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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 1869 - First edition. Octavo. 36pp., with a folded facsimile. 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 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." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        31 Autographen.

      Verschiedene Orte, ca. 1864 bis 1869. - S. u. Briefe, Gedichte und großformatige Albumblätter (teils mehrere Einträge auf 1 Bl.) aus dem Nachlaß der Maria Gaspari. Vertreten sind: Prinz Camillo Massimo di Arsoli (1836-1921; Brief 1864), Marianna Giarre Billi (1835-1906; Albumblatt 1866 mit Gedicht), Gino Capponi (Politiker, Historiker und Dichter, 1792-1876; Albumblatt), S. Centofanti (Albumblatt 1866), Gaetano de Castilla (Politiker, 1794-1870; Albumblatt 1866), Augusto Conti (Historiker und Politiker, 1822-1905; Albumblatt), Francesco dall'Ongaro (Dichter, 1808-1873; Albumblatt 1866 mit Gedicht), Pietro Dazzi (Pädagoge, 1838-1896; Albumblatt mit Gedicht), Isidoro Del Lungo (Literaturhistoriker und Kritiker, 1841-1927; Albumblatt mit Gedicht), Pietro Fanfani (Philologe und Schriftsteller, 1815-1879; Albumblatt), Caterina Francheschi Ferrucci (1803-1887; Albumblatt 1866), Michele Ferrucci (Albumblatt 1866), Emilio Frullani (geb. 1808, Lyriker; Albumblatt 1866 mit Gedicht), Erminia Fua Fusinato (Dichterin, 1834-1876, Albumblatt 1866 mit Gedicht), Pietro Giannone (Dichter, 1792-1872, Albumblatt 1866 mit Gedicht), G. Giuliani (Albumblatt 1866), Raffaello Lambruschini (Agronom und Politiker, 1788-1873; Brief 1861 und Albumblatt 1866), Terenzio Mamiani della Rovere (Gelehrter und Staatsmann, 1799-1885, Albumblatt 1866), Giannina Milli (Schriftstellerin, 1825-1888, Albumblatt 1866 mit Gedicht), Caterina Percoto (Schriftstellerin, 1812-1887, auf ein Albumblatt montiertes winziges Manuskript mit Widmung 1866; 5 S.), Giuseppe Salvatore Pianell (Politiker, 1818-1892; Albumblatt 1868), Carlo Poerio (Politiker, 1803-1867; Brief 1864), Marina Sprea Baroni Semitecolo (Brief 1868), Atto Vannucci (Historiker und Politiker, 1810-1883; Albumblatt), Bernardino Zendrini (Dichter und Literaturhistoriker, 1839-1879; sign. Gedichtmanuskript 1867) und andere sowie eine Porträt-Photographie (Visit-Format). - Die großformatigen Albumblätter (285:190 mm) enthalten oft längere Abhandlungen oder umfangreiche Gedichte, jeweils für Maria Gaspari geschrieben.

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        Chirurgische Klinik. Zürich 1860-1867 Wien 1868 Wien 1869-1870 Wien 1871-1876. Erfahrungen auf dem Gebiete der praktischen Chirurgie. 4 in 3 Bdn. (all publ).

      Berlin, Verlag von August Hirschwald, 1869, 8, XII, 605, (1) 1870, XII, 159, (1) 1872, VI, 379 1879, XXVII, (1), 652 pp. mit 45 Holzschnitten und 17 lith. Tafeln, feines einheitlich in Halbleinen gebundenes Exemplar. Selten Vollständig angeboten, die ersten Auflagen der 'Chirurgischen Klinik'en 1860-1876 - der letzte Bericht "nebst einem Gesamt-Bericht über die Chirurgischen Kliniken in Zürich und Wien während der Jahre 1860-1876." "Die Jahresberichte über seine praktische chirurgische Tätigkeit bedeuten insofern einen Markstein in der chirurgischen Publizistik, als er mit schonungsloser Kritik und bis dahin unbekannter Offenheit die Erfahrungen seiner ZÜRICHER und WIENER Klinik vor der medizinischen Öffentlichkeit ausbreitete. Er ist wahrscheinlich der erste Chirurg gewesen, der auch seine Mißerfolge ausführlich dargelegt hat." -Uhlenbruck"Soweit ich mich selbst beurtheilen kann, ist es das Beste was ich gemacht habe, es ist auch unwiderruflich das Letzte." -Billroth an Czerny, 29.Nov. 1878. The value of this final (4th) report, which could only have been collated at the expenditure of the greatest industry and through apparently infinite capacity for work, is due not merely to the important contributions to practical surgery contained in them, but much more to the fact that Billroth for the first time presented to the world a complete account of his experience... no one before Billroth had the courage to appear before the tribunal of scientific criticism with his experience in its entirety, including, therefore that of an unsuccessful, as well as that of a successful character.-Hemmeter His 'Chirurgische Klinik' had a world-wide influence on cancer surgery.

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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)

      Bradbury, Agnew & Co, London - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chirurgische Klinik. Zürich 1860-1867. Erfahrungen auf dem Gebiete der praktischen Chirurgie.

      Berlin, Verlag von August Hirschwald, 1869, 8, XII, 605 pp., 15 Holzschn., 3 lith. Taf., feiner Halbleinenband. First Edition - Rare "Separat - Abdruck" aus dem Archiv für klinische Chirurgie. Bd. X." "Billroth was reproted to be a good plastic surgeon, espacially in facial reconstruction, because of his artistic imagination. During his time in Zürich, he operated upon 32 children, up to the age of two years, with clefts of the lip and palate - using the method of Magaigne and von Langenbeck. His mortality was 11,5 per cent and he concluded, from this figure, that early operation in children was justified. Concerning the speech results of his adault patients (19 cases), he noticed that they were discouraging - and that the foremost problem in palatal closure was, indeed to obtain good spech." McDowell, The source book of plastic surgery, p.204f. First Edition in bookform. Rare, In 1860 Billroth accepted a call to Zürich. He remains seven years there, and during this period more than 8000 surgical patients passed through his hand. The report of his activity is characterised by a relentles sincerity and selfcritism. Billroth's Jahresberichte - Meilensteine chirurgischer Forschung. Erste Ausgabe in Buchform. "Seine 'Chirurgische Erfahrungen' bedeuten einen Markstein - den Beginn der klinischen Forschungen im empirischen Sinne, insbesondere auf dem Gebiet der Chirurgie."- Sandblom "Seine Jahresberichte aus Zürich u. Wien eröffneten jedem einen klaren Einblick in die Resultate seiner Klinik. Sie sind mit rücksichtsloser Offenheit und schonungsloser Selbstkritik geschrieben, und das zu einer Zeit begonnen, in welcher die Misserfolge überwogen. Seine vorausgeschickte Begründung gehört zu dem Schönsten im Schriftum unseres Faches."-Payer, Billroth Gedenkrede (1929) "Das Einzigartige an ihm waren seine Wahrheitsliebe und seine Selbstkritik. Seine Erfahrungsberichte aus den 60er und 70er Jahren des vorigen Jahrhunderts wirkten schlechthin sensationell, weil er es als erster wagte, alle, auch die negativen Ergebnisse seiner chirurgischen Tätigkeit ungeschminkt zu publizieren." -E.Kern Nach 12 vergeblichen Bewerbungen erreichte 1859 den Dreißigjährigen der Ruf nach Zürich, hier wirkte Billroth 7 Jahre. In diesen wenigen Jahren begründete er seinen chirurgischen Weltruf.

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        Wolfsmensch - Hairy Man

      Bourne & Shepherd Photographers, India - CDV - Kartonkärtchen mit aufgezogenem alten Foto, um 1869 / 1870. - Auf Rückseite von Hand mit Bleistift beschriftet : "Hairy Man". - Format ca. 10,2 x. 6,2 cm. Guter Zustand, eine absolute Rarität. -- Exemplar stammt aus dem Vorlass eines Botschafters i. R., aus dem Familienbesitz. (Der Urgroßvater war ein leidenschaftlicher Fotograf.) -- Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland. --- Als Hypertrichose oder Hypertrichosis bezeichnet man das Symptom einer über das übliche Maß an geschlechtsspezifischer Behaarung hinausgehenden Haardichte bzw. eine Behaarung an sonst stets unbehaarten Stellen. Die Hypertrichose kann lokal begrenzt an einzelnen Stellen auftreten (beispielsweise als behaarter Naevus pilosus, Tierfellnävus) oder den gesamten Körper mit Ausnahme der Fußsohlen und Handflächen betreffen. Letzteres kann als angeborenes Syndrom bei Fortbestehen der fetalen Lanugohaare auftreten (Hypertrichosis congenita lanuginosa, Hypertrichosis universalis congenita) und bietet dann das medizinhistorische Bild der sogenannten "Wolfsmenschen". - Seit dem Mittelalter sind nicht mehr als 50 Fälle von Wolfsmenschen dokumentiert. Sie galten als menschliche Kuriositäten, wurden öffentlich zur Schau gestellt. Noch zu Beginn des 19. Jahrhunderts reiste der in Polen geborene Stephan Bibrowsky als Zirkusattraktion "Lionel der Löwenmensch" durch die Welt.

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        MEMOIRS OF SERVICE AFLOAT, DURING THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES

      Baltimore, Maryland: Kelly, Piet & Co, 1869. First Edition. Leather-bound. Very Good Plus. 4to, brown calf over red and white nonpareil marbled boards, measuring 9" x 6.5" x 2". Leather spine and corners double-ruled in gilt. Elaborate gilt spine with patterns of a sextant, an anchor, and a navigational star, bordered by an aquatic vignette of a curled wave, at each corner of each of the three nautical images. Beveled edges,The nonpareil marbled pattern, though somewhat faded, repeats at all edges, and, again, with many more colors, on the free and pastedown endpapers, front and rear. Six chromo-lithographed plates by Hoen & Co., Baltimore, including a striking and multi-colored image by Civil War battle veteran and artist Allen C. Redwood, entitled "The Blowing up of the James River Fleet, on the night of the Evacuation of Richmond". Redwood is responsible for at least one other of the six chromo-lithographic images in the book. Just a bit of shelf rubbing to boards, particularly along top and bottom edges. Front pastedown bears previous owner's handsome bookplate, and on the front fly, the penciled name of a relative, with an 1876 date. were well-known bankers and investors in Iowa, and then Southern California. A few instances of foxing throughout, including the borders of several of the plates, but none seriously obfuscates the image. Simultaneously published in London, England and Baltimore, Maryland USA. (Howes, S-286; Broadfoot, P. 520 (Fourth Ed.). Chapter 6, entitled "The Question of Slavery as it Affected Secession", appears to be a polemic against the slavery-hating North.

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        Military Maps illustrating the Operations of the Armies of the Potomac & James May 4th 1864 to April 9th 1865

      War Department; Office of the Chief of Engineers, [Washington, D.C.] 1869 - First edition. Large folio. Measures approximately 20" x 24". 16 double-page lithographic maps. Complete. Prepared under the direction of Bvt. Brig. Gen. N. Michler, Major of Engineers, and Bvt. Lieut. Col. P.S. Michie, Capt. of Engineers. Contemporary half leather and marbled paper boards. Ex-library copy with bookplate and small number stamp, else no other markings. The boards are worn and detached, lacking the spine back, the last plate has one vertical crease, else a good sound set of very fine detailed topographical maps, printed under the direction of Julius Bien (New York Lithographing, Engraving & Printing Co.): 1. Antietam, 2. Appomattox Court House, 3. Chancellorville, 4. Cold Harbor, 5-6. Region between Gettysburg and Appomattox Court House, 7. Fredericsburg, 8. Spottsylvania, 9. The Wilderness, 10. Richmond, 11. Petersburg and Five Forks, 12. High Bridge and Farmville, 13. Totopotomoy, 14. Bermuda Hundred, 15. Jetersville and Sailor's Creek, and 16. Harper's Ferry. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Calligraphical poem and song manuscripts with numerous autogr. drawings.

      No place, 1869 ff. - (Large) 4to. 2 vols. with 117 pp. Includes 83 pp. on 44 boards stored loosely in wooden portfolio with calf spine. Outstanding collection of watercolours and washed pen-and-ink drawings, many in half-page size. The first, larger, of the two volumes is entitled: "Deutsche Dichterworte über Mutterliebe und Häuslichkeit / illustrirt mit Photografien u. Randzeichnungen von Gabriele St.-Genois-Stolberg / 1869". - The second volume contains equally painstakingly executed drawings illustrating Heinrich Heine's "Buch der Lieder"; the loose sheets contain various poems, set to music on additional leaves; composers include Carl Eckert, Friedrich Kücken and Robert Schumann. The illustrations and calligraphical copies are by Gabriele St. Genois, granddaughter of Friedrich Leopold Stolberg, and by Elisabeth Salm-Reifferscheidt, née Princess Liechtenstein (1832-94). - Some fingerstaining, but very attractively preserved. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Théorie des machines motrices et des effets mécaniques de la chaleur

      Paris, Eugène Lacroix, 1869, in-8, 189-[18] pp, demi-chagrin vert, Leçons faites a la Sorbonne, recueillies et rédigées par Émile Leclert, ingénieur des constructions navales. Ouvrage de la collections Publications scientifiques industrielles de E. Lacroix. Nombreuses figures et calculs dans le texte. Ouvrage en deux parties : 1. Théorie générale des machines motrices et propriétés des fluides établies dans idée préconçue sur la nature de la chaleur ; 2. Théorie mécanique de la chaleur et particularités qu'elle introduit sans la théorie générale. Ferdinand Reech (1805-1884), ingénieur de marine, étudia à l'École Polytechnique puis à l'École du Génie maritime de Brest en 1825. Il enseigna la géométrie, la mécanique, , thermodynamique et l'hydrodynamique à Lorient, où venait d'être transférée l'École du Génie, dont il devint le directeur en 1831 ; il contribua à la réinstallation de l'institution à Paris, où elle avait été fondée en 1795. Rousseurs éparses. Cachet de l'institut catholique de Paris et étiquette en pied du dos. Étiquette ex-libris d'Henri Viellard. DSB XI, p. 344-345.

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        Styx. Gedichte.

      77, 2 Seiten mit Jugenstil-Buchschmuck. Illustrierte Original-Broschur (die Umschlag-Illustration von Fidus auch auf dem Titelblatt), rauer Schnitt. Innen nur leicht gebräunt, Umschlag etwas berieben u. abgegriffen, Kanten leicht bestossen mit kleineren Läsuren. Obere Ecken etwas stärker bestossen, Rücken dort leicht angeplatzt. Erste Ausgabe des ersten veröffentlichten Gedichtbandes von Else Lasker-Schüler (1869-1945) - WG 2.1

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        Reminiscences of Athens and the Morea.

      London: John Murray,, 1869. Extracts from a journal of travels in Greece in 1839. Edited by his son, the present Earl. With a map. Octavo. Original green cloth by Edmonds & Remnants, titles to spine gilt, decorative frame blocked in blind to covers, black coated endpapers, edges untrimmed. Folding engraved frontispiece map. Text within single rule frame. Bookplate to front free endpaper. Binder's ticket to rear pastedown. Pencil notes to rear free endpaper recto. Spine a little toned and gently rolled, wear to extremities, a couple small marks to boards, light foxing to prelims and endmatter; a very good copy. First and only edition. Henry John George Herbert, third earl of Carnarvon (1800–1849) travelled extensively in North Africa and the Iberian peninsula and was "an intelligent observer and an excellent linguist" (ODNB). This work, edited by his son and Henry Howard Molyneux Herbert, fourth earl of Carnarvon (1831–1890), describes a tour which he undertook in 1839 whilst Greece was "suffering from the effects of war and civil disturbances" (ODNB). An uncommon work with five copies traced at auction.

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        Nouvelles moscovites : Le Juif. - Pétouchkof. - Le chien. - Apparitions. - Annouchka. - Le brigadier. - Histoire du lieutenant Yergounof

      Jules Hetzel & Cie 1869 - - Jules Hetzel & Cie, Paris s.d. (1869), 11x17cm, relié. - Edition originale de la traduction française établie par Prosper Mérimée (pour les quatre premières nouvelles) et par Ivan Tourgueneff (pour les trois autres). Reliure en demi basane marron à petits coins, dos à quatre fins nerfs sertis de guirlandes dorées et orné de filets dorés, frises dorées en tête et en queue, plats de papier marbré, reliure de l'époque. Très rare envoi autographe signé d'Ivan Tourgueneff. Tampon imprimé de bibliothèque sur une garde, exemplaire rogné avec légère perte de lettres sur l'envoi autographe comme régulièrement, rares rousseurs. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition of the French translation prepared by Prosper Mérimée (for the first four short stories) and by Ivan Tourgueneff (for the other three). Binder in brown demi-bason with small corners, back with four fine nerves set with gold garlands and adorned with golden fillets, golden friezes at the head and tail, plates marbled paper, Contemporary binding. Very rare autograph signed by Ivan Tourgueneff. Stamp printed library on a guard, copy clipped with slight loss of letters on the autograph autograph dedication of the author as regular, rare foxinges. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The "Bab" Ballads. [together with:] More "Bab" Ballads. Much Sound and Little Sense

      London: John Camden Hotten [and] George Routledge and Sons, 1869 / 1872. A Masterful Pair of Inlaid Bindings by Bayntun-Riviere [BAYNTUN-RIVIÉRE, binders]. GILBERT, W.S. The "Bab" Ballads. [together with:] More "Bab" Ballads. Much Sound and Little Sense. London: John Camden Hotten [and] George Routledge and Sons, 1869 [and] 1872. First editions. Two octavo volumes (6 15/16 x 5 1/4 inches; 177 x 133 mm.). ix, [2], 14-222, [4, adv.]; viii, [1], 14-224, [4. adv.] pp. Black and white frontispieces with tissue guards, black and white text illustrations by the author throughout. Neatly written in black ink on the recto of the frontispiece of More "Bab" Ballads is a twelve line poem "Once a Fairy..." dated "Feby. 18th. 1875." Bound c. 1960 by Bayntun-Rivière & Son in full emerald green crushed levant morocco. Covers ruled in gilt, front covers with characters from the books inlaid in various colored morocco's within a scalloped gilt frame. Spines with five raised bands decoratively ruled and paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, green cockerell end-papers, all edges gilt. Original gilt decorated green cloth front covers bound in at end of each volume. Wood engraved bookplate of Peter & Margery Morris on each paste-down. A fine set housed in a green cloth slipcase. The bindings of Bayntun-Rivière, in the quality of the materials, the forwarding, and in the finish and delicacy of the tooling are deserving of almost unqualified commendation. Their bindings are wonderful specimens of artistic taste, skill, and perseverance. Robert Rivière (1808-1882) bequeathed his business to this son-in-law in 1880, and the name of the firm was changed to Rivière & Son. Bayntun of Bath acquired Rivière c. 1930. "Originally published in the columns of FUN, a monthly magazine, The Bab Ballads are light verse by W. S. Gilbert, illustrated with his own comic drawings. Gilbert wrote the Ballads before he became famous for his comic opera librettos with Arthur Sullivan. In writing The Bab Ballads Gilbert developed his unique 'topsy-turvy' style, where the humor was derived by setting up a ridiculous premise and working out its logical consequences, however absurd. The Ballads also reveal Gilbert's cynical and satirical approach to humor. They became famous on their own, as well as being a source for plot elements, characters and songs that Gilbert would recycle in the Gilbert and Sullivan operas. The Bab Ballads take their name from Gilbert's childhood nickname, and he later began to sign his illustrations 'Bab'" (Wikipedia). By 1868, Gilbert's poems had won sufficient popularity to justify a collected edition. He selected forty-four of the poems (thirty-four of them illustrated) for an edition of The "Bab" Ballads - Much Sound and Little Sense. A second collected edition, More "Bab" Ballads, including thirty-five ballads (all illustrated), appeared in 1872. "Nothing else quite like the Ballads has ever been produced in the English language. They contain both satire and nonsense, as well as a great deal of utter absurdity. The Ballads were read aloud at private dinner-parties, public banquets and even in the House of Lords. The ballads have been much published, and there are even recordings of readings of some of them" (Ibid.).

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        AN ABRIDGED SPECIMEN OF PRINTING TYPES., RE-ISSUE OF 1874, with Prices Corrected to that Date.

      NY: George Bruce's Son & Co., 1869. - 9 1/4 x 12. Title, 2-166 French-fold pages,printed rectos & versos, plus Supplements 1, 2 in part, 3-5, 7-10 (March 1870-July 1875). The supplements are paginated 167-170, 173-198, 203-222. As issued, there is no page 171/172 and Supplement 6 is not present. Original cloth covers with title & "1869" gilt stamped on upper cover and spine. Covers a bit soiled and faded. The binding has been professionally restored, preserving original spine. Very good, clean, tight. Pages 2-6 constitute a revised price list, pages 7-123 type (including many fancy and ornamental faces), and pages 124-166 display rules, ornaments, and cuts. Most of the typographic material is displayed in a variety of typographic and bibliographic themes. OCLC notes three US copies: Yale, CT Historical Society, St. Louis Public Library. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Disegni originali.

      23rd February-24th March 1869. - Oblong quarto album comprising 55 pencil sketches of landscapes (mostly 16 x 22cm; 1: 20 x 27.5cm; 4: 22 x 27.8cm), including 5 gouaches (3: 23.7x 31cm; 1: 21 x 28cm). Added are 66 miscellaneous drawings and sketches including a watercolour, some of an earlier date, and 13 engraved images. All mounted on brown paper interleaved with protective guards. Near- contemporary sheep, sides covered with decorative paper with armorial bookplate of the Roman art scholar Dr Ottavio Gigli (1816-76) and front cover and with his library stamp in blank corner margins of 3 drawings; worn (overall size 24 x 36 cm). A collection of 55 pencil sketches of picturesque landscapes by the Roman painter Alessandro Castelli (1809-1902) renowned for his accurate study of nature, richness of composition and colourful interpretation. The evocative drawings representing dramatic scenery with mountain passes, lakes, boulders, luxuriant vegetation, sloping valleys and a tempest demonstrate the artist’s work in progress; 27 include human figures; 24 are dated by the artist in pencil: 23rd February - 24th March 1869; 4 compositions remain unfinished; the first of the 4 gouaches is signed. Castelli is chiefly celebrated for his views of Rome and the Roman Campagna. Apprenticed to his uncle, Simone Poncardi, a water colourist, he later attended the Accademia di San Luca. An accomplished draughtsman, he initially trained as an engraver which explains the precision of his work. Castelli also travelled and worked in England, Germany and France from 1860 to 1870. Napoleon III bought some of his paintings at the Paris 1867 Exhibition. His best work in terms of artistic refinement is considered ‘La Nera a Narni’ (Roman National Gallery of Modern Art ). The additional drawings contained in this album include ten neo-classical designs c.1820-40 by other Italian artists and a water-colour of the grotto of St Rosalia at Palermo. The Castelli drawings are in excellent condition except for one gouache with a small wax stain; the miscellaneous images vary in quality and state of preservation. Cf: Buscardi, La pittura di paesaggio in Italia, Bologna 1935, pp499,502; V.Martinelli, Paesisti romani dell’Ottocento, Rome 1963; R.J.M.Olson, Italian 19th century Drawings and Watercolours, New York 1976; Thieme-Becker, Kuenstler –Lexikon, VI, pp145ff. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        NEW ZEALAND / MOARI WARS – TRIO OF ILLUSTRATED BROADSIDES:

      - [Wellington:] Printed at the Gen. Gov. Lith. Press by J. Earle, [1869]. Very rare monuments of colonial New Zealand printing and history - a trio of broadsides depicting the locations of the decisive battles of both Te Kooti’s War and Titokowaru’s War, the last major armed Maori uprisings against British colonial rule, published in Wellington, in 1869, by the General Government Lithographic Press. - 1. Octavius Lawes Woodthorpe BOUSFIELD (1830 - 1882), Surveyor/ John BUCHANAN (1819 - 1898), Draftsman. [NGATAPA FORTRESS – CROSS SECTIONS:] Sections of Ngatapa Pa, Poverty Bay taken by the Colonial Forces under Col. Whitmore 5th Jany. 1869. [Wellington:] Printed at the Gen. Gov. Lith. Press by J. Earle, [1869]. Lithograph (Very Good, a few small closed marginal tears, some slight foxing and staining, mostly confined to margins), 30.5 x 50.5 cm (12 x 20 inches). - 2. Octavius Lawes Woodthorpe BOUSFIELD (1830 - 1882), Surveyor / John BUCHANAN (1819 - 1898), Draftsman. [MAP OF THE ATTACK UPON NGATAPA FORTRESS:] Plan of Ngatapa Pa, Poverty Bay taken by Col. Whitmore with the Colonial Force from the Hau Hau under Te Kooti. [Wellington:] Printed at the Gen. Gov. Lith. Press by J. Earle, [1869]. Lithograph with original outline hand colour (Very Good, lovely original colours, some very slight foxing), 44 x 29 cm (17.5 x 11.5 inches). 3. - John BUCHANAN (1819 - 1898). [TAURANGA-IKA FORT – CROSS SECTIONS:] Sections of Taurangaika Pa, West Coast. [Wellington:] Printed at the Gen. Gov. Lith. Press by J. Earle, [1869]. Lithograph (Good, some creasing along centerfold, some minor loss in blank space bottom centre, some small closed tears at head of centerfold, and remains of old improvised guard on verso of centerfold (where supposedly previously bound into a composite album), reinforced with archival tape on verso at head and tail of centrefold), 42 x 56 cm (16.5 x 22 inches). Presented here is a trio of very rare broadsides illustrating the scenes of the decisive events of the final Maori Wars. Printed in 1869, at the General Government Lithographic Press in Wellington, they are amongst the most historically important images ever published in New Zealand, being stellar and authentic records of Maori military architecture and battle tactics, in addition to being records of the specific events themselves. The first two of the broadsides concern the siege of the Ngatapa Pa, a fortress in the eastern North Island, that marked the decisive showdown of Te Kooti’s War, in December 1868-Janaury 1869. The third broadside concerns the siege of Tauranga-ika Pa, a fortress in the Taranaki region of the western North Island, that was marked the definitive end of Titokowaru’s War, in February 1869. In both cases, these seemingly impregnable fortresses were abandoned by the respective leaders of the Maori uprisings, at the very height of the sieges, leaving both the bastions and the war theatres, in general, in the hands of the British Colonial forces. Importantly, the end of these uprisings also marked the end of major Maori armed resistance to the colonial regime in New Zealand. SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR LONGER DESCRIPTION.

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        On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection,

      London: John Murray,, 1869. or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Fifth edition, with additions and corrections. (Tenth Thousand). Octavo. Original green cloth, gilt titles to spine, blind-panelled covers, black coated endpapers. Folding diagram at p. 132. With the contemporary booklabel of Reverend Lloyd B. Walrond to the front pastedown. Bookseller's blindstamp to front free endpaper. Ownership inscription in ink to half-title. Spine gently rolled, slight wear to extremities, a couple of small nicks to spine ends, faint mark to front free endpaper; a very good copy. Fifth edition of "the most important biological book ever written" (Freeman). This copy is in Freeman's variant c. of the binding (no priority). "The fifth edition of 1869 was of 2,000 copies and was again much revised. It is in this one that Darwin used the expression "the survival of the fittest", Herbert Spencer's term, for the first time; it appears first in the heading of Chapter IV" (Freeman).

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        Das Kaiserreich Ostindien und die angrenzenden Gebirgsländer. Nach den Reisen der Brüder Schlagintweit und anderer Forscher dargestellt. Dem Andenken an Hermann von Schlagintweit-Sakünlünski gewidmet.

      Gr.-8. XII, 639(1) S. Mit 12 Tondruck-Tafeln sowie einigen, teils blaugrün getönten Textholzschnitten. Neuer, hellblauer Leinenband m. aufgez. Vorderdeckel des Originaleinbandes, Rückentitel in Rot- u. Schwarzpräg. Aschoff 2041 Embacher 259 ff.- Vorliegend die "Volksausgabe" des großartigen, 1869-80 in 4 Bänden erschienenen Reisewerkes von Hermann Schlagintweit-Sakünlünski : Reisen in Indien und Hochasien..ausgeführt in den Jahren 1854-1858. Erst ab S. 550 mit kurzen Beschreibungen anderer Expeditionen. Im Anhang mit Routentafel u. 11-seitigem Sachregister. Die 12 Tafeln entsprechen denen der großen Ausgabe. - Die drei Brüder Hermann, Adolph u. Robert Schlagintweit erhielten durch Vermittlung Alex. v. Humboldts vom König v. Preußen u. der Britisch-Ostindischen Kompagnie den Auftrag zu einer wissenschaftlichen Reise nach Indien u. in das Himalayagebirge, vor allem zur Erforschung des Erdmagnetismus. Dabei gelangten sie u.a. bis nach Darjiling, Bhutan, Leh, in den Karakorum, nach Nepal, ins Tarimbecken u. sogar ins damals noch verbotene Tibet. Auf dem Rückweg erreichten sie bei einer versuchten Besteigung des Kamet mit 6.758 m einen Höhenrekord für die damalige Zeit. (Embacher). "Die drei Brüder..sind die aufopferndsten Erforscher Indiens und Hoch-Asiens im Zeitalter Alex. v. Humboldts, seine getreuesten Nacheiferer sie bezeichnen den Höhepunkt u. auch schon den Ausklang universaler, d.h. die Gesamtheit der Erscheinungen erfassender Raumerschließung" (Henze V, S. 62).

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        Reminiscences of Athens and the Morea. Extracts from a journal of travels in Greece in 1839. Edited by his son, the present Earl. With a map.

      London: John Murray, 1869 - Octavo. Original green cloth by Edmonds & Remnants, titles to spine gilt, decorative frame blocked in blind to covers, black coated endpapers, edges untrimmed. Bookplate to front free endpaper. Binder's ticket to rear pastedown. Pencil notes to rear free endpaper recto. Spine a little toned and gently rolled, wear to extremities, a couple small marks to boards, light foxing to prelims and endmatter; a very good copy. Folding engraved frontispiece map. Text within single rule frame. First and sole edition. Henry John George Herbert, third earl of Carnarvon (1800–1849) travelled extensively in North Africa and the Iberian peninsula and was "an intelligent observer and an excellent linguist" (ODNB). This work, edited by his son and Henry Howard Molyneux Herbert, fourth earl of Carnarvon (1831–1890), describes a tour which he undertook in 1839 whilst Greece was "suffering from the effects of war and civil disturbances" (ODNB). An uncommon work with five copies traced at auction. Blackmer 806. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Culture and Anarchy: An Essay in Political and Social Criticism

      London: Smith, Elder and Company, 1869. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. (Dated 1869 on title page.) lx, 272pp. Original brown cloth lettered in gilt, brown endpapers. Very Good+ with light edge wear and rubbing to cloth, a few small bumps, front and rear hinges a little tender due to heavy boards, former owner's name in pencil on verso of front free endpaper. Tiny wrinkle to page 88. Internally very clean. A very nice copy of the extremely influential Victorian book of criticism contrasting culture ("a study of perfection") with the barbarous, democratic chaos of its opposite.

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        Class B. - Correspondence with British ministers and agents in foreign countries, and with foreign ministers in England, relating to the Slave Trade. From January 1 to December 31, 1868. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. 1869. [4131-I].

      London, Harrison and Sons, 1869. - Folio. VI, 86 pp. Top edge gilt. Sewn. Rare British parliamentary papers and correspondence with local agents on the slave trade, including accounts of the extent to which many Arabs of the Gulf involved themselves in slavery in spite of their rulers having entered into agreements prohibiting such an activity: "[T]he Northern Arabs repair to the East Coast of Africa with no other motive than that of running slaves to the Persian Gulf [.] It is a known fact, that not one out of a hundred dhows that come here from the Persian Gulf, comes for any other purpose than to carry a cargo of slaves stolen from the inhabitants of Zanzibar" (p. 75). "These Sheikhs [on the Arabian coast line], who are all, more or less, bound to observe the Treaties, [.] allow the dhows to land the slaves they have succeeded in smuggling out of the Sultan's dominions [.] Could not the Sultan of Oman and the other Chiefs of the Persian Gulf be induced to issue orders calculated to prevent their subjects from carrying on this Trade?" (p. 73f.). - Disbound from a volume of parliamentary papers. Some leaves loosened, but on the whole a good copy. Wilson p. 210. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MEMOIRS OF SERVICE AFLOAT, DURING THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES

      Baltimore, Maryland: Kelly, Piet & Co, 1869. First Edition. Leather-bound. Very Good Plus. 4to, brown calf over red and white nonpareil marbled boards, measuring 9" x 6.5" x 2". Leather spine and corners double-ruled in gilt. Elaborate gilt spine with patterns of a sextant, an anchor, and a navigational star, bordered by an aquatic vignette of a curled wave, at each corner of each of the three nautical images. Beveled edges,The nonpareil marbled pattern, though somewhat faded, repeats at all edges, and, again, with many more colors, on the free and pastedown endpapers, front and rear. Six chromo-lithographed plates by Hoen & Co., Baltimore, including a striking and multi-colored image by Civil War battle veteran and artist Allen C. Redwood, entitled "The Blowing up of the James River Fleet, on the night of the Evacuation of Richmond". Redwood is responsible for at least one other of the six chromo-lithographic images in the book. Just a bit of shelf rubbing to boards, particularly along top and bottom edges. Front pastedown bears previous owner's handsome bookplate, and on the front fly, the penciled name of a relative, with an 1876 date. were well-known bankers and investors in Iowa, and then Southern California. A few instances of foxing throughout, including the borders of several of the plates, but none seriously obfuscates the image. Simultaneously published in London, England and Baltimore, Maryland USA. (Howes, S-286; Broadfoot, P. 520 (Fourth Ed.). Chapter 6, entitled "The Question of Slavery as it Affected Secession", appears to be a polemic against the slavery-hating North.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1869 : 1869 Wisden Cricketers Almanac, Facsimile Wrappers

      1869. On offer here is an 1869 Wisden Cricketers Almanac in entirely original condition apart from the facsimile wrappers. 1869 is commonly regarded as the second scarcest Wisden after the 1875 edition. The copy on offer here has been recently fitted with facsimile wrappers which are in excellent, as new condition. The remainder of the book is entirely original. The title page has the odd very minor mark and the contents page has a little, very light foxing as does the last page - at page 120. Apart from this the contents are in absolutely immaculate, clean condition - original, unmarked and clean. A really excellent example of a very scarce year.

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        The Yosemite Guide-Book: A Description of the Yosemite Valley and the Adjacent Region of the Sierra Nevada, and of the Big Trees of California

      New York: Published by Authority of the Legislature, 1869. First edition. Hardcover. Ex-library. 155 pp.; tipped in publisher's advertisement on the rear free endsheet. original green cloth with gilt design and title to the front cover; gilt title to spine; gilt design to rear board. Several black and white plates and figures; two folding maps in a rear pocket. General wear to extremities; inner hinges cracked. With ex-library markings; blindstamps on the title page, page 35 and page 135. Inkstamp on the ffep. An approx. 4" vertical split along the top edge of the spine where it meets the front board. Internally very good. Maps present and in clean condition with only minor splitting and no library marks.

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        Phantasmagoria And Other Poems

      London: Macmillan & Co., 1869, 1869. FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE PRESENTATION COPY. 1 vol., with the chapter 'Melancholetta' incorrectly numbered 78 in the Table of Contents and no cancel title-page and without 'Author of Alice in Wonderland' to the title-page, inscribed on the half-title "Rev R. Duckworth, with the Author's sincere regards. Jan 1869." Bound in the publisher's original gilt stamped blue cloth, spine slightly darkened, all edges gilt, inner hinges just starting, outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine with minor rubbing, leather bookplate of Harry Glemby to front pastedown, housed in a 1/2 red morocco slipcase, ribbed gilt lettered spine. OF UNIQUE ASSOCIATION INTEREST BEING GIVEN BY C. L. DODGSON TO R. DUCKWORTH, HIS FRIEND AND COMPANION ON THE MEMORABLE BOATING TRIP WHICH GAVE US "ALICE IN WONDERLAND" This copy originally sold at Anderson Galleries in NY in 1926 as part of the collection of Harry Glemby. Duckworth was the person rowing the boat on the original boating expedition of 4 July 1862 during which Alice's Adventures were first told by Lewis Carroll. He is represented by the Duck in the book, a play on his last name. A more interesting presentation/association copy of this title can not be imagined. ?To appreciate the interest fully one must refer to the Lewis Carroll Picture Book, edited by S. Dodgson Collingwood, London, 1899, pages 358-60, where Canon Duckworth relates the whole origin of the story of Alice and the river expedition which gave rise to it.

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        [SYDNEY] Photographic portrait of a mother and her seven children, by Beaufoy Merlin, 1870

      Albumen print photograph with hand colouring, carte de visite format, 104 x 62 mm, vignetted image approximately 55 x 70 mm, verso with imprint ofAmerican & Australasian Photographic Company, Sydney Office, 11 Barrack Street. Beaufoy Merlin. Both the tinted albumen print and mount are in fine condition. A superb portrait of a Sydney family, taken in the courtyard of their sandstone house. The legacy of master photographer Beaufoy Merlin is of incalculable importance to our understanding of the appearance and social conditions of New South Wales in the early 1870s. Under the banner of the American & Australasian Photographic Company, he and his assistant Charles Bayliss set out from Victoria towards Sydney in 1869, on the way passing through the townships of southern New South Wales and creating an incredible photographic record of buildings, people and scenes in those places. Merlin based his business in Barrack Street, Sydney after his arrival there in 1870, later moving to premises in George Street. In Sydney he specialised in studio portraiture as well as photographing houses and shops with families or proprietors outside. Merlin sold his Sydney studio - along with all his negatives - in early 1872, and during 1872-73 he and Bayliss then created the A&AP Co.'s most famous series of photographs, the magnificent views and portraits taken on the goldfields of central western New South Wales, visually documenting life in such places as Hill End, Gulgong, Home Rule and Canadian Lead. Following Merlin's early death in September, 1873, the glass plate negatives of these goldfields photographs were kept safely by his wealthy benefactor Bernhardt Holtermann. Their existence had been unknown until their serendipitous rediscovery in the early 1950s, and they were donated to the Mitchell Library in 1952. The State Library of New South Wales staged an exhibition of these important photographs, The greatest wonder of the world, in 2013.

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        ALS. Munich, 20. V. 1869.

      1869. Small 4to. 1 p. To an unnamed addressee. - Slightly browned and wrinkled and with traces of mounting.

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        Bayerischer Soldaten-Kalender / für das Jahr 1870. - Preis: gefalzt 12 kr.

      Sulzbach, Verlag der J. E. Seidel schen Buchhandlung, o.J. (1869) 12,5 (H) x 9,5 cm (12). Kleinformatiger Soldaten-Kalender für das Jahr 1870 mit Spuren einer ehemaligen Broschierung, in privates unbedrucktes Halb-Leder-Bändchen eingebunden. Dem 72-seitigen Kalender sind 8 Notizblätter in stärkerem Papier angebunden Der Kalender besitzt eine reich illustriertes Titelblatt sowie Abschlußblatt neben einem durschschossenen 2-farbig bedrucktem Kalendariumn enthält er eine Abbildung des Werder-Gewehres, das Werder-Gewehr geöffnet auf ausklappbarere Tafel, rs. mehrfarbiger Plan der Eisenbahnen von Süddeutschland. Inhaltlich beginnt der Kalender mit der Genealogie des Königl. Hauses Bayern, sowie der Herzoglichen Linie. Es folgen die Kalender-Notizen mit illustriertem Mond-Kalender, bevor das eigentliche Kalendarium beginnt Es folgen: Tabelle mit Neumonden und Festen der Juden Chargen der Vorgesetzten Das Nothwendigste aus dem Wehrverfassungsgesetze v. 30.1.1868 Allg. Verhältnisse der Ersatzmannschaften, Reservisten Landwehrmänner und Beurlaubten Militärische Eintheilung des Königreichs Bestandtheile und Eintheilung der Armee Tabellen: Truppen Abtheilungen der königl. bayerischen Armee Belohnung Versorgung Anstellung im Civildienste Das Werder-Gewehr (mit Abb.) Pflege des Körpers und seiner Theile Nahrung Eisenbahnen in Bayern (mit Strecken und Preisen Dampfschifffahrten (Donau, Bodensee, Chiemsee, Starnbergersee) Post- und telegraphische Notizen Verschiedene Maße Zinsberechnungen auf 1 Jahr Umwandlung fremder Münzen in bayr. Gulden und Kreuzer. - Danach mit eigenem Titelblatt: Lieder für bayerische Soldaten (13 SS.) endet mit Inhaltsverzeichnis und Notizen-Anhang. - Der Kalenderr enthält neben dem verschnörkelten Eigentümervermerk des Lorenz Kölbl auf der Innenseite des Vorderdeckels (datiert 1871!) auf den freien Seiten verschiedene Eintragungen und Zeichnungen des Inhabers, die aber keine Systematik erkennen lassen. Mehreren Eintragungen in Tinte können wir entnehmen, daß Lorenz Kölbl Corporal beim II. Jaeger-Bataillons der 1. Compagnie Burghausen war, sowie 1848 in Aschau geboren wurde einige Porträts in Blei ergänzen seine Aufzeichnungen. - Der Kalender besitzt einen (seltenen) Kalender-Stempel in blauer Stempelfarbe am Kopf des Titelblattes!. - Der Zustand des Kalenders ist mit stärker gebraucht zu bezeichnen. Äußerlich berieben und an den Kanten bestoßen, weist er einen Knick mit mehreren Spuren quer zum Buchdeckel auf, was einen Aufenthalt des Kalenders in der Hosentasche vermuten läßt mehrere Blätter sind an oberer Ecke leicht angeknickt Schnitt etwas stärker und Inhalt zum Teil etwas fingerfleckig 1 Blatt (Thema Körperpflege hier Urinieren) mit Ausschnitt eines Zeileninhaltes und Spuren einer wieder entfernten Überklebung (vermutlich von Verlag aus Sittengründen veranlaßt). - Kalender ließ sich von mir nicht nachweisen: erstmals 1871 Folgekalender in Annonce erwähnt ab 1872 in Bibliotheken nachgewiesen.

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        The Yosemite Guide-Book: A Description of the Yosemite Valley and the Adjacent Region of the Sierra Nevada, and of the Big Trees of California

      New York: Published by Authority of the Legislature, 1869. First edition. Hardcover. Ex-library. 155 pp.; tipped in publisher's advertisement on the rear free endsheet. original green cloth with gilt design and title to the front cover; gilt title to spine; gilt design to rear board. Several black and white plates and figures; two folding maps in a rear pocket. General wear to extremities; inner hinges cracked. With ex-library markings; blindstamps on the title page, page 35 and page 135. Inkstamp on the ffep. An approx. 4" vertical split along the top edge of the spine where it meets the front board. Internally very good. Maps present and in clean condition with only minor splitting and no library marks.

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        L'Eclipse, Journal Hebdomadaire Politique. Satirique et Illustré. Deuxieme année, no. 64 (April 11, 1869) - sixieme année no. 270 (Dec. 28, 1873). Approx. 180 issues. Folio.

      Paris: redacteur en Chef et Directeur F. Polo. 1869-73 46 x 32cm. (18 x 12½ inches.) 4 pages. Weekly. 10 centimes. Illus. Includes illustrated colour supplements (nos 1-4), no. 1 trimmed close at head, no. 4 with tear to lower right corner with sl. loss of text but not affecting illustration, 2 inch tear close to fold affecting 1 letter. Only 12 issues for 1869 (10 of which are bound in after the 1870 titlepage), otherwise a complete run; publication was suspended between Sept. 1870 and June 1871. Titlepage & index for each year; trimmed close with occasional loss or partial loss of date & issue no., issue no. 93 defective, no. 117 with 3 inch internal tear & smaller tear to folded edge, issues up to 128 with sm. tear to lower corner (most repaired with archival tape) with occasional sm. loss of text; a little browned & creased with some sl. spotting & marking; issues mostly good & clean with colour illustrations still bright. WITH: Ten additional illustrated French publications. La Fronde, 2 issues, 1874; Don Quichotte, 1 issue, 1876; Le Sufflet, 2 issues, 1874/6; La Charge, 2 issues, 1870; La Scie, 1 issue, 1872; Le Grelot, 5 issues, 1871-5; La Timbale, 1 issue, 1873; L'Annonce Illustrée, 2 issues, 1868/9; Le P'etart, 1 issue, 1878; La Lune Rousse, 4 issues, 1876. Full herringbone cloth, red label; colour sl. leaked into cloth.1868 - 76. L'Eclipse, which succeeded La Lune, closed down by the French authorities in 1868, was one of numerous illustrated satirical newspapers published in this period. Dominated by a full page, hand-coloured caricature, l'Eclipse was perhaps best known for its leading artist, André Gill, the unchallenged master of caricature in France. With oversized heads and undersized bodies, gargantuan noses and glaring eyes, his style attracted the praise of many (he drew portraits of the likes of Dickens, Wagner and Verne) and, at times, the wrath of the state. He was imprisoned briefly by Napoleon III and 25 of Gill's cartoons between 1868-70 and 37 between 1871 and 73 were censored. No. 266, 'l'Enterrement de la Caricature', depicts Gill's disenchantment with censorship; the funeral procession of caricature. But L'Eclipse, Le Grelot &c. and the illustrations of Gill, Alfred le Petit et al, provide a colourful, humorous and often brilliantly grotesque picture of France in a volatile period of its history & highlight the vast popularity of the caricature.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1869 : 1869 Wisden Cricketers Almanac, Facsimile Wrappers

      1869. On offer here is an 1869 Wisden Cricketers Almanac in entirely original condition apart from the facsimile wrappers. 1869 is commonly regarded as the second scarcest Wisden after the 1875 edition. The copy on offer here has been recently fitted with facsimile wrappers which are in excellent, as new condition. The remainder of the book is entirely original. The title page has the odd very minor mark and the contents page has a little, very light foxing as does the last page - at page 120. Apart from this the contents are in absolutely immaculate, clean condition - original, unmarked and clean. A really excellent example of a very scarce year.

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        Colton's Map of New Jersey.

      New York: : G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co., 1869. 24mo folding case (5" 3 3/4"), black cloth with gilt title on top cover, colored folding map (13 1/2" x 16"). Some slight wear to folding case, a couple of very minor tears at folds; a very nice map in really good condition. Beginning with J. H. Colton (1800-1893), the Colton family published atlases for over 30 years. Colton's Atlas of the World was first published in 1855 in a large two volume set. In 1857 it became Colton's General Atlas, and Colton's sons, George Woolworth and Charles B. would take over the business. This is a very attractive folding map of New Jersey with bright and crisp coloring. Ristow 313-326.

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        LOST AMID THE FOGS: SKETCHES OF LIFE IN NEWFOUNDLAND, ENGLAND'S ANCIENT COLONY

      London, 1869. xv,299pp. plus 4pp. publisher's advertisements. Colored lithograph frontispiece. Later green cloth. Gilt title on spine. Library label on spine, few fox marks on titlepage. Very good. With the bookplate of the Horticultural Society of New York noting Kenneth K. Mackenzie's bequest of the volume. A charming account of travel in Newfoundland. Reads rather like a romance, full of dialogue, and descriptions of country life in Newfoundland, travel from Halifax to Nova Scotia, English influences, etc. The color frontispiece is a scene at Quiddi Viddi Lake. Not in TPL, Lande or Lande Supplement. Scarce. SABIN 43116.

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        Random Recollections of the Midland Circuit

      73 - London - Printed for the Author at the Chiswick Press, 1869 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. First edition.. A scare two volume set of Robert Walton's Random Recollections. First editions. The first series was published in 1869 and achieved such success that a second series was issued in 1873. In attractive bindings by J Aston. Inscribed by the author to the front blank. A collection of anecdotes written by Walton during his travels around Britain and in particular the Midland circuit of the adminsitration of justice. Condition: Uniformly boundin fullstraight-grained morocco by J Aston. Externally, smart with just some rubbing to the head adn tial of the spines and extremtieis. Light marks to boards. Internally firmly bound. Pages are generally clean and bright throughout. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        Sur la condition de la femme au Japon. Paris, Amyot, éditeur de la Société d'Ethnographie, (printed by: Sordoillet et fils, Nancy), 1869. 8vo. With woodcut vignette on title-page. Publisher's printed paper wrappers.

      - Cordier, Japonica, col. 601; WorldCat (1 copy). Rare offprint of an article on the social position of women in Japan, originally published in Mémoires de la Société d'Ethnographie, no. 5 (1869) and here separately published with its own page count, title-page, printed wrappers etc.Slightly browned and a small corner of the wrapper torn off. Good copy. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Les oiseaux décrits et figurés d'après la classification de Georges Cuvier. Mise au courant des progrès de la science. LXXI planches représentant en 464 figures. Dessinées d'après nature et gravées sur cuivre les espèces les plus remarquables et les caractères génériques tirés du bec et des plattes. Avec un texte explicatif.

      - Paris, J. B. Baillière et Fils, 1869. 8vo (22.4 x 14.5 cm). Half-title, title page and 72 engraved plates, tissue-guarded, with explanatory text leaves, and short index. Original printed boards. Spine with cloth cover and printed paper label.l This posthumously published and much improved work contains fine engravings by Guérin, Travies and Prêtre, with a total of 464 figures, as well as descriptive text. The number LXXI on the title page is not correct. This has been corrected on the front board, which is dated 1870 instead of 1869. Plain copy. The superb engravings, however, would lose some of their fine details when coloured. Some light foxing but nearly all plates clean. Ronsil, 700; not in Nissen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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        The Highlands of the Brazil.

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1869. First Edition. 2 volumes. Octavo, pp.xii; 443, pp.viii; 478. 2 frontispiece plates and title page vignettes, folding map in volume two. Bound in contemporary tan half calf over marbled boards, black and dark brown title squares to spine, gilt titles and decoration to spine. All edges and endpapers marbled. Two bookplates to the front pastedown of volume one, one to the front pastedown of volume two. Front hinge of volume two just starting. Three small closed tears to map. Some light spotting to the textblock. predominately to the prelims. Corners slight bumped, some light wear to the extremities and to the board edges, spines slightly tanned. A very good set. Penzer.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        The Malay Archipelago:

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1869. The Land of the Orang-utan, and the Bird of Paradise. A narrative of travel, with studies of man and nature. In two volumes. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green pebble-grain cloth, titles and illustrations to spines gilt, orangutan vignettes to front covers, frames blocked in blind to covers, brown coated endpapers. Frontispieces with tissue-guards, vignettes to title pages, 6 plates, 43 illustrations to the text, and 9 maps, 2 of which are in colour and folding. Minor bumps to spine ends, top edges lightly dust toned, bookplates removed from front pastedowns; an excellent, uncommonly bright set. First edition. Wallace's account of his almost eight year expedition is, "on the basis of artistic format, literary style, and scientific merit, clearly one of the finest scientific travel books ever written" (DSB). Arriving in Malaya on 20 April 1854, Wallace visited every important island in the group, many on multiple occasions. His efforts reaped the astonishing harvest of 126,500 natural history specimens, including more than 200 new species of birds and well over 1000 new insects. In this work he records, "among other exploits, his efforts to capture specimens of the bird of paradise, his pursuit of the orang-utan, his activities in New Guinea (where he was one of the first Europeans to set up a residence), his various dealings with the region's many native peoples, and numerous vignettes conveying the joys and vicissitudes of the field naturalist's work" (ODNB). It is known to have had "a major influence on the writings of Joseph Conrad" among other travelling naturalist–explorers and novelists (ODNB). "The Malay archipelago provided the ideal geographical setting for species distribution studies, not only as an end in themselves, but as evidence critical to elucidation of the evolutionary process. His 1859 paper 'On the zoological geography of the Malay archipelago', published in 1860, included his delineation of the abrupt zoogeographical discontinuity between the oriental and Australian faunal realms that now bears his name: Wallace's Line" (ODNB). Wallace is, however, perhaps best known today as the co-discoverer of evolution by natural selection, independently of Darwin. In 1858 the two men co-authored the first publication on natural selection (Tendency of Species to Form Varieties; and on the Perpetuation of Varieties and Species by Natural Means of Selection), though it was not until Darwin's publication of On the Origin of Species that the theory had a major impact on the scientific world.

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        FIRST IMPRESSIONS AND STUDIES FROM NATURE IN HINDOSTAN;

      - embracing an outline of the voyage to Calcutta, and five years' residence in Bengal and the Doab, from MDCCCXXXI to MDCCCXXXVI. In two volumes. Pp.[iii]- xx+406+[iii]-xvi+436, 28 plates (including frontispiece to each volume, the first with tissue guard); nineteenth century half purple calf, spines with gilt lettered black leather title & volume labels, marbled papered boards, rubbed and lightly worn, corners grazed, joints tender, the spines rubbed and faded to brown, slight bump to fore-edge of upper board Volume I; hinges starting, pencilled inscription partly rubbed from verso of upper free endpaper Volume II, both volumes lacking half-title page, 2 small pencilled sketches (of sailing ships, dated 1869) on verso of final blank Volume I, scattered light foxing and occasional slight soiling; W. H. Allen & Co., London, 1837. First edition. *The plates are from illustrations made in India by the author. Thomas Bacon (1813-1892) was a Lieutenant with the Bengal Horse Artillery from 1835 to 1838. He served as a chaplain in Malta from 1846-8, and was made Canon of Gibraltar in 1847. From 1852 to 1872 he was Rector of Kingsworthy, near Winchester. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        PROZDOR] ELEMENTARY EXERCISES IN HEBREW GRAMMAR

      New York : S. Hecht [Simon] 1869 - 1st Edition. Later Wrappers. 8vo. 44 pages; 19 cm. In English and Hebrew. Singerman 2133. Goldman, 276. The first of many works published by Simon Hecht in America. "Hecht was a ‘bookseller & stationer’ in New York in 1869 and he served as a reader in Evansville, IN, the 1870s. He authored a number of works for children, some of which were republished many times. They were published between 1868 and 1896." (Goldman) . The translations and instructions in this Hebrew grammar are in English and in German. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Yale, UPenn, AJHSNY) . Some faint water damage and wear, but overall very bright and clear. About very good condition. (AMR-49-44A) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books, LLC]
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