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      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).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Nicholas D. Riccio Rare Books & Prints]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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]

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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.

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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]

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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]

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        The Policeman's Note Book and Manual, compiled for the use of the Madras Town Police.

      Madras: printed at the Asylum Press, Mount Road by William Thomas. 1869 Bound with occasional blanks in orig. paper-covered boards, front board has integral pencil holder & pocket for inserted notes; a little soiled & worn, hinges repaired with archival tape, sl. tear to upper hinge of flap.BL only on Copac; no copies listed on OCLC. The Madras Police was formed by the Raj in 1857, in response to the Indian Rebellion, and employed both 'European' and 'Native' constables, making this an interesting document issued by a multicultural police force in its infancy. The listed offence of 'Causing mischief or obstruction by negligently driving cattle', the protocol for saluting while wearing a turban, and the chapter on judging the height of members of different ethnic groups hint at the complexities faced by an occupying power. The tensions inherent in colonial administration are apparent throughout; examples include the advice that women be searched 'by females in strict accordance with caste and custom', and the instruction to 'preserve your temper' if 'spoken to rudely or abused'.The famous British obsession with queuing is very much in evidence, in a section on the importance of imposing order on lines of carriages (by preventing 'cutting in').Rather lively examples of murder are given: 'A, lays sticks over a pit with the intention either of causing death, or knowing that the injuries likely to accrue from falling therein will kill a person. Z, falls into the pit and dies. A has murdered Z'; 'A, attempts to pull Z's nose, and is seized by Z. A in a passion kills Z, this is murder, because Z was lawfully exercising the right of private defence'. Oddly, given that the manual seems to be an attempt to encompass every aspect of police life - from rules of the beat, to court appearances, through to pensions - it is surprisingly vague on legal matters, warning that the contents 'must not be accepted as exact definitions of existing law', instead aiming to set out the 'rudiments' to new recruits.

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        LA PHOTOGRAPHIE, SES ORIGINES, SES PROGRÈS, SES TRANSFORMATIONS

      Lille: Imprimerie L. Danel, 1869. First edition. 4to., Original printed front wrapper, 2 blanks, half-title, title, 61 pp., 14 leaves of plates with tissue guards, rear printed wrapper. Newly bound in half navy morocco and marbled paper over boards, spine in 6 compartments with raised bands and gilt titling, rules and simple decorative devises. A fine and bright copy. Additionally, this copy is signed and inscribed by Blanquard-Evrard: "a M. Poitevin, hommage affectuer." Louis Désire Blanquart-Évrard's 'Imprimerie Photographique' opened in 1851 in Loos-lès-Lille. This facility was the first of its kind in France, with his production higher than that of Talbot in England. Through his advances on the calotype process and the albumen print, he was an active publisher of books, albums and portfolios. However, his original estimate of the costs involved in operation fell well short, and by 1855 he closed his factory. A partnership with Thomas Sutton in Jersey began in September of 1855, and closed in 1857. LA PHOTOGRAPHIE, SES ORIGINES, SES PROGRÈS, SES TRANSFORMATIONS, is regarded as his enduring work, an accurate history of the first three decades of photography, illustrated with contemporary examples. "Seminal discussion of photomechanical printing and photographic illustration ... the text of this treatise was the earliest to explore the importance that these new processes would eventually have in printing and publishing. Blanquart-Evrard clearly understood that the ink-based image would eventually completely replace the silver based print in publishing."--Hanson Collection catalog, p. 36. The original mounted plates include: Blanquard-Évrard's 1852 printing of a Maxime Du Camp photograph from Egypte, Nubie, Palestine et Syrie; photo-lithographs by Zurcher; a heliogravure by Baldus; carbon prints by Ernest Edwards and Alphonse Braun, et al. There are three different editions with this title; one is of a smaller format, and one was issued in 1870 for presentation and has additional plates. Most copies of this quarto edition of 1869 have fourteen plates. The presentation of this copy to Alphonse Louis Poitevin is significant; Poitevin is responsible for the basic principles of photolithography, carbon printing, and collotype printing. Exceedingly rare, with WorldCat locating only two copies of this editions: Rijkmuseum, and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. Roosens and Salu No. 928.

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        Earliest Thomas Edison autograph ever offered for sale! Historically important document directly relating to his first successful invention and his second of a lifetime 1093 patents ? After this success, he quit his day job to become the greatest inventor in history.

      Boston, MA, February 3, 1869. 5" x 3.5". "Autograph Document Signed ?Thomas A. Edison,? one page, 5? x 3.5?. In full, ?Boston Feby 3d 69. Received of Samuel W Ropes Jr The sum of thirty 30 dollars ? being full amount received from him. --- Thomas A. Edison.? Fine condition.Prior to this offering, the earliest Edison document ever to be offered for sale at any major venue was a short 1875 ALS requesting payment of a bill.?Edison's first patented invention was a vote recorder for use by legislative bodies such as Congress [Improvement in Electrographic Vote-Recording ? patent executed on October 28, 1868] ? A fellow telegrapher named Dewitt Roberts bought an interest in the invention for $100 and took it to Washington, D.C. to exhibit to a committee of Congress. The chairman of the committee, unimpressed with the speed with which the instrument could record votes, told him that ?if there is any invention on earth that we don't want down here, that is it.? The slow pace of roll call voting in Congress and other legislatures enabled members to filibuster legislation or convince others to change their votes. Edison?s vote recorder was never used?? --- The Thomas Edison Papers at Rutgers.Edison ?decided that in the future he would not waste time inventing things that no one wanted.? --- Library of Congress American Memory. Edison?s next 19 inventions (patented 1869-1872) concerned improving the telegraph, beginning with ?Improvement in Printing-Telegraphs.?On January 21, 1869, 21-year-old Thomas Edison sold his rights in his printing-telegraph invention. The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village Research Center, Dearborn, Michigan, has a copy of the agreement: In part, ?Whereas Thomas Alfred [sic, Alva] Edison of Boston has invented an ?Improvement in Telegraphing? which he has this day taken measures to secure by letters patent of the United States.?And Whereas ? Samuel W. Ropes, Jr. has an interest in said invention and is desirous of acquiring an interest in the letters patent which may be obtained therefor ? And ? whereas Joel H. Hills and William E. Plummer both of Newton have advanced the sum of thirteen hundred dollars to said Ropes expended in perfecting and developing said invention. And have also agreed to pay the expenses of procuring letters patent of the United States for the same. And have also agreed to pay the said Edison the further sum of two hundred and fifty dollars when the practical utility of said invention shall be proved satisfactorily to them.?Now, therefore, be it known: that in consideration of the premises they have severally agreed with each other and among themselves as follows: That said Edison shall sign papers necessary to obtain said letters patent which shall be issued to and in the names of said Hills and Plummer ??The said Ropes shall use all reasonable diligence to introduce said invention to the public and into personal use, but no person or Corporation shall have the right to use said invention without written license signed by said Hills & Plummer. And said Ropes shall be entitled to one third of the profits or net monies accruing from said invention or letters patent. And whenever the said Ropes shall pay to the said Hills & Plummer the sum of thirteen hundred dollars out of his share of said profits or net monies or otherwise to pay the amount advanced to him by them as herein before recited, they shall transfer and assign to him one individual third of said letters patent and the said letters patent shall thereafter be held for their joint and material benefit, and each shall receive one third of all profits or net monies accruing therefrom to be from time to time divided between them. In witness whereof the parties have hereunto set their hands and seals this twenty first day of January Eighteen hundred and sixty seven [sic, nine]. Thomas A. Edison Samuel W. Ropes Jr.?On January 25, 1869, four days later, Edison executed his first patent for an invention that the public wanted, his first telegraph patent for which he had already received $1300, advanced by Hills and Plummer through Ropes. On January 30, 1869, Edison resigned from his job at Western Union to work full time inventing. Of the 1,093 patents Thomas Edison received in his lifetime, 186 concerned telegraphy and telephony. He applied for this patent on February 17, 1869, and received Letters Patent No. 91,527, dated June 22, 1869. It was headed: ?Thomas A. Edison, of Boston, Assignor to Joel H. Hills and Wm. E. / Plummer, of Newton, Massachusetts / Improvement in Printing-Telegraphs.? On February 1, 1869, Ropes wrote Hills requesting a check for $333.84 because ?we cannot go ahead until we receive it.? Ropes adds that of that amount, $20 is due Edison for money ?paid to men at the W.U. Tel Offices for working nights that he might be on hand mornings. Consequently there is due him one weeks wages? and that $30.83 was ?paid out of my own purse??Included are copies of all documents relating to Ropes, Hills, and Plummer that are in the Ford Museum and copies of Edison?s telegraph patent No. 91,527.The Henry Ford Museum has in its collection an original Edison to Ropes receipt dated Boston, February 1st 1869. It is approximately the same size as the one here offered: ?Recd of Samuel W Ropes Ten 10 dollars on account. T.A. Edison.? The receipt here offered is dated February 3d 1869 and is signed ?Thomas A. Edison.?"

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        Catalogue of Nebulæ and Clusters of Stars, Received October 16, 1863" (Herschel, pp. 1-137) WITH "On the Spectra of Some of the Chemical Elements, Received November 5, 1863" (Huggins, pp. 139-160), "On the Spectra of Some of the Fixed Stars, Received April 28, 1864" (Huggins, pp. 413-436), and "On the Spectra of Some of the Nebulae, Received September 8, 1864" (Huggins, pp. 437-445); WITH "On the Absorption and Radiation of Heat by Gaseous and Liquid Matter, Received June 18, 1863" (Tyndall, pp. 201-225); WITH "On the Differential Equations which Determine the Form of the Roots of Algebraic Equations, Received April 1864" (Boole, pp. 733-755) in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. For the Year MDCCCLXIV [1864], London: Printed by Taylor and Francis, Volume 154, 1865

      FIRST EDITION, FULL VOLUME 154 OF THE PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS, INCLUSIVE OF SIX IMPORTANT PAPERS, HERSCHEL'S EXTRAORDINARY CATALOG OF NEBULÆ & STARS; THREE ASTRONOMY PAPERS BY WILLIAM HUGGINS, TYNDALL'S FOURTH PAPER ON GLOBAL WARMING & GEORGE BOOLE'S FINAL PAPER. First edition of SIR JOHN HERSCHEL'S enormous catalog, a complete and descriptive compilation of the 5,079 nebulæ and clusters known to date, the majority of which had been discovered by either his father, Sir William Herschel, or himself. An extraordinary achievement, it remains celebrated to this day. First edition of three important papers in the history of astronomy, all by WILLIAM HUGGINS, the founder of stellar astrophysics. Employing only items he had set up in his own observatory -- chemicals and batteries and cameras -- Huggins, first visually and then photographically, explored the spectra of stars, nebulae, and comets. In the first paper here, "On the Spectra of some of the Chemical Elements", Huggins proved stars to be composed of known elements occurring on the Earth and Sun - something we no take as a given. In the second and third papers present in this volume, Huggins was the first to show that some nebulae, including the great nebula in Orion, have pure emission spectra and thus must be truly gaseous, while others, such as that in Andromeda, yield spectra characteristic of stars - a groundbreaking discovery the Dictionary of Scientific Biography deemed "sensational" (DSB, 541). First edition of a paper by JOHN TYNDALL, his fourth in a series of papers (or 'memoirs') written as he investigated the absorption of radiant energy by gases and, by the way, proved that global warming exists. In these papers he demonstrates the first quantification and demonstration that atmospheric gases are infrared emitters, in other words, that they emit heat. The 'memoir' offered here, "On the Absorption and Radiation of Heat by Gaseous and Liquid Matter," proves "that gaseous films not more than one hundredth part of an inch in thickness exhibited a measureable absorption, examing the sifting powers of gases and radiant heat, and extending his researches on dynamic radiation" (Vincent, The Year-book of Facts in Science and Art, 5). Tyndall received the 1869 Rumford metal in recognition of the importance of his work on radiant heat (Milestones in Science 191). What he discovered is considered "the first accurate account of how the atmosphere functions" (Kolbert, Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change, 35). Prior to Tyndall, many believed that something like what we now call the Greenhouse Effect existed, but in this paper Tyndall was the first to demonstrate, quantify, and thus prove it. First edition of GEORGE BOOLE'S final paper, this on differential equations and employing Cayley's method with the equation solved by a definite integral. Boole died later in 1864. CONDITION & DETAILS: In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. For the Year MDCCCLXIV [1864], London: Printed by Taylor and Francis, Volume 154, 1865. Quarto (11.5 x 9.25; 288 x 232mm). [4], iv, [5], 5, [24], 760 pages, [25], 2. In-text illustrations throughout as well as 25 plates, many large fold out. Genuinely tiny Athenæum Liverpool stamp (small enough that one has to look to find it) on title page, verso, some plates and text; scans upon request. volume, complete. Handsomely rebound in aged calf. 5 raised bands at the spine, each gilt-ruled; gilt-tooled fleur de lis at the spine. Red and black, gilt-lettered morocco spine labels. Tightly and solidly bound. New endpapers. Bright and very clean, including the plates. By any measure, near fine condition.

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        Oeuvres complètes Roman [suivi de] Drame [suivi de] Poésie [suivi de] Le R

      à Paris: chez Alexandre Houssiaux, 1869. Fine. chez Alexandre Houssiaux, à Paris 1869, 14x23cm, 20 volumes reliés. - New edition of the complete works of Victor Hugo, adorned with a sticker on each title page, a set of 100 etchings inset, three boards frontispiece of three volumes (poetry T.1 T.3 and Roman T.4) and a reproduction of a manuscript drawing of Hugo Volume 1 of the Rhine, p.265. Binders full brown sheepskin, back with five nerves decorated with cold boxes and gilded florets - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition des œuvres complètes de Victor Hugo. Reliures en demi chagrin brun, dos à cinq nerfs ornés de caissons à froid et de fleurons dorés, double filet à froid en tête et en queue du dos, triple filet à froid en encadrement des plats, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve.  Ensemble illustré d'une vignette sur chaque page de titre, de 100 gravures hors-texte (notamment par Pisan, Sternhel, Rogier etc.) dont trois planches en frontispice de trois volumes (Poésie T.1, Roman T.3 et T.4) et d'une reproduction d'un dessin manuscrit de Hugo au tome 1 du Rhin, p.265. La série se décompose de la manière suivante :  -Romans en quatre volumes, contenant : Han d'Islande, Bug-Jargal, Le Dernier jour d'un condamné, Claude Gueux, Notre-Dame de Paris. -Drame en quatre volumes, contenant : Cromwell, Hernani, Marion Delorme, Le Roi s'amuse, Lucrèce Borgia, Marie Tudor, Angelo, La Esmeralda, Ruy Blas, Les Burgraves. On trouvera à la fin du tome 3 le récit du procès d'Hernani et d'Angelo et à la fin du tome 4 les noms des acteurs ayant joué lors des premières représentations des pièces précédemment citées.  -Poésie en huit volumes, contenant : les Odes, les Ballades, Les Orientales, Les Feuilles d'automne, Les Chants du crépuscule, Les Voix intérieures, Les Rayons et les Ombres, Le Retour de l'empereur, Les Contemplations, La Légende des Siècles. -Le Rhin en trois volumes, contenant 39 lettres et une conclusion générale à ce recueil épistolaire fictif. -Littérature et Philosophie en un volume, contenant : Journal des idées, des opinions et des lectures d'un jeune jacobite de 1819, Journal des idées et des opinions d'un révolutionnaire de 1830. 1823-1824 : Sur Voltaire, Sur Walter Scott, Sur l'abbé de Lamennais, Sur Lord Byron, Idées au hasard. 1827 : Fragment d'histoire. 1830 : Sur M. Dovalle. 1825-1832 : Guerre aux démolisseurs ! 1833 : Ymbert Galloix. 1834 : Sur Mirabeau.  Très bel ensemble en reliure uniforme parfaitement conservée.

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        Oeuvres complètes. Roman [suivi de] Drame [suivi de] Poésie [suivi de] Le Rhin [suivi de] Littérature et philosophie

      New edition of the complete works of Victor Hugo, adorned with a sticker on each title page, a set of 100 etchings inset, three boards frontispiece of three volumes (poetry T.1 T.3 and Roman T.4) and a reproduction of a manuscript drawing of Hugo Volume 1 of the Rhine, p.265. Binders full brown sheepskin, back with five nerves decorated with cold boxes and gilded florets chez Alexandre Houssiaux à Paris 1869 14x23cm 20 volumes reliés

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        Memoirs of Service Afloat, During the War Between the States

      Baltimore: Kelly, Piet & Co, 1869. First American Edition. Hardcover. Good. Quarto. [2], xvi, 17-833 pages. Frontispiece steel engraving of Admiral Semmes. Illustrations including 6 chromo-litho colored plates. Original publishers brown cloth hardcover with gilt signature of Admiral Semmes on front board. Faded gilt title and illustration on spine. Cloth is worn, wrinkled and edge worn. Corners bumped. Small chip to cloth on spine. Previous owner inscription "William B. Taliaferro Dunham Massie" written in pencil on the front blank end paper (Tailiaferro died at his Dunham Massie Estate in 1898). Taliaferro was involved in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, Fredericksburg and Charleston's defenses. Taliaferro served under Stonewall Jackson's command. This book was first published in London the same year as the American edition. Howes S 286; Nevins I page 233.

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

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1869. First edition, bound from the parts. Each series with several hundred wood-engraved illustrations after Leech. 1 vols. Oblong folio. Contemporary half red morocco, a.e.g., original pictorial front wrappers bound-in at back. Rebacked to style, new front endsheets. Some minor paper flaws, chiefly at margins. Very good. First edition, bound from the parts. Each series with several hundred wood-engraved illustrations after Leech. 1 vols. Oblong folio. "One Enduring Plum-Cake". Complete series of the celebrated Pictures of John Leech, of which Thackeray exclaimed, "This book is better than plum-cake at Christmas. It is one enduring plum-cake ?" One of the great visual repositories of mid-Victorian English life and humor. Houfe 35; cf. also Ray 139 (for 1886 collected ed.)

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        La légende des siècles Première série - Nouvelle série - Tome cinquième EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Michel Lévy frères & Hetzel|& Calmann Lévy, 1869. Fine. Michel Lévy frères & Hetzel & Calmann Lévy, Paris 1869-1883, 15,5x24cm, 5 volumes reliés. - First complete edition, in five volumes, of the "La légende des siècles". Uniform half red Russia Bradel binding over marbled paper boards, gilt date to foot of spine, some head- and tail- pieces slightly rubbed, a few tears to edge of cover of the second volume of the second series. A little light spotting. A rare set in a uniform binding, whose publication stretched over 24 years and is difficult to find complete in five volumes. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale complète en cinq volumes de "La légende des siècles". Reliures à la bradel en demi maroquin de Russie rouge, dos lisses, dates dorées en queues, quelques petites traces de frottements sur certaines coiffes, plats de papier marbré, quelques accrocs sur une coupe du second volume de la deuxième série, reliures uniformes. Quelques rousseurs. Rare ensemble, établi en reliure uniforme, dont la publication court sur 24 ans et que l'on rencontre difficilement complet en cinq volumes.  

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        Inauguration du Canal du Suez - Voyage des Souverains ... aquarelles d'après nature et portraits par Riou. [Paris, Lemercier & Cie., 1870]. With 17 lithographs on 16 plates (14 tinted or double-tinted and 11 partly coloured by hand). With: (2) FONTANE, Marius. Voyage pittoresque à travers l'Isthme de Suez, vingt-cinq grandes aquarelles d'après nature par Riou.Paris, Paul Dupont & E. Lachaud, [1870]. With coloured map and 20 chromolithographic plates. This issue always lacks pp. 77-100 and plates 21-25. 2 works in 1 volume. Imperial folio (55.5 x 40 cm). Contemporary red half morocco, gold-tooled spine, richly gold-tooled cloth sides with the arms of Ismail Pasha.

      Ad1: Blackmer 1198, 611; Heritage Library, Islamic treasures, s. v. "Art"; ad 2: cf. Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p. 235; Gay 2439. First edition of the chronicle of the elaborate festivities given for the inauguration of the Suez Canal (Qanat al-Suwais), opened in November 1869 after ten years of construction work - an event attended by the most prestigious occidental figures, finely illustrated by Riou, the Khedive's official painter.The painter Riou also signed the plates of the second work: a detailed account of the canal construction by Marius Fontane, secretary to Lesseps. 500 copies of Fontane's work were printed, with 200 reserved for the Khedive Ismail, of which this is one. As the Khedive objected to the preface of Fontane's work, which gave credit for the canal to Lesseps, he had the relevant parts removed: the frontispiece portrait of Lesseps, the preface and the final six quires (included the accompanying plates 21-25).Plates slightly foxed, otherwise in very good condition.

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        Chapman's Sectional Map of Wisconsin.

      Silas Chapman,, Milwaukee: 1869 - 24mo (5 1/4" x 3 3/4"), original printed green board case with title on top cover, and advertisement on the rear cover, large color folded map (31 1/2" x 29 1/2"). Fair amount of wear to covers, spine chipped a little, extremities showing, and covers somewhat loose, however, case is still reasonably firm; map has a couple of minor fold tears, some aging, but is bright and colorful and in nice condition. Silas Chapman (1813-1899) was born in Massachusetts, and would become a prominent Midwestern map publisher. His firm was very active during the 1850-1870 period publishing many wall and pocket maps of Midwestern locations. This map is a colorful sample of the work, providing a detailed view of Wisconsin in 1869. While there is a little aging, and a couple of minor fold splits, this map is in very good shape, and probably didn't take too much abuse over the past 145 years. geographicus website.

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        The Theory of Moral Sentiments; or, An Essay towards an Analysis of the Principles by which Men Naturally Judge Concerning the Conduct and Character, First of their Neighbours, and then of Themselves. The Eleventh Edition; [together with] An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Edited by James E. Thorold Rogers.

      London & Oxford: Printed for Cadell & Davies, and 4 others, & The Clarendon Press, 1812 & 1869 - 3 volumes, octavo (218 x 140 mm). Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in half morocco, marbled boards, spines lettered in gilt, raised bands, compartments ruled in gilt and decorated in blind, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Moral Sentiments: edges uncut. Minor rubbing to extremities, otherwise a fine set. Engraved portrait frontispiece to volume 1 of Wealth of Nations. An attractively bound set of Smith's first book and the work that established his reputation as a philosopher both in London and on the Continent, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, and of the first Rogers edition of his magnum opus, The Wealth of Nations, "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM), based on the fourth edition published in 1786. Tribe 106 & 187. See Printing and the Mind of Man 221.

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        Hohlweg bei St. Jorgensberg und Husby Loch Kohle.

       1869. Signiert und datiert \"1869 / Melbye\" uns bezeichnet \"St Jörgens Bjerg - Hinesbye Hule\". Auf leichtem Zeichenkarton. 21 x 27,2 cm. Die blattfüllende Zeichnung der historischen Stätte ist in ein stimmungsvolles Licht getaucht. In der Schlucht Husbye Hule fand 1441 die Schlacht von Jorensbjerg statt bei der aufständische Bauern von Christopher von Bayern niedergeschlagen wurden. Christopher von Bayern (1440-1448) war König von Dänemark, Norwegen und Schweden. - Anton Melbye waen Marinemaler und Radierer, der in Kopenhagen geboren wurde und unter anderem auch in Hamburg und Paris tätig war. \"Höher zu bewerten als seine [Anton Melbye] virtuos gemalten u. dramatisch belebten Marinen sind die geistreichen Kohlezeichnungen aus seinen letzten Jahren\" (Thieme-Becker). - Sehr gut und frisch erhalten. Mitte 19. Jahrhundert, Kohlezeichnung, Landschaft, Hanse, St. Jorgensberg, Husby Loch, St Jörgens Bjerg, Hinesbye Hule, Christopher von Bayern, Norrejylland, Schlacht von Jorgensbjerg, historische Stätten, Dänemark, Hanherred, Christ von Bayern,

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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