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        Misunderstood

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

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        Memoirs of Sir Walter Scott (COMPLETE in 10 volumes)

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

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        The Rocky Mountains (Lander's Peak)

      London: Thomas McLean, 1869. Lithograph, printed in colours, by Jacob Lutz, printed by Kell Brothers. 19 x 32 inches. In 1859, Bierstadt joined an expedition to the West led by Colonel Frederick W. Lander. This work was painted four years later in New York as a tribute to Lander who died in 1862 after a distinguished military career. Bierstadt found it fitting to name the central summit in memory of his fallen friend. The painting was a huge success and was quickly bought by the English railroad magnate James McHenry for $25,000. Its beauty lies in Bierstadt's faithful delineation of the Shoshone Indian village encampment and carefully rendered foliage in the foreground, with a middle distance featuring a reflective body of water and the exaggerated snow-capped peak in the background towering over the entire scene. The chromolithograph, printed by the Kell Brothers, preserves Bierstadt's sumptuous palette. This Western paradise immediately appealed to the imagination of most Americans, who had only read about the untamed frontier. The original painting is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Nancy Anderson and Linda S. Ferber, Albert Bierstadt Art & Enterprise, pp. 274-275, number 78, figure 90, illustrated in colour page 291.

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        AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT, SIGNED, OF HIS VERSES ENTITLED "THE SEASONS" (1869)

      Morris, William. AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT, SIGNED ("William Morris") OF HIS VERSES ENTITLED "THE SEASONS" [1869]. 16 lines in four quatrains, with divisional titles for 'Spring' ("Spring am I, too soft of heart..."), 'Summer' ("Summer looked for long am I..."), 'Autumn' ("Laden Autumn, here I stand..."), and 'Winter' ("Ah! Shall Winter mend your case?"); with three lines bearing minor revision. One folio page, written boldly in black ink on the recto of a single sheet of blue paper watermarked 1869. There is light overall wear, some folds are a tiny bit fragile (but entirely intact); there is the trace of an album guard visible only on the verso. Overall, in Very Good condition with much eye appeal. "These verses were written to complement & embellish the eponymous paintings of 1869 by his lifelong friend, Edward Burne-Jones. The pictures, upright full-length personifications of the seasons, with Morris's lines inscribed in a cartouche at the foot of each figure, were painted for Liverpool shipping magnate Frederick Leyland (now private collection, they are illustrated by Christopher Wood, Burne-Jones, 1998, pp. 70-71). The text, in fact, differs from that used by Burne-Jones [in that] lines 3 and 4 of 'Autumn' are transposed, and the quatrain for 'Winter' is completely different. An expanded version entitled 'Verses for Pictures' with an extra stanza at the beginning & end for 'Day' and 'Night' - was published in Morris's Poems by the Way (1891); the text there accords with that used by Burne-Jones. (Michael Silverman, London, Catalogue 28, 2010). In addition, these verses written by Morris were used by Burne-Jones (with a slightly revised text) for his 1873 pencil drawing "The Masque Of The Four Seasons" (Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery). And in 1878, Morris further created a calligraphic version of the poem which sports text that precisely corresponds with our version, entitled "The Lapse Of The Year," with the assistance of Burne-Jones who provided gouache illustrations in miniature (Victoria & Albert Museum). While letters written by Morris are plentiful, poetry manuscripts by William Morris are rarely seen in commerce. Auction records for the last fifteen years show not a single example. And one such as this, with its verses directly incorporated into Burne-Jones drawings, paintings, and illustrated calligraphy, is of considerable importance and desirability. . Signed. Illus. by Edward Burne-Jones.

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        Wein, Weib und Gesang! Walzer fûr das Pianoforte... Op. 333

      C. A. Spina PN C.S. 21731 Wien: C. A. Spina [PN] C.S. 21731. [1869]. Oblong folio. Unbound as issued. 1f. (title), pp. 3-11, [i] engraved music. With decorative lithographic title printed in brown depicting a couple in a garden with a mandolin. Title separated at spine and very slightly browned, creased and chipped at edges. With previous owner's small handstamp ("Treitschke") to upper outer corner. . First Edition. Fuld p. 653. Schneider 298, p. 110, no. 789. SEV p. 525. Weinmann p. 97. One of Strauss's best-known and loved works, this waltz was composed for the Men's Singing Association of Vienna.

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        Bird's Eye View of Loda, Iroquois Co. Illinois 1869

      Chicago: Chicago Lith. Co., 1869. 22" X 17". Good plus. Mildly age toned, more so about the edges. Bright, nice original print of this rare color lithograph of this small central Illinois town, drawn by A. Ruger (Chicago artist whose printed name appears at lower left). What's fascinating about this particular specimen is that's it's extra-illustrated: That is, some early owner or more likely the artist or publisher has neatly pencilled in two columns of building identifications and addresses in a miniscule hand in the blank areas at lower left (13 structures) and lower right (13 structures), with corresponding numbers pencilled alongside those buildings in the image. Six structures are identified in print in two small columns at immediate right and left of the title, thus these additions begin with number "7" and go up through number "30." He has also neatly pencilled in other geographic features unidentified in the image ("Leckie's Lake," "Large Dam," "Picnic Grounds," "Oak St.," "99 miles Chi," "Cooper Shop," even a boat in the lake noted as "Petrell," etc.) Along the top blank margin he pencils in "EAST" in a large Times Roman script, in the left margin "NORTH" and in the right margin "South." Immediately below the printed title, he also adds "The Loda Distillery Employs 100 men, consumes 1,000 bushels of grain / and pays over $2,000 Tax to Government per day." It's our belief these were additions meant for a projected second printing -- which never came to pass. These handwritten additions thus constitute a one-of-a-kind record of these structures, an exhaustive inventory of this town's 1869 structures. In addition to this unique feature, this print has an interesting provenance: It comes from the collection of Illinois' former two-term senator, ADLAI E. STEVENSON III (b. 1930), to whom it was handed down within the family. The likelihood is strong this print originated with his great-grandfather, ADLAI E. STEVENSON I (1835-1914), who served as vice president under Grover Cleveland. In 1852, when Adlai I was 16 years old, the Stevenson family moved from Kentucky to Bloomington, Illinois -- 42 miles west of Loda -- and the Stevenson family has been intimately connected with Bloomington ever since. It's perfectly reasonable they would have wanted this bird's eye view of their neighboring town -- which Adlai I then handed down to his son, who handed it down to his son Adlai II (governor of Illinois), and from there to the current Adlai. An extremely unusual copy of an exceptionally scarce print. Framed in a vintage (not contemporary with the print, but circa 1970) 1" wooden frame under a single new cream matte (overall dimensions 29½" X 23½"), making for a clean, simple presentation. John W. Reps (in "Views & Viewmakers of Urban America") shows only the Library of Congress copy. HEBERT 166. REPS 900.

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        Taflor från Stockholms Djurgård. Teckningar af C. S. Hallbeck. Text af Richard Gustafsson. Första häftet.

      Stockholm. A. J. Seeligs förlag. 1869. Folio (34 x 46 cm.). Wrapper + 4 pp. + 3 lithographed plates. (All published). Original printed wrapper with the title at the front. Some small tears and creases to the margins of the wrapper and text. Very clean interior.. A rare set of views of the Djurgården park in central Stockholm. This area was saved from development because it belonged to the king, and was used as royal hunting grounds.Today it is a popular picknick area and has many museums and picturesque cafees and restaurants. This work was planned to be issued in four parts with three plates in each part. Only the present part was published

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        GESCHICHTE DER ITALIENISCHEN MALEREI. Deutsche original Ausgabe besorgt von M. Jordan.

      Hirzel In-8 p., 6 voll., bella leg. in mz. marocchino coevo con ang., dorso a cordoni con tit. oro, taglio sup. dorato, pp. 3246, con compl. 58 tavv. f.t. inc. su legno. L'opera è così composta: "Fruehchristliche Kunst. Von den Anfaengen bis Giotto - Altflorentiner von Orcagna bis Fiesole - Florentinische Schule des XV. Jahrhunderts - Umbrische und sienesische Schule des XV. Jahrhunderts - Aeltere venezianische Schule - Altmailaendische Schule.. Lorenzo Lotto, die Santa-Croce, Cariani und andere Bergamasken". Esempl. con bell'ex libris colorato ai risg., ben conservato.

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        Garfieldís copy of ìBeyond the Mississippiî

      Ã¬Beyond the Mississippi: From the Great River to the Great Ocean. Life and Adventure on the Prairies, Mountains, and Pacific Coast Ã? New Edition. Written Down to Summer of 1869î by Albert D. Richardson. 620 pp, 5.5î x 8.5î. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1869. Over 200 illustrations. Hinges cracked, frontispiece and title page separated from binding. Original calf covers scuffed, replaced spine. Text block intact. Engraved pictorial title page opposite the frontispiece engraving of the new Vice President, Schuyler Colfax, with facsimile signature. Good condition. Affixed to the inside cover is a 2.25î x 1.5î label imprinted ìLibrary of / JAMES A. GARFIELD / Inter Folia Fructus / CaseÃ? ShelfÃ?î The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Books were a scarce commodity to young James, who lost his father before the age of two, and was raised by his mother who struggled to maintain a humble existence. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books. Some twenty years ago, several dozen of his books were de-accessioned. This 1869 copy of ìBeyond the Mississippiî is one of them.

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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.]: War Department; Office of the Chief of Engineers. 1869. First. First edition. Large folio. 16 double-page lithographic maps. Complete. Measures approximately 20" x 24". 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, 16. Harper's Ferry. .

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        Herregårdar uti Södermanland.

      Skildrade. Med 57 taflor, tecknade efter naturen af Fr. Richardt. Stockholm, Albert Bonniers förlag 1869. Stentryck af I. W. Tegner & Kittendorff i Köpenhamn. Tvär stor 4:o. 307,(3) s. + färglitograferat tielblad + 56 färglitograferadeplanscher + karta i färg. Nött och fläckat originalklotband med skinnrygg. Ny rygg av skinn med den ursprungliga gulddekorerade ryggen bevarad. Främre pärm med Södermanlands vapen och titel i guld inom blindpressad ram, bakre med blindpressad ram. Helt guldsnitt. (I. Elkan bokbindare Stockholm). Planscherna på Säftstaholm med en del brunfläckar, övriga planscher med enstaka lättare fläckar. Texten med brunfläckar allt från nästan helt fläckfria blad till mer markerat, speciellt första sex samt sista tre bladen. 25,5 x 34 cm.. Herregårdar och slott uti Södermanland på rygg och främre pärm

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        The History and Description of Leeds Castle, Kent.

      Westminster: Nichols & Sons, 1869.. Folio. (15 x 11.5 inches). pp.x + 210 + xxxvi. 8 mounted original albumen photographic plates, rich in tone. Frontis photo with slightly spotted tissue guard. Hand-coloured plan, double-page pedigree and facsimile letter. Illusts to text. Original cloth gilt, fraying to head and foot of spine and to corners, trifle uneven fading to rear board. Bookplate of Bryan Hall to front pastedown. Neat italic ink inscription to reverse of half-title, describing source of book (From the Library at Casewick, Lincolnshire), marriage of author to Matilda, second daughter of Sir John Trollope, 6th Bart. of Casewick (etc), signed Bryan Hall and dated 1976. Trifle spotting mainly to reverse of plates, with some off-setting. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding sound and square. A Very Good copy. Heavy book, requiring extra postage.

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        REVUE BRITANNIQUE, revue internationale choix d'articles extraits des meilleurs écrits périodiques de la GRANDE BRETAGNE ET DE L'AMERIQUE, compléte par des articles originaux - 1869-1878 10 annate, Bruxelles, Off.publicité Montagne de la Cour, 1869

      Ril. editoriale cartonata con titoli in oro ai dorsi., La raccolta ha vecchi timbretti di biblioteca estinta. All'interno ci sono macchioline diffuse ed alcuni dorsi hanno necessità di restauri. (ne abbiamo tenuto conto nel prezzo) Importante rivista in lingua francese diretta da PIERRE AMEDEE PICHOT. Vengono trattati numerosi argomenti della Gran Bretagna (Letteratura, arti, industria, agricoltura, geografia, commercio, economia, leggi ecc.) , Nouvelle série décennale ANNEE 1869 (6 tomi in tre volumi) Vol. 1 (tome 1-2) pp.542 +591 Vol. 2 (tome 3-4) pp.543 + 559 Vol. 3 (tome 5.6) pp.575 + 566 ANNEE 1870 (4 tomi in due volumi) Vol. 1 (tome 1-2) pp. 606 + 573 Vol. 2 (tome 3-4) pp. 599 + 567 ANNEE 1871 (5 tomi in tre volumi) Vol. 1 (tome 1-2) pp. 479 + 479 Vol. 2 (tome 3-4) pp. 541 + 531 Vol. 3 (tome 5 ) pp. 551 ANNEE 1872 (4 tomi in due volumi) Vol. 1 (tome 1-2 ) pp.533 + 550 (mancano pagine finali) Vol. 2 (tome 3-4) pp.563 + 543 ANNEE 1873 (6 tomi in tre volumi) vol. 1 (tome 1-2) pp.539 + 553 dal vol. 2 la stampa si sposta a Parigi , AU BUREAU DE LA REVUE boulevard Haussmann, 50 Vol. 2 (tome 3-4) pp.544 + 547 Vol. 3 (tome 5-6) pp.542 + 576 ANNEE 1874 (6 tomi in tre volumi) Vol. 1 (tome 1-2) pp.531 + 591 Vol. 2 (tome 3-4) pp.553 + 557 Voil. 3 (tome 5-6) pp.569 + 589 ANNEE 1875 (6 tomi in tre volumi) Vol. 1 (tome 1-2) pp. 579 + 551 Vol. 2 (tome 3-4) pp. 587 + 561 Vol. 3 (tome 5-6) pp.579 + 573 ANNEE 1876 (6 tomi in tre volumi) Vol. 1 (tome 1-2) pp. 527 + 589 Vol. 2 (tome 3-4) pp. 561 + 569 Vol. 3 (tome 5-6) pp. 551 + 533 ANNEE 1877 (6 tomi in tre volumi) Vol. 1 (tome 1-2) pp. 557 + 545 Vol. 2 (tome 3-4) pp. 638 + 555 Vol. 3 (tome 5-6) pp. 593 + 587 ANNEE 1878 (6 tomi in tre volumi) Vol. 1 (tome 1-2) pp. 577 + 585 Vol. 2 (tome 3-4) pp. 571 + 574 Vol. 3 (tome 5-6) pp. 589 + 611 (eventuale ordine di annate singole euro 50 cadauna da concordare preventivamente) Il blocco delle 10 annate viene offerto a

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        [Katarina] Incipit vita sive lege'da cu' miraculis dn'e Katherine sancte memorie filie scte Birgitte de regno Suecie.

      [=rubrik]. (Sthlm, Generalstabens litografiska anstalt, 1869.) 4:o. (1 blankt,47) blad. Med kolorerade initialer. + (KLEMMING. G. E.) Om Vita b. Catharinæ. [=rubrik]. Sthlm, P. A. Norstedt & söner, 1869. 4:o. 11,(1) s. Ljusbrunt oskinnbd med upphöjda bind och blindpressad pastischdekor på pärmarna. Snitten endast putsade och det övre i huvudsak ouppskuret. Ryggen ngt blekt och lätt nött samt med smärre fläckar. Pärmarna med vertikal fuktrand närmast ryggen. Från Ericsberg.. Bibliographia Klemmingiana s. 19. Jämför Collijn Sveriges bibliografi intill år 1600 I, s. 53-69. Faksimiltryck i 85 exemplar av biografin över Birgittas dotter Katarina. Originalet trycktes enligt Collijn i Stockholm av Bartholomaeus Ghotan 1487. Originalbandet är komponerat av G. E. Klemming. Det lilla texthäftet är ett särtryck med egen paginering ur Klemmings "Ur en antecknares samlingar" s. 92-104

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        LETTERA AUTOGRAFA FIRMATA.

      1 p. (mm. 201x156), datata New York, May 20th 1869, diretta a F.G. Chaffin a Provvidence, di 10 righe. (1869). ?Sir/ I cheerfully comply with your request of the 19th instant. / Respectfully / Your ob. Serv.? Ben conservata.

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        Illustrated Travels: A Record Of Discovery, Geography, And Adventure : With Engravings From Original Drawings By Celebrated Artists SIX VOLUMES IN THREE

      Cassell, Petter, & Galpin, London. Binding: Hardcover (Half Leather). Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Undated but Copac gives the publication of the original part work as 1869 - 1875. Books - in Good dark blue half leather binding and lighter blue grained paper binding, elaborate gilt decorated spines and borders, leather labeling and marbled paste downs, end papers, front and rear end paper and page edges with one of the pale blue front cover has been bound into each volume. Some surface loss to the half leather corners and some marking/fading to the blue paper binding. Although obviously an original set, as confirmed by the bookplates in some lights the third volume appears slightly darker than the other two, as can be seen in the scans. Contents, previous owner's elaborate book plate with name 'Alexander Baron Peckover of Wisbech' to front pastedown Baron Peckover was a banker and philanthropist who died in 1919 a name 'B. E, Penrose' has been added in manuscript to one of the bookplates'. There is slight surface loss to the marbled front paste down and free front end paper to volume three-four, some browning to the bottom corners in volume 3/4, light creasing to the top corner of pages 9/12 to volume 5, other light marking and light browning otherwise clean and tightly bound. Weighing approximately 28.0 pounds / 13.0 kgs with well over 2,250 folio pages and hundreds of illustrations, many full page, this is an attractive set of these interesting and lavishly illustrated travel books. Size: 12.5 inches tall by 9.5 inches. [iv], 378; viii, 376; viii, 376; viii, 376; viii, 376; viii, 376 pp. With 6 full page line drawing frontispiece engravings, numerous other engravings from original drawings and 237 full page engravings . Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Travel & Places; Inventory No: 6171.

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        Dictionnaire de chimie pure et appliquee paris librairie de l. hachette et c 1869

      In 8. Dim. 25x16,5 cm. Pp. XCIV+1659+(1), 1696, 794, 1712. Peso Kg. 12,500. Bella edizione del 1869-1878 di questa monumentale opera di chimica pura e applicata del chimico francese Charles Adolphe Wurtz (1817-1884). Titolare della cattedra di chimica organica alla Sorbonne, Wurtz lottò per la difesa della teoria atomica. Noto per la reazione di Wurtz e per aver scoperto l'etilammina, il glicole etilemico e la reazione aldolica. L'opera è un dizionario completo di chimica organica e inorganica, chimica applicata all'industria, all'agricoltura e alle arti, analitica, fisica e alla mineralogia. Venne pubblicata tra il 1869 e il 1878 con ulteriori due volumi supplementari del 1880-1886. Il nostro esemplare è composto da tre tomi divisi in cinque volumi e i due volumi di supplemento non datati. I volumi sono impreziositi da numerose incisioni che mostrano strumenti (agricoltura (taglio del legno, produzione del latte...) apparecchi industriali (un birrificio ecc...) strumenti di laboratorio ecc... Sono presenti inoltre due planches colorate (una sulle fibre di cotone) e altre due in bianco e nero ripiegate alla fine dei volumi di supplemento. Bellissima legatura in mezza pelle a quattro nervi con titolo in oro al dorso. In buone condizioni, completa di tutte le pagine. Copertina in mezza pelle a quattro nervi in ottime condizioni generali con lievi usure ai margini e dorso. Legatura in buone condizioni ma qualche lieve rottura. All'interno le pagine si presentano in buone condizioni con fioriture. Beautiful edition of 1869-1878 of this monumental work of pure and applied chemistry by the french chemistry Charles Adolphe Wurtz (1817-1884). Teacher of organic chemistry in Sorbonne university, Wurtz fought for the defence of atomic theory. He was known for his reaction of Wurtz and because he discovered etilammina, the etilemic glicole and aldolic reaction The work is a complete dictionary of organic and inorganic chemistry, chemistry applied to industry, agriculture and arts, analytic chemistry, physical chemystry and mineralogy. The work was published between 1869 and 1878 with two supplementary volumes of 1880-1886. Our copy is made up of three tomes divied into five volumes with two volumes of supplement. The volumes are enriched with different engravings showing instruments, agriculture (wood cut, production of milk...) industrial instruments (a beer firm ecc...) laboratory instruments ecc... There are also two coloured planches (one about cotton fibers) and two black and white folded planches at the end of the volumes of supplement. Very beautiful half leather cover with four nerfs and golden title in the spine. In good conditions, complete of all pages. Half leather cover with four nerfs and golden title in the spine in very good general conditions slightly worn in the edges and spine. Binding in good conditions with slight cracks in the endpapers. Inside pages are in good conditions with foxings.

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        Researches in the Highlands of Turkey; including visits to Mount Ida, Athos, Olympus, and Pelion, to the Mirdite Albanians, and other Remote Tribes. With Notes on the Ballads, Tales, and Classical Superstitions of the Modern Greeks.

      London: John Murray, 1869.. First edition. Two volumes. Frontispiece to each volume, 6 plates, illustrations in the text, and large folding map. 8vo, pp. xi:(1):397:(2, advertisements) & vii:390:(2, advertisements), original green cloth, the covers with decorative borders in blind, spines gilt. The bindings very lightly rubbed or marked, short nicks at head and tail of spines, corners bumped. Some foxing, piece torn from blank margin of one leaf of text, marginal tear to another leaf repaired with strip of paper at an early date, in neither case is the text affected. Very rare, especially in the original cloth. A very presentable copy.

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        President Grant Calls the Senate Into Special Session

      To Ratify a War Claims Treaty With Great Britain When Ulysses S. Grant assumed the presidency in March 1869, relations between Great Britain and the United States were at a low ebb. From the American point of view, the foremost reason for the breach was the construction and refitting of Confederate warships by British shipbuilders during the Civil War. American politicians argued that such behavior violated Britain's official neutrality, and demanded that the British government make financial restitution--these were collectively known as the Alabama claims, after the most successful of the Confederate ships. Negotiations between Britain and the United States to resolve these disputes began during the presidential administration of Andrew Johnson. After Grant's election in November 1868, the president-elect informed Johnson's secretary of state, William H. Seward, that he wanted to be consulted during the ongoing talks. Seward, however, ignored Grant and reached a settlement with Britain, known as the Johnson-Clarendon Convention, which only provided financial restitution to private American citizens for specific damages, and did not cover general harm caused by the British-built Confederate warships against the Union military. Grant opposed the unpopular treaty for this reason. A month after his inauguration, the treaty was ready to be submitted to the Senate for ratification. The Senate was not, however, in session, so he ordered it to convene in a special session. Document Signed as President, Washington, April 8, 1869, "To the Senators of the United States respectively," calling the Senate into official session. "Objects interesting to the United States requiring that the Senate should be in session on the 12th instant, to receive and act upon such communications as may be made to it on the part of the Executive, your attendance in the Senate Chamber in this City, on that day, at 12 o'clock noon, is accordingly requested." There were then 62 U.S. Senators and likely each was sent a copy. This one was received by Senator John Scott of Pennsylvania. A search of auction records for the past 35 years discloses no other copies having reached the marketplace, nor do we recall ever having seen another one. In fact, this is our first Grant document of any kind calling the Senate into session. The Special Senate Session lasted from April 12-22, 1869, and the proposed treaty was denounced in the debate. Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, insisted on the floor that the British government owed American taxpayers $2 billion in damages, and recommended the down payment be Britain's cession of Canada to the United States. In the end, the Senate agreed with President Grant and rejected the treaty overwhelmingly, 54-1. It would be a few years more before this issue could be resolved in a form satisfactory to both sides.

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        WORKS OF WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY, 24 VOLS

      1869. THACKERAY, William Makepeace. WORKS OF WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY, 24 VOLS. Illustrated by the author, Frederick WALKER, George DU MAURIER and Richard DOYLE. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1869. var. pp. 8vo., bound by Riviere & son in half green morocco with gilt rules, gilt ornamented spines in a floral motif, green cloth boards, marbled green endpapers, t.e.g. Spines sunned to brown. Top of spine of Vol. I is slightly chipped, some joints are a bit worn or tender. A lovely set nonetheless. Most volumes are illustrated by the author in b/w as noted; some are without any illustrations. The set: I. Vanity Fair I, illustrated by the author. II. Vanity Fair II, illustrated by the author. III. Pendennis I, illustrated by the author. IV. Pendennis II, illustrated by the author. V. The Newcomes I, illustrated by Richard Doyle. VI. The Newcomes II, illustrated by Richard Doyle. VII. The History of Henry Esmond, Esq., illustrated by George du Maurier. VIII. The Virginians I, illustrated by the author. IX. The Virginians II, Illustrated by the author. X. The Adventures of Philip on his way through the World; shewing who robbed him, who helped him, and who passed him by|To which is prefixed A Shabby Genteel Story I, illustrated by Frederick Walker and the author. XI. The Adventures of Philip on his way through the World; shewing who robbed him, who helped him, and who passed him by|To which is prefixed A Shabby Genteel Story II, illustrated by Frederick Walker and the author. XII. The Paris Sketchbook of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh and The Memoirs of Mr. Charles Y. Yellowplush, illustrated by the author. XIII. The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq. written by himself with the History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond, illustrated by the author. XIV. The Irish Sketch Book and Notes of a Journey from Cornhill to Grand Cairo, illustrated by the author. XV. The Book of Snobs; and Sketches and Travels in London, illustrated by the author. XVI. Burlesques, illustrated by Richard Doyle and the author. XVII. The Christmas Books of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh, illustrated by the author. XVIII. Ballads and Tales (no illustrations). XIX. The Four Georges and The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century, with portraits. XX. Roundabout Papers (from the Cornhill Magazine) to which is added The Second Funeral of Napoleon, illustrated by the author. XXI. Denis Duval: Lovel the Widower: and ot

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

      Tinsley Brothers. Hardcover. B00AHI1G3A 1869 Tinsley Brothers. Volume One of a two-volume set. 327 pages plus observations a fold-out map at the rear, and including a frontispiece and many illustrations of the author's travels in black & white. Good/None. This hardcover copy has an Ontario Education Department Library Stamp on the copyright page and Table of Contents. There is a small circular sticker with numbers written on it affixed to the front cover, which features a decorative gilded illustration of a tribesman. The previous owner's name is written in pencil on the front free endpaper, and there are additional light notations in pencil on the half-title and facing page, although none to the interior of the text. The binding is intact, although beginning to loosen in certain spots and in need of repair. Several leaves of the text remain unopened. A suitable copy of this exceedingly scarce volume. 100% satisfaction guaranteed. We process and ship orders daily, securely and with delivery confirmation. . Good. 1/1/0001. 1ST.

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        UNDER THE WILLOWS and Other Poems

      1869. Good. LOWELL, James Russell. UNDER THE WILLOWS and Other Poems. Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1869. 286p. Bound in brick colored cloth with gilt stamping to spine and front board. Blind stamping to rear board. Boards have beveled edges. This is an inscribed presentation from Lowell to his good friend Charles W. Storey dated 21 Nov.1868 and signed "with the author's love." (The second printing was not undertaken until 28 Nov.) This copy conforms to the deposit copy in all respects being a first edition, first printing, with erratum slip in the rear. The sheets are state B (with a hand written correction by Lowell on page 224), binding A.A few minor bumps to edges and slight wear to head and tail. (BAL 13129) A wonderful association.

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        The complete suite of Lockyer's 9 papers in The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, including "Researches in Spectrum-Analysis in Connexion with the Spectrum of the Sun."

      Comprising: 1). Spectroscopic Observations of the Sun. No. II, vol.159, pp.425-444, 2 plates,1869. 2). Researches in Spectrum-Analysis in Connexion with the Spectrum of the Sun vol 163, pp.253-275, 2 extending plates,1873. 3). Researches in Spectrum-Analysis in Connexion with the Spectrum of the Sun. No. II, vol 163, pp.639-658; 2 extending plates, 1873. 4). The Bakerian Lecture: Researches in Spectrum-Analysis in Connexion with the Spectrum of the Sun. No. III, vol 164, pp.479-494; 4 plates, 1874. 5). On the Quantitative Analysis of Certain Alloys by means of the Spectroscope, vol 164, pp.495-499; 4 plates, 1874. 6). Researches in Spectrum-Analysis in Connexion with the Spectrum of the Sun. No. IV, vol 164, pp.805-813; 3 plates,1874. 7). Spectroscopic Observations of the Sun, vol 165, pp.577-586; 6 plates, 1875. 8). Report on the Total Solar Eclipse of April 6, 1875, vol 169, pp.139-154; 6 plates, 1878. 9). Researches in Spectrum-Analysis in Connexion with the Spectrum of the Sun. No. V, vol 172, pp.561-576; 1 plate, 1881.All First Edition with a total of 30 engraved plates many of which extending (most with small and neat embossed uninked library name, virtually invisible), disbound, quarto, very good copies, London, [The Royal Society], 1869-1881. * Sir Joseph Norman Lockyer, (1836 - 1920) British astronomer who in 1868 discovered in the Sun's atmosphere a previously unknown element that he named helium after Helios, the Greek name for the Sun and the Sun god. The first paper above is a milestone in chemistry, physics and astronomy, announcing the discovery of helium in the sun and naming it 'helium' for Helios, the Greek God of the Sun. In the same paper he demonstrates his invention of the spectroscope by which the prominences of the sun could be observed and studied without an eclipse by leading the light from the very edge of the sun through a prism. In the 1860s Lockyer had became fascinated by electromagnetic spectroscopy as an analytical tool for determining the composition of heavenly bodies. He conducted his research from his new home in West Hampstead, with a 6¼ inch telescope which With a wavelength of about 588 nm, slightly less than the so-called "D" lines of sodium. This line could not be explained as due to any material known at the time, and so it was suggested by Lockyer that the yellow line was caused by an unknown solar element - it was this that he named helium. An observation of the new yellow line also was made by Janssen at the same eclipse, and so he and Lockyer usually are awarded joint credit for helium's discovery. Lockyer initiated in 1866 the spectroscopic observation of sunspots, and in 1868 he found that solar prominences are upheavals in a layer that he named the chromosphere. Between 1870 and 1905, Lockyer conducted eight expeditions to observe solar eclipses. In a distinguished career, Lockyer became Director of the Solar Physics Observatory in Kensington London - and also the founder of the science periodical 'Nature'.

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        PHANTASMAGORIA AND OTHER POEMS,

      IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF POEMS, First Edition, First Issue, 8vo, original blue cloth gilt, a very good copy, London, Macmillan, 1869. WMGC, 68. An important collection of Carroll's poems, including a number appearing in print for the first time. Photograph available on request.

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        Poemi. A cura di Cesare Blanc

      In 8° grande, br- edit. ill. in b/n dall'Autore, pp.(4nn)-148-(2nn). Edizione originale stampata in soli 250 es. Copia perfetta stampata su carta forte. invio autografo dell'A. alla prima cb allo scrittore, giornalista ed esteta inglese Reginald Turner (1869-1938), membro del circolo di Oscar Wilde (cfr. Cammarota, Futurismo, 356)

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

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

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        La Chaleur solaire et ses applications industrielles. 35 Gravures intercalées dans le texte.

      Paris, 1869. 8vo. Contemporary green half cloth with gilt red leather title-label to spine. A bit of wear to extremities and title-label with wear. A bit of brownspotting to first and last leaves. VII, (1), 238 pp. Illustrated.. Scarce first edition, presentation-copy, of the first book explicitly devoted to solar energy, "Solar Energy and its Industrial Applications", which coincided with the unveiling of Mouchot's largest solar steam engine, the so-called "Sun Engine", in 1869, which caused a revolution in the development of solar thermal power. His 1869 work constitutes a milestone of what we now call "green energy", as it laid the foundation for our understanding of the conversion of solar radiation into mechanical power driven by steam.The PRESENTATION-INSCRIPTION, to the half-title reads: "|a Monsieur Burdallot/ hommage de l'auteur/ A. Mouchot". Auguste Mouchot was a French mathematics teacher, who in the 1860'ies became famous as the designer (and patent-taker) of the first machine that generated electricity with solar thermal energy electricity by the exposure of the sun. Mouchot began his work with solar energy in 1860 after expressing grave concerns about his country's dependence on coal. His work on solar energy and on the development of his sun machine forms the basis for the later developments on solar energy. "The work of Adams, Ericsson, and Shuman had been directly influenced by the solar conceptions of Augustin Mouchot, a man who arrived on the scene in nineteenth century France at precisely that moment when his ideas were likely to attract the most attention. It was a time when French industrial might was at a peak and her leaders open to new ideas, none more so than her emperor. In 1867, to commemorate the explosion of technology that had accompanied the industrial and artistic carnival over which he had presided for 15 years, France's Napoleon III decided to invite the whole world to an international exposition that he would host in Paris." (Kryza, The Power of Light, p. 147). "His initial experiments involved a glass-enclosed, water-filled iron cauldron, in which sunlight passed through a glass cover, heating the water. This simple arrangement boiled water, but it also produced small quantities of steam. Mouchot added a reflector to concentrate additional radiation onto the cauldron, thus increasing the steam output. He succeeded in using his apparatus to operate a small, conventional steam engine. Impressed by Mouchot's device, Emperor Napoleon III offered financial assistance, which Mouchot used to produce refinements to the energy system. Mouchot's work help lay the foundation for our current understanding of the conversion of solar radiation into mechanical power driven by steam.The publication of his book on solar energy, "La Chaleur solaire et ses Applications industrielles" (1869), coincided with the unveiling of the largest solar steam engine he had yet built. This engine was displayed in Paris until the city fell under siege during the Franco-Prussian War in 1871, and was not found after the siege ended." (The Energy Library)

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        Misunderstood

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

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        L'Aphroessa

      Paris: E. Maillet, 1869. relié. 11,5x18cm. Edition originale imprimée à petit nombre. Reliure en demi chagrin rouge, dos lisse légèrement passé orné de triples filets dorés, petites traces de frottements sur les coiffes, plats de papier marbré, coins légèrement émoussés, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve. Une petite déchirure marginale restaurée, sans atteinte au texte, affectant les 6 premières pages, quelques rousseurs. Rare. - E. Maillet, Paris _1869, 11,5x18cm, relié. - relié

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        Art Supplement to Appletons' Journal. - The Beach at Long Branch

      Appleton.. 1869.. Wood engraving, fold out Art Supplement to Appletons' Journal 1869, 13 x 19 1/2 inches on sheet size 15 1/2 x 21 inches. Paper loss to lower left corner (just affecting very edge of image), multiple folds as issued, upper horizontal fold line has been backed with Japanese paper, a few short edge tears at lower edge; overall good, clean condition. The prominent late 19th century American artist Winslow Homer worked as an illustrator for Harper's Weekly and other illustrated journals from the 1850s to the mid 1870s, his designs being rendered as wood-engravings. Homer's superior artistic abilities were recognised in this elaborate foldout "art supplement" about which the magazine wrote: Mr. Winslow Homer...gives us a picture of the ease and pleasurable abandon which accompany life at Long Branch. On the beach, more than anywhere else in the world, society throws aside its dignity. Men and women make children of themselves. Those in the water give themselves up to sport, frolicking with each other and with the waves, thoughtless of fashion and its formalities. . . . Our artist suggests an old poetic thought in the letters drawn [the artist's initials], by a young girl, in the sand." This lovely image is in the American Art collection of the Brooklyn Museum. .

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        ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

      London:: John Murray,, 1869. Very Good+. Very Good+ hardback Fifth Edition, Tenth Thousand. In a modern half leather marbled board binding. Edges previously trimmed without text loss. Index leaf 596-597 in facsimile. Title page edges chipped, soiled with faint library stamp. No other writing or markings. Mild scattered foxing. Folding plate at p. 132. 8vo. xxii [i], [1], 2-596 pp.

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

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

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        The Innocents Abroad, Or, the New Pilgrim's Progress : Being Some Account of the Steamship Quaker City's Pleasure Excursion to Europe and the Holy Land, with Descriptions of Countries, Nations, Incidents and Adventures , As They Appeared to the Author

      Hartford, Conn. : American Pub. Co. , 1869. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : 651 p. , [14] leaves of plates : ill. Subjects; Europe & the Middel East - Description and travel. Other prose: 19th century ; Classic travel writing. Has the points characteristic of the Hartford, Conn. , 1st ed. , 2nd issue. Cf. BAL. Referenced by: Wright, L. H. Amer. Fiction, 1851-1875, 550., 2nd State. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked, pictorial cloth. Professionally re-cased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans etc. On request.

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        The INNOCENTS ABROAD, or the New Pilgrim's Progress. Being some Account of the Steamship Quaker City's Pleasure Excursion to Europe and the Holy Land; with Descriptions of Courntries, Nations, Incidents and Adventures, as They Appeared to the Author

      San Franciso & Hartford:: H H Bancroft / American Publishing Co.,. 1869.. 8vo. 8-7/8" x 5-3/4". 1st edition, 2nd issue (BAL 3316). 651, [5] pp. 5 pages of adverts @ rear.. Original publisher's brown decorative cloth (professionally rebacked). Beveled edges.. General shelf wear. Period pos to front eps & preliminary blank.. Square & tight. A solid VG - VG+ copy of Twain's 2nd book.. The scarcer San Francisco imprint, which retains the last 2 advert leaves (a state not seen by BAL). . Illustrated: 2 frontispieces, 14 inserted plates & many intratextual woodcuts.

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        The Innocents Abroad

      American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1869. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain. First edition, second printing with textual errors corrected. Rebound in dark brown ¾ leather with brown pebble design marbled paper. As new binding. Paper labels. Publisher: American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1869. Exceptionally clean copy with gilding on top edge. Smudging to blank page at verso of plate in front showing a ship at sea. Slight 651 pages plus ads in back. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #12-206. Price: $900.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. As New/No Jacket.

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        THE INNOCENTS ABROAD

      1869. hardcover. <center><b>Mark Twain&#39;s second book, <i>inscribed</i> by him to Charles Warren Stoddard</b></center> Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens). THE INNOCENTS ABROAD, or The New Pilgrims&#39; Progress;... With Two Hundred and Thirty-Four Illustrations. Hartford, Conn.: American Publishing Company, 1876. Original very dark brown cloth decorated in gilt. <p>First Edition, later printing, of Mark Twain&#39;s second book (preceded only by THE CELEBRATED JUMPING FROG OF CALAVERAS COUNTY). This is Twain&#39;s account, filled with shrewd observation and humor, of his steamship journey to Europe and the Levant -- originally in the form of letters to American newspapers. It proved to be Twain&#39;s first commercial success; as with most books produced by The American Publishing Company, copies were sold on a subscription basis, i.e. door-to-door by salesmen, rather than through bookshops.</p> <p>The first edition was published in 1869; this is a later printing from those plates, published in 1876. Condition is bright and near-fine (a hint of wear at the ends of the joints, front endpaper slightly cracked, small inkstain on the bottom edge, 1924 catalogue description of this copy tipped in). McBride pp 6-7; Blanck 3316. Housed in a morocco-backed clamshell case.</p> <p><u>The front free endpaper is inscribed and signed by Twain</u>, "To Chas Warren Stoddard | from his friend | Mark Twain | Hartford Oct. 1877." Stoddard (1843-1909) was an American writer who grew up on the East Coast but who settled in San Francisco in 1859 (and thus was there when Twain arrived there). Like Twain, Stoddard was a world traveler; beginning in 1873 he had a five-year world tour (including the time of this inscription) as a correspondent for the <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i>, and beginning in 1880 he became co-editor (with Bret Harte and Ina Coolbrith -- together known as the "Golden Gate Trinity") of the <i>Overland Monthly</i> -- which in 1870 had published some of Twain&#39;s earliest writings.</p> <p>Provenance: bookplate of William Harris Arnold (1854-1923), the bibliophile who authored VENTURES IN BOOK COLLECTING (1924).</p> SIGNED / INSCRIBED / ASSOCIATION COPIES, NONFICTION (Sumner & Stillman Code:11863)

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        [Les Classiques] Oeuvres complètes

      Paris: Alexandre Houssiaux, 1869. relié. 14x22,5cm. Nouvelle édition des oeuvres complètes de l&#39;auteur. Reliures en demi chagrin marine, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets dorés ornés de doubles caissons dorés agrémentés de motifs typographiques dorés, légères traces de frottements sans gravité pour certains dos, plats de papier marbré, infimes épidermures sur certains plats, petites taches sur le premier plat du tome 4, deux coins émoussés, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliures de l&#39;époque. Ouvrage orné de planches hors-texte par les meilleurs artistes de l&#39;époque dont Bertall, Daumier, Gavarni, Johannot, Nanteuil ainsi que de rares illustrations in-texte. Quelques rousseurs sans gravité. Agréable ensemble agréablement établi en reliure de l&#39;époque. - Alexandre Houssiaux, Paris _1869, 14x22,5cm, 20 volumes reliés. - Les Classiques 20 volumes reliés

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        OEUVRES COMPLETES DE H. DE BALZAC

      Paris: Michel Levy Freres, 1869-1876.. Twenty-four volumes. Large octavo. Contemporary calf and marbled boards, ribbon markers. Binder&#39;s blanks tanned, a few spines have small nicks or rubs, occasional minor foxing, but a very good set. The important "Edition Definitive," concluding with the volume of correspondence, 1819-1850. TALVART & PLACE I, p.176.

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        PIERCE EGAN&#39;S FINISH TO THE ADVENTURES OF TOM, JERRY AND LOGIC, In Their Pursuits Through LIFE IN AND OUT OF LONDON

      London:: John Camden Hotten,. no-date [circa 1869]. An early edition, not the first, but with the 36 colored plates by Cruikshank. Freshly re-bound in marbled boards with red leather spine ruled in gold; black leather spine label lettered in gold; top edge gilt. "Life in London" was a monthly satiric journal written by Egan and published by Hotten with illustrations by Cruikshank. The first edition of "Life in London or, the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, esq., and his elegant friend, Corinthian Tom, accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in their rambles and Sprees through the Metropolis" appeared on 15 July, 1821. British plays based on Egan&#39;s characters launched a "Tom & Jerry" craze here and, in name at least, the "Tom & Jerry" cartoon characters. Fine.

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        Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor

      1869. first edition. First Edition of &#147;Lorna Doone,&#148;with an Autograph Letter Signed by R.D. BlackmoreBLACKMORE, R.D. Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor. In Three Volumes. London: Sampson Low, Son, & Marston, 1869.First edition. Apparently one of only 500 copies printed. Three small octavo volumes (7 1/8 x 4 11/16 inches; 181 x 119 mm.). vi, 332; iv, 340; iv, 342 pp. Bound without the preliminary blank leaf in Volume I and the final blank leaf in Volume III, but with the sixteen-page publisher&#146;s catalogue, dated March, 1869, at the end of Volume III.Bound ca. 1960 by Bayntun-Rivière (stamp-signed in gilt on the front turn-in) in full red morocco. Covers with gilt double fillet border, spines panelled and lettered in gilt in compartments with five raised bands, board edges and turn-ins decoratively tooled in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Spines very slightly sunned. A few short, expertly repaired margin tears. Some occasional minor foxing or soiling. Bookplate of J. Hodges on front pastedown of each volume. Overall, an excellent copy.Laid in is an Autograph Letter Signed from Blackmore to James Payn, Teddington, Decr. 3rd. 1877, thanking him for his assistance in the publishing of his works. One small octavo page on a folded sheet. &#147;Being called suddenly from home, I had not time last week to thank you, for your letter, & to say that probably I owe to your kind offices the conquest of the Teutons. This success is all the more surprising in that the reviewers have (almost with one accord) set forth an onslaught on my poor book.&#148; Small bookseller&#146;s description affixed to the recto of the second leaf. (Erema: or My Father&#146;s Sin was publishd by Smith, Elder & Co. in 1877.) Payn was a literary adviser for the publishers Smith, Elder & Company.The Lorna Doone shortbread cookie was introduced by Nabisco in 1912. No one, even at Nabisco, is quite sure of exactly how the name was chosen. All that can be said is that R.D. Blackmore, a British novelist, was the author of a popular book titled &#39;Lorna Doone,&#39; the lead character, Lorna Doone of course, was of Scottish heritage, and shortbread was considered Scottish. Hence, a shortbread cookie named Lorna Doone.Sadleir 227. Wolff 536.

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        FAIRY TALES. Translated by J R Planche

      London: George Routledge and Sons,, 1869 Perrault, Charles. FAIRY TALES. Translated by J R Planche. Illustrated by Godwin, Corbould & Haryer. London: George Routledge and Sons, 1869. Sm. Octavo, pp. [i-xi], [b], 2-558 + 6p Ads. Original rust blind embossed pebbled cloth, all edges gilt, front & spine panels stamped in gilt and black. First edition thus., Neat contemporary inscription on the half title. Collects twenty-four of Perrault&#39;s short stories, including: Beauty And The Beast, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, etc. An exceptionally bright copy [the rear hinge neatly strengthened]. An attractive Routledge decorative publisher&#39;s binding. During this period, Routledge published similar works including: Foggerty&#39;s Fairy And Other Tales, Fairy Tales of the Countess D&#39;Aulnoy, also translated By J.R. Planche, & Oriental Fairy Tales, or Fancy&#39;s Wanderings in the East by the Brothers Dalziel which while not available in abundance, copies are easily found. The Perrault title however is hardly ever seen.. First Thus. Illus. by Godwin, Corbould & Haryer.

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        Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel ou sont contenues plusieurs figures de l&#39;invention de Maitre Francois Rabelais

      Paris: Librairie Tross, 1869. Octavo. xviii pp., (64) ff. From a very small edition, this is one of only two copies printed entirely on vellum. Contains 120 plates, which are facsimiles of the illustrations to the extremely rare edition of 1565. These are early examples of a printing process called "gillotage," a method of printing from etched relief blocks patented by Firmin Gillot in 1850. In addition, there is a facsimile of the original text of 1565 as well as an eighteen-page explanatory introduction, both also on vellum. The illustrations themselves are imaginative and highly accomplished grotesques, combining animal, vegetable, and human forms in the style of Bosch and Brueghel. Rabelais is thought to have created the iconography, and the artist is unknown. Some have interpreted the figures allegorically, in terms of sixteenth-century political and ecclesiastical events. An extremely fine copy, unbound as issued, with tissue guards throughout. Housed in a marbled chemise and box, which shows light rubbing.

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        The INNOCENTS ABROAD, or the New Pilgrim&#39;s Progress. Being some Account of the Steamship Quaker City&#39;s Pleasure Excursion to Europe and the Holy Land; with Descriptions of Courntries, Nations, Incidents and Adventures, as They Appeared to the Author

      San Franciso & Hartford:: H H Bancroft / American Publishing Co.,. 1869.. 8vo. 8-7/8" x 5-3/4". 1st edition, 2nd issue (BAL 3316). 651, [5] pp. 5 pages of adverts @ rear.. Original publisher&#39;s brown decorative cloth (professionally rebacked). Beveled edges.. General shelf wear. Period pos to front eps & preliminary blank.. Square & tight. A solid VG - VG+ copy of Twain&#39;s 2nd book.. The scarcer San Francisco imprint, which retains the last 2 advert leaves (a state not seen by BAL). . Illustrated: 2 frontispieces, 14 inserted plates & many intratextual woodcuts.

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        HAND AND SOUL

      [London: Privately printed for the author by Strangeways & Walden, November 1869].  18 x 12cm [12mo], in original buff paper wraps w/printed title within a fine-ruled border to fr. cover, [1-3 (half-title; blank; title & text)] 4-22 (text, author's name & printer) [23-24 (blanks)] pp., all finely bound in burgundy straight-grain morocco w/decorative gilt dentelles, gilt title & 5 raised bands to spine, marbled ep.s, a.e.g., by Lucien Broca, London (stamped in French to verso of fr. ep.).  With the decorative bookplate of Rosalind (designed by Charles William Sherborn & signed "CWS 1888") to fr. pastedown; also w/the bookplate of Marie-Louise & Samuel Robert Rosenthal (designed by "V A") to fr. ep. On 3 Dec. 1869 Rossetti wrote to William Davies: "I send you with this a little tale written long ago.  I had included it among the poems I am printing, as it is really more a sort of poem than anything else; but coming to the conclusion after all that it looked awkward there I have had a few copies struck off to give away.  I send one for [James] Smetham too when you see him" (WMR, "Rossetti Papers" p.492).  T.J. Wise claimed, without authority, that 100 copies were printed, a figure which disagrees with Rossetti's "a few copies" & Colbeck's "a small unspecified number."  Rossetti "caused various copies of Hand and Soul to be done up in a drab wrapper; and he gave some of them away, but never sold them.  These copies appear to be the same printing as in the Poems privately printed; but the pagination is altered, and runs from p. 1 to 22, and at the close is printed 'Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1850'.  From time to time copies ... in this form have turned up for sale, and have commanded high prices" (WMR, DGR Bibliography 1905 p.17).  "Hand and Soul" was originally published in the 1st number of "The Germ," & after this pamphlet was printed it appeared in the "Fortnightly Review" (Dec. 1870, pp.692-701). Binding Fine; contents Fine.  Slater p.216, Ashley IV 122, Fredeman 23.6 (see also 28.2, 28.22, & 30.12), Fennell pp.138-40, Colbeck 8.

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        THE QUINOLOGY OF THE EAST INDIAN PLANTATIONS, 3 Parts, complete

      London: L. Reeve and Co., 1st edition, 1869-1876.. Bottom front outer corner with small bump, faint edge to cloth, the last two black-and-white plates have a small (3/4 inch high) marginal minor damp stains that do not touch the image; a bright, clean, very good to near fine copy.. Pp. (4), x, 116 + 17 full-page lithographic plates - 13 are hand-colored, 2 full-page photo-plates. Original full green textured cloth with elaborate gilt plant on the center front board with title above and below the plant, gilt title on spine, large folio (20.5 x 15 inches). This rare work documents the cultivation of quinine producing trees. These trees were introduced into India from the Andes by Markham and Spruce. John Eliot Howard undertook microscopical observations of the bark of all forms of cinchona to find which would be best to use as a malarial preventative. The work featured 3 hand-colored plates with cross-sections of bark and 10 spectacular hand-colored plates of the quinine-producing trees and flowers. This volume has been collated complete by H. Bernard Quaritch of London and bears his signature on the rear endpaper. See Nissen, BBI, 943.

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        On The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection,

      London: John Murray,, 1869. or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Fifth Edition, with additions and corrections. (Tenth thousand.) Octavo. Original green fine sand-grain cloth, titles to spine gilt, decorative panels blocked in blind to sides, black endpapers: Freeman&#39;s variant "c" binding. Housed in a dark green quarter morocco solander box. Folding lithographic diagram. Bound without the advertisements sometimes found in other copies. Modern bookplate of Nils Fries (1912&#150;1994) professor of physiological and anatomical botany at Uppsala University, with his pencilled note at back noting his acquisition of the book in Sweden, 21 June 1952. Extremities rubbed, corners just worn, inner hinges cracked but holding, some quires starting, with resultant proud fore-edges slightly frayed; overall a little shaken, but a good copy. Fifth edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the publisher&#39;s clerk, "From the author", on the half-title, as usual. This edition sees the first use by Darwin of Herbert Spencer&#39;s phrase "survival of the fittest", appearing in the heading of chapter IV and in the text. Darwin had expressed concern about the price of his book after learning that Lancashire labourers were forced to club together to be able to afford a copy. John Murray therefore produced two versions of the fifth edition: the cheaper volume sold for 7/6 and used a very small typeface; this copy is of the standard version, which continued to be sold for 15 shillings.

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

      Buffalo: Major C. Donahue and D. Egan, New York. Sold by: John Gilman, Norwich. Printed by The Sage, Sons & Co. Lith., Print&#39;g & Manufac&#39;g Col,, [1869]. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. RARE PRINT OF AN IMPORTANT CANADIAN MILITARY HISTORICAL EVENT. Full title: Battle of Ridgeway, C.W. [Canada West]. : Desperate Charge of the Fenians, Under Col. O&#39;Neill, Near Ridgeway Station, June 2, 1866, and Total Route of the British Troops, Including the Queens own Regt. Under Command of Col. Booker. Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1869, by Maj. C. Donohue and D. Egan, in the Clerk&#39;s Office of the District Court of the United States, for the Northern District of New York. Medium Used: Color lithograph, Year: c1869. Size: Image size 16 3/8 x 21 3/8" (417 x 544 mm). Condition: A few minor marginal tears, backed with Japan paper otherwise very good condition. Print showing the Fenians routing British troops at the battle of Ridgeway., This is a dramatic scene of the Battle of Ridgeway Canada West (now Ontario). The battle is sometimes referred to as the Battle of Lime Ridge or Limestone Ridge. The battle was fought between an Irish-American invading force against Canadian regular troops. This was the largest of the Fenian Raids into Canada. The battle flag on the Fenian troops reads "I.R.A." Rare (c1869 coloured copies)of this print located only at LAC(2), LOC(2) & Riverbrink Museum

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        OEUVRES COMPLETE DE J. RACINE (8 VOL SET - COMPLETE) Avec une Vie de l"Auteur et un Examin de Chacun de ses Ouvrages

      Paris: Garnier Freres, 1869 - 1877. Hardcover. Near Fine. 6 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. 8 vol set. Half crushed chocolate morocco with lacquered marbled paper boards. (Truly beautiful binding) 5 raised bands. Gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Marbled endpapers. Gilt upper text block. Tissue-protected B&W illustrations. Condition is : NEAR FINE : spines and covers near perfect, with two exceptions, noted below. Lacquered marble boards and endpapers vivid, text exceptionally clean. Very slight foxing to side and bottom of text block, gilt upper block very bright. Extraordinarily tight, clean copies. Small David B. Ogden book plate on front paste-down.& Vol I : 508 pgs. 1869. Cond: as above.& Vol II : 480 pgs. 1870. Cond: as above.& Vol III : 515 pgs. 1875. Cond: as above.& Vol IV : 1v, 481 pgs. Cond: as above.& Vol V : cxi, 479 pgs. 1877. Cond: as above.& Vol VI : xxix, 477 pgs. 1876. Cond: as above.& Vol VII : xvi, 494 pgs. 1877. Cond: as above, with wear to front paper board, where one book stuck to another, a spot approx. 1/2 inch diam.& Vol VIII : viii, 552 pgs. 1877. Cond: as above, with wear to front paper board where one book stuck to another, approx 1/2 in diam.& & &

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        Alice&#39;s Adventures in Wonderland

      Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1869. First edition printed in America. Illustrated by John Tenniel. Original publisher&#39;s green cloth. Light rubbing and minor wear to extremities, fore-edge lightly bumped, light foxing to preliminary pages. An extremely bright and unsophisticated copy, scarce in this condition.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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