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        Personal narrative of occurrences during lord Elgin's second embassy to China, 1860

      London: John Murray, 1869. Original Brown Cloth - Henry Brougham Loch, 1st Baron Loch GCB, GCMG (23 May 1827 - 20 June 1900) was a Scottish soldier and colonial administrator. In April 1860 he again accompanied Lord Elgin to China, as secretary of the new embassy sent to secure the execution by China of her treaty engagements. The embassy was backed up by an allied Anglo-French force. With Harry S. Parkes he negotiated the surrender of the Taku forts. During the advance on Peking, Loch was chosen with Parkes to complete the preliminary negotiations for peace at Tungchow. They were accompanied by a small party of officers and Sikhs. When it had been discovered that the Chinese were planning a treacherous attack on the British force, Loch rode back and warned the outposts. He then returned to Parkes and his party under a flag of truce hoping to secure their safety. They were all, however, made prisoners and taken to Peking, where the majority died from torture or disease. Parkes and Loch were afterwards more leniently treated. After three weeks time the negotiations for their release were successful, but they had only been liberated ten minutes when orders were received from the Xianfeng Emperor, then a fugitive in Chengde, for their immediate execution. Loch never entirely recovered his health after this experience in a Chinese dungeon, although in June 1889 he succeeded Sir Hercules Robinson as Governor of Cape Colony and High Commissioner for Southern Africa, and was involved in the Boer War conflict. Uncommon First Edition in the Original Cloth, black ep's and pastedowns. pp: viii, 298; 32 pp adv to rear; 3 illustartions, portrait frontis, Pah-Li- Bridge to title Page; Inside of the Taku Fort, folding Map to rear { excellent }. Inscription, from what seems an educated hand, to front free endpaper which appears/may be that of the Author - " Maria Milner with her Brother McWilliams - love whom proved of having the highest Authority for calling the Writer his friend". The copy is sturdy and clean, only light rubs to the extremities of the cloth, binding tight, pages very good, with only minor foxing. Very good indeed. RECENTLY REDUCED IN PRICE.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

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        Long and Short Span Railway Bridges

      Frontis. port. of Roebling & 13 plates (11 are double-page & two are very large & folding). 2 p.l., 50 pp., [10] leaves of tables. Large folio, orig. cloth (lower outer corners a little jammed, rebacked), upper cover lettered in gilt. New York: D. van Nostrand, 1869. First edition of a rare book. "John Roebling's only published work (apart from job reports), this splendid book is concerned to show the suitability of the suspension bridge for railway use, in particular a combined arch and suspension bridge system, which he calls a 'parabolic truss', demonstrating its superiority and economic advantages over lattice and tubular girders. I. K. Brunel in his Saltash bridge had successfully made use of such a combination, building parabolic arches with their ends tied together by suspension chains. Roebling cites this bridge but his own system is somewhat different in that the springing of the arched truss is well below the level of the saddles and is intended to provide the necessary stiffness to distribute the point load of a moving locomotive and train, the major problem to be overcome in designing railway suspension bridges... "The present work details his optimum design for a bridge with a central span of 500ft and two side spans each of 300ft, describing its component parts and method of construction and proving it theoretically. The other central feature are his designs of 1855 and later for a 'parabolic truss' bridge to carry both road and rail over the Mississippi at St. Louis, a project eventually carried out by Eads. Roebling's designs have spans of up to 800ft, which he considers to be the practical and economic limit of his bridge system. In view of his experience with the Niagara Falls bridge (completed 1855, span of 821ft), the deep deck beam of which acted as a stiffening truss, he maintains that for longer spans the pure suspension type is the most appropriate form... "Although the title refers to short-span bridges, only a small portion of the work is devoted to them. Roebling had intended the book to be the first of several volumes, but died before these could be achieved. As it was, this book was itself published posthumously, though he had completed the manuscript and revised most of the proofs and plates before his death. Aimed at the practising engineer and straightforwardly written, using the simplest of calculations, it clearly demonstrates Roebling's design philosophy and his pre-occupation with stiffness and with economy of construction. With its series of superb plates it is one of the handsomest (and rarest) books in American civil engineering literature."-Elton, Cat. 4, 40. A fine copy. .

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        Depredations; or, Overend, Gurney, & Co., and the Greek & Oriental Steam Navigation Company.

      The Author London 1869 - First edition. 8vo., viii, 377pp., original purple cloth gilt, rather rubbed, front free end paper torn. "Xenos, who had been established in England since the late 1840's, developed a very successful shipping agency, but in extending his interests he ran into trouble,eventually ending in bankruptcy in 1876. "Depredations" is an apologia/account of his business affairs, consisting mainly of the history of the Greek & Oriental Steam Navigation Company. Xenos provides us with an interesting glimpse into the working of Greek businesses in London." - Blackmer. Blackmer 1851. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LES PENSÉES. les pensees,

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

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        The Works of William Thackeray

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1869. Octavo, 24 volumes. Three quarter leather with gilt tooling to the spine, raised bands, top edge gilt in all volumes. In excellent condition. An attractive set. The success of Vanity Fair established Thackeray as a great English novelist. Charlotte Bronte was one of the first of Thackeray's contemporaries to recognize his satirical abilities to portray English society: "I see in him an intellect profounder and more unique than his contemporaries have recognized… No commentator on his writings has yet found the comparison that suits him… They say he is like Fielding; they talk of his wit, humour, comic powers… His wit is bright, his humour attractive" (Allibone, 2380).

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        Phineas Finn. The Irish Member. With Twenty Illustrations by J. E. Millais, R. A. In Two Volumes

      London: Virtue & Co., 26, Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row, 1869. First Edition. Three-Quarter Calf. Fine. First Edition, complete in two volumes. 8vo's: viii,320; viii,328pp, with 20 full-page wood-engraved plates by Millais, all (save two) with original tissue guards. Contemporary tan three-quarter calf over marbled paper-covered boards, spines in six elaborately gilt compartments between raised bands, black morocco lettering and numbering pieces, top edges gilt, marbled end papers. A Fine collectible set, pages just barely toned, else clean and crisp; plates immaculate. Sadleir, Trollope, 30. NCBEL III, 883. & Phineas Finn was written between November 1866 and May 1867, then serialized in Saint Paul's Magazine, a new monthly edited by Trollope, from October 1867 to May 1869. It was finally published in book form, in this edition, in March 1869. The title character is a penniless Irish barrister who, at 25, finds himself handed a seat in Parliament. He is in love with an earl's daughter, who marries another man; then with her best friend, over whom he fights a duel; and then with a mysterious widow. But all the while he is engaged to his hometown sweetheart back in County Clare. Will he do the right thing? What is the right thing? Phineas wants to climb the "greasy pole" of politics, and though he is clear-eyed about the compromises it will require, neither he nor Trollope ever doubt that the game is worth playing, that ambition can serve some end beyond itself. The novel is loosely based upon events of the late 1860s, and some of its characters are closely based on prominent politicians of the period—notwithstanding Trollope’s protestations to the contrary. Regardless, London's parks and squares and clubs have never seemed more alluring than in this installment and its successors in Trollope's Palliser sequence, and there is some fox-hunting thrown in for good measure. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. The title character is a penniless Irish barrister who at 25 finds himself handed a seat in Parliament. He is in love with an earl's daughter, who marries another man; then with her best friend, over whom he fights a duel; and then with a mysterious widow. But all the while he is engaged to his hometown sweetheart back in County Clare. Will he do the right thing? What is the right thing? Phineas wants to climb the "greasy pole" of politics, and though he is clear-eyed about the compromises it will require, neither he nor Trollope ever doubt that the game is worth playing, that ambition can serve some end beyond itself. London's parks and squares and clubs have never seemed more alluring than in this novel and its successors in Trollope's Palliser sequence, and there is some fox-hunting thrown in for good measure.

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        Canadian Wild Flowers

      Montreal: John Lovell, 1869. Green cloth with gilt decoration to the front board. Illustrated with full colour botanical plates with tissue guards. Cloth is a bit rubbed along the spine edges. There is some darkening to the outer page edges and some light foxing throughout. Otherwise fine.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good +/No Jacket. Illus. by Agnes Fitzgibbon. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        THE WORKS OF WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY [FINE BINDING CT IN 24 VOLS]

      London: Smith & Elder,. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1869-86. Hardcover. Works; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; apr10,000 pages; Illustrated by Thackeray himself and occasionally others such as Frederick Walker. Over 100 illustrations. Neat invisible repair to front hinge of vol 1 [see graphic], and frontis reinserted. All other vols and hinges sound. Contents with modest aging. A tremendous presence on any book shelf with dark reddish brown morocco leather spines and elaborate gilding. Titles included are : 1--VANITY FAIR, A NOVEL WITHOUT A HERO i****2--VANITY FAIR, A NOVEL WITHOUT A HERO ii****3--THE HISTORY OF PENDENNIS i****4-- THE HISTORY OF PENDENNIS ii****5--THE NEWCOMES, A HISTORY OF A MOST RESOECTABLE FAMILY BY PENDENNIS i****6--THE NEWCOMES, A HISTORY OF A MOST RESOECTABLE FAMILY BY PENDENNIS ii****7--THE HISTORY OF HENRY ESMOND ESQ****8--THE VIRGINIANS, A TALE OF THE LAST CENTURY i****9--THE VIRGINIANS, A TALE OF THE LAST CENTURY ii****10--ASVENTURES OF PHILIP ON HIS WAY THROUGH THE WORLD SHEWING WHO ROBBED HIM, WHO HELPED HIM, AND WHO PASSED HIM BY i****11--ASVENTURES OF PHILIP ON HIS WAY THROUGH THE WORLD SHEWING WHO ROBBED HIM, WHO HELPED HIM, AND WHO PASSED HIM BY ii****12--THE PARIS SKETCHBOOK AND THE YELLOWFLUSH PAPERS****13--MEMOIRS OF BARRY LYNDON ESQ WRITTEN BY HIMSELF; HISOTRY OF SMUEL TITMARSH; GREAT FOGARTY DIAMOND****14--THE IRISH SKETCHBOOK, NOTES OF A JOURNEY FROM CORNHILL TO GRAND CAIRO****15--BOOK OF SNOBS; SKETCHES AND TRAVELS IN LONDON, ETC. ****16--BURLESQUES****17--THE CHRISTAMS BOOKS OF MR. M. A. TITMARSH****18--BALLADS AND TALES****19--THE FOUR GEORGES; THE ENGLISH HUMORISTS OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY**** 20--ROUNDABOUT PAPERS; THE SECOND FUNERAL OF NAPOLEON****21--DENNIS DUVAL; LOVELL THE WIDOWER****22--CATHERINE, A STORY; LITTLE TRAVELS, THE FITZBOODLE PAPER; ETC ETC****23--MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS, ETC. ****24--CONTRIBUTIONS TO PUNCH NOT PREVIOULSLY REPRINTED**** .

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        Glossarium azteco-latinum et latino-aztecum curâ et studio Bernardini Biondelli collectum ac digestum

      Mediolani [Milan]: Valentiner et Mues, 1869. First edition thus. Paper wrappers. Later spine, front wrapper repaired, rear edge worn, still about very good. 4to. One of 200 copies. The 'azteco-latinum' section was first published in the 'Evangeliarium, Epistolarium ac Lectionarium aztecum siv mexicanum ex antiquo codice mexicano nuper reperto depromptum cum præfatione interpretatione adnotationibus glossario edidit Bernardus Biondelli,' (Mediolani, 1858-60, p. 427-553), while the ''Latino-aztecum' section is here published for the first time. Sabin 74948. Pilling 386.

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        The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

      C.H. Webb, New York, 1869. The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain. Third edition. Publisher: C.H. Webb, New York, 1869. In original light purple binding with the frog in gold. New endpapers. Clean copy. Lettering bright on the spine. Spine ends worn off. 198 pages. A nice early copy of an extremely scarce Twain item. Inventory #11-036.. 3rd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        He Knew He Was Right, by Anthony Trollope; with Sixty-Four Illustrations by Marcus Stone ... - [Complete in Two Volumes]

      London, Strahan And Company, 1869. 1st Edition. Description: 2 v. Illus. 22 cm. Subjects: Husbands--Fiction. Married people--Fiction. Form/Genre: Psychological fiction. Domestic fiction. Sadleir, 31. Illustrations listed as appearing at p. 304 of vol. I and at p. 206 of vol. II, ordinarily used as frontispieces, are inserted at their respective pages. Sadleir notes only one copy in this state. Finely bound both in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and titling. An uncommonly good example - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        HE KNEW HE WAS RIGHT

      London: Strahan and Company, 1869. First Edition. Hardcover. Minor and scattered stains and foxing; table of contents leaf in first volume with neat repair to tear. Each volume slightly cocked with light fraying to spine tips. Slight cracking to rear hinge of first volume, but covers tight and secure. Very Good or better and scarce in the original cloth. Marcus Stone. Two volumes in the scarce original blindstamped green cloth with gilt lettering, rules, and numbers on the spines. Illustrated with sixty-four plates by Marcus Stone. Originally issued in serial form in 32 weekly parts, this is the First Edition in book form. Plain bookplates of Lord Cranworth, Grundisburgh, on the front pastedown of each volume.

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        Railway from Lake Superior to Red River Settlement Considered in a Letter to the Hon. Wm. McDougall, C.B. Minister of Public Works

      John Lovell, St. Nicholas Street, Montreal - 1869. () Good to very good. 16pp. Octavo. Light green wrappers with black lettering and border decoration. Some soiling to wrappers with creasing, some small closed tears and three chips at edges. Small closed tears to the edges of a few of the pages, besides this the text block is clean. B / W folding map at rear in excellent condition. Sticker residue on inside of rear wrapper. A scarce item. Peel 280 (2ND edition), "The inventor of a wooden railway tries to sell the idea to the Minster of Public Works.". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The works of William Makepeace Thackeray [complete in 22 volumes]

      London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1869. 1st Edition in this form. Description: 22 v. illus., plates, fronts. ; 22 cm. Contents: v.1-2. Vanity Fair, a novel without a hero --v.3-4. History of Pendennis --v.5-6. Newcomes, memoirs of a most respectable family --v.7. History of Henry Esmond --v.8-9. Virginians --v.10-11. Adventures of Philip on his way through the world shewing who robbed him, who helped him, and who passed him by --v.12. Paris sketch book of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh ; and The memoirs of Mr. Charles F. Yellowplush --v.13. Memoirs of Barry Lyndon written by himself; with the history of Samuel Titmarsh and the great Hoggarty Diamond --v.14. Irish sketch book and notes of a journey from Cornhill to Grand Cairo --v.15. Book of snobs; and sketches and travels in London v.16. Burlesques: Novels by eminnet hands ; Jeames's diary ; Adventures of Major Gahagan ; A legend of the Rhine ; Rebecca and Rowena ; the history of the next French Revolution ; Cox's diary --v.17. Christmas books of Mr. M.A. Titmarsh ; Mrs. Perkins's ball ; Our street ; Dr. Birch ; Kicklebury's on the Rhine ; Rose and the ring --v.18. Ballads and tales --v.19. Four Georges ; Tthe English humourists of the eighteenth century --v.20. Roundabout papers (from the Cornhill magazine) to which is added The second funeral of Napoleon --v.21. Denis Duval: Lovel the widower and other stories --v.22. Catherine: a story ; Little travels ; The Fits-boodle papers, etc. etc. Subjects: Thackeray, William Makepeace (1811-1863) -- Collected works -- English literature -- 19th century -- Fiction. Very good all in the original, gilt-blocked calf over marbled boards. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Corners bumped. Top edges gilt. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Provenance: from the library of Robert Cooper with his bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume.

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        COLORADO: ITS RESOURCES, PARKS, AND PROSPECTS AS A NEW FIELD FOR EMIGRATION; WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE TRENCHARA AND COSTILLA ESTATES, IN THE SAN LUIS PARK

      London: Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, 1869.. [2],217pp. plus four original mounted photographs (including frontispiece) and three folding (partially colored) maps. Quarto. Original green pebbled cloth, front board and spine gilt. Expertly rebacked, with original backstrip laid down, new endpapers, corners repaired. Minor rubbing and wear to boards. A touch of light foxing on the mounts of the photographs, else very clean internally. Very good. Blackmore was an Englishman with a visionary scheme for developing southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. He was also a notable ethnologist and a pioneering exponent of the use of photographs to record American Indians, and as such formed a great collection of American Indian material, now at the British Museum. He was closely involved with the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, hoping that the line would bring value to his huge land holdings. Unfortunately, the plan was not realized soon enough for Blackmore, and he went bankrupt and committed suicide. This work gives an excellent description of the mining, pastoral and agricultural resources of the state, with emphasis on its glowing potential. Of great interest in this copy are the four original photographs: 1) Portrait of William Gilpin, Governor of Colorado (to whom the book is dedicated), 2) Platte Canon to the South of Denver, 3) Corner of F and Blake Streets, Denver, 4) Corner of F and Holliday Streets, Denver. The maps illustrate the United States showing the railroad lines to the Pacific; Colorado, "embracing the central Gold Region," drawn by Frederick J. Ebert with railroad routes colored red and wagon routes in blue; and Trenchara and Costilla Estates, with boundaries colored in green and red. On the third map the estates have been plated, a few villages located along with Fort Garland and the Rio Bravo Grande De Norte. This map is also featured in NOTHING IS LONG AGO A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF COLORADO 1776-1975, pp.38-39: "This map shows the largest of those grants in Colorado that were later confirmed by the United States, the Sangre de Christo grant, comprising 1,000,000 acres in the San Luis Valley. The grant was made to Stephen Luis Lee and his 12-year-old nephew Narciso Beaubien in 1843. Narciso's father, Carlos Beaubien, was already half owner of an adjoining 1,700,000 acres, later called the Maxwell Grant. Carlos came into possession of the Sangre de Christo grant after his son and brother-in-law were killed in the Taos revolt of 1847." These important maps are not in Wheat or Phillips. This book was published in various forms, with varying numbers of photographs and paginations. Not in Streeter. HOWES C607. GRAFF 318. WYNAR 2025. HENKLE COLLECTION 28. ADAMS HERD 272. WILCOX, p.5. Margolis & Sandweiss, TO DELIGHT THE EYE 2.

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        Phantasmagoria and other Poems

      viii+202+[1 ad] pages Duodecimo (6 3/4" x4 3/4") bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt pictorials to front and back covers with gilt ruled edges, page ends in gilt. First edition second state with "Alice" on the title page.Phantasmagoria is a poem first published in 1869 as the opening poem of a collection of verse by Carroll entitled Phantasmagoria and Other Poems. It is Lewis Carroll's longest poem and is a narrative discussion written in seven cantos between a ghost (a Phantom) and a man named Tibbets. Carroll portrays the ghost as not so different from human beings: although ghosts may jibber and jangle their chains, they, like us, simply have a job to do and that job is to haunt. Just as in our society, in ghost society there is a hierarchy, and ghosts are answerable to the King (who must be addressed as ?Your Royal Whiteness?) if they disregard the "Maxims of Behavior?.Condition:Spine ends rubbed, corners bumped, spine slightly age darkened else a very good copy.

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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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        The American Bond Detector; and Complete History of the United States Government Securities; issued under the sanction of the United States Treasury Department, and containing Superb Illustrations, in Genuine Tints, printed at the Treasury Department, from the Original Dies in the Possession of the Government, Of all the Bonds issued under the Acts of Congress from July 17, 1861, to March 3, 1868, together with a full description of all genuine plates, and complete rules for the detection of Counterfeits; also, valuable plates of existing coins, and important statistical tables

      Washington.: Published by the American Bond and Currency Detector Company, 1869 (3ff, blank) - (6p) - 100 pages - 31 plates, some in colour. 22 plates are United States securities, engraved from the original plates. The other 9 plates are chromolithographs with embossing, showing the obverse and reverse of coins. Green cloth, recased with original cloth covers and spine laid down. Binding is in very good condition. Moderate fowing throughout. First (and only) edition, published to aid banks and law enforcement in the detection of counterfeits. For obvious reasons, the Treasury Department jealously guarde its monopoly on the use of its currency dies, and was reluctant to allow very many copies of this work to be published. VERY SCARCE. Photos available upon request.

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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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        Long and Short Span Railway Bridges

      New York, D. van Nostrand, 1869.. Imperial folio (50x36cm). Pp. (ii), 50, (20) tables. Plus 13 engraved plates, of which 11 are double-page and 2 are oversized and folding, each spanning 5 panels. Steel engraved frontispiece portrait of Roebling. Hardcover, bound in full cloth mildly soiled, gilt lettering and gilt shelf-number to spine, sturdy cloth inner hinges somewhat cracked, shelf wear to edges and spine-ends. Plates are accompanied with small perforated library stamp, and are otherwise bright and crisp but for light dampmarks, more tidemarks than stains, occurring along the outer quarter of leaves, as well as outer edge of cover. Overall a well preserved, presentable ex-lib copy in good condition. - - First edition. Formerly in the possession of the Brooklyn Library with neat bookplate and very few stamps to that effect. Very rare masterwork.

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

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

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND [and] THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

      18. CARROLL, Lewis. ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. With forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel. London: Macmillan and Co,, 1869. The first edition "eighteenth thousand". Offered with: CARROLL, Lewis. THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS, AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE. With fifty illustrations by John Tenniel. London: Macmillan and Co., 1872. First edition. Both titles uniformly bound by Bayntum with original covers bound-in, in lovely full red morocco stamped in gilt with Queen of Hearts on front cover of Looking-Glass and White Rabbit (now gold) on cover of Alice. A beautiful set in a slipcase.

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        Phantasmagoria, inscribed by the author to his sister

      London: Macmillan. 1869. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing, 1869. Navy cloth gilt 8vo, 202pp. About very good with light wear (and restoration) to inner hinges, some of the signatures slightly sprung. Inscribed to Lewis Carroll's sister, Mary: "Mary C. Dodgson with the author's love. Jan. 1869." Probably one of the "28 copies" that he "sent off" on January 7. Wonderful association copy, as he and his sister Mary were very close.

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        Phantasmagoria, and Other Poems, inscribed by the author and bound by Riviere

      London: Macmillan. 1869. First printing. Hardcover. Fine. Inscribed by Lewis Carroll on the fly leaf, "To the Very Rev. the Dean of Westminster with the Author's kind regards. Jan. 1869." Hardcover, bound in full blue calf by Riviere. 1869, First Printing. 202 pp. Ornate gilt spine, aeg, original cloth from the covers and spine bound in at rear. An exquisite copy. Fine contents. An interesting association copy. Arthur Penrhyn Stanley (1815-1881) was Dean of Westminster from 1864 till his death. He was an acquaintance of Dodgson's at Oxford and was also an intimate friend of Henry Liddell, the father of Alice Liddell, who was Dean of the Westminster School at roughly the same time. Dodgson and Stanley seemed to have more than a passing acquaintance. Digital images available upon request.

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        The Poets of the Nineteenth Century

      London - Frederick Warne and Co., 1869 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce collection of poems from influential writers of the 1800s. Including poems from Samuel Coleridge, Dante G. Rossetti, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and William Morris. Illustrated throughout with one hundred and forty-five engravings, including a frontispiece depicting an autumnal scene. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally smart, with some light rubbing only. Internally, very firmly bound. Binder's stamp of 'Galt and Co'to front pastedown. Pages are verybright and clean, with virtually no spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Hesperides: The Poems and Other Remains of Robert Herrick Now First Collected. [2 vols]

      London: John Russell Smith, 1869. Both volumes bound in blue leather with gilt stamped decoratioins to boards, outer board edges, along pastedown edges, and to spines. Raised bands on spines. Gilt to head of pages; other edges untrimmed. Marbled endpages. Some pages are unopened. Some darkening to spines, Some foxing to frontispiece in volume one. Ex libris plate to front pastedown of both bolumes.. First Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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        TRAVELS IN CENTRAL AFRICA, AND EXPLORATIONS OF THE WESTERN NILE TRIBUTARIES

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1869. 2 volumes. First Edition. VERY RARE. Profusely illustrated in each volume with many engraved illustrations within the text plus a frontispiece plate to each volume and 8 additional full-page plates and two maps on fold-out plates. 8vo, in handsome contemporary bindings of three quarter dark green calf and green green cloth. Upper covers with gilt crest of the Library of Parliament, spine with gilt decorated raised bands and lines in both gilt and blind, one compartment lettered in gilt and one with gilt crest of the Library of Parliament, also with red morocco labels lettered in gilt in one upper compartment on each volume, marbled endpapers and edges. xx, 331, folding map; [xv], [272], folding map. A handsome set in very good condition. The bindings are sound and sturdy and internally the paper is fresh and remarkably clean with the typically found foxing being present only on the prelims and much less so than would be commonly found. Bindings with some minor expected age wear to the calf but withal still very well presented. EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND IMPORTANT WORK. Very few sets of this work are ever encountered for sale or in extant collections. ‘Petherick was a well known Welsh traveler in East Central Africa where he had adopted the profession of mining engineer. In 1845 he entered the service of Mehemet Ali, and was employed in examining Upper Egypt, Nubia, the Red Sea coast and Kordofan in an unsuccessful search for coal. In 1848 he left the Egyptian service and established himself at El Obeid as a trader and was, at the same time made British Consul for the Sudan. In 1853 he removed to Khartoum and became an ivory trader. He traveled extensively in the Bahr-el-Ghazal region, then almost unknown, exploring the Jur, Yalo and other affluents of the Ghazal and in 1858 he penetrated the Niam-Niam country. Petherick’s additions to the knowledge of natural history were considerable, being responsible for the discovery of a number of new species. In 1859 he returned to England where he became acquainted with John Speke, then arranging for an expedition to discover the source of the Nile. He returned to Sudan as consul in 1861 with his new wife by his side and was entrusted with a mission by the Royal Geographic Society to convey to Gondokoro relief stores for Captains Speke and Grant. He beat them to the meeting point and so dispatched a native force to proceed south to be in touch with the absentees. With Mrs. Petherick, he undertook another journey in the Bahr-el-Ghazal, making important collections of plants and fishes and returned in February 1863, four days after the arrival of Speke and Grant. These rare volumes describe their important expedition exploring the Nile Tributaries and describe in detail the details of the Speke controversy.’ Copies of the work are of great rarity and almost never encountered by the collector.

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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.. Fifth edition, (tenth thousand). 8vo. (xxiv), 596, 32 pp. Publisher's green cloth, gilt lettered to spine. The cloth to the head and foot of the spine and the top of both joints worn, the binding remains entirely sound nonetheless, a tear without loss to the upper margins of pp. 425-428 towards the gutter. A decent, unsophisticated copy. Freeman 387, binding variant a. First published 1859.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. With... illustrations by John Tenniel.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1869.. Fourteenth thousand (sixth edition), 8vo, (x), 192 pp. Frontispiece and 41 illustrations, some light mostly marginal foxing. Recent maroon half calf, a.e.g., gilt spine with playing card, Mad Hatter and White Rabbit tools, very good. Williams, Madan & Green A46d.

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        [Alice's Adventures in Wonderland] Alice's Abentener in Wunderland

      London: Macmillan und Comp.,, 1869. Ueberstezt von Antonie Zimmermann. Mit zweiundvierzig Illustrationen von John Tenniel. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine, pictorial roundels, and triple-line borders to boards gilt, brown coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Frontispiece and 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. Spine rolled and toned, corners bumped, cloth a little rubbed, foxing to contents. A very good copy. First German language edition, originally published in English in 1866.

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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. . Fifth edition, (tenth thousand). 8vo. (xxiv), 596, 32 pp. Publisher's green cloth, gilt lettered to spine. The cloth to the head and foot of the spine and the top of both joints worn, the binding remains entirely sound nonetheless, a tear without loss to the upper margins of pp. 425-428 towards the gutter. A decent, unsophisticated copy. Freeman 387, binding variant a. First published 1859.

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        The PRINCESS Of The MOON. A Confederate Fairy Story

      Warrenton, VA:: [Printed at The Sun Book and Job Office, Baltimore, Md],. 1869.. 12mo. 5-7/8" x 4-1/2". 1st edition (Wright II, 1966). INSCRIBED PRESENTATION copy from Ives to one Becky Williams, dated 1870. 72 pp.. Original publisher's fine-weave terra-cotta cloth binding, with gilt stamped title lettering to front board.. General wear & soiling to binding, with some cloth loss to spine ends. & a cloth split developing along the lower portion of the front. joint. An About VG copy.. An relatively scarce juvenile, with strong fantasy elements ("I am the Fairy of the Moon," said she, "and having witnessed your grief I desire to serve you. What would you have?"), though the bias of the Confederate authoress, and her obvious wish the war had ended differently, is clearly discernable to any adult reader. OCLC records 3 institutional holdings, though we find additional copies at Yale, UVa & AAS. . Frontispiece, engraved by Torsch. Head- tailpieces.

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        Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute, 1868-1872

      Wellington,: James Hughes, 1869-, 1873.. Five volumes, quarto, illustrations and plates, many folding and in colour; a handsome set finely bound in scarlet morocco, gilt, gilt arms on upper boards, all edges gilt. A finely-bound set of the Transactions of the New Zealand Institute: a comprehensive record of the scientific endeavours undertaken in New Zealand in the years 1868-1872.The New Zealand Institute, now known as the Royal Society of New Zealand, evolved from the unification of five regional scientific organisations from Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury, Otago and Westland. Established under an Act of Parliament with a government grant of £500, the Institute provided a coordinated means of scientific communication through its publication of the Transactions. The editor was James Hector, a pioneer explorer, geologist and natural scientist, who held the post of manager of the institute for thirty-five years following its inception.This collection represents the first five years of the institute's proceedings. The scope of the subjects covered is staggering and reflects the vigour and richness of scientific and intellectual life in this small community at the time, which was especially enriched by the participation in rigorous scientific debates by enthusiastic and learned amateurs as well as academics and professionals. As well as every possible scientific field, the Transactions are particularly rich in information about the Maori people.This is a most attractive set of this important publication.Bagnall, 4063.

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        Mississippi Manual of Legal and Business Forms: Containing Forms

      1869. Webb, G[eorge] F. [b.1818]. Power, J[ohn] L[ogan] [1834-1901]. Mississippi Manual of Legal and Business Forms: Containing Forms for Justices of the Peace, County Officers, Attorneys and Professional and Business Men Generally, In the State of Mississippi. To Which is Added a Directory of the Several Courts, Post Offices, Stamp Duties, Postal Rates, Fees and Salaries of Public Officers, Election and Population Statistics, And Other Data Useful to the Public and Private Citizen. Jackson: Clarion Steam Job and Book Printing Establishment and Book Bindery, 1869. 144 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Original quarter-cloth over printed paper boards. Moderate rubbing and a few small stains to boards, most of cloth removed from spine, board secure, hinges intact. Some toning, light browning in a few places. Early penciled annotations and signatures to endleaves (Henry C. Myers of Holly Springs, Mississippi), interior otherwise clean. * First edition. This guide is interesting for its wide range of information relating to Reconstruction. Its "Miscellaneous Business Forms" include a sharecropping contract and a contract for wages that incorporates Mississippi's Black Codes, which permitted the employer "to establish such rules and regulations for the government of his plantation or premises, as he may deem proper" (91). Other sections list the approximate values [by year] of Confederate currency in gold and tables showing the vote on the Constitution of 1868. Aspects of daily life at this time is evident in the other sections, which list postal rates, stamp duties, currency tables for greenbacks, gold fluctuations in New York from January 1862 to April 1865, a 'Vocabulary of Technical Terms,' locations and terms of courts, railroads in Mississippi (with distances between stations), a list of post offices and other data. Second and third editions were printed in 1869, the third edition was re-issued in 1870. All are very scarce. OCLC locates one copy of the first edition in North American, none in law schools. One other copy located at the Library of Congress. Not in Sabin or the Harvard Law Catalogue.

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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'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's binding. During this period, Routledge published similar works including: Foggerty's Fairy And Other Tales, Fairy Tales of the Countess D'Aulnoy, also translated By J.R. Planche, & Oriental Fairy Tales, or Fancy'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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        Reminiscences of Twelve Years Residence in Tasmania and New South Wales; Norfolk Island and Moreton Bay; Calcutta, Madras, and Cape Town; The United States of America; and the Canadas

      Malvern - The Advertiser Office, 1869 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of thisfascinating account of the life and travels of a singular character. The rare Malvern imprint. With a frontispiece and several further plates, one folding vista. Binders label of W. Bone and Son, London, to rear pastedown. Thomas Atkins (b. 1808). He was unable to secure a fixed congregation or regular ordination and, on the recommendation of the London Missionary Society, was appointed chaplain at Norfolk Island in February 1836 as no Anglican clergyman could be obtained. Atkins reached the penal settlement in November, left next January and resigned in April. In 1859 Atkins had published in England an account of his colonial experiences, The Wanderings of the Clerical Eulysses 'written in three months while engaged on open-air preaching at Manchester several times a week and dependent on his literary labour for the means of subsistence'. Ten years later this book, slightly amended and with a new section on North America, reappeared as Reminiscences of Twelve Years' Residence in Tasmania and New South Wales; Norfolk Island and Moreton Bay; Calcutta, Madras and Cape Town; the United States of America; and the Canadas. ADBCondition: In original cloth binding. Externally sound, a little rubbed with wear to the head of the spine and one or two marks. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean throughout. Library label to front pastedown and ink library stamps throughout. Overall: GOOD.

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        [BENT'S FORT, COLORADO TERRITORY]

      [Bent's Fort in southeastern Colorado. ca. 1869].. Pencil on buff paper, 10 5/8 x 14 3/4 inches. Inscribed in pencil in the lower right corner: "Bent's Fort. Arkansas River. Colorado Ter. July 13th 186[?]. This trading post built in 1832. Now used as a S.O.M. + Ex station." A modern penciled inventory no. on reverse: "WCA-2800 (b)." Signed with an interlocking JFK monogram, lower right image (at the edge of the grass). Two short closed tears at the extreme edges, and a tiny chip in the lower right corner, not affecting the image. Archival matting. Excellent displayable condition. A very fine and finished pencil drawing of Bent's Fort, on the Arkansas River in southeastern Colorado Territory, one of the very few images of this legendary western fort, once the center of the fur trading empire built by brothers George and William Bent. It depicts the once important trading post during its last commercial phase, as a stagecoach station for the Barlow-Sanderson Overland Mail & Express Company on the route from Kansas City to Santa Fe. The surviving structures of the adobe stronghold are seen in a deteriorating state, barnyard animals roaming the grounds, the walls and gates falling, tended by a lone agent. It is possibly the last image of the original Bent's Fort, of which few images survive in any form. Bent's Fort was constructed in 1833 by Bent, St. Vrain & Company, the largest fur trading and commercial firm in the Southwest. The company developed a complex business network as part of the Santa Fe trade, selling blankets from New Mexico and buffalo robes from the Plains, driving Mexican sheep through to Missouri, trading in horses and mules, and trading goods to Indians. Just on the American side of the then boundary with Mexico, it was in a perfect location to serve as a trade nexus. At the same time it served as a base for U.S. government exploring and military expeditions such as those of Kearny, Dodge, Fremont, and Abert. With the end of the Mexican-American War and the American annexation of New Mexico, the fort lost its strategic significance, and the proprietors were struck a serious blow when the senior partner, Charles Bent, the provisional American governor of New Mexico, was murdered in Taos in 1847. In 1849 his brother, William Bent, offered to sell the fort to the United States, but, perceiving the government's very low counter-offer as an insult, he set fire to his stores of gun powder, destroying many of the buildings, and abandoned the fort. From 1849 through 1861, Bent's Fort was unoccupied and allowed to deteriorate. Barlow-Sanderson operated the stagecoach station from 1861 until 1881, after which settlers in the region began cutting away adobe from the fort for use in their own buildings. An Arkansas River flood in 1921 completed the destruction of the few remaining ruins. Bent's Fort has since been reconstructed on its original foundations by the National Park Service and designated a National Historic Site. Very few images of Bent's Fort survive, despite its key role in the Santa Fe and fur trades at their height. A detailed plan and view of the fort in James W. Abert's report of his 1845 western expedition are the best known depictions of the fort, and these, along with the archeological evidence, provided the basis for the Park Service reconstruction. It has been suggested that the monogram in the lower corner of this picture is that of John Frederick Kensett, a leading painter of the Hudson River School and an artist skilled in small pencil drawings, learned in his career as an engraver. Kensett made on-the- spot sketches of the Fort during his 1870 trip to Colorado Territory with fellow Hudson River School painters Worthington Whittredge and Sanford Robinson Gifford. Only four of the pencil sketches absolutely identifiable as by Kensett survive from this Colorado trip, and we make no attribution of the present drawing. This very fine drawing of Bent's Fort is unrecorded in the ART INVENTORIES CATALOG of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, unknown to the archivist at Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, and unpublished. One of the few depictions of a major historic landmark of the West, the drawing is a significant addition to the art history of Colorado. Howard R. Lamar, ed., NEW ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE AMERICAN WEST (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1998) pp.91, 93. WHO WAS WHO IN AMERICAN ART, 1564-1975 (Madison, Ct.: Soundview Press, 1999) II, p.1825. Jackson W. Moore, BENT'S OLD FORT. AN ARCHEOLOGICAL STUDY ([Np]: State Historical Society of Colorado, 1973) passim. Patricia Trenton & Peter H. Hassrick, THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS. A VISION FOR ARTISTS IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1983), pp.210-22.

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        [Alice's Adventures in Wonderland] Aventures D'Alice au Pays des Merveilles

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1869. Traduit de l'Anglais par Henri Bué. Ouvrage Illustré de 42 Vignettes par John Tenniel. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine, pictorial roundels and triple line borders to boards gilt, green coated endpapers, top edge gilt. Frontispiece and 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. Spine toned, cloth rubbed and a little spotted, wear to corners, contents faintly toned with occasional spotting. A very good copy. First French language edition, originally published in English in 1866.

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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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        Culture and Anarchy: An Essay in Political and Social Criticism

      London - Smith, Elder and Co., 1869 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of Arnold's major discourse on social reform and the place of anarchy within modern culture. Between 1867 and 1869Arnold wrote Culture and Anarchy, famous for the term he popularised for the middle class of the English Victorian era population: Philistines, a word which derives its modern cultural meaning (in English - the German-language usage was well established) from him. Culture and Anarchy is also famous for its popularization of the phrase sweetness and light, first coined by Jonathan Swift. According to his view advanced in the book, Culture [. . . ] is a study of perfection. He further wrote that: [Culture] seeks to do away with classes; to make the best that has been thought and known in the world current everywhere; to make all men live in an atmosphere of sweetness and light [. . . ]. His often quoted phrase [culture is] the best which has been thought and said comes from the Preface to Culture and Anarchy. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally sound, with some wear to the spine and some bumping to the corners. Boards slightly rubbed, with some marks. Internally, firmly bound. Front hinge strained, but firm. Bookplate of Royal Artillery Library to front pastedown. Pages are mainly clean, with just the odd spot. Overall: GOOD..

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        Histoire de Calife le Pecheur et du Calife Haroun Er-Rechid Conte Inedit des Mille et Une Nuits Texte Turc Accompagne de Notes Explicatives et de la Traduction Francaise en Regard

      Jerusalem: Typographie de Terre Sainte. 1869. First Edition, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in brown ink, "A mon ami/ Le conte du [Nouilly?]/ un [illegible] sympathetic et un souvenir se son [illegible]/ Clermont-Ganneau." 8vo; 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"; 128pp. incl. preface; 19th-century 3/4 teal morocco and marbled paper, in multiple blues, red, and white, over boards; raised spine with six panels, with title and author stamped in gilt, teg; later marbled pastedowns in black, cream, red, and green; elaborate woodcuts on half-title, dedication, and title pages; bilingual text (French and Arabic) printed inside woodcut borders; green silk ribbon present and in fine condition. Light scuffing to boards and hinges, corners bumped, light shelf wear; pastedown and initial leaves browning, with the signature causing a faint bleaching effect on subsequent leaf; inner leaves all very good+, overall about very good. & An incredibly rare and interesting bilingual edition of an excerpt from A THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS, translated from Arabic to French by Charles Simon Clermont-Ganneau (1846-1923), then a young translator for the French consul of Jerusalem (note the imprimateur). But Clermont-Ganneau was also a budding scholar, soon to become an eminent French orientalist and biblical archeologist of great renown. He was famously involved in attempts to locate the lost royal sepulchers of Israel&#39;s kings, particularly King David; and made intensive studies of the land now known as Akrabittine (Aqrabah), mentioned in the Bible as being at the southern boundary of the Promised Land. He is credited with uncovering the inscription of the The Moabite Stone (now in the Louvre, Paris), one of the greatest Biblical discoveries of modern times. Clermont- Ganneau&#39;s most famous work was the 8 volume Recueil d&#39;Archeologie Orientale, published in 8 volumes between 1885 and 1924. The present book, written many years before his rise to fame, offers a page by page translation of the Tale of Calife the Fisherman. Rlin locates only Univ. of Chicago copy. References deleted as they contain web addresses. <br>See an <A HREF= http://www.bookrouter.com/im/juvelisbks/2331.jpg >Image.</A><br>

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        City of Houston, Harris Co., Texas

      Philadelphia?: W.E. Wood, 1869. A RECORD OF HOUSTON&#39;S PROUD EMERGENCE FROM WAR AND PESTILENCE--THE RARE AND FAMOUS 1869 SURVEY BY CITY ENGINEER W.E. WOOD Lithograph Sheet size: 67" x 58 1/2" . Book.

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        The Academy A Monthly Record of Literature, Learning, Science, and Art VOLUMES 1-51

      London, UK: John Murray Ltd., 1869. First Edition . Hardcover. Fair. Size=9"x11. (full book description) John Murray Ltd., London, UK, 1869. 1st Ed. (U.K.) Fair, Hard Cover, DJ Not Issued. Size=9"x11", Volumes 1-51 (1870-1897). Conditions range from Poor to VERY Good+. All are EX-Library copies. A few have cover detached, but are present, one volume has spine cover missing. Many have leather spines, others have full black cloth. Some texts slightly age toned and are in VG to VG+. SCARCE outside of College and University Library holdings. Its publication continued up to 1902 as a weekly. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

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        SOUVENIRS DE 1869 (PHOTO ALBUM OF ARCHITECTURAL AND LANDSCAPE ALBUMEN PRINTS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND EUROPE)

      Good+. 1869. Hardcover. Original 1869 bound photo album. Elephant folio, 20" x 15". Contains 98 albumen prints. More than half of them are approximately 14"x10". Most are of architecture, churches, city or landscape. There are a few of famous art pieces. Images are of Great Britain and Europe. .

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        Indiana In the War of the Rebellion. INSCRIBED

      Indianapolis: Douglass & Conner, 1869., 1869. Thick 8vo. xviii, 372 pp. Original green cloth stamped in gilt. INSCRIBED by the author on a special "Executive Department of Indiana, Adjutant Generals&#39; Office" plate affixed to the front pastedown: "Indianapolis 17 July 1869, To General H. B. Carrington, . . with compliments of W. H. H. Terrell." Henry Beebee Carrington served as Colonel and Brigadier General in the Union Army. He is best known for his role in the Fetterman Massacre, and also for his zealous pursuit of northerners disloyal to the Union. Light edge wear, some spinal darkening, scattered foxing else tight, very good plus.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

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

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

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