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

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

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        The Highlands of the Brazil.

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

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        The Malay Archipelago:

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

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

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

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

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

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        Phantasmagoria And Other Poems.

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

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        Autograph letter signed ("G Flaubert) to "Mon cher ami," most likely the distinguished Russian author Ivan Turgenev

      - One-page. Octavo. Croisset, Wednesday March 17, [?1869]. In black ink on blue-gray paper. Flaubert reminds his "dear friend" of a promise to meet him in Paris the week after Easter. With round blindstamp to upper portion "Collection [Pauline] Viardot."Slightly worn; minor browning to edges; several very small edge tears; small ink stain to blank right margin; small ink blot to one word; autograph correction to one word; small tape repair to central fold at verso; creased at folds and slightly overall. Flaubert (1821-1880) and Turgenev (1818-1883) were close friends. Flaubert, author of Madame Bovary, was known for his meticulous attention to style and aesthetics; Turgenev's novel, Fathers and Sons, is considered to be one of the most important works of Russian fiction. Pauline Viardot (1821-1910), was a noted mezzo-soprano and composer with whom Turgenev fell in love in 1843. He lived in close proximity to Viardot and her family for the rest of his life, and bequeathed his papers to her upon his death.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Memoirs of Service Afloat, During the War Between the States

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Chapman's Sectional Map of Wisconsin.

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

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

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

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        Barba- Blu Opera buffa in tre atti

      Tipografia del progresso, NAPOLI 1869 - ITALIANO Libretto d'opera, la copertina in carta presenta aloni e pieghe, le pagine si presentano ingiallite con fioriture non rifilate con frammenti mancanti ai margini, visibile una firma nella parte alta del piatto, trad. di Federico Mastriani

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        The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims' 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

      American Publishing Company, Hartford 1869 - Xviii, 19- 651 Pp.Brown Cloth, Gilt. Scarce First Issue With All First Issue Points: American Publishing Company On Spine And At Top Of Publisher's Info On Title Page; 1869 Date On Title And Copyright Pages; No Illustration Of Napoleon Iii On P. 129; Missing Page Numbers In Table Of Contents; P. 643 Shows "Chapter Xli"; Text Ends P. 651 Followed By 5 Pages Of Ads With Personal History" On 3Rd Page Of Ads. Original Embossed Brown Cloth Covers With Original Spine With Gilt Lettering And Design, Gilt Present, Bright And Clear, But Not Entirely Brilliant, Professionally And Attractively Re-Backed In 2010 By Heritage Bindery Using The Original Boards And Backstrip From This Copy, Laying Down The Spine Over New Cloth With Some Minor Professional Repairs To The Edges. Small Triangular Loss Of Original Cloth At Bottom Of Spine, Also A Little At The Top, With Resulting Loss Of A Small Amount Of The Original Gilt Border At Top And Bottom Of Spine. New Brown Endpapers. Very Solid, Very Attractively Restored. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hohlweg bei St. Jorgensberg und Husby Loch Kohle.

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

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        Recherches sur la faune de Madagascar et de ses dépendances, d'apres les découvertes de Fr. P. C. Pollen et D. van Dam. 5me partie, 1re livraison, insectes [AND] 2me livraison, crustacés et echinodermes [AND] 3me livraison, mollusques de Madagascar et de ses dépendances. [The complete 5th part on invertebrates].

      - Leyde [Leiden], E. J. Brill, 1869-1877. 4to (23.1 x 22.9 cm). Two title pages to the 5th part, two half-titles to the 5th parts; half-titles to each installment; 127 pp. [I: 23; II: (i), 58; (i) 44], 18 lithographed plates [I: 2 (double suite - 2nd plates not counted); II: 10 (one double-sized); III: 6], of which 8 finely hand-coloured. Contemporary polished half calf over marbled boards. Spine with four raised, gilt-patterned bands and two red morocco labels with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Original printed wrappers bound in.l Rare complete part of the invertebrate zoology of Pollen and Van Dam's travels, dealing with the insects, crustaceans, echinoderms and molluscs, with three examples of original artwork by John Gerrard Keulemans. The insects (published in 1869) are by the Dutch entomologist Samuel Constantinus Snellen van Vollenhoven (1816-1880) and the Belgian entomologist and ornithologist Baron Edmond de Sélys Longchamps (1813-1900). Snellen described new species of Coleoptera, Orthoptera, Lepidoptera, and Hemiptera; Deslongchamps a new genus and two new species of Odonata. The Crustacea and Echinodermata are by C. K. Hoffmann (published in 1874), and include species from Réunion. The plates are not coloured in this part. Finally, the Mollusca of Madagascar and Réunion are treated by J. G. de Man (1877). Included are marine, freshwater and terrestrial species, with beautifully coloured plates. The original printed front wrappers of all three sections, and the rear wrapper of the Insecta - with the printed prospectus - are bound in in the rear. The wrapper edge of the Mollusca is reinforced with Japanese paper. The front pastedown has two bookplates: the armorial bookplate of C. J. Koldewey, co-author of "Feathers to brush. The Victorian bird artist John Gerrard Keulemans 1842-1912" (published in 1982), and the small, oval bookplate of J. C. Puls, "Pharmacien & Droguiste" in Gand, Belgium. The two insect plates, with colourful beetles and butterflies, are double; on the first, two original drawings by the great Dutch-British zoology illustrator Keulemans are tipped in, on the second, one original butterfly plate is tipped in. It is very rare to see original artwork by Keulemans. A few scattered spots. Slight damage to the front board top corner. In all, a truly exceptional copy of this rare publication. Horn-Schenkling II(IV), p. 346; Nissen ZBI, 3215 (under Pollen). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

      2nd ed Macmillan London 1869 - Crown8vo, frontispiece, xix, 312; frontispiece, [vi], 341, [2] p. Five maps and 27 wood engravings; four maps plus one in the text and 25 wood engravings, all complete. Original green blind-stamped cloth, lettered and decorated gilt with a bird on the backstrips and an ape on the upper covers, brown endpapers. Volume I has shallow frays to the head and tail of the backstrip and the paper on the hinges is cracked, Volume II has a 2" split in the cloth of the upper joint, shallow frays to the head and tail of the backstrip, the paper on the hinges is cracked, both volumes have a bold name 'Strouwelle' on the ffeps and the half-titles, those on the half-tiltes have been partly bleached otherwise a VG set complete with all maps and illustrations called for. Second edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Villa Schönow. Eine Erzählung.

      205 Seiten, OHLeinen (Rücken ausgeblichen), 2. Auflage, Lesebändchen, auf Vorsatz farbiges Exlibris von Ernst Liebermann (1869-1960, In der Endphase des Zweiten Weltkriegs nahm ihn Hitler im August 1944 in die Gottbegnadeten-Liste der in seinen Augen wichtigsten Maler auf), Kanten trotz Lederschutzecken etwas bestossen. Wenige Bleistiftunterstreichungen. Mit handschriftlicher Widmung von Raabe an Karl Koetschau, datiert, signiert. Gutes, zeitgemäßes Exemplar. Selten. Rare. Good copy. Handsigned by the author.

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        Auf dem Karlsplatze. Nie gehörtes! Noch nie gesehenes! Die weltberühmte Mundkünstlerin. Alle bis jetzt gesehenen merkwürdigen Naturwunder werden übertroffen durch die einzig in der Welt dastehende Mundkünstlerin welche die Ehre haben wird, ihre Produktion das erste Mal in München zu zeigen.

      München, Deschler, 1869 oder 1870. Anschlagzettel mit kl. Holzschnitt, die "Mundkünstlerin" darstellend. Blattgr: 42 x 15,5 cm. Die namentlich nicht genannte, angeblich 25jährige Frau war ohne Arme und Beine geboren, konnte aber mit dem Mund erstaunlich präzise "Hand"arbeiten wie Nähen, Sticken, Häkeln, Perlarbeiten ausführen und "sogar die schwierigsten Muster mit der Scheere im Munde ausschneiden, die feinste Nadel einfädeln und den Knopf mit der Zunge machen". - Es muss sich bei der "Mundkünstlerin" um Gottliebe Bennona Schröder (1849-1918) handeln, auch wenn die Altersangabe auf dem Zettel vom tatsächlichen Alter abweicht. Von 1866 bis 1890er Jahre zog Gottliebe mit einem Schausteller, der sie in ihrem thüringischen Geburtsort Irchwitz entdeckt hatte, über die verschiedensten Jahrmärkte und Messen in Deutschland,

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        Handatlas über alle Theile der Erde und über das Weltgebäude. Vollständige Ausgabe in 84 Karten. Erste Ausgabe 1817 - Jubelausgabe 1867.

      Gotha Perthes 1869 - Innentitel (1) u. Tit. m. Inhaltsverzeichnis, 84 gest. altkol. Karten ( 9 Karten lithogr., Tit.- Bl. u. Tit. m. Inhaltsv. = 1 Bl.), querfolio, Ganzlederband der Zeit. Mit goldgeprägtem Titel auf dem Vorderdeckel. Espenhorst, H 5.2 - Innentitel 3 ( S. 76 ) = Adolf Stieler s Handatlas , Vollständige Ausgabe in 84 Karten,1868 m. Inhaltsverz. - Die Karten nahezu einwandfrei, nur ganz vereinzelt minimal fleckig und angestaubt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims' 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: American Publishing Company, 1869. First Edition, First Issue. Brown Cloth. Very Good. 9 1/16" Tall. Two Hundred and Thirty-Four Illustrations. 1st Printing Xviii, 19- 651 Pp.Brown Cloth, Gilt. Scarce First Issue With All First Issue Points: American Publishing Company On Spine And At Top Of Publisher's Info On Title Page; 1869 Date On Title And Copyright Pages; No Illustration Of Napoleon Iii On P. 129; Missing Page Numbers In Table Of Contents; P. 643 Shows "Chapter Xli"; Text Ends P. 651 Followed By 5 Pages Of Ads With Personal History" On 3Rd Page Of Ads. Original Embossed Brown Cloth Covers With Original Spine With Gilt Lettering And Design, Gilt Present, Bright And Clear, But Not Entirely Brilliant, Professionally And Attractively Re-Backed In 2010 By Heritage Bindery Using The Original Boards And Backstrip From This Copy, Laying Down The Spine Over New Cloth With Some Minor Professional Repairs To The Edges. Small Triangular Loss Of Original Cloth At Bottom Of Spine, Also A Little At The Top, With Resulting Loss Of A Small Amount Of The Original Gilt Border At Top And Bottom Of Spine. New Brown Endpapers. Very Solid, Very Attractively Restored.

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        On The Origin Of Species By Means Of Natural Selection, Or The Preservation Of Favored Races In The Struggle For Life (Revised Fourth Edition With Changes Shown For Fifth Edition)

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1869. New Edition Revised and Augmented. Brown Pebbled Cloth, Gilt. Near Fine. Folding Chart. 116 Pp, 116* - 121*, 117-425; 426-432 [Supplement]; 443-440; 2 Pp Ads At Rear. "A New Edition Revised And Augmented By The Author" Containing The Entire Fourth British Edition, With Additions And Corrections From The 1869 British Fifth Edition Added As Asterisked Pages And In A Supplement At End, Indicating Corrections/Insertions To Be Made Throughout The Fourth Edition To Update It To The Fifth Edition. Catalog At End, Beginning With Page 2, No Page One But Apparently As Bound And Issued [Perhaps To Remove A Now Obsolete Listing For The Fourth Edition Of This Work?], Continuing With P. 3. Original Pebbled Brown Cloth Covers With No Wear, No Fraying Or Tears, Evenly Colored, Gilt Bright But Now With Some Reddish Toning, Original Yellow Endpapers With Solid Hinges, Pages Square And Crisp. Previous Owner's Signature, "G (?) A. Hadley, Sep 20Th 1869" In Pencil On Front Endpaper (Possible Dr. George A. Hadley Of Chicago, Who Also Had An 1871 Descent Of Man With His February 187 Ownership Signature), One Other Pencil Marginal Word In Same Hand, No Other Marks, No Bookplates. Very Light Dampstaining Along Part Of Foredge Of Pages And Endpapers, Wider And Intruding A Little Into Page Block On About 100 Pages Near Center Of Book, 2 1/2" X 1/2" To 1 1/2" Damp Spot On Top Edge Of Pages Near Foredge, Small Losses Along Foredge Of Front Yellow Endpaper, Rear Yellow Endpapers Partly Adhering And Have Not Been Separated. A Scarce Edition, Apparently Issued For A Short Time Prior To The Regular 1870 American Printing Of The Fifth British Edition; Darwin Online Shows 440 Pp., But States Same As 1863-1868 Editions And Makes No Mention Of The Asterisked Pages Or The Supplement For The Fifth Edition.

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        THE CRUISE OF THE GALATEA Captain H.R.H. The Duke Of Edinburgh

      W.H.Allen and Co., London 1869 - Rebound in 3/4 leather with leather corners,blue marbled covers,in mint condition;gold titles and stamps to spine.Fine binding.New paste downs and prelims.Block is tight and sound,nice clean copy.No names or stamps.Full page coloured plates (24) and sketches.large folding map at rear.24 pages of publishers advertising at rear. An account of the Duke of Edinburgh's visit to Australia, with extensive descriptions of events in Sydney, Tasmania, Melbourne, New South Wales, and South Australia, as well as the trip from Rio to the Cape of Good Hope. Describes the attempted murder of the Duke at Clontarf, Middle Harbour, Sydney, by O'Farrell, a Fenian sympathizer. The colored lithograph views are particularly handsome and show the settlement of Edinburgh on Tristan d'Acunha, the farewell salute at Gibraltar, hunting an elephant in Africa, the arrival of the Galatea at Sydney, and others. They were going to Hawaii, but changed plans. The party returned home via Cape Horn. Scarce, copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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        Colton's New Railroad and County Map of the United States, Canadas, & c.

      New York: G. W. & C. B. Colton & Co, 1869. Good +. Map of the United States as far west as Kansas, with inset "Colton's Map of the United States Showing the Proposed Railroad Routes To The Pacific Ocean", and inset "Southern Part Of Florida". The map showing Indian Territory which today consists of the eastern part of Wyoming (territory 1868), Colorado (territory 1861) and Montana (territory in 1864). The projected railroad routes for the Southern Pacific, Atlantic Pacific, and the Northern Pacific are shown, and each county is colored. 12mo (4 x 6 1/4"), folded into original dark brown stamped cloth covers, with title in gilt at front board. Ads on inside front cover. Numerous short cracks at map folds. Bright gold gilt embossed title at front cover which is detached, the cloth at spine is perished.

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

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

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        Die Alchemie, das ist die Lehre von den grossen Geheim-Mitteln der Alchemisten und den Speculationen, welche man an sie knüpfte. Ein Buch, welches zunächst für Aerzte geschrieben ist, zugleich aber auch jedem gebildeten Denker geboten wird.

      Bonn, Selbstverlag 1869, - in-4to, (27,5:20 cm), V S., 570 Sp. Späterer Hprgt. mit eingeb. Or.-Umschlag, goldgepr. Rtit., gering berieben, hinteres Gelenk gering Halb-Prgmt über Original-Broschur. Erste Ausgabe. "Das merkwürdige Werk ist im Antiquariat wenig bekannt. Es behandelt Alchemie, Zahlenphilosophie, Kosmogenese bei den Indern, Ägyptern, Juden, Griechen" (Rosenthal). - Gleichmäßig gebräunt u. etwas stockfleckig, Vorsatz mit Namensstempel.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Ackermann IV, 112; Du Prel 128; Rosenthal 509. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        William Makepeace Thackery - 20 Vols.

      1869. Smith, Elder & Co. Boards, endpages and foredges have a brown spotted pattern; boards have burgundy corners and spine with gold lettering, some worn to illegibility. Previous owner's bookplate on front endpages. Bindings in poor condition with separated hinges, disintegrating spines Text throughout is clean and unmarked.

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