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        PHANTASMAGORIA and Other Poems

      1869. London: Macmillan and Co., 1869. Original royal blue cloth decorated in gilt, all page edges gilt. First Edition of this early volume of verse, published just four years after ALICE. The volume consists of 13 amusing poems in Part I, and 13 serious poems in Part II.~The title-poem... is well adapted to remove all fear of ghosts from nervous people, by representing that it is no pleasure at all to the ghosts to howl on battlements on wet nights, or to clank chains... The word Phantasmagoria was invented in 1802, and seems to mean a Gathering of Ghosts [WM&G].~This copy is of the second (and most-frequently-seen) of three issues: the first (600 copies?) makes no mention of "Author of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" on the title page, the second (as here -- 1000 copies) does, and the third is the same as the second except that the final leaf verso (here blank) has ads. Condition is very good-plus: as usual the spine is darkened to a navy blue, there is minor wear at the head of the spine, and the front (original brown) endpaper is slightly cracked. Williams Madan & Green 69.

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        Atlas of Windham County, Vermont

      New York: F.W. Beers, A.D. Ellis & G.G. Soule, 1869 1st edition. Good HC, no DJ. Light brown cloth over boards backed with black morocco leather; gilt stamped titles on front cover. Scuffed covers with few stains; edge wear at cover fore edges; spine leather splitting at joints; weakened at hinges but the whole remains securely bound; light foxing on end papers; clean interior but 1 map has small marginal note and small mark on map. All maps are color (hand colored by publisher). 4 unpaged leaves of lithograph plates at rear are black and white. Elephant folio, 43 pp (including unpaged sketches at rear). Note that the index indicates sketches on pp 40-48, but all leaves are printed recto only - 4 pp of sketches.

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        WATSON'S NEW MAP Of The WESTERN STATES, TERRITORIES MEXICO And CENTRAL AMERICA

      Published by Gaylord Watson, New York 1869 - Single sheet, folded, printed recto only. Hand-colored. Stunning, beautifully colored map of the western United States from Illinois and Mississippi west to the Pacific, with Mexico and a large inset of Central America. The states are basically in their final configuration [with Oklahoma still as Indian Territory], except the Dakotas are still one. The transcontinental railroad is shown, soon after its completion on May 10, 1869, as are other railroads both completed and proposed. Original full color including pale blue oceans, bright rose outline coloring. Vignettes at top of star, U.S. flag, and the new and old national seals. Inset text on rivers at top right. Inset of Central America at lower left. Two large engravings of ships. Map: 38" x 29-1/4". Case: 7" x 4-5/8" Map in nice condition, with most folds still intact. VG+. Case shows wear, with faded lettering to front cover. About VG. Map still housed in the original brown cloth publisher's case, with gilt stamped lettering to front cover. Yellow advert front paste-down 1st edition. Not in Wheat TRANSMISSIPPI, though see 1174 for an 1867 version. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Genera and Species of British Butterflies

      London, T. J. Jerrard [1869?]. Hard Cover. [2], xii, 66, 4 pages, 32 color plates, frontispiece; 28 cm. "The best methods of preserving butterflies and moths," pp. 1-4 of section 3. The Smithsonian seems to have a variant with text on p. [iii] not found in this copy. Very Good in gilt decorated boards, skillfully rebacked. Stock#OB1020.

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        De dieren, afgebeeld, beschreven en in hunne levenswijze geschetst. [ DRIE DELEN :] 1: Zoogdieren, 2: Vogels, 3: Kruipende dieren, visschen, ongewervelde dieren.

      - Leiden, D.Noothoven van Goor, z.j, 1869 en 1875. 26 x 19 cm. Gebonden. Hardcover. Met VELE litho's ALLE in KLEUR. Drie delen: XXXII, 556; X,555, III; XXII, 828, IV pag. GOEDE SET [ Animals / dieren Antiquarisch ] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("A Tennyson"), to an unknown recipient

      Blackdown, 1869. 1 p, bifolium, Farringford stationery. 12mo. Old folding creases, old mount adhesive to verso of integral blank and faint mat-toning. 1 p, bifolium, Farringford stationery. 12mo. Tennyson writes to request subscription to an un-named magazine. "Sir, I have pleasure in requesting you to put my name on the list of subscribers for a year to your magazine. I wish you all success and I have the honor to be your very obedient servant A Tennyson"

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        MÉMOIRE SUR LE VOL DES INSECTES ET DES OISEAUX [with] MÉMOIRE SUR LE VOL DES INSECTES ET DES OISEAUX [part 2]; [OFFPRINTS FROM ARTICLES IN: ANNALES DES SCIENCES NATUELLES, TOMES 12 & 15]

      [Paris: Laboratoire de Physiologie de M. Marey, 1869. First edition. 8vo., 151-252 pp., errata, 42 illustrations. [with] MÉMOIRE SUR LE VOL DES INSECTES ET DES OISEAUX. Paris: G. Masson, 1872. First edition. 8vo., (ii), 62 pp., 23 illustrations. The first part has occasional foxing, primarily at the foredge and blank margins,with a few pencil marks in the margins. A better than good copy. Newly bound in paper wrappers with label on front, and housed in a four-point cloth folder with label on spine. The second part has occasional foxing, and is partially unopened. Very good. Newly bound in paper wrappers with label on front, and housed in four-point cloth folder with label on spine. These two continuing parts constitute the foundational works for Marey's exhaustive study: PHYSIOLOGIE DU MOUVEMENT. LE VOL DES OISEAUX, published in 1890. These early studies exhibit his graphic notations of movement, which led to his use of chronophotographs and the advent of cinematography. The first part is INSCRIBED by Marey; the recipient's name has been cut from the top of the page; Marey's signature remains. WorldCat locates a single copy of the first offprint at the Universitat Leipzig. Four copies of the second offprint are located in German libraries.

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        Light Vessels at Ceylon: Two Manuscript Nautical Documents, being Memorandums Pertaining to the Temporary Light Houses at Great Basses Reef and Little Basses Rocks Off Southern Shores of the Island.

      Ceylon, 1869-1870 - The light vessels being the predecessors of the two permanent lighthouses of Ceylon fame, situated some fourteen kilometers apart off the coast of Yala National Park. Two folio documents: April 1869 double leaf true copy of a memorandum on winds and currents at Little Basses; April 1870 single leaf notice to sea captains announcing the temporary lighthouse near the Great Basses, issued by Colonial Secretary Henry Turner Irving (later Governor) and penned in a secretarial hand; both on blindstamped stationery of the United States Commercial Agency of Ceylon measuring approximately 20 x 32 cm. Slight age-toning, otherwise in very good condition, rare documents connected to two offshore lighthouses which are among the most famous in Asia. This fascinating and detailed manuscript lighthouse report, was made prior to the actual lighthouses having been constructed, by a sea captain who lived on the light ship anchored off the Ceylon southern shore for at least seven years, making important observations and providing light for navigators. The first document is an annual report by John Buchanan, master of the light vessel at Little Basses, describing seasonal wind and weather conditions, sea currents, tides, monsoons and storms, over the period of one year. The captain also describes steamships having difficulties making the passage to shore. This document being a true copy of the original made in April 1869 by Thomas Steele, Assistant Government Agent at Hambantota, who took a noteworthy interest in local antiquities and Sinhalese literature. [An admiralty notice based on Buchanan's memorandum, though slightly edited, was published in the London and China Telegraph, Vol. 12, May 16, 1870, and also in The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1870]. Excerpts from Buchanan's lightship memorandum: ". at Little Basses Rocks, Ceylon, during 13 months as observed from the Light Ship." "January [1869]. It would not be inaccurate to say that a strong current continues throughout January coming from the NNE from the Bay of Bengal setting S.S.W. Sea crossing very rough all the month. both wind and tide against them.difficult for ships to get to the Northeast. It would be well not to attempt to do so." "February. towards the end of the month the wind becomes much lighter. The northerly current also slacken. Occasionally in the month the Light Vessel swings. In 1868, however, she did not swing until April, while in the current year (1869) she swings in February. During the seven years I have been here, the SW monsoon has not hitherto set in regularly until from the 4th to the 10th of May. This year it has been steady at SW since April 6th. The present year is accordingly an exception to the rule." "I consider March one of our finest months at the Little Basses. 87º in the shade. Shipmasters going to any part of Burmah need have no cause for hesitation. " "May. the monsoon sets in strong and steady. much rain falls, and thunder and lightning. until about the 20th October." "June, July, August and September. the S.W. monsoon blows strong and steady. Notwithstanding the extreme difficulty I have been enabled (occasionally at much risk of life and property) to keep up a monthly communication with Pottana Bay [Pothana Bay], and thence by land with Galle." "November. much thunder and lightning. Floating bodies invariably I have observed, set right out to sea, S.S.W. ." "Summary. There are no regular tides. the N.E. monsoon. during five months without variation. Thus a steamer steering N.N.E., has not only to oppose a three-knot tide opposed to her, but the wind dead against her. some steamers barely make two miles an hour going to the north. When the sun goes to the northward of the Light Ship, there is no more N.E. monsoon. in the event of a vessel making Dondra Head when bound to Galle, which is not uncommon the Master should never attempt to beat to Galle, but recross the line." End Excerpts. "Notice to Mariners, Bay of Bengal. Temporary Lighth

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        STUDIEN ÜBER JÜDISCHE, INSONDERS JÜDISCHE-ARABISCHE RELIGIONSPHILOSOPHIE

      Wien, Herzfeld & Bauer. 1869. Hardcover. Original boards. 8vo. VI, 332 pages. 25 cm. First edition. Contains bookstamp of Rabbi Davin Schoenberger of Aachen (who served as chief rabbi of Aachen, Germany, from 1926 to 1938; he performed the marriage of Anne Frank's parents, as reported in his obituary in the New York Times, December 10, 1989) . In German, some Hebrew throughout. “Studies in Jewish and Jewish-Arabic Religious Philosophy. ' Extensive study of medieval Jewish religious philosophy; focuses on theological discussions, Aristotelianism, Maimonides, etc. Adolf Abraham Schmiedl (1821–1914) , “Austrian rabbi and scholar. Born at Prossnitz (Prostejov) , Moravia, Schmiedl served as rabbi in Gewitsch, Moravia (1846–49) ; then as Landesrabbiner at Teschen, Silesia (to 1852) and later at Bielitz (Bielsko) , Prosnitz, and Vienna. ” - 2008 EJ. Bound in original marbled boards. Subjects: Jewish philosophy. Philosophy, Medieval. Backstrip absent, light foxing throughout, corners of boards lightly bumped, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (GER-44-35) .

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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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        Werkzeugkunde zum Gebrauche für technische Lehranstalten, Eisenbahnen, Schiffbau u. Industrie Gewerbe, als Tischler, Drechsler, Fassbinder, Wagner, Zimmerleute, Modelleure & Mechaniker.

      Wien, Wurm & Schlögel 1869. - Imperial-Folio (36 x 56 cm). Farblithogr. Titel m. Goldauflage, 1081 Abb. auf 43 (dav. 25 farb.) lithograph. Tafeln und 1 doppelblattgr. farblithograph. Tafel (auf Leinen aufgezogen) [Textband fehlt]. OHalbleinenmappe m. aufgez., lithogr. Deckeltitel (wh. illustr. Titelbogen). Schließbänder abgerissen, Mappe stärker angeschmutzt u. berieben, an den Kanten abgewetzt, hs. Sign. v. alter Hd. auf Vorderdeckel, am Rücken eingerissen, alle Tafeln 2-fach m. Bibl.stempel versehen (dav. 1 Prägestempel). Wurzbach 108 ff. Erläuternder Textband (62 S.) fehlt. ?Prächtig ausgestattet und zu seiner Zeit epochemachendes Werk? (Das Waldviertel. Neue Folge. 1957, Nr.1/2). Großartige Dokumentation verschiedener Werkzeuge für Holzarbeiter. Mit Abbildungen aller seinerzeit gängiger Werkzeuge sowie einfacher aus Holz gefertigten Vorrichtungen und Maschinen. Herausgegeben von dem österreichischen Werkzeugfabrikanten Franz Freiherr von Wertheim (1814-1883), der seit 1852, als erster in der Habsburger-Monarchie, auch einbruchsichere und feuerfeste Kassen erzeugte. Eine Reihe von Patenten und Erfindungen zeichneten seinen Betrieb aus und brachten internationale Erfolge. In der Folge wurden seine Sammlungen nach Weltausstellungen auch in andere bedeutende Muster- und Lehrmittelsammlungen, wie z.B. in das Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers in Paris (1855) oder in das South Kensington Museum in London (1867, heute Science Museum), eingegliedert. 1867 nahm Wertheim mit einem großen Muster-Exponat an Werkzeugen an der Weltausstellung in Paris teil. Die doppelblattgroße Tafel zeigt den Ausstellungsstand mit Hunderten von Werkzeugen sowie eine Hobel- und eine Drechselbank. Auf dieser Ausstellung setzte er auch einen Betrag von einhunderttausend Franc als Preis aus für denjenigen, dem es gelänge, eine Wertheim-Kasse zu öffnen. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Island Mission: Being a History of the Melanesian Mission from its Commencement. Reprinted from "Mission Life."

      London: William Macintosh. Fair with no dust jacket. 1869. First Edition. Hardcover. Ex-library. Frontis and advertisements missing. Half-calf library binding very worn with leather deteriorating. 3/4" missing to leather at head of spine. Loss of leather at tail of spine and at corners of boards. Both joints split along entire length. Hinges broken. Gilt stamp "Public Library Otago New Zealand" on front board. "Library Rules" label on front pastedown. No library markings in text block. Foxing and moderate staining to page edges, occasional staining to margins of leaves. ; viii, 300 pages. Lacking frontis and 4 pages of advertisements. Page dimensions: 182 x 121mm. Rebound in half-calf library binding. Rare. Contents: The Melanesian Islands - Melanesians; their language and character - Norfolk Island - Loyalty Islands - The New Hebrides - The Banks Islands - Santa Cruz - Religion of natives; The London Mission in the Polynesian Islands - The Samoan Converts: their fate in the New Hebrides - Anaiteum - The Nova Scotian Mission in Anaiteum; The consecration of Bishop Selwyn; the Melanesian Mission organised by him; the difficulties which he had to encounter - His plans and aims - The first cruise of the Undine - The arrival of the Border Maid at Auckland with four Melanesian boys; The first Missionary voyage of the Border Maid - The Bishop of Newcastle's account of the visit to Maré - The adventure of Bishop Selwyn and his party in Mallicolo - The peculiar fitness of the Bishop for his work - The account given by the Bishop of Newcastle of the occurrence in Mallicolo - Return of the voyagers to Auckland; Some account of the scholars of St. John's College - The baptism and death of Apale, a Lifu boy; The Bishop embarks on a Missionary cruise with the Rev. Mr. Nihil and the Island boys - They obtain a letter of introduction from Mr. Geddie to the native teachers of Maré - Mr. Nihil's account of Missionary work in Maré [...] The Bishop and his party detained at Sydney for a time [...] The Mission Party reaches Anaiteum - They leave Anaiteum and sight "Fate," or Sandwich Island - Visits to Bauro, Gera, Malanta, Santa Cruz, Volcano Island, and Mallicolo, &c. - On their return they call at Norfolk Island for Mrs. Selwyn - Return to Auckland; Progress of the school at Auckland; [...] The Southern Cross again sails for the islands; [...] Typhoid fever in the Mission School - George Sarawia; Appenix I; Appendix II. [References: Bagnall 2838: "Much on the strong New Zealand involvement in the early years of the mission"; O'Reilly, Nouvelles-Hebrides 2655].; Ex-Library; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

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        Montaigne. An essay in two parts. Translated by Stephen H. Guest and Trevor E. Blewitt.

      128 p. 8, gebundene Ausgabe, Leinen mit Kopfgoldschnitt, beide Vorsätze gering stockig, der vordere Vorsatz am Innengelenk angerissen, drei Blatt mit kleinem braunen Fleck im Vordersteg,montiertes Besitzschildchen auf vorderem Spiegel, insgesamt in gutem Zustand,im Kolophon heißt es :"This edition consists of 300 copies for sale in England by the Blackamore Press and 500 copies for Sale in the United States by Horace Liveright, New York. All copies are signed by the author, This is number 153. André Paul Guillaume Gide (* 22. November 1869 in Paris - + 19. Februar 1951 ebenda) war ein französischer Schriftsteller und der siebte aus Frankreich stammende Nobelpreisträger (1947) für Literatur.

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1869. x, 192 pages of text. Three quarter red leather binding by Zaehnsdorf, with both hinges repaired and minor shelfwear. Contains 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. Stated "Thirteenth Thousand" on the title page. There is quite a bit of soiling to many of the page edges, and some staining, and one page is torn in the margin. Still an attractive early printing of this classic. First edition, later printing.. First edition, later printing. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        H Konstantinoupolis H Perigraphe topographike, arxaiologike kai istopike. upò Skaplatou D. tou Bizantiou. Soteriou Kalliadou

      Atene ek tou Typographeiou Andreou Kopomela 1851-1869 - 3 volumi in 8vo gr. pp. (24)-618;(16)-556;(16)-656. Ricchissimo apparato iconografico composto da 57 tavole f. testo (ritratti, personaggi, sultani, monumenti, panorami, qualche carta geografica). Legatura coeva mz. pelle a fascia larga, titoli in oro al dorso. Mancano 4 tavole. Ve ne sono altre due non menzionate, (un albero genealogico ed una pianta di S. Sofia). Opera , collazionata, estremamente rara. Testo in greco. Ottime condizioni di conservazione [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        WATSON'S NEW MAP Of The WESTERN STATES, TERRITORIES MEXICO And CENTRAL AMERICA

      New York: Published by Gaylord Watson, 1869. 1st edition. Not in Wheat TRANSMISSIPPI, though see 1174 for an 1867 version. Map still housed in the original brown cloth publisher's case, with gilt stamped lettering to front cover. Yellow advert front paste-down. Map in nice condition, with most folds still intact. VG+. Case shows wear, with faded lettering to front cover. About VG.. Single sheet, folded, printed recto only. Hand-colored. Stunning, beautifully colored map of the western United States from Illinois and Mississippi west to the Pacific, with Mexico and a large inset of Central America. The states are basically in their final configuration [with Oklahoma still as Indian Territory], except the Dakotas are still one. The transcontinental railroad is shown, soon after its completion on May 10, 1869, as are other railroads both completed and proposed. Original full color including pale blue oceans, bright rose outline coloring. Vignettes at top of star, U.S. flag, and the new and old national seals. Inset text on rivers at top right. Inset of Central America at lower left. Two large engravings of ships. Map: 38" x 29-1/4". Case: 7" x 4-5/8"

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        Oberföhring am Steilufer der Isar.

       Öl auf Leinwand, monogr. unten rechts \"L. G\", rückseitig auf der Leinwand bez. \"L. Gebhardt München\", 20,5 x 31,5 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XIII, S. 314. - Das reizvolle Bild zeigt die Kirche von Oberföhring vor einem dramatischen Wolkenhimmel, vorne am Ufer der Isar eine Kuhherde. Gebhardt begann nach einem kurzen Besuch der Akademie, „wo für die Landschaft noch keine Pflege war“ (Hyacinth Holland) als Autodidakt und brachte es nach dem Vorbild von Ernst Fries und Carl Rottmann zu einem geschätzten Landschaftsmaler. Er betrieb Studien an der Isar, der Würm, dem Chiemsee und im bayerischen Alpenvorland, sowie in Tirol und am Gardasee. Seit 1869 beschickte er regelmäßig die Ausstellungen im Münchner Glaspalast. - Sehr gut erhalten. In alter Berliner Leiste gerahmt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Gemälde, Oberbayern

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        Pre-Dates Construction of Lighthouses - Temporary Light Vessels at Ceylon with "Notice to Marines"

      Ceylon, 1869-1870. Two manuscript nautical documents, being memorandums pertaining to the temporary light vessels at Great Basses Reef and Little Basses Rocks off southern shores of the island, the light vessels being the predecessors of the two permanent lighthouses of Ceylon fame, situated some fourteen kilometers apart off the coast of Yala National Park. Two folio documents: April 1869 double leaf true copy of a memorandum on winds and currents at Little Basses; April 1870 single leaf notice to sea captains announcing the temporary lighthouse near the Great Basses, issued by Colonial Secretary Henry Turner Irving (later Governor) and penned in a secretarial hand; both on blindstamped stationery of the United States Commercial Agency of Ceylon measuring approximately 20 x 32 cm. Rare documents connected to two offshore lighthouses which are among the most famous in Asia. This fascinating and detailed manuscript lighthouse report, was made prior to the actual lighthouses having been constructed, by a sea captain who lived on the light ship anchored off the Ceylon southern shore for at least seven years, making important observations and providing light for navigators. The first document is an annual report by John Buchanan, master of the light vessel at Little Basses, describing seasonal wind and weather conditions, sea currents, tides, monsoons and storms, over the period of one year. The captain also describes steamships having difficulties making the passage to shore. This document being a true copy of the original made in April 1869 by Thomas Steele, Assistant Government Agent at Hambantota, who took a noteworthy interest in local antiquities and Sinhalese literature. [An admiralty notice based on Buchanan's memorandum, though slightly edited, was published in the London and China Telegraph, Vol. 12, May 16, 1870, and also in The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1870]. Excerpts from Buchanan's lightship memorandum: ".... at Little Basses Rocks, Ceylon, during 13 months as observed from the Light Ship." "January [1869]... It would not be inaccurate to say that a strong current continues throughout January coming from the NNE from the Bay of Bengal setting S.S.W. Sea crossing very rough all the month.... both wind and tide against them...difficult for ships to get to the Northeast. It would be well not to attempt to do so." "February... towards the end of the month the wind becomes much lighter. The northerly current also slacken. Occasionally in the month the Light Vessel swings. In 1868, however, she did not swing until April, while in the current year (1869) she swings in February. During the seven years I have been here, the SW monsoon has not hitherto set in regularly until from the 4th to the 10th of May. This year it has been steady at SW since April 6th. The present year is accordingly an exception to the rule..." "I consider March one of our finest months at the Little Basses... 87º in the shade... Shipmasters going to any part of Burmah need have no cause for hesitation... " "May... the monsoon sets in strong and steady... much rain falls, and thunder and lightning... until about the 20th October..." "June, July, August and September... the S.W. monsoon blows strong and steady... Notwithstanding the extreme difficulty I have been enabled (occasionally at much risk of life and property) to keep up a monthly communication with Pottana Bay [Pothana Bay], and thence by land with Galle." "November... much thunder and lightning... Floating bodies invariably I have observed, set right out to sea, S.S.W. ..." "Summary... There are no regular tides... the N.E. monsoon... during five months without variation. Thus a steamer steering N.N.E., has not only to oppose a three-knot tide opposed to her, but the wind dead against her... some steamers barely make two miles an hour going to the north... When the sun goes to the northward of the Light Ship, there is no more N.E. monsoon... in the event of a vessel making Dondra Head when bound to Galle, which is not uncommon the Master should never attempt to beat to Galle, but recross the line." End Excerpts. "Notice to Mariners, Bay of Bengal. Temporary Lighthouse near the Great Basses" heads the second document, which was issued by Colonial Secretary Henry T. Irving at Colombo in April 1870. Irving became a colonial governor not long after. Here too, prior to construction of a permanent structure, the admiralty anchored a temporary light-vessel upon which was mounted a revolving signal. This announcement came approximately one year before placement of the first stone for the lighthouse, and four years before it would begin operation. Excerpt from Irving's notice to mariners: "... it is hereby notified... that a light-vessel, exhibiting at an elevation of 38 feet above the sea, a red revolving light at intervals of 45 seconds, has been placed... at a distance of 3/4 of a mile from the N.E. rock of the Great Basses Reef... The vessel carries two balls vertical at the Mast Head." End Excerpt. Sir Henry Turner Irving, GCMG (1833-1923) was a British Civil Servant and Colonial Administrator. He first served as acting Governor of British Ceylon. In 1873-1874, he served as Governor of the Leeward Islands. In 1874-1880, he served as Governor of Trinidad and Tobago. In 1882-1887, he served as Governor of British Guiana. He was the first Governor of Trinidad to occupy the Government House, now known as the President's House. Notes on the lighthouses that subsequently replaced the "light-ships" described above: Great Basses Reef Lighthouse is an offshore lighthouse in the south of Sri Lanka. Accessible only by boat, it is located on a reef 13 km off the coast of Yala National Park, near Little Basses Reef Lighthouse. The necessity of a lighthouse at this location was acknowledged in 1856, a design of an iron tower on a granite base was suggested and costs began to be incurred without fruition. A new design by Alexander Gordon and Sir James Nicholas Douglass was approved in 1867. The executive engineer in charge was James' brother William Douglass. Two steam vessels were used, each capable of carrying 120 tonnes of stone, and each equipped with the appropriate lifting gear. Each support block weighed 2 to 3 tons. The first stone was laid in December 1870, the last in late 1872 and the light was lit in March 1873. The cost had been £63,000, of which £40,000 had been expended to no effect before Trinity House and William Douglass were involved. Little Basses Reef Lighthouse is an active offshore lighthouse at the southern end of Sri Lanka. It is located on a reef called Kuda Ravana Kotuwa (Fort of Little Ravana), formerly called Little Basses by the British when they invaded Ceylon. It is fourteen km off the coast of Yala National Park and north east of the Great Basses Reef Lighthouse. It was completed in 1878, built by William Douglass using the same steam ships, crew and workers as the Great Basses Reef Lighthouse. Designed by Sir James Nicholas Douglass, Little Basses lighthouse was one of a limited number of lighthouses that were designed to house the large Hyperradiant Fresnel lenses that became available at the end of the 19th century. Four of these lenses were used in Sri Lankan lights, all made by Chance Brothers in England. The lighthouse is close to Daedalus Rock, site of the sinking of HMS Daedalus (1811). The two Basses lighthouses are among the most famous offshore lighthouses of Asia.

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        CRONICA GENERAL DE ESPAÑA. ANDALUCIA. PROVINCIAS DE GRANADA. JAÉN.MÁLAGA. ALMERÍA. SEVILLA. HUELVA. CÁDIZ. CÓRDOBA.

      - PROVINCIA DE GRANADA. Madrid 1869. Rubio, Grillo y Vitturi. 189 pp. 1 mapa. 11 laminas fuera de texto. PROVINCIA DE JÁEN. Madrid 1867. Rubio y compañia. 79 pp. 1 Mapa. 4 láminas fuera de texto. PROVINCIA DE MÁLAGA. Madrid 1869. Rubio, Grillo y Vitturi. 99 pp. 1 Mapa . 5 láminas. PROVINCIA DE ALMERIA. Madrid 1869. Rubio, Grillo y Vitturi. 63 pp. 1 Mapa. 3 láminas fuera de texto. PROVINCIA DE SEVILLA. Madrid 1869 .94 pp. Rubio, Grillo y Vitturi. 1 Mapa. 5 láminas fuera de texto. PROVINCIA DE HUELVA. Madrid 1866. Aquiles Ronchi. 63 pp. 1 Mapa. 3 láminas fuera de texto. PROVINCIA DE CÁDIZ. Madrid 1868. Rubio, Grillo y Vitturi. 127 pp. 1 Mapa. 7 láminas fuera de texto.PROVINCIA DE CÓRDOBA. Madrid 1867. Rubio y compañia. 95 pp. 1 Mapa. 5 láminas fuera de texto.Encuadernadas en un solo volumen. Cartoné, lomo piel. Conserva cubiertas originales.Ilustrado con grabados en el texto. 33x23. Cubiertas y lomo rozados. Libro en Español / Book in Spanish [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ville Noire

      MICHEL LEVY FRERES, PARIS 1869 - Leather spine & corners, gold gilt on spine, marbled endpapers & fore edges, good bioding, clean body and unmarked text. Faded spine, light shelf wear. DATE PUBLISHED: 1869 EDITION: 259 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Encyclopédie du dix-neuvième siècle. Répertoire universel des sciences, des lettres et des arts. Avec la biographie et de nombreuses gravures. Troisième édition.

      Paris, au Bureau de l'Encyclopédie du XIXe Siècle., , 1869. 26 tomes bound in 25 vols. Large 8vo (25,5x18 cm). Half darkgreen morocco, with ribbons, gilt, and gilt titles; covers marbled paper; nicely decorated endpapers. Each volume: halftitle, title and 800 pp (vol. 2: 824 pp), printed in 2 columns. With some engravings in text. Encyclopédie A-Z (vols. 1-24), vol. 25 "Supplement", 800 pp. bound with (26): "Table Méthodique", 200 pp. We have to mention some minor defects: light brown spots in places but mainly to half-title and last leaf; convent stamp on titles; small marginal waterstain on half-title and title vol. 19; top of 1 spine rubbed; corners sl. bumped, a few corners with a bit damage; tear in backcover vol. 7 repaired). - On the whole a good complete set in nice bindings, with on foot of spines in gilt caracters the name of the owner: "Auguste Blondiaux".

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        Die Schmetterlinge Europas. Dritte Auflage.Stuttgart, E. Schweizerbart, 1908-1910. 4 volumes. 4to. With 155 chromolithographed plates. Original publisher's decorated cloth.

      - Nissen, ZBI 1973a. Third and best edition of Ernst Hofmann's important work on the European Lepidoptera, edited by the German entomologist Arnold Spuler (1869-1937). The set includes the frequently lacking fourth volume on European catterpillars: Die Raupen der Schmetterlinge Europas. The first two volume consists of descriptions of different butterfly-families and species, while the third contains all the plates depicting the butterflies, both male and female, with their wings opened and closed. A few plates with minor, mostly marginal, foxing. Binding only slightly rubbed along the extremities. Overall in very good condition.

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        Encyclopédie du dix-neuvième siècle. Répertoire universel des sciences, des lettres et des arts. Avec la biographie et de nombreuses gravures. Troisième édition

      Paris, au Bureau de l'Encyclopédie du XIXe Siècle., , 1869. 26 tomes bound in 25 vols. Large 8vo (25,5x18 cm). Half darkgreen morocco, with ribbons, gilt, and gilt titles; covers marbled paper; nicely decorated endpapers. Each volume: halftitle, title and 800 pp (vol. 2: 824 pp), printed in 2 columns. With some engravings in text. Encyclopédie A-Z (vols. 1-24), vol. 25 "Supplement", 800 pp. bound with (26): "Table Méthodique", 200 pp. We have to mention some minor defects: light brown spots in places but mainly to half-title and last leaf; convent stamp on titles; small marginal waterstain on half-title and title vol. 19; top of 1 spine rubbed; corners sl. bumped, a few corners with a bit damage; tear in backcover vol. 7 repaired). - On the whole a good complete set in nice bindings, with on foot of spines in gilt caracters the name of the owner: "Auguste Blondiaux".

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        The Queen of the Air: Being A Study of the Greek Myths of Cloud and Storm

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1869. Second Edition. Green Cloth. Very Good. Inscribed By John Ruskin. 199 Pp. One Of Ruskin's More Important Books. This Copy Inscribed By Ruskin At Top Of Title Page : " 'Lizzie' With John Ruskin's Affectionate Regards.1869." Shortly After This Edition Was Published, A Distraught And Somewhat Incoherent Dante Gabrielle Rossetti Disinterred His Late Wife, Ruskin's Protege, Who Was Called "Lizzie" By Ruskin And Others Prior To Her Death, On Which Occasion This Book May Have Been Inscribed; But Perhaps Ruskin Was Then Well Acquainted With Another "Lizzie" Altogether.

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        Card Signed in London by Jefferson Davis

      London, England, c. 1869. 3" x1.5". "Signature ""18 Upper Gloster Place / Dorset Sq- / Jefferson Davis"" in pencil on a 3"" x 1.5"" card. London, c. 1869. Minor flaws,mounting remnants on verso. Fine condition.Imprisoned at the end of the Civil War and eventually charged with treason, Jefferson Davis was released on bail in 1867. He and his family arrived in Liverpool, England, in August 1868. They moved to London in January 1869. On February 26, 1869, charges against Davis were dropped. In March, 1869, Jefferson Davis and his family moved to 18 Upper Gloucester Place, Dorset Square, London. In October 1869, Jefferson Davis returned to the United States alone. He returned to Liverpool, where the Davis boys attended school, in August 1870 and Jefferson Davis and his family left England in October 1870."

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        Original watercolour of "The Little Hill People Gambling" From "In Fairyland"

      Richard Doyle, Sometimes known as Dick Kit-Cat and Dickie Doyle as he sometimes signed himself. This is an c1869 Original Artwork for his most memorable illustrated works. "In Fairyland" published in 1870. Framed and glazed. Measure 9 x 27 cm and double mounted with old mounts the closer one with gilt trim, 21 x 39 cm in the frame. A Full watercolour no ink used, unfaded and in VG condition. With monogram to lower right, an intertwined "RD" Excellent Condition. *Label on the reverse shows it was an exhibition item in the 1920's. and numbered exhibit No26 Traced to once being owned by Laurence Bradbury in 1923 and I believe he was an art expert at the Tate and later curator before the 2nd WW at the Tate in London. Christies sold other art works with his provenance in 2016 inc works by Sir William Orpen. This same ORIGINAL piece was illustrated in an art magazine for an exhibition held in 1923. Label on the reverse shows the original exhibition label as item numbered Exhibit No 26.*The Image: The detail is quite magnificent and every blade of grass is painted lovingly all from the imagination of this fantasy "Faerie" artist. His biographical details can be found online and in all the major Book Illustrators reference books. See; Simon Houfe and Christopher Wood. And original watercolours are VERY SCARCE to the market.**Also Included with this artwork are a small group of original ink illustrations in the style of "Dickie" Doyle are in an envelope taped to the back, two have been reproduced by a London photographer as greetings cards c1880 the others are original and Drawn by a Rev J. P. Tomlinson. There are 4 ink sketches and 2 photo prints of the same sort of drawing of children's "Fairy-land" images. The photos were taken by Mr F. A. Bridge of East Lodge, Dalston Lane, London and were probably for greetings cards? These are also 19th century.

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        Engraved portrait signed

      1869 - GRANT, Ulysses S. Engraved portrait signed. Washington: US Bureau of Engraving and Printing, circa 1869. Engraved portrait, measuring 4-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches; matted, entire piece measures 8-1/2 by 10 inches. $6200.Handsome engraved portrait of U.S. Grant, circa 1869, boldly signed by him below the image, matted and suitable for framing.This wonderful steel-engraved portrait of Ulysses S. Grant as President, circa 1869, was printed by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving & Printing. The image is after a particularly well-known photograph of Grant. Fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Le Journal illustré, quatrième année complète (1869), du n°256 du 3 janvier 1869 au n°307 du 26 décembre 1869, soit 51 numéros

      Le Journal illustré, Paris 1869, 28,5x38cm, relié. Le Journal illustré, Paris 1869, 28,5x38cm, relié. - Originale.binding Edition full cream carton, flat spine decorated with jewels stamped cold plate designed by Delannoy important and engraved in red, representing a pediment framing a bull's-eye on the front cover and architectural element stamped in red ornament and central double thread frame designed by Delannoy on the second board, binding of éditeur.Bel exemplaire.Le Journal shown is a French weekly newspaper established in February 1864 and is modeled on the Penny Illustrated Paper released in 1861 in England. It is illustrated with large woodcuts and magazine covers topics in eight pages in the format 27 x 37.5 cm. A few years later, it is integrated into the media group to compete Journal.Conçu Petit L'Illustration that is sold 75 cents, The Journal is illustrated sold 10 cents. He disappeared in 1899 when the illustrated supplement of the Petit Journal, illustrated in color, in the same group and sold since 1890, supplanta.Nombreuses collaborations, including Sarcey Jules Moinaux ... Compositions and drawings by L. Breton, Gustave Janet , Riou, Ciceri, Bayard, Gustave Doré, Gavarni, Bertall Edmond Morin, among others. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en plein cartonnage crème, dos lisse orné de fleurons estampés à froid, importante plaque dessinée par Delannoy et gravée en rouge, représentant un fronton encadrant un oeil de boeuf sur le premier plat et élément architectural estampé en rouge en ornement central et double filet en encadrement dessiné par Delannoy sur le deuxième plat, reliure de l'éditeur. Bel exemplaire. Le Journal illustré est un journal hebdomadaire français créé en février 1864. Il est conçu sur le modèle du Penny Illustrated Paper sorti en 1861 en Angleterre. Il est illustré de grandes gravures sur bois et traite de sujets magazine en huit pages au format 27 x 37,5 cm. Quelques années plus tard, il est intégré au groupe de presse du Petit Journal. Conçu pour concurrencer L'Illustration qui est vendu 75 centimes, Le Journal illustré est vendu 10 centimes. Il disparut en 1899 quand le supplément illustré du Petit journal, illustré en couleur, appartenant au même groupe et vendu depuis 1890, le supplanta. Nombreuses collaborations, dont Francisque Sarcey, Jules Moinaux... Compositions et dessins de L. Breton, Gustave Janet, Riou, Cicéri, Bayard, Gustave Doré, Gavarni, Bertall, Edmond Morin, entre autres.

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        Lettres de mon Moulin

      Hetzel et Cie, 1869. bradel demi-percaline moutarde, non rogné, couverture Édition originale Envoi a. s. : à mon cher Delannoy, Alphonse Daudet Rousseurs sur le faux-titre, petit manque angulaire à la couverture fanée et un peu tachée. Rare, davantage encore avec un envoi.

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        Bibliothek der Kirchenväter. Auswahl der vorzüglichsten patristischen Werke in deutscher Übersetzung, hg. unter der Oberleitung von V. Thalhofer u.a. 80 Bände einschließlich des Registerbandes (komplett)

      1869-97, gr 12, Lwd. m. goldgeprägten Rückentiteln - Kanten teilw. etwas berieben, Papier etwas nachgedunkelt, vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig, sonst gute und saubere Exemplare Umfassendes Korpus patristischer Literatur

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        Bibliothèque des écrivains de la Compagnie de Jésus, ou notices bibliographiques 1° De tous les ouvrages publiés par les membres de la Compagnie de Jésus, depuis la fondation de l'ordre jusqu'à nos jours ; 2° Des apologies, des controverses religieuses, des critiques littéraires et scientifiques suscitées à leur sujet. Nouvelle édition refondue et considérablement augmentée

      Liège et Paris, chez les auteurs, 1869-1876, 3 vol. in folio, de 2352pp. 2ff., 2214pp., & 2520pp. & LXIIIpp. de table et un f., demi-chagrin noir époque, coins usés, qq. rousseurs. Seconde édition très augmentée par Sommervogel de la bibliographie des publications des Jésuites : voyages, missions étrangères, enseignement, recherche scientifique, études savantes, philosophie, religion. Elle recense de façon quasi exhaustive les publications imprimées et manuscrites des Jésuites depuis le début de l'Ordre (1540) jusqu'en 1875. Les auteurs y sont répertoriés par ordre alphabétique, avec une brève notice biographique suivie d'une liste chronologique des écrits.

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        Auxiliar Juridico Servindo de Appendice a Decima Quarta Edicao.

      1869 - Valuable Guide to an Important Portuguese/Brazilian Code Mendes de Almeida, Candido, Editor. Auxiliar Juridico Servindo de Appendice a Decima Quarta Edicao do Codigo Philippino, Ou Ordenacoes do Reino de Portugal, Recopiladas por Mandado de El-Rey D. Philippe I, A Primeira Publicada no Brazil. Obra Util aos que se Dedicao ao Estudo do Direito e da Jurisprudencia Patria. Rio de Janeiro, 1869. ix, [2] 835 pp. Half-title lacking. Main text in parallel columns. Octavo (10-1/4" x 6-1/2"). Later buckram, red and black lettering pieces to spine, endpapers renewed, hinges reinforced with cloth. Some soiling, light shelfwear, fading to sections of boards, a few small chips to edges of lettering pieces. Light toning, somewhat heavier in places. Title page mounted, repairs to margins of a few leaves, dampstaining, edgewear and soiling in a few places, internally clean. Ex-library. Shelf label to spine, small inkstamps and annotations to title page. A solid copy of a scarce title. * Only edition. The Ordenacoes Philippinas, or Codigo Philippino, was promulgated by King Philip II in 1603. Originally the civil law of Portugal and Brazil, parts of it remained in force in Brazil until 1917. Mendes de Almeida, an eminent jurist, edited the definitive edition of the Codigo (1870). The Auxiliar Juridico is a companion volume offering valuable philological, historical, and textual notes. It is a valuable guide. A facsimile reprint was published in Portugal in 1985. Both the original title and the reprint are very scarce. OCLC locates 5 copies of the original worldwide, 2 in North America (at Harvard Law School and Vanderbilt University). Borchard, Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Argentina, Brazil and Chile 230-231. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Lady of the Lake

      ADAM & CHARLES BLACK, EDINBURGH 1869 - Actual Wood Front & rear covers. 1/4 thick with beveled edges. Black and white illustrations. Chipped and rubbed spine. Gold gilt on spine. Bottom of the spine is cracked. No markings. Cracked front hinge. one page of the book is detached. Pencil marking on front free endpage. fronttispiece is missing DATE PUBLISHED: 1869 EDITION: 375 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'ornement polychrome. Cent planches en couleurs or et argent contenant environ 2,000 motifs de tous les styles art Ancien et Asiatique - Moyen Age - Renaissance, XVII et XVIII siecles.

      Firmin-Didot, 1869. In fol. (cm. 42), pp. 60 + C cromolitografie n. f. t. + cc.nn. 100 di note, 1 per ogni cromolitografia. L'opera si presenta a fogli sciolti , inseriti in una cartella in p. tela ed. con lettere in o. sul piatto ant. e chiusa con lacci sui 3 lati. Le tavv. riproducono antichi disegni di ceramiche, vetri, mosaici, gioielli,...Mende al d.

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        The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray in 22 vols

      Smith, Elder, London 1869 - 22 vols. Contemporary half calf. Minor wear. In need of dressing. A handsome and sound set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        WORLD PICTURES IN CAPITALS

      J.P. Lippincott, Philadelphia 1869 - 4to. original embossed cloth stamped in gilt and in blank, all edges gilt. 21 pages. First and only edition. Potter (1831-1904) was a noted architect and author, Mark Twain hired him in 1871 to build his home in Hartford, CT, which still stands today. This book takes the reader around the world by showing examples of decorated capitals of columns via photographic reproduction. Descriptive legend by Henry Coppée. Eight-toned plates, each with five mounted photographs as illustrations. Covers bumped at corners and scuffed. Free endpapers lacking. Foxing and a faint stain in the outer margin of the text pages. original embossed cloth stamped in gilt and in blank, all edges gilt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Holland & Belgium.

      1869 - London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1869. 250 x 210mm. Anthropomorphic map of Holland & Belgium. The text below the image reads, ''Dame Holland, trick'd out in her gala clothes, And Master Belgium, with a punchy nose; Seem on the map to represent a land., By patroiot worth, and perfect art made grand''. It was published in 'Geographical Fun', a charming atlas of caricature maps of European counties, drawn, according to the preface, by a fifteen-year-old girl to amuse her sick brother. The author, was however, William Harvey (1796-1873), a London Doctor and Journalist, best-known for his book 'London Scenes and London People', 1863. The maps contain many references to the political changes sweeping through continental Europe, with representations of Garibaldi and Bismark.

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