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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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        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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        France.

      1869 - London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1869. 250 x 210mm. Anthropomorphic map of France. The text below the image reads, ''A hook-nosed lady represents fair France, Empress of cooks, of fashions, and the dance. Her flatt'ring glass declares that vitr'ry, power, Beauty, welth, arts are her imperial dower''. 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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        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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        A Diary in the East during the tour of the Prince and Princess of Wales.:

      London: George Routledge & Sons 1869 - A very good copy in original cloth. First edition pp.xv, 650, 6 colour plates, vignettes in text.

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        Ireland.

      1869 - London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1869. 250 x 210mm. Anthropomorphic map of Ireland The text below the image reads, ''And what shall typify the Emerld Isle? A Peasant, happy in her baby's smile? No fortune her's, though rich in native grace , - Herrings, potatoes, and a joyous face''. 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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        Reise der

      Wien, Kaiserlich-Königlichen Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1869. 4to (285 x 230mm). [Contains:] Zelebor, J. Säugethiere. pp. 42, with 3 (2 coloured) lithographed plates; Pelzeln, A. von. Vögel. pp. 176, with 6 coloured lithographed plates; Steindachner, F. Reptilien. pp. 98, with 3 lithographed plates; Steindachner, F. Amphibien. pp. 70, with 5 lithographed plates; Kner, R. Fische. pp. 433, with 16 lithographed plates. Later half cloth. The vertebrate section of the famous Austrian expedition around the world. "Steindacher is best known as an ichthyologist, but he published nearly 60 herpetological titles (1862-1917) including one major work, the amphibian and reptile sections of the circumnavigation by the Austrian frigate Novara... This monograph reviewed a collection of nearly 1000 specimens from along the ship's route in South America, Africa, Ceylon, Java, China, Australia, and New Zealand..." (Adler p. 54). Library stamp on title, some occasional spotting.

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        Southern Rebellion

      1869. CRAFTS, William A. The Southern Rebellion. Boston: Samuel Walker, 1869-70. Two volumes. Quarto, contemporary full elaborately blind-tooled dark brown morocco gilt, beveled edges, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt. $1500.Later edition of CraftsÂ’ chronicle of the Civil War, illustrated with 45 steel-engraved plates, very handsome in contemporary full morocco.A comprehensive account, beginning in President BuchananÂ’s adminstration, of the circumstances surrounding and the events that led to the Southern statesÂ’ secession and the ensuing Civil War. Illustrated with 45 steel-engraved plates, including frontispiece portraits of Lincoln and Grant; portraits of such notable figures as McClellan, Stanton, Burnside, Sherman, Sheridan and Andrew Johnson; as well as a view of Fort Sumter in each volume and a view of “Action Between the Merrimac and the Monitor” (Volume I, facing page 281). First published 1862-67. See: Sabin 17349; Dornbusch III:181; Nicholson, 172-73. Old library notations in pencil to title pages; no other library markings.Light dampstaining to fore-edge of latter part of Volume II text block. Only very light expert restoration to attractive bindings.

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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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        CRONICA GENERAL DE ESPA

      1869. 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 C

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        Sombre Gallinule (Gallinula Tenebrosa)

      London: The Author 1840-, 1869. Hand-coloured lithograph (360 x 540 mm.), with letter-press text. The Sombre Gallinule was encountered by Gould in the upper Hunter and also on the banks of the Murry in South Australia. An original hand coloured lithograph plate from Gould's most famous work, Birds of Australia.Birds of Australia is a great tribute to Australia and was one of Gould's most successful projects. 'Only 250 copies have been printed, and the drawings have been effaced from stones; of these, 180 were subscribed for, the remaining seventy the author proposes to issue upon the original terms, with the exception, that five or more parts shall be delivered in the course of each year instead of four; the delivery to commence on the 1st of January 1849' (Prospectus). Very good.

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        The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims' Progress

      Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1869. First edition, second issue. The full title reads: "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." The second issue, with the following issue points: page reference numbers in the table of contents pp. xvii-xviii; the last entry on p. xviii reads "Thankless Devotion-A Newspaper Valedictory-Conclusion 638"; p. 129 bears a portrait of Napoleon III; Chapter LXI is labeled as such; and the top advertisement on p. (654) is for a Personal History of Ulysses S. Grant. A beautiful, unrestored copy of Twain's best-selling travel book in the publisher's pictorially-stamped brown cloth over bevelled boards. Ownership inscription of Captain Obed Baker 3rd of West Dennis, MA dated 1882 in pencil to first leaf, two small tears at hinge of front endpaper, and very minor wear to extremities, else an unusually fine copy of this, Twain's second published book. (BAL 3316).

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        Les métamorphoses du jour par Grandville. Accompagnees d`un texte par Albéric Second, Louis Lurine etc. Précedees d`une notice sur Grandville par M. Charles Blanc. Nouvelle édition. Revue et complétée pour le texte par Jules Janin. Augmentee de nombreux culs-de-lampe, texte de pages etc.

      Paris, Garnier Freres, 1869. 4°. 28 cm. LXIII, 480 Seiten, 71 Tafeln. Halb-Pergamentband mit gemaltem farbigem Titel und Illustration von Grandville. Kopfgoldschnitt. Neue, überarbeitete und erweiterte Ausgabe. Französischsprachige Ausgabe. Mit zahlreichen Holzstichen im Text in Schwarzweiss und 71 (inklusive Frontispiz) kolorierte Holzstiche auf Tafeln. Blätter und Seidenhemdchen teils wenig stockfleckig. Gutes bis sehr gutes, vollständiges Exemplar. Tafeln in sehr gutem Zustand. Versand D: 4,90 EUR französische Literatur / french literature; Original-Holzstich / original wood engraving

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        He Knew He Was Right.

      London: Strahan, 1869. Two volumes, octavo, with 32 plates; contemporary half maroon calf. First edition, primary issue (both half-titles present) of the story of Louis Trevelyan whose steadfast faith in his conviction that his wife has been unfaithful - 'He knew he was right' - drives him to child abduction and then turns him into a paranoid madman: 'nothing could be more convincing than the gradual intensification of Trevelyan's obsession from a rectitudinous egoism to the isolation of madness...' (Allen, The English Novel). The deft transformation of Trevelyan is brought into relief by the staunch figure of his wife Emily, and her attempts to resist his ever wilder charges and actions.The accompanying pictures are by the accomplished genre painter Marcus Stone, who supported his successful painting career with book illustration, largely at the suggestion of Dickens. A nice copy.

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        The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray

      London - Smith Elder and Co 1869 - A lovely collection of William Makepeace Thackeray's works. Complete in twenty four volumes. Illustrated throughout with hundreds of plates and numerous vignettes. Collated using binder's instructions, complete with all plates. In green half morocco bindings by Bayntun of Bath. Includes all of Thackeray's works such as Vanity Fair (in two volumes), Pendennis (in two volumes), The Newcomes (in two volumes), Henry Esmond, The Virginians (in two volumes), The Adventures of Philip (in two volumes), The Paris Sketch Book, The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq. , The Irish Sketch Book, The Book of Snobs, Burlesques, The Christmas Books, Ballads and Tales, The Four Georges, Roundabout Papers, Dennis Duval, Catherine: A Story, Miscellaneous Essays, and Contributions to Punch. William Makepeace Thackeray was an incredibly popular nineteenth century novelist. His contemporaries regarded his work asequal to Charles Dickens. Admired for hisuse of satire and wit Thackeray's works were a popular readto many. Condition: In half morocco bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, very smart with rubbing to the head and tail of spines. Small loss to head and tail of spine to volumes XII, XIV, XV, XVI and XVIII. Loss to only the head of spine to volumes XIX, XX, XXI and XXII. Small patches of rubbing to the joints of several volumes as well. Small tidemark to the vignette title page and corner of several plates to volume IX (The Virginians II) not affecting text. Prior owner's signature to the recto of front endpaper to all volumes, 'Kemp'. Binder's stamp to verso of front endpaper indicates a Bayntuns of Bath binding. Spines have faded as expected with this colour. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned though generally clean with the odd spot throughout. OVERALL: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Diary, Reminiscences, and Correspondence

      1869. First Edition . (ROBINSON, Henry Crabb). SADLER, Thomas, editor. Diary, Reminiscences, and Correspondence of Henry Crabb Robinson, Barrister-at-Law, F.S.A. London: Macmillan, 1869. Three volumes bound in six. Large octavo, early 20th-century full brown calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, brown morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut. $2200.First edition, extra-illustrated with 300 plates, handsomely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe.As a man of letters, a Times foreign editor and war correspondent, a barrister, a respected conversationalist, and a member of the literary elite whose friends included Lamb, Coleridge, Schiller, Wordsworth, Goethe and Southey, Henry Crabb Robinson grew to become the quintessential 19th-century scholarly gentleman. At his death, he left behind over a hundred volumes of diaries, journals, letters, and other personal writings, which gave “a truthful and unrivalled picture of social and literary life and literary men, both in [Great Britain] and on the continent during the first half of his century” (DNB). Although Robinson had initially intended to sift through his writings himself, the task was left to Sadler, who carefully produced these brief but intelligently edited volumes. With a separate title page in each of the six volumes and errata slip. The pagination of this six-volume work is for three volumes as this, the first edition, was originally published in three volumes. Pencil owner inscription.Fine condition.

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        Culture and Anarchy: an essay in political and social criticism. FIRST EDITION.

      Smith, Elder & Co. 1869 Half title. Pencil notes on recto of following f.e.p. Orig. brown cloth, bevelled boards; a little rubbed. Armorial booklabel, 'Presented by Bishop Wordsworth's family'. Ownership signature of J. Henry Shorthouse.Christopher Wordsworth, 1807-1885, nephew of William, was an English bishop and a man of letters. The copy of the novelist J.Henry Shorthouse, author of John Inglesant.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1869 - 1869 Wisden Rebind without Covers Rare 6th Edition.

      1869. Hi, This lot is an 1869 Wisden , Rebound without the original covers, this is known as the third rarest , or possibly joint second with the 1864 , behind the 1875 and you see many 1870s for each 1869. This rebind is in Very Good condition, the sixth edition of Wisden. The book is in very good condition, the red binding/boards are a bit old and worn but the book inside is in very good condition with very clean pages and minimal spotting, gilt to the spine. A small trimming at an angle to the tp of the book but not close to any text at all, it is a nice tall book. A superb book.

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        The Works of Thomas Hood. Comic and Serious, in Prose and Verse, with all the Original Illustrations.

      London: E. Moxon, Son & Co.,, London - In 10 vols. Edited, with Notes, by His Son and Daughter. 1869-1872. With a frontis. & numerous illus. Quarter green leather with gilt title on spine & green cloth. A.e.g. Front & rear cover sl.stained & rubbed. Corner of covers peeled. Its spine sl.sunned & rubbed. Upper part of spine sl.peeled of some vols. Front & rear ep. sl.stained. Small spotted on some pages of some vols. [Vol.VII]: Upper margin of some pages sl.stained. [Vol.VIII]: Small pencil notaitono on P.29. 18.8x12.5cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fêtes galantes

      Later edition on Hollande paper.Spine of chemise in dark-green morocco, marbled paper plates, marbled pastedowns and endpapers, slipcase edged in matching morocco and with identical marbled paper boards, the interior lined with light green paper.Rare autograph inscription from Paul Verlaine to Achille Segard.Small marginal lack to foot of pp. 15 & 16 due to paper flaw, ink manuscript note "1866" beneath the printed date on upper cover.A rare, uncut and unsophisticated copy.  Alphonse Lemerre Paris 1869 9,5x16cm broché sous chemise et étui

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

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

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        He Knew He Was Right

      1869. First Edition . TROLLOPE, Anthony. He Knew He Was Right. London: Strahan, 1869. Two volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter polished dark brown calf, red morocco spine labels, marbled boards and and endpapers. $1500.First edition in book form of TrollopeÂ’s widely praised novel of obsession and madness, with 64 wood-engraved illustrations (32 full page).Nathaniel Hawthorne captured the essence of Anthony TrollopeÂ’s considerable appeal in noting that his novels “precisely suit my taste; solid, substantialÂ… as if some giant had hewn a great lump out of the earth and put it under a glass case, with all its inhabitants going about their daily business, and not suspecting that they were made a show of.” Trollope is said to have been inspired by ShakespeareÂ’s Othello in He Knew He Was Right. “One of TrollopeÂ’s best but least-known novelsÂ… it achieves what Henry James, who admired the book, has called ‘an impressive completeness of misery” (Hennessey, 291). The novelÂ’s focus on the obsessions of his protagonist produces “a narrative that is at once a ‘saneÂ’ realistic novel and a ‘madÂ’ Shakespearean tragedy” (Oberhalman, Studies in English Literature). Written from November 1867-June 1868, and serialized in 32 weekly numbers from October 17, 1868-May 22, 1869. With 64 wood-engraved illustrations after Marcus Stone (32 full page). Sadleir 31. Owner bookplates.Text and plates fine, only slight wear to boards. An extremely good copy of this major 19th-century novel.

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