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      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.

      [Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        Finely penned Document signed 'Charles', in French with translation, (1839-1914, from 1866 ruling Prince, from 1881 King of Romania)

      1869 - to the President of Peru, (José Balta, 1816-1872, President from 1868), announcing his marriage on 15th November to Princess Elisabeth of Wied (1843-1916, the poet 'Carmen Sylva'), at Neuwied Castle, and saying he wishes to form "ties of friendship" with Peru, 2 sides folio and conjugate blank, Bucharest, 30th November

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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.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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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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      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]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Ogawa Tosho,Ltd. ABAJ, ILAB]
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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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        Holy Bible

      1869. BIBLE. The Holy Bible. London: George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, circa 1869. Quarto, contemporary full blind-tooled brown morocco rebacked with original spine laid down, brass clasp and catch, beveled edges, all edges gilt. $3500.Handsomely bound 19th-century King James Bible, extra-illustrated with six mounted albumen photographs by pioneering Holy Land photographer Francis Firth, with brass clasp.This volume contains a late-19th century edition of the magisterial King James translation of the Bible (first published 1611) extra-illustrated with 20 mounted albumen photographs of the Holy Land by Francis Frith. A founding member of the Liverpool Photographic Society who is considered “the most successful of the photographic entrepreneurs following the calotype era” (Parr & Badger, 18), “Frith is the most prominent of the early photographers of Egypt and the Holy Land. He built his own 16 by 20-inch wet-collodion plate camera, put it in his wicker camper/darkroom, and in 1856 embarked on his first trip up the Nile. The result was a series of pictures that still amaze in terms in their clarity, precision and visual impact. His direct eye-level frontal photography produced some of the most exquisitely detailed images of his day” (McDarrah & McDarrah, 156-7). “His photographs of the landscape and monuments were taken under dangerous and difficult conditions. He slept in tombs and caves and was attacked by wild dogs and brigands; inside an unventilated tent he worked in desert temperatures with collodion chemicals that boiled on the glass plate negatives” (DNB). Frith’s images in this Bible include two views of the Sinai wilderness, the convent at Mount Carmel, the stone pyramid of Dashûr, Banias and the Parthenon. Contemporary family record to front free endpaper. Brass clasp engraved with owner’s initials.Occasional light foxing. A distinguished Bible in nearly fine condition.

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        Malay Archipelago

      1869. First Edition . WALLACE, Alfred Russel. The Malay Archipelago: The Land of the Orang-Utan, and the Bird of Paradise. London: Macmillan, 1869. Two volumes. Octavo, original gilt-stamped green cloth. $7800.First edition of Wallace's classic account of his journey to the Malay Archipelago, ""on the basis of artistic format, literary style, and scientific merit, clearly one of the finest scientific travel books ever written"" (DSB).""Since he had not solved the perplexing question of how species evolve while in the Amazon region [1848-52], Wallace decided to venture once more to the tropics, this time to Southeast Asia and the Malay Archipelago. Securing passage on a government vessel, Wallace departed in 1854 for explorations that lasted eight years and covered between 14,000 and 15,000 miles. The boundaries of the range of his explorations were the Aru Islands to the east; Malacca, Malaya, to the west; the northern tip of Celebes to the north; and as far south as southern Timor. The enormous quantity of materials gathered there—about 127,000 specimens of natural history—enabled him to publish scores of fundamental scientific papers on a broad range of topics. These works alone would have established him as one of the greatest English naturalists of his age, but his classic natural history book, The Malay Archipelago, earned him an international reputation that has endured to this day. On the basis of artistic format, literary style, and scientific merit, it is clearly one of the finest scientific travel books ever written. From his first arrival in the Malayan region Wallace had decided to gather precise scientific data on groups of animals in order to work out their geographical distribution and consequently to throw light on their origins through evolutionary processes. He kept a notebook on evolution, here designated as his 'Species Notebook.' His first explicit, published evolutionary statements drew on those materials"" (DSB). Complete with wood-engraved frontispieces and six engraved plates, two lithographed folding maps tracing Wallace's journey, and numerous in-text maps and illustrations. With publisher's ads dated December 1868 in Volume I. Plate at Volume II, p. 41, actually bound at p. 176. Norman 2176. Bookplate of Colonel William Slaney Kenyon-Slaney, a long-serving MP who remains best known as the first player ever to score a goal in an international soccer match. Contemporary ink library signatures. Binder ticket.Interiors generally fine with only a few spots of foxing, a bit of expert restoration to bindings, slightest rubbing to gilt, cloth quite bright. Near-fine condition.

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        The South-Eastern District of South Australia: Its Resources and Requirements.

      Adelaide: published by the author at the offices of The South Australian newspaper, 1869. Octavo, with the large folding map beautifully preserved; original gilt blocked brown cloth (a bit worn at extremities), spine lettered by hand at a later date; front endpaper inscribed 'To James Moorehouse, with the compliments of the author Ebenezer Ward...', bookplates of Edward Angas Johnson and Charles Glover and Adelaide binders ticket. Pleasing association copy, inscribed by the author to the Melbourne Anglican bishop James Moorehouse. The Australian Dcitionary of Biography records 'the second bishop of Melbourne had intellectual distinction, administrative skill, eloquence and leadership; he also smoked a pipe and walked with a bulldog'.Published to promote the benefits of South Australian settlement, the salient feature of this book is the large lithographic map of Adelaide and surrounds, with boundaries, leases and holdings demarcated (thus forming a good historical record of the growth of the settlement). Photolithographed by F. S. Crawford during December 1867, it is technically accomplished and typical of the high standard of cartographic printing at the Adelaide Surveyor Generals office from the mid 1850's onwards. The book includes a meticulous three page index for the folding map.Of additional interest are the 64 pages of advertisements, effectively forming a concise trade directory of Adelaide in 1869. This copy has passed through the hands of two notable Australian bibliophiles: surgeon and South Australian resident Dr. Edward Angas Johnson (the nephew of George French Angas), and Adelaide city council alderman Charles Glover, an assiduous collector of Australiana and ethnological artefacts.

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        Alice's Abenteuer im Wunderland

      London: Macmillan und Comp., 1869, 1869. FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE PRESENTATION COPY OF THE FIRST FOREIGN LANGUAGE TRANSLATION OF ALICE! 1 vol., inscribed on the half-title "Georgina Balfour from the Author", illustrated by John Tenniel. Bound in the publishers original gilt stamped green cloth, all edges gilt, with the original "Burn" binders tick to lower corner of rear pastedown. Inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine with some mild rubbing without loss, back corners lightly rubbed, occasional mild foxing otherwise a NICE COPY. WMG 71 This copy last appeared at auction in May 20, 1950 at Sotheby's in one lot containing 2 A.L.S.'s and this book. Georgina Balfour was the recipient of one of the 1865 Alice's. There's a letter dated Nov. 14, 1865 which asks her to please return her copy as it was "so badly printed". There were 4 families named Balfour. Georgina belongs to the northern Balfours who have been family friends since Dodgson's boyhood.

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        Finely penned Document signed, in French with translation, to the President of Peru, (1835-1909, from 1865 King of the Belgians, his backing of Sir H. M. STANLEY led to the founding of the Belgian Congo)

      1869 - (Jos

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        La légende des siècles. Première série. - Nouvelle série. - Tome cinquième et dernier

      Michel Lévy frères & Hetzel|& Calmann Lévy, 1869. - Michel Lévy frères & Hetzel & Calmann Lévy, Paris 1869-1883, 15,5x24cm, 5 volumes reliés. - Complete Edition in cinque volumi di "La leggenda dei secoli." Leganti per Marocco bradel mezzo rosso Russia, torna liscia, le date d'oro in coda, alcune piccole tracce di sfregamento su alcuni tappi, piatti carta marmorizzata, alcuni strappi su una sezione del secondo volume della seconda serie, attacchi uniformi. Alcuni foxing. set Rare, istituita in uniforme vincolante, la cui pubblicazione corto di 24 anni e che troviamo difficile da completare in cinque volumi. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale complète en cinq volumes de "La légende des siècles". Reliures à la bradel en demi maroquin de Russie rouge, dos lisses, dates dorées en queues, quelques petites traces de frottements sur certaines coiffes, plats de papier marbré, quelques accrocs sur une coupe du second volume de la deuxième série, reliures uniformes. Quelques rousseurs. Rare ensemble, établi en reliure uniforme, dont la publication court sur 24 ans et que l'on rencontre difficilement complet en cinq volumes.  

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        Reisen in Ost-Afrika in den Jahren 1859 bis 1861 (2 B

      Leipzig und Heidelberg, Winter, 1869/71. - . Mit Frontispiz, 27 Tafeln und 11 Karten, XIX, 335 Seiten, 2 Blatt; XVI, 454 Seiten, 1 Blatt, Halblederb

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        Reisen in Ost-Afrika in den Jahren 1859 bis 1861. Bearbeitet von Otto Kersten. Mit einem Vorworte von A. Petermann.

      Leipzig, Heidelberg, C.F. Winter, - 1869 - 2 Bde. 4

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        Document signed, to the President of Peru, (1819-1901, from 1837 Queen of Great Britain)

      1869 - announcing that "Our dearly beloved Daughter-in-law . the Princess of Wales [Alexandra] Daughter of His Majesty The King of Denmark [Christian IX] . was safely delivered of a Princess at Marlborough House, at Twenty Minutes past Twelve o'Clock on the morning of the 26th Ultimo", the President's "friendly interest . on other occasions" assures her that "You will kindly share in the pleasure it affords Us", and recommending him "to the Protection of the Almighty", signed also by Foreign Secretary Clarendon (1800-1870, 4th Earl), 2 sides folio, narrow black edges, Windsor Castle, 14th December light rust marks from paper clips and one tiny hole on blank fourth side Princess Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria (1869-1938) married Prince Christian of Denmark in 1896 and subsequently he became King Haakon VII, King of Norway. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Sketches

      C.H. Webb, New York 1869 - This is a Fair condition hard covwer with no dust jacket. The cover is rubbed and frayed and chipped. Cracked at the hinges and the front free endpaper and title page, though present, are detached. A decal inside the front cover is the only indication of this once being a library book. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hong Kong (Gambling Houses).

      [London]. House of Commons. 9 August1869. 93pp. Original wrappers, quarto. String tie. Good copy. These voluminous papers on government-licensed gambling houses in Hong Kong in the 1860s contain the stirring exchanges between the colony's governor, Sir Richard Graves McDonnell, and the Secretary of State for the Colonies, the Earl of Buckingham and Chandos. This was a subject of major importance, given the marked proclivity of the Chinese for gambling and the associated problems to which it gave rise for the prevention of crime and the good government of the Colony. McDonnell's despatches reveal an able and strong-minded governor who did not agree with the view being taken by the Colonial Office of this subject, which, he felt, was being unduly influenced by the English lobby, spear-headed by the influential Standing Committee of the Social Science Association at the instigation of two disgruntled Hong Kong personalities, the Colony's former Attorney-General, T. Chisholm Anstey, and Edward Murrow, the editor of a Hong Kong newspaper. Both these men had been involved in the acrimonious public disputes following allegations of questionable behaviour made on each other by senior officials in the Colony of the late 1850s. Macdonnell considered that they were unduly biased, and should not be allowed to injure the case for continuing the system of licensing gambling houses which was, in his view, the lesser of two evils, and brought some tangible benefits to the maintenance of law and order. [The National Association for the Promotion of Social Science (NAPSS), often known as the Social Science Association, was a British reformist group founded in 1857 by Lord Brougham. It pursued topics in public health, industrial relations, penal reform, and female education. It was in existence for about 30 years, being dissolved in 1886: from Wikipedia]. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 142901).

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        Explorations of the Highlands of Brazil


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        Histoire de la Religion Chretienne au Japon.

      Charles Douniol, Paris, 1869 - Depuis 1598 jusqu'a 1651. Comprenant les Faits Relatifs aux Deux Cent Cinq Martyrs Beatifies le 7 Juillet 1867. 8vo. 2 vols. 642, 643-884, 464pp. Contemporary half morocco, marbled boards, slightly rubbed, internally slightly spotted. Ex-library copy, stamped on title-pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fosca. Racconto di I. U. Tarchetti. Volume primo ( - secondo)

      E. Treves e C. editori, 1869. In 16, cm 9,5 x 14, pp. 160; 176. Mezza pelle coeva con lievi segni d'uso. Rara edizione originale del piu' celebre romanzo di Iginio Ugo Tarchetti, pubblicato a puntate sul Pungolo e nello stesso anno in volume presso Treves. Tarchetti mori' senza aver potuto portare a termine l'opera che venne terminata grazie alla penna dell'amico Salvatore Farina che scrisse l'ultimo capitolo. Viene considerato forse il piu' rappresentativo romanzo della scapigliatura.  Parenti, Rarita', I, 117 ITA

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        Hésiode, Hymnes orphiques, Théocrite, Biôn, Moskhos, Tyrtée, Odes anacréontiques. Traduction nouvelle

      - Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1869, 16x24,5cm, relié sous emboitage. - Edizione originale della traduzione Leconte de Lisle. Bound in mezzo marocchino rosso con angoli, torna con cinque nervi, testa dorata, contreplats e guardie di carta presso il serbatoio, copertine conservati e schienali, alcune macchie rare, montaggio tela beige moderna vincolante. Autografo Precious dell'autore George Sand: «Madame George Sand tributo di ammirazione rispettosa Leconte de Lisle " Dai suoi primi scritti, Leconte de Lisle è stato posto direttamente sotto l'influenza di George Sand, al quale ha dedicato due poesie di George Sand e Lelia in solitudine. Questo rapporto trasformato gradualmente in reciproca ammirazione, come George Sand renderà omaggio all'autore di un articolo in tempo 31 Luglio 1872: "Il signor Leconte de Lisle è anche un grande poeta, e così forte che è originale divenne capo della scuola. Lo abbiamo un vero riconoscimento dobbiamo? avrebbe anche il riconoscimento nazionale. » Questa forma spedizione di tributo, riflette la stima e l'ammirazione reciproca che viene indossato dai due autori. Bellissimo omaggio letterario a una copia splendidamente rilegato. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale de la traduction de Leconte de Lisle. Reliure en demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à cinq nerfs, tête dorée, contreplats et gardes de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, quelques rares rousseurs, emboîtage de toile beige, reliure moderne. Précieux envoi autographe de Leconte de Lisle à George Sand : « à Madame G. Sand hommage de respectueuse admiration Leconte de Lisle » Dès ses premiers écrits, Leconte de Lisle se plaça directement sous l'influence de George Sand, à qui il dédia deux poèmes de jeunesse : à George Sand et Lélia dans la solitude. Cette filiation se transforma progressivement en admiration réciproque, puisque George Sand rendra hommage à l'auteur dans un article du Temps du 31 juillet 1872 : « M. Leconte de Lisle est grand poète aussi, et d'une si forte originalité qu'il est devenu chef d'école. On lui doit une vraie reconnaissance ? il faudrait que ce fût une reconnaissance nationale. » Cet envoi, sous forme d'hommage, rend compte de l'estime et de l'admiration réciproque que se portaient les deux auteurs.   Très bel hommage littéraire sur un exemplaire joliment relié.   

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        Boletín-Revista de la Universidad de Madrid

      Imp. de Manuel Rivadeneyra, Madrid 1869 - Conceptos fundamentales enseñanza. Dos partes: Núm.1º -10/01/1869- Año I (712 pags.) y Núm.1º -10/10/1869- Año II. (384 pags.) Quincenal. Imp. de Manuel Rivadeneyra, Universidad de Madrid, 1869. Establecimiento Tipográfico de Tomás Rey. Encuadernación en holandesa, lomo con nervios, filetes y títulos en dorado. Sello húmedo de anterior propietario. 24,5 x 16,5 cm., 712 pags. + 384 pags. Numerosas tablas estadísticas, barómetros y de muy diferentes temáticas. Ejemplar con algunas señales de uso / tiempo, cubiertas con leves desperfectos en puntas, ver fotos. BUEN EJEMPLAR. Los pagos por Paypal tienen un cargo adicional del 5%. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Wien, Herzfeld & Bauer, 1869. 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.

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        Prince Dhejlbon Flluptz of Nygoming Africa familiarly called Sambo


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      London, 1869. Two volumes. lxv,236; vii,[3],322pp. plus two tinted maps (one folding), twenty-four plates (mostly tinted lithographs), and 20pp. publishers advertisements at rear of second volume. Original russet blindstamped cloth. Lightly bumped at extremities. Bookplate on front pastedowns. Text block of second volume separated from binding. Light foxing to a few plates. Ownership stamp embossed on pp.xv-xix of first volume. A very good set of a scarce work. First edition, that without Appendix D. Bell set out in the spring of 1867 with a surveying expedition organized by the Kansas Pacific Railway Company to find a good southern railroad route to the Pacific Coast through Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and southern California. Their route through the Southwest is traced on the large folding map. Also included are firsthand accounts of the Indians of New Mexico and Arizona. The second volume includes a discussion of the Pacific railway and a botanical report by C.C. Parry. Illustrated with a number of nicely tinted lithographs. FIELD 109. GRAFF 246. STREETER SALE 181. COWAN, p.45. HOWES B330, "aa." RADER 330.

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