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        Guida per ben condursi nella società seguita da Dieci Novelle Morali tratte da fatti storici per Roberto Ceraso

      Stab. Tipografico di Giovanni Gallo - Napoli, 1869. ITALIANO 0,14 Volume della seconda metà dell'800 in stato discreto, coperta in carta con delicata cornice tipografica su piatto anteriore, macchia, fioritura sparsa, margine di testa del piatto inferiore e dell'ultima pagina deteriorato, con perdita di testo, strappi lungo la costa anteriore, cima e piede lacerati, bordo usurato, tagli leggermente bruniti, prime e ultime pagine con punte piegate. Con delicata marca tipografica su frontespizio. Presenta lettera dedicatoria. USATO

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        VISIT Of St. NICHOLAS: FIRST NAST COLOR NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

      McLoughlin Bros., New York 1869 - FIRST THOMAS NAST McLOUGHLIN "NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS" with Iconic SANTA CLAUS & HIS PIPE CIRCLED BY GREEN, FIRST PRINTING!! ORIGINAL "AUNT LOUISA'S BIG PICTURE BOOK", Complete with ORIGINAL Pictorial Wraps, Rear Title Listing states McLoughlin Bros., Publishers, 71 & 73 Duane St., N.Y. Interior contains 16 Total Printed/Illustrated pages (counting wraps), with pages printed on one side only (other than the inside covers having text), 6 pages of text and 6 BOLD COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS by the famous political satirist and Artist generally acclaimed as the "inventor" of the Modern SANTA CLAUS inspired by Nast's 1863 Harper's Weekly Cover of Santa Claus & his Sleigh delivering presents to Soldiers in their Camp. It is a VERY RARE BOOK in FIRST PRINTING, and not often found at all, much less COMPLETE!! While this is only a Fair Example, with numerous edge closed tear/chips, the FULL PAGE COLOR PLATES REMAIN in GOOD CONDITION. THE BOOK IS COMPLETE, BUT ONLY HELD TOGETHER BY ORIGINAL CENTER THREAD / VERY FRAGILE. TOP & BOTTOM 3" OF COVERS ARE SPLIT. FAIRLY CLEAN, WITH NO NAMES MARKS OR COLORING. REAR COVER HAS HAD SOME PRINT LOSS ON LEFT SIDE OF TITLES. NOT THE BEST EXAMPLE I'VE FOUND, BUT STILL A COLLECTIBLE EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TO FIND "NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS" ANTIQUE TITLES -- AND NAST'S WORK WAS THE BEST EVER! [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Ancient Tumuli in Georgia: From A Paper Read Before the American Antiquarian Society

      Worcestor: Printed by Charles Hamilton, 1869. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Quarto. [2], 29 pages. 10 blank leaves bound in back. Three quarter red leather binding with reddish marbled paper covered boards. 5 raised bands and gilt lettered title on the spine. Reddish marbled end papers. Illustrated with 2 folding maps. Author Charles C. Jones, Jr. armorial bookplate on the front paste down. Light edge wear to extremities. A very good copy. Scarce 5 copies listed in OCLC as of 12/17: UGA, New York Public Library, Smithsonian, University of Wisconsin, and the American Antiquarian Society. Derenne II page 711 - "Most of this paper incorporated in Jones' Antiquities of the Southern Indians, 1873.."; Sabin 36473. Field 794 lists the same title but has a different description with no date listed.

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        Exotic Ornithology, containing figures and descriptions of new or rare species

      Bernard Quaritch, 1869 Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First Edition, 4to (364 x 280 mm), 100 hand-coloured lithographed plates by Joseph Smit. This outstanding work depicts 104 species of Central and South American birds belonging to fifty one different genera. The plates are the first executed by Smit after moving, at the instigation of Sclater, from Holland to England, and they are among the finest he ever produced. Additional engraved illustrations on some text pages. Hugh Gwynne Levick and Agnes Burwell Levick, bookplate; North Devon Athenaeum inkstamps (back of title page, pgs 68,113,161, 204); Madelaine Jay, bookplate. Very good condition. Small single spots on 15 pages, some light marginal soiling. Foxing on title page last page and end papers. Otherwise, pages and plates very clean.Contemporary red half morocco, top edge gilt, others uncut, rebacked retaining original spine, spine darkened.

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        The Poetical Works of Wordsworth

      Frederick Warne, London 1869 - Rebound in full brown morocco, elaborately tooled, gilt ruled, raised bands on spine, Cockerell endpapers, edges gilt. Undated ca. 1869, from the 1827 edition fo Wordsworth's works. Scattered foxing and soiling early on. A very fine binding. 600p. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Poetry; Inventory No: 046577. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tröltsch on the Ear: Treatise on the Diseases of the Ear, including the Anatomy of the Organ.

      New York, William Wood 1869 - Octavo. Pp. xx, 565, (1) Errata, (1) publisher's ad. With 40 wood-engraved illustrations. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's purple full cloth, gilt lettering to spine, sides ruled in blind, brown chalked endpapers, inner hinges partly cracked but remain very firm, some wear to spine-ends and corner-tips, old attractive bookplate tipped-in onto first free endpaper. In a very good condition, fine interior. ~ Second English ("American") edition, translated from the fourth German edition and edited by John Roosa. Comprising of 31 Lectures. Anton Friedrich von Tröltsch (1829-1890), pioneer of otology. Professor of Otology at Würzburg, where renowned otologists Friedrich Bezold (1842-1908) and Abraham Kuhn (1838-1900) were his students. He invented the modern otoscope and devised the first modern mastoid operation which was first performed in England in 1868 by Hinton. Tröltsch was a co-founder of the Archiv für Ohrenheilkunde. In his Translator's Preface, Roosa considers this edition a "new work". The translation has been liberal in part - Roosa has added material of his own and in several cases expressed his own, different opinions. He took care, however, to enclose his material within parentheses indicated by his initials. In 1873 Roosa has published his own version of "Practical Treatise on the Diseases of the Ear, including the Anatomy of the Organ". Extremely rare, so much so in the original binding with the title "Tröltsch on the Ear". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        The Man Who Laughs [L'Homme qui Rit]

      New York: Appleton, 1869. First Edition. cloth. Near fine. 1st edition in English, preceding all. A tour de force, from Hugo's pen, written in the last year of his exile. Precedes the Dana Estes edition, the Caldwell edition, the London edition, and all the others. Original grass green cloth, 1 of 3 colors published concurrently. Pale yellow endpapers, and though also bound with coated yellow endpapers there is no priority and there is no doubt that our book was issued with these endpapers. A few fox marks to the prelims, but the text is clean, 2 specks of wear at the tips, 2 small cloth spots, else near fine, and reasonably bright, outstanding condition for this title. Scarce this nice, despite the low price. A whirlwind indictment of the aristocracy, a satire of sorts, but outwardly a love story, woven through with horror, nearly from the outset. The second chapter, fairly faithfully, illuminates the Comprachicos, a secret, nomadic, criminal society that roamed Europe, financed largely by the extorted purchase of babies, their satirical disfigurement by villainous surgeons (stunted growth, deformed faces, malformed bones), their training as mountebanks, and finally, their sale (typically after reaching maturity), to Lords (as court fools or pages), or to traveling sideshows (circuses of the grotesque).

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

      2nd. Ed. Pub. Macmillan. 1869 - Two volume set. Both with half titles, full-titles & illustrated frontispieces. Two folding colour maps and wood-engraved illustrations. 8vo. Hardbacks. A very minor amount of scattered foxing, o/w. contents in fine condition. Endpapers sometime renewed with period style replacements. Original green cloth boards, gilt decoration and lettering in most pleasing, very bright condition. A thoroughly very good set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        COSMOS:; Revue Encyclopédique Hebdomadaire des Progrès des Sciences, et de Leurs Applleations

      Paris: Bureau D'Abonnement et de Vente a la Librairie Auguste Goin, 1869. First edition. 7 issues, 8vo., varying paginations; stitched into printed self wrappers and untrimmed as issued. One issue has a triangular tear to the last 5 leaves with no loss of text. The various issues are very good to fine. In this contiguous group of weekly issues, 19 June 1869 to 31 July 1869, Charles Cros and Louis Ducos du Hauron, alternate publishing letters in defense of their individual claim of priority of the discovery of the three-color photographic process. A lengthy and substantive dialogue, which closely followed the publication of: Cros, Charles. SOLUTION GÉNÉRALE DU PROBLÈM DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DES COULEURS. Paris: Gauthiers-Villars et au Bureau du Journal Les Mondes, 1869, and preceeded the publication of: Ducos du Hauron, Louis. LES COULEURS EN PHOTOGRAPHIE ET EN PARTICULAR L'HÉLIOCHROMIE AU CHARBON. Paris: A. Marion, Janvier 1870, by several months. Scarce, with but a few holdings in the United States.

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        The Yachtville Boys

      Boston: Henry Hoyt, 1869. First Edition. cloth. Very good. 1st edition of the 3rd baseball novel ever, preceded by Oldfellow's Uncle Nat (1865), and Everett's Changing Base (1868), but The Yachtville Boys cuts some path too. It's the first baseball novel written by a woman, and the first one with a frontispiece illustrating the game being played, although the plate was engraved by an artist who had never seen baseball, so the view looks more like a deformed cricket match, even though the detailed account of the game, as played out in the text, leaves no doubt that the boys are contesting American baseball and no other sport. The Yachtville Boys is also the scarcest of the 3, with just a single defective 1st edition sold at auction in the last 50 years (1993). OCLC verifies that scarcity, locating only 7 copies in libraries worldwide (Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Kansas, Brown, Yale, U. C. L. A. and The American Antiquarian Society). Publisher's cloth, some rubs and wear to the spine tips and corners, (see photograph), inner paper hinges invisibly strengthened, but very good, sound, and with no major flaws, a superior copy of this book. Watch city on city (or country vs. country) team sports, and it's easy to forget that something higher is behind them all. Something so refined and cultured as to defy comparison. These games are no less than, a civilized substitute for war.

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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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        Barnaby Rudge. A Tale of the Riots of 'Eighty.

      London, Chapman And Hall, 1869. 13 cm x 18.5 cm. 380 Pages. With a Frontpiece by H.K Browne, And Four Illustrations By E. Finden, After Drawings by J. Absoton & Florbeaux. Original Hardcover, half leather with gilt lettering and ornamentations on spine, and marbled paper-covered boards. Very good condition with signs of external wear.

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        Karten der öffentlichen Grundstücke in der freien Hansestadt Bremen nebst Vermessungsregister und Beschreibungen. Bearbeitet im Jahre 1869 von G. H. Lindmeyer. Geometer.

      Bremen, 1869. - Handschriftliches Titelblatt in Rot, Grün und Schwarz, 1 Blatt (Inhaltsverzeichnis), 32 farbige handgezeichnete Kartenskizzen mit handschriftlichen Erklärungen auf den gegenüberliegenden Seiten, Folio (ca. 50,5x35 cm), Halbledereinband der Zeit mit aufmontiertem roten goldgeprägten Einbandtitel. 32 großformatige handgezeichnete farbige Kartenskizzen des damaligen Bremer Geometer Lindemeyer von öffentlichen Grundstücken mit den darauf gebauten Häusern, Büros, Plätzen etc. und die angrenzenden Gebiete. Enthält: Das Kornhaus an der Süsterstraße / Die Wohnhäuser in der Straße Tiefer / Das ehemalige Sperr-Erheberhaus am Bischoffsthore / Die General-Casse und das Statistische Bureau an der Marktstraße / Wohnhaus am Zollschoppen an der Holzpforte / Wohnhaus Catharinenstraße 12 und der kleine Hofplatz / Wohnhäuser Catharinenstraße 24, 26 / Das Stadttheater auf dem Walle / Kornhaus an der Natel (Fangthurm) / Wohnhäuser Klevenhusengang 1 und 2 / Wohnhaus Wichelnburg 7 / Thorhäuser am Ansgarthore / Thorhäuser am Doventhore / Wohnhaus Sanddüne 8 / Das ehemalige Wohnhaus auf der Sanddüne 8 / Das ehemalige Consumtions-Erheberhaus am Stephanithor / Wohnhäuser Werderstraße 21 und Holzstraße 2 / Das ehemalige Torfmagazin im Werder / Immobilie Kurzestraße 5 / Sperrgeld Erheberhaus am Buntenthore / Sperrgeld-Erheberhaus am Hohenthore / Die ehemalige Schlachtschreiberwohnung an der Schlachtpforte / Die Caserne vor dem Hohenthore / Der grüne Kamp in der Neustadt / Die Parcellen Gemüseland 10, 11 und 12 / Die Parcellen Gemüseland 23 bis 29 / Der Lagerplatz an der Herrlichkeit / Der Lagerplatz auf dem Theerhofe / Hofplatz an der Kleinenstraße / Hofplatz hinter dem Brunnen im Rotenthale / Hofplatz an der Huckpforte / Stadtwaage an der Langenstraße. - Der Rücken aufgeplatzt, ältere rudimentäre handschriftliche Rückenaufkleber der Zeit, die Ecken und Kanten etwas bestoßen, die Tafeln nur schwach gebräunt.

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        Pamphlets.

      Bruxelles, (J. H. Briard) chez tous les libraires, 1869. - 8vo. (4), VII, (1), 30, 50, 19, (1), XXXIX, (1). 120, (4) pp. (With:) The same. Pauvre France! Ibid., 1870. (4), 55, (1) pp. Together in contemporary full flexible leather with the original printed yellow wrappers bound within. First collected edition of these early writings by the famous French communard. Contains: L'Abstention (Élections de 1863); Les propos de Labiénus (1865); Histoire d'une brochure (1866); L'Échéance de 1869 (1866); Le deux décembre et la morale (1866); Histoire du deux décembre (by A. W. Kinglake, translated), as well as the separately published "Pauvre France!". Rogeard (1820-96) had had to flee to Belgium after ridiculing the Second Empire in "Les Propos de Labienus" (a fourth edition of which Karl Marx had in his library: MEGA IV.32, 1129). He returned after the proclamation of the Republic in 1870 and was elected to the Conseil de la Commune in 1871. After the fall of the Commune he took refuge in Vienna and later in Budapest, returning to France only after the amnesty of 1880. - Occasional slight browning, but an appealing volume. Rare. OCLC 9510506. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Charles Lyell Autographed Letter Signed.

      Autographed Signed Letter from Charles Lyell, the father of modern geology. It reads, " Wed. Nov. 24, 1869 Sir James Colvile, I have just heard from our friend Dr. Hooker that you wish to meet me tomorrow (Thursday Nov. 25th) at the Athenaeum in the afternoon. I will be there at 1/2 past 3 ockl. P.M. & tell the porter where I am to be found. Most truly yours Charles Lyell." In near fine condition. Double matted and framed opposite a photograph of Lyell. The entire piece measures 14 inches by 17 inches. Sir Charles Lyell was a Scottish geologist who popularized the revolutionary work of James Hutton. He is best known as the author of Principles of Geology, which presented uniformitarianism-the idea that the Earth was shaped by the same scientific processes still in operation today-to the broad general public. Principles of Geology also challenged theories popularized by Georges Cuvier, which were the most accepted and circulated ideas about geology in Europe at the time. His scientific contributions included an explanation of earthquakes, the theory of gradual "backed up-building" of volcanoes, and in stratigraphy the division of the Tertiary period into the Pliocene, Miocene, and Eocene. He also coined the currently-used names for geological eras, Palaeozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic. He incorrectly conjectured that icebergs may be the emphasis behind the transport of glacial erratics, and that silty loess deposits might have settled out of flood waters. Lyell, following deistic traditions, favored an indefinitely long age for the earth, despite geological evidence suggesting an old but finite age. He was a close friend of Charles Darwin, and contributed significantly to Darwin's thinking on the processes involved in evolution. He helped to arrange the simultaneous publication in 1858 of papers by Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace on natural selection, despite his personal religious qualms about the theory. He later published evidence from geology of the time man had existed on Earth.

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        Jeterseville and Sailors Creek From Surveys under the direction of Bvt. Brig. Gen. N. Michler, Maj. of Engineers By Command of Bvt. Maj. Genl. A.A. Humphreys, Brig. Genl. & Chief of Engineers 1867

      U.S. War Department, 1869. unbound. very good. Map. Photolithograph lined with canvas. Image measures 19.75" x 33.75" Beautifully detailed Civil War map, showing Jetersville in Virginia, southwest of Richmond. This unusual map was part of a series of surveys by the U.S. War Department, showing all topographical features, private residences, railroads, waterways, major routes and significant landmarks, with relief in hachures. Published in the atlas "Military Maps Illustrating the Operations of the Armies Of The Potomac & James May 4th 1864 to April 9th 1865 including Battlefields of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna, Totopotomoy, Cold Harbor, The Siege Of Petersburg And Richmond Battle-fields of Five Forks", 1869. Creasing and chips to original centerfold and edges. Reinforcements to corners. Major John E. Weyss was a topographical engineer and surveyor. Hard to find.

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        PROCESSO FOTOGRAFICO AL CARBONE

      Tip. della Societ_ Cooperativa, 1869. In 8_, bross. ed., pp. 65, alcune ill. n.t. Cop. mancante, quasi completamente slegato, fior. Discrete condizioni._ L'Autore, membro della Societ_ Francese di Fotografia e nel 1881 relatore speciale della sezione Fotografia all'Esposizione Industriale Italiana che si svolse a Milano nel 1881, espone in questo volumetto il suo metodo per il processo fotografico al carbone, dando indicazioni dettagliate riguardo ai materiali da usare. _Partendo dalle origini e descrivendo il processo di Alfonse Poitevin, l'inventore del metodo nella met_ dell'Ottocento, il processo Geymet ed Alker, Marechal e Tessi_, l'Autore propone riflessioni e consigli intorno alla pratica, la causa e i rimedi degli insuccessi. Una curiosit_: l'Autore invita gli aspirtanti fotografi a cimentarsi nel nuovo metodo e a partecipare al concorso fotografico da lui indetto con in palio una medaglia d'argento per il primo classificato, avente da un lato il ritratto di Giovanni Battista della Porta, scopritore della camera oscura e al rovescio: l'iscrizione Premio Montagna, Concorso per la Fotografia al Carbone 1870.

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        Science de la morale

      Librairie Philosophique de Ladrange - Paris, 1869, 2 vol. in-8 demi-chagrin brun à 4 faux-nerfs soulignés de filets dorés (reliure de l'époque) 2ff.-VIII-608pp. / 2ff.-591pp. Edition originale rare de ce texte majeur de la philosophie morale et sociale, écrit dans une optique républicaine. Bon exemplaire en reliure de l'époque. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Charles Lyell Autographed Letter Signed.

      Autographed Signed Letter from Charles Lyell, the father of modern geology. It reads, " Wed. Nov. 24, 1869 Sir James Colvile, I have just heard from our friend Dr. Hooker that you wish to meet me tomorrow (Thursday Nov. 25th) at the Athenaeum in the afternoon. I will be there at 1/2 past 3 ockl. P.M. & tell the porter where I am to be found. Most truly yours Charles Lyell." In near fine condition. Double matted and framed opposite a photograph of Lyell. The entire piece measures 14 inches by 17 inches. Sir Charles Lyell was a Scottish geologist who popularized the revolutionary work of James Hutton. He is best known as the author of Principles of Geology, which presented uniformitarianism-the idea that the Earth was shaped by the same scientific processes still in operation today-to the broad general public. Principles of Geology also challenged theories popularized by Georges Cuvier, which were the most accepted and circulated ideas about geology in Europe at the time. His scientific contributions included an explanation of earthquakes, the theory of gradual "backed up-building" of volcanoes, and in stratigraphy the division of the Tertiary period into the Pliocene, Miocene, and Eocene. He also coined the currently-used names for geological eras, Palaeozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic. He incorrectly conjectured that icebergs may be the emphasis behind the transport of glacial erratics, and that silty loess deposits might have settled out of flood waters. Lyell, following deistic traditions, favored an indefinitely long age for the earth, despite geological evidence suggesting an old but finite age. He was a close friend of Charles Darwin, and contributed significantly to Darwin's thinking on the processes involved in evolution. He helped to arrange the simultaneous publication in 1858 of papers by Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace on natural selection, despite his personal religious qualms about the theory. He later published evidence from geology of the time man had existed on Earth.

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        "The Invention of Printing"

      Framed artwork. This piece replicates an original engraving first published in 1869 as the frontispiece to the second volume of Evert Duyckinck's "History of the World from the Earliest Period to the Present Time". The image depicts in rich color an imagined scene of Gutenberg, identified by his long beard and fur cap, examining the first proof of his Bible. Around him are gathered three workers, with various instruments for printing lying about the background. The piece has been painted in oil on mill-board, which, according to a label on the back of the board, was sold by Winsor & Newton, an art-supply firm who has retained a Royal Warrant since 1841. This image has now become iconic and can be seen through print and web sources, but never with this much detail or with this particular color palette. Housed in an elaborate gold frame, which shows minor wear, else fine. Framed painting measures 13" by 11 3/4"

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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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        Two Autograph Letters, signed ("Dean Sage"), to his prospective sister-in-law, "My dear Jennie," 8 December 1868, and to his brother Will, 4 March 1869

      Albany, 1869. 2 pp. on ruled paper; 3 pp. on letterhead of H.W. Sage & Co. Wholesale Lumber Merchants Albany, N.Y. 8vo. First letter fine; second letter with a few blotted words, small paper flaws along one fold, very good. 2 pp. on ruled paper; 3 pp. on letterhead of H.W. Sage & Co. Wholesale Lumber Merchants Albany, N.Y. 8vo. Two intimate letters from Dean Sage, member of the prominent Albany firm of lumber merchants founded by his father H.W. Sage. The first is to his prospective sister-in-law Jennie (Jane, née Curtin, 1847-1893), after learning of her engagement to his brother Will. He welcomes her to the family, and writes "I think I have never longed so much to meet a person I have never seen." The second letter is to his brother Will, (William Henry Sage, 1844-1924), recalling their great love for each other from boyhood to the present "in spite of our frequent quarrels." Dean Sage (1841-1902) is remembered as author of a great late-nineteenth century sporting book, The Ristigouche and Its Salmon Fishing (1888), and as one of the great American angling collectors.

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        American Beauty Personified as The Nine Muses

      (Boston: A.A. Childs & Co. Printed by Rand, Avery & Frye), 1869. Fine. First edition. Text by Charles Astor Bristed. Small square quarto. [34]pp. Green cloth elaborately decorated in gilt. Publication information in gilt on rear board. Tiny smudge on front board else a fine and bright copy, with the images crisp and clear. Gift inscription on front fly: "Miss Annie Evans with Compliments of Frank Ellis. Nov. 14, 1872." Tipped-in frontispiece portrait albumen photograph of artist Joseph Fagnani, with nine additional albumen photographs from portraits of American women by Fagnani, each sitter identified lightly in pencil in the hand of a previous owner under her portrait. The book was meant to accompany the exhibition of paintings of the "Nine Muses" in 1869 in New York by Italian painter Joseph Fagnani, who used American models to stress the American, over the European, ideal of beauty. The paintings depicted in the book are now held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A lovely copy. Reportedly one of only 50 copies in this format.

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

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

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        Phineas Finn, the Irish Member. With. illustrations by J.E. Millais

      London: Virtue & Co. 1869 - First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, vi, (ii), 320; vi, (ii), 328 pp. 20 plates, occasional light foxing, marbled endpapers. Bound by Root and Son in later half calf, t.e.g., gilt spine with morocco labels, an excellent set. Sadleir 30.

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        The Yachtville Boys

      Boston: Henry Hoyt, 1869. First Edition. cloth. Very good. 1st edition of the 3rd baseball novel ever, preceded by Oldfellow's Uncle Nat (1865), and Everett's Changing Base (1868), but The Yachtville Boys cuts some path too. It's the first baseball novel written by a woman, and the first one with a frontispiece illustrating the game being played, although the plate was engraved by an artist who had never seen baseball, so the view looks more like a deformed cricket match, even though the detailed account of the game, as played out in the text, leaves no doubt that the boys are contesting American baseball and no other sport. The Yachtville Boys is also the scarcest of the 3, with just a single defective 1st edition sold at auction in the last 50 years (1993). OCLC verifies that scarcity, locating only 7 copies in libraries worldwide (Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Kansas, Brown, Yale, U. C. L. A. and The American Antiquarian Society). Publisher's cloth, some rubs and wear to the spine tips and corners, (see photograph), inner paper hinges invisibly strengthened, but very good, sound, and with no major flaws, a superior copy of this book. Watch city on city (or country vs. country) team sports, and it's easy to forget that something higher is behind them all. Something so refined and cultured as to defy comparison. These games are no less than, a civilized substitute for war.

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        Juvenile Sketchbook of Animals;1869.

      1869 - Small landscape octavo, approx 5" x 7". 16 unpaginated sketches, plus a further 8 inscribed pages (in an adult hand) and sketches loosely inserted in a slightly larger size. Stitched thin pale green card wraps with printed titles and decorative border in black to upper cover and "Joseph age 8 March 12th 1869" inscribed inside border. A sketchbook of animals (giraffes, zebra, horses, elephants, camels, gnu and a hare) drawn by the artist in childhood, mostly in pencil, with one watercolour inside rear cover. Ms inscription pasted to verso of upper cover: "I certify that this book of drawings is the work of my uncle Joseph Crawhall 1861-1913 John E Crawhall-Wood March 1968". John Emerson Crawhall-Wood (1909-1981) was the son of Joseph Crawhall's younger sister Beatrice (Bea), who married John Wood of Easingwold. Covers lightly scuffed and soiled; corner of inscribed label torn with loss, but signature and dates intact. Joseph Crawhall III (1861-1913) was born at Morpeth, Northumberland, and trained at King's College, London, before going to Paris to work with Aime Nicolas Morot (French 1850-1913) in 1882. He came from a family of well-established Northumbrian artists and was the third generation to bear the same name; his relatives encouraged the young Joseph is his artistic endeavours and he grew into one of the most distinguished painters of animals and birds of his day. Joseph's father taught him how to draw and made him work from memory, and he carefully preserved his son's early drawing books, naming and dating each one. Young Joseph's efforts were regarded as important and even before the age of ten he had shown great talent. One of his earliest known works "Lion Attacking Giraffe" dates from 1869, the same year as this sketchbook, which is very clearly related in both subject matter and style, redolent with movement and life. Crawhall's biographer Adrian Bury describes the above drawing thus, "Most children can and do draw, but the difference between this work and average juvenilia is that it is inherent with the qualities of genius". By 1873 his prep school art master said " I can teach him nothing, he already knows more than I do". During the 1880s and 1890s, Joseph Crawhall's work became associated with the Glasgow Boys, and he was strongly influenced by the Impressionists; many of Crawhall's works are now in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and in the Burrell Collection, Glasgow. Bury, Joseph Crawhall The Man & The Artist, especially pp 38-43.

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        G. W. Colton's Township Map of the State of Iowa

      G.W. & C.B. Colton, New York 1869 - Folding pocket map, full period hand-colouring, ornamental border. Census table at lower right. Folds into publisher's blindstamped cloth covers, title stamped in gilt on the upper cover, Colton ad on the front pastedown. Colton pocket map of Iowa Iowa experienced explosive growth during the 1860s, largely as a result of the rapid development of the state's railroad system. At the beginning of the decade, Iowa's few railroads were entirely confined to the eastern one-third of the state. By the time Colton published this fine map in 1869, several lines had pushed to its western border, including the Mississippi & Missouri Railroad, which joined the transcontinental railroad at Council Bluffs. This map is similar to another one published by the Coltons in the same period, though smaller and without the "sectional" divisions. Rumsey 0180 (1855 issue); Phillips, A List of Maps of America , p. 337 (1862 issue). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Man Who Laughs [L'Homme qui Rit]

      New York: Appleton, 1869. First Edition. cloth. Near fine. 1st edition in English, preceding all. A tour de force, from Hugo's pen, written in the last year of his exile. Precedes the Dana Estes edition, the Caldwell edition, the London edition, and all the others. Original grass green cloth, 1 of 3 colors published concurrently. Pale yellow endpapers, and though also bound with coated yellow endpapers there is no priority and there is no doubt that our book was issued with these endpapers. A few fox marks to the prelims, but the text is clean, 2 specks of wear at the tips, 2 small cloth spots, else near fine, and reasonably bright, outstanding condition for this title. Scarce this nice, despite the low price. A whirlwind indictment of the aristocracy, a satire of sorts, but outwardly a love story, woven through with horror, nearly from the outset. The second chapter, fairly faithfully, illuminates the Comprachicos, a secret, nomadic, criminal society that roamed Europe, financed largely by the extorted purchase of babies, their satirical disfigurement by villainous surgeons (stunted growth, deformed faces, malformed bones), their training as mountebanks, and finally, their sale (typically after reaching maturity), to Lords (as court fools or pages), or to traveling sideshows (circuses of the grotesque).

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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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        American Beauty Personified as The Nine Muses

      (Boston: A.A. Childs & Co. Printed by Rand, Avery & Frye), 1869. Fine. First edition. Text by Charles Astor Bristed. Small square quarto. [34]pp. Green cloth elaborately decorated in gilt. Publication information in gilt on rear board. Tiny smudge on front board else a fine and bright copy, with the images crisp and clear. Gift inscription on front fly: "Miss Annie Evans with Compliments of Frank Ellis. Nov. 14, 1872." Tipped-in frontispiece portrait albumen photograph of artist Joseph Fagnani, with nine additional albumen photographs from portraits of American women by Fagnani, each sitter identified lightly in pencil in the hand of a previous owner under her portrait. The book was meant to accompany the exhibition of paintings of the "Nine Muses" in 1869 in New York by Italian painter Joseph Fagnani, who used American models to stress the American, over the European, ideal of beauty. The paintings depicted in the book are now held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A lovely copy. Reportedly one of only 50 copies in this format.

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        COSMOS:; Revue Encyclopédique Hebdomadaire des Progrès des Sciences, et de Leurs Applleations

      Bureau D'Abonnement et de Vente a la Librairie Auguste Goin, Paris 1869 - 7 issues, 8vo., varying paginations; stitched into printed self wrappers and untrimmed as issued. One issue has a triangular tear to the last 5 leaves with no loss of text. The various issues are very good to fine. In this contiguous group of weekly issues, 19 June 1869 to 31 July 1869, Charles Cros and Louis Ducos du Hauron, alternate publishing letters in defense of their individual claim of priority of the discovery of the three-color photographic process. A lengthy and substantive dialogue, which closely followed the publication of: Cros, Charles. SOLUTION GÉNÉRALE DU PROBLÈM DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DES COULEURS. Paris: Gauthiers-Villars et au Bureau du Journal Les Mondes, 1869, and preceeded the publication of: Ducos du Hauron, Louis. LES COULEURS EN PHOTOGRAPHIE ET EN PARTICULAR L'HÉLIOCHROMIE AU CHARBON. Paris: A. Marion, Janvier 1870, by several months. Scarce, with but a few holdings in the United States. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1869. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition, first printing. About Very Good. Spine cloth faded with shallow chipping at ends, light rubbing and light soiling to cloth, tape stains to paste downs, joints exposed on both sides of the front free end paper with associated rubbing to the fore edge of ffep, previous owner details at front and a ding to the edge of the page block causing chips to several page edges; else a much nicer copy than normally encountered. The first edition to be printed in America, following the suppressed 1865 edition which utilized British sheets, and of which there are few surviving copies.

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        Odes et Ballades. Les Orientales. Les Feuilles d'automne. Les Chants du Crépuscule. Les Voix intérieures. Les Rayons et les Ombres. Les Contemplations. La Légende des siècles. Les Chansons des rues et des bois. Edition elzévirienne. Ornements par E. Froment.

      - Paris, Helzel et cie (impr. Jouaust), 1869-1870. 10 volumes in-12, reliure bradel plein maroquin émeraude (Carayon), dos ornés, couvertures et dos conservés, non rognés (dos légèrement brunis). Imprimé sur papier vergé de Hollande. Complet des 10 volumes. Sous une riche reliure de Carayon. Très bel exemplaire. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        2 Eigenh. Brief m. U.

      Wien, 3. Juni und 2. Juli 1869. - Zusammen 2 SS. auf 2 gefalt. Doppelbll. 4to. Beide Briefe an Wilhelm Schaup (1838-1899): "In Folge Ihrer geneigten Bestellung erlaube ich mir anzuzeigen, daß ich in circa 3 Wochen einen schönen Flügel der gewünschten Gattung zur Verfügung stellen werde, und zugleich die Versicherung zu geben, daß ich es gewiss als Ehrensache betrachten werde Ew Wohlgeboren ein besonders schönes, gelungenes Instrument zu liefern [ ]" (Eigenh. Brief mit U., Wien, 3. Juni 1869). "Auf Ihre sehr geschätzte Zuschrift vom 28/6. ist es mir leider sehr schwer eine befriedigende Antwort zu geben. Bösendorfer's Instrumente aus damaliger Zeit sind im allgemeinen gut und solid gearbeitet, und kann ein solches nach mäßiger Benützung und sorgfaltiger Behandlung leicht noch 300 bis 350 fl werth sein, es kann aber auch durch Einwirkung äußerer Umstände, allzu vieles und starkes Spielen (namentlich Walzer), und Unkenntnis des jeweiligen Stimmers kaum mehr einen Werth von 150 fl repräsentieren. Hinüber ein endgültiges Urtheil abzugeben ist mir ohne es gesehen zu haben natürlich ganz unmöglich, so sehr es mir zum Vergnügen gereiche würde, Ew Wohlgeboren in dieser Beziehung bestens dienen zu können [ ]" (Eigenh. Brief mit U.; Wien, 2. Juli 1869). - Wilhelm Schaup kaufte 1858 ein kleines Brauhaus und wurde damit zum Begründer der Großbrauerei Zipf in Oberösterreich. Durch technische Modernisierung konnte er die Firma zur größten oberösterreichischen Brauerei machen. Er gründete ein Betriebskrankenhaus sowie eine Betriebskrankenkasse und richtete einen Unterstützungsfonds ein. 1870-93 war er als Mitglied der Fortschrittspartei, dann der Vereinigten Linken Abgeordneter zum Reichsrat. - Nach einer Lehre als Orgelbauer bei Friederici in Hildesheim trat Ehrbar als Praktikant in die Klavierfabrik Eduard Seuffert ein, wurde bald Geschäftsleiter und leitete seit 1855 selbständig die Fabrik. "Er machte erstmals Gebrauch vom Gußrahmen im Klavierbau und bekam seit 1862 eine Reihe von internationalen Preisen für seine Fabrikate. Im franzisko-josephinischen Wien führte Ehrbar einen namhaften Salon und machte sich um die Förderung junger Künstler verdient. 1876/77 ließ er durch Joseph Weninger ein Palais erbauen, in dem sich ein großer Konzertsaal befand" (DBE, Saur). Zu Ehrbar vgl. auch MGG VII, 1105 und X, 1917. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        De la terre à la lune

      - Hetzel, Paris 1869, In-8 (18x27,7cm), 169pp., relié. - Nuova edizione illustrata con 41 disegni e una mappa di De Montaut dopo l'edizione originale illustrato 1868. editor di cartonnage ha dichiarato: "Al mazzi di rose terzo tipo" a verde erba.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition illustrée de 41 dessins et une carte par De Montaut après l'édition originale illustrée de 1868. Cartonnage d'éditeur dit "Aux bouquets de roses du 3e type" à la couleur vert gazon. Assez belle première plaque, bien nette, avec quelques minimes frottements. Coins émoussés. Coiffes froissées et frottées. Un petit accroc sur le mors inférieur. Second plat avec une virgule blanchâtre et de menus traces de frottement. Rousseurs éparses, fortes sur la page de titre. Déchirure au feuillet de la table des matières avec manque de presque la moitiè du feuillet sans atteinte au texte. Des cahiers brunis. Un des titres mythiques de science fiction de Jules Verne, dans lequel le Gun club de Baltimore décide de faire voyager des hommes vers la lune par le moyen d'un canon. C'est la troisième oeuvre de l'auteur, après Cinq semaines en ballon et Voyage au centre de la terre. On sait combien l'imagination basée sur les connaissances scientifiques de Jules Verne sera prémonitoire et qu'elle inspirera nombre d'artistes. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.  

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