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        Our American Cousin: A Drama, in 3 Acts

      [New York:] Printed, But Not Published, 1869 - 12mo, modern blue paper boards, black leather label on the upper board, gilt lettering, 46 pages. The most famous play (of many) by Tom Taylor (1817-1880) and arguably the most famous play of the 19th century: it was being performed at Ford's Theater, Washington, D.C., on April 14, 1865, when midway through Act III John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln - thus immortalizing a farcical comedy which otherwise would have been long since forgotten. The American rights to Our American Cousin were purchased by New York theater owner Laura Keene in 1858. It was immensely popular and was still being performed more than ten years later, but there was no printed version of it until this one in 1869. Keene had shrewdly stated on the title-page that it was "Printed, but not published" - a step taken to protect her valuable rights from unscrupulous theater owners who could produce plays that had been "published" because copyright laws did not give them adequate protection. On the verso of the title-page is list of the cast at the first performance at Ms. Keene's theater on October 15, 1858, which included Joseph Jefferson. Contemporary manuscript notes on the front blank, listing other plays by Tom Taylor. Paper a little browned and foxed; very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Idylles du Roi. Enide - Viviane - Elaine - Genievre.

      Poèmes traduits de l'anglais par Francisque-Michel, avec trente-six gravures sur acier d'après les dessins de Gustave Doré, 1 vol. in- folio reliure éditeur pleine percaline rouge, Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie, Paris, 1869, 1 f. blanc, 3 ff., 1 f., 59 pp. ; 1 f., 31 pp. ; 1 f., 48 pp. ; 1 f., 24 pp. avec 36 planches hors texte sous serpente avec légende imprimée 9 9 9 Très joli exemplaire en bon état, bien complet et frais (un coin plié, qq. rares rouss., cartonnage très lég. frotté avec qq. infimes accrocs, bel exemplaire par ailleurs). Leblanc, 334 Français

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        Studien über die Entwickelung der Echinodermen und Nemertinen.

      St.-Petersbourg: Commissionnaires de l'Académie Impériale des sciences, 1869. hardcover. Sehr gut. Mémoires de L`Académie Impériale des Sciences de St.-Pétersbourg, VIIe Série. Tome XIV, No. 8. Mit 12 Kupfertafeln. 4to. Neuer Pappband mit Bezug aus altem Buntpapier und gedrucktem Deckelschild, 2 Bll., 73 S., Tafeln. DSB IX, 332. Frühe Arbeit von Metschnikow (1845-1916), der 1908, zusammen mit Paul Ehrlich, für seine immunologischen Arbeiten den Nobelpreis erhielt. "In 1865 Metschnikoff went to Naples, there began a systematic study of the development of germ layers in invertebrate embryos, a subject less well understood in the time than the similar development in vetrebrate embryos" (DSB). - Stempel des Zoologen Dr. Jules Barrois/Lille über der Einleitung auf Seite 1. Barrois arbeitete in dem von Hermann Fol gegründeten meeresbiologische Laboratorium von Villefranche, in dem auch Metschnikow in den Jahren 1882 bis 1884 zeitweise tätig war. Die Russische Akademie der Wissenschaften etablierte dort eine zoologische Station. Schönes, breitrandiges und sehr sauberes Exemplar der Originalarbeit in einem neuen, bibliophilen Buchbindereinband mit zeitgenössischem Butpapier. Tafel XII wurde im Anhang vor Tafel I eingebunden. Titelblatt mit kleinen, schwach bräunlichen Farbverwischungen. Tafel II am unteren Rand minimal braunfleckig.

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        Eigenh. Brief und eh. Vollmacht mit U.

      Wien, 4. X. 1869. - Zusammen 2 SS. auf Doppelblättern. Folio. An und für Heinrich von Bayer: "Ich war heute hier um mit Ihnen persönlich Rücksprache zu nehmen, leider nicht angetroffen. Herr von Bayer, Sie thaten mir sehr unrecht, daß Sie sagten, ich verdiene kein Mitleid. - Herr v. Bayer! Ich will, da[ß] Sie für mich nicht das geringste Mitleid haben - das thun was Sie von mir verlangen, obwohl in der sicheren Voraussicht, daß es für mich sehr verhängnisvoll wird. - Ich übertrage Ihnen die Vollmacht per 16. d. M. an für mich bei der Theaterkasse jeden Monat 10fl zu beheben bis zur Tilgung. Herr v. Bayer! Sie werden vielleicht mein Unglück sein! Ich bitte entschuldige die Schrift, ich bin in Aufregung [.]" (undat. Br.). - Die mit 4. X. 1869 datierte Vollmacht berechtigt den Adressaten, sich die besagten zehn Gulden allmonatlich auszahlen zu lassen. - Der in Viktring in Kärnten geborene Sohn eines Färbermeisters beendete 1867 sein Chemiestudium, um sich gänzlich seiner musikalischen Ausbildung und Laufbahn zu widmen, die ihn vom Chorsänger der Wiener Hofoper zum Ehrenmitglied derselben (1907) avancieren ließ. "Das zu seiner Zeit berühmte 'Koschat-Quintett' [.] unternahm zahlreiche Konzertreisen in Europa und Amerika und trug sehr viel zur Popularität von Koschats Kompositionen bei" (MGG VII, 1639). 1934 wurde ihm zu Ehren in Klagenfurt ein Museum eröffnet. Vgl. Öst. Lex. I, 642. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        WOOD-SIDE AND SEA-SIDE ETCHINGS ENGRAVINGS BY Foster, Dalziel, Hows, Duncan, Weir, Harvey, Evans, Durand

      d. appleton & co., new york 1869 - Very Good. Gold gilt, back gilt stamped dec and title. All Edge Gilt. ILLUSTRATIONS BY Foster, Dalziel, Hows, Duncan, Weir, Harvey, Evans, Durand, minor rubbing to book corners; previous owner inscription fep DATE PUBLISHED: 1869 EDITION: 96 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rough Notes of Seven Campaigns in Portugal Spain France and America

      1869 - A scarce memoir of several war campaigns. A fascinating work, with first-hand accounts of several missions from 1809 to 1815 in Europe and America. Written by John Spencer Cooper,a late Serjeant in the 7th Royal Fusileers. This is the first edition of this work, with the second edition not printed until 1914. This work includes the Battle of Talavera, the Battle of Busacco, the Battle of Albuhera, Battle of the Pyrenees, Battle of Victoria, Battle of Pampeluna, Battle of Vera, Battle of Orthes, Battle of Thoulouse, Battle of New Orleans and more. Condition: In a full cloth binding with blind stamping to boards. Externally, smart. Small amount of bumping to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Light rubbing to joints. Internally, firmly bound. Prior owner's marks to margins of pages 2 and 3, not obstructing text. Pages are generally bright, slightly age toned to edges. The odd spots throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LA SEINE - I LE BASSIN PARISIEN AUX AGES ANTÉHISTORIQUES - 2 tomes : TEXTE + PLANCHES DE PALÉONTOLOGIE (79 PLANCHES)

      - 1869, Paris, Imprimerie Impériale. 2 forts volumes in 4° reliure éditeur verte, blason doré, dos titres dorés. Volume 1 : CVI + 288 pages + corrections + planches HT couleurs. Volume 2 : Planches HT en noir. Ouvrages bien complets en bon état, frottement sur le cartonnage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recueil de thèses et travaux sur les maladies du système nerveux

      Paris 1869 - Demi basane de l'époque. Dix-sept ouvrages reliés en deux fort volumes in-8 (242x158 mm) Reliures frottées, une coiffe abîmée. . Précieux recueil contenant en particulier la rare thèse de Babinski avec un envoi autographe à Jules Comby. Volume I : 1- BOURNEVILLE, Désiré Magloire - GUÉRARD, Léon. De la sclérose en plaques disséminées. 1869. Adrien Delahaye. Paris. (4)-239-(2) pages et 1 planche La sclérose en plaques est une maladie neurologique auto-immune du système nerveux central. Ses manifestations cliniques sont liées à une démyélinisation des fibres nerveuses du cerveau, de la moelle épinière et du nerf optique. Elle a été décrite pour la première fois en 1868 par Charcot. Il s'agit donc ici de l'une des toutes premières études sur le sujet. Bourneville était neurologue à l'hôpital Bicêtre. Il a laissé son nom à la Sclérose Tubéreuse de Bourneville. Il est considéré comme l'un des tout premiers pédo-psychiatres (avant la lettre). 2. BABINSKI, Joseph. Étude anatomique et clinique sur la sclérose en plaques. 1885. G. Masson. Paris. 150-(1)-(1 bl.) pages et 2 planches. Envoi "A mon ami le Dr Comby, Souvenir affectueux". La rare thèse de Babinski sur la sclérose en plaque. Il identifie en autre que l'hémiplégie peut être un symptôme d'un sclérose en plaques. Babinski reste célèbre pour le signe de Babinski. Ce test sur le réflexe cutanné de la voute plantaire permet de détecter chez l'adulte la présence de troubles neurologiques. 3. GEFFRIER, Paul. Étude sur les troubles de la miction dans les maladies du système nerveux. 1884. O. Berthier. Paris. 185-(1) pages. Manque un feuillet liminaire (blanc ou faux-titre). Envoi "A mon excellent collègue Comby. Souvenirs des hopitaux". 4. GILLE, Charles-Louis . De l'hémiopie avec hémiplégie ou hémi-anesthésie. 1880. Adrien Delahaye. Paris. 45-(1 bl.)-(1)-(1 bl.) pages. Salissure page 5. Envoi "A mon excellent ami et collègue Comby". 5. GIRAUDEAU, Charles. Des accidents vertigineux et apoplectiformes dans le cours des maladies de la moelle épinière. 1884. Adrien Delahaye. Paris. 81-(1 bl.)-(1)-(1 bl.) pages 6. BARTH, Henry. Du sommeil non naturel. Ses diverses formes. 1886. Asselin et Houzeau. Paris. (4)-186 pages. Envoi "A mon excellent ami Comby. Souvenirs affectueux". Une thèse d’agrégation qui fait autorité sur le sujet. 7. DEJERINE, Jules. L'hérédité dans les maladies du système nerveux. 1886. Asselin et Houzeau. Paris. xv-(1 bl.)-293-(1 bl.) pages et 5 planches dépliantes (La première coupée en 2 parties à la reliure). Manque un feuillet blanc au début. Heirs of Hippocrates [2114] Volume II : 1. MARIE, Pierre. Contribution à l'étude et au diagnostic des formes frustes de la Maladie de Basedow. 1883. A. Delahaye et E. Lecrosnier. Paris. (4)-85-(1 bl.)-(1)-(1 bl.)-(1)-(1 bl.) pages. Cachet "Docteur Philippe Raverdy". Envoi "A mon ami J. Comby souvenir de Lariboisière". G&M 3830 : "The fourth cardinal sign in exophthalmic goitre - tremor - was first mentionned by Pierre Marie" 2. BLONDEAU, Amédée-René : Étude clinique sur le pouls lent permanent avec attaques syncopales et épileptiformes. 1879. V.A. Delahaye et Cie. Paris. (4)-71-(1) pages. Envoi "A M. le Dr J. Comby assurance de mes sentiments sympatiques". 3. BÉTOUS, Isidore. Étude sur le tabes dorsal spasmodique. 1876. V.A. Delahaye et Cie. Paris. 46-(1)-(1 bl.) pages. Notes manuscrites page 14. 4. PLUYAUD, Pierre-Joseph. Étude des réflexes tendineux dans la fièvre typhoïde. 1883. A. Delahaye et E. Lecrosnier. Paris. (4)-72-(1)-(1 bl.) pages. 5. RAYMOND, Fulgence. Étude anatomique, physiologique et clinique sur l'hémichorée l'hémianesthésie et les tremblements symptomatiques. 1876. A. Delahaye et Cie. Paris. (4)-139 (i.e. 138) pages et 3 planches Thèse de doctorat de médecine soutenue devant Vulpian et Charcot. Fulgence Raymond (1844-1910) est un neurologue français qui succéda à Jean-Martin Charcot (1825-1893) comme titulaire de la Chaire de neurologie de la Salpêtrière en 1894. 6. BRISSAUD, Édouard. Recherches anatomo-pathologi [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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, NAPOLI 1869 - ITALIANO 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.

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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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        Maritime Nautical Sailing interest Manuscript Original Sea Pilot's Log Book, Queens Harbour Master, Spithead, Portsmouth Docks, Solent 1869

      Unpublished Manuscript, Portsmouth 1869 - This is a fascinating Original Manuscript book kept by the Queens Harbour Master, a Pilots Log Book recording all the vessels that were guided through the Solent, Spithead into Dock, including Prussian Frigates etc, the book commences on Sunday March 21st 1869, and finishes on 21st July 1869 running to fifty used pages, all fifty pages are fully used except the final leaf, front endpaper lists the Pilot's boat crew as Arthur Trimnell,!, Charles Lewis, Robert Hibbs and Samuel Rodgers, packed with interesting information on the various ships coming in to dock, including Prussian Frigates, etc book is bound in an old half leather binding measuring 32cm by 21cm approx. Cover has general rubbing with mild loss to the leather at spine ends, internally creasing to some pages else in good general condition Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Confederate Broadside “Charleston Mercury Extra: Passed Unanimously at 1:15 O’clock p.m. December 20th, 1869. An Ordinance to Dissolve the Union between the State of South Carolina and other States The Union is Dissolved!”

      Charleston, SC - Confederate Broadside “Charleston Mercury Extra: Passed Unanimously at 1:15 O’clock p.m. December 20th, 1869. An Ordinance to Dissolve the Union between the State of South Carolina and other States The Union is Dissolved!” Charleston, SC Dec. 20, 1860. Folio broadside 11 ½ x 22 ½ inches viewable, professionally matted and framed. The first printing of the first secession ordinance. The first American Confederate imprint, issued minutes after South Carolina became the first state to secede from the Union. This copy is above average and complete as issued as the wide margins have not been trimmed. A few light creases, offsetting from early folding, per usual, a few small tears and pinholes, per usual, professionally matted and framed. 480

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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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        L'Ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manche. 2 volumes.

      Paris, Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie. 1869 - Traduction de Louis Viardot avec 370 compositions de Gustave Doré gravées sur bois par H. Pisan. (dont 120 à plein page). Complet & Contrôlé. Premier tirage. Paris, Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie. - 1869. Tome 1 - XXIV et 586 pages. Tome 2 - 636 pages. Belle reliure pleine percaline rouge de l'éditeur. Dos orné et doré. Premiers plats ornés d'une plaque dorée avec titre, auteur et illustrateur encadrés de filets et fleurons angulaires à froid. Manque étiquette de tomaison sur le T1. Quelques rousseurs sur le texte, rares sur les planches. Très bon état. Format in-folio (38x28). [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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