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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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        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

      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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        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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        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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        ITINERAIRE DE LA CORSE 1869 LEONARD DE SAINT-GERMAIN

      - ITINERAIRE DE LA CORSE 1869 LEONARD DE SAINT-GERMAIN

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        The Book of Mormon [printed in the Deseret Alphabet]

      New York: Published for the Deseret University by Russell Bros, 1869. First edition. Hardcover. xi, 443p. Octavo [23 cm] in finely pebbled black cloth with title and image of the Salt Lake Temple gilt-stamped on spine, boards ruled in blind. Shallow chipping to spine tips, corners moderately bumped and exposed, else very light wear; hinges mobile, but sound; familial ownership history inscribed in ink for front free endpaper, else interior is unmarked, with crisp, bright leaves. As related in the inscriptions on the front endpaper, this copy was given to Glenn Groesbeck Smith by Will Lund of the Church Historian's Office. This notation was written by Groesbeck Smith's wife Christene Johnson Smith, who has also added her own name and address. The following entry, dated 1979, is by their son, Lyman E. Smith, who then notes that the book was given to his son in 1994. Glenn Groesbeck Smith was the brother of George Albert Smith, the Eighth President of the Church. He was also the great-grandson of John Smith, Joseph Smith's uncle. Print runs for the Deseret Alphabet Book of Mormon are usually cited at five hundred, making this one of the rarest Books of Mormon. The Deseret Alphabet was introduced in 1854 and was created by Parley P. Pratt, Heber C. Kimball, and George D. Watt at the behest of Brigham Young. Apparently partially based on Pitman shorthand, its thirty-eight characters correlate with basic sounds in the English language. The Alphabet was not a new language, but an attempt to standardize English pronunciation. The Deseret News announced in1854 that "the Board [of Regents] have held frequent sittings this winter, with the sanguine hope of simplifying the English Language, and especially its orthography. After many fruitless attempts to render the common alphabet of the day subservient to their purpose, they found it expedient to invent an entirely new and original set of characters." Brigham Young had high hopes for the Alphabet, firmly believing that it would unite the many foreign converts that were streaming into Utah.. Its creation was one of Young's more unusual ideas, and was never fully embraced by the Mormons. It was abandoned shortly after his death. Flake/Draper 607. Auerbach I: 1183. Sabin 83050.

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        The Subjection of Women

      First edition. 8vo. [4], 188, pp. Light foxing to half-title and final leaf, contemporary ownership inscription on the half-title of one Florence Gould. Original publishers mustard cloth, spine lettered in gilt, boards blocked in blind, publishers brown coated endpapers (rebacked with the original spine laid down, cloth heavily soiled, corners bumped).  London, Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer.

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        Prince Dhejlbon Flluptz of Nygoming Africa familiarly called Sambo

      H.M.S. Coromandel. Ink drawing measuring measuring approx. 205 by 130mm. Bombay, 1 May

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        [PROZDOR] ELEMENTARY EXERCISES IN HEBREW GRAMMAR

      New York : S. Hecht [Simon]. 1869. Paperback. 1st Edition. Later Wrappers. 8vo. 44 pages; 19 cm. In English and Hebrew. Singerman 2133. Goldman, 276. The first of many works published by Simon Hecht in America. “Hecht was a ‘bookseller & stationer' in New York in 1869 and he served as a reader in Evansville, IN, the 1870s. He authored a number of works for children, some of which were republished many times. They were published…between 1868 and 1896.” (Goldman) . The translations and instructions in this Hebrew grammar are in English and in German. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Yale, UPenn, AJHSNY) . Some faint water damage and wear, but overall very bright and clear. About very good condition. (AMR-49-44A) .

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        Pacific Coast Coast Pilot of Alaska First Part and Coast Pilot of California Oregon and Washington Territory

      First editions. 2 vols. Eight lithograph plates & numerous coastal profiles. 4to. Original brown cloth, upper boards & spines gilt. 251; 252pp. Washington, United States Coast Survey,

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

      Oxford: The Clarendon Press,, 1869. Edited by James E. Thorold Rogers. 2 volumes, octavo (218 x 140 mm). 20th-century polished half calf, marbled paper boards, spines lettered in gilt, compartments and raised bands decorated in gilt, red and brown morocco labels, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. With the two bound yellow bookmarks. Engraved frontispiece to volume I with tissue guard. Inscription to front blank of both volumes, binder's marks to front free endpaper verso, bookmarks detached from headband, laid-in. Light wear and rubbing to extremities, corners a little bumped, yellow mark to fore edge of volume I, a few marginal annotations and spots throughout, scuff mark to p. 286 of volume I, a very good set. First Rogers edition, based on the fourth edition published in 1786, of "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM). Rogers argued in his Preface that "Smith should be regarded as a mainly inductive, historical thinker... [Rogers] also set down a new charter for editorial work: 'I am, however, disposed to think that the editor of a great work, like that of the "Wealth of Nations," should submit to the functions of a clerk, rather than assume those of a partner, however deferential his language may be towards the author which whom he associates his name'" (Tribe p. 265). This copy is handsomely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. The Wealth of Nations was first published in 1776.

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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. 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. 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

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Edited by James E. Thorold Rogers.

      Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1869 - 2 volumes, octavo (218 x 140 mm). 20th-century polished half calf, marbled paper boards, spines lettered in gilt, compartments and raised bands decorated in gilt, red and brown morocco labels, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. With the two bound yellow bookmarks. Light wear and rubbing to extremities, corners a little bumped, yellow mark to fore edge of volume I, a few marginal annotations and spots throughout, scuff mark to p. 286 of volume I, a very good set. Engraved frontispiece to volume I with tissue guard. Inscription to front blank of both volumes, binder's marks to front free endpaper verso, bookmarks detached from headband, laid-in. First Rogers edition, based on the fourth edition published in 1786, of "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM). Rogers argued in his Preface that "Smith should be regarded as a mainly inductive, historical thinker. [Rogers] also set down a new charter for editorial work: 'I am, however, disposed to think that the editor of a great work, like that of the "Wealth of Nations," should submit to the functions of a clerk, rather than assume those of a partner, however deferential his language may be towards the author which whom he associates his name'" (Tribe p. 265). This copy is handsomely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. The Wealth of Nations was first published in 1776. Tribe 187. See Printing and the Mind of Man 221. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Les Métamorphoses du Jour. Accompagnées d'un texte par MM. Albéric Second, Louis Lurine, Clément Caraguel, Taxile Delord, H. de Beaulieu, Louis Huart, Charles Monselet, Julien Lemer. Précédées d'une notice sur Grandville par M. Charles Blanc. Nouvelle édition revue et complétée pour le texte par M. Jules Janin, augmentée de nombreux culs-de-lampe, têtes de pages, etc.

      Paris, Garnier Frères, M DCCCLXIX, 1869, - in-4°, frontispice en couleur + faux-titre et titre en rouge et en noir avec vignette gravée + LXIII (63) (+1 blanche) + 480 p. (15 ff. avec tache d?eau dans la marge supérieur sans gravité, ne touchant ni le texte ni les gravures), ouvrage orné de 70 planches gravées en couleurs légendées et protégées par les serpentes d?origine (71 y compris le frontispice) ainsi que de nombreuses vignettes dans le texte, belle typographie, grand de marges, avec signet, tranches dorées, solide reliure en demi-chagrin, dos à caissons dorés, charnières frottées, début de fente en bas de la charnière devant, bords et coins frottés Réimpression de l'édition Havard de 1854, qui ne reprenait que 65 des 71 planches de l'édition Bulla, l'édition originale de 1829, qui valut un très grand succès et apporta la célébrité à Grandville. ?S'il faut le croire, c'est un regard de singe malin que Grandville porte sur ses contemporains dans les Métamorphoses du Jour? (Renonciat)Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Brivois p. 179; Vicaire V/783; Sander 311; Annie Renonciat, «J.J. Grandville», p. 48.

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        Thorwaldsen and His Works (4 Vols )

      New York: John G. Unnevehr, 1869. First edition. Leather Bound. Very Good. First Edition. c.1869. Complete in Four Volumes. Folio. Early half brown morocco gilt, marbled endpapers. Vol. I: 50 pp., 79 single-sided plates. Vol. II: 62pp., plates 80 - 158. Vol. III: 49pp. and listing of plates 1-108. Vol. IV: 55pp, plates 109-205. Very Good. Light scuffing. A very handsome set. Heavy item, may require extra postage.

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        Le soldat sait mourir! Le peuple sait payer! A qui le profit?

      first edition.A precious autograph signed by Louis Mie: "To Victor Hugo, to our exile, his humble but devoted friend".Two gaps on the boards, slight scrapes and a mark of ink at the head of the first board. Imprimerie Charles Rastouil Périgueux 1869 12x15cm broché

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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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