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        Hand and Soul

      Stangeways and Walden [1869], London - First edition. A most interesting and unique offering - a scarce privately printed book accompanied by important handwritten letters from Rossetti's brother, William Michael. This is a privately-printed edition of a story that had first appeared in The Germ in 1850. Dante Gabriel Rossetti originally intended to include this prose story in his volume of verse, but decided not to following the recovery of his poetical manuscript notebook from the grave of his wife, Elizabeth Siddal. This pamphlet is an offprint from the typesetting found in proofs produced between October 30 and November 25 1869. William Rossetti notes when his brother excluded the story from his published verse he had various copies of Hand and Soul done up in drab wrappers, and that he gave some away but never sold them. Both Thomas Wise and Charles Fairfax Murray state, without citing any authority, that 100 copies were printed. About 30 can now be accounted for. All but a handful are in institutional collections, most deriving from a cache discover by William after Dante Gabriel's death in 1882. This copy was sent by William Michael Rossetti to an admirer of his family, Louisa Douglas Summerbell. She was an artist and illuminator much influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites. Rossetti has inscribed the book "To Miss L. Douglas Summerbell with the friendly regards of Wm. Rossetti June 1896." Written above this in William's hand is a six-line explanation of the pamphlet's publishing history. Bound in are five important signed autograph letters, seventeen pages in all, from William Rossetti to Miss Summerbell, written between 1896 and 1906, in which he discusses at length both Dante Gabriel, Christina and himself. In original buff printed wrappers that Summerbell had neatly sewn into limp green cloth along with the letters and laid into a 19th-century handmade leather case showing some rubbing. On the preliminary leaf of the cloth bound book is a note that it had passed to her friend, Ruth Johnston. From the collection of Gerald N. Wachs and included in an exhibition of his poetry collection at the Grolier Club in 1995. Pamphlet in very good collection bound into near fine cloth book. PRERAPH/071216. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop, ABAA]
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        Käferbuch. Naturgeschichte der Käfer Europa\'s, zum Handgebrauche für Sammler. Zweite, vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage mit 1 schwarzen und 48 colorierten Tafeln * H A L B L E D E R

      Stuttgart, Hoffmann´sche Verlags-Buchhandlung, 1869. Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (Halbleder / OHLdr / HLdr 8vo im Format 16,5 x 23 cm) mit dekoriertem Rückentitel in Goldprägung, Lederecken, Marmorpapierbezug der Deckel und Ganzsprengelschnitt. XVI,626 Seiten, mit 1 s/w u. 48 handkolorierten Chromolitho-Tafeln, Schrift: Fraktur. - 2.Auflage / bessere Ausgabe in Halbleder in ganz guter Erhaltung (Einbandkanten etwas beriefen, Stempel auf Vorsatz, einige Seiten leicht stockfleckig, sonst gut) - Baden-Württemberg, Heimatkunde, Altkreis Nürtingen, illustrierte Bücher Versand D: 5,90 EUR Illustrierte Bücher, Biologie, Zoologie, Käferkunde, europäische Käfer, Käferbuch, Käferlarven, Käfersammler, Insekten

      [Bookseller: Galerie für gegenständliche Kunst]
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        Théâtre de la Guerre Dans La Bavière, L'Autriche, "Italie, la Prusse et La Pologne, Pendant Les Années 1805, 1806 et 7, 1809. Complété pour les voies ferrées en 1869

      [Paris]: [Depot General de la Guerre], 1869. Very good. Coloured paper map on linen. 26 cm folded, 127 x 135 cm unfolded. Some light stains to linen. In paper box torn on both sides.

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        L\'homme qui rit. 4 T.

      Paris, Librairie interbationale , A Lacroix, Verboeckoven & Ce Éditeurs, 1869 (1. Ausgabe). Gr.-8°, Halbleder 307, 381, 296, 384 Seiten. Halbledereinband mit Rückenvergoldung u. dreiseitigem Marmorschnitt.Zustand: sehr gut Versand D: 5,00 EUR Französische Literatur

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Uni München]
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        Les pantins des boulevards ou bordels de Thalie. Confessions paillardes des tribades et catins des tréteaux du boulevard, recueillies par le compère Mathieu. Savoir au théatre francais et lyrique, a l'ambigu comique, a celui des délassements comiques. Ouvrage ausssi utile qu'agréable, dédié à tous les baladins de la fin du dix-huitième siècle, et enrichi de figures par leur espion ordinaire. Mit 2 gestochenen Titelbildern, 6 gestochenen Zwischentiteln und 6 Stahlstichen. Tome premier et second in einem Band.

      Imprimerie de Nicodême dans la Lune 1791 [ca. 1869]., Paris [d. i. Bruxelles / Brüssel] - III, 104, 112 S. Schöner blauer handgebundener kleinformatiger Maroquin-Ganzlederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Stehkanten, goldgeprägtem dreifachem Linienrahmen auf den Deckeln, ornamental goldgeprägtem Rücken, marmorierten Vorsatzpapieren und Spiegeln mit ornamental goldgeprägten Deckelinnenkanten sowie dreiseitigem Goldschnitt. Eins von 200 nichtnumerierten Exemplaren auf "papier de Hollande" (gesamt 206). Mercier (1763-1800) war Buchhändler und äußerst fruchtbarer Schriftsteller, der als Revolutionär aristokratische Bibliotheken plünderte und verkaufte. Die Goldprägung oben am Rücken gering berieben und das Leder unten mit kleiner Fehlstelle in der blauen Oberfläche, sonst jedoch insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar mit nur leichten Gebrauchsspuren. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rolf Bulang]
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        [Alice's Adventures in Wonderland] Aventures D'Alice Au Pays Des Merveilles

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1869. First French Edition. Good. Text in French. First French edition, first Printing. A Good copy, with cloth darkened at spine, rubbed at extremities, and insect worn; lean to spine; inner hinges exposed with binding a bit fragile; foxing to pages, with several illustrations neatly painted with water colors by previous owner, owner details at front, bookseller tag to rear paste down; light cigar smoke odor to pages. The first French language edition.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland With Forty-Two Illustrations by John Tenniel.

      London MacMillan & Co 1869 - 8vo., early edition, ('Thirteenth Thousand'), illustrated with forty-two line illustrations by John Tenniel, modern full red morocco gilt, marbled endpapers and all edges gilt, some very occasional, light finger-soiling to margins otherwise near fine, modern full red morocco gilt, pictorial devices to spine and one of Alice to upper cover, all edges gilt. Early edition published three years following the first in 1866, with the original and distinctive Tenniel illustrations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Shakespearean Creations illuminated by Samuel Stanesby.

      Griffin London ( Ohne Erscheinungsjahr - um 1869 erschienen laut Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog ) Mit 27 n.n. Blättern in farbigen und reich goldgeschmückten Chromolithographien mit 13 montierten Photographien. ( Das Frontispiz-Foto zeigt E. Goodwyn Lewis iim Jahre 1864 ). Reich goldgeprägter Oldr mit umlaufendem Goldschnitt, 8° ( 20,5 x 16 cm ). Die montierten Photographien zeigen Hauptcharaktere der Shakespeare-Stücke. Einband berieben und etwas fleckig, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Bindung defekt, Seiten teils lose. Innen Seiten durchgehend etwas stockfleckig, einige Seiten auch stärker, wenige Seiten mit kleinen Randläsionen. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 650 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Shakespeare, Goodwyn, Griffin, Chromolithographien, Stanesby, Google

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Phantasmagoria

      London: Macmillan and Co,, 1869. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, celestial motifs to covers gilt, double rules to covers gilt, all edges gilt, brown coated endpapers. Housed in a dark blue quarter morocco slipcase and blue cloth chemise. Front free endpaper with publisher's advert slip for Alice tipped-in and contemporary bookseller's blind stamp, slightly later ownership inscriptions to half title and title page. Front hinge tender, rear starting, spine ends and joints rubbed. An excellent copy. First edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author to his cousin, the poet Menella Bute Smedley (1820?1977): "Miss M. B. Smedley with the Author's affectionate regards Jan. 1869" (half-title). This copy is of the first issue with "Melancholetta ... 78" uncorrected to page 87 on the Table of Contents, and the title page uncancelled (no mention of Alice in Wonderland) - it also includes the publisher's advert slip for Alice tipped in on the front free endpaper, which is "sometimes found in copies of the first edition (any issue)" (Williams, Madan and Green). This copy has the distinguished "ex-libris Blairhaime" morocco bookplate.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        TO THE RESCUE!!| R.R. MEETING!| A MEETING OF THE CITIZENS OF LEBANON AND VICINITY WILL BE HELD AT AUGUST 30TH A.D. 1869, TO DISCUSS THE SUBJECT OF THE PROPOSED AID TO RAILROADS IN THIS COUNTY, AS ORDERED BY THE HON. COUNTY COURT, AT AN ELECTION TO BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 1ST, A.D. 1869, FOR THAT PURPOSE. SOME OF THE FOLLOWING NAMED ABLE SPEAKERS WILL BE PRESENT AND ADDRESS THE MEETING: COL. J.L.D. MORRISON, HON. JOHN B. HAY, GOV. KOERNER, HON. W.H. SNYDER, HON. N. NILES, S.M. KASE, ESQ., HON. VITAL JARROT, HON. JAMES R. MILLER, HON. ED. ABEND, J.M. DILL, ESQ., HON. J.B. BOWMAN, DR. A. BERGER, HON. ALEX. ROSS, A. MILLARD, ESQ., L.H. HITE, ESQ., GEO. C. EISENMEYER, ESQ., GEO. W. DAVIS, ESQ., DR. NEUBERT, H. HUHN, ESQ., A. HELMICH, ESQ., BENJ. MATTICE, ESQ., J.M. HAY, ESQ.| LET ALL TURN OUT! AND GIVE AID TO THIS ALL-IMPORTANT ENTERPRISE FOR THE GOOD OF OUR COUNTY.| RALLY TO THE RESCUE! WHILE IN YOUR POWER, AS THIS MAY BE THE LAST OPPORTUNITY EVER OFFERED YOU TO DO SO.| RALLY! RALLY! BY ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE

      Belleville, Illinois:: "Belleville Democrat" Print.,. 1869. Elephant folio broadside, 19" x 24." Printed with several different styles and sizes of typesettings and fonts, a few blank spaces completed in pencil manuscript. Old folds, light wear. Of the several names listed on this broadside, the names of the more prestigious individuals are printed first and in more prominent sized typesettings. Very Good. This broadside is the plea of prominent Belleville citizens to support the planned railroad projects in their County, scheduled for a vote in the upcoming election. The coal and iron markets were growing rapidly in Illinois, with large beds of coal between Collinsville and Belleville. Without a local railroad, coal was transported by wagon to Illinoistown and then by ferry across the Mississippi River. Since the late 1830's, when the State of Illinois nearly collapsed under the weight of excessively enthusiastic internal improvements, efforts to build the railroad had started and then failed. In the 1850s, several railroads were built but Belleville did not receive a station. With this broadside, the indefatigable Bellevillians try again. Several of the most prominent supporters mentioned in this broadside are Col. James Lowry Donaldson Morrison [1816-1888], Navy midshipman, Belleville lawyer, State Senator and U.S. Congressman. During the Mexican War, he was Lt. Colonel of Bissell's Regiment of Illinois Volunteers, and was honored for his services at Buena Vista. John Breese Hay [1834-1916] was State's Attorney for the 24th Judicial Circuit, Adjutant in the 130th Regiment of Illinois Volunteers during the Civil War, Republican Congressman, mayor of Belleville. J.M. Hay may [or may not] have been John Milton Hay, Lincoln's secretary, author [with Nicolay] of the multi-volume biography of Lincoln, and at the beginning of a distinguished career as diplomat and statesman. Governor Gustavus Koerner [1809-1896], born in Germany, moved to Illinois in 1833 and set up a law practice in Belleville. He held numerous State offices. During the Civil War he was a Colonel on the staffs of Generals Fremont and Halleck. He was a member of the Chicago Convention of 1860 which nominated Lincoln for president. Vital Jarrot [1805-1877] served in the Black Hawk War, was U.S. Indian Agent, part owner of the first railroad in Illinois, and established the first newspaper in East St. Louis. William H. Snyder [1825-1892] was a lawyer, judge, and member of the State Legislature. He served in the Mexican War, Fifth Illinois Volunteers. Not located on OCLC.

      [Bookseller: David M. Lesser, Fine Antiquarian Books ]
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        1869 Wisden Cricketers Almanac, Facsimile Wrappers

      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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        Atlas of Astronomy, With an Elementary Survey of the Heaven

      William Blackwood and Sons, 1869. Hardcover. Good. 1869. 70 pages. No dust jacket. Large half bound in leather to spine and corners and brown cloth covered boards with gilt lettering and decoration on front and spine. Contains 21 coloured plates. Partly cracked hinge but pages remain firm. Finger marking, tanning and foxing to endpapers and pages. Former owner's name to front endpaper. Pencil annotations at some pages. Bookseller sticker to front pastedown. Light rub marking and scratching with light bleached water marks to boards and mild blue marks to front. Edge wear to the boards, corners and spine. Bumps and scuffing to corners.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        Die beiden Schwestern : Schauspiel in 4 Akten. Müller und Schulze : Schwank in 1 Akt. Aus dem Italienischen des Gherardi del Testa von Carl von Stein (2 Werke in 1 Band, Hand-SIGNIERT)

      Meinigen : Keyßner, 1869. 56 S., mit zahlr. Abbildungen / Fotos der Personen auf Tafeln, 28 S., mit zahlr. Abbildungen / Fotos der Personen auf Tafeln, 21 cm, gebundene Ausgabe, blaues Leinen mit Goldprägung, ohne Schutzumschlag, no dust jacket, Mit handschriftlicher Widmung und SIGNATUR von C. Stein im Vorsatz , (2 Werke in 1 Band) Zustand: altersentsprechende Lese- u. Gebrauchsspuren, Einband etwas berieben und bestossen, Rücken etwas angeplatzt, Gelenk etwas gelockert, teils gering altersfleckig, Seiten sonst altersgemäß in guter und sauberer Erhaltung. Altdeutsch / Frakturschrift; Enthält 2 Werke - 1.: Die beiden Schwestern : Schauspiel in 4 Akten, aus dem Italienischen des Gherardi del Testa von Carl Freiherr von Stein. Den Bühnen gegenüber als Manuskript gedruckt , Bühnenmanuskript , mit zahlr. montierten Abbildungen / Fotos auf Tafeln, Zum ersten Male aufgeführt am herzoglichen Hof-Theater in Meiningen am 28. Januar 1869 , - 2.: Müller und Schulze. Schwank in 1 Akt. Mit teilweiser Benutzung der Intrigue in \" La perla dei mariti\" von Gherardi del Testa von Carl Freiherr von Stein. Den Bühnen gegenüber als Manuskript gedruckt , Bühnenmanuskript , mit zahlr. montierten Abbildungen / Fotos auf Tafeln, Zum ersten Male aufgeführt am herzoglichen Hof-Theater in Meiningen am 4. März 1869 8396A Versand D: 6,90 EUR Carl Freiherr von Stein , Gherardi del Testa , Die beiden Schwestern , Schauspiel in 4 Akten, aus dem Italienischen des Gherardi del Testa , Bühne, Theater, Bühnenmanuskript , Müller und Schulze. Schwank

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        OUR LIFE IN CHINA.

      New York 1869, Carter. Green cloth, 504p., very good, clean. ex-library copy, bookplate, gilt spine number, else clean &. solid, 11 x 17.3 cm. FIRST EDITION. REV. NEVIUS'S WIFE OF HER MISSIONARY WORK IN CHINA & JAPAN The autobiograhy of a woman missionary in China. Covers her arrival at Ningpo, beginning of her work, Pootoo, glance at Chinese religion, Chinese women, visit to Hang-Chow. Visit to Japan in 1860, stay at Kanagawa & Yokohama. A summers in Tung-Chow, Cholera, work among women, modes of preparing tea for market, and a trip up the Yang-tse river. An excellent primary narrative of what she saw, who she met. Most of the work they did was in Shantung, Eastern China. She worked with her celebrated and famous husband John L. Nevius. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Plates and Notes Related to Some Special Features in Structures Called Pyramids.

      Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas. Printed by Bull and Bain 1869 - Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas. Printed by Bull and Bain. 1869, First Edition. Folio – 47.3cm. 16 pages of text including title page, dedication leaf, list of plates with tipped in Errata and Appendix. Seven figures in text plus 15 engraved detailed scaled technical drawings in two-dimensional orthographic views and three-dimensional perspectives. All drawing printed on heavy card stock paper with original protective cover sheets. Some drawings with only light beginning foxing and all complete with no markings or damage. Half morocco spine with blue-green pebble cloth – appears to be an original binding with red-oxide clay end leaves. Spine and cover extremities worn. Not in Ibrahim-Hilmy, no prior auction records or current listings for the book. Six copies listed on OCLC World Cat. A Rare publication. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chet Ross Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Théâtre de la Guerre Dans La Bavière, L'Autriche, "Italie, la Prusse et La Pologne, Pendant Les Années 1805, 1806 et 7, 1809. Complété pour les voies ferrées en 1869

      [Depot General de la Guerre], [Paris] 1869 - Coloured paper map on linen. 26 cm folded, 127 x 135 cm unfolded. Some light stains to linen. In paper box torn on both sides.

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        THE SPANISH CONQUEST OF NEW MEXICO

      Doylestown: Privately printed, 1869, 1869. First edition. First edition. 8vo. Inscribed and dated in ink in the year of publication on the front fly leaf by the author, "Presented by W. W. H. Davis, Doylestown, Pa., Oct. 12, 1869." Orange cloth, embossed design on front and rear covers, titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine, frontispiece (portrait of the author), xv, [blank], 17-438 pp., preface, footnotes, large folding map, appendix, index. Large folding map is of New Mexico showing the routes of Niza, Coronado, Ruiz, and Espejo. Drawn according to the original boundaries established by Congress. The map has been reinforced with clear cellophane tape at a few points but is complete to detail and quite serviceable. Raines page 65 says "Quite authorative base, as it is an abstract of official documents. Much space is devoted to Cabeca de Vaca and his overland journey." Light foxing to a few preliminary pages, a few early pages carelessly opened, front hinge starting to loosen a bit, light wear to the upper and lower front cover corners, former owner's inked name on front pastedown sheet and at top of page 17, else a very good copy of an elusive title.

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        The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray in Twenty Two Volumes.

      - London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1869. 22 vols., 8vo. Uniformly bound in handsome full tree calf, delicate floral gilt border on covers. Gilt backstrip with red and dark-brown morocco labels. Gilt turn-ins. Marbled endpapers and edges. Hugh Hopkins, Glasgow, bookseller ticket on front pastedown of each volume. Occasional rubbing to hinges, some old and expert repair to backstrips of select volumes. Very good. An excellent set of Thackeray, the first collected works to include reproductions of the author's own illustrations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller, ABAA]
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        I Promessi Sposi. Storia milanese del secolo XVII scoperta e rifatta da Alessandro Manzoni. Seconda edizione illustrata

      Stabilimento Redaelli dei fratelli Rechiedei 1869 8vo (cm. 24), 889 pp. illustrate da Francesco Gonin. Legatura coeva in mz. pelle con fili e titoli impressi in oro al ds. Seconda edizione illustrata (la prima è del 1840). Esemplare privo (â??ab origineâ??) della â??Storia della Colonna Infameâ??. Fioriture sparse e restauri marginali alle pp. 631 - 634, altrimenti ottimo esemplare.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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        Phantasmagoria And Other Poems.

      8vo. Original royal blue cloth panelled and decorated in gilt, all edges gilt, brown endpapers; pp. [x], 4-202; spine a little darkened with a touch of rubbing to head and tail and corners, free endpapers very slightly browned, otherwise internally very clean. First edition, second issue, with the addition of "Author of Alice in Wonderland" to the cancel title-page. A medley of poems divided into two parts with 13 amusing verses and an equal number of serious ones. The word "phantasmagoria" was invented in 1802 to describe a gathering of ghosts.

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        Sulle cellule globulifere del midollo delle ossa. Nota del Dott. G. Bizzozero.

      - Gazetta Medica Italiana - Lombario, N.24, anno 1869, 8°, (3, (1) pp.; mit Stempel von Prof. Dr. Alexander Rollett". Extrem rare offprint! - "In una comunicazione preventiva del Prof. E. Neumann pubblicata nel 'Centralblatt f. med. Wissensch. Del 17 aprilee risguardante alcune alterazioni patologiche del midollo si contengono le seguenti linee. 'La formazione nel midollo di cellule che contengono glubluli rossi non è (contro la opinione di Bizzozero) ." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiq. F.-D. Söhn - Medicusbooks.Com]
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        A Description of the New York Central Park

      New York: F. J. Huntington & Co., 1869 - First edition. 8vo; 206 pp.; illustrated from map and wood engravings; all edges gilt; calligraphic inscription to front fly leaf; minor wear to spine ends; else a very good copy or better with bright, fine contents; tissues to frontis. and between map halves; in elaborately gilt-stamped and decorated royal blue pebbled cloth with beveled edges. One hundred illustrations from wood engravings. Cook, a New York City journalist, provides a history of the park's design and construction, a guide to its many attractions, and a contemporary analysis of its value to the city.

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        Atlas) Traité Fortification Polygonale.

      Dumaine editeur (Rue et Passage Dauphine, 30), Paris 1869 - Ingeniería militar. Arquitectura Encuadernado en holandesa con nervios y papel marmoleado en planos.Encuadernación de época con señales de uso ( ver fotos). Sello seco de la librería Bailly Baillere.Estado correcto en interior, sin roturas ni faltas.Raro en comercio. 46 x 31 cm 28 planchas grabadas, algunas coloreadas, todas a doble página algunas en pliego entero doblado y desplegable.Fortificaciones en varias vistas, planos , mapas, emplazamiento de cañones. par A.Briamont, Colonel d'ètat- major. Sello seco [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wildbach im Hochgebirge mit Blick auf schneebedeckte Gipfel. Öl auf Leinwand.

       Bildmaß: 42,5 x 53,5 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). Öl auf Leinwand auf Keilrahmen, ungerahmt. Gezeigt wird ein Wildbach im bayerischen Hochgebirge mit einer hölzernen Brücke bzw. Steg im Bildvordergrund. Hinten schneebedeckte Gipfel. Das Bild ist nicht signiert - verso aber mit Nachlassstempel auf der Leinwand sowie handschriftlichem Aufkleber von alter Hand *Louis Sckell 1869 - 1950* sowie zweifach am Keilrahmen mit *Nachlass* gestempelt. Das Bild mit einigen geringen Farbabplatzungen sowie etwas berieben. Das Bild sollte gereinigt werden.( Pic erhältlich // webimage available // Further pics on request ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Bach, Wildbach, Alpen, Gebirge, Hochgebirge, Gemälde, Ölgemälde, Google, Sckell, Ludwig Sckell, Oberjäger, München, Gebirgsbach, Steg, Brücke, Hölzerner Steg, Ludwig Skell

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        FACTS FOR EMIGRANTS TO CALIFORNIA: A CIRCULAR ISSUED TO WORKINGMEN, FROM THE CALIFORNIA LABOR EXCHANGE

      San Francisco: Fred'k MacCrellish & Co., 1869. 12pp. printed in double columns, plus [4]pp. of advertisements, and advertisements wrappers. Original printed green wrappers. Two vertical creases, small chips in edges of wrappers. Stitching loosening. Very good. A scarce pamphlet inducing working men and women to come to California, where jobs are promised to be plentiful and the living good. Two pages of text list scores of occupations, the number of workers desired in each, the pay, and the slots already filled. Other tables give statistics on the cost of living in California. Women are encouraged to come, as are unskilled laborers, and there is information on education resources in the state and the potential for farmers. The California Labor Exchange was established in April 1868 to provide "poor people, residents of the State, and immigrants, with employment." They boast that in their first eight months of operation they found employment for upwards of 12,000 people. The advertisements are for some of the most prominent and influential businesses in California at the time, including the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, Wells Fargo, the ALTA CALIFORNIA NEWSPAPER, and the Bank of California. Scarce; OCLC locates a total of eight copies. COWAN, p.201. SABIN 10003. OCLC 19381623, 228682803.

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        L'ORNEMENT POLYCHROME Cent planches en couleurs or et argent, contenant environ 2,000 motifs de tous les styles. Art Ancien et Asiatique, Moyen Age, Renaisance XVIIe et XVIIIe siècle. Recueil historique et pratique.

      Paris Firmin Didot Frères, fils et Cie [c.1869] 1869. Firmin Didot Frères, fils et Cie [c.1869]: Paris, 1869. Paris Firmin Didot Frères, fils et Cie [c.1869]300pp, 100 col. plates, b/w ill., cm 29x40. Folio. Gilt decorated and lettered cloth reflecting the ornamental content of the book. Very good indeed. Magnificent plates and copy of this famous chromolithographic collection. Each image has facing explanatory text. The 58pp introduction is illustrated in black and white. Hard to find in this condition. Loosely inserted business card of Biblioteca Classica Hoepliana.

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        Appletons' Journal of Literature, Science, and Art Ten Volume Set (1869-1873).

      D. Appleton and Company 1869-73, New York - The set includes the first ten volumes of the Appletons' Journal, 1869-1873. Uniform bindings in brown morocco over cloth, spines lettered and decorated in gold. Complete with all the plates, including Winslow Homer. Light wear to extremities, few scuffs to leather. A very good set and uncommon with matching bindings. ; Quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      Complete Edition in five volumes of "The legend of the centuries.""Bradel" binding half morocco red Russia, back smooth, golden dates in tails, some small traces of rubbing on some caps, marbled paper boards, some snags on a section of the second volume of the second series, uniform bindings.Some foxing.Rare set, established in uniform binding, whose publication short of 24 years and that we find difficult to complete in five volumes. Michel Lévy frères & Hetzel & Calmann Lévy Paris 1869-1883 15,5x24cm 5 volumes reliés

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        LA PHOTOGRAPHIE, SES ORIGINES, SES PROGRÈS, SES TRANSFORMATIONS

      Lille: Imprimerie L. Danel, 1869. First edition. 4to., Original printed front wrapper, 2 blanks, half-title, title, 61 pp., 14 leaves of plates with tissue guards, rear printed wrapper. Newly bound in half navy morocco and marbled paper over boards, spine in 6 compartments with raised bands and gilt titling, rules and simple decorative devises. A fine and bright copy. Additionally, this copy is signed and inscribed by Blanquard-Evrard: "a M. Poitevin, hommage affectuer." Louis Désire Blanquart-Évrard 's 'Imprimerie Photographique' opened in 1851 in Loos-lès-Lille. This facility was the first of its kind in France, with his production higher than that of Talbot in England. Through his advances on the calotype process and the albumen print, he was an active publisher of books, albums and portfolios. However, his original estimate of the costs involved fell well short, and by 1855 he closed his factory. A partnership with Thomas Sutton in Jersey begun in September of 1855, closed in 1857. La Photographie, ses Origines, ses Progrès, ses Transformations, is regarded as his enduring work, an accurate history of the first three decades of photography, illustrated with contemporary examples. The original mounted plates include; Blanquard-Évrard's 1852 printing of a Maxime Du Camp photograph from Egypte, Nubie, Palestine et Syrie; photo-lithographs by Zurcher; a heliogravure by Baldus; carbon prints by Ernest Edwards and Alphonse Braun, et al. There are three different editions with this title; one is of a smaller format, and one was issued in 1870 for presentation and has additional plates. Most copies of this quarto edition of 1869 have fourteen plates. The presentation of this copy to Alphonse Louis Poitevin is significant; Poitevin is responsible for the basic principles of photo-lithography, carbon printing, and collotype printing. Exceedingly rare, with OCLC locating only 14 copies of the various editions.

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        Gli Alberti di Firenze. Genealogia, storia e documenti.

      coi tipi di M. Cellini e C.,, In Firenze, 1869 - Tre volumi di cui i primi due di testo di cm. 33, pp. xii, 247 (1); (4) 392. Con grande stemma in cromolitografia, 9 alberi genealogici ripiegati e 35 stampate su tavole f.t. in carta forte. Il terzo volume in formato ad album di cm. 46 x 31, pp. (16) + 9 tavole f.t. e titola: Tavole sinottiche delle pitture a fresco fatte eseguire dalla famiglia Alberti in Santa Croce, a San Miniato al Monte e a Santa Caterina dell'Antella. Legatura uniforme in piena pelle per i volumi di testo e mezza per l'atlante, dorsi a nervi con ricche decorazioni e titoli in oro. Tagli di testa dorati, dentelles interne. Abili ritocchi alle cuffie e qualche minima fioritura, peraltro esemplare freschissimo e marginoso (in barbe), in eccellente stato di conservazione ed impreziosito da una legatura di grande fascino. Sul piatto antoriore della brossura originale (preservata all'interno) appare la dedica ms. dell'autore. Non comune a trovarsi così completo e soprattutto in tale legatura. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        COLTON'S MAP OF THE STATE OF INDIANA COMPILED FROM THE UNITED STATES SURVEYS & OTHER AUTHENTIC SOURCES, EXHIBITING SECTIONS, FRACTIONAL SECTIONS, RAILROADS, CANALS &c

      New York: G.W. and C.B. Colton & Co., 1869. Folding colored map, 24 1/2 x 36 inches exclusive of decorative border. In original 12mo. gilt cloth binder with advertisements on front pastedown. Cloth faded and worn, torn along lower portion of spine. Long split through just over half the map along one vertical fold, shorter splits along two other folds, but none of the splits resulting in any loss. Good. Locates counties, towns, mills, villages, post offices, roads, and finished or proposed railroads. Notes printed to the left of the map explain the method adopted by the U.S. in surveying. This is an updated and improved version of the Indiana pocket maps the J.H. Colton firm had published earlier in the 1850s and 1860s. This 1869 version is not in Rumsey, nor is it listed on OCLC. Scarce.

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        [Karte der Umgebung von Graz]. 1:14.400.

      Ohne Ort (Wien?), ohne Verlag, 1869. Gest. Karte in 15 auf Lwd. aufgezogenen Teilen zu je 6 Segmenten, lose in HLwd.-Schuber d. Zt. Verbesserte Auflage der vom General-Quartiermeister-Stabe um 1840 herausgegebenen Karte „Umgebungen von Gratz“. - Die äusserst detaillierte Karte (Gesamtgrösse ca. 180 x 124 cm) reicht von Kleinstübing im Nordwesten bis Ebersdorf bzw. Kumberg im Nordosten sowie von Lieboch im Südwesten bis Fernitz bzw. Hausmannstätten im Südosten. - Jede der 15 Kartenteile ist von einer Bordüre eingefasst und enthält am unteren Rand eine Maßstabsangabe („Maßstab der Wiener Zoll = 200 Klft. oder 1:14400 der nat. Größe“). Das Blatt Nr. XII zudem mit der Angabe „Ausg. 1869“. - Für mich lediglich ein Exemplar in der Steiermärkischen Landesbibliothek nachweisbar, welches jedoch nur 13 Blätter umfasst. - Schuber berieben u. bestoßen. Die einzelnen Teile verso m. handschriftl. Titelschildchen. Tlw. min. fleckig. Leinen tlw. mit min. Fehlstellen in den Bügen. Beil. eine handschriftl. Übersichtskarte. - Sehr selten. - Vgl. Schlossar 260 (Ausgabe um 1840 in 9 Bll). Versand D: 12,00 EUR Graz, Umgebungen von Gratz. Karte der Umgebung von Graz, Vom General-Quartiermeister-Stabe, Graz, Umgebung, Karte, Karten, Landkarte, Landkarten

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        Karte der Umgebung von Graz]. 1:14.400.

      Ohne Ort (Wien?), ohne Verlag, 1869. - Verbesserte Auflage der vom General-Quartiermeister-Stabe um 1840 herausgegebenen Karte „Umgebungen von Gratz". - Die äusserst detaillierte Karte (Gesamtgrösse ca. 180 x 124 cm) reicht von Kleinstübing im Nordwesten bis Ebersdorf bzw. Kumberg im Nordosten sowie von Lieboch im Südwesten bis Fernitz bzw. Hausmannstätten im Südosten. - Jede der 15 Kartenteile ist von einer Bordüre eingefasst und enthält am unteren Rand eine Maßstabsangabe („Maßstab der Wiener Zoll = 200 Klft. oder 1:14400 der nat. Größe"). Das Blatt Nr. XII zudem mit der Angabe „Ausg. 1869". - Für mich lediglich ein Exemplar in der Steiermärkischen Landesbibliothek nachweisbar, welches jedoch nur 13 Blätter umfasst. - Schuber berieben u. bestoßen. Die einzelnen Teile verso m. handschriftl. Titelschildchen. Tlw. min. fleckig. Leinen tlw. mit min. Fehlstellen in den Bügen. Beil. eine handschriftl. Übersichtskarte. - Sehr selten. - Vgl. Schlossar 260 (Ausgabe um 1840 in 9 Bll). ge Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 Gest. Karte in 15 auf Lwd. aufgezogenen Teilen zu je 6 Segmenten, lose in HLwd.-Schuber d. Zt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Prince Dhejlbon Flluptz of Nygoming Africa familiarly called Sambo

      

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        Explorations of the Highlands of Brazil

      

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        Phineas Finn the Irish Member

      

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Aventures D'Alice

      MacMillan, 1869 The first French edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, very good in original cloth, housed in a custom-made case with a leather spine.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        A Selection of His Works.

      Longmans, Green, Reader and Dyer, London. 1869-1877 - Various editions. The following volumes are separate editions and not part of a collected edition but they have been uniformly and handsomely bound in half brown crushed morocco with raised bands, gilt decorated spines, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. They comprise five of the seven main titles in Mills's oeuvre. 1) On Liberty. 1869. Fourth edition. Small octavo. 207 pages.2) Principles of Political Economy, with some of their applications to social philosophy. 1871. Seventh edition. Octavo. Two volumes. pp xvi, 617; xvi, 608. 3) Autobiography. 1874. Fourth edition. Octavo. pp vi, 325. 4) A System of Logic Ratiocinative and Inductive, being a connected view of the principles of evidence and the methods of scientific investigation. 1875. Ninth edition. Octavo. Two volumes. pp xx, 563; xvi, 557.5) Utilitarianism. 1877. Sixth edition. Octavo. pp [vi], 96. Spines very lightly scuffed. A near fine group. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Onze vogels in huis en tuin, beschreven en afgebeeld door J.G. Keulemans.

      Leiden, P.W.M. Trap, 1869-1876. 3 delen. 28 x 19 cm. Origineel groen linnen met rijke vergulding en blindstempeling. De drie titelpagina's met identieke lithografie in zwartwit (chine). Met in totaal 200 handgekleurde litho's. 1e druk. Gebruikssporen: van alle drie de boeken is het naaisel een beetje los, één boekblok deels los van de band. Scheefgelezen. Hoekjes wat versleten. Het goud is nog vrij helder. Wat roestvlekjes en kleine, oude reparaties. Naam voorin deel 1, maar verder zonder inscripties. Rookgeur.* Complete, zeer zeldzame en buitengewoon mooi verzorgde serie van inheemse en uitheemse vogels, deskundig en liefhebbend beschreven door Keulemans (1842-1912), op dat moment assistent bij het Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie (nu Naturalis). De fantastisch mooie, gedetailleerde litho's, die stuk voor stuk getuigen van Keulemans' fabelachtige kunstzinnige vaardigheden, worden amusant aangevuld door de tekst, waarin hij de gewoonten en eigenschappen van de verschillende vogels combineert met praktische dingen, zoals het houden van vogels in kooien. Maar ook daarin komt zijn liefde van de dieren mooi tot uitdrukking. Opmerkelijk is de lange beschrijving van de koekoek, waarin de speurtocht beschreven wordt naar het werkelijke gedrag van deze elusieve vogel.

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        The History and Description of Leeds Castle, Kent

      Westminster: Nichols and Sons, 1869. x; 210; xxxvi (appendix) pages. 8 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS by J. Cruttenden of Maidstone. Attractively rebound in half calf, contrasting morocco label on the spine, marbled boards. Gernsheim, 458. A fine very early example of the use of real photographs to illustrate a topographical book, by the very nature of the process few would have been published.. First Edit. Hard Cover. Very Good. Folio.

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        George Cruikshank's Table-Book

      London - Bell and Daldy, 1869 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A super copy of this wonderful Cruikshank volume in a great binding. Leatherbound volume with gilt detailing to the boards and spine, gilt foredge, marble paper pastedowns,?and illustrated throughout. George Cruikshank (September 27, 1792February 1, 1878) was an English caricaturist and book illustrator. Born in London, he was a member of the Cruikshank family of caricaturists and artists, the son of Scottish painter and caricaturist Isaac Cruikshank. Cruikshanks 60-year career began with political prints that attacked the royal family and leading politicians (in 1820 he received a royal bribe of 100 for a pledge not to caricature His Majesty (George III of the United Kingdom) in any immoral situation). His work included a personification of England named John Bull who was developed from about 1790 in conjunction with other British satirical artists such as James Gillray, and Thomas Rowlandson. Cruikshank replaced one of his major influences, James Gillray, as England's most popular satirist. For a generation he delineated Tories, Whigs and Radicals impartially. Satirical material came to him from every public eventwars abroad, the enemies of Britain (he was highly patriotic), the frolic, among other qualities, such as the weird and terrible, in which he excelled. Condition: The binding is tight and firm with both covers and all pages securely attached although the hinges are strained. There is some wear to the extremities including rubbing to the boards and minor bumping to the corners. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with the occasional handling mark and isolated spot. Overall the volume is in very good condition indeed..

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        Canadian Wild Flowers (2nd Cdn Edition)

      Printed and Published by John Lovell St. Nicholas Street, Montreal 1869 - Large folio (14.5"x11"). 10 full-page colour plates of paintings of Canadian wild flowers (with tissue guards). Title page is also decorated with colour flowers. Text has detailed descriptions of thirty different flowers. Original green cloth boards, with gilt titles and decoration to front, blind stamped titles to rear, a little soiled. Professionally re-backed. All edges gilt. Plates V and VI are reversed. Endpapers and paste-downs are dark brown. Pages browning slightly at edges, boards darkened on front corners, a few small stains and surface scratches. Previous owners name of front end paper. Overall a good+ copy of this book. Following are the 10 hand-coloured illustrations:Plate I - Indian Tulip, Showy Orchis, Painted Cup, Scarlet Cup, Cone Flower Plate II - Sweet Wintergreen, One Flowered Pyrola, Flowering Raspberry, Speedwell - American Brooklime Plate III - Adders-Tongue, Dog-Toothed Violet, White Trillium - Death Flower, Rock Columbine Plate IV - Squirrel Corn, Purple Trillium - Death Flower - Birth Root, Wood Geranium - Cranes Bill, Chickweed Wintergreen Plate V - Yellow Lady's Slippers, Large Blue Flag, Small Cranberry Plate VI - Wild Orange Lily, Canadian Harebell, Showy Lady's Slipper Plate VII - Early Wild Rose, Pentstemon Beard-Tongue Plate VIII - Sweet Scented Water Lily, Yellow Pond LilyPlate IX, Pitcher Plant Plate X, Liver Leaf - Wind Flower, Bellwort, Wood Anemone, Spring Beauty.Excerpts from the preface of the book reads as follows:.First, the designs - all the flowers having been copied from Nature's Own Book, by Mrs. Fitzgibbon - then the subsequent grouping and lithographing on stone by her own hand, and finally the colouring of each separate plate - a gigantic effort to be executed by one person. With a patriotic pride in her native land, Mrs. F. was desirous that the book should be entirely of Canadian production, without any foreign aid, and thus far her design has been carried out; whether successfully or not, remains for the public to decide. . And finally it was at last agreed that the Book of Canadian Wild Flowers should be the work of Mrs. Fitzgibbon, and the descriptions of the plants as delineated by her hand, should be selected and adapted to suit the subjects of the Plates from Mrs. Traill's MS.Toronto, December, 1868. C.P. Traill. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ueber Rentabilitat und Richtungsfeststellung der Strassen.

      Hanover: Schmorl & von Seefeld, 1869 - 5 works bound in 1 volume, octavo. Late 19th-century dark purple hard-grain cloth, bland-stamped on sides, spine lettered and numbered in gilt, marbled edges, drab brown endpapers. Some browning and occasional light foxing. A very interesting collection of rare pamphlets on road construction, including one unrecorded: LAUNHARDT, Wilhelm. Ueber Rentabilitat und Richtungsfeststellung der Strassen. Hanover 1869. 54 pp. including terminal advertisement leaf and folding map showing the road system linking the Elbe and Weser rivers. OCLC lists 7 copies (none in North America). LAUNHARDT, Wilhelm. Die Steigungsverhaltnisse der Strassen. Hanover: Schmorl & von Seefeld, 1880. 49 pp. An extract from the Zeitschrift des Architekten und Ingenieur. Not listed in OCLC. PETRLIK, Christian. Das Walzen der Straszen als Mittel zur Erzielung von Ersparnissen bei deren Erhaltung. Prague: Rivnac, 1883. 38 pp. + 1 leaf; 8 folding plates of steam-driven road rollers. OCLC list 2 copies (Zurich and Braunschweig). LEUCHS, J. C. Der Strassenbau. Nuremburg: C. Leuchs & Comp, 1877. [36] pp. 3 illustrations of machinery in the text. OCLC lists 3 copies (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Erlangen and Strasbourg). MEYN, L. Der Asphalt und seine Bedeutung fur den Strassenbau grosser Stadte. Halle: Waisenhauses, 1872. 92 pp. OCLC lists 17 copies. The two works by Launhardt, a civil engineer who worked on the construction of transport infrastructures in Germany, concern the profitability of roads and gradient conditions. Petrlik, a professor of engineering at the Prague Hochschule, writes on road rolling as a means of conserving roads and achieving savings. The two works by Leuchs and Meyn are on the use of asphalt in road construction.

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        OPERE COMPLETE. Traduzione eseguita sulle migliori e più recenti edizioni francesi con la nomenclatura linnejana e la classificazione di Cuvier e con aggiunte note ed osservazioni estratte dalle opere dei più illustri naturalisti italiani e stranieri, dal Dott. Giovanni Boschi.

      Stabilimento Tipografico 1869 - 1879 In - 8 gr. (mm. 262x175), 16 voll. (di cui 1 di Atlante e 1 dedicato alla vita di Buffon), mz. pelle coeva (con abras.), dorso a cordoni. con filetti e tit. oro, testo su due colonne. Il volume di "Atlante" contiene 203 (1 in più rispetto all'Indice) bellissime tavole inc. in rame e colorate d'epoca. Il volume ?La vita e i tempi di Buffon?, pp. VIII,492, ha un pregevole ritratto dell'A., pure inc. in rame. L'opera, di complessive 7500 pagg. ca., è così suddivisa: - Vol. I: "Discorso della maniera di studiare la Storia Naturale - Teoria della terra - Epoche della natura". - Vol. II: "Introduzione alla storia dei Minerali - Parte sperimentale. Memorie - Storia naturale dei Minerali". - Vol. III: "Sali ed acidi - Metalli - Cristallizzazioni del quarzo". - Vol. IV: ?Gemme - Tavola metodica dei Minerali - Stalattiti e concrezioni dei diversi Minerali - Pietre preziose - Concrezioni metalliche - Prodotti vulcanici - Genesi dei Minerali - Trattato della calamita e de' suoi usi". - Vol. V: "Discorso sulla natura degli Animali - Animali domestici, selvaggi, carnivori; dell'antico continente e del nuovo mondo - Animali comuni ai due continenti". - Vol. VI: "Seguito degli Animali - Vedute della natura". - Vol. VII: "Foche, Morse, Lamantini - Scimmie - Generazione degli Animali - Aggiunte d'altri Animali - Muli - Storia degli Animali". - Vol. VIII: "Discorso sulla natura degli Uccelli - Degli Uccelli di rapina - Uccelli che non possono volare". - Voll. IX, X, XI, XII: "Seguito degli Uccelli". - Vol. XIII: "Seguito e fine degli Uccelli - Esperienze sui Vegetabili - Saggio d'aritmetica morale - Discorsi pronunziati all'Accademia Francese. Lettere, ecc." - Vol. XIV: "L'Uomo". Cfr. Nissen,I,733. Esemplare ben conservato.

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        L'Aphroessa.

      E. Maillet, Paris 1869 - In-8 de (4)-434-(1) pp., demi-chagrin brun, dos orné à nerfs (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale. Recueil de poèmes de Gobineau (1816-1882), chef de cabinet de Tocqueville aux Affaires étrangères, puis ministre de France en Asie, à Athènes, à Rio. Bel exemplaire. Rares rousseurs. Carteret, I, 345. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Album of fourteen original watercolours taken on a trip from the Baltic to Russia and Persia. Includes excellent views of Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Simbirsk, Samara, Caucasian Mountains, the Caspian Sea and area near Isfahan.

      September–November, 1869 - Folio (leaf size 370 × 260 mm; images c.210 × 120 mm) Later half sheep to style, old marbled boards, original label laid down, lozenges gilt to the compartments. Overall very good. Fourteen watercolours corner slit-mounted or tipped onto album leaves, neat calligraphic ink captions on the mounting leaves and occasional in a minuscule hand at the foot of the images by the artist. With a watercolour map/track chart loosely inserted. A excellent group of very well-executed, high quality amateur watercolour views by a mid-nineteenth-century English traveller to Russia, including an unusual series of views of the Volga cities – Nizhny Novgorod, Simbirsk, Samara and "Ouswan opposite Kazan on Volga" - Verkhny Uslon village, located directly opposite Kazan on banks of the river. Other images offer appealing panoramas of the Caucasus Mountains and the shore of the Caspian Sea between Petrovskoye - fortress first erected in 1844, now Makhachkala capital of Dagestan - and Derbent, the country's second city; the Greater Caucasus with Mount Shahdag, 14,000 feet, now in Azerbaijan; and of the environs of Isfahan. There are also four excellent studies of Moscow showing the Kremlin, "Towers of Kremlin Moscow"; exterior and interior views of St. Basil's Cathedral, the famous domes, and inside a chapel; together with a sombre study of an abbess and a group of nuns. Also a lively street view titled "In the Suburbs of St. Petersburg," with a fire watch tower, drozhkys and a four-horse omnibus. Two other views depict the harbour at Helsingborg and the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen. The images are accompanied by a hand drawn "Map of route from Hull to St. Petersburg," covering the traveller's route across the Baltic Sea. Crisply, and meticulously detailed visual record of travels in Russia by a talented amateur observer.

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        Explorations of the Highlands of the Brazil, With a Full Account of the Gold and Diamond Mines; Also, Canoeing Down 1500 Miles of the Great River Sao Francisco, From Sabara to the Sea

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1869. First Edition. Two volumes. 8vo, pp xii, 443; viii, 478, [2] (ads), each with engraved frontispiece and title page vignette. Publisher's green cloth ruled in blind on the boards. Not first issue, but also not matching Penzer's description of the second issue binding, and with no folding map. Bindings feel a bit delicate but are still sound. Boards show only light wear to the extremities. Bookplate of English doctor, inventor and book collector George Merryweather (1794-1870) on front pastedown of each volume, and some light penciled notes in the margins, as well as a page of penciled notes on the text laid in. Account of Burton's journey from Rio to the rich mining area of Minas Gerais via Tres Barras, River Velhas, Penedond Paulo Afonso Falls. He canoed down the entire 3,000 kilometer length of the previously uncharted Sao Francisco River to the Atlantic. Borba de Moraes I, p. 110; Penzer pp. 78-79.

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