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        Phineas Finn: The Irish Member

      London: Virtue & Co, 1869. First British Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition. vi, list of illustrations, 320; vi, list of illustrations, 328 pp. Two volumes. Contemporary half leather with green patterned cloth, gilt titles on spine, plain endpapers. Good+ condition overall. Leather worn and chipped along edges, stained from green cloth. All illustrations present, although a few tissue guards seem to have bitten the dust. A few light stains in text. Vol. 1 front cloth stained, front hinge feels stiff as if it has been repaired, back hinge split. Vol. 2's hinges split, a number of pages have reading creases. The second "Palliser" novel, whose publisher went out of business not long after this publication.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Descartes considéré comme physiologiste et comme médecin

      1869 - de XI, (1) et 532 pages Paris, Masson, 1869, in-8, de XI, (1) et 532 pages, demi-veau blond de l'époque, dos à 5 faux-nerfs, Première édition. Superbe exemplaire, dans une fine reliure de l'époque, portant un envoi signé de l'auteur à "M. Hilaire de Lacombe". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TOKYO MEISHO ZU E: THE PICTURES OF FAMOUS & SCENIC PLACES IN TOKYO.

      A SUPERB ALBUM OF COLOR WOOODCUT PRINTS FROM THE SERIES [Tokyo 1869- - 1870, Marutetsu]. Brown silk covers, accordionfolded album, 43 Oban color woodcut plates, printed on hand-made Hosho paper, Japanese cartouche, ca. 24.5 x 36.5 cm.,very good copy, excellent images & registry. S C A R C E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2016Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Travels in the central Caucasus and Bashan; including visits to Ararat and Tabreez and ascents of Kazbek and Elbruz

      London, Longmans, Green, & Co, 1869-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. xiii, 509 p. Color frontispiece, illustrations, 4 plates, 3 folded maps, 22 cm. Bound in publisher's green cloth with gold lettering and vignette of a Tartar on front. Hardcover. Mylar dust jacket. Fine binding and cover. Light wear. Owners signature to fep. Scattered foxing. Foxing to page ends. Ghani, p 143; Neate F71. Perret 1757. "Catalogue of plants by Herr Rade, and arranged by Herr V. Trautvetter": p. [502]-509.

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        Brigadier-General Thomas Francis Meagher: His Political and Military Career

      Cameron & Ferguson, circa, Glasgow 1869 - Small octavo, fine in recent cloth with the publisher's green illustrated wrappers and advertisements bound in. Scarce biography of Irish nationalist Thomas Meagher (1823-1867), transported to Van Diemen's Land for his role in the Young Ireland movement of 1848.Renowned for his personal charisma and powerful oratory, Meagher was born into a prosperous family and enjoyed a successful political career. In 1848 he was charged with leading the Young Ireland movement and inciting rebellion, a capital conviction transmuted to transportation for life. He arrived in Hobart in October 1849, where he quickly married and obtained a ticket-of-leave, only to escape the colony within a matter of years (arriving in New York in May of 1852). His time in Australia and subsequent escape is detailed in a chapter of this book.As a citizen of the United States, Meagher is best remembered as a Union officer in command of an Irish brigade, and as sometime Governor of Montana. He drowned in the Missouri River in 1867, and was quickly immortalised as a paradigm Irish patriot in biographies such as this one. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        REPORT OF SURVEYS ACROSS THE CONTINENT IN 1867-'68, ON THE THIRTY-FIFTH AND THIRTY-SECOND PARALLELS, FOR A ROUTE EXTENDING THE KANSAS PACIFIC RAILWAY TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN AT SAN FRANCISCO AND SAN DIEGO

      Philadelphia, 1869. Original front printed wrapper bound into modern dark brown calf, gilt. Bookplate on front pastedown. Text clean. Small tape repairs to map at gutter margin. Very good plus. One of the most detailed western railway survey publications, accompanied by a large, important map of the West and profile of the route from Missouri to California. This work sets forth the ambitious expansion plans for the Kansas Pacific Railway. Shortly after the railroad's decision to follow the Smokey Hill Route across Kansas and into Denver, the railroad began to show interest in moving forward with its projected line through New Mexico and Arizona to the Pacific. The folding map depicts the proposed route of the Kansas Pacific Railway. The map is based on the famous Keeler map of 1867, but with a number of additions. It is the first map to show and name the Grand Canyon. The text includes detailed reports of the mineral and agricultural resources along the route in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. The folding profile, almost always lacking, shows the change in elevation along the entire route, from Missouri to California. It is riddled with important geographic details (passes, gaps, locations of rivers, etc.), as well as man-made landmarks such as sundry army forts and lines already constructed. In all, the profile offers a stunning visual summary of the challenging and dramatic variances in elevation with which the railroad's engineers had to cope. "[Palmer's] report is full of all sorts of information - geographic commentary, engineering detail, and comparative discussions of different routes, with attention to such larger matters as mineral resources, manufacturing resources, and sources of traffic" - Wheat. Palmer rescued James White on this expedition and also gives White's narrative, in his own words, of the remarkable overland expedition and trip through the Colorado Canyon. This copy, like the Graff copy, contains only one folding map. Howes asserts that some copies have three maps. Copies with the map and profile are extremely rare. A fundamental description of the American West. HOWES P54, "aa." WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 1206. GRAFF 3177. SABIN 58383. FARQUHAR 24.

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        Innocents Abroad, or the New Pilgrim's Progress

      San Francisco: H.H. Bancroft, 1869 First edition, later printing of Twain's second book, with a scarce San Francisco imprint. Expertly rebacked retaining original publishers' cloth and spine, and new endpapers. Later issue of first edition. 234 black and white plate illustrations, double frontis, 651pp+ five pages of ads; pages xvii and xviii of the table of contents have page numbers; last entry on page xviii ends with the word "conclusion"; engraved portrait of Napoleon III at p, 129; heading on p. 643 is "CHAPTER LXI"; third page of printed ads begins with "Personal History of Ulysses S. Grant."

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        Phantasmagoria and Other Poems.

      MacMillan and Co., London 1869. Viii,202 pp., orig. decorated cloth, nicely rebacked with use of the original spine, all edges gilt, with exlibris and name on titlepage. With page (87) numbered as page 78 in the Table of Contents.. 16022425

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        Phineas Finn. The Irish Member.

      London: Virtue & Co., 1869 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original green pebble-grain cloth, titles to spine and covers gilt within decorative quatrefoil stamped in blind, red and white endbands, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, pale yellow endpapers. W. H. Smith subscription library plate to vol. II front pastedown and apparently effaced from vol. I. Spines rolled and slightly darkened, extremities bumped and rubbed, a few small marks to covers with pale mottling to front of vol. I, edges toned, very small chip to upper inner corner of vol. I sigs. L5-8. An excellent copy, internally crisp and the plates especially bright. Wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue-guard and 9 similar plates to each volume, all after John Everett Millais. First edition, from the library of Walter E. Smith, the pre-eminent modern bibliographer of 19th-century fiction and author of Anthony Trollope: A Bibliography of his First American Editions, with his pencilled ownership inscription to the initial blank of the first volume. Phineas Finn first appeared as a serial in Saint Paul's Magazine from October 1867 to May 1869, and was published by Virtue in March. The inexperienced publisher paid £3200 for the copyright, marking "the summit of Trollope's achievement as a novelist-earner", though his gamble was not a successful one, and "shortly after the book was published, James Virtue went out of general publishing altogether [B]efore he had time to sell many copies, he disposed of the copyright and was consequently debarred from putting the balance of his printed sheets on the market" (Sadleir, pp. 290-91). Copies in the original Virtue cloth are scarce as a consequence, and all the more so in collectable condition, the lending library plate to vol. II testifying to the fate of most Trollope first editions. Sadleir 30, not in Wolff. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sammlung von Theaterzetteln der Aufführungen des Operettensängers und Komikers Albert Ermarth in den Jahren 1869 - 1890.

      - Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen. Vorderer Falz geöffnet. Vorderes Vorsatz halb gelöst und an den Rändern mit Einrissen und etwas Verlust. Papierbedingt gebräunt. Das Buch enthält Theaterzettel von Vorführungen, bei denen der Schauspeler Albert Ermarth mitgewirkt hat. In Ludwig Eisenberg`s großem biographischen Lexikon der Deutschen Bühne im 19. Jahrhundert findet sich folgende Biographie von Albert Ermarth, die sich anhand der Theaterzettel auch verifizieren lässt: "Ermarth Albert, der Sohn eines bayrischen Generals, war selbst Offizier, folgte jedoch seiner Neigung fürs Theater und trat in jungen Jahren als Volontär in den Verband des Carltheaters, war dann als Liebhaber und Held in Laibach, Franzensbad, Essegg und Nürnberg engagiert, bis er in den Verband des Grazer Stadttheaters trat, wo er sowohl im Schauspiel als auch in der Posse und Operette erfolgreich verwendet wurde. Der Künstler, der lange unter dem Namen Albert Puls spielte, war viele Jahre in Prag engagiert und zählte daselbst zu den meist beschäftigten und geschätzten Mitgliedern. Von Prag kehrte er wieder nach München zurück, wo er am Gärtnerplatztheater bald als Liebhaber und Bonvivant, bald als Operettensänger und Komiker Beifall fand. Um seine Vielseitigkeit zu charakterisieren, genügt die Bemerkung, daß er in einer Woche den „Körner" in „Hasemanns Töchter", den „Sparadray" in „Prinzessin von Trapezunt", den „Pfarrer von Kirchfeld" und den „Falconi" in „Carneval in Rom" spielte. 1899 trat er in den Verband des Carltheaters in Wien, wo er ebenfalls durch seine große Verwendbarkeit angenehm auffiel. Anfang des Jahres 1901 begab sich der Künstler mit Conrad Dreher (s. d.) auf die von letzterem arrangierten Gastspielreisen. Der pflichteifrige Schauspieler dürfte sich vielleicht hierbei allzu viel zugemutet haben, seine Nerven wurden überreizt und er erlag am 26. April in Hof in Bayern einem Schlaganfall. E. war verheiratet mit der jugendlich-dramatischen und lyrischen Sängerin Melanie Häckel, geboren in Wien, Schülerin der Passy-Cornet (s. d.), betrat im jugendlichen Alter als „Pamina" in Graz zum erstenmal die Bühne. Sie erzielte außerordentlichen Erfolg und wurde im Frühjahr 1876 nach Prag engagiert, woselbst sie unter dem Namen Puls-Häckel als „Mignon" ihr Engagement unter stürmischem Beifall antrat. 1878 wurde Frau Ermarth ans königliches Hoftheater in München engagiert, woselbst sie in erster Stellung wirkte und auch Gelegenheit fand, in den Separatvorstellungen vor König Ludwig II. zu dessen besonderer Zufriedenheit zu singen. Nach einiger Zeit trat sie zum königlichen Theater am Gärtnerplatz über, wo sie nicht nur als Vertreterin erster Operettenpartien, sondern auch in der modernen Oper mit großem Erfolg sang und spielte. Im Jahre 1887 zog sich diese beliebte, anziehende Sängerin unter den größten Sympathiebeweisen seitens des Münchner Publikums von der Bühne gänzlich zurück. Eine Tochter dieser Ehe wendete sich ebenfalls der Bühne zu: Melanie Ermarth, geboren in München, wo sie 1899 als „Rautendelein" in der „Versunkenen Glocke" höchst erfolgreich debütierte. Noch im selben Jahre wurde sie ans Deutsche Volkstheater in Wien engagiert. Diese Bühne verließ sie jedoch nach zwei Jahren infolge ungenügender Beschäftigung, und wurde 1901 für das Stadttheater Riga gewonnen, wo sie als „Louise" in „Kabale und Liebe" debütierte. Diese junge Künstlerin ist ein vielversprechendes Talent und weist für das Fach der sentimentalen Liebhaberin, von einnehmendem Äußern vorteilhaft unterstützt, unbedingte Begabung auf, die namentlich in der Klassik trefflich zur Geltung kommt." Im Buch sind folgende Theaterzettel enthalten: 4 Theaterzettel k.k. priv. Carl-Theater Wien aus dem Jahr 1869, 2 z.T. mehrfach gefaltete Theaterzettel des Landschaftlichen Theaters Laibach aus dem Jahr 1870, 2 Theaterzettel des Theaters in Ischl aus dem Jahr 1871, 5 Theaterzettel des Stadttheaters in Nürnberg aus den Jahren 1873 und 1874, 2 Theaterzettel des Deutschen königl. Theaters in Prag au [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rice's Map of the City of St Paul

      St. Paul, MN: St. Paul Litho., Eng., and Publishing Co., (c1883). One of many editions, 1869-1899. Broadside map, 19 1/4 x 23 3/4 inches, with hand-coloring, a plat map of the city, with lakes, parks, cemeteries, railways, businesses, lakes, named neighborhoods, etc., clearly delineated; includes one section labeled "Home of the Homeless." Includes a street directory. Cover title: "Rice's Map of St. Paul 1885." Not in Phillips (which does record the 1869 edition). OCLC locates two copies of this edition (Minnesota Historical Society, Yale). Folded into narrow 12mo printed tan wrappers (rubbed, some separation at spine). Several small breaks at corner folds, else very good. (1501)

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        Travels in the central Caucasus and Bashan; including visits to Ararat and Tabreez and ascents of Kazbek and Elbruz.

      London, Longmans, Green, & Co. 1869 - First edition. xiii, 509 p. Color frontispiece, illustrations, 4 plates, 3 folded maps, 22 cm. Bound in publisher's green cloth with gold lettering and vignette of a Tartar on front. Hardcover. Mylar dust jacket. Fine binding and cover. Light wear. Owners signature to fep. Scattered foxing. Foxing to page ends. Ghani, p 143; Neate F71. Perret 1757. "Catalogue of plants by Herr Rade, and arranged by Herr V. Trautvetter": p. [502]-509. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1869 - 1869 Wisden Cricketers Almanac, Facsimile Wrappers

      1869. On offer here is an 1869 Wisden Cricketers Almanac in entirely original condition apart from the facsimile wrappers. 1869 is commonly regarded as the second scarcest Wisden after the 1875 edition. The copy on offer here has been recently fitted with facsimile wrappers which are in excellent, as new condition. The remainder of the book is entirely original. The title page has the odd very minor mark and the contents page has a little, very light foxing as does the last page - at page 120. Apart from this the contents are in absolutely immaculate, clean condition - original, unmarked and clean. A really excellent example of a very scarce year.

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        Inauguration du Canal de Suez. Voyage des Souverains.

      

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        THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES By Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.

      London: John Murray 1869. Fifth Edition, with additions and corrections. (Tenth thousand). Original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine. 8vo. xxiii, 596pp. Black endpapers. A very good copy indeed, the cloth very clean and bright, the binding square and tight with some bumping at the extremities and a short tear to the head of the spine. The contents are entirely complete and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. The hinges remain sound to the front and rear. Bookplate of William H. Field to the front pastedown. Fold-out diagram present opposite page 132, as called for. An attractive example in excellent original condition. This fifth edition quotes for the first time the phrase "Survival of the Fittest" , a term often attributed to Darwin but by his own admission borrowed from Herbert Spencer. "I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term Natural Selection, in order to mark its relation to man's power of selection. But the expression often used by Mr. Herbert Spencer of the Survival of the Fittest is more accurate, and is sometimes equally convenient." (Freeman 387). Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Mittheilungen aus dem naturwissenschaftlichen Vereine von Neu-Vorpommern und Rügen.

      Rudolf Gaertner, später Universitätsverlag Ratsbuchhandlung L. Bamberg 1869-1939, Berlin, später Greifswald - 1. Jahrgang 1869, 106 S., mit 3 Steindruck-Tafeln; 2. Jahrgang 1870, 74 S., mit 1 Steindrucktafel; 3. Jahrgang 1871, 86 S.; 8. Jahrgang 1876, 91 S., mit 1 Lichtdruck-Tafel; 10. Jahrgang 1878, 212 S., mit 8 Tafeln; 11. Jahrgang 1879, 104 S., mit 3 Tafeln; 36. Jahrgang 1904 (erschienen 1905), 186 S., mit 1 Tafel, Anhang: Die Ablesungen der meteorologischen Station Greifswald vom 1. Januar bis 31. Dezember 1904, 51 S.; 37. Jahrgang 1905 (ersch. 1906), 88 S., mit 3 Tafeln, + Anhang (wie beim 36. Jg., jedoch 1.1. - 31.12.1905), 51 S.; 38. Jahrgang 1906 (ersch. 1907), 140 S., mit 5 Tafeln + Anhang (wie beim 36. Jg., jedoch 1.1.-31.12.1906), 51 S.; 39 Jahrgang 1907 (ersch. 1908), 27 + XXX S. + Anhang (wie Jg. 36, jedoch für 1907), 50 S. (hinterer Umschlag mit Fehlstelle); 40. Jahrgang 1908 (ersch. 1909), 61 S., mit 2 Tafeln + Anhang (wie Jahrg. 36, jedoch für 1908), 50 S.; 42. Jahrgang 1910 (ersch. 1911), 70 S. + Anhang (wie Jg. 36, jedoch für 1910), 50 S.; 43 Jahrgang 1911 (ersch. 1912), 175 S., + Anhang (wie Jg. 36, jedoch für 1911), 50 S.; 44. Jahrgang 1912 (ersch. 1913), 136 S. + Anhang (wie Jg. 36, jedoch für 1912), 50 S.; 45. Jg. 1913 (ersch. 1914), 195 S., mit 16 Tafeln + Anhang (wie Jg. 36, jedoch für 1913), 50 S.; 46. und 47. Jahrgang in einem Band, 1920, 46. Jahrgang, 80 S. mit 1 Tafel, hier ist der bisherige Anhang (wie Jg. 36) als 2. Teil des Jahresbandes deklariert, hier 50 S., 47. Jahrgang, 2 Teile (ohne die meteorologischen Aufzeichnungen!), 75 + 32 S., mit 1 Tafel. (Umschlag in schlechtem Zustand1); 48. und 49. Jahrgang 1920 und 1921 in einem Band (ersch. 1922), XXXII + 126 S., mit 2 Tafeln; 50. und 51. Jahrgang 1922 und 1923 in einem Band (ersch. 1925). LVI + 199 S. mit 3 Tafeln + Meteorologische Jahresübersichten über die Jahre 1915 bis 1924, 6 S. (bei diesem Band ist die Bindung gerissen; er ist daher in drei Teilen da, aber komplett!); 52. bis 56 Jahrgang 1924 bis 1928 in einem Band (ersch. 1930), 174 S. mit 1 Tafel + Anhang: Meteorologische Jahresübersichten über die Jahre 1925, 1926, 1927 (3 ausklappbare Tafeln, eine davon lose); 57. und 58. Jahrgang 1929/1930 in einem Band (ersch. 1931), VIII + 142 S., mit 19 Textabbildugen und 16 Tafeln; 59. Jahrgang 1931 (ersch. 1932), XIV + 84 S., mit 5 Textabb.; 60. Jahrgang 1932 (ersch. 1933), XIII + 80 S., mit 15 Textabb.; 61. Jahrgang 1933 (ersch. 1934), VIII + 200 S., mit 30 Textabb. und 1 Tafel; 62. Jahrgang 1934 (ersch. 1935), VIII + 206 S., mit 24 Textabb.; 63. und 64. Jahrgang 1935/36 in einem Band (ersch. 1936), XII + 154 S., mit 14 Textabb.; 65. und 66. Jahrgang 1937/38 in einem Band (ersch. 1939), XII + 254 S., mit 55 Textabb. Alle Bände in Originalbroschur, teilweise mit Stempeln bzw. Eigentümervermerken versehen. Bis auf die genannten Mängel in relativ gutem Zustand. Einzelbände auf Anfrage. Bei Gesamtabnahme 480,00 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems - FIRST EDITION IN A FINE BINDING, WITH AN AUTOGRAPH LETTER

      London: F.S. Ellis. First Edition, first issue. 19 x 12cm (8vo), bound by Zaehnsdorf (stamped in gilt to lower fr. turn-in). [1]-[xii], [1]-282 pp. With an autograph letter addressed "My Dear Brown" and signed "DGR" tipped to the ffe, arranging a dinner date with his good friend Ford Madox Brown. Handmade paper by Strangeways & Walden, London, page 275 numbered erroneously as 27 (indicating first issue). Full leather with five raised bands, elaborate gilt design reproducing the original design by DGR himself as it appeared on the publisher's green cloth, here accomplished by Zaehnsdorf of London, recently restored and rebacked in leather.�Rossetti exhumed the only manuscript of his Poems in 1869 from the grave of his wife & the most famous of the Pre-Raphaelite models, Elizabeth Siddal, who had died of a laudanum overdose in 1862. The 1870 volume of Poems was put together with immense care and deliberateness. Every aspect of the work, including all of its production features, was subjected to the most careful scrutiny. In fact, DGR not only wrote the book, he designed it, from cover to cover. He imagined it as a coherent statement of his life and purposes as a poet, which meant as a poet who was also, like Blake, a visual artist.

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        CRITICAL POINT IN GASES: "The Bakerian Lecture: On the Continuity of the Gaseous and Liquid States of Matter" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 159 for the Year 1869, pp. 575-590)

      London: Royal Society of London, 1869. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Thomas Andrews' (1813-1885) paper explaining his discovery of the "critical point," the temperature above which no gas can be liquified by any pressure. Also contains J. Norman Lockyer's "Spectroscopic Observations of the Sun. -- No. II" (pp. 425-444). iv, v, [4], [4], 28, [1]-812 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.

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        HELIUM IN THE SUN: "Spectroscopic Observations of the Sun. -- No. II" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 159 for the Year 1869, pp. 425-444)

      London: Royal Society of London, 1869. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. J. Norman Lockyer's (1836-1920) paper explaining his discovery of helium in the sun. Also contains Thomas Andrews' "The Bakerian Lecture: On the Continuity of the Gaseous and Liquid States of Matter" (pp. 575-590). iv, v, [4], [4], 28, [1]-812 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.

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        The Regicides Sheltered in New England: A Lecture of a Course by Members of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Delivered before the Lowell Institute, Feb. 5, 1869

      Press of John Wilson & Son, Boston, 1869-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 6.5" x 9.5" 36 pages + plates. A study of those English members of Parliament who condemned Charles I to death and had to flee the country upon the crowning of Charles II.This copy has been extra-illustrated with 46 extra plates and four extra text inserts, and then specially bound by Stikeman & Co. in half brown leather and marbled paper covered boards. The spine has five raised bands, bright stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs. The book shows light shelfwear, with mild sunning to the spine. The binding is firm. The volume has a gilt top edge and marbled endpapers. The pages are clean and without markings. The plates exhibit light foxing. Some of the bound-in plates have pencil notes concerning their rarity .Shipped in box with tracking number.

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        The Salt Lake City Directory and Business Guide for 1869

      Salt Lake City, UT: E. L. Sloan & Co., 1869. First edition. 57-219pp Octavo [23 cm] Original 1/4 gray cloth under black boards with advertisements printed in gilt on the boards. Very good. Light rubbing to the extremities of the boards. Advertisements on the boards are faded. The folding plate of a view of Salt Lake City is present at the front of the volume. This fold-out has had professional tissue repairs. The folding 'Plat of Salt Lake City' is present in facsimile, and laid in at the rear This is the first directory for Salt Lake City printed in Salt Lake City, and is uncommon. This work opens with a brief history of Mormonism [p.56-58], followed by chronological list of events in Utah (beginning with the arrival of the Mormon pioneers in 1847) [p. 59-64]. This is followed by a section that contains an overall look at the Territory of Utah at the time, including; history, mining, social organizations, federal officers, local governments, public buildings, schools, cemeteries, churches, post offices, newspapers, etc. [p.65-85]. This is followed by the directory of Salt Lake [87-173]. This followed by a brief history of the Union Pacific Railroad [182-187]. The remainder of this work is dedicated to Chicago [Ill.], and is titled: 'Chicago: Its Growth and Trade' this includes a brief history and overview and ends with a directory of Chicago businesses (including advertisements). A wealth of period advertisement. The publication of this directory was delayed a bit, because so much labor was required in procuring the information, and "it was also delayed on its transit to the printers by the heavy snow storms which impeded travel through the Rocky Mountains in February and March."- The Publishers. Flake/Draper 7757. Howes S555. Woodward 217

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        Phineas Finn.

      London: Virtue & Co.,, 1869. The Irish Member. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green pebble-grain cloth, titles to spine and covers gilt within decorative quatrefoil stamped in blind, red and white endbands, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, pale yellow endpapers. Wood-engraved frontispiece with tissue-guard and 9 similar plates to each volume, all after John Everett Millais. W. H. Smith subscription library plate to vol. II front pastedown and apparently effaced from vol. I. Spines rolled and slightly darkened, extremities bumped and rubbed, a few small marks to covers with pale mottling to front of vol. I, edges toned, very small chip to upper inner corner of vol. I sigs. L5-8. An excellent copy, internally crisp and the plates especially bright. First edition, from the library of Walter E. Smith, the pre-eminent modern bibliographer of 19th-century fiction and author of Anthony Trollope: A Bibliography of his First American Editions, with his pencilled ownership inscription to the initial blank of the first volume. Phineas Finn first appeared as a serial in Saint Paul's Magazine from October 1867 to May 1869, and was published by Virtue in March. The inexperienced publisher paid £3200 for the copyright, marking "the summit of Trollope's achievement as a novelist-earner", though his gamble was not a successful one, and "shortly after the book was published, James Virtue went out of general publishing altogether Â… [B]efore he had time to sell many copies, he disposed of the copyright and was consequently debarred from putting the balance of his printed sheets on the market" (Sadleir, pp. 290-91). Copies in the original Virtue cloth are scarce as a consequence, and all the more so in collectable condition, the lending library plate to vol. II testifying to the fate of most Trollope first editions.

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

      Oxford: Clarendon, 1869., 1869. First edition edited by Rogers. 2 volumes. Octavo. Finely bound by Bayntun in half red morocco over red cloth boards, with raised bands, gilt titles and gilt decoration to spine; top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Binding shows well, with only minor signs of shelfwear, slight bumping to corners. Internally clean and free from spotting. Binder's stamp to front free endpaper, "Bayntun, Binder, Bath, Eng". Smith, one of the pillars of the Scottish Enlightenment, was a moral philosopher in addition to being an economist. In The Wealth of Nations, Smith laid the intellectual foundations for a liberal, free-market society, and in so doing revolutionized the understanding of how societies, governments, and markets interact. However, he insisted, from "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" onwards, that the 'invisible hand of the market' would regulate capitalist impulses and channel excessive behaviour into productive and beneficent projects. The Wealth of Nations further addresses questions of sovereignty of colonies, the origins of coinage, and the concept of credit, all of which would have profound influence on the germinating United States of America, which declared independence in July 1776, the same year that Smith's work was published. An attractively bound copy of the single most important work in economic history.

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        The Connecticut Courant

      [1869], Hartford 1869 - Broadside (approx. 26" x 16"), folio; typographically ornamental border; text in double column; stock unevenly toned, three shallow losses not affecting text, mostly clean tears along previously folds without loss of meaning, small soil spot at center. Advertisement for "The oldest and best news and family paper published in Connecticut." Includes lists of American and Connecticut-related statistics and press comments from numerous local Connecticut newspapers. OCLC finds the copy at AAS only.

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        Autograph letter signed „Gu. Flaubert".

      , [August 1869]. - 3 pp. ½ . 8vo (132 x 102 mm). Blue paper. Après la mort de son ami d'enfance, Louis Bouilhet, le 18 juillet 1869, Flaubert se démène pour faire représenter sa pièce MademoiselleAïsséet faire publier ses Dernières chansons.Il écrit au fils adoptif deBouilhet, Philippe Leparfait : "Camille Doucet est enthousiasmé d’Aïssé & prétend que ce sera un succès colossal. Je vais tâcher d’avoir le père Beauvalet pour le rôle du Commandeur -- & Berton le père pour le chevalier. Ces MM m’ont proposé le fils qui est déjà engagé à l’Odéon j’ai dit merde très fortement". Il essaye de faire paraître des pièces inédites dans Le Moniteur: "il ne serait pas mal, d’ici à là pièce, d’en publier trois ou quatre pour soutenir l’attention sur notre propre vieux". Il demande à Leparfait "d’en copier quelques-unes. -- Qui ne soient ni politiques ni religieuses".Le 6 janvier 1872, Flaubert réussit à faire jouer Mademoiselle Aïssé à l’Odéon, maisaprès bien des difficultés et sans grand succès. La même année, il fait publier Les Dernières chansons, en les accompagnant d'une très belle préface.Références: G. Flaubert,Correspondance, IV, p. 92-93.

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        Hrsg. v. Franc. Xaver Reithmayr u. Valentin Thalhofer.

      - Eine Auswahl der vorzüglichsten patristischen Werke in deutscher Übersetzung. 72 (von 80) Bänden. Kösel, Kempten 1869-1881. Hln mit zarter Rückenvergold. u. kl. handschriftl. Signaturmarken. Gutes einheitlich gebundenes Exemplar. – Enthält: Ambrosius 2 Bde.; Apostolische Constitutionen und Canonen, Apostolische Väter Ignatius und Polycarp; Athanasius 2 Bde.; Aurelius Augustinus Bd. 1-8; Basilius 3 Bde.; Briefe der Päpste Bd. 1-5 u. 7; Cassianus 2 Bde.; Chrysostomus Bd. 1-9; / Clemens von Alexandrien; Cyprian Bd. 1; Cyrillus von Jerusalem; Cyrillus von Alexandria; Ephraim-Ephräm von Syrien 3 Bde.; Epiphanius; Eusebius Bd. 1; Gedichte der syrischen Kirchenväter; Gregor der Große Bd.1; Gregor von Nazianz 2 Bde.; Gregor von Nyssa 2 Bde; Hieronymus 2 Bde.; Hilarius; Johannes von Damaskus; Irenäus 2 Bde.; Griechische Liturgien; Laktantius; Leo der Große; Makarius; Origines 3 Bde. Petrus Chrysologus; Salvianus; Schriften der syrischen Kirchenväter; Sulpicius Severus; Tatian, Athenagoras, Theophilius, Hermias, Hippolytus; Theodoretus; Vincenz von Lerin, Justinus, M. Minncius Felix Octavius; Tyrrannius Rusinus, Mozarabische u. ambrosianische Liturgie, Dionysius Areopagita; Zeno von Verona; [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Physique sociale ou essai sur le developpement des facultes de l'homme. 2 tomes.

      Muquardt Brüssel, 1869 - 485, 503 S. Leather mildly rubbed. Paper yellowish and mildly foxed or fingerstained. Vol. 2 with 3 plates. Guter Zustand Note of ownership. Back label. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 100 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage à travers l'amérique du sud de l'océan pacifique à l'océan atlantique

      1869 - 2 volumes de I. (8), Paris, Louis Hachette, 1869, in-4, 2 volumes de I. (8), frontispice, 704pp. ; et II. (4), 519, (3)pp ; 20 cartes, percaline rouge de l'époque, estampé à froid sur les plats et portant un titre doré sur le premier plat, dos à 5 nerfs orné (mors, coins et coiffes frottés), Première édition de cette volumineuse narration d'un voyage que Paul Marcoy entreprit entre la côte du Pérou et l'embouchure du fleuve Amazon, donc un voyage où il traversa le Pérou et le Brésil d'ouest en est. Rencontrant peu de ville et de civilisation, le voyageur naturaliste relate surtout les mœurs des indigènes rencontrés, toujours avec une verve satirique et joyeuse, et rend compte des beautés naturelles ainsi que des curiosités zoologiques et botaniques découvertes. Plus de 600 figures dans le texte en noir, souvent en pleine page, illustrent richement l'ouvrage et 20 cartes retracent les chemins et voies fluviales empruntés par Marcoy. Des mouillures éparses sur l'ensemble du volume, mais bon exemplaire [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chronik der Städte Krems, Stein und deren nächster Umgegend Mit den Freiheitsbriefen beider Städte und den Schriftstücken ihrer gewerblichen Innungen vom Jahre 985 - 1869

      Max Prammer's Buchdruckerei, Krems, 1869 - 637 Seiten Ecken/Kanten betossen, marmorierter Einband (dieser ist berieben), grüner Rücken und Ecken, Rücken mit vergilbter Goldprägung, zwischen Deckblatt unf Vorwort Bindung brüchig, Buchblock etwas locker, Seiten vergilbt und stockfleckig, ein paar Eselsohren, eine Lithografie beim Aufschlagen, Titelblatt mit geprägtem Papiervignette an der rechten oberen Ecke, inhaltlich sauber, in Frakturschrift, mittlerer Zustand Sprache: Deutsch

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        OUR LIFE IN JAPAN.

      London 1869, Chapman.Full black leather,5 bands,gold stamped. 428p., 3 hand-colored,18 b.w. woodcut plates, by Lord Walter. Kerr, after photos by Felice Beato, co-author E.P. Elmhirst,. 14 x 22 cm., all edge gilt. VERY RARE ! FIRST EDITION. A 1869 EARLY BRITISH PRIMARY RESOURCE ON JAPAN & CHINA The primary experiences of two English military officers in Japan, and an excellent early study of Japan and the Japanese. * CO-AUTHOR: The co-author was Edward Pennell Elmhirst of the 9th Regimen . * Covering in much detail: Yokohama, manners, customs, dress, language, sport, invitation to witness an Japanese execution. A great conflagration in Yokohama, fashions of Japanese women, their cleanliness, courtesy, language, Harakiri its causes, kite-flying &c. . Prison at Kanagawa, torture, after-treatment of the decapitated head and body, the gallows. . Horse mounted travel through Japan, of Bettoe. A visit to the Tycoon, of Japanese ladies, horses, aristocracy. Visit to a curio street, games, amusements, the wicked spirit Tenjo, Japanese theatricals, cure for sea-sickness. Japanese Sumo wrestlers, nude public bathing, visit to the Ainu in Hokkaido, shooting of wild animals, fishing in Hakodate. . This early work is a fascinating look at a Japan before the deluge of foreigners arrived. Good description of an untainted Japan and Japanese. Adorned with very fine illustrations by Felice Beato, a premiere photographer on Japan. ALWAYS RARE ! *** CHINA: The execution of a Chinese at Canton, horrible fate of a Rebel Chieftain. *** Color scans can be sent by e-mail. 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, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        HENRI RENARD (Daten unbek., siehe aber Thieme/Becker) französischer Landschaftsmaler, Stilleben, Tiermaler, 1861/66 im Pariser Salon

      - ORIGINAL-ÖLGEMÄLDE (ca. 45 x 30 cm, Öl auf Leinwand, Keilrahmen), links unten eigenhändig signiert MOTIV : von Birken umrandetes Bauernhaus in bäuerlicher Landschaft ! In frischen Farben, mit zeitgenössischem Goldrahmen aus Halz gerahmt, rs. bezeichnet und datiert 1869. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        American Entomology. A Description of the Insects of North America with Illustrations Drawn and Colored After Nature; Edited By John L. Le Conte, M.D. (Two Volume Set) [The Complete Writings of Thomas Say on the Entomology of North America]

      New York: J. W. Bouton, 1869 Hardcover 2-Volume set in publisher's original green cloth, t.e.g., gilt spine titling and blind embossed ruling to spine & panels, second issue of edition first published 1859 by Bailliere in New York with all of Say's published writings on entomology gathered by Le Conte; includes the justly-celebrated 'Description of North American Insects' (first published 1824-28) with all the 54 hand-colored plates (comprising Volume I of the set), as well as all his miscellaneous writings on entomology (Volume II); the set is exceptionally nice & tight with no hinge issues and only slight signs of wear to the green cloth boards and a small area of discoloration to front panel corner of Volume II, many of the text pages in both volumes still unopened, no markings other than penciled name to pastedown, no foxing, a truly exemplary set of the writings of "the father of entomology"; 8vo; xxiv + 412pp indexed + 54 plates (I) and vi + 814pp indexed (II). The set is heavy and oversize and may incur an additional shipping charge, particularly for overseas delivery. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        A Description of the New York Central Park

      F. J. Huntington and Co. New York 1869. Very Good with no dust jacket First Edition Hardcover Green cloth with elaborate gilt decoration. Gilt on spine just a bit dull, but still quite bright; gilt on boards very bright. A bit of very light rubbing/bumping at spine extremities and tips of corners. 1/4" closed tear in cloth at top rear corner. A bit of light rubbing along bottom edges of boards. Some very faint rubbed soil to portions of front board, but overall, the binding is quite clean & bright. Previous owners name, with 1885 date on the first blank. Some light foxing to the first and last few pages, and a few pages within. Page edges somewhat age-darkened, with a small smudge on the page fore-edges. Else pages clean. Tissues present at frontis and between the two map illustrations. The frontis tissue has some foxing. Overall, a quite nice copy of this fairly scarce, interesting title. ; B Illustrations; 9 x 6-1/2"; 206 pages

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        Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea] Veinte Mil Leguas de Viaje Submarino

      Establecimiento Tipografico de Tomas Rey y Compania 1869 - First edition in Spanish, and the earliest edition of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea known in book form, preceding the French and English editions. Two parts in one volume, 247, 287 pp. + 2 page index, with illustrations by Riou and Hildibrand. Brown leather spine over brown pebbled cloth, floral patterned end papers. Rubbing, soiling, and light chipping to cloth. Several stains to fore edge. Pages toned, with foxing and occasional staining. One page toward rear is torn, missing the bottom quarter. Rear hinge is exposed, though binding is intact. An exceptionally rare copy of Verne's science fiction masterpiece. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Revue photographique des hôpitaux de Paris. Bulletin médical publié sous le patronage de l'administration de l'Assistance publique [première et deuxième années]

      1869 - deux volumes in-4, Paris, Adrien Delahaye, 1869-1870, , deux volumes in-4, [6]-189-[3] + [4]-256 pages, 66 planches contrecollées sur papier fort et montées sur onglets in fine, une grande planche dépliante, demi-chagrin rouge de l'époque, dos à quatre faux nerfs, cloisonnés à froid et filetés, Édition originale de la tête de collection de cette revue extrêmement rare, illustrée de photographies originales, dont quelques-unes ont été rehaussées à la main en couleur "lorsque le sujet le réclam[ait]". L'illustration comprend, au tome I, 35 tirages photographiques albuminés, une planche en couleurs et une grande planche dépliante en lithographie ; au tome II, 27 tirages et 3 gravures reproduites, de même, par procédé photographique. Montméja, chef du service photographique spécialement créé à l’hôpital Saint-Louis, fit paraître, en collaboration avec son professeur, l’éminent dermatologue Alfred Hardy, la "Clinique photographique" en 1868, illustrée de clichés rehaussés en couleurs montrant les pathologies de la peau. « La Revue photographique des hôpitaux de Paris » est le prolongement naturel de cette publication ; son dessein est de montrer les figures du corps, de ses maux et de sa pathologie dans ce qu'elle a de plus intéressant et de plus rare. En effet, les cas étudiés et illustrés relèvent soit de la tératologie (une femme tétramaze, un anencéphale.), soit des maladies extrêmes de dermatologie (acné et psoriasis), d'orthopédie (luxation et fracture), ou encore d'ostéologie (exostose, arthropathie, déformation et élephantiasis). Le principe de Montméja était de confier à des spécialistes des articles décrivant des cas pathologiques remarquables qui seraient illustrés d'une photographie ; ce choix d’illustration présentait l’avantage d’être moins coûteux que la production et le tirage de gravures et surtout d’être plus fidèle à la réalité. La revue qui parait en livraisons jusqu’en 1876, est d’abord publiée en collaboration avec Jules Rengade (1841-1915), autrement connu sous son nom de romancier Aristide Roger. Il est ensuite rejoint, dès 1870, par Désirée-Magloire Bourneville, qui sera plus tard à la rédaction d'une autre fameuse revue illustrée de photographies, l'"Iconographie photographique de la Salpêtrière". Volumes comprenant les photographies célèbres de la fillette Blanche Dumas. Quelques rousseurs pâles dans le texte et un cahier bruni, rousseurs éparses sur certaines planches ; les photographies ont particulièrement bien conservé leur contraste général. Pages 98 à 112 placées entre les pages 80 et 81. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TOKYO MEISHO ZU E: THE PICTURES OF FAMOUS & SCENIC PLACES IN TOKYO.

      [Tokyo 1869-1870, Marutetsu]. Brown silk covers, accordion. folded album, 43 Oban color woodcut plates, printed on hand-. made Hosho paper, Japanese cartouche, ca. 24.5 x 36.5 cm.,. very good copy, excellent images & registry. S C A R C E. A SUPERB ALBUM OF COLOR WOOODCUT PRINTS FROM THE SERIES This lovely album was drawn by Hiroshige II. This wonderful color series is with title: TOKYO MEISHO ZUE and depicts versatile places in all seasons in the Tokyo area and environs, and has the usual Aratame or censor seal dates from January 1869 through March 1870. [See Ishii below]. * The titles of the forty-three [of 50] prints are: Gofuku Bridge gate, The parade in Nihonbashi, Takanawa Okido, The inside of Sakura, Sukiyabashi gate, The fireworks at Ryogoku, The full bloom, Train station, Matsuhanada mountain, Tokugawa Hachiman shrine, Horikiri Country, The stone bridge, A snow field of the ferry, A big gate of Shiba, Inari, The sandbank of Okawa Bridge, Sakamoto town, The picture of the hotel mansion, Eitai Bridge, The gate of Shiba Zojyo shrine, The waterfall in Oji, The evening scene of sails, The country of sundown [Nippori], The shell gathering in Suzaki, The field of Ueno Gate, A scene of Mizono, Honjyo Eko In, Tshukiji hotel mansion, Tsukuda Island, The inside of Saiwai Bridge Gate, The view of Atago Hill, The night view of New Shimabara Naka street, Shinobazu Hill, Tsukiji hotel mansion, Sarugaku town, The night view of Yanagibashi, The Takanawa English mansion, The end of the year market in Konryuzan, Ueno Hirokoji, Suzugamori, The view of cherry blossoms of the Nakano street of New Yoshiwara. The people in the pictures are the local people wearing Kimono and Ijin [foreigners]. * The work is lively, capturing the mood, culture and tone of the Tokyo with a good look at what made Tokyo [aka Eastern Capital] famous. Superb insight to the costume and scenery of the area, how the people lived, worked and celebrated festivals. * PUBLISHERS: The work was published by Marutetsu. * BIOGRAPHY: Per Roberts below,"Pupil & adopted son of Ando Hiroshige [ie Hiroshige I], probably assisted in some of the late work of his master...when his master died in 1858 [he] married his daughter and took his name. About 1865 his marriage was dissolved, [he] retired to Yokohama...his paintings almost as fine as Hiroshige's." Well collected by world museums. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: OCLC locates copies of several prints from this series. * L. Roberts: DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS, p.45. * T. Ishii: NISHIKI-E NO ARATAME-IN NO KOH-SHOH: A book that reads censor seal dates, Section 7, p.28 dates: 1869-70 by the months, exact match. * MORRISON: vol.2. MEISSNER NONOGAMI TAKAHASHI TAMBA * Color scans can be sent by email. 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, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Bound volume containting caricatures from Vanity Fair : 1869 - 1873

      Vanity Fair, London 1869 - [London]. [Vanity Fair]. (circa 1869-1873). Folio. Bound volume containing 131 chromolithograph plates from the years 1869 - 1873, in chronological order without title page or accompanying content. Chipping to leather spine and forecorners of bumped and rubbed boards. Some edgewear to leaves, with sporatic tape repairs to versos. Dampstaining to bottom edge of two plates. Unobtrusive identificatory notes in pencil (some in ink) to margins of many leaves. Plate colors bright. Very Good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION OF LEEDS CASTLE, KENT

      Westminster, London: Nichols and Sons 1869 - First edition. Folio. (15 x 11.5 inches). pp.x + 210 + xxxvi. 8 mounted original albumen photographic plates, rich in tone. Frontis photo with slightly spotted and creased tissue guard. Hand-coloured plan, double-page pedigree and facsimile letter. Illustrations to text. Excellent rebound green half leather. Bookplate to front pastedown. Contents clean and bright. Binding sound and square. A Very Good copy. Many of the pages have small tears in them as is common in these large books as the pages are heavy to turn. Plate no 8 and page 63 have been repaired to a closed tear that goes [horizontally] almost across the whole page - see photo. Title page has a repaired closed tear to the top of the page. In this venerable tome Charles Wykeham Martin, Esq., M.P., F.S.A., presents the most absorbing history and description of Leeds Castle, Kent. He begins with a succinct account of the building as a whole, followed by a detailed description of the outwork, the great wall, the chapel and the sallyport, etc., and the alterations made in 1822. Also includes:- the origin of the name, the Domesday survey, and the many owners and occupants, for a long period of Royal rank, who have lived there. First. VG, with some slight wear to edges of spine, & faint annotations throughout. Gilt titles on cover & spine. Limited to 500 copies.15x11. Total 246pp includes 36pp. in Latin in Appendix. They include original photos from 1869 and are limited to 500 sets. Externally: very good Internally: good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Little Women or Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy - Part Second

      Roberts Brothers 1869 Good Hardcover. 359 pages plus 8 pages of ads in rear. 3 b&w illustrations. Green cloth stamped in gilt with the title in an oval design. Light ripple to cloth on cover, spine lightly cocked, small hole in spine cloth. "Part Second" on spine and title page. Previous owner's ink inscription on title page.

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        New Map of the State of Iowa (Sectional Map of Iowa)

      Chicago: Rufus Blanchard, 1869. Map. Large folding map (62 cm x 97 cm) of Iowa, housed in vicesimo-quarto [14 cm] decorative blind-embossed black cloth with gilt-stamped title on front board. Map is fragile, and splitting along many folds (longest split about 23 cm) with occasional slight loss along splits. 4 cm closed tear along front hinge, short tears to spine at tips, tarnishing to cover gilt, light soiling to boards; light soiling to map A beautiful map, still bright and saturated, with the counties hand-colored in deep and pale pink, yellow, green, and blue, with delineations marked in crimson.

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        Autograph letter signed "Humperdinck" to Rainer Simons

      - A highly interesting letter relative to Engelbert Humperdinck's unrealized opera Das Wunder von Köln (The miracle of Cologne) to a libretto by his former student Rainer Simons (1869-1934), founder and first director of the Vienna Volksoper (since 1903). Humperdinck never completed either Das Wunder von Köln or any other opera to a libretto by Simons; it remains unknown how and when the project failed (see the anonymous satire in the semimonthly magazine Der Kunstwart, second issue of November 1905, p. 227).The reference to the Three Kings is actually to their shrine at Cologne Cathedral. Saint Ursula is supposed to have suffered her martyrdom in Cologne. 4 pp. on one bifolium. Octavo. Dated Venice, June 10, 1905. In black ink. On stationery of the "Hôtel Restaurant Cavalletto Venise Serantoni Barbieri Propriétaires," with imprint in dark blue and with vignettes illustrating the hotel in dark olive green ink. In German (with translation).Humperdinck responds to a letter from Simons, author of the libretto for the opera Das Wunder von Köln [The miracle of Cologne]. Humperdinck had begun setting the libretto, but newspapers then leaked a rumor of the opera, prompting Humperdinck to stop work on the project; Simons's letter has rekindled Humperdinck’s interest, and the composer agrees to meet Simons on his way back to Berlin.".Your original proposal appealed to me from the beginning. especially because. [it] allows me to disregard all business obligations and to devote myself to purely artistic, creative work, heedless of baggage, just as it was the case twelve years ago with my Hänsel und Gretel. Back then I did not know yet what agents, publishers, and theater directors were like, let alone the public, which then did not even exist for me, the naïve homo novus. Happy times! In this joyful mood I already had begun to work in spring, when that stupid newspaper note appeared declaring that I composed Das Wunder von Köln. I was showered with inquiries and the like, and the pleasant incognito work I had been looking forward to so much was over. And. in early May. Fräulein Ebeling, the author of my Dornröschen [The sleeping beauty], suddenly died, whereby I. acquired full ownership of the piece, which I had wanted to rework into an opera earlier already. I have to confess that this plan. had kept going through my mind repeatedly during our trip. but equally happily I confess that your letter has changed my mind again. Meanwhile, I want to ask you kindly to think a bit about a new title because the old one, thanks to the newspapers, has become almost loathsome to me. .The title you have chosen. also. evokes associations with ideas that have nothing to do with the piece, with legendary ideas such as the Three Kings [Magi] or Saint Ursula and her 11,000 virgins. Whether we will come [to you]. by way of Achen Lake or by way of Rosenheim will only depend on whether we will make a detour to the Salzkammergut beforehand."Slightly worn; partially split at folds, with one small repair; small circular file hole to upper blank margin. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        An Inquiry into The Nature and Causes of The Wealth of Nations

      Oxford: Clarendon, 1869., 1869. First edition edited by Rogers. 2 volumes. Octavo. Finely bound by Bayntun in half red morocco over red cloth boards, with raised bands, gilt titles and gilt decoration to spine; top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Binding shows well, with only minor signs of shelfwear, slight bumping to corners. Internally clean and free from spotting. Binder's stamp to front free endpaper, "Bayntun, Binder, Bath, Eng". Smith, one of the pillars of the Scottish Enlightenment, was a moral philosopher in addition to being an economist. In The Wealth of Nations, Smith laid the intellectual foundations for a liberal, free-market society, and in so doing revolutionized the understanding of how societies, governments, and markets interact. However, he insisted, from "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" onwards, that the 'invisible hand of the market' would regulate capitalist impulses and channel excessive behaviour into productive and beneficent projects. The Wealth of Nations further addresses questions of sovereignty of colonies, the origins of coinage, and the concept of credit, all of which would have profound influence on the germinating United States of America, which declared independence in July 1776, the same year that Smith's work was published. An attractively bound copy of the single most important work in economic history.

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        Parasites animaux et végétaux de l'homme. Dessinés d'après nature par

      1869 - [1] feuillet de titre, 32 [Paris], Hôpital St-Louis, 1869, in-8, [1] feuillet de titre, 32 feuillets forts numérotés, dont 16 avec dessins sous serpentes, demi-chagrin vert foncé, ex-dono doré sur le plat supérieur: "A MR.LE DR HARDY SON ÉLÈVE DÉVOUÉ ARTHUR DE MONTMEJA", Manuscrit de parasitologie que Montméja destinait à son maître, l'éminent dermatologue de l'hôpital Saint-Louis Alfred Hardy (1811-1893); sur les 32 feuillets, la moitié comprend un dessin à la mine de plomb, figurant divers parasites du corps humain représentés sous grossissement et accompagnés d'une légende manuscrite à la plume (puce de l'homme, rouget, pou de la tête, pou du corps, pou du pubis, demodex folliculorum, végétations des follicules, favus, etc.) Les autres feuillets forts sont restés vierges; sur certains, Montméja a commencé à tracer le cadre et le cercle dans lesquels un spécimen de parasite aurait dû être figuré. Environ une soixantaine de feuillets blancs est placée entre les feuillets forts; peut-être devaient ils recevoir un texte manuscrit. Au moment de la confection de ce manuscrit, Arthur de Montméja venait juste de collaborer à la célèbre Clinique photographique de l'hôpital Saint-Louis (1868) avec Alfred Hardy; désigné chef du service photographique spécialement créé, il dirigea l'atelier où furent réalisés les premiers clichés et il fit paraître cette publication illustrant les pathologies de la peau. C'est à son maître qu'il comptait adresser ce manuscrit, certainement demeuré inachevé en raison des nombreuses activités de publications auxquelles il était occupé à l'époque. Montméja fut chef de clinique ophtalmologique; après avoir travaillé pour la Clinique d’Alfred Hardy, il publie, avec Jules Rengade et Désiré-Magloire Bourneville, la Revue photographique des hôpitaux de Paris (1869-1872), célèbre pour ses clichés représentant les maux et les pathologies du corps humains les plus rares et les plus spectaculaire. Propriétaire du château de Rouffilac (Carlux, Dordogne), il décède en 1910. Manque au dos. Quelques rousseurs pâles, une petite tâche en marge de 2 feuillets. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1869 - 1869 Wisden Cricketers Almanac, Facsimile Wrappers

      1869. On offer here is an 1869 Wisden Cricketers Almanac in entirely original condition apart from the facsimile wrappers. 1869 is commonly regarded as the second scarcest Wisden after the 1875 edition. The copy on offer here has been recently fitted with facsimile wrappers which are in excellent, as new condition. The remainder of the book is entirely original. The title page has the odd very minor mark and the contents page has a little, very light foxing as does the last page - at page 120. Apart from this the contents are in absolutely immaculate, clean condition - original, unmarked and clean. A really excellent example of a very scarce year.

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        Die Schleswig-Holsteinische Ritterschaft. (Alles Erschienene)

      Heiberg Schleswig 1869 ( Ohne Verfasserangabe: Laut Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog herausgegeben von: Ahlefeldt, Louis von ; Rumohr Drüllt, Wulf August von ) Mit farbig und in Silber lithographiertem Titelblatt, 22 Seiten Text mit genealogischen Angaben zu der Familie von Ahlefeldt, 2 Wappentafeln (davon 1 chromolithographiert: *Wappen von Ahlefeldt Baron von Dehn 1783* ), 9 doppelseitige Ahnentafeln, 3 Tabellen, sowie 8 doppelseitigen Anlagen (weitere Stammbäume ). Behandelt wird die Familie von Ahlefeldt, ferner auf Stammtafeln derer von Dehn - derer von Praun - derer von Heinen - derer von Lövendal - derer von Plüskow - derer von Benzon, Ohldr mit mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschildchen *Familie von Ahlefeldt* auf dem schmalen Einbandrücken. 4° ( 29 x 22,5 cm ). Einband stärker angeschmutzt sowie berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, oberes Kapital beschädigt. Innen Textseiten teils stärker stockfleckig, sonst gelegentlich etwas stockfleckig. Die chromolithographierten Tafeln von guter Erhaltung wie auch die Stammbäume. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 800 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Schleswig-Holstein, Ritterschaft, Ritter, Adel, Ahlefeldt, Dehn, Praun, Heinen, Lövendal, Plüskow, Benzon, Rumohr

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        The Works of W Thackeray Including: Vanity Fair, Pendennis, Barry Lyndon, etc

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1869, 1886., 1869. 24 volumes; 8vo. Contemporary half dark green morocco by Riviere with gilt titles and elaborate gilt decoration to spines in 3 compartments; light green cloth boards with gilt rule; top edges gilt; marbled end papers. With illustrations by the author. Spines evenly faded to brown. Binding a little bumped. A very decorative, sound set in an old leather binding.

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