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         L'Education sentimentale. Histoire d'un jeune homme. [2 Volumes]

      Michel Levy Freres 1870 - Paris, 1870. 8vo, contemporary cloth-backed boards, manuscript paper spline labels. First edition. Flaubert's last complete novel, written over a period of seven years. An attractive and sound copy of the first edition in a contemporary binding. A few faults: some normal shelfwear, one joint split, foxing to contents, lacking front free endpapers in second volume, owner's name on title pages. Remains sound and attractive. Vicaire III, page 726-727. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Extensive manuscript encyclopaedia of occult philosophy.

      London: 1870-90 - 21 volumes, various octavo formats. Stationer's ledger books mostly cloth-backed, marbled sides, some with personal brown paper "dust jackets" held in place by sealing wax. Venman's cabbalistic bookplate and label in two of the volumes. Occasional wear and dampstaining but generally in very good condition. Occasional holograph illustrations in the text, a number of pasted-in and loosely inserted notes, drawings, photographs (including two of Daniel Dunglas Home); manuscript lists of contents pasted to several covers. A remarkable and rare manuscript collection - in excess of 150,000 words - of impressive breadth and depth from the Golden Age of British occultism, carefully compiled over several decades by a London-based chemist and druggist, Hezekiah Venman (d. 1899). Venman was an associate of the Society for Psychical Research, a contributor to their journal, and, as the personal exchange of material shows, clearly well-connected to some of the leading figures of the movement: Alfred Russel Wallace, St. George Lane Fox-Pitt, Dr Abraham Wallace, Annie Besant, and Lord Adare. These volumes comprise an assemblage of material from many sources - personal experience, unpublished accounts, extracts from other authors, his own translations from French esoteric books and journals, and records of meetings – all planned, as stated in a holograph note, as the basis for "Venman's Occult Encyclopaedia". One volume includes an extraordinary section concerning W. B. Yeats's muse, Maud Gonne (with a small portrait excised from a society magazine) and titled "Phantasms of the Dead - The Egyptian Priestess by H. Venman from a Private Source". This concerns Gonne's disclosure that from infancy she had been haunted by the apparition of an Egyptian priestess. This is most intriguing as at the time of writing (c. 1894) this would have only been known to a very small circle of people, including Yeats. Listed as a bankrupt in The Law Times (9 August 1862), Venman's fortunes clearly improved as his later business address (as Venman and Co.) is given as 20 Pimlico Road and his home was a respectable if unassuming three-story terrace up a flight of stairs at 138 Dawes Road, Fulham. He had also been an honorary quartermaster in the 1st Tower Hamlets Artillery Volunteer Corps, resigning his commission in October 1873, when that unit was disbanded. "In 1897. a Mr Venman advertised that he sold a variety of flint-glass crystal balls, 'the result of 40 years' experimental research', for prices varying from 2s 6d to 5s 6d" (Owen Davies, Witchcraft, Magic and Culture 1736-1951, 1999, p. 251). Apparently this aspect of Venman's business was carried on by his widow as she is mentioned in Joseph Maxwell's Metaphysical Phenomena: Methods and Observations (London: Duckworth, 1905) as selling "well-made crystal balls" from her home address at Sugden Road, Lavender Hill, London. Venman published in a small way: a couple of pamphlets, Spiritualism from a Neutral Standpoint: A resume of evidence pro and con (London: J. Burns) was advertised in the spiritualist weekly "The Medium and Daybreak" (14 August 1874), the same year that another booklet was published, Spiritualism: the modern mystery, as a question of the day. His reading was extensive and he cites an array of authors, from Eliphas Levi and the leading French spiritualists to Madame Blavatsky, and the Polish philosopher Julian Ochorowicz. Venman's ambitions for his project are clearly stated in the specially printed labels pasted to the endpapers of several volumes, listing subjects ranging from "Art-magic and Indian Occultism" through spiritualism, mesmerism and hypnotism, and psychological phenomena to "Quaballhistic" interpretations. The scale of research here offers us an insight into a scholarly and skeptical, but hopeful, spirit of enquiry and glimpses of an under-recorded social milieu. "Catalogue of Manuscripts" Book A ("Notes on esoteric Buddhism and Indian Occultism") "Section 3 – Book A" ("Mesmeric

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         Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau, "New - York".

      - Lithographie v. A. Gocht b. H. Trommer in Neu-Gersdorf, um 1870, 27 x 39

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         Extensive manuscript encyclopaedia of occult philosophy.

      London: , 1870-90. 21 volumes, various octavo formats. Stationer's ledger books mostly cloth-backed, marbled sides, some with personal brown paper "dust jackets" held in place by sealing wax. Occasional holograph illustrations in the text, a number of pasted-in and loosely inserted notes, drawings, photographs (including two of Daniel Dunglas Home); manuscript lists of contents pasted to several covers. Venman's cabbalistic bookplate and label in two of the volumes. Occasional wear and dampstaining but generally in very good condition. A remarkable and rare manuscript collection - in excess of 150,000 words - of impressive breadth and depth from the Golden Age of British occultism, carefully compiled over several decades by a London-based chemist and druggist, Hezekiah Venman (d. 1899). Venman was an associate of the Society for Psychical Research, a contributor to their journal, and, as the personal exchange of material shows, clearly well-connected to some of the leading figures of the movement: Alfred Russel Wallace, St. George Lane Fox-Pitt, Dr Abraham Wallace, Annie Besant, and Lord Adare. These volumes comprise an assemblage of material from many sources - personal experience, unpublished accounts, extracts from other authors, his own translations from French esoteric books and journals, and records of meetings – all planned, as stated in a holograph note, as the basis for "Venman's Occult Encyclopaedia". One volume includes an extraordinary section concerning W. B. Yeats's muse, Maud Gonne (with a small portrait excised from a society magazine) and titled "Phantasms of the Dead - The Egyptian Priestess by H. Venman from a Private Source". This concerns Gonne's disclosure that from infancy she had been haunted by the apparition of an Egyptian priestess. This is most intriguing as at the time of writing (c. 1894) this would have only been known to a very small circle of people, including Yeats. Listed as a bankrupt in The Law Times (9 August 1862), Venman's fortunes clearly improved as his later business address (as Venman and Co.) is given as 20 Pimlico Road and his home was a respectable if unassuming three-story terrace up a flight of stairs at 138 Dawes Road, Fulham. He had also been an honorary quartermaster in the 1st Tower Hamlets Artillery Volunteer Corps, resigning his commission in October 1873, when that unit was disbanded. "In 1897... a Mr Venman advertised that he sold a variety of flint-glass crystal balls, 'the result of 40 years' experimental research', for prices varying from 2s 6d to 5s 6d" (Owen Davies, Witchcraft, Magic and Culture 1736-1951, 1999, p. 251). Apparently this aspect of Venman's business was carried on by his widow as she is mentioned in Joseph Maxwell's Metaphysical Phenomena: Methods and Observations (London: Duckworth, 1905) as selling "well-made crystal balls" from her home address at Sugden Road, Lavender Hill, London. Venman published in a small way: a couple of pamphlets, Spiritualism from a Neutral Standpoint: A resume of evidence pro and con (London: J. Burns) was advertised in the spiritualist weekly "The Medium and Daybreak" (14 August 1874), the same year that another booklet was published, Spiritualism: the modern mystery, as a question of the day. His reading was extensive and he cites an array of authors, from Eliphas Levi and the leading French spiritualists to Madame Blavatsky, and the Polish philosopher Julian Ochorowicz. Venman's ambitions for his project are clearly stated in the specially printed labels pasted to the endpapers of several volumes, listing subjects ranging from "Art-magic and Indian Occultism" through spiritualism, mesmerism and hypnotism, and psychological phenomena to "Quaballhistic" interpretations. The scale of research here offers us an insight into a scholarly and skeptical, but hopeful, spirit of enquiry and glimpses of an under-recorded social milieu. "Catalogue of Manuscripts" Book A ("Notes on esoteric Buddhism and Indian Occultism") "Section 3 – Book A" ("Mesmeric Phenomena, chiefly typical cases… clairvoyance during induced trance… Spontaneous trance… Self-induced by auto-suggestion… Clairvoyant visions… inducing seership") "Book D Section 5" ("test manifestation in darkness… extracts from the articles of FWH Myers on the subliminal consciousness… physical phenomena of the medium Eusapia Palladino") Book E ("Notes by Prof. Crookes of his Private Researches, from his note book… account of materialisation… spirit identity") Book F ("communication of automatic writing of a spirit of a living man at a distance… Chinese thought transference… independent slate writing… spontaneous change of personality… levitation cases… exteriorisation of the sensibility… photographing of thought images") Book H of "gleanings" "Studies in Occult Psychology being Original Notes, definitions etc" "Notes for Lectures on Remarkable Occurrences" ("existence of spirits… beliefs of savages… magic… ghosts, apparitions, hauntings, illusions, hallucinations, somnambulism, trance, hypnotism, mesmerism") Spiritualism ("direct voice… sorcery in the South Sea Islands… psychic influences… crystal seeing… telepathy… mesmerism") "Notes and Abstracts from Papers and Experiments" (these are drawn from French sources, including pieces by Alexandre Baréty, Horace Pelletier, Auguste Forel, and Jules Voisin) Part 2 beginning at p. 156 ("terminology & classification of occult phenomena… modern spiritualism… impression of dual personality") Witchcraft & sorcery ("witch prosecutions… witches sabbath… Lucifer… the Black Mass… devil worship in France in the mid of the 19th century… demonolatry") "The Phenomena known as Hauntings or Inexplicable Occurrences without apparent cause, seemingly 'operated' by an Invisible Agency – and which cannot be accounted for by Known Laws"; this volume includes notes on such cases as "The Willington Hauntings" at Willington Mills, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1840, and "The Hinton Ampner Manor House Hauntings". "Original Notes by H. V. on Modern Theosophy, a revival of the Indian wisdom religion in connection with Hindu Occult Philosophy" "Materialisations" ("phantasms of the dead, case of Julie Pavolvsky") "Religious trance" ("auto-hypnotism… curious phenomena in presence of 'Home', private MSS by Lord A [Adare] not to be published"; this latter also carries the heading "Unpublished phenomena with Home, publication not permitted by private injunction of Lord ----- on his death-bed. Possession or Haunting. Strange scene at 'A' Abbey Mar 4th 1869". This was privately printed in 1869 and not issued publicly until 1924 as Experiences in Spiritualism with Mr D. D. Home. "On Transcendental Phenomena. Inexplicable by hitherto recognized Scientific Laws, being An Introduction to his Treatise on the Science of the Occult by H. Venman"; this includes "evidence & opinions of some of the leading thinkers of the day" – including Alfred Russel Wallace, Henry Sidgwick, Annie Besant, William James, Camille Flammarion, and Sir William Crookes. Three slim volumes not in Venman's hand: one concerning hauntings in two transcribed letters of 1900 & 1901; and two containing detailed notes of the Hypnotism Committee of the SPR, including experiments in hypnotism and thought transference involving cards and drawing. Members present at these sessions included such leading lights of the SPR as Frank Podmore, St. George Lane Fox-Pitt, and Dr Abraham Wallace. These last two volumes offer a fascinating insight into the methods of the SPR: the assistance of "young men" was required and advertised for in the London press. Details of their age, occupation and address are given and, rather amusingly in one case, that a couple of lads from Dalston clearly took an extremely skeptical view of proceedings and "left immediately". Roger Luckhurst, Professor of Modern Literature at Birkbeck College, London, gives a pithy overview of the significance of this meeting of science and spiritualism at this period: "The 19th century is routinely thought about as the era of secularisation, a period when the disciplines and institutions of modern science were founded and cultural authority shifted from traditional authority of religion to explanation through the scientific exposition of natural laws. The sociologist Max Weber spoke about this process as the disenchantment of the world. The emblematic figure in this narrative is Charles Darwin, the anxious amateur biologist who held off publishing his theory of evolution by natural selection for years for fear of the religious and social disturbance it might produce. Darwin's Origin of Species (1859) did indeed result in a crisis of faith for many in the 1860s, before his ideas became embedded in British intellectual life in the last decades of the century. While we might still accept the broad brush strokes of this story, the Victorian period is also of course a period of deep and sustained religious revival. There was an evangelical revival in the Christian church but also a host of dissenting, heterodox and millenarian cults. It was a golden age of belief in supernatural forces and energies, ghost stories, weird transmissions and spooky phenomena. For a long time historians ignored these beliefs as embarrassing errors or eccentricities, signs of the perturbations produced by the speed of cultural change. In fact, it is much easier to grasp the religious and scientific strands of the century as closely intertwined. Every scientific and technological advance encouraged a kind of magical thinking and was accompanied by a shadow discourse of the occult. For every disenchantment there was an active re-enchantment of the world. Because the advances in science were so rapid, the natural and the supernatural often became blurred in popular thinking, at least for a time. And no area of the literary culture of the Victorians was left untouched by this interplay of science and magic… In 1882, a group of earnest intellectuals founded the Society for Psychical Research. They aimed to investigate the claims of Mesmerism, Spiritualism and authenticated 'true' ghost stories. They did so by developing an extraordinary jargon of 'psychical research' that fused the latest advances in the physical and psychological sciences with their hopes for proof of a supermondane world. The Society called haunted houses 'phantasmogenetic centres' and theorised mediumship as the result of 'telepathy' or 'subliminal uprushes' from unknown psychical faculties. Although marginal, this group also had a big influence on the late Victorian Gothic revival. Henry James's late ghost stories are thoroughly psychical, not least because his brother, William James, was a leading light of the Society. Writers like Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Machen, and Algernon Blackwood have also been read in the context of the SPR. The 1880s swirled with other, more overtly mystical societies and a magical revival. London became the home of Madame Blavatsky, the medium for dictations from the Mahatmas, who provided the basis for her Theosophical Society. Those in pursuit of Hermetic secrets, the lost wisdom of the ancients, could join the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Their top secret initiation rites were fought over by the poet and magus, William Butler Yeats and the evil genius Aleister Crowley, poet and provocateur and self-proclaimed Antichrist" (British Library online). Venman's accretion of detail in these volumes has a parallel in the enquiries of another Englishman with a curious mind, John Aubrey, whose Miscellanies (1696), a 'collection of hermetick philosophy', "was an investigation into a variety of psychic and supernatural phenomena such as omens and prophecies, dreams and apparitions, day fatality and second sight, all of which he was concerned to explore and explain, verify or discredit" (ODNB). A rather battered but highly evocative and engrossing collection of volumes, which allows us glimpses of such figures as Lord Adare and Sir William Crookes, and that inhabits the borderlands of the scientific and the spiritual.

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         Nouvelle Règle du Jeu de Billard illustrée.

      Paris, imp. Lefebvre, seul dépôt chez Mme. Collet, 3 rue d'Aboukir, s.d. (c.1870). - AFFICHE in-plano. (420x590mm. environ). Rarissime affiche éditée par un professeur de Billard parisien. Autour du texte central où sont expliquées les règles des différents jeux de billard ainsi que les instructions techniques de l'auteur, figurent 10 vignettes gravées sur acier, illustrant les positions les plus fréquentes pour le joueur. Petit accroc latéral sans gravité. Bon exemplaire.

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         Naturgeschichte der Vögel Europa's.

      1870 1870 - 2 vols. [1: Text in 8vo. 2: Plates in folio]. Prag: Verfasser [1852-] 1870- 71. With 61 beautiful cromolithographed plates. [4] + 16 + 506 + [12] text-pages; [12] pp. + plates. Very clean and well-preserved copy, plate-volume bound in publisher's gilt halfleather with cloth-boards with goldprint and blindtooled decorations, all edges gilt; text-volume bound in newer halfleather in original style, spine gilt and cloth-boards with goldprint and -decorations. Name on title-page in textvolume. * This work was published in 16 parts in the years 1852-71. The text-volume opens with a systematic survey of the birds of Europe; then follow diagnosis, description, and a detailed treatment of the individual species, whose names are given in Latin, German, Czech, and French, with the addition of some of the most important Latin synonyms. The volume of plates opens with a systematically arranged list of the birds figured, it contains more than 700 small figures of birds.Text-volume in German language and German title on frontboard, plate-volume with Czech title on spine and frontboard, plate-index with Czech, Latin, German and French text.Anker 152. Nissen 340. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         containing 46 gelatin silver print photographs of Oxford scenes

      c 1870 - 46 gelatin silver print photographs of Oxford scenes (plus 4 others unrelated) laid down in an album, now disbound, the prints measuring on average 160 x 120 mm, in good condition . An interesting collection, focussing on the colleges, mainly exteriors but a few interiors. The collection is unusual in featuring a fair number of people - still not a huge number, but more than usual, and perhaps less posed. From the style of the headgear it is possible to surmise a date of about 1865, and one of the images is reproduced in Betjeman and Vaisey, Victorian and Edwardian Oxford from old photographs, Batsford, 1971, plate 81: 'Magdalen tower and the bridge before it was widened, c. 1865.' (plus VAT in the EU)

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         A History of British Butterflies.

      1870 - John C. Nimmo. 1870. 4to. Publisher's red cloth, gilt vignette to upper board, gilt lettering and decoration to spine; pp. [vii] + 159 + 24, 72 hand-coloured plates, 2 black and white plates; spine sunned, two small splash marks to upper board, internally very clean. Third edition. A classic survey of British lepidoptera, with an appendix on butterfly catching. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Librairie enfantine illustrée. La maison des poupées.

      Guérin-Müller & Cie. A. Capendu Successeur, s.d. (vers 1870)., Paris, - Théâtre miniature composé de quatre décors et de personnages et accessoires mobiles découpés (personnages, robes, ustensiles etc). Quatre décors montées sur onglets : La salle à manger, le salon, la chambre à coucher, la cuisine. En fin d'ouvrage une armoire permet de conserver les objets non appliqués sur les planches. Certains ont été collés, d'autres restent mobiles. Les décors ont été habilement montés et les accessoires, nombreux, bien découpés.In-4 (287x232 mm.), 3 ff. et 5 pl. en chromolithographie (dont la dernière "l'armoire" contrecollée sur la troisième de couverture), un feuillet blanc est intercallé entre les planches, cartonnage d'éditeur illustré d'une chromolithographie contrecollée sur le premier plat. Marques du temps sur les plats, page de titre roussie, le rabas inférieur de fermeture de l'armoire est détaché. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, With a Life of the the Author, An Introductory Discourse, Notes, and Supplemental Dissertations.

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1870. One volume edition of Adam Smith's magnum opus and cornerstone of economic thought with a Life of the the Author, An Introductory Discourse, Notes, and Supplemental Dissertations, written by J.R. McCulloch. Octavo, bound in full contemporary calf, frontispiece of Smith. Gilt titles and tooling to the spine, double gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles, all edges gilt. An exceptional example. Adam Smith's masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern capitalism. "The history of economic theory up to the end of the nineteenth century consists of two parts: the mercantilist phase which was based not so much on a doctrine as on a system of practice which grew out of social conditions; and the second phase which saw the development of the theory that the individual had the right to be unimpeded in the exercise of economic activity. While it cannot be said that Smith invented the latter theory...his work is the first major expression of it. He begins with the thought that labour is the source from which a nation derives what is necessary to it. The improvement of the division of labour is the measure of productivity and in it lies the human propensity to barter and exchange...Labour represents the three essential elements-wages, profit and rent-and these three also constitute income. From the working of the economy, Smith passes to its matter -'stock'- which encompasses all that man owns either for his own consumption or for the return which it brings him. The Wealth of Nations ends with a history of economic development, a definitive onslaught on the mercantile system, and some prophetic speculations on the limits of economic control...The Wealth of Nations is not a system, but as a provisional analysis it is complete convincing. The certainty of its criticism and its grasp of human nature have made it the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM).

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         Autograph letter, signed and dated.

      Lucerne, 1870 - Folded sheet with 4 pp., 1 1/2 pp. of text. 257 x 172 mm. Lucerne, 7 March 1870. Addressed to "Hochgeehrtester Herr Direktor!" Wagner's reply to an inquiry "In Erwiderung Ihrer geneigten Anfrage vom 5ten dieses M. habe ich Ihnen zu berichten, dass Sie die Partitur meiner Oper 'Rienzi' gegen die Erstattung des Copierens von der C. F. Meser'schen Musikhandlung in Dresden zu beziehen haben. Als Honorar für das Aufführungsrecht spreche ich . von dem Stuttgarter Hoftheater widerholt mir gezahlte von Fünzig Louis d'or an, welches ich bereits für die 'Meistersinger' in Anspruch genommen haben würde.". AUTOGRAPHS ; MUSIC ;

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         WASHINGTON TERRITORY WEST OF THE CASCADE MOUNTAINS

      Printed at the Transcript Office, Olympia, W. T. 1870 - 205 x 135 mm. (8 x 5 3/8"). 52, XIII, [I] (ads) pp. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's original light green printed paper wrappers. Housed in a modern red cloth chemise and slipcase. Upper wrapper with a "Chicago / 1884" stamp and a numeric ink notation. Tweney 51; Graff 2740; Howes M-478; Streeter V, 3256; Sabin 47373. Tear half way down the front panel along the stitching line, fore edge of front cover slightly chipped, about a fifth of the spine wrapper torn away, faintly soiled, but the fragile wrapper still intact and appealing as a lucky survival. Internally very clean, with just a few corner creases, a touch of offsetting to the ads, and an old pencil notation erased on the title page. Written by an American pioneer known variously as "Ox-Team" Meeker and "The Hop King of the World," this is the first description of Washington printed within the Territory. Although the present work was meant to encourage investment in the area, it also paints a balanced, informative picture of the Territory. According to Tweney, "It contains much valuable information on timber, lands, climate, fisheries, ship building, coal mines, trade, labor, population, and resources of the area." Ezra Meeker (1830-1928) took the Oregon Trail overland with his family and eventually settled in Pullayup, Washington, where he found great success growing and brokering hops for beer. He was an enthusiastic advocate of this fertile Northwest region, teaming up with the likes of Jay Cooke of the Northern Pacific Railroad and meeting with Horace Greely in the interest of promoting it to potential investors. But Meeker is chiefly remembered as a champion of the Oregon Trail in the early years of the 20th century. Fearing that it would soon be forgotten, at the age of 71 Meeker set out to recreate his original journey on the trail, complete with a wagon driven by oxen, in order to commemorate it as an American monument and spark renewed interest in its legacy. This pamphlet is rarely seen, especially in decent condition. Between ABPC and RBH, we trace seven copies since 1973, most in unappetizing shape. There seems to be no copy advertised currently for sale, and the last copy that we could find at auction sold 21 years ago for $1,800 hammer. It is thought that Cooke, who was conducting his own publicity campaign for the Northwest, bought up the entire edition of "Washington Territory," a hypothesis that would account for the book's rarity. Written by an American pioneer known variously as "Ox-Team" Meeker and "The Hop King of the World," this is the first description of Washington printed within the Territory. Although the present work was meant to encourage investment in the area, it also paints a balanced, informative picture of the Territory. According to Tweney, "It contains much valuable information on timber, lands, climate, fisheries, ship building, coal mines, trade, labor, population, and resources of the area." Ezra Meeker (1830-1928) took the Oregon Trail overland with his family and eventually settled in Pullayup, Washington, where he found great success growing and brokering hops for beer. He was an enthusiastic advocate of this fertile Northwest region, teaming up with the likes of Jay Cooke of the Northern Pacific Railroad and meeting with Horace Greely in the interest of promoting it to potential investors. But Meeker is chiefly remembered as a champion of the Oregon Trail in the early years of the 20th century. Fearing that it would soon be forgotten, at the age of 71 Meeker set out to recreate his original journey on the trail, complete with a wagon driven by oxen, in order to commemorate it as an American monument and spark renewed interest in its legacy. This pamphlet is rarely seen, especially in decent condition. Between ABPC and RBH, we trace seven copies since 1973, most in unappetizing shape. There seems to be no copy advertised currently for sale, and the last copy that we could find at auction sold 21 years ago for $1,800 hammer. It is thou [Attributes: First Edition]

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         History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset: compiled from the best and most ancient historians, inquisitiones post mortem, and other valuable records and MSS. in the public offices and libraries, and in private hands. With a copy of Domesday Book, and the "Inquisitio Gheldi" for the County: Interspersed with some remarkable Particulars of Natural History; And adorned with a Correct map of the County and Views of Antiquities, Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, etc; The Third edition, corrected, augmented & improved by WILLIAM SHIPP & JAMES WHITWORTH HODSON. Four volumes.

      John Bowyer Nichols 1861, 1863, 1868, 1870 (3rd.ed.). - 4 volumes. Hardbacks, approx 16.5 x 10 inches. I full brown morocco leather bindings; raised banding, gilt lettering and extensive gilt decorations to spines, gilt decorative edging and inner dentelles to boards. All page edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to extremities; Corners slightly bumped, edges and corners rubbed. Some rubbing to spines. Some minor marks and darkening to boards. Bookplates to front endpapers ?R. Leslie Waterman.? Some minor spots and areas of light foxing. Plates are very clean and bright examples, most are very clean with no signs of foxing or darkening, but some still are slightly darkened or foxed along edges. Else a very clean and tight set. Complete with 125 steel-engraved plates, maps, folding plans, etc., all present as called for. Third edition, generally regarded as the best. This set is larger by some 3 inches all round, but was not published with the county map, which is sometimes added later (not included in this set.) Several plates have been bound into different volumes.

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         Album of Forty Chinese Carte-de-Visite.

      (circa1860- 1870). Forty albumen carte-de-visite showing Chinese types and scenes, presented in a full leather tooled 19th century leather album gilt, versos blank, all edges gilt. One photograph damaged with loss, some foxing on about half of the images, two images faded, one damaged with loss. Card leaves of album lightly browned with a few tears. Watered silk endpapers. A little rubbed at spine, modern leather band, original brass clasp. Album measures 16.5 x 13.4cm. From the collection of Arthur Hacker, Hong Kong historian, artist, and author of a number of works on photography including "Hong Kong: a rare photographic record of the 1860s". The collection contains at least eight photographs by Sanders that we have been able to identify and one by Beato. .

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         An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, With a Life of the the Author, An Introductory Discourse, Notes, and Supplemental Dissertations.

      Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh 1870 - One volume edition of Adam Smith's magnum opus and cornerstone of economic thought with a Life of the the Author, An Introductory Discourse, Notes, and Supplemental Dissertations, written by J.R. McCulloch. Octavo, bound in full contemporary calf, frontispiece of Smith. Gilt titles and tooling to the spine, double gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles, all edges gilt. An exceptional example. Adam Smith's masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern capitalism. "The history of economic theory up to the end of the nineteenth century consists of two parts: the mercantilist phase which was based not so much on a doctrine as on a system of practice which grew out of social conditions; and the second phase which saw the development of the theory that the individual had the right to be unimpeded in the exercise of economic activity. While it cannot be said that Smith invented the latter theory.his work is the first major expression of it. He begins with the thought that labour is the source from which a nation derives what is necessary to it. The improvement of the division of labour is the measure of productivity and in it lies the human propensity to barter and exchange.Labour represents the three essential elements-wages, profit and rent-and these three also constitute income. From the working of the economy, Smith passes to its matter -'stock'- which encompasses all that man owns either for his own consumption or for the return which it brings him. The Wealth of Nations ends with a history of economic development, a definitive onslaught on the mercantile system, and some prophetic speculations on the limits of economic control.The Wealth of Nations is not a system, but as a provisional analysis it is complete convincing. The certainty of its criticism and its grasp of human nature have made it the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The High Alps Without Guides: Being a Narrative of Adventures in Switzerland, Together with Chapters on the Practicability of Such Mode of Mountaineering and Suggestions for its Accomplishment.

      London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1870 - First edition, 8vo (8½” x 5½”), pp. vii, (3), 181, (1) blank, (2) adv, engraved frontispiece, 2 folding maps. Original gilt & blind stamped blue cloth. Very good+ clean bright copy. Sheets clean, unmarked, complete. Neate, W. R. Mountaineering and Its Literature, (1980), # 316. H7680 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A Journal of a Tour of Discovery - Second Edition Across the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, in the Year 1813.

      Gibbs Shallard & Co. Printers & Publishers, Sydney NSW, nd. ( 1870 - Duodecimo; hardcover, full morocco with gilt spine titles, rules, board decorations and dentelles; 84pp. [4 Blank; 1-46; 34 Blank]. Minor wear; some offset to the text preliminaries; text block edges toned; very mild scattered foxing throughout. Very good in a bright, contemporary binding. Postage quoted is for a standard format octavo book. Final charges may vary depending on size and weight.

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         Der Alpenfreund. Monatshefte für Verbreitung von Alpenkunde unter Jung und Alt in populären und unterhaltenden Schilderungen aus dem Gesammtgebiet der Alpenwelt und mit praktischen Winken zur genußvollen Bereisung derselben.

      Gera, Selbstverlag, 1870 - 1878. - Ca. 4200 S. 107 teils farb, teils gefalt. Tafeln, 6 mehrfach gefalt. Panoramen, 2 mehrfach gefalt. farb. Karten. Erste Ausgabe der Serie des "Alpenfreundes" in elf Bänden (1870 - 1878) mit allen Kunstbeilagen, so selten und bis bis auf das "Sachregister" und den "Ortsregister" komplett. - Nebehay/W. 880. - Enthält zahlreiche Beiträge zur Geologie, Geschichte, Volkskunde und Literatur des österreichischen und bayerischen Alpenraumes. - Die Beilagen beinhalten Panoramen, Karten, zahlr. teils seltene Orts- und Landschaftsansichten sowie Porträts und Trachtendarstellungen. Einige der Beilagen wurden von Künstlern nach Fotographien lithographiert. - Eduard Amthor (1820 - 1884) war jahrelang als Schuldirektor, Bibliothekar und Schriftsteller tätig, bevor er 1866 in Gera einen Verlag für verschiedene Periodika und von ihm selbst verfasste Schulatlanten und Reiseliteratur gründete. - Ohne den Registerband (mit dem "Sachregister" und dem "Ortsregister"). Teils stärker gebräunt und stockfleckig. Einige Tafeln mit Randeinrissen (ohne Verlust). *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 6700 Gr.-8°. HLwd. der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel (etw. berieben und bestoßen). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Magic

      , ca. 1870. ca. 1870. Printed Playbill, one page, 6" x 9", for Professor De La Mano (Zell Dreitzehn, 1830-1880). Proclaiming that he has "arrived and will positively appear". With a partial list of acts: Mind Reading; Enchanted Cross; Mohomet's Cross; Apparition Rings; Pyramids of Egypt etc. With the addition of a warning of disreputable, competing exhibitions and further advising that the show is "free from all objectionable features". The reverse features a wonderfully engraved vignette of the shows attractions. Very fine.

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         Le général Vandamme et sa correspondance -

      Didier Et Cie 1870 -, Paris - 2 volumes In-8 Tome 1: 520 pp.Tome 2: 591 pp. Reliure demi-chagrin vert. Dos (éclairci) à nerfs ornés de fleurons dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison marron. Trois tranches mouchetées. Intérieur propre avec rousseurs claires marginales en début d'ouvrage. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Photograph of Alexandra “Xie” Kitchin

      C. L. Dodgson, 5 July 1870 - Albumen print (4 x 5 3⁄4 in.), cabinet card mount. Inscribed in various hands: “Xie” (ink), “H.H.,” “Age 7,” and “presented by Lewis Carroll” (pencil). Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, who took up photography in 1856, was one of the most accomplished Victorian amateur photographers. He is most famous for his portraits of girls. On seeing one of his child portraits, Tennyson agreed to sit for him, saying, “You, I suppose, dream photographs.” Beginning in 1856 Dodgson took about three thousand negatives, mostly portraits, over the span of about twenty-five years. He mastered the difficult techniques of the collodion process and devoted himself to art and composition, achieving results equaling those of the best professionals of his day. “The apparently contradictory aspects of his personality, artistic and imaginative on the one hand, and pedantically careful on the other, became the mainspring of his creative output, both as Charles Dodgson, the photographer, and as Lewis Carroll, children’s author” (Taylor, in Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography). Xie (pronounced “Ecksy,” for Alexandra) was one of the most notable of Dodgson’s photographic subjects. She is now thought to have been six when this photograph was taken. Xie posed for Dodgson from age four until she turned sixteen. “Another of Lewis Carroll’s early favourites, was Miss Alexandra (Xie) Kitchin, daughter of the Dean of Durham. Her father was for fifteen years Censor of the unattached members of the University of Oxford, so that Dodgson had plenty of opportunities of photographing his little friend” (Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll). “His most frequent and favourite sitter was Alexandra Kitchin, better known by her pet name of ‘Xie.’ Over the years he photographed her more often and in a wider variety of costumes and settings than any other person” (Taylor). “With the exception of four pictures displayed at the 1858 annual exhibition of the Photographic Society of London, Dodgson had never exhibited his pictures, which were only known to a narrow circle of friends and acquaintances” (Fringier, “Out of Focus: A Portrait of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson” in Strange Sisters: Literature and Aesthetics in the Nineteenth Century). This is a splendid, representative example of Dodgson’s portraits of children, from the collection of his close friend Henry Holiday (see Provenance). Provenance: Henry Holiday, with his monogram on verso. Holiday, who illustrated The Hunting of the Snark, was a close friend of Dodgson. An album of Dodgson photographs belonging to Holiday is now at Princeton. Taylor & Wakeling, Lewis Carroll, Photographer 1891.

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         Hunted Down. With some account of Thomas Griffiths Wainewright, the Poisoner.

      London: John Camden Hotten, 1870.. First English Edition. Duodecimo, pp.90; [16], list of titles for 1871. With adverts to inside covers plus an additional two pages of ads to front. Internally clean, covers in very good condition, one chip/loss near foot. A near fine copy, uncommon in the original wraps, the vast majority of copies being leather-bound

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         The Novels of Charles Dickens (Twelve Volumes) with a First Edition of Edwin Drood

      Chapman and Hall 1870 - London: Chapman and Hall, 1860’s, 1870’s. Twelve half crushed red morocco volumes with elaborately gilt decorated spines. First edition of Edwin Drood together with later, or new editions of Dicken’s works illustrated throughout by H. K. Browne, George Cruikshank, G. Cattermole, D. Maclise etc. First Edition points for Edwin Drood present as follows [Walter E Smith - "Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth"]: seven stars printed across the page below the text on p. 190 p. 1 lines 1 and 2 - "Tower" for "town" p. 4 line 23 - no punctuation after "clergy" p. 10 line 5 - no punctuation after "it" p. 28 4 lines up - "it's" for "its" p. 43 last line - "i" dropped slightly in "intent" p. 47 line 17 of Chapter 8 - large full stop / period after "no" p. 74 line 18 - no initial single quote before "Past" p. 100 last line - "u" slightly high in "used" p.131 line 1 - "sentiment" for "sentence" p. 149 9 lines up - "years" for "yours" p. 168 line 26 - "very" may not be printed or only lightly so before "pleasant" (missing completely in this volume) p. 169 line 6 - "relfection" for "refection" p. 177 19 lines up - "'ere" for "ere" p. 177 9 lines up - "l" may be imperfect in "girl" All of Dickens novels or novella’s with the exception of Great Expectations and Hard Times. Eighteen novels and novellas (including five novellas of the Christmas Books) in twelve volumes including the following titles: The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, The Old Curiosity Shop, Barnaby Rudge, Christmas Books Including – A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Harth, The Battle of Life, and The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain, Martin Chuzzlewit, Dombey and Son, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Little Dorrit A Tale of Two Cities, Our Mutual Friend The Mystery of Edwin Drood (First Edition), Condition Report Externally Spine – very good condition – very fine gilt panels and titles, light wear. Joints – very good condition. Corners – very good condition – gently worn. Boards – very good condition – marbled boards, shelf wear to the underside of the volumes. Page edges – good condition – all page edges marbled. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – very good condition. Paste downs – very good condition – marbled. End papers – very good condition – marbled. Title – very good condition – some minor foxing, generally very clean. Pages – very good condition – some minor foxing. Binding – very good condition – solid. See photos [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Edwin Drood.

      Chapman & Hall. 1870 - FIRST EDITION. With illustrations by Luke Fildes. The six original parts, all published. Orig. pale blue printed wrappers; spines splitting & worn Parts V & VI; a little dusted & edges sl. chipped in places. Collated with Hatton & Cleaver. A decent set, preserving most of the original advertisements. Parts I, III, IV & VI are complete as issued; Part II is lacking the ?Cork Hat? slip (often missing); Part V is lacking the following ad. for Chapman & Hall & the slip for ?Entire Wheat Flower?. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD

      Chapman and Hall, London 1870 - 8vo., 190pp.; 3/4 bound with red leather and gray cloth boards, paneled spine with gilt tooling and lettering; some rubbing to corners, head and tail of spine; top edge of text block gilt; marbled endpapers; bound in at rear are the original blue/green covers as well as all of the ads, ads for part 1 are full 36 pages; includes rare cork ad, torn vertically, put present, being a thin sliver of actual printed cork, it is unusual to be present in any condition; Volume VI has Eighteenpence slip pasted on front cover, as originally printed in earliest issue; some of the covers are slightly trimmed, presumably during binding; cover of volume 1 has some more wear than the others, with some mild repair; bound by J. S. Wilson & Son, Binders, Cambridge; Dickens last unfinished work; LP consignment; shelved case 4, Dupont. Full-priced Rockville. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Edwin Drood.

      Chapman & Hall. 1870 - FIRST EDITION. With illustrations by Luke Fildes. The six original parts, all published. Orig. pale blue printed wrappers; back wrapper detached vol. I, front wrapper detached vol. VI; spines splitting & worn Parts I, II, III & VI; a little dusted & edges sl. chipped in places. Collated with Hatton & Cleaver. A fair set, preserving many of the original advertisements. Parts III, IV & VI are complete as issued; Part I retains all the ads but the back wrapper has been replaced with that of Part IV; Part II is lacking the ?Cork Hat? slip (often missing); Part V is lacking the ?Drood Advertiser? and all the following ads. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Dogan Manshi

      1870-1900 1870 - A silk-bound accordian-style book, all 4 edges gilt, with 66 tipped-in coloured matchbox labels made in Japan, made for sale in Asia, particularly China. The labels date from the early Meiji-Taisho periods and mainly depict children playing. Endpapers are flecked with gold. Never published - was originally made by a collector. Some wear to the edges and corners, minor foxing to the margins, and a small dent to the bottom text block edge, but silk title plate intact and contents and labels very clean and bright. Extremely rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         [PAINTING OF A RABBI]

      1st Edition. Oil on Wood. Signed by artist upper right. Framed. 8.5 x 9 inches. Hungarian artist Alfred Lakos (1870-1961) was one of the most prominent Jewish painters of his time. A contemporary of Isidor Kaufmann, Lakos's approach to his Jewish subjects was one of respect, seeking to emphasize the nobility of the Jewish people in art. For this, his impressionistic, naturalistic style was well suited. Very Good Condition. (PAINT-1-7) .

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         Susa (Piemont) place Charles Albert

      Disegno a matita ed acquarello di Scula Francese, datato 1870. ? ? Dimensioni in mm. 250 X 160

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         Captain Clerks house and garden Hyderabad.

      - ca. 1870-1880. Original photograph, albumen print, 20,2 x 27,8 cm. KEYWORDS:india/hyderabad/photo

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         Autograph Letter Signed

      Manuscript Letter, Signed by Charles Darwin with the Letter in the Hand of Emma DarwinDARWIN, Charles. Autograph Letter Signed. Beckenhaw: November 29, 1870.Autograph letter in Darwin's wife, Emma Darwin's hand, and signed by Charles Darwin. This letter was written to publisher Alexander Stuart Stahan in support of George Cupples, as the request of Cupples wife, who was attempting to secure a government pension for George."Beckenhaw | Nov 29 1870 | Dear Sir | I have been informed | that an application is to |be made to government for | a pension for Mr. Cupples. | Although I am not personally | acquainted with the gentleman, | I have corresponded with him | on scientific subjects during | several years. | On some very intricate points | he has been so kind as not | only to collect, at the cost of | much trouble, information from | various sources, but had like- | wise made for me valuable | observations | Therefore he has | my sincere good wishes for his | success. I have confined myself |to the above points relating | to Science, as I consider | Literature beyond my | province. | I beg leave to remain | yours faithfully | Charles Darwin"Letter is 2 1/2 pages of manuscript, on a folded octavo letterhead sheet. Sheet measures (8 x 10 inches; 202 x 252 mm). Printed letterhead reads "Down/Bromley/Kent. S.C." bit the "Bromley" has been crossed off with the tail of the word "Beckenhaw." With expected fold lines and some mild toning. Blank "4th" page with evidence that it was once affixed to something and since pulled out, leaving some glue stains and paper remnants. An excellent letter.Although the two men were not well acquainted, as the letter states, Cupples and Darwin had "corresponded on scientific subjects during several years." The Cupples had given Darwin a deer-hound puppy not long before this present correspondence. The following year, Darwin referenced Cupples findings on the breed in The Descent of Man."In November, [Darwin] received a permanent guest in the form of a Scottish deerhound puppy, the pride and joy of George Cupples, who had written to Darwin regularly over the course of the year to apprise him of the dogís progress and fine breeding: ëthe father is descended from Sir Walter Scottís celebrated ìMaidaîí (letter from George Cupples, 17 September 1870). Darwin reassured Cupples after the dog arrived, ëBran is thriving & growing at a wonderful rate ñ coat sleek, & not too fat. Plays much with Polly & enjoys English lifeí (postcard to George Cupples, 27 November [1870])." (From the Darwin Project).HBS 67895.$6,000

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         AUSFUHRLICHE GRAMMATIK DER GRIECHISCHEN SPRACHE ZWEITER THEIL

      HANNOVER: HAHNSCHE HOFBUCHHANDLUNG, 1870. IIED. RILEGATO. BUONO. 15 22. USATO

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         Le Livre de Cuisine.

      Paris: Hachette, 1870.(). Deuxième édition. 24 of 25 chromolithogaph plates (lacing palte 25). Half-title torn and missing upper fifth. Rebound black cloth; original psien preserved.

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         the Boys Own Jolly Angling Book Showing Tackle And Baits Required

      no publisher given nd Circa 1870 - unpaginated, 16 pages, woodcut illustrations in text, light blue paper wraps, title and fishing vignettes to upper flap, advert for A Carter and Co, fishing, rods and tackle manufacturers to rear. A vg+ copy, the first two pages are a guide to the rivers, ponds and canals in the vicinity of London.

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         Group of 10 vintage photos of Central Park

      [New York 1870 - 1 vols. 4 x 5 inch silverprints. 1 vols. 4 x 5 inch silverprints

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         Autograph Letter Signed

      Beckenhaw 1870 - Manuscript Letter, Signed by Charles Darwin with the Letter in the Hand of Emma Darwin DARWIN, Charles. Autograph Letter Signed. Beckenhaw: November 29, 1870. Autograph letter in Darwin's wife, Emma Darwin's hand, and signed by Charles Darwin. This letter was written to publisher Alexander Stuart Stahan in support of George Cupples, as the request of Cupples wife, who was attempting to secure a government pension for George. "Beckenhaw | Nov 29 1870 | Dear Sir | I have been informed | that an application is to |be made to government for | a pension for Mr. Cupples. | Although I am not personally | acquainted with the gentleman, | I have corresponded with him | on scientific subjects during | several years. | On some very intricate points | he has been so kind as not | only to collect, at the cost of | much trouble, information from | various sources, but had like- | wise made for me valuable | observations | Therefore he has | my sincere good wishes for his | success. I have confined myself |to the above points relating | to Science, as I consider | Literature beyond my | province. | I beg leave to remain | yours faithfully | Charles Darwin" Letter is 2 1/2 pages of manuscript, on a folded octavo letterhead sheet. Sheet measures (8 x 10 inches; 202 x 252 mm). Printed letterhead reads "Down/Bromley/Kent. S.C." bit the "Bromley" has been crossed off with the tail of the word "Beckenhaw." With expected fold lines and some mild toning. Blank "4th" page with evidence that it was once affixed to something and since pulled out, leaving some glue stains and paper remnants. An excellent letter. Although the two men were not well acquainted, as the letter states, Cupples and Darwin had "corresponded on scientific subjects during several years." The Cupples had given Darwin a deer-hound puppy not long before this present correspondence. The following year, Darwin referenced Cupples findings on the breed in The Descent of Man. "In November, [Darwin] received a permanent guest in the form of a Scottish deerhound puppy, the pride and joy of George Cupples, who had written to Darwin regularly over the course of the year to apprise him of the dog’s progress and fine breeding: ‘the father is descended from Sir Walter Scott’s celebrated "Maida"’ (letter from George Cupples, 17 September 1870). Darwin reassured Cupples after the dog arrived, ‘Bran is thriving & growing at a wonderful rate – coat sleek, & not too fat. Plays much with Polly & enjoys English life’ (postcard to George Cupples, 27 November [1870])." (From the Darwin Project). HBS 67895. $6,000 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         The Young Shetlander and His Home

      Carlton & Lanahan, New York 1870 - Bradford Kinney Peirce, clergyman born in Royalton, Winsor County, Vermont in 1819. Brown/gilt embossed boards. Engraved frontis "Rounding Cape Horn." Naturalist Mr. Thomas Edmondston and local resident is utilized. Customs and natural features of this Scotish island described. 336 pgs, foxing, edgewear, spine bumped. Quite rare. OCLC list 8 holdings. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Album de dessins et croquis.

      Vers 1870, - in-8vo, oblong (15 x 24 cm), 65 pages remplies de dessins, plusieurs feuilles détachées, qqs dessins sont signés et datés, reliure en demi-cuir d?époque usée. L?album contient des dessins et des croquis au crayon par A. Wagnière, principalement des figures de jeunes filles (3 coloriées à l?aquarelle), des dessins humoristiques et des caricatures, plusieurs présentant des personnages anglais. Parmi les croquis, 6 figures ont été réhaussées en couleurs. L?album contient également 6 vues à l?aquarelle (dont 2 du château de Chillon) et 6 petites lithographies coloriées à la main.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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         AUSFUHRLICHE GRAMMATIK DER GRIECHISCHEN SPRACHE ZWEITER THEIL

      HAHNSCHE HOFBUCHHANDLUNG, HANNOVER 1870 - INTERLINGUE In tedesco, latino e greco, pagine brunite ai bordi e con lievissima fioritura, con presenza di alcune sottolineature ed appunti con matita e matite colorate, rilegatura in mezza pelle, con piatti marmorizzati, con alcune abrasioni ed usura ai bordi, dorso con spellature ed abrasioni, titoli illegibili

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        ALPHABETS PLAIN ORNAMENTED AND ILLUMINATED: A SELECTION

      Boston, MA: L. Prang & Co, 1870. original brown pebbled cloth, front cover gilt-stamped. oblong 12mo. original brown pebbled cloth, front cover gilt-stamped. (20) pages. Preface. Printed on recto only. Published circa 1870 according to the Huntington Library catalogue. Cover title Prang's Alphabets. Title and three leaves are chromolithographs, the remaining twelve in black and white. The preface notes that there are "no designs claiming originality," but rather this work endeavors to produce "the most valued specimens, illustrating the styles of the different centuries. . ." With an emphasis on styles "now so much in vogue for ornmaenting sacred subjects." Publisher's advertisement follows text. Extremities of spine slightly worn. Very light foxing.

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