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        Collection of Photographs, Clippings, Documents and Accounts Relating to Brooks Shipyard, East Boston

      About thirty-five 8 x 10 photographic prints of John Brooks, the shipyard building, half hulls and vessels built by the yard between 1870 and 1905. Also, a list of vessels built at the yard under its several owners, an envelope of related clippings and documents, and a day book of shipyard activity 1874 - 1882. In his definitive work "Portrait of a Port" historian William Bunting refers to John Brooks as a "master builder." Bunting uses the photograph of Brooks in front of his office in the book, and writes, "Shipbuilder John Brooks poses in the doorway of his classic East Boston office at 334 Border Street. His yard, in the background, occupied a portion of the grounds of the old Donald McKay yard... Brooks served as McKay's foreman for six years... [he] was the last of the old time Boston shipbuilders."

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        A history of British Birds - vol. 1 & 4

      - George Bell & sons, London, 1870. 2 volumes in-4 (25 x 19 cm) reliure en percaline éditeur verte à décor doré, doré trois tranches, vol. 1 : x p., 303 p., 8 p. (catalogue) - 52 planches en couleurs (sur 60 : il manque 6 planches) ; vol. 4 : iv p., 264 p., 8 p. (catalogue) - 54 planches couleurs (sur 64 : il manque 10 planches). Quelques usures sur les coins inférieurs des plats. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Philippe Lucas Livres Anciens]
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        Souvenirs des Pyrenèes .

      circa 1870. . - . . . 1 Vol. . 25 láminas. Cuarto. Tela Artesanal. . Colección de litografías a color que muestran diferentes tipos y trajes del País Vasco-Francés y más concretamente de las faldas de los Pirineos. Así encontramos estampas de habitantes de Pau, Bareges, Gavarnie, Eaux Bonnes, Eaux Chaudes, Luz-St. Sauveur o Tarbes, reproducidas con especial interés en destacar las vestimentas y aperos típicos. Muy raro y difícil de encontrar completo.

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Astarloa]
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        Der Todten-Tantz, wie derselbe in der weitberühmten Stadt Basel, als ein Spiegel menschlicher Beschaffenheit, ganz künstlich mit lebendigen Farben gemahlet, nicht ohne nützliche Verwunderung zu sehen ist. Original-Holzschnitte des sechszehnten Jahrhunderts. Mit den deutschen Versen.

      Alexander Danz, Leipzig 1870 - privater Einband, Ecken und unteres Kapital leicht bestossen, je eine kleine Fehlstelle am Papier des Buchdeckels (Abrieb), Schnitt leicht fleckig, Papier altersbedingt stockfleckig, einzelne Seiten an der Bindung repariert, Bindung fest, keine Textanstreichungen, Text in Frakturschrift Hinweis: Wir versenden als Brief im Luftpolsterumschlag, bzw. Päckchen/Paket. Auf Wunsch verschicken wir als Büchersendung (bis 500g 1,50 Euro, bis 1000g 2,20 Euro in Deutschland), allerdings kann hier die Laufzeit bis zu 2 Wochen betragen. deutsch 94 pages. 8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Der Bücherhof]
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        Pride & Prejudice. A novel.

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1870 - Octavo. Original yellow paper-covered boards, titles to spine and front cover black and red, illustration to spine and front board in yellow, blue, red, and black. Faint ownership signature to title page dated 1870, hand-written page tipped-in to front free endpaper, containing a quotation from Lockhart's Life of Scott. Spine rolled, spine ends, tips and joints slightly worn, some mild foxing to contents, a few gatherings a little loose but still holding firm. An excellent, bright copy. The front cover features an illustration of Lydia Bennett at the Brighton Camp. First Yellowback edition, Volume V in the Austen series. Scarce. Gilson E35.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Album der Brenner-Bahn. Leporello-Album mit 22 Ansichten in Photolithographie.

      - ( Ohne Verlags- , Orts- und Erscheinungsjahr - offenbar um 1870 nach Eröffnung der Brennerbahn erschienen ). Die Ansichten zeigen: Der Sillfall im Berg Isel - Tunnel am Berg Isel ( rückwärts ) - Das Silltal - Die Stephansbrücke- Arnwaldtunnel - Arnwaldtunnel - Matrei - Tunnel und Schloss Matrei - Steinach - St. Jodock - Kehrtunnel St. Jodock - Brenner See - Pfitscher Wasserfall - Brenner-Post - Brenner-Bad - Gossensass - Sterzing - Die Franzensfeste - Brixen - Klausen - Blumau - Blumau - Parthie Kuntersweg .- Bozen. Die Tafeln in einem reicht goldgeprägten dunkelroten Ohln-Album, Quer12° ( 8,5 x 13,5 cm ). Einband berieben, Ecken etwas bestoßen, innen von guter Erhaltung. Insgesamt guter, dekorativer Zustand - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 100 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Group of photographs and ephemera relating to automotive pioneer George Baldwin Selden

      c. 1870-1920. Hardcover. Very Good+. This collection includes (1) a family photo album depicting Selden circa 1885; (2) a carte-de-visite of Selden circa 1871; (3) three handsome mounted albumen photographs circa 1910, presumably depicting Selden cars; (4) a later photograph of a Selden motor truck; (5) a photostat copy of a legal illustration, "Comparative Scale Drawings of Selden Vehicle"; and (6) a 1920 company pamphlet titled "Yesterday Today Tomorrow." The photo album (1), contains 18 cartes-de-visite, showing men, women, and children, identified by name (in a contemporary hand, in ink); family names include Woodruff, Tomlinson, Sayre, Drake, Rogers and -- of course -- Seldon. The single carte-de-visite of Seldon (2), was taken by O. F. Weaver of Chicago; a handwritten notation on the verso indicates that it was taken in 1871 as the fire of October 8, 1870, "closed his business venture barrel hoop machinery." The mounted albumen photos (3) range in size from 5.75x7.5 to about 7.5x9.5 inches, in excellent condition, on heavy dark grey mounts with wide margins; showing a couple or a group of gents in Selden cars; it is charminging to see onlookers peering from the windows of the building in the background. A single photograph, c. 1915, 6.5x4 inches, shows a Selden motor truck (4), loaded with Brass Goods from Henry Wray and Sons. Photostat copy (5) of a legal illustration (18.5x7.5 inches, with flattened creases from folding, and a little smudging), shows comparative scale drawings of Selden Vehicle, with 2 H. P. Engine of Selden, and of Brayton, Otto, Otto-Langen, and Lenoir; showing single- and 3-cylinder engines, and listing the weight, speed, and horsepower of the engine. The company pamphlet (6) offers of 4 different Selden trucks, plus text. George Baldwin Selden (1846-1922) invented an early lightweight combustion engine intended for use in a four-wheeled vehicle, and applied for a patent in 1879. This gives him some claim to be the inventor of the automobile. The patent went through years of legal challenges before being granted in 1895, and then faced further decades of lawsuits from Henry Ford and others, eventually suffering defeat in 1911. In the meantime, he launched the Selden Motor Vehicle Company in 1905, moving into truck manufacture after his patent defeat. (Selden trucks are shown in the aformentioned pamphlet, "Yesterday Today Tomorrow.")

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books]
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      London: F. S. Ellis, 1870. Second edition. Original green cloth with superb gilt-blocked elaborate cover and spine design by Rossetti. Sydney Cockerell's Copy, signed by him ("Richmond, Surrey) on half-tile. A near fine copy with almost no signs of cover wear.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Album of aquarelle drawings of Ecuadorian natives and costumes

      1870 - Fine and large album of drawings of Ecuadorian Natives, in local costumes and performing trades. N.d. [ca. 1870]. In folio (305 mm x 200 mm). 1 [blank] + 32 aquarelle drawings + 1 [blank]. Half green chagrin, front cover with monogram LB in gilt, spine lettered in gilt; lower compartment of spine chipped with loss of leather, some bumping. All the drawings in excellent condition, with the exception of inconsequential traces of foxing. An uncommonly finely drawn and large album of aquarelle drawings portraying Ecuadorians (mainly from Quito) in local costumes, performing trades, and assisting celebrations; a considerable amount is dedicated to the native population, as some others represent criollos in full attire. Each drawing has a caption in both Spanish and French, explaining the drawing and locating geographically where the image was captured (Quito, Napo, Otavalo, Gualea, Latacunga). Two aspects from this album are worthy of standing out, the high artistic quality not normally seen in these types of drawings, and that the attention to detail and realism contained in each drawing hints that it was made in situ. Some of the captions are: India vendiendo carne, India vendiendo papas, India prioste de la Corona de Jesus, Indios sahumeriantes en procesion, Indio vendiendo alhajas, Indie de Latacunga vendiendo Manteca, Mujer hilando, Mujer hacienda encajes, Indio e India carniceros, Aguador, Vendedora de leche y mantequilla. The collection as a whole is an invaluable link to Ecuador´s iconography, both for the vast array of costumes shown, as for the high quality of the drawings. Although anonymous, the accomplished renderings tell us of a skilled artist, probably local. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: HS Rare Books]
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        IMPRESE ILLUSTRI DI DIVERSI. Co i discorsi di Camillo Camilli, et con le figure intagliate in rame di Girolamo Porro Padovano.

      In - 16 gr. (mm. 194x140), 3 parti in 1 vol., bella legat. alle armi in p. pelle bazana coeva (restaur.), dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit.oro, tagli a spruzzo rossi, pp. (8),182; 95; 56; con 3 belliss. frontespizi figurati e un centinaio di emblemi nel t., magistralmente inc. in rame da Porro. Testo ornato da capilettera e finalini in silografia. "Edizione originale" e unica, dedicata al card. Ferdinando de? Medici. Cfr. Cicognara,1870: "Sono 108 bellissimi Emblemi intagliati con sommo magistero, e forse il Porro non eseguì opera più bella e più di questa elegante" - Praz ?Studies in 17th Century Imagery?, p. 296 - Berlin - Katalog,II,4517 - Spreti, 664 - Piantanida,I,259 - Brunet,I,1514. - Choix de Olschki,IV,4254: ?Les emblèmes sont compris en cartouches très variés, d?une très belle facture? - Vinet,852: ?Suivant Cicognara, Porro n?a rien fait de mieux. Jérome Porro, né à Padoue en 1509, à la fois graveur sur cuivre et sur bois, s?est rendu célèbre par le gout et l?admirable finesse de son burin?. Leggerm. corto del marg. sup., altrimenti esempl. ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        The Works of Shakspere [Shakespeare] Edited by Charles Knight With illustrations on Steel from Pictures by C W Cope, W P Frith, C R Leslie, D Maclise, and others

      London: Virtue and Co. Limited, n.d. (c. 1870)., 1870. The Imperial Edition. 2 volumes; Folio. Superb in contemporary full very dark green morocco with gilt titles and elaborate gilt tooling to spines, decorative gilt panelling to boards; all edges gilt; marbled end papers with gilt dentelle. Sharp, fine engravings with tissue guards. Binding very little rubbed. A very handsome set beautifully illustrated.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      1870. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1870. 2 pp undated preliminary ads, plus 4+4 pp terminal ads dated October 1870. Original buff printed wrappers. Early (second) American edition, published in late September, about three weeks after Fields Osgood's edition -- and about three months after Dickens's death in June left this tale unfinished. Harper had been serializing DROOD in parts (as a monthly Dickens supplement to their Harper's Weekly); this likely explains why their first complete edition (as here) is so scarce -- people had already read the tale serially.~The front wrapper, reading "Price Twenty-five Cents," looks just like a parts issue wrapper (with scenes from the tale); the preliminary ads include a listing of Harper's Library of Select Novels that ends with #349 (a later issue of this Harper's book is as #502 in that "library"). Both the terminal ads and the rear wrapper bear the date October 1870.~This copy still has its original wrappers and ads, though it appears to have once been bound up into a more-substantial binding. Condition is good-to-very good (early repairs made to the spine and to some corners of the wrappers, also to the hinges of a few leaves). Curiously not in Podeschi (Yale); Carr (UTexas) B279.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Naturwissenschaftliche Reise nach Mossambique auf Befehl S.M. des Königs Friedrich Wilhelm IV. in den Jahren 1842 bis 1848 - Vögel - 15 Tafeln mit handkolorierten Lithografien.

      Berlin, Georg Reimer, um 1870 - 255 x 340 mm, 15, 15 lose Blatt in Halbleinen-Faltmappe neuen Datums, mit Deckelschildchen, , Faltmappe mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren in sehr gutem Zustand. Tafeln 4-6,9 und 11-14 mit wenigen blassen Flecken in guter Erhaltung. Tafeln 1-3, 7-8,10 und 15 in sehr gutem Zustand. Bei allen, Kolorit in kräftigen Farben erhalten. 1000 gr [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Werner Eichel]
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      1870. With Illustrations. Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1870. Original terra-cotta cloth. First American Edition of the tale left unfinished at the time of Dickens's death in June 1870. In addition to DROOD, this volume includes James T. Fields's introductory "Some Memories of Charles Dickens," plus Dickens's "George Silverman's Explanation," "Holiday Romance," "Sketches of Young Couples," "New Uncommercial Samples" plus "The Will of Charles Dickens." Since 1867, Ticknor & Fields (and then Fields Osgood) had been Dickens's authorized publisher in America; they had serialized DROOD in their weekly Every Saturday, and then published this book in early September. (Ticknor & Fields had specifically commissioned Dickens to write "Holiday Romance," so that it could appear in their children's periodical Our Young Folks in 1868.) Harper also serialized DROOD in a monthly Dickens supplement to Harper's Weekly, but did not get their book edition out until late September.~This copy is in the original cloth, and is in very good condition (some foxing on the leaves, very minor external wear). Podeschi (Yale) A156; Carr (UTexas) B278; Wilkins p. 35.

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        The Mystery of Edwin Drood

      London, Chapman & Hall. 1870., 1870. FIRST EDITION. Illustrated. 8vo., pp. 190 + [1] + 32 of adverts (dated 1872). Publisher's bright green decorated cloth, coated yellow endpapers. Owners inscriptions to initial blank, some foxing, cloth is clean and bright. A near fine copy, but for a little fraying to foot of spine. Dickens' final, unfinished novel. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone novel. 'What the Sage of Gad's Hill might have accomplished had he lived to create an important fictional detective is a no less intriguing mystery than the unrevealed solution of the story itself, which has occupied so many minds.' Howard Haycraft; Murder For Pleasure

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD in Harper's Weekly

      1870. In: six "Dickens Supplements" of Harper's Weekly. New York: [Harper & Brothers], April-October 1870. Original newspaper-style supplement sections. Very early (perhaps first) American appearance, in six serial parts -- running about simultaneously with Fields Osgood's serialization in Every Saturday; in London, the six serial parts were published from April through September, so these followed right after. Each of the six sections is called "The Dickens Supplement" -- price "gratuitous"; the first one consists of eight pages, and includes a brief biography and a portrait of Dickens; the other five consist of four pages (one folded folio leaf). The six issues are April 23, May 21, [Dickens died on June 9, leaving DROOD unfinished], June 25, July 23, August 27 and October 1. Included are seven illustrations, one of which is the wrapper design for the London parts.~The six supplements are in very good condition, with some wear on the delicate spines (it appears the supplements may once have been bound up, and slightly trimmed). Podeschi (Yale) E107-108.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Together with: Through the Looking-Glass, and what Alice found there With 42 and 50 Illustrations, respectively, by John Tenniel

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1870 and 1872 1870, 1870. 2 volumes, crown octavo. Bound in matching full red morocco, gilt with marbled endpapers and, all edges gilt. One or two minor marks as expected within, but generally a clean, near fine pair. Early edition of "Alice" and FIRST EDITION of "Through the Looking-Glass". Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'. 'Alice' listed in BBC's Big Read (200 Best Novels) [2003].

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Practical and Devotional Family Bible. The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, According to the Authorised Version. With the Marginal Readings, and Original and Parallel References Printed at Length. And the Commentaries of [Matthew] Henry and [Thomas] Scott, condensed by the Rev. John McFarlane

      London: William Collins, Sons, and Company, n.d. (C. 1870)., 1870. Folio. Contemporary full black morocco heavily embossed, gilt titles to spine, black end papers, all edges gilt. Generously illustrated with Kronheim chromolithographic plates, all with protective tissue guards. Colourful chromolitho title page; beautifully hand made colourful presentation leaf dated 1874 inserted before title page. A superb Bible, both inside and out.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Works of Shakspere [Shakespeare]. Edited by Charles Knight. With illustrations on Steel from Pictures by C.W. Cope, W.P. Frith, C.R. Leslie, D. Maclise, and others

      London: Virtue and Co. Limited, n.d. (c. 1870)., 1870. The Imperial Edition. 2 volumes; Folio. Superb in contemporary full very dark green morocco with gilt titles and elaborate gilt tooling to spines, decorative gilt panelling to boards; all edges gilt; marbled end papers with gilt dentelle. Sharp, fine engravings with tissue guards. Binding very little rubbed. A very handsome set beautifully illustrated.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Nearest Way in Summer Time

      New York.: Currier & Ives.. No date. Ca. 1870.. Handcolored medium folio lithograph, image approximately 11 1/4 x 15 3/4 inches on sheet 13 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches. Overall toning to paper with some light staining in the left image (sky area and in the lower and right margins), but overall in good bright condition with good margins. Available with vintage wooden frame (not pictured), which will entail extra postage. Attractive landscape of a house surround by trees, a horse drawn carriage being led across a river in the foreground. This medium folio lithograph is the only Currier and Ives print of the work of British painter and etcher Thomas Creswick. Conningham 4403. .

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        Der Maler im Freien vor der Staffelei. Bleistiftzeichnung.

      1870.. Links unten signiert und datiert: "Ch. Kröner [18]70". 17,8 x 11,3 cm.. Die blattfüllende Skizze zeigt den begabten Landschafts- und Tiermaler Kröner vor der Staffelei in der freien Natur. - Kröner arbeitete zunächst seinem Bruder, einem Dekorationsmaler und widmete sich erst ab 1861 der Kunst. Er ging zunächst nach München, 1862 nach Düsseldorf und bildete sich dort lediglich durch Selbststudium und häufige Reisen nach Oberbayern, Thüringen und besonders Westfalen. - Gering fleckig.

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        Le Livre de Cuisine. Comprenant la cuisine de menage et la grande cuisine.

      Paris Hachette 1870 - 2 è éd. Gr. 8. 2 Bl. XI, 844 S. Mit 10 Holzschn.-Taf., 4 chromolithogr. Taf. u. zahlr. Holzschn. Hldr. d. Zt. mit Rverg. u. Goldschn. (Etw. berieb.). Tls. stärker stockfleckig. Bitting 196 - Vicaire 417 - Schraemli 99. " Dieses ganz hervorragende Werk ist nach meiner Überzeugung das schönste Kochbuch, das je gedruckt wurde". - Der Autor Gouffe, einer der berühmtesten Köche Frankreichs, war Schüler von A. Careme, später leitete er die Küche im berühmten Jockey Club in Paris. Mitarbeiter an diesem Buch waren sein Bruder Alphonse, Mundkoch der Königin Victoria von England, Cousin Hypolite, Chef beim Fürsten Schouvaloff und Pierre Louis Desbarats, Mundkoch des Herzogs von Anhalt-Coethen. Als Koch hat er eine Brücke von Careme zu Escoffier geschlagen. Das Werk ist das erste Prunkkochkoch und besticht durch die chromolithographierten Tafeln welche erstmals für ein Kochbuch verwendet wurden. Sammlerstück (Gewicht 2,507 kg) Francais; 2,507 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kochkunst Bibliothek]
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        Autograph Letter Signed to Oliver Hoyt

      Washington DC: Executive Mansion, Dec. 9, 1870. 2 pp., 8vo, 8 x 5 inches, written in ink on letterhead. In fine condition, matted and framed. A brief but interesting letter to Oliver Hoyt, a long-time supporter of the President: ?Your favor... arrived two days ago. I am indebted to the Vice-President for any knowledge as to whom I was indebted for this kind remembrance...? signed U.S. Grant. Oliver Corse Hoyt (July 24, 1823?"May 5, 1887) was a member of the Connecticut Senate from 1877 to 1881. He was President Pro Tempore of the Connecticut Senate from 1877 to 1879. He was a presidential elector in 1872, and cast his vote for Ulysses S. Grant. Hoyt was a trustee of a fund of $250,000 that was raised by private subscription in 1881 for the benefit of Grant and his family, to insure the General an income for the remainder of his life.

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        Recess Studies, Ed. by Sir Alexander Grant, Bart

      Edinburgh, Edmonston And Douglas, 1870, Hardback, First EditionVery good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 409 pages; Physical desc. : [8], 409, [ 1], 20, [4]p. Subjects: Social sciences. Great Britain - Politics and government - 1837-1901. Ireland - Rural conditions - 19th century. Referenced by: NSTC 2G17433.

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        Bibliothek deutscher und ausländischer Klassiker. 46 Bände. Konvolut.

      Leipzig, Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts, o.J.[ca 1870-1890].. Schwarz- und goldgeprägte braune Leineneinbände, rote Rückenschildchen, 8°, je Bd ca 400 S., mit einige Frontispizen und Faksimiles; -Kanten minimal berieben, Papier gebräunt, sehr gut erhaltene, schöne Exemplare.. Schillers Werke; Textrevision von Heinrich Kurz. Bde 1-6+8/ Shakespeare's dramatische Werke. Übersetzt von Dingelstedt, Jordan, Seeger, Simrock, Viehoff. Einl. v. Rudolph Genee. Bde 1-9/ Heinrich Heines sämtliche Werke. Einleitung, Verzeichnis sämtlicher Lesarten von Ernst Elster. Bde 1-6/ Wielands Werke. Kritisch durchgesehen. Hrsg.v. Heinrich Kurz. Bde 1-3/ Lenaus sämtliche Werke. Bde 1-2/ H.v.Kleists Werke. Hrsg.v. Heinrich Kurz. Bde 1-2/ Hoffmanns Werke. Hrsg.v. Heinrich Kurz. Bd 2/ Goethes Werke. Hrsg.v. Heinrich Kurz. Bde 1-12/ Herders Werke. Hrsg.v. Heinrich Kurz. Bde 1-4.

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        Voyage pittoresque a travers l'isthme de Suez. Vingt-Cinq grandes aquarelles d'apres nature par (Eduard) Riou. Lithographiees en couleur par Eugene Cicerci.

      Paris, Dupont & Lachaud, o. J. (ca. 1870).. 2 Bll., 100 S. 1 farblithograph. Karte und 25 montierte farblithograph. Tafeln von Eugene Cicerci nach Eduard Riou (es fehlt das Porträt). Gr.-Fol. Violette OLwd. (etw. bestoßen, beschabt und fleckig).. Erste Ausgabe, in einer Auflage von nur 500 Exemplaren erschienen. - Blackmer Sale 611. Gay 2439. - Dieses zur Eröffnung des Suezkanals erschienen Prachtwerk beschreibt den Isthmus, den Suezkanal und seine Eröffnung mit entsprechenden Illustrationen, darunter Ansichten von Port Said, Ismailia, Kantara, Suez u. a. - "Als 1841 durch englische Offiziere der Irrtum nachgewiesen war, unternahm der Österreicher Negrelli 1847 und 1855-56 eingehende Geländeuntersuchungen. Auf Grund derselben legte er 1856 in Paris einer Kommission seinen sorgfältig ausgearbeiteten Plan vor. Dieser wurde angenommen und Negrelli 1858 vom Vizekönig Said zum Generalinspektor der Suezarbeiten ernannt. Nach seinem Tode (1. Okt. 1858) brachte F. v. Lesseps 1859 durch Kauf sämtliche Pläne an sich und bildete eine Aktiengesellschaft (Compagnie universelle du canal maritime de Suez), die ein Privilegium auf 99 Jahre erhielt, nach welcher Zeit der Kanal an Ägypten fällt. Am 25. April 1859 erfolgte in Port Said, am Nordende, der erste Spatenstich. 1862 waren von den 1800 Lastkamelen der Kompanie allein 1600 zum täglichen Transport des Trinkwassers für 25,000 Arbeiter in Anspruch genommen, so daß die tägliche Ausgabe für Trinkwasser 8000 Fr. betrug. Als 29. Dez. 1863 der Süßwasserkanal vollendet war, der bei Zagasig vom Nil ostwärts nach Ismailia und dann südlich bis Suez geht (am Spiegel 17, am Grund 8 m breit, durchschnittlich 21/4 m tief), wurde eine Jahresausgabe von 3 Mill. Fr. erspart. Infolge zu großer Sterblichkeit unter den Fellahs zahlte der Chedive 1,5 Mill. Pfd. Sterl. Entschädigung, worauf seit 1864 vielfach statt einheimischer Arbeiter Europäer eintraten. Maschinen von 22,000 Pferdekräften förderten das Werk. Am 18. März 1869 traten die Wasser des Mittelmeeres in die Bitterseen und 19. Nov. 1869 erfolgte die Eröffnung des Kanals im Beisein vieler Fürstlichkeiten und geladener Europäer (die Festlichkeiten kosteten dem Chedive 20 Mill. Fr.)." (Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon) - Der Text stammt von Marius Etienne Fontane (1838 - 1914) und beschreibt die Strecke von Port-Said bis Suez mit zahlreichen Notizen zur Baugeschichte des Kanals. Marius Fontane war anfangs der persönliche Sekretär von Ferdinand de Lesseps war und danach Generalsekretär der Suezkanal Gesellschaft "Compagnie universelle du canal maritime de Suez". Die Illustrationen sind nach Aquarellen des bedeutenden französischen Illustrators Edouard Riou (1833 - 1900) in Farbe lithographiert. 200 Exemplare dieses Werkes waren bestimmt für den Khediven Ismail Pascha (der den Bau des Suezkanal förderte und gegen den englischen Widerstand ermöglichte), die restlichen 300 Exemplare waren laut Brunet (Suppl. I, 510) schon 1878 vergriffen und kaum mehr im Handel zu finden. - Es fehlt das Porträt. - Buchblock verzogen und leicht angebrochen. Die Tafel 4 mit mehreren hinterlegten Randeinrissen (ohne Bildberühung). Anfangs einige kl. hinterlegte Randläsuren (ca. 15 mm - ohne Text- oder Bildberührung). Teils etw. fleckig. Die Seidenhemdchen teils mit Einrissen.

      [Bookseller: Matthäus Truppe Buchhandlung & Antiquari]
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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. 11 Bde. mit Sach- und Ortsregister in insges. 6 Bdn. (alles Erschienene).

      Gera, E. Amthor, 1870-1879.. Gr-8; jeder Teilband ca. 380 pp, die beiden Register zus. ca. 80 pp; insgesamt 114 teils farbige und teils gefaltete lithogr. Bildbeilagen (Ansichten, Panoramen, Porträts etc., die ungefalteten mit Seidenhemdchen); grüne Hln.-Bde. d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung (etwas berieben); stellenweise geringfügig gebräunt oder fleckig, die Tafeln vereinzelt stärker stockfleckig und zum Teil hart beschnitten (mit fallweise beeinträchtigter Beschriftung); einige wenige Seiten im Bund gelockert, einzelne leichte Gebrauchsspuren oder Papierschäden; jeder Band mit Exlibris. - In Bd. 8 fehlt ein Panorama, ein anderes ist hingegen doppelt vorhanden.. Nebehay-Wagner 880. - Mit zahlreichen geographischen, historischen, volkskundlichen und literarischen Beiträgen vorwiegend aus dem österreich-bayrischen Alpenraum. Die Ansichten - meist selten dargestellte Örtlichkeiten - wurden von den Künstlern zum Teil nach Fotos lithographiert. Komplett mit den oft fehlenden Registern.

      [Bookseller: Wiener Antiquariat Ingo Nebehay GmbH]
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        22 photographs of Italy and Italian antiquities from the Warren Delano family

      Rome and Naples, 1870. 1 vols. Most are 9-5/8 x 7-1/4 inches. Mounted on folio cards. With one exception (the Coliseum, which is faded) most of the images are bright and clear. Fine, large views of antiquities in Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Herculaneum, from the Warren Delano family; each of the mounts is captioned and inscribed in a neat hand at the lower right corner "ALD from ED"(or "ED to ALD") and dated either February or April, 1870 The views include: "Casa de Cornelio Russo" - Pompei; Strada della Tombe (Pompeii); Roman Forum; Rome - The Capitol; Temple of Minerva (Rome); Cypress trees at Tivoli near Rome; Temple of Vesta; Bath of Caracalla (Rome), etc.

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        Les Chats; Histoire - Moeurs - Observations - Anecdotes - Illustre e 80 dessins par Eugene Delacroix, Viollet-Le-duc, Merimee, Manet, J.J. Grandville, Prisse D'Avennes, Ribot, Kreutzberger, Mind. Or'Sai, Burbanck

      Paris: J. Rothschild, 1870. Fourth edition. Hardcover. Green cloth with beveled edges, leather spine label printed in gilt. Very good. 332 pages. 18 x 12 cm. Inscribed and signed by Chamfleury on half title. Extra illustrated with 28 additional engravings, etchings and woodcuts: some in color. Original wrappers bound-in. Interior contents fresh and clean, small book label The author was an art critic and novelist, a prominent supporter of the Realist movement in painting and fiction. CARTERET III, 142. VICAIRE II, 200.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Illustrirtes Kräuterbuch. Bremen, C. Ed. Müller, um 1870, kl.-4°, Titelblatt und Inhaltsverzeichnis + 24 montierte Farblithographien in illustrierter

      . Broschurmappe (Darstellung eines Kräuter-sammlers von Brendamour) in roter, goldgeprägter Leinwand-Mappe. Die schön ausgeführten Tafeln zeigen die jeweilige Pflanze sowie ihren menschlichen Gegenpart, entweder in dirketer Anwendung der. Pflanze oder als allegorische Übertragung. Text und Tafeln in schöner Erhaltung, Broschurmappe mit kleiner, hinterlegter Beschädigung am Rücken, die Leinwandmappe etwas berieben und bestoßen, etwas fleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Martin Barbian & Ina Grund G]
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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 detachees, qqs dessins sont signes et dates, reliure en demi-cuir d'epoque usee.. L'album contient des dessins et des croquis au crayon par A. Wagniere, principalement des figures de jeunes filles (3 coloriees a l'aquarelle), des dessins humoristiques et des caricatures, plusieurs presentant des personnages anglais. Parmi les croquis, 6 figures ont ete rehaussees en couleurs. L'album contient egalement 6 vues a l'aquarelle (dont 2 du chateau de Chillon) et 6 petites lithographies coloriees a la main.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Rome dans sa grandeur. Vues, monumentes anciens et modernes... moeurs et usages, environs... -

      Paris, Charpentier, 1870.3 voll. In - folio. Legature originali in m. pelle verde con fregi oro, tagli dorati. Una carta topografica della città, 99 litografie f.t., 68 con belle e vivaci vedute, e 31 vignette n.t. (4), (4), IV, 90, 72 pp.; (4), 214, 32, 40 pp.; (4), 68, 40, 18, 28, 24, 36 pp.; le pagine di testo sono, come in genere, lievemente ossidate e con qualche fioritura data la qualità della carta, ma le tavole sono fresche e ben conservate. Edizione originale di questa notevole descrizione, particolarmente apprezzata per le numerose belle illustrazioni che fedelmente riproducono una città che di lì a pochi mesi, dopo essere divenuta capitale d'Italia, sarebbe stata sottoposta a notevoli cambiamenti. E' divisa in: Rome antique; Rome chretienne; Rome moderne. Fossati Bellani I, 1457. First edition. A fascinating description of Rome showing as it was just before it became the capital of Italy in 1871: «from that time the population grew rapidly and there was much speculative building...» (Encycl. Brit.). With a map, 99 lithograph plates (68 of views), and 31 vignettes. Some mild toning and foxing of the text, as is usual, but plates clean. A good copy bound in original green quarter calf, spines gilt, gilt coat - of - arms on front covers within blind - stamped borders.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Rappaport]
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        Evangelisches Gesangbuch und Gebete fur den offentlichen Gottesdienst sowohl, als fur die häusliche Andacht. BOUND WITH: Gebete fur den offentlichen Gottesdienst sowohl, als fur die häusliche Andacht

      Erfurt: Evangelisches Waisenhaus, 1870 (-1871). VERY GOOD ANTIQUARIAN CONDITION. Octavo. 8, 670, [1] pp. + 82 pp. Printed in Fraktur type throughout. Original black velvet, cornerpieces of delicate silver filagree, upper cover adorned with a silver cross, lower cover with silver chalice, white moire endpapers, all edges gilt, original silver filagree clasp and catch A beautiful nineteenth-century ecclesiastical binding; this German Prayer Book preserved in its original SILVER and VELVET binding, adorned with delicate cornerpieces, catches, crucifix, and chalice. The printing was executed by Gerhardt & Schreiber (Erfurt) in stereotype. This copy is preserved in near mint condition. -- PROVENANCE: verso of title-page bears the 19th-century armorial stamp (Magistrat Ermon?) emblazoned with a wagon wheel; front pastedown and title-page bear the later stamp of the Wissenschafliche Bibliothek der Stadt Erfurt.

      [Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC]
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        Panorama of Baramula, Kashmir.

      c. 1870 - Two-part albumen print. Good tonal range and in good condition, pasted on original album leaf, title in manuscript, photographer's credit and number in negative. Dimensions: 205 by 560mm. (8 by 22 inches).

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        The VALLEJO DIRECTORY, For the Year Commencing March, 1870 Embracing a General Directory of Residents of the City of Vallejo, and South Vallejo, and Business Directory

      Vallejo:: Chronicle Newspaper, Book and Job Printing Establishment.. 1870.. 8vo. 8-7/8" x 5-3/4". 1st edition (Quebedeaux 116; Rocq 14606). Association copy. 2 - 309, [1], xi pp. Endsheets paginated. Adverts first 28 pages & last 11 pages, all printed on colored paper. On page 215 is written above the entry for "Bacon, Francis H." [which is circled], "Became the famous actor Frank Bacon.". Black leather spine, gilt title lettering, over printed paper-wrapped boards. Advert eps.. Spine gilt faded. Modest wear to boards. Front paste-down not. affixed [apparently never glued by binder]. Leaf with pp 171/172. removed [an advert, pink stub in gutter], leaf with pp. 27/28. [advert] lacking top 2-1/4", and map leaf with 3/4" x 4" portion torn. away at top towards gutter [affects map ledger, but not map image].. With these imperfections noted, an otherwise square & tight VG copy. with an impeccable provenance.. Per Quebedeaux, the first published general directory of Vallejo, which includes the first published local history of the city & environs [pp 35 - 45]. Finally, this the first full-length book published in Vallejo. From the library of F. A. Leach, proprietor of Vallejo Chronicle News, Book & Job Printing Establishment, printer of this directory. On p. 45, at the conclusion of the Vallejo history, Leach pencils the following note: "The foregoing was written by Dr. P. Vallejo, son of General Vallejo. [signed]. F. A. Leach". . Map, p. 29.

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        History of the Irish Brigades in the Service of France

      Cameron & Ferguson, 1870, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Fair Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First EditionCorners and some edges worn and frayed. Size: Quarto. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is loose but fully intact. Moderately foxed throughout. Edges foxed and browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Ireland; 19th century; History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 13850.

      [Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books]
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        Collection of hundreds of printed, embossed crests of English and foreign royalty, nobility, and gentry, colleges of Oxford and Cambridge, schools, military and naval units, ecclesiatical orders, government offices, clubs, public institutions, etc., etc

      N.p. [England], 1870. Hundreds of printed, embossed crests removed from stationery and/or envelopes and mounted to rectos of154 leaves in larger album, and rectos and versos of 25 leaves in smaller album, each page within an elaborate watercolor border or frame designed by the collector Boyle. Larger album with elaborate full-page watercolor frontispiece, with author's name and initials in polychromatic, pictorial design. 2 vols. 4to and 8vo. Full light brown morocco, with collector/artist's initials ("M.H.B") in gilt on upper cover, and "Ciphers" letter in gilt on spine, and full burgundy embossed pebbled morocco, with cornerpieces of gilt sprays. A few scuff marks to covers, otherwise very good. Beautiful albums of crests from all walks of life, painstakingly compiled, organized, and lovingly illustrated by this collector. Remarkable and beautiful. MUST BE SEEN.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Vicar of Bullhampton

      London: Bradbury, Evans, & Co, 1870. First Edition. With thirty illustrations by H. Woods. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary full red pebbled morocco, spine gilt, t.e.g. by Holloway. Faintest touches of rubbing at foot of spine, some spotting of endleaves, else fine. As pointed out by Sadleir, there are actually 35 illustrations rather than the 30 stated. This is a rather nice copy of a volume infrequently encountered.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        New and Rare Beautiful-Leaved Plants containing illustrations and descriptions of the most ornamental-foliaged plants not hitherto noticed in any work on the Subjecty

      London: Bell and Dalby, 1870. First Edition. 54 plates, printed in colours from woodblocks. [i]-viii, 144 pp. 1 vols. Large 8vo (10 x 7 inches). Original decorated green cloth. Two repairs to upper blank margin of title-page, light dampsatining to upper blank margin of about 5 plates. cloth slightly bumped IN BLUE DUSTJACKET stamped in black.

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        Pride and Prejudice. A Novel. New edition.

      London, Bentley, 1870.. 332 S. kl. 8°. Ganzleder mit umlaufendem Goldschnitt. Sehr dekorativer, aufkaschierter Ledereinband mit fünf (blinden) Bünden mit ornamentaler Goldprägung am Rücken und am roten Rückenschild. Blindgeprägte Innenkanten. Vergoldete Ornamentstäbe an den Stehkanten und entlang der Deckelränder. Der Einband in der Art des späteren 18. Jahrhunderts vermutlich über dem Originaleinband von 1870. Es könnte sich um einen Bibliothekseinband für Sir William Heathcote, 5th Baronet, handeln, der für dessen Bibliothek am Familiensitz Hursley House in Hampshire angefertigt worden ist. Darauf deutet die Widmung auf dem Schmutztitel hin: "Helena M. Heathcote from her affected Father William Heathcote - Hursley Park - March 12th. 1870". Der Konservative Heathcote gehörte als Abgeordneter für North Hampshire und später für die Universität Oxford mit Unterbrechungen von 1826 bis 1868 dem Parlament an. Ca. 15 Blätter am Anfang und Ende des Buches etwas fleckig; fünf Blätter mit minimalem Einriß am Fußschnitt. Ansonsten innen wie außen sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat - Graphiken Klaus Altschäfl]
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        Vie de Jésus

      Paris: Michel Lévy Frères, Éditeurs, 1870. First edition with these illustrations. Sixty woodcuts by Godefroy Durand. viii, 304 pp., printed entirely on CHINA PAPER. 8vo. Contemporary half blue morocco and marbled boards, t.e.g., by David. Some light scuffing to covers, near fine. On China Paper One of only a few copies (Carteret knew of only one) on China paper.

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        Hints on Driving

      London: Published by the Author, Commission Stables, 66 Brompton Road, 1870. First edition. Frontispiece portrait of the author "photographed from life by Maull & Co." (mounted albumen print). 24 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Three quarter red morocco and cloth, original cloth covers bound in, by Morrell for Sotherans. Fine. The author, C.S. Ward, the well-known "Whip of the West", provides a concise outline of eight essential rules for driving carriages: Selection of the team; Mounting the Box; The Seat; Turning; Descending a Hill; The Position of the Hands; Uniformity of Draught; The Use of the Whip. There follow several anecdotes and songs.Uncommon and interesting.

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        Twenty Years Among the Bulls and Bears of Wall Street

      J. B. Burr & Company 1870 - 557pp.+advert; HB green w/gilt & emboss colophon ft.cover; covers rubbed w/some wear on edges & corners; some soil & age-fade, otherwise clean,tight pgs. History of Wall St., the stock market, brokers, bankers, & banks. 12 illus. Scarce! Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Xochi's Bookstore & Gallery]
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        Cannibal Jack, the King of the Cannibal Islands. Arrival in New York. Thirty years Among the Man-Eaters. A Singular Story. Truth Stranger Than Fiction [caption title]

      [ Brattleboro, Vt., 1870. 8 x 161?2 in. Light fold lines, minor edge wear, tape repair on verso. Some spotting, heavier in upper left corner. Overall very good. A charming advertisement for an upcoming biography of William Diaper (1821?-91), otherwise known as "Cannibal Jack."  At the age of nine, Diaper fled his native Rochester for Mystic, Connecticut, ultimately managing his way aboard a ship bound for Le Havre.  He spent the next few years sailing around the world, getting into scrapes, and visiting New Zealand, Australia, and a host of other Pacific destinations.  He eventually landed on the Marquesas Islands, where he remained and rose to prominence among the natives of the Marquesas, Society, Friendly, and Navigator islands.  Offered a lucrative book contract, he returned to the States, and the promotion machine kicked into high gear.  OCLC locates only a 20th-century autobiography (published in 1928 from portions of his manuscript), and no copies of this broadside.  In 1999 his journal of gold mining in Australia from 1851 to 1853 was also published.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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