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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM PRESIDENT GRANT TO GEN. WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN, INVITING SHERMAN TO A RECEPTION WITH A DELEGATION OF LEADING CHIEFS OF THE SIOUX TRIBE]

      Washington, D.C. June 6, 1870.. [4]pp. Mailing folds, minor edge toning. Very good. A congenial letter from President Grant to Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, inviting Sherman and his wife to join him at the White House that evening for a reception with the "delegation of the Indians now in Washington…. The Cabinet and their ladies and most of the Diplomatic Corps with their ladies are to be present also.... There has been no invitation sent to any one but those coming expressed a desire to be present. Yours truly U.S. Grant." Sherman has noted on the verso of the third page, "Absent at time of its receipt." In June 1870, President Grant hosted the Sioux tribal chiefs Red Cloud, Spotted Tail, and Swift Bear in Washington, one of many such meetings between Grant and Native American leadership, but one of particular importance. The three chiefs were the leaders of several sub-divisions of the Sioux nation, and those most inclined to seek a peaceful settlement with the encroaching United States. This meeting garnered a front- page illustration in the June 18, 1870 issue of HARPER'S WEEKLY, showing Grant shaking hands as he greets the three leaders. Grant's "Indian Peace Policy" met with limited success, and though the policy certainly embodied the cultural values of the era, in hindsight seems misguided. Tribes either agreed to go on reservations (as these three Sioux leaders did), or were pressed to do so. Sherman, serving as the Commanding General of the U.S. Army from 1869 to 1883, oversaw the enforcing of this policy. He pursued this with the vigor and ruthlessness he had applied to Georgia in the Civil War, developed a rather virulent hatred of those Sioux Indians who did not go onto reservations, remarking after Custer's defeat at Little Bighorn that "hostile savages like Sitting Bull and his band of outlaw Sioux...must feel the superior power of the Government." An interesting presidential letter at a key point in United States policy towards Native Americans.

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        The Ladies of the White House

      New York: U.S. Publishing Co.. 1870. First. First edition. Tall, thick octavo. Fifteen steel engraved portraits. Green cloth decorated and titled in gilt. A couple of small tears at the crown, evidence of label removed from spine, else a sound, very good copy. This copy Inscribed by Millard Fillmore to his wife on the first blank: "Presented to Mrs. Millard Fillmore by her Husband. March 14, 1870." Additionally Signed on the title page on the same day: "Mrs. Millard Fillmore. March 14, 1870." Fillmore was elected Vice President to Zachary Taylor, and ascended to the Presidency when Taylor died after little more than a year in office. The book provides a reasonably detailed biography and portrait of his first wife Abigail, who died a little more than a month after Fillmore left office after completing Taylor's term. This volume is inscribed to his second wife, Caroline Carmichael McIntosh, a wealthy widow, whom he married five years after his term expired (and who insisted that Fillmore sign a prenuptial agreement). This volume contains a pencil correction, likely in either her hand or her husband's, correcting Abigail's birthdate. A thick volume, usually found well-worn, and seldom with such a nice association. .

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        Autograph Letter Signed as Prime Minister about Women's Rights

      Two pages dated 31 January, 1870 on black bordered mourning stationary addressed from 11, Carlton House Terrace. Removed from an album with slight paper remnants in the margins, very good or better. A letter from the Liberal politician who was one of the great English Prime Ministers, written in the first of his four terms, to an unidentified woman who sent him a book on women's rights. As follows:"Madame, I beg you to accept my thanks for your eloquent work on 'woman's rights' which I have read alike with interest and with sympathy. Observing that it is Privately Printed, and therefore not accessible in the usual manner, I take the great liberty of saying how much I should like to be possessed of one, or were it possible of two, other copies. They are intended for destinations which I am sure you would consider worthy. I have the honour to be Madam, Your very faithful servant, W.E. Gladstone."While we are not sure who the recipient was, we can speculate who Gladstone wanted at least one of the extra copies for. A third person letter from Queen Victoria to Gladstone on May 6, 1870 on the subject of women's rights references Gladstone sending her such a work earlier in the year: "The Queen feels so strongly upon this dangerous & unchristian & unnatural cry & movement of 'women's rights,' in which she knows Mr. Gladstone agrees (as he sent her that excellent pamphlet by a Lady)..." Gladstone agreed, sort of. Victoria and Gladstone shared some religious piety about the differences between men and women, especially while Victoria was in the throes of grief over the death of Prince Albert in 1861, and while he exhibited sympathy for the lot of women, and a lively interest in the debate, he refused to introduce the topic of women's suffrage into Parliament, despite the urging of some in his Liberal Party. .

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        EL LIBRO ROJO

      Mexico. 1870.. [2],153pp. plus lithograph titlepage and thirty-eight lithographed plates (at least one with hand coloring). Large folio. Brown publisher's morocco, stamped in black and gilt, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Hinges rubbed, corners lightly rubbed. Some light scattered foxing, but generally quite clean. Very good. An elaborate 19th-century Mexican lithographic book, issued on a grand scale with large lithographs after drawings by Primitivo Miranda, depicting a pantheon of martyrs of the Mexican nation. Riva Palacio and Payno were noted intellectuals, and with this book they clearly sought to immortalize those who had sacrificed their lives for the nation, thus the title, LIBRO ROJO or Red Book, signifying the bloodshed throughout Mexican history. Interestingly, many of the plates depict horrors inflicted either by Spaniards or by the Mexican Inquisition. Depicted here are Montezuma II, Cuauhtemoc, Martin Cortez, Pedro de Alvarado, la familia Carabajal, la familia Dongo, Hidalgo, Allende, Morelos, Guerrero, Los Marires de Tacubaya, and Maximilian. The plate titled "La Peste (1577)" is partially colored and depicts a country village in Mexico affected by the plague. The lithographs are by Hernandez and Iriarte, the whole printed by Diaz de Leon y White. A rare complete copy of this unusual lithographic book, here in a beautiful binding and in very nice condition.

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        A Collection of Three Early Views of Canton (Guangzhou) Landmarks.

      Canton, ca. 1870 - This is an excellent group of early photographs of cultural landmarks in Canton (Guangzhou), by Lai Fong, China’s foremost 19th century Chinese photographer. Guangzhou, often called the City of Five Goats based on the legend that five beings with five goats brought bunches of grain to the local people blessing them for eternity with fertility and prosperity, has always held an important role in the history of China. It was the capital of three local dynasties: the Nanyue, Southern Han, and Southern Ming. The city’s harbor was one of the starting points of the Marine Silk Road. This collection of photographs by the great 19th century Chinese photographer Lai Fong, whose work is distinct for its artfulness and high quality, offers early photographic views of three of Canton’s most revered landmarks: the Hall of 500 Louhan, the Pazhou Pagoda, and the Zhenhai Tower. Hall of 500 Louhan of Hualin Temple LAI, FONG, Canton. No. 317. Wa Lum Temple. Canton, ca. 1870. Albumen print, mounted. 8 ¼ x 10 ½. Printed letterpress caption on verso: “No. 317. – ” This is an important photograph by Lai Fong of the original Hall of 500 Louhan (Arhat) at Haulin Temple. According to legend during the 6th century Bodhidharma, a revered Buddhist monk, preached Buddhism from an alter he set up in Xiguan. In 1655, Zongfu, a Zen master, built a temple at this location that he named Hualin. The temple was divided into several halls. The most impressive hall was the Hall of 500 Louhan, which contained 500 gold painted life-sized statues of monks each with their unique characteristics. Buddhist tradition gives accounts of groups of 16, 18, or 500 luohans who were commanded by Buddha to await the coming of Maitreya, the Future Buddha. The original sculptures photographed by Lai Fong were destroyed. The Hall of 500 Louhan was rebuilt in 1997 and remains one of Guangzhou’s great cultural landmarks. Pazhou Pagoda LAI, FONG, Pazhou Pagoda No. 289. Canton, ca.1875. Albumen print, mounted. 8 ¼ x 10 ½ inches. Printed letterpress caption: “No. 289. – Pachao Pagoda, Canton. This pagoda is near to Whampoa, it is nine stories in height and has been built for a great number of years .” This is an early photograph by Lai Fong of the Pazhou Pagoda, which was referred to as the “Pillar of Pazhou” during the Qing Dynasty. The Pazhou Pagoda was built during the Ming Dynasty as a Buddhist landmark on an island on the southern bank of the Pearl River close to Guangzhou’s two other ancient pagodas, Chigang Pagoda and Flower or Hua Ta Pagoda. The Pazhou Pagoda was used as a guide for merchant ships traveling on the Marine Silk Road. Zhenhai Tower LAI, FONG, Zhenhai Tower, No. 260. Canton, ca.1875. Albumen print, mounted. 8 ¼ x 10 ½ inches. Printed letterpress caption: “No. 260. – Pagoda, Canton. This place of worship is built on the walls of the city and is Five Storey in height ” Lai Fong’s early photograph of Zhenhai Tower, or the Five-Story Pagoda, offers a unique view of the tower and the old city wall, an important Guangzhou landmark. Zhenhai Tower was built during the Ming Dynasty by Zhu Liangzu in an effort to subdue an omen. Once called the First Tower of South China, Zhenhai Tower was one of old Guangzhou’s most famous monuments. The tower’s elevated location provided a spectacular view of the city. The tower is now the Guangzhou Museum which houses over 5,000 years of relics and documents related to Guangzhou’s history. Zhenhai Tower is one of the tallest and oldest buildings in Yuexiu Park. 3 Albumen prints, mounted. 8 ¼ x 10 ½ inches. Printed letterpress captions versos.

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        Manuscript Journal - Diary of American Professor Sent to Shanghai China

      Shanghai, 1870. China: Shanghai, Ningpo, Hancow, Wuchang et al., 24 October 1870 - 31 March 1871. Manuscript Diary of American professor W.C. Peckham, who was sent on a private assignment to Shanghai as a tutor to the son of Henry Hughes Warden, a partner of Russell and Co., the largest and most important American company in the China trade for fifty years. Two original and consecutive fair manuscript journals, bound together as one, the first headed "Journal of a Voyage to China" written on the voyage aboard the famous California clipper "Surprise" which includes a log of the voyage; the second headed "Journal in Shanghai, and Travels in China," recording innumerable firsthand observations of Chinese custom. The writer's manuscript summary of contents to the first part of the volume is loosely inserted. Contents are summarised with succinct margin annotations to the second volume. Quarto. 281 pages, 146 pages, respectively, paginated by the writer, plus a manuscript table of contents loosely placed within. Period brown gilt tooled half morocco with brown pebbled cloth boards. Re-cased, otherwise very good condition, an exceptionally detailed and comprehensive account in a neat hand. The work is written in a neat hand, with many shorthand abbreviations, which ultimately serves to document far more detail on the pages. For the reader's reference, a partial legend of his abbreviations, include: "e" for the word the, "v" for of, "tt" for that, "sd" for should, "r" for are/our, "i" for it, "s" for is, "t" for to, "fr" for from, "f" for for, "z" for as, "u" for us "bf" for before. Another notable person of Russell & Company was Warren Delano, Jr., who served as the Chief of Operations in Canton, and who was the grandfather of Franklin Roosevelt (32nd President of the United States). Rather interesting is a post-1900 newspaper clipping placed in the volume, which reveals that Sara Ann Delano was a passenger on the same voyage. At the time being a teenage girl, she would later marry James Roosevelt and become Franklin Roosevelt's mother. Spanning five months, including his New York-Shanghai voyage on the highly reputed clipper and china trade vessel "Surprise," followed by several weeks in China, this account contains exceptionally detailed descriptions of Chinese custom, on a vast array of subjects. In eager anticipation of visiting the Far East, whilst on the voyage Professor Peckham gleans all information possible about Chinese society, from the stewards, the ship's captain, and other passengers, all of which he would soon witness or discount based on his own experiences abroad. He finally arrived in February 1871, during Chinese New Year. Being a learned man, Peckham's observations are astute and thoroughly recorded, rendering an superlative and absorbing firsthand account of nineteenth century China. The myriad of subjects he describes and ponders include medicine, opium smoking, burial traditions and graves, honor in old age, Chinese measurements, street signage, social classes, customs for the naming of children, schooling, prostitution and the institute of marriage, poverty and rudimentary dwellings of the poor, a luxurious home of a wealthy Chinese business man involved in foreign trade, law and governance, rice terraces, ice houses, the sedan chair, junks and sampans, Buddhism, priests, deities, pagoda, temples, including the one atop the staircase on Silver Island on the Yang-tse-keang river, forced labour in public works, Chinese instruments such as the auger (drill), the moving of bamboo and mud huts when rivers rise, Chinese ponies, and even more. Certain events in the indigenous community of Shanghai capture the interest of our foreign guest enough to record them in his journal, for example, news of a young widow who committed suicide to remain with her husband, a magician who used a young boy as a medium to identify a thief, a hidden treasure uncovered by a Taiping rebel, a wild boar hunt, and the like. He further remarks on the Tientsin Affair (Tianjin Massacre) of 1870, the favourable reception of the Chinese public to the Anson Burlingame embassy to China and its treaty which protected Chinese immigrants in America, and other political affairs. The writer is science professor William C. Peckham, M.A. (1841-1922), born in South Royalston, Massachusetts. He fought in the American Civil War with the 23rd Massachusetts Regiment from March to May 1862 and wrote a speech on the battle of New Bern. He graduated from Amherst College in 1867, was principal and science professor at the Leicester Academy from 1867-1868, teacher of mathematics and astronomy to the Junior Classical Class at Williston Seminary from 1868-1869. From 1870-1871 Peckham embarked on a world tour. After returning to America he continued his teaching career in Brooklyn, New York, for many years teaching physics at the Adelphi College. When in Shanghai, Peckham is tutor to Harry P. Warden, the son of an important man in the China trade, Henry Hughes Warden (1817-1899), and Elizabeth (née Beal) Warden (1827-1888). He stays at their private residence, as such also affording a glimpse of the life of wealthy foreigners established and trading in China. It was through Elizabeth's brother in Boston that arrangements were made for the voyage and work, so mentioned in Peckham's diary. Henry Hughes Warden, was born in New York city, 26 November, 1817, but spent most of his life in China, being at one time at the head of the American banking and commercial house, representing a well-known firm, which handled a great part of the export tea trade from China - Russell & Company. He married first, Elizabeth Beal of Kingston, Massachusetts. She died in Nottingham, England, in 1888. The following are excerpts from the manuscript: "Journal of a Voyage to China" 24 October 1870. "It will be well to explain at the outset the circumstances... In early spring negotiations had taken place between Mr. Beal [Alexander Beal of Boston] and myself with regard to my going to China as tutor to his nephew, Harry P. Warden [born 1856, Kingston, Mass.], whose parents are residing in Shanghai... At that time the affair failed so far as a substitute to take my place in the seminary... In June the matter was re-opened... this resulted in an arrangement with the trustees of Williston Seminary at the annual meeting of last June, that I should have a year's absence to make the trip provided Mr. Joseph H. Sawyer, whose place I was to take, would remain a year at the institute in my place, to which he granted... " [Williston Seminary, Easthampton, Massachusetts was founded in 1841] 10 November. "... It would interest the English tea drinkers to know what is done with tea which gets wet by the sea on passage or otherwise. None of it is lost or even allowed to go to damaged. They wash it thoroughly with fresh water to remove the salt, then dry it, roll it again, scent it a little, & sell it as fresh tea to the Americans! The English will not buy it nor do they import much of the cheap crop (Oolong & Suchong)... There are teas which cost a dollar per lb in China... Tea importers & some of the most wealthy use up a few hundred lbs in a year." 20 November. "... custom of the Chinese is to twice bury their friends, or rather to keep them above ground a long while, the length of time proportioned to the wealth of the family. If poor, they bury soon but it is called a blood burial. In the time between death & burial the friends bring specimens of ground from difference places to the priest that is provided & see if it is sacred enough for a burial place... A few years ago one of the great Hong merchants died... immensely rich. This one was worth 10 millions of dollars. For him no place was sacred enough. He was unburried 12 years... until the relatives getting tired of constantly paying the priests to test the sacred ground, refused to pay any new money..." 15 December. "... The steward has told me much of the prostitution of the Chinese women. It would seem that virtue is scarce known among them. The foreign merchants & their clerks marry the Ch.[Chinese?] for these mistresses, upon whom money is lavished... The Chinese women are bought for a price of their mothers, often a man of wealth pays a thousand dollars for his 'China wife' & keeps her in state. She spends her days away from him in the Chinese quarter with her friends... Girls who have no mothers often sell themselves, get some old woman to claim be their parent & drive the bargain while in reality the money goes to the girl..." 9 January 1871. "The water works at Hong Kong fascinate me. The water comes from the high hills on the island, & its source, so the Capt. says, 1000 ft above the city. Thus the course gives a very strong head... The hydrants throw 200 ft high. Chinamen form the fire brigade & they are often pressured by the policemen in an emergency... They now have two steam fire engines in Hong Kong... formerly only second hand machines from Europe & American found their way out there." 25 January. "... we had got into a narrow space between Ombay & Timor... The officers saw fires on both islands which indicates the presence of man, tho such men as we would prefer to keep away from. The natives of Ombay are said to be cannibals." 28 January. "A memorable day!... This morning there were three other vessels sighted... one the Taeping... one a Cutty Sark of London said she was 79 days out of Shanghai... the third was a bark... on the beach [Bouro Island]... he sent up the American flag! Then we knew him for a whaler tho before we had thot him a Malay craft. It was not long before he started a boat toward us... He proved to be an old schoolmate of Captain Delano of the Golden State..." 21 February 1871. "Happy day!... At 8 o'clock a lookout from the foretop reported a sail on the lee bow... "Barren Rocks" which lie outside the Yang-tse River... One of the Saddle Islands can be seen dimly thro the fog... At 5 minutes before 11 the Shanghai pilot came over the side... Our pilot has a pile of papers & we are quickly gathered about... At 4 1/4 PM came to anchor off Amherst Rocks... A voyage ends... 117 days 21 hours at sea, beat the last passage of the Surprise by 3 hours... sailed 17,231 miles." "Journal in Shanghai, and Travels in China" 22 February, 1871, Shanghai. "Twelve miles below Shanghai we passed the mouth of Woosong River, where the city Woosung is situated. We saw Chinese war junks of the old style, which had an enormous number of guns on a side. Now there was on every gun a strip of red for it is the New Year.... A little farther we met a new Chinese steamer coming down from Shanghai. She was the most beautiful thing I have seen afloat. Her crew were dressed in light blue uniform & were very actively at work..." "It was not long after this that a steamlaunch was seen coming towards us & when she got in sight Mr. Warden was seen, & about 3 PM he came aboard. At 3 1/2 PM the Surprise anchored... In 5 minutes we had left her, boys & baggage, & were on our way for town... to a little wharf which jutts out in front of Russell & Co.'s house where we set foot again on solid ground..." 24 February. "... for breakfast we were just in time for the exceedingly punctual hour at the Stone House as the House of Russell & Co. is called. Mr. W.[Warden] took H.[Harry] to the tailor's next & he was measured for 3 suits. I was measured & he ordered a dress suit for dinner parties." 25 February. "Mr. W.[Warden] walked with H.[Harry] & I thro' the Chinese streets, round by the walls of the old city. We saw small footed women & fortune tellers. There were crowds of Chinese, cook shops sent out their savory odors...Passed today 6 wheelbarrows loaded with casks." 28 February "... a curious whistle noise in the air, which seemed to proceed from a flock of pigeons flying above us. We found that the Chinese fix whistles on carrier pigeons' back & through flight cause sound, a curious way to frighten off hawks and thus protect the pigeon... ... Every house has its loom, & weaves this cloth which is called Nankin cloth." "Shanghai is a city of the 3rd class. The cities of the first class are known by the affix kin or king as Pekin, Nankin... 2nd class by the affix fou, as Fou-chow-fou, we drop this fou in its name. The 3rd class have the affix hae, as SHang-hai-hae, we have off this hae as well." 1 March. "The houses of the poor people in the country... curiously structured. The walls... simply a thatch of rice straw. Others are made of split bamboo which grows abundantly here. The weave... very neatly in a diagonal pattern both for fences & house walls. It looks very well... their clothes are simply tatters of any color... " 2 March. "I visited silk & curio shops. O the multitude of beautiful things I saw. Such elegance does not often appear in American stores. Beautiful carved & lacquered boxes for 6 to 50 dollars, card cases carved of ivory & sandal wood for 4 to 25 dollars... Still only the wealthy could possess them... At half ten an alarm of fire was given. I went to the top of the house & saw the flames... a brilliant scene... down the Bund... in the theatre... burned the roofs of others adjacent... The energies of the firemen... I noticed that several of the Chinese had lanterns made of paper with inscriptions in lettering English & Chinese." 3 March. "... went to call on Mr. Nelson the missionary of the American Episcopal Church... also met... Bishop Williams [Virginia born Channing Moore Williams, Bishop for China from 1844]... Attended a lecture by Mr. Medhurst, British Consul [Sir Walter Henry Medhurst], who understands the language better probably than any other foreigner... His subject was street literature in China. ... The most conspicuous object in a China Street is the signs. The method of hanging the specimens yet superior to ours. They are usually black, with gilt... they are easily read from a long distance..." "At another apothecarie's shop we see stag pills for sale, the druggists of wealth or importance often have a stag in a pen by their door, which is kept until an auspicious day arrives for slaughtering the creature... pills are sold at a good price & are reputed to possess virtues... to cure every disease..." "Another Dr. advertises as a surgeon and promises to set limbs, perform various operas, & return dislocations without pain... the result is miraculous... The feel of the pulse is regarded as a special gift." "The fortune tellers are very numerous... A gift of 2nd sight is supposed to be hereditary... a magician was called in who proceeded to use the method of the circular mirror to discover the thief. After some incantations... performed other religious services..." "The naming of men & women are also fanciful & significant. In naming a baby boy, a magician is called in, who casts a horoscope of the child, performs in incantations & decides under which sign the name must be taken. Parents name girls as they please. All names are chosen so as to apply good fortune, & prosperity & honor..." "... junks tho' covered... have names & bows usually bear some wish or prayer for fair weather, good winds, & a prosperous voyage. Sometimes the owner's name is on the square stern. The men who live on the water are the most devout & attend to the duties of their religion... The foreign ships which are named with Chinese names, especially if they bear the name of an emperor or other venerated person are very distasteful to the Chinese & one ship named for the reigning emperor was refused entry at Canton till it changed its name." "Family graves are usually built in the shape of the Greek letter Omega, or a horseshoe, & always above ground." 6 March. "To smoke opium a small lamp is required... the pretext for the wind by a glass cover which has a hole in the top. A small wire, besides the pipe, completes the apparatus... The opium is a brown liquid... looks just like light colored tar...They put the wire into the opium... take a drop... This is held in the heat of the lamps. It melts & bubbles & swells...roll it in their fingers...it is smoked like tobacco but only burns like a wax..." "The Chinese are the most amiable, ... pleasurable people whom I can perceive to exist on the face of the world." 30 March. "... passed an opium den, It was a mere shed of a room, very poor... black & dirty. Around the outside of the room... was a raised platform of rough boards, on which our victims laid themselves out for their beastly enjoyment. It was full just now. The keeper asked us in to have a pipe. We declined... They were in away in the Elysium of the opium smoker." End excerpts. The Surprise was a California clipper built in East Boston in 1850. It initially rounded Cape Horn to California, but the vessel's owners, A. A. Low & Brother, soon found that the vessel performed well in Far Eastern waters. From that point onward the vessel spent much of her working life in the China trade, although the vessel also made three trips from the United States East Coast to California. From 1850 to 1867 she served as a clipper-rigged ship, an exceptionally long working life with this demanding rigging. After her sail plan was cut down in 1867, removing her skysails, she entered a second life as a slower merchant sailing ship from 1867 until her loss in 1876. One historian concluded that the vessel "was one of the most successful clipper ships ever constructed, and proved a mine of wealth for her owners." "Russell and Company: The earliest days of American trade and diplomacy in Shanghai" INSIGHT. March 11, 2015 by AmCham Shanghai ...An American firm called Russell & Company not only sent the first American merchant to Shanghai in 1845, but also dominated Sino-American trade for the next 50 years. As the first U.S. merchants and diplomats in Shanghai, Russell & Co. officers laid the foundation for a number of American and international civic and business institutions that followed. In particular, support of economic interests became a basic focus of U.S. policy toward China, paving the way for the founding of the American Chamber in 1915 and much of the success that has followed. Russell was the largest American trading house in China, and the company?'s influence transcended business. The first three United States Consuls in Shanghai, honorary appointments in those days, each was the head of Russell & Co. in China. Seven members of the firm were elected to the municipal councils of Shanghai?'s foreign settlements. No other firm, British or American, had more representatives serving in these civic institutions from 1849 to 1869, which has been called the "Russell & Co. era" in Shanghai?'s history. Samuel Wadsworth Russell, a self-made entrepreneur from Connecticut, was the founder of Russell & Company [...] trading on behalf of another American company [...] that Russell first traveled to China in 1819. Within five years, he recognized the profitability of doing business in the Far East and in 1824 established Russell & Company in Canton, where it was known as Qichang Yanghang. [...] By 1852, American sailing vessels carried about half of the foreign trade merchandise in Chinese treaty ports, and Russell & Co. in Shanghai saw a great opportunity to introduce the newly invented American steamboat from the Mississippi River to China?'s Yangtze River Basin. [...] Russell & Co. faced its first serious competition from local companies when, in 1872, the first Chinese firm entered the steam shipping business. Sponsored by the Qing government, China Merchants?' Steam Navigation Company competed successfully by offering lower fares. [...] . Very Good.

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        The Land of the Sun. Sketches of travel, with memoranda, historical and geographical, of places of interest in the East, visited during many years' service in Indian waters.

      London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1870.. 8vo. XII, 356, 16 pp. Original giltstamped cloth.. First edition. An entire chapter treats Ras al-Khaimah and the local ruling tribes. - An excellent copy of this rare Arabian travel report by the Lieutenant C. R. Low (1837-1918). Usually encountered in severely rubbed condition: one copy, described as "rubbed & soiled, lacking lower free endpaper, with pencil markings in margins" was sold at Sotheby's for 2,400 in 2006. - OCLC 22769534. Not in Macro or Gay.

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        Original Photoalbum from ca 1870 / 1880 with 37 original Albumen Print / Albumen Silver Print - Photographs of a Tour through Europe With very interesting photographs of Ireland's favourite attractions in County Antrim , a large section of the Devon Region in England (The DEVON - Section includes 15 photographs alone), and some beautiful and rare early colour photographs of Luzern in Switzerland: Examples of images: 8 Bideford in Devon (Promenade with ships and people) / 9 Torrington - Devon (Town Mill Bridge) / 10 Torrington - Devon (Northern Bridge) / Two smaller photographs on one board: 11 Torrington - Devon (Castle Ruins) / 12 Torrington - Devon - (Near Railway Station) / Two smaller photographs on board: 13 Torrington - Devon - (The Avenue) / 14 Torrington - Devon (Valley of Rocks / Castle Rock) / 15 Lynton - North Devon / 16 Lynton - North Devon (Castle Rock) / 17 Lynmouth - Watersmeet / 18 Lynmouth (Bridge /Watersmeet near Lynmouth) / 19 Lynmouth (Picturesque Harbourscene with old fi

      Devon. The large photographs in very good condition.. Devon, ca.1870/1880/1890. Oblong - Quarto. 37 plates. Hardcover. Recently, professionally rebound in half leather with gilt lettering on spine. The large photographs in very good condition. The Album includes: SWITZERLAND - Section: 1. Luzern / Lucerne (Large Panorama from behind the Hotel) / 2. Luzern Panorama (from Pilatus) / 3. Flüelen - (Urnersee / Vierwaldstättersee / Lake Lucerne) - (Farbphoto / Colour-photograph) / / 4. Luzern / Lucerne (with Steamships / Dampfer im Hafen mit Stadtpanorama) - (Farbphoto / Colour-photograph) / 5. Rolandseck und Siebengebirge (Farbphoto / Colour-photograph) / 6. Rigi - Kaltbad - (Farbphoto / Colour-photograph) / 7. Mattalp und Alpnachersee - (Farbphoto / Colour-photograph) / DEVON - Section: 8. Bideford in Devon (Promenade with ships and people) / 9. Torrington - Devon (Town Mill Bridge) / 10. Torrington - Devon (Northern Bridge) / Two smaller photographs on one board: 11. Torrington - Devon (Castle Ruins) / 12. Torrington - Devon - (Near Railway Station) / Two smaller photographs on board: 13. Torrington - Devon - (The Avenue) / 14. Torrington - Devon (Valley of Rocks / Castle Rock) / 15. Lynton - North Devon / 16. Lynton - North Devon (Castle Rock) / 17. Lynmouth - Watersmeet / 18. Lynmouth (Bridge /Watersmeet near Lynmouth) / 19. Lynmouth (Picturesque Harbourscene with old fisherhuts on left) / 20. Ilfracombe - North Devon (from the Tours Walk - Top of the Hill) / 21. Ilfracombe - Tour Walk / 22. Ilfracombe - View from Capstone Hill / SCOTLAND / FIRTH of FORTH: 23. The Forth Railway Bridge (the world?'s first major steel bridge) from Northwest / WALES: 24. Carnarvon Castle - North Wales / IRELAND - SECTION: 25. Giant's Causeway - County Antrim (General View of the Giant's Causeway & Headlands) / 26. Dunkerry Cave with Rowing Boat (Gian'ts Causeway) / 27. Giant's Causeway / 28. Giant's Causeway / 29. Giant's Causeway / 30. Rope-Bridge Carrick-A-Rede (with man in the middle of the rope-bridge) / 31. Rope-Bridge Carrick-A-Rede (Photograph from a distance with man in the middle of the bridge and remains of a Balloon on the Cliffs) / 32. Bishop's Gate - Derry / Two smaller photographs on one board: 33. Bishop Street - Derry / 34. The Palace - Derry / 35. Ferry Quay - Derry / 35. Walkers Monumnet - Londonderry / 36. Canterbury - Cathedral / 37. Martyrs Monument - Edinburgh /

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        Collection of autograph letters relating to mortgage bond coupons of the Atlantic and Great Western Railway Company

      V.p., chiefly London, 1870. Material creased from prior folds, generally very good or better. In Delaware United States Senate envelope with printed signature of Thomas F. Bayard. A collection of autograph letters by Judah Benjamin to Senator Thomas F. Bayard concerning the redemption of mortgage coupons issued by the troubled Atlantic and Great Western Railway Company. Benjamin (1811-1884), the former Secretary of War, Attorney General and Secretary of State of the Confederate States of America, was, at the time of this correspondence, living in England and establishing a law career. In a series of five autograph letters written to Delaware Senator Thomas F. Bayard (1828-1898), Benjamin engages Bayard's help in attempting to redeem mortgage coupons for the Atlantic and Great Western Railway Company totalling £875. The collection also includes three autograph letters from James McHenry, President of the Atlantic and Great Western Railway Company, to Bayard, concerning the coupons (one letter mentioning Jay Gould of the Erie Railway Company); an autograph letter from Edward McDermott of the Atlantic and Great Western, to Bayard; draft of a letter from Bayard to McHenry; autograph letter from Robert (?) Potter of the Altantic and Great Western; two letterpress printings of a lease agreement between the Atlantic and Great Western Railway Company and the Erie Railway Company.

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        Two Victorian-Era Photocollage Books Belonging to the Michell Family of Yorkshire, England

      1870s and 1898, England 1870 - Two volumes. (1) Ornately gilt-stamped vellum over boards, gold-tone metal initials "S. M." and corner covers affixed to front board; 4to; approx. pp. [70], illustrated throughout with collages of original b/w photographs and full-color artwork and calligraphy, on heavy stock. (2) Brown leather boards, metal clasp at fore-edge, a. e. g.; 4to; approx. pp. [100], illustrated throughout with collages of original b/w photographs and full-color artwork and calligraphy, on heavy stock. Inscribed on the verso of the FFEP, "Mary Sophia Hood / from her Grandmother / Miss Michell / Byrn Siriol / Nov 26, 1898. It also features what appears to be "SM 1898" and the signature of Archibald Robert Michell. During the Victorian era, aristocratic women engaged in a hobby that is generally attributed to the avant-garde artists of the 20th century: mixed media collage. Within expensive leather-bound scrapbooks -- often with locks -- these women combined colorful painted inventions with photographs of family, friends, and locations to create entirely unique and often quite elaborate compositions. These two wonderful scrapbooks are both connected to the wealthy and connected Michell family of Yorkshire, England, and in many ways act as a genealogical history of the clan from the middle to the late 1890s. The first (in white leather) appears to have been created and owned by Sophia Michell, the only daughter of John and Sophia Michell. Within the pages of her album are cut-out photos of her parents and her six brothers, as well as her grandparents (the Farquahrsons), in-laws (the Garretts), lesser royals, and assorted cousins and acquaintances, with most of the images enclosed within elaborately painted framing devices. These imaginative lay-outs are augmented by beautifully hand-painted varieties of flora and fauna (as well as the family crest and motto). A possible clue to Sophia's interest (and obvious talent) in painting is the inclusion of two images of the notable Swiss painter Angelica Kauffman, who resided in England for many years and was one of the founding members of the Royal Academy. The second album appears to be a gift from Sophia to her goddaughter, Mary Sophia Hope, sent from the town of Bryn Siriol, Wales, in late 1898 (Sophia remained unmarried). Many of the photos seen in her own album have been included here, such as the elder Mr. and Mrs. Michell (Sophia's parents), but she has updated others, such as those of her brothers. John Michell, who died in 1878, is placed on an intricately framed page of his own, while on the following page, Sophia has included new photos of her remaining brothers, with the exception of Lancelot (who died in 1890) and Algernon Percy (the owner of Forcett Hall, whose absence is unexplained); Sophia herself appears on the next page, her large photo surrounded by colorfully painted gingko leaves. Mary Garrett Michell, the widow of John, is lovingly presented on her own decorated page, and two photos of Crakehall, which was the home of Mary Garrett Michell and her father following the death of her husband, are also included, indicating perhaps a special link to this side of the family. Images from Torquay, in the southeastern county of Devon, cathedrals, celebrity performers, and foreign countries also appear. In both albums, there are several unfinished illustrations and open spaces for photos that have been unfilled. The artist's hand appears to be the same in both albums -- outside of the telltale technical signifiers, there are repeated motifs and compositions -- but it is unclear as to why Sophia left the painted images incomplete, especially in the later album. Perhaps her intention with the latter was to have her goddaughter complete them, in order to continue a family tradition, but as these albums were usually a continuous work-in-progress, she may have simply become involved in other pursuits and interests. Truly unique, highly personal, and beautiful pieces of both family and Victorian history. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MADEIRA. - Câmara de Lobos. "Cabo Girao. Kabo Girao". Blick von einer Anhöhe auf die Steilklippe Cabo Girao, im Vordergrund der Fischerort Câmara de Lobos.

      - Altkol. Lithographie mit Tonplatte nach J.F. Eckersberg bei Arnz, Düsseldorf, um 1870, 35,5 x 43 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. X, S. 322. - Der norwegische Landschaftsmaler Johan Fredrik Eckersberg (1822-1870) war von 1852-54 aus gesundheitlichen Gründen auf Madeira, wo er Porträts und Landschaften malte. - Rechts unten im Rand etwas fingerfleckig.

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        Vendor].

      c. 1870 - Albumen print, hand-coloured. Good tonal range and in good condition. A rare and beautiful studio portrait of this Geisha standing in the snow. Dimensions: 215 by 275mm. (8.5 by 11 inches).

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        Cassell's Illustrated Shakespeare: The Plays of Shakespeare. Edited and Annotated by Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke. Illustrated by H.C. Selous

      London: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin. n.d. (c.1870)., 1870. 3 volumes; 4to. Superb contemporary full calf with gilt raised bands, twin, red and green, title labels, and gilt theatrical-themed tooling to spines; gilt rule to boards with "Second Year's Prize / St. Thomas's Hospital / 1871." stamped in gilt to centre of uppers with wreath and coat of arms of St.Thomas. Marbled end papers and edges Illustrated with black and white drawings throughout. Prize presentation dated 1871 written in a neat hand to first blank. Very occasional marginal foxing. A superb set in a very handsome contemporary leather binding.

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        Japanisches Leporelloalbum mit 12 doppelblattgroßen Farbholzschnitten.

      Um 1870.. Je Doppelblatt ca. 22,5 x 28,5 cm. Pappeinband mit gemustertem Stoffbezug der Zeit, Silberschnitt. 22,5 x 14 cm.. Das Album zeigt erotische Szenen von Liebesspielen in verschiedensten Stellungen, mit detaillierter Darstellung der männlichen und weiblichen Geschlechtsorgane. - Farbintensive und variationsreiche Abzüge mit nuancierender Silberfarbe gehöht. - Einband etwas berieben, minimal fleckig. Gelegentlich etwas stockfleckig. Schönes Exemplar. - Leporello with 12 doublepage coloured woodcuts depicting Japanese amorous play. Cloth album, slightly rubbed. - The album shows explicit erotica in multiple positions, in which the male and female sexual organs are getting the most attention. - Colour intensive prints with high variation, partly heightened with silver colour. - Some foxing, otherwise well preserved.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun GbR (Versa]
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        Western Route to China - Complete Set of Six Blueback Charts, 49 3/4 x 41 inches

      London: James Imray, 1870 - 1880. Sheet 1. East India Archipelago. 1875. Java Sea, Sunda Strait to Smarang. Sheet 2. East India Archipelago. 1870. Singapore Strait to Karimata Strait; Anamba and Natuna Islands Sheet 3. Gulf of Siam. 1880. Insets of Chetabun River, River Bankok, Saigon, Gulf of Bankok, Pulo Obi and Pulo Condore, and 1 recognition view. Sheet 4. Natuna Island to Mindoro Sea. 1880. Insets of Palawan Island, Bruni and Labouan, Balambgan Isl., Ambong Bay &c. and 4 recognition views. Sheet 5. Hainan Island Gulf of Tong Quin. 1880. Nine insets including a large - 9 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches - "Approaches to Hong Kong, and 3 recognition views. Sheet 6. China Coast to Philippine Islands. 1875. Charts show occasional stains and dusty streaks, some edge chipping and old repairs, but are generally in very good condition, with original printed labels on blue backing. Quite scare individually, and very unusual as a complete set. The lot

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        Siège de Paris. Au Bastion" originale handkolorierte Lithographie über Tonplatte ca.34x50,5cm (Darstellung/image size) von Draner auf Velin; im Stein signiert; unterhalb der Darstellung typographisch betitelt und bezeichnet; L Eclipse Paris um 1870

      - Das bekannte aber im Original seltene Blatt (45x60cm) stärker gebräunt. [Coloured lithograph by and after Renard Jules Draner, a French artist, documenting life in Bastion 95 during the Siege of Paris, part of the Franco-Prussian War. Here a view inside artillery and observation bastion in winter showing numerous officers, soldiers and guests, including cantinière, many in winter dress.]

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        Parler Seul

      Paris: Maeght. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine/Fine. SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION, number 158 of only 200 copies printed on malacca pur chiffon from a total edition of 250 and SIGNED BY MIR?" AND TZARA. Complete with 72 original lithographs by Miró, including 49 in color, of which 18 are hors-texte. Text by Tristan Tzara. The Artist and the Book 206. Cramer 17. Rauch 165. Johnson, Artists' Books in the Modern Era 1870-2000, No. 127. Paris: Maeght, 1948-50. Folio, lithographed chemise, slipcase, and wrappers. Slipcase with repair to blank area of front panel and closed tear to rear panel. Book, chemise, and wrappers all fine. A beautiful copy of one of Miró's finest books-a masterpiece of 20th-century book illustration.

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        [Photo Album]: Victorian Photo Album Related to the Ancestors of Barack Obama

      Approximately 4.5" x 6". Full embossed morocco stamped in gilt ("The Photographic Album"), with elaborate metal strap hinges and clasps. Undated, circa 1870. The album contains 28 albumen carte-de-visite photographs (one loosely inserted), six tintypes (five loosely inserted), and one small trimmed photograph, for a total of 35 images. Some rubbing and modest wear on the binding, the three-ply album leaves have been neatly and partially opened to facilitate the removal of the photographs, overall very good. A 19th Century photo album with significant evidence of ownership or at least a strong connection to the matrilineal line of Barack H. Obama.The album depicts Victorian-era relatives of the President's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, born in Wichita in 1942. One of Obama's relatives, identified as "Anna Wolfl[e]y," is depicted in a CDV with an Olathe, Kansas backmark. Anna Wolfley was Obama's Great-Great-Great Aunt, the daughter of Robert and Rachel Abbott Wolfley of Olathe, the President's Great-Great-Great Grandparents. The picture of Anna Wolfley is strikingly reminiscent of the current President and could possibly indicate some Native American ancestry as well.Another CDV, of a young "E.E. Preston" is presented "To Mrs. Adah Abbott," the President's Great-Great-Great-Great Grandmother (probably E[lmer] E. Preston, the grandson of Adah Abbott). Other photographs bear backmarks from Preston and Garnett, both in Kansas. Additionally, several of the photographs bear backmarks from both Delaware County and Licking County in Ohio, both locations where Obama's heartland ancestors settled. Other Ohio backmarks include Circleville and Marion. A couple of the other photographs are identified, but more scholarship would be required to identify most within the album. The presentation to Adah Abbott, the photograph of Wolfey, and the profusion of backmarks that seem to tie this to Obama's maternal ancestors would lend credence to ownership of the album by Obama's direct line of ancestors and as such it is almost certainly unique, and worthy of much further investigation. .

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        The Luck of Roaring Camp, and other sketches

      Boston: Fields, Osgood, 1870. 8vo. 239 pp. Original tooled green cloth, gilt. Previous owner?s signature in the first blank, old bookseller?s stamp on verso of first endpaper. Very minor bits of wear at top and bottom of backstrip, minor turn to spine, else a fine, bright copy of this rare book. First edition. This collection of stories by Harte is a landmark of classic California literature, with the eponymous story rivaled in importance only by Twain?s ?Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.? BAL 7246. Zamorano Eighty 40. Grolier American Hundred 76.

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        Ancient Classics For English Readers. In ten volumes. Homer, Herodotus, Xenophon, Euripides, Aristophanes, Plato, Lucian, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Hesiod, Virgil, Horace, Juvenal, Plautus, Caesar, Tacitus, Cicero, Pliny

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons 1870 / 1875. In 10 volumes complete. Various dates from 1870 to 1875. Half vellum over marbled boards. Decorative gilt spines with leather title labels. Marbled edges and endpapers. Bound by Bickers and Son. Armorial bookplate to front pastedowns. Foxing to prelims. An attractive set with ornately gilt spines, all in Very Good condition. . Very Good. Half Vellum. 1870. 8vo..

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        Uferpromenade" originales Ölgemälde auf Holzplatte ca.14x26cm; unten links signiert; um 1870

      - Maße im aufwendig gearbeiteten und blattvergoldeten Rahmen 23,5x35,5cm.

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        A History of British Birds. Second Edition. 6 volume set

      London Bell and Daldy 1870. G : in Good condition. Scattered browning. Volume I shaken and several segments loose in volume III Second Edition Green/gilt hardback embossed cloth cover 270mm x 180mm (11" x 7"). 1589pp. Hand-coloured plates.

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        [Photo Album]: Victorian Photo Album Related to the Ancestors of Barack Obama

      Approximately 4.5" x 6". Full embossed morocco stamped in gilt ("The Photographic Album"), with elaborate metal strap hinges and clasps. Undated, circa 1870. The album contains 28 albumen carte-de-visite photographs (one loosely inserted), six tintypes (five loosely inserted), and one small trimmed photograph, for a total of 35 images. Some rubbing and modest wear on the binding, the three-ply album leaves have been neatly and partially opened to facilitate the removal of the photographs, overall very good. A 19th Century photo album with significant evidence of ownership or at least a strong connection to the matrilineal line of Barack H. Obama.The album depicts Victorian-era relatives of the President's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, born in Wichita in 1942. One of Obama's relatives, identified as "Anna Wolfl[e]y," is depicted in a CDV with an Olathe, Kansas backmark. Anna Wolfley was Obama's Great-Great-Great Aunt, the daughter of Robert and Rachel Abbott Wolfley of Olathe, the President's Great-Great-Great Grandparents. The picture of Anna Wolfley is strikingly reminiscent of the current President and could possibly indicate some Native American ancestry as well.Another CDV, of a young "E.E. Preston" is presented "To Mrs. Adah Abbott," the President's Great-Great-Great-Great Grandmother (probably E[lmer] E. Preston, the grandson of Adah Abbott). Other photographs bear backmarks from Preston and Garnett, both in Kansas. Additionally, several of the photographs bear backmarks from both Delaware County and Licking County in Ohio, both locations where Obama's heartland ancestors settled. Other Ohio backmarks include Circleville and Marion. A couple of the other photographs are identified, but more scholarship would be required to identify most within the album. The presentation to Adah Abbott, the photograph of Wolfey, and the profusion of backmarks that seem to tie this to Obama's maternal ancestors would lend credence to ownership of the album by Obama's direct line of ancestors and as such it is almost certainly unique, and worthy of much further investigation. .

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        The Illustrated Book of Poultry. With practical schedules for judging

      London:: Cassell, Petter & Galpin,, n.d. [c.1870].. First or early edition.. Hardcover. Very Good+. viii, 591, [4] adverts; with many illustrations in line and 43 (of the 50) splendid guarded chromolithograph plates of extraordinary birds. Contents very clean, with some occasional faint spotting and with light soiling at title and frontis. Errata slip pasted to back of title page. All edges gilt. Quarto, in the early green binding of pebble cloth over bevelled boards, titled and decorated in gilt and with the coloured medallion of a cockerel's head to the front. Firm, clean, and bright, with a little rubbing to the gilt on the spine, and at some time professionally rebacked, with green endpapers and with the original spine laid down. A very nice copy indeed. [EXTRA Heavy Item]

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        Vues de St. Petersbourg (Deckeltitel). Album mit 15 (1 mit einbelicht. Titel) Originalfotografien (Albumin auf Karton) je 21 x 27 cm., St. Moskau u. Petersburg, J. Daziaro um 1875-85. Quer 4° (32 x 37,5 cm). OLwd. mit Goldschn.

      . . Vintage Albuminabzüge.- Vord. Innendeckel mit eingekl. Verleger-Zettel "J. Daziaro Moscou et St.Petersbourg" (franz. u. kyrill.).- Sehr schöne und selten frühe Fotografien der Stadt zwischen 1870 und 1885. Mit Ansichten v.: 1. Schlossplatz mit Alexandersäule; 2. Schlossplatz mit Winterpalast (Ermitage); 3. Schlossbrücke; 4. Isaakskathedrale mit Denkmal Nikolaus I.; 5. Senat und Synodgebäude mit Triumphbogen von Carlo Rossi; 6. Bronzener Reiter (Statue Alexander des Großen vor dem Synode-Gebäude am Senatskaya Ploshchad); 7. Newski-Prospekt mit Blick auf die Admiralität; 8. Kasaner Kathedrale; 9. Newski-Prospekt mit Denkmal für Katharina II.; 10. Straßenansicht; 11. Alte Börse mit Rostra-Säulen auf der Wassiljewski-Insel; 12. Schlossplatz mit Triumphbogen des Generalstabsgebäudes; 13. unbekannte Kirche; 14. Isaaksplatz von der Isaakskathedrale aus; 15. Orthodoxe Kirche.# Collection with 15 photographs (albumen print mounted on cardboard).- Front inner cover with glued publisher-list "J. Daziaro Moscou et St.Petersbourg" (French. U. Kyrill.).- Beautiful and rare, large sized early photographs of the city from 1870 to 1885. With fews of: Palast place, Newsky-Prospect, Old Exchange-Building, Ermitage, and others.

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        White cliffs of Dover" originales Aquarell ca. 17x25; unten links signiert und datiert "1870"

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        Hamburger neuste Nachrichten,

      . Hamburger Fremdenblatt, Hamburger Nachrichten, Hamburger Zeitung, Extrablatt des Montags, 59 Ausgaben von 1870 und 1871, mit verschiedenen Beschädigungen, Zustand 2/3- (R207A) ZUSAMMEN:.

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        Two Victorian-Era Photocollage Books Belonging to the Michell Family of Yorkshire, England

      England, 1870s and 1898. Hardcover. Very Good+. Two volumes. (1) Ornately gilt-stamped vellum over boards, gold-tone metal initials "S. M." and corner covers affixed to front board; 4to; approx. pp. [70], illustrated throughout with collages of original b/w photographs and full-color artwork and calligraphy, on heavy stock. (2) Brown leather boards, metal clasp at fore-edge, a. e. g.; 4to; approx. pp. [100], illustrated throughout with collages of original b/w photographs and full-color artwork and calligraphy, on heavy stock. Inscribed on the verso of the FFEP, "Mary Sophia Hood / from her Grandmother / Miss Michell / Byrn Siriol / Nov 26, 1898. It also features what appears to be "SM 1898" and the signature of Archibald Robert Michell. During the Victorian era, aristocratic women engaged in a hobby that is generally attributed to the avant-garde artists of the 20th century: mixed media collage. Within expensive leather-bound scrapbooks -- often with locks -- these women combined colorful painted inventions with photographs of family, friends, and locations to create entirely unique and often quite elaborate compositions. These two wonderful scrapbooks are both connected to the wealthy and connected Michell family of Yorkshire, England, and in many ways act as a genealogical history of the clan from the middle to the late 1890s. The first (in white leather) appears to have been created and owned by Sophia Michell, the only daughter of John and Sophia Michell. Within the pages of her album are cut-out photos of her parents and her six brothers, as well as her grandparents (the Farquahrsons), in-laws (the Garretts), lesser royals, and assorted cousins and acquaintances, with most of the images enclosed within elaborately painted framing devices. These imaginative lay-outs are augmented by beautifully hand-painted varieties of flora and fauna (as well as the family crest and motto). A possible clue to Sophia's interest (and obvious talent) in painting is the inclusion of two images of the notable Swiss painter Angelica Kauffman, who resided in England for many years and was one of the founding members of the Royal Academy. The second album appears to be a gift from Sophia to her goddaughter, Mary Sophia Hope, sent from the town of Bryn Siriol, Wales, in late 1898 (Sophia remained unmarried). Many of the photos seen in her own album have been included here, such as the elder Mr. and Mrs. Michell (Sophia's parents), but she has updated others, such as those of her brothers. John Michell, who died in 1878, is placed on an intricately framed page of his own, while on the following page, Sophia has included new photos of her remaining brothers, with the exception of Lancelot (who died in 1890) and Algernon Percy (the owner of Forcett Hall, whose absence is unexplained); Sophia herself appears on the next page, her large photo surrounded by colorfully painted gingko leaves. Mary Garrett Michell, the widow of John, is lovingly presented on her own decorated page, and two photos of Crakehall, which was the home of Mary Garrett Michell and her father following the death of her husband, are also included, indicating perhaps a special link to this side of the family. Images from Torquay, in the southeastern county of Devon, cathedrals, celebrity performers, and foreign countries also appear. In both albums, there are several unfinished illustrations and open spaces for photos that have been unfilled. The artist's hand appears to be the same in both albums -- outside of the telltale technical signifiers, there are repeated motifs and compositions -- but it is unclear as to why Sophia left the painted images incomplete, especially in the later album. Perhaps her intention with the latter was to have her goddaughter complete them, in order to continue a family tradition, but as these albums were usually a continuous work-in-progress, she may have simply become involved in other pursuits and interests. Truly unique, highly personal, and beautiful pieces of both family and Victorian history.

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        Allegorische Skizze" originales Ölgemälde auf Malplatte ca.46,5x29cm; verso mit altem Aufkleber dort handschriftlich bezeichnet und betitelt, um 1870

      - Maße im dekorativen Rahmen 62,5x45cm.

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        Pride & Prejudice

      London: Chapman & Hall,, 1870. A novel. 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. The front cover features an illustration of Lydia Bennett at the Brighton Camp. 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. First Yellowback edition, Volume V in the Austen series. Scarce.

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        The Doré Gallery: two hundred and fifty beautiful engravings selected from the Doré Bible, Milton, Dantes Inferno ? [etc.] With a memoir of Doré, critical essay, and descriptive letterpress by Edmund Ollier

      Cassell, Peter and Galpin, London, New York 1870 - A Doré Gallery in Publisher's Full Binding Publisher's deluxe binding of full brown blind-stamped morocoo over wooden boards, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Binding faded and a little scuffed, spine ends repaired, but overall sound in binding, and internally fine xxiv, 180 pp., 250 wood-engraved plates after drawings by Doré. 1 vols. Folio (36.6 cm) [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Adolf Stieler's Hand-Atlas. Vollständige Ausgabe in 84 Karten. 1870

      Julius Perthes, Gotha 1870. Leinen/ Halbleder Sehr Ordentlich. KOLLATIONIERT! VOLLSTÄNDIG! Goldgeprägter Leinen-Einband, Leder-Ecken ebenfalls gold-/blindgeprägt, dekorativer Leder-Rücken mit goldgeprägter Titelei, solide und gut erhalten trotz normaler Gebrauchsspuren. Namenseintragung von alter Hand auf Vorsatzblatt, doppelseitiges Titelblatt mit Karten-Auflistung (alle Karten vorhanden!), zweites doppelseitiges Titelblatt " Handatlas über alle Theile der Erde und über das Weltgebäude". Alle Karten sauber und überwiegend stockfleckenfrei (vereinzelt isolierte Stockflecken randseitig meist abseits Kartenbildern!). +++ This is a major German atlas , complete and collated, with 84 coloured maps, clean and intact, rare foxing mainly on maps-frames, all maps dated . Altogether very good condition. +++ Un celebre atlas allemand , complet, propre, intact, avec 84 cartes coloriees (quelques rares rousseurs sur le pourtour d'un minimum de cartes), tres bon etat general. +++ 25 x 37,5 Cm, 3,5 kg.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clement]
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        The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson: by one of the firm

      London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1870. First English Edition. With 4 plates. iv, 254 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original brown cloth, corners slightly bumped, spine with some fading. Very good copy, with bookseller's label T.W. Arthur, Carlisle. The true irst edition is the rare 1862 New York Harper's pirated edition. Sadleir 15a

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Ideale Kriegsspiel-Pläne.

      Expedition der Kriegsspiel-Apparate, Josefstadt in Böhmen, ca. 1870.. 9 farbige lithographische Pläne auf schwerer Pappe jeweils im Format 52 x 52 cm (zusammengesetzt 156 x 156 cm), sowie ein Begleitblatt in Halbleinen-Mappe der Zeit, 52 x 27 cm,. Die Mappe berieben und bestossen, die Pläne sauber und frisch. Die Karten waren weniger für Kinder und Jugendliche gedacht sondern für die "Truppens-Schulen des k.k. Heeres, wo das Kriegsspiel zu den instruktiven Beschäftigungen der Herrn Offiziere und Kadeten gehört". Die zusammengesetzten Pläne bilden eine Ideal-Landschaft ab mit Flüssen, Wäldern, Wegen und Ansiedlungen. Laut dem Beiblatt sind die Pläne ohne Figuren geliefert worden. Selten, über Internet-Recherche lässt sich überhaupt nur ein Druck des Verlages nachweisen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
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        Magnificent 19th century autograph album featuring the signatures of four Presidents including Grant, Hayes, Arthur and Cleveland, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Vice President Alexander Stephens, as well as Walt Whitman, Henry Longfellow, John G. Whittier, Edwin Booth, William T. Sherman, and many others, including General Tom Thumb!

      various, various. 4to.. "A late nineteenth century autograph album, Friendship's Album (Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., [c. 1870]) containing hundreds of signatures, most of which are added directly to one of its unpaginated leaves with some examples accomplished on cards or sheets of paper and mounted. The autograph book, which was presented to Oscar P. Smith of Washington by his mother in 1874, constitutes a who's-who of late 19th century America. The album includes the signatures of four U.S. Presidents: Ulysses S. Grant (likely as President), Grover Cleveland (as President), Rutherford B. Hayes (likely as President), Chester A. Arthur (2 as President), as well as the former Confederate President Jefferson Davis (ALS, May 30, 1879), and his Vice President, Alexander Stephens. The album also contains numerous political and military personalities including Robert Todd Lincoln (2), William T. Sherman (2), Edwin Stanton, James G. Blaine, John Pope, Wade Hampton, John Belknap, John A. Logan, John M. Schofield, Hamilton Fish, Nelson A. Miles, Francis Spinner, Alphonso Taft, William M. Evarts, John Sherman, Charles Shurz, Charles J. Folger, E. D. Townshend, George Bancroft, Nelson A. Miles, Hugh McCulloch and many others as well as some notable industrialists such as Ferdinand de Lesseps and S. B. Chittenden. Diplomats include British Ambassador Edward Thornton, Russian ambassador Nikoli Pavlovich Shishkin, Japanese ambassador Kiyonari Yoshida, and Chinese Ambassador Chen Lanbin. Smith collected beyond the political and military, and acquired the signatures of prominent men of letters in his collection including most notably Walt Whitman, as well as William Cullum Bryant (ALS, November 7, 1877), Henry Longfellow (ANS, June 4, 1879), Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (ALS May 14, 1879),and John G. Whittier. Actors include Edwin Booth, Harry Davenport, Helena Modjeska, Joseph Jefferson, Maggie Mitchell, E. A. Sothern (2), Olive Logan, and Kate Claxton. Smith also appears to have been a fan of the opera and Carlotta Patti, as well as her sister Adelina Patti (with a lengthy inscription), together with Annie Louise Cary, Bianca Donadio, Clara Louise Kellogg, Adelaide Ristori, Emma Abbott. Smith did not limit his collecting to the highbrow as one page early in the album features a superb assemblage of P.T. Barnum's 'exhibits' including Charles S. Stratton (a.k.a. ""General Tom Thumb""), Lavinia Warren (a.k.a. 'Mrs. General Tom Thumb), Commodore Nutt and his wife, Minnie Warren, as well as Col. Rough Goshen (a.k.a. The Middlebush Giant). A generation or two later, one of the previous owners made a half-hearted attempt to continue the collection and inserted two cards signed by Secretary of State George C. Marshal. This is one of the finest autograph albums from the period which we have encountered. "

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        COBURG. - Album von Coburg. Erinnerungsblätter.

      Georg Sendelbach, ca. 1870., Coburg, - 13 x 18 cm. Mit 8 getönten Lithographien von und nach Robert Geissler. Das seltene Album enthält hübsche kleine Ansichten von Coburg, u.a. eine Gesamtansicht, Marktplatz, Theaterplatz, Veste Coburg, Veste Coburg (Fuerstenbau), Schloss Ehrenburg, Schloss Callenberg und Schloss Rosenau. - Rücken erneuert. Leicht fleckig. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Unter hohem Baumbestand stehen drei Kühe mit einem Kälbchen in einem Bach, auf dem Steg ein Hütermädchen mit Hund, in der Ferne ein Dorfkirchturm.

      - Braun lavierte Federzeichnung, um 1870, 19,5 x 32 cm. Thieme-Becker, Bd. XXXIV, S. 537/38. - Der in Nördlingen geborene Tier- und Landschaftsmaler studierte an der Münchner Akademie und wurde beeinflusst von A. Adam, Schleich und Spitzweg. Er "malte seit Mitte der 50er Jahre fast ausschl. Landschaften mit Tierstaffage von den Ufern und der Umgebung des Starnberger Sees". Verso Landschaftsskizze und Sammlerstempel.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Neuwied, 1. IV. 1870.. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Mit eh. adr. Kuvert.. An Heinrich Landau in Koblenz mit Dank dafür, "daß Sie meiner Bitte freundlich gedacht haben. Vorgestern sah ich Sie auf der Eisenbahn, leider erst beim Abfahren des Zuges, sonst hätte ich Ihnen persönlich für Ihren Brief und Ihre Güte gedankt. Darf ich Sie nun bitten mir von diesen Cigarren zweitausend Stück zu senden, den Betrag werde ich Ihnen sofort zustellen lassen [...]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        JAPANESE LACQUER PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM, 50 HAND-COLORED ALBUMEN PHOTOS WITH TWO IVORY INSET FACES ON THE FRONT COVER.

      A SUPERB ALBUM, WITH SHARP, HAND-COLORED IMAGES OF JAPAN [Japan n.d. c. 1870' - s-1880's]. Lacquered covers, gilt decor-ations, woman in a boat with boatman, lacquer face of man ismissing, woman is complete, accordion folded, 19 x 14 cm.,oblong format, photo size ca. 13.5 x 9.5 cm., very good.RARE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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        OBERBAYERN. Quodlibet mit 30 Ansichten. Mittig ein Blick vom Ufer mit einem Steg über den Starnberger See auf die Bergkette, links ein Dampfer (9,5 x 30,5 cm), umgeben von 29 einzelnen Ansichten.

      - 30 teils lavierte Bleistiftzeichnungen von Carl Dietrich, montiert zu einem Souvenirblatt, signiert, um 1870, ca. 34 x 48 cm. Beim Künstler dürfte es sich um Carl Dietrich handeln, der die Illustrationen für Wilhelm Götz' "Handbuch von Bayern" schuf. Die einzelnen (nummerierten) Ansichten zeigen u.a. die Schlößer Nymphenburg, Fürstenried und Schleißheim, ferner Sendling, Grünwald, Dachau, Fürstenfeldbruck, Andechs und den Chinesischen Turm im Englischen Garten. - Gerahmt. Rarissimum. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        The History of Don Quixote

      London: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin,, [c. 1870]. Illustrated by Gustave Doré. Quarto (307 × 231 mm). Contemporary red half morocco, red cloth sides, decorative gilt spine, all edges gilt, yellow endpapers. Wood-engraved plates and illustrations in the text by Pisan after Doré. Joints rubbed and partially split but sound, sides rubbed and dulled, internally some signs of handling and scattered foxing, closed-tear across one plate. The most famous illustrated edition of Cervantes's masterpiece. Doré's edition was originally published in 1863.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Heathen Chinee

      Chicago.: The Western News Company.. 1870.. 9 loose black and white lithographs, 7 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches, with original decorative envelope (7 3/4 x 6 inches). Light soiling, edge tears and wear to envelope, plus previous owner's name and date (July 3 1871) in ink and pencil to front cover. Toning to first sheet, otherwise very clean and bright. The lithographic printing of this set is particularly strong. A superior example of this unusual set. This is the first printing of the first independent (pirated) issue of Harte's poem, which first appeared as "Plain Language from Truthful James" in the September 1870 issue of the Overland Monthly( which Harte edited). Harte evidently wrote the poem as a space-filler and a satire on the anti-Chinese immigration sentiments of the Irish immigrant community, as expressed by the card sharp Bill Nye on sheet 6, "we are ruined by chinese cheap labor." In fact it was to have the opposite from desired effect (see the excellent article by Gary Scharnhorst "Ways That Are Dark": Appropriations of Bret Harte's "Plain Language from Truthful James" in Nineteenth-Century Literature, Volume 51, No. 3 December 1996.) Hull's illustrations added fuel to the popular racist reading of the poem, embellishing the poem with a scene of mob violence. .

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        Enseignement Par Les Yeux. Nouvelles Images. A L'usage des Ecoles Maternelles et des Ecoles Elementaires, Accompagnees d'Histoires et de Lecons Explicative. Histoire de Jesus-Christ.

      Hachette, Paris - ( Ohne Erscheinungsjahr - ca. 1870 erschienen, in französischer Sprache ) Mit 25 farbigen Lithographien, den Lebensweg Jesus Christus nach Vorlagen berühmter Gemälde darstellend, lithographierter Ohln, Großfolio ( 50 x36 cm ). Gezeigt werden nach Gemälden von Murillo, Ribera, Rubens, Lebrun, Vanloo, Dolci, Raphael, Jouvenet, Poussin, Nortegue, Signol, Andre, Champagne folgende Szenen.: L`Annonciation / Nativite de Notre Seigneur Jesus-Christ / Adoration des Mages / Presentation de Jesus au Temple / Fuite en Egypte / Jesus au Milieu des Docteurs / Bapteme de Jesus / Peche miraculeuse / Jesus chasse les vendeurs du Temple / Jesus marchant sur les eaux / Jesus instituant Saint-Pierre / Transfiguration / Le bo Samaritain / L`Enfant prodigue / Jesus appelant les petits enfants / Resurrection de Lazare / Entree triomphale de Jesus a Jerusalem / La Cene / Jesus au Jardin des oliviers / Jesus portant sa croix / Jesus crucifie / La Resurrection / Les disciples d`Emmaus / Ascension / Descente du Saint-Esprit. Ei nband stark berieben, stark fleckig, Ecken und Kanten stark bestoßen, Bibliotheksmarke auf dem schmalen Einbandrücken. Innen Bibliotheksstempel auf dem Vorsatz sowie handschriftliche Nummerierung ( desgleichen auf der ersten Farblithographie ). Eine der großen Farblithographien etwas fleckig bzw. fingerfleckig, einige etwas angerändert, 4 der Lithographien mit kleinen Randeinrissen, ein Teil der Lithographien mit Beschädigungen am unteren weißen Rand. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 1400 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        The History of Don Quixote. Illustrated by Gustave Doré.

      London: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, [c. 1870] - Quarto (307 × 231 mm). Contemporary red half morocco, red cloth sides, decorative gilt spine, all edges gilt, yellow endpapers. Joints rubbed and partially split but sound, sides rubbed and dulled, internally some signs of handling and scattered foxing, closed-tear across one plate. Wood-engraved plates and illustrations in the text by Pisan after Doré. The most famous illustrated edition of Cervantes's masterpiece. Doré's edition was originally published in 1863.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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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