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        Fauna d'Italia. Parte prima. Catalogo descrittivo dei mammiferi osservati fino ad ora in Italia; Parte seconda. Uccelli; Parte terza. Pesci; Parte quarta. Rettili ed anfibi

      Vallardi 1870-74 In?8 grande, pp. 77 + (3) la penultima p. ? erronemente segnata come 97; XVI + 352 + LVI + (2) con tavv. sinottiche n.t.; 208; 107 + (1). Qualche carta?si presenta uniformemente brunita. Legatura in p. pl. coeva con tit. e filetti oro al d. Ed. orig. di quest'opera pubblicata dall'editrice Vallardi, che ? di fatto la prima collana di storia naturale dedicata agli animali dell'Italia unita, con una serie di quattro volumi sui vertebrati suddivisi in mammiferi (Emilio Cornalia, 1870), uccelli (Tommaso Salvadori, 1872), pesci (Giovanni Canestrini, 1871 - 72), anfibi e?rettili (Edoardo De Betta, 1874).?I quattro?studi contengono il catalogo delle specie e molte?tavole sinottiche con distribuzione e presenza sul territorio italiano. In fine alcuni utili indici dei nomi (in particolare quello relativo agli uccelli comprende i nomi in italiano, vernacolo e?il nome?scientifico delle specie menzionate nel saggio). ITA

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        United States Capitol

      1870 - Fine Large-format Photograph of the Capitol. This dramatic photograph of the United States Capitol shows the building ca. 1870, after the completion of the new dome and the extensions. The view shows the east side of the building, as seen from the northeast. There are signs of construction evident in the image, and a number of people and two horse-drawn carriages are visible. The photograph was taken within a few years of 1867, when the cheek blocks beside the Senate steps were installed. The photograph shows the rails for a street car system, for which termini were constructed on the Capitol grounds. Thomas Jefferson insisted the legislative building be called the “Capitol” rather than “Congress House.” The word “Capitol” comes from Latin and is associated with the Roman temple to Jupiter Optimus Maximus on Capitoline Hill. The name, which followed the example of Virginia’s House of Burgesses’ “Capitoll” authorized in 1699, signified the national aspirations for a republic steeped in the ancient Roman virtues of citizenship and self-government. During the Civil War some objected to continued construction of the building, but Lincoln insisted it continue, saying, “If people see the Capitol going on, it is a sign we intend the Union to go on.” On March 4, 1865, Lincoln delivered his Second Inaugural Address from the East Portico, visible here, declaring, “With malice toward none, with charity for all ” The U.S. Capitol is, apart from the Statue of Liberty, the greatest symbol of America and perhaps the nation’s most famous and most important single building. Albumen print, mounted. 15 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. Mount darkened, some darkening and minimal surface wear to image, but generally in very good condition.

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        Eigenh. Brief m. U.

      O. O., 21. III. 1870.. 1 S. 8vo. Beiliegend eh. adressiertes Kuvert.. An Julius Rietz (1812-1877):"[...] Daß wir denn vollständig unterrichtet sind daß das Flüsschen Passeyr od. Passer heißt, dem Etschthale sich zuwendet u. schließlich von der Etsch aufgenommen, dem Adriatischen Meere zufließt! Das Letztere ist ebenso unumstößlich wahr, als wie, daß Bencin sich selbst nicht durch diese wilde Passeyr oder Passer hätte löschen lassen [ ]". Darüber eine Notenzeile mit Text unterlegt. - Anton Mitterwurzer war Sängerknabe im Chor des Wiener Stephansdoms, studierte bei seinem Onkel, dem Gesangspädagogen Josef Gänsbacher, in Wien Gesang und debütierte 1838 als Bariton in Innsbruck. "Nach verschiedenen Gastspielen in Österreich sowie am Hoftheater in Hannover wurde er 1839 an die Dresdner Hofoper verpflichtet, wo er bis zu seinem Abschied von der Bühne 1870 auftrat. Unter dem Dirigat Richard Wagners sang er dort 1845 den Wolfram in der Uraufführung des 'Tannhäuser'. Zur Uraufführung von 'Tristan und Isolde' wurde er 1865 nach München gebeten und gab die Partie des Kurwenal" (DBE).

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        Le Journal illustréseptième année (1870) du n°308 du 2 janvier 1870 au 34 EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Le Journal illustré, 1870. Fine. Le Journal illustré, Paris 1870, 28,5x38cm, relié. - Originale.binding Edition full cream carton, flat spine decorated with jewels stamped cold plate designed by Delannoy important and engraved in red, representing a pediment framing a bull's-eye on the front cover and architectural element stamped in red ornament and central double thread frame designed by Delannoy on the second board, binding of éditeur.Bel exemplaire.Le Journal shown is a French weekly newspaper established in February 1864 and is modeled on the Penny Illustrated Paper released in 1861 in England. It is illustrated with large woodcuts and magazine covers topics in eight pages in the format 27 x 37.5 cm. A few years later, it is integrated into the media group to compete Journal.Conçu Petit L'Illustration that is sold 75 cents, The Journal is illustrated sold 10 cents. He disappeared in 1899 when the illustrated supplement of the Petit Journal, illustrated in color, in the same group and sold since 1890, supplanta.Nombreuses collaborations with Louise de Mauleon, Sarcey Jules Moinaux ... Many compositions and designs. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en plein cartonnage crème, dos lisse orné de fleurons estampés à froid, importante plaque dessinée par Delannoy et gravée en rouge, représentant un fronton encadrant un oeil de boeuf sur le premier plat et élément architectural estampé en rouge en ornement central et double filet en encadrement dessiné par Delannoy sur le deuxième plat, reliure de l'éditeur. Bel exemplaire. Le Journal illustré est un journal hebdomadaire français créé en février 1864. Il est conçu sur le modèle du Penny Illustrated Paper sorti en 1861 en Angleterre. Il est illustré de grandes gravures sur bois et traite de sujets magazine en huit pages au format 27 x 37,5 cm. Quelques années plus tard, il est intégré au groupe de presse du Petit Journal. Conçu pour concurrencer L'Illustration qui est vendu 75 centimes, Le Journal illustré est vendu 10 centimes. Il disparut en 1899 quand le supplément illustré du Petit journal, illustré en couleur, appartenant au même groupe et vendu depuis 1890, le supplanta. Nombreuses collaborations, dont Louise de Mauléon, Francisque Sarcey, Jules Moinaux... Nombreuses compositions et dessins.

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        A history of British Birds - vol. 1 & 4

      1870. relié. DeCollection. 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.

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        Di Camillo e Siro da Correggio e della loro Zecca. Memorie storico - numismatiche dell?Avv. Cav. Quirino Bigi...

      Modena, Tip. di Carlo Vincenzi, 1870. In 4to grande (cm. 32,4); legatura in mezza pergamena, cornice e titolo al piatto di copertina; pp. 126 + 10 tavole incise con medaglie, stemmi, ecc. + 2 grandi tavole genealogiche più volte ripiegate dei Signori della Famiglia di Correggio. DEDICA autografa dell?Autore e divertente cartoncino postale intestato del 16 / 10 / 1956 (il numismatico Pighi di Casteldario - Mantova, chiede altri soldi per il pagamento del libro che per un errore è stato venduto a Lire 2500 mentre il suo valore è Lire 4000). Axs

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        VENUS AND ADONIS, from the hitherto unknown edition of 1599; THE PASSIONATE PILGRIME, from the first edition of 1599, of which only two copies are known; EPIGRAMMES, written by Sir John Davies, and certaine of Ovid's elegies translated by Christopher Marlowe, from a rare early edition

      London: Henry Sotheran. Chiswick Press: Wittingham and Wilkins. The Isham Reprints. 1870. First edition thus. Copy number 1 [of only 3] of the large paper issue printed on vellum. Small quarto. Beautifully bound in contemporary burgundy morocco, titled in gilt to the spine. Gilt decorated corners to the upper and lower borders, inner dentelles gilt. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Housed in full morocco collectors case. xxii, [56], xxxix, [64], xi, [52] pages. Each part with a separate facsmile of the original title page in addition to the publisher's title and limitation page. Armorial bookplate of William Harrison FSA to the front pastedown. A stunning production. A total of 131 copies of this edition were printed for subscribers only comprising 100 regular issue, 25 copies on large paper all hand numbered and signed by the editor and 6 copies on vellum [of which three are small quarto size (large paper)]. This copy is the most desirable issue, the limitation page reading ?"of this work six copies only are printed on vellum, three of which are small quarto size. / Large no.1?". Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        L'Education sentimentale EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Michel Lévy frères, 1870. Fine. Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1870, 2 tomes en 2 vol. in-8 (15,5x23cm), 2 volumes reliés. - first edition. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale en premier état sans mention Reliures en pleine toile chocolat, dos lisses avec pièce de titre dans un cartouche apposé en diagonal, plats ornés de motifs floraux repoussés, reliures signées de Pierson, relieur des Goncourt, actif dans le dernier tiers du XIXème siècle.  Rousseurs.  Précieux exemplaire habillé d'une rare reliure japonisante "à la Goncourt".

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        Feldmarschall Erzherzog Albrecht 1866" [Im Hintergrund links: Feldmarschall-Lieutenant Erzherzog Rainer, Generalmajor Franz Freiherr von John (Generalstabschef der Südarmee in Italien unter Erzherzog Albrecht, zeichnete sich am 24.6. in der Schlacht bei

      - Custozza so aus, daß er noch auf dem Schlachtfeld zum Feldmarschalleutnant ernannt wurde.) und Oberst Vincenz Pürker Edler von Pürkhain] originale, kolorierte und knapprandig beschnittene Heliogravure ca.60,5x47cm auf Kunstdruck-Karton von Blechinger und Leykauf nach einem Aquarell von Myrbach; in der Platte signiert; Artaria Wien um 1870 [Erzherzog Albrecht Friedrich Rudolf von Österreich-Teschen (1817 in Wien - 1895 in Arco) war Erzherzog von Österreich, Herzog von Teschen sowie Feldmarschall und Generalinspektor der österreichisch-ungarischen Armee. Im Kriege von 1866 gewann der inzwischen zum Feldmarschall ernannte Erzherzog als Kommandant der Südarmee am 24.6. die Schlacht von Custoza, als Nachfolger Benedeks übernahm er den Oberbefehl über die gesamte kaiserliche Streitmacht.] [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Das Churf. hoch und Teutsch Meister Residenz Schloss in Mergentheim",,

      um 1870. - Ansicht des Schlosses in einer neogotischen Arkadenarchitektur mit allegorischen Emblemata. Anonyme Bleistiftzeichnung aus der 2. Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts, 25,5 x 35,6 cm. - In einem alten Biedermeierrahmen mit altem Glas staubdicht gerahmt. Bis an den Rand der Darstellung beschnitten, alte Faltspuren, diese fachmännisch restauriert; sauber. - Rahmen und Rahmung im Preis inbegriffen. - Vor dem Schloss ist der Wassergraben mit der Brücke zum Schlosszugang sichtbar. Im Arkadenbogen hängt das Spruchband "Residenz du grand Maitre de landre Teatenique a Mergentheim." Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 0

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        "Das Churf. hoch und Teutsch Meister Residenz Schloss in Mergentheim",

      um 1870.. . Ansicht des Schlosses in einer neogotischen Arkadenarchitektur mit allegorischen Emblemata. Anonyme Bleistiftzeichnung aus der 2. Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts, 25,5 x 35,6 cm. - In einem alten Biedermeierrahmen mit altem Glas staubdicht gerahmt. Bis an den Rand der Darstellung beschnitten, alte Faltspuren, diese fachmännisch restauriert; sauber. - Rahmen und Rahmung im Preis inbegriffen. - Vor dem Schloss ist der Wassergraben mit der Brücke zum Schlosszugang sichtbar. Im Arkadenbogen hängt das Spruchband "Residenz du grand Maitre de landre Teatenique a Mergentheim."

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        Tunis. Ein Bild aus dem nordafrikanischen Leben

      Prag: Hein. Mercy 1870 - Anonym von Ludwig Salvator von Österreich-Toskana aus dem Toskanischen Zweiges des Hauses Habsburg-Lothringen (1847-1915), Erzherzog von Österreich u. Prinz von Toskana, geschrieben. Erzherzog Ludwig Salvator war ein berühmter Reisender, Ethnograph, Geograf, Schriftsteller u. anerkannter Wissenschaftler. Buch mit eigenhändiger Widmung an den Grafen Ottokar Daun u. Unterschrift ("Ludwig") des Verfassers! OLWd. mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel u. Blindprägung, 98 Seiten mit 7 montierten Fotografien (Reproduktionen von Ludwig Salvators Zeichnungen von seiner Reise), 14,5 x 19 cm, Dedikation u. Unterschrift des Autors am Vordervorsatz; Deckelecken leicht abgeschürft, Vorderdeckel mit eine Wurmloch, Rücken außen u. auch von innen geplatzt, einige Seiten leicht braunfleckig, sonst innen schön, altersgemäß sehr gut erhalten. * Our books are stored in a warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        MEMORIAL OF CYRUS W. FIELD.| TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED:| THE MEMORIAL OF CYRUS W. FIELD, A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES AND OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, RESPECTFULLY REPRESENTS:| 1. THAT HE IS DESIROUS OF FURNISHING INCREASED AND CHEAP FACILITIES FOR TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE WEST INDIA ISLANDS, AND TO THIS END HE DESIRES TO LAY, CONSTRUCT, LAND, MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE TELEGRAPHIC OR MAGNETIC LINES OR CABLES IN AND OVER THE WATERS, REEFS, ISLANDS, SHORES, AND LANDS WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE UNITED STATES, FROM THE SHORES OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO THE ISLAND OF CUBA; AND ALSO TO CONSTRUCT, MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE A LINE OR LINES OF TELEGR

      Washington?: 1870 - Folio, 8.5" x 14". [3], [1 blank] pp, folded. Caption title [as issued]. A few old folds, minor dusting at edges, a few very tiny closed tears at center fold [no text loss]. Very Good. Field seeks to undo the International Ocean Telegraph Company's monopoly, which Florida and Spain had granted in 1866, for providing telegraphic communication between Florida and Cuba. The connection, completed in 1867, became a subsidiary of Western Union in 1873 and continued in operation well into the 20th century. Field accuses the Telegraph Company of "imposing a discriminatory charge upon all foreign business passing over its lines." He asks that Congress repeal the monopoly and prevail upon Spain to do the same. He offers immediately to construct land lines and lay cables to connect Cuba with Florida, and never to charge more than one quarter the rates imposed by the Telegraph Company. He further proposes to purchase the lines of the existing company, and to charge the press half-rate for messages "containing political and general news for publication." Library of Congress, Printed Ephemera Collection, Portfolio 206, Folder 7. Not on OCLC as of October, 2014.

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        Souvenir de Varsovie

      Warsaw: Fot. Brandel,, [c.1880s]. [Original portfolio with 26 mounted photographs.] Oblong quarto (329 x 250 mm). Original dark red pebble-grained cloth, titles and panelling to front board in gilt and blind, panelling to rear board in blind. 26 albumen photographs of various sizes (most approximately 105 x 145 mm), each individually mounted on cream card within light brown decorative borders, photographs captioned in Polish and French. Portfolio worn and soiled, cloth lightly cockled, occasional light foxing to mounts, photos slightly faded. In very good condition. An appealing collection of photographs of late 19th century Warsaw. The portfolio showcases key landmarks of the city, including buildings and monuments along the Royal Route, focusing especially on Nowy Swiat and Krakowskie Przedmiescie, as well as several views of the Lazienki Park and the Saxon Garden, the University of Warsaw and its Botanical Garden, the National Theatre, the City Hall, and Wilanów Palace. As such, the collection demonstrates some of the more outstanding baroque and rococo architecture of the city, including the Royal Castle and Sigismund's Column, the Square of Three Crosses, and the numerous churches along the Royal Route, such as the Church of the Holy Cross, St. Anne's Church, and the Church of St. Joseph of the Visitationists. Most likely produced in the 1880s, the photographs document several views and buildings that were partially or completely destroyed during World War II, including the Kronenberg Palace, the Kierbedzia Bridge, the remains of which was later used as foundation for the Slasko-Dabrowski Bridge, the historic Hotel Europejski, later rebuilt in stages throughout the 1950s, and the Summer Theatre, built in the Saxon Garden in 1870. Konrad Brandel (1838?-1920) first opened his studio at 1249 Nowy Swiat in 1865, focusing of portrait photography before expanding into topographic photography. The company received the silver medal for photography at the Wroclaw photographic exhibition Exhibition in Moscow in 1885.

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        Carte-de-visite portrait by Elliott & Fry, with accompanying signed sketch. Framed

      1870. Huxley, Thomas Henry (1825-95). (1) Carte-de-visite photograph portrait by Elliott & Fry, showing Huxley in middle age. London, n.d. [ca. 1870]. Photograph measures 91 x 59 mm.; printed mount measures 104 x 63 mm. (2) Sketch of dog with Huxley?s autograph signature above. N.p., n.d. Approximately 145 x 95 mm. Together 2 items, archivally framed (frame measures 271 x 342 mm.). Fine. Excellent photographic portrait of ?Darwin?s bulldog,? a nickname commemorated in the accompanying signed sketch by Huxley. The photography studio of Elliott & Fry was founded in 1863 by John Joseph Elliott and Clarence Fry; it specialized in photographs of Victorian social, political, artistic and scientific celebrities.

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        GROUP OF THREE EARLY JAPANESE MILITARY OFFICER PHOTOGRAPHS: a.: Lieutenant General HASHIMOTO Katsutaro. b.:Major General MATSUMOTO Kana-e. c. Lieutenant General HOSOKAWA Tadayasu.

      EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS OF FAMOUS JAPANESE MILITARY OFFICERS [Japan c. 1870' - s]. Three sepia-toned carte d'visite, each is5.5 x 8.5 cm., and then mounted on a larger card, very good,toned as usual. QUITE SCARCE ! Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Lot de plus de 80 pièces : Archives de la famille Dentu 1837-1883 : Gabriel, Mélanie, Edouard, famille Caumartin, Librairie Dentu :] 2 L.A.S de l'éditeur Gabriel Dentu (1837 et 1839 : "Ma chère petite, Je ne suis plus rue d'Erfurt et pas encore rue des Beaux-Arts ; c'est un bien agréable métier qu'un déménagement" et ". enfin, à onze heures, après avoir vu défiler la racaille des Variétés, Odry en tête." L'acteur Odry était l'un des principaux acteurs du théâtre des Variétés ] ; 1 L.A.S. des parents Caumartin à Gabriel et Mélanie Dentu [ son épouse, née Caumartin. S.d., août 1835. Evocation d'une "bagarre qui a fait tant de victimes"]. Petit dossier de 8 courriers (plusieurs annotés par Gabriel Dentu, 2 L.A.S. de l'imprimeur Paul Renouard

      1870 - [ Lot de plus de 80 pièces : Archives de la famille Dentu 1837-1883 : Gabriel, Mélanie, Edouard, famille Caumartin, Librairie Dentu :] 2 L.A.S de l'éditeur Gabriel Dentu (1837 et 1839 : "Ma chère petite, Je ne suis plus rue d'Erfurt et pas encore rue des Beaux-Arts ; c'est un bien agréable métier qu'un déménagement" et ". enfin, à onze heures, après avoir vu défiler la racaille des Variétés, Odry en tête." L'acteur Odry était l'un des principaux acteurs du théâtre des Variétés ] ; 1 L.A.S. des parents Caumartin à Gabriel et Mélanie Dentu [ son épouse, née Caumartin. S.d., août 1835. Evocation d'une "bagarre qui a fait tant de victimes"]. Petit dossier de 8 courriers (plusieurs annotés par Gabriel Dentu, 2 L.A.S. de l'imprimeur Paul Renouard) sur une affaire amenée par la Chambre des Imprimeurs, relative à un M. Tarbé (années 1842-1844) - 1 L.A.S. de Mélanie à sa mère Caumartin [ 1843, première communion d'Edouard ] - L.A.S. de son frère Gabriel (1873) - 3 L.A.S. des enfants Edouard et Gabriel Dentu à leur mère Mélanie (3 d'Edouard dont 2 très jeune, et 1 partagée avec Gabriel ] - 2 L.A.S. de la cousine Marie Hons-Olivier (une datée de 1862) - Lettre de son avoué avec copie d'un courrier de Philarète Chasles (demande le report d'une réunion - Avril 1864) - 24 L.A.S d'Edouard Dentu à sa femme Léonie Faure-Decamps [ 1865-1883. Extraits : 27 août 1867 : "PS : en lisant les journaux, je vois que Juliette, la vieille maîtresse de Ponson, vient de mourir" - "18 septembre 1872 : "Je t'écris de la rue de Rivoli où je viens de voir Mr. Barbier [ le poète Auguste Barbier, son tuteur ] qui a été fort souffrant"] - Assignation d'huissier contre Edouard Dentu de la part de l'Office franco-belge qui "avait acquis le droit exclusif d'affichage sur la Palissade en planches . sur la place du palais Royal, et sur la rue de Valois faisant angle au coin de cette place, le Pavillon incendié du Palais Royal" (12 décembre 1871) - Photographie :"Reproduction du Portrait de mon Marie, Edouard Dentu, à l'âge de 3 ans" [mention autographe de son épouse Léonie ] - Photographie : "A mon cher cher petit Pierre, portrait de ta maman en 1884 Année de son Mariage" [ mention autographe de sa fille Jeanne, épouse La Batut ] - Acte d'huissier contre Edouard Dentu, de la part de M. E. V. Régnier contre "l'éditeur d'une publication qui vient de paraître sous le titre de Rapport du Général Rivière" [ l'honneur du sieur Régnier est bafoué, il est tacitement accusé d'intelligence avec l'ennemi prussien. On joint la réponse de l'avoué du librairie l'invitant à n'en tenir aucun compte. 1873 ] - 10 reçus autographes signée et 1 L.A.S d'Edouard Dentu - - ] Lot de 23 courriers divers (Avoués, Imprimeurs, libraires, dont un brouillon d'assignation du Duc de Persigny par Edouard Dentu) - On joint quelques documents dont cartes de visite avec qq. mots autographes d'Arsène Houssaye - Lot d'Affiche, brochure et Journaux relatifs à la famille Dentu : [ Grand Prospectus-Affiche de la Librairie Dentu, circa - Phare de la Loire, 21 septembre 1878 : article sur Dentu - Le High-Life, 22 janvier 1882 : article sur Dentu - Le Périgord. 18 mars 1879 : article sur Edouard Dentu - Tiré à part de la Revue de France de 1876 consacré à Dentu (état moyen) - La Presse 14 septembre 1881 : article sur Dentu ] - Lot d'une vingtaine de courrier, documents et L.A.S à ou de Léonie Veuve Dentu [ discours de mariage avec Ferry du Pommier, LAS à son époux Edouard Dentu, LAS à sa belle-mère Mélanie Dentu, etc. ] Ensemble intéressant d'archives de la famille des célèbres éditeurs Dentu. Prix du lot. Langue: Français [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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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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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. With Forty - Two Illustrations by John Tenniel. Twentieth Thousand. [Sixth Edition]. BRIGHT, FIRM COPY IN PUBLISHER'S BINDING

      Macmillan 1870 8vo., Sixth Edition, Twentieth Thousand, with a frontispiece and illustrations in the text, contemporary inscription on half - title, a few fore - margins very lightly age - soiled; original plum cloth, upper board with triple frame border enclosing Alice and the Pig in circle all in gilt, lower board to same pattern enclosing grinning Cheshire Cat, gilt back, gilt edges, black endpapers, very neatly rebacked with old backstrip laid down, a very good, bright, firm copy in expertly refurbished publisher's binding. With 2pp publisher's catalogue at rear. The inscription is dated January 1870. Nice complete copy of an early printing of one of the greatest children's books in the language. See Willams Madan, Green & Crutch 46d.

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        Der Todten=Tantz, wie derselbe in der weltberühmten 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., Mit stiller Stund, Gehn wir zu Grund.

      Leipzig, Alexander Danz., (Vorwort 1870). - XII, 41 S. und 41 Holzschnitte , 1 nn.S. Das Frontispiz zeigt die Prediger-Kirche Basel, der Original-Umschlag wurde in diesem Exemplar miteingebunden. Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen. Titel und nachfolgendes Blatt des Vorworts mit braunen Fleck, Originalumschlag etwas fleckig, verso altes, beschädigtes Besitzetikett. Vorsätze leimschattig, letztes Textblatt leimschattig. Die Holzschnittfolge selbst sauber und gut erhalten. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 200 Privater-Halbleineneinband, ca. 22 x 15 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ricordo di Venezia. 12 photogr. originales de Paolo Salviati 'Negozio fotografie, Piazza S. Marco'.

      s.d. vers 1870-80,. pt. in-8vo oblong, 12 photogr. originales sur planches, reliure en demi-toile originale, plats avec titre et ornements dores.. Les photos montrent:1) Panorame de Venise et Gondole / 2) Basilique St. Marc / 3) Place St. Marc / 4) Tour de l'Horloge / 5) Pont des Soupirs / 6) Pet. St. Marc / 7) Palais des Doges / 8) Palais des Doges / 9) Vue generale de Venise / 10) Pont de Rialto / 11) Grand Canal / 12) Arsenal.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        La révolte EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre , 1870. Fine. Alphonse Lemerre , Paris 1870, 12,5x18,5cm, relié. - Edition on current paper, he would have been shot five rare China large paper. Binding to bradel half chocolate morocco, smooth spine, tail date, boards marbled paper covers (with skillful restorations marginal) and spine preserved, gilded head, binding signed T. Boichot. Autograph signed Villiers de l'Isle-Adam Victor Wilder, poetic translator of the works of Richard Wagner. autograph dedication of the author depicts the friendship of two men, who continues especially during their collaboration in the Wagnerian review copy until 1888. Bel pleasantly established. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant, il n'aurait été tiré que cinq rarissimes Chine en grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en demi maroquin chocolat, dos lisse, date en queue, plats de papier marbré, couvertures (comportant d'habiles restaurations marginales) et dos conservés, tête dorée, reliure signée de T. Boichot. Envoi autographe signé de Villiers de l'Isle-Adam à Victor Wilder, traducteur poétique de l'oeuvre de Richard Wagner. L'envoi dépeint l'amitié des deux hommes, qui se poursuit notamment lors de leur collaboration dans la revue wagnérienne jusqu'en 1888. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi.

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        PANORAMIC PHOTOGRAPH OF CAIRO

      [1870s] 1870 - ENORMOUS PANORAMIC PHOTOGRAPH OF CAIRO.Albumen print on paper, comprising multiple joined panels, overall image size 7 x 74 inches. Mounted on linen. Old folds, some wear, but generally in very good condition and with good contrast. Archivally framed. A splendid and unusually large panoramic photograph of Cairo combines elements of antiquity, the medieval period, and the modern world. The photograph is dominated by the Citadel and by the Muhammad ’Ali mosque, which famously has two soaring minarets. Muhammad ’Ali, the energetic governor of Cairo, razed most palaces and buildings in the 14th-century Mamluk citadel for this grand undertaking. In the distance the pyramids at Giza are visible, while a train races along the Nile River between Cairo and the pyramids. Cairo panoramic views of this size and scope are very scarce.

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        Panoramic Photograph of Cairo

      1870 - This splendid and unusually large panoramic photograph of Cairo combines elements of antiquity, the medieval period, and the modern world. In the distance the pyramids at Giza are visible, while a train races along the Nile River between Cairo and the pyramids. The photograph is dominated by the Citadel and by the Muhammad Ali mosque, which famously has two soaring minarets. Muhammad Ali, the energetic governor of Cairo, razed most palaces and buildings in the 14th-century Mamluk citadel for this grand undertaking, begun in 1830 and completed in 1857. Cairo panoramic views of this size and scope are very scarce. Albumen print on paper, comprising multiple joined panels, overall image size 7 x 74 inches. Mounted on linen. Old folds, some wear, but generally in very good condition and with good contrast. Archivally framed.

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        Die Bibel - Die Heilige Schrift des Alten und Neuen Testamentes (von Dore)

      1870. Leinen gut Sprache: deutsch 2 Bücher Seiten. Dore, Gustave: Die Bibel - Die Heilige Schrift des Alten und Neuen Testamentes, 2 Bücher im Großformat, (sehr selten!), - Aus der Vulgata übersetzt von Dr. Joseph Franz von Allioli - Enthaltend den vom apostolischen Stuhle approbirten vollständigen Text und eine aus den Anmerkungen des größeren Allioli'schen Bibelwerkes von dem Verfasser selbst besorgte abgekürzte Erläuterung jenes Textes - Pracht-Ausgabe mit zweihundert und dreissig Bildern von Gustav Dore von ca. 1870 / 4. Auflage, Stuttgart, Eduard Hallberger, Beide Bände sind reichlich verziert im Text und illustriert mit spektakulären und anschaulichen Bildtafeln, 2-spaltiger Text, Band I: Altes Testament: Widmungsblätter mit Beiträgen von: Karl - Erzbischof von Tyrus und apostolischer Nuntius / Generalvikar Dr. Lorenz ClemensGratz / Papst Pius IX. / erzbischöfliche Generalvikar Dr. Leonard Clemens Schmitt / Eugenius, Bischof von Basel und weitere 5 Beiträge, - Inhalts-Verzeichnis - Bilder-Verzeichnis - Vorwort + XVI Seiten Einleitung + 834 Spalten Text, das sind 417 Seiten, Band II: Altes Testament = Schlussteil + Die Propheten von Spalten 833-1252 Spalten, das sind 420 Seiten + Neues Testament + 1 Titelblatt + 356 Spalten, das sind 178 Seiten + insgesamt 230 Holzstichtafeln, auch hier wieder reiche Zwischenspalt-Holzschnittdekorationen, beide Bände weisen Stockflecken auf, die Bücher sind mit schwarzem Leinen eingebunden und mit reicher Gold- und Blindprägung versehen, dem Alter entsprechend guter Zustand - AntBü.11.14.550 -

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        Études photographiques sur le système nerveux de l'homme et quelques animaux supérieurs d'après les coupes de tissu nerveux congelé

      Paris, Adrien Delahaye, 1870. Two parts in two. 8vo (texte), and folio (atlas). Text part with 64 pp., original printed wrappers. Atlas (47.0 x 31.5 cm) with printed title page and 16 plates with 165 original photographs, mounted. Original portfolio with printed front board. Cloth spine.l Very rare and little known atlas and descriptive text volume on the human and general vertebrate nervous system, based on the early use of photos of sections. Roudanovsky (1829-1888) was a medical doctor in the Russian city of Perm. With 16 thick loose plates, each with several photos of coupes, clear and carefully displayed. Second edition (the text part states third edition on the cover of the wrapper, but that is clearly a printing error). According to the KVK/KIT (Karlsruher Virtual Catalogue), this second edition is only in the Leipzig University Library, and the first issue of 1868 is found only in the Paris libraries, BNF and Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire de Santé, as well as in the photographic collection of illustrated books in the British Library. Since 1975, no copy has been offered at auction. Text volume inscribed by former owner on the front wrapper, some scattered light foxing. Atlas covers a bit soiled, title page and last plate verso a bit age-toned, some light spotting, otherwise good. Not in Garrison and Morton.

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        TA., "Aussicht vom Falm auf die Düne".

      . Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. u. v. Heuer ( Druck Ch. Fuchs ) b. Gassmann, um 1870, 24,7 x 39,5. Salamon, Anmut des Nordens, 3.3.1( = S. 165 mit Abb., Nr. HeA 4 ). - Seltene Ansicht aus dem "Grosses Helgoländer Album". Blick von der Insel zur Düne.

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        TA., Unterland, "Unterland. - Grosse Treppe.- Falm".

      . Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. u. v. Heuer b. Gassmann, um 1870, 24,7 x 39,5. Salamon, Anmut des Nordens, 3.3.1( = S. 165 mit Abb., Nr. HeA 1 ). - Seltene Ansicht aus dem "Grosses Helgoländer Album". Blick von einer Anhöhe zum Unterland. Mittig die große Treppe, rechts Falm.

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        DIE PERLE, LA PERLE, THE PEARL

      Martin Gerlach & Co Viena. Heliotype. 1870. 38X30. Magnífica encuadernación con relieves y dorados. 3 Vol: 38+47+41 espectaculares láminas (algunas a todo color). Diario publicado por los mismos Joyeros y Orfebres de la época donde Martin Gerlach fue el maximo impulsor. La Obra contiene mas de 500 diseños diferentes, magna edición y raríssimo. Ref 7.1 Biblioteca A.. Edición Especial. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Bien.

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        The Great West: A Guide for Emigrants, Travellers, and Miners to the Western States and Territories of the American Union. With a Map of the Best Routes to the Gold and Silver Mines, and Complete Tables of Distances Across the American Continent

      London: Sampson, Low, Son & Marston. 1870. Second English edition, revised. Small octavo. 7,viii, 123pp including paginated endpapers and advertisements front and rear. Fold-out map approximately 29" x 13" showing railroads and route across the continent to California. Printed canary yellow stiff card boards (the boards dated 1867 and here being reused from the first printing). Initials "A.M." stamped in purple ink on title page, very near fine with only slight soiling to boards and rubbing to corners. Between the first edition of 1867 and this, the second British edition of 1870, the map has been amended to show the completion of the Union Pacific Railroad in 1869. A comprehensive guide for prospective travelers, giving details of what to expect in each state with a brief history, geographical, and climate notes and details of transportation by rail. Additionally provides guides to distances on the major rivers including the Missouri and the Mississippi, further railroad information and connections, and details of the Homesteads Act to encourage settlement. Rare. The original American edition was published in 1864 and the British editions followed in 1867 and 1870. Only two copies of each of the British editions appear on OCLC; COPAC locates no copies of this edition in the UK. .

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        New and Rare Beautiful-Leaved Plants

      London: Bell and Daldy 1870 - Small 4to., three-quarter green pebbled morocco with marbled boards lettered in gilt; ornate gilt spine design, raised bands; edges gilt; minor rubbing to spine; tender hinge. First edition, with numerous wood-engraved text-illustrations and 54 striking chromolithographic plates. From the library of Oren Root, with his ownership signature, "Prof. Oren Root," on the front endpaper. ---- Born in Vernon, New York, Oren Root (1803-1885) graduated from Hamilton College in 1833. He began his long professional association with Hamilton in 1835, retiring as professor emeritus of mathematics, mineralogy and geology in 1881. Root assembled one of the earliest mineral collections in the United States, boasting over 10,000 specimens. Eren was father of Elihu Root, U.S. Secretary of War and State, and Nobel Peace Prize 1912. An extraordinary association copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SELECT WORKS, Including IDYLLS Of The KING, The HOLY GRAIL & Other Poems, The PRINCESS, ENOCH ARDEN Etc., MAUD Etc. & In MEMORIAM.

      London: Strahan and Co. 1869 - 1870. 6 volumes. Average wear & soiling to bindings. Bookplate to front pastedown(s). Occasional light foxing. Maud with small rub to title label. Idylls with a few accomplished po pen drawings to margins. A handsome VG - VG set.

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        Colton's Railroad Map of the United States & Canada 1870

      New York.: G. W. and C. B. Colton & Co.. 1870.. Map, handcolored, 71 x 91 cm with 1 to 3 cm margins, folding into embossed gilt lettered cloth covered board covers 16 x 10cm. Two sections toned from proximity to the boards otherwise the map which is on onion skin type paper is very clean and bright; there is one small spot below the Gulf of Gulf of Mexico; there are very short splits at several fold intersections, on the fourth fold from the right hand side the first and second fold down have minor paper loss at the fold intersection (approximately 1/4 inch), plus there are 3 pinhead sized holes along the same fold. Overall very good condition. Boards in very good condition; some loss to edges of advertisement which is pasted to the interior of the front board. This important map showing the whole of the United States was published just after the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in 1869. The only copy of this edition of this map that I am able to locate is at Southern Methodist University. The map covers the whole of the United States with portions of Canada and Mexico. There are 3 inset maps: "The Northern Hemisphere on a Polar Projection"; "Map of the Great Railroad Routes from the Middle Atlantic Ports to the Mississippi River"; "Map of the Railroads of New England and Eastern N.York." (all marked copyright 1861 by J.H. Goldthwait). Front paste down is a listing of the types of products issued by G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co., (Successors of J.H. Colton) Publishers of Maps, Atlases, Guide-Books, etc. .

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        A History of British Birds

      London: Bell and Daldy, 1870., 1870. Second Edition. 6 volumes; 4to. Publisher's embossed green cloth with gilt pictorial titles to spines, gilt stamped birds to centre of upper. With 365 hand coloured plates. Binding a little rubbed with a few small nicks. Most boards with some water damage never reaching inside the books. Neat ownership to f.f.e.p. Dry gutters showing in places, a few gatherings protruding. Occasional and generally light foxing. Plates bright and sharp. Very good indeed.

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        A History of British Birds Second Edition 6 volume set

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

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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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        [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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