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        LES MURAILLES POLITIQUES DE LA FRANCE PENDANT LA REVOLUTION DE 1870-1871. Chute de l'Empire - La Guerre - Le siège de Paris. Complément indispensable de "L'Histoire de la Revolution de 1870-71", par Jules Claretie."

      Librairie Illustrée, Paris - 29x20, anteport. (sello bibl), port. con grabado (sello bibl.), IIp, 1022p (1010p con reproducciones de carteles, algunos de ellos en su color original). Hol. roz, lomo con dorados y tejuelo (pérdida de parte superior). - Recopilación de facsímiles de carteles (decretos, avisos, proclamas,etc.) publicados en Francia del 4 de septiembre de 1870 al 18 de marzo de 1871. Prefacio del escritor Jules Claretie (1840-1913), que resalta la dura verdad de estos documentos. (1880)

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        Hinter der Gardine. [Sammelband erotischer Literatur].

      Altona, August Prinz, o.J. [um 1870]. - 16°. HLeder mit RTitel. August Prinz war der produktivste Verleger erotischer Schriften seiner Zeit. "Erotik zog. Warum sollte er dem Verlangen seiner Leser nicht entgegenkommen? So entstanden in rascher Reihenfolge Erotica derbster Art, die er in denkbar schlechtester Ausstattung auf den Markt warf." (Englisch, Irrgarten, S. 56.) Trotz diverser Scheinfirmen wurde 1868 der gesamte Verlag auf die Verbotsliste gesetzt, 1877 erneut. Die hier vorliegenden seltenen Titel fallen in die Zwischenzeit und sind eher lüstern als derb. So tragen sie auch sämtlichst die volle Verlagsangabe. Vorhanden sind: Bokativus, O. Hinter der Gardine. Aus dem Leben einer Lorette. 80 S. Hayn-Got. III, 270 (ohne Autor und Verlag). --- Verbotene Früchte. Bekenntnisse aus dem Leben einer Tänzerin. 96 S. Hayn-Got. II, 473. --- Zilara, die schöne Zigeunerin, oder: Das Muttermal. 80 S. Hayn-Got. VIII, 653. --- Cupido, Ferdinand. Probenächte. Oder: Der Mann von sieben Weibern. 73 S. Hayn-Got. I, 708 ("Der Mann von sechs Weibern"). --- Die Damen der Küche. 72 S. Hayn-Got. II, 4. --- Im Boudoir. Geschichten schöner Weiber. 75 S. Hayn-Got. III, 427. --- [Ohne Titelblatt]. 79 S. --- Cupido, Ferd. Der Mann von sechs Frauen. Fortsetzung der Probenächte. 76 S. Hayn-Got. I, 708. --- Beigebunden sind 5 chromolithographierte Tafeln. Sie zeigen galante Szenen und waren offenbar Umschlagblätter weiterer Titel des Verlages. Einband stark beschabt, Rückenkanten angerissen, größere Fehlstellen an den Kapitalen. Papierbedingt stärker gebräunt, gelegentlich fleckig und kleine Einrisse sowie Knicks. Eine Seite alt restauriert.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ars Amandi]
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        "Vater Unser". Gebet.

      um 1870.. Chromo - Lithographie. Alt gerahmt m. schwarzer Holzleiste u. schmaler Innengoldleiste. ca. 50 x 60 cm. (Rahmen etwas bestoßen, ansonsten schönes goldgehötes Blatt).. Acht farb. alegorische Darstellungen mit Text-Unterschrift auf goldenen und m. reicher Ornamentik versehenen Blatt der Nachbiedermeierzeit in Form Bilderbogen

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Seidel & Richter]
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        LE JAPON ILLUSTRE, TOME I ET TOME II

      Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie 1870 - RO40086928: 424 pages pour le tome I, et 432 pages pour le tome II. Illustrés de nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc dans le texte, et de gravures en noir et blanc sur planches hors texte. Auteur, titre, tomaison et caissons dorés sur le dos. Tranche dorée. Ouvrage de bibliothèque avec code collé sur le dos et petits tampons en page de titre. Mors du tome I fendu sur 5 cm. Dos frottés. Ouvrage contenant 476 vues, scènes types, monuments et paysages, dessinés par E. Bayard, H. Catenaci, Eug. Cicéri, L. Crépon, H. Clerget, A. de Neuville, M. Rapine, E. Thérond, etc. Une carte et 5 plans. Tome I: Benten, Kioto, Kamakoura, Yédo. Tome II: Yédo, Yokohama. In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Coins frottés. Dos à nerfs. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 952-Japon et ses îles [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Louis Riel

      Montreal [circa 1870]. (Photograph) Very good. Original Albumen mounted on printed studio card. Image is 3 1 / 4" X 2 1 / 4", card is 4 1 / 8" X 2 1 / 2". A clear, bright image. On front reads "Compliments of S. Davis & Sons, Montreal, Largest Cigar Manufacturers in the Dominion." on the back of the card it reads "Leading brands, 'Cable', 'El Padre', 'Modern', 'Very Fine'. 'Hello', 'I Like No. 6,' 'Modac,' 'Commercial Traveler,' Try Them. S. Davis & Sons, Montreal, Sole manufacturers. Prize medals Paris 1867, Centennial, 1876, Montreal 1863-1868..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Statuten des Corps Germania [bzw. Frankonia].

      Graz, um 1870. - Manuskript in schwarzer Feder mit Ergänzungen und Korrekturen in Bleistift. Aquarellierter kalligraphierter Titel (Wappen und Band), 26 SS. Marmorierter Halbleinenband (Rücken erneuert). 4to. Die 13 Paragraphen umfassenden Statuten des Corps Germania mit den Farben Weiß-blau-gold und dem Wahlspruch "Einig, treu, wahr" sind die Satzungen einer wahrscheinlich in Graz ansässisigen Mittelschülerverbindung, die ihre Mitglieder aus der Oberrealschule rekrutierte (siehe § 3 I). Die umfassenden Statuten dienten später einem neu gegründeten Corps Frankonia als Grundlage zur Erarbeitung der eigenen Satzungen: Zusätze und Streichungen wurden in Bleistift eingefügt. Aus zwei beiliegenden Briefen geht hervor, daß das Corps Frankonia zumindest seit 1878 in Graz aktiv war. Neben einem Philistrierungsansuchen von 1882 liegt ein Cartellvertrag mit dem 1881 gegründeten Corps Arminia in Cilli bei. Besonderes Interesse verdient auch das umfassende Mitgliederverzeichnis am Ende der Statuten. - Interessantes Quellenmaterial zum Grazer Farbstudententum, das durch die beiligenden Briefe guten Einblick in das Studentenleben gibt.

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        WASHINGTON AS A FREEMASON

      1870 - (MASONRY). "WASHINGTON AS A FREEMASON." A color lithograph showing a full-length portrait of George Washington, dressed in a Masonic apron and holding a trowel in one hand and a mallet in the other, standing beneath a high arch which proclaims "Washington as a Freemason." The arch is supported by a series of receding columns; each column has a capital belonging to a different order. Supporting the central arch, and on either side of it, is a gothic construction of arches and quatrefoil windows; each compartment is filled with either an illustration or an object which is emblematic of Masonry (i.e., an open casket with a shovel and a mallet nearby), or personifications of virtues (Fortitude, Prudence, Temperance, and Justice). Two of the panels contain a eulogistic poem to Wahington, and several of the architectural elements are printed with brief facts about his life (i.e., his date of birth and death, President of the United States, his date of initiation into Masonry and degrees of progress therein, etc.). On either side of the arch, at the top of the gothic towers, are portraits of two other notable Masons, the Marquis de Lafayette and President Andrew Jackson, which are draped with American flags. Cincinnati, OH: J. H.Powers & Co., Fraternity Publishers, 1870. Printed by Strobridge & Company, also of Cincinnati. 22 1/2 by 17 1/2 inches, framed. There is a tiny hole in one margin; otherwise this is a clean and fresh print.

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        SUBURBAN HOME GROUNDS

      1870 - SCOTT, Frank J. THE ART OF BEAUTIFYING SUBURBAN HOME GROUNDS Of Small Extent; The Advantages of Suburban Homes Over City or Country Homes; The Comfort and Economy of Neighboring Improvements; The Choice and Treatment of Building Sites; And the Best Modes of Laying Out, Planting, and Keeping Decorated Grounds. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1870. First edition. Illustrated by upwards of 200 plates and engravings. 618,3,[1] pp. Large 8vo., green terra cotta cloth, gilt decoration to spine and front board, small gilt illustration to rear board, t.e.g. Ink ownership to ffep; stamp to tp and at beginning of "Part 2" (p. 275). The expected amount of rubbing and edgewear to spine and boards; unobtrusive blue streak and minor overall soil to rear board. Clean and crisp within. Scarce in the first edition. Very good.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
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        The American Admiralty, Its Jurisdiction and Practice, with Practical Forms and Directions,

      Banks and Brothers, NY 1870 - Large thick 8vo. The New and Enlarged Edition. xxiv,800pp. Modern full navy blue polished calf. Spine in 6 compartments with raised bands; dark red morocco lettering pieces, gilt; marbled endpapers. Old presentation inscription on a preliminary blank from George Denis of the Los Angeles firm of Denis & Loewenthal. Text block very good; binding fine. The foremost American treatise in Admiralty Law by a leader of the admiralty bar and the last edition to appear in Benedict's lifetime. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Introduzione alla storia della Zecca d delle monete lucchesi.

      Tip. Giusti., Lucca. 1870 - In-4°, legatura in mezza pergamena con angoli, tassello con titolo in oro al dorso, pp. XXXIV-222-(4), seguono 30 tavole fuori testo raffig. più figure di monete e medaglie lucchesi a partire da VI secolo fino al 1843. Volume leggermente rifilato per rilegatura con una vecchia firma di appartenenza alla carta bianca.

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        ALL ABOUT CALIFORNIA and the Inducements to Settle There. [For Gratuitous Circulation]

      San Francisco:: Published by the California Immigrant Union, Printed by A. L. Bancroft & Co.,. 1870.. 8vo. 8-5/8" x 5-7/8". 2nd edition (Cowan II, p. 7; Howes C-36). Issued same year as the first edition. 64, 16, [34 ]pp. Last leaf blank.. Printed peach-colored wrappers.. General wear, with 1/2" paper loss to spine ends. With California. Immigrant Uniton stamp to upper right of front wrapper. Light. staining to text-block. Small bit of biopredation to top margin of. last 8 leaves [no text affected]. Withal, a VG copy of an uncommon. item.. A propaganda piece, published to encourage additional settlement in the state. Filled with pertinent data & factoids on the era. . Folding map showing route to California for the "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific R.R. Line". T.p. vignette. 2 page map of California. Full-page wood engraving of Grand Hotel. 2 page map of "J. T. Little's San Joaquin Valley". Other cuts, primarily in adverts.

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        "Lübeck". Gesamtansicht von einem erhöhten Standpunkt über die Trave mit vielen Schiffen.

      . Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Carl Frühsorge, um 1870, 35 x 59,5 cm.. Carl Frühsorge schuf in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts eine Reihe großformatiger Gesamtansichten deutscher Städte in der Art von Gustav Frank. - Im Rand gering berieben. Selten.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Early photographic city views of Ballarat, Victoria.

      1870 - Three albumen photographs of Ballarat, bird's eye views, with 'Bardwell Photo Ballarat' stamped at the right hand margin of each photograph, ca. 1870. The first, with Main Street showing the broad avenue with trees at the median, and horse drawn wagons pulled up. Shop signs at the right side of the avenue include: Proctor Coach Builder, Gibbings Livery Stables & Carriage Repository, and Bardwell visible on a storefront sign at the extreme lower right corner. The second photograph showing a broad square with planted center strip; and the third with two important buildings at the lower right, probably the Bank of Australasia, and a train and railroad track in the far distance. Each measures 3 1/2 x 2 5/16", and the three are loosely mounted on a sheet 10x14".

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        Sperm Whaling with its Varieties.

      Boston: Benjamin Russell, 1870. - Single sheet, float mounted and framed, (21 ¼ x 36 ¼ inches). Fine lithographed print with printed color, finished by hand. First edition. Lithographed by Bufford after the drawing by Russell. "Bufford made what are probably among the very best of the whaling lithographs" (Peters, p. 124). Subtitled: "Waiting a Chance. Setting on the Whale. Ship Cutting In. Just Fastening. Fast Changing Ends. Dead Whale Waif'd. Fast Boat Rolling up Sail. Whale Sounding. Mate Running. Trying Out. Stove Boat. Towing Whale to Ship. Whale in a flurry (Dying)." This engaging, large-scale lithograph depicts the various stages and methods of whaling as it was practiced along the coast of the United States in the 19th century. Benjamin Russell was in a unique position to portray the intensity of whaling. A native of New Bedford, Massachusetts - the center of the American whaling industry - he had spent four years on a whaler in the 1840s and thereafter devoted himself to painting watercolor marine scenes. His personal experiences of whaling allowed him to imbue this image with a sense of realism that is lacking in contemporary scenes of the same subject, which tend towards romanticized embellishments. As such, this lithograph gives a more faithful and informative - yet equally dramatic - picture of the practice of whaling, then a crucial part of American industry. The lithographer, John Bufford, is equally notable. After working for Nathaniel Currier in New York, he returned to his home of Boston to establish his own company. Among his many apprentices was Winslow Homer, who went on to become one of the first American artists of international renown. Like Currier & Ives, J. H. Bufford & Co. produced a vast amount of exceedingly popular imagery regarding all aspects of American life. Yet Bufford is most known for scenes such as this one, and the whaling lithographs produced by his firm are by far the best of his time. This particularly vivid image is considered one of the two most desirable that Bufford published, and is of considerable rarity today. See Harry T. Peters, "America on Stone." For more information about this lithograph, or a warm welcome to see it and other books and prints in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory # 72MMS194. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        TRANS - CONTINENTAL. "Published Daily on the Pullman Hotel Express between Boston and San Francisco." Volume I. Nos 1 - 12. May 24, 1870 - July 4, 1870

      Divers cities:. 1870.. 10-1/8" x 7-1/4". 1st printing (Howes S-929). 12 issues [complete], of 4 pp each.. Bound in the publisher's original purple cloth binding, with gilt stamped lettering & train device to front board (professionally recased).. Spine very sun-tanned, with splay & wear to boards. Ex-library, with. bookplate to front paste-down. Occasional edge chipping to leaves.. A Good- plus to About VG copy of this fragile item.. The 12 issues of this paper, printed on a Gordon Press in the baggage car, which led an 8 Pullman car train, were published over the course of 6 weeks while the Boston Board of Trade, headed by the Hon. Alexander H. Rice, journeyed 3000+ miles to San Francisco to meet with the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. The paper, in what it reported, was much like any other: for example, besides reporting the normal business of the train & its passengers, in the first issue, we see that the Athletics of Philadelphia beat Harvard Base Ball Club 20-8 ...The office for this paper, the editor tells us, was located in the second car... a "very handsome smoking car, divided into 4 rooms." Of particular note to bibliophiles is the fact that the train was equipped with "two well- stocked libraries, replete with choice works of fiction, history, poetry, etc." Each issue recorded a different locale on the masthead, with the first issue proclaiming Niagara Falls, on to Omaha, Cheyenne, Ogden, Salt Lake City, Summit Sierra Nevadas Cal, San Francisco [where the train stopped in front of the Grand Hotel], Promontory Point Utah, Laramie, Grand Island Nebraska, Burlington Iowa and finally, Boston itself. A somewhat uncommon item in the trade, generally regarded as the first newspaper to be printed on a moving train. . Masthead vignette of train. Occasional cut.

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        Dictionnaire de la Conversation et de la lecture. Inventaire raisonne des notions generales les plus indispensables a tous par une societe de savants et de gens de lettres . Sous la directione de M. W. Duckett.

      Didot., Paris. 1870 - 16 voll., in 8°, m. pelle, pp. complessive 13.062. Lettere ai d. in oro.

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        La Terra prima del Diluvio

      Treves, Milano 1870 - La Terra prima del Diluvio traduzione del Dottor Camillo Marinoni con numerose note ed aggiunte. Con 25 vedute ideali di paesaggi del mondo antidiluviano disegnate da Riou e 229 altre figure Milano E. Treves Editore, 1872; pagine XVI, 236, - 4 pagine di Catalogo Treves La vita e i Costumi degli Animali. I Molluschi e i Zoofiti traduzione italiana autorizzata dall'Autore con numerose note e aggiunte con 397 incisioni Milano E. Treves Editore, 1872; pagine (4), 224 La vita e i Costumi degli Animali. Gl' Insetti traduzione italiana autorizzata dall'Autore con numerose note e aggiunte con 591 incisioni Milano, E. Treves Editore, 1871; pagine 282 La vita e i Costumi degli Animali. I Rettili, gli Anfibi ed i Pesci traduzione italiana autorizzata dall'Autore con numerose note e aggiunte con 161 incisioni Milano, E. Treves Editore, 1870; pagine 196 La vita e i Costumi degli Animali. Gli Uccelli traduzione italiana autorizzata dall'Autore con numerose note e aggiunte con 305 incisioni Milano, E. Treves Editore, 1869; pagine 228- La vita e i Costumi degli Animali I Mammiferi traduzione italiana autorizzata dall'Autore con numerose note e aggiunte con 282 incisioni Milano, E. Treves Editore,1869; pagine 296. Notevole raccolta di 6 prime edizioni italiane in un unico volume in 4° (22 x 30), con un totale di 1990 incisioni, carte interne sanissime con testo su due colonne e generosa marginatura; legatura coeva in mezza pelle marrone e percalina nera con lavorazione a rombi; dorso a 4 nervi con fregi e titoli oro. Opera nello stato di Ottimo

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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        Fontaine aux Abblutions Sultan Assan, Caire.

      ca. 1870, albumen print, 22 x 28, on mount. Photograph no 174. KEYWORDS:egypt / cairo

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        Aunt Affable's Pretty Play-Books THE DEATH & BURIAL OF COCK ROBIN. Price Sixpence, Coloured . Indestructible Edition, Printed on Cloth, 1s.

      [8] leaves, printed on one side only and mounted on linen, the first and last pasted to the wrappers, illustrated with 12 hand-coloured engravings. Original colour-printed pictorial wrappers. 25 x 16.8 cm. A very good copy.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Etudes photographiques sur le systeme nerveux de l'homme et quelques animaux superieurs d'apres les coupes de tissu nerveux congele.

      . 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.* 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 Bibliotheque Interuniversitaire de Sante (query KVK on 16 February 2012), 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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        Cities of Palestine

      T. Nelson and Sons 1870 - Green, gilt boards with colored litho of Bethany with "Cities of Palestine" in sky of scene, laid in and indented, slight foxing/rubbing to boards, tight. Contents. Jaffa, or Joppa Jerusaleum, Bethany, Bethlehem, Hebron, ect. 26 pgs. Handcolored plates, histories, descriptions, quite scarce. 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD. With twelve illustrations by S.L. Fildes, and a portrait.

      Chapman and Hall, London 1870 - 22'5x15, retr. grab, anteportada con grab, viip, 190p, 1h, 32p (catálogo editorial), 12 láms. grabs. Tela editorial estampada con dorados en plano anterior y en lomo. "- Primera edición en forma de libro de su última novela, inacabada. "No hay indicios de cómo hubiese podido acabar la novela. [Su] interés reside sobre todo en la curiosidad, por el sentido de misterio no resuelto e imposible de resolver" (A.Camerino)." 1870

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        The Mystery of Edwin Drood

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1870. First edition. 8vo. Engraved portrait frontispiece by J.H. Baker; title vignette and 13 illustrations by Samuel Luke Fildes. [viii], 190, [2] pp + 32 pp. publisher's catalogue dated Aug., 31, 1870. Publisher's green cloth stamped in gilt and black, front cover with sawtooth border (first binding). Spine tips very slightly rubbed; slight occasional foxing, otherwise very attractive copy. Smith 16; Podeschi, Gimbel Collection A155 . Dickens' final, unfinished novel, interrupted by his death on the 9th of June,1870

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        The MYSTERY Of EDWIN DROOD.

      Chapman & Hall,, London: 1870 - B&W illustrations by Luke Fildes. VG (slt lean/gilt still relatively bright/bpt/usual smattering of foxing). Original green cloth with gilt lettering/black design work; Smith's primary binding with the sawtooth border (professionally rebacked). Variant blue-green eps not noted by Smith (with "Paul Platt / Bookseller & Bookbinder / Bolton" binder's ticket to upper rt corner of front paste-down). 8vo. First book edition (Eckel p. 96; Smith I, 16). 190 pp. No adverts. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD. In Original Parts and Original Wrappers. (6 Parts Including Original Wrappers Bound in Leather)

      Chapman and Hall. Very Good; ***SALE. The price of this item has been temporarily reduced by . 30%. Sale price ends soon!***. 1870. First Edition. Hardcover. Half leather bound cover over black cloth (20th century binding) is in Near Fine condition. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. 6 Parts in 1 Volume. Lon: Chapman and Hall, April – September 1870. 8vo. [5], vi-vii, [1], [1]-190, [2] pp, plus ads. 6 original front & rear wraps bound in with ads interspersed in between. Some parts’ wraps and ads show considerable staining and spotting (sometimes affecting pages and plates). 14 plates (incl frontis & engr title). 1st edition, later issue, without the Cork Hat slip. Eckel pp96-98. Sadleir 694. Ads include the 4-page Cassell, Peter, & Galpin ads insert (for Part II). Carr, VanderPoel Dickens Collection, ” B276. .

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        MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD

      London Chapman and Hall 1870 - First edition. With an engraved vignette title page, and 12 wood-engraved plates after S. L. Fildes, lacking portrait frontispiece. 8vo, fine three-quarter tan calf, spine gilt extra between raised bands gilt stopped and with a brown morocco label gilt lettered. vii, 190. A very handsome copy, with very little of the inevitable foxing. Dickens' last, and due to his death, unfinished work. Inspired by and intended to rival Willie Collins' THE MOONSTONE, the mystery's elusive solution has been attempted by numerous authors since. This was one of the first great mystery novels. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OEUVRES COMPLETES, 20 TOMES (COMPLET)

      Garnier Frères, Paris 1870 - RO40196525: 20 tomes d'env. 500 pages chacun. Texte en français, et en latin en notes (en bas de pages). Couvertures des tomes 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18 fortement défraîchies et abîmées. 'Bibliothèque latine-française'. Traductions revues, notamment par M. Charpentier, Inspecteur honoraire de l'Académie de Paris, Agrégé de la Faculté des Lettres. Tome 1: Etude sur sa vie et ses ouvrages. Tome 2: Rhétorique à Herennius, par M. Delcasso. De l'Invention, trad. de E. Greslou. Tome 3: De l'Orateur, trad. de S. Andrieux. Tome 4: Brutus. L'Orateur. Les Orateurs parfaits. Dialogue sur les paritions oratoires. Les Topiques, trad. de M. Delcasso. Tome 5: Discours oour Roscius d'Amérie. Pour Publius Quintus, pour Q. Roscius le Comédien, trad. de Ch. du Rozoir. Discours contre Cécilius. Contre Verrès, trad. de MM. du Rozoir et Guéroult. Tome 6: Seconde action contre Verrès, trad. de Guéroult. Tome 7: Seconde action contre Verrès (fin), trad. de Guéroult. Discours, trad. par M. Cabaret-Dupaty. Tome 8: Disocurs, trad. de Guéroult, Durozoir et de Guerle. De Cicéron au peuiple après son retour, trad. de Guéroult. Tome 9: Discours pour sa maison, pour Sextius, trad. de M. Cabaret-Dupaty. Contre Vatinius, etc., trad. par M. Héguin de Guerle. Tome 10: Discours, trad. de J.P. Charpentier. Pour Marcellus, Pour Ligarius, etc., trad. par M. Héguin de Guerle. Tome 11: Discours contre Marc Antoine, 2e à 14e Philippiques, trad. par M. Héguin de Guerle. Tome 12: Lettres de M.T. Cicéron (685-701), trad. revue par M. H. Durand. Tome 13: Lettres de M.T. Cicéron (702-704), trad. revue par Paul Charpentier. Tome 14: Lettres de M.T. Cicéron (704-708), trad. revue par MM. Legoüez et Héguin de Guerle. Tome 15: Lettres de M.T. Cicéron (704-708), trad. revue par MM. Héguin de Guerle et Paul Charpentier. Tome 16: Les Académiques. Des vrais biens et des vrais maux. Les Paradoxes, trad. de MM. Delcasso et Stiévenart. Tome 17: Les Tusculanes. L'Amitié. La Demande du Consulat, trad. de MM. Matter, Jul [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        WORKS OF SHAKSPERE. Edited by Charles Knight

      New York Virtue and Yorston. n.d., circa 1870 - 2 volumes. The Imperial Edition, the best edition of the publisher and editor. Profusely illustrated throughout with very fine full-page steel engravings by select artist, vignette half-title and portrait frontispiece. Large Folio, (15" x 11"), in the publisher’s very deluxe and impressive binding of full dark brown morocco handsomely decorated with wide ornate panels in blind featuring round portrait corner piece portraits of Shakespearian characters in bright gilt, all surrounding a full gilt panel featuring a bust of Shakespeare, urn and shield and rich ornate lettering. The spines are decorated in similar style with tall gilt stippled raised bands, panels in blind, bright gilt lettering and gilt tools in the center of each compartment, board edges and turn-ins gilt decorated, fine marbled end-papers and a.e.g. An extremely fine and unusually attractive set. The books are near as pristine with fresh white paper, the bindings bright and exceptionally well preserved. AN ABSOLUTELY SUPERB SET OF THIS IMPORTANT EDITION IN ITS VERY BEST FORMAT. Truly an edition, printing and binding well suited for the greatest writer of the language. It is also vivid proof that an American publisher could produce a Shakespeare as handsome and fitting as any of their British counterparts. "The text given by Mr. Knight. is founded upon the most careful collations; and a reason is assigned in those editions for every deviation from the received text of the modern copies. To print the Text of the Words of Shakespeare, such as we may judge that it proceeded from his pen, so as to make his real words accessible to all, is the object." [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Journal of a landscape painter in Corsica.

      Robert John Bush London 1870 - First edition. Large 8vo, xvi, 272pp., map, 40 wood-engraved plates and 40 wood-engraved illustrations, all from originals by Edward Lear, by J.D. Cooper, Pibaraud, Pegard, Pannemaker and Badoureau, contemporary red morocco gilt, all edges gilt. Provenance: Clement Shorter (armorial bookplate). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ESTUDIO DE LAS PIEDRAS PRECIOSAS. Su historia y carácteres en bruto y labradas con la descripción de las joyas más notables de la Corona de España y del monasterio del Escorial.

      Imp. C. Moro. Madrid, 1870 - . 25 cm. 4 h., 288 pág., 2 h. Ilustr. con 10 litografías de F. Kraus y 2 lám. grabadas, una por Serra y otra por J. Estruch, fuera del texto. Enc. en media piel, nervios, planos rozados. Ligera señal de óxido. Algunas rasgaduras restauradas. Ex-libris de anterior poseedor. Palau 172495. Minerología. Piedras preciosas. Joyas. Arte religioso Libros modernos a partir de 1830 español

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        The Game Of Croquet, Its Laws And Regulations: With The New Laws Of Croquet .

      London: "printed for the proprietor" 1870 - This diminutive work includes the 1870 New Laws of Croquet as ratified at the conference of croquet players at the Charing Cross Hotel, London, in January 1870. It also includes chapters on the history of the game, the game and how to play it, and directions for playing the Eglinton Castle Game of Croquet, Tout le Monde Billiards, and Crescente. 12mo. 48pp. Engraved frontispiece showing participants in Eglinton Castle Croquet with the castle in the background. Other delightfully eccentric engravings throughout the text, also diagrams. Original mauve, sand-grained cloth, with gilt vignette of a lady player "taking croquet" to front, covers sl sunned. Circular bookplate of John Roland Abbey mounted inside f/c.

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        Croquet: The Laws and Regulations of the Game, with A Description of the Implements Etc. Tc

      London Jaques & Son [1870]. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Cover heavily rubbed. Green leather spine added New Edition Green linen/card cover 210mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 48pp. Illustrated with diagrams and engravings.

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        Traité des Maladies du Fond de l'Oeil et Atlas d'Ophthalmoscopie par L. de Wecker et E. de Jaeger

      Adrien Delahaye, Paris 1870 - xvi, 208, vi, 231, [1] p., 29 leaves of chromolithographed plates: 89 in-text drawings; 27 cm. Full contemporary polished calf with modern leather reback of six spine compartments between raised bands. Gilt-tooled spine title in third compartment; gilt-tooled decoration in remaining compartments. Blind-ruled borders on both boards with gilt-rolled decoration. Gilt-tooled edges and turn-ins. All page edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. The color plates state: "Nach d. Nat. Gem. v. Prof. Ed. v. Jaeger; Lithogr. v. Dr. C. Heitzmann; Farbendruck aus d. k.k. Hov.-u. Staatsdruckerei in Wien." Contains Errata on p. 208 of first part. The second part contains extensive text to accompany each plate and related in-text figures. A 4-page publisher's advertisement for Sappey's Traité dAnatomie Descriptive with illustrations is bound in at the end. Small note with names in two hands bound in between pp. 2 and 3 of the first part. Garrison & Morton, 5904. In Very Good+ Condition: modern rebacking; boards somewhat rubbed with minor scrapes; three leaves of plates have soiling, only in the upper and lower margins on two but impacting the images on the third; otherwise, only minor marginal soiling. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Traité des maladies du fond de l'oeil et atlas d'ophtalmoscopie.

      Paris et Vienne, A. Delahaye, 1870. - 2 parties en 1 vol. gr. in-8, XVI, 208, VI, 231 pp., 29 planches h.t., demi-chagrin rouge de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre rouge, rousseurs pâles aux planches. Ouvrage comportant deux parties, Louis de Wecker ayant ajouté à son ouvrage la traduction de l'atlas de Jaeger. Louis de Wecker (1832-1906), né à Francfort-sur-le-Main, fut l'élève de Artl, F. Jäger, von Graefe, Desmarres et Sichel. Il s'établit à Paris, soutint sa thèse de doctorat, fonda une clinique et fit un cours libre d'ophtalmologie. Il eut une grande renommée et son traité fut très estimé. L'atlas de Jaeger avait paru à Vienne l'année précédente : ¿A fine atlas which was for many years unsurpassed. The illustrations were reproduced from Jaeger's own paintings, each of which required from 20 to 50 sittings of from two to three hours each.¿ (Garrison & Morton, 5904). La traduction anglaise ne paraîtra qu¿en 1890. Ce bel atlas comporte 29 planches chromolithographiées sur fond noir. (26 d¿entre elles représentent des fonds d'oeil). Albert et al., 2462 ; manque à Becker. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        View on Hudson River. From Ruggles House, Newburgh.

      Currier & Ives, ca 1870, New York, 152 Nassau St.: - Attractive view with Storm King Mountain and Cornwall in the distance. The vine-covered porch of Ruggle's House, with two women and two children on it on the right side of the print. A busy Hudson River, with a paddle steamer, full masted ships & sloops. Lithograph with period hand color that has been touched up. 12 1/2 x 9 1/2" with standard margins. Framed archivally. Conningham no. 6433.

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        PHANTASTES: A FAERIE ROMANCE FOR MEN AND WOMEN

      Boston: Loring, Publisher, Cor. Bromfield and Washington Streets, n.d.. [1870?]. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-286 [287-288: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], flyleaves at front and rear,. original decorated green cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind.. Bookplate of noted fantastic fiction collector M. J. Miller affixed. to front paste-down. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips,. front endpapers darkened, partial hairline crack along inner front. hinge, but a quite sound, very good copy with bright and clean. binding. (#130123). First U.S. edition. The author's first prose book. A cornerstone of nineteenth century fantastic literature. "An allegorical novel, strongly influenced by early 19th century German Romanticism, particularly Novalis, whom the author frequently quotes ... PHANTASTES is a sometimes brilliant, sometimes cloying story of great originality." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1066. "... a work of the most vivid imaginative power, serving as a - perhaps the - seminal work of modern fantasy. The tale presents an archetypal view of faeryland, where those who enter 'must go on, and go through it' ... MacDonald's place at the fountainhead of fantasy is not due solely to this work, but even if this were all that we had of him, it would assure him of a place among the great fantasists. His impact on Lewis is immeasurable ... and his influence on Carroll, Dunsany, Lindsay, Tolkien, Le Guin, and many, many more makes him a must for all readers of fantasy." - Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature: a Core Collection, pp. 131-132. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 124. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-116. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1066. Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, pp. 240- 41. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 146. Manlove, Modern Fantasy, pp. 55- 98. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 701. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1241-45. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, pp. 131-32. Waggoner, The Hills of Faraway 638. Bleiler (1978), p. 129. Reginald 09424. NCBEL III 945. Shaberman 8.

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        Narrative of a Journey to Musardu, the Capital of the Western Mandingoes [with] Appendix to Benj. Anderson's Journey to Musadu. An Exact Facsimile of a letter from the King of Musadu to the President of Liberia, written by a young Mandingo, at Musadu, in Arabic, in the latter Part of 1868

      New York: S.W. Green, Printer. 1870. First. First edition. Printed gray-green wrappers. 118pp,. illustrated, folding map. Wraps splitting at the spine folds, a stain and ink splashes on the front wrap, still a sound, very good copy. An account of the journey to the fabled town of Musadu (also called Musardu), in today's Guinea, by Anderson, a Baltimore-born, African-American explorer and cartographer who served as both Secretary of the Treasury and Secretary of the Interior of Liberia, and who, as an explorer and politician, was instrumental in that nation establishing a greater presence in the interior of Africa. [With]: Blyden. Appendix.... Printed self-wrappers, 14pp., folding facsimile letter in Arabic. Near fine. Blyden was a St. Thomas-born, Liberian statesman and educator. When Blyden was rejected from a theological college in the United States because of his race he emigrated to Liberia in 1847, where he eventually served as Secretary of State from 1864 to 1866. From 1871 to 1873 Blyden lived in Freetown, Sierra Leone, where he edited Negro, the first explicitly pan-African journal in West Africa. He also led two important expeditions to Fouta Djallon in the interior. In 1885 he was an unsuccessful candidate for the Liberian presidency. He later was the Liberian ambassador to Britain and France, and still later served as President of Liberia College. Also issued in cloth, the wrappered issue of the Anderson is rare; so is the Blyden Appendix. .

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        Die Vögel Ost-Afrikas (Deckeltitel: Baron Carl Claus von der Decken's Reisen in Ost-Afrika. Vierter Band).

      C.F. Winter,, Leipzig u. Heidelberg, 1870 - Leipzig u. Heidelberg, C.F. Winter, 1870. 27x20 cm. VIII, (II), 897 S. Mit einer Maass-Tafel 11 kolor. lithograph. Tafeln. (num. I-X, die XI. Tafel als Frontispiz). Brauner Ln.-Bd. der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rücken- und Deckeltitel und blindgepr., doppelter Deckelfiletierung. =Carl Claus von der Decken's Reisen in Ost-Afrika in den Jahren 1859-1865. Herausgegeben im Auftrage der Mutter des Reisenden, Fürstin Adelheid von Pless. Wissenschaftlicher Theil. Vierter Band. Die Vögel Ost-Afrikas. - Nissen ZBI 1058 (für das Gesamtwerk). - Nissen IVB 313 (gibt nur 10 Tafeln an). - Anker 143. - Zimmer I,163. - Erste und einzige Ausgabe. - Diese in sich abgeschlossene und eigenständige Monographie zur Ornithofauna Ost-Afrikas bildet den IV. und letzten Band zur seltenen und wertvollen Beschreibung von Baron von der Decken s Reisen in Ost-Afrika. - (Haupttitelblatt fehlt. Die 10 num. Tafeln lose beiliegend. Einband im Gelenk eingerissen. Vorsatz mit Spuren eines gelöschten Namens). - Innen sauber. - Sehr selten. Brauner Ln.-Bd. der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rücken- und Deckeltitel und blindgepr., doppelter Deckelfiletierung.

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        Up the Tigris to Bagdad

      - E. & F. N. Spon, London, 1870. Publisher’s full dark-green blind-stamped cloth the front cover with gilt engraved scene of a coracle on the Tigris with six passengers within an oval border with title stamped in gilt underneath; aeg; 8vo, 219x142 mms. First Edition. Engraved frontispiece, vignette engraved title-page and two further plates.Author’s Presentation Copy inscribed on front flyleaf ‘Mrs William Price, with the author’s love and admiration’ (the words "love" and "admiration" underlined twice).A poignant presentation copy of this extremely rare work with none sold at auction in the last thirty-five years. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Practical Treatise on Mine Engineering.

      - Newcastle, Lambert; London, Spon 1870. Two volumes quarto modern half morocco preserving the original cloth sides & marbled endpapers (edges a little worn); [8],255pp, 64 colour litho plates (all but three double page). A few spots, occasional useful pencilling; a quite handsome set. Second edition, much revised, rewritten and reconstructed to encompass progress since the first (1855) edition. Determinedly practical, Greenwell registers his gratification for works already laid out following his advice and reiterates that the instructions here can be 'safely followed with proper working results.' It is also a very pretty book, if a mining book may be called that. The plates, even those of strata, are appealing. Strata, fossils, machinery - all these work as graphic designs - as do particularly (believe it) some plans of coal workings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vikram and the Vampire, or Tales of Hindu Devilery.

      Longmans Green and Co. London 1870 - First edition, second issue, 8vo, xix, 317pp, 33 plates by Ernest Griset, original pictorial red cloth gilt, inner hinges split, corners bumped, slight wear to extremities, spine slightly darkened, a very good copy. Penzer p82. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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