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        A PRIVATE INQUIRY. A novel

      Tinsley Brothers. London.,1870. FIRST EDITION. 3 volumes. 8vo. (7.2 x 4.4 inches). vi,284; vi,286; vi,276pp. All half titles present. A bright and fresh set bound in recent half tan calf. Spines with raised bands, red titles labels, gilt. Marbled paper on boards. A bright and clean copy of this scarce title, in recent leather bindings. Not in Sadleir. Wolff 5968. A search of the Copac listings show just one copy, in the British Library.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Haley & O'Neill Tract Homestead Association

      San Francisco 1870 - Britton and Rey, Publishers “Haley & O'Neill Tract Homestead Association” San Francisco: 1870 Lithograph 28” x 33” framed The printing firm of Britton & Rey was undoubtedly the largest producer of lithographs in California in the mid to late 19th century. The two men were the Currier & Ives of the West, resembling that famous combination not only in the volume of their production but in their personal relationship as well. This Britton and Rey lithograph, published in 1870, was an advertisement for tracts of land in what is now the southern San Francisco neighborhood of Potrero Hill. During this era in San Francisco history, Homestead Associations, which were usually private companies, would purchase large tracts of land on the fringes of the city and then recruited members. Members paid an initial fee or deposit, which ranged from ten to a hundred dollars, followed by monthly payments of ten dollars. Once the member had paid the appropriate amount, he acquired a title to a house lot. In this instance the Haley and O'Neill Homestead Association offered lots for $10 per month, with the total payment being $510 to acquire a lot. The center and corner vignettes show various views of the tracts of land for sale: looking towards the Mission neighborhood, on Sixteenth Avenue, looking toward the bay, and looking southeast. As praised on this one-sheet, the "locality is a favorite one with the citizens of San Francisco, having all the advantages of the water front, and being near the terminus of several important railroads that must come in the Southern part of the city." Also, as advertised, lots were available for $510 each to be made in payments of $10 per month. During the early 1870s several corrupt homestead associations scammed their members, in one instance selling tracts of land that were submerged in water, and homestead associations all but vanished by 1876. Still, homestead associations were an important early force in populating the fringe neighborhoods of the city. This lithograph is a snapshot into a brief moment of history in the growing city of San Francisco.

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        The Birds of North America; The Descriptions of Species Based Chiefly on the Collections in the Museum of the Smithsonian Institution

      Salem: S.E. Cassino, Naturalist's Agency. 1870. Second edition. ATLAS VOLUME ONLY. Quarto. Disbound. 100 lithographic plates on varying grades of paper; five of the plates are hand-colored. Some foxing which is largely confined to the margins, good or better. .

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        Jean des Figues.

      Lib. internationale |& A. Lacroix |& Verboeckhoven |& Cie 1870 - - Lib. internationale & A. Lacroix & Verboeckhoven & Cie, & BruxellesParis 1870, 12x19cm, relié sous étui. - Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers.Reliure en plein maroquin cerise, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, filet doré sur les coupes, dentelle dorée en encadrement des gardes, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, toutes tranches dorées étui bordé du même maroquin et doublé de feutrine chocolat, très bel ensemble signé de Semet & Plumelle.Ouvrage illustré, en frontispice, d'une eau-forte de Emile Bénassit.Très bel exemplaire parfaitement établi. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The MYSTERY Of EDWIN DROOD.

      Chapman & Hall,, London: 1870 - Frontis & 12 inserted B&W plates by Luke Fildes (corner stain to half, just touching image portion of plate). With a tipped-in, apparently unpublished autograph note by the author, in the third person, on Gad's Hill Place letterhead, dated Monday, Twelfth October, 1860 (63?): "In reply to Mr Donnell's letter, Mr Charles Dickens begs to wish him all success. If Mr Dickens should have an opportunity of recommending him (which he fears is not very likely) he will most gladly do so, remembering Mr Donnell for a good many years as one of the most obliging and attentive of Mr Truefitt's assistants". With accompanying envelope addressed to Donnell and small press cutting opposite, stating that Donnell had shaved the Duke of Connaught in the early seventies and that this was incorrect as Donnell was not a barber, but a wig maker and perfumer. Some rubs to spine & extremities. Occasional light foxing & period newspaper clipping affixed to rear blank. Bookplate of William Hardcastle. A solid VG+ copy. Later tan half calf binding with marbled paper boards. TEG. Original blue printed wrappers, plus Drood Advertisers bound-in at rear [Part II & Part III front wrappers serve as front & rear fixed eps, respectively]. 8vo. 9" [scant] x 5-3/4". First edition, BFTP (Eckel p. 96; Smith I, 16). With a Dickens AN, on Gadshill letterhead, plus the original addressed envelope for same. vii, [1], 190, [2] pp. Adverts last 2 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Piloty-Schule.

      Berlin, Photographische Gesellschaft 1870 (ca.) - Originalausgabe. Vgl. Thieme/B.XXVII, 46 u. Boetticher II/1,272 ff. (zu Piloty). - Sehr seltene Prachtausgabe eines frühen fotografischen Bilder-Zyklus von Malwerken der Carl von Piloty-Schule wie Franz v. Lenbach, Hans Makart, Gabriel Max, Eduard Grützner, Julius Benczur, Eduard Kurzbauer, Josef Flüggen, Toby Rosenthal, David Neal, Heinrich Lossow, Hermann Schneider, Nicolaus Gysis, Ernst Meisel, Ferdinand Barth, Hermann Kaulbach, Mathias Schmid u. Franz Defregger. - Aufwändig auf starkem Kunstdruckpapier gedruckt, der Textteil mit zweifacher roter u. schwarzer Einfassungslinie mit Eckfleurons. Die 24 Fotos der vorgestellten Malwerke auf besonders starkem Kunstdrucktafeln montiert. - Die Photographische Gesellschaft Berlin zählt zu den frühesten führenden Firmen, die mit Hilfe der Fotografie die Vervielfältigung von Kunst, vor allem von Gemälden, betrieben. Den Druck besorgte Knorr & Hirth in München. - In keiner, vom Karlsruher virtuellem Katalog (KVK) bezeichneten Bibliothek vorhanden u. seit 1950 auf keiner Auktion im Jahrb. d. Auktionspreise nachweisbar. - Atlas-folio with 24 fine large photographs mounted on thick card. Accompanying text leaves. Gilt decorated original half-leather and ornatelt pictorial thick baords. - Fast sauberes Exemplar, nur wenige Stockflecke Titel in Rot- u. Schwarzdruck, 1 Bl. Inhalts-Verz., 55 Seiten, 24 montierte Foto-Tafeln Goldverziertes Orig.-Halbleder mit mehrfarb. ornamentaler Vorderdeckel-Illustration, Rotschnitt, marmor. Vorsatz, Gr.Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Album mit 14 Original-Fotografien.

      1870 - (Um 1870). 16x12 cm. Rotes Ldr.-Album der Zeit mit Silber-Kanten, Schliesse und erhöhtem Wappenumriss auf dem Vorderdeckel, Ganzgoldschnitt. 2 x Vierwaldstättersee. 5. Sept. 1872. - Rigi-Panorama. Sept. 1872. - Rigi-Bahn. - Tellskappelle, Axenstrasse. - Luzern, Löwendenkmal. 4. Sept. 1872. - Luzern. 4. Sept. 1872.Staubbach, Lauterbrunnen (1872). - Grindewald, Gletschergrotte. - Interlaken und Jungfrau. - Eidgen. Schützemfest Schaffhausen 1865. - 2 Ansichten von Paris und 1 Ansicht aus Konstanz? - Mit weiteren leeren Bl. für 16 Fotografien. - Passepartout-Ränder teils etwas fleckig, schönes Exemplar Rotes Ldr.-Album der Zeit mit Silber-Kanten, Schliesse und erhöhtem Wappenumriss auf dem Vorderdeckel, Ganzgoldschnitt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Bicorne Hat of Major General G.A. French

      - 1870. () Very good. Beautifully detailed Bicorn hat with bullion decoration and red satin interior, in very good condition. In fitted jappened tin case with brass name tag inscribed "Major General G.A. French C.M.G.". Also contains a large plume of red and white goose feathers, housed in their own seperate tin cylindrical case. The tin cases are somewhat worn and rusted. The feathers though somewhat worn and tattered are in remarkably good condition. Also contains an envelope of newspaper clippings from the Irish Times dated 3rd of May 1988 relating to Major General French. A very interesting hat. 1870-1902. Major General G.A. French was the first commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He was born in Roscommon in 1841. In 1862 he was posted to Canada when he served 4 years in Kingston, Ontario as as adjutant. After Downsizing the British Army prescence in Canada he was sent, on loan, to the Canadian Army where he worked as a chief instructor for the school of gunnery at Kingston. In view of a need for a mounted police force in Canada Prime Minister Sir John A McDonald decided to establish the North West Mounted Police (later the Royal Canadian Mounted Police). On the 3rd of May 1873 the organiziation came into being and in October of the same year McDonald extended an invitation to French to become the first commissioner of the force. Despite a new government giving French little support with the NWMP under his command they set out on the infamous march in July 1874 into the West and the Rocky Mountains, a journey of over 400 miles. Their aim was to combat increasing lawlessness in the region, which was a formidable task given the vast area they were working with. However, his new police force quickly established a reputation for justice, fair play and honesty. French's administrative and logistical skills are widely recognized as the main reason for the success of the march, but still his command of the force came to an abrupt end in 1876 when the tension between him and his political superiors resulted in his forced resignation. French was awarded, for his services in Canada, the Order of St. Michael and St. George. He returned to England and under service with the Royal Artillery was promoted to the rank of Major (1881). He was later sent to Australia in 1883, and, as Commander of the Queensland Defense Force he played a significant role in organizing the defense forces for New South Wales and Queensland. He was appointed President of the Federal Military Committee to draft a defense act of Australia. He died in London in July 1921 and was buried in Brompton cemetery. Aquired from an auction house in Ireland. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Bewick's Woodcuts:Impressions of Upwards of Two Thousand Wood-Blocks

      London: L. Reeve & Co., 1870. Unpaginated, but a large book with heavy paper for the black and white plates, " engraved for the most part by Thomas and John Bewicik." Rev. Thomas Hugo collected these engravings and produced a descriptive catalogue included here. Hugo, at times was contributor, trustee, and Vice President of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society. Condition: Maroon half-leather over boards worn around all edges so leather shows through. Marbled endpapers show hinge cracks, but interior seems fairly tight. No foxing. Good.. First Edition. Half-Leather. Illus. by Thomas and John Bewick.

      [Bookseller: Page One, Too; Antiquarian Books]
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        Malachite Photo Album of Russian Types and Views of Moscow and St. Petersburg.

      s 1870 - Photographic album (16.4 x 13 cm). 48 vintage photographs inserted in cards, 8 of them with contemporary hand-colour, under some photographs titles written in pencil. Contemporary ormolu mounted binding, front cover with fine Russian malachite panel, back cover and spine in purple velvet, ormolu clip, gilt edges, watered silk endpapers; malachite panel a bit chipped in the centre, cracks repaired, spine a bit rubbed. Fine Russian malachite album, enclosing almost 50 photographs, some of them by the Carrick Studio, in particular the trade costumes. Included are also various scenes and monuments of St. Petersburg and Moscow. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        University of Edinburgh Matriculation Card

      [Edinburgh, 1870-1871. printed in blue ink on cream cardboard. Very lightly dust soiled, a few very faint and small brown spots, else fine. Approximately 4-3/4 x 3-3/4 inches. Written at the top ?Robertus L. Stevenson? in cursive handwriting in brown ink The card has the number 150 stamped in red print at the top, then reads ?Civis Academia Edinensis a Novembre MDCCCLXX ad Novembrem MDCCCLXXI?. This was in fact, Stevenson?s matriculation card in the Faculty of Arts, and ?150? was his matriculation number for 1870-1871 .

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        Leonard's Chronological and Geographical Family Guide to the Holy Bible

      London - C. W. Leonard, 1870 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An uncommon and attractively printedlinen-backed hand-coloured chart. With a central map of the Middle East and eastern Mediterranean, inset maps of Canaan and Israel and three decorative family trees. Featuring abroad multicoloured border of chronologies. Engraved by John Dower. Measures 24. 5 by 30 when unfolded. Featuring the original morocco binding. Condition: With original morocco binding. Externally, wear to the extremities and spine. Loss to the backstrip. Internally,chart has become detached from the binding. Chart is complete and bright, with only the occasionalinstance of foxing and the odd handling mark. Overall: GOOD ONLY with a VERY GOOD chart..

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        On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life

      New York: D. Appleton and Company 1870 - Hardbound: cloth, no dustjacket. 447 pp. (+ 8 pp. List of Works). "Fifth edition with additions and corrections." Original pebbled cloth, reddish brown, badly faded on spine. Light name stamp on half-title & on title page, with holograph name & date ("Aug. 1870") on front free endpaper. Fold-out chart at p. 114. No marks or writing in text. Top edge slightly sunned. Binding & hinges are tight & like new. Minor wear to head & foot of spine. Half inch tear to left edge of spine. All in all, VG+ to near fine. (Delivery Confirmation number sent for domestic orders.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Costume Plates from the Journal des Demoiselles et Petit Courrier des Dames. 1865 - 1870

      Fuller, S B, London 1870 - 105pp. 104 Fashion plates of which 98 are hand-coloured and 5 are fold-out. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed with loss to base of spine. Occasional foxing. Edge-soiling and curl to a few of the plates Green half-leather cover with marbled boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Innocents Abroad - or - The New Pilgrims' Progress

      American Publishing Company, Hartford 1870 - Though bearing prior owners' notations, it is worthwhile to note that the stamp at the first (blank) page is that of Cassius M. Clay, then of Mexico, Missouri, prior to his career as an abolitionist and statesman, with the inscription of his father, Green Clay, at the title page, dated 1870 with a given location of St. Louis. Recently restored by Lawrence Yerkes, this copy bears tidy page repair at the front free endpaper and upper first (blank) page, some cloth replacement at spine heel and head, and refinishing at the board corners. The pages are clean save for a very few scattered instances of foxing, a few small and light spots of dust soil at the head edge of the page block, and an ink spot at the foreedge of the page block intruding barely a millimeter into the leaf faces; the tissue guard at the double frontis shows some foxing with related discolouration in the margins of the frontis pages. The binding is remarkably tight, the impressed publisher's logo and decoration at fore and rear beautifully intact, the gilt at the front only very slightly darkened, the gilt at the spine showing some spots of rubbing obscuring a few letters but largely intact. The rear board shows a dark spot at the right and some modest, gentle spotting at left, uppers, and lowers, matched on the front and there showing some areas of surface attenuation and a little rising of the cloth at the lower left front, but the cloth remains overall quite stunningly attractive. Later issue of first edition. 234 black-and-white plate illustrations; double frontis; 651pp + five pages of ads.; pages xvii and xviii of the table of contents have page numbers; last entry on page xviii ends with the word "conclusion"; engraved portrait of Napoleon III at p.129; heading on p. 643 is "CHAPTER LXI"; third page of printed ads begins with "Personal History of Ulysses S. Grant." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Haunted Bookshop, LLC]
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        Costume Plates from the Journal des Demoiselles et Petit Courrier des Dames. 1865 - 1870

      London: Fuller, S B. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed with loss to base of spine. Occasional foxing. Edge-soiling and curl to a few of the plates. 1870. First Edition thus. Green half-leather cover with marbled boards. 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 105pp. 104 Fashion plates of which 98 are hand-coloured and 5 are fold-out. .

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        [Broadside]: The Heathen Chinee

      New York: Endicott & Co. Lithographers. 1870. Edition unknown. Small broadside. Approximately 4" x 9" (23 x 10 cm.), text and decorative border printed in purple ink. Two short tears, and very slight loss in the margins, all at the upper extremities, and touching no printing, else fine. Tipped at the top to an acid-free sheet. Housed in an older cloth chemise, and purple quarter-morocco and cloth slipcase that exhibits some modest wear. A rarity, and a bibliographical puzzle. BAL locates many variants of this title, but not this one. OCLC locates two copies at UC Berkeley, and at the Bancroft Library (which is also at Berkeley) and attributes it to the dates "1870-1879?" However, OCLC locates no other works by this publisher after 1867. As this is dated 1870 in print at the conclusion of the text, one must assume Endicott still existed at least until that date. .

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        The Heathen Chinee

      Chicago: Western News Company, 1870. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo. Illustrated by Joseph Hull. 9 lithographed cards. Some minor soiling and dampstaining to cards 1 and 9. Original lithographed envelope. Minor soiling and chipping to envelope, otherwise fine, housed in light blue cloth chemise. BAL 7248 . We have not, until now, seen a colored copy of this work. The coloring here is done in a fine, contemporary, hand. Laid in is an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("BRET HARTE"), dated Glasgow, September 24, 1880, to Herrn N. Trübnur in Baden, Germany: "Gentlemen, Will you kindly send me Mr. Nicholas Trübner [word unclear] address, and when you expect him to return to Sweden, and oblige." Harte, who had been appointed United States Consul at Crefeld, Prussia, was in 1880 transferred to the same position at Glasgow, Scotland. He served there until 1885

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        Plain Language from Truthful James. The Heathen Chinee

      Chicago: Western News Company, 1870. First Edition, First Printing . Full Morocco. Very Good. Uncommon to find in the hand-colored version. 8vo. 22.5 by 18 cm. Nine hand-colored plates of light narrative verse of card players avenging themselves on a Chinese cheat. Obviously politically incorrect as it plays into negative stereotypes and distrust of the Chinese who first came to the American West in numbers to build the transcontinental railroad. All plates are first printing except 6, which is the second state. BAL 7246. In this copy the separately issued cards have been mounted onto a light card stock and bound in full blue morocco. The binding is rubbed along the joints, somewhat dry on the spine and has other wear. Tight and clean within.

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        The Heathen Chinee

      Chicago:: The Western News Co,. 1870.. Very good. Harte celebrated satire in anti Chinese feeling which was perverted into a war cry against 'Chinese cheap labor". Very important and scarce, with original printed envelope. A satiric look at race relations which established Bret Harte's literary reputation. 9 cartoon series in original envelope, with story by Bret Harte and with cartoons by Joseph Hull. Numbered cartoons with text below depict a card game between 2 western miners ("Truthful James" and "Bill Nye") and a Chinese ("Ah Sin"), in which the Chinese is more proficient at cheating at cards, and for which he is beaten by a mob. With the line ""Can this be? We are ruined by cheap Chinese labor". 5 x 7 1/4 in cards, in original envelope, with a small bookseller's stamp laid in "Burnton's, 92 Fourth Av", and with an inscription at the upper right. Original envelope dusty, with short tears at edges, cards themselves clean, very good condition.

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        Les chefs-d'oeuvre de la peinture italienne. Ouvrage contenant 20 planches chromolithographiques exécutées par F. Kellerhoven, 30 planches sur bois et 40 culs-de-lampe et lettres Ornées

      Librairie De Firmin Didot Freres Fils et Cie, Paris 1870 - In-Folio (30,5 x 40,5); pagine VIII, 270, (2). Imponente volume splendidamente illustrato e dedicato ai Maestri Italiani. Tutte le tavole sono su fondo camaieu e protette dalle veline originali. Magnifica legatura coeva firmata Firmin Didot in piena percalina rossa, incisa e colorata in nero e rosso; dorso a 5 nervi con fine doratura alle case, autore titolo ed editore dorati; sguardie marmorizzate. Tutti i tagli sono dorati. Opera nello stato di OTTIMO

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        POEMS (One of 12 Copies)

      London: F.S. Ellis, 1870.  First edition, Fine Paper or Whatman Paper or Deluxe Edition copy, 19 x 12cm (8vo), bound by Zaehnsdorf (stamped in gilt to lower fr. turn-in) in burgundy morocco w/gilt ruling to covers & gilt decorations & title to spine, 5 raised bands, a.e.g., decorative gilt turn-ins, burgundy floral on cream ep.s, 2 extra leaves to fr. & 2 to rear, [i-vii] viii-xi [xii], [1] 2-282 [283-84] pp.  Unstated limited edition of 12 copies printed on watermarked "J Whatman 1870" handmade paper by Strangeways & Walden, London.  With the 1907 armorial bookplate of John Ingleby Jefferson (of Northallerton, 1853-1929), & bookseller's ticket of Myers & Co. (London), both to fr. pastedown.  Binding Near-Fine (lt. rubbing to extremities, & ½" rub spot to fr. pastedown); contents Near-Fine (clipped description tipped to head of 1st blank, & the occas. minor stain).  While not in its original gilt-decorated cream cloth w/orange-on-white ep.s, this is a brilliant copy of the rarest issue of D.G. Rossetti's published works, in a handsome Zaehnsdorf binding.  Rossetti 17 ("there were also ... 12 copies on fine paper" p.18), Ashley IV 132 ("I was informed by William Rossetti that these twelve copies were prepared in accordance with his brother's instructions for the purpose of presentation; the large paper copies were placed on sale in the customary manner"), Fredeman "Woodman" ("JPRS" NS5) pp.19 & 31.

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        Poems

      London: F.S. Ellis. 1870. First. First edition. Bound in full vellum with morocco shield-type spine label, titled and decorated in gilt. Bookplate of W.C. Bennett, ownership signature on the title page, another owner's stamp on the verso of the marbled front endpaper, and an old bookseller's note that the binding is by Zaehnsdorf. Boards a little splayed and a tiny tear on the first blank leaf else a very handsome, near fine copy. .

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        Wunder der Körperkraft und Geschicklichkeit des Menschen. Historische Darstellung der Leibesübungen bei den alten und neueren Völkern. Aus dem Französ. v. Robert Springer

      Berlin, Sacco 1870 - Erste dt. Ausgabe. Vicaire I, 758 (französ. Ausg.). - Nach dem fast dreißigjährigen Stillstand der Leibesübungen in Deutschland während der sog. Reaktionszeit, welche den Geist der Revolution von 1848 unterdrückte und damit auch das Gedankengut des Turnvaters Friedr. Ludw. Jahn, der sich die Wiederherstellung des Volksgeistes durch Entwicklung der physisch-moralischen Ertüchtigung zur Lebensaufgabe gemacht hatte, behandelt das vorliegende Werk erstmals die körperlichen Übungen mit Hinblick auf Geschichte und Völkerkunde. Unter anderem werden Kampfspiele der Venetianer und Schweizer, der Wettlauf württembergischer Hirten, die Schwimm- u. Tauchkünste der Griechen und oceanischer Wilden, das Schlittschuhlaufen der Skandinavier, das Bogenschießen der Perser, Engländer und Türken, die Schußfertigkeit der Kentuckier wie die Geschicklichkeit der australischen Bumerang-Werfer, Körperkraft und berühmte Athleten im Altertum (Olympischer Wettkampf, Faustkampf, Ringen, Diskuswerfen, Schleudern, Gewichtheben), das Boxen in England, die Geschichte der Seiltänzer, das Stelzen u.v.m. beschrieben und auch illustriert. - Schönes, sauberes Expl. VIII, 412 S. mit 69(15 ganzseit.) Holzstichabb. Halbleinen d. Zeit mit verg. Rückentitel, 8° [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Shakspere (sic).

      New York. Virtue and Yorston. (n.d.) C .1870. - The Imperial Edition. Illustrated throughout by superb, tissue-guarded full page engravings upon steel by C. W. Cope.; W. P. Frith.; C. R. Leslie.; D. Maclise.; E. M. Ward.; C. Clint.; H. S. Marks.; W. Q. Orchardson. et al. Collation: Vol. 1 - Frontis, Title Vignette,32 Plates ; Vol 2. - Frontis, Title Vignette, 21 Plates. Complete as issued. 2 Volumes, complete as issued. Thick Folios. 11 x 15.5". Extravagantly bound in the High Victorian style in Publisher's original,decorative full crimson grain morocco. Intensely ornate gilt-tooled decorations and figurative motifs to front and rear covers. Gilt ruled spine compartments with intricate gilt-tooled fleural motifs. Gilt ruled raised bands. Gilt titles. Most luxurious and labyrinthine gilt-tooled inner-dentelles. Marbled endsheets. All edges gilded. An flamboyant, imposing collection of Shakespeare in what is regarded as perhaps the supreme example of High Victorian Bookbinding. Various light rubbing to covers. Small strip of leather lacking to front cover of Vol. 1 with resultant loss of gilt decoration. Previous owners small bookplate to Front Pastedowns. Usual light, innocuous scattered foxing, mainly marginal to Plates and not effecting images which are of supreme depth and clarity. Generally, a Near Fine, gleaming, jaw-dropping set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Venezia. Chiesa Madonna Salute.

      Venezia, C.Naya, ca. 1870, albumen print, 25,4 x 34,9 cm, on mount. Photograph no 36. KEYWORDS:italy / venezia

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        Views of Melbourne [binding title of an album of photographs].

      - Melbourne, Nettleton [1870's]. Oblong folio (25x33cm) half red gilt morocco by Pownceby; 58 albumen prints on printed card mounts. Occasional spots or smudges on the mounts; the prints have some of the usual Nettleton speckling but are brighter and clearer than most I've seen. In all a fairly splendid copy. This must have been a stock album for the carriage trade; I have seen another in this handsome binding by John Pownceby and 58 prints seems to be about the average number. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Richard Neylon]
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        Oeuvres Complètes

      Ve Alexandre Houssiaux, Paris 1870 - 20 vol. in-8, 507+457+476+557+492+509+491+570+531+449+588+758+728+476+662+620+650+659+554+440 pp, (.) Scènes de la vie privée, Scène de la vie de province, Scènes de la vie parisienne, Scènes de la vie militaire, Etudes philosophiques, Théâtre, Les Contes drolatiques. 42 planches hors-texte, 1 frontispice, rares illustrations in-texte. Rares et faibles rousseurs éparses, rares ff partiellement débrochés. Dos à 5 nerfs ornés de fleurons dorés, plats muets. Ensemble frotté mais peu d'épidermures, coins et coupes émoussés. La collation des gravures ne correspond pas à la Furne corrigée, il y en a moins In-8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Cosmographe]
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        Frogs and Snakes

      {N.p.]: , 1870. - "Frogs and Snakes"GREENAWAY, Kate (1846 – 1901). "Frogs and Snakes". Original pen, ink and watercolor drawing illustrating "Diamonds and Toads" from Aunt Louisas London Toy Book, London: 1870. Image size: 9 x 8 inches; 229 x 203 mm. Matted, framed and glazed. This fantastically vivid and full watercolor drawing, from the artist very early on in her career, depicts a young woman holding in her right hand a large silver tankard and looking somewhat horrified as two huge frogs and two snakes jump and slither out of her mouth. An old woman who is facing her, is in fact a fairy who has cast a spell on the girl. She had put the girl to a test to see if she would be kind and obliging, but unfortunately the girl failed the test miserably and the outcome, as we can see, resulted in toads and vipers falling from her lips every time she speaks. Therein, surely lies a lesson to be learnt!"She had no sooner reached the fountain, than a lady most magnificently dressed came out of the woodland path, and asked Fanny to give her some water. This was the same Fairy who had before appeared as a poor old woman; and she came for the same purpose, that was, to try whether the young girl was kind and obliging; but lest she should only pretend goodness in order to gain the precious gift, the Fairy appeared in a different form."I did not come here to draw water for strangers," said Fanny, scornfully; "I suppose you think the best silver tankard was brought on purpose for your ladyship! However you may drink out of it if you have a fancy."You are not very obliging," said the Fairy; "and since you have behaved with so little civility, I will bestow a gift on you which shall be your punishment. Every time you speak, there shall drop from you lips a viper or a toad." Having said these words she disappeared; and Fanny went home very sullen and angry." (Diamonds and Toads)."In 1869 Kate began an important illustration commission - six watercolour designs for Diamonds and Toads, a children's toybook published by Frederick Warne. She used her eighteen-year-old sister Fanny as a model, (let's hope she modeled the younger woman in this watercolor on Fanny and not the older one !!) and took over a year to complete her most ambitious project to date.She earned £36 from the colour printer, Kronheim, for her watercolour designs for Diamonds and Toads.Kate's sister, Fanny married a distant cousin who came from the notorious Dadd family (Richard Dadd had killed his father and lived out his life in a home for the criminally insane and another uncle and his sister had suffered similar illnesses). It seems highly likely that Kate found Richard Dadd's work attractive for his fairies and gnomes published in S.C. Hall's Book of British Ballads (1842) were in a style she had long admired. Moreover, two years after Fanny's marriage into the Dadd family, there was still interest in Richard's work, despite his lengthy confinement. It is interesting to consider Richard Dadd's influence on Kate's early work. For example, a comparison between Richard's 'Passion Series' watercolours of the mid-1850s and Kate's watercolour drawings for Diamonds and Toads, published fifteen years later, is quite revealing. There is a startling similarity of technique, as in the grotesque facial expressions and wide, frightening eyes emphasized by firm outlines. The work of both throughout this period is marked by the continual presence of witches and demonic gnomes. In addition, could Kate perhaps have had Richard in mind when she wrote the following maxims in a notebook found among her papers? 'Great wits to madness sure are near allied, of thin partitions do their bounds divide.Scandal will rub out like dirt when it is dry.There's a skeleton in every house'"."If ever there was a beautiful soul, it was the soul of Kate Greenaway".(Rodney Engen, Kate Greenaway; British Artists. Kate Greenaway. Sixteen Examples in Colour of the Artist's Work).

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Sketchbook of original pen-and-ink cartoons

      N.p., n.d. [ca. 1870]. 4 7/8 x 7 inches. On rectos of 37 leaves. Bound in full olive-green morocco gilt, with black morocco label on upper cover, lettered in gilt: "To Miss. Lou. Bixby./From/'D'Andrassi'". Laid in a velvet lined hinged box composed of alternating lengthwise strips of light- and dark-stained oak, upper cover with four inlaid strips of contrasing light and dark oak forming the initial "L" . Humorous sketches and cartoons by a talented amateur (most probably smitten by Miss Bixby), e.g., "Catching the Early Train" (a man's quick and dignified step becomes a run, then he flies, then he leaps and barely grabs on to the caboose), "Fitzdawdle's Search for Country Board" (a city slicker's vacation in the country ends in disillusionment), a humrous boxing sequence, "A Tale of a Big Watermelon", etc., etc. With a self-portrait by the author/artist on the first page, inscribed "Prof Henri d'Andrassé." In a most unusual presentation American binding and box. Miss Bixby is almost certainly related to the American book collector of Bolton Landing, N.Y., (where the book was acquired), William K. Bixby (1857-1931), President of the American Car and Foundry Company

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        ITALY: POMPEI, NAPOLI, ETC. (BOUND COLLECTION OF 100 LARGE FORMAT ALBUMEN PRINT PHOTOGRAPHS OF ROME)

      Good. c. 1870. Hardcover. Album of 100 19th century albumen photographs of Rome. Mounted photographs of views of the city, ruins, sculptures, and art. Photographs are approximately 9.75" x 7.75". Album is 13.25" x 9.75". Cover has extensive wear, chipping, and losses. Marbled end sheets. Pages with age toning and minor rippling. 34 are of landscapes, cityscapes, and ruins, most of which are by Giorgio Sommer with a few by Mang and Rive. Scenes with people in many of Sommer's images. The remaining 66 are mostly of art with a few of sculptures. Tonal quality of most is Good+ to Very Good. .

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        Capri.

      Napoli, ca. 1870, albumen print, 24,3 x 18,5 cm, on the original mount. Photograph no 1184, with Sommer's early large blindstamp in lower right corner of the mount. KEYWORDS:italy / capri

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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        Corrida de Toros

      Madrid: Baronat y Satorre, n.d. [c. 1870?] - Large, dramatic images, in the highly stylized fashion of Spanish lithography, illustrating the entire course of the fight, from the roundup of the bulls ("Encierro de Los Toros") to the death of the bull and his removal by the mules ("Las Mullilas Sacando al Toro") (BULLFIGHTING) Oblong 4to, 13-3/4 x 17 inches; image size, 7-3/4 x 11-3/4 inches. Chromolithographed title page and 14 chromolithographed plates after paintings by D. Perea. Contemporary cloth-backed boards. Boards a little scuffed, head of spine torn and frayed, plates very good [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        A History of British Birds

      George Bell & Sons, LONDON 1870 - A nice set of the second edition of Morris's History of British Birds. In 6 volumes with original decorative cloth bindings and 365 hand coloured plates as called for. The bindings are all clean with bright gilt pictures of birds to each front board and gilt titles and decoration to spine. There is some wear: volume I has slight cloth splitting at the hinges and splitting at the rear endpaper with rubbing to corners; volumes II, III and IV have very slight pulling to top and bottom of spine and a little rubbing at corners; volume V has very small splits at the top and bottom of the spine; and volume VI has a 1 inch tear at the top of the spine (with no loss) and scuffing at the corners. Internally all have the original endpapers; the first section including the frontispiece is becoming loose on volumes I, II, and III; volume IV is sound but the stitching is looser than on the others. There is a little spotting to some plates and text pages but in general the contents are very clean (looking unread) and the plates are bright and well coloured. A few plates in volume III lack tissue guards and the plate of the Whitethroat is present but detached. Volume 5 has 4 plates present but detached: the Little Stint, Schinz's Sandpiper, Pochard and Polish Swan - and pages 131-134 the same. A few pages have been roughly opened and a few have darkening to edges. Overall the set is complete, with bright bindings and well coloured plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ecbooks]
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        6 LÁMINAS TOROS SIGLO XIX. 6 bonitas láminas en b/n de la colección de las principales suertes de una corrida de toros

      - Año 1870. Tirada sobre papel fuerte color crema. Portada. Lámina Nº I. Salida del toro. Lámina Nº V. Derribo del caballo. Lámina Nº VII. Suerte de banderillas. Lámina X. Entrando a matar. Lámina Nº XI. Muerte del toro. Huella 235 x 155 mm. Medidas totales 270 x 382 mm. Montadas sobre Passe-Partout. [Cada unidad 120 ¿. Todas. 720 ¿]

      [Bookseller: Berrocal Libros Antiguos]
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        FURNESS PAST AND PRESENT ITS HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES

      J. Richardson 1870 - 1st 1870. Very good condition with no wrapper. Two volumes. Large format. 11 x 8.5 inches. Black leather spine and corners. Raised bands, gilt titles to spine. 16 b/w plates, 4 coloured title pages, 50 beautiful colour plates, 2 double-page colour plates, 1 colour map, 1 double-page colour map plus b/w text illustrations. Marbled endpapers and edges. Both volumes have been professionally rebacked with original spines laid down. Some light foxing to plate margins. Overall a very handsome set. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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