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        Illustration zu Ossians Gesängen (Trauernde Malvina)., Radierung.

      Um 1870. - In der Platte bezeichnet "ARunciman inv. & fecit". Feinzeichnender Druck auf China mit der vollen Darstellung und dem Schriftrand. Illustration zu Ossians Gesängen, evt.gehört das Blatt zur Folge mit Radierungen nach Deckengemälden im Penicuik House, Edinburgh. - Runciman studiert zunächst Landschaftsmalerei an der Fronlis Academy in Glasgow. 1767 geht er auf Studienreise nach Rom, wo er besonders die Malerei der Antike, Michelangelos und der römischen Manieristen studiert und sich Füssli, Barry und Hamilton anschließt. Nach seiner Rückkehr erhält Runcimann den Auftrag, für seinen Mäzen, Sir James Clerk of Penicuik, Deckengemälde in dessen Wohnsitz auszuführen. - Lose auf Unterlageblatt montiert, an zwei Ecken mit minimalen Knickspuren. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 13,2 x 8,3 cm (Darstellung), 13,9 x 8,3 cm (Papier).

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        Konvolut von ca. 180 Kriegsdepeschen aus den Jahren 1870 bis 1871. Je ein Blatt pro Depesche. Nicht auf Vollständigkeit überprüft. Format ca. 34 x 23 cm.

      Litfaß, 1870-1871., Berlin, - 30 x 21 cm. Je 1 Blatt pro Depesche. S. Bücher. 5000 g. R1B3. (His). Das Papier ist sehr stark gebräunt und brüchig. Einige Seiten mit erheblichem Papierverlust jedoch kein Textverlust. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Umbras Kuriositätenkabinett]
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        LES CHATS

      J. Rothschild 1870 - 1870. Very good condition with no wrapper. Edition De Luxe, 5th edition. Three-quarter leather binding with raised bands and gilt title to spine. Marbled boards and endpapers. All edges gilt. Full-page illustrations including some in colour. B/w text illustrations. xiv + 332 pages. Bookplate to front pastedown. A few foxspots present. Illustration by Manet missing, as is common with this book. Stitching exposed between half-title and frontis. A nice bright copy. [S] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        Actes et histoire du concile oecuménique de Rome, 1879.

      Abel Pilon,, Paris, 1870 - Otto volumi in-folio (cm. 45), migliaia di pagine di testo. Con moltissime incisioni nel testo e 134 tavole f.t. in litografia (perlopiù a colori). Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezzo marocchino rosso, dorsi a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Piatti con titoli ripetuti e fregi a secco; tagli di testa dorati e sguardie marmorizzate. Ex libris del Visconte Vilain XIV. Solo qualche superficiale segno d'uso ai piatti delle legature, peraltro esemplare fresco, pulito ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Opera monumentale, ordinata da Pio IX e munita di un'iconografia davvero molto interessante che illustra i principali avvenimenti accorsi durante il concilio ecumenico romano del 1879. Assai decorative le tavole a colori con vedute della città di Roma con festeggiamenti, ecc. Elenco dei capitoli: Biographie du souverain-pontife Pie IX, par F. Massi. 2. Le Sacré collège, introd. par Xavier Barbier de Montault. 3. Cérémonies pontificales, par Honoré Fisquet. 4. Histoire des conciles oecuméniques, par Egiste Ceccucci. 5-7. Les pères du concile, par Honoré Fisquet. 8. Célébration du concile., actes, décrets et documents, introd. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. By Lewis Carroll

      Boston: Lee and Shepard, 149, Washington Street, 1870 - A very scarce edition Third American edition and second actually printed in America. 8vo. With 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. 192 pp. Printed at the Press of John Wilson and Son, Cambridge. Original crimson pebbled beveled cloth, gilt, a.e.g., covers rubbed, front joint split, spine with wear [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        FABELEN van . Op Nieuw Naverteld. Uitgave voor de Jeugd.

      Rotterdam: H Nijgh, ca 1870s. - Doré’s Fables in color LA FONTAINE (Jean de). FABELEN van . Op Nieuw Naverteld. Uitgave voor de Jeugd. Rotterdam: H Nijgh, ca 1870s. Complete in two volumes, with 32 chromolithographed plates printed by Emrik & Binger chiefly after designs by Gustave Doré. Small 8vo, 46 - 41pp (scattered light browning); original color pictorial wrapper showing animal characters from the fables (chipped and a bit spotted, first volume with some small repairs). First edition thus, comprising Dutch translations of 40 fables by Jean de La Fontaine, illustrated with smaller color-printed versions of the wood-engraved designs by Gustave Doré done from his magnificent 1867 edition of the fables. Not in Rochambeau. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Battledore Ltd]
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        "Am Waldbach" originales Ölgemälde auf Papier ca.33x44,5cm; auf Karton und dann erneut auf Spanplatte montiert; rechts unten signiert; um 1870

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      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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        MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD

      1870 - DICKENS, Charles. THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD. With Twelve Illustrations by S. L. Fildes, and a Portrait. London: Chapman & Hall, [April - September] 1870. First edition. A total of 14 illustrations, including a portrait of Dickens and a vignette title-page. Octavo. [viii,1]-190,[2] pp. In the original six monthly parts, as issued, in blue paper wrappers. Housed in a green three-quarter leather pull-off case in a green cloth chemise. Wrappers show some general light wear but,some minor expert repair and are very good overall. The front wrap on Part 1 has a small ink spot near one edge and shows a bit more wear than the other wrappers. Almost all advertisements are present, including the rare cork ad in Part 2, lacking only four pages (nos. 7 - 10) of the "Edwin Drood Advertiser" in Part 3 and the eight-page Chapman & Hall catalog in Part 5. Another minor difference, the eight-page Chapman & Hall catalog in Part 1 is not completely unpaginated; pages 2 and 3 are marked as such. Part 6 has the "Eighteenpence" slip pasted over the original price on front wrap as found in the earliest issues. Some plates show mild light foxing. Text leaves are clean. This was Dickens' last work; it was left unfinished at his death in June, 1870. (Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 371-384). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
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        THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD. With Illustrations.

      Chapman & Hall. London.,1870 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (9 x 6 inches). Bound from the original monthly parts, published between April and September 1870. Publishers original blue-green printed wrappers and most of the adverts are bound in. Illustrated with a portrait frontis, which has one small chip to the outer edge and a neat repair to the inner hinge, and 12 plates by S. L. Fildes. Some of the plates have small stain makrs to the margin but not affecting the illustrations. Wrappers lightly rubbed and some edges frayed, a few small chips and marks. Finely bound in contemporary full dark blue crushed morocco. Spine with five raised bands, each decorated with gilt piping. Compartments double ruled, lettered and fully decorated in gilt. Both boards with elaborate floral borders within a single line mitre, all in gilt. The front board also has Dickens name stamped in gilt tp the centre. Board edges and inner board edges all decorated with floral gilt tooling. Dark blue moire silk endpapers. Top dge gilt, the others untrimmed. Binding a little rubed to the extremities but still a very good copy n a fine highly decorative leather binding.: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        The Mystery of Edwin Drood

      London: Chapman & Hall Ltd., 1870. A sharp, well-preserved copy of the 1870 1st edition, in its original 6 parts (including the rare cork advertisement at the rear of pt. II). Original engraved wrappers, all skillfuly and subtly re-backed. Very light soiling to several of the panels and light, inoffensive foxing to stretches of the text. Solidly VG to VG+, running in monthly installments from April thru September 1870. Housed in a custom-made box, with bright gilt-lettering along the spine.. First Edition. Original Wraps. Collectible; Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Diorama of dancers -19th century color lithography

      unknown city, ca 1870. Framed. Very good to fine condition. folioA anonymous, unique composition of what appears to be a company of dancers or actors. Each is posed in a coquettish manner, interacting as a group and looking at the viewer. Each is gayley attired in elaborate harlequin costumes adorned with applied complicated silk ruffles and ties; all are accomplished in similar manner. The outfits vary, but each is adorned with individually mounted pressed metallic flakes to mimic jewels. The figures were produced through color lithography and mounted in relief to give the impression of depth to the scene. The item measures appx. 30 1/4 x 25 3/4 inches without the frame. There is no information available as to its origin. But given the quality of the lithography and subject matter a guess would be French.

      [Bookseller: Palinurus Antiquarian Books ]
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        VISTA GENERAL DESDE ALTABAS.

      - 1870 ca. FOTOGRAFÍA: (ZARAGOZA-PANORAMICA). Madrid: Laurent, s.a. 24 x 100,5 cm. Montada en cartoné. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: SOLER Y LLACH]
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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      Lee and Shepard, Boston 1870 - (iv), 192 pp. Illlustrations by John Tenniel. 7 inches by 5, later full red morocco, gilt borders with floral cornerpieces, raised bands, spine gilt letters and decoration. All edges gilt. Bound by Whitman Bennett of New York. Small bookplate of the writer and poet Eugene Field on front pastedown, and a handwritten notation on the rear flyleaf that this volume came from the library of Eugene Field, and signed by his son Eugene Field II. Spine a bit sunned, very minor wear to extremities, near fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller, ABAA, IOBA]
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        Correspondence Relative to the Recent Disturbances in the Red River Settlement: Presented to Both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty, August, 1870; Copy of All Petitions That Have Been Addressed to Her Majesty or to Her Majesty's Government from the Inhabitants of the Red River District or Other Settlements or Districts Within the Boundaries of British Territories in North America, from 1860 Up to the Present Time.

      William Clowes and Sons, London - 1870, 1st Edition. () Very good. 223 + 12pp. Folio. Modern blue cloth boards. Fine clean copies. Peel 3 - 565, 566. Includes: despatches from the governor, Sir John Young (pages 1-169); despatches from the secretary of state, Earl Granville (170-180); correspondence between the Colonial Office and HBC (181-219); correspondence between the Colonial Office and Sir John Rose (220-223); and Reuter's telegrams (223) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Annalen der Typographie. Centralorgan für die technischen und materiellen Interessen der Presse.

      Leipzig, C. B. Lorck, 1870-78. - 5 Bände. 4 Bde. mit den Jahrgängen 1-5 und 9 (von 9) der Nrn. 1-231 und 391-434 vom 8. Juli 1869 - 5. Dezember 1873 und 2. Februar 1877 - 21. Oktober 1878. Folio. Zahlreiche teils ganzseitige Holzschnitt-Textabbildungen, VIII, 422 S. - (1 Bl.) VII, 403 S. - VIII, S. (405)-832 - VIII, 402, 184 S. - IV, 404 S., VIII (Anzeigen). Halblederbände (Band 9 Halbleinenband) der Zeit (Hintergelenk von Bd. 1 und Vordergelenk von Bd. 3 restauriert). Kirchner 10255. - Sehr seltene Zeitschrift, die ihr Erscheinen zwei Jahre vor der Reichsgründung aufnahm, weder vollständig noch in Teilstücken im Handel nachweisbar. Die Annalen der Typographie der verwandten Künste und Gewerbe bilden eine Fundgrube zur Druck- und Illustrationsgeschichte im deutschen Sprachraum der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Die enorme Bandbreite der behandelten Themen dieser zweispaltig in Antiqua gedruckten Zeitschrift reicht von Berichten über die typographisch-bibliopolische (sic!) Büchersammlung des Börsenvereins deutscher Buchhändler, Geschichte der Buchdruckerkunst in Leipzig mit Faksimiles alter Holzschnitte, in den jedem Heft beigefügten Accidenzien eine Notiz über ein Messbuch der Kaiserin Eugenie mit 'Verzierungen in dem Übergangsstyle vom Schlusse des 15. Jahrhunderts und der Renaissance', ältere und moderne Xylographie, neue Zierschriften, Verweis auf den bis dato unbekannten Maler der von Curmer 1508 veranstalteten Reproduktion des Livre d'heures de la reine Anne de Bretagne (es war Jean Bourdichon), Verbreitung der Buchdruckerkunst im Auslande am Beispiel Italiens mit zahlreichen Schriftproben, Preßgewerbe in England, ein Hinweis auf das Erscheinen von Kuczynskis Katalog mit 3000 Flugschriften Luthers, Urheberrecht an Geisteswerken, Steindruck-Schnellpressen etc. - Sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Hufelandhaus GmbH]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries 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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Buch & Kunst Antiquariat Flotow GmbH]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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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]

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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 .

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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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

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Buch & Kunst Antiquariat Flotow GmbH]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, Ltd. ABAA , ILAB]
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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

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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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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