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        A History of British Birds. Second edition

      London: Bell and Daldy, 1870. Six volumes, quarto, with a total of 365 handcoloured plates; a fine and handsome set in the publisher's gilt decorated green cloth. Each species illustrated with a handcoloured plate. Second edition of the British ornithological opus, with seven additional plates not included in the first edition of 1851-1857. Francis Orpen Morris (1810-1893) exemplified the old generation of naturalist parsons. Devoted to both the ministry of his flock and the feathered members of his parish, Morris was renowned as a good natured and indefatigable fellow. Although in many respects conservative in his views (and staunchly opposed to Darwinism), Morris deserves recognition for his efforts to preserve bird habitats in the British countryside threatened by the industrialisation of agriculture. In 1885 Morris became a founding member of the Plumage League, an organisation devoted to the protection of birds. This set is justly famous for its impressive handcoloured plates; the colouring of this second edition is considered more successful as the plates were printed on pure white paper, unlike the cream tint of the first edition.

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        HISTORIA DE DON CARLOS DE BORBON Y DE ESTE Y SU AUGUSTA FAMILIA

      Manuel Rodriguez Editor. Imprenta de T. Rey. - Madrid. 1870. Holandesa con puntas. 22x15. Contiene un total de 11 Bellas Láminas. 2VOL. 1vol, 969Pág+4h. 2vol, 885Pág+3h. Buen ejemplar. Ref 13 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Augendiätetik. oder die Kunst, das Sehvermögen zu erhalten und zu verbessern. 2. Auflage

      Berlin, Decker, 1870. VIII, 152 S.. Original-Umschlag, Gr.8°. - Hirsch/H. III, 464. - Eine der letzten Publikationen des bedeutenden Ophthalmologen und Leiters der Augenklinik der Berliner Charite in seltener zweiter Auflage, welche noch im Jahr der Erstausgabe erschienen war. In diesem großen Werk hat der berühmte Arzt die Erfahrungen eines langen Augenarztlebens zusammengefasst. - Behandelt werden Nachtblindheit, Augenentzündung der Neugeborenen, scrophulöse Augenentzündungen der Kinder, Hornhautflecken, Kurzsichtigkeit, Weitsichtigkeit, Schielen etc. - Johann Christian Jüngken (1793-1875) war Schüler von Langenbeck und Himly, in Berlin Assistent an der Klinik Carl Ferd. v. Graefes und später Lehrer von dessen Sohn Albrecht; seit 1828 Leiter der neugegründeten Klinik für Augenkrankheiten am Charite-Krankenhaus, der er 40 Jahre vorstand. Der Prof. der Chirurgie und Augenheikunde leitete seit 1841 auch als Nachfolger Rusts die chirurg. Klinik an der Charite. 'Als Augenarzt war J. viele Jahre hindurch für den Norden Deutschlands die berühmteste Persönlichkeit.' (Hirsch/H.). - Unbeschnittenes, sauberes Expl., nur Umschlag etwas stockfl..

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        Unter den Linden (Von der Universität über die Neue Wache, Zeughaus, Altes Museum bis zum Berliner Dom.).

      . Aquarell v. Udo Herbig, um 1870, 12,7 x 89,2. Mit hübscher Figurenstaffage und vielen Kutschen vor den Gebäuden. - Alt passepartouriert. - Schöne Darstellung eines Teiles der "Linden".

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        DIE VOLKER DER SUDSEE. Die Mikronesier und Nordwestlichen Polynesier(a); Die Polynesier, Melanesier,Australier, und Tasmanier(b)

      1870, 1872, Leipzig 1870 - (a) xxiv, 230 pages. (b) xxii, 829 pages. Later cloth cover, gilt titles. This is part of the six volume series, Antropologie der Naturvolker, of which this work is Volume 5, Part 2, and Volume 6. Taylor, p. 61; Catalog of the South Pacific Collection, University of California, Santa Cruz, p. 417 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Moore's Irish Melodies - In Commemoration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth Of The Poet

      John G. Murdoch, London, England, No date. Leather Bound. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. With the Celebrated and Unsurpassed Symphonies and Accompaniments of Sir John Stevenson, Mus. Doc., and Sir Henry Bishop. Illustrated by twenty original steel engravings, After W. P. Frith, R.A., A. Elmore, R.A. & with a Biography of Thomas Moore and An Essay on the Music Of Ireland. Circa 1870. Full brown morocco. All engravings with tissue guards. Gilted page edges. Rebound. Corners bumped, back cover rubbed and wear at edges otherwise in very good condition. Inscription to previous owner on half title page along with another owner dated 1995. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Rare & Collectible::Rare & Collectible; Music; Music::Sheet Music; Antiques & Collectables; Rare & Collectible. Inventory No: 002129. .

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        19th Century Album of Attractive Original Chinese Watercolours on ' Rice Paper ' or Pith Paper. The Chinese ' Aristocracy ' At Leisure

      China: Unknown. Good with no dust jacket. c.1870. None given. Hardcover. Bound in the Original, Water- coloured illustrated, soft Silk covered boards. A Large Horizontal Album measuring 41 cms x 27 cms (16" x 10.5"). Covers are lightly stained/dusty, the silk at the edges is a little frayed here and there at the extremities, and both boards are detached - NO spine (I presume the spine was silk and has perished over time? ) , but the watercolours on the covers are bright and the covers are delightful and worth framing in their own right! . NO date given. Probably Mid to Late NINETEENTH Century, but could be as early as the1820s - the covers are certainly more Early 19th Century than later? . NO inscriptions or artist names/dates given. The style and subject matter are typical of export paintings made for export to a Western market or for foreign visitors to Canton’s markets during the late Qing Dynasty in the early to mid 19th century. The Album consists of 12 FINE WATERCOLOURS of the Chinese 'Aristocracy', together with their family and servants, 'at leisure' - playing instruments; playing chequers, smoking, dressing, playing with the children; etc, etc, all on delicate 'rice'/pith paper with silk ribbon borders. The first image is lacking 2 sides of the silk border and has a little loss to the fore-edge border with some splits to the paper, needing repairs, but nothing that can't be closed/repaired - carefully! . Of the remaining 11 images one has some loss to the blank front bottom corner, some have have some more minor cracks as usual, with the odd hole or track to mainly only the blank/edge sections of the paper, and two plates have lost one ribbon border each, but overall each illustration is bright, clean and VG. Very Attractive, Bright Watercolours and a Very Decorative album. See Images. The First (slightly damaged) plate is shown as Image 5. Further detail/images on request. ; Oblong Folio 13" - 23" tall .

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        Epistolae Indicae in quibus luculenta extat descriptio rerum nuper in India Orientali praeclarè gestarum à theologis societatis Jesu: ...(Colophon: Dillingen, Sebald Mayer, 1563). Small 8vo (15.5 x 10.5 cm). With 2 woodcut decorated initials (and 1 repeat) showing scenes with people, including a martyr being thrown into a well. Contemporary limp vellum (given a reddish-brown surface stain), leather thong ties.

      De Backer & Sommervogel I, cols. 996-997; Bucker, Bibl. d. deutschen Drucke des XVI Jhts. I, Dillingen, p. 101, no. 172; Index Aureliensis 114322; Lach & Van Kley I, p. 431; VD 16, B-2149; W. van Nieuwenhoff, Gaspar Berse of de Nederlandsche Franciscus Xavierius (1870). First edition, in the original Latin, of two letters written in 1549 and 1551 by the Jesuit missionary Gaspar Berse (1515-1553) from Hormuz Island in the Gulf. They give a detailed account of the Malabar and Coromandel coasts in western and southern India, from the Gulf to Ceylon, and of Ceylon itself, especially concerning the Jesuit mission for the region. It was published posthumously by Sebald Mayer, the first printer in Dilingen, where he worked from 1550 to 1576. Berse, sometimes called "the Dutch Saint Francis Xavier", sent the two letters to his fellow Jesuits in Coimbra, Portugal in December 1549 and in 1551. They provided many Europeans with their first "modern" description of India and Ceylon.Some of the types were cut by Peter Schoeffer the younger, others by Guyot and Tavernier in Antwerp, Schoefer's 1537 italic used for the 17-page dedicatory preface, being the first (after one uninfluential predecessor) to use sloped capitals. It displaced Aldine-style italics through much of Europe and served as model for more elegant italics that set the style still used today.With a lovely 1574 inscription in reddish-brown ink in an Italian-style hand, mentioning the Count of Helfenstein in Gundelfingen in Swabia. In very good condition, with the spine somewhat faded.

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        Album mit 14 Original-Fotografien.

      (Um 1870).. 16x12 cm. Rotes Ldr.-Album der Zeit mit Silber-Kanten, Schliesse und erhöhtem Wappenumriss auf dem Vorderdeckel, Ganzgold schnitt.. 2 x Vierwaldstättersee. 5. Sept. 1872. - Rigi-Panorama. Sept. 1872. - Rigi-Bahn. - Tellskappelle, Axenstrasse. - Luzern, Löwen denk mal. 4. Sept. 1872. - Luzern. 4. Sept. 1872.Staubbach, Lau ter brunnen (1872). - Grindewald, Gletschergrotte. - Interlaken und Jungfrau. - Eidgen. Schützemfest Schaffhausen 1865. - 2 Ansich ten von Paris und 1 Ansicht aus Konstanz? - Mit weiteren leeren Bl. für 16 Fotografien. - Passepartout-Ränder teils etwas fleckig, schönes Exemplar

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        Carte de Visite photograph of an Australian cricket team

      Hamilton (Victoria): Dawson, circa, 1870. Small carte de visite photograph, 102 x 62 mm., embossed in blind lower left; very good. Wonderful formal photograph of an Australian cricket team from rural Victoria circa 1870, all twelve men posed casually in their whites, although one is wearing a candy-stripe jacket and another - the only man holding a cricket bat - is in a dark coat. Patrick Dawson may have been active by the early 1850s, but it is certain that by 1866 he had his own photographic studios in Grey Street, Hamilton and Liebig Street, Warnambool, because he gave both addresses when exhibiting at the 1866 Melbourne Intercolonial Exhibition. Around that time Hamilton became his main studio. The Dictionary of Australian Art suggests that Dawson was out of business by 1872. 'At Warrnambool in October 1867 the members of the Aboriginal cricket team about to tour England were individually photographed by Dawson together with their white managers. Only five of the thirteen Aborigines were posed in cricket flannels or holding bat or ball (and one of them did not sail to England); the rest were clad in ludicrously inappropriate athletics outfits and posed with boomerangs, spears and spear throwers, clubs and shields. The Europeans managing the team, on the other hand, were dressed in exemplary fashion: one as a (non-playing) cricketer, the second as a business manager (taken later seated in a studio) and the third as a gent in a top hat with bat tucked casually under his arm' (DAAO). It seems likely that the present image relates to the photographer Dawson's more famous portraits of the Indigenous Australian cricket team, taken before they toured England in 1867, and it is interesting to compare those portraits with the present team shot, which shows a local Victorian eleven. The figure in the foreground of this photograph bears a more than passing resemblance to one of the white managers photographed by Dawson as part of the Aboriginal tour, and such a connection seems very likely given the confluence of timing.

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        Album der Brenner-Bahn. Leporello-Album mit 22 Ansichten in Photolithographie.

      . ( Ohne Verlags- , Orts- und Erscheinungsjahr - offenbar um 1870 nach Eröffnung der Brennerbahn erschienen ). Die Ansichten zeigen: Der Sillfall im Berg Isel - Tunnel am Berg Isel ( rückwärts ) - Das Silltal - Die Stephansbrücke- Arnwaldtunnel - Arnwaldtunnel - Matrei - Tunnel und Schloss Matrei - Steinach - St. Jodock - Kehrtunnel St. Jodock - Brenner See - Pfitscher Wasserfall - Brenner-Post - Brenner-Bad - Gossensass - Sterzing - Die Franzensfeste - Brixen - Klausen - Blumau - Blumau - Parthie Kuntersweg .- Bozen. Die Tafeln in einem reicht goldgeprägten dunkelroten Ohln-Album, Quer12° ( 8,5 x 13,5 cm ). Einband berieben, Ecken etwas bestoßen, innen von guter Erhaltung. Insgesamt guter, dekorativer Zustand - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 100 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        Marseille tarot cards

      Rare Tarot deck of cards. ca. 1870. [Geneva]. Francois Gassman. Seventy-eight woodblock cards with stencilled colour. 115 mm x 62 mm.The set comprises four suits of fourteen (Italian suits), each with pip cards 1-10 (two of coins with imprint), four full-length court cards, and twenty-two trump cards, courts and trumps with French titles, some cards with Roman numerals, orange versos with diagonal wavy line and dot pattern in black, square corners.Provenance: from the collection of Jaime Ortiz Patiño (1930 ?" 2013), one of the foremost collections of playing cards ever assembled, mainly of the 18th and 19th centuries; his was one of the largest since the dispersal of Lady Charlotte Schreiber?s collection in the 19th century, now in the British Library.

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        Gesamtans., von Posilippo aus, "Nel Golfo di Napoli" ( verso mit Bleistift ).

      . Gouache v. G. Gianni, um 1870, 31 x 48,5. Blick von Posilippo aus. im Vordergrund rechts ein Fischerboot. Links Blick zur Stadt Neapel, mittig Blick zum Vesuv. In leuchtendem alten Gouachenkolorit. - Gouache auf Papier, alt auf einen Untersatzkarton montiert. - Unten links signiert: G. Gianni .

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        Robert E. Lee, in the final year of his life, signs and inscribes a photograph to the daughter of a Charleston merchant who hosted a reception in the general's honor

      Photograph Signed "R E Lee", and again, signed and inscribed on the verso to "Miss Emily M. Bennett with the regards of R E Lee, Charleston, 27 Apl 1870". Both signatures are accomplished on a 2.5" x 4" carte-de-visite bust portrait of an older Lee by Alexander Gardner, with Gardner's printed credit on verso. Some light soiling to albumen, gold ruling rubbed with some losses, verso toned, else very good condition.Lee signed and inscribed the photograph to Emily M. Bennett, the sixteen year old daughter of prominent Charleston merchant William Jefferson Bennett. On the evening of April 27, 1870, Bennett hosted an elaborate reception for the aging general at his Charleston home. According to period accounts, guests included two former Confederate Treasury Secretaries, Christopher Memminger and George Trenholm, and an assortment of other dignitaries, including a U.S. District Judge. During the festivities, Lee was reported to have remarked, "'It is so grateful to se

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        Album von Eisleben.

      Eisleben, Machnert, ca. 1870.. Erinnerungs-Blätter gezeichnet und lithographiert. Mit 10 losen Tafeln, bedruckte Originalmappe, 13,5 x 18,5 cm,. Die Mappe teils stockfleckig, die Tafeln sauber.

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        The Washerwoman

      Melbourne: c.1870-, 1875. Oil on canvas on board, 31 x 46 cm; handsomely framed. Buvelot's tranquil study of figures in landscape. A tranquil and sunny landscape typical of the best painting of Louis Buvelot. Buvelot arrived in Melbourne in 1865, where his interest in landscape inspired the next generation of Australian Heidelberg artists: Roberts, Streeton and McCubbin. 'What the work of M Corot is to France', reads the foreword to the Melbourne catalogue of the Intercolonial Exhibition of 1875, 'that M. Buvelot is to Australia…'. A pioneer of plein air impressionism, he is known as the father of Australian landscape painting. Holding a pre-eminent place in the late colonial art of Australia, he painted the familiar, and especially the valleys and streams near his Melbourne home. Just before his death at his Fitzroy home in 1888 the Argus newspaper noted that Buvelot 'has caused us to look upon our sylvan scenery with something like a new sense of vision'. Provenance: private Sydney collection, acquired more than thirty years ago from Artarmon Galleries.

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        Bibliothek der Kirchenväter. Auswahl der vorzüglichsten patristischen Werke in deutscher Ãœbersetzung. Sammlung / Konvolut von 56 Bänden der Reihe (Ambrosius 1-2 / Melito, Sulpicius Severus .../ Apostolische Constitutionen und Canonen / Apostolische Väter Ignatius und Polycarp / Athanasius 1-2 / Aurelius Augustinus 1-8 / Basilius 1-3 / Briefe der Päpste 1-7 / Cassianus 1-2 / Chrysostomus 1-10 / Clemens von Alexandrien / Cyprian 1-2 / Cyrillus von Jerusalem / Cyrillus von Alexandria / Ephraim-Ephräm von Syrien 1-3 / Eusebius 1-2 / Gedichte der syrischen Kirchenväter / Gregor der Große 1-2 / Gregor von Nazianz 1-2 / Gregor von Nyssa 1-2 / Ephiphanius, Laktantius... / Hieronymus 1-2 / Hilarius / Johannes von Damaskus, Salvianus... / Irenäus 1-2 / Griechische Liturgien / Leo der Große / Makarius / Origines 1-3 / Petrus Chrysologus / Tertullian 1-2 / Theodoretus / Zeno von Verona / 2 Bände Generalregister).

      Kösel, Kempten ca. 1870-1886.. Kl.-8°, Halbleder-Einbände der Zeit,. Bibliotheksexemplar mit Rückenschild und Stempeln (entwidmet), Einbände etwas berieben und bestoßen, Leder der Rücken mit Abrieb / abfärbend, Papier gebräunt und teils braun-/stockfleckig, einige wenige Bände mit Bleistiftanstreichungen (insbesondere die Augustinusbände), ansonsten ordentlich erhalten,

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        Flying Squadron on the Derwent River

      Hobart, 1870. Stereoscope, card mount measuring 175 x 83mm., both images in excellent condition, blank rear face flecked. Rare stereoscopic photograph of the Royal Navy "Flying Squadron" on their visit to the Derwent River in January 1870. The Flying Squadron, under the command of Rear Admiral Hornby, was a travelling display of British naval supremacy which visited Sydney and Melbourne before arriving in Hobart on 2 January 1870. Although unarmed, the fleet played a role in asserting British naval power in the farther corners of the empire. This remarkable stereogram, captured from Government House overlooking the Derwent River, depicts five of the fleet vessels at anchor. This image is attributable to Hobart-based commercial photographer, grocer and entrepreneur Samuel Clifford (1827-1890). Clifford arrived in Tasmania from London in 1848 and quickly established himself as an industrious photographer and associate of innovative Hobart based stereographer Thomas J. Nevin. Clearly, Clifford was well established commercially before the visit of the Flying Squadron: an advertisement in the Tasmanian Almanac for 1869 boasts over 1,000 photographic views for sale available in album, cabinet and stereogram formats, including a deluxe suite celebrating the visit of the Duke of Edinburgh to Hobart in 1868. Although unsigned, and although this actual image does not appear to be otherwise recorded in Australian institutional holdings, Clifford was certainly the most prominent photographer associated with the visit of the Flying Squadron to Tasmanian waters, and the style of the present image accords well with known photographs by him. The collection of Sir William Crowther donated to the State Library of Tasmania, for example, contains several early photographs of the Flying Squadron by Clifford Samuel from a number of vantage points including Government House, the Domain, Rosny and Hobson's Bay. By the same token the pencil note to the rear, although partially obscured, appears to be in the same hand as at least one other similar scene (compare, for example, the inscription to the lower margin of the image in the Crowther collection also taken from the hillcrest at Government House).

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        Liber Fluviorum; or River Scenery of France... Descriptive Letterpress by Leitch Ritchie... Biographical Sketch by Alaric A. Watts

      London: circa, 1870. Large thick octavo, with 61 fine steel-engraved views including a vignette title-page; a very good copy in contemporary red morocco ornately gilt, gilt edges. First edition in this form: another edition appeared in 1857. Turner's illustrations and Ritchie's text first appeared in slightly different form in 1833, 1834, & 1835 in three volumes that came to be known as Turner's Annual Tours; the plates were reissued in 1837 as Rivers of France; and finally this fullest version was published in 1853 as Liber Fluviorum. Turner's marvellous plates confirm Gordon Ray's verdict that he 'achieved his best landscapes on steel in this series…' (The Illustrator and the Book in England, 16). This version also contains the very useful biography of the artist, one of the first produced after his death and including the controversial terms of his will.

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        "Total-Ansicht von Hannover." Lithographie mit Tonplatte. Bei Jänecke in Hannover. Um 1870. 44:54 cm. - Mehrere restaurierte Risse im weißen Papierrand.

      Hannover: Jänecke, 1870. Ãœber der Gesamtansicht Ansicht der Neustadt, beide umgeben von 21 Einzelansichten in Bordüren, darunter der Bahnhof, das Schloß, das Hoftheater, der Tivoli, die Kreuzkirche, die Neustädter und Aegidienkirche, die Große Fontaine, Herrenhausen und Monbrillant. - Sehr dekoratives und überaus seltenes Blatt..

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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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        AN ORIGINAL VINTAGE WATERCOLOR & DRAWING BOOK, illustrated with 43 original works of art, including landscapes, portraits, and drawings of dogs, vintage photographs, and a simple collage

      [Possibly Scottish, or Australian], 19th Century, [1870].. [1870].. Good. - Quarto, 11-1/8 inches high by 9-1/4 inches wide. Bound in decorative black leather with both covers illustrated with a cherub embossed within an elaborately decorated oval frame centered within floral and formal embossed panels. The edges of the covers, joints and corners are heavily rubbed and the leather is splitting along the top and bottom of the front joint. All edges are gilt. 72 leaves of heavy stock of different textures and colors, upon which are mounted 43 original watercolors and drawings, photographs and a collage preceded by a decoratively framed ownership page upon which the name "Marion Hislop" is penned in red and blue in a calligraphic hand further enhanced by drawings of leaves and vines opposite a vintage photograph of an artist. The front hinge is cracked and a couple of the pages are detached. Good. <p>This Victorian period album is illustrated with the following art work:<p>A vintage photograph serving as frontispiece pictures an artist at work. Attired in a heavy dark wool three-piece suit, the artist is seated on a block next to an urn perched at the top of a taller column. Shown in three-quarter profile with his paint board and brushes held in his left hand, another brush ready in his right, the artist faces his easel upon which sits a painting in process. The four corners of the 8 inch high by 6-1/4 inch wide photo are evenly clipped and the portrait is mounted onto creamy white stock. This frontispiece leaf is detached from the album. (The artist is later depicted in a watercolor also present in this book.)<p>1. A delicate 2 inch high by 3-1/2 inch wide watercolor illustration of a rose centered between blue and yellow flowers painted in the center of a 7-3/4 inch high by 7-1/8 inch wide sheet of white stock with a floral lace outer frame.<p>2. An original softly hued black & white photograph of a bearded man, seated next to a mantle and attired in what might be Greek Orthodox robes and head covering. The photograph, now faded, is mounted on pink stock with a printed purple decorative frame.<p>3. A finished pencil drawing of a flowering branch bearing fruit beautifully drawn in shades of gray and black on a 10-1/8 inch high by 8-1/8 inch wide sheet of white stock mounted on gray paper.<p>4. A wonderful watercolor landscape in shades of brown, white and charcoal, with a mule and cattle resting near a shrub in the foreground as a possibly nude man sits by the water as another bathes in it. A small sail boat or fishing vessel approaches the cliffs beyond. Ruins of fortified walls or castles line the rugged cliffs in the background.<p>5. A watercolor in shades of brown, black & white illustrating a figure in medieval men&#39;s garment leaning in the arch of a door viewed through yet another arch. Vines adhere to the top of the arch with a window at left and stone tiled floor. A carafe or kettle sits on a table beneath the window. The 4-3/4 inch high by 4 inch wide watercolor is mounted on thick cream stock.<p>6. A 4-1/2 inch high by 7-1/4 inch wide watercolor landscape in shades of brown, black & white depicting seagulls flying above a body of water towards 2 rocks jutting from the bare land in the foreground. The sun rises at right dispersing the clouds and mist at left. One lone bird perches on the top of a rock. The watercolor is mounted on heavy cream stock.<p>7. A 4-1/2 inch high by 6 inch wide ink & watercolor drawing of 3 women in medieval garments. One is seated in a field, reading from a book as 2 others, seated at her side, look on. Trees are in the background at right. The top is cut in the shape of an arch and the drawing is mounted on light pink stock.<p>8. A fine, finished pencil drawing of a dog&#39;s head in profile, possibly a Borzoi with its long sleek muzzle and short drooping ears. 4-3/8 inches high by 6-1/4 inches wide, the drawing is inscribed "To Aunt Marion / from Carry Markam[?]". Mounted on light pink stock.<p>9. A finished pen & ink drawing of a rough coated furry dog, pictured from the waist up, sleeping calmly on his side. The 3- 3/4 inch high by 4-1/2 inch wide drawing was once folded vertically near the right side of the sheet. Mounted onto heavy cream stock, the drawing is slightly soiled with stains showing through from the glue applied to the verso of the corners.<p>10. A finished pencil drawing of a dog, possibly a golden retriever pup, sleeping in a curled up position. The 4- 1/2 inch high by 6-3/4 inch wide drawing is slightly soiled with some creasing at right. Mounted onto cream stock, there are stains showing through from the glue applied to the verso of the corners.<p>11. A black & white ink & watercolor drawing on 4-3/8 inch high by 3-1/2 in wide tan art paper. The portrait is of a young woman with long black hair in Victorian attire. She is portrayed from the hips up in quarter profile looking toward the artist. Mounted on heavy gray stock.<p>12. A simple attractive pencil & ink drawing of a flower with stem & leaf on 6-1/4 inch high by 4- 1/4 inch wide cream stock. Mounted on heavy gray stock, the drawing is soiled at the corners.<p>13. A pen & ink silhouette drawing of a man in a top hat, pictured in profile from the chest up. Drawn on 5 inch high by 3- 3/8 inch wide heavy cream stock. Mounted onto gray stock, the edges of the drawing are soiled.<p>14. A wonderful pencil, ink & watercolor landscape drawing of a bay along the coast of Newcastle, Australia. The 5-1/2 inch high by 7-1/2 inch wide drawing depicts a few houses, well concealed by the vegetation along the shore of the bay. Mounted onto heavy cream stock with glue along the verso of the right edge, this beautifully executed finished drawing is annotated on the verso: "Looking in the direction of Sidney from the Hill above Newcastle, N.S.W. / A Scrap from my sketch book for my dear Aunt". The drawing is slightly foxed with a light vertical crease down the center.<p>15 and 16. Two fine, finished, pen & ink drawings mounted one above the other on heavy gray stock. Mounted at the top is a wonderfully executed drawing of a young man seated in the foreground at right next to his spitz-like dog. A long fishing pole rests in the crook of his arm. Mountains rise in the background above a lake. A rock outcrop reaches into the waters at left and ferns are hinted at at the right. This 4-1/2 inch high by 7-1/8 inch wide drawing is mounted above a 3-3/4 inch high by 3-1/2 inch wide pen & ink drawing of a woman seated in a nook at the summit of a hill. Mountains or hills are viewed in the background. A child lies at her side, head resting on her thigh as the woman reads a book which lies open in her lap. A watermark is embossed at lower left of the sheet.<p>17 and 18. Two evocative watercolors in shades of charcoal, brown, black & white are mounted one above the other on the verso of the sheet upon which are also mounted the previous 2 works of art. The first, a 3-3/4 inch high by 5 inch wide image depicts a castle rising from a hillock at top left. A break in the dark clouds above reveals a hint of sheep or cattle descending a trail with a finely drawn shepherd, long staff over his shoulder, leading his flock. Light reflects from the waters of a stream which is framed by a lush tree at right. This drawing is mounted above another 3-3/4 inch high by 5 inch watercolor of 2 women standing at the summit of a mountain, with even higher cloud shrouded peaks rising in the background.<p>19. A brightly colored watercolor painting on a 6 inch high by 5-1/4 inch wide sheet of heavy art paper depicts 3 persons, brightly attired in medieval garments, on a single straight sail boat. The man at the rear handles a long rudder while the one at front, holding a long spear, stands by the sail. They, and a smaller figure seated at center, look up towards a castle rising above the cliff rising from the waters at left. In the background, the sun rises above a layer of clouds. This handsome watercolor is mounted within a frame embossed in blind at the center of heavy white stock which is apparently designed for such a purpose.<p>20. A lovely pastel shade watercolor of pink roses with buds and leaves on its thorny stem. Painted on a 6-1/4 inch high by 5-1/4 inch wide sheet of creamy white paper and mounted within a frame embossed in blind at the center of heavy gray stock which is apparently designed for such a purpose.<p>21. A superb watercolor of two diminutive people standing on a rock outcropping next to a pond. Trees gently shade a man fishing along the right bank of the lake. Those perched on the outcropping look out at the advance of heavy white clouds. The 4 inch high by 6-1/4 inch wide painting is mounted within a frame embossed in blind at the center of heavy creamy white stock which is apparently designed for such a purpose.<p>22. A delicate colorful watercolor of a brightly attired Chinese woman painted on a preserved dried leaf. The 5-3/4 inch high by 4-1/2 inch wide brown leaf is mounted within a frame embossed in blind at the center of heavy pink stock which is apparently designed for such a purpose.<p>23. A fine finished pencil drawing of a mansion partially hidden by a wall of bushes and trees. Viewed from across a pond along opposite shores of which 2 people are strolling. Trees in the foreground fame the image. Drawn on 5-1/4 inch high by 6-1/4 inch wide card stock, the art work is mounted within a frame embossed in blind at the center of heavy pink stock which is apparently designed for such a purpose.<p>24. A fine finished pencil drawing of houses with thatched roofs lining a dirt road along a lake. Trees offer shade at the left and a stone bridge with central towers can be viewed in the distance. A sailboat gently makes it way up the lake. The 3 1-2/ inch high by 5 inch wide drawing is mounted on the verso of the center of heavy pink stock which served as mat for the prior drawing.<p>25. A lovely watercolor of a purple and white petunia with a bud and leaves on its stem. Brightly painted on 6-1/4 inch high by 5-1/4 inch wide card stock, the painting is mounted within a frame embossed in blind at the center of heavy gray stock which is apparently designed for such a purpose.<p>26. A fine finished pencil drawing of a turreted stone building along a grassy path leading to the castle which can be seen far in the background. Along the path a horseman is seen conversing with a farmer. A tall tree next to a fence frames the left side of the drawing and a sailboat can be seen traveling on a lake that can be glimpsed behind the building. The 2-1/2 inch high by 3-3/4 inch wide drawing on 5-1/4 inch high by 6-1/2 inch wide card stock is mounted within a frame embossed in blind at the center of heavy gray stock which is apparently designed for such a purpose.<p>27. A delicate watercolor drawing in pastel shades depicts a young girl in a white gown with light pink scarf on her head framed by an oval arch. The 4- 7/8 inch high by 3-3/4 inch wide painting is mounted within a frame embossed in blind at the center of heavy light pink stock which is apparently designed for such a purpose.<p>28. A fine finished pencil drawing of a two-story house with a thatched roof and tall chimney sitting on a hill overlooking farm buildings in the distance. Two small figures are glimpsed nest to trees at the side of the house. The 2-1/2 inch high by 3-3/4 inch wide drawing on 5-1/4 inch high by 6-1/4 inch wide card stock is mounted within a frame embossed in blind at the center of heavy gray stock which is apparently designed for such a purpose.<p>29. A watercolor portrait of a man with wavy reddish-brown hair and beard pictured from the waist up in formal attire. The man appears to be the same one whose photograph serves as frontispiece to this abum. Attired in a fine gray jacket over white shirt and creamy white vest with a black silk bow tie and a black silk kerchief showing in the jacket&#39;s waist pocket, wire rim glasses perched on his nose, the man glances off into the distance. The 4-3/4 inch high by 4 inch wide painting is mounted within a frame embossed in blind at the center of heavy white stock which is apparently designed for such a purpose.<p>30. A watercolor portrait in shades of brown, charcoal, and white of a young woman or girl with short wavy hair seated in front of a tree. Attired in a white dress with black silk sash at her waist, the young lady&#39;s right hand reaches up gently to a bird perched on her right shoulder. Her other arm is draped around what could either be a bench or stone outcropping. The 5 inch high by 3-7/8 inch wide painting is mounted within a frame embossed in blind at the center of heavy white stock which is apparently designed for such a purpose.<p>31. A vintage photograph of a man with bagpipes seated in a small carriage or cart drawn by two medium-small dogs who are lying down posing for the picture. This 4-7/8 inch high by 6-5/8 inch wide photograph is quite faded with some light foxing. The photo is mounted on the verso of the mat upon which is mounted the previous watercolor.<p>32. A fine black & white pen & ink drawing of a seated woman with a billowing white dress over a petticoat. Pictured in three quarter profile from the back with her black hair in a bun at the back and loose at the side, she reads a book held in her left hand. The 6 inch high by 4-1/2 inch wide drawing is mounted on heavy gray stock.<p>33. A finished pencil & ink drawing of a flower with its stem & leaves, a bud and another partially opened flower on 9-12 inch high by 7-3/4 inch wide stiff cream card stock. The drawing is mounted on heavy gray stock.<p>34. A brilliant watercolor of 2 bright red roses on their stem. Green leaves and a couple of buds are strongly depicted with realism, even to the point of showing light insect damage to a couple of the leaves. Beautifully painted on 7-1/2 inch high by 5 inch wide cream art paper, the painting is mounted on glossy white stock with a gilt decorated border.<p>35. A sienna toned watercolor of medieval buildings on a point of land projecting out into the waters. The buildings&#39; spires reach out into the sky. The 3-1/2 inch high by 6-1/2 inch wide painting is mounted onto the verso of the previous page.<p>36. A brightly colored collage of three bright watercolors of butterflies, cut out and mounted onto 5-3/4 inch by 5-3/4 inch heavy stock, itself mounted onto heavy cream stock.<p>37. A sienna-toned photograph of a young girl in a white frilly dress standing in front of a floral backdrop of a studio&#39;s set. The 7-3/4 inch high by 5-3/4 inch wide photograph is mounted onto heavy cream stock. The photograph is faded and spotted.<p>38. A finished pencil drawing of a flower on 9-3/8 inch high by 7-1/8 card stock mounted onto heavy cream stock.<p>39. Two sienna -toned photographs, one of a young bearded man, the other of a woman in a garden. The woman is wearing a white head scarf. Mounted on heavy cream stock, the photos are faded and slightly spotted.<p>40. A dried, pressed feathery flower on its twig-like stem is mounted at the center of a heavy pink stock with a printed decorative frame. This dried flower was likely from a vine-like plant. <p>41. A finished graphite drawing of 3 flowers on a stem, each in different phases of maturity, executed on 7 inch high by 3-3/8 inch wide white paper mounted on heavy gray stock.<p>42 and 43. Two evocative watercolors in shades of charcoal, brown, black & white are mounted one above the other on heavy gray stock. The first, a 3-1/2 inch high by 4-3/4 inch wide image depicts 2 women standing at the summit of a mountain, with even higher cloud shrouded peaks rising in the background and a ray of sun appearing to light trees in a valley below. This drawing is mounted above a fine delicate 2-3/4 inch high by 2-3/8 inch watercolor of a woman in profile, pictured from the hip up against dark clouds, her long hair and white silky dress blown by the wind.

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        Resultate aus Astronomischen und Magnetischen Beobachtungen auf einer Fünfmonatlichen Reise von St. Petersburg über Sibirien und die Mongolei nach Peking in den Jahren 1867 und 1868" [in] Meteorologicheskii Sbornik [Russian series title]: Repertorium für Meteorologie Heraugeben von der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften

      Saint Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1870. Large quarto, with a single chromolithographic plate of cloud formations, four engraved plates of scientific instruments, three large folding tables and set of blank meteorological observation slips bound in (comprising 16 smaller leaves); an excellent copy in contemporary decorated full green calf, moiré endpapers, all edges gilt. Overland from Saint Petersburg to Peking. Rare Russian printing of an overland journey from Saint Petersburg to Peking. Russia maintained a meteorological service in China since 1841, as part of the Russian Orthodox Mission based in Peking. In 1849 the service was expanded and moved to the grounds of the Russian Embassy, although the recording of scientific data remained intermittent for many years. In 1867 the service came under the supervision of the Academy of Science in St. Petersburg, who dispatched Dr. Hermann Fritsche to Peking as the new director. Fritsche (1839-1913) travelled extensively in the first years of his appointment, and the article offered here records his journey from St. Petersburg to Peking, traversing the vast steppe country of northern China and Mongolia in the process. The article documents his work in determining geographical, astronomical and magnetic points en route (including observations of Kyakhta, Urga and Kalgan). Fritsche remained in Peking for the next 16 years, during which time he travelled extensively and established observation stations in provincial China. In 1877 he published in Shanghai The Climate of Eastern Asia, the first substantial thesis on the subject. Aside from his efforts in establishing scientific meteorology in China, Fritsche&#39;s travels assisted in the accurate mapping of northern China and eastern Mongolia. Fritsche&#39;s article was included in the first issue of the meteorological journal Meteorologicheskii Sbornik, here offered in its entirety with the full complement of blank folding tables and paper slips for recording data in the field. Meteorologicheskii Sbornik was published under the direction of the Swiss physicist Heinrich von Wild (1833-1902) who assumed directorship of the General Physical Observatory in Saint Petersburg in 1868. Under Wild&#39;s supervision a modern meteorological system was introduced throughout the Russian Empire and beyond. Indeed, the improvement of the Peking station and Fritsche&#39;s appointment reflect Wild&#39;s aspiration for a continental approach to data collection. Printed in both in Russian and German, Meteorologicheskii Sbornik was published by the Imperial Academy of Sciences at Saint Petersburg between 1870-1894 and totals 23 volumes. On the Russian observatory at Peking see MacKeown Early China Coast Meteorology (Hong Kong University Press 2011).

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        DIARIO DE SESIONES DE LAS CORTES CONSTITUYENTES - DIARIO DE SESIONES DEL MES DE MARZO DE 1870 - DE LA SESION 229 A LA SESION 252 -

      - 1870, Numeros encuadernados en tapa dura con piel en el lomo, 32x12, 2700 gramos, buen estado

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        Mit vorzüglicher Beachtung der Alterthümer und Denkwürdigkeiten, als: Burgen, Schlösser, Kirchen ... 33 Lieferungen der Reihe mit 33 gestochenen Tafeln.

      (Graz, A. Leykams Erben, 1870).. Querformat (17 x 28 cm). Jedes Heft mit 4 bis 8 Seiten Textbeschreibung und einer gestochenen Tafel. Gebunden in einem Halbleinenband der Zeit.. *Lieferungswerk, insgesamt erschienen wohl 55 Lieferungen. Hier vermutlich die ersten 33 Lieferungen. Ohne Titelblatt und Umschläge. Enthält 33 Tafeln Ansichten in Holzstich und Lithographie: Wilton, Seckau, Chilli, Stift Lambrecht, Stift Admont, Stainz, Rieggersburg, Deutsch-Landsberg, Hainfeld, Circus in Graz, Schloß Planckenwarth, Schloß Peggau, Schloß Gösting, Pettau, Waldstein, Schloß Hollenegg, Pernegg, Strechau, St. Johann, Wildhaus, Trautenfels, Festenburg, Kirchberg a.D. Raab, Schwanberg, Frauenthal, Piber, Burgstall, Stift Vorau, Stift Rein, Feilhofen, Premstetten, Schloß Reinthal, Neuberg.

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        Naturgeschichte des Thierreichs... Säugethiere... Vögel... Amphibien , Fische, Weich- und Schalenthiere

      Esslingen: J.F. Schreiber, 1870. Quarto, 90 coloured double-page plates and accompanying letterpress, some foxing, one plate with a very small closed tear to the margin, but a very good copy in the original red cloth boards, decorated in gilt and black and lettered "Thierreich" to the front board. Attractive illustrated work of natural history featuring a number of Australian specimens. Evidently in a publisher&#39;s binding, this work studies the "Thierreich" or "animal kingdom", and is divided into three sections - mammals, birds, and a third dealing with insects, fish and other animals. Each of the three sections has a separate title-page. The plates showing Australian specimens include a kangaroo, a platypus, a red tailed black cockatoo, and a sulphur crested cockatoo. As is common with nineteenth century natural history artists dealing with the unfamiliar forms of Australian wildlife, the artist here has struggled with the kangaroo and produced a peculiarly vulpine likeness. His effort with the platypus, however, has produced a much more sympathetic rendering. The first section here on mammals is the fifth edition, the other two sections are stated to be from the sixth edition. A beautiful example of late nineteenth century popular natural history, the work is sometimes seen as the first part of a three-part anthology, with sections on plants and minerals (this larger work has the title Naturgeschichte des Thier-, Pflanzen- & Mineralreichs in colorirten Bildern nebst erläuternden Text, for which work a redundant fly-title is included here).

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        Nine Niggers More. (Warne's Juvenile Drolleries).

      Frederick Warne & Co., London 1870 - 4to. Soft cover. Frederick Warne & Co. This is the 2s. mounted on linen edition. This copy has yellow pictorial paper on linen. The covers are rubbed, chipped along spine and worn. Contents are clean and intact, with some sporadic foxing. The book consists of 12 pages of color illustrations with musical accompaniment and corresponding lyrics (12 verses, one on each page) at the bottom of each illustrated page. The rear cover advertises several other Frederick Warne publications such as the Aunt Louisa&#146;s Series, Warne&#146;s Juvenile Drolleries etc.The Victoria and Albert Museum copy, has blue paper wrappers. The museum states that the author was Florence H Dickens and date it circa 1870&#146;s. See COPAC. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Gesamtans., über den Ohio, rechts die "Roebling-Suspension- Bridge".

      . Farblithographie b. Wentzel in Weissenbourg/Elsaß, um 1870, 24,5 x 38,7.

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        Vue du Quai Kléber de Strasbourg.

      - Lithographie von Sandmann nach Pedraglio, um 1870, 28,5x38 cm

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        Corsaire Triplex

      Paris: Ancienne Libraire Furne, c., 1870. Quarto, engraved title in red and black, extensively illustrated; a bright fine copy in the original lavishly decorated pictorial cloth with bevelled boards, all edges gilt. A fine copy of this beautifully illustrated deluxe edition of Corsaire Triplex, in which the daring heroes Armand and Robert Lavarède travel to Australia and the Pacific on the "Karrovarka", an electric floating fortress This delightful story, with its uncommon Australasian theme, is by the French adventure writer Paul d&#39;Ivoi, and is part of a series of works published as the Voyages Excentriques. The series was intended to capitalise on the tremendous fascination with the works of Jules Verne, and certainly makes a striking visual comparison with the glorious editions of Verne published around the turn of the twentieth century. This work was written by "Paul d&#39;Ivoi", actually the writer Paul Deleutre (1856-1915). Deleutre came from three generations of writers, beginning as a journalist writing for Le Journal Des Voyages and the newspaper Le Matin. In time he become one of the most successful writers of juvenile adventure novels, and ultimately published some 21 volumes for this series. Deleutre&#39;s work is famous for its adventurous plots and fast pace, even when compared with the novels of Jules Verne. Cosaire Triplex follows the story of Robert Lavarède who flees to Australia and meets the "Corsaire Triplex", although many of the plot devices are now considered variations on Verne&#39;s Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea. In his novels, Deleutre&#39;s heroes often circumnavigate the globe and dive under the sea on fantastic futuristic machines and use modern technology including cinematography, the telephone and submarines. The work is lavishly illustrated with many engravings, some full page, and a further 8 full paged tinted lithographs all by Louis Tinayre (1861-1941).

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        Voyage autour du monde... Australie ...Java, Siam, Canton... Pékin, Yeddo. San Francisco

      Paris: Henri Plon, 1870-, 1872. Three volumes, octavo, in total 7 folding maps & 38 plates engraved after photographs (5 folding); a very good set in contemporary quarter green morocco. With photographic plates. A very good early mixed set of this extremely popular account of the author&#39;s voyage around the world. This popular and well-written account of a long circumnavigation was written by the Marquis de Beauvoir. He arrived in Melbourne in 1866, and travelled extensively in Australia, trekking overland through the eastern states and Van Diemen&#39;s Land, and going the entire length of the east coast, heading for Malaya by way of the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait. He includes particularly good material on the Victorian goldfields, especially around Ballarat and Bendigo, but there is also a lively account of Melbourne, some thoughtful comments on the Australian aborigines he met in the bush, and a lengthy digression on the Burke and Wills expedition. The good maps are after Erhard and Vuillemin, while the many illustrations include views in Australia and California, with several depictions of Australian aborigines, including "King" Tatambo and his daughter. Fourth edition of volumes I and II, first edition of volume III. The work was begun in 1869. Ferguson concentrates on the Australie volume, and lists copies of the fourth edition of this part in the Mitchell Library and the National Library of Australia.

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        The Works of Disraeli

      Bernard Tauchnitz, Published at Various Dates, circa 1870. 12 volumes, three quarters blue leather. Gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers. In very good to near fine condition. British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli revealed, in his novels, "the same sagacious insight, the same insolent and satiric cleverness associated with his political career&#133; their place in the growth of 19th-century thought was large" (Kunitz & Haycraft, 187).

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        Plain Language from Truthful James. The Heathen Chinee . . .

      Western News Company, Chicago 1870 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Blick über den Fluß auf eine Ortschaft am Ufer, darüber auf den Anhöhe zwei Burgruinen und eine Kapelle. Auf dem Fluß ein Kahn mit drei Personen, rechts am Ufer zwei Frauen.

      . Öl auf Leinwand von Carl Ludwig Schmitz, links unten sign. und bezeichnet "Düsseldorf", um 1870, 45 x 66 cm.. Carl Ludwig Schmitz war im 19. Jahrhundert als Landschaftsmaler im Rheinland tätig (Nachweis bei Krieblewsky). - Im breiten Original-Goldrahmen.

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        Beautifying Country Homes. A Handbook of Landscape Gardening. Illustrated by Plans of Places already Improved

      NY: Orange Judd, 1870. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. maroon cloth front cover lettered in gilt. Very good./No Dust Jacket. Small folio, 34 x 27 cm. 40 pages of introductory text with eighty-four text figures. Twenty-four chromolithograph plates, many are double-paged with explanatory text, the latter printed by H. Benecke. Brilliant example of 19th century American color printing. Landscape designs by the author and others, including Olmstead and Vaux, E.O. Schwaegerl, I.A. Pilat, E.A. Baumann, et al. KARPEL B551. "The author came from Hartford, Conn. and was the superintendent and designer of the city park and of Cedar Hill Cemetery. Both these locations are illustrated in handsome color plates, together with a number of private estates and parks, mostly from southern New England and New York." Internally bright and clean; modest plate offsetting, first two free endpapers chipped at fore-edge, backstrip extremity and lower corner wear.

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        Topographisch-statistisches Handbuch des Preußischen Staats

      - Enthaltend die sämmtlichen Städte, Flecken, Dörfer und sonstigen Ortschaften größeren Umfanges in alphabetischer Ordnung, mit Angabe des Gerichts erster Instanz, des Schwurgerichts, des Appellationsgerichts-Departements, des landräthlichen Kreises, des Regierungs- Bezirks und der Einwohnerzahl. Unter Benutzung der Akten des Königlichen Justiz-Ministeriums. 2. Auflage. Verlag der Königlichen Geheimen Ober-Hofbuchdruckerei, Bln., 1870. 887 S., Hln. (bst. u. berieben/etwas fl./StaT./Falz verstärkt/Rücken ordentlich mit braunem Klebeband bezogen) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Last of the Tasmanians; ; or, The Black War of Van Diemen&#39;s Land

      London: Sampson Low, Son & Marston, 1870. Octavo, 3 coloured chromolithographic plates (including frontispiece), plates and illustrations, folding map; a very attaractive copy in contemporary half green polished morocco, double spine label, gilt. A most attractive copy. A very attractive copy. This is the first of several works which the prolific Bonwick devoted to the Tasmanian Aborigines. Equal parts general history, personal reflection and philosophical meditation, the work is marked by a profound sorrow and compassion, particularly when he talks of his visit to the settlement at Oyster Cove in 1859 and of meeting his "especial favourite," Truganini. The woodcuts which are interspersed through the text are largely portraits, and include a facsimile of the famous Woolley photographs of Truganini, as well as a copy of Governor Davey&#39;s 1816 &#39;Pictorial Proclamation for the Blacks.&#39;.

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        La Terre, Etudes geographiques. Le jeu de globe

      Nuremberg: Ch. Kapp, circa, 1870. Puzzle globe, standing 210 mm. tall, the globe sliced into six horizontal sections, the two poles present each as a full slice, the two tropics divided into four equal sections, and the two equatorial slices divided into six, each section with a printed descriptive note pasted on the upper side and a detailed map of one of the land masses on the lower (therefore describing the five continents on the upper and mapping them on the lower), the whole completed with a black enamel base and turned knob at the top, 23 pieces in total (including the base), some rubbing but in remarkably fine condition; complete with the original engraved timber box, dimensions 125 x 210 x 170 mm., paper label "Etudes geographiques" to the lid, and the printed instructions pasted on the interior. "La plus grande îles est Nlle Hollande&hellip;" An exceptionally attractive puzzle globe, unusually fine and complete with its original box. The colourful printed label to the box designates this as &#39;Etudes geographiques&#39;, but it is described on the globe itself as simply &#39;La Terre&#39;. A printed note on the globe confirms that the maker is Charles Kapp of Nuremberg, although the French captions strongly suggest that it was made for the export market. Not a great deal is known about Kapp - he is not, for instance, recorded in Tooley&#39;s Dictionary of Mapmakers - although he is thought to have been active from around 1860. We have not handled another Kapp globe before, nor, indeed, have we ever handled a comparable puzzle globe. It is certainly of considerable rarity, and the survival of such a globe, particularly in such exemplary original condition, marks this out as one of the more striking cartographic pieces that we have offered. One of the exquisite aspects of this puzzle is that each of the sections of the globe also features printed images to top and bottom: each of the five major regions, that is, has its own highly decorative cartouche and a regional map. The cartouche for "Océanie", for example, describes the region as the fifth part of the globe, and one which embraces all of the islands to the south-east of Asia. The cartouche further comments that Nouvelle Hollande is the largest of the islands, although the two figures flanking the cartouche are evidently depictions of men from the Pacific islands. Similarly, the map of the region shows the China Sea in the north-west right through to New Zealand in the south-east. "Nouvelle Hollande" is shown in some detail and with reasonable accuracy. The original box has had some neat minor repairs but is generally in excellent condition, although one of the two original brass hooks has long since snapped. The printed label on the lid depicts a scholar in a frock coat showing a table globe to a boy and a girl, while, at the teacher&#39;s left hand, are what appear to be the disassembled parts of a puzzle globe. The original printed instructions, tipped onto the underside of the lid, explain the process of assembling the globe, and assure the enthusiast that once the pieces are assembled with &#39;un peu d&#39;exactitude l&#39;une sur l&#39;autre, vous veriez le dessin le plus parfait d&#39;un globe de la terre.&#39;.

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        Panorama des Piz Umbrail 3034 m. über Meer. (34x84 cm, gef in-8°) in: Schweiz. Alpenclub. Band. 6. Buch + Beilage.

      Bern, 1870,. gr. in-8°, VIII + 584 S. + 1 Bl. + 13 Tafeln / Artistische Beilagen 2 Tafeln + 1 Panorama, Leinen / O.-Schuber. Abb. im Buch: Baltzer: Adamellogruppe; Häberlein: Gspaltenhorn Lith. kol.; Idem Umriss; Häberlein: Lötschthaler Breithorn Kol. Lithogr.; Idem Umriss ; Die Violen d. Schweizer-Alpen gef. Farb-Lithogr.; Die Silbermuhlde u.d. Jungfrau:; C. v.- Fellenberg: Panorama d. Lötschthaler Kette; Matterhorn Schweiz.); Idem (Ital.); Müller-Wegmann: Die Surettahörner; Hintergrund v. Val Salarno; Der Adamello; Beilagen: 1) Karte Südwallis. IV. Blatt. (2 Blatt zus). / 2) Panorama des Piz Umbrail 3034 m. über Meer. (Piz Umbrail, en face du Pic Ortler pres de la Chaussee du Stelvio et des Bains de Bormio. Chromolithographie) Farbenlithogr. Nach der Natur aufgenommen von F. Faller. Sehr schön.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        REDINGTON'S CHARACTERS AND SCENES in TIMOUR THE TARTAR. With booklet.

      London, J. Redington, 73 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, circa 1870.Circa 1870, approximately 172 x 220 mm, 6¾ x 8½ inches, 19 hand coloured sheets as required: 8 plates of characters, 8 plates of scenes, and 3 wings, plus original booklet printed and published by J. Redington, 208 Hoxton Old Town and sold by J. Webb price fourpence, with play and stage directions: 165 x 105 mm, 6½ x 4 1 / 8 inches, no wrappers called for, 16 pages of text including covers. All plates but the 3 side wings are published by Redington, the Pollock side wings are numbered 2, 13 and 39 (the latter "to suit any play"), whereas the booklet calls for the following numbers: 2, 10 and 19. One or two faint fox spots to margins of 14 plates, spine of booklet lightly stained, not showing inside, lower cover dusty with a few fox spots, a little spotting to margins within. A very good plus complete set of sheets and with the rare booklet. The play by M.G. Lewis was first performed in 1811 at Covent Garden and a juvenile drama version of it was issued by Jameson, West, Hodgson, and others before Redington published his version circa 1870. See Speaight, Appendice B. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Autograph letter signed to "My dear Uncle

      1870. <p>Hooker, Joseph Dalton (1817-1911). Autograph letter signed to one of his uncles (&#147;My dear Uncle&#148;). 3pp. N.p., August 30, 1870. 112 x 92 mm. Trace of former mounting along central fold, a few minor spots, but very good otherwise.</p> <p>From Joseph Dalton Hooker, the eminent British taxonomic botanist, plant geographer, and supporter of Darwinian evolution, who served as director of Kew Gardens (succeeding his father, William Jackson Hooker) from 1865 to 1885. His correspondent might have been William Jacobson (1803-84), Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford, who had married Hooker&#146;s aunt, Eleanor Jane Turner, in 1836. Eleanor was the younger sister of Hooker&#146;s mother, Maria Turner Hooker; both were daughters of banker and botanist Dawson Turner (1775-1858). Hooker had no living uncles on his father&#146;s side. </p> <p>Hooker&#146;s letter reads as follows: </p> <p>"Very many thanks for your kind letter. My Liverpool plans are not yet choate, like many other scientific matters, and I rather dread the fatigue and bother of a huge meeting, at a huge town.</p> <p>"I must however show myself at Huxley&#146;s address, which will no doubt be brilliant, & I hope to stay at Dawson&#146;s for the remainder of the 1st week & then return to Kew & quiet.</p> <p>"Frances [Hooker&#146;s wife] has given up the notion of going. My best love to Aunt and Cousins. Yrs. affectionately Jos.D. Hooker."</p> <p>Hooker refers here to the 40th annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, which was held in Liverpool in 1870. Hooker&#146;s good friend Thomas Huxley (1825-95) was President of the BAAS that year; his presidential address, on the abiogenesis controversy, was delivered before the Society on Sept. 14. &#147;Dawson&#148; refers to Hooker&#146;s uncle, Dawson William Turner (1815-85), headmaster of the Royal Institution School at Liverpool and author of several works on education. </p>

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        Flying Squadron on the Derwent River

      Hobart 1870 - Stereoscope, card mount measuring 175 x 83mm., both images in excellent condition, blank rear face flecked. Rare stereoscopic photograph of the Royal Navy "Flying Squadron" on their visit to the Derwent River in January 1870. The Flying Squadron, under the command of Rear Admiral Hornby, was a travelling display of British naval supremacy which visited Sydney and Melbourne before arriving in Hobart on 2 January 1870. Although unarmed, the fleet played a role in asserting British naval power in the farther corners of the empire. This remarkable stereogram, captured from Government House overlooking the Derwent River, depicts five of the fleet vessels at anchor. This image is attributable to Hobart-based commercial photographer, grocer and entrepreneur Samuel Clifford (1827-1890). Clifford arrived in Tasmania from London in 1848 and quickly established himself as an industrious photographer and associate of innovative Hobart based stereographer Thomas J. Nevin. Clearly, Clifford was well established commercially before the visit of the Flying Squadron: an advertisement in the Tasmanian Almanac for 1869 boasts over 1,000 photographic views for sale available in album, cabinet and stereogram formats, including a deluxe suite celebrating the visit of the Duke of Edinburgh to Hobart in 1868. Although unsigned, and although this actual image does not appear to be otherwise recorded in Australian institutional holdings, Clifford was certainly the most prominent photographer associated with the visit of the Flying Squadron to Tasmanian waters, and the style of the present image accords well with known photographs by him. The collection of Sir William Crowther donated to the State Library of Tasmania, for example, contains several early photographs of the Flying Squadron by Clifford Samuel from a number of vantage points including Government House, the Domain, Rosny and Hobson's Bay. By the same token the pencil note to the rear, although partially obscured, appears to be in the same hand as at least one other similar scene (compare, for example, the inscription to the lower margin of the image in the Crowther collection also taken from the hillcrest at Government House).

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        Plano de la Bahia de Espiritu Santo y del Puerto de Victoria levantado en 1861.

      1870 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1870. 470 x 640mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. A detailed old sea chart of the environs of the Bahia de Espiritu Santo, with Vitoria, based on the 1861 survey by the French hydrographer Mouchez (1824-1892), who spent from 1862 to 1870 charing the Brazilian coastline.

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        A Week in Venice Illustrated Guide - A Complete Guide-Book to the City and its Environs with Two Maps and Numerous Illustrations.

      Venice, Milano and Trieste: Coen's New Library, 1870. Second Edition. - A very rare travellers' handbook, targeted at English and American visitors. No copies listed on Copac (only 2 copies of a 3rd edition (1875) listed, both at the British Library). This second edition features new information on art, history, and topography, a historical notice, and new and larger engravings. Original wraps illustrated in blue to back and front. Pages: 176, with numerous full-page illustrations in the text + 2 folding maps bound in at the back as called for. No author indicated - the Preface is signed "G.E.M.". The wraps have done well to survive given their fragility. They have tanned a little. Half the paper to the spine has rubbed off removing part of the title, and leaving ".in Venice" visible. Some nicks and a small chip to the back wrap. The binding is very tender, but holding together. The contents are generally Very Good Plus - clean, and lightly tanned. The pages are rough cut, with chipping to some edges (without affecting text or illustrations). Both maps are fine, lightly tanned and without tears. CONTENTS: Preface; Historical Notice; A Week in Venice (containing daily itineraries for Venice and islands); List of Italian Words chiefly Names of Streets & Thoroughfares; The Churches of Venice: List of Principal Institutions (Royal, Publical and Municipal etc, Mitlitary); Consuls Resident in Venice; Theatres; Tariff for Gondolas; Omnibus Tariff (Gondoliers-Society); Principal Chemists; Principal Hotels; Chambres Meubles; Bathing Establishments; Floating Baths; Restaurants and Beer Houses; Postal Tariff; Tariff for Telegrams; Steam Navigation Companies; Bankers; Money Changers; Contents; The Doge's Palace; Catalogue of Pictures in the Academy of Fine Arts; The Correr Museum. ILLUSTRATIONS: numerous engravings depicted views and buildings. MAPS: 1) Venezia, with keys in Italian for churches, palaces and theatres; 2) Lagune Venete. Ref 967. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Corsaire Triplex

      Ancienne Libraire Furne, c., Paris 1870 - Quarto, engraved title in red and black, extensively illustrated; a bright fine copy in the original lavishly decorated pictorial cloth with bevelled boards, all edges gilt. A fine copy of this beautifully illustrated deluxe edition of Corsaire Triplex, in which the daring heroes Armand and Robert Lavarède travel to Australia and the Pacific on the "Karrovarka", an electric floating fortress This delightful story, with its uncommon Australasian theme, is by the French adventure writer Paul d'Ivoi, and is part of a series of works published as the Voyages Excentriques. The series was intended to capitalise on the tremendous fascination with the works of Jules Verne, and certainly makes a striking visual comparison with the glorious editions of Verne published around the turn of the twentieth century. This work was written by "Paul d'Ivoi", actually the writer Paul Deleutre (1856-1915). Deleutre came from three generations of writers, beginning as a journalist writing for Le Journal Des Voyages and the newspaper Le Matin. In time he become one of the most successful writers of juvenile adventure novels, and ultimately published some 21 volumes for this series. Deleutre's work is famous for its adventurous plots and fast pace, even when compared with the novels of Jules Verne. Cosaire Triplex follows the story of Robert Lavarède who flees to Australia and meets the "Corsaire Triplex", although many of the plot devices are now considered variations on Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea. In his novels, Deleutre's heroes often circumnavigate the globe and dive under the sea on fantastic futuristic machines and use modern technology including cinematography, the telephone and submarines. The work is lavishly illustrated with many engravings, some full page, and a further 8 full paged tinted lithographs all by Louis Tinayre (1861-1941). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF WASHINGTON IRVING

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co. (Vol. IV is NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons), 1870-72. ________ PAGINATION: 4 vols.: 463pp, 492pp, 403pp, 450pp (including lengthy appendix and the Analytical Index to the four volumes). Portrait frontispieces. ________ BINDING: Beautifully bound in half light brown leather over marbled boards; ornate spines with five raised bands with gilt across each, gilt-framed panels ornately tooled, black title and author/volume labels. All page edges marbled to math covers and endpapers. ________ OWNERSHIP: Ornate pictorial bookplates of Boston lawyer, Jeremiah Gilman Fennessey; plates were designed by Elwell Brett and show a view of Glanworth (County Cork, Ireland). Fennessey is listed in the Notre Dame Lawyer (Vol. VI, No. 1, Nov. 1930) in the article "History of the Notre Dame College of Law." ________ Bindings and contents are in very nice condition. ________ Simply put, a LOVELY SET OF THIS GREAT AMERICAN MAN OF LETTERS (who also studied law) once owned by an eminent Boston lawyer who maintained his love of Ireland as his bookplate clearly shows.

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        Mémoires de Hector Berlioz... comprenant ses voyages en Italie, en Allemagne, en Russie et en Angleterre 1803-1865 Avec un beau portrait de l&#39;Auteur

      Paris: Michel Levy Frères. 1870. Large octavo. Quarter mid-tan calf with marbled boards, raised bands on spine in decorative blind-stamped compartments, dark red leather title label gilt. 1f. (half-title), 1f. (original half-length photographic portrait of Berlioz by Franck), 1f. (title), 1f. (quotation from Macbeth), 509, [i] (blank) pp. + 2ff. (additional quotation from Macbeth, errata). Binding worn, rubbed, bumped and scuffed; some remnants of yellow crayon to upper. Slightly worn and browned; light staining to lower outer corners; first and final leaves slightly foxed; small hole to lower outer margin of pp. 391/392; contemporary signature to upper margin of half- title. . Second Edition (first published edition). Scarce. Holoman A6. Hopkinson 87. Berlioz had 1,200 copies of the Mémoires printed in 1865 and kept in his office at the Conservatoire. He gave several copies away during his lifetime; the remainder (the present copy being one), however, were not released for publication until 1870. The original frontispiece photograph of Berlioz includes a facsimile of a musical quotation from the Symphonie Fantastique.

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        Costa Occidental de la India. Hoya III. Comprehende desde Viziadrug hasta Cochin segun los trabajos ingleses mas modernas.

      1870 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1865. Touches of original colour. 980 x 635mm.

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        Beeton&#39;s Dictionary of Universal InformationGeography, Biography, and History

      London - Ward, Lock and Co, 1870. London - Ward, Lock and Co, 1870 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A detailed referential text containing descriptions of countries and town&#39;s of importance, biographies of eminent persons, historical associations, mythologies and pronunciation of names. New Edition. Volume one and two bound together. Featuring twelve folding maps. Condition: In a half calf binding with cloth boards. Externally, a trifle rubbed with cracked spine. Shelfwear to the head and tail of spine. Rear board is detached and front hinge is strained. Internally, generally firmly bound with half title detached but present. closed tears to many of the folding maps. Bright pages with occasional instances of spotting, which is heavier to the first and last pages. Library stamps scattered throughout. Overall: FAIR..

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