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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 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Innocents Abroad - or - The New Pilgrims' Progress

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

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

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

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        [Broadside]: The Heathen Chinee

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

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        The Heathen Chinee

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

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        Plain Language from Truthful James. The Heathen Chinee

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

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        The Heathen Chinee

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

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

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

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        POEMS (One of 12 Copies)

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

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        Poems

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

      [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]

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        The Works of Shakspere (sic).

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

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        Venezia. Chiesa Madonna Salute.

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

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

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

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        Oeuvres Complètes

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

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        Frogs and Snakes

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

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        Sketchbook of original pen-and-ink cartoons

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

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        ITALY: POMPEI, NAPOLI, ETC. (BOUND COLLECTION OF 100 LARGE FORMAT ALBUMEN PRINT PHOTOGRAPHS OF ROME)

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

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        Capri.

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

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        REYNARD THE FOX After the German of Goethe by Thomas James Arnold Esq.

      New York Theo. Stroefer 1870 - First edition thus. With 36 full page engravings plus the engraved titlepage all by Wilhelm von Kaulbach and printed from the 1846 Stuttgart plates. Includes the suppressed plate of the "erotic cat" which was banned from some editions. Also with Kaulback’s head and tale pieces throughout. Large 4to, in the publisher’s original red morocco over red cloth covered boards, covers with a triple decorative boarder around finely stylized gilt lettering, all within multiple frames in blind, the spine with fine gilt lettering and decorations within compartments separated by raised bands ruled in blind and with additional triple gilt fillet rules, edges beveled, silk moire endleaves and free-flies, a.e.g. 236pp. A fine copy, internally clean and bright and solid, the red cloth vivid with bright gilt, some rubbing at the lower corners and a bit too at the spine tips. A VERY FINE AND HANDSOME PRODUCTION, this issue for Stoefer in New York was actually printed in Stuttgart by Bär and Hermann. It is a wonderfully large presentation of Kaulach’s famous engravings. His vigorous designs for Goethe’s satirical fable are playful and expressive. This 1870 production is superior to the American issue printed by Robert Brothers in Boston seventeen years later. The story of REYNARD THE FOX comes from Medieval folklore and its exact original are unknown. Goethe’s famous take on the sly, amoral, cowardly, and self-seeking hero ‘Reineke Fuchs’ first appeared with the plates of Wilhelm von Kaulback in Germany in 1846. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Corrida de Toros

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

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        A History of British Birds

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Berrocal Libros Antiguos]
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        Illustrated broadside for decorated children's plates manufactured by the Geo. F. Bassett & Co., New York, with kangaroo plate.

      ca 1870, New York: - Full color lithographed catalog page of the New York porcelain importer George F Bassett & Company, showing 8 plates with in an "Wild Animal" series, decorated with graphics of animals and the alphabet, including one of the kangaroo. The company was founded in 1874; it had a factory in Limoges, France and imported porcelain from Bohemian and Czechoslovakian factories. The plates are decorated primarily in brown and green- animals include tiger, leopard, stag, elephant, bear, camel & lion. 9 1/4 x 15 3/4". Closed tear lower border, lower left margin in the corner missing, not affecting illustrated area. Very unusual.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        FURNESS PAST AND PRESENT ITS HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES

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

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        Venezia. Panorama.

      Venezia, C.Naya, ca. 1870, albumen print, 33,7 x 25,7 cm, photograph no. 3580. KEYWORDS:italy / venezia

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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        The Heathen Chinee.

      The Western News Co,, Chicago: 1870 - 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        Flying it Cleverly

      1870 - This 17" x 21" color etching depicts a man on horseback jumping a stream. Three 1" tears, one 2.5" tear on left hand margin. Some foxing and staining.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Harvard Class of 1870 Photographic Yearbook

      [Cambridge: Harvard University, 1870]. (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) Folio. 109 albumen prints (some second generation), includes: 23 bust portraits (5-1/2 x 4 in.) of faculty; 6 landscapes (approx. 6-1/2 x 9 in.) of Harvard buildings and environs ; 73 bust portraits (5-1/2 x 4 in.) of the class of 1870, each SIGNED by the sitter beneath the image; and 7 group portraits (approx. 6 x 9 in.) of sporting, fraternity, and religious clubs, including 1 "Class of 1870" portrait. Full panelled brown morocco over bevelled boards, rubbed; spine titled in gilt, "Class Album. Harvard 1870" and on front cover, "Willard T. Perrin."; a.e.g. Very Good . Of particular interest is the portrait of Richard Theodore Greener, Harvard College's first black graduate and the first black graduate of a top-tier university (Slater, "The Blacks who First Entered the World of White Higher Education" p. 48-9). "Among the representative young men of color in the United States--and now, happily in the process of time, their name is legion--Richard Theodore Greener has undisputed standing" (George Washington Williams, HISTORY OF THE NEGRO RACE IN AMERICA FROM 1619 TO 1880, p. 438). Born in Philadelphia and raised in Boston, Greener (1844-1922) was light complected, having several European ancestors, though he never attempted to "pass" as white. His early schooling was erratic--after his father left for California to prospect for gold, Greener was forced to take various clerk and hotel jobs to help support his family. Employers noted Greener's intellectual gifts and encouraged him in a self-directed course of study. Greener also began attending political and abolitionist lectures and was eventually able to resume his formal education when a benevolent employer sponsored his enrollment at Oberlin. He then studied two years at Phillips Academy, Andover, and was accepted to Harvard in 1865. "He lived alone in the dorm and struggled through his freshman year, which he had to repeat. [...] Although he did not report hostilities, he found his classmates continually curious and confused by him. Rumors spread that he was an escaped slave, that he had no prior education, or that he had served in the Civil War" (Ardizzone, AN ILLUMINATED LIFE, p. 19). Greener graduated with high honors, and his many awards include first prize in Boylston Declamation, First Bodwoin for a Dissertation, and the Boylston Prize for Oratory (Williams, p. 439). Greener went on to a distinguished career in education, law, and civil rights: "Greener was a reflection of the professional elite, the "Talented Tenth" of the Negro race, whose accomplishments the leader W.E.B. Du Bois believed would both persuade white America to endorse social and political equality and actively help other members of the race to improve their educational, cultural, economic, and political standing. [...] Du Bois had specifically identified Greener as a member of this special group [...]" (Ardizzone, p. 15). Upon graduating, he held teaching positions in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. before accepting a professorship at the University of South Carolina during its brief Reconstruction-era experiment in integration. While there, Greener became the school's first African-American librarian, earned his law degree, and worked tirelessly to advance African-American rights and education. He later served as Dean of the Howard University law school and continued to practice law for much of his life--most notably defending West Point cadet Johnson C. Whittaker. Greener also wrote and lectured on African-American topics, debating Frederick Douglass on the issue of black migration (cf. Woodson, NEGRO ORATORS, pp. 453-487). Greener's daughter, Belle da Costa Greene, "passed" as white, and would go on to a brilliant career as J.P. Morgan's librarian. An immensely important and rare item, a document from the tragically brief period of Reconstruction-era gains in civil rights for blacks. The yearbook includes one portrait of Greener SIGNED by him beneath the image; additionally, Greener appears in the Thayer Club ("Commons") group photo and the Class of 1870 group photo. The photographer, George Kendall Warren (1824-1884), was a distinguished northeastern landscape photographer and the most highly-regarded collegiate yearbook photographer to elite northeastern institutions: Dartmouth, Williams, Brown, Wesleyan, Yale, Princeton, Rutgers, West Point, Union, and Harvard

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        Set of Uniformly bound series on Works including The Token of Friendship, or Home. The Centre of Affection; Paul & Virginia; translated from the French of Barnardin H.DeSaint Pierre; The Beauties of Festus: Compiled , with a Copious Index by a Festonian; Young Lady;or Guide to Knowledge, Virtue and Happiness; The Young Man; or Guide to Knowledge,Virtue, and Happiness; Forget-Me-Not by Mrs Lunt; Elizabeth; or, The Exile of Siberia, A Tale Founded on Facts; from the French of Madame Cottin; The Philopena, or Frienship's Token: A Present for all Seasons; Plato: His Life, Works, Opinions and Influence. by Enoch Pond; The Wedding Dress. Edited by A Lady; The Ladies' and Gentlemens' Letter-Writer . ; The Way to Heaven: or, a Help to Christians

      Boston: G.W. Cottrell, n.d. (c. 1850-1870s) - (COTTRELL, G.W., PUBLISHER) 12 vols., 12mo (120 x 75 mm). Some with engraved frontispieces and some with chromolithographic frontispieces. Uniformly bound in purple blind embossed publisher's cloth, gold stamped wreath on upper covers with title in gilt within, a.e.g., spines stamped in gilt and uniformly sunned, in blue cloth open-faced slipcase [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Orange Judd & Company 1870 - A marvelous landscape architecture and landscape gardening book with Part I of 40 pages of text replete with illustrations devoted to Landscape Architecture: General Suggestions, Lawns, Seeding, Top-dressing lawns, drainage, walks, grading, hedges, trees and shrubs, transplanting trees and shrubs, ornaments, rock-work, tools, calculation of cost, hints on burial lots. Part II focuses on the plans of improved places and presents amazing color plates, many double folding plates, printed in green, red, brown, yellow, pink, and black. There are 24 splendid plates. The plates are crisp,strikingly in register, and bright. Many are double folding plates, including a Newport residence on Bellevue Avenue belonging to F.L. Barieda, Esq. "Grand and imposing in its location the costly building stands in the midst of a beautiful park, raised to a level about 14 feet above the sea,the grounds including an area of five acres." Plate XIII's striking design features a soft green for the park and tree-lined areas in contrast to the red building areas. There are also designs of gardens in Peekskill, Westchester Co., NY; the Alexander Van Rensselaer and Hamilton Hoppin seats at Newport, R.I.; Washington Park in Brooklyn, NY.; Retreat Park in Hartford, Conn.; an approach and division map of property situated near Hastings Westchester Co., NY, designed by Olmsted & Vaux. ; the Cedars at Newport, R.I.; Residence of Morris K. Jesup on the Hudson River, near Irvington, N.Y.; and the flower garden at Mount St. Vncent, Central Park New York, designed and executed by Ignatz A. Pilat. This volume is autographed by the author: "With Compliments to Geo. M. Diveu Esq. the Author" written in brown ink at the top of the dedication page. A truly delightful and wonderful book, especially for the landscape gardening enthusiast. Heavy green pebbled cloth with bright gilt on the front boards; heavy wear to the corners and to the top and bottom of the spine ends; the hinges weak with some separation; chocolate-colored endpapers and paste-downs [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brainerd Phillipson Rare Books]
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