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

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

      [Bookseller: Richard Neylon]
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        Oeuvres Complètes

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Cosmographe]
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        Frogs and Snakes

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

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

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

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

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

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        Capri.

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

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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        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]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        Corrida de Toros

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Berrocal Libros Antiguos]
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        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]

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

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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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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        University of Edinburgh Matriculation Card

      18701871, [Edinburgh 1870 - 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. Very lightly dust soiled, a few very faint and small brown spots, else fine printed in blue ink on cream cardboard [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems

      F.S.Ellis, London 1870 - Hardcover. 8vo. A fine association copy inscribed to Arthur Hughes from Rossetti. The inscription reads: "To Arthur Hughes, from his friend, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, April 1870." These men were two of the most important artists of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. This is one of only a few copies personally inscribed to Rossetti's close friends (see D.G.R. Letters to Publishers). Dark green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Attractive gilt floral decoration to spine and boards. Minor wear to edges and slight discoloration to boards. Clean, bright interior with decorative end pages and a tight binding. Housed in a black cloth covered clamshell box with gilt label to spine. 282 pages plus 4 pages of ads. PRERAPH/102006. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop, ABAA]
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        Les couleurs en photographie et en particulier l'héliochromie au charbon. Traité contenant, dans leur état le plus récent, les formules et la mise en pratique du système de photographie des couleurs publié par l'auteur au mois de mars 1869.

      Paris, Marion, janvier 1870 - In-8, 82, (1) pp., broché, couverture jaune imprimée, petite étiquette de l'époque sur la page de garde au nom de "Marion Fils & Géry - Paris" (fabricants de papiers photographiques), ex-libris manuscrit au faux-titre, manque minime en tête du dos, bel exemplaire d'une grande fraîcheur. Édition originale, très rare et recherchée, surtout comme ici en bel état. Le premier procédé de photographie en couleurs fut inventé simultanément et indépendamment par Louis Ducos du Hauron (1837-1920) et par Charles Cros. Mais le mémoire de Cros était purement théorique, tandis que la communication de Ducos du Hauron était accompagnée de "plusieurs spécimens". "Louis Ducos du Hauron made the greatest contribution to the evolution of colour photography in the nineteenth century. He proposed the substractive method of colour photography in his book Les couleurs en photographie, solutions du problème (1869)." (Gernsheim). Dans cette brochure parue dix mois plus tard, Ducos du Hauron expose de façon complète son procédé, avec les derniers perfectionnements apportés. Albert Boni, Photographic Literature, p. 58. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jean-Pierre AUBERT]
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        Trient.: Italienische Landschaften.

      1870 - Scheda bibliografica tratta da Wikipedia. Rottmann was born in Handschuhsheim (today a part of Heidelberg) on 11 January 1797. There he received his first drawing lessons from his father, Friedrich Rottmann, who taught drawing at the university in Heidelberg. He formed himself chiefly through the study of nature and of great masterworks. In his first artistic period, he painted atmospheric phenomena. After gaining prominence with Heidelberg at Sunset (a water color), and Castle Eltz, he settled in Munich in 1822 and devoted himself to Bavarian scenery. Here his second period began, and in 1824 he married Friedericke, the daughter of his uncle, Friedrich Ludwig von Sckell, who served as an attendant at court.\rThrough this connection, he made the acquaintance of King Ludwig I of Bavaria, who in 1826/27 sponsored his travels in Italy in order to widen his repertoire, which up to that point consisted solely of domestic, German, landscapes. In Italy, Rottmann made sketches for the 28 Italian landscapes in fresco which he was commissioned to paint in the arcades of the Hofgarten at Munich. The cycle, completed in 1833, gave visual expression to Ludwig’s alliance with Italy, and raised the genre of landscape painting to the height of history painting, the preferred mode of the King’s other great commissions for monumental painting. The frescos unfortunately deteriorated under climatic influences. The cartoons for them are in the Darmstadt Gallery.\rIn 1834 Rottmann traveled to Greece to prepare for a commission from Ludwig for a second cycle; one might mark here the beginning of his third period. At first also intended for the Hofgarten arcade, the 23 great landscapes were eventually installed in the newly-built Neue Pinakothek where they were given their own hall.\rOf his easel pictures, Ammer Lake and Marathon are in the National Gallery, Berlin; The Acropolis of Sikyon and Corfu in the Pinakothek, Munich; others in the Schack Gallery, Munich, and in Karlsruhe; and seven in the Leipzig Museum.\rCarl Rottmann died on 7 July 1850 in Munich, aged 53 of undisclosed causes. He is buried in the Alter Südfriedhof in Munich. Formato: Cromolitografia applicata su cartoncino di cm 33x26. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo.

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        Konvolut aus drei Original-Porträtfoto - Carte des Vistes. [Fotogröße 9,3 x 5,7; ca. 9,2 x 5,7; 8,7 x 5,5 cm].

      Fritz Luckhardt,, Wien, 1870 - Wien, Fritz Luckhardt, o. J. [um 1870]. Eines mit leicht beschnittenen Kanten, eines m. hds. Titelei a. Rückseite sowie im Randbereich leicht fleckig. Beide mit Prägestempel des Fotografen. Eine Carte des Visits ohne Fotografenangabe, jedoch mit der Nr. 1230 (Masse des Letztgenannten): leichte Gbrsp. Deutsch

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        Trotting Cracks on the Road: Scene--Harlem Lane

      Thomas Kelly, New York 1870 - Lithograph with original hand-color. Mild browning, overall a good example. Sheet size: 24 x 31 3/4". Inventory#: p60pmat.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        Pathologie iconographique du fond de l'oeil. Traité d'ophtalmoscopie comprenant la théorie, la description et le mouvement des divers ophtalmoscopes.

      Paris, Lauwereyns, 1870. - Petit in-folio, (8), 48, (20) pp.,10 planches en couleurs et 15 figures sur bois dans le texte, toile noire moderne, titre en long, annotations manuscrites de l¿époque (légendes) dans la marge inférieure des planches ; sinon très bon exemplaire. Deuxième atlas français sur le sujet (après celui de Bouchut). Il comporte 10 planches gravées sur métal et coloriées à la main, représentant des fonds d¿¿il sur fond noir. Chaque planche est accompagnée d¿une page d¿explication. De Montmeja rend hommage à Liebreich mais rapporte les critiques de Zehender sur l¿ouvrage de Jaeger. A. de Montmeja, né en 1841, fut chef de clinique en ophtalmologie à Paris et dirigea le service photographique de l¿hôpital Saint-Louis. Il fonda en 1869 la première revue consacrée à la photographie médicale. Il soutint sa thèse de doctorat sur les cataractes, en 1871. W. Wallace. The beginnings of fundus illustration. Br. J. Ophthalmol., 1919, 3, 102-110 : ¿The drawings are by one Triollier, who contrived some strange devices.¿ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jean-Pierre AUBERT]
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        Autograph Letter Signed ("J.W. Powell")

      - Octavo. One page dated Dec. 28, 1870 from Normal, Illinois. Old folds from mailing, one fold has split, two small punch holes in left margin. A brief letter to a Mr. Mumford responding that he will be on hand to see him on January 10th in Brooklyn, N.Y. On the verso the letter has been docketed by the recipient: "Maj. J.W. Powell, Normal, Ill. . No Answer." Accompanied by an old auction description of the letter. Powell was a naturalist and explorer who, after losing an arm in the Civil War, in 1869 led the first known passage through the Grand Canyon. Two years later he and his team re-traced, mapped, and photographed the route. In 1881, Powell was appointed the second director of the U.S. Geological Survey. Powell's autograph is uncommon. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Plays of William Shakespeare

      Cassell, Petter & Galpin c. 1870, London - 3 volumes. Original 1/2 brown leather with cloth. Volumes measure 12.5x10 inches. "Shakespeare" in gilt on front; "Shakespeare's Works" in gilt on the spines along with volume number, type of play in the volume, and devices. Excellent condition overall, with several very minor defects internally. The contents are bright, crisp and fresh. This edition was edited by Mary Cowden Clark, assisted by her husband Charles, making this the first edition of Shakespeare to have been wholly or largely edited by a woman. Large heavy volumes will require additional shipping charges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: High Ridge Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        History of the Irish Brigades in the Service of France

      Cameron & Ferguson 1870 - Corners and some edges worn and frayed. Size: Quarto. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is loose but fully intact. Moderately foxed throughout. Edges foxed and browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Ireland; 19th century; History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 13850. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books]
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        The High Mettled Racer The Foal / The Death / The Racer / In Training / The Hunter / The Post Horse

      S & J. Fuller, London 1870 - This is a set of 6 prints., Image Size : 275x380 (mm), 10.875x15 (Inches), Platemark Size : 340x450 (mm), 13.375x17.75 (Inches), Paper Size : 380x495 (mm), 15x19.5 (Inches), Hand Colored, Lithograph

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        Harvard Class of 1870 Photographic Yearbook

      [Cambridge: Harvard University, 1870] - 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 (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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Gad's Hill Place- Auction Catalogues] Higham, Near Rochester. Kent. A Very Valuable and Beautiful Freehold Property know as "Gadshill Place," for Many Years, the Favorite Abode of Charles Dickens.

      London T.W. Nicholson 1870 - Two Rare Auction Catalogues for the Sale of Gad's Hill Place [DICKENS, Charles]. Norton, Trist, Watney & Co. [Gad's Hill Place- Auction Catalogue]. Higham, Near Rochester. Kent. A Very Valuable and Beautiful Freehold Property know as "Gadshill Place," for Many Years, the Favorite Abode of Charles Dickens. London: T.W. Nicholson, August 5th, 1870. Pages self-bound together with stab-stitch. Lacking original wrappers. Folio (17 1/4 x 11 inches; 438 x 280 mm). With two colored lithographic views of the property (north view and south view), two folding colored lithographic plans and eight pages of text. Tissue guards. Some light soiling to pages. A light dampstaing to top margin of first lithograph, not affecting illustration. Both folding plans with some creasing. Overall very good. The text pages consist of the description of the property, the conditions of the sale and a blank "Memorandum" to be filled out in the event of purchase. This sale consisted of two lots, Lot 1: "'Gadshill Place,' A Choice Freehold Residential Property" and Lot 2: "An Enclosure of Fine and Arable Land." [Together with]: [Dickens, Charles]. Knight, Frank & Rutley. [Gad's Hill Place- Auction Catalogue]. Kent. The Singularly Interesting Freehold Property Know as Gadshill Place the home of Charles Dickens from 1857 to 1870. London. July 26th, 1923. Original tan printed wrappers. With three photographic plates and a folding plan. Eighteen pages of text. Octavo (9 3/4 x 6 1/8 inches; 245 x 155 mm). Wrappers a lightly soiled. A few light pencil notations on the first plate. Otherwise very good. These text pages consist of "Notes" on the property, "Summary of Particulars," Description of the property, Conditions of the Sale and the Agreement. Both pieces housed together in a red cloth chemise, lettered in gilt. "Well described very recently as 'doubly historic, first, as the Scene of one of Shakespeare's most celebrated pieces of humour, and Secondly, as the abode of the greatest English Humourist who has lived since Shakespeare's time" (from page 2 of the 1870 sale catalogue). "To own Gadshill Place was one of the earliest ambitions of Charles Dickens. As a very small boy he would come out here from his home in Ordnance Terrace, Chatham, and would sit for hours by the wayside conjuring up visions of Falstaff and his gallants and brooding over the house he loved so much.About 1855 Dickens heard unexpectedly that the darling of his boyhood was in the market. His assistant editor, Mr. W.H. Willis, negotiated for it, and it was finally acquired in March, 1856, the cheque for it being written on a Friday. As Dickens remarked about this time, all important events happened to him on a Friday." (From Page 2-3 of the 1923 sale catalogue). Gimbel. Hatton and Cleaver, Smith, Dickens, HBS 66340. $7,500 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, ABAA]
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        Phasianus Soemmerringii

      Daniel Giraud Elliot, New York - A fine selection from A Monograph of the Phasianidae (Family of the Pheasants). 1870-1872. Hand-colored lithograph. Sheet size: 17 1/2 x 23 1/4". Inventory#: p140pmat. 0

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        Sketchbook of original pen-and-ink cartoons

      N.p., n.d. [ca. 1870] - 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 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" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        A Natural History of the Nests and Eggs of British Birds.

      2nd. Ed. Pub. Bell and Daldy. 1870 - 3 vols. Ex-lib. set with ‘Malyn Bequest 1886’ stamped on verso of plates. Quite handsomely rebound fairly recently in blue boards; a very similar colour to that of the original binding. The original gilt ‘nest’ decoration was saved from each volume and has been incorporated on the front board of each volume. Some foxing at the start and end of each volume, o/w. contents very bright and clean. A lovely set of this sought after work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: C. Arden Bookseller]
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        The Scripture Gallery of Illustrations (with an essay, critical and historical, on sacred art by Edmund Ollier)

      London: Cassell Peter & Galpin - Superb very large undated HB, c.1870, in half deep red Morocco binding with red pebble effect cloth boards. Spine has 5 raised bands, gilt title and gilt embellishments. All page edges and endpapers are marbled and hinges are good. In bright tight clean cond. with no inscriptions and just a few faint fox spots. 144pp. plus 173 fine full-page b/w plates by Dore, all with tissue guards and captions. Size: 30 x 38cm. **Heavy - please contact bookseller direct for revised P&P costs**

      [Bookseller: Berwyn Books]
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