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        Zierschriften

      Frankfurt, Klimsch & Böhler um 1870. 34 cm. 8 Lieferungen in Heften. Lithographierte Titel und 72 lithographierte Tafeln von Karl F. Klimsch. Lithographierte Original-Umschläge - Thieme / Becker 20, 501 (vgl.) - Einzelne Tafeln leicht stockfleckig, Umschläge stellenweise eingerissen -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Topographical Map of New York and Vicinity Embracing Fifteen Cities and Above 1700 Square Miles

      New York: M. Dripps, [n.d, but circa 1870]. Hand-coloured lithographic folding map (sheet size: 28 x 28 inches), within a brown cloth wallet (5 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches), (splits at folds). Two insets: Map of Long Branch [NJ] and Vicinity; Navesink Park. 1p. publisher's price list tipped onto front pastedown. A fine example of this important map, published at a period of change for the city and its environs. A detailed map of metropolitan New York and its environs, which extends as far east on Long Island as Oyster Bay. Shows rapid transit system, canals, and railroads. Contains an interesting catalogue of Dripps' maps. "Checklist of Maps and Atlases relating to the city of New York in the New York Public Library" in the Bulletin of the New York Public Library, volume V (New York: 1901), p.69; not in Rumsey.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Les Alphabets Amusants. Histoire de Polichinel. No. 9

      Paris: Au Journal Amusant and Chez H. Plon. Leporello. Good. Scarce ABC leporello. N.d., circa 1870. 26 color lithographic panels, each featuring the clownish character of Polichinel, and C and after, usually Arlequin, as well as a host of other absurd, hapless or stereotypical characters and animals. Polichinelle is the equivalent of the English Punch. The leporello has some narrative continuity to it, although each panel can stand on its own. The bright colors combine to a distinct palette of red, green, blue and yellow. While the cover indicates that this is No. 9, only a single copy of No. 2 was located on OCLC, and only a single copy of this one, No. 9, showed up, housed in the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. From No. 2, one can infer that the series was dedicated to comical ABCs, while the other installments did not at all relate to Punch and Judy, Harlequin or Arlequin or Commedia dell'Arte characters, as the case of No. 9. Not in Segolene Le Men, "Les abecedaires francais illustres du XIX siecle", nor in Gumuchian. Paper pastedown on front board slightly lifted in center, or minor air pocket. Heavy wear to boards besides, with 1/2 inch loss of lower spine. The binding is on the tender side. Light soiling scattered through the interior panels, with two panel folds repaired discreetly from behind. One or two minor tears.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        Honduras : descriptive, historical, and statistical / by E. G. Squier, formerly charge d'affaires of the United States to the Republic of Central America

      London : Trübner & Co., 1870. 1st Edition. "Issued by permission of the author, and under the authority of His Excellency Carlos Gutierrez, envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of the Republic of Honduras in Great Britain." --title page. Physical description: viii, 278 p., frontis. (fold. map) ; 20 cm. Subjects: Honduras Interoceanic Railway Company -- Honduras -- Description and travel -- 19th century. Honduras -- History -- Description and Travel -- 19th Century. Signed and inscribed by Carlos Gutierrez verso title page. "Under the auspices of Don Carlos Gutierrez" stamped in gilt on front cover. Good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth, over bevelled boards. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Some staining to cloth, sun-toning to spine. Some pages unread and unopened. Remains quite well-preserved overall.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Phasianus Soemmerringii [Soemmering's Pheasant]

      New York: Danioel Giraud Elliot, [1870]-1872. Hand-coloured lithograph, finished with gum arabic, after Joseph Wolf by J. Smit, printed by P.W.M. Trap. Very good condition. 18 13/16 x 23 3/4 inches. A beautiful image from the most splendid of Elliot's great monographs, "A Monograph of the Phasianidae or Family of the Pheasants." The magnificent size and beautiful colouring of the plates after Joseph Wolf's charcoal drawings reflect the importance which Elliot attached to the Phasianidae. Of all the families in the ornithological system, he regarded it as the one most vital to the human race, "containing within it the species that afford food for thousands of mankind, and also those which are the original source of all the domestic poultry met with throughout the civilized world." Cf. Anker 130; Fine Birds Books (1990), p. 95; Nissen IVB 295; Wood p. 331; Zimmer p. 206.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        On the Mechanical Performance of Logical Inference

      London: Taylor and Francis, 1870 - FIRST EDITION of Jevons's explanation of his "logical piano"; a landmark in computer science. Jevons invented a "logical piano" (so named because it resembled a small upright piano) that could perform, through a sequence of switches, various types of logical calculations. In doing so, he became "the first person to construct a machine with sufficient power to solve a complicated problem faster than the problem could be solved without the machine's aid" (Goldstine). "On the Mechanical Performance of Logical Inference," a paper Jevons read before the Royal Society on January 20, 1870, is his most detailed description of this early prototype of the modern computer. The logical piano now stands in the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford. In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the year 1870, pp. 497-518, Vol. 160, Part II (the complete volume). London: Taylor and Francis, 1870. Quarto, modern half-calf over marbled boards, with the original wrappers bound-in. A fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: CollectorsFolio]
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        De l'Intelligence

      Librairie Hachette et Cie, Paris 1870 - Livre deuxième; la connaissance des corps. Reliure demi-chagrin vert, avec dos à nerfs. Sur la première page, signature à l'encre et tampon rouge de l'ancien propriétaire. A l'intérieur, rousseurs et quelques annotations au crayon à bois rouge, bleu (passages soulignés et mots en marge), plutôt discret. Je cède à l'acheteur un vieux papier manuscrit qui pourrait avoir été écrit par l'auteur lui-même (aucune garantie). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Monica Devouassoud]
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        ALPHABETO ABOIM

      - Composto Desenhado e Gravado pella Calligrapha Consuelo Godinho. S./l. (Lisboa?) S./d. (187?). In fólio oblongo de 22,5x31,5 cm. Álbum caligráfico composto por folha de rosto com uma fotografia original da autora, ao centro, e 26 litografias coloridas com as letras do abecedário. Encadernação do editor. Totalmente ilustrado reproduzindo trabalhos de desenho e caligrafia da autora com um tema para cada letra. Referência bibliográfica: Henrique Ferreira Lima, Subsídios para um Dicionário de Calígrafos Portugueses, p. 38. Composite drawings engraved in calligraphy by Consuelo Godinho. In oblong folio of 22.5 x31, 5 cm. Circa 1870. Binding of the publisher. Album composed of calligraphic title page with an original photography of the author, at center, and 26 colored lithographs with the letters of the alphabet. Fully illustrated reproducing designs of caligraphlical works by the author with a theme for each letter. References: Henrique Ferreira Lima, Subsídios para um Dicionário de Calígrafos Portugueses, p. 38. Location/localizacao: 7-A1-D-5

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        The MYSTERY Of EDWIN DROOD

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

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        FURNESS PAST AND PRESENT ITS HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES

      Published by J. Richardson, 1870. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. 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]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        A History of British Birds (6 Volumes)

      London: George Bell and Sons, 1870 Six volumes complete. There are six volumes in this stunning set, each exquisitely illustrated and hand colored from wood engravings. Bound in heavily embossed gilt blue-green cloth with different pictorial studies on the front of each volume. The spines also have beautiful gilt decorations. All the volumes are in Very Good tight condition. Former owner's bookplate on the yellow endpages behind front boards. Each have minor foxing to front few pages and on edges which does not affect the color plates. Naturally they all betray signs of shelf wear at extremities. . Second Edition. Full Cloth. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ziern-Hanon Galleries]
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        The Heathen Chinee

      Endicott & Co., Lithographers, New York, 1870. (Broadside) The Heathen Chinee. By Bret Harte. Endicott & Co., Lithographers, New York, 1870. 3 7/8 x 9 1/16 inches. Decorative border. Small 1/8 inch tear to bottom middle, toned. Else a nice copy. Housed is a custom slipped case with raised leather bands. Slip case folder with two small name plates. A wonderful copy of a very scarce Bret Harte item. Originally published by Harte in The Overland Monthly as part of the title "Plain Language from Truthful James." Inventory #12-277. Price: $2500.. 1st Edition. No Binding. Near Fine/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Discovery Bay Old Books]
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        Map of New York City and County

      New York: Colton & Co., [ca. 1870]. Full period color, 29¾ x 42 inches, folding into gilt-stamped brown cloth covers. Splits on folds neatly repaired. The main map shows Manhattan Island as far north as 129th Street on a scale of four inches to the mile. A large inset at the left shows upper Manhattan and much of the Bronx. Riverside Park and Grand Central Station now appear. Not in Rumsey or Phillips.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        MAP OF NEW YORK CITY AND COUNTY

      New York: Colton & Co., [ca. 1870].. Folding pocket map, 29 3/4 x 42 inches, with full period color. Bound into original 16mo. brown cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Splits on folds neatly repaired, else very good. The main map shows Manhattan Island as far north as 129th Street on a scale of four inches to the mile. A large inset at the left shows upper Manhattan and much of the Bronx. Riverside Park and Grand Central Station now appear. Not in Rumsey or Phillips.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Les Chats. Cinquieme edition augmentee de planches en couleur et d'eaux-fortes. Deluxe Edition

      Fift Deluxe Edition. Manet - Champfleury. Paris, J. Rothschild Editeur, 1870. Champfleury's 'Les Chats' contains Manet's etching 'Le Chat et les Fleurs', as well as a portrait frontispiece by Champfleury after Burbanck, Lambert's 'Jeux des Chats', Amand Gautier's 'La Mere-Chatte', Crafty's 'Vauriens a la Poursuite du Chat' and 'Le Dejeuner' by Champfleury after Burbanck. Also present two colour plates 'Le Chat de la Japonaise, d'apres un ecran du Japon' and 'Fac-simile d'une Image Populaire de Moscou'. The work is additionally illustrated with numerous vignettes, text illustrations, facsimiles and reproductions. Cover worn and spine missed, otherwise in good conditions.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        Les Naufrag_s Ou Vingt Mois Sur Un R_cif Des Iles Auckland. R_cit Authentique.

      NF. Paris: Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie, 1870. First Edition. Sm4to (27.4 cm) Quarter-calf, 4 raised bands on spine with bright gilt titling and decorations, all edges gilt, cover in textured ruled green cloth with de-bossed initials C.L. Collation complete, with 40 full-page woodcuts in text by A. de Neuville, and chart. A Very Good and complete copy of a scarce publication.& & The true 1st edition of the other accounts of the wreck of the ñGraftonî and the menÍs perseverance and survival as real-life Robinson Crusoes, by the mate, in the original French. Contains many details not in MusgraveÍs account. The woodcuts are beautifully done. A lovely copy. Later translated into English as ñWrecked on a Reef: Or, Twenty Months among the Auckland Islands. A True Storyî published by T. Nelson & Sons in 1874. This is the original story of the modern day best seller Island of the Lost by Joan Druett.

      [Bookseller: Chet Ross Rare Books]
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        Reynard The Fox After the German Version Of Goethe By Thomas James Arnold, Esq

      NY: Theo. Stroefer, 1870. Hardcover. Orig. red cloth and morocco spine with original spine laid-down. Aeg. Very good/No Dust Jacket. 236 pages. 36 x 29 cm. Thirty-six engraved plates,tissue guards with the supposedly erotic plate 9a, probably not salacious to the modern reader. The medieval folklore story, a satirical fable. Text clean, moderate, scattered foxing to plates, mostly marginal, silk moire endpapers, lower extremities rubbed. wide front cover gilt decorated frame lettered at center in gilt.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Singapore and Borneo scenes

      1870.. Very good. Ca. 1870. A suite of photographs, with 7 carte de visite size, surrounding a large central image of a Borneo native girl. A Singapore policeman is identified in the top left. Photographs mounted on one side of folding board, 12 x 16in. With 3 other large Borneo photos, 9 x 13 in. of a mine; a school with European professors and native children, titled 'Frei Schulse'; and a building on a riverside 'Hafen Cingang".

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        On the Mechanical Performance of Logical Inference,

      First Edition, extracted from Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol. 160, Part II, pp. 497-518, with 3 engraved plates with very small and neat embossed uninked library name, virtually invisible, quarto, a very good copy, , London: Taylor and Francis, [for Royal Society], 1870. * "On the Mechanical Performance of Logical Inference" was "Jevons first published description of his logic machine, often called a "logical piano" because of its resemblance to that instrument. [...] The "piano" was the first logic machine with enough power to solve complicated problems with superhuman speed". (Origins of Cyberspace 330). Today Jevons piano is regarded as one of the precursors of the computer. Jevons 'was able to devise a logic machine - a sort of motional form of the later diagrammatic scheme of John Venn. * "Jevons'' "logical piano"(as he eventually called it in preference to his earlier terms "abacus", "abecedarium" and "alphabet") was built for him by a Salford clockmaker. It resembled a small upright piano, with twenty-one;-keys for classes and operations in an equational logic. Four terms, A, B, C, and D, with their negations, in binary combinations, were displayed in slots in front and in back of the piano; and the mechanism allowed for classification, retention, or rejection, depending upon what the player fed in via the keyboard. The keyboard was arranged in an equational form, with all eight terms on both left and right and a "copula" key between them. The remaining four keys were, on the extreme left, "finis" (clearance) and the inclusive "or", and, on the extreme right, "full stop"(output) and the inclusive "or again", In all 216 (65,536) logical selections were possible. The machine earned much acclaim. . . . Although its principal value was as an aid to the teaching of the new logic of classes and propositions, it actually solved problems with superhuman speed and accuracy, and some of its features can be traced in modern computer designs' (D.S.B. VII: 105). This paper was Jevons's only contribution to the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

      [Bookseller: Jeffrey Stern Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The Works in Verse and Prose Complete of the Right Honourable Fulke Greville, Lord Brooke. Edited by the Rev. Alexander B. Grosart. The Fuller Worthies' Library. In Four Volumes

      [Blackburn]: Printed for Private Circulation, [The Fuller Worthies' Library], 1870. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Four volumes. [Blackburn]: Printed for Private Circulation, [The Fuller Worthies' Library], 1870. First edition. c,278; xci,[i],147,[1]; 497,[1]; xii,[ii],440pp. §One of an edition of 156 copies only. Neatly bound in (seemingly) original maroon cloth, gilt lettering. An uncirculated, apparently unused ex-college library set with library label (stamped 'withdrawn') and barcode sticker to front pastedowns; label discreetly removed from front free endpaper of volume one; early, faint library stamp to foot of title verso of volume one. Gilt 'Glasgow College Library' lettering to foot of spines, neat and not too obtrusive. Touch of mild discoloration to covers of volumes III and IV, more so to the spines (see illustration), in other respects a very good, bright set. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This is a heavy/overweight 4 volume set, therefore additional postage will be charged - PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information)&

      [Bookseller: JAMES HAWKES]
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        A SKETCH OF THE HISTORY AND RESOURCES OF DAKOTA TERRITORY.

      Yankton: Press Steam Power Printing Co., 1870. - 56pp. Colored frontispiece map. Modern half cloth and paper boards. Very clean and fresh internally. Fine. One of the earliest works on the Dakota- Wyoming frontier, and among the first locally printed works on Dakota Territory and on gold in the Black Hills. "Batchelder compiled this report in response to numerous requests from acquaintances in the East. The section on railroads, pp.40-43, states that in August 1870, Dakota has not yet a line of railroads, but describes the Northern Pacific railroad which is to pass through the territory, and gives a list of other projected roads" - Streeter. Batchelder was the Secretary of Dakota Territory, and this work covers the early history and exploration of the region, Indians, climate, soil, produce, stock raising, mineral resources, and investment possibilities. A "Map of Dakota in Miniature" is the frontispiece. The first letter of each section of text is printed with a large, stylized initial, quite unusual for an early frontier imprint. STREETER SALE 2051. HOWES B231, "b." GRAFF 205. DAKOTA IMPRINTS 73. ADAMS HERD 219 ("very rare"). JONES 1522. BRADFORD 286.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

      Chapman & Hall, London April-September 1870. With twelve illustrations by S.L. Fildes and a portrait. VII+ 190+(2) pages, including advertisements for Dicken's works. Bound untrimmed in a contemporary green halfleather binding. With minor edgewear. Bound with the six orig. front wrappers to the orig. parts. With a near contemporary inscription on the first flyleaf.. First edition with the orig. front wrappers to the orig. six parts. Complete according to John C. Eckel

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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        [Werke]

      Tiel, H. C. A. Campagne [ca. 1870].. 8 Bde. in 4 geb. 8°. HLdr. d. Zt. m. Rückensch. u. Rückengoldpräg. Dekorative Kalbhalblederbände. Nicht bei Goed. - Erste in Holland gedruckte Ausgabe. Wohl ein Raubdruck Hermann Carl Anton Campagnes. Gesetzt in Antiqua.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        A SKETCH OF THE HISTORY AND RESOURCES OF DAKOTA TERRITORY

      Yankton: Press Steam Power Printing Co., 1870.. 56pp. Colored frontispiece map. Modern half cloth and paper boards. Very clean and fresh internally. Fine. One of the earliest works on the Dakota- Wyoming frontier, and among the first locally printed works on Dakota Territory and on gold in the Black Hills. "Batchelder compiled this report in response to numerous requests from acquaintances in the East. The section on railroads, pp.40-43, states that in August 1870, Dakota has not yet a line of railroads, but describes the Northern Pacific railroad which is to pass through the territory, and gives a list of other projected roads" - Streeter. Batchelder was the Secretary of Dakota Territory, and this work covers the early history and exploration of the region, Indians, climate, soil, produce, stock raising, mineral resources, and investment possibilities. A "Map of Dakota in Miniature" is the frontispiece. The first letter of each section of text is printed with a large, stylized initial, quite unusual for an early frontier imprint. STREETER SALE 2051. HOWES B231, "b." GRAFF 205. DAKOTA IMPRINTS 73. ADAMS HERD 219 ("very rare"). JONES 1522. BRADFORD 286.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe

      Edinburgh: A. Hislop and Co., n.d [c.1870s]., 1870. Quarto. Superbly illustrated by eminent artists including Clark Stanton and C.J. Staniland. A very fine edition, in the original purple cloth, with bevelled edges, heavily gilt to covers and backstrip, all edges gilt, coated yellow endpapers. Bookplate and neat name to endpapers. Printed on thick paper. One or two sections slightly proud, minor sunning to spine. A near fine copy of an uncommon edition. Includes the classic dark verses The Raven, The Bells, The Haunted Palace, The Valley of Unrest, The City in the Sea and The Sleeper. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [1972]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Vicar of Bullhampton

      Bradbury, Evans and Co.. Hardcover. London, 1870. 8vo, publisher's original terra-cotta cloth, 481 pp. A very attractive copy of the first edition in the scarce original illustrated cloth binding. Exterior and text are near fine, rear inner joint is almost completely split and front inner joint is starting. Some scattered light foxing. Remains in very good minus condition overall considering all faults. Sadlier 33, Wolff 6797 . Very Good. 1870. First Edition.

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        THE GLORIA PATRI, CREED, AND LORD'S PRAYER, IN THE YANKTON DIALECT OF THE DAKOTA [caption title]

      [Yankton Agency, D.T.: Mission Press, 1870?].. Broadside, 6 x 4 1/2 inches. Minor soiling. Near fine. Episcopal missionary text in the Dakota language. Nebraska Imprints notes one other copy at the Huntington Library, which is attributed to the Santee Agency based on a manuscript note which accompanies the broadside: "Printed at Santee Agency about 1871 - identified by the type." This piece, however, was found with a small pamphlet from the Yankton Agency and is printed on identical paper with identical type. A nice and very early Dakota imprint. NEBRASKA IMPRINTS 218.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        JOURNAL OF THE WATERLOO CAMPAIGN Kept Throughout The Campaign of 1815

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1870. 2 volumes. RARE FIRST EDITION IN PRESENTATION BINDING. A UNIQUE COPY. A family presentation copy, inscribed to George E. Mercer from I. Tod-Mercer and dated [18]96. 8vo, in a beautiful Zaehnsdorf signed binding dated 1896, thus no doubt custom made for the presentation to George E. Mercer. The binding is of full crushed scarlet morocco richly adorned in fine late-Victorian style. The boards feature a wide frame of gilt vines, flowers and thistles which is further ruled in gilt then further surrounded by minutely detailed gilt rolling, the upper boards also lettered “Mercer’s Waterloo” in fine gilt stamping, the smooth rounded spines with gilt lettering with a gilt oval surrounded by more gilt vines and flowers which then grow both up and below to fully frame the spine panel, board edges gilt ruled, wide turn-ins gilt tooled in the same motif as the covers, silk endpapers with powder blue moire pattern and further gilt tooling complete this beautiful presentation, a.e.g. xii, 369; viii, 347 pp. An extraordinary set, the condition remains outstanding. The text-block is essentially pristine, the fine bindings show only the most minimal evidence of age. Truly and outstanding and unique copy. A SCARCE AND IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION, SCARCE IN ANY STATE AND THIS AN EXTRAORDINARY COPY. Mercer's ‘Journal’ is an important source for historians of the Waterloo campaign, as well as a detailed description of the landscape and people of Belgium and France in the early 19th century. It is one of the few accounts of the period written by an artillery officer. Mercer’s journals were kept throughout the campaign of 1815 but were not published until 1870, after his death. The work was compiled and written in its finished form some 30 years earlier, from the original notes Mercer wrote contemporaneously, with additions and verifications from correspondence and other sources. It covers the period from April 1815 to January 1816. Although he eventually rose to the rank of general, his fame is as commander of the British G Troop Royal Horse Artillery in the thick of the fighting at the Battle of Waterloo. It is also notable for its lengthy descriptions of the countryside and its people. In spite of his position with the British Army, the work is usually found in 20th Century editions in French. Its historical value in the English-speaking nations was largely overlooked till its rediscovery with a Praeger edition in 1970.

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        WOODRUFF & Co., BEG TO ANNOUNCE TO THE CITIZENS OF THE CITY OF LITTLE ROCK AND SURROUNDING COUNTRY, THAT THEY ARE NOW OPENING A COMPLETE AND ENTIRELY NEW STOCK OF MOST DESIRABLE AND ATTRACTIVE DRY GOODS AND NOTIONS, AT WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, WHICH THEY ARE PREPARED TO SELL AT LESS PRICES THAN EVER BEFORE KNOWN IN THIS VICINITY...[caption title]

      [Little Rock. ca. 1870?].. Broadside, 11 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches. Some light soiling, a few small tears at edges. Central fold discreetly mended with tape on verso. Very good. A striking advertising broadside for this Arkansas dry goods firm. Beneath the titular information, a large woodcut elephant, which occupies a third of the sheet, bears aloft a banner which reads "Shall Not Be Undersold!" and wears a saddle blanket which contains a poem praising the virtues of the company. Below the elephant, a statement of the company's "straight- forward, honest treatment in evrye [sic] transaction," allowing that they make no discrimination between rich or poor, as each man's money is as good as the next. Woodruff is a prominent name in Arkansas history, and William E. Woodruff (1795-1885) was the founder of the ARKANSAS GAZETTE and the official printer for the territory. He formed a land agency in 1823, held local and state political offices, and was the city's postmaster. From his printing office he engaged in other business enterprises, such as selling books, stationers' supplies, garden seeds, and family medicines. A rare, possibly unique, and charming piece.

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        Paris. Blick über die Stadt mit der Seine, den Seine-Brücken Pont Royal, Pont du Carrousel, Pont des Arts, und Pont Neuf, Ile de la Cité mit Notre Dame, im Vordergrund der Gebäudekomplex des Louvre mit den Innenhöfen und dem Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel

      Chromolithographie von 2 Platten aus Ed. Hölzel's Verlag in Wien um 1870. 89x140 cm. - Brüggemann Slg. I, 359 vgl. - Blatt 9 der Reihe: Hölzel's Wandbilder für den Anschauungs- und Sprachunterricht. Großformatige, für den Schulunterricht gedachte Darstellung. Auf Leinen gezogen, in den Ecken kleine Metallringe als Befestigungsvorrichtung eingestanzt. Auf der Rückseite kleine Verlagsschildchen mit Titel und Reihentitel aufgeklebt An den Rändern kleine Papierabrisse und kurze Einrisse, unten rechts leichte, durch die Größe bedingte Knicke. Sonst prachtvolle, dekorative Stadtansicht in außergewöhnlichem Format. Reizvolle Darstellung mit flanierenden Passanten, Soldaten, Reitern, zahlreichen Kutschen und Pferdewagen auf den Boulevards, Plätzen und Brücken.

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        Castillos y Tradiciones Deudales de la Peninsula Iberica por Una Sociedad de los Mas Distinguidos Escritores Nacionales

      Achile Ronchi, Madrid 1870 - First edition. Original cloth with tooled boards and 5 metal studs on front and back. Front board faded, edges lightly rubbed. Internally crisp and clean. Xl, 648, [7] pp., 67 full page lithographed portraits and illustrations of castles. The title page indicates that this was volume I only, but we have been able to find no evidence that there was a second volume. OCLC 644951387 (1 loc.) Large heavy volume will require additional shipping charges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Surveying Brig Rapid in Rapid Bay October 12th 1836. Watercolor after William Light

      London:. 1870.. This watercolor appears to be based on one executed by William Light, one of the founding fathers of Adelaide, and the person who single-handedly situated & designed the city. & & "Light's original watercolor of this painting was exhibited in Adelaide in 1848 'but has since disappeared. In fact at the Jubilee Exhibition in 1886 a copy of it was displayed. It may have been the one painted by Walter Stevenson in London in 1870.' (Elder, David. "The Art of William Light", 1987, p. 102). Elder concludes, "The original watercolor was perhaps the one he referred to in his diary on 20 March 1839, 'Finished the Rapid sailing up Gulf St Vincent'." There is a pencil sketch of the scene in one of Light's notebooks in the State Library of South Australia.& & This appears to be the painting by Walter Stevenson in London in 1870. We purchased it many years ago in London, and noted on the verso "W. Stevenson Kensington". The verso adds the note "Surveying Brig Rapid in Rapid Bay October 12th 1836" and "These notes copied from back of mount which was very soiled. S. Button 11/12/62" The stickers used to fix the picture to the mat appear to be the borders from stamp sheets, with some printing on them. Watercolor, on wove paper, 25 x 35 cm. Very good condition.

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        Sectional Map of Kansas

      Chicago: Blanchard and Topeka: G. O. Wilmarth, 1870 [Lithographed by Charles Shober, Chicago]. Lithographed folding pocket map, full period hand-colouring. Two small vignette views. Folds into publisher's blindstamped pebbled cloth, title stamped in gilt on the upper cover. (Minor separations at folds). 30 1/4 x 41 inches. Rare pocket map of Kansas and among the earliest to show development in the western part of the state. This very rare pocket map compiled, drawn and published by Blanchard in Chicago also carries the imprint of Topeka bookseller G. O. Wilmarth, suggesting a marketing partnership between the two. This is further supported by the presence on this copy of Wilmarth's bookseller's label on the inside front pastedown. The map shows development across almost the entire state, with numerous counties shown and identified, most plotted for purchase, and with many towns located (including Wichita, among the earliest if not the first map to do so). The Kansas Pacific Railroad is prominently displayed crossing the entire state, with station stops as far west as Monument. Proposed railroads are shown as well. In addition, the northern portion of Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma) is shown with several towns identified, including Camp Supply, General Philip Sheridan's winter quarters in his bloody campaign against the Plains Indians. The accuracy and detail of the map is impressive for the period and confirmed on the map itself via a printed attestation by Surveyor General C. W. Babcock, dated 8 September 1869: "Having critically examined Blanchard's new sectional map of Kansas I do not hesitate to pronounce it one of the best hitherto published. It accurately represents the public surveys topographical features of the State, and to the best of my knowledge, the location of Railroads, Cities, Towns, political divisions, etc." Not in Heaston, Kansas Pocket Maps, Graff or Phillips, A List of Maps of America.

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        Da de reve Voldene ned.

      Originalmanuskriptet til Kaalunds kendte og vemodige farvel til det gamle København i forbindelse med det store byggeboom i sidste halvdel af 1800tallet. 20 håndskrevne vers på 10 A5 sider. Sign. af forfatteren.. "Det var en aldrende poet, fabeldigteren og fængselslæreren fra Vridsløse, H.V. Kaalund, der turde træde op imod fremskridtsforhippethedens kompakte majoritet. Kaalund maner til besindighed i sit berømte digt "Da de rev Voldene ned". Digtet er trods alt et væsentligt indlæg i tidens debat, ikke kun om volden, men om hele gründerperiodens ublu ekspansionisme" (Erik Wassard, København før og nu - og aldrig). Manuskriptet, der tidligere har været ejet af boghandler Otto B. Wroblewski, blev trykt første gang i Nær og Fjern 1870 og senere i Samlede Digte 1920

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        THE AMERICAN-JEWISH RITUAL: AS INSTITUTED IN TEMPLE ISRAEL, BROOKLYN

      New York; L. H. Frank & Co. ,. 1870. Full leather. 12mo. XVII, 273 pages. 20 cm. First Edition. In English and Hebrew. Singerman 2215. Not in Goldman. “The voice of reason is the voice of god” (title page) . Bound in full leather, gold tooled boards, all outer edges gilt. Order of prayers for the year round; instituted for the reform Temple Israel of Brooklyn (established 1869; merged with K. K. Beth Elohim to form Union Temple in 1921) , compiled by rabbi Raphael Da Costa Lewin (1844-1886) , born in Jamaica, held a position at a synagogue in Savannah Georgia before settling permanently in Brooklyn, editor of the Jewish Advocate. Subjects: Jews. Liturgy and ritual. Reformed. Judaism - United States. OCLC lists 5 copies (HUC, NYPL, Yale, Penn, Lincoln Univ) . Backstrip previously repaired with tape, light rubbing to boards, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. Scarce. (AMR-39-48) .

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        The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record *Volume I-XIX*

      Genealogical Society, New York, NY - (full book description) Genealogical Society, New York, NY, REPRINT Edition VG, Hard Cover, Size=12"x12", Complete run of Volumes 1-19, 1870-1888 in 2 three-ring binders. White ink NYGBR on both spine, some ink underlines (mostly names), o.w. clean and bright. Each issue has either light tan or blue covers. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE STRUGGLES OF BROWN, JONES, AND ROBINSON;

      1870. With Four Illustrations. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1870. 2 pp undated ads. Original reddish-brown cloth decorated in black and gilt. First English Edition. The tale ran in the Cornhill in 1861 and 1862, from which Harper of New York pirated the 1862 true first edition; in Great Britain it was so unpopular in magazine form that there was no such rush to publish. This is the tale of~the partnership in a haberdashery between Brown, a retired dealer in butter, Jones, his son-in-law, and Robinson, a great believer in advertising. As a result of timidity on the part of Brown, peculation by Jones and extravagance by Robinson, the business soon became bankrupt...~According to Trollope himself,~It was meant to be funny, was full of slang, and was intended as a satire on the ways of the trade... I think that there is some good fun in it, but I have heard no one else express such an opinion."~In some copies, as noted by Sadleir, the p. 148 plate appears as a frontispiece, opposite the pictorial title page (which is then followed by the printed title page); that is the case here. (In other copies, the pictorial title page serves as frontispiece opposite the printed title page, and the p. 148 plate appears at p. 148 -- no precedence known.)~This is a bright, near-fine copy: there is very minor rubbing at the extremities and the front endpaper is slightly cracked, but over our thirty years in business we have seen only one other comparable copy. Provenance: bookplate of Baltimore lawyer Henry G. Burke (1902-1989: he was one of the three founders of the Jane Austen Society of North America, and the rare book room at Goucher College is named for him and his wife). Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 15a; Sadleir (XIX) p. 382; Wolff did not obtain a copy. Housed in a cloth clamshell case.

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        The 104th PsalmÖ

      London,: Vincent Brooks Day & Son, circa, 1870.. Folding panorama in its original cloth boards, chromo-lithographic plates pasted together to form one continuous panorama 113 x 3660 mm.; fine, lettered in gilt to front. Beautiful coloured-lithographic panorama, as issued in its original decorated cloth boards: the series of 24 connected panels combine to illustrate Psalm 104, forming a continuous panorama over three-and-a-half metres in total. This copy is unusually fine; where seen, these fragile works more commonly display significant wear.The work has been featured in some detail online, testament to its visual impact (see for example a handsome commentary including a full reproduction at the Bridwell Library of Southern Methodist University in the USA). The panorama begins with an image of the psalmist, King David, covering his head in reverence to the Lord; at the end, he appears again, wearing a crown and playing his harp within his palace in Jerusalem. The remainder of the panorama consists of various landscapes teeming with life, as described in the psalm, and includes a scene showing the "leviathan" or whale.The panorama was designed by Susan Maria Ffarington (1809-1894), who illustrated several devotional books for children and also designed windows for parish churches near her estate at Worden Hall, Lancashire.

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        AVENTURES LES PLUS CURIEUSES DES VOYAGEURS, coup d'oeil autour du monde d'après les relations anciennes et modernes et des documents recueillis sur le lieux par HOMBRON. Ouvrage imitè des aventures des voyageurs par P, BLANCHARD. Due volumi., Paris , Belin-Leprieur et Morizot èditeurs, 1870

      - mm. 155 x 240, buona rilegatura mz. pelle bleu con titoli in oro, qualche macchiolina all'interno peraltro buono. pp.(3) 496 + 468. Testi in francese. L'autore, grande naturalista e viaggiatore, partecipò anche al viaggio al Polo Sud con l'ammiraglio DUMONT D'URVILLE. 40 planches hors-texte, 8 en couleurs molto belle. Edizione in due volumi in buone condizioni, assai interessante.

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        GÖTEBORGS ALBUM [cover title]

      (Göteborg): Gumpertska konsthandelns förlag, n.d. (ca. 1870). Folio, with 12 (7 x 8 1/2 inch) original gold-toned albumen photographs on printed stiff paper mounts (12 1/ 4 x 16 1/2 inches). Calf-backed gilt-stamped and decoratively embossed cloth folder. Lightly faded and rubbed at edges, else very good. The mounts show small faint stains; one photo shows some smudging from what appears to be an attempt at retouching. A portfolio of twelve 19th century photographs of Göteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden. The views show the harbor with sailing ships and canals with bridges, the public buildings and houses, the train terminal, etc. The tonal quality is full and rich, and the architectural detail is extremely sharp.

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        THE FLOWERING PLANTS, GRASSES, SEDGES & FERNS OF GREAT BRITAIN, and their allies the Club Mosses, Pepperworts and Horsetails.

      Frederick Warne and Co. n.d. but c. 1870 - Large 8vo. Six volumes, illustrated with 320 superb plates, 319 coloured and one uncoloured. The most complete edition, the plants were first issued in 4 volumes about 1860 and in about 1870 the Grasses, Sedges etc. were added. Bound in original green publisher's cloth, decorated in red and black, with gilt blocking. A few old scratches and very slight wear to the extremities. All edges gilt. The endpapers of each volume are slightly foxed and this sometimes affects the title pages, but is nowhere serious. Anne Pratt lived in Dover for much of the time she was working on these volumes and although not solely devoted to Kent flora, the descriptions often use local Kentish names for wildflowers and for the traditional and medicinal uses of herbs. All the descriptions are interesting, giving locations and an abundance of local names, folklore and traditions associated with each plant, and even their appearances in literature. All of Pratt's books are well-composed, with handsome, accurate, coloured illustrations. The success of her works must be shared with William Dickes & Company, producers of the thousands of blocks required for printing in colour using the Baxter process (combining a lithographic key plate that printed the main features of the design, followed by colour applied through a succession of wood blocks). This set is an early edition, with the quality of the colour printing being exceptional because, as this popular work was reprinted, the plates became worn and the printing quality deteriorated. Thirty years later the plates were still being used, and all who have a chance to compare them agree that the earlier editions contain the best illustrations. NATURAL HISTORY/SCIENCE BOTANY NATURAL HISTORY/SCIENCE

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        Le Jeune Naturaliste

      Paris,: Librairie Ducrocq, circa, 1870.. Oblong quarto, with a coloured lithograph title and 24 full-page coloured lithographs by Lehnert; original gilt-decorated cloth-backed boards a little worn but still attractive, internally excellent. A rare and finely colour-illustrated natural history for children, including a plate and description of the kangaroo.

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        Traité des Maladies du Fond de l'Oeil et Atlas d'Ophthalmoscopie par L. de Wecker et E. de Jaeger

      Paris: Adrien Delahaye, 1870. Very Good +. xvi, 208, vi, 231, [1] p., 29 leaves of chromolithographed plates: 89 in-text drawings; 27 cm. Full contemporary polished calf with modern leather reback of six spine compartments between raised bands. Gilt-tooled spine title in third compartment; gilt-tooled decoration in remaining compartments. Blind-ruled borders on both boards with gilt-rolled decoration. Gilt-tooled edges and turn-ins. All page edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. The color plates state: "Nach d. Nat. Gem. v. Prof. Ed. v. Jaeger; Lithogr. v. Dr. C. Heitzmann; Farbendruck aus d. k.k. Hov.-u. Staatsdruckerei in Wien." Contains Errata on p. 208 of first part. The second part contains extensive text to accompany each plate and related in-text figures. A 4-page publisher's advertisement for Sappey's Traité dAnatomie Descriptive with illustrations is bound in at the end. Small note with names in two hands bound in between pp. 2 and 3 of the first part. Garrison & Morton, 5904. In Very Good+ Condition: modern rebacking; boards somewhat rubbed with minor scrapes; three leaves of plates have soiling, only in the upper and lower margins on two but impacting the images on the third; otherwise, only minor marginal soiling. &

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