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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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        Sammlung von 18 montierten Original-Fotografien. Ansichten von Istanbul und Umgebung

      Istanbul, um 1870. 26 x 20 cm. Auf starken Karton (24 x 32 cm) aufgezogen - Özendes S. 136ff - Die unter der Firma "Abdullah Frères" zwischen 1858 - 1899 tätigen Armenier Hovsep, Vicen und Kevork Abdullah betrieben ein Photostudio in Istanbul und wurden 1862 zu Hofphotographen des osmanischen Sultans Abd al-Hamid II., der ihnen den Auftrag gab, eine umfassenden Photodokumentation seines gesamten Reiches zu erstellen. Vorhanden sind die Platten-Nummern (einige mit Bezeichnung): 81 (Extérieur de la Mosquée Chah-zado), 83 (Mosquée du Sultan Ahmed), 90 (Fountaine dans la Cour de Suléimanié), 213, 231 (Cimetière Scutari), 283 (Aïvan Séraï), 347, 348 (Palais de Dolmabahce), 487 (Ile des Princes), 524 (Roaméli-Hissar), 554, 565, 663 (Mosquée de Yéni-Djami), 691, 702, 770, 801, 837. Kartons stellenweise fleckig und leicht gebräunt. - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        Analisis de la oracion dominical en mexicano y la platica mexicana del P. jesuita Ignacio Paredes sobre el misterio de la encarnacion del Verbo Divino. (and 3 other titles, see below)

      Gudalajara: Rodriguez,, 1870-1871. *The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily REDUCED by 10% until Sunday, Aug. 18. Order now for BEST SAVINGS! 4 items, first editions, Sabin 73155-73157 (these were also issued together as Analisis gramatical de algunos textos mexicanos ... later in 1871); Analisis de la oracion dominical en mexicano y la platica mexicana del P. jesuita Ignacio Paredes sobre el misterio de la encarnacion del Verbo Divino. (1870, 16 pp.) + Analisis de la salve en mexicano y de la platica mexicana de P. jesuita Ignacio Paredes en que explica quien es Dios. (1871, 16 pp.) + Analisis de la platica mexicana del padre jesuita Ignacio Paredes sobre el misterio de la santisima Trinidad. (1871, 28 pp.) + Analisis de la platica mexicana del padre jesuita Ignacio Paredes sobre la vida, pasion y muerte de ntro. Sr. Jesucristo. (1871, 28 pp.); library book plate and markings, later boards with leather spine rubbed, signature and initials of an early owner, Fernando Nordenster. Photos available upon request.

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        Liber Fluviorum; or River Scenery of FranceÖ

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

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        Frith's Miscellaneous Photo Pictures

      1870 Folio album containing 25 albumin prints from wet collodion glass negatives. Each print measures approximately10 1/4 x 5 1/2 in., and is mounted on heavy card stock measuring 15x12 in. Each photograph is captioned and numbered in pencil in the lower left corner of the mount, most have the "Frith's Panoramic Series" stamped in blind in the lower right corner. Mounts are a bit dusty, but the photographs are quite nice with good tones. Shown are views in the UK, France, Norway and the US. Upper and lower boards are lacking spine, and all folding flaps.

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        MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD

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

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        Phasianus Colchicus [Common or Ringneck Pheasant]

      New York: Published for the Author, Daniel Giraud Elliot, [1870]-1872. Hand-coloured lithograph after Joseph Wolf by J. Smit, printed by M. & N. Hanhart. Excellent condition. 15 1/4 x 20 1/2 inches. 17 7/8 x 23 1/4 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

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        Pompei. Ultimo giorno !

      Subject: (Pompei - Fotografia). Album originale in tutta tela rossa, titolo in oro al piatto ant. 1870/80 circa, di cm. 24 x 16 con 13 pag. in cartoncino con 25 foto all'albumina, 10, 5 x 15, 5.

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        Notes on Colorado; and its inscription in the physical geography of the North American Continent

      [London: Witherby, after 26 Sept. 1870]. Small 8vo (176 x 120 mm.). 52 pp. (small crease to lower corner of front wrapper, else fine.) Original printed wrappers; buckram folding case. First edition, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by the author on wrapper title to Senator William A. Buckingham. In this address delivered by Gilpin, at the time Governor of the territory of Colorado, to the British Association of Science in Liverpool on 26 September 1870, he sets forth anew a messianic view of the American West, and specifically the Colorado territory, as the site of the climactic realization of a manifest destiny of the white race, previously developed in his full-length work The Central Gold Region (Philadelphia 1860). From wealthy Pennsylvania Quaker stock, well-educated but restless, Gilpin successively embraced the careers of a soldier, a lawyer and a newspaper reporter before joining Frémont's westward expedition in 1843. His courage in the Mexican War and participation in 1848-48 in incursions against the Indians of the Rockies, as well as his visionary convictions, led him eventually to politics, and in 1861 he was appointed first territorial governor of Colorado, a charge which he filled for just under a year. The second half of his life was rendered extremely comfortable by his astute speculation on enormous land grants in the Southwest. In purple prose Gilpin here displays a supreme lack of scientific objectivity, praising the forces of geology and climate that made of Colorado the divinely appointed venue for a renewed world civilization and regenerated human race. While the reactions of his British audience must have ranged from enthralled to hilarious, Gilpin's address clearly evoked a response: a second edition, with identical collation, was issued by the same printers in 1871. Gilpin's presentation of his pamphlet to William Alfred Buckingham (1804-1875), Senator and former Governor of Connecticut, is most appropriate: having led his state with great distinction during the Civil War, Buckingham was during this period the conscientious and hardworking chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian affairs, in which capacity he would have been interested in Gilpin's eccentric views. This is a fine copy, with an interesting association, of a rare and influential pamphlet. Howes G194; Graff 1557 (second edition). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department, on 1 212 628 3668, or katehunter at aradergalleries dot com..

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        The Nearest Way in Summer Time

      New York.: Currier & Ives.. No date. Ca. 1870.. Handcolored medium folio lithograph, image approximately 11 1/4 x 15 3/4 inches on sheet 13 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches. Overall toning to paper with some light staining in the left image (sky area and in the lower and right margins), but overall in good bright condition with good margins. Available with vintage wooden frame (not pictured), which will entail extra postage. Attractive landscape of a house surround by trees, a horse drawn carriage being led across a river in the foreground. This medium folio lithograph is the only Currier and Ives print of the work of British painter and etcher Thomas Creswick. Conningham 4403. .

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        VOLSUNGA SAGA. THE STORY OF THE VOLSUNGS & NIBLUNGS WITH CERTAIN SONGS FROM THE ELDER EDDA. TRANSLATED FROM THE ICELANDIC

      London: F.S. Ellis, 1870.  First edition, 19.5 x 13cm (8vo), in publisher's dark green linen w/copper-gilt floral & fauna design by Morris to covers & spine, gilt title to spine, top-&-fore-edges untrimmed, 275 [xx] pp. +4pp. publ. adverts to rear.  One of 750 copies printed by Strangeways & Walden, London.  Binding Very Good (a few short splits to edges of spine cloth, ep.s moderately foxed, & rear hinge starting); contents Near-Fine.  Slater 5, Vaughan 9, Ashley III 167, Ehrsam & Deily 179, Ball 89-90 & 98, Colbeck 8.

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        POEMS

      London: F.S. Ellis, 1870.  First edition, 19 x 12.5cm (8vo), in publisher's dark green linen w/gilt floral & trellis design by the author to covers & spine, gilt title to spine, decorative dark blue on pale blue ep.s w/fragment of binder's ticket (Burn) to recto of rear ep., [i-vii] viii-xi [xii], [1] 2-282 [283-284], [1-16 blanks].  Printed by Strangeways & Walden, London.  Enclosed in its custom made dark burgundy half-morocco over dark tan cloth slip-case w/gilt decorations & title to black spine w/5 raised bands.  Slip-case Good (spine chipped w/edges rubbed, & extremities moderately worn); binding Very Good (cloth moderately discoloured, extremities sl. bumped, & hinges starting); contents Near-Fine (minor creases to final blank leaves).  Slater 3, Rossetti 17, Vaughan 11, Ashley IV 132, Ehrsam & Deily 218, Fredeman 23.8, Fennell 20, Ball 161, Colbeck 10 (in dark blue cloth).

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        Hilary St. Ives

      London - Chapman and Hall, 1870 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Hilary St. Ives is a novel by William Harrison Ainsworth first published in 1870. First edition in book form. In three volumes complete. William Harrison Ainsworth (1805 - 1882) was an English historical novelist. Ainsworth briefly tried the publishing business, but soon gave it up and devoted himself to journalism and literature. His first success as a writer came with Rookwood in 1834, which features Dick Turpin as its leading character. In 1839 he published another novel featuring a highwayman, Jack Sheppard. From 1840 to 1842 he edited Bentley's Miscellany, from 1842 to 1853, Ainsworth's Magazine and subsequently The New Monthly Magazine. His Lancashire novels cover altogether 400 years and include The Lancashire Witches, Mervyn Clitheroe, and The Leaguer of Lathom. Jack Sheppard, Guy Fawkes,Old St Paul's, Windsor Castle, and The Lancashire Witches are regarded as his most successful novels. He was very popular in his lifetime and his novels sold in large numbers. Condition: In half morocco bindingswith cloth covered boards. Externally, generallysound but with some wear to extremities, including loss to spine to volume one and backstrip lifting to volume two, slight rubbing, marks and stains to boards. Hinges strained. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with occasional slight spotting and handlingmarks, foxing to titles and last pages. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        The Myvyrian Archaiology of Wales

      Denbigh: Thomas Gee, 1870 2nd ed, VG+, small 4to. Collected out of ancient manuscripts. To which has been added Additional notes upon the Gododin, and An English translation of the Laws of Howell the Good; Also An Explanatory chapter on Ancient British Music by John Thomas. In full early 20c calf in a tooled box style, corners and edges a little worn. Spine, raised bands, ink tooling, titles in gilt to maroon morocco label, edges rubbed. Internally, decorative gilt tooling to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, [5], (vi-xii), [3], [1], 2-1247 pp, [3], (interesting list of subscribers, and adverts), in both English and Welsh, double columns per page, dedicated not to one but to three persons! Always useful! The subscribers list is split between the front and rear of the text block. A lovely copy! (Graesse 642. Brunet 1982. Allibone 1702 for the earlier version)JONES, OWEN (Owain Myfyr; 1741-1814), a skinner in London and one of the most prominent figures in the literary life of Wales at the end of the 18th cent, and the beginning of the next.WILLIAMS, EDWARD (Iolo Morganwg) 1747-1826; a poet and antiquary.PUGHE, WILLIAM OWEN (1759-1835), lexicographer, grammarian, editor, antiquary, and poet.THOMAS , JOHN ( Pencerdd Gwalia ; 1826 - 1913 ), musician. See NLW WBO for a full Bio of those listed above.

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        FABLES OF LA FONTAINE. Translated into English Verse by Walter Thornbury

      London: Cassell, Petter and Galpin, N.D., circa 1870. A very early printing. With 86 magnificent full page illustrations, many smaller illustrations and a portrait frontispiece all by Gustave Doré. Royal 4to (12.25 by 9.5 inches), in a very handsome deluxe binding of three-quarter green morocco over matching pebbled cloth covered boards, the spine with finely gilt stippled raised bands ruled in blind and with multiple rules in gilt, the head and tail additionally gilt decorated, two compartments boldly gilt lettered, with fine marbled endleaves and page edges. lxiv, 839 pp. A very fine and handsome copy, very handsomely bound, solid and fresh and clean with no sign of the typical foxing associated with these printings. Only very light evidence of age to the binding. A very well preserved and quite excellent copy. A BEAUTIFULLY BOUND AND WELL PRESERVED COPY OF THIS MASTERPIECE BY GUSTAVE DORé. An impressive tome of some of the best loved fables, including ‘The Grasshopper and the Ant’, ‘The hen with the golden eggs’ and well over 150 more. With his full-page engravings Gustave Doré does his best work with great dramatic flare. The countless smaller illustrations round out the book and make it a truly outstanding publishing endeavor.

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        Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage Round the World of HMS Beagle, Under the Command of Captain Fitz Roy. New Edition.

      London: John Murray, 1870.. 8vo. x, 519, (1) pp. Bound in contemporary blue full calf, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered tan label, gilt decoration to the other compartments featuring an illustration of a bird, endpapers and all edges marbled, a school prize plate dated 1870 to the front free endpaper, also the private lettered blindstamp of "Hollam, Dulverton" to the succeeding two pages. Light rubbing to the extremities, a very good copy overall. "It is impossible to overrate the influence of the voyage on Darwin's career: it was both his education and his opportunity" (ODNB). Freeman, 22.

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        Handy Map & Guide to London with index to Streets (Cruchley's Handy Map of London)

      Gall & Inglis' Gall & Inglis', 1870's-1880's. Paperback. Very good. VGC.Gall & Inglis'.No date given but probably 1870's to 1880's prior to London Tower Bridge build, which is not included on the map.Green hardback(small dents,nicks and light shelf wear on the cover) with folded map in VGC.The map is in VGC but with small stain marks and foxing marks on the edges,small tear on the edge of the map.The map is hand coloured and includes:Railways,Railway Stations,Steamer Routes,Omnibus and Tramway Routes,Parks.The size of the map is: 30x20 inch.The scale of the map is: 3 3/4 to 1 mile.The map covers: From Hyde Park(including parts of Kensington Palace) to Blackwall and from Mildmay Park to South Lambeth.The map is in VGC for its age. A collectable and scarce map.

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        The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches

      New York: C.H.Webb, 1870. 198pp. Black and white illuminated capitals at start of each chapter. Bound in mauve cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Gilt vignette of frog on front cover. Bevelled boards. Spine faded, worn at extremities. Covers patchily faded. Corners scuffed with some loss. Some damage to front endpaper at spine, but copy is tight. Very small amount of browning to page edges. A Scarce book. Mark Twain's first book. . Cloth. Good +. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" Square.

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        MARKS AND MONOGRAMS ON POTTERY AND PORCELAIN, of the Rennaissance and modern Periods; with Historical Notices of Each Manufactory; preceded by an Introductory Essay on the Vasa Fictilia of England, of the Romano-British and Medieval Eras

      London: J. Davy and Sons, c.1870. Third edition, revised and considerably augmented. With 2200 Potters' marks and illustrations. Large 8vo, in a fine designed binding by Porter, of full green morocco with diamond shaped inlaid designs in gold and brown decorating upper cover, and an inlaid gold diamond on the spine lettered in gilt, t.e.g. viii, 777, appendix & index. A fine copy. The author was, in his day, the authority in England on ceramics and gold and silver plate.

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        SONGS Of SEVEN. [bound with] SONG Of The BELL. [bound with] The RAVEN. Illustrated. With Biographical Sketch of the Author

      New York:: Published by W. Jennings Demorest, 838 Broadway.. 1870.. 12mo. 6" x 4". 1st edition thus. 16, [12]; [2], 20, [2]; [24] pp.. Original publisher's purple cloth, with gilt stamped title lettering to front board. AEG. Blue eps.. Extremity wear to binding. Front paste-down with a couple abrasions.. Period poi to preliminary blank. A VG copy.. "The Raven" first appeared in the February 1845 issue of the New York Evening Review. The first book appearance occured in the Spring of 1845, with an unauthorized appearance in an elocution manual; the work was first collected in The Raven and Other Poems, November 1845. BAL 16216 records the first separate edition as an 1869 edition printed in Glasgow [however, not seen]. & & Demorest also issued these 3 titles separately, making said Raven the 1st US separate edition. Though the Raven without the dated t.p., given it's typographical similarity to the first two titles, as well as its inclusion here, we feel confident in also dating it ca. 1870. Unrecorded by BAL. OCLC records no institutional holdings of this edition. & & Rare, especially in this format. . Frontis to first 2 works. Each title with ornamental t.p. Decorative initial captial letters. Seven: 13 cuts. Bell: 9 cuts. Raven: 18 cuts, one per page above Poe's verse.

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        Nye Eventyr og Historier. 3 bd.

      Kbhvn. 1870-74. Illustr. af Lorenz Frølich. Orig. komponeret hellærred. Bageste friblad i første bind repareret ca. 2x6 cm uden tab af papir.. Sjældent velholdt eksemplar af 1. udgave med Frølichs illustrationer i det originale bind. BFN 1007-1003-1039

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        THE YOSEMITE GUIDE-BOOK: A DESCRIPTION OF THE YOSEMITE VALLEY AND THE ADJACENT REGION OF THE SIERRA NEVADA, AND OF THE BIG TREES OF CALIFORNIA

      Cambridge: Welsh, Bigelow, & Co, 1870. First Trade Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+ binding. The first trade edition of this important guide and exploration book, following the limited edition of 250 copies. In original cloth which shows some very light evidence of silverfishing to the extremities. With two large fold-out maps (one of the Yosemite Valley and the other of the Sierra Nevada and Yosemite) in the front and rear pockets, and 8 full-page wood-engraved plates by Carleton Watkins with numerous in-text engravings. Some very light foxing, primarily to the tissue-guards protecting the full page plates. Green cloth, with gilt stamping to the front and back boards, and gilt decoration and titling to the spine. (Howes W389). Very Good+ binding.

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        Cities of Palestine

      T. Nelson and Sons, 1870. Green, gilt boards with colored litho of Bethany with "Cities of Palestine" in sky of scene, laid in and indented, slight foxing/rubbing to boards, tight. Contents. Jaffa, or Joppa Jerusaleum, Bethany, Bethlehem, Hebron, ect. 26 pgs. Handcolored plates, histories, descriptions, quite scarce.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall. Travel Geography.

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        An album containing 310 mounted albumen print portraits of famous European historical, literary, political and social figures, most after engravings or drawings, but including at least 29 portraits from life

      [Nice: circa 1870]. Large quarto. (13 5/8 x 10 7/8 inches). 65 card leaves mounted recto only with 310 albumen print photograhs, most 'carte-de- visite' size (approx. 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches) but including 9 larger images (approx. 5 5/8 x 4 inches), the portraits from life including Victor Hugo, Thiers, Guizot, Michelet, Cavour, Rossini, Napoleon III and Louis Napoleon the Prince Imperial. Original brown morocco, the covers with large inlaid marquetry panels, the upper panel inlaid with various specimen woods with a scene of two peasant women and a dog in front of a cottage, the lower panel inlaid with flowers and painted in red "Nice,", spine in six compartments with raised bands, the compartments panelled in blind but otherwise plain, gilt turn ins, white moiré-patterned endpapers, gilt edges. A spectacular album containing an ineteresting selection of portraits The portraits range from the earliest Kings of France to Victor Hugo and Louis Napoleon the Prince Imperial, with the majority being 19th- century subjects. The marquetry panels on the album covers are of the highest quality.

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        THE VICAR OF BULLHAMPTON (Near Fine Copy in Original Publisher's Cloth)

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1870. Trollope, Anthony. THE VICAR OF BULLHAMPTON. Thirty Illustrations by H. Woods [actually thirty-five]. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1870. First Edition in book form, preceded by the parts issue. A NEAR FINE untouched copy of this scarce title in the original publisher's heavily decorated terra-cotta cloth, gilt, hinges just showing only minor wear. Very uncommon thus. One of Trollope's more delightful novels (to paraphrase Michael Sadleir in his TROLLOPE, A COMMENTARY, 33) with a clever mixture of happy parsons, charming ladies, pompous royalty, dyspeptic farmers and a just-slightly edgy tone in the style of his other equally excellent masterpieces of this period, THE WAY WE LIVE NOW and HE KNEW HE WAS RIGHT. As nice a copy of this title in original cloth as we've seen during our many decades of seeking and selling Trollope firsts. Wolff 6797.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine. Illus. by H. Woods.

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        The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson

      Smith, Elder & Co, London, 1870. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Near Fine Condition. Full straight grain morocco by Zaehnsdorf, gilt ruled with inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, etc. Slight wear at corners and spine ends. The first edition in book form; with four illustrations. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 043825. .

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        14 autograph letter fragments, written in English and German, partly signed "FL".

      No place, c.1870s. - To various addressees an various themes, among them a letter draft to the Hungarian Nobleman Albert Apponyi (1846-1933), to whom Liszt writes of the Academy of Music in Budapest, his interest in Hungarian art and his desire to be useful for his country. - Provenance: Robert Bory, musicologist.

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        Personal Memoirs of John H. Brinton, Major and Surgeon U.S.V. 1861-1865

      The Neale Publishing Company 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt spine lettering. 361pp. Frontispiece portrait. Very good. Mild bit of edgewear; inner hinges starting but expertly and archivally strengthened, thus tight; smallish age toned area on front endpaper from long-ago newsprint contact. Tight and nice first edition of this important and scarce military medical memoir. This exceptional copy bears the small custom bookplate on front pastedown of Christian Brinton (1870-1942), a noted medical professional well-known as an art critic collector and curator who promoted modernism and other art "isms." Above this bookplate, he handsomely pencils "C.W. Brinton / Bryn Mawr, Pa. 10/15/42" -- obviously pencilled shortly before his death some time later that year. The front flyleaf opposite this bears two additional Brinton family inscriptions: Nicely penned near the top is this presentation inscription: "Christian Brinton / with the regards of / his friend and / kinsman the editor / Jasper Yates Brinton / July 3, 1915." And below this is the following large, bold inscription: "To Christian Brinton / from / 'The dark haired girl' / on this fourteenth day / of November -- 1935 -- / 'Bidderhook' / Sarah Brinton Auchenried." John H. married Sarah Ward in 1866 and the couple had four children, the youngest of which was Jasper, who edited his father's posthumously-published autobiography. What Christian and Sarah's relationship to the author is remains unclear. James I. Robertson Jr. notes: "Brinton, a renowned surgeon and able scholar, provides intimate glimpses of both Federal hospitals in the West and the principal battlefields of the East." NEVINS I, 63.

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        Zauber-Theater. Konvolut von 1 Plakat und 14 Anschlägen sowie Handzetteln mit Zaubervariete-Szenen

      Deutschland, um 1870.. Original-Holz- bzw. Linolschnitte. Zusammen 15 Blätter. 83 x 62 cm (1) und 10 x 13 bis 35 x 50 cm. Nicht in der Sammlung Fechner. - Sammlung von Illustrationen zu Zaubertheaterszenen, möglicherweise einer Varietebühne. Dabei ein besonders hübsches, großformatiges Plakat "Zauber-Theater" mit einem bärtigen Zauberkünstler à la Jules Verne, der mit dem weiß gekleideten Tod übers Parkett tanzt, während ein schwarzes Teufelchen die Fiedel spielt und Gerippe im Hintergrund ein Pas de deux aufführen. Oben über den Schriftband eine große Eule, am Rand schwarze Silhouettenteufelchen. Zwei weitere Blätter (35 x 50 cm) zeigen den hypnotisierten Zauberer, den Teufel und Tod bezirzen, und die Lichtfahrt einer Jungfrau, die der Zauberer - von Tod und Teufel assistiert - aufsteigen lässt. Die kleineren Blätter auf farbigem Papier (hellblau, grün, roséfarben) zeigen Szenen mit zauberhaften Kartentricks, Erdolchungen, Erschießungen, Schwarzen Rabenreigen, verschwindenden Jungfrauen mit den typischen Akzessoires wie Särgen, Kelchen, Sanduhren, Skeletten, schummernden Kerzen und vielem mehr. - Wenige im Abdruck etwas schwächer, meist in sehr guter Qualität, die kleineren Bilder bis auf die Umfassungslinie beschnitten, wenige Montagereste verso, eindrucksvolles Konvolut.

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        The Political Writings of Thomas Paine

      Boston. J.P. Mendum, Investigator Office. 1870. Cased in an extremely handsome Publisher's Presentation binding. Full gilt ruled crushed brown morocco with ornate gilt tooled fleural embellished frame to front and rear covers. Gilt ruled spine compartments with elaborate gilt tooled vignettes. Gilt tooled raised bands. Gilt titles. Intricate gilt tooled turn-ins. Marbled endsheets. All edges gilded. Gilt tooled publisher's presentation text inset to frame of front covers. Thick 8vo. 5.5" x 8.75". A New Edition with additions. Illustrated with and engraved portrait Frontis. A lovely, specially bound Presentation set to the original owner from the publisher, J.P. Mendum. Original Contributors list and expense statement laid in. Several corners bumped. A Fine gleaming set.

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        The Mystery of Edwin Drood

      London: Chapman & Hall, April, 1870 - September, 1870. First edition, finely bound from the 6 monthly parts, preserving the advertisements and wrappers. 8vo. Engraved title page and portrait and 12 engraved plates. Contemporary half green morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt, a.e.g., preserving the wrappers and advertisement at back. Wrappers and inserted material as per Hatton and Cleaver, with the following exceptions: (1) Part 2 lacks the "Cork Hats" slip, as usual; (2) Part 5 lacks the 8pp. Chapman & Hall catalogue in rear. Fine copy (wrappers with some minor loss from trimming). Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 373-384 . Desirable copy of Dickens' last book, publication of which was interrupted by his death on June 9, 1870. Drood appeared in book form on August 31, 1870

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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.

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        VIKRAM AND THE VAMPIRE or Tales of Hindu Devilry

      [London and] New York: [Longmans, Green and Co and] D. Appleton & Co., [1870]. First edition, issue in the green cloth, this copy with the rare Appleton title-slug printed in London and using the first edition UK sheets. With illustrations by Ernest Griset. 8vo, original green cloth gilt lettered and pictorially decorated in black on spine and upper cover. xxiv, 319. A very bright and attractive copy, unusually so. Expert and essentially unnoticeable strengthening to the head and tail of the spine. Very tight, clean and bright internally. These stories were adapted by Burton from stories included in the BAITAL PACHISI, a Hindu version of the traditional vampire tales. Penzer says these traditional tales were written in Sanskrit some time after 1070 A.D., though they were carried by oral tradition much earlier. He also states that, although copies of the second and third issue of this book do turn up, "they are seldom in good condition" (Penzer, p. 82).

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        A Monograph of the Phasianidae or Family of the Pheasants

      New York: published for the Author, [1870]-1872. 2 volumes, folio. (23 1/2 x 18 inches). 2pp. subscriber's list. 79 fine hand-colored lithographic plates (including 1 folding plate of feathers) after Joseph Wolf by Joseph Smit (58) or John Gerrard Keulemans (21), printed by M. & N. Hanhart and P.W.M. Trap, coloured by J.D. White, 2 uncolored lithographic plates by and after Smit, on India paper mounted. (Expert neat repairs to titles, the lower margin of the folding plate of feathers, and the text leaf in vol. II describing the Lady Amherst's pheasant). Contemporary red morocco gilt by Bickers & Son, covers with elaborate gilt border composed from fillets, decorative rolls and stylized foliage tools at cornerpieces, spines in seven compartments with double raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth, the others with overall decoration of massed small tools, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, g.e. The most splendid of Elliot's great monographs, and a rare American publication of this elegant class of books. Issued in 6 parts between June 1870 and October 1872, A Monograph of the Phasianidae is described by Sitwell as "the equal in every way to any work by Gould." The magnificent size and beautiful coloring of the plates after Joseph Wolf's 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." He generously dedicated the work "To my friend Joseph Wolf", calling his "unrivalled talent...its chief attraction." Anker 130; Fine Birds Books (1990), p. 95; T. Keulemans & J. Coldewey Feathers to brush... John Gerrard Keulemans 1982, p.61; Nissen IVB 295; Wood p. 331; Zimmer p. 206.

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        VOLSUNGA SAGA. THE STORY OF THE VOLSUNGS & NIBLUNGS WITH CERTAIN SONGS FROM THE ELDER EDDA. TRANSLATED FROM THE ICELANDIC

      London: F.S. Ellis, 1870.  First edition, 19.5 x 13cm (8vo), in publisher's dark green linen w/copper-gilt floral & fauna design by Morris to covers & spine, gilt title to spine, top & fore-edge untrimmed, cream ep.s w/binder's ticket (Burn & Co.; Ball 20D) to rear pastedown, 275 [xx] pp., +4pp. publ. adverts to rear.  One of 750 copies printed by Strangeways & Walden, London.  Binding Near-Fine (ep.s moderately foxed); contents Near-Fine--an unusually brilliant copy.  Slater 5, Vaughan 9, Ashley III 167, Ehrsam & Deily 179, Ball 89-90 & 98, Colbeck 8.

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        Naturgeschichte des ThierreichsÖ S?ugethiereÖ V?gelÖ Amphibien

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

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        WORKS OF SHAKSPERE. Edited by Charles Knight

      New York: Virtue and Yorston., n.d., circa 1870. 2 volumes. The Imperial Edition, the best edition of the publisher and editor. Profusely illustrated throughout with very fine full-page steel engravings by select artist, vignette half-title and portrait frontispiece. Large Folio, (15” x 11”), in the publisher’s very deluxe and impressive binding of full dark brown morocco handsomely decorated with wide ornate panels in blind featuring round portrait corner piece portraits of Shakespearian characters in bright gilt, all surrounding a full gilt panel featuring a bust of Shakespeare, urn and shield and rich ornate lettering. The spines are decorated in similar style with tall gilt stippled raised bands, panels in blind, bright gilt lettering and gilt tools in the center of each compartment, board edges and turn-ins gilt decorated, fine marbled end-papers and a.e.g. An extremely fine and unusually attractive set. The books are near as pristine with fresh white paper, the bindings bright and exceptionally well preserved. AN ABSOLUTELY SUPERB SET OF THIS IMPORTANT EDITION IN ITS VERY BEST FORMAT. Truly an edition, printing and binding well suited for the greatest writer of the language. It is also vivid proof that an American publisher could produce a Shakespeare as handsome and fitting as any of their British counterparts. "The text given by Mr. Knight... is founded upon the most careful collations; and a reason is assigned in those editions for every deviation from the received text of the modern copies. To print the Text of the Words of Shakespeare, such as we may judge that it proceeded from his pen, so as to make his real words accessible to all, is the object...”

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        The Mystery of Edwin Drood

      London: Chapman & Hall April 1870September 1870 London: Chapman & Hall, April, 1870 - September, 1870. First edition, finely bound from the 6 monthly parts, preserving the advertisements and wrappers. 8vo. Engraved title page and portrait and 12 engraved plates. Contemporary half green morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt, a.e.g., preserving the wrappers and advertisement at back. Wrappers and inserted material as per Hatton and Cleaver, with the following exceptions: (1) Part 2 lacks the "Cork Hats" slip, as usual; (2) Part 5 lacks the 8pp. Chapman & Hall catalogue in rear. Fine copy (wrappers with some minor loss from trimming). Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 373-384 . Desirable copy of Dickens' last book, publication of which was interrupted by his death on June 9, 1870. Drood appeared in book form on August 31, 1870

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        Motifs Historiques D'Architecture Et De Sculpture D'Ornament Pour La Composition Et La Decoration Exterieure Des Edifices Publics Et Prives [UNIFORMLY BOUND WITH] Motifs Historiques d'Architecture Et De Sculpture D'Ornament (Deuxieme Serie) Decorations Interieures Empruntees A Des Edifices Francais Du Commencement De La Renaissance A La Fin De Louis XVI

      Paris: Ducher & Cie, 1870 - 1880. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary quarter red morocco and marbled boards with marbled endpapers. Very good. 4 vols./No Dust Jacket. Folio, 45 x 33 cm. Extensive collection: engravings of measured drawings. "Exterieure," in two volumes with 44 pages in text, and 197 plates. Vol.I encompasses designs from Francois I (515-1547) - Louis XIII (1610-1643), and Vol. II., Louis XIV (1643-1715) - Louis XVI (1744-1793). "Interieures," in two volumes, 195 plates including seventeen chromolithographs, some double-paged, depicting Ensembles de Salons, Salles A Manger, Chambres A Coucher, Boudoirs, Escaliers, Cheminees, Portes, Plafonds, Trumeau, Panneaux, etc. Daly's actual professional practice was mainly confined to the restoration of the cathedral of Alby at Tarn. In 1839 he founded the "Revue generale de l'architecture." He also spent three years in the Americas, and in 1856 was the first to note several important pre-Columbian ruins. This work is considered one of his most important publications [see: STURGIS Vol. I, pp. 733-744]. Scattered light to occasionally moderate foxing mainly in margins, owner blind stamp tittle page corner, free front endpaper Vol. II of Interieures defective, spine ends rubbed and scuffed.

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