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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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      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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        The Poetical Works of John Milton

      London,: E. Moxon, circa, 1870.. Seven volumes, octavo, engravings; a very good set in nineteenth-century half roan. Second edition "with considerable additions".

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        Varieties of Vice-Regal Life.

      Longmans, Green and Co, London 1870 - Two volumes. First edition. [I] xvi, 514, [2] (publisher's advert, verso blank) pp, folding coloured map of Tasmania. [II] viii, 446pp, [2] (publ adverts) pp folding map of Southern India (Madras Presidency). Original maroon cloth, decorated in blind; the extremities rubbed. Vol I: some light marks on the upper board and its top corner is bumped; tiny clean tear in fore-edges of the front free endpaper and half-title. Vol II: 40mm split in the cloth near to the foot of the lower front joint. The volumes now with mylar wrappers. One signature towards the middle of each volume is a little loose and has been sitting slightly proud of the fore-edges. The bookplate of S. Denison of Leeds is on each front paste-down, and a small monograph stamp on each half-title. A clean set in good to very good condition. ***Denison was Lt-Governor of Van Diemen's Land 1847?55; Governor of NSW (and Governor-General of the Australian colonies) 1855?61; and Governor of the Madras Presidency 1861?66. An opinionated military engineer, he argued for the continuation of transportation and resisted the establishment of self-government. His account is largely composed of letters, as often as not written by his wife, and contains much valuable information, presented in an unusual and lively manner. *** Please use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability and get accurate postage quote for this item (the amount quoted is for an 'average' hard-cover book of up to 1kg in weight). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      London: Chapman & Hall, 1870. First edition. Leather Bound. Fine. Luke Fildes. Dickens, Charles& The MYSTERY Of EDWIN DROOD& & Chapman & Hall,, London:, 1870 - First Edition. First issue& Bound from the original monthly parts, published between April and September 1870. Publishers original blue-green printed wrappers bound in at the rear (5 of 6)& & NEWLY REBOUND& & Full hand dyed brown morocco.& Handmade paper endpapers.& & CONTENTS: & & [frontispiece facing vignette titlepage: Portrait of Dickens with his customary flourished signature and the date 1870. followed at the foot Engraved by J. H. Baker, from a photograph taken in 1868, by Mason & Co.";& & vignette titlepage with etched words: THE MYSTERY/OF/EDWIN DROOD, (curved)/ BY/CHARLES DICKENS./(oval illustration of Rochester Gstle and Gthedral seen from the Medway)/J~ [S.] Lo Fildes, deL (beneath left curvature of illustration) J. Brown, sc. (beneath right curvature)/LONDON:/CHAPMAN & HALL, 193 PICCADILLY. (See NOTE 3.)]& & (i) titlepage (ii) imprint, near foot: LONDON. PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, STAMFORD STREET/ AND CHARING CROSS. & & (iii) 12-1ine note in italics about this fragmentary nove^L including the date 12th August, 1870~ & (iv) blank (v)-vii CONTENTS. (viii) ILLUSTRATIONS. & & (1)-190 text, with seven stars printed across the page below the text on p. 190 and the imprint at its foot: LONDON: PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, STAMFORD STREET AND CHARING CROSS. & & (191-192) advertisements: beginning with the lines CHARlES DICKENS'S WORKS./ORIGINAL EDITIONS. on p. (191) and ending with the item: ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF/THE CHRISTMAS BOOKS: . . . on p. (192).& & COLLATION & & A4 B-N^8 [$1-2 signed]; 100 leaves (214 x 137 (est) ); (i-v) vi-vii (viii) (1)& & & TEXT BLOCK& & Textblock clean with minor foxing to page edges and slight browning/foxing to the first and last few pages.& Minor stain to bottom of inner margin effecting Frontispiece and vignette title page and very faintly the title page.& Small edge repair to plate 157.& & & Smith, Walter E - Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth - All issue points present.&

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        Kling People

      Ca. 1870.. Fine. An unmounted albumen photograph with number and title at the lower left "Kling poeple (sic) 171". With the blind stamp for G. R. Lambert & Co., Singapore at the lower right. This is a family group with 7 people, with some of the same individuals as those portrayed in a print at the National Gallery of Australia (Accession No: NGA 2007.2025) which is titled "92 Kling family" and which shows the same mother and father in the same setting (with striped backdrop) but with only the mother and father and two children.& & Lambert & co., commercial photographers in Singapore, 1867 - c. 1914. Founded by the German-born Gustave Richard Lambert (b.1846), the firm was by the end of the 19th century the largest and most successful studio in South-East Asia, maintaining branches at various times in Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, and Sumatra. It was appointed photographer to the king of Siam in 1880 and was also extensively patronized by the British colonial authorities to record political occasions and official visits. Although Lambert's personal presence in Singapore was sporadic, under the management of Alexander Koch the studio assembled the most extensive photographic documentation of the area, with a catalogue of views covering almost the entire Malay archipelago. - The Oxford Companion to the Photograph. 7 1/2 x 10".

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      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). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Published by Bell and Daldy, 1870. Hardback. Very Good. Slightly better than very good condition with no wrapper. 6 volumes. Green embossed cloth, gilt vignettes to front cover. Gilt decorations to spine. 365 hand-coloured plates. Second edition. Bookplate to front endpaper of each volume. Corners bumped. All plates present. Overall a handsome set. [S]

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        A History of British Birds

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

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        Codigo do Processo Criminal de Primeira Instancia do Imperio

      1870. Nascimento Silva, Jovino (Josino) do, Commentaries. Codigo do Processo Criminal de Primeira Instancia do Imperio do Brasil, Augmentado com a Lei de 3 de Dezembro de 1841 e Seus Regulamentos, Disposicao Provisoria Acerca da Administracao da Justica Civil, Todas as Leis, Decretos e Avisos a Respeito Ate o Fim do Anno de 1869. Explicando, Revogando ou Alterando Algumas de Suas Disposicoes. Rio de Janeiro: Eduardo & Henrique Laemmert, 1870. Two volumes. [Bound with] Rodrigues de Oliveira, Antonio Jose. Reforma Judiciaria, Lei N. 2033 de 20 Setembro de 1871 Alterando Differentes Disposicoes da Legislacao Judiciaria Seguida do Decreto N. 4824 de 22 de Novembro de 1871, Que Regula a Execucao da Presente Lei; e dos Decretos N. 4825 de 22 de Novembro; No 4857, 4858, 4859, e 4860 de 30 de Dezembro de 1871, Que lhe sao Relativos; Acompanhados de Explicacao. Rio de Janeiro: Em Casa de Eduardo & Henrique Laemmert, 1872 viii, 87, 56 pp. Includes 56-page publisher catalogue. Together three volumes bound as one. Octavo (7" x 4-1/2"). Recent cloth, printed paper title label to spine, endpapers renewed. Title page of Reforma has attractive cartouche composed of scales and other judicial symbols. Light toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Small inkstamp to title page of Codigo. * Sixth and final edition. First published in 1842, Borchard says this is "a classic work on the older law." All editions are scarce. OCLC does not locate any copies of any edition of Codigo in North America, 1 copy of Reforma (at Harvard Law School). Borchard, Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Argentina, Brazil and Chile 308.

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        Autobiography of ... the Renowned Missouri "Bushwacker" and Unconquerable Rob Roy of America; Being His Complete Confession ... Compiled by James W. Evans and A. Wendell Keith, M.D., ...; Together with All the Facts Connected with His Early History

      Jefferson City, MO: State Times Book and Job Printing House. Very Good-. 1870. First Edition. Hardcover. First Edition in Very Good- condition with rubbed joints, detached rear board, and bookbinder sticker to lower front pastedown. Sworn affadavit. Illus. Contemporary 3/4 roan and marbled boards; Howes H470. Adams Six Guns 686: "A rare and readable account of this notorious outlaw's activities. " Adams 150 # 53. Dornbusch V. 2 #2125. Graff 1883. Ownership signature of John P. Nicholson, Civil War Officer, and Civil War book collector whose collection was catalogued in 1914, and in which this book does not appear. Interesting piece of Americana .

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        Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers

      Edinburgh - William Blackwood and Sons, 1870 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An anothology of poetry first published in Blackwood's Magazine, written byWilliam Edmondstoune Aytoun. Illustrated throughout by Sir Joseph Noel Paton and Waller H. Paton. Some of the titles included are The Heart of thr Bruce, The Island of the Scots, Hermotimus and The Refusal of Charon. William Edmondstoune Aytoun (1813 1865) was a Scottish lawyer and poet. His reputation as a poet is based mainly on Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers (1848). Sir Joseph Noel Paton (1821 1901) was a Scottish artist, born in Wooer's Alley, Dunfermline, Fife. He painted in the Pre-Raphaelite style and became a painter of historical, fairy, allegorical and religious subjects. Bookplate of 'Callum' to front pastedown. Condition: In a red morocco binding. Externally very smart, though with some very light rubbing. Internally, firmly bound. Pages have just the odd spot. Overall:NEAR FINE..

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        Transactions And Proceedings Of The New Zealand Institute, 1868-1909. A run of 42 Volumes

      Wellington: Government Printer. Good with no dust jacket. 1870-1910. Hardcover. A run of 48 volumes from Volume I, 1868 to volume XLII, 1909. Various paginations. Volume I is the second edition, printed in 1875. Most volumes bound uniformly in blue cloth boards. Page dimensions trimmed to various dimensions during rebinding. Ex-library (Fisheries Research Division Library, Marine Department, New Zealand Government). The exceptions to the uniform blue cloth bindings are Volume II which is bound in recent papered card boards, Volume III which is in the original pink papered card boards, and Volume IV which is in contemporary brown cloth boards. All bindings very good except for Volume III, which has a heavily worn spine and a shaky binding. Also includes Index volumes in similar uniform bindings. ; 8vo .

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        Frogs and Snakes

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

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        CHAMPAGNE: its history, manufacture, properties, etc. With some prefatory remarks upon wine and wine merchants

      London, John Camden Hotten, 1870.. FIRST EDITION 1870, 8vo, frontispiece map of the wine districts of Champagne, engraved extra title page with views of Chateau Margaux and Chateau Lafitte, grape harvesting and pressing, wine cellars, bottles and barrels, 7 plates showing views of Champagne, bottling, chateaux, 2 illustrations in the text, pages: iv, (iii*)-iv*, v-vii, (1), 140, plus 16 page advert, bound in original publisher's green bead grain cloth, blind ruled border to covers, gilt lettered spine, gilt bunch of grapes vignette beneath author's name, original light grey cream lined endpapers. Book leaning slightly, spine darkened, tiny nicks to head and tail of spine, corners very slightly worn, neat modern bookplate on front pastedown,margins to frontispiece map and engraved title page very lightly foxed, tiny closed tear to lower edge of page 3, neatly repaired, occasional small pale stain to lower margins, a few fox spots to margins of 1 plate, a couple of pale marks to inner margins of pages 80 and 81, light browning to pages 130 and 131 due to something formerly laid in the book, all easily legible, otherwise a good clean copy. Pages (iii*)-iv* contain a postscript by the author lamenting the horrors of the war in France which devastated the areas he had visited after his return to London. Gabler, Wine into Words, page 280, G39230: "More of a personal account of the author's visit to Champagne than a detailed history. It is written in an unpretentious style, and is enlivened with anecdotes and opinions". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Washerwoman

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

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      Houghton, Mifflin and Company. Very Good. 1870-71. Hardcover. Complete 4 volume set. Brown leather bound covers with burgundy leather spine labels, 5 raised bands, and marbled boards have wear to the extremities. Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. Marbled end sheets and pastedowns bright and still shiny. Marbled page edges all the way around in beautiful condition. Pages clean, untoned, appear unread, and pristine. .

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        Old and New London. A Narrative of Its History, Its People, and Its Places. Illustrated with Numerous Engravings from the most Authentic Sources

      London: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, n.d. (c. 1870)., 1870. 6 volumes in 3; 4to. A superb set. Attractively bound in a contemporary half black publisher's morocco over green pebble grain cloth boards. Ninor edgewear and a little light soiling to binding, otherwise sharp and strong. Titled and decorated in gilt to spine and front board, all edges marbled. Simply the most impressive and wonderful collection of legends, anecdotes, architectural images and accounts of the day to day life of the capitol you could possibly find. Absolutely indispensable should you accidentally lose London and need to recreate it in 19th century form out of raw quantum matter in your back yard. Coloured frontispiece to vol.I, full page lithographs and in-text illustrations. Some occasional foxing, mostly to first and last pages of each volume. A strong set. FIRST EDITION.

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        The Last of the Tasmanians; or, The Black War of Van Diemen's Land

      London: Sampson, Low, Son & Marston. 1870. First edition. viii, 400pp; coloured frontis and 2 other colour plates, 15 woodcuts, folding map of Tasmania. Contemporary half pebbled morocco, patterned papered boards and endpapers; appears to have been neatly rebacked some time ago, joints a little rubbed. Bookplate somewhat untidily removed from front pastedown. Top edges gilt, the others a little yellowed. Tiny clean tear to fore-edge of title-page neatly closed with an equally tiny piece of clear archival tape. A good clean copy. ***Ferguson 7232. .

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

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        Reynard the Fox. After the German version of Goethe by Thomas James Arnold, Esq. With Illustrations by Wilhelm von Kaulbach

      New York: Theo. Stroefer, 859 Broadway, 1870. First American Edition. Hardcover. Small folio. 236pp. With thirty-seven full-page engravings, including the engraved title-page, and the suppressed plate, [9a]. In the original binding of red morocco over beveled boards, covers with multiple blind borders, titles in gilt within a triple decorative border; all edges gilt. Boards worn, especially at the corners, and recased, with most of the original spine laid down. Front joint starting, some old staining in th bottom margin near the gutter to some leaves; the images, however, are striking and mostly free of any defects, but for the ocassional light spot of foxing. A Good+ copy. // The American printing of this famous edition, featuring the fantastic engravings of Wilhelm von Kaulbach Image or additional images available upon request

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        Photograph Album

      Denmark, c. 1870. 16pp. Contains sixteen original miniature albumen photographic portraits, each of which measure 1 by 3/4 of an inch. The pages of the album are double thick and form mats into which the photographs have been placed. These portraits appear to be mainly of a family, with one very notable exception: on page 11, there is a profile portrait of Hans Christian Andersen. This is a miniature version of the photograph taken of Anderson by Hansen, Schou & Weller in 1869, and it shows the author of “The Little Mermaid” in three-quarter profile facing left. Although quite shy by nature, Andersen was also one of the most photographed Danes of his era, appearing in 150 images, mostly profile portraits. The appearance of his image in this tiny album of family images suggests this may have belonged to a patron, or to one of the many unattainable women with whom he fell in love. Bound in varnished wood boards backed with a leather spine, which has been renewed. Decorative metal fore-edge clasp. Inner hinges expertly repaired. Fine overall. A.e.g. (1 15/16 by 1 3/4; 50x45mm).

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        Veduta del Tempio ottangolare di Minerva Medica. A. Egli interiormente ornato di marmi. B. e di musaici bianchi, ed esteriormente coperto di stucco. C. Rovine d'altro edifizio congiunto posteriormente col Tempio

      (Rom nach 1870).. Orig.-Radierung. 46,5 x 70,5 cm. (Plattengr.) Auf Bütten. Ger. Hind 74/IV; Focillon 778; Ficacci 727 - Ansicht des achteckigen Tempels der Minerva Medica. - "Generally accepted as a Nymphaeum of the Horti Liciniani. The centre for the Dome collapsed in 1828." (Hind). - Bez. "Piranesi F." In der Platte rechts oben num. "758 6". Blindstempel in der rechten unt. Ecke: "Regia Calcografia di Roma".

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        The Innocents Abroad - or - The New Pilgrims' Progress

      Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1870. Though bearing prior owners' notations, it is worthwhile to note that the stamp at the first (blank) page is that of Cassius M. Clay, then of Mexico, Missouri, prior to his career as an abolitionist and statesman, with the inscription of his father, Green Clay, at the title page, dated 1870 with a given location of St. Louis. Recently restored by Lawrence Yerkes, this copy bears tidy page repair at the front free endpaper and upper first (blank) page, some cloth replacement at spine heel and head, and refinishing at the board corners. The pages are clean save for a very few scattered instances of foxing, a few small and light spots of dust soil at the head edge of the page block, and an ink spot at the foreedge of the page block intruding barely a millimeter into the leaf faces; the tissue guard at the double frontis shows some foxing with related discolouration in the margins of the frontis pages. The binding is remarkably tight, the impressed publisher's logo and decoration at fore and rear beautifully intact, the gilt at the front only very slightly darkened, the gilt at the spine showing some spots of rubbing obscuring a few letters but largely intact. The rear board shows a dark spot at the right and some modest, gentle spotting at left, uppers, and lowers, matched on the front and there showing some areas of surface attenuation and a little rising of the cloth at the lower left front, but the cloth remains overall quite stunningly attractive. Later issue of first edition. 234 black-and-white plate illustrations; double frontis; 651pp + five pages of ads.; pages xvii and xviii of the table of contents have page numbers; last entry on page xviii ends with the word "conclusion"; engraved portrait of Napoleon III at p.129; heading on p. 643 is "CHAPTER LXI"; third page of printed ads begins with "Personal History of Ulysses S. Grant.". First Edition - Later Issue. Publisher's Cloth. Very Good/No Dustjacket.

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        The Bicorne Hat of Major General G.A. French

      1870. () Very good. Beautifully detailed Bicorn hat with bullion decoration and red satin interior, in very good condition. In fitted jappened tin case with brass name tag inscribed "Major General G.A. French C.M.G.". Also contains a large plume of red and white goose feathers, housed in their own seperate tin cylindrical case. The tin cases are somewhat worn and rusted. The feathers though somewhat worn and tattered are in remarkably good condition. Also contains an envelope of newspaper clippings from the Irish Times dated 3rd of May 1988 relating to Major General French. A very interesting hat. 1870-1902. Major General G.A. French was the first commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He was born in Roscommon in 1841. In 1862 he was posted to Canada when he served 4 years in Kingston, Ontario as as adjutant. After Downsizing the British Army prescence in Canada he was sent, on loan, to the Canadian Army where he worked as a chief instructor for the school of gunnery at Kingston. In view of a need for a mounted police force in Canada Prime Minister Sir John A McDonald decided to establish the North West Mounted Police (later the Royal Canadian Mounted Police). On the 3rd of May 1873 the organiziation came into being and in October of the same year McDonald extended an invitation to French to become the first commissioner of the force. Despite a new government giving French little support with the NWMP under his command they set out on the infamous march in July 1874 into the West and the Rocky Mountains, a journey of over 400 miles. Their aim was to combat increasing lawlessness in the region, which was a formidable task given the vast area they were working with. However, his new police force quickly established a reputation for justice, fair play and honesty. French's administrative and logistical skills are widely recognized as the main reason for the success of the march, but still his command of the force came to an abrupt end in 1876 when the tension between him and his political superiors resulted in his forced resignation. French was awarded, for his services in Canada, the Order of St. Michael and St. George. He returned to England and under service with the Royal Artillery was promoted to the rank of Major (1881). He was later sent to Australia in 1883, and, as Commander of the Queensland Defense Force he played a significant role in organizing the defense forces for New South Wales and Queensland. He was appointed President of the Federal Military Committee to draft a defense act of Australia. He died in London in July 1921 and was buried in Brompton cemetery. Aquired from an auction house in Ireland..

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      San Francisco: Printed by Joseph Winterburn & Company, April 1870.. [4],4,[129]-131 [i.e. six leaves], [10]pp. of text plus 163 albumen photographs on captioned mounts (a few with two photographs per mount). Large quarto portfolio in original morocco, elaborately stamped in gilt, spine richly gilt, raised bands, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Binder's ticket of Bartling & Kimball of San Francisco on front pastedown. Binding worn around edges, some mounts warped (as usual). Light dampstain in lower margin of first front endpapers and first two leaves, final six mounts a bit tanned, one mount (toward rear) tanned with stain in lower outer corner. Overall very clean internally, in near fine condition. [with:] Text volume of identical title. [4],132pp. Quarto. Original printed wrappers. Worn along spine, wrappers lightly soiled, stain on rear wrapper. Internally clean. Very good. [with:] Vischer, Edward: MISSIONS OF UPPER CALIFORNIA, 1872. NOTES ON THE CALIFORNIA MISSIONS, A SUPPLEMENT TO VISCHER'S PICTORIAL OF CALIFORNIA, DEDICATED TO ITS PATRONS. San Francisco: Winterburn & Co., 1872. [2],44,viii,iv,[2]pp. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers foxed and torn. Internally clean. Very good. Bibliographer Merrill J. Mattes' copy, with his pencil ownership signature on a front free endpaper. A singular work of California art and iconography, VISCHER'S PICTORIAL OF CALIFORNIA LANDSCAPE... stands alone in its depiction of the state in the second half of the 19th century. Called by Weber "preeminently the greatest artist in the early history of our state," Vischer created dozens of drawings of California scenes and scenery from on-the-spot observations, and reproduced them in albumen photographs, with accompanying text descriptions. "The drawings, executed in pencil and wash, cover a wide range of subjects, including the rare commemoration of the brief introduction of camels to California. Of special importance are the drawings of the missions which interested Vischer throughout his life" - Howell. Cowan notes that few copies of Vischer's work contain precisely the same number of plates, and that statement is born out by the present copy, which features 163 separate mounted albumen photographs, divided into five sections. This is among the largest number of photographs of any Vischer album. The first section, on landscape, is the largest, with sixty-one photographs including scenes in forests and mining camps, the Sierra Nevada, Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, several California missions (of great interest to Vischer), Donner Lake, the San Bernardino mountains, and more. This is followed by a section of twenty-eight photographs of trees and forest scenes, including giant Sequoias and redwoods, the Mammoth tree grove, and Cypress trees. Next comes a section of fourteen photographs of "Grand Features" depicting the scenery of Yosemite, the Sierra Nevadas, Donner Lake, Mount Shasta, and coastal views. A large section follows of forty- six photographs of scenes depicting the life, traffic, and customs of California, with views of the Napa Valley, farming scenes, the mission at Santa Barbara, rodeos, cattle roundups, emigrant camps, mines, and whaleships and Navy vessels in San Francisco harbor. The final section consists of fourteen reproductions of Carleton Watkins prints of the Industrial Fair of 1864. Of Vischer's work, Miles and Reese say: "...there are no contemporary publications quite comparable to them in their eccentric combination of media; the confusion is compounded by the bewildering array of formats, issues, and reissues the artist ultimately produced." Also included here is the accompanying text volume of VISCHER'S PICTORIAL..., as well as his text on the missions of California, published in 1872. Edward Vischer (1809-78) migrated from Germany to Mexico at the age of nineteen, working for commercial houses, and acting as the supercargo on trading voyages to Pacific ports in the Americas and Asia. In the 1840s, Vischer was visiting California regularly and began producing paintings and sketches of California life, scenery, and missions. He determined to publish his artwork, and initially began doing so through lithographs, abandoning this method in favor of photographs of his drawings, when one of his lithographic stones broke, costing him in time and effort. He turned to photography, and in 1862 began issuing albums reproducing his drawings in a variety of formats and issues. "Because of his Herculean efforts, this sumptuous publication still remains as an invaluable reference for studying the early iconography of California" - Kurutz. A remarkable and unique work of American art and photography. COWAN, p.662. HOWELL 50:914. HOWES V131, "b." GRAFF 4492. KURUTZ, CALIFORNIA BOOKS ILLUSTRATED WITH ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS 66. ROCQ 17214. STREETER SALE 2930, 2936. CURREY & KRUSKA 381. FARQUHAR, YOSEMITE 5c. WEBER, CALIFORNIA MISSIONS, p.103. EBERSTADT 124:16. MILES & REESE, AMERICA PICTURED TO THE LIFE 21 (note).

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        A Natural History of the Nests and Eggs of British Birds

      London : George Bell & Sons, 1870 A good copy of the 2nd Edition of this comprehensive and authoritative work in 3 volumes. In the original decorative cloth bindings with gilt pictures of nests and eggs on the front boards and gilt titles and decorative design to spine. With 233 colour plates of nests and eggs. Vol I, 80 plates; 164pp. Vol II, 77 plates, 164pp. Vol III, 1871, 76 plates, 171pp. All the bindings are very bright and clean. They have bumping to corners, a little wear to edges, and some fraying and splitting of the cloth at the top of the spine and the top of the spine joints. They are slightly shaken, but the stitching is firm. The original yellow endpapers are present, with a signature of James Carter on the fep of each volume. They have some darkening where the design from the boards shows through slightly. There is also a small ink stamp of James Carter's on the reverse of the frontispiece in each volume. The contents are very nice and clean without the foxing common to this work. There is the odd spot and frayed tissue guard but this set is very good internally.

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        Pride and Prejudice

      LEIPZIG BERNHARD TAUCHNITZ, 1870. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 1870. 358 pages. Scarce. Green board hardcover, with red and gilt titling on front board and spine. Rebound. Clean pages and firm binding, with fair tanning on fore-edge, and light tanning on end papers. Boards are good to fair, light to fair rub wear on front and back, with wear to titling on spine. Light to fair bumping to corners and spine ends. No dj. Scarce.

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        Cassell's Illustrated History of England

      London, Paris and New York: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co.,, c.1870. New and revised edition. 9 volumes bound in 5, sextodecimo (260 × 185 mm). Contemporary red half morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, red pebble-grain cloth sides, marbled endpapers and edges. With black and white illustrations. Some occasional light foxing, spines a little rubbed and marked, an excellent set. An attractively bound set.

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      London, Provost & Co., 1870.. FIRST EDITION 1870, small 4to, approximately 220 x 170 mm, 8¾ x 6½ inches, 16 mounted photographs with captions and tissue guards, including frontispiece by J. H. Mann, mounted on heavy paper, 1 map, pages: viii, 1-280, bound in the publisher's original pictorial cloth, gilt lettering and decoration to spine and covers, all edges gilt. Rebacked using the original spine, spine faded and worn, most of the gilt rubbed away, new cloth visible at head and tail of spine and hinges, covers lightly speckled, all the tissue guards except the last 4 are age-browned quite heavily, photographs are clean, occasional light foxing mostly affecting margins, inner paper hinges strengthened by binder, occasional mark to text, otherwise a very good tight copy of the scarce first edition. See Helmut Gersheim, Incunabula of British Photographic Literature 1839-1875, page 67, item 489. He states: " The presentation edition is illustrated with 16 photographs. The library edition, which alone is in the Gernsheim Collection, contains only 1 photograph". The images are: The Rock from San Felipe; The Rock from the English Lines; Gibraltar from the South; Gibraltar from Buena Vista; Europa Pass; Rosia; Windmill Hill and O'Hara's Tower, Europa Point; Windmill Hill from the North; Birds Eye View of Gibraltar, the Bay and Coast of Spain; The Governor's Cottage and the Lighthouse, Europa Point; Panorama of Gibraltar from the Head of the Old Mole; South Barracks, Gibraltar South; The English Cathedral; The Landport; The Alameda and Grand Parade and The Neutral Ground from the Rock. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        The Quadrupeds of North America

      New York: George R. Lockwood,, 1870. 3 volumes, octavo. Publisher's deluxe binding of brown full morocco, blind stamped decoration to spines, titles to spines gilt, blind stamped rules and decoration to boards, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrated with 155 hand-finished lithographic plates. Slight rubbing to binding, but a fine clean set. Final edition. Having made his reputation with "The Birds of America", Audubon began an equally imposing project "The Quadrupeds of North America". Audubon travelled the entirety of North America, including British and Russian territories, the USA and parts of Mexico collecting specimens to use as models for his paintings, his ambition being to paint every North American species. From the perspective of the Quadrupeds his career unfolds with new fascination, leaving a fresh impression of his genius. John Bachman, Audubon's long-time collaborator, said of the Quadrupeds: "They are the most beautiful and perfect specimens of the art. I doubt whether there is anything in the world of natural history like them, I do not believe that there is any man living that can equal them" (Ford 1951). Audubon's Quadrupeds "is a breathtaking accomplishment ... the most naturalistic depiction of American mammals ever done" (Legacies of Genius 128). The work first appeared in three folio volumes from 1845-8. In order to reach a wider audience, the Audubons then prepared this edition in octavo, which was issued in 31 parts and then bound volumes between 1849 and 1854. They referred to it as a "miniature" of the grand folio edition.

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        On the Mechanical Performance of Logical Inference

      London: Taylor and Francis. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 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.

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        The Mystery of Edwin Drood

      London: Chapman & Hall, April, 1870 - September, 1870, 1870 First edition in the original monthly parts. Original publisher's printed green wrappers. Engraved portrait of Dickens by J.H. Baker, vignette title-page and 12 engraved plates by Samuel Luke Fildes. Part 6 in the earliest state with the "eighteenpence" slip pasted over the one shilling price on the front wrapper; Most of the inserted ads present; the "Edwin Drood Advertiser" is present in each part; Part 4 with the eight-page Chapman & Hall ads at end, which is often lacking many copies; Part 2 with the All the Year Round slip and without the Gaimes, Sanders and Nicol ad on cork, as usual. Wrappers lightly soiled, some wear along edges, chips and some loss to spine, some leaves loose at front of part 6. A very pleasing and completely unsophisticated set, free of repairs or restoration. Housed in a custom slipcase with folding chemise.. First Edition. Original Wraps. Very Good.

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        Algeria: A Photo Album

      1870 circa. Hardcover. Very Good. No title. Oblong folio, leather back with brass corner pieces. Circa 1870. Photograph album, containing 20 mounted albumen photographs of scenes, views and people in Algeria. Each photo is identified in manuscript on the mount. Photos are quite exceptional. Internally very good. Rubbing to cover. C. Wandesforde finely drawn on first page, presumed to be the photographer. See our photos. (NSL)

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        Voyage autour du mondeÖ Australie

      Paris,: Henri Plon, 1870-, 1872.. Three volumes, octavo, in total 7 folding maps & 38 plates engraved after photographs (5 folding); a very good set in contemporary quarter green morocco. A very good early mixed set of this extremely popular account of the author's voyage around the world.This popular and well-written account of a long circumnavigation was written by the Marquis de Beauvoir. He arrived in Melbourne in 1866, and travelled extensively in Australia, trekking overland through the eastern states and Van Diemen's Land, and going the entire length of the east coast, heading for Malaya by way of the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait. He includes particularly good material on the Victorian goldfields, especially around Ballarat and Bendigo, but there is also a lively account of Melbourne, some thoughtful comments on the Australian aborigines he met in the bush, and a lengthy digression on the Burke and Wills expedition.The good maps are after Erhard and Vuillemin, while the many illustrations include views in Australia and California, with several depictions of Australian aborigines, including "King" Tatambo and his daughter.Fourth edition of volumes I and II, first edition of volume III. The work was begun in 1869. Ferguson concentrates on the Australie volume, and lists copies of the fourth edition of this part in the Mitchell Library and the National Library of Australia.Not in Kroepelien.

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        University of Edinburgh Matriculation Card

      [Edinburgh, 1870-1871. Very lightly dust soiled, a few very faint and small brown spots, else fine. Approximately 4-3/4 x 3-3/4 inches.

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        [Histoire naturelle]

      Paris: Chez F. Noel [and also as Noel ainE et Cie], n.d. [ca. 1870's]. (NATURAL HISTORY) Oblong 4to (13 1/4 x 10 inches). 41 colored lithograph plates finished by hand by F. NoÎl after [Felix] E[douard] Guerin [MEneville] and P[aul Louis] Oudart, imprint on plate 11 not printed fully. Contemporary half red morocco over marbled boards, spine lettered"Animaux Curieux," manuscript paper label listing contents on upper cover. No printed text or title other than manuscript label on upper cover, rubbed, some tearing of corners on binding, first three and last two plates loosened and creased with some short marginal tears, some foxing of plates, else very good . Among the animals depicted are the kangaroo, rhinoceros, bison, alpaca, tapir, maiba, tiger, sheepdog, black gibbon monkey, ostriches, lion, elephant, giraffe, gnu, mandril, polar bear, hippopotamus , beaver and camel as well as more domestic animals. Identifications of the animals and their habitats are printed under the image.¶ Paul Louis Oudart, 1796-1860 is best known for his work on Bonaparte's "Iconographie des Pigeons" ( 1857) and also Viellot's "Gallerie des Oiseaux" (1834). Oudart's plates appeared in Duperrey's. "Voyage autour du Monde." Felix Edouard GuErin MEneville ( 1799-1874), the naturalist , was especially known for his silkworm studies and his 9 volume work "Dictionnaire pittoresque d'histoire naturelle" (1833-9)

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        THE DORE GALLERY Containing Two Hundred and Fifty Beautiful Engravings Selected from the Dore Bible Milton Dante's Inferno Purgatorio and Paradiso Atala Fontaine Fairy Realm Don Quixote Baron Munchausen Croquemitaine With Memoir Critical Essay

      Cassell Petter & Galpin, 1870.. 1st edn. 3 volumes. Folio (15 x 12 in). Original gilt tooled full brown morocco, all edges gilt. marbled endpapers (edges lightly scuffed and rubbed with some small scratches to boards - otherwise a VG set). Pp. xxiv + 180, illus with 250 full-page b&w engravings with captioned tissue-guards (plates all bright and unmarked; no inscriptions). .

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth Ltd]
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        British Field Sports a Valuable Work of Reference for the Gentleman, the Sportsman, the Farmer, the Members of the Volunteer Rifle Corps, and Every One Interested in Athletic Sport and Recreations ( Illustrated with 52 Plates of Which are Coloured )

      London: William Mackenzie, 1870. Book measures 31x25cm, ( 12 x 10 inches ). Collation, 524pp, 49 ful page plates, including frontispiece & engraved title, of which 19 are coloured. Bound in modern half calf, mabel boards, raised bands, gilt lines, leather title label. Binding in excellent clean firm condition. Internally, library stamps throughout, 40 plates stamped on margins, a few encroaching onto engraved surface, occasional spotting. Pages and illustrations in good condition. A nice copy of a rare book in a very good attractive binding. A48. Half Calf with Marble Boards. Very Good. Quarto.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        An Editor's Tales / Anthony Trollope

      Strahan & Co. , Publishers, London 1870 - Contents include: The Turkish bath, Mary Gresley, Josephine de Montmorenci. Subjects: Great Britain--Social life and customs--19th century--Fiction. A very good copy in the original gilt-blocked, and black-lined and titled cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling and toning, with minimal edgewear. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 375 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        El gitanismo. Historia, costumbres y dialecto de los gitanos. con un Epítome de Gramática Gitana, primer estudio filológico publicado hasta el día, y un Diccionario Caló-Castellano, que contiene, además de los significados, muchas frases ilustrativas de la acepción propia de las palabras dudosas, por Don Francisco Quindalé

      Librería de Victoriano Suárez, Madrid 1870 - 16,5 cm. Raro ejemplar de este antiguo tratado sobre el pueblo gitano, con su gramática y diccionario, firmado este último por Francisco Quindale, seudonimo del propio autor (Mayo). Aunque hay ediciones posteriores y reproducciones facsímiles, son muy escasos los ejemplares existentes de esta edición original. El nuestro carece de la cubierta original, aunque conserva la posterior y el interior en magnífica condición, sin faltas, manchas o subrayados. Firma del antiguo propietario. 2 h.76 pp.2 h. 76 pp. 2 h. En español. Book in spanish .El pago contrarrembolso lleva un recargo de 2 euros.

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        Svenska Utsigter från åtskilliga provinser. 25 plancher med text.

      Stockholm. Tryckt hos J. A. Riis. 1870. - Folio. (47 x 34 cm.) Title + 4 pp. in double columns + 25 lithographed plates. Ex Libris: Bertil Börjesson. This album is a a collection of images from the different parts of "Fordna och Närvarande Sverige" (Ancient and Present Sweden) published in 1817-1867 in 12 parts containing 367 plates alltogether. The plates shows country estates in their natural settings. Lakes, forests, people, cows, horses, dogs and picturesque vistas are shown. Svenska Utsigter was published a few years after the death of Thora Thersner - the daughter of the original publisher Ulrik Thersner. When Thora died the publishing of "Fordna och Närvarande Sverige" halted. Öfveds Kloster which was published in two aquatint versions already in 1817-1819 is present here in a third state in lithography. Cloth spine and corners. Black boards with gilt title at the front. Rebacked. Worn boards. Small damages to board edges. Front fly leaf with some dirt and creases.Title with a few small brown spots and small staining at the edges. Title and text leaves withs creasings in lower right corners. Offsetting to the text pages from the title page.Plates with the occasional small brown spots and finger dirt in the margins. One plate browned. About ten plates with small water stain in outer margins. One plate with large brown spot in the margin. Two plates with some foxing in the image area. Most plates are clean and bright. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hammarlunds Antikvariat]
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