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        Volsunga Saga: The Story of the Volsungs & Niblungs with Certain Songs from the Elder Edda

      London: F. S. Ellis. Fine/No Jacket. 1870. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall One of only 750 copies printed. Original green cloth with elaborate floral design in gilt by William Morris. Pages uncut. xx, 275 pp + 4 of publisher's ads. A fine, bright copy with light bumping to spine and corners. No inscriptions; foxing to eps and page edges but o/w clean. .

      [Bookseller: Bath and West Books, PBFA]
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        History of Hertfordshire, containing an Account of the Descents of the Various Manors; Pedigrees of Families connected with the County; Antiquities, Local Customs, &c., &c. (3 Volumes, Large Paper copy)

      London.: Chatto and Windus, 1870 1870-1881. 6 parts in 3 volumes. Half titles, engraved frontispiece portrait, one engraved map, 22 plates, all but one lithographed, 4 hand-coloured, 17 tinted (occasional light spotting), 2 plates lightly dampstained at the bottom (the image is not affected). Contemporary red half morocco and roan gilt (extremities rubbed), hinges were reinforced, top edges gilted. ONE OF 75 LARGE PAPER COPIES (this is #70, signed by Cussans). 33cm x 50cm, (13'' x 20''). VERY SCARCE. Photos available upon request. HEAVY SET (35 kg).

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        History of Hertfordshire: Containing an Account of the Descents of the Varoius Manors; Pedigrees of Families Connected with the County; Antiquities, Local, Customs, Etctera

      Stephen Austin, Hertford 1870 - Complete in 3 volumes.Books measure 15 1/2 x 12 inches, ( 39.5x30.5mm ) Collation, 203pp, 334pp, 346pp, 21 lithographic plates, 1 double page coloured folding map. Bound in period half calf, raised bands, gilt title lettering, cloth boards, marble endpapers. Bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, occasional minor mark or stain to margins. Pages and plates in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice copy, in very attractive period bindings. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        HISTORY OF HERTFORDSHIRE, CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF THE DESCENTS OF THE VARIOUS MANORS; PEDIGREES OF FAMILIES CONNECTED WITH THE COUNTY; ANTIQUITIES, LOCAL CUSTOMS, ETC.,..3 VOLUMES

      London: Chatto & Windus. ...1870-1881...FRONTIS OF AUTHOR...DOUBLE PAGE COLOR MAP...MANY FULL PAGE COLORED CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS...B/W ENGRAVINGS...THOROUGH AND DETAILED HISTORY OF HERTFORDSHIRE...3 Volumes containing the history of the Hundreds of Braughing, Edwinstree, Dosey, Hitchin, Hertford, Broadwater, Dacorum, and Cashio...Marbled boards with 3/4 morocco leather and 5 raised bands...Gilt decorated compartments and gilt on top edge...Shelf wear to edges consistent with size and weight(approximately 40 lbs. packed)...TEXTBLOCK IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.. Three-Quarter Leather. Very Good. Large Folio 12" x 15 3/4".

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books & Stamps]
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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. With Forty-Two Illustrations by John Tenniel. Twentieth Thousand. [Sixth Edition]. BRIGHT, FIRM COPY IN PUBLISHER'S BINDING

      Macmillan, 18708vo., Sixth Edition, Twentieth Thousand, with a frontispiece and illustrations in the text, contemporary inscription on half-title, a few fore-margins very lightly age-soiled; original plum cloth, upper board with triple frame border enclosing Alice and the Pig in circle all in gilt, lower board to same pattern enclosing grinning Cheshire Cat, gilt back, gilt edges, black endpapers, very neatly rebacked with old backstrip laid down, a very good, bright, firm copy in expertly refurbished publisher's binding. With 2pp publisher's catalogue at rear. The inscription is dated January 1870. Nice complete copy of an early printing of one of the greatest children's books in the language. See Willams Madan, Green & Crutch 46d.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Autographed Letter Signed

      New York, 1870. unbound. Outstanding autographed letter signed "P.T. Barnum." 1 page, 8vo, New York, Nov. 28, 1870. Written to publisher Harper Brothers concerning his new circus venture to premier in Brooklyn in the Spring of 1871. This venture would soon become known as "The Greatest Show on Earth" and it would mark the birth of the modern American Circus as we know it today. He writes, in full: "Presuming on the intimacy which existed between Mr. James Harper and myself I have ventured to enclose you the accompanying sketch, not with the expectation of your publishing it, but in the hope that as I have not yet given it to any other publication...you will perhaps let a short item be prepared from it for your weekly. The fact is although I need no more money, and shall devote to charitable purposes any which I make, I find idleness won't agree with me...hence in order to keep the rust off I return in part to the business which I best understand. The morals of the world shall be no worse for anything which I exhibit..." Excellent condition. As Barnum anticipated, Harpers Weekly, on Dec. 17th, 1870 announced: "Mr. Barnum, tired of a life of leisure and inactivity, proposed to re-enter the showman's arena, from which he retired some years ago, and startle the community with a grand mammoth enterprise which shall surpass all former achievements of its kind..." Hence, this Barnum letter is the earliest known announcement of his "Greatest Show on Earth," a landmark in entertainment.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Isografia ovvero raccolta di 2000 firme e monogrammi degli uomini più celebrati e rinomati che vissero nel corso di undici secoli dal 742 al 1870

      Nobile 1870 Isografia ovvero raccolta di 2000 firme e monogrammi degli uomini più celebrati e rinomati che vissero nel corso di undici secoli dal 742 al 1870 con cenni biografici sulla loro vita e sulle loro opere. Delle firme 1760 sono italiane e 240 straniere tratte dagli originali esistenti. Napoli, Nobile, 1870. In folio; pp.78, 2n.nn., 12, 2n.nn. e 44 tavole incise in rame a piena pagina che riproducono le firme suddivise nelle diverse categorie. Cart. editoriale. Esemplari a fogli sciolti, lievi fioriture a qualche tavola. Edizione pregevole ed importante per il riscontro e le consultazioni. Il Palermo raccolse e disegno' tutta l?opera e Giovanni Fusaro esegui' le incisioni. Bonacini, 1349.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Casella]
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        HUNTED DOWN: A Story. With Some Account of Thomas Griffiths Wainewright, the Poisoner

      London:: John Camden Hotten,. (n. d.).. 16mo. 6-3/8" x 4". 1st UK book edition (Eckel, p. 199). Circa 1870. [2], 89, [1] pp. 17 pp publisher catalogue, dated 1871, at rear.. Early 20th C. red full sheep (color touch-up along joints); gilt spine lettering. Marbled eps. Original green wrappers bound in (front wrapper with paper repair to vertical crack along gutter).. Bookplate. Minor wear. A VG+ copy.. 'Hunted Down' first appeared in 1859, in the NY Ledger, written by Dickens for the princely sum of £1000 as offered by the newspaper's publisher, Robert Bonner. This the first separate UK publication. 'Hunted Down' the 4th Queen's Quorum title [1860]. . Building vignette to front wrapper.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Payne's Book of Art with the Celebrated Galleries of Munich. Being a Selection of Subjects Engraved after Pictures by Old and Modern Masters with Descriptive Text together with a History of Art. 3 volume set

      London: A H Payne; W French. G : in good condition without dust jacket . Covers bumped and rubbed. Some foxing. [1870]. Reprint. Green half leather cover with green cloth boards. 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 163pp; 165pp; 180pp. 192 steel engraved plates. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        The MYSTERY Of EDWIN DROOD

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

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        The Practical and Devotional Family Bible. The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, According to the Authorised Version. With the Marginal Readings, and Original and Parallel References Printed at Length. And the Commentaries of [Matthew] Henry and [Thomas] Scott, condensed by the Rev. John McFarlane

      London: William Collins, Sons, and Company, n.d. (C. 1870)., 1870. Folio. Contemporary full black morocco heavily embossed, gilt titles to spine, black end papers, all edges gilt. Generously illustrated with Kronheim chromolithographic plates, all with protective tissue guards. Colourful chromolitho title page; beautifully hand made colourful presentation leaf dated 1874 inserted before title page. A superb Bible, both inside and out.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Payne's Book of Art with the Celebrated Galleries of Munich. Being a Selection of Subjects Engraved after Pictures by Old and Modern Masters with Descriptive Text together with a History of Art. 3 volume set

      London: A H Payne; W French. G : in good condition without dust jacket . Covers bumped and rubbed. Some foxing. [1870]. Reprint. Green half leather cover with green cloth boards. 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 163pp; 165pp; 180pp. 192 steel engraved plates. .

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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. First edition. 6 volumes. 4to. A splendid set in contemporary half brown morocco over marbled boards. Uniformly sunned to spines. Titled and decorated in gilt to spine compartments. All edges marbled, internally clean. Full page lithographs and in-text illustrations. A fantastic repository of information, trivia and anecdote about London and it's environs up to the late 19th century.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Works of John Taylor, the Water Poet. Not Included in the Folio Volume of 1630. First [to Fifth] Collection. In five (5) volumes.

      [Manchester]: Spenser Society, 1870-1878. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Five volumes. [Manchester]: Spenser Society, 1870-78. 1st. 4to. Plates (some folding) & textual illustrations. A near fine copy of the complete set, neatly bound in near-contemporary brown cloth, gilt lettering to spines, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled boards. Publisher's original wrappers bound in. Grolier Club bookplate to front pastedowns. A handsome set. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This is a heavy/overweight book, therefore additional postage will be charged - To order this book PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information).

      [Bookseller: JAMES HAWKES]
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        The Carpenter and Joiner, Stair Builder and Hand-Railer

      Edinburgh, United Kingdom: Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, 1870 With Fifty-Nine Plates, Comprising a Series of Card-Board Models. No date given approximately 1870. Externally very good condition. The back of plate no 25 is soiled and a small piece is missing. New leather spine expertly laid in. A very nice and presentable book. Please do not hesitate us for further informations or pictures.. First Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

      [Bookseller: Back Street Books]
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        Annalen der Typographie. Centralorgan für die technischen und materiellen Interessen der Presse. 4 Bde. mit den Jahrgängen 1-5 und 9 (von 9) der Nrn. 1-231 und 391-434 vom 8. Juli 1869 - 5. Dezember 1873 und 2. Februar 1877 - 21. Oktober 1878.

      5 Bände. Folio. Zahlreiche teils ganzseitige Holzschnitt-Textabbildungen, VIII, 422 S. - (1 Bl.) VII, 403 S. - VIII, S. (405)-832 - VIII, 402, 184 S. - IV, 404 S., VIII (Anzeigen). Halblederbände (Band 9 Halbleinenband) der Zeit (Hintergelenk von Bd. 1 und Vordergelenk von Bd. 3 restauriert). Kirchner 10255. - Sehr seltene Zeitschrift, die ihr Erscheinen zwei Jahre vor der Reichsgründung aufnahm, weder vollständig noch in Teilstücken im Handel nachweisbar. Die Annalen der Typographie der verwandten Künste und Gewerbe bilden eine Fundgrube zur Druck- und Illustrationsgeschichte im deutschen Sprachraum der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Die enorme Bandbreite der behandelten Themen dieser zweispaltig in Antiqua gedruckten Zeitschrift reicht von Berichten über die typographisch-bibliopolische (sic!) Büchersammlung des Börsenvereins deutscher Buchhändler, Geschichte der Buchdruckerkunst in Leipzig mit Faksimiles alter Holzschnitte, in den jedem Heft beigefügten Accidenzien eine Notiz über ein Messbuch der Kaiserin Eugenie mit 'Verzierungen in dem Übergangsstyle vom Schlusse des 15. Jahrhunderts und der Renaissance', ältere und moderne Xylographie, neue Zierschriften, Verweis auf den bis dato unbekannten Maler der von Curmer 1508 veranstalteten Reproduktion des Livre d'heures de la reine Anne de Bretagne (es war Jean Bourdichon), Verbreitung der Buchdruckerkunst im Auslande am Beispiel Italiens mit zahlreichen Schriftproben, Preßgewerbe in England, ein Hinweis auf das Erscheinen von Kuczynskis Katalog mit 3000 Flugschriften Luthers, Urheberrecht an Geisteswerken, Steindruck-Schnellpressen etc. - Sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Hufelandhaus GmbH vorm. L]
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        OEUVERS DE CHAMPLAIN PUBLIEES SOUS LE PATRONAGE DE L'UNIVERSITE LAVAL (6 VOLUMES BOUND IN 2)

      Quebec: Imprime Au Seminaire Par Geo. E. Desbarats, 1870. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good binding. Quarto. 2 books have been discreetly and archivally rebacked with original backstrips present; contents clean and bindings sound; numerous plates, some color, many of which are fold out; there are 2 quite large fold-out maps--one is very nice, the other has been archivally reattached at a tear on the top corner--this one also shows wear at the folds with closed tears at the intersections of the horizontal and verticle folds; nevertheless, a nice copy of a quite uncommon set; digital images availabe upon request. Very Good binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        Corrida de Toros

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        The Works of Shakspere [Shakespeare]. Edited by Charles Knight. With illustrations on Steel from Pictures by C.W. Cope, W.P. Frith, C.R. Leslie, D. Maclise, and others

      London: Virtue and Co. Limited, n.d. (c. 1870)., 1870. The Imperial Edition. 2 volumes; Folio. Superb in contemporary full very dark green morocco with gilt titles and elaborate gilt tooling to spines, decorative gilt panelling to boards; all edges gilt; marbled end papers with gilt dentelle. Sharp, fine engravings with tissue guards. Binding very little rubbed. A very handsome set beautifully illustrated.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        SUBURBAN HOME GROUNDS

      1870. Very Good. SCOTT, Frank J. THE ART OF BEAUTIFYING SUBURBAN HOME GROUNDS Of Small Extent; The Advantages of Suburban Homes Over City or Country Homes; The Comfort and Economy of Neighboring Improvements; The Choice and Treatment of Building Sites; And the Best Modes of Laying Out, Planting, and Keeping Decorated Grounds. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1870. First edition. Illustrated by upwards of 200 plates and engravings. 618,3,[1] pp. Large 8vo., green terra cotta cloth, gilt decoration to spine and front board, small gilt illustration to rear board, t.e.g. Ink ownership to ffep; stamp to tp and at beginning of "Part 2" (p. 275). The expected amount of rubbing and edgewear to spine and boards; unobtrusive blue streak and minor overall soil to rear board. Clean and crisp within. Scarce in the first edition. Very good.

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        Zierschriften

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

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

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

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

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

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        Honduras : descriptive, historical, and statistical / by E. G. Squier, formerly charge d'affaires of the United States to the Republic of Central America

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

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

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

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        On the Mechanical Performance of Logical Inference

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

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        De l'Intelligence

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

      [Bookseller: Monica Devouassoud]
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        ALPHABETO ABOIM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Ziern-Hanon Galleries]
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        The Heathen Chinee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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