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        Peasant life in Sweden.

      London, J. Childs and son, 1870. 8:o. Extra illustrerat titelblad,X,479,(1) s. & 9 plr. Lätt nött och lite snedläst grönt oklbd med guldornerad rygg och pärmar med blindpressade ramverk. Nya för- och eftersättsblad samt renoverade ytterfalsar och rygg. En av planscherna med reva. Med dedikation på ett medbundet grått främre omslag till författarens dotter Maria Lloyd och Gunnar Brusewitz namnteckning och exlibris.. Bring 802. Utgavs i svensk översättning 1871 under titeln "Svenska allmogens plägseder". Om svenska bröllopsseder, jultraditioner, folktro och -lekar, midsommarfirande, skolväsen och samhällsordning. "Svenskt biografiskt lexikon" skriver: "Redan på 1850-talet hade L gjort omfattande anteckningar kring folktraditioner om årshögtider, folktro m m, som han först 1870 lät gå till tryckning under titeln Peasant life in Sweden. Trots titeln återges även traditioner ur andra samhällsklasser än böndernas t ex flera sagotexter. Han redogör dessutom i korthet för bl a skolväsendet, krigsmakten och rättsväsendet. I boken relaterar L egna erfarenheter och ger ymnigt med uppgifter ur bl a olika topografiska verk. Arbetet mötte emellertid inte ett lika positivt gensvar som hans jakt- och fiskeskildringar. Man menade att L:s beskrivning i flera avseenden var föråldrad. Inte minst gällde det L:s kritiska synpunkter på domstolsväsendet som var 'mer än lovligt antikverade' (Harald Wieselgren)." Llewellyn Lloyd (1792-1876) var född i London där fadern var bankir och när han kom till Sverige 1823 medförde han förutom sin äventyrslusta och jaktpassion även en tjock plånbok. Han hade inspirerats av kapten Brookes reseskildringar från Skandinavien och det sägs att Lloyd "som järnfilspånet till magneten" genast drogs till den tidens mest berömde björnjägare, överjägmästaren i Värmland, Herman Falk. Lloyds upplevelser i slutet av 1820-talet resulterade i "Field sports of the north of Europe" som på svenska fick namnet "Jagt-nöjen i Sverige och Norrige". Lloyd besökte under sina jakter bl.a. Värmland och Dalarna. Trots sin bakgrund var Lloyd säkert bättre lämpad för ett skogsmannaliv än för societetslivet i Stockholm, där han var föga uppskattad. Fritz von Dardel, som illustrerade flera av Lloyds böcker, beskriver honom så här 1873: "Frånsett sin specialitet som björnjägare är denne engelsman för övrigt en bra ledsam typ. Det språk han talar, en blandning av svenska och engelska, de onödiga frågor han gör utan att någonsin vänta på svar, förarga och trötta även den välvilligaste åhörare. Karlen är dessutom ogrannlaga och saknar takt." Gunnar Brusewitz har ägnat Lloyd ett kapitel i "Björnjägare och fjärilsmålare" och skriver om honom även i kapitlet "Klotter i böcker" i "Pärtkorgens hemlighet". Lloyd förvägrade länge sina barn, som fötts i oäkta säng, att använda sig av släktnamnet Lloyd och det lär ha gått så långt att han presenterade sin dotter som "miss Anderson": "Flickan blev förlägen och började gråta och Lloyd hade bara att inför allt folket klappa henne på huvudet och säga: 'Gråt ej, my darling, dou ska hädanefter het Lloyd!' Men höll han löftet? När jag för en del år sedan i Bokauktionskammarens katalog fann Lloyds märkliga 'Peasant life in Sweden' (1870) 'med dedikation till dottern' så blev jag naturligtvis intresserad och lyckades komma över boken. Där står på försättsbladet med författarens energiska piktur: 'Maria Lloyd from her affectionate father, the author'. Svart på vitt!"

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        Gallus Ferrugineus [Red Jundgle-Fowl]

      New York: Published for the Author, Daniel 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. 23 3/4 x 18 13/16 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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        LES PETITES FILLES ET LES POUPÉES.

      5 vols.: La Poupée Merveilleuse, - La Poupée Invalide. - La Poupée de Linge. - La Tante de Carton. - Les Poupées du Jour de l'an. Paris: Jules Didot l'ainé n.d. (ca. 1870). 12mo. (10 x 13 cm). Each volume is bound in orig. pastel coloured paperbinding with blindstamped decorations, each front board with woodcut illustration mounted. A fine set

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        I Rom.

      Dramatisk situation i en akt. Svenskt original. Stockholm, Sigfrid Flodins boktryckeri, 1870. 29 s. + (STRINDBERG, AUGUST) Hermione. Sorgspel. Af författaren till "I Rom" och "Den fredlöse". Stockholm, I. Marcus, 1871. 95,(1) s. + STRINDBERG, AUGUST. Gillets hemlighet. Comedi i fyra akter. Stockholm, Central-tryckeriet, 1880. (4),132 s. Elegant rött halvmarokängbd med upphöjda bind och marmorerade snitt (N. B. Anderssons bokbinderi, 1931). Samtliga omslag medbundna. Något blekt rygg och ljusrand överst på främre pärmen. Bakre omslag till I Rom något lagerfläckigt. Omslaget till Gillets hemlighet med smärre lagade revor. Dedikation i Gillets hemlighet: "Skådespelaren J A F Roos högaktningsfullt fr. förf." och namnstämpel "Axel Roos" på titelbladet. Rollistan i samma arbete ifylld med blyerts.. Zetterlund I:2 Bibliotek för teatervänner. N:r 120, Sigfrid Flodins förlag för det första arbetet. Zetterlund I:3, omslagsvarianten med författarangivelse för det andra arbetet. Zetterlund I:15 för det tredje arbetet. Enaktaren "I Rom" handlar om den danske konstnären Bertel Thorvaldsen. "Hermione" utspelar sig i det antika Grekland. Axel Roos spelade rollen som gråbrodern Martin i uruppförandet av "Gillets hemlighet" på Dramaten i maj 1880. Detta Strindbergs 1400-talsdrama om konkurrerande byggmästare och färdigbyggandet av Uppsala domkyrka har lästs som en analogi över Strindbergs position i den nordiska litteraturvärlden. Dramat blev ingen publiksuccé trots en del gillande recensioner, och Strindberg hävdade senare att han skrivit dramat mest för att skapa en roll åt sin hustru. Siri spelade mycket riktigt den kvinnliga huvudrollen. I "Tjänstekvinnans son" skriver Strindberg: "Som man icke går på teatern för att höra filosofi, så föll stycket, tyst och stilla som det kommit, men begrovs under lovsång av en del gamle, som i detsamma sett något mycket skönt, och ett löfte om bättring från den ryslige författaren till Röda rummet". Detta exemplar av "Gillets hemlighet" såldes av Klemmings antikvariat 1927, då separat och häftat

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        Der Begriff "definit" und die Unabhängigkeit des Auswahlaxioms.Berlin: Preussischen Akademie, 1922. First edition, author's presentation offprint issue..

      An excellent copy of this milestone in mathematical logic (van Heijenoort: From Frege to Gödel, 1922b). In this article, "the first work on models of set theory" (Gregory H. Moore), Fraenkel gave the first proof of the independence of the axiom of choice. "In an important paper [ibid] Fraenkel clarified the notion of 'definiteness' in Zermelo's seperation axiom by restricting the function involved to a finite number of logical operations ... This was one of his modifications to Zermelo's system which has led his name to be attached to it, and the acronym 'ZF'." (Grattan-Guinness: The Search for Mathematical Roots 1870-1940, p.478).. Offprint from: Sitzungsberichte der Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, XXI, pp. 253-257. Large 8vo: 254 x 184 mm. Original printed wrappers with 'Überreicht vom Verfasser' printed on the front wrapper. Slight vertical crease from having been folded, and some very light smudging to front wrapper, otherwise fine. Scarce

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        SKETCHES OF LITTLE GIRL

      1870. 3. [HOFFMANN,HEINRICH]. SKETCHES OF LITTLE GIRLS (by Thomas Lovechild) edited by Mrs. Sarah Jane Hale. NY: McLoughlin Bros. no date, circa 1863 - 1870. 12mo, cloth backed pictorial boards, [64]p, edges rubbed, some soil, VG. This is an American adaptation of an original British book written by Lady Eleanor Fenn under the pseudonym of Thomas Lovechild. It is a title in the Little Boys and Girls Library. Including: Thoughtless Little Girl, Good-Natured Little Girl, Vain Litle Girl, Orderly Little Girl, Slovenly Little Girl, Snappish Little Girl, Perservering Little Girl, Modest Little Girl and the Awkward Little Girl. Illustrated by J.H. HOWARD with 8 full page colored illustrations (including color pictorial title page). The Conclusion, by Thomas Lovechild reads in part: "What a pleasure it would be to me to find, next summer, that Charlotte had lost the awkwardness which spoils everything she does; that Sophia had grown more modest, Susan more amiable and Mary more neat... particularly if their reformation was owing to the perusal of this little book.... Till then, little Ladies of these United States, I bid you farewell."

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        Saint`Angelo

      Italy, 1870 Book. Illus. by Giacomo Brogi. Very Fine. No Binding. 1st Edition. 32 x 23. Albumen Mammoth Print, c. 1870's , By Giacomo Brogi , 1822- 1881 Italian. Very rare photographic image by this artist , in the original restored frame . This is not one of the standard tourist pictures that you find but a true work of art by this master photographer. Both Brogi and the Alinari Brothers worked as photographers and took the standard architecture ruins photos in Italy most being small 8"x10" Albumen prints , but they did art photography also and to find one is a rare treat . This piece shows three men in a row boat on the Tiber River with Castel Saint`Angelo ( Mausoleum of Adrian ) on the right the Saint`Angelo bridge to the castle in the middle in the far distance you can see St. Peter's Dome . Looking around the photo the men in the boat you can see their reflection in the water. With sheep on the right shore and the clouds rolling by above it all this is a very importain photographic image by this artist . Please call for more information on this and other works of art..

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        On Aphasia, or Loss of Speech, and The Localisation of the Faculty of Articulate Language.

      London, 1870. 8vo. Original full cloth with some wear. Inner hinges a bit weak, a stain to the spine ,and minor loss to upper capital. Spine cocked. Bookplate from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland to inside of front board, the book-plate stating: "Presented to the Library by Mrs. WM. Boxwell in memory of her husband William Boxwell Professor of Pathology in the Schools of Surgery 1915-1943". XI (including the frontispiece), (1), 180 pp + the 40 pages long advertisement catalogue.. Scarce first edition, presentation-copy from the author, of this milestone in the history of aphasia, being one of the first books dedicated exclusively to aphasia, thus constituting one of the most important books ever written on the subject. It influenced not only the field of medicine, but also that of lingustics, psychology, and philosophy. "One of the first books dedicated exclusively to aphasia was published in 1879 by Frederic Bateman (1824-1904) [...] In Bateman's exemplarily systematic workaltogether 72 cases (already published and his own) are discussed in order to clarify the question of localisation of speech. [...] Bateman is the first to clearly propose that aphasia could be described in terms of syndromes and the probability that each individual with aphasia has a unique pattern of symptoms. A range of symptoms and features of aphasia are presented in detail and with examples by Bateman [...] The presentation is impressive from a modern perspective and only disorders of language comprehension and syntax are missing from his extensive surgery." (Juergen Tesak and Chris Code: "Milestones in the History of Apasia. Theories and Protagonists", 2008, p. 63)

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        Glansbilledalbum ca. 1870´erne (30x40 cm.)

      Rød, lidt slidt helshirting med præget gulddekoration på forpermen og 2 små farvede illustrationer. Indholder ca. 250 glansbilleder. De fleste fra omkring 1870´erne - De yngste fra ca. 1910. Mange rigtig store (største ca. 25x35cm). Utrolig mange engle og julemandsmotiver. Derudover lidt blomster- og dyremotiver. Enkelte mærker delvis med stof. Trods lidt slidt indbinding pæn og velholdt indvendig. Yderligere billeder sendes gerne på anmodning.. Album around 1870´s (30x40). Red and a little worn cloth with gilt decoration stamped onto the front board and 2 small coloured illustrations. Contains around 250 coloured scraps. Mainly from around 1870´s - the youngest from around 1910. Some very large scraps (largest measuring aprox. 25x35 cm). A lot of Angels and Santa Claus scraps. Otherwise animals and flowers. A few scarps partly with fine fabric. Though binding shows signs of wear, pages and scraps are fine. More pictures available upon request. (Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        SIMPLE ADDITION BY A LITTLE NIGGER

      1870. Paperback. 3. BLACK INTEREST. (McLOUGHLIN PUB). SIMPLE ADDITION BY A LITTLE NIGGER. NY: McLoughlin nd circa 1870. 4to, pict. wraps, later cloth spine, several edge tears and fraying, Good. A rare Mclouglin publication in the Uncle John's Drolleries series. A variation on the Ten Little Niggers, illus. in color with 8 full page chromolithographs. "One little nigger feeling rather blue, whistled out another nig and that made two" and so on.

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        The Myvyrian Archaiology of Wales

      Denbigh: Thomas Gee, 1870 Collected Out of Ancient Manuscripts. To Which Has been Added Additional Notes Upon the Gododin, and an English Translation of the Laws of Howell the Good Also an Explanatory Chapter on Ancient British Music. In full dark and light red leather, some blind tooling, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine has been relaid, keeping most of the old, decorative gilt tooling, title in gilt, also name of R Ellis at base in gilt. Internally, marbled endpapers, hinges strengthened, text block edges marbled, paired by relaying the original leather spine, cloth joints, re-rounding and backing, new headbands etc, note saying -Copi of Parch R Ellis- and something else unreadable on the fep, occasional pencil and ink note to margins, ink name to head p1, (originally published as 3 separate volumes between 1801-1807. The 3 volumes have now been combined into one book with three divisions), (xiii), [1], 1247 pp, [4], [1]. Has articles on Aneurin, Taliesin, Llywarch Hen, Myrddin, Llevoed, Golyddan, Meigant, Elaeth, Tysilio, Cuhelyn, Gwyddno, Gwydion ab Don, Anonymous Pieces by the Earliest Bards, The Bards of the Middle Ages, with a long list of names, Anonymous Authors of the middle ages. Division 2 - Prose - a Collection of Historical Documents, Division 3 - Prose - A Collection of Aphorisms, Proverbs, Ethical Triads, Legislative Triads, Laws and Music. Etc Etc. The 2nd and best edition. (Allibone 172. COPAC. WorldCat) See NLW WBO for a full Bio. Jones, Owen [pseud. Owain Myfyr] (1741-1814), literary patron and furrier.Williams, Edward [pseud. Iolo Morganwg] (1747-1826), Welsh-language poet and literary forger.

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        Thaumalea Amherstiae [Lady Amherst's Pheasant]

      New York: Daniel 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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        THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD. With Illustrations

      Chapman & Hall. London.,1870. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (9 x 6 inches). Bound from the original monthly parts, published between April and September 1870. Publishers original blue-green printed wrappers and most of the adverts are bound in. Illustrated with a portrait frontis, which has one small chip to the outer edge and a neat repair to the inner hinge, and 12 plates by S. L. Fildes. Some of the plates have small stain makrs to the margin but not affecting the illustrations. Wrappers lightly rubbed and some edges frayed, a few small chips and marks. Finely bound in contemporary full dark blue crushed morocco. Spine with five raised bands, each decorated with gilt piping. Compartments double ruled, lettered and fully decorated in gilt. Both boards with elaborate floral borders within a single line mitre, all in gilt. The front board also has Dickens name stamped in gilt tp the centre. Board edges and inner board edges all decorated with floral gilt tooling. Dark blue moire silk endpapers. Top dge gilt, the others untrimmed. Binding a little rubed to the extremities but still a very good copy n a fine highly decorative leather binding.:

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        The Mystery of Edwin Drood

      London: Chapman & Hall, April, 1870 - September, 1870. First edition in parts. 8vo. In the original 6 monthly parts. Engraved title page and portrait (in part 6) and 12 engraved plates (2 in each part). Original printed wrappers, spines to first and third parts entirely replaced, minor repairs to other wrappers, upper wrapper to first part slightly soiled; some occasional foxing, plates to second part creased. This set has all of the 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. Overall, a good, sound set. In folding cloth box. Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 373-384 . Desirable set of Dickens' last book as it originally appeared, interrupted by his death on June 9, 1870, after three of the parts had been issued

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        The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments According to the Authorised Version, with Illustrations by Gustave Dore

      sp;- London,Paris and Melbourne - Cassell and Company. Hardcover. B007XS6Q6Y Cassell Petter & Galpin; London, ND[1870]. Hardcovers. Complete in 2 volumes. Thick folios, full leather w/tooled blind reliefs to panels, ornate gilt embossed leather border to pastedowns, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Family registery front of vol I blank. Very Good, faint dampstaining top 1 inch of volume 1 w/scattered foxing throughout both volumes[including plates] w/old break to binding at title page vol I expertly repaired. There is some rubbing w/light loss to leather covers. 220 full-page woodcut illustrations by Gustave Doré all intact[slight chipping to edges of a couple plates]. Including the Old and New Testaments and the Apocrypha. Uncommon massive set, no international/expediated shipping. We pack securely and ship daily w/delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire. . Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Mark Lavendier, Bookseller]
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        [Les Classiques & Vers et Proses...] Les châtiments

      Paris : J. Hetzel & Cie, 1870. relié. 12x19cm. Deuxième édition, en partie originale et la plus complète de ce recueil de poèmes. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline gaufrée orange, dos lisse légèrement passé orné de filets dorés, plats de papier à la cuve, un coin supérieur très légèrement émoussé, petites traces de frottements en pied d'une tranche, reliure de l'époque. Envoi de l'auteur. Tampons à froid de bibliophile en pieds des pages de titre et de faux-titre. Agréable exemplaire exempt de toute rousseur. - J. Hetzel & Cie, Paris _s.d. (1870), 12x19cm, relié. - Les Classiques & Vers et Proses... relié

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        The Innocents Abroad

      American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1870. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain. First edition, later printing with textual errors corrected. Rebound in dark brown ¾ leather with brown pebble design marbled paper. As new binding. Paper labels. Publisher: American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1870. Exceptionally clean copy with gilding on top edge. 651 pages plus ads in back. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #12-210. Price: $600.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. As New/No Jacket.

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        Saint`Angelo

      Italy, 1870 Book. Illus. by Giacomo Brogi. Very Fine. No Binding. 1st Edition. 32 x 23. Albumen Mammoth Print, c. 1870's , By Giacomo Brogi , 1822- 1881 Italian. Very rare photographic image by this artist , in the original restored frame . This is not one of the standard tourist pictures that you find but a true work of art by this master photographer. Both Brogi and the Alinari Brothers worked as photographers and took the standard architecture ruins photos in Italy most being small 8"x10" Albumen prints , but they did art photography also and to find one is a rare treat . This piece shows three men in a row boat on the Tiber River with Castel Saint`Angelo ( Mausoleum of Adrian ) on the right the Saint`Angelo bridge to the castle in the middle in the far distance you can see St. Peter's Dome . Looking around the photo the men in the boat you can see their reflection in the water. With sheep on the right shore and the clouds rolling by above it all this is a very importain photographic image by this artist . Please call for more information on this and other works of art..

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        THOMAS CARLYLE'S COLLECTED WORKS from the library of Henry James

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1870. Hardcover. The signed volume shows offsetting to the title pages with the rear hinge cracked. Front hinge of SARTOR nearly separated. Textblocks clean and mostly unopened. Moderate shelf wear, spines uniformly toned with wear at the tips. Overall Good condition. Original cloth. Six volumes from the 30-volume set of THOMAS CARLYLE'S COLLECTED WORKS. Henry James's copy, SIGNED by him on the front free endpaper of the first volume of OLIVER CROMWELL'S LETTERS. The other 5 volumes, all uniform in appearance and none of which is signed, include volumes 4 and 5 of the five-volume Cromwell set, volumes 1 and 6 of CRITICAL AND MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS, and SARTOR RESARTUS. Leon Edel and Adeline R. Tintner, authors of THE LIBRARY OF HENRY JAMES, identify Carlyle's OLIVER CROMWELL LETTERS AND SPEECHES, the 1870 Library Edition, as being part of the Henry James collection. This title was given an A-FH designation, indicating that a copy signed by James is known to exist but its whereabouts are unknown. Edel and Tintner's listings will now merit a revision.

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        Sketchbook of original pen-and-ink cartoons

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

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        Poetical Works of Mrs. Felicia Hemans

      London: Ward, Lock and Company, n.d. (ca. 1870). First edition. 8vo. Dark brown crushed morocco, raised bands, all edges gilt. SUPERB DOUBLE FORE-EDGE PAINTING DEPICTING ON THE FRONT SIDE THREE 18th CENTURY ANGLERS FISHING FROM A CANOE; BACK SIDE EDGES DEPICT EARLY 19th CENTURY HUNTERS PREPARING TO BAG A DEER FROM A CANOE, WITH DOG IN WATER. Fore-edge painting executed by Martin Frost. Fine in fine slipcase.

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        Cassell's Illustrated Shakespeare: The Plays of Shakespeare. Edited and Annotated by Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke. Illustrated by H.C. Selous

      London: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin. n.d. (c.1870)., 1870. 3 volumes; 4to. Superb contemporary full calf with gilt raised bands, twin, red and green, title labels, and gilt theatrical-themed tooling to spines; gilt rule to boards with "Second Year's Prize / St. Thomas's Hospital / 1871." stamped in gilt to centre of uppers with wreath and coat of arms of St. Thomas's. Marbled end papers and edges Illustrated in black and white drawings throughout. Prize presentation dated 1871 written in a neat hand to first blank. Very occasional marginal foxing. A superb set in a very handsome contemporary leather binding.

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        Oeuvres complètes de H. de Balzac

      Paris: Vve Alexandre Houssiaux, 1870. relié. 13,5x22,5cm. Nouvelle édition des oeuvres complètes de l'auteur. Reliures en demi chagrin sapin, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de filets dorés ornés de doubles caissons dorés agrémentés de motifs floraux dorés, plats de papier marbré, certains coins émoussés, quelques légers accrocs sur certaines coupes, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliures de l'époque. Ensemble orné de 43 planches hors-texte par les meilleurs artistes de l'époque dont Bertall, Daumier, Gavarni, Johannot, Nanteuil ainsi que d'illustrations in-texte. Quelques rousseurs sans gravité. Bel ensemble agréablement établi en reliure de l'époque. - Vve Alexandre Houssiaux, Paris _1870, 13,5x22,5cm, 20 volumes reliés. - 20 volumes reliés

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        The Birds of America

      New York: George R. Lockwood, [1870-71]. 8 volumes, 8vo. Uniformly bound in contemporary blind-tooled morocco leather with attractive acorn and petal motif both covers and spines, gilt-lettered spines. 500 hand-colored lithographed plates printed by J.T. Bowen and wood engravings throughout text. All edges gilt. All half-titles present. The scarce final octavo edition of The BIrds of America; after this printing, most of the plates were lost in a fire at the print shop. An extremely beautiful set, leather supple; a fine copy. Morgan family copy. All plates and leaves fine condition. This last of the octavo editions is becoming quite scare. A very attractive set indeed.

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        Etude sur la maladie des vers ˆ soie : moyen pratique assurŽ de la combattre et d'en prŽvenir le retour. Tome 1, La pŽbrine et la flacherie. Tome 2, Notes et documents. Complete in 2 vols 1st ed

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1870 - 2 vols, 8vo. First Edition. Hardback. Fine/No Jacket. 2 vols., 1st ed., Paris, 1870, complete including all thirty-eight plates, some colour, contemporary half calf gilt, with red leather labels to spines, 8vo. Covers and contents in excellent condition, with just the very slightest of rubbing to edges. A Fine set.

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        HISTOIRE DE LA REVOLUTION FRANCAISE (10 VOLUMES COMPLETE) Treizieme Edition (13th edition)

      Paris: Librairie Furne, 1870- 1872. Hardcover. Good +. Each volume with aprox. 400 p. + several engravings. 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. . Brown half calf binding red textured cloth boards, gold lettering on spines, 5 raised bands, edges of text block marbled, end papers marbled. Condition of the book is GOOD+: light wear to covers- heavier at corners and spine edges, spine more worn- esp. spine ends, top edges of text block darkened, each volume with remnants of small book plate and book plate of David B. Ogden on inside of front cover, light foxig to ffep. & rfep., pages very white and clean, bindings very tight. Vols. 1,3- spine partially detached at both ends, leather labels missing. Vols. 2,6,7- spine partially detached at both ends. Vols. 3,5,6,9- part of lower spine end also missing. Vols. 4,10- parts of both upper and lower spine ends missing. Vols. 7,8- part of upper spine end missing. Vol. 8,9- also missing label.

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        (Book of Nonsense Imitation)

      (N.p., c. 1870). Oblong small quarto. 14ff. manuscript album of fifteen illustrated, nonsensical limericks after Edward Lear, featuring comical characters, like the Old Man from the Cape and his Barbary ape. The illustrations are just as diverting as the verse, populated with wide-eyed creatures and caricatures of monstrous men. The images and text have been copied almost exactly from Edward Lear’s Book of Nonsense, hand-drawn and written in black ink on one side of the page only. Lear is credited with popularizing this humorous poetic form. In nondescript gray wrappers. Spine is rubbed and slightly split, else fine.

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        An Essay on the Genius of George Cruikshank:Illustrated with One Hundred & Sixty Etchings & Wood-engravings Selected from his Works from 1810 to 1870. (Extra-Illustrated Edition)

      [London?], 1870. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED Edition. Signed binding by J.Larkins. Full red straight grained morocco leather with raised bands, compartmented and gilt tooled designs on spine. Covers have triple ruled border with tooled flower design in corners. Edges of covers have double gilt lines. Top edge gilt. Binding is worn with the front cover professionally rehinged. White cloth at gutter behind cover. Elaborate gilt inner dentelling. Armorial bookplate of Hanry William Poor, famed early 20th century collector of fine Club bindings. Engraved frontispiece showing Cruikshank. Title continues "...Illustrated with One Hundred & Sixty Etchings & Wood-engravings Selected from his Works from 1810 to 1870." The title page is hand written in black, red and green inks. This book only includes items up to 1871 and appears to be a preliminary version of the later 1884 Cruickshank extra-illustrated work by the same title. 60pp. There are marginal notes in pencil below the illustrations giving date of appearance of the illustrations. Some are noted as "not in Reid". This would mean that some engravings found here are not in George William Reid's _A Descriptive Catalogue of the Works of George Cruikshank_ (London, 1871). A total of 41 hand colored engravings. Most plates were separately printed and "inset" into the pages of the book. Description of the quality & quanity does not give one a proper feel for this book. It has to be seen to be appreciated. Photos available upon request. George Cruikshank (September 27, 1792—February 1, 1878), caricaturist and book illustrator. Born in London, England, he was a member of the Cruikshank family of caricaturists and artists, the son of Scottish painter and caricaturist Isaac Cruikshank. Cruikshank's early career was renowned for his social caricatures of British life for popular publications such as The Comic Almanack (1835-1853) and Omnibus (1842) but later in his career, his book illustrations for Charles Dickens and many other authors reached an international audience. He created folios of prints with moralistic themes inspired by the temperance movement. The best known of these are The Bottle, 8 plates (1847), with its sequel, The Drunkard's Children, 8 plates (1848), with the ambitious work, The Worship of Bacchus, published by subscription after the artist's oil painting, now in the National Gallery, London. For Charles Dickens, Cruikshank illustrated Sketches by Boz (1836) and Oliver Twist (1838). On December 30, 1871 Cruikshank published a letter in The Times which claimed credit for much of the plot of Oliver Twist. The letter launched a fierce controversy around who created the work. While Dickens was the author, Cruikshank developed many ideas like those that appeared in the book and it is difficult -- if not impossible -- to distinguish his concepts from those of Dickens, which were developed at the same time. Cruikshank’s 60-year career began with political prints that attacked the royal family and leading politicians (in 1820 he received a royal bribe of £100 for a pledge "not to caricature His Majesty in any immoral situation"). His work included a personification of England named John Bull who was developed from about 1790 in conjunction with other British satirical artists such as James Gillray, and Thomas Rowlandson. Cruikshank replaced one of his major influences, James Gillray, as England's most popular satirist. For a generation he delineated Tories, Whigs and Radicals impartially. Satirical material came to him from every public event wars abroad, the enemies of Britain (he was highly patriotic), the frolic, among other qualities, such as the weird and terrible, in which he excelled.. Signed by Binder. Extra-illustrated Edition. Full Morocco Leather. Very Good. Illus. by George Cruikshank. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Hardcover.

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        The Complete Correspondence and Works of Charles Lamb; Aided By the Recollections of the Author's Adopted Daughter - 4 Volumes

      London: E. Moxon, Son & Co., 1870. IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. Uniformly bound in 3/4 leather and marbled paper, slightly raised bands on gilt decorated spines, red and brown leather spine labels, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers. Half title in each volume, with tissue-guarded frontis in volume I, all bindings and hinges tight. Occasional light foxing, mostly showing on preliminary pages. Covers show corner wear, light edge wear, one eighth inch upper edge chip to backstrip on vol. IV, backstrips crackled, with some chipping to red spine labels. ALL PROTECTED IN MYLAR JACKETS. . Hard Cover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Polyplectron Germaini [Germain's Peacock Pheasant]

      New York: Published for the Author, Daniel Giraud Elliot, [1870]-1872. Hand-coloured lithograph after Joseph Wolf by J. Smit, printed by P.W.M. Trap. Very good condition. 15 1/4 x 20 7/8 inches. 18 x 23 1/4 inches. A beautiful image from the most splendid of Elliot's great monographs, 'A Monograph of the Phasianidae or Family of the Pheasants'. The magnificent size and beautiful colouring of the plates after Joseph Wolf's charcoal drawings reflect the importance which Elliot attached to the Phasianidae. Of all the families in the ornithological system, he regarded it as the one most vital to the human race, "containing within it the species that afford food for thousands of mankind, and also those which are the original source of all the domestic poultry met with throughout the civilized world." Cf. Anker 130; Fine Birds Books (1990), p. 95; Nissen IVB 295; Wood p. 331; Zimmer p. 206

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        Poems

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

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        POEMS

      London: F.S. Ellis, 1870.. Dark blue-green cloth, elaborately decorated in gilt, decorated endsheets, edges untrimmed. Binding lightly rubbed, clean 4.5cm tear to gutter of half-title at top, old bookseller's description tipped to first leaf of terminal ads, otherwise a very good, bright copy. Half morocco slipcase. First edition of Rossetti's first published collection of original poems, preceded by two private printings in 1869 and 1870. Early binding state, before the spine block was recut, with an unsigned signature of 8 blank leaves at the back, after two leaves of publisher's adverts. The floral endsheets are printed on cream paper. Inscribed by the author on the half- title page: "To Theodore Martin Esq with DG Rossetti's friendly regards April 1870." Theodore Martin (1816- 1909), English poet, biographer, translator of Dante, and the husband of the actress, Helen Faucit, was among those in the list Rossetti sent to his publisher to receive presentation copies of this book. Stetz and Lasner, in ENGLAND IN THE 1880s, note: "This book, by the circumstances of its publication, by its contents, and by its design, secured Rossetti's reputation. When his wife, Elizabeth Sidal Rossetti, died in February 1862, Rossetti placed the original manuscripts of his poems in her coffin. In 1869 these were exhumed secretly from her grave and published in this volume in 1870 with other, more recent work. The book opens with 'The Blessed Damozel,' Rossetti's most famous poem, which had first appeared in the Pre- Raphaelite magazine, THE GERM, in 1850; among the other contents are the sonnet sequence called 'The House of Life' and a group of poems about paintings that show Rossetti's abiding interest in unifying the sister arts ...POEMS (1870) was perhaps most remarkable for being one of the first books to be designed throughout by an author. Over a period of nine months, Rossetti supervised the printing of the proofs while painstakingly designing the covers and endsheets. The result had a great influence upon writers and designers of the 1880s. Oscar Wilde's POEMS (1881) and several of Walter Pater's books clearly were modeled upon Rossetti's unique volume." STETZ & LASNER 52. HAYWARD 283. NCBEL III:491.

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        Poems

      F.S. Ellis London: F.S. Ellis. 1870. First. First edition. Bound in full vellum with morocco shield-type spine label, titled and decorated in gilt. Bookplate of W.C. Bennett, ownership signature on the title page, another owner's stamp on the verso of the marbled front endpaper, and an old bookseller's note that the binding is by Zaehnsdorf. Boards a little splayed and a tiny tear on the first blank leaf else a very handsome, near fine copy. .

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        Go and See Hardy Gillard's Great American Panorama, Illustrating the Pacific Railway from New York to San Francisco

      “Go and See Hardy Gillard's Great American Panorama, Illustrating the Pacific Railway from New York to San Francisco”London: c. 1870 - 1880Chromolithograph19 ½" x 39 ¼"Panoramas were a popular form of entertainment in the late 19th century. Panoramas were sometimes in wagons, and moved from town to town; or large enough to be mounted in a theater, with the audience moving around the panorama scene. Popular panoramas of the time were made of the palaces of Versailles (currently in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art) and Civil Ware battlefields. Hardy Gillard was famous at the time for his traveling panoramas and his accompanying exuberant lectures. This flier was for Hardy Gillards 40 x 8 foot Panorama Illustrating the Pacific Railway from New York to San Francisco, the Grand Pacific Railway that was completed in 1869. A key is offered to the 38 numbered items in the large sized display, including the steamship Oceanie, farming in Nebraska, Great Salt Lake, Big Trees of California, Gold Mining in California and San Francisco.

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        The Works of Shakspere (sic)

      New York. Virtue and Yorston. (n.d.) C .1870. Extravagantly bound in the High Victorian style in Publisher's original,decorative full crimson grain morocco. Intensely ornate gilt-tooled decorations and figurative motifs to front and rear covers. Gilt ruled spine compartments with intricate gilt-tooled fleural motifs. Gilt ruled raised bands. Gilt titles. Most luxurious and labyrinthine gilt-tooled inner-dentelles. Marbled endsheets. All edges gilded. Thick Folios. 11 x 15.5". The Imperial Edition. Illustrated throughout by superb, tissue-guarded full page engravings upon steel by C. W. Cope.; W. P. Frith.; C. R. Leslie.; D. Maclise.; E. M. Ward.; C. Clint.; H. S. Marks.; W. Q. Orchardson. et al. Collation: Vol. 1 - Frontis, Title Vignette,32 Plates ; Vol 2. - Frontis, Title Vignette, 21 Plates. Complete as issued. An flamboyant, imposing collection of Shakespeare in what is regarded as perhaps the supreme example of High Victorian Bookbinding. Various light rubbing to covers. Small strip of leather lacking to front cover of Vol. 1 with resultant loss of gilt decoration. Previous owners small bookplate to Front Pastedowns. Usual light, innocuous scattered foxing, mainly marginal to Plates and not effecting images which are of supreme depth and clarity. Generally, a Near Fine, gleaming, jaw-dropping set.

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        Patterns of Maw & Co.'s Encaustic tile, geometrical mosaic and plain tile pavements, and majolica and enamelled wall tiles, white glazed tiles, architectural enrichments, etc. For entrance halls, corridors, passages, conservatories, churches...

      Broseley: Benthall Works, [c. 1870's].. Folio, 5, [1]pp., 37 chromolithographic plates printed by Leighton Brothers, showing over 400 tile and ceramic mosaic designs for pavements, decorative wall tiling, Dados, mouldings, fire surrounds, Majolica hearths, Majolica tiles in rich coloured glazes, printed & coloured tiles, small neat oval blind-stamp to lower blank corner, front-free endpaper with cont. ms. ownership name at head and library ink stamp on verso, orig. cloth, with printed label mounted on upper cover, worn, with spine missing and covers detached.

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        La pêche au cormoran.

      Avec deux planches dessinés d`après nature par M. e. Bellier de Villiers. Paris, Bureau de la Revue Britannique 1870. Large 8:o. Tire à cent exemplaires. Printed in 100 copies. 67,(1) pp + 2 plates. Two extra leaves bound after the text. Neatly handwritten text "Notis et Pièces justificatives a le roy (Louis XIII)... One and a half page. Near contemporary green half morocco, spine with five raised band. Slightly rubbed. From the library of Gunnar Brusewitz with his signature and book-plate. 26 x 18 cm

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        Journal of a Landscape Painter in Corsica.

      London: Robert John Bush 1870.. First edition, large 8vo, xvi, 272 pp. A map and 40 plates plus 40 vignettes in the text, some minor cracking to the hinges. Original gilt titled brown cloth, slight rubbing to the spine ends and corners, a very good copy.

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        On the Mechanical Performance of Logical Inference,

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

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        Le livre de cuisine... comprenant la cuisine de menage et la grande cuisine... deuxieme edition. paris, hachette, 1870.

      Cm. 27,5, pp. xi (1) 844. Con 161 figure incise nel testo e 25 splendide tavole fuori testo in cromolitografia. Solida ed elegante legatura editoriale in mezza pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli in oro. Appena percettibili tracce di velina alla superfice di una o due tavole, ma ottimo esemplare, ben conservato. Si tratta della seconda edizione che segue l'originale del 1867 ed è una delle edizioni che comportano il maggior numero di tavole a colori, altre infatti ne contano solo quattro. Cfr. Vicaire (417): ""Cet ouvrage culinaire est, avec ceux d'Urbain Dubois, une des plus complets et des plus serieusement traites qui existent; les recettes que l'on y trouve sont fort recherchees...""; Oberlé (226): ""Les exemplaires bien completes des 25 planches en couleurs sont rares...""; Bitting, 195.

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        MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD

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

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        The Mystery of Edwin Drood

      London: Chapman and Hall 1870 London: Chapman and Hall, 1870. First edition. 8vo. Engraved portrait frontispiece by J.H. Baker; title vignette and 13 illustrations by Samuel Luke Fildes. [viii], 190, [2] pp + 32 pp. publisher's catalogue dated Aug., 31, 1870. Publisher's green cloth stamped in gilt and black, front cover with sawtooth border (first binding). Spine tips very slightly rubbed; slight occasional foxing, otherwise very attractive copy. Smith 16; Podeschi, Gimbel Collection A155 . Dickens' final, unfinished novel, interrupted by his death on the 9th of June,1870

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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

      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.

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        HISTOIRE DU COSTUME MASCULIN FRANCAIS. De l'an 420 à l'an 1870.

      In-4 gr., cartella in mz. tela con legacci con applicata al piatto la bross. orig. a colori. La cartella contiene, a fogli sciolti, 10 fascicoli (ciascuno con bella bross. figur. a colori) che raccolgono complessive 80 pp. di testo e 100 bellissime tavv. in zincografia e colorate (10 per ogni fascicolo): ogni tav. rappresenta più figure, tutte descritte. Questa affascinante storia del costume è così suddivisa: ?Toges et Tuniques Gallo-Romaines - Tenue monacale et byzantine au Moyen Age - Capes et Collerettes Renaissance - Pourpoint et justaucorps Louis XIII et Louis XIV - Gout raffiné de l?habit à la française Louis XV - L?idéal masculin. Perruques et fracs Louis XVI - Supreme bon ton des Sans-Culottes révolutionnaires - Elegance officielle impériale napoléonienne - Dandys et ?beaux? romantiques. Restauration - Tournure des Gandins du Second Empire?. Cfr. Colas,I,1244. Esemplare molto ben conservato.

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        HISTOIRE DES FAÏENCES DE ROUEN. Pour servir de guide aux recherches des collectionneurs, ouvrage avec texte. Orné de 60 planches mises en couleur a la main, par Ris-Paquot, artiste peintre..

      Eugene Delaroque, Paris, 1870. In French. 45 pages with text + 60 coloured plates. Loose leaves in slip-case. Slightly rubbed on the edges. Spine/backstrip torn. Signed by hand by Ris-Paquot, No 239/500

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        Harvard Class of 1870 Photographic Yearbook

      Cambridge: Harvard University 1870 [Cambridge: Harvard University, 1870]. (HARVARD UNIVERSITY) Folio. 109 albumen prints (some second generation), includes: 23 bust portraits (5-1/2 x 4 in.) of faculty; 6 landscapes (approx. 6-1/2 x 9 in.) of Harvard buildings and environs ; 73 bust portraits (5-1/2 x 4 in.) of the class of 1870, each SIGNED by the sitter beneath the image; and 7 group portraits (approx. 6 x 9 in.) of sporting, fraternity, and religious clubs, including 1 "Class of 1870" portrait. Full panelled brown morocco over bevelled boards, rubbed; spine titled in gilt, "Class Album. Harvard 1870" and on front cover, "Willard T. Perrin."; a.e.g. Very Good . Of particular interest is the portrait of Richard Theodore Greener, Harvard College's first black graduate and the first black graduate of a top-tier university (Slater, "The Blacks who First Entered the World of White Higher Education" p. 48-9). "Among the representative young men of color in the United States--and now, happily in the process of time, their name is legion--Richard Theodore Greener has undisputed standing" (George Washington Williams, HISTORY OF THE NEGRO RACE IN AMERICA FROM 1619 TO 1880, p. 438). Born in Philadelphia and raised in Boston, Greener (1844-1922) was light complected, having several European ancestors, though he never attempted to "pass" as white. His early schooling was erratic--after his father left for California to prospect for gold, Greener was forced to take various clerk and hotel jobs to help support his family. Employers noted Greener's intellectual gifts and encouraged him in a self-directed course of study. Greener also began attending political and abolitionist lectures and was eventually able to resume his formal education when a benevolent employer sponsored his enrollment at Oberlin. He then studied two years at Phillips Academy, Andover, and was accepted to Harvard in 1865. "He lived alone in the dorm and struggled through his freshman year, which he had to repeat. [...] Although he did not report hostilities, he found his classmates continually curious and confused by him. Rumors spread that he was an escaped slave, that he had no prior education, or that he had served in the Civil War" (Ardizzone, AN ILLUMINATED LIFE, p. 19). Greener graduated with high honors, and his many awards include first prize in Boylston Declamation, First Bodwoin for a Dissertation, and the Boylston Prize for Oratory (Williams, p. 439). Greener went on to a distinguished career in education, law, and civil rights: "Greener was a reflection of the professional elite, the "Talented Tenth" of the Negro race, whose accomplishments the leader W.E.B. Du Bois believed would both persuade white America to endorse social and political equality and actively help other members of the race to improve their educational, cultural, economic, and political standing. [...] Du Bois had specifically identified Greener as a member of this special group [...]" (Ardizzone, p. 15). Upon graduating, he held teaching positions in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. before accepting a professorship at the University of South Carolina during its brief Reconstruction-era experiment in integration. While there, Greener became the school's first African-American librarian, earned his law degree, and worked tirelessly to advance African-American rights and education. He later served as Dean of the Howard University law school and continued to practice law for much of his life--most notably defending West Point cadet Johnson C. Whittaker. Greener also wrote and lectured on African-American topics, debating Frederick Douglass on the issue of black migration (cf. Woodson, NEGRO ORATORS, pp. 453-487). Greener's daughter, Belle da Costa Greene, "passed" as white, and would go on to a brilliant career as J.P. Morgan's librarian. An immensely important and rare item, a document from the tragically brief period of Reconstruction-era gains in civil rights for blacks. The yearbook includes one portrait of Greener SIGNED by him beneath the image; additionally, Greener appears in the Thayer Club ("Commons") group photo and the Class of 1870 group photo. The photographer, George Kendall Warren (1824-1884), was a distinguished northeastern landscape photographer and the most highly-regarded collegiate yearbook photographer to elite northeastern institutions: Dartmouth, Williams, Brown, Wesleyan, Yale, Princeton, Rutgers, West Point, Union, and Harvard

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