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

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

      [Bookseller: Alpha 2 Omega Books]
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        The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches

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

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

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

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        A collection of 14 photographs of Constantinople and environs

      Constantinople: Abdullah Fréres 1870 - LANDMARKS OF ISTANBUL. 14 albumen photographs mounted on paper. Approx. 11 ½ x 8 ½ in. Very good condition. This splendid series of photographs documents the great buildings and sights of Constantinople including Beylerbeyi Palace, Hagia Sophia (interior and exterior), and Topkapi Palace. Each is a beautifully composed architectural study made with attention to detail. These photographs were likely taken during the period when Abdullah Fréres were official photographers to the sultan, who commissioned them to document the Ottoman Empire. The three Abdullah brothers were of Armenian origin. They ran the leading photographic studio in Constantinople from 1858 to 1900.

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

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

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        Nye Eventyr og Historier. 3 bd.

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

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

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        Cities of Palestine

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Political Writings of Thomas Paine

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

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        The Mystery of Edwin Drood

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

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        REYNARD THE FOX After the German of Goethe by Thomas James Arnold Esq

      New York: Theo. Stroefer , 1870. First edition thus. With 36 full page engravings plus the engraved titlepage all by Wilhelm von Kaulbach and printed from the 1846 Stuttgart plates. Includes the suppressed plate of the “erotic cat” which was banned from some editions. Also with Kaulback’s head and tale pieces throughout. Large 4to, in the publisher’s original red morocco over red cloth covered boards, covers with a triple decorative boarder around finely stylized gilt lettering, all within multiple frames in blind, the spine with fine gilt lettering and decorations within compartments separated by raised bands ruled in blind and with additional triple gilt fillet rules, edges beveled, silk moire endleaves and free-flies, a.e.g. 236pp. A fine copy, internally clean and bright and solid, the red cloth vivid with bright gilt, some rubbing at the lower corners and a bit too at the spine tips. A VERY FINE AND HANDSOME PRODUCTION, this issue for Stoefer in New York was actually printed in Stuttgart by Bär and Hermann. It is a wonderfully large presentation of Kaulach’s famous engravings. His vigorous designs for Goethe’s satirical fable are playful and expressive. This 1870 production is superior to the American issue printed by Robert Brothers in Boston seventeen years later. The story of REYNARD THE FOX comes from Medieval folklore and its exact original are unknown. Goethe’s famous take on the sly, amoral, cowardly, and self-seeking hero ‘Reineke Fuchs’ first appeared with the plates of Wilhelm von Kaulback in Germany in 1846.

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        VIKRAM AND THE VAMPIRE or Tales of Hindu Devilry

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

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        A Monograph of the Phasianidae or Family of the Pheasants

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

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

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        Naturgeschichte des ThierreichsÖ S?ugethiereÖ V?gelÖ Amphibien

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

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        WORKS OF SHAKSPERE. Edited by Charles Knight

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

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        The Mystery of Edwin Drood

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

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

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

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        The Poetical Works of John Milton

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

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        Varieties of Vice-Regal Life.

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

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

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        Kling People

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

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

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

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        A History of British Birds

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

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        Codigo do Processo Criminal de Primeira Instancia do Imperio

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

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

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

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        Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers

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

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

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

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        Frogs and Snakes

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

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

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

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        The Washerwoman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Photograph Album

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

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

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

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        The Innocents Abroad - or - The New Pilgrims' Progress

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

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        The Bicorne Hat of Major General G.A. French

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

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