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        From Garfieldís library, a book authored and inscribed to him by Congressman Samuel S. Cox, who spearheaded legislation to create and expand the predecessor of the U.S. Coast Guard, the Life-Saving Service

      The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Books were a scarce commodity to young James, who lost his father before the age of two, and was raised by his mother who struggled to maintain a humble existence. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books. Some twenty years ago, several dozen of his books were de-accessioned, and one of these books is described below: Book Signed and Inscribed, ìGen. Garfield - / With New Yearsí / Greeting - / from the author, / Saml S. Cox / 1 Jan 1870 / N.Yî on front free brown end paper, James A. Garfield Library bookplate on fixed end paper, 8vo, 442 pps., London: Sampson Low, Son, and Marston; New York: D. Appleton & Co, 1869. Lapis blue decorative boards stamped with black and gilt. Shelf wear and tears at spine caps. Cracked inner hinges and binding shaken, else good condition. Flaws easily restored. Samuel Sullivan Cox was in 1870, a Congressman from New York. He first served in Congress as a Democrat from Ohio, elected in 1856. He served three terms before being defeated largely due to his impassioned speech denouncing Republicans for supporting a pamphlet promoting miscegenation (inter-racial relations), a hoax later determined to have been conceived and printed by Democrats to influence racially biased voters to vote Democratic. The hoax was unsuccessful and Cox lost in the election. Cox left Ohio and moved to New York to practice law, and returned to Congress to represent New Yorkís 6th district in 1868. In Congress, Cox headed legislative efforts to create, organize, and expand the U.S. Life-Saving Service, a predecessor of the Coast Guard. It was established in 1871 to rescue victims of shipwrecks by maintaining patrol stations along American shores. Two years after his death, members of the Life-Saving Service presented Coxís widow with an elaborate silver vase which she presented to the Smithsonian the following year.

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        RIVOLUZIONE DI MILANO: PIAZZA DEL CASTELLO. 23 marzo 1848.

      presso Ferd. Artaria e Figlio La città è finalmente libera: il nemico aveva abbandonato Milano verso la mezzanotte del 22 marzo. Il Mazzola così celebra il primo giorno di libertà, in Piazza del Castello. Bella litografia a colori, sotto passepartout (mm. 260x340 più margini): in basso a sin.: ?G. Mazzola inv. e lit.? - a ds.: Lit. Vassalli.

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        THE WENTWORTH GENEALOGY,complete in 2 volumes.Comprising the origin of the name,the family in England and a particular account of Elder William Wentworth the emigrant and his descendants.

      Boston Mass.For Private Distribution Only. 1870. . Two large Octavo volumes in original half morrocco with raised bands & heraldic devices blocked to spine & front boards. Volume 1 begins... "A few copies only of this edition have been printed.They are designed exclusively for private distribution among the descendants of Elder William Wentworth. No copies will ever be sold.Every person to whom one is sent receives it with the express understanding that it shall never be sold or loaned to any person not a descendant ... Each copy is numbered and the name of the person to whom it is entrusted entered on the back of the title page on the succeeding blank pages the original possessor & every successor is recorded etc etc.A good sound copy of a set rarely seen on the market comprising over 1,400 pages with numerous steel engraved portraits tabular pedigrees manuscript notes and inserted ephemera, including a sepia photograph of Wentworth Woodhouse guide to the two churches and offprint from the 1924 Country Life article on the house. A very heavy set, please request individual shipping quote.

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        VLIEGENDE ROBERT

      1870. Paperback. 1. [HOFFMANN,HEINRICH]. VLIEGENDE ROBERT. Amsterdam: J. Vlieger, no date, ca 1870. 5.5 x 7.25", pictorial wraps, near fine. 8 leaves with color lithographs depict the befores and afters of the actions of a naughty boy. Not in Ruhle. Rare.

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        The Myvyrian Archaiology of Wales Collected out of ancient manuscripts, to which has been added: additional notes upon the

      Thomas Gee, Denbigh, 1870. 2nd ed. (orig. published in 3 vols. in 1801-07). Full- leather, head of spine and boards showing marginal (15 mm) partial splitting, 5 raised gilt bands with gilt titling to spine. Elaborate gilt tooling on boards and more particularly on spine. xxvi, 1247pp. Marbled page edges. Interior mainly clean and bright, some slight foxing. Text mainly in Welsh. A splendid example of this important book. A key compendium of ancient Welsh texts, including the earliest poetry and prose and much poetry of the middle ages, which had previously only been accessible through study of the manuscripts. In spite of the inclusion of some of Iolo Morganwg's forgeries (now increasingly valued for their literary merit) the Archaiology remains a key compendium of the older literature of Wales. [To use Paypal please specify order in separate email to mail@cymricbooks.co.uk.]

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        GÖTEBORGS ALBUM

      Gumpertska konsthandelns forlag (Göteborg): Gumpertska konsthandelns förlag, n.d. (ca. 1870). Folio, with 12 (7 x 8 1/2 inch) original gold-toned albumen photographs on printed stiff paper mounts (12 1/ 4 x 16 1/2 inches). Calf-backed gilt-stamped and decoratively embossed cloth folder. Lightly faded and rubbed at edges, else very good. The mounts show small faint stains; one photo shows some smudging from what appears to be an attempt at retouching.A portfolio of twelve 19th century photographs of Göteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden. The views show the harbor with sailing ships and canals with bridges, the public buildings and houses, the train terminal, etc. The tonal quality is full and rich, and the architectural detail is extremely sharp.

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        "Duchess! you bitch! what are you at? what are you after? (correct but not polite)"

      n.p. 1870 n.p., 1870. (FOX HUNTING) watercolour and pencil, signed "Phiz" and inscribed as title, 6 3/4 x 10". . Browne was a noted illustrator of Dickens and for Punch. The present work was probably engrvaed for Punch about 1870, when the artist specialised in sporting cartoons

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        The Heathen Chinee

      The Western News Co Chicago:: The Western News Co,. 1870.. Very good. Harte celebrated satire in anti Chinese feeling which was perverted into a war cry against 'Chinese cheap labor". Very important and scarce, with original printed envelope. A satiric look at race relations which established Bret Harte's literary reputation. 9 cartoon series in original envelope, with story by Bret Harte and with cartoons by Joseph Hull. Numbered cartoons with text below depict a card game between 2 western miners ("Truthful James" and "Bill Nye") and a Chinese ("Ah Sin"), in which the Chinese is more proficient at cheating at cards, and for which he is beaten by a mob. With the line ""Can this be? We are ruined by cheap Chinese labor". 5 x 7 1/4 in cards, in original envelope, with a small bookseller's stamp laid in "Burnton's, 92 Fourth Av", and with an inscription at the upper right. Original envelope dusty, with short tears at edges, cards themselves clean, very good condition.

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        History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Defeat of the Spanish Armada 12 Volumes

      Longmans Green, 1870.. New Edition. 8vo First published between 1856 and 1870,this was a best seller of its day and ran to a seventh edition in Froude's life time. His prose and narrative style was unmatched by any other historian, however Froude was reviled by his fellow scholars, because although he worked from manuscript sources, he was careless and biased. Full crushed morocco with gilt decoration and raised bands, marbled endpapers and page edges. Spines have faded and there is some scuffing to the leather, however binding is tight and the contents crisp and bright. Multiple volumes. Please enquire about shipping costs.

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        Garfield quotes from a new poem by James Russell Lowell on the title page of a presentation copy of Townsend’s “Lost Abroad” – then criticizes the dialogue of one of its characters

      The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Books were a scarce commodity to young James, who lost his father before the age of two, and was raised by his mother who struggled to maintain a humble existence. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books. Some twenty years ago, several dozen of his books were de-accessioned, and one of these books is described below: Book with notations by Garfield in pencil. “Lost Abroad” by Geo. Alfred Townsend.” Hartford, Conn.” S.M. Betts and Company, 1870. 594 pages, 5” x 7”. Garfield’s 2.75” x 1.5” bookplate “Inter Folia Fructus / Library of / James A. Garfield” affixed inside front cover. Inscribed on verso of frontispiece, “General Garfield, / a good Congressman, /. From a reporter of things, / Geo. Alfred Townsend.” Offset on bookplate from chocolate front free-endpaper. Foxing on pages. Navy cloth boards with gilt design and lettering on spine. Text block loose but attached. Covers, joints, and hinges worn; back hinge tears. Good condition. Congressman Garfield has written in pencil on the title page, beneath a printed quote of Percy Bysshe Shelley (“A spirit in my feet has led me – who knows how? – To thy chamber window, sweet. – Shelley") the following: “With awkward senses furloughed & head bowed / I followed some fine instinct in my feet / Cathedral p 21 / See Lowells ‘Cathedral’.” These words appear on top of page 21 of James Russell Lowell’s “The Cathedral” (Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1870), followed by “Till, to unbend me from the loom of thought, / Looking up suddenly, I found mine eyes / Confronted with the minister’s vast repose.” In his novel “Lost Abroad,” Townsend tells of the travels of Mr. Applegate Shrink in 47 chapters. Chapter II is titled “The Contractor’s Family.” Garfield is critical of this paragraph written by Townsend on page 25: “‘My dear,’ said the little gentleman, ‘if you turn my mind from its natural drift, it will stagnate. You go to Europe for one thing, I for another. I buy you fine dresses. Show ’em. If you can get into society, stay there. But you must let me speculate on profit and risk, or I shall go mad.’ ‘Speculate as you like, Titus Oates,’ answered the lady, ‘only hold your tongue.’ ‘I can't, my dear,’ protested Mr. Oates; ‘if I see anything it’s essential to ask what it cost. If I don't know what it costs, how can I enjoy it? If anything has been constructed, a house, a fort, a government, a world, I must know the terms of agreement. You reason, my dear, from cause to effect; I supply a third item, – it is cause, contract and effect. You say that two persons are necessary to a bargain; I maintain that there are three.” Garfield brackets the lines quoted above and pencils in the blank right margin: “An ignorant contractor like Oates dosnt philosophize in this way-” Garfield has underlined a few words throughout the book which he undoubtedly read.

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        [Strindberg] Förr och nu.

      Illustrerad läsning för hemmet. 1870-79. (Årgång 1-10). Stockholm, 1869-79. Rikt illustrerad i texten. Tio trevliga ljusbruna hklbd med brunröda titeletiketter i skinn och stänkta snitt. Ryggarna lätt nötta och titeletiketterna något repade. Med Alf Johanssons exlibris. Häfte 11, 1875 och "Anmälan", mellan häfte 14 och 15, 1874 är senare insatta. Sista volymen mindre än de övriga på grund av tidskriftens ändrade format. Bra svit.. Lundstedt II:452. Zetterlund VI:75-79. En ny följd utkom 1886-91. Kulturhistorisk tidskrift där många samtida författare medverkade. Framförallt bör nämnas August Strindberg, som bidrar med inte mindre än 21 olika artiklar i årgångarna 1875 och 1879. Strindbergs kollega på Kungliga biblioteket Richard Bergström vikarierade sommaren 1875 som redaktör på "Förr och nu" och gav Strindberg möjligheten att bidra. I en artikel i "Finsk tidskrift" tre år senare använder Strindberg sina erfarenheter som utgångspunkt för en kritik av "denna illustrerade journal-litteratur" som arbetar baklänges. Man utgår ifrån de bilder man har att tillgå "därpå utsändas avdrag av dessa till författare med bestämt angivet mått på texten och så, hast du mir gesehen, uppstår ett kompositum av bläckfiskar, mancenillaträd, siamesiska tvillingar, store män, vapen, kuriosa, målningar (med vers), skulpturer, nordpolsfärder, romanser, logogryfer, charader." Sin egen sejour på "Förr och nu" beskriver Strindberg i artikeln så här: "En försommar skall en redaktör ut och resa och måste han lämna tidningen ifrån sig, men måste dessförinnan vara väl betänkt på numrens rätta utkomst och innehåll. Klichéavdragen voro färdiga och han söker med ljus och lykta en riktigt skrivkunnig person. Denne erhåller s.k. matsedel på numrens innehåll med bilagda planschavdrag. Nåväl, denne mångsidige man effektuerar själv under några korta sommardagar följande rekvisition: Våren och sommaren, Fiskar i lungt vatten, Fiskar i stritt vatten, Månsken (vers), Höger eller vänster? (vers), Två porträtt av Erik XIV, Erik XIV:s grav i Västerås domkyrka, Stockholms stortorg i Erik XIV:s dagar, Scen från en av gränderna i staden, De gamle gallerne, Höst och vinter, Biskop Terseri gravvård i Linköpings domkyrka, Nordmännen i Frankrike, Hemlängtan, Bröderna Ramsay. Detta är litteratören!". Trots detta återkom Strindberg 1879 med ytterligare en rad artiklar i samma tidskrift. Liksom 1875 var det förmodligen en kollega på Kungliga biblioteket som förmedlade uppdraget att författa artiklar till Strindberg, denna gång biblioteksamanuensen Robert Geete som hade det redaktionella ansvaret under sommaren 1879

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        On the Mechanical Performance of Logical Inference

      Taylor and Francis London: Taylor and Francis. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION of Jevons's explanation of his "logical piano"; a landmark in computer science. Jevons invented a "logical piano" (so named because it resembled a small upright piano) that could perform, through a sequence of switches, various types of logical calculations. In doing so, he became "the first person to construct a machine with sufficient power to solve a complicated problem faster than the problem could be solved without the machine's aid" (Goldstine). "On the Mechanical Performance of Logical Inference," a paper Jevons read before the Royal Society on January 20, 1870, is his most detailed description of this early prototype of the modern computer. The logical piano now stands in the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford.In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the year 1870, pp. 497-518, Vol. 160, Part II (the complete volume). London: Taylor and Francis, 1870. Quarto, modern half-calf over marbled boards, with the original wrappers bound-in. A fine copy.

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        Peasant life in Sweden.

      London, J. Childs and son, 1870. 8:o. Extra illustrerat titelblad,X,479,(1) s. & 9 plr. Grönt oklbd med guldpräglad rygg och blindpressade ramverk och pärmdekorationer. Små obetydliga nötningar i ytterfalsarna. Häftningen har professionellt förstärkts, vilket inte syns. Ett litet hål i övre marginalen på s. 339 och en mindre reva på s. 441, även den i den övre marginalen. Bra ex.. Bring Itineraria svecana 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 berömda 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."

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        VIKRAM AND THE VAMPIRE or Tales of Hindu Devilry. With thirty-three illustrations by Ernest Griset.

      xxiv, 319pp. Original pictorial black cloth with devils in red and titles in gilt, to both the spine and upper boards. First edition. First issue. head and heel of spine worn with a very tiny amount of chipping; edges and corners rubbed; hinges cracked but firm; some light spotting to endpapers, half-title and fore-edges; else a very good copy of the scarce first issue.

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        BLACK'S NEW LARGE MAP OF SCOTLAND

      18. Fine. (BLACK, Adam and Charles, Publishers). BLACK'S NEW LARGE MAP OF SCOTLAND. Compiled from the Ordnance, Admirality, and Other Surveys. Drawn and Engraved by John Bartholomew, F.R.G.S. Scale of British Statute Miles: One Quarter Inch to a Miles. Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black, n.d. (circa 1870-1890). Twelve color sheets, folding, mounted on linen and numbered on the reverse. Each sheet is 19 1/2 by 21 1/2 inches (50 x 54.5 cm) and folds to 6 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches (16.5 x 10.8 cm). A fine copy housed in slightly rubbed and soiled green cloth pull-off slipcase, with publisher's paper label on the front, gilt-stamped title on one side. A large and lovely map.

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        Actes et histoire du concile oecumenique de rome, 1879. paris, abel pilon, 1870-73.

      Otto volumi in-folio (cm. 45), migliaia di pagine di testo. Con moltissime incisioni nel testo e 134 tavole f.t. in litografia (perlopiù a colori). Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezzo marocchino rosso, dorsi a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Piatti con titoli ripetuti e fregi a secco; tagli di testa dorati e sguardie marmorizzate. Ex libris del Visconte Vilain XIV. Solo qualche superficiale segno d'uso ai piatti delle legature, peraltro esemplare fresco, pulito ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Opera monumentale, ordinata da Pio IX e munita di un'iconografia davvero molto interessante che illustra i principali avvenimenti accorsi durante il concilio ecumenico romano del 1879. Assai decorative le tavole a colori con vedute della città di Roma con festeggiamenti, ecc. Elenco dei capitoli: Biographie du souverain-pontife Pie IX, par F. Massi. 2. Le Sacré collège, introd. par Xavier Barbier de Montault. 3. Cérémonies pontificales, par Honoré Fisquet. 4. Histoire des conciles oecuméniques, par Egiste Ceccucci. 5-7. Les pères du concile, par Honoré Fisquet. 8. Célébration du concile..., actes, décrets et documents, introd.

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        Topographical Map of New York and Vicinity Embracing Fifteen Cities and Above 1700 Square Miles

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

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

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

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        THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF WASHINGTON IRVING

      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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        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

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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)

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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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        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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        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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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