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

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        The Mystery of Edwin Drood

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

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        Isografia ovvero raccolta di 2000 firme e monogrammi degli uomini più celebrati e rinomati che vissero nel corso di undici secoli dal 742 al 1870

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

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

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

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        Reynard The Fox After the German Version Of Goethe By Thomas James Arnold, Esq

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

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

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

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

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

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        Harvard Class of 1870 Photographic Yearbook

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

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        Corrida de Toros

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

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        CANONBURY HOUSE; Or, The Queen's Prophecy.

      LONDON John Dicks 313 The Strand. 1870 First Edition. A very nice copy of the first edition in original blind stamped & gilt embossed publishers cloth 10"x7" 237pps. printed in double colums and bound from 30 weekly penny parts. Original yellow coated endpapers with no ownership marks 21 full page illustrations by by E.H.Corbould [1815-1905] Reynolds was an English novelist and Chartist leader ; Editor of the London Journal [1846] Reynold's Miscellany [1846] and Reynold's Weekly Newspaper (1850) Virtually forgotten now, his exposure of Victorian poverty & criminality predates Mayhew's better known accounts. In his lifetime he was more read than Dickens or Thackeray and in his obituary " The Bookseller " called him the most popular writer of our times. Scarce Copac records only the Bodleian Library copy.NB: Additional images of the book can be provided on request.

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

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        Surveying Brig Rapid in Rapid Bay October 12th 1836. Watercolor after William Light

      London:. 1870.. This watercolor appears to be based on one executed by William Light, one of the founding fathers of Adelaide, and the person who single-handedly situated & designed the city. "Light's original watercolor of this painting was exhibited in Adelaide in 1848 'but has since disappeared. In fact at the Jubilee Exhibition in 1886 a copy of it was displayed. It may have been the one painted by Walter Stevenson in London in 1870.' (Elder, David. "The Art of William Light", 1987, p. 102).Elder concludes, "The original watercolor was perhaps the one he referred to in his diary on 20 March 1839, 'Finished the Rapid sailing up Gulf St Vincent'." There is a pencil sketch of the scene in one of Light's notebooks in the State Library of South Australia. This appears to be the painting by Walter Stevenson in London in 1870. We purchased it many years ago in London, and noted on the verso "W. Stevenson Kensington". The verso adds the note "Surveying Brig Rapid in Rapid Bay October 12th 1836" and "These notes copied from back of mount which was very soiled. S. Button 11/12/62"The stickers used to fix the picture to the mat appear to be the borders from stamp sheets, with some printing on them. Watercolor, on wove paper, 25 x 35 cm. Very good condition.

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