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        Femme Juive de Tunisie. (Jewish woman of Tunisia).

      c. 1870 - Albumen print on card. Very fine condition. Sheet size: 41 x 51 cm. Image size: 19.5 x 24.5 cm. This photograph shows a young girl in traditional Arabic-Jewish dress. The girl is wearing a fringed garment called an 'izar,' which was worn by Jewish women in the Maghrib region. On her head is a pointed hat known as a 'takayda,' and on her feet are flat, pointed slippers called 'belgha.' She is very richly attired. Her tunic is decorated with floral embroidery and she is also wearing heavily embroidered trousers and decorated slippers. Her hands are covered with rings, earrings hang from her ears, bracelets sit on her wrists and a fine pendant hangs at her neck. An excellent photographic example of Tunisian finery.

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        EROTIC MEIJI JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTED COLOR ALBUM.

      - [Japan ca. 1870]. Small calico cloth covered accordion album 10 x 13 cm., very good, 12 color erotic woodblock prints, with 1 b.w. photo layed down on the verso of an old erotic woodcut print,a bit of the old silver gilt edges left. RARE! The title slip on the cover is somewhat illegible, but possibly can be read: UME TO TORA: PLUM & TIGER. *** *** *** . . WOODBLOCK-COLOR ILLUSTRATED EROTICA . * The contents are nicely done, showing twelve different scenes of love-making prints of a man and a woman. . 1. & 2. Man on top missionary position, shows genital parts. . 3. Man licking her vulva while she holds it open and she licks his penis. . 4. & 5. Man on top making love, they exchange tongue kiss. . 6. A Bonze [Buddhist priest] inserts his fingers into her vulva, while he sucks on her nipple . 7., 8. & 9. Woman is on top, making love, genitals exposed. . 10. 11 & 12. Man is on top, love making, genitals exposed. *** CONDITION: The calico covers are a bit dusty, the accordion folds are solid, not weak or torn. Title slip is rubbed. . Each print is nicely woodblock printed. There is a tiny bit of purple transfer from the end paper on the first & last print. Others clean, * A nice example of Meiji [1867-1912] period printing by a skilled painter & artist. As usual, this work is not signed, this kind of erotically illustrated work was banned by the Shogun. Nevertheless this kind of Shunpon [erotic book] was still widely produced and distributed covertly. . *** *** REFERENCE: NOT LISTED IN: SHIBUI, Kiyoshi.: ESTAMPS EROTIQUES PRIMITIVES DU JAPON:GENROKU KOHANAGA SHU-E . It is not surprising this and a plethora of other Japanese Shunga, Shunpon [Erotic prints & books] are not listed in Shibui. While he lists many, there are even more not listed in his book, or any other reference book on the subject. . Erotic books were "suppressed" by the Tokugawa Shogunate, therefore the majority of these kinds of books & prints were published on the 'black market' and not distributed openly. They remain on the 'fringe' of publication. There were stiff penalties for artists, block cutters and publishers of this category of woodblock printed work. . ***

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        The Myvyrian Archaiology of Wales.

      Thomas Gee, Denbigh 1870 - Denbigh: Thomas Gee, 1870 2nd ed, VG+, small 4to. 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 by John Thomas. In full early 20c calf in a tooled box style, corners and edges a little worn. Spine, raised bands, ink tooling, titles in gilt to maroon morocco label, edges rubbed. Internally, decorative gilt tooling to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, [5], (vi-xii), [3], [1], 2-1247 pp, [3], (interesting list of subscribers, and adverts), in both English and Welsh, double columns per page, dedicated not to one but to three persons! Always useful! The subscribers list is split between the front and rear of the text block. A lovely copy! (Graesse 642. Brunet 1982. Allibone 1702 for the earlier version)JONES, OWEN (Owain Myfyr; 1741-1814), a skinner in London and one of the most prominent figures in the literary life of Wales at the end of the 18th cent, and the beginning of the next.WILLIAMS, EDWARD (Iolo Morganwg) 1747-1826; a poet and antiquary.PUGHE, WILLIAM OWEN (1759-1835), lexicographer, grammarian, editor, antiquary, and poet.THOMAS , JOHN ( Pencerdd Gwalia ; 1826 - 1913 ), musician. See NLW WBO for a full Bio of those listed above.

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        No Treason, No VI, The Constitution of No Authority

      1870. Did the Civil War Nullify the U.S. Constitution? Spooner, Lysander [1808-1887]. No Treason. No. VI. The Constitution of No Authority. Boston: Published by the Author, 1870. 59 pp. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-3/4"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Light shelfwear and toning, faint vertical crease through center. A few brief contemporary annotations to text, interior otherwise clean. A well-preserved copy of a scarce title. $650. * First edition. One of the most colorful American reformers of the nineteenth century, Spooner is remembered for his abolitionist activities, challenge to the U.S. Post Office with his American Letter Mail Company and his contributions to libertarian and anarchist thought. No Treason. No. 6 is final title in a series of pamphlets critical of the legality of Federal actions during the Civil War. In this lengthy essay, Spooner argues that the Constitution was a contract that had been irreparably violated during the war and was thus void. Furthermore, since the government now existing under the Constitution pursued coercive policies that were contrary to Natural Law and to the consent of the governed, it had been demonstrated that document was unable to adequately stop many abuses against liberty or to prevent tyranny from taking hold. Spooner bolstered his argument by noting that the Federal government, as established by a legal contract, could not legally bind all persons living in the nation since none had ever signed their names or given their consent to it; That consent had always been assumed, thus failing the most basic burdens of proof for a valid contract in the courtroom. Spooner widely circulated the No Treason pamphlets, which also contained a legal defense against the crime of treason itself intended for former Confederate soldiers (hence the name of the pamphlet, arguing that "no treason" had been committed in the war by the south). These excerpts were published in DeBow's Review and other well known southern periodicals of the time. OCLC locates 1 copy in a law library (Social Law).

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Lucian Reich, Ölstudie, monogrammiert, Hüfingen, Schwarzwald

      1870 - LUCIAN REICH, Hüfingen 1817 - 1900, "Mutter mit Kind, Tauben fütternd", Öl auf Leinwand, Rechts unten monogrammiert, Größe: 18 x 13,5 cm, Rahmengröße: 33 x 29 cm, Alter Rahmen, Der Rahmen ist kein Bestandteil des Angebotes, wird aber kostenlos mitgeliefert. Versand in Deutschland kostenlos, Europa € 20,-, Welt € 35,-

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        A REPLY TO JOHN STUART MILL ON THE SUBJECTION OF WOMEN

      J. B. Lippincott Co.. Cover faded, frayed top of spine, 164 written in black crayon inside front cover and first page. . Good. Hardcover. 1870.

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        A Complete Treatise on Cast and Wrought Iron Bridge Construction, including Iron Foundations. In three parts: theoretical, practical and descriptive

      London, Lockwood, 1870 [third edition, carefully revised and considerably enlarged]/ [1857]. Very large quarto, two volumes (one of text, the other of plates). Volume 1: xvi, 264, [2] (list of other works by the author) pages plus 8 plates (5 folding), 9 diagrams (2 folding) and a large albumen paper photograph frontispiece (203 x 257 mm, with the top slightly arched) of the Royal Albert Bridge over the River Tamar, Saltash, with one girder raised - the bridge is by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, THE PHOTOGRAPH IS BY ROGER FENTON. Volume 2: [vi] pages plus 98 engraved plates (95 of them double-page, the other 3 of them three-page) and a tinted lithographic frontispiece of the Taptee Viaduct, India. Original half morocco and stippled cloth; leather a little rubbed, with trifling surface loss; spines a little marked and unevenly sunned, with a neatly closed short tear to the head of the front hinge of the first volume; one long clean tear to one of the three-page plates expertly repaired; tiny blank corner piece torn from one plate; small pale tidemark to one leading margin; contemporary Government departmental stamp on each half-title; new endpapers in the first volume; an excellent set (internally, virtually untouched). All of the plates in the second volume relate to specific bridges: one double-page plate gives details of the 'Bridge over Salt Water River, Melbourne and Williams Town Railway, Victoria' (and one of the diagrams in the first volume shows its curve of strains).

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        Baumkirchen.

      Lavierte Tuschfederzeichnung. Blattgröße ca. 15,5 x 20 cm Darstellung 10 x 15,5 cm. Undeutlich signiert (E. Schw[arz?]). - Vermutlich Vorzeichnung für die 1870 in Ansichten aus der Steiermark (Graz, A. Leykam's Erben) erschienene anonyme Lithographie mit der identen Ansicht und im identen Format (vgl. Nebehay/W. 51, 2). - Ränder etw. unregelmäßig beschnitten u. mit zwei Nadeleinstichen an den oberen Ecken. Zwei Ecken m. kl. Knick. Etw. fleckig. -

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        Journal of a landscape painter in Corsica.

      London: Robert John Bush 1870 - Large 8vo (26 x 18 cm). INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY, xvi, 272pp., map, 40 wood-engraved plates and 40 wood-engraved illustrations, all from originals by Edward Lear, by J.D. Cooper, Pibaraud, Pegard, Pannemaker and Badoureau, original brown cloth by W. Bone & Son with their ticket, covers blocked in blind, title and imprint in gilt on the spine, uncut, occasional light spotting; covers lightly soiled, head and foot of spine and corners lightly bumped, an excellent copy. The presentation inscription reads "To Hubert Leigh Bennett Esqr & Mrs Leigh Bennett. / from Edward Lear. Sanremo, April / the twenty tooth. 1879" and beneath his name on the title, the author has added a list six of his other books. A fine author's presentation copy of the first edition of this charming work in which the great landscape artist (and author of the famous Nonsense Rhymes) illustrates and describes "the nature of the landscape in those portions of Corsica in which [he] travelled" (preface). San Remo was Lear's base during later life, the climate suited his weak constitution, and it was a useful starting point for his various painting expeditions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Bush Ballads and Galloping Rhymes By the Author of 'Ashtaroth'

      Melbourne, Clarson, Massina and Co., 1870. Octavo, 103, [1] (colophon) pages. Blind-decorated brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and front cover; cloth lightly marked, scuffed and bumped, with minor wear to the extremities; contemporary ownership signature on the front flyleaf; light marginal pencil marks to three pages; overall, an excellent copy. This copy is extra-illustrated with an accomplished and engaging original watercolour (98 x 178 mm) showing two stockmen on horseback in pursuit of a dingo. It has been mounted on the verso of the half-title and presented within a black ink border as a frontispiece. It is signed and dated in the image 'Chas H. Angas / 80', with a caption in ink below the border in the artist's hand: '" --- we ran the dingo down that gave us such a chase" ... Page 14, "The Sick Stockrider"'. There is a little discolouration of the glue, but this has minimal impact on the painting itself. Charles Howard Angas (1861-1928) was a grandson of George Fife Angas. His father was John Howard Angas; George French Angas was his uncle. We have handled a number of his watercolours, including coursing scenes in a similar style. Of course, the book on its own is significant too, not least for the part it plays in the short and ultimately tragic life of Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833-1870). 'On 23 June 1870 his "Bush Ballads and Galloping Rhymes" was published and Henry Kendall showed him a proof copy of the enthusiastic review he had written. At dawn the next morning Gordon went to the beach at Brighton and shot himself' (Australian Dictionary of Biography).

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        Ludwig Passini: Markusplatz in Venedig (Originalzeichnung)

      1870 - Aquarell auf Papier. 42,5 x 52,5 cm. Provenienz: Nachlass des Künstlers

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        The Mystery Of Edwin Drood. With Twelve Illustrations by S. L. Fildes, and a Portrait.

      London Chapman and Hall 1870 - First edition, first issue, 8vo., portrait frontispiece, etched vignette title page, [i-v], vi-vii [viii] [1], 2-190 [191-192] pp., a few spots to upper margins of first few pages, even age-toning otherwise very good indeed, near contemporary half crimson calf over marbled boards gilt, matching endpapers and edges, a little rubbed at extremities and professionally replaced lettering-piece to spine; a handsome copy. With all the first issue points such as 'Tower' for Town in first two lines of page 1. This copy with title-page imprint 'Boston/Fields, Osgood & Co.', only two previous recorded copies, according to Eckel, Chapman and Hall furnished the principal material for the American edition and the American engraved title-page evidently was inadvertently bound with these English copies (See Eckel, First Editions, p. 98 and Harold Mortlake Catalogue No. 130.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Library Shakespeare. [The Works of.] Illustrated by Nearly Eight Hundred Superb Engravings From Original Designs, By Sir John Gilbert, George Cruikshank, and R. Dudley.

      W. Mackenzie n.d. circa 1870 - 4to., nine volumes, numerous plates and illustrations by Sir John Gilbert, George Cruikshank & R. Dudley, many in colour, with A.L.s from John Gilbert tipped-in on front endpaper, a little, light scattered spotting to some endpapers and blank plate rectos, otherwise bright and clean, publisher's gilt and embossed pictorial cloth, all edges gilt, a little rubbed, in all an excellent set. Sir John Gilbert, R. A. (1817 – 1897), English artist, renowned for his illustrations and woodcuts drawn for the Illustrated London News. He produced numerous artworks for nearly all the important English poets, including Shakespeare, becoming president of the Old Water-Colour Society in 1871. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A monograph of the phasianidae or family of the pheasants.

      New York published for the Author -1872 1870 - First edition. 2 volumes, large folio (ca. 62 x 50 cm). 2pp. subscriber's list , 79 fine hand-coloured 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 tinted lithographic plates by and after Smit, on India paper mounted. Contemporary full burgundy morocco gilt, covers with elaborate gilt border composed from fillets and decorative rolls, spines gilt in compartments with raised bands, gilt turn-ins; a bit rubbed, rebacked retaining original spines. One of the most splendid of Elliot's great monographs, and a rare American contribution to this impressive 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 colouring 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Costumes suisses. [Sammlung von 22 Originalphotographien].

      Maenedorf [Männedorf], T. Richard, o. J. [ca. 1870] Tlw. fünffarbig handkolorierte tlw. farb. Originalphotographien (8.5 x 6 cm) auf kart. Trägern (10.5 x 6 cm); die Legenden mit handkolorierten Kantonswappen, Auf lose kart. Träger montierte Originalphotographien in (gold-)geprägter Lwd.-Schmuckkassette, Etwas gebogen (produktionsbedingt), tlw. etw. ausgeblichen, Träger tlw. etw. gebräunt; die Karte Neuenburg mit horizontalem Knick. Kassette tlw. fleckig u. min. berieben. Insgesamt schönes Exemplar. Enthalten sind die folgenden Photographien von Frauen in den Trachten der Kantone Aargau. Appenzell. Basel. Bern - Brienz. Genf. Glarus. Graubünden. Luzern (2 Karten mit 2 Sujets). Neuenburg. Nidwalden. St. Gallen. Schaffhausen. Schwyz. Solothurn. Tessin. Thurgau. Uri. Waadt. Wallis. Zürich und Zug. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Helvetica - Allgemein Photographie - Orig.-Photographie Volkskunde Mode

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        THE POETICAL WORKS, select edition.

      Edinburgh A and C Black. no date circa 1870. - 6 volumes, small octavo 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches- MAUCHLINE WARE boards with tartan designs transferred from paper onto sycamore boards with gilt morocco spines, gilt edges. One with the tartan of Prince Charlie and the other five all with the McDuff tartan. All contained in a recent velvet lined box with a glass top. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        Black's General Atlas of the World, American Edition, Embracing the Latest Discoveries, New Boundaries, and Other Changes

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1870. Hardcover. Good. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. 102 p. Large (elephant folio) atlas published in 1870, the year after the completion of the transcontinental railroad. With over 60 maps mostly of the countries of the world, but also with some others such as one of the ancient world and one of the Solar System, Seasons and Mariner's Compass; there is a concentration on maps of the USA (approximately half of the volume). The atlas has been collated and all maps are present. The year this atlas was published there were still distinct maps for: Prussia and the North German Confederation; the South German States; Denmark, Sleswick, and Holstein; Turkey in Europe, Persia, Afghanistan, and Beloochistan, among other entities and political lines which have shifted over time. The publishing firm of Adam and Charles Black was founded ca. 1808 by Adam Black, a bookseller by trade (Charles was his nephew, whom he took into the company) - the firm eventually published several editions of the Encyclopedia Britannica and Sir Walter Scott's Waverly novels. ***DESCRIPTION: Half-red leather over red pebbled cloth boards, gilt lettering and American Eagle device in gilt on the front, gilt lettering and rules on the spine, all edges gilt, light yellow endpapers, a 32-page Introduction done in letterpress, each map was tipped onto a linen stub (so that double-page maps may be viewed in their entirety), the volume closes with a 70-page Index; all maps are present; elephant folio in size (approximately 17.5" tall). ***CONDITION: Overall good, some professional work was done to reattach the text block to the original binding; the text block is now strong and sturdy, as are the hinges. The binding is well rubbed and somewhat soiled, with the boards showing through the bottom edges, the joints are worn but not cracked, there is scattered, minor old dampstaining, and fore-edge of Map 56 is well worn at the edges (the page had detached; it is re-attached but the edgewear shows, with some closed tears extending into the bottom fore-edge corner of the map); several maps had short tears in the margins which were also repaired. Generally better than most atlases of this age and size. ***POSTAGE: Please note that due to the large size and weight of this book additional postage will need to apply; we are happy to ship to both domestic and international addresses at cost, please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        Poems

      First edition. 8vo., original dark green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, all edges uncut. London, F.S. Ellis.

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        Black's General Atlas of the World, American Edition, Embracing the Latest Discoveries, New Boundaries, and Other Changes

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1870. Hardcover. Good. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. 102 p. Large (elephant folio) atlas published in 1870, the year after the completion of the transcontinental railroad. With over 60 maps mostly of the countries of the world, but also with some others such as one of the ancient world and one of the Solar System, Seasons and Mariner's Compass; there is a concentration on maps of the USA (approximately half of the volume). The atlas has been collated and all maps are present. The year this atlas was published there were still distinct maps for: Prussia and the North German Confederation; the South German States; Denmark, Sleswick, and Holstein; Turkey in Europe, Persia, Afghanistan, and Beloochistan, among other entities and political lines which have shifted over time. The publishing firm of Adam and Charles Black was founded ca. 1808 by Adam Black, a bookseller by trade (Charles was his nephew, whom he took into the company) - the firm eventually published several editions of the Encyclopedia Britannica and Sir Walter Scott's Waverly novels.***DESCRIPTION: Half-red leather over red pebbled cloth boards, gilt lettering and American Eagle device in gilt on the front, gilt lettering and rules on the spine, all edges gilt, light yellow endpapers, a 32-page Introduction done in letterpress, each map was tipped onto a linen stub (so that double-page maps may be viewed in their entirety), the volume closes with a 70-page Index; all maps are present; elephant folio in size (approximately 17.5" tall).***CONDITION: Overall good, some professional work was done to reattach the text block to the original binding; the text block is now strong and sturdy, as are the hinges. The binding is well rubbed and somewhat soiled, with the boards showing through the bottom edges, the joints are worn but not cracked, there is scattered, minor old dampstaining, and fore-edge of Map 56 is well worn at the edges (the page had detached; it is re-attached but the edgewear shows, with some closed tears extending into the bottom fore-edge corner of the map); several maps had short tears in the margins which were also repaired. Generally better than most atlases of this age and size.***POSTAGE: Please note that due to the large size and weight of this book additional postage will need to apply; we are happy to ship to both domestic and international addresses at cost, please contact us for details.***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        Viciously satirical anti-African-American, anti-15th Amendment broadside, "Hedgehog's Grand Combination of the Powers of Darkness."

      Probably printed in Philadelphia: No publisher identified, 1870. Unbound. Very good. This striking handbill printed in a variety of fonts and measuring 6" x10" is in very nice condition. It reads, in part: "Hedgehog's grand combination of the powers of darkness, will exhibit at Jake Key's Roost, Thursday evening, May 5th, 1870. Programme . . . The whole to conclude with Hedgehog's celebrated feat of swallowing a live negro! During the performance of this celebrated troop, the Roost will be hermetically sealed so as to retain the delightful odor of the negroes. Front seats reserved for the colored ladies. No white folks admitted without special permission of Professor Hedgehog." After the 15th Amendment prohibiting t he denial of a citizen's right to vote based upon "race, color, or previous condition of servitude" was ratified, widespread celebrations were held in black communities and by abolitionist societies. One of the largest, Philadelphia's "Grand Celebration in Honor of the Ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment," was held on May 5th, 1870 and featured over five hours of festivities, bands, speeches, and a parade that included the printing press that reproduced copies of the amendment for distribution to the crowd. It's likely that this broadside was prepared as a satirical response to advertising for the official celebrations. Where or what "Jake Key's Roost" refers to is unclear, but it may be a reference to a successful 18th century mutiny on the slave ship Hanover Succession out of Charleston, South Carolina, that was led by Jacob Key. Rather scarce. As of 2017, OCLC shows holdings at three institutions. No other examples are available for sale within the trade, and Rare Book Hub and ABPC list only five auction records.

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        VICTORIAN MANUSCRIPT FAMOUS MEN "QUARTET" GAME

      A set of fifty-two pictorial cards,19th century, no date. fifty-two cards in thirteen sets of four, each with pen & ink or pencil drawing (a number with touches of watercolour), and with the names of several prominent figures in neat manuscript, versos blank, a few with minor staining, 90 x 62mm (3.5 x 2.5ins), With illustrations such as Stephenson's Rocket, a sailing ship, flags, an anchor, snowdrops, scales, scientific instruments, a palette, and Brunel's Albert Bridge. The groups of famous men mentioned include writers, scientists, missionaries, astronomers, artists, architects, naval men, statesmen and historians, for example,Dickens, Nelson, Napier, Livingstone, Wordsworth, Tennyson, Wellington, Landseer, Turner, Soane, Pugin and Peel. Now contained in a purpose made box. There are no instructions but we think that the game would be played as a "Happy Families" game, with the aim of each player being to gather as many complete sets as possible. The illustrations are juvenile, and it seems probable that there was an educational purpose in the game, to acquaint the young players with the names of important men in their relevant fields of activity.

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        An album of photographs.

      Russia, c.1870s. - The album opens with four scenes of Stockholm, but the rest of it is Russia: St Petersburg and environs (St Isaac’s, the Strelka, Winter Palace, Bronze Horseman, Palace Square, Peterhof), Moscow (Kremlin, the Tsar Bell, St Basil’s), and Russian ‘types’. While none of the images matches with those reproduced by Felicity Ashbee and Julie Lawson (William Carrick, ‘Scottish Masters’ series, 1987), the style and content of some, and the numbering used in the lower corners, point towards the famous Scottish–Russian photographer, William Carrick (1827–1878). 4to (323 × 225 mm), 38 albumen prints, of varying sizes, mounted on 16 card leaves; some images faded along the margins, and some spotting, but generally very good; cloth guards and spine, worn. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Le Japon illustré. Ouvrage contenant 165 vues, scènes, types, monuments et paysages dessinés par E. Bayard, R. Catenaci, Eug. Cicéri, L. Crépon, Hubert Clerget, A. de Neuille, M. Rapine, E. Therond, etc., une carte et conc plans.

      Paris, Hachette. 1870 - 2 Bde. Folio. III, 424 S.; 432 S. Rotes Maroquin d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung und Goldschnitt (Ch. Magnier). Autor dieses reich illustrierten Werkes über Japan ist der Neuenburger Aimé Humbert-Droz (1819-1900). Er wurde 1862 vom Bundesrat mit einer Mission nach Japan beauftragt, welche 1864 in Edo einen Handels- und Freundschaftsvertrag abschloss (cf. HBLS IV, S. 318). Die vielen Tafeln und Textabbildung in Holzstich gehören zu den frühen Bildern über Japan, die Europa erreichten, und vermitten einen umfassenden Eindruck über das Leben in dem Land aus dieser Zeit. - Einbandkanten etwas berieben, Papier teilw. leicht gebräunt.

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        Collection complète des inscriptions Numidiques (Lybiques) avec des aperçus ethnographiques sur les Numides

      Paris, A.Franck 1870 - Collection complète des inscriptions Numidiques (Lybiques) avec des aperçus ethnographiques sur les Numides. Paris, A. Franck, 1870. 4to. 79 + [1]p. With 7 large folding plates of Numidic (early Lybian) inscriptions. Half morocco, gilt, with publisher’s printed wrappers bound in at end. First edition. A pioneer survey of Numidic, or Lybian epigraphy, an ancient Berber language spoken by the Maesulians and dating back to the 4th century BC.Including a number of inscriptions not previously published. Faidherbe (1818-1889),saw military service in Africa and in the West Indies, served as governor of Senegal, and published scholarly works on African languages and military campaigns. He was also sent by the French government on a scientific mission to Upper Egypt.A very good copy complete with all the plates in an attractive binding. Ibrahim Hilmy Catalogue, vol I, p227. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Botanical Album with Original Illustrations of Flowers

      1870 - No publisher. [n.d, 1870s]. Oblong, 26 by 36 cm. Quarter morocco over marbled boards; 22 original ink and watercolour depictions of flowers and a textual description, in French, alongside; marbled pastedown of cover abraded around perimeter, ffep torn by lower hinge, plates are on a near card stock and very well preserved, very good. Compiled probably by a student, this album is an exceptionally beautiful example of the genre. The handwritten descriptions are done with a calligraphic hand. Flowers include colchique, belle a nuit, fuchsia, capucine, etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Comic History of Rome

      Bradbury, Agnew & Co. N.D., London - Expertly rebacked in half-leather over marbled boards, original spine laid down in six compartments, gilt lettering in two compartments, intricate gilt tooling in remainder. Illustrated with ten hand-colored steel engravings and 98 in-text woodcuts by John Leech. nd (c. 1870). "One of the wittiest writers of the day" (Allibone, 152), writer Becket worked with illustrator Leech on the staff of the poplar and influential humor magazine "Punch." Leech’s "humor is as keen, his sense of fun as marked [as George Cruikshank’s] [Leech’s pictures] are of the most graphic and mirth-producing kind, and yet the raillery is invariably good-humored" (DNB). Gilbert Abbott à Beckett (1811-1856) was an English humorist, lawyer and writer. He was born in London and belonged to a family claiming descent from Thomas Becket. He was educated at Westminster School and was called to the bar at Gray's Inn in 1841. He edited the comic paper "Figaro in London" and was one of the original staff of "Punch" and a contributor until his death. He was an active journalist on "The Times" and "The Morning Herald," contributed a series of light articles to "The Illustrated London News," conducted in 1846 "The Almanack of the Month" and found time to produce some fifty or sixty plays, among them dramatized versions of Charles Dickens's shorter stories, written in collaboration with Mark Lemon. He is perhaps best known as the author of "Comic History of England," "Comic History of Rome," "Comic Blackstone," etc. He wrote the book for two operas with music composed by his wife Mary Anne à Beckett (née Glossop), "Agnes Sorrel" and "Red Riding Hood." . Boards mildly shelf-worn, unmarked, tight and square. All illustrations bright and clean. NEAR FINE. . Hand colored steel engravings. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xii, (i), 308 pp [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carte Générale de l'Océan Pacifique dressée par Mr. C.A. Vincendon-Dumoulin.

      Paris: Dépôt Général de la Marine, 1870. Engraved map measuring 715 x 1040 mm. (sheet size); some edge-wear and toning, but a good copy nonetheless. Impressive chart of the Pacific, including Australia and the Americas. It was first published in 1851; this is an example of the later issue with corrections dated 1870.The chart was compiled by French naval hydrographer Clement Adrien Vincendon-Dumoulin who served aboard two important expeditions to the South Pacific and beyond. Vincendon-Dumoulin accompanied the scientific voyage of 1822-1825 under Duperrey; he also served aboard the second Dumont d'Urville expedition 1837-1840 which sailed well into Antarctic waters. French scientific voyaging of this era aimed to resolve remaining geographical anomalies, and produce accurate hydrographical charting of remote Pacific waters.Much of the detail of inland Australia is clearly informed by English language exploration accounts (evidenced by good detail of riverine geography). One curious anomaly is the size and extent of Lake Torrens in South Australia, here misrepresented as a horseshoe shaped lake on the scale of an inland sea.The map is from the collection of the Freycinet family, and has been marked with route of a voyage to Australia and the Americas by a later descendent.

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        Lehrbuch der Hautkrankheiten. 2 Bde.

      Hdb. Path. Ther., (Vir.), 3/1+2. - Erlangen, Stuttgart, Verlag von Ferdinand Enke, (1870-1872), 1874-1876, 8, (4), 1-260, 257-733, (1) (4), 735, (1), Textabbildungen, 2 Halbledereinbände d.Zt. Papier bedingt leicht gebräunt. Erste Auflage des Hebra & Kaposi "Lehrbuch der Hautkrankheiten", erster Band zugleich zweite Auflage von Hebra's "Acuten Exanthemen und Hauskrankheiten".Erschienen 1. Abt. 1. Lief. 1872 2. Lief. 1874 *) 2. Abt.: 1. Lief. 1870 2. Lief. 1872 3. Lief. 1876.**) *) (Separatabdruck aus dem "Handbuch der speciellen Pathologie und Therapie" von Rud. Virchow, III.Band.) **) Die einzelnen Erscheinungsdaten des Handbuches, bzw. der Separatausgabe sind nur durch die sehr empfindlichen und nur sehr seltenen erhaltenen originalen Interims-Lieferungs-Broschuren nachweisbar.Vorrede zur 2. Auflage des I. Bandes: "Da nach Aussage der Verlagsbuchhandlung die 1. Auflage des I. Bandes *) dieses Werkes bereits seit längerer Zeit vergriffen ist, und fortan Nachfrage um denselben geschieht, so glaubte ich dem Wunsche des Verlegers nachkommen zu sollen, und eine 2. Auflage des I. Bandes in's Leben treten zu lassen, bevor noch durch die, allerdings jetzt schon nachgerückte, Vollendung des II. Bandes das Ganze den Händen des ärztlichen Publikums übergeben werden konnte. Herr Dr. Kaposi (Kohn Moriz) hat, wie er schon durch seine selbstständigen Arbeiten in den jüngst erschienen zwei Heften des II. Bandes das Werk förderte, sich auf mein Ansuchen bereit erklärt auch der 2. Auflage des I. Bandes seine wissenschaftliche Thätigkeit zu widmen. Die Einheit und Solidarität der Darstellung wird dabei schon von uns ums so leichter gewahrt werden können, als Herr Dr Kaposi schon in der Vollendung der 1. Auflage des I. Bandes mich sachlich unterstützt hat, und neben der Geltendmachung seines eigenen wissenschaftlichen Standpunktes auch meinen Anschauungen am besten Rechnung zu tragen vermag, mit denen er, als mein vieljähriger Assistent Solidarität vollkommen vertraut ist. Demnach werden in der neuen Auflage des I. Bandes, dessen 1. Heft hiermit vorliegt, sämtliche Kapitel von uns vereint, theils neu, theils mit Zugrundelegung des von mir und anderen Verfassern (in der 1.Auflage) Vorliegenden umgearbeitet erscheinen und zeichnen wir uns auch als Autoren dieses Bandes gemeinschaftlich." Hebra. Kaposi. Wien, im October 1872."*) Hebra, Ferdinand v.: Acute Exantheme und Hautkrankheiten. Hdb. Path. Ther., (Vir.), 3/1. - Erlangen, Ferdinand Enke, 1860-1865, 8, (4), 160 1862, pp.161-324 1864, pp.335-500 1865, pp.501-638, VIII.Der eigentliche Begründer der pathologisch-anatomischen Richtung in der Dermatologie war der "geniale Ferdinand Hebra (1816-1880), der zugleich als Gründer der sogenannten Wiener Schule der Dermatologie einen bis in unsere Tage reichenden Einfluss auf die Gestaltung der europäischen Dermatologie ausgeübt hat.... Hebras reformatorische Thätigkeit bestand wesentlich in der Zurückdrängung der humoralpathologischen Theorien und der dysokrasischen Hypothesen auf dem Gebiet der Hautkrankheiten, in dem Nachweise, dass die meisten Dermatosen spezifische Organerkrankungen der Haut selbst darstellen, wenn er auch die Beziehungen mancher von ihnen wie z.B. des Lichen ruber zu inneren Veränderungen durchaus nicht geleugnet hat." I. Bloch in Neubruger/Pagel III, S.437ff.Moriz Kaposi (Kohn) (1837-1902), Schüler, Assistent und später Schwiegersohn Hebras, gilt als einer der größten Förderer der Dermatologie. "Er stellt die Dermatologie und Venerologie vollends auf die pathologisch-anatomische Basis, die Hebra inauguriert hatte." NDB XI, S.133 f.).Zum Beispiel hat Kaposi nebst anderen zahlreichen Breiträgen in diesem richtungsweisenden Werk hier auf 100 Druckseiten die Histopathologie der bösartigen Neubildungen der Haut abgehandelt. Von den spezifischen Entzündungen, es werden unter anderem Lepra, die echten Geschwülste, wie Carcinom und Sarcom behandelt. Das "KAPOSI-SARKOM" wird als "idiopathisches Pigmentsarkom" aufgrund von 5 beobachteten Fällen beschrieben. Bis zum Beginn der AIDS-Epidemie ein seltenes Krankheitsbild, und andere Teile stammen aus der Feder von Kaposi*) Hebra, Ferdinand v.: Acute Exantheme und Hautkrankheiten. Hdb. Path. Ther., (Vir.), 3/1. - Erlangen, Ferdinand Enke, 1860-1865, 8, (4), 160 1862, pp.161-324 1864, pp.335-500 1865, pp.501-638, VIII."Anmerkung. Durch ein Versehen ist es geschehen, das sich die Paginirung (1.Abt.) 257-260 wiederholt. Im Index verborum und Index reum ist deshalb die sich wiederholende Zahl mit b. bezeichnet, so: 257b. 258b. 259b. 260b." Verleger

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        Swiss Manuscript Cookery Book.

      [Epagny, near Gruyieres in Switzerland, c. 1825 to 1870]. 4to., half vellum over marbled paper boards. Pp. [13] index + c.69 receipes on 33 pages numbered in ink 3 - 36., blank pages numbered 37 - 68, 69-70 "maniere de faire la biere"", 71-73 blank, 74- "Maniere de faire la Graine" and "Differentes Qualite des oeufs", 75 with a sheet of paper with recipe pasted in. With two loose manuscript sales receipts dated 1846 and 1870 at rear Recipes in various hands, mainly in ink, some in pencil. Some rubbing to binding. From the Lord Westbury Sale at Sotheby's, part of lot 321. A collection of recipes for patisserie, containing as well a few savory dishes, such as raw marinated fish with olive oil, parsley, nutmeg, salt, pepper and vinegar, pates, and veal ragout. Among the sweet bakery products are several based on recipes from Basle, one mentioning a chef Gaspard Keller from that town, three different preparations of nougat, a recipe for ginger beer, and a pain d'amour. The Pain d'Austerlitz combines amongst other ingredients grated chocolate with lemon zest. The ingredients of the Baton d'Orgeat are reminiscent of those still used in the syrup produced in Italy under the name Orzata. Almonds are highly used, as well as oranges and orange water, lemon zest, and cinnamon. It is intriguing that the longest recipe is that hidden away on pages 69-70 for beer, with the title disguised through the inversion of the word "biere" into mirror writing.

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        Stock Certificate No. 6 for The Proprietors of The Woman's Journal Corporation [with] two transfer documents

      The Proprietors of The Woman's Journal, Boston 1870 - Stock Certificate No. 6 for The Proprietors of The Woman's Journal Corporation. Measuring 10" x 5.25" (including stub). Attached at the margin with a stub to two other documents. The three documents provide an interesting insight into the business of the first and most important woman's suffrage periodical, and includes the signatures of several famous proponents of the movement.As follows:1. Partially Printed Document. Stock Certificate No. 6. March 21, 1870, issuing two shares to Armenia Smith Aldrich (who has filled in her name on both the certificate and the stub) and which is also Signed by officers E.D. Draper and Henry B. Blackwell, and by the Corporation Clerk, Sarah Grimke Weld. Internal Revenue Service transfer stamp in left margin. Fine.2. Mimeographed or typed document Signed by Armenia Smith Aldrich on July 19th, 1910 transferring her shares in the Corporation to Alice Stone Blackwell. Also Signed by Witness N.W. Hobbs. Fine.3. Autograph Document Signed by Alice Stone Blackwell on July 27, 1910. A note appointing her attorney Catherine Wilde to transfer Certificates No. 1-6 to the The Proprietors of The Woman's Journal Corporation and additionally Signed by witness Florence B. Mayhew.Each of the three documents is attached at the left margin to a stub recording both the original sale of shares to Smith, and the transfer of the shares to Blackwell.The Woman's Journal was the first regular woman's rights periodical in America. Its publication was the crowning achievement of Lucy Stone's long and distinguished feminist career. According to one source:"Stone's most active and lasting contribution to the women's movement is The Woman's Journal, which she founded in 1870 and edited until her death in 1893. This extraordinary archive of women's history provided a weekly chronicle of woman's progress-political, vocational, economic, cultural, and legal-both in the United States and abroad.[for] over sixty one years." (p. 578; see also pp. 77-8, 672).As the political arm of the National American Woman Suffrage Organization, The Woman's Journal printed meeting and convention addresses and notes, reported on national and international news, published columns and editorials on the suffrage struggle, as well as poems, stories, and book reviews. Regular contributors included Julia Ward Howe, William Lloyd Garrison, T.W. Higginson, and, of course, Lucy Stone and her husband Blackwell. After Stone's 1893 death her daughter Alice Stone Blackwell assumed responsibility for producing and editing the journal, which was renamed The Woman Citizen; contributors to this new incarnation of the periodical read like a virtual Who's Who of early modern feminism: Susan B. Anthony, Anna Shaw, and Carrie Chapman Catt were only a few of the names on its ever-expanding masthead.This stock certificate from the founding of The Woman's Journal's production, is a tangible artifact of the first American woman's rights periodical and a glimpse at the relationships and efforts behind its financing.

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        Autograph letter signed to C. Becker

      1870. Very Good. Smith, Willoughby (1828-91). A.L.s. to C. Becker. London, January 24, 1870. 1 page. 201 x 127 mm. Remains of mounting present. Provenance: Latimer Clark. From Willoughby Smith, chief electrician for the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company, and discoverer of selenium's light-sensitive properties, regarding an order for "six marine, six astatic and six speaking galvanometers." As an engineer with the Gutta-Percha Company of London, Smith helped to manufacture and lay the first undersea cables in the English Channel and the Mediterranean; he also worked on the 1858, 1865, and 1866 Atlantic cables. In 1873 Smith discovered that metallic selenium is electrically sensitive to light, and that its electrical conductivity varies in proportion to the amount of exposure to light. This discovery provided a stimulus to inventors interested in "phototelegraphy," or the transmission of optical images over distances by electricity, and is considered a key development in the origins of television. Origins of Cyberspace 199.

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        Views of London etc. Artist's proofs.

      No publisher. c. 1870s. Folio. Sometime rebound in half brown morocco preserving original endpapers, gilt borders to sides , spine with gilt raised bands and lettering; 67 proof engravings, some in several states, of London scenes, many stamped or annotated by the artist; occasional foxing, some quite heavy in margins, very good. An album of proof plates signed by the artist to front pastedown. The painter and engraver Auguste Ballin (born 1842, died ?) was born in Boulogne but moved to London and exhibited paintings and engravings at the Royal Academy between 1872 - 1879 (see Benezit Dictionary of Artists). He became particularly known for maritime scenes and many of the engravings here represent London's docks and wharves, as well as scenes of the Thames. There is a particularly evocative scene of poachers catching fish in a net by moonlight (in two states) alongside a splendid depiction of Royal Navy ships of the line. Pasted in between some engravings are stubs recording Ballin's orders for a particular plate and which paper each customer has requested; a fascinating insight into the commercial life of a Victorian artist.

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        Stock Certificate No. 6 for The Proprietors of The Woman's Journal Corporation [with] two transfer documents

      Boston: The Proprietors of The Woman's Journal, 1870. Near Fine. Stock Certificate No. 6 for The Proprietors of The Woman's Journal Corporation. Measuring 10" x 5.25" (including stub). Attached at the margin with a stub to two other documents. The three documents provide an interesting insight into the business of the first and most important woman's suffrage periodical, and includes the signatures of several famous proponents of the movement.As follows:1. Partially Printed Document. Stock Certificate No. 6. March 21, 1870, issuing two shares to Armenia Smith Aldrich (who has filled in her name on both the certificate and the stub) and which is also Signed by officers E.D. Draper and Henry B. Blackwell, and by the Corporation Clerk, Sarah Grimke Weld. Internal Revenue Service transfer stamp in left margin. Fine.2. Mimeographed or typed document Signed by Armenia Smith Aldrich on July 19th, 1910 transferring her shares in the Corporation to Alice Stone Blackwell. Also Signed by Witness N.W. Hobbs. Fine.3. Autograph Document Signed by Alice Stone Blackwell on July 27, 1910. A note appointing her attorney Catherine Wilde to transfer Certificates No. 1-6 to the The Proprietors of The Woman's Journal Corporation and additionally Signed by witness Florence B. Mayhew.Each of the three documents is attached at the left margin to a stub recording both the original sale of shares to Smith, and the transfer of the shares to Blackwell.The Woman's Journal was the first regular woman's rights periodical in America. Its publication was the crowning achievement of Lucy Stone's long and distinguished feminist career. According to one source:"Stone's most active and lasting contribution to the women's movement is The Woman's Journal, which she founded in 1870 and edited until her death in 1893. This extraordinary archive of women's history provided a weekly chronicle of woman's progress-political, vocational, economic, cultural, and legal-both in the United States and abroad...[for] over sixty one years..." (p. 578; see also pp. 77-8, 672).As the political arm of the National American Woman Suffrage Organization, The Woman's Journal printed meeting and convention addresses and notes, reported on national and international news, published columns and editorials on the suffrage struggle, as well as poems, stories, and book reviews. Regular contributors included Julia Ward Howe, William Lloyd Garrison, T.W. Higginson, and, of course, Lucy Stone and her husband Blackwell. After Stone's 1893 death her daughter Alice Stone Blackwell assumed responsibility for producing and editing the journal, which was renamed The Woman Citizen; contributors to this new incarnation of the periodical read like a virtual Who's Who of early modern feminism: Susan B. Anthony, Anna Shaw, and Carrie Chapman Catt were only a few of the names on its ever-expanding masthead.This stock certificate from the founding of The Woman's Journal's production, is a tangible artifact of the first American woman's rights periodical and a glimpse at the relationships and efforts behind its financing.

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        [PAINTING OF A RABBI]

      1st Edition. Oil on Wood. Signed by artist upper right. Framed. 8.5 x 9 inches. Hungarian artist Alfred Lakos (1870-1961) was one of the most prominent Jewish painters of his time. A contemporary of Isidor Kaufmann, Lakos's approach to his Jewish subjects was one of respect, seeking to emphasize the nobility of the Jewish people in art. For this, his impressionistic, naturalistic style was well suited. Very Good Condition. (PAINT-1-7)

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        [Manuscript]: Young Woman's Eye-Witness Account of The Second Battle of Memphis (August 21, 1864) as Recorded by Hannah Elizabeth Collins, who was present on the Campus of the State Female College during the Battle

      [Memphis, Tennessee, 1870. Near Fine. Manuscript account written on rectos only in ink on sixteen 8" x 10" leaves of laid paper. Blank verso of the last sheet is lightly toned and with two small stains, but otherwise the manuscript is fine. A neatly written memoir of approximately 2300 words describing General Nathan Bedford Forrest's daring raid on Union-occupied Memphis and the ensuing battle that raged around and on the campus of the State Female College in August, 1864. Though the work is unsigned, and presumably written not long after the War, the author identifies herself at the time of the battle as: "a girl of sixteen, looking with eager eyes upon the living history daily enacted before her, [who] lived with her father, Rev. Charles Collins, formerly of Portland, in one of several large buildings located upon the college campus. This place was situated in this southern suberb [sic] between the picket line and the city, and was surrounded on all sides by camps of various regiments -- almost deserted now -- the able-bodied men being with Smith marching towards Oxford ... ."An expedition of Union troops under General A. J. Smith had just been sent south in an attempt to capture General Forrest, rumored to be quartered in Oxford, Mississippi. This left Memphis vulnerable, with, as she describes it, "only a few able-bodied men ... left to guard camp, and one or two regiments of a hundred day men whose time was about expired." General Forrest had managed to slip away from Oxford and attack Memphis, in an attempt to capture Union generals posted there and to liberate Confederate prisoners from the Irving Block Prison. Hannah Collins recounts the day of the battle in and around the grounds of the College in graphic detail: "For two hours the firing was incessant and fierce battle raged." She and her family were ushered out of the back of a campus building, "we crept out, passing through long corridors, exposed to considerable danger from the bullets which came flying from the doorways and windows ..." and were piloted, "as shells flew screaming and shrieking over our heads ..." to a place of safety in the cottage of a nearby neighbor.Union and Confederate troops continued to fight in the area, and Forrest's attack on Irving Block Prison ultimately failed when Union troops stalled his men at the State Female College. Nonetheless, the battle resulted in a victory for Forrest, who withdrew taking 500 prisoners, supplies, and horses. "When the firing had entirely ceased," and Hannah and her family made their way back to the College: "the sadness of the tragedy overpowered all other feeling. As we came to our front gate, behind each one of the giant oaks ... lay the dead body of a poor grey clad soldier, most of them young men who had gone out from Memphis in the early years of the war ... and this was their first home-coming ... As we passed into the shelter of the house, we found the long corridor lined on either side with mattresses, and on each lay a wounded soldier, some moaning and sighing in pain and some silent from insensibility. Just at the door of my room at the head of the stairs a soldier lay dead, the blood from the wound in his temple making a deep crimson stain on the bare floor." Hannah also describes the Union dead: "Not so fortunate the poor boys in blue, 'only privates' alas! They were buried side by side in nameless graves so close to the dusty roadside that in a few -- a very few -- years the wagons passed over them, all signs of the spot obliterated, and now their graves no man knows." In addition, she gives a vivid account of how the two Union Generals (Washburn and Hurlbut) managed to escape thanks to the quick actions of Lieutenant Colonel Star, "whose regiment camped just back of the College campus." She describes Star's death as "the saddest tragedy of that tragical morning."A seemingly unpublished, compelling, and historically important eye-witness account by a southern woman caught at the center of a Civil War battle.

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        1870 William Lloyd Garrison Autograph Letter Signed, Advocating for Temperance at Celebrations

      1870 - This wonderful letter was written to Garrison's friend, T. B. Drew, in early December of 1870 - three weeks prior to the Pilgrim Society's Celebration of the 250th anniversary of the landing at Plymouth. Garrison had recently been invited to the Celebration, and he accepted, "hoping that my health will be such as to warrant my attendance on an occasion of such historical interest." A decades-long activist and supporter of the temperance movement, Garrison continued, "For many years, I have declined participating in festive celebrations where I had every reason to believe that wines and other intoxicating drinks would be provided for the occasion. Whether the same provision will be made at the Pilgrim Celebration on the 22nd inst. remains to be seen; but I have written to Judge Russell on the subject, expressing the hope that the Committee of Arrangements may be induced to disregard a custom which is "more honored in the breach than in the observance." Assuredly, it will be historically creditable if it can be recorded that, on the 250th anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims, no intoxicating stimulants were resorted to, even in response to the "sentiments" offered on the occasion. Why the wine-glass should be carried to the lips every time a "sentiment" is uttered, I cannot understand, aside from the stimulant contained in it; for it is a ceremony equally absurd and inappropriate, to say nothing of its demoralizing tendencies." Though the most vehement fight of Garrison's career, that against slavery, had ended nearly eight years earlier, it was clearly still a part of his life - he felt the need to point out to Drew that "Ten years ago, when anti-slavery testimonies were of such importance, I should have deeply regretted the choice of Mr. Winthrop [former Speaker of the House and Senator Robert C. Winthrop, who did not share Garrison's views on abolition] to deliver the Pilgrim Oration at Plymouth; but now that slavery is abolished, such a choice is of very little significance." Garrison closed by recounting that one of his sons had joined them for Thanksgiving, and wished the other had been able to make it. He wished Drew and his wife well before signing, "Very heartily yours, Wm. Lloyd Garrison." William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879) was an abolitionist, journalist, and advocate for temperance, pacifism, and women's rights. He helped to found the American Anti-Slavery Society, and is best remembered as the editor of the abolitionist newspaper The Liberator. Written on three pages of a single sheet of lightly ruled white writing paper in Garrison's neat script. Measures approximately 8" x 10" when unfolded. Condition: A few short separations at the edges of the folds and scattered light soil. Generally in very good condition and eminently legible. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Falls of Montmorency. [Quebec in the Distance]. Hand-coloured aquatint,

      publishedby Ackermann & Co., London. [1833]. restrike c.1870?, - print size: 22.5x30 1/4"; image size: 17 1/8"x 26 3/8"; from the original plate 1830 butissued (pulled) later, 1870/80?, beautifully coloured, in brilliantcondition. Spendlove pp46-51; plate 69.

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        Viciously satirical anti-African-American, anti-15th Amendment broadside, "Hedgehog's Grand Combination of the Powers of Darkness."

      No publisher identified, Probably printed in Philadelphia 1870 - This striking handbill printed in a variety of fonts and measuring 6" x10" is in very nice condition. It reads, in part: "Hedgehog's grand combination of the powers of darkness, will exhibit at Jake Key's Roost, Thursday evening, May 5th, 1870. Programme . . . The whole to conclude with Hedgehog's celebrated feat of swallowing a live negro! During the performance of this celebrated troop, the Roost will be hermetically sealed so as to retain the delightful odor of the negroes. Front seats reserved for the colored ladies. No white folks admitted without special permission of Professor Hedgehog." After the 15th Amendment prohibiting t he denial of a citizen's right to vote based upon "race, color, or previous condition of servitude" was ratified, widespread celebrations were held in black communities and by abolitionist societies. One of the largest, Philadelphia's "Grand Celebration in Honor of the Ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment," was held on May 5th, 1870 and featured over five hours of festivities, bands, speeches, and a parade that included the printing press that reproduced copies of the amendment for distribution to the crowd. It's likely that this broadside was prepared as a satirical response to advertising for the official celebrations. Where or what "Jake Key's Roost" refers to is unclear, but it may be a reference to a successful 18th century mutiny on the slave ship Hanover Succession out of Charleston, South Carolina, that was led by Jacob Key. Rather scarce. As of 2017, OCLC shows holdings at three institutions. No other examples are available for sale within the trade, and Rare Book Hub and ABPC list only five auction records.

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        Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers, and other Poems

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1870. With Illustrations by Joseph Noel Paton and Waller H. Paton. Quarto (238 x 174 mm). Contemporary blue morocco, gilt titles to spine, gilt raised bands, gilt arms of Scotland and armorial cornerpieces within gilt frame to covers, marbled endpapers, gilt edges, blue page marker. Numerous steel-engraved headpieces, vignettes and near full-page illustrations. Joints discreetly restored, spine gently rolled and lightly toned, minor wear to extremities, a couple of small scratches to covers; a very good, bright copy. Presentation copy from Victoria's favourite daughter, Princess Beatrice, to the queen's favourite servant, John Brown, inscribed by the princess on the front blank, "To John Brown, with best wishes for the season, from Beatrice, Xmas. 1874". An intriguing association: Brown (1826–1883) had been a significant feature in the royal household for the majority of Beatrice's life, having been selected by Prince Albert to be Victoria's personal servant in Scotland in 1858. The Scotsman quickly became indispensable to Victoria after Albert's death in 1861, becoming the cause of salacious gossip and familial tensions. Beatrice (1857–1944) is often considered to have been the closest of Victoria's children to Brown, spending considerable time in his company, notably in Balmoral, and helping him to carry out her mother's wishes in her role as "the prop, comfort and companion" of Victoria. Victoria found solace in both Beatrice and Brown after Albert's death, being "over-protective of her 'Baby' until she was well into adult life" (ODNB). Aytoun's Lays, first published in 1849, are modelled on the works of Macaulay and Scott and "became important texts in the romantic revival in mid-Victorian Scotland", a movement which Victoria's passion for Scotland, first fired by her 1842 visit with Albert, did much to encourage (ibid.). Indeed Queen Victoria was presented a copy of an earlier edition of the same work by Prince Albert, later Edward VII, and his wife Alexandra, in 1865.

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        Handbuch der Orthopädischen Chirurgie.

      Uebersetzt und nach Angaben des Verfassers verändert und vermehrt von B.L. Scharlau. - Berlin, Verlag von August Hirschwald, 1870, 8, IX, (1), 286 pp., mit 93 in den Text gedruckten Holzschnitten und 2 lith. Tafeln, marmorierter Pappband. Erste deutsche Ausgabe des ersten umfangreichen amerkianischebn Lehrbuches der Orthopädie! "In den Jahren 1863 und 1864 veröffentlichte der Verfasser eine Reihe von Arbeiten über orthopädische Chirurgie in dem Philadelphia and Surgical Reporter, die später gesammelt in unverändertem Abdruck unter dem Titel "Lectures on Orthopaedic Surgery" herausgegeben wurde. Die günstige Beurtheilung in der medizinischen Presse und der schnelle Absatz der ersten Auflage veranlassten den Autor im Jahre 1868 eine zweite verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage mit 84 Illustrationen zu veranstalten. Diese ist es, welche der deutschen Uebersetzung zu Grunde gelegen hat." B.L. Scharlau, Vorrede "This, after the small volume of Buckminister Brown, was the first true orthopaedic textbook in US, ..." David Le Vay, The History of Orthopaedics, pp.385-388The second of Stromeyer's pupils to arrive in America was Louis Bauer (184-1898). Carl August Ludwig Bauer "physician, was born in Stettin, the provincial capital of Pomerania, in July, 1814. He began the study of medicine in 1833, and attended successively the universities of Germany at Greifswald, Brelsau and Berlin. In 1838 he passed the state examination as physician, surgeon, obstetrician and in forensic medicine, and entered private practice on the island of Ruegen in the Baltic Sea. He soon received an appointment from the German government as country (Kreiss) medical officer in East Prussia was subsequently, by his own request, transferred to Pomerania with official residence at Stolpe, holding this until the year 1849. As a democrat, he took an active interest in the revolution of the time, became a leader in his party, and was elected a member of the lower branch of the Prussion legislature. On the dissolution of parliament, prosecution was employed against all who had opposed the crown, among whom he was numbered. Suspension from office, imprisonment upon the charge of high treason, crime against his majesty, the king, and similar supposititious charges followed. The high court failed to find a true bill he was temporarily discharged after imprisonment of ten weeks- Liberty lasted but a few days, when, mutterings reaching him through a confidential friend that the district court would the next day take his case under consideration upon new charges of a similar character, he left Germany and embarked for England. While in Loudon he became a member of the Loudon medical society, and by examination a member of the Royal college of surgeons of England. In 1853 he arrived in New York, settled in Brooklyn, and soon secured a successful practice. He co-operated in the establishment of the Long Island college hospital, and was appointed professor of anatomy and surgeon to the new institution. In 1862 he was elected health officer of the city of Brooklyn, and held that position for nearly two years. In 1866 he was sent to Europe to take charge of a patient. During his four months' sojourn he studied the character and management of medical institutions. In 1869 he left Brooklyn and went to St. Louis, where he founded the St. Louis college of physicians and surgeons, was its dean for twelve consecutive years, and the professor of the principles and practice of surgery, a position which he has long held. Dr. Bauer devotes special attention to the culture of orthopedic surgery, of which specially he was undoubtedly the father in the United States. He has extended the domain to joint diseases, and rendered his knowledge and experience on the subject the common property of the profession by writing a treatise which rendered several editions necessary, and which has been translated into the German, Swedish, and Italian languages. His contributions to medical literature are numerous." The National Cyclopaedia of American biography (1893-1909), v.1-13

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        Romancero del Cid, coleccion de romances Castellanos

      Baudry, Paris 1870 - Diaz was a Castilian nobleman-warrior of the 11th c, undefeated military leader known to the Moors as El Cid (The Lord), writer of these chivalric poems. He is considered a national hero and won many battles throughout the greater Mediterranean region. Very rare copy, foxing on many pages, double columns, romances in four parts. Immortalized in stories and films. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TERRESTRIAL POCKET GLOBE circa 1870

      Celestial Globe on original wooden stand . Made of wood and plaster, and covered with twelve copper engraved paper gores. The sphere has original metal pivots at both poles which fit into a brass frame and thence to a turned mahogany (?) wooden stand. The globe is of approx 7.6 cm diameter, with the base of the stand approx 8.5 cm diameter. The globe stands about 16 cm tall to the top of the brass frame. Labelled " Newton's Improved Pocket Celestial Globe". The globe is divided into hour circles every 15 degrees with parallels for every 10 degrees. The equator shows both degrees and hours and the ecliptic is graduated in degrees, also showing the symbols for the different zodiacal signs. The globe shows some surface wear with minor loss and has had some cosmetic restoration and a light clean and polish. Dating this globe is difficult. We have found descriptions for the same globe dating it to 1817, and we think that the stand seems to date from the earlier C19th rather than the later. The Newton family were ranked among the leading English globe makers in the early 19th century. John Newton (1759-1844) trained under Thomas Bateman before founding his own company in 1780. In the early 1800s, John and his second son William (1786-1861) relocated to 97 Chancery Lane and traded under the name J & W Newton. This globe does not credit William on the label suggesting a date up to the early 1800's, before William joined the family firm.We have seen similar globes presented in fish skin cases, on brass stands, and in the later part of the century, in wooden boxes. A rare survival on its original wooden stand.

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        Handbuch der operativen Chirurgie. Erster Theil (all. publ.)

      Deutsche Ausgabe vom dem Verfasser u. Prof. C.W.F. Uhde. - Braunschweig, Friedrich Vieweg, 1870, 8, XXII, 482 pp., 743 Abbildungen, feiner Halbledereinband mit 5 Bünden und Rückenvergoldung feines Exemplar. A GENIUS OF PLASTIC SURGERY Erste und einzige Ausgabe eines der seltensten und inhaltsreichsten Bücher zur plastischen Chirurgie. In über 20 jähriger Tätigkeit als medizin. Buchhändler ist es das erste Exemplar in meinen Händen! Der schon mit 39 Jahren verstorbene Autor gehört zu den vergessenen Pionieren der Plastischen Chirurgie. In Riga geboren, besuchte er die kaiserl. Universität Dorpat um von Adelmann, dem Nachfolger des großen russischen Chirurgen Piorgoff, zum Wundarzt ausgebildet zu werden. Erste Erfahrungen sammelte er im Krimkrieg. 1858 kam er als Professor an die Alexander-Universität Helsingfors, im damals russisch besetzten Finnland. 1861 geht er als Professor der operativen Chirurgie an die kaiserl. St. Wladimier Universität nach Kiew. In einer glänzenden Privatpraxis konnte er dort seine große Arbeitskraft entfalten. 1863 wird er zu den russischen Truppen, die die polnische Revolution unterdrückten, kommandiert. Während des kurzen Preussisch - Österreichischen Krieges (1856) besuchte er verschiedene Lazarette in Deutschland. An einem Testikel - Carcinom erkrankt, wird Szymanowski 2 mal von Pirogoff operiert. Auf einer Erholungsreise nach Deutschland u. Ostende stirbt er im April 1868. Julius von Szymanowski(1829-1868), ein großes Talent und ein brillianter Techniker, war neben Pirogoff der bedeutendste Chirurg Russland. Sein besonderes Interesse galt der Plastischen Chirurgi e. Auf diesem Gebiet hat er ganz Hervorragendes geleistet. Erstmalig nach Einführung der Anästhesie gibt Szymanowski in seinem Handbuch eine umfassenden Überblick der Plastischen Methoden. Nicht mehr Schnelligkeit, sondern eine exakte , gewebeschonende Technik steht im Vordergrund. Viele von späteren Autoren, ohne Quellenangabe, beschriebene Techniken werden hier erstmalig abgehandelt. Auf über 300 Textseiten, mit vielen minutiösen, künsterlerisch hochwertigen Abbildungen werden die dermatoplastischen Operationen beschrieben. Besonders ausführlich sind die Operationsformen bei Hautdefekten und Substanzverlusten durch sehr anschauliche Darstellungen erklärt. Wangen-, Augenglid- und Lippenbildung erfahren eine eingehnde Schilderung. Operationen der Hasencharte, die Rhinoplastik und Ohrenbildung folgen. Der Abschluss bilden die plastischen Operationen an Rumpf, Extremitäten und Urgogenitalsystem. Das hier angebotene Quellenwerk enthält wahrscheinlich mehr und profundere Beiträge zur Platischen Chirurgie als irgendein anderes Werk des 19. Jahrhunderts. Wegen seiner fabulösen Seltenheit ist dieses "Bilderbuch" fast unbekannt geblieben. Es ist weit rarer als die Schriften von Taliacozzi, Carpue, Graefe und Dieffenbach.FIRST EDITION. One of the rares works on plastik surgery. The Handbuch was v. Szymanowski's magnum opus. It contained more about plastic surgery than almost any other 19th century book. "The text and illustrations in v. Szymanowski's Handbuch are so rich in detail that it is really unfortunate that the book is available in so few medical libraries in the world (and equally rare in private collections). In my expierence during the last 30 years of gathering the basis rare books in plastic surgery, I have not seen the book listed for sale, even once, in any of the numerous rare book catalogues sent to me during that period ... the book is extremly difficult to obtain - even from the best of rare bookdealers." B.O. Rogers, N.Y. Szymanowsky, a native of Riga, who studied at Dorpat, was one of the most distinguished Russian surgeons. In 1858 he went to Helsingfors as professor of surgery, and in 1861 he accepted a call to Kiew where he acquired a great reputation. He was undoubtelly a brillant man of great talent, especially in the operative technicalities of surgery. In the Foreword of the present work Szymanowski states: "But this book is also going to the west. The book will be a token of my great gratitude and my frank regard to my teachers and colleagues in foreign universities who opend to me with friendly willingness their clinics and their offices. Though I was separated for away in Finnland, and lived later here in distant Kiev, I remained no strange to the German basic roots and training of my scientific knowledge, and I honestly give thanks to the school of Dorpat that they had shown me the way toward the west." The "Handbuch" by Szymanowski is an extremly rare! Blair O. Rogers, Julis von Szymanowski. His Life and Contributions to Platic Surgery. In: Plastic & Reconstructuve Surgery, vol. 64 (1979), pp. 465-478 Gnudi & Webster, G. Tagliacozzi, p. 328 Patterson Index of Plastic Surgery, vol. II, p. 538 A. Walther, Arch. f. klin. Chir., IX (1868), p. 970.

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