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        Autograph Letter Signed ("Buenaventura Baez"), as President to Colonel Joseph W. Fabens, Minister Plenipotentiary of the Republic

      Santo Domingo 1870 - 2 pp. pen and ink, in Spanish, on "Residencia del Ejecutivo" letterhead, affixed at left margin to sheet and mounted with 1869 1 peso note from Banco Nacional de Santo Domingo. 4to (10 x 8 1/4 in.). A fascinating unpublished letter from Buenaventura Báez, President of the Dominican Republic ,concerning the proposed annexation of his country by the United States. Baéz (1812-1884), who served 5 non-successive terms as president, was a staunch proponent of annexation - seeing it as a solution to his country's financial troubles. Presidents Johnson and Grant were also in favor of annexation, in part because they wanted to establish a military base in Samaná Bay, and in part because, Grant especially, they were goaded by unscrupulous speculators. Congressional opposition to annexation was lead by Charles Sumner, who sensed irregularities in the proposed treaty and who feared encumbering the nation in the midst of Reconstruction. Baéz writes here to Col. Joseph Fabens just one month before the final Congressional vote on annexation. Fabens (1821-1875), Minister Plenipotentiary of Santo Domingo, was a fierce supporter of annexation, and it is clear from this letter that he was in recent communication with President Grant and Senator Sumner on the issue. "I am highly satisfied to know the good reception that you received from his Excellency President Grant ? I am very pleased with the flattering result of your talk with Mr. Sumner ?" Baéz pleads his country's case and asks that in the event of further delay in ratification of the treaty of annexation that Fabens intercede on his behalf with Hartmont of London in negotiating a loan to rescue his bankrupt country: "It would be useless to exaggerate the need the country has of seeing ratified the Treaty of Annexation and to end our present provisional status, which is being extended further than we had anticipated . In the unexpected case that the Treaty will be postponed for a longer period of time, this Government would find itself in the absolute impossibility of maintaining the present situation ? it would be very useful that you talk to the Secretary [of the Treasury] about the Hartmont loan with the purpose of removing the inconveniences that lead us to avoid accepting it." Annexation was ultimately rejected by Congress in June of 1870, falling short of the two-thirds necessary leading Báez to accept the onerous terms of the predatory Hartmont loan. Báez's term ended in 1873, but he again served as president in 1876 until being deposed in 1878. Baéz autograph material is scarce on the market. 2 pp. pen and ink, in Spanish, on "Residencia del Ejecutivo" letterhead, affixed at left margin to sheet and mounted with 1869 1 peso note from Banco Nacional de Santo Domingo. 4to (10 x 8 1/4 in.)

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        Mystery of Edwin Drood, The

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1870. First Edition of Edwin Drood and The First 'Conclusion' - John Jasper's Secret Uniformly Bound by Zaehnsdorf DICKENS, Charles. The Mystery of Edwin Drood. With Twelve Illustrations by S.L. Fildes, and a Portrait. London: Chapman and Hall, 1870. First edition in book form of Dickens's final work, left unfinished at the time of his death. Octavo (8 3/16 x 5 1/4 inches; 208 x 133 mm.). vii, [1, "Illustrations"], 190 pp. Frontispiece portrait of Dickens ("Engraved by J.H. Baker, from a Photograph taken in 1868, by Mason & Co."), wood-engraved vignette title by J. Brown, and twelve wood-engraved plates, two by the firm of Dalziel Brothers, ten by Charles Roberts, all after Samuel Luke Fildes. Occasional marginal staining, wood-engraved plate facing p. 98 with small (1/4 inch) marginal tear. A very good copy. Together with: [EDWIN DROOD], MORFORD, Henry, attributed to]. John Jasper's Secret: Being a Narrative of Certain Events Following and Explaining "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." With Twenty Illustrations. London: Publishing Offices, 1872. First English edition in book form. Octavo (7 7/8 x 5 1/4 inches; 201 x 133 mm.). [iv], 252 pp. Twenty wood-engraved plates. Uniformly bound ca. 1920 by Zaehnsdorf for the Gardenside Bookshop, Boston (stamp-signed in black on verso of front free- endpapers. Full polished tan calf, covers decoratively bordered in gilt. Gilt corner pieces with small floral onlays in black morocco, decorative center pieces stamped in blind. Spines with five raised band decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments with small brown morocco floral onlays. Edwin Drood with two brown morocco labels lettered in gilt, John Jasper's Secret with one brown morocco label lettered in gilt. Gilt ruled board edges, decorative turn-ins, marbled end-papers, top edge gilt. Joints a little rubbed but quite sound. A very attractive example housed together in a felt-lined fitted marbled board slipcase. "When Dickens died on June 9, 1870, he had completed only enough of his manuscript to make up six instalments, leaving unfinished a work which had commanded the widest attention for its opening numbers, and which promised to be one of his most effective and popular books. Although only three parts had been issued prior to his death, publication of the work continued, and on completion with Part 6 of all available material, the vast army of readers was left high and dry as to 'The Mystery.' The Author during the writing of the story never disclosed the ultimate development of his plot" (Hatton and Cleaver). John Jasper's Secret was the first of many attempts to solve The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The work was written by the New York journalist Henry Morford (1823-1881) and his wife. Smith, 16; Gimbel H330; Sadleir 705a; Not in Sadleir.

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        [Photographs of Greece].

      [Circa 1870-1880]. A series of 17 unsigned photographs of ancient Greek monuments, temples and artworks, most measuring 25 x 17 cm, some slightly smaller, some slightly larger, all mounted on leaves measuring 30x42 cm. and bound in an exquisite near contemporary (ab. 1900) oblong black half morocco binding with four raised bands, gilt spines, boards with elaborately gilt corners, gilt border and to the middle of front board a gilt vignette, gilt title ("Grekland" i.e. Norwegian for Greece). Housed in an equally elegant half morocco boxes with with gilt spines, marbled edges, and with middle of boards corresponding to those of the binding. The box are also from ab. 1900. The box have a few traces of wear, but all in all, the set is in splendid condition. A fine collection of photographs from Greek, fortraying Greek monuments, temples and artworks.

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        Partie bei Mola di Gaeta

      Vienna 1870 - Litografia tinta raffigurante dintorni di Formia, probabilmente la vista da Maranola o la valle dell'Aurente. La litografia deriva dal dipinto di Hugo Ritter ed è pubblicata nel Wiener Kunstler Album. In ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara. Dimensioni 420 300mm

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        Loggia della Mercanzia

      ca. 1870. Original photograph, albumen print, 26,1 x 20,4 cm, on mount. KEYWORDS:bologna/italy/photo

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        [Photographs of Italy].

      [Circa 1870-1880]. An extensive series of 132 stunning photographs of Italy and Italian artwork, most measuring 25 x 17 cm, some slightly smaller, some slightly larger, all mounted on leaves measuring 30x42 cm. and bound in three exquisite near contemporary (ab. 1900) oblong black half morocco bindings with four raised bands, gilt spines, boards with elaborately gilt corners, gilt border and to the middle of front boards a gilt vignette, gilt title ("Italian" i.e. either Norwegian or Danish for Italy). and gilt volume-number. Housed in three equally elegant half morocco boxes with with gilt spines, marbled edges, and with middle of boards corresponding to those of the bindings. The boxes are also from ab. 1900. The boxes have a few traces of wear, but all in all, the set is in splendid condition.Many of the photographs have numberings and several of them also mention the motiv.Volume I contains 46 photographs, 8 by (Giacomo or his son Carlo) Brogi, 1 by Pompeo Pozzi, 4 by Maug and 33 unsigned. Most of the pictures are of ancient Roman buildings and renaissance art works. A few of the photos are from Milan.Volume II contains 49 photographs, 2 by Volpato and 2 by Brogi, the remaining 45 are unsigned. The first half depicts ancient Roman statues renaissance painting. The last part consists of photos portraying vast landscapes around the bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius and cityscapes Volume III consists of 37 unsigned photographs of artworks mainly from Museo di Napoli. An extensive and stunning collection of photographs from Italy, a splendid example of a Victorian Grand Tour photo album from Milan in the north down to Rome and ending in Napoli, photos prepared while the traveler shopped and visited the Italian sites.Photography studios in different Italian cities developed different specialties and were especially oriented towards the three genres of portraiture, views and art reproductions, of which the present collection is a fine example. "Among the activities of the most renowned firms (Brogi and Pozzi), there was ample space for the reproduction of works of art and monuments most representative of the art historical tradition and natural beauty of Italy. Nature was not only seen as such, but as an integral part of the landscape, and essential element of a whole in which nature and history, culture and nature harmoniously balanced and completed each other". (Hannavy, Encyclopedia of Nineteenth Century Photography)Most of the photographs by Brogi are presumably from his first Pompeii campaign from 1879-1880 which we exhibited in Milan the year after.

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        Aboriginal camp, Point McLeay, South Australia, 1880

      Albumen print photograph, 170 x 210 mm, mounted on a contemporary album page of thick card, inscribed in negative at lower left Sweet Adelaide 455, a very strong print in excellent condition with rich tonal range, small section of loss to surface of the paper at right edge. The National Library of Australia's copy of this, one of Captain Sweet's best known photographs of Aborigines, is captioned 'Blacks whurlie'. Although the NLA dates their copy to 1870, the photograph was in fact one of a highly successful series of portraits of Ngarrindjeri people Captain Sweet took in and around the Point McLeay mission late in 1880: Sweet's number scratched into the negative shows it is from the same sequence of photographs as the celebrated individual portraits of a man in a possum skin cloak and a woman in a possum skin cloak carrying her baby. (See the short essay by Philip Jones in A century in focus : South Australian photography 1840s-1940s, edited by Julie Robinson and Maria Zagala, Adelaide : Art Gallery of South Australia, 2007, p 116).

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        ILLUSTRATED CHESTER, CONSISITING OF EIGHT LARGE CHROMO LITHOGRAPHIC VIEWS FROM PHOTOGRAPHS.

      Chester, printed and published by John Gresty, Eastgate Row, circa 1870. CITY OF CHESTER circa 1870, oblong approximately 355 x 270 mm, 14 x 10½ inches, 8 plates, frontispiece folding, plan of Chester, 18 pages of text plus 12 pages of adverts, bound still in the original publisher's pictorial wrappers with adverts on reverse side, with red cloth spine, LACKS 1 PAGE OF TEXT AND 1 ADVERT LEAF, covers soiled and dusty with repairs to edges, title page and following plan have tips of corners missing, not affecting images, folding frontispiece has repair to top of fold, not affecting image, margins of plates a little dusty otherwise in very good condition, a little pale offset from plates to text, ocasional light fox spot, otherwise a good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        [GOLD RUSH] The Berlin Nugget

      Circa 1870, or earlier. Albumen print photograph with hand colouring in gold, carte de visite format, 82 x 50 mm (card mount 103 x 61 mm), recto with contemporary inscription in ink 'the Berling Nugget 24 lb wiaght. Victoria', verso blank, the albumen print with some nicks to the left edge, some fading and scattered ink spots, the mount lightly marked; accompanied by a further six cartes de visite, all portrait photographs, five with the imprint of 'J. Deslandes. Photographic Artist. Inglewood', one inscribed 'Councler Gerke Inglewood' (in the same hand as the inscription on the Berlin Nugget carte), another a portrait of the Wesleyan Minister Rev. William Hill, who was murdered by a prisoner at Pentridge Stockade in 1869. These seven cartes de visite were sourced together, and the format of the card mounts is identical. The Berlin Diggings (now known as Rheola) were located near Inglewood, between St. Arnaud and Bendigo on the central Vicrian goldfields. A report in The Inglewood Advertiser (summarised in The Goulburn Herald and Chronicle, 25 January, 1871), records the discovery of 'the monster Berlin nugget'. 'The largest nugget yet found atBerlin was brought in on Thursday to Inglewood,and sold at the Bank of New South Wales. It wasfound the same morning by a party of Chinamen intheir claim in Calltto's paddock, and weighs 1717 ozs,and is worth £6876. It has been named the PreciousNugget, in honor of Mr. P. C. Willan, to whom theground belongs, this being one of Mr. Willan'sChristian names.' The so-called Precious Nugget actually weighed 1600 oz, but was still far heavier than the weight of '24 lbs' (384 ounces) in the inscription written across the photograph. The Powerhouse Museum holds in its collection a painted plaster model of the Precious Nugget (Registration number 10103), one of a group of nugget models purchased from James White of Melbourne in 1885. This model does not appear to be the same nugget as the one in the carte de visite we offer here. In 1870 the Viscount of Canterbury Nugget , weighing 1100 ounces, had also been unearthed at Berlin - again, much heavier than 24 lbs, and contemporary images of it show that its shape was entirely different to the 'Berlin Nugget' in this photograph. If this 'Berlin Nugget' is neither the Precious nor the Viscount of Canterbury, it would seem reasonable to speculate that it was a nugget unearthed prior to 1870 and one which, at the time of its discovery, was likely to have been the largest discovered in the area - as its name suggests. The little-known goldfields photographer John Deslandes is recorded as being active in Inglewood during 1866 by Davies & Stanbury (Mechanical Eye), where he is listed as John Desandes. This group of cartes de viste demonstrates that he either remained in the township for at least a few more years, or else had moved away and returned by around 1870. The fashion worn by the sitters in the portraits dates to around 1870, and of course the death date of Rev. William Hill - May 13, 1869 - is also helpful in dating the group with some precision.

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        [A Small Archive of Manuscript Drafts of Letters, and an Autograph Letter Signed]

      Various places in the UK, 1870. 17 closely-written pages in all, Some folds; light scattered soiling, toning and wear; one draft with a corner torn away; else good. A small but interesting lot written during Motley's tenure as US Ambassador to the United Kingdom comprised of the following items: [a] Autograph letter signed (initials), 6pp, 8vo, Stratfield Saye, 1 December, n.y. A long letter to his wife Mary, bemoaning his separation from her while she is in ill-health, reporting on his discussion with the Duke over possible remedies, planning doctor's appointments, sending his opinions of various social visitors, discussing changes that have been made at the Stratfield Saye (home of the Dukes of Wellington), and mentioning political appointments; [b] Autograph draft signed (scrawled initials), 3 1/4pp, 8vo, 30 June 1870. To the Queen of Holland, regretfully explaining that he has as of yet been unable to leave his post in order to visit, and writing: "I know how much distress you are now suffering from the sad intelligence of Ld C's death; I know how warm a friendship you ... cherished for that distinguished & lamented statesman. He is a great loss to his country & to his sovereign ... He had many of the highest qualities wh can grace a gentleman & a statesman…." With several cross-outs and emendations; [c] Autograph draft (unsigned), 3pp, 8vo, n.p., n.d. (but docketed on the verso: "Draft to Knollys for P of Wales 5 July / 70" ) of a letter to [Francis] Knollys (later Viscount Knollys), private secretary to the Prince of Wales, apologizing for having failed to attend a ball to which he had been invited the previous evening: ". . . the postponement of the ball to the 4th of July had placed us in a rather embarrassing position … The 4th of July happens to be our national anniversary & I had …invited all my compatriots known to me to be in London to a reception at our house in celebration of the day ….." With numerous cross-outs and corrections; [d] Autograph draft signed (scrawled initials), 3pp, 8vo, n.p., 23 July 1870. To C[harles]. F[rancis]. Adams, Motley's predecessor at the Court of Saint James, sending deep condolences on the death of his daughter. With corrections; [e] Final page (only) of a draft of a letter (signed "JL Motley") to the Duke of Bedford, one page, 8vo, n.p., n.d., sending condolences: " ...she has gone as full of years as of honour & love -- having seen her children achieve splendid success & highest position -- as proud of them as they must ever be of her & her memory -- I write to you naturally as the head of her family...."; and [f] a little over a page of a portion of a draft of a letter of condolence to an unidentified recipient; containing corrections. John Lothrop Motley (1814-1877); American historian and diplomat. Much of Motley's life was spent abroad researching his historical writings, and in various diplomatic posts. In England his friends included Bright, Dickens and Thomas Hughes. His best-known book, The Rise of the Dutch Republic, was finished in 1854, and Motley "set out with the manuscript for London to find a publisher. Murray, to whom he had letters of introduction, kept the manuscript for some weeks but finally declined it on account of its considerable length and unfamiliar subject. After some further negotiations Chapman agreed to publish it simultaneously with Harper & Brothers in America at the author's expense." When the book finally appeared early in 1856, instead of sales of less than a hundred which Motley had feared, some 17,000 copies were sold in little more than a year in England alone, and a second edition was required. In later years (1869-70) President Grant made Motley minister to Great Britain, but this appointment ended unsatisfactorily. Motley died in the UK at the age of 63 and was interred in London's Kensal Green Cemetery.

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        The Capture, Imprisonment, Escape and Rescue of John Harrold, A Union Soldier in the War of the Rebellion

      WM B SELHEIMER, PHILA, PA 1870 - General shelf wear, worn extremities, spine is significantly chipped/torn, rubbed cover, cracked hinges, previous owners name on front endpaper, age-toned pages, slight foxing throughout, and probable water soiling on front endpaper edges (possibly on cover) DATE PUBLISHED: 1870 EDITION: 132 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht des Ortes im Vordergrund, im Hintergrund links Alsweiler. Oben links eine Abbildungen der Gnadenquelle, rechts des Gnadenplatzes.

      - Lithographie über mehreren Tonplatten von Rausch in St. Johann, verlegt bei M. Hausen in Saarlouis, um 1870, 30x47 cm, gerahmt. *Sehr selten.

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        Tulipe plurifolia double. Roi de bleu

      1870 - Watercolour and bodycolour on thin card, titled on verso, signed 'E. Grobon'. A very fine, sophisticated image of a small group of purple-flowering double tulips. Recalling the work of the Grobon's illustrious predecessors, Pierre Joseph Redouté, Jean Louis Prevost and Gerrit van Spaendonck, the present image is one of elegant simplicity. Grobon, confident in his ability to capture the fleeting moment of perfection in nature, feels no need to resort to the artifice of an overcrowded or overcomplicated design. The beauty of the subject is enough. François Frédéric Grobon (1815-1901/1902) and Anthelme Eugène Grobon (1820-1878), brothers who both studied in Lyons, are recorded as having produced a number of very fine published collections of hand-coloured prints of flowers between about 1844 and 1850. They also published an excellent instruction manual for flower painters, Méthode Grobon frères, études progressives de Fleurs et de Fruits, depuis les premiers éléments jusqu' à la composition des groupes. (Paris, 1850) In addition to this published work, the artist of the present work, A. E. Grobon, is recorded as having exhibited at both the Lyons Salon (from 1838) and the Paris Salon (between 1852 and 1870). His elder brother exhibited in Paris between 1842 and 1862 and in Lyons from 1842 to 1880. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Chang the Chinese Giant, Ballarat, 1870

      Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 106 x 62 mm; verso imprintedBardwell's Royal Studio, opposite the Theatre, Ballarat; the albumen print is in fine condition; the mount has a few light handling marks but is otherwise good. Chang Woo Gow, who was known professionally as Chang the Chinese Giant, was born in Canton Province, China. His phenomenal height (8 feet 2 inches, or 2.49 metres) enabled him to travel the world as a side-show attraction. During 1870-71 he visited Australia, making public appearances in Melbourne, Ballarat, Bendigo and Sydney. He married his second wife, an Australian woman called Catherine Santley, in Sydney towards the end of his tour. Chang eventually settled with his family in Bournemouth, U.K., where he ran an Oriental Bazaar in the years before his death in 1893. A more detailed account of the fascinating life of Chang Woo Gow may be read on the website of theChinese Museum, Melbourne.

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        Il Progetto del Codice Penale pel Regno d'Italia coi lavori preparatorj per la sua compilazione raccolti ed ordinati sui documenti ufficiali. Vol. I - 1 - Discussioni e documenti sulla scelta della scala penale e su varj progetti di codice penale. 2 - Testo del progetto adottato dalla commissione compilatrice. Vol. II - 1 - I processi verbali delle tornate della seconda commissione. 2 - Allegati Pareri della magistratura e del consiglio di Stato dati statistici ed altri. 3 - Testo del progetto della seconda commissione cos" del codice penale come del codice di polizia punitiva. UNITO A: Sul Progetto del Codice Penale e del Codice di Polizia Punitiva pel Regno d'Italia. Rapporto della Commissione nominata con Decreto 3 settembre 1869 a Sua E

      Stamperia Reale 1870-1871, Firenze - 780; 791 + 87 p. 3 voll in 2 tomi in-4

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        MOTHER GOOSE'S MELODIES

      MOTHER GOOSE. MOTHER GOOSE'S MELODIES ("Mother Goose in a New Dress" on cover). Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, no date, circa 1870. 4to (9 1/2 x 10 1/2"), green gilt cloth, beveled edges, very light rubbing and shelf wear, VG++. Printed on rectos only, each page is individually hinged into the book. Mother Goose rhymes are presented in English, with a few in French and German. Illustrated with beautiful chromolithographs on every page. The precision of the printing is impeccable and the colors almost appear hand colored. The preface notes that these drawings "were not designed for the public eye, but as a birthday gift from a loving daughter to her father who occupies one of the highest positions in the United States Government." The original copy was given to Supreme Court Justice Salmon P. Chase by his daughters on his 62nd birthday. His daughter Janette did the illustrations and was encouraged by the publisher to have it published. This is an excellent copy and a lovely book.

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        Autographed Cabinet Card, Manuscript Sign Verse and pen and ink of "The Captain's Well"

      1870s-1880s. A grouping of materials related to Whittier. The first is a cabinet card with Whittier's signature at base. The second is a 4 3/4" x 7 1/2" page from an autograph album with what seems to be an original verse penned and signed by John G. Whittier, Amesbury 1878. The reverse has an drawing by Alice C. Boynton, Boston MA. The third is a 4" x 4 1/2" piece of shingle with a pen and ink somewhat naive drawing of "The Captain's Well". It is captioned "And I knew in that vision beyong the sea, The very place where my well must be". Penned on the reverse "Picture of the 'Captian's Well' at Amesbury on a shingle from John G. Whittier's House in Amesbury". This is being sold only as an illustration, there has been no attempt to confirm that the wood shingle is from Whittier's home. The final item is a snippet from a letter penned by Whittier.

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        (Toulon 1831 - 1895). Mühle. Öl auf Leinwand. Um 1870. Unten rechts signiert \'Chl (?) Deshayes\'. 98 x 77 cm. Im prunkvollen schwarzen Rahmen mit vergoldeter Innenleiste, vergoldeten Eckschnitzereien und Messingschildchen.

       1870 Thieme-B. IX, S. 127.- Der Schüler Sénéquiers trat seit 1864 im Pariser Salon auf. Seine bevorzugten Themen waren die Landschafts- und Stilllebenmalerei.- Hinter einem alten reetgedeckten Haus eine graue Mühle in grüner Landschaft unter hohem wolkigen Himmel, im Vordergrund Staketenzaun über den sich zwei Bauern unterhalten.- Signatur vom Rahmen überdeckt.- Fachmännisch restaurierte Fehlstelle links im Baumgeäst, verso auf Keilrahmen kleiner (Zoll-)Stempel.- Aus der Sammlung Häusler, Kiel.- Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Di ulteriori scoperte nell'antica necropoli a Marzabotto nel bolognese.

      Bologna, Fava & Garagnani, 1870, folio bella legatura in mezza pelle moderna con angoli, fregi e titoli dorati al dorso (conservata all'interno la brossura originale) pp. (8)-93 con 17 tavole litografiche (otto delle quali, stupende, a colori e in oro). Frati, 8283. Opera capitale sulla famosissima necropoli, di sempre crescente rarità.

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        The Works of Edward Bulwer Lytton

      London - George Routledge 1870 - The complete works of Edward Bulwer-Lytton. This is the Knebworth edition of the work. Undated, dated using Copac. With the following volumes: Eugene AramNight and MorningPelhamErnest MaltraversAliceThe Last Days of PompeiiThe CaxtonsDevereuxThe DisownedGodolphinHaroldPaul CliffordA Strange StoryThe Last of The BaronsLeila and Pilgrims of The RhineLucretiaMy Novel Vol IMy Novel Vol IIReinzlWhat Will He Do With It Vol IWhat Will He Do With It Vol IIZanoniThe Coming RaceThe Parisians Vol IThe Parisians Vol IIFalkland and ZicciPausians The SpartanAccording to the advertisement list for this series this set is complete in 28 volumes. With an illustrated frontispiece to each volume. Edward Bulwer-Lytton was an English novelist, poet, playwright and politician. He wrote a stream of best-selling novels which earned him a considerable fortune. Condition: In uniform half calf bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, rubbed to the spines and joints. Heaviest rubbing is to the head and tail of spine. Occasional volume is lacking a small portion of spine label. Rear hinge and joint to Eugene Aram are tender. Front hinge to Eugene Aram is slightly strained but firm. Front hinge to Night and Morning is slightly strained but firm. Front hinge to Pelham is tender with the front endpaper torn at the tail. Front hinge and joint are tender with cords showing to A Strange Story. Rear hinge to Last Days of Pompeii, Harold and Paul Cliffordareslightly strainedbut firm. Both hinges to Ernest Maltravers, Alice, Devereux, Godolphin,Leila and The Pilgrims on the Rhine, My Novel I andKenelm Chillinglyareslightly strained but firm. Front hinge to Lucretia is slightly strained but firm. Front hinge toZanoni is slightly strained but firm with the rear hinge tender. Internally all volumes are firmly bound. Pages aregenerally bright with the odd spots throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kritische Durchsicht der Ordnung der Flatterthiere oder Handflügler (Chiroptera). Familie der Flughunde (Cynopteri). Familie der Kammnasen (Rhinolophi). Familie der Fledermäuse (Vespertiliones).

      Aus: Wien, Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserl. Akademie der Wissenschaften 1870 - In Halbleder-Privateinband zusammengefasste Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserl. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Wien: - Familie der Flughunde (Cynopteri). - Familie der Kammnasen (Rhinolophi). - Familie der Fledermäuse (Vespertiliones). ca. 1.000 Seiten., teilweise mit Bleistift neu nummeriert. Stempel Naturkundemuseum Marseille im Titel und Kopfschnitt. Einband etwas berieben und an Ecken und Kanten etwas bestoßen. Sehr selten. ca. 1.000 S. Deutsch 1206g gr. 8° - groß Oktav (entspricht 22,5 - 25 cm) Halbledereinband [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Story of a Bad Boy

      Boston: Fields, Osgood & Co, 1870. First edition, First state. Frontispiece and illustrations throughout, attributed to Sol Eytinge Jr. and Harry Fenn; iv 261, [3] pp. + 23 pp. of Publisher's advertisements at the back, some dated 1870. 1 vols. 8vo. Original red cloth, spine gilt, brown endpapers; extremities frayed and some staining to covers; contemporary gift inscription on flyleaf, laid in cloth-backed drop box. Provenance: bookplate of Barton Currie (his sale Lot 5, 1963 Parke-Bernet Galleries). First edition, First state. Frontispiece and illustrations throughout, attributed to Sol Eytinge Jr. and Harry Fenn; iv 261, [3] pp. + 23 pp. of Publisher's advertisements at the back, some dated 1870. 1 vols. 8vo. BAL 269; Peter Parley p.35

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        STANLEY AND AFRICA: Also the Travels, Adventures, and Discoveries of Captain John H. Speke, Captain Richard F. Burton, Captain James W. Grant, Sir Samuel and Lady Baker, and other Distinguished Explorers.

      London Walter Scott [ND, c. 1870’s] - First edition. Illustrated with twelve vivid colour plates including a frontispiece and decorated half-title. 4to, publisher’s original red textured cloth with fine pictorial decorations in black and gilt on the upper cover and spine in all-over designs, the lower cover stamped in blind. vii, 662, 2 ads. An especially fine, bright and handsome copy, unusual thus, clean within and without, the spine with only very slight mellowing. FIRST EDITION AND RARE IN THIS CONDITION. This is a very fine general survey of African exploration during the Victorian era, incorporating chapters on Stanley, Speke, Burton and many of the other most important explorers of the period. Much like the astronauts of the Apollo era, these explores in Africa were great heroes of their age and their toils and adventures thrilled readers around the world who were always eager to learn more. An excellent example of a decorated Victorian cloth binding in fine condition. The colour plates are particularly vivid and striking. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PORTRAIT OF BOY WITH THE U.S. CAPITOL BUILDING IN BACKGROUND. [title supplied]

      [Washington, DC], 1870. Original watercolor, charcoal and chalk drawing on canvas, 24.5 x 29.5 in., glazed and framed. Signed by the artist. The young boy is well dressed in a double-breasted suit and bow tie, with button-up boots. He stands on a tiled terrace, one hand one a balustrade, the other tucked into his jacket pocket staring determinedly off into the distance. Through the surrounding trees and shrubbery is a view of a small fountain and the Capitol Building on a slight hill. Oscar Robert, born in Copenhagen, Denmark emigrated to the United States around 1864 and settled in Washington, D.C. where he remained for the rest of his life, according to a brief biography in Virgil McMahan's "The Artists of Washington, D.C. 1796-1996," [Wash., DC: 1995]. He worked in oils, watercolor and crayon. During the late 1880s he shared a studio and gallery with Earl Keyser. Boyd's 1887 Directory for Washington lists their gallery at 307 7th St. NW. McMahan states that this portrait is the only one of his works known.

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        History of Hertfordshire

      1870. First Edition . CUSSANS, John Edwin. History of Hertfordshire. London: Chatto and Windus, 1870-1881. Three volumes. Thick atlas folio (13 by 20 inches), contemporary three-quarter black morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $3000.Limited large-paper first edition of this monumental county history, number 10 of only 75 copies, with engraved frontispiece portrait, six full-page chromolithographs, 13 tinted lithographs, four engraved plates, a double-page hand-colored map, and numerous in-text wood-engravings.“The first inhabitants of Hertfordshire of whom we have an account were the Catieuchlani and the Casii, two British tribes, who also occupied a great portion of the adjoining counties.” Published in 16 parts between 1870 and 1881, Cussans' detailed Hertfordshire contains, in addition to the histories of the more important houses and parish churches, transcriptions of a large number of memorial inscriptions from church interiors, and in some cases the more impressive memorials in the churchyards. These Hertfordshire families were meticulously documented by Cussans, who had devoted the best part of his life to heraldic and genealogical studies, 15 years of which were spent on Hertfordshire. Bookplate.Fine condition, a splendid copy.

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        Biographical charts of Italian painters

      ... of the schools of Venice, the Venetian states, Genoa, Cremona, Mantua, Milan, Ferrara, Modena and Parma [Vol. I]; ... of the schools of Bologna, Florence, Naples, Rome, Sienna [Vol. II]. Compiled by direction of the Trustees of the Melbourne Public Library 1870. Melbourne : John Ferres, Government Printer, 1867 - 72. Two volumes, elephant folio (735 mm tall), bound by Ferres in full crushed morocco over boards (edges scuffed), elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, silk endpapers, vol. I with 62 cards mounted on stubs, each with a photographic plate illustrating a renaissance painting or with a biographical detail of the painters (a couple of cards are blank), each within a hand ruled border, frontispiece hand coloured lithograph of the Public Library, Melbourne (now the State Library of Victoria) by R. Shepherd (which dates, according to the SLV, to c. 1850 - 1855); vol. II with 56 mounted cards, again with illustrations and text. Presentation albums compiled by the Trustees of the Melbourne Public Library containing photographs taken by John Noone of engravings of important Italian paintings in European collections. Copies were presented toQueen Victoria (specially bound in scarlet morocco);Prince Alfred (during his visit to Melbourne in 1868);the Princess of Wales; the Princess of Prussia;the Royal Academy of Arts, and the Emperor of Austria, among other notable recipients. The decision to build a Public Library in Melbourne was made under the influence of Governor Hotham and Sir Redmond Barry in 1853. Designed by notable architect Joseph Reed, the doors opened to the public in 1856. The lithograph included as frontispiece in volume I was based on Reed's original design, presumable drawn before the library's construction, with pillars, fountains and architectural detail which was never included in the final design. While the title page and foot of the spines are dated 1870, the text elements are variously dated 1867, 1868, 1870 and 1872, possibly indicating these presentation albums grew in stature over a number of years. Possibly the idea for the albums came from the tenth anniversary of the opening of the Library, or for exhibition at the 1867 Exposition Universelle in Paris. A rare and monumental example of colonial Melbourne binding by Ferres, the Government Printer. Another example is in the State Library of Victoria. A smaller scale version is in the Art Gallery of New South Wales Research Library.

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        Letters from the Battle-Fields of Paraguay.

      London:: Tinsley Brothers, 1870.. 8vo. [ii], xix, [1], 491, [1] pp. Frontis., half-title with vignette, folding map of Paraguay, index. Modern half red crushed morocco, red cloth sides, bound by Brian Frost & Co., Bath. Fine. FIRST EDITION. This is considered one of the primary source books for the history of The Paraguayan War, “one of the most bitterly contested struggles in the annals of South American warfare.” Over a million people of that population died, attributed to disputes about boundary lines. – Farwell p. 259. This was one of the three books Burton wrote while in Brazil. ¶ Due to ill health Burton took a respite from Brazil and resigned temporarily from his consular service appointment in Brazil. It was at this juncture that Burton was asked by the British to look into the situation in Paraguay which was in the midst of a devastating war with its neighbors. Burton was to report back, playing the role of both a spy and diplomat. The Paraguayan War, also known as the War of the Triple Alliance was fought between Paraguay and the Triple Alliance of Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay during the years 1864 to 1870. Burton wrote: “My sympathies are with the Brazil, as far at least, as her 'mission' is literally, to unlock the great Southern Mississippi (sic), to keep open and develop the magnificent water system of the Paraguay-Parana-Plate, and to sweep away from the shores of its main arteries, the 'guardias and piquetes', the batteries and ridiculous little stockades which served to keep its waters comparatively desert, and to convert a highway belonging to the world into a mere monopoly of Paraguay.” – Burton, p. x. ¶ Burton's account is largely based on interviews he had with Triple Alliance generals and admirals, as well as visits to battle sites, though not experiencing any actual combat. He also wrote of his visit to Argentina, including Buenos Aires. The desperation of the locals might have been evidenced by Burton's stating that Paraguayans “invariably cheated or robbed me.” Desperate times! – Farwell, pp. 264-5. ¶ Casada 45; Penzer pp. 84-85: “This is a rare book”; Spink 45. See: Byron Farwell, Burton, (1988), p. 259.

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        Early photographic city views of Ballarat, Victoria

      Ballarat: Bardwell, 1870. Very good. Three albumen photographs of Ballarat, bird's eye views, with 'Bardwell Photo Ballarat' stamped at the right hand margin of each photograph, ca. 1870. The first, with Main Street showing the broad avenue with trees at the median, and horse drawn wagons pulled up. Shop signs at the right side of the avenue include: Proctor Coach Builder, Gibbings Livery Stables & Carriage Repository, and Bardwell visible on a storefront sign at the extreme lower right corner. The second photograph showing a broad square with planted center strip; and the third with two important buildings at the lower right, probably the Bank of Australasia, and a train and railroad track in the far distance. Each measures 3 1/2 x 2 5/16", and the three are loosely mounted on a sheet 10x14"

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        Group of 10 vintage photos of Central Park

      [New York, 1870. 1 vols. 4 x 5 inch silverprints. In early brown paper envelope. 1 vols. 4 x 5 inch silverprints.

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        Waverley Novels

      Nimmo, Edinburgh 1870 - C.1870.13 vols, containing several stories in each. Contemporary red half calf, gilt. Dark red and green titling pieces, several works in each volume. A very nice and handsome set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        \" Annalen der Oenologie - Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift für Weinbau, Weinbehandlung und Weinverwerthung ( Band 1 - 4, Originalausgaben 1870 - 1874 ) \"

      Carl Winter`s Universitätsbuchhandlung Heidelberg Erscheinungsjahr 1870 -1874 Format Groß8° - 1., 2., 3. und 4. Band von 9 Bänden -, Band 1: VIII S. + 464 S. + 4 S. Inserate + 10 teils gefaltete (1 farbig) lithographierte Tafeln, desweiteren 24 Holzstiche im Text = Band 2: X S. + 576 S. + 11 zumeist gefaltete (1 farbig) lithographierte Tafeln , desweiteren 24 Holzstiche im Text = Band 3: VI S. + 502 S. + 10 zumeist gefaltete lithographierte Tafeln, desweiteren 3 Holzstiche im Text und Band 4: XII S. + 584 S. + 6 zumeist gefaltete lithographierte Tafeln , desweiteren 13 Holzstiche im Text, Pappbände der Zeit mit Rückentitel, schöne farbige Vorsätze, etwas unfrisch, Eraltung 2 // Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Gecostumeerde optogt gehouden door de leden van het Leidsche Studenten-Corps den 7den junij 1870. Ter viering van den 295sten verjaardag der Leidsche Hoogeschool, voorstellende Bezoek gebragt aan Leiden in 1586, door Robert Lord Dudley, Baron van Denbigh, Graaf van Leicester, enz, enz.Leiden, Jac. Hazenberg, Corn. & Sons, [1870]. Oblong folio (ca. 28 x 37 cm). Text printed on blue paper, 36 hand-coloured lithographed folding plates with keys printed below, bound as leporello (27.5 cm x 12,8 m(!)), partly gilt. Contemporary red morocco portfolio, gilt central ornament with title in gold ''Maskerade Leiden 1870'' on front cover, red ties.

      - Not in Landwehr, Splendid Ceremonies; Lipperheide. Rare festival and costume book depicting a festive entry of the Leiden Student fraternity held on the occasion of the 295th anniversary of the Leiden University in 1870. The students impersonated the entry of Robert Lord Dudley, Earl of Leicester who visited Leiden in 1586, and were dressed up in 16th-century costumes. The lithographs were printed by P.W.M. Trap after drawings by the Leiden artist Gerardus Johannes Bos (1825-1898) after instruction by members of the festival commission: A. Brants, A. Nijpels and P. van der Poel. The text, printed on blue paper, gives a list of 224 names of the participants of the procession and their role. Spine restored; some minor browning. Very good copy of this illustrated masquerade procession.

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        LES CHAMPIGNONS DE LA FRANCE - Histoire. description, culture, usages des espèces comestibles, vénéneuses, suspectes, employées dan les arts, l'industrie, l'économie domestique et la médecine (vol. I e II)

      J. ROTHSCHILD, EDITEUR, 1870. N. 2 vol. in -4 (18,5 x 27,5 cm.), legatura editoria telata lucida pesante nera, dorsi con 4 nervature e titoli incisi in oro, testo in francese, pp. XII, 231, (1), 274, 60 tav. cromolitografiche a colori f.testo a p.pagina (rilegate nel 2. vol.) ed alcune fig. in nero nel testo. In buone condizioni. 2 vol. en -4, couverture d'epoque en percaline noir avec titles en or au dos, pag. XII, 231, (1), 274 avec 60 planches en cromolithographie à couleur. Trés bon état. SECOLO XIX (seconda metà)

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        Protection to Native Industry.

      Edward Stanford 1870 - London. 8vo, 117pp, original green cloth with impressed cover designs & gold stamped front cover lettering, slight shelfwear at fore-edge corner tips, ink name stamp & ink presentation inscription on front endpaper, chip at bottom fore-edge margin of page 19, nicked at head & foot of spine. Author of "Ten Chapters on Social Reform" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        \"Lübeck\". Gesamtansicht von einem erhöhten Standpunkt über die Trave mit vielen Schiffen.

       Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Carl Frühsorge, um 1870, 35 x 59,5 cm. Carl Frühsorge schuf in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts eine Reihe großformatiger Gesamtansichten deutscher Städte in der Art von Gustav Frank. - Im Rand gering berieben. Selten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Schleswig-Holstein

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        Leçons sur la physiologie comparée de la respiration professées au Muséum d'histoire naturelle.

      Paris, Londres, Madrid, J.B. Baillière, 1870. ____ Première édition. Ce sont les premiers travaux de Paul Bert sur la respiration. Il y montre que la quantité d'oxygène dissoue dans le sang varie en fonction de la pression de l'air extérieur. Illustré par 150 figures dans le texte. Une coupe usée. Bon exemplaire par ailleurs. DSB 2, 61. *-------*. In-8. Collation : XXXV, (1), 588 pp. Demi-chagrin bleu marine, dos à nerfs, tranches mouchetées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Album NAPLES. Sans lieu. Sans date. Vers 1870.

      - 1 album à l'italienne pleine percaline rouge, titre doré, 24 tirages albuminés légendés et chiffrés contrecollés sur carton. 10,4 x 15,4 cm. Mention manuscrite en garde. Napoli, Vendredi 27 juillet 1877. Bel état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        5 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

      Wien, 1862-1870. - Zusammen 18 SS. 8vo. Inhaltsreiche Briefe an Karl Sonklar von Innstädten (1816-85): "Als einem meiner gewaltigsten Gönner und als Gönner auch des Alpenvereins muß ich Dir heute auch eine gewaltige Mähre [!] erzählen: von dem Reihenkampfe, der seit 8. Dezbr in diesem Vereine tobt und in der allgemeinen Versammlung am 19. seinen Abschluß finden soll, wenn dann nicht erst Duelle und Ehrenbeleidigungsverhandlungen folgen. Motive [folgt eine Aufzählung derselben]" (Br. v. 16. XII. 1866). - Der versierte Bergsteiger, Alpenforscher, Geograph und Reiseschriftsteller war neben Friedrich von Simony und Karl Sonklar von Innstädten einer der Pioniere der Alpenerforschung und Ahnherr des 1862 von Edmund Edler Mojsisovics von Mojsvár (1839-1907), Paul Grohmann (1838-1908), Johann Josef Peyritsch (1835-1889) und Guido von Sommaruga gegründeten Österreichischen Alpenvereins, dessen Vorstand er bis 1870 angehörte. Ruthner erforschte vor allem die ehedem schwer zugänglichen Ostalpen, "bestieg über 300 Gipfel und lieferte viele topographische Beschreibungen von Gruppen und Bergen der Region. Nach ihm sind ein Berg, ein Gipfel und ein Gletscher in den Alpen benannt" (DBE). - Der Adressat zählt neben Friedrich von Simony und dem Verfasser der Briefe zu den Pionieren der Alpenerforschung; als geographischer Schriftsteller hat Sonklar "durch gründliche und vielseitige Beobachtungen über Gletscher, hydrographische, meteorologische und biogeographische Erscheinungen, besonders die Höhengrenzen, die er seinen wissenschaftlichen Beschreibungen beschränkterer Gebiete der Alpen einverleibte, wissenschaftliches Material von Werth dargeboten und zugleich die Methode der Länderbeschreibung geklärt" (ADB). Neben militärwissenschaftlichen Abhandlungen in den Bereichen der Taktik und Kriegsgeschichte veröffentlichte er auch ein kunstwissenschaftliches Werk, das nach dem wohlwollenden Urteil der Zeitgenossen "in keiner Anstalt, in welcher über Kunst vorgetragen wird, fehlen" dürfe (Wurzbach). - 2 Br. auf Briefpapier mit gepr. kalligraph. Monogramm. - Aus der berühmten Autographensammlung des Adalbert Freiherr von Lanna (1836-1909). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Annalen der Oenologie - Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift für Weinbau, Weinbehandlung und Weinverwerthung ( Band 1 - 4, Originalausgaben 1870 - 1874 )

      Carl Winter's Universitätsbuchhandlung Heidelberg Erscheinungsjahr 1870 -1874 - Format Groß8° - 1., 2., 3. und 4. Band von 9 Bänden -, Band 1: VIII S. + 464 S. + 4 S. Inserate + 10 teils gefaltete ( 1 farbig) lithographierte Tafeln , desweiteren 24 Holzstiche im Text = Band 2 : X S. + 576 S. + 11 zumeist gefaltete ( 1 farbig) lithographierte Tafeln , desweiteren 24 Holzstiche im Text =Band 3 : VI S. + 502 S. + 10 zumeist gefaltete lithographierte Tafeln , desweiteren 3 Holzstiche im Text und Band 4 : XII S. + 584 S. + 6 zumeist gefaltete lithographierte Tafeln , desweiteren 13 Holzstiche im Text , Pappbände der Zeit mit Rückentitel,schöne farbige Vorsätze,etwas unfrisch, Eraltung 2 // [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SUN PICTURES OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN SCENERY, WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE GEOGRAPHICAL AND GEOLOGICAL FEATURES, AND SOME ACCOUNT OF THE RESOURCES OF THE GREAT WEST; CONTAINING THIRTY PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS ALONG THE LINE OF THE PACIFIC RAIL ROAD, FROM OMAHA TO SACRAMENTO

      New York: Julius Bien, 1870. This series of photographs takes the reader on a virtual journey on the Union Pacific Railroad line from Cheyenne, Wyoming, to Salt Lake City, and on to California, amazing us with such dramatic geological formations as Hanging Rock, Sentinel Rock, and the Devil's Slide, man-made wonders like the Great Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, and the gold at the end of the rainbow, hydraulic gold-mining operations in California. The text is by geologist Ferdinand V. Hayden (1828?-87), described by ANB as "the most versatile collector of natural history specimens in the United States and the country's foremost exploring geologist" at that time. The photographs are by A. J. Russell (1829-1902), who began his trade as the only military officer employed as a photographer by the War Department during the Civil War. Russell photographed the contruction of the Union Pacific Railroad in 1868, producing a now-rare album of 50 photos, "The Great West Illustrated," in which the pictures in the present work appeared in larger format. According to Sandweiss, "In using Russell's photographs . . . Hayden took the long view of history, emphasizing the value of pictures as documents of geological change while professing indifference to the more recent past. For Hayden, the geologic features of the West were like an open book, affording the educated reader the opportunity to understand millions of years of geologic history.". 315 x 250 mm. (12 1/2 x 10"). viii,150 pp. (with half title). Original green three-quarter morocco over green cloth, raised bands, spine with double-ruled gilt compartments, gilt titling, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In a modern green cloth clamshell box with blue paper spine label. WITH 30 MOUNTED ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPHS. Front pastedown with evidence of bookplate removal. Howes H-337; Sabin 31007; Truthful Lens 81; Flake 3920; Margolis, To Delight the Eye 7; Sandweiss 177. Joints a bit worn, boards lightly chafed, extremities a little rubbed, front hinge cracked (but board firmly attached), occasional mild foxing, more prevalent on photograph mounts (but affecting only the edges of a couple of plates), mounts a little warped, one photograph with slight "bubbling" at head edge, but still an excellent copy, clean and fresh, with bright, sharp photographs, in a sound binding. This series of photographs takes the reader on a virtual journey on the Union Pacific Railroad line from Cheyenne, Wyoming, to Salt Lake City, and on to California, amazing us with such dramatic geological formations as Hanging Rock, Sentinel Rock, and the Devil's Slide, man-made wonders like the Great Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, and the gold at the end of the rainbow, hydraulic gold-mining operations in California. The text is by geologist Ferdinand V. Hayden (1828?-87), described by ANB as "the most versatile collector of natural history specimens in the United States and the country's foremost exploring geologist" at that time. The photographs are by A. J. Russell (1829-1902), who began his trade as the only military officer employed as a photographer by the War Department during the Civil War. Russell photographed the contruction of the Union Pacific Railroad in 1868, producing a now-rare album of 50 photos, "The Great West Illustrated," in which the pictures in the present work appeared in larger format. According to Sandweiss, "In using Russell's photographs . . . Hayden took the long view of history, emphasizing the value of pictures as documents of geological change while professing indifference to the more recent past. For Hayden, the geologic features of the West were like an open book, affording the educated reader the opportunity to understand millions of years of geologic history."

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        The Bryant Homestead-Book By the Idle Scholar Illustrated

      New York: G. P. Putnam & Son, 1870, 1870. First edition. BAL vol. 1, page 382; Sabin 30844. A fine, bright copy.. 4to, original blind- and gilt-decorated green cloth, designed by Karl Muller, gilt lettering, a.e.g. Albumen photographic frontis portrait of Bryant by Napoleon Sarony; etched caricature of Bryant by Thomas Nast, and 18 wood engravings in the text by William J. Linton after designs by John Augustus Hows. A handsome testimonial to the celebrated poet-editor William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) and his work, as viewed through his life in his hometown of Cummington, Mass., and its connections to the themes in his works. Laid into this copy is a four-page "Supplementary Word from the Author . . ." Julia Hatfield, the "idle scholar" was obviously a close friend of Bryant, but little else is recorded about her, and this is the only book attributed to her that could be found in OCLC. This is one of the most elaborately produced books of its kind about an American poet of any era.

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        A Dobsinai Jégbarlang - Die Eishöhle von Dobschau. Budapest, 1874. 4to (text) and folio (atlas). With 6 chromolithographed plates and some text-illustrations. Original wrappers (text) and portfolio with the plates and letterpress title-page.

      Cf. BMC NH, p. 1027. Original edition of this publication by the 'K. Ungarische Naturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft', describing the large cavern in the Straczena valley, c. 4 miles northwest of Dobsina, discovered in the summer of 1870 by E. Ruffiny. These cavern contains an ice field nearly 2 acres in extent, containing formations which are at once most curious and strikingly beautiful.The text uncut and unopened; the plates a bit foxed; binding slightly worn. Good copy.

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        LA PHOTOGRAPHIE, SES ORIGINES, SES PROGRÈS, SES TRANSFORMATIONS; [Contained in]: MÉMOIRES DE LA SOCIÉTE IMPÉRIALE DES SCIENCES DE L' AGRICULTURE ET DES ARTS DE LILLE. ANNÉE 1869. III SERIES - 7TH VOLUME

      Paris - Lille: Didron; Chez L. Quarre, 1870. First edition. 8vo., [ii], 561 pp. Contemporary quarter morocco gilt and cloth over boards, t.e.g., others untrimmed. The board tips are rubbed through and there is scattered foxing to the text. A near very good copy. LA PHOTOGRAPHIE, SES ORIGINES, SES PROGRES, SES TRANSFORMATIONS, is regarded as Blanquart-Évrard's enduring work, an accurate history of the first three decades of photography, illustrated with contemporary examples. "Seminal discussion of photomechanical printing and photographic illustration ... the text of this treatise was the earliest to explore the importance that these new processes would eventually have in printing and publishing. Blanquart-Evrard clearly understood that the ink-based image would eventually completely replace the silver based print in publishing."--Hanson Collection catalog, p. 36. This title, which was released in three forms, is contained here in the journal of the society of which Blanquart-Évrard was the president. It begins on p. 161 and concludes on p. 214, and contains 16 specimen plates with tissue guards, of which 5 are folding: Fortier's Château de Blois - salt print (1851); Maxime Du Camp's photograph from Egypte, Nubie, Palestine et Syrie, a salt print (1852); a photo-lithograph by the Poitevin process; 2 photo-lithographs by Zurcher; La Grande Soeur, a photograph by Goupil; Galerie des Beaux-Arts, a photogravure by the Garnier process; La Justice, a heliogravure by Baldus; a reproduction of a manuscript leaf; Milon de Crotone, a photogravure by Baldus, printed by Lemercier; Vue du Baptistère Louis XIII, a relief photogravure by the Garnier process; carbon print portrait; Croquis, a photograph by Alphonse Braun from a drawing by Raphaël; Rein dans les Mains..., a woodburytype by Goupil; a carbon print portrait by Marion; and a carbon print portrait by Braun. The plates come from Blanquart-Évrard's unused stock and vary from copy to copy. Most copies have 14 plates, and I have seen a reference to a copy with 15 plates; this copy with 16 plates seems to be unique. There are three different editions with this title; one is a quarto edition of 1869 with fourteen plates; another, issued in quarto in 1870 for presentation has as many as 30 plates. Rare, with WorldCat locating only five copies of this editions: Bibliotheque Nationale de France, BM Lyon, George Eastman House, University of Vermont, and the Rijksmuseum. Roosens and Salu No. 928.

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        Exploration Géologique la mer morte de la Palestine et De l'idumée

      Paris: Arthur Bertrand, 1870. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. With 14 plates (4 double-page and in color) and text illustrations. Later half-morocco over marbled boards; other than some light browning, a very clean interior. Signature of Ph. Robert in pencil on title page. and its environs, considered the most complete survey of the area's prehistory available at the time (Zittel). Though much of the volume covers geology and animal fossils, a notable chapter is devoted to human pre-history in Syria and Palestine. Lartet treats the subject with caution, however, being well aware of the Biblical significance inextricably linked to the area and the potential risk of ruffling more than a few feathers with his observations (he also wanted to avoid embroiling his patron, the Duke of Luynes, in any vitriol). In the Epilogue, Lartet addresses the potential conflict between his findings and those interested in a Biblical interpretation, calling it "the most delicate of all subjects" and noting that his research is only concerned with the physical evidence, not theological debate. It is a bit surprising that Lartet did not go further with his argument; he would have been more than qualified to do so, having discovered the first Cro-Magnon skeletons not ten years prior to this publication. Lartet (1840-1899) was a French geologist and paleontologist. His discovery of the first Cro-Magnon skeletons is considered "one of the most important discoveries in human paleontology" (DSB). Louis' father, Edouard Lartet, was also a renowned paleontologist and major contributor to the burgeoning field of human pre-history. Extremely rare; we could not locate any copies currently on the market or sold at auction. OCLC records only 10 copies in America; Dictionary of Scientific Biography, VIII, pp. 44-45; Zittel, History of Geology, p. 219.

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        Ornithologie du chasseur - Histoire naturelle, moeurs, habitudes, chasse des oiseaux de plaine, de bois et de marais

      1870. relié. DeCollection. Paris, Rothschild éditeur, 1870. In/4 reliure demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs à titre doré, doré trois tranches, 50 planches en chromo-typographie sous serpentes, 168 pages. Rousseurs sur les feuillets de texte mais aux planches qui ont conservées toute leur fraîcheur. Thiebaud col. 191.

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