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        The Big Game Diary of R.J. Edmonds (Dilly) 1870 in Zululand

      1870 - "Four months' shooting trip to the Zulu country May to September 1870, 5 guns (one laid up in the best shooting ground), 384 head beside Crocodiles 16, Bora 2 ,Muscat 1, Pelicans, Flamingos, Bustard, Korau, Game (many kinds) Duck (various) Teal, Dickkop, Cranes various, Herons various ,Egrets, Hadidas, Secretary birds, Eagles (various), Pheasants, Partridges (various), Guinea Fowl (blue crested common), Quail (various), Bitters, Snakes various 374 head" The diary of R.J. Edmonds (Dilly) with Guy Darling and Bob Fellows leaving England, and being joined in South Africa by John Dunn and Captain Walmesley John Robert Dunn (1834-1895) a South African settler, hunter, and diplomat of Scottish dissent his love of hunting took him regularly into Zululand. An influential man in the area, Dunn became a close and respected friend of the Zulu chief Cetshwayo being given tracts of land in Zululand and having a number of Zulu wives. The diary consists of 126 full manuscript pages + a 10-page game register. Clearly written in ink with date shown in most cases. Spelling of names may differ to today's equivalent i.e. Hippopotamuses referred to as Seacows Bound in the original full plain green morroco binding 13.5 cm x 18.5 cm 7 ½ x 5 ¼ inches some light rubbing to edges. The diary begins with the party leaving Falmouth on March the 12th. They sight Table Mountain on 13th April There are various observations and episodes of the journey including shooting Porpoises Albatrosses etc. They meet with a Captain Watson 11th regiment who is planning to come up to Dunns country with them, "a great bore but cannot be helped, I fear we shall be to many guns on the ground". The party leave Durban on the 29th receiving a letter from Captain Walmesley the government agent that he would join the party at the Tugela river on the 4th. There are various references to equipping out the expedition getting guns' powder, wagons etc. "Setting out on the 6th May and crossing the Tugela river and leaving our horses on the Natal side as the river is running to fast JD is waiting to greet us and welcomes us to Zululand. Dunn reflects on how the land abounded with game 15 years ago and tells us the best shooting will be at the end. We spend time in the area shooting Buck plains game etc. We meet our first Zulus on the 24th "a primitive people". On the 26th we leave for new Buck country, Dunn goes to his place some 27 miles away and to see Ketowayo (Cetshwayo)." There are various encounters with Zulus recorded including a visit to a Kraal and how Kaffir hospitality is very poor. On Saturday 4th June we cross the Umbelozi (Umfolozi). Much shooting of Koodoo waterbuck Wilde beast Gunu etc recorded. A typical entry Fri 10th after Rhino walking through bush an old Rhino jumps up fire 4 barrels at 15 yds., but she goes off. On the 15th I shot my first Rhino" shot him in the chest at 150 yds. he drops dead "also shot a Klepspringer possibly the smallest and largest beasts we are likely to get. A great deal of shooting for seacows (Hippos). We cross the Nyalazi on the 23rd the next day we watch the Zulus hunt and hear about a Dutchman 6 miles away who is expected to die of fever. There is a party of Dutch hunters who had spoiled our hunting on the Umfolozi. Various hunting episodes taking place, we pass Baldwin's camp where only 2 out of his party of 7 survived "but the climate has altered since", (In 1860 Baldwin's 1st safari after Hippo, 8 of his 10 white companions died of Malaria). From now on there is a great deal of hunting recorded and observation a large number of Rhinos being shot and numerous plains game. It is remarkable how many animals were wounded or badly shot and not retrieved. Many near misses for the guns and their kaffir boys being charged by rhino's. On the 16th we move camp I saw W nearly a mile off, he arrived covered in blood after shooting a lion and thinking it was dead he advanced and was attacked by the lion. The following day I go off with D where t

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        Reynard the Fox

      Stroefer, NY 1870 - [vi], 236pp. 36 full page engravings plus the engraved title page. Three quarter red Morocco over boards. Boards scuffed and darkened, scattered foxing to the plates .A good copy. mb [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1870 - 1870 Wisden Original Wrappers

      On offer here is a very rare 1870 Wisden still in it's original wrappers and in very good overall condition. As can be seen from the photographs, the front and rear wrappers are a little marked - mainly foxing. A facsimile spine has been added to the book in recent times. That repair was not carried out by me, but I suspect that at one time the book was rebound in hard boards and at some stage the book has been taken out of the boards and a facsimile spine attached. Internally, the title page and the first few pages have some foxing as do the last couple of pages but otherwise the contents are in excellent, clean, unmarked condition - most unusual for a book of this vintage. Overall, a really nice example.

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        A NEW MAP OF THE COUNTRY TWENTY-FIVE MILES ROUND LONDON’. Folding map of London and its environs, extending to Amersham, Hertford and Chelmsford in the north, and to Guildford, Reigate and Tonbridge in the south, dissected into 72segments and laid down on linen.

      James Wyld ca. 1870 - 103x128cm. Original outline colour. Hyde/App. I/188.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Bayer"). [Wien], o. D.

      1870. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "In Erwiderung auf Ihr w[ertes] Schreiben bringe ich zur Kenntniß, daß ich, da so große Veränderungen in Partitur + Klavirauszug im Chevalier vorgenommen wurden, ich [!] mit der Reinschrift noch nicht zu Ende bin. Die Balletprobe fiel glänzend aus, unter meiner Direktion + im Beisein sämmtlicher Autoritäten der Hofoper fand sie statt. Ich bin jetzt daran, das Foglietto zum Einstudiren niederzuschreiben [...]". - Bayer studierte am Wiener Konservatorium bei Anton Bruckner und Josef Hellmesberger, wurde 1870 Geiger im Orchester der Wiener Hofoper und 1883 Hofballettdirektor. Sein Werk umfaßt u. a. Operetten und 22 Ballette; der "Wiener Walzer" (1885) und vor allem die "Puppenfee" (1888) - die zum festen Repertoire der Wiener Staatsoper gehört - werden noch heute aufgeführt.

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        PT Barnum ALS in the year that he founded his traveling circus

      Bridgeport, CT, September 17, 1870. 5" x 7.75". "Single page ALS on lightly lined paper with PT Barnum's letterhead, 5"" x 7.75"". Inlaid to another sheet to a size of 7"" x 10.75'. Neatly penned ALS dated ""September 17/70"" and signed by P.T. Barnum as ""P.T. Barnum"". A few faint handling marks with one small stain.A lovely ALS by PT Barnum, written from his home headquarters in Bridgeport, CT and written in the first year that Barnum invented his traveling circus established as ""P. T. Barnum's Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan & Hippodrome,"" a traveling circus, menagerie and museum of ""freaks"" It went through various names: ""P.T. Barnum's Travelling World's Fair, Great Roman Hippodrome and Greatest Show On Earth,"" and after an 1881 merger with James Bailey and James L. Hutchinson, ""P.T. Barnum's Greatest Show On Earth, And The Great London Circus, Sanger's Royal British Menagerie and The Grand International Allied Shows United,"" soon shortened to ""Barnum & Bailey's."" This entertainment phenomenon was the first circus to display 3 rings, which made it the largest circus the world had ever seen. His letter addressed to Alfred noted that he would be ""glad to have a ""blow out"" with you ..."" and referenced ""when we (illegible) to town next""Previous to his traveling circus, Barnum garnered his success having had already dappled in his ""attractions of the odd"" with a variety troupe called ""Barnum's Grand Scientific and Musical Theater,"" .The timing could not have been worse as it was followed by the Panic of 1837 and three years of difficult circumstances, he purchased Scudder's American Museum in New York City, in 1841. Barnum improved the attraction, renamed ""Barnum's American Museum,"" upgrading the building and adding exhibits, and it became a popular showplace. Barnum added a lighthouse lamp which attracted attention up and down Broadway and flags along the roof's edge that attracted attention in daytime. From between the upper windows, giant paintings of animals drew stares from pedestrians. The roof was transformed to a strolling garden with a view of the city, where he launched hot-air balloon rides daily. A changing series of live acts and curiosities, including albinos, giants, midgets, ""fat boys,"" jugglers, magicians, exotic women, detailed models of cities and famous battles, and, eventually, a menagerie of animals were added to the exhibits of stuffed animals.An intriguing man, chameleon in nature, whose entrepreneurism began as a young husband who early on had several businesses: a general store, a book auctioning trade, real estate speculation, and a statewide lottery network. Known for his belief that a ""Sucker is born every minute"", PT Barnum lived that belief and used it to his advantage as the premise employed in his novelty shows"

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        [Ruskin Interest- La Touche, Rose. [John Ruskin] Clouds & Light

      London: James Nisbet & Company, 1870. First edition. 12mo. Original publisher's brown embossed cloth, gilt lettering on cover, 139pp. Excessively rare first (and only book?) by Rose La Touche, pupil and cherished "pet" of John Ruskin, who is memorialized in lore as being the object of John Ruskin's obssessive love, and by whose failure to return that love, Ruskin was driven into dark depths of depression and, some felt, temporary insanity. "'Clouds and Light' is absolutely central to this key episode in Victorian literary history insofar as it is a series of devotional essays and allegorical stories graphically illustrating the self-punitive love of Christ that prevented its authoress from sending any earthly love in Ruskin

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        Il Guarany Opera-Ballo in Quattro Atti... Espressamente scritta pel R. Teatro alla Scala in Milano e rappresentata il 19 Marzo 1870. 18733_ Canto e Pianoforte_ Fr. 50. [Piano-vocal score]

      Milano: Stabilimento Musicale di F. Lucca [PNS 18702-18733; 20328], 1870. First Edition of the second version. Scarce. Worldcat (2 copies only, at Northwestern and the University of Washington). OCLC no. 26597978. Il Guarany, to a libretto by Antonio Scalvini and Carlo D'Ormeville, after J. de Alencar, was first performed at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan on March 19, 1870. "...It was the triumphal success of Il Guarany at La Scala on 19 March 1870 that brought [Gomez] international fame. The opera was produced at Rio de Janeiro on the emperor's birthday (2 December 1870) as well as in almost all European capitals in the next few years. Verdi heard it in Ferrara in 1872 and referred to it in a letter as the work of a 'truly musical genius'... Gomes's works reveal a high dramatic sense and his melodic invention a rich lyricism. Within the established patterns of Italian opera of the later 19th century he achieved an uncontested mastery." Gerard Béhague in Grove Music Online.. Folio. Quarter dark blue calf with marbled boards, spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt. 1f. (recto illustrated title printed in green, blue, red, and brown, verso blank), [1] (recto named cast list and libretto), 2-13 (libretto), [i] (blank), 1f. (recto table of contents with plate and page numbers, verso blank), 5-409, [i] (blank) pp. Music engraved. Each number with secondary pagination. Binding somewhat worn and rubbed; pastedowns browned. Mostly minor foxing; some small tears; outer margins of preliminary leaves slightly stained.

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        [Ansichten aus der Steiermark, mit vorzüglicher Beachtung der Alterthümer und Denkwürdigkeiten, als: Burgen, Schlösser, Kirchen u.s.w. Der als Erläuterung beigegebene Text enthält viele Daten zur Geschichte des Kronlandes.

      Graz, A. Leykam‘s Erben], o. J. (1870). Qu.-4°. Mit 54 (statt 55) Ansichten, tlw. lithogr., tlw. in Holzstich. Mit je 4-8 S. Begleittext. HLwd. d. Zt. m. handschriftl. Rückentitel. Erstausgabe; da in Lieferungen erschienen und hier wie meist ohne die Lieferungsumschläge gebunden ohne Titelblatt. - „Die Alterthümer und Denkwürdigkeiten der Steiermark in weiteren Kreisen bekannt zu machen, ist der Zweck dieser in zwangloser Folge erscheinenden Hefte. Die Zeichnungen, welche sich durch ihre Naturwahrheit vortheilhaft bemerkbar machen, werden von tüchtiger Hand für dieses vaterländische Unternehmen geliefert, und der begleitende Text zeichnet sich durch seine Klarheit und Verläßlichkeit der historischen Daten aus“. - Ursprünglich dienten die Tafeln als Beilagen zur „Grazer Tagespost“, weshalb dieses Werk häufig auch als „Tagespost-Suite“ bezeichnet wird. - Unter den Ansichten Stift Admont, Stadt und Schloß Cilli, Deutsch-Landsberg, Frauenthal, Schloss Gösting, Der neue Circus in Graz, Irdning, Kirchberg a/d Raab, Kornberg, Neuberg, Pernegg, Pettau, Piber, Schloss Plankenwarth, Pöllau, Schloss Premstetten, Rabenstein, Stift Rein, Stift St. Lambrecht, Schwanberg, Stainz, Strechau, Trautenfels, Markt Tüffer, Stift Vorau, Wildon u.a. - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Rückenschild m. kl. Läsuren. Besitzvermerk a. Innendeckel. Die Tafeln sowie jeweils das erste Textbl. der Beschreibungen mit blauem Stift durchnumeriert. Knapp beschnitten (die Bordüren bzw. Bildunterschriften der Ansichten tlw. angeschnitten). Unterschiedlich gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - Es fehlt „Wildbach“. - Beiliegend ein handschriftl Inhaltsverzeichnis aus dem Jahr 1884. - Nebehay/W. 51. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Tagespost-Suite, Ansichten aus der Steiermark, mit vorzüglicher Beachtung der Alterthümer und Denkwürdigkeiten, als: Burgen, Schlösser, Kirchen u.s.w. Der als Erläuterung beigegebene Text enthält viele Daten zur Geschichte des Kronlandes, Stiche, Graphik, Ansichtenwerke

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        Karnak IntŽrieur de la salle Hypostile Animata

      Fotografia all'albumina, 1870/80 c.a, di cm. 25 x 20. Animata.

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        Karnak. Intérieur de la salle Hypostile. Animata.

      Fotografia all'albumina, 1870/80 c.a, di cm. 25 x 20. Animata.

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        Il Guarany Opera-Ballo in Quattro Atti... Espressamente scritta pel R. Teatro alla Scala in Milano e rappresentata il 19 Marzo 1870. 18733_ Canto e Pianoforte_ Fr. 50. [Piano-vocal score].

      Milano: Stabilimento Musicale di F. Lucca [PNS 18702-18733; 20328], [ca. 1870]. Folio. Quarter dark blue calf with marbled boards, spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt. 1f. (recto illustrated title printed in green, blue, red, and brown, verso blank), [1] (recto named cast list and libretto), 2-13 (libretto), [i] (blank), 1f. (recto table of contents with plate and page numbers, verso blank), 5-409, [i] (blank) pp. Music engraved. Each number with secondary pagination. Binding somewhat worn and rubbed; pastedowns browned. Mostly minor foxing; some small tears; outer margins of preliminary leaves slightly stained. First Edition of the second version. Scarce. Worldcat (2 copies only, at Northwestern and the University of Washington). OCLC no. 26597978. Il Guarany, to a libretto by Antonio Scalvini and Carlo D'Ormeville, after J. de Alencar, was first performed at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan on March 19, 1870. "...It was the triumphal success of Il Guarany at La Scala on 19 March 1870 that brought [Gomez] international fame. The opera was produced at Rio de Janeiro on the emperor's birthday (2 December 1870) as well as in almost all European capitals in the next few years. Verdi heard it in Ferrara in 1872 and referred to it in a letter as the work of a 'truly musical genius'... Gomes's works reveal a high dramatic sense and his melodic invention a rich lyricism. Within the established patterns of Italian opera of the later 19th century he achieved an uncontested mastery." Gerard Béhague in Grove Music Online.

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        Il Guarany Opera-Ballo in Quattro Atti. Espressamente scritta pel R. Teatro alla Scala in Milano e rappresentata il 19 Marzo 1870. 18733_ Canto e Pianoforte_ Fr. 50. [Piano-vocal score]

      Stabilimento Musicale di F. Lucca [PNS 18702-18733; 20328], Milano - Folio. Quarter dark blue calf with marbled boards, spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt. 1f. (recto illustrated title printed in green, blue, red, and brown, verso blank), [1] (recto named cast list and libretto), 2-13 (libretto), [i] (blank), 1f. (recto table of contents with plate and page numbers, verso blank), 5-409, [i] (blank) pp. Music engraved. Each number with secondary pagination.Binding somewhat worn and rubbed; pastedowns browned. Mostly minor foxing; some small tears; outer margins of preliminary leaves slightly stained. First Edition of the second version. Scarce. Worldcat (2 copies only, at Northwestern and the University of Washington). OCLC no. 26597978.Il Guarany, to a libretto by Antonio Scalvini and Carlo D'Ormeville, after J. de Alencar, was first performed at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan on March 19, 1870. ".It was the triumphal success of Il Guarany at La Scala on 19 March 1870 that brought [Gomez] international fame. The opera was produced at Rio de Janeiro on the emperor's birthday (2 December 1870) as well as in almost all European capitals in the next few years. Verdi heard it in Ferrara in 1872 and referred to it in a letter as the work of a 'truly musical genius'. Gomes's works reveal a high dramatic sense and his melodic invention a rich lyricism. Within the established patterns of Italian opera of the later 19th century he achieved an uncontested mastery." Gerard Béhague in Grove Music Online. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Biennial Directory of the City of Topeka Embracing the Inhabitants, Business Firms, Incorporated Companies and Manufacturing Establishments. Together with a Historical Sketch.

      State Record Book and Job Printing House, Topeka, KS 1870 - 278+ pages. Rebound in black cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Ex-Library, though with minimal markings. Slight residue of sticker on spine, with no other external library markings. Small "Kansas Coll." stamp at top of title page, as well as various penciled markings on title page. Marked out stamp at foot of verso advertising page. Penciled library number in bottom margin of last page. Corners of pages 277/78 are chipped. A few small chips to edges of first and last few leaves. Otherwise very clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Juvenile- Early Trivia Game] Chiromagica

      New York: McLoughlin Bros., c. 1870. Original mahogany box with superb color pictorial insert on cover, inserted pane of glass with central hand-spinner, onlaid printed instructions and one sheet of answers affixed to glass, three double-sided question discs and two further pictorial onlays with answers, sliding lid with chromo-pictorial design featuring a wizard and black cat. Overall 30x30 cm (11¾x11¾"). An early trivia game whereby general knowledge questions are magically answered by the hand-spinner. When the question on the center disc is aligned, the magnetic hand-spinner will point to the correct answer printed on the matching overlay. Rare. Light wear to box, spinning hand not functioning correctly; two additional answer overlays with some chipping and tearing, backed with brown paper to prevent further damage; very good.

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        The Modern Buddhist;: being the Views of a Siamese Minister of State on his own and other religions.

      London Trubner & Co. 1870 - Henry Alabaster, 1836-1884, was one of the first British diplomats to the Court of Siam. He arrived in Bangkok as deputy consul in 1857 at the age of twenty-one, in the wake of Bowring's treaty which opened the country to foreign trade. His Thai became sufficiently fluent that he as appointed official interpreter. In 1873 he became personal adviser to King Chulalongkorn and served him loyally until his death at the early age of 48. He assisted in the design of the palace gardens, in founding the Survey Office, and the Post Office. He catalogued the Royal Library and started the first museum in Thailand, inside the Grand Palace. His monument, the finest in the Protestant Cemetery in Bangkok, was erected by the King of Thailand. Chao Phya Thipakon (or Praklang) was Foreign Minister of Siam under King Mongkut. His book, the "Kitchanukit", was the first book printed and published by a Thai. Alabaster here provides a partial translation. A good copy in rather dust-soiled original yellow cloth. Label removed from rear end-paper. First edition, pp.91. Bookplates of Ernest Mason Satow, British Legation, Yedo, and University of London.

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        Unsigned carte de visite photo (Ivan, 1818-1883, Russian Novelist & Dramatist)]

      1870 - showing him head and shoulders in an oval, 4" x 2½", no place, no date, circa

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        Doppelseitig kolorierter Papierfächer. Frankreich?, um 1870.

      1870. Gestell mit 22 Stäben aus Bein, die äußeren mit ornamentalen Applikationen, daran mont. lithogr. Papierblatt. Ca. 25 cm. Charakteristischer Fächer im Stil des Neorokoko mit den typischen Bildelementen auf den gefalteten Papierblättern: figürliche (hier antik-mythologische) Szenen im Mittelfeld, gerahmt von der parkartigen, lieblichen Landschaft des Locus amoenus, an den Rändern übergehend in goldene florale, dem Rokoko entlehnte Dekormotive. - Von den Stäben des Gestells sind hier nur die beiden äußeren mit ornamentalen Applikationen verziert, teils in Perlmutt. - Einzelne Applikationen fehlen oder sind gelockert, Papier mit mehreren tiefen Einrissen der Falze und kleinen Läsuren, leichte Leimspuren auf der Rückseite, eine kleine Stelle verklebt.

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        JEU DE 9 FAMILLES ENTIEREMENT MANUSCRIT 19ème SIECLE 1870/ 56 CARTES AQUARELLEE

      - JEU DE 9 FAMILLES ENTIEREMENT MANUSCRIT 19ème SIECLE 1870/ 56 CARTES AQUARELLEE

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        Brüssel 1806 - 1874). Schafe. Öl auf Leinwand. Um 1870. Unten rechts signiert. 82 x 46 cm. Im Holzrahmen mit Messingschildchen.

      1870 - Sechs Schafe, davon vier liegend, in hügeliger Weidelandschaft unter hohem wolkigen Himmel.- Verso auf Rahmen eigenhändig bezeichnet 'AR Jones Brussels', desweiteren alter Aufkleber eines Malerbedarfshandels 'E.M. Bourguignon' in Brüssel und Leinwand bestempelt 'Prepared by Charles Roberson 99 Long Ace London '.- Ein kleines restauriertes Loch im Himmel.- Aus der Sammlung Häusler, Kiel.- Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson: by one of the firm

      London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1870. First English edition. With 4 plates. iv, 254, [2, publisher's ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary dark green cloth, spine titled in gilt, boards with two floral bands in blind. Bookplate of Arthur Probyn Jones, Bt.(1882-1951). Extremities rubbed, hinges tender. Chapter XIV (pp. 138-150) marked in pencil (for dramatic reading or performance?). Good plus. First English edition. With 4 plates. iv, 254, [2, publisher's ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. First edition is the rare 1862 American edition. Sadleir 15a

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        Album of 17 Original Watercolors Done in the Same Hand The subject: Things Floral, The Alphabet of Angela - Language of Flowers c1870s-80s

      1870s. Somewhat naive yet elegant watercolors, all with a floral or nature theme. Each is captioned in pencil. The first is captioned Preparing for Winter showing a young girl gathering sticks. There are single floral specimens, garlands and mixtures of both. Includes flowers as Inidan Azilie, Persian Tulip and Pomegranate. A bouquet in a vase is captioned The Alphabet of Angela. Of additional note are two Flower People translations from the Language of Flowers. The first is Rose and Beauty and the second is Elgantine Poetry. Measures 8" x 6".

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        Album of 17 Original Watercolors Done in the Same Hand. The subject: Things Floral, The Alphabet of Angela - Language of Flowers c1870s-80s.

      1870 - Somewhat naive yet elegant watercolors, all with a floral or nature theme. Each is captioned in pencil. The first is captioned Preparing for Winter showing a young girl gathering sticks. There are single floral specimens, garlands and mixtures of both. Includes flowers as Inidan Azilie, Persian Tulip and Pomegranate. A bouquet in a vase is captioned The Alphabet of Angela. Of additional note are two Flower People translations from the Language of Flowers. The first is Rose and Beauty and the second is Elgantine Poetry. Measures 8" x 6".

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        The Popular History of England: An Illustrated History of Society and Government from the Earliest Period to our Own Times.

      London: Bradbury and Evans, n.d. (c.1870). 8 volumes; Royal octavo. A very attractive set in a half mid-green morocco, gilt over pebble-grained cloth sides, marbled edges and end-papers. Illustrated with numerous steel engravings and in-text woodcuts. Little shelf wear; near fine.

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        Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale ... Recherches zoologiques. Troisième partie, 1re section: ÉTUDES SUR LES REPTILES ET LES BATRACIENS.

      Paris, Imprimérie Impériale, 1870-1873. Folio (365 x 280mm). 8 splendidly chromo-lithographed plates after drawings by F. Bocourt, 6 plates show tortoises and 2 show reptiles. The plates are from the first and second livraison. In total 99 plates were published of which 21 coloured."Finally, in the last year of his life, Duméril published the first part of what became, herpetologically, his 'magnum opus': the section on reptiles of "Mission Scientifique au Mexique ..."; Bocourt had gone to Mexico, where Napoleon III had set up a puppet government under Archduke Maximilian of Austria, but with the latter's overthrow and execution Bocourt had to collect in Guatemala and adjacent countries. On returning to Paris, Bocourt assisted Duméril ..." (Adler. History of Herpetology, pp. 43/44). //Nissen ZBI, 1198.

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        Beautifying Country Homes. A Handbook of Landscape Gardening. Illustrated by Plans of Places Already Improved.

      New York: Orange Judd and Company, (1870). - The Swiss-born landscape architect emigrated to the Unites States in 1859, settling in Hartford. This, his first book, ".documents his major commissions.and contains the best surviving evidence of his technical skill in site engineering as well as his taste in landscape design" ("Pioneers of American Landscape Design") Forty pages of illustrated text discussing technique is followed by twenty-four illustrated plans of work in Hartford and the Northeast. First edition. Folio (35 x 27 cm); 40 pp.; 84 text cuts and 24 colored lithographic plates. Rubbing and wear to backstrip and extremities; bookplate and owner’s ink stamp to front pastedown; plates bright and clean. A good copy in original gilt-stamped maroon publisher’s cloth. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Davies' Central Europe. Map of Central Europe Containing all the Railways in use with the Stations, also the Principal Roads, Rivers and Mountain Ranges

      Stanford, 6, Charing Cross Road, London 1870 - Stanford's Series of New Library Maps. 45 folding linen backed panels folding out to 48 x 34 inches. 8vo. Original green pebbled cloth. Signed by O. W. Peabody, Boston, Mass. Fine 45 folding linen backed panels folding out to 48 x 34 inches. 8vo

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        Liebert, Palais de Saint Cloud incendié

      1870 - Photographie,vintage albumen print, La Commune // Circa 1870 // Tirage albuminé // Format (cm): 20x25

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        GUSTAVE FLAUBERT - Lettre autographe signée sur Nohant

      - Lettre autographe signée Albert Simmonet, petit-neveu de George Sand. (Paris) 9 février (1870) ; 1 page in-8°. Déchirure marginale réparée. Albert Simmonet tout juste embauché à la Banque de France remercie Gustave Flaubert : « Vous avez bien tort de me remercier car c’est Me Sand qui a tout fait. Je n’y suis pour rien ; voilà. C’est moi qui vous remercie de votre bon souvenir. Dites toutes mes tendresses à Nohant tout entier, depuis Mr Maurice (Maurice Sand) jusqu’à Coq-en-bois (marionnette de Nohant dirigé par Maurice Sand). Embrassez bien pour moi, Loulou, mes amitiés à Fadet (la petite Aurore Sand et son chien) » Il ajoute : « Les répétitions de l’Autre marchent bien & la direction, comme les artistes, compte sur un grand succès » Il note l’adresse de Simonnet en bas de page : « rue Murillo 4, Parc Monceau » « L’Autre », dernière pièce de George Sand créée le 25 février au Théâtre de l’Odéon [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Cottage, Lodge, and Villa Architecture

      1870. First Edition . AUDSLEY, William and AUDSLEY, George Ashdown. Cottage, Lodge, and Villa Architecture. London, Glasgow, Edinburgh: William Mackenzie, circa 1868-1870. Folio (13 by 18 inches), contemporary three-quarter brown calf expertly rebacked, raised bands, burgundy morocco spine and board labels, marbled boards. $1800.First edition of this popular guide to architecture, complete with 91 lithographic plates on 90 sheets.“By the time the Audsley brothers had established their architectural practice in the early 1860s, the Gothic Revival was a popular choice for churches and dwellings. By the 1870s, large public buildings, hotels, railroad stations, and offices were being designed in the style” (David H. Fox). In this survey of domestic architecture, the Audsleys combine history and practical advice, providing information on when various styles were introduced into Britain and on how they were adapted for use in the middle of the 19th century. The handsome lithographic plates depict an assortment of building structures, complete with elevations and floor plans, as well as details of such specific components as columns, gables, and mantlepieces. “The true Gothic revivalist does not desire to see, by a servile copyism of ancient buildings, the comforts and indispensable requirements of modern civilization done away with or even modified, but rather desires to elevate his art by making it subservient to every end, and by molding it to suit the every day wants of time” (page 3). Lithographic red-and-black title page. Plates bound in numeric order, rather than as listed in the Table of Contents. Numbering omits Plates 62, 69-74, as issued, but adds Plates 4A-10A, 28A-B, 51A, and 54A (4A and 5A together on one sheet). Lithographic impressions crisp. Dampstain to lower right corner of text block, light foxing to text, and a few wormholes. Contemporary binding moderately rubbed. A very good copy.

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        Juvenile- Early Trivia Game] Chiromagica

      McLoughlin Bros. c. 1870, New York - Original mahogany box with superb color pictorial insert on cover, inserted pane of glass with central hand-spinner, onlaid printed instructions and one sheet of answers affixed to glass, three double-sided question discs and two further pictorial onlays with answers, sliding lid with chromo-pictorial design featuring a wizard and black cat. Overall 30x30 cm (11¾x11¾"). An early trivia game whereby general knowledge questions are magically answered by the hand-spinner. When the question on the center disc is aligned, the magnetic hand-spinner will point to the correct answer printed on the matching overlay. Rare. Light wear to box, spinning hand not functioning correctly; two additional answer overlays with some chipping and tearing, backed with brown paper to prevent further damage; very good.

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        [Juvenile- Early Trivia Game] Chiromagica

      New York: McLoughlin Bros., c. 1870. Original mahogany box with superb color pictorial insert on cover, inserted pane of glass with central hand-spinner, onlaid printed instructions and one sheet of answers affixed to glass, three double-sided question discs and two further pictorial onlays with answers, sliding lid with chromo-pictorial design featuring a wizard and black cat. Overall 30x30 cm (11¾x11¾"). An early trivia game whereby general knowledge questions are magically answered by the hand-spinner. When the question on the center disc is aligned, the magnetic hand-spinner will point to the correct answer printed on the matching overlay. Rare. Light wear to box, spinning hand not functioning correctly; two additional answer overlays with some chipping and tearing, backed with brown paper to prevent further damage; very good.

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        Album.

      Gran Bretagna, 1870 c.a, album di cm. 28 x 23, legatura originale cart. con bei fregi ed impres. dorate al dorso e al piatto ant. al quale è anche applicato un cartoncino ovale illustrato a colori (dorso restaurato alla parte sup.) 18 pag. cartonate con 425 ritagli a colori quasi tutti di cm. 5 x 8 ma anche grandi, cm. 10 x 24 (prevalentemente di fiori, bambini, angeli ma anche altri soggetti). Molto bello !

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        Costantinople, Vieux Quartier

      Parigi 1870 - Da un dipinto di Jean-Baptiste Herni Durand Brager (1814-1879). Litografia a colori, con ritocchi coevi ad acquarello, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Dimensioni dell'ovale 575x385 mm. Opera molto rara. After a painting by Jean-Baptiste Herni Durand Brager (1814-1879). Litograph, printed in colour, with original colouring, very god condition. A very rare work. Dimensioni 575 385mm

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        R. E. Lee

      New York: Blelock & Co, 1870. Steel-faced copper plate: 10 x 7 inches; image: 5 x 3 inches. Title in facsimile signature. Three-quarter length portrait of General Lee in full dress uniform with swordRobert E. Lee (1807-1870) is probably the most revered soldier in American history, and he epitomised many soldierly virtues. The calm dignity of his bearing, which comes through clearly in all the images of him, is especially well communicated in this photogravure by an unknown photographer, taken in 1863.

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