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      Boston - James R. Osgood and Company, 1871 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this intriguing poetical work by the American author Francis Bret Harte. Bound in greencloth with gilt lettering. Condition: The binding is generallytight and firm with some cords exposed. There is some slight wear externally including bumping and sunning to the spine. Internally the pages are generally clean with some browning and occasional spotting. There is light foxing to thefirst andlast few pages. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Les Arts au Moyen Age et a l'?poque de La Renaissance

      73 - Paris - Librairie de Firmin Didot Frres, Fils et Cie, 1871 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Two bright volumes from Paul Lacroix's vastly comprehensive and beautifully illustratedLe Moyen Age et La Renaissance. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering. Vie Militaire et Religieuse is a First Edition. Les Arts Au Moyen Age has 19 chromolithographs and over 400 illustrations. Vie Militaire et Religieuse has 14 chromolithographs and over 400 illustrations. There are'Percival Pearse' booksellers labels on the front endpapers of both volumes. Paul Lacroix, 1806 1884, was a French author and journalist. Lacroix was an extremely prolific and varied writer. Over twenty historical romances alone came from his pen, and he also wrote a variety of serious historical works, including a history of Napoleon III, and the life and times of the Tsar Nicholas I of Russia. He is best known under his pseudonym of P. L. Jacob, bibliophile, or Bibliophile Jacob, suggested by the constant interest he took in public libraries and books generally. Lacroixwas the author of Le moyen ge et la renaissance, a standard work on the manners, customs and dress of those times, the chief merit of which lies in the great number of illustrations it contains. He also wrote many monographs on phases of the history of culture, including Manners, Custom and Dress During the Middle Ages and During the Renaissance Period. His works on bibliography were also extremely numerous. In 1885 he was appointed librarian of the Arsenal Library, Paris. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. The front outer hinge of Vie Militaire is split and thefront inner hingehas failed. There is a chance the front board could detach in the post, even after careful packaging. There is some wear to the extremities, including some bumping and rubbing, with slight discolouration to the boards. There are ink numbers on the spine of Vie Militaire. Internally the pages are bright withthe occasionalscattered spotting. There is a 'Percival Pearse' ink stamp ona front endpaper. Overall the condition of Les Arts au Moyen Age is very good. The condition of Vie Militaire is good, with a very good interior..

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        A Treatise on Diamonds and Pearls, in which their importance is considered, and plain rules are exhibited for ascertaining the value of both; and the true method of manufacturing Diamonds.

      Fourth edition. London, W.L. Molyneaux, 1871. 8vo. pp. xxiii, 96, with 30 plates and tables. Publisher's gilt cloth. The first edition was published in 1750 and was the first book in English to describe how diamonds and pearls can be evaluated on the basis of the factors of size (or weight) and style of cut. Thomas Weeks Holmes preface: 'This treatise ... has been re-printed in its entirety ... exactly the same as the original edition. The lapse of time led to many changes in prices, &c., thereby necessitating careful revision; and emendations, to suit the present value of Diamonds, have been given at the foot of the pages, so that the past may readily be contrasted with the present". "The prices mentionned are footnoted, along with numerous other remarks, but the figures in the tables are not changed. Holmes was editor of the 'Goldschmith' magazine and his comments are valuable" (Sinkankas).//Sinkanskas, Gemology, an annotated bibliography, 3202.

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        A History of the Birds of Europe. 8 volume set

      London The Author 1871. VG : in very good condition without dust jackets as issued. Spines faded to brown. Occasional light foxing. Faint offsetting to a few plates First Edition Green hardback tooled half-leather cover with marbled boards 320mm x 250mm (13" x 10"). xlvi, 102pp; 644pp; 620pp; 632pp; 668pp; 708pp; 660pp; 666pp + indexes and plates. 631 hand-coloured plates by J G Keulemans + 2 b/w plates. 8 volumes set, published 1871 - 1881. Later supplement (volume IX, 1895) not present. Lithographs by Hanhart.

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        The Red-Cross Alliance at Sea. With two Engravings. Mit 1 Litographie in Frontispiz u. gefalt. Tafel mit dem Schiff-Durchschnitt. Handschriftliche Verfasserswidmung zu damaligen Kriegsminister auf Vorsatz.

      Hague: Martinus Nijhoff 1871 - OLWd., 95 S., 8°. Einband etwas berieben u. wenig gelockert. Mehrfach gestempelt u. mit blauen Bunstiftanmerkungen auf Vorsatz versehen. Titelblatt gefaltet (geknickt); Tafel auf Kleberrand gering eingerissen, sonst in gutem Zustand. Sehr selten. * Our books are stored in a warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: en [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      pei Tipi di Francesco Vigo 1871 Cm.27,8x19. Pg.6,74. Legatura assai bella in piena pergamena coeva, con impressioni al piatto anteriore, doppia bordura in oro e rosso ai piatti, tasselli in pelle con titoli e fregi ornamentali in oro al dorso. Fogli di guardia marmorizzati. Ottimo esemplare, ad amplissimi margini. Il testo si apre con una "Avvertenza" di Alessandro D'Ancona. Con 14 figure e iniziali figurate, appositamente disegnate da Enrico Ferrari ed incise da Francesco Ratti, ambedue bolognesi. Si tratta del secondo volume della "Raccolta di scritti inediti o rari" dei primi secoli della lingua italiana, pubblicati dal Vigo a mo' di strenna. "Edizione di soli 153 esemplari, dei quali 140 in carta a mano di Fabriano, dieci in carta reale a mano inglese, e tre in pergamena. I soli esemplari destinati ai sottoscrittori sono numerati progressivamente, e ciascuno di essi porta il nome del sottoscrittore". Il nostro esemplare porta il n°57, ed è uno degli "esemplari in carta a mano inglese, impresso per la collezione del Tipografo - Editore". Splendido esempio di editoria artistica ottocentesca. Si tratta della ristampa di un interessante romanzo popolare trecentesco, tratto da un Codice Palatino - Panciatichiano di n°75, raffrontato con uno Magliabechiano (IV, 105), che intreccia avventura cavalleresca, racconto erotico e tema religioso in un notevole esempio di lingua volgare.

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        Pilgrimage to the Caaba and Charing Cross

      London: W. H. Allen & Co., 1871. Octavo. Original green cloth, bevelled boards, title to spine, and to the front board within decorative panel, edges stained red, brown surface-paper endpapers. Mounted photographic portrait frontispiece. A little rubbed, lower fore-corner showing mild signs of damp, hinges starting, half-title browned, else very good. First edition. The author held a position equivalent to chancellor of the exchequer at the court of the young Nawab of Tonk, a small Muslim kingdom in Rajasthan, hedged on all sides by Hindu-ruled states. After the death of the Thakoor of Lawa , the largest tributary of Tonk, and a number of his retainers at the home of the prime minister of Tonk, the local political agent Lieut.-Col. Eden supported Lawa's claims in the incident and deposed the Nawab. Hassan was a key member in a deputation that set out for London to appeal against the local agent's findings. He gives a highly-detailed account of the voyage from Bombay to Jedda via Aden and Hodyda, and of the journey on camel-back to Mecca, where they complete the Hajj, and on to Medina to see The Prophet's tomb. The party then returned to Jedda, from where Hassan set out for London via Suez and Marseilles. Hassan's appeal was unsuccessful, and the Nawab's son continued in his stead. Attractive and unusual account, with much on Mecca and the proceedings of the hajj.

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        Notes on the natural history of the Strait of Magellan and West coast of Patagonia made during the voyage of HMS "Nassau" in the years 1866, 67, 68, & 69 / by Robert O. Cunningham

      Edinburgh : Edmonston & Douglas, 1871, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionVery good copy with decorated endpapers in the original gilt-blocked, blind-tooled green cloth. Professionally rebacked with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Corners slightly bumped and worn. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong with minor library marks to half-title page. Folded map has previous owner's minor tape repair marks. Further scans available upon request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 517 pages; Physical description. : xvi, 517 p. , 20 leaves of plates : ill. (col. ), frontis. Tissue guard (col. ), fold. Map (col. ). ; 21 cm. Subject: Natural history - Magellan, Strait of (Chile and Argentina) Natural history - Patagonia.

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        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift.

      Graz, 13. IV. 1871.. 3 1/2 S., 8°.. [An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875)]. - "[...] 1855 wurde er Berater des neuen Marinekommandanten Erzherzog Ferdinand Max. Ab 1854 war er Linienschiffskapitän und Kommandant der Fregatte Venus. Bald darauf konnte er seinen fortschrittsbegeisterten Herrn für den Plan einer Weltumseglung gewinnen, mit deren Planung er 1856 betraut wurde. Als Commodore der Fregatte Novara befehligte er persönlich die Expedition, die vom 30. April 1857 bis 26. August 1859 dauerte. Zahlreiche Forschungsergebnisse, reiche Sammlungen für entstehende Wiener Museen und hohes Ansehen für die kaiserliche Marine waren die wichtigsten Ergebnisse dieser Weltumseglung (der zweiten unter österreichischer Flagge). Er konnte aufgrund seiner wissenschaftlichen Kenntnisse alle ozeanographischen, hydrographischen und meteorologischen Beobachtungen selbst vornehmen. Für seine wissenschaftlichen Leistungen wurde er u.a. 1863 als Ehrenmitglied in die Kgl. Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften aufgenommen" (Wikipedia). --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - Gefaltet. -

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        The Works of Thomas de Quincey, "The English Opium Eater," Including All His Contributions to Periodical Literature, Third Edition, in Sixteen Volumes (Complete 16 volume set)

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black. 1871. Third edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. Sixteen volume complete set, third edition from 1871 (volumes dated individually), hardcovers with uniformly bound half-crushed morocco and green cloth boards, small octavos (4 3/4 x 7 3/16"), varying paginations, eleven of the sixteen volumes illustrated with b&w engraved frontispieces and plates. Set in VG+ condition with mild edgewear and bumps to corners and spine ends, general mild shelfwear to boards, spines bright with five raised bands and gilt decoration, red and green leather title bands on spines, gilt tooling to boards, bindings tight, handsome marbled endpapers and edges of text blocks, texts clean and unmarked with mild toning throughout, mild toning to top edges of text blocks. Individual volume stats: Volume one--Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, 1862, 290pp.; Volume two--Recollections of the Lakes and the Lake Poets: Coleridge, Wordsworth, and Southey, 1863, 244pp.; Volume three--Last Days of Immanuel Kant and Other Writings, 1863, 342pp.; Volume four--The English Mail Coach and Other Writings, 1862, 352pp.; Volume five--Dr. Samuel Parr, or Whiggism in Its Relations to Literature and Other Writings, 1862, 395pp.; Volume six--Richard Bentley and Other Writings, 1863, 333pp.; Volume seven--Protestantism and Other Essays, 1862, 352pp.; Volume eight-- Leaders in Literature With a Notice of Traditional Errors Affecting Them, 1862, 332pp.; Volume nine--The Caesars and Other Papers, 1862, 310pp.; Volume ten--Style and Rhetoric and Other Papers, 1862, 326pp.; Volume eleven--Coleridge and Opium-Eating and Other Writings, 1863, 333pp.; Volume twelve--Speculations Literary and Philosophic, 1863, 303pp.; Volume thirteen--The Art of Conversation and Other Papers, 1863, 332pp.; Volume fourteen--Autobiographic Sketches 1790-1803, 1863, 467pp.; Volume fifteen--Biographies of Shakspeare (Shakespeare), Pope, Goethe, and Schiller and On the Political Parties of Modern England, 1863, 330pp.; and Volume sixteen--Suspiria de Profundis: Being a Sequel to the Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and Other Miscellaneous Writings, 1871, 580pp. THIS LARGE SET WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING FEES.

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      Robert Clarke & Co., 1871., 1871. First edition. 8vo. Original purple printed wrappers, viii, 9 - 95 pp., preface, introduction, illustrated, advertisements. Details the resources of Kansas including rivers, timber, coal, soil, culture, crops, fruits, livestock, cities, towns, railroads, stage companies, schools, colleges, churches, etc. There are sections on livestock, railroads, cities and towns, and the general character of the people and future prospects of the state. The booklet is a strong and positive commentary on the state and encourages people to come and live there citing cheap homes and an opportunity to succeed. Herd 939 says "Rare." Very good copy housed in a 4-point cloth binder and slipcase with leather label on the spine and titles stamped in gold. GRAFF 1681. HERD 939. HOWES G439. RADER 1706.

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        Der Golf von Buccari-Porto Re. Bilder und Skizzen. Inscribed By the Author.

      Mercy 1871. PP frontis, viii; 125; + plates & Maps. Illustrated with Coloured lithograph Frontis, 30 Plates, 14 Plans, 22 Illustrations, + Two linen backed and folding Coloured lithograph Maps loose at the back, as issued. Inscribed to front free endpaper: to Sir .... the author. BINDING: Original highly decorative and gilt covers. CONDITION: Spine slightly faded, a very small library stamp to front pastedown and verso of title page only, occasional foxing- a little heavy in places; the plain paper folder at the back is torn with loss. A VERY GOOD AND ATTRACTIVE COPY.

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        Essai de Commentaire des Fragments Cosmogoniques de Bérose : d'après les Textes cunéiformes et les Monuments de l'art Asiatique

      Paris: Maisonneuve et Ce.. Very Good. 1871. Hardcover. Number 102 of only 200 copies. Bibliographic note to front fly. Quarter cloth to marbled boards. A nice, clean, tight copy. ; 8vo ; 576 pages .

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      1871 - Soporte: Entelado/On linen. Localidad: Barcelona. Tamaño del cartel: 70 x 200

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        Double Play; or How Joe Hardy Chose His Friends

      Boston: Lee and Shepard. 1871. First. First edition. 12mo. 244pp. Original red-brown cloth with gilt title and baseball decorations on the spine. Contemporary, neat gift inscription, bottom corners bumped, some wear to the spine ends, a very good copy. The fourth novel to incorporate baseball activity, the second was the author's own Changing Base; or What Edward Rice Learnt at School (Boston, 1869). The author, son of the famous orator Edward Everett and cousin of the author Edward Everett Hale, also served in Congress. An attractive copy. .

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        Derecho Publico Mexicano (Complete in 4 volumes)

      Mexico: Imprenta del Gobierno. 1871-1882. First. First edition. Four volumes (Vols. 1 and 4, 1871; vols. 2-3, 1882). 30 cm. Owner's signature in neat ink on the title pages, "P-.M. Astiazaran." Contemporary dark red half levant leather and marbled paper boards, gilt spine titles. All four volumes are very good, with moderate soiling and wear to the leather, light rubbing to the boards, and browning to the text pages; with a small chip to the back board of volume 4. The full title reads: "Compilacion que contiene: importantes documentos relativos a la independencia, la Constitucion de Apatzingan, el plan de Iguala, tratados de Cordoba, la acta de independencia, cuestiones de derecho publico resueltas por la Soberana junta gubernativa, cuestiones constitucionales tratadas por el primer Congreso constituyente, la acta constitutiva de los Estados-unidos mexicanos, la Constitucion de 1824, las leyes constitucionales de 1836, las bases organicas, la acta de reformas, la Constitucion de 1857 y la discusion de todas esta constituciones." .

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        PHEASANT FROM TIBET, Polyplectron thibetanum, magnificent hand-colored lithograph (23.5 x 18.75 inches).

      1871 - From: Elliot, D.G. - Monograph of Phasianidae or family of Pheasants, 1871, volume 1, plate no. 6.

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        Monograph of the Fossil Mammalia of the Mesozoic Formations

      (London): Palaeontographical Society, 1871. vi; 115 pages. 4 lithograph plates each with accompanying letterpress description, illustrations in text. Some page edges uncut, couple of pages lightly creased. Professionally rebound in dark green half morocco with matching cloth sides. Sir Richard Owen was a controversial English biologist, anatomist, and paleontologist, who rejected Darwin's theory of evolution. He wrote an important general account of the Mesozoic land-reptiles. His History of British Fossil Mammals and Birds, was followed by many later memoirs, notably this his Monograph of the Fossil Mammalia of the Mesozoic Formations. An excellent copy of this important monongraph. Near Fine. 4to.

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        Hereditary Genius

      D. APPLETON & CO, NEW YORK 1871 - Text Pristine condition spine slightly darkened impressed pinwheels inside corners. General shelf wear, slightly age-toned spine & pages, rubbed extremities, small bookplate on inner front board, good, clean and unmarked. Also, has fold out charts DATE PUBLISHED: 1871 EDITION: 390 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Works of Fancy and Imagination

      London: Strahan and Co., 1871., 1871. 10 volumes; 16mo. In fine publisher's green cloth with gilt titles and gilt tooling to spines; elaborate gilt panelling to upper boards, blind stamped on rear covers; brown end papers; all edges gilt. Extremities very lightly rubbed; owner's inscription to half title of volume I. An unusualy bright and complete set of the First Collected Edition. Shaberman 44.

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        Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

      Macmillan and Company, London 1871 - 192 Pp. Early But Not First Printing, Stated Twenty-Eighth Thousand, With 1871 Date At Bottom Of Title Page. All Edges Gilt. Complete Original Red Cloth, Gilt Lettering, With Green Endpapers , No Repairs. Light Wear, Top Of Publisher's Name On Spine Is Weak,Very Small Areas In Gilt Rules At Edges Are Also Weak, All Other Gilt Strong Including All Lettering. Hinges Intact, Never Repaired, Not Cracked. One Weak Crease Down Length Of Rear Cover, Another About 2/5 Of Height. Fraying Along Top And Bottom Of Spine But With No Loss Of Height; 5/8" Tear To Cloth At Top Of Rear Spine Edge, Tiny, Almost Pinpoint Frays At Tips. Contents Including Endpapers Otherwise Near Fine, Even The Tissue Guard To The Frontispiece Is Intact With No Tears Or Foxing. Small Stamp Of The Book Collection "Sammlung Monschein" At Very Bottom Of First Front Endpaper. Ownership Signature "A. Torkington" At Top Of Half-Title; There Was An A. Torkington In Cricket Records At Marylebone In 1873, But Otherwise Not Identified. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Treaty of Washington 1871-1875. A complete collection of 41 British Parliamentary documents

      London: Houses of Parliament, 1871. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. This extraordinary 3 volumes set in full darkened red cloth covers with gilt type on the spines includes and 11 sewn reports, 31.5cm x 20cm (12.5 x 8 inches). A remarkable collection of 41 British Parliamentary paper ex Public Record Office (British National Archives) and 11 sewn reports in paper wrappers. Very clean copies in near fine condition.The Treaty of Washington 1871-75 UK documents are historically significant and of great importance to American, Great Britain and Canadian history. Historical context and importance.In 1871 the United States demanded compensation from Great Britain for damages inflicted on U.S. commerce during the Civil War by the Alabama, a Confederate warship built in England. The United Sates also demanded the resumption of use of Canadian and Newfoundland inshore fisheries, previously denied 1818-54 and after the 1866 lapse of the Reciprocity Treaty and also in dispute the ownership of San Juan Island (off the coast of British Columbia in the Straight of Georgia and concerning the Oregon boundary line). Restitution to Canada for Fenian raids, 1866-70 .The Treaty was settled in a series of arbitrations in Washington. "And yet 1870 and 1871 are perhaps remembered less for the vast strides taken by Canadian federalism than for the sudden marked improvement, somewhat at Canadian expense, which took place in Anglo-American relations as a whole -- culminating, as it did, in the Treaty of Washington, 8 May 1871, which has been held by some to be second only in importance for the United States to the Treaty of Versailles in 1783." quoted from The Cambridge History of the British Empire Vol. 3, page 294The quote preceding, relating to the "somewhat at Canadian expense" is a very important part of the reality of Canadian history. Sir John A. MacDonald was at the negotiations but had virtually NO impact or say. He was the first Prime Minister of Canada, elected in 1867, and all the Canadian decisions and concessions were made by the British negotiators.A great success for the United States, the Treaty of Washington was also a milestone in the history of international arbitration. The treaty was considered an "unprecedented accomplishment", having solved border disputes, reciprocal trade, and navigation issues. A friendly perpetual relationship between Great Britain and America was established, with Britain having expressed regret over the Alabama damages. The complete collection of 41 British Parliamentary documents CONTENTS.11 sewn reports in paper wrappers.• CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING THE APPOINTMENT OF A JOINT HIGH COMMISSION TO CONSIDER THE VARIOUS QUESTIONS AFFECTING THE RELATIONS BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. North America No 1 (1871). C262. Paper wrappers. 6pp.• DESPATCH FROM HER MAJESTY'S HIGH COMMISSIONERS, WITH COPY ANNEXED OF THE TREATY SIGNED AT WASHINGTON, MAY 8, 1871. . North America No 2 (1871). C344. Paper wrappers. 12pp• INSTRUCTIONS TO HER MAJESTY'S HIGH COMMISSIONERS, AND PROTOCOLS OF CONFERENCES HELD AT WASHINGTON BETWEENFEBRUARY 27 AND MAY 6, 1871. North America No 3 (1871). C346. Paper wrappers. 16pp.• TREATY BETWEEN HER MAJESTY AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. SIGNED AT WASHINGTON, MAY 8, 1871.C386. Paper wrappers. 11pp.• CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA IN CONNECTION WITH THE APPOINTMENT OF THE JOINT HIGH COMMISSION AND THE TREATY OF WASHINGTON. 1872. C539. Paper wrappers. 15pp• FURTHER CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA IN CONNECTION WITH THE APPOINTMENT OF THE JOINT HIGH COMMISSION AND THE TREATY OF WASHINGTON. 1872. C540. 2pp â€¢ FURTHER CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE GOVERNMENTS OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND AND NEWFOUNDLAND, RESPECTING THE TREATY OF WASHINGTON. 1872. C557. 12pp• FURTHER CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA IN CONNECTION WITH THE TREATY OF WASHINGTON. 1873. C702. Paper wrappers 8pp• FURTHER CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE GOVERNMENTS OF CANADA, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, AND NEWFOUNDLAND, RESPECTING THE TREATY OF WASHINGTON. 1873. C750. Paper wrappers. iv + 22pp.• FURTHER CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE GOVERNMENTS OF CANADA, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, AND NEWFOUNDLAND, RESPECTING THE TREATY OF WASHINGTON. 1873. C774. Paper wrappers. 8pp.• CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING THE DETERMINATION OF THE NORTH-WESTERN BOUNDARY BETWEEN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES. 1875. C1131. 2ppBound volume for 1872.• CASE PRESENTED ON THE PART OF THE GOVERNMENT OF HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY FOR THE TRIBUNAL OF ARBITRATION UNDER ARTICLE 1 OF THE TREATY CONCLUDED AT WASHINGTON…North America No 1 (1872) C469. 168pp.• THE CASE OF THE UNITED STATES, TO BE AID BEFORE THE TRIBUNAL OF ARBITRATION TO BE CONVENED AT GENEVA UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE TREATY….North America No 2(1872). C476. viii + 145pp. Folding map.• CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING THE PRESENTATION AT GENEVA OF THE BRITISH COUNTER-CASE TO THE ARBITRATORS, INDER THE IVth ARTICLE OF THE TREATY OF WASHINGTON…North America No3 (1872). North America No3 (1872). C505. 2pp• COUNTER-CASE PRESENTED ON THE PART OF THE GOVERNMENT OF HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY FOR THE TRIBUNAL OF ARBITRATION UNDER ARTICLE 1 OF THE TREATY CONCLUDED AT WASHINGTON…North America No 4 (1872) C506. vi + 154pp. Folding map (of Port Phillip, Australia).• APPENDIX TO THE CASE PRESENTED ON THE PART OF THE GOVERNMENT OF HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY. Appendix to North America No4 (1872). iv + 111pp.• CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING THE PRESENTATION OF THE• COUNTER-CASES OF GREAT BRITAIN AND OF THE UNITED STATES, WITH THE DECLARATIONS MADE BY THE AGENTS OF THE RESPECTIVE GOVERNMENTS. North America No5 (1872). C528. 6pp• THE COUNTER-CASE OF THE UNITED STATES PRESENTED TO THE TRIBUNAL OF ARBITRATION AT GENEVA, UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE TREATY OF WASHINGTON…North America No6 (1872). C531. 49pp• CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING CLAIMS FOR INDIRECT LOSSES PUT FORWARD IN THE CASE PRESENTED BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT TO THE TRIBUNAL OF ARBITRATION AT GENEVA DRAFT OF ARTICLE PROPOSED BY HER MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES….North America No 8 (1872). C548. 1pp• CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING THE GENEVA ARBITRATION. North America No 9 (1872). C566. iv + 48pp• CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE TRIBUNAL OF ARBITRATION AT GENEVA. North America No 10 (1872). C570. 12pp• ARGUMENT OR SUMMARY SHOWING THE POINTS, AND REFERRING TO THE EVIDENCE RELIED UPON BY THE GOVERNMENT OF HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY IN ANSWER TO THE CLAIMS OF THE UNITED STATES: PRESENTED TO THE TRIBUNAL OF ARBITRATION…North America No 11 (1872). C571. 91pp• ARGUMENT OF THE UNITED STATES DELIVERED TO THE TRIBUNAL OF ARBITRATION AT GENEVA…North America No 12 (1872). C531. 193pp. Library mark to 1 page.Bound volume for 1873• ADDITIONAL ARTICLE TO THE TREATY BETWEEN HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY AND THE UNITED STATES OF MAY 8, 1871. SIGNED AT WASHINGTON, JANUARY 18, 1873. C736. 1pp• PROTOCOL OF A CONFERENCE HELD AT WASHINGTON, JUNE 7, 1873. North America No12 (1873). C775. 1pp• PAPERS RELATING TO THE PROCEEDINGS OF ARBITRATION AT GENEVA. Part I. PROTOCOLS, CORRESPONDENCE, &c. North America No 1 (1873). C688. vii + 401pp.• PAPERS RELATING TO THE PROCEEDINGS OF ARBITRATION AT GENEVA. Part II.CONTAINING THE AWARD OF THE TRIBUNAL., North America No 2 (1873). C689. iv + 258pp.• NORTH-WEST AMERICAN WATER BOUNDARY. CASE OF THE GOVERNMENT OF HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY, SUBMITTED TO THE ARBITRATION AND AWARD OF HIS MAJESTY THE EMPEROR OF GERMANY. North America No 3 (1873). iv + 41pp• NORTH-WEST AMERICAN WATER BOUNDARY. MEMORIAL ON THE CANAL DE HARO AS THE BOUNDARY LINE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…. North America No 4 (1873). 36pp• NORTH-WEST AMERICAN WATER BOUNDARY. SECOND AND DEFINITIVE STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT OF HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY, SUBMITTED TO HIS MAJESTY THE EMPEROR OF GRAFITI. …. North America No 5 (1873). 17 + xxxiv pp• NORTH-WEST AMERICAN WATER BOUNDARY. REPLY OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE CASE OF THE GOVERNMENT OF HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY, PRESENTED TO HIS MAJESTY THE EMPEROR OF GERMANY, AS ARBITRATOR…North America No 6 (1873). 45pp• NORTH-WEST AMERICAN WATER BOUNDARY. MAPS ANNEXED TO THE CASE OF THE GOVERNMENT OF HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY, SUBMITTED TO THE ARBITRATION AND AWARD OF HIS MAJESTY THE EMPEROR OF GERMANY. North America No 7 (1873). 5 large folding maps.• NORTH-WEST AMERICAN WATER BOUNDARY. MAPS ANNEXED TO THE MEMORIAL AND REPLY OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, SUBMITTED TO THE ARBITRATION AND AWARD OF HIS MAJESTY THE EMPEROR OF GERMANY. North America No 8 (1873). 14 folding maps.• NORTH-WEST AMERICAN WATER BOUNDARY. CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING THE AWARD OF THE EMPEROR OF GERMANY IN THE MATTER OF THE BOUNDARY LINE BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES. North America No 9 (1873). 12pp• PROTOCOL SIGNED AT WASHINGTON ON THE 10th OF MARCH, 1873, DEFINING THE BOUNDARY LINE THROUGH THE CANAL DE HARO, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AWARD OF THE EMPEROR OF GERMANY. OF OCTOBER 21, 1872. North America No 10 (1873). 3pp• CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING THE "LAFAYETTE", CAPTURED AND DESTROYED BY THE "ALABAMA". North America No 11 (1873) 5ppBound volume for 1874• CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES RESPECTING THE COMMUNICATION TO OTHER GOVERNMENTS OF THE RULES OF THE TREATY OF WASHINGTON. North America No 1 (1874) C1012. 21pp. Library mark on title â€¢ REPORT BY HER MAJESTY'S AGENT OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND AWARDS OF THE MIXED COMMISSION ON BRITISH AND AMERICAN CLAIMS…North America No 2 (1874). xii + 757pp• PAPERS RESPECTING THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE MIXED CLAIMS COMMISSION AT WASHINGTON. North America No 3 (1874). vi + 128pp• CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO THE NEGOTIATIONS FOR A • RECIPROCITY TREATY BETWEEN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES, C1060. 24pp.

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        [Drop-title]: Report on [Sugar Canes in] New Caledonia

      44 very finely hand-colored lithographed plates of sugar cane stems, each numbered & captioned in manuscript and signed by the artist Mrs. Maley de C. Moon. 11 pp. of text. Large 4to, orig. buff wrappers (dust soiled, spine torn, & stitching loose) with a contemporary manuscript inscription on upper cover (see below). N.p.: no publisher, n.d. [but New Caledonia (?) & Vacoas, Mauritius: Privately Printed, before 24 April 1871]. An extremely rare -- especially when complete, like our copy -- and finely illustrated work on the varieties of sugar cane cultivated on New Caledonia, an archipelago belonging to France, 750 miles east of Australia in the Pacific Ocean. We have located five other copies (National Library of Australia, State Library of New South Wales, Alexander Turnbull Library, Kew, and the Natural History Museum, London). All of them seem to lack a complete set of the lithographed plates (the Alexander Turnbull Library has only twelve plates and the copy at Kew is accompanied by the original drawings; the other located copies seem to have no plates). The upper wrapper bears the following contemporary inscription: "Sugar Canes collected in New Caledonia in 1869, 1870 for the Colony of Mauritius by J. Caldwell. Drawn from nature and on stone, and painted by Mad. M. de C. Moon. Printed by J. Caldwell. Vacoas [Mauritius]: 1873." Also inscribed on the upper wrapper, in the same hand, is: "Lady Stevenson." The sugar crisis of 1860 in the Indian Ocean island of Réunion, caused by a world-wide fall in the price of sugar and the ravages of a cane disease, motivated thousands of skilled and unskilled sugar workers and planters to migrate to New Caledonia in the following years. In 1869 Caldwell was dispatched by "the Chamber" of the government of Mauritius to study the sugar industry of New Caledonia and bring back sugar cane specimens. He observed that New Caledonian production of sugar, though one of the archipelago's principal foodstuffs, was barely sufficient for the requirements of locals (some of whom resorted to cannibalism to make up for nutritional deficits). Caldwell engaged Mrs. Moon, his companion and a resident of New Caledonia, to execute the original paintings and prepare them for lithography. Maley de C. Moon was a natural history artist whose "talent for drawing is quite remarkable," producing "exquisite drawings of island flowers" (Cheke & Hume, Lost Land of the Dodo, 2008, quoting Pfeiffer, 1861). Mrs. Moon's husband William had died in 1862, and thereafter she associated with James Caldwell, travelling with him to islands in the Indian Ocean, New Caledonia, Australia and India, where she died in 1880. As Mrs. Moon lived on New Caledonia, it seems likely that the plates were actually lithographed and hand-colored there. If the plates were prepared and printed in New Caledonia, this would have been a very remarkable achievement: based on Caldwell's description, it seems to have been in those early days of colonization one of the worst places on earth. The accompanying text was most probably printed at Vacoas, Mauritius. Caldwell reviews the history of New Caledonia from its earliest days of colonization in 1840, and the state of the sugar industry, which was at the time "on a very small scale," with only one working sugar house. He describes the enormous difficulties experienced -- drought, lack of capital, devastation caused by swarms of locusts, inadequate labor, etc. -- on the islands to grow and process cane. In the appendix (pages 9-11), he lists all the 44 varieties of canes that he collected for the government in Mauritius, with carefully observed details. Each is accompanied by an exquisite lithographed illustration, finely handcolored. With the manuscript captions, each one has the appearance of an original botanical watercolor. Lady Stevenson, to whom this copy was evidently presented, was presumably the widow of Sir William Stevenson, the governor-general of Mauritius between 1857 and 1863. Small stain on plate 32, otherwise in fine and fresh condition, preserved in a blue morocco-backed box. The copy at the Mitchell Library of the State Library of New South bears a note stating that they received the 11-page pamphlet on the 24th of April 1871. .

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      Chicago: Knight & Leonard, Printers, n.d. (ca 1871)., 1871. 8vo. 14 1/2" x 22" sheet, black and white map on one side, the other side has twelve panels of time tables, printed in black and white. The handsome map is of the Eastern U. S. with rail points of Bangor, Maine, Boston and New York and showing the railroad's routes and connections both East and West. The route moves westward to Kearney, Nebraska and south to Galveston, Texas, with all states defined including Indian Territory, Dakota Territory, Kansas, and a bit of Texas. There is also an inset map of the railroad route and connections throughout the Northwestern U.S. This brochure is identified as Form 2, E.P.W. and is in excellent condition. A fine copy.

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        Map of the Bays, Harbors and Rivers around New York

      New York: published by M. Dripps, 1871. Provenance: Thomas H. Kane (early ink stamp to lower right corner). Lithographic map, with full period hand-colour, on fine paper (old folds with some browning, expert repairs and occasional facsimile work). Sheet size: 33 1/4 x 28 3/8 inches. An attractive map of Manhattan and its surroundings. As the title suggests, this map concentrates on physical landmarks and features of the land and sea "Showing the channels, soundings, lighthouses, buoys &c. and the complete topography of the surrounding country; including Hemstead, Sandy-Hook, South-Amboy, Newark, Yonkers, N. Rochelle & Glencove". The title goes on to note that the map is "Based on the trigonometrical survey, executed in 1856, for the Harbor Commissioners of New York, by A.D. Bache Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Survey", but is at pains to point out that "The surveys of the cities, townships, railways, canals, roads, etc. are entirely original, & have been carefully revised & completed to date". "Checklist of Maps and Atlases relating to the city of New York in the New York Public Library" in the Bulletin of the New York Public Library , volume V (New York: 1901), p.70.

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        Jüdische Dogmen. Offenes Sendschreiben and den Herrn Dr. Ignatz Hirschler, Eigenthümer des "Izraelita Közlöny." Von --

      L. Aigner, Pest 1871 - First edition. Old entry of ownership (Schulhof) on titlepage. In contemporary paper. VIII, 40 p. A very important and early compilation of the "official" thoughts about the religious principles of Judaism of the Hungarian Neolog Jewry. Written after the 1868 Jewish Congress, the so-called Schism in Hungarian Jewry. The congress was held in order to establish a national representative organisation of the Hungarian Jewry initiated by the Hungarian government, but resulted the institutional division of the Jewry into the Orthodox, Neolog (Reform) and "Status Quo" factions. In this "response" Löw summarises the principles of the Jewish religion in exegetical, philosophical, theological, historical, ritual, pedagogical-didactical and liturgical aspects. Leopold Löw (Judah Leib; 1811-1875) was the most important Hungarian Neolog Rabbi of the 19th century, served in Pápa and Szeged. He was one of the chief figures of the emancipation of the Hungarian Jewry. As rabbi he was the first who held the sermons in Hungarian, already in 1840s, his sermons in Hungarian were published in 1870 which was the first publication of such collection in Hungarian. Ignatz Hirschler (Ignác; 1823-1891) was a pioneer of ophthalmology in Hungary, member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He was the president of the Jewish Community of Pest, Hungary's leading Neolog community. Served as the president of the Hungarian Physicians Association and published numerous scientific articles on innovative ophthalmologic methods in Hungarian and German medical journals. First edition. Old entry of ownership (Schulhof) on titlepage

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        The Chess Journal: Devoted to the Interests of Caissa No 1 August 1870; No II, August 15th, 1870; No 3, September 1st, 1870 Volume I [Second edition]; No IV, September 15th 1870; No V October 1st, 1870; No 6 October 15th, 1870 [Second edition]; No VII November 1st 1870; No VIII November 15th 1870

      Dubuque, Iowa: O. A. Bronson Jr, 1871. (CHESS) 8vo. Pp.13 (last page text printed on inside back wrapper, small photograph tipped in); Pp. [2], [15]-24 (18 printed in red); Pp. [12] (page numbering confused, self wrappers), this last interfiled with previous issue; Pp. [37]-52; Pp. [53]- 64; Pp. 12 (self wrappers); Pp. 12 (self wrappers); Pp.16 (self wrappers). Illustrations of chess boards. Disbound, with front wrapper only for yearly volume, wrappers for Parts II, IV and V bound in, several parts in self wrappers. Title browned, losses in lower outer margin from gnawing, browning of some leaves, else very good . First volume of this chess journal. The early volumes were called "Dubuque Chess Journal" and "Brownson's Chess Journal," then in 1876 the title was changed to "The American Chess Journal "and then in 1877 returned to "Chess Journal."¶ The portrait photograph is inserted between a problem by Edward H. Courtnay and problems by Ludwig von Bilou

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        Essai de Commentaire des Fragments Cosmogoniques de Bérose : d'après les Textes cunéiformes et les Monuments de l'art Asiatique

      Paris: Maisonneuve et Ce.. Very Good. 1871. Hardcover. Number 102 of only 200 copies. Bibliographic note to front fly. Quarter cloth to marbled boards. A nice, clean, tight copy. ; 8vo ; 576 pages .

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        The photographic world. Volume I

      Philadelphia: Benerman & Wilson 8vo (24.7 cm, 9.75"). viii, 8, 384 pp.; 13 plts.. 1871 American photographic incunable: the premier volume of this journal from the early days of professional photography, supervised by one of the most prominent photographers of the day. Wilson (1838–1903), one of the organizers of the National Photographic Association, was the editor of the Philadelphia Photographer and held the official license for photography at the Centennial Exhibition World's Fair. Collected here are all 12 monthly issues of the 1871debut of his addition to the Philadelphia Photographer, prefaced by a biographical sketch of George W. Childs written by James Parton. This periodical covers all the latest technical advances, tips on tricky procedures and techniques, discussions of the challenges of pursuing a career in photography (made clear here is that capturing children on film has always been frustrating!), methods for developing an artistic eye and sense of composition, and many other topics of interest to the dedicated photographer — with regular dashes of trade humor. The volume is => illustrated with 13 photographic plates: portraits, landscapes, copies of artworks, etc., intended to offer interesting and practical lessons in particular aspects of the art. In addition, a number of in-text wood engravings depict aspects of composition and pieces of equipment. Recent black moiré silk, spine with gilt-stamped title; new, archival guard tissues opposite photographs. Title-page and a number of others institutionally rubber-stamped. Pages gently age-toned, a few outer margins with small chips. First few leaves with inner margins reinforced, one later leaf with inner and lower margins thus; four leaves with small burn mark. First plate with short edge tear touching frame (only) of image and with small chip to upper outer corner of image; two darker plates (the two using Woodbury's Patent Process) with slight bloom, sepia-toned plates all clean and beautiful. Perfectly captures the state of the art.

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        Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1871-1872 Four volumes. First edition, first printing. Contemporary three-quarter green morocco over red marbled boards, with five raised bands ruled in black to the spine, spine compartments ruled in black, spine lettered in gilt, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers. Very good or better, with some wear and rubbing to the extremities, early color restoration to rubbed areas, former owner's bookplates to the front pastedown, former owner's signatures to the front free endpapers, stamp from Charles Edward Mudie's lending library to the front free endpaper, minor spotting to the first and last pages, otherwise bright and clean interiors. Overall, a bright and pleasing set in a contemporary binding. Middlemarch is the seventh novel by Mary Anne Evans, a top writer of the Victorian Era who chose to write under a male pseudonym so that her works would be taken more seriously. In addition to writing novels, she edited and contributed to the left-wing journal The Westminster Review as one of the only female editors of her time. Her novels were praised for being socially and politically conscious and realistic depictions of country life. Set in the fictional town Midlands in Middlemarch (thought to be based on Coventry) in the early 19th century, Middlemarch tells the interwoven stories of three couples' marriages, which are unhappy for a range of romantic and financial reasons. Throughout the text, Eliot references contemporary political events, including the death of George IV, the Reform Act of 1832, and the Industrial Revolution. The novel is divided into eight parts, reflecting its initial serial publication; Volume I contains "Miss Brooke" and "Old and Young," Volume II has "Waiting for Death" and "Three Love Problems," Volume III has "The Dead Hand" and "The Widow and the Wife," and Volume IV contains "Two Temptations" and "Sunset and Sunrise." Middlemarch is widely considered Eliot's masterpiece; when she was asked her opinion on the novel, her contemporary Emily Dickinson responded, "What do I think of Middlemarch? What do I think of glory - except that in a few instances 'this mortal has already put on immortality.'" Indeed, Virginia Woolf praised Middlemarch as the "magnificent book, which with all its imperfections, is one of the few English books written for grown-up people.". 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        At Last: A Christmas in the West Indies.

      . New York: Harper & Brothers 1871. Illustr. 465 + [2] pp. Publisher's, a little grubby, pictorial cloth. First free endpaper torn out; with a few contemporary underscores..

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      Imprenta en el pensamiento español - Madrid. 1871. Holandesa con puntas. 2Vol. 320Pág+648Pág. 22X15. Ilustrado. Obra fundamental. Ref 13 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Instructions to Her Majesty's High Commissioners and Protocols of Conferences Held at Washington Between February 27 and May 6 1871

      ONT> 1871 - An 19th century act relating to North America. The third act in the Treaty of Washington of 1871- a treaty signed and ratified by the United Kingdom and the United States in 1871 that settled various disputes between the countries, in particular the Alabama Claims. Condition: In a quarter morocco binding. Externally, smart with some rubbing and dampstaining. Joints starting. Internally, firmly bound with several blanks to front and back. Pages generally bright with spotting throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pilgrimage to the Caaba and Charing Cross.

      London, W. H. Allen & Co., [1871]. - 8vo. VIII, 174, 8, (2) pp. With mounted photoportrait frontispiece. Original elaborately giltstamped forest green cloth. All edges red. First and only edition; inscribed copy. The author worked in the service of the Nawab (sovereign) of Tonk, in Hindustan. A Muslim, the Nawab in January 1870 received permission to make the pilgrimage to Mecca. Ahmed Hassan accompanied him, and his account includes details of the crossing from Bombay to Jeddah, of the visits to Mecca and Medina, and of the continuation of his journey to England. The account is uncommon. - Occasional minute foxing to interior, otherwise a very fine copy in well-preserved original binding. Inscribed by the author on t. p.: "With the author's compliments". OCLC 4384569. Not in Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Robert Clarke & Co., 1871. - First edition. 8vo. Original purple printed wrappers, viii, 9 - 95 pp., preface, introduction, illustrated, advertisements. Details the resources of Kansas including rivers, timber, coal, soil, culture, crops, fruits, livestock, cities, towns, railroads, stage companies, schools, colleges, churches, etc. There are sections on livestock, railroads, cities and towns, and the general character of the people and future prospects of the state. The booklet is a strong and positive commentary on the state and encourages people to come and live there citing cheap homes and an opportunity to succeed. Herd 939 says "Rare." Very good copy housed in a 4-point cloth binder and slipcase with leather label on the spine and titles stamped in gold. GRAFF 1681. HERD 939. HOWES G439. RADER 1706. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM, 19th Century high varnished honey-colored wood picturing six engraved Scottish scenes with brass clasp, leather spine and 26 boards all edges gilt with leather joints, 104 embellished photograph slots

      ca.1871. Illustrated by Dunolly Castle, Eban; Iona Cathedral; St. Martin's Cross, Iona; Inveraray Cross; Dunstafnage Castle on boards; photographic 6.5x10.5cm cards by Patterson, N. Bowness, F. Bedford, G. Wilson, London Stereocopic Co., T. Edge. Wood boards, gilt dentelles under moire pastedowns and endpapers, thick embellished paper boards with mixed oval and rectangle insertion slots (aeg), brass clasp. Oblong: 22 x 15.5 cm for 10.5 x 6.5cm cards/photos. pp. [52] for 104 pictures. Very Good+. Boards near fine, leather spine has one joint tear and rubbing, some boards shaken, but repairable. Contents 53-b/w view of Scotland (Castles, Abbeys, Monuments, Bridges, Landscapes); 6-Famous person ports (Mary Queen of Scotts, Sir Walter Scott & Lady Scott, Thomas Moore, etc.); 7-color Curenius & Quist (Prisbeloni, Dublin 1865) cards of period costumes; 11-family ports; 27-lots blank; 15x11cm W. Banks & Sons engraving of Dunolly Castle (VG+) laid in. A magnificent unique custom album on family tour of Scotland in the Summer of 1871..

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        Ten Great Religions book from the library of President James Garfield, inscribed to him from ?King of the Lobby?, Sam Ward, one of the most powerful and influential lobbyists of the Gilded Age

      "The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Books were a scarce commodity to young James, who lost his father before the age of two, and was raised by his mother who struggled to maintain a humble existence. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books. Some twenty years ago, several dozen of his books were de-accessioned, and one of these books is described below:Book: Ten Great Religions: An Essay in Comparative Theology. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1871, 8vo, 528 pps. James A. Garfield bookplate affixed to front end paper, over another bookplate of similar size. Inscribed to James Garfield on the front flyleaf by Sam Ward, ?This charming résumé which I have read with pleasure & profit is now appropriately bestowed upon my dear friend Garfield whose enlightened & inquiring spirit will appreciate the great fairness & intelligence of this Freeman Clarke whom I have heard preach to my great delight. / Sam Ward / Feb 1872?. Pencil notation in most likely Ward?s hand on back flyleaf, ?p 14-19- [21 to 81] a most beautiful and comprehensive summary.? Page block split mid-way at binding which can be repaired. Chips and wear to spine and corners. Pencil lines on a few pages. Good condition.Sam Ward, sometimes referred to as ?King of the Lobby? or ?Uncle Sam Ward?, was the sister of Juliet Ward Howe, the son-in-law of William B. Astor, a prominent banker, and one of the Gilded Age?s most influential lobbyists. Publishers Weekly, in its review of Kathryn Allamong Jacob?s biography of Ward, writes, ? Ward earned the title ?King of the Lobby? by applying savoir faire, gastronomy and a genius for social combinations to the hitherto crude process of influencing votes in Congress. He represented insurance, telegraph and steamship companies as well as banking, mining and railroad interests, among others.? Ward jokingly referred to himself as Rex Vestiari. He cultivated a style of lobbying that survives today in the form of expensive golf outings, extravagant dinners, and luxurious vacations. His friends included James Garfield, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Charles Sumner, Lord Rosebery, Thackeray, and William Seward."

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        Kate Greenaway (1846-1901) Two Original Drawings

      - Image size 4¾ x 2¾ in. (12.4 x 7.3 cm.) Frame size 11 x 13¼ in. (28 x 33.7 cm.) Children Playing (2). Each signed with initials KG in bottom left hand corner. Pen and ink on paper. Within a 19th century gilded frame. Kate Greenaway was one of the most popular figures in British book illustration in the latter part of the 19th Century, rivalled only by Walter Crane and Randolph Caldecott. She is best known for sugar-sweet pictures of little children and girls in bonnets. Kate Greenaway was the daughter of John Greenaway, a wood-engraver for Punch and the Illustrated London News. She studied at South Kensington, where she befriended the painter Lady Butler, and then at the Slade under Alphonse Legros. From 1871 she produced a variety of designs for Christmas and Valentine cards for Messrs. Marcus Ward. When this work stopped in 1877, she started to design book illustrations for Edmund Evans, printer of both Crane and Caldecott. Provenance: Bonhams. Lot 138, Auction 14300: Fine British and Continental Watercolours and Drawings, 6 June 2006.

      [Bookseller: Karol Krysik Books, IOBA]
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        LITTLE MEN

      1871. Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1871. 4 pp preliminary undated ads. Original terra-cotta cloth decorated in gilt. First American Edition, published about two weeks after the London one. This is Louisa May Alcott's sequel to her vastly-successful book for children LITTLE WOMEN (two volumes, 1868-1869), in which she had portrayed her own childhood in New England -- with herself as the model for "Jo," and her sisters May, Elizabeth and Anna as (respectively) "Amy," "Beth" and "Meg."~This copy is in terra-cotta cloth (purple and green were also available, without priority). This is a near-fine copy (just a trace of wear at the spine ends, front endpaper very slightly cracked); the front flyleaf bears a curious pencil inscription dated July 3rd 1871, "For my 'little' Wife (as it were)". Blanck 167; a Merle Johnson "High-Spot" of American Literature.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex [Volume I + Volume II]

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1871: Two Volumes, both First Edition, First Printings, Second Issues; dated 1871 on the title page. Second issue, lacking the errata slip. In Very Good condition, with wear commensurate with age. Rubbing and edge wear to cloth, wear to spine ends, with light ring stain to Volume I, and light waviness to Volume II. Volume I shows splitting to cloth at extremities of spine. Front and rear hinges cracked in both volumes, except for rear hinge of Volume II. Pages are toned, with a few edge tears, corner creases and an occasional age related blemish or spot. A nice set.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Hermione. Sorgspel. Af författaren till "I Rom" och "Den fredlöse". Stockholm, I. Marcus, 1871. 95,(1) pp.

      1871 - Red half cloth, somewhat worn and soiled. Front wrapper preserved, stains on wrapper and title, faint stains on p. 55. Bookplate and bookstamp. Dedication to August Dörum from the author.Zetterlund I:3. One of the copies without the name of the author on front wrapper. In January 1870 Strindberg sent a script with the title "Det sjunkande Hellas" [Hellas sinking] to the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm. This play was refused by the theatre and sent back to the author, who made significant alterations to the work and published it through Albert Bonnier in Stockholm. Despite the changes, the play was never performed. The main character of the tragedy, Hermione, is given the task of murdering Philip II, whose armies are threathening Athens, but instead she falls in love with him, fails with her assignment and causes the destruction of the Athenian army. August Dörum (1841-1880) was an actor at the Royal Dramatic Theatre. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström Rare Books SVAF, ILAB]
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        Biography of Victoria C. Woodhull

      New York: Published at the Office of The Golden Age. 1871. First. First edition. 12mo. 35,(1)pp. Stitched gray printed wrappers. Soiling to the wrappers and tiny chips to the corners of the wrapper and first two leaves, very good or better. Woodhull was a leader of the American women's suffrage movement, and an espouser of women's rights, free love, and labor reforms. She and her sister were the first female Wall Street stockbrokers, and she was the first female candidate for President of the United States. Woodhull came to Tilton's aid in 1872 when she published in her own magazine, Woodhull & Claflin's Weekly, the scandalous allegations of the adulterous relationship that the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher (who had railed against Woodhull's free love philosophy) was having with Tilton's wife. This precipitated what was widely regarded as the sensational "trial of the century" when Beecher was charged with adultery. An important early biography compiled from notes gathered by Woodhull's third husband, the sanguineously named spiritualist Colonel Blood, published by the prominent abolitionist and reformer the year before Woodhull announced her candidacy for President. Uncommon. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Der Golf von Buccari-Porto Re. Bilder und Skizzen

      Prag, H. Mercy, 1871, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionScattered, minor marginal foxing. SIGNED and inscribed by the Archduke/Author to W.H. Middleton whose bookplate is present. Near fine copy in the original, elaborately gilt-blocked and tooled cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 125 pages; Description: 4 p.l., 125 p. front. (col.) illus., pl., plans, 29 cm. Maps lacking. The color frontis is tissue-guarded.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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