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        The Works in Verse and Prose Complete of Henry Vaughan, Silurist, For the First Time Collected and Edited: With Memorial-Introduction: Essay on Life and Writings: And Notes - 4 Volumes

      Great Britain: Printed for Private Circulation, 1871. In Good Condition, protected in mylar jackets. SCARCE. "The Fuller Worthies Library" LIMITED TO 156 COPIES ONLY. In original brown cloth bindings with paper spine labels (light edge chips to labels). xlvi, 351pp; ci [3] 368pp; 366pp; 370pp. Plates were not issued in this edition, they were issued in the 4to format only. One signature loose, occasional inner joint crack, one with paper repair. Light wear to top/heel of some backstrips. No library pockets. There are library labels inside covers, with occasional embossed or perforated mark on pages, paper labels on spines.. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Ex-Library.

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        A fasciculus of the Birds of China.

      (London, Taylor and Francis, 1871). Folio (308 x 240 mm). pp. 8, with 12 handcoloured lithographed plates. New brown half morocco, spine with gilt lettering. 'These twelve plates were originally intended by my brother, Dr. J.E. Gray, to form part of a series of figures of Chinese birds; but owing to engagements on other works, which have appeared in the mean time, they were put aside and have thus remained up to the present period' (from the introduction). The beautiful handcoloured illustrations are drawn and lithographed by W. Swainson. //Nissen IVB, 389; Zimmer I, 271:.

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        Cumloden Papers.

      Edinburgh: Printed for Private Circulation, 1871 - Quarto (278 × 214 mm). Contemporary purple hard-grain half morocco, title gilt to spine, single rule to spine and corner edges, purple linen sides, all edges gilt. Spine sunned, slightly rubbed, prelims foxing, else a very good copy. Oval Woodburytype portrait frontispiece, 2 mounted Woodburytypes. First edition of this uncommon memoir of "auld grog Wullie", printed in an edition of just 50 copies. OCLC locates just six copies; only one copy appears in auction records in the last 30 years. The work contains a lengthy biographical preface; Stewart's own journal of the Baltic Expedition and the Battle of Copenhagen, where he "was himself on Nelson's flagship and wrote what was regarded as the best account of the battle"(ODNB); his correspondence with Nelson, 1801–05 (Stewart's son was named Horatio at Nelson's request, and Nelson recommended Stewart to St. Vincent as "the rising hope of our Army"); and with Wellington, 1810–21, under whom Stewart served with distinction in the Peninsula. Stewart, "open-hearted and honourable in the highest degree", was very popular amongst the men of his division, which may have been at least partly down to the extra rum rations that earned him his soubriquet (and which Wellington insisted Stewart pay for personally). Not in Sandler. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Boston: Alexander Moore, 1871. 1st Hardcover 4to. 71 pp. Half-title. 10 mounted albumen photographs attributed to John Payson Soule with red captions, tissue guards; 3 wood-engravings in text. Original blue cloth with front cover & spine decorated in black & gilt, rear cover with same design in blind, AEG. A near fine copy (light wear to extremities; offsetting from laid-in bookseller's receipt dated 1960 internally clean; the photographs are strong) Kneeland took pains to get reliable information and present it with more than ordinary care. The photographic illustrations are excellent and include some unusual views" - Farquhar 10a. (Cowan II pg. 333; Currey & Kruska 225) Next day shipping. Celebrating our 17th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.& &

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        Munera Pulveris Art Nouveau Leather Bound with gilt decoration and Signed Manuscript Letter by Dante Gabriele Rossetti

      George Allen (Book) Dante Gabriele Rossetti (Manuscript Letter), UK 1871 - Munera Pulveris Art Nouveau with gilt decoration and Signed Manuscript Letter by Dante Gabriele Rossetti. The letter is undated and the paper has the seal FRANDAS NON FLECTAS 16 CHEYNE WALK Brotherhood Dante Gabriele Rossetti and signed. It comes with the original envelope with an old crest. The leather bound book has gilt Art Nouveau decorative and gilt titles with much wear to the spine. The book has gilt tipped pages and is quite good inside and free from foxing. A very collectable book and hand written letter. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Title in Japanese:] Eigaku kaitei. [Basic steps to English studies.]

      K mond Meiji 4 [1871], [Tokyo?] - 8vo, [26] leaves printed and sewn in the Japanse manner; original blue printed wrappers, printed label on upper cover (reading in Japanese: Basic steps to Western studies); wrappers a bit worn, but a complete and clean copy. Contains alphabet tables, tables of syllables, a brief grammar, and vocabularies of numbers, months and days, weather, animals, assorted comman nouns, and conversational phrases. Osaka Joshi Daigaiku Library, Selected Catalogue on Dutch and English Studies, C-20. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        "[Title in Japanese:] Domo eigaku shoho. [English studies.] [Edited by Messrs. Mondo, Jisaburo, Itokku.}"

      [?Tokyo]: Shimaitokku. 1871. "12mo, pp. [94]; 1 full-p. illustration, alphabets, syllabaries, tables of numbers and roman numerals, and a brief vocabulary; original yellow wrappers folded and sewn in the Oriental manner, printed paper label on upper cover; some soiling but very good. Osaka Joshi Daigaiku Library, Selected Catalogue on Dutch and English Studies, B-16. Not found in OCLC."

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        Waverley Novels / Walter Scott [complete in 25 volumes]

      Edinburgh : Adam and Charles Black, 1871, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, Centenary EditionVery good copies bound in contemporary 1/2 red leather over marbled boards. Gilt-blocked leather labels to spines, with raised bands and spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. All edges marbled; marbled endpapers. Spine covers sun-toned. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Scattered, marginal foxing, mainly around plates and prelims. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Provenance: From the library of Anwyl-Davies with his armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Description: 25 v. : illus., fronts., plates ; 20 cm. Contents: v. 1. Waverley --v. 2. Guy Mannering --v. 3. The antiquary --v. 4. Rob Roy --v. 5. Old Mortality --v. 6. A legend of Montrose and The black dwarf --v. 7. The heart of Mid-lothian --v. 8. The bride of Lammermoor --v. 9. Ivanhoe --v. 10. The monastery --v. 11. The abbot : being a sequel to The monastery --v. 12. Kenil-worth --v. 13. The pirate --v. 14. The fortunes of Nigel --v. 15. Perveril of the Peak --v. 16. Quentin Durward --v. 17. St. Ronan's well --v. 18. Red gauntlet --v. 19. The betrothed : a tales of the Crusaders and The chronicles of the Canongate --v. 20. The talisman : a tale of the Crusaders and The chronicles of the Canongate --v. 21. Woodstock --v. 22. The fair maid of Perth --v. 23. Anne of Geierstein, or The maid in the mist --v. 24. Count Robert of Paris --v. 25. The surgeon's daughter and Castle dangerous. Subjects: Historical fiction, Scottish -- Scotland -- In literature -- English literature -- Walter Scott. Notes: Engravings on title pages.

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        La vita degli animali

      Unione Tipografico-editrice 1871 - ( Ediz. 800 ) BREHM, A.E. – La Vita degli Animali, Descrizione Generale del Regno Animale, traduzione Italiana dei professori Gaetano Branca e Stefano Travella, riveduta da Michele Lessona e Tommaso Salvadori. – Dalla Società L’Unione Tipografico-Editrice, Torino Napoli, 1871-1873. In 8° gr.(26X18). Opera completa , sei volumi, ben legati , leg .cart. vinaccia e dorsi in pelle rossa con titolo in oro. Numerosissime figure e tavole. Circa 6000 pagg. complessive. Normali e contenute arrossature. 1° ed Italiana molto rara a trovare completa, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        College Papers No. 1; College Papers No. 2; The Philosophy of Umbrellas; College Papers No. 3; An Old Scotch Gardner [as published in] The EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE. No. I [II. III.] - January [- March] 1871.

      E. & S. Livingstone, 57 South Bridge., Edinburgh: 1871 - The 3 issues with 5 contributions by Stevenson [1 in issue #1; 2 each in the other 2 issues; "Umbrellas" in collaboration with James Walter Ferrier]. Per Prideaux, Stevenson was co-editor for issues No. I & II, sole editor for No. III [cf. Prideaux IV(6)n]. Rare in commerce. General wear & soiling to wrappers [especially issue #3, which also has some staining], with paper worn from spine ends. Overall, About VG. Original printed buff paper wrappers. 8vo. 8-7/8" x 5-1/2". 1st printings [Prideaux IV.(1) - (5)]. Each issue 24 pages, with adverts leaves inserted at beginning & end. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Autographed Letter Signed on "Headquarters Army of the United States" letterhead

      Washington, D.C., 1871. unbound. Three-page handwritten letter with outstanding content, 8 x 5 inches, Washington, D.C., June 22, 1871. Written to former Confederate Brigadier General Marcus J. Wright, commander of the District of Atlanta, in full: "Your note of June 1, awaited me here on my return from Texas. It is sharp that you even noticed in the newspaper of the day the fact that less than a year ago Capt. Buel of the Ordinance Department, the same who was on my staff at Atlanta, and who was taken prisoner the day before we entered that place, was murdered at the U.S. Arsenal Fort Leavenworth, by a discharged soldier. Buel had punished this man for some offense and was retiring from a party inside Leavenworth to his own house, just outside after entering his own yard, with his wife on his arm, was shot dead by a man concealed in a brush within a few feet. The man for a time escaped, but was hunted and at last caught, he was so badly wounded in capture that he started confessing the deed, and assigning as a reason the fact that he had been punished by Capt. Buel. Buel's widow [Josephine] is now living with her father Surgeon Charles McDougall, U.S. Army at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Mo." Note: David Hillhouse Buel, a staff officer assigned to General Sherman, was captured in Atlanta and held prisoner from September 7 to 28, 1864 by Confederate General Marcus J. Wright. As this letter indicates, both General Sherman and General Wright remembered him affectionately. In a further twist to the story, Josephine Buel, after the assassination of her husband, went to Jefferson Barracks and stayed with her brother Captain Thomas M. McDougall of the 7th Cavalry. While there, she was introduced to her brother-in-law Oliver Buel whom she married. Her brother would be best remembered for commanding a pack train escort on June 25, 1876 at the Battle of Little Big Horn. Mounting strip on the back of the black back page; faint staining on the first page; natural folds. Very good(-) condition. Distinguished Civil War General, who upon the election of U.S. Grant to the Presidency, was promoted to the rank of "General of the Army.

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        Untersuchungen uber den Erregungsvorgang im Nerven- und Muskelsysteme

      Heidelberg, 1871. First Edition. Contemp. three quarter leather. A good copy; paper toned; plates bright and clear; small inst. blind stamp on a blank portion of the title. 8vo., There are four fldg. litho. plates printed on heavy stock. A superb piece of experimental observation and execution. Bernstein was able to delineate the relationship between resting potential and action current in nerve cells as well as describe the mechanism. G - M # 1273; Clarke & O'Malley pp. 213 - 216.

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        A History of the Birds of Europe, Including All the Species Inhabiting the Western Palearctic Region

      Published by the author. Leather Bound. Used: Like New. London: published by the author, 1871-1881 (Volumes I-VIII) Volume I containing title page, dedication, list of subscribers, preface, introduction, literature, addenda and errata, and index was published in 1881, following publication of Volumes II-VIII. 632 plates of which 629 are hand colored lithographs mostly after and by J.G. KEULEMANS, a few after paintings by Joseph WOLF, E. NEALE, each depicting one or two species. Uniformly bound in full brown leather, five raised bands, with gilt decorations in compartments and on edges, TEG, marbled endpapers. Both text (with the exception of Volumes I) and plates are hand numbered as the work was initially published in 84 parts. The plates are fine. Volume IX published years later not included. A magnificent set of a rare title. 'The Birds of Europe is a very beautiful book, and includes virtually all the species found in the region between the Caspian Sea and the Atlantic. Many varieties of birds to which Dresser accorded full specific status are today considered to be only subspecies, but although the text of the book may be outmoded, the illustrations alone make it, even today, a valuable work in every sense.' -Tate-

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        D. Dionysii Carthusiani, In Omnes beati Pauli epistolas commentaria, iam quarto, ex ipso originali, diligentissime recognita. Cui quidem Dionysio, in componendis, exponendisq[ue] sacrarum literaru[m] libris, vix alter similis successit [und Beiband].

      Coloniae [Köln], apud Petrum Quentell Anno M. D. XLV. Mense Aprili.. Zwei Titel in einem Band. 34 x 23 cm. [8], CXL Bl. [Beiband s.u.]. Mit wenigen figürlichen Holzschnitt-Initialen und einer -Titeleinfassung von Anton Woensam von Worms. Halbleder des 19. Jahrhunderts über vier alten Doppelbünden. Einband berieben und bestossen, Gelenke nach den ersten bzw. vor den letzten Bl. gebrochen, da der Buchblock im 19. Jh. offenbar nur eine neue Decke erhielt. Titelblatt mit handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk und Exlibris des 19. Jhs., kleine Randschäden, verso mit Annotationen zum Autor. Sonst nur vereinzelt Anstreichungen oder Marginalien. Papier gebräunt, teils auch fleckig, wenige Seiten stärker. Vorsätze leimschattig. Wenig Wurmspuren. Eckabriß bei Bl. 59 alt angesetzt. Alter Kurztitel auf dem Vorderschnitt.. VD16 D 1871 und VD16 D 1913. Merlo, Kölnische Künstler S. 1034, Nr. 412. Beigebunden: Ders., In Epistolas Omnes Canonicas, In Acta Apostolorvm, Et In Apocalypsim, Piae Ac Ervditae Enarrationes, Köln, P. Quentel 1545 [in fine 1546], [3] Bl., Bl. VI - 163, [1] Bl. Dionysius der Karthäuser (auch Dionysius Carthusianus, Dionysius van Leuven, Dionysius van Rijkel, oder Dionysius von Roermond (1402/03 -1471) "leuchtet im 15. Jahrhundert unter den niederländischen Theologen besonders hervor Von seinen Zeitgenossen ward er nicht nur um seiner Frömmigkeit willen geachtet, sondern auch als gewandter Exeget, ausgezeichneter Kanzelredner und tüchtiger Moralist hochgeschätzt. Als Theolog hing er der mystischen Richtung, welche eine höhere Contemplation als den Gipfel des religiösen Lebens betrachtete, so sehr an, daß man ihn, wie den Johann Ruysbroeck, Doctor ecstaticus zu nennen pflegte. Dabei lag ihm, wie überhaupt den damaligen Vertretern dieser Richtung, die sittliche Reformation der Kirche in capite et membris aufs ernstlichste am Herzen. Das erhellt nicht nur aus seinem freundschaftlichen Verhältniß zu dem Volksprediger Johann Brugman und allen denjenigen in den Niederlanden und Deutschland, welche einer Reformation günstig waren, zu denen auch Philipp von Burgund und Karl der Kühne zu rechnen sind, - sondern auch aus seiner Theilnahme an der Visitationsreise, welche der Cardinal Nikolaus von Cusa 1451 durch diese Länder machte. Besonders aber bezeugen seine zahlreichen Schriften seine reformatorischen Ansichten. Es verdient dabei der Erwähnung, daß er keine Reformation der Kirchendogmen, sondern des kirchlichen und sittlichen Lebens der Geistlichen und Laien beabsichtigte" Jacob Cornelis van Slee in: ADB (1877), S. 246-248. Die schöne, aus vier Stöcken bestehende Holzschnitt-Titeleinfassung zeigt oben den thronenden himmlischen Vater, seitlich je zwei Evangelisten und Kirchenväter, unten aber die Extase des Kartäusers Dionysius, also des Verfassers.

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        The Book of Sir Marco Polo, the Venetian Concerning the Kingdoms and Marvels of the East. [aka The Travels of Marco Polo]

      John Murray, London 1871 - FIRST EDITION. Full green cloth with armorial gilt design on front covers. Beveled edges. Gilt lettering on spine. Tops & bottoms of spines have chipping. Mild wear with bumping to corners. with wear through at bottom corner of the front cover of volume I. Vol 1 has fraying at the spine. Binding is very weak for Volume I with the webbing visible. Armorial bookplate behind front covers. clxi, [1] 409, [1] pp., plates and maps with some folding + xviii, [2], 524pp. Foxing to endpages other pages bright and clean. This set includes the large full color fold out chromolithograph illustraion in the front pocket of Volume II of the "Roc Egg". Overall in GOOD MINUS condition. Great gift item. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Natural History of British Moths ( 4 Volume First Edition Set )

      Henry Edward Knox, London 1871 - First Edition:First Printing:Book Condition:Volume 1:A Very Good copy, bumped and rubbed bottom of the spine, bumped and rubbed top of the spine with some small loss, corners bumped and rubbed, page edges toned, spine gently toned, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Volume 2:A Very Good copy, bumped and rubbed bottom of the spine, bumped and rubbed top of the spine with some very small loss, corners bumped and rubbed, page edges toned, spine gently toned with two small marks, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Volume 3:A Very Good copy, bumped and rubbed bottom of the spine, bumped and rubbed top of the spine with some very small loss, corners bumped and rubbed, page edges toned, spine gently toned with some small black marks, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Volume 4:A Very Good copy, bumped and rubbed bottom of the spine, bumped and rubbed top of the spine with some small loss, corners bumped and rubbed, page edges toned, spine gently toned, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Overall a Very Good 4 volume First Edition set in original publishers blind stamped green cloth with immaculate plates containing nearly two thousand exquisitely coloured specimens. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Mammals of Australia, illustrated by Miss Harriett Scott and Mrs. Helena Forde.

      Sydney, Thomas Richards, 1871. Large folio (474 x 380mm). With 16 lithographed plates and descriptive text. Original printed brown boards, bound in recent half calf binding, spine with gilt lettering. Scarce work. A beautifully illustrated monograph on Australian mammals. The excellent plates are by Harriett Scott and Helena Forde. Gerard Krefft (1830-1881) was curator of the Australian Museum and built up the museum's collections and won international repute as a scientist. He corresponded with Charles Darwin, Richard Owen and many others and was one of the few Australian scientists to accept Darwin's theory on evolution. 'Some of his observations on animals have not been surpassed and can no longer be equalled because of the spread of settlement' (DAB).//Nissen ZBI, 2301; Wood p. 442; Ferguson 11248.

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        Double Play; or How Joe Hardy Chose His Friends

      Lee and Shepard, Boston 1871 - 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. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Phycologia Britannica: or A History of British Sea-Weeds..., in four volumes

      , London: Published by L. Reeve and Co., , 1871 , Four volumes, volume I. Synopisis No. 1 to 97, Volume II. Synopsis No. 98 to 189, Volume III. Synopsis No. 190 to 279, Volumes IV. Synopsis No. 280 to 388, all volumes with full page coloured illustrations throughout

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      Topeka: Published by the author, 1871. - First edition. 16mo. Original maroon cloth, titles stamped in gold gilt on front panel, vii, 8 - 287 [1] pp., frontis. [State Capitol], preface, illustrated, map, index. The purpose of this book is to provide people, who are considering a move to Kansas, with answers to questions they may have about the region. Much information is provided on state boundaries and area, rivers, topography, soil, climate, rainfall, water, timber, prairie grass, roads, wind and windmills, geology, coal, metals, churches, cities, towns, cattle ranching, sheep, farming, fruit growing, schools, taxes, survey of government lands, acquiring title to government lands, railroads, towns served by railroads, and much more. Herd 1110 says "Scarce." The map is a new map of Kansas and unfolds to 13 1/2" x 25" and is titled "New Map of Kansas To Accompany Hutchinson's RESOURCES OF KANSAS. The map has been compiled from actual survey and other reliable data and has been drawn with great care, and everything upon it is from official sources excepting the proposed railroad lines. Drawn by Wm. B. Covel, Print Draughtsman, U. S. Surveyor General Office, Lawrence, Kansas. The map is in fine condition. Non-authorial penciled presentation on front fly leaf, cloth covers a bit faded, and minor light foxing to the fore-edges, else text is clean, bright, and tight in near fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Report on the Fabrication of Iron for Defensive Purchases and Its uses in Modern Fortifications especially in Works of Coast Defense

      GPO, Washington, DC. 1871 - MAGNIFICENT PLATES. Original dark brown half calf with brown cloth boards marbled endpapers & pastedowns.Half title"Professional papers of the Corps of Enginners of the United States Army." Some mild scuffing & bumping. Five raised bands to the spine with title in gilt to one of the panels. Some scattered foxing. Heavier foxing to the prelims. Appendices. A few of the pages have a blue stamp with the name "A.N. Damnrell Captain of Engrs. U.S.A New Orleans LA. March 20, 1872". Capt. Damrell is listed in rhe American Engineering Register(1885). In this report A.A. Humphreys,Brigadier General and Chief of Engineers compiled information to be presented to the Secretary of War William W.Belknap. Studies were done on fortifications in Europe to learn what could be done to increase the security of fortification and defensive weaponary in the United States.The report is illustrated with 37 drawings and plates. Line drawings and beautiful lithographs which rival photography. Of the 37 plates 9 plates are on thick paper Of the nine plates 5 are folding. Very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex. In Two Volumes (2 volume set)

      D. Appleton & Co, 1871-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 2 volume set. 1st American ed. Publisher's orange cloth. Hardcover. Clean, unmarked pages. vi, 409; v, 436. + ad for the Origin of the Species in the rear and blank end pages. Blind stamp on fep. Solid bindings. Vol. 1 spine edge has a restored frayed edge. Small chip missing from head of vol. 1 spine. "The book, in its first edition, contains two parts, the descent of man itself, and selection in relation to sex. The word 'evolution' occurs, for the first time in any of Darwin's works, on page 2 of the first volume of the first edition, that is to say before its appearance in the sixth edition of The Origin of Species in the following year. The last chapter is about sexual selection in relation to man, and it ends with the famous peroration about man's lowly origin, the wording of which differs slightly in the first edition from that which is usually quoted" (Freeman, p. 129). Freeman 941. Garrison-Morton 170. A monumental work in the history of biology and human thought.

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      London, England: by the author, 1871. original limp cloth. 12mo. original limp cloth. viii, 9-63+(1) pages. Third edition. First published in 1864. Second edition in Bigmore and Wyman 52. Engraved frontispiece, introduction. A guide to printing for the neophyte or amateur. Includes the historical background to printing in England, facts about types, composing and proof reading, imposing, printing presses and their operation, and type specimens. The author also published works on lithography and monograms, and produced printing equipmant. Advertisement follow text. Covers sunned at edges. Scarce and important book. Front inside hinge cracked.

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        Beeton's Great Book of Poetry: From Caedmon and King Alfred's Boethius to Browning and Tennyson Volume 1-2

      WARD, LOCK & TYLER WARWICK, LONDON 1871 - 2 volumes raised ribbed raised spine 3/4 red leather spine & corners brown speckeled boards, red speckled endpapers. Title gilted on the spine. General wear and rubbed cover. Bookplate on the book. Underlines and writings in couple of the pages. no pagination; **note: multiple volumes heavyweight additional shipping required 6lbs DATE PUBLISHED: 1871 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opera ad parisiensem fabrotianam editionem diligentissime exacta auctiora atque emendatiora in tomos X distibuta. Editio altera pratensis.

      Prati, Ex. Giachetti - Pomba, 1859/1871 - 9 volumi In-8, mezza pelle con titolo in oro. Insignificante menda ad un piatto, usuale brunitura al tomo 8. Opera completa in nove volumi, il nono è l'indice. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter to Elliot Brothers

      1871. Very Good. <p>Jacobi, Moritz Hermann von (1801-74). A.L. to Elliot Brothers. St. Petersburg, "8/20 July," 1871. 1 page plus integral blank leaf. 129 x 101 mm. Remains of mounting present. Provenance: Latimer Clark.</p><p>Jacobi, a German-born physicist, spent most of his career at the Imperial Academy of Sciences at St. Petersburg, where he performed researches on electricity and its applications. He built one of the first practical electric motors in 1834, and in 1839 invented an electromagnetic telegraph similar to Morse&#39;s first receiver. The above letter is a letter of introduction for a Professor Vladimirski of Moscow, "president of the section for practical Natural-Philosophy, of the great polytechnic and exhibition which will be opened next year [1872] . . . in remembrance of the 200th anniversary of the birth-day of Peter the Grand." Origins of Cyberspace 165.</p>

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        Richard Wagner's Lehr- und Wanderjahre. Autobiographisches.,

      Leipzig, Franz Wagner, 1871. - Sehr seltene erste Separatausgabe dieser autobiographischen Skizze Richard Wagners, die zuerst 1843 in einer Zeitschrift veröffentlicht worden war. - &#132;Dieser Abdruck aus der &#130;Zeitung für die elegante Welt&#145;, dessen Herausgabe ein Mißverständniß zu Grunde lag, wurde vom Verleger nach wenigen Tagen wieder zurückgezogen" (Oesterlein I, S. 34, Anm. 6). - Die vorliegenden Aufzeichnungen reichen bis zur Rückkehr aus Paris im April 1842 und enden: &#132;[.] zum ersten Male sah ich den Rhein, - mit hellen Thränen im Auge schwur ich armer Künstler meinem Deutschen Vaterlande ewige Treue". - Schwach gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig. - Oesterlein 28; Borst 3134; Wilpert/G. 31. Sprache: ge Gewicht in Gramm: 350 8°. 30 S., 1 Bl., Mod. marmor. Ppbd. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pike County Ballads

      Boston:: James R. Osgood,. 1871.. First edition, binding B (no priority). Sml. 8vo, 167pp. Original green gilt cloth, slt. speckled on spine, slt. rubbed head and tail of spine, o/w good tight copy. With a Jan 1872 ownership inscription. A collection of humorous poems by President Lincoln&#39;s former secretary, including his two most famous verses, `Jim Bludso,&#39; and `Little Breeches." BAL 7740.

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        Malbone: An Oldport Romance

      Boston. Fields, Osgood, & Company 1871 - 8vo., orange cloth stamped in gilt and blind; rebacked, with new endpapers. Second edition. A presentation copy, inscribed by Higginson to Samuel Longfellow: "S. L. from T. W. H., September 1, 1876, library," on the front free endpaper; below the inscription in a portrait photograph of Higginson, measuring 2 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches ------ The recipient, Samuel Longfellow (1819&#150;1892), the younger brother of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, attended Harvard College and Harvard Divinity School with Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Samuel Johnson. The Unitarian preacher Longfellow, a second-generation transcendentalist, Longfellow served as pastor in Fall River, Massachusetts, Brooklyn, New York, and Germantown, Pennsylvania. A meaningful association copy [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        An Appeal to Humanity.

      - Broadside. 4to (9½" X 12"). Near fine. Faintly age toned and with just the slightest bit of edgewear. Puerto Plata (also spelled Porto Plata) is the capital city of a province bearing the same name on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, and on the night of August 21, 1871, a fire engulfed that city's commercial district, crippling this remote district. On this occasion the province's governor, RAMON D. PACHECO, and the president of its Ayuntamiento (municipality council), FEDERICO M. LEYBA, signed (in type) this broadside, which consists of two side-by-side columns in English. In highly flowery language and twisted grammar, Pacheco and Leyba describe the fire and what it did to their city and its residents. In part: "Forty six buildings which encircled the only and most valuable, that held the greatest credit, that represented the complement of the towns welfare, the support of the majority of the population and, in short, were the prop of the Government, the guarantee of wealth, the fountain of labor, the stability of the present and rich signification of the future, have, in three hours, been converted into smoking ruins; horrible tomb of so many lives that moments before were agitating with overflow of stamina." They plead for help from the international community: "Porto Plata knows that its appeal will be heeded and therefore does not falter but addresses readily all nations, brothers in sufferings; all peoples, sympathizers with distress; all the powerful, compassionate to misfortune, in search of the help it requires, to even prove after, that if it knows to beg, it also will know to fulfil and guard, in each bosom of its children, altars of lasting gratitude. For this end it directs its wailings to the representatives of the Republic." Dated "Porto-Plata, August 23d 1871." At the bottom, between Pacheco and Leyba's bold typeface names, appears the large (2" diameter) official circular blind-embossed imprint of the Ayuntamiento of Puerto Plata. On the verso of this intriguing broadside appear four dockets -- seals and notarizing signatures from four consulates testifying to the truth of the devastation described in the broadside. "This is to certify," pens the first docket, "that the foregoing is a correct statement, and that Ramon D. Pacheco is Governor of this district and Federico M Leyba President of the Town Council. Porta Plata, August 25h, 1871. Theodore Farrington B.V. Consul." Alongside this is the circular blind-embossed seal of the British Vice Consul of Porto Plata. Below this appears the circular blind-embossed seal of the U.S. Commercial Agency of Puerto Plata, with the illegible signature of that official (plus title "U.S. V.C. Agt"); below that the circular blue inkstamped seal of the North German Consulate in Porto Plata and the illegible signature and title of that official; below that the circular blind-embossed seal of the Danish Consul at Puerto de Plata and the signature of G.L.H. Zeller with title; and below that the signature of "Charles Albert Neumann / Consul for Austria=Hungaria," who also pens "consular Seal" in lieu of a missing official Austro-Hungarian consular seal; and in a second column at right the illegible signature and rank of the French vice consul, who also pens "Consular Seal" in lieu of a missing official French consular seal. A provocative and rare broadside, uniquely docketed by six diplomatic officials on the verso. Ironically, that other great fire of 1871 would take place about one and a half months after this: the great Chicago fire of 1871, which caused far greater destruction and got far greater press attention. Accompanying this broadside is a 1930s vintage printed manila folder from pioneering Midwest autograph dealer Forest H. Sweet ("American Historical Material / Battle Creek, Michigan"), with his early catalogue description of this item affixed at center. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Annals of Rural Bengal in 3 Volumes; Being the Annals of Rural Bengal ; and Orissa in 2 Volumes

      Smith Elder & Co, London - The Annals of Rural Bengal in 3 volumes. Volume 1 being "The Ethical Frontier of Lower Bengal with the Ancient Principalities of Beerbhoom and Bishenpore" published in 1871 (fourth edition); Volumes 2 and 3 are "Orissa or the Vicissitudes of an Indian Province Under native and British Rule" published in 1872 (first edition). Nice set in maroon cloth with gilt titles on fronts and faded spines. Usual library markings on all volumes. Vol 1 has front e/p missing and there is some damage to the external spine ends and edges. Vol 2 has tatty spine ends. Map is present in rear pocket and there is a coloured frontis. Vol 3 also has tatty spine ends. There is some foxing in all volumes. Rare as a set. Check postage with bookseller as this is heavier than quoted postage. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arty Bees Books]
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        Würzburg und seine Umgebungen, ein historisch-topographisches Handbuch, illustrirt durch Abbildungen in Lithographie und Holzschnitt. 19 Lith. (davon 18 zweifarb. getönt, 3 ausfaltbar) 1 ganzs. Holzschnitt, 1 farb. Plan. Zahlr. Textholzschnitte.

      Würzburg, Bonitas-Bauer 1871.. 2. Aufl. 8°. LVI(2), 570 S. Gold- und blindgepr. Ln. d. Zt. - Appretur auf Hinterdeckel ganz leicht fleckig, Kapitale und Rückengelenke kaum sichtbar ausgebessert, insgesamt schönes Expl. in frischem Rückengold.. - Schönes, vollst. Expl. der begehrten umfassenderen und seltenen 2. Aufl.! Pfeiffer 50801/2 -- Beilage zum Extra-Felleisen des Würzburger Stadt- und Landboten (Holzstich) im Hinterdeckel einmontiert: "Nivellement resp. Höhenverhältnisse der höchsten Thürme der Stadt, dann der Festung und der Nicolauskirche zu der Höhe des 250 m hohen Thurmes der Marienkapelle auf dem Markte zu Würzburg."

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        A Fasciculus of the Birds of China

      1871 Folio. Pp. 8 + 12 hand-coloured plates. Quarter light calf, gilt title, matching cloth boards, marbled endpapers. The edges of the title page are a little discoloured and there is a crease in the top corner and two small closed tears which have been professionally repaired. The plates are fine, beautifully coloured and have only the occasional small spot. They were drawn and lithographed by William Swainson and were originally intended for Gray&#39;s brother, Dr. J.E. Gray, to form part of a series of figures of Chinese birds which was never completed. Images available.

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        Cumloden Papers

      Edinburgh: Printed for Private Circulation, , 1871. Quarto (278 × 214 mm). Contemporary purple hard-grain half morocco, title gilt to spine, single rule to spine and corner edges, purple linen sides, all edges gilt. Oval Woodburytype portrait frontispiece, 2 mounted Woodburytypes. Spine sunned, slightly rubbed, prelims foxing, else a very good copy. First edition of this uncommon memoir of "auld grog Wullie", printed in an edition of just 50 copies. OCLC locates just six copies; only one copy appears in auction records in the last 30 years. The work contains a lengthy biographical preface; Stewart&#39;s own journal of the Baltic Expedition and the Battle of Copenhagen, where he "was himself on Nelson&#39;s flagship and wrote what was regarded as the best account of the battle"(ODNB); his correspondence with Nelson, 1801&#150;05 (Stewart&#39;s son was named Horatio at Nelson&#39;s request, and Nelson recommended Stewart to St. Vincent as "the rising hope of our Army"); and with Wellington, 1810&#150;21, under whom Stewart served with distinction in the Peninsula. Stewart, "open-hearted and honourable in the highest degree", was very popular amongst the men of his division, which may have been at least partly down to the extra rum rations that earned him his soubriquet (and which Wellington insisted Stewart pay for personally).

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        Sammelband Kneipzeitungen. Betitelt "Kneip-Zeitung Der Bier" bzw. "Illustrierte Kneipzietung".

      Wien, -, 1871 - 1872.. Pag. [ca. 70 S.] Priv. Hlwd. der Zeit.. Mit zahlreichen Karikaturen, Federzeichnungen und (seltener) monochromer Aquarelle. - Priv. Widm. a. V., fleckig, Randläsuren alt kaschiert (wohl um 1920), Ebd. berieben u. etw. bestossen, Gbrsp.

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        Bataille de Dorking, Invasion des Prussiens en Angleterre

      Paris: Henri Plon, 1871. Duodecimo, a neat copy in quarter red-brown morocco. Early French edition of Chesney&#39;s electrifying tale of the German invasion of England. Its depiction of the humiliation of the English in battle, but also the crushing despair of life under German rule, positions this work as one of the most important precursors to the dystopias of the twentieth century. Sir George Tomkyns Chesney (who founded the Royal Indian Civil Engineering College at Staines, later General Sir George Chesney and subsequently MP for Oxford) first published this short story in Blackwood&#39;s Magazine for May 1871. It quickly ran to many editions and commentaries on both sides of the Atlantic. Its basic premise is that following the defeat of the French in the Franco-Prussian war, the German armies take what was widely feared to be the inevitable step of invading, and quickly subduing, England. Published the same year as Chesney&#39;s original, and with a Preface which sketches out the early reception of the work, this early French edition is indicative of the enormous interest generated by the work, &#39;un brilliant jeu d&#39;esprit littéraire et une ingénieuse fiction&#39;. . Later General Sir GT and MP for Oxford.

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        Richard Wagner's Lehr- und Wanderjahre. Autobiographisches.

      Leipzig, Franz Wagner, 1871.. 8°. 30 S., 1 Bl., Mod. marmor. Ppbd.. Sehr seltene erste Separatausgabe dieser autobiographischen Skizze Richard Wagners, die zuerst 1843 in einer Zeitschrift veröffentlicht worden war. - "Dieser Abdruck aus der Zeitung für die elegante Welt', dessen Herausgabe ein Mißverständniß zu Grunde lag, wurde vom Verleger nach wenigen Tagen wieder zurückgezogen" (Oesterlein I, S. 34, Anm. 6). - Die vorliegenden Aufzeichnungen reichen bis zur Rückkehr aus Paris im April 1842 und enden: "[...] zum ersten Male sah ich den Rhein, - mit hellen Thränen im Auge schwur ich armer Künstler meinem Deutschen Vaterlande ewige Treue". - Schwach gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig. - Oesterlein 28; Borst 3134; Wilpert/G. 31.

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        ANTEROS: A Novel in Three Volumes. (PUBLISHER&#39;S PRESENTATION COPY)

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1871. [Lawrence, George Alfred]. ANTEROS. A Novel. In Three Volumes. London: Chapman & Hall, 1871. First Edition. A PRESENTATION COPY from the publisher with the Chapman & Hall small blind-stamp on the title page of Volume One. A FINE copy in beautifully designed original publisher&#39;s brown cloth, gilt, showing only the most minor of blemishes; we doubt many first editions of this title still exist much less an example in this condition. OCLC only finds one copy worldwide (Indiana).George Alfred Lawrence (1827-1876) was a sensation novelist of a different ilk than Wilkie Collins or M. E. Braddon. His protagonists were often, if not always, men who were equally skilled at fighting, riding, hunting, killing, truth-seeking, and wooing. Not one to shirk a challenge himself, Lawrence sailed to America to fight for the Confederate Army (he was captured and shipped back to England). Lawrence is little read today but he created the original inspiration for the "Beau Geste" character, that self-sacrificing, dashing, honorable crusader who often fought for lost causes usually on behalf of some wronged maiden. In short, Lawrence may be credited with creating today&#39;s iconic "action hero." ANTEROS is one of Lawrence&#39;s most mature tales, set entirely in England, a romantic mystery involving a deceitful woman in the vein of Lady Audley. Our action hero has to uproot the "secret" which, alas, thwarts romance but keeps honor alive now and forever. Wolff (3967) had a copy of this rare novel but it was ex-library. Sadleir didn&#39;t have a copy. . First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine.

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        Three Illustrations to Dickens's Little Dorrit

      n.p., 1871. (DICKENS ILLUSTRATIONS) 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inches each. pen and black ink on card, each monogrammed and inscribed in pencil on verso. . These three drawings were done for the Household Edition of Dickens's Little Dorrit,1871 (Book II,Chapter X; Book I, Chapter III, Book I, Chapter XIX). Mahoney (1816- 1876) was a talented British magazine and book illustrator who also illustrated Dickens's Oliver Twist and Our Mutual Friend. A master of the sombre in delicate pen and ink work he provided 58 illustrations to this edition of Little Dorrit. "Mahoney is one of the minor masters of Victorian illustration." (Gordon Ray)

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        The PLAYS, HISTORIES And NOVELS Of The INGENIOUS MRS. APHRA BEHN. With Life and Memoirs.

      John Pearson,, London: 1871 - Frontis in Vols I & V. Vols V & VI illustrated with 6 reproductions of the original copperplate engravings. Behn generally regarded as the first Englishwoman to make her living as a writer. A covert Catholic, she spent a year in Dutch Guiana before marrying a Dutchman and going to Holland to spy for Charles II. After returning to the UK, she was jailed for debt, & subsequently turned to writing to pay her bills. She ultimately wrote 18 plays & 15 novels. "Her plots treat unwilling marriage, financial malpractice, and women either victimized or triumphantly reversing the sexual balance of power. . Behn was . popular with her peers but often vilified in print." [Blain. FEMINIST COMPANION, p. 78]. Modest extremity rubbing to all volumes. Vol I spine head chipped. PO signature to ffep of Vol I. Missing or torn ffep to vols II - VI. Vol I frontispiece loosened. Text blocks clean and tight, with minimal foxing. Overall, a VG set. Period decorative half-leather, with marbled-paper boards. TEG. 8vo. 1st edition thus, a Facsimile Edition of those Collected Editions issued in 1724 (3rd Edition of the Plays) & 1735 (8th Edition of the Novels). Cf. NCBEL II, 756 and O'Donnell A40.4b & A44. Each volume contains facsimile t.p. from the original issue. 6 volumes. Vols I - IV contain Plays, vols V - VI contain Histories and Novels. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        British Rural Sports

      Frederick Warne, London 1871 - This scarce book has been professionally rebound in tan leather with raised bands on the spine gilt lining to same gilt titles and date with gilt shooter & dog, crossed guns, racing hat & crop & dogs head in the compartments, marbled boards a very handsome copy indeed with many b&w plates adverts and vignettes 872pp. See our website for more country pursuits [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Alexander Pope

      London: John Murray 1871 - Ten volumes, 8vo., bound in three-quarter plush red morocco lettered in gilt; raised bands, top edges gilt; with a touch of rubbing. Revised edition ----- From the library of William Whiting, with Abraham Lincoln's War Department solicitor's engraved library bookplates on the front pastedowns of seven of the ten volumes. Born in Concord, Massachusetts, and graduated from the law department of Harvard University, Whiting (1813-1873) served as Lincoln's chief legal advisor. His monumental "War Powers Under the Constitution" (1862) provided Lincoln with the statutory rationales for issuing the Emancipation Proclamation and propelling the Union war machine. A striking set with a distinguished provenance. Shipping extra [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE ORIGIN, TENDENCIES AND PRINCIPLES OF GOVERNMENT: or, A Review of the Rise and Fall of Nations from early historic time to the present: with Special Considerations Regarding the Future of the United States as the Representative Government of the World. And the form of administration which will secure this consummation. Also papers on human equality, as represented by labor and its representative, money; and the meaning and significance of life from a scientific standpoint, with its prophecies for the great future

      NY:: Woodhull, Claflin,, 1871.. First Edition. Tall 8vo, pp. 247. Brown cloth stamped in gilt. Steel engraved frontispiece portrait by J.C. Buttre after a photograph by Brady. Some rubbing on the spine and wear to the extremities, o/w a VG copy of a very scarce book. NAW:" Unconventional reformer whose antics jolted Victorian America," Victoria Woodhull was the most outspoken of the 19th century American feminists. She was an editor, a stock broker, psychic healer, abolitionist, suffragist, free love advocate, writer & presidential candidate. She advocated the free-love Pantarchy of Stephen Pearl Andrews and concluded that the marriage tie was a degrading form of female bondage. She was the head of the Int&#39;l Workingman&#39;s Assoc. in New York and published the first American appearance of The Communist Manifesto. She fought for woman&#39;s suffrage but was viewed with suspicion by other leaders of the suffrage movement. Her expose of the Beecher/Tilton adultery case landed her in jail for sending obscene material through the mail.

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        Double play: Or, How Joe Hardy chose his friends 1871 Baseball Fiction

      Lee and Shepard, Publishers, Boston, MA 1871 - Author's unsigned presentation note on front blank page, with date. One of the earliest novels whose theme is the playing of baseball. Adventures of a high school team challenged by an amateur team in a nearby town, the Wide Awakes. 1st Printing. Nice Firm copy ! Dark green cloth covered boards, gold pictorial spine decor, dark brown endpapers. Illustrated. Light general wear. Page ends lightly age-toned. 244 pages. William Everett was the youngest son of orator Edward Everett. William graduated Harvard in 1859 and Trinity College, England in 1863. He was assistant professor of Latin at Harvard from 1870 to 1877. Everett is the author of 'On the Campa series of lectures on the University of Cambridge' (Boston, 1865): two baseball books for boys, 'Changing Base' (1868), and 'Double Play' (1870); 'Hesione, or Europe Unchained,' a poem (Boston, 1869); 'School Sermons' (1881); and various pamphlets on political, literary, and religious subjects. Author's presentation inscription ''Henry W. Lamb'/With the author's love/Dec 25.' 70''. Henry W. Lamb was then a 10 year old boy from Brookline Mass who later became a prominent sheet metal manufacturer, echoing William Everett's political views by becoming a strong advocate against tariffs, and for free trade. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      San Francisco: Alta California Book and Job Printing House, 1871. - 30,[4]pp., plus folding map and six (of seven) lithographic plates. Lacks the folding view of "Calistoga Springs in 1871." Titlepage printed in red and green. Original limp purple cloth, stamped in gilt and blind, white cloth backstrip. Cloth sunned, rear cover repaired with tape at upper edge. Two small chips in titlepage, else quite clean internally. Very good. Lacking a plate. A scarce illustrated pamphlet promoting the lovely Napa Valley community of Calistoga and its healing springs. "Justly called the Saratoga of the Pacific, Calistoga has been a renowned resort for over a hundred years. This guide proudly describes the numerous advantages and beauties of the northern section of the Napa Valley. Originally settled by Sam Brannan, Calistoga provides the visitor with natural mud baths, geysers, mineral baths, the grape cure, and the famous 'air and sun' cure to this day" - Howell. The map shows routes to Calistoga Springs from various places throughout California. The attractive plates (like the map, lithographed by Britton & Rey) show various views of Calistoga, including the railroad depot, Mount St. Helena, vineyards, the swimming baths, and Wapoo Indians. We can locate only two copies of this attractive work offered for sale in the past thirty-five years, one copy at auction in 1991, and the copy offered by Warren Howell in his Catalogue 50. Two copies were offered by the Holmes Book Company as part of the Norris Collection in 1948, one with the folding view of "Calistoga Springs in 1871" (priced $5) and one without (priced $3). The present copy lacks the folding view. A scarce promotional, with early and attractive views of this Napa Valley landmark. ROCQ 5876. COWAN, p.102. HOWELL 50:345. NORRIS CATALOGUE 501,3666.

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