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      La Foto-Tipograf?a La Foto-Tipografía Barcelona. 1871. Holandesa. La Foto-Tipografía reproduzco 1605 copias para España y 1000 para las demas Naciones. La primera edición del Ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha, en Facsímile, despues de 266 años y publicada por su inventor el coronel Don Francisco López Fabra. 20x27. 2 tomos. 2h+12h+312f+8h ; 2h+8h+280f+4h. Esta Obra le falta un tercer y cuarto volumen que fue para enriquezer la Obra Cervantina. La presente Obra es completa respecto al Quijote. Edición raríssima y numerada. Difícil en comercio.. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Excelente.

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        The History of the First Locomotives in America

      D. Appleton, New York 1871 - First edition, 1871. Inscription at fly leaf from John Jervis to his nephew; Jervis, who is mentioned throughout the text of this volume, is considered as the first American locomotive engineer. Also included is a laid-in note from Jervis' great-niece, the recipient's daughter, explaining the inscription and the family significance of this volume. 242 pp. Hardcover, green pebbled cloth, 8vo., gilt title at spine, illustrated + fold-outs, no dust jacket. A Very Good copy: cloth lightly rubbed; minor wear at corners, and head and foot of spine; gilt titles bright and complete. Few small cracks at outer hinges, but binding and cloth are secure. Pages age-toned; foxing throughout, including fold-outs. The 6 fold-outs each show a different type of locomotive or train car. 8vo. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Under the Microscope

      D. White. First edition. D5 a cancel, as usual.. Wrappers slightly dust-soiled and neatly repaired at the hinges and spine (with a little loss at the foot of the spine); very nice copy, enclosed in a chemise and morocco slipcase.. Colebeck Collection, Swinburne, 31; NCBEL III, 572. 8vo, original printed wrappers, 88 pages. Half-title and errata slip present. Swinburne's satirical reply to Robert Buchanan's The Fleshly School of Poetry, which had strongly admonished Swinburne, Rossetti and their circle for what Buchanan saw as a depraved decadence in their writings - a ?morbid deviation from the healthy forms of life.? Rossetti also replied to Buchanan with ?The Stealthy School of Criticism? in The Athenaeum (December 1871), but it was Swinburne?s Under the Microscope that was widely read; and it became something of a manifesto for the Pre-Raphaelite movement.

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        Desperate Remedies. A Novel

      London: Tinsley Brothers,, 1871. In Three Volumes. 3 volumes, octavo. Near contemporary blue half morocco for Hatchards, spines gilt in compartments, blue cloth sides, marbled endpapers, ruling to boards and top edges gilt. Bookplate of William Saunders, dated 1904, to each front pastedown, and bookplate of E. Hubert Litchfield to each free endpaper. Cataloguing entries pasted to front blank. Endpapers tanned from turn-ins, short repaired tear to half-title of volume I, contents lightly tanned. An excellent set. First edition. Hardy's first published book and scarce in its original three-volume form. Originally published anonymously by Tinsley Brothers, the novel was printed in an edition of 500 copies on 25 March 1871. While positively reviewed in the Athenaeum (April 1) and the Morning Post (13 April), the Spectator (22 April) was savage. Partially due to this, sales were not good: originally offered at 31s. 6d., by June, Smith and Son's and Mudie's were offering it for 2s. 6d. and 3. respectively. Desperate Remedies was never reprinted in its original three-volume form and Hardy himself destroyed the original manuscript.

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        THE HISTORY OF SAN JOSE AND SURROUNDING with Biographical Sketches of Early Settlers. Illustrated with Map and Engravings on Stone

      A. L. Bancroft & Co., San Francisco 1871 - xv, 537 pp. Illustrated with 4 lithographed plates, large folding map A very early and significant history of San Jose and the Santa Clara Valley - described by Cowan as "historically valuable." 7 appendices tabulate various historic legal concerns, including Colonial governors, land grants, boundaries, laws and regulations, etc. Rarely found in this condition. Cowan p. 259; Howes H63; Rocq 14036. Mild wear to spine ends and corners, faint stain to bottom corner tips of first few leaves, else fine, including folding map. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Title in Japanese:] SÙyaku tsuzuriji-sho. Spelling book. [Edited by Gyoginshi Toyo.] [Translated by YÙyÝ Shisu.]

      [Binsei Kyosho], Tokyo 1871 - 12mo, pp. [58] including first and last leaf used as pastedowns, as issued; orig. blue wrappers printed and sewn in the Japanese manner, printed paper label on upper cover; some wear, dampstain entering text at bottom margins, but generally good or better, and preserving the original printed wrap-around sleeve. Spelling book in English, with a Japanese translation by YÙyÝ Shisui. Osaka Joshi Daigaiku Library, Selected Catalogue of Dutch and English Studies, B-5. NYPL only in OCLC. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        EL INGENIOSO HIDALGO DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA. Primera obra reproducida en el mundo por Foto-tipografía.

      - La primera edición del Ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha, en Facsímile, despues de 258 años, por la Fototipografía, y publicada por su inventor el coronel Don Francisco López Fabra.- Barcelona, Francisco Ramírez y Herederos de Pablo Riera, 1871 - 1879, 20x27, 4 tomos. Tomo I, El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha. Madrid, Juan de la Cuesta, 1605; 2 h - 12 hojas - 312 folios y 8 hojas. Tomo II, Segunda parte del ingenioso cavallero Don Quixote de la Mancha. Madrid, Juan de la Cuesta, 1615; 2 h - 8 hojas - 280 folio - 4 hojas. Tomo III, Las 1633 notas puestas por Juan Eugenio Hartzenbusch a la primera edicion de El ingenioso hidalgo.; VIII-202 páginas. Tomo IV, Iconografía de Don Quijote.Reproducción heliográfica y foto-tipográfica de 101 láminas elegidas entre las 60 ediciones, diversamente ilustradas, que se han publicado durante 257 años en. ; 8 hojas, 101 láminas. Encuadernación en piel editorial impresa, cortes dorados y amplios márgenes, algo de óxido en alguna hoja y óxido en las hojas de protección y márgenes de las láminas. (Este ejemplar lleva añadido al final del vol. IV los 10 números del Boletín, por el que López Fabra iba dando a conocer detalles de la impresión, dada la expectación que generó, muy raros ya que fueron saliendo a lo largo de todos esos años y no se guardaron. Los ejemplares con su encuadernación editorial y en 4 volúmenes no son frecuentes). Buen ejemplar. (39748).

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      J.A. Blake, Publisher, Denver 1871 - 12mo., (iv) frontis map, 104, (4, with 1 mounted photograph),105 - 139 pp. Later marbled paper over boards with printed paper spine label. Slight loss of blank margin on the terminal leaf, otherwise a very good or better copy. This is the second edition of this directory, published the same year as the first edition, with these additions; preface to second edition listing 6 corrections to text; map frontispiece; insertion of 4 leaves between p. 104 - 105 which are adverts, with one for the Denver Photographic Rooms, W.G. Chamberlain, Artist, with an original albumen photograph of rock formations, 3 3/8 x 2 1/4 inches. McMurtrie - Early Printing in Colorado, no. 136 locating only three copies.

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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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        AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND. Author of "Dealings with the Fairies," "Ranald Bannerman," Etc., Etc.

      George Routledge & Sons, New York 1871 - Small octavo, original purple decorated cloth stamped in black, gilt, and blind, all edges gilt, pinkish cream endpapers. pp viii, 378, [2]. 76 illustrations in text by Arthur Hughes. Professionally resewn and rebacked, original endpapers intact, all spine stamping completely intact; inner hinges skillfully repaired, scarcely noticable; light spine sunning; Xmas, 1871, ink gift inscription on front free endpaper; English trade binder's ticket (Burn & Co.) on rear pastedown; only minor rubbing to the gilt picture on the front cover; else a fine bright copy, with much less fading to the spine than is usual with this colour, the rebacking skillfully done and scarcely noticable, and the text quite clean and unworn. The US edition was made from a separate British printing, by Ogden & Co. In the first issue of the UK binding, with the "A.S." spine imprint, gilt framing on the front cover, and the publisher's device within rules in blind on rear cover. Sadleir 1474c errs in his identification of the US first edition [It's not often you get to say "Sadleir was wrong"]. Not in Wolff (who was a serious MacDonald collector). The author's most famous book, a cornerstone in any fairy tale collection, and a high spot of Victorian children's literature, with excellent illustrations by MacDonald's good friend the famous Pre-Raphaelite Arthur Hughes. Their collaborations are "the despair of the collector, for they are exceedingly scarce and collectors of George MacDonald are exceedingly keen. The North Wind is at once Hughes' most delightful undertaking and one of the most charming books of the period." - Percy Muir. The British edition is now rare in original cloth, and the US edition is even scarcer. An nice copy of a great book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An important collection of twenty five original etchings, including works from two separate series and three proofs-before-letters of Lalanne's 'Passage de la Seine par le Genl. Read pendant la guerre de 1870'

      Paris: Cadart & Luce, 1871. Folio. The collection unbound as issued within recent dark green morocco-backed cloth box, the '12 Croquis' series with original light blue paper wrappers, the upper cover with etched title block and artist's manuscript presentation inscription, contained within original green cloth-backed paper-covered boards, titled in gilt on upper cover, cloth ties Provenance: John Meredith Read (1837-1896, presentation inscription from the artist 'Au Général J. Meredith Read / Hommage de son dien dévoué / Maxime Lalanne') The John Meredith Read collection of Lalanne etchings: an important archive recalling the former's role in the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-1871 and his time as U.S. Consul-General to France. Maxime Lalanne was a highly accomplished etcher and draughtsman whose talents were readily acknowledged by his peers. P.G. Hamerton wrote that 'No one etched so gracefully as Maxine Lalanne. This merit of gracefulness is what chiefly distinguishes him … there has never been an etcher equal to him in a certain delicate elegance, from the earliest times till now' ( Etchings and Etchers , 1880, p.154). Joseph Pennell echoed this view, 'Lalanne is one of the most exquisite and refined illustrators of architecture who ever lived. His ability to express a great building, a vast town, or a delicate little landscape, has never been equaled' ( Pen Drawing and Pen Draughtsmen , 1920, p.92.) Lalanne initially made a career in the law, but in about 1850 was persuaded by his friends to turn to the study of art full-time. He moved from Bordeaux to Paris, joined the studio of Jean Gigoux, and made his Salon début in 1852. Lalanne was one of those who were instrumental in the revival of etching in France, and was a founding member of the Société des Aqua-Fortistes. His illustrated manual Traité de la gravure à l'eau-forte , published in 1866, was pivotal in elevating etching to the status of a fine art, and he became one of the medium's most influential instructors. He published seven prints in the Society's Eaux-fortes modernes series between 1862 and 1866, and provided drawings for their journal, L'Illustration nouvelle . The present collection includes two series that have highly contrasting subject matter: the first bucolic land- and seascapes, the second a series forming an eyewitness record of the Franco-Prussian War. Perhaps the most interesting print is a supplementary image from the Franco-Prussian War, the subject being the original owner of this collection (General Read) being rowed across the Seine (like Washington across the Delaware) whilst the bombardment continues all around. 'John Meredith Read, Jr. was born in Philadelphia on February 21, 1837. The Read family was prominent in American political life; Read's great-grandfather George Read signed the Declaration of Independence and was a framer of the Constitution; his father, John Meredith Read, Sr., was a prominent Pennsylvania jurist who was outspoken on the "Free Kansas" issue and was later appointed Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Read was educated at a military school, followed by college education at Brown University and Albany (New York) Law School, from which he graduated in 1859. That year he was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar and married Delphine Marie Pumpelly. Read was an active supporter of Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party in the elections of 1860. As a reward, he was promoted to brigadier-general (the youngest man ever to hold this rank) and made adjutant-general of New York State, directing military affairs there during the Civil War with great success, eventually receiving official recognition from the War Department. His support of the Republican party continued through the Civil War, and he was active in General Ulysses S. Grant's campaign for President in 1868. His reward for service this time was to be appointed consul-general to France and Algeria in 1869. During the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871), Read acted as the representative for the German government, protecting German interests and citizens until the Germans re-established diplomatic relations in 1872; for this, the Kaiser eventually tried to confer a knighthood on Read, but Congress never passed the resolution that would have allowed this. Read also looked after American and French interests during the Paris Commune uprising and the second siege of Paris. The French held him in such high esteem that in 1872 the Minister of War appointed him president of a commission to determine whether French troops should be taught English. Recognizing Read's talents in the diplomatic service, Grant appointed him the first resident minister to Greece in 1873. Once again, his term of office was marked with diplomatic successes. One of his first accomplishments was to gain the release of the American ship Armenia from Greek authorities. In 1876, he compelled the Greek government to revoke an order banning sales of English translations of the Bible. In 1877, he notified the U.S. press that the Russo-Turkish War was disrupting Russia's wheat exports to Europe and that U.S. exports to Europe at that time might capture the market. The resulting grain exports to Europe netted U.S. businessmen $73 million. As minister, he was also responsible for protecting American interests and citizens during the Balkan crisis and War of 1875-1878.' (University of Rochester Libraries). H. Beraldi Les Graveurs du XIX Siecle (Paris, 1889) vol.IX, pp.18-23; J. Laran Inventaire du Fonds Francais apres 1800 (Paris, 1932) vol.XII, pp.272-282; J.M. Villet The Etchings of Maxime Lalanne a catalogue raisonne (Washington, 2003) 56 (IV/IV); 57 (IV/IV); 58 (V/V); 59 (III/III); 60 (II/III); 61 (III/IV); 62 (III/V); 63 (IV/IV); 64 (II/II); 65 (III/III); 66 (III/III); 67 (II/II); 69 (III/III); 70 (II/II); 71 (II/Ii); 72 (II/II); 73 (II/II); 74 (II/II); 77 (II/II); 78 (II/II); 79 (III/III); 80 (III/III); 107 (I/III or II/III). (18 x 12 3/4 inches and smaller). 25 etched plates (comprising 12 plates on india paper mounted from the '12 Croquis à l'eau-forte' series; 10 [of 12] plates on from the 'Souvenirs Artistiques du Siège de Paris 1870-1871' series; and three proof-before-letters examples of the 'Passage de la Seine' plate [one on india paper mounted]).

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        London and its celebrated characters and remarkable places.

      Bentley,, London, 1871 - Sei volumi di cm. 20, pp. 1.300 circa complessive. Con oltre 300 tavole incise fuori testo di cui alcune a colori o ripiegate. Splendida legatura coeva in pieno marocchino, dorsi a nervi con ricche decorazioni in oro e titoli su tasselli. Piatti inquadrati da triplice filetto in oro, dentelles interne, sguardie marmorizzate e tagli in oro. Esemplare freschissimo ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Si tratta dell'edizione di lusso di quest'opera la quale, concepita in tre volumi, appare nella presente veste e composizione (sei volumi) quando arricchita delle tavole supplementari. Il ricchissimo apparato iconografico è composto da vedute della citt. ritratti, ecc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Décrets Et Rapports Officiels De La Commune De Paris Et Du Gouvernement Francais, à Versailles, Du 18 Mars Au 31 Mai 1871 : Avec Notes, Appendice, Cartes Des Environs Et Fortifications De Paris En 1871, Plans De Paris En 1871 Et 1815, Carte De France

      Paris : L'Auteur 1871 - Description; 2 parties en 1 vol. (VIII-383-112 p. ) : [folding map] cartes en noir et en coul. ; in-18. Subjects; France (1870-1940, 3e République) . Finely bound in contemporary half aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly blind-tooled. Bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and toned as with age. Scans on request. 1 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London: W. H. Allen & Co Ltd. Good with no dust jacket. 1871. First Edition. Hardcover. British Empire; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; wash colored maps; 4to 11" - 13" tall; xxv, 303 pages; [India]. Clements R. Markham. A Memoir On The Indian Surveys. Lon: Sold by W. H. Allen, Edward Stanford, Henry S. King, 1871. Xxv,303pp. Original printedboards, later spine. Work and lives of British surveyors in India, and various aspects of Indian culture. 4 folding maps. 1st edition. Boards soiled and worn, brown taped spine, ex-library, moderate foxing to first and last few leaves, ink signatures on front cover and title page dated 1877, embossed seal on title dated 1939. Latin Diplomatic Affairs Foundation bookplate. ROUTES, TOPOLOGY, TIDES, GEOLOGY, ARCHAEOLOGY, DEPARTMENTS, A general survey of the India colony. 4 foldout maps in FINE condition. ; 0 .

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      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1871 - Small octavo, pp. [1-3] 4-64 [1] 2-8: ads, original pictorial purple wrappers. First edition. The most influential future war story. "Before Chesney there had been little effective method in the few tales of the war- to-come that had appeared. After Chesney there were very few of these tales that did not employ the devices that had alarmed a nation, amazed a continent, and annoyed the Prime Minister." - Clarke, Voices., p. 34. "The first significant British imaginary war story and also the finest and most influential example of the subgenre." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 412. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-41; (1987) 1-21; (1995) 1-21; and (2004) II-237. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 5. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763-3749 (1992), pp. [27]-56. Clareson, Science-Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 155. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 13. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 130-32. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, pp. 14-15. Bleiler (1978), p. 42. Reginald 02919. Text foxed, wrappers faded and worn at extremities with slight loss at corners, else a very good copy. (#21967) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        El mundo artístico musical y elegante. Periodico dedicado al bello sexo. Núm. 1, Año I, domingo 5 de febrero [to] Núm. 24, domingo 16 de julio 1871. [Twenty-four issues. All published]

      Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta y librería de Hijos de Fé; Oficina tipográfica de la Biblioteca Económica de Andalucia, 1871. First edition. Self wrappers. Very good to near fine mostly unopened (uncut) copies, occasional edgewear, some leaves browning, occasional spotting. 4to. Illus. with b/w drawings. Weekly newspaper aimed at women and focusing on the arts: Literary articles, review of magazines, Novels, Music, Biographies, Theatres, Fashion, Charades, Epigrams, Included a list of women subscribing. Ran for only twenty-four issues. Quite scarce: not in OCLC nor any European or Spanish libraries. One complete set however at the Thomas Dodd Research Archives at Univ. Conn. Chaves: Historia y bibliografía de la prensa Sevillana 289.

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      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons,. 1871. Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1] 2-292 [note: dedication leaf is an inset],. original decorated orange red cloth, spine and front panels stamped in black and gold, rear panel stamped in blind, brown coated endpapers, top edge untrimmed, other edges rough trimmed.. Early owner's signature and 1871 date on front free endpaper. Just a. touch of shelf wear at tail of spine panel, small, faint stain on. front cover, overall, a bright, tight, near fine copy. A superior. copy of a scarce and important high spot of early science fiction. literature. (#80714). First edition. The narrator visits a subterranean race in the earth's interior that has reached a high level of civilization and scientific advancement. This popular novel and several others published in 1871 and 1872 "sparked the publishing revival of an SF suggesting, but also warning against, significantly different relations and fusing new gadgetry with sentimental and / or horrific melodrama." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 14. "As fiction, THE COMING RACE is more readable than much of Bulwer's other work. As idea, very thought provoking. As historical influence, enormously important." - Bleiler, Science Fiction: The Early Years 298. "The last of Bulwer's occult novels, synthesizing many of the themes earlier tested in ZANONI and A STRANGE STORY... Predicts atomic power as a weapon. Comparable to Swift and H. G. Wells." - Wolff 925a. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 1-25; (1981) 1-120; (1987) 1-61; (1995) 1-61; and (2004) II-688. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 521. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 31. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 145. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 716. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 59. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 418-21. Wolff, Strange Stories, pp. 323- 33. Bleiler (1978), p. 34. Reginald 09370. Sadleir 393.

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        Waverley Novels / Walter Scott [complete in 25 volumes]

      Edinburgh : Adam and Charles Black 1871 - 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. 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. 10 Kg. 0 pp.

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        Le Journal Amusant. Journal illustré, journal d'images, journal comique, critique, satirique, etc.

      Paris 1871 - 21 Janvier 1870 (731) - 7 Septembre 1870 ((768) et 1 Avril 1871 (770) - 29 Juillet 1871 (778). Manque le numéro 1769 ? 1 volumes. Reliure demi percaline, dos lisse avec titre et tomaison

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        My Wife and I; or, Harry Henderson's History

      Sampson Low, Marston Low,& Searle 1871 - Green/gilt embossed cloth, attractive design with red/black enhancement. Gilt fore-edges, Extremely Rare true first edition. OCLC finds 0 copies. Missing fep o/w VG. vii. 423 pgs. 32 pp.Publisher's ads rear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Waverley Novels - 25 Volume Set - Centenary Edition

      Adam & Charles Black, Edinburgh 1871 - Red half-calf, with gilt titles, gilt floral decoration and raised bands to spine, red cloth hardbacks. General wear to calf surfaces particularly at corners/edges, unsurprising bearing in mind age. Each volume has name in gilt of previous owner - "A.W.Makovski" - in bottom RH corner of front cover. Marbled end-pages and marbled edges. All volumes at least 300pp. with some over 600pp. All with tissue-guarded frontispiece and with engraved title page. Other engravings in all volumes. Some foxing, particularly evident over tissue guards. Overall, Good. Please contact direct both to discuss suggested price and also P&P. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chronicles of Golden Friars,

      Richard Bentley and Son, London 1871 - First edition. Three volumes. 12mo. Original sand-grain violet cloth, gilt titles. Line engraved title pages. Sheridan Le Fanu was unquestionably the Victorian master of ghost and supernatural stories. This collection of tales came to LeFanu at the inn in Golden Friars, Northumberland. The tales are: 'A Strange Adventure in the Life of Miss Laura Mildmay'; 'The Haunted Baronet'; and 'The Bird of Passage'. Spines and parts of the boards sunned, inner hinges of volume 3 neatly repaired, occasional light soil and staining. First editions of Le Fanu are excessively rare. See Wolff, 4009, who says this is 'a book I have seen only once' but didn't own. He was referring to Sadlier's copy. Sadlier, 1372. Wolff, 4009. Housed in a quarter leather clamshell case with boards of victorian cloth similar to that used on the books. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Notes on the Natural History of the Strait of Magellan and the West Coast of Patagonia made during the Voyage of H.M.S. 'Nassau' in the Years 1866, 67, 68, & 69.

      Edmonston and Douglas, Edinburgh 1871 - 8vo. xvi, 1, 517pages. folding map 'chart of Patagonia', tinted plates and illustrations. Original Publishers green cloth. Excellent copy, occasional light foxing. Edinburgh 1871. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Aquarelle. Auf seiner Reise um die Erde.

      Berlin: R. Wagner, [1871-4] - Large folio (548 × 448 mm). Plates loose as issued in original red leather-backed cloth portfolio, title gilt to upper board, mounted gilt panels with allegorical figures of the continents. The portfolio a little rubbed, lightly professionally cleaned, and with some minor restorations to the hinges of the portfolio flaps, spotting on the mounts as usual, a couple of short marginal splits, but overall a very good copy. 34 chromolithographed plates by R. Steinbock after the original watercolours by Hildebrandt, printed on textured paper mounted on card, printed title captions on verso. First edition, extremely uncommon complete. Superb visual record of the Prussian court painter's progress around the World, largely consisting of images of the Far East including views in Bangkok, Rangoon, Hong Kong, Macao, Peking, and Singapore. Edward Hildebrandt was born in Danzig in 1817, he studied with the marine artist Wilhelm Krause, and with Eugene Isabey in Paris, winning three medals at the Paris salon in 1843. On his return to Berlin, his talent as a landscape painter attracted the attention of Alexander von Humboldt, who recommended him to the Prussian king, Friedrich Wilhelm IV. As a result he was made Painter to the Royal Court, and was supported in his subsequent extensive, and expensive, travels. In 1844-5 he visited America and Brazil; in 1847 he was in England, Portugal, Spain, the Canaries and Madeira; in 1851 Italy, Egypt, Palestine, Turkey and Greece; and from 1862-4 the "Reise um die Erde" - Journey round the World - from Trieste through Suez to India, and on to China, Japan, the Pacific and back via California and Central America. His despatches from the trip were published by the Berlin Montagspost, and subsequently in book form. The original water-colours from the voyage were exhibited in London in 1866 and at an exhibition at Crystal Palace in 1868, just a year before his death in Berlin. Wonderfully reproduced "facsimile" water-colours of the Far East. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tattenham Corner

      J. McQueen, 37 Great Marlborough Street & 32 rue de Dunkerque, Paris, London 1871 - A fine copy of this dramatic image from the 'McQueen's Racings' series. A sister plate 'The Winning Post' was also published. [Samuel] Henry Alken Jr (called Henry Gordon Alken), son of Henry Thomas Alken (1785-1851), was one of five members of the same family who collectively provided an invaluable record of the sporting scene during the late-18th and 19th centuries. Henry Alken Jr.'s work on the Epsom Derbys from 1865 to 1872 are particularly valuable as "few other sporting artists were engaged in painting action pictures of racing" (Charles Lane British Racing Prints p. 76). In the present plate, Alken provides the viewer with an almost jockey's-eye-view of the course, as the runners round Tattenham Corner and the long run down hill to the finishing post comes into view. The track lined by cheering crowds, interspersed with impassive policemen providing an interesting contrast to all the frantic activity going on around them. Lane British Racing Prints p. 82; Siltzer p.76. Aquatint, printed in colours and finished by hand, by J. Summers.

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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 - 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 (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 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Original Carte-de-visite photograph of Arthur Orton , "The Claimant of the Tichborne Baronetcy

      London: The London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, c., 1871. Photograph measuring 89 x 59 mm. (image), on card with printed caption, verso bears printed details of the London Stereoscopic Company, fine. The pleasure of his company…. Scarce contemporary photographic image of Arthur Orton, the Australian butcher who claimed the identity of Roger Tichborne, an English aristocrat who drowned off South America in 1829. Orton's claim to the Tichborne baronetcy was one of the most widely publicised scandals of the 1860s. Orton travelled to England in 1866 where he convinced Roger Tichborne's mother he was her long-lost son. Here began a lifestyle of debauchery and excess, cut short when the family dragged Orton through the courts in 1871-72. Their civil case was unsuccessful, but laid the foundation for a successful conviction for perjury in 1874, and Orton spent the next ten years in gaol. Several variant carte-du-visites were produced to help fund Orton's legal defence. The National Library of Australia hold a similar example titled 'The Claimant of the Tichborne Baronetcy who alleges he was saved from the Bella'. Here Orton is photographed in a top hat with eyes closed (although the jacket, fob watch and waistcoat are identical to those in this carte-du-visite).

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        Ralph the Heir

      1871. first edition. Trollope As Dr. PhilBut Better At ItTROLLOPE, Anthony. Ralph the Heir. London: Hurst and Blackett, 1871.First edition. Three octavo volumes (7 3/8 x 4 5/8 in; 184 x 117 mm). [4], 342; [4], 338; [4], 347, [1] pp. Handsomely bound, c. 1894, in full late nineteenth-century morocco. With the Carysfort coat of arms in gilt on cover and spine, all edges gilt. Volume III bound without publisher's catalogue at end. With the armorial bookplate of the Earl of Carysfort, dated 1894, on front pastedown endpaper of each volume. A fine copy."Ralph the Heir was…published… during Trollope’s middle period… The book has an interesting plot, rounded characters, and a famous account of an election at 'Percycross,' which stands for Beverley, where Trollope’s failed and embittering bid for a seat in parliament took place."The list of characters reveals striking structural similarities and contrasts reminiscent of the parallels in Renaissance drama, which was an interest of the author’s. It is the story of four families, in each of which the focus is on the father and his relations with his children. …One unifying theme of the book is how to be an effective father, and the factors which may prevent one from being so. Other themes concerned with the opposition between social worth and individual worth emerge from the plot, which revolves around the inheritance of the Priory and getting the younger family members appropriately married, with a diversion into politics" (The Literary Encyclopedia). Sadleir, Trollope, 37; Wolff, 6793.

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        A Midnight Race on the Mississippi


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        Ansicht von der Seite, Ansicht des Hauptportals mit Brücke, Ansicht des Hauptportals mit vollständiger Flussbrücke über die Limmat, Fabrikgebäuden und Schornstein.

      Eigenverlag des Fotografen Ad. Braun & Cie, Dornach i. Elsass. 1871. Originalfotos, Albumin, Albumen print, Bildformat / size: 22,5 x 14 cm, Fotos auf Pappe (38 x 26, cm) aufgezogen, am unteren Bordürenrand in negativer Schrift: " Ad. Braun a Dornach (Haute Rhin)". Fotos sehr gut erhalten ,Pappe minimal gewelllt und an den Rändern wenig gebräunt.. Motive können nachgefragt werden. Ein Foto kann jederzeit als .jpg via Mail übermittelt werden.

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        Original Carte de visite photograph of Arthur Orton

      c, London 1871 - Photograph, 89 x 59 mm. (image), on printed card, in fine condition with ms. ink inscription on the bottom margin: "Arthur Orton - alias T. Castro - alias Sir Roger C. Tichborne - 1871. Sentenced to 14 years penal servitude - 1874" The pleasure of his company? A rare image of the claimant. Arthur Orton came to Australia in 1851, moving from Hobart to Gippsland and then to Wagga Wagga, where he married Mary Ann Bryant. It was at Wagga, with the help of a local solicitor, that he responded to a world-wide advertisement seeking Roger Tichborne, the heir to an English baronetcy. Pursuing his claim, he returned to England in 1866. What followed earned him the title of the "Tichborne claimant" - and fourteen years in prison.

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        Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys

      Roberts Brothers, 1871-01-01. Hardcover. Good. First American edition, first state. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1871. (iv) + 376 p. Green cloth with gilt lettering with title in oval at front. Illustrated, tissue-guarded frontispiece. (Dated 1871 on title page. First state ad for "Pink and White Tyranny": "Nearly Ready." Signature mark "1" on first page; BAL states no priority but possibly first.) Good+ condition overall. Clean text. Former owner's bookplate and tipped-in slip at front; an ownership note on fep dated July 1871. Spine cocked, cloth rubbed and worn away at edges of back cover. Some production creases to pgs. 105-111, a few dog-eared pages and a touch of foxing and occasional finger smudge. Nice condition overall.

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        The Descent of Man

      John Murray, Albemarle Street, London 1871 - First edition, 1st issue. London: John Murray, 1871, 1871. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spines gilt, sides with panels blocked in blind, blue coated end papers. The covers are in very good condition. Gilt nice and bright. There is scuffing to the covers and the corners are a bit bumped. The bindings are very tight and square. Internally both volumes are very good. Gutters of vol.1 have been repaired. Previous owners' name and initial on front free end paper and half-title page of vol. 1, on front free end paper of vol.2. Some foxing to first and last few leaves of each volume, but the text pages are clean and bright throughout. The original adverts are complete and dated January 1871. Some scuffing to front paste-down of vol.2. Cloth very lightly rubbed. Engravings throughout. First edition, first issue with the errata on the verso of the title leaf of vol. II. Here the word "evolution" appears for the first time in any of Darwin's works, preceding its appearance in the sixth edition of The Origin of Species the following year. Darwin had hoped that one of his supporters might tackle the thorny question of human evolution, but was forced to face the logic of his own theory himself. Darwin deviated from his ostensible subject of mankind to describe sexual selection in the animal kingdom, enabling him to answer those who saw peacock tails as an expression of divine aesthetics. Darwin also set out a definite family tree for humans, tracing their affinity with the Old World monkeys, and laid out his views on the evolutionary origins of morality and religion. "The Descent, understood by Darwin as a sequel to the Origin, was written with a maturity and depth of learning that marked Darwin's status as an "élite gentleman of science" (ODNB). Housed in a custom-made collector’s slipcase. Quite uncommon in the true first issue. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Visits to High Tartary, Yarkand, and Kashghar (Formerly Chinese Tartary), and Return Journey Over the Karakoram Pass

      London - John Murray, 1871 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. %0D%0AA scarce first edition of this travel book by Robert Shaw, British Commissioner in Ladak. %0D%0AWith four litho plates and two folding maps (collated complete). %0D%0AWith wood engraved illustrations throughout. %0D%0AFrom the Preface: The records of my former journey existed in the shape of a journal written from day to day when there was anything of interest to write. %0D%0AEducated at Marlborough and Cambridge, Shaw settled in the Himalayas as a tea planter. Eager for adventure he decided to explore the country north of the Karakoram and set off in May 1868 for Eastern Turkestan, reaching Yarkand on 8 December and Kashgar on 11 January 1869. %0D%0AHe became the first Englishman to visit these parts and would later return to the area to assist in establishing political treaties with the British. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn a green cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine and gilt embellishment to the front board. Externally, sound with slight rubbing. There is some bumping to the top and tail of the spine. Joints are tender. Corners are also bumped. Internally, binding is loosening in places, front hinge is weak, rear hinge has failed. Pages are generally bright and clean. There is a bookplate and a barcode to the front pastedown. There are ink library stamps to the front andrear end papers. Overall: GOOD ONLY. %0D%0A%0D%0A.

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        Original Carte de visite photograph of Arthur Orton

      London: c, 1871. Photograph, 89 x 59 mm. (image), on printed card, in fine condition with ms. ink inscription on the bottom margin: "Arthur Orton - alias T. Castro - alias Sir Roger C. Tichborne - 1871. Sentenced to 14 years penal servitude - 1874" The pleasure of his company…. A rare image of the claimant. Arthur Orton came to Australia in 1851, moving from Hobart to Gippsland and then to Wagga Wagga, where he married Mary Ann Bryant. It was at Wagga, with the help of a local solicitor, that he responded to a world-wide advertisement seeking Roger Tichborne, the heir to an English baronetcy. Pursuing his claim, he returned to England in 1866. What followed earned him the title of the "Tichborne claimant" - and fourteen years in prison.

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        The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex [Vol. I + Vol. II, Complete 1st American Edition-1871]

      D. Appleton and Company, 1871. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1871: Two Volumes, both First Edition, First Printings and first issued; dated 1871 on the title page. First Issue with textual errors present in Volume I, and an errata page in Volume II correcting the errors in the previous volume. In Very Good condition, with wear commensurate with age and light occasional pencil marking in text and previous owner details to front paste downs. Cloth is worn at corners, and spine ends show light chipping. Rubbing and scuffing to cloth, fading to gilt stamping on spine. First issue, first printing of the first American edition, complete in two volumes.

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        Simple Abstract of the Geography and History of Tasmania . Intended for Young Learners

      Launceston: Hudson & Hopwood, circa, 1871. Octavo, frontispiece folding colour map, author's presentation dated 1872; original green cloth, fine. Author's presentation copy of this rare Launceston-printed primer on the history and geography of Tasmania. The author begins by describing the physical characteristics of the Island, flora and fauna. Then goes on to recount the early discovery of the island that involved the explorers Marion, Tasman, Furneaux, Cook, then further exploration by Bass and Flinders. She then devotes a long chapter to the native inhabitants of the island going into some detail in describing their customs. Towards the end the contributions of each governor are discussed, finishing with the present governor Charles DuCane who arrived in 1869 - the main topic occupying the public at that time was the construction of the Main Line Railway between Hobart Town and Launceston. The work was given to Mrs. William Bayles by the author on 30 August 1872.

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        Le père Duchêne, collection complète du N°1 au N°68.

      Imprimerie Sornet 1871 - - Imprimerie Sornet, Paris 17 Ventôse-3 Prairial de l'an 79 (1871), relié. - Edition originale du plus violent pamphlet bi-hebdomadaire édité par la Commune de Paris sous l&#39 égide d&#39 Eugène Vermersch, Maxime Vuillaume et Alphonse Humbert. Reliure en demi maroquin marine, dos à cinq nerfs comportant de petites traces de frottements sans gravité, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée. Agréable exemplaire bien complet des 68 numéros parus ainsi que du "Testament du père Duchêne" in-fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        American Ornithology; or, the Natural History of the Birds of the United States. Illustrated with Plates. Engraved and Colored from Original Drawings From Nature.With a Sketch of thr Life of Wilson, By George Ord, F.L.S., and a Classification of the genera and Spieces of American Birds.

      Philadelphia Porter & Coates 1871 - The Philadelphia Edition of "American Ornithology; or, the Natural History of the Birds of the United States" WILSON, Alexander. BONAPARTE, Charles Lucian. American Ornithology; or, the Natural History of the Birds of the United States. Illustrated with Plates. Engraved and Colored from Original Drawings From Nature.With a Sketch of thr Life of Wilson, By George Ord, F.L.S., and a Classification of the genera and Spieces of American Birds. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1871. Three super-royal octavo volumes (measuring 257 x 163 mm.) and two atlas volumes bound in one folio volume (measuring 424 x 325 mm). [iii]-viii, 9-390; [vi]-viii, xvi, 9-426 pp. Atlas; title page for each volume, 3 pp. index of plates and 103 hand colored lithographed plates (being the full 76 of Wilson and 27 of Bonaparte) featuring nearly 400 figures of birds, most by Aleaxander Lawson after Wilson, T.R. Peale and Rider. (Part of plate 10 in Bonaparte after J.J. Audubon). Publisher's half brown morocco over marbled paper boards, gilt-stamped spines with five raised bands, all edges gilt. Previous owner's bookplates on front pastedown of all volumes. Repair to front outer hinge of Atlas volume. Overall, an excellent set with very clean plates and text. "The Ord-revised edition of 1828-29 with the material from all four volumes of Bonaparte 1825-33, and combined index , 103 coloured plates (being the full 76 of Wilson and 27 of Bonaparte) in all. The 'Philadelphia Edition'." -Sitwell, p. 157 Copenhagen/Anker. Copenhagen/Anker. Fine Bird Books, Fine Bird Books, Nissen, IVB, Nissen, IVB, Nissen, SVB, Nissen, SVB, HBS 66956. $15,000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex [Vol. I + Vol. II, Complete 1st American Edition-1871]

      D. Appleton and Company, 1871. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1871: Two Volumes, both First Edition, First Printings and first issued; dated 1871 on the title page. First Issue with textual errors present in Volume I, and an errata page in Volume II correcting the errors in the previous volume. In Very Good condition, with wear commensurate with age and light occasional pencil marking in text and previous owner details to front paste downs. Cloth is worn at corners, and spine ends show light chipping. Rubbing and scuffing to cloth, fading to gilt stamping on spine. First issue, first printing of the first American edition, complete in two volumes.

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        GENERAL SHERMAN IN CALIFORNIA 1846 - 1850 [manuscript title]

      Washington, D.C. 1871.. [2],181pp., plus four additional pages (numbered 74 1/4, 74 1/2, 150 1/2, 150 3/4). The entire original manuscript is in Sherman's distinctive hand, written in ink on the rectos of sheets of white lined paper. Occasional corrections, cross-outs, or emendations in ink and pencil. A total of approximately 32,000 words. Folio. Contemporary three-quarter morocco and cloth, gilt, spine gilt, raised bands. Boards rubbed and shelfworn. A few leaves with some small tears or chips, but on the whole very neat, clean, and legible. Near fine. An exceptional American manuscript memoir, this is the original manuscript of General William Tecumseh Sherman's memoirs of his experiences in California from 1846 to 1850. Written entirely in Sherman's hand, the manuscript describes his experiences during the Mexican-American War, the American conquest of California, the discovery of gold at Sutter's Fort in 1848, and the subsequent Gold Rush. This is the original text of what became the first two chapters of Sherman's MEMOIRS..., regarded as a classic American autobiography. General Sherman began writing a memoir of his life before the Civil War some time around 1870, chiefly for the edification of his family. The present manuscript is that memoir, written entirely in Sherman's hand. The manuscript is dated March 1871, and Sherman presented it to his loyal aide-de-camp, Joseph C. Audenried, at that time. These recollections of Sherman's early years in California became the first two chapters of his MEMOIRS, published in 1875. This original manuscript is therefore the earliest part of Sherman's memoir, and the earliest autobiographical writing in which he engaged. In early 1874, Sherman began to expand his memoirs to encompass the Civil War years, and this grew into a larger, more disciplined project, which resulted in a two- volume work, published in 1875 by Appleton and Company, entitled MEMOIRS OF GENERAL WILLIAM T. SHERMAN, WRITTEN BY HIMSELF. In the preface to the first edition Sherman wrote that he intended his memoir to be merely his "recollection of events, corrected by a reference to his own memoranda, which may assist the future historian when he comes to describe the whole, and account for the motives and reasons which influenced some of the actors in the grand drama of war." Sherman's work, priced $7 a set, was immediately popular, and sold some 10,000 copies in the three weeks after publication, and ultimately sold some 25,000 sets, for which Sherman was paid $25,000. The present manuscript is very much in the form of a rough draft, with numerous corrections, cross-outs, and emendations, and also with variations from the published text. For example, in the opening paragraph Sherman lists the officers stationed at Fort Moultrie, South Carolina in the Spring of 1846. In the published text a "Surgeon McLaren" is listed, while in this manuscript the name is given as "Surgeon Hawkins." The manuscript also shows clarifications and corrections by Sherman that were incorporated into the published text. This manuscript actually goes beyond the two chapters in Sherman's published memoirs devoted to his time in California, concluding with some of the initial events described in his chapter entitled "Missouri, Louisiana, and California 1850-1855," particularly his experiences in Washington. This portion is substantially different from the published version of Sherman's memoir. In all, this manuscript is an excellent source through which to study the writing, re-writing, and editing of Sherman's work. As mentioned, this manuscript became the first two chapters of the first edition of Sherman's published MEMOIRS (the second edition, published in 1886, added a preceding chapter, describing Sherman's life up to the Mexican-American War). Sherman recounts his being assigned to California, his voyage around Cape Horn in the winter of 1846-47, his scouting trips around California in 1847, and his assignment as assistant adjutant to Colonel Richard B. Mason, the civil and military governor of California. Sherman also relates how he received the news of the initial discovery of gold at Sutter's Fort, his meeting with Kit Carson, who brought the first overland mail to California, his trips to inspect the gold fields, and his drafting of an official report on the discoveries. In February 1849, Sherman became adjutant to General Persifor Smith, the new commander of the Division of the Pacific, and he describes those experiences, as well as his work surveying for land speculators and ranchers. In the Fall of 1849, Sherman attended the California constitutional convention at Monterey and describes his experiences there, as well as his observations in Sacramento as the region was flooded with gold seekers. Two excerpts from the text give fine examples of the high narrative quality and sense of immediacy with which Sherman recounts his experiences in California. The first describes the circumstances when he first heard of the great gold strikes, the second is his recollection of his first meeting with Kit Carson: "I remember one day in the Spring of 1848, two men Americans came into the office & inquired for the Governor. I asked their business and one answered that he had just come down from Captain Sutter on special business, and he wanted to see Governor Mason. I took them in to the Colonel and left them together. After some time the Colonel came to his door & called to me. I went in and my attention was directed to a series of papers unfolded on the table on which lay about half an ounce of Placer Gold. Mason said to me what is that? I touched it & examined one or two of the larger pieces & said, is it Gold? Mason asked me if I had ever seen native Gold, and I answered that in 1843 I was in upper Georgia and saw some native gold, but it was much finer than that, and that it was in a phial or transparent quill. But I said that if that was Gold it could be easily tested, first by its malleability and next by acids. I took a piece in my teeth and the metallic lustre was perfect." On Kit Carson: "As yet we had no regular mail to any part of the United States, but mails had come to us at long intervals around Cape Horn and one or two by land. I well remember the first overland mail. It was brought by Kit Carson in a saddle bag from Taos in New Mexico. We heard of his arrival at Los Angeles and waited patiently for his arrival at h'quarters. His fame then was at its height from the publication of Fremont's books and I was very curious to see a man who had achieved such feats of daring among the wild animals of the Rocky Mountains and still wilder Indians of the plains. At last his arrival was reported at the town in Monterey and I hurried to meet him. I cannot express my surprise at beholding a small, stoop shouldered man with reddish hair, freckled face, soft blue eyes, and nothing to indicate extraordinary courage or daring. He spoke but little, and answered questions in monosyllables. I asked for his mail and he picked up his light saddle bags containing the 'Great Overland Mail' and we walked together to Head Qrs., where he delivered his parcel into Col. Mason's own hands." This paragraph alone contains a few instances where the manuscript of Sherman's memoir is at variance with the published version. Mark Twain called Sherman "a master of narrative," and literary critic Edmund Wilson wrote that while Ulysses S. Grant's PERSONAL MEMOIRS... are "aloof and dispassionate," in Sherman's memoir "the man is all there in his book; the book is the man speaking." Wilson goes on in his appreciation of Sherman: "He had a trained gift of self-expression....his memoirs are quite amazing. The vigorous accounts of his pre-war varied in just the right proportion and to just the right degree of vivacity with anecdotes and personal experiences....He tells us what he thought and what he felt, and he never strikes any attitudes or pretends to feel anything which he does not feel. His frankness and self-dependence, his rectitude in whatever he undertakes...and his contempt for petty schemes and ambitions, together with a disregard for many conventional scruples, make Sherman, in spite of his harshness, a figure whom we not only respect but cannot help liking." This original manuscript of the California section of Sherman's MEMOIRS was presented by Sherman to his long- serving, trusted aide-de-camp, Colonel Joseph C. Audenried. Sherman has written, below the manuscript title, "presented to Col. Audenried A.D.C. by General Sherman in consideration of Col. Audenried having copied the same for the General. Hd. Qr. of the Army Washington D.C. March 17, 1871." At the conclusion of the text is a similar inscription. It appears that Sherman gave this copy of his original manuscript memoir to Audenried after Audenried made a copy for Sherman himself to keep. This copy, entirely in Sherman's hand and the original manuscript of the memoir has descended through the Audenried family, appearing on the market here for the first time. Joseph Crain Audenried (1839-80) was born in Pennsylvania and graduated from West Point in 1861. Brevetted a second lieutenant, he assisted in organizing and training troops in Washington before being assigned as an aide to several generals, including Daniel Tyler, William H. Emory, Edwin Sumner, John Wool, and Ulysses S. Grant. In October 1863, Audenried was transferred to General William Tecumseh Sherman's command, and he served as Sherman's aide-de-camp and principal assistant until his death in 1880 at age forty. With Sherman, Audenried participated in the events for which Sherman is most famous: the siege of Atlanta, the March to the Sea, and the March through the Carolinas. He was promoted to captain in the 6th Cavalry in 1866, and then to colonel in 1869. Audenried was stationed with Sherman at St. Louis for much of this time, and joined his commander in the Indian Wars of the West and on tours of the West, and also on Sherman's tour of Europe and the Middle East in 1871-72. Audenried married Mary Colkett in 1863, and the two had a daughter, Florence, in 1867. After Audenried's death in 1880, Sherman and Mary Audenried grew quite close, and it has been speculated that the married commander engaged in an affair with his aide's widow. The original manuscript of General William Tecumseh Sherman's memoir of his time in California during the tumultuous late 1840s. A highly significant portion of one of the great American memoirs.

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        The First Flight. (All plain sailing)

      J. McQueen, London 1871 - Aquatint, printed in colours and finished by hand, by William Summers. Second issue of this fine print (first published 21 October 1867) from the 'McQueen's Steeple Chasings' series. A charming period piece. Very much of its time, all the animation in this plate is reserved for the spectators. The jockeys are depicted as completely impassive "there is more animation in a Sovereign's Escort of Life Guards trotting down the Mall on a wet morning than can be found in. Summers' engraving of these supposedly thrilling scenes" (Charles Lane Sporting Aquatints and their Engravers , vol.II, p.76). Lane presents this as a fault, but it is also what gives this image its charm, everything is beautifully observed, and the aquatinting is technically excellent, the landscape is finely realised and the crowd is full of incident but at the centre of the scene are these almost surreal figures passing through as if in a dream. Little is known of either Neville (Lane lists this and one other racing plate by him), or the engraver William Summers. Lane British Racing Prints p.143.

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        The Five Great Monarchies of the Ancient Eastern World ; or, The history, geography and antiquities of Chaldaea, Assyria, Babylon, Media and Persia, collected and illustrated from ancient and modern sources

      London: John Murray, 1871. Three volumes, octavo, with 4 large folding maps, richly illustrations, all edges marbled, some scattered foxing chiefly to preliminaries; very good, in blue polished calf, spine with raised bands, red morocco labels, ornately gilt, a little sunned. Ancient history. Second edition; a charming set of the chief work of George Rawlinson (1812-1902), brother of the traveller and assyriologist Sir Henry Rawlinson. Rawlinson, Camden professor of Ancient History at Oxford, is known for his works in ancient history.

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