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        AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND

      London: Strahan & Co. 1871 - First edition, 17 x 12cm (16mo), in publisher's magenta sand-grain cloth w/gilt & black decorations & title to fr. cover & spine, blind ruling to rear, a.e.g., cream ep.s, 378 (viii) pp. w/76 wood engravings by the Dalziels after Hughes, +13pp. publ. cat. to rear. Printed at the Camden Press, London. Inscribed "For dear little Frank with Mamie's best love, Feb./[18]79" & w/F.P. Bedford's purple stamp, both to fr. ep. (it has been speculated that this copy belonged to Francis Donkin Bedford, the book illustrator--but the middle initial in the purple stamp doesn't match). Binding Very Good (expertly rebacked w/original [faded] spine laid down & hinges mended); contents Very Good (occas. lt. thumbing). White 171, Bulloch 688, Reid passim, Sadleir 1474b, Osborne 368, Fredeman 93.24, Wolff II p.62 (3) & 4282, Ray 177, Shaberman 43, de Beaumont 190, Goldman 298. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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        Stifford and Its Neigbourhood, Past and Present [and] More About Stifford and Its Neighbourhood, Past and Present (2 Vols.)

      London: printed by Taylor and Co for Private Circulation -2 1871 - 4to. xv[i], 183[1]pp, litho title-page vignette, litho plates, woodcut head-piece, text tables; xi[i], 167pp, postscript tipped-in at rear, title-page vignette, litho plates, text genealogies, text tables. Original maroon cloth gilt, uncut. Spines browned; extremes lightly rubbed; cloth to volume one stained; occasional very light spotting. * From the Library of Lord Cullen of Ashbourne and Brian Cokayne with assorted relevant letters tipped-in and one letter and a sketch loosely inserted. ** Volume one: CUL, NLS, BL. Volume two: CUL, BL. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Turton]
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        The wonders of the Yosemite Valley, and of California .

      Moore Boston 1871 - First edition. 4to., 71pp., text bordered in red, 10 mounted albumen prints within red borders by John Payson Soule, captioned in red, original tissue guards, 3 wood-engravings in text, original plum cloth decorated in gilt and black, lower cover and spine faded, all edges gilt, ex-libris Zadoc Long Free Library with label to front free endpaper and card pocket to rear pastedown, remains of small label to foot of spine, a very good copy. The photographs are credited to Soule, but it is now thought that he purchased the negatives from a California photographer, possibly Edweard Muybridge, to whose work these photographs have a strong affinity. NYPL Checklist, 233. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CRONICA GENERAL DE ESPAÑA ANTILLAS FILIPINAS CANARIAS BALEARES FERNANDO POO

      - CRONICA GENERAL DE ESPAÑA. ANTILLAS. FILIPINAS. CANARIAS. BALEARES. FERNANDO POO. Comprende: Crónica de las Antillas por Don Jacobo de la Pezuela.- Madrid, Rubio, Grilo y Vitturi, 1871; 231 pp. 12 láminas e ilustraciones en el texto. 2 mapas (Cuba y Puerto rico.) Crónica de las islas Filipinas por Don Fernando Fulgosio.- Madrid, Rubio, Grilo y Vitturi, 1871; 133 pp. – 1 h. 6 láminas, ilustraciones en el texto y 2 mapas. Crónica de las islas canarias por Don Waldo Giménez Romera.- Madrid, Rubio, Grilo y Vitturi, 1868; 96 pp. 4 láminas, ilustraciones en el texto y 2 mapas. Crónica de las Islas Baleares por Don Fernando fulgosio.- Madrid, Rubio, Grilo y Vitturi, 1870; 96 pp. 5 láminas, ilustraciones en el texto y 1 mapa. Crónica general de España. Africa. Islas de fernando Poo, Corisco y Annobón por Don Fernando fulgosio.- Madrid, Rubio, Grilo y Vitturi, 1871; 16 pp. 1 lámina. Todo encuadernado en un tomo en folio holandesa.

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        Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the Zoological Sociey of London for the Year 1871

      London The Zoological Society of London 1871. G+ : in good (plus) condition without dust jacket.Scuffing and wear to leather along corners and top of spine. Contents clean and bright First Edition Maroon hardback half-leather cover on marbled boards 240mm x 180mm (9" x 7"). xix, 823pp. Seventy-six plates, including many finely hand-coloured lithographs by J G Keulemans, J G Smit, R Mintern et al. Lithography by Mintern Bros. Many fine hand-coloured plates of mammals, birds, reptiles and fishes.

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        Une ville flottante, suivi des Forceurs de blocus

      J. Hetzel 1871 - Edition originale de ce roman et de cette longue nouvelle, publiés en même temps, un volume in-18, non daté (1871, la première édition grand in-8, illustrée, date de 1872), sans illustrations, pp.(4)+290+(1); les pages 1, 198 et 199 ne sont pas chiffrées; demi-percaline noire d'époque, couvertures non conservées, bon état (Piero Gondolo della Riva, I,28). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plenum des Deutschen Reichstages. 1. Legislaturperiode. 1. Session 1871." Lithographisches Plakat.

      Berlin, Theuerkorn, (1871). - 49,5 x 65,3 cm. Sehr seltener Einblattdruck mit dem schematischen Sitzungsplan des ersten, am 3. März 1871 gewählten deutschen Reichstags, der zu dieser Zeit noch im Preußischen Abgeordnetenhaus in der Leipziger Straße 75 in Berlin tagte. Die numerierten Sitzplätze sind mit den Namen der Abgeordneten, beim Präsidium mit den jeweiligen Funktionsträgern bezeichnet (insgesamt 441 Nummern, die Nummer 1 ist dem Präsidenten zugewiesen). - War gefaltet. Mit einigen kleinen, teils hinterlegten Falzeinrissen. Minimal fleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun GbR]
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        Architecture Funéraire Contemporaine - Specimens de Tombeaux, Chapelles funéraires, Mausolées, Sarcophages, Stèles, Pierres tombales, Croix, etc. - Choisis principalement dans les cimetières de Paris et exprimant les trois idées radicales de l'architecture funéraire : la mort, l'hommage rendu au mort, l'invocation religieuse à propos du mort.

      - Ouvrage contenant 119 Planches gravées au trait, dont 2 Chromolithographies, (en réalité 113 planches, car 4 planches doubles portent une double numérotation : 11-12, 29-30, 35-36 et 38-39, ainsi que les 2 planches en couleurs : 13-14 et 23-24) - A Paris - Ducher & Cie Editeurs / Librairie Générale de l'Architecture et des Traveaux Publics - Edition Originale 1871 - In-Folio (35 x 44 cm) - 12 pages + 113 planches - Reliure demi basane vert olive, légèrement frottée - Dos lisse, titre doré - Chaque page et planche est montée sur onglet - Rares et pâles rousseurs - Très bon état - Attention Poids : 5000 gr.César Denis Daly fut un architecte français (1811-1894). Précurseur de Viollet-le-Duc, César Daly a essentiellement œuvré à la restauration de la Cathédrale Sainte-Cécile d'Albi, de 1843 à 1877, en tant qu'architecte diocésain. Il est nommé membre de la Commission des arts et édifices religieux en 1848. Bien plus qu'un praticien de terrain, César Daly a été un homme d'influence, actif dans les organes associatifs et l'édition professionnelle du monde de l'architecture. Il fut le secrétaire de la Société Centrale des Architectes. Propriétaire-fondateur et directeur de la "Revue Générale de l'Architecture et des Travaux Publics" (1840-1888) et de "La Semaine des Constructeurs" (1877-1895), publications dont le rayonnement fut notable, il est également l'auteur de plusieurs ouvrages de référence. Dont cet ouvrage "Specimens de Tombeaux.", qui reste une impressionnante documentation sur les monuments funéraires de l'époque. Français [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie L'Ancien Livre]
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        La Sagrada Biblia, traducida de la Vulgata latina al Español, aclarado el sentido de algunos lugarea con la luz que dan los textos originales hebreo y griego é ilustrada con varias notas sacadas de los santos padres y expositores sagrados por D. Félix Torres Amat, ilustrada por Gustavo Doré.,

      Barcelona, Montaner y Simon 1871-73. - Nueva Edicion. 4 vols. 2°. 4 Bll., 362 Sp., 52 S. 3 Bll.; 390 Sp., 59 S; 3 Bll., 772 Sp., 97 S., 1 Bl.; 3 Bll., 420 Sp., 58 S. 1 Bl., Mit insg. 230 Taf. in Holzstich. v. G. Doré, ornament. Buchschmuck v. Giacomelli. OHLdr. m. Blindpräg. u. Rückengoldpräg. Ecken u. Kanten beschabt. Stellenw. stockfl. vgl. Vicaire I, 477; Leblanc 54 - Erste spanische Ausgabe. Entgegen der klassischen Tradition illustrierte Doré die Bibel als abenteuerliches orientalisches Märchen. Das Werk erschien in wenigen Jahren in 15 Ländern als Prachtausgabe für die verschiendenen christlichen Konfessionen. Doré beschäftigte dafür 35 Xylographen. Gewicht in Gramm: 10000 Sonderangebot: Antiquariat Burgverlag bietet AbeBooks-Kunden einen exklusiven Rabatt von 50% auf sämtliche Preise. Alter Preis: 950,00 EUR [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Grelot. Journal illustré satirique et politique. Tête de collection du n°1 de la première année du 9 avril 1871 au n°716 de la quatorzième année, du 28 décembre 1884.

      Le Grelot 1871 - - Le Grelot, Paris 1871-1884, 32,5x49cm, 7 volumes reliés. - Edition originale des quatorze premières années complètes, reliées en sept volumes : n°1 du 9 avril 1871 au n°716 du 28 décembre 1884. Reliures en demi percaline rouge, dos lisses, pages de garde de papier à la cuve, reliures de l'époque. Exceptionnel ensemble dans un très bel état de conservation de ce célèbre journal satirique républicain anti-communard et anti-prussien illustré par Bertall, Alfred Le Petit, Pépin, Darré, Boussac, Demare, Hix, Moloch, Candide, Eschelbach. Ce journal fondé par Arnold Mortier a été publié de 1871 à 1903. Nombreuses illustrations en noir et en couleurs (chaque couverture est illustrée d'une caricature rehaussée en couleurs). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Herbarium of the Most Important Grasses of the Field and the Forest.

      Henry Keller Son (J.C. Herbert'sche Hof-Buchdr.), Darmstadt, Germany 1871 - Large folio. (3), 30, (1) pp. [printed rectos only]. Title page in full color lithograph, the other leaves, holding mounted grass specimens, with color decorations, including gilt borders and large initials; text in German, English, and French. Later green cloth, gilt title on spine; portion of several specimens missing, several other broken, some offset from specimens, but a very good copy of this elaborate production and quite scarce. Housed in a custom board slipcase (edges worn). First edition (both the title page and the presentation leaf are dated 1871; no later dates are present), this copy with a printed leaf of presentation to the United States Consul in Germany, Mr. Aaron Seeley. We have located one copy of this edition (National Library of Medicine). OCLC locates two copies of an 1876 printing (San Diego Natural History Museum, Texas A&M) and one copy of an 1872 printing with title page in German (New York Botanical Garden). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PRINCESS AND THE GOBLIN

      1871 - MACDONALD, George. THE PRINCESS AND THE GOBLIN. New York: George Routledge and Sons, 1871. First American edition of MacDonald's second full-length fairy tale, following At the Back of the North Wind, which had appeared in the preceding year. 30 wood-engraved illustrations by Arthur Hughes. Octavo. iv,315 pp. Publisher's green cloth binding with pictorial decorations on spine and front cover, based on text illustrations by Hughes, in gilt and black. Off-white coated endpapers. All edges gilt. Binder's ticket ('Bound by Burns & Co.') on rear pastedown. The decoration of the American binding is almost identical with the Strahan & Co. first-edition binding, including the crescent moon and flaming torch in gilt outside of the front cover circle, and with the publisher's name gilt-stamped at the base of the spine - only in this case it is Routledge. The difference occurs on the spine where the entire title is gilt-stamped, as opposed to the Strahan copies on which the the word 'goblin' is printed in black. The binding is rubbed along edges, lightly abraded on surfaces, and is slightly askew. The bookblock is sound but has been glued into the case slightly lower than it should be, by about 5 mm. Pencil gift inscription at head of title-page with the date (1876) written in ink below it. Text leaves are clean but for some light foxing to a few pages near the beginning. A rare edition, the existence of which was uncertain, and the 1872 edition being cited as the first. In about very good condition. (Shaberman 48).

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
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        Wonders of Yosemite Valley, and of California

      First Edition With Ten Original PhotographsKNEELAND, Samuel. The Wonders of Yosemite Valley, and of California. With original photographic illustrations, by John P. Soule. d. Boston: Alexander Moore, 1871.First edition. Octavo (10 3/8 x 6 7/8 inches; 265 x 174 mm). [iii]-xii, 13-71, [1, blank] pp. (Preliminaries are incorrectly numbered in all editions.) Complete with ten mounted albumen photographs by Soule of scenes in Yosemite, with tissue guards, and three wood-engraved text illustrations relating to Giant Sequoias, and two engraved maps. Text and photographs ruled in red.Original publisher's green pebble-grain cloth over beveled boards with front cover and spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt and black and rear cover decoratively stamped in blind. All edges gilt. Bookplate on front pastedown. A bit of rubbing to extremities. Head and tail of the spine shows wear. Light foxing, mostly to preliminaries and tissue guards. A very clean and bright copy.ìKneeland [1821-1888], a professor of zoology and physiology and secretary of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from its founding in 1865 until 1878, produced one of the better guide books to the Yosemite region. It is an especially attractive book due to the inclusion of an excellent series of mounted photographic images. The book is based on the authorís first visit to Yosemite Valley in July 1870. In addition to serving as a guide book, it forms a narrative of his trip from Boston to Yosemite and return. Kneeland made every effort to obtain current and accurate information and each of the later editions of the guide incorporates new material. The second edition adds ëThe Yosemite in 1872í and ëThe Recent Earthquake in Yosemite.í Though not identified by name, the account of the 1872 earthquake and much of ëThe Yosemite in 1872í is based on information indirectly supplied by John Muir. It is the first appearance of Muirís writings in a bookî (Currey & Kruska).Cowan, p. 333 (third edition). Currey & Kruska 225. Farquhar 10b. Kimes & Kimes 3, 5, 7, and 8. Rocq 5217.HBS 66696.$2,000

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        Collected Writings of James Henley Thornwell. 4 vols. from the library ofIain Murray (signed)

      Presbyterian Committee of Publication, 1871, - THORNWELL, James Henley [1812-1862]. The Collected Writings of James HenleyThornwell. Edited by John B. Adger and John L. Girardeau. Richmond: Presbyterian Committee of Publication, 1871-1881. In four volumes. Vol. I. Theological; Vol. II. Theological and Ethical; Vol. III. Theological and Controversial; Vol. IV. Ecclesiastical. Pp. 659; 622; 817; 640. Port. frontis in Vol. I. 8vo, brown cloth, narrow in blind trim, bevelled edges, gilt lettering and decoration to spine. In original bindings. From the personal libraryof Iain Murray, editor of Banner of Truth Magazine, published in Edinburgh.Volume IV contains Murray's signature on the first blank, in addition to occasional underlinings and notations made in his hand, particularly to themargins of the Table of Contents and the Preface of several of the volumes.James Thornwell was a Presbyterian preacher, theologian and writer on a variety of religious subjects in the Southern United States during the mid 1800's. Bindings in poor condition, considerable waterspotting and scrapes tothe boards, hinges cracked or broken, spines faded, ends chipped and worn,gilt rubbed, all corners chipped, various previous owner's names to ffeps.With the exception of one signature in Vol. IV partially detached, the setis internally quite sound. However, re-binding would be recommended. 2,000.00 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Anglo-American Atlantic yacht race of 1870. Start of the Yachts Dauntless and Cambria from Queenstown for New York on the 4th. July

      Published by Wm. Foster, London 1871 - A dramatic scene illustrating the start of the Trans-Atlantic race of 1870, by the celebrated maritime painter Thomas Dutton. Thomas Dutton was one of the greatest nineteenth century maritime painters. His emotive works display a genuine love of the sea and his careful depiction of detail provides a wonderful record of the important vessels of the age. The 108-foot Cambria , owned by James Ashbury of the Royal Harwich Yacht Club , raced the Dauntless , owned by James Gordon Bennett of the New York Yacht Club, from Queenstown, Ireland, to New York on 4 July 1870. The Cambria arrived first, making the crossing in 23 days, 5 hours 17 minutes and 15 seconds, just under two hours ahead of the Dauntless . After recuperating for 11 days the Cambria took part in the first true Americas Cup race. She competed against a field of 23 American yachts, and lost to the Magic by 40 minutes, finishing in 10th place overall. Dutton expertly captures the exciting moment of the start of the Trans-Atlantic race, and shows the great beauty and style of this remarkable ship. Tinted lithograph, finished by hand, drawn on stone by Dutton after "a painting by R.L. Stopford", sheet size: 20 x 27 3/8 inches. Fine condition.

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        Hotel Schlesischer Hof (in Troppau / Opava). Originalfotografie (1905) auf Atelierkarton, signiert.

      0 - 39,5 x 27, 5 cm. Frühes Dokument der Arbeit des bedeutenden Wiener Architekten, mit der sein Hauptwerk beginnt. Der aus Mähren stammende Gessner (1871-1943) war in Brünn Mitschüler von Josef Hoffmann und Adolf Loos und später im Atelier Otto Wagners tätig gewesen. Er hat in Wien monumentale Gemeindebauten, Gartenstadtprojekte und öffentliche Gebäude errichtet, desgleichen in Graz und Linz. Hier die Ablichtung der Front seines ersten Hotelbaus, vier Stockwerke, gemeinsam mit seinem jüngeren Bruder zeigt er sich am Fenster der Beletage, das Erdgeschoss ist noch im Bau. Mit zwei Atelierstempeln und eigenh. Signatur von Franz Gessner. Leichte Alterungsspuren. Sprache: deu [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Waverley Novels : Centenary Edition 1871-1891 [complete in 25 volumes, with 6 supplementary volumes of poetry, biography and history.]

      Edinburgh : Adam & Charles Black, 1871-1891 - Physical description: 31v. ; fronts. ; 19cm. Notes: This centenary edition of Walter Scott's Waverley novels was published between 1871 and 1891. Each volume includes a frontispiece and added engraved title page. 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. Supplementary volumes: The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott / edited by Wm. Minto, 2 volumes, London : A. & C. Black, 1891. -- Life of Sir Walter Scott / by J. G. Lockart, 2 volumes, London : A. & C. Black, 1892. -- Tales of a Grandfather, being the history of Scotland from the earliest period to the close of the rebellion 1745-46 / by Walter Scott, 2 volumes, London : A. & C. Black, 1892. Subjects: Historical fiction, Scottish -- English literature -- Scotland in literature -- Scottish authors. Very good copies finely bound in elaborately gilt-tooled cloth over marbled boards. Spine bands are slighty chipped and worn in places, with varying degress of dulling and wear to the panel edges. Surface wear evident on some of the spine covers. Marbled endpapers and top edges gilt. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc., and additional bibliographical material available on request. 10 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de l'art de la verrerie dans l'antiquité

      Paris Ve A. Morel et Cie 1871 - Pages non coupées. En feuillets sous chemise cartonnée à lacets, dos toilé, bel état intérieur.‎ Planches finement dessinées représentant de nombreux spécimens de verres à boire, objets de table, jeux, objets de toilette et de pharmacie, miroirs, urnes cinéraires, etc. Histoire de l'art de la verrerie dans l'antiquité / par Achille Deville . Auteur(s) : Deville, Achille (1789-1875). Langue(s) : français Pays : France Editeur(s) : Paris Ve A. Morel et Cie, 1873 Description : 2 p. ß., 108 p. : CXII pl. (part col.) ; 33 x 25 cm Jean Achille Deville, né le 19 janvier 1789 à Paris où il est mort le 9 janvier 1875, est un antiquaire et historien français. Biographie[modifier] Fils d'un ancien fermier général, il publie en 1813 une traduction en vers des Bucoliques de Virgile et esquisse quelques tragédies demeurées inédites avant de se tourner vers l'archéologie. Envoyé à Rouen vers 1825 comme receveur des contributions directes, il devient successivement directeur du musée des antiquités de Rouen, membre de la Société libre d'émulation de la Seine-Inférieure (1825), membre de la Société d'encouragement, membre de la Société des antiquaires de l'Ouest et correspondant de l'Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres en 1839. Principales publications[modifier] Les Bucoliques de Virgile, traduites en vers français et accompagnées de notes sur les beautés du texte (1813) Essai historique et descriptif sur l'église et l'abbaye de Saint-Georges-de-Boscherville, près Rouen (1827) Histoire du Château-Gaillard et du siège qu'il soutint contre Philippe Auguste en 1203 et 1204 (1829) Liste des peintres-verriers de la cathédrale de Rouen, Rouen, F. Baudry, (1831), lire sur Google Livres Tombeaux de la cathédrale de Rouen (1833) Texte en ligne Histoire du château et des sires de Tancarville (1834) Texte en ligne Catalogue du musée départemental d'antiquités de Rouen (1834) Précis historique sur la statue de P. Corneille, érigée à Rouen par souscription en 1834 (1838) Histoire du château d'Arques (1839) Texte en ligne Cartulaire de l'abbaye de la Sainte-Trinité du Mont de Rouen inséré dans la Collection des cartulaires de France (1841-1867) Revue des architectes de la cathédrale de Rouen jusqu'à la fin du XVIe siècle (1848), lire sur Google Livres Comptes de dépenses de la construction du château de Gaillon, publiés d'après les registres manuscrits des trésoriers du Cardinal d'Amboise (1850) Texte en ligne Chants bucoliques (1856) Histoire de l'art de la verrerie dans l'antiquité (1870) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Quail or Virginia Partridge

      Currier & Ives, New York 1871 - Lithograph with original hand-color. General signs of aging, mild discoloration, overall a good example. Sheet size: 11 3/8 x 15 1/4". Inventory #: p24pmat

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        Lectures on the Principles and Practice of Physic

      Longmans, Green and Co, London 1871 - The most comprehensive medical text book of the 19th century England. Volume one, 970 pages, Volume two 1010 pages, 5th edition 1871 upper spine worn slightly but overall good condition First ranking British physician in England and Physician to the Queen. Called upon by the council of King’s college in 1836 to accept of the more important chair of the Principles and Practice of medicine. His lectures in that capacity at once established his reputation, and their publication in the London Medical Gazette, and subsequently in two volumes, sufficed to place him in the first rank of his profession. Language: eng [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ensayo histórico, etimológico y filológico sobre los apellidos castellanos, desde el siglo X hasta nuestra edad. (Obra premiada de segundo lugar por la Academia Española.)

      - PRIMERA EDICION.- Madrid: Imp. de Manuel Tello, 1871.- 259 p., [1 h.]: árbol genealógico plegado de los Condes de Saldaña y Carrión; 8º; Media Piel época, tejuelo, nervios y hierros en seco y oro.- La hoja de cortesía, portada y seis hojas siguientes tienen la parte superior del margen externo mas blanco que el resto del papel. Por lo demás en perfecto estado. Libro en español [Attributes: First Edition; 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.

      Woodhull, Claflin,, NY: 1871 - 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'l Workingman's Assoc. in New York and published the first American appearance of The Communist Manifesto. She fought for woman'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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Innocents Abroad or The New Pilgrim's Progress

      Melbourne: George Robertson. 1871. First. First Australian edition, cloth issue. Green cloth lettered in gilt, gilt vignette on the front board, ruled and decorated on the rear board in blind. (19), 10-383, (1)pp. A small owner name on the front fly, front hinge tender, a bit of foxing, some scattered light stains on the front board, and some rubbing, an about very good copy of an uncommon edition. .

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        Mittheilungen aus Justus Perthes' Geographischer Anstalt über wichtige neue Erforschungen auf dem Gesammtgebiete der Geographie, 9 Bände: 17. Band (1871) - 25. Band (1879). Komplett.

      Gotha : Justus Perthes, 1871 - 1879.. Originalausgaben. 9 Bände, jew. ca. 475 S. 4°, Halbleinen. 9 Bände!!! Schöne und vollständige Sammlung von "Petermanns Geographischen Mitteilungen". Aus ehemaligem Bibliotheksbestand, mit entsprechenden Kennzeichungen versehen. Einbände mit starken Gebrauchsspuren: Kanten und Deckel berieben u. Buchrücken bei Band 1976 und 1978 seitlich eingerissen. Band 1877 und 1879 wurden neu eingebunden. Seiten etwas nachgedunkelt, an den Rändern teilweise leicht griffspurig (keine Stockflecken). Karten zum Teil staubschmutzig, an den Rändern geknickt oder etwas eingerissen. Bindungen klaffen teilweise. Bei den Bänden 1871 und 1878 haben sich Karten und Seiten gelöst und weisen Randläsuren auf. Guter bis akzeptabler Gesamtzustand. Gern senden wir mehr Bilder auf Anfrage. Weitere Bände sind vorrätig! [Geografie, Dr. A. Pertemanns Mitteilungen aus Justus Perthes' Geographischer Anstalt, 19. Jh, original]

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        Instructions for the management of Harvey's sea torpedo.

      Spon London 1871 - First edition. 8vo., 43pp., INSCRIBED by the author, 12 full-page lithograph plates,1 plan, illustrations in text, original blue cloth gilt, pictorial gilt vignette to upper cover, binding worn and a little soiled. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LA SAGRADA BIBLIA Traducida de la Vulgata latina al español, aclarado el sentido de algunos lugares con la luz que dan los textos originales hebreo y griego, e ilustrada con varias notas sacadas de los Santos Padres y expositores sagrados, por D. Félix Torres Amat. Nueva edición ilustrada por Gustavo Doré.

      - M., Montaner y Simón, 1871-73, 4 tomos, 44 x 31 cm., bella encuadernación editorial en lomo piel y tela roja, estampaciones doradas en la tapa anterior, lomo con adornos dorados, 4 h. - 362 columnas + 52 págs. - 1 h. y 69 láminas = 2 h. - 390 columnas + 59 págs. - 1 h. y 50 láminas = 2 h. - 722 columnas + 97 págs. - 1 h. y 33 láminas = 2 h. - 420 columnas + 58 págs. - 1 h. - 4 págs. y 78 láminas. (Ejemplar con algunos puntos de óxido).

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        Middlemarch a study of provincial life

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1871–72. 4 volumes, octavo (174 × 125 mm). Contemporary red half calf, spines gilt in compartments, marbled sides, red and green morocco labels, marbled endpapers, marbled edges. Occasional spotting to pages, bindings a little rubbed, mild wear to leather at spine compartments, spine labels with mild discolouration, else a very attractive set. First edition in book form of George Eliot's sixth and greatest novel, the title-pages showing the line "The Right of Translation is Reserved" at foot. In its slow gestation, the book grew too long for the traditional three-decker format. It was Lewes who suggested to Blackwood that, on the model of Victor Hugo's Les Misérables, it should be serialised in eight parts at two-monthly intervals, and published in book form in four volumes.

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        Ruines de Paris 1871.

      - Un volume in 4 oblong, reliure d'éditeur, 20 photographies des ruines de Paris en 1871 de Wulff. Plats et dos insolés sinon bon exemplaire.

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        Handbuch der Geographie und Statistik für die Gebildeten Stände. Neu bearbeitet unter Mitwirkung mehrerer Gelehrten von Johann Eduard Wappäus.

      Hinrichs, Leipzig 1855-1871. - Siebente Auflage. 4 Teile in 9 Bänden. 22,7 x 15,7 cm. Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie Bd. 41, S. 163: "Das hervorragendste Werk von Wappäus auf geographischem Gebiete.". Engelmann, Bibliotheca geographica, Bd. 1 S. 37. Inhalt: I/1. Wappäus: Allgemeiner Teil. I/2. Wappäus: Nord-Amerika. I/3. Wappäus: Das ehemalige spanische Mittel- und Süd-Amerika. I/4. Wappäus / Delitsch: Brasilien, Westindien, Südpolarländer. II/1-2. Gumprecht u. a.: Afrika und Australien. II/3. Brauer und Plath: Asien. III/1. Wappäus u. a.: Ost- und Nord-Europa. III/2. Willkomm u. a.: West- und Süd-Europa. IV/1. Brachelli: Kaiserthum Oesterreich. IV/2. Brachelli: Das Königreich Preußen und die deutschen Mittel- und Klein-Staaten. Pappbände der Zeit mit goldenen Rückentiteln auf roten Schildchen. Einbände etwas berieben (Kanten und Gelenke stärker), Ecken und Kanten teils bestoßen, kleine Bibliothekssiegel (Papierschildchen) an den Rücken und handschriftlich auf den Vorsätzen, kleine Stempel auf Titeln, sonst innen gut und sauber, nur vereinzelt etwas stockfleckig.

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        Contributions to the Flora of Mentone and to a Winter Flora of the Riviera, Including the Coast from Marseilles to Genoa

      L. Reeve & Co, London 1871 - Bound in half green leather, with gilt title lettering to spine, this hardcover First Edition is VG. With 97 handcoloured Plates and two page descriptive text with each plate. Marbled endpapers, five raised bands to spine, and nice engraved bookplate to fixed front endpaper.Leather spine and corners slightly rubbed/worn, otherwise Vg [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Marseille

      Austria 1871 - Size : 495x560 (mm), 19.5x22 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring Excellent, disected and laid on original canvas

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        DON QUIJOTE DE LA MANCHA(PRIMER FACSIMIL EN ESPAÑA),

      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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        Ralph the Heir.

      London: Hurst and Blackett, 1871. - "This is the novel of which Charles Reade afterwards took the plot and made it into a play [Shilly Shally]. I have always thought it to be one of the worst novels I have written, and almost to have justified that dictum that a novelist after fifty should not write love-stories" - Trollope's Autobiography. 3 vols, 8vo, later red half morocco by Sotheran, red cloth sides, gilt lettering. Half-titles present; bound without the 16 page publisher's catalogue in vol. 3. Sadleir, Trollope, 37; Wolff 6793; NCBEL III, 883. Edges a little rubbed; some slight foxing; very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HAND-BOOK OF COLORADO: CONTAINING A DIRECTORY OF POPULATION, AND FACTS ABOUT CLIMATE, COLONIZATION, MINING, FARMING, STOCK RAISING, TOGETHER WITH A BUSINESS INDEX, RAIL ROAD AND STAGE GUIDE, ETC.

      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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