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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. 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. 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) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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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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        The Works of Walter Scott. The Waverley Novels. Including: Waverley, Rob Roy, Ivanhoe, etc.

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1871. - The Centenary Edition, complete in 24 volumes; 8vo. A very handsome set in contemporary dark blue half morocco with gilt titles and gilt to spines, marbled boards, end papers and edges. Illustrated. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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]

      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD AND SONS ABA ILAB. est.1867]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Plietzsch]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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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        Autographed Letter Signed on "Headquarters Army of the United States" letterhead

      Washington, D.C. 1871 - 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." 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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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        Incorporating ?Genl Custer? addressing an envelope, General George Armstrong Custer writes from New York City to his wife at their home in Monroe, Michigan ? while in New York, Custer interested wealthy investors such as Astor and Belmont to buy shares in a Colorado silver mine

      Envelope addressed by Custer to his wife incorporating his signature ?Mrs Genl Custer / Monroe / Mich,? 5.25? x 3.25?. Lightly creased. Pair of 2¢ stamps depicting Andrew Jackson (right portion of one stamp torn off when Mrs. Custer tore open the envelope at right edge), postmarked New York, May 9 [1871].On January 11, 1871, Gen. Custer was granted a furlough through September, and he traveled to New York City in pursuit of business and employment prospects. That same day, he sent his wife Libbie to their home in Monroe, Michigan. Custer was well known in New York and quickly became friends with wealthy investors such as John Jacob Astor, August Belmont, and Jay Gould. He interested them in the Stevens Lode, a silver mine, in Colorado, in which he had invested. In September, he sold his shares and returned to Elizabethtown, Kentucky, for duty with his 7th Cavalry. His investors never realized a profit from the silver mine.Included are 10 vintage photographs, seven picturing Mrs.

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        ANTEROS: A Novel in Three Volumes. (PUBLISHER'S PRESENTATION COPY)

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

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      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1871. Hardcover. Scuffing to the leather; the front board of this massive volume is split about halfway but still very tight. Institutional bookplate on front pastedown with release stamp. Occasional marginal tears and chips, but generally without loss. Very Good, contents quite nice. Thomas Nast. Folio (11" x 16") bound in contemporary half black leather with leather corners and gilt rules and lettering. Includes issues beginning 7 January 1871 to 30 December 1871 including the June 3 supplement; 1240 pages. Illustrated with numerous wood engravings including about fifty of various sizes by Thomas Nast. These include a fine cover of Santa Claus checking his mail as well as several double-page spreads on various subjects. Also included are fine views of New York, Boston, and Chicago, as well as a large foldout map of Paris. There is a full-page engaving of a photographer in action outdoors (tear repaired in the corner). Interesting articles on a variety of topics, usually illustrated with engravings, including ballooning, dogs, the Chicago fire, Mormons, and the serialization of Isaac Hayes's ACROSS THE ARCTIC CIRCLE. Literary contributions include First American appearances of work by Wilkie Collins, George Eliot, Charles Reade, Tennyson, etc. Each issue includes a number of advertisements. A treasure trove of articles and illustrations from the Gilded Age.

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        Bacon's Story of the War

      G.W. Bacon and Co., London 1871 - Original green cloth over cardboard covers.Title on front cover in gilt.Both covers bordered by embossed design.Slight wear to the edges of the covers.Green paste downs and end papers. Some minor soiling to a few pages. Double page frontispiece Of William I., Emperor of Germany and Napoleon III., of France. There are two multi fold maps in color.One of the maps depicts Central Europe.The other showing the movements and positions of the hostile armies.The maps have been expertly repaired and properly folded. Copac and OCLC locate NO copies of this book. VERY RARE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      NY:: Woodhull, Claflin,, 1871.. First Edition. Tall 8vo, pp. 247. Brown cloth stamped in gilt. Steel engraved frontispiece portrait by J.C. Buttre after a photograph by Brady. Some rubbing on the spine and wear to the extremities, o/w a VG copy of a very scarce book. NAW:" Unconventional reformer whose antics jolted Victorian America," Victoria Woodhull was the most outspoken of the 19th century American feminists. She was an editor, a stock broker, psychic healer, abolitionist, suffragist, free love advocate, writer & presidential candidate. She advocated the free-love Pantarchy of Stephen Pearl Andrews and concluded that the marriage tie was a degrading form of female bondage. She was the head of the Int'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.

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        Der Golf von Buccari-Porto Re. Bilder und Skizzen.

      Prag, Mercy, 1871.. 4to. 4 Bll., 125 S. Mit farblithogr. Frontispiz, 30 aufgewalzten xylographischen Tafeln, 14 aufgewalzten xylographischen Plänen, 22 Textholzschnitten und 2 beigelegten mehrfach gefalt. farb. lithograph. Karten. Roter Orig.-Leinwandband mit reicher Goldprägung.. Erste Ausgabe. - Vorsätze teils gebräunt, stellenweise gering fleckig, sonst sehr gutes, frisches Exemplar.

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        Bataille de Dorking, Invasion des Prussiens en Angleterre

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

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      Boston: James R. Osgood & Co., 1871. First Edition. Hardcover. Typical chipping to spine tips; spine sunned but gilt still clear. Near Fine. First Printing in original purple cloth. BAL 8876: 1500 copies printed. One of a small number of copies with a correction in the author's hand on page 23. In addition this copy is INSCRIBED "With the kind regards of" and SIGNED by the author to R. C. Winthrop, American orator and statesman, a descendant of Massachusetts Governor John Winthrop (1588-1649). Bookplate on front pastedown of noted collector Carroll Atwood Wilson. ROBERT CHARLES WINTHROP (1809-1894) graduated from Harvard in 1828, studied law with Daniel Webster, and in 1831 was admitted to the bar. He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in1834-1840, for the last three years as speaker, and in 1840 was elected to the national House of Representatives as a Whig, serving from December 1840 to 1850. He soon became prominent and was speaker of the Thirtieth Congress (1847-1849). On the resignation of Daniel Webster to become secretary of state, Winthrop was appointed to the Senate (July 1850) but was defeated in the Massachusetts legislature for the short term (Jan. 30, 1851) and for the long term (April 24, 1851) by a coalition of Democrats and Free Soilers and served only until February 1851. In the same year he received a plurality of the votes cast for governor, but as the constitution required a majority vote, the election was thrown into the legislature, where he was defeated by the same coalition. Thereafter, he was never a candidate for political office. Among his noteworthy orations of a patriotic character were those delivered at Boston in 1876, at Yorktown in 1881, and in Washington on the completion of the Washington Monument in 1885.

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

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        Die Diplomatischen Akten des Auswärtigen Amtes 1871 - 1914 : ein Wegweiser durch das große Aktenwerk der Deutschen Regierung (39 Bände in 53 plus Kommentare Bd. I - VI)

      Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft für Politik und Geschichte;. Gebundene Ausgabe;. Der Erhaltungszustand des hier angebotenen Werks ist trotz seiner Bibliotheksnutzung ordentlich. Es befindet sich lediglich ein Bibliotheksstempel im jeweiligen Band - ordnungsgemäß entwidmet; Buchschnitt und Seitenränder alters-/papierbedingt angebräunt; Orig. Leinen teils mit Schutzumschlag; Komplettpreis für 39 Bände (= 53 Teilbände) + Kommentare; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten! Das Bild zeigt lediglich eine Auswahl des Gesamtwerks!!

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        Nadar Duns A Deadbeat Client

      Paris 1871 - A three-page/one sheet ALS, in French, on the "Photographie Nadar" letterhead, dated November 1, 1871. Nadar (the pseudonym of Gaspard-Felix Tournacon) tackles a traditional problem of the profession--getting paid. Writing to a military officer: "During the Seige [of Paris].you asked us to do a full length portrait of you.the price was set at 100 francs.If you recall, this is what we agreed to: 'I want to have my portrait done now,' you said to us. 'That would be prudent, but I can't pay for it at present; we could make the following arrangement. If I'm lucky enough not to be killed I'll come and take possession of it in person. If on the contrary I have the misfortune to die on the battlefield.send it to my family who would certainly be happy to receive my portrait and would pay for it without question.We waited until send it COD.before reclaiming the shipment we would like to know if you really refused delivery. We can't believe this without hearing it directly from you. " It would appear that having escaped the grim reaper, the officer believed he now had plenty of time to pose for another, better portrait. The vast majority of autograph material in Nadar's hand is simple correspondence, as in appointment confirmations and minor accounting matters; a long-form note, particularly one in which the photographer displays a genuine skill in navigating between tones of respectful supplication and annoyed would-you-please-pay-your-damn-bill, is distinctly uncommon. In generally fine condition, with intersecting vertical and horizontal folds. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance

      New York: Sheldon & Company. (1871). First. First edition, first issue terracotta cloth, first state of the title page without advertisement on verso. Also issued in wrappers, no priority. Faint, faded remnants of a contemporary owner name, slight nicking to the extremities of the thin spine, a very good plus copy. .

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        Works of Fancy and Imagination. By George Mac Donald, LL.D. Volume I - Volume X (so complete in 10 volumes).

      London. Strahan & Co. Publishers 1871.. Ten volumes. Togehter about 3000 pages. Original green cloth with gilt titles and gilt tooling to spines; elaborate gilt panelling to upper boards, blind stamped on rear covers; brown end papers; all edges gilt. (A little used). 13x8 cm. Erste Werkausggabe. Selten! Vol. I: Within and Without, and A Hidden Life. Vol. II: Poems, The Gospel Women, A Book of Sonnets, and Organ Songs. Vol. III: Poems - Violin Songs, Songs for the Days and Nights, A Book of Dreams, Roadside Poems, and Poems for Children. Vol. IV: Poems - Parables, Ballads, and Scotch Songs and Ballads. Vol. V: Phantastes: A Faerie Romance. : Vol. VI: Phantastes: A Faerie Romance (concluded). Vol. VII: The Portent. Vol. VIII: Stories - The Light Princess, The Giant's Heart, and The Shadows. Vol. IX: Stories - Cross Purposes, The Golden Key, The Carasoyn, and Little Daylight. Vol. X: Stories - The Cruel Painter, The Castle: A Parable, The Wow O' Rivven, The Broken Swords, The Gray Wolf, and Uncle Cornelius his Story.

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        The Earthly Paradise. A Poem

      F.S. Ellis, 1870-, London 1871 - Four volumes, octavo; contemporary manuscript inscriptions and attractive bookplates in each; a fine set in contemporary half dark green morocco, top edges gilt, others uncut. Fifth edition of parts one and two, and second edition of parts three and four. A fine set of Morris's third book, which was later published by the Kelmscott Press. Based on classical and medieval sources, The Earthly Paradise is best known for its introductory poems on the months, which use as their prompt Morris's personal unhappiness. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Principles of Political Economy with Some of Their Applications to Social Philosophy ( 2 Volumes Fine Bindings )

      London: Longmans, Green, Reader and Dyer, 1871. Books measure 8 1/2 x 6 inches. Collation, xvi,617, xv,[1],608pp. Bound in full red period calf, raised bands, ornated gilt tooling, full gilt edges, inner dentelles, coloured endpapers. Calf has a few very minor scuff marks, King College gilt crest on top boards. Both bindings in excellent condition. Internally, prize label from Kings College London dated 1876. Pages in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice clean set, in near fine bindings. . Seventh Edition. Full Leather. Very Good Plus. 8vo.

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