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        Stanford's Large Library Map of the World on Mercator's Projection

      London: Edward Stanford. G : in Good condition. Split to upper section of slipcase along side. . Map clean and bright. 1871. First Edition. Linen-backed map in brown cloth slipcase. 970mm x 1580mm (38" x 62"). 40 panels. 40 panelled map in colour. Includes International Telegraphs, Tracks of Sailing Vessels, Steam Package Communication; Steam Navigarion Companies, Oceanic Drift and Polar Pack Ice. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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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 Co, 1871-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: D. Appleton, 1871: Two volumes. First American Edition. Both volumes in Very Good condition. Clean text. Age toned pages, with light old book odor. Hinges split but binding is holding firm. Previous owner name and bookplate at front of both volumes. Spines are darkened, with wear on ends and a few areas of wear. Edge wear to boards. Volume II has a small black stain at the top right corner of the upper board. A nice set overall, presents very well.

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        La Grotta del Diavolo stazione preistorica del Capo di Leuca.

      Subject: (Speleologia - Archeologia). Bologna, Fava e Garagnani, 1871, 4to br. orig. pp. 36 con una tav. lit. a col. in antip. (panorama di Punta Ristola) e 5 tav. lit. in fine.

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        The earthly paradise, a poem.

      F. S. Ellis, 1868, 1870, London 1871 - First editions throughout; 4 vols. in 3, as issued; 8vo, woodcut device designed by Morris on title-p.; orig. green cloth with paper labels on spines, light to moderate wear at extremities, a few small tears at spine ends, small bubbles in cloth on covers, labels soiled and somewhat worn, generally good and sound, or better. Vols. I and 2 (in 1), 1868, first edition, first issue, with misprint "my" for "thy" on p. 75; this copy inscribed by Morris on front flyleaf: "With the authors compliments," and with the misprint at p. 75 corrected in his hand; Forman 17. (Also included is another copy of vol. I, first edition, first issue with misprint on p. 75, but with the original title-p. and spine label removed and replaced with a title-p. dated 1870 stating "Parts I. & II," as also the replacement label; Forman p. 66 notes that this title-p. and label were inserted into vol. IV for the use of owners of the 1868 edition, and furthermore, that he has "never seen a copy of the 1868 volume with new title inserted and the new label affixed.") Vol. III, 1870, first edition, with the 2pp. publisher's ads inserted at front, as called for by Forman 23; this copy with front hinge cracked. Vol. IV, 1870, first edition, with the title-p. and label for the 1868 version of Vol. I inserted at back; Forman 30, noting that "I have met with very few copies of Part IV containing the extra title and label." Also included in another copy of Vol. IV, 1871, second edition, without the extra title and label at the back; Forman 31. One of Morris's most endearing works, later published by the Kelmscott Press. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LONDON. Its Celebrated Characters and Remarkable Places

      London:: Richard Bentley,. 1871.. 8vo. 1st edition thus. 'Special Copy Extra Illustrated' [so printed on the title page]. 6 volumes.. Later full leather. AEG.. Nr Fine (bpt). A nice set.. An amalgamation, and updating, of his two works from 1847/50. . Extra-illustrated [frontis to Vol I professionally reattached]. Some plates hand-coloured.

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        Stanford's Large Library Map of the World on Mercator's Projection

      London Edward Stanford 1871. G : in Good condition. Split to upper section of slipcase along side. Map clean and bright First Edition Linen-backed map in brown cloth slipcase 970mm x 1580mm (38" x 62"). 40 panels. 40 panelled map in colour. Includes International Telegraphs, Tracks of Sailing Vessels, Steam Package Communication; Steam Navigarion Companies, Oceanic Drift and Polar Pack Ice.

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      St. Paul. . 1871 - Folding color map, 34 x 30 inches. 12mo. Original brown cloth folder, gilt- lettered cover. Map bright and clean. Near fine. A handsome state map of Minnesota showing the extensive subdivision of the state and the development of the north shore of Lake Superior. CHECKLIST OF PRINTED MAPS OF THE MIDDLE WEST (MINNESOTA) 0809.

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        The First Flight. (All plain sailing)

      London: J. McQueen, 24 June 1871. Aquatint, printed in colours and finished by hand, by William Summers. 17 1/4 x 30 inches. 21 1/8 x 33 5/8 inches. 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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        La vita degli animali. Descrizione generale del regno animale.

      Subject: (Storia naturale - Illustrato). Torino, UTE, 1871, sei vol. in-8 gr. leg. br. originale (tracce d'uso e il 6 vol. e con altra legatura, in pelle), pp. 766 + 943 + 1005 + 1064 + 912 + 1152 con inc. n.t. + 121 tav. f.t. (1a edizione : Ceresoli, 111).

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        Håndskrevet digt på 3 vers i poesibog.

      "1. Tillykke med de 16 aar / og med de lange Kjoler; - Ak, ja, i Mindet om sin Vaar/ man siden til sig soler. - 2. Ved Sommertid, I Höstens Blæst, naar Sne paa Ho´edet falder, sit Foraar husker man dog bedst, den lykkelige Alder. - 3. En Hilsen derfor kun De faar, ej Ønskers store Mængde; De har jo nok i 16 Aar og Kjolens Stolte Længde.November [18] 87. J. Krohn". Indbundet i fuldstændigt fejlfrit rødt fløjl med helt guldsnit og med et sammenslynget E.S på et forkromet skjold på forpermen.. Poesibogen har tilhørt Ellen Elisa Sødermann f. 12. november 1871 og konfirmeret 9. oktober 1887, hvor hun har modtaget den som gave. Medfølger hendes dåbsbog med 2 visitkortfotos af forældrene - et visitkortfoto af Johan Krohn - samt 2 visitkortfotos af hende selv - et som ca. 6 årig og et som konfirmand. Forfatteren Johan Krohns navn blev udødeliggjort med udgivelsen af Peters Jul, der udkom anonymt i 1866 med illustrationer af broderen Pietro Krohn og vennen Otto Haslund og herefter genudgivet et utal af gange, og som stadig betragtes som en af de væsenligste danske børnebøger udgivet nogen sinde

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      Paris: J. Hetzel et Cie, 1871. VINGT MILLE LIEUES SOUS LES MERS- Jules Verne- Illustrated by Alphonse Marie de Neuville; Edouard Riou, Graves Par Hildebrand- J. Hetzel et Cie- Paris- sd [1871] World Cat lists it as:Vingt mille lieues sous les mers-Author: Jules Verne; Alphonse Marie de Neuville; Edouard Riou Publisher: Paris : J. Hetzel, [1871] Edition/Format: Book : Fiction : French-OCLC Number: 9360306 Notes: On illustrated half-title: Voyages extraordinaires. Collection Hetzel. On title page below vignette: Bibliotheque d'education et de recreation. Caption title has sub-title: Tour du monde sous-marin. Illustrations by both Neuville and Riou. Two maps by Jules Verne. "In his illustrations Riou has lent Jules Verne's features to Arronax, and Hetzel's to Captain Nemo." (B.N.). Description: [4], 1-436 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. Responsibility: Jules Verne ; illustre´ de 111 dessins par de Neuville, grave´s par Hildibrand.- Hardcover:-4to- VG/ no jacket as issued- original publisher's 1/2 red leather with marbled boards, gilt titles on spine- leather is clen, boards are rubbed at etremities, but tight and clean, all pages are clean, no tears or writing-moderate to heavy foxing towards the ends.- SEE PHOTOS- "one of the all thime science fiction classics by Verne with beuatiful engravings by Hildebrand from drawings by de Neuville and Riou-2 maps by Verne- This book was used as a centerpiece exhibit of illustrations at the Detroit Museum of Fine Arts in 2010. Fiction-science-fiction-adventure-romance-travel-classics-Verne-illustrated (3165) Overseas shipping has added costs due to size and weight of book. Please inquire. . Early Printing. 1/2 Leather & Marble Boards. VG/No Jacket. Illus. by Alphonse Marie de Neuville; Edouard Riou, Graves Par Hildebrand. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex

      London: John Murray,, 1871. In Two Volumes. With Illustrations. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spines gilt, sides with panels blocked in blind, dark blue coated endpapers. Engravings throughout. Cloth a little rubbed at extremities with some small worn spots, spotting to half-titles, joints repaired. An excellent set. 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).

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        Cowing & Co.'s Catalogue of Pumps, Fire Engines, Hydraulic Rams, and Other Machines and Apparatus Pertaining to Hydraulics (etc.)

      Heavy dark green cloth over paper wraps, with impressed gilt titles and blind-stamped ruled borders. 130 pages with index. An impressively-illustrated (in woodcut) catalog of all types of hand pumps, force pumps, hydraulic pumps, lift pumps, fire fighting equipment, garden equipment, and miscellaneous related manufactured items. The fire engines are of the handtub, or hand-drawn variety. There is also a "protection engine" for home/farm use, a green house engine and a couple of garden engines. Each of thiese is depicted with ornamental scrollwork and other refinements, and each carries a detailed description of the enhancements made to functional parts. Overall very good condition, wtih slight fraying at cover edges, some water stains to covers which are not so apparent externally, but which have mottled the endpapers. None of the staining extends beyond blank endpapers. This is an exceedingly rare and charming little catalog. Cowing & Co. is listed in Romaine, but not this catalog. TRADE CATALOG 5105 First Edition Limp Cloth Very Good Condition 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Trade Catalog

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        Panorama della strada - ferrata delle Alpi Cozie. Moncenisio.

      Subject: (Montagna). Firenze, Pineider, 1871 circa, vedute lit. a colori di Susa e Torino all'interno dei due piatti, e lunga (ben 4 metri e 20 cm.) lit. a colori da Modane a Bussoleno, vista a volo d'uccello, alla scala 1 : 10.000. 25 piccole vedute sono ai margini del "percorso". Tracce d'uso alle sole cop.

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        Title in Japanese:] Domo eigaku shoho. [English studies.] [Edited by Messrs. Mondo, Jisaburo, Itokku.}

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

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        Primi Passi Fisime letterarie di Diego Martelli illustrate all'acquaforte da Telemaco Signorini

      Fratelli Bocca 1871 cm. 12x20, pp. 202, 18 acqueforti, ss. in cofanetto. Con 18 acquaforti originali di Telemaco Signorini. Rarissima edizione. Brossura editoriale. Buon esemplare con cofanetto protettivo in carta marmorizzata. I rami originali delle acqueforti sono stati biffati, donati dagli eredi dell'Artista al Comune di Firenze e sono conservati nella Galleria d'Arte Moderna della Città.

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        A Cuvierian principle in palaeontology tested by evidences of an extinct leonine marsupial (Thylacoleo carnifex)

      Taylor & Francis London: Taylor & Francis, 1871. Owen, Richard (1804-92). A Cuvierian principle in palaeontology tested by evidences of an extinct leonine marsupial (Thylacoleo carnifex). Offprint from Philosophical Transactions 161 (1871). [2], 213-266pp. 4 lithographed plates. 275 x 211 mm. Disbound. Very good copy. Inscribed by Owen on the title: ?Prof. Rupert Jones NGS with the author?s best regards.? First Edition, Offprint Issue. Thylacoleo carnifex, or the ?marsupial lion,? was a carnivorous marsupial that lived in Australia between 2 million and 46 thousand years ago; it was first described in 1859 by Owen in his ?On the fossil mammals of Australia, part I? (Phil. Trans. 149: 309-322). Owen classified the extinct animal as a carnivore based on the structure of its lower jaw, but other naturalists, including William Flower and Hugh Falconer, disagreed, and ?the issue of the carnivorousness of Thylacoleo carnifex became one of the bitterest paleontological controversies of the 1860s. Falconer denounced Owen?s line of reasoning as ?facile? and Owen?s Darwinian foes, in particular the zoologist W. H. Flower, at the time conservator of the Hunterian Museum, joined in the highly personal attack . . . Owen yielded nothing, turning the controversy into a test case of Cuvierian functionalism and issuing a separate booklet on the controversy: A Cuvierian Principle in Palaeontology, Tested by Evidences of an Extinct Leonine Marsupial (Thylacoleo carnifex)? (Rupke, pp. 86-87). It appears that this ?separate booklet? is in fact the offprint of the fourth part of Owen?s ?On the fossil mammals of Australia? (Phil. Trans. 161 [1875]: 213-266), as this is the title that appears on the leaf following the offprint title-page, and the pagination of the separate offprint is identical to that of the article in the Philosophical Transactions. Owen presented this copy to British paleontologist Thomas Rupert Jones (1811?1911), the editor of Lartet and Christy?s Reliquiae Aquitanicae (1875), which recorded the discovery of Cro-Magnon man. Rupke, Richard Owen, Victorian Naturalist, pp. 85-87.

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        Songs Before Sunrise

      London, F.S.Ellis 1871, 1871. First Edition, first issue, no publisher's imprint to page 288. First Edition, 8vo. Bound for Sotheran's of Piccadilly (likely by Morrell) in full orange straight-grained morocco, lettered and and ruled in gilt to the spine and board edges, t.e.g. Attractive pink marbled endpapers, Armorial bookplate to pastedown. Text block slightly toned, binding lightly handled; near fine. Algernon Charles Swinburne was considered a most controversial poet of his time, with much of his work containing sado-masochism, death-wish, lesbianism and irreligion.

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        Wallace's American Trotting Register Containing the Pedigrees of Standard-Bred Trotters and Pacers, and an Appendix of Non-Standard Animals (19 Volumes 1-18 Plus Index, from 1871-1909)

      American Trotting Register Association. Very Good. 1871. Hardcover. 18 volumes from 1871-1909 (volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, index ). Green cloth covers (except volume 1 is brown cloth) all in good+ to very good condition. Ex-library labels on spines. Pages clean and in very good condition. .

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

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      London:: Tinsley Brothers,, 1871. First Edition. Near Fine. Three Volumes. First Edition First Printing Near Fine in modern full leather bindings to period style with period marbled endpapers. Red leather spine labels. Gilt lettering, decoration spines. Top edges gilt. Half-title page Volume II absent. Rare. vi, 304; [4], 291; vi, 274 pp.

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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

      London: Published by Wm. Foster, 25 May, 1871. 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. 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.

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        LONDON. Its Celebrated Characters and Remarkable Places

      London:: Richard Bentley,. 1871.. 8vo. 1st thus. 'Special Copy Extra Illustrated' [so printed on the title page]. 6 volumes.. Later full leather. AEG.. Nr Fine (bpt). A nice set.. An amalgamation, and updating, of his two works from 1847/50. . Extra-illustrated [frontis to Vol I professionally reattached]. Some plates hand-coloured.

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        Original Autograph Letter Display

      Georges Henri Rouault (27 May 1871 - 13 February 1958), 1947 Georges Henri Rouault (27 May 1871 - 13 February 1958). French Fauvist & Expressionist painter & printmaker in lithography & etching. A.L.S. Juin 1947. Good Content [Manet], etc. Nicely Signed & Initialed. Elegantly letter display to an overall size of 14" ¾ x 22", Double glazed for recto / verso. The frame is burnished gilt with touches of colour, triple matted in windows combining strong colour edges. Fine Rouault digital print. An interesting letter signed in full by Rouault & Initialed as well. Very good general content, with mildly caustic mention that Manet had only managed one religious subject, etc.. Signed by Author. Original Autographed Letters. Framed & Glazed.

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        Das Gradlinige Ornament

      Selbstverlag des Verfassera Ellwangen: Selbstverlag des Verfassera, 1871. Hardcover. g. 4to. Unpaginated. Half leather over decorative paper boards with decorative handwritten cover label. General age wear, loose stitching on some pages, otherwise very good.Text in German. Hundreds of b&w designs, two in color. A rare work on Greek and Moorish design motifs.

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        Middlemarch. A Study of Provincial Life

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1871-2., 1871. FIRST EDITION. 4 volumes, 8vo. Finely bound in recent half tan calf with title labels to spines, over marbled sides endpapers. Internally clean, save for the odd occasional spot. Bound with half titles, a rarity these days. Altogether a lovely copy in a very attractive binding. The original 4 volume edition, cloth covers bound in at the rear. Something of a bibliographical rarity, according to Carter only 366 copies of this edition were issued in 4 volumes, (out of a first edition run of 4000) making them measurably more scarce than the 8 volume parts edition more commonly seen. Set in the 1830s in Middlemarch, a fictional provincial town in England, which was based on the midlands' Coventry. Widely seen as Eliot's greatest work, it is almost unanimously acclaimed as one of the great novels of the Victorian era. Listed in 'The Novel 100' (Burt, 2004).

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        Derniers Jours de Campagne & Captivité d'un Volontaire de Cathelineau

      Nontron: Imprimerie de T. Ravnaud, 1871. A touch of light foxing to the rear endpaper, else a fine copy in gilt-stamped and tooled full morocco.. First Edition. Octavo. 78pp. A.e.g. Silk ribbon. INSCRIBED by the author to his cousin and dated in the year of publication. With a small albumen print of a soldier crouched behind a bush. OCLC locates a single copy at the BNF.

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        Atlas of Strafford County New Hampshire. From Actual Surveys Drawn and Published By Sanford and Evers

      Philadelphia: Sanford and Evers, 1871. ...[76 pgs.]...FULL PAGE AND IN SOME CASES DOUBLE PAGE COLOR MAPS OF THE TOWNS(13) AND VILLAGES(15) OF STRAFFORD COUNTY, N.H. INCLUDING BARRINGTON, DOVER, DURHAM, FARMINGTON, LEE, ROCHESTER,ETC. ACCOMPANIED BY A HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION...ALSO INCLUDED IS A COUNTY MAP, TABLE OF DISTANCES, CITY AND VILLAGE DIRECTORIES AND STATISTICS FOR POPULATION, POST OFFICES AND RAILROAD DISTANCES...THE LAST PAGE IS AN ENGRAVING OF THE RESIDENCE OF THE LATE MAJOR GENERAL JOHN SULLIVAN... Maps are for the most part bright and clean. Minor foxing, most of which is outside the margins. Rebacked with original embossed cloth boards and the gilt title is still visible. The covers are worn and the corners bumped.. Hardcover. Very Good. Large Folio 13 x 16 1/2.

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        Locomotive Engineering, and the Mechanism of Railways: a Treatise on the Principles and Construction of the Locomotive Engine, Railway Carriages, and Railway Plant, with Examples. 2 Vols

      London: William Collins, 1871. Two volumes, the first containing text and the second containing plates, 320pp + 64 large engravings (some two page) + 240 diagrams in text foxing to plates (heavy in parts), sl foxing to text, green half leather binding worn particularly on volume two where front board is detached and spine split. Inscr on title pages: this is partly scratched out on Vol.1 although the words "Longhedge Works, LCDR" are discernible (an additional LC&DR drawing has been inserted at the rear of Vol.2), and a small portion from top of the page has been torn off on Vol.2. Generally a good set. Two very large volumes - please enquire regarding postage.. First Edition. Half-Leather. Fair/No Jacket. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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

      Sydney,: Thomas Richards,, 1871.. Folio, with 16 handcoloured lithograph plates; in the original dark brown printed wrappers with cloth spine, a very good copy. Perhaps the most charming of all Australian natural history books, here in its exceptionally rare coloured version. This is the only example that we have ever handled of the rare issue with original handcolouring as described by Ferguson (11248). The colouring is finely executed and was very probably carried out by the illustrators Helena Forde and Harriett Scott themselves, who were responsible for the delightful suite of illustrations.This was Krefft's most important work. The German-born zoologist was curator of the Australian Museum between 1864 and 1874. His scientific research was highly regarded by European colleagues, and 'some of his observations have not been surpassed and can no longer be equalled because of the spread of settlement' (ADB).Harriett Scott and her sister Helena Forde were both professional artists specialising in natural history illustration. They had been educated by their father at Ash Island near Newcastle, and the colonial artist Conrad Martens was one of their drawing teachers. 'Harriett and Helena executed almost all the art work for natural history publications in Sydney. Mammals of Australia was exhibited in the 1870 Sydney Intercolonial Exhibition... the jurors report noted that the works were "principally lithographs of snakes and native animals, which were drawn on stone by Mrs. Forde and Miss Harriett Scott, and are deserving of very high commendation"...' (Dictionary of Australian Artists).Exceptional natural history artists, the Scott sisters worked mainly in watercolour and pen-and-ink, and regularly received commissions from leading colonial and international natural scientists. Although both struggled financially to survive as freelance artists, they were enormously gifted and their interpretation of the Australian flora and fauna is exceptionally beautiful.A beautiful and rare example of a major nineteenth-century Australian illustrated book.

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        A PEDIGREE OF THE FORSTERS AND FOSTERS, of the North of England, and of some of the families connected with them.

      Second edition printed for private circulation 1871 - Folio. Original green cloth gilt extra over bevelled boards. Pp. 46, 66, all edges gilt, with head- and tail-pieces and numerous pedigrees. A.l.s. from the compiler and W.D.Crewdson and a receipt for £1. 11.6 (for one copy of the book) tipped in, and an additional pedigree of Crewdson loosely inserted. A splendid copy of a remarkably rare farmily history. The dedication is to the artist Myles Birket Foster, grandfather of the compiler. Part 1 covers Forster of Aderstone, Bacon of Staward Peel and Newton-Cup, Foster oif Bamborough and Foster of Cold Hesledon; part 2 includes pedigrees of numerous related families, including Fell and Abraham of Swarthmoor Hall, Braithwaite and Crewdson of Kendal, Birkbeck of Settle and Spence of North Shields. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Prairie Fires of the Great West

      New York: Currier & Ives, 1871. Hand-colored lithograph on wove rag paper 10.875 x 14.875 inches sheet size. Image is 9.25 x 12.4375 inches. Gale, 5269 (for the smaller format 1872 version). This print has very wide margins. The impression sold at Swann's on Dec. 1, 2010 (lot 233) for $28,000.00 had a 10 x 14 inch sheets size with much smaller margins and inferior condition. 3/4-inch piece missing from upper left margin.

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      - and in their history habits and instincts. In two volumes. Pp. cvi+406+viii+542, 20 lithographic plates (including frontispiece to each volume), appendix, index; handsomely rebound in recent dark brown mottled leather, spines decorated in gilt compartments and with gilt lettered red leather title & volume labels, boards with single gilt rule border; marbled edges; later endpapers; name in ink (dated 1871) at head of title page both volumes, a little light foxing and occasional slight soiling; William Pickering, London, 1835. First edition. The Bridgewater Treatises, No. VII. *William Kirby (1759-1850), was an original member of the Linnean Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society, and co-founder (in 1833) of the Entomological Society of London. He wrote the first scientific treatise on English bees, and has been described as the founder of English entomology. The Bridgewater Treatises were published at the behest of the Rev. Francis Henry Egerton (1756-1829), the eighth and last Earl of Bridgewater, who left instructions in his will providing for the publication of a thousand copies each of a series of new works written to demonstrate 'the power, wisdom, and goodness of God as manifested in the creation.' The authors were selected by the President of the Royal Society. Known collectively as the Bridgewater treatises, the works were written and published between 1833 to 1840, and were later reprinted in Bohn's Scientific Library. The Earl of Bridgewater was an eccentric, known for giving dinner parties for dogs, at which the animals were dressed in the fashions of the day, including miniature shoes. (The Earl himself had an extensive collection of shoes, and wore a new pair every day. He lined up his worn pairs of shoes in rows, and used them to measure the passing of time). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sanso zukai [trans.: Illustrated Guide for Sericulture]

      16 full-page woodcuts & 17 woodcuts in the text. 29 folded leaves. Large 8vo, orig. yellow wrappers, stitched as issued, orig. block printed title label on upper cover. N.p.: 1871. First edition of this finely illustrated guide to sericulture. In this period of Japan's history, the exportation of silk and tea leaves accounted for seventy per cent of the country's revenues. The various local governmental authorities were constantly searching for improved methods of increasing both production and quality of silk. The sponsor of the present work was the Hikone fiefdom near Kyoto, an area known for its quality silks. This book is a complete introduction to sericulture. The author describes the silkworm, incubation and rearing of worms, cocoons, selection of eggs for reproduction, and diseases which could affect the silkworm. The authors give opinions regarding the best species of mulberry trees for any climate and very exact instructions regarding air circulation, temperature, etc. The first section is devoted to the mulberry tree and methods of cultivating them. The various steps in their propagation are well-illustrated in the first series of twenty woodcuts. The remainder of the volume deals with sericulture. The remaining woodcuts depict techniques of keeping rooms warm enough to enhance hatching, feeding the silkworms with mulberry leaves, silkworm cocoons in their nests, the silkworm moth emerging from its cocoon, etc. Fine copy. .

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        Good Words for the Young, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872

      Strahan & Co, London - 4 vols. 4to. Pp vi, 590; 672, 54; vi, 686, 47; 572, 2. Numerous wood engraved illustrations, including plates. All 4 vols retain their marbled boards but have been re-cased and re-spined. The first 2 vols in leather and the final 2 in cloth. Internally very tight and clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Orig.-drawing (sketch in pencil and ink) and autograph letter

      1871.. 137 x 106 mm. (Image); 178 x 113 mm. (letter) Both laid down to one cardboard. Drawing with traces of glue at margins. Letter on one sheet written on both sides "...with best wishes & regards I am dear friend yours truly George Cruikshank"

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      New York: James Miller, 1871. 2 volumes. Very early collection of the poetry issued in America. Portrait frontispiece in first volume. 8vo, very handsomely bound in the publisher’s best binding of full dark morocco, the spines with raised bands stopped and bordered in blind, compartments with blind tooled designs and central ornamental tooling, lettered and paneled in gilt in two compartments, the covers with well designed triple-lined inner and outer panels in blind, the inner with corner tools and enclosing a handsomely tooled device at the center of the covers, gilt stippled board edges, all edges gilt, marbled end-leaves. 439; 433 pp. An excellent and very handsome copy in essentially pristine condition. SCARCE EARLY PRINTING HANDSOMELY BOUND IN THE PUBLISHER’S BEST FULL MOROCCO BINDINGS. Rarely encountered in this fine condition. Browning’s poetry was already critically and publicly accepted while she was alive; for example, she was considered Wordsworth’s successor as poet laureate upon his death. However, Browning’s more advanced ideas may appeal to readers of this generation. Browning was sympathetic to the ideas of Mary Wollstonecraft, politically progressive in her views and in the literary realm, transformed poetic style and content. Thus, her work is by no means a mere curiosity but rather representative of the highest literary and intellectual achievements. This copy has a fine Memoir included at the

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        HISTOIRE DE LA FRANCE CONTEMPORAINE (1871-1900). - TOME I: Le gouvernement de M. Thiers. - TOME II: La présidence du Maréchal de Mac-Mahon (L'échec de la monarchie) - TOME III: La présidence du Maréchal de Mac-Mahon (La constitution de 1875) - TOME IV: La république Parlementaire

      - EDITION COMPLETE EN 4 BEAUX VOLUMES FINEMENT RELIES. Exceptionnel exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi de l'auteur sur une page de garde supérieure: A mon cher Gustave Chapon avec tous mes cordiaux remerciements Signature de G. Hanotaux. Egalement enrichi de deux lettres autographes de l'auteur contrecollées chacune sur une page de garde supérieure des tomes 1er & 2nd, et dont voici quelques petits extraits: Cher ami, enfin nous avons terminé le premier volume. Grâce à toute notre bonne volonté, nous avons un beau livre [.]. Mon cher ami, J'ai sur ma table le premier exmeplaire broché. [.] Je veux tout d'abord, vous souvenir de l'effort fait, du coup de collier final et du résultat obtenu. [.] AUTEUR: Gabriel HANOTAUX. TITRE: HISTOIRE DE LA FRANCE CONTEMPORAINE (1871-1900). - TOME I: Le gouvernement de M. Thiers. - TOME II: La présidence du Maréchal de Mac-Mahon (L'échec de la monarchie) - TOME III: La présidence du Maréchal de Mac-Mahon (La constitution de 1875) - TOME IV: La république Parlementaire LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE: Paris, Ancienne Librairie Furne, COMBET & Cie, Sans date (1er versant du XXe s). Exemplaire de passe probable, sur Hollande, non numéroté. COLLATION: t1: XI, 639 pp. t2: VIII, 707 pp. t3: 731 pp. t4: VIII, 783 pp. (Complet). FORMAT: Grand & fort In-8 (17.5 x 25 cm) RELIURE: Reliures en demi-cuir (maroquin) signée A. FONSEQUE relieur-doreur à Bordeaux. Dos lisses, dorés du titre, de la tomaison et d'un long décoratif. Tranches de tête dorées. Ex-libris gravé par Bouchereau provenant de la bibliothèque Gustave Chapon contrecollé sur chaque supérieur. ILLUSTRATIONS: Un petit nombre de portraits héliogravés par Dujardin dont une en frontispice de chaque tome. ETAT: Dos un peu insolé. Feuillets un peu jaunies au niveau des tranches. Infimes rousseurs isolées sur de rares pages (un peu plus fréquentes dans le tome 3e). Sinon des rousseurs davantage apparantes sur les pages de garde & une minorité de feuillets. BIOGRAPHIE & THEME:Gabriel Albert Auguste Hanotaux est un diplomate, historien et homme politique français (classé à droite) né à Beaurevoir (Aisne) le 19 novembre 1853 et mort à Paris le 11 avril 1944. (wikipédia) POIDS: 8.5 Kg [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Codigo de Procedimientos Civiles de la Republica de Nicaragua

      1871. [Nicaragua]. Ayon, Tomas [1821-1887], Editor. Codigo de Procedimientos Civiles de la Republica de Nicaragua, Redactado con Arreglo a las Disposiciones del Codigo Civil. Managua: Imprenta de "El Centro-Americano," 1871. [ii], 121 pp. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (11-1/2" x 8"). Later textured cloth, lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed, title page, which has some edgewear along gutter from when it was detached, carefully re-hinged. Light wear to extremities, small chip near head of spine. Light toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Small inkstamp to title page. * With index. Enacted in 1871, this code was replaced in 1906. OCLC locates 5 copies in North American law libraries (Harvard, LA County, Library of Congress, UC-Berkeley, University of Michigan).

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        Sale, on Friday, 23rd of June, 1871. Counties of Clare, Limerick & Tipperary, Towns of Clare & Ennis, and County of Carlow Lands of Corraige (Corgrig), Ballynamucky, Ballinteenoe (Faha) to be Sold in Seven Lots

      Dublin 1871 - In the Matter of the Estate of Richard Scott and John Scott,.Owners and Petitioners. Rental and Particulars of The Lands of CORRAIGE otherwise CORGRIG, Containing 333A. Or. 31p., statue measure, situate in the Barony of Clonderlaw, and County of Clare, held in Fee-simple. Premises in the Town of Clare, Barony of Islands, and County of Clare, held under Fee-farm Grant dated the 1st, day of August, 1854, subject to the yearly rent of £8 14s. 3d. Houses in Mill Street and corner of Corn market Road, in the Town of Ennis, and County of Clare, held under lease dated 28th day of January, 1809, for lives renewable for ever, subject to rent of two barley corns. The Lands of BALLYNAMUCKY, Containing 95A. 2R. 26P. statute measure, situate in the Barony of Lower Connelloe, and County of Limerick, Held in Fee-simple. The Lands of BALLINTEENOE otherwise FAHA, Containing 450A. 1R. 18P. statute measure, situate in the Barony of Owney and Arra, and County of Tipperary, held in Fee-simple, and a Perpetual Rent-charge of £23 1s. 6d. sterling, issuing out of the lands of Cournellane and other lands, in the Co. of Carlow. To be sold, in seven lots, on Friday, the 23rd Day of June,1871, at the hour of 12 o'clock, noon. Before the Hon. Judge Flanagan, at the Landed Estates Court, Four Courts, Inn's Quay, Dublin. 30pp. including 8 maps each with the particular proprty highlighted in colour. Oblong folio with 4 folds. Rear cover a little worn and frayed. Else a very good and scarce prospectus.

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        The Scottish nation, or, The surnames, families, literature, honours, and biographical history of the people of Scotland / by William Anderson [Complete in 3 vols]

      Edinburgh : A. Fullarton & Co., 1871. 1871 Edition. Physical desc. : 3 v : ill. , coats of arms, ports ; 28 cm. Subject: Heraldry - Scotland. Scotland - Genealogy. Scotland - Biography. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked leather over 1/2 green cloth. Gilt cross-bands. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Text in columns. All-edges-marble. Slight tear to spine on volume 3.

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

      Edinburgh : Edmonston & Douglas, 1871. 1st Edition. Physical description. : xvi, 517 p. , 20 leaves of plates : ill. (col. ), frontis. Tissue guard (col. ), fold. Map (col. ). ; 21 cm. Subject: Natural history - Magellan, Strait of (Chile and Argentina) Natural history - Patagonia. Very good copy with decorated endpapers in the original gilt-blocked, blind-tooled green cloth. Professionally rebacked with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Corners slightly bumped and worn. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong with minor library marks to half-title page. Folded map has previous owner's minor tape repair marks. Further scans available upon request.

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        At Home with the Patagonians

      London - John Murray, 1871 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The very scarce first edition of this travelogue by George Chaworth Musters. With chapters including Santa Cruz, Teckel to Geylum, Las Manzanas, The Rio Negro Settlements and more. 'George Chaworth Musters was the third child and second son of John George Musters (1807-1842) and his wife Emily, ne Hamond (1818-1845). He travelled with a tribe of Patagonian Indians for around a year. His explorations were the subject of his book At home with the Patagonians: a year's wanderings over untrodden ground from the Straits of Magellan to the Rio Negro (1871; 2nd edn, 1873), and led to his being awarded a gold watch in 1872 by the Royal Geographical Society. His nickname 'the king of Patagonia' also dates from this time. (Nott). 'Illustrated throughout with nine plates and one folding map (collated, one plate missing). Condition: In a green cloth binding. Externally sound, though with some marks and bumping. Hinges strained. Internally, binding tender, with some pages detached. Ink signature to half-title. Pages are bright and generally clean, though with some tidemarks to the first few pages. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Les huit journées de Mai derrière les barricades.

      Bureau du Petit Journal 1871 - - Bureau du Petit Journal, Bruxelles _1871, 9,5x14cm, relié. - Edition originale de cette première ébauche de "L'histoire de la Commune". Reliure en demi chagrin rouge, dos à cinq nerfs, date et lieu dorés en queue, minuscules taches noires sans gravité en queue du dos, filet doré sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve. Quelques rousseurs. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Alice thro' the Looking Glass, and other Fairy Plays for Children.

      W. Swan Sonnenschein, London - RARE CARROLLIANA, not held by the British Library. Octavo hardback in mustard-brown boards, black and gilt illustrated to upper board and spine, blind-stamped device to lower board. All edges gilt. The binding is a little marked, though bright, and corners rubbed; the spine top and tail are worn though complete and the gilt is bright as are the cover illustrations. Clean patterned end-papers with no inscription. [i-v], vi-viii, [ix-x], [11], 12-202. Frontispiece illustration by "ELTO" and clean non-foxed title page. The preliminaries have "Incidental Remarks to Alice Through The Looking Glass" which states that the Tenniel illustrations (though not present in this volume of course) should be copied in the costumes as faithfully as possible, etc. The 'Alice' play consists of 3 Acts (pp.11-50) and is illustrated on the book's frontispiece, it also has 2 pages of music relating to Alice. The 'Dramatis Personae' has pencilled-in names against the characters: an important ASSOCIATION COPY (see below). In the Preface, the author tenders her sincerest thanks to Lewis Carroll for his renewed kind permission to dramatise 'Through the Looking Glass'. [Alice Through the Looking Glass was first published in 1871.] The second play is: "Dame Holle, or, Servantgalism in Fairy Land" (2 Acts) and is illustrated with its own engraved frontispiece (also by 'ELTO'), and servant characters: 'Prettygood' and 'Sloventina'. The third play is,"The Princess and the White Wolf" (4 Acts), again with its own engraved frontispiece and three pieces of music (including 'Ten Little N*****s'). The fourth play is: "King Thrushbill and Princess Disdain" (engraved frontispiece, 3 Acts) and includes music (to German tunes) with the character 'Rumpelstiltkin' (see Kroeker's family roots). Generally clean but with some smudges and fingermarks, light pencilling and occasional spotting, though nothing serious. Page 120/121 has a crack to the gutter but still strong and firm (it is a music page and will have been opened flat for the piano player). So the condition is consistent with some use but nothing heavy or damaging. Although a second edition of the Freiligrath-Kroeke "Alice in Wonderland" (the earlier 'first series') was published in 1880, no second edition of the present volume seems to have appeared although some copies have been listed as "1882", this copy is undated on the t.p. Miss Freiligrath-Kroeke's "Alice" (her 'first series of Fairy Plays for Children' carries the date 1880, although BL gives [1879]. This 'second series' (author's Preface) is undated and differs in a number of ways including the number of pages and the spelling of the author's forename which is in English rather than German. The first series Kroeker "Alice" is credited with being the first dramatised version of Alice in Wonderland and sold at Christies N.Y. in 2006 for $780. This first dramatised version of Alice through the Looking Glass is an ASSOCIATION COPY: pencilled annotations state Alice is to be played by L [Laura] Fitzwilliam; the Red Queen by [V/U] Beauclerk (Lady Laura's maiden name); and other characters by individuals with the surnames Foster (Major) and Bennet. Tweedledee to be played by [Viscount?] Milton, so a lovely family copy, no doubt performed in the drawing room of Wentworth Woodhouse country house, south Yorkshire. No copies in UK according to WorldCat. In the US, most copies are the Putnam's N.Y. edition of 1883 (including that held by the Harry Ransom Center) with possibly only 3 holding this original edition. Canadian link to owner's family via William Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, explorer and author of "The North-West Passage by Land (1865), etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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