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        Fors Clavigera. Letters to the Workmen and Labourers of Great Britain. In Seven Volumes

      Kent, England: George Allen. 1871. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Good. First seven volumes of Fors Clavigera (8th volume and index published later), all first editions, containing letters 1 through 84, published 1871-77. Handsomely bound in 19th century three quarter black polished calf leather over marbled boards, gilt spine lettering and decoration, raised spine bands, all edges speckled red. Illustrated with tissue- protected plates in black and white or in sepia tones, some line drawings within the text. Good condition with some spine scuffing, mainly to the raised bands, good hinges, firm text blocks, foxing to the endpapers and first and last few pages of each volume, handwritten note about shelf location at the top of each front free endpaper, no names or other markings.

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        A Fasciculus of the Birds of China

      1871 Folio. Pp. 8 + 12 hand-coloured plates. Recent quarter dark maroon goatskin with pinhead grain, vellum tips, light pink paper onto original boards, new endpapers and new label on top board, gilt title on spine. The plates were drawn and lithographed by William Swainson and were originally intended for Gray's brother, Dr. J.E. Gray, to form part of a series of figures of Chinese birds which was never completed. Images available.

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        A Fasciculus Of The Birds Of China, G. Gray, 1871

      Gray, George Robert : A Fasciculus Of The Birds Of China. London, 1871. Folio size approx 335mm x 255mm. With 12 handcoloured lithograph plates by William Swainson. Original cloth backed boards, printed label on front cover, rubbed, spine torn at head. Little light spotting affecting text and very slight spotting on the first plate, otherwise the plates are very clean and highly attractive. Good condition. This scarce work was originally intended to illustrate a complete work on Chinese aviculture which was never written. Fine Bird Books p.103, Wood p.367, Nissen IVB 389.

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      Boston:: Alexander Moore,. 1871.. Royal 8vo. 1st edition (Cowan II, p. 333 [incorrectly stating the 1st published in 1872]; Currey & Kruska 225; Farquhar 10a; Kurutz CA PHOTO BOOKS, 84). xii, [13] - 71, [1 (blank)] pp. Each page of text with a red-rule perimeter border.. Original publisher's mulberry cloth binding, with elaborate black & gilt stamping to front board & spine. Back board stamped in blind only. Bevelled edges. AEG. Pale yellow eps.. Spine sunned, with usual bit of binding wear. Modern pos to ffep.. Usual light foxing to paper, though photographs clear & sharp.. Withal, a solid VG copy.. The work based on the author's first visit to Yosemite Valley. Per C & K, "one of the better early guide books to the Yosemite region." . Illustrated with 10 albumen photographs taken by John P. Soule. Image tissue guards. 3 intratextual cuts [pp 48-50]. NB. See C&K for a discussion on Soule as photographer... or perhaps not.

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        Harper's Weekly. A Journal of Civilization. (Volume 15)

      NY: Harper & Brothers,, 1871. *The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily REDUCED by 10% until Sunday, Sept. 1. Order now for BEST SAVINGS! first edition; Volume 15 complete, Number 732, January 7, 1871 through Number 783, December 30, 1871; folio (leaves 40.5 cm. tall), 1060 pp. with the Supplements included in the pagination (lacking one map), bound in at the start is the last issue of Volume 14 with its Christmas supplement and a badly torn and tattered folding Franco-Prussian War Map of France from a still earlier issue; profusely illustrated with Thomas Nast well represented including his attacks on Boss Tweed and his Tammany associates, perhaps the most celebrated series of political cartoons ever penned, Let Us Pray (full Page), Under the Thumb, Too Thin! (full page), Brains, Tammany Tiger (double page), and many others, in a less noble effort but remarkable for its inventiveness he also offers Roman Catholic bishops changing into crocodiles with their toothy miters sn. Photos available upon request.

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      NY: George Routledge & Sons, 1871.  First American edition, 17.5 x 12cm (16mo), in publisher's royal blue sand-grain cloth w/gilt & black decorations & title to fr. cover & spine, blind ruling & device to rear, a.e.g., pale yellow ep.s, 378 (viii) pp. w/76 wood engravings by the Dalziels after Hughes.  Inscribed to recto of fr. ep.: "Natick June 15th 1874, Samuel Fisk."  Binding Very Good (expertly rebacked w/most of the original spine laid down & hinges mended); contents Good (1st & final leaves moderately stained w/only occas. spotting in between).  Bulloch 688, Sadleir 1474c (his is undated), Shaberman p.43.

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        Halländska Herregårdar.

      Halmstad and Stockholm. C. E. Gernandt / Abr. Lundquist & Cnie. / Slachter & Seedorf. 1871. 28 x 39 cm. Lithographed title + 120 pp. + 15 plates in color lithography + 1 uncolored plan. New binding. Cloth spine and corners. Paper boards. Title label at the spine with gilt title. Light wear to the board edges. Eight text pages with large brown stain in the upper margins in to the top end of the text. Text and plates with the occasional insignificant brown spots. A few creases. An exceptionally clean and bright copy.. A beautiful coffee table book showing country estates of the province of Halland on the west coast of Sweden. The plates depicts the estates in their natural settings. Ponds, parks, people,horses, dogs and picturesque vistas are shown

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        Locomotive Engineering and the Mechanism of Railways: A Treatise on the Principles & Construction of the Locomotive Engine, Railway Carriages & Railway Plant

      William Collins Sons & Company, London, 1871,. First edition, folio, VOLUME 1 TEXT: xiv + 320pp, VOLUME II PLATES: 64 full page plates + 240 woodcuts, original brown bloth covers with gilt titles. Very good copies, rebound some 25 years ago in their original cases with new endpapers, the plates very clean, some wear & marks to the covers. Uncommon in this condition. The work was started by Colburn but, following his untimely death, Daniel Kinnear Clark took over and completed the work - "It is believed that the work is such as would have received the approval of Mr Colburn" Clark says in his Preface. A heavy set, UK shipping will be by my Hermes for £6.00. Overseas shipping will be considerably more, around £20 to Europe and £40 to the USA, so please contact me for a quote before ordering!

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        Locomotive Engineering and the Mechanism of Railways, Volume II: Sixty-Four Large Plates illustrative of The Locomotive Engine, Railway Carriages and Plant

      London: William Collins. (1871). Hardcover. Ex-Library. Volume II only, the plate volume, with 64 plates and diagrams. c. 1871. Hardcover, black cloth, large 4to. (12x15"). Ex-library copy. Covers quite worn: boards soiled; lacking uppermost 2/3 of the spine. Library bookplate on front pastedown; blindstamp to title page and first plate. The plates range from Good to Very Good: they are free of tears and library markings (other than the aforementioned first plate); the foxing ranges from moderate to clean. Great, large plates; almost all are double-page. Scarce. Volume II only. Digital images available upon request.

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        Armenprotocoll zu Ording 1871 (Deckeltitel). Ording, 1871-1914. 80 hs. Bll., 98 w. Bll. Folio. Hldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Titel auf VDeckel und 2 Schließbändern (bestoßen, etw. fleckig, 1 Schließband lädiert).,

      1871 - Handschriftliches Protokoll der Armenverwaltung in Ording von 1871 bis 1914 mit diversen Unterschriften von Stöhrmann, Dircks, Jacobsen, Peters, Schumann, Reimers, Frahm, Lünemann, Clausen, Schröder u.v.a. Notiert sind Statuten, Verhandlungen und Beschlüsse, 'Verzeichnis der Armencapitalien' sowie Verzeichnis der Einwohner die das 'Armengeld eincassirt haben', Vorsitzende der Verwaltung waren meist Herren der Familie Stöhrmann.- Teils etwas fingerfleckig in unterer Aussenecke, meist schwach feuchtrandig in weißen Außensteg. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Great Trans-Continental Tourist's Guide

      1871 - Containing a full and authentic description of over five hundred cities, towns, villages, stations, government forts and camps, mountains, lakes, rivers, sulphur, soda and hot springs scenery watering places, summer resorts; where to look for the Buffalo, Antelope, Deer, and other game. and whom to stop with while passing over the Union Pacific Ocean, Central Pacific Railroad of Cal.,Second Temporary Revise (ie. third edition), the deluxe issue. Large folding woodcut map, this very slightly defective missing a couple of letters of text, with numerous other illustrations in the text. 8vo. Original cloth, back worn & faded. vii, 208, 8ads.pp. New York, This work was offered at $1 in cloth or 50 cents in wrappers. Howes, C901; cf. Sabin, 17587.

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        The Descent of Man

      John Murray, UK 1871 - London: John Murray, 1871, 1871. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spines gilt, sides with panels blocked in blind, blue coated endpapers. The covers are in good condition and very secure - both spines have been professionally rebacked. Gilt nice and bright. There is a scuffing to the covers and the corners are a bit bumped, but with very little loss - a quite presentable set. The bindings are very tight and square having been repaired, strengthened and re-cased. Internally both volumes are very good indeed. The endpapers have been expertly reinforced with matching period paper - something that could well be missed without careful scrutiny. Previous owner name and notes, in light pencil, to the verso of the half-title (which could be easily erased). Some foxing to first and last few leaves of each volume, but the text pages are clean and bright throughout, with very little foxing that I can see and no previous ink marks. The original adverts are complete and dated January 1871. Cloth very lightly rubbed, a lovely set. 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. Along with Darwin?s Origin of Species, one of the most important books in all of science, and thus, in all of human knowledge. Quite uncommon in the true first issue. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Derecho Publico Mexicano 4 volumes [and] Apendice al Tomo IV

      1871. Montiel y Duarte, Isidro Antonio [1821-1891]. Derecho Publico Mexicano: Compilacion que Contiene: Importantes Documentos Relativos a la Independencia, La Constitucion de Apatzingan, El Plan de Iguala, Tratados de Cordoba, La Acta de Independencia, Cuestiones de Derecho Publico Resueltas por la Soberana Junta Gubernativa, Cuestiones Constitucionales Tratadas por el Primer Congreso Constituyente, La Acta Constitutiva de los Estados-Unidos Mexicanos, La Constitucion de 1824, Las Leyes Constitucionales de 1836, Las Bases Organicas, La Acta de Reformas, La Constitucion de 1857 y la Discusion de Todas Esta Constituciones. Mexico [City]: Imprenta del Gobierno, 1871-1882. Four volumes. [And] Montiel y Duarte, Isidro Antonio. Derecho Publico Mexicano: Apendice al Tomo IV: Que Contiene las Reformas de la Constitucion de 1857 y las Leyes Organicas Expedidas Hasta la Fecha. Mexico [City]: Imprenta del Gobierno, 1882. 92 pp. Together five volumes in two books. Small folio (11-1/2" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary publisher wrappers bound into recent cloth, printed paper title labels to spines. Light soiling and edgewear to wrappers, faint dampstining to a few leaves, some toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Small inkstamps to title pages. A nice set. * Only edition. Montiel y Duarte was an important statesman and legal author. "[Derecho Publico Mexicano] was a vehicle for his opinions on a number of newsworthy cases between the Federal and State powers that had already attracted much attention in Mexico. These cases generally touched on fiscal matters.": Clagett and Valderrama, A Revised Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Mexico 20.

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        BYE-GONES Relating to Wales and the Border Counties 1871-1894 (15 Volumes)

      Oswestry: (Oswestry Advertiser) Caxton Press, 1871 15 volumes all bound uniformly in red half leather with red cloth, corners and edges bumped and worn. Spines have gilt titles and tooling, edges bumped and worn. Internally all have similar marbled endpapers, Vol 1 has an ink name to ffep. Volumes 1 - 9 (1872-1888) are the complete first series. Volumes 10 - 17 (1889-1894) are from the second series - vols 12 & 13 have a crack in spine leather. Very rare to find as such. Originally extracted from the weekly periodical, The Oswetry Advertiser and bound into years. Contains articles and responses on all manner of subjects. A real insight into life along the Welsh borders and to events in the UK at that time. Fascinating. (15 Volumes-Heavy extra postage!!) Volume 1 states that its limited to 100 copies! ?

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        Scrambles Amongst the Alps In The Years 1860-69

      London: John Murray, 1871. First edition. Octavo, with 21 wood engraved plates,text illustrations and 5 maps. Bound in contemporary morocco with gilt tooling to the spine, front and rear panels. Raised bands to the spine, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A very attractive copy of this uncommon first edition. Published in 1871, Scrambles Amongst the Alps is Whymper's own story of his nine years spent climbing in the Alps. One of the first books devoted to the sheer thrill of mountaineering, it is a breathtaking account of the triumph of man over mountain "the mountain which first dominated then destroyed him. His book Scrambles is the most famous mountaineering book in the world" (Neate).

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        An Appeal to Humanity

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

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        Works of Fancy and Imagination

      London: Strahan and Co., 1871. 10 volumes. Original green cloth with gilt titles and gilt tooling to spines; gilt panelling to upper boards, all edges gilt. In very good condition. Owner's inscription on the half title page of volume one.

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      London: Strahan & Co., 1871.  First edition, 17.5 x 12cm (16mo), in publisher's royal blue sand-grain cloth w/gilt & black decorations & title to fr. cover, blind ruling & publ.'s colophon to rear, a.e.g., cream ep.s, 378 (viii) pp. w/76 wood engravings by the Dalziels after Hughes, +13pp. publ. cat. to rear.  Printed at the Camden Press, London.  With the bookseller's ticket of Williams & Co., 124 Oxford Street to fr. pastedown.  Binding Very Good (expertly rebacked w/hinges mended, some marks to cloth, & lt. spotting to ep.s); contents Near-Fine (occas. lt. spotting).  White 171, Bulloch 688, Reid passim, Sadleir 1474, Osborne 368, Fredeman 93.24, Wolff II p.62 (3) & 4282, Ray 177, Shaberman 43, de Beaumont 190, Goldman 298.

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        BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS. Illustrated Catalogue of Locomotives. M. Baird & Co., Philadelphia

      Philadelphia:: Press of J. B. Lippincott & Co.,. (n. d.).. 4to: 11" x 7-5/8". 1st edition (Romaine, p. 301). Ca 1871 - 72. 134 pp. T.p. printed in red & black. Text within rectangular red-rule border.. Original publisher's pebbled terra-cotta cloth binding with gilt stamped lettering to spine & front board. Beveled edges.. Overall VG (slightly shaken/some shelfwear).. Illustrated with wood engraved frontis depicting the 'Baldwin Locomotive Works' factory, 11 intratextual cuts & 16 pasted-in photographs of divers Baldwin locomotives.

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        Original Signed & Inscribed Portrait Photograph

      Dreiser, Theodore. (August 27, 1871-December 28, 1945)., 1943 Dreiser, Theodore. (August 27, 1871-December 28, 1945). Regarded as one of the pre-eminent American novelists of the first half of the twentieth-century [Sister Carrie, An American Tragedy]. Original photo display. Hollywood, February, 1943. Framed & glazed to an overall size of 14" ½ x 16" ½. Elegant museum framing, double matte, 8" x 10" original sepia oval style photo of the author. Neatly inscribed in black fountain pen: "For Wm W. Seward, Jr. / From Theodor Dreiser / Hollywood / Feb-1943". An excellent portrait of Dreiser.. Signed by Author. Original Photo. Framed & Glazed.

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        The Scribe

      N.d. [late 19th, early 20th century]. Very Good. KOLOZSVARY, Lajos. [The Scribe] Oil painting on canvas. N.d. [late 19th, early 20th century] Signed “L. Kolozsvary” in lower right corner. Measures 12 inches x 15 inches within custom black wood frame. Frame measures 21 inches x 17 1/2 inches. A circular purple insignia is stamped on the verso of the canvas.& & In the filtered light of his quiet study, the elderly scribe pauses for a moment in the reading of a parchment document. His eyes drift to the left in deep thought, his quill pen is momentarily paused. The delicacy of his lace collar and cuffs, combined with the rich velvets of his doublet and the table cloth, indicate a man of means and education; perhaps he is Venetian, perhaps Dutch. The interior suggests the period is the 18th century. Books were very expensive and highly valued, and since literacy rates were so low, a man of learning was highly valued as well. The man portrayed here, surrounded by the lush leather volumes, quite obviously has spent his life among them. The parchment in his hand has been marked with deep red sealing wax and his own hand-seal and pot of wax lies on the table. He might be a man of the law, a scribe, a judge, or perhaps, in his old age, he has embraced the solitary but rewarding life of a dedicated scholar. & & Lajos Kolozsvary was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1871 and died in 1937. His paintings are characterized by their extraordinary depth and richness of detail and often illuminate the interior rooms belonging to eminent personages of a time passed by. This work of art would serve as an impressive addition to the library or office of any contemporary book lover, reminding us of a less stressful time when the world was quieter and knowledge was preserved by the help of a white bird’s feather.

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        The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex.

      London: John Murray, 1871.. First edition, 2 volumes, mixed issue - volume I first issue, volume II second issue, 8vo, (iii)-viii, 423, (1); (iii)-viii, 475, (1) pp, bound without the half titles. 76 illustrations in the text, marbled endpapers, sides and edges. Contemporary red half calf, some light wear and scuffing, spines sunned. Freeman pp129-131, 937/8.

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        On the Structure and Development of the Skull in the Batrachia. [vertebrate amphibians, including the frog], the complete work in 3 parts,

      comprising: 1). On the Structure and Development of the Skull of the Common Frog (Rana temporaria, L.), extracted from The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.161, pp.137-211, with 8 fine lithographic plates with hand coloured details, disbound, quarto, very good copy, London, [The Royal Society], 1871. 2). On the Structure and Development of the Skull in the Batrachia. Part II, vol 166, pp. 601-669, with 9 fine lithographic plates with hand coloured details, disbound, quarto, very good copy, London, [The Royal Society], 1876. 3). On the Structure and Development of the Skull in the Batrachia. Part III, vol 172, pp.1-266, with 44 fine lithographic plates with hand coloured details, library cloth, London, [The Royal Society], 1881. The three parts total 61 beautiful lithographic plates with coloured details (these with small and neat embossed uninked library name, virtually invisible) and together comprise one of Parker's most important works. * William Kitchen Parker FRS (1823 - 1890) English physician, zoologist and comparative anatomist; Hunterian Professor of Anatomy and Physiology in the College of Surgeons of England."Huxley was the first man to attack Richard Owen's ideas on the vertebrate skeleton, in his Croonian Lecture to the Royal Society in 1858. He showed from a study of the early stages of lower fish, and also the stickleback and the frog, that the segmentation of the skull in higher vertebrata is a secondary process, and is independent of vertebration. The basis of the work was embryology, but the early history of the skull was known in only a few species. Parker's distinction was to carry out a careful study of the process in a much wider variety of vertebrates; his ironic comment on the "anatomical suffering caused to fish from their being dragged into harmony with that mischievous piece of work, the vertebrate archetype. It is high time for us to have ceased from transcendentalism: of what use is it?" he asked. From 1865 to 1888 Parker published 36 studies on the vertebrate skull, including a monograph. The entire series comprises nearly 1800 pages of letterpress and about 270 plates. It settled the fate of Owen's transcendental archetype theory of the vertebrate skull once and for all." DSB.

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        President Grant, Writing From His Summer Home Of Long Branch, New Jersey, Discusses ?The Trial Of The Suit ?Curtis Against Grant.??

      ALS. 2pg. 5? x 8?. July 17th 1871. Long Branch, N.J. An autograph letter signed ?U.S. Grant? as President to John Hoey, Esq. The President wrote from his summer home on the Jersey Shore: ?Dear Sir: When I mentioned Wednesday of this week, as the day I could accompany you to Mr. Dinsmore?s I forgot that it was the day of the trial of the suit ?Curtis against Grant.? I could not leave on that day and hope you have not yet sent word to Mr. Dinsmore. I except the Sec. of the Navy has one day this week, to stay two of three days, and while he is here I can not well leave. As soon as I can ascertain what day I will fix an other day when there will be nothing to prevent my accompanying you. Yours Truly U.S. Grant?. The letter is addressed to John Hoey, an Irish immigrant and general manager of the Adams Express Company. He was a developer of Long Branch, New Jersey, where he built a celebrated mansion and park, and became quite friendly with Grant, Long Branch?s most prominent summer resident. William B. Dinsmore, the president of Adams Express, was Hoey?s boss. Hoey succeeded Dinsmore as president of the Adams Express Company in 1888. According to Dr. John Simon, editor of the Grant Papers, Grant may be referring to the civil service reformer, George William Curtis, in the line ?Curtis against Grant?. Curtis pushed aggressively for reform at a time when those who were fervent supporters believed that Grant was dragging behind. Grant was the first of the civil service reformers in the White House, but he was frustrated by members of his party and general inertia. By 1872, Curtis was in full opposition to Grant and supported the Liberal Republicans. The letter is in very fine condition with the usual two horizontal mailing folds. There is slight smudging to the terminal ?t? of ?Grant? from where the President folded the letter before the ink was dry. This letter is unknown to the Papers of Ulysses S. Grant.

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        Autograph letter signed ("L. Pasteur").

      No place, after 1871. - 1 p. in ink, on recto of half lettersheet (126 x 183 mm). Oversize cloth folding case. The eminent chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur writes to an unidentified recipient, addressed simply as "Monsieur", requesting some changes in an unspecified manuscript (evidently of a partially biographical nature). "Monsieur, Je vous serais obligé d'accepter toutes ces corrections qui ne changent rien à la force de vos arguments, mais qui en diminuent le ton un peu irrité. Surtout ne dites pas: 'puisque M. Pasteur n'a jamais voulu prendre un brevet'. C'est une erreur. J'en avais pris un et même je m'étais occupé de la btion [?] en vue d'y trouver un gagne-pain pour ma famille, après la guerre, pendant la commune, à un moment où l'effondrement de notre chère France paraissait irrémédiable". - With a two word insertion, and several words at the conclusion inked through. - Very faint creasing at corners, tiny pinhole touching descender of one letter, otherwise very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Toronto: Dudley & Burns, Printers, 1871.. iv,[4],128pp. Printed advertisements attached to pastedown endpapers. Original leather-backed printed boards. Some minor wear to spine. Overall quite clean and very good. A fine 19th-century directory for these Canadian towns, with several pages of advertisements for Toronto and Ontario merchants.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Cowing & Co.'s Catalogue of Pumps, Fire Engines, Hydraulic Rams, and Other Machines and Apparatus Pertaining to Hydraulics (etc.)

      Seneca Falls NY:: Cowing & Company , 1871. 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. Illus. by Wood Engravings. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade Catalog.

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      London: Strahan & Co. 1871 - First edition, first issue binding, 17.5 x 12cm (16mo), in publisher's royal blue sand-grain cloth w/gilt & black decorations & title to fr. cover, blind ruling & publ.'s colophon to rear, a.e.g., cream ep.s, 378 (viii) pp. w/76 wood engravings by the Dalziels after Hughes, +13pp. publ. cat. to rear. Printed at the Camden Press, London. With the bookseller's ticket of Williams & Co., 124 Oxford Street to fr. pastedown. Binding Very Good (expertly rebacked w/hinges mended, some marks to cloth, & lt. spotting to ep.s); contents Near-Fine (occas. lt. spotting). White 171, Bulloch 688, Reid passim, Sadleir 1474, Osborne 368, Fredeman 93.24, Wolff II p.62 (3) & 4282, Ray 177, Shaberman 43, de Beaumont 190, Goldman 298. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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        The Dialogues of Plato translated into English by B. Jowett, M.A.

      Charles Scribner and Company, New York 1871 - Volume 1: 1 leaf + half-title + TP + 1 leaf = Dedication + [vii]-x + 1 leaf = Contents + half-title + [3]-681 + 1 leaf = 2 pp. ads + 1 blank leaf; Volume 2: 2 leaves + half-title + TP + 1 leaf = Contents + half-title + [3]-607 + 1 leaf = 2pp. ads + [1]-[6] = 6 pp. ads; Volume 3: 1 leaf + half-title + TP + 1 leaf = Contents + half-title + [3]-599 + 1 leaf; Volume 4: 1 leaf + half-title + TP + 1 leaf = Contents + half-title + [3]-594 + 3 leaves = 6pp. ads + 1 leaf; Octavo. Benjamin Jowett's landmark translation which, 125 years later, is still the most popular English version. It was the first complete English translation of Plato by a single person. This is the first American edition, published in the same year as the British first. The advertisements included in volumes 1,2 & 4 refer to this set as being "Just Published" and note it as being "One half the price of the English edition". Although the volumes are not very different in size, the text is much more cramped in this American version when compared to the original English one. original reddish-brown boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Owners signature (Lois R. Might) on first blank leaf of volume 1. Small booksellers label affixed to inside back cover of each volume. Minor wear and tears to head and foot of spine and some slight wear to spine edges. Otherwise a bright, clean fine set. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION of this translation. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      1871. New York: Sheldon & Company, n.d. [1871]. Original printed wrappers. First Edition, first state (without the Ball Black & Co. ad on the inside front cover) of this comically-illustrated burlesque. This title was also issued in three different colors of cloth. This is a very good copy (minor wear along the delicate spine, a few small chips in the wrapper edge). We do not often see wrappered copies in much better condition. McBride pp 16-17; Blanck 3326. Housed in a morocco-backed clamshell case.

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

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        [Aquarelle. Auf seiner Reise um die Erde] Singapore

      A very rare rendering of Singapore, by Hildebrandt, possibly the first chromolithograph of Singapore. 1871. Berlin. R. Wagner. Chromolithographed plate, mounted on card, as issued, printed title caption on verso. 240 mm x 340 mm. First edition of this rare chromolithographed view of the outskirts of Singapore, published as plate 22 of Hildebrandt?s Reise um dies Werde, and splendid rendering of the city by the German artist. The plates are after Hildebrandt?s own designs. The author (1817 ? 1867) was the German Court?s artist, recommended by the position by Alexander von Humboldt himself. His travels began in 1844 with a visit to South America, after which he would return to Europe until 1862, when the journey around the World would start. This later travesty took him to a large portion of South East Asia and North America. The iconographic testimony of his voyage is extremely well represented in the high quality chromolithographs produced at his return.

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        Instruction in Fortification, Military Engineering, and Geometrical Drawing, at the Royal Military Academy

      London: George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1871. Hardback, contemporary half-sheep binding. xii, 417pp. Signature of E. Vaughan-Hughes to upper margin of title. Errata leaf present. Bound with original manuscript 'Notes of Field and Permanent Fortification', by E. Vaughan-Hughes, 1872, approx 60 pages of neatly written notes with hand-coloured pen and ink diagrams, 15 original full-page pen and ink diagrams (mostly hand-coloured and signed), 28 full-page litho diagrams (mostly hand-coloured and signed). Spine faded, with a few surface abrasions. Spine edge splitting. Extremities rubbed. Occasional foxing to contents. Private ownership. (P15). Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

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      1871. Fine. TROLLOPE, Anthony. RALPH THE HEIR. In three volumes. London: Hurst and Blackett, 1871. First edition. Three octavo volumes bound in brown straight-grain morocco, gilt tile at spines, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, top-edges trimmed and gilt. Volume 3 was bound without the publisher's advertisements at the end. Vol. 2 has one leaf (p. 55) with a short closed tear; and Vol. 3 has one leaf (p. 145) with a small, skillful paper repair. Occasional, very light spotting to some leaves, but a clean and near-fine set overall. In handsome bindings which show a few negligible spots of rubbing, and tiny nicks at crowns. Scarce. (Sadleir 37).

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Ralph the Heir

      London: Hurst and Blackett, 1871. First edition, with half titles. 3 vols., 8vo. [4], 342; [4], 338; [4], 347, [1] pp. Printed by Macdonald and Tugwell, Blenheim. Bound in three quarters contemporary black morocco and black cloth sides. Fine. Sadleir, Trollope Bibliography, # 37; ; Wolff, 6793

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        The Works of Henry Fielding. With an Essay on his Life and Genius by Arthur Murphy. Edited by James P. Browne. Include: Tom Jones, Amelia, etc

      London: Bickers and Son, 1871., 1871. 10 volumes; 8vo. Contemporary binding by Morrell in green half morocco with gilt titles and gilt to spines faded to a uniform tan, gilt rule to green cloth boards, marbled end papers, top edges gilt. Binding rubbed, slight toning to pages. An attractive collection of Fielding's plays and farces, the wit and humour of which is a welcome relief from Mr. Murphy's extremely tedious Essay on the author's life.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Padova. Veduta dal Carmine / Santa Chiara / Saracinesca.

      Tre disegni a lapis su carta, cm 24 x 31,5 (il foglio). I disegni che, oltre la veduta, riprendono altri scorci della città, sono datati 1871 e 1872, come riportato su due di essi. Sono eseguiti da abile mano e sono in buono stato di conservazione.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Botteghina D'arte G]
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        The photographic world. Volume I

      Philadelphia: Benerman & Wilson, 1871. 8vo (24.7 cm, 9.75"). viii, 8, 384 pp.; 13 plts. American photographic incunable: the premier volume of this journal from the early days of professional photography, supervised by one of the most prominent photographers of the day. Wilson (1838–1903), one of the organizers of the National Photographic Association, was the editor of the Philadelphia Photographer and held the official license for photography at the Centennial Exhibition World's Fair. Collected here are all 12 monthly issues of the 1871debut of his addition to the Philadelphia Photographer, prefaced by a biographical sketch of George W. Childs written by James Parton. This periodical covers all the latest technical advances, tips on tricky procedures and techniques, discussions of the challenges of pursuing a career in photography (made clear here is that capturing children on film has always been frustrating!), methods for developing an artistic eye and sense of composition, and many other topics of interest to the dedicated photographer — with regular dashes of trade humor. The volume is => illustrated with 13 photographic plates: portraits, landscapes, copies of artworks, etc., intended to offer interesting and practical lessons in particular aspects of the art. In addition, a number of in-text wood engravings depict aspects of composition and pieces of equipment. Recent black moiré silk, spine with gilt-stamped title; new, archival guard tissues opposite photographs. Title-page and a number of others institutionally rubber-stamped. Pages gently age-toned, a few outer margins with small chips. First few leaves with inner margins reinforced, one later leaf with inner and lower margins thus; four leaves with small burn mark. First plate with short edge tear touching frame (only) of image and with small chip to upper outer corner of image; two darker plates (the two using Woodbury's Patent Process) with slight bloom, sepia-toned plates all clean and beautiful. Perfectly captures the state of the art.

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        Die Stadtmauern von Nürnberg, photographische Original Aufnahmen von Joh. Hahn [The City wall of Nuremberg, original photographs taken by Joh. Hahn]

      Nuremberg: Heinr. Schrag, 1871 Oblong folio (295 x 375 mm). Mounted on guards throughout, letterpress dedication to Ludwig II (verso blank), 2pp. letterpress foreword by R. Bergau, dated 1871. Mounted albumen print title, mounted albumen print of a bird's-eye-view drawing, 29 mounted albumen print views, all by Hahn. Original red/brown cloth, covers with blocked panels in gilt and blind, the flat spine divided into six compartments with gilt-blocked compartments, blue-glazed endpapers, g.e. (expertly rebacked, old spine laid down), modern cloth box, brown morocco lettering piece to spine. Provenance: Lothar Faber (presentation inscription, dated Christmas 1873, from the 'Familie Lothar Faber', to an unnamed recipient). A fine and early photographic record of the picturesque german town of nuremberg. The plates are of the most interesting views of the ancient town wall that surrounded the old city of Nuremberg - with each view on its own original mount with printed border, title and imprint. The provenance of this copy is interesting: according to the calligraphic manuscript inscription at the front of the album, it was given (to an unnamed recipient) as a memento or souvenir of a stay in Stein (near Nuremberg) during the summer of 1873. It is inscribed from the family of Lothar Faber. Lothar von Faber was the fourth generation to work in the family business of pencil-making. He proved to have a genius for both invention and marketing and by the end of the 19th century the firm of Faber-Castell was one of the largest of its kind in the world. The firm is still going strong and produces over 1.8 billion pencils a year. Photos available upon request!

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        Royal Certificate of Ownership; Slave Document No. 1031 (Puerto Rico)

      Slave Register, Department of Arecibo, 1871. Softcover. Very Good. 12 x 21 cm. Certificate of ownership of a Puerto Rican slave by the name of Belen, age 29. Contains the Official Spanish Seal and is signed by the slave-owner, the commissary, and the Registrar. Clean page with clear text. Slight worming to lower edges. Page is cropped closely at top, cutting off some text. Minimal discoloration around extremities. Contains a Certificate of Origin, published by the Caribbean Antiques Art Gallery. <br><br> The Moret Law passed in 1870 and granted freedom to slaves over 60, those belonging to the state, and children born to slaves after 9/17/1868. It also started the Central Slave Registrar. Begining in 1872, it gathered the following data and island slave population:name, country of origin, present residence, names of parents, sex, marital status, trade, age, physical description, and master&#39;s name. This one-of-a-kind artifact is well-preserved and in very good condition. A fascinating piece of historical ephemera. Ships daily.

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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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        BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS. Illustrated Catalogue of Locomotives. M. Baird & Co., Philadelphia

      Philadelphia:: Press of J. B. Lippincott & Co.,. (n. d.).. 4to: 11" x 7-5/8". 1st edition (Romaine, p. 301). Ca 1871 - 72. 134 pp. T.p. printed in red & black. Text within rectangular red-rule border.. Original publisher&#39;s pebbled terra-cotta cloth binding with gilt stamped lettering to spine & front board. Beveled edges.. Overall VG (slightly shaken/some shelfwear).. Illustrated with wood engraved frontis depicting the &#39;Baldwin Locomotive Works&#39; factory, 11 intratextual cuts & 16 pasted-in photographs of divers Baldwin locomotives.

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

      Paris : L&#39;Auteur, 1871. 1st Edition. Description; 2 parties en 1 vol. (VIII-383-112 p. ) : [folding map] cartes en noir et en coul. ; in-18. Subjects; France (1870-1940, 3e République) . Finely bound in contemporary half aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly blind-tooled. Bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and toned as with age. Scans on request.

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      London: Robert John Bush, 1871. Nonsense Songs, Stories, Cookery, Botany and Alphabets No.1,2,3 complete with numerous b/w illustrations. Original decorative boards worn , edges rounded and rubbed, original cloth spine with faint gilt titling, now professionally and sensitively repaired and strengthened. Contents complete, hinges repaired professionally, original yellow endpapers a little spotted and worn at the edges, some spotting throughout the book, light address to the front endpaper, no annotation. A good first edition copy.. Fisrt Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No dust jacket. Sm 8vo.

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        The Descent of Man and Selection in Relating to Sex (Complete in Two volumes).

      John Murray, London 1871 - pp. vol. I: viii, 423, [1]; vol. II: viii, [2], 475 (bound without adverts and half-titles). First edition, first/second issue (vol. II. includes the important points of the first issue: Errata to the verso of the title page and the inserted postscript after p. viii concerning "a serious and unfortunate error"; vol. I. appears to be the second issue with "When" being the first word on page 297 etc.) Contemprary half leather with marbled paper boards, rubbed and faded to the spine, a little chipped at the heads. All edges marbled with marbled end papers to match. Contents good and tight, contemporary book plates of Gertrude Dale to the front paste-downs; front and rear blanks a little foxed, less so to title pages, othewise unmarked, no annotation. A very good first edition copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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