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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.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Athena Rare Books ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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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).

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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.

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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!

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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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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        LE PERE DUCHENE. RELIURE du # 1 - 16 Ventose An 79 (6 Mars 1871) au # 68 - 3 Prairial An 79 (23 Mai 1871), SERIE COMPLETE Commune de Paris

      Editions Sornet, rue du Croissant 1871 - C1 LE PERE DUCHENE. RELIURE du # 1 - 16 Ventose An 79 (6 Mars 1871) au # 68 - 3 Prairial An 79 (23 Mai 1871), Editions Sornet, rue du Croissant, format 15*22 cm, 68 * 8 pages, Bandeau illustre en titre "La Republique ou la Mort" sur chacun des numeros. Reliure DOS CUIR un peu frottee aux coiffes, mors et coins des plats, rousseurs, le # 62 imprime avec decalages, autrement BON ETAT, La série publiée sous le titre "LE PÈRE DUCHÊNE" durant la Commune de Paris a pour rédacteurs Eugène Vermersch, Maxime Vuillaume et Alphonse Humbert. Ces noms apparaissent seulement sur les trois derniers numéros, les autres sont signés le Père Duchêne, marchand de fourneaux. Chaque fascicules contient 8 pages, et est illustré sur le titre d´une vignette légendée ´La République ou la mort´. Il fut l´un des six journaux supprimés par le général Vinoy, avant la Commune proprement dite, il en était alors à son cinquième numéro. Après une brève interruption, le numéro 6 et les suivants sortirent pendant la Commune . La série compte 68 numéros parus du 6 mars au 23 mai 1871. De tendance blanquiste, extrêmement radicale et intransigeante, elle utilise le langage outrancier de ses devancières.Élie Reclus considerait le Père Duchene comme « le plus ignoble, parce qu&#146;il veut l&#146;être » SERIE COMPLETE. IL S'AGIT BIEN DES ORIGINAUX DE 1871 ET NON DE COPIES MODERNES SI L'ETAT NE CONVIENT PAS, JE REPRENDS L'OUVRAGE POSSIBILITE DE PAIEMENT EN PLUSIEURS FOIS SANS FRAIS : ME CONSULTER. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

      London: John Murray, 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.. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No dust jacket. 8vo.

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      1871. Good. LEAR, Edward. NONSENSE SONGS, STORIES, BOTANY, AND ALPHABETS. Illustrated by the author. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1871. First American edition. var pp. 8vo., rebacked with original cloth spine laid down. Corners worn, light soil to printed paper covered boards. A few small chips to paper at edges. Ink ownership to first blank recto after flyleaf. Ocasional light foxing or thumb marks to page edges; text is mostly clean, and binding is tight. Scarce.

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      Philadelphia: Press of J.B. Lippincott/M. Baird & Co./Baldwin Locomotive Works [about 1871-1872] 134 pages with pages 5 through 45 a history of the Baldwin Locomotive Works. The rest of the pages feature sixteen builder&#39;s rod&#39;s down photographs with backgrounds of the buildings of the Baldwin Locomotive Works. Each full page photograph is mounted on heavy stock paper followed by one to three pages of data specifications for the locomotive type. All the photographs are sharp and clear. Romaine; American Trade Catalogues, pg 301. Bound in original brown pebbled cloth with lettering on the front cover and spine stamped in gilt and border on the covers stamped in blind. A little mottling to the covers. Contemporary owner&#39;s signature dated 1874 on the prelim page. Some penciled notes in the margins not affecting the text or photographs. Light wear to the spine ends. A very good copy.. First Edition. Hardcover.

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        The Florist and Pomologist: a Pictorial Monthly Magazine of Flowers, Fruits, and General Horticulture. Twelve volumes 1871-1882

      London: at the " Journal of Horticulture" Office, 1871. Published 1871 to 1882. 251 hand-coloured and chromolithographic plates of which 6 folding and 1 double-page. Together with 12 uncoloured plates and woodcuts in the text. 7 volumes 8vo and 5 volumes 4to. contemporary half green calf, spines floral gilt in compartments within raised bands, crimson lettering pieces, in excellent condition. Some browning and spotting but generally the plates clean and attractive. The plates mainly with tissue guards. Five plates have portions of the tissue adhering to the surface (removable). Nineteen plates trimmed by the binder just affecting the image on fore or upper margin. Nine plates trimmed on the lower margin just affecting the caption on seven and removing the caption on two. The volume for 1873 bound without title-page. A handsome run of this journal with its fine plates of flowers and fruit.

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        Poetical Works

      London: Smith, Elder & Co.,, 1871. In five volumes. 5 volumes, small octavo (165 ×101 mm). Contemporary red calf, black morocco labels, elaborate decoration to spines, raised bands, twin rule to boards, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Engraved frontispiece of the author to volume 1. Volume 5 lacking binder&#39;s front blank and half-title, some occasional light foxing, spines a little rubbed, a very good set. Ninth edition. An attractively bound set of Browning&#39;s poetry.

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        The Michigan Bridge & Construction Co. Detroit. Manufacturers of Iron, Wooden, Combination and Suspension Bridges, Trestles, Roofs, Turn-tables, Water-Stations, &c

      Detroit: O. S. Gulley&#39;s Steam Presses, 1871. Octavo. (10 3/8 x 6 5/8 inches). 40pp., each page with an ornamental border. 13 full-page mounted albumen photographs. Publisher&#39;s black morocco, covers bordered in blind, upper cover lettered in gilt. Rare photographically illustrated trade catalogue for a Michigan railroad bridge builder. The images depict various examples of iron and wooden railroad bridges, as well as trestling, as well as an image of a roundhouse and types of roofs for railroad buildings. Though unattributed, the images are artfully composed and are in wonderful condition with strong tones.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        La Fiebre de Riquezas. Siete años en California descrubimento del oro y explotación de sus inmensos filones. Historia dramática en vista de datos auténticos é interesantes relaciones de los mas célebres viajeros. [Two Volumes in One]

      Madrid: Urbano Manini, Calle de San Bernardo, Num. II / Calle de Serano, Num. 14, Barrio de Salamanca, 1871, 1872. First edition. Contemporary quarter calf. Boards scuffed and edgeworn, hinges cracked, worm holes on inner margin, scattered foxing and soiling, one leaf with a marginal chip to the corner, a few signatures started, still overall a good copy of a scarce book. 8vo. Illus. with 21 plates. Much of this novel relates to California in the gold rush days, and there is much about well known California characters such as Joaquin Murieta" (Streeter Sale V, p.2034). "This book first appeared in Madrid, Spain, as a serial in 1871-1872. The author writes of early California in a narrative style, but most of his book consists of flights of fancy. In the second part of the first volume he weaves Joaquín Murieta into the story and deals with him at length, following the details of the California Police Gazette version of Murieta?s life very closely-so closely, in fact, that certain parts are merely translations from the English text into Spanish. He calls upon his imagination in relating Murieta?s early life and ancestry," (Adams, Six-Guns and Saddle Leather, p.475). Rare. Last at auction in the Streeter Sale in 1968. Howes N170 (aa). Streeter Sale V: 2933. Palau 192632. Adams 1616. Cowan II, p. 455.

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        Der Golf von Buccari-Porto Re. Bilder und Skizzen

      Prag, H. Mercy, 1871. 1st Edition. Description: 4 p.l., 125 p. front. (col.) illus., pl., plans, 29 cm. Maps lacking. The color frontis is tissue-guarded. Scattered, minor marginal foxing. SIGNED and inscribed by the Archduke/Author to W.H. Middleton whose bookplate is present. Near fine copy in the original, elaborately gilt-blocked and tooled cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Post Route Map of the States of Michigan and Wisconsin with Adjacent Parts of Ohio Indiana Illinois Iowa and Minnesota

      Washington: 1871 [updated 1 June 1873]. Engraved map on two sheets, period hand-colouring in outline, sectioned and linen-backed at a contemporary date. Sheet size: 41 1/2 x 62 1/4 inches. Housed in a contemporary brown cloth slipcase, title stamped in gilt on the covers. Provenance: John Henry Devereux, 1832-1886, President of the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis Railway (name stamped in gilt on the slipcase). Rare official Post Route map of the Midwest, owned by the Civil War General in charge of all Union railroad lines and the President of a major railroad company following the war. Nicholson, who was responsible for setting up the topographical department of the Post Office during the Civil War, went on to serve as the official Topographer to the Post Office for 22 years. His maps focus on the postal routes and, naturally, towns, as well as political boundaries and railroad routes. Lakes, rivers and other waterways provide the only topographical detail. The postal routes are colour-coded to indicate frequency with which they are used (e.g., black for six times per week, blue for three times per week), with rail routes differentiated by cross-hatching. The distance for each route segment is also indicated. The map includes a legend and an inset table of distances between post offices. The official Post Office Department logo and motto (&#39;With Celerity Certainty and Security&#39;) is also present. Nicholson&#39;s maps were originally published between 1866-1876, but it was essential to keep updating them, and to this end the map also includes a printed note "The Service on this diagram brought up to date of", followed by a space in which a manuscript date has been added. The relationship between the Post Office and the railroads began very early. The first known contract was in 1832, just two years after the maiden voyage of the nation&#39;s first steam locomotive, for transport of mail between Philadelphia and Lancaster, PA. On July 7, 1838, an act of Congress declared all rail routes to be postal routes, and the railways rapidly became the backbone of the postal system. While these maps were distributed throughout the Post Office Department, it is not clear how often these early issues of the maps were given or sold to non- governmental users, like the present. Devereux, the original owner of this map, was the President of the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Indianapolis Railway at the time of publication. He had served in the Civil War as the officer in charge of all the Union rail lines, eventually achieving the rank of General. Phillips, p. 428 (1881 issue); Cf. Virginia W. Mason. The U.S. Post Office Department, Division of Topography: the Conception, Production, and Obsolescence of Postal Mapping in the United States. (unpublished thesis). Madison, WI: Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002.

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        AUTOGRAPHS [cover title]

      Boston. 1871-1872.. 35 leaves. Oblong. Contemporary morocco, stamped in blind and gilt. Extremities rubbed. Front hinge cracked. Several leaves loose. Contents clean. Good. Autograph album of noted bibliographer Charles Evans, containing the signatures of many prominent abolitionists. Signers include congressman Charles Sumner, abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, preacher, author, and philosopher James Freeman Clarke, artist Edmund Quincy, historian Samuel Eliot, scientist Louis Agassiz, abolitionist and author Thomas Wentworth Higginson, actress Charlotte Cushman, author Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, abolitionist Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar, publisher James T. Fields, author William Adams, and other New England notables. Charles Evans (1850-1935) began his career as a librarian and bibliographer at the Boston Athenaeum - these autographs were collected during his last two years there - and is best known for his AMERICAN BIBLIOGRAPHY, a catalog of American imprints from 1639-1800. He is noted as one of the American Library Association&#39;s 100 most important library leaders of the 20th century.

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        LITTLE MEN

      1871. 1. ALCOTT,LOUISA MAY. LITTLE MEN: Life at Penfield with Jo&#39;s Boys. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1871 (1871). Small 8vo, (5 x 6 3/4"), brown cloth stamped in gold on front cover and spine, brown coated endpapers, spot on rear cover else near Fine in custom full leather slip case with raised bands on spine. Illustrated with 4 full page black and whites. 1st edition, 1st issue with ad listing "Pink and White Tyranny" as Nearly Ready, and signature 1 present (with no priority). Peter Parley To Penrod p.36, BAL 167. Nice copy.

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        Anno Vict. MDCCCLXX. - Siegesblatt." Ruhmesblatt erschienen anläßlich des deutschen Sieges im deutsch-französischen Krieg 1870/71

      Farblithographie mit Tonplatte der Lith. Anstalt Fr. R. Reiss nach C. Scheuren, J. B. Sonderland und A. Lüttmann um 1871. 59x40 cm. - Medaillon-Porträt Kaiser Wilhelms I. (noch als König von Preussen bezeichnet), Oberbefehlshaber der deutschen Truppen, verziert mit Krone, Lorbeerkranz und Reichsadler. Umgeben von einer breiten Bordüre mit reichem dekorativen Beiwerk u.a. den Porträts der Herrscher der deutschen Teilstaaten mit ihren Wappen, Kronprinz Friedrich, Bismarck, Moltke, von Roon, den Wappen der Städte Hamburg, Lübeck, Bremen und des Norddeutschen Bundes. Die Porträts entstanden nach Zeichnungen des Düsseldorfer Malers August Lüttmann. Unten auf einem Schild mit Muschelornamenten zwei in Gold gedruckte Proklamationen Wilhelms I. vor einem Fries mit militärischen Gegenständen und Allegorien. Oben werden in zwei Spalten die siegreichen Schlachten der deutschen Armee aufgelistet.Seltenes großformatiges Blatt, erschienen im Verlag der Königlichen Hofbuchhandlung von Adolph Gestewitz in Düsseldorf. Lediglich im Papierrand etwas stockfleckig.

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      1871. Very Good. MACDONALD, George. THE PRINCESS AND THE GOBLIN. New York: George Routledge and Sons, 1871. First American edition of MacDonald&#39;s second full-length fairy tale, following At the Back of the North Wind, which had appeared in the preceding year. 30 wood-engraved illustrations by Arthur Hughes. Octavo. iv,315 pp. Publisher&#39;s green cloth binding with pictorial decorations on spine and front cover, based on text illustrations by Hughes, in gilt and black. Off-white coated endpapers. All edges gilt. Binder&#39;s ticket (&#39;Bound by Burns & Co.&#39;) on rear pastedown. The decoration of the American binding is almost identical with the Strahan & Co. first-edition binding, including the crescent moon and flaming torch in gilt outside of the front cover circle, and with the publisher&#39;s name gilt-stamped at the base of the spine - only in this case it is Routledge. The difference occurs on the spine where the entire title is gilt-stamped, as opposed to the Strahan copies on which the the word &#39;goblin&#39; is printed in black. The binding is rubbed along edges, lightly abraded on surfaces, and is slightly askew. The bookblock is sound but has been glued into the case slightly lower than it should be, by about 5 mm. Pencil gift inscription at head of title-page with the date (1876) written in ink below it. Text leaves are clean but for some light foxing to a few pages near the beginning. A rare edition, the existence of which was uncertain, and the 1872 edition being cited as the first. In about very good condition. (Shaberman 48).

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        Notes on The Natural History of the Strait of Magellan

      Edinburgh,: Edmonston and Douglas,, 1871.. Octavo, with a coloured folding map and 21 lithograph plates; Parliamentary library stamps, some foxing, hinges tender, but a good copy in the original green cloth. Scarce account of an exploration of the Strait of Magellan. Cunningham was appointed naturalist aboard the Nassau, a steamer sent to work on the survey of the Strait and the adjacent channels. This publication gives a journal narrative of the voyage interspersed with natural history notes, and includes their interactions with the native inhabitants of Patagonia, the so-called 'Fuegians'. The narrative provides interesting detail on the lifestyle, hunting and wigwam shelters of these fascinating people, who were thoroughly desensitised to rain, cold and exposure according to Cunningham's account.Five of the plates are fine tinted lithograph views of the region, after drawings by Cunningham's shipmates F. Le B. Bedwell and the Hon. F.C.P. Vereker, and were printed by Waterston in Edinburgh, while the other 16 lithographs are of natural history subjects after drawings by the author.Cunningham's own interest was chiefly the ornithology of the area - after the voyage he published various pieces on the subject in the Ibis - but he also covers the area's botany, mentioning his collections of plants in the Royal Herbarium, Kew and promising articles on the Reptiles, Amphibia, Fishes, Mollusca, and Crustacea in Linnean Transactions. His natural history connections were evidently impeccable: he thanks Hooker, Huxley, Newton, Flower, Sclater, Salvin, Gray, G¸nther and Baird.Not in the catalogue of the Hill collection.

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      London: Stahan and Co., 1871. 11 vols. Signed and inscribed by the author. Various pagination pp. Hardcover. 24mo. Full red morocco. Gilt spines decorated in compartments. All edges and board edges gilt. There is a signed inscription tipped onto the front free endpaper of volume one. Some very minor wear to covers, but generally, a nice set. Housed in publisher?s morocco box with brass lock. Box is quite worn, but whole, creating the effect of having discovered great treasure when the nice gilt spines are revealed. Very good+/No dust jacket. (Multiple volumes - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item).

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      San Francisco, CA: Fred MacCrellish & Co., 1871 A guide book eastward from San Francisco, California. The extended title reads, "Contains more information about the states and territories of the Pacific coast, and those traversed by the great trans-continental Railroad, than any other book extant. It gives a minutely detailed account of every city, town, railroad station, mining district, mountain, valley, lake, river, hunting and fishing ground along the great trans-continental railroad, together with an account of California, its industries, land, climate, and how newcomers can obtain public land. It is profusely illustrated with excellent views of the grand scenery of the Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountains, and contains full information about all the towns and cities adjacent to the Cal. P.R.R., Utah Central R.R., the S.P.R.R., the U.P.R.R., and the Utah Central R.R., together with their connections by rail, stage, and steamer. It will tell you where to find the mines, what they yield, where to go, where to fish, and where to hund the buffalo, the antelope and the elk." Provides reliable information about the resources of California and the other states and territories on the Pacific coast. Information is provided for the sportsman, business man, miner, the immigrant and the statistician. One of the earliest of guide books after the opening of the trans-continental railroad in 1869. Cowan; History of California, pg 206. 293 pages with full-page engravings, index and vari-colored advertisements throughout, plus railroad schedules. Long foldout map shows Central Pacific and Union Pacific routes with connection to Chicago and Kansas City. One single page map shows rail and stage route to Yosemite and Big Tree Groves. Bound in orginal brown cloth. Spine ends and corners show repair. Foldout map has a libraary tissue repair at one fold. A good plus copy of a very difficult book.. First edition. Hardcover.

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        The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1871. First American Edition. Two octavo volumes (20.5cm); textured brown cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on the spines and design and ruling in black on the panels; volume I pp. i-vi, 1-410 + [2pp. ads]; volume II pp. i-vi, [2], 1-436 + [12pp. ads]; illus. Gently rubbed at spine ends, with mild rubbing at cornertips of both volumes; cloth color is even, with the gilt still bright and legible; hingest tight, and clean throughout - an attractive, Near Fine set.& & After The Origin of Species, The Descent of Man is likely the author&#39;s most important work, and historically significant for mentioning the word &#39;evolution&#39; for the first time in any of Darwin&#39;s writings.

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        A Descriptive Catalogue of the Marine Reptiles of the Oxford Clay

      Part 2; pp. xixiv, 206, photo. frontis., 73 figs., 13 lithographic platesLondon: British Museum (Natural History),very rare only 25 copies all worldOne of the classics of palaeontological literature. This copy originated from New Zealand and is likely to have been the copy of Charles Leeds. "Nearly all the remains of marine Reptilia of the Oxford Clay enumerated and described in this catalogue were collected from the numerous clay-pits near Peterborough worked for the making of bricks, . A few of the earlier specimens were discovered by Charles E. Leeds, but the greater part of the collection was made by his brother Mr Alfred N. Leeds, of Eyebury, who soon became associated with him. It is more than forty years since the collection was begun by Mr Charles E. Leeds, and some of his first discoveries were described and figured by Phillips in his Geology of Oxford and the Valley of the Thames, published in 1871. He left for New Zealand in 1887, but his brother has continued the work to the present day with the most astonishing results. Both in the number of species represented and in the perfect preservation of their remains, the Leeds collection far surpasses any other single collection of Mesozoic vertebrates, especially one in which all the specimens are from one horizon and from a restricted area. Not only marine forms, but remains of terrestrial reptiles, including several species of dinosaurs, have been obtained" the covers of the book are in bad situation but the inside of the book is  very good brown cover

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

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        The Theory of Political Economy

      London: Macmillan & Co.,, 1871. Octavo. Original brown boards, titles to spine gilt. Ownership name to half title dated 1879. A little rubbed, recased, spine ends restored, inner hinges strengthened, some gatherings rather clumsily opened, overall a very good copy. First edition of Jevons&#39;s foremost contribution to the history of economic thought. "Comparatively short and lucidly written, it sharply attacked the classical theory of value of the &#39;Ricardo&#150;Mill school&#39;, and offered in its place the challenging view that &#39;value depends entirely upon utility&#39;, asserting boldly that &#39;Economy, if it is to be a science at all must be a mathematical science&#39; ... from it Jevons gained international recognition as an economic theorist" (ODNB).

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        Waverley Novels

      Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black, 1871. 25 Volumes in half burgundy leather gilt, with tan leather labels and matching marbled boards, edges and endpapers. A very handsome set with fine gilt work Wear to the extremities only.. Includes Waverley, Ivanhoe, Rob Roy etc. Scott was the most popular writer in the english speaking world in his time and the inventor (arguably) of the modern novel.. Reprint. Half Leather. VG/No Jacket. Small Octavo.

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        Waverley Novels / Walter Scott [complete in 25 volumes]

      Edinburgh : Adam and Charles Black, 1871. Centenary Edition. Description: 25 v. : illus., fronts., plates ; 20 cm. Contents: v. 1. Waverley --v. 2. Guy Mannering --v. 3. The antiquary --v. 4. Rob Roy --v. 5. Old Mortality --v. 6. A legend of Montrose and The black dwarf --v. 7. The heart of Mid-lothian --v. 8. The bride of Lammermoor --v. 9. Ivanhoe --v. 10. The monastery --v. 11. The abbot : being a sequel to The monastery --v. 12. Kenil-worth --v. 13. The pirate --v. 14. The fortunes of Nigel --v. 15. Perveril of the Peak --v. 16. Quentin Durward --v. 17. St. Ronan&#39;s well --v. 18. Red gauntlet --v. 19. The betrothed : a tales of the Crusaders and The chronicles of the Canongate --v. 20. The talisman : a tale of the Crusaders and The chronicles of the Canongate --v. 21. Woodstock --v. 22. The fair maid of Perth --v. 23. Anne of Geierstein, or The maid in the mist --v. 24. Count Robert of Paris --v. 25. The surgeon&#39;s daughter and Castle dangerous. Subjects: Historical fiction, Scottish -- Scotland -- In literature -- English literature -- Walter Scott. Notes: Engravings on title pages. Description: 25 v. : illus., fronts., plates ; 20 cm. Contents: v. 1. Waverley --v. 2. Guy Mannering --v. 3. The antiquary --v. 4. Rob Roy --v. 5. Old Mortality --v. 6. A legend of Montrose and The black dwarf --v. 7. The heart of Mid-lothian --v. 8. The bride of Lammermoor --v. 9. Ivanhoe --v. 10. The monastery --v. 11. The abbot : being a sequel to The monastery --v. 12. Kenil-worth --v. 13. The pirate --v. 14. The fortunes of Nigel --v. 15. Perveril of the Peak --v. 16. Quentin Durward --v. 17. St. Ronan&#39;s well --v. 18. Red gauntlet --v. 19. The betrothed : a tales of the Crusaders and The chronicles of the Canongate --v. 20. The talisman : a tale of the Crusaders and The chronicles of the Canongate --v. 21. Woodstock --v. 22. The fair maid of Perth --v. 23. Anne of Geierstein, or The maid in the mist --v. 24. Count Robert of Paris --v. 25. The surgeon&#39;s daughter and Castle dangerous. Subjects: Historical fiction, Scottish -- Scotland -- In literature -- English literature -- Walter Scott. Notes: Engravings on title pages.

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