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        Oeuvres Complètes. Nouvelle Édition. Avec des notes explicatives sur les mots qui ont vieilli. Précédée d'une introduction par Jules Janin.

      Paris: Laplace, Sanchez et Cie 1871. With 20 handcoloured plates by Mm. Geoffroy and Maurice Sand. XV + 650 + (2) p. Bound with all edges gilt in contp. halfleather with clothboards, spine gilt. Binding weakly marked of use, lower joint rep

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        Illustrations of some parts of the Cathedral Church dedicated to St. Magnus, at Kirkwall in Orkney; delineated in lithography by W.B.M. Galloway, Esqr. Archt. From drawings and measurements by Sir H.E.L. Dryden, Bart. Of Canons Ashby Northamptonshire. Honorary Member of the Society of Antiquities of Scotland. Being the Transactions of the Architectural Institute of Scotland from the years 1868-1871.

      [Edinburgh: N.P., l868-1871.]. Folio, 500 X 370mm., 27 plates, mostly tinted, some folding, including two states of the first plate, one bis plate (VIII*), two plates numbered 'XVI' (but no plate numbered 'XV'), illustration in the text on page 2, smaller plate with wood-engr. illus. & text inserted before the session 1869-70, decorated printed front paper wrapper, lacking back wrapper, unrelated wood-engr. plate of the twelve obelisks in Rome tipped-in at the end, front wrapper and some of the plates with foxing, blank fore-edges a bit dusty, small tears and chips to front wrapper. [ A scarce publicaton, with COPAC listing two copies at Edinburgh and one at Glasgow, only]

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        The life and times of (...) written by himself. In three volumes. Second edition. I-III.

      Edinburgh and London. William Blackwood and Sons. 1871. 8vo. Samtidige polerte kalveskinnsbind med opphøyde ryggbånd, rik ryggforgylling, tittelfelter i grønt skinn, indre og ytre denteller, marmorerte snitt. Med Broughams portrett som frontispiece, x, 552 ; xii, 516 ; xii, 524 s. 8vo. Contemporary full polished calf, raised bands, spines richly gilt, titles in green leather, inner and outer dentelles, marbled edges. With Broughams portrait as frontispiece in vol. I. x, 552 ; xii, 516 ; xii, 524 pp.. Schiötz 149 b. Bring 318. Eiler Schiötz' sett

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        (Danske Nationaldragter, optagne efter Naturen, udgivne af Hansen, Schou & Weller, Østergade 15).

      (Kjøbenhavn, ca. 1871-73). I album i stor tvær-8vo. Helbind, blindtryk og med ophøjede dekorationer, guldtryk. Helt guldsnit. Indeholder 54 håndkolorerede fotografier af danske nationaldragter fra rigets forskellige egne samt 17 fra det øvrige Skandinavien (Norge 7, Lapland 3, Sverige 7 og udgivet af Eurenius & Qvist, Stockholm).. Ochsner Bd. I:p.197. "Udgiverne have med megen Flid forskaffet sig Dragter fra Landets forskjellige Egne og have søgt at gjøre dem tiltrækkende for Publicum i Almindelighed, idet de ofte have benyttet dem paa en Virkningsfuld Maade" (Berl. Tidende 1871). Samtlige her er visitformatet, idet serien også blev udgivet i stort format (10 x 6 cm.)

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

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        [Title in Japanese:] SÙyaku tsuzuriji-sho. Spelling book. [Edited by Gyoginshi Toyo.] [Translated by YÙyÝ Shisu.]

      Binsei Kyosho Tokyo: [Binsei Kyosho]. 1871. 12mo, pp. [58] including first and last leaf used as pastedowns, as issued; orig. blue wrappers printed and sewn in the Japanese manner, printed paper label on upper cover; some wear, dampstain entering text at bottom margins, but generally good or better, and preserving the original printed wrap-around sleeve. Spelling book in English, with a Japanese translation by YÙyÝ Shisui. Osaka Joshi Daigaiku Library, Selected Catalogue of Dutch and English Studies, B-5. NYPL only in OCLC.

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        Optegnelser om Familien Skeel. Trykt som Manuskript. (UND:) Supplement til Optegnelser om Familien Skeel

      Kopenhagen, Louis Klein 1871 - 1882.. 2 Bände. Mit 2 vielfach gefalt. Stammtafeln. 2 Bll., 435 S.; 102 S. Bedruckte Orig.-Pappbde.

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        A Spring and Summer in Lapland

      with notes on the fauna of Luleä Lapmark. London, Groombridge and sons, 1871. Second Edition, with Coloured Plates. 8:o. VIII, 407 pp. Later cloth (around 1900). Slightly worn upper joint. Very small stain on spine. Three small tears in margin repaired with japanese rice-paper. Book-plate Gustaf Berndtsson. 20 x 13 cm.. Plates: Siberian Tit. Norwegian Jer-Falcoon. Lesser White-Fronted Goose. Willow Crouse. Siberian Jay. Ural Owl. The first edition did not have any plates

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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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        Original Autograph Letter Display

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

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        Klemmings antikvariat.

      Katalog nr 1-150. Sthlm m.fl. tryckorter, 1871-1909. + Förteckning n:o 1 å porträtt i gravyr, litografi, träsnitt o.s.v., som försäljas i Klemmings antiqvariat o. sortiment [=rubrik]. Sthlm, 1877. 8 s. + Porträtt-katalog no 2. Förteckning öfver porträtt i koppargravyr, litografi, m.m. som försäljas till vidstående pris uti Klemmings antiquariat. Köping, 1884. 20 s. + Innehållsförteckning öfver Klemmings antiqvariats kataloger n:o 1-56. Sthlm, 1886. 5 s. Fyra uniforma hfrbd med upphöjda bind och guldornerade ryggar (B. Andersson) och två snarlika hfrbd med upphöjda bind och guldornerade ryggar (Hässler). Den sista volymen i större format p.g.a. katalogernas ändrade utformning. Ryggarna blekta och banden ngt nötta. Inlagorna med en del smärre revor, lagningar och småfläckar samt anteckningar. Katalogerna nr 139 och 140 ersatta och fint insatta i den sista volymen.. Katalog nr 100 i ett av exemplaren tryckt på rött papper. De första katalogerna från Törner och Klemming utkom på 1840-talet. Först efter att Henrik Klemming 1870 sålt rörelsen till N. Eskilsson och F. Nordensson fick antikvariatet en regelbunden katalogutgivning som började med katalog nr 1, 1871. Från nr 57 utkom katalogerna som periodisk skrift med dubbla nummerserier. Även om katalogerna har mycket kortfattade beskrivningar och ofta är ganska oöverskådliga variakataloger finns här mycket att läsa och lära och utbudet under dessa fyrtio år är imponerande

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

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      Sorgspel. Af författaren till "I Rom" och "Den fredlöse". Stockholm, I. Marcus, 1871. 95,(1) s. Något nött och solkigt rött hklbd. Främre omslag medbundet. Omslaget och titelbladet med fläckar. Svaga fläckar på s. 55. Med skådespelaren och teaterdirektören Fredrik W. Hedlunds exlibris med teatermotiv och Björn Mattséns stämpel. Dedikation till "August Dörum från August Strindberg, den tacksamme författaren.". Zetterlund I:3. Omslagsvarianten utan författarangivelse. Strindberg sände i januari 1870 ett drama i antik grekisk miljö, med titeln "Det sjunkande Hellas" till Dramatiska teatern. Detta drama refuserades och återsändes, varpå författaren genomförde en betydande omarbetning resulterande i föreliggande pjäs som utgavs på Adolf Bonniers förlag, men som aldrig blev uppförd. Tragediens huvudperson, Hermione får uppdraget att mörda Filip II, vars arméer hotar Aten, men förälskar sig istället i honom, misslyckas med sitt uppdrag och orsakar atenarnas egen härs undergång. Skådespelaren August Dörum (1841-80) var anställd på Dramaten och spelade Orms roll i "Den fredlöse" 1871. I ett brev där han instruerar Dörum inför det uppförandet visar Strindberg att han redan tidigt hade ett utvecklat sinne för hur man tillfredställer en publik: "men bli inte arg om jag säger så här: spela inte för mycket! Förstå mig - åskådaren är en lathund som vill ha allt klart för sig med ens - han ids inte tänka långt för sig - behöfver han det så gäspar han och det är tråkigt! Men han är road af antydningar - ty så här går det till - gör du en liten gest en obetydlig nuance i minspelet så förstår han det godt - bara han behöfver tänka litet - då blir han förtjust öfver sin egen qvickhet i uppfattningen och det är då han vänder sig till sin granne med en knuff i sidan - (om du har observerat din publik) hvilken knuff skall betyda 'förstod du det der' - och så smickras hans fåfänga och så får han roligt."

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

      London: Published by Wm. Foster, 25 May, 1871. Tinted lithograph, finished by hand, drawn on stone by Dutton after "a painting by R.L. Stopford", sheet size: 20 x 27 3/8 inches. Fine condition. A dramatic scene illustrating the start of the Trans-Atlantic race of 1870, by the celebrated maritime painter Thomas Dutton. Thomas Dutton was one of the greatest nineteenth century maritime painters. His emotive works display a genuine love of the sea and his careful depiction of detail provides a wonderful record of the important vessels of the age.The 108-foot Cambria, owned by James Ashbury of the Royal Harwich Yacht Club , raced the Dauntless, owned by James Gordon Bennett of the New York Yacht Club, from Queenstown, Ireland, to New York on 4 July 1870. The Cambria arrived first, making the crossing in 23 days, 5 hours 17 minutes and 15 seconds, just under two hours ahead of the Dauntless. After recuperating for 11 days the Cambria took part in the first true Americas Cup race. She competed against a field of 23 American yachts, and lost to the Magic by 40 minutes, finishing in 10th place overall. Dutton expertly captures the exciting moment of the start of the Trans-Atlantic race, and shows the great beauty and style of this remarkable ship.

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        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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        The Chess Journal: Devoted to the Interests of Caissa. No. 1 August 1870; No. II, August 15th, 1870; No 3, September 1st, 1870 Volume I [Second edition]; No. IV, September 15th 1870; No. V. October 1st, 1870; No. 6 October 15th, 1870 [Second edition]; No. VII November 1st 1870; No. VIII November 15th 1870

      Dubuque Iowa: O. A. Bronson Jr 1871 Dubuque, Iowa: O. A. Bronson Jr, 1871. (CHESS) 8vo. Pp.13 (last page text printed on inside back wrapper, small photograph tipped in); Pp. [2], [15]-24 (18 printed in red); Pp. [12] (page numbering confused, self wrappers), this last interfiled with previous issue; Pp. [37]-52; Pp. [53]- 64; Pp. 12 (self wrappers); Pp. 12 (self wrappers); Pp.16 (self wrappers). Illustrations of chess boards. Disbound, with front wrapper only for yearly volume, wrappers for Parts II, IV and V bound in, several parts in self wrappers. Title browned, losses in lower outer margin from gnawing, browning of some leaves, else very good . First volume of this chess journal. The early volumes were called "Dubuque Chess Journal" and "Brownson's Chess Journal," then in 1876 the title was changed to "The American Chess Journal "and then in 1877 returned to "Chess Journal."¶ The portrait photograph is inserted between a problem by Edward H. Courtnay and problems by Ludwig von Bilou

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        Contributions to Terrestrial Magnetism; a very rare near complete set of 14 series parts [of 15; no part 14],

      [plus; Sir Charles Shadwell: A Contribution to Terrestrial Magnetism; being the Record of Observations.. made during the Voyage of HMS Iron Duke to China and Japan, 1871-75, 1876], complete with 29 fine engraved maps most of which very large and folding, with 2 charts, (with very small and neat embossed uninked library name, virtually invisible), as extracted from The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1840-1877. Quarto, total of 835pp [+10pp Shadwell's supplement], variously paginated. First Editions. An extremely rare, a very good and almost complete set of Sabine's epochal papers on terrestrial magnetism as they originally appeared in the Philosophical Transactions over a period of 37 years. London, [The Royal Society], 1840-1877. * "THE GREAT REMAINING PHYSICAL MYSTERY SINCE NEWTON'S WORK ON GRAVITATION." * "Edward Sabine (1788 -1883), Anglo-Irish astronomer, geophysicist, 30th President of the Royal Society. In 1818 he took part in Captain John Ross's first Arctic expedition. As the expedition's appointed astronomer, Sabine was told to assist Ross "in making such observations as may tend to the improvement of geography and navigation, and the advancement of science in general." Sabine was a diligent and careful scientist who stressed the need for the multiplication and repetition of observations, believing that a true understanding of terrestrial magnetism would only be arrived at after exhaustive observations had been made on a global scale. The following year (1819) he returned to the Arctic as a member of Parry's expedition in search of the Northwest Passage. During this expedition, Sabine noted that changes in magnetic intensity had taken place since his previous visit. He attributed such changes to either a fluctuation in the Earth's magnetic intensity or the shifting positions of the terrestrial magnetic poles. There was intense interest in figuring out what many called "the great remaining physical mystery since Newton's work on gravitation." By the beginning of the nineteenth century, it was widely recognized that the Earth's magnetic field was continually changing over time in a complicated way that interfered with compass readings. To solve this mystery once and for all, a number of physicists recommended that a magnetic survey of the entire globe be carried out. Suitable locations for the observatories were selected in both hemispheres and representations were made to despatch an expedition to the Southern Ocean to carry out a magnetic survey of the Antarctic. In the spring of 1839, the government approved the scheme. Observatories were to be established at Toronto, St. Helena, Cape Town, Tasmania and at stations to be determined by the East India Company, while other nations were invited to co-operate. Sabine was appointed to superintend the entire operation. Thousands of painstaking observations were taken by the staff - sometimes as frequently as every five minutes. These observations were all carefully scrutinised by Sabine back in Britain. In 1852, Sabine recognized from the Toronto records that magnetic variations could be divided into a regular diurnal cycle and an irregular portion. The irregularity correlated very closely with fluctuations in the number of sunspots. Sabine was the first to recognize that solar disturbances affected the Earth's magnetic environment. On 6 April 1852 he announced that the Sun's 11-year sunspot cycle was "absolutely identical" to the Earth's 11-year geomagnetic cycle. Throughout the 1840s and 1850s, Sabine continued to superintend the operation of magnetic observatories throughout the British Empire. The result was Sabine's magnum opus: as complete a magnetic survey of the globe as was then humanly possible." - Wikipedia

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        After All, Not to Create Only. Recited by Walt Whitman on Invitation of Managers American Institute, on Opening their 40th Annual Exhibition, New York, Noon, September 7, 1871

      Roberts Brothers Boston: Roberts Brothers. 1871. First. First edition. Blanck's Binding A: Terra-cotta flexible (no priority established). Contemporary owner name, front hinge a tad tender, a nice, near fine copy. BAL 21405. .

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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).

      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.

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        Richardson's New Map of the State of Texas Corrected for the Texas Almanac to 1872

      New York, 1871. Lithograph map, original full coloring, ornate vine border. Border to border: 40.7 x 65 cm. Creased where formerly folded, small stain at left center, blank outer edges with age-toning and minor chipping, a few small losses at folds, two old tape repairs on verso, overall good with excellent color retention. Printing flaw at upper left corner affecting border. Basic Texas Books 172R (citing almanac, map not mentioned). Howes T138 (citing the Richardson series of almanacs, noting that some of the almanacs did not have maps, including 1872 almanac) Winkler 3099 (noting that the new map cost 50 cents extra). The first issue of Richardson's map appeared in the 1859 edition of the Texas Almanac, with the map dated 1859, copyright 1858 (Winkler 1052).. Book.

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        La vita degli animali. descrizione del regno animale... traduzione italiana dei professori gaetano branca e stefano travella riveduta da michele lessona e tommaso salvadori. con aggiunte... torino-napoli, unione tipografica-editrice, 1871.

      Sei volumi di cm. 26, pp. 6.000 ca. complessive. Con numerosissime incisioni xilografiche nel testo e 121 tavole fuori testo. Legatura editoriale in piena tela verde con titoli e filetti in oro ai dorsi e fregi a secco ai piatti. Esemplare genuino ed in buono stato di conservazione generale, con solo poche tracce d'uso. Si tratta della prima traduzione italiana di questo classico della letteratura scientifica di divulgazione ottocentesca. Cfr. Ceresoli, 111.

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      Robert John Bush. London.,1871. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (8.3 x 6.8 inches). A very good copy in a late twentieth century fine leather binding by Bayntun Riviere of Bath. Half deep red morocco, the spine with five raised bands, ruled in blind, the compartments lettered and decorated with gilt floral design. Marbled paper on boards and endpapers. Top edge gilt. A lovely copy of this scarce book which includes the First publication of two of the most famous and enduring works of nonsense verse ever published. The Jumblies and The Owl and The Pussycat.:

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        The Great Metropolis. Phelps' New York City Guide with Maps and Engravings

      New York: Gaylord Watson, 1871. hardcover. near fine. Case map. Engraving with original hand color. Book measures 6.25" x 4", map measures 16.25" x 28.5 Beautiful case map along with a guide to New York City. Includes engraved views of notable buildings and extensive historical and cultural information. Title page reads "The Great Metropolis. Phelps' New York City Guide to all that can be seen, and how to see it. With Street Directory." Beautiful street map of Manhattan with surrounding areas, in exquisite condition. Colored according to wards, with highly detailed ferry routes and ports. Central Park shown in full, focusing on its bodies of water. Cover is gilt embossed, and also embossed on back cover.

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        Moeurs, Usages et Costumes au Moyen Age

      Paris: Librairie de Firmin Didot Frères, Fils et Cie,, 1871. et a l'époque de la Renaissance. Quarto (286 × 192 mm). Bound by Holloway in near-contemporary green full morocco, spine gilt in compartments, covers decorated in gilt with ruled and rolled borders, and a florally and geometrically elaborated panel, edges and turn-ins gilt. 15 chromolithographic plates by F. Kellerhoven and 450 wood engravings. Edinburgh University ex-libris bookplate, and Aldenham House bookplate. Spine tanned, extremities rubbed, covers somewhat marked and scratched, light spotting to some leaves throughout. A lovely copy in very good condition. A finely bound copy of Lacroix's famous study of the medieval aesthetic, in the original French.

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      1871. hardcover. <center><b>MIDDLEMARCH in the original serial parts in wrappers</b></center> Eliot, George [pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans]. MIDDLEMARCH. A Study of Provincial Life. [In Eight Serial Parts.] Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1871 (for Part I; 1872 for Parts III, V & VII). Original light green wrappers decorated in black, with later matching light green paper spines. 8 parts. <p>First Edition, in the original eight serial parts, of George Eliot&#39;s famous "study of provincial life." Part of the novel follows Dorothea Brooke, </p> <p><?ms_indent>idealistic and ardent, who seeks dedication to some worthy cause. She believes she has found it in her marriage to Edward Casaubon, an elderly pedant who is devoted to the immense task of writing a &#39;Key to all the Mythologies&#39;. She is rapidly disillusioned; he spends their honeymoon on tireless research...</?ms_indent></p> <p>Part of the novel also follows Tertius Lydgate,</p> <p><?ms_indent>the ambitious doctor who yearns for scientific discovery and who strives... for reforms in medical practice. He falls in love with Rosamund Vincy, and discovers too late that his wife is interested in nothing but the effect her person makes...</?ms_indent></p> <p>MIDDLEMARCH is often considered George Eliot&#39;s greatest achievement:</p> <p><?ms_indent>The canvas is broad, and the characters numerous; the novel is one of the finest in the language and George Eliot&#39;s greatest work. Her control of the manifold strands of her story never weakens and neither does her obervation of a provincial town. She knew that sort of world intimately... [CGEL]</?ms_indent></p> <p>Serialization of MIDDLEMARCH began the year after Charles Dickens&#39;s death, and the idea of serial parts was now dying too. In an effort to save the practice (and the extra profits, from issuing a novel both in parts and in book form), publishers in the 1870s came up with this last-ditch effort of issuing novels in eight wrappered five shilling parts (paginated for its ultimate four-volumes-in-cloth format). Although MIDDLEMARCH was a commercial success, this idea of fewer-but-larger (and pricier) serial parts was a complete failure; in 1875-1876 Anthony Trollope&#39;s THE PRIME MINISTER and George Eliot&#39;s DANIEL DERONDA came out in the same eight-part / four-volume format, but with that the experiment ended.</p> <p>This set of parts, complete with front and rear wrappers in place, was bound up in four half-leather volumes, soon after publication. The eight parts have recently been "liberated" from those old bindings, returning to their original-issue state. They bear several effects from that binding-up: the ads and the next-book notice slips were not preserved (but the only errata slip, in Part IV, <i>is</i> present); the paper spines were not preserved so each part is now backed in matching-but-unprinted light green paper; and the margins of the pages and wrappers were slightly trimmed down at the time of rebinding (not affecting any print outside or inside, but in some instances touching the front wrapper decoration). Also, whereas the set described by Parrish has all four sets of preliminary leaves in the final part, this set has them properly distributed in Parts I, III, V and VII. (The rear wrapper for Part I is variant from the one described by Parrish, as was the case with the Jackson set cited below<i></i>.)</p><p>With the exception of the factors noted above, and light pencil marks alongside occasional passages, this set is in FINE CONDITION. Because the wrappers spent more than a century protected within bindings, they are in much better condition than if they had not been. MIDDLEMARCH in parts has become not just the most difficult of George Eliot&#39;s novels to find, but one of the rarest of all Victorian literature. After decades of no sets surfacing, two nice-but-not-fine sets recently did: the Self copy realized $68,500.00 in 2009, and the Jackson copy realized $56,250.00 in 2011. This set is not in that category of originality, but it <i>is</i> a seldom-occurring opportunity to acquire an attractive set for a fraction of the price. Parrish pp 29-33; also see Sadleir 815 and Wolff 2059. Housed in two clamshell cases with calfskin labels.</p> BOOKS WRITTEN BY WOMEN (Sumner & Stillman Code:12084)

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        The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex

      London: John Murray,, 1871. In Two Volumes. With Illustrations. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spines gilt, sides with panels blocked in blind, blue coated endpapers. In a green cloth folding case. Engravings throughout. Ownership inscription to each front blank. Cloth very lightly rubbed, a lovely set. First edition, first issue with the errata on the verso of the title leaf of vol. II. Here the word "evolution" appears for the first time in any of Darwin&#39;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&#39;s status as an élite gentleman of science" (ODNB).

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        Folies de la Commune, Les

      [1871]. first edition. Complete, and Exceptionally Rare in Publisher&#39;s Original PortfolioIrony and Biting Satire on the 4th French RevolutionCHAM (pseud. of Amédée de Noé). Les Folies de la Commune. Paris: Au Bureau du Journal L&#39;Eclipse, n.d. [1871]. First edition, complete. Quarto (12 3/4 x 9 3/4 in; 324 x 249 mm). Hand-colored lithographed title leaf and nineteen hand-colored lithographed plates, loose in publisher&#39;s portfolio, as issued.Publisher&#39;s patterned-paper over flexboard portfolio with a duplicate of the hand-colored title page laid-on to front cover and remains of original silk ties. Loss of some surface paper to portfolio spine. A few plates with the lightest of edgewear, as expected. Otherwise a fine copy, rarely complete and exceptionally scarce in the original portfolio. Housed in a half-green straight-grain morocco clamshell case. No copies have appeared at auction since ABPC began to index results in 1923.Created and published in the immediate wake of high political drama in France - the Paris Commune aka the Fourth French Revolution, when the French defeat in the Franco-Prussian War led to the fall of Emperor Louis Napoleon III&#39;s Second French Empire, the establishment of the Third French Republic, and near immediate popular workers&#39; ("communards") insurrection in concert with the citizen&#39;s National Guard against the forces of Versailles which, though Republican, held direct rule over Paris. The Communards established self-rule in the city and became, in effect, the local city council from March 18, 1871 through May 28, 1871 when Versailles government forces defeated the armed Communards and local National Guard in the streets during La Semaine Sanglante, "the Bloody Week," and left sections of Paris in ruins. L&#39;Eclipse, publisher of this series by Cham, was a weekly newspaper founded in 1868 and edited by François Polo, a Republican who published pamphlets against the Emperor Napoleon III yet was no sympathizer of Republican socialists who were blamed for excess and the short-lived but no less deadly (with an estimated 10,000-50,000 killed) civil war. Repeatedly censored or banned L&#39;Eclipse endured through 1876.Of Amédée de Noé (1819-1879), &#148;known as Cham (that is, Ham, the son of Noah)&#133;it was said that he had &#145;an idea a day&#146; for Le charivari. A good proportion of his thousands of lithographs were gathered into albums. His contributions to the Album du siège (173), in which Daumier was his collaborator, are typical of his work&#148; (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, pp. 155-156).1. Sont-ils bêtes! ils n&#39;aiment pas les Ruraux, et ce sont les villes qu&#39;ils brûlent!2. Mais tun&#39;as pas la croix d&#39;honneur. -Je la mets pour protester contre son incendie.3. Le conservateur des musés de la commune recevant l&#39;insigne de ses atributions. 4. Va donc, Berquin!5. Comprenant la nécessité d&#39;aller voter.6. Je me porte aux élections. - Voulez-vous des affiches sur les murs? - Elles masqueraient mon programme.7. Le chatiment de Courbet. Le nommer gardien de la Colonne relevée.8. Je faisais sortir les locataires avant. - Moi pas, c&#39;était plus animé.9. Voleurs! m&#39;avoir fait faire tout ça pour dix francs! Ça leur portera pas bonheur!10. Criez donc contre la Commune! Elle allait la résoudre, la question des loyers!11. Tuy te présentes ainsi? - C&#39;est le meilleur costume maintenant pour ressurer les électeurs.12. Y a pas que le bouchon qui l&#39;a perdu, y a la boutielle avec.13. Saint Médard s&#39;entetant a ne pas croire a la fin des incendies.14. Enfin si vous aviez tout détruit, qu&#39;est-c que la peuple aurait mangé? - Il aurait poussé de l&#39;herbe!15. Mes armes!!!16. Uniforme contre l&#39;incendie proposé pour les conseillers municipaux depuis qu&#39;on brule les hotels de ville.17. Mon mari m&#39;a expliqué la Commune: suppose, qu&#39;il m&#39;a dit, que tu sois le gouvernement...Et là dessus vous voyez mon oeil.18. M&#39;sieu, vous ne pourriez pas me céder un peu de pétrole?... papa qu&#39;etait gris a bu celui qu&#39;on m&#39;avait donné pour mettre le feu.19. Des deux, qui aurait dit que ce serait moi qui prendrais Paris?Quentin-Bauchart, M. Caricature politique, pp. 19-20.

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        Kritische Geschichte der Nationalökonomie und des Socialismus.

      Berlin, 1871. 8vo. Cont. full cloth , minor bumping to corners, otherwise nice and clean, also internally. XII, 591, (1) pp.. First edition of Dühring's magnificent and highly influential work on national economy and socialism, his anti-Marxist politicl-economical work, which hugely influenced the socialists of the late 20th century and again the anti-marxists of the 1920'ies and 30'ies. Among his readers could be found such persons as Johann Most, Friedrich Wilhelm Fritzsche, Eduard Bernstein, August Bebel, etc., and the present work was one of the three works by Dühring that Menger had in his library, and one of the six works by Dühring that Nietzsche had in his library. Furthermore, naturally, both Marx and Engels read the work and criticized it severely, among other places in the grand attack upon him and his anti-Marxism, "Anti-Dühring" from 1876.The influential German philosopher and economist Eugen Karl Dühring (1833 - 21 September 1921) was a character of great controversy and character. "The reasons why this significant thinker should have met with little except rebuffs are to be found mainly in a temperament that was at the same time generous and aggressive at that, by ferocious attacks, made enemies of practically all the individuals and groups he noticed at all. He experienced a revival, however, in the 1920's." (Schumpeter, History of Economic Analysis, p. 509). Due to the present work, in which he attacked both his academic colleague and rival, a leading political economist at the time and professor of political economy in Berlin from 1870, Adolf Wagner, as well as German universities and their professoriates as such, Dühring was warned by the Ministry, that he would be removed from his position, should he do such a thing again. This, of course he did (in 1876, in "Der Weg zu höheren Berufsbildung..."), and his contract was not renewed in 1876, causing him to lose his job

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        London and its celebrated characters and remarkable places... london, bentley, 1871.

      Sei volumi di cm. 20, pp. 1.300 circa complessive. Con oltre 300 tavole incise fuori testo di cui alcune a colori o ripiegate. Splendida legatura coeva in pieno marocchino, dorsi a nervi con ricche decorazioni in oro e titoli su tasselli. Piatti inquadrati da triplice filetto in oro, dentelles interne, sguardie marmorizzate e tagli in oro. Esemplare freschissimo ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Si tratta dell'edizione di lusso di quest'opera la quale, concepita in tre volumi, appare nella presente veste e composizione (sei volumi) quando arricchita delle tavole supplementari. Il ricchissimo apparato iconografico è composto da vedute della citt. ritratti, ecc.

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        Les arts [-moeurs, usages et costumes; -vie militaire et religieuse; -sciences et lettres] au moyen age et a l'epoque de la renaissance; xvii siecle: institutions usages et costumes [-lettres sciences et arts]; xviii siecle: institutions usages et costumes [-lettres sciences et arts]; directoire consulat et empire [..]. paris, librairie de firmin-didot et, 1871-1884.

      9 volumi in-4° (cm. 28), eleganti legature editoriali in m. pelle rossa con ricche decorazioni in oro e titoli ai piatti e ai dorsi (lievissimi segni d'uso), tagli dorati, risguardi decorati; numerose tavole illustrative cromolitografiche f.t. e centinaia di illustrazioni in nero n.t. (alcune fioriture). Collezione completa con apparato iconografico prodigioso dell'opera principale di P. L. bibliophile Jacob, pseudonimo di Paul Lacroix (1806-1884), che copre tutti i campi della vita civile, scientifica, artistica, tecnica e militare dal Medioevo all'Ottocento francesi.A "Son ouvrage le plus important et le plus considérable" [NBG XXVIII, 599]. Bell'insieme, non comune così riunito. Esemplare molto buono.

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        Illustrazioni e ricordi del lago maggiore. album descrittivo, pittorico e poetico-musicale milano presso g. brigola 1871

      In-4° (cm 29,5x21), pp. (2), 46, (42), copertina editoriale con segni d'uso e del tempo: piccole mancanze nell'angolo inferiore esterno della copertina anteriore (vedi foto) e nella parte inferiore del dorso. L'opera si articola in due parti: la prima ospita l'"Album descrittivo e pittorico", con cinque belle tavole fuori testo a piena pagina, di cui quattro all'acquatinta e una xilografica (con due vedute); la seconda contiene l'"Album vocale, poesia e musica", con testi e spartiti di canzoni popolari del Lago Maggiore. Alla carta che ospita le pagine 11-12, nel margine superiore bianco, lontano dal testo, strappetto di cm 1,5 perfettamente rimarginato con l'ausilio di carta giapponese. A pagina 20, due lettere dell'ultima parola dell'ultima riga di testo ("consacrato") reintegrate a matita. Pagine con normale, leggerissima patina del tempo, per il resto fresco esemplare molto ben conservato. Dettaglio delle tavole all'acquatinta: 1. Titolo: "Golfo delle Isole e veduta centrale del Lago Maggiore", misure alla battuta cm 14,4x21 (nel margine sinistro, molto lontano dalla parte incisa, strappetto di cm 1,5 anche in questo caso perfettamente rimarginato con l'ausilio di carta giapponese); 2. Titolo: "Il Colosso di S. Carlo Borromeo sul Monte di Arona", incisore F. Citterio, misure alla battuta cm 24,2x16,3; 3. Titolo: "Isola Bella (veduta da Levante)", incisore F. Citterio, misure alla battuta cm 17,3x24; 4. Titolo: "La Madonna del Sasso (sopra Locarno)", incisore F. Citterio, misure alla battuta cm 17,3x24. Dettaglio della tavola incisa su legno: contiene le vedute "Cannobio - La Salute", opera di Cioffi, misure cm 8x14 e "Orrido S. Anna", misure cm 8x14. Tavole, nel complesso, in stato di conservazione molto buono. Indice: Parte prima - Album descrittivo e pittorico. Pensieri e giudizi d'illustri Autori; Principali accessi e prospetti del Lago Maggiore; Colosso e Monte di San Carlo sopra Arona; Isole Borromee; Isola Bella; Isola Madre; Isola de' Pescatori; Isolino di San Giovanni; Locarno, Madonna del Sasso; Stabilimento della Salute e Orrido di Sant'Anna, presso Cannobio; Notizie d'illustri personaggi e delle principali famiglie che vennero in questi ultimi anni a villeggiare sul Lago Maggiore; Disegni: Golfo delle Isole e veduta centrale del Lago, Colosso di S. Carlo Borromeo; Isola Bella (veduta dal lato di Levante); Madonna del Sasso sopra Locarno; Stabilimento La Salute e Orrido di Sant'Anna. Parte seconda - Album vocale, poesia e musica. Gita sul Lago, canzone barcaruola del Lago Maggiore, in chiave di sol con accompagnamento di pianoforte; Delizie del Lago Maggiore, canzone ballata, id.; Oh i miei primi anni!, romanza, id.; Amor di patria, cantata, id.; L'Esposizione del Verbano, inno popolare, id.

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

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        Die periodische Gesetzmässigkeit der chemischen Elemente; (Aus dem Russischen von Felix Wreden). (On the periodical law of the chemical elements).

      Leipzig und Heidelberg, C.F. Winter'sche Verlagshandlung, (1871) 1872. Contemp. green marbled boards. Minor scratches to boards. Titlelabel to spine: Annalen der Pharmacie VIII Suppl. Band. In Annalen der Chemie und Pharmacie. Hrsg. und Redigiert von Friedrich Wöhler, Justus Liebig und Hermann Kopp, VIII. Supplementband. Pp. (4),392 pp. (entire volume offered). 2 stamps to lower part of titlepage. Mendelejeff's paper pp. 133-229, 2 tables on p. 149 a. 151. Internally fine and clean.. First printing of the first German translation of this milestone paper, ONE OF THE GREAT CLASSICS OF CHEMISTRY, in which Mendelejeff first coined the word periodic, and in which he, for the first time, presented his great discovery of the periodicity of the elements in its full and complete form. At the same time the paper is the first to present his discoveries in a western language. In the paper he described and predicted the properties of a number of undiscovered elements - three of them were discovered in his lifetime. His periodic table was more complete than any of the preceding ones, and more thoroughly founded on experiment. The periodicity of the elements he himself formulated as Elements placed according to the value of their atomic weights present a clear periodicity of properties.The offered paper is the German translation of his paper which was issued in Journal of the Russian Chemical Society, vol. 3, pp. 25-56, the same journal in which he first announced his discovery (vol. 1, pp.66-77 (1869) ).In March 1871, two years after his discovery of the law, Mendeleev first named it periodic. That summer he published in Justus Liebigs Annalen der Chemie his article Die periodische Gesetzmässigkeit der chemischen Elemente. - the paper offered - which he later characterized as the best summary of my views and ideas on the periodicity of the elements and the original after which so much was written later about this system. This was the main reason for my scientific fame, because much was confirmed - much later.''(DSB IX, p. 289-90)Lothar Meyer and Dimitri Mendeleev independently discovered the periodic system, but Meyer did not publish this work until after the appearance of Mendeleev's first paper on the subject in 1869. His table was very similar to that of Mendeleev, but it contained some improvements and was, perhaps, influential in causing some of the revisions made by Mendeleev in the second version of his table, published in 1870. In general, Meyer was more impressed by the periodicity of the physical properties of the elements, while Medeleev saw more clearly the chemical consequences of the periodic law.(Source Book in Chemistry, p. 434).Horblitt, 100 Books famous in Science (the Russian paper 1869) No 74. - Dibner, Heralds of Science No 48 (only the later book of 1891) - Partington IV: pp. 891-897. - Source Book in Chemistry pp. 442 ff. - PMM: 407 (under Moseley). - Neville Historical Chemical Library II: p. 162 (only the French edition from 1879)

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

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

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        The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex. I-II. With Illustrations.

      London, John Murray, 1871. First edition, second issue. Two volumes, VIII + 423 + (1) + 16; VIII + 475 + (1) + 16 p. Woodcut illustrations in the text. Original green cloth, blind-stamped borders, gilt titles and decorations to spine. 19,5 X 12,5 cm. Some wear to spine-ends and hinges.. Freeman, 937

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

      In two volumes. London: John Murray, 1871. Seventh thousand. 2 vol. viii, 423,(1) pp. + 16 pp. book list dated January 1871. + viii, 475,(1) pp. + 16 pp. book list dated January 1871. Illustrated. Publishers green cloth with gilt lettering on spines and blindstamped frames on boards (bound by Edmonds & Remnants, London). Partly unopened copy. Owners stamp on titlepages (swedish historian Hans Hildebrand). Endpapers partly cracked and hinges slightly weak. Cloth worn at corners of boards and at head and foot of spines. 19,5 x 13,5 cm

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        Autograph letter signed to John Phillips

      London, 1871. No Dust Jacket."Happy old times with dear old Buckland, when we were groping our way." Owen, Richard (1804-92). Autograph letter signed to John Phillips (1800-1874). [London], British Museum, 10 Nov. 1871. 4pp. 180 x 113 mm. Light spotting, but very good. To Owen's old friend John Phillips, reader in geology at Oxford University, who had sent Owen a copy of his Geology of Oxford and the Valley of the Thames (1871). "I can now thank you not only for your Note but for your Book which is so full of good matter as an egg's full of meat. On this I have been feasting, till interruptions called me away. Much I find that recalls happy old times, with dear old Buckland, when we were groping our way. If I live to finish, & you to see, the Vol. on Australian fossils I promise you an early copy: I think it is likely to be the first opportunity I may have of returning you anything in kind . . ." Owen refers here to geologist and paleontologist William Buckland (1784-1856), author of Reliquiae diluvianae (1823) and of the first full account of a fossil dinosaur (1824). Buckland's support had been crucial to the advancement of Owen's career in the 1830s and 1840s. The "Vol. on Australian fossils" refers to Owen's Researches on the Fossil Remains of the Extinct Mammals of Australia, which he was then in the midst of writing; the work was published in 1877-78. John Phillips, the recipient of this letter, was the nephew and pupil of geologist William Smith (1769-1839), whose "Delineation of the Strata of England and Wales with part of Scotland"(1815) was the first large-scale geological map of any country.

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        The Innocents Abroad or The New Pilgrim's Progress

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

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