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        The Fifteenth Amendment

      Thomas Kelly, New York 1871 - The Fifteenth Amendment Published, Thomas Kelly, New York, ca. 1871 After the designs by James C. Beard, (1837-1913) Lithograph with original hand-coloring Paper size 20 x 26 3/4¿, Image size 20 x 25 1/8¿

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        Good Words for the Young, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872

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

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        Orig.-drawing (sketch in pencil and ink) and autograph letter

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

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        POETICAL WORKS OF ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING COMPLETE. WITH A MEMOIR

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

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

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

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        Codigo de Procedimientos Civiles de la Republica de Nicaragua

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        At Home with the Patagonians

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

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        Les huit journées de Mai derrière les barricades.

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Alice thro' the Looking Glass, and other Fairy Plays for Children.

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

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

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

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        A Fasciculus of the Birds of China

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

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

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

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        The WONDERS Of YOSEMITE VALLEY And Of CALIFORNIA.

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

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

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

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        AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND

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

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        Halländska Herregårdar.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Great Trans-Continental Tourist's Guide

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

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        The Descent of Man

      John Murray, UK 1871 - London: John Murray, 1871, 1871. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spines gilt, sides with panels blocked in blind, blue coated endpapers. The covers are in good condition and very secure - both spines have been professionally rebacked. Gilt nice and bright. There is a scuffing to the covers and the corners are a bit bumped, but with very little loss - a quite presentable set. The bindings are very tight and square having been repaired, strengthened and re-cased. Internally both volumes are very good indeed. The endpapers have been expertly reinforced with matching period paper - something that could well be missed without careful scrutiny. Previous owner name and notes, in light pencil, to the verso of the half-title (which could be easily erased). Some foxing to first and last few leaves of each volume, but the text pages are clean and bright throughout, with very little foxing that I can see and no previous ink marks. The original adverts are complete and dated January 1871. Cloth very lightly rubbed, a lovely set. Engravings throughout. First edition, first issue with the errata on the verso of the title leaf of vol. II. Here the word "evolution" appears for the first time in any of Darwin's works, preceding its appearance in the sixth edition of The Origin of Species the following year. Darwin had hoped that one of his supporters might tackle the thorny question of human evolution, but was forced to face the logic of his own theory himself. Darwin deviated from his ostensible subject of mankind to describe sexual selection in the animal kingdom, enabling him to answer those who saw peacock tails as an expression of divine aesthetics. Darwin also set out a definite family tree for humans, tracing their affinity with the Old World monkeys, and laid out his views on the evolutionary origins of morality and religion. "The Descent, understood by Darwin as a sequel to the Origin, was written with a maturity and depth of learning that marked Darwin's status as an élite gentleman of science" (ODNB). Housed in a custom-made collector?s slipcase. Along with Darwin?s Origin of Species, one of the most important books in all of science, and thus, in all of human knowledge. Quite uncommon in the true first issue. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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        Scrambles Amongst the Alps In The Years 1860-69

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

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        An Appeal to Humanity

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

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        Works of Fancy and Imagination

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

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        AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND

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

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

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

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        Original Signed & Inscribed Portrait Photograph

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

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        The Scribe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Autograph letter signed ("L. Pasteur").

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

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        1871. NASON'S EAST AND WEST RIDINGS OF THE COUNTY OF YORK, OR TOWNSHIPS OF ETOBICOKE, MARKHAM, SCARBORO', VAUGHAN & YORK DIRECTORY.

      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.

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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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        AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND

      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]

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        The Dialogues of Plato translated into English by B. Jowett, M.A.

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

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