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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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        Three Illustrations to Dickens's Little Dorrit

      n.p. 1871 n.p., 1871. (DICKENS ILLUSTRATIONS) 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inches each. pen and black ink on card, each monogrammed and inscribed in pencil on verso. . These three drawings were done for the Household Edition of Dickens's Little Dorrit,1871 (Book II,Chapter X; Book I, Chapter III, Book I, Chapter XIX). Mahoney (1816- 1876) was a talented British magazine and book illustrator who also illustrated Dickens's Oliver Twist and Our Mutual Friend. A master of the sombre in delicate pen and ink work he provided 58 illustrations to this edition of Little Dorrit. "Mahoney is one of the minor masters of Victorian illustration." (Gordon Ray)

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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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