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        Zigzagging amongst Dolomites.

      

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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 (185 x 124 mm). Early 19th-century red half calf by Zaehnsdorf, gilt titles to brown labels to spines, spines decorated in gilt in compartments, red cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Numerous engravings in text. Binder's stamps to front free endpaper versos. Spines lightly faded, very minor rubbing to extremities, head of front joint of vol. II just starting; an excellent set. First edition, second issue (with the list of works on the verso of the title leaf of Vol. II). It was in this work that the word "evolution" appears for the first time, 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). This set is bound without the publisher's advertisements. From the library of W. A. Foyle (1885–1963), at Beeleigh Abbey, with his leather book label on the front pastedowns.

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        The Battle Of Dorking: Reminiscences Of A Volunteer From Blackwood's Magazine, May 1871

      London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1871. First Separate Edition, First Printing. Violet Wrappers. Near Fine. Cover Illustration By W. Patterson. Pp. [1]-64,[1]-8 Of Ads. First Issue, With "Price Sixpence" And "From Blackwood's Magazine May 1871" On Front Cover, And 1871 Date In Roman Numerals At Foot Of Title Page. First Separate Publication Of This Short Story About A Fictional Invasion Of England By Germany. A Bright, Clean, Almost Unused Copy. Spine Faded To Light Violet, As Is A 1/8" Vertical Strip Adjacent To The Spine On The Rear Cover. Very Scarce In Such Exceptional Condition.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Wildbad, 14. IX. 1871. - 4 SS. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. 8vo. An einen Notar: "Ich ersuche Sie mir gefälligst das am 1. September 1871 fällig gewesene Quartal der mir von F. Lasalle vermachten Rente gefälligst hierher nach Wildbad Gasthof zur Rose K: Württemberg senden zu wollen. Ich verbinde hiermit eine zweite Bitte. Im Frühjahr 1864 schloß F. Lasalle mit mir vor Ihnen einen notariellen Act in welchem er mir unteranderem eine Anzahl Actien der Nicolinischen Mühlen Actien Gesellschaft zu Cöln die ich ihm nur zum Zweck meiner Vertretung in dieser Sache übertragen hatte zurückgab. Ich brauche diesen Act in nächster Zeit zu einer Verhandlung in Cöln u habe die Abschrift die ich damals von Ihnen erhielt hier nicht zur Hand, meine Bitte geht also dahin Sie zu ersuchen mir eine beglaubigte Abschrift dieses notariellen Actes [ ] zu schicken [ ]". - Darauf folgt eine Antwortnotiz des Adressaten. - Die Schwester von Maximilian Graf von Hatzfeldt zu Trachenberg-Schönstein wurde zur Beendigung der Familienstreitigkeiten 1822 mit ihrem Vetter verheiratet. Um sich von dem gewalttätigen Ehemann zu befreien, betrieb sie seit 1846, nachdem die Brüder ihr Unterstützung versagten, selbst die Scheidung und wurde darin von dem ihr befreundeten Ferdinand Lassalle unterstützt, der diesen Prozess vor 36 Gerichten als einen politischen verstand. 1851 wurde Hatzfeldt geschieden. In ihrem Düsseldorfer Haus lebte und arbeitete Lassalle 1848-56; 1857 zog Hatzfeldt nach Berlin. Nach dem Tod Lassalles verstand sich Hatzfeldt als Bewahrerin seines Vermächtnisses, gab seine nachgelassenen Schriften heraus und versuchte, die Politik des Allgemeinen Deutschen Arbeitervereins mitzubestimmen.

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        A KEY TO THE PENTATEUCH - PART 1, GENESIS - EXPLANATORY OF THE TEXT AND THE GRAMMATICAL FORMS.

      Self published by the author, Baltimore, Maryland, United States 1871 - 75, xxiii, [2] pages. Singerman, number 2265, lists only three copies. Boards soiled, front board detached, back board loose. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal of the Legislative Council of Prince Edward Island, Anno Tricesimo Quarto Victoriae Riginae, First Session of the Twenty Fourth General Assembly

      Charlottetown [PEI]: E. Reilly & Co., Herald Office, Prince Street. Very Good. 1871. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 359 pages; Tan library buckram, spine with full-length dark leather label lettered in gilt; marbled endpapers and text-block edges. With the engraved bookplate of the U. S. Department of State, paper library label mounted to the base of the spine, small oval State Department accession stamp on the verso of the title page, card pocket mounted to the rear paste-down endpaper; red ink Surplus-Duplicate stamp on the front free endpaper (certifying that this copy is properly de-accessioned from government ownership). This volume is clean and well preserved, with other library marks than those mentioned above -- (no perforations, stamps in the interior, etc.) There are a few pencil notes, and marks, but these are highly interesting and suggest that this copy had a particularly interesting role in the history of its time -- the final years during which Prince Edward Island was still resisting pressure to join the new Dominion of Canada. The residents of Prince Edward Island may have been isolated by maritime geography, but they were united in taking pride in their Island and its legislative independence from 1851 onward. Even so, with the Charlottetown Conference of 1864, PEI had been the site of the first meeting which eventually led to the eventual adoption of the Articles of Confederation and the creation of the Dominion of Canada in 1867, making the Island in some respects the birthplace of the idea of Canada. Despite this founding status, Prince Edward Islanders did not find the terms of union with Canada favorable in 1867, and its legislature choose to remain a part of Great Britain and Ireland at that time. The reasons were mostly economic. PEI was wholly dependent on agriculture and fisheries, with products exported mostly to the United States of America and Europe and the UK. Canada had a similar profile, mostly devoted to agriculture, and with ample fisheries of its own. Locals feared that entering the newly-created Canada's complex structure of tariffs and regulations would force islanders to purchase all the goods they needed from Canada, send their taxes to that Dominion's government. But, on the other hand, the economic realities of their size and relative isolation, along with the Dominion's regulatory structure, would offer them almost nothing in return. PEI was relatively densely populated; the island, virtually without minerals, had to support a population of about 90,000. The unique complications of the ownership of the limited amount of land was also a factor. Under the historic land grants from the Crown, nearly the whole Island was owned by absentee proprietors who had no willingness to sell land to their tenants, the actual residents of the Island. The new Canadian Dominion government certainly wanted to add PEI to its Dominion. And for various reasons, the British Crown also wanted PEI in the Dominion, if only to uncomplicate their obligations with regard to the defence of their North American territory. The Dominion government sweetened the terms of union to PEI in 1869, but the local legislators still resisted becoming Canadians. A new interested party inserted itself in the discussion in the form of a delegation sent to PEI in 1868 from the Congress of the United States seeking to reistablish trade reciprocity. The heart of the matter was the crucial issue of fisheries. Briefly, after the initial creation of the Dominion of Canada, regulations and tariffs in the ports of Nova Scotia and Halifax had the effect of sending most United States fishing vessels working the waters of the northeast to PEI and Charlottetown, in order to buy and sell their catch, secure provisions (especially fresh water, salt and provisions for the crew) as well as necessary repairs. This vast increase in trade was making various PEI residents rich, and their Canadian neighbors resented this, to say the least. The British Crown issued regulations which closed this advantage to PEI, and this, understandably, proved hightly unpopular. The matter was finally setttled in the year of publication of this volume with the "Treaty of Washington" -- between the United States, the British Crown, and the new Government of the Dominion of Canada. [It should be noted that this highly important Treaty settled many matters as well as the fishing rights of the region]. This fine copy of the 1871 Journal of the PEI Legislative Council is a splendid remnant of a (relatively) independent Prince Edward Island. As it happens, this copy is of special interest, as it was the copy of record in the Library of the U.S. State Department (as of May, 1893 according to the accession stamp on the verso of the title page. But this copy may be more interesting, yet. There is a pencil note on the title page which suggests that this copy have been used by the U.S. side in the negotiations over the fisheries matter. There is a pencil reference at the head of the title page: -- "See pp. 18-232 E.H." Indeed, these pages referred to form "Apendix No. 1" -- entirely devoted to the issue of fishing rights and port access. There are pencil notes in this section, executed in handwriting matching the note on the title page. These appear in the first section of the Appendix, devoted to the report on the fisheries matter prepared by Edward Palmer, Q.C. (There is also a pencil note recording that Palmer was later Chief Justice of the Island, and died in November, 1889). The initials and the nature of the notes and passages marked with vertical lines in the margins suggest that this copy may have been used by Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar [1816-1895] -- who had been President Ulysses Grant's Attourney General. Indeed, E. R. Hoar was the first Attorney General to head the newly created U. S. Department of Justice in July, 1870. Grant nominated Hoar to be an Associate Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court, but the Senate failed to confirm him (under circustances which do little credit to his political foes). Hoar's main achievement may well have been, with Secretary of State Hamilton Fish, to have served as one of the main United States members of a joint high commission with the United Kingdom to settle Civil War claims, and also territorial claims in relation to the Dominion of Canada. The commission's work led to the signing of the Treaty of Washington in 1871. This significant and successful Treaty led to what is referred to as "The Great Rapprochement" or convergence of interests between Britain and the United States, and made war between the U.S. and Britain, or Canada, extremely unlikely for the foreseeable future. The possibility that this copy of the PEI Legislative Council of 1871 might have played a role in working towards this Treaty is remarkable, and the matter certainly deserves further study. The volume itself also contains much of interest relating to PEI history, including the matter which eventually forced the locals to grudgingly agree to join in the Dominion of Canada -- the trans-Island Railway. The fateful Railroad Bill can be followed in these pages from its first reading to final passage by the Assembly -- (pp. 101-120). As it devolved, the expenses of the Railway ran so far above estimates that the liabilities threatened the whole economy of the Island. The Railway crisis was only solved when PEI became the smallest of the Provinces of Canada, on July 1, 1873. Right up until just weeks from that famous date, there were informal discussions and offers made to PEI to join the United States of America, instead. .

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        Der Frauen-Anwalt. Organ des Verbandes deutscher Frauenbildungs- und Erwerbvereine. Jahrgang I (1870-1871), Jahrgang II (1871-1872, Jahrgang III (1872-1873). Gebunden in 3 Bänden.

      Berlin, Otto Loewenstein, 1871. IV, 474 + IV, 470 + IV, 386 Seiten. Halblederbände der Zeit mit Rückentitel. *Außerordentlich seltene Zeitschrift aus der Pionierzeit der deutschen Frauenemanzipation. Vorliegend die Originalausgaben der 3 ersten Jahrgänge. Als Gründerin und Herausgeberin fungierte die jüdisch-deutsche Schriftstellerin und Frauenrechtlerin Jenny Hirsch (1829-1901). Nach ihrer Teilnahme an der ersten Frauenkonferenz in Leipzig 1865 wurde sie im Folgejahr Gründungsmitglied und Geschäftsführerin des \"Verein zur Förderung der Erwerbsfähigkeit des weiblichen Geschlechts\", des sogenannten \"Lette-Verein\". 1869 übersetzte sie John Stuart Mills \"Die Hörigkeit der Frau\" ins Deutsche, ferner gründete und redigierte sie die Zeitschrift \"Der Frauen-Anwalt\". Ziel war die Erwerbsfähigkeit und damit die ökonomische Befreiung und Selbständigkeit der Frau. In diesem Sprachrohr der frühen deutschen Frauenbewegung publizierten die bekannten Pionierinnen der weiblichen Emanzipation, allen voran (mit insgesamt 9 Beiträgen) die Schriftstellerin Louise Büchner (Schwester Georg Büchners, 1821-1877), ferner mit Beiträgen von Fanny Lewald, Henriette Hirschfeld, Mathilde Lammers, Jenny Hirsch, Henriette Goldschmidt u.v.a. In der Mehrzahl waren Frauen die Beiträger zu dieser Zeitschrift, daneben wurden aber auch Aufsätze zur Frauenfrage von bekannten Männern der Zeit wie z.B. Dr. Esmarch, Prof. Holtzendorff, Prof. Emminghaus etc. darin publiziert. - Alle drei Jahrgänge vollständig, sauber und sehr gut erhalten. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Report from the Select Committee on Slave Trade (East Coast of Africa); with the proceedings of the Committee. [H. of C.] 420.

      [London], The House of Commons, 4 August 1871. - Folio. XXIV, 242 pp. Sewn, with remains of spine. Almost unobtainable work on the British Foreign Office's attempts to suppress the slave trade on the east coast of Arabia and Africa and especially in the dominions of the Sultan of Zanzibar. The Committee Report contains examinations of Commanders who had visited the Gulf; they outline the role of the Arab tribes of the Gulf in slavery (p. 2-4); provide details on the increasing demand for slaves in the Gulf due to the cholera (p. 28); recommend enforcement of existing treaties with the Gulf chiefs (p. 39); and give accounts of the rarity with with slave vessels are captured in the Gulf proper (p. 81). The appendix (pp. 89-210) offers, inter alia, the extract text of the treaty signed with the Arab Chieftains of the Gulf at Ras-al-Khaimah in 1820 (" The vessels of the friendly Arabs bearing the flag above described."), as well as of the treaties, agreements and engagements entered into between 1838 and 1847 with Sultan bin Suggur, Shaikh of the Joasmee (Qasimi) tribe; Shaikh Khalifa bin Shukhboot; Shaikh Makhtum of Dubai; Shaikh Abdullah bin Rashid of Amalgavine; Shaikh Abdulaziz of Ajman; Shaikh Said bin Zahnon of Abu Dhabi; and Shaikh Muhammad bin Khalifa of Bahrain; separate agreements were entered into with Zanzibar and Muscat. - A well-preserved, tightly bound copy. Bennett 489. Wilson p. 210. OCLC 255183949. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Coming Race, Or The New Utopia (First American Edition, 1871)

      New York: Francis B. Felt & Co, 1871. First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 1st Printing 209 Pp. Twentieth Century Rebind In Black Cloth, Lettered In Gilt, Over Orange-Pink Boards, Including One Page Ad At Rear. First American Edition, With 1871 Date On Title Page. Major Utopian Work By This Once-Popular Author, Of Whose Work This Remains His Most Important Today. Recognized As Being Of Considerable And Important Influence On Later 19Th Century And Also 20Th Century Utopian Fiction. Light Foxing To Many Pages, Browning To Edges Of Page Block. Small Frays At Lower Tips Of Paper-Covered Boards. No Names Or Marks Or Stains Or Bookplates.

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        AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND. Author of "Dealings with the Fairies," "Ranald Bannerman," Etc., Etc.

      Small octavo, original purple decorated cloth stamped in black, gilt, and blind, all edges gilt, pinkish cream endpapers. pp viii, 378, [2]. 76 illustrations in text by Arthur Hughes. Professionally resewn and rebacked, original endpapers intact, all spine stamping completely intact; inner hinges skillfully repaired, scarcely noticable; light spine sunning; Xmas, 1871, ink gift inscription on front free endpaper; English trade binder's ticket (Burn & Co.) on rear pastedown; only minor rubbing to the gilt picture on the front cover; else a fine bright copy, with much less fading to the spine than is usual with this colour, the rebacking skillfully done and scarcely noticable, and the text quite clean and unworn. The US edition was made from a separate British printing, by Ogden & Co. In the first issue of the UK binding, with the "A.S." spine imprint, gilt framing on the front cover, and the publisher's device within rules in blind on rear cover. Sadleir 1474c errs in his identification of the US first edition [It's not often you get to say "Sadleir was wrong"]. Not in Wolff (who was a serious MacDonald collector). The author's most famous book, a cornerstone in any fairy tale collection, and a high spot of Victorian children's literature, with excellent illustrations by MacDonald's good friend the famous Pre-Raphaelite Arthur Hughes. Their collaborations are "the despair of the collector, for they are exceedingly scarce and collectors of George MacDonald are exceedingly keen. The North Wind is at once Hughes' most delightful undertaking and one of the most charming books of the period." - Percy Muir. The British edition is now rare in original cloth, and the US edition is even scarcer. An nice copy of a great book. Binding: Hardcover .

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        2 eigenh. Briefe m. U.

      [Wohl Wien], 13. IV. und 20. VI. 1871. - Zusammen 2 SS. 8vo. Beide Briefe an einen Herrn Wimmer: "Nachdem ich gestern mit dem Herrn Pfarrer gesprochen habe, wäre es uns sehr erwünscht mit Ihnen Samstag Vormittag sprechen zu können, es wäre daher gut wenn Sie bis ½ 9 Uhr zu mir kommen könnten, um das Material was ich besitze ein wenig durchzusprechen, denn das Gedenkbuch der Pfarre ist ein wenig weitläufig angelegt [ ]" (Brief vom 14. April 1871). "Der Herr Pfarrer hat mir heute den beiliegenden Zettel von der Kinderbewar Anstalt [ ] überschickt [ ]" (Brief vom 20. Juni 1871). - Beide Briefe etwas gebräunt und knittrig. - Haydinger musste im Alter von 12 Jahren die Schule verlassen und in der Gastwirtschaft seines Vaters mithelfen, die er 1822 übernahm. Die Lektüre historischer Werke regte ihn zur Anlage der ersten umfangreichen Viennensia-Sammlung an. Im Lauf der Zeit erwarb er ein derartiges Fachwissen auf bibliographischem Gebiet, dass ihn Experten des In- und Auslands konsultierten. Seine mehr als 12.000 Nummern umfassende Sammlung erstreckte sich auch auf Geschichte, Theatergeschichte, Kostümkunde, deutsche Literatur (vor allem Erstausgaben), Geschichte der Reformation und Gegenreformation bis zu den Hexenprozessen. Zur Erweiterung seiner Sammlung besuchte er Auktionen in ganz Europa, um seltene Stücke zu erwerben. Haydinger besaß die bedeutendste private Viennensia-Bibliothek in Wien. Nach seinem Tod wurde der Viennensia-, Josephinica- und Theatralia-Teil seiner Sammlung (5.253 Nummern.) - da die gesamte Sammlung wegen ihres hohen Werts (36.000 Gulden) von der Stadt Wien nicht angekauft werden konnte - von der Wiener Stadtbibliothek um 8.000 Gulden erworben, der Rest versteigert. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1871 : 1871 Wisden : Rebound without Covers

      1871. Hi, This is a Wisden from the Adrian Ellis Collection. 1871 : Rebound without Covers This Wisden is bound in light brown with gilt to the spine, the internal book is excellent, a tiny amount of spotting to the title page and page block but other than that it is in excellent condition.

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        The Book of Mormon: An account written by the hand of Mormon, upon plates taken from the plates of Nephi

      Salt Lake City, UT: George Q. Cannon; For sale at Deseret News Office, The Church Book Depot, 1871. First Salt Lake edition. Leather bound. xii; 563pp. Duodecimo [16 cm] Plum-colored leather with raised bands, a gilt tooled spine in five compartments, and ornamental borders in gilt and blind on the covers. All edges gilt. Green endpapers. Discreet paper tissue has been professionally and skillfully applied to the front hinge, and the spine has been furnished with new cords and linings (not visible). The endbands have also been cleaned and reused. Good, with moderate rubbing to the extremities, partial staining to the boards (predominately light), and sunning to the spine. The front pastedown and the preliminary leaves have dark staining to the lower regions, with the staining measuring 2" deep on the front flyleaf, and gradually becoming less pronounced at the foot of the title page. The first Book of Mormon to be printed in the established headquarters of the Mormon Church, and the first to be printed by the Church of Latter-day Saints in America since the 1842 Nauvoo edition. Flake/Draper 609.

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        The Coming Race, Or The New Utopia (First American Edition, 1871)

      Francis B. Felt & Co, New York 1871 - 209 Pp. Twentieth Century Rebind In Black Cloth, Lettered In Gilt, Over Orange-Pink Boards, Including One Page Ad At Rear. First American Edition, With 1871 Date On Title Page. Major Utopian Work By This Once-Popular Author, Of Whose Work This Remains His Most Important Today. Recognized As Being Of Considerable And Important Influence On Later 19Th Century And Also 20Th Century Utopian Fiction. Light Foxing To Many Pages, Browning To Edges Of Page Block. Small Frays At Lower Tips Of Paper-Covered Boards. No Names Or Marks Or Stains Or Bookplates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Descent of Man

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1871. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First American edition. Complete in two volumes, both dated 1871 on the title pages, with postscript at front of Volume II. Good+ with wear at corners and spine ends, cloth lightly soiled, pages toned and slightly musty. Volume I shows bumping to boards. Inner hinge of Volume II is exposed and the rear free end paper is lacking.

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        Das Kaiserthum Oesterreich in malerischen Originalansichten seiner reizendsten Landschaften und großartigsten Naturschönheiten, seiner bedeutendsten Städte und ausgezeichneten Bauwerke in Stahlstichen. Mit beschreibendem Text seiner Geschichte, seines Culturlebens und seiner Topographie. I. Band 1. Abteilung. - II. Band 2. Abtheilung.

      Wien u. Darmstadt: Perles / Lange 1871. Dunkelrotes Oln. m. Gold- u. Schwarzprägung auf Rücken u. Deckel. Kl-4°, 288 S.; pp. 289 - 632; 608 S.; pp. 609 - 1082., mit 153 (v. 210) Stichen., 4 Bände, In Band I/1 fehlen, mit Ausnahme des Frontispiz (Kaiser Franz-Josef u. Kaiserin Elisabeth), ALLE Stahlstiche. In Band I/2 fehlt eine Innsbruckansicht und in Band II/2 fehlt die Ansicht von Riva. Nur sehr wenige Stiche in den weissen Rändern von Band I/2 minimal stockfleckig. Der Rücken bei drei Bänden leicht angeplatzt. Ansonsten sauberes Exemplar ohne Stempel oder Besitzvermerke. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Österreichisch-ungarische Monarchie, Kronländer,

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        [UNIQUE EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED COPY] Convict once. "With Illustrations by M. and E. D'Arcy".

      London : Macmillan & Co., 1871. First edition. Small octavo, original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt; recased with new endpapers, but retaining the original free endpapers, the front endpaper bearing the blind stamp of Brisbane booksellers Watson & Co.; the title page inscribed 'Elly E. D'Arcy from Mary, 29th Decr. 1873' and at the foot of the title (probably in Ellen D'Arcy's hand) 'With Illustrations by M. and E. D'Arcy'; a unique copy, embellished with 34 accomplished pen and ink drawings by the D'Arcy sisters, Mary and Ellen, 20 of which are initialled by the artists; most of the drawings are half-page, four are full-page, and three are on separate pieces of paper laid in; front endpaper and title with some staining, scattered foxing and fingermarks throughout. The D'Arcy sisters were born in Appin, a township situated southwest of Sydney, New South Wales, in 1858 and 1861. They were the daughters of Michael D'Arcy and his wife Sarah,née Sheil. Their father, a ploughman, died in an accident in 1862, and it appears that some time after this tragic event Sarah moved to Queensland with her two daughters and their elder brother, William, which would explain the fact that this copy of Convict oncewas originally purchased in Brisbane. Mary and Ellen's charming, detailed illustrations demonstrate their abundant artistic talent. Indeed, it is known that both sisters, along with their brother William, exhibited work at the 1875 Metropolitan Intercolonial Exhibition in Sydney (see the entries for the three siblings in the DAAO, which all note that they were regarded as Queensland artists). Scottish-born Australian poet and novelist James Brunton Stephens arrived in Queensland in 1866. He worked as a private tutor on Tamrookum and Unumgar stations, as well as having stints as a schoolteacher in Stanthorpe and Brisbane during the early 1870s. It is possible that he was known to the D'Arcy sisters either as a teacher or through some other connection. From 1883 he was dispatch writer for the Colonial Secretary's Office. Stephens' epic poem, Convict once, is his best known literary work.

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        Official topographical atlas of Massachusetts,: From astronomical, trigonomical and various local surveys;

      Stedman, Brown & Lyon, 1871-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Folio, 44 x 35 cm. Bound in publisher's cloth, rebacked. 19, xx-xxi, [1], 22-23, xxiv-xxxi, 2-49 pages including 16 color maps (most double page) tables. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Phillips, 14399; Phillips. Maps of America, p. 401; LeGear. Atlases of the United States, L1551. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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        [Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale.] Description des anciennes possessions mexicaines du Nord.

      [Paris, Ministre de l'Instruction Publique (Imprimerie Nationale)], 1871. Large 4to (36.6 x 27.7 cm). 216 pp., 29 text engravings, one coloured engraved map "Carte de la Haute Californie et de la Nevada" (not numbered) one lithographed plate of Indians ("p. 15"), 18 lithographed plates and maps, all but two double-sized or larger [numbered I-XVII, one not numbered]. Not bound. Preserved in later half cloth portfolio with marbled boards and gilt title on the spine.= Written by the French geologist and mineralogist Edmond Guillemin-Tarayre (1832-1920). The work was never completed and stopped mid-sentence on page 216, and neither a title page nor an index was ever published - apparently at some point the French lost interest in foreign mining regions. The published part, however, is of great interest as it contains important observations and detailed plates and maps of Nevada and California. The 18th map, Carte metallurgique, in full colour, is not numbered and printed on one large sheet facing the Carte geologique, which is numbered XVI. This for a total of 20 plates and maps on 19 sheets. Uncut. Some scattered spotting, chiefly on the first text page, otherwise a very good copy. Nissen ZBI, 4694. not in Sabin.

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        Le Jardin Zoologique

      Cover title: Der Thiergarten; Le Jardin Zoologique; Dieren Tuin; Zoological-Garden. Mayence [Mainz] : Joseph Scholz, imprimeur-éditeur, 1871. Small oblong quarto, original pictorial papered boards (lightly rubbed, small paper loss at head of spine); endpapers with offsetting, preliminaries foxed, pp [45], illustrated with [25] full page chromolithographed plates hors texte; edges flecked, occasional very mild foxing, not affecting the majority of the plates; a good copy. Text in French. The French language version of a children's book on zoo animals, published in Germany by Joseph Scholz in 1871. Versions were evidently also issued in German, Dutch and English. Each of the twenty-five exquisite illustrations, several of which have the monogram of Joseph Scholz in the plate, is accompanied by a page or two of text. Among the animals described are the kangaroo; polar bear; baboon; elephant; rhinoceros; reindeer; camel; lion; tiger; zebra; jaguar; hyena; boar; bison, and badger. We can locate no copies of any of the different language versions in OCLC or COPAC.

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        [VAST COLLECTION OF MISSISSIPPI STATE LAWS, 1831 - 1870]

      Jackson, Ms, 1871. Twenty-six volumes, publication details and pagination provided in the listing below. Mostly uniform 20th-century buckram, gilt leather labels. A few labels chipped, minor shelf wear. Small ink library stamp to titlepages, some with embossed blindstamp, some with contemporary ink ownership inscription. Minor foxing, some tanning. Good. An interesting collection of mid-19th-century Mississippi state laws from the period between 1831 and 1870. These session laws deal with issues relevant to a growing state in the American south, including slavery, Mississippi River development, and later, legal matters related to Reconstruction, among a multitude of other concerns. A complete list of the imprints is as follows: 1) LAWS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, PASSED AT THE FIFTEENTH SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.... Jackson: Peter Isler, 1831. 172,xviii pp. 2) LAWS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, PASSED AT THE SIXTEENTH SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.... Jackson: Peter Isler, 1833. 252,xxv pp. First two leaves chipped, with minor loss of text. 3) LAWS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, PASSED AT THE SEVENTEENTH SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.... Jackson: George R. Fall, 1834. 200pp. 4) LAWS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI; PASSED AT A REGULAR BIENNIAL SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE.... Jackson: G.R. & J.S. Fall, 1836. 440pp. 5) LAWS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, PASSED AT AN ADJOURNED SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE.... Jackson: G.R. & J.S. Fall, 1837. 67pp. A photographic facsmile of the original work. 6) LAWS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI; PASSED AT A REGULAR BIENNIAL SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE.... Jackson: B.D. Howard, 1838. [4],[ii]-viii,[9]-368pp. 7) LAWS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, PASSED AT AN ADJOURNED SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE.... Jackson: B.D. Howard, 1839. 491pp. Includes the text of the CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI. 8) THE STATUTES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI OF A PUBLIC AND GENERAL NATURE, WITH THE CONSTITUTIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AND OF THIS STATE.... New Orleans: E. Johns & Co., 1840. xii,885pp. 9) LAWS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, PASSED AT A REGULAR SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE.... Jackson: C.M. Price, 1840. [2],xii,[2],[13]-366pp. 10) LAWS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, PASSED AT AN ADJOURNED SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE.... Jackson: C.M. Price, 1841. [14],[17]-302pp. 11) LAWS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, PASSED AT A REGULAR BIENNIAL SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE.... Jackson: C.M. Price & G.R. Fall, 1842. [iii]-xvi,17-271,[275]- 285pp., as printed. 12) LAWS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, PASSED AT A CALLED SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE.... Jackson: C.M. Price & G.R. Fall, 1843. vii,[9]-135pp. 13) LAWS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, PASSED AT A REGULAR BIENNIAL SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE.... Jackson: C.M. Price & S. Rohrer, 1844. xxi,[25]-395pp. 14) LAWS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, PASSED AT A REGULAR BIENNIAL SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE.... Jackson: C.M. Price & G.R. Fall, 1846. [3]-28,[33]-613,[1]pp. 15) LAWS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, PASSED AT A REGULAR SESSION OF THE MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE.... Jackson: Price & Fall, 1848. 584pp. 16) LAWS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, PASSED AT A REGULAR SESSION OF THE MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE.... Jackson: Fall & Marshall, 1850. 544pp. [bound with:] LAWS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, PASSED AT A CALLED SESSION OF THE MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE.... Jackson: Fall & Marshall, 1850. [4],[25]-48pp. Lacks the CONSTITUTION, pp.5-24. 17) LAWS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, PASSED AT A CALLED SESSION OF THE MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE.... Jackson: Fall & Marshall, 1850. 48pp. A complete copy of the latter work from the previous listing above. 18) LAWS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, PASSED AT A CALLED SESSION OF THE MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE.... Jackson: Palmer & Pickett, 1852. [iii]-xvi,[21]-219pp. 19) LAWS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, PASSED AT A REGULAR SESSION OF THE MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE.... Jackson: Palmer & Pickett, 1852. xxviii,537pp. 20) LAWS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, PASSED AT A REGULAR SESSION OF THE MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE.... [Jackson:] Barksdale & [Jones, 1854]. [iii]-xxvi,[2],[29]- 613pp. Bottom portion of titlepage chipped, costing most of the imprint. 21) LAWS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, PASSED AT A REGULAR SESSION OF THE MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE.... Jackson: E. Barksdale, 1856. xvi,455pp. 22) LAWS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, PASSED AT AN ADJOURNED SESSION OF THE MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE.... Jackson: E. Barksdale, 1857. 125pp. 23) LAWS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, PASSED AT A REGULAR SESSION OF THE MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE.... Jackson: E. Barksdale, 1858. 197pp. 24) LAWS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, PASSED AT A REGULAR SESSION OF THE MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE.... Jackson: J.J. Shannon, 1867. xliv,800pp. 25) LAWS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, PASSED AT A REGULAR SESSION OF THE MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE.... Jackson: Kimball, Raymond & Co., 1870. lxiii,704,689- 720[i.e. 736]pp. 26) JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI. 1868. Jackson: E. Stafford, 1871. 776pp. OWEN MISSISSIPPI, pp.742-745.

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        1871 George Catlin Letter Signed, Trying to Sell his American Indian Drawings for $100,000 to Metropolitan Museum

      - George Catlin’s letter is in response to Col. Norton who was clearly trying to find a place for Catlin’s Cartoon Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1871. Catlin values his “hard earned illustrations of American Indian types and customs” at $100.000, stating that “the above named society . . . would suit [him] better than any other. . . .” He sees his collection as “the works of [his] life of which [he is] most proud, and, if sold, [would] give [him] the means of at once relieving the old collection from heavy liens upon it.” He also sets up terms and conditions of how they should be displayed “in a fireproof building or Hall [sic] of a suitable size, and with a proper skylight to good advantage.” He asks to be allowed to retouch the paintings as he desires and photograph them as necessary to enable him to complete “a large work now in progress.” He also asks that no copies be allowed “during [his] lifetime without [his] consent.” In 1830, the year of the Indian Removal Act, George Catlin (1796-1872), a lawyer and miniaturist of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, set out on a diplomatic mission with General William Clark. For the next several years, he travelled along the Mississippi visiting and recording American Indian tribes’ lives. In about a decade, he produced his first collection, a total of 607 Indian portraits, also known as the Indian Gallery. He had tried in vain to interest Congress to acquire his work, after which he exhibited his collection widely in Europe. Having fallen into debt, he was forced to sell his collection to Joseph Harrison, a Philadelphia industrialist, in 1852. Catlin also painted another collection which he called the “Cartoon Collection” as he considered them “unfinished”; they were based on the outlines of the original Indian portraits. The 1871 letter to Col. Norton refers to this collection. Catlin was unsuccessful in selling his work to the Metropolitan Museum of Art which opened in 1872. In 1912, his heirs sold the Cartoon Collection to the American Museum of Natural History. Hand written in black ink on three sides of a folded 8”x10” ruled page on November 27th, 1871 from New York and signed “Geo. Catlin”. Condition: Fold lines, lightly toned, otherwise very good. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Siège de Paris : 14 Volumes & 3 Atlas

      Divers 1871 - [Siège de Paris]. Ensemble de 14 volumes in-8, quelques-uns en éditions originales, et 3 atlas reliés à l’identique en demi-chagrin. L’ensemble comprend : • AURELLE DE PALADINES (Louis, marquis d').Campagne de 1870-1871, la première Armée de la Loire, Paris, H. Plon, 1872. Exemplaire complet de ses quatre cartes repliées en couleur (avec quelques rousseurs). • BAZAINE (François-Achille). L'Armée du Rhin, depuis le 12 août jusqu'au 29 octobre 1870, Paris, H. Plon, 1872. Illustré de 4 cartes repliées en couleur et 2 cartes en noir. • CHANZY (Antoine-Eugène-Alfred). Campagne de 1870-1871, la deuxième Armée de la Loire, Paris, H. Plon, 1871. Accompagné d’un atlas de 5 cartes (attribué à Aurelle de Paladines sur la pièce de titre au dos). • DELIGNY (Édouard Jean Étienne). 1870, Armée de Metz, Munster, Theissing, 1871. [Relié avec :] FAIDHERBE (Léon). Campagne de l’Armée du Nord, Paris, E. Dentu, 1871. Complet de sa carte repliée. [Relié avec :] FAY (Charles). Journal d’un officier de l’Armée du Rhin, Bruxelles, C. Muquardt, 1871. Complet de sa carte repliée. [Relié avec : RÉGNIER (Victor-Edmond-Vital)]. Quel est votre nom ? N. ou M. ? Une étrange histoire dévoilée, Bruxelles, Office de publicité, 1870. Illustré d’un portrait en frontispice, une gravure repliée avec fac-similé et un fac-similé replié. • FARCY (Camille). Histoire de la Guerre de 1870-1871, l’Empire, la République, Paris, J. Dumaine, 1872. Des rousseurs. • FAVRE (Jules). Gouvernement de la Défense nationale du 30 juin au 31 octobre 1870, Paris, H. Plon, 1871. 2 volumes. • FREYCINET (Charles de). La Guerre en province pendant le siège de Paris (1870-1871), précis historique, Paris, M. Lévy, 1871. Complet de ses deux grandes cartes repliées in-fine. • LA RONCIÈRE- LE NOURY (Charles, Baron de). La Marine au siège de Paris, Paris, H. Plon, 1872. Exemplaire bien complet de son atlas contenant huit grandes cartes et plans des travaux français et allemands. • PALIKAO (Charles Cousin de Montauban, comte de). Un ministère de la guerre de vingt-quatre jours, du 10 août au 4 septembre 1870, Paris, H. Plon, 1871. Illustré d’une grande carte repliée en couleur et un tableau replié. • TROCHU (Louis-Jules). L'Armée française en 1867, Paris, Amyot, 1867. • VINOY (Joseph). Campagne de 1870-1871, siège de Paris, opérations du 13e corps et de la troisième armée, Paris, Plon, 1872. Accompagné d’un atlas de 15 cartes (rousseurs). • WIMPFFEN (Emmanuel-Félix de). Sedan, Paris, Librairie internationale, 1872. • YRIARTE (Charles). Les Prussiens à Paris et le 18 mars, avec la série des dépêches officielles inédites des autorités françaises et allemandes du 24 février au 19 mars, Paris, H. Plon, 1871. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reginald Archer. A Novel

      James R. Osgood and Co., Boston 1871 - Wright (vol. 2) no. 2185. This is the 386 p. version. (Wright also mentions a (presumably later) 147 p. version printed in double columns). Rust-colored embossed cloth with gilt spine lettering. Moderate shelfwear, with frayed spine ends. The spine is slanted. There is a short tear on the rear hinge. Previous owner's name is penciled on the second free endpaper. Some leaves have small dampstains on their fore margins. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Konviout von 44 Bänden (von 45 - Band III,3 2.Hälfte fehlt ) "Allgemeine Geschichte in Einzeldarstellungen" Vier Hauptabteilungen: IN VIER hAUPTABTEILUNGEN 8

      Groten mit unterschiedlichen Ausgabejahren, 1871 - mit Abbildungen, Schrift: Fraktur Buch aus der Privatsammlung des Ballistikers Lockhoven, Gebrauchsspuren, Ecken und Kanten berieben, innen leicht gebräunt Bände I.6 (Band 1 und Band 2), II.9, II.8, II.6 (Band 1), II.5, II.2 (Band 1 und Band 2), II.1, III.7 (Band 1); III.6, III.5, III.4, mit starken Gebrauchs- und Lagerspuren am Einband, teilweise innen gewellt wegen Wasserschadens Grünes Regal Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 25000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Comanches: A History of White's Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, Laurel Brig., Hampton Div., A.N.V., C.S.A.

      Kelly, Piet & Co., Publishers, Baltimore 1871 - 8vo. [1], 400pp., [5]. Text recased in new three-quarter brown leather hardcover. Maroon cloth covered boards. 5 raised bands, gilt lines, gilt stamped designs and gilt lettered title on spine. One new end sheet inserted in front and two new end sheets inserted in the rear. Previous owner name of "Edgar A. Lee" written in pencil top of front blank en paper. Inscription below Lee's signature, "Alice Lee from Papa." "Edgar A. Lee's Book" written in pencil on the verso of the 5th blank end paper. Edgar A. Lee, was a member of this regiment. He enlisted 8/28/1862 at Manassas, Va. as a Private into Co. A VA 35th Battalion Cavalry. He was listed as a POW 11/29/1862 Berryville, Va. He was paroled 4/24/1865 at Edwards' Ferry, MD. (Source American Civil War Research Database). Howes M 930; Dornbusch II 1272; Tall Cotton 129; Nevins I 135, " A light, witty study of a cavalry unit; comparable in spirit and charm to John Casler's narrative." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE COMANCHES: A HISTORY OF WHITE'S BATTALION, VIRGINIA CAVALRY, LAUREL BRIG., HAMPTON DIV., A.N.V., C.S.A.

      Baltimore: Kelly, Piet & Co., 1871. 400pp. Original publisher's cloth, stamped in gilt and blind, neatly rebacked, with original spine laid down. Cloth rubbed, front hinge a bit loose. Later pencil ownership inscription and annotation on front endpapers. Light foxing, moderate in places. Good plus. In a half calf and cloth slipcase. A rare Confederate regimental history, covering the entire course of the Civil War. Myers was a captain in Company A of the 35th Virginia Cavalry in the Army of Northern Virginia. "A light, witty study of a cavalry unit; comparable in spirit and charm to John Casler's narrative" - Nevins. "Myers might be called the Casler of the cavalry. This is an account written with realism and tempered with wit" - Harwell. HOWES M930, "aa." IN TALL COTTON 129. NEVINS I:135. DORNBUSCH II:1272.

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        A pair of hand-carved calabash gourds decorated with portraits of Queen Victoria and Sir William Brandford Griffith

      A pair of hand-carved calabash gourds decorated with portraits of Queen Victoria and Sir William Brandford Griffith, Ghana, ca. 1887. Some cracks to interiors of gourds, with old tape repairs to verso, otherwise in excellent condition. Wires strung across backs for wall-hanging. A pair of calabash gourds featuring highly detailed, hand-carved folk-art portraits of Queen Victoria and Sir William Brandford Griffith. Griffith (1824-1897), was Governor of the Gold Coast (present-day Ghana) from 1880-1881, and again from 1885-1895. His portrait is framed by the words "Sir W.B. Griffith. K.C.M.G." [Knight Commander, Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George]. A man wearing the uniform of the Gold Coast Constabulary, an infantry regiment of the Ghanaian army which was formed in 1879, stands to the right of Griffith. The second gourd, depicting Queen Victoria, is framed by the words "Victoria Dei Gra. Brt. R.F.D." [Victoria by the Grace of God Queen of the Britons, Defender of the Faith]. This carved likeness of her is clearly a copy of Joseph Boehm's famously realistic (and therefore, somewhat unflattering) portrait of the Queen, and replicates her mourning veil, pearl jewelry, medals, and (controversially) small crown. This portrait appeared on British coinage from 1887-1893 before it was replaced with one that was deemed more flattering. Griffith was knighted on May 24, 1887, which was also Queen Victoria's 68th birthday. A month later, on June 20th, the Queen celebrated her Golden Jubilee. Given the images and the inscriptions on the gourds, as well as the various dates stated above, it is likely that they were created in the spring of 1887 to commemorate one or both of these events.

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        COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY: THE THEORY, THE CONTROVERSY, THE PROOF!; THE FOUR WORKS THAT ESTABLISH COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY

      Blanquart-Évrard, [Louis Désiré]. LES COULEURS EN PHOTOGRAPHIE: CAUSERIE. Offprint from: Memoires de la Société des Sciences, de L'Agriculture et des Arts de Lille. 3rd series, volume 9. [Lille: L. Danel, 1871]. First edition. 8vo., 12 pp., with 4 photographic plates. Bound in contemporary yellow paper wrappers with the author and title in manuscript on the front cover. Wrappers are dusty with a short closed tear and lacking the lower front tip. The text is unopened, with the plates in very good condition. This pamphlet is an offprint from the above mentioned journal, the final contribution from Blanquart-Évrard, the president of the society. The text is a brief discussion of the theory and development of color photography, achieved by using three layers of emulsion, each absorbing one of the three primary colors, with each containing a dye that passed its color complement. This was the basis of every modern color process, and is commonly called the "subtractive" process. Both Louis Ducos du Hauron and Charles Cros announced their similar process on May 7, 1869 at a meeting of the Société Française de Photographie, neither aware of the other's experiments. Included, following the text are three photographic plates from color separation negatives of flower leaves provided by Louis Ducos du Hauron: red, blue and yellow, and printed on thin sheets of bichromated gelatin, incorporating carbon pigments. The fourth, and final plate is printed combining the three individual separations to make a full color photograph. In Eder, p.646, he states," Blanquart-Évrard, of Lille, wanted to exploit Du Hauron's process and establish, in 1870, a three-color printing establishment. Du Hauron had already furnished a set of three-color negatives for this purpose, but alas, the Franco-German war forced the postponement of the project until 1871. Unfortunately, Blanquart-Évrard died in April, 1872, but he had reported the process to the Society of Sciences at Lille." Although Cros and Ducos du Hauron exhibited examples of their three-color photographs as early as 1869, in neither of their publications prior to Blanquart-Evrard's, is there an example. This is the first publication to include an original color photograph from life, with WorldCat locating copies only at the George Eastman House, Getty Research Institute, Bibliotheque National de France, and BM Lyon, none of which are identified as an offprint. Roosen and Salu 928. [with] Cros, Charles. SOLUTION GÉNÉRALE DU PROBLÈM DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DES COULEURS. Paris: Gauthiers-Villars et au Bureau du Journal Les Mondes, 1869. First edition. 8vo., 12 pp., printed wrappers. There is a short separation of the wrappers at the spine. A near fine copy. Housed in a pamphlet folder of paper over boards with printed labels. Charles Cros (1842 - 1888) and Louis Ducos du Hauron, simultaneously but independently discovered and published the basic principles of photographic color by the subtractive method. In 1869, Cros published an article in Les Mondes in which he describes a letter he had deposited in 1867 with the Académie des Sciences that outlined his color process. The contents of his letter was made public on May 7, 1869 at a meeting of the Société Française de Photographie when a similar process by Louis Ducos du Hauron was also announced. Cros continued to explore photography in color and in 1877, he was supported in his experiments by the Duke of Chaulnes. Very few examples of his color photographs survive. This pamphlet is a cornerstone work on the development of color photography. WorldCat locates 15 copies in U.S. libraries, making this the more common of these four works. Roosens & Salu No. 2647. [with] Ducos du Hauron, Louis. LES COULEURS EN PHOTOGRAPHIE ET EN PARTICULAR L'HÉLIOCHROMIE AU CHARBON. Traité contenant, dans leur état le plus récent, les formules et la mise en pratique du système de photographie des couleurs publié par l'auteur au mois de mars 1869. Paris: A. Marion, Janvier 1870. First edition. 8vo., 82, (1) pp. Printed wrappers. Moderate chipping to the paper spine. Near fine. Housed in a cloth pamphlet case with a calf label in gilt, inset into the front cover. Louis Ducos du Hauron and Charles Cros, simultaneously, but independently, discovered the basic principles of photographic color by the subtractive method. Ducos du Hauron published his process in 1869, and further elaborated upon it as applied to tricolor carbon printing in this publication of 1870; additionally, he refutes Cros' claim to priority. Rare, with WorldCat locating only three copies: Getty Research Institute, Smithsonian Institution, and John Hopkins University. Roosens and Salu No. 3347. [with] Ducos du Hauron, Louis. UNE QUESTION DE PRIORITÉ AU SUJET DE LA POLYCHROMIE PHOTOGRAPHIQUE DE M. LÉON VIDAL. LETTRE A LA SOCIÉTÉ FRANÇAISE DE PHOTOGRAPHIE. Agen: Imprimerie de P. Nobel - F. Lamy, successeur, 1876. First edition. 8vo., 12 pp. Printed paper wrappers, which are partially separated at the spine; with a small stain on the rear wrapper. Very good. Housed in a cloth pamphlet folder with paper labels. This is the controversial letter sent by Louis Ducos du Hauron to the Société Française de Photographie establishing his claim to historical priorities in early color systems. In Potonnieé's paper on Ducos du Hauron, which includes an extensive bibliography of printed works, this pamphlet was not included. WorldCat locates only three copies: National Gallery of Canada, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Yale University, Roosens and Salu No. 3352. Four items. $35,000.00.

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        Lettres à un absent EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1871. Fine. Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1871, 11x18cm, relié. - First edition on current paper, it has been printed in China and 5 leading copies. Bound in half morocco chocolate shagreen, back with five nerves decorated double gilded boxes enriched their centers golden figure Sarcey, flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats paper bowl, contemporary binding. Precious autograph signed by the author to his friend (Frantz) Sarcey. A discrete annotation pen at the top of the title page probably from the hand of dedicatee, nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que 5 Chine en grands papiers. Reliure en demi chagrin maroquiné chocolat, dos à cinq nerfs orné de doubles caissons dorés enrichis en leurs centres du chiffre doré de Francisque Sarcey, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliure de l'époque. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Alphonse Daudet à son ami (Francisque) Sarcey. Une discrète annotation à la plume en tête de la page de titre probablement de la main du dédicataire, agréable exemplaire.

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        The Descent Of Man, And Selection In Relation To Sex. In Two Volumes. (First Issue)

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1871. First American Edition, First Printing. Brown Cloth. Near Fine. Drawings. 1st Printing Vi, 409, Two Page Catalog [ Origin Of Species, And A Book By T H Huxley] At End; V, Page With 16 Errata To Volume I, "Postscript", 436, 12 Pp Catalog, Mostly Works By Spencer But Again Including Origin Of Species, At End. First Edition, First Issue, With Errata Page In Volume Ii, And Errata Uncorrected In Volume I; Oddly Three Errata Are Incorrectly Identified, The Page Stating The Misspellings On P. 26 "Koalo", P. 199 "Prostratica", And P. 392 "Acroeidae" Are Actually Misspelled Differently In Volume I; And The British First Edition Lists 17 Errata. Two Volumes In Original Brown Cloth, Gilt Lettering And Rules On Spines, Black Border And Design On Covers, Light Yellow Endpapers. A Very Clean, Bright Set, Gilt Still Brilliant, Edges Of Page Block Still Show Original Polish. Gilt Bright, Cloth Evenly Colored, Endpapers Immaculate, Hinges Strong And Without Cracking; Two 1/8" Pull-Tears At Top Edge Of Volume I. A Very Attractive Set, Usually Found With More Wear. (With) A Four Page Prospectus For The 5Th Edition, Beginning "A New American Edition Of "The Origin Of Species", Later Than The Latest English Edition, Has Just Been Published, With The Author's Most Recent Corrections And Additions." Etc. , Undated But With Reference To An 1869 Speech By Geikie (Here Misspelled As Giekie, As It Is In The Catalogs Of Volumes I And Ii Of This Set).

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        Voltaire et la société au XVIIIe siècle / par Gustave Desnoiresterres. Complete in eight volumes

      Paris : Didier et cie, 1871, Hardcover, Second Edition. Near fine copies in the original publisher's gilt-blocked cloth, edges very slightly toned. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Provenance; from the personal library of Professor Lloyd Austin, University of Manchester. Edition; 2. éd. Physical description; 8 v. ; 19 cm. Notes; Published in 8 series. Title page printed in red and black. Publisher's device on title page. Includes bibliographical references. Contents; 1. La jeunesse de Voltaire. -- 2. Voltaire à Cirey. -- 3. Voltaire à la cour. -- 4. Voltaire et Frédéric. -- 5. Voltaire aux Délices. -- 6. Voltaire et J.-J. Rosseau. -- 7. Voltaire et Genève. -- 8. Retour et mort de Voltaire. Subjects; Voltaire (1694-1778). French Literature. 18th Century. Social Life. Society. Biography. France - Social life and customs. France - Social life and customs - 18th century. Genre; Biography. Text is in French. Inventory No: 236506.

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        BURRITT'S SECTIONAL AND TOWNSHIP MAP OF MINNESOTA, COMPILED FROM THE LATEST AUTHENTIC SOURCES BY J.B. POWER...

      St. Paul, 1871. Folding color map, 34 x 30 inches. 12mo. Original brown cloth folder, gilt-lettered cover. Map bright and clean. Near fine. A handsome state map of Minnesota showing the extensive subdivision of the state and the development of the north shore of Lake Superior. CHECKLIST OF PRINTED MAPS OF THE MIDDLE WEST (MINNESOTA) 0809.

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        Legal Correspondence, Documents, and Other Papers of Attorney William

      1871 - Records of a Lawyer in West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1871-1901 [Manuscript Archive]. Hayes, William M. [Legal Correspondence, Documents, and Other Papers of Attorney William M. Hayes of Chester County, Pennsylvania]. West Chester, PA, And elsewhere, 1871-1901. 63 items comprising approximately 77 pages, sizes range from 5" x 3" to 14" x 8-1/2." Manuscript in ink to most rectos and versos. Light to moderate toning, fold lines, minor wear and soiling. $750. * This archive includes incoming and outgoing correspondence and other papers kept by attorney William M. Hayes of Chester County, Pennsylvania. Highlights include three letters by James F. Wood [1813-1883], the first Catholic archbishop of Philadelphia, concerning a church established for the benefit of factory laborers and an affecting letter from a semi-literate client who can't pay his bill. Seven legal documents seen within the collection include a paper book, a release, the texts for two auction announcements and a deed containing a plat map. It also includes receipts, canceled checks and other financial papers. A distinguished citizen of West Chester, Hayes was the father of Prof. John Russell Hayes of Swarthmore College, president of the West Chester Electric Railway, solicitor for the Wilmington and Northern Railroad Co. and a prominent Freemason.

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        Original Carte-de-visite photograph of Arthur Orton, "The Claimant of the Tichborne Baronetcy".

      London: The London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, c. 1871. Photograph measuring 89 x 59 mm. (image), on card with printed caption, verso bears printed details of the London Stereoscopic Company, fine. Scarce contemporary photographic image of Arthur Orton, the Australian butcher who claimed the identity of Roger Tichborne, an English aristocrat who drowned off South America in 1829.Orton's claim to the Tichborne baronetcy was one of the most widely publicised scandals of the 1860s. Orton travelled to England in 1866 where he convinced Roger Tichborne's mother he was her long-lost son. Here began a lifestyle of debauchery and excess, cut short when the family dragged Orton through the courts in 1871-72. Their civil case was unsuccessful, but laid the foundation for a successful conviction for perjury in 1874, and Orton spent the next ten years in gaol.Several variant carte-du-visites were produced to help fund Orton's legal defence. The National Library of Australia hold a similar example titled 'The Claimant of the Tichborne Baronetcy who alleges he was saved from the Bella'. Here Orton is photographed in a top hat with eyes closed (although the jacket, fob watch and waistcoat are identical to those in this carte-du-visite).

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        Ulysses S Grant Signed Engraving

      Washington, D.C, 1871. Portrait engraving of President Ulysses S. Grant. Boldly signed U.S. Grant. The engraving measures 4 inches by 5.5 inches. This portrait engraving produced by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing. In near fine condition, affixed to an 8 inch by 10 inch sheet bearing a small note. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16.5 inches 18 inches. Three days earlier on May 8, 1871, President Grant had signed the Treaty of Washington, settling the so-called "Alabama Claims," whereby the U.S. sought reparations from the United Kingdom for attacks on U.S. ships by the British built ship, CSS Alabama, and other Confederate ships that were sold to the rebel states during the Civil War. The British government agreed to pay the U.S. $15.5 million.

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        Lettres à un absent

      - Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1871, 11x18cm, relié. - Edition in esecuzione su carta, è stato girato in Cina e in 5 grandi giornali. Bound in metà marocco cioccolato dolore, torna con cinque nervi decorato doppie scatole dorate arricchite loro centri di figura dorata Sarcey, marmo piatto, risguardi e contreplats ciotola di carta, rilegatura contemporanea. Prezioso autografo firmato dall'autore al suo amico (Frantz) Sarcey. Una penna discreta annotazione nella parte superiore della pagina del titolo probabilmente dalla mano del dedicatario, bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que 5 Chine en grands papiers. Reliure en demi chagrin maroquiné chocolat, dos à cinq nerfs orné de doubles caissons dorés enrichis en leurs centres du chiffre doré de Francisque Sarcey, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliure de l'époque. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Alphonse Daudet à son ami (Francisque) Sarcey. Une discrète annotation à la plume en tête de la page de titre probablement de la main du dédicataire, agréable exemplaire.

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        Fahnen und Standarten des Deutschen Reiches Buch 1

      Eines der seltensten Sammelbilderalben. Eine Zusammenstellung von 150 Bildern von 1871 bis in das Dritte Reich. Vollständig. Zustand sehr gut.

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        Voltaire et la société au XVIIIe siècle / par Gustave Desnoiresterres. Complete in eight volumes

      Paris : Didier et cie, 1871-76. Second Edition. Near fine copies in the original publisher's gilt-blocked cloth, edges very slightly toned. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Provenance; from the personal library of Professor Lloyd Austin, University of Manchester. Edition; 2. éd. Physical description; 8 v. ; 19 cm. Notes; Published in 8 series. Title page printed in red and black. Publisher's device on title page. Includes bibliographical references. Contents; 1. La jeunesse de Voltaire. -- 2. Voltaire à Cirey. -- 3. Voltaire à la cour. -- 4. Voltaire et Frédéric. -- 5. Voltaire aux Délices. -- 6. Voltaire et J.-J. Rosseau. -- 7. Voltaire et Genève. -- 8. Retour et mort de Voltaire. Subjects; Voltaire (1694-1778). French Literature. 18th Century. Social Life. Society. Biography. France - Social life and customs. France - Social life and customs - 18th century. Genre; Biography.

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        Notes on The Natural History of the Strait of Magellan and the West Coast of Patagonia made during the voyage of HMS 'Nassau' in the years 1866, 67, 68, & 69.

      Edmonston and Douglas, Edinburgh 1871 - Octavo, with a coloured folding map and 21 lithograph plates; in the original green cloth. Scarce account of an exploration of the Strait of Magellan. Cunningham was appointed naturalist aboard the Nassau, a steamer sent to work on the survey of the Strait and the adjacent channels. This publication gives a journal narrative of the voyage interspersed with natural history notes, and includes their interactions with the native inhabitants of Patagonia, the so-called 'Fuegians'. The narrative provides interesting detail on the lifestyle, hunting and wigwam shelters of these fascinating people, who were thoroughly desensitised to rain, cold and exposure according to Cunningham's account.Five of the plates are fine tinted lithograph views of the region, after drawings by Cunningham's shipmates F. Le B. Bedwell and the Hon. F.C.P. Vereker, and were printed by Waterston in Edinburgh, while the other 16 lithographs are of natural history subjects after drawings by the author. Cunningham's own interest was chiefly the ornithology of the area - after the voyage he published various pieces on the subject in the Ibis - but he also covers the area's botany, mentioning his collections of plants in the Royal Herbarium, Kew and promising articles on the Reptiles, Amphibia, Fishes, Mollusca, and Crustacea in Linnean Transactions. His natural history connections were evidently impeccable: he thanks Hooker, Huxley, Newton, Flower, Sclater, Salvin, Gray, Günther and Baird. Provenance: New South Wales Parliamentary Library, with their stamps. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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