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        L'Esposizione Marittima Visitata da Dante e Virgilio [The Maritime Exhibition visited by Dante and Virgil]

      [Naples]: , 1871. An Outstanding Album of Italian Political Cartoons Thirty-Two Magnificent Hand-Colored Lithographs by Antonio Manganaro No Copies Located in Libraries or Institutions Worldwide MANGANARO, Antonio. L'Esposizione Marittima Visitata da Dante e Virgilio. [The Maritime Exhibition visited by Dante and Virgil] Allegoria di A. Manganaro. [Naples: 1871]. Folio (18 11/16 x 12 3/8 inches; 475 x 314 mm.). Hand colored lithograph pictorial title-page and thirty-one magnificent hand colored lithograph plates including the final "Chiusura" plate showing Dante holding hands with the 'skeletal' Virgil. All plates mounted on stubs. Contemporary quarter green calf over green pebbled cloth boards. Covers decoratively ruled in blind, front cover with "Manganaro / L'Esposizione Marittima" stamped in gilt. Spine with five raised bands, lettered in gilt in compartments, marbled end-papers. Spine ends expertly and invisibly restored. This is an outstanding and fascinating record in thirty-two hand-colored lithographs of the political figures of Italy in the 1860's. The majority of the plates feature the figures of Dante and the 'skeletal' Virgil surrounded by various members of the Italian Bureaucracy. In some way the beautifully hand colored illustrations have the flavor of the great French Political cartoonists such as Honoré Daumier (1808-1879) and Charles Philipon (1800-1861). We have been unable to locate any copies at auction from 1923 to date, other than one imperfect copy (Christie's, Rome, June 1998 - lacking the last plate). According to OCLC and KVK there are no copies in libraries and institutions worldwide. MANGANARO, Antonio (1842-1920) painter and caricaturist. At the age of fourteen he was sent to Naples to study at the Regio Istitutu d'Arte where he was supported by two local patrons, the Baron Ceases and Diego Badarò.Manganaro progressed very quickly through the classes of painting and nudity, winning many awards and receiving the praise of his teachers, including Maldarelli and Postiglione. He was arrested for political conspiracy - the members of his family belonged to the Young Italy which was a political movement for Italian youth (under 40) founded in 1831 by Giuseppe Mazzini. It's goal was to create a united Italian republic through promoting a general insurrection in the Italian reactionary states and in the lands occupied by the Austrian Empire. In 1860 he was part of the secret committee of the revolutionary movement that encouraged the entry of Garibaldi into Naples. In the wake of what happened he participated in numerous feats of valor and was awarded a medal for being injured. Upon leaving the Mobile National Guards, he was hired as an editor and cartoonist at the newspaper l'arca do Noè (Noah's Ark), becoming very popular. He then moved on to another paper, Il Giudizo Universale (The Last Judgement) and then finally to the magazine Stenterello. He was considered the equal of the former political cartoonist, Melchiorre Delphic (1744-1835). In 1885 he was appointed Professor of Drawing at the technical school Giambattista Della Porta in Naples. He left many original albums of caricatures, including The Five Hundred of the Italian Parliament, the Eighty City Councilors of Palazzo San Giacomo, and the Provincial Councilors of Naples and their Contemporaries. The Museo del Sannio di Benevento preserves the entire series of his album, The Five Hundred… There are two series of his color lithographs in the Provincial Gallery of modern art of Foggia.

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        Le Règne végétal (9 Volumes de Texte et 7 Volumes d'Atlas : 17 Tomes - Complet) Divisé en Traité de Botanique, Flore médicale, usuelle et industrielle, Horticulture théorique et pratique, Plantes agricoles et forestières, Histoire biographique et bibliographique de la Botanique. Traité de Botanique Générale : Traité de Botanique Générale (2 Tomes de Texte et 2 Tomes d'Atlas iconographique) - Plantes Agricoles et Forestières (1 Tome de Texte et 1 Tome d'Atlas) - Jardin Potager et Jardin Fruitier (1 Tome de Texte et 1 Tome d'Atlas) - Flore Médicale usuelle et industrielle du XIXe siècle (3 Tomes de Texte et 3 Tomes d'Atlas) - Horticulture. Végétaux d'ornement (1 Tome de Texte et 1 Tome d'Atlas) - Précis de l'Histoire de la Botanique pour servir de complément à l'étude du Règne Végétal (1 Tome de Texte).

      1871. 17 vol. in-4 reliure uniforme demi-basane rouge, L. Guérin et Cie, A la Librairie Théodore Morgand, Paris, 1871, Traité de Botanique Générale (2 Tomes de Texte et 2 Tomes d'Atlas iconographique), VIII-458 pp. ; 419-79 pp. ; 52 pl. ; 50 pl. - Plantes Agricoles et Forestières (1 Tome de Texte et 1 Tome d'Atlas) 566 pp. ; 50 pl. - Jardin Potager et Jardin Fruitier (1 Tome de Texte et 1 Tome d'Atlas) 674 pp. ; 56 pl.; - Flore Médicale usuelle et industrielle du XIXe siècle (3 Tomes de Texte et 3 Tomes d'Atlas) 490 pp. ; 488 pp. ; 547 pp. ; 50 pl. ; 50 pl. ; 50 pl. - Horticulture. Végétaux d'ornement (1 Tome de Texte et 1 Tome d'Atlas) XCIX-382 pp. ; 51 pl. (sur 52, mq. la pl. 12) - Précis de l'Histoire de la Botanique pour servir de complément à l'étude du Règne Végétal (1 Tome de Texte) 533 pp., 8 ff. n. ch. et 4 grandes cartes dépliantes Rare exemplaire complet des 17 volumes. Bon exemplaire (mq. une seule planche sur les 411 planches coloriées, qq. frott. et épidermures à certains dos, belle série par ailleurs) de cette somme impressionnante. Nissen, BBI, 568 Français

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        Oeuvres de Molière. Figures de Boucher, gravées par Boilvin, Courtry, Gaucherel, Greux, Lerat, Martinez, Milius, Massard, Mongin et Rajon.

      1871. LEMERRE Alphonse. 1871. In-16.Carré. Cartonnage d'éditeurs. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. 34 planches d'Eaux-Fortes originales en noir et blanc + une page de titre. Gravures rangées dans une chemise cartonnée, avec fermeture à lacets.

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        A First Reading Book in the Micmac Language

      

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        LEIPZIG. - Geissler, Robert. Album von Leipzig. Erinnerungs-Blätter gezeichnet und lithographiert.

      Lpz., Klein, () 1871 - 18,5 x 14 cm. Mit 20 getönten Lithographien. Rote Lwd.-Mappe d. Zt. mit Gold- und Blindpräg. Die hübschen Tafeln mit einer Gesamtansicht und Ansichten der Pleissenburg, Augustusplatz, Rosenthal, Marktplatz, Schützenhaus, Napoleonstein, Rossplatz, Theater, Bahnhof, Pathologie, Schillerstrasse usw. - Einband an den Gelenken etwas eingerissen, gering wasserrandig. Minimal angestaubt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MARK TWAIN'S (Burlesque) AUTOBIOGRAPHY and FIRST ROMANCE

      1871. New York: Sheldon & Company, n.d. [1871]. Original purple cloth. First Edition, first issue (without the Ball Black & Co. advertisement on the title verso). This is very early Twain -- his third book, preceded only by THE CELEBRATED JUMPING FROG and THE INNOCENTS ABROAD. Twain's "burlesque autobiography" briefly runs through his purported family tree, with humorous (and satirical) illustrations that associate it in verse with "The House That Jack Built."~This copy is in purple cloth (terra-cotta and purple were also used, without priority; so were wrappers). This is a near-fine copy, with scarcely any wear (the spine is only slightly faded -- less than would be expected for the color purple). Though not a scarce book, we seldom see copies in any better condition. McBride pp 16-17; Blanck 3326. Housed in a morocco-backed slipcase. Provenance: small leather "Blairhame" bookplate of Mrs. J. Insley Blair.

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        [ Programme de la Comédie française, imprimé sur soie et galonné d'argent. Représentation de Gala à Londres, le 29 mai 1871, en l'honneur du Prince de Galles - au lendemain de la Semaine Sanglante de la Commune de Paris ] Comédie Française (de Paris). 1871. Salle dite Opéra Comique, Strand. Pour la première fois à Londres La Société de la Comédie Française. Acting Manager M. H. Barnett. MM. Got, Delaunay, Bressant, Talbot, Coquelin, Febvre, Chery, Barbe, Garraud, Boucher. Mmes Favart, Emilie Dubois, Jouassain, Provost-Ponsin, Marie Royer. Ce Soir Au Printemps, Comédie en Un Acte de M. Léopold Laluyé. Mlle de Belle-Isle. Comédie en Cinq Actes, en Prose, de M. Alexandre Dumas

      1871. 1 programme sur soie format 35,5 x 17 cm, intégralement orné de galons à frange en fil d'argent (de 2,5 cm de large), s.d. [ mai 1871 ] Exceptionnel souvenir du passage de la Comédie Française à Londres, du 2 Avril au 9 Juillet 1871. Le guide essentiel à l'analyse de cette impression sur soie est le "Journal inédit de E. Got". La guerre, le siège de Paris puis les événements de la Commune ayant fortement compromis la situation financière de la Comédie Française, le sociétaire Edmond Got proposa de "tenter de gagner à l'étranger l'argent qui était nécessaire aux dépenses". En compagnie d'une petit troupe dans laquelle on compte Coquelin (Aîné) ou Prosper Bressant, il organise une tournée londonienne de 3 mois. A la date du 28 mai, suite à un séjour éclair à Paris en pleine "Semaine Sanglante" de la Commune, Edmond Got écrit : "le prince de Galles (l'héritier présomptif), et sa femme assisteront demain à la représentation de Mademoiselle de Belle-Isle, et je suis chargé de les recevoir officiellement, comme directeur". Sur la même page, une note précise que le 29 mai, seront jouées " Au Printemps" et "Mademoiselle de Belle-Isle". L'examen attentif du Journal de Got révèle que ces deux pièces ne furent jouées ensemble qu'à cette seule date lors de la tournée (par ailleurs, "Au Printemps" y sera représentée 4 fois, "Mlle de Belle-Isle" 8 fois). Il n'est fait mention sur le programme ni du Prince de Galles, ni d'une date précise, mais tous les indices signalés coïncident pour permettre de conclure sans risque d'erreur qu'il fut imprimé pour la Représentation de Gala donnée le 29 Mai 1871 en l'honneur du Prince de Galles (futur Edouard VII). L'impression sur soie des programmes artistiques est une pratique connue au XIXe siècle, pour marquer les grandes occasions (dernières de grands artistes, premières, soirées de gala...). Les galons à frange en fil d'argent sont évidemment un rappel des galons ornant le bas du rideau de scène. Ce bel exemplaire est un émouvant témoignage historique, de la tournée londonienne de la Comédie Française en 1871 et de la visite dont l'honora le futur Edouard VII. Et la date même de cette représentation, donnée au lendemain de la Semaine Sanglante de la Commune de Paris n'est pas le détail le moins marquant. Français

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by the INDIAN CHAMPION OF WOMEN'S RIGHTS & EDUCATION, SASIPADA BANERJI expressing his pleasure at being appointed to the office of a Corresponding Secretary by the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science.

      Bristol, England, November 19th, 1871., 1871.. Very good. - Over 130 words penned on both sides of 7-1/4 inch high by 4-1/2 inch wide "Red Lodge House" embossed stationery. Sasipada Banerji thanks the recipient for "forwarding the resolution of the Council expressing their sympathy in my works in India". He goes on to express his honor at being appointed to the office of Corresponding Secretary by the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science, and asks "in what way I can best serve your Committee in the capacity of their Secretary at Calcutta". Signed "Sasipada Banerji". Folded for mailing with a tiny hole to the center. Glue stains along the top edge of the second page attest to the letter having once been tipped into an album. A blank leaf, once attached to the letter was removed in the distant past with the loss of the last 2 letters of Banerji's signature. Very good. <p>The Indian social worker and champion of women's rights and education Sasipada Banerji (1840-1924) worked towards labor welfare in India. He was involved in the social reform movement in Bengal through the Brahmo Samaj, a social component of Brahmoism, the monotheistic reformist and renaissance movement of Hinduism. An advocate of women's rights, Banerji established several girls' schools and founded the first women's journal in Bengali. A close associate of Mary Carpenter whom he met during her visit to India in 1866, Banerji was a member of the Indian Temperance Movement. At Mary Carpenter's invitation, Sasipada Banerji and his wife Rajkumari visited England in 1871. The "Asiatic" of London declared that Rajkumari was "the first Hindu lady who has ever visited England". In 1870 Banerji founded the worker's organization Sramajivi Samiti and established the first Indian journal of the working class, the newspaper Bharat Sramajivi.<p>Bramo Samaj was created in Calcutta in 1828 by Raja Ram Mohan Roy and Debendranath Tagore as a reformation of Brahmanism. One of the most influential religious movements in India, it gave rise to the Bengal Renaissance and pioneered religious, social and educational advances in 19th Century Hindu communities.<p>A RARE AUTOGRAPH.

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        Élégies. Suivies des Épigrammes et Rimes diverses

      Reprint for the poet's Elegies bibliophile Cabinet Collection Dieppe Jean Doublet, born in the early sixteenth century and died around 1580. edition of 333 copies, this one of 15 numbered copies on Whatman.Contemporary binding in full red morocco, signed Hello - Wampflug back with five nerves decorated with gilded finials to entrenerfs, golden florets hit the flat center, double net gilded underscore cuts and caps, wide gold lace framing contreplats of all edges gilt. Beautiful copy in a nice binder of Hello, gilded by Wampflug, gilder in Lortic of 1856-1876.From the library of Baron Marescot (1879, No. 151), with its engraved armorial bookplate.  Librairie des Bibliophiles Paris 1871 10,5x17cm relié

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        A Practical Treatise on Labor

      New York: G.W. Carleton & Co.. 1871. First. First edition. Small thick octavo. 405pp., frontispiece portrait. Green cloth gilt. Foxing to the foredge and to the preliminary and terminal leaves, small stain on front board, a tight, very good copy. Inscribed by the four-term Pennsylvania Congressman to his aunt: "Aunt Sarah Wright will please accept this book as a testimonial of the high regard in which the Author holds her in his remembrance. Aug. 18, 1871." .

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        Les Contes rémois. Neuvième édition

      Jouaust, Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1871. In - 18 (14,8 cm x 9 cm), (3) ff., 200 - 9 - (3) - 20 pp., maroquin citron, dos à cinq nerfs finement orné, pièces de maroquin rouge et vert, triple filet doré entourant les plats, double filet de coupes, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées sur marbrure (reliure signée Cuzin). Neuvième édition, tirée à 380 exemplaires numérotés. Un des 30 exemplaires de tête sur Chine (N° 3). Contient 50 contes en vers, 8 " Contes réservés ", 2 épilogues, et " Opinions diverses sur les Contes rémois ", par A. Orban, M. Maiche, Léon Gozlan, et Alexandre Piedagnel. Orné de bandeaux et culs - de - lampe gravés sur bois. Exemplaire enrichi d'une lettre autographe signée de l'auteur, sur un papier à ses initiales, adressée à Louis Lacour, qu'il remercie pour l'envoi du volume des Mémoires de la Duchesse de Brancas. La lettre, datée du 30 octobre 1865, est écrite depuis le Château de Boursault, édifié en 1842 par la célèbre Veuve Clicquot, dont Louis de Chevigné est le gendre. Ex - libris Ch. Bouret (gravé par Deville), Gustave Chancel, et Suzanne Courtois. Bel exemplaire. (mors supérieur du second plat fendu sur 1 cm). / / 1 volume 18o (14,8 x 9 cm), (3) ff., 200 - 9 - (3) - 20 pp., lemon morocco, spine nicely tooled, raised on five bands, red and green morocco labels, gilt triple fillet border on covers, double fillet on turns - in, gilt dentelle inside, edges gilt on marbling (binding signed Cuzin). Ninth edition, limited printing of 380 numbered copies. One of the 30 first copies on China paper (Nr 3). Contains 50 tales in rimes, 8 "Contes réservés", 2 "Epilogue", and " Opinions diverses sur les Contes rémois ", by A. Orban, M. Maiche, Léon Gozlan, and Alexandre Piedagnel. Illustrated with wood - engraved heading bands and culs - de - lampe. Copy enriched with a signed autograph letter by the author, on a paper with his initials, addressed to Louis Lacour. Louis de Chevigné thanks him for having sent a volume of "Mémoires de la Duchesse de Brancas". The letter, dated 30 oct. 1865, was written from Château de Boursault, built by famous Veuve Clicquot, Louis de Chevigné being her sonèin - law. Ex - libris Ch. Bouret (engraved by Deville), Gustave Chancel, and Suzanne Courtois. Nice copy. (Top join of lower cover cracked on 1 cm).

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        Lettera autografa firmata indirizzata a ''Chère Madame'', Lina Sand. Datata 4 Juin 1871

      1871. 4 pp. in-16 (mm 160x102) vergate a penna in francese. Tenera lettera tra Dumas e Lina Sand: ''Nous avons un quelque pente, vous et moi, dans ce commencement..ça devait finir comme ça..''. Dumas prega la cognata di Sand di salutargli suo marito Maurice e di considerarlo sempre un buon amico. Lina Sand, figlia dell'incisore Luigi Calamatta e di Josephine Raoul-Rochette, sposò Maurice Dudevant-Sand nel 1862 e da lui ebbe tre figli (Marc-Antoine, Aurore, Gabrielle). Dopo la morte di George Sand sarà lei a mantener viva la memoria della srittrice ed a conservare Nohant come dimora di cultura. Alexandre Dumas, come il padre, è stato un autore di grande successo ed è noto soprattutto per il suo romanzo ''La signora delle camelie'' a cui si ispira ''La Traviata'' di Giuseppe Verdi, e per sue opere teatrali ''Le Fils naturel'' e ''Un Père prodigue''. Ammiratore di George Sand, che chiama «cara mamma», trascorrerà molto tempo nella sua proprietà di Nohant e curerà l'allestimento del suo romanzo Le Marquis de Villemer per la scena.

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        Colton's Dollar Series of Sectional Maps Iowa

      G. W. & C. B. Bolton & Co., New York 1871 - A detailed hand-colored pocket map of Iowa. Brown cloth binding with gilt imprint has rubbed edges and soil. Map has been taped in where it was previously tipped in. The fragile map sheet measures 30" x 22" and has fold splits that could use repair, toning, and some soil. Very scarce, with only one record found on OCLC. ; 6" x 3 3/4" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Report of the Defenses of Washington to the Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army

      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1871 A Report of the Defenses of Washington to the Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army. By Brevet Major General J.G. Barnard. Published by Government Printing Office, Washington, 1871. Scarce First Edition. Contemporary half calf with brown cloth. Embossed gilt title to the front board.Five raised bands to the spine with gilt title. 152pp + 30 folding plates at the rear, and a wonderful black and white full page engraving to the title page ------------- An in depth definitive study of the defenses of Washington during the Civil War -------------------- CONDITION: Good condition. The leather binding is good with some rubbing to the corners. There are a couple of small white marks to the cloth on the rear board. Hinges secure with no cracking. Boards are fully secure with no shaking. Binding is tight and square and with all contents present including the folding frontis and the 30 folding plates at the rear of the book. The folding frontis has a crease to the exteme margin but this doesn't intrude onto the illustration and also a small closed tear that has been repaired using archival repair tape. Light spotting to title page but pages clean throughout with just the odd spot apearing here and there. All 30 folding plates are present and in good order. Two names written to the front endpapers. Overall a good solid copy complete in contents. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. First Edition.. Half Leather. Good.

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        Le père Duchêne, collection complète du N°1 au N°68

      First Edition of the most violent bi-weekly pamphlet published by the City of Paris under the aegis of Eugene Vermersch Maxime Vuillaume and Alphonse Humbert. Bound in half navy morocco, spine with five nerves with small traces of minor friction, when golden tail, flat marbled paper, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, gilded head. Well nice full copy of the 68 issues published and the "Testament of Duchene" in-fine. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Imprimerie Sornet Paris 17 Ventôse-3 Prairial de l'an 79 (1871)relié

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        Album der Brenner-Bahn. Leporello-Album mit 22 Ansichten in Photolithographie.

      - ( Ohne Verlags- , Orts- und Erscheinungsjahr - offenbar um 1871 nach Eröffnung der Brennerbahn erschienen ). Die Ansichten zeigen: Der Sillfall im Berg Isel - Tunnel am Berg Isel ( rückwärts ) - Das Silltal - Die Stephansbrücke- Arnwaldtunnel - Arnwaldtunnel - Matrei - Tunnel und Schloss Matrei - Steinach - St. Jodock - Kehrtunnel St. Jodock - Brenner See - Pfitscher Wasserfall - Brenner-Post - Brenner-Bad - Gossensass - Sterzing - Die Franzensfeste - Brixen - Klausen - Blumau - Blumau - Parthie Kuntersweg .- Bozen. Die Tafeln in einem reicht goldgeprägten dunkelroten Ohln-Album, Quer12° ( 8,5 x 13,5 cm ). Einband berieben, Ecken etwas bestoßen, innen von guter Erhaltung. Insgesamt guter, dekorativer Zustand - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 100 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bataille de Dorking, Invasion des Prussiens en Angleterre.

      Paris: Henri Plon, 1871. Duodecimo, quarter red-brown morocco. Early French edition of Chesney's electrifying tale of the German invasion of England. Its depiction of the humiliation of the English in battle, but also the crushing despair of life under German rule, positions this work as one of the most important precursors to the dystopias of the twentieth century.Sir George Tomkyns Chesney (who founded the Royal Indian Civil Engineering College at Staines, later General Sir George Chesney and subsequently MP for Oxford) first published this short story in Blackwood's Magazine for May 1871. It quickly ran to many editions and commentaries on both sides of the Atlantic. Its basic premise is that following the defeat of the French in the Franco-Prussian war, the German armies take what was widely feared to be the inevitable step of invading, and quickly subduing, England.Published the same year as Chesney's original, and with a Preface which sketches out the early reception of the work, this early French edition is indicative of the enormous interest generated by the work, 'un brilliant jeu d'esprit littéraire et une ingénieuse fiction'.. Later General Sir GT and MP for Oxford. A neat copy.

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        Signed Manuscript Letter by Dante Gabriele Rossetti

      UK: Dante Gabriele Rossetti (Manuscript Letter), 1871. Hardcover. Good. Rossetti, Gabrielle. Signed Manuscript Letter by Dante Gabriele Rossetti in the book Munera Pulveris. The letter is undated and the paper has the seal FRANDAS NON FLECTAS 16 CHEYNE WALK Brotherhood Dante Gabriele Rossetti and signed by him. It comes with the original envelope with an old crest. The letter mentions his beloved Beatrice. The leather bound book that the letter came in has gilt Art Nouveau decorative and gilt titles with much wear to the spine. The book has gilt tipped pages and is quite good inside and free from foxing. A very collectable book and hand written letter.

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        The Earthly Paradise. A Poem.

      London: F.S. Ellis, 1870-, 1871. Four volumes, octavo; contemporary manuscript inscriptions and attractive bookplates in each; contemporary half dark green morocco, top edges gilt, others uncut. Fifth edition of parts one and two, and second edition of parts three and four. A fine set of Morris's third book, which was later published by the Kelmscott Press. Based on classical and medieval sources, The Earthly Paradise is best known for its introductory poems on the months, which use as their prompt Morris's personal unhappiness. A fine set.

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, according to the use of the Church of England; Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches

      8vo., finely bound after a design by William Burges in full tan morocco, ruled in black, with five brass mounted semi-precious stones on each board, with two elaborate brass clasps with enamel coats of arms of Lord and Lady Ripon and each set with a semi-precious stone, all by Jes Barkentin, watered silk endpapers, all edges gilt. Just a little rubbing to binding otherwise a very good copy. A handsome piece of high Victorian design by William Burges, one of the pre-eminent figures of Victorian mediaeval revival, for Lord and Lady Ripon. Studley Royal and St Mary's Church were built for the Ripons between 1871 and 1878. Designed by William Burges it has been described variously as "a dream of Early English glory" and "one of the most perfect churches in the kingdom". Pevsner called it Burges's "ecclesiastical masterpiece." As with his project at Skelton-on-Ure for Lady Mary Vyner, Burges oversaw the whole design from the building itself to the fittings and fixtures. J. Mordaunt Crook comments "Skelton is Picturesque; Studley Royal approaches the Sublime." A series of designs for this binding can be found in the William Burges album "Orfèvrerie Domenstique" in the RIBA library. The binding design on this Prayer Book is directly comparable to another binding he designed for a Prayer Book for Sir Alexander James Beresford Beresford Hope. This was sold at Bonhams in 2009 and now resides in the National Museum Cardiff. It too has metalwork by Jes Barkentin with whom Burges worked closely throughout his career. A bracelet in the Higgins Bedford collection, also by Barkentin, has matching settings with those on this Prayer Book. The story behind the commissioning of the chapels at Studley Royal and Skelton comes from a tragic event. A close friend of the Ripons, Frederick Grantham Vyner, had been kidnapped by Greek bandits during an expedition to Marathon. A ransom of a million drachmas was demanded in return for his release and that of his seven companions. After a fortnight's negotiations, armed troops were sent in to rescue the hostages. During a running gun battle Vyner and three of his friends were shot dead. Vyner's mother, Lady Mary Vyner, and her sister Lady Ripon, decided to use the unspent ransom money for the contruction of two churches on their neighbouring estates, Christ the Consoler at Skelton-on-Ure and St Marys at Studley Royal.

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        PIERCE EGAN'S FINISH TO THE ADVENTURES OF TOM, JERRY, AND LOGIC, IN THEIR PURSUIT THROUGH LIFE IN AND OUT OF LONDON. With numerous Illustrations by Robert Cruikshank.

      John Camden Hotten, no date, 1871. (Codice EK/0467) In 8° (25 cm) XVI-321 pp. Illustrated with 35 coloured litho-plates + frontispiece. Some faint foxings. Original half red morocco & corners, gilted title, spine richly tooled in gold, raised bands, gilt fillets on covers, silk signet, top edge gilt. A fine copy. Euro 700.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        Actualités Grognet, 1870-1871 (title from cover)

      An incredible complete suite of 87 hand-colored lithographed political cartoons and caricatures from the time of the end of the Franco-Prussian War, the siege of Paris, the Paris Commune, and the Armistice of Versailles, depicting important historical figures and current events, by a range of French illustrators including Dutasta, Baudet, Klenck, Vidal, Faustin, Renaux, La Tremblais, Morsabeau, Lejeune, Bar, Corseaux, and Frévile, each captioned below the image and most with the illustrator's signature within the plate. Some very minor scattered foxing and toning, some sheets with small corner creases, overall excellent. Sml. folio, sheet size approx. 15 1/4" x 11 1/4". Modern half-calf box portfolio with marbled boards, contents loose as issued. Paris (Chez Grognet) 1871. The caricatures which comprise this group are an important historical document from a time of great political and social upheaval in Paris. Although they exist in digital versions, physical copies of the original lithographs are quite rare, especially a complete set. Incredibly scarce; as of January 2017, WorldCat locates only one physical copy in North America.

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        On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection Or The Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life

      New York: D. Appleton & Company. Very Good. 1871. Fifth Edition. Hardcover. 5th edition. This edition contains first usage of the term "survival of the fittest" as part of ch. 4 title. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 447, [viii] pages .

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        NOUVELLE ICONOGRAPHIE FOURRAGERE HISTOIRE BOTANIQUE ECONOMIQUE ET AGRICOLE DES PLANTES FOURRAGERES ET DES PLANTES NUISIBLES QUI SE RENCONTRENT DANS LES PRAIRIES ET LES PATURAGES - 2 VOLUMES - TEXTES + PLANCHES.

      P.ASSELIN 1871 - R300001232: 879 pages de textes + XVI pages + 95 PLANCHES EN COULEURS SUR 125 MANQUE LES PLANCHES N°7-23-25-29-30-31-32-35-36-38-42-57-58-69-83-85-87-91-92-96-101-107-110-111-113-119-120-121-122-123 - 8 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES. Un volume de texte et un volume de planches . In-4 En feuillets. Etat d'usage. Tâchée. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 580-Botanique [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Bancroft's Tourist's Guide. The Geysers. San Francisco and Around the Bay, (North) [together with] BANCROFT'S TOURIST'S GUIDE. YOSEMITE. San Francisco and Around the Bay, (South) 2 Volumes

      San Francisco,Ca: A.L. Bancroft & Company, 1871. Two Volumes in original publishers cardboard bindings with printed paper covers and paper spines. North: 227pp. 79pp. of ads, 2 plates South: 256 pp. + 58 pp. ads. In addition, to the inside rear cover of each volume is affixed an additional ad ("Joseph Gillott's Steel Pens of the Old Standard Quality"). Exceptionally rare, even more so in the original paper covered boards rather than the sturdier green cloth. A very pleasing set for the Californiana collector. Hard to imagine a nicer set, even with the age-toning and light soiling. Hinges are solid, contents tight on both volumes, with two bent page corners in the South volume corrected. VG or better. Soiling and age toning, only slight paper loss to the sharp cover corners. One corner is split, however, and could be repaired easily. Small tear at base of Yosemite volume can be repaired, rear outer hinge paper coating of Geysers volume is split but stable and can be repaired. ALL covers and inner hinges are solid.

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        Autograph Letter Signed, to Mr. Mash (?).

      Sydney: 26 November, 1871. Single leaf, small octavo, conjugate leaf removed but the letter evidently complete, simple red device to head of recto, pin-holes, very good. A nice note from Anthony Trollope, politely refusing an invitation to whist during his visit to Sydney in 1871. It is rare to see a letter from Trollope's Australian stay on the market, although he was a prolific correspondent.Together with his wife Frances, Trollope sailed for the antipodes in 1871 to visit their son Frederick, who had settled on a sheep station near Grenfell. The novelist evidently enjoyed the time he spent in the colonies, and travelled extensively. He wrote a great deal during his year-long visit, most famously his Australia and New Zealand (1873), but also drew directly on his experiences for two novels, Harry Heathcote of Gangoil (1874) and John Caldigate (1879).The note reads: 'My wife has made an engagement for me on Monday evening (much less to my taste than your offer) which will preclude me from joining your whist table tomorrow. I did not answer your note sooner, knowing that it would make no difference in your engagements, and not being quite sure as to what I might be bound to do. Very faithfully yours Anthony Trollope.'As this implies, whist was a passion of Trollope's, and he deeply felt the lack of available players during his Australian tour. A note printed in his Australia and New Zealand attests to what anguish the refusal must have cost him: 'I did endeavour to institute a whist table, but I found that my friends, who were wonderfully good in regard to the age and points of a sheep, and who could tell to the fraction of a penny what the wool of each was worth by the pound, could never be got to remember the highest card of the suit. I should not have minded that,' continued Trollope, 'had they not so manifestly despised me for regarding such knowledge as important.'Not in The Letters (ed. N. John Hall).

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        Napoléon III] Portrait anonyme de Napoléon III assis (avant 1873).

      1871-1873 1871 - Epreuve (130 x 90 mm), encadrement de l'époque. Portrait du Prince Impérial à l'occasion de sa majorité et portant la croix de la Légion d'Honneur par William et Daniel Downey, portraitiste à Londres. Sans date [1877]. Epreuve (130 x 90 mm), encadrement de l'époque.

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        Book of the Second American Chess Congress held at Cleveland, Ohio

      Dubuque, IA: O A Brownson, 1871. 112 pages with 2 portraits and diagrams. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/4") bound in quarter brown cloth with marbled boards. (Betts: 25-8, (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 5198) First edition.The second American Chess Congress was held in Cleveland on December 4–15, 1871 and won by George Henry Mackenzie. The first prize was $100 ($1,500 today) and the total prize fund was $290 ($5,000 today). The entry fee was $10 ($150 today). It was a double round robin tournament with a time limit of 12 moves an hour. Draw games were replayed. There were nine players (George Henry Mackenzie, Henry Hosmer, Frederick Elder, Max Judd, Preston Ware, Harsen Darwin Smith, Henry Harding, A. Johnston, and William Houghton). With the retirement of Morphy, this tournament was generally intended to recognize the best player in the United States. Contains 67 games, a few ith annotations and awards and selections from the problem tourney (10 problems). Includes a frontispiece portrait of Max Judd, and a portrait of the problemist Theodore M BrownCondition:Corners bumped and rubbed, spine rubbed, some foxing, frontispiece portrait detached else a good to very good copy.

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        A Child&apos;s Dream of a Star. With illustrations by Hammatt Billings. FIRST BOOK EDITION.

      Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co. 1871 Half title, illus. with 11 full-page engravings, rubricated text. Orig. brick brown cloth, bevelled boards, pictorially blocked & lettered in gilt with additional blocking in black. a.e.g. A v.g. handsome copy.First published as the leading article in the second number of Household Words

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        Simple Abstract of the Geography and History of Tasmania. Intended for Young Learners.

      Launceston: Hudson & Hopwood, circa, 1871. Octavo, frontispiece folding colour map, author's presentation dated 1872; original green cloth. Author's presentation copy of this rare Launceston-printed primer on the history and geography of Tasmania.The author begins by describing the physical characteristics of the Island, flora and fauna. Then goes on to recount the early discovery of the island that involved the explorers Marion, Tasman, Furneaux, Cook, then further exploration by Bass and Flinders. She then devotes a long chapter to the native inhabitants of the island going into some detail in describing their customs. Towards the end the contributions of each governor are discussed, finishing with the present governor Charles DuCane who arrived in 1869 - the main topic occupying the public at that time was the construction of the Main Line Railway between Hobart Town and Launceston.The work was given to Mrs. William Bayles by the author on 30 August 1872. Fine.

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        Coloured Plates of the Ladies Fashion

      London & Paris 1871 - 564 Hand Coloured Plates Illustrating Ladies Fashion From 1871-1877 [COSTUME]. Coloured Plates of the Ladies Fashion. London & Paris: [1871-78]. Three octavo volumes. (Measures 10 1/2 x 7 in.). Each with a printed title page. Beautifully bound by Lauriat and Co. in contemporary reddish-brown straight grain morocco over marbled boards. Gilt-stamped spines with five raised bands, top edge gilt. Illustrated with 564 hand coloured plates from Le Monde Elegant or The World of Fashion: A Journal of the Courts of London and Paris. The World of Fashion continued as the Ladies' Monthly Magazine in 1851 and The World of Fashionfrom 1852 &#151;79, then as Le Monde Elegant, or the World of Fashion in 1880-91. Each hand coloured plate illustrates a different dress worn for each occasion such as in the house, at the ball or on a horse. The illustrations show the dresses as they would have been worn, with the trimmings, hair styles and accessories essential for the complete picture of a well-dressed woman. A lovely collection of women's fashion and accessories published in the Victorian era and unusual to find so many of them together and beautifully bound. HBS 67703. $5,500 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Best of all Good Company...A Day with Charles Dickens.

      8vo., original printed wrappers. Facsimile Dickens letter preceding title. Wrappers a little dusty and slightlly worn, small tear to one margin, a very good copy preserved in chemise and red morocco slipcase. Scarce in original wrappers and a fragile item. First edition. A charming memorial volume to Dickens, edited by the son of his good friend Douglas Jerrold with considerable material by Dickens published here for the first time, including speeches and correspondence.

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        The Descent of Man and Selection in relation to Sex

      London: John Murray, 1871. 2 vols: viii, 424, 16; viii, (2), 476, 16, 78 woodcuts in text

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        Traité des opérations qui se pratiquent sur l'oeil.

      Paris, Lauwereyns, 1871. ____ Première édition. Elle est illustré par 22 photographies originales collées montrant des opérations. C'est le premier ouvrage montrant par la photographie des opérations chirurgicales. L'illustration comprend par ailleurs 190 figures sur bois. Quelques légères rousseurs. Ouvrage très rare. ***** First edition. "This remarkable nineteenth century French book on eye surgery is the first work on ophthalmic surgery illustrated with photographs. It contains the first series of photos of actual operations in a surgery textbook with 22 close-up shots of operations for strabismus, cataract, iridectomy, canthoplasty, etc. (almost certainly performed on cadavers). The photographer, Dr. Montméja, founded the first journal devoted to medical photography in 1869." (M. Rowley). Illustrated also by 190 woodcuts. Some light foxing. Very rare. In-4. Collation : VIII, 275 pp., 22 planches Demi-chagrin brun à coins, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Élégies. Suivies des Épigrammes et Rimes diverses

      Librairie des Bibliophiles. Reprint for the poet's Elegies bibliophile Cabinet Collection Dieppe Jean Doublet, born in the early sixteenth century and died around 1580. edition of 333 copies, this one of 15 numbered copies on Whatman.Contemporary binding in full red morocco, signed Hello - Wampflug back with five nerves decorated with gilded finials to entrenerfs, golden florets hit the flat center, double net gilded underscore cuts and caps, wide gold lace framing contreplats of all edges gilt. Beautiful copy in a nice binder of Hello, gilded by Wampflug, gilder in Lortic of 1856-1876.From the library of Baron Marescot (1879, No. 151), with its engraved armorial bookplate.  Librairie des Bibliophiles Paris 1871 10,5x17cm relié

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        Original Carte de visite photograph of Arthur Orton.

      London: c. 1871. Photograph, 89 x 59 mm. (image), on printed card, with ms. ink inscription on the bottom margin: "Arthur Orton - alias T. Castro - alias Sir Roger C. Tichborne - 1871. Sentenced to 14 years penal servitude - 1874" A rare image of the claimant. Arthur Orton came to Australia in 1851, moving from Hobart to Gippsland and then to Wagga Wagga, where he married Mary Ann Bryant. It was at Wagga, with the help of a local solicitor, that he responded to a world-wide advertisement seeking Roger Tichborne, the heir to an English baronetcy.Pursuing his claim, he returned to England in 1866. What followed earned him the title of the "Tichborne claimant" - and fourteen years in prison. Fine.

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        Voyage autour du monde: Oceanie les Isles des Pins, Loyalty et Tahiti.

      Paris: Henri Plon, 1871. Octavo, colour folding map of Tahiti and Morea; in contemporary quarter morocco. Author's presentation copy of this study of Tahiti and the surrounding islands. Fine.

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        La curée

      A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Cie. Original edition for which he was not drawn large papers.Binding to bradel, smooth back, morocco as Exhibit burgundy Russia, dishes covered with handmade paper, blankets bearing the date of 1872 and faded spine preserved, gilded head, elegant binding pastiche signed T. Boichot.A skilfully restored tear page headers half-title, title, preface and the first piece of sheet.Some minor foxing without gravity.Rare copy of the second volume of the Rougon-Maquart set in a pretty pastiche binding. A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Cie Paris & Bruxelles & Leipzig & Livourne 1871 12x19cm relié

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, according to the use of the Church of England; Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches

      8vo., finely bound after a design by William Burges in full tan morocco, ruled in black, with five brass mounted semi-precious stones on each board, with two elaborate brass clasps with enamel coats of arms of Lord and Lady Ripon and each set with a semi-precious stone, all by Jes Barkentin, watered silk endpapers, all edges gilt. Just a little rubbing to binding otherwise a very good copy. A handsome piece of high Victorian design by William Burges, one of the pre-eminent figures of Victorian mediaeval revival, for Lord and Lady Ripon. Studley Royal and St Mary's Church were built for the Ripons between 1871 and 1878. Designed by William Burges it has been described variously as "a dream of Early English glory" and "one of the most perfect churches in the kingdom". Pevsner called it Burges's "ecclesiastical masterpiece." As with his project at Skelton-on-Ure for Lady Mary Vyner, Burges oversaw the whole design from the building itself to the fittings and fixtures. J. Mordaunt Crook comments "Skelton is Picturesque; Studley Royal approaches the Sublime." A series of designs for this binding can be found in the William Burges album "Orfèvrerie Domenstique" in the RIBA library. The binding design on this Prayer Book is directly comparable to another binding he designed for a Prayer Book for Sir Alexander James Beresford Beresford Hope. This was sold at Bonhams in 2009 and now resides in the National Museum Cardiff. It too has metalwork by Jes Barkentin with whom Burges worked closely throughout his career. A bracelet in the Higgins Bedford collection, also by Barkentin, has matching settings with those on this Prayer Book. The story behind the commissioning of the chapels at Studley Royal and Skelton comes from a tragic event. A close friend of the Ripons, Frederick Grantham Vyner, had been kidnapped by Greek bandits during an expedition to Marathon. A ransom of a million drachmas was demanded in return for his release and that of his seven companions. After a fortnight's negotiations, armed troops were sent in to rescue the hostages. During a running gun battle Vyner and three of his friends were shot dead. Vyner's mother, Lady Mary Vyner, and her sister Lady Ripon, decided to use the unspent ransom money for the contruction of two churches on their neighbouring estates, Christ the Consoler at Skelton-on-Ure and St Marys at Studley Royal.

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        NUEVO METODO DE CLASIFICACION DE LAS MEDALLAS AUTONOMAS DE ESPAÑA

      - Sevilla, Imp. de D. Antonio Izquierdo y García, 1871, 3 tomos de 27x20 cm., en piel pasta española, 4 h.+CLXXXVII+160 págs.+ 2 h.+22 láminas, 394 págs.+1 h.+10 láminas y 484 págs.+2 h.+ 2 láminas y 195 láminas numeradas repartidas entre los tres tomos. (Ejemplar en muy buen estado de conservación)

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        Report on B&#142;ton Agglom&#142;r&#142;; Or, Coignet-B&#142;ton and the Materials of Which It Is Made [Signed]

      Government Printing Office, Washington 1871 - Illustrated First Edition. Tall Octavo. Three quarter leather. Signed by Lt. Eugene A. Woodruff, who died of yellow fever during his work on the Red River RaftÑsigned on front pastedown. Report on cement compound. 77 pgs+ foldout plates and lithographs. Very good, leather and cloth with surface wear. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Pela Kesagunoodumumkawa tan tula uksakumamenoo westowoolkw Sasoogoole Clistawit ootenink. Megumoweesimk

      Megumagea Ledakun-weekugemkawa moweome, Chebooktook [i.e. Halifax Nova Scotia] 1871 - First edition in Roman characters of the Gospel of Matthew in Micmac (a previous edition was produced using Pitman shorthand); 12mo, pp. 126; bound with: Wooleagunoodumakun tan tula Saneku. Megumoweesimk, Chebooktook, 1872; pp. 103, [1]; together 2 volumes in 1, contemporary if not original purple cloth, paper label on spine; boards and spine rubbed, else very good. An Ayer Linguistics duplicate, with a Newberry release stamp on the verso of the front pastedown. Darlow & Moule; 6788; Pilling, Algonquin, p. 420. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chronicles of Golden Friars

      London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1871. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. First edition. Three volumes. 12mo. Original sand-grain violet cloth, gilt titles. Line engraved title pages. Sheridan Le Fanu was unquestionably the Victorian master of ghost and supernatural stories. This collection of tales came to LeFanu at the inn in Golden Friars, Northumberland. The tales are: 'A Strange Adventure in the Life of Miss Laura Mildmay'; 'The Haunted Baronet'; and 'The Bird of Passage'. Spines and parts of the boards sunned, inner hinges of volume 3 neatly repaired, occasional light soil and staining. First editions of Le Fanu are excessively rare. See Wolff, 4009, who says this is 'a book I have seen only once' but didn't own. He was referring to Sadlier's copy. Sadlier, 1372. Wolff, 4009. Housed in a quarter leather clamshell case with boards of victorian cloth similar to that used on the books. SAdlier notes that a reprint was issued in 1896 by Downey & Company in a binding of blue ribbed cloth blocked in blind and gold, and with illustrations.

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        Bancroft's Tourist's Guide. The Geysers. San Francisco and Around the Bay, (North) [together with] BANCROFT'S TOURIST'S GUIDE. YOSEMITE. San Francisco and Around the Bay, (South) 2 Volumes

      A.L. Bancroft & Company, San Francisco,Ca 1871 - Two Volumes in original publishers cardboard bindings with printed paper covers and paper spines. North: 227pp. 79pp. of ads, 2 plates South: 256 pp. + 58 pp. ads. In addition, to the inside rear cover of each volume is affixed an additional ad ("Joseph Gillott's Steel Pens of the Old Standard Quality"). Exceptionally rare, even more so in the original paper covered boards rather than the sturdier green cloth. A very pleasing set for the Californiana collector. Hard to imagine a nicer set, even with the age-toning and light soiling. Hinges are solid, contents tight on both volumes, with two bent page corners in the South volume corrected. VG or better. Soiling and age toning, only slight paper loss to the sharp cover corners. One corner is split, however, and could be repaired easily. Small tear at base of Yosemite volume can be repaired, rear outer hinge paper coating of Geysers volume is split but stable and can be repaired. ALL covers and inner hinges are solid [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Western India before and during the Mutinies: Pictures drawn from Life.

      London: Henry S. King & Co., 1871 - Octavo. Original green fine pebble-grain cloth, gilt lettered spine and front cover within panelling in black, drab reddish-brown coated endpapers. Spine slightly rolled, extremities a little rubbed, blemish to front endpaper. A very good bright copy, with the single terminal advertisement leaf followed by the publisher's 10 pp. catalogue (dated November 1871). First edition, decidedly uncommon both in commerce and institutionally: Copac locates only two copies (BL, Oxford) in British and Irish institutional libraries, OCLC adds a clutch worldwide but seems to confuse first and second editions. An elusive and interesting work - Jacob (1805-1881) was an officer in the East India Company and he comments in chapter one that "I have met with no work giving full insight into the duties and responsibilities of Indian Political officers, a body of men who uphold British supremacy or British interests over some fifty millions of human beings, and whether Residents at native Courts, or under titles of Commissioner, Agent, or Superintendent, with their respective Deputies and Assistants, control, with more or less of diplomacy or of direct power, both kings and people". Jacob attempted to make amends for this in the present autobiographical work which represents "thinking outside the mainstream of political thought of mid-nineteenth century British India. His remarks object to the high level of British insensitivity to native needs and interests" (Riddick). Riddick, Glimpses of India, 129 ("Jacob's narrative displays a higher level of questioning of the British role in India than [is] true of most other personal writings"); Sorsky 568. [Attributes: First Edition]

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