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        The Waverley Novels

      London - Adam and Charles Black, 1871 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Twenty-five volumes of the centenary edition of the Waverley novels by Sir Walter Scott. With an illustrated frontispiece to every volume and a facsimile of 'The Marriage Contract of the Bride of Lammermoor' to volume VIII. Collated, complete. The titles included are as follows: Volume I-WaverleyVolume II-Guy ManneringVolume III-AntiquaryVolume IV-Rob RoyVolume V-Old MortalityVolume VI-A Legend of Montrose and Black DwarfVolume VII-Heart of Mid-LothianVolume VIII-Bride of LammermoorVolume IX-IvanhoeVolume X-MonasteryVolume XI-AbbotVolume XII-KenilworthVolume XIII-PirateVolume XIV-Fortunes of NigelVolume XV-Peveril of the PeakVolume XVI-Quentin DurwardVolume XVII-St Ronan's WellVolume XVIII-RedgauntletVolume XIX-Betrothed and Highland WidowVolume XX-TalismanVolume XXI-WoodstockVolume XXII-Fair Maid of PerthVolume XXIII-Anne of GeiersteinVolume XXIV-Count Robert of ParisVolume XXV-Castle Dangerous Surgeons DaughterThe Waverley novels are a long series of novels by Sir Walter Scott. They were the most popular and widely read novels in Europe for almost a century. The series was titled Waverley, after the firstnovel ofthe series,as Scott did not claim authorship until 1827. Prior to Scott's acknowledgement of his authorship the novels were stated as 'by the author of Waverley' to their title pages. Sir WalterScott was a historical novelist, playwright and poet. Aside from his writings he was an advocate, judge and legal administrator. Condition: In half morocco bindings with gilt stamping to the spine. Externally, very smart with some light rubbing to the heads and tails of spines. Rubbing to boards ofvolume XXV and XV. Internally, volumes VII, IX andXVIII are generallyfirmly bound but strained in places with the remaining volumes firmly bound. Cockling to pages ofvolumes XVI-XXV due todamp staining. Pages are generally bright with smalltidemarks to the head of pages and outermarginsto volumes XI-XXV, does not affect text. Volumes I-X are generally clean. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        General-Ansicht der Regatta in Barcola". Panoramaansicht der Segelregatta in Barcola (Triest). Bleistiftzeichnung mit Weißhöhungen auf ockerfarbenem Velin. Rechts unten signiert und bezeichnet.

      Nicht datiert (wohl 1871). - Format: 23,5 x 49 cm. *Panoramaansicht über die Bucht von Bartholomeo in Triest mit Segelschiffen, im Vordergrund eine große Anzahl Zuschauer. Diese Zeichnung wurde 1871 verwendet als Vorlage für die Illustrationen in der "Leipziger Illustrirte Zeitung" zu dem dort am 16. Dezember 1871 erschienenen Artikel "Die Regatta bei Barcola". Aufbauend auf dieser alten Tradition im 19. Jahrhundert wurde 1969 hier die weltweit größte jährliche Segelregatta "Barcolana" gegründet und Triest nennt sich heute auch "Trieste, citta della Barcolana". Die vorliegende Zeichnung zeigt die Vorgängertradition im 19. Jahrhundert. Provenienz: Sammlung Denzel. - Der österreichische Maler und Zeichner Karl Haase lebte in Triest und unterhielt dort eine Malschule. Er schuf zahlreiche italienische Landschaften, Ansichten und Szenen aus dem Volksleben. - Sauber und gut erhalten. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 800

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        Garibaldi Giuseppe.

      Lettera con firma autografa del Generale, datata 16 d?cembre 1873 . Di cm. 21 x 27 in cornice coeva, con vetro.

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        Père Duchène (le).

      Imp. Sornet, Paris 1871 - Du numéro 1 (6 mars 1871) au numéro 68 et dernier (22 mai 1871). 68 livraisons reliées en 1 vol. in-8, demi-basane rouge (reliure de l'époque). Collection complète du journal le plus célèbre de la Commune de Paris. Rédacteurs : Vermersch, Humbert, Vuillaume. Vignette de Régamey sur le titre La République ou la mort. Dès le premier numéro, le succès du Père Duchêne fut énorme. Cinq livraisons parurent avant le 18 mars. Le n°11 (6 germinal an 79) est en double, relié entre les livraisons 41 et 42. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Paris, 1871. Hand-colored lithograph, 13 1/2 x 9 inches, matted to 19 x 14 inches. A few light spots of foxing in margin, but image quite bright and clean; a few small scuffs to uniform. Very good plus. Plate from Jules Renard Draner's series of caricatures entitled TYPES MILITAIRES: GALERIE MILITAIRE DE TOUTES LES NATIONS, published from 1862-71. Draner - which was his nom de plume - was a Belgian artist who settled in Paris. Though he undertook a career as a businessman, he never lost his zeal for drawing and caricature, and in the 1860s, he undertook to satirize the world's zest for military pomp with a series of one hundred thirty-six color lithographs depicting various military uniforms from around the world, including ten plates showing American uniforms. Though his drawings were executed with an eye toward entertainment and caricature, each shows accurate military dress, down to appropriate use of feathers and buttons. This image shows a portly artilleryman, presumably a German settler in Missouri, decked out in a blue uniform with red trims, holding a plate in one hand and a fork in the other. He is in New Orleans, as indicated by a poster behind him, evidently as part of occupying troops during the Civil War. He directs a horrified look at the bits of red food on his plate and fork, perhaps intended to be some sort of foreign, or New Orleans, delicacy. Quite nice and highly displayable. COLAS 891. LIPPERHEIDE 3624. HILER, p.744.

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        The Descent of Man, and selection in relation to sex, by CHARLES DARWIN, M.A. F.R.S., &c. in two volumes, with illustrations.

      London: John Murray, 1871 - First edition, second issue. Two vols. Vol 1: iii-viii, 423 (1). Vol 2: iii-viii, 475 (1). Numerous woodcuts to text, ads to verso of title pages. Bound without half-titles or publisher’s additional ad leaves. Contemporary half calf gilt with contrasting label, marbled boards, matching marbled endpapers, and marbled edges. Condition: boards rubbed, hinges tender, rather frayed to head caps, very slight foxing to endpapers, internally clean, with all pages intact and no annotations. The second impression with the corrections desired by Darwin made, and ‘when’ to line 1, page 297 volume 1. Please note bound without ad leaves and half titles. Nevertheless, a neat example, priced accordingly, of an important Darwin first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        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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        Archive - Famous Victorian Artist - Photographs - Original Drawings

      England, Palestine 1871-1911. Archive of artist Laurence Carrington Grubbe (1854-1912), spanning most of his adult life, and comprising 10 original oil and watercolour paintings, manuscript pencil drawings, 4 diaries, unpublished manuscripts, numerous original photographs including 2 carte-de-visite photographs of him in the 16th Regiment of Foot uniform taken circa 1881, over 140 signed manuscript letters, 2 invitations, an autograph guest book, a nearly full packet of his calling cards, an exhibitor card from the Royal Academy of Arts, a leather bound bank book, two signed books from his personal library, and a scant few papers. Some documents and photographs creased, otherwise the lot in very good condition overall. Laurence Carrington Grubbe (1854-1912) is a well-known Suffolk artist and painter whose works are still sought after today. Born at Southwold, he was a son of wealthy magistrate John Eustace Grubbe (1816-1899) who served twice as mayor of Southwold. From 1909 he was also son-in-law to John Seymour Lucas, R.A., (1849-1923) famous Victorian historical and portrait painter, and an accomplished theatrical costume designer. Grubbe travelled to Italy, Egypt, Israel and Palestine in 1889 to paint and explore. He took up figure painting, first exhibiting at the London Salon. In 1893 he exhibited "A Game of Draughts" at the Royal Academy. He also exhibited in Southwold, Suffolk and Hampstead, London. With the Royal Academy he exhibited as late as May and August 1911, the year before his death. as late as 1908. He was also a member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club in Southwold from 1889 to 1905. The personal archive of Suffolk painter Laurence Carrington Grubbe forms a tangible and highly personal autobiography of his life. His diaries, photographs, paintings, and unpublished manuscripts, take us now with him through his college days when he kept his artistic passion a secret, to his service with the Royal Army during which time his undeniable propensity for painting unfolds, and finally on travels through Israel at the onset of his career for the purpose of painting. The following is included: Seven (8) original paintings by Laurence Carrington Grubbe: • View of Rome painted on wood, inscribed in pencil to verso, 21 x 14 cm • Two oil paintings on canvas, made in Jerusalem 1889, each signed and inscribed by Grubbe to verso "The Old City Walls Jerusalem," one panoramic view measuring 35 x 16,5 cm, one closer view measuring 35 x 25 cm. • Oil painting on canvas, two palm trees on a river bank, presumably also made during his tour of Israel and Syria in 1889, measuring 35 x 25 cm • Watercolour scene of Vallebona in Italy, centering around the Saint Lorenz church, 34 x 24 cm • Oil painting on canvas of a farmhouse or cottage, 21 x 11 cm • Watercolour painting on art paper of the same farmhouse, 17,5 x 12,5 cm • Watercolour landscape of Blythburgh with a windmill in the distance, painted on wood, inscribed and dated 1903 by Grubbe to verso, in the original hand-crafted wooden frame. Painting measures approximately 12 x 12 cm, frame measures approximately 18,5 x 18,5 cm. Frame chipped, painting well preserved behind glass. Two (2) original portraits of the artist, one of which is made and signed in the original by painter George Francis Carline (1855-1920), both oil on wood, measuring 20,5 x 29,5 cm. The other may be Carline's work also. Carline exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, and the Dowdeswell Galleries, London. He was a member of the Royal Society of British Artists and father to artists Sydney, Hilda, and Richard Carline. Numerous photographs of the artist and his family - including the rare snapshot taken as putting the finishing touches on his most famous painting, "Little Red Riding Hood" made in 1909. Grubbe painted this piece two years before his daughter's birth. It bears some resemblance to her. He died when she was yet an infant of one year. Also with 2 carte-de-visites of Grubbe as he joined the 16th Regiment of Foot circa 1881. One (1) manuscript diary with entries from October 1882 to December 1885, including sojourns throughout England dispersed with commentary on his duties with the army, apparently being for a time at the Shorncliffe Army Camp. 8vo. 167 pages, black leather boards, revealing much about the personal side of Laurence Grubbe, his imminent transition from man of military to artist, and containing several passages of his own secret cypher yet to be decoded. Excerpts from the journal: "London, Nov. 26th 1882... Have been pretty regularly to F.H.'s studio at work... went with Frank to see (private view) pictures by one Elmore & we were intrigued the artist himself who happened to be there." "Shornecliff, January 18th 1883... Croasdaile has discovered the fact of my secret studio, but I have managed to bind him (I hope) to secrecy." "Shornecliff, January 20th... Ball subscription at Folkstone last night, I find my name published as one of the stewards so went... renewed an acquaintance of last year... also Captain Weir, R.A. from Egypt..." "Shornecliff [Army Camp, Folkstone], January 29th... there was a large ship aground off Landgate visible from the mess. It had been blowing a gale all night & is still... She is the master of the West Indies bound for London with rum & sugar...Her name is Plassey, the crew were all saved. Captain came ashore last..." "Shornecliff, March 9th... Told Earl[?] the other day about my ultimate object in coming to the S. of art... The more I see of soldiery the more I am bent on carrying out my purpose... Three (3) diaries from his time at Eton College and Trinity Hall, 1871-1873, with some papers, letters and one cricket score book. One of the diaries contains a complex collage pencil drawing by Grubbe which illustrates college life and pastimes. Archive of over 140 private manuscript letters received by, and written by Laurence Grubbe, featuring, a signed letter by his father, John Eustace Grubbe (1816-1899), respected magistrate and Mayor of Southwold. Spanning from 1871 to 1909 or later, some of the content reveals surprising aspects about the artist's interests and beliefs. Letters include, in part: • Nine (9) letters written to his father; one letter written and signed by his father to him dealing with financial matters; an engraving of the family coat of arms sent to him by his father; 9 consolatory letters following his father's death, two of these being from his uncle Reverend Charles Septimus Grubbe (1830-1910), Archdeacon of Pietermaritzburg. Together with obituaries notices (newspaper clippings) of his father's death, 11 Dec 1899 at Southwold. Together with a memorandum lease agreement signed by his father 26 September 1893 granting him tenancy of a cottage on Park Lane in Southwold. • Sixteen (16) letters pertaining to his Eton College days and army service, as early as 1873, and including five letters from Walter Caulfield Pratt of Orina House in Aylesbury (born 1820), a magistrate, deputy-lieutenant of Buckinghamshire and former army captain. • Seventeen (17) letters by Laurence written to his wife Marie Ellen Seymour (née Lucas) and nicknamed "Poppets" - mostly written in 1909 before they wed. Forty (40) letters between Laurence and his siblings and his mother, in particular his sister Constance Mary Grubbe, born 21 Apr 1859, Queen Square, Holborn, Middlesex. • Correspondence (4 letters) with introspective and highly spiritual contemplation, among other points, presenting a boisterous defence for the behaviour of the Laurence Oliphant against accusations of "approaching pure-minded girls in a religious mask for the purpose of gratifying his sensual tastes." A letter to James Murray Templeton mentions the recipient's marriage to Rosamond, widow of Laurence Oliphant. [Templeton was Oliphant's most devoted disciple.] A substantial amount of unpublished manuscript works in progress, narratives, poems, and such, as Grubbe explored his interest in writing - a little known preoccupation he had secretly held - and at least one submitted a work for possible publication, according to a letter which is present in the archive. One of these works is a lengthy and well researched manuscript draft account on the political and colonial history of South Africa penned by Grubbe at the start of the Second Boer War and focusing on it, approximately 45 pages in its own journal. Another is an entertaining account memorializing the Battle of Waterloo, titled "The Battle of Aldershot" and illustrated by Grubbe with 13 clever caricature ink drawings. One (1) journal of autographs inscribed "Visitors Book Aug 1905. L.C. Grubbe" containing three original signatures of British painter Ernest Crofts (1847-1911). The volume continues until 1909, and is also signed by persons such as: H.H. Godwin-Austen's nephew General Sir Alfred Reade Godwin-Austen (1889-1963) Royal Engineers Captain Richard Howard Paddison (1891 Southwold - 1959 Kenya) Reverend and botanist E. A. Holmes of Southwold Sir Charles George Grey, 4th Baronet (1880-1957) Major Claude Francis Arthur Egerton (1864-1957) Judge Sir (Charles) Montague Lush, K.C.(1853-1930) Laurence Carrington Grubbe (1854-1912) is a well-known Suffolk artist and painter whose works are still sought after today. Born at Southwold, he was a son of wealthy magistrate John Eustace Grubbe (1816-1899) who served twice as mayor of Southwold, and Julia Catherine née Hall (ca 1821-1901). He was educated at Eton College, then admitted to Trinity Hall in Cambridge on 3 February 1872. His father had a house at 29 Holland Park, London where the family often resided. By 1881 he was on the active list with the rank of Captain for the 16th (The Bedforshire) Regiment of Foot. In 1882-83 he was at Shorncliffe Army Camp, and travelling in England, during which time he began seriously considering making a profession of painting. He made some investments with his father, for example, possessing Midland Debenture Stock in 1895, and a Midland Railway Debenture in 1896. Grubbe travelled to Italy, Egypt, Israel and Palestine in 1889 to paint and explore. He took up figure painting, first exhibiting at the London Salon. In 1893 he exhibited "A Game of Draughts" at the Royal Academy. He also exhibited in Southwold, Suffolk and Hampstead, London as late as 1908. He was also a member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club in Southwold from 1889 to 1905. In 1909 he married Marie Ellen Seymour Lucas (1879-1951) whom he nicknamed "Poppets" and whom was described as a miniaturist in the art community. Her family was replete with renowned artists, her father being the esteemed artist John Seymour Lucas, R.A. (1849-1923), a Victorian English historical and portrait painter, as well as an accomplished theatrical costume designer, distinguished antiquary and collector of architectural artefacts. Lucas owned and remodelled The Blythburgh Priory in the then emerging style and influence of the Arts and Crafts Movement which flourished in England between 1880 and 1910. Laurence and Marie had one daughter, Margaret Julia Maria Grubbe (1911-1997) who also became an artist and illustrator. Grubbe died at his home 96 Abbey Road, Hampstead, London in 1912, aged 57, within a year of Margaret's birth. Daliyat El Karmel is a Druze town in the Haifa District of Israel, located some 20 km southeast of Haifa. In 1870 a local guide showed French explorer Victor Guérin extensive ruins located south of Daliyat al-Karmel, called Khirbet Doubel. The ruins were the most extensive on Mt. Carmel. Guérin thought it might be the town on Mt. Carmel mentioned by Pliny. Conder and Kitchener surveyed the area and noted "traces of ruins" at a place SE of the village centre called Dubil. Later excavations have found remains there from Iron Age I, Early Roman and Byzantine periods, together with pottery from first century to the second-third centuries CE. . Very Good.

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        Autograph musical quotation signed to the music publisher Giulio Ricordi on a postal card with interesting contributions from members of Puccini's circle regarding their impressions of a production of Wagner's Die Meistersinger at La Scala

      This rich document offers glimpses into how the young Puccini and his circle engaged with German musical culture, and Wagnerism in particular. Ricordi, who had recently become Richard Wagner's Italian publisher, was preparing to mount a production of Die Meistersinger at La Scala for the forthcoming Carnival season. He sent Puccini to evaluate a performance of the opera at the Bayreuth Festival. Accompanying Puccini were four others closely associated with the La Scala production. Their impressions - witty, and in spite of their cryptic nature, unquenchably nationalistic - are recorded on the present document: - Puccini's musical quotation, from the third act of La Traviata, cleverly substitutes Violetta's words, "Addio del passato dei sogni ridenti" ("Farewell past, happy dreams of days gone by"), with the battle-cry of those Italians who feared the encroachment of Wagnerian principles upon their venerable operatic traditions: "Torniamo all' antico! [Sarà un progresso.]" ("Let's return to the past; that will be progress."); Verdi himself had coined this aphorism in an 1871 letter to Francesco Florimo. - Carlo D'Ormeville (1840-1924), librettist, stage director at La Scala, and director of the Milanese periodical, La Gazetta dei Teatri, compares the voices of Wagner's singers to unmuzzled dogs. - Cesare Corti, impresario and, along with his brother, Enrico, director at La Scala, whose rhyme recalls the Risorgimento slogan "Viva VERDI," an acronym for Viva V[ittorio] E[manue le] R[e] D' I[talia] ("Long Live Victor Emmanuel II King of Italy") derived from the famous composer's name (indeed, it cites the text of Manrico's famous aria, "Di quella pira," from the third act of Il Trovatore, and may thus be read "The winds [of change, or of Fortune] are blowing [the Italian way]. Long Live the Master [i.e. Verdi] of 'Di quella pira.' ". Ca. 90 x 140 mm. Dated "Bayreuth 24-7-89." - A 3-bar musical quotation from the third act of Verdi's La Traviata, under which the original text, "Addio del passato," has been substituted with "Torniamo all' antico!," signed "G[iacomo]. Puccini." With : - Carlo d'Ormeville. An autograph note: "Dear Giulio, I have just come out from the Maestri Cantori. Although the performers had no muzzles, I am safe and sound" signed "C[arlo]. d'Ormeville." - Cesare Corti. An autograph rhymed couplet "Il vento tira/ Viva il Maestro di quella pira" signed "Cesare Corti." - Adolfo Hohenstein. A pen-and-ink illustration of Beckmesser from Wagner's Die Meistersinger signed "[Adolfo] Hohenstein." - Franco Faccio. An autograph musical "signature" of F[ranco] F[accio] consisting of an F (bass) clef and musical staff with the note F. With the name and address of the recipient (Giulio Ricordi), 2 postage stamps, and 2 round postmarks to verso. Slightly worn and browned; postmark partially obscures the first bar of Puccini's musical quotation.

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        The history of Paraguay

      First edition, illustrated with portraits of two headpieces of 2 volumes, a fold-out map at the end of Volume 1, another card in Volume 2, a few prints and portraits.Publishers'binding in full grained green calico. gilt title, and monogram net tails. Rubbed Caps, with slight lack of green calico head of Volume 1, discovering the calico lining. Rubbed corners. Good copy, especially fresh. Lee and Shepard Boston 1871 Fort in-8 (15,5x23,5cm) 571pp. et 627pp. 2 tomes en 2 volumes reliés

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        Historia Del Memorable Sitio y Bloqueo De Barcelona y Heroica Defensa De Los Fueros y Privilegios De Cataluña En 1713 y 1714, Con Las Causas Del Levantamiento De Cataluña Contra Felipe V, y Consiguiente Proclamación Del Archiduque Carlos De Austria, (*).

      Luis Fiol y Gros, Barcelona 1871 - (*).abandono de éste, Tratado de Utrech, y demás pormenores, convenientemente detallados, hasta la definitiva instalación de los Borbones en España, después de vencidos los Valientes Catalanes. 752pp. - 2 hojas y 3 láminas = y = 684pp. - 2 hojas y 4 láminas. Muy buenos grabados al cobre. Encuadernacióndel siglo XX a medio pergamino y tela. ="Esta obra de Bruguera gana interés por contener multitud de documentos de primera mano." Palau 36284 Size: 2 Vols. En 4º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Einzug der Deutschen in Paris am 1. März 1871" originale Lithographie ca.42,5x58cm (Darstellung/image size) von Hartwich nach Kaiser auf Karton (58x69cm) unterhalb der Darstellung typographisch betitelt und bezeichnet; Werner Grosse Berlin 1871

      - Unterhalb der Darstellung von links nach rechts: Fürst Bismarck, Kronprinz von Sachsen, Herzog von Coburg-Gotha, Prinz Adalbert, Großherzog von Baden, Prinz Wilhelm von Württemberg, Kaiser Wilhelm, König von Württemberg, Prinz Luitpold von Bayern, Kriegsminister von Roon, Prinz Carl, Großherzog von Weimar, Prinz Albrecht, Graf von Moltke, General von der Tann, Kronprinz von Preußen. [Das dekorative wie seltene Blatt zu den Rändern hin teils braunfleckig und größenbedingt leicht knitterfaltig.]

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      Macmillan, UK 1871 - 27th Thousand 1871. Illustrated throughout by John Tenniel. Recently rebound in full leather calf with gilt tooling and raised bands. Book is very good++. Contents good with usage marks/thumbing to pages. More images can be taken upon request. Ref10946 Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Life and Resources in America

      No publisher stated, Washington, D.C. 1871 - From Japan's first ambassador to the United States, the 1871 1st edition of this very scarce pro-Western report, "for circulation in Japan". WARMLY INSCRIBED BY AMBASSADOR ARINORI MORI on the front blank endpaper and handsomely re-bound in a late 19th century 1/2 black leather over dark-brown bevelled boards. 4 raised bands, gilt-lettering along the spine. Tight and VG to VG+, with very light foxing at the preliminaries, a touch of scuffing to the spine and light wear to the outer hinges Thick octavo, marbled endpapers, engraved frontispiece of Ulysses S. Grant as well as 5 tipped-in albumen photographs. (In fact, the listing of this title in Howes [Howes M809] notes the frontispiece portrait of Grant but doesn't even mention the 5 albumen photographs). Ambassador Mori, famously, called for the adoption of English as Japan's national language and would ultimately pay with his life for such extreme pro-Western views, having been assassinated by Japanese ultra-nationalists in 1889. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        FAC-SIMILE OF THE BLACK-LETTER PRAYER-BOOK: Containing manuscript alterations and additions made in the year 1661, out of which was fairly written the Book of common prayer: subscribed, December 20, A.D. 1661, by the Convocations of Canterbury and York, and annexed to the Act of Uniformity, 13 & 14 Car. II., C. 4, A.D. 1662. (together with) FACSIMILE OF THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. Signed By Convocation December 20th, 1661, and Attached to the Act of Uniformity, 1662 (13 & 14 Charles 2. Cap. 4).

      London: Longman & Co., et al / Eyre & Spottiswoode et al, 1871 / 1891. First editions thus. Hardcover. First volume neatly rebacked preserving all original materials, front inner hinge starting, but heavy sewing tapes holding firm, some foxing to endpapers, text mostly unopened. Second volume: Moderate edgewear, mostly to spine ends and corners, some finger smudging to to title and intro pages, text unopened. (2 volumes). First volume: [11], [544] pp., folio (16 x 10.5 inches), contemporary dark brown cloth with blindstamped ornaments to boards, gilt spine title. Second volume: [7], 544, [16] pp.; folio (15 x 10.5 inches), bound in same style as first volume. First volume with presentation inscription by Lady Georgina Home-Drummond dated June 1913 and bookplate of George Stirling Home Drummond on front pastedown. Binder's ticket of James Truscott & Son, London on rear pastedown. Photo-lithographic facsimiles of the original 17th-century volumes. The first book represents a true facsimile of the "Booke of Common Prayer" printed by Robert Barker in 1636 and edited, corrected, and amended by bishops of the church in 1661 and approved by Convocation as the official text of the revised Book of Common Prayer. This book, with all the marginalia, notes, redactions, etc. was preserved in the House of Lords where it is generally known as "The Convocation Book." The second volume, published in 1891 as a companion to the foregoing, is a true facsimile of the fair copy manuscript that was prepared in 1661 from the "Convocation Book" and formally attached to the Act of Uniformity in 1662. This manuscript is generally referred to as the "Annexed Book" and was the textual source for the published 1662 edition of the Book of Common Prayer, the text which remains the official prayer book of the Church of England. (See Ratcliffe, Edward C. "The Booke of Common Prayer, its making and revisions mdxlix - mdclxi" p. 109-110).

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        Zoologischer Garten. Zum Benefice der jugendlichen Gebrüder Ernst und Robert Merkel. Letzte Gastvorstellung der weltberühmten amerikanischen Gymnastiker - Gesellschaft C. Merkel vom Alhambra - Theater und Cristal Palace in London.

      (München, 1871).Aus zwei Teilen zusammengesetztes Plakat. Mit rot gedrucktem typograph. Text. Blattgr.: 140 x 66 cm. Die aufgeführten Programmpunkte: Grande phantasie gymnastique aerienne, aufgeführt von Herrn Merkel, Mark und Gaupky. - The Aerial Leap. Die fliegenden Menschen. - Blondin`s Seilgang mit einem Sacke über den Kopf auf dem halbzöll. Drahtseile. - Velocipedfahrt in der Luft. ... ohne Anwendung einer Balancirstange. - - - Die amerikanische Gymnastiker - Gesellschaft von C. Merkel gastierte 1871 im Münchner Zoologischen Garten, damals am Rande des Englischen Gartens gelegen. In der Vorstellung war der Hochseilakrobat Blondin (eigentlich Jean François Gravelet; 1824 - 1897) mit seinem "Seilgang mit einem Sack über dem Kopf" zu sehen. Durch die erste Überquerung der Niagarafälle auf einem Seil 1859 war er weltberühmt geworden; 1863 hatte er schon einmal in München gastiert. Das Artistenlexikon von Otto vermerkt zu Merkel: "Luftgymnastiker, dann Circus - Direct., ehem. preuss Armeefeldwebel, geb. am 21. April 1839 in Quaritz bei Glogau.". - Mit kleineren Läsuren, sehr gutes Exemplar des großen Plakates! Bücher de

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        A First Reading Book in the Micmac Language


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        Visits to High Tartary Yarkand and Kashghar


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        DUALLA SCRIPTURES Joshua to Job


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        Seiyo Bunkenroku Heard and Seen in the West


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        The Descent of Man.

      London: John Murray, 1871. First edition, first issue of both volumes (with "transmitted" the first word on p. 297 in the first volume; in the second, the printer's note on the verso of the half-title, errata on title verso, and the postscript leaf after p. viii. Both volumes have the January ads). Octavo, two volumes, original green cloth. In near fine condition with light rubbing to the extremities, spine gilt quite bright. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. The book, in its first edition, contains two parts, the descent of man itself, and selection in relation to sex. The word 'evolution' occurs [Volume I, p. 2] for the first time in any of Darwin's works" (Freeman, 128-29). It also contains Darwin's important (and then controversial) statement that the extinct ancestors of Homo Sapiens would have been classified among the primates. "One of the ten most significant books ever written" (Sigmund Freud). Freeman 937; Garrison-Morton 170; Printing and the Mind of Man 169; Rieber 121.

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        Da Torino a Chambéry ossia le Valli della Dora Riparia e dell'Arc e la Galleria delle Alpi Cozie.

      Terza edizione. Con 30 incisioni e 4 tavole. Torino, Luigi Beuf, 1871, - in-16, pp. 154, (2), leg. del tempo m. pelle, tit. oro al dorso. Terza edizione, pubblicata nello stesso anno della prima, di questa rara, importantissima e fortunata guida storico-documentaria. E' corredata di 4 grandi tavole ripieg. f.t. (Carta della valle della Dora Riparia, Traforo del Fréjus, Pianta di Torino, Carta della valle dell'Arc) e 30 incisioni silografiche f.t., di cui 4 su doppia pag., con belle vedute di Susa, Sagra di S. Michele, Moncenisio, Modane, Bardonecchia, Saint-Michel, Lanslebourg, ecc. Dedicata a G. Medail, G. Sommeiller e S. Grattoni, ideatori e realizzatori del traforo del Fréjus, contiene ''Notizie topografiche, storiche e statistiche; Galleria delle Alpi Cozie; Itinerario da Torino a Chambéry ed escursioni alpine''. Non in ACL. Perret 1156, note: «Un guide sur la Maurienne et le Val de Suze, ainsi que sur Turin et le tunnel du Mont-Cenis». Manno V, 21097. Peyrot-Gilibert, Valle di Susa, 301. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Life and Resources in America

      Washington, D.C.: No publisher stated, 1871. 1/2 leather. Very Good. From Japan's first ambassador to the United States, the 1871 1st edition of this very scarce pro-Western report, "for circulation in Japan". WARMLY INSCRIBED BY AMBASSADOR ARINORI MORI on the front blank endpaper and handsomely re-bound in a late 19th century 1/2 black leather over dark-brown bevelled boards. 4 raised bands, gilt-lettering along the spine. Tight and VG to VG+, with very light foxing at the preliminaries, a touch of scuffing to the spine and light wear to the outer hinges Thick octavo, marbled endpapers, engraved frontispiece of Ulysses S. Grant as well as 5 tipped-in albumen photographs. (In fact, the listing of this title in Howes [Howes M809] notes the frontispiece portrait of Grant but doesn't even mention the 5 albumen photographs). Ambassador Mori, famously, called for the adoption of English as Japan's national language and would ultimately pay with his life for such extreme pro-Western views, having been assassinated by Japanese ultra-nationalists in 1889.

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        De ente supernaturali. Disputationes theologicae. Nova editio pluribus mendis expurgata. 6 Bände.

      Paris, L. Vivès, 1871-1872. 4°. Zus. ca. 3000 S., HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. etw. Rückenverg., goldgepr. Rückentitel u. dreiseitig marmor. Schnitt. Die Bände 5 u. 6 enthalten „Adversus Baium et Baianus ad disputationes de ente supernaturali appendix“; 1873 erschienen noch zwei weitere Bände mit dem Titel „De fide, spe et caritate [...]“. - Der Jesuit Joan Martinez de Ripalda wurde 1594 in Pamplona geboren und starb 1648 in Madrid. - Einbände beschabt u. etw. bestoßen. Vorderdeckeln m. Nummernschildchen. Mehrf. gestempelt. Schwach gebräunt, stockfleckig bzw. wasserrandig. - De Backer/S. V, 641, 1. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Martinez de Ripalda, De ente supernaturali. Disputationes theologicae, Spanien, Jesuiten

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        A history of the birds of Europe, including all the species inhabiting the western palaearctic region.

      London, published by the author, 1871-1896. 9 volumes (including the supplement). Large-4to (320 x 250mm). With 723 (721 handcoloured) lithographic plates. Contemporary half calf, with richly gilt spines, topedges gilt. A very large and beautifully bound, spotless copy, with the rare supplement of this monumental work on the European avifauna. The excellent drawings of the plates were executed chiefly by J.G. Keulemans, some other by J. Wolf and E. Neale. "Dresser's text is highly scientific, his aim being to give a comprehensive account of all the European birds. Each species mentioned in the text was illustrated... The usual 'Gouldian' formula is followed with most birds perched either on a branch or on the ground, fairly detailed foreground plants and terrain, a lightly sketched background, pale blue tinted sky. As the birds themselves, there is usually one per page for the larger species, two where it is necessary to show the difference in plumage between male and female, and an occasional chick or immature bird" (Jackson. Bird Illustrators, p. 94).//Anker 120; Nissen IVB, 267.

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        Considérations sur l'autoplastie en général et sur l'autoplastie labiale en particulier. Etude d'un nouveau procédé pour restauration des lèvres

      Imp. centrale du Midi, Montpellier 1871 - ____ Première édition. 4 planches hors-texte en lithographie illustrent les cas cliniques étudiés. L'auteur passe en revue les différents procédés opératoires et présente la nouvelle méthode ("franco-indienne") de restauration des lèvres du professeur Moutet. Thèse présentée à la Faculté de Montpellier en 1871. ___ First edition. This thesis devoted to plastic surgery is illustrated by 4 plates in lithography. ______ Format : In-4. Collation : 107 pp., 4 pl. Demi-chagrin brun, dos à nerfs, couvertures imprimées conservées. (Reliure moderne.). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Desperate Remedies. A Novel.

      Tinsley Brothers, London. 1871 - First edition. The author's first novel, published anonymously. Octavo. Three volumes: pp vi, 304; [vi], 291; vi, 274. Fine late 19th Century bindings by Stikeman & Co. of three-quarter red morocco with raised bands, gilt decoration, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. Bound with the half-titles. Original cloth bound in at the end of each respective volume. From the library of the prominent New York homeopathic doctor, John F. Talmage, with his armorial bookplate on the front pastedown of each volume.There is some discoloration to the last page of each volume caused by the bound-in cloth. Small stain to fore-edge of first volume. Near fine and attractively bound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Missa Solennis (Full Score)

      Leipzig: J. Schuberth & Co, 1871. 1871 or that era. Folio. Fair (Ex-lib., usual markings; heavy wear to extremities of boards; spine mostly gone; front and back boards detached but present; ffep and title pages detached and heavily chipped; main block secure and mostly in good condition but with brittle page edges). Tan paper over boards; Dark brown cloth at spine; 129 pp. comprised totally of a musical score. Oversize (15 x 21.5 inches) and heavy (7.5 pounds / 3.4 kilos). The mass was composed by Franz Liszt between 1855 and 1858 for the dedication of the new part of the cathedral at Esztergom, Hungary (by Archbishop Janos Scitovszky). Liszt conducted the work, and the organist was Alexander Winterberger. The dedication concert (the work's premiere) was on August 31, 1856. The reverberation time in the cathedral is 9 seconds (Wikipedia), creating the potential for an acoustic nightmare in performing a piece of this magnitude! The performance was attended by 4,000 guests, including Emperor Franz Joseph I and other imperial majesties of Austria-Hungary, ecclesiastical dignitaries, well-known musicians, and members of the press. After the premiere, Liszt (and others) continued to make various small changes and corrections to the original score. The first publication was in 1859, by the Imperial Printing House, Vienna, followed by subsequent editions and variations (piano reductions, etc.) by J. Schuberth (1871...), G. Schirmer (1909...), etc. This particular edition/volume contains NO individual parts (violin, flute, soprano, etc.) for actual performance but IS an actual, complete copy of the entire conductor's score, meaning that it includes all the orchestral, organ, vocal soloist (SATB), and choral (SATB) parts (with vocal text) all together for a conductor to use in rehearsal or performance. This edition was published by J. Schuberth & Co. (no date), likely in Leipzig (rather than New York or Philadelphia), as the names of the instruments are listed in German, and the price on the front cover is listed in Thaler, an old German/European coinage. The work is complete: Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei, with all parts readable, even where margins are chipped. An excellent copy for the conducting student, Liszt afficionado, musical researcher, or someone interested in Hungarian/Esztergom ecclesiastical history. (For an excellent article by Morten Solvik on Liszt's writing of this work, see this link from the American Symphony Orchestra's web site:

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        The North American Sylva; or, a description of the forest trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia. Translated from the French of F. Andrew Michaux with notes by J.J. Smith.

      - Philadelphia, WM. Rutter & Co., 1871. 3 volumes. Royal-8vo (265 x 170mm). With portrait of F.A. Michaux and 156 fine hand-coloured engravings after drawings by P.J. & H.J. Redouté. Contemporary brown half morocco, gilt lettered spines with 5 raised bands and blind stamped ornaments, gilt edges. (Together with:) NUTALL, T. The North American Sylva; or, description of the forest trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia, not described in the work of F.A. Michaux. Philadelphia, WM. Rutter & Co., 1871. 2 volumes. Royal-8vo. With 121 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates. Contemporary brown half morocco, gilt lettered spines with 5 raised bands and blind stamped ornaments, gilt edges. A fine and very clean uniformly bound copy. "F.A. Michaux followed his father's work on the oaks published in 1801 with 'Histoire des arbres' (3 vols., 1810) later published in English through the encouragement of Maclure, and much later considerably enlarged by Nuttall" (Ewan). The first English edition was published in Paris 1817-19 to be followed by many editions, the work of Nuttall was first incorporated in Michaux's work in the 1841-42 edition."François André Michaux, born in 1770, accompanied his father to the United States in 1785 and was primary responsible for the management of the nursery that was established near Charleston, S.C. In 1790 he returned to France, where he studied medicine and took part in the French Revolution. He went back to the United States in 1801 to collect trees for the French government. He explored the eastern and mid-western portions of the country and returned finally to France in 1809" (Phail). The excellent plates were drawn by the Redouté brothers, Pierre Joseph and Henri Joseph, along with Pancrase Bessa. Plates 30 and 31 of the first volume by Nutall were never published.Stafleu & Cowan 5966 & 6930. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A history of the birds of Europe, including all the species inhabiting the western palaearctic region.

      - London, published by the author, 1871-1896. 9 volumes (including the supplement). Large-4to (320 x 250mm). With 723 (721 handcoloured) lithographic plates. Contemporary half calf, with richly gilt spines, topedges gilt. A very large and beautifully bound, spotless copy, with the rare supplement of this monumental work on the European avifauna. The excellent drawings of the plates were executed chiefly by J.G. Keulemans, some other by J. Wolf and E. Neale. "Dresser's text is highly scientific, his aim being to give a comprehensive account of all the European birds. Each species mentioned in the text was illustrated. The usual 'Gouldian' formula is followed with most birds perched either on a branch or on the ground, fairly detailed foreground plants and terrain, a lightly sketched background, pale blue tinted sky. As the birds themselves, there is usually one per page for the larger species, two where it is necessary to show the difference in plumage between male and female, and an occasional chick or immature bird" (Jackson. Bird Illustrators, p. 94).Anker 120; Nissen IVB, 267. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Descent of Man, and selection in relation to sex

      John Murray, London 1871 - Two volumes Bound in original green cloth with blind-stamped border and central panel. On the spine, gilt roll at head- and tail-piece, with title, author and volume gilt. Black end-papers. Ownership stamp of Canon H.P. Liddon on front blank of both volumes. The current item may be regarded as a significant document in one of the most consequential debates in Western thought: that of the role of science within religion. Liddon’s reclamation of Darwin in his "Famous Sermon", delivered at St. Paul’s Cathedral three days after Darwin’s death, was a project that had perhaps begun a decade prior while reading this copy of the Descent. Freeman 937, Garrison-Morton 170, Norman 599. Octavo (7 1/2" x 4 15/16", 190mm x 125mm) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Roman Emperor AD 41 - Alma-Tadema.

      A ROMAN EMPEROR AD 41Ets vervaardigd door Paul Rajon naar het schilderij (Opus LXXXVIII uit 1871) van Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Later met de hand gekleurd. H x B: 21 x 44,3 cm.Hier legt Alma-Tadema een belangrijke gebeurtenis vast uit de Romeinse politieke geschiedenis: de proclamatie van Claudius tot keizer na de moord op zijn neef, de corrupte Calligula. In plaats van traditionele Romeinse heldhaftigheid te benadrukken toont Alma-Tadema een grotestke Claudius, die zich verschult achter een gordijn terwijl de Pretoriaanse lijfwacht nadert.Ook de compositie ondermijnt de conventies van de traditionele historieschilderkunst. In het midden van het tafereel, op de plek die gewoonlijk werd ingenomen door de Romeinse held, liggen de lijken van Caligula en zijn bondgenoten schaamteloos op de grond, terwijl de handeling is verplaatst naar de rand van het werk. Links dringt een onstuimige groep gewapende bewakers en nieuwsgierige vrouwen de kamer binnen; een figuur houdt een aantal kostbare voorwerpen vastgeklemd, in de tumult geplunderd uit het paleis. In deze corrupte wereld is niet het heroïsche individu, maar de meedogenloze Pretoriaanse lijfwacht die de macht uitoefent in het Romeinse Rijk. De New York Times schrijft in december 1882: de voorstelling belichaamt het begin van het eind van het Romeinse Rijk, het moment van overgang van vitaliteit naar decadentie; dit was de eerste keer dat een keizer werd gekozen door het leger in plaats van door de senaat. Op de achterwand zien we een fresco dat de slag bij Attcum voorstelt, het memoreert aan de moed van het Romeinse verleden; de abrubte afsnijding aan de bovenkant suggereert echter dat deze herinnering niet relevant is binnen het huidige vertoon van brute kracht. Het marmeren beeld van Augustus in het midden speelt een vergelijkbare rol: zijn gebeeldhouwde gelaatstrekken zijn de enige op het schilderij die de waardigheid van een Romeinse held uitstralen?maar zijn sokkel is besmeurd met bloed. Augustus" wereld van Romeins heldendom is vervangen door wereld van geweld temidden van buitensporige luxe, aangeduid met het overdadige paleisinterieur.Prijs: € 1.250,- (incl. lijst).

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      E & F N SPON, LONDON 1871 - An extremely significant book - being the first account of the Festiniog Railway and the first book to advocate narrow gauge railways, based on the author's major role in the conversion of the Festiniog Railway to steam traction on the 2ft gauge in 1863. The book takes the form of papers presented by Spooner to various organisations plus other descriptions of the Festiniog and its locomotives, especially the double Fairlies. Interestingly Spooner considers 2ft to be too narrow and suggests slightly wider gauges.vii+128pp with foldout map of the Festiniog Railway and many other folding plates, including drawings of rolling stock. Contents VG, a few pencil markings (removeable), a little spotting to edges, but all plates/fold outs clean and undamaged Original decorative brown cloth, a little bumped on corners, 2" split to top rear hinge of spine but binding still tight. Extremely rare. (Ottley 2256). Size: Large 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fors Clavigera Letters to the Workmen and Labourers of Great Britain (8 volumes) + Ariadne Florentina in similar binding

      London: George Allen, 1871. First. VG, binding quite nice, Scattered light foxing in spots, but not prevalent. A very appealing set with Byrdcliffe bookplates. Full calf leather with 6 raised bands and dark leather labels with author, title and date applied. Marbled endpapers. All bound similar and signed Ramage. 9 volumes, 6 with small "Byrdcliffe" bookplate inside front cover. Flors Clavigera described as follows: 8 bound volumes with NO Index volume. The books were printed between 1871 and 1884. Ariadne Florentina described as follows: Published in 1876. Numerous plates within. Lecture I: The Art of Engraving; II The Relation of Engraving to Other Arts in Florence; III The Technics of Wood and Engraving; IV The Technics of Metal Engraving; V Design in the German Schools of Engraving (Holbein and Durer); VI Design in the Florentine Schools of Engraving (Sandro Botticell). As lovelly as this set of books is, it is further enhanced with the bookplate of Byrdcliffe being present in 6 of the 9 volumes. Byrdcliffe was the Utopian Arts and Crafts Community in Woodstock, NY founded by Ralph Radcliffe Whitehead at the turn of the 20th Century. This set was in the comunity reference library there, and represents an incredible link between Ruskin, Whitehead and the American Arts and Crafts Movement. The Binder, John Ramage, was born in London in 1836. When Ramage came out of his apprenticeship in 1856, he took the unusual step for an English binder of going to Paris and working under Lortic, one of the leading French binders of the day. In 1860 Ramage returned to Britain and purchased the Edinburgh business of Alexander Banks Jnr, stating in the 1861 census returns that he employed 8 men, 3 boys, 6 women and 1 girl. Three years later he moved his business to London, where there was more work. He moved to larger premises in Warwick Lane in 1870, and from there he went to Warwick Square and in 1891 to Creed Lane. He died in 1911.

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        Kooloo – Lahoul – Chumba:

      1871-3. an album of over 50 watercolour sketches taken in the Lower Himalayan regions of the Punjab, present-day Himachal Pradesh. Folio album (375 × 515 mm). Contemporary dark green half morocco, mid-green morocco-grained cloth, for R. Ackermann, Regent Street, matching patch label, lettered as above to the front board, low bands to the spine with broad gilt rules, paired thick and thin gilt rules to spine and corner edges. 53 finished watercolours & 1 pencil drawing mounted rectos only on light card mounting leaves within inked line borders; 29 of the watercolours measure approximately 250 x 350 mm, and 17 around 170 x 250 mm, with the remaining 7 in marginally smaller or larger formats. The majority are captioned in the image in pencil or colour, all have detailed ink captioning on the mounting leaves. A further 6 watercolours have been loosely inserted A little rubbed and scuffed, corners through, some minor stripping, leaves lightly browned and slightly rippled, some minor marginal soot-smutting towards the front, the watercolours all in excellent condition, overall very good. Superbly vivid pictorial record of travels through the Himalayan regions of the Punjab, now the state of Himachal Pradesh. Harcourt's journey took him from present-day Kullu to Killar between the 2 to the 30 of September 1871; he then later visited to the hill station of Dalhousie between June and October 1873, with images of excursions to the Beas Valley and Rohtang Pass, to Gondla west of Dalhousie, taking in the village of Kugti in the Chamba District in September 1873. The sketches are immediate and detailed, if impressionistic, suggesting that they were taken with the intention of working them up as more highly finished images later, together they convey a telling impression of the rugged, mountainous scenery of this Himalayan region, many of them also showing built structures, native houses, villages, and temples, and the numerous precipitously gorge-spanning "joola" rope suspension bridges. The watercolours are unsigned, but have been firmly attributed to Alfred Frederick Pollock Harcourt (1836-1910). Captain A.F.P. Harcourt was Assistant Commissioner in the Punjab from April 1869 to March 1871. He "served in India from 1855 to 1889 Â… was with the 30th Native Infantry when they mutinied in 1857 and in 1858 took part in the relief of Lucknow. For a short spell he served with the Oudh police, joining the 44th Native Infantry in 1861 and the 4th Sikh Infantry in 1862. In the same year he was transferred to the Bengal Staff Corps and for the remainder of his service worked as a civil officer in the Punjab. During the next twenty-seven years he was posted to Rawalpindi, Dera Ismail Khan, Delhi, Jullundur, Kangra, Karnal, Hoshiarpur, Jhang, Gurdaspur, Lahore, Montgomery and Rohtak. He clearly delighted in the Punjab Hills, especially Kullu, where he was posted in 1869 and where he found scope for painting landscapes and the local people" (British Library, India Office Select Materials). He "was the first person to take note of the architectural grandeur of the temples in the Kullu Valley. He classified the temples of Kullu Valley in four architectural categories" (Mian Goverdhan Singh: Wooden temples of Himachal Pradesh. New Delhi, 1999, p. 60). In 1871 Harcourt published an account of the region, The Himalayan districts of Kooloo, Lahoul, and Spiti, the book was illustrated with just four lithographs from his drawings of local people. The four drawings used for the book are held in the British Library's India Office Collection, part of their collection of 545 drawings by Harcourt executed between 1861 and 1889. A comparison of the watercolours in the present album with the digitised images of Harcourt's work in the British Library collection show similarities of style, palette, the manner in which the sketches are captioned and dated, and in the handwriting of the captions itself. The album, which would have been compiled after Harcourt returned to England in 1889, fills chronological lacunae in the British Library holdings among which there is just a single image dating from 1871, and only seven dating from February and October 1873. Present here are 39 watercolours dated between 2 and 30 September 1871, representing a kind of "visual diary" of a journey up the Kullu Valley - the Beas River, the Hyphasis of the Greeks, easternmost extent of Alexander's conquests, where he faced mutiny and turned back - from Kullu past Naggar and Palchan, then across the Rohtang Pass, which provides a sort of natural divide between the humid Kullu Valley with a primarily Hindu culture to the south, and the Buddhist culture of the arid high-altitude Lahaul and Spiti valleys in the north - Bhag and Chenab Rivers - to Khoksar, Sissu and Thoran, and across the Sach Pass to Killar. After resigning his commission in the Punjab in March 1871, Harcourt journeyed into the Himalayas in the late summer. Among the better-known localities depicted is Triloknath, sacred to both Buddhists and Hindus, site of the sixteenth-century temple built by Sultan Devi, queen of Raja Ajbar Sen, 1st raja of Mandi, one of the oldest temples in the region, and renowned for its image of Shiva as the three-faced Triloknath - Lord of the Three Worlds. The 15 watercolours which date from June, September and October 1873 include views of the Rohtang Pass and Ghondla, as well as several views of Dalhousie and Chamba. The latest watercolour in the album is of Dalhousie, and is dated October 1873. These were most likely executed on a second visit to the region by Harcourt, presumably while on leave. We know that in late October Harcourt was again travelling to the south of Kullu, as is evidenced by one of the watercolours in the British Library, 'Bullock carts; their drivers sleeping beneath them, Sakrah (Punjab)', dated 26 October 1873. This refers to the small village of Sakra in Mandi district. There are a further 6 watercolours loosely inserted into the album, 4 of them clearly by Harcourt. A very large landscape - 508 × 358 mm, which identifies the proportions of the sketches mounted in the album as being half- and quarter-sheet - titled on the back in ochre crayon "India - Himalaya"; two smaller - half-sheet - landscapes, one identified in pencil in the lower corner as Juggatsookh, or Jagatsukh, onetime capital of Kullu, and on the back in crayon "India - falling rocks", the other showing "Flights of steps on the way between Sach and Kilar Sept. 28th", showing a steepling "staircase" ascending the side of the pass, again captioned "India - Himalaya" verso. The last of the Harcourt images is again a half-sheet, and shows a mounted Indian cameleer, indistinctly captioned ?"17th Jan". The two remaining images are identified verso in Harcourt's hand as being the work of "C. Wyndham", done in 1852 and presented to Harcourt in 1883. Wyndham was Maj. Charles Wyndham (1827-1908), of the 9th Bengal Light Cavalry, the illegitimate son of Col. Charles Wyndham (1796-1866), 7th Hussars, himself the illegitimate son of George O'Brien Wyndham, 3rd earl of Egremont. The first, captioned in ink verso "Coming through the snow, May 17th 1852" (199 × 245 mm), shows a thrilling scene of Capt. Wyndham and his wife being assisted by bearers along a heavily drifted pass. The other (196 × 284 mm), ink caption verso "Breakfast place", shows Mrs. Wyndham in a tent on a wooded slope, attended by her servant, together with a sensitive portrait of the servant "Madoo Sing of Khursalee [Kursalee near Simla]", carrying her parasol, dated "June 1st 1852". The BL's collection of Harcourt's work was donated by Duncan Grant, Harcourt being Grant's mother's cousin's uncle, of whom she was very fond. "Harcourt married Georgiana Willis, first cousin of Ethel McNeil, the mother of Duncan Grant. Early in life Miss McNeil became an orphan and lived with the Harcourts in India for some years before marrying Bartle Grant of the 8th Hussars" (BLIOSM). The direct provenance of the present album is to Marjorie Timbs, née Heather, a school teacher from Sussex who emigrated to Australia after the death of her husband to be near her remaining family, and left it to her nephew. We have been unable to trace a link between Grant and Marjorie, beyond the presence of both in Sussex. A highly appealing, and previously unrecorded, personal record of the foothills of the Himalayas in the mid-nineteenth century. A full listing of the captions and dimensions of the watercolours is available on request.

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      PARMA: DALLA TIPOGRAFIA EDITRICE DI PIETRO GRAZIOLI, 1871. In 8. Dim. 21x14,5 cm. Pp. 135+(1)+VI tavole. Rarissima prima edizione del 1871 di questo trattato elementare di scherma del celebre maestro mantovano Cesare Enrichetti. Praticante alla sala del Marchionni, fu allievo del maestro bolognese Zangheri che tenne scuola a Firenze tra il 1848 e il 1860 circa. Enrichetti diresse a Modena una delle prime scuole militari del Regno. Parte introduttiva all'inizio: vantaggi della scherma sugli altri esercizi ginnastici, Fisiologia ed igiene sulla scherma, della spada, qualità per diventare un maestro di scherma, sala di scherma, norme che devono seguire gli schermitori, modo di difendersi, delle accademie di scherma e delle norme, definizione dei termini teorici e frasi usate nella scherma ecc... Regole e tecniche nella seconda parte. Alla fine del volume sono presenti sei planches. Rarissimo, solo un esemplare censito su ICCU. In buone condizioni e completo. Copertina in mezza pelle con titolo e decorazioni in oro al dorso in buone condizioni generali con lievi usure ai margini e dorso. Segni di tarlo al dorso. Legatura in buone condizioni. All'interno le pagine si presentano in buone condizioni con fioriture e bruniture. Piccolissimi segni di tarlo al margine superiore delle prime quattro pagine. Very scarce first edition of 1871 of this elementary treaty of fencing by the famous teacher form Mantova Cesare Enrichetti. Student in the room of Marchionni, was student of the teacher from Bologna Zangheri who directed a school in Florence between 1848 and 1860 circa. Enrichetti directed in Modena one of the first military schools of the Reign. Introductive part at the beginning: advantages of fencing on other gymnastic exercises, Physiology and hygiene of fencing, sword, qualities to become a teacher of fencing, fencing room, rules of fencers, techniques of defence, academies of fencing and rules, definition of words used in fencing etc... Rules and techninques in the second part. At the end of the volume there are six planches. Very scarce copy, only one copy found on ICCU. In good conditions and complete. Half leather cover with golden title and decorations in the spine in good general conditions slightly worn in the edges and spine. Wormings in the spine. Binding in good conditions. Inside pages are in good conditions with foxings and yellowings. Little worming in the upper edge of the first four pages.

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        Le Fer Rouge. Nouveaux châtiments.

      - France et Belgique (Bruxelles), Chez Tous les Librairies (Poulet-Malassis ; Imprimerie J. H. Briard), 1871; grand in-8, 83 pp . + 1, demi-percaline grise à la Bradel de l'époque, pièce de titre de basane rouge, fleuron doré au dos, date et lieu en pied, couvertures et dos conservés. Vicaire III, 1002. Oberlé 878. Exteens 475. Édition originale dédiée à Auguste Vacquerie, un des rares exemplaires sur Hollande, avec le frontispice en deux états. "C'est un cycle de poèmes républicains et patriotes inspirés par la guerre et la défaite. Cette plaquette avait pour titre primitif La Mouche et le Coche. Poulet-Malassis y substitua de son autorité celui de Fer Rouge. Outre l'édition ordinaire de format in-12 datée soit 1870 soit 1871, Malassis fit une édition de luxe, sur un grand format in-8, tirée à petit nombre soit sur Hollande soit sur Chine. Ces exemplaires contiennent une eau-forte originale de Félicien Rops, en 2 états, noir et rouge. Elle représente "Napoléon III et Bazaine dans les bras l'un de l'autre sur un pilori au poteau duquel se lisent les noms : Sedan, Metz et que surmonte le coq Gaulois ; des mains sortant des nuées les marquent aux épaules des initiales R. F. ; la plate-forme du pilori est le dessus d'une cage où l'aigle déplumé de l'Empire achève de ronger des crânes humains" (bibliothèque de Glatigny)" (Oberlé). Bel exemplaire malgré quelques rousseurs cantonnées sur peu de feuillets. 1871 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      2 vols. London: John Murray, 1871. 2 vols., 8vo, viii, 423 [1]; 16 (Murray's advertisements, dated January 1871); viii [ii] 475 [1] 16 (Murray's advertisements, dated January 1871)pp., with numerous wood-engraved illustrations in the text. Original green cloth lettered in gilt, slight rubbing to tips, library stamps in red at front and back of both vols., upper hinge of vol. 2 with signs of minimal repair, one signature in vol. 2 springing. An attractive set with minimal ex-library damage. First Edition, first issue, with the publisher's ads dated January 1871 present in both volumes, the first word is "Transmitted" on page 297 in Volume I (changed to "When" in later editions), and the errata on the verso of the title leaf of Volume II with seventeen errata lines for Volume I, eight lines for Volume II. This set was deaccessioned by Lehigh University and later sold by John Howell-Books (with their notes in the back of vol. I). A landmark book in the history of science, most notably for the use of the word “evolution” by Darwin for the first time (vol. I, page 2). Also Darwin’s famous speculation appears in print for the first time: “"In each great region of the world the living mammals are closely related to the extinct species of the same region. It is therefore probable that Africa was formerly inhabited by extinct apes closely allied to the gorilla and chimpanzee; and as these two species are now man’s nearest allies, it is somewhat more probable that our early progenitors lived on the African continent than elsewhere "(Vol. 1, p. 199). Freeman 937. Garrison-Morton 170. Norman 599.

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        1871 Wisden : Rebound without Covers

      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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      - MACDONALD,GEORGE. AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND. NY: George Routledge & Sons 1871. 8vo (5 1/4 x 7 1/8"), blue cloth stamped in gold and black, all edges gilt, 378p., chip at head of spine, binding lightly rubbed with slight lean and corner bump, really a nice bright VG+ copy. 1st American edition, printed from British sheets with the same dates on both title pages, this is one of a few copies sent to the U.S. to secure copyright. The story was serialized beginning in 1868 in a children's magazine Good Words For The Young. It is a fantasy adventure about a young boy named Diamond who flies to another country on the back of the lady North Wind. Illustrated by ARTHUR HUGHES with many detailed line illustrations throughout the text. Considered a masterpiece of children's literature, this first edition is quite scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      VIVES LUDOVIC 1871 - R320084008: 330 + 600 + 453 + 409 pages - Texte sur 2 colonnes - Auteur, titre, ornements, fleirons et filets dorés au dos - Dos en cuir vert - Plats et contre-plats jaspés - 1 etiquette collée en coiffe en pied en volume 1 et 3 - Dernier volume abimé sur le 2eme plat - - Coins émoussés. 2 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES - OUVRAGES EN LATIN In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Coins frottés. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 470-Langues italiques. Latin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Curée

      1871 - Paris, A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Cie, 1871. 120 x 190 mm, 360 pp. Reliure de l'époque signée Pierson, plein percaline bordeaux à la Bradel, dos lisse orné de lets et d'un euron doré, pièce de titre noire. Rares piqures. EDITION ORIGINALE qui ne connut pas de tirage en grands papiers. Deuxième voulume de la série des Rougon-Maquart."Dans l?histoire naturelle et sociale d?une famille sous le second Empire, La Curée est la note de l?or et de la chair. L?artiste en moi se refusait à faire de l?ombre sur cet éclat de la vie à outrance qui a éclairé tout le règne d?un jour suspect de mauvais lieu. Un point de l?histoire que j?ai entreprise en serait resté obscur." (préface). Charmant exemplaire relié à l'époque en pleine percaline par Henry Joseph Pierson.

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        Sir Isaac Newton's Principia reprinted for Sir William Thomson and Hugh Blackburn.

      Glasgow: Robert MacLehose, for James MacLehose, publisher to the University,, 1871. Quarto (242 × 172 mm) in eights. Contemporary prize binding for Aberdeen University of full calf skilfully rebacked with the original decorative gilt spine laid-down, pale brown label, gilt roll tool border on sides, gilt supralibros of the University on front cover, marbled edges. Facsimile title of the third edition printed in red and black, diagrams in the text; text in Latin. Prize label (dated 1880) inserted before half-title A very good clean copy in a prize binding. First of this edition. In a prefatory notice, the editors explain that, "Finding all the Editions of the Principia are now out of print, we have been induced to reprint Newton's last Edition [i.e. the third] without note or comment, only introducing the 'Corrigenda' of the old copy and correcting typographical errors".

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