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        Photographs from Original Sketches.

      . 1871 - 31 mounted photographs on card, with wide margins. One card foxed, otherwise in good clean condition, with just some slight dustiness to the outer edges of some cards. Original dark green half morocco portfolio, gilt lettered on the upper cover. Head and tail of the spine neatly repaired, some rubbing to the spine and corners. folio. c1871. The sketches are dated 1856-1869, and this copy collates with that in the V & A. Museum, also with 31 photographs. In April 1871 the following article appeared in the Manchester Guardian. "Honours To A Manchester Artist, - We have repeatedly alluded with great pleasure to the beautiful drawings in pencil and pen and ink by Mr. Warwick Brookes of this City, of single figures and groups of children. They have been seen at various local exhibitions. Recently Mr. Gladstone saw some of these drawings at the residence of Sir Walter James, and borrowed them to show to the Princess Louise. The Princess, who is known to be an accomplished amateur artist, showed them to the Queen, who expressed a desire to purchase some of Mr. Brookes's drawings. Her Majesty has selected four, and characterized them as 'really charming'. The Queen has also without solicitation, directed that Mr. Warwick Brookes's name should be added to the Civil List for the amount of £100 per annum. Portfolios of photographs from his sketches have also been purchased for The Royal Academy and for The South Kensington Museum. We are glad that our able and modest fellow-citizen is being thus appreciated." In a letter from Warwick Brookes, artist, dated 8th April 1871, written in the third person to a Miss Ida Rawlins, (who it appears had written to Brookes to request his autograph), Brookes explains that he is not the only Warwick Brookes in the district, but he has a nephew, also Warwick Brookes who "is a photographer, but not much of an artist." It is most probably this nephew who took the photographs for the production of these portfolios. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Spelman Books ABA, PBFA. (est 1948)]
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        1901 Constantin Uhde Braunschweig Skizzenbücher Architekt Maler signiert

      Graphik 1871. Formate der beiden Skizzenbücher 1900/01: ca. 23 x 14,5 cm (Bücher 11287) Vier Original Skizzenbücher von Constantin Uhde (1836-1905) aus den jahren 1871 (Ramsau); 1876 (Davos) und 1877 (Schweiz u.a.); 1900 und 1901 Formate der Skizzenbücher von 1871 und 1876/77: ca. 30 x 24 cm Formate der beiden Skizzenbücher 1900/01: ca. 23 x 14,5 cm beiliegt ein Bronze-Relief mit dem Portrait von Constantin Uhde von ca. 1880 (signiert Elster) - Durchmesser ca. 15 cm die vier Skizzenbücher enthalten zusammen 28 Aquarelle und 44 Bleistiftzeichnungen Abgebildet sind u.a. Ramsau (mehrfach), Gegend um Blankenburg, Davos, Pilatus, Behndorf, Hämmerlinghornalm, Gegend um Hirschbichl, Mittereis, Blaueis am Steinberg (Ramsau), Litzenalm (2),  Gegenden um Bad Ratzes (mehrfach), Sedan Weisshorn-Radein, Radein (mehrfach), Heustrich, Kienthal (2), Adelboden (mehrfach) sowie einige unbenannte Skizzen sowie auch einige architektonische Skizzen und Berechnungen   Constantin Uhde war Architekt und Hochschullehrer in Braunschweig. Er studierte von 1854 bis 1857 Bauwissenschaften am Collegium Carolinum. Von 1865 bis 1901 dozierte Uhde am Collegium Carolinum, ab 1871 als Professor für Antike Baukunst. Er unternahm Studienreisen u.a. zu den Weltausstellungen in Paris (1867) und Wien (1873), nach Italien (1869, 1872, 1878, 1883 und 1886), England (1859, 1887), Schottland und Irland (1890/1891) und auf die Iberische Halbinsel (1888/1889). 1877 war er Gründungsmitglied des Braunschweiger Kunstgewerbevereins, und  von 1884 bis 1903 dessen Vorsitzender. 1881 war Uhde eines der Gründungsmitglieder des Feuchten Pinsels, eines Stammtisches, der Künstler und Kunstinteressierte in Braunschweig zusammenbrachte. Uhde reiste 1893 im Auftrag des Deutschen Reichs zur Weltausstellung nach Chicago und wurde im selben Jahr zum Geheimen Hofrat ernannt. 1898 wurde ihm für seine Verdienste das Kommandeurkreuz 2. Klasse des Ordens Heinrichs des Löwen verliehen. Als Architekt war er stark von Gottfried Semper beeinflusst. Seine Bauten finden sich fast ausschließlich in Braunschweig. Er entwarf über 90 Bauwerke und hat so das Strassenbild von Braunschweig entscheidend mitgeprägt. Eine Auswahl seiner Bauwerke: die Synagoge (1873); Villa Rimpau (1881); TU Braunschweig (1877); Haus zur Sonne (1885); Bankhaus Löbbecke (1892); Neubau des Collegium Carolinum (1877); Clausbruchsche Villa (1889); Synagoge in der Lessingstrasse in Wolfenbüttel (1893) usw. Uhde verfasste auch mehrere Architektur-Bücher.   seltenes Konvolut die Blätter der beiden großformatigen Skizzenbücher sind lose bzw. gelockert, Einbände etwas berieben Original! - Kein Nachdruck! - Keine Kopie! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Völkel]
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        Sammelband mit 41 Programmzetteln des Königlich Niederländischen Circus Oscar Carré für ein Gastspiel in München.

      München, Vogt 19. Juli - 28. August 1871.. HLwd. d. Zt. 29 x 14,5 cm. Komplette tägliche Folge des Gastspiels des niederländischen Unternehmens von Oskar Carré (1846-1911), Sohn des Carl Theodor Wilhelm Carré (1817-79) und der berühmten Kunstreiterin Käthchen Gärtner. Nach dem Tode Oskars wurde der Circus aufgelöst und die Restbestände an Sarrasani verkauft. - Zum Schluss eingebunden "Des Zettelträgers Abschied", ein launiges Gedicht der "dankbar ergebenen Zettelträger" über die Widrigkeiten des Austragends der Programme aber auch für den Empfang von Trinkgeld. Gefaltet, auf grünem Papier gedruckt. - Ein Programmzettel des Circus Wulff zwischengebunden.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Essai de Commentaire des Fragments Cosmogoniques de Bérose : d'après les Textes cunéiformes et les Monuments de l'art Asiatique.

      Maisonneuve et Ce., Paris 1871 - Number 102 of only 200 copies. Bibliographic note to front fly. Quarter cloth to marbled boards. A nice, clean, tight copy. ; 8vo ; 576 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Old Florida Bookshop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA]
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        Suggestions for a more systematic collection & record of strategical and topographical information, and for the better education of officers of the Army in this branch of military knowledge.

      Gibraltar: Garrison Library Printing Establishment. 1871. 8vo., 14 + (2)pp., including the final blank, recently well bound in linen-backed marbled boards lettered. A very good copy. First and only edition: very rare. Not in BL and no copy located by COPAC or OCLC. This appears to be a significant report, by the Assistant Adjutant General in Gibraltar, on inadequate military intelligence gathering, collating and storing, with recommendations for its improvement. The general apathy meant that Army officers had to obtain military maps and reports themselves, and had no ready means to access background intelligence about countries with which this country was, or might be, involved. The deficiency in military intelligence had been illustrated in the lack of preparedness for the recent campaigns in the Crimea and Abyssinia. Bellairs suggests that an 'Intelligence Branch' of the War Office should be established to collate and have available 'all military maps, books or reports, giving strategical and topographical information on any> country', and with the duty of 'drawing up a précis concerning each country; which should contain under different heads, carefully classified, all the information procurable on the principal points on which a military report should treat, supplemented by plans and sketches'. Moreover, he adds that each précis 'should be revised from time to time as fresh matter came in'. Additional intelligence should be gathered not only from British embassies and consulates abroad, but also through Army officers placed in charge of an 'Intelligence Branch' in each district, 'in correspondence with the Head of that branch at the War Office'. In addition, Bellairs recommends that information should be gathered from sportsmen and English travellers abroad who 'frequently travel in foreign countries, and penetrate into remote and but little known regions'. they would first require, however, 'a little previous education on the various points they should notice', training which could be supplied by the Garrison Instructor. Leave for officers to travel abroad should therefore be allowed and indeed encouraged. It was clearly in the public interest. Bellairs concludes his paper with recommendations on central organisation. The Intelligence Branch at the War Office in London would sit alongside a 'Geographical Branch', a 'Statistical-Historical Branch' and a 'Topographical Branch', 'all more or less en rapport with each other'. In fact a rudimentary Department of Topography and Statistics had been formed by a Major Thomas Best Jervis, previously of the Bombay Engineer Corps, in 1854 in the early stages of the Crimean War. The first military Intelligence Corps in the modern sense was not to be formed until August 1914.

      [Bookseller: John Drury Rare Books]
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        Eigenhändiges Albumblatt mit Signatur.

      Wien, 6.1.1871. - circa 16,5 x 21,3 cm. 1 Blatt verso weiss (kleine Numerierung "39") Schönes Albumblatt, wohl für ein Stammbuch. Zitiert das Epigramm Nr. 1845: „Der erste Stoff kommt aus Gottes Hand, Draus spinnt seine Fäden der Verstand, Doch soll das Gespinst dir Nutzen geben, Muß neu das Gemüth es zum Stoffe weben." Unten links datiert

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        Views in Upper Egypt.

      London: W. Mansell,, 1871-2. Landscape quarto (260 × 50 mm). Brown contemporary morocco over bevelled boards, title in gilt to the front board within a broad panel in blind, the same panel to the lower board, paired bands to the spine, broad gilt roll to each, panels in blind to the compartments with quatrefoil centre-tool, all edges gilt, zig-zag rollgilt to the turn-ins, white moiré effect endpapers. 58 original albumen prints (157 ×205 mm), photographer's numbering in the negative, images mounted rectos only on linen-hinged card leaves. The album a little rubbed, some judicious restoration at the extremities; variable, but mainly light, foxing of the mounting leaves, some marginal fading of the prints, one or two a little spotted, overall very good, the majority with excellent contrast and tonal range. Attractive album of archaeological images from Egypt taken by one of Francis Frith's closest associates. The album contains a wonderful selection of Good's archaeological views including Heliopolis, Abu Simbel, Karnak, Luxor, Philae, with the party's dahabieh moored at the island, and the Memnomium at Thebes. Albums concentrating solely on Good's work are decidedly uncommon. Frank Mason Good (1839 - 1928) was born in Deal, Kent, the son of a chemist and druggist, which "probably explains his skill in the manipulation of chemicals" (Lazard p.47). He first travelled to Egypt as Francis Frith's assistant in late 1857. Subsequently he made four photographic tours of the Middle East on his own behalf. His first trip was made in 1866-7, taking in Greece Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Alexandria, Suez and Petra, a series of his views being published by Frith who had essentially underwritten the trip. The second trip was to Egypt during 1868-9, "from Alexandria to Abu Simbel on the second cataract Â… between these two places, Good photographed about everything of interest" (p.48); and the third in the Winter of 1871-2 included Egypt, Constantinople and Malta - "the Egyptian part being a repetition of the 1868 tour" - from which expedition this selection dates; evidenced by the presence here of an image of the great temple at Abu Simbel showing the facade following Mariette's clearance operations of 1869 (Lazard p.49). During his fourth and final tour of 1875 he visited Palestine, Syria and Lebanon. Good joined the Photographic Society in 1864, in 1880 serving as a judge of its annual exhibition. He is probably best known for his Near Eastern stereograph series, but it is very likely that many notable images of the region from the 60s and 70s previously credited to Frith, should in fact be attributed to Good (see Phoenix,"Preparing an Acquisition Report for the Portfolio, F. Frith's Photo-Pictures of the Lands of the Bible Illustrated by Scripture Words", Ryerson University, theses and dissertations. Paper 1181, 2008); and Lazard is certainly correct in his "conviction Â… that Good was an outstanding 'landscapist', acclaimed by his contemporaries" but sadly "afterwards, for reasons I do not understand, completely forgotten by the photohistorians of today" (p.46). Gift inscription to the verso of the front free endpaper, "Wm. Irving Page from his friend A.M. Sandbach, 1873". The recipient Walter Page, (1840-1904), sometime house surgeon at St. George's, was a respected astronomer, a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and of the RGS, who was "fond of travelling and had visited nearly all parts of the globe".

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        The Lady of the Lake

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1871. Heading: [Fore-edge Painting] Author: Scott, Walter Title: The Lady of the Lake Place Published: Edinburgh Publisher:Adam and Charles Black Date Published: 1871 Description: Red calf, ornately stamped in blind and gilt on boards and spine, gilt-stamped lettering in green leather spine label, a.e.g, with fore-edge painting of a view of Loch Katrine; small 8vo; pp. [1] (engraved title-p.), 353, plus frontispiece. With engravings at the beginning of each canto. Some light scuffing along joints and edges of boards, else fine.Bookplates (school prize, and ex libris Edward Thomas King) on front paste-down and endpaper. A pretty binding. Donated by Sanctuary Books, New York, NY. . 1st Edition. Hardcover. near Fine/no dust Jackets. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Collectible, Foer-edge Paintin.

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        Bibliographie des Ouvrages Relatifs a l'Amour, aux Femmes, au Marriage et des Livres Facetieux, Pantagrueliques, Scatologiques, Satyriques, etc. Contenant les titres detailes de ces ouvrages . Ordre alphabetique par noms d'auteurs et titres d'ouvrages . 3me edition entierement refondue et considerablement augmentee.

      London: Bernard Quaritch & Turin: J. Gay & Fils 1871 - 6 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. Bound superbly in full crushed morocco, with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, dentelles and all edges gilt. With the armorial bookplate of Viscount Birkenhead. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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      William Blackwood and Sons. Edinburgh and London 1871 - First Editions, First Printings. This four volume set is complete, and each book is a First Edition published from 1871 to 1872. The books are in wonderful shape with light wear to the edges. The bindings of each book is tight, with NO cocking or leaning. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the books. Overall, a superb set in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Neuer Handatlas über alle Theile der Erde. 2., vollständig berichtigte und vermehrte Auflage.

      Berlin Reimer 1871 - 4 S., 1 Bl. Mit doppelblattgroßem lithographischem Titel in Blau und 45 doppelblattgroßen, teils gestochenen, teils lithographierten grenzkolorierten Karten. Gr.-Fol. (49,5 x 32 cm). Original-Halbleder. Erstmals 1860 vollständig vorliegender Atlas, nach dem Weimarer Atlas der größte deutsche Handatlas. In der zweiten Ausgabe umfassend überarbeitet und um fünf Karten vermehrt, 15 Karten wurden neu gezeichnet. Vorliegend der erste Bearbeitungsstand der zweiten Ausgabe, die Daten auf den Karten reichen von 1866 bis 1870. - "While the competition often designed their maps using the 'island' style, all of the maps in the Kiepert were fully detailed for the entire area of the engraving. This made possible a more comprehensive overall view [.] The atlas also stood out not only because of its large format but also as a result of the unusually heavy paper which was used [.] A total of 48 copies of the first edition have been located worldwide, along with 57 copies of the second edition from the years 1871-1875" (Petermann's Planet 780-785). - Komplett mit dem kleinerformatigen Blatt "Berichtigungen zur Karte von Ost-Frankreich No. 19a". - Titel mit Stempel einer Lehrerbibliothek, rückseitig zwei weitere Stempel, die Karten außergewöhnlich sauber und frisch. Der Original-Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen, die Kapitale etwas lädiert. Sehr schönes Exemplar. *Espenhorst, Handatlanten, 20.1, 2.1 (S. 327). Espenhorst, Petermann's Planet II, 783. 3000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of George Berkeley, D.D

      The Clarendon Press, Oxford 1871 - 4 vols. 8vo. Pp xx, 448; 514; viii, 564; xviii, 672. Errata slips. Portrait frontis to the fourth volume. Original pebbled cloth, spines faded. Largely unopened. No inscriptions. An exceptionally nice copy. Extra postage for overseas shipping. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        The Ancient Geography of India. I. The Buddhist Period, including the Campaigns of Alexander, and the Travels of Hwen-Thsang. With thirteen maps. (Signed copy)

      London: Trubner & Co, 1871. First edition, hardback bound in the original cloth with gilt titling to the spine. 23 × 14.5cm. xx, 589pp, 24pp ads. This copy has been signed "To Fred Douglas Cunningham, from his Father the Author." Another hand has added Simla, August 1875. The son was Sir Alexander F D Cunningham of the Indian Civil Service. Sir Alexander Cunningham, KCIE, CSI (1814-1893) was a British archaeologist and army engineer, known as the father of the Archaeological Survey of India. He saw action at the Battle of Punniar and was with the Army of Sutlej in 1845-46. He later became the Chief of Commission of Ladakh-Tibet boundary with Richard Strachey, then a captain in the British Army and Dr. Thomson in 1847. The Commission was set up to delimit the northern boundaries of the Empire after the First Anglo-Sikh War concluded with the Treaty of Amritsar, which ceded Kashmir as war indemnity expenses to the British. He was also a member of a previous commission to chart the border of Ladakh under R.A. Vans Agnew. His early works are from his visits to the temples in Kashmir and his travels in Ladakh during his tenure with the Commission. He was also present at the battles of Chilianwala and Gujrat in 1848. In 1851, he explored the Buddhist monuments of Central India along with Lt. Maisey, and wrote an account of these. He was appointed as the Chief Engineer of Burma in 1856 for two years, and later for three years from 1858 he served in the same post in the North-western Provinces. The Archaeological Survey of India was set up following a correspondence between Cunningham and Charles John Canning, then the viceroy of India. Cunningham was appointed the first director of the project, which operated from 1861 to 1865. He published the first two volumes of the Archaeological Survey of India during his tenure here. In 1865 the Archaeological Survey was halted and he left India in February 1866 to join the Delhi and London Bank at London as its Director till 1870. In the year 1867, Cunningham was knighted. Upon the resumption of the Archaeological Survey in 1870, he returned to India to take up the position of Director-general of the ASI on 1 January, 1871 maintaining his post until 1885. He was the author of 11 volumes of the ASI, while the rest were written under his supervision. He retired on 30 September, 1885 and returned to London, and continued to write books on the Buddhist excavations and on ancient coins. He also published numerous papers in the Journal of the Asiatic Society and the Numismatic Chronicle. 'Ancient geography' refers here to India's Buddhist period up to the seventh century CE, during which time Buddhism was the subcontinent's dominant religion. This rare 1871 first edition of Alexander Cunningham text draws on material ranging from the campaigns of Alexander the Great to the travels of the seventh-century Buddhist pilgrim Xuanzang, who recorded much about India's geographical, political, religious and cultural landscape. Although this book was published as Part I, a subsequent volume on the Muslim period was never completed. The book divides India into geographic sections: Northern, Western, Central, Eastern, Southern, and Ceylon. The appendices are i. Approximate chronology of Hwen Thsang's Travels. ii. Measures of Distance, Yojana, Li, Krosa. iii. Correction of Error in Ptolemy's Eastern Longitudes. All thirteen maps are present. Condition: This rare copy is in heavily worn condition, but is complete. The cloth binding has surface mottling all over and some small holes to the cloth at the rear board. The corners and spine ends are rubbed. The front hinge is attached by three cords of the binding and has cracked open, the binding throughout the book is pulled but as yet, no pages are loose. The pages are a little age-toned but essentially clean. All maps are present and are in good order. Cunningham's inscription is crisp and clear, and there is another previous owner's name to the ffep (believed to be a later family member). This book is in well-read condition and does need some care and conservation but is an incredibly rare title to find signed. PLEASE SEE THE COX AND BUDGE WEBSITE FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND TO SEE OUR FULL RANGE OF BOOKS. MANY THANKS.. Signed by The Author. First Edition. Hardback. Fair/good.

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      Victor Palmé, Paris - Libraria S. Congreg. de Propaganda Fide, Romae 1871 - RO40257349: 630 pages pour le tome I, 814 pages pour le tome II, 696 pages pour le tome III et 788 pages pour le tome IV. Texte sur 2 colonnes en latin. Auteurs, titres, tomaisons, roulettes et filets dorés sur les dos. Etiquettes de code sur les couvertures. Quelques tampons de bibliothèque. Plats frottés avec quelques manques de surface. Pages de garde et de faux-titre pliées. Editio Novissima Pluribus Mendis Expurgata. R.P. Joan. Martinez de Ripalda, E Soc. Jesu, Olim in Academia Salmanticensi Prof. In-Folio Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Mors fendus. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 470-Langues italiques. Latin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Curso de Botánica ó Elementos de Organografía, Fisiología, Metodología y Geografía de las Plantas, con la clasificación y caractéres [sic] de sus familias. -Segunda edición corregida, reformada e ilustrada con numerosas figuras

      Madrid : Imprenta de Gabriel Alhambra 1871 - ~ 2 Edn. ~ 2 vol. ~ Prólogo del Autor ~ Ilustrado con numerosas figuras en el texto ~ Parte Primera: Organografía y Fisiología con principios de Patología / Parte Segunda: Metodología, Cuadro de las familias naturales y Geografía Botánica ~ Pasta española de época, lomos sin nervios, dobles tejuelos con decoración y títulos dorados ~ XII+517p+1f; VII+458p+1f ~ 23x16x8cm. ~ Muy Buen estado. Ejemplar muy limpio, sólo las 2 primeras y la última hoja del t. I con leves manchas. Sello de librero en anteportada del t. 1 y portada del t. 2, firma en anteportada del t. 1 ~ Heavy item, circa 1.8 Kg. Extra postage costs may apply (please ask for quotation before ordering, clicking on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button to be found below) ~ LANGUAGE: Español / Additional images available/ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Chinese and English Vocabulary in the Pekinese Dialect.

      Shanghai: The Customs Press, , 1871. Octavo (205 x 127 mm). Contemporary dark red half roan rebacked to style, marbled sides. Spine rolled, scattered foxing and signs of handling. A very good copy. First edition. Presentation copy from the author to his father, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "First fruits of seven years labour and study presented to Mr James Stent, by his affectionate son, The Author" and inscribed on an albumen print portrait (bound in as frontispiece): "Your affectionate son G. C. Stent". Scarce: Copac locates just four copies in British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Cambridge, London Library, SOAS); OCLC records only four copies worldwide (2 in Danish libraries, Staatsbibliothek Berlin, BNdF). The son of a Kent fruiterer and market gardener, George Carter Stent (1833-1884) served in the 14th (King's Light) Dragoons (seeing action in the Indian Mutiny), and by the mid 1860s was a member of the British Legation Guard in Peking. He would seem to have had a natural aptitude for the Chinese language and this brought him to the attention of Sir Thomas Wade, himself a distinguished Sinologist. In March 1869 Stent joined the Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs Service and it was through the auspices of the Service's Inspector General, Sir Robert Hart (the book's dedicatee), that his vocabulary was published. It became a standard work of its kind, reprinted by the American Presbyterian Mission Press at Shanghai in 1877 and 1898. In his Preface Stent describes his book as being laid out "on an entirely new principle, and in a different style from any hitherto published, being an attempt to bring Chinese characters into words and syllables, or words of syllables, assimilating it as near as possible to an English dictionary".

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        Journal des Dames et des Demoiselles. Guide complet de tous les travaux de Dames. Litterature choisie, avec illustrations, modes, lingeries, travaux avec figures, recettes, etc.

      Bruxelles: Bruylant-Christophe et compagnie 1871-1872 Komplett der 24 Nummer dieser Halbmonatsschrift zusammengebunden, Gravüren von E. Preval, HLdr. der Zeit mit Rückengoldprägung, 484 Seiten mit zahlreichen Text-Abb., 23 kolorierten Lithographien u. 2 unkolorierten Gravüren auf Doppelseiten, 22 x 30 cm; Deckel vor allem an den Kanten abgeschürft, fehlt Tafel zur Nummer vom 15. 1. 1872, einige Seiten minimal befleckt, sonst sehr schön erhatlen, altersgemäß sehr guter Zustand.Mode, Kostüme, Garderobe, Handarbeit, Literatur, Zeitschriften

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        55th Regiment in India; or a Record of Events during Six Years' Service in India; 1863 to 1869.

      Chakrata: 55th Regimental Printing Press,, 1871. Octavo (204 × 131 mm). Contemporary burgundy half morocco-grained skiver, brown linen-grained cloth boards, neatly rebacked to style in matching morocco, title gilt to spine, pale green endpapers, edges sprinkled red. Carefully restored at the corners, boards slightly rubbed and soiled, light browning throughout, overall very good. Second edition, the first being published the year before: "Many applications for copies having been made, after the First Edition was exhausted, the work was again put into type, as, as far as could be, corrections made up to the end of 1870. An Essay on Dress has also been added at the end of the book" (author's preface). "An excellent example of its type, this history was produced entirely by other ranks - Printers: Privates J Hanrahan and B Flaherty; Book-Binder, Sergeant G Bremner - and published on a moveable press" (AMOT on-line regimental bibliography). Extremely uncommon, Copac lists a first edition in BL, and a single copy of this second in NLS, OCLC has only the BL copy. The 55th were deployed in India in 1863, and spent the following thirteen years there, the present volume is a rather eccentric account of their services including the Bhutan War of 1864-5, and accompanied by detailed lists of the men who embarked at Portsmouth in 1863; men who have joined the regiment in India by exchange, transfer, volunteering or reengagement; and men, women and children who have died since embarkation; together with details of marches, social activities, durbar duties and so forth. Vickers served with the 55th Regiment throughout the Crimean campaign of 1854-5 as a drummer boy, "including the battles of Alma and Inkerman, siege and fall of Sebastopol, repulse of the sortie of 26th Oct. 1854, and assault of the Redan on the 8th Sept. - wounded (medal with three clasps). Served also on the Bhootan Expedition in 1865, including the recapture of Dewangiri (medal with clasp)". This information is drawn from Hart's Army List, 1886, where we find that at that date Vickers was Quarter Master of the Border Regiment, formed in 1881 by the amalgamation of the 34th and 55th, holding the rank of Honorary Captain as of 1883. Ownership inscription of Capt. J.H. Sharpe, dated in the year of publication to the title page, John H. Sharpe also saw service with the regiment in the Crimea including the siege and fall of Sebastopol (medal with clasp, and Turkish Medal), and rose to colonel of the Border Regiment. A later inscription records the presentation of the volume to the 55th Foot in 1931, no accession markings.

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        Journal des Dames et des Demoiselles. Guide complet de tous les travaux de Dames. Litterature choisie, avec illustrations, modes, lingeries, travaux avec gigures, recettes, etc.

      Bruxelles: Bruylant-Christophe et compagnie 1870-1871 - Komplett der 24 Nummern dieser Halbmonatsschrift zusammengebunden, kolorierte Gravüren von Jules David, HLdr. der Zeit mit Rückengoldprägung, 392 Seiten mit zahlreichen Text-Abb., 26 farbigen Lithographien (eine zu jeder Nummer u. dazu Nrn. 947b und 1021b), eine unkolorierte Gravur auf Doppelseite, 22 x 30 cm; Deckel abgeschürft u. leicht berieben, 6 Tafeln altersbedingt leich stockfleckig, Tafel zum 1. September 1871 (Nr. 1003b) u. Nr. 1021b vom Einband gelöst u. an den Rändern angestaubt, sonst innen sehr schön erhalten, altersgemäß sehr guter Zustand. Book Language/s: fr [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of the Bays, Harbors and Rivers around New York

      New York: published by M. Dripps, 1871. Provenance: Thomas H. Kane (early ink stamp to lower right corner). Lithographic map, with full period hand-colour, on fine paper (old folds with some browning, expert repairs and occasional facsimile work). Sheet size: 33 1/4 x 28 3/8 inches. An attractive map of Manhattan and its surroundings. As the title suggests, this map concentrates on physical landmarks and features of the land and sea "Showing the channels, soundings, lighthouses, buoys &c. and the complete topography of the surrounding country; including Hemstead, Sandy-Hook, South-Amboy, Newark, Yonkers, N. Rochelle & Glencove". The title goes on to note that the map is "Based on the trigonometrical survey, executed in 1856, for the Harbor Commissioners of New York, by A.D. Bache Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Survey", but is at pains to point out that "The surveys of the cities, townships, railways, canals, roads, etc. are entirely original, & have been carefully revised & completed to date". "Checklist of Maps and Atlases relating to the city of New York in the New York Public Library" in the Bulletin of the New York Public Library , volume V (New York: 1901), p.70.

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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!

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        Zoologischer Garten. Vorletzte Gastvorstellung der weltberühmten amerikanischen Gymnastiker - Gesellschaft C. Merkel vom Alhambra - Theater und Cristal Palace in London.

      (München, 1871).Aus zwei Teilen zusammengesetztes Plakat. Blattgr.: 109 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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        Recherches sur les Monnaies des Indigenes de L'Archipel Indien et de la Peninsule Malaie

      White Lotus, La Haye 1871 - Recherches sur les Monnaies des Indigenes de L'Archipel Indien et de la Peninsule Malaie [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Theorie et pratique dedie aux acquereurs de machines a' laver dites Voyelles, systeme Bradford brevete'

      Stationer's Hall 1871 In 24, pp. 15 + (1) con ill. xilogr. n.t. Br. ed. Rarissimo e interessante manualetto redatto da Thomas Bradford considerato l'inventore della lavatrice. Bradford, americano, brevetto' una macchina (di cui compare un'illustrazione nel testo) costituita da una gabbia ottagonale in legno nella quale venivano messi i vestiti da lavare inserita a sua volta in una piu' grande, una sorta di mastello di legno, riempito con acqua e sapone. Una manovella azionata a mano faceva ruotare il meccanismo permettendo ai panni di lavarsi. FRA

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        The Outbreak of the Great French Revolution: related by a peasant of Lorraine. Translated by Mrs. Cashel Hoey. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 3 vols.

      Richard Bentley & Son. 1871 - Lacking following f.e.p., vol. III. Orig. red cloth, dec. in black; a little dulled & marked, hinges & extremities sl. rubbed. W.H. Smith embossed stamp in vol. I. Not in Wolff who records Erckmann-Chatrain?s title Waterloo: A Story of the Hundred Days, 1870. A translation of parts I & II of Histoire d?un Paysan, 1867. Erckmann, 1822?1899, and Chatrian, 1826-1890, were a writing partnership whose works spanned almost three decades until their working relationship broke down in the mid 1880s. Specialising in ghost stories and military fiction, they are perhaps best known in England for their tales of supernatural horror The Wild Huntsman, 1871, and The Man-Wolf, 1876. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London 1871, Murray. 3/4 Red cloth over marbled boards, gold. lettering, old spine neatly layed down, 4 color lithos, 10. b.w. text illustrations/plates, 2 color fold out maps, 486p.. minor bit of edge surface wear, title p. toned.FIRST EDITION. AN EARLY PRIMARY SOURCE ON INNER MONGOLIA & CENTRAL ASIA The author's complete trek through the Himalayan region. The tribes of Turkistan, Tartary, recent history of East Toorkistan, journey from Kangra to Ladak, Karakash River, his detention at Shahidoolla. * Off to Yarkand, and residence there. Then he turned to Kashghar [Kashigar/Kashi in Chinese] and the difficult trek there, again detention at Kashghar, and then his stay at Yarkand finally down to India. * With an important summary of characteristics of Toorkistan. This kind of primary source is important in that it reflects the actual experiences and perspectives noted while on trek. The author was an educated and keen observer. An important early and well illustrated source covering the peoples, customs, land, flora, fauna and most everything he saw. * Robert Barkley Shaw [1839-1879] was an early explorer and British government agent. He was also a tea planter from Kangra who braved the journey to Yarkand "The Eldora do of the East." Shaw unlike Schlagenweit who had been executed survived to return to Yarkand with Sir Douglas Forsyths mission in an attempt to improve relations with Yakub Beg. An excellent primary resource. * Two color folding maps: a. Map of the route from Leh to Yarkand & Kashghar. b. Sketch map of the country north of India *** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Collection of Letters to Anacleto Arias in Guadalajara, Mexico

      vp, 1871. Manuscript in ink with unusual frankings. 4to. Generally fine. Manuscript in ink with unusual frankings. 4to. A small archive of correspondence to Arias who was a notary of some sort. Most of the letters concern monies being owed. Being written from various parts of regional Mexico the letters are, perhaps, of primary interest for the frankings on the address panels. Provenance: Parke Bernet Sale 2676 Lot 486/50

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        The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex

      London: John Murray,, 1871. In Two Volumes. With Illustrations. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spines gilt, sides with panels blocked in blind, dark blue coated endpapers. Engravings throughout. Cloth slightly rubbed, tips bumped and a little worn, spot of wear to foot of Vol. I, front hinge shaken, internally clean. An excellent set. First edition, second issue with the list of works on the verso of the title leaf of Vol. II. Here the word "evolution" appears for the first time in any of Darwin's works, preceding its appearance in the sixth edition of The Origin of Species the following year. Darwin had hoped that one of his supporters might tackle the thorny question of human evolution, but was forced to face the logic of his own theory himself. Darwin deviated from his ostensible subject of mankind to describe sexual selection in the animal kingdom, enabling him to answer those who saw peacock tails as an expression of divine aesthetics. Darwin also set out a definite family tree for humans, tracing their affinity with the Old World monkeys, and laid out his views on the evolutionary origins of morality and religion. "The Descent, understood by Darwin as a sequel to the Origin, was written with a maturity and depth of learning that marked Darwin's status as an élite gentleman of science" (ODNB).

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        The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex

      London: John Murray, 1871. First edition, first issue (with errata on verso of vol. II title-leaf). viii, 423, [1]; viii, [ii], 475, [1] pp. 8vo. Publisher's green cloth. Light wear to covers, expertly recased. Bookplate. First edition, first issue (with errata on verso of vol. II title-leaf). viii, 423, [1]; viii, [ii], 475, [1] pp. 8vo. Darwin's Descent of Man created an uproar second only to his Origin of the Species; however, "contrary to popular error, prevalent now as well as then, Darwin never said that man was descended from apes, let alone monkeys; what he claimed was that man's ancestors if alive today would have to be classified among the Primates" (De Beer, Charles Darwin, pp. 210-1). ODNB further clarifies, "The Descent, understood by Darwin as a sequel to the Origin, was written with a maturity and depth of learning that marked Darwin's status as an élite gentleman of science" Freeman 937

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      Harper & Brothers, New York 1871 - Folio (11" x 16") bound in contemporary half black leather with leather corners and gilt rules and lettering. Includes issues beginning 7 January 1871 to 30 December 1871 including the June 3 supplement; 1240 pages. Illustrated with numerous wood engravings including about fifty of various sizes by Thomas Nast. These include a fine cover of Santa Claus checking his mail as well as several double-page spreads on various subjects. Also included are fine views of New York, Boston, and Chicago, as well as a large foldout map of Paris. There is a full-page engaving of a photographer in action outdoors (tear repaired in the corner). Interesting articles on a variety of topics, usually illustrated with engravings, including ballooning, dogs, the Chicago fire, Mormons, and the serialization of Isaac Hayes's ACROSS THE ARCTIC CIRCLE. Literary contributions include First American appearances of work by Wilkie Collins, George Eliot, Charles Reade, Tennyson, etc. Each issue includes a number of advertisements. A treasure trove of articles and illustrations from the Gilded Age. Scuffing to the leather; the front board of this massive volume is split about halfway but still very tight. Institutional bookplate on front pastedown with release stamp. Occasional marginal tears and chips, but generally without loss. Very Good, contents quite nice [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Dickens' Works (22 Volumes- People's Edition)

      T. B. Peterson & Brothers, Philadelphia 1871 - 22 volumes. [1871]. People's Edition/ People's Duodecimo Edition. 8vo. 12 x 18 cm. Volumes uniformly bound in publisher's original green pebbled cloth with gilt stamped vignette portrait of Dickens to front and rear boards, and gilt stamped character vignette to each spine. Each volume in excellent condition except, "Tale of Two Cities", where a couple of gatherings have come loose, with very faint stain to top edge of prelims. Text blocks are tight and square, with clean and crisp endpapers, text and illustrations are clean througout. The books with a faint odour of moth balls when leafing through the text but otherwise a very clean and handsome set of Dickens' works. With illustrations by George Cruikshank, Marcus Stone, Phiz, H. K. Browne, and John M'Lenan. Includes the following titles; The Holly-Tree Inn; and other Stories, The Mystery of Edwin Drood; and Master Humphrey's Clock, The Adventures of Oliver Twist, Dickens' New Stories. Containing "Hard Times" and "Pictures from Italy", Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Barnaby Rudge, The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, The Old Curiosity Shop, Martin Chuzzlewit, Sketches By "Boz", The Personal History of David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, Hunted Down; And other Reprinted Pieces, John Jasper's Secret. A Sequel to "The Mystery of Edwin Drood", Our Mutual Friend, Dombey and Son, Great Expectations, Bleak House, Little Dorrit, Christmas Stories, American Notes [with] The Uncommon Traveller, Life of Charles Dickens by R. Shelton Mackenzie. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ohio Governor Rutherford B. Hayes appoints a Commissioner of Deeds

      Columbus, Ohio, September 28, 1871. 13.5" x 17". "Partly Printed Document Signed ""R B Hayes"" as Governor of Ohio, 1p, 13.5"" x 17"". Columbus, Ohio, September 28, 1871. Printed by the American Bank Note Co. Completed in manuscript. Vignette at top center incorporates the state motto for a time after the Civil War, ""Imperium in Imperio."" Folds, minor mounting remnants at edges on verso. Fine condition.In part, ""Know Ye, That by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution and Laws of this State, and reposing special Trust and Confidence in James B. Bell I do appoint and Commission him to be a Commissioner of Deeds for the State of Ohio, in Massachusetts..."""

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      [Cuba. 1871].. 6pp. Folio. Later stitching. Heavy offsetting. Good. An interesting manuscript recording the bill of sale of the coffee plantation "La Criolla" and its slaves. The slaves are listed individually by name and include many children, some as young as three years old. The document is detailed, outlining the timeline for payment and including a clause for sale of the slaves if certain deadlines are not met. This bill of sale was recorded at an interesting time in Cuba's slavery history. Though Cuba ended its participation in the slave trade in 1867, it was not until 1886 that slavery was finally abolished by royal decree.

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        The descent of man. First issue.

      London: John Murray, 1871. Darwin, Charles (1809-1882). The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex. 2 vols., 8vo. viii, 423, [1], 16pp publisher?s adverts.; viii [2], 475, [1]pp., 16 pp. publisher?s adverts. Text wood-engravings. London: John Murray, 1871. 187 x 126 mm. (largely unopened). Original green cloth, gilt-lettered spines, inner hinges just cracking, slight wear to corners, corner of Vol. I back cover bumped. Fine, unrestored copy. First Edition, First Issue, distinguished by the presence of the ?Postscript? leaf in Vol. II tipped in after p. viii, and ?transmitted? appearing as the first word on p. 297 of Vol. I. Twelve years after the publication of the Origin, Darwin made good his promise to ?throw light on the origin of man and his history? by publishing the present work, in which he compared man?s physical and psychological traits to similar ones in apes and other animals, and showed how even man?s mind and moral sense could have evolved through processes of natural selection. In discussing man?s ancestry, Darwin did not claim that man was directly descended from apes as we know them today, but stated simply that the extinct ancestors of Homo sapiens would have to be classed among the primates. This statement was (and is) widely misinterpreted by the popular press, however, and caused a furor second only to that raised by the Origin. Darwin also added an essay on sexual selection, i.e. the preferential chances of mating that some individuals of one sex have over their rivals because of special characteristics, leading to the accentuation and transmission of those characteristics. He famously speculated that humanity?s ancestors would be found in Africa: "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. 170. Norman 599.

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        Helldunkel. Aus dem poetischen Tagebuch eines Malers. Sonette und Lieder

      Druck und Verlag von George Westermann, Braunschweig 1871 - 2 436 Seiten altersbedingt sehr guter Zustand Leder, Goldpägung

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        Constitutional equality, a right of woman; a consideration of the various relations which she sustains as a necessary part of the body of society and humanity; with her duties to herself - together with a review of the Contitution of the United States, showing that the right to vote is guaranteed

      New York: Woodhull, Claflin & Co., 1871. [iv], 148p., frontis portrait of Claflin (tissue guarding the portrait browned), a few very minor spots of foxing, original red cloth binding with gilt lettering still bright, minor bumping of corners and very minor crimping at spine ends, overall in very good condition, inscribed and signed (as Tennie C Clafin) in pencil by Clafin. Done at the high point of Clafin's radical career, in the same year she published with her sister Victoria Woodhull the first English edition of the Communist Manifesto.

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      1871. With Illustrations. Philadelphia: Evans, Stoddart & Co., 1871. 2 pp undated ads. Original black cloth. First American Edition of this fascinating tale of detective fiction -- the first book to include the use of plastic surgery, and the use of dental records as a means of criminal identification.~With CHECKMATE... we come to a detective novel proper, containing several features new to the art. One innovation is that the criminal's facial appearance has been altered by plastic surgery, making the detective's task much more difficult... It was not until 1901 that a Finger-print Bureau was established by Scotland Yard. So when CHECKMATE appeared, it was a criminal's features that betrayed him, and if these were convincingly altered his chance of escape was high... By using plastic casts and dental records (the first time these devices had been employed in a detective story), David Arden [detective and avenger of his brother's murder] finally unmasks the murderer. For this cunning new plot alone, Le Fanu is ensured remembrance as a contributor to the field of detective fiction [Quayle pp 40-41].~The three-volume UK edition likewise came out in 1871 -- but did not include the illustrations present in this two-column American edition. This copy is in black cloth, with the title diagonally in gilt on the spine; copies were also issued in wrappers. Condition is bright and near-fine (very slight wear at the front joint, one small hole in the front free endpaper). See Sadleir 1371 for the UK edition; Hubin Crime Fiction p. 244. Housed in a custom (snakeskin?) clamshell case.

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        Anglo-American Atlantic yacht race of 1870. Start of the Yachts Dauntless and Cambria from Queenstown for New York on the 4th. July

      London: Published by Wm. Foster, 1871. Tinted lithograph, finished by hand, drawn on stone by Dutton after "a painting by R.L. Stopford", sheet size: 20 x 27 3/8 inches. Fine condition. A dramatic scene illustrating the start of the Trans-Atlantic race of 1870, by the celebrated maritime painter Thomas Dutton. Thomas Dutton was one of the greatest nineteenth century maritime painters. His emotive works display a genuine love of the sea and his careful depiction of detail provides a wonderful record of the important vessels of the age. The 108-foot Cambria , owned by James Ashbury of the Royal Harwich Yacht Club , raced the Dauntless , owned by James Gordon Bennett of the New York Yacht Club, from Queenstown, Ireland, to New York on 4 July 1870. The Cambria arrived first, making the crossing in 23 days, 5 hours 17 minutes and 15 seconds, just under two hours ahead of the Dauntless . After recuperating for 11 days the Cambria took part in the first true Americas Cup race. She competed against a field of 23 American yachts, and lost to the Magic by 40 minutes, finishing in 10th place overall. Dutton expertly captures the exciting moment of the start of the Trans-Atlantic race, and shows the great beauty and style of this remarkable ship.

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        Réflexions sur l'état religieux, politique et social des israélites russes : essai sur une reforme modérée et progressive, dans le domaine du judaisme en Russie

      L. Nitzsche, Odessa 1871 - Small quarto. [4], 191, [1]pp. Modern half burgundy cloth over decorative paper covered boards, with handwritten lettering on spine. Powerful essay on the religious, political and social conditions of the Jews in Czarist Russia.Contemporary inscriptions and stamps on title and the following two leaves (not affecting lettering). Age-toning and foxing to the very first and very last leaves. Sporadic molding and worming (slightly affecting text) throughout the last 50 pages. Text in French. Binding in overall good+, interior in fair to good condition. About the author: Joachim Tarnopol (1810-1900) was a maskil in Odessa, author, communal worker, and wealthy merchant. At the beginning of the reign of Alexander II, he began his endeavors for the emancipation of the Jews and their reconciliation with the Russian people. In 1855 he published his pamphlet "Notices historiques et caracteristiques sur les Israélites d'Odessa." In 1856, together with his friend Y. Rabinowitz, he approached the Russian authorities and requested permission to publish a Jewish periodical in Russian which would propagate the ideologies of the Haskalah and reconciliation with the Russian people. In May 1860, Tarnopol, together with Rabinowitz, edited the first Russian-Jewish newspaper, "Razsvet" (The Dawn). A dispute, however, immediately broke out between them as to whether a Jewish newspaper in the country's language should publicly condemn the internal deficiencies of the Jewish people and thus arm the hands of its enemies outside the community and estrange the youth that had received a foreign education. Tarnopol, who was against criticizing Jewish internal affairs before outsiders, resigned from the editorship of the newspaper (from the 20th issue). He published his reasons for this step in a letter to the editorial board of "Ha-Maggid" (nos. 45-46, 1860). In 1868 his book on "An attempt at cautious reform within Judaism, meditations on the internal and external way of life of Russian Jews" was published in Odessa in Russian. It was a summary of his outlook on the road to be followed by Russian Jewry. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SHIRLEY HALL ASYLUM ... New Edition.

      London: Strahan & Co., Publishers,. 1871. original decorated terra cotta cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, gray coated endpapers, top edge untrimmed, fore-edge rough trimmed.. Cloth lightly rubbed at edges, a tight, bright, very good copy. The. 1863 edition is rare; this 1871 edition is pretty scarce. (#149388). Second edition. A collection of linked stories first published anonymously in 1863. "William Gilbert (1804-1890) UK writer, father of W. S. Gilbert; also one of the pioneers of psychiatric medicine. He drew upon his work in that field in two notable collections of hypothetical case-studies, SHIRLEY HALL ASYLUM: OR THE MEMOIRS OF A MONOMANIAC (1863) and DOCTOR AUSTIN'S GUESTS (1866). Although not fantasy as such, the tales offer interesting early descriptions of the various kinds of delusions to which people may fall victim: the first volume includes an imaginary haunting and an account of religious mania; the second features a man who believes he is getting younger and a man who believes himself possessed." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, p. 409. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-31. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978), Reginald (1979; 1992) or Hubin (1994). Sadleir 962.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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      San Francisco, 1871. Original printed wrappers. Text block stitched together and loosely laid into wrappers, and apparently never bound in. Wrappers a bit soiled and worn. Map with a long closed tear, with no loss. One text leaf torn in outer margin, not affecting text. Overall, about very good. In a cloth chemise. Henry George's rare first book, putting forth in early form some of the ideas for which the economist and reformer became famous. George holds that the private ownership of land is injurious to society as a whole, and argues that public lands should not be given in large grants to railroads, speculators, or corporations, but to actual settlers and workers themselves, who need the land and natural resources to create wealth. "With tremendous power and farsightedness, he attacks the railroads and land grants, boldly giving names and specific cases of wrongdoing. The especially prepared map shows the immense extent of the 'Railroad Reservations' in California" - Howell. George also calls for taxes on land values and the abolition of other taxes that he sees as injurious to workers and investors as well. Much of the text relates specifically to land issues in California, often involving mining and railroads. An important and rare work of American economic thought.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Alter Turm in Mettlach ('Der alte Thurm zu Mettlach').

      - getönte Lithographie v. W. Loeillot in Berlin b. Ernst & Korn in Berlin, dat. 1871, 29 x 19,5 (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Autograph musical quotation signed.

      Wroclaw, 24. X. 1871. - Oblong folio. 1 p. Four bars entitled "Etendue du Violon" ("Allegro"), and dedicated to the German painter and Court photographer Robert Weigelt (1815-79).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments

      Oxford: University Press, 1871. Good. 32mo. Bound in contemporary ivory binding with IHS monogram and brass clasp, joints of purple velvet, a.e.g. Cracking on front cover and slight separation along spine panel, but this does not detract from the beauty and interest of this lovely ivory bookbinding. Provenance: inscribed "Mary Bancroft / A present from W.S.B."

      [Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC]
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