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        Through the Looking-Glass and what Alice found there

      London: Macmillan and Co. 1872. 8vo. 224pp. Original red cloth covered boards. Edges gilt, dark green end papers. Spine tips slightly frayed. front inner hinge starting (3/8") to split. Corners bumped. Burn Bindery sticker on rear paste down end paper. Small (3/8 ") oil (?) bleed- through on rear free end paper. Wade instead of Wabe on page 21, number 98 on page 98. Advertising for works of Lewis Carroll on last page before free end paper. Very Good.

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        The Journal of Man: Devoted to His Physical, Social and Spiritual Development. Vol. 1 No. 1. January 1872

      Philadelphia: Wm. S. Rentoul, Publisher, 1872. Very Good. Octavo. Illustrated pink wrappers. 30pp. Modest soiling, tiny tears and creases, a very good plus example. Possibly the only issue of this apparently unknown periodical, which seems to encompass the subjects of physiology, physiognomy, spiritualism, and homeopathy. OCLC locates no copies.

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        THE EXPRESSION OF THE EMOTIONS IN MAN AND ANIMALS (FIRST STATE)

      John Murray 1872 - First edition, FIRST ISSUE, First Printing Scarce First issue with ¿that¿ spelled correctly on page 208. Clean, beautiful example of this title in the original boards and end papers. The book is in beautiful condition with deep green cloth, with decorative blind stamped edging. Unfaded gilt titles to the spine and no fading to the spine cloth. The book has benefited from being recased so the book is tightly bound and not fragile, and is therefore quite readable. The boards have sharp corners and no edgewear. The original deep green end papers are present with one tiny bookstore stamp. The internal pages are extremely clean with no handling marks, no stains, no writing, no bent pages but to two in the rear of the book. No foxing but to the first blank page. Scarce First issue with ¿that¿ spelled correctly on page 208. The plates are also in the early state, numbered in roman. Expression of the Emotions completed Darwin¿s great cycle of evolutionary writings, ¿written, in part at least, as a confutation of the idea that the facial muscles of expression in man were a special endowment¿ (Freeman)Please see many detailed images. A very handsome example of this classic rare book, in extremely rare condition, presenting nicely on the shelf. An important work. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other rare titles [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Daphnis et Chloé.

      - Paris. Jouaust. Librairie des Bibliophiles. 1872. 1 volume in-12, plein maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs orné, tranches dorées, dentelle intérieure, couvertures et dos conservés. Reliure signée Champs. [2] ff. ; XI pp. ; [1] pp. ; 194 pp. ; [1] f. 1 des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur papier de Chine. Traduction d'Amyot. Les compositions d'Emile Lévy sont gravées à l'eau-forte par Flameng, les dessins de Giacomelli sont gravés sur bois par Rouget et Sargent. Infimes rousseurs. Bel exemplaire. Livres [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        La Chanson de Roland. Texte critique accompagné d'une traduction nouvelle et précédée d'une introduction historique par Léon Gautier. Avec eaux-fortes par Chifflart et V. Foulquier et un fac-similé. [Avec la] Seconde partie contenant les notes et variantes. Le glossaire et la Table. Avec une carte géographique et quinze gravures sur bois intercalées dans le texte.

      Tours, Alfred Mame, 1872. - 2 volumes in-4, CI-325-[2] + 507-[5] pages, 12 eaux-fortes tirées sur chine rapporté, sous serpentes légendées. Demi-maroquin citron à coins, dos à nerfs, richement ornés de caissons, et mosaïqués de quadrilobes rouges, pièces de titre et de tomaison rouge, têtes dorées. Exemplaire à toutes marges. Reliure de l'époque signée Masson-Debonnelle. Edition originale de l'édition critique de Léon Gautier. Un des 300 exemplaires numérotés sur papier de Hollande. La Chanson de Roland, la plus classique et la plus passionnée des gestes françaises, n'a été conservée que par des versions plus tardives et plus ou moins remaniées. La plus ancienne de toute, celle qui reflète le plus fidèlement le poème assonancé de 1100, est conservée à Oxford dans le célèbre manuscrit 23 du fond Digby de la bibliothèque bodléienne. C'est en 1837 que Francisque Michel en procura l'édition princeps, initiant de nombreuses éditions, dont celle de Léon Gautier qui eut maintes réimpressions. Vicaire II, 223. Bossuat 694. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Dessert Book. A complete manual from the best American and foreign authorities. With original economical recipes.

      Boston: J. E. Tilton and Company. 1872 - Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine gilt, reversed out of gilt decoration to front cover, decorations blocked in black and gilt, double frame blocked in blind to rear cover, yellow endpapers. Advert for liquid rennet tipped in at rear. Bumps to spine ends, slight wear to extremities, dust toning to top edge, occasional light foxing, a very good copy. First edition. This cookery book, designed for a mass audience using products readily available, notably features a section on chocolate and its uses as a beverage. This work provides a useful insight into the practice of sellers adulterating chocolate "with a variety of starch grain items" to meet ever-increasing demand. The author cautions readers that true chocolate should not thicken as prepared, and if it does, farina, a form of milled wheat, had been added. It also includes recommendations alongside the recipes, for example that white chocolate is "suited to delicate persons, and those weakened by a long illness". Laid in is an advertisement for Brower Bros. Lap Tablets, which were made "in silk and velvet. in portfolio shape with Dreka's dictionary blotters set in, which makes the tablets a complete writing companion" (The Publishers Weekly - Volume 12, p. 472). Randall M. Miller, The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life in America, p. 271. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Hand-Book of Colorado With Maps and Illustrations. Second Year of Publication.

      Denver J.A. Blake & F.C. Willett 1872 - "Hand-Book of Colorado" With Maps and Illustrations [J.A. BLAKE & F. C. WILLETT, Publisher]. Hand-Book of Colorado. With Maps and Illustrations. Second Year of Publication. Denver: J.A. Blake & F.C. Willett, 1872. First edition of second publication, (although no first publication has been listed on OCLC, nor at auction in last 40 years). Octavo. 131 pp., [5, ads]. Original purple pebbled colth, gilt-stamped on front cover. Front endpapers are ads as is rear paste-down. Front hinge starting, spine with small split to cloth, covers stained, extremities rubbed, very good. Contains ads of the period and maps, as well as a map with railroad connections. HBS 66658. $500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        El Amor, El Dandysmo y la Intrega. Memorias de un hombre de acción.

      11.5 cm x 18 cm. 344 pages. Original softcover. Very good condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Some slight discolouration of pages. Pío Baroja y Nessi (San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa, 28 de diciembre de 1872-Madrid, 30 de octubre de 1956) fue un escritor español de la llamada generación del 98. Pío Baroja y Nessi (28 December 1872 30 October 1956) was a Spanish writer, one of the key novelists of the Generation of '98 Ernest Hemingway was greatly influenced by Baroja and told him when he visited him in October 1956, "Allow me to pay this small tribute to you who taught so much to those of us who wanted to be writers when we were young. I deplore the fact that you have not yet received a Nobel Prize, especially when it was given to so many who deserved it less, like me, who am only an adventurer." (Amazon) (Sprache: Espagnol)

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        ROUGHING IT

      Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1872. FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE (all points State A). Described by its author as "a record of several years of variegated vagabondizing" and by the Oxford Companion as "a vigorous, many-sided portrait of the Western frontier," this follow-up to "Innocents Abroad" is a semi-autobiographical account of the period in the 1860s that Clemens spent as a newspaperman, silver prospector, and aspiring writer in California and Nevada. He documents his encounters with prospectors, Native Americans, and Mormons, as well as his voyage to the Sandwich Islands (i.e., Hawaii). According to ANB, this work "enriched Twain's reputation as a carefree, footloose humorist whose books built on interesting subjects.". 226 x 142 mm. (8 7/8 x 5 1/2"). xviii, 591, [1] (ad) pp. FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE (all points State A). Attractive modern gray crushed morocco, gilt emblem from publisher's binding mounted on upper cover, raised bands, spine panels with gilt quatrefoil, two burgundy morocco labels, marbled endpapers. With 200 illustrations by "eminent artists." BAL 3337. Isolated faint thumbing, one tiny fore-edge tear, otherwise a fine, fresh copy in an unworn binding. Described by its author as "a record of several years of variegated vagabondizing" and by the Oxford Companion as "a vigorous, many-sided portrait of the Western frontier," this follow-up to "Innocents Abroad" is a semi-autobiographical account of the period in the 1860s that Clemens spent as a newspaperman, silver prospector, and aspiring writer in California and Nevada. He documents his encounters with prospectors, Native Americans, and Mormons, as well as his voyage to the Sandwich Islands (i.e., Hawaii). According to ANB, this work "enriched Twain's reputation as a carefree, footloose humorist whose books built on interesting subjects."

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        Cantares gallegos. Nueva edición, corregida y aumentada [2ª edición]

      Leocadio López, Madrid, 1872 - 8º mayor, XI+230 p, rústica original en mal estado, NECESARIO ENCUADERNAR. Papel moteado, leves desperfectos en portada y primeras hojas

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        THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS, AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE

      London: Macmillan & Co, 1872. Twenty-Fourth Thousand (i.e., published in the same year as the first edition, but a later issue). This charming binding is the perfect covering for "Looking-Glass," the popular sequel to "Alice in Wonderland." Kelliegram's signature pictorial inlays are at their best in these interpretations of Tenniel's red and white queens, messengers Haigha and Hatta, Humpty Dumpty, the Walrus and the Carpenter, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the knitting Sheep, and the elderly Frog. Among the most enduringly popular works in all of children's literature, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass" have been continuously reprinted for well over a century, and have inspired any number of works in other media. Intricate, inventive, absorbing, humorous, and revolutionary, "Glass" (and "Alice") differed by miles the typical children's book of the period, which was meant first and last to inculcate. Producing illustrations for Carroll's works was fraught with problems. Tenniel (1820-1914), the principal cartoonist for "Punch Magazine" for more than half of the 50 years he was on that publication's staff, was not pleased with the printing of his pictures in the original 1865 issue of "Alice," and the work had to be reprinted. Moreover, Tenniel found the novelist himself to be much too demanding. As Williams & Madan says, "Dodgson had proved so exact, and exacting, as a critic of the way his requirements were carried out, that Tenniel, when approached about the illustrations for 'Through The Looking-Glass,' declared he was too busy." The firm of Kelly & Sons had one of the longest histories in the London binding trade, having been founded in 1770 by John Kellie, as the name was then spelled. The firm was continued by successive members of the family into the 1930s. William Henry Kelly helped to develop the company in the first half of the 19th century, and he was succeeded by William Henry Kelly, Jr., then Henry Kelly, and finally Hubert Kelly, who took control in 1892. Though the bindery would never be considered among the two or three outstanding workshops, it produced consistently high quality bindings; some evidence of this can be seen in the fact that the sale catalogue of the distinguished Chevalier collection included three books bound by Kelliegram. The contents here are in pleasing condition, especially given the work's juvenile audience, and the binding is like new.. 185 x 122 mm. (7 1/4 x 4 3/4"). 6 p.l., 224, [2] pp. Twenty-Fourth Thousand (i.e., published in the same year as the first edition, but a later issue). WHIMSICAL KELLY GREEN CRUSHED MOROCCO WITH PICTORIAL INLAYS BY KELLIEGRAM (stamp-signed on rear turn-in), covers with gilt rule frame featuring medallion inlays of characters from the story at each corner, large ogival central panel, that on the front cover with an inlaid (smiling!) Humpty Dumpty teetering on a blind-tooled wall, the rear cover showing the walrus attired in country tweeds, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with a chess piece at center, gilt titling, turn-ins with multiple gilt rules, sprays of buds at corners, orange raw silk endleaves, all edges gilt. Original red cloth bound in. In a fleece-lined buckram clamshell box. With 50 illustrations in the text by John Tenniel. Front flyleaf with embossed ex-libris stamp of Dana C. Bradford. Williams & Madan 84. Short fore-edge tear to rear free endleaf, otherwise A VERY FINE COPY, the text showing virtually no signs of use, and IN A SPARKLING BINDING. This charming binding is the perfect covering for "Looking-Glass," the popular sequel to "Alice in Wonderland." Kelliegram's signature pictorial inlays are at their best in these interpretations of Tenniel's red and white queens, messengers Haigha and Hatta, Humpty Dumpty, the Walrus and the Carpenter, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the knitting Sheep, and the elderly Frog. Among the most enduringly popular works in all of children's literature, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass" have been continuously reprinted for well over a century, and have inspired any number of works in other media. Intricate, inventive, absorbing, humorous, and revolutionary, "Glass" (and "Alice") differed by miles the typical children's book of the period, which was meant first and last to inculcate. Producing illustrations for Carroll's works was fraught with problems. Tenniel (1820-1914), the principal cartoonist for "Punch Magazine" for more than half of the 50 years he was on that publication's staff, was not pleased with the printing of his pictures in the original 1865 issue of "Alice," and the work had to be reprinted. Moreover, Tenniel found the novelist himself to be much too demanding. As Williams & Madan says, "Dodgson had proved so exact, and exacting, as a critic of the way his requirements were carried out, that Tenniel, when approached about the illustrations for 'Through The Looking-Glass,' declared he was too busy." The firm of Kelly & Sons had one of the longest histories in the London binding trade, having been founded in 1770 by John Kellie, as the name was then spelled. The firm was continued by successive members of the family into the 1930s. William Henry Kelly helped to develop the company in the first half of the 19th century, and he was succeeded by William Henry Kelly, Jr., then Henry Kelly, and finally Hubert Kelly, who took control in 1892. Though the bindery would never be considered among the two or three outstanding workshops, it produced consistently high quality bindings; some evidence of this can be seen in the fact that the sale catalogue of the distinguished Chevalier collection included three books bound by Kelliegram. The contents here are in pleasing condition, especially given the work's juvenile audience, and the binding is like new.

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        Stieler's Hand-Atlas. Handatlas über alle Theile der Erde und über das Weltgebäude. Vorbericht. 90 Blatt Titel + 89 Karten meist farbig oder grezkoloriert alle in Stahlstich. Komplett

      Justus Perthes. Karten von 1872, 1873 u.1874, Gotha. - Folio, 40 x 48 cm, halbe Blattgröße Vorbericht 11 S. Erläuterungen vorgeheftet. 1 Bl. Inhaltsverzeichnis, 1 farbiges Titelblatt in Stahlstich ( dieses randfleckig u. 89 meist farbige Karten in Stahlstich (ungefaltet) mit vielen Nebenkarten, Karten nur wenige etwas randfleckig. Ohldr. ( Halbleder mit goldgeprägtem Deckel. Leder-Rücken oben etwas ausgerissen u. etwas brüchig. Karten fast alle in gutem Zustand. Inhalt: Himmelskarten (No.2-5). Erdkarten und grössere Theile der Erde (No.6-14). Europa, Deutschland, Österreich (Nr.15-29). Südliches und westliches Europa (Nr.30-43). Nördliches und östliches Europa (Nr.44-57). Asien (Nr.58-67). Afrika (Nr.68-72). Australien und Polynesien (Nr.73-77). Amerika (Nr.78-90) 17 Sprache: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Fatal Armlet: a Legend of Ellichpoor, Deccan

      1872 - by Meadows Taylor, Author of ?Confessions of a Thug.? [A reprint.] First separate edition. 8vo., original mauvewrappers serving as a title page. Bombay: printed at the Industrial Press. This story was first published in 1841 inThe Keepsake, edited by Lady Blessington, and this copy of the extremely rare Bombay reprint of it is inscribed by the author in a very shaky hand ?Written at the request of Lady Blessington for her keepsake of 1839 by Meadows Taylor.? British Library copy only reported by COPAC, and no copy [!] reported by OCLC.

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        Botany of the Speke and Grant Expedition.

      London: Taylor and Francis,, 1872[-5]. An Enumeration of the Plants collected during the Journey of the Late Captain J. H. Speke and Captain (now Lieut-Col.) J. A. Grant from Zanzibar to Egypt. The Determinations and Descriptions by Professor Oliver and Others connected with the Herbarium, Royal Gardens, Kew; with an Introductory Preface, Alphabetical List of Native Names, and Notes by J. Augustus Grant. Forming Vol. XXIX of the Transactions of the Linnean Society of London. 3 parts in 1 volume, quarto (285 x 215 mm). Contemporary blue-green half morocco, raised bands gilt to spine forming compartments, gilt title direct to second, recent cloth sides, new endpapers and cloth inner hinges, edges sprinkled red. Folding map coloured in outline, 136 lithographic plates by W. H. Fitch. Spine, joints and tips slight rubbed, short chip to head of front joint, text-block toned, presentation inscription faintly offset to slightly spotted title page, occasional mild foxing, slightly stronger to plate 1, which has a small hole from the erasure of a pencilled annotation, the image unaffected, plates 125-9 slightly creased at upper outer corner. A very good copy. First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Grant to African explorer Sir John Kirk on a panel from the original wrappers bound to face the title page: "My dear Kirk, I avail myself of the oppty of Sir Bartle Frere to send you Part I of the Botany of the 'Speke & Grant Expedition' and hope that future travellers will will [sic] find some advantage from it, yours sincerely, J. A. Grant, 7 Park Sq, 17 Mar. 1872". Kirk (1832-1922), physician and naturalist, was Livingstone's chief assistant on the second Zambesi expedition (1858-63). He collected a considerable number of botanical specimens during the journey, and these laid the foundations for the voluminous, government-sponsored Flora of Tropical Africa (1868–1917). In 1866 he was appointed vice-consul, Zanzibar. Sir Bartle Frere was despatched to the island in 1872 to help him negotiate a treaty for the suppression of the slave trade with Sultan Barghash bin Said, an agreement which established Kirk as the island's de facto ruler. Grant himself has gone down as a figure "somewhat underrated, perhaps because, although a member of the successful Nile expedition of 1860–63, he did not himself visit the actual source of the river. Yet his scientific approach, his remarkable written and visual records of east Africa, and his later career mark him out as a considerable figure" (ODNB). His researches on the Nile expedition, conducted under difficult conditions, earned him the Royal Geographical Society Gold Medal, and his specimens are handsomely depicted by the lithographs of W. H. Fitch, who was the outstanding botanical artist of his day.

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        Through The Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

      Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1872. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition, first issue with "wade" on p.21, second line of "Jabberwocky". Emerald green cloth lines and lettered in gilt and with round gilt decoration of the Queen of Hearts front cover. 224 pp. With 50 illustrations by John Tenniel. Bright, tight example, all gilt bright, touch of faint spotting in a a couple places, very light wear to the cloth at the spine extremities. 1873 pencil ownership inscription first blank.

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        Deduction of the Title to Harlem Commons, and Abstract of the Title of Dudley Selden

      New York: De Puy, Holmes & Company, 1872. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Contemporary flexible cloth boards. (73)pp. Attractive small broadside for seller of rare books, R.D. Cooke, dated July 1886, tipped to front pastedown. Possibly Cooke took over the remainder from De Puy, Holmes & Company. Bottom corner a little bumped, tiny tears to the edge of a few pages, very good.

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        Picturesque America.

      New York: Appleton, 1872.(). Two vols. 568, 576 pp. 50 engraved plates plus many wood-engravings. 4to. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Clean internally with some scattered foxing. Original gilt stamped tooled leather binding with some defects: worn spots and losses of dyed leather.

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        Zanzibar: City, Island, and Coast.

      London Tinsley Brothers 1872 - First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., xii, [i], 503; vi, [i], 519pp., folding map (withshort tear), 4 plans, 11 plates. Partly unopened, a few light spots, original brown cloth gilt, pictorial vignettes gilt to upper covers, lower cover of second volume with 4cm tear neatly repaired, neat repairs to extremities, an very good example of an uncommon title. Scarce. Burton's long-lost, vast manuscript on Zanzibar, reappeared many years after its writing, affording Burton the opportunity of reliving his old Nile failure, and also the chance to write a serious appraisal of Speke's character and death. Beneath Zanzibar's exotic exterior, Burton found a state of near anarchy, disease, squalor, and a shamelessly open slave trade. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Das malerische und romantische Westphalen

      2. umgearb. Aufl. Schöningh Vlg. Paderborn. 1872. VI, 366 S. gr.8. m. 28 Stahlstichen (komplett, u.a:Corvey, Höxter, Dortmund) und 56 Holzschnitten im Text. (einige Stahlstiche m. Stockflecken)(1 Rü.-Gelenk leicht brüchig, geklebt). Goldschnitt. Orig.-Leinen m. Goldaufdruck und Blindprägung-2/3)Bild vom Einband.

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        Unexplored Syria Visits to the Libanus, The Tulul El Safa, The Anti-Libanus, The Northern Libanus and the 'Alah

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1872. First edition. Lithographic frontispiece to each vol., folding map, 25 other lithographic plates (11 of which are) folding. 2 vols. 8vo. Contemporary half brown morocco and cloth sides, t.e.g. Front joint of vol. I tender, headcap and joints of vol. II rubbed; short tape repair to verso of one fold of map, still a very good set. First edition. Lithographic frontispiece to each vol., folding map, 25 other lithographic plates (11 of which are) folding. 2 vols. 8vo. Account of the lands and tribes of Syria, written by Burton and Drake while Burton was British consul in Damascus. Drake had walked from the Sinai through desert Palestine with Edward Palmer on the first surveying expedition of the Palestine Exploration Fund. Burton was dismissed from his post because of opposition to him from the Ottoman governor of Syria and high level intrigue in the British consular service. Penzer pp. 85-88; Blackmer 247; Casada 68

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        Little Joe; a Tale of the Pacific Railway

      London, William Tweedie, [1872]. Duodecimo, [ii] (title leaf), 96 pages plus a frontispiece. Original dark green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and front cover, extensively decorated in black and gilt on the front cover, and in blind at the rear; later inexpertly recased with new endpapers (but retaining the original flyleaves); minor blemishes to the first two sections due to the recasing (including sewing imperfections to the gutters); scattered light foxing and a few mild signs of use and age; a decent copy with a gift inscription from the Brighton & Sussex Band of Hope Union in 1879. Provenance: Edward Edgar Pescott (1872-1954), horticulturalist, naturalist, author and book-collector, with his surname signature in pencil on the title page. In his Bonwick bibliography, published in 1939, Pescott records this item as number 50 ('Little Joe. London, 1862') and marks it as unseen. Clearly he found a copy before he died (in 1954), but very few others have - this is a rarity of the highest calibre. Ferguson 7225 (errors with the date and title, not noting the frontispiece); Pescott 50 (unseen, misdated, incomplete); Muir 774; Featherstone, pages 65-6 (correcting Ferguson).

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      Macmillan, UK 1872 - 38th Thousand 1872. Printed in the same format as the 1st edition but six years later. Illustrated throughout by John Tenniel. Book is very good+ and bright. Spine a little lightened at base. Spine tips and corners lightly rubbed. Boards a little marked and soiled. Contents quite good. Inscription to inner page. A nice example with no restoration or repairs. Un-common thus. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LIBER PRECUM PUBLICARUM Ecclesiae Anglicanae.

      London: Rivington. 1872. Editio altera. Bound by a member of the Guild of Women-Binders in full calf, beautifully and elegantly decorated in blind to the upper board, the spine and lower board left plain. Undecorated calf inner dentelles with the Guild of Women-Binders stamp in blind to the lower inside edge of the upper board, marbled endpapers. All edges stained brown. The binding remains square and firm with some rubbing to the joints and corners. The contents are a little spotted to the prelims and with the occasional finger mark throughout. Previous owner's name and provenance note to the reverse of the front endpaper and front blank. A beautiful piece of crafts[wo]manship, unsigned by the maker. Provenance: Lady Sibbel Mary (nee Lumley), Countess Grosvenor (1855-1929); Harold Lane (Holy Trinity Church, Ripon); Private UK collection. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Botany of the Speke and Grant Expedition. An Enumeration of the Plants collected during the Journey of the Late Captain J. H. Speke and Captain (now Lieut-Col.) J. A. Grant from Zanzibar to Egypt. The Determinations and Descriptions by Professor Oliver and Others connected with the Herbarium, Royal Gardens, Kew; with an Introductory Preface, Alphabetical List of Native Names, and Notes by J. Augustus Grant. Forming Vol. XXIX of the Transactions of the Linnean Society of London.

      London: Taylor and Francis, 1872[-5] - 3 parts in 1 volume, quarto (285 x 215 mm). Contemporary blue-green half morocco, raised bands gilt to spine forming compartments, gilt title direct to second, recent cloth sides, new endpapers and cloth inner hinges, edges sprinkled red. Spine, joints and tips slight rubbed, short ship to head of front joint, text-block toned, presentation inscription faintly offset to slightly spotted title page, occasional mild foxing, slightly stronger to plate 1, which has a small hole from the erasure of a pencilled annotation, the image unaffected, plates 125-9 slightly creased at upper outer corner. A very good copy. Folding map coloured in outline, 136 lithographic plates by W. H. Fitch. First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Grant to African explorer Sir John Kirk on a panel from the original wrappers bound to face the title page: "My dear Kirk, I avail myself of the oppty of Sir Bartle Frere to send you Part I of the Botany of the 'Speke & Grant Expedition' and hope that future travellers will will [sic] find some advantage from it, yours sincerely, J. A. Grant, 7 Park Sq, 17 Mar. 1872". Kirk (1832-1922), physician and naturalist, was Livingstone's chief assistant on the second Zambesi expedition (1858-63). He collected a considerable number of botanical specimens during the journey, and these laid the foundations for the voluminous, government-sponsored Flora of Tropical Africa (1868–1917). In 1866 he was appointed vice-consul, Zanzibar. Sir Bartle Frere was despatched to the island in 1872 to help him negotiate a treaty for the suppression of the slave trade with Sultan Barghash bin Said, an agreement which established Kirk as the island's de facto ruler. Grant himself has gone down as a figure "somewhat underrated, perhaps because, although a member of the successful Nile expedition of 1860–63, he did not himself visit the actual source of the river. Yet his scientific approach, his remarkable written and visual records of east Africa, and his later career mark him out as a considerable figure" (ODNB). His researches on the Nile expedition, conducted under difficult conditions, earned him the Royal Geographical Society Gold Medal, and his specimens are handsomely depicted by the lithographs of W. H. Fitch, who was the outstanding botanical artist of his day. Nissen BBI 1468; Howgego IV S54. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Schmiedearbeiten aus den Besten Werkstätten Der Gegenwart. Ausgeführte Vorbilder für Die Praxis in Zeichnungen und Photographischen Aufnahmen.

      Berlin: Ernst Wasmuth, 1872. Folio, half-title, title, plate list [iv], and 80 b&w plates with captions and single ruled borders. Disbound leaves housed in a quarter blue cloth portfolio with printed paper boards, blue strip affixed to the backstrip with title stamped in silver, and blue cloth ties. Portfolio is a bit shaken and foxed, internally very good with only minor foxing to outer margins. A scarce set of plates which feature photos of many beautifully wrought iron works in Germany.

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        The Origin of Species, by Means of Natural Selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life

      London: John Murray, 1872. Sixth edition, thirteenth thousand, 8vo, xxi, (i), 458 pp. Folding plate, armorial bookplate, pencilled signature to title page. Original gilt titled green cloth, some rubbing to corners otherwise a handsome copy. Freeman 393. The third issue of the sixth edition, which had a new chapter (VII) and a glossary by W.S. Dallas, and had appeared earlier in the same year.

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        Locomotion. An Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Movements. 1872-1885.

      Author's Edition. Philadelphia, published under the Auspices of the University of Pennsylvania, plates printed by the Photo-Gravure Company, 1887. in folio grande, 5 callotipi su carta con le tavole 89 (Nude Male Ascending Stairs), 92 (Nude Female Ascending Stairs), 616 (Horse and rider, trotting more rapidly), 626 (A third horse and rider, running, including several frames with all 4 hooves off the ground) e 739 (Camel walking). Ognuna riporta il Copyright di Muybridge, titolo, data e numero della plate stampati al recto; conservate entro astuccio moderno in mezzo marocchino blu, titolo oro al dorso, carta marmorizzata ai piatti. Il fotografo inglese Eadweard Muybridge (1830–1904) fu un pioniere negli studi visivi della locomozione umana e animale. Nel 1872 fu invitatto dall'ex governatore della California Leland Stanford a confermare una propria ipotesi sul galoppo del cavallo. Muybridge inventò un complesso sistema di 24 fotocamere, sistemate parallelamente lungo il tracciato, con rilascio elettrico dell'otturatore. In questo modo dimostrò che in effetti il cavallo solleva gli zoccoli dal terreno contemporaneamente, ma non nella posizione di completa estensione, come era comunemente raffigurato. Per i tre decenni successivi, Muybridge continuò la sua ricerca per documentare in maniera esaustiva numerosi aspetti del movimento animale e umano, fotografando centinaia di cavalli e altri animali, così come altri soggetti nudi o avvolti in un drappo e impegnati in svariate attività come correre, camminare, tirare pugni, fare scherma e scendere le scale (quest'ultimo studio ispirò il famoso dipinto di Marcel Duchamp del 1912, Nudo che scende le scale). Muybridge è considerato un precursore del cinema, in quanto utilizzò la tecnica della cronofotografia per studiare il movimento e progettò lo Zoopraxiscopio, che permise la visione delle immagini proiettate a più persone contemporaneamente. Esemplari con lievi usuali tracce di ossidatura per lo più nei margini.. Grolier, Truthful Lens, 123. Parr/Badger, The Photobook I, 52..

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        [Manuscript]: A Reconstruction Era Manuscript Journal and Related Scrapbooks of Andrew J. Haynes of Missouri, circa 1866-72. Three Volumes

      (Callaway County, Missouri), 1872. Good. Three volumes. Folios. Quarter-bound in contemporary leather and marbled paper over boards. Each volume with Haynes ownership signature and address in ink: "Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri / Scientia est Potentia," and the journal with a bookseller's ink stamp: "Mack & Bro. Dealers in Books and Stationery, Sedalia, Missouri." Wear to the boards and leather spine backs, one scrapbook ledger with both boards detached, else overall good or better.Three related volumes by Andrew J. Haynes, in which he sets forth his critical views on Negro suffrage, radical Republicans, the standing of women, and other political and social issues relating to the 1868 Presidential election and other controversial Reconstruction era policies. The main journal volume consists of approximately 196 manuscript pages of Haynes's writings and notes, most dating from 1866-72, and include a few earlier and later entries. The two accompanying scrapbooks consist of about 100 and 75 pages respectively, most with newspaper articles pasted on both sides of each sheet. Some articles have manuscript notes by Haynes; both of the scrapbook ledgers were also used by Haynes to write letter drafts and keep financial accounts from the 1860s through the early 1880s. Most of the articles are contemporary Reconstruction related political speeches and commentaries, including, for example, George William Curtis's speech on "Woman Suffrage" at the New York Constitutional Convention. Although not much is known about Haynes, he was about 20 in 1868 (as noted below), and he is recorded on the Union regimental roster of the 49th Missouri Volunteer Infantry, Company F, at age 17.Haynes opens the main journal volume with a series of handwritten articles addressed to the "Editors, Telegraph" which he signs using the pseudonym of the famous 18th Century anonymous polemicist: "Junius." The articles date from 1868, written prior to the November election, when Haynes was about 20. In the first: "A View of the Situation; The Presidential Campaign -- Negro Suffrage," Haynes admits that he is not "an eligible voter, on account of minority of age," yet he is compelled to speak out publicly against "those that have engulfed our country with discussions of so pernicious a nature -- so destructive to individual freedom and civil rights ... ." In this and two other signed articles he attacks the Freedmen's Bureau, the radical Republicans, and Congress in particular for enacting laws that are "tending to destroy ... the heredity rights of a large portion of the lawful voter of our states ... ." And he makes the case in support of the Democratic ticket of Seymour and Blair against Grant and Colfax:"If they [Grant and Colfax] are elected, they and Congress will transfer to the negro the rights that white men only should enjoy, your rights as jurors, legislators and electors, and declare you ineligible. But the time would come, when the perfidy and heartlessness of those Jacobins would be exposed to the public gaze, and then -- the tocsin would sound -- war! war!! Impotent and affected advocates of the principals of Radicalism may ask: How do we know these measures would bring war? The answer is very easily given. The people of this nation are too intelligent and noble to submit to such an aggression by their ex-slaves; consequently they would suppress the aforesaid privileges, and there inevitability would follow war, bloody and exterminative."He also writes at length about the status of women in American society and women's suffrage. In his third article: "Woman -- What she is and Her Destiny" he makes the case that "woman is the nobler" sex; and that "She it is that has shaped, strengthened and caused to be developed those master minds" of the Western canon. Also included in the journal are two orations (dating from 1866 and 1869), that Haynes "delivered at Westminster College, Fulton, Mo.," and several other writings and notes on various topics, including a "Dissertation on the Study of the Law" dating from when he entered law school in 1867.An historically important and rare primary resource representing the views of many who nearly defeated Ulysses Grant in the Nation's first presidential election after the Civil War.

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        History of the First Bushmen's Club in the Australian Colonies, established at Adelaide, South Australia. Compiled from various sources, and furnishing in detail its origin and progress up to the present year, 1872; also miscellaneous readings, letters, etc

      Adelaide, 'published by Superintendent of Club', 1872. Octavo, viii, [9]-408 pages (the last 8 being advertisements) plus 2 frontispiece lithographs ('Present Bushmen's Home' and 'Proposed Bushmen's Home'). Flush-cut dark blue cloth over thin boards, with the short title in gilt on the front cover; cloth lightly marked and rubbed at the extremities; spine a little sunned; inner hinges cracked but firm; very occasional foxing, slightly heavier on the edges and endpapers; small light stain in the front gutter; an excellent copy. The name of the anonymous author, a cousin of the somewhat more famous Victor, is added in pencil on the title page. Ferguson 10643 (recording only 'blue morocco cloth boards'). 'By 1866 a ravaging northern drought accelerated the need to succour bush workers, who were often victims of their own excesses and were preyed upon between jobs. Hugo pressed for a "bushmen's home", like a seamen's home, as a quiet, sober refuge. Opposition came from those who saw it as a squatters' movement, but his canvassing, bushmen's subscriptions and philanthropic support enabled the home to open in Whitmore Square, Adelaide, in May 1870' (Australian Dictionary of Biography).

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        Manuscript, working draft, entitled "The Franco- Prussian War, its causes & probable Consequences"

      1872. 104 numbered leaves; written in in on folded sheets, with text on right-hand side, notes and corrections on left. With numerous corrections and deletions. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo (6 x 8 inches0. Fine. 104 numbered leaves; written in in on folded sheets, with text on right-hand side, notes and corrections on left. With numerous corrections and deletions. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo (6 x 8 inches0. A very early and well-written analysis by an amateur historian*, shortly afer the cessation of hostilities. The author begins: "It is but a few months since Europe saw the end of a struggle of which history affords so example. There have been fiercer battles fought, larger territories involved in the conflict, but never was there witnessed a more futile pretext for war, blind imprudence in the aggressor, or more consummate generalship & complete success on the opposite side ..." *Possibly by an American, given references to Abraham Lincoln, the American Revolution, "the freest nation in the world", etc). A good candidatate might possibly be Henry Percy Litchfield (see OCLC 10644238), of Long Island, whose papers are in George Washington U with the Litchfield family papers, and whose privately printed book THE FRANCO-GERMAN WAR OF 1870 (Gracehill, Brooklyn, L.I., 1872) was among the earliest studies of the war.

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        Oriental landscape.

      Oil on wood, 42 x 60 cm. Un libro dedicato all'artista Vito Perona. - E' stato pubblicato in questi giorni un pregevole volume sul pittore ternano Vito Perona scritto da Mino Valeri e Claudia Sensi, con presentazione di Sandro Salvi. Si tratta di un'opera di particolare valore storico-documentario in quanto di Perona non si avevano notizie. L'artista, infatti, nato a Terni nel 1872, da giovanissimo aveva lasciato la città natale percorrendo un itinerario che lo aveva portato inizialmente a Parigi, quindi in Marocco, Tunisia e successivamente negli Stati Uniti e America Latina. Proprio questo suo peregrinare nei vari continenti, ha causato la dispersione di notizie biografiche e della sua stessa produzione artistica. E' stato, quindi, particolarmente difficoltoso per gli autori del volume, recuperare documenti inediti e un piccolo "corpus" di suoi dipinti. Pittore di impronta figurativa con uno stile fortemente personalizzato, Vito Perona ha espresso una produzione di particolare valenza estetica come testimoniano anche i successi che hanno arriso alle sue mostre tenute a Parigi e Bruxelles, a Mosca ed Algeri, in Canada nonché Argentina e Brasile. Il volume di Mino Valeri e Claudia Sensi ricostruisce le vicende storiche ed artistiche che è stato possibile reperire e comprende, oltre a saggi critici dei due autori, la documentazione a colori di una serie di dipinti e vari documenti d'epoca. I testi sono stati anche riportati in lingua portoghese, tradotti da Orfila Veronica Gobbi, in considerazione del fatto che Vito Perona ha trascorso gli ultimi anni della sua vita in Brasile, dov'è morto nel 1957 ed è sepolto nel cimitero di Belo Horizonte. Il volume, di pregio bibliografico, è fuori commercio. KEYWORDS:maps.

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        El Digesto del Emperador Justiniano, traducido y publicado en el siglo anterior por D. Bartolomé A. Rodríguez de Fonseca. Nueva edición aumentada con la traducción de los proemios, completada y revisada con arreglo a los textos más autorizados de las ediciones modernas. Le publican D. Manuel Gómez Marín y D. Pascual Gil Gómez Tomos I-II y III

      Imprenta de Ramón Vicente - 1872-1874, Madrid - 29x23 cm. 3 tomos (obra completa). Encuadernación holandesa gúaflex moderna (muda). Texto a dos columnas, alternándose el latin y su traducción en castellano. Interior muy limpio. Tomo I: Conserva portadilla y portada y la cubierta original posterior. Tomo II: Conserva las cubiertas originales y la portadilla y portada. En las últimas páginas presenta una pequeña mancha de humedad en el margen inferior, en la unión de páginas, que afecta mínimamente al texto, pero no impide su lectura. Tomo III: Conserva portadilla, con falta mínima de papel (sin afectar al texto y portada). En dos hojas hay una pequeña falta de papel (unos 6 cm2) que se provocó durante la reencuadernación, porque se ve el trocito que falta dentro de la unión. 736-715-864 pp. En español. Book in spanish. El pago contrarrembolso lleva un recargo de 3,25 euros. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Festungskrieg im Feldzuge gegen Frankreich 1870-1871 Mit 19 lithographiretn Plänen

      Berlin, Gustav Hempel, 1872.. Crown quarto. Pp. vi, 271. Plus 19 fine lithograph maps, some of which are folding, bound at end. Hardcover, bound in contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards, green vellum French corners, spine with false raised bands between compartments, gilt lettering direct; boards were partly detached at one time and inner hinges were expertly strengthened and joints mended; old military institutional stamps to title-page and verso of maps, discreet magnetic strip at bottom of one page, even browning to some maps, some spotting. Withal a respectful tome in good condition. ~ First edition. Very rare. Jordan 3768; Baldamus II, 52. See also: B. E. Palat: "Bibliographie générale de la guerre de 1870-1871" (Paris, 1896), p. 464. The charm of this book lies in the wonderful lithographic maps which clearly were not meant to serve as mere carriers of information but to provide charm and elegance due to their artistic merit. Six of the maps have a hole dug into them close to the blank margin, probably a rodent's activity, with very minor loss. They were all expertly restored by professional hand. One has the repair clearly in the blank margin and two others in practically blank areas of the image.

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        Mannshohes Plakat eines nahezu unbekannten (Affen-)Zirkus’: Im Circus am Karlsplatze . Zwei grosse brillante Vorstellungen . des Circus en miniature. Die Truppe besteht aus 40 vierfüssigen Künstlern, und zwar aus schottischen Ponys von der kleinsten Race Europas, Affen, Hunden und Ziegen. (Unterzeichner:) Franz Liphard aus Hamburg, ehemaliges Mitglied des „Circus Renz".

      München, (1872). - Plakat in 2 noch nicht zusammen gesetzten Teilen (jeweils ca. 80 x 57 cm, Höhe x Breite). Mit einem großen (24 x 34 cm) und drei kleineren Holzschnitten. Auf grünem Papier gedruckt. Mehrfach gefaltet, aber unbesehen dessen vorzüglich erhalten. Ungewöhnlich gut erhaltenes Plakat in zwei Teilen, mannshoch wenn zusammengesetzt. – Franz Liphard vermerkt auf seinen Anschlagzetteln seine Herkunft aus Hamburg und bezeichnet sich stolz als „ehemaliges Mitglied des ‚Circus Renz’". Mit seinem „Circus en miniature" gastierte er am Münchener Karlsplatz und gab Vorstellungen mit dressierten Tieren; sein Ensemble bestand aus „40 vierfüßigen Künstlern, und zwar aus schottischen Ponnys, von der kleinsten Race Europas, Affen, Hunden und Ziegen". Anstelle von Akrobaten fungierten in den Affentheatern wie der abgebildete Holzschnitt schön zeigt, oftmals Affen und Meerkatzen, das menschliche Personal beschränkte sich zumeist darauf, Hilfestellungen zu leisten. Das Unternehmen von Franz Liphard scheint recht kurzlebig gewesen zu sein, wir können nur Auftritte im Jahr 1872 nachweisen. 1001 g

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        EREWHON OR OVER THE RANGE

      Trübner & Co., London 1872 - Hinges weakening. Boards with light rubbing to extremities. ; Brown boards with black lettering and black design (a bit faded). A brilliant example of 19th century utopian novels ; 8vo; 246 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE.

      - A Rural Painting of the Dutch School. By the author of 'Desperate Remedies'. In two volumes. Pp. [iv]+216(last blank)+ [iv]+216; f'cap. 8vo; later dark green half leather (roan?), spines lettered in gilt, nineteenth century marbled papered boards, rubbed, edges lightly worn; all edges sprinkled red; later endpapers; a few leaves faintly creased, a couple of small edge chips, scattered light foxing and soiling; Tinsley Brothers, London, 1872. First edition. Purdy p. 6; Sadleir 1117. *Lacking the half-titles. Published anonymously in an edition believed to be of 500 copies, Hardy's second published novel contains portions of his discarded novel, \i The Poor Man and the Lady . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atlas der Griechischen Kunstmythologie

      Leipzig: Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann, 1872. Hardbound. VG. Red library buckram. Title page, followed by 5 sheets of Index to the 17 (of 18 called for) immense, engraved, lithographed plates that follow. Plate VIII has been removed. A very large volume that will require special shipping arrangements, measuring approximately 23" x 33" The acquisition date written in pencil is 1874, written on the verso. Contains delightful illustrations of figures of Greek mythology. "Atlas" in this case means a volume of illustrated plates, not maps. This Atlas volume was published to accompany two other volumes published at this time which are not present. An additional 7 or perhaps 8 plates were published at a later date.

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        Il Morgagni Giornale indirizzato al progresso della medicina

      Tipografia Italiana - Napoli, NAPOLI 1872 - Il Morgagni - Giornale indirizzato al progresso della medicina ITALIANO Fascicolo intonso della seconda metà del XIX secolo in stato discreto, coperta in cartoncino, alcuni segni del tempo, fioritura su piatti e tagli, quest'ultimi poco bruniti, quello di piede con barbe, pagine con margini lievemente bruniti. Dispensa XI e XII, anno XIV, 1872 de Il Morgagni - Giornale indirizzato al progresso della medicina, diretto dal Prof. Salvatore Tommasi.

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        A JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH

      1872 - [the TRUE first American] With Fifty-two Illustrations by Riou. New York: Scribner, Welford and Company | London: Griffith & Farran, 1872. 8 pp undated ads [G&F, in sterling]. Original orange cloth decorated in black and gilt. First British Edition (and first edition in the English language) -- this being a copy of THE HITHERTO-UNKNOWN AMERICAN ISSUE. Griffith & Farran of London first published this science fiction tale in English in November 1871 (but post-dated it 1872); the first edition printed in America, using this same translation, has long been known to be the one by Scribner Armstrong & Co., published in late 1873 (and so dated). Griffith & Farran's first edition was priced at an astronomical seven pounds per copy -- which may be why today it is, in our experience, THE scarcest British edition of any Jules Verne book.~ The present copy is from that first edition by Griffith & Farran -- with the G&F decorative binding (erroneously claiming 53 illustrations, disagreeing with the title page's correct 52) and the G&F ads. However, what sets this copy apart is that it has a cancel title leaf, on which the publisher is "New York: Scribner, Welford and Company | London: Griffith & Farran", followed by the date 1872.~Charles Welford first went to London in 1864 to begin buying English books for Charles Scribner (as his London agent); he would arrange with a London publisher to have a small number of copies of a British novel exported to America, which copies would bear a cancel title leaf reading (in 1871) "Scribner, Welford and Company". (It would be in 1872 that "Scribner Armstrong & Co." was formed -- and "Scribner Welford & Armstrong" for books imported from London; in mid-1878 Armstrong retired, and the firms' names changed to "Charles Scribner's Sons" and "Scribner & Welford" -- the latter of which continued to import books (such as G. A. Henty's) until the International Copyright Act was passed in 1891, making such importation no longer necessary.)~One other Verne book was imported into America bearing Welford's name -- MERIDIANA, in 1873; it is estimated that as few as 50 copies of that title were imported, as it is an extremely scarce book. Inasmuch as NO other copy of the "Welford" JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH has surfaced until now, 50 copies would clearly be on the high side of any estimate, with 10 or 12 being quite possible.~This copy is bound in orange cloth (green was also used for the G&F edition, but we don't know if any "Welford" copies were bound in that color). The volume appears quite clean and bright, though it has been recased in its original binding, with newer orange cloth added in behind (in effect providing new strong joints); the original endpapers are present, and all 52 plates are present. Taves & Michaluk V002 (not citing the existence of American copies such as this). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Aida Opera in quattro atti Versi di A. Ghislanzoni. Diritto di traduzione riservato Canto e pianoforte in quarto = Franchi 50. [Piano-vocal score]

      Edizioni Ricordi [PN 42602], Milano 1872 - Octavo. Full modern dark red simulated leather with titling gilt to spine. 1f. (polychrome title within elaborate decorative borders lithographed by Doyen in Turin), [1] (named cast list for the first performances in Cairo and Milan), [2] (note regarding the piano reduction), [3]-20 (libretto), 1f. (table of contents), iv, 289, [i] (blank) pp. Lithographed, pp. 85-88 engraved. Named cast includes Paride Povoleri, Maria Waldman, Teresina Stolz, Giuseppe Fancelli, Ormondo Maini, Francesco Pandolfini, and Luigi Vistarini in Milan and Tommaso Costa, Eleonora Grossi, Antonietta Pozzoni, Pietro Mongini, Paolo Medini, Francesco Steller, snd Stecchi-Bottardi in Cairo. With "Mr. Ferdinando Aldieri Disesse Malta Dicembre 1900 Stagione 1900-190[1]" in manuscript to upper inner corner of p. i. Piano reduction by Franco Faccio.Extensive performance markings and annotations in pencil and red and blue crayon throughout, occasionally slightly cropped. Lower outer corners soiled; some leaves with tears or somewhat crude repairs with some loss, occasionally affecting music; pp. 273-274 bound in upside-down; three small handstamps of the Radio City Opera house to title and occasionally throughout; oval handstamp of the Impresa Real Teatro in Malta to some pages. First Edition, second issue of the first version of the opera. Hopkinson 62A(a). Fuld p. 590. Chusid p. 12. Crawford (third issue) p. 565.Verdi's Aida was first performed in Cairo at the Cairo Opera House on December 24, 1871. The Italian première, to which Verdi devoted great attention, took place in Milan at the Teatro alla Scala on February 8, 1872."There is. one important aspect in which Aida remains the most radical and 'modern' of Verdi's scores: its use of local colour. Aida, constantly alluding to its ambience in harmony and instrumentation, is the one Verdi opera that could not conceivably be transported to another geographical location. In this respect it was an important indication of the influence local colour would come to have over fin-de-siècle opera, and an object lesson on the delicacy and control with which this colour could be applied to the standard forms and expressive conventions of Italian opera." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online.An interesting copy with an important provenance, from the Royal Opera House in Valletta, Malta. Aida was first performed there on October 15, 1877. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La pisciculture et la pêche en Chine . Représentant les principaux instruments de pisciculture et engins de pêche employés par les Chinois et quelques nouvelles espèces de poissons recueillies en Chine. Précédé d'une introduction sur la pisciculture par le Dr. J. L. Soubeiran. Paris, Librairie de G. Masson, 1872.

      1872 1872 - Folio. Pp. (vi), x, 195, (1). With 51 lithographed plates (complete). Copy with wide margins. Contemporary brown morocco, ruled in gilt, spine richly gilt with five raised bands, marbled endpapers, corners worn. Provenance: Bibliotheca Tiliana with bookplate and small stamps at beginning and end. First edition of this magnificent work which is the first substantial work on the subject. Dabry de Thiersant was French consul in Shanghai and Canton in the 1860s and an active collector of zoological specimens during this time. His work treats the fishing culture in China including descriptions of fishing gear and different species of fish. Thirty-six of the plates depict numerous illustrations of fishing nets and other equipment, and the other plates illustrate a vast number of various types of fish accompanied with detailed descriptions. Dabry de Thiersant found 850 different species of fish in the Far East, of which many were unknown to European naturalists at the time. Some light staining to the plates but overall a wonderful copy of a scare title. Not in Löwendahl. Cordier BS 1537. Nissen ZB1, 1018. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Aida Opera in quattro atti Versi di A. Ghislanzoni... Diritto di traduzione riservato Canto e pianoforte in quarto = Franchi 50. [Piano-vocal score]

      Milano: Edizioni Ricordi [PN 42602], 1872. First Edition, second issue of the first version of the opera. Hopkinson 62A(a). Fuld p. 590. Chusid p. 12. Crawford (third issue) p. 565. Verdi's Aida was first performed in Cairo at the Cairo Opera House on December 24, 1871. The Italian première, to which Verdi devoted great attention, took place in Milan at the Teatro alla Scala on February 8, 1872. "There is... one important aspect in which Aida remains the most radical and 'modern' of Verdi's scores: its use of local colour. Aida, constantly alluding to its ambience in harmony and instrumentation, is the one Verdi opera that could not conceivably be transported to another geographical location. In this respect it was an important indication of the influence local colour would come to have over fin-de-siècle opera, and an object lesson on the delicacy and control with which this colour could be applied to the standard forms and expressive conventions of Italian opera." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online. An interesting copy with an important provenance, from the Royal Opera House in Valletta, Malta. Aida was first performed there on October 15, 1877.. Octavo. Full modern dark red simulated leather with titling gilt to spine. 1f. (polychrome title within elaborate decorative borders lithographed by Doyen in Turin), [1] (named cast list for the first performances in Cairo and Milan), [2] (note regarding the piano reduction), [3]-20 (libretto), 1f. (table of contents), iv, 289, [i] (blank) pp. Lithographed, pp. 85-88 engraved. Named cast includes Paride Povoleri, Maria Waldman, Teresina Stolz, Giuseppe Fancelli, Ormondo Maini, Francesco Pandolfini, and Luigi Vistarini in Milan and Tommaso Costa, Eleonora Grossi, Antonietta Pozzoni, Pietro Mongini, Paolo Medini, Francesco Steller, snd Stecchi-Bottardi in Cairo. With "Mr. Ferdinando Aldieri Disesse Malta Dicembre 1900 Stagione 1900-190[1]" in manuscript to upper inner corner of p. i. Piano reduction by Franco Faccio. Extensive performance markings and annotations in pencil and red and blue crayon throughout, occasionally slightly cropped. Lower outer corners soiled; some leaves with tears or somewhat crude repairs with some loss, occasionally affecting music; pp. 273-274 bound in upside-down; three small handstamps of the Radio City Opera house to title and occasionally throughout; oval handstamp of the Impresa Real Teatro in Malta to some pages.

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        Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In. A delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-falls, shores, cañons, valleys, cities, and other picturesque features of our country. With Illustrations on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists.

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1872–4 - 2 volumes, quarto (312 × 239mm). Publisher's brown hard-grain full morocco, decorative blind-tooled and gilt lettered spines, elaborate floriate borders on sides, gilt lettered on front covers, all edges gilt, richly gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, A few scrapes to bindings, occasional thumbing but an excellent set. Steel-engraved frontispieces and vignette titles, 45 steel-engraved plates, numerous wood-engraved illustrations in the text. First edition of this monumental work of celebratory Americana, edited by the American Romantic poet William Cullen Bryant. The majority of the superb plates were engraved by Robert Hinshelwood, a Scottish engraver who emigrated to America in 1835 where he established a considerable reputation for his work on landscapes. His painstaking and highly detailed work was much appreciated not only by the publishing houses that employed him, such as Appleton's and Harper's, but also by the Continental Bank Note Company who for a time employed him producing plates for currency. In her recent study of Picturesque America, the historian of American graphic arts, Sue Rainey, notes that the book "enabled Americans, after the trauma of the Civil War, to construct a national self-image based on reconciliation between North and South and incorporation of the West" (Creating Picturesque America, 2001, p. xiii). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Aida Opera in quattro atti Versi di A. Ghislanzoni. Diritto di traduzione riservato Canto e pianoforte in quarto = Franchi 50. [Piano-vocal score.]

      Edizioni Ricordi [PNs 42486-42502], Milano 1872 - Folio. Half contemporary mid-tan leather with green pebbled paper boards, spine in gilt-ruled compartments, titling gilt, original publisher's upper wrapper illustrated in color bound in. 1f. (recto polychrome title with elaborate decorative borders lithographed by Doyen in Turin, verso blank, 1f. (recto named cast list for the first performances in Milan and Cairo, verso table of contents with plate and page numbers), iv, 293, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved.Named cast includes Paride Povoleri, Maria Waldman, Teresina Stolz, Giuseppe Fancelli, Ormondo Maini, Francesco Pandolfini, and Luigi Vistarini for the Milan performance and Tommaso Costa, Eleonora Grossi, Antonietta Pozzoni, Pietro Mongini, Paolo Medini, Francesco Steller, and Stecchi-Bottardi for the Cairo performance.Verso of title with a late 19th-century female singer's manuscript list of performances of Aida (in which she sang a priestess, and later Aida) in German cities in ink in a German hand. With frequent performance annotations and German text underlay in pencil, crayon, and brown and purple ink in several late 19th-century hands.Binding quite worn; wrapper reinforced, with some loss to outer margin; endpapers somewhat browned and foxed. Some browning, foxing, soiling, and staining, heavier to outer leaves; upper margins of some leaves dampstained; some minor repairs, occasionally affecting music. First Quarto Edition, second issue, with "PARIGI-ESCUDIER" to foot of title and the "Preludio" paginated in Roman numerals. Rare. Hopkinson 62A(b). Fuld, p. 590. Crawford p. 567. Verdi's Aida was first performed in Cairo at the Opera House in December 24, 1871. The Italian première, to which Verdi devoted great attention, took place in Milan at the Teatro alla Scala on February 8, 1872."There is. one important aspect in which Aida remains the most radical and 'modern' of Verdi's scores: its use of local colour. Aida, constantly alluding to its ambience in harmony and instrumentation, is the one Verdi opera that could not conceivably be transported to another geographical location. In this respect it was an important indication of the influence local colour would come to have over fin-de-siècle opera, and an object lesson on the delicacy and control with which this colour could be applied to the standard forms and expressive conventions of Italian opera." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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