The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1872

        Griechische Literaturgeschichte in 4 Banden (4 Volumes)

      Berlin: Weidmannsche Buchhandlung 1872 - 8vo. German language. Quarter bound in black leather. Bound corners. Gilt lettering and decorative bands on spine. Marbled boards. Tight binding and solid boards. Clean, unmarked pages (aside from library sticker and inscriptions on endpages.) This 4 volume collection captures the world of Greek literature through the lens of Theodor Bergk, noted ancient historian. Included are liner notes and criticisms. Minor shelf-wear. Moderate bumping to corners. Slight cracking to spines. Minimal rubbing to boards. Overall, a solid collection in good condition. Ex-library markings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
 1.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Map of the Hermitage Farm and the Norton Estate. Compiled from Authentic Data

      New York:. 1872.. Good + overall. Large hand colored linen backed map of New York City's Hell's Kitchen, extending from the Hudson River at 48th Street in the west, to Seventh Avenue and a portion of Bloomingdale Road in the east. The map shows the area in which the Draft Riots of 1863 took place; 8th Avenue between 39th and 41st Streets for example was blockaded by the local residents. The map shows the entire area which became known as Hell's Kitchen, an area of tenements and rookeries (rough single family homes and shanties converted to multi family use) settled by Irish and German immigrants, who later formed gangs, including "Hell's Kitchen Gang". A cadastral map showing the boundaries and ownership of land parcels. Also shows locations of old roads & buildings, original shoreline and drainage. Oriented to the north, with text at the right. 37 x 22". Very slight loss at right edge, not affecting text; a number of long tears; wear on cloth at bottom edge. OCLC: 50565877 cites only 2 libraries holding this item.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
 2.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Die Geburt der Tragödie aus dem Geiste der Musik

      Leipzig: Verlag von E. W. Fritzsch,, 1872. Octavo (227 × 140 mm). Contemporary green half cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, marbled sides and edges, plain brown endpapers. 4 pp. publisher's adverts for Wagner's works preceding text. Bookplate of the Austrian composer and conductor, and Wagnerian, Siegmund von Hausegger (1872-1948) dated 1906. Fine copy. First edition of Nietzsche's first book, one of 800 copies printed, the Wagnerian musician Siegmund von Hausegger's copy with his bookplate. Written at the age of 28, the book was a result of several early enthusiasms: the author's academic studies in philology, his excitement at Schopenhauer's philosophy, his acquaintance and intense relationship with Wagner, and his disappointment with the contemporary "official" German culture. Here he distinguished between the "Dionysian", pre-Socratic stage and the traditionally-admired "Apollonian" forces of sober and logical order in ancient Greek culture, and located the possibility of a resurrection of Europe's artistic genius in the synthesis of these qualities in Wagner's music. Nietzsche predicted that "The philologists won't read it on account of the music, the musicians won't read it on account of the philology, and the philosophers won't read it on account of the music and the philology". One philologist, the young Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, did read it, and attacked it savagely and repeatedly, marking its reception among scholars for decades.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Commento al Codice Civile del Regno d'Italia.

      Salviucci Forzani Tipografia del Senato, 1872 - 3 volumi rilegati in 8 tomi, pp. DXLVIII; 896; 897 1855; 1856 3312; 1402; 1343; 1080; mezza pergamena con titolo e fregi al dorso. Raro commento al Codice Civile. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIbreria Antiquaria Baduel]
 4.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  

        Pavo Muticus [Javan Peafowl]

      New York: Published for the Author, Daniel Giraud Elliot, 1872. A beautiful image from Elliot's Pheasants, the most splendid of his great monographs. The magnificent size and beautiful colouring of the plates after Joseph Wolf's charcoal drawings reflect the importance which Elliot attached to the Phasianidae. Of all the families in the ornithological system, he regarded it as the one most vital to the human race, "containing within it the species that afford food for thousands of mankind, and also those which are the original source of all the domestic poultry met with throughout the civilized world." Cf. Anker 130; Fine Birds Books (1990), p. 95; Nissen IVB 295; Wood p. 331; Zimmer p. 206. Hand-coloured lithograph, finished with gum arabic, after Joseph Wolf by J. Smit, printed by P.W.M. Trap. Very good condition. Reproduction gilt frame.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 5.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There

      Boston: Lee and Shepard; New York: Lee, Shepard, and Dillingham 1872 - 8vo., red cloth lettered in gilt, with pictorial devices of queens on covers; professionally rebacked with a touch of rubbing to the extremities. First American edition, first issue, with misprint "wade" on page 21; fifty woodcut illustrations by John Tenniel ---- From the library of Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823-1911), with the Unitarian minister's ownership signature "Higginson" on the front flyleaf. One of abolitionist John Brown's secret backers, Higginson wrote numerous articles and books, publicly advocated disunion, commanded the First South Carolina Volunteers (the first government-authorized regiment of ex-slaves mustered into the Union army), and inspirited the reclusive poet Emily Dickinson. An extraordinary association copy [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  



      [Bookseller: David Eastwood]
 7.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Through the Looking Glass: And What Alice Found There , looking-glass , True first edition of the second part of the classic fantasy, with the original reading ("wade" for "wabe") at the end of line 2 of "Jabberwocky" (page 21). Richard Clay London colop,

      Macmillan and Co, London, , 1872 HARDBACK NODJ ISSUED, 1872, . 1st edition, 1st ISSUE. with 1872 on Title pg, Page 21 has wade instead ' wabe'. , VG/VG-, AS-IS, NOJACKET ,8vo. 225 pgs + Advert leaf at end for works of Lewis Carroll. Recent Beautifully rebound full maroon Red Morocco LEATHER BINDING with 5 Raised Bands Spine Cvr with Titles & Publisher in Gold Gilt on Spine, , all outer pgs edges Gold gilt. Gilt lines, gilt lettered to spine cvr. . 5 X 7 1/2 in. Interior nice tight clean light wear Fox ,Richard Clay London colophon Design on Last pg, Although it makes no reference to the events in the earlier book, the themes and settings of Through the Looking-Glass make it a kind of mirror image of Wonderland: the first book begins outdoors, in the warm month of May, on Alice's birthday (May 4),[1] uses frequent changes in size as a plot device, and draws on the imagery of playing cards; the second opens indoors on a snowy, wintry night exactly six months later, on November 4 (the day before Guy Fawkes Night),uses frequent change . First Edition. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: BLUFF PARK RARE BOOKS]
 8.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        Through the Looking-Glass,

      Boston, Lee and Shepard; New York, Lee, Shepard, and Dillingham,, 1872. With Fifty Illustrations by John Tenniel. Octavo. Contemporary red half morocco by Charles E. Lauriat, spine gilt in compartments, red cloth sides, fawn endpapers, top edge gilt. Engravings by John Tenniel throughout. Binding a little rubbed and dulled, endpapers browned from turn-ins, contents toned and a little spotted. A very good copy. First US edition, first issue with sheets from the suppressed first printing and a new title-page; the first obtainable issue. An attractively bound copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 9.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, And what Alice found there.

      Macmillan and co.London.,1872(1871). - FIRST EDITION.8vo.Illustrated with fifty engravings by Tenniel.Previous owners pencil inscription,dated Christmas 1871,on half title page.Very good clean copy in recent binding of full red morocco,raised bands,compartments decorated with gilt stamped Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum and The Mad Hatter (or Hatta,the Kings messenger,as he appears in this book),lettered in gilt.Single gilt ruled border on boards.All edges gilt.: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
 10.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

      Lee & Shepard, Boston 1872 - Repaired at spine with original cloth overlaid, expertly done some time ago. Boards are original. Red cloth with gold title on spine, small illustration of queen on front, different queen on rear board. First American edition with misprint "wade" on page 21, instead of "wabe". Spine is darkened, cloth is worn and scuffed. Cloth worn through at corners. Dark brown endpapers. Fifty illustrations. Binding is tight, pages and illustrations are excellent. Rear endpapers show some cracks at gutter, free endpaper has closed tear. 224p. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Birchwood Books]
 11.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. And what Alice found there

      Macmillan and Co. London. 1872(1871). FIRST EDITION. 8vo. First impression. Miss-print "wade" on page 23. Illustrated throughout with fifty beautiful engravings by Tenniel. A few small marks and some minor page thumbing but overall a very good copy in mid twentieth century leather binding of full blue morocco. Black title label lettered and piped in gilt. Gilt date to the bottom of the spine. Plain blue endpapers. All edges gilt. The binding is signed on the rear inner board with a blind stamped Omega device. A solid, if plain, leather binding on this classic first edition of Children's literature.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
 12.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Through the Looking-Glass, and what Alice found there. With... Illustrations by John Tenniel

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1872 [but 1871]. . First edition, first issue, 8vo, (xii), 224, (4) pp. Black and white illustrations, some occasional light browning, inscription dated “Xmas 1871” to half title, marbled endpapers. Recently rebound in full red morocco, a.e.g., gilt titled spine and ruled borders. A handsome copy. Williams, Madan, Green & Crutch pp.61-8.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
 13.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Through the Looking-Glass, and what Alice Found There.

      1872 - By Lewis Carroll. With fifty illustrations by John Tenniel. Macmillan, 1872. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with illustrations by Tenniel, pages (12), 224, (4), 8vo, contemporary half red morocco, gilt ruled and lettered spine : old skillful repair to a tear without loss in one leaf, light signs of use in a few places and the binding scuffed and worn at corners, but sound and strong. Agood to very good binding copy of this classic. First impression with miss-print 'wade' instead of 'Wabe' on page 23. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ulysses Rare Books Ltd. ABA, ILAB]
 14.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Under the Greenwood Tree A Rural Painting of the Dutch School. By the Author of 'Desperate Remedies.' In Two Volumes.

      London Tinsley Brothers 1872 - Rare First Edition of Hardy’s Second Novel in the Original Cloth [HARDY, Thomas]. Under the Greenwood Tree. A Rural Painting of the Dutch School. By the Author of ‘Desperate Remedies.’ In Two Volumes. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1872. Rare first edition of Thomas Hardy’s second novel. Two octavo volumes (7 3/8 x 4 7/8 inches; 188 x 124 mm). [6], 215, [1, blank]; [6], 216 pp. Complete with half-titles. Original green sand-grain cloth over beveled boards. Covers stamped in black with an Oxford frame and spines ruled in gilt and black and lettered in gilt. A bit of rubbing to extremities and corners. Gilt on the spine with some rubbing. Hinges with some professional repairs. Previous owner's ink signature on front pastedown of each volume. Some foxing and staining, mostly at front and rear. Overall, an very good copy, in the scarce original cloth. Housed in slipcase. After burning his first effort at a novel, and receiving scant attention upon the publication of Desperate Remedies, Hardy decided to devote himself strictly to architecture. "Nevertheless he could not keep his itching pen quiet very long. The very next year Under the Greenwood Tree appeared.[Hardy’s early] novels are so instinct with the very soil of England, so penetrating in their psychology, so fresh and colorful, that they alone would have made any writer’s fame" (Kunitz & Haycraft, pp. 276-277). "Under the Greenwood Tree was published anonymously at 21s., in a edition presumably of 500 copies, early in June 1872" (Purdy). Purdy, pp. 6-8. Sadleir 1117. Webb, pp. 5-6. Not in Wolff. HBS 65702. $17,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, ABAA]
 15.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Unexplored Syria Visits To The Libanus, The Tulel El Safa, The Anti-Libanus, The Northern Libanus, And The `Alah

      Tinsley Brothers, London 1872 - 360 & 400 pages. 23 x 14 cm. Twenty-seven lithographed plates including the frontispieces, eleven are folding, plus large fold-out color map, and twenty-eight text illustrations. Index. Burton noted this work as a "pot-pourri" on "Unexplored Syria," containing articles by Burton Drake, Mrs. Burton and others -- rather than a continuous and smooth narrative -- compiled during sundry desert explorations Burton was Consul in Damascus from 1865-197, and Drake came to Syria under the auspices of the Palestine Exploration Society. PENZER 85-88. Scarce set in original cloth, interior contents clean, a few map folds reinforced with archival tape, light cover soiling, a few corners bumped, two small cloth puckers (approx. one by one inches) cover of Vol.I and back cover Vol.II. Orig. mustard cloth, front cover border fillets in black, frame interior rectangular designs also in black with back covers a design mirror, but in blind. Very good. 2 vols. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
 16.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Chambers's English dictionary. Pronouncing, explanatory, and etymological. With vocabularies of Scottish words and phrases, Americanisms, &c. Edited by James Donald.

      W. & R. Chambers, London & Edinburgh 1872 - First edition of the Chambers brothers' first general dictionary, large 8vo, pp. viii, 952; text in double column; an occasional woodcut illustration in the text; preliminaries a little foxed, else a near fine copy in original brown cloth stamped in gilt and black, spine slightly discolored. Nine copies in OCLC, 5 in the U.S., and none in England! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
 17.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        "Chambers's English dictionary. Pronouncing, explanatory, and etymological. With vocabularies of Scottish words and phrases, Americanisms, &c. Edited by James Donald."

      London & Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers. 1872. "First edition of the Chambers brothers' first general dictionary, large 8vo, pp. viii, 952; text in double column; an occasional woodcut illustration in the text; preliminaries a little foxed, else a near fine copy in original brown cloth stamped in gilt and black, spine slightly discolored. Nine copies in OCLC, 5 in the U.S., and none in England! "

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books ]
 18.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        THE WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENS (American Edition) (In 70 Parts)

      New York Book Concern - Issued in parts and printed from the sheets of the Harper & Brothers editions of 1872, 1874 and 1875 (Harper's information on title pages; probably from Harper's so-called Household Edition). Printed in 70 parts, issued in 38 fascicles bound in original blue wrappers. "Conditions of publication [from rear panel]: "The work will be issued in Semi-monthly Parts. Each 25 cents. Part will contain 48 pages of double column letter-press, profusely illustrated. The 50 cent Parts will contain 96 pages, with double the number of illustrations. No subscriber's name will be taken for less than the entire work."~~The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (with fifty-two illustrations by Thomas Nast); The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (with fifty-two illustrations by C. S. Reinhart); Dombey and Son (with fifty-two illustrations by W. L. Sheppard); The Old Curiosity Shop (illustrated by Thomas Worth); The Personal History of David Copperfield (with a Portrait of the Author and Sixty-one illustrations by J. Barnard); The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit (with Fifty-nine illustrations by J. Barnard); Little Dorrit (with fifty-eight illustrations by J. Mahoney); Bleak House (with sixty-one illustrations by F. Barnard); The Adventures of Oliver Twist (with Twenty-eight illustrations by J. Mahoney); Barnaby Rudge (with Forty-four illustrations by J. Barnard); A Tale of Two Cities (with over Forty illustrations by American and English Artists).~~Several fascicles have detached covers and a couple have wear at the spine; in general they are in about Very Good condition. ~A nice and scarce item for the Dickens collector.~~.

      [Bookseller: BLACK SWAN BOOKS, INC., ABAA, ILAB]
 19.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Nouvel) Album Falaisien

      Imprimerie Trolonge-Levasseur, Falaise - Normandie 1872 - Livre complet de 25 lithographies de paysages et monuments de Falaise avec précis historique. Format 31,5 x 21,5cm. Très bon état du livre, quelques rousseurs sur la page et le sujet. 3 Planches agrémentées d'esquisses de motifs ornementaux d'après nature au crayon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MAS Estampes Anciennes]
 20.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Numida Verreauxii

      New York 1872 - Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835-1915) was an American zoologist and a founding member of the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the American Ornithologists’ Union. Elliot was a noted figure in the nineteenth century scientific community for his talent as an artist and his collection of ornithological specimens, thought to be the of the finest in private collection. Elliot traveled throughout Europe and Asia studying and collecting. Through his own financing, Elliot was able to produce numerous comprehensive color-plate books on birds and mammals, without having to concede size or quality. Considered the highest achievement of Elliot’s career, he published two volumes of A Monograph of the Phasianidae from 1870-1872. The monograph was issued in six parts and contains over 80 extraordinarily detailed and beautiful plates. The superb plates from Daniel Giraud Elliot’s A Monograph of the Phasianidae or Family of Pheasants display the outstanding attention to detail and skill of the author as well as the artists Joseph Wolf, Joseph Smith and John Gerrard Keulemans who worked with Elliot on many of the prints. This lithograph, Numida Verreauxii, 23” x 19”, is in excellent condition. Expertly hand colored, the pheasant stands regally in shades of blue with precise patterns the length of the feathers, against the background landscape of its natural habitat.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
 21.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Voyage en Terre Sainte. Deuxième édition.

      Paris, Didier et Cie, Libraires-Éditeurs, 1872 - 2 vol. gd in-8° ; (3)-[4]-410 pp.-(1)-8 cartes repl. h.-t., nbses fig. in-texte/(2)-355 pp.-8 cartes repl. h.-t., nbses fig. in-texte, broché, couverture imprimée noir, qq. rousseurs sans gravité, bon exemplaire. Hage Chahine, 4336. Nouveau voyage en compagnie de son ami archéologue Auguste Salzmann. Nouvelles recherches, nouvelles fouilles, nouvelles découvertes. Good copy. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hérodote]
 22.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Cancionero. Códice Del Siglo XV. Ahora Por Primera Vez Publicado.

      Colección De Libros Españoles Raros o Curiosos., Madrid 1872 - XLII - 483pp. en muy buen papel de hilo. Perfecto ejemplar que conserva las cubiertas originales. Elegante encuadernación de Brugalla en piel jaspeada, fileteada en oro. Lomera con nervios y florones. Corte superior dorado. =El Cancionero de Stúñiga recoge poesías líricas cancioneriles. Se conserva en tres manuscritos: el de la Biblioteca Nacional de España, el de la Biblioteca Casanatense de Roma y el de la Biblioteca Marciana de Venecia. Es llamado así por Lope de Stúñiga, el autor de la primera canción. El cancionero es la producción poética de la corte de Alfonso V de Aragón, que al conquistar Nápoles (1443) creó en torno suyo una corte con poetas castellanos, aragoneses y catalanes que se vieron influidos por el Quattrocento italiano. Posee algunas singularidades, como la de incluir algunos romances. Entre los autores que pueden encontrarse en este cancionero están Lope de Stúñiga, Carvajal o Carvajales, Pedro de Torrellas, Mosén Juan de Villalpando, Juan Dueñas, Diego de Valera, Juan de Andújar, Juan de Valladolid o Juan Poeta, Pedro Manuel de Urrea, Juan de Moncayo, Juan de Tapia, Conde Castro y Suero de Ribera. Este cancionero se relaciona con otro, el de la Biblioteca Casanatense de Roma, ya que este repite en su primera parte el de Stúñiga. =Cancionero de Stúñiga. Manuscrito bellamente iluminado que recoge la poesía de la corte napolitana de Alfonso V de Aragón. Size: 8º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

 23.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      Tucuman: Imprenta de la "Razon, 1872. 207 pages. Included are 21 mounted albumen photographs by Angel Paganelli of the city of Tucuman, Argentina, and nearby sugar refineries, printed from wet collodion negatives and measuring 4 x 6 inches or reverse. Two of the mounted photographs are two-panel panoramas. Quarto, 11 x 7 k1k/2 inches. Black leather backed marbled boards. The city of Tucuman appears elegant and well developed in these photographs. Shown are prominent churches and government buildings, the facade of the house where independence was declared, several major streets peopled with pedestrians and horse drawn carts, and several of the province's sugar refineries. The large panorama depicts the Plaza Independencia and the smaller shows the interior courtyard garden of the National College. The brothers Angel and Jose Paganelli were among an interesting group of early Italian photographers active in Argentina. (see online: Priamo, La Fotografia Italiana en la Argentina Siglos XVIII/XIX). In 1869, Angel settled in Tucuman in northwest Argentina. This book, the third known book with original photographs published in Argentina, was intended to attract settlers and industries to the Province of Tucuman. Ferrari. BIBLIOGRAFIA DE PUBLICACIONES ARGENTINAS CON FOTOGRAFIAS MONTADAS. Buenos Aires, 1993. #3.

      [Bookseller: Margolis & Moss ABAA/ILAB]
 24.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Autograph Letter Signed "Bedford Pim" to Don Carlos Gutierrez (1818-1882), Minister Plenipotentiary, Honduras Government, with the Latter¿s Signed Note, Countersigned by Pim in Receipt].

      London 1872 - London: 2 Crown Office Row, Temple, E.C., 15 July 1872. Quarto (ca. 22,5x19,5 cm (9 x 7 ½ in). Four pages with only two filled in. Laid watermarked paper with printed address letterhead and a penny Inland Revenue stamp on the second page; text written in ink in a legible hand. Paper mildly sunned and aged, and with folds, but overall the letter is in a very good condition. Captain Bedford Pim, R.N. was a British naval officer, arctic explorer and barrister. Pim "served under Captain Henry Kellett on the Herald from 1845 to 1849. In that year he was lent for duty on the brig Plover; having wintered in Kotzebue Sound, Alaska, he made a journey in March and April 1850 to Mikhailovsky in search of Sir John Franklin., [Then in 1852 on board the Resolute he] served under Sir Edward Belcher in the western division of his Arctic search expedition. In the following October, when the Resolute was in winter quarters off Melville Island, a travelling party discovered in a cairn on the island the information (placed there by McClure the previous April) that McClure's ship, the Investigator, was ice-bound in Mercy Harbour, Banks Land, 160 miles off. It was too late in the season to attempt a communication, but on 10 March 1853 Pim was sent as a volunteer in charge of a sledge to Banks Land. The journey was accomplished in twenty-eight days: on 6 April Pim safely reached the vessel, only just in time to relieve the sick and enfeebled crew., [Then] In June 1859 he was appointed to the Gorgon, for service in Central America. While stationed off Grey Town he originated and surveyed the Nicaraguan route for an isthmian canal through Mosquito and Nicaragua. While on the station he purchased a bay on the Atlantic shore, for which he was censured by the lords of the Admiralty in May 1860" (Oxford DNB). This letter concerns his salary as "Special Commissioner of Honduras" to which he was appointed to on the "23rd of May." Proposing payment "on the quarter days usual in this country," Pim includes the details of the first two proposed payments and "Incidental expenses." The letter is docketed, at the foot of the second page, "in the name & on behalf of the Honduras Government & as Minister Plenipotentiary." and signed "Carlos Gutierrez." Countersigned by Pim in receipt of £550 over a penny Inland Revenue stamp, and dated 23 July 1872.

      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop, ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
 25.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        The Daily Prayers for American Israelites, as revised in Conference2) Select Prayers for various occasions in Life, including Burial Service

      Bloch & Co., Cincinnati 1872 - 12mo. Blind embossed cloth with gilt lettering to spine. 48pp. 271ppp. 1) In Hebrew and English. In Hebrew direction.2) Only English. In English direction.Pagination meets at intersection of 1) and 2).Original yellow endpapers. Sporadic foxing and some browning to inside of boards and book pages, not affecting text. In Hebrew and English. In very good condition.On the work:Minhag Amerika, which means the "American Rite," was intended to serve as the common prayer book for all of America's Jews. In fact, the community divided among a range of prayer books, traditional and liberal; none became predominant.On the author:Isaac Meyer Wise. (1819-1900) American Reform rabbi, editor, and author; born at Steingrub, Bohemia, March 29, 1819; died at Cincinnati, Ohio, March 26, 1900. He was the son of Leo Wise, a school-teacher, and received his early Hebrew education from his father and grandfather, later continuing his Hebrew and secular studies in Prague. He received the hattarat hora'ah from the Prague bet din, composed of Rabbis Rapoport, Samuel Freund, and E. L. TewelesA pioneer of Reform Judaism in America, Isaac Mayer Wise, a prolific writer, became its acknowledged leader and its institutional architect, organizing the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (1873), the Hebrew Union College (1875), and the Central Conference of American Rabbis (1889). The reforms that he instituted sought to adapt Judaism to modernity and to new conditions of life in a new land. This frontispiece portrait faces the title page of Wise's The Cosmic God, a philosophical work that had its origin in a series of lectures delivered by Wise in the fall and winter of 1874-1875. Wise was also an organizer and mover in the establishment of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, in 1889. Elected its president, he served until he died. This conference adopted the Union Prayer Book that would be used by all Reform congregations.Isaac Mayer Wise died on March 26, 1900. He was a pioneer Reform rabbi who tried to unite American Jewry, as well as a mover in establishing the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, Hebrew Union College, and the Central Conference of American Rabbis. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

 26.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Die heiligen Schriften des Alten Testaments hebraisch und deutsch. Sefer Tora Nevi'im vektuvim

      A. Reichard & Co., Wien, Vienna 1872 - Very unusual copy of The complete text of the Bible, what Christians call the old testament in vocalized Hebrew and the German translation, side by side. In additon to the five photos shown here, more are available upon request. Part 1 and 2 each has a title page in German and a title page in Hebrew, part 3 has a preceding page listing the books it contains. Original leather binding with very decorative blindstamped design, gilt lettering on spine. The binding has wear along the edges. This book is remarkable on several counts. It has an inscription, on the free endpaper, relating to the Vienna Ringtheater fire of December 8, 1881. It was also owned by Adolph Mautner and has impression his rubber stamp. Scans available upon request. The inscription in German says: Am 8. Dezember 1861 ist in Wien das Ringtheater abgebrannt [?] dabei zirka 1000 Menschen verbrannt sind. [auch ?] Emanuel Pottorni [or Pattarni?] Buchhalter bei Goldschmitt []om [] hi[] Adolph Mautner Mautner Markhof ist eine österreichische Unternehmerfamilie. Mautner Markhof Austrian entrepreneur family. Die ursprünglich jüdische Familie stammt aus Böhmen. The Jewish family originally came from Bohemia. 1690 wird der Name erstmals in einem Kaufvertrag einer Brennerei in Smirschitz erwähnt. In 1690 the name appears in a purchase contract for a distillery in Smirschitz. Im Jahr 1840 übersiedelt Ignaz Mautner nach Wien und pachtet vorerst die Brauerei St. In 1840 Ignaz Mautner moved to Vienna and leases the St. Marx brewery, die er 1856 auch kauft und 1861 durch weitere Grundankäufe erweitert. Marx, which he bought in 1856 and 1861. Adolf Ignaz Mautner, Ritter von Markhof (1801-1889) Bekannt in der Brauindustrie wurde Ignaz Mautner durch die Entwicklung der industriellen Fertigung von Presshefe, die sich weltweit durchsetzte. He was Known in the brewing industry for the development of industrial production of yeast Press. Im Jahr 1872 wurde er zum Ritter von Markhof geadelt. In 1872, he was knighted. Seine (getauften) Söhne Karl Ferdinand (1834-896) und Georg Heinrich (1840¿1904) vergrößerten das Unternehmen und gründeten in Floridsdorf die Presshefe- und Spiritusfabrik. His sons (baptized) Karl Ferdinand (1834-1896) and Georg Heinrich (1840-1904) expanded the company and founded the press in Floridsdorf yeast and alcohol factory. Unter Viktor Mautner Markhof, dem Sohn Karl Ferdinands, wurde die Brauerei mit jener von Dreher-Meichl zu den "Vereinigten Brauereien Schwechat, St. Marx, Simmering AG" fusioniert. Under Viktor Mautner Markhof, the son Karl Ferdinand, the brewery with those of Dreher-Meichl to the "United Breweries Schwechat, St. Marx, Simmering AG" merged. Die Brauerei wurde die drittgrößte in Europa. The brewery is the third largest in Europe. Seit 1913 wurde die Produktion auch auf andere Lebensmittel, wie Senf und Essig erweitert. Since 1913, production was extended to other foods, such as mustard and vinegar. Die bekanntesten Mitglieder der Familie im 20. Die Stammaktien des heutigen Lebensmittelunternehmens Mautner Markhof AG befinden sich nach wie vor in Familienbesitz. The common stock of today's food business Mautner Markhof AG are still family-owned. Die Familie ist auch als Förderer der Künste und Wissenschaften hervorgetreten, stiftete aber auch das Mautner Markhof'sche Kinderspital in Wien-Landstraße. The family is also a promoter of the arts and sciences etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
 27.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Relation Historique et Critique de la Guerre Franco-Allemande en 1870-1871.

      Paris: Ch. Tanera, 1872-4 - 4 volumes octavo (222 × 148 mm). Contemporary red quarter hard-grain morocco on matching pebble-grained cloth boards, title gilt to the spines, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments, blind panels to the boards, edges sprinkled brown, white moiré endpapers. Just a little rubbed, lightly browned, particularly in the margins, but overall a very good set. 14 folding maps. First editions of this important analysis of the Franco-Prussian War by a noted Swiss military theorist and radical politician. This set from the library of Ulysses S. Grant with tipped in presentation slip, "General Grant, Président des Etats-Unis. Hommage respecteuse de l'Auteur", and with the loosely inserted compliments slip of the Swiss consul general in Washington. A radical in politics, Lecomte "volunteered during the American Civil War, participating in the campaign of the Potomac under McClellan with the rank of Major. In 1865 he entered Richmond with General Ord's black troops, then assisted in Lincoln's funeral in Washington" (Dictonnaire Historique de la Suisse). On his return home he published a three-volume history of the war, a conflict which profoundly influenced his theoretical development. A student, and first biographer, of Jomini, he was the founder and editor-in-chief of the Revue Militaire Suisse, professor of history at l'École Moyenne Vaudois, and librarian of the cantonal library. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
 28.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Microcosm: Or the Earth Viewed as a Symbolic Record of the History and Progressive Life of Man

      London - F. Pitman, 1872 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition of this Victorian work on the development of life on Earth. First Edition. Organised into six lectures on different topics. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, smart with just some shelfwear. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Generally clean with just a few scattered spots. Ink signature of John Wilkins to front free endpaper. Overall: GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 29.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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, contemporary signature to half title. Original gilt titled green cloth, spine ends and lower joint slightly worn with a small mark to the foot of the spine, one corner also with minor wear, a very good 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.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
 30.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Discontent with Gilded Age Presidential Politics and the Influence of "the negro vote"

      Newport [R.I.] 1872 - Autograph Letter Signed, to Henry Anthony. Newport [R.I.], November 25, 1872. 4 pp. A detailed, despairing letter on campaign politics after the reelection of Ulysses S. Grant. Lawrence observes the humiliating defeat of Democrats and "Liberal Republicans" - who united behind Horace Greeley because of corruption in the Grant administration - in the Election of 1872. Lawrence laments the elevation of personality over merit and virtue in elections, an observation which resonates today. He also expresses concern about how newly enfranchised African Americans tended to vote. "The negroes are naturally disposed to support those who are in power & whom they invest with superior dignity, on account of the possession of power. .the extraordinary denouement of the Cincinnati Convention has placed in bold relief the mode most unsatisfactory to an intelligent people, by which party conventions are constituted & which are readily made, the instruments of the vilest partisan combinations, carried on by men without character & without principle." Complete Transcript Ochre Point, Newport 25 Nov. 1872Dear Governor Anthony Your kindness in supplying me in former years with the Congressional Globe induces me to solicit the favor of the sequel to my set. I have to the end of the 41st. Congress 2d. Session 1869-70. I have not the 1s. or 2d. Session of the 42d. Congress.- nor the annual reports, accompanying the last message. I have not forgotten my promise to write a paper on the changes to be effected in the character of the Executive office, for which the existing arrangement in Subjects furnishes valuable suggestions, but the task which I somewhat hastily [2] assured, to enter on the, (to rue,) novel task of a lecturer, has occupied all the time that I could give to my library, while the events of the late elections and the matters, which preceeded it, induce me to think that the question of a constitutional amedmt does not stand precisely as it did some months since. The utter dissolution of the Democratic party, by the insane nomination of Greeley, gives to General Grant the power of retaining his position, by repeated election, as long as he may desire it. Not only is all outside opposition removed, but the plan of those, who attempted, in the party itself, to secede from the support of administration has been signally defeated, that the same cause is not likely to be repeated by any of those who remained steadfast to their chief. If the principle of the civil service bill is carried out, as was professed, the same panacea [3]which attaches to subordinate places may readily be applied to the highest, especially, when it is considered that it is a remedy for those periodical agitations, which Presidential elections formerly occasioned. There is another element not hereafter to be overlooked & that is the negro vote - the negroes are naturally disposed to support those who are in power & whom they invest with superior dignity, on account of the possession of power. Moreover, the extraordinary denouement of the Cincinnati Convention has placed in bold relief the mode most unsatisfactory to an intelligent people, by which party conventions are constituted & which are readily made, the instruments of the vilest partisan combinations, carried on by men without character & without principle. I know not that Belmont's cause, in deferring the Democratic Convention, till after the nondescript assemblage at Cincinnati, is to be ascribed to any cause other [4] incompetency to deal with such matters, but if his object had been, in furtherance of the interests of Rothschild's financial scheme, to affect the reelection of General Grant, he could not have taken a more effectual course than he adopted, for the purpose. In giving it as my opinion, in these rambling remarks, that the election of General Grant for a third & fourth term is as certain as any event, which has not actually occurred, I wish to be understood n. (See website for full description)

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
 31.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Le Parnassiculet contemporain. Recueil De Vers Nouveaux précédé De l'Hotel Du Dragon-Bleu et orné D'une Très-Étrange eau-forte.

      Librairie Centrale (J. Lemer, éditeur), Paris 1872 - Deuxième Edition augmentée de Neuf Pièces Inédites non moins surprenantes que les premières attribuées aux mêmes Auteurs et Découvertes après leur Mort. Un des très rares 10 exemplaires imprimé sur papier chine, avec en frontispice et en 3 états, une Eau-forte sur chine "la muse au chat" (rouge pour le frontispice, bistre, noir). Couverture en parchemin très fin avec quelques infimes manques, premier plat à l'identique de la page de titre, titre avec vignette gravée, 52p, pages non rognées, trois petites consolidations (dont une en page de titre) en raison de l'extrême finesse du papier, quelques rousseurs aux extrémités, une feuille détachée de l'ensemble, bandeaux et culs-de-lampes gravés.

      [Bookseller: Rossignol]
 32.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      Sociedad espiritista anónima barcelonesa, Barcelona 1872 - 156, 64 pág 24x17 cm Holandesa Cubierta deteriorada Dos obras sobre espiritismo. El libro de los espíritus: obra que contiene los principios de la doctrina espiritista sobre la inmortalidad del alma, la naturaleza de los espíritus y sus relaciones con los hombres, las leyes morales, la vida futura y el porvenir de la humanidad. ¿Qué es el espiritismo?: introducción al conocimiento del mundo invisible por las manifestaciones de los espíritus.

      [Bookseller: Librería Maestro Gozalbo]
 33.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


      1872 - Lang: Español 0 0 pages. PUBLICADO POR MONTANER Y SIMON, EN BARCELONA, 1872. >> PRIMERA EDICION EDITORIAL<<. TRADUCCION DEL ITALIANO DEBIDA A CAYETANO ROSELL-- MEDIA PIEL CON NERVIOS Y TELA EDITORIAL. 190 + 190 PP + 66 GRABADOS DE DORÉ. FORMATO FOLIO MAYOR. MUY BUEN ESTADO. 4800G. Oferta Especial: La Librería Hierofante ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 20% en todo su inventario. All items discounted by 20%. Precio original de este ejemplar / Original price of this book: 700 euros. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: El Hierofante]
 34.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  

        Les Chefs-d'Oeuvre de l'Ermitage Impérial de Saint Pétersbourg. Gravés à l'eau-forte par N. Massaloff. Epreuves d'artiste. Première Série. Vingt Gravures.

      W. Drugulin Brockhaus 1872 - Tirée à 300 exemplaires dont 250 destinés au commerce, 1 vol. in-folio (planches au format 505 x 355 mm.) en feuilles sous portfolio, W. Drugulin, Leipzig, 1872, 1 f. double (titre et tables) et 20 eaux-fortes avant la lettre sur chine contrecollée, imprimées par F. A. Brockhaus : Lionardo da Vinci : La Madonna Litta - Raphaël Sanzio : Ste Famille - Tiziano Vecelli : Danaé - Bonvicino : Judith - Michel Angelo : Ecce Homo - Maratti : Le Pape Clément IX - Murillo : Jeune Paysan - Rubens : La Vierge avec l'Enfant Jésus - Rubens : Hélène Forment - Van Dyck : Le Peintre Snyders avec sa famille - Bol : Le savant - De Hoogh : La dentellière - Terburg : Le Messager - Metzu : La Malade - Gérard Dov : La Liseuse - François van Mieris : Le lever d'une dame hollandaise - Albert Cuyp : Bétail au pâturage - Philippe Wouvermans : La rencontre - Paul Potter : Des vaches - Carel du Jardin : Des Bestiaux Exemplaire contenant des épreuves d'artistes, avant la lettre sur chine collée. Etat satisfaisant (portfolio frotté avec petites fentes en mors, les planches en vélin sont fortement marquées par les rousseurs mais les gravures sur chine contrecollés sur le vélin sont fraîches). Rare Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
 35.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        LONDON a Pilgrimage

      Grant & Co., London 1872 - 191pp., illustrated with magnificent illustrations by Dore, rebacked and re-cornered in brown leather over original maroon cloth, raised bands with lettering gilt, marbled endpapers and all edges marbled, occasional scattered foxing but mostly clean. A very good copy of this scarce edition. Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA]
 36.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Album of 36 Original Watercolors and Gouache Paintings of One Upper Crust Hispanic Woman Engaged in Various Leisure and Sporting Activities

      1872. Heavy Morocco. Very Good. 4to. 31 by 24 cm. The watercolors or gouaches are mounted onto the heavy card leaves of the album. Each measures 12 by 9 cm. They are very fully, richly painted. Depicted is the woman playing croquet, holding a fan, dancing ballet, ice skating, walking, balancing on a high wire, at prayer, in riding habit, playing a guitar, mountain climbing, at the theater, punting, wading in water, shooting a bow, etc. In some of the paintings she is merely modeling an extravagant costume. While much of the dress was undoubtedly the latest cosmopolitan fashion coming out of Paris, there is enough that has a specifically Spanish flavor, and this combined with explicit Catholic references and in keeping with her facial features, leads one to conclude with confidence that she was Hispanic, and in fact, probably South American. The artwork has a naive quality, but this might have been also cultivated by the artist, who was at the same time unstinting in rendering fine details in dress. While the hair color could vary, all the paintings are modeled clearly on one woman, who might be described as striking as opposed to beautiful, even compensating for the evolution in notions of feminine beauty. Given the number of paintings depicting her dancing in tutu, one might surmise she was a professional dancer. Certainly, if this represented her lifestyle, she never lacked for activity. Of social historic interest is the sheer variety of sports that one woman participated in. Also of interest is the exquisite rendering of the gowns and dresses. Minor soiling.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
 37.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Picturesque America; or the Land we Live in. [Two Volumes in Six].

      D. Appleton and Co. (1872), New York - Folio. Publisher's brick red pebbled cloth stamped in gilt and black. Profusion of plates and illustrations. "A delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-falls, shores, canõns, valleys, cities, and other picturesque features of our country. With illustrations on steel and wood, by eminent American artists." Blanck notes two editions (no priority) this being no. 2 with the statement "edited by William Cullen Bryant" on each title page and the re-written, extended preface bearing Bryant's name at the end. This edition was the one also issued in six volumes. Rare as a six volume set in publisher's cloth (usually seen in two volumes, occasionally four). While Oliver B. Bunce did the main literary work, Bryant edited and reviewed everything to "see that no nonsense crept into the text" (BAL p.355). "This truly superb work consists of a complete description and elaborate pictorial illustration of the greater part of the North American Continent. It portrays the great mountain-ranges, the lakes, the valleys, the grand primitive forests, the cascades, the magnificent rivers, the towns and cities, in brief, all the picturesque aspects of our land from Canada to the Gulf, from the Atlantic to the Pacific. For several years artists were specially employed in visiting different parts of the Union for the purpose of procuring designs for this work. The views, hence, are not only original and trustworthy, but possess the vividness of personal observation, and include the movement and life characteristic of each locality. The volumes are something more than a gallery of landscapes; they exhibit our people in their methods of living and traveling, delineate the picturesque phases of commerce, as well as the sublime forms of our hills, show the often beautiful setting of our cities, and portray the active and brilliant panorama of our bays and rivers. All the marvelously varied phases of our country are set forth with the utmost fullness, so that the work in its completeness forms a splendid pictorial cyclopaedia of American life, scenery, and places. The illustrations of this great work alone cost fully one hundred and thirty thousand dollars. The engravings consist of steel and wood. The steel plates are printed on heavy, toned plate-paper; the wood illustrations are of the finest character, and abundantly interspersed through the text, which is printed on heavy, extra- calendered, toned paper; the size imperial quarto," (From the publisher's advertisement in the Gems of the Centennial Exhibition, Phila. 1876). Sabin 62692 (2 vol. issue). BAL 1732.2. Very good or better copies, wear to a few spine ends, minor edgewear, the odd light foxing else contents about fine. A beautiful set in uncommon issue. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
 38.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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 ; Edited by William Cullen Bryant - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      New York : D. Appleton & Co. , [1872-75] - Physical desc. : 2 vol. ; 4º. Subject: United States/Quebec (Province) - Description and travel - Views - (1865-1900) . Notes: Published in parts. With an additional titlepage, engraved, to each volume. Contemporary aniline calf over matching buckram boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled. Minor wear to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains an exceptional set - scans &c. On request. 10 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
 39.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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.

      D. Appleton and Company, New York 1872 - Complete in 2 volumes. 1872, 1874. First edition in book format. Folio (13 x 10 inches). Beautiful illustrations and steel engravings. A lovely set. Raised bands w/ title blocked direct in gilt and w/gilt decoration; Full morocco with marbled endpapers. Illustrated with 49 full-page beautiful steel engravings and numerous in-text wood engravings (early American views, including title pages, a frontispiece plate of Niagara Falls, cities and towns, including one of the first images of the City of Cleveland, as well as such rugged natural scenes as Yellowstone Falls, the Smoky Mountains, and Mount Hood. Published in parts. With an additional title page, engraved, to each volume. First published in 48 parts beginning in 1872 - afterwards appearing in book form as a two volume set. Actually written by Oliver B. Bunce, the phrasing of the text was laboriously edited and "corrected" by Bryant. Extremities rubbed, books tight and clean throughout. Some light scuffing/rubbing with most wear to corners and around spine, overall very good and bright with hinges firm. Mild and typical age toning/foxing to the text. PLEASE NOTE THAT ADDITIONAL SHIPMENT CHARGES APPLY. PLEASE PROVIDE POSTAL CODE WHEN REQUESTING SHIPMENT ESTIMATE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: jremington books]
 40.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        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 ; Edited by William Cullen Bryant - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      New York : D. Appleton & Co. , [1872-75] - Physical desc. : 2 vol. ; 4º. Subject: United States/Quebec (Province) - Description and travel - Views - (1865-1900) . Notes: Published in parts. With an additional titlepage, engraved, to each volume. Contemporary aniline calf over matching buckram boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled. Minor wear to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains an exceptional set - scans &c. On request. 10 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
 41.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Picturesque America; Or, The Land We Live In. 2 Volumes

      D. Appleton and Co., New York 1872 - Original full dark brown morocco leather. Boards have been embossed with a gilt artists pallet and gilt lettering. Raised bands, blind stamped and compartmented. Light rubbing as is common with books of this size. All edges gilt. Filled with text and illustrations about America. Illustrations are by various eminent artists from the time period in excellent condition and no foxing. Quite lovely Victorian binding and in EXCELLENT condition. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ziern-Hanon Galleries]
 42.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In

      New York: D. Appleton and Company,, [1872&#150;4]. 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. 2 volumes, quarto (330 × 250 mm). Publisher&#39;s brown hard-grain morocco, sides blocked in blind and black, lettered gilt in centre, spines lettered in gilt, compartments decorated in blind, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Steel-engraved frontispiece and half-title to each and 45 other similar plates in all, numerous steel- and wood-engraved illustrations, many full-page. Bookplate of Junior Research Club Book Drive 1940 partly removed from free endpapers. A little rubbed in places, some sporadic foxing, chiefly marginal, a good set. It is the design of [this] publication &#133; to present full descriptions and elaborate pictorial delineations of the scenery characteristic of all the different parts of our country. The wealth of material for this purpose is almost boundless" (author&#39;s preface). The superb plates were engraved by Robert Hinshelwood, a Scots 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&#39;s and Harper&#39;s, but also by the Continental Bank Note Company who for a time employed him producing plates for currency.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 43.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     

Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.