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

      New York: D. Appleton and Co., (1872).. Folio. Publisher's brick red pebbled cloth stamped in gilt and black. Profusion of plates and illustrations. Sabin 62692 (2 vol. issue). BAL 1732.2. "A delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-falls, shores, canns, 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). 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.

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        Report of a reconnaissance of the basin of the upper Yellowstone in 1871. Letter from the Secretary of War, accompanying an engineer report of a reconnaissance of the Yellowstone River in 1871. April 18, 1872. 42nd Congr

      [Washington, D.C.]: [Government Printing Office], 1872.. 43 pp. + map. Modern brown cloth with gilt titles. First edition. Illus. with a folding lithographed map. 69 x 30.5 cm. (27 x 12 inches). Howes B145. Wheat Transmississippi 1220. Eberstadt 134-445. "The first recorded visit to Yellowstone Park was made by John Colter in 1810 when he took refuge there from hostile Indians. No one believed his story of what he saw there, nor did they believe that of the next visitor, Joseph Meek, in 1829. Finally, in the 1850's the region was described in considerable detail in the writings of Father DeSmet, the famous Jesuit missionary, who had obtained most of his information from the mountain man, Jim Bridger. In 1859, Capt. W. F. Reynolds led a government expedition to the area, but it brought back little information and was discredited by a public dead set on not believing what was there. Finally, in 1870, N. P. Langford and H. D. Washburn led a well-equipped, thorough expedition that not only established the facts about the region but also led directly to the creation of Yellowstone National Park on March 1, 1872. Langford was appointed the first Superintendent of the Park, which was the Federal government's first program for preserving any extensive area of the national lands for public use. The magnificent park included over two million acres in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, and included some of the most beautiful and breathtaking area in the country, " Jenkins (JJ100-299). Includes the scarce map of the upper Yellowstone with much detail of the area surveyed. Provenance: From the library of Kenneth E. Hill, with his bookplate. A very good+ copy, small bookplate, with expert repair to bottom edge of first leaf, large folding map skillfully silked on reverse at each fold, in a fine modern binding.

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      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).

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      [London]:: Thomas McLean, Haymarket.. Circa 1872.. Engraving: 20" x 15". Frame: 33" x 27".. Housed in a period wooden frame.. Nr Fine condition, in a contemporary frame showing little wear.. The Frith portrait of 1859, engraved by T. Oldham Barlow. Published by Thomas McLean in Haymarket. & & A handsome piece destined to grace a fireplace mantle.

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        CHEFS D'OEUVRE DE L'HERMITAGE IMPERIAL De Saint Petersbourg. (300 copies)

      Leipzig: W. Drugulin, 1872. Graves a l'eau-forte par N. Massaloff, member de L'Academie Imperiale des Beaux Arts de St. Petersbourg. Epreuves d'Artiste. Premiere Serie. Vingt Gravures. Tiree a 300 exemplaires dont 250 destines au commerce. (Imprimees par F. A. Brockhaus). Elephant folio (20-1/2" x 14-1/2" or 52 x 37 cm) Original decorated cloth folder. Contains title page, List (Table des Gravures) and all 20 engravings. Complete set. Foxing, also affected by moisture (definite dampstaining). [Very Rare.] Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website.. 1st ed./Limited. HB.

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        2 Autograph letters signed to his publisher Bailliere, with 2 articles on his scientific work

      Paris, 1872. Duchenne de Boulogne, Guillaume B. A. (1806-75). (1). 2 A.Ls.s. on his embossed stationery to the publisher Bailliere, dated 22 and 29 August 1872. 2pp. plus integral blank (22 August) & 2-1/2pp. (29 August). Together 4-1/2pp. 216 x 135 mm. & 210 x 135 mm. Creased where previously folded, edges of first letter chipped, light dust-soiling to second letter, but very good. Both letters docketed and annotated by recipient. With: (2). Motet, A[uguste] (1832- ). Duchenne (de Boulogne) et son oeuvre. ?loge. . . . Offprint from Ann. med.-psych., 8th series, 3 (1896). 8vo. 31 [1]pp. Paris: Masson et Cie., 1896. 244 x 158 mm. Original wrappers, tear in front wrapper. With: (3). Brissaud [Edouard] (1852-1909). L'oeuvre scientifique de Duchenne de Boulogne. Extract from Arch. d'electricite medicale exp. et clin. 7 (1899). 8vo. [448]-468pp. 242 x 162 mm. Disbound, several leaves loose, light foxing. Two letters from the founder of modern neurology in France, best known for his electrophysiological studies of the nerves and muscles; see G-M 614, 624, 4732, 4736, etc. In his first letter, Duchenne notifies his publisher that he will be returning several books lent to him by the Baillieres for the purpose of compiling an unnamed work-possibly the collection of articles published in the early 1870s under the title Contributions a l'Ètude du systeme nerveux et du systeme musculaire. Among the books Duchenne borrowed were a 2-volume work by Jaccoud (possibly his Traite de pathologie interne, 1870-71); a work by Holmes on the diseases of children (possibly Timothy Holmes' Surgical Treatment of the Diseases of Infancy and Childhood, 1868); Vol. III of Francois Longet's Traite de physiologie (3rd ed., 1868-69); and Leuret and Gratiolet's Anatomie comparee du systeme nerveux (1839-57). In the second letter Duchenne reminds the Baillieres that the Jaccoud work mentioned in his previous letter had been sent to him in error, and that the BailliËres had billed him twice for the Leuret-Gratiolet set. Accompanying these letters are two articles on Duchenne's life and scientific work.

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        LES REMBRANDT DE L'HERMITAGE IMPERIAL De Saint Petersbourg. (250 copies)

      Leipzig: W. Drugulin, 1872. Quarante Planches Gravees a l'eau-forte par N. Massaloff, member de L'Academie Imperiale des Beaux Arts de St. Petersbourg. Epreuves d'Artiste. Tiree a 250 exemplaires dont 200 mis en vente. Le triage des Eaux-Fortes a ete execute chez A. Salmon, a Paris. Elephant folio (21" x 14-1/2" or 53 x 37 cm) Original decorated cloth folder. Contains title page, List (Table des Gravures) and all 40 engravings. Complete set. Little foxing but affected by moisture (definite dampstaining). [Very Rare.] Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website.. 1st ed./Limited. HB.

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      London, 1872. Wood engraving after Sulman, image 40 x 1116 cms, black and white, trivial wear at folds (some neatly strengthened on verso), blank verso; issued as a supplement to the Illustrated London News, September 14, 1872. A bird's eye panoramic view of Plymouth, Devon, with detail of the naval dockyard.

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        Herculanum et Pompéi : recueil général des peintures, bronzes, mosaïques, etc. ; découverts jusqu'à ce jour et reproduits d'après le antichita di Ercolano, il Museo Borbonico, et tous les ouvrages analogues (8 Bände).

      Paris : Frères, 1870-1872 - Mit 795 Umrissradierungen auf 777 Tafeln, 27 cm, marmorierte Pappeinbände mit goldgepr. Rückenschild leicht berieben und bestoßen, Gelenke u. Rücken teils brüchig bzw. abgeplatzt; etwas gebräunt u. leicht stockfleckig Bd. I: Décorations architecturales; Bd. II: Compositions de plusieurs figures; Bd. III: Tableaux, Paysages; Bd. IV: Figures isolées; Bd. V: Peintures, Mosaiques; Bd.VI: Statues; Bd.VII: Bustes, Lampes: Bd.VIII: Musée secret. Sprache: fra [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DOMASHNY BYT RUSSKIKH TSARITZ ("Everyday Life of Russian Tsarinas in XVI and XVII Centuries")

      Moscow: Grachev typography, 1872 Author: Ivan Yegorovich Zabelin (1820-1908). Text in Russian. 4to (10" x 6-3/4") half-leather titled in French and richly decorated in gilt to spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. VIII, 680, 166 pp., lithograph plates (two foldouts). Pretty good looking book. Rare. Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website.. HB.

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        ASCAMOT: Laws and Regulations of the Congregation of Spanish and Portuguese Jews entitled Shaar Shamayim London. Revised and Amended 5632 - 1872.

      Wertheimer, Lea & Co., Circus Place, Finsbury, London 1872 - v, 1, [1] 2-103 = 109 pages. Expertly repaired spine in leather with gilt lettering. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Highlanders of Scotland: a series of portraits, with biographical and historical notices etc. Photographed from the original drawings by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son

      Mr Mitchell, publisher to Her Majesty, London - No date, but 1872. Small 4to. Pp viii, 181. Printed on card with 31 original photographs mounted on same. Original cloth, gilt. Aeg. Beveled edges. Binding rubbed and marked with some wear. Seldom seen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'Ane d'Or ou la Metamorphose. Traduction de Savalete. Preface de J. Andrieux. Avec Nombreuses Gravures Dessinees par A. Racinet and P. Benard.

      A Firmin Didot, Paris 1872 - Copy in unique binding by Emile Rousselle; with the addtion (not called for in colophon) of 18 etchings on Japanese vellum after Eisen for various works including Dorat's BAISERS (1770). 8vo; 180 pp; with 77 ilustrations, 8 head pieces and 8 tail pieces after Racinet and Benard, as called for. Bound by EMILE ROUSSELLE: full brown morocco with spine panelled, author, title, and date in gilt on spine, elaborate gilt dentelles surrounding silk doublures of pink, yellow, silver, and lavendar birds, green and yellow butterflies, roses in various shades of pink, marbled endpapers, teg, silk ribbon marker, signed on lower front turn-in. Ex-libris on front endpaper, some scuffing to binding and wear to tips and joints, else fine. This is a reprint of the first edition (1868), but the addition of the 1770's etchings after Eisen make it unique. A lovely book. Carteret V. 3, p. 34. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF LOCOMOTIVES. M. Baird & Co., Philadelphia. -- Matthew Baird, George Burnham, Charles T. Parry, Edward H. Williams, William P. Henszey, Edward Longstreth

      Press of J. B. Lippincott. Philadelphia. USA. circa 1872. FIRST EDITION. 4to. (11 X 7.9 inches). 134pp. Illustrated with engraved frontis and several smaller wood engraved illustrations throughout the text, plus 16 albumen photographic prints of Locomotives, each mounted onto a card page with the technical details for that engine printed on the pages following each image. All pages with a printed red ruled border. Original brown pebble grained cloth on bevelled edges boards with gilt lettering to the front cover and spine. Blind stamped rule and decorative corner borders on both boards. Original dark brown coated endpapers. A crease to the front free endpaper and one page bumped to the outer corner of one mount page, not affecting the image, otherwise a better than very good example of this uncommon catalogue. The covers are bright and clean. Contains a history of the firm up to 1871

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        Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There. In design binding

      London: Macmillan. 1872. Hardcover. Fine. Twenty-fifth thousand, 1872. Hardcover 8vo, 224pp. With 50 illustrations by John Tenniel. In full leather design binding featuring crown motifs on each cover, all edges gilt. Housed in a custom leather slipcase that features a raised window on each side, the glass flecked with gold. In fine condition. Binding by Eric Andrews of Pittsburgh, PA.

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        The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments together with the Apocrypha, Concordance, and psalms of David in Metre. Translated out of the Original Tongues and with all former tramslations diligently compared and revised. Beautifully Illustrated

      Philadelphia: George Maclean, 1872. Hardcover. Good +. Philadelphia: George Maclean; Family Bible; Book condition Good+. Approx 10" wide x 12.25" tall x 3.25" thick. Marriage recorded of William Rennie to Sarah Glendinning March 13,1862, their births and the births of their 4 children plus the death of William. Beautiful gilt embossed covers and spine, gilt worn, cover worn and edges worn, spine split from bottom for 3 inches, metal clamps still attached and work. First 15 pages are loose, the binding is good for the rest. Middle pull out page is torn. In good condition for period. Beautiful Illustrations protected by tissue. Some color illustrations, record and pictures section. Overall just a wonderful bible.

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        Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There. In design binding.

      Macmillan, London 1872 - Twenty-fifth thousand, 1872. Hardcover 8vo, 224pp. With 50 illustrations by John Tenniel. In full leather design binding featuring crown motifs on each cover, all edges gilt. Housed in a custom leather slipcase that features a raised window on each side, the glass flecked with gold. In fine condition. Binding by Eric Andrews of Pittsburgh, PA. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ett år i Stilla Hafvet. Reseminnen från Patagonien, Chili, Peru, Californien, Britiska Columbia och Oceanien

      Art. Anstalt, Stockholm 1872 - Art. Anstalt, Stockholm, 1872. Hardcover, original two-tone maroon cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, stamped in blind on covers. Illustrated by b&w and hand-tinted plates, with a long section on Hawaii depicting landmarks and the royal family. Condition: VERY GOOD. Cover faded, spine cracked, some edge wear on pages but inside is clear and bright. --- "An account by a Swedish officer of a British voyage along the Pacific Coast of America and to the Hawaiian islands between 1867-68. The attractive plates include costumes and views from Lima, Tahiti, Hawaii, Honolulu and the Vancouver Island, made after photographs and the author's own aquarelles." -Du Rietz --- ***FREE Domestic Shipping*** [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Curiosit? storiche archeologiche statistiche e biografiche riguardanti il Comune di Castel-Franco dell'Emilia.

      Subject: (Bologna - Archeologia). Bologna, Monti, 1872, 8vo br. originale, pp. 152. Raro.

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      San Francisco: Francis & Valentine, Steam Book and Job Printing Establishment, 1872.. v,[5],192,16pp. Octavo. Original plum-gray cloth, lettered in gilt. Illustrations and adverts, including 4pp. insert printed in red and green. Light foxing to endsheets, a few faint spots to cloth, otherwise an uncommonly nice copy of a book usually found rather ragged. Half morocco slipcase and chemise. First edition. In addition to its substantial business and technology-related components, this collection includes prose and poetry by Bret Harte, Clemens, Joaquin Miller, Ambrose Bierce (his first publication in book form), Prentice Mulford, O.W. Holmes and J.R. Lowell, a few of the items, including Clemens' "The Public to Mark Twain - A Reply" and a speech, appearing here for the first time in book form. Harte's "The Luck of Roaring Camp" and Clemens' "Jumping Frog of Calaveras," though obviously reprints, are given lead billing. "Town Crierisms," pp.19- 21, constitutes one of Bierce's earliest publications in book form. BAL 3348 & 1094.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. With... illustrations by John Tenniel.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1872. . Two volumes, 29th and 22nd thousand respectively, 8vo. Black and white frontispieces and illustrations in the text, "Alice" with a contemporary signature to the half title and light soiling to the final page. Original red cloth, a.e.g., rebacked with new endpapers, retaining the original backstrips.

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        Legislacion Mexicana, Indice Alfabetico Razonado de las Leyes.

      1872 - Mexico; Brito, Jose, Editor. Legislacion Mexicana: Indice Alfabetico Razonado de las Leyes, Decretos, Reglamentos, Ordenes y Circulares que se Han Expedido Desde el Ano de 1821 Hasta el de 1869. Mexico [City]: Imprenta del Gobierno, en Palacio, 1872-1873. Three volumes. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary quarter sheep over marbled boards, gilt fillets and titles to spines. Moderate rubbing to extremities, light scuffing to spines, corners bumped and somewhat worn, rear hinge of Volume 2 just starting at foot. Some toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Location labels to spines, small shelf numbers to front pastedowns, small inkstamps to title pages. * Only edition. Clagett and Valderrama note: "there are very few indexing efforts which are available for consultation on Mexican legislation, and those that do exist are not complete, current, or of regular appearance." They list a few notable efforts. The earliest is Brito's, which spans the period from independence to the end of the Second Mexican Empire under the rule of Habsburg Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian. OCLC locates 7 copies in North American law libraries (Columbia, Harvard, Stanford, Tulane, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, Yale). Clagett and Valderrama, A Revised Legal Guide to the Law & Legal Literature of Mexico 403. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Unexplored Syria. Visits to the Libanus, the Tulúl El Safá, the Anti-Libanus, and the 'Aláh

      London: Tinsley Bros.. 1872. First edition, Penzer's third issue binding, 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. xvi, [vii]-viii, [2], 360; vi, [2], 400; frontispieces in each volume, folding map, 10 folding plates of inscriptions printed in brown, 16 other plates (1 folding), other illustrations in the text (some full-p.); original mustard-colored cloth ruled in black on upper covers, lettered in black on spines; some soiling, front hinge of vol. I cracked; otherwise a very good set, almost entirely unopened. Penzer, p. 85: "Complete copies are scarce." Casada 68: "Burton wrote most of the work, although Isabel contributed a chapter in Volume I and Tyrwhitt Drake two chapters in Volume II along with various appendices."

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        Archive of 160+ letters written to publisher Grant Richards in the late 19th and early 20th century

      early 1900s. A nice collection of over 160 letters and notes, mostly handwritten, sent to Grant Richards from various authors discussing publishing projects. They reveal considerable detail on his publishing business and publishing practices of the time. Richards (1872-1948) became a publisher at a young age and was one of the foremost publishers of his time. Among writers he pubished were Joyce, Shaw, Housman, Chesterton, and LeGalliene. This archive includes one or more letters from Thomas Cobb, Sholton Douglas, Eliza Lynn Linton, William Ashton Ellis, George Manville Fenn, Hamlin Garland, Henry Plunkett Greene, Cumifee Hyne, Cosmo Hamilton, Frederick Lowndes, Rachel McNamara, Eustace Miles, E. Kay Robinson, Herbert Samuel, Gordon Stables,and Edmund Vizetelly E.H. Lacon Watson, and John Richard Weguelin. Noteworthy are the collection of sixteen letters from the British politician and diplomat Herbert Samuel, and the letters from Eustace Miles, an early tennis star, whose letters discuss both literary and sporting matters. In very good condition with the typical creases and folds of mailed correspondence. AUTO/111813.

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        Birds of the Humber District. NEAR FINE COPY WITH THE ERRATA LEAF

      John Van Voorst, 1872. 8vo., First Edition, with an engraved frontispiece; original green cloth, sides with double frame border in blind, gilt back, uncut, black endpapers, a near fine copy. With a fine nineteenth century engraved armorial bookplate on front paste-down, and errata leaf facing text. A beautiful copy of an important avifauna. Rare, especially in this condition. Freeman 817; Mullens & Swann, p.144. . Catalogs: natural history: birds.

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        Fathers and Sons

      Henry Holt, 1872. Hardcover. Good. First US edition, second printing. New York: Henry Holt & Company Publishers, 1872. 248 pp with ads in red on endpapers and paste downs. Yellow cloth with black lettering and illustrations, gilt spine title. First American edition, second printing. (Dated 1872 on copyright page with no additional printings indicated. The third volume of Leypoldt and Holt's Leisure Hour Series in 1867. After the publisher changed its name to Holt, the book was reprinted. Precedes all other English translations. See Line, Ettlinger and Gladstone's Bibliography of Russian Literature.)Condition: Good condition hardcover. Clean pages. Not an ex-library copy! Former owner's name stamped on front paste down. Front end paper has a few closed tears near the hinge which has been inexpertly repaired. Pencil inscription on rear endpaper about another book, which can be easily erased, dated 1883, Madras, India. Small red stain to margin of pg 183. Faint dampstain to fore edge of a few early pages. Bookseller's stamps on rear paste down. Spine slightly cocked, rubbed. Lettering on covers strong. Good condition overall. Rare.

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        Sul felsinoterio sirenoide halicoreforme dei depositi littoriali pliocenici dell'antico bacino del Mediterraneo e del Mar Nero.

      Subject: (Paleontologia). Bologna, 1872, 4to br. originale, pp. 49 con 8 belle tav. lit. Dedica autografa dell'A. al Prof. G.G. Bianconi.

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        Pharmacopoea homoeopathica polyglotta. English edition by Suss-Hahnemann M.D. Francese di A. Noack.

      Subject: (Omeopatia). Leipzig, 1872, 8vo m.pelle coeva (ma dorso ed angoli molto consunti) pp. XXXII-251 (Testo trilingue: tedesco, inglese, francese). 1a edizione d'importante lavoro.

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        The Buyer's Manuel and Business Guide

      Francis and Valentine, San Francisco 1872 - (Mark Twain) The Buyers' Manual and Business Guide Being a Description of the Leading Business Houses Manufactories, Inventions, Etc. of the Pacific Coast Together With Copious and Readable Selections, Chiefly From California Writers compiled by J. Price and C.S. Haley. Publisher: Francis & Valentine, San Francisco, 1872. First edition. 5 contributions by Mark Twain on pages 9-12,The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County; 13-14, Entertaining History of the Scriptural Panoramist; 44-46. The Public To Mark Twain;.74-76, Mark Twain in New York and 97-99, My First Interview With Artemus Ward. Tight copy bound in brown cloth covered boards with black cloth spine. Front board stamped gold letters with: Tales, Sketches, Poetry and Music. With gold border. Boards with staining, corners rubbed. Foxing to free endpaper through the index pages. Remainder of book is clean with a couple of small foxing spots. 192 pages plus 16 pages of ads in back many with illustrations of the products. 4 pages of Heald’s Business College ads in front after the index in green and red ink. A very scarce Twain item. Inventory #10-334. Price: $650 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Paris. 1872-79.. Seven volumes. Including hundreds of gravure illustrations. Half title and frontis. in each volume. Tall octavo. Contemporary half red morocco and marbled boards, spines lettered in gilt, raised bands, all edges marbled. Moderate wear at corners and a few spine ends. A handsome set. Guizot's massive history of France from ancient times up to the French Revolution, continued after his death in 1874 and taking the history up to 1848. The most prominent French historian of his day, Guizot relied heavily on documents and original sources for his work, and covers not only politics but economic, religious, social, and cultural history as well. A basic source for French history, in a very lovely printing.

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        Monuments Grecs publiés par l'Association pour l'Encouragement des Études Grecques en France

      A. Durand et Pedone Lauriel, libraires-editeurs, Paris 1872 - Two volumes in parts and in the original wrappers, partly unopened. Collations as follows: Part 1: 1872, Les exploits de Thésée; pp. 15, (1), pl. 2 /\ Part 2: 1873, Recherches sur les figures de femmes voilées; pp. 50, pl. 3 /\ Part 3: 1874, Recherches sur les figures de femmes voilées; pp. 53, (1), pl. 2 + 1 text illustration /\ Part 4: 1875, Notice sur une amphore peinte du Musée du Louvre; pp. 28, pl. 2 (both double page) + 3 text illustrations /\ Part 5: 1876, Nouvelles recherches sur les terres cuites Grecques; pp. 51, (1), pl. 3 + 3 text illustrations /\ Part 6: 1877,Tête archaïque en marbre; pp. 42, 1 [erratum], (1), pl. 4 + text illustrations /\ Part 7: 1878, Notice sur une tête de statue en marbre; pp. 61, (1), pl. 2 /\ Part 8: 1879, Un papyrus inédit; pp. 58, 1, (1), pl. 3 (of which one double page) /\ Part 9: 1881, Hèraclès au repos; pp. 19, (1), pl. 1 + 1 text illustration /\ Part 10: 1882, Bas-Reliefs Grecs votifs; pp. 18, pl. 2 (Loosely inserted the wrappers for the Premier Volume 1872 - 1881) /\ Part 11-13: 1886, Tête du Parthénon; pp. 58, pl.4 (of which one in colour) + 14 text illustrations /\ Part 14-16: 1889, Cavalier Athénien et scènes de la vie guerrière; pp. 59, pl. 4 + 5 text illustrations /\ Part 17, 18: 1891, Les représentations allégoriques; pp. 42, pl. 1 (double page) + 1 text illustration /\ Part 19, 20: 1893, Miroirs Grecs à pied; pp. 47, (1), pl. 2 + 2 text illustrations/\ Part 21, 22: 1895, Un lécythe en forme de gland, pp. 48, pl. 2 + 2 text illustrations /\ Part 23-25: 1897, Un bronze Grec du British Museum, pp. 78, pl. 3 + 15 text illustrations. (Loosely inserted the wrappers for the Deuxieme Volume 1882 - 1897). This last part also contains the indexes and the list of plates for both volumes. All parts concern various subjects, but only the first chapter in each part is mentioned here above. A few of the wrappers chipped, mainly at the corners, but the majority in a good condition. Occasionnally some light foxing but overall a clean good set. The plates, all printed on heavy paper, include litho's, etchings and photogravures. Loosely inserted is a postal card from the "Librairie Orientale & Américaine" at the Rue de Mézières, Paris, dated 23 July 1903 addressed to a bookdealer in Brussels, confirming partial availability and offering the parts 2-8 at ffr. 5.- per piece and nr. 14-16 at a price of ffr. 10.- with a 10% trade discount. No auction records either in ABPC or in AE. An extremely rare, complete set. For additional pictures please look at our site. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Annali di Citeriore Calabria dal 1806 al 1811.

      Migliaccio 1872 Cosenza, Migliaccio, 1872. Due volumi in 8vo; pp. 676 ed errata. Esemplare a fogli chiusi. Cop. edit. Cat. Platneriana, pag. 78.

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        L?Instruction Publique. Revue des Lettres, Sciences et Arts. 1872-1883 - 1884 + Documents parlementaires, supplément du Journal Général de l?Instruction Publique 1881. 12 Volumes.

      1872-1884, Paris, 1872 - Titre au dos doré. Les volumes comportes environ 600 pages par tome, certain volume cuir frotté par endroits.Il manque le premier numéro de l?année 1872.

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        Gallery of Landscape Painters, Comprising Twenty-Four Illustrations of American Scenery From Paintings by G.L. Brown, W.H. Beard, Casilear, Colman, DeHaas, Gignoux, Wm. Hart, James M. Hart, Hill, Hinshelwood, Hubbard, Inness, Kensett, Momberger, J.D. Smillie, Geo. H. Smilie, Whittredge; Engraved on Steel by Eminent Engravers; With Letter-press Descriptions

      New York: G.P. Putnam & Sons. 1872. First edition. Hardcover. Good. 1872 printing. Folio (13.5 x 17 inches), green cloth hardbound with gilt titles/decorations on front cover and spine, unpaginated, illustrated with 24 large and handsome steel engravings of American scenes, clean unmarked text, a Good copy only, soil/discoloration to some pages of the text mostly in the form of foxing, wear a few of the pages of the text including creasing or minor chipping/tearing, front endpapers are worn, straining to the outer joints, some soil/discoloration to the covers, significant wear to the tips and edges of the covers including rubbing, wear, and some loss to the edges of the boards. Engraved reproductions of 24 paintings of scenes around the United States (most in the northeast, but also including views in Yosemite, The Missississippi River, etc.). Very rare book. Digital images available upon request.

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      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1872. Hardcover. Scuffing to the leather; the front board is split but still holding by the cords. Institutional bookplate on front pastedown with release stamp. Occasional marginal tears and chips, but generally without loss. Very Good, contents quite nice. Winslow Homer & Thomas Nast. Folio (11" x 16") bound in contemporary half black leather with leather corners and gilt rules and lettering. Includes issues beginning 6 January 1872 to 18 December 1872; 1040 pages but eight supplements totaling about sixty pages are not present; all issues, however, are complete and pages 729- 744 are duplicated. Illustrated with numerous wood engravings including close to a hundred of various sizes by Thomas Nast as well as 3 fine full-page Winslow Homers: "Making Hay," "On The Beach--Two Are Company, Three Are None," and "Under The Falls, Catskill Mountains." Also included are fine views of Boston, including a large foldout view, and Cincinnati. Interesting articles on a variety of topics, usually illustrated with engravings, including the Ku Klux Klan, cats, Mormons, hunting in India, billiards, carrier pigeons, and much more. Literary contributions include First American appearances of work by Wilkie Collins, George Eliot, and others. Each issue includes a number of advertisements. A treasure trove of articles and illustrations from the Gilded Age.

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        Map of the Territory of Montana with Portions of the Adjoining Territories

      G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co., New York 1872 - Exquisite and rare folding map of Montana. Delineates counties, Indian reservations and various mines. Includes inset of the northwestern United States showing railroad lines from Wisconsin and Illinois to Washington and Oregon. Shows path taken by Cook and Folsom in 1869 around what became Yellowstone National Park. Beautiful burnished gold coat of arms with the words "Ich dien", German for "I serve", the motto used by the Prince of Wales. Booklet is detached and unhinged. Travel directions have been pasted into back cover. In ink is written "stolen from H.D.H." referring to the ink signature on verso of map: H.D. Hauser, Fort Ellis MT. Fort Ellis is shown in the center of the map in Bozeman, near the Crow Reservation. H.D. Hauser was brother to Samuel T. Hauser who, as a pioneer and explorer, was active in the founding of Yellowstone Park and ruled Montana Territory as governor from 1885-1886. Some overall wear and staining to original folds. Expert repairs and a few fill ins to folds. Some scattered staining from original glue. Pocket map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 28.25" x 41 1/8".

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        Stanford's Library Map of Europe 1858, with additions to 1871, In Four Sections

      published by Edward Stanford circa 1872, London - , linen backed map hand coloured in outline in four sections, marbled paper ends in a leather on board case, each section 78.5 X 84 cm: read from upper left to right, lower left to right: North West - Iceland to Baltic Sea, British Isles - Poland: North East Finland - Siberia, Poland to the Mouth of the Urals: South West Bay of Biscay - Germany, Morocco - Gulf of Sidra: South East Transylvania - Caspian Sea, Africa - Syria. In leather covered card case designed to look like a book First Thus , case rubbed worn with some of the surface missing, the maps are in very good condition approximately 157 x168 cm Paperback ISBN: [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Das malerische und romantische Westphalen. Zweite umgearbeitete Auflage.

      Ferdinand Schöningh, Paderborn 1872 - Gr.-8vo. Mit 28 Tafeln in Stahlstich (Ansichten u. gest. Titel) u. 56 Textholzschnitten. VI, 366 S., 1 Bl. Rote OLwd. m. blind- u. goldgeprägt. Deckel- u. Rückenillustration. Goldschnitt. An Kanten u. Ecken leicht bestoßen, wenige kl. Flecke auf d. Deckeln. Die Seidenpapiere (1 unvollst.) stockfleckig, die Tafeln v.a. im Rande, vereinzelt auch größere Stockflecken. gr.

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        Case of the United States, to be laid before the tribunal of arbitration : to be convened at Geneva under the provisions of the treaty between the United States of America and Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain, concluded at Washington, May 8, 1871

      London : Richard Bentley & Sons, 1872. 1st Edition. Physical description: 501p. Folding map ; 25cm. Subjects: International relations - Arbitration. United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865. Alabama claims. International relations - Arbitration. Spine title: Alabama claims - case of the United States Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Spine bands worn, with panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Some foxing to prelims and title. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Vom deutschen Rhein. Mit landschaftlichen u. architektonischen Ansichten nebst Illustrationen zu rheinischen Dichtungen, in 50 Blättern.

      Breidenbach & Baumann (ca. 1872), Düsseldorf - Quer-Imperialfolio. (45 x 55 cm). Mit lithograph. Titel u. Widmungsbl., lith. Frontispiz u. 49 weiteren Abb. auf starken Papptaf., davon 24 mont. Farblithographien (ca 22 x 33 cm) sowie 25 getönte Lithographien um den Text m. meist farbiger Initiale. Grüne OLwd. m. dekorativer Blindprägung u. goldgeprägt. Deckelillustration. Goldschnitt. Thieme-Becker 30, 41. - ADB 31, 143f. - Prächtiger Band des berühmten Landschaftsmalers der Düsseldorfer Malerschule Caspar Scheuren (1810-1887). - Ansichten von Baden, Heidelberg, Speier, Worms, Frankfurt, Mainz, Wiesbaden, Niederwald, Kreuznach, Bacharach, Oberwesel, Boppard, Stolzenfels, Ems, Coblenz, Apollinariskirche, Siebengebirge, Bonn, Köln, Aachen, Düsseldorf, Strassburg etc. - Kanten etw. berieben, Rücken sorgfältig verstärkt, kl. Schadstellen in d. Deckeln ausgebessert, Deckel u. Buchblock an Querseiten gering wellig. Exlibris auf Innendeckel, Vorsätze leicht stockfleckig. Insgesamt wohlerhalten und schön. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      1872. Very Good. WHEELER, George M. PRELIMINARY REPORT CONTAINING EXPLORATIONS AND SURVEYS PRINCIPALLY IN NEVADA AND ARIZONA. Prosecuted in accordance with paragraph 2, special orders no. 109, War Department, March 18,1871, and letter of instructions of March 23, 1871, from Brigadier General A. A. Humphreys, Chief of Engineers. Conducted under the immediate direction of 1st Lieut. George M. Wheeler, Corps of Engineers. 1871. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1872. Fold-out map. Quarto. 96 pp. Green cloth, gilt-stamped title to upper board. The volume has a slight horizontal crease near spine, and is lightly dampstained along the spine and fore-edge. Sporadic, very light dampstaing in some margins within. The map is crisp and clean. Ninetenth century library bookplate, with relsease stamp, to ffep., and a couple of small embossed seals within. About very good overall. First official exploration of this area, including the Mojave and Death valleys. (Howes H778 & W322).

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        My Garden, its Plan and Culture, together with a general description of its geology, botany and natural history. Illustrated with one thousand three hundred engraving. Second edition, revised and corrected

      Bell and Daldy, London 1872 - 4º mayor, XX, 630 p. ilustrado con más de 1000 figuras, 24 láminas. Tela original, lomo y planos adornados con dorados. Bella edición, profusamente ilustrada con dibujos y grabados, en la que el autor describe su extraordinario jardín diseñado para obtener información y para usos prácticos, formado por 7.925 acres de tierra con vegetales, frutos y flores. Su experiencia personal le permite ofrecer informaciones generales sobre jardinería, horticultura, métodos de cultivo, enfermedades de árboles y plantas, etc. Jardinería. Geología. Botánica. Historia natural. Gardening. Geology. Botany. Natural history.

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      Hurd and Houghton, New York 1872 - Two engraved frontispieces with tissue guards, 32 volumes, 8vo, 3/4 morocco, marbled boards, gilt-lettered spine, raised bands. New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1872. Near fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Roughing It

      American Publishing Co, Hartford 7872 - 591 pages with 6 tipped in plates and numerous figures. Octavo (9" x 6"). Issued in full cloth with pictorial spine and cover in gilt and blind stamped cover. (BAL 3326) First edition, first state. The print run for the first edition is uncertain, but the book was published in February 1872 and by month's end 10,855 copies had been bound. By May 1, according to a royalty statement, 37,701 copies had been sold, of which 22,43 were in cloth; 13, 952 in sheep and in cloth with gilt edges; 1,176 in three-quarter morocco; and 30 in "special" bindings which included full morocco. By 1879, the proportions were as follows: 96,083 copies sold. Two surviving copies are recorded in the full morocco binding, one of which Twain presented to his wife with her name stamped in gilt on the front cover. The other full morocco copy was identically stamped, except for having no name on the cover. BAL distinguishes between the first and second states by the presence of two words on page 242 (first state) or their absence (second state). But it isn't that simple. Copies are found with just one word present (or one word absent, if you are a pessimist.) And similar damage to the plates has been noted on the following pages: xi.1 (M in My is perfect) as in this copy; 19.1 (y is perfect) as in this copy; and 123.6 up (death! which was corrected from death.) as this copy. All of these texts are damaged at some point during the printings(s), and all, including the one on page 242, are found in endless random combinations. At some point, two words were altered: at page 156.2 up "thirteenth" was corrected to "sixteenth" - this copy has the uncorrected "thirteenth" -and on page 330.16 up "Eastern" was corrected to "eastern" - this copy has the uncorrected listing. These changes could distinguish between two printings, but may only distinguish between two later printings. The states of the plates can be guessed at, but if multiple plates were used or mixing of sheets took place (as is clear from surviving copies) they should be viewed with caution. Condition: Professionally re-backed; page ends renewed, corners bumped, former owner's name on front end paper dated March 27, 1872. Over all a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Blanchard's Guide Map of Chicago

      Chicago: Rufus Blanchard, 1872. Engraved folding pocket map, full contemporary hand-colouring. Folds into publisher's lettered paper covers. With 14pp. printed street guide tipped to the inside wrapper, as issued. 22 x 16 3/4 inches. Rare street map of Chicago, showing the city just one year after the fire. This edition of Blanchard's guide, the first published after the Great Chicago Fire, shows the limits of the burnt region by means of a thin dotted line. All streets are named, along with the city's parks, public buildings, railroads, etc. The pamphlet which accompanies the guide allows for each street to be easily found by means of numbers and letters running along the left and lower margins. A scarce issue of Blanchard's guide and rarely found in such lovely original condition.

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        The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. With photographic and other Illustrations.

      London, John Murray, 1872. 8vo. Uncut in orig. full green cloth., gilt spine with gilt lettering. Spine ends frayed (at foot a bit of cloth gone), corners and edges with wear. Booplate of William Tessimond Windsor on inside frontcover. VI,374 pp. + 4 pp. of advertisements., 7 photographic (heliotype) plates, some folding. Textillustrations in woodcut. a few light pencil underlinings. Old owners name on third leaf. Occassionally light traces of use. Internally clean.. The scarce first edition, FIRST ISSUE (with the signatures 2B1 only on p. 369 and 2C1 only on p.373 and the right spelling of 'that' in the first line on p. 208). The Expression of the Emotions "is an importent member of the evolutionary set, and it was written, in part at least, as a confutation of the idea that the facial muscles of expression in man were a special endowment." (Freeman p. 142). Darwin concluded that "the chief expressiv actions exhibited by man and by the lower animals are now innate or inherited." Freeman No 1141 - Garrison & Morton No 4975

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        The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection,

      London: John Murray,, 1872. or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life ... Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered gilt, covers stamped in blind with four-line outer border, blind rules at head and tail of spine, brown endpapers. Folding diagram facing page 90. Bookplate, pencilled ownership signature to front free endpaper and half title. Loss of size from cloth, corners worn, hinges cracked with evidence of older repairs, spotting to early and late leaves and very occasionally to rest of text. A very good copy. Sixth edition, with additions and corrections (thirteenth thousand). Darwin continually made small revisions to his text and it is in this edition that the word "evolution" occurs for the first time. It had been used in the first edition of The Descent of Man the previous year, but not before in this work. This is the third issue of the sixth edition (the first was the eleventh thousand), the last of three dated 1872.

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        Roughing It

      Hartford, CT: American Publishing Company, 1872. First edition. Seventy-Fifth Thousand. Hard cover in original cloth. Published Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1872, first edition with mixed states, mostly first state - full page advertisement on p. 592, first state - capital "T" in trees and "thirteenth" on page 156, first state - "Eastern" p. 156, second state - incomplete text p. 242, second state - broken "y" in first line of Contents, semi-broken type in first word of Chaper 1. 8vo., 591pp., 2 frontis+ plates+illustrations within the text + 1pp. publisher's ad. Brown cloth with blind embossed covers with gilt designs and titles, buff colored endpapers, speckled edges. Some wear at the tips and spine extremities, closed tear across the spine with 3 inch split to the outer cloth along the rear hinge, else very good. Pages clean and crisp, no foxing, text block tight. . 1st. Hard. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo.

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