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        History of Latin Christianity : including that of the Popes to the pontificate of Nicolas V / by Henry Hart Milman [complete in 9 volumes]

      London : John Murray, 1872. 3rd Edition. Physical description: 9 v. 18cm. Subjects: Catholic Church -- Christianity -- History -- Religion -- Church history. Physical description: 9 v. 18cm. Subjects: Catholic Church -- Christianity -- History -- Religion -- Church history.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        An Extraordinary Album of 36 Original Watercolour and Gouache Paintings of a Woman, Probably Spanish

      1872. () Very good. Quarto. Leather album (11 X 9 inches)with heavily gilt decorated front board. The album has the initials D.R.F. In metal on the front board. 36 watercolours ( 5 X 3.5 inches) with Gouache mounted one to a page. A little minor soiling otherwise in very nice condition. The watercolours depict the same women performing various activites, frequently wearing period Spanish or South American clothes. The women was possibly a dancer and was certainly Catholic. Subjects include: croquet, holding a fan, dancing ballet, ice skating, walking, at prayer, in riding cloths, archery, playing the guitar, mountain climbing, at the theatre, punting, and a number in various costumes. Although naive, the album is very charming..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        The Golden Lion of Granpere

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 18, Catherine Street, 1872 - "- not only Trollope's best shorter book, but one of the most charming idylls in English literature" (Walpole) First edition. Sm 8vo. iv, 353, [1] pp., + 16 pp. catalogue dated May, 1872. Publisher's red-brown cloth (first binding). Light shelf wear and rubbing to covers, front hinge split, generally sound otherwise. Sadleir, Trollope 38; Wolff 6778 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Ranolf and Amohia: A South-Sea Day-Dream

      London: Smith, Elder, 1872. Leather Bound. Very Good. Smith, Elder; London. Inscribed by author. 1st edition in special gift binding. Quarter bound in contemporary black calf-skin leather. Gilt borders and lettering on spine. Gilt page ends. Marbled paper boards. In marbled slipcase. Minor shelf wear. Slight rubbing to slipcase. Rubbing to spine. Marbled endpapers. Inscribed on title page, from Alfred Domett to his son, Alfred Nelson Domett. Alfred Domett was an English colonial statesman and poet. He was New Zealand's fourth Premier. Domett published one or two volumes of poetry from 1833, and contributed several poems to Blackwoods Magazine. Domett's vast verse epic, Ranolf and Amohia, though neglected upon publication, has, in later years, become the source of much critical attention. Several articles on the poem have appeared in scholarly journals, positioning it as a work of great ethnographic import. In a recent study by Jane Stafford and Mark Williams, Domett's work is viewed as the foundational text of Maoriland; the imagined alternative to the progressive colony of New Zealand. Many ethnographers feel Domett's epic displays a primitivistic romanticizing of Maori that functions to disguise the ugly reality of settler-Maori violence. Stafford and Williams describe the setting as being infused with a sense of distance and strangeness, possessing an unreal, nightmarish quality. Though a work of fantasy, Ranolf and Amohia also serves as a massive compilation of facts about New Zealand. A beautifully bound edition of this scarce volume, in very good condition. Please feel free to view our photographs. Ships daily.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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        Atlas coelestis novus. Neuer Himmels-Atlas. Darstellung der im mittleren Europa mit blossen Augen sichtbaren Sterne nach ihren wahren, unmittelbar vom Himmel entnommenen Grössen

      Köln, Dumont 1872. 30 x 40 cm. Lithographie Titel und 12 2-farb. lithographiert Himmeslkarten. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Umschlagtitel - Rassmann II, 90 - ADB XI, 665 - Houzeau / Lancaster II, 1499 - Seltener Himmelsatlas. Heis (1806 - 1877) war Mathematiker und Astronom, Professor in Aachen und Münster, "seine Stärke (lag) in den Himmelsbeobachtungen mit bloßem Auge, ein glänzendes Ergebnis davon ist sein "Atlas coelestis" (ADB). Gelockert, Blattränder stellenweise stockfleckig -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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      [Various places. ca. 1872].. Twelve cards, each 17 x 13 inches, a.e.g., with manuscript captions in lower margins. Most images are 9 x 6 1/2 inches, excepting the two oval images of San Francisco. Some minor soiling on cards, some images slightly faded. Very good. Archivally matted, protected with mylar sheet. An excellent collection of views, quite early for Hawaii and New Zealand. The four views of Honolulu include one wide view of the town, a view of a side street with a church steeple in the background, the Pali mountain pass, and the harbor with several large vessels at anchor. In New Zealand, the Supreme Court building in Christchurch and the city of Littleton are displayed. The San Francisco images include the Palace Hotel and the famous Cliff House. Of particular interest are the three views of the Central Pacific Railway. The sections of the track include Capestown, the Palisade, and Summit Station, each with fresh evidence of the line's recent completion. Also in the collection is one image of a railroad along the banks of Salt Lake, and three wide views of Salt Lake City, one with the Mormon tabernacle (completed in 1871) prominently featured. An attractive collection of views, each quite displayable.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      London: Chapman & Hall, 1872. First edition, 19 x 12.5cm (8vo), in publisher's emerald fine linen-texture cloth w/gilt ruling & circular device to fr. cover & gilt title to spine, a.e. untrimmed, [i-viii], [1] 2-98, [99-104 publ. cat.] pp. w/frontis & 8 full-page wood engravings by the Dalziels after Hughes. Printed at the Camden Press, London. From the collection of Alan Clodd. Binding Very Good (extremities sl. rubbed, & small stain & vertical string-mark to rear cover); contents Near-Fine (recto of half-title & final page of adverts browned). White 171, Reid 92, Fredeman 48.6 & 93.33, Ray p.103 ("the decorated cover seems to be commoner than the plain cloth binding"--but he neglects to mention that the plain-bound issue, with its untrimmed edges, is sl. larger in format), de Beaumont 123, Goldman 242.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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        Portrait Gallery of Eminent Men and Women of Europe and America ... with Biographies. by Evert A. Duyckinck ... Illustrated with Highly Finished Steel Engravings from Original Portraits by the Most Celebrated Artists ... - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      New York, Johnson, Fry And Company, [C1872-74], 1872. 1st Edition. Description: 2 v. Ports. 29 cm. Subjects: Biography. Portraits. United States and Europe. Notes: Added t. -p. , engraved. Vol. 2 published by Johnson, Wilson and company. Published in parts. Finely bound both in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt-blocked title and volume indications. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Leaves of Grass

      Washington DC:: J. S. Redfield,. 1872, copyright 1871.. Fifth edition; Electrotyped by Smith & McDougal. Hardcover. Very good condition. The third issue of the fifth edition of Leaves of Grass, in which Whitman re-issued 'Leaves of Grass' with a 'Passage to India' annex, adding 120 pages and 74 poems (with separate pagination) as well as the additional 14 page supplement 'After All, Not to Create Only'. Essentially Whitman re- formated Leaves of Grass as three separate books of poetry contained in one volume. In addition, the Civil War texts are introduced here for the first time, and re-edited into three of Whitman's "clusters", titled "Drum Taps", "Marches Now the War is Over", and "Bathed in War's Perfume". This spreading of Civil War poems throughout this edition of the book has been interpreted as Whitman's feeling that the war was central to American character.& & 8vo, vi, 384pp; 'Passage to India', 120pp; 'After All, Not to Create Only', 14pp. Blue stamped cloth, with border of interlocking rules in black at front cover, and the same interlocking rules but blind stamped at rear cover. Gilt title at spine, with gilt flowers and the word "Complete" at the base of the spine. Spine tips expertly restored, a little toned. OCLC: 15718512

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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      New Bedford, Ma.: Benjamin Russell, 1872.. Five uncolored lithographs, 14 3/4 x 22 1/2 inches. Each plate numbered in the lower right, and marked "proof" in the lower left. Light edge wear. Light toning, a bit of foxing on the final two plates. Good. A scarce, complete set of five lithographs recording the disastrous loss of a large fleet of New Bedford whaleships, trapped in the ice near Point Belcher in September 1871. In all, some thirty-four ships were lost, at a cost of $1.5 million. After passing through Bering Straits in June, the fleet began to be frozen in in August. For a time the captains waited for a northeast wind that might carry them out of the ice. They had a chance to escape the floes in late August, but did not heed the warnings of natives, who claimed the ice would close up again soon. Indeed, a southwest wind on August 29th crushed three of the ships, and the captains decided to abandon their ships and escape south in smaller vessels. The stranded ships were abandoned, and more than 1200 men, women, and children took lifeboats to seven whaleships not caught in the ice which ferried them to Honolulu. The first three plates show the various ships stuck in the ice, giving the name of each vessel in the caption. The fourth print shows the crews escaping in smaller rowboats, and the final one shows the rescue ships "receiving the captains officers and crews of abandoned ships." The illustrations were drawn on stone by J.P. Newell, printed by the lithographic firm of J.H. Bufford in Boston. Peters praises Bufford as being among the very best at producing whaling images. The prints were published by Benjamin Russell in New Bedford, the important whaling port at which the fleet was based. The Lothrop catalogue points out that "all known copies of the prints in this set are marked 'proof,' and it is believed Russell retained this to enhance sales." This event did irreparable damage to the New Bedford whaling fleet and severe damage to the local economy that depended so much on it. WHALING PRINTS IN THE FRANCIS P. LOTHROP COLLECTION 309-313. DOW 97-101. BREWINGTON 23-27. PETERS, AMERICA ON STONE, pp.124-25.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1872 [Dec. 1871].  First American edition, 17 x 12cm (12mo), in publisher's green sand-grain cloth w/gilt & black decorations & title to fr. cover & spine (blind borders only to rear), terracotta ep.s, 204 pp. +12pp. publ. cat. to rear, w/30 in-text wood engravings by the Dalziels after Hughes.  Despite several claims that Routledge of New York issued the first U.S. edition, Lippincott was in fact Strahan's American publisher for "Good Words for the Young" & it is therefore more likely that Lippincott were allowed publication precedence.  Binding Good (extremities bumped & worn, some splits to joints, moderate rubbing & stains to cloth, & fr. hinge cracked); contents Good (some staining, & a few sections sl. proud).

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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      London: George Rutledge & Sons, n.d. [1872]. Scarce First Edition, the British Copyright Edition and preceding the American edition of ROUGHING IT. WITH AUTOGRAPH PRESENTATION BY THE AUTHOR, MARK TWAIN. 12mo, rare in the original printer’s yellow stiff paper wrappers, lettered and decorated on the upper cover pictorially in colour, printed in black on the spine and rear cover, now protected in a very fine box of full brown morocco with inlays of red and blue morocco and gilt decorations. The box is designed to resemble a finely bound book and is in fact made out of one. 224pp. Well preserved for such a delicate and uncommon item. The original wrappers with some expected edge wear, and more so to the spine, with some loss of the paper at the spine. FIRST EDITION OF THE BRITISH COPYRIGHT ISSUE WITH AUTOGRAPH PRESENTATION BY MARK TWAIN, Twain has inscribed this copy on the titlepage with flare and boldness “Truly Yours, Mark Twain.” This scarce and delicate edition is the first printing of the final part of what would be published several days later in Hartford as “Roughing It”, it published in a very small number to secure the copyright. It also includes a very early reprint of "Mark Twain's Burlesque Autobiography." “Roughing It” was in Twain’s words a ‘personal narrative and record of several years of variegated vagabonding...its object being to help the resting reader while away an idle hour rather than to afflict him with metaphysics or goad him with science. There is an interesting episode in the history of the Far West about which no books had been written by anyone on the ground and in person...and this is the telling of the tale of the opening of the silver-mining fever in Nevada.’ There is much here--from the encountering of desperadoes on the plains to the encountering of Chinese in Virginia City--from the enjoyment of California’s women and the experience of an earthquake in San Francisco to the enjoyment of the frolicking girls of the Sandwich Islands and to the discovery of new places in the Hawaiian Islands. A Mark Twain masterpiece, this is a wonderful and treasured creation of the great American writer.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        The Coast of Norway from Christiania to Hammerfest

      London and Boston: W. M. Thompson / Roberts Brothers, 1872. Hard Cover. Good. viii, [ followed by 12 full color plates (chromolithographs?) each preceded by an acid free buffer leaf and tissue ], 24 pages. Oblong Folio (13 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches). Publisher's beveled boards with gold and green decorations on the cover. Originally bound in gutta percha style, leaves had come loose as normal and the book was in pieces. Now recased with original spine laid down and with individual leaves tied together archivally with tissue and sewn. Now sound and usable. Several pages with new paper / tissue restorations to fore edges (not affecting text). Some minor dampstaining. Plates are bright and clean with some minor dampstaining to some upper right corner. Scarce in the marketplace.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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      Havana. 1872.. 413pp. plus folding map and twenty-four mounted albumen photographs, each 7 x 10 inches. Folio. Original printed wrappers bound into half leather and cloth, spine gilt. Extremities rubbed, front hinge starting. Lower corner of front cover and half title torn away, repaired with tissue. Minor foxing. Very good. Illustrated work on the Ten Years' War, the bloody civil war between Spanish loyalists and rebels fighting for Cuba's independence, with twenty-four photographs by Varela y Suarez, comprised of images of notable citizens and views of Cuba. This is a history produced by the loyalist forces, dominated by the large plantation owners. The ten large albumen views, each with a printed caption on the mount, show various buildings and panoramas of Havana during the Ten Years' War (1868-1878), the first of three civil wars of the late 19th century. Of note is the striking image of the "Vista de la Calle del Comercio Despues Del Incendio," showing the devastation brought on by this conflict. Describing the war up to 1872, this book includes views of the Teatro de Tacon y Del Louvre, the impressive Morro Castle, and a handsome composite photograph of the various officers of the First Volunteers of Havana. The photographer, Leopoldo Varela y Suarez, was one of a small group of foreign and Cuban photographers to photograph and publish images of this war.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Ferns: British and Exotic

      London: George Bell & Sons, 1872. 8 volumes, octavo. (9 13/16 x 6 1/2 inches). Half-title to vol.I. 479 plates printed in colours from wood- blocks by Benjamin Fawcett, after Francis Lydon, numerous wood-engraved illustrations. Contemporary half light brown calf over blue pebble-grained cloth-covered boards, spines in six compartments with raised bands, red morocco lettering-piece in the second, green morocco lettering-piece in the fourth, the others with repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. A fine set of this beautifully-illustrated monograph on ferns. According to Stafleu this set is the first edition of this valuable work to be issued by the publishers George Bell & Sons: the earlier editions having been published by Groombridge & Sons. Lowe was a botanist and meteorologist whose private income allowed him to pursue his passionate interest in ferns at a time when there was also widespread public interest in the collecting and growing of the family: "ferneries" were a feature of many a fashionable garden. Lowe's enthusiasm is evident in his introduction: "Ferns, by their exquisite beauty [and], great variety ... deservedly rank high amongst cultivated plants. Among them may be found innumerable diversity ... Some species grow to the height of forty or fifty feet ... [others] scarcely exceed an inch ... As decorative plants in our hothouses and conservatories, Ferns stand unrivalled ... the evergreen species of ferns maintain an unfailing interest; young fronds, with their delicate tints are constantly appearing, and more mature ones as they pass through the different stages ... gain fresh beauty in every change. An additional argument in their favour is, that in many situations, where other plants could not exist, Ferns will not only grow, but impart a character which can be attained by no other means." Lowe goes on to explain that he believes that the reason Ferns were so little understood, despite being widely grown, was the lack of a publication "within the reach of all," which included the "accurate coloured figures" needed to allow the interested amateur to identify the different species: the present work was issued to answer this need. The beautiful plates are produced using a complicated printing process which allowed for the accurate alignment of multiple wood-engraved blocks to produce crisp clear outlines and luminous colours. They are the work of the master of this process: Benjamin Fawcett (1808-1893), working from originals by his long- time employee Alexander Francis Lydon (1836-1917). Fellow engraver, W.D. Ridley wrote of the production of Fawcett's plates: "Benjamin Fawcett was undoubtedly a born genius in the best sense of the word; for in a remote country town [Driffield in Yorkshire] in the early days of railway facilities, when it must have been difficult to buy high-grade colour inks, he brushed all difficulties aside, purchased his own boxwood shipped direct from Turkey, matured it, sawed it in slices, surfaced it accurately, drew the whole of his work upon these blocks himself." Stafleu & Cowan III, 5040

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Ferns: British and Exotic (8 Volumes)

      London: Bell and Daldy, 1872. Second Edition. Three Quarter Leather. Very good. 8vo. Green three quarter leather binding with five raised bands, gold embossed titling and floral decorations in each compartment. Red marbled paper inserts on covers, matching endpapers. Each volume has the bookplate of previous owner, Edward Henry Scott, affixed to each front pastedown. Each volume has all edges gilded, light wear and scuffing to covers and edges. Light foxing to prelims of each volume, illustrations clean and bright with tissue guard over each. 479 plates total.

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery]
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        LIFE And WORKS Of CHARLOTTE BRONTE And Her Sisters. An Illustrated Edition in Seven Volumes

      London / New York:: Smith Elder and Co. / Scribner Welford and Co.,. 1872 - 1873.. 8vo. 8-1/4" x 5-1/2". 1st collected edition (NCBEL III, 865). 7 volumes: v. 1. Jane Eyre by Currer Bell; v. 2. Shirley by Currer Bell; v. 3. Villette by Currer Bell; v. 4. The Professor by Currer Bell. With, Poems [by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell, and Patrick Bront‘]; v. 5. Wuthering Heights by Ellis Bell And, Agnes Grey by Acton Bell; v. 6. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bront‘; v. 7 - The Life of Charlotte Bront‘ by Mrs. Gaskell.. Publisher's original green pebbled cloth bindings, with black & gilt stamping.. Modest wear, with some cosmetic 'touch up' to cloth. Light foxing,. primarily to preliminary/terminal leaves, though plates wonderfully. clean. Vols 2 - 4 with unobtrusively strengthened hinges. Withal,. an attractive & pleasing VG - VG+ set, and uncommon thus.. Each volume with a frontis & engraved vignette t.p., plus 22 inserted plates [3 per volume, 1-6; 4 in "Life"] by Edmond Morison Wimperis [1835 - 1900]. "Life" with an additional 2 facsimiles.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        SS Governor Blackall off Sydney Heads

      circa,, 1872.. Oil on board, 420 x 590mm, framed in birds eye maple. The largest vessel to date to have been constructed in the colony, the steamship Governor Blackall was launched at Waterview Bay, Sydney on Tuesday 27th September 1870."The models and drawings were all executed at Mort's Dry Dock and with the exception of the boiler and other plates, the lower deck beams, and a patent windlass, every part of the vessel has been manufactured in the colony. The launch took place from the company's slip in Waterview Bay, and the interest which the people generally felt in the event may be conjectured from the fact that two to three thousand persons assembled to witness it.Her beautiful form and noble proportions were manifested to the utmost, and she was admitted by everyone to be one of the finest specimens of naval architecture ever constructed in the colony. Judging from present appearances, she bids fair to be one of the fastest boats in the Australian waters. Her dimensions are as follows ; She is 192 feet over- all ; 184 feet at the load line ; 23 feet 6 inches boam ; 16 feet depth of hold ; and, according to the builders' measurement, 500 tons burthen..She is divided into watertight compartments ; and the rigging is to be that of a two-masted topsail schooner" (SMH).Here seen off Sydney Heads Governor Blackall was an iron vessel built to the order of the Queensland government and intended as a mail and passenger boat. It was the seventh steamer to have been constructed by Mort's Dry Dock and Engineering Company.SS Governor Blackall was named after the Governor of Queensland, Samuel Wensley Blackall appointed in 1868 soon after his arrival from Ireland. Despite arriving in the midst of a constitutional crisis he was a popular leader, known for his willingness to assist any genuine public cause. But by the time the steamer was launched in 1870 the Governor's health was failing and he died the following year. The town of Blackall and the Blackall Range were named after him.Attracting the interest of the Queensland Premier of the time Charles Lilley, Lilley and Blackall visited Sydney in 1869 and signed a contract to purchase the steamer in an attempt to stem the increase of mail subsidy claims by the monopolistic Australasian Steam Navigation Company.However, by 1884 the Governor Blackall was again part of the Australasian Steam Navigation Company and by 1886 when the company was bought out by the British India and Queensland Agency Co. the ship was discarded. The largest vessel ever to have been built in the colony ended her days in Rotten Row, Sydney Harbour.

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

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1872. First edition. Hardcover. 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./No Dust Jacket. 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.

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        Through the Looking-Glass, and what Alice found there

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1872. With Fifty Illustrations by John Tenniel. Octavo. Finely bound by Rivière & Son in full red morocco, spine elaborately gilt in compartments, french fillet gilt to sides, elaborate gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Original cloth sides and spine laid down at the rear. Housed in a red cloth chemise and burgundy morocco-backed bookfrom slipcase. Illustrations throughout by John Tenniel. Joints and corners minutely rubbed, some foxing to early and late leaves. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the half title to the children's book author and illustrator Mary Seymour, "To Mary M. Seymour, from the author, May 1872". Dodgson knew the Seymour family, very probably through [her father?] the Rev Henry Fortescue Seymour's fellowship at All Souls (correspondence discussing Mary survives between the two). This copy includes, laid in, a single leaf, folded once, on both sides of which are drawn numerous portrait sketches, most likely Mary Seymour's own. Though we cannot establish Mary's date of birth, it is probable that this presentation was made when Mary was still young (as her first book came out over a decade later).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, And what Alice found there

      MacMillan and Co. London. 1872(1871). FIRST EDITION. Dated 1872 but actually published in time for Christmas 1871. 8vo. Illustrated with fifty engravings by John Tenniel. Previous owners neat ink inscription, dated Christmas 1871, on front free endpaper - "Lizzie Hall / from her ________(?) / Alice Young. / Xmas 1871". A Very good, clean copy with a few small ink spots to the fore-edge of the pages, only really noticeable when the pages are fanned, in publishers original red cloth with gilt lettering, decoration and ruling to the spine. Triple gilt ruled borders on boards which each have a circular illustration, of the Red and the White Queens, within triple lined frames. Dark green coated endpapers. Binders paper ticket (Burn & Co) on the inner rear board. Some splitting to the rear inner hinge which is still firm and tight. The front hinge firm and uncracked. All edges gilt. The boards are a bit rubbed & bumped to the edges and the spine is showing minor darkening but overall a very good copy of this famous classic which is a notoriously difficult book to find in nice original condition.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

      London: Macmillan. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION, beautifully bound. "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its hardly less famous sequel Through the Looking Glass, although ostensibly written for children... are unique among 'juveniles' in appealing equally if not more strongly to adults. Written by an Oxford don, a clergyman, and a professional mathematician, they abound in characters- the White Knight, the Red Queen, the Mad Hatter, Humpty Dumpty- who are part of everybody's mental furniture. And the philosophic profundity of scores, if not hundreds, of these characters' observations, long household words wherever English is spoken, gains mightily from the delicious fantasy of their setting" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 354). London: MacMillan, 1872. Octavo, recent full morocco gilt. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. With Fifty Illustrations by John Tenniel

      Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1872. First American Edition. First issue, with "wade" for "wabe" on p.21. Octavo (18.5cm); original publisher's green cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine, with vignettes in gilt on front and rear covers; brown coated endpapers, [vi] preliminary leaves; [1]-224pp. Fifty illustrations in-text by John Tenniel. Cloth lightly rubbed; spine gilt a little dull; professional restoration and strengthening to spine ends, replacing about 1/8" of cloth at head and heel, else a straight, tidy copy in the less common green cloth variant binding. & & First American edition of Carroll's second "Alice" book, bound from the British sheets with a slight re-arrangement of the preliminary leaves and without the two pages of ads at rear. A well-preserved example.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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      London: Macmillan and Co., 1872.. Red cloth, decorated in gilt, a.e.g. Frontis and illustrations by John Tenniel. Cloth handsoiled and rubbed, spine extremities frayed, early gift inscription on half-title, inner hinges cracking; a well-read, but generally sound copy. First edition, first printing, with 'wade' for 'wabe' on p.21. WILLIAMS & MADAN 67.

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      1872. Paperback. Fine. (PICTURESQUE AMERICA). PICTURESQUE AMERICA. Or, The Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Water-Falls, Shores, Canyons, Valleys, Cities, and Other Picturesque Features of Our Country. With illustrations on Steel and Wood by Eminent American Artists. Edited by William Cullen Bryant. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874. In forty-eight parts, "Sold Only By Subscription". 4to., blue printed wrappers, engraved frontispiece to every volume, numerous text illustrations by leading American artists of the period including F.O.C. Darley, C.G. Griswold, W.L. Shepard, Hary Fenn, Thomas Moran among others. Many wrappers show mild (chiefly dust-) soiling or a hint of sun/touch of foxing at the perimeters, with occasional slight wear to edges; a handful of issues are disbound, starting at the wraps, or over- opened. Internally, there are occasional marginal spots of foxing -- these are negligible in quantity and heaviness overall -- there is also just the occasional touch of soil. Two issues are affected by a marginal dampstain internally, including the engraved plates (one slightly, one more heavily) but all the images on the engraved plates are clean throughout the set, and many leaves are still unopened. About very good to very good plus bindings, with near fine to fine contents overall. A desirable and beautifully illustrated set in a scarce format.

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        The Fleshly School of Poetry and Other Phenomena of the Day [With ALS from Buchanan tipped-in]

      London: Strahan and Co., 1872. First edition. Original printed wrappers with engraved illustration on cover of wild garlic, hound's tongue, etc. (odiferous flowers). Celebrated and influential, if not scathing treatise accusing the Pre-Raphaelite artists of, among immorality and perhaps helping to increase PRB exposure through subsequent dialogues. Most notably was D.G. Rossetti's rebuttal which came in the form of a letter in the Athenaeum entitled, "The Stealthy School of Criticism." An excellent copy in its original printed wrapper and with most of the spine still present (rarely seen). A three-page autograph letter by Buchanan asking a Miss Marie de Hey if she would like to purchase "Madcap Prince" for her own use... "only once reproduced in town-- for Mis ??'s benefit at teh Olympic last May. I fancy the part would suit you, and the piece is light and effective enough. Or I could arrange with you for a new picturesque narrative drama for starry purposes(??)." Some tears in ALS, corners of book slightly ben and covers only faintly age-marked, ese very good or better. Internally clean and bright. A rare offering.

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      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1872. 2 volumes. First Edition. Illustrated throughout. Volume I has a folding map, four plans and four plates. Volume II has seven plates. Thick 8vo, publisher’s original maroon cloth, gilt pictorial vignettes to the upper covers, spines lettered in gilt. xii, 503; vi, 519. A pleasing set of the rare first edition in very elusive bindings of the original cloth, spines restored, volumes rebacked with original spine panels laid down, endleaves renewed. RARE FIRST EDITION IN THE ORIGINAL CLOTH. One of the most elusive of all the books in the Burton oeuvre. Copies rarely appear at auction or on the open market. Zanzibar was the setting off point for most of the travels into Africa initiated by the great explorers of the 19th century. It was on Zanzibar that stores and supplies were procured, native peoples were hired for the travels and documents obtained which permitted the explorers to make their way into the interior of the unknown regions of Africa. This comprehensive guidebook covers every aspect of Zanzibar: its geography and climate, history and government, ethnology both foreign and tribal, and its agriculture and flora. It offers colorful descriptions of the Arab population and an in depth study of the Waswahili tribe and language. The chapter on Mortality includes a sober look at the rampant diseases of the people, small pox, cholera, and dysentery just to name a few. A fascinating look at the land and its people.

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        Madame et Monsieur Cardinal

      Paris: Michel Levy Freres, Editeurs, 1872. Full page pen & ink drawing with water-color before title page signed Ulysse-Roy. Two other black and white illustrations; one is signed in the plate J[ean].Massard and the other is unidentified, both tipped in between the half-title and title page, with two more black & white illustrations by Massard tipped into the text. 256(1) with the 12 original engraved vignettes by Edmond Morin. The first six chapters of this volume are the result of the first two chapters of the volume entitled: (Madame et Monsieur Cardinal (Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal) published in 1872. OCLC records a limited edition of 25 copies of this work with the original 12 vignettes on Chine and tipped in as opposed to only printed above the text. An additional two copies of an unidentified illustrator with tipped in plates between half-title and tile page, although none are included in collation and does not make mention of a color illustration by Ulysse-Roy. Bound in 1/2 blue-gray morocco over decorative paper covered boards, spine lettered and stamped in gilt, decorative endpapers, top edge gilt, original green printed wrappers bound in. some rubbing and minor nicks to boards. A unique collection of artist illustrations.. 12mo.

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      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1872. 2 volumes. First Edition. Illustrated throughout. Volume I has a folding map, four plans and four plates. Volume II has seven plates. 8vo, handsomely bound in three-quarter brown morocco over cloth boards with the original spine panels bound at the rear of each volume. xii+503; vi+519. A fine set, crisp and clean. RARE FIRST EDITION OF THIS HIGHLY IMPORTANT WORK. One of the most elusive of all the books in the Burton oeuvre. Copies rarely appear at auction or on the open market. Zanzibar was the setting off point for most of the travels into Africa initiated by the great explorers of the 19th century. It was on Zanzibar that stores and supplies were procured, native peoples were hired for the travels and documents obtained which permitted the explorers to make their way into the interior of the unknown regions of Africa. This comprehensive guidebook covers every aspect of Zanzibar: its geography and climate, history and government, ethnology both foreign and tribal, and its agriculture and flora. It offers colorful descriptions of the Arab population and an in depth study of the Waswahili tribe and language. The chapter on Mortality includes a sober look at the rampant diseases of the people, small pox, cholera, and dysentery just to name a few. A fascinating look at the land and its people.

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        The Golden Lion of Granpere

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 18, Catherine Street, 1872. First edition. Sm 8vo. iv, 353, [1] pp., + 16 pp. catalogue dated May, 1872. Publisher's red-brown cloth (first binding). Light shelf wear and rubbing to covers, front hinge split, generally sound otherwise. Sadleir, Trollope 38; Wolff 6778 . "- not only Trollope's best shorter book, but one of the most charming idylls in English literature" (Walpole)

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        History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs. Embellished with One Hundred Portraits from the Indian Gallery in the War Department at Washington

      Philadelphia: Caxton Press of Sherman & Co. for D. Rice & Co., 1872-1874. 2 volumes, royal 8vo (10 7/16 x 7 1/4 inches). "Billy Bowlegs" portrait as frontispiece to volume II of text. Contemporary half dark purple morocco over purple cloth boards, spines with raised bands in five compartments, lettered in the second and fourth. The scarce text volumes to the final edition of McKenney & Hall, including the "Billy-Bowlegs" plate unique to this edition. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827, he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee , and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1830, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the west. Both authors, not unlike George Catlin, whom they tried to enlist in their publishing enterprise, saw their book as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. McKenney provided the biographies, many based on personal interviews, and Hall wrote the general history of the North American Indian. Between 1872 and 1874 a new folio edition of McKenney and Hall appeared. Unlike the previous folio editions, the plates were here bound in a single folio volume, with the text issued separately in octavo format. Only 35 such sets were produced, each numbered on the limitation leaf within the text volumes. The most interesting aspect of this edition is the addition of a plate not found in any other edition of McKenney and Hall: the Billy Bowlegs plate as a frontispiece to vol.II. Howes M129; cf. McGrath p.84 & 206; cf. Miles & Reese America Pictured to the Life 53 (first octavo edition); Sabin: 43411 (1854-56 edition with 221 plates); cf. Servies 4028.

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        Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In

      New York: D. Appleton and Company,, 1872–4. 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). Bound for the publishers by Matthews in red full morocco, Greek key panel gilt to the boards with laurel wreath corner pieces, title gilt to upper boards, raised bands, title gilt to spine, spine gilt in compartments, inner gilt dentelles, gilt edges, marbled endpapers. Steel-engraved frontispiece and half-title to each and 45 other similar plates in all, numerous steel- and wood-engraved illustrations, many full-page. Light toning, bindings a little rubbed small patch stripped from the upper board of vol. II, but overall a very handsome set. First edition. "It is the design of [this] publication ... 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'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's and Harper's, but also by the Continental Bank Note Company who for a time employed him producing plates for currency.

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      New York: Appleton, (1872). full morocco. Mild and typical age toning to the text. Minor rubbing and a few neat repairs to the binding, gilt very strong. Lovely set of this classic illustrated American book. Two folio volumes (10" x 12-1/4") bound in original decorated publisher's morocco. Illustrated with 49 beautiful steel engravings, all tissue guards present, and numerous wood engravings.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Picturesque America, Or, the Land We Live in : a Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Water-Falls, Shores, Cañons, Valleys, Cities and Other Picturesque Features of Our Country . ...with Illustrations on Steel and Wood by Eminent American Artists ; Edited by William Cullen Bryant - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      New York : D. Appleton & Co. , [1872-75], 1872. 1st Edition. 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.

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      New York: Appleton, (1872). Foxing to frontispiece plates, remainder fine. Covers fine, much nicer than normally found. Two large, thick folio volumes. Illustrated with many steel engravings and wood engravings. Original publisher's full brown leather binding over beveled boards with marbled endpapers, the covers with overall embossed designs and titles in gilt, upper covers with gilt titles and artist's palette device, a.e.g.

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      1872. Fine. BRYANT, William Cullen, ed. PICTURESQUE AMERICA. NY: D. Appleton, (1872- 1874). 2 Volumes, Folio, Original ornately decorated full brown morocco, gilt edges, inner dentelles. 49 Steel Engravings (2 Engraved Title Pages) and Hundreds of Woodcuts in the text. Overall the contents are fine clean and bright. The bindings show a little wear, but they are strong, bright and appealing. Unusual for this set.

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        Autograph letter signed "Fr. Luetke", to Russian Privy councillor

      St. Petersburg,: 22 October, 1872.. Manuscript in ink on paper, single leaf folded to form four pages, 210 x 130 mm; in fine condition. An interesting and rare private letter from the explorer Count Fyodor Petrovich L¸tke.L¸tke, who started his career in the Imperial Russian Navy in 1813, was a member of Golovnin's voyage on the Kamchatka (1817-19). Subsequently he himself led (1821-24) the expedition to explore the coastline of Novaya Zemlya, the White Sea, and the eastern parts of the Barents Sea. From 1826 to 1829 he commanded the last great Russian scientific voyage to the Northwest coast of America: sailing to the Pacific on the Senyavin via Cape Horn, they reached Sitka in 1827 and spent over a month there. They continued north to Unalaska and the Aleutian Islands, going as far north as St Matthew Island and the Bering Sea, and surveying the coast of the Alaskan Peninsula as far as Kvichak Bay. Islands in the Caroline group of Micronesia were explored during the winter of 1828, and they visited Guam, the Philippines, and St Helena Island in the south Atlantic before returning to Kronstadt in September 1829.The printed account of his voyage on the Senyavin is one of the rarest Pacific voyages today, and was rare even in the nineteenth century (the bibliographer Sabin could only explain this by pointing out that the small edition is said to have been almost entirely bought up within Russia, unlike other voyage publications of the period which reached a much wider audience).L¸tke became an influential member of the Russian Geographic Society, chairman of the Naval Scientific Committee, commander-in-chief and military governor of the ports of Reval and later Kronstadt, and a member of the Russian State Council. In 1873, the Geographical Society introduced the L¸tke gold medal. He is commemorated by many placenames, including a cape, a peninsula, a mountain and a bay in Novaya Zemlya, as well as a group of islands of the Franz Josef Land, Baydaratskaya Bay, and Nordenski?ld Archipelago. A strait between Kamchatka and Karaginsky Island, as well as a Russian icebreaker were also named after him.In this letter to the Russian privy councillor von Adelung, L¸tke discusses the financial support of his friend's niece. L¸tke gives advice on how this might be accomplished with the help of prominent members of St. Petersburg society including the Secretary of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences, the mathematician Paul Heinrich Fuss, past and present Ministers of Culture Counts Uwarov and Tolstoy, as well as Tsarina Olga Nicolajevna..

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        Casopis Matice Moravske

      Brno 1872/74-1938 passim - volumes 4/6-15/16, 19/21, 30/31, 34/35-48, 50, 53-60, 62, all complete volumes, BOUND, good++. Photos available upon request.

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        Ett Âr i stilla hafvet reseminnen frÂn Patagonien

      Stockholm,: Lith. Art. Anstalt, 1872.. Quarto, with 17 images on 12 tinted or chromolithograph plates; a very good copy in original decorated boards, spine neatly replaced, new endpapers. Finely-illustrated voyage account by a young Swedish lieutenant who sailed on the English frigate Zealous to the Pacific in 1867. There are long descriptions of various South American stops, followed by sections on California - particularly San Francisco - and British Columbia, and lengthy well-illustrated descriptions of the Pacific Islands, including both Hawaii and Tahiti. Unusually, Ekelof provides both the music and words to an Hawaiian Folk Hymn and a Tahitian National Melody.There were evidently at least two states of the binding as we have also handled a copy recently in an original cloth binding.Kroepelien, 396; O'Reilly-Reitman, 1260.

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        Ett Ar i Stilla Havet. Reseminnen fran Patagonien, Chili, Peru, Californien, Britiska Columbia och Oceanien

      [?One Year in the Pacific. Memories from Travels in Patagonia, Chile, Peru, California, British Columbia and Oceania?]. Stockholm : Stockholms Lith. Art. Anstalt, 1872. First edition. Covers a little faded, gilt still bright, minor rubbing of spine ends, name in ink on verso of frontispiece, small tear at bottom of front free endpaper. Quarto.

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        Vingt Mille Lieues Sous Les Mers Illustré de 111 Dessins par de Neuville Gravés par Hildibrand

      Bibliothèque D'Education et de Récréation, J. Hetzel et Cie, Paris, 1872. Early Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. Illustrator: Neuville. Royal 8vo in contemporary half red leather, modest weat at edges, binding sound. Undated ca. 1872; old ownership signatures on the front blank dated 1873 and 1928. Mild browning throughout. 434pp plus the table. Size: Octavo (8vo). Illustrator: Neuville. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042439. .

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        The World Before the Deluge

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1872. Leather Bound. Very Good. New York, D. Appleton & Co. (v) [518 pp.] illus., 20 cm. Fully bound in gorgeous contemporary amber pigmented calfskin. Gilt-lettered, burgundy morocco title plate on upper spine. 5 raised bands. 6 compartments. Profusely detailed, gilt-etched decorative flourishes and borders within compartments and on boards. Gilt tooling along board edges and embossed borders on inner boards. Tight binding and solid boards. Moderate shelf wear. Slight rubbing to boards. Discoloration around edges. Minor scuffing to spine. Gilt has faded at points. Loss to small portion of upper spine. Minimal bumping to corner. Slight scuffing to board edges. Speckled page ends. Multicolored, speckled endpapers. Minor loosening, cracking at gutters. Small damp-stain to bottom of inner FFEP. Institutional library stamp on adjacent page reads “GG.” Additional library stamp on title page reads “Yale University, Museum.” Otherwise, clean, unmarked pages. Black and white, steel-plate engraved illustration entitled “The First Man” adjacent to title page and protected with tissue guard. Various additional illustrations throughout, including charts and diagrams of prehistoric life-forms and landscapes. A well cared for volume in very good condition. Louis Figuier was a renown French Scientist and writer. The nephew of Pierre-Oscar Figuier, he served as Professor of Chemistry at Le Ecole de Pharmacie of Montpellier before moving on to become Doctor of Medicine, as well as agrege of pharmacology, chemistry and physics. He gained his PhD circa 1850. La Terre avant le deluge (originally published in 1863) illustrated by Edouard Riou was one of Figuier's most successful works, gaining critical acclaim from his contemporaries for his thoughts on geological history and the origin of modern man. Influenced by Charles Lyells Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man of 1863, the 1867 second edition and future printings abandoned the Garden of Eden shown in the first editions frontispiece for a more accurate depiction of savage men and women wearing animal skins and wielding stone axes. While the majority of copies produced by D. Appleton are bound in blue cloth and far more common, the leather bound edition of the same date is extremely rare. This landmark book would make an exceptional addition to the library of any scholar or geology enthusiast. Please feel free to view our photographs of this beautiful piece. Ships daily.

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        Le Tour Du Monde

      Paris. Bibliotheque d'Education et de Recreation J.Hetzel et Ce. [1872], 39. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. 8vo. Contemporary quarter morocco with marbled boards. Gilt titles to spine. Some very slight rubbing to extremities of boards otherwise clean, solid and sharp. Marbled endpapers. Printers imprint and ads to verso of half title. Ownership in ink to title page, ink name to first blank partially obscured. All edges speckled. Some very isolated internal foxing otherwise bright. A clean, inexpensive copy of the true first issue. The first appearance of one of the most famous novels of Mr. Verne, recounting the varied and wonderful adventure of Phileas Fogg and the faithful Passepartout. Published in the UK under the title "Around the World in Eighty Days.

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        Asher & Adams' New Commercial Topographical and Statistical Atlas and Gazetteer of the United States: With Maps Showing The Dominion of Canada, Europe and the World comprising a concise description and the location of cities, villages, post-offices, railroad stations etc., with populations of such as are officially reported by the latest government census, comprehensive statistical tables of the United States and the several countries of the world

      New York: Asher & Adams. 1872. first printing. Hardcover. Very Good +. First edition, 1872. Half leather folio, 253 + 54pp. Replete with hand coloured maps of geography around the globe, with focus on North America, with each state's description and amentities parsed into sections with accompanying map. With extra, unpaginated map of Rhode Island, not accountented for on contents page. Beveled boards with gilt ruling and title, 4 raised spine bands. Rubber wear the the raised bands and corner, small chip to the inner edge of the cover cloth were it meets the leather spine. Contents are in near fine condition, bright and unmarked, sturdy and firmly bound. An excellent copy.

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      New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1872. hardcover. near fine. 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.

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      London: Macmillan and Co, 1872. First edition. Very Good +. A beautiful set, bound in the early 20th century by Baytnun in full red crushed levant morocco with raised bands on the spine and intricate gilt detailing. Inlaid leather figures of a rabbit trumpeter on the first book and Alice with a deer on the second. Marbled endpapers, morocco doublures with inlaid marbled paper; all edges gilt; silk markers; and original cloth laid down on final pages of each volume. Darkening to both spines and some wear along outer hinges, some boards secured. "Alice in Wonderland" states "Thirteenth Thousand" on the title page, with discoloration to first few pages, otherwise clean, and fresh. "Through the Looking Glass" is a clean, fresh First Edition with "wade" for "wabe" on p. 21 and one page of publisher's ads following the story. A fantastic combination of fine bindings with one of the best-loved children's story ever written. Often found rebound in relatively inexpensive modern bindings, this sumptuous set stands the test of time. Additional photos available upon request. Very Good +.

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