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        Over the Plains, on the Mountains; or, Kansas, Colorado, and the Rocky Mountains; Agriculturally, Mineralogically and Aesthetically Described

      St. Louis, MO: "Industrial Age" Printing Co.. Very Good. 1872. First Edition. Original cloth. A handsome First Edition in Very Good condition with cracked and soiled boards; this copy has two title pages, both with an embossed library stamp. Index. Two pages of advertisements at rear. Original brown cloth; Tice crossed the Great Plains and Colorado to observe the natural resources and agricultural capabilities of the area and to ascertain the state of the branches of industry to which they were adapted, the character of the soil and climate, and the culture. He traveled over the North Missouri, Kansas Pacific, the Colorado Central, the Denver Pacific and the Boulder Valley Railroads .

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        Le Theatre Francais Avant La Renaissance 1450-1550. Mysteres, Moralites Et Farces

      Paris LaPlace Sanchez et Cie [1872]. G - : in Good condition. External splitting to joints along lower half of spine - backstrip loose. Spine scuffed along extremities. Prelim pages loose. Endpapers darkened and browned. Colour plates in good order, clean and bright, the majority with tissue-guards. Bookplates to front pastedown. Aeg First Edition Red leather cover vii, 462pp :: 20 colour plates depicting Renaissance actors :: 280mm x 200mm (11" x 8") :: Impressive collection of theatrical costume illustrations

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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, Canons, Valleys, Cities, and Other Picturesque Features of Our Counry (2 Vol. S

      New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1872. . With illustrations on steel and wood, by eminent American artists. Bound in full brown leather with the covers and spines stamped in gilt and blind. All edges gilt. Gilt inner dentelles. Five raised bands on the spines. Rubbing wear to the edges. Inner hinges have been professionally repaired. Hard Cover. Book condition: Very good condition

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        Newes Out Of Powles Churchyarde.

      . Edited, with an Introduction, and Extracts from the Author's other Works, by Charles Edmonds. One of 6 numbered copies, printed on vellum and signed by the editor. Rebound in new cloth with a red leather spine label lettered in gilt. Matching cloth slipcase. A rare facsimile edition of the "excessively rare edition of 1579."

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        Kapital. Kritika politicheskoi ekonomii.

      xiii, [3], 678 pp. 8vo. Half contemporary Russian roan over black cloth, four raised bands, two compartments with Cyrillic lettering in gilt. First edition in Russian. PMM 359. T. 1-j, kn. 1-ja. Process proizvodstva kapitala. Translated from the German by G. Alexandrovich Lopatin and Nikolay Frantsevich Danielson (who went on to complete the final two volumes). True first edition with proper points. The most important work on political economy in the 19th century and one whose effect in the 20th century cannot be overestimated. "By an odd quirk of history the first foreign translation of Das Kapital to appear was the Russian, which Petersburghers found in their bookshops early in April 1872. Giving his imprimatur, the censor, one Skuratov, had written 'few people in Russia will read it, and still fewer will understand it'. He was wrong; the edition of three thousand sold out quickly; and in 1880 Marx was writing to his friend F.A. Sorge that 'our success is still greater in Russia where Kapital is read and appreciated more than anywhere else', " (Printing and the Mind of Man, p. 218). Boards rubbed and stained, front endpapers soiled, most of rear endpaper removed, faint dampstain to lower portion of leaves, but overall still a very good copy.

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        THE LADIES. A Journal of the Court Fashion and Society. A weekly magazine, each issue with a fine full plate lithograph in colour illustrating ladies fashion. The plates are by Moine et Falconer of Paris and are exquisite.

      3 Volumes. 1872-73.. There are 18 colour illustrations in all, and there are many more uncoloured fashion prints in text these being 8vo and 4to and Folio. There are 10 other folio coloured plates illustrating lace, etc. and an original photograph of Muckross Abbey, Killarney. Each Volume about 330 pages. From Issue No.1 March 30th, 1872 to No.41 January 4th, 1873. Contemporary half calf, double labelled, binding a little rubbed, else a Fine clean set. All Published. Rare. CCJS01 US$0

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        OBRAS COMPLETAS DO CARDEAL SARAIVA. Patriarcha de Lisboa. Precedidas de uma introduccao pelo Marquez de Rezende.

      Imprensa Nacional 1872-1883 In-8 p., 10 voll., elegante leg. coeva in mz. pelle con ang., dorso a cordoni con tit. oro e decoraz. impresse in rosso e oro, tagli sup. dorati, pp. compl. 4089, con ritratto dell'A. in litografia. La raccolta comprende: studi ecclesiastici; storia secolare ed ecclesiastica dall?antichità; i vari regni sino al secolo XIV; l'antica Lusitania sino all'indipendenza del Portogallo; le conquiste delle colonie; opere varie sulla lingua portoghese. "Prima edizione". Con pagg. ingiallite per la qualità della carta, qualche lieve fiorit., ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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        Chile Ilustrado.

      Guia descriptivo des territorio de Chile, de la capitales de provincia, i de los puertos principales. Valparaiso: Librerias i ajencias del Mercurio 1872. With 10 tinted lithographs, incl. a portrait of president Federico Errazuriz, lithographed by Lasnier and printed by Lemercier, Paris, and with numerous textual steel engravings showing costumes, city views etc. 4to. IX + (3) + 495 + (1) pp. Original dark blue leather and buckram, all edges gilt, and with spine gilt in compartments, covers blind tooled, front cover with title and view of a train track through a mountainous landscape, silk endpapers. Very weakly browning.. First edition of the first lavishly illustrated description of Chile

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        Fairy Tales

      London: Sampson Low Marson and Searle, 1872.. Reprint. Half-leather cover. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Some rubbing and wear to leather spine and corners. Reinforced inner hinges. Light spotting to prelims. Closed tear to title page and with some discreet repairs to page edges throughout (none impinging on plates). One loose plate ('the Witch in the Cherry Garden'). Occasional light thumb-markings - otherwise a clean bright copy. 94pp + plates :: Illustrated with 12 full page chromolithographic plates after E.V.B. [Eleanor Vere Boyle] :: 310mm x 260mm (12" x 10") :: Exquisitely illustrated edition of Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales. Comprises: 'The Wild Swans'; 'The Ugly Duckling'; 'The Fellow Traveller'; 'The Little Mermaid'; 'Thumbkinetta'; 'The Angel'; 'The Garden of Paradise'; 'The Snow Queen'

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        Fachmännische Berichte über die österreichisch-ungarische Expedition nach Siam, China und Japan. (1868-1871) Im Auftrag des k. k. Handelsministeriums redigirt und herausgegeben von Dr. Karl von Scherzer, Ersten Beamten der Expedition.

      Gr.8°, XVI; 418 S; 494 S.(Anhang), 2 Faltkarte (Indien, Weltkarte) einge Abb. u Statistiken., Kart. geprägt, Kanten etwas berieben, papierbedingt gebräunt, Weltkarte stockfleckig, sonst gutes Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe; selten vollständig.- Zweck der Expedition war der Abschluß von Handels- u. Schiffahrtsverträgen mit Siam, China u. Japan sowie die Untersuchung der Handelsverhältnisse, Absatzmöglichkeiten österr. Waren usw. (Cordier, Henri: «Bibliotheca Sinica. Dictionnaire bibliographique des ouvrages relatifs a l'Empire Chinois. Deuxieme edition revue, corrigee et considerablement augmentee», 569)

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        Coffee: Its History, Cultivation, and Uses

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1872. 102 pages; color map of the coffee-growing areas of the world laid-in "A Chart of the Globe Showing the Several Places Where Coffee is or may be Produced and Where it is Also Used Together with the Telegraph Lines in operation or contemplated for completing the Circuit of the Globe" approx. 16" x 25" ; with a tissue-guarded chromolithographed frontispiece of a coffee plant in bloom, other black and white illustrations in the text; laid-in is receipt with vignetted billhead illustrations of two styles of coffee pots, to Jos. Heinrichs, general manager for the Bi-Metal and French Steam Coffee Pot Co. 1908; bound in the original light brown beveled-edge cloth covered boards, gilt and black decorated; binding with some edge, tips wear and soiling, spine ends chipped; map loosely laid-in, with a couple of closed tears along folds, no loss; contents in very good condition and good coffee and telegraph industry history of the latter third of the 19th century.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good.

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        Cueillette d'olives dans les Abruzzes.

      Acquaforte e punatsecca, b/n, cm 12,4 x 16,5 (alla lstra) pi? margini bianchi. Firmato "P. Michetti", in basso a destra, in lastra, nell'inciso; e "Paolo Michetti pinx et sc." in basso a sinistra, in lastra, fuori dall'inciso; in basso al centro, in lastra, la data 1872 o 1875 (rovesciato); in basso a sinistra, obliquo in verticale, la scritta "Silvia". L'A. (1851 - 1929). Pittore e disegnatore, partendo dallo studio della figura umana ha raffigurato momenti di vita della tradizione contadina. Il Michetti, con l'incisione, attivit? per lui minore rispetto alla pittura, ma solo quantitativamente, grazie a un deciso chiaroscuro, ha ritrovato la tavolozza brillante e luminosa caratteristica dei suoi dipinti; il segno libero e sicuro ? lo stesso che si ritrova nei disegni, nei pastelli e negli studi preparatori. Autore non comune, dallo stile molto personale e decisamente interessante. Lastra stampata su carta cina color avorio applicata a carta spessa bianca. Bella impressione, ampi margini, ottimo stato di conservazione. Esemplare con la firma e il titolo ma prima dell'indirizzo dell'editore Cadart (Bibl: A. Davoli, 1955, p. 42; Beraldi, X, p. 58).

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

      New York: G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co., 1872. Second. unbound. very good. Pocket map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 28.25" x 41 1/8". 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.

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        Dramatists of the Restoration: The Dramatic Works of Sir William D'Avenant, John Crowne, John Wilson, Sir Aston Cokain [or Cokayne], Shakerley [or Shakerly] Marmion, John Lacy comedian, John Tatham. [Edited by James Maidment and W.H. Logan]. In Fourteen [14] volumes

      Edinburgh: William Patterson, 1872-1879. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. Fourteen volumes. Edinburgh: William Patterson, 1872-79. 1st. 450 small paper copies (of a total issue of 634), printed for subscribers. §Collects the plays of Sir William Davenant, John Crowne, Sir Aston Cokain, John Wilson, Shakerley Marmion, John Lacy, & John Tatham. Still unsuperseded as a source for most of the included authors. Handsomely bound in contemporary half-calf, matching cloth boards, contrasting labels, top edge gilt. A very good, bright set. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This is a heavy/overweight book, therefore additional postage will be charged - To order this book PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information).

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        Archaeological Tracts : Roman : Romano-British An original collection of lectures delivered to The Society Of Antiquaries

      London: The Society of Antiquaries, JB Nichols , 1872 (n.d.) . First printing. Large volume in leather quarters hardback. Very Good. various. Large finely bound volume with leather quarters and spine section. Fine gilt titles to spine with 5 raised bands. All 23 articles contained were printed by JB Nichols of Parliament Street, London. The articles were drawn out of vols 38-44 of "The Archaeologia", being:- John Henry Parker's 1869 "Notices of Recent Excavations in Rome" (16 pp with maps & illustrations); "Notes on Excavations in Rome During the Winter of 1868-9" (1871) also by JH Parker (12 pp plus lavish illustrations); address of The Director, Augustus W Franks in 1860 entitled "On Recent Excavations & Discoveries on The Site of Ancient Carthage" (38 pp plus fine illustrations); Charles Warne's 1868 address "On The Details Of Vespasian's First Campaign In Britain", (10 pp plus map); "On The Centuriation of Roman Britain" given in 1869 by Charles Henry Coote (34 pp), followed by his "Test Of Certain Centurial Stones" (7 pp); James Pilbrow's 1871 article "Discoveries Made During Excavations at Cantebury in 1868" (14 pp plus Canterbury map & illustration finds); Rev John H Pollexfen's rare article "Antiquities Found At Colchester" dated 1863 with exclusive illustrations of now lost objects (3 pp); Samuel Sharp's 1871 address "On Roman Remains Found At Duston, Northamptonshire" (13 pp); "Observations On The Primitive Site, Extent And Circumvallation of Roman London" given by William Henry Black to The Society in 1866 (20 pp plus maps); William Tite's 1865 address "Notes On The Discoveries Of Roman Remains Which Have Taken Place At Various Times In London" (13 pp); Thomas Lewin's 1866 adress follows "Sketch Of British And Roman London" (14 pp); "On The Castra Of The Littus Saxonicum And Particularly The Castrum Of Othona" by Thomas Lewin in 1868 (32 pp); Charles Henry Coote's article "Observations On An Inscription On An Olla In The Disney Collection Of Marbles In The Fitzwilliam Museum At Cambridge" (7 pp); William Michael Wylie's "Observations On The Roman Pilum" from 1870 (20 pp); Edmund Oldfield's 1868 address "On Some Roman Bronze Vessels Discovered On The Castle Howard Estate, Yorkshire" (9 pp); "On Implements for the Bath Found at Urdingen" by Charles Thomas Newton in 1871 (7 pp plus illustrations), plus "Notes on Inscribed Strigils"; "The Scallop Shell, considered as a Symbol of Initiation into the Eleusian Mysteries" by HC Coote (5 pp); WM Wylie's 1872 address "On an Example of Phalerae and Other Antiquities from Switzerland" (13 pp); "On a Probable Allusion to the Christians in a Passage of the Sixth Satire of Juvenal" by The Earl Stanhope (7 pp); HC Coote's 1868 article "Some Account of The Cuisine Bourgeoise of Ancient Rome" (42 pp); "On an Archaic Latin Inscription in the Faliscan Character" by Padre Raffaele Garrucci in 1870 (13pp), plus remarks to same by Wylie (4pp). Interior condition very good, no issues. Exterior looks very tidy with only occasional small surface wear and wear at fore corners. At once an extrememly rare, invaluable volume. THIS LARGE, HEAVY & VALUABLE BOOK WILL BE SENT BY SECURE POSTAGE, FULLY INSURED AS PAID FOR BY THE CUSTOMER. POA DEPENDING ON LOCATION.

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        Brilliantly Decorated Autograph Album

      N.p. N.p. , N.d. [1872]. Oblong 8vo., (4 x 7 inches), contemporary full dark green morocco with decorative stamping on both covers; spine expertly rebacked to match. In this album of 102 leaves, there are (mostly) nicely inscribed sentiments, signed and dated during the summer months of the year 1872. Many of the signers are from the Hudson River valley; others come from as far away as the southern United States, the Midwest, and there are contributors from Cuba and Colombia. A number of the leaves have small added penwork flourishes, but the highlight of the album is a series of FIVE FINELY RENDERED PAGES of birds, executed in purple, blue, gold and brown ink; each one is signed, S. I. JOHNSON, PENMAN. They are large examples of full color “Off hand flourishing.” On the facing pages, drawn in brown ink, there are five more examples of large flourished details of birds. All ten examples are very similar in style and execution to entry No. 62 in the catalogue, Calligraphy & Handwriting in America: 1710-1962, which is credited to an unknown penman. The signed examples of birds by S. I. Johnson are EXCEPTIONALLY FINE. Because of the disparity of the residences of the signers combined with the dates on which they wrote their entries, one can conclude that the album was not a record of a trip undertaken by the album’s owner. Rather, it would seem that the book was signed either by visitors to his or her home, or, perhaps, it was signed by people who met (vacationed) at some watering place in New York. Also, because many of the pages are so meticulously inscribed it is possible that the people who signed the book had a common interest in calligraphy (and were attending a meeting of a society or group who shared that appreciation). Another possibility is suggested by the early appearance in the album of an etched vignette entitled “RESIDENCE AND PLEASURE GROUNDS OF PROF. H. G. EASTMAN. PRESD’T OF EASTMAN COLLEGE, POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. ON THE HUDSON” that shows a horse drawn carriage leaving beautifully landscaped grounds upon which resides a stately house. Perhaps the signers were associated with the school. A handsome example of American folk art. Calligraphy & Handwriting in America: 1710-1962 Assembled and Shown by the Peabody Institute Library, Baltimore, Maryland. November, 1961—January, 1962. FIVE FINE SIGNED EXAMPLES “OFF HAND FLOURISHING”

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        Das malerische und romantische Westphalen.

      Schöningh Mit 26 (von 28) Tafeln + einer doppelt eingebunden Tafel (Limburg). Es fehlen das gedruckte Titelblatt und die römisch nummerierten Seiten. Der gestochene Titel ist vorhanden. Die Stahlstiche zeigen u.a. Altenau, Arnsberg, Arensburg, Barmen, Bielefeld, Bilstein, Blankenstein, Herford, Hermannsdenkmal, Klusenstein, Limburg, Münster, Osnabrück, Porta Westphalica, Corvey und Hoexter, Steinmühle an der Weser, Paderborn, Ravensberg, Schwarzenberg, Sundwich, Volmarstein, Wetter, Wevelsburg. Einige Tafeln leicht stockfleckig.

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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.

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        Decreto Original y Alteraciones al Mismo de la Concesion del

      1872. [Mexico]. [Railroads]. Decreto Original y Alteraciones al Mismo de la Concesion del Ferrocarril y Telegrafo de Tuxpan. Mexico: Tip. de la v. e hijos de Marguia, 1872. 33, [1] pp. Octavo (7" x 10-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in original printed wrappers. Covers darkened, light soiling and minor edgewear, small ink spot on front wrapper. Light browning, some chipping and foxing, creasing to corners of most leaves. Contemporary annotations to several leaves and two sheets of laid-in notes in Spanish and English. Rare. * Text of the original concession, issued to Antonio D. Richards, Santiago Smith, and Jose Brennan, facing the altered concession issued to General W. S. Rosecrans. "In 1868 President Johnson appointed Rosecrans to be Minister to Mexico. Five months later, President Grant terminated the appointment. His brief diplomatic career convinced him that a prosperous Mexico would need peace, immigration, and railways, and he applied for a concession to build a narrow-gauge railway and telegraph line from Tampico to the Coast. The record of toil and travel, scheming, waiting on rich men and politicians, and of the final collapse of his Mexican dreams, forms a wearying chapter of the frustrating years from 1869 through 1873. Yet he was almost the first, and perhaps the most important, in a long line of Yankee railroad promoters in Mexico.": Lamers, The Edge of Glory: A Biography of General William S. Rosecrans, U.S.A. No copies located on OCLC or KVK. One copy located in the Biblioteca Nacional de Mexico.

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        The Franco-Prussian war: its causes, incidents, and consequences. With the topography and history of the Rhine valley, by W. H. Davenport Adams

      William MacKenzie London: William MacKenzie, 1872. Franco-Prussian war; 2 volumes; 27.2cm; 1/2 black leather binding; marbled edges; frontispiece portraits, illustrations listed volume. 2 in To the binder; maps, some folded; topographer William Henry Davenport 1828-91.. Hardcover.

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      Philadelphia: Caxton Press of Sherman & Co. for D. Rice & Co., 1872-1874.. Two royal octavo text volumes, 10 7/16 x 7 1/4 inches: [4],450; 541pp. "Billy Bowlegs" portrait as frontispiece to second volume of text. Folio atlas, with 120 handcolored lithographs after Karl Bodmer, Charles Bird King, James Otto Lewis, P. Rhindesbacher, and R.M. Sully, drawn on stone by A. Newsam, A. Hoffy, Ralph Tremblay, Henry Dacre, and others, printed and colored by J.T. Bowen and others. Expertly bound to style in uniform navy half morocco over the original blue cloth covered, richly gilt spines divided into five compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth, the others with repeat decorative motif built up from small tools, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Very good. The last folio edition of one of the most important 19th- century works on the American Indian, and one of the most important color plate books produced in America in the age of lithography. The first folio edition was issued by E.C. Biddle from 1836 to 1844, and reissued by F.W. Greenough and Daniel Rice. The number of different printers and lithographers involved in the project speaks to the complicated production of the most elaborate plate book published in the United States up to that time. The present final edition of McKenney and Hall was issued by the firm of D. Rice, whose father took over the initial project as publisher in the early 1840s. This edition differs from the original folio edition in significant ways. Most importantly, a plate is added, the portrait of Seminole chief Billy Bowlegs which appears as a frontispiece in the second text volume, making this the most complete form of the work. Secondly, the text is present in two separate octavo volumes, thus eliminating the problem of offsetting which plagues the original edition. Thirdly, thirty-nine of the folio plates have been reprinted, using the same lithographic stones, but eliminating the printer's credit lines which appear on earlier issues of the plates, and providing new captions with the names of the Indians only. These plates are printed on superior paper stock and are particularly brilliantly colored. The other eighty-one folio plates are from the earlier issues, evidently using print stock the Rice firm had on hand. Fourthly, this edition omits the map, table, and facsimile signatures of subscribers which appeared in the original edition, and also removes James Hall's name from the titlepage, only crediting McKenney. McKenney and Hall's ...INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA... has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of American Indians. The portrait plates are based on paintings by artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington, D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the 19th century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. 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 American Indians 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 Winnebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Indian tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1839, 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. OCLC 35709791. Another edition: HOWES M129, "b." BENNETT, p.79. SABIN 43410a. FIELD 992. SERVIES 2150.

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        More Nonsense. Pictures, Rhymes, Botany, Etc.

      R. J. Bush 1872. Unpaginated. Nonsense Botany followed by 100 nonsense pictures and rhymes (limericks), which are in turn followed by an A-Z of nonsense rhymes and pictures. Lots of nonsense. Great copy - the boards are bumped and chipped round the edges and the head and foot of spine are bumped; there's a bit of rubbing to the pictorial board, and the rear panel, and a bit of an inkstain at the very bottom of the front cover, but still in much better condition than usual. And of course the inside is triffic.

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        A bound collection of coloured botanical specimen plates

      Rochester, N.Y.: D. M. Dewey, 1872. Oblong octavo. (5 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches). Mounted on guards throughout. 33 plates by Dewey (29 hand-coloured using the pochoir process, 4 printed in colours and finished by hand). Bound to style in brown morocco-backed contemporary red/brown pebble-grained cloth covered boards, the flat spine divided into five compartments by single gilt fillets, lettered in gilt in the second. A fine example of an early seedsman's sample book, containing plates from the publisher who invented the concept: D.M. Dewey. The colouring of the fruits and flowers is particularly strong. The album includes: 7 kinds of apples, 7 pear, 3 peach, 2 plum, 4 grape, 3 of different kinds of soft fruit, 1 chestnut, 3 trees, 1 decorative quince, 1 rose. Most plates place the subjects within a printed blue ornamental border, with the imprint, "Dewey's Pocket Series. Colored From Nature. Copyright secured 1872."Dellon Marcus Dewey "developed and promoted the nurseryman's color plate business in the late 1850s ... Besides individual plates, he also carried a selection of ready-made plate books. In the mid-1870s, Dewey disposed of his bookstore to concentrate entirely upon color plates and other supplies for nurserymen. An 1881 volume on the industries of Rochester termed his a unique enterprise ... His premises in the Reynolds Arcade were 'spacious and convenient, and here not less than thirty artists and others are employed in making drawings, paintings, etchings, photographs'" (K.S. Kabelac "Nineteenth Century Rochester Fruit and Flower Plates" in The University of Rochester Library Bulletin (1982), vol .XXXV. p.97). Cf. Karl Sanford Kabelac `Nineteenth-Century Rochester Fruit and Flower Plates' in The University of Rochester Library Bulletin (1982) vol. XXXV, pp. 93-114; cf. Sandra Raphael, An Oak Spring Pomona, 65; cf. W.S. Reese. Stamped with a National Character: Nineteenth Century American Color Plate Books 72.

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      Longatti/Ostinelli/Soc. Archeologica Comense In-8 gr., bross., con ill. nel t. e numer. tavv. f.t., più volte ripieg. Offriamo una raccolta di 97 fascicoli di questa importante pubblicazione: dal n. 1 (marzo 1872) al n. 107 (1933). "Mancano 10 fascicoli", dal n. 86 (1924) al n. 95 (1928). Nata semestrale, a partire dal 1877 la rivista diventa annuale. La raccolta comprende anche 2 Indici generali: il primo (relativo ai fascicoli 1/44, 1872-1901) è costituito dal n. 45 della rivista; il secondo (fascicoli 46/82, 1902-1922) è un vol. a sè stante, qui in ristampa anastatica. A partire dal n. 46 (1902), la rivista prende il nome di "Rivista archeologica della Provincia e antica Diocesi di Como". Nel ns. esempl. i primi 40 fascicoli sono in ristampa anastatica (tiratura di 5/600 es.), raccolti in 4 voll., mentre i restanti 57 sono in edizione originale. Molto ben conservati.

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        The complete suite of Rayleigh's 9 contributions to the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, including: "On the Values of the Integral… being Laplace's Coefficients of the Orders n, n', with an Application to the Theory of Radiation".

      PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. Comprising: general title-page to the volume for 1872; 1.) On the Values of the Integral… being Laplace's Coefficients of the Orders n, n', with an Application to the Theory of Radiation", 1870, vol 160, pp.579-590; 2.) On the Theory of Resonance, 1871, vol 161, pp.77-118; 3.) Experiments to Determine the Value of the British Association Unit of Resistance in Absolute Measure, 1882, vol 173, pp.661-697, + 1 lithographic plate; 4.) [with: H. Sidgwick]On the Specific Resistance of Mercury, 1883, vol 174, pp.173-185; 5.) [with: H. Sidgwick] Experiments, by the Method of Lorentz, for the Further Determination of the Absolute Value of the British Association Unit of Resistance, with an Appendix on the Determination of the Pitch of a Standard Tuning-Fork, 1883, vol 174, pp.295-322; 6.) On the Circulation of Air Observed in Kundt's Tubes, and on Some Allied Acoustical Problems, 1884, vol 175, pp.1-21; 7. [with: H. Sidgwick] On the Electro-Chemical Equivalent of Silver, and on the Absolute Electromotive Force of Clark Cells, 1884, vol 175, pp.411-460, + 1 lithographic plate; 8.) On the Constant of Magnetic Rotation of Light in Bisulphide of Carbon, 1885, vol 176, pp.343-366; 9.) On the Clark Cell as a Standard of Electro-Motive Force, 1885, vol 176, pp.781-800. Quarto, disbound, extracted from The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, neat small uninked embossed library name stamp on general title page, very good copies, London, The Royal Society, 1870 - 1885. Lord Rayleigh [1842-1919], discoverer of Argon. His first researches were mainly mathematical, concerning optics and vibrating systems, but his later work ranged over almost the whole field of physics, covering sound, wave theory, colour vision, electrodynamics, electromagnetism, light scattering, flow of liquids, hydrodynamics, density of gases, viscosity, capillarity, elasticity, and photography. His patient and delicate experiments led to the establishment of the standards of resistance, current, and electromotive force; and his later work was concentrated on electric and magnetic problems. Lord Rayleigh was an excellent instructor and, under his active supervision, a system of practical instruction in experimental physics was devised at Cambridge, developing from a class of five or six students to an advanced school of some seventy experimental physicists. His Theory of Sound was published in two volumes during 1877-1878, and his other extensive studies are reported in his Scientific Papers - six volumes issued during 1889-1920. The Nobel Prize in Physics 1904 was awarded to Lord Rayleigh "for his investigations of the densities of the most important gases and for his discovery of argon in connection with these studies".

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        How to go west.

      A guide to southern Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, California and the whole Great West. Chicago, Horton & Leonard railroad printers, 1872. Högsmal 8:o. 73 s. & 3 utvikbara kartor varav 2 kolorerade. Med talrika träsnittsillustrationer och annonser i texten. Texten inramad av enkelt ramverk. Mörkbrunt oklbd med guldpräglad titeltext på främre pärmen. En del maskangrepp i marginalerna på s. 11-14. Den första kartan har en reva.. Första upplagan. En tidig och ganska omfattande resehandbok för resande, emigranter och bosättare med järnväg mot Amerikas västra stater. De tre kartorna omfattar "Correct Map of the Great West. Map of the Burlington Route and Connections", en lång utvikbar karta som visar järnvägssträckningen med Union Pacifics Railroad från Omaha till Ogden och Central Pacific Railroad från Ogden till San Francisco och en detaljrik karta som visar anslutningar i Nebraska och Kansas till "the Burlington Route"

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        THE NEW BELFRY of Christ Church, Oxford, A Monograph by D.C.L.

      23 [24] pp. Recently rebound in half calf gilt over marbled boards with leather title label to upper cover. First edition. A very good copy of a scarce of title.Wiilliams, Madan, Green 88.

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      384, 120, 14 pages. Original decorative 'red'cloth, with gilt image of sunflowers and grasses and the word 'COMPLETE' at the foot of the spine. First British pirate edition. Published anonymously by Hotten. Name and date on title; inner joints repaired; blank corner missing from pages 287/88; small stain at bottom fore-edge; spine worn at head & heel; stamped on front free endpaper: 'From a Reader of the Sunday Times'. This, a pirate edition by Hotten, was the only complete edition of Leaves of Grass published in the U.K. in Whitman's lifetime. The size of the edition is unknown, but copies are quite rare.

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        Kapital. Kritika politicheskoj ekonomii. Perevod c nmetskago. Tom pervoej. Kniga I. Protschess proizvodstva Kapitala. (Russian, = The Capital. Critique of the Political Economy. Translated from German. Volume One. Book I [all].).

      S.-Peterburg, N.I. Poliakov, 1872. Large 8vo. BOUND WITH THE ORIGINAL PRINTED ORANGE WRAPPERS in a worn contemporary Russian half calf binding with blindstamped title to spine. Spine worn. Front hinge cracked at top halt. Back board worn, with some loss of cloth. Cornes bumped. Light brownspotting throughout, but internally overall very nice. Old owner's name to front wrapper and title-page (in Russian: N.S. Ogurok). (2), XIII, (3), 678 pp.. First Russian edition (first issue, with the issue-pointers), being the first translation into any language, of Marx' immensely influential main work, probably the greatest revolutionary work of the nineteenth century.THIS COPY WITH THE EXTREMELY SCARCE ORIGINAL PRINTED WRAPPERS.Marx' groundbreaking "Das Kapital" originally appeared in German in 1867, and only the first part of the work appeared in Marx' lifetime. The very first foreign translation of the work was that into Russian, which, considering Russian censorship at the time, would seem a very unlikely event. But as it happened, "Das Kapital" actually came to enjoy greater renown in Russia than in any other country; for many varying reasons, it won a warm reception in many political quarters in Russia, and it enjoyed a totally unexpected rapid and widespread success. The first Russian translation of "Das Kapital" came to have a profound influence the economic development of of Russia. It was frequently quoted in the most important economic and political discussions on how to industrialize Russia and the essential points of the work were seen by many as the essential questions for an industrializing Russia. " "Das Kapital" arrived in Russia just at the moment that the Russian economy was recovering from the slump that followed Emancipation and was beginning to assume capitalist characteristics. Industrialization raised in the minds of the intelligentsia the question of their country's economic destiny. And it was precisely this concern that drew Mikhailovsky and many of the "intelligenty" to "Das Kapital"." (Resis, p. 232).The story of how the first printing of the first translation of "Das Kapital" came about, is quite unexpected. As the "triumph of Marxism in backward Russia is commonly regarded as a historical anomaly" (Resis, p. 221), so is the triumph of the first Russian edition of "Das Kapital". The main credit for the coming to be of the translation of "Das Kapital" must be given to Nicolai Danielson, later a highly important economist in his own right. The idea came from a circle of revolutionary youths in St. Petersburg, including N.F. Danielson, G.A. Lopatin, M.F. Negreskul, and N.N. Liubavin, all four of whom participated in the project. Danielson had read the work shortly after its publication and it had made such an impact on him that he decided to make it available to the Russian reading public. He persuaded N.I. Poliakov to run the risk of publishing it. "Poliakov, the publisher, specialized in publishing authors, Russian and foreign, considered dangerous by the authorities. Poliakov also frequently subsidized revolutionaries by commissioning them to do translations for his publishing house. Diffusion of advanced ideas rather than profit was no doubt his primary motive in publishing the book." (Resis, p. 222). Owing to Danielson's initiative, Poliakov engaged first Bakunin, and then Lopatin to do the translation. Danielson himself finished the translation and saw the work through press. It was undeniably his leadership that brought Marx to the Russian reading public. In fact, with the first Russian edition of "Das Kapital", Danielson was responsible for the first public success of the revolutionizing work. "Few scholars today would deny that "Das Kapital" has had an enormous effect on history in the past hundred years. Nonetheless, when the book was published in Hamburg on September 5, 1867, it made scarcely a stir, except among German revolutionaries. Marx complained that his work was greeted by "a conspiracy of silence" on the part of "a pack of liberals and vulgar economists." However desperately he contrived to provoke established economists to take up "Das Kapital"'s challenge to their work, his efforts came to nought. But in October 1868 Marx received good news from an unexpected source. From Nikolai Frantsevich Danielson, a young economist employed by the St. Petersburg Mutual Credit Society, came a letter informing Marx that N. P. Poliakov, a publisher of that city, desired to publish a Russian translation of the first volume of "Das Kapital"; moreover, he also wanted to publish the forthcoming second volume. Danielson, the publisher's representative, requested that Marx send him the proofs of volume 2 as they came off the press so that Poliakov could publish both volumes simultaneously. Marx replied immediately. The publication of a Russian edition of volume 1, he wrote, should not be held up, because the completion of volume 2 might be delayed by some six months [in fact, it did not appear in Marx' life-time and was only published ab. 17 years later, in 1885]; and in any case volume 1 represented an independent whole. Danielson proceeded at once to set the project in motion. Nearly four years passed, however, before a Russian translation appeared. Indeed, a year passed before the translation was even begun, and four translators tried their hand at it before Danielson was able to send the manuscript to the printers in late December 1871." (Resis, pp. 221-22). This explains how the book came to be translated, but how did this main work of revolutionary thought escape the rigid Russian censors? "By an odd quirk of history the first foreign translation of "Das Kapital" to appear was the Russian, which Petersburgers found in their bookshops early in April 1872. Giving his imprimatur, the censor, one Skuratov, had written "few people in Russia will read it, and still fewer will understand it." He was wrong: the edition of three thousand sold out quickly; and in 1880 Marx was writing to his friend F.A. Sorge that "our success is still greater in Russia, where "Kapital" is read and appreciated more than anywhere else." (PMM 359, p.218). Astonishingly, Within six weeks of the publication date, nine hundred copies of the edition of three thousand had already been sold."Under the new laws on the press, "Das Kapital" could have been proscribed on any number of grounds. The Temporary Rules held, for example, that censorship must not permit publication of works that "expound the harmful doctrines of socialism or communism" or works that "rouse enmity and hatred of one class for another." The Board of Censors of Foreign Publications was specifically instructed to prohibit importation of works contrary to the tenets of the Orthodox Church or works that led to atheism, materialism, or disrespect for Scriptures. Nor did the recent fate of the works of Marx and Engels at the hands of the censors offer much hope that "Das Kapital" would pass censorship. As recently as August 11, the censors of foreign works had decided to ban importation of Engels' "Die Lage der arbeitenden Klassen in England", and, according to Lopatin, the censors reprimanded Poliakov for daring to run announcements on book jackets of the forthcoming publication of "Das Kapital". By 1872 the censors had prohibited the importation and circulation of all works by Marx and Engels except one - "Das Kapital". The book, as we shall see, had already won some recognition in Russia shortly after its publication in Germany. Not until 1871, however, did the censors render a judgment on the book, when the Central Committee of Censors of Foreign Publications, on the recommendation of its reader, permitted importation and circulation of the book both in the original language and in translation. The official reader had described the book as "a difficult, inaccessible, strictly scientific work," implying that it could scarcely pose a danger to the state. [...] The length and complexity of the book prompted the office to divide the task of scrutinizing it between two readers, D. Skuratov, who read the first half of the book, and A. De-Roberti, who read the last half. Skuratov dutifully listed objectionable socialist and antireligious passages, taking special note of Marx's harsh attack on the land reforms General Kiselev had instituted in the Danubian Principalities. But in his report Skuratov dismissed these attacks as harmless, since they were imbedded in a "colossal mass of abstruse, somewhat obscure politico-economic argumentation." Indeed, he regarded the work as its own best antidote to sedition. "It can be confidently stated," he wrote, "that in Russia few will read it and even fewer will understand it." Second, he said, the book could do little harm. Since the book attacked a system rather than individual persons, Skuratov implied that the book would not incite acts threatening the safety of the royal family and government officials. Third, he believed that the argument of the book did not apply to Russia. Marx attacked the unbridled competition practiced in the British factory system, and such attacks, Skuratov asserted, could find no target in Russia because the tsarist regime did not pursue a policy of laissez faire. Indeed, at that very moment, Skuratov stated, a special commission had drafted a plan that "as zealously protects the workers' well-being from abuses on the part of the employers as it protects the employers' interests against lack of discipline and nonfulfillment of obligations on the part of the workers." Repeating most of Skuratov's views, De-Roberti also noted that the book contained a good account of the impact of the factory system and the system of unpaid labor time that prevailed in the West. In spite of the obvious socialist tendency of the book, he concluded, a court case could scarcely be made against it, because the censors of foreign works had already agreed to permit importation and circulation of the German edition. With the last barrier removed, on March 27, 1872, the Russian translation of "Das Kapital" went on sale in the Russian Empire. The publisher, translators, and advocates of the book had persevered in the project for nearly four years until they were finally able to bring the book to the Russian reading public." (Resis, pp. 220-22). The Russian authorities quickly realized, however, that Skuratov's statement could not have been more wrong, and the planned second edition of the Russian translation was forbidden; thus it came to be published in New York, in 1890. That second edition is nearly identical to the first, which can be distinguished by the misplaced comma opposite "p. 73" in the table of contents (replaced by a full stop in the 2nd ed.) and the "e" at the end of l. 40 on p. 65 (replaced by a "c" in the 2nd ed.). A third edition, translated from the fourth German edition, appeared in 1898. Volumes 2 and 3 of "Das Kapital" appeared in Russian translation, also by Danielson, in 1885 and 1896.See: Albert Resis, Das Kapital Comes to Russia, in: Slavic Review, Vol. 29, No. 2 (Jun., 1970), pp. 219-237

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        Les Humbles.

      Paris; Alphonse Lemerre, 1872. First edition. (4, 2 blanks), 160 pp. Red half leather (Gustaf Hedberg, Stockholm) with 5 raised bands and gilt compartments, marbled boards, edges, and endpapers. Both covers preserved. A minor tear in outer margin of pp. 77/78. A few light stains on the first 4 leaves and rear cover. A very fine copy. From the collection of Thore Virgin, with his monogram on front board. With a gift inscription from Virgin on front free endpaper: ''Doktorinnan Ellen Collijn, till minne af Julaftonen 1919 å Qvarnfors''. Ellen Collijn was a Swedish actress, married to Isak Collijn, national librarian and bibliographer; they were close friends to Virgin. Inscribed by the author to fellow author and poet Ernest d'Hervilly. The present work is one of the most typical for Coppée, who was called ''poète des humbles'' since humble people were one of his main themes

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        [Strindberg] Svalan.

      Weckotidning för familiekretsar utgifven af Lea. 1872-75. Stockholm, 1872-75. Rikt illustrerad i texten. Fyra ganska nötta samtida mörkblå hfrbd. Främre pärmen på den första volymen med brytmärke. Återkommande fuktränder och fläckar. Delvis med tidningsbevillningsstämplar.. Lundstedt II:475. Allt som utkom sånär som på ett "Profnummer" som utgavs i december 1871. Innehåller följande artiklar av Strindberg: "Adolf Sjödén" (Ej i Zetterlund*), "Konstens martyrer" (Zetterlund VI:15), "Vilhelmina Stålberg" (Ej i Zetterlund), "Kärlek" (Zetterlund VI:23), "Något om Darwinism" (Zetterlund VI:28), "Jonas Lie" (Ej i Zetterlund*), "Markus Larsson advokat" (Zetterlund VI:33), "Högsommar" (Ej i Zetterlund). Artiklarna är här förteckande efter en artikel av Torsten Eklund i "Samlaren" 1930. De artiklar som märkts med * är enligt denne inte helt säkert skrivna av Strindberg. Återkommande artiklar under rubriken "Teater" (bl.a. Zetterlund VI:39) som har tillskrivits Strindberg har visat sig inte vara författade av honom. Svårigheten att fastställa Strindbergs upphovsmannaskap beror bl.a. på att han själv inte var angelägen om att skylta med sitt brödskriveri. I ett brev till vännen Gustaf Eisen i mars 1872 berättar han om sina antagna artiklar men ber sedan: "men säg ej någon ting derom - ty jag erkänner ej dessa flyktiga utkast såsom några efterföljare af Den fredlöse - det är blott för att kunna skrifva dramatik jag kastar ut sådant skräp som ger mig bröd under tiden". Detta förhindrade dock inte att han ansåg sig få dåligt betalt för "skräpet" och minns i sin självbiografi att efter alla efterforskningar och självstudier som krävts för t.ex. den biografiska artikeln om Wilhelmina Stålberg "så hade han för hela arbetet femton kronor. Han räknade ut att det per timme var mindre än ett stadsbud hade i inkomst."

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        The International Scientific Series,

      London, Henry S. King & Co; Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., etc 1872 - 1911.. A complete set of the 98 titles, all 8vo (7.5" x 5"), in the original uniform embossed red cloth with gilt lettering to spines. Editions range from 1st to 22nd. Internally all are in good condition. Externally they are in fair to good condition with some spines dull, darkened, or faded. A detailed list is available on request giving Number in the series, Author, Title, Date of Issue, Edition and condition. The set occupies 10' (3m) of shelf space and provides a unique snapshot of British Science in the third quarter of the 19C and the first decade of the 20C.Complete sets such as this are extremely scarce.

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        STRADA FERRATA DELLE ALPI COZIE. (Moncenisio). Panorama

      Firenze, Pineider e Smorti Litografi, s.d.(1872) in-8 oblungo, cartonatura editoriale figurata a colori. Sulla copertina e nell’interno del pieghevole figurano varie belle vedute a colori: gli imbocchi nord e sud del traforo del Fréjus a Modane e a Bardonecchia, due vedute di Susa, una di Torino. Segue una lunghissima magnifica tavola in litografia a colori, molte volte ripiegata (cm. 34 x 450), che raffigura lo splendido dettagliato panorama del percorso della ferrovia da Modane a Bussoleno, con a lato del tracciato 25 deliziose vedutine a volo di uccello particolareggiate di : Bardonecchia, Beaulard, Oulx, La Baume, Oulx, Salbertrand, Exilles, Chiomonte, Meana, Bussoleno ed altre località, gallerie, stazioni e ponti. In alcuni casi esse costituiscono le uniche raffigurazioni di questi paesi realizzate in epoca antica. Copertina posteriore, firmata F. Baur, che raffigura l'affusto della macchina perforatrice di Sommeiller in azione. Unica edizione di splendida e rara opera sulla ferrovia del Fréjus e su tutta la Valle di Susa. PEYROT-GILIBERT II, n. 310, 1-4. MANNO V, 21092

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

      Tinsley Brothers 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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        Roughing It ( 1st/1st - First State )

      American Publishing Company, 1872. Hardcover. Very Good. American Publishing Company, Hartford, CT 1872. First Edition / First Printing / First State. Original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering and illustrations at the spine and front board. First state with the words "was occupying his" on lines 20-21 on page 242. Ads at page 592. Scarce. {ref: BAL 3337}. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards and spine, tight spine, previous owner's name in pencil from 1872 at the front endpaper, age toning, light hinging at the endpaper.

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        State Atlas of New Jersey Based on State Geological Survey and from Additional Surveys

      Beers Comstock & Cline New York: Beers, Comstock & Cline. 1872. First. Folio. Complete with all maps. Rebound in buckram. Ex-library copy with spine letters and bookplate; dampstaining in text, and a bit on the extremities of some of the maps, a few maps detached, overall good; the maps are mostly very good, with a few with small chips and tears. .

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        The LIFE Of CHARLES DICKENS. Extra-Illustrated

      London:: Chapman & Hall,. 1872 - 1874.. 8vo. 1st edition, all volumes. 3 volumes in 6.. 3/4 maroon morocco-style sheep bindings [by Birdsall] with marbled paper boards & eps. TEG.. Modest extremity wear. Board showing to Vol I upper tips. Withal, a. handsome VG+ set that shows well on the shelf.. 208 additional illustrations added to the work.

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      Thomas McLean Haymarket. [London]:: Thomas McLean, Haymarket.. Circa 1872.. Engraving: 20" x 15". Frame: 33" x 27".. 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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        Eigaku hikkei. An English spelling-book, with reading lessons, for beginners. New edition

      Yamasiroya 5th year of Meiji Tokio: Yamasiroya, 5th year of Meiji. [1872]. 2 volumes, 12mo (180 x 122 mm.), 54 and 48 double-fold pages, title-pp. in both English and Japanese, the Japanese title on pink paper and used as front pastedown; orig. blue wrappers, printed paper labels on each volume (that on vol. I with partial loss); sewn in the Oriental manner; some worming to the first volume, mostly confined to the margins; front cover of vol. I stained; moderate wear; good or better. An instruction book for English spelling laid out in 10 courses: the alphabet, syllables and words of two [-three, -four, -five] letters, diphthongs, vowels, etc. A Critical Bibliography of Materials for English Studies in Japan. Collected by Osaka Women's University, 1962, no. 108.

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        The WORKS Of CHARLES DICKENS. Household Edition

      New York:: Harper & Brothers, Publishers.. 1872 - 1877.. 10" x 7". 16 volumes, complete. Text printed double column.. Original publisher's green highly decorative cloth w/ gilt lettering & designs. BH & ATTC slightly darker cloth, as is occasionally found.. Period ownership signature or stamp of Agnes Post in every volume.. PP with small rub to spine. AN & DS with slight bump to top edges.. GE with fingerprint smudge to h.t. & following leaf. Withal, a. BRIGHT, fresh Nr Fine set formed at the time of publication, and. scarce thus.. This edition by Harpers modeled after the earlier Chapman & Hall/D. Appleton issue, but entirely reset by Harpers & utilizing many American artists to illustrate the works (cf. Gimbel D68). . Illustrated by divers artists, including the Americans Abbey, Frost, Nast, & Reinhart.

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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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        Fairy Tales

      London: Sampson Low Marson and Searle. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Some rubbing and wear to leather spine and corners. Reinforced inner hinges. Light spotting to prelims. Closed tear to title page and with some discreet repairs to page edges throughout (none impinging on plates). One loose plate ('the Witch in the Cherry Garden'). Occasional light thumb-markings - otherwise a clean bright copy. 1872. Reprint. Half-leather cover. 94pp + plates :: Illustrated with 12 full page chromolithographic plates after E.V.B. [Eleanor Vere Boyle] :: 310mm x 260mm (12" x 10") :: Exquisitely illustrated edition of Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales. Comprises: 'The Wild Swans'; 'The Ugly Duckling'; 'The Fellow Traveller'; 'The Little Mermaid'; 'Thumbkinetta'; 'The Angel'; 'The Garden of Paradise'; 'The Snow Queen' .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        North America - West Coast. Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Channels between the Continent and Vancouver Id. Showing the Boundary Line between British and American Possessions. From the Admiralty Surveys by Captains H. Kellett, R.N. 1847,

      London.: British Admiralty.. 1872.. Map, folding as issued, 28 3/4 x 44 on sheet 31 1/2 x 45 1/2 inches, outline handcolor to mark the boundary line. Very short separations at some of the fold intersections (with tiny amount of paper loss at one intersection), split at the end of one fold, light toning along fold lines, generally very good condition. An extremely detailed British map "prepared at the Admiralty 1st Nov 1872 under the Superintendence of Rear Admiral G.H. Richards, C.B. F.R.S. Hydrographer" with the boundary between the United States and Canada marked in color as it wends through the maze of the San Juan Islands and Vancouver Island. This map has the printed annotation "Chart referred to in the protocol of the undersigned of this date" with the signatures of Edward Thornton, James Prevost and Hamilton Fish and "Washington, March 10, 1873." It would appear that this is a contemporary copy of the map reflecting the abitral award of the San Juan Archipelago which was agreed in 1873. Detail includes soundings, physical features etc. An interesting and unusual map of this beautiful area. .

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        Griechische Literaturgeschichte in 4 Banden (4 Volumes)

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

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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        La Cuisine Classique Etudes Pratiques Raisonnees et Demonstratives De L'Ecole Francaise Appliquee Au Service a La Russe in Two Volumes

      E Dentu Editeur Palais-Royal, Paris, 1872. Cinquieme Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. VERY HEAVY (5.5kg /10.5lb net) COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES FRENCH TEXT. Ouvrage Illustre. De 65 Planches Gravees Hors Texte Embrassant Dans Son Cadre Toutes Les Prescriptions culinaires, D'Apres L'Ordre Et Les Principes De La Grande Cuisine. lxiv, 272, 318 large pages, size 12 inches tall by 9.25 inches.With 63 Steel Engraved Plates as issued - though listed plate #2 'Royal Family' was never included in this edition as it was considered politically insensitive. Each book includes a full Index and List of Illustrations Books - in worn, original paper covered boards with black leather spine. Corners and edges of boards are worn as is the paper covering. Surface cracking to leather at hinges but binding still sound, small piece missing from top of spine, well above lettering and decoration volume I and repair to leather to foot of volume II. Original marbled endpapers. Contents, usual light grubbiness/marking throughout and some staining to first few pages in each volume, as might be expected in any book which has spent years in a busy kitchen. A couple of leaves have small closed tears now professionally repaired with archival tape. One plate is a little worn with a couple of small tears to edges now strengthened/repaired with archival tape. All plates are present -save for the one of the Royal Family which, though listed, was never included in this edition- An impressive, original set of this classic culinary work. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: 001992.. THESE BOOKS ARE HEAVIER THAN THE AVERAGE UPON WHICH CHARGES ARE BASED AND SO WILL INCUR AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR SHIPPING TO ADDRESSES OUTSIDE THE U.K..

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis]
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      Cleveland. 1872.. [12],[7]-237pp. plus ten (of eleven) unmounted albumen photographs (including the frontispiece). Original three-quarter morocco and cloth, gilt globe on front board, spine lettered in gilt. Covers rubbed and worn, especially at hinges, small chip in center of front hinge. Frontispiece, titlepage, and following two leaves stained, small stain in lower margin throughout text. Frontispiece and Hong Kong harbor plate torn, with loss of outer quarter of each image. A good copy only. Lacks the illustration of the Taj Mahal (which is a photographic reproduction of a print). Signed by the author on the frontispiece. A remarkable account of a journey across the United States and around the world, published the same year and having a similarly-named protagonist as Jules Verne's famed AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS. William Perry Fogg's journey actually took place, however, and it is here printed from the original newspaper articles which Fogg wrote for the CLEVELAND LEADER. The text in the book appears in single newspaper column format, and was probably printed on a proofing press at the same time the type was set for his articles. It retains the original datelines. The albumen photographs are especially interesting, and include geishas, a huge bronze statue of Buddha, a group of Japanese officers, Singapore, and the harbor of Hong Kong. Five of the illustrations are reproductions of prints. Fogg travelled by train from Cleveland to Salt Lake City, where he interviewed Brigham Young, described the Mormon sights, and then went on to San Francisco. He steamed to Japan, then visited China, India, and Egypt, and most of the text consists of his lively descriptions of these exotic locales, and includes an account of the recently completed Suez Canal. In his preface Fogg explains that this volume was printed in a small number for private presentation, and that the text contains several errors. Fogg later published a volume recounting his experiences in the Holy Land. Not in Flake, nor THE TRUTHFUL LENS or other photographic references. SMITH TRAVELLERS F45. OCLC 510794.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        A Natural History of British Moths

      LONDON : George Bell & Sons, 1872 A nice set complete in 4 volumes with 132 hand coloured plates as called for. In green half leather bindings with gilt titles. The marbled boards are matched by the marbled endpapers. Teg. All the volumes have some rubbing to the leather principally at the edges and corners and along the joints. The spines have faded to a sage green colour. All the bindings are sound and tight. The contents have some light spotting in places but are otherwise very nice and clean with good quality plates. Vol I has some foxing to preliminaries and this extends to the frontispiece and title page and some of the blank pages at the end. The remaining contents are in nice clean condition and the plates are tissue guarded. The plate numbering changes from latin to arabic at times. Vol II has some foxing to preliminaries as in Vol I but is generally clean and bright otherwise. Vol III is without a tissue guard to the frontispiece but is clean and bright throughout. Vol IV has some spotting to preliminaries as per Vols I and II, and 2 plates have torn tissue guards.

      [Bookseller: E C Books]
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