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

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

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Fathers and Sons

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

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Sul felsinoterio sirenoide halicoreforme dei depositi littoriali pliocenici dell'antico bacino del Mediterraneo e del Mar Nero.

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

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

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

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        The Buyer's Manuel and Business Guide

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

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        L'HISTOIRE DE FRANCE DEPUIS LES TEMPS LES PLUS REGULES JUSQU'EN 1789 RACONTEE A MES PETITS-ENFANTS

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

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        THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE

      LONDON MACMILLAN 1872 - FIRST EDITION, WITH FIFTY ILLUSTRATIONS BY JOHN TENNIEL, FINELY REBOUND IN GREEN MOROCCO, AEG, INSCRIPTION DATED 1871, WITH PRINTING ERROR OF 'WADE' ON PAGE 21. A FINE AND HANDSOME COPY. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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        Annali di Citeriore Calabria dal 1806 al 1811.

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        HARPER'S WEEKLY: A JOURNAL OF CIVILIZATION. 1872. Volume XVI

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

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Map of the Territory of Montana with Portions of the Adjoining Territories

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

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

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

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        Das malerische und romantische Westphalen. Zweite umgearbeitete Auflage.

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

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

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

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

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

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        PRELIMINARY REPORT CONTAINING EXPLORATIONS AND SURVEYS PRINCIPALLY

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

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

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

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        Novels

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

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        Roughing It

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

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        Blanchard's Guide Map of Chicago

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

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

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

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        The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection,

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

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        Roughing It

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

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        How I Found Livingstone. Travels, Adventures, and Discoveries in Central Africa; Including Four Months Residence with Dr. Livingstone

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle, 1872. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. Second English Edition. AN EXCEPTIONAL ASSOCIATION COPY. Inscribed at the time of publication on a slip of paper affixed to front pastedown, "To my dear friend John H. Goodenow Esq U.S. Consul to Constantinople from Henry M. Stanley The Author London Nov 5 1872." Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904), the explorer and journalist, was commissioned by his employer, the New York Herald to mount an expedition to Africa to find the missing Scottish missionary David Livingstone. Stanley found Livingstone in November 1871, where he famously said (or perhaps not),"Dr. Livingstone, I presume." The trip brought Stanley fame and fortune. His first account of the expedition was published in July 1872. The recipient, John Goodenow (1833-1906) was from a prominent legal and political family in Maine. In 1864 he was appointed as consul general iin Constantinople and became secretary of the legation in Turkey in 1873. It was in his capacity as a senior diplomat in the Ottoman Empire that brought him in contact with Stanley. Stanley, traveling with two other men, made plans to travel through Turkey to Asia and China. Two weeks into their journey they found themselves embroiled in a violent encounter with local Turks. Stanely was eventually able to obtain the assistance of Goodenow, who secured compensation for their treatment. Bound in original brown cloth with embossed design on spine and front cover, with gilt illustration of two men meeting with the caption "D,. Livingstone I presume." Boards are chipped, bumped and spine has chip to top left edge. Rear cover watermarked, but binding is nicer than it sounds. Hinges are weak but text block is tight. The endpapers are chipped, and the folding map is entirely intact but cleanly split along the fold. Later ownership signature on half-title. Frontispiece is an original mounted photograph of Stanley. Full and partial page illustrations throughout. Four folding maps. Overall in very good condition. 736 pages including index. TRAV/091213.

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        THE UNDERGROUND RAIL ROAD

      Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872. Covers worn and with half inch of upper spine missing, some looseness and light foxing, good only, but complete and sound. [vi], 780p. Illustrated. Bound in publisher's embossed terra-cotta cloth with gilt titles Blockson 10179; Work 338

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        Grundlagen der Geometrie.1899.

      First edition of this milestone in which Hilbert laid the foundation for the modern treatment of Euclidean geometry. Landmarks Writings in Western Mathematics, no. 55; Parkinson, Breakthroughs, p. 441. "In mathematics it was this influential work that led by its axiomatic method to a new thinking in all mathematical fields in the 20th century. In addition, following in the traces of Euclid, it became the classical textbook for geometry in educating mathematicians and mathematics teachers for nearly the whole century." (Michael Toepell in Landmarks). <br/><br/> "For over two millennia there was only one geometry - Euclidean. Since it was assumed to represent self-evident truths, namely those of the real world, it was believed to be the only possible geometry. The nineteenth century saw the rise of several new geometries: projective, non-Euclidean (both hyperbolic and elliptic), Riemannian, and algebraic. Some order in the nature of geometry, including an examination of the foundations of the various geometries, was called for. Klein's answer was given in his Erlangen Program of 1872. Another approach was to axiomatize some of the geometries. This was done by Pasch in 1882 for projective geometry and soon thereafter by Peano for Euclidean geometry. Both of their approaches, however, had important shortcomings as far as Hilbert was concerned: they tied their axioms to a physical reality, did not examine independence (in Peano's case) and consistency, and did not focus on the important issue of continuity in geometry.<br/><br/> "Euclid's presentation of geometry was found to be deficient in several ways. For one, it possessed deductive gaps in the reasoning because it lacked several types of axioms. Moreover, the notions of point, line, and plane were <i>defined</i>, but the definitions were logically unsustainable. In his classic <i>Grundlagen der Geometrie</i> (<i>Foundations of Geometry</i>) of 1899 Hilbert gave an axiomatization of Euclidean geometry which remedied these deficiencies: it contained 20 axioms (including axioms of order and continuity) as against Euclid's five, and it viewed 'point,' 'line,' and 'plane' as <i>undefined concepts</i> - nowadays called 'primitive terms.' <br/><br/> "But Hilbert's aim went beyond giving a more comprehensive set of axioms than Euclid's. Here is Weyl on the topic: <br/><br/> '<i>It is one thing to build up geometry on sure foundations, another to inquire into the logical structure of the edifice thus erected. If I am not mistaken, Hilbert is the first who moves freely on this higher 'metageometric' level: systematically he studies the mutual independence of his axioms [and their (relative) consistency]. . . . His method is the <i>construction of models</i>. [Models to establish the independence of Euclid's parallel axiom were given in the mid-nineteenth century.] </i><br/><br/> "Hilbert's models were algebraic. Interesting ideas on the interplay of algebra and geometry were pursued. He would deal with other 'meta' issues, such as (absolute) consistency and completeness, in the broader context of mathematics as a whole. <br/><br/> "The early twentieth century saw the vigorous reemergence, after more than 2,000 years of near dormancy, of the axiomatic method, this time also in areas beyond geometry. Hilbert was very influential in this movement toward abstraction and axiomatization. His <i>Foundations of Geometry</i> attracted worldwide attention as soon as it was published (in 1899); the ninth edition appeared in 1962. <br/><br/> "It is important to note that Hilbert's axiomatics is not Euclid's. To Euclid axioms were self-evident truths, describing an existing reality. To Hilbert they were neither self-evident nor true. They were <i>assumptions</i> about <i>undefined terms</i>, which might be considered to be <i>implicitly</i> defined by the axioms. No truth-value was associated with the axioms. Hilbert's celebrated statement that 'Itmust be possible to replace in all geometric statements the words <i>point, line, plane</i> by <i>table, chair, mug</i>' makes it starkly clear how his axiomatics differs from Euclid's. The Greeks would have been shocked!" (Kleiner, Excursions in the History of Mathematics, pp. 331-332).. Published in the festschrift volume marking the unveiling of the statue to Gauss and Wilhelm Weber in Göttingen, pp. [2:main title] 1-92, bound in early 20th century half cloth, front free end-apper with previous owener's signature dated 1914, and another to the pastedown dated 1965

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        The WONDERS Of YOSEMITE VALLEY And Of CALIFORNIA

      Boston:: Alexander Moore,. 1872.. Royal 8vo. 2nd edition (Cowan II, p. 333 [for the 3rd & 1st editions, incorrectly stating the 1st published in 1872]; Currey & Kruska 225; Farquhar 10b; Kurutz CA PHOTO BOOKS, 84). xii, [13] - 79, [1 (blank)] pp. Each page of text with a red-rule perimeter border.. Original publisher&#39;s purple cloth, with elaborate black & gilt stamping to front board & spine. Back board stamped in blind only. Bevelled edges. AEG. Yellow eps.. Spine & board edges sunned. Modern poi to ffep inked-out. Usual. light foxing to paper, though photographs clear & sharp. Withal, a. solid VG copy.. The work based on the author&#39;s first visit to Yosemite Valley. Per C & K, "one of the better early guide books to the Yosemite region." This second editon adds two additional chapters, "The Yosemite in 1872." and "The Recent Earthquake in Yosemite." not found in the first edition published the year prior. . Illustrated with 10 albumen photographs taken by John P. Soule. Image tissue guards. 2 maps. 3 intratextual cuts [pp 48-50]. NB. See C&K for a discussion on Soule as photographer... or perhaps not.

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        The Dramatic Works of [Mrs.] Susanna Centlivre. With a New Account of her Life. In three volumes

      London: John Pearson, 1872 (1761). Hardcover. Fine. Three volumes. London: John Pearson, 1872. xii,376;[ii],380;[ii],372pp. Portrait. §A type-facsimile of the 1761 edition. Neatly rebound in red half-calf, gilt lettering and decoration, patterned paper boards, all edges gilt: apparently a European binding. One word of title mis-spelled on each spine. A fine, 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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        Argument of the United States delivered to the tribunal of arbitration at Geneva, June 15, 1872

      London:. 1872.. Paperback. British Parliamentary blue paper, sml. folio, 193 pp. Orig. wrps slt. chipped o/w vgc. Claims for compensation by the United States arising out of Britain&#39;s support of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Long accounts of the actions of the vessels Florida, Alabama, Georgia & Shenandoah, (including its controversial stopover in Melbourne, Australia).

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        Legends and Lyrics

      J. B. Lippincott & Co. 1872 - Dark green cloth boards in very good plus condition. Faint yellowing of pages, light foxing, over all nice condition, especially for its age. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 183 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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&#39;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&#39;s Pocket Series. Colored From Nature. Copyright secured 1872." Dellon Marcus Dewey "developed and promoted the nurseryman&#39;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 &#39;spacious and convenient, and here not less than thirty artists and others are employed in making drawings, paintings, etchings, photographs&#39;" (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&#39; 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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        CARDEAL SARAIVA. OBRAS COMPLETAS DO?

      - Patriarcha de Lisboa. Precedidas de uma Introdução pelo Marquez de Rezende. Publicadas por António Correia Caldeira. Imprensa Nacional de Lisboa. 1872-1883. Obra em 10 volumes. De 22x15 cm. Com xxi, 432; 397; 402; 407; 396; 341; 467; 428; e 432 pags. Encadernações do início do séc. xx com lombadas e cantos em pele. Ilustrado com retrato do autor no anterosto do primeiro volume. Exemplar preserva as capas das brochuras. Obra sobre história civil e eclesiástica; a história dos reinados portugueses; a história dos descobrimentos portugueses e conquistas em África e no Oriente; e estudos de linguística e filologia portuguesa, nomeamente, entre outros temas: História da igreja cristã nas Espanhas deste o século III ao século XII; Notícia dos bispados de Portugal; Nota sobre o lugar onde de efectuou a conversão dos suevos na Galiza; Memória histórica sobre as obras do Mosteiro da Batalha; Colecção de testemunhos que provam a vinda dos Gregos às regiões ocidentais da Espanha; Memórias da origem do nome de Portugal; Memórias históricas e cronológicas do Conde D. Henrique e do governo da Rainha Dona Teresa; Memórias sobre a instituição das ordens militares da Ala, e de Avis; Memória sobra a Batalha de Navas de Tolosa em 1217; Memória sobre a conquista do Algarve; Cronologia dos reis de Portugal (com aferição de datas através da comparação de documentos e de crónicas); Reflexão acerca de D. Henrique e dos Descobrimentos de que ele foi autor no século XV; Índice cronológico das navegações, viagens, descobrimentos e conquistas dos portugueses (sobre as Ilhas Canárias; sobre as ilhas dos Açores; sobre o descobrimento do Congo; sobre o descobrimento da América, e do Estreito de Magalhães atribuídos a Martim Behaim; sobre a terra de Corte Real ou Massachussets; sobre as Ilhas Léquias no Japão; sobre a baía e o rio de Lourenço Marques em Moçambique; sobre o Tibet); Memórias sobre as viagens dos portugueses à Índia por terra ao interior da África desde o século XV; Nota sobre a origem da escravidão e do tráfico dos negros; Memória em que se coligem os progressos da marinha portuguesa até aos príncipios do séc. XVI; Glossário das palavras e frases de língua francesa que se introduziram na locução portuguesa; Glossário dos vocábulos portugueses derivados das línguas orientais e africanas; Ensaio sobre alguns sinónimos da língua portuguesa (ocupa as 467 pags do 7º volume); Notícia dos escritores portugueses que trataram dos nossos descobrimentos e navegações; Roteiro da viagem de Fernão de Magalhães (translado de um manuscrito da época); Lista de alguns artístas portugueses; Carta escrita de Cochim ao Rei D. Manuel I por Tomé Pires, em 1516, sobre algumas plantas e drogas medicinais do Oriente; Comparação da história de D. João de Castro por Jacinto Freire de Andrade com a vida de D. Paulo de Lima por Diogo do Couto; e muitas outras memórias e reflexões históricas e literárias. Inocêncio II, 423: D. Fr. Francisco de S. Luís (3.º), natural da villa de Ponte de Lima. Nasceu em 1766 professou a regra benedictina no mosteiro de Sancta Maria de Tibães, deixando então o nome de Francisco Justiniano Saraiva, de que usára no seculo. Passando a frequentar o curso theologico na Universidade de Coimbra, doutorou ****** -se n'esta faculdade no anno de 1791, e no de 1807 foi nomeado Professor de Philosophia do R. Collegio das Artes, sendo já desde 1794 Socio da Acad. R. das Sciencias de Lisboa.-Achava ****** se n'este exercicio, quando a revolução de 24 de Agosto de 1820 o chamou a tomar parte nos successos politicos do paiz, sendo nomeado membro da Junta, que com o titulo de Provisional do Governo Supremo do Reino se instaurou no Porto, no referido dia.- Foi membro da Regencia do reino eleita pelas Côrtes em Janeiro de 1821; Reformador Reitor da Univ. Bispo de Coimbra e Conde de Arganil; Deputado ás Côrtes ordinarias de 1823, e depois Presidente da camara dos Deputados em 1826 e 1834; Guarda ****** mór do Archivo Nacional; Ministro de 424 Estado; Par do rein

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        Un steeple-chase *

      - Dessin original couleur 17 x 24, à l'encre et à la gouache, signé René A. sans date. Sous encadrement fantaisie art déco. Rare oeuvre de jeunesse du célèbre peintre vaudois, né en 1872, datant probablement des environs de sa treizième année. On y perçoit déjà une certaine élégance et un sens graphique prometteur, brodant avec beaucoup de réussite sur le thème équestre qui, suivant ses amours d'enfance, préfigure également son école de recrue à 20 ans dans la cavalerie et ses futurs séjours anglais, dès 1894.

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        Roughing It

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

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        The WONDERS Of YOSEMITE VALLEY And Of CALIFORNIA

      Boston:: Alexander Moore,. 1872.. Royal 8vo. 2nd edition (Cowan II, p. 333 [for the 3rd & 1st editions, incorrectly stating the 1st published in 1872]; Currey & Kruska 225; Farquhar 10b; Kurutz CA PHOTO BOOKS, 84). xii, [13] - 79, [1 (blank)] pp. Each page of text with a red-rule perimeter border.. Original publisher&#39;s purple cloth, with elaborate black & gilt stamping to front board & spine. Back board stamped in blind only. Bevelled edges. AEG. Yellow eps.. Spine & board edges sunned. Modern poi to ffep inked-out. Usual. light foxing to paper, though photographs clear & sharp. Withal, a. solid VG copy.. The work based on the author&#39;s first visit to Yosemite Valley. Per C & K, "one of the better early guide books to the Yosemite region." This second editon adds two additional chapters, "The Yosemite in 1872." and "The Recent Earthquake in Yosemite." not found in the first edition published the year prior. . Illustrated with 10 albumen photographs taken by John P. Soule. Image tissue guards. 2 maps. 3 intratextual cuts [pp 48-50]. NB. See C&K for a discussion on Soule as photographer... or perhaps not.

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        THE EUSTACE DIAMONDS

      1872 - A Novel. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1872. 4 pp preliminary undated ads. Original green cloth. First Edition (Harper's one-volume edition was published in October 1872; the London three-decker, dated 1873, came out two months later, in December 1872). This is Trollope's tale about the adventuress Lizzie Greystock -- "the very beautiful, superficially clever and completely selfish daughter of an admiral who was no credit whatever to the British Navy" [Gerould]. She trapped wealthy Sir Florian Eustace into marrying her just before he died, and so came into possession of a diamond necklace -- which she claimed he had given her but his relatives claimed as an heirloom. But then the necklace was stolen not once but twice, or was it actually? As a "Palliser" novel, it includes many of the same characters who had been in CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? and in PHINEAS FINN.~This is a clean, bright copy, near-fine with only very light shelf-wear at the extremities. THE EUSTACE DIAMONDS is one of the most sought-after (and expensive) American editions of Trollope, due to its definite precedence over the British edition. See Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 39. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        EREWHON

      1872. London: Trubner & Co., 1872. Original terra-cotta cloth decorated in black, beveled. First Edition of Butler&#39;s first novel (published at his own expense and according to him consisting of only 750 copies). This is a masterpiece of satire -- "the wittiest and most penetrating satire in English since the days of Swift" [K&H]. The result of Butler&#39;s five years working as a sheep farmer in New Zealand, this is the tale of an anti-technological utopian society called "Erewhon" (roughly Nowhere" backwards), where machines have been banned for many years.~His [the narrator Higgs&#39;s] description represents Butler&#39;s attack on the mental and moral stagnation and hypocrisy he found in England, and on his society&#39;s attitudes to crime, religion, and the rearing of children.~This is a very good copy, with slight wear at the spine ends; this has become a tough title to find in much better condition. Hoppé 5.

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        The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French

      Edinburgh: Printed for Ballantyne and Co. for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green,, 1872. With a Preliminary View of the French Revolution. By the author of "Waverley". In nine volumes. 9 volumes, small octavo (182 × 115 mm). Contemporary tan half calf, black morocco label, roll to bands, marbled boards, blue endpapers, marbled edges. Engraved frontispiece of the author. Small ownership signature to top of title pages, some occasional foxing and browning, spines a little rubbed, a very good set. An attractively bound set.

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        THE EUSTACE DIAMONDS

      1872. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1872. 4 pp preliminary undated ads. Original green cloth. First Edition (Harper&#39;s one-volume edition was published in October 1872; the London three-decker, dated 1873, came out two months later, in December 1872). This is Trollope&#39;s tale about the adventuress Lizzie Greystock -- "the very beautiful, superficially clever and completely selfish daughter of an admiral who was no credit whatever to the British Navy" [Gerould]. She trapped wealthy Sir Florian Eustace into marrying her just before he died, and so came into possession of a diamond necklace -- which she claimed he had given her but his relatives claimed as an heirloom. But then the necklace was stolen not once but twice, or was it actually?... As a "Palliser" novel, it includes many of the same characters who had been in CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? and in PHINEAS FINN.~This is a clean, bright copy, nearly fine with only the slightest of shelfwear at the extremities. THE EUSTACE DIAMONDS is one of the most sought-after (and expensive) American edition of Trollope, due to its definite precedence over the British edition. See Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 39.

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        Can the Law Reach Him?-The Dwarf and the Giant Thief

      1872. Nast, Thomas [1840-1902]. [Tweed, William M., "Boss" (1823-1878)]. Can the Law Reach Him?-The Dwarf and the Giant Thief. New York: Harper&#39;s Weekly, January 6, 1872. Attractively glazed and matted 15" x 10" woodcut in handsome 24" x 30" wooden frame, small plaque to center of bottom. Light rubbing to frame, light even toning to background of image. An attractive piece. * This is one of Nast&#39;s famous editorial cartoons from Harper&#39;s Weekly. An infamous figure in New York City history, Tweed exploited his position as a political leader to amass immense wealth and power. He was a symbol of corruption and the target of urban political reformers. One of these was Nast, who chronicled Tweed&#39;s activities in a series of cartoons in Harper&#39;s Weekly from 1870 to 1873. Some of the greatest editorial cartoons of the nineteenth-century, and important models for later cartoonists, they played a key role in Tweed&#39;s downfall.

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        WILFRID CUMBERMEDE (Triple-Decker)

      London: Hurst & Blackett, 1872. Three volumes, first editions, 19 x 12.5cm (large 16mos), in publisher's violet sand-grain cloth w/black titles & borders to fr. covers, gilt titles & black borders to spines, a.e. untrimmed, chocolate ep.s, [i-v] vi, [1] 2-320; [i-v] vi, [1] 2-326; & [i-v] vi, [1] 2-291 [292] pp., +[i-ii], 1-16 pp. publ. cat. to rear of Vol. III. Printed by MacDonald & Tugwell, London. With a leaf from "The Saturday Review" (20 Jan. 1872, pp.91-92) loosely-inserted into Vol. III. Bindings Good (Vol. I canted, spines darkened, extremities moderately bumped & rubbed, & lt. stains to covers); contents Near-Fine (a few sections sl. proud). Wolff 4311, Shaberman 47 ("Greville MacDonald ... believed that Ruskin's courtship of Rose La Touche is reflected in [this] novel").

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        A Home for the Industrious of All Nations. Oregon and Her Resources: From Personal Observation and Investigation

      San Francisco, CA: A. L. Bancroft & Co., Printers and Lithographers. Very Good-. 1872. First Edition. Original Wraps. First Edition in Very Good- condition with edgewear, chipping, soiling, previous owner&#39;s stamp to upper front wrap and label to inner front cover. Tipped in errata slip. Illus. Map. Original printed wrappers; Eberstadt Cat 103: 223: &#39;Rise and progress, soil, sheep and wool, livestock, ranching, fisheries, mines and minerals, timberlands, water power, railways, fish and game, commerce, etc. " The map was only issued in a few copies. Not in Howes, Graff or Adams; Ex-Libris .

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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 (&#39;the Witch in the Cherry Garden&#39;). 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&#39;s Fairy Tales. Comprises: &#39;The Wild Swans&#39;; &#39;The Ugly Duckling&#39;; &#39;The Fellow Traveller&#39;; &#39;The Little Mermaid&#39;; &#39;Thumbkinetta&#39;; &#39;The Angel&#39;; &#39;The Garden of Paradise&#39;; &#39;The Snow Queen&#39; .

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        POOR MISS FINCH

      1872. A Novel. In Three Volumes. London: Richard Bentley and Sons, 1872. 1 page Vol I undated ads. Original blue cloth decorated in black. First Edition of this Wilkie Collins tale, in which he deals with two "infirmities" that were much in the news in his day -- blindness and epilepsy. 21-year-old Lucilla Finch, blind since just after birth, lives with her father, her stepmother and their 14 children (with Lucilla&#39;s inheritance from her mother providing much of the family income). She falls in love with kind Oscar Dubourg -- who is attacked and, from a blow to the head, develops epilepsy -- the only known cure for which is silver nitrate, which turns the skin very dark blue. Lucilla is put in touch with the eccentric German oculist Herr Grosse, who performs an operation that restores her sight -- which proves to be a very mixed blessing. Meanwhile Oscar&#39;s devious twin brother, identical except that he has darker skin, has designs on Lucilla and her inheritance, and, well you get the idea. Lucilla&#39;s sense of touch wins out in the end... (Collins had to add a footnote to the second edition, stating that Herr Grosse was fictional and thus was unavailable to cure others&#39; blindness.)~ The primary binding for this three-decker is purple-brown cloth decorated in black; these first-edition sheets are in the second binding of blue cloth decorated in black, without Bentley&#39;s name at the foot of the spines (still a publisher&#39;s original binding, with decorative boards and decorative gilt fonts).~ Condition is near-fine, with very little wear (the slightest of rubbing at the extremities, a couple of the original endpapers slightly cracked, one tiny rear-cover dent that also makes an impression on the last few leaves). This is the only first edition of POOR MISS FINCH that we have ever offered, in our 30+ years of doing business; the fact that the fastidious collector Natalie Blair put her "Blairhame" bookplates in this set shows that she too never encountered a decent set in the first binding. Gasson pp 124-125; Sadleir (Excursions) page 143; Parrish & Miller pp 83-85. Housed in a cloth slipcase with leather label.

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