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        THE PRINCESS AND THE GOBLIN

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1872.  First American edition, 17 x 12cm (12mo), in publisher's magenta linen w/gilt & black decorations & title to fr. cover & spine (blind borders only to rear), chocolate ep.s, 204 pp. +12pp. publ. cat. to rear, w/30 in-text wood engravings by the Dalziels after Hughes.  Gift inscriptions to Nellie L. Fairfield & later fr. Nellie to Susie Morrell, both to fr. ep.; also w/Nellie's sig. to fr. pastedown & partial sig. to titlepage.  Despite several claims that Routledge of New York issued the first American edition, Lippincott was in fact Strahan's US publisher for "Good Words for the Young" & it is more likely that Lippincott was allowed first publication rights.  Binding Good (extremities bumped & worn, & spine sunned); contents Good (occas. spotting, & 2 sections sl. proud).

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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        INNOCENTS AT HOME

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        ALBUM HISTORICO FOTOGRAFICO DE LA GUERRA DE CUBA DESDE SU PRINCIPIO HASTA EL REINADO DE AMADEO I

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Unexplored Syria Visits To The Libanus, The Tulel El Safa, The Anti-Libanus, The Northern Libanus, And The `Alah

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1872. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. mustard cloth, front cover border fillets in black, frame interior rectangular designs also in black with back covers a design mirror, but in blind. Very good. 2 vols./No Dust Jacket. 360 & 400 pages. 23 x 14 cm. Twenty-seven lithographed plates including the frontispieces, eleven are folding, plus large fold-out color map, and twenty-eight text illustrations. Index. Burton noted this work as a "pot-pourri" on "Unexplored Syria," containing articles by Burton Drake, Mrs. Burton and others -- rather than a continuous and smooth narrative -- compiled during sundry desert explorations Burton was Consul in Damascus from 1865-197, and Drake came to Syria under the auspices of the Palestine Exploration Society. PENZER 85-88. Scarce set in original cloth, interior contents clean, a few map folds reinforced with archival tape, light cover soiling, a few corners bumped, two small cloth puckers (approx. one by one inches) cover of Vol.I and back cover Vol.II.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Through the Looking-Glass, and what Alice found there

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS, AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        PICTURESQUE AMERICA

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

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        The Fleshly School of Poetry and Other Phenomena of the Day [With ALS from Buchanan tipped-in]

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

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        ZANZIBAR; CITY, ISLAND AND COAST

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

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Madame et Monsieur Cardinal

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

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        ZANZIBAR; CITY, ISLAND AND COAST

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

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        The Golden Lion of Granpere

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

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

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

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        Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In

      New York: D. Appleton and Company,, 1872–4. A delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-falls, shores, cañons, valleys, cities, and other picturesque features of our country. With Illustrations on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists. 2 volumes, quarto (330 × 250 mm). Bound for the publishers by Matthews in red full morocco, Greek key panel gilt to the boards with laurel wreath corner pieces, title gilt to upper boards, raised bands, title gilt to spine, spine gilt in compartments, inner gilt dentelles, gilt edges, marbled endpapers. Steel-engraved frontispiece and half-title to each and 45 other similar plates in all, numerous steel- and wood-engraved illustrations, many full-page. Light toning, bindings a little rubbed small patch stripped from the upper board of vol. II, but overall a very handsome set. First edition. "It is the design of [this] publication ... to present full descriptions and elaborate pictorial delineations of the scenery characteristic of all the different parts of our country. The wealth of material for this purpose is almost boundless" (author's preface). The superb plates were engraved by Robert Hinshelwood, a Scots engraver who emigrated to America in 1835 where he established a considerable reputation for his work on landscapes. His painstaking and highly detailed work was much appreciated not only by the publishing houses that employed him, such as Appleton's and Harper's, but also by the Continental Bank Note Company who for a time employed him producing plates for currency.

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        PICTURESQUE AMERICA

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

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

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

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        PICTURESQUE AMERICA; OR, THE LAND WE LIVE IN

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

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        PICTURESQUE AMERICA

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

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

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

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        Casopis Matice Moravske

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

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        Ett Âr i stilla hafvet reseminnen frÂn Patagonien

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

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

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

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

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

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        The World Before the Deluge

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

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        Le Tour Du Monde

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

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

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

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        Novels

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

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND & THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

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

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        Tri-Nitro-glycerin, as Applied in the Hoosac Tunnel Submarine Blasting, Etc. Etc. Etc

      North Adams: James T. Robinson & Son Printers and Binders, 1872. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Good. [1 blank], [ 1 frontis portrait], [6], [tipped in "Second edition" note], [3]-97, [1-ad] pages. The whole illustrated by 8 mounted albumen stereoviews and 2 mounted albumen photographs plus 6 full page drawings/woodcuts. Publisher's brick stiff paper boards with black titles. Remnants of small round label to spine panel. Corner tips worn. INSCRIBED (presumably in the hand of author Mowbray) to collector Jahn Dewitte Miller on the front flyleaf. "J DeWitt Miller Esq Fort Edward NY with the compliments of the author GM Mowbray" and further "Recd Oct 17 1872 J DeWitt Miller" in another hand beneath. We note that the frontispiece facsimile signature and the inscription signature do not match, so this may be secretarial - we have not been able to ascertain this for certain thus far. Pages browned, some approaching brittle (one leaf detached pp 43/44). Bookseller/binder ticket on front pastedown. The Second (and Best) edition. The title page, copyright page, and text is the same between the 2 editions. The first edition has only 8 images and the second edition presented here has 10 mounted albumens, many new or update from the first edition images. It is interesting to note that the stereoviews in this edition are by H.D. Ward, a North Adams phtographer, and all are captioned. The first edition does not have captioned stereoviews and they are apparently by photographer L Daft. A genuine rarity in presentation, (the only other copy we're aware of sold at the Koslov sale at Christies in 1996), and worthy of collecting just based on the stereoviews alone.

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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'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's famous editorial cartoons from Harper'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's activities in a series of cartoons in Harper'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's downfall. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RELATION OF VIRGINIA 1609

      London:: Printed for Jas. F. Hunnewell at the Chiswick Press,, 1872. First Edition. Near Fine. First Edition Near Fine in the original vellum binding mildly soiled vellum binding with gilt rules covers, lettering spine. Small stamp rear paste down--Huntington Library duplicate. No other markings or writing. LIMITED EDITION OF 100 COPIES with the photographic facsimile title page mentioned in Sabin (89274). 24mo. [4], 5-58 pp. Rare

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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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        The Life of Charles Dickens. (in 3 Volumes)

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1872. 3-Volume Set. Chapman and Hall First Editions, 1872 through 1874. VERY GOOD. Internally near fine in decorative red polished calf bindings, covers handsome but worn. First Editions, published 1872-1874. Title page dates: Volume 1: 1872. Volume 2: 1873. Volume 3: 1874. Each volume includes engraved frontis portrait of Dickens (at ages 27, 47 and 56). Vol. 2 & 3 portraits lightly toned/foxed. Bookplate of Sir Julius Wernher, Baronet, affixed to front pasted endpaper of Volume 1; small bookbinder's label (E. S. and M. Lemon) affixed to Volume 3 rear endpaper, a few penciled notations to blank leaves following text, no other markings. All page edges gilt. Boards edged with double gilt plus decorative blind rule with florets at corners. Gilt edges and turns. Spines have 5 raised bancs with gilt titling on two black leather labels, gilt decorations in other compartments. Covers are clean but moderately edgeworn, with boards showing at corner tips, spine ends scuffed and , light scuffing and cracking to spine leathers. Leather has cracked and split along most hinges and boards have loosened and are in danger of separating, though interior hinges and marbled endpapers so far remain intact. Binding are fragile. 5-1/4 x 8". Vol. 1: xvix + 398 pages, plus 1 illustration plate; 6 facsimiles in text. Vol. 2: xx + 462 pages, plus 2 illustration plates; 7 facsimiles in text. Vol. 3: xv + 552 pages (includes index) plus tissue protected plate, engraving of 'The Grave,' and 10 drawings, facsimiles in text.. First Edition. Leather. Very Good.

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        Roughing It (Exceedingly Fine Copy)

      Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1872. First edition. Original brown fine-ribbed cloth with central gilt scene of man riding a carriage, gilt decorated and lettered spine, blindstamped borders and arabesques both covers. An exceedingly fine copy with virtually no signs of wear. Frontispiece, six full-page illustrations, dozens half-page. Page 242 has only one word missing ('his') but contains 'he.' The last page [592] contains full-page ad. New Illustrated Monthly, etc. and appears to be a mixed-state issue. A finer copy we have never seen.

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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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        Zeitschrift des Deutschen und Oesterreichischen Alpenvereins. In zwanglos erscheinenden Heften

      Mchn/Wien/Sbg./Innsbruck., Lindauer u.a. 1872ff.. Red. v. Karl Haushofer. Bd. 3 (1872) - Bd. 5 (1874); Bd. 7 (1876) - Bd. 51 (1920). Zus. 48 Bde. 8° (ab 1895 in-4°). Mit zahlr. Illustr. in Holzschn., Karten u. Panoramen, 4 (dav. 1 doppelbl. gr.) chromolith. Taf., 5 gefalt. Panoramen in Chromolithographie. OLn.-Bde. m. prächtiger Gold- u. Silberpräg. (Bde. 3 u. 5 in Pbdn. d. Zt., Bd. 4 in Ln. d. Zt.). Der Zustand ist überwiegend sehr gut, lediglich Bd. 32 ist fleckig. Beinahe vollstände Folge. Es fehlen: In Bd. 4 (1873) 4 Karten in Bd. 5 (1874) Karte d. Dolomitalpen, Kte. d. centralen Oetzthalergruppe, Specialkarte d. Ostalpen Sect. 2 "Wildspitze"; - Bd. 9 (1878) Tafel: "Das Fluchthorn..."; - Bde. 16-18 (1885-87) jeweils "Karte d. Berchtesgadener Alpen"; - Bd. 32 (1901) Übersichtskarte "Touristenwanderkarte Dolomiten, Bl. 2; - Bd. 51 (1920) Karte d. Brennergebietes. - Zahlreiche Einzelbände sind lagernd und können auf Wunsch angeboten werden.

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        Gareth and Lynette Etc

      London: Strahan, 1872. First Edition. 12mo. . Original green cloth, a little rubbed and shaken . With an Autograph Note from Tennyson tipped in, dated 7 March, 1872: "I want a revise of these sheets. I will send them back by return of post." According to Wise, the "trial edition" of this book was printed in the July of 1872 -- this note very probably refers to that trial printing

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        Round the World. Letters from Japan, China, India, and Egypt

      Cleveland, Ohio:. 1872.. A remarkable and lively travel account around the world, focusing on Japan, China & India, illustrated with original unmounted albumen photographs. Fogg traveled by train from Cleveland to San Francisco, via Salt Lake City, where he interviewed Brigham Young and describes the Mormon sights. He took a Pacific Mail Steamer from San Francisco to Japan. He describes Japan in some detail and is largely impressed by what he sees; he then visits China (including Hong Kong), Singapore, Malacca and Penang. He travels on to India before traveling from Bombay to Suez, and thence via the newly completed canal to Cairo and the Pyramids. The resemblance between the author's name and journey is remarkably similar to the fictional "Phineas Fogg" of Jules Verne's "Round the World in 80 Days", published the same year. The text is printed in a single column format, likely to have been printed on a proofing press for the newspaper articles that were first printed in the "Cleveland Leader". OCLC 510794; Smith F45; not recorded in Flake, or "The Truthful Lens". & & The book is rare. In the preface, Fogg states that they were printed in a small number for private distribution. There is an errata page correcting a fair sprinkling of errors - a previous owner has carefully corrected them in the text as per the errata page. On the few occasions the book has been recorded, it has been with a varying number of plates, but never as many as this copy. In 2005, it sold at Christie's for over $5000 us with 28 plates.& & The original photographs include: Frontispiece portrait of the author signed "With Kind Regards, W. Perry Fogg"; Salt Lake City; Brigham Young; Mt. Starr King YoSemite (sic); Japanese Village; Betto or Groom; Group of Japanese Officers; Bronze Statue of Buddha; & The Original "Grecian Bend" (Japanese women in kimonos); Mother and Child; Moats round the Tycoon's Palace - Yedo; Hong Kong Harbor; Queens Street - Hong Kong; Vue d'Macao; Singapore; Penang; First Cataract of the Nile; Mosque of Mohamet Ali - Cairo; Palace of the Viceroy - Alexandria; The Great Pyramid and Sphynx (sic). The reproductions of prints include: Bridge Scene in Yedo - From a Native Sketch; The Ghauts, Benares; Lucknow - Bridge of Boats; Cawnpore Memorial; Kaiser Bagh or King's Palace, Lucknow; The Taj; The Jumna Musjid, from the North; The Kootub Minar; Street Scene in Cairo; Scene on the Quay at Alexandria or the Arrival of a Steamer. & & 8vo, [12],[7]-237pp, 30 unmounted albumen photographs (including the frontispiece). All edges marbled. Original three-quarter morocco and cloth, gilt globe on front board, spine lettered in gilt. Covers rubbed and worn. Frontispiece, title page, and through to p.22 with a very faint wedge-shaped watermark in the inner lower margin. Signed by the author on the frontispiece. Overall a very clean copy, the photographs very dark and sharp.

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

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

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