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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.

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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'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: '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 ('the Witch in the Cherry Garden'). Occasional light thumb-markings - otherwise a clean bright copy. 1872. Reprint. Half-leather cover. 94pp + plates :: Illustrated with 12 full page chromolithographic plates after E.V.B. [Eleanor Vere Boyle] :: 310mm x 260mm (12" x 10") :: Exquisitely illustrated edition of Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales. Comprises: 'The Wild Swans'; 'The Ugly Duckling'; 'The Fellow Traveller'; 'The Little Mermaid'; 'Thumbkinetta'; 'The Angel'; 'The Garden of Paradise'; 'The Snow Queen' .

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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'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'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'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' 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's name at the foot of the spines (still a publisher'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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        Babbage's Calculating Machine; or Difference Engine

      London,: Science and Art Department of the Educational Division of the South Kensington Museum, 1872.. Octavo, [ii]. 8 pp. with a wood-engraved frontispiece illustrating "a small portion of Mr Babbage's Difference Engine"; original printed grey wrappers. Rare description of Charles Babbage's first proto-computer, written and illustrated by his oldest son, following the inventor's death late in 1871. Benjamin Herschel Babbage, engineer, scientist and explorer, was a significant figure in South Australia from the 1850s. Babbage's Calculating Machine was subsequently moved to the London Science Museum.Norman, Origins of Cyberspace, 96.

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        Grundlagen der Geometrie.1899.

      A fine copy 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. 1-92, the entire volume offered here. A very fine copy in the original half cloth over marbled baords with printed paper spine label. Rare in such good condition

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        LEAVES OF GRASS; PASSAGE TO INDIA; AFTER ALL NOT TO CREATE ONLY;

      Author, Electrotyped By Smith and McDougal. Good with no dust jacket. 1872 [1871]. Hardcover. POETRY; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; vi, 7-384, 1-120-1-14 pages; LEAVES OF GRASS; PASSAGE TO INDIA 1872 [1870]; AFTER ALL NOT TO CREATE ONLY [ September 1871]; bound in one volume. Rebound with original blanks. Contents with interior binding cracks and occasional pencil notations light aging. Humidity stain visible on extreme text block fore-edge not visible when book is opened. BAL 21407; BAL 21407; Shay, p.23. Early and first editions. .

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        Meridiana - Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa

      Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, UK 1872 - London, Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1873 [1872]. Hardback first edition and first impression, believed to be a 'deluxe' edition carrying bevelled edges to the boards. Original blue cloth with gold gilt. AEG. A near fine copy with bumping to the spine tips, a neat, but lengthy gift inscription dated 1872, some bubbling to the front pastedown and the rear hinge is weakening. Printer's sticker to rear pastedown as expected. All in all a very nice copy with bright boards and gilt. Three Englishmen, Three Russians and a local bushman take to the Kalahari to measure the arc of the meridian, but things take a turn for the worse when the British and the Russians declare war. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Laboratorio Químico Destinado al Servicio de la Agricultura Protegido por el Instituto Agrícola Catalán de San Isidro. Dirigido por D. Luis Justo y Villanueva

      Imprenta Del Diario De Barcelona, Barcelona 1872 - [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Faune des vertébrés de la Suisse, volume III : Histoire naturelle des Reptiles et des Batraciens.

      - Genève et Bâle, H. Georg, Libraire-Editeur, 1872, 1 volume de 165x235 mm environ 603 pages, xii pages (appendice au volume I), cartonnage moderne avec dos toilé vert portant titres dorés, premier plat d'origine conservé. Contient 5 planches, dont 3 en couleurs, et 4 dessins originaux (dont 3 en couleurs). Légères rousseurs, sinon bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lives of the Queens of England

      73 - London - Bell and Dalby, 1872 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A set of Agnes&#39; Strickland&#39;s historical biographies on the Queens of England, including her two-volume biography of Mary Queen of Scots. Spine labels could be professionally removed with little effort. A new edition, carefully revised and augmented. Agnes Strickland (19 August 17968 July 1874) was an English historical writer and poet. Her chief works are Lives of the Queens of England from the Norman Conquest, and Lives of the Queens of Scotland, and English Princesses, etc. . (8 vols. , 18501859), Lives of the Bachelor Kings of England (1861), and Letters of Mary Queen of Scots, in some of which she was assisted by her sister Elisabeth. Strickland&#39;s researches were laborious and conscientious, and she remains a useful source. With frontispieces to each volume, and folding facsimile to Volume I of Life of Mary Queen of Scots. Including biographies of Elizabeth Woodville, Matilda of Flanders, Isablla of France, Elizabeth I and Catharine of Braganza. Complete in eight volumes (six and two). With monastic bookplates to front pastedowns. Condition: In half-calf bindings with marbled boards. Exterally sound, though rubbed, with labels to the spines. Internally, firmly bound. Library labelsto front pastedowns. Some offsetting from frontispieces to title pages. Pages have the occasional patch of foxing and handling marks throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Die Keilinschriften und das Alte Testament [bound with] Chrestomathie Ottomane : precedee de tableaux grammaticaux et suivie d&#39;un glossaire turc-francais [bound with] Die Erfreuung der Geister von &#39;Omar Ben-Suleman

      [Giessen : J. Richer&#39;sche, 1872 ; Berlin : Reimer, 1854 ; Leipzig : Vogel, 1848], 1848. 1st Edition in this form. Description: 3v. in 1: (vii, 385p., xxxvii, 163p.,, viii, 96p.) : 1 fold. map, 1 fold. table ; 21cm. Subjects: Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc -- Cuneiform inscriptions ; Ottoman turkish language -- Turkish language -- Readers -- Grammar -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc. ; Philosophy, Arab. Languages: German ; French, Ottoman turkish ; German, Ottoman Turkish. Good copy in a contemporary binding of green leather-backed, marble boards. Gilt titles and blind tooling to spine. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Minor, scattered, marginal foxing. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression.

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        Les Soldats de la République. L'Armee Française en Campagne. (Souvenirs du siège de Paris).

      Paris, Bureau d'Eclipse, [um 1872]. - Kolor. Titelblatt und 31 kolor. lithogr. Tafeln. Lose in Originalmappe mit montiertem, wdh. Titelblatt. Reste von Bindebändern. Folio (262:338 mm). Mappenwerk des belgischen Zeichners und Karikaturisten Draner (Anagramm für Renard; 1833-1926), der ab 1861 in Paris lebte und neben seiner Arbeit für diverse Zeitschriften auch Theater- und Opernkostüme entwarf und mehrere Alben mit Bildern zum Militärleben veröffentlichte. "Draner interessiert sich stofflich vor allem für das Militär" (Thieme/B.). Die Tafeln zeigen die verschiedenen Soldaten der französischen Armee um 1870 ("Officier de Turcos", "Dragons", "Artillerie", "Chasseur d'Afrique" etc.). - Die Mappe leicht bestoßen; Titel und Ränder gering gebräunt bzw. vereinzelt unbedeutend fleckig. Vgl. Thieme/Becker IX, 540.

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        The Principles of Scientific Management

      New York and London: Harper & Brothers. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION, scarce private first printing, "for confidential circulation among the members of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers with the compliments of the author" of Taylor&#39;s masterpiece that transformed methods of factory production. PMM 403. Frederick Winslow Taylor, American inventor and engineer, "is known as the father of scientific management. His system of industrial management has influenced the development of virtually every country enjoying the benefits of modern industry" (Britannica). Taylor "was the originator of what he called &#39;scientific management&#39;, now known as &#39;time and motion study&#39;. His system was based on what he estimated to be a fair day&#39;s work and the best means of ensuring such a standard of production. He was interested in any factor that hindered or helped in attaining this end, and besides studying factory conditions and methods in great detail he was responsible for fundamental changes in machinery and machine tools" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 403). Taylor "entered Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire in 1872, where he led his class scholastically. After passing the entrance examination for Harvard, he was forced to abandon plans for matriculation, as his eyesight had deteriorated from night study. With sight restored in 1875, he was apprenticed to learn the trades of patternmaker and machinist at the Enterprise Hydraulic Works in Philadelphia. Three years later he went to the Midvale Steel Company, where, starting as a machine shop labourer, he became successively shop clerk, machinist, gang boss, foreman, maintenance foreman, head of the drawing office, and chief engineer. "In 1881, at 25, he introduced time study at the Midvale plant. The profession of time study was founded on the success of this project, which also formed the basis of Taylor&#39;s subsequent theories of management science. Essentially, Taylor suggested that production efficiency in a shop or factory could be greatly enhanced by close observation of the individual worker and elimination of waste time and motion in his operation. Though the Taylor system provoked resentment and opposition from labour when carried to extremes, its value in rationalizing production was indisputable and its impact on the development of mass-production techniques immense... "Taylor retired at 45 but continued to devote time and money to promote the principles of scientific management through lectures at universities and professional societies" (Britannica). The Principles of Scientific Management, published privately for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1911, provided a comprehensive account of Taylor&#39;s revolutionary ideas. Extremely influential, the Principles was frequently reprinted, enjoying a wide circulation both domestically and worldwide, where it was translated throughout Europe. PMM 403. Norman 2059. Books That Changed America 17. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1911. Octavo, original gilt-stamped green cloth. Only slight wear to binding. An exceptional copy, particularly rare in this condition.

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        Modern Turkey

      London: Hurst and Blackett,, 1872. Octavo (213 × 134 mm). Contemporary half calf, red morocco label, shallow bands with single gilt rule, compartments gilt with vase centre-tool and floral corner-pieces, marbled sides, endpapers, and edges. Bound with the half-title. A little light rubbing, pale toning, overall very good. First edition. Farley was chief accountant at the Ottoman Bank&#39;s Beirut branch for two years 1856-8, before being appointed "accountant-general of the state bank of Turkey at Constantinople, which subsequently merged with the Imperial Ottoman Bank &#133; set up in 1863 with British, French, and Ottoman shareholders and directors, under the protection of the sultan and his government. It was the government bank with sole rights of note issue. British and French government involvement was also considerable, and the bank was a political as much as a financial institution. From this time onward, and from his advantageous position within the bank, Farley was a keen student of Turkish affairs, and gained a wide knowledge of its people and rulers, as well as of its trade and financial condition" (ODNB) Here he offers advice on "the benefits to health that may be derived from residence in Syria"; an account of the Empress Eugénie&#39;s visit to Constantinople; and in the third part of the volume a survey of Turkey in terms of its finances, the Stock Exchange, its products - agricultural, fisheries, mines and oil - and its infrastructure, roads, railways, dock and harbours. An uncommon book, very seldom encountered in sound condition, this a very pretty copy. Later armorial bookplate of Charles Awdry, a partner in the W.H. Smiths, to the front pastedown.

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        The Story of the Good Little Boy Who Did Not Prosper

      1872. In: NAST&#39;S ILLUSTRATED ALMANAC FOR 1873. New York: Harper & Brothers, (1872). 8 pp undated ads. Original tan pictorial wrappers. First Appearance of this amusing tale of "the good little boy who did the best he could, but didn&#39;t come out according to the books." This almanac, and this story, are profusely illustrated by the great comic and political illustrator of the day, Thomas Nast. Though this is the almanac for 1873, it was published in October 1872; Twain&#39;s tale would not appear in book form until it was included in his 1875 volume SKETCHES NEW AND OLD.~This is a very good copy, with a one-inch chip out of a corner of the rear wrapper (barely affecting Nast&#39;s illustration there). There is other minor edge-wear, and a bit of transparent tape at the spine ends. In all, quite collectible condition for such a fragile, transient piece. Blanck 3346.

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        The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray, Cabinet Edition, 22 Volumes

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co, 1872. Cabinet Edition. Hardcover. Good Some pages in various books are loosening but binding is not compromised, and is surprisingly well preserved. Spine ends of all volumes have some rubbing and chipping. Overall condition is actually very good in terms of antiquarian standards/No dust jacket. 20.5 mm x 14.5 mm. Preliminaries of earlier edition (possibly first) published by Smith, Elder & Co., London, are bound in at the front of some volumes. These include the engraving-illustrated frontispiece, tissue paper, and title page, also illustrated with an engraving. Illustrations in some volumes are by author; some volumes are illustrated by others. Handsome, cinnamon-brown cloth, gilt-lettered spine and gilt illustration of Thackeray's bust, front cover. Dark brown end papers. No indication is given whether this is the complete set. Christie's Collectors Guides: How to Buy Rare Books By William Rees-Mogg suggests that one may prefer to put together a less-expensive, interestingly difficult collection of the secondary, clothbound "book-form" issues (such as this) rather than collecting the originally issued "parts", in paper wraps. Dates of publication range from to 1871 To 1872. The Cabinet Editions were issued as a way to sell more books to the masses. As is characteristic of these, they were put together cheaply. The uniqueness of this offering is that they are rare in this quantity as an ensemble, and in this condition. Includes (alphabetized by omitting the word "The") Adventures of Philip, volume 1 and 2; Ballads and Tales; Barry Lynden; Book of Snobs; Burlesques; Catherine: a Story, Little Travels, The Fitz-Boodle Papers, ETC. ETC., in one volume; The Christmas Books of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh, Mrs. Perkins's Ball, and other stories in one volume; Dennis Duval, Lovel the Widower, and other stories, in one volume; The Four Georges: Sketches of Manners, Morals, Court, and Town Life and the English Humorists of the Eighteenth Century in one volume; History of Henry Esmond; History of the Pendennis, volumes 1 and 2; Irish Sketch Book; The Newcomes volume 1 and 2; The Paris Sketch Book; Vanity Fair, volumes 1 and 2; Roundabout Papers (from the Cornhill Magazine), to which is added The Second Funeral of Napoleon; The Virginians volumes 1 and 2. In the book The Four Georges, the oval, sepia-colored, portrait engraving of George IV is bound in upside down and mislocated in the section on George III. Thus, the portrait of George III is missing, but the portraits of the other 3 Georges are included.

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        Fallas do Throno Desde o Anno de 1823 Ate o Anno de 1872

      1872. [Brazil]. [Congresso Nacional]. Fallas do Throno Desde o Anno de 1823 Ate o Anno de 1872, Acompanhados dos Respectivos Votos de Gracas da Camara Temporaria e de Differentes Informacoes e Esclarecimentos Colligidas na Secretaria da Camara dos Srs. Deputados. Rio de Janeiro: Typographia Nacional, 1872. 647, 98, 8, vi pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary quarter morocco over marbled boards, raised bands and gilt title to spine, later (?) patterned endpapers. Some rubbing to extremities with wear to corners, partial crack to text block between pp. 16 and 17. Some toning to text, light foxing in places, internally clean. * First edition. This scarce volume is the only one that contains a complete record of the debates and votes that led to the establishment of Brazil&#39;s first constitution of 1824 (the Imperial Constitution, in force until 1889). OCLC locates 3 copies in North American law libraries (Catholic University, Harvard, Library of Congress).

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        Om Arternes Oprindelse ved Kvalitetsvalg eller ved de heldigst stillede Formers Sejr i Kampen for Tilværelsen.

      Kjøbenhavn, Thieles bogtrykkeri, 1872. 1.danske oversættelse. 605 s. Indbunden halvlæder med gulddekoreret ryg.. Let kantslid og enkelte gulplettede sider - dog et yderst pænt og sundt eks. Oversat af J.P. Jacobsen efter originalens 5.udgave (On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection). (Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        Rough Notes of a Journey through the Wilderness, from Trinidad to Pará, Brazil, by way of the Great Cataracts of the Orinoco, Atabapo, and Rio Negro. With Illustrations drawn on the spot by the Author

      London: W.H.J. Carter, 1872., 1872. First edition. 8vo; pp. xiv, (4), 301. Publisher&#39;s dark brown cloth with gilt titles and illustration to spine, same illustration blind stamped to centre of upper, blind stamped frieze to boards. Inscribed by the publisher, W.H.J. Carter, the Author&#39;s father in law, to his brother in law, dated June 30, 1873. Binding and gilt rubbed; recased; very light occasional markings. With a frontispiece and 15 lithographic plates. &#39;Sir Henry Alexander Wickham (May 29, 1846 &#150; September 27, 1928) was an explorer, author, plant collector and planter, and a pioneer of the British and Colonial rubber industry in the 19th century. He was responsible for gathering 70,000 seeds from Brazil&#39;s rubber-bearing tree, Hevea brasiliensis, in 1876. These he accompanied to the Kew&#39;s Royal Botanic Gardens from where seedlings were dispatched to Malasia, Africa, Batavia, and other tropical destinations, thus dooming the Amazonian rubber boom. As a direct result Malaya (now Malaysia) was soon to become the biggest producer of rubber. An important and rare text - the first we have seen in 10 years - let alone with such an inscription.

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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. Sixth edition, with additions and corrections. (Eleventh thousand.) 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 p. 91. Ownership ink stamp to front free endpaper. Cloth a little rubbed at extremities with some small white spots and loss of size, hinges repaired, a little spotting to edges of text block. An excellent copy. First issue of the sixth edition. Darwin constantly revised each edition, and it is in this issue of the Origin 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. Other additions were a new chapter, VII, and a glossary compiled by W. S. Dallas.

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        COSTUMES USOS E TRAJOS DE TODOS OS POVOS DO MUNDO EM FACE DE DOCUMENTOS AUTHENTICOS E DAS MAIS RECENTES VIAGENS

      Lisbon. 1872-1878.. Five volumes. 421,[2]; 439,[5]; 539,[10]; 538,[10]; 473,[5]pp. plus several hundred color plates. Contemporary half brown morocco, gilt- stamped spine. Small bookplate on each front pastedown, contemporary ownership signature on each titlepage. Slight foxing on edges of text block, but internally quite clean and bright. Very good. Portuguese edition of a work first appearing in French between 1843 and 1844. Published under the pseudonym of Auguste Wahlen, the original edition contains four volumes ("Asia," "Océanie," "Afrique/Amérique," and "Europe"). This edition contains a fifth volume covering both Asia and India. The color plates depict indigenous peoples of all locales in their native dress. Though the costumes of those people outside Europe appear quite accurate, the ethnic features of the models are more than slightly westernized. In addition to the many color plates, each volume includes copious textual matter relating to the history, economy, and other specifics about the five regions. In all, an excellent and rare color plate book of world culture. This edition is not in Hiler.

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        Villa Cahn am Rhein." Villa Cahn. Nach Plänen des hannoverschen Architekten Edwin Oppler für den jüdischen Bankier Albert Cahn errichtete Villa am Rhein. Ansicht vom Rhein aus, Ansicht von Süden. Sammlung von 2 Blättern

      Lithographien mit Tonplatte von W. Loeillot, Berlin aus Zeitschrift des Archit. und Ingen. Vereins Hannover 1872. 30x34.5 cm. und 30,5 x 26 cm. Zusammen - Dabei: Durchschnitt der Villa. Photolithographie ebenso. 24 x 20 cm. Zusammen 3 Blätter.Albert Cahn, Bankier in Bonn, ließ 1867 - 1872 die Villa am Rhein errichten. Sie kam später durch Erbschaft in den Besitz der Familie Leser, die das Haus 1970 verkaufte.

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        MUSAICI CRISTIANI E SAGGI DEI PAVIMENTI DELLE CHIESE DI ROMA ANTERIORI SL DECOLO XV TAVOLE CROMO-LITOGRAFICHE CON CENNI STORICI E CRITICI DEL COMMENDATORE GIO. BATTISTA DI ROSSI CON TRADUZIONE FRANCESE [MOSAICS IN THE CHURCHES OF ROME] [LBC]

      Rome, Italy: Libreria Spithover Di Guglielmo Haas. Good with no dust jacket. 1872-1899. First Edition. Hardcover. Rome; RELIGION; Churches; Art, Italian; Art, Religious; Mosaics; chroma lithographs chromolithographs; Elephant Folio 23" ; MUSAICI CRISTIANI E SAGGI DEI PAVIMENTi DELLE CHIESE DI ROMA ANTERIORI SL DECOLO XV TAVOLE CROMO-LITOGRAFICHE CON CENNI STORICI E CRITICI DEL COMMENDATORE GIO. BATTISTA DI ROSSI CON TRADUZIONE FRANCESE [MOSAICS IN THE CHURCHES OF ROME]. First published in series of 27 fascicle monographs between 1872 and 1899. A collection of 58 sheets of plates about 21 x 27" on heavy paper, uncollated. Appears at least substantially complete. Some toned, some shallowly frayed edges, generally VG. Also the text volume [ includes some sepia plates], unpaginated, Italian Language, very bright white rag paper, VG about 150pp. This apparently describes the plates, appears complete but not collated, Library of Congress copy has 53 plates. Loose in a worn folder with ties as published. This is a massive book both In size and weight [about 40-50lb shipping wt]. No other copies found in auction records or for sale. .

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

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

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        An Extraordinary Album of 36 Original Watercolour and Gouache Paintings of a Woman, Probably Spanish

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

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        The Golden Lion of Granpere

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

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        Ranolf and Amohia: A South-Sea Day-Dream

      London: Smith, Elder, 1872. Leather Bound. Very Good. Smith, Elder; London. Inscribed by author. 1st edition in special gift binding. Quarter bound in contemporary black calf-skin leather. Gilt borders and lettering on spine. Gilt page ends. Marbled paper boards. In marbled slipcase. Minor shelf wear. Slight rubbing to slipcase. Rubbing to spine. Marbled endpapers. Inscribed on title page, from Alfred Domett to his son, Alfred Nelson Domett. Alfred Domett was an English colonial statesman and poet. He was New Zealand&#39;s fourth Premier. Domett published one or two volumes of poetry from 1833, and contributed several poems to Blackwoods Magazine. Domett&#39;s vast verse epic, Ranolf and Amohia, though neglected upon publication, has, in later years, become the source of much critical attention. Several articles on the poem have appeared in scholarly journals, positioning it as a work of great ethnographic import. In a recent study by Jane Stafford and Mark Williams, Domett&#39;s work is viewed as the foundational text of Maoriland; the imagined alternative to the progressive colony of New Zealand. Many ethnographers feel Domett&#39;s epic displays a primitivistic romanticizing of Maori that functions to disguise the ugly reality of settler-Maori violence. Stafford and Williams describe the setting as being infused with a sense of distance and strangeness, possessing an unreal, nightmarish quality. Though a work of fantasy, Ranolf and Amohia also serves as a massive compilation of facts about New Zealand. A beautifully bound edition of this scarce volume, in very good condition. Please feel free to view our photographs. Ships daily.

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

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

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        [FIFTEEN MOUNTED PHOTOGRAPHS, INCLUDING VIEWS OF HONOLULU, SAN FRANCISCO, THE CENTRAL PACIFIC RAILROAD, SALT LAKE CITY, AND NEW ZEALAND]

      [Various places. ca. 1872].. Twelve cards, each 17 x 13 inches, a.e.g., with manuscript captions in lower margins. Most images are 9 x 6 1/2 inches, excepting the two oval images of San Francisco. Some minor soiling on cards, some images slightly faded. Very good. Archivally matted, protected with mylar sheet. An excellent collection of views, quite early for Hawaii and New Zealand. The four views of Honolulu include one wide view of the town, a view of a side street with a church steeple in the background, the Pali mountain pass, and the harbor with several large vessels at anchor. In New Zealand, the Supreme Court building in Christchurch and the city of Littleton are displayed. The San Francisco images include the Palace Hotel and the famous Cliff House. Of particular interest are the three views of the Central Pacific Railway. The sections of the track include Capestown, the Palisade, and Summit Station, each with fresh evidence of the line&#39;s recent completion. Also in the collection is one image of a railroad along the banks of Salt Lake, and three wide views of Salt Lake City, one with the Mormon tabernacle (completed in 1871) prominently featured. An attractive collection of views, each quite displayable.

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        PARABLES AND TALES

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

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

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

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        Leaves of Grass

      Washington DC:: J. S. Redfield,. 1872, copyright 1871.. Fifth edition; Electrotyped by Smith & McDougal. Hardcover. Very good condition. The third issue of the fifth edition of Leaves of Grass, in which Whitman re-issued &#39;Leaves of Grass&#39; with a &#39;Passage to India&#39; annex, adding 120 pages and 74 poems (with separate pagination) as well as the additional 14 page supplement &#39;After All, Not to Create Only&#39;. Essentially Whitman re- formated Leaves of Grass as three separate books of poetry contained in one volume. In addition, the Civil War texts are introduced here for the first time, and re-edited into three of Whitman&#39;s "clusters", titled "Drum Taps", "Marches Now the War is Over", and "Bathed in War&#39;s Perfume". This spreading of Civil War poems throughout this edition of the book has been interpreted as Whitman&#39;s feeling that the war was central to American character.& & 8vo, vi, 384pp; &#39;Passage to India&#39;, 120pp; &#39;After All, Not to Create Only&#39;, 14pp. Blue stamped cloth, with border of interlocking rules in black at front cover, and the same interlocking rules but blind stamped at rear cover. Gilt title at spine, with gilt flowers and the word "Complete" at the base of the spine. Spine tips expertly restored, a little toned. OCLC: 15718512

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        ABANDONMENT OF THE WHALERS IN THE ARCTIC OCEAN SEPT. 1871

      New Bedford, Ma.: Benjamin Russell, 1872.. Five uncolored lithographs, 14 3/4 x 22 1/2 inches. Each plate numbered in the lower right, and marked "proof" in the lower left. Light edge wear. Light toning, a bit of foxing on the final two plates. Good. A scarce, complete set of five lithographs recording the disastrous loss of a large fleet of New Bedford whaleships, trapped in the ice near Point Belcher in September 1871. In all, some thirty-four ships were lost, at a cost of $1.5 million. After passing through Bering Straits in June, the fleet began to be frozen in in August. For a time the captains waited for a northeast wind that might carry them out of the ice. They had a chance to escape the floes in late August, but did not heed the warnings of natives, who claimed the ice would close up again soon. Indeed, a southwest wind on August 29th crushed three of the ships, and the captains decided to abandon their ships and escape south in smaller vessels. The stranded ships were abandoned, and more than 1200 men, women, and children took lifeboats to seven whaleships not caught in the ice which ferried them to Honolulu. The first three plates show the various ships stuck in the ice, giving the name of each vessel in the caption. The fourth print shows the crews escaping in smaller rowboats, and the final one shows the rescue ships "receiving the captains officers and crews of abandoned ships." The illustrations were drawn on stone by J.P. Newell, printed by the lithographic firm of J.H. Bufford in Boston. Peters praises Bufford as being among the very best at producing whaling images. The prints were published by Benjamin Russell in New Bedford, the important whaling port at which the fleet was based. The Lothrop catalogue points out that "all known copies of the prints in this set are marked &#39;proof,&#39; and it is believed Russell retained this to enhance sales." This event did irreparable damage to the New Bedford whaling fleet and severe damage to the local economy that depended so much on it. WHALING PRINTS IN THE FRANCIS P. LOTHROP COLLECTION 309-313. DOW 97-101. BREWINGTON 23-27. PETERS, AMERICA ON STONE, pp.124-25.

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        THE PRINCESS AND THE GOBLIN

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

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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&#146;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 &#147;Truly Yours, Mark Twain.&#148; This scarce and delicate edition is the first printing of the final part of what would be published several days later in Hartford as &#147;Roughing It&#148;, it published in a very small number to secure the copyright. It also includes a very early reprint of "Mark Twain&#39;s Burlesque Autobiography." &#147;Roughing It&#148; was in Twain&#146;s words a &#145;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.&#146; 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&#146;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.

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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&#39;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.

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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&#39; War, the bloody civil war between Spanish loyalists and rebels fighting for Cuba&#39;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&#39; 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.

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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&#39;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&#39;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

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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.

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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&#145;]; v. 5. Wuthering Heights by Ellis Bell And, Agnes Grey by Acton Bell; v. 6. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bront&#145;; v. 7 - The Life of Charlotte Bront&#145; by Mrs. Gaskell.. Publisher&#39;s original green pebbled cloth bindings, with black & gilt stamping.. Modest wear, with some cosmetic &#39;touch up&#39; 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.

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        SS Governor Blackall off Sydney Heads

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

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

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

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        Through the Looking-Glass, and what Alice found there

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1872. With Fifty Illustrations by John Tenniel. Octavo. Finely bound by Rivière & Son in full red morocco, spine elaborately gilt in compartments, french fillet gilt to sides, elaborate gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Original cloth sides and spine laid down at the rear. Housed in a red cloth chemise and burgundy morocco-backed bookfrom slipcase. Illustrations throughout by John Tenniel. Joints and corners minutely rubbed, some foxing to early and late leaves. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the half title to the children&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s own. Though we cannot establish Mary&#39;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&#39;s Adventures in Wonderland and its hardly less famous sequel Through the Looking Glass, although ostensibly written for children... are unique among &#39;juveniles&#39; 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&#39;s mental furniture. And the philosophic profundity of scores, if not hundreds, of these characters&#39; 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&#39;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&#39;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 &#39;wade&#39; for &#39;wabe&#39; on p.21. WILLIAMS & MADAN 67.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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