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        THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS And What Alice Found There

      Macmillan and Co., 1872. 1st edn 1st issue (with Wade p. 21). 8vo. Original gilt decorated red cloth, all edges gilt (rebacked with part of original gilt lettered backstrip neatly relaid; boards a little discoloured and gilt decoration on lower board faded; new endpapers). Pp. 224, illus with b&w frontispiece with tissue-guard and in text by Tenniel + publisher's advert at rear (some light spotting throughout; no inscriptions).

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth Ltd]
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        Decreto Original y Alteraciones al Mismo de la Concesion del...

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

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        The Living World: Containing Descriptions of The Several Races of Men, and The Different Groups of Animals, Birds, Fishes, Insects, Etc., Etc. with Numerous Anecdotes Illustrative of Their Instincts, Reasoning Powers, and Domestic Habits

      Sam Walker & Co., Boston 1872 - Reprint. Two volumes. Quarto. Full morocco gilt. 39 full-color lithographic plates with tissue guards. Each volume with gilt name of the owner stamped on the front board: "Jabez Fearey, 23 Orleans St.," some rubbing to the corners an extremities, but a tight, sound set in very good condition. Jabez Fearey was a Newark, New Jersey merchant who ran "Jabez Fearey & Co.'s Mustang Express" an early postal delivery service which issued its own postage, which is now avidly collected by philatelists. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        CLOUD-PICTURES: 1. THE EXILE OF VON ADELSTEIN'S SOUL 2. TOPANKALON 3. HERR REGENBOGEN'S CONCERT 4. A GREAT-ORGAN PRELUDE.

      Boston: Lee and Shepard, Publishers,. 1872. original decorated dark green bevel-edged cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and copper, slate coated endpapers.. Front flyleaf missing, a few leaves lightly foxed, else a bright,. near fine copy. (#148811). First edition. "A collection of four short stories, all fantastic, that has been overlooked by fantasy bibliographers. The first, 'The Exile of von Adelestein's Soul,' is the longest and the best. A nobleman accidentally runs down and kills a young crippled boy. His mother puts a curse on him. Subsequently, every night from 8 PM until 8 AM, von Adelstein goes into a cataleptic trance, waking up exhausted. He is slowly dying. The priest of the manor house consults Albertus Nyktalops, or Albert the Bat, who has a reputation of being a wizard -- which is a good thing, since the dead boy's mother has a reputation of being a witch. Working together, the priest and the wizard discover that the witch has reanimated the boy's corpse and is forcing von Adlestein's soul into it at night and forcing it to perform all sorts of degrading labors while lashing its back. While some of the most intriguing aspects of the story are not as developed as they might have been, this has some very interesting ideas. Among other things, it amounts to a psychic detective story. 'Herr Regenbogan's Concert' deals with synaesthesia." - Robert Eldridge. Wright (II) 2573.

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        THE POLISH JEW ... Translated from the French by Henry L. Williams.

      London: John Camden Hotten, Piccadilly, n.d.. [1872]. nineteenth-century three-quarter green leather and marbled boards, spine panel lettered and tooled in gold.. Issued as a one shilling paperback, this copy was trimmed and bound. in an attractive three-quarter leather binding for William Garnett,. whose armorial bookplate is affixed to the front paste-down. A very. good copy of a scarce book. (#148197). First edition in English. "Their best known work in translation is LE JUIF POLONAIS (1871; translated as THE POLISH JEW), describing the psychological decline of a murderer; in its long-running stage version, THE BELLS, this became Henry Irving's most celebrated role ... They wrote many supernatural and fantasy short stories ... These were much admired -- in their original French texts -- by M. R. James and other connoisseurs of French romantic Gothic fiction." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), pp. 319-20. "Erckmann-Chatrian stand apart from most of their contemporaries on the Continent who wrote in this vein. They did not essay the conte cruel, nor go in for paranoid fantasies, such as those of Maupassant. Their tales are simple and straightforward, with all the effects up front. By rights they should have dated severely. The pleasant surprise awaiting those who dig out their tales is that they haven't." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 144-5. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 612. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 682. Bleiler (1978), p. 69. Topp III, p. 29.

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        Through the Looking-Glass, and what Alice found there. With... Illustrations by John Tenniel.

      First edition, first issue, 8vo, (xii), 224, (4) pp. Black and white illustrations, some occasional light browning, inscription dated Christmas 1871 to half title. Original gilt decorated cloth, extremities rubbed, some minor wear to the lower joint, otherwise a good sound copy.

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        SOCIETE DES ECLECTIQUES. RARE ENSEMBLE DE 50 EAUX - FORTES VERS 1890S

      - SOCIETE DES ECLECTIQUES UN ENSEMBLE D ' INVITATION DE 50 EAUX - FORTES LA SOCIETE DES ECLECTIQUES FUT FONDEE LE 8 AVRIL 1872 PAR DES AQUAFORTISTES ET DES POETES , ELLE POURSUIVIT SES ACTIVITES PENDANT TRENTE ANS JUSQU' EN 1902. LES REUNIONS ET LES DINERS AVAIENT LIEU LE PREMIER DIMANCHE DE CHAQUE MOIS ET DANS DIFFERENTS RESTAURANTS : DELUE , LAFITTE , DESHAYS . ET SOUVENT AU PRINTEMPS ET EN ETE DANS LA CAMPAGNE DE LA BANLIEUR PROCHE DE PARIS. AVEC A LA CLE UNE ESTAMPE DU LIEU DU DEJEUNER FAITE PAR UN DES MEMBRES. MEMBRES PARMI LESQUELS ON POUVAIT TROUVER : LE DOCTEUR PAUL GACHET , LE SCULPTEUR EMILE GUILLEMIN LE JOURNALISTE ERNEST D' HERVILLY , CHARLES ASSELINEAU , ALEX RICOURT DIRECTEUR DE L' ARTISTE . LES CINQUANTE EAUX- FORTES QUE NOUS VOUS PRESENTONS ONT ETE RASSEMBLEES DANS UN ALBUM . LES FORMATS SONT VARIABLES . NOUS AVONS 10 X7 CM , 9 X 13 CM , 11 X 16 CM 18 X 21 CM , 19 X 27 CM . LA PLUPART SUR VERGE . BELLES EPREUVES , QUELQUES PETITES TACHES CLAIRES. RARE ENSEMBLE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Rise, Progress and Travels of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Being a Series of Answers to Questions, Including the Revelation on Celestial Marriage, and a Brief Account of the Settlement of Salt Lake Valley, with Interesting Statistics

      Deseret News Office, Salt Lake City, UT 1872 - 71pp. Octavo [22.5 cm] Printed salmon wrappers. Good. The text block is pulling away from the wraps, the wraps are just a little stained, and there are two tiny open tears in the surface of the front wrap, near the bottom edge. There is a 3/4" tear in the paper at the head of the spine. Includes: Massacre of Joseph and Hyrum Smith, Proclamation to the Citizens of Hancock County, a history of the Mormon Battalion, the Expulsion from Nauvoo, history of Foreign Missions, and Joseph Smith's Revelation on Celestial Marriage, as well as a sketch of Territorial life and regulations. Flake/Draper 7873. Howes S595 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        THE FERROTYPE, AND HOW TO MAKE IT

      Cincinnati and Louisville: Gatchel & Hyatt, 1872. First edition. Estabrook. Small 8vo., 200 pp., (28) pp. adverts, two original sample ferrotype portraits by the author, with printed paper over-mats mounted on front and rear pastedowns. Slight erosion along the front joint, and light wear at extremities. A bright and very good example with the original images in bright and fine condition. A complete manual with formulary for making direct positives on enameled iron with collodion, commonly known as the tintype; the process is similar to that of the ambrotype. This is the first book to contain original images on a base material other than paper. Of the two portraits, the first is on Phenix Plate Company's 'Chocolate Tinted Egg Shell Plate' and the other is on John Dean & Company's 'Adamantean Chocolate Tinted Egg Shell Plate,' marketed by the Scovil Manufacturing Company, and E & HT Anthony, respectively. We have had several copies of the first edition and in each copy the original ferrotypes are different.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        WHAT I SAW IN TEXAS

      Philadelphia: Ringwalt & Brown, Printers, [1872]., 1872. First edition. First edition. 8vo. Original pink, pictorial wrappers, 92 pp., frontispiece ( map shows the route of the Texas and Pacific Railway Company in Texas), illustrated, plates, portrait, map. "Forney, a well-known journalist, left Philadelphia on June 12, 1872, and made his way to Texas through Kentucky, Tennessee and Louisiana, stopping at New Orleans and Shreveport in the latter state. His tour of Texas included Marshall, Jefferson, Dallas, Fort Worth, Corsicana, Austin, Houston, Galveston, and San Antonio. He was a keen observer and noted the progress being made in various parts of the South, but pointed out the need of schools, churches, free press, skilled labor, and capital. His chief interest, however, was railroad; and he gave much data on railroad (especially the Texas and Pacific in Texas) their builders, and statistics for Texas and the Southwest. An excellent work." -- Clark New South 77. Herd 822 says "Rare." Extensive coverage of Texas regarding people, towns, climate, agriculture, and resources in general. This is one of the better travel accounts regarding Texas that we have encountered. Lightly wrinkled on front and rear covers, internally clean with great illustrations. Overall a very good copy housed in a cloth clamshell case with leather label on the spine and titles stamped in gold gilt.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Sinico-Aryaca,: ou, recherches sur les racines primitives dans les langues Chinoises et Aryennes. Etude philologique.

      Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen, Deel XXXVI, whole issue included., Batavia: Bruining & Wijt. 1872 - The other papers bound in are: Bijdrage tot de kennis van taal, land en volk op het eiland Soemba, by S. Roos (pp.160, folding map); Eene maand in de binnenlanded van Timor, by J.S.G. Gramberg (pp.161-217, folding map); and Woordenlijst der Sampitsche en Katingansche taal, by K.W. Tiedtke (pp.93). Bound in recent half calf, cloth boards. A very good copy.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        1872 Jules Verne Adventure Novels French Lit 20000 Leagues Godfrey Morgan Hetzel

      Paris : Hetzel, et Cie, [ca. 1872 - 1881] - 1872 Jules Verne Adventure Novels French Lit 20000 Leagues Godfrey Morgan Hetzel INSTANT Collection of Beautiful & Rare VERNE “Reality provides us with facts so romantic that imagination itself could add nothing to them.” -Jules Verne This incredible and charming collection of Jules Verne novels was printed in Paris by Hetzel – a famous printing of these volumes. These novels are bound in decorative and illustrated cover, each with their own color of cloth. This collection includes: • The Steam House • The Floating Island • Dick Sand: A Captain at Fifteen • Great Navigators of the 18th-century • Godfrey Morgan; or School for Crusoes • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Many of these tomes include the famous “aux deux elephants” or two elephants, on the front cover, indicative of Hetzel printing. Item number: #412 Price: $1950 VERNE, Jules Jules Verne adventure novels collection Paris : Hetzel, et Cie, [ca. 1872 - 1881] Details: • Collation complete with all pages: • Bindings tight and secure • Language: French • Size: ~11in X 7.5in (28cm x 19cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 412 Photos available upon request [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Beiträge zur Schmetterlingskunde herausgegeben von J.P. Maassen und G.W. Weijmer.

      Elberfeld, 1872. ____ Seule édition. Illustré par 50 planches coloriées à l'époque. Nissen 2620. ***** Only edition. Illustrated with 50 plates in lithography. All contempory hand colored. Published in 5 issues from 1869 to 1885, this is one of the rarest books on lepidoptera. In-folio. Collation : titre, 50 planches, 4 feuillets de texte. Percaline verte, titre doré sur le premier plat. (Reliure de l'éditeur.).

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        TAMMANY!! TAMMANY! TAMMANY BUSTED! [caption title]

      [N.p., 1872. Broadside, 27 x 14 inches. Old fold lines. Some wear and loss, affecting three letters. Minor soiling. Printed on yellow paper. Manuscript notations on verso. About very good. Not what it appears to be. The broadside continues: "Professor is Cook-ed! And ready to emigrate. Boss Tweed gone in his hole and trying to pull the hole in after him. Great rejoicing! The mighty have fallen and Napoleon is dead. Honest me now in office! and the Treasury is safe...." Manuscript notes on the verso suggest that this is an elaborate satire on a contentious school board election in rural North McGregor, Clayton County, Iowa. The note reads: "Mondays election the 'Cook party' was 'scooped out' at North McGregor nearly 3 to 1 (Geo. Keene is 'Boss Tweed'). Show this to Prof. Thompson and save it. The fate of teachers who meddle in local fights." The author also lists the vote count. A quote at the bottom of the sheet is dated 1872, giving an approximate date. Quite striking and perhaps unique.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Living World: Containing Descriptions of The Several Races of Men, and The Different Groups of Animals, Birds, Fishes, Insects, Etc., Etc. with Numerous Anecdotes Illustrative of Their Instincts, Reasoning Powers, and Domestic Habits

      Boston: Sam Walker & Co.. 1872. Reprint. Two volumes. Quarto. Full morocco gilt. 39 full-color lithographic plates with tissue guards. Each volume with gilt name of the owner stamped on the front board: "Jabez Fearey, 23 Orleans St.," some rubbing on the corners an extremities, but a tight, sound set in very good condition. Jabez Fearey was a Newark, New Jersey merchant who ran "Jabez Fearey & Co.'s Mustang Express" an early postal delivery service which issued its own postage, which is now avidly collected by philatelists. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Rise, Progress and Travels of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Being a Series of Answers to Questions, Including the Revelation on Celestial Marriage, and a Brief Account of the Settlement of Salt Lake Valley, with Interesting Statistics

      Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret News Office, 1872. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Paperback. 71pp. Octavo [22.5 cm] Printed salmon wrappers. Good. The text block is pulling away from the wraps, the wraps are just a little stained, and there are two tiny open tears in the surface of the front wrap, near the bottom edge. There is a 3/4" tear in the paper at the head of the spine. Includes: Massacre of Joseph and Hyrum Smith, Proclamation to the Citizens of Hancock County, a history of the Mormon Battalion, the Expulsion from Nauvoo, history of Foreign Missions, and Joseph Smith's Revelation on Celestial Marriage, as well as a sketch of Territorial life and regulations. Flake/Draper 7873. Howes S595

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        [Das Kapital, in Russian] Kapital. Kritika politicheskoi ekonomii.

      St. Petersburg: N. P. Poliakov,, 1872. [Translated by Lopatine and Danielson], vol. I. [all published hitherto]. Octavo (240 × 152 mm). Contemporary Russian half calf, marbled paper sides, spine with double gilt rules and lettering in Cyrillic. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Joints, spine ends and corners somewhat rubbed, inner hinges cracked but firm, covers a little scraped and rubbed, free endpapers removed; small marginal stain to the final 200 pages, one or two fore-edges with small losses, final leaf with short closed tear; light spotting and the odd stain, withal a very good copy in a contemporary Russian binding. First edition in Russian, the first foreign translation, of "the Bible of Marxism." This is the first translation to appear in any language, and the impact of it was greatest on the history, society, government, politics, culture, and psyche of that country. Marx had been closely involved in the process of creating an edition for Russian readers, and corresponded often with the translators German Aleksandrovich Lopatin and Nikolai Frantsevich Danielson. Vol. I went to the press in October 1871, Marx returned his proof corrections smartly at the start of November, and the book was finally published on 27 March 1872. The publication of the first volume of Karl Marx's Das Kapital was the result of nearly 25 years of economic studies, mostly in the Reading Room of the British Museum. His biting critique of the capitalist system had developed from his previous publication of Zur Kritik der Politischen Oekonomie (1859). "Nobody before him had so clearly shown the role of the productive agencies in historical evolution; nobody so masterfully exhibited their determining influence on the form and idealogies of social organisms… If he has been justly compared with Darwin, it is in these respects that he ranks with the great genius" (Ency. Brit.) "By an odd quirk of history the first foreign translation of Das Kapital to appear was the Russian, which Petersburgers found in their bookshops early in April 1872. Giving his imprimatur, the censor, one Skuratov, had written, 'few people in Russia will read it, and still fewer will understand it.' He was wrong; the edition of three thousand sold out quickly; and in 1880 Marx was writing to his friend F. A. Sorge that 'our success is still greater in Russia, where Kapital is read and appreciated more than anywhere else'" (PMM). The printing of a second edition was forbidden in Russia and so in 1890 a New York publisher brought out an nearly identical reprint of the first edition: that second edition is distinguished from the first in that the misplaced comma opposite "p. 73" in the table of contents is replaced by a full stop; and the "e" at the end of l. 40, p. 65, is replaced by a "c".

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        Photo of Walt Whitman

      Printed by C.F. Spieler, Phila. Framed and glazed. Printed by C.F. Spieler, Phila. In 1872, G. Frank Pearsall opened a studio next door to Pendleton's, at 298 Fulton. Whitman had several photos taken by Pearsall, including the portrait Whitman used as the frontispiece to Two Rivulets, which he labeled "Phot'd from life, Sept., '72, Brooklyn, N.Y., by G.F.E. Pearsall, Fulton St." The left half of this stereoview was used as the frontispiece for Two Rivulets, where it is captioned by Whitman, "Photo'd from life, Sept., '72, Brooklyn, N.Y., by G.F.E. Pearsall, Fulton St." Copies of this photograph were later made by Charles H. Spieler, as here.

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        JUDAICA RUSSIAN BOOK "SBORNIK UZAKONENY,KASAYUSHCHIHSYA EVREEV" 1872 VERY RARE!

      RUSSIAN JUDAICA BOOK "SBORNIK UZAKONENY,KASAYUSHCHIHSYA EVREEV" VERY RARE! ST.PETERSBURG, 1872., XX,263 pp., 23 x 15 cm. COVERS AND SPINE ARE MISSING BUT BINDING TIGHT FIRST PAGES BROWN MODERATE FOXING THROUGHOUT THE BOOK. SOME PAGES FOXED MORE, SOME MINIMAL SEVERAL WORM HOLES THROUGHOUT THE BOOK SEVERAL SMALL TEARS TO EDGES OF FIRST PAGES Сборник узаконений,касающихся евреев. СПб Типография М

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        The Princess and the Goblin

      Philadelphia: J B Lippincott & Co [1871], 1872. First or Second American Edition. Green Cloth, Gilt. Very Good +. 6 7/8' Tall. I30 Engravings By John Sanderson Dalziel And Arthur Hughes. 1st Printing 203 Pp. Green Cloth, Gilt And Black Lettering And Design, Two Blank Front Free Endpapers And Two Blank Rear Free Endpapers, The Elaborate Green Cloth Binding Being The Same As 1871 Strahan's London First Edition And The 1871 Routledge New York Printing, But With No Publisher's Name At Base Of Spine, And Lippincott Name And1872 Date On Title Page [The Actual Publication Date Of This Lippincott Edition Is Cited As December 18971, And, As Lippincott Was Strahan's American Publisher At This Time, It Is Likely That This Edition The First American Edition). The Strahan Edition Has "Goblin" On Spine In Black, But In The Routledge And This Lippincott Edition It Is In Gilt. 30 B/W Illustrations In The Text, Half-Page At Center Of Pages, Signed With The Dalziels' Name [In Plural] And Hughes' Initials. Very Well Preserved, Covers Clean, All Gilt And Black Complete And Strong, All Gilt Still Brilliant, Rubbing And Wear To Cloth At Top And Bottom Of Spine And At Tips, A Few Frays At Top And Bottom Of Spine And Pinpoint Frays At Three Of The Tips; Hinges Tight, Original Off White Coated Endpapers, No Cracking To Hinges, No Names Or Marks, No Repairs, Slight Spine Lean. Display Quality.

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        Ett år i stilla hafvet reseminnen från Patagonien, Chili, Peru, Californien, Britiska Columbia och Oceanien...

      Stockholm: Lith. Art. Anstalt, 1872. Quarto, with 17 images on 12 tinted or chromolithograph plates. A rare and 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 descriptions well illustrated on 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 binding of printed boards. A little browned throughout, small snag to spine but a fine copy in the original cloth.

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        The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals.

      London: John Murray, 1872. Undetermined. very good. 1st Edition 2nd Issue. vi,374pp. + 4pp. publisher's ads (dated November, 1872)pp. Octavo. Original green cloth and black endpapers with 7 heliotype plates (3 folding), 21 woodcut illustrations in text. Numbered in Arabic. A very good clean bright copy in original cloth with a minor bit of bumping to corners. very good Freeman 1141. An important member of the evolutionary set, written in part, as a confutation of the ideal that the facial muscles of expression in man were a special endowment. This is the second issue with the word "that" spelled incorrectly on line one of page 208. 1872

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        Drops of Water

      New York: The National Temperance Society and Publication House, 1872. First Edition of the Author's First Book. 12mo; 132pp; + 8pp. ads for "Publications of the National Temperence Society"; brick-colored cloth, printed in gold gilt with black decorations, rubbed at all edges, especially corners and spine, soiling to most pages at margins, "Don't Drink" on page 7 with large erasure with loss of 4 or 5 words, good only. Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919), poet and journalist, wrote her first novel at age 9. By the age of 14, she had successfully submitted some prose sketches to the New York Mercury. She left school to devote her time to her writing, hoping to escape family poverty through her pen. She did attend the University of Wisconsin in 1867. In 1872, she published a collection of temperance poems which won a small audience. Fame, as well as notoriety came in 1883 when a Chicago firm refused to publish her POEMS OF PASSION (although much of the verse therein had previously appeared in journals). Another publisher picked up on the free publicity and publishedthe volume before the year was out. It sold 60,000 copies in the first two years, making Ella Wheeler's reputation. She married Robert Wilcox in 884, and moved to New York shortly thereafter. She produced a syndicated column of prose and poetry which had a large following. She was interested in spiritualism, trying desperately to contact her husband through the spirit world after his death. She reached a broad audience with her verse, penning the lines "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; / Weep, and you weep alone." NAW III, pp. 607-608. Author's First Book.

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        DROPS OF WATER: POEMS

      New York: National Temperance Society and Publication House, 1872. 132,[8]pp. Original cloth, decorated in black and gilt, t.e.g. Some light dust spotting/discoloration to cloth, some scattered spotting in text (thumb smudges, offset from old floral specimens and the like), otherwise an uncommonly nice, bright copy of a book prone to flaws. First edition of the poet's first book, acclaimed as a "puerile collection of temperance verse" by Messrs. Papantonio and Kohn. Her next collection, POEMS OF PASSION, connected with a wider audience after having been rejected by at least one publisher as "too hot to handle." One of the poems in that collection ("Solitude") containing the observation, "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; / Weep, and you weep alone ...," had particular resonance and her fame took root. While known to the wider public for both her popular verse and her association with Theosophy, spiritualism, belief in reincarnation and other such passions of the time, Wilcox is best remembered among wits as having been the inspiration of Richard Murdoch's "Ballet Egyptien" parody. SEVEN GABLES 34:287.

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        Bicknell's Village Builder; Elevations And Plans For Cottages, Villas, Suburban Residences, Farm House, Stables, And Carriage Houses, Store Fronts, School Houses, Churches, Court-Houses, And A Model Jail; Also Exterior And Interior Details For Public And Private Buildings, With Approved Forms Of Contracts And Specifications

      New York: A.J. Bicknell & Co, 1872. Revised Edition. Hardcover. Orig. brown pebble grained publisher's cloth, front cover gilt lettering bright, modern brown cloth reback with original lettering laid down -- "Bicknell's Village Builder And Supplement." Near fine. Frontis, half title and 2 page Introduction, Folio, 35 x 27 cm. 56 lithographed plates drawn to scale printed recto only with three additional plates and a variety of details. The first of the three extra plates a color lithograph. 14 pages of adverts at rear, one a color lithograph of Minton Floor Tiles. The designs of fifteen leading architects, representing the New England, middle, western and southwestern states." Architects include Lyman Under-wood (Boston), C. Edward Loth (Troy), G. B. Croff (Fort Edward, NY), E. Boyden & Son (Worcester), Alfred Gable (St. Louis), E. R. Francisco (Kansas City), Davis D. Hopkins (Grand Rapids), etc. A notable mid Victorian pattern book. HITCHCOCK 160. A truly clean, fresh and bright copy internally, endpapers renewed.

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        Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1872. First English edition. 292 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary half brown leather and cloth. Joints and corners a bit rubbed, small waterstain at lower edge of first two leaves, otherwise fine. First English edition. 292 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. A Classic of American Mountaineering. One of the classics of American moutaineering literature, a result of King's participation in the Geological Survey of California from 1863 to 1866."King was the first to climb the Sierra Nevada and the first to write of the range extensively in all its moods. He is remembered both by this work and by the beautiful 12,909-foot Sierran peak, Mount Clarence King." - Farquhar. Farquhar, Classics in the Literature of Mountaineering 61; Cowan p.328. Graff 2329n. Zamorano Eighty

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        O boji národa amerického za samostatnost [About the American people's struggle for independence]. WITH: O Ji?ím Washingtonu, zakladateli svobody Americké [About George Washington, the founder of American freedom]. Series title: Osv?ta lidu. Bibliotéka prostonárodních p?edná?ek [Education of the people. A library of popular lectures], vols. 1 and 6

      Jan Otto, Prague 1872 - Small octavo (17.5 × 11 cm). Original printed wrappers with engraved vignette; 80 pp. An uncut and unopened copy, very good or better. Two pamphlets, containing historical lectures about the American Revolution and George Washington, respectively, and both held in the "Osv?ta" ("Enlightenment") circle in Prague. The text of T?ma's talks was published as part of a series of popular educational booklets. The author, the journalist and writer Karel T?ma (1843-1917) was a noted political activist fighting for numerous liberal causes. In 1868 he was sentenced to jail for his political editorials. Here, too, his impassioned account of Washington's struggle is connected with the Czech love for freedom, and the memory of famous Czech leaders such as Jan Hus, Jiri Zizka, and Jan Amos Komensky. The book is also one of the earliest Czech accounts of Washington's life. The rear wrappers of both volumes feature a description of the progressive aims of the "Osv?ta lidu" series. Outside of the Czech Republic, KVK and OCLC show copies of the first volume at the Austrian National Library, British Library, Herder-Institut, Texas A&M, Utah and Yale; the Washington biography is only held by the Czech National Library. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        L'année terrible

      First edition, one of 150 numbered copies on Hollande, the only large paper copies after 25 Chine.Spine and covers very slightly and marginally sunned, not serious, otherwise  a very good copy. Michel Lévy frères Paris 1872 15,5x24cm broché

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        La floresta EspaÅ„ola-Americana. Compilacion de la historia de America en general y en particular del Peru. [Three volumes]

      Lima: Imprenta del Estado, 1872. 2. ed. corr. y aumentada. Quarter morocco over marbled boards. Boards and spine well scuffed, edgewear, bookseller ticket on front pastedowns, owner's stamp on free front endpapers or titles, one volume with blank spine label, one with partial label, Vol. III with margin worm hole on fore edge of first 23 leaves, tear and marginal chip to last leaf, neither affecting text, bindings solid, contents very good.. cxxvi, 461, viii pp.; [462-1080],xvi pp.; 608 pp. Pagador expanded the original and anonymous 1848, 108 page pamphlet into a three volume work. "D. Mariano Pagador, coronel graduado de infantería de ejército, ante V. E. con el debido respeto digo: que desde el aÅ„o 1847 he estudiado, acopiado y publicado algunos dato» históricos sobre nuestra emancipación y existencia política, habiéndome decidido últimamente lí reimprimir, corregida y aumentada, la Floresta EspaÅ„ola Peruana, que publique' en 1848, dividiendo este trabajo en tres épocas ó partes. La primera abraza desde los primeros días del descubrimiento del Nuevo Mundo por Cristóbal Colón y la conquista de la América Meridional por los espaÅ„olee hasta la muerte de Francisco Pizarro: la segunda, desde el primer virrey sucesor de e'ste, Blasco Nunez Vela, hasta fin de 1800, que comprende la época del coloniaje: y la tercera, desde 1801 á fin de 1871, que envuelve la época en que se inició y consumó la independencia americana, con todos loa episodios que realzan esta gran epopeya: por lo que la edición de que trato llevan! el título de Florcita EspaÅ„ola Americana," (From "A los Lectores, p. 5). Scarce. OCLC shows only ten copies. ABPC shows none at auction in the last half century. Palau 208619. Medina: Biblioteca Americana 1900. Moreno: Biblioteca peruana 2485.

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        Roughing It

      Hartford, CT: American Publishing Company, 1872. First American Edition. First issue with ad on p. [592] and "premises--said he / was occupying his" on p. 242, lines 20-21. Large octavo (21.25cm.); publisher's half brown morocco over cloth, gilt spine in 6 compartments, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers; xviii,[19]-591pp.; frontispiece and additional engraved title page, 6 plates and hundreds of text illus. Vertical crack to spine has been somewhat crudely repaired, extremities rubbed, rear free endpaper renewed with plain white stock, last signature a bit shaken, else contents very good. Good to Very Good overall. This edition preceded by the English edition by a couple of days. BAL 3337.

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        Decreto Original y Alteraciones al Mismo de la Concesion del.

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

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        Der Deutsche Peintre-Graveur oder die Deutschen Maler als Kupferstecher

      Alexander Danz, Leipzig 1872 - Mixed set. 5 vols. 8vo. Bound in half brown morocco with contrasting labels, marbled boards, t.e.g. Very good

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        LES AMOURS PASTORALES DE DAPHNIS ET DE CHLOÉ

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1872. This is an attractively bound rendition of Longus' charming pastoral novel, a unique combination of decadence and sweet innocence, appearing here in the popular translation of Jacques Amyot (1513-93), first printed in 1559 and always recognized for its graceful style. A rough contemporary of, and certainly the equal in technique to, binders like Trautz, Marius Michel père, Lortic, and Cuzin, the elder Chambolle served his apprenticeship under Hippolyte Duru, and later formed a partnership with him. Duncan & De Bartha says that this collaboration began "at some point" and suggests that the partnership was formed after Chambolle established a premises at 20 rue de Savoie in 1873, but the date of our binding seems to indicate that the two binders had worked together, at least for a period, before that time. Chambolle's son continued the business when his father retired in 1898, and although the firm "showed a cautious recognition of the . . . preoccupation with Art Nouveau," classical work was always the mainstay of the Chambolle bindery. (Duncan & De Bartha) In "Modern Bookbindings," Sarah Prideaux says of her contemporary, "Chambolle most worthily continues the traditions associated with the name of his father. As an interpreter of the past, he has a place apart and almost untouched by the main revolutionary movement that has penetrated nearly every atelier in Paris, and modified, if not overturned, its inherited traditions. To him are confided the classics of former times, which he clothes in the styles appropriate to them, keeping to a simplicity of ornamentation which reveals great taste and feeling for composition." The present binding is not stunning, but it is quite pretty, and the sweet ornithological ornaments are certainly charming.. 154 x 90 mm. (6 1/4 x 3 1/2"). In the 1559 translation of Jacques Amyot, followed by the revised translation of Paul-Louis Courier. QUITE PRETTY DARK GREEN CRUSHED MOROCCO, GILT, BY CHAMBOLLE-DURU (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with French fillet border, a charming pair of love birds at each corner, raised bands, spine compartments with cornerpieces composed of scrolling vines (and another tiny bird) enclosing a centerpiece featuring another pair of affectionate fowl, elaborate gilt turn-ins with multiple rolls and very dense roll featuring more birds, cornucopia, musical instruments, and much vegetation, marbled endleaves, all edges gilt. With frontispiece portrait of Amyot (in two states) and six etchings by Boilvin after Prud'hon. A Large Paper Copy. With additional title page and a leaf of ads on vellum. One leaf with neatly repaired small paper flaw in margin, one or two tiny rust spots, but A VERY FINE COPY, clean and fresh internally, with very large margins, and THE CHARMING BINDING IN SPARKLING CONDITION. This is an attractively bound rendition of Longus' charming pastoral novel, a unique combination of decadence and sweet innocence, appearing here in the popular translation of Jacques Amyot (1513-93), first printed in 1559 and always recognized for its graceful style. A rough contemporary of, and certainly the equal in technique to, binders like Trautz, Marius Michel père, Lortic, and Cuzin, the elder Chambolle served his apprenticeship under Hippolyte Duru, and later formed a partnership with him. Duncan & De Bartha says that this collaboration began "at some point" and suggests that the partnership was formed after Chambolle established a premises at 20 rue de Savoie in 1873, but the date of our binding seems to indicate that the two binders had worked together, at least for a period, before that time. Chambolle's son continued the business when his father retired in 1898, and although the firm "showed a cautious recognition of the . . . preoccupation with Art Nouveau," classical work was always the mainstay of the Chambolle bindery. (Duncan & De Bartha) In "Modern Bookbindings," Sarah Prideaux says of her contemporary, "Chambolle most worthily continues the traditions associated with the name of his father. As an interpreter of the past, he has a place apart and almost untouched by the main revolutionary movement that has penetrated nearly every atelier in Paris, and modified, if not overturned, its inherited traditions. To him are confided the classics of former times, which he clothes in the styles appropriate to them, keeping to a simplicity of ornamentation which reveals great taste and feeling for composition." The present binding is not stunning, but it is quite pretty, and the sweet ornithological ornaments are certainly charming.

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        Picturesque America or, The Land We Live In a Delination by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Water-falls

      D. APPLETON AND COMPANY, NEW YORK 1872 - 2 volumes, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE REQUIRED, gilt on cover and spine, raised ridges on spine, foxing, full page illustrations, corners rubbed, musty odor, marbled end papers, cover and spine rubbed DATE PUBLISHED: 1872 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke

      Bell & Daldy, London, 1872. Later Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 8-volume set (complete). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All 8 volumes: half gilt-stamped leather and marbled paper over boards, marbled text block and end papers, book plates from previous owner on front paste downs, volumes have about 550 pages each. The volumes have some wear to the leather, especially at corners and spine ends, some staining as well, and a few volumes have scattered foxing on preliminary pages, though overall still very good and highly readable. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 10 lbs 0 oz. Category: Politics & Government; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 012292. .

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        Beautiful Leaved Plants

      Bell and Daldy, London 1872 - 4to - over 9¾. Book. viii + 144 pp., 60 colored plates. Plates and text generally clean. Protective tissues intact and clean. Minor signs of shelfwear, but gilding in blindstamped design on front board bright. spine gilt design of lattice has faded some but still attractive and vivid. Binding tight. A lovely copy overall. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Journey to the Source of the River Oxus

      London: John Murray, 1872. New Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. frontis, 2 folding maps, xc, [2], 280p. 19th century 1/2 leather (marbled boards and green leather backstip and corners). Top edge gilt. 22cm. Edges rubbed. Scattered foxing. Wood identified Lake Zorkul as the source of the Oxus (Amu Darya River). The first edition (with a somewhat different title) was published in 1841. This Second edition contains a new Preface by the son of the recently-deceased author and "An Essay on the Geography of the Valley of the Oxus," by Henry Yule.

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        L'Ane d'Or ou la Metamorphose. Traduction de Savalete. Preface de J. Andrieux. Avec Nombreuses Gravures Dessinees par A. Racinet and P. Benard

      Paris: A Firmin Didot, 1872. Copy in unique binding by Emile Rousselle; with the addtion (not called for in colophon) of 18 etchings on Japanese vellum after Eisen for various works including Dorat's BAISERS (1770). 8vo; 180 pp; with 77 ilustrations, 8 head pieces and 8 tail pieces after Racinet and Benard, as called for. Bound by EMILE ROUSSELLE: full brown morocco with spine panelled, author, title, and date in gilt on spine, elaborate gilt dentelles surrounding silk doublures of pink, yellow, silver, and lavendar birds, green and yellow butterflies, roses in various shades of pink, marbled endpapers, teg, silk ribbon marker, signed on lower front turn-in. Ex-libris on front endpaper, some scuffing to binding and wear to tips and joints, else fine. This is a reprint of the first edition (1868), but the addition of the 1770's etchings after Eisen make it unique. A lovely book. Carteret V. 3, p. 34.

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