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        THE STONES OF VENICE. SIGNED BY RUSKIN.

      London, Smith, Elder and Co., 1873.NEW EDITION 1873, 3 volumes, complete set, LIMITED TO 1500 COPIES SIGNED BY RUSKIN AT THE END OF THE PREFACE, approximately 260 x 170 mm, 10¼ x 6¾, 53 plates by the author, a few in colour, some tinted, many text illustrations, pages: xxi, (1), 400; vi, (2), 394; (4), 362, bound in original publisher's full ribbed brown cloth, wide embossed foliar borders to covers, gilt peacocks vignette to centre of covers, spine with embossed foliar decoration, gilt lettering, and gilt Venetian lion vignette at head, top edges gilt, mid brown endpapers. Spines of Volumes I and II slightly worn with tiny nicks to cloth, light spotting to lower third of spine on Volume I, less on the other 2 volumes, upper cover of Volume II slightly faded at edges of upper cover, small nick to lower hinge of Volume II neatly stuck down, endpapers, some paper guards and one or 2 black and white plates slightly foxed in all volumes, front endpapers stained, prelims and early pages slightly foxed, occasional slight foxing throughout in Volume II, front inner paper hinge partly split, light foxing to prelims and very occasionally throughout, many pages unopened in Volume III. A very good clean tight set. Ruskin was the greatest British art critic and social commentator of the Victorian Age. His third great work of criticism, The Stones of Venice (1851 - 53), maintained that the Gothic architecture of Venice reflected national and domestic virtue, while Venetian Renaissance architecture mirrored corruption. He examines Venice's Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance periods and provides a general history of the city combined with the detailed study of the architecture of those periods. 'there has never been more than one opinion about the noble eloquence and haunting beauty of the descriptive passages, or about the permanent value of his work among the earlier masters of Venetian painting and sculpture and the earlier school of Venetian architecture...' (DNB). In his preface Ruskin declares that this new edition has had to be limited to 1500 copies because of the state of the old plates and that he has signed every copy 'certifying it as containing the best states of the old plates now procurable'. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy set which will require extra postage.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        THE STONES OF VENICE SIGNED BY RUSKIN

      London, Smith, Elder and Co., 1873.. NEW EDITION 1873, 3 volumes, complete set, LIMITED TO 1500 COPIES SIGNED BY RUSKIN AT THE END OF THE PREFACE, approximately 260 x 170 mm, 10¼ x 6¾, 53 plates by the author, a few in colour, some tinted, many text illustrations, pages: xxi, (1), 400; vi, (2), 394; (4), 362, bound in original publisher's full ribbed brown cloth, wide embossed foliar borders to covers, gilt peacocks vignette to centre of covers, spine with embossed foliar decoration, gilt lettering, and gilt Venetian lion vignette at head, top edges gilt, mid brown endpapers. Spines of Volumes I and II slightly worn with tiny nicks to cloth, light spotting to lower third of spine on Volume I, less on the other 2 volumes, upper cover of Volume II slightly faded at edges of upper cover, small nick to lower hinge of Volume II neatly stuck down, endpapers, some paper guards and one or 2 black and white plates slightly foxed in all volumes, front endpapers stained, prelims and early pages slightly foxed, occasional slight foxing throughout in Volume II, front inner paper hinge partly split, light foxing to prelims and very occasionally throughout, many pages unopened in Volume III. A very good clean tight set. Ruskin was the greatest British art critic and social commentator of the Victorian Age. His third great work of criticism, The Stones of Venice (1851-53), maintained that the Gothic architecture of Venice reflected national and domestic virtue, while Venetian Renaissance architecture mirrored corruption. He examines Venice's Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance periods and provides a general history of the city combined with the detailed study of the architecture of those periods. 'there has never been more than one opinion about the noble eloquence and haunting beauty of the descriptive passages, or about the permanent value of his work among the earlier masters of Venetian painting and sculpture and the earlier school of Venetian architecture...' (DNB). In his preface Ruskin declares that this new edition has had to be limited to 1500 copies because of the state of the old plates and that he has signed every copy 'certifying it as containing the best states of the old plates now procurable'. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy set which will require extra postage.

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        Ernennung von Ian Olteanu zum Bischof von Nagyvarad (Deutsch: Großwardein. Rumänisch: Oradea Mare). Ungarische Handschrift auf Pergament mit reicher Kalligraphie, teils in Gold, vier gouachierten Wappendarstellungen, Unterschrift von Franz Josef und Agoston Trefort sowie anhängendem Wachssiegel in Messingkapsel.

      Nagyvarad, 1873. - 2 Bll. Violetter Samt d. Zt. mit dezenter Linienvergoldung und Bindebändern. 36 x 26 cm. Oteanu (1839-1877), 1863 zum Priester geweiht, war seit 1870 Bischof von Lugoj, dann 1873 von Nagyvarad. Er starb mit nur 38 Jahren an Leberzirrhose und wurde in der St. Nikolaus-Kathedrale im heutigen Oradea begraben. Der ebenfalls unterschreibende Trefort war seit 1872 ungarischer Minister für Religion und Bildungswesen. - Innen wenig braunfleckig, Trennblätter etwas lädiert, sonst gut.

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        Handbuch der Weißgerberei und der gesammten Weißleder-Färberei, mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Fabrikation aller Arten von Handschuh-leder, dann der Sämisch und Pergamentgerberei, sowie der Erzeugung des ungarischen leders und der verwadten Sorten von Riemen- und Zugledernter Zugrundelegung der neuesten Erfahrungen und Fortschritte sowohl in theoretischer als praktischer Hinsicht bearbeitet. [Zugleich] zweite, völlig umgearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage von Chr. H. Schmidt's 'Handbuch der Weißgerberei'., (= Neuer Schauplatz der Künste und Handwerke, 217. Band).

      Bernhard Friedrich Voigt, Weimar 1873 - XV, 341 S. mit 4 gefalteten lithogr. Tafeln, Am Nachsatz angebunden: 2 Blatt "Berliner Berichte über Leder, rohe Häute, Felle, Rauchwaren, Wolle, Vieh und derg., gefaltet, stark gebräunt und teils mit Einrissen. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 320 8°, marmoriertes Haldleder der Zeit, Bibliotheks-Exemplar (Privatbibliothek) mit 2 kleinen Rückenschildern, Stempel auf Vorsatz und Titel, Einband in selbstklebende transparente Schutzfolie eingeschlagen, Ecken und Rücken berieben und bestoßen, Papier leicht gebräunt und vereinzelt braunfleckig, geringe Bleistiftanstreichungen und Marginalien, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ernennung von Ian Olteanu zum Bischof von Nagyvarad (Deutsch: Großwardein. Rumänisch: Oradea Mare). Ungarische Handschrift auf Pergament mit reicher Kalligraphie, teils in Gold, vier gouachierten Wappendarstellungen, Unterschrift von Franz Josef und Agoston Trefort sowie anhängendem Wachssiegel in Messingkapsel

      Nagyvarad, 1873.. 2 Bll. Violetter Samt d. Zt. mit dezenter Linienvergoldung und Bindebändern. 36 x 26 cm. Oteanu (1839-1877), 1863 zum Priester geweiht, war seit 1870 Bischof von Lugoj, dann 1873 von Nagyvarad. Er starb mit nur 38 Jahren an Leberzirrhose und wurde in der St. Nikolaus-Kathedrale im heutigen Oradea begraben. Der ebenfalls unterschreibende Trefort war seit 1872 ungarischer Minister für Religion und Bildungswesen. - Innen wenig braunfleckig, Trennblätter etwas lädiert, sonst gut.

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        Le coffret de santal

      first edition of 500 copies printed on laid.Bound in brown half shagreen, back with five nerves decorated with gold set with double dotted black nets, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, bookplate pasted on a contreplats.Rare and valuable autograph signed by Charles Cros Charles Le Senne, who was a lawyer specializing in particular issues relating to literary and artistic property. Alphonse Lemerre & J. Gay & fils Paris 1873 10,5x17,5cm relié

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        Notes Upon the Treaties of the United States with Other Powers

      Washington: Government Printing Office 1873 - 4to., full red morocco stamped in blind and gilt; six spine compartments; gilt edges. First edition. From the library of Hamilton Fish, specially bound and gilt-lettered for the Secretary of State, “Hon. Hamilton Fish," on the front cover. The 245-page work, complete with analytical and synoptical indexes, contains a lengthy historical perspective on significant treaties between major countries (1789-1873), including Great Britain and its landmark 1871 Treaty of Washington, orchestrated largely by Hamilton Fish and Ulysses S. Grant. A significant work with an impeccable provenance. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres de Rabelais

      Paris: Garnier Frères, 1873. Fine. Garnier Frères, Paris 1873, 31x43cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Second edition (the first was published by Bry in 1853), illustrated with a portrait of the author and 60 boards inset plate under curve, this copy is complete the portrait of the author. First printing of 60 illustrated boards inset and 614 headers, cul-de-lamp and thumbnail. 98 illustrations are taken from the edition of Bry and 7 other "Tales comical." Binders of the time full of red calico editor, smooth back of a large ornate golden character with the title and golden lace in the front and rear, boards adorned with a large golden plate representing different characters works framing the title, and several coaching cold, second board decorated with a large golden shield and even cold frame, cardboard signed Ch. Magnier. Some very tiny friction at the joint and light bites mainly at the beginning and end of volume. A rare and beautiful example of one of the most beautiful books illustrated by Gustave Doré established in his editor cardboard sign of the times, in superb condition. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition (la première a paru chez Bry en 1853), illustrée d'un portrait de l'auteur et de 60 planches hors-texte sous serpentes, notre exemplaire est bien complet du portrait de l'auteur. Premier tirage illustré de 60 planches hors-texte et de 614 en-têtes, culs-de-lampe et vignette. 98 des illustrations sont reprises de l'édition Bry et 7 autres des « Contes drolatiques ». Reliures de l'époque en plein percaline rouge de l'éditeur, dos lisses richement ornés d'un grand personnage doré portant le titre et de dentelles dorées en tête et en queue, plats ornés d'une grande plaque dorée représentant les différents personnages des oeuvres encadrant le titre, ainsi que de plusieurs encadrement à froid, second plat orné d'un grand blason doré et du même encadrement à froid, cartonnages signés Ch. Magnier. Quelques très infimes frottements au niveau des mors et de légères piqûres principalement en début et fin de volume. Rare et bel exemplaire de l'un des plus beaux livres illustrés par Gustave Doré établi dans son cartonnage d'éditeur signé de l'époque, dans un superbe état de conservation.  

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        OBRAS COMPLETAS DEL FLAXMAN, GRABADAS AL CONTORNO POR DON JOAQUIN PI Y MARGALL."

      1873 - Impreso en MADRID, Imprenta y Esterotipia de M. Ribadeneira, 1873. En folio, apaisado, soberbia encuadernación en piel valenciana, lomera cuajada, con nervios, dorados también en planos, cantos y contracantos. Corte de cabeza también dorado. Bajo esta portada se agrupan algunas tiradas de 1859 y 1862, de todas las obras de FLAXMAN: "iliada", 40 laminas. - "Odisea", 35 laminas. - "Tragedias de esquilo", 31 laminas. - "Los Dias y la Teogonia de Hsiodo", 37 laminas. - "Infierno de Dante", 38 laminas. - "Purgatorio", 38 laminas. - "Paraiso de Dante", 34 láminas. - "Padre Nuestro y Composiciones Varias", 13 laminas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Paris, 24. IV. 1873. - 1½ SS: 8vo. Il a déjà écrit à Athènes « pour expliquer les circonstances qui avaient fait que le nom de M. le Dr. AULAGNIER ne fût pas compris dans la liste de ceux pour lesquels la déclaration du sauveur avait été réclamée par le gouvernement Français ». Il espère que ses renseignements permettront au Docteur d’obtenir ce qu’il est en droit d’attendre

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        Fiend's Delight

      John Camden Hotten, London 1873 - 12vo. 197, [32] pp. Cloth, gilt decoration, very good. (31707). Published under the pseudonym Dod Grile. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres de Rabelais

      Second edition (the first was published by Bry in 1853), illustrated with a portrait of the author and 60 boards inset plate under curve, this copy is complete the portrait of the author.First printing of 60 illustrated boards inset and 614 headers, cul-de-lamp and thumbnail. 98 illustrations are taken from the edition of Bry and 7 other "Tales comical."Binders of the time full of red calico editor, smooth back of a large ornate golden character with the title and golden lace in the front and rear, boards adorned with a large golden plate representing different characters works framing the title, and several coaching cold, second board decorated with a large golden shield and even cold frame, cardboard signed Ch. Magnier.Some very tiny friction at the joint and light bites mainly at the beginning and end of volume.A rare and beautiful example of one of the most beautiful books illustrated by Gustave Doré established in his editor cardboard sign of the times, in superb condition. Garnier Frères Paris 1873 31x43cm 2 volumes reliés

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        Sekai Shobai Orai

      1873. HASHIZUME, Kanichi. Sekai Shobai Orai. 26 ll. 8vo., 180 x 118 mm, bound in Japanese style original blue wrappers in a new blue cloth folding box. Tokyo: Seizando, 1873. |~||~||~||~| A handy bilingual vocabulary of world trade giving the English, with Japanese explanations, of a wide range of terms, place names, goods, and so on. Hashizume, who specialised in handbooks on trade and on foreign languages, produced several of these guides for merchants with similar titles.

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        La Toscane au Moyen Age Architecture civile et militaire par Georges Rohault de Fleury.

      Paris: Vve. A. Morel et Cie. 13 Rue Bonaparte 13 1873 - 2 vols. Folio. (44 x 31 cm). Red morocco spines over marbled boards, spines with raised bands, gilt rules and gilt titles, red marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Engraved book plates to front paste downs. Binding scuffed in places, some toning and spotting to last few leaves of each volume, generally clean and fresh. 141 illustrations of the principal buildings and monuments of Tuscany. In volume 1 the double page plan of the Palazzo della Signoria (Palazzo Vecchio) in Florence is listed as two plates, plates 3 and 4. In volume 2 the double page view of the Palazzo Publico in Sienna is listed as two plates, plates 1 and 2 and the double page view of the Villa Guinigi is listed as two plates, plates 54 and 55. Plate 40 in volume 2 is incorrectly listed as plate 'lx' in the list of illustrations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO St.MATTHEW, St.MARK, St.LUKE, St.JOHN.

      Sampson Law, Marston, Low and SearleTesto inglese. Opera completa in quattro parti raccolte in due volumi. Prima edizione. Cm.43x31. Pg.264. Legatura del primo volume in tela e del secondo in mz.pelle e mz.tela, con abrasioni alle cerniere. Titoli e filetti in oro ai dorsi. Ogni parte consta di doppio frontespizio decorato, a due colori. Il Vangelo di Matteo consta di 40 tavole (una mancante), quello di Marco di 24, Luca di 39 (una mancante) e Giovanni di 27, per un totale di 130 belle tavole all'acquaforte da dipinti di Alexandre Bida. Ogni tavola conserva la carta di presentazione e la velina protettiva. Testo in cornicetta rossa a doppio filo. Il Catalogo dell'8 Novembre 1873 degli Editori Sampson Law, Marston, Low and Searle così presentava l'imponente opera: "The Drawings, Etchings and Engravings have been twelve years in preparation, and an idea of the importance of this splendid Work may be gathered from the fact that upwards of Fifty Thousand Pounds have been expended on its production". Le tavole dei Vangeli sono considerate la principale opera del pittore, disegnatore e litografo francese Alexandre Bida (Toulouse, 1823 ?" Bühl, 1895), allievo di Delacroix e seguace di Decamps e di Raffet.

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        Le Supplice d'une Queue

      - Francois-Paul Alibert (1873-1953), largely unknown today, was a close friend and correspondent of Andre Gide for nearly forty years. Gide encouraged him to publish his gay novel, Le Supplice d'une Queue, and in 1931 he sent the manuscript to the publisher of clandestine literature René Bonnel, who published the book anonymously in an edition of only 95 copies. It was, however, not until 1945 that Alibert acknowledged authorship of the book. Despite its great merit, the book was largely ignored due to its limited distribution until relatively recently.This is the original 252 page holograph manuscript of the first complete draft of the novel, with extensive corrections throughout, which vary from the later published version. The story of the romance between Albert and Armand is considered an erotic masterpiece and has been described as "one of the three or four great novels of desire" (Annie Le Brun). The novel is quite sexually explicit, particularly for its time (. Albert sentit peser contre le sien ce membre énorme, splendide, droit et rond comme une colonne") but also deals with the relationship maturely, without resorting to the customary maudlin ending of the time. It remains a gay classic and was repiblished in 1990 to much acclaim.The manuscript is in very good condition, 125 sheets mounted on tabs, written on both sides (except one sheet), green wrappers, lodged in a custom decorative box. The original edition is noted in Pia @720. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Around the World in Eighty Days

      Fair+ with no dj. First edition, later issue. Osgood 1873. Decorative Victorian binding. Binding is intact but missing first front endpaper, next endpaper loose and last sheaf at rear almost loose, covers are clean, no marking inside, pages clean. The copyright page is dated 1873, with the title page dated 1874.

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        Facsimiles of Ancient Charters in the British Museum

      London: British Museum, Published By Order of the Trustees, 1873. First edition.. Hardcover. Folio. (14.75 x 11 inches). pp.viii, (unpaginated therafter), 1 (contents), 18 (describing 17 charters). 17 charters illustrated in facsimile (photographs) over 27 unnumbered plates. Charters between A.D 679 to A.D 838. Original maroon cloth gilt, ruled in blind to both covers, a little mottled and faded. Armorial bookplate of Amery to front pastedown. Black/blue coated endpapers. Dealer's old pencil marks. Gutta percha glue binding perished, affecting contents page and first 7 charters with their plates, all present but detached. 3 pages of notes (unrelated to this book) loosely inserted, scribbled in ink to reverse of 3 blank application forms for Ashburton Science and Art Night Classes - of which J. S. Amery was President. O/w contents clean and bright. No foxing. A Very Good copy. Uncommon. Heavy book, requiring much extra postage overseas. The photograph shown here depicts the book in stock. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        LE LIVRE DE PATISSERIE

      Paris, Hachette, 1873. In-8 gr. (mm. 263 x 167), mz. pelle coeva, dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro, pp. (6),VII,506, con un ritratto xilografato di Gouffé (Officier de bouche du Jockey-Club de Paris), molto ben illustrato nel t. da 137 figure, anche a p. pag., inc. su legno e da 10 bellissime tavole f.t. in cromolitografia ?"d?'après les peintures à l?'huile et les dessins de E. Ronjat?" e che rappresentano ?"des croustades, des petits gateaux variés, des timbales, des pièces montées, ecc.?". "Prima edizione" Cfr. Vicaire, p. 418: ?""Le livre de patisserie" est divisé en deux parties: la première traite des préparations, la seconde des grosses pièces et entremets détachés. Ces deux parties sont précédées de considérations préliminaires où l?'auteur donne des conseils aux jeunes patissiers, indique les termes de patisserie et parle du four et de la cuisson. Le livre de patisserie porte la date de 1873 mais a paru à la fin de l?'année 1872?" - Bitting, p. 195. Esemplare ben conservato.

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        VOCABOLARIO DEI DIALETTI BERGAMASCHI ANTICHI E MODERNI (unito) “Appendici al vocabolario dei dialetti bergamaschi”. Volume I.

      Bergamo, Bolis, 1873-1879. In-8 gr. (mm. 247x164), 2 voll., mz. pelle edit., fregi e tit. oro al dorso. Il ?"Vocabolario?", di pp. 1436, è in seconda edizione. Il vol. I (e unico pubblicato) delle ?"Appendici..?", pp. (6),240, è suddiviso in due parti: ?"Aggiunte e correzioni al Vocabolario - Il gergo de?' pastori bergamaschi?". "Prima edizione". Cfr. CLIO,VI,p. 4560. Il ?"Vocabolario?" con qualche fiorit. e lievi uniformi arross., altrimenti esemplare ben conservato. Raro trovarlo completo.

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        The Novels

      New York: D. Appleton & Company,, 1873?-8. [Including: The Pioneers; The Pathfinder; The Deerslayer; Last of the Mohicans; The Red Rover.] 32 volumes, octavo (178 x 120 mm). Contemporary red full calf, spines gilt in compartments, green and blue morocco labels, double fillet gilt panel to boards with rose corner tools, turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Black and white illustrations in the texts. Spines uniformly faded to light brown, front joint of Jack Tier worn, extremities lightly rubbed, a few minor scuffs to boards. An excellent set. A handsomely bound set of the novels of James Fenimore Cooper.

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        ANNUAL REPORTS OF THE BROOKLYN PARK COMMISSIONERS. 1861 - 1873. Reprinted By Order Of The Board, With Such Acts Of The Legislature In Their Amended Form, As Relate To The Brooklyn Parks, And Their Management.

      (Brooklyn: Commissioners of Prospect Park): , 1873. (Brooklyn: Commissioners of Prospect Park) 1873. The first twelve annual reports of the Brooklyn Park Commissioners were brought together here as a single volume and re-issued by the Park Commissioners after the creation of Prospect Park had been essentially completed. The park was authorized by legislation in 1859 and the initial plans for it were prepared by Egbert Viele, a civil engineer who had also been involved in the initial planning for New York's Central Park. The first annual report for Brooklyn includes Viele's proposal for the design of the Prospect park along with his extensive topographical report on the site. The outbreak of the Civil War interrupted activity for four years. Near the end of this period Calvert Vaux was consulted on the plan and made several recommendations - most notably urging a shift in the boundaries - which resulted in his being appointed to prepare and execute a new plan for the park. He persuaded Frederick Law Olmsted to rejoin him on the project, and thus the firm of Olmsted and Vaux began work on Prospect Park in 1865. Their report describing their new plan for a park within the revised boundaries makes up nearly the entire text of the Sixth Annual Commissioners report. Reports for the six following years elaborate on the design and relate the progress made on the park as well work on other smaller parks in the city. Each of these includes a detailed report from Olmsted & Vaux. In the 12th report they declare their work on Prospect Park to be essentially complete. 8vo (22.7 x 14.4 cm); 528 pp. + 10 plans (9 folding, 8 hand-colored) + 9 tinted lithographic views (2 folding) + 9 additional engraved or lithographed plates. Prospect Park Crudely rebound with card covers and cloth spine; the large folding plan of Prospect Park is frayed and torn at the margins and has some repaired tears at creases and edges; some spotting on title page; occasional mild foxing affecting some pages and plates.

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        Geschaefts-Bericht der ausschl.Priv. Kaiser Ferdinands-Nordbahn und der Maehrisch-Schlesischen Nordbahn für das Betriebsjahr 1872 sammt Rechnungs-Beilagen und Statistik,

      Wien/ Druck von H. Engel & Sohn, Selbstverlag der Gesellschaft, 1873 - 273 Ecken und Kanten bestossen, Broschure teilweise etwas stärker abgerieben und bestossen, innen durchgehend leicht stockgelb. Auf dem Titelblatt eine unleserlichen Besitzeintrag. Oben rechts einen Knick bis etwa S 25-27. English: 273 pp. Tables throughout. 29.7x24 cm. (11¾x9½"), original printed wrappers. Business report on the Emperor Ferdinand Northern Railway in Austria-Hungary, Its main line connecting Vienna with salt mines in Bochnia near Kraków. No copies are listed in LC/WorldCat. Condition: Some staining and wear, spine lean; very good. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The United Working Men of America. System of National and Local Organization for the Purpose of Guarding the Interests of Labor, Securing Consideration and Justice in Legislation, and for the Improvement and Elevation of all the Laboring Classes of the Country in whatever Pertains to their Intellectual, Moral, and Physical Welfare [WITH] Two Membership Broadsides

      Washington: W.H. Moore, 1873. First Edition. Provides the organization's constitution and the "Resolutions Adopted By The National Labor Council at Washington, D.C., Mar. 20, 1873." An early organizational tract concerning one of the many branches of the organized labor movement in America. The text often refers to the term "Working Council" and describes organizing Councils for each county and Districts for each State, all to be subordinate to the National Organization, referred to here as the "National Executive Committee." The NEC would also be used by the Socialist Labor Party, formed in 1878 from the Workingmen's Party of the United States. 1873 was still very early in terms of national organized labor in the United States, most likely related to the general labor movement active in Europe. The stated purpose provided in the subtitle is a reflection of the ideas of Marx, who desired an educated working class led by a political party that would eventually overthrow the ruling class and create a non-exploitative world. WITH: Commission. United Workingmen of America. Broadside (35.5cm.) printed from manuscript sketch. Previous folds, top half of right-hand edge a bit toned, else very good. An unused membership certificate stating to the addressee that "You are hereby appointed and commissioned as the Executive Officers of the United Workingmen of America...and vested with all the authority appertaining to said office. Under the National Organization." WITH: Charter for United Workingmen of America. Broadside (43.25cm.) printed from manuscript sketch. Previous folds, else Very Good. Unused Charter authorizing local councils "to work under the National Organization of the United Workingmen of America in full unity therewith, and subject to the authority thereof." No copies of the pamphlet or either broadside located in OCLC as of October, 2014. 16mo (14.25cm.); original grey printed wrappers; 8pp. Wrappers a bit toned, else Fine.

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        Modern Painters

      London - Smith, Elder and Co. 1873 - An uncommon, five volume set of John Ruskin's definitive work of Nineteenth Century art criticism Modern Painters, signed by the author. Number of alimited edition set of 1000Signed by Ruskin to the In the original publishers cloth binding. A leading Victorian art critic, as well as a noted watercolourist, Riskin was particularly influential in the second half of the Nineteenth Century and up until the First World War, the aftermath of which saw his reputation dampen somwhat until the publication of numerous academic studieas of his work, where he was recognised as having predicted interest in environmentalism and sustainability. Here, Ruskin's considerable expertise are a the forefront. The first volume argues, in the form of an extendeddefence of J. M. W. Turner, that painters that were then emerging from the tradition of picturesque were superior at the art of landscape than the old masters. Initially written as a standalone work, subsequent volumes would be written later. The second volume, originally published in 1846, placed emphasis on the symbolism in art, especially regarding nature; the third is of 'many things' in the author's own words; whereas volumes IV and V concentrate on the depiction of mountains and leaves, clouds and relativity respectively. Contains eighty-four illustrative plates and engravings, collated complete. Condition: In decorative cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally sound, there is some marking and wear to the boards, as well as wear to the extremities, backstrip amd joints. The spines are also somewhat rubbed. Internally, the pages are firmly bound but foxed throughout. The illustrations and text remain clear in each volume. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les stalactites ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1873. Fine. Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1873, 9,5x16,5cm, relié. - New edition. Binding half shagreen burgundy corners, back with four nerves set with ornate golden golden double dotted boxes decorated with floral golden boards marbled, endpapers and contreplats of handmade paper, preserved covers, gilded head. Precious autograph signed by the author to his close friend Edmond de Goncourt. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition. Reliure en demi chagrin bordeaux à coins, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés orné de doubles caissons dorés agrémentés de motifs floraux dorés, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, tête dorée. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Théodore de Banville à son proche ami Edmond de Goncourt.

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        Les Roses. Histoire - Culture - Description.

      Paris, J. Rothschild 1873 - Par Hippolyte JAMAIN Horticulteur-Rosiériste - Eugène FORNEY, Professeur d'Arboriculture. Préface par Ch. Naudin, Membre de l'Institut. 60 chromolithographies (hors texte) d'après nature par Grobon, 60 gravures sur bois (dans le texte). Ouvrage publié sous la Direction de J. Rothschild. Deuxième édition. Paris, J. Rothschild - 1873 - 267 pages. Complet & Contrôlé. Reliure demi chagrin rouge de l'époque. Dos à nerfs finement orné de caissons et de petites roses en fleurons, dorés. Tête dorée sur témoins, non rogné. Rares pales rousseurs. Bel état des planches, protégées par des serpentes. Très bon état. Format in-4°(27x18). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CHADWICK'S AMERICAN CRICKET MANUAL, also the game of LA CROSSE

      FIRST EDITION 1873. Small 8vo, approximately 170 x 110 mm, 6¾ x 4½ inches, pages: [4]-adverts, 1-128 plus 4 pages of adverts, adverts to both pastedowns, 11 wood-engraved figures and 4 diagrams, publisher's original cloth-backed pictorial boards. Spine slightly worn at head and tail, hinges rubbed, lower hinge has split, neatly re-glued, pictorial boards rubbed, edges showing shelf wear, corners worn with card showing, a little colour restoration to binding, 2 advert leaves at front beginning to work loose, but still holding, no loose pages, Roger Hancock's coloured bookplate on first pastedown, show business agent and brother of Tony Hancock of Hancock's Half Hour fame. A good copy. Henry Chadwick, the 'Father of Baseball', is credited with devising the baseball box score, adapting it from the cricket scorecard. As the editor of Beadle's Dime Base-Ball Player and Spaldings' Official Base Ball Guide, he had a continual influence on the game from 1860 onwards. Yet he 'never lost interest in the game of his youth and was an active proponent of American cricket' Beth Hise, Swinging Away. Bibliography of Cricket by E. W. Padwick 411 & 4037. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Collection of Arthur Atkins' Art in Photographs

      Arthur Atkins was born in England in 1873. The young self-taught artist followed his brother Henry from England to the San Francisco bay region of California in 1892. He studies abroad in Paris only to follow his heart back to the bay area, specifically the Piedmont area. The young artist died prematurely in January of 1899 at age of only 26. This collections consist of 53 photographic silver tinted images of Arthur Atkins' art. Each image has the place, date and owner of each piece of art printed in lower margin. Each measures approx. 9 ½" x 11 ½" and held within an archival style gray cloth covered chemise with Arthur Atkins' name handwritten on the spine in black. These photographs are a rare glimpse of Arthur's works as most had been lost either in the large studio fire in the 1890s or lost due to the 1906 earthquake. Little remains of his work except perhaps, a few pieces held in private collections. [Hughes-Artists in CA. 1786-1940 p.25].

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        Les Erinnyes EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1873. Fine. Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1873, 12,5x19,5cm, relié. - First edition, one of 15 ex on China, one major paper. Binding to bradel half percaline hazelnut, smooth back, part of title chocolate shagreen with light gaps, wrappers preserved and bound in traces of bookplate on guard, contemporary binding. Few small foxing, otherwise good condition inside. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 15 ex sur Chine, seul grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline noisette, dos lisse, pièce de titre de chagrin chocolat comportant de légers manques, couvertures conservées, traces d'ex-libris sur une garde, reliure de l'époque. Quelques rares petites rousseurs, sinon bel état intérieur.

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        The works. 15 Bände.

      Boston, Lee and Shepard, 1873-1883.. Ca. 430 bis 550 S. je Band. Mit gestochenem Porträt. 8° (20 x 15 cm). Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und zwei Rückenschildern.. Komplett in 15 Bänden, "subscriber's copy", in Band I von Sumner signiert. - Band III 1873 datiert, sonst bis einschließlich Band X 1874, Bände XI-XV dann 1877 bis 1883. - Innen schön und nur vereinzelt minimal fleckig. Die Einbände berieben und etwas bestoßen, Kapitale teils leicht lädiert, einige Gelenke rissig, bei fünf Bänden zumindest ein Deckel vom Buchblock gelöst. - Signed by Sumner on leaf "Subscriber's copy" in vol. I. - Internally clean. Bindings rubbed and with some wear, some hinges cracked, five volumes with at least one loose board.

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        Les dix journées

      Edition illustrated with a portrait of John Boccaccio premeir frontispiece of volume and 11 engravings inset to etching by Léopold Flameng, one of the 600 copies on Holland paper to fomre. Binders half morocco straw yellow with corners, back with five nerves decorated with black nets der, gilt dates tails, parts of title and volume number of red morocco, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, gilded heads, signed bindings Sofa Helz. Our copy is exceptionally enriched with a series of engravings by Plover. Nice set.1873 11x17cm 10 volumes reliés en 4

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        AFRICAN SKETCH-BOOK

      London Smith, Elder & Co. 1873 - 2 volumes. First edition. Illustrated with12 maps and 10 full-page woodcuts. Large folding map at the end of Volume II. 8vo, original dark green cloth, gilt-lettered and pictorially decorated with vignettes on the spines, the upper covers centrally decorated with black letters and vignette in black and gilt, the borders with multiple rules in black. Lower cover border decorated in blind. vii, 483; viii, 529, 2 ads. pp. A handsome set of this scarce double-decker in the original cloth. Just a bit of aging and mellowing but uncommonly well preserved just the same. SCARCE FIRST EDITION. Based on three years' travel in Sierra Leone, Senegambia, Liberia, the Gold Coast , the Slave Coast and "the Negro Republic.""It is not only a narrative of travel I offer to the public", says the author, " but a sketch book of African life; and though the texture of the work is light, the labour bestowed upon it has been immense". Copies of the first edition are especially elusive and very much so in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The New Magdalen. A Novel

      Richard Bentley and Son, London 1873 - First edition. vi, 297, [1]; iv, 298, (2, catalogue) pp. 2 vols. 8vo. "The New Magdalen (1873), a plea for sympathy for 'fallen women', was equally successful as a novel and a play" (ODNB). Parrish & Miller pp. 89-90; Sadleir 600; Wolff 1370 Full blue polished calf, gilt spine, with red morocco title labels, t.e.g., by Riviere & Son. Some light wear to spines with repair to spine labels vi, 297, [1]; iv, 298, (2, catalogue) pp. 2 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Treasury of Language. A Rudimentary Dictionary of Universal Philology.:

      [1873], London: Hall and Co. 1873 - James Bonwick, 1817-1906, was a prolific writer on Australia. He wrote the introduction to this dictionary and is listed as one of a number of compilers. An appendix promised in the preface was not published. A very good copy. Recently rebound in half calf, cloth boards.

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        El mundo cómico

      31x21 cm. Encuadernación en tapa dura artesanal, lomo en piel con nervios, bellamente decorado. Varios números encuadernados en un volumen. Del nº 61 (Dic. 1873) al nº 119 (Feb. 1875). (=129906=) Ver imagen

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        Die Gliederthier-Fauna des Sansibar-Gebietes (La faune des insectes des bo EDITION ORIGINALE

      Leipzig |& Heidelberg: C. F. Winter'sche Verlagshandlung, 1873. Fine. C. F. Winter'sche Verlagshandlung, Leipzig & Heidelberg 1873, 18,5x26,5cm, relié. - Dr. von dem Edition originale.Nach Kersten während der vd Decken'schen Ost-im Jahre 1862 Expedition Afrikanischen von und auf der Insel C. Cooke Zanzibar im Jahre 1864 gesammelten Material bearbeitet A. von Gerstaecker.Mit 10 colorirten Kupfertafeln (und nicht 18 wie gesagt), eine von dem mit einem fehlenden pieces) .Etabli A. Gerstaecker from observations collected by Dr. O. Kersten during shipping in East Africa in 1862 and by C. Cooke on island of Zanzibar in 1864 Includes 10 sheets instead of 18, including a partially cut. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Nach dem von Dr. Kersten während der v. d. Decken'schen Ost-Afrikanischen Expedition im Jahre 1862 und von C. Cooke auf der Insel Sansibar im Jahre 1864 gesammelten Material bearbeitet von A. Gerstaecker. Mit 10 colorirten Kupfertafeln (und nicht 18 wie gesagt), eine von dem mit einem fehlenden Stück). Etabli par A. Gerstaecker d'après les observations recueillies par le Dr. O. Kersten durant l'expédition en Afrique de l'est en 1862 et par C. Cooke sur l'île de Zanzibar en 1864. Comprend 10 planches au lieu de 18, dont une en partie découpée.

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        Gesammelte Schriften. Volks- und Familien-Ausgabe hier Band 1-22 in 22 Büchern komplett !

      Jena, Hermann Costenoble um, 1873.. 2.-5. Auflage.. 8°, Band 1: Gold. Ein kalifornisches Lebensbild aus dem Jahr 1849. 580 Seiten. / 2. Blau Wasser. Aus dem Matrosenleben. Aus der See. 580 Seiten. / 3. Unter dem Äquator. 592 Seiten. / 4. Hell und Dunkel. Eine Gamsjagd in Tyrol. 603 Seiten. / 5. Reisen. 600 Seiten. / 6. Reisen II. 576 Seiten. / 7. Die Regulatoren in Arkansas. 505 Seiten. / 8. Die Flußpiraten des Mississippi. 516 Seiten. / 9. Die beiden Sträflinge. 520 Seiten. / 10. Mississipi-Bilder. 632 Seiten. / 11. Nach Amerika! 588 Seiten. / 12. Nach Amerika II. 564 Seiten. / 13. Aus zwei Welttheilen.607 Seiten. / 14. Achtzehn Monate in Südamerika und dessen deutschen Colonien. 544 Seiten. / 15. Achtzehn Monate in Südamerika... II. 516 Seiten. / 16. Skizzen aus Kalifornien und Südamerika. 604 Seiten. / 17. Der Kunstreiter. 359 Seiten. / 18. Streif- und Jagdzüge durch die Vereinigten Staaten Nordamerikas. 519 Seiten. / 19. Tahiti. Roman aus der Südsee. 656 Seiten. / 20. Das alte Haus. 543 Seiten. / 21. Inselwelt. 571 Seiten. / 22. Die Colonie. 508 Seiten. Betitelte OLeinenbände mit Goldprg. - Bei 4-5 Bänden der Rücken angepl., Einbände leicht ber. und best., teils leicht braunfl. sonst guter Zustand - 1873. Sellten so komplett zu bekommen ! c71437

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        The Life of Prince Henry of Portugal surnamed the Navigator by Richard-Henri Major Compte-rendu par J Codine Extrait du Bulletin de la Société de Géographie

      Abbeville: Paillart et Retaux, 1873. Octavo, 114pp., plus additional single leaf promoting the Société, very good in old quarter roan (a bit scuffed), from the reference library of publisher Hachette with a few stamps. Presentation copy, inscribed and signed by the author: a thorough examination of Richard Henry Major's Life of Henry the Navigator by a member of the Société de Géographie.Major is remembered as a pioneering revisionist voyage historian who challenged conventional notions on the first discovery of Australia. Major championed the Portuguese claim throughout his career, and enjoyed privileged access to rare manuscript and cartographic materials as an employee of the British Museum and secretary of the Hakluyt Society. Major's linguistic skill allowed him to study and interpret first-hand archaic and difficult material beyond the grasp of his contemporaries. And in 1861 Major was honoured by Pedro V of Portugal and made a knight of the Tower and the Sword.Although many of Major's beliefs are now not widely held (and his interpretation of the Dieppe maps has been vigorously challenged), his publications reinvigorated interest in the early voyages and stimulated debate upon in the maritime discovery of Australia before Cook.

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        The Life of Prince Henry of Portugal surnamed the Navigator by Richard-Henri Major. Compte-rendu par J. Codine. Extrait du Bulletin de la Société de Géographie

      Paillart et Retaux, Abbeville 1873 - Octavo, 114pp., plus additional single leaf promoting the Société, very good in old quarter roan (a bit scuffed), from the reference library of publisher Hachette with a few stamps. Presentation copy, inscribed and signed by the author: a thorough examination of Richard Henry Major's Life of Henry the Navigator by a member of the Société de Géographie.Major is remembered as a pioneering revisionist voyage historian who challenged conventional notions on the first discovery of Australia. Major championed the Portuguese claim throughout his career, and enjoyed privileged access to rare manuscript and cartographic materials as an employee of the British Museum and secretary of the Hakluyt Society. Major's linguistic skill allowed him to study and interpret first-hand archaic and difficult material beyond the grasp of his contemporaries. And in 1861 Major was honoured by Pedro V of Portugal and made a knight of the Tower and the Sword.Although many of Major's beliefs are now not widely held (and his interpretation of the Dieppe maps has been vigorously challenged), his publications reinvigorated interest in the early voyages and stimulated debate upon in the maritime discovery of Australia before Cook. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Les dix journées & §GRAVELOT#Hubert François§§ Grand papier

      1873. Fine. 1873, 11x17cm, 10 volumes reliés en 4. - Edition illustrated with a portrait of John Boccaccio premeir frontispiece of volume and 11 engravings inset to etching by Léopold Flameng, one of the 600 copies on Holland paper to fomre. Binders half morocco straw yellow with corners, back with five nerves decorated with black nets der, gilt dates tails, parts of title and volume number of red morocco, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, gilded heads, signed bindings Sofa Helz. Our copy is exceptionally enriched with a series of engravings by Plover. Nice set. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrée d'un portrait de Jean Boccace en frontispice du premeir volume ainsi que de 11 gravures hors-texte à l'eau-forte de Léopold Flameng, un des 600 exemplaires sur Hollande à la fomre. Reliures en demi maroquin jaune paille à coins, dos à cinq nerfs ornés der filets noirs, dates dorées en queues, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, têtes dorées, reliures signées de Canape-Helz. Notre exemplaire est exceptionnellement enrichi d'une suite de gravures executées par Gravelot. Agréable ensemble.

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        La Nature. Revue des sciences et de leurs applications aux arts et à l'industrie. Journal hebdomadaire illustré

      Paris, G. Masson, 1873-1899. 27 volumes in 27. 4to. Uniform contemporary red half morocco over marbled boards. Gilt borders. Spines with five raised bands. Gilt ornamental compartments and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Speckled edges.l A nice uninterrupted run, from its inception, of this important magazine. Some slight rubbing and scattered foxing in a few volumes. Generally a clean and very attractive set. Added: the "Table des matières des dix premières années (1873-1882)", listing authors, subjects and illustrations. Original pictorial wrappers, torn and chipped, text a bit foxed, but complete.

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        History of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots

      1873. first edition. Extra-Illustrated and Extended to Four VolumesBound by Antoine ChatelinPETIT, Joseph Adolphe, Professor. DE FLANDRE, Charles, translator. CHATELIN, Antoine, binder. History of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots. Translated from the Original and Unpublished Ms. of Professor Petit by Charles De Flandre. Volume I. [Volume II]. Edinburgh: Turnbull & Spears, 1873.First edition. Two volumes, extra illustrated and extended to four by the insertion of six color and two hundred and eight plain plates.Four large quarto volumes (11 1/16 x 8 7/8 inches; 281 x 224 mm.). [viii], 166; 167-349, [3, blank]; [ii], 130; 131-284, [7, list of subscribers], [1, blank] pp. Each volume with an additional calligraphed title-page printed in black and red.Bound ca. 1873 in full red hard-grain morocco by Antoine Chatelin (stamp-signed "A. Chatelin" in gilt on front turn-in), covers decoratively ruled and decorated in gilt, spines with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, gilt ruled board edges, decorative gilt turn-ins, marbled end-papers, top edge gilt. A fine set.Mary, Queen of Scots (8 December 1542 ?- 8 February 1587), also known as Mary Stuart or Mary I of Scotland, was Queen of Scotland from 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567 and Queen consort of France from 10 July 1559 to 5 December 1560. Mary, the only surviving legitimate child of King James V of Scotland, was six days old when her father died and she acceded to the throne. She spent most of her childhood in France while Scotland was ruled by regents, and in 1558, she married the Dauphin of France, Francis. He ascended the French throne as King Francis II in 1559, and Mary briefly became queen consort of France, until his death in December 1560. Widowed, Mary returned to Scotland, arriving in Leith on 19 August 1561. Four years later, she married her first cousin, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, but their union was unhappy. In February 1567, his residence was destroyed by an explosion, and Darnley was found murdered in the garden. James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, was generally believed to have orchestrated Darnley's death, but he was acquitted of the charge in April 1567, and the following month he married Mary. Following an uprising against the couple, Mary was imprisoned in Loch Leven Castle. On 24 July 1567, she was forced to abdicate in favor of James, her one-year-old son by Darnley. After an unsuccessful attempt to regain the throne, she fled southwards seeking the protection of her first cousin once removed, Queen Elizabeth I of England. Mary had previously claimed Elizabeth's throne as her own and was considered the legitimate sovereign of England by many English Catholics, including participants in a rebellion known as the Rising of the North. Perceiving her as a threat, Elizabeth had her confined in various castles and manor houses in the interior of England. After eighteen and a half years in custody, Mary was found guilty of plotting to assassinate Elizabeth, and was subsequently executed.Antoine Chatelin was a French binder who executed many fine bindings on great books. Examples of his work have appeared many times at auction.

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        UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE (Superb Copy of the American First Edition, First Issue in Original Cloth)

      New York: Holt & Williams, 1873. Hardy, Thomas. UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE. New York: Holt & Williams, 1873. First American Edition, first issue, in the original publisher's cream cloth decorated in black. This is a NEAR FINE copy, its cloth a trifle age-toned, but with scarcely any wear and rare thus. Under The Greenwood Tree was Hardy's second novel (initially published in two volumes in London in June 1872) but his first novel to be published in the United States. This particular copy has the required first state of both title page and binding, listing its publisher as Holt & Williams rather than just Holt; it also has the earliest endpaper ads dated May 10, 1873. The best example of this fragile book we've seen in over thirty years. In a new custom slipcase.. First American Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine.

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        Autograph letter signed "R. Wagner" to an unidentified male correspondent

      1 leaf (verso blank). Octavo. Dated Bayreuth, March 26, 1873. Written in brown ink on stationery with "Bath" blindstamp to upper left corner within decorative frame with crown above. In German (with translation). Without salutation, Wagner informs his correspondent (styled "geehrtester Freund") about a delay in the mailing of an unidentified circular and explains a recent conflict in his concert schedule. The final paragraph of the letter deals with wine and mentions the wine dealer Carl Voltz of Wiesbaden: "In the mailing of the circular simply a lapse had happened: Herr Feustel was out of town, and all the others just believed [that it had been sent]. Now everything is on its way... I am puzzled by London, and because of that I have canceled it for now; consequently, the earlier date of the Cologne concert did not please me, since nobody there could assume that I would conduct in Cologne on the 23rd and in London on the 25th, whereas retaining the 25th for Cologne would have been highly desirable for me... [Carl] Voltz?'s white wine does not agree with me again; it has caused me unbearable acidity..." Number "7" in blue pencil to upper right corner. Provenance From the Wagner collection of Mrs. Mary Burrell. Very slightly browned; some smudging; three small holes to left margin and a few additional very small holes. . Wagner-Briefe-Verzeichnis 6461 (correspondent identified as Carl Voltz, which seems unlikely as the letter refers to Voltz in the third person). Les Autographes, catalogue 21, December 21, 1984, no. 294. Brief summary in Richard Wagner: Briefe—Die Sammlung Burrell, ed. John N. Burk, transl. Karl and Irene Geiringer (Frankfurt: S. Fischer, 1953), letter no. 487C, p. 740. Brief English summary in Letters of Richard Wagner: The Burrell Collection, ed. John Burk (New York: Macmillan, 1950), letter no. 487C, p. 587. A more likely recipient of the letter is Carl Wilhelm Batz (1853-1894), a writer and agent, also of Wiesbaden. Batz and Voltz had purchased the performing rights of Wagner's operas Rienzi, Der fliegende Holländer, Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg from Wagner on February 25, 1872. As Batz and Voltz tried to enforce their rights, the validity of the contract between them and Wagner was soon contested. The resulting series of notorious lawsuits lasted until after the composer's death. The "circular" mentioned in the letter was obviously an attempt to raise funds for the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, which was then under construction. Friedrich Feustel (1824-1891) was a banker and politician in Bayreuth, a notable early supporter of Wagner's festival plans.

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