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        Old Times in West Tennessee. Reminiscences Semi-Historic of Pioneer Life and the Rarly Emigrant Settlers in the Big Hatchie Country. By a Descendant of One of the First Settlers

      Memphis, Tenn: W.G. Cheney, Printer and Publisher, 1873 - First Edition. 8vo. . Original green cloth, head and tail of spine with minor loss, else a very nice copy. Howes W-472 "aa"; Graff 4684; Six-Guns 2405 "Devotes several pages to the early history of the Murrell gang" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Histoire de La Céramique

      - Etude descriptive et raisonnée des poteries de tous les temps et de tous les peuples. Ouvrage contenant 200 figures sur bois part H. Catenacci et J. Jacquemart, 12 planches gravées a l'eau-forte par Jules Jacquemart, et 1000 marques et monogrammes. Hachette et Cie., Paris, 1873. Contemporary quarter burgundy morocco over crimson pebble cloth boards by A. Souze & Engel, the sides flamboyantly decorated within thick borders bearing flower heads and gilt circles from which emanate large foliate branches, the central panel bears a lavish display of gilt and black floral ornaments and insects; spine in compartments between double ruled banding and enhanced with foliate tools in both gilt and blind, title stamped direct; aeg; large 8vo, 269x190 mms. First Edition. With twelve stunning mounted engraved plates by Jules Jacquemart, two hundred engravings within the text and one thousand marks and monograms.A striking binding by A. Souze & Engel of Jacquemart's history of ceramic art which is the classic nineteenth century history of ceramics. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Classic Bindings ABA ILAB]
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        The Traditions of the Overlook Mountain

      Herald Power Press Print., Islip, L.I. 1873 - First edition. 12mo; 22 pp. (16cm). Very good in a full golden brown Levant morocco fine binding; with the title, author, and fillet borders with corner fleurons in gilt on the front cover, floral lilies in six panels with half bands in gilt on the spine; all edges gilt. From the library of book seller Charles E. Goodspeed, with his bookplate of Paul Revere's engraving of the Boston Massacre laid in. Dexter Hawkings was a distinguished lawyer and advocate for education. This presentation copy of his best known literary work is inscribed on the front flyleaf (the first of five binder's blanks) to the author Francis W. Upham, "Whose book 'The Magi' evinces the care and study of the scholar, the wisdom of the philosopher and the faith of the Christian--" Moderate wear to the spine head and foot, and to the corners, with some darkening to the extremities. The front free endpaper is detached; the text pages and the five binder's blanks at the front and back are clean and tight. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        THE VISITORS' HAND-BOOK TO WORKSOP AND ITS NEIGHBOURHOOD containing a Descriptive and Historical account of the Antiquities,Nobleman's Seats &c.

      Robert & William White 1873 - An unusual green cloth book with just "Sherwood Forest" in gilt to the spine.The book contains five titles. First "A Visit to Sherwood Forest" 1850 1st edition anon 96pp & with 4 full page tinted lithographs & b&w illustrations to text.Note 2 at the end carries a list of plants growing about Mansfield Forest. Second "Handbook to Nottingham Castle" 1854 by Thomas Bailey 48pp with 10 full page b&w plates & 1 fold-out. Third "A Visit to Sherwood Forest" 1866 by James Carter 3rd edition revised 104pp & with fold-out map,3 full page b&w plates & illustrations to text.There are two lists at the end,one of the plants growing in & about Mansfield & a list of the birds observed in the district of Sherwood Forest by W.J. Sterland. Fourth "Allen's Illustrated Handbook & Guide to all the Places of Interest in Nottingham & its Environs" 1866 compiled & edited by Richard Allen.Part 1 88pp plus b&w illustrations to text.Part 2 144pp with full page & b&w illustrations to text. Fifth "THE VISITORS' HANDBOOK TO WORKSOP & ITS NEIGHBOURHOOD" 1873 4th edition by Robert White 84pp with 3 full page tinted lithographs,b&w illustrations to text BUT NO MAP. The spine is tilted & the boards are rubbed & bumped.Page edges speckled red with top edge darkened.The first fold-out map of Allens Guide stands proud of the leading edge.Part 2 of this guide has pencil underlining to the text of the ornithology of Nottingham. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Treasure Trove Books]
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        Yorkshire, Past and Present : a History and a Description of the Three Ridings of the Great County of York from the Earliest Ages to the Year 1870 : with an Account of its Manufactures, Commerce and Civil and Mechanical Engineering [Complete in 4 Volumes]

      London : Mackenzie, [1873] - Physical desc. : 2 v. In 4 : ill ; 31 cm. Contains engravings of Yorkshire scenes, individuals and buildings. Subject: Woolen and worsted manufacture - Wool trade and industry - History. Civil engineering - Mechanical engineering. Yorkshire (England) - Description and travel. Commerce Very good copies all in the original, elaborately gilt-tooled and decorated cloth over beveled boards. Impressively re-cased in matching cloth with contrasting, gilt-blocked title and colume label indications. Minor library marks remain internally. Minor, scattered marginal foxing. Remains an uncommonly well-preserved set; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. 8 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        The Flowering Plants, Grasses, Sedges, and Ferns of Great Britain, and Their Allies the Club Moses, Pepperworts, and Horsetails. 6 volume set

      London Frederick Warne & Co [1873]. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover lightly rubbed. Light scattered foxing. Aeg Reprint Green/gilt hardback cloth cover 240mm x 160mm (9" x 6"). 2068pp. Over 315 full colour plates.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Turdus Iliacus, Linn (Redwing)

      London 1873 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Turdus Iliacus, Linn, from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Great Britain" (1862-1873) is in mint condition. Measuring 21.25" x 14.5", this lithograph displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called the Redwing, this bird is expertly hand-colored with shades of brown and tan covering the face and back, brown and white spots on its underside and brilliant red coloring under its wings and gray wingtips. This bird is illustrated on a well detailed and colored branch with rich dark berries. About to take flight, the angle and positioning of its wings allows for its body and coloring to be appreciated. John Gould was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was able to meet with the country’s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, “A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.” For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand-color them. Gould was especially proud of this sumptuous work “Birds of Great Britain” describing the volumes as a return to his old love of native birds. Unlike in earlier publications, however, the illustrations incorporate more nests, eggs, and young than the earlier works, with a focus on landscapes and family groupings. The ornithologist and his collaborators took more of an interest in creating accurate, appropriate settings, and included more plants and fully delineated environments, resulting in a number of lavish scenes of action and interaction. Gould's rightful pride in these illustrations was reflected in his preface explanation of their coloring: " every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were colored by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought." Gould's pride in “The Birds of Great Britain” was matched by its public success.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There

      MacMillan & Co., London, 1873, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Edition Unstated, Illustrated By: Tenniel, JohnSize: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. This lovely volume was bound by Kelliegram for Brentano's, N. Y. and is stamped in gilt "Kelliegram Binding". Kelliegram bindings were an innovation of the English firm of Kelly & Sons. Often one of the engravings inside the book was reproduced on the cover with leather onlays or inlays. This copy, has an illustration on front and back covers. Red leather with lovely gilt designs in the corners, gilt along edges of the boards, five raised bands with four small dots on each in gilt, chess piece gilt decorations between the bands, title, author and date in gilt, all edges gilt, ribbon place marker, green cloth endpapers, 50 illustrations by John Tenniel, including full-page frontispiece with tissue [3], [4], 224 pages, [2]. Top corners have a little light wear, head of spine has a little wear where boards meet spine (same at foot of spine but less). Illustrator: Tenniel, John. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 4 oz. Category: Fiction; Children. Inventory No: 010628.

      [Bookseller: Dennis Holzman Antiques]
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        The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge. 16 Volumes Plus Index

      D. Appleton & Company, New York 1873 - First edition, published 1873-76, with index published in 1878. Complete in sixteen volumes plus index. Very attractive set in three quarter saddle tan calf leather over marbled boards, slightly raised spine bands, gilt spine lettering, gilt decorated compartments, all edges marbled, matching marbled endpapers, each volume ten inches tall and an average of just more than two inches thick. Very well-kept set with tight bindings, gilt bright and clear, light scuffing and edgewear, very minor chips to the very tops of a few spine heads, some light age-crackling to spine surfaces of a few volumes (fully stabilized), dark spot to the lower leather portion of the rear cover of volume IV with a bit visible along the edge of the spine, very clean pages with no names or other markings. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Resource Books, LLC]
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        Australia and New Zealand

      London: Chapman and Hall. 1873. First. First edition. Two volumes. Tall octavos. 553; 516pp. Folding maps. Publisher's reddish-brown cloth stamped in black and gilt. Volume One carefully rebacked, some small tears on the folding maps, modest edgewear on the boards, a handsome, very good set. With the bookplate of (presumably Charles Sidney) Buxton in each volume. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Oorkondenboek van Holland en Zeeland. Uitgegeven van wege de Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen. Eerste afdeeling: tot het einde van het Hollandsche Huis (in twee delen).

      Asd./'s-Grv., Frederik Muller/Nijhoff, 1866-1873. - 2 dln. 4to. VII+,337; VI+577 pp. Met uitsl. geneal. tabel van de Graven van Holland. Reg. Gebonden. Half leer met gemarmerde platten en schutbladen. Goed ex. (Randen iets geschaafd; papier hier en daar iets roestvl.).

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        Ethnologischer Atlas sämmtlicher Menschen-Racen in Photographien, . . .Hamburg, Otto Meissner, [1876]. With letterpress title-leaf and 179 albumen prints mounted on 25 paperboard leaves (31.5×46.5 cm), each leaf with a short general description in German, and all photos with irregularly numbered captions. Loose in a modern black half cloth clamshell box, with the original printed title-wrapper mounted on front.

      Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p. 154; KVK/WorldCat (1 copy); cf. Theye, "Einige Neuigkeiten zu Leben und Werk der Bruder Carl Victor und Friedrich Dammann"; not in Ferguson; Sabin; South African Bibliography; etc. Extremely rare collection of photographs intended for the use at schools, by Carl Victor and Friedrich Wilhelm Dammann, who are best known for their massive photographic work Anthropologisch-Ethnologisches Album in Photographien published in instalments between 1873 and 1874. The collection contains photographs of ethnic types from all over the world, including Africans, Arabs, Chinese, Japanese and indigenous Americans, starting with the "civilised" Western-Europeans and ending with Australians, Melanesians and Micronesians.We have located only two other copies.With contemporary large bookseller's ticket of "Vetter's plastische leermiddelen" in Rotterdam, specializing in education. Paperboards slightly browned and foxed, some minor stains and occasional damage to the photos. Original wrapper rubbed. Extremely rare photo album.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        Chronological Pictures of English History, Containing portraits of the eminent persons, with illustrations of the Civil, Political, Ecclesiastical, Naval, and Military Transactions, the Discoveries, Inventions, Arts, Sciences & Improvements, of each Perio

      Edward Stanford (+ Thomas Varty + Roake ), London 1873 - Title page + 2 page list of illustrations + 7 single sided pages of details of each illustration ( except last one ) + 40 single sided pages of tinted litho. illustrations. Condition poor as published using "gutter percha" which as normal has perished, so pages detached, with some edge damage, some edge folding, edge tears, and staining, most pages with foxing, SEE ALL SCANS, all ills. Present & poss all pages, with 2 end pages front & 2 rear, 1st endpage has an 1873 gift inscription from A.J. Warner and folded. 2nd front endpage is folded & torn almost in two. The book is published by Edward Stanford and undated, 7 pages details of each illustration is Pub. By Roake and Varty, 38 illustrations are published by Varty the last two by Stanford & title page by Stanford. It would seem that it was originally published in 1832-3 by Thomas Varty, then in 1873 Edward Stanford published this edition with 2 extra illustrations ( also by John Gilbert) published by themselves, & their own Title page, with all other pages from Varty ( most likely he obtained a stash of unsold & unbound copies by Varty & then Stanford added his own Title page and added his own illustrations of reign of King George IV & Queen Victoria. Each plate illustrates a Period, many with Autographs of the Sovereigns and the most distinguished Characters. Very rare, as gutter percha deteriorated, most copies have been split up and single illustrated pages sold for up to £140 or more for each good page. At time of listing I could not find another copy the same. Just one similar damaged copy, but with only 29 plates & only one? Text page ). As folio/large book, extra postage for outside U.K. ( if outside U.K. please email me before ordering stating country it will go to ). Can be seen and purchased by arrangement at fair I do in London, Long Melford, Norfolk etc, folio 27 x 55cm Approx [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le tableau de la croix representé dans les ceremonies de la Ste. Messe ensemble la tresor de la devotion aux soufrances de N[ot]re. S[eigneur]. I[esus]. C[hrist]. le tout enrichi de belles figures.Paris, Francois Mazot, "1651" (privilege dated 20 September 1652). 8vo & small 4to (16.5 x 11.5 cm). With engraved title-page and 48 engraved leaves by Guillaume de Gheyn, J. Collin, and J. Durant. Later 17th-century French red morocco, elaborately gold-tooled with pointillé tools in a panel design with 2 roll borders and hundreds of impression of numerous tools, the 6 spine compartments gold-tooled, gilt edges, marbled endpapers.

      Durportal, Livres à figures, pp. 244-245; The Perkins Library 254; for the binding: Davauchelle, La reliure en France I, pp. 134-144; for Perkins: Quaritch (ed.), Dictionary of Book Collectors, p. 222. First edition of a wholly engraved prayer book. The first part depicts moments in the celebration of the Holy Mass with scenes from the life of Christ, with on the opposite pages prayers in Latin and French adorned with portraits of saints and small flowers, insects and birds, followed by a Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus, and a Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary, both with a portrait. The last part includes 7 psalms illustrated with scenes from the life of David, preceded by a portrait of David surrounded by events from his life with "Histoire de David" on a banderol. The binding is a fine example of French "pointillé" tooling. This luxurious style of finishing, consisting of dotted lines and curves, was introduced in France in the third decade of the 17th century and was used by many masterly gilders, the most famous of whom was known as "Le Gascon", a mysterious binder whose identity remains obscure.The present copy comes from the library of the 19th-century collector Henry Perkins, whose collection "was in certain respects the most valuable ever brought together" (Quaritch). The library was sold at auction in 1873.With the armorial bookplate of Willes Nevin on front pastedown and owner's inscriptions of Henry Perkins, Willis Nevin ("July 1873 / Bought from Pickering who bought it at the Perkins sale of books"), and Ernest Geldart ("1877"). Name below the dedication struck through. Spine and board edges skilfully repaired (possibly to obscure the removal of 2 clasps). A very good copy in a luxurious binding.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        1873 Motley's Dutch Republic Leather First Edition

      Very Good Condition, Quarter leatherbound with leather points, First Edition, 1873 copy of "Motley's Dutch Republic." This is the history of the Netherlands. This is a Beautiful copy with marbled page block. It has five raised bands on the spine with gold gilt decoration. It has marbled endpapers. Binding is solid and tight. This is not the 1890 reprint.

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        ORIGINAL pencil, crayon and watercolor drawing, captioned "Davy Jones Locker"

      n.p, n.d., ca. 1940s. 16 x 12-3/4 inches. . Unframed, on paper laid onto board . A striking image of an underwater scene, showing the wrecks of various vessels, from Norse longboat to galleon, to liner, to Nazi U-boat, surrounding a uniformed nautical officer, presumably Lord Nelson. Gordon Ross (1873-1946) was a prolific artist, working mostly in watercolor, from his early days in his native Scotland. As a book artist he tackled everything from Dickens to Shakespeare, including a number of titles for The Limited Editions Club. He is also noted for his sporting work, which included illustrations for The Derrydale Press, Surtees's Jorrocks Jaunts and Jolities, and several large prints of notable sportsmen, including Sir Thomas Lipton, Hugo Meynell, Peter Beckford, and Surtees himself. The eminent collector A. Edward Newton, who wrote the introduction to the Surtees edition, praised Ross in his book End Papers: "No one now living in Great Britain and doing work in his line can compare with Gordon Ross, now living in New York...He has no living superior; I doubt if he has his equal for the very quality needed to illustrate a humorous classic." A superb draftsman, with a gift for portraiture, Ross's work has an ingratiating quality of lively elegance; his originals very seldom come on the market

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        ORIGINAL pen illustration, picturing man in a carriage, captioned "My Uncle Pumblechook"

      n.p, n.d. 14 x 9 inches. Signed ("Gordon Ross"), lower right. Unframed, on paper, laid down on board . Gordon Ross (1873-1946) was a prolific artist, working mostly in watercolor, from his early days in his native Scotland. As a book artist he tackled everything from Dickens to Shakespeare, including a number of titles for The Limited Editions Club. He is also noted for his sporting work, which included illustrations for The Derrydale Press, Surtees's Jorrocks Jaunts and Jolities, and several large prints of notable sportsmen, including Sir Thomas Lipton, Hugo Meynell, Peter Beckford, and Surtees himself. The eminent collector A. Edward Newton, who wrote the introduction to the Surtees edition, praised Ross in his book End Papers: "No one now living in Great Britain and doing work in his line can compare with Gordon Ross, now living in New York...He has no living superior; I doubt if he has his equal for the very quality needed to illustrate a humorous classic." A superb draftsman, with a gift for portraiture, Ross's work has an ingratiating quality of lively elegance; his originals very seldom come on the market

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        HISTORIA UNIVERSAL. Traducida del italiano conforme a la £ltima edici¢n de Tur¡n. Unica edici¢n espa¤ola completa, aprobada por el autor, hecha a su vista y con su cooperaci¢n. Ilustrada con lminas, retratos y mapas.

      Libr. de Garnier Hmnos, Par¡s 1873 - 10 vol£menes 4§. Numerosas lms. grab. al acero. Algo de ¢x. Encuadernaci¢n editorial con nervios y dorados, algo rozada. 1873

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        Newmarket & Arabia

      London: Henry S. King & Co., , 1873. An Examination of the Descent of Racers and Coursers. Octavo. Original rust cloth, title in gilt to spine and upper board, panelling in black to the boards, large gilt block of a horse's head to the upper board, invisible green surface-paper endpapers. Hand-coloured steel-engraved frontispiece, 4 folding pedigrees at the rear. Very slight rubbing at the extremities, corner tips and head and tail of the spine, foxing to verso of frontispiece, light toning else, but a very nice copy. First edition. Upton was one of the early experts on the bloodlines of British Thoroughbreds. Shortly after the publication of this work - intended to "point out errors that have been committed in the breeding of our horse" - he travelled in Arabia to obtain purebred horses to improve the quality of British cavalry remounts, Upton served with the 9th Lancers. This copy inscribed verso of the front free endpaper; "Dr. Bell with the best regards of the Author, May 1873."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Rafael Arroyo, C¢rdoba 1873 - 4 vols. 8§. 400p = 400p = 422p, 1h = 184p. Hol. nervios, planos algo deslucidos. - Obra inconclusa, el 4§ tomo no se lleg¢ a editar completo y es dif¡cil de encontrar (Palau no conoci¢ este tomo). 1873/77

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        Tent Life with English Gipsies in Norway.

      London, Henry S. King & Co, 1873. 8vo. XXII + (2) + 540 s. Portrett. 4 xylograferte plansjer. Xylografier i teksten. Foldet kart. Orig. dekorert helsjirtingbd. Ryggen recaked med bevaring av original rygg. Nye forsatsbl. Portrett og smusstbl. fagmessig forsterket i indre marg.. *Schiötz 979a. Sørnorge til Romsdal

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        Histoire de la Céramique. Etude descriptive et raisonnée des poteries de tous les temps et de tous les peuples

      Hachette et Cie, Paris 1873 - In-4 (272 x 185 mm), cartonnage éditeur vélin crème au décor polychrome, dos lisse, tête dorée (signature de Souze et Engel au bas des plats). Illustré de 12 planches gravées à l'eau-forte par Jules Jacquemart, 200 figures sur bois par H. Catenacci et Jules Jacquemart, et de 1000 marques et monogrammes. (quelques défauts d'usage, dos un peu terni, coins émoussés, déchirure marginale pp.125 et 127, feuillets mal alignés, nombreuses rousseurs). // Quarto (272 x 185 mm), editor cream vellum with polychrome tooling, smooth spine, top edge gilt (binding signed Souze and Engel on covers bottom). Illustrated with 12 etched plates by Jules Jacquemart, 200 woodcuts by H. Catenacci and Jules Jacquemart, and 1000 "marques et monogrammes". (some defects of use, spine a bit tarnished, bumped corners, marginal tear pp. 125 and 127, leaves not well lined-up, numerous brownings).

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        Théorie de l'ornement

      Paris, A. Lévy, Libraire-éditeur, 21, rue Bonaparte, 21 1873 - In-4, (19x29 cm), relié pleine percaline bordeaux de l'éditeur, décor doré sur la couverture, XI pages d'introduction et 366 pages de texte, 23 planches en noir et blanc montés sur onglet in fine, il manque la 1er, 330 motifs d'ornements ; petits manques sur coiffes, dos jauni, mors et coins frottés, assez bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Report on a Topographical Survey of the Adirondack Wilderness of New York

      The Argus Company, Printers, Albany, NY, 1873. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact, bar chips to top and/or bottom section of spine. Marked with library stamps/embossed seals, and number on spine.. Pebbled green gilt stamped cloth over boards, no dust jacket as issued, 43 pages, one b & w lithographed plate titled "Station on Bald Peak," a fold out color map titled "Specimen of (Portion of a) Reconnaissance Map", and the larger fold out 1872 Adirondack Survey Primary Triangulation map. Spine ends and corners are bumped with wear, spine ends chipped, 3 inch separation between spine and front cover at bottom end of spine, covers soiled and scuffed, library stamps on front end papers, previous owner's name on front end paper, a few other library stamps and embossed stamps in text; the large map is torn in several places with old tape repairs. "It is now a question of political importance whether the section covered by the survey should not be preserved, in its present primitive condition . . . " Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1 lb 4 oz. Category: Adirondack Mountains Related; Inventory No: 006898. .

      [Bookseller: Dennis Holzman Antiques]
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        De dieren, afgebeeld, beschreven en in hunne levenswijze geschetst. I: Zoogdieren; II: Vogels; III: Kruipende dieren, visschen, ongewervelde dieren.

      Leiden, Noothoven van Goor, n.d. [1862-1873]. - (1st ed.). 3 vols. Large 8vo. (V)+12+XXXII+566+(2)+X+555+III; XXII,828,IVp., With 67 (incl. 4 col.), 68 (incl. 14 col.), 110 lithogr. plts. Indexes. Hardcover. Dark blue buckram bindings with white decoration and lettering (c. 1900). VG/--. (Spine ends sl. bumped, spine of vol. III sl. creased, few scratches on frontcover of vol. I; owner's name on titles, occas. very light foxing, incl. to a few plates). * Landwehr Coloured plates, 47. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Falconry in the British Isles. Second edition, revised and enlarged.

      London, Jan van Voorst, 1873. Royal 8vo (283 x 185mm). pp. viii, (2), 171, (1), with 28 fine handcoloured lithographed plates. Publisher's green gilt pictorial cloth showing 5 falcons being carried on a cadge by a falconer. The enlarged and best edition of this beautifully illustrated work. The excellent plates are by W. Brodrick. "The best modern book in English on the art and practice of Falconry. The second edition is to be preferred for the emendations and additions to the text... " (Harting, Bibliotheca Accipitraria 67). One plate with small marginal paper repair not touching the illustration. A fine copy.

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        Falconry in the British Isles. 2nd edition, revised and enlarged.

      1873 1873 - London: John Van Voorst, 1873. Tall slim 4to. Contemp. full oasis. Gilt panels on both covers. Spine extra gilt and with raised bands. Inside dentelles. T.e.g. other edges uncut. Marbled endpapers. (2, x, 172pp.). With 28 full-page coloured chromolithograph plates. The orig. gilt illustrated cloth binding has been neatly mounted and bound-in at end of text. Fine and complete. NOTE: Wood, pp. 549/550, does not cite the First Edition, but notes the issue here offered, stating "This is the 'best edition', the plates of the first issue having been redrawn and several new ones added. The work is regarded as the authority on falconry, the illustrations being most interesting and informing".

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        Falconry In the British Isles

      John Van Voorst, London 1873 - 4to. 1873. Second edition, revised and enlarged. 28 hand-coloured lithographs. 171pp + ad lf. c.p. Owner's inscription to t.p.Water staining to early lls. Foxing to prelims with first few plates affected but the majority clean or with very faint foxing. Leading edge of half-title repaired with clear tape. Recased in original binding with spine relaid. New e.p.s.Corners repaired. Good and gilt stll bright. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ueber einige im Blute vorhandende Bacterien-bildende Massen. Vorläufige Mittheilung (pp.577-578).

      . Zbl. med. Wiss., 11/37. - Berlin, August Hirschwald, 1873, 8°, pp.577-592, Brosch.. First Edition! - .. "Then, within an 8-year period, three outstanding investigators, each making his contributions independently, supplied observations that established the foundation for our present knowledge. With our hindsight polished, it is possible to be amused at some of the false starts and unsteady steps that characterized this early work. Thus, the 24-year-old William Osler noted the presence of bacterialike particles which were often ("manchmal") found in the blood of normal humans and animals." A year later, in 1874, although still in complete darkness as to their nature or function, he reported a series of observations, supplemented with illustrations, that provided a relatively modern picture of blood platelets (An account of certain organisms occurring in the liquor sanguinis). He noted that these structures were "pale round disks" which were "i-i the size of a red corpuscle." In comments that could well be most instructive to many investigators of today, he added that ". . . in the vessels . . . they were always present as separate elements, showing no tendency to adhere to one another." However, ". . . in a drop of blood taken from one of these young animals (rats), the corpuscles were always to be found accumulated together. . . ."In this early paper, there follows a description of events in the drawn blood which would appear to represent a combination of fibrin, the final product of coagulation and associated platelet reactions, the details of which remained for the future to unravel. Dr. Osler concluded, "As there is no evidence that these bodies are in organic continuity with any other recognized animal or vegetable form or possess the power of reproduction, nothing can at present be said of their nature or of their relation to Bacteria." At this point, Osler moved on to other matters and added only an occasional commentary in subsequent years which may have reflected a certain degree of nostalgia for a field which was proving to have more significance than he had suspected. - William Osler was one of the great physicians of all time, and his encounter with platelets represents a minor incident in his distinguished career. He performed the work during a period of European postgraduate training, most of which was in London but did include a stay in Vienna and Berlin as well. Perhaps as a gesture to Dr. E.A. Schafer, a London colleague from Germany, the original observations were published in a German journal. Although these studies were perhaps among Osier's most significant scientific contributions, they are not generally given much attention by Osler's various biographers. Indeed, in a massive memorial volume published in 1926 (Sir William Osler in Memorial Volume, Appreciations and Reminiscences), they are barely mentioned! Osier's contributions ranged far and wide; perhaps he is best known as a medical teacher and philosopher. This diversity must preclude the type of depth required to pursue a scientific problem to its conclusion. It remained for more single-minded investigators to work out the platelet story." Maxwell M. Wintrobe, Blood, Pure and Eloquent, pp.550-552 - - Golden & Roland: Sir Wiliam Osler, No. 3

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        Flora fossilis formationis oolithicae - Le piante fossili dell'oolite Vol. II.

      Dalla Tipografia del Seminario, 1873-1885, Padova, - In folio, pagg. VII, 203 con 17 grandi tavole litografiche, alcune delle quali a doppia pagina; legatura in mezza tela con angoli. Parte seconda di questa rara opera del De Zigno (1813-1892), che fu illustre paleontologo padovano. La prima parte venne pubblicata negli anni 1856-68. La sua ricca collezione privata di fossili è attualmente esposta al Museo Universitario di Geologia a Padova e al Museo di Fossili di Lonedo. Fioriture sparse ad alcune pagine ma nel complesso buon esemplare. Edizione originale, riccamente illustrata. Manca al Nissen e al Pritzel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The gilded age A tale of to-day

      American Pub. Co. Very Good; ***SALE. The price of this item has been temporarily reduced by . 40%. Sale price ends soon!***. 1873. First Edition, Second State. Hardcover. Containing all first issue points with the exception of the repearting lines. Contains the following issue points: title page dated 1873 including White's name in the list of artists; electrotyper's imprint on the verso; use of "Eschol Sellers" on pgs. [vii], 27, and 355 and "Eschol" on pg. 247; on pg. Xvi, the final illustration numbered 211; "Hallelujah" without a comma on pg. 246; period after "Dr. Jackson" on pg. 280; and lacking illustration on pg. 403. Publisher's original cloth cover with gilt title in circular emblem on front cover has wear to corners. Spine has been professionally rebound in black cloth with the original spine strip mounted over it. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. New end sheets and paste downs with all original end sheets bound in. Pages clean, free of foxing, and in near pristine condition. .

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      J. Barnard and Son, Oxford Street, London 1873 - .[iv, 44pgs.text, plus 2 pgs. of testimonials and 42 pgs. price catalog of materials for water-colour painting and drawing].SECOND EDITION.NO PUBLICATION DATE STATED BUT CIRCA 1873.ILLUSTRATED BY A SERIES OF DRAWINGS IN COLOURS, DIAGRAMS, ETC., BY THE AUTHOR.4 BRIGHT CLEAN CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS.PRINTED BY GEORGE PHIPPS, WESTMINSTER.Testimonial by Aaron Penley, renowned English painter and drawing master, on author's drawing models.Three quarter red leather with marbled boards and gilt title on spine.A VERY SCARCE COPY. 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Kussmaul").

      Freiburg i. B., 28. IV. 1873. - 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. An den Physiker Wilhelm von Beetz (1822-1886): "Lieber Freund! Nur um Sie nicht warten zu lassen, schreibe ich Ihnen sogleich, obwohl ich noch nicht erfahren konnte, was unser Sphygmagraph kostete, da unser Verwalter, der die Rechnung vor 7-8 J. bezahlte, heute nicht zur Hand war [.] Es ist nur für wissenschaftliche Zwecke und die Kliniken von Bedeutung. Sie werden Felix noch so viele Instrumente kaufen müssen, wenn Sie ihn tüchtig für die Praxis ausrüsten [.] Nun gehts mir aber wie dem Thier zwischen den Heubündeln. Soll ich den großen oder kleinen Apparat kaufen? Ich weiß nicht, ob der kleine für genauere Zu[c]kerbestimmungen bei diabetischem Harn ausreicht, dann würde es mir der Billigkeit wegen am besten conveniren [.] Lieber Beetz! mit dem fürchterlichen Gedanken, daß meine Frau demnächst Großmutter werden wird, während ich mich noch so jung fühle, schließe ich [.]". - Adolf Kußmaul promovierte in Würzburg über "Untersuchungen über den Einfluß, welchen die Blutströmung auf die Bewegungen der Iris und andere Teile des Kopfes ausübt", habilitierte sich kurz darauf in Heidelberg und wurde Professor der Inneren Medizin in Erlangen, Freiburg i. B. und schließlich in Straßburg. Die 1874 von ihm beobachtete "große Atmung" bei Diabetes wurde später nach ihm "Kußmaulsche Atmung" genannt. Als vielseitiger Wissenschaftler befaßte er sich mit verschiedenen Teilbereichen der Medizin und war darüber hinaus literarisch tätig (u. a. "Jugenderinnerungen eines alten Arztes", 1899). Mit Ludwig Eichrodt gemeinsam "schrieb er satirische Gedichte um den schwäbischen Schulmeister Gottlieb Biedermaier, die als 'Buch Biedermaier' in Gedichte in allerlei Humoren (1853) erschienen und den späteren Epochenbegriff 'Biedermeier' schufen" (DBE). - Gering fleckig und mit einem kleinen Einriß im unteren Mittelfalz.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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      James B. Osgood, Boston 1873 - "Complete Edition" xii, 481p. Illustrated with plates and with a fore-edge painting signed by Vera Dutter. Bound in full tree calf with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and ornaments. Binding rebacked with original spine laid down. Another seller has suggested that "This fore-edge painting was painted by Vera Dutter and sold by her in 1972 to William Thomas, Bookseller, Mechaincsburg, PA, for $45 at the time. The name of the fore-edge painting is 'Bridge at Sunset'." The painting is hard to fuces and therefor grainy [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Lands of Cazembe. Lacerda's Journey to Cazembe in 1798. Translated and Annotated by.Also Journey of the Pombeiros.Translated by B.A. Beadle and Resume of the Journey of MM. Monteiro and Gamitto. By Dr. C.T. Beke.

      London: John Murray, 1873. - First edition. Tall 8vo., orig. blue cloth, (viii), (272)pp. With a large folding map. There is a 5 inch tear in the folding map (without loss), upper corner of the front board bumped but in fact a near fine copy. The Royal Geographic Society published these early accounts of Portuguese journeys into the African interior in the wake of increased interest in African exploration due to Livingstone's travels and exploration. Penzer 89. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Mason Books (ABAC)]
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      London: [Printed by Whittingham and Wilkins at the Chiswick Press for] Basil Montagu Pickering, 1873. FIRST EDITION n. Hardcover. In a Gorgeous Retrospective Entrelac Design Suitable for the Book's Contents. 175 x 121 mm (6 7/8 x 4 3/4"). 4 p.l., 343, [1] pp. FIRST EDITION. LOVELY TAN MOROCCO, GILT AND INLAID IN GROLIERESQUE STYLE, BY RIVIERE (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with inlaid entrelac frame in light and dark brown morocco strapwork, these entwined with leafy azured gilt vines, corners with gilt fleurons, the whole on a stippled gilt background and accented with ovals and circlets, the center of each board with a dark brown cartouche bearing the title in gilt; flat spine similarly gilt with a dense array of flowering vines on a stippled background, dark brown inlaid morocco head- and tailpiece, matching central inlaid title cartouche, gilt ruled turn-ins, all edges gilt. With printer's device, title page illustration, occasional small vignettes in the text, and 13 full-page woodcuts by Robert Bateman. Just a hint of rubbing to the joints, two corners slightly bumped, faint offsetting from woodcuts, one opening with light discoloration from bookmark, but still A FINE COPY OF A MOST CHARMING BOOK, the text especially clean, fresh, and bright, and the lovely animated binding with no significant wear. This volume provides pleasures of various sorts: the gorgeous binding is an exceptional achievement in design and execution; the illustrations are perfectly suited to the subject matter and the time; and since the names Chiswick, Whittingham, and Pickering are involved, the book is unsurprisingly printed in an elegant style on very high quality paper. The text consists of Latin hymns arranged by the liturgical year, the whole collected by the Anglican clergyman William John Loftie (1839-1911), a prolific writer on subjects ranging from early printing to the preservation of ancient buildings. The text is enhanced with woodcuts done in a vaguely pre-Raphaelite manner by Robert Bateman (1842-1922), a follower of Edward Burne-Jones. His work was described by Walter Crane as presenting "a magic world of romance and pictured poetry." Produced by one of the outstanding firms of the period, our binding is appropriately retrospective as a reflection of the content here. The exuberant design is reminiscent of the so-called entrelac bindings originating in central France in the middle of the 16th century and popularized by the most eminent bibliophiles of the time, including Francois I, Henri II, Catherine de Medici, Jean Grolier, Marcus Fugger, and Thomas Wotton. Riviere is well known for elaborately gilt bindings executed to classical designs, but this particular kind of replication that so specifically reproduces the work of a particular and distant period is an uncommon feature of the firm's production.

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        On War:

      London: N. Trübner & Co., , 1873. Translated by Colonel J. J. Graham, from the Third German Edition. Three Volumes Complete in One. Large octavo. Original blue cloth, vermilion paper label to spine, compartments formed of triple gilt rules, panelling in black to the boards, brown surface-paper endpapers. Mounted photographically reproduced portrait frontispiece with facsimile signature. Slightly worn at the extremities, cloth spotted, corners worn through and spine chipped head and tail, joints a little loose, light toning, but overall a very good copy. First full English edition of Clausewitz' Vom Kriege, which was first published 1832-4 as part of his posthumous works. In view of a recent estimation of On War as "the most important general treatment of its subject yet produced," (Oxford Companion to Military History), the circumstances surrounding the publication of this translation are remarkably low-key. The translator, Colonel James John Graham, was a somewhat obscure figure. After passing out from Sandhurst in 1822 he served as judge-advocate in the West Indies, and briefly as an engineer. But between 1832 and 1835 he took civilian employment as secretary and treasurer to the South-Eastern Railway Company in England, and his only significant military service seems to have been as military secretary to Sir Robert Hussey Vivian, commander of the British "Turkish Contingent" in the Crimean War. The reasons for the timing of this publication seem similarly obscure. The inference that it was aimed to cash in on the interest in events of 1870-71 or on Moltke's praise of Clausewitz is rejected by Bassford in his Clausewitz in English: "There is no internal evidence that the events of 1870-71 were the motivating factor or any evidence of an interest in Moltke; in fact neither Graham nor the contemporary reviewers even mentioned Moltke." In fact the publication was pretty much a disaster: "Only 245 copies were printed in 1873. Of these 21 went to Graham and 32 were sent out as free review copies. Of the rest, 192 were still languishing in the publisher's hands in 1877. For some unknown reason, Trübner printed a further 440 copies in that year, and 572 were still in the warehouse in 1885 [which seems to indicate that just 60 copies were sold in twelve years]. The book drew no substantial audience and Graham's material rewards thus appear to have been few." An important, and understandably uncommon, edition.

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        [Great sickle-billed Bird of Paradise, Plume bird or Great promerops] Epimachus speciosus

      [London, 1873. Lithograph by J. Smit after Joseph Wolf, hand-coloured by J.D. White, heightened with gum arabic. (1 1/2 inch repaired tear to left margin). A magnificent image of the largest and most remarkable of the thin-billed Birds of Paradise, painted by Joseph Wolf, who was 'without exception, the best all-round animal artist who ever lived' (Sir Edwin Landseer). From Elliot's great work on the 'Birds of Paradise', which includes some of the most highly praised bird illustrations ever produced. Ornithological illustration reached its height during the golden age of lithography, and this image is from that great era. Even today, with all of the excellent methods of colour reproduction available, the beauty of hand-colouring cannot be equalled. Joseph Wolf is pre-eminent amongst the ornithological artists of the day: he was the first bird artist to fully understand and use the new freedom of style that lithography allowed. The lithographic crayon suited Wolf's drawing style, transforming his soft expressive lines and subtle suggestions of movement into a printable image. His work set a new standard in life-like representations and Wolf's skill at capturing the essential character of his subjects also breathed life into the stiff "bird on a perch" portrayals so characteristic of bird art of the day. The plates in Elliot's Monograph of the... Birds of Paradise , 'almost as magnificent as the birds they portray, were the fruits of Elliot's considerable wealth, Wolf's great artistry and both men's profound knowledge and love of birds' (Dance). Elliot writes in the preface `The drawings of Mr. Wolf will, I am sure, receive the admiration of those who see them; for, like all that artist's productions, they cannot be surpassed, if equalled, at the present time. Mr. J. Smit has lithographed the drawings with his usual conscientious fidelity, and in his share of the work has left me nothing to desire... In the coloring of the plates Mr. J.D. White has faithfully followed the originals; and in the difficult portions where it was necessary to produce the metallic hues, he has been very successful'. Cf. Anker 131; cf. Dance, The Art of Natural History , 1978, p.132; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990) p. 95; cf. Nissen IVB 296; cf. Wood p. 331; cf. Zimmer p. 207.

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        Through the Air: A Narrative of Forty Years' Experience as an Aeronaut

      Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and Chicago: To-Day Printing and Publishing, 1873. Pictorial Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Complete with 650 pages. Color frontispiece plus 77 wonderful black and white illustrations. Sound binding. Clean pages with light toning and occasional finger smudges. Five of the b/w illustrations have small closed margin tears; one has significant margin wear, and two have been colored. Some wear to cover, but embossed decorations and gilt lettering are in nice shape. Scarce and important aviation history classic. Wise, who built and flew his first balloon in 1835, became a barnstormer and made hundreds of ascents at fairs and events throughout the east. By 1879, Wise was the senior and most famous American aeronaut. After 44 years of flying and 463 ascents, Wise launched his balloon from East St. Louis, Illinois in high winds, which carried him over Lake Michigan. Neither he, nor his balloon, were ever seen again.

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        DAVID ELGINBROD (Presentation Copy)

      Frankfurt: Hender & Zimmer 1873 - First authorized German language edition, 21.5 x 14cm (tall 16mo), in later olive linen w/gilt title to spine, a.e. untrimmed, [i-v] vi-vii [viii], [1-3] 4-614 pp. Printed by J.B. Hirschfeld, Leipzig. Inscribed to head of titlepage: "Ethel Jane Reid with love & thanks from George MacDonald" (Ethel Jane was likely related to Sir George Reid, who painted MacDonald's portrait in 1868, or possibly to Elizabeth Jesser Reid, founder of Bedford College for Women). Considering E.T.A. Hoffmann's influence on this theological novel (see Wolff, "Golden Key" pp.182-207), it is appropriate that it was one of the 1st of MacDonald's books to be translated into German. Binding Good (spine sl. darkened, a few marks to covers, & extremities a bit bumped & worn); contents Very Good (moderate foxing to prelims & final few leaves). Bulloch 692, Shaberman 103A. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Association for the Advancement of Woman. First Annual Congress, 1873

      New York: Association for the Advancement of Woman. 1873. 12mo. One leaf folded to make four pages. Light vertical crease, and a little foxing, very good. Prints the constitution of the organization, a list of the names of the officers, with Mary A. Livermore serving as president, and with Julia Ward Howe, Antoinette Brown Blackwell, and Frances E. Williard serving as vice presidents; as well as lists the executive committee. The meeting resulted from a call from prominent women, including Dr. E. Blackwell, Mary A. Livermore, Lucy Stone, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mrs. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Julia Ward Howe, Sarah Grimke, Antoinette Brown Blackwell, and Frances E. Williard to convene a congress with the intention of founding the association to further the plight of women. OCLC locates a single copy. .

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        The Gilded Age, A Tale Of Today

      Hartford, CT: American Publishing Company. Near Fine. 1873. First Edition. Hardcover. A beautiful first edition with all elements from the earliest printing present (except the corrected state on pages 351 and 353 as requested in BAL 3357). Genuine title-page listing White as illustrator and imprinting of the electrotyper Wm. H. Lockwood on verso. Also, on p. < vii> use of name Eschol Sellers; on P. < xvi> final illustration is numbered 211; p. 246 the word hallelujah has no comma following it; p. 280, line 18 there is a period after Dr. Jackson; p. 403 no illustration as requested by BAL for earliest printings. Rebacked, Near Fine condition with very little browning of pages or foxing, bright spine. , top edges gilt; Twain's first novel which gave an entire era its name, though fictional, is a critical examination of politics and corruption in the United States during the nineteenth century .

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      - Renshaw, 1873, 2nd rewritten & enlarged edition, 18 x 12 cm., xii + 180 pages + advertisements, frontispiece, original cloth, SIGNATURE OF JAMES DRUITT in pencil on the fly-leaf, SIGNATURE OF KATHERINE FITZROY DRUITT in ink at the top of the title-page, slight tear at the inner edge of the fly-leaf, foxing of the frontispiece & title-page & a few leaves following, small very slight scuff on the rear cover otherwise covers very bright & internally very clean & sound. NOTE: In his preface, Dr. Druitt notes that in this rewritten and enlarged second edition "not much of the original work remains." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Roberts, A.B.A., I.L.A.B.]
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