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        Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen. Viertes Stück: Richard Wagner in Bayreuth

      Leipzig: E. W. Fritzsch [Strauss]; Schloss-Chemnitz: Ernst Schmeitzner [Schopenhauer & Wagner],, 1873-74-76. [bound after] … Erstes Stück: David Strauss der Bekenner und der Schriftsteller; … Drittes Stück: Schopenhauer als Erzieher. 3 pamphlets bound in one volume, octavo (217 × 138 mm). Contemporary brown sand-grain cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, covers decoratively blocked in blind, marbled edges, bookbinder's ticket of Hermann Rzebrziezek Jun, Graz. Bookplate of the Austrian composer and conductor Siegmund von Hausegger (1872-1948) dated 1906. Extremities lightly rubbed, endpapers a little browned, inner hinges cracked, Richard Wagner in Bayreuth printed in inferior paper stock and a little tanned as a result as always, still very good copies. First edition of Richard Wagner in Bayreuth, one of 700 first edition copies (the whole edition was 1,500, with 800 falsely marked "Zweite Auflage"), bound with two earlier pamphlets from Nietzsche's Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen (Unconventional Observations), each separately published, the others with print-runs of 1,000 copies. Nietzsche originally conceived a series of thirteen essays. The first published was an attack on David Strauss, author of Des Leben Jesu (1835-6), and his latest book Der alte und der neue Glaube (The Old and the New Faith), to which Wagner had taken an immediate dislike. Wagner suggested Nietzsche publish the work with his own music publisher Fritzsch. Finding payment slow, Nietzsche switched publishers after the second work in the series, Vom Nutzen und Nachteil der Historie für das Leben (1874), the only one of these essays not centred on a specific person. His essay on Schopenhauer describes how the latter's genius, despite his admitted pessimism, might bring about a resurgence of German culture. It was the fourth work in the series, Richard Wagner in Bayreuth, that represented in some respects "the apex of Nietzsche's publishing career" (Schaberg). Nietzsche worked on it from August to October 1875, but at first decided that it should never be published. In April 1876 the composer Peter Gast (1854-1918; real name Heinrich Köselitz) read the piece and argued that it deserved publication. Nietzsche first agreed that Gast could make a fair copy to present to Wagner for his sixtieth-third birthday on 22 May, but then decided not to send it to Wagner, but instead to publish it to coincide with the upcoming premiere of the complete Ring cycle at Bayreuth. The book was published on 10 July 1876, about 90 copies being sold at the opening of the Bayreuth festival. Although well-received by Wagner and ostensibly strongly pro-Wagner in tone, the essay appeared at a pivotal point in Nietzsche's development and foreshadowed his eventual rejection of Wagner and all that he and Bayreuth stood for. The planning and publication of the Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen series was quite haphazard, and affected by Fritzsch's financial difficulties, slow sales, and Nietzsche's loss of enthusiasm for the project. No more of the planned thirteen works appeared after the Wagner essay, though an uncompleted fifth essay was published posthumously. Schmeitzner negotiated to buy the remainders of the first two works from Fritzsch, but was disappointed to find them "very battered" and generally in poor condition, so that complete sets of all four essays, which were all originally issued in wrappers, are very rarely found bound together. This volume has excellent provenance, from the renowned contemporary Wagnerian Siegmund von Hausegger, who was born in Graz, where the volume was bound.

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        The Tour of the World in Eighty Days

      James R. Osgood and Company, Boston 1873 - First American printing, FIRST STATE, without mention of translator on the title page [Ahearn]. 291 pages plus endpapers and title page. Dark blue endpapers. Frontis illustration by Jules Verne of Le Saint Michel. Title page in red and black ink. Roughly 4 ½ by 6 inches. Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering and illustration (same as frontis). Some ornamentation in blind. Page edges dyed red. One of the classics in the genre of science fiction. This edition supposedly preceded the English edition (titled Around the World in Eighty Days). In GOOD+ condition. Light soiling to the covers. Minor scuffing and fading, with the gilt decorations being somewhat dull (especially on the spine). Extremities scuffed with the corners bumped and the spine head and foot pulled and frayed. Cloth beginning to split along the center rear hinge. Spine sun darkened and scuffed along the hinges. Forward lean to the book. Text is clean and solid. Pages browning somewhat. Very faint dampstain present at the very top margin of the pages in last half of the book. This is faint and in no way affects the text. Small fingernail sized dampstain in fore edge margin of the title page. Previous owner’s gift inscription in pencil on the second blank endpaper. Overall an attractive copy in GOOD+ condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Columba Livis, Temm (Rock Pidgeon)

      London 1873 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph "Columba Livis, Temm (Rock Pidgeon)", from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Great Britain" is in good condition with light foxing and staining throughout, measures 21.5" x 14.5", and magnificently displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called Rock Pigeons or Rock Doves, these birds are expertly hand-colored with gray bodies, green collars pink chests and black banded wings and tail feathers. These Rock Pigeons are shown nestled among a cliff overlooking the sea and seagulls below. Shown from different angles allows for their coloring and to be appreciated while resting and in flight. 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” (1862-1873) 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.

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        Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Seas; or, The Marvellous and Exciting Adventures of Pierre Aronnax, Conseil His Servant, and Ned Land, A Canadian Harpooner

      Boston: Geo. M. Smith & Co.. 1873. First edition thus, later issue lacking "The End" on page 303. Elaborate gilt and black stamping on green cloth, all edges gilt. "Sold only by subscription, edition of James R. Osgood & Co." on title. One hundred and ten illustrations by Alphonse de Neuville and Edouard Riou, engraved by Hildibrand. Some loss of the spine ends, hinges cracked with front fly loose, white stain on rear board, else still very good. A rare early printing of this classic science fiction tale. .

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        To the Queen [O Loyal to the royal in thyself] from Idylls of the King

      [London: no publisher. 1873]. A single sheet folded to make four pages, Signed by Tennyson at the conclusion. Good, with tears from old folds expertly repaired with Japanese tissue, including a tear over the final letter in the author's signature, unfolded to prevent further wear. This poem was added as a dedicatory epilogue to the collected Idylls of the King in Strahan's library edition of Tennyson's works in 1872 (Idyll was published in various fragment and combinations between 1842 and 1888). Wise (1908) 1,; 224, no. 126, per OCLC. A fragile and rare publication, OCLC cites no libraries with this printing, and no copies have appeared at auction in the past quarter century. .

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        HISTOIRE DE GIL BLAS DE SANTILLANE. Réimpression de l’édition de 1747, précédée d’une introduction par F. Sarcey.

      - Paris, librairie des bibliophiles, 1873. 2 volumes in-8 demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs richement ornés de filets dorés en pointillés, et dans les entre-nerfs d’un beau décor formé de petits fers dorés encadrant un losange central, têtes dorées, non rogné, couvertures conservées. Un portrait de l’auteur en frontispice gravé par Guélard. Edition tirée à 500 exemplaires, ceux-ci sur vergé.Exemplaires enrichis de 12 GRAVURES SUR CHINE de Ed. Jouaust. Egalement fleurons et lettrines gravés. Un nom au stylo sur un feuillet blanc. MAGNIFIQUE ENSEMBLE, SUPERBEMENT RELIE ET EN PARFAIT ETAT. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Christian in Palestine or Scenes of Sacred History

      Geo. VIRTUE, London 1873 - THE FAMOUS BLACKMER COPY OF THE BEAUTIFULLY ENGRAVED 'CHRISTIAN IN PALESTINE. WITH 80 Fine Plates in 4to. AN EXCEPTIONAL COPY! The Book: Henry STEBBING: The Christian in Palestine or Scenes of Sacred History, Illustrated by W. H. Bartlett. Published by George Virtue. London. [1873]. Printed by Joseph Rickery of Sherbourn Lane, London. 4to, Full bright red morocco with gilt rule and heavy gilt spine. Vignette Title. 1 Map. 1 Plan. Double page panoramic view of JERUSALEM plus 78 fine steel engraved views. Stebbing adds his own historical detail to Bartlett's fine engravings. The book surveys not only Israel & Palestine, but also Greece and Italy. Christian, Jewish & Arab interests. Save for some minor rubbing to hinges and corners, an unusually beautiful and fresh copy of a book often found heavily foxed. A pencil note indicates that this was lot 1018 in the famous BLACKMER Sale. While I cannot guarantee that, it matches the catalogue description exactly with 'some spotting, mostly at margins, contemporary maroon morocco gilt, slightly rubbed. Blackmer had one the most celebrated travel libraries of the 20th century and the catalogue of his collection has become a standard reference. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: M Benjamin Katz FineBooksRareManuscripts]
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        Prose Idylls, New and Old

      London - Macmillan and Co., 1873 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The uncommon first edition of Charles Kingsley's quirky natural history essays. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. Kingsley's love of outdoor life, his eye for landscape, and his fascination with the natural and human history of particular places gave rise to vivid, quirky occasional essays such as North Devon and Chalk stream studies, originally written for Fraser's Magazine, which he collected as Prose Idylls (1873) -ODNB. Condition: The binding is generallytight and firm. The inner hinges are strained. There is only slight wear to the extremities, with just slight bumping, and a mark to the rear board. Internally the pages have slight browning and intermittent light foxing. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Map of California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona

      San Francisco 1873 - A.L. Bancroft and Company “Map of California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona” San Francisco: 1873 Hand-colored steel-plate engraving folding map with leather cover 41 ½" x 46" framed Bancroft’s Map of California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona is exceptionally detailed; the folding map abounds with cartographic information, each county is brightly colored and town names, railways and roads are easily legible. Published in 1873 (this map was originally printed in 1864), this second edition allowed for geographical editions to be made to the original plates. The folding map’s portability meant that the map could be used in the field as a travel resource. The A.L. Bancroft Publishing Company was founded by Hubert Howe Bancroft. Born in Ohio in 1832, Bancroft worked for his brother in law’s publishing house in Buffalo, New York as a young man. In 1852, Bancroft headed west with the intention to start a West Coast branch for his brother-in law’s office. In 1856, the branch opened on San Francisco’s prosperous Montgomery Street and, by 1857, Bancroft had established a publishing house. Printing maps, law books, school texts and teaching guides, Bancroft’s firm would continue to grow and prosper. In 1860, due to the company’s success Bancroft named his brother, Albert Little or A.L., as a new partner. A.L. Bancroft and Company was formed. Bancroft was not only a successful businessman, but was also an avid collector. Starting in 1860, Bancroft began to collect works on the Pacific West. He hoped to write several historical volumes on western North American cultures, and their history. Most importantly, he aimed to include pioneer’s oral histories, termed “dictations,” and in doing so preserved numerous historical recollections that might have otherwise been lost. Bancroft succeeded in writing and publishing 39 volumes entitled History of the Pacific States of North America, also known as Bancroft’s Works. The first five volumes, The Native Races, were published from 1886-1890. Following volumes include treatises on the Northern Mexican States, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico. Despite the volumes success in selling over 6,000 copies, Bancroft’s firm encountered legal and financial difficulties, and the firm closed its doors in 1894. In 1905 Bancroft sold his collection of over 60,000 historical works to the University of California. Now complied at the Bancroft library at Berkeley which bears his name, the collections are an indispensable research tool for the early history of the West, from Alaska to Central America. Bancroft’s Map of California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona is in excellent condition and would make a fine addition to ones’ collection.

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        DELLA SCULTURA E TARSIA IN LEGNO dagli antichi tempi ad oggi. Notizie storico monografiche del Conte.

      Barbera,, Firenze, 1873 - in-4, pp. 319, bross. edit. È lo studio fondamentale sulla tarsia e la scultura lignea. Per quest’opera l’A. si avvalse della collaborazione di altri ricercatori fra i quali Santo Varni, Michele Caffi, Pompeo Gherardi, Grion, e altri. Esempl. a fogli chiusi, picc. foro nell’ultima pag. di indice senza perdita di testo. Raro.

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        Gedenk-Blatt an die Hohen Gäste, welche im Jahre 1873 die Weltausstellung in Wien besuchten.

      Wien Eichhorn 1873 - Kreidelithografie von J.W. Frey nach J. Eichhorn, Bildausschnitt 46 x 59 cm, Blattgr. 55 x 69,5 cm. Experiment Metropole, 1873: Wien und die Weltausstellung 8.1.20 (mit Abb. auf Seite 439; Gruppenporträt zahlreicher ausländischer Herrscher und Würdenträger, in der Mitte Kaiser Franz Joseph und sein Sohn der Kronprinz Rudolf, links die Kaiserin Elisabeth (Sisi), rechts Nasreddin Schah, der Schah von Persien, am unteren Bildrand Ansicht der Rotunde mit dem Industriepalast; in den breiten Rändern geringfügig angestaubt und mit wenigen kleinen Einrissen, gering fleckig, seltenes Blatt.

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      [N.p.] 1873-1875.. Fifty-two drawings, each mounted to a card leaf. Oblong folio. Contemporary morocco, expertly rebacked in matching style, spine gilt. Internally clean, edges of some cards lightly chipped. Contents fine. In a handsome box made of sassafras wood, cloth boards, leather spine. Finely executed landscapes by a skilled amateur, from an important center of 19th- century American landscape painting. There are forty views of the White Mountains, mostly centered at Glen House near North Conway, New Hampshire. The area was long established as an attraction for artists both major and minor, and the many works generated there constitute a distinct chapter in the history of Hudson River School painting. In the summer, Glen House, Kearsarge House, and other grand hotels in the area were both centers of artistic activity and fashionable retreats for wealthy city dwellers. The artist of the present body of work, H.C. Van Post, was a New York businessman who summered with his family in North Conway. He was clearly a trained draughtsman with genuine talent. His delicate, austere, and finely detailed drawings are each titled and dated, and show long views from mountain tops, townscapes, Saco River scenes, and views of Glen House from different angles. The White Mountain series is followed by drawings of equal quality of the Delaware Water Gap and upstate New York scenery.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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. .

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        Wanderungen durch die Mark Brandenburg. [Die Grafschaft Ruppin. Der Barnim. Der Teltow.]. - Wanderungen durch die Mark Brandenburg. Zweiter Theil. Das Oderland. Barnim. Lebus. - Wanderungen durch die Mark Brandenburg. Dritter Theil. Ost-Havelland. Die Landschaft um Spandau, Potsdam, Brandenburg. 3 Tle in 1 Band.

      Berlin, Verlag von Wilhelm Hertz (Bessersche Buchhandlung) 1862 / 1863 / 1873. 1.Auflage - FL5516 Gr.-8°. Blauer Halbleinenband der Zeit mit ebensolchem Leinenecken und goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Unbeschnitten, Einband an den Ecken nur wenig bestoßen. XI, 475 / IV, 548 Seiten / 2 Bl., VIII, 460 Seiten. Unten rechts nahezu durchgehend mit Feuchtrand, davon abgesehen sauberes und wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. 1600

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat und Buchhandlung Carl Wegner]
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        Ad Optimas Editiones Imprimis Everardi van der Hooght Accurate Recensa et Expressa. Curavit Argumentique Notationem et Indices nec non Clavem Masorethicam. Addidit Car. Godofr. Guilielmus Theile. .

      1873 1873 - Leipzig: Bernard Tauchnitz, 1873. Thick 8vo. Half black oasis. Spine gilt with raised bands and titled. (xx, 1236pp.). A fine handsomely bound 19th century Hebrew bible with Latin preface and Hebrew text.

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        LES ANCIENNES BIBLIOTHEQUES DE PARIS - Eglises - Monastères - Collèges etc / EN 3 VOLUMES.

      IMPRIMERIE IMPERIALE 1873 - R320058215: XXIII + 422 + XXIV + 400 + XXIV + 639 pages - 1 etiquette collée en coiffe en pied pour chacun des volumes - Plats abimés abimés en coins, tranches du 1er plat. In-Folio Relié. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Mors fendus. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 20-Bibliothéconomie et sciences de l'information [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      [London 1873 - 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. 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).

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        Fra quadri e statue. Strenna - ricordo della seconda Esposizione Nazionale di Belle arti. Lettere al Pungolo. Con dodici fotografie.

      Treves Fratelli editori,, Milano 1873 - Splendido esemplare di questa rara relazione, completo delle 12 fotografie originali fuori testo annunciate al frontespizio, protette da veline, entro doppia cornice, eseguite dal fotografo A. Pietrobon. Dall'indice delle fotografie: "Capitolo primo" Quadro di Gerolamo Induno. "Il genio di Franklin" Statua di Giulio Monteverde. "Carlotta Corday" Statua di P. Miglioretti. "Frine" Statua di Francesco Barzaghi. "Le proscrizioni di Silla" Quadro di Giuseppe Boschetti. "Maramaldo" Quadro di E. Pagliano. "Parini da lezione ai figli di donna Paola" Quadro di A. Rinaldi. "La pappa" Quadro di Gaetano Chierici. "La madre è ammalata" Quadro di Gaetano Chierici. "Il passo pericoloso" Quadro di Luigi Bianchi. "Il ritorno da una refezione sul lago di Varese" Quadro di A. Formis. "Ispezione alla fidanzata russa" Quadro di Roberto Fontana. Curiosa, pungente e puntuale relazione sull'Esposizione Nazionale di Belle Arti tenuta a Milano nel 1872; dalla Festa d'inaugurazione avvenuta il 26 agosto, ad un'ampia considerazione sull'Arte antica a Brera dove il Ferrigni esordisce "Dove si dimostra che anche il critico è un uomo . . . con rispetto parlando . . . ". Dall'Indice dei Capitoli: Lettera dedicatoria a S. A. il Vicerè d'Egitto. Due parole ai lettori. La festa dell'inaugurazione. Premesse; Dove si stabilisce il diritto e il dovere che ha la gente come noi di parlare di cose d'arte. Le Statue. I Quadri. La festa del quattro Settembre. Inaugurazione del monumento a Leonardo da Vinci. L'Arte antica a Brera, tra cui: Scultura, marmi, bronzi, terre cotte e invetriate. Armi. Ceselli, avori, maioliche, nielli, arazzi, monili, cristalli. Commiato. "Yorick" fu uno dei tanti pseudonimi usati dal Ferrigni; 1836 - 1895, scrittore e avvocato livornese, giornalista e critico teatrale, collaborò alle maggiori testate del tempo, quali il Fanfulla. Esponente dei liberali toscani, prese parte alla spedizione dei Mille. Esemplare perfettamente conservato in ogni sua parte in bella legatura coeva. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle, titoli e fregi in oro al dorso, piatti in carta percallina verde, pp. XX, 287, 1, 2, in 8° piccolo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Documents - Havana, Cuba; Guatemala

      1873 - Archive of material relating to diplomat Henry C. Hall (circa 1820-1901), the U.S. Consul at Matanzas (1864-73), U.S. Consul General at Havana (1873-77), and U.S. Minister at Costa Rica, Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua (1882-89). Highlights --------- 1). Document measuring 14 x 20 inches, with State Department raised seal, appointing Hall as the temporary U.S. Vice-Consul at Havana; dated March 1869; signed by Secretary of State William H. Seward. 2). Document measuring 15 x 20 inches, with Executive Department raised seal, appointing Hall as the U.S. Consul General at Havana; dated November 7, 1873; signed by President Ulysses S. Grant and Secretary of State Hamilton Fish. 3). Document measuring 12 x 24 inches (both sides), with state Department raised seal, appointing Hall as U.S. Minister to the "Central American States"; dated May 9, 1882; signed by Secretary of State Frederick T. Frelinghuysen. 4). Document measuring 14 x 22 inches, testimonial acknowledging Hall's efforts at defusing the "recent political crisis" in Guatemala through his "wise and beneficent counsels," thereby sparing "us from anarchy and bloodshed, which the whole Republic so very narrowly escaped"; dated April 18, 1885; signed by 70 leading Guatemalans ------------- Footnote: President Grant conferred upon Hall the position of Consul General at Havana on November 7, 1873, the day that Spanish authorities in Cuba shocked Americans by executing 53 crew and passengers of the "Virginius," a vessel caught off the island trying to supply insurgents while falsely flying the U.S. flag. Grant, Secretary Fish, and Hall spent a difficult month balancing public demands for retribution with the knowledge that the "Virginius" had limited grounds for legal protection. Before passions cooled, most Washington lawmakers had shied away from action, causing Grant to quip "if Spain were to send a fleet into the harbor of New York, and bombard the city, the Senate might pass a resolution of regret that they had had cause for so doing, and offer to pay them for the expense of coming over and doing it." A remarkable archive with historical significance. Shipping extra [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Life in Santo Domingo. By a Settler

      New York: G. W. Carleton; London: Bentley and Son 1873 - Small 8vo., rust cloth lettered in gilt with black palm tree design on the front cover. Revised edition of Fabens's 1863 "In the Tropics," with a supplemental chapter about American emigration to the island; introduction explanatory by Richard B. Kimball ----- Julia Ward Howe's copy, inscribed: "Mrs. Julia Ward Howe, from the Samana Bay Co of Santo Domingo, July 1873," on the title page; with Howe's daughter Maud Howe Elliott's pencil signature on the front endpaper. A participant in many 19th century social movements, including prison reform, suffrage, and the abolition of slavery, Julia and her husband Samuel Gridley Howe visited the Dominican Republic several times. He had been appointed by President Ulysses Grant to evaluate the possibility of annexing Santo Domingo. Colonel Fabens, who authored this volume and hosted Grant's Dominican commission, had helped establish the Samana Bay Company, which owned Dominican real estate and supported annexation. A compelling association copy [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Theatre de Jean Racine

      - Paris - Librarie de Bibliophiles, 1873 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. %0D%0AA uniformly-bound collection of the dramatic works of Jean Racine. %0D%0AIn the original French. %0D%0AIncluding works such as La Thebaide, Britannicus, Andromaque, Alexandre and many others. %0D%0ARacine was primarily a tragedian, producing such examples of neoclassical perfection as Phdre, Andromaque, and Athalie, although he did write one comedy, Les Plaideurs, and a muted tragedy, Esther, for the young. %0D%0AWith a preface by V. Fournel. %0D%0AComplete in three volumes. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn a half-morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally, smart, though with some rubbing and slight wear to the extremities. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Large ink inscription to front endpaper. Pages have some marginal browning due to the paper used, and some instances of foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD. %0D%0A%0D%0A.

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        Catalogue des livres rares et précieux composant la Bibliotheque de M. -E. -F. -D. Ruggieri

      A. Labitte 1873 - Description: (Paris: A. Labitte, 1873) 280 Pages, 25 Cm. See Philip R080.1. Philip. Contemporary ½ Leather, marbled boards and end papers, slight foxing, Tgs, Vg Overall. Contemporary notations in margins. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres. Nouv. éd. revue sur les plus anciennes impressions et augmneté des variantes, de notices, de notes, d'un lexique des mots et locutions remarquables, d'un portrait, de fac-simile, etc. par Eugène Despois (et Paul Mesnard).

      Hachette,, Paris, 1873 - Bände 1-11 in 11 Bden. (von 13 und 1 Album). Paris, Hachette, 1873-93. HLdr.-Bde. der Zeit mit etwas Rückenvergoldung. =Les grands écrivains de la France. Nouvelles éditions. - (Rücken etwas verblasst. Stockfleckig). Sprache: Französisch HLdr.-Bde. der Zeit mit etwas Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Art Treasures of Germany: A Collection of the Most Important Pictures of the Galleries of Dresden, Cassel, Brunswick, Berlin, Munich and Vienna. with Portraits of the Most Celebrated Masters and Explanatory and Biographical Notices

      Boston: Samuel Walker and Company. Good; Half-bound in morocco with title and owner name stamped in gilt on . spine. Contains 120 engravings after paintings by various European . masters, including Velasquez, Rubens, Rembrandt, Raphael, Titian, Murillo, . Holbein, Caravaggio and many, many lesser known Dutch and German artists. . These plates are interspersed among the pages of 24 short stories based on . some of the masterpieces depicted in this volume. At the rear of the . volume are short biographies and portraits of Correggio, Tintoretto, . Durer, Titian, da Vinci, Berghem, Van Dyck, Palma, Teniers, Snyders, . Rubens, Van Ostade, Van Mieris, Metzu, Watteau, Luini, Holbein, . Michelangelo, Poussin, Cranach, Breughel, Wouverman, Dov, Matsys, De . Vriendt, Raphael, Lorrain, Netscher, Murillo, Velasquez, Van Ruysdael and . several others without portraits. Approximately 500 pages. Boards heavily . worn, front hinge tender, some of the tissue guards facing each engraving . are tattered at edges, engravings are clean and fox-free except for . several which have finger smudges and light soiling.. 1873. Hardcover. Thick 4to 11" - 13" tall .

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        Oeuvres de Rabelais. Avec une vie de l'auteur, des notes et un glossaire.

      Garnier Frères, Paris 1873 - 2 VOLUMI in-folio (42,5 x 33); percalina verde con dorsi a 5 nervi con titolo e fregi dorati, tutti i tagli hanno doratura a specchio. 1° volume pagine (12)+XLIV+476+(8) + 29 Tavole piena pagina e velina titolata + portrait de Rabelais totale; 2° volume pagine (10)+496+(6) + 31 Tavole piena pagina e velina titolata. Centinaia di illlustrazioni nel testo, capolettera, testatine, finalini e cul de lampe Eccellente stato di conservazione Nel nostro sito una pagina speciale è dedicata a Gustave Doré, con immagini e infirmazioni bio-bibliografiche

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        Les Saints Évangiles. 2-vol. set (Complete) with an additional suite of 123 original engravings by Alexandre Bida

      Librairie Hachette et Cie, Paris 1873 - Elephant folio. [14], 155, [1]pp (text), [63]pp (plates), [12], 175, [1]pp (text), [65]pp (plates). Splendid gilt-tooled crushed full black morocco with gold lettering on spines. Raised bands. All edges gilt. Dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispiece in each volume. Ribbon marker. Title pages in red and black lettering. Decorative head-, tailpieces and initials. Text within double red ruled box. This remarkable edition of the Four Gospels contains 128 fine engravings by Alexandre Bida, the celebrated French painter of the Romantic period (28 originals by Bida, and 100 after illustrations by the most renowned artists of the time, such as Henriette Browne, Bodmer, Bracquemond, Chaplin, Deblois, Flameng, L. Gaucherel, Gilbert, Ed. Girardet, Haussoullier, Ed. Hédouin, Massard, Mouilleron, Célestin Nanteuil, and Veyrassat). Next to Gustave Doré, Alexandre Bida is the world's best-known Bible illustrator of his time. In "Les Saints Évangiles", Bida brings a truth and genius that makes his Christ reverent, refined, dignified, if not strong. Paper size 21 1/2 x 14 3/4 inches; image size 9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches. Each plate is protected with a captioned tissue-guard. Very minor rubbing along edges. 1 1/2" closed tear at lower front joint of each volume. Very minor and sporadic foxing throughout. Fore-edge of the last 7 leafs partly water-stained. Text in French. Bindings and interior in overall very good condition. With the 2-vol. set is an additional suite, not called for in the collophon, containing 123 original lithographs from the 128 featured in the volumes. Paper size 21 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches; image size 9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches.The loose plates are housed in a modern 3/4 morocco over paper covered boards clamshell box, with gold lettering on front cover. Very minor rubbing along edges of box. Minor and sporadic foxing along edges of plates, some slightly affecting a few images. Upper left corner of plates slightly creased. Clamshell box and plates in overall good+ to very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Chez A. Barraud 1873 (The ornamental title-page is hand-colored, highlighted in gold, and dated 1872), Paris - Folio. Three volumes in two. Unpaged. Illustrated with 144 magnificent hand-colored plates, many highlighted with gold and silver. Several of these plates are supplied from the first edition which was published serially 1812-34 (Colas 1164). This new edition is further embellished with 84 copper-plate engravings in the text, including 18 especially prepared for this work. Newly rebound by the Harcourt Bindery in half scarlet morocco with marbled sides and endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and panel ornaments One of the most beautiful books on theatrical costume ever published.Colas 1165; Hiler & Hiler p. 350. Some of the text and about 10 of the plates are foxed, all else fine and bright. A lovely wide-margained copy Limited to 99 copies, this no. 8 (text volume numbered 54) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Map of the States of California and Nevada

      Warren Holt, No. 607 Clay Street, San Francisco, California 1873 - Warren Holt after Chas. Grayton Gibbes, C.E, 1873. Map of the States of California and Nevada, Carefully Compiled from the Latest Authentic Sources comprising Information Obtained from the U.S. Coast and Land Surveys, by Prof. J. D. Whitney; Railroad Surveys and the results of explorations made by Brevet. Lieut. Col. R. S. Williamson, U.S.A., Henry De Groot, C. D. Gibbes, and others. Scale 18 Miles to One Inch. Published by Warren Holt, No. 607 Clay Street, San Francisco, California. Hand-colored lithograph with leather map cover. Paper size: 37 ½” x 39”. Condition: As with folding pocket maps of the time it is on thin paper. This particular map, however, is extraordinary in that there are no tears in the thin paper and the leather cover is still attached. A rare, beautiful, and significant map in uncommonly excellent condition. This large, folding pocket map of California and Nevada is by the civil engineer, Charles Drayton Gibbes. This map of the late nineteenth century is exceptional for having been hand colored with watercolor. The map includes the results of the important work of Josiah Dwight Whitney, Director of the California Geological Survey. The map of California and Nevada by Whitney, the first wide-ranging scientific survey of the region authorized and funded by the State Legislature, was produced in 1873, the same year as this map by Chas. Drayton Gibbes. The Gibbes map may be the first, after the State approved map, to include the significant results of Whitney's scientific surveys. Whitney, a graduate of Yale who studied in Europe, was greatly influenced by Charles Lyell, Alexander von Humboldt, and Carl Ritter, the founders of modern geology, geography, and earth science. Mt. Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous forty-eight states, was named after Josiah D. Whitney. The reference to R. S. Williamson is to his exploration of routes between California and Oregon, and across the Sierra Nevada from the upper Sacramento River to the Humboldt River for proposed railroad routes. Gibbes also used information from the Henry de Groot surveys of Nevada and Eastern California that were published in a map by Warren Holt in 1863. Over one-thousand place-names of cities, towns, mountains, missions, springs, routes, rivers, etc., are given on this beautifully hand-colored and rare early map of California and Nevada. The Gibbes map identifies by hand-applied color the following important features: railroads proposed; railroads built; gold; silver; copper; quick silver (note: quicksilver or mercury was important in gold mining and processing); tin; coal; oil springs (the future petroleum industry?); county seats; posts occupied by troops; townships subdivided; and the 10, 20 & 30 mile limits of the Central Pacific, Southern Pacific, and six other railroads. The eleven United States land Offices are identified.

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        THE FIEND'S DELIGHT by Dod Grile [pseudonym].

      London: John Camden Hotten, n.d. [1873] - Octavo, pp. [1-9] 10-197 [198: blank] [199] [200: blank] + [32]-page publisher's catalogue of books for 1873 inserted at rear, small woodcut vignette on title page, another on page [199], original pictorial brown cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, brown coated endpapers. First edition. Bierce's pseudonymous first book. Presentation copy with inscription by Bierce to Charles Warren Stoddard in the year of publication on the half title page: "Charles Warren Stoddard / with friendliest regards / of -- The Author. / London / Oct. 27, 1873." Stoddard (1843-1909), poet, journalist and travel writer whose best known work was SOUTH-SEA IDYLS (1873), resided in California off and on from 1855 until his death in 1909. "In 1873 he went to Europe as traveling correspondent for the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, and in London also served for a short time as secretary to Mark Twain . A man of great sweetness, kindliness, and gentleness, with a gift for whimsical humor, he is said to have had a wider friendship among literary folk than any one else in his day." - DAB. BAL 1096. Starrett 1 (misdating 1872). Wright (II) 298 (listing the later U.S. edition). Cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corner tips, 18 mm closed split in cloth at bottom edge of outer front joint, a bright, near fine copy. A superior copy of a scarce book seldom found in decent condition and a splendid association copy. Enclosed in a custom quarter morocco slipcase (lightly rubbed). (#114195) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      1873 - or, The Marvellous and Exciting Adventures of Pierre Aronnax. Translated from the French. One Hundred and Ten Illustrations. (Edition of James R. Osgood & Co.) Sold Only by Subscription. Boston: Geo. M. Smith & Co., 1873. Originial green cloth decorated in gilt and black, all edges gilt. First American Edition, second and usual "Smith" issue, of Verne's famous tale of Captain Nemo and the submarine Nautilus. Considerable confusion surrounds the relationship of the two Boston 1873 title pages that can appear in this title -- the James R. Osgood & Company title page, and this usual Geo. M. Smith & Co. one (which refers to the Osgood one and indicates "sold by subscription only"). The bindings of the two are nearly identical (the Osgood binding reads ".UNDER THE SEA" and bears a jellyfish in the center of the front cover, whereas the Smith binding reads ".UNDER THE SEAS" and has Captain Nemo using a sextant on the front cover). Clearly the Osgood one is a bit earlier and is much scarcer: supposedly only about fifteen copies were known to exist, but we have handled more than a dozen of them over the past 15 years (all between $12,000 and $27,500), so our guess would be more like thirty to fifty. One theory is that the Osgood title page may have designated the subscription issue, and that the Smith one, being much less scarce, must have designated the subsequent trade issue. Another possibility is that most of the Osgood edition was consumed by a Boston fire.~This copy has all page edges gilt -- a deluxe feature for which the original buyer paid extra; by far the majority of copies does not have all edges gilt. On the final page of text, there is no "THE END" (some copies have it, some have it partially, and some do not have it at all; this is not an "issue point" as is sometimes claimed, but merely a case of type slippage during a single print run, with no bearing upon which copies were actually first to reach the public).~As for condition, this is a bright, nearly fine copy (the very slightest of rubbing at the extremities, a touch of foxing on only the first few and last few leaves). Taves & Michaluk V006; Myers 56. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lombard Street : A Description of the Money Market

      New York : Scribner, Armstrong, 1873. Hardcover. VeryGood.

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        Schluß-Apotheose der Kaiser-Ouverture für großes Orchester (u. Männerchor ad libitum) [.].

      Vienna, F. Schreiber, [1873]. - Royal folio (360 x 440 mm). Illustrated, colored title page and dedication, 2 ff. of Austrian costumes and views, and 14 ff. notes in alternating decorative borders. Chromolithographed throughout (some raised in gold). Brown morocco portfolio with inlayed arms of the Emperor of Brazil (in green and red calf with brass applications) and imperial crown above the arms in engraved brass with calf inlays in various colors. Spine in six compartments bordered in gold; wide giltstamped cover borders and simple fillets. All edges gilt. Blue silk endpapers and gilt ornamental inner dentelle (signed: "Rosenberg, Graben 17, Wien"). Splendid work dedicated to Emperor Franz Josef, with illustrations by Franz Alt, P. J. N. Geiger, and others. A very few of the small number of copies printed were presented as personal gifts of the Emperor to the highest dignitaries, for whom the Viennese bookbinder Franz Felix Rosenberg manufactured elaborate, customized bindings with the insignia of the recipients. - Very rare: international library catalogs list only a single copy of the normal edition (BSB Munich). One of Rosenberg's splendidly bound special editions appeared in the trade recently (the copy intended for Pope Pius IX). - Interior slightly foxed, as usual; spine-ends insignificantly rubbed, otherwise perfect. Wurzbach LV, 172. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Armerista delle Famiglie Nobili e Titolate della Monarchia di Savoia.

      Fratelli Bocca,, Roma - Torino - Firenze, 1873 - In-4° (325x232mm), pp. (1), XVI, 242, (2), cartonatura originale con titolo impresso in rosso e in nero, dorso in pelle bordeaux con titolo in oro. Grande capolettera ornato impresso in rosso in testa all'avvertenza dell'editore. Fregi tipografici e blasoni gentilizi intercalati n.t. impressi in rosso. Alla p. XVI, stemma sabaudo coronato egualmente in rosso. Testo su due colonne. Antiporta cromolitografica, incisa da Giordana e Salussolia, con grande stemma sabaudo coronato entro padiglione, affiancato da leoni rampanti; 2 tavv. in fine, incise cromolitograficamente dagli stessi litografi, con complessivi 50 blasoni di illustri famiglie piemontesi. Testo entro filettatura tipografica rossa. Ottima copia con qualche lieve brunitura. Prima rara edizione, assai ricercata, di questa bella opera di araldica dedicata alle famiglie nobili dell'antica Monarchia di Savoia, consistente in una rigorosa descrizione degli stemmi di ben 3.005 casate, sino al 17 marzo 1861, data del costituirsi del Regno d'Italia. Le pagine da 203 alla fine del volume contengono un dettagliato "indice alfabetico-tecnico dell"armerista. ossia delle principali pezze e figure che s'incontrano negli stemmi". Il volume, come indicato nel colophon, si segnala anche per essere stato l'ultimo libro impresso dalla Stamperia Reale di Torino, sorta nel 1740 e passata, nel 1873, alla ditta Paravia. In virtù della sua scarsa reperibilità, l'opera ha avuto una riedizione anastatica a Roma nel 1974. Il Franchi Verney (Torino, 1811-ivi, 1880), di antica famiglia oriunda della Manta, ricoprì svariate cariche ufficiali, fu Segretario della Regia Deputazione di Storia Patria e volse i suoi interessi interamente alle ricerche storico-araldiche. Spreti, III, 259: "Poderosa raccolta di armi gentilizie". Colaneri, 721. Manno, I, 2575. Saffroy, II, 33754: "Les trois planches donnent 51 blasons. Cet ouvrage rare déborde largement le cadre de la Savoie et concerne également le Bugey, le Pays de Vaud, le Canton de Généve, la Vallée d'Aoste et la Comté de Nice". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ORIGINAL pencil, crayon and watercolor illustration, caption reads "New York" and below "Frontispiece, reference p. 175." Signed by the artist lower left

      n.p, n.d - Ross illustrated The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon for Heritage Press 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 13-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches. . Unframed, on board

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        St. Nicholas Magazine, Volumes 1-65 (1873-1935)

      New York: Scribner & Co. / The Century Co.. 1873-1935. First. Magazine. 114 bound volumes with the original wrappers and advertisements bound in. Quartos. A consecutive run from 1873-1935 of Mary Mapes Dodge's famous monthly magazine for girls and boys, known for debuting the work of many important American and English writers. Among the many complete works included in this run are the first printed appearances of several major titles, including Alcott's Eight Cousins and Burnett's Little Lord Fauntleroy, five Jungle Book and three Just-So stories by Rudyard Kipling, and Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer Abroad. Works from the 20th Century include Jack London's early novel, The Cruise of the Dazzler; four prize-winning poems by the young Edna St. Vincent Millay; L. Frank Baum's "Juggerjook" and Queen Zixi of Ix (which he and many readers consider his best book); and A.A. Milne's poem "Teddy Bear" illustrated by Reginald Birch, which marked the first American appearance of Winnie-the-Pooh. Also included are other contributions by Alcott, Burnett, and Milne, Howard Pyle's The Story of King Arthur and His Knights, and Palmer Cox's popular and long running series "The Brownies." Other notable contributors are William Dean Howells, Joel Chandler Harris, Frederic Remington, and Jacob Riis. As editor, Dodge contributed stories and poems, wrote the monthly column "Jack-in-the-Pulpit," and created the magazine's departments, including the celebrated "St. Nicholas League" in 1899. The League published prize-winning poetry and prose, puzzles, drawings, and photographs submitted by the magazine's young readers. Among the notable submissions from 1904-1910, the League published seven poems and a letter by Millay, and Eudora Alice Welty had a prize-winning drawing: "A Heading for August" published in 1920. Listed on the Roll of Honor for drawings in August 1905 is Edward Estlin Cummings; F. Scott Fitzgerald was listed in October 1910 for a photograph; and in the November 1911 issue William Faulkner (as Falkner) was listed for a drawing. A remarkable assemblage of first appearances of major works for children. Further details available upon request. .

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        Prescott's Works 16 Volumes

      J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia 1873 - Edited by John Foster Kirk, Very nice looking set of books, Leather spine and corner tips, marbled front and back boards bright colors nice, brown leather faded and some wear to the leather on the spine, has all the spine labels, some edgewear on the corner tips. Complete 16 volumes. The volumes are: Volume I (5 volumes to I) . Conquest of Mexico, Conquest of Peru, Charles The Fifth, Philip The Second and Ferdinand And Isabella Volume II (5 volumes to II) Ferdinand And Isabella, Charles The Fifth, Conquest of Mexico, Conquest of Peru and Philip The Second, Volume III ( 4 volumes to III) Conquest of Mexico, Ferdinand And Isabella, Charles The Fifth, and Philip The Second, Life Of Prescott by Ticknor, and Biogrpahies and Miscellanies. The set weighs 24 pounds in a box [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis.

      Pub. Treuttel et Wurtz. Paris. 1824-1873 - 17 volumes bound in 21. All in half calf with matching marbled boards with the exception of vols 15-17 which have matching blue calf with a slightly different marbled design to boards. All volumes are published in Latin. Scattered foxing to contents, o/w. all 21 volumes are in very good condition. The boards of Vols. 1-14 show light rubbing to extremities. Very scarce in original publication. Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis, also known by its standard botanical abbreviation Prodr. (DC.), is a 17-volume treatise on botany initiated by A. P. de Candolle. de Candolle intended it as a summary of all known seed plants, encompassing taxonomy, ecology, evolution and biogeography. He authored seven volumes between 1824 and 1839, but died in 1841. His son, Alphonse de Candolle, then took up the work, editing a further ten volumes, with contributions from a range of authors. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage d'exploration en Indo-Chine effectué pendant les années 1866, 1867 et 1868

      Librarie Hachette, Paris 1873 - Text: contemporary French dark blue morocco-backed marbled paper-covered boards, spines gilt in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second, numbered in the third, previous owner's name 'Philastre' tooled in gilt at foot of each spine; atlas: original dark blue cloth-backed pale blue paper-covered boards, letterpress titling to upper covers, longitudinal gilt lettering to the flat spines Provenance: "Philastre" [?Paul-Louis-Felix Philastre (1837-1902)] (binding) Rare complete set of the first edition of the official printed record of the most important 19th-century exploratory expedition into Indochina: this copy with an intriguing provenance. This first edition was limited to 800 copies. The maps are after Garnier himself, whilst the views are taken from sketches by the expedition artist Louis Delaporte. These views, in conjunction with the fine illustrations in the text volumes, form a valuable and remarkably wide-ranging visual record of Indochina as a whole, with the depictions of the ancient capital of Laos at Viet Chan and Angkor in Cambodia being particularly impressive. Garnier was part of the French expedition under Captain Ernest Doudard de Lagrée which set out from Saigon in 1866 to explore the valley of the Mekong River in the hopes of finding a navigable route into south-western China. Garnier took command of the mission when de Lagrée died and he safely led the expedition to the Chinese coast via the Yangtze River. The expedition traversed almost 5,400 miles travelling through Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, mapping over 3,600 miles of terrain previously unknown to Europeans, and becoming the first westerners to enter Yunnan by a southern route. Subsequently, Garnier returned to France a hero, fought in the Franco-Prussian war, and finished the present account of the expedition before eventually returning to Indo-China to establish a colony in Tonkin. The name at the foot of the spines of the text volumes offers the intriguing possibility that the original owner of this set was Paul-Louis-Felix Philastre: naval officer, diplomat and French expert on the Far East. He first arrived in Cochinchina in 1861, and, after the death of Francis Garnier, it was he who, in 1861, negotiated a treaty with the emperor Tu Duc recognising the sovereignty of the Annam empire over Tonkin. Later, Philastre served as French ambassador to Cambodia, and he was also responsible for the first French translation of the Yi king. Cordier, BS, 329 ; Cordier, BI, 1012-1013. 4 volumes (text: 2 vols., large 4to [13 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches]; atlas: 2 volumes, folio [19 1/2 x 15 inches]). Text: titles in red and black, half-titles. Portrait frontispiece, 1 plate of medals, 12 maps and charts (4 coloured, 6 tinted), numerous illustrations (39 full-page); atlas: 12 maps, (2 double-page); 9 plans (2 double-page); 1 tinted lithographic aerial view; 48 plates on 40 sheets (6 double page, 2 engraved, 10 hand-coloured lithographs, 1 chromolithograph, 27 tinted lithographs). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Shakespeare (4 Volumes Complete)

      Virtue and Yorston, New York 1873 - Not dated ca 1874. 4 volumes in 4 parts. Large thick folioser. Gilt portrait of Shakespeare on the cover surrounded by intricate gilt artwork. Raised bands on the spine with gilt compartments and title. Boards are beveled. Endpages are patterned and made out of a very heavy matterial. Gilt on all edges. Each volume has several plates, listed Folios, with the painter and engraver of each plate in parts 1 and 3. 43 full-page engraved illustrations of works by Richard Dadd, Sir John Gilbert, C. R. Leslie, Daniel Maclise, and others There is some minor wear to the cloth and the gilt protrait on some parts. Some of the pages are tanning towards the edges. Plates are generally clean though. Binding is tight. Part one contains the editor's biography of Shakespeare. Size: Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pair of Blue Eyes, A

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1873. - Thomas Hardy on Frank SinatraHARDY, Thomas. A Pair of Blue Eyes. A Novel. In Three Volumes. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1873.First edition in book form (first published in Tinsleys’ Magazine from September 1872 to July 1873). One of presumably 500 copies printed. Three small octavo volumes. [6], 303, [1, blank]; [6], 311, [1, blank]; [6], 262 pp. Complete with half-titles.Bound ca. 1910 by Zaehnsdorf in three quarter green crushed morocco gilt over green cloth boards ruled in gilt. Spines lettered and decoratively tooled in gilt. Marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. With the bookplate of Anthony Conyers Surtees on front pastedown. A superb copy of this very rare title."Hardy’s third published novel, A Pair of Blue Eyes has often been overshadowed by the popularity of its successor, Far from the Madding Crowd. Yet it remains notable, not merely for showing the full emergence of those ironies of plot which characterize his later and better-known work but also for its autobiographical qualities. The setting, Stephen Smith’s profession, his reasons for going to Cornwall, and even his embarrassment about his class origins: all these echo the circumstances of Hardy’s courtship of Emma Gifford only shortly before he began writing the novel. The portrait of Elfride herself is perhaps the most interesting of Hardy’s several attempts to capture the charm he found in Emma at their first meeting" (The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English).Purdy, pp. 8-13. Sadleir 1112. Webb, pp. 6-7. Wolff 2986. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The March of Miles Standish

      Armstrong & Co., Boston 1873 - Large print illustrating a scene from the poem The Courtship of Miles Standish by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82). Standish, military captain of the Pilgrims colony at Plymouth, Massachusetts, is shown with his men and "their Indian guide" at dawn on their way to "quell the sudden revolt of the savage." Behind them is the ocean, with the Mayflower at anchor in the distance, as described in the poem. This print is listed in Peters¿ America on Stone as one of the outstanding works produced by Armstrong & Co. A copy of it is shown on the Library of Congress web site (see References). Beneath the image are the title and 12 lines from Part VII of the poem, "The March of Miles Standish." The Courtship of Miles Standish is a lengthy narrative poem written in 1858. Miles Standish was a real person, but the poem is almost entirely fictional. It tells the story of the courtship between Standish and Priscilla Mullins, and Mullins¿ eventual marriage to John Alden; the best-known line is probably her retort to Alden, "Why don't you speak for yourself, John?" J.E. Baker was likely Joseph E. Baker, a lithographer and pencil portraitist. He apprenticed in Bufford¿s lithography firm in Boston with Winslow Homer in 1857. He was working in New York City in the 1860s. Armstrong & Co. was a lithography firm founded by Charles Armstrong, which operated in Boston and New York from 1872 to 1876. They produced separately issued prints, views and portraits, some as premiums for subscribers to the Atlantic Monthly. Full publication information: Armstrong & Co. Lith. 43 Bristol St. Boston. Measures 16 x 27.5 inches, overall; 12.25 x 25 inches, image. Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall toning, wear, marginal abrasions. Few short marginal tears restored. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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