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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.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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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        Fine pair of unsigned cabinet photos by Rabending & Angerer, (1830-1916, Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary, his attack on Serbia in 1914 started World War I) & his wife ELISABETH (1838-1898, Empress of Austria, assassinated in 1898 by an Italian Maniac)]

      1873 - showing him head and shoulders, with a luxurious moustache and sideburns, wearing uniform, and her half length in a splendid gown, 6½" x 4¼", Vienna, no date, c.

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB]
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        Wee Tibbie's Garland; and other poems; With Portrait of Wee Tibbie and the Author

      James M'Geachy, Glasgow 1873 - (5), 142 p., (2) of adverts. This copy illustrated with a lovely photograph (looks like a salt print or a platinum print) of a little girl and an old man sitting, with rounded corners, captionned in pencil "Tibbie and her Father" (her father being the Author James Nicholson). Original green cloth with bumped corners and tears, but still holding fine. front hinge starting. Paper yellowed, but with no foxing. A good copy of a very scarce title (only two located in OCLC), with an unusual original photographic print. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Librairie Hachette et Cie, Paris 1873 - RO40238267: 8 tomes d'env. 600 pages chacun. Titres et tomaisons dorés sur les dos. Etiquettes de code sur les dos. Tampons de bibliothèque en pages de titre. Dos frottés, avec de nombreuses épidermures et quelques coiffes de tête abîmées. 'Les Grands Ecrivains de la France', Nouvelles éditions sous la dir. de Ad. Régnier. Nouvelle édition revue sur les plus anciennes impressions et les autographes, et augmentée par M. Paul MESNARD. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos à nerfs. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 840.04-XVII ème siècle [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Le livre de Patisserie.

      Paris, Librairie Hachette 1873.. Lex.-8°. Titel in Rot- u. Schwarzdruck u. m. kl. Holzst.-Vign., 2 Bll. (Inh. u. 1 ganzs. Holzstich-Porträt des Verf.)., VII(1), 506(2) S. Mit 10 chromolithogr. Tafeln (nach Ölbildern von E. Ronjat) u. 137 Holzst.-Illustr. im Text auf Tafelseiten. Leinenband d. Zeit m. goldgepr. Titel u. Verz. auf Rü., blindgepr. Deckelrahmen u. umseit. Goldschnitt (signiert: Vigneau & Pasquier). Einbd. lediglich an den Ecken u. Kapitalen m. geringf. Abriebspuren, im Text etw. gegilbt u. vereinz. stockfleckig, Tl. des Buchblockes im ob. Seitensteg etw. wasserrandig, 8 Seiten verdruckt (doppelt bedruckt u. dadurch kaum lesbar).. Vicaire 418; Drexel 983; Georg 1632; Schraemli 99. Erste und anscheinend wohl einzige Ausgabe von Gouffes bekanntem Konditoreibuch, das - im Gegensatz zu seinem ebenfalls beliebtem 'Livre de Cuisine' - nicht in deutscher Übersetzung erschien. Die Leistung des französischen Spitzenkochs Jules Gouffe (1807-1877) wird übereinstimmend als bahnbrechend für eine neue Küche und als besondere Wegmarke gewürdigt. Als erster trug er alle wesentlichen Rezepte der Haute-Cuisine-Küche und der einfachen Hausküche zusammen.

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        The Works of Charles Dickens: Household Edition: 27 Editions (Parts 25 to 53 with just Part 30 and 34 missing) July 1873 to November 1875

      London: Chapman & Hall 1873 - Fine set of these PB parts including b/w ills with none having been read as all pages are uncut. The only wear results from age and having been moved over the years. All spines are intact with just a few areas of loss and expected scuffing. Size: 19 x 26.5cm. **Heavy set - please contact bookseller for P&P costs**

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        Outline of the Method of Conducting a Trigonometrical Survey for the Formation of Geographical and Topographical Maps and Plans. With the most useful Problems in Geodesy and Practical Astronomy. FIRST WARREN EDITION IN FULL MOROCCO

      Lockwood 1873 - 8vo., Fourth Edition, with 16 engraved plates (a number double-page), and 115 woodcuts and numerous tables in the text; handsomely bound in red full morocco, back gilt with five raised bands, second and fourth compartments lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments tooled and ruled in gilt, uncut, original catalogue preserved, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. With 56pp publisher's catalogue bound in at end. Written for the use of junior officers of the Royal Engineers and those of the Honourable East India Company's Service, Frome's extensive treatise was first published from REE Chatham in 1839. Its value as a standard text was swiftly recognised in both military and civilian sectors and the third edition was exhausted by 1862. This is the fourth (first Warren) edition, considerably expanded as well as revised. A lovely copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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      J. B. Lippincott, Philadelphia 1873 - 189p. Illustrated with 84 full-page engraved plates. Original publisher's green cloth over beveled boards with stylized gilt spine titles and gilt vignette on upper cover, blind rules around the covers Hitchcock 595. Minor wear to extremes, but a bright copy. Quite scarce [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Columbian Book Company, Hartford, Conn 1873 - Thick 8vo, all edges gilt, Illustrated with 170 engravings, Frontis, Rebound in contemporary 3/4 dark dark brown leather with green cloth over the boards, Some bubbling to the cloth. Wear and a little lift-off to the board tip 620pp plus ads. Early edition [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. 13-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches. . Unframed, on board . 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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Devotions of Dame Gertrude More

      Art and Book Co 1873 - Hardcover book published by Art and Book Co., with no publishing date noted. The book is good plus with shelfwear, rubbed corners, browning to the pages (many which are still uncut) and a small tear to the title page. A nice example of a very scarce resource. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Organization of the Texas & Pacific Railway Company for 1873

      Texas & Pacific Railway Company, Marshall, TX, 1873. First Edition. Softcover (Saddle-stitched). Fair Condition. Includes a fold-out 23" x 18" color "Map of the State of Texas showing the Line and Lands of the Texas Pacific Railway, Reserved and Donated by the State of Texas". This map is dated 1873, and also shows the population of each Texas county. At that time, Washington County was the most populous Texas county with 23,104! There is also a Table of Distances on the map. The map is in excellent condition, except for one small (1") tear along one of the folds at the bottom. The front cover (paper) map are detached from the other pages. Size: 8mo - over 7 3/4" - 9 3/4" tall. 48 pp. Page edges are a bit tattered and worn, but none of the tears reach the text. Ex-library with minimal markings. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 pound. Category: Railways; History::Texas History; United States; 19th century; Inventory No: 001296. .

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        Modern Painters

      London, Smith, Elder & Co.,, 1873. 5 volumes, octavo. Bound in full red morocco, gilt titles, box design, and raised bands to spine, gilt rules to boards, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrated in volumes III, IV, and V. Slightly rubbed to edges otherwise internally clean, in good condition.

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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.. 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). 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).

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        The Fiend's Delight. By Dod Grile [pseud].

      London: John Camden Hotten, [1873]. - Bierce's first book, a collection of his San Francisco journalism published by agreement - an agreement he would soon regret - with the infamous London publisher John Camden Hotten. 8vo, original purple-brown cloth, gilt decorations and lettering. Vignette title-page and tailpiece. BAL 1096; Starrett 1. Edges a little rubbed; hinges just starting, but sound; some light foxing to the prelims; very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NUGGETS AND DUST PANNED OUT IN CALIFORNIA by Dod Grile [pseudonym]. Collected and Loosely Arranged by J. Milton Sloluck [pseudonym]

      London: Chatto and Windus, Publishers. (Successors to John Camden Hotten.), n.d.. [1873]. Small octavo, pp. [i-iv] [i-v] vi [9] 10-175 [176: blank] [1-8: ads dated 1873], true endpapers at rear imprinted with publisher's ads,. original pictorial yellow wrappers printed in black, red and blue, fore and bottom edges untrimmed.. Spine panel chipped and repaired, covers a bit creased, lightly. chipped at corner tips and dusty, small chip from fore-edge margin of. front free endpaper, a good copy of a fragile book which had no. hardbound issue and has never been reprinted. Bierce's scarcest book.. In a custom red cloth slipcase.(#115030). First edition. The author's second book. A collection of stories, sketches, epigrams, quips and witticisms. In general the seventeen very short stories, grouped together as "Crazy Tales," are satirical; revenge and death are frequent themes. Bierce's first short story, "The Haunted Valley," was published in the OVERLAND MONTHLY in 1871. "On Christmas Day of that year he married Mollie Day of San Francisco and several months later they went to England. During the next four years Bierce was on the staff of FUN... In 1872 he published, under the pseudonym of 'Dod Grile' and in confessed collaboration with Satan, THE FIEND'S DELIGHT, a 'cold collation of diabolisms,' and [in 1873] NUGGETS AND DUST PANNED OUT IN CALIFORNIA. Both books were collections of mordantly humorous sketches he had contributed to various California journals, while two years later a third volume, COBWEBS FROM AN EMPTY SKULL, containing many articles that first appeared in FUN, established the reputation of 'Bitter Bierce' as a vitriolic wit." - DAB. BAL 1099 (noted printing B without table of contents leaf [pages (vii)-viii]; terminal endpaper a; no sequence established). Starrett 2. Topp, Victorian Yellowbacks & Paperbacks III, p. 33. Baird and Greenwood 251.

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        Les stalactites.

      Alphonse Lemerre 1873 - - Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1873, 9,5x16,5cm, relié. - Nouvelle édition. Reliure en demi chagrin bordeaux à coins, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés orné de doubles caissons dorés agrémentés de motifs floraux dorés, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, tête dorée. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à son proche ami Edmond de Goncourt. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Thompson, London 1873 - Legatura parlante editoriale in percallina viola su cartone rigido, titolo e vignetta impressa in oro su tutto il piatto anteriore, titolo in oro al dorso e cornice impressa a secco sul piatto posteriore. 28 pagine non numerate, e 11 tavole litografiche a colori (su 12) su cartoncino  incollato editorialmente  ai fogli. L'opera, interessante seppur incompleta di una tavola, è arricchita da raffinate vedute a più colori raffiguranti il Monviso, Weisshorn, il Ruitor ed altre vedute alpine. Esemplare in buone condizioni,  piccola macchia la piatto anteriore, sporadiche fioriture alle tavole. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute, 1868-1872

      James Hughes, 1869-, Wellington 1873 - Five volumes, quarto, illustrations and plates, many folding and in colour; a handsome set finely bound in scarlet morocco, gilt, gilt arms on upper boards, all edges gilt. A finely-bound set of the {i Transactions of the New Zealand Institute}: a comprehensive record of the scientific endeavours undertaken in New Zealand in the years 1868-1872. The New Zealand Institute, now known as the Royal Society of New Zealand, evolved from the unification of five regional scientific organisations from Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury, Otago and Westland. Established under an Act of Parliament with a government grant of £500, the Institute provided a coordinated means of scientific communication through its publication of the {i Transactions}. The editor was James Hector, a pioneer explorer, geologist and natural scientist, who held the post of manager of the institute for thirty-five years following its inception. This collection represents the first five years of the institute's proceedings. The scope of the subjects covered is staggering and reflects the vigour and richness of scientific and intellectual life in this small community at the time, which was especially enriched by the participation in rigorous scientific debates by enthusiastic and learned amateurs as well as academics and professionals. As well as every possible scientific field, the {i Transactions} are particularly rich in information about the Maori people. This is a most attractive set of this important publication. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        'Marine-Bilder 1906' (Einbandtitel).

      . 29,3 x 40,5 cm. 30 Kartonbll. (davon 27 beklebt) auf Leinenfälzchen mit insges. 255 Original-Photographien (im Format von 3,5 x 5,7 bis 23,5 x 17,5 cm, meist 14 x 9,5 cm). Flexibler blauer Lederband der Zeit m. goldgepr. Titel u. schlichtem Rahmen auf Vorderdeckel, umseitigem Goldschnitt u. gemusterten Vorsätzen. An den Kapitalen etw. lädiert, Ecken berieben, Einband stellenw. m. Kratzspuren.. Einmaliges marinehistorisches Zeitdokument, aber auch aus kulturhistorischer Sicht von Bedeutung. Privates Photoalbum mit 255 Original-Photographien des Offiziers der k. u. k. Kriegsmarine Johannes Prinz von und zu Liechtenstein (1873-1959). Die meisten handschriftlich bezeichnet. Aufgenommen in der Zeit von 1906-11 während unterschiedlicher Stationen seiner militärischen Laufbahn. Darunter u. a. Aufnahmen vom Kaisermanöver 1906 in Dalmatien mit photographischen Aufnahmen von Schiffen der österreichischen Kriegmarine (Torpedoboot 'Krokodil', 'Miramar' etc.), von der Torpedobootsflotille 1908, dem Stapellauf der S.M.S. Admiral Spaun (30.10.09), sowie von der Stationierung Liechtensteins auf dem Torpedoboot Delfin (1908) bei einer Fahrt im dalmatinischen Raum und auf der S. M. S. 'Taurus', 1910-11. Die Aufnahmen zeigen neben Schiffen und Flottenformationen u. a. 'Türkische Arbeiter an Bord', 'Kameel Kämpfe in Kadikeuy', den 'Großen Brand in Stamoul, 23.7.11', 'Hingerichtete bei der Revolution', auch 2 Bilder auf denen u. a. [Graf Edmund Stephan Karl] Szechenyi (1839-1922) abgebildet ist und einem Photo von Erzherzog Franz Ferdinand. - Prinz Johannes von und zu Lichtenstein (1873-1959) wurde als Seeaspirant in die k. u. k. Kriegsmarine aufgenommen und durchlief dann alle Chargegrade bis zum Linienschiffskapitän. Er nahm u. a. an der Missionsreise auf der S. M. Corvette 'Saida' nach Ostasien und Australien (1892-94), einer Fahrt mit der S.M.S. 'Kaiser Karl VI.' nach Ostasien (1902-03) teil und war zweimal auf der S.M.S. 'Taurus' (1896 u. 1910/11) stationiert. Mehrmals war er beim Marine-Detachement in Budapest als Kommandant der Donau-Monitore tätig und zuletzt war er als Marine-Attache in Rom. (vgl. Frick, Alexander, Prinz Johannes von und zu Liechtenstein. [Nachruf]).

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        The Eustace Diamonds [First Edition]

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1873. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first UK edition of this Trollope triple-decker novel, bound in 3/4 blue leather with coordinated blue cloth, top edge of the closed page blocks gilded (rubbing to spine head of Volumes I and III, the leading edge of Volume II's front board shows rubbing through, modest rubbing through to the board corners); the third novel in Trollope's famed Palliser series which tells the tale of the adventuress Lizzy Greystock who Gerould describes as "the very beautiful, superficially clever and completely selfish daughter of an admiral who was no credit whatever to the British Navy". Lizzy Greystock beguiles the wealthy Sir Florian Eustace, traps him in marriage just prior to his death, and thereby comes into possession of a very expensive diamond necklace which she alleges to have been a gift to her from Sir Florian and which his family claims to be a non-tranferrable family heirloom. This American edition is the true first edition, published in October, 1872. A Very Good copy of the UK first edition of this installment in the Palliser series.

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        A Simpleton

      London - Chapman and Hall 1873 - A beautifully bound novel in three volumes by Charles Reade (1814- 1884) who was an English novelist and dramatistFirst edition. In three volumes complete. Reade began his literary career as a dramatist, and it was his own wish that the word 'dramatist' should stand first in the description of his occupations on his tombstone. As an author, he always had an eye to stage effect in scene and situation as well as in dialogue. Reade also produced three elaborate studies of character: Griffith Gaunt (1866), A Terrible Temptation (1871), A Simpleton (1873). The first of these was in his own opinion his best novel. Reade's novels were popular, and he was among England's highest-paid novelists; however, many libraries refused to carry his works on the grounds that they were indecent. Condition: Beautifully rebound in quarter cloth with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, in a lovely condition. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughoutwith onlythe odd spot and handling mark to pages. Overall: FINE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The American Journal of the Medical Sciences Volumes 65 thru 80

      Philadelphia: Henry C. Lea. Very Good. 1873-1880. 1/2 Sheep Cloth Covered Boards. ex-libris; gift plate on front pastedown; Wagner Bros. bookbinders stamp to end paper ; Contiguous Volumes 65-80; set gift of Byron Stanton, MD (Civil War surgeon in the 1st Ohio Light Infantry and 120th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Superintendent of the Northern Ohio Lunatic Asylum and founder of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists), whose name also appears on the bindings.; 8vo .

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        Comedias Inéditas. Tomo I. y Único.: Amor, Pleito y Desafío. - Amor Con Vistas - La Prueba De Los Amigos - Un Pastoral Albergue. - Relación De La Comedia Del Premio De La Hermosura.

      Colección De Libros Españoles Raros o Curiosos., Madrid 1873 - XV - 494pp. 1 h. En buen papel de hilo. Perfecto ejemplar, conservando las cubiertas originales, con una encuadernación de Brugalla, a media piel con puntas. Lomera con nervios. Corte superior dorado. =Comedias por primera vez impresas. Size: 8º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Paradise Lost

      London: Basil, Montagu, Pickering 1873 - 4to., full calf with morocco label printed in gilt; raised bands; hand-tooled ornate cover design, with a touch of rubbing to spine; custom made folding box. Pickering edition, with the library bookplate of Sir Coles Child (1862-1929 ). First baronet of Bromley Place, Kent, Child served as the chairman of the Kent Mental Hospital Committee. Shipping extra. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Broadside]: Corn Hall, Harleston. A Lecture on Charles Dickens (With Readings from some of his best Works) Will be delivered in the above hall, on Friday Evening, May 9th ... by John Trist ... Tickets to be had of Mr. Cann, Bookseller

      Harleston, [Norfolk, England]: T.S. Cann, Printer. [no date - probably 1873]. Broadside on light green paper. Approximately 15" x 20". Old folds and modest tears with several small and neat professional repairs at the folds on the verso, very good or better. A handsome and relatively large broadside advertising a lecture, and with a list of about a dozen readings from Dickens including "Scrooge the Miser," "Barkis is Willing," "Oliver Twist," "David Copperfield," and "Uriah Heep." In 1875 Trist wrote a little known book of short essays called Threads of Gossamer that treats of Dickens. We can find one mention of the printer Cann, also in 1875: the closest May 9th to that day would be either 1873 or 1879. .

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      Philadelphia. 1873.. 217pp. plus six folding maps. Original maroon cloth, gilt stamped spine. Small nicks and tears in maps, occasionally affecting text. "Map of North America Deliniating the Mountain System...." detached, text affected where torn. Overall, a very good copy with well-handled maps. Second edition, reprinted from Gilpin's THE CENTRAL GOLD REGION (1860). The first edition to appear under this title. A former governor of Colorado, he espouses his peculiar view of the future of the Anglo-Saxon race. Three maps of North America exhibit Gilpin's strange theories of climate, geology and civilization, while two maps show the parks of Colorado, and one the world. HOWES G192. GRAFF 1556. SABIN 27468.

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        Through The Looking Glass

      Macmillan, UK 1873 - 1st Edition 28th thous 1873. Printed one year after the 1st Edition and in the same format. The book is in the original cloth and very good. Rear board quite darkened in one area. Edges lightly rubbed. Light fraying to spine tips. Contents good. Bookplate square mark to inner page. Pages lightly soiled and marked. Gitt page edges. A good example of this classic work in the original cloth. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO ENLARGE. Digital images available upon request. Ref3161 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Phrenological Illustrations, or an Artist's View of the Craniological System of Doctors Called Gall and Spurzheim

      London: Republished for the Artist by Frederick Arnold, 86, Fleet Street, E.C, 1873. Later edition (7 shillings 6 pence , coloured). Oblong folio (280 x 380 mm.). Vignette title page, Verso "Re-Issue of 'Phrenological Illustrations' " , and one other leaf of letterpress. With 6 engraved hand- colored plates illustrating 34 figures. Bound in original brown cloth spine and printed paper over boards, with newspaper clipping of letter from Gilbert Dalziel tipped-in at ffep. Laid into a crimson cloth drop box. Cohn 178 (First edition) . Inscribed at the top of the title page "To George Dalziel with the best regards of Geo. Cruikshank / Janry. 1874." George Dalziel (1815-1902) and his brother Edward (1817-1905) founded Dalziel Brothers engravers in 1839 and were the most famous in their trade until photo-mechanical processes superseded the need for engravers. A fine association

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        Paradisea Minor [Lesser Bird of Paradise]

      [London: Daniel Giraud Elliot, 1873. A magnificent image from Elliot's Birds of Paradise, painted by Joseph Wolf, "without exception, the best all-round animal artist who ever lived' (Sir Edwin Landseer). Ornithological illustration reached its zenith 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 among 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.

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        STORIES OF INFINITY: LUMEN-HISTORY OF A COMET-IN INFINITY ... Translated from the French by S. R. Crocker

      Boston: Roberts Brothers,. 1873. 12mo, pp. [i-ii] iii-iv 5-287 [288: blank], flyleaves at front and rear,. original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind, brown coated endpapers.. Private owner's small book label affixed to front paste-down and his. name, address and date 25 February 1878 on verso of front flyleaf.. Underlining and interesting marginalia by the owner, a student or. professor at Urbana University, penciled throughout the text. Slight. spine lean, corner tips rubbed, a bright, tight, very good copy. An. interesting copy of an uncommon book. (#89835). First edition in English. LUMEN first appeared in French as RECITS DE L'INFINI in 1873; an enlarged edition followed in 1887 as LUMEN. The revised text of LUMEN was translated into English and published in New York in 1892 by Cassell (apparently an unauthorized edition) and in London in 1897 by Heinemann (apparently an authorized edition with further revisions by Flammarion). The earlier Roberts Brothers text follows Flammarion's original 1873 text. LUMEN is a story, in a series of dialogues, "of a being who has undergone a number of incarnations on other worlds, including planets round Capella, Gamma Virgo, Sirius and in the constellation Orion." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 84. LUMEN is "perhaps the single most innovative work in the entire literature of the scientific imagination. It is the first work to offer any real idea of the scale of the universe; the first to investigate the implications of the finite speed of light (and thus to toy with the notion of the relativity of space and time); and the first to examine the implications of evolutionary theory in the modeling of alien life-systems. In all these endeavors it was ahead of its time ... It is in Flammarion's work that we find the fountainhead of the mythology of alien beings ... Flammarion originated the mode of thought which is effective in modern science fiction's dealings with the category alien. LUMEN's affinity with modern science fiction goes further than this, because it is a work expressly directed to the cultivation of the sense of wonder (in whose cultivation, according to many readers, the prime virtue of modern science fiction lies)." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1294-98. The two other stories, "History of a Comet" and "In Infinity," the first a panoramic history of the solar system narrated by a passing comet, the second a spirit description of the universe, do not appear to have been reprinted in English after their initial appearance here. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-406. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 638. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 638. Locke, Voyages in Space 73. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 67. Reginald 05460.

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        Historia General de Francia desde la mas remota antigüedad hasta nuestros días. Redactada imparcialmente con presencia de los mejores datos históricos por . Adornandola unos 2000 bellos dibujos entre láminas sueltas, grabados intercalados en el texto,

      La Enciclopedia Ilustrada Tasso, Barcelona 1873 - holandesa rozada, interior bien conservado texto a 2 columnas, manchas del tiempo. retratos, etc, dibujos a lápiz de eminentes artistas como Doré, Philippoteaux, Fath, etc. 4 Volúmenes. 2385 págs.

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        Memorie storiche di Massa Marittima edite per cura di Olinto Comparini con note, documenti ed illustrazioni.

      Tip. Massetana,, Massa Marittima, 1873 - Due volumi di cm. 24,5, pp. 622 (2); 576. Con la pianta della città di Fabio Topi e 9 belle tavole fuori testo di vedute in litografia seppiata a due colori. Bross. orig decorata (priva del piatto anteriore del secondo volume). Esemplare genuino e marginoso, in ottimo stato di conservazione, a fogli chiusi. Edizione originale, non comune pubblicata in 80 dispense. Cfr. Platneriana; non in Lozzi. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Les Roses; Histoire - Culture - Description.

      Paris, J.Rothschild 1873 - 8vo. 2nd ed. 26.5 x 16.5 cms. 60 chromolithograph plates of roses, mostly with hand finishing, all tissue-guarded and some printed on tinted paper, many text wood engravings, contemporary full morocco with gilt lettering and decoration, all edges gilt. Corners very slightly rubbed, sporadic foxing not affecting plates which are bright and clean and finely coloured. Owner's book label on front pastedown and blind stamp on titlepage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recurrent Theology or Things New and Old : Christ : Shown as the Alpha and Omega of All Creation and Redemption the Only Way Truth Life Saving Name Master Lord Though : a Rock of Offense and as a Dividing Sword to Jews + Gentiles : Search the Scriptures

      Case Lockwood and Brainard Printers 1873 / Hartford Conn., Clean and Unmarked Text - Hardback : hard cover edition in good or better condition, some slight wear to edges, as normal for age of book. Overall good copy of this title. Excellent read. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand. Or would make a great gift for the fan / reader in your life. Some chipping at spine and corners, decorative embossed cover, cloth hard cover binding. Floral design on spine with gold titles. Some minor notes on ffep and presentation note. Book is in nice condition for 133 years old. Previous Owner Name/insc. Size: ~ SCARCE TITLE ~ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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