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        Paradisea Minor [Lesser Bird of Paradise]

      Daniel Giraud Elliot, [London 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.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Libreria il Bulino]
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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]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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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]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Prometheus Publications]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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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

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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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]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        GALERIE THEATRALE, COLLECTION DE 144 PORTRAITS EN PIED DES PRINCIPAUX ACTEURS ET ACTRICES QUI ONT ILLUSTRE LA SCENE FRANCAISE DEPUIS 1552 JUSQU'A NOS JOURS.

      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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS;

      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]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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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 STONES OF VENICE. Volume I - The Foundations: Volume II - The Sea Stories: Volume III - The Fall.

      Smith, Elder and Co. London. 1873-1874. - NEW EDITION. Limited to 1500 copies. Signed by Ruskin after the new preface, written for this new edition. 3 volumes. Large 8vo. (10.3 x 7.3 inches). Collations; V.1; xxii + 400 pp,-- V. 2; viii + 394 pp, -- V. 3; iv + 362 pp. Illustrated with 53 full page litho plates by Ruskin, some in colour. 38 smaller engravings throughout the text. Some minor foxing otherwise a very good set in fine leather bindings by Birdsall and Son of Northampton. Half tan morocco. Spines with wide raised bands, box ruled in gilt. Compartments double ruled and decorated in gilt. Green and brown labels, ruled and lettered in gilt. Grey cloth on boards with black ruled border and triple gilt ruled edge lines. Top edges gilt. ------- This copy was previously in the library of Robert Gregory, the son of Lady Gregory and the subject of four poems by W. B. Yeats after his death in 1918, including the moving poems "In memory of Major Robert Gregory" and "An Irish Airman forsees his death". Each volume has Gregory's bookplate, designed by himself and showing the lake at the family seat at Coole, County Galway. Gregory was a talented artist who studied at Slade school of art and staged an exhibition of his own work in Chelsea in 1914. In 1915, he signed up for the war effort, initially with the 4th Connaught Rangers. In 1916 he enrolled into the Royal Flying Corps. He became Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur in 1917 and was also awarded the Military Cross 'for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.' He died in 1918 when an Italian pilot mistakenly shot him down. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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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        Neues Parlamentsgebäude. [Wien]

      Wien, Ed. Hölzel, 1873. Chromolithografie nach Rudolf Alt. Bildausschnitt 25 x 38 cm, Blattgr. 53 x 41 cm. Nebehay-Wagner 36/11, Paulusch, Ikonographie Österreichs, W 1540. Wie immer bis an den Bildrand beschnitten und auf einen Trägerkarton montiert, auf der Rückseite gedruckter Titel, leicht wellig, Trägerkarton bestossen und fleckig, vereinzelt Reste von Seidenpapier in der Darstellung

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        Le Livre De Patisserie. Illustrated with 10 Chromolitho Plates

      Librairie Hachette, Paris 1873 - pp vii, 506. BINDING: Rebound in cloth with the original front wrapper pasted to front cover. CONDITION: Small damp stain to half title, occasional foxing, otherwise a very good copy. Size: 11 1/2 X 8 Inches.(29 X 20 cms) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There and Rhyme? And Reason?

      Macmillan and Co., London 1873 - Three volumes - 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland', [8], 192pp, (1875); 'Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There', [12], 224pp, [4], (1873) and 'Rhyme? And Reason?', xii, 214pp, [10],(1897). Recently rebound in uniform full morocco by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, author to fourth, bands bordered with gilt single rule, covers with gilt single fillet border, the two Alice books with central gilt device to upper and lower covers, gilt rules to inner dentelles, a.e.g. Externally fine, internally some very light browning / foxing, previous owners name to half-titles, but generally quite bright and clean. Now all housed in a velvet lined cloth slipcase [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SQUIRE SILCHESTER'S WHIM.

      London: Henry S. King & Co., 1873. - Three volumes. Original red cloth, decorated in black. Shaken, cloth a bit worn and soiled; some cracking of inner hinges; possible traces of labels removed from front covers, a couple small patches of erosion along upper joint of volume 3, still a good, sound set/ First edition of this novel, dedicated "To Frederick Locker, Poet and Friend of Poets." A presentation copy, inscribed by the author's wife on the front free endsheet of volume one: "To James Allwright from Frances Collins. Knowl Hill, February 1873," and with similar inscriptions in volumes two and three. With the recipient's signature ("Allwright") in the first and second volumes. Wolff writes: "Rather raffish in his younger days and with an inflated self- esteem, given to classical puns and irritating mannerisms, Collins had genuine talent. He infuriated his enemies and inspired great affection in his friends. He deeply loved both his first wife and his second, Frances Cotton, who collaborated with him on his later books, but who allowed her name to appear with his only after he had died untimely, leaving her in difficult financial circumstances. Collins' books are exceptionally hard to find . Several times I have ordered and missed titles I needed. Collins emerges as an interesting second-rater, a figure of pathetic jauntiness." The Wolff collection includes a copy Collins' rare suppressed novel, SWEET ANNE PAGE (3 vols., 1868) that also was presented to Allwright. WOLFF 1336. SADLEIR 580.

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        Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There

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

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        Life and Correspondence of Field Marshal Sir John Burgoyne

      London: Richard Bentley, first edition , 1873. 2 volumes. 506 pages; 508 pages. Frontispiece portrait and frontispiece letter. A near fine pair in the publisher's maroon cloth. The first volume has 265 pages on the Peninsula based on the journal which Burgoyne kept whilst serving as an engineer under Moore and Wellington. The second volume has 350 pages on the Crimean War.

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        New Statistical and Topographical Atlas of the United States with maps showing the Dominion of Canada, Europe and the World.

      New York: Asher & Adams, [1873]. - Folio, (17 ¾ x 13 inches). 42 lithographed maps with original stencil color (slightly toned, occasional spotting). Modern red morocco, original publisher's brown cloth, lettered in gilt (extremities worn with one or two chips). Second edition, first published the previous year. Asher & Adams was a publishing firm active in the 1860s and 1870s who specialized in detailed and colorful atlases, in particular, those of the various states and counties. Starting in the 1870s they were among the first to replace many topographical features with railroad tracks, as here, signaling the growing importance of transcontinental travel. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Turpin and Bess: A Romance of the Road

      London: E. Head,, c.1873. By the Author of "Britus, the Pride of the Arena"; "Amutius, the Boy Lion-Killer"; "the Boys of Canem Academy"; "The Brother of the Rose and Cross"; "Forecastle Fred"; etc., etc., etc. Octavo (236 × 159 mm) Contemporary sage green embossed cloth, title gilt to the spine. iv, 116 pp. Frontispiece and 14 three-quarter page wood-engraved illustrations. Cloth just a little rubbed and mottled at the spine, endpapers browned, frontispiece partly coloured, neatly, by a child, light browning, a few splits and spots First edition, extremely uncommon, no other complete copy traced, the copy in the Barry Ono Collection at the BL having only the first nine parts, lacking all after p. 72. A note in the BL catalogue traces a record of the publisher in the 1873 Post Office London Directory, the other titles mentioned on the title page are unfindable, the author untraceable. This excellent example of a desperately uncommon Penny Dreadful is unmarked as such but comes from the collection of Peter Haining.

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        The Lands of Cazembe. Acerda's Journey to Cazembe in 1798. Translated and Annotated by Capt. R.F. Burton

      London: Published by the Royal Geographical Society. John Murray, 1873 - First Edition. 8vo. Folding map. Original blue cloth. A few scattered traces of foxing, minor rubbing at extremities. A near fine copy. Penzer pp. 89-90 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Note sur un système d'appareils électro-sémaphoriques pour l'exploitation des chemins de fer à deux voies par sections ou pour l'exploitation à simple voie adopté au chemin de fer du Nord (envoi autographe au général Morin, le Ministre de la Guerre)

      1873 - In-4° relié demi-chagrin vert de l'époque, dos à quatre nerfs, titre gravés. Une coiffe inférieure légèrement émoussée sinon bel exemplaire. Plat de couverture conservé comportant un envoi autographe de Lartigue et Forest au Général Morin, 16 pp. lithographiées d'explications suivies d'une immense planche dépliante à 12 pans representant le sémaphore - - - On trouve relié à la suite : LARTIGUE et FOREST : Sifflet électro-moteur pour locomotive système Lartigue et Forest Digney, frères constructeurs à Paris (bel envoi encore au Général Morin qui a certainement fait relier ces deux textes internes au Chemin de Fer Français et jamais diffusés dans le public), plat de couverture conservé, 8 pages de notes et une tres grande planche dépliante à 12 pans présentant l'invention. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SONGS FROM THE SOUTHERN SEAS, AND OTHER POEMS

      Boston: Roberts Bros., 1873.. Gilt decorated brown cloth, t.e.g. Extremities a bit rubbed, head and toe of spine slightly frayed, cloth faintly darkened, but about very good. First edition of the transplanted Fenian's first book, warmly inscribed by him in the upper margin of the title-page: "To W. D. Sanborn Esq. with the regards of his friend John Boyle O'Reilly." Many of the poems herein partake of his transport to and escape from Australia after his conviction for his Fenian activities. BAL 15195.

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        Gorgeous framed display of a General George Custer signed check payable to Mrs. Clifton on Valentine?s Day accompanied by a rare, original cabinet photo of Custer

      Partly Printed Check Signed ?G A Custer,? 7? x 2.75?. Louisville, Kentucky, February 14, 1873. Filled out by Gen. Custer. Drawn on Planters National Bank of Louisville, payable to ?Mrs. Clifton? or ?order?for ?Twenty? Dollars. 2¢ George Washington Internal Revenue stamp neatly reaffixed at lower left. Two tiny holes at left. Bank cancellation tear not near Custer?s signature. Endorsements on verso show through in two places, one passes through the ?G? of signature. One endorsement prepared for Mrs. Clifton?s ?X? mark was erroneously penned by the witness ?Mrs. Clayton? instead. Displayed with a rare, original cabinet photo of Custer in a gorgeous framed presentation. Fine condition.Custer?s 7th U.S. Cavalry was stationed at Taylor Barracks, Elizabethtown, Kentucky, from October 1871 to March 1873. They were sent to Kentucky to put an end to illegal distilleries and to restrain the Ku Klux Klan and the bushwhackers. In 1868, the post?s quartermaster?s clerk, Harry O. Clifton

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        Lenore. Symphonie. (No. 5 in E dur) für grosses Orchester. Op. 177. Partitur

      1873-01-01. Unknown Binding. Good. Ex library copy with some of the usual markings. No jacket; mild shelfwear - but nothing severe. Music crisp and clean.

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        Autograph Letter, signed, to Hon. E.[lihu] B.[enjamin] Washburne, U.S. Minister at Paris, France

      Hiram, Ohio, june 17, 1873 - In this letter Garfield writes as an Ohio Congressman to introduce Mrs. Helen M. Barnard to the US Minister in Paris during her survey of conditions for emigrants on board steamships, especially as concerns women and children, as commissioned by the Secretary of the Treasury, William A. Richardson. Barnard was a government clerk, journalist, and an original member of the Universal Franchise Association, and an associate of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton (see "The Selected Papers of SBA and ECS", Rutgers, 2000, Vol. 2, p. 591). Barnard submitted her report to the Secretary on December 1, 1873, which included recommendations for standardization of schedules and transit fares, measures to avoid overcrowding, and other matters. It was uncommon at the time for a woman to hold such a position, a fact that Barnard acknowledged in closing her report, wherein she remarked that the good treatment she received from agents and officials "was especially gratifying- as the appointment of a woman [is] an innovation upon established customs." The addressee, Elihu B. Washburne (1816-1887), severed as Secretary of State under Ulysses S. Grant, and was the sole diplomat to remain in Paris during the Franco- Prussian War, during which time he provided important humanitarian and diplomatic support, efforts recognized by both French and German governments 11 x 8.5 inches. 1 leaf. Old folds

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        KANSAS PACIFIC R.R. IN CONNECTION WITH OLD RELIABLE HANNIBAL, ST. JOSEPH AND QUINCY SHORT LINE. THIS GREAT THROUGH PASSENGER ROUTE IS THE SHORT LINE AND BEST ROUTE TO THE EAST, NORTH OR SOUTH

      Leavenworth: John C. Ketcheson, Times Steam Job Printing House, [1873]., 1873. 12mo. 13" x 13 1/2' sheet, printed in black & white, opens to time tables and a half sheet map, lots of promotional text in various eye-catching fonts with pointed fingers. Half sheet map is a map of the Hannibal & St. Joseph Rail Road Line, "The only line running four fast trains over the Missouri and Mississippi on bridges with Sleeping Palaces and Palace Day Coaches bet. Missouri River and Quincy, Chicago, Toledo, Indianapolis and Cincinnati, over elegantly equipped roads. Miller's Patent Couplers and Platforms on all trains. The celebrated Westinhouse Air Brake on all trains!" Some wear and discreet archival tape reinforcement at a few folds, else a good copy. The map has good detail from Chicago and Cincinnati west through Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and into Colorado.

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        Briefwechsel und Tagebücher des Fürsten Hermann von Pückler-Muskau. Aus dem Nachlaß hrsg von Ludmilla Assing-Grimelli.

      Hamburg, Hoffmann & Campe, bzw. (ab Bd 3:) Berlin, Wedekind & Schwieger, 1873-1876. 9 Bände. Zus. LXVI, 4160 S. (u. beilieg. Autograph, s.u.). Gr.8vo (21 x 14 cm). Hellbraune Halblederbde d. Z. mit 2 farb. RSchildern, RVergold. und marmor. Deckelbezug, Lederecken (Rücken u. Kapitale teils berieben, kanten teils etwas beschabt).. Goedeke XIV, 714, 401. WG 12.- Die seltene Originalausgabe (kein Reprint!) des vielfältigen Briefwechsels des Fürsten und großen Parkgestalters. Enthält u.a. Reisetagebücher und vermischte Aufsätze sowie die Briefwechsel mit zahlreichen bedeutenden Zeitgenossen, u .a mit Bettina v.Arnim, Ida Gräfin Hahn-Hahn und mit seiner Gattin Lucie von Hardenberg.. Ein kulturgeschichtliches Dokument ersten Ranges, im Originaldruck wie hier kaum noch komplett auffindbar. Herausgeberin war die Nichte Varnhagens, die auch eine Pückler-Biographie verfaßte. Dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar (Vorsätze erneuert).- Papierbedingt gebräunt, wenige schwache Bleistift-Anstreichungen. - Beiliegt: Handschreiben (Billett) des Fürsten: Glückwunsch an ein (nichtgenanntes) Ehepaar zur Geburt des "künftigen Stammhalters", signiert u. dat:. Branitz, d. 10.Sept. (18)59 (auf Doppelblatt Din A 5).

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        Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

      Geo. M. Smith Co, 1873. Hardcover. Very Good. Boston: Geo M. Smith and Company, 1873. First American edition, second and usual issue, lacking "The End" on page 303; preceded in America by the Osgood issue, of which all but an estimated 30 copies were destroyed in the Great Boston fire. In Very Good condition, with recently repaired front and rear hinges. Pages show some age-related staining, creasing. Engraving at page 66 shows a large, closed tear. Previous owner name and stamp in several places throughout book, with a clipping of Verne tipped in at prelim. Edge wear and rubbing to gilt and cloth, darkening to spine, with chipping at spine ends and a short tear to the cloth at the top of the rear gutter. A lovely copy.

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        An English and Arabic Dictionary, in Two Parts; Arabic and English, and English and Arabic,

      London: Bernard Quaritch,, 1873. in which the Arabic Words are represented in the Oriental Character, as well as their Correct Pronunciation and Accentuation shown in English Letters. Second Edition, carefully Corrected, Improved and Enlarged; also containing a Number of Extracts and Illustrations from the Best Arabic Writers, especially the "Arabian Nights" and the "Hariri". Octavo (210 × 134 mm), neatly rebound in blue buckram, title gilt to the spine, retaining the original free endpapers. Original front free and title page with fore-edges professionally reinforced, light browning, very occasional foxing, very good. First published in 1858. This copy with armorial bookplate of Sir Francis Reginald Wingate reimposed to the front pastedown, and his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, together with a small ink-stamp denoting it as his "Private" copy. An attractive provenance, Wingate "should be regarded, together with Kitchener, Slatin, and perhaps Jackson, as one of the Founding Fathers of the Anglo-Egyptian Condominium. A brilliant Director of the Egyptian Army's Intelligence Department for many years, a fluent Arabist and the longest-serving Sirdar and Governor-General of the Sudan …" (Keown-Boyd, Soldiers of the Nile, p.203). The compiler was a Syrian, who was Soliman Pasha's secretary for some years, and served as chancellor and dragoman to the Prussian Consulate-General at Beirut. On publication of the first edition it was described in the Athenaeum as "a most acceptable contribution to Oriental literature; the English and Arabic part especially will be an invaluable aid to travellers in the East, and to all Englishmen who have occasion to study Arabic" (29 January, 1859).

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        Lombard Street:

      New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Co.,, 1873. A Description of the Money Market. Octavo. Original brick red net-grain cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, abstract decorations in black, pale yellow endpapers. Spine ends slightly nicked, corners a bit bumped. An excellent copy with gilding still bright. First US edition, published the same year as the first UK edition and bound to the same design except for the publisher's name in gilt at the foot of the spine. Described by J. M. Keynes as "an undying classic", Lombard Street analyses the operation of the British financial system, focusing on the economic role of the Bank of England. Bagehot's recommendation that the Bank alter gold reserves based on economic cycles was highly influential, and the book was considered authoritative into the 20th century. "The wonderful clearness of Bagehot's power of statement, his exact knowledge of the subject treated on, together with his firm grasp of economic theory, have caused this volume to exert an influence which few books on a subject naturally so dry have possessed" (Palgrave I, p. 81).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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