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      1873. In Two Volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 1873. Original terra-cotta cloth decorated in black and lettered in gilt. First Edition of this monumental (1000-plus page) work. Trollope resigned from his postal service position, with his wife sold their "Waltham House" and moved to London, and then (with their cook!) sailed from Liverpool in May 1871 upon a trip to Australia -- the immediate reason being to visit their son Fred and in particular to attend his wedding that December. Before leaving, Trollope arranged with his publisher Chapman & Hall to write "a solid, informative book on Australia and New Zealand, conceived as an aid to young men and women wishing to emigrate to the Antipodes... He himself describes the book as 'dull and long'; it was written on the spot, from day to day, with what he calls 'unflagging labour for a period of fifteen months'" [Hennessy] (Also, Trollope used the two-month passage to Melbourne to write his novel LADY ANNA -- beginning on the first day out of Liverpool, writing precisely 66 pages of manuscript every day, with precisely 250 words per page.)~AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND was published with eight color maps, four in each volume -- one page-sized (the Vol I frontispiece), but the other seven larger folding ones. Sadleir indicates where the eight maps are bound in (generally at the beginning of each territory) -- and in this set, that's where they are; we've also handled a set with original "raised rear endpapers" providing sleeves for the seven folding maps (a variant not cited by Sadleir). ~This set is in the primary binding, with the decorated covers and dark green endpapers. (The following year C&H also issued the work in a scaled-down edition, consisting of four much more moderately-sized volumes and uncolored maps.) Condition of these entire volumes is bright and nearly fine, with some cracking of the endpapers but scarcely any external wear; other than a few short folding-edge tears, the maps are fine as well. In our opinion this is a scarce Trollope title, especially in this condition. Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 40. Provenance: each volume bears the bookplate and signature of the German painter and lithographer Fritz Reiss (1857-1915).

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        Report in Relation to the Entertainment of His Imperial Majesty the Shah,

      London: Presented to the Court of Common Council, 2nd October, , 1873. in the Guildhall of the City of London, on Friday, the 20th of June, 1873. [together with;] Entertainment to His Majesty The Shah of Persia. Description of the Guildhall with Programmes of Music. [and;] a colour-printed ticket and menu for the reception. The first-named, foolscap quarto (332 × 212 mm) Original green printed card wraps. The second, octavo (212 × 131 mm). Original pink printed card wraps. The Report with 2 folding, hand-coloured lithographic floor-plans, full-page table plan, plates of ticket designs and menus; the Entertainment with a folding hand-coloured lithographic plan; accompanied by an unused example of the large (459 × 274 mm) colour-lithographed admission ticket to the reception with its "coupon," and a similar menu (285 × 184 mm). Some slight rubbing and soiling of the wraps, but overall very good indeed. First and only editions. Of the Report, COPAC records the Guildhall copy only, OCLC adding a copy in Leiden, a single copy of the Entertainment located at Chicago, both extremely uncommon. The Report contains a full subscriber's list, impressions of the various tickets, a table plan for the Royal Table, menus, programmes of dances, and the text of the Mayoral address, in both English and Farsi; the Entertainment - more by the way of a programme has a history of the Guildhall, programmes for the performances of the bands of the Coldstream and Grenadier Guards and the Royal Artillery, and a simplified floor plan. The ticket to the reception, printed by Blades, East and Blades features a portrait of the Shah, the arms of the city of London and of the Persian royal house, ornately printed in red, blue, green, sepia, and gold. The menu is similarly decorative, featuring a wonderful Islamic-style border. Nasir al-Din Shah Qajar was the first Shah of Persia to visit Europe in modern times, his travels seem to have been an effort to obtain some influence in the power-struggle being played out between Britain and Russia on his northern borders. He was fascinated by the technological advances he saw, and introduced a number of western innovations to Persia, including a modern postal system, train transport, a banking system and newspaper publishing. He was also the first Iranian to be photographed. The Shah was sumptuously entertained during his visit, and was appointed a Garter Knight by the Queen, the first Persian to be so honoured. His admiration for western ways and his perceived deference to the European powers were certainly factors that contributed to his assassination in 1896 by a follower of the Islamicist Jamal-al-Din Afghani. Highly uncommon, unusual and attractive group relating to the origins of modern European - Middle Eastern diplomacy.

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

      London : Mackenzie, 1873. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : 2 v. In 4 : ill ; 31 cm. Contains engravings of Yorkshire scenes, individuals and buildings. Subject: Woolen and worsted manufacture - Wool trade and industry - History. Civil engineering - Mechanical engineering. Yorkshire (England) - Description and travel. Commerce Very good copies all in the original, elaborately gilt-tooled and decorated cloth over beveled boards. Impressively re-cased in matching cloth with contrasting, gilt-blocked title and colume label indications. Minor library marks remain internally. Minor, scattered marginal foxing. Remains an uncommonly well-preserved set; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered.

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        Nordisk Skaktidende

      xi+[3]-294 pages with diagrams, tables and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 6") bound in three quarter leather with gilt lettering to spine. Volume 9. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 5999) First edition.The Nordisk Skaktidende was the first Danish periodical founded (in 1873) and edited by two strong Danish players, Oskar Theobald Malmqvist and Søren Anton Sørensen. It lasted until 1881 with volume 9. In the May, 1881 edition there appeared two games that had been conducted by Prince Dadian during the St. Petersburg amateur tournament in which he took first prize.Condition:Cover scraped, corners bumped and rubbed, page 19/20 damp stained with edge reinforced. Some occasional marginalia else a good copy.

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      1873. Translated by Geo. M. Towle. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1873. Original terra-cotta cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, beveled. First Illustrated American Edition of this famous tale of the circumnavigation of the globe by Phileas Fogg and Passepartout. Osgood came out with a small unillustrated volume, the first edition in English, titled THE TOUR OF THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS, in 1873 (the same year as the original French edition). An illustrated British edition was published in late 1873, and this American illustrated edition was prepared from that one. As Edwards has pointed out, there are a few copies of Osgood's illustrated edition dated 1873 (such as this one); however, due to apparent "production problems that caused the spine to crack and chip when read," copies dated 1873 are today "very scarce" -- making 1874-dated copies generally collected as the earliest obtainable American illustrated edition.~This copy is in terra-cotta cloth; we have also had green (no priority). It is a very nearly fine copy (a few tiny nicks in the spine ends), with the binding clean and bright and the many plates free of foxing. 1873-dated copies do not seem to turn up in any better condition. Taves & Michaluk V011; Myers 54.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        The Silver Sunbeam: A Practical and Theoretical Text-Book on Sun Drawing and Photographic Printing: Comprehending All the Wet and Dry Processes at Present Known, with Collodion, Albumen, Gelatine, Wax, Resin, and Silver

      New York: E. & H. T. Anthony & Co., 1873. Eighth Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/No Dust jacket. Rare early book on photography of the early days - the desirable Eighth Edition, enlarge, improved, and illustrated with numerous woodcuts. Clean maroon pebbled boards with gold lettering on spine. Spot of wear to base of spine corner, slight fading to spine, otherwise in exceedingly good condition. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with previous owner bookplate on blank fly leaf. Fold-out table at front of book "Table of the Distances between the Object and the Center of the Lens; the Image and the Center of the Lens; and of the Sum of these Distances." 573 pages + 12 index pages + 45 pages of photographic apparatus and services advertising at rear of book. Protected in clear removable mylar cover.

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        Church Architecture Plans Elevations And Views Of Twenty-One Churches And Two School-Houses Photo-Lithographed From Original Drawings With Numerous Illustrations, etc

      NY: A.J. Bicknell, 1873. First edition. Hardcover. Recased in green cloth with original front cover, decorated and lettered in blind laid-down. Fine./No Dust Jacket. 22 pages in text. Large folio, 48 x 36 cm. Fifty-one lithographed plates with descriptive letterpress, plus thirty-seven text illustration, and chromolithograph plate of Minton tiles. Twenty-one churches and two school houses presented -- plans, elevations and views. Title page in red and black, decorative red border frames text contents. Considered a premier work of 19th century American architectural literature. KARPEL T677, notes F.R. Kowsky's monograph on Withers who stated stated this work was among the first American works to be considered elegant architecture. HITICHCOCK 1414. Fresh, clean copy; small library stamp on title the only ex-library marking (plates are unstamped).

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        The tourist's picturesque guide to London and its environs

      The Graphotyping Co. [etc, 1873. Unknown Binding. Acceptable. London: The Graphotyping Company, 1872. Paper over cardboard stock (the board perhaps a modification by prior owner). 162 pp., plus numerous advertisements. In fair condition, with front board detached and rear board plus pp. 159 ff also detached. Pages 147-158 hanging (literally) by a thread. Text block is excellent and both fold-out maps (London; Environs) are attached, clean and clear. Short tear in London map. Only marking we find is penciled at top of title page ("A. G. Dickinson / London 1873"). Extraordinarily scarce, with only 3 copies held in collections (London, Cambridge, Edinburgh).

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      1873. or, The Marvellous and Exciting Adventures of Pierre Aronnax... translated from the French. One Hundred and Ten Illustrations. (Edition of James R. Osgood & Co.) Sold Only by Subscription. Boston: Geo. M. Smith & Co., 1873. Originial green cloth decorated in gilt and black. 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 for 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 about that many of them over the past two decades (all between $12,000 and $29,500), so our guess would be more like 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 does not have gilt page edges -- a deluxe feature for which the original buyer paid extra (not an issue point of precedence); the majority of copies does not have all edges gilt. On the final page of text, "THE END" is absent; some copies have "THE END," some do not, and a few have it partially printed -- indicating that this is merely a question of type slippage during a single print run, and not an "issue point" as some dealers have asserted.~As for condition, this is a very good-plus copy, with the decorative front cover unusually clean and bright; the gilt on the spine is a little rubbed, there are a few tiny nicks in the spine ends, and the rear endpaper is cracked. Taves & Michaluk V006; Myers 56.

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        Theorie der Transformationsgruppen... Unter mitwirkungen von Dr. Friedrich Engel. 3 vols.Leipzig: B.G. Teubner, 1888-1890-1893.

      First edition of Lie's major treatise in which he laid the foundations of the theory of continuous transformation groups, i.e., Lie groups. Parkinson, Breakthroughs, p. 416.<br/><br/> "It was during the winter of 1873-74 that Lie began to develop systematically what became his theory of continuous transformation groups, later called Lie groups leaving behind his original intention of examining partial differential equations... "Although Lie was producing highly innovative mathematics, he became increasingly sad at the lack of recognition he was receiving in the mathematical world. One reason was undoubtedly his isolation in Christiania, but a second reason was that his papers were not easily understood, partly through his style of writing and partly because his geometrical intuition greatly exceeded that of other mathematicians. Klein, realising the problems, had the excellent idea of sending Friedrich Engel to Christiania to help Lie.<br/><br/> "Engel had received his doctorate from Leipzig in 1883 having studied under Adolph Mayer writing a thesis on contact transformations. Klein recognised that he was the right man to assist Lie and, at Klein's suggestion, Engel went to work with Lie in Christiania starting in 1884. He worked with Lie for nine months leaving in 1885. Engel then was appointed to Leipzig and, when Klein left the chair at Leipzig in 1886, Lie was appointed to succeed him. The collaboration between Engel and Lie continued for nine years culminating with their joint major publication <i>Theorie der Transformationsgruppen</i> in three volumes between 1888 and 1893. This was Lie's major work on continuous groups of transformations." (MacTutor). <br/><br/>. 3 volumes, 8vo (236 x 162 mm), contemporary red half morocco with gilt spine lettering, pp. x, 632; vi, [2] 554 [2]; xxviii, 830 [2]. A fine set

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        Stockholm[: aqvarelle-lithografier och tontryck ]

      Tryckt hos Slachter & Seedorf, Stockholm. [1873] - Oblong folio. 39 x 55 cm. Title page (in manuscript) + 14 colour printed lithographs. All. Fine views of Stockholm in the 1870s. Lively images depicts the city from classic vantage points. Beautiful vistas, "Down-town" areas and important buildings are shown, teeming with people, carriages, steam boats etc. Among the depicted buildings you can find the newly erected Grand Hotel and the Royal Library. The album gives an interesting insight on how life was in Stockholm in the 1870s. Otto August Mankell was an architecht, illustrator and lithographer. He executed several fine panoramas. His most famous is a bird s eye panorama of Stockholm from the west, which was internationally recognized. He made two fine plate books with city views. The present one of Stockholm and another one on Gothenburg in 1884, containing 20 plates. Beautiful contemporary blind pressed boards in brown cloth. Calf spine. Elaborate gilt ornamentations and title in gilt at the front board and the spine. Gilt edges. Some wear and scratches to the binding. More to the board edges. Spine ends slightly damaged. Bumped corners. Some creases, tears and a couple of losses to the guard papers. Some browning to the end papers. Last plate with slight offsetting to the margins. Two plates with a small spot or two to the margins. Images in fine condition. A very nice and clean copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Two Years in Peru, with Exploration of its Antiquities. : By Thomas J. Hutchinson, ... With map by Daniel Barrera, and numerous illustrations In two volumes.

      London : Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, Crown Buildings, 188, Fleet Street., 1873 .. First edition. A very good two volume set in matching binding. 8vo. 9.00" x 5.75" x 1.50" . Original red cloth over bevelled boards, with black and gilt decoration, edges rubbed and bumped. Spines sunned with bright gilt titles and volume numbers. Original brown endpapers. Library label to verso of each front board: "Freemasons' Hall Library, Leicester". Ink inscription to front free-endpaper: 'Freemasons' Hall Library Leicester. Purchased by Committee Oct. 1882'. Clean text and illustrations throughout, just a couple of small tears to page edges (now carefully repaired). Two volumes: Vol. I. pp.24/pp.343 ; Vol. II. pp.12/pp.334/pp.48 illustrated with 31 plates (1 folding), plus coloured folding map. Vol. II. ends with a 48-page list of works published by Sampson Low, Marston and Co. A very good set.** "Thomas Joseph Hutchinson (1820-85) was a Anglo-Irish explorer, born at Stonyford County Kilkenny Ireland. He studied medicine. After a trip to West Africa in 1851, he was chief surgeon on the Niger expedition (1854-55). After two years as English Consul at the Bight of Biafra and Fernando Po, he became governor of the latter place (1857) and in 1861 was transferred to the consulate at Rosario in Argentina, where he took part in the Salado expedition of 1862. In 1870 he was appointed Consul at Callao and three years later retired to his Irish home. He wrote:Narrative of the Niger Tshadda Binuë Exploration (1855); Impressions of Western Africa (1858); Ten Years' Wandering among the Ethiopians (1861); Buenos Ayres and Argentine Gleanings (1865); Parana and South American Recollections (1868); Two Years in Peru (1873); Summer Rambles in Brittany (1876). *** " Two Years in Peru appeared in London in 1873. The book was published in two volumes, and it is a compilation of Hutchinson's trips and archaeological explorations in the Andean country. The first chapters include accounts of the journey from Liverpool to Lima, with full descriptions of the Strait of Magellan, Tierra del Fuego and Punta Arenas, the indigenous people of southern Patagonia and Chile, the Chiloé archipelago, Valparaíso, Santiago, Iquique and Tarapaca, and of his arrival at Callao, a major port near Lima. In the chapters that follow, there are scientific deliberations, including medical, ethnographic and archaeological observations of places in central and northern Chile, present-day Bolivia and south Peru. On Lima and its port, Callao, the author included reports and statistical information on trade, agricultural production, industry, shipping, railways and mining, as well as security, health, education, immigration policies, demographic information, local politics and even customs - among them the 'sleepiness' - of the Peruvian people. Both volumes are richly illustrated, including numerous pencil sketches by José Maria Zaballa and John Schumaker, and a number of heliotype pictures, a higher-resolution photographic technique which was pioneered in the 1870s in Lima by V.L. Richardson." See Murray, Edmundo. 'Sr. Hutchinson, otra vez, no dice V. nonsenses, no tonterrias': A Bigoted Response to Thomas J. Hutchinson's Two Years in Peru (1873

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        Our Journal In The Pacific By The Officers Of The H.M.S. "Zealous"

      Longmans, Green, And Co., London 1873 - A beatifully preserved copy in all respects. Now re-bound in full grained sea blue leather with the illustration from the original cloth edition centered on the front panel. The spine has six compartments and is lettered in gilt. Profusely illustrated and with a large fold-out map present at the rear of the book. Twenty four pages of ads present at the rear. Contains the voyage across the Isthmus of Panama and descriptions of San Francisco, Vancouver and Vancouver Island as well as journies to The Sandwich Islands, Honolulu and Mazatlan. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1873. First American Edition. Hardcover. Fraying to spine tips. The light-colored cloth is foxed and soiled. The first sentence of most of the chapters have a pencil notation that seems to be the reader's response to the chapter titles. Very Good and quite uncommon. Issued in the Leisure Hour Series. Publisher's decorated cloth with the ads dated 4 October 1873. Hardy's third novel and the first published under his own name.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        La Nature: Revue des Sciences et de Leurs Applications aux Arts et a l&#39;Industrie. Journal Hebdomadaire Illustre. Numbers 1-1251 (June, 1873, to May, 1897)

      Paris: Masson et Cie., Editeurs, 1873-1897. #1-1252 (June, 1873, to May, 1897), an uninterrupted run, library markings, mostly a textually good to very good binding set of the weekly issues (supplementary issues entitled NOUVELLES SCIENTIFIQUES were issued on high pulp content paper and suffer from chipping & age deterioration); very well illustrated. Photos available upon request.

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        The Harz Mountains: A Tour in the Toy Country With Forty Illustrations

      London: Sampson Low, Marston etc, 1873. First edition. Original decorated cloth. Near Fine. Randolph Caldecott. Fine original full pictorial green cloth, lettered in gilt, beveled edges. Uncut. 184 pp. + Advertisements. Frontispiece, 40 plates and text illustrations in woodcut by R. Caldecott and others. Very slight bumping at the cornenrs, first inner hinge starting, text in excellent condition. Overall a fine and attractive copy. Scarce This is the first book to contain illustrations by Randolph Caldecott. Caldecott, then at the age of 26, accompanied the succesfull travel writer Henry Blackburn on his trip to Harz mountains in Germany, and produced 27 of the book&#39;s 40 illustrations.

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        Dhow Chasing in Zanzibar Waters and on the Eastern Coast of Africa


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        Slave Catching in the Indian Ocean a Record of Naval Experiences

      London: Longmans Green And Co, 1873. Collation, xiii+503pp, 9 plates, including folding map, and frontis, complete as listed.Recently rebound in full calf, raised bands, gilt lines and title lettering. Binding in excellent condition, without any wear. Internally, contents holding firm, no loose pages, Royal Colonial Institute library stamp on title page, no other library stamps, map has short tear on fold, otherwise pages and plates in good clean condition. A very good copy, in a fine binding. Book measures 15x23cm.A61. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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      New Orleans. 1873.. [114],xxi,[8]pp., including several in-text illustrations, plus fifty- eight full-page illustrations and a folding map, 18 3/4 x 22 3/4 inches. Small folio. Original rust colored cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Cloth soiled and lightly rubbed, lightly worn at extremities. Quite clean internally. Very good. A marvellous illustrated tour of New Orleans, with dozens of full-page illustrations of city landmarks and businesses. Historian Charles Gayarre contributed to the historical sketch of the city, which is followed by descriptions of prominent businesses, and biographical sketches of leading citizens. The illustrations are quite lovely, and include stately residences, churches, the "New Temple Sinai," businesses, factories ("Sugar Sheds," "Orleans Cotton Press," "New Orleans Grain Elevator"), theatres, steamboats on the Mississippi, the Customs House, members of the "New Orleans Row Boat Club" in their boats, one of the Lake Pontchartrain levees, hospitals and asylums, and much more. The folding map, "prepared expressly for JEWELL&#39;S CRESCENT CITY ILLUSTRATED," shows the area from the Mississippi River to Lake Pontchartrain, and is quite detailed, showing the various wards, streets, parks, etc. The "Stranger&#39;s Guide" at the conclusion is an extended business directory and listing of municipal services.

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        The Fur Country. Or Seventy degrees North Latitude

      Boston; James R.Osgood & Co. [1873] 1874, 1873. Translated from the French by N.d&#39;Anvers. With One Hundred Illustrations. The FIRST EDITION, printed November 1873 with typical practice of a post-dated (1874) title page. This is possibly the first printing in English, as the London edition was also issued in that month. Octavo, pp.334 illustrated with steel engravings. Bound in original pebble-grained brown pictorial cloth, embossed in blind, gilt and black, dark brown endpapers. Neat owner name and date (1875) to half title. Cloth has benefitted from some expert and discreet repair. Now shows as a near fine example. E & J Myers [27].

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        HORACE. TRADUCTION EN VERS. ( signé, envoi)

      Paris, librairie des Bibliophiles, 1873. . Relié, demi - marroquin brun, dos orné de pièce de titre doré sur maroquin rouge et vert, plats marbré, plats de papier marbré, 2 frontispice gravé, 13x20,5cm, 431pp + 470pp + 459pp, gravures hors texte, tres bon état!!! Avec envoi et signé par l&#39; auteur. Tome 1: Odes et les Épodes. Tome 2: Satires et Épitres. Tome 3: Notes et commentaires. Ouvrage de 500 exemplaires sur papier de Hollande.

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      London: John Murray NEW EDITION IN FOUR VOLUMES (published 1873, 1874 and 1876). VOLUME I (Second edition 1874) XVI, 609pp. with 450 engravings in text. VOLUME II (Second edition 1874) XII, 620pp (incl. INDEX to vols. I & II) with 565 engravings. VOLUME III (1876) - HISTORY OF INDIAN AND EASTERN ARCHITECTURE - XVIII, 756pp. (incl. INDEX) with 394 engravings. VOLUME IV (Second edition 1873) - MODERN STYLES OF ARCHITECTURE - XIX, 584pp. (incl. INDEX) with 332 engravings. * Originally published: Vol. I (1865) - Vol. II (1867) - Vol. IV (1862). ALL VOLUMES VERY WELL PRESERVED. Contemp. half calf (dark brown) with gilt titles on spine; top edge gilt; vol. III with blind stamp: Presented by Mr. Murray. NOTE: Some light stain to endpapers only ! * TOTAL POSTAGE (registered airmail over 2 kgs.): EUROPE 25.00 euros - OUTSIDE 55.00 euros. You will be informed by extra email ! . Hardcover. FINE. 23½x17.

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        Slave-Catching in the Indian Ocean. A Record of Naval Experiences


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        Mélanges Historiques - Choix de documents

      Ministre de l'Instruction publique et des Beaux Arts 1873 - Mélanges Historiques - Choix de documents ouvrage en trois volumes reliés (29 cm x 24. cm) couverture cartonnée ocre, édité dans la Collection de documents inédits sur l'histoire de France, publiée par les soins du Ministre de l'Instruction publique et des Beaux Arts premier volume : 848 pages - 1873 - vie de Saint Bertin, en vers - vie et office de Saint Dié - définitions du chapitre de Cluny en 1323 - Lettres de Jean de WITT - Lettres de Balzac second volume : 820 pages - 1877 - Pouillé du Diocèse de Cahors - livre de Guillaume le Maire - première vie de Saint Bertin en vers - lettres de Bossuet à Daniel Huet - traité d'Alger en 1694 - Extrait sur l'Administration de l'Argenterie, Menus, Plaisirs et Affaires de la Chambre du Roi en 1784 troisième volume : 822 pages - 1880 - Commerce et Expédition Militaires de la France et de Venise au Moyen-âge - Testaments enregistrés au parlement de Paris sous le règne de Charles VI - Maximes d'État et fragments politiques du Cardinal de Richelieu bon état (non coupé, quelques rousseurs éparses, sans gravité, quelques mors fragiles, ensemble cohérent et solide) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      York [UK]. 20 July [1873].. Six pages, in ink, on rectos and versos of three octavo lettersheets. Folded for mailing, tiny marginal break at one fold, otherwise very good. A fine, descriptive letter, addressed "Mother Dear -" (i.e. Olivia Lewis Langdon), written during the course of his second extensive tour of the UK (May - October 1873). He writes, in part: "... we have been 24 hours out of London, & they have been 24 hours of rest & quiet. Nobody knows us here - we took good care of that. In Edinburgh we are to be introduced to nobody, & shall stay in a retired, private hotel, & go on resting." He comments about York: "For the present we shall remain in this queer and walled town, with its crooked, narrow lanes that tell us of their old day that knew no wheeled vehicles; its plaster-&-timber dwellings with upper stories far overhanging the street ... the stately city walls, the castellated gates, the ivy-grown, foliage- sheltered, most noble & picturesque ruin of St. Mary&#39;s Abbey, suggesting their date, say 500 years ago, in the heart of crusading times & the glory of English chivalry & romance; the vast cathedral of York, with its worn carving & quaintly pictured windows preaching of still remoter days; the outlandish names of streets & courts & byways that stand as a record & a memorial, all these centuries, of Danish dominion here in still earlier times; the hint here & there of King Arthur & his Knights & their bloody fights with Saxon oppressors round about this old city more than 1300 years gone by; & last of all, the melancholy old stone coffins & sculptured inscriptions, a venerable arch & a hoary tower of stone that still remain & are kissed by the sun & caressed by the shadows every day just as the sun & the shadows have kissed & caressed them every lagging day since the Roman Emperor&#39;s soldiers placed them here in the times when Jesus the Son of Mary walked the streets of Nazareth ...." He closes: "We are enjoying it, & shall go on enjoying it for several days yet ...," and signs "Yr loving son Samuel [flourish]."

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        The Birds of Britain - Phasianus Colchicus (Common Pheasant) Plate

      London: John Gould, 1873. &#39;Common Pheasant&#39; plate from Gould&#39;s &#39;Birds of Britain&#39;. 545mm x 365mm in size. Very minor soiling, generally quite clean and bright. First Edition. Disbound. Good+. Illus. by Gould, John and Hart, W.. Folio (Oblong). Plate.

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        Les Arts Arabes. Architecture - Menuiserie - Bronzes - Plafonds - Revêtements - Marbres - Pavements - Vitraux - etc.

      Paris, A. Morel & Cie., 1873. - Folio (360 x 454 mm). (4), 3, (1), 4, (4), VIII, 28 pp. With 51 engr. plates and 41 chromolithographic plates. Contemp. half calf on 5 raised bands and giltstamped title to spine. Marbled endpapers. Only edition of this rare collection of stunning ornamental plates, showing Islamic architectural designs and decorative details thereof. With accompanying text by Bourgoin (1838-1908), who had spent years in Egypt as an architect and made extensive travels to Syria and Palestine. This monumental work, with a preface by E. Viollet-le-Duc, first made Arabic art widely known in Europe and was immediately recognized as a classic. Included with this set are three original pen-and-ink sketches of the geometrical mosaic designs in the Alcazar of Sevilla, as well as a sketch of Western gothic architecture. - Some foxing throughout as usual, but mainly confined to margins. Binding slightly rubbed and bumped at extremeties; still an excellent copy. Blackmer 185.

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      Special and limited edition of Alkar by Dinko Simunovic. Signed by author and eleven famous artists and authors from this period. Dinko ?imunovic, Ivan Me?trovic, Vilko Gecan, Joza Kljakovi?, Fran Kr?ini?, Omer Mujad?i?, Vanja Radau?, Marijan Trep?e, Vladimir Kirin, Vladimir Nazor, Milan ?urcin i Josip Horvath. Very rare. In very good condition. Croatian language. Dinko ?imunovi? (Knin, 1873. ? Zagreb, 1933.) Hrvatski knji?evnik. Jedan od vode?ih novelista hrvatske moderne. Alkar je prvi put objavljen 1908. u Savremeniku, a prvo je izdanje objavljeno 1922. u Beogradu. Te?ko bolestan, ?imunovi? je 1933. le?ao u bolnici u Zagrebu, a grupa istaknutih umjetnika tog doba pokrenula je objavljivanje posebnog izdanja Alkara. Poprsje Dinka ?imunovi?a za ovo izdanje rad je Ivana Me?tovi?a. Ilustracije su radili Vilko Gecan, Joza Kljakovi?, Fran Kr?ini?, Omer Mujad?i?, Vanaj Radau? i Marijan Trep?e. Umjetni?ka oprema omota rad je Miroslava Kirina. Tipografija je besplatno tiskala knjigu a pomo? kod izrade i prodaje su pru?ili Knji?ara St. Kugli, Zemaljska tiskara, Knji?ara Vasi?, Industrija Papira te Jutarnji list i Nova Evropa. Predgovor ovom izdanju napisao je Vladimir Nazor.Samo nekoliko primjeraka ove knjige vlastoru?no su potpisali: Dinko ?imunovic, Ivan Me?trovic, Vilko Gecan, Joza Kljakovi?, Fran Kr?ini?, Omer Mujad?i?, Vanja Radau?, Marijan Trep?e, Vladimir Kirin, Vladimir Nazor, Milan ?urcin i Josip Horvath. Iznimno rijetko. Tvrdi uvez. Knjiga je u dobrom stanju, na naslovnici je nekoliko sitnih izblijedjelih dijelova te nekoliko manjih flekica.

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        DIVINE COMEDY OF DANTE ALIGHIERI Translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, Late Ticknor & Fields and Fields, Osgood & Co., 1873. 3 volumes. First Edition issued by Osgood in the original three volume format as in the first printing. 8vo, bound in the publisher&#146;s original terracotta cloth, the spines lettered in gilt, upper covers gilt decorated with designed titles decorated in gilt, t.e.g. [viii], 460; [viii], 446; [viii], 488 [including 169 - 405 Notes; Illustrations from Voltaire, Ozanam, Stehelin 407 - 462; Index 463 -488] pp. A handsome and well preserved set, the cloth with light evidence of age mellowing or shelving. Text-blocks in very nice condition, bindings tight and sound, corners in a pleasing state of preservation. THE FINE AND IMPORTANT TRANSLATION BY THE RENOWN AMERICAN LITERARY GIANT. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, America&#146;s &#147;Fireside Poet&#148;, turned to his translation of Dante for solace after the tragic death of his second wife. He met weekly with the Dante Society, which he formed with Lowell and C.E. Norton. His translation of the greatest of all Italian literary figures is treasured to the present day and is largely credited for beginning a trend in bringing the world&#146;s great literary treasures to American readers. Pulitzer Prize winning poet and Dante enthusiast James Merrill praised the rare "priceless fidelity" of Longfellow&#39;s groundbreaking translation. This is a beautiful work by the great American poet and one of the few three volume presentations of Longfellow&#146;s famed translation.

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      1873. In Three Volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 1873. Original terra-cotta cloth stamped in black and gilt. First English Edition (Harper&#39;s one-volume edition was published in October 1872; this three-decker came out two months later, in December). This is Trollope&#39;s tale about the adventuress Lizzie Greystock -- "the very beautiful, superficially clever and completely selfish daughter of an admiral who was no credit whatever to the British Navy" [Gerould]. She trapped wealthy Sir Florian Eustace into marrying her just before he died, and so came into possession of a diamond necklace -- which she claimed he had given her but his relatives claimed as an heirloom. But then the necklace was stolen not once but twice, or was it actually?... As a "Palliser" novel, it includes many of the same characters who had been in CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? and in PHINEAS FINN.~Sadleir describes the the primary binding as "salmon-brown sand-grained cloth", with the spine lettering in gilt and black; this cloth is terra-cotta rather than salmon, and has the single-line border in black on both the front and rear covers (Sadleir says the front cover border is black but the rear cover border is blind-stamped). ~Condition is very good: the cloth is quite clean and external wear is limited to two cover creases (the boards are so thin as to be almost flexible). The volumes do appear to have been re-cased (tightened in their bindings, if you will), and Vol III has white endpapers applied over the original pale-yellow ones (however, the volumes have purple W. H. Smith lending library labels on the front endpapers including the white one, and the lending libraries were usually the first owners of triple-deckers like this, so it is quite possible that this volume has had the extra endpaper from the very beginning). On top of the Smith labels are the bookplates of the noted collector Oliver Brett (later 3rd Viscount Esher, 1881-1963). For some reason we seldom see this title in original cloth (this is only the second time in thirty years, and in fact the other time was a variant green binding). Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 39.

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      Boston: Estes & Lauriat, 1873 Gaboriau, Emile. THE WIDOW LEROUGE. Boston: Estes & Lauriat, 1873. This is the First American Edition & First English Language Edition of: L&#39;affaire Lerouge, [Paris:1866]. Tall 8vo., 156pp., blind embossed brick coloured cloth, gilt stamped on the upper cover & spine. A very good or better copy of this unusually scarce Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. Lecoq anticipated Sherlock Holmes by 20 years. - Gaboriau&#39;s first detective novel, introduced a young police officer named Monsieur Lecoq, who was the hero in three of Gaboriau&#39;s later detective novels. Monsieur Lecoq was based on a real-life thief turned police officer, Eugène François Vidocq (1775-1857), whose memoirs, Les Vrais Mémoires de Vidocq, mixed fiction and fact. It may also have been influenced by the villainous Monsieur Lecoq, one of the main protagonists of Féval&#39;s Les Habits Noirs book series.. 1st Edition.

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        Historical papers and letters from the northern registers / edited by James Raine

      London : Longmans 1873 - Series: Rerum britannicarum medii aevi scriptores ; [61]. Rolls Series. Physical desc.: xliv, 482p. Notes: Contains extracts from the episcopal registers of Carlisle, Durham and York. Subject: Carlisle. Diocese - Bishops - Registers and acta. Carlisle - Diocese - Archival resources. Durham. Diocese - Bishops - Registers and acta. Durham. Diocese - Archival resources.York. Diocese - Bishops/Archbishops - Registers and acta. York. Diocese - Archival resources. Other names: Raine, James, (younger), [(editor)] Durham. Diocese. York. Province. Finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 3 Kg. 482 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Holy Bible Containing the Authorized and the Revised Versions of the Old and New Testaments, Arranged in Parallel Columns; with Complete Concordance. A Comprehensive Bible Dictionary

      Boston: George V. Jones, Circa 1873. &#147;The Parallel Bible&#148;. Extensively and beautifully illustrated with over 3000 illustrations including full colour lithographic plates, many of which burnished in gold, large steel engraved plates as well as wood engraved illustrations by Gustave Doré, illustrations throughout the text, colour maps of the biblical lands throughout historty, portraits of founders and heads of the various denominations, reformers, translators, images of ancient coins and gems, biblical items, etc., etc., etc. Large, thick folio, in the publisher&#146;s beautifully produced binding designed to mirror the hand-bound bibles of earlier centuries while incorporating newer full Victorian design elements. The Bible is of full burgundy morocco on thick boards heavily embossed in a cross panel creating seven raised areas around the central panel. The central panel gilt lettered and decorated and each of the raised areas pictorially decorated in extensive and highly detailed gilt depicting biblical scenes, the lower cover matching the upper and the volume decorated with two large and wide silver clasps decoratively engraved and with large silver hinge and clasp pieces. The spine with richly gilt decorated compartment separated by wide and tall raised bands. Board edges and turn-ins gilt decorated, moire silk end-leaves and a.e.g. A beautiful copy, well preserved and very useable, the paper toned as expected but clean and without spots or foxing, the plates bright, the binding with just a bit of edge-wear. A MAGNIFICENT AMERICAN BIBLE. The edition contains both the authorized &#147;King James&#148; text and the Revised version and additionally copious pages of useful scholarly material and study aides. Additionally there are thousands of illustrations, both informative and decorative and all of this in a binding of the best Victorian style.

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      San Francisco: A.L. Bancroft & Compy. Booksellers & Stationers, 1873.. 32 x 35 inches, with full period color, folding into original stamped brown cloth covers. Covers repaired along spine, corners lightly worn. Advertisement for Bancroft laid down on inside front cover. Expert tissue repairs to splits along folds and cross- folds. Five-inch tear along Utah- Nevada border repaired with tissue, with minor loss of paper. Good. This is the third, revised edition of what Streeter calls an "important large scale map." The map shows California and Nevada, plus western Utah and Arizona on the impressive scale of twenty-four miles to the inch. Bancroft shows these western areas with the most accurate detail possible, with completed railroads, proposed railroads, and wagon roads carefully laid down. Also identified are important natural features such as wells, salt springs, buttes, etc. Counties are individually shaded, and the states are outlined in color. The Bancroft publishing house first issued this map in 1864, and there are also editions dated 1871 and (apparently) 1872. Wheat notes that Bancroft&#39;s original map was published in 1863 with the title, BANCROFT&#39;S MAP OF THE PACIFIC STATES. Compiled by William H. Knight, it "was probably the most important map yet produced by a publisher of the Pacific coast." Knight&#39;s map is significant for many reasons, not least of which for changing the name of Lake Bigler to Lake Tahoe. Wheat describes the several iterations of the map in detail, and its augmentation over the years, asserting: "The great MAP OF THE PACIFIC STATES, originated in 1863 by William H. Knight, proliferated in 1864 into a whole family of notable maps, automatically establishing the rising H.H. Bancroft house as the greatest map publisher of the Pacific Coast. So large in size are these maps and so overflowing with detail, it is utterly impossible to describe their minutiae." In 1864 Bancroft divided his large map along the 42nd parallel, and this MAP OF CALIFORNIA, NEVADA, UTAH AND ARIZONA is known in editions of 1864 and 1871, before the present 1873 edition. Streeter had a copy with an 1872 date (see lot 3934 in his sale), the only such example that we have been able to locate. The Rumsey collection has a copy of this 1873 edition in a wall map format, as opposed to the present pocket map format. A scarce and important western map. STREETER SALE 3937. RUMSEY 46. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI V, pp.70-73, 104-106, 272-273; item 1219 (note).

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        DAVID ELGINBROD (Presentation Copy)

      Frankfurt: Hender & Zimmer, 1873.  First authorized German 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.

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        Tree and Serpent Worship: or, Illustrations of Mythology and Art in India in the first and fourth centuries after Christ. From the Sculptures of the Buddhist topes at Sanchi and Amravati. Prepared under the Authority of the Secretary of State for India in council. Second edition. Revised, corrected, and in great part re-written

      London: India Museum, W.H. Allen & Co., publishers to the India Office, 1873. Large quarto. (13 x 9 1/2 inches). Tinted lithographic additional title by William Griggs after Lt.Col. Maisey, 101 plates on 77 leaves (comprised of 14 mounted albumen print photographs by James Waterhouse [12 of these mounted recto and verso of 6 leaves], 38 mounted albumen print photographs by W. H. Griggs [36 of these mounted recto and verso of 18 leaves], 1 double-page coloured lithograph plan, 1 tinted lithographic map, 20 tinted lithographic plates after Maisey, 25 uncoloured lithographic plates after Maisey, Lieut. Cole and others, all the lithographs printed by William Griggs), numerous wood-engraved illustrations. Original half red morocco over green pebble-grained cloth- covered boards, the upper cover blocked in gilt, spine in six compartments with semi-raised bands, the bands flanked by gilt fillets, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, top edge gilt (neat restoration to joints and corners). The Henry Getty copy of the second (and best) edition of this important early photographically-illustrated work on Indian architecture: "revised, corrected, and in great part re-written" including the excellent Waterhouse images of the temple at Sanchi. James Fergusson, after making his fortune in Calcutta, from about 1845 onwards devoted the rest of his life to his passion for Indian architecture. As part of his studies he also assembled an important collection of photographs of Indian architectural antiquities. His initial intention had been to publish a work which concentrated solely on the architectural fragments removed from the stupa at Amravati and shipped back to London (where the author found them stored in the coach houses of the India Museum). With the assistance of the director of the museum, the fragments were photographed by W.H. Griggs "the photographer attached to the museum" (preface to the first edition). But, before the monograph was completed, the author discovered the "beautiful series of drawings of the Sanchi Tope, made in 1854 by Lieutenant-Colonel Maisey of the Bengal army, and which were then in the Library of the India Office; and at the same time received from Lieutenant Waterhouse, R.A., a set of Photographs of the same monument" (preface to the first edition). The author therefore seized the opportunity to publish a single work on the two great monuments, acknowledging that, then as now, the illustrations were the principle attraction of this important early illustrated work. James Waterhouse did not take up photography until after he arrived in India in 1859, but he went on to serve as president of the Royal Photographic Society (in 1905-1906) after a distinguished career in India. He was appointed in 1866 as head of the photographic department of the survey of India, and at the time of his retirement in 1897 was the Assistant Surveyor General. His contributions to photographic research were recognized in 1890 with the award of the Royal Photographic Society&#39;s Progress Medal, and the Vienna Photographic Society&#39;s Voigtländer Medal in 1895. The provenance of this copy is particularly apt: H.H. Getty was the great Chicago collector of early Buddhist art whose daughter Alice Getty wrote on the subject. Cf. Gernsheim Incunabula of British Photographic Literature 419.

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        Der Staat Kentucky und die Stadt Louisville, mit besonderer Berücksichtigung des deutschen Elementes. Dem Liederkranze zu seinem fünfundzwanzigjährigen Jubiläum gewidmet von seinem Mitgliede G.S. Schuhmann

      Louisville, Offizin des Louisville Anzeigers 1873 - Mit Frontispiz. 1 Blatt, 234 Seiten, 51 Seiten, 11 Blatt, 31 Blatt Anzeigen. Moderner Leineneinband.- Das Frontispiz mit der Liederkranz-Halle. Das Buch enthält als Vierte Abteilung (mit getrennter Seitenzählung): "Deutsches Vereinsleben" (51 Seiten), der Anhang (11 Blätter) verzeichnet die Mitglieder-Liste des Liederkranzes mit Name, Geburtsort sowie dem Jahr der Ankunft in den USA. Der Anzeigenteil gleichmäßig gebräunt, sonst teils leicht fleckig; insgesamt jedoch sauber und gut erhalten. Selten. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Revision of The English Version Of The New Testament - (Previous owner Confederate Major John B. Cary &#39;Contraband of War&#39;)

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1873. 1st Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. (Religion) LIGHTFOOT, J.B. The Revision Of The English Version Of The New Testament. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1873. Hardcover. First Edition/Printing. Signed by Colonel John B. Cary. 32nd Virginia Regiment. Cary demanded the return of 3 slaves at Ft. Monroe from General Benjamin Butler. This request was denied as the slaves were now &#39;contraband of War.&#39; First official use of this status for escaped slaves. Duodecimo. Toning. Flecking. Cloth worn at the spine. Very Good. $750.00

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      London: J. Barnard and Son, Oxford Street, 1873. ...[iv, 44pgs.text, plus 2 pgs. of testimonials and 42 pgs. price catalog of materials for water-colour painting and drawing]...SECOND EDITION...NO PUBLICATION DATE STATED BUT CIRCA 1873...ILLUSTRATED BY A SERIES OF DRAWINGS IN COLOURS, DIAGRAMS, ETC., BY THE AUTHOR...4 BRIGHT CLEAN CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS...PRINTED BY GEORGE PHIPPS, WESTMINSTER...Testimonial by Aaron Penley, renowned English painter and drawing master, on author&#39;s drawing models...Three quarter red leather with marbled boards and gilt title on spine...A VERY SCARCE COPY.... Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to.

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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

      Clean and Unmarked Text: Case Lockwood and Brainard Printers 1873 / Hartford Conn. 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.. Hard Back. Good Clean Cond./No Dust Jackets. ~ SCARCE TITLE ~. R: Religious Material /study.

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        From the Earth to the Moon Direct, in 97 Hours 20 Minutes: and a Trip Round It

      London:: Sampson, Low, Marston, Low, and Searle,, 1873.. First English edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. viii, 323pp: with numerous illustrations, including the guarded frontis. Some recent professional restoration to hinges. The usual black endpapers replaced perhaps a century ago, the present cream endpapers showing some mottling from age, with old handwritten and stamped ownership names, and the binder&#39;s label on the rear pastedown. Another stamped name on title page. Slight handling to prelims, and corner creases to five pages. Contents otherwise clean and bright, with occasional minor foxing. All edges gilt. In the original binding of blue pebblegrain cloth over bevelled boards blocked in black and gold: boards beautifully bright, with minor soil marks, corners a little soft: spine dulled, ends professionally restored. Very nice copy.

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        The Fur Country. Or Seventy Degrees North Latitude, Translated from the French by N.d&#39;Anvers. With One Hundred Illustrations

      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company. [1873] 1874, 1873. FIRST EDITION: A very fresh copy, printed November 1873 with typical practice of a post-dated (1874) title page. Octavo, pp.334 illustrated with steel engravings. Bound in original pebble-grained green pictorial cloth embossed in blind, gilt and black, dark brown endpapers. There were four variant colours of cloth. A small amount of trivial wear to cloth at head of spine. Neat owner&#39;s inscription to front free end paper and again to title page.

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        The Works of Laurence Sterne

      London: Bickers and Son, 1873.. Edtion de luxe, limited to 200 sets, with this being number 19. Octavo, 3/4 leather, elaborate tooling to the spine, top edge gilt. In near fine condition. Presents beautifully.

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        Illustrirte Berichte über Gartenbau, Blumen- und Gemüsezucht, Obstbau und Forstkunde. Internationale Revue für das Gesammtgebiet der gärtnerichen Interessen mit besonderer Rücksicht auf Pflanzen-Novitäten, decorative Gartenkunst, Baumzucht und Treibhauskulturen. - Moniteur horticole illustré. Revue internationale des nouvelles introductions... - The illustrated gardeners guide. International revue containing descriptive and critical accounts. Redaction: Von der Decken & Émile Rodigas. (III. Jahrgang)

      Berlin, Wiegand, Hempel & Parrey 1873.. Mit 17 (1 doppelblattgr.) lithograph., bzw. chromolithograph. Tafeln und 71 Textholzschnitte. VIII, 180 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Letzter von insgesamt 3 erschienenen Jahrgängen der dreisprachigen Zeitschrift zum Gartenbau. - Das schöne Frontispiz von L. Stroobant, doppelblattgroße Chromolithogr. nach einer Zeichnung von Emmy Hautelmann, Hannover. "Teppichbeetpflanzen"; Chromolithographien: "Begoniae"; "Helleborus Adans" von P. De Pannemaeker; "Anthurium Scherzerianum" von G. Burmeister; "Anchusa Barrelieri" von P. de Pannemaeker; "Putaris. Luizet`s Butter-Birne" von G. Burmeister; "Martinezia Lindeni" von Pannemaeker. - Die restlichen Tafeln u. a. mit Gartenplänen. - Berieben und bestoßen, oberes Rückenende mit Einriss. Die tls. prachtvollen Tafeln sauber und frisch.

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        CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING SIR BARTLE FRERE&#39;S MISSION TO THE EAST COAST OF AFRICA 1872-73. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty 1873

      London, Harrison and Sons, (1873).. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty 1873. Bound with a Report on the Royal Commission on Fugitive Slaves, H.M.S.O., 1876. Folio, 330 x 205 mm, 13 x 8¼ inches, folding coloured map in Volume I, pages iv, 156; lxxxv, 251 including index to Volume II, bound in half calf over marbled sides, gilt rules to spine, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels. Head of spine and corners slightly worn, marbled paper rubbed and missing a couple of small pieces on lower cover, lower label slightly worn, light foxing to first few pages, occasional foxing within, map lightly foxed. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. Sir Bartle Frere (1815-1884) was one of the leading &#39;Indian&#39; statesmen of the Victorian age. He spent most of his career in India and rose to become the legendary Governor of Bombay during the 1860s. He was a leading exponent against slavery and in 1872 was sent by the foreign office to East Africa and in particular to Zanzibar and Muscat to negotiate treaties for the suppression of the slave trade. The correspondence in Part I concerns this mission and the map shows the places visited by Frere in the course of it. The Royal Commission on Fugitive Slaves was appointed to &#39;inquire into and report upon the nature and extent of such international obligations as are applicable to questions as to the reception of Fugitive Slaves by our ships in the territorial waters of foreign States, and into all instructions from time to time issued to the Commanders of our ships relative thereto...&#39;. Part of the report consists of accounts of slavery persisting in various countries, in particular in Brazil, in the Persian Gulf and East Africa. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1873. New Edition. Cloth. Some minor wear to spine tips and cracking of a few hinges, but covers tight. Near Fine example of this lovely set and quite uncommon in the original cloth in this condition. John Ruskin. Five large octavo (7" x 10-1/2") volumes in the publisher's green cloth. One of 1000 copies SIGNED by the author at the end of the preface. Illustrated with hundreds of steel engravings, etchings, aquatints, and figure drawings by the author. Early, simple bookplate on each front pastedown with initials "S. G. P." and "E. C. C.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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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&#39;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&#39;s Service, Frome&#39;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. . Catalogs: science & medicine.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        A Journey to the Centre of the Earth

      Boston: Henry L. Shepard & Co. Second American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. [ Edouard ] Riou. vi, [1], [1 blank], 9-294 pages. Second American edition of Verne&#39;s second book. Handsome original red pictorial binding showing "the explorers aboard their raft in the volcano" on the front cover. Front hinge just starting to crack, light browning to the paper internally and minor wear to the extremities of the binding. Front cover is still bright, the spine somewhat faded. The first edition of this work (Verne&#39;s second book) was published serially by Frank Leslie. The first American edition was published by Scribner, Amstrong in Nov 8, 1873 based on the English translation by Griffith and Farran. The copy offered here, the second American edition of Verne&#39;s second book, was published by Henry L. Shepard & Co as a cheap edition, and announced in the July 1, 1874 issue of American Booksellers Guide, Shepard intended this edition to compete with the Scribner Armstrong edition of 1873. Other than the binding, which is quite nice, the production values show a less detailed eye - offsetting from other sheets, broken type in places, etc. Taves and Michaluk (V002) note the Scribner Armstrong edition contains 52 full page woodcut illustrations by Riou. This copy by Shepard has 2 figures with lanterns on the spine, and the 15 called for illustrations, with one further (Prof von Hardwigg) plus the vignette on the title page. Scribner responded to Shepard&#39;s challenge with a popular edition in plain cloth later in 1874 with 20 illustrations of their own. A nice early edition of this Verne classic not often found in the marketplace.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Map of California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona

      A.L. Bancroft and Company&ldquo;Map of California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona&rdquo;San Francisco: 1873Hand-colored steel-plate engraving folding map with leather cover41 ½" x 46" framedBancroft&rsquo;s Map of California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona is exceptionally detailed;  the folding map abounds with cartographic information, each county is brightly colored and town names, railways and roads are easily legible. Published in 1873 (this map was originally printed in 1864), this second edition allowed for geographical editions to be made to the original plates. The folding map&rsquo;s portability meant that the map could be used in the field as a travel resource. The A.L. Bancroft Publishing Company was founded by Hubert Howe Bancroft. Born in Ohio in 1832, Bancroft worked for his brother in law&rsquo;s publishing house in Buffalo, New York as a young man. In 1852, Bancroft headed west with the intention to start a West Coast branch for his brother-in law&rsquo;s office. In 1856, the branch opened on San Francisco&rsquo;s prosperous Montgomery Street and, by 1857, Bancroft had established a publishing house. Printing maps, law books, school texts and teaching guides, Bancroft&rsquo;s firm would continue to grow and prosper. In 1860, due to the company&rsquo;s success Bancroft named his brother, Albert Little or A.L., as a new partner. A.L. Bancroft and Company was formed. Bancroft was not only a successful businessman, but was also an avid collector. Starting in 1860, Bancroft began to collect works on the Pacific West. He hoped to write several historical volumes on western North American cultures, and their history. Most importantly, he aimed to include pioneer&rsquo;s oral histories, termed &ldquo;dictations,&rdquo; and in doing so preserved numerous historical recollections that might have otherwise been lost.Bancroft succeeded in writing and publishing 39 volumes entitled History of the Pacific States of North America, also known as Bancroft&rsquo;s Works. The first five volumes, The Native Races, were published from 1886-1890. Following volumes include treatises on the Northern Mexican States, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico. Despite the volumes success in selling over 6,000 copies, Bancroft&rsquo;s firm encountered legal and financial difficulties, and the firm closed its doors in 1894. In 1905 Bancroft sold his collection of over 60,000 historical works to the University of California. Now complied at the Bancroft library at Berkeley which bears his name, the collections are an indispensable research tool for the early history of the West, from Alaska to Central America. Bancroft&rsquo;s Map of California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona is in excellent condition and would make a fine addition to ones&rsquo; collection.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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