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        The first national newspaper for Black Americans! Archive of documents relating to ìNational New Era,î including one signed by Frederick Douglass, Jr

      ìNew National Era,î the first national newspaper for Black Americans, was published in Washington, D.C. from 1870-1874. Frederick Douglass was editor and publisher of the weekly from 1870-1871 after which his sons published the paper. Douglass remained editor until 1872. Frederick Douglass, Jr. (1842-1892) was Business Manager of ìNational New Era.î (1) Partly Printed Document Signed ìFredk Douglass Jr.,î 1p, 8î x 10î. [Washington, March 2, 1871] Completed in manuscript. Mounting remnants at perimeter and expert mending at folds on verso. Fine condition. In full, ìHouse of Representatives of the United States, To Frederick Douglass For the New National Era, furnished by order of the Clerk during the 1st Session, 42nd Congress, to the following-named Members of the House of Representatives, viz.: Hon. C.H. Porter $2.50. ___ 1870. Received of Edward McPherson, Clerk of the House of Representatives of the United States, two dollars & fifty Cents Dollars, in full of the above account.î Signed in ink ìFredk Douglass Jr.î The 1st Session of the 42nd Congress was held from March 4 ñ April 20, 1871. With original 8.25î x 3.75î envelope ìClerkís Office / House of Representatives, U.S. / Free,î franked ìE. McPhersonî as Clerk. Postmarked ìWash. D.C. MAR 2 Congress Free.î Addressed in another hand to ìEra, / Washington, / D.C.î Torn open at right edge. Mounting remnants on verso at perimeter. Fine condition. (2) Printed Document Signed Edward McPherson in type, 1p, 8î x 9.75î. Clerkís Office, House of Representatives United States, City of Washington, September 23, 1874. ìTo the Publisher of ___.î Other than date, not filled in. An order to furnish to ìthe Members of the House of Representatives, whose names are hereunto annexed, copies of your newspaper required for each for the time specified hereinÿî Nothing annexed. Mounting remnants on verso at perimeter. Fine condition. The last issue of ìNew National Eraî was published on October 22, 1874, just four weeks after the date of this document. (3) Manuscript Letter Signed ìW.H.H. Terrellî as Third Asst. P.M.G., 2p, 8î x 10î, separate sheets. Washington, D.C., January 28, 1873. On stationery imprinted ìPost Office Department, / Officer of the / Third Assistant Postmaster General.î To Frederick Douglass, Jr., Esq., Business Manager, National New Era, Washington, D.C. Mounting remnants at perimeter on verso. Fine condition. In full, ìIn reply to your letter of yesterday you are respectfully informed that the Department is positively prohibited by an act of Congress approved July 12, 1870, from incurring any expense whatever unless an appropriation has already been made to cover the same. You are not authorized, therefore, to insert the Postal Card advertisement on any condition.î With an original 8.5î x 3.75î envelope, ìPost Office Department / Office of the Third Assistant Postmaster General / Official Business,î franked ìW.H.H. Terrell,î addressed in another hand to ìPublisher / ëNew National Eraí / Washington, D.C.î Torn open at right edge. Mounting remnants on verso at perimeter. Fine condition. William Henry Harrison Terrell (1827-1884) was Adjutant General for the State of Indiana during the Civil War with the rank of Colonel. In May 1869, President Ulysses S. Grant appointed him Third Assistant Postmaster General, where he served until 1873. On April 16, 1873, Frederick Douglassí eldest son Lewis H. Douglass, educator James Storum, and Richard T. Greener (the first Black Harvard graduate, 1870) filed in the office of the Recorder of Deeds a certification of incorporation of ìThe New National Era and Citizenís Publishing Company.î The trustees of the new corporation included Frederick Douglassís three sons: Lewis H. Douglass, Frederick Douglass, Jr. and Charles R. Douglass. îNew National Eraî was known as ìNew National Era and Citizenî from May 22, 1873 to February 26, 1874. ìThe Washington Post,î in an article titled ìA Colored Editorís Views,î reported on October 23, 1888, that ìFrederick Douglass, Jr. has been added to the editorial staff of the National Leader of this city. Mr. Douglass was formerly editor of the National EraÃ?î

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        Psyche. Traduction nouvelle par Victor Develay De la Bibliotheque-SeGenevieve.

      Paris Librairie des Bibliophiles Rue Saint-Honore 338 1873 - FIRST EDITION of this translation. Small 8vo (in 4s), 106 x 62 mms., pp. 133 [134 printer's notice, 135 - 136 adverts], including half-title, title-page in red and black, handsomely bound in full contemporary red morocco, gilt borders on covers, floral ornaments in each corner of border, spine gilt in compartments, all edges gilt, with the initials "P. W." in gilt on front cover. A fine and attractive copy. Victor Develay (1828 - ?) translated a number of works from Latin into French, but it is not clear if he ever translated Asinus Aureus in its entirety. Limitation notice on verso of half-title: "10 exemplaires sor papier de Chine/ 500 - sur papier vergé"; this is one of the latter (laid paper). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The English in Ireland in the Eighteenth Century, 3 vol. set (Author Signed)

      New York: Scribner, Armstrong, and Co.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1873. First Edition. Hardcover. Author inscribed in all three volumes on back of title page the following inscription with his signature. "Charles Scribner & Co. of No 654 Broadway New York have authority from me to publish further all works which I have already written or may hearafter write, J. A. Froude, Author, Jan 29, 1871." Brown cloth cover with gold lettering shows some rubs and wear to top and bottom of spine area. Clean contents and Not X Library. Hinges show some weakness otherwise tight. The first volume says "in two volumes", but author added a third volume which is part of this set. James Anthony Froude (Froude rhymes with rood) (April 23, 1818 – October 20, 1894) was an English historian. He was the brother of the Anglo-Catholic polemicist Richard Hurrell Froude and of William Froude, the engineer and naval architect.The son of R. H. Froude, archdeacon of Totnes, he was born at Dartington, Devon. He was educated at Westminster School and Oriel College, Oxford, then the centre of the ecclesiastical revival now called the Oxford Movement. He obtained a second class degree, but won the Chancellor's English essay prize, and was elected a fellow of Exeter College (1842). "So too, in his English in Ireland (1872-1874), which was written to show the futility of attempts to conciliate the Irish, he exaggerates the bad points of the Irish, touches lightly on English atrocities, and emphasizes the influence of Roman Catholicism." was an English historian, novelist, biographer, and editor of Fraser's Magazine. From his upbringing amidst the Anglo-Catholic Oxford Movement, Froude intended to become a clergyman, but doubts about the doctrines of the Anglican church, published in his scandalous 1849 novel The Nemesis of Faith. (Wiki). Extremely rare work with this inscription. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Signed by Author .

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        Mitchell's New General Atlasâ?¦

      S. Augustus Mitchell Folio, original cloth with leather spine and corners, gilt title on front cover, 72colored maps. Wear at extremities, top hinge cracked a little, rubber stamp and signature on front endpaper, along with small crude tape repair (not significant), there is also a small repair to Boston map, minor scattered foxing and aging. Bindings rarely in this good condition, maps bright and clean. This atlas contans 72 colored maps, many double page, and over 40 are related to the U.S. Double page maps of the United States, Boston and New York City are very attractive. Included in the U.S. map section, are a number of cities illustrated that are often not featured in other atlases. Phillips 870.

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        The Lakes in Sunshine, being photographic and other pictures of the Lake District

      London: Simpkin, Marshall , 1873. Hardcover. 4to. (11.25 x 9 inches). Parts I + II. pp.99 + 92. 25 mounted albumen prints by Garnett and Sproat, hors texte, some with tissue guards. Numerous engraved text illusts. Maroon cloth, elaborately blocked in gilt to front and lower covers and spine. Trifle rubbed to front cover and corners. Spine a little darkened. A.e.g. Prelims and extrems lightly spotted, with light spotting to some of the plate pages (not affecting photographic images). O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. Most photographs richly toned. This is a Very Good copy indeed. Oversize or heavy book, possibly requiring extra postage.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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        Die Baukunst und religiöse Kultur der Chinesen - Band 2: Gedächtnistempel Tze Tang

      The photographer Ernst Boerschmann (1873-1949) first visited China in 1902 under the aegis of the German Imperial Colonial Office, the Reichs-Kolonial-Amt. He travelled to the Qing Empire to explore the country, and to understand better the people, culture and architecture of China. He was based in Qingdao/Tsingtao ??, Shandong province, the major German concession which had been ceded by the Chinese government in 1897. During that initial trip Boerschmann also visited a number of other major Chinese cities. Very rare book. More photos upon request.

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        Les amours jaunes *

      Librairie du XIXe siècle / Glady frères, Paris 8.8.1873. - Reliure signée de Bernasconi, demi maroquin citron à coins, couvertures conservées (la première courtes de marges et avec de petits manques en bords mais sans atteinte au texte), titre et tête dorés, dos à nerfs avec caissons, plats et gardes de papier fantaisie, tampon sur titre. Exemplaire correct de ce livre mythique, soigneusement relié par un maître artisan du pied du Jet d'Eau pour la bibliothèque d'une jeune Eve. Édition originale. L'un des 481 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande Van Gelder, après 9 Jonquille.

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        CROFUTT'S TRANS-CONTINENTAL TOURIST'S GUIDE (1873)

      1873. Fine. CROFUTT, George A. CROFUTT'S TRANS-CONTINENTAL TOURIST'S GUIDE Containing a full and authentic description of over five hundred cities, towns, villages, stations, government forts and camps, mountains, lakes, rivers, sulphur, soda, and hot springs, scenery, watering places, summer resorts ... the Union Pacific Railroad, Central Railroad of Cal., their branches and connections by stage and water, from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. New York and Chicago: Geo. A. Crofutt, 1873. 5th volume, No. 1, 4th annual revise. 224 pp. + plates, five of which are folding, world map in color. 12mo., green pebbled cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Exterior fine, clean and bright. Interior near fine, with a few pages at end of text showing minor insect damage along top edge (not affecting text or images). Profusely illustrated in b/w. Color world route at end of text, and including maps of Yellowstone and Salt Lake City. The best guide of its era to the Pacific Railroad. Howes C901. As near pefect as one might hope, maps especially fine.

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        Mareca Penelope. [Eurasian Wigeon].

      No date. [ 1873]. - Lithograph, handcolored, sheet size 14 5/8 x 21 1/2 inches. Overall toning to paper, dampstaining at left half of lower edge reaching to level of text lines, small foxed spot at lower right corner and tiny spot at upper left, image itself if clean and the color still bright. With a damaged text sheet. Now reclassified as Anas Penelope, the distribution of this duck covers "the whole of the northern and temperate regions of the Old World, from Iceland in the west to Japan in the east.In China, in India, and in Southern Europe it also occurs during summer as numerously as with us."

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        Instituciones de Derecho Civil Venezolano, 4 volumes in 2 Books

      1873. Sanojo, Luis [1819-1878]. Instituciones de Derecho Civil Venezolano. Caracas: Imprinta Nacional, 1873. Four volumes in two books. Octavo (9" x 6"). Original publisher wrappers bound into recent cloth, printed paper title labels to spines, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Small inkstamps to title pages. * Only edition. This is a comprehensive treatise on the jurisprudence and practice of Venezuelan civil law as it stood during the presidency of Antonio Guzman Blanco (1870-1877, again in 1879-1884 and 1886-1887). At that time the civil law was governed by the code of 1870, which was revised in 1896. OCLC locates 10 copies in North America, 4 in law libraries (Harvard, SMU, UC-Berkeley, UT-Austin). Clagett, A Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Venezuela 18.

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        Over de Continuiteit van den Gas- en Vloeistoftoestand

      Leiden: A.W. Sijthoff, 1873. First edition. A fine copy, in original wrappers, of van der Waals&#146;s classic 1873 dissertation on the continuity of gaseous and liquid states, which introduced the van der Waals equation, an equation of state approximating the behavior of real fluids. This dissertation, one of the most famous in the history of physics, &#145;at once put his name among the foremost in science&#146; (Maxwell).<br/><br/>& & &#147;Van der Waals&#146; idea of continuity was that there is no essential difference between gaseous and liquid states of matter, although one must consider other factors in addition to motion of the molecules in the determination of pressure. The important factors are the attraction between particles and their proper volume. . . . From these considerations van der Waals arrived at the equation p + a/v2 ) (v-b) = RT where a expresses the mutual attraction of the molecules, and b is their volume. . . . Other experimenters have suggested different models and equations of state, but van der Walls&#146;s model is probably the most useful because it emphasizes the essential features of molecules that determine liquidity, without introducing too many &#145;realistic&#146; complications. . . . An important practical application of the theory is the prediction of conditions necessary for the liquefaction of a gas; this was an important guide in the liquefaction of the &#145;permanent&#146; gases&#148; (Weber, Pioneers of Science, p. 41; see also p. 40).&#148; Van der Waals was awarded the Nobel Prize for physics in 1910 for his work on the equation of state of gases and liquids. The son of a carpenter, van der Waals began his career as a primary school teacher, advancing after additional training to the secondary school level where he became a Headmaster. He received his doctorate at Leiden at the age of 36 with the present dissertation, one of the most famous in the history of physics, and became professor of physics at the University of Amsterdam in 1877. Remarkably he wrote very little after his dissertation - a few articles and a book on thermodynamics co-authored in 1912. His Nobel Prize was awarded for the discovery first published in his dissertation. <br/><br/>& & Parkinson; Breakthroughs, p. 382; Neville, Historical Chemical Library. P. 599; DSB XIV:109. 8vo (229 x 152 mm), pp [viii] 134 [2] and one folding lithographed plate, original grey printed wrappers, uncut and unopened, rear wrapper with a closed tear, capitals with some light chipping, in all a very fine and unrestored copy in its original state.

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        Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas

      James R. Osgood, 1873 - First Edition, First Printing published by Osgood which was later published by Geo. M. Smith. An attractive copy with some wear to the spine and edges. The binding is tight and the pages are clean. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this scarce First Edition in collector's condition. Includes a custom clamshell box to protect the book. We buy Verne First Editions [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Under the Greenwood Tree. A Rural Painting of the Dutch School. LATER ISSUE OF HARDY'S FIRST BOOK PUBLISHED IN THE US

      Henry Holt, New York, 1873 1873 8vo., First US Edition [Later Issue]; original pictorial mustard cloth blocked and lettered in black, backstrip lettered in gilt and black, very neatly rebacked with old backstrip laid down, original printed endpapers wholly preserved, covers very lightly age-soiled (but every detail of the blocking bright and clear), corners very lightly bruised without material damage, a remarkably bright, clean copy. HARDY'S FIRST BOOK PUBLISHED IN THE US AND THE SECOND EDITION OF THE WORK OVERALL. Hardy's second novel 'Under the Greenwood Tree' was first published by Tinsley in 1872, one of the 'best press-noticed' books sold by that publisher. Under the terms of Tinsley's new agreement with Holt of New York it was then issued by the latter in their popular 'Leisure House' series in June 1873, the first of Hardy's works to be so issued in the US. His first novel 'Desperate Remedies' (1871) did not appear in the series until March 1874. From the series catalogue present on the front endpapers it is clear that this is a later issue (at least 1881 since the list includes 'A Laodician'). Most volumes in the 'Leisure Hour' series were severally reissued with updated endpapers. This copy has been expertly rebacked. The original, elaborately blocked, backstrip is virtually complete with just a few millimetres missing at extreme head and tail. The original endpapers, which carry a detailed catalogue of the 'Leisure Hour' series catalogue printed in red, are all complete and virtually unmarked. The top edge is mildly dust-soiled but this does not extend to the text, which also shows practically no trace of the usual foxing and spotting. A NOTABLE COPY AND A RARE SURVIVAL. See Purdy, p.8 et seq. NCBEL III 981.

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        Bibliotheca Casinensis

      Cassino - Ex Typographia Casinensi, 1873 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce anthology of religious manuscripts from the Cassino Library. Written in Latin. Collected and edited by the Monks of the Order of St. Benedict, a Roman Catholic religious order of independent monastic communities that observe the Rule of St. Benedict. Featuring thirty-six coloured plates. Collation presumed complete. St Augustine&#39;s ramsgate Institutional ink stamp to title page as well as a Monastic bookplate to the front pastedown of both volumes. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In half vellum bindings with cloth boards and gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, Sound with slight rubbing. Internally, firmly bound with bright pages. Scattered spotting throughout both volumes. Repaired tear to title page of volume one. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Eaux-Fortes et Reves Creux Sonnets Excentriques et Poemes Etranges

      Paris: Leon Willem, 1873. #14/70 copies printed on Hollande paper by Charles Meyreis, from an overall edition of 350 copies, illustrated with 20 fine macabre etchings, finely bound in 1/4 dark blue morocco over a French moulded gilt paper, spine gilt, marbled endpapers, with original paper wraps bound in. A superb copy uniquely bound.. Limited Edition. Small Quarto.

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        Lombard Street-A Description of the Money Market

      Lombard Street-A Description of the Money Market by Walter Bagehot-$600.00Scribner, Armstrong & Co. New York, 1873 stated. First printed in Britain by Henry S. King and Co. in 1873. 359 pages including one Appendix.Advertisements present at end of book. A name and date of 1873 inscribed on ffep. Advertisements for other books for sale at end of book  date from 1873-1874. Hardback in good condition.Book cocked. Boards reddish brown with black lines and gold print. Corners bumped. Spots of fading along front fore edge. Very top of spine frayed away. Bottom of spine has wear.Gold printing on spine still visible. Ffep and paste down and Frep and paste down have foxing.Pages are age tanned. There is some foxing and spots on interior pages but does not interfere with text. Top edge darkened. Fore edge tanned with some spots of foxing. Pages 51-52, 53-54 have paper loss along edge of page. 213-214 and 215-216  have "nicks" along the edge of the page. There is some loosening of the binding but pages still firmly attached. Pages not marked with pen or pencil. Dust Jacket: No. A "Melt Down" in the banking and investment world is not a new phenomenon. Walter Bagehot, whose essays on political and economic issues for Great Britain?s "The Economist" were legendary, wrote this analysis of such an event. Lombard Street or Wall Street- those interested in banking practicalities and crisis still are impressed by the knowledge and views of Walter Bagehot. This book is a great collector?s item for those interested in the great minds of economic thought--from Adam Smith, Malthus, Keynes, Bagehot and others who laid the foundation for economic philosophies still discussed today.

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        Cleave&#39;s Biographical Cyclopaedia of Homoeopathic Physicians and Surgeons; CyclopÊdia, Homúopathic

      Philadelphia: Galaxy Publishing Company. 1873. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good +. First edition. Red cloth hardbound with gilt designs and title, gilt page edges, 512 pp., heavily illustrated, clean unmarked text, Very Good+ copy, some foxing throughout (especially at the illustrations), light soil to the endpapers, minor wear to some pages of the text (including the frontispiece&#39;s tissue-guard and the rear flyleaf), light rubbing to the cloth covers at the tips and edges, light soil or discoloraiton to the cloth. This is a sharp copy of a rare book--a worn copy sold at auction in &#39;01 for $300 (New England Auctions). Digital images available upon request.

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        Six Lectures on Light Delivered in America in 1872-1973

      London: Longmans, Green, 1873 Book. Fine. Hardcover. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. xiv, 278, [2:advertisements] pp., 32 pp. publisher's catalogue. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author. Publisher's cloth, institutional blind and ink stamps..

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        THE EUSTACE DIAMONDS

      1873. In Three Volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 1873. Original salmon cloth stamped in black and gilt. First English Edition of the third of Trollope&#39;s six "Palliser Novels." (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 actually, was it?... 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 this as the primary binding ("salmon-brown sand-grained cloth"), with the spine lettering in gilt and black; this is such a set, except that on this set the single-line border is 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-plus: the cloth is quite clean (though the spines are dull), and external wear is limited to light wear along one joint plus some nicks at spine-ends; the pale yellow endpapers are original though one volume&#39;s are re-glued at the gutters. For some reason we seldom see this title in original cloth (in 30+ years this is only the third time, and the other two have been variant green and terra-cotta bindings). Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 39.

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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&#39;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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        AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS

      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&#39;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.

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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&#39;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&#39;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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        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. First American Edition, second and usual "Smith" issue, of Verne&#39;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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        A PAIR OF BLUE EYES

      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.

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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

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, 1873. ...x, [1], 453pp.(includes appendix), plus 32pp. ads....NARRATIVE OF FIVE YEARS&#39; EXPERIENCE IN THE SUPPRESSION OF THE SLAVE TRADE...SECOND EDITION... WITH MAP(COLOR IN VERY GOOD CONDITION) AND ILLUSTRATIONS (FRONTIS PLUS 15 PLATES) FROM PHOTOGRAPHS AND SKETCHES TAKEN ON THE SPOT BY THE AUTHOR...AN ACCOUNT OF A BRITISH NAVAL OFFICER&#39;S ATTEMPTS TO SUPPRESS THE ILLEGAL SLAVE TRADE ALONG THE ZANZIBAR COAST... ORIGINAL RUST COLORED PEBBLED BOARDS WITH GILT SHIP IMAGES ON COVER AND SPINE...PUBLISHER STAMP ON BACK COVER...From the Library of Clifford W. Ashley, a reknown American author, sailor, and artist...Center hinge cracked...Some foxing to plates, mostly in margins.... Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

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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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        JEWELL&#39;S CRESCENT CITY ILLUSTRATED. THE COMMERCIAL, SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND GENERAL HISTORY OF NEW ORLEANS, INCLUDING BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF ITS DISTINGUISHED CITIZENS, TOGETHER WITH A MAP AND A GENERAL STRANGERS&#39; GUIDE

      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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        HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE IN ALL COUNTRIES (NEW EDITION)

      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

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1873. ...viii, [4], 503pp., plus 24 pages ads and index to ads...8 PLATES INCLUDING FRONTIS...1 FOLD OUT COLOR MAP IN FINE CONDITION...A RECORD OF NAVAL EXPERIENCES INVOLVING THE SUPPRESSION OF SLAVERY IN THE PERSIAN GULF, AT MUSCAT, MADAGASCAR, ZANZIBAR AND EAST AFRICA AS SEEN BY THE CAPTAIN OF HMS DRYAD...COLOMB WAS A NAVAL INNOVATOR WHO INVENTED A SYSTEM OF NIGHTTIME SIGNAL FLASHING TO REDUCE AT SEA COLLISIONS...ORIGINAL GREEN CLOTH BOARDS WITH GILT STAMPED IMAGE OF "MANACLES" ON COVER... From the Library of Clifford W. Ashley, a reknown American author, sailor, and artist...Front and rear hinge cracked but holding tightly...Minor shelfwear ...A RARE BOOK IN GOOD CONDITION.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

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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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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED ("SAMUEL"), TO HIS MOTHER-IN-LAW

      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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        Alkar

      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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