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        Crofutt's Trans-Continental Tourist's Guideâ?¦

      Geo. A Crofutt Square 8vo, original gilt lettered cloth, illustrated, 224 pp. Mild wear to binding, rubber stamp on endpaper, appears top of front blue endpaper is missing, large folding map of the world with some splits at the fold, especially at the first panel, which is significant, Yellowstone map with a tear in the left side, normal aging and toning; very nice copy overall. This is essentially a railroad guide loaded with information. It contains rail and stage schedules and routes, including a large folding Union Pacific Railroad schedule. In addition to a large folding colored map of the world, this guide contains folding maps of Salt Lake City, Yellowstone National Park and Omaha and Council Bluffs. There are over twenty full page engravings of views of America, including the Great Plains, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Donner Lake, mining activities in the west, and the meeting of the eastern and western railroads. Howes C901.

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        Printed, leather-bound volume of the bill H.R. 3921, Sundry Civil Bill, with amendments reported by James A. Garfield, Chairman of the Appropriations Committee. His own copy

      The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Books were a scarce commodity to young James, who lost his father before the age of two, and was raised by his mother who struggled to maintain a humble existence. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books. Some twenty years ago, several dozen of his books were de-accessioned, and one of these books is described below: Sundry Civil Bill, 1873-1874, bound copy of bill H.R. 3921, with amendments, from the Committee on Appropriations, 42d Congress, 3d Session, reported [by] Mr. James A. Garfield, February 11, 1873. Half leather with four raised bands on spine and titles stamped in gilt, marbled boards, end papers and page block. No title page or publisher stated. Approximately 235 pps, 4to. Affixed to the first page of the bill on plain paper in unknown hand, ìHon. J. A. Garfield / Sundry Civil Bill / 1873-74." Shelf wear to leather, interior is lightly soiled and toned, else near fine condition. Garfield was a talented parliamentarian, a hard worker, and a skilled negotiator in Congress. He became Chairman of the Appropriations Committee in 1871, a position he would hold for the next four years. It is generally agreed that his work on the committee made a real contribution to improving the management of the U.S. government. When James G. Blaine advanced to the Senate in 1876, Garfield succeeded him as leader of the House Republicans. Garfield was very successful in the House, but his time there was not entirely without controversy. Garfield was one of more than thirty representatives alleged to have been sold stock by Credit Mobilier of America, a company associated with the Union Pacific Railroad, at less than its value to influence legislation affecting the railroad. Garfield claimed to have been given a loan from the company in the amount of $300 in June 1868, not stock, which he paid back in the winter of 1869. No receipt, certificate or dividend was ever uncovered, and thus Garfield was not politically ruined long term.

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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'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, 'at once put his name among the foremost in science' (Maxwell).<br/><br/> "Van der Waals' 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's model is probably the most useful because it emphasizes the essential features of molecules that determine liquidity, without introducing too many 'realistic' 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 'permanent' gases" (Weber, Pioneers of Science, p. 41; see also p. 40)." 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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        To the Queen [O Loyal to the royal in thyself] from Idylls of the King

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

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        THE VISION OF THE THREE T'S. A Threnody by the Author of The New Belfry.

      37, 38 pp. Recently rebound in half calf gilt over marble boards with leather title label to upper cover. First edition. A very good copy of a scarce title.Williams, Madan, Green 94.

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        En resa i Finland.

      Första serien. Efter originalteckningar af A. v. Becker, A. Edelfelt, R. W. Ekman, W. Holmberg, K. E. Jansson, O. Kleineh, J. Knutson, B. Lindholm, H. Munsterhjelm och B. Reinhold. Helsingfors, Finska litteratur-sällskapets tryckeri, 1873. Tvär-folio. (4),26,31-100,VIII s. & 36 litograferade plr. Brunt lätt nött oklbd med riklig blindpressad och guldpräglad dekor på främre pärmen och ryggen. Marmorerade snitt. Enstaka lagerfläckar. Plansch 11 lös och ganska lagerfläckig. Det litograferade extra titelbladet och s. 27-30 saknas. Ur Olof Lagercrantz bibliotek och med inklistrad etikett på bakre pärmens insida som anger detta.. Allt som utkom. En finsk upplaga utkom samma år, en rysk översättning 1875 och en tysk 1885. Topelius ton i texterna andas minst sagt nationalistiskt frihetspatos när han gång efter annan lyfter fram det finska folkets styrka

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        Les roses. histoire, culture, description. preface par ch. naudin. paris, j. rothschild, 1873.

      In-8° (cm. 26,5), elegante legatura coeva in m. pelle e angoli, dorso a nervi con titolo e fregi in oro, sobrie decorazioni in oro ai piatti, tagli rossi (lievissimi segni d'usura); pp. [8], IV, 267, [1] in ottimo stato, con 60 eccezionali tavole cromolitografiche f.t. di FranA'ois Grobon -i-d'après nature-/i-A di potente attrattiva (e protette da velina), oltre a 60 incisioni in legno n.t.. Sporadicissime fioriture. Seconda edizione di questo magnifico esempio d'iconografia botanica. Non in Pritzel. Esemplare molto buono.

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        Australia and New Zealand

      London: Chapman and Hall. 1873. First. First edition. Two volumes. Tall octavos. 553; 516pp. Folding maps. Publisher's reddish-brown cloth stamped in black and gilt. Volume One carefully rebacked, some small tears on the folding maps, modest edgewear on the boards, a handsome, very good set. With the bookplate of (presumably Charles Sidney) Buxton in each volume. .

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        Topelius, Z. : En Resa i Finland. Första Serien. Efter Originalmålningar af A. v. Becker, A. Edelfelt, R. W. Ekman, W. Holmberg, K. E. Jansson, O. Kleineh, J. Knutson, B. Lindholm, H. Munsterhjelm och B. Reinhold. Text af (...).

      Helsingfors. F. Tilgmanns förlag. 1873. Tverrfolio. Grønt originalt helshirtingbind med rik forgylling på ryggen og fordekkelen. Rebacked med bruk av den originale ryggstripen. Helt gullsnitt. 100, VIII s. Med 36 helsides raderinger.. Rent og fint eksemplar

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        Eventyr af Charles Perrault. Med Billeder af Gustave Doré. Paa dansk ved Christian Winther.

      Thieles Bogtrykkeri, 1873. 59 s. Illustreret s/h med helsides tryk og vignetter. Indbunden i maroquin med rig dekoration på permerne i guld og farver med blad- og sommerfuglemotiver. Indvendige forgyldte bordurer. Helt guldsnit. Folio.. Hjørnerne slidte og falsen løsnet en anelse. Få og små bindfejl. I øvrigt et utroligt smukt værk med kønne illustrationer. Siderne meget velholdte og uden pletter.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        Paradisea Minor [Lesser Bird of Paradise]

      [London: Daniel Giraud Elliot, 1873]. Lithograph by J. Smit after Joseph Wolf, hand-coloured by J.D. White, heightened with gum arabic. 23 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches. A magnificent image from Elliot's Birds of Paradise, painted by Joseph Wolf, "without exception, the best all-round animal artist who ever lived' (Sir Edwin Landseer). Ornithological illustration reached its zenith during the golden age of lithography, and this image is from that great era. Even today, with all of the excellent methods of colour reproduction available, the beauty of hand-colouring cannot be equalled. Joseph Wolf is pre-eminent among the ornithological artists of the day: he was the first bird artist to fully understand and use the new freedom of style that lithography allowed. The lithographic crayon suited Wolf's drawing style, transforming his soft expressive lines and subtle suggestions of movement into a printable image. His work set a new standard in life-like representations and Wolf's skill at capturing the essential character of his subjects also breathed life into the stiff "bird on a perch" portrayals so characteristic of bird art of the day. The plates in Elliot's Monograph of the... Birds of Paradise, "almost as magnificent as the birds they portray, were the fruits of Elliot's considerable wealth, Wolf's great artistry and both men's profound knowledge and love of birds" (Dance). Elliot writes in the preface "The drawings of Mr. Wolf will, I am sure, receive the admiration of those who see them; for, like all that artist's productions, they cannot be surpassed, if equalled, at the present time. Mr. J. Smit has lithographed the drawings with his usual conscientious fidelity, and in his share of the work has left me nothing to desire... In the coloring of the plates Mr. J.D. White has faithfully followed the originals; and in the difficult portions where it was necessary to produce the metallic hues, he has been very successful." Cf. Anker 131; cf. Dance, The Art of Natural History, 1978, p.132; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990) p. 95; cf. Nissen IVB 296; cf. Wood p. 331; cf. Zimmer p. 207.

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        THE WIDOW LEROUGE

      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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        Codigo Penal de la Provincia de Corrientes [bound with] La Provincia

      1873. [Argentina]. Codigo Penal de la Provincia de Corrientes. Buenos Aires: Imprenta de Pablo E. Coni, 1878. 110 pp. [Bound with] Llerena, Juan. La Provincia de Buenos Aires y su Nueva Capital. Buenos Aires: Establecimiento Tipografico, 1881. 54 pp. [And] Stegmann, Carlos. Construccion y Disposicion Interior de las Escuelas Publicas en Relacion con la Higiene. Buenos Aires: Imprenta de Pablo E. Coni, 1878. 24 pp. Five plates, two folding. Octavo (9-1/4" x 6-1/4"). Later cloth, gilt titles to spine. Light shelfwear, some toning to text, final three leaves of Construccion detached, internally clean. * Only editions located. The first item is the penal code for Corrientes, one of the provinces of Argentina. The second title, which is not legal in nature, is an essay defending the establishment of Buenos Aires as the national capital in 1880. Illustrated with plates depicting classrooms and school furniture, the final title is a book of regulations governing the construction of schools and the furnishing of classrooms. All of these titles are rare. OCLC locates 1 copy each of Corrientes and Provincia (both in Germany), no copies of Construccion. See Borchard, Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Argentina, Brazil and Chile 115-116.

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        Map of the States of California and Nevada

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

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

      London: Chatto and Windus, Publishers. (Successors to John Camden Hotten.), n.d.. [1873]. original pictorial yellow wrappers printed in black, red and blue.. At some point this copy was bound with front and rear covers. preserved into a binding of some sort (no longer present) with its. fore and bottom edges trimmed and top edge gilded. It is now. disbound. Spine panel missing, two creases to lower right corner of. front cover, a bright, sound, good copy of a fragile book which had. no hardbound issue and has never been reprinted. Bierce&#39;s scarcest. book. In a custom cloth traycase. (#135545). First edition. The author&#39;s second book. A collection of stories, sketches, epigrams, quips and witticisms. In general the seventeen very short stories, grouped together as "Crazy Tales," are satirical; revenge and death are frequent themes. Bierce&#39;s first short story, "The Haunted Valley," was published in the OVERLAND MONTHLY in 1871. "On Christmas Day of that year he married Mollie Day of San Francisco and several months later they went to England. During the next four years Bierce was on the staff of FUN ... In 1872 he published, under the pseudonym of &#39;Dod Grile&#39; and in confessed collaboration with Satan, THE FIEND&#39;S DELIGHT, a &#39;cold collation of diabolisms,&#39; and [in 1873] NUGGETS AND DUST PANNED OUT IN CALIFORNIA. Both books were collections of mordantly humorous sketches he had contributed to various California journals, while two years later a third volume, COBWEBS FROM AN EMPTY SKULL, containing many articles that first appeared in FUN, established the reputation of &#39;Bitter Bierce&#39; as a vitriolic wit." - DAB. BAL 1099 (noted printing B without table of contents leaf [pages (vii)-viii]; terminal endpaper b; no sequence established). Starrett 2. Topp, Victorian Yellowbacks & Paperbacks III, p. 33. Baird and Greenwood 251.

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        Recueil de 13 articles et mémoires sur l&#39;obstétrique ayant parus entre 1870 et 1876

      Paris, Sens. Bruxelles: Delahaye, Baillère, 1873. relié. fort in 8 (16x22cm). Editions originales. Demi Basane verte. Dos lisse avec pièces de titre noires. Frottements. Coiffe supérieure fragilisée portant une déchirure au mors inférieur. Bordures le plus souvent dénudées. C&#146;est à la fin du XIXe siècle que naît l&#146;obstétrique moderne, conséquence du courant hygiéniste, les sages-femmes diplômées se multiplient, et les nouveaux bâtiments consacrés aux accouchements égalements , Détails des mémoires, articles et thèses contenus dans ce volume : - Note historique sur les Chamberlen de Londres et sur l&#146;invention du forceps par le Dr A. Mattei. Paris. J. Boyer. 1873. 8pp. - Des procidences de membres comme complication des présentations de l&#146;extrémité céphalique par le dr Louis Rubé. Paris. Parent. 1872. 80pp. Envoi de l&#146;auteur. - De l&#146;innocuité relative des accouchements chez les primipares agées par Alexandre Coccio. Paris. Delahaye. 1875. 64pp. - Lymphatiques utériens et parallèle entre la lymphagite et la phlébite utérine par J. Fioupe. Paris , Baillère. 1876. 82pp. Un tableau. - Des paralysies traumatiques es membres inférieurs consécutives à l&#146;accouchement labprieux par L. A. Lefèvre. Paris. Delahaye. 1876. 58pp. - Influence de la tension artérielle puerpérale sur la marche des maladies par le dr Léon Dumas. Paris. Delahaye. 1878. 39pp. fig. - De l&#146;opération césarienne en cas de tumeurs fibreuses utérines remplissant l&#146;excavation pervienne par le Dr H. Cazin. Paris. Delahaye. 1875. 30pp. - Contribution à la pratique des accouchements par Victor Emile Hottenier. Paris. Delahaye. 1876. 52pp. Un tableau dépliant. Edition répétée deux fois, la seconde avec envoi de l&#146;auteur. - De la rupture prématurée & spontanée des membranes de l&#146;oeuf. Thèse pour le doctorat de médecine par Louis Roulin. Sens. Duchemin. 1878. 83pp. - Mémoire de la céphalotripsie intra-cranienne par la méthose de M. le Dr F. Guyon. Son exposé, sa critique par le Dr Nicolas Kalindero. Paris. Alexandre Coccoz. 1870. 60pp. Texte répété deux fois. - Les conférences des professeurs hyernaux et amabile sur le forceps-scie et le traitement des fistules vésico-vaginales, faites au congrès des sciences médicales à Bruxelles par E. Putegnat. Paris. Delahaye. Bruxelles. Manceaux. 1876. 19pp. - Dans quels cas est-il indiqué de provoquer l&#146;avortement. Thèse présentée au concours pour l&#146;agrégation le 22 juillet 1875 par A. De Sqoyre. Paris. Delahaye. 1875. 205pp. - Des contre-indications de la version dans la présentation de l&#146;épaule et des moyens qui peuvent remplacer cette opération. Thèse présentée au concours pour l&#146;agrégation par le Dr A. Pinard. Paris , Baillère. 1875. 140pp. - Delahaye, Baillère, Paris, Sens. Bruxelles _1873-1876, fort in 8 (16x22cm), Un Vol. relié. - Un Vol. relié

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        Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas

      Boston: George M. Smith & Company, 1873. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7 " - 9 " tall xiii, [3], 303 pages. Green cloth. Black letters on gilt blocks. Gilt illustration on spine and front cover. Re-backed spine, cover and brown end papers repaired professionally. Overall a very good copy. Additional photos available on requested. Book is 100% guaranteed.& One Hundred and Ten Illustrations. Later issue of the Smith edition (without "The End" on page 303 at end of text), with the illustrations from the Osgood edition. , The second (preferred?) Smith issue - according to Myers, copies with &#39;THE END&#39; on final page of text have damaged type.

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        Etudes sur le vin

      Librarie Savy Paris 1873. later edition. Hardback. Fine/No Jacket. Second Edition 1873. A fine copy in publisher&#39;s green cloth. Complete with all 32 full-page plates and 25 text embedded figures. Previous owner&#39;s plate to pastedown, else a Fine copy

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        Flowering Plants, Grasses, Sedges, and Ferns of Great Britain

      London & New York: Frederick Warne & Co, 1873 No edition or date stated but presume 1873. The Flowering Plants, Grasses, Sedges, and Ferns of Great Britain, and their allies The Club Mosses, Pepperworts, and Horsetails. Published under the direction of the Committee of General Literature and Education, appointed by The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. Volume 1 - Flowering Plants, with 220 Species Coloured. 47 Coloured Illustrations. 288 pp. Volume 2 - Flowering Plants with 254 Species Coloured. 355 pp + 40 Coloured Illustrations. Volume 3 - Flowering Plants, with 283 Species Coloured, 410 pp + 53 Coloured illustrations. Volume 4 - Flowering Plants, with 249 species coloured, 328 pp + 53 Coloured Illustrations. Volume 5 - Flowering Plants with 237 species coloured, 368 including Index + 50 coloured illustrations. Volume 6 - British Grasses, Sedges and Ferns with 301 species coloured from nature, 319 pp + 76 coloured illustrations. 6 volumes in total. All in uniform green cardboard binding with gilt tooling and titles to both spine and front covers, all edges gilt, bumped and worn to edges and corners. Issued in 1854 as a 5 volume work-Flowering Plants of Great Britain, then a few times later. In 1873 it was issued as a 6 volume work, the 6th volume being the articles on the British Grasses, sedges and ferns. Difficult to find complete!. Numerous coloured plates in each. All showing magnificent detail. Pratt [married name Pearless], Anne (1806&ndash;1893), botanist, born on 5 December 1806 in Strood, Kent, the second of three daughters of Robert Pratt (1777&ndash;1819), a wholesale grocer of that town, and his wife, Sarah Bundock (1780&ndash;1845), of Huguenot descent. Her childhood and youth were passed at Chatham and she was educated by a Mrs Roffey at the Eastgate House School, Rochester. Her delicate health&mdash;&lsquo;a stiff knee&rsquo;&mdash;rendered her unfit for active pursuits and she devoted herself to literary study. A Scottish friend, Dr Dods, undertook to teach her botany and she soon became an ardent student. Aided by her elder sister, who collected plants for her, she formed an extensive herbarium and supplemented her collection by making sketches of the specimens. The drawings afterwards formed illustrations for her books. Anne Pratt left Chatham in 1846 and went to live with friends at Brixton and other places, but subsequently settled at Dover in 1849. There she wrote her principal work, The Flowering Plants and Ferns of Great Britain. Other changes of residence followed. On 4 December 1866 she married John Pearless of East Grinstead, Sussex. They lived at East Grinstead for two and a half years, after which they settled for some years at Redhill, Surrey. Anne died on 27 July 1893 at Rylett Road, Shepherd&#39;s Bush, London. Anne Pratt&#39;s works were written in popular style but were said to be accurate. They were also instrumental in spreading a knowledge and love of botany, and were at one time acknowledged by a grant from the civil list. Her first, The Field, the Garden, and the Woodland, was published in 1838 and reached a third edition in less than ten years. Perhaps her most popular, especially among children, Wild Flowers (2 vols., 1852), was also issued in sheets for hanging up in schoolrooms. The Flowering Plants and Ferns of Great Britain, published in five volumes from 1855, was widely regarded as the best popular botanical work of her time. (ODNB)

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        The Flowering Plants, Grasses, Sedges, and Ferns of Great Britain : and Their Allies the Club Mosses, Pepperworts, and Horsetails

      London - Frederick Warne and Co., 1873 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce set of horticultural studies of the indigenous ferns and grasses of the British Isles. Third edition. Illustrated throughout with 319 coloured plates, collated complete. With chapters on scurvy-grass, sundew, campions, thistles, and many more. Anne Pratt (5 December 1806 - 1893) was a botanical illustrator from Strood, Kent. She was one of the best known English botanical illustrators of the Victorian age. Anne Pratt wrote more than 20 books which she illustrated with chromolithographs. Anne Pratt&#39;s works were written in popular style but were said to be accurate. With bookplate of Wyndham Lewis Williams to front pastedowns. Complete in six volumes. Condition: In half-morocco bindings with marbled boards. Externally sound, though with some rubbing and marks to the boards. Some sunning to the front board of volume IV. Seven joints starting. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Pages are bright and generally clean, though with some patches of foxing to the first few pages and to a few pages in volume III. Slight cockling to the pages of volume VI. Overall: GOOD..

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        Madame de Sévigné, Her Correspondents and Contemporaries

      1873. A Special Extra-Illustrated Copy,in a Fine Early Cosway-Style Binding by Bayntun of Bathwith Miniature Portraits on Ivory of Madame de Sévigné and Her Daughter, Madame Grignan[COSWAY-STYLE BINDING]. [SÉVIGNÉ, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de]. PULIGA, Henrietta Consuelo de, Comtesse. Madame de Sévigné, Her Correspondents and Contemporaries. By the Comtesse de Puliga. Special Copy&#151;Extra Illustrated. In Two Volumes. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1873.First edition. Two octavo volumes (8 3/8 x 5 3/16 inches; 213 x 131 mm). xvi, 400; xii, 373, [1] pp. The original title-pages have been replaced with specially printed title-pages. Extra-illustrated with sixty-six plates (twenty-two of which are hand-colored), some inlaid to size.In a fine Cosway-style binding (ca. 1920) by Bayntun of Bath (stamp-signed in gilt on the front turn-in) of full dark blue crushed levant morocco over bevelled boards. Covers decoratively panelled in gilt in an Art Nouveau design within an outer gilt single fillet border, spines in six compartments with five raised bands, lettered in gilt in two compartments, decoratively panelled in gilt in the remaining four compartments, with &#147;Extra Illustrated 1873&#148; in gilt at the foot, board edges with gilt-dotted rule, turn-ins ruled in gilt with gilt floral corner ornaments, dark red morocco doublures within an onlaid dark maroon morocco frame within single gilt fillets, dark red morocco liners, all edges gilt. The front doublure of each volume is set with a very fine oval portrait miniature on ivory under glass (each measuring 3 3/16 x 2 1/2 inches; 80 x 63 mm.), in Volume I of Madame de Sévigné (signed Penin) and in Volume II of her daughter, Madame Grignan (signed Lié). The miniatures are set within a frame of onlaid dark maroon morocco within an inner single gilt fillet and an outer double gilt fillet. A superb example.Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné (1626-1696), &#147;French writer noted for some 1,700 letters written to her daughter. The natural, spontaneous tone of the letters broke established rules for the genre and served as a new model. Of old Burgundian nobility, she was introduced into court society in Paris after her marriage in 1644 to Henri de Sévigné, a Breton gentleman of nobility who squandered most of her money before being killed in a duel in 1651. Mme de Sévigné was left with two children, Françoise Marguerite (b. 1646) and Charles (b. 1648). For some years she continued to frequent the fashionable social circles of Paris while also devoting herself to her children. In 1669 her daughter married Count de Grignan and then moved to Provence with him. The separation from her daughter provoked acute loneliness in Sévigné; it also prompted her to write the letters on which her reputation is based. Most of the letters, written without literary intention or ambition, were composed in the first seven years of their separation in 1671. The letters recount current news and events in fashionable society, describe prominent persons, comment on contemporary topics, and provide details of her life from day to day&#151;her household, her acquaintances, her visits, and her taste in reading. Sévigné&#146;s conversational manner makes her stories of current events and gossip unforgettable&#148; (Merriam-Webster&#146;s Encyclopedia of Literature).&#147;The correspondence of Madame de Sévigné, covering almost fifty years of a rich and turbulent period in French history and culture (1648-1696), has been the favorite reading of great writers from Voltaire to Virginia Woolf. From the time of their first publication in 1726, Sévigné&#146;s letters have provided a standard against which other important letter collections can be measured&#133;As a writer, Sévigné occupies a special position in the history of French literature. She wrote nothing but letters, thousands of them, letters that constitute a treasure of information for historians and that have been admired as masterpieces of style. Sévigné&#146;s body of work, though, has not been stable&#151;it has changed its shape at least once every few decades since the end of the seventeenth century. Since the letters were first written, they have been edited, corrected, copied, recopied, and even willfully destroyed by a long line of readers with a variety of motives. During Sévigné&#146;s lifetime the letters were published only once, when her cousin Roger de Bussy-Rabutin included a few of them in a volume of his memoirs, which he presented to Louis XIV. After her death on 17 April 1696, a larger number of letters was included in the published correspondence of Bussy-Rabutin, generating enough public interest to persuade Sévigné&#146;s granddaughter Pauline de Simiane to undertake the task of preparing her grandmother&#146;s letters for publication. This project resulted in the intermittent release of selected letters at intervals over the next hundred years and spawned enough family quarreling and tension between the copyists and de Simiane&#39;s descendants that in 1784 her son-in-law burned all of the several hundred letters she had left in his possession. When the literary scholar L.J.N. Monmerqué undertook the first critical edition of Sévigné&#146;s letters in 1818, there were already few original autographs left. He had to verify his material by comparing the many published editions of selected letters and the copies of letters that had been compiled by editors and never published. Since the first &#145;complete&#146; edition of the letters was published from 1862 to 1868 (Monmerqué having spent more than thirty years on the project), there has been one major discovery of a 1720 manuscript copy of some of the letters and two new critical editions, the definitive one being Roger Duchêne&#146;s edition of the correspondence published in three volumes from 1972 to 1978. Duchêne&#146;s edition includes more than 1,500 letters by Sévigné and more than 1,000 letters addressed to her, and it draws on all of the available copies of the letters as well as the relatively few autographs that remain in museums and archives across France&#148; (Elizabeth C. Goldsmith, &#147;Marie de Rabutin Chantal, Madame de Sévigné (1626-1696),&#148; in Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 268: 17th Century French Writers (2002), pp. 351-359).

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        Revue Des Documents Historiques Suite De Pieces Curieuses Et Inedites Publiees Avec Des Notes Et Des Commentaires

      Paris: A. Lemere, 1873-1880. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary three quarter brown calf and three quarter red morocco. 7 volumes bound in 5. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 4to, 22 x 14 cm, illustrated with a plethora of full-page and folding facsimile plates of autographs, manuscripts and documents. Important study of French autographs in this all published set. Each volume indexed: Subject, Illustration, and Provenance. Fresh and crisp set, Volumes 1-4 bound in two: brown calf and green cloth, raised bands, gilt spine panels, red and black leather spine labels printed in gilt. Vols. 5-7 bound in red morocco and marbled boards, raised bands, gilt spine florets and lettering, marbled endpapers, Teg. Latter three volumes in fine condition.

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        Histoire De Gil Blas De Santillane Réimpression de l'édition de 1747 Précédé D'Une Introduction Par F.Sarcey. (Collection des Romans Classiques)

      Paris: Librairie Des Bibliophiles [Printed by D.Jouaust], 1873., 1873. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xx, [3], 403, [1]; 2 p.l., 411, [1]. titles in red & black. decorative ornaments, initials, & title vignettes. engraved frontis. portrait of Le Sage after Guélard. extra-illustrated with 49 additional engraved & etched plates after R.Smirke & others. Superb copies, bound in full contemporary red morocco by David, covers bordered with gilt filets & flowers, spines gilt in compartments, inside dentelles, top edge gilt, others uncut. The Robert Hoe copy, with leather ex-libris. Edition of 500 copies, this one of 20 on Whatman paper.. Hardcover.

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

      n.p n.d n.p, n.d. 13-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches. . Unframed, on board . Ross illustrated The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon for Heritage Press Gordon Ross (1873-1946) was a prolific artist, working mostly in watercolor, from his early days in his native Scotland. As a book artist he tackled everything from Dickens to Shakespeare, including a number of titles for The Limited Editions Club. He is also noted for his sporting work, which included illustrations for The Derrydale Press, Surtees's Jorrocks Jaunts and Jolities, and several large prints of notable sportsmen, including Sir Thomas Lipton, Hugo Meynell, Peter Beckford, and Surtees himself. The eminent collector A. Edward Newton, who wrote the introduction to the Surtees edition, praised Ross in his book End Papers: "No one now living in Great Britain and doing work in his line can compare with Gordon Ross, now living in New York...He has no living superior; I doubt if he has his equal for the very quality needed to illustrate a humorous classic." A superb draftsman, with a gift for portraiture, Ross's work has an ingratiating quality of lively elegance; his originals very seldom come on the market

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        Chess Set - An Amusing Jewish Themed Chess Set, 20th Century (circa 1960s)

      Charming painted figures in Jewish religious dress (Tallis, Yarmulke etc), one side with black bases the other side with pink bases. The king 8cm high. Jews have long been associated with chess: according to Moritz Steinschneider (Schach bei den Juden, 1873) Jews first became aquainted with chess in the 10th Century but it was until the 19th Century that they began to make a contribution on a significant scale.

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        [ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT SKETCHBOOK OF THE H.M.S. CHALLENGER EXPEDITION, 1872 - 1874]

      [H.M.S. Challenger. 1873].. Thirty-six leaves, including illustrated titlepage and thirty-five ink and watercolor illustrations, all but titlepage in full color. Oblong quarto sketchbook, 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Original printed wrappers, backed in later tape. Inscribed on front wrapper verso: "William Gurling. H.M.S. Challenger. Sydney. Australia." Covers worn. Some minor soiling internally, but overall clean, bright, and in very good condition, with most tissue guards remaining. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. The remarkable original watercolor sketchbook of Benjamin Shephard from the historic scientific voyage of the H.M.S. Challenger. In 1968, J. Welles Henderson, collector, historian, and founder of the Philadelphia Maritime Museum, discovered the sketchbook in an antique shop in Boston. He purchased the volume and soon showed it to Harris B. Stewart, an oceanographer and member of the Maritime Museum&#39;s Underwater Advisory Board, who agreed that the drawings added "a delightful artistic postscript to the volumes already written about what is still considered the greatest of all oceanographic expeditions" (Stewart and Henderson, p.[3]). In 1972, on the centennial of the Challenger&#39;s launch, the Philadelphia Maritime Museum published a facsimile volume of the sketchbook, with an introduction and detailed commentary by Stewart and Henderson accompanying each plate. During their research on the sketchbook, Henderson and Stewart discovered that Benjamin Shephard was a cooper who served during the entire voyage of the H.M.S. Challenger, from November 1872 to May 1876. Shephard was born at Brixton in Surrey in 1841, entered the navy in 1862, and died in Australia from tuberculosis in 1887 at the age of forty-five. "Evidently," Henderson and Stewart write, "he found work not particularly to his liking, as he was promoted and demoted several times during his 25-year career." He paid significant attention to his Challenger sketchbook, however, creating this series of splendid watercolors that show the work of a skilled and observant amateur. The sketches are all approximately 6 by 9 3/4 inches, each featuring a view of the ship and framed with a caption-bearing garter. Following the attractive pictorial titlepage, they begin with a fanciful scene of the Challenger dredging the sea floor, with mermaids guiding the net below and bestowing it with shells and an old anchor. Stewart and Henderson note that like the sailors on most oceanographic expeditions, "those aboard the H.M.S. Challenger, although intrigued by the work of the scientists, were more interested in the ports which punctuated the long periods of observations at sea. Thus Shephard, with few exceptions, concentrated on painting not the scientific work at sea but rather the Challenger at her various ports of call." Twenty-five of the watercolors are port or other coastal views, covering Madeira, St. Thomas, Bermuda, Halifax, St. Michael&#39;s, St. Vincent, St. Paul&#39;s Rocks, Fernando Noronha, Tristan de Cunha, Capetown, Prince Edward Island, Crozet Island, Kerguelen Island, and McDonald Island. Many of these depict other ships and boats, with forts, towns, and the occasional lighthouse in the background. Non-coastal scenes include one of a violent storm in the Gulf of Florida, a particularly attractive view of the ship at full sail "on her way to St. Paul&#39;s Rocks," and six sketches of the Challenger sailing, firing, and dredging among the Antarctic icebergs. A beautiful and important visual record of what Howgego has called "the most detailed and extensive examination of the world&#39;s oceans in the history of exploration." HOWGEGO N5. [Benjamin Shephard], CHALLENGER SKETCHBOOK B. SHEPHARD&#39;S SKETCHBOOK OF THE H.M.S. CHALLENGER EXPEDITION 1872-1874 PREPARED AND EDITED FOR PUBLICATION BY HARRIS B. STEWART, JR. AND J. WELLES HENDERSON (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Maritime Museum, 1972).

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        [Original Manuscript Sketchbook of the H.M.S. Challenger Expedition, 1872-1874]

      [H.M.S. Challenger. 1873]. Oblong quarto sketchbook. (9½ x 12½ inches). Thirty-six leaves, including illustrated titlepage and thirty-five ink and watercolor illustrations, all but titlepage in full color. Original printed wrappers, backed in later tape. Inscribed, "William Gurling. H.M.S. Challenger. Sydney. Australia," on front wrapper verso. Covers worn. Some minor soiling internally, but overall clean, bright, and in very good condition, with most tissue guards remaining. The remarkable original watercolor sketchbook of Benjamin Shephard from the historic scientific voyage of the H.M.S. Challenger. In 1968, J. Welles Henderson, collector, historian, and founder of the Philadelphia Maritime Museum, discovered the sketchbook in an antique shop in Boston. He purchased the volume and soon showed it to Harris B. Stewart, an oceanographer and member of the Maritime Museum&#39;s Underwater Advisory Board, who agreed that the drawings added "a delightful artistic postscript to the volumes already written about what is still considered the greatest of all oceanographic expeditions" (Stewart and Henderson, p.[3]). In 1972, on the centennial of the Challenger&#39;s launch, the Philadelphia Maritime Museum published a facsimile volume of the sketchbook, with an introduction and detailed commentary by Stewart and Henderson accompanying each plate. During their research on the sketchbook, Henderson and Stewart discovered that Benjamin Shephard was a cooper who served during the entire voyage of the H.M.S. Challenger from November 1872 to May 1876. Shephard was born at Brixton in Surrey in 1841, entered the navy in 1862, and died in Australia from tuberculosis in 1874 at the age of 45. "Evidently," Handerson and Stewart write, "he found work not particularly to his liking, as he was promoted and demoted several times during his 25- year career." He paid significant attention to his Challenger sketchbook, however, creating a series of "magnificently done" watercolors that show the work of a skilled and observant amateur. The sketches are all approximately 6 x 9¾ inches, each featuring a view of the ship and framed with a caption-bearing garter. Following the attractive pictorial titlepage, they begin with a fanciful scene of the Challenger dredging the sea floor, with mermaids guiding the net below and bestowing it with shells and an old anchor. Stewart and Henderson note that like the sailors on most oceanographic expeditions, "those aboard the H.M.S. Challenger, although intrigued by the work of the scientists, were more interested in the ports which punctuated the long periods of observations at sea. Thus Shephard, with few exceptions, concentrated on painting not the scientific work at sea but rather the Challenger at her various ports of call." Twenty-five of the watercolors are port or other coastal views, covering Madeira, St. Thomas, Bermuda, Halifax, St. Michael&#39;s, St. Vincent, St. Paul&#39;s Rocks, Fernando Noronha, Tristan de Cunha, Capetown, Prince Edward Island, Crozet Island, Kerguelen Island, and McDonald Island. Many of these depict other ships and boats, with forts, towns, and the occasional lighthouse in the background. Non-coastal scenes include one of a violent storm in the Gulf of Florida, a particularly attractive view of the ship at full sail "on her way to St. Paul&#39;s Rocks," and six sketches of the Challenger sailing, dredging, and firing guns among the Antarctic icebergs. A beautiful and important visual record of what Howgego has called "the most detailed and extensive examination of the world&#39;s oceans in the history of exploration. Howgego N5; [Benjamin Shephard]: Challenger Sketchbook B. Shephard&#39;s Sketchbook of the H.M.S. Challenger Expedition 1872-1874 Prepared and Edited for Publication by Harris B. Stewart, Jr. and J. Welles Henderson (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Maritime Museum, 1972).

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        Polychromatic Ornament. One Hundred Plates in Gold, Silver, and Colours, Comprising Upwards of Two Thousand Specimens of the Various Styles of Ancient, Oriental, and Mediaeval Art

      London: Henry Sotheran, 1873. Complete: 58 pages of introductory text; 100 multicolor plates showing designs and motifs from Ancient Greece through the 18th Century. Additional black and white engravings. Original maroon morocco binding with five raised bands. Gilt lettering and decorations. All page edges gilt. Clean pages and plates. Some light intermittent foxing to the introductory pages, but none to the beautiful plates. Some of the extreme edges of the plates have some light toning. Minor cover wear. An especially nice example of a very large and impressive reference work. . First English Edition. Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

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        POLYCHROMATIC ORNAMENT. ONE HUNDRED PLATES IN GOLD, SILVER AND COLOURS, COMPRISING UPWARDS OF TWO THOUSAND SPECIMENS OF THE VARIOUS STYLES OF ANCIENT, ORIENTAL, AND MEDIAEVAL ART

      London: Henry Sotheran and Co., 1873. ...[58 pgs. INTRODUCTION FOLLOWED BY 100 PLATES(Apparently complete)]...FIRST EDITION...INCLUDES THE RENAISSANCE AND THE SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES. THE SUBJECTS SELECTED AND ARRANGED, IN HISTORICAL ORDER AND IN A FORM SUITABLE FOR PRACTICAL USE. WITH EXPLANATORY TEXT AND A GENERAL INTRODUCTION...Three quarter leather bindig... Title page in red and black ink with engraved vignette...Printed by Whittingham and Wilkins, Tooks Court, Chancery Lane...Translated from the original French...ALL PLATES CLEAN AND BRIGHT...Introduction includes numerous b/w illustrations...Each plate is preceded by a page of text...Racinet , born in Paris in 1825, was an author and artist who learned his trade from his father...Lower right hand corner has small dampstain throughout, however the written text or plates are not affected...Library bookplate on inside cover and blindstamp on title page...Marbled paper covered boards edgeworn...Top hinge has 3 inch split but the board remains tight...Large heavy volume, shipping charges to be determined.... First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Folio.

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        LOVE IS ENOUGH; OR, THE FREEING OF PHARAMOND A MORALITY

      London: Ellis & White, 1873.. Dark blue cloth, decorated in gilt after a design by Philip Webb. Endsheets foxed and a bit discolored, inner hinges cracking but sound, foretips a bit worn, but a good or better copy. Two collectors&#39; booklabels, and a bookplate on front pastedown. First edition. Inscribed by the author on the front free endsheet: "To James Davies from William Morris. Dec. 19th 1872." The recipient, of Moor Court, Herts., was a land- owner, J.P. and Inspector of Schools. His bookplate is on the pastedown, along with the small booklabels of Simon Nowell-Smith and Judith Adams Nowell-Smith. SCOTT, p.4 BUXTON FORMAN 37. TINKER 1608.

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        POEMS: COPYRIGHT EDITION. WITH A MEMOIR OF THE AUTHOR BY FRANZ HUEFFER (The Swinburne Presentation Copy)

      Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1873 [1878]. Revised edition, 16.5 x 12cm (8vo), in publisher's printed paper wraps, [i-vii] viii-xxvi [xxvii-xxviii], [1] 2-282, [283-284] pp., w/publ. adverts (dated May 1878) to verso of rear wrap, all enclosed in a custon-made red morocco folding wallet within a red morocco pull-off case w/gilt decorations, title, & raised bands to spine, made for A. Edward Newton (w/his gilt circled initial to spine) by "H. Zucker, Phila." (stamped in gilt to the inner side). Printed by the publisher. Inscribed by the author to half-title: "To Algernon Swinburne, with all affection, DG Rossetti 1879." Swinburne & Rossetti had been close friends for many years, but by the Spring of 1874 DGR had grown weary of his friend's deviant behaviour: "As for Swinburne I must say I now view him as the crowning nuisance of the whole world & have no longer the slightest toleration for his abominable ways" (DGR to Madox Brown, [8 Apr. 1874]; Doughty & Wahl #1470). DGR's anger was short-lived, as evidenced by his 6 July 1874 letter to Theodore Watts-Dunton: "As to the Tauchnitz, I should have thought it an impertinence to trouble Swinburne with a still further form of those out-of-date productions.... When I have anything worth offering [him], he will be one of those surest to get it" (ibid #1508). However, by mid-1878 DGR had reconsidered his assessment that his 1870 poems were "out-of-date" (perhaps due to the fact that for this issue he made revisions to "The Blessed Damozel"?): in July he asked F.S. Ellis to secure a dozen copies from Baron Tauchnitz "for presents," & it appears that Swinburne received one of the last of the 12 (by the end of Jan. 1879 DGR was making attempts to secure more copies, but these arrived in Jan. 1880). Provenance: Algernon Charles Swinburne; Walter Theodore Watts-Dunton; the Swinburne library sale, Sotheby Wilkinson & Hodge, 21 June 1916 (Lot 671); A. Edward Newton, w/his Oak Knoll bookplate (designed by Charles Grosvenor Osgood, & engr. by "S.L.S.") to half-title; the Newton library sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, NYC, 29 Oct. 1941 (Lot 143), sold for US$110; Donald & Mary Hyde (later Lady Eccles), w/their bookplate to verso of fr. wrap; thence to the beneficiary of Lady Eccles's library. Folding wallet & pull-off case Near-Fine (spine & adjoining rear edge sl. sunned); binding Fair (spine broken, & wraps soiled w/some loss to corners of fr. wrap); contents Near-Fine. Rossetti p.19, Fredeman p.92, Fennell p.9.

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        Alice&#39;s Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There and Rhyme? And Reason?

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1873. Three volumes - &#39;Alice&#39;s Adventures in Wonderland&#39;, [8], 192pp, (1875); &#39;Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There&#39;, [12], 224pp, [4], (1873) and &#39;Rhyme? And Reason?&#39;, xii, 214pp, [10],(1897). Recently rebound in uniform full morocco by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, author to fourth, bands bordered with gilt single rule, covers with gilt single fillet border, the two Alice books with central gilt device to upper and lower covers, gilt rules to inner dentelles, a.e.g. Externally fine, internally some very light browning / foxing, previous owners name to half-titles, but generally quite bright and clean. Now all housed in a velvet lined cloth slipcase. Reprint. Full Morocco. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Tenniel, John. 12mo.

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        THE WORKS

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1873. 219 x 140 mm (8 5/8 x 5 1/2"). 30 volumes. VERY PLEASING DARK BLUE STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, HANDSOMELY GILT, BY RIVIERE & SON (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), covers bordered with gilt double rule and wide ornate floral roll incorporating fleuron cornerpieces; raised bands, spines heavily gilt in double-ruled compartments with ornate central lozenge surrounded by small tools and intricate scrolling volute cornerpieces, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt (one volume very expertly rebacked, using the original backstrip). Copiously illustrated with 461 plates by various artists and engravers, as called for, plus numerous illustrations in the text. Podeschi D-72. Half of the volumes with shallow chips at head (only noticeable upon close inspection), just a hint of wear to joints and extremities, occasional minor foxing and other trivial imperfections internally, but still a handsomely bound set in excellent condition (even with the wear at the spine ends), the text clean and fresh, and the very decorative bindings quite pleasing, with unusually lustrous covers. This is a sumptuously bound set, from one of England's top binders, of the ever-popular works of Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812-70), a writer whose creations are familiar to millions, either directly or through one of the multitude of movies and television shows based on his fiction. As DNB observes, Dickens had an "extraordinary ability to create, and give unforgettably expressive names to, figures who are highly individualized by their physical appearance, dress, and mannerisms, and who are also powerfully allegorical, being brilliant incarnations of various aspects of perennial human nature." Dickens was admired by his contemporaries as a masterful story teller, and despite the disdain of early 20th century critics, he remains popular today both in academic circles and with the reading public. DNB says that "there can be few other English writers--apart, of course, from Shakespeare--with such widespread influence as Dickens, not only on their successors in the national literature, but also on major foreign writers, and few have been the subject of so many outstanding treatises by foreign critics." The present set is in a handsome ornate binding by Riviere, considered one of the foremost names in English binding partly because the firm did consistently fine work and partly because it was so long in business. Robert Riviere began as a bookseller and binder in Bath in 1829, then set up shop as a binder in London in 1840; in 1881, he took his grandson Percival Calkin into partnership, at which time the firm became known (as here) as Riviere & Son, and the bindery continued to do business until 1939.

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        The Works of Shakespeare (4 Volumes Complete)

      New York: Virtue and Yorston, 1873. Not dated ca 1874. 4 volumes in 4 parts. Large thick folioser. Gilt portrait of Shakespeare on the cover surrounded by intricate gilt artwork. Raised bands on the spine with gilt compartments and title. Boards are beveled. Endpages are patterned and made out of a very heavy matterial. Gilt on all edges. Each volume has several plates, listed Folios, with the painter and engraver of each plate in parts 1 and 3. 43 full-page engraved illustrations of works by Richard Dadd, Sir John Gilbert, C. R. Leslie, Daniel Maclise, and others There is some minor wear to the cloth and the gilt protrait on some parts. Some of the pages are tanning towards the edges. Plates are generally clean though. Binding is tight. Part one contains the editor&#39;s biography of Shakespeare.. Imperial Edition. Three Quarter Morocco Leather. Very Good. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Hardcover.

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        The Tour of the World in Eighty Days

      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1873 First American printing, FIRST STATE, without mention of translator on the title page [Ahearn]. 291 pages plus endpapers and title page. Dark blue endpapers. Frontis illustration by Jules Verne of Le Saint Michel. Title page in red and black ink. Roughly 4 ½ by 6 inches. Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering and illustration (same as frontis). Some ornamentation in blind. Page edges dyed red. One of the classics in the genre of science fiction. This edition supposedly preceded the English edition (titled Around the World in Eighty Days). In GOOD+ condition. Light soiling to the covers. Minor scuffing and fading, with the gilt decorations being somewhat dull (especially on the spine). Extremities scuffed with the corners bumped and the spine head and foot pulled and frayed. Cloth beginning to split along the center rear hinge. Spine sun darkened and scuffed along the hinges. Forward lean to the book. Text is clean and solid. Pages browning somewhat. Very faint dampstain present at the very top margin of the pages in last half of the book. This is faint and in no way affects the text. Small fingernail sized dampstain in fore edge margin of the title page. Previous owner&#146;s gift inscription in pencil on the second blank endpaper. Overall an attractive copy in GOOD+ condition. . First American Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

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        Tour of the World in Eighty Days, The

      1873. first edition. First Edition in English of &#147;Around the World in Eighty Days&#148;VERNE, Jules. The Tour of the World in Eighty Days. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, [July] 1873.First American edition and first edition in English, first issue, with no mention of the translator, George M. Towle, on the title-page. Small octavo (5 13/16 x 4 1/8 inches; 148 x 105 mm.). vii,[1, blank],[9]-291,[1, blank] pp. Frontispiece illustration of &#147;Le Saint Michel&#148; (included in pagination), with tissue guard. Title printed in red and black.Original terra cotta fine diagonal-ribbed cloth with covers and spine decoratively stamped in blind, front cover pictorially stamped (reproducing the frontispiece illustration) and lettered in gilt, and spine lettered in gilt. Original green-black coated endpapers. All edges stained red. Minor rubbing to corners and spine extremities, just slightly skewed. Tiny tear (5/16 inch) to upper blank margin of B8 (pp. 31/32), where corner was folded down. Previous owner&#146;s penciled presentation inscription on front free endpaper. Otherwise a near fine copy. Housed in a brown cloth slipcase.This famous tale of the circumnavigation of the globe by Phileas Fogg and Passepartout was first published in French in 1873 as Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingt jours. James R. Osgood published this unillustrated edition in English by early July of that year. It was reprinted in 1873, 1874, and 1875, with the same collation and size, but with the added note on the title-page &#147;Translated by George M. Towle.&#148; Within a few months, Osgood published a more elaborate illustrated edition with the title Around the World in Eighty Days. The English edition (London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1874) was not published until November of 1873, but is dated 1874. &#147;In an unusual twist, this American translation crossed the Atlantic for use by Sampson Low in England&#148; (Taves and Michaluk).Myers 54. Taves and Michaluk V011.

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        Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas - 2 binding copies

      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1873. 1st. Hard Cover. Fair. There are TWO copies of the 1873 Boston Osgood editions included in this purchase. Both are in fair condition and each has some issues relative to plates and or text pages however they can be combined by a professional bindery to make one complete good copy with many plates and pages remaining. A new cover or binding would be need. One copy has a front board only with image (no spine of back cover) and the other is an ex-library binding cover.& & Copy #1 ex-library:& 8vo ( 5.5" x 8.5" tall), viii [2], [3]-303pp with "the end" on p.303, with 109 full page steel engravings as called for on the list of illustrations (2 maps included in this p.74 & p.198) plus 1/2 page engraving on page[145]. All plates are present. There is foxing on the leaves within, and on some of the plate edges. Overall, the plates remain clean and sharp except the 1/2 page image on [145] which has some residue on it. The plate on p.40 has 3/4&#39; x 1/16" paper exposed over the face. Page with plate on p.226 extends 1/8" and this paper extension is crushed. Page 142 is incorrectly numbered 442. This is an ex. library copy with old rebound worn brown cloth boards, spotted spine, light brown end papers and old library pocket on back end pares removed., & Copy #2 front board only:& 8vo ( 5.5" x 8.5" tall), viii [2], [3]-303pp with "the end" on p.303, with 109 full page steel engravings as called for on the list of illustrations (2 maps included in this p.74 & p.198) plus 1/2 page engraving on page[145], All plates are present but many are not it the called for pages. Overall, the plates remain clean and sharp but a couple of pages are damaged. & & Translated from the French. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1873. This Osgood edition, though dated 1873, was published in November 1872 (the same month as Sampson Low&#39;s British edition). This edition utilizes the same sheets from the 1872 London edition printed by Sampson, Low & Company. It is reported there are few (perhaps up to fifty) known copies of this 1873 USA Osgood first American edition.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. (IOBA)]
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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 & Company, 1873. Translated from the French by Louis Mercier.....and Eleanor E. King. With Numerous Illustrations"; pp. viii, 323 pages, b/w frontispiece plate and 79 further b/w plates (fully collated and all present in accordance with the list of illustrations). Original dark green pictorial cloth binding stamped in black and gilt, bevelled edges to boards; very good with a little general wear and rubbing, cloth slightly nicked to the head/tail of the spine, with minimal chips, boards slightly rubbed through at lower corners. All edges gilt. Contents clean and tight, a little reading wear, small professionally repaired tear to the top of the plate opposite page 87, paper cracked to internal rear hinge, but not affecting integrity of hinge, tissue guard not present to frontispiece, original end papers, no inscriptions. A very good copy of the scarce English first edition.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo.

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        TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS

      1873. hardcover. <center><b>the first edition in the English language -- London 1873 (actually 1872)</b></center> Verne, Jules ("translated from the French of"). TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS. With One Hundred and Twelve Illustrations. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, 1873. 8 pp ads dated "1872-1873". Original blue cloth decorated in black and gilt, beveled, all edges gilt. <p>First English Edition, and first edition in the English language, of Verne&#39;s classic tale of Captain Nemo and the submarine Nautilus. The English translation, by Lewis Mercier, was unfortunately quite inaccurate: he omitted nearly a fifth of the French text (especially Verne&#39;s frequent criticism of British imperial practices), and made numerous technical errors which English readers attributed to Verne.</p> <p>Sampson Low published this first edition in English in November 1872 (though dated 1873). Soon after, Osgood of Boston published its edition from these Sampson Low plates, quickly and mysteriously followed by the very similar edition of George Smith of Boston. Sampson Low went on to issue reprints of their 1872 edition, identified with the edition number on the title page, in this same pictorial binding showing the Nautilus scanning the ocean floor and all kinds of sea life with a gilt beam of light; on the spine is a bug-eyed giant squid.</p> <p>This copy is in royal blue cloth; the only other color we have had, also with the 1872-1873 ads, was dark red; we have also heard of a green and a brown copy.</p> <p>The volume is in good-plus condition. All 112 of the plates are present. The binding extremities are rather worn, with about a quarter-inch of the outer cloth chipped from the spine-ends; the fore-corners and the outer joints also show wear. <i></i>Other than the edge-wear the blue cloth binding is rather bright (though the blue spine is a little darkened), and the leaves inside are free of foxing. The original peach-coated endpaper are still present, and only slightly cracked; the front one bears penciled relevant notes from an early owner of this copy, and onto the rear one is tipped an early leaf illustrating "torpedo boats," including Nordenfeldt&#39;s 1883 one (preceded by the Nautilus by a decade); the front endpaper also bears a Christmas 1872 gift inscription, indicating the book&#39;s true year of publication.</p> <p>It&#39;s not the ideal copy, but it is worth pointing out that over the course of 32 years this is <u>only the third U.K. copy of this title that we have ever offered</u> -- though we have offered almost a dozen 1873 Osgood copies and a multitude of 1873 Smith copies. A first UK edition in original cloth in truly fine condition (we have had only one) would carry a price of more than $40,000. Taves & Michaluk V006.</p> MARITIME, FANTASY / SCIENCE FICTION / SUPERNATURAL (Sumner & Stillman Code:12249)

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        Around the World in Eighty Days

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low and Searle, 1873. xvi, 315pp, [1], 48pp adverts, original decorative cloth, title in gilt to spine and upper cover, gilt illustrations of various parts of the journey to upper cover, a.e.g. Rubbed to extremities, slightly chipped to spine ends. Inner joints repaired, internally some light marking, mainly to margins, previous owners gift inscription to front endpaper, but generally fairly clean. Now housed in a cloth drop-back box made by Temple Bookbinders, with the title in gilt to the spine. The first English edition, with the title dated 1873 (rather than 1874 as is usual), scarce thus. Variant (presumably later) issue of Myers 54 (calling for green cloth and a 32pp catalogue dated 1872), this in blue cloth with a 48pp catalogue dated October 1873. Myers 54. First Edition. Hardback. Good+. 8vo.

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        AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS

      1873. hardcover. <center><b>one of the scarce 1873-dated copies</b></center> Verne, Jules. AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. Translated by Geo. M. Towle. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, 1873. 48 pp ads dated October 1873. Original terra-cotta cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, beveled, all edges gilt. <p>First British Edition (also the first illustrated edition in English) of the famous tale of Phileas Fogg and his trip around the globe. Osgood of Boston came out with a small unillustrated volume, the first edition in English, titled THE TOUR OF THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS, in July 1873 (the same year as the original French edition). This first British edition was published in November 1873; an American illustrated edition was then prepared from the English one. With both the British and the American illustrated editions, a few copies came out with 1873-dated title pages, but the majority were equipped with 1874-dated title pages (especially in England it was the custom to post-date books that came out near the end of a calendar year). The first British edition with 1873-dated title page is exceedingly scarce (the Myers bibliography could only speculate about its existence).</p> <p>The best known filming of this tale was Michael Todd&#39;s 1956 version, starring David Niven and Cantinflas as Phileas Fogg and his valet Passepartout.</p> <p>This is a just-about-fine copy (a mere hint of wear at the foot of the spine, original peach front endpaper showing very slight cracking); there is scarcely any other wear or soil, and likewise scarcely any foxing on the sharp plates (or text) within. This is only the third copy of the Sampson Low 1873 edition that we have been able to offer in 30 years, and the first in condition this desirable. Taves & Michaluk V011; Myers 54 ("does a copy with an 1873 title date exist?").</p> FANTASY / SCIENCE FICTION / SUPERNATURAL (Sumner & Stillman Code:12333)

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        The Tour of the World in Eighty Days

      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1873 First American printing, FIRST STATE, without mention of translator on the title page [Ahearn]. 291 pages plus endpapers and title page. Dark blue endpapers. Frontis illustration by Jules Verne of Le Saint Michel. Title page in red and black ink. Roughly 4 ½ by 6 inches. Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering and illustration (same as frontis). Some ornamentation in blind. Page edges dyed red. One of the classics in the genre of science fiction. This edition supposedly preceded the English edition (titled Around the World in Eighty Days). In GOOD+ condition. Light soiling to the covers. Minor scuffing and fading, with the gilt decorations being somewhat dull (especially on the spine). Extremities scuffed with the corners bumped and the spine head and foot pulled and frayed. Cloth beginning to split along the center rear hinge. Spine sun darkened and scuffed along the hinges. Forward lean to the book. Text is clean and solid. Pages browning somewhat. Very faint dampstain present at the very top margin of the pages in last half of the book. This is faint and in no way affects the text. Small fingernail sized dampstain in fore edge margin of the title page. Previous owner&#146;s gift inscription in pencil on the second blank endpaper. Overall an attractive copy in GOOD+ condition. . First American Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Mare Booksellers]
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