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        Log of Charles R. Potter's Voyage to Europe Starting May 29, 1873 and Ending September 8, 1873

      New York and Europe: Charles R. Potter, 1873. First edition. Leather. Very Good. A Very Good original Log of Charles R. Potter's trip to Europe, setting forth his experiences during his trip to and in Europe and during his return voyage to the United States, including a number of well-executed sketches of persons and things he saw during his adventure -- including among them the Mayor of Hamburg, German Tile, and more, written in pencil and housed in the original leather binding, with his 1873 Ferrotype portrait taken at Estabrooke's Studio in Piccadilly, London loosely laid in. A Very Good record of a 19th Century, post Civil War, voyage.

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        The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge. 16 Volumes Plus Index

      New York: D. Appleton & Company. 1873. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good. First edition, published 1873-76, with index published in 1878. Complete in sixteen volumes plus index. Very attractive set in three quarter saddle tan calf leather over marbled boards, slightly raised spine bands, gilt spine lettering, gilt decorated compartments, all edges marbled, matching marbled endpapers, each volume ten inches tall and an average of just more than two inches thick. Very well-kept set with tight bindings, gilt bright and clear, light scuffing and edgewear, very minor chips to the very tops of a few spine heads, some light age-crackling to spine surfaces of a few volumes (fully stabilized), dark spot to the lower leather portion of the rear cover of volume IV with a bit visible along the edge of the spine, very clean pages with no names or other markings.

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        The History of Scotland. Eight Volumes including Index.

      William Blackwood And Sons,, Edinburgh, London, 1873 - A new edition, revised. Edinburgh, London, William Blackwood And Sons, 1873. 19.2cm x 13cm. Original Hardcover with gilt lettering and ornaments on spine and frontcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Exlibris of Harold Bessemer Galloway (Blervie)to pastedown. In addition the books bear Galloway's ownerstamp on the titlepage: "H.B.Galloway - 2nd Battallion Seaforth Highlanders" With several crossreferences to the Irish History (Irish - the first called scots / Religious neglect of them (the irish) by the english government / The Irish Language - its early character and spread into Scotland etc. etc. The volumes include for example: The Roman Period, "Caledonia", Hadrian and the Great Wall, Lollius Urbicus, Marcellus Ulpius, St. Patrick/ The Unrecorded Ages, prehistoric vestiges, The Caterthuns, Dunsinane Hill, Eden Hall, the Danish Duns, Tapuc of Torwood/ The Early Races, The Ossianic Literature/ Heathendom, Druidism, The Magi, Norse Eddas, Pagan systems/ Early Christianity, St. Kentigern, St. Palladius, Columba, Adamnan, St. Cormac, St. Ternan/ Union of the Scots and the Picts, Strathclyde, Scot's Irish origin, Carber Riadha, Fergus, Coference of the Drumcat, Battle of Moyra, King Kenneth/ End of Macbeth's Reign, Vikings, Ragnar Lobroc, Harald Haarfagre, The race of Ivar, Saxon Kings/ End of the Reign of Alexander I, King Malcolm Canmore, Norman Conquest of Scotland, the Feudal system/ The Church, Queen Margaret, The Culdees/ Accession of King David, King tephen and Matilda, Treaty of Falaise/ Thomas a Becket, Alexander III, Comyns and Durwards, Battle of Largs, Bagimond, Queen of Norway/ topograph, old laws, The Regiam Majestatem, Lothian, galloway, Roman Jurispudence/ Bruce, Baliol, Comyn, Earl of Huntingdon, Eric of Norway/ War of Independence/ Battle of Stirling/ Battle of Roslin, Wallace, Siege of Dirleton, Battle of Falkirk/ Bruce at Scone, the slaughter of Red Comyn/ Bannockburn/ David Bruce, Edward Baliol, Battle of Duplin, Siege of Berwick, Battle of Halidon Hill/ The Percys, The Battle of Otterburn, King Robert, Battle of Homildon, Accession of James I, Burning of Reseby/ King James II, Kidnapped by Crichton, House of Douglas, Mary of Gueldres, Tiger Earl of Crawfurd, the Battle of Brechin, the Siege of Roxburgh/ Tutelage of Bishop Kennedy/ Rise of the Boyds/ Battle of Sauchieburn/ Perkin Warbeck/ James IV, Marriage with Margaret, daughter of Henry VII/ War with England/ attle of Flodden/ Cardinal Wolsey French party and Beaton/ Albany/ Mission of Radcliffe and Magnus/ Martyrdom of Patrick Hamilton/ Western Highlands and Argyle/ Invasion of Northumberland/ James V, married to Magdalen of France/ Mary of Guise/ Sir Ralph Sadler/ Residency of Arran/ The Reformation/ Queen Mary/ Balfour, Edinburgh Castle, claims of the Hamiltons/ "Book of Common Order", Knox in Frankfurt, The Clergy/ Regency of Murray/ Lochleven Castle/ Fleming, Herries and the French Ambassador/ Mission of Midlemore/ The Casket Letters/ Queen Elizabeth/ Bishop Ross/ Duke of Norfolk/ Bothwell/ Orkney and Shetland/ Execution of Nicholas Hubert/ Hamilton of Bothwellhaugh/ Regency of Lennox/ Knox/ Regency of Morton/ Queen Mary/ Captain James Stewart/ the fall of Aubigne/ Ruthven/ James VI/ The King's Confession/ Political doctrines of Buchanan/ Death of Queen Mary and the Spanish Armada/ Anne of Denmark, King James' romance/ The Battle of Glenlivet/ Meliville Party/ The Gowrie Conspiracy/ Reception at Berwick, King James' departure/ Queen Anne, Prince Henry, Prince Charles/ James VI/ Hampton Court Conference/ The "Popes of Edinburgh"/ Assembly at Aberdeen/ Trial of Welsh and his brethren/ Andrew Melville/ Restoration of Episcopacy/ Charles I, "Laud's Liturgy", Jenny Geddes, The Scots Council and the Court/ Greyfriar's Churchyard/ The Covenant/ The Gordon Influence/ The Burning of Frendraught/ General Alexander Leslie/ Montrolse and Huntly/ Aberdeen/ Lord Loweis Gordon/ The seizure of Edinburgh Castle/ Argyle's Highlanders/The great Par [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas [Sea]; or, The Marvellous and Exciting Adventures of Pierre Aronnax, Conseil His Servant, and Ned Land, a Canadian Harpooner

      Geo. M. Smith & Co., Boston, 1873. First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First thus, second state. 'The End' does not appear on p. 303. No jacket. Professionally recased, tear on binding edge of front endpaper & flyleaf professionally repaired. Ink name & date on title page, same name in pencil on recto of frontispiece and on owner bookplate on front endpaper, small dealer sticker on rear endpaper. Boards exceptionally well preserved with only minor wear to corners. 1873 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 303 pp. Original green cloth, gilt & black titles, gilt decorations including Captain Nemo with sextant, brown endpapers. Translated from Verne's original French, with 110 engraved illustrations. One of Verne's most well-known works, and a pioneering work of science fiction. The first American edition was printed in Boston by James Osgood - this edition is now quite scarce because nearly all copies were lost in a warehouse fire. This second American edition came in several variants, all in green cloth with the word 'Sea' pluralized in the title, and with the image of Captain Nemo (several Osgood bindings have a jellyfish instead).

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        The Complete Works of Edward Livingston on Criminal Jurisprudence; Consisting of Systems of Penal Law for the State of Louisiana and for the United States of America . . . To Which is Prefixed an Introduction by Salmon P. Chase [etc.]. Two Volumes

      New York: Published by the National Prison Association [etc.], 1873. Original maroon cloth, gilt, the top margin of some leaves of volume two slightly damaged (as if by an errant pencil), ex-Dropsie College; a good set Stephen J. Field's copy, with his booksticker ("S J Field") on the front pastedown of the first volume, bringing together in the concrete form of this set two of the principal codifiers and reformers of American law in the 19th century

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        The Bannatyne Manuscript

      Printed for the Hunterian Club, Glasgow 1873 - First edition thus. Small 4to. 4 vols, (8 parts complete) Pp (viii), 288; (iv), 289-616; (vi), 617-960; (ii), 961-1105, cxl. Half morocco, a little rubbed. Teg. Original front wraps bound in. Circular labels to head of spines and the oval stamp of the Nairn Literary Institute to the front fly leafs. Extra postage at cost will be required [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        COMMENTARIES On AMERICAN LAW. Edited by O. W. Holmes Jr

      Boston:: Little, Brown and Company,. 1873.. 8vo. 12th Edition, and 1st edition with Holmes' editorship. 4 volumes (clxxx, 609, [1]; x, 878; viii, 671, [1]; vii, [1], 663, [1] pp). Index concludes Volume IV.. Original publisher's full tan sheep binding with red & black leather title labels to spine.. Vol I: old rejointing to style, with eps renewed. POS to ffep. Vol. II: Front joint leather spliting, with old cloth tape repair at head. & heel of spine. Period pos to ffep. Vol III: heel of spine. beginning to detach. Front board detached. Vol IV: old rebacking,. with rear joint starting. Overall, a Good binding set..

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        Beiträge zur Doppler'schen Theorie der Ton- und Farbenänderung durch Bewegung. Gesammelte Abhandlungen

      Prag, Calve 1873 [am Umschlag 1874].. gr.-8°. 34 S. OBrosch. Einbd. etw. randrissig u. fleckig. Unaufgeschn. EA Durch genaue Bestimmung des Einflusses der Bewegung von Sender und Empfänger akustischer Signale relativ zueinander auf die gemessene Frequenz kam Mach zu einem strengen experimentellen Nachweis des damals noch heftig umstrittenen Dopplerschen Gesetzes. Gleichzeitig lieferte er eine brillante Analyse der bis dahin vorhandenen Mißverständnisse und Unklarheiten und wies auf die Anwendbarkeit des Dopplerschen Gesetzes zur Bestimmung der Relativgeschwindigkeit von Fixsternen hin." (NDB XV, 605ff.) - Exemplar a. d. Besitz des Philosophen Adolf Stöhr mit dessen Exlibris.

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        Armerista delle famiglie nobili e titolate della Monarchia di Savoia.

      Fratelli Bocca,, Torino, 1873 - In 4° grande, elegante legatura in mezza pelle rossa novecentesca con nervi, titoli e fregi oro al dorso, conservata la brochure originale. pp. 241, (1) con bellissima antiporta cromolitografica raffigurante lo stemma di Casa Savoia, 2 tavole protette da velina che illustrano 50 stemmi delle famiglie sempre in cromolitografia, testo su due colonne entro cornice rossa, alcuni finalini e capilettera decorati in rosso. Qualche brunitura sparsa ma esemplare ottimo. Opera in cui "trovansi descritti 3005 stemmi di famiglie nobili e titolate che fiorirono nelle contrade suddivisate sino alla pubblicazione della legge del 17 marzo 1861, in vigor della quale l'antica Monarchia di Savoia si trasformò nel Regno d'Italia" Rara edizione originale di questa ricercata opera di araldica, seppure già Giuseppe Manno, buon amico del Franche-Verney, ravvisò in questo lavoro numerosi errori e inesattezze. Manno I, 2575. Mola di Nomaglio, Bibl. delle famiglie Subalpine,3226. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        GESCHICHTE DER REPUBLIK DER DREI BUNDE (GRAUBUNDEN) IM ACHTZEHNTEN JAHRHUNDERT. Zum erstenmale nach den amtlichen und sonstigen handschriftlichen Quellen.

      In-8 p. (mm. 209x125), 2 voll. in 3 tomi, mz. pelle mod., fregi e tit. oro al dorso, conserv. bross. orig. (con manc.), pp. (3),V,535; 224; 619 (numeraz. continua). Testo in gotico. Storia della repubblica delle tre leghe (Grigioni) nel XVIII secolo. Il primo vol. si occupa della parte politica, il secondo (in 2 tomi) della parte storico-culturale. "Edizione originale" di di questa importante e rara opera. Lieviss. arross. altrim. esempl. ben conservato.

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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 - 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. [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. 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. . Catalogs: thomas hardy.

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        GILDED AGE

      Hartford: American Publishing Co., 1873. First edition, mixed state as is the case with almost all copies, all points in this copy being either first or second state. Fully Illustrated throughout with designs by various artists and with a long folding plate, being the “map” of the “Salt Lick Branch of the Pacific Rail Road”. 8vo, handsomely bound in proper period style in three quarter tan morocco over marbled boards, the spine with two black lettering labels, the upper label is retained from the publisher’s original full sheep binding, spine with center tools and ruling in blind xvi, 574, (1), 4 pp. ads. A fine copy, well preserved internally and fresh and clean but for light bit of expected spotting to a few leaves, the binding is fine and attractive. FIRST EDITION. The book that gave the era it’s name and Mark Twain’s first novel, written in collaboration with Charles Dudley Warner. Twain and Warner started this book on a dare after being teased by their wives that Twain could not repeat the success of INNOCENTS ABROAD. Twain proposed that he and Warner write a book together and “we will so interweave our work that these wives of ours will not be able to say which part has been written by Mark Twain and which by Charles D. Warner.” Not only did they fool their wives, but realized halfway through that they had something well worth publishing. THE GILDED AGE was born. The tale of Colonel Sellers and the Hawkins family and their determined pursuit of Wealth--a novel for which an entire era was named.

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        Meridiana - Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa

      UK: Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle. London, Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1873 [1872]. Hardback first edition and first impression, believed to be a 'deluxe' edition carrying bevelled edges to the boards. Original blue cloth with gold gilt. AEG. A near fine copy with bumping to the spine tips, a neat, but lengthy gift inscription dated 1872, some bubbling to the front pastedown and the rear hinge is weakening. Printer's sticker to rear pastedown as expected. All in all a very nice copy with bright boards and gilt. Three Englishmen, Three Russians and a local bushman take to the Kalahari to measure the arc of the meridian, but things take a turn for the worse when the British and the Russians declare war. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1872.

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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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        FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON;

      1873. Compiled in French by Jules Verne, from the Original Notes of Dr. Ferguson; and done into English by "William Lackland." Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1873. Original green cloth decorated in black and gilt. First fully-illustrated American edition of Jules Verne's first book. Per the "Publisher's Note,"~FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON is, in a measure, a satire on English books on African travel. So far as the geography, the inhabitants, the animals, and the features of the countries the travellers pass over, it is entirely accurate... The mode of locomotion is, of course, purely imaginary, and the incidents and adventures fictitious. The latter are abundantly amusing, and, in view of the wonderful "travellers' tales" with which we have been entertained by African explorers, they can scarcely be considered extravagant...~CINQ SEMAINES EN BALLON had been published in French in 1863 (with eighty illustrations); the first American edition (and first edition in English) was published by Appleton in 1869, with only six of the eighty illustrations. Chapman & Hall's British edition came out in 1870, with 64 illustrations. Then this Osgood "most fully illustrated American edition" was published in November 1873: it has 48 of the original illustrations, "each of which is considerably scaled down in size through a heliotype process, and arranged on twelve pages in groups of four numbered images each" [quotes from T&M].~This copy is in green cloth; we have also seen terra-cotta, blue and salmon (no priority); it is an unusually clean, bright copy -- fine except for the slightest of rubbing at the corners, and the first owner's inkstamp on a preliminary leaf. See Taves & Michaluk V001 and Myers 20.

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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 . 0. 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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        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.

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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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        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's six "Palliser Novels." (Harper's one-volume edition was published in October 1872; this three-decker came out two months later, in December.) This is Trollope'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'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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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