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        THE EUSTACE DIAMONDS

      1873. In Three Volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 1873. Original terra-cotta cloth stamped in black and gilt. First English Edition (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 was it actually?... As a "Palliser" novel, it includes many of the same characters who had been in CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? and in PHINEAS FINN.~Sadleir describes the the primary binding as "salmon-brown sand-grained cloth", with the spine lettering in gilt and black; this cloth is terra-cotta rather than salmon, and has the single-line border in black on both the front and rear covers (Sadleir says the front cover border is black but the rear cover border is blind-stamped). ~Condition is very good: the cloth is quite clean and external wear is limited to two cover creases (the boards are so thin as to be almost flexible). The volumes do appear to have been re-cased (tightened in their bindings, if you will), and Vol III has white endpapers applied over the original pale-yellow ones (however, the volumes have purple W. H. Smith lending library labels on the front endpapers including the white one, and the lending libraries were usually the first owners of triple-deckers like this, so it is quite possible that this volume has had the extra endpaper from the very beginning). On top of the Smith labels are the bookplates of the noted collector Oliver Brett (later 3rd Viscount Esher, 1881-1963). For some reason we seldom see this title in original cloth (this is only the second time in thirty years, and in fact the other time was a variant green binding). Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 39.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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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'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's first detective novel, introduced a young police officer named Monsieur Lecoq, who was the hero in three of Gaboriau'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's Les Habits Noirs book series.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Historical papers and letters from the northern registers / edited by James Raine

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

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Holy Bible Containing the Authorized and the Revised Versions of the Old and New Testaments, Arranged in Parallel Columns; with Complete Concordance. A Comprehensive Bible Dictionary

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

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        BANCROFT'S MAP OF CALIFORNIA, NEVADA, UTAH AND ARIZONA

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        DAVID ELGINBROD (Presentation Copy)

      Frankfurt: Hender & Zimmer, 1873.  First authorized German edition, 21.5 x 14cm (tall 16mo), in later olive linen w/gilt title to spine, a.e. untrimmed, [i-v] vi-vii [viii], [1-3] 4-614 pp.  Printed by J.B. Hirschfeld, Leipzig.  Inscribed to head of titlepage: "Ethel Jane Reid with love & thanks from George MacDonald" (Ethel Jane was likely related to Sir George Reid, who painted MacDonald's portrait in 1868, or possibly to Elizabeth Jesser Reid, founder of Bedford College for Women).  Considering E.T.A. Hoffmann's influence on this theological novel (see Wolff, "Golden Key" pp.182-207), it is appropriate that it was one of the 1st of MacDonald's books to be translated into German.  Binding Good (spine sl. darkened, a few marks to covers, & extremities a bit bumped & worn); contents Very Good (moderate foxing to prelims & final few leaves).  Bulloch 692, Shaberman 103A.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Der Staat Kentucky und die Stadt Louisville, mit besonderer Berücksichtigung des deutschen Elementes. Dem Liederkranze zu seinem fünfundzwanzigjährigen Jubiläum gewidmet von seinem Mitgliede G.S. Schuhmann

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

      [Bookseller: A la Recherche]
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        The Revision of The English Version Of The New Testament - (Previous owner Confederate Major John B. Cary 'Contraband of War')

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

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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        PRATICAL TREATISE ON LANDSCAPE PAINTING AND SKETCHING FROM NATURE IN WATERCOLOURS: ALSO, HINTS ON PERSPECTIVE AND ARCHITECTURE

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

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books & Stamps]
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        Recurrent Theology or Things New and Old : Christ : Shown as the Alpha and Omega of All Creation and Redemption the Only Way Truth Life Saving Name Master Lord Though : a Rock of Offense and as a Dividing Sword to Jews + Gentiles : Search the Scriptures

      Clean and Unmarked Text: Case Lockwood and Brainard Printers 1873 / Hartford Conn. Hardback : hard cover edition in good or better condition, some slight wear to edges, as normal for age of book. Overall good copy of this title. Excellent read. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand. Or would make a great gift for the fan / reader in your life. Some chipping at spine and corners, decorative embossed cover, cloth hard cover binding. Floral design on spine with gold titles. Some minor notes on ffep and presentation note. Book is in nice condition for 133 years old. Previous Owner Name/insc.. Hard Back. Good Clean Cond./No Dust Jackets. ~ SCARCE TITLE ~. R: Religious Material /study.

      [Bookseller: Great Pacific Book Co.]
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        From the Earth to the Moon Direct, in 97 Hours 20 Minutes: and a Trip Round It

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

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
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        The Fur Country. Or Seventy Degrees North Latitude, Translated from the French by N.d'Anvers. With One Hundred Illustrations

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Works of Laurence Sterne

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING SIR BARTLE FRERE'S MISSION TO THE EAST COAST OF AFRICA 1872-73. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty 1873

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

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        MODERN PAINTERS

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

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Outline of the Method of Conducting a Trigonometrical Survey for the Formation of Geographical and Topographical Maps and Plans. With the most useful Problems in Geodesy and Practical Astronomy. FIRST WARREN EDITION IN FULL MOROCCO

      Lockwood, 1873. 8vo., Fourth Edition, with 16 engraved plates (a number double-page), and 115 woodcuts and numerous tables in the text; handsomely bound in red full morocco, back gilt with five raised bands, second and fourth compartments lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments tooled and ruled in gilt, uncut, original catalogue preserved, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. With 56pp publisher's catalogue bound in at end. Written for the use of junior officers of the Royal Engineers and those of the Honourable East India Company's Service, Frome's extensive treatise was first published from REE Chatham in 1839. Its value as a standard text was swiftly recognised in both military and civilian sectors and the third edition was exhausted by 1862. This is the fourth (first Warren) edition, considerably expanded as well as revised. A lovely copy. . Catalogs: science & medicine.

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        LE TOUR DU MONDE EN QUATRE-VINGTS JOURS

      Paris: Bibliotheque d'Education et de Recreation J. Hetzel et Cie,. [1873]. nineteenth-century three-quarter leather and cloth.. Leather rubbed at edges, scattered foxing throughout, still a sound,. tight, very good copy. (#134836). First edition, first printing of the volume simple with printer's code "1757 -- 73" on page [220], variant with printer's imprint on title leaf verso measuring 76 mm. instead of 82 mm. Verne's most popular novel, published in English as THE TOUR OF THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS and as AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS, its better known title. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2- 154 and (1981) 1-165. Clareson, Science-Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 762. Bottin, pp. 359-60.

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        Gray's Atlas of the United States, with general maps of the world, accompanied by descriptions geographical, historical, scientific, and statistical

      Philadelphia: Stedman, Brown & Lyon, 1873. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. Folio, approximately 17.25 x 14.5 inches; pp. [4]-68d-175 + [26] ads; three-quarter brown morocco and maroon pebble cloth stamped in gilt and blind; boards and spine leather worn with head of spine perished; corners very worn; hinges reinforced from gutters with binder's tape; marbled endpapers; ex-libris ticket to front pastedown; library markings and pocket to rear pastedown; signatures loosening; call number in pencil to verso of title leaf; 4.5 inch tear repaired with old cellotape to leaf with map of Illinois recto and Missouri verso; leaves mostly clean but some with thumbing or light soil to edges; overall a complete and entirely serviceable copy. First edition of this notable atlas. Ex-library copy, but no markings of any sort to the maps themselves. Illustrated with a total of 65 maps (13 double-page) in original color with numerous insets. These include double-page climatological and geological maps of the United States, single page botanical and zoological maps of the United States, a double-page schematic of rivers and mountains of the world, and single page maps of the world's two hemispheres. There are maps of the continents, various European states, Mexico and Central America and, most important, the United States and territories with select cities. The city maps include Washington, Boston, New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago, Lansing, and Detroit. There is also a double-page rail map of Michigan. The double-page map of the Rockies and California includes the "Gadsen Purchase Ten Million of Mexico" line running near the bottom. At the rear are 26 pages of ads, mostly pertaining to Midwestern states and cities. Attractive or even acceptable copies of this atlas are uncommon on the market.

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        THE STONES OF VENICE. Volume I - The Foundations: Volume II - The Sea Stories: Volume III - The Fall

      1873-74. NEW EDITION. Limited to 1500 copies. Signed by Ruskin after the new preface, written for this new edition. 3 volumes. Large 8vo. (10.3 x 7.3 inches). Collations; V.1; xxii + 400 pp,-- V. 2; viii + 394 pp, -- V. 3; iv + 362 pp. Illustrated with 53 full page litho plates by Ruskin, some in colour. 38 smaller engravings throughout the text. Some minor foxing otherwise a very good set in fine leather bindings by Birdsall and Son of Northampton. Half tan morocco. Spines with wide raised bands, box ruled in gilt. Compartments double ruled and decorated in gilt. Green and brown labels, ruled and lettered in gilt. Grey cloth on boards with black ruled border and triple gilt ruled edge lines. Top edges gilt. ------- This copy was previously in the library of Robert Gregory, the son of Lady Gregory and the subject of four poems by W. B. Yeats after his death in 1918, including the moving poems "In memory of Major Robert Gregory" and "An Irish Airman forsees his death". Each volume has Gregory's bookplate, designed by himself and showing the lake at the family seat at Coole, County Galway. Gregory was a talented artist who studied at Slade school of art and staged an exhibition of his own work in Chelsea in 1914. In 1915, he signed up for the war effort, initially with the 4th Connaught Rangers. In 1916 he enrolled into the Royal Flying Corps. He became Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur in 1917 and was also awarded the Military Cross 'for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.' He died in 1918 when an Italian pilot mistakenly shot him down.

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        A Pair of Blue Eyes

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1873. Three octavo volumes. 303, 311, 262 pp. One of about 500 copies of Hardy's third novel, originally titled "A Winning Tongue Had He." According to Purdy, A Pair of Blue Eyes is the first of Hardy's novels to be bear the author's own name, the first two having been published under a pen name and "By the author of...," respectively. Purdy also notes that the novel was written during Hardy's courtship of Emma Gifford, and several of its scenes and characters reflect real life experiences to a greater extent than the author cared to admit. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in blue levant morocco with gilt-tooled border around the edges and gilt dentelles of a leaf design. Spine with five raised bands and gilt lettering within three of the compartments. Spines lightly faded, slight wear to outer hinges, and very slight chipping to bottom corner of a few pages in volume I. Front free endpaper of volume I is separating. A near fine set. Housed in a cloth slipcase. T.e.g.

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        Pair of Blue Eyes, A

      1873. first edition. Thomas Hardy on Frank SinatraHARDY, Thomas. A Pair of Blue Eyes. A Novel. In Three Volumes. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1873.First edition in book form (first published in Tinsleys’ Magazine from September 1872 to July 1873). One of presumably 500 copies printed. Three small octavo volumes. [6], 303, [1, blank]; [6], 311, [1, blank]; [6], 262 pp. Complete with half-titles.Bound ca. 1910 by Zaehnsdorf in three quarter green crushed morocco gilt over green cloth boards ruled in gilt. Spines lettered and decoratively tooled in gilt. Marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. With the bookplate of Anthony Conyers Surtees on front pastedown. A superb copy of this very rare title.“Hardy’s third published novel, A Pair of Blue Eyes has often been overshadowed by the popularity of its successor, Far from the Madding Crowd. Yet it remains notable, not merely for showing the full emergence of those ironies of plot which characterize his later and better-known work but also for its autobiographical qualities. The setting, Stephen Smith’s profession, his reasons for going to Cornwall, and even his embarrassment about his class origins: all these echo the circumstances of Hardy’s courtship of Emma Gifford only shortly before he began writing the novel. The portrait of Elfride herself is perhaps the most interesting of Hardy’s several attempts to capture the charm he found in Emma at their first meeting” (The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English).Purdy, pp. 8-13. Sadleir 1112. Webb, pp. 6-7. Wolff 2986.

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        Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States... 4th ed 2 Vols

      1873. Story, Joseph [1779-1845]. Thomas M. Cooley, (1824-1898)], Editor. Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: With a Preliminary Review of the Constitutional History of the Colonies and States Before the Adoption of the Constitution. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1873. Two volumes. xxxii, 752; 737 pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Recent period-style calf, raised bands with original lettering pieces to spines, endpapers renewed. Light toning, interior otherwise fresh. Quite uncommon in the trade. * Fourth edition. Commentaries on the Constitution was the most extensive and widely discussed study of the Constitution written during the antebellum period. It was originally published in 1833 and went through two more editions in 1851 and 1858. Divided into three books, it offers a strongly nationalist interpretation of the Federal constitution. Book I contains a history of the colonies and a discussion of their charters. Book II discusses the Continental Congress and analyzes the flaws that crippled the Articles of Confederation. Book III begins with a history of the Constitution and its ratification. This is followed by a brilliant line-by-line exposition of each of its articles and amendments. Published in 1873, Cooley's edition updated Story's text to include discussion of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments, as well as other changes introduced during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Cooley's additions are enclosed in square brackets, some notes by Edmund Bennett, the editor of the third edition, are retained and attributed. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) II:669.

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        MERIDIANA: ADVENTURES OF THREE ENGLISHMEN AND THREE RUSSIANS IN SOUTH AFRICA

      London: Sampson Low, Sampson, Low, Marson, Low & Searle. Good with no dust jacket. 1873 [November 72. First Edition. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 232, 48 pages; 1st U. K. & 1st English-language ed. 8vo, orig. Original publisher's gilt-pictorial blue cloth , joints scuffed, spine ends chipped, other light to moderate wear. Frontispiece, all 50 plates present as called for in generally VG condition. 48 pp. Publisher's catalogue at back. Beveled boards. Light dampstaining to title page & front matter. All edges gilt. Myers 39. Xtremely rare first english (and first english language) edition of the work published only a few months earlier in France. The American edition did not appear until 1874 and is often erroneously called the first edition. Copies bound with bevelled boards and all edges gilt were issued as de-luxe editions. A respectable copy of this difficult book. Provenance- Frank P Weaver, Phila. 1874. .

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        THE GILDED AGE: A TALE OF TO-DAY (with all 1st issue points)

      Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1873. First edition. Near Fine. Rare copy with all first issue points as per BAL 3357. Collation: [1]-xvi, 17-[576]; rebound in a conservation binding with new front and rear end pages. No publisher's advertisements in this copy. Issue points include: integral title page, dated 1873 including White's name in the list of artists and with electrotyper's imprint on the verso; use of "Eschol Sellers" on pgs. [vii], 27, 247 and 355; final illustration numbered 211 on pg. xvi; "Hallelujah" without a comma on pg. 246; period after "Dr. Jackson" on pg. 280; repeating lines on pgs. 351-352 and 352-353; and lacking illustration on pg. 403. Additional repeating lines found on pgs. 140-141, not noted in BAL. Overall a Near Fine copy with the original folding map still attached, although with a minor crack along one fold. Laid in is a short quote from the book from famous actor, John T. Raymond, who performed as Col. Mulberry Sellers in a theater adaptation of The Gilded Age, "'There's Millions in it' | John T. Raymond | Oct 18/18179." Twain's first attempt at writing a novel, and his only novel written in collaboration. An important work in Twain's canon and rarely offered with all first issue points. Additional photos available upon request. Near Fine.

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        NEWMARKET & ARABIA An Examination of the Descent of Racers and Coursers

      Henry S. King & Co., London 1873 - Some rubbing to extremities, especially top and bottom spine. Some foxing to first blank page. Front hinge weakening; INSCRIBED by the author to page facing first blank. Extremely scarce. Contemporary maroon boards with gilt lettering and gilt decoration of horse head. Numerous heraldic fold-outs at rear, all in near fine condition ; 8vo; 211 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SQUIRE SILCHESTER'S WHIM

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

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        Nihon Sanbutsushi [trans.: Government Survey of the Natural Resources of Japan]

      Very numerous full-page woodcuts. Five parts in 11 vols. [complete]. Large 8vo, orig. wrappers, orig. block printed title labels on upper covers, stitched as issued oriental style (newly threaded). [Tokyo]: Monbusho [Ministry of Education], 1873-77. First edition of this massive survey of the natural resources of Japan. Ito (1803-1901), Japanese physician and biologist who studied Western science under Franz von Siebold during the 1820s, became a professor at the University of Tokyo. He was a leader in public health projects and science policy from the beginning of the Meiji period through the rest of his career. He established a method of vaccination for use in Japan which many consider his greatest achievement as a medical doctor. The present work is a government-sponsored review of the natural resources of Japan. It is the first great survey of the country after the establishment of the Meiji era in 1868. Ito reviews the mineral, agricultural, and fishery resources of many of the Japanese islands in enormous detail. Each area, known for its own individual natural products, is fully described with details regarding production, industrial and artisanal uses, etc. The survey was never completed but this set is complete with all the published parts. The woodcuts are here in particularly fine and sharp impressions, richly inked. Most of the woodcuts are titled with Japanese characters and their western names in Roman type. Fine set. Complete sets are very rare as the five parts were each individually issued; it is difficult to assemble a complete set. .

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        The YO-SEMITE; Its History, Its Scenery, Its Development

      Providence:: Printed for the Author,. 1873.. 8vo. 10" x 6-1/8". 1st edition (Cowan I, p. 139; Cowan II, p. 389; Currey & Kruska 236; Farquhar 13; Norris 2054). 40 pp. Unopened.. Printed pale grey paper wrappers.. Some abrasion to spine paper, with a bit of loss at each end. Some. foxing to front wrapper. PO name stamp to front wrapper verso. A VG. copy.. Lester, a prominent Providence attorney, had visited Yosemite Valley the summer of 1872, during which time he met Galen Clark, James Lamon, James Hutchings & John Muir, this latter with whom he discussed, one evening, geological theory. This work a publication of a subsequent talk on Yosemite read before the Rhode Island Historical Society, 17 December 1872. & & Farquhar terms this publication, "noteworthy for its appreciation of John Muir ..." & & As Cowan states, "Being privately issued, the work is but little known." This lack of notoriety continues to the this day... no copies have come to auction these past 30+ years, with Americana Exchange showing the last market appearance back in 1966 [Goodspeed catalogue]. Rare in the trade.

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        Lahore to Yarkand

      L Reeve, 1873. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 1873. First Edition. 370 pages. No dust jacket. Plum cloth with gilt. Ex library with label to front pastedown, stamps to prelims and final page and also to each of the plates (on margins). Text is generally clean, with slight foxing in places. Fold out map in good condition with no tears. There are unopened pages in the appendix. Hinges have tape repairs. Cloth darkened on spine and edges, blind library stamp to rear. 1" split at head of rear joint, mild bumps to extremities and slight fraying at the head of the backstrip. Library number on spine. A few flaws due to library use but still a decent copy in original publisher's cloth.

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        Nouvelles Oeuvres Choisies De Mgr. Dupanloup. I. Oeuvres Oratoires / II. Défense de la Religion / III. Controverse sur L'Éducation des Filles / IV. Défense de Rome et du Saint-Siége / V. Oeuvres Pastorale / VI. Oeuvres Pastorale / VII. Oeuvres Pastorale

      Paris, E.Plon et Cie. / et chez Charles Douniol, 1873.: Rare Books. 8°.. Édition Originale. Demi-chagrin. Tres bon etat.

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        A history of the birds of New Zealand.

      London: John Van Voorst, 1873. - Large quarto,384 pp.,tinted lithograph frontispiece, 35 handcoloured plates by Keulemans. Early twentieth century English black half calf and green cloth , raised bands with gilt titles and decorative gilt birds between the bands, a few spots otherwise a handsome copy. First edition, limited to 500 copies. Walter Buller, the son of a missionary, was born in New Zealand in 1838. He trained as a solicitor and showed himself to be extremely capable, amassing a considerable fortune. Towards the end of his life much of his time was spent in England where he died in 1905. His contribution to New Zealand ornithology is immense and his books are an evocative account of the destruction of an important and distinctive avifauna. A History of the Birds of New Zealand, in either edition, is one of the best, and most underrated, of all nineteenth-century colourplate bird books. Anker p. 85; Bagnall 755; Fine bird books (1990) p. 85; Mengel 428; Nissen IVB 163; Nissen SVB 83; Wood p. 269; Zimmer p. 115. See also Ross Galbreath, Walter Buller: the reluctant conservationist. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage d'exploration en Indo-Chine effectué pendant les années 1866, 1867, et 1868 par une Commission Française présidée par M. le Capitaine de Frégate Doudart de Lagrée

      Paris: Librarie Hachette, 1873. 4 volumes in three (text: 2 vols., large 4to [12 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches]; atlas: 2 volumes in one, folio [20 1/8 x 15 1/2 inches]). Text: titles in red and black, half-titles. Portrait frontispiece, 1 plate of medals, 12 maps and charts (5 coloured, 5 tinted), numerous illustrations (39 full-page); atlas: 12 maps, (2 double- page); 9 plans (2 double-page); 1 tinted lithographic aerial view; 48 plates on 40 sheets (6 double page, 2 engraved, 10 hand-coloured lithographs, 1 chromolithograph, 27 tinted lithographs). Expertly bound to style (the text:) in crimson morocco-backed original pebble-grained cloth, [the atlas:] in crimson half morocco over original pebble-grained crimson cloth-covered boards, the spines of all three volumes gilt in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt in the second and fourth compartments, the others with repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, the atlas with t.e.g. Rare complete set of the first edition of the official printed record of the most important 19th-century exploratory expedition into Indochina. This first edition was limited to 800 copies. The maps are after Garnier himself, whilst the views are taken from sketches by the expedition artist Louis Delaporte. These views, in conjunction with the fine illustrations in the text volumes, form a valuable and remarkably wide-ranging visual record of Indochina as a whole, with the depictions of the ancient capital of Laos at Viet Chan and Angkor in Cambodia being particularly impressive. Garnier was part of the French expedition under Captain Ernest Doudard de Lagrée which set out from Saigon in 1866 to explore the valley of the Mekong River in the hopes of finding a navigable route into south-western China. Garnier took command of the mission when de Lagrée died and he safely led the expedition to the Chinese coast via the Yangtze River. The expedition traversed almost 5,400 miles travelling through Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, mapping over 3,600 miles of terrain previously unknown to Europeans, and becoming the first westerners to enter Yunnan by a southern route. Subsequently, Garnier returned to France a hero, fought in the Franco- Prussian war, and finished the present account of the expedition before eventually returning to Indo-China to establish a colony in Tonkin. Cordier Sinica 329; Cordier Indosinica 1012.

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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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [SET OF FIFTY STEREOSCOPIC VIEWS, TAKEN ON THE 1871-74 EXPEDITIONS OF THE WHEELER SURVEY]

      Washington. [1873-1874].. Fifty mounted stereo photographic cards, each card measuring 4 x 7 inches. Card 47 creased vertically down the center, not affecting images; small chip in one photo on card 49. Overall the images are bright and clean, and in near fine condition. Each card in a mylar sleeve, within the original cloth box. All in a half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. A fine series of stereoscopic views from Lieut. George Wheeler's 1871-74 expedition in the West, one of the first systematic surveys of the north rim of the Grand Canyon. The expedition was a large-scale government topographical and geological survey of the region west of the 100th meridian, including Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Idaho. These photographs, taken by the expedition photographer, Timothy O'Sullivan, and his interim replacement, William Bell, are numbered 1 to 50 on the rear of the mounts, which also bear captions identifying the scenes. The series begins with an image of the starting point for O'Sullivan's photographic work on the expedition, aboard small boats about to ascend the Colorado from Camp Mohave, Arizona, and continues more or less chronologically. The photographic crew set their own pace, on a boat named Picture. Included here are photographs of the Grand Canyon, New Mexico pueblos, Zuni villages, Navahos, Apaches, and many beautiful landscapes, by these two major American photographers of the West. In 1872, O'Sullivan left the Wheeler survey to work for Clarence King's 40th Parallel Exploration; but he returned in 1873 to accompany Wheeler in Arizona, New Mexico, the Sierra Blanca Mountains, and Canyon de Chelly. During O'Sullivan's absence, a British-born photographer named William Bell served as his replacement. Late in 1873, O'Sullivan did his last work in the West, photographing Shoshone Falls on the Snake River (in southern Idaho). The last seventeen views here, though dated 1874, must be from 1873, since O'Sullivan had by then apparently returned east. This is a complete series of fifty stereoscopic views issued to display and promote the government sponsored topographical survey of the West. Such complete series are seldom met with these days. A list of the photographs here follows: 1) "The start from Camp Mojave, Arizona. September 15, 1871." O'Sullivan. 2) "View across Black Cañon. The grand walls in perspective." O'Sullivan. 3) "View down Black Cañon from Mirror Bay. The walls repeated by reflection." O'Sullivan. 4) "Grotto Spring. Grand Cañon. Colorado River." O'Sullivan. 5) "Types of Mohave Indians." O'Sullivan. 6) "View of Grand Cañon Walls, near mouth of Diamond River." O'Sullivan. 7) "Mountain transportation. Pack mule, Pack and Packers." O'Sullivan. 8) "The Cañon of Kanab Creek, near its junction with the Grand Cañon of the Colorado." Bell. 9) "'The Bath,' a dripping spring in Kanab Cañon." Bell. 10) "The mouth of Kanab Creek." Bell. 11) "Mouth of the Paria, Colorado River, walls 2,100 feet in height." Bell. 12) "View in the Grand Cañon of the Colorado River." Bell. 13) "Marble Cañon, one of the gorges of the Colorado, here 1,200 feet deep." Bell. 14) "The northern wall of the Grand Cañon of the Colorado." Bell. 15) "The 'Vermillion Cliff,' a typical plateau edge, as seen from Jacobs Pool, Arizona." Bell. 16) "The Indian Pueblo of Zuni, New Mexico; view from the interior." O'Sullivan. 17) "Zuni Indian Girl, with water olla." O'Sullivan. 18) "Gardens surrounding the Indian Pueblo of Zuni, in which are raised a variety of vegetables, such as pepper, onion, garlic, &c." O'Sullivan. 19) "Group of Zuni Indian 'Braves,' at their Pueblo, N.M." O'Sullivan. 20) "War Chief of the Zuni Indians." O'Sullivan. 21) "Ruins in Cañon de Chelle, New Mexico." O'Sullivan. 22) "Circle Wall, Cañon de Chelle." O'Sullivan. 23) "Explorers Column, Cañon de Chelle, New Mexico." O'Sullivan. 24) "Central portion of Cañon de Chelle, New Mexico." O'Sullivan. 25) "Camp Beauty, Cañon de Chelle." O'Sullivan. 26) "Aboriginal life among the Navajo Indians, Cañon de Chelle, New Mexico." O'Sullivan. 27) "Navajo Indian Squaw and Child." O'Sullivan. 28) "Navajo boys and squaw in front of the quarters at old Fort Defiance, New Mexico." O'Sullivan. 29) "Navajo Brave and his mother." 30) "Apache Lake, Summit of Sierra Blanca Mountains." O'Sullivan. 31) "Coyotero Apache Scouts. Arizona." O'Sullivan. 32) "Cooley's Ranch, 10 miles east of Camp Apache, Arizona." O'Sullivan. 33) "Apache Indians, as they appear ready for the war-path." O'Sullivan. 34) "Roman Catholic Church, Plaza of Guadaloupe, Guadaloupe Co., Colorado." O'Sullivan. 35) "Beaver Lake, Conejos Cañon, Colorado, 9,000 feet above sea-level, and 80 miles from mouth of Cañon." 36) "Cañon, Valley of the Conejos River, looking south from vicinity of 'Lost Lakes.'" O'Sullivan. 37) "Lost Lakes, head of Conejos Cañon, Colorado." O'Sullivan. 38) "One of the group of Pagosa Hot Springs." O'Sullivan. 39) "Pah-ge, a Ute Squaw, of the Kah-poh-teh band, Northern New Mexico." O'Sullivan. 40) "Ute Braves, of the Kah-poh-teh band, Northern New Mexico, in 'full dress.'" O'Sullivan. 41) "Jicarilla Apache Brave and Squaw, lately wedded. Abiquiu Agency, New Mexico." O'Sullivan. 42) "Shee-zah-nan-tan, Jicarilla Apache Brave in characteristic costume, Northern New Mexico." O'Sullivan. 43) "Characteristic ruin of the Pueblo San Juan, New Mexico." O'Sullivan. 44) "Lagunas Caballo, or Horse Lakes, 14 miles, N.W. from Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico." O'Sullivan. 45) "Alpine Lake, in the Cerro Blanco Mountains, Colorado." O'Sullivan. 46) "Baldy Peak, Cerro Blanco Mountains, Colorado." O'Sullivan. 47) "Alpine lakes, and mountain scenery, in the Cerro Blanco Mountains, Colorado." O'Sullivan. 48) "Shoshone Falls, Snake River, Idaho." O'Sullivan. 49) "Shoshone Falls, Snake River, Idaho, looking through the timber, and showing the main fall; and upper or 'Lace Falls.'" O'Sullivan. 50) "Shoshone Falls, Snake River, Idaho. Gorge and natural bridge, in the fore- ground." O'Sullivan. William Kittredge, "We Are What We See: Photography and the Wheeler Survey Party" in PERPETUAL MIRAGE. PHOTOGRAPHIC NARRATIVES OF THE DESERT WEST (New York, 1996), pp.63-67. GEORGE M. WHEELER'S PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY OF THE AMERICAN WEST, 1871-1873 (New York: Dover Publications, 1983).

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        Oeuvres de Moliere. Nouvelle Edition Revue sur les plus Anciennes Impressions et Augmentee des Variantes, Notices, Notes, Lexique des Mots et Locutions Remarquables, d'un Portrait, de Fac-simile, etc. par Eugene Despois. Vols 1-14 (complete)

      Paris: Hachette 1873. (Les Grands Ecrivains de la France), 1873-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 13 volumes + Atlas (14 total). Portraits, plates. 23 cm + Album 27cm. Rebound in fine modern cloth. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Contents: t. 1. PreÌ?face de l'eÌ?dition de 1682. PremieÌ?res farces attribueÌ?es aÌ? MolieÌ?re. L'eÌ?tourdi ou Les contre-temps, comeÌ?die. Appendice aÌ? L'eÌ?tourdi: L'inavvertito, comedia di NicoloÌ? Barbieri detto Beltrame. DeÌ?pit amoureux, comeÌ?die. Appendice.--t. 2. Les preÌ?cieuses ridicules, comeÌ?die. Sganarelle ou Le cocu imaginaire, comeÌ?die. Dom Garcie de Navarre ou Le prince jaloux, comeÌ?die. L'eÌ?cole des maris, comeÌ?die.--t. 3. Les facheux, comeÌ?die. L'eÌ?cole des femmes, comeÌ?die. L'impromptu de Versailles, comeÌ?die.--t. 4. Le mariage forceÌ?, comeÌ?die. Les plaisirs de l'iÌ?le enchanteÌ?e, La princesse d'Elide. Le TArtuffe ou L'imposteur, comeÌ?die.--t. 5. Dom Juan ou Le festin de Pierre, comeÌ?die. L'amour meÌ?decin, comeÌ?die. Le misanthrope, comeÌ?die. T. 6. Le meÌ?decin malgreÌ? lui, comeÌ?die. MeÌ?licerte, comeÌ?die pastorale heÌ?roourceaugnac, comeÌ?die-ballehique. Pastorale comique. Le Sicilien ou L'amour pientre, comeÌ?die. Amphitryon, comeÌ?die. George Dandin ou Le mari confondu.--t. 7. L'avare, comeÌ?die. Monsieur de Pourceaugnac, comeÌ?die-ballet. Les amants magnifiques, comeÌ?die.--t. 8. Le bourgeois gentilhomme, comeÌ?die-ballet. PsycheÌ?, trageÌ?dieballet. Les fourberies de Scapin, comeÌ?die. La comtesse d'Escarbagnas, comeÌ?die.--t. 9. Les femmes savantes, comeÌ?die. Le malade imaginaire, comeÌ?die meÌ?leÌ?e de musique et de danses. La gloire du doÌ?me du Val-de-GraÌ?ce, poeÌ?me sur la peinture de Mignard. PoeÌ?sies diverses.--t. 10. Notice biographique sur MolieÌ?re [par P. Mesnard]--t. 11. Notice bibliographique, additions et corrections, par A. Desfeuilles.--t. 12-13. Lexique de la langue de MolieÌ?re ... par A. et P. Desfeuilles.--[t. 14] Album. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

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        HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES OISEAUX-MOUCHES, CONSTITUANT LA FAMILLE DES TROCHILIDES.LYON, AU BUREAU DE LA SOCIETE LINNEENNE (1873)-1878. 4 VOLL.

      In-4gr., bella leg. in mz.marocchino marrone, coeva, con fregi a giglio e titoli impressi in oro sul dorso, a quattro nervi, piatti in tela; pp.(4)-V-(1)-343-(1), pp.(4)-327-(1)-III-(1), pp.(6)-303-(1); pp.(6)-308; 64 stupende tavv. litografate da Lemercier, su dis. di Antoine Germain Bevalet, tutte finemente acquarellate a mano all'epoca. Ottimo assai raro esemplare. Casey Wood p.476. Fine Bird Books (ediz.ital.) p.126. Nissen IVB, 659. Ronsil, 2104. Zimmer II, pp.448-449.Una delle piu' famose ed esaustive monografie sui Colibri', l'opera e' completa, ma per quanto riguarda le tavole venne pubblicato nel 1879 un "Supplement", costituito di pp.2 e da 56 (o57) tavv., qui non presente. Dal punto di vista iconografico, se si esludono i lavori

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

      John Gould, London 1873 - 'Common Pheasant' plate from Gould's 'Birds of Britain'. 545mm x 365mm in size. Very minor soiling, generally quite clean and bright [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The African Sketch-Book

      Smith, Elder, & Co., London 1873 - 2 vols. 8vo. Pp x, 483. Frontis, 5 plates, 6 maps; vi, 529. Frontis, 3 plates, 6 maps. Plates and maps all as called for. half calf, marbled boards, raised bands. Well rubbed, but still reasonably attractive. External hinge, rear board, vol 2 split. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The YO-SEMITE; Its History, Its Scenery, Its Development

      Providence:: Printed for the Author,. 1873.. 8vo. 10" x 6-1/8". 1st edition (Cowan I, p. 139; Cowan II, p. 389; Currey & Kruska 236; Farquhar 13; Norris 2054). 40 pp. Unopened.. Printed pale grey paper wrappers.. Some abrasion to spine paper, with a bit of loss at each end. Some. foxing to front wrapper. PO name stamp to front wrapper verso. A VG. copy.. Lester, a prominent Providence attorney, had visited Yosemite Valley the summer of 1872, during which time he met Galen Clark, James Lamon, James Hutchings & John Muir, this latter with whom he discussed, one evening, geological theory. This work a publication of a subsequent talk on Yosemite read before the Rhode Island Historical Society, 17 December 1872. Farquhar terms this publication, "noteworthy for its appreciation of John Muir ..." As Cowan states, "Being privately issued, the work is but little known." This lack of notoriety continues to the this day... no copies have come to auction these past 30+ years, with Americana Exchange showing the last market appearance back in 1966 [Goodspeed catalogue]. Rare in the trade.

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        Flies and Fly Fishing for White and Brown Trout, Grayling and Coarse Fish: With Hints On Using the Minnow and Grasshopper Bait - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      London: Robert Hardwicke. Fine. 1873. First Edition; First Printing. 1/2 Leather. A handsome First Edition/First Printing in about Fine condition with lightly rubbing to extremities. Bound in half leather and green cloth, five raised bands, marbled end papers, top edge gilt, and gilt tooled spine. Page 2 misnumbered 4, facsimile diary leaf present between 4 and 5; "For a number of years I have kept a diary of my fishing, from which this small volume is chiefly compiled. The flies mentioned in this book are not called by their scientific names, as I write only as a fisherman, and for fishermen." From the introduction .

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        Études sur le Vin, ses maladies, causes qui les provoquent. Procédés nouveaux pour le conserver et pour le vieillir. Études couronnés par le Comité Central Agricole de Sologne et par le jury de l'Exposition Universelle de 1867. Deuxième édition revue....

      Paris, Librairie F. Savy, 1873. 1873 In-8° grande (242x155mm), pp. (4), IV, 344, legatura coeva m. pelle rossa con titolo oro al dorso. Piatti in percallina. 25 incisioni xilografiche n.t. e 32 tavv. f.t. a colori incise in litografia. Qualche alone marginale ininfluente, lievi fioriture. Bell'esemplare. Seconda edizione, riveduta e aumentata rispetto alla prima del 1866, dell'importante monografia con cui Pasteur dimostrò, con l'ausilio del microscopio, che le alterazioni del vino dipendono dalla presenza e dalla riproduzione di microrganismi, la cui azione è dovuta all'esposizione del vino all'ossigeno dell'aria, e, al contempo, indicò alcuni preziosi metodi per la conservazione vinicola e la profilassi dal Mycoderma Aceti, principale responsabile dell'acetificazione del vino. Tra le questioni affrontate nel volume: i gas contenuti nei vini, l'imbottigliamento vinicolo e la conservazione del vino in fusti, la fermentazione dei mosti, i principali acidi dei vini, la glicerina nei vini, le malattie cui sono soggetti i Borgogna, etc. Dibner, 198. Printing and the Mind of Man, 336 (sui suoi studi di batteriologia in genere). Ferchl, 396. Bitting, 358 Osler, 1547. Duveen, 460. Norman Library, 1655. Waller, 10967. Sparrow, 160. Simon, Vinaria, 22. Garrison-Morton, 2479. Oberlé, 985.

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        Three page ALS to Scottish mathematician Archibald Smith on a problem in electromagnetism, dated 13 May 1869.

      An outstanding autograph letter discussing an important problem in electromagnetism and its relation to work of predecessors and contemporaries, including Michael Faraday, George Green and Simeon-Denis Poisson. The content of the letter is highly technical, including several formulas and equations, and was later incorporated into Maxwell's <i>Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism</i> (1873). Maxwell autograph material is of extreme rarity on the market, especially with significant scientific content as here.<br/><br/> Widely regarded as the greatest theoretical physicist of the nineteenth century, Maxwell's most important contribution to science is his theory of electromagnetism, which first appeared in his 'Dynamical theory of the electromagnetic field' (<i>Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London</i>, 1865) and in mature form in the <i>Treatise</i> (1873). The present letter is situated chronologically mid-way between these two great milestones, a time at which Maxwell was indisputably the world's leading expert on electricity and magnetism. <br/><br/> The topic considered in the letter is the problem of determining the magnetization which would be acquired by a cylinder of soft iron when situated in an external magnetic field. Referring to the work of Green, who had considered this problem in Sect. 17 of <i>An Essay on the Application of Mathematical Analysis to the Theories of Electricity and Magnetism</i> (1828), Maxwell states the solution to the problem in a series of formulas and equations which published in Sects. 439-440 of his <i>Treatise</i>. The final result involves the solution of a numerical equation relating two of the parameters of the problem; after the end of the letter Maxwell adds in a postscript that he has 'just calculated' three solutions which he sets out in a small table. <br/><br/> The letter was undoubtedly occasioned by Smith's work on the effect of the magnetization of a ship's iron hull on the ship's compass, the work for which he is today best known (see below). In fact, in the <i>Treatise</i>, Maxwell's discussion of the cylinder problem is immediately followed by 'On ship's magnetism' (Sect. 441), where he points out that "in recent times iron is so largely used in the construction of ships that it has become impossible to use the compass at all without taking into account the action of the ship, as a magnetic body, on the needle." <br/><br/> Smith "entered Glasgow University in 1828 and distinguished himself in classics, mathematics, and physics. He proceeded to Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1832 whence he graduated BA in 1836 and MA in 1839. In 1836 he was senior wrangler and first Smith's prizeman, and was elected a fellow of Trinity College... <br/><br/> "While still an undergraduate, Smith had communicated to the Cambridge Philosophical Society a paper on Fresnel's wave-surface, in which he deduced its algebraical equations by the symmetrical method, one of the first instances of its employment in analytical geometry in England. In November 1837, in conjunction with Duncan Farquharson Gregory, he founded the <i>Cambridge Mathematical Journal</i>. Between 1842 and 1847, at the request of General Sir Edward Sabine, he deduced from Poisson's general equation practical formulae for the correction of observations made on board ship, which Sabine published in the <i>Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society</i>. In 1851 he deduced convenient tabular forms from the formulae, and in 1859 he edited the <i>Journal of a Voyage to Australia</i>, by William Scoresby the younger, giving in the introduction an exact formula for the effect of the iron of a ship on the compass, a problem with which Scoresby had been preoccupied, but had failed to solve. Smith was also the author of <i>Supplement to the practical rules for ascertaining the deviations of the compass caused by the ship's iron</i> (1855) and <i>A graphic method of correcting the deviations of a ship's compass</i> (1855). In 1862, in conjunction with Sir Frederick John Owen Evans, superintendent of the compass department of the Royal Navy, he published an <i>Admiralty manual for ascertaining and applying the deviations of the compass caused by the iron in a ship</i>. This work was translated into French, German, Russian, and Spanish. <br/><br/> "In recognition of his services Smith received the honorary degree of LLD from the University of Glasgow in 1864, and in the following year was awarded a gold medal by the Royal Society, of which he had been elected a fellow on 5 June 1856. In 1872 he received a grant of £2000 from the government. In addition he received a gold compass set with thirty-two diamonds from the tsar of Russia, and was elected a corresponding member of the scientific committee of the imperial Russian navy" (ODNB).. Three pages on a single sheet (222 x 178 mm), folded once vertically (folded twice horizontally for posting). Embossed stamp at head of first page of a rampant lion surmounted by the motto 'Reviresco' (the motto of the Maxwell clan, meaning 'I will grow strong again'). Maxwell gives his address as 'Glenlair, Dalbeattie' - Maxwell moved with his father John to Glenlair House soon after his birth in 1831 and lived there until his death on November 5, 1879

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