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      1874 - Or Seventy Degrees North Latitude. Translated from the French by N. d'Anvers. With One Hundred Illustrations. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, 1874. 1 page undated ads. Original red cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, beveled, all page edges gilt. First British Edition, and first edition in English, of this tale filled with adventures of a voyage and journey to the ice floes of the far northwestern reaches of Canada. Included is a solar eclipse, plus an earthquake which, the traveling party is chagrined to discover, separates the "land" upon which they have settled into a moving ice floe. There are are one hundred full-page plates, many quite dramatic.~LE PAYS DES FOURRURES was published in French in 1873, followed by this London edition in November of that year (though dated 1874). The translator was "N. d'Anvers," pseudonym for Mrs. Arthur Bell. Osgood's American edition, using the same translation, was also published by November 22nd (possibly preceding the English edition); it too was post-dated 1874.~This is one of the deluxe copies, with beveled boards and all edges gilt; it is in dark red cloth (we have also seen terra-cotta, green and blue -- no priority). This is a very good copy, rather attractive, rebacked with matching dark red cloth that barely peeks out at each end of the spine; the original endpapers are preserved. This is a common occurrence for this UK edition, as it is a hefty volume that would fall apart easily; the English edition is considerably scarcer than the American. Taves & Michaluk V010; Myers 27. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        Nouveaux Melanges D'archeologie d'histoire et de litterature sur le Moyen Age par les auteurs de la Monographie des vitraux de Bourges . Collection pub. par Ch. Cahier [Four Volumes].

      Firmin Didot Freres 1874-1877, Paris - 332 pp.; viii, 350 pp.; xiv, 294 pp.; xi, 351 pp., plates (6). Folio (36 cm). Quarterbound red morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, raised bans with gilt rules, gilt titles,top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Illustrated with 32 copper-plate and 1212 wood engravings, some colored. "Noveaux melanges d'archeologie, d'histoire, et de litterature sur le moyen-age" was preceeded nearly two decades earlier by the equally valuable "Melanges d'archeologie" also containing four quarto volumes of illustrated dissertations on gold and silver church-plate, enamelled ware, carved ivories, tapestries, bas-reliefs, and paintings belonging to the Carlovingian and Romanesque periods (ninth to twelfth century). See our item 26392). Contains: 1: Curiosites mysterieuses 2: Ivoires, miniatures, emaux;; 3: Decoration d'eglises; and 4: Bibliotheques. Original paper wrappers bound into rear of the last volume which has a different marbled board pattern (no doubt purchased separately as the last volume was issued two years after the third). Avery AP.C111; Vicaire I, 24-5; Von Lipperheide, 4218. Spines and boards rubbed, extremities worn with loss of paper to the corners of two boards, some minor splits at the hinges, scattered foxing, bindings tight, leaves crisp, overall a very good set. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Catalogue des Livres de Madame du Barry avec les Prix a Versailles, 1771

      Paris: Auguste Fontaine, Libraire, 1874 - Printed from one of the 2 original Manuscripts now in the Arsenal Library. Mistress of Louis XV, the Comtesse Du Barry wished to rival her predecessor's library, Madame de Pompadour and had an unknown Parisian bookdealer go about the task. There are 1091 titles in this catalogue (DU BARRY, MADAME JEAN BECU, COMTESSE, 1743-93 ) Number 79 of 100 copies. 12mo. vi, 149 pp. Half contemporary blue morocco, a.e.g., spine faded, minor rubbing, internally fine. Bookplate

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Far from the Madding Crowd. With Twelve Illustrations. In Two Volumes.

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1874 - 2 volumes, octavo. Near contemporary blue half morocco for Hatchards, spines gilt in compartments, blue cloth sides, marbled endpapers, ruling to boards and top edges gilt. Bookplate of William Saunders, dated 1904, to each front pastedown, and bookplate of E. Hubert Litchfield to each free endpaper. Lightly rubbed to extremities, small mark to upper board of volume II, endpapers tanned from turn-ins, contents lightly toned. An excellent set. Frontispiece and 5 engravings in each volume, all by Helen Allingham (née Paterson). First edition. Originally ran as a serial in the Cornhill Magazine from January to December 1874, with each instalment accompanied by an illustration and vignette initial by Allingham; the book form republishes the illustrations. In America, the story was printed serially in a variety of magazines throughout 1874 and early 1875. Published anonymously in the Cornhill, the story prompted the following remark in the review in the Spectator of 3 January 1874: "If 'Far from the Maddening Crowd' is not written by George Eliot, then there is a new light among novelists." Purdy, pp. 13-16. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Motive Skizzen aus allen Zweigen der Architectur & Kunstindustrie (Two Volumes in One)

      Durlach (Karlsruhe, Germany): Lith. Anstalt von C. Wahl. [1874]. First. First edition. Tall folio. Measures approximately 9" x 14.5". Two volumes in one: lithographic title page, contents page, plates 1-144, plates 1-122. Contemporary quarter leather and marbled paper boards, with a handwritten paper label on the front cover. Ex-library copy with bookplate, pocket, and perforated stamp on every plate. The leather spine is worn, hinges are loose, else a good only sound copy. A very scarce sample book containing 266 full page and folding lithographic plates of architectural motifs, statuary, plans, and related designs, for students in the school of architecture at the technical academy of Karlsruhe, Germany (Grossherzogliche Badische Polytechnische Schule). OCLC locates 1 copy in Karlsruhe, and 1 copy in Texas. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Source of the Hudson. In the Indian Pass, Adirondacks

      New York, 125 Nassau St:: Currier & Ives,. ca.1874.. A mountainous view representing the genesis of the Hudson River. Two couples have come to admire it, surrounded by boulders and trees - one wonders how they arrived there, so carefully dressed in their long dresses with bustles, and the men in their suits. Hand colored lithograph, 12 1/2 x 9 3/4" plus margins. A 2" crack in one margin & going into the plate has been professionally restored. Framed archivally. Conningham no. 5627.

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      [Mariposa, Northern California. ]. 1874 - Watercolor on paper, laid down on board, 21 x 14 1/4 inches. Signed, inscribed, and dated across lower image: "The Grizzly Giant. Mariposa / WM Simpson / 1874." Perfectly preserved original condition, rich coloration. Framed and matted. A beautiful watercolor of three men on horseback admiring a towering redwood, the lower formation of bearing a startling resemblance to a grizzly bear, in the Mariposa Grove of northern California, painted by the well known war correspondent and graphic artist, William Simpson. The great tree still stands. Simpson won fame in England in the 1850s for his bold coverage of the Crimean War, and his production of a lavish color plate book, THE SEAT OF THE WAR IN THE EAST, commemorating the ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS. He arrived in San Francisco in April 1873, just as the war against the Modoc Indians was coming to a climax. Good correspondent that he was, Simpson headed for the battlefield, the Lava Beds near Mount Shasta on the California- Oregon line, and observed the demise of the Modocs. All of this, as well as further travels in Yosemite (with Bierstadt), San Francisco, and Japan, he describes in detail in his book, MEETING THE SUN (London, 1877). This handsome watercolor is the only known California image by Simpson presently available in the American art market. A number of his California watercolors are in the permanent collection of the Bancroft Library, with other pieces located at the Peabody Museum (Harvard) and the Victoria and Albert Museum. William Simpson, MEETING THE SUN (London, 1877), pp.356-83. Hughes, ARTISTS IN CALIFORNIA 1786-1940 (San Francisco, 1986), p.428.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Histoire naturelle des oiseaux-mouches ou colibris constituant la famille des Trochilides. 4 Bde.

      Lyon, Geneve u. Bale, H. Georg (Bde.1-3) u. Lyon, Bureau de la Societe Linneenne (Bd.4) 1874-1877.. 2°. 3 Bll. (Titelei), IV(1), 343(1) S.; 3 Bll., 327 S., III(1) S. (Corr.); 3 Bll., 303(1) S. u. 3 Bll., 308 S. Mit zus. 64 lithogr., handkolorierten Tafeln. HLdr.bde. d. Zt. m. 4 Zierbünden, Tit. u. Verz. in Goldpräg. auf Rü., umseit. gemust. Buchschnitt u. marmor. Vorsatzpapieren. Einbde. an den Deckelkanten etw. abgerieben; Schmutztit. u. Tit. m. hs. Sign.; vereinz. braunfl.; 2 Tafeln beschädigt.. Sitwell-Buchanan, Fine Bird Books 117; Nissen, Vogelbücher IVB, 659; Ronsil 2104; Wood 476: "A famous monograph on humming-birds." Erste Ausgabe dieses umfassenden u. detailgenauen Hauptwerkes des französischen Entomologen Martial Etienne Mulsant (1797-1880) über die amerikanische Vogelfamilie der Kolibris. Vorliegend das (ab 1873 in 16 Lieferungen erschienene) Grundwerk, komplett mit den 64 dazugehörigen Tafeln. 1879 erschien ein Supplementband, der weitere 60 Tafeln enthält. - Die prachtvollen und fein ausgeführten Vogeldarstellungen, gestochen von Coutant nach Bevalet, Dumont, Lesson u.a., zeigen die Vögel, umgeben von Blättern und Blüten und sind in frischem und leuchtendem Kolorit. Band 4 mit Gesamt-Register. Selten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        The Falling Flag: Evacuation of Richmond, Retreat and Surrender at Appomattox

      New York: E.J. Hale & Son. 1874. First. First edition. 67pp. Green moire cloth with beveled edges and gilt Confederate flag on front board. Near fine with some rubbing at the extremities and very light spots on the title page. Errata slip tipped in at the rear. An account of the 7th South Carolina Cavalry during the Civil War a lieutenant colonel. Scarce in the trade. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Rich Mrs. Duck / Dog's Dinner Party (The Dogs' Grand Dinner Party)

      New York: McLoughlin Brothers (Bros.). Hardcover. 28 pages. Sixteen full-page colour illustrations. Handsomely illustrated front board. First story, 'Rich Mrs. Duck', culminates in her death due to gluttony. McLoughlin published a linen version of this tale two years later entitled 'Life and Death of Rich Mrs. Duck - A Notorious Glutton'. Second story is presented with three varying titles: 'Dogs Dinner Party' (on front board), 'Dog's Dinner Party' (on title page) and 'The Dogs' Grand Dinner Party' on first page of story. Moderate external wear. Binding sound. Gift greetings dated 1874 in light pencil upon title page. Moderate age-toning to contents. Light offsetting from illustrations to facing leaves. Narrow one-inch opening mid-front hinge. A sound and attractive copy of this charming vintage work. . Good. 1867. First Edition.

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      McLoughlin Brothers, New York 1874 - (Black Interest) THE TEN LITTLE MULLIGAN GUARDS. New York: McLoughlin Brothers, (1874). Oblong 8vo - 10-13/16" x 9". Color pictorial wrappers in extremely bright and nice condition, with previous owner's name written lightly in pencil at the top of the front wrapper, two small corner creases to the front wrapper and a 1-1/2" split to the bottom of the spine. The rear wrapper is printed with an advertisement for "New Picture Books For Little Children" published by McLoughlin Brothers, Publishers. [24]pp. including wrappers. The story follows as the Mulligan Guards march along, losing one Guard on each page, until there are none, in Ten Little Indians fashion. The book can be read as a story in verse or used for playing "The Game Of The Ten Little Mulligans," instructions for which are given on leaf [12]. A musical score accompanies the story. The highlights of the book are the thirteen beautiful chromolithographs which are printed on one side of the page only that are found in the book. They are really astounding in their artistry, bold use of color and subject matter. There is one black member of the Mulligan Guards that appears in all but one of the chromolithographs. He is refered to by a racially derogatory term that fortunately is no longer as widely used, nor as accepted today as it was when the book was published. There is a small area of damp stain on the inside of the front wrapper but all other pages are bright, clean and free of blemishes. This is a wonderful book in amazingly good condition. The condition of the book is NEAR FINE. Rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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        Adventures in Morocco and Journeys Through the Oases of Draa and Tafilet.

      London: Sampson Low Marston Low & Searle: First edition 1874 - 8vo., viii, 371pp., portrait frontispiece, folding map showing Dr. Rohlfs journey in Morocco and part of Algiers, some occasional spotting to map, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, bound in contemporary half red calf, spine decorated with gilt in compartments with contrasting black morocco title labels with minor wear to extremities. A generally VG+ copy of this scarce work on Morocco. Ex Libris Wilfrid Blunt (signed and dated in pencil 'Wilfrid Blunt, Eton 1942' to front endpaper) and Edward Joseph Dent with his fine engraved bookplate to upper pastedown. Friedrich Gerhard Rohlfs (1831-96) was a German geographer, explorer, author and adventurer. He was born at Vegesack, now part of Bremen. There was much pressure on Rohlfs to be in the medicine field, and he eventually joined the French Foreign Legion in a medical capacity. Serving for some time as a personal physician to a Moroccan nobleman, he eventually set off on his own, exploring the oases of Morocco. It was on this trip that he was attacked and left for dead, his leg almost severed from his body. These injuries would keep him from returning to Europe for most of his life; the cold weather somehow aggravating them. After this trip, Rohlfs was the first European to cross Africa north to south. His route took him from Tripoli through the Sahara desert, over Lake Chad, along the Niger River to the Gulf of Guinea from 1865-1867. He was the second European explorer to visit the region of the Draa River in the south of Morocco. In 1874 Rohlfs set out from Dakhla Oasis intending to reach Kufra. In February he was c. 100 km north of Abu Ballas (Pottery Hill) in the Western Desert. Accompanied by Karl Zittel and a surveyor called Jordans, Rohlfs and his colleagues experienced a downpouring of rain - a rare occurrence in the desert, seemingly only happening every twenty years. Rohlf's team restocked and watered their camels and left a cairn at the place he had named Regenfeld (Rainfield). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Ten Little Mulligan Guards

      New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1874. Soft Cover. Very Good. Soft Cover. Oblong 8vo. Complete with 12 leaves including the cover. Each page (printed on one side only) shows a colorful representation of the ever decreasing Mulligan ranks. Light wear. Clean pages with an occasional smudge. Very neatly mended spine and faint corner crease on front cover; otherwise near fine. No doubt inspired by Harrigan's incredibly successful series of Broadway shows about the Mulligan Guards, a fictionallly inept Irish fraternal organization. Much like the notorious "Ten Little Niggers," the guards die off one by one on each page, which includes new lyrics to the score of the chorus of the hit song, "The Mulligan Guard." The penultimate guard to die is "The Nig," (and African-American) who appears in nearly every illustration. Instructions for using the book to play a game are on the last page.

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        Holland House, 2 Vols.

      London Macmillan & Co. 1874. - Illustrated with wood engravings. Bound in full brown morocco. Some wear to edges, o/w fine. First edition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. With... illustrations by John Tenniel

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1874, 72. . Two volumes, 41st and 32nd thousand respectively, 8vo. Black and white frontispieces and illustrations in the text, a few spots, marbled endpapers. Later maroon half morocco, t.e.g., spines slightly faded, loss to the top of the upper joint of the second volume.

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        Guida ai Bagni di Rimini.

      1874 - Lucca, Tipografia Giusti, 1874. Seconda edizione illustrata con litografie. In 16mo (cm. 15,6); mezza tela di epoca posteriore, copertine originali stampate e dorso conservati; pp. 111, (1) + 4 litografie originali fuori testo. Da pag. 85 a 111: Appendice stampata su Edizione con 4 litografie; l'edizione del 1873 ne ha 3 e la terza edizione 1. Axs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        May du Maurier

      Freshwater, September 1874 - "Albumen print, original mount. 34 x 27.5 cm. Inscribed and signed on the mount by Cameron: "From life, registered photograph, copy right, Julia Margaret Cameron, Freshwater, Sep. 1874." Very good condition. This is an unrecorded portrait by Julia Margaret Cameron, the foremost British portrait photographer of her time. "How masterly are her straightforward, truthful portraits, which are entirely free from false sentiment." "It is they which have made her work immortal in the annals of photography" (Gernsheim). "After receiving a camera as a gift, Julia Margaret Cameron began her career in photography at the age of forty-eight. She produced the majority of her work from her home at Freshwater on the Isle of Wight. By the coercive force of her eccentric personality, she enlisted everyone around her as models, from family members to domestic servants and local residents. The wife of a retired jurist, Cameron moved in the highest circles of society in Victorian England. She photographed the intellectuals and leaders within her circle of family and friends, among them the portrait painter George Frederick Watts, the astronomer Sir John Herschel, and the Poet Laureate Alfred, Lord Tennyson. She derived much of her subject inspiration from literature, and her work in turn influenced writers" (Getty Museum) Cameron declared that "My aspirations are to ennoble Photography and to secure for it the character and uses of High Art by combining the real and Ideal and sacrificing nothing of the Truth by all possible devotion to Poetry and beauty." In September 1874 illustrator and novelist George Du Maurier, his wife, and his daughter May came to Cameron's home at the village of Freshwater on the Isle of Wight and sat for portraits. This image is unrecorded in Cox and Ford, Julia Margaret Cameron: The Complete Photographs, which lists four portraits from the occasion (nos. 213-215 and 940). Cameron quotes Du Maurier as saying that her photography "charms me." Provenance: George du Maurier, and by descent."

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        Report of the Board of Officers on Gatling Guns of Large Caliber for Flank-Defence - with two autograph letters signed to Edgar T. Welles.

      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1874 - Quarto. Original pinkish cloth, title and Ordnance Department crest gilt to the upper board. Boards sunned and rubbed, spine damaged head and tail, hinges a little cracked, light browning to the text, about very good. 2 photogravure plates of the gun, 19 lithographed target plates, and 3 schematics, tables to the text. First edition. Engraved bookplate; "Compliments of the Acting Chief of Ordnance, U.S. Army" to the front pastedown. Two 2-page autograph letters signed on Gatling Gun Company stationery from Richard J. Gatling to Edgar T. Welles, son of Gideon Welles Civil War Secretary of the Navy, and secretary and treasurer of the Gatling Gun Co. In the first, dated 4 August 1885, Gatling asks Welles to join him at the Larkin House, Watch Hill, Rhode Island, where he is staying, at his wife's insistence, for his health; "I have a good many things to talk over with you - more than I can write - and I want you to also to meet Col. Prince [Col. Frederick W. Prince, Civil War artillery veteran who joined Gatling in 1885] He will, I think, be a good man to work up state orders." The second, dated 21 October 1886, carries a note of urgency, perhaps even desperation; "The hands at the Armory who make Gatling Guns, are about out of work and unless we can get some orders for guns soon, they will have to be discharged. If this is done it will be bad for us, for in the event we should get large orders hereafter, it would be difficult to get green hands to make guns so as to pass inspection." Gatling despatches Welles to go Washington, "the earliest day possible & see Genl. Benét [Stephen Vincent Benét, Chief of Army Ordnance], and don't take 'no' from him, but insist on his giving us an order for the 23 guns ordered by the States, & which Col. Prince procured the orders for at our expense " and while there he should "see Com[modore] Sicard [Montgomery Sicard, Chief of Naval Ordnance]; and Com[ander] Folger [William M. Folger, Inspector of Naval Ordnance, Annapolis] who is now in Washington. The new war ships & monitors will ere long need Gatlings & it would save time if the Navy Dept. would order them now." Both letters a little browned, and with creases from postal folding, but very good, and with excellent content. Additionally inserted is a superbly-preserved contemporary price-list for Gatling Guns and ammunition for New York dealers Hartley & Graham, featuring a large engraving of a Gatling "with positive or Accles' Feed." Altogether a splendid assemblage. Riling 957

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        MERIDIANA: The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa

      New York Scribner, Armstrong, and Co 1874 - First American Edition, First State, with two titles listed on the title verso. With 48 illustrations throughout. 8vo, publisher’s original green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine and upper cover, with blind stamped borders. viii, 232, (2 ads). A clean, bright and handsome copy, only lightly mellowed or with only minor shelfwear to the extremities. RARE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION OF VERNE’S WORK ON AFRICAN EXPLORATION. Verne had already become wildly successful with his Journey to the Center of the Earth and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea when Scribner’s published this novel of danger and adventure in South Africa. An unusually nice copy of a rare book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      1874 - Or Seventy Degrees North Latitude. Translated from the French by N. d'Anvers. With One Hundred Illustrations. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1874. Original green cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt. First American Edition of this tale, filled with adventures, of a voyage and journey to the ice floes of the far northwestern reaches of Canada. Included are one hundred full-page plates, many quite dramatic. LE PAYS DES FOURRURES was published in French in 1873, followed by Sampson Low's London edition in November of that year (though dated 1874). The translator was "N. d'Anvers," pseudonym for Mrs. Arthur Bell. This American edition, using the same translation, was also published by November 22nd (possibly preceding the English edition); it too was post-dated 1874. It was bound in any of four colors of cloth (no priority), of which this green was one.~This is a bright copy, in very good-plus condition (endpapers cracked as usual, a few small nicks in the spine ends, slight speckling of the cloth). Taves & Michaluk V010; Myers 27. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LE MUSEE FOL Tome 1,2,3,4 - Etudes d'art et d'archéologie sur l'antiquité et la renaissance

      LIBRAIRIE H. GEORG 1874 - R240004236: 372 pages. 91 planches illustrées en noir et blanc. Quelques pages non découpé. Tome 3 : mors fendus, manque coiffe en pied. Préface de Walter FOL. In-Folio Relié toile grenée. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Rousseurs Classification Dewey : 700-LES ARTS [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Floating City and the Blockade Runners

      Sampson Low, Marston, Low and Searle 1874 - front hinge cracked, a bit loose, but good, gilt is a bit faded on the spine, ist english edition, adds dated august 1874, two novellas early and scarce Verne [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The March to Coomassie

      Tinsley 1874 - A lovely bright copy of this Henty rare title. VG- only because the left hand edge of the spine is split 4/5ths of the way down resulting in the rear board being loose but still well attached. It would benefit from some professional restoration and would be well worth it as the rest of the book is superb. Clean and original pale yellow endpapers. Gilt bright. Spine also shows some white markings but they're not too distracting. Rear board corners / edge show some damp damage. Book itself is clean and tight, very pleasing. Dated 1874 to title page and also denoted "second edition". Newbolt reference 6.2. This second edition is the one the Copyright Libraries also hold. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE SCARLET SHAWL. A Novel

      Tinsley Brothers 1874. . 1st Ed. Sm. 8vo. [vi] + 309pp. Half title present. With uncorrected dedication. Without advertisement leaf preceding half title. Some very light browning, ex.-libris John W. Hill, new, original black lined cloth, neatly recased with minor fraying. His first published novel. US$645

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        Merry England: or, Nobles and Serfs. 3 volumes.

      Tinsley Brothers., London. 1874 - x + 266pp. vi + 251pp. vi + 243pp. Scattered foxing. Joints a trifle rubbed. Uniformly bound, by Root & Son, in burgundy, full morocco with raised bands and elaborate decoration, in gilt, to compartments. A very handsome set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Elaine Beardsell (ABA,PBFA )]
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        A Monograph of Odontoglossum.

      London: L. Reeve & Co., [1864] - 1874. - Folio (20 2/8 x 14 4/8 inches). Half title, dedication leaf. 30 hand-colored lithographed plates by Walter Hood Finch with descriptive text (pale waterstain to upper margin of plate 5). Contemporary half green morocco gilt (extremities a bit rubbed). First edition. The greatest work on the genus Odontoglossum orchids with magnificent illustrations by Finch, one of the great botanical artists of the Victorian Era. These plates are among his very best. Though this genus was renowned for its beauty, it was not introduced into Europe until late in the nineteenth century due to the mistaken belief that it required hot humid conditions to be cultivated successfully. In reality these high altitude plants (not found below 2500 feet) thrive in cool temperatures and dry air. They are native to Central and West-South America. The demand for this species was quite high and dealers rushed to corner the market. Bateman tells in his introduction of three independent expeditions to Grenada that sailed on the same ship for the same purpose. "Extremely variable in their markings, there are over three hundred known species of Odontoglossum in Mexico and South America. The genus grows predominantly at high elevations . Although their introduction into Europe came relatively late, their need for cool temperatures and dry air made them popular with those who had no greenhouse" (The orchid observed). "Fitch (1817-1892), the most prolific of all botanical artists, was a typical product of the Victorian era, able and industrious. [He] was a young apprentice to a firm of Glasgow calico designers when Hooker. first made his acquaintance. In 1841, when Hooker was appointed Director of the Royal Gardens at Kew, he took [Fitch] south with him. Some idea of Fitch's gigantic industry can be gauged from the [f]act that 9960 published drawings by him are recorded" (Blunt).Great Flower Books, p.49; Nissen BBI 88; The Orchid Observed 20; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 343. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Sampson Low,Marston,Low & searle 1874 - Professionally rebound in dark blue cloth with old cloth covers laid on top.Original pictorial front cover with gold titles to front and spine.Block is tight and sound,pages are untrimmed.Some pages are frayed around the edges,previous owners name on front blank prelim,dated 1876.112 illustrations,great old original book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cattelya Doweava from watercolors of Odontoglossum, or American orchids

      - Walter Hood Fitch; Watercolors of Odontoglossum, or American orchids; London, circa 1874; 14” x 17” framed Walter Hood Fitch was the most noted botanical artist of the 19th century to focus on orchids, and the foremost catalyst of what can aptly be termed British “orchidomania.” Incredibly attuned to the smallest details of the most exquisite flowers, Fitch was uniquely able to capture the beauty and complexity of the orchidaceae. The reasons for his acclaim were best described by Sir Joseph Hooker, who noted that Fitch was an “incomparable botanical artist,” with “unrivaled skill in seizing the natural character of a plant.” The artist reached the height of his fame in his splendid collaboration with James Bateman, producing the fabulous and important Monograph of the Odontoglossum (London, 1874), which described the range of this beautiful genus of American Orchids. Found at high altitudes, from “the confines of Florida to the frontiers of Chile” (preface), these orchids were among the most striking and exotic ever offered to avid European viewers. Yet the hand-colored lithographs that were published, while stunning, did not approach the depth of color and nuance to be found in Fitch's original watercolors, mainly preserved today in the Royal Collection at Kew Gardens. The watercolors being offered here were discovered recently, and clearly intended as the unique prototypes for a second volume on the Odontoglossum. Despite the fact that Fitch created these flawless watercolors that more than rivaled the images of the first edition, the sequel was never brought to completion, and remains unrecorded even in its planning stages. That being said, it is difficult to approximate in words the vivid beauty of Fitch's original compositions. The artist captured with outstanding naturalism and vibracy the alternate subtlety and flamboyance of the American orchids, the textures of their soft, often translucent petals and opaque leaves and stems. Each defining characteristic is illuminated in profound detail, creating a suite of the most breathtakingly beautiful, large-scale images of orchids to come on the market. As noted, with the aid of such striking imagery, Fitch was largely responsible for creating an orchid mania in Victorian Britain. Huge greenhouses were built, and adding to such enthusiasm was the fact that Britain enjoyed a brisk trade in botanical specimens, and there was soon a proliferation of illustrated periodicals for horticulturists at every level of experience. Though many followed in Fitch's footsteps, his contribution to English botanical art is unique. Many of the orchids immortalized in his watercolors have since been lost to cultivation, while some are exceedingly rare, and still others extinct. This represents an unparalleled opportunity to acquire original watercolors of outstanding accomplishment, by a foremost botanical artist. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Life on the Plains

      Sheldon and Company, N.Y. 1874 - OUTSTANDING modern black 1/4 calf binding with the original navy blue cloth covered boards. Blind stamped decoration on the front board with title and an illustration of a buffalo in gilt. Some scuffing to the rear board, minor wear to the corners. Spine with four raised bands, title, profile of a Native American Indian in profile and date in gilt. Frontispiece, illustrations. Text block tight and clean. 256 pages. An extremely attractive book that will look stunning on your bookshelf. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Don Quichotte

      Imprimerie Nouvelle Bordeaux, Bordeaux 1874 - Eccezionale COLLEZIONE di questo RARO GIORNALE SATIRICO dal n. 1 del 26 giugno 1874 al n. 757 del 29 dicembre 1888: prime 15 annate. "Le Don Quichotte journal satirique illustré paraissant tous les jeudis" Rédacteur en chef Ch. Gilbert-Martin - Imprimerie Nouvelle Bordeaux -5 volumi in-folio (49 x 34); rilegatura coeva mezza pelle verde; titoli oro al dorso e al piatto; sguardie marmorizzate. Ogni NUMERO è di 4 pagine ed è illustrato con una litografia a colori di Charles Gilbert-Martin. Qualche difetto e/o restauro a qualche numero ma sostanzialmente collezione più che buona; rarissimo.

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        City of London Chess Magazine

      London: W W Morgan, 1874-75 [i-ii]-314+[2 ad] pages with diagrams. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound in black cloth with original wrapper laid on front cover, faded label to spine. Volume I. Edited by W N Potter with the cooperation of H E Bird, J H Blackburne, B Horwitz, J Lowenthal, W Steinitz, J Wisker and J H Zukertort. From the library of Koninklijke Bibliotheek .(Betts: 7-20) 1st edition.Published from February 1874 through March 1876, volumes one through volume three, numbers one through 25. Volume number run from February through January. J Wisker edited March 1876 issue only.Condition:Some foxing through out, points rubbed else a good to very good copy.

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        The life and habits of wild animals illustrated by designs by Joseph Wolf, engraved by J.W. and Edward Whymper.

      London: Alexander MacMillan, 1874. - Folio, 72 pp., 20 wood-cut plates. Handsome contemporary (publisher's?) full blue morocco with gilt design, all edges gilt, some minor wear, a very good copy. . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Speaking Likenesses. With Pictures thereof by Arthur Hughes

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1874 - A RARE and EARLY dust jacket. The first state of the binding had gilt vignette by Hughes on the upper board, here the cover is blank First edition, later state of binding, with rare dust jacket. 8vo. Frontispiece, title page vignette, ten illustrations. viii, 96 pp. Original blue cloth, spine titled in gilt original pale blue pictorial dust jacket. Some minor soiling to board edges and bottom edge of endsheets, else very good in professionally conserved dust jacket with archival tissue support at folds and edges (small marginal losses supplied). Ashley 4:102; Colbeck, Christina Rossetti, 15; Osborne 386 ("both the plot and the illustrations bear a strong resemblance to 'Alice in Wonderland'"); Ray 181 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La France Heroique

      Paris - Bray et Retaux, 1874 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of biographies and exploits of French heroes and influential people in French history. Fourth edition. Including biographies of Charlemagne, John of Arc, Louis XIV, Henry IV, Saint Louis, Bayard and many others. Louis XIV (1638 1715), known as Louis the Great or the Sun King, was a Bourbon monarch who ruled as King of France and Navarre. He holds the distinction of being the longest-reigning king in European history, reigning for 72 years and 110 days. Charlemagne (742 814), also known as Charles the Great, was King of the Franks from 768 and Emperor of the Romans (Imperator Romanorum) from 800 to his death in 814. He expanded the Frankish kingdom into an empire that incorporated much of Western and Central Europe. During his reign, he conquered Italy and was crowned Imperator Augustus by Pope Leo III on 25 December 800 in Rome. In French. Complete in four volumes. Condition: Rebacked in quarter-morocco armorial bindings. Externally sound, with just some marks to the boards and some wear to the spines. Bumping to the corners. Internally, firmly bound. Prize bookplates to front pastedowns. Pages are bright but with some scattered spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Illustrirte Pracht Bibel

      A. H. Payne, Leipzig 1874 - Folio. 2 vols. 1853,(8)pp. Black 3/4 leather over brown cloth. Gilt lettering and decorative design along spines, inner edges and corners. Raised bands, marbled endpapers. Complete Hebrew Bible (TaNaKh), "For Israelites, with Masoretic text and a new German translation and additional commentary by Professor Dr. Julius Fürst," an important 19th century German Jewish scholar at the University of Leibzig. "With more than 100 separate plates, and 600 in-text illustrations (unsigned)." Vocalized Hebrew text side by side with German translation, German commentary along bottom, in Gothic script, interspersed with over 700 beautiful full-page and half-page reproductions of steel plate and woodcut engravings, visually narrating the Bible story. End of 2nd volume contains a concluding word from Fürst, Masoretic endnotes for each Book, an index of Parshot and Haftorot (the order of weekly readings from the Pentateuch and Prophets), a timeline of Biblical history, 3 full-page maps of Ancient Israel and the Middle East, and a list of instructions for bookbinders. Free front endpaper of first volume contains a dedicative inscription to Israel Bettan, an important early 20th century professor at Hebrew Union College. Tight binding, boards slightly scuffed and rubbed, leather corners bumped and slightly chipped. Title page detached, but present. Overall set in good+ condition. About Julius Fürst: Julius Fürst (1805–1873), was a Jewish German orientalist. Fürst was a distinguished scholar of Semitic languages and literature. During his years as chairman of the department of Oriental languages and literature at the University of Leipzig (1864–1873), he wrote major works on literary history and linguistics. His most important scholarly works include the Bibliotheca Judaica (Leipzig, 1849-1863), Kultur and Literaturgeschichte der Juden in Asien (Cultural and literary history of Jews in Asia, 1849), several dictionaries as well as numerous contributions to the periodical "Der Orient" (Leipzig 1840-1851), whose chief editor he was. "Der Orient" was mainly devoted to scientific study of the language, literature and history of the Jews. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Excellent unsigned cabinet photo by Rabending (1837-1898, Empress of Austria, wife of Franz Joseph I)]

      - showing her full length, seated on a sofa, with her large dog at her feet, 6½" x 4½", no place, (Vienna) no date, slightly faded and slight wear on one edge not affecting the photo It is very rare to find photos of the Empress as she was not photographed after 1874.

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        The American Gun Club

      New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Co., 1874 New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Co., 1874. viii, 142 + [4] ad pp. With 24 wood-engraved plates. 7½x4¾, original terra-cotta cloth stamped in gilt. This title is in fact the first part of the Verne sequence, "De la Terre a la Lune" and "Autour de la lune", in an early presentation in English. The book was originally published as the two French first edition parts, then in one volume in English, published by Sampson Low in 1873 in London. Scribner, Armstrong produced a one-volume edition in 1874, then, King & Baird of Philadelphia published an unauthorized issue of the first part, titled "The Baltimore Gun Club." Scribner, Armstrong quickly produced the present edition in competition with that volume, containing twice the number of illustrations. Quite scarce. Myers 26. Provenance: From the Library of William Augustus Brewer. Some soiling and rubbing to the cloth, spine moderately sunned, extremities a bit worn and bumped; Very Good. L3

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        The Gilded Age, A Tale Of Today

      American Publishing Company, Hartford, CT 1874 - A handsome, unrestored second edition, published in 1874. About Fine condition with only minute rubbing of board and edges; black cloth with peach endpapers, edges sprinkled brown; Twain's first novel which gave an entire era its name, though fictional, is a critical examination of politics and corruption in the United States during the nineteenth century [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CONTES ET NOUVELLES EN VERS. [2 volumes].

      1874 - A Paris, chez A. Barraud, 1874. Deux volumes in-8 (141 X 202) maroquin rouge, plats ornés d'une large dentelle dorée, dos cinq nerfs ornés d'un filet perlé, caissons dorés ornés d'un fleuron central, fers d'angle, points dorés, titre et tomaison dorés, coiffes et coupes filetées, bordure intérieure ornée, tranches dorées sur marbrure, étui bordé (E. POUGET). Tome I : XLVI pages (dont faux-titre et titre imprimés en rouge et noir), XII-268 pages, (1) f. d'achevé d'imprimer, 40 planches hors-texte (dont portrait-frontispice de La Fontaine) ; Tome II : XI-320 pages, 43 planches hors-texte (dont portrait-frontispice de Charles Eisen). Quelques rousseurs très éparses. BELLE RÉIMPRESSION de l'édition des "Fermiers généraux", avec un nouveau tirage des cuivres retouchés et remis en état ; on y a ajouté trois planches refusées et 17 culs-de-lampe et fleurons nouveaux. En tout, 83 FIGURES HORS-TEXTE de Charles EISEN et 74 têtes-de-page, fleurons ou culs-de-lampe. Cette édition, autorisée par le Ministère de l'Intérieur en 1874, fut poursuivie en 1875, le Parquet jugeant certaines gravures trop licencieuses. BEL EXEMPLAIRE dans une éclatante reliure en maroquin décoré de POUGET. (Rochambeau, 167 - Fléty, Dictionnaire des relieurs français, n°146 «Pouget, relieur parisien qui exerça durant le dernier tiers du XIXe siècle»). NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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      [Mariposa, Northern California. 1874].. Watercolor on paper, laid down on board, 21 x 14 1/4 inches. Signed, inscribed, and dated across lower image: "The Grizzly Giant. Mariposa / WM Simpson / 1874." Perfectly preserved original condition, rich coloration. Framed and matted. A beautiful watercolor of three men on horseback admiring a towering redwood, the lower formation of bearing a startling resemblance to a grizzly bear, in the Mariposa Grove of northern California, painted by the well known war correspondent and graphic artist, William Simpson. The great tree still stands. Simpson won fame in England in the 1850s for his bold coverage of the Crimean War, and his production of a lavish color plate book, THE SEAT OF THE WAR IN THE EAST, commemorating the ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS. He arrived in San Francisco in April 1873, just as the war against the Modoc Indians was coming to a climax. Good correspondent that he was, Simpson headed for the battlefield, the Lava Beds near Mount Shasta on the California- Oregon line, and observed the demise of the Modocs. All of this, as well as further travels in Yosemite (with Bierstadt), San Francisco, and Japan, he describes in detail in his book, MEETING THE SUN (London, 1877). This handsome watercolor is the only known California image by Simpson presently available in the American art market. A number of his California watercolors are in the permanent collection of the Bancroft Library, with other pieces located at the Peabody Museum (Harvard) and the Victoria and Albert Museum. William Simpson, MEETING THE SUN (London, 1877), pp.356-83. Hughes, ARTISTS IN CALIFORNIA 1786-1940 (San Francisco, 1986), p.428.

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        Original Autograph Letter Display

      Flaubert, Gustave, [1821, Rouen, Fr. - 1880, Croisset], Paris 1874 - Flaubert, Gustave, [1821, Rouen, Fr. - 1880, Croisset] ALS in French to his good friend, Edmond Laporte, 1 page, n.p. [Paris], n.d. [May 16th, 1874]. Framed & glazed to an overall size of 21" ½ x 16" [5"1/4 x 7" ½], double matted in windows, gilt filet - The fine wood frame elaborately worked to show intentional character & tone. Trans: "My old Bab / I count on being at Croisset on Wednesday, about 4 o'clock. / Be guided by that / I am all gloomy when I think we won't see each other for a long time! / Yesterday, I finished my library lectures! / I embrace you / Yours / Gve / Saturday morning". "The faster the word sticks to the thought, the more beautiful is the effect." The prime influence over the Realist School of French literature, author of the masterpiece, Madame Bovary (1857). Believer in "le seul mot juste". True friend of the greats; George Sand, Ivan Turgenev, Émile Zola, Alphonse Daudet, &, especially, Guy de Maupassant who regarded himself as Flaubert's disciple & was the great mutual friend of Edmond Laporte. Flaubert sought objectivity above all else in his writing: "The author, in his work, must be like God in the Universe, present everywhere & visible nowhere." It is paradoxical, therefore, that his personality should be so clearly discernible in all his work and that his letters, written casually to his intimates & full of disarming sincerity, delicate sensibility, & even exquisite tenderness-should be considered by some critics as his other masterpiece. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Shakespeare ( 6 Vols )

      George Routledge, London 1874 - brown cloth, rubbed to edges, repairs to end papers & backstrip of vol VI. staunton edition with extensive notes & comparisons to early quarto editons, the first folio & subsequent changes by other editors. illustrated by Gilbert & engraved by the Dalziell bros. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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