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        Odontoglossum Bocoiraim from watercolors of Odontoglossum, or American orchids

      - Walter Hood Fitch; Watercolors of Odontoglossum, or American orchids; London, circa 1874; 13” x 12” 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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        The Amazon and Madeira Rivers Sketches and Descriptions from the Note-Book of an Explorer

      London, Chapman and Hall, London 1874 - Franz Keller. The Amazon and Madeira Rivers ( Sketches and Descriptions from the Note-Book of an Explorer. London, Chapman and Hall. Año 1874. Ilustrado con 68 xilografías illustrations on wood. Encuadernación: Necesita nueva encuadernación. Medidas: 34x 26 cm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Andanças é Viajes De Pero Tafur, Por Diversas Partes Del Mundo Avidos (sic). (1435-1439)

      Colección De Libros Españoles Raros o Curiosos., Madrid 1874 - XXVII - 620pp. en muy buen papel de hilo. Perfecto ejemplar con una elegante encuadernación, conservando las cubiertas originales, de Brugalla. A media piel con puntas. Lomos con nervios. Corte superior dorado. De la "Colección de libros españoles raros o curiosos" fue publicado por M. Jiménez de la Espada, siguiendo un manuscrito del siglo XV que no se ha conservado íntegro. Tafur embarcó en Sanlúcar de Barrameda con destino a Italia, Tierra Santa y Chipre; fue embajador de Juan II en Egipto y Constantinopla, desde donde se dirigió a Venecia, a Alemania y Flandes. El autor, de una gran agudeza en sus observaciones, amenizó el relato con numerosas tradiciones históricas y legendarias. Palau . Size: 2 Vols. En 8º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        Memoirs

      Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott & Co.,, 1874-1877. Comprising portions of his diary from 1795 to 1848. Edited by Charles Francis Adams. 12 volumes, octavo. Recent brown morocco, twin morocco labels burgundy and dark green, decoration to spines, single roll to boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Engraved frontispiece to volume 1. An excellent set handsomely bound. First editions, first printings. Adams was the son of the second President of the United States of America. He, himself served as Secretary of State before becoming the sixth President of the United States.

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        The Siege of Savannah in December, 1864, and the Confederate Operations in Georgia, and The Third Military District of South Carolina During General Sherman's March from Atlanta to the Sea

      Albany, NY: Joel Munsell Printed for the Author. 1874. First. First edition. Early three-quarter green morocco and marbled papercovered boards. Neatly and professionally rebacked, a nice, very good or better copy. Laid in is an Autograph Letter Signed to Colonel Jno. P. Nicholson in Philadelphia, sending an engraved portrait of himself (not present): "It forms one of a series of Confederate Officers engraved by Charles B. Hall of New York City" and asks further when the copy of Jones's History of Georgia in Nicholson's hand will be bound and returned to him. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND: Part First, Shipwrecked in the Air

      H.L. Shepard & Co. 1875 1874 - First American edition. Original green cloth with decorations to spine and upper cover in black and gilt. A very good copy that shows a little general wear, particularly to the spine ends, but is a generally bright and tight copy. Forty-two full page engraved plates. The whole of Verne's famous trilogy, The Mysterious Island, was translated from the French by W.H.G. Kingston and serialised from March 1874 in the St James Magazine, with the intention of the publishers Samson Low, issuing the three volumes in book form in 1875. Failure to secure copyright in America by either author or translator, meant that Shepard were able to produce this unauthorised edition in October 1874, forcing the authorised American publisher, Scribner Armstrong, to follow suit (they copyrighted the book on the same day). Thus both issues precede the British edition, and though neither is as scarce or desirable, the Shepard edition is noticeably the scarcer of the American editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Royal Order of Kalakaua I: Knight Grand Cross, Breast Star

      Paris: Kretly, 1874. Magnificent breast star of the order, 90 x 90 mm., with original silver pins and clips to the back, with maltese cross in blue and white enamel on silver and metal wreath and star, lettered in gold on the enamel "Kalakaua February 12 1874"; small chip to the blue enamel in left hand portion of the cross, otherwise in fine condition. Rare Hawaiian Royal order. Rare and splendid Hawaiian order: the Grand Officer Star of the Royal Order of Kalakaua I. The Order was instituted by King Kalakaua on 28 September 1875 to commemorate his accession to the Hawaiian throne on 12 February 1874 (the date which appears on the order). The honour could be granted to either native Hawaiians or foreigners for service to the monarch and to the kingdom; at any one time there could only be twenty living members of the Order. It existed for just seventeen years, last being conferred by Queen Liliuokalani on 1 August 1892. During that period it was awarded to a total of 49 recipients, who received an annuity along with it. Gordon Medcalf ({i Hawaiian Royal Orders}, 1963) gives details of recipients of the Order. These medals were all made for the monarchy by Kretly in Paris. The Stars had no ribbons and were worn either suspended from a sash or pinned to the chest. In February 2013 an example of the lesser Companion Cross of the Order was listed on for $11,500. A breast star, apparently the same as the present one, was sold by the specialist London auctioneers Dix Noonan Webb for £2400 (27 July 1995, lot 171, est 1500-2000). Heritage Auctions Orlando Florida catalogued an apparently identical example online, though reporting offers refused in 2011 of $13,800 and $14,000.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        The Ingoldsby Legends.

      London: Bentley 1874 - Full morocco, 9.5 inches tall. With raised bands, gilt titling, Macabre gilt centre tools and elaborate gilt tooling to the boards, dentelles and all edges. Illustrated throughout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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        The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa From 1865 to His Death

      London, England: John Murray, 1874. Two volumes. Continued by a narrative of his last moments and sufferings, obtained from his faithful servants Chuma and Susi. In two Volumes. With Portraits, maps and illustrations. (Ref. #ACC-G93).. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 6" x 9" Tall. History.

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        Set of five Coaching Scenes: Fores's Coaching Recollections

      Messrs Fores, 41 Piccadilly. January, London 1874 - Approximately 28.5 x 37 cm plate area plus margins. Engraved by H. Pappill. . The scenes are:"Pulling up to Un-Skid"; "The Olden Time"; "All Right"; "Waking Up"; "Changing Horses". These were originally published in 1843 - 1845 but due to their popularity re-published in 1874 by Fores. hand coloured aquatint engravings. Matted, framed and glazed

      [Bookseller: Randall House (ABAA)]
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        Descriptiones Terrae Sanctae. Ex saeculo VIII, IX, XII et XV. S. Willibaldus. Commemoratorium de casis Dei. Bernardus Monachus. Innominatus VII. Johannes Wirziburgensis. Innominatus VIII. La Citez de Iherusalem. Johannes Poloner.

      Leipzig, Hinrichs 1874 - Octavo. Pp. 539, (1) errata. Plus a fold-out lithograph map "Tabula geographica Marini Sanuti" bound at end. Hardcover, bound in contemporary diaper-grain half cloth and marbled boards, spine with decorated gilt morocco label and two small round paper labels, one rubbed and partly removed, old institutional bookplate and stamps to front paste-down, some annotations in a very neat contemporary hand to title and elsewhere, some browning and spotting. In about fine condition. Attractive copy, very well preserved. ~ First edition. In this book Tobler studies, edits, and prepares for publication an 8th-century manuscript by S. Willibaldus; the 9th-century Commemoratorium de casis Dei, and a manuscript by Bernardus Monachus; the 12th-century Innominatus VII and VIII, a manuscript by Johannes Wirziburgensis, and the La Citez de Iherusalem; and a 15th-century manuscript by Johannes Poloner. They are published here in the original Latin. The second part of the book is Tobler's commentary, in German. Born in 1806, Tobler studied medicine in Zurich, Vienna, and Paris. Worked as a practising physician. In 1835 he visited Palestine for the first time, and published his travelogue in "Lustreise in Morgenland". In 1845, 1857 and 1865 made further journeys to Palestine. Beside his own travelogues he edited older travel descriptions of Palestine and published a bibliography of the Palestine literature. He died in 1877. [Descriptive text Copyright Librarium, The Hague]

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        Encyclopédie d' Histoire naturelle ou Traité complet de cette science d'après les travaux des naturalistes les plus éminents de tous les pays et de toutes les époques : Buffon, D'Aubenton, Lacépède, G. Cuvier, F. Cuvier, Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Latreille, De Jussieu, Brongniart, etc.

      - P, Firmin Didot , 1874 , 9 forts vols in4° 1/2 chagrin vert, dos orné de fleurons , 7872 pp , 5900 gravures dans le texte( dont nombreuses à pleine page) , 289 planches hors texte. Tome I à VIII : 23 parties plus les tables ( 771 pp ) - T IX : 3 ème partie de l' atlas des planches soit 289 plnches ( Plantes , singes , mammifères , rongeurs , ruminants, mammifères marins, carnassiers ). Complet pour le texte et les gravures , manque les 2 premières parties de l' atlas des planches. Petit accident à un dos sans manque .

      [Bookseller: Librairie Nord Sud]
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        AVENTURAS DE FILIPINAS. ALBUM HUMORISTICO EN 30 HOJAS.

      [San Galo: Lithographed by Juan Sietz, 1874]. - Title-leaf, three text leaves, and thirty loose lithographic plates (some with two illustrations to a plate, totaling forty-three illustrations in all). Laid in a folio portfolio. Original maroon cloth, gilt pictorial cover. Portfolio dampstained. Minute foxing to plates; plates also with faint dust soiling, primarily to edges. Overall clean. Very good. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. A comic illustrated tour of the Philippines, detailing remarkable and unanticipated adventures awaiting the unwary foreign traveller. Each amusing illustration is captioned in both English and Spanish, and all depict white adventurers suffering a variety of mishaps. These mishaps run a wide gamut, from attacks by wild caribou (a bull-like animal, not to be confused with the caribou of the northern wastes) and monkeys, to squalid accommodations and swindling natives. Though intended as a humorous work, the perilous and often life- threatening situations depicted illuminate the resentment the Filipino people (sometimes illustrated outright, but often represented by the landscape and native animals) felt towards their foreign visitors. The work is divided into three sections: "Aventures de los Cazadores" (Hunting Adventures), "Aventures y Diferentes Modos de Viajar" (Adventures and Different Modes of Travel), and "Aventuras Diferentes" (Different Adventures). Quite rare. OCLC locates only five copies. The imprint, "San Galo," is curious. An exhaustive search of place names reveals no San Galo in the Philippines, Mexico, or South America, though Palau sees fit to include it in his bibliography. There is a Saint Gallen bishopric in Switzerland, though this is an unlikely place of publication. It seems likely the imprint is a ruse, which is consistent with the satirical nature of the work. The same is possibly true of the author's name. In all, an amusing and rare illustrated view of the Philippines near the end of Spanish colonial rule. PALAU 332822. PARDO DE TAVERA 2705. VINDEL 1926.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD. In Two Volumes. (First Edition in Original Cloth, the Celebrated Jerome Kern Copy Sold at Anderson Galleries in New York on January 10th, 1929)

      London: Smith, Elder, 1874. Hardy, Thomas. FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD. In Two Volumes. Twelve wood-engraved Illustrations by Helen Paterson including frontispiece. London: Smith, Elder, 1874. FIRST BOOK EDITION published in November 1874, one of an edition of 1,000 copies. 8vo. This is the Jerome Kern copy (sold Anderson Galleries, New York, 1929) later acquired by famed New York City collector Charles Auchincloss (sold Parke-Bernet, New York, 1961), bookplates of both distinguished collectors in each volume, an ideal provenance. VERY GOOD INDEED in original publisher's green diagonal fine-ribbed cloth, lettered in bright gilt with two vignettes in black on upper covers, original chocolate endpapers. Volume One has some discoloration to the upper spine, the front inner hinge has been partially re-glued, the outer hinge on the lower cover has a thin fingernail split. Volume Two has a little wear to one spine corner but is otherwise in excellent condition. This copy has not been re-cased and there has been no repair or restoration to the spine ends. For the Thomas Hardy collector, a sharp and fresh copy of FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, Hardy's first success and the seminal work which gave name to his fictional Wessex is cause for celebration; it is nearly as hard to find in acceptable original condition as his notoriously rare anonymous first novel DESPERATE REMEDIES and remains, after nearly a century, the most desired and sought after first edition of all fourteen Hardy novels. There is only one recorded inscribed first edition of Far From The Madding Crowd and precious few auction records for copies of this quality. Neatly housed in a custom clamshell box. Purdy pp. 13-18. Sadleir 1105.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good. Illus. by Helen Paterson (Allingham).

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        Far from the Madding Crowd

      London: Smith, Elder & Co.,, 1874. With Twelve Illustrations. In Two Volumes. 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. Frontispiece and 5 engravings in each volume, all by Helen Allingham (née Paterson). 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. 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.

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        Far From the Madding Crowd

      The Cornhill Magazine, January-December 1874 - The first publication of Hardy's fourth novel, serialized anonymously in twelve monthly issues in The Cornhill Magazine (January-December 1874) prior to the Smith Elder edition. Carefully extracted and bound in maroon buckram, preserving the original illustrations by Helen Paterson (twelve plates and twelve chapter header illustrations). Buckram faded at spine and endpapers lightly browned yet an extremely clean and bright copy of an extremely uncommon item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lady Anna.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1874. - A domestic saga in which a genteel and wealthy lady is abandoned by her husband, but later inherits his estate and chooses to marry a tailor who had befriended and supported her during her difficult days. Contemporary ownership signature of J. L. Merwale on the front free endpaper of vol. 1 and on the title-page of vol. 2. 2 vols, 8vo, original decorated reddish-brown cloth, gilt lettering. Sadleir, Trollope, 42; NCBEL III, 884; not in Wolff. Cloth a little rubbed; spines slightly darkened and chipped at head and feet; minor tape residue on the endpapers; very good copy, enclosed in a quarter morocco clamshell box. First English edition, preceded by the Tauchnitz edition of 1873. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop, ABAA]
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        LADY ANNA

      1874 - In Two Volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 1874. Original reddish-brown cloth decorated in black. First Edition.~A young girl, who is really a lady of high rank and great wealth, though in her youth she enjoyed none of the privileges of wealth or rank, marries a tailor who has been good to her, and whom she had loved when she was poor and neglected.~Trollope's readers were quite upset that he allowed his heroine to marry the tailor rather than the young Lord Lovel, who was in love with her; but Trollope replied "If I had not told my story well, there would have been no feeling in favour of the young lord" [quotes from his Autobiography, cited in Gerould]. Trollope wrote this tale in 1871, during the two-month passage from Liverpool to Melbourne (where the Trollopes' son was marrying); he began on the first day at sea, and every day (except one when he was sick) he wrote precisely 66 pages of manuscript, each page consisting of precisely 250 words. ~This copy is in the primary binding (there was also a similar secondary binding, plus finally two-volumes-in-one in green cloth). Condition is very good, with very faint evidence on the front covers that lending library labels must once have resided there. Both volumes still retain their original yellow-coated endpapers, each of which bears an apparently-fairly-recent bookplate (Vol I's endpaper also bears the remnants of earlier bookplates, as well as an 1880 signature). This is a tough Trollope title, one we have had in no better condition. Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 42. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        THE WILD FLOWERS OF GREAT BRITAIN (6 Volumes - Vols. 1-6)

      Journal of Horticulture & Cottage Gardener Office, London 1874 - 1874-1880, the first six volumes (of nine); 608 hand-coloured lithographic plates (93 + 94 + 88 + 87 + 126 + 120). Contemporary half polished black calf bindings with red marbled boards matching end papers and pages edges, red title label to the spine which has four raised bands with gitl and blind stamped decoration; bindings very good with a little general wear and rubbing. Contents clean and tight, single stamp to the base of each title page with handwritten number to the verso, barcodes to the rear end paper; each page of text has been numbered (neatly in contemporary hand) with these numbers referenced to the index; the plates are all very good and clean, very slightly toned, minimal spotting to the odd page. Several internal hinges have been professionally and inconspicuously repaired. A very good 'set' of voumes 1-6 inclusive. Size: 8vo (14 x 22cm) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Die deutsche Expedition an der Loango-Küste, nebst älteren Nachrichten über die zu erforschenden Länder. Nach persönlichen Erlebnissen. 2 Teile in 1 Band

      Jena, Costenoble 1874 (- 1875) - Erste Ausgabe. Kainbacher 30; Embacher 27; Henze I, 192. - Reiseschilderungen aus dem Königreich Loango, welches zwischen Äquator und Kongomündung an der Küste Westafrikas liegt. - Die auf Bastians Anregung und zunächst unter seiner Führung von der Deutschen Gesellschaft zur Erforschung Äquatorial-Afrikas ausgesandte Loango-Expedition war das erste, in großem Stil organisierte, der wissenschaftlich geographischen Forschung im Auslande gewidmete deutsche Unternehmen (Henze). - Stellenweise etwas braunfleckig, sonst sauber und gut erhalten XX, 374; XIII S., 1 Bl., 353 Seiten. Mit 1 gefalt. lith. Karte u. 3 geflat. lith. Tafeln Halbleinen der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung, marmor. Schnitt, 8° [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Asher & Adams' Arizona

      Asher & Adams, New York 1874 - Copperplate engraving with original hand-coloring. From Asher & Adams' New Columbian Rail Road Atlas and Pictorial Album of American Industry. Sheet size: 24 x 17 5/8". Inventory#: p703pmat.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        R. HOE & CO. R. HOE Y COMPANIA,. FABRICANTES MAQUINAS DE IMPRIMIR CON UNO Y DOS CILINDROS Y FORMAS GIRATORIAS PRENSAS CON PRIVILEGIO DE ADAMS. PRENSAS DE MANO DE WASHINGTON Y DE SMITH MAQUINAS DE DAR TINTA, ETC. TIENEN SIEMPRE A MANO TODO LO RELATIVO AL ARTE DE IMPRIMIE EN TIPOS, PLANCHAS DE COBRE Y LITOGRAFIA Y VENDEN UTILES DE ENCUADERNACION. SIERRAS DE ACERO MAQUINAS DE VAPOR; TODO GENTRO DE MAQUINARIA; INSTRUMENTOS Y APARATOS DE HIERRO, BRONCE, ETC., ETC

      New York and London: R. Hoe & Co, 1874. original embossed cloth recased with original spine covering laid down. Hoe, Robert. 4to. original embossed cloth recased with original spine covering laid down. 85+(1) pages. Not in either the ATF Catalogue or the Wing Catalogue and no copies sited by WorldCat. Address is given as Calles de Grand, Broome, Sheriff, Columbia y Gold. Filled with illustrations of equipment, presses, etc. Hoe also issued an English language catalogue in 1873 but this spanish language catalogue is organized differently. The printer of this catalogue is given as Wynkoop & & Hallenbeck of Fulton, New York. Wear at tips.

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        HISTORY OF TEXAS, FROM ITS DISCOVERY AND SETTLEMENT WITH A DESCRIPTION OF ITS PRINCIPAL CITIES AND COUNTIES, AND THE AGRICULTURAL, MINERAL, AND MATERIAL RESOURCES OF THE STATE.

      United States Publishing Company, New York 1874 - 8vo., (ii), viii, 591 pp., with 8 pages of advertisements. Includes a hand colored fold-out map. Publisher's blind-tolled brown cloth, with title on spine and Texas Lonestar on front board in gilt. Author's inscription on front free end paper, and previous owner's notes on the next blank page. Additional notes at one time stapled to 4 of the adverts, now laid in. One small closed tear to the map. A Near Fine copy housed in a new clamshell box. This is a PRESENTATION copy from J. M. Morphis to S. S. Cox, congressman from Ohio and author of many books, including A BUCKEYE ABROAD. The laid in notes are written on stationary from the Raymond House hotel, Austin, Texas, and are dated 1877. They contain Cox's notes on a 1877 trip to France and Italy. The inscription reads: "Presented to Hon. S. S. Cox with the compliments of the author. J M Morphis. Austin, April 18th a.d. 1877". A handsome copy with the maps and advertisements intact. HOWES M817. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Alpine Plants: - figures and descriptions of some of the most striking and beautiful of the alpine flowers.

      George Bell & Sons, London, 1874 - 2 vols. bound in one. 2nd ed. of Series 1 and 1st ed. of Series 2. Small 4to, xii, 152 and i, 140pp + 108 coloured plates. Modern decorated quarter maroon leather retaining orig. green boards and e.p.s's. Very fine and clean throughout. The plates are particularly fine, printed in upwards of six colours, with some hand colouring. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L’Annam et Le Cambodge. Voyages et notices historiques accompagnés d’une carte géographique.

      Paris, Victor Palmé, Libraire-Éditeur, 1874 - in-8° ; (2)-544 pp.-1 gde carte h.-t. repl. in-fine, demi-chagrin noir, dos à nerfs chiffré en pied, titre or, qq. rousseurs sans gravité, première couv. imp. cons. rel. post., bel exemplaire. Brébion, p. 293. Cordier, Indosinica II, 1533. Manque à Bruguier, Biblio. du Cambodge ancien. Premier voyage de l’auteur de 1848 à 1856, suivi d’un précis historique et géographique. Second voyage de 1867 à 1874. Le précurseur de Mouhot et de Garnier. First edidition. Scarce. Good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Heart Of Africa. Three Years’ Travels And Adventures In The Unexplored Regions Of Central Africa From 1868 To 1871 Translated By Ellen E.Frewer. With An Introduction By Winwood Reade.

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1874. - 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xvi, 559; x, 521 + 6(ads). 2 lithographed maps (1 folding). 26 plates (incl. 2 frontis. & 1 in colour) & numerous text illus. engraved by J.D.Cooper. A nice tight copy in original cloth (a few marks to cloth). First American Edition of the German botanist’s account of his important scientific expedition to the interior of Sudan and the Congo in 1868-71, with which he was entrusted by the Humboldt-Stiflung of Berlin. Starting at Khartoum, he ascended the White Nile to Bahr-el-Ghazal, then with a partly of ivory dealers, proceeded through the regions inhabited by the Diur (Dyoor), Dinka, Bongo and Niam-Niam. He next entered the country of the Mangbettu (Monbuttu), and discovered the Uele (Welle) River on March 19, 1870, which he incorrectly believed to belong to the Chad system – years later it was proven to connect to the Congo. Schweinfürth added considerably to the knowledge of the flora, fauna, and tribes of Central Africa. He provided details respecting the cannibalistic practices of the Mangbettu, and discovered the pygmy Akka tribe. cfGay 2568. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Pléiades.

      Jos. Müller & Cie, Stockholm 1874 - 412 pp. 12mo. Three quarter calf over marbled boards, five raised bands ruled in gilt, morocco lettering piece, five compartments with gilt flowers and decorations, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers. Hardback. The most important novel by Gobineau (1816-1882) whose later work is often overshadowed by his "Essau sur l'inegalitie des races humaines," written twenty years earlier. "Shows a debt to Stendhal (whom Gobineau, like Balzac, appreciated when few other critics did)" Harvey & Haseltine, p. 313. With the rise fascism and racial theories, and a look towards a mythological past, a Gobineau revival occurred in France between the two world wars. Cocteau wrote "Ce roman sublime enseigne que le destin travaille dans une zone où nos signes d'intelligence cessent de signifier;" but Roman Rolland added the caution that in Count de Gobineau we see the "same avowed scorn for progress, for liberalism, for that 'humanitarian opium,' for democratic ideals -the same tragic and haughty vision of the struggle of the races- the same voluntary selection of absolute power in the State and Church, here below and in heaven above." (For a complete discussion see "Nineteenth-Century French Fiction Writers: Naturalism and Beyond, 1860-1900. Ed. Catharine Savage Brosman in Dictionary of Literary Biography Vol. 123). "Trés recherché," Clouzot, "Guide du bibliophile français : bibliographie pratique des ?uvres littéraires françaises du XIXe siècle." Carteret I, p. 346. Clouzot (Nouv.ed.) p. 134. A very good copy, spine and boards rubbed, owner's bookplate on front pastedown, scattered foxing, heavier to blanks and first and last few leaves. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE FUR COUNTRY

      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]

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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

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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]

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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. .

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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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        THE GRIZZLY GIANT.

      [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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        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.

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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. .

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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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        THE TEN LITTLE MULLIGAN GUARDS

      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]

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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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