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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]

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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]

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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]

      [Bookseller: Buch & Kunst Antiquariat Flotow GmbH]
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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]

      [Bookseller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB)]
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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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        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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        The Fur Country. Or Seventy Degrees North Latitude, Translated from the French by N.d'Anvers. With One Hundred Illustrations.

      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company. [1873] 1874 - FIRST EDITION: A very fresh copy, printed November 1873 with typical practice of a post-dated (1874) title page. Octavo, pp.334 illustrated with steel engravings. Bound in original pebble-grained green pictorial cloth embossed in blind, gilt and black, dark brown endpapers. There were four variant colours of cloth. A small amount of trivial wear to cloth at head of spine. Neat owner's inscription to front free end paper and again to title page. This is possibly the first printing in English, as the London edition was also issued in that month. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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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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        THE FUR COUNTRY

      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 LAST INCA or The Story of Tupac Amâru

      Tinsley Brothers 1874 - First edition. Three volumes. Original green cloth with gilt titles to spine and black border to covers. Author's presentation copy, inscribed to the title page of volume I, "Mr. T.A. Hamond from the author" A very good set indeed with just minor wear to the spine ends and joints An historical novel set in the time of the Spanish war against the Incas. Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Locke: A Spectrum of Fantasy , p. 10 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; 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 e.ps., 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]

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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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