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        The Religion of Israel to the Fall of the Jewish State / by A. Kuenen ; Translated from the Dutch by Alfred Heath May - [Complete in 3 Volumes]

      London : Williams And Norgate [1874-75], 1874. 1st Edition. Subject: Judaism - History - To 70 A. D.. Jews - Religion. Series: Theological translation fund library ; v.3-4 & 7. Bibliography: vol. 3, p. 326-330. Translation of: Godsdienst van Israe¨l tot den ondergang van den joodschen staat. Publisher's device on t. P. Inst. Stamp to the title. Finely bound all in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt-blocked title and volume indications. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans &c. On request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Far From the Madding Crowd

      Henry Holt and Company, 1874-01-01. Hardcover. Good. FIRST EDITION. New York: Henry Holt & Company Publishers, 1874. 474 pp with ads in red on endpapers and paste downs. Tan cloth with black lettering. First American edition, first printing. (Ads dated November 17th, 1874 on front paste down, signifying the first state. Preceded by British magazine and book appearances.)Condition: About Good condition hardcover. Clean pages. Head and tail cloth chipped and torn, exposing binding. Light staining to covers; a bit of bubbling to cloth at front. Former owner's name on front end paper. Hinge starting at first page of text. Tape damage to front paste down. A bit of staining and light creasing to pages, a few dog-ears. A solid copy.The very first American appearance of a great 19th Century novel, with a few British reviews and one American review in the ads at the rear.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        A Roving Commission

      This is Churchill's extremely popular autobiography, covering the years from his birth in 1874 to his first few years in Parliament.  Published in England as My Early Life, this is one of the few Churchill first editions for which the U.S. edition bears a different title than the British.  Jacketed copies are extremely scarce.  Even decent unjacketed copies are unusual.  The red-orange cloth binding proved highly susceptible to fading and soiling and the fragile dust jacket proved highly vulnerable to wear and severe fading of the orange color, particularly on the jacket spine.  Here is a very good copy in a good plus first printing dust jacket. The red-orange binding retains vivid, entirely unfaded color and bright gilt with no fading whatsoever to the spine. The coarse cloth binding is clean, tight, and square.  The exterior flaw that prevents this from being a fine copy is a .375 inch closed tear (previously repaired) at the spine head.  The contents are clean with no spotting and no previous ownership marks of any kind. The Scribner's "A" on the copyright page confirms a first edition, first printing.  The dust jacket is unclipped, still bearing the $3.50 price and the orange spine panel is only slightly sunned, retaining strong orange color.  The jacket shows only light overall soiling.  There is chipping along the top and bottom edges to a maximum depth of .75 inch and light scuffing to the front face.  The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A91.2.a, Woods/ICS A37(b.1), Langworth p. 134.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Meridiana,or Adventures in South Africa. The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa

      New York, Scribner, Armstrong and Co. 1874, 1874. FIRST AUTHORIZED US EDITION, FIRST STATE. 8vo. 232pp. plus one page of ads. 48 illustrations. Advertisements for "Journey to the Moon" and "Journey to the Centre of The Earth" on verso of title page as called for. Very good in publisher's embossed green cloth. Gilt decorated titles to spine and upper. Slight wear to extremities and a little bumping to head and tail of the spine. Yellow endpapers.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Album de Fotografias del Decorado. Sala de Espectàculos del Teatro Novedades Tiene una Cabida no Baja de 2500 Espectadores.

      - Presentation of 59 mounted photographs (plates numbered 1 through 60; no. 27 missing), all original prints, documenting exquisitely realized stage designs for theatrical productions at the Teatro Novedades in Barcelona between (ca.) 1874 and 1918, each plate identifying the play, act and scene depicted along with a brief text characterizing the image and a diagram revealing the placement of scrims, backdrops and structures employed to achieve the effect. Painstakingly laid out and lettered by hand in a highly distinctive script with a lavishly decorated and gilt title page, this album may be the maquette for an unpublished book on scenography. Minor spotting and age-darkening throughout not affecting text or images. Oblong sm. folio. Pages with punch holes for two-ring binding, offered loose in boards portfolio. N.p. (Barcelona?) N.d. (ca. 1920). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
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        Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of New Zealand

      London,: E.W. Janson,, 1874.. Quarto, with three lithograph plates; a fine copy in the original cloth-backed printed green boards. This study of the butterflies and moths of New Zealand, made as part of the scientific surveys during the voyage of the Erebus and Terror, was issued separately, but also formed part of the general publication of The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Erebus and Terror, as indicated on the front wrapper: publication of the full series took over thirty years. The lithographs were printed by Hullmandel.Bagnall, 840.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Quartorze Ans aux Iles Sandwich

      Paris,: Libraire Hachette & Cie.,, 1874.. Two parts in one volume, two folding engraved maps; original yellow wrappers bound in, three quarter green morocco, light foxing but a very good copy. First edition of the account by Charles Victor Crosnier de Varigny (1829 1899) on the years he spent on the Hawaiian Archipel. De Varigny writes about the history of Hawaii. In the second part of the present work he elaborates on the recent history, extended with his own experiences in politics. Because De Varigny had been a minister in the Hawaiian government for several years he had access to the state archives, an important source for his account. He writes in his preface: "C'est assez dire que je ne me suis appuyÇ que sur des documents authentiques. La ou ils m'ont manque, j'ai du faire appel aux recits personnels, aux traditions de famille et surtout aux vieux chants indigenes, recueil inepuisable et varie qui commence malheureusement a disparaitre." For example, in the first chapter De Varigny narrates of the famous voyage of Captain James Cook to the isle of Hawaii, where the well-known sailor died in 1779. De Varigny gives an example here of a native Hawaiian legend on this event. He prefers this version to the English account by Ledyard, as being more authentic and original.Paul Markham Kahn Collection (State-Archives of Hawaii) 4/157; not in Hill.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Culture lucrative de la Truffe par le reboisement

      - Paris, Librairie de la société des gens de lettres, 1874. In-12 broché, couverture imprimée, XII f., 268 p., 1 f Couverture restaurée.Editon originale rarissime. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Philippe Lucas Livres Anciens]
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        Pedigrees of Yorkshire Families: complete in two volumes: 1: West Riding; 2: North and East Riding Authenticated by the members of each family.

      London:: W. Wilfred Head,, 1874.. First edition.. Hardcover. Very Good+. Vol I: [xvi], followed by more than 130 pedigrees, most in the form of large foldout sheets, each with their arms, and in four cases with the coat of arms also reproduced finely on a separate page (no colour). The Calverly pedigree is present only in facsimile, laid in; the Howard pedigrees fit in a pocket inside the back cover. Foldouts in very good clean order: some inner corners are bent at the tip, and a few are darkened at the edge where this has been exposed. A very few bear a previous owner's unobtrusive notes or marks. With the original yellow endpapers, reinforced at the hinges, and with the armorial bookplate of George Dixon, the first owner. /// Vol II: [xii], followed by more than 90 pedigrees, most in the form of large foldout sheets, each with their arms, and in three cases with the coat of arms also reproduced finely on a separate page (no colour). The Favell and Willoughby pedigrees appear to be lacking, and the Cholmeley, Constable and Strangewayes pedigrees are present only in facsimile, laid in. The Constable has a faint stain from sellotape formerly used to join two sheets. The Rudston-Read pedigree is supplemented by an extensive 1968 addendum in pencil on a separate sheet, laid in. /// Large quarto, in the original bindings of green cloth over bevelled boards, titled in gilt. Refurbished, clean and firm, gilt a little dull. A very nice set. [EXTRA Heavy Item]

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        My Early Life

      This is the British first edition, first printing, first state of Churchill's extremely popular autobiography, covering the years from his birth in 1874 to his first few years in Parliament.  The plum colored binding of this edition proved especially susceptible to fading, soiling, and wear; nearly all copies are considerably spine faded.  Moreover, the contents are susceptible to heavy spotting and the binding is often cocked.  This helps explain why so many first editions of this book have been torn apart and rebound. Finding superior copies in unrestored, original bindings is increasingly challenging.  Here is one in very good plus condition.  First state of the first printing is confirmed by the presence of only 11 Churchill titles listed on the half-title verso.  This binding is smooth cloth with five lines on the front cover. (Note that the first edition, first printing is characterized by variations including both smooth and coarse cloth bindings, with either three or five line titles on the front cover.)  The plum cloth binding is square and tight, retaining sharp corners and showing only trivial hints of soiling and wear.  Spine presentation is notable for the edition.  The spine remains nicely rounded with bright gilt and only mild sunning.  The contents remain atypically bright and clean for the edition.  We find no internal spotting.  The sole previous ownership mark we find is an inked previous owner name and street address on the first free endpaper.  The title page and dedication page leaves remain uncut.  Modest spotting is confined to the page edges, with light dust soiling to the top edge.  The book is protected in a removable, clear mylar cover.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A91.1.b, Woods/ICS A37(aa), Langworth p.131.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Typed Copy Letter Signed, 4to on 2 separate pages, n.p., Sept. 6, 1948

      This letter is a signed copy of a Typed Letter Cukor wrote to long time friend Elsa Schroeder about his trip to France, meeting with author W. Somerset Maugham regarding a possible film project based on the story of Sapho for Greta Garbo and finances during his trip. Cukor begins asking his correspondent about news of his home, "you know, about the dogs and how everything was looking at the house...." He continues with a report of his expenses and difficulties of using the franc. "So I didn't use the Letter of Credit...I borrowed 200,000 francs (don't faint that's only about $600) from M.G.M. Paris Office promising to repay them in francs...which indeed I did...I also paid for a car and chauffeur which I was in the south of France. Then I engaged a car...to make the three day tour from Cap Ferrat to Paris...I bought myself some socks and sweater and ties, etc...Michael Pearman was with me and has kept an itemized account of my expenditures - tips, cables...." He continues with a discussion of meeting the British author, W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965). "Actually I accomplished some very important work with Maugham. One of the stories we considered for Garbo is 'Sapho' by Daudet - Maugham very kindly read the script and I had two very long meetings with him; he made brilliant and practical suggestions for the treatment of the story...When in Paris at Walter Wanger's request, I had long conferences with Agents. Writers, Actors' agents, etc. and made very important contacts and actually spent a good deal of time on the Garbo-Wanger proposition...I go into all this...because I do think a good deal of the...trip can be deducted as legitimate business expense...." He signs, "George."

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        My Early Life

      This is the British first edition, first printing, first state of Churchill's extremely popular autobiography, covering the years from his birth in 1874 to his first few years in Parliament.  The plum colored binding of this edition proved especially susceptible to fading, soiling, and wear; nearly all copies are considerably spine faded.  Moreover, the contents are susceptible to heavy spotting and the binding is often cocked.  This helps explain why so many first editions of this book have been torn apart and rebound. Finding superior copies in unrestored, original bindings is increasingly challenging.  Here is one in very good plus condition.  First state of the first printing is confirmed by the presence of only 11 Churchill titles listed on the half-title verso.  This binding is smooth cloth with five lines on the front cover. (Note that the first edition, first printing is characterized by variations including both smooth and coarse cloth bindings, with either three or five line titles on the front cover.)  The plum cloth binding is square and tight, retaining sharp corners and showing only trivial hints of soiling and wear.  Spine presentation is notable for the edition.  The spine remains nicely rounded with bright gilt and only mild sunning.  The contents remain atypically bright and clean for the edition.  We find no internal spotting.  The sole previous ownership mark we find is an inked previous owner name and street address on the first free endpaper.  The title page and dedication page leaves remain uncut.  Modest spotting is confined to the page edges, with light dust soiling to the top edge.  The book is protected in a removable, clear mylar cover.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A91.1.b, Woods/ICS A37(aa), Langworth p.131.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        The Ashanti War. A Narrative prepared from the Official Documents by Permission of Major-General Sir Garnet Wolseley. With Maps and Plans by Harry Cooper. THE BRACKENBURY FAMILY COPY

      2 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with a folding facsimile on blue stock and a double-page map as frontispieces, a folding map and a double-page map, and two large folding maps (one coloured in outline) in pocket at rear of second volume, some very mild occasional foxing, fore-edges dusty; original decorative cloth blocked in blind, gilt backs, uncut, covers moderately soiled (boards to volume two stained with black ink), volume one neatly rebacked with original backstrip (faded) laid down else a good, firm, sound copy of a work scarce in any condition. This volume bears the neat contemporary signature of 'Frank Cooper' and the following holograph inscription: 'Maps drawn by my brother Harry, who was with Colonel Colley as Adjutant of Transport. Col. Colley, afterwards Sir G[eorge]. Pomeroy Colley, was killed in the fatal action of Majuba Hill in Natal fighting against the Boers'.Henry Brackenbury was Assistant Military Secretary to Wolseley; Cooper (as stated correctly above) was sometime Adjutant of Transport during the campaign. The official records were placed by Wolseley at Brackenbury's disposal 'without reservation' and augmented by the latter's private journal which he kept whilst serving at headquarters. The account of Captain Glover's expedition is taken entirely from letters between Wolseley and himself. The missions of Captains Butler and Dalrymple are described from their own letters. Frank Cooper's signature is dated 1874; the Battle of Majuba Hill took place on 27th February 1881 during the First South African War (this action was, incidentally, the last occasion on which British regimental colours were carried into battle). It would seem, therefore, that this was originally Frank Cooper's copy (until at least 1881) which then passed into the Brackenbury family.It was then in the library of Major-General Charles Booth Brackenbury (1831-1890) and bears his signature on the half-title of the second volume. The author's elder brother, he spent his career in the Royal Artillery culminating in his appointment as Director of Artillery Studies at Woolwich, from which position no-one did more to spread sound ideas throughout the service on tactical changes demanded by the advancement in weapons technology.On Charles's death this copy passed to his youngest son, Hereward Irenius Brackenbury and bears his engraved armorial bookplate on front paste-down of first volume. Hereward Brackenbury was a talented engineer and director of the prominent defence contractor Hawthorn Leslie & Co.The Brackenbury family was well represented in nearly all the British wars of the nineteenth century.THIS IS AN IMPORTANT AND DESIRABLE FAMILY COPY SHOWING MULTIPLE ASSOCIATIONS WITH THE AUTHOR OF A CLASSIC VICTORIAN CAMPAIGN MEMOIR.

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        Alpine Plants Figures And Descriptions Of Some Of The Most Striking And Beautiful Of The Alpine Flowers [First & Second Series]

      George Bell & Sons , 1874 . mixed edition. . Hardback . Decorated coth gilt, VG. 2 volumes, xii+152pp, iv+140pp, total of 108 chromolithographic plates, [54 to each volume] index, edges of cloth rubbed, gilt decoration in nice condition, plates in very fine & bright condition, all plain paper guards present, Bookplate & bold signature of Isabella Lyle Smyth on the endpapers, a nice set. An attractive series of plates of Alpine flowers.

      [Bookseller: Eastleach Books]
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        Bibliographie romantique. - Lettre inédite de Philothée O'Neddy. - Catalogue d'une belle et nombreuse collection de livres de l'Ecole Romantique. - Catalogue d'une jolie collection de livres.de l'Ecole Romantique - Catalogue raisonné d'ouvrages mo

      P. Rouquette ; P. Rouquette ; Auguste Aubry ; J. Baur ; A. Laporte, Paris - 1874, [XXXII]-334 pp. ; 1875, 16 pp. ; 1871, [VII]-64 pp. ; 1874, 67 pp. ; 1874, 60 pp. ; 5 ouvrages reliés en un volume in-8° (22 x 14 cm), demi-chagrin bleu, dos lisse orné, tranche supérieure rouge, couvertures conservées. Ex-libris de F. A. Drujon. "Bibliographie romantique" : Catalogue anecdotique et pittoresque des éditions originales des oeuvres de Victor Hugo, Alfred de Vigny, Prosper Mérimée, Alexandre Dumas, Jules Janin, Théophile Gautier, Pétrus Borel, etc., etc. Troisième édition, augmentée d'un appendice et de tables. Eau-forte de Bracquemond. Couverture détachée, quelques pâles rousseurs. "Lettre inédite de Philothée O'Neddy" : Sur le groupe littéraire romantique dit des Bousingos (Théophile Gautier, Gérard de Nerval, Pétrus Borel, Bouchardy, Alphonse Brot, etc.). Rarissime édition originale tirée à 110 exemplaires, celui-ci un des 100 sur vergé (après 10 sur Chine). Couverture un peu brunie, papier frais. Les 3 catalogues reliés à la suite sont en bon état, l'un d'eux à les prix notés. Reliure frottée, dos décoloré (vert). Bon ensemble [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ad hoc Art]
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        THE THREE CLERKS

      1874. A Novel. In Three Volumes. London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1858. Bound in full brown straight-grained morocco. First Edition of Trollope's sixth book, immediately following THE WARDEN (1855) and BARCHESTER TOWERS (1857). Three civil servants (one of them modeled after junior post office clerk Anthony Trollope himself) pursue three daughters of a clergyman's widow... About this novel Trollope later wrote in his Autobiography,~It was certainly the best novel I had yet written... [It] contains the first well-described love-scene that I ever wrote. The passage in which Kate Woodward, thinking that she will die, tries to take leave of the lad she loves, still brings tears to my eyes when I read it.~When THE THREE CLERKS initially came out in late 1857 (dated 1858), it was issued both in boards-and-labels and in purple-grey cloth; we have never seen the book in either of these original bindings. This copy is rebound by Zaehnsdorf in full brown straight-grained morocco with marbled endpapers; the book was originally issued without half-titles or ad catalogues, so nothing was left out in the rebinding. Other than a few very minor scuffs, this is a fine set of a particularly elusive Trollope first. Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 6.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Oeuvres De Rabelais; Precedees De Sa Biographie et D'une Disertation Sur La Prononciation Du Francais Au XVIe Siece, et Accompagnees De Notes Explicatives Du Texte

      San Remo: Chez J. Gay et Fills, Editeurs, 1874. In three volumes, #139/478 copies on Hollande, portrait frontispiece of Rabelais, Much of this work has been taken from original manuscripts housed in the National Library. A fine set, handsomely bound by V. Champs in 3/4 red morocco over marbled paper covered boards with matching endpapers, raised bands, spine lettering and top edges gilt, original printed green wrappers bound in. A superb set.. LIMITED EDITION. Small Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Autograph Letter Signed

      Hawksfold, Fernhurst, Haslemere: Not published, 1874. One page letter entirely in the hand of and signed by English architect Anthony Salvin. Dated August 24th, 1874, it reads "Dear Sir, with reference to you inquiry about Cholmondeley Castle. I believe the additions were made from designs by Sir Robert Smirke. I am dear sir, yours truly [signed] A. Salvin." Smirke added towers for 2nd Marquess of Cholmondeley in 1829. Although written, it is unclear who Salvin is replying to in this letter. Included is an undated two-page manuscript note, quite possibly written by Salvin (it apears to be signed "Salvin" at end) in 1849; the difference of 25 years would explain the moderate difference in handwriting which shows much similarity. This note appears to be a dedication for the completion of St. Mary's, started 1842. This is a mock-Gothic chapel near Arley Hall in Cheshire and built for Rowland E. Egerton-Warburton (1804-1891). Included is a mid-19th century engraving of St. Mary's. Salvin came from a Durham family, and went to London, where he became a pupil of John Nash. He then started his own practice which lasted for some 60 years. He became an expert on medieval fortifications, building and/or altering over 73 country houses. He did much restoration work on many castles including Windsor Castle and the Jewel House at the Tower of London. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1836, became vice-president in 1839, and in 1863 the Institue conferred its gold medal on him. Autograph, Manuscript.. Signed. No edition. Unbound. Very good+ condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        ADVENTURES IN THE LAND OF THE BEHEMOTH

      1874. Fully Illustrated by Ferat. Boston: Henry L. Shepard & Co., 1874. Original terra-cotta cloth decorated in gilt and black. First American Edition (pirated by Shepard), published on the same day as Scribner Armstrong's authorized American edition titled MERIDIANA. This tale of African adventure was initially published in France in 1872, as AVENTURES DE TROIS RUSSES ET DE TROIS ANGLAIS DANS L'AFRIQUE AUSTRALE, and then near the end of that year Sampson Low's British edition came out, titled MERIDIANA: "The Adven­tures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa" (note the inversion of the nationalities); some of these copies were imported into the U. S. with a Scribner, Welford & Armstrong title page dated 1873. Scribner Armstrong's edition came out on May 23, 1874, the same day as this pirated edition by Shepard. Shepard's has the much more attractive binding of the two (with open-mouthed hippo on both the front cover and spine), but has an altered translation and less-than-sharp illustrations. Scribner Armstrong would counter with a cheaper version of the book, complete with a cautionary note to the public about buying "pirated" editions of Verne's works.~This copy is in terra-cotta cloth; others are in green or red-orange (no priority). This copy stands 8-1/8 inches tall, and the cloth has a very faint diagonal grain; other copies stand 7-5/8 inches tall, and have a pronounced horizontal grain. The taller copies seem to have blank space added (front cover margins, midway down the spine), so it is possible that the smaller copies may have been "primary." This is a bright copy, near-fine with minor wear at the delicate spine ends. See Taves & Michaluk V009.

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        A Roving Commission

      This is Churchill's extremely popular autobiography, covering the years from his birth in 1874 to his first few years in Parliament. Published in England as My Early Life, this is one of the few Churchill first editions for which the U.S. edition bears a different title than the British. Jacketed copies are extremely scarce.  Even decent unjacketed copies are unusual. The red-orange cloth binding proved highly susceptible to fading and soiling and the fragile dust jacket proved highly vulnerable to wear and severe fading of the orange color, particularly on the jacket spine.  Here is a first edition, first printing in the first printing dust jacket.  Condition is very good minus in a fair jacket.  The red-orange binding remains clean and square with sharp corners.  The vivid color remains unfaded apart from a small strip at the spine head and 1.75 inch portion of the lower spine corresponding to dust jacket losses. While these two instances of sunning prevent this copy from being fine, they do confirm that this book has spent its life with this jacket.  The contents are clean with no spotting.  The Scribner's "A" on the copyright page confirms a first edition, first printing.  The sole previous ownership mark is a lovely inked gift inscription on the ffep from the year of publication: "Dec 13th. 1930. Washington D.C."  The rear ffep and pastedown bear 8 small spots of glue residue and remnant print where it appears that a clipped newsprint article may have been previously affixed.  The dust jacket is unclipped, still bearing the $3.50 price and the front face remains notably bright, but the jacket does show significant wear and losses, as well as the usual toning of the spine.  There is an irregular 1.75 inch loss at the base of the spine, minor losses at the spine head, and chipping to both edges of the rear face as well as the front hinge.  Old cello tape reinforcement that we have not attempted to remove was applied to the entire top and bottom edges.  The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A91.2.a, Woods/ICS A37(b.1), Langworth p. 134.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Geer’s Hartford City Directory for 1874-75

      Elihu Geer, Hartford, 1874. (Mark Twain) Geer’s Hartford City Directory for 1874-75. With listing for : S. Clemens, author, h. Forest on page 49. A wonderful Twain ephemera item. Publisher: Elihu Geer, Hartford, 1874. Printed paper over boards with quarter leather spine. Binding solid and tight but with toning, some edge staining and edge wear. Contents exceptionally clean including pages 161 through 224 ads printed on multi-colored paper. Total pages are 313. A very scarce Twain item. Inventory #10-336.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        THE FUR COUNTRY

      1874. 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.

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        St. Nicholas: For Boys and Girls. November 1874 - October 1897, November 1902 - October 1904

      New York: Scribner & Co.. 1874. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition. Hardcover. A nearly complete run of St. Nicholas magazine from November 1874 - October 1879. Included: Vol. II; Vol. III nos. 1 & 2; Vol. IV; Vol. V nos. 1&2; Vol. VI nos. 1& 2; Vol. VII; Vol. VIII pts. 1 & 2; Vol. IX pt. 2; Vol. X pts. 1 & 2; Vol. XI pts. 1 & 2; Vol. XII pts. 1 & 2; Vol. XIV pts. 1 & 2; vol. XV pts. 1 & 2; 1889 pts. 1 & 2; 1890 pts. 1 & 2; 1891 pts. 1 & 2; 1892 pts. 1 & 2; Vol. XX; Vol. XXI; Vol. XXII; Vol. XXIII pts. 1 & 2; 1897 pts. 1 & 2; Vol XXX pts. 1 & 2; Vol. XXXI pts. 1 & 2. Volumes II-XV are brown half leather, gilt titles, pebbled cloth; Volumes 1889-1892, 1897 are red decorative cloth, gilt titles; Volumes XX- XXIII are black half leather, gilt titles, pebbled cloth. Volumes XXX-XXI are red half-leather, gilt titles. Overall Good-Very Good, some hinges split, general rubbing with occasional light peeling, mild shelfwear, occasional marks to endpapers.

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        A Roving Commission

      This is Churchill's extremely popular autobiography, covering the years from his birth in 1874 to his first few years in Parliament. Published in England as My Early Life, this is one of the few Churchill first editions for which the U.S. edition bears a different title than the British. Jacketed copies are extremely scarce.  Even decent unjacketed copies are unusual. The red-orange cloth binding proved highly susceptible to fading and soiling and the fragile dust jacket proved highly vulnerable to wear and severe fading of the orange color, particularly on the jacket spine.  Offered here is an especially fine copy in a very good plus first printing dust jacket.  The red-orange binding retains vivid, entirely unfaded color and bright gilt.  Notably, there is absolutely no fading whatsoever to the spine.  The coarse cloth binding is tight, square, and remarkably clean with virtually no wear or soiling, sharp corners, and bright gilt.  The contents are as crisp and bright as any we have seen.  Even the page edges, including the untrimmed fore edge, remain bright with no age-toning, soiling, or spotting.  The Scribner's "A" on the copyright page confirms a first edition, first printing.  The same previous owner name from the year of publication is inked three times within - on the front pastedown, the half-title, and the blank verso of the frontispiece.  It is dated "December 25, 1930" (publication was in October 1930) in the half-title gift inscription.  The dust jacket is unusually clean and unclipped, still bearing the original $3.50 price on the front flap.  Most notable, the spine retains a bright orange panel with only a barely discernible hint of sunning and light scuffing.  The only loss is a .625 x .5 inch triangular chip at the upper front hinge.  The jacket is crisp apart from a .375 inch strip across the top edge where it was evidently once misfolded and wrinkled.  A plausible explanation is that the book was carelessly shelved with the dust jacket protruding from the top of the book.  Apart from the top edge wear, this is a stunning example of the first printing dust jacket.  The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A91.2.b, Woods/ICS A37(b.2), Langworth p. 134.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

      London. George Bell and Sons. 1874. Handsomely bound in full tri-gilt ruled polished calfskin. Gilt ruled spine compartments with most elaborate gilt tooled motifs.Gilt tooled raised bands. Red and green gilt titled morocco labels. Extremely ornate gilt-tooled turn-ins. top edges gilded. 12mo. 4.5" x 6.75". The Aldine Edition. Illustrated by a Frontis engraving. Very mild rubbing to extremities.Tips a bit darkened A Fine, gloriously bound set.

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        Chopped Up Niggers

      New York: McLoughlin, 1874. This set is complete with two puzzles (each with all their pieces), box, and picture guide for one of the puzzles (the box top illustration is the picture guide for the other). Puzzle pieces are in nice shape with some light soiling. Picture guide has some old tape on reverse. Box shows some wear and soiling but the top illustration and lettering is bright and colorful. Pencil gift inscription under box lid. This jigsaw puzzle set has been characterized as "the earliest and most racist" children's toy published in the United States. There were apparently two different puzzle sets in the series; the other set-though also extremely hard to find complete-is slightly less scarce.. Game. Very Good. Illus. by Unlisted.

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        Season Ticket for the 1874 Alert Base Ball Club of Carbondale, Pennsylvania

      1874. Small, approximately 3.25" x 1.75". A season pass issued to P.C. Gritman, and printed on stiff yellow stock. Slight paper remnants on the verso where it was affixed in an album. Gritman served in the Pennsylvania legislature. A nice, attractive, and early piece. .

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        The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Poe, Edgar Allan & [editor] Ingram, John H

      Adam and Charles Black. Hardcover. Good. No dust jacket as issued. Blue cover, intricate embossed gilt, black spine also embossed, wear to edges and corners esp. at hinges, spine and front edge of all vols, clean text, price notation in pencil on FFEP of vol 1, improper printer's cut on... 4 volume set. Includes: illustrations, index. vol 1: Tales-Grotesque, vol 2: Tales-Arabesque, vol 3: Poems & Essays, vol 4: Criticisms and Index . Good. 1874.

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        FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD

      1874. [in the original cloth] With Twelve Illustrations. In Two Volumes. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1874. Original green cloth decorated in black and gilt. First Edition of Hardy's fourth novel -- and his first novel that is still widely read today; his prior three novels (DESPERATE REMEDIES, UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE and A PAIR OF BLUE EYES) have been labeled by some (such as Stewart) as Hardy's "apprentice pieces." This tale of Bathsheba Everdene and Gabriel Oak includes events such as illegitimacy, murder and insanity -- themes Hardy would develop further until, by the time of TESS and JUDE, he would be so far ahead of his time that he would cease writing novels for the last 32 years of his life.~ FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD was serialized anonymously in The Cornhill Magazine from January through December 1874; its editor, Leslie Stephen (father of Virginia Woolf), had admired UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE and asked Hardy if he would write something for The Cornhill. Each Cornhill part included an illustration by Helen Paterson (who partway through serialization married the poet William Allingham). Years later, Hardy wrote to Edmund Gosse,~The illustrator of Far From the Madding Crowd began as a charming young lady, Miss Helen Paterson, and ended as a married woman, -- charms unknown -- wife of Allingham the poet. I have never set eyes on her since she was the former and I met her and corresponded with her about the pictures of the story. She was the best illustrator I ever had." [quoted in Purdy].~ This two-volume book edition, with the same twelve plates, came out on November 23, 1874, just prior to the end of serialization.~ This set is in very good condition -- rather attractive externally, with minor rubbing and edge-wear. The endpapers are original, though narrow matching strips down the gutters reveal that the volumes were once (a long time ago) recased -- at which time the binding was glued to the text-block spines, causing the spines to be a little bumpy today. Though not an ideal set, it's not at all bad either: in any event, with only 1000 copies having been printed, FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD in original cloth is exceedingly scarce today. Purdy pp 13-17.

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        A Roving Commission

      This is Churchill's extremely popular autobiography, covering the years from his birth in 1874 to his first few years in Parliament. Published in England as My Early Life, this is one of the few Churchill first editions for which the U.S. edition bears a different title than the British. Jacketed copies are extremely scarce.  Even decent unjacketed copies are unusual. The red-orange cloth binding proved highly susceptible to fading and soiling and the fragile dust jacket proved highly vulnerable to wear and severe fading of the orange color, particularly on the jacket spine.  Offered here is an especially fine copy in a very good plus first printing dust jacket.  The red-orange binding retains vivid, entirely unfaded color and bright gilt.  Notably, there is absolutely no fading whatsoever to the spine.  The coarse cloth binding is tight, square, and remarkably clean with virtually no wear or soiling, sharp corners, and bright gilt.  The contents are as crisp and bright as any we have seen.  Even the page edges, including the untrimmed fore edge, remain bright with no age-toning, soiling, or spotting.  The Scribner's "A" on the copyright page confirms a first edition, first printing.  The same previous owner name from the year of publication is inked three times within - on the front pastedown, the half-title, and the blank verso of the frontispiece.  It is dated "December 25, 1930" (publication was in October 1930) in the half-title gift inscription.  The dust jacket is unusually clean and unclipped, still bearing the original $3.50 price on the front flap.  Most notable, the spine retains a bright orange panel with only a barely discernible hint of sunning and light scuffing.  The only loss is a .625 x .5 inch triangular chip at the upper front hinge.  The jacket is crisp apart from a .375 inch strip across the top edge where it was evidently once misfolded and wrinkled.  A plausible explanation is that the book was carelessly shelved with the dust jacket protruding from the top of the book.  Apart from the top edge wear, this is a stunning example of the first printing dust jacket.  The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A91.2.b, Woods/ICS A37(b.2), Langworth p. 134.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas

      Geo. M. Smith, Boston 1874 - Hard bound book in VG - used condition. Bound in green cloth with elaborate gold & black embossing on cover and spine. This book has minimal normal wear with some rubbing and fading at the spine. There is a previous owner's name plate on inside front; pages have some foxing; tissue protecting frontis is ragged at the edges; last 10 pages show a faint stain at the bottom but this has not caused any warping . OVERALL the book is very nice - solid and clean it has not been re-bound and looks and feels good. Sub-titled The Marvellous and Exciting Adventures of Pierre Aronnax, Conseil His servant , Ned Land, A Canadian Harpooner it contains 110 beautiful illustrations - some by Hildebrand. This book was originally sold only by subscription. /B12. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ba'Bilia Book Services]
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        PHINEAS REDUX

      1874 - In Two Volumes. With Illustrations Engraved on Wood. London: Chapman and Hall, 1874. Original blue cloth decorated in black and gilt. First Edition of the fourth of Trollope's six "Palliser Novels," following CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?, PHINEAS FINN and THE EUSTACE DIAMONDS. It is primarily a continuation of PHINEAS FINN, with Phineas returning to London after seven years of exile in Ireland and the death of his wife. But the Palliser family also figures in the plot; so does Lizzie Eustace (and her new husband), fresh from her adventures in THE EUSTACE DIAMONDS.~PHINEAS REDUX first appeared serially in The Graphic, 26 weekly instalments (July 1873 - January 1874), each with a Frank Holl illustration. This book edition, using only 24 of the illustrations, was published in two volumes (blue cloth) in December 1873. According to Sadleir, the publisher Routledge not only later issued C&H's unsold sheets (two-volumes-in-one), but also in 1874 printed up some additional copies that have continuous pagination.~This copy is externally bright and is quite handsome in appearance; we would rate it very good-to-near-fine, as two endpapers are slightly cracked and there is minor wear at the extremities (mainly along the joints -- a common complaint for these volumes, as their spines are wider than their text blocks). In our experience this is a tough Trollope to find in original cloth, as the relative delicacy of the cloth has caused most copies to be rebound. Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 41. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Taken at the Flood

      London - John Maxwell, 1874 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce and complete set of the fictional novel Taken at the Flood by victorian popular novelist, Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Braddon was an extremely prolific writer, producing more than 80 novels with very inventive plots. Braddon also founded Belgravia magazine, which presented readers with serialised sensation novels, poems, travel narratives, and biographies, as well as essays on fashion, history and science. She also edited Temple Bar magazine. Braddon's legacy is tied to the sensation fiction of the 1860s. Her other novels include The Captain of the Vulture, The Doctor's Wife, Dead Men's Shoes, and Lady Audley's Secret. With Justice of the Peace, and Deputy Lieutenant, Richard Combe Miller's armorial bookplates to the front pastedown of each volume. Complete in three volumes. Condition: Rebound in half calf bindings with marbled boards, and gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, sound, with rubbing to extremities, and light shelfwear. All front hinges are slightly strained, with two rear hinges being slightly strained. Internally, all are generally firmly bound and bright throughout. Instances of scattered spotting to all volumes. Two half titles are absent. Armorial bookplates to the front pastedowns. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Statutes and Laws of Jamaica, Revised Edition

      1874. [Jamaica]. The Statutes and Laws of Jamaica: Revised Edition. Kingston, Jamaica: Printed by George Henderson & Co., 1874-1877. Four volumes. Quarto (10" x 8-1/2"). Contemporary calf, rebacked, raised bands and red and black lettering pieces to spines, endpapers renewed. Moderate rubbing to extremities, some scuffing and edgewear to boards, upper (red) lettering pieces lacking from Volumes I and IV, light toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Location label to spine, small inkstamps to front boards and preliminaries. A solid copy of a scarce compilation. * Covers laws issued from 1681 to 1865. Taken from the Spanish in 1655, Jamaica was governed by a constitution granted by Charles II in 1681. It became a Crown Colony (placed under direct rule) in 1866. Minot's digest encapsulates the laws of Jamaica just before this change of government. OCLC locates 2 copies in North American (at Harvard Law School and Temple University). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 7:302.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        HOLLAND HOUSE

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1874. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. 219 x 149 mm (8 5/8 x 5 7/8"). Two volumes. FIRST EDITION. HANDSOME EARLY 20TH CENTURY BLUE-GRAY CRUSHED MOROCCO BY BAYNTUN for S. E. Lauriat Co., Boston (stamp-signed on front turn-ins), covers with double gilt fillet border, large central frame of gilt and black, elegant interlacing quatrefoil centerpiece (also in gilt and black), raised bands decorated with spaced-out gilt dots, spines gilt in compartments repeating the cover design elements, turn-ins with gilt French fillet, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Original cloth binding at back of each volume. With title page portrait miniatures, numerous woodcut illustrations in the text, three portraits, and eight autograph facsimiles, as called for, and EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH 140 PLATES, 20 of these colored, mostly portraits, but with 24 views, three of these double-page. Isolated faint offsetting and other trivial imperfections, but AN ESPECIALLY FINE AND PRETTY SET, clean, fresh, and bright internally, and in lustrous, virtually unworn bindings. One of England's most celebrated stately homes, Holland House is minutely described with all its furnishings and grounds in these extra-illustrated volumes, which also give a history of its distinguished inhabitants. Located in Kensington, which today has long been engulfed by greater London, the mansion began life as Cope Castle, built beginning in 1607 by Sir Walter Cope. From Sir Walter, the manor passed to his daughter Isabel, wife of Henry Rich, who became the first Earl of Holland in 1624. Like the king to whom he was loyal, Rich was beheaded in 1649. Undaunted by the the political and intellectual changes brought on by the Interregnum, the widow Isabel continued her habit of having plays performed at the mansion's private theater, despite the fact that the Puritan government had shut down public playhouses as dens of iniquity. Later in the century, Holland House was rented by William Penn, and in 1767 it was bought by Henry Fox, first Lord Holland (1705-74), who held the position of leader of the House of Commons. The third Lord Holland sat in the House of Lords, was a fervent admirer of Napoleon, and dabbled in poetry. In its day, Holland House hosted the leading lights of Europe, including Byron and the future American president James Monroe.The fourth lord, Henry Edward Holland, who left no heirs, served as British consul in Florence and died in Naples in 1859. Our author, Princess Marie Henriette Norberte of Liechtenstein (1843-1931), was motivated by her friendship with Henry's widow Mary to write these memoirs. The Bayntun firm, founded in Bath in 1894, is now the last of the great Victorian trade binderies still in family ownership. Our binding probably dates from the first half of the 20th century, when Bayntun was doing some of its best work. The bindery was known for imaginative designs that involved the augmenting of gilt decoration with black (as here), as well as with pictorial onlays.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Chiwa

      Paris, Berger-Levrault & Cie., , 1874. Rapports. Traduits de l'Allemand par A. Wachter. Octavo (241 × 152 mm) contemporary black cloth with black leather label. 2 folding coloured maps, 3 coloured plans. Slightly rubbed and soiled, foxing and browning, small ink stamps of the officer library of the 24ieme Regiment d'Artillerie to title page and last map, but overall very good. First edition in French, originally published in Berlin the previous year. Stumm, a lieutenant in the Westphalian Hussars, was attached to the Headquarters of Kaufman's Russian expedition to Khiva in 1873, notionally sent to bring an end to the brigandage and slaving that interfered the peaceful pursuit of trade in the region, but in truth part of Russia's campaign to take control of the Central Asian khanates.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        PHINEAS REDUX

      1874. In Two Volumes. With Illustrations Engraved on Wood. London: Chapman and Hall, 1874. Original blue cloth decorated in black and gilt. First Edition of the fourth of Trollope's six "Palliser Novels," following CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?, PHINEAS FINN and THE EUSTACE DIAMONDS. It is primarily a continuation of PHINEAS FINN, with Phineas returning to London after seven years of exile in Ireland and the death of his wife. But the Palliser family also figures in the plot; so does Lizzie Eustace (and her new husband), fresh from her adventures in THE EUSTACE DIAMONDS.~PHINEAS REDUX first appeared serially in The Graphic, 26 weekly instalments (July 1873 - January 1874), each with a Frank Holl illustration. This book edition, using only 24 of the illustrations, was published in two volumes (blue cloth) in December 1873. According to Sadleir, the publisher Routledge not only later issued C&H's unsold sheets (two-volumes-in-one), but also in 1874 printed up some additional copies that have continuous pagination.~This copy is externally bright and is quite handsome in appearance; we would rate it very good-to-near-fine, as two endpapers are slightly cracked and there is minor wear at the extremities (mainly along the joints -- a common complaint for these volumes, as their spines are wider than their text blocks). In our experience this is a tough Trollope to find in original cloth, as the relative delicacy of the cloth has caused most copies to be rebound. Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 41.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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