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        THE LIFE OF A SPORTSMAN

      London: George Routledge [1874] - First printing of this edition. [First published in 1842 by Rudolph Ackerman in London]. Large 8vo., Contemporary half red morocco with marbled boards. Gilt titles and tooling to the spine; t.e.g. marbled endpapers. 402pp. illustrated with 35 hand-coloured plates by Henry Alken, as called for. Some rubbing to edges of lower board and patch of marbling damaged, possibly due to damp. Small chip to top of spine. Occasional light foxing. Overall a Very Good copy. (Shelf 4) NOTE: Heavy Book (1.5 kg+): postage outside the UK might incur a surcharge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Saratoga Springs and Vicinity - Scene of the Inter-Collegiate Regatta

      Harper's Weekly, US 1874 - Image Size : 445x730 (mm), 17.5x28.75 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 545x760 (mm), 21.5x29.875 (Inches), Hand Colored, Wood Engraving Very Good, laid on acid free tissue paper for long term preservation

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        A FLOATING CITY, and THE BLOCKADE RUNNERS

      1874. Translated from the French. New York: Scribner, Armstrong, & Co., 1874. 8 pp undated ads. Original green cloth decorated in black and gilt, beveled. First American Edition, published in September 1874 -- the same month as Sampson Low's British edition. This volume consists of two separate tales. The first is a fictionalized narrative of Verne's 1867 passage from Liverpool to New York aboard "The Great Eastern," the largest iron ship ever built and one of the wonders of its age. Her length was 692 feet, her beam was 120, her paddlewheels and propeller were larger than anything the ocean had ever seen, and she was designed to carry more passengers than the Queen Mary. Because of her size, "The Great Eastern" was the only ship capable of laying the great Atlantic Cable. The second tale is fictional, more in Verne's usual style: a Glasgow shipowner devises an adventurous plan to run the Union blockade of southern ports during the Civil War, in order to bring a load of cotton back to his city's 25,000 idle looms.~This is an unusually bright copy, fine except for the merest hint of rubbing at the head of the spine. The original endpapers remain firm and uncracked, the plates are sharp and free of foxing, and the cover gilt appears to have been applied yesterday. Though not a terribly scarce Verne title, it is very seldom that we encounter a copy in this condition. Taves & Michaluk V008; Myers 22.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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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., 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.. 1st Edition. Hardcover.

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        HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES OISEAUX-MOUCHES OU COLIBRIS Constituant la Famille des Trochilidés

      Lyon: Bureau de la Société Linnéenne, 1874-1877, First edition.. Some scattered foxing to the text of all four volumes, the attractive leather binding shows minimal wear, a tight, very good copy.. Pp. iv, 343; pp. (6), 327; pp. iii, 303; pp (6), 308. Original red morocco with 5 raised bands, gilt-lettered in two compartments, over red pebble cloth boards, with marbled endpapers, lg 4to. The four text volumes to this important work on hummingbirds; the separate volume of color plates is not offered here.

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        PHILADELPHIA

      London., 1874. Mounted size: 55 x 48cm. Steel engraving with later hand colour. Fine condition. Crisp and detailed plan of Philadelphia, with two inset views to the right, of the Exchange and the United States Bank. List of principal buildings at lower left. Title at top. Published in the Atlas for the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge in London by Edward Stanford.

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        Ismailia. A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the Suppression of the Slave Trade Organized by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt. 2 volumes

      London: Macmillan, 1874.. 8vo. (9 x 6 inches). Two volumes: viii, 447, 55 (adverts); viii, 588. Portrait frontispiece to each, folding map, single page map, numerous wood-engraved illustrations, hors-texte. Original green cloth gilt, edges a little rubbed. Light spotting scattered throughout. Previous owners' signatures in ink and pencil. Volume II rear inner hinge just-cracked, textblock slightly shaken. O/w contents clean and bright. A Very Good set. Very heavy books, requiring prohibitive amounts of extra postage overseas. First edition.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books PBFA]
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        The Collection of Ancient Greek Inscriptions in the British Museum. Edited by Charles Thomas Newton

      Oxford, Clarendon 1874 -1916. 43 cm. 4 Teile in 5 Bänden. (8), 160, (2); (8), 157, (3); (8), 294; (4), 105, (1) S.; (3) S., S. 108-301, (9) Seiten mit 8 Tafeln (davon 1 gefaltet) und zahlreichen Textabbildungen, Festeinband, Halbleineneinband - 1: Attika; 2: Megara, Argolis, Lakonia, Kythera, Arkadia, Boeotia, Thessaly, Corcyra, Macedonia, Thrace and the Kimmerian Bosporos, Thasos. Lesbos, Samos, Kalymna, Kos, Telos, Rhodes, Kassos, Karpathos, Krete, Cyprus; 3: Priene, Iasos, Ephesos, by E. L. Hicks; 4/1: Knidos, Halikarnassos, Branchidae, by Gustav Hirschfeld; 4/2: Supplementary and miscellaneous inccriptions, by F. H. Marshall. Teil 4/2 enthält am Ende Gesamttitel und Inhaltsverzeichnis zu Teil 4. Ecken angestoßen - Sprache: Englisch / English -

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        ATLAS OF THE TOWN OF BROOKLINE MASSACHUSETTS

      1874. HOPKINS, G. M. ATLAS OF THE TOWN OF BROOKLINE MASSACHUSETTS. FROM ACTUAL SURVEYS & OFFICIAL RECORDS. Philadelphia: G. M. Hopkins & Co., 1874. Half black morocco, brown pebbled cloth boards stamped in gilt and blind. Spine and corners heavily worn, spine with shallow chips and hand lettered paper spine label. Corners chipped. Folio, 14 double page and one single page color maps with contents page preceding. Maps are clean and fresh. Scarce.

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        The Life and Times of Hon. Elijah Stansbury, An "Old Defender" and Ex-Mayor of Baltimore; Together with Early Reminiscences, Dating from 1662, and Embracing a Period of 212 Years

      John Murphy & Co, 1874. Brown pebbled cloth covered boards, gilt title on spine, cabinet type photo of Elijah Stansbury bound in as frontis, with PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION HANDWRITTER BY ELIJAH STANSBURY ON VERSO of the photographs, 298 pages. Boards worn in spots along edges with old repairs along spine, small dents with light tearing lowr quarter of front cover, a bit scuffed, page edges lightly soiled & age toned, text pages lightly age toned & have the occasional smudge from reading. Scans available. All books shipped with USPS delivery confirmation.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket.

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        MARINE MAMMALS OF THE NORTH-WESTERN COAST OF NORTH AMERICA, described and illustrated together with an account of the American Whale-Fishery

      San Francisco, 1874, 1st edition.. The brown cloth is bright, clean and unworn, there is scattered foxing to the text and to a few plates, overall, this a very good copy. The solander case is very attractive.. Pp. 319, v, 27 full pg b/w lithographs, + text-figs. Original brown cloth with gilt image of a seal on the front cover, lg 4to. A previous owner had a half leather, gilt-decorated solander case made to house the volume. From 1852 onward, Capt. Scammon surveyed the Northwest Coast for marine mammals especially whales. He is among the earliest to give full accounts of their habits. This volume is very scarce since much of the remaining stock was destroyed in a fire that broke out after the 1906 earthquake. A small stamp on front endpaper indicated that this copy was purchased on March 7, 1885 in San Francisco. Howes S136, Cowan 570, Tourville 3990.

      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
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        The First Book of Records of the Town of Southampton with Other Ancient Documents of Historic Value, Including All the Writings of the Town Clerk's Office from 1639 to 1669; Transcribed with Notes and an Introduction...(with) Volumes II - VI

      Sag Harbor, New York: John H. Hunt, Book and Job Printer, 1874. 6 Volumes of the town records & early documents concerning this New York State community on the east end of Long Island; "...transcribed with Notes and an Introduction by Wm. S. Pelletreau, and compiled by the undersigned Committee, chosen at Town Meeting, April 1st, 1873, and published at the expense of the Town, by its authority. Henry P. Hedges, Wm. S. Pelletreau, Edward H. Foster."; this is the set presented by the Town to Foster for his services rendered and in tribute to his efforts (see binding details for more on this) E. H. Foster was Clerk of Town of Southampton, N.Y. and his 'Certification' of the Resolution to print the documents acts as preface to the book proper; Volume I with xi + 177 pages, with a frontispiece woodcut illustration of The Old Pelletreau House; main text is followed by a half-title page "Patent of the Town of Southampton. Published by Authority of the Town. Sag-Harbor Printed at the Corrector Office. 1835." 12 pages, which appears to be one of the original printings, as it is letterpress and on differing paper-stock to the rest of the text (we speculate the Town still had copies available for insertion) + "Centennial Celebration at Southampton, Long Island, N.Y. July 4th, 1876. Historical Address by William S. Pelletreau. Express Print Sag Harbor, L.I. 1876" 26 pages + "A Centennial and Historical Address, Delivered at Bridgehampton, L.I. by Hon. Henry. P. Hedges, July 4th, 1876. Sag Harbor; John H. Hunt, Printer 1876" 24 pages + a iv- page "A Record of the Soldiers and Sailors, Who served in the war of the Rebellion, buried, born in, or enlisted from Bridge-Hampton, (being Election District No. 2,) Town of Southampton, Suffolk Co., N.Y." with an important genealogical and Civil War-related historical note in Foster's hand indicating "Names marked # properly belong in Southampton village; election district No. 3, as they enlisted there, most of them were born there." this volume with a useful name index at front and a couple more woodcuts of local historical homes in the text; Vol. II xi + 364 pages + x page index + (1) page "Special Index of Highways" at back, facsimiles with signatures of town worthies at front, one leaf with closed tear; Vol. III viii + 411 + xix index, endpapers detached, one leaf at preface noting "Explanation of Map" split, present (no map here - we note that the early 20th century reprint of this volume does not contain a map or this explanatory page); Vol. IV vi + 335 pages + (16) pages set in columns "List of Soldiers and Sailors...engaged in the military and naval service...in the War of the Rebellion, from the Town of Southampton..." with alphabetically-organized names, age, regiment or vessel, when ent. service, term of enlistment, first rank, promoted rank, remarks (deaths & location of same, re-enlistments, 'colored' soldiers, transfers) with laid-in mimeograph of hymn, '...sung at the unveiling of the rock at Conscience Point (landing spot of the original settlers) June 1910..." - the title page of this Vol. also notes "...with Other Ancient Documents of Historic Value."; Vol. V xxii + a very useful ix pg. alphabetical "Index of Deeds" + 304 pgs + several folding plates of facsimile documents, maps & 7 pages of explanatory text in this Appendix - laid in is sheet of notes regarding land transfers & sales of historic interest, in Foster's hand & on his letterhead notepaper; Vol. VI (7) + 313 pages + 3 folding maps at back, this vol. having "...additional unrecorded deeds with Indexes of names and localities..."; all this group of volumes, I -VI, with much on the early history of this town, via primary sources including deeds, town records, land transfers and proclamations, military records and the formation of regiments, abstracts of documents, much more; selling arms to the Indians, first settlers, courts, union with Connecticut, East Hampton deed, Indian deed, prison built, Shinnecock Indian information, commercial and farming details, wolves, negros, town plots, more; names of Barnes, Dayton, Davis, Foster, Griffin, Howell, Jagger, Ludlam, Mulford, Needham, Pierson, Payne, Rose, Rogers, Sayre, Terry, Winthrop, Wood, more; the series goes to 1913 as the published date for Volume VI; Volumes I-III bound in full leather, nicely composed of two colors & grains, with red leather cover labels noting "Presented to E.H. Foster by the town of Southampton, N.Y." in gilt lettering, spines with gilt ornaments and red & black title labels, these three with spines darkening, drying, some chipping to edges, spine ends, some foxing to pages in these earlier volumes, still good; Vols. IV-V-VI bound in the publisher's dark reddish-brown or dark brown cloth, gilt spine titles, also with some wear, rubbing, spine ends chipped, and also in good condition; a couple of these with endpapers loose; all six volumes with the bookplate of Foster H. Corwith and first five with the inscription stating that the books were presented to E.H. Foster by the publisher as well; overall, good condition and excellent source material for early Long Island history on the east end, and especially good for being one of the compilers' copies of the set. . Leather. Good.

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        AVENTURAS DE FILIPINAS. ALBUM HUMORISTICO EN 30 HOJAS

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

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        Historic Sketches of the Cattle Trade of the West and Southwest

      Kansas City: Ramsey, Millett & Hudson, 1874. 8vo. (8 5/8 x 5 3/4 inches). [vi], 427, [1] pp., plus 20 (of 24) pp. of ads in the rear. Frontispiece and numerous wood-engraved illustrations, including many full-page. (Foxed). Modern brown cloth retaining the original publisher's cloth on each cover, spine lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers. First edition of "one of the 'big four' cattle books, and one of the most important on the whole industry" (Reese). "McCoy was the promoter of Abilene, Kansas. This book is his account of his opening of the Texas trails after the Civil War up to 1873. His book is the first general account of the cattle trade, and is one of the pillars of any range library" (Reese). This copy with provenance to J. M. Jones, head of Texas A&M University's Division of Range Animal Husbandry from 1918 to 1947. "One of the most important resources on ranching in Texas, Colorado and Kansas and on the Texas cattle drives." (Streeter). Graff 2594; Howes M72; Reese, Six Score 76; Adams, Herd 1385; Dobie p. 111; Streeter sale 2366.

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        Trenton, New Jersey

      Philadelphia, 1874. No Binding. Very Good. 22 ½ x 31 ¾ inches. Color-tinted lithograph. Generally very good with the usual overall light toning, with somewhat darker staining and a few repairs at edges, but with full margins; mounted on heavy paper; color still quite vibrant. A scarce, very attractive, large bird's-eye view of Trenton, New Jersey, one of the earliest of the city as well as one of the first bird's-eye city views produced by the prolific T.M. Fowler, in this case co-published with O.H. Bailey. It was lithographed in tones of green, blue and yellow by H.J. Toudy & Co., a Philadelphia firm known for its city views. The view provides a richly detailed image of New Jersey's capital including roads, rivers, canals, green spaces and individual buildings from small homes to industrial and institutional buildings. Of particular historical importance are the well-detailed industrial complexes within the city, reflective of the dramatic growth in this sector at the time in the post-Civil War years. The railroads connecting with Trenton's canal system are also precisely portrayed. Twenty-five important civic and commercial structures are identified in a numbered key, along with 22 churches labeled with letters. Thaddeus M. Fowler was a leading artist and lithographer of views, during the heyday of promotional bird's-eye views of American towns, just after the Civil War to the turn of the century. His work is admired for its precise renderings and attention to topographic and historical detail. He is likely the most prolific of all the American view makers, with over 400 to his credit during a 54-year career. Fowler's output included 220 separate views of 199 towns in Pennsylvania, as well as locations in at least 21 states and three Canadian provinces. To put this figure in perspective, he was responsible for over 10% of the 1,726 panoramic maps recorded in a checklist produced by the Library of Congress in 1984. Perhaps the largest collection of Fowler views belongs to the Library of Congress, which has over 200, with another major collection in the library of the Pennsylvania State University Library, University Park. Reps, J. Views and Viewmakers of Urban America no. 2406.

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        Correspondance à Charles Vincens.

      Paris, Marseille et s. l., 1874 environ. - I) L.A.S., Paris, 18 novembre [18]76, 3p½ In-8, avec son enveloppe. Il remercie Vincens, désire rencontrer Mme Vincens, ne sait pas quand il vient à Marseille. Il parle de l'ouverture d'un oeuvre, Sigurd, pour laquelle il lui faut 4 flutes et 2 harpes. Sigurd est l'oeuvre majeure de Reyer, qui fut jouée par morceaux et créé la 1ère fois en 1884 à Bruxelles. Il parle aussi de Madame Krenn qui le dimanche en huit chez Pasdeloup. Lettre anciennement collée. - II) L.A.S., Paris, 19 novembre [18]76, 1p In-8 (8 lignes). Il remercie pour les félicitations envoyées par Vincens en son nom et au nom de ses amis et compatriotes. - III) L.A.S., s.d. (mercredi soir), 1p In-8 (12 lignes). Il sera certainement en retard à la séance de Vincens, ayant un déjeuner fort tard avant. Lettre anciennement collée, petits manque de papier sur la page non écrite. - IV) L.A.S., Le Lavandou, s.d. (jeudi), 2p In-12. Il a reçu son " intéressant article sur Berlioz ". Reyer et Berlioz étaient assez liés. Il a essayé d'aller voir Vincens à Marseille mais il était absent et son bureau était fermé. Fin difficile à déchiffrer. - V) L.A.S., s.d. (mardi), 1p In-12 (7 lignes). Il donne deux places pour la séance de jeudi. - VI) L.A.S., Marseille, s.d. (jeudi), 2p In-12. Lettre faisant certainement suite à la précédente. Il confirme à Vincens qu'il s'agit de l'ouverture de Sigurd. Il invite Vincens à " l'instigation de Pasdeloup et lui a offert le manuscrit avec une belle dédicace ". Le manuscrit avait été acheté par W . (?) et a maintenant l'honneur suprême d'être dans la bibliothèque du . - VII) 2 C.A.S., s.d., 5 lignes et 3 lignes. Cartes de remerciement - VIII) P.A.S., Le Lavandou, 2 février. 2p In-12. Donne quelques nouvelles et sera à Marseille vers le milieu d'août. - Ensemble rare.

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        THE WILD FLOWERS OF GREAT BRITAIN (6 Volumes - Vols. 1-6)

      London: Journal of Horticulture & Cottage Gardener Office, 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.. First Editions. Hardback. Very Good/No dust jacket. 8vo (14 x 22cm).

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        LADIES' FASHIONS and HAUTE COUTURE; ORIGINAL ARTWORK AND DESIGN

      N.P.: N.P., N.D. [circa 1874-1877]. 2 volumes. A UNIQUE SET OF DRAWINGS. 215 original fashion drawings 1874-1877, accomplished in original pencil and watercolour. 11 x 17.5 cm. , bound in contemporary brown cloth lettered “Ladies’ Fashions 1874-75 and 1875-7 in gilt on the spines. 215 plates hand-numbered in pencil. The plates are very well preserved, fresh and clean and in excellent state. A RARE AND UNIQUE SET. A collection of 215 original fashion drawings of ladies in a wide variety of dresses. They are drawn first in pencil then filled out in ink and beautifully coloured in watercolours. A fantastic archive of 19th century style.

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        Lives of the queens of England, from the Norman conquest . . . A new edition, revised and greatly augmented

      Colburn & Co., Embellished with portraits of every queen. Each volume has a frontispiece portrait and 2 title pages (1 with engraved vignette). Full polished tan calf bound by Root & Sons, covers with a gilt crown in centre and spine in five compartments with gilt crowns and roses; front joint on Volume I only a bit worn. A handsome set finely bound. Strickland (d. 1874) was an English historical writer. Her popular account of the queens of England is a classic work on the female monarchs of England.&

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        Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale: Études sur les Poissons

      Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1874-1883. First edition. A bright copy in fine condition in a very attractive binding.. Pp. 200, 17 full page plates - 15 are beautiful chromolithograph plates finished by hand and heightened with gum-arabic by Bocourt and lithographed by Mesnel (each plate has an accompanying page of descriptive text). Quarter red morocco with five raised bands, gilt-lettered on the spine over French marbled boards with matching French marbled endpapers (original gray printed wrappers are bound in place), folio (14.25 x 11 inches). This work was issued in parts from 1874 to 1915. Pages 1-40 with accompanying plates were released in 1874, pp. 41-120 with plates in 1878 and pp. 121-200 with plates in 1883. In 1915 Valliant died without completing the work. The final, unfinished part (not offered here) was then issued separately along with the final 3 plain lithographic plates. This work documents the exotic tropical fish of coastal and inland southern Mexico and Central America. This work is fourth volume of a 13-volume work of the "Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale," which was the French competitor to the British "Biologia Centrali-Americana" which also documented the plant and animal life of Central America. This fourth volume is the complete work on the fishes.

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        The Gods and Other Lectures

      Peoria, Illinois: self, 1874. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good+/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. This book is clean, tight, square with very good corners and unmarked. Ingersoll has inscribed the front fly leaf "Parker Pillsbury Esq from his friend R G Ingersoll" (the ink has run in a couple of places). On the other side of this page a card with Ingersoll's picture (he had his own trading card??) has been glued on over another piece of paper with Ingersoll's signature". The cloth on the boards wrinkles a little in a couple of places and there very light rubbing at the edges. You can see mesh at the title page, but the book remains very tight. It has brown end papers and 253, bright clear pages bound in beveled, stamped boards covered in brown cloth with gold titles on the spine and front.

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        Digest of Patents Relating to Breech-loading and Magazine Small Arms (Except Revolvers) Granted in the United States From 1836 to 1873, Inclusive

      Washington, D.C, 1874. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to. 176 p. illus. 31 cm. with errata slipped in by reverse back board. 780 patent-drawings photo-lithographed (up to ten to a page) on 84 full-page illustrations by N. Peters of Washington. Quarter bound in contemporary leather. Marbled boards. Gilt lettering on spine. Minimal wear to extremities. 5 raised bands. 6 compartments. Tight binding and good cover. Contemporary gift inscription from S. W. Wood to Albert C. Hobbs, Sept. 16, 1874. Owners name below of W(illiam) W. Thomas. Clean, unmarked pages. Please feel free to view our photographs. Alfred Charles Hobbs (October 7, 1812 Ã?¢ââ??‰â?¬Å? November 6, 1891) was an American locksmith and inventing of the Protector lock and became one of the founders of the lock making firm of Hobbs Hart & Co. Ltd. The company started in 1851 and was formally registered as Hobbs and Co. in 1852, but by 1855 it had become Hobbs, Ashley and Company. The name then changed to Hobbs, Ashley and Fortescue. In 1860 Hobbs returned to America and lived in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and went on to hold a dozen patents for firearm ammunition manufacturing. In 1880 he listed himself as a "Superintendent Of Cartridge Factory." William Widgery Thomas, Jr. (August 26, 1839 Ã?¢ââ??‰â?¬Å? October 7, 1927) was a United States politician from Maine, consul to Sweden and s American Minister to Sweden and Norway in three separate terms: 1883-1885, 1889-1894 and 1898-1905.

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        The Greville Memoirs. Edited by Henry Reeve.

      London, Longmans, Green & Co., 1874-87 - 8 vols. Octavo. Bound in green contemporary half morocco, with gilt titles, gilt decoration and raised bands to spines, gilt rules to boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Spines sunned to brown, some discolouring to boards, some water staining to edges, albeit a very nice set.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Greville Memoirs

      London,: Longmans, Green and Co, 1874-, 1885.. Eight volumes, octavo; half green morocco. Charles Greville (1794-1865) the English diarist, was also an amateur cricketer who played first class cricket. His journals cover three successive sovereigns George IV, William IV and Victoria, they are regarded as a faithful record of the events he witnessed in his role as Clerk of the Council, a role he performed for nearly forty years.

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        CHRONICLES OF ENGLAND, FRANCE, SPAIN, AND THE ADJOINING COUNTRIES, From the Latter Part of the Reign of Edward II to the Coronation of Henry IV. Translated from the French editions, with variations and additions from many celebrated Mss. by Thomas Johnes, Esq. To which are prefixed, A Life of the Author, An Essay on His Works, and A Criticism of His History

      London: George Routledge and Sons, 1874. 2 volumes. Complete with a colour lithographed titlepage, two illuminated title-pages for the illustrations, 116 woodcut illustrations throughout the text, and over 70 magnificent illuminated coloured plates heightened with gold after originals from the manuscript editions of Froissart in the British Museum, the Bibliotheque Royale, and other sources. Large thick 8vo, three-quarter red crushed morocco over feathered marbled boards, with handsome gilt lettering and tooling on the spines between raised bands. Marbled endpapers, a.e.g.. xlvii, 768; xiv, 733. A very handsome set in a very pleasing state of preservation, a clean and well preserved set with light or minimal aging or time wear. THE MOST IMPORTANT 19TH CENTURY TRANSLATION OF THE GREAT RENAISSANCE HISTORY AND A COPY IN PREFERRED BINDING WITH A PROFUSION OF LITHOGRAPHED PLATES. "Froissart might be called the great interviewer of the Middle Ages. The newspaper correspondent of modern times has scarcely surpassed this medieval collector of intelligence. He traveled extensively in the various countries of Europe; he conversed with gentlemen of rank everywhere; and he had the remarkable knack of persuading those about him to divulge all he wanted to know. He learned the details of battles from both sides and from every point of view. He delighted in the minutest affairs of every cavalry skirmish, of the capture of every castle, and of every brave action and gallant deed. He lived from 1337 to about 1410, and wrote chiefly of contemporaneous events. The "Chronicles" are universally considered as the most vivid and faithful picture we have of events in the fourteenth century.... As a picture of the most favorable side of chivalry, the work has no equal" (Adams, Manual of Historical Literature, pp. 334-5). Johnes's translation was the standard for most of the nineteenth century, preferred to Lord Berners’ of 1525 (the first English translation of the text) for its modernity in diction and style and extensive additions and corrections. With the exquisite illuminated illustrations in excellent order, this is a brilliant set of this landmark work. The illuminated plates have retained their deep, bright colours and gilt highlights. Based on a medieval manuscript, they not only illustrate the chronicle but are a good example of the type of manuscript art being produced at the time. The set includes a beautiful collection of hand-coloured chromolithographic plates reproduced from two of the greatest of known illuminated manuscripts of Froissart’s CRONYCLES OF ENGLANDE, FRAUNCE, SPAYNE, PORTYNGALE, SCOTLANDE, BRETAYNE, FLAU[N]DERS: AND OTHER PLACES ADIOYNYNGE. The first collection is from a manuscript of the First and Second book of Froissart in the British Museum. This manuscript came to the Museum from the Harleian Collection and appears to be the work of a Flemish artist, probably residing in Paris, and is believed to have been executed between 1460 and 1480. The second collection is primarily from a magnificent manuscript of all four books at the Bibliotheque du Roi in Paris. This great work was one of the books executed for Louis of Bruges and was probably completed by 1470. Together these volumes give us extraordinarily well reproduced images from a time nearly contemporaneous to Froissart’s. Through these images the Middle Ages comes to life in costume and finery---people at their tournaments or displaying their skills at horsemanship and at arms, the mechanisms of warfare and the ships which were sailed. All produced as near to the originals in the manuscripts as the technology of the time allowed, with no attempt at alteration or correction in the hope of bringing the full spirit of the Gothic artists to a wider audience.

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        The Way We Live Now [in the Original Parts]

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1874, 1875. First edition. Wrappers. Very Good +. A Very Good + copy of this important Anthony Trollope novel in the Publisher's original 20 monthly shilling Parts published from February 1874 to September 1875, with each monthly Part being dated with the month and year of publication and containing two 16-page signatures and two full-page Plates. This Parts edition was one of the last novels to be published in Parts, as publishers were ceasing to publish in the Parts format. (The book edition was not published until July, 1875.) Each Part wears the Publisher's original blue-green printed wrappers decorated and lettered in black. The book tells the story of the rise and fall of the fictional stock market manipulator, Augustus Melmotte -- and its effect on his daughter's options for marriage. The tale is an excellent social satire which Walpole deemed to be one of the most remarkable of all English novels published between 1860 and 1890. The story remains vibrant and has currency even today. This set is in Very Good + condition with some expert spine restoration, prior owner name to the top margin of two of the wrapper fronts and a date to the top margin of two other wrapper fronts. Part VI shows tiny marginal damage to the pages, some gatherings not opened at the top. Part I's front wrapper is mildly dulled, as usual, with the other wrapper fronts mainly bright and vibrant. The set does not have all of the advertisements that Sadleir deemed to make a bibliographicly perfect set. The set is housed in a Very Good custom case with some wear and a split to the front hinge -- which is holding well. A Very Good + set of an important Trollope novel in the Publisher's original 20 monthly shilling wrappered Parts, copies of which seem to be growing increasingly scarce. QUITE SCARCE.

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        THE ART OF SPECULATION AND THE SECRETS OF WALL STREET FULLY EXPLAINED

      New York: J. Hickling & Co., 1874.. 48pp. 12mo. Original green printed wrappers. Minor soiling; heavier stain on rear cover, bleeding through to last few leaves of text. Otherwise clean internally. Very good. A rare ephemeral investment manual published by the brokerage firm of J. Hickling & Co. in the aftermath of the Panic of 1873. The purpose of the manual was to lure investors of more modest means into the market. "Until recent years it was considered indispensible to have large capital in order to speculate... This has all changed. We are living in an age of progress, in which old systems and ideas must give place to new. By the aid of this pamphlet all may have an equal chance of reaping a golden harvest, and we shall show that men of small means may do a large business in stocks and bonds without incurring the usual risks, and yet succeed in a comparatively short time in making a fortune." OCLC locates only one copy, at the New York State Library.

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("L. P. Poland"), to "Major" concerning, in part, the Poland Act

      House of Rep[resentatives, Washington, DC], july 7, 1874. (MORMONS) 4to. 4 pp. pen-and-ink on ruled paper, rectos only. Prior folds, near fine . The Poland Act of 1874 - named for its author, Senator Luke Poland (1815-1887) from Vermont - granted federal control of the judiciary of the Utah Territory in order to facilitate prosecutions under the Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act. It wrested power from the LDS Church by granting US district courts exclusive jurisdiction in all civil and criminal cases. The Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act, signed into law by Lincoln in 1862, was not enforced by the LDS-controlled judiciary which deemed it an unconstitutional infringement on their freedom of religion. The relevant passage reads, in part, "A more important bill is our regulating legal proceedings in Utah. Things judical are now at a perfect deadlock. The Mormon legislature have duplicated every US office we send them. They provide for a Territorial prosecuting officer and Marshall & provide by law that they shall perform all the duties of such offices. The organized law allows the legislature to elect probate judges. The Mormon legislature gives to these probate judges general Civil & Criminal jurisdiction - thus cutting out all the offices and courts of United States. The officers selected by the legislature also select all [?juries] for all county. The result is that the Mormons rule in everything according to the rules of the Church. My bill remedies all this - & restore[s] power to the U.S. judges. I also provide for the County to grant divorce to second and *later* wives - with power to decree alimony for the support of the wife & her children. The truth is that the power of the United States has been entirely ignored in that Territory. It is old doctrine of State rights applied to a Territory. My bill will cure all this I think. I was out there last year & saw something of all this"

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        A Tour of the World in 80 Days

      James R. Osgood, Boston, 1874. A Tour of the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne. First American edition in green cloth. Publisher: James R. Osgood, Boston, 1873. Binding is in near fine condition, light wear to the top and bottom of the spine else the rest is in fine plus condition. Coated endpaper as new. Contents clean and bright. 291 pages. Inventory #11-273.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Discovery Bay Old Books]
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        MARK TWAIN'S SKETCHES

      1874. Number One. With Illustrations by R. T. Sperry. New York: American News Company, n.d. [1874]. Original light green wrappers decorated in black and green. First Edition, first issue. This is a collection of thirteen sketches by Twain, which he arranged to have printed right in Hartford. The following year some of these re-appeared in his much larger hardbound collection of similar title, MARK TWAIN'S SKETCHES NEW AND OLD. This earlier publication, being a fragile wrappered volume, is of course much scarcer -- in fact it is the first copy we have offered in 26 years; Johnson speculates that this might have been the beginning of a serial publication, which failed after "Number One."~The first issue, as here, has a decorated front cover but a blank rear cover (as here); the second issue has on its rear cover an Aetna Insurance ad that includes the date 1877. According to Blanck the wrapper is light blue, but this copy is definitely light green.~This is a very good copy, unusually complete (some but very little chipping of the delicate wrapper). The wrapper does have some dampmarking (apparent mainly on its blank surfaces, and the entire 32-page volume appears to have once been folded vertically. This is not an item to hold out for in fine condition, since it is so scarce. Blanck 3360. Housed in a green cloth slipcase with inner chemise.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        MARK TWAIN'S SKETCHES. Authorized Edition. Number One

      New York:: American News Company,. (1874).. 8vo. 9-1/2" x 6". 1st edition (BAL 3360). 32 pp.. Original publisher's pale blue paper wrappers, printed in dark green & black. 2nd state wrapper, with Aetna advert to rear wrapper.. Extremity wear, with some soiling to wrappers. A VG copy.. Illustrated by R. T. Sperry.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Ismailia. A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the Suppression of the Slave Trade Organized by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt. 2 volumes

      London: Macmillan, 1874. First edition.. Hardcover. 8vo. (9 x 6 inches). Two volumes: viii, 447, 55 (adverts); viii, 588. Portrait frontispiece to each, folding map, single page map, numerous wood-engraved illustrations, hors-texte. Original green cloth gilt, edges a little rubbed. Light spotting scattered throughout. Previous owners' signatures in ink and pencil. Volume II rear inner hinge just-cracked, textblock slightly shaken. O/w contents clean and bright. A Very Good set. Very heavy books, requiring prohibitive amounts of extra postage overseas.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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        Contributions to the Flora of Mentone

      London, Lovell Reeve & Co., 1874. 3rd ed. 25.0 x 15.0 cms. 99 hand-coloured litho plates, original giltstamped cloth. Extremities slightly rubbed, inner hinges and spine ends neatly repaired. Sporadic foxing but plates scarcely affected, old bookseller's catalogue entries pasted in on rear end paper.. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket.

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        My Early Life, previously unconfirmed binding variant of the first edition

      This is Churchill's extremely popular autobiography, covering the years from his birth in 1874 to his first few years in Parliament. For the discerning collector, here is a double enticement - this first edition, first printing is both a wonderfully preserved copy a previously unseen variant. The plum colored boards of this edition - particularly the coarse cloth of the first state - are especially susceptible to fading, soiling, and wear, the plum color easily bleaching to almost white with sun exposure. The contents are susceptible to spotting and the binding is often cocked. That's why so many first editions of this book has been torn apart and rebound. Finding such a well-preserved example is increasingly difficult. This copy would be well worthy of a picky collector just by virtue of superior condition. However, it also commands attention as a previously unconfirmed variant. Various states of the first edition, first printing are known. First states were bound in both a coarse and a smooth plum colored cloth, have the title stamped on the front cover in either three or five lines, and contain a list of 11 Churchill titles in the boxed list of "Works by the same Author" on the half-title verso. Second state copies are distinguished by the addition of "THE WORLD CRISIS: 1911-1914" to the boxed list of works on the half-title verso, making 12 titles. Until now, it was presumed that all second state copies featured bindings with a five-line title on the front cover. In his excellent bibliography of Churchill's works, Ronald Cohen states: ". most, perhaps even all, copies of the second state will be found in binding cases in which the front cover is stamped in 5, rather than 3, lines." We offer here a variant unknown in the Churchill canon - a first printing, second state copy in the coarse cloth binding with three lines on the front cover. Condition is near-fine+ and particularly notable for this notoriously fragile edition. The coarse cloth plum binding remains clean, tight, and square, with sharp corners, bright gilt, and nicely rounded spine. Most notably, the spine retains distinct and bright plum color, with only very slight sunning. The contents are equally pleasing - clean and bright with absolutely no spotting. Even the page edges show no trace of the spotting endemic to this edition. The only previous ownership mark we find is a neatly inked owner name on the ffep. The title and dedication pages remain uncut. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A91.1.c* (Previously unconfirmed variant binding), Woods/ICS A37(ab.1), Langworth p.131.

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        LECTURE On MINES And MINING, Delivered by Adloph Sutro, at Piper's Opera HOuse, Virginia City, and in all the Principal Towns and Mining Camps in the State of Nevada. [as published in] The DAILY INDEPENDENT -- Supplement. Virginia City, Nevada, Saturday, October 31, 1874.

      The Daily Independent,, Virginia City, Nevada: 1874 - Illustrated with 27 wood engravings, 5 cross-sections, 3 profiles, 1 graph & 1 facsimile [of the 1867 Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 70]. "Here Sutro tells the dramatic story of his attempt to drain the Comstock Lode with the famous Sutro Tunnel. At first he was aided and later bitterly opposed by the Bank of California group who sought the profits for themselves. His completion of the tunnel in 1878, and his investment of the profits in San Francisco real estate gave Sutro great wealth. Part of this he used in building up the Sutro Library of San Francisco, now a branch of the California State Library." [Streeter]. OCLC records 11 holding institutions. Per AmEx, no copies at auction since the Streeter sale in 1968.Rare in the trade.Ê Age-toing to paper. Numerous fold-lines, with splits developing along many. A couple 2-3" horizontal edge tears [no text lost]. Some minor edge rash. Withal, a complete, About VG copy. Elephant folio. 24" x 17-3/4". 1st printing (Armstrong 767; Paher 1924; Streeter AMERICANA IV, 2356). 4 pp; 8 columns per page. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        PHINEAS REDUX

      1874. In Two Volumes. With Illustrations Engraved on Wood. London: Chapman and Hall, 1874. Bound in three-quarter black morocco with marbled boards. First Edition of this novel that picks up where several previous ones left off. 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, as it does in FRAMLEY PARSONAGE, DOCTOR THORNE and several other Trollope novels; 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 an illustration. The 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 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 bound in three-quarter black morocco with marbled boards, and is quite handsome in appearance; other than not being in its original cloth binding, we would rate its condition fine, as there is virtually no wear at all, and the leaves (including the plates) are clean and free of foxing. In our experience this is a tough Trollope to find in original cloth, as the relative delicacy of the cloth has caused most copies (like this) to be rebound. Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 41.

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