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        Roughing It

      Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1874, 1872-01-01. First Edition. Leather Bound. Very Good. Hartford, CT: The American Publishing Company, 1872. First Edition, First Printing. Title page and copyright page dated 1872, with no statement of subsequent printings. First state with "he was occupying his" on lines 20-21 on page 242, as well as the terminal ads beginning on page 591. Original brown cloth binding with gilt stamping, in Good overall condition. The pages are age toned, showing signs of age and handling, as well as a few light smudges and spots. Front hinge a bit tender. Rubbing to gilt, with lettering on spine mostly illegible, and stamping to front lightly dulled. Edge wear to boards and spine, rubbing to corners. Cloth split at rear exterior gutter, slightly weakening the binding, else firm. First State, rare as such.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Bollettino del Club Alpino Italiano.

      Subject: (Alpinismo - Montagna). Torino, 1874/1881, fascicoli da 22 a 48 e Volumi da VIII a XV, rilegati in sette volumi in-8 mezza tela rossa con titoli in oro ai dorsi, pp. 500/600 cad. ben completi di tutte le tavole litografiche, panorami, vedute, ecc.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        The works of Shakespeare Imperial edition edited by Charles Knight.

      Virtue & Co. 1874 - Londres, Virtue & Co., [1874]. 2 vol. in folio de 810pp., [26] gravures sur acier dont le frontispice orné d'un portrait de l'auteur sous serpente et une petite vignette sur la page de faux-titre représentant ''The birthplace of Shakespe[a]re'', 778pp, [15] gravures sur acier dont le frontispice orné d'une scène de la pièce Henry VIII ''Woolsey at the Leicester abbey'' et une grande gravure sur la page de faux-titre représentant ''The Globe theater Bankside 1593'', reliures en plein maroquin rouge de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs richement ornés de filets dorés, de caissons et de fleurons dorés, titre et chiffres de tomaison dorés, plats ornés de triple filet d'encadrement doré, d'une roulette et d'un filet d'encadrement dorés et d'une grecque d'encadrement estampée formant un cadre vertical avec à chaque angle interne de celui-ci le portrait d'un roi anglais doré entouré d'un cercle et de fleurons estampés, se rejoignant par des filets estampés formant de fins et très longs rectangles aux bouts arrondis en arc de cercle contenant chacun un fer estampé dans les parties latérales, supérieure et inférieure interne du du premier cadre, un portrait doré de Shakspeare au centre de chaque plat, surmonté du mot ''Imperial'' doré et surmontant le mot ''Shakespeare'' doré, frises dorés sur les bordures des contreplats, coiffes, coupes, coins et plats très légèrement frottés, charnières internes renforcées par de l'adhésif marron original de l'éditeur, texte sur deux colonnes encadré d'un double filet, rousseurs éparses tranches dorés, bon et bel exemplaire. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) fut un dramaturge, auteur aussi bien de comédies que de tragédies. Il en écrivit 37 entre 1580 et 1613, bien que l'on sache que peu de chose quant à sa vie et à l'élaboration de son oeuvre, certains allant même jusqu'à affirmer que le véritable auteur des oeuvres shakespeariennes serait le philosophe Francis Bacon. Il est considéré comme le plus grand écrivain britannique et l'un des plus importants du monde occidental. Parmi ses principales oeuvres nous pouvons citer: ''Antony and Cleopatra'', ''Hamlet Prince of Danemark'', ''Macbeth'', ''Othello the moor of Venice'', ''Much ado about nothing'', ''The merchant of Venice'', ''Edward III'', ''henri IV''. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Greville Memoirs (in 8 volumes)

      Longmans Green and Co, London, 1874 - 1887 - These memoirs were issued in three separate installments; the first two installments were each of three volumes, and the last installment was in two volumes. All volumes are first editions. Externally, the binding is good quality three quarter maroon crushed morocco, gilt ruled on the boards, gilt ruled panels between raised bands on the spine, and the lettering stamped in gilt. Top edges gilt throughout. There is some rubbing to extremities throughout the set, there is some fading to the red cloth boards, there is some foxing to prelims and rear leaves throughout the set, and each volume has the same ownership name in ink to the front free endpaper. Generally a handsomely bound set of the first edition of these famous memoirs, once regarded as scandalous in the extreme ! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Goodden Books Ltd,]
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        The History of England, from the invasion of Julius Caesar to the end of the reign of james II. Preceded by an essay on the study of History, by Rev. H. Stebbing, also the autobiography of Hume. Avec: SMOLLETT, T[obias]. The history of england, from the r

      George Virtue 1874 - Londres, George Virtue, [1874]. 3 vol forts in 4 de 918-XIVpp., IX-600pp., 864pp., reliures en demi basane noire à coins de l'époque, reliées au Constitution Office, dos à 5 petits nerfs sertis de frises dorées, surlignés et soulignés de doubles filets dorés, titre doré, frises de séparation estampées sur le cuir au bord de la toile vert pâle sur toute la hauteur des plats et les coins, dos, coupes et coins frottés, 65 gravures, la plupart sous serpente (sur 68 annoncées), 30 planches en couleurs dépliantes non attribuées, mais certainement l'oeuvre de Thomas Moule, mais reconnaissable par ses décorations typiques et ses vignettes, frontispice du volume I. orné d'une gravure d'un portrait de David Hume, Frontispice du volume II. orné d'une gravure d'un portrait de Smollett, frontispice du tome II. orné d'un gravure d'un portrait de la Reine Victoria, rousseurs éparses, quelques petites brunitures touchant les illustrations sans gravité, mouillures sur quelques marges de feuillets, texte sur deux colonnes, charnières internes renforcées par de l'adhésif épais marron, tranches rouges, agréable et bon exemplaire. Cette histoire de l'Angleterre débute aux origines jusqu'à la révolution de 1688. Cette oeuvre fut la première tentative d'un traitement compréhensible des faits historiques, le premier ouvrage à introduire les aspects sociaux et littéraires dans l'histoire d'une nation, considérant ces domaines aussi importants que le devenir politique du pays; cette oeuvre fut aussi la première à être écrite dans un style travaillé et harmonieux, bien plus que ne l'étaient jusque là les livres d'histoire britanniques. David Hume débuta son histoire de l'Angleterre par l'histoire de la maison des Stuart puis revint en arrière avec l'histoire de la maison des Tudor puis continua par l'histoire des Plantagenet, ainsi les volumes ne furent pas publiés par ordre chronologique lors de la publication de la première édition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        From The Earth to the Moon

      New York, Scribner, Armstrong and Company. 1874, 1874. Classic Sci-Fi. First US Edition. 8vo. Publisher's heavily decorated terracotta cloth titled and decorated in gilt and dark blue to spine and front board. A trifle rubbed to extrmities, bumping to spine ends and a little shelfwear, nevertheless highly attractive. Dark blue endpapers. Some foxing within, owner name to first blank, minor wear to binding. Shows very well, a handsome copy of a scarce and popular Verne title. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Adjoining Countries

      London - George Routledge and Sons, 1874 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A set of essays on the history of Western Europe, particularly that of France, Spain and England during the Hundred Years' War. Jean Froissart (c. 1337 c. 1405), often referred to in English as John Froissart, was one of the most important chroniclers of medieval France. For centuries, Froissart's Chronicles have been recognized as the chief expression of the chivalric revival of the 14th century Kingdom of England and France. His history is also one of the most important sources for the first half of the Hundred Years' War. Covering the seventy or so years between the 1320s and 1399. With illustrations in the text. Translated from the French by Thomas Johnes. With coloured title page to volume I. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In half-calf bindings. Externally sound, with some wear to the leather on the boards and some loss to the rear joint of volume I. Slight rubbing to spines. Internally, firmly bound. Ink inscription dated 1880 to recto of front free-endpaper. Pages are bright, with some scattered light spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA, WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND ANECDOTES OF THE PRINCIPAL CHIEFS.

      Philadelphia: Caxton Press of Sherman & Co. for D. Rice & Co., 1872-1874. - Two royal octavo text volumes, 10 7/16 x 7 1/4 inches: [4],450; 541pp. "Billy Bowlegs" portrait as frontispiece to second volume of text. Folio atlas, with 120 handcolored lithographs after Karl Bodmer, Charles Bird King, James Otto Lewis, P. Rhindesbacher, and R.M. Sully, drawn on stone by A. Newsam, A. Hoffy, Ralph Tremblay, Henry Dacre, and others, printed and colored by J.T. Bowen and others. Expertly bound to style in uniform navy half morocco over the original blue cloth covered, richly gilt spines divided into five compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth, the others with repeat decorative motif built up from small tools, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Very good. The last folio edition of one of the most important 19th- century works on the American Indian, and one of the most important color plate books produced in America in the age of lithography. The first folio edition was issued by E.C. Biddle from 1836 to 1844, and reissued by F.W. Greenough and Daniel Rice. The number of different printers and lithographers involved in the project speaks to the complicated production of the most elaborate plate book published in the United States up to that time. The present final edition of McKenney and Hall was issued by the firm of D. Rice, whose father took over the initial project as publisher in the early 1840s. This edition differs from the original folio edition in significant ways. Most importantly, a plate is added, the portrait of Seminole chief Billy Bowlegs which appears as a frontispiece in the second text volume, making this the most complete form of the work. Secondly, the text is present in two separate octavo volumes, thus eliminating the problem of offsetting which plagues the original edition. Thirdly, thirty-nine of the folio plates have been reprinted, using the same lithographic stones, but eliminating the printer's credit lines which appear on earlier issues of the plates, and providing new captions with the names of the Indians only. These plates are printed on superior paper stock and are particularly brilliantly colored. The other eighty-one folio plates are from the earlier issues, evidently using print stock the Rice firm had on hand. Fourthly, this edition omits the map, table, and facsimile signatures of subscribers which appeared in the original edition, and also removes James Hall's name from the titlepage, only crediting McKenney. McKenney and Hall's .INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA. has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of American Indians. The portrait plates are based on paintings by artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington, D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the 19th century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. After six years as superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the American Indians for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827 he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee, and Winnebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Indian tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government po

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        La Langosta. Compendio de todo cuanto mas notable se ha escrito sobre la plaga.Naturaleza, vida e instintos de este insecto y de los remedios que se han empleado y ordenado hasta el dia para combatirlo,con todas las antiguas y modernas disposiciones .

      Juan Aguado, Madrid 1874 - holandesa algo rozada con hierros, interior bien conservado grabados y viñetas. .dictadas en la materia, para que pueda servir de libro de consulta a todas las corporaciones y autoridades administrativas del pais. Contiene a su final, como resumen, un cuadro general de la vida y muerte de la langosta y un proyecto de ley y . . 438 págs.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA EPOPEYA]
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        Manuscript Account Book for a San Francisco Shipping Investor

      8vo (7 ¼ x 4 ½?) limp leather, about 130 pp, written in red and mostly black ink with a few pencil notations. Binding shot, needs rebinding, covers detached, leather loose with some chips and tears, and some pieces missing, partially disbound, a few leaves loose, light marginal dampstains at ends; internally generally clean. Interesting account ledger, full of balances, receipts, and stock notations, mostly from Tallant & Co. Bankers in account for James Tuft. Frequent names in the ledger include Captain W.M.. White, Miss Annie Larson, Hanson & Co., the Anglo-Californian, L. Foard, and many other ships? captains and businessmen. The deposit ledger at the end indicates that most of the business was being done with San Franciscans, with a few people from Oakland and Alameda. Tuft?s address is given as 22 California Street, San Francisco and can be found on the rear pastedown. The address of a Captain C.A. Gleckman of San Francisco is also provided on the front endpaper. There is a lengthy section in the beginning recording investments in various vessels, usually with great success. For example, the first vessel, the Golden Gate, produced over $5000 of dividends with an eighth interest costing only $1280.98 in 1874. Entries run from the 1870s to the 1890s. The ledger presents some great information on commercial enterprise in a still relatively early part of Western history.

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        Catalogo sistematico degli Uccelli di Borneo con note ed osservazioni di G. Doria ed O. Beccari intorno alle specie da essi raccolte nel Ragiato di Sarawak.

      Subject: (Ornitologia). Genova, 1874, 8vo br. originale, pp. 429 con sei tav. lit. a colori ed una carta di Borneo.

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        Sochinenija V. Belinskij v 12 tomah = Collected Works by V. G. Belinsky in 12 volumes.

      Moskva: A. I. Mamontov-1881. 1874 - 12 vols., mixed editions but uniform set. 8vo. vol. 1 with frontispiece and portrait of the author. Inscription in ink by the author on frontispiece verso dated 1882. Text in Russian. Very good in green cloth with lettering and decoration in gilt and black; faded marbled edges, extremities lightly rubbed. Vol. 2: light foxing to f.e.p and title page; underlining and markings in pencil on some pages. Vol. 3: light foxing throughout; underlining and writings in pencil on some pages and on f.e.p. Vol. 4: underlining and writings in pencil on some pages and on f.e.p. Vol. 5: underlining and markings on some pages. Vol. 8: underlining and writings in pencil on some pages and on f.e.p. Vol. 10: light foxing throughout. Extra shipping charges will apply. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of John Quincy Adams

      Philadelphia, J.B.Lippincott & Co., 1874.: American History; Rare Books. 8°.. Original cloth. The binding of nine volumes in good condition. Three volumes need extreme external repair (bindings detached etc.). All the volumes are bumped at spinetop overhangings as well as lower spinetops, leading to loss of the cloth (approx. 1 inch). A common problem with this set. Volume two has been unprofessionally rebound at some stage, using the original boards. All three frontispieces included in the set. Very few dampstains only . Internally in very good, partly unopened condition. With some bookbinder-attention this remarkable set will come to life again. The price is reflecting the condition. Images upon request.

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        Life of a Sportsman (UK Hardcover)

      London: George Routledge and Sons, 1874. Small quarto. First printing of this edition. First published in 1842 by Rudolph Ackerman in London. Thirty-five color illustrations by Henry Alken, all present. One page of ads at the rear. Marbled boards in half-bound red morocco leather, compartments, titles and designs all gilt, marbled endpapers, top page edges gilt, all other page edges rough cut. Very Good condition. Light shelfwear overall, corners lightly bumped, rear hinge split but not shaky, foxing throughout. Apperley's autobiographical narrative of his passion for fox-hunting, horse racing, and other sporting events, considered by many to be best sporting book of the 19th century. A very presentable copy. & & Full collation available on request.

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        HISTORY OF THE FIRST TROOP PHILADELPHIA CITY CAVALRY, 1774 [G]

      Philadelphia: For the Troop By Hallowell. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1874. First Edition. Hardcover. American Revolution; Revolutionary War; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Chromo and b/w; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 194 pages; History of The First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry. Trenton; Princeton, (1875). 4to, orig. Full brown morocco leather, gilt-lettered spine, T. E. G. , other edges untrimmed; scuffed, joints & extremities heavily rubbed, hinges solid. With engraved vignette title + 18 plates (incl. Chromolithographic plate & facsimile). Scattered light foxing - primarily to front blank & back matter - a few pages at back partly discolored by newspaper clippings. Armorial book plate of John Buckley, Jr. On front paste-down. Appendix. Library book plate on front free endpaper verso. Double-page Duval & Son litho printed in colors of The Troop inserted. With Roll of Members and account of their military and public service. Adt'l graphic available. .

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        FROM THE CLOUDS TO THE MOUNTAINS

      1874. Comprising Narratives of Strange Adventures by Air, Land, and Water. With a Chapter by Paul Verne, Brother of Jules Verne. Translated by A. L. Alger. In Five Parts. Boston: William F. Gill and Company, 1874. Original green cloth decorated in black and gilt. First Illustrated Edition in English. This collection of five pieces was published earlier in 1874 in France, and also barely earlier in 1874 by Osgood of Boston in a small unillustrated volume titled DOCTOR OX, AND OTHER STORIES. Later in 1874, a more fully-illustrated edition was published by Sampson Low of London, and in 1875 by Osgood.~This copy has the binding in the first state, with (on the front cover) a gilt ballooning scene in the upper-left corner, and three gilt climbers on the black mountainside at lower right; a second binding state lacks just these gilt vignettes, and a third lacks all decoration entirely. The cloth color is green (there is also terra-cotta, without priority). Condition is fine -- clean, bright, and with only the merest hint of shelf-wear at the foot of the spine; this is not a scarce title, but it's tough to find in this condition. Taves & Michaluk V012; Myers 16.

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        A Floating City, And The Blockade Runners By Jules Verne, author of 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea', 'From the Earth to The Moon' etc

      New York; Scribner, Armstrong & Co. 1874, 1874. FIRST US EDITION. Octavo, pp.288; [8], advertisements; [2], blank, with illustrations. Bound in original pebble-grained russet pictorial cloth, embossed in blind, gilt and black, yellow coloured endpapers. Minor wear and soil, some rubbing to cloth, spine a little dulled, cloth neatly repaired and recased. A very good copy. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [208].

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        NOTICIAS DE LA NUEVA CALIFORNIA.

      San Francisco: Imprenta de Edouardo Bosqui y Cia, 1874. - Four volumes. xx,270; 301; 315; 253pp., plus eighteen mounted albumen photographs. Modern three-quarter morocco and cloth, spines gilt. Bookplate on front pastedown of each volume, ownership signature on titlepage and p.43 of each volume. Very clean and fresh. A very good set. An important history of Upper California and the Franciscan missions, illustrated with early photographs, and limited to only 100 copies, this being number 62. The text was first published as part of a series in Mexico in 1857, but this is the work's first separate publication. Father Palou compiled the text before 1784, largely while he was at the Mission Dolores in San Francisco. Palou took his information from correspondence, diaries, original narratives, and other sources. It contains descriptions of the early expeditions of Portola, Fathers Serra and Crespi, and many others. "In this work Palou brought the history of California down to 1784, and although it might be supposed to be confined to Nueva California it also includes notices of Antigua California" - Wagner. The photographs in this work are very noteworthy, and were done by several important nineteenth-century photographs, including Eadweard Muybridge, W.W. Stewart, John Jarboe, Bradley & Rulofson, and others. They show several scenes in San Diego, the missions at San Diego, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, and San Carlos, as well as banks and other businesses, and constitute and important photographic record. Gary Kurutz notes that it is one of only twenty-one California books illustrated with original photographs before 1890. The introduction was written by John T. Doyle, a San Francisco lawyer, who has initialed the limitation statement in the first volume. It was the first publication of the California Historical Society. The book is quite scarce on the market and would be an important part of any collection on California history and photography. HOWES P55, "c." KURUTZ, CALIFORNIA BOOKS ILLUSTRATED WITH ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS 39. COWAN, p.472. ROCQ 17072. HILL 1290. STREETER SALE 2944. BAUER SALE 384. PLATH SALE 867. HOWELL 50:182. WAGNER, SPANISH SOUTHWEST 168a.

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        La Divina Commedia. Riveduta nel testo e commentata da G.A. Scartazzini.

      Subject: (Letteratura italiana). Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1874, 1875, 1882, 1890, quattro vol. in-8vo rilegati in mezza pergamena con angoli rinforzati, fregi in oro ai piatti ed ai dorsi, a quattro snodi, titoli in tasselli ai dorsi (Inferno) pp. X-444, (Purgatorio) pp. XXII-817, (Paradiso) pp. XII-905, (Prolegomeni della Divina Commedia. Introduzione allo studio di Dante Alighieri e delle sue opere) pp. X-560. Copia in ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        Unsere Körperform und das physiologische Problem ihrer Entstehung. Briefe an einen befreundeten Naturforscher

      Lpz., Vogel 1874.. gr.-8°. XV, 224 S. Mit 140 Textholzschn. HLdr. d. Zt. Tit. gestemp. Gut erhalten. EA. Hirsch-H. III, 240; Garrison-M. 494

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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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        A Floating City, And The Blockade Runners By Jules Verne, author of 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea', 'From the Earth to The Moon' etc.

      New York; Scribner, Armstrong & Co. 1874 - FIRST US EDITION. Octavo, pp.288; [8], advertisements; [2], blank, with illustrations. Bound in original pebble-grained russet pictorial cloth, embossed in blind, gilt and black, yellow coloured endpapers. Minor wear and soil, some rubbing to cloth, spine a little dulled, cloth neatly repaired and recased. A very good copy. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [208]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

      W. Wilfred Head,, London: 1874 - 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] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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