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        Harry Heathcote of Gangoil: A Tale of Australian Bush Life [GENUINE FIRST UK EDITION-EXCEEDINGLY RARE]

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, 1874. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. A Near Fine copy of the first edition, first printing, of one of Anthony Trollope's rarest novels, beautifully bound by Zaehnsdorf in full leather with the boards decorated in blind within gilt lines and corner decorations, the board edges lined in gilt, the compartmented spine blocked, decorated, lettered, and dated in gilt and with gilt decoration to the top and bottom edges, turn-ins richly decorated in gilt and the endpapers luxuriously marbled. This is an elegant copy with the exterior showing only some minor rubbing and the pages, which are gilted at the top edge, some modest intermittent foxing to the margins. [Bound without the scarce publisher's October 1873 catalogue at the end.] With respect to this title, Sadleir states: "Harry Heathcote in its genuine (unillustrated) first edition is of extreme rarity. No price records exist. Should a good copy come up for sale it will fetch as much as the most frenzied Trollopian present can afford to pay." [Sadleir 43]. One rarely sees a copy of this Trollope novel, whether in original cloth, rebound, or in any condition whatsoever. An extraordinarily elusive Trollope title and possibly the only opportunity a Trollope collector reading this description ever may have to obtain one. A collection-distinguishing copy of an "extreme rarity". RARE INDEED.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Speaking Likenesses. With Pictures thereof by Arthur Hughes

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1874. First edition, later state of binding, with rare dust jacket. 8vo. Frontispiece, title page vignette, ten illustrations. viii, 96 pp. Original blue cloth, spine titled in gilt original pale blue pictorial dust jacket. Some minor soiling to board edges and bottom edge of endsheets, else very good in professionally conserved dust jacket with archival tissue support at folds and edges (small marginal losses supplied). Ashley 4:102; Colbeck, Christina Rossetti, 15; Osborne 386 ("both the plot and the illustrations bear a strong resemblance to 'Alice in Wonderland'"); Ray 181 . A RARE and EARLY dust jacket. The first state of the binding had gilt vignette by Hughes on the upper board, here the cover is blank

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        A Short History of the English People

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1874. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. First Edition. The extremely rare first edition of a key work in British history. Very good in original dark brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Bumping to corners, light rubbing to boards, and slight crease to rear board. This book has been expertly recased using all original materials. The interior has a few light spots of foxing throughout and spots of browning to the end pages. Includes a time line, genealogical tables, and five maps of which four are printed in color. Features the bookplate of Thomas Brooke. Housed in a fine brown cloth slipcase with leather and gilt title label to spine. Index, 847 pages. ENG/052110.

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        The Heart of Africa. Three Years' Travels and Adventures in the Unexplored Regions of Central Africa from 1868 to 1871. 2 Volumes

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1874 - 2 volumes. First English edition, translated by Ellen E. Frewer, with an introduction by Winwood Reade. With maps and woodcut illustrations. Gilt stamped green cloth. Back board detached on vol 1, else good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath Rare Books]
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        Collection of 8 De Witt's Base-Ball Guides

      New York: Robert M. De Witt, 1874-1883. (BASEBALL) First edition. 8 vols., 12mo. Frontispiece woodcut of ballfield in each number and illustrated with woodcuts throughout; 1877 number with handcolored ads for Peck & Snyder uniform hats, socks, and belts. Original illustrated orange wrappers with portrait of pitcher throwing underhand, some chipping and edgewear, 1875 number lacking rear wrapper, generally very good, in custom morocco-backed slipcase and chemise. Grobani 3-4 (for entire run, 1868-85) . Partial run of this early baseball guide, the official publication of the Amateur and Professional Association, written by one of the fathers of the game, Henry Chadwick. Contains rules, instructions on how to score a game, player stats and league leaders, team rosters, and match scores. With ads at the rear of each number

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        Artist's Sketchbook of Pacific drawings

      at sea and in New Caledonia,: 1874-, 1877.. Oblong portfolio of beige (sail?) cloth, 160 x 235 mm., pencil illustrations throughout, some on grey paper (see catalogue note), pen and ink drawing on card tipped-on to front paste-down as impromptu book-plate; the pictures generally in very good condition, the binding with evidence of strong use, some stains and a few small tears. Interesting and lively portfolio of original drawings made during exile in New Caledonia, by a renowned French artist and winner of the Prix de Rome. Several of the finer drawings depict life on board the Virginie, the ship on which he was deported, and there are besides several very good sketches of New Caledonian scenes; without doubt the most interesting showing a boisterous tribal dance.Charles Capellaro (1826-1899) was a well-regarded French sculptor who regularly exhibited at the Salon during the 1860s. A prominent member of the 1871 Paris Commune, Capellaro was lucky to escape the death penalty in the Commune's bloody aftermath, and on 13 May 1872 was condemned to be deported to the ?le des Pins in New Caledonia. Intriguingly, however, in 1870 he had been awarded the commission for a statue for the faÁade of Saint Eustache church, and he continued to work on the commission even after his imprisonment. Indeed, his deportation in 1874 seems to have been actively delayed while he continued to work, and that year he even managed to have another statue exhibited in the Salon. He was, S·nchez has written, a peculiar anomaly, 'an artist producing state-sponsored work from prison' (Gonzalo J. S·nchez, Organizing Independence: the artists federation of the Paris Commune, p. 128). However, his sentence finally caught up with him, and Capellaro arrived on the ?le des Pins in late 1874, already agitating for his freedom. Fellow artists in Paris did not forget him , and due to their efforts in 1877 his sentence was commuted to ten-years banishment. He returned to Brussels, finagled a three-month visa for Paris, and returned home.During his three years in New Caledonia, Capellaro was unable to sculpt on a grand scale, although he did continue to draw (several of his drawings are now in the MusÈe du Quay Branly) and he did sculpt with the cruder materials available, including executing a clay head of Samuel, King of the Isle of Pines (now in the State Library of New South Wales).A card (75 x 115 mm.) mounted on the inside cover introduces the album, with a caption which reads '? bord de la Virginie, le 12 octobre 1874', and a small cartouche dedicating the work to his wife, children, and friends, signed C. Capellaro. Otherwise the portfolio contains six detailed drawings of life on board ship, including one of four matelots clustered around the wheel with, at right, an artist sketching - perhaps meant to be Capellaro himself. Another dramatic image shows the three-masted vessel pitching in a fierce storm.There are also seven drawings dealing with Polynesia, made in black and white pencil (the whites in so-called "mine de plomb"). This series includes several views of ports taken from on board including one three-page panorama (sadly not captioned, but perhaps detailed enough to make identification possible), as well as scenes of a Melanesian dance evidently witnessed by Capellaro, and an idealised portrait of a topless woman under a palm.Lastly, there are also some 20 sheets of drawings on different subjects, and it seems likely that Capellaro drew these pictures after he had returned home. The drawings show portraits of European people, classical images, studies of sculptures and a chasseur d'Afrique. One, a study of a monumental sculpture on tissue-paper, is signed "C. Capellaro".

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        FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (Near Fine Copy of the First American Edition)

      New York: Henry Holt, 1874. Hardy, Thomas. FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD. New York: Henry Holt, 1874. First American Edition, a volume in Holt’s "Leisure Hour Series." A NEAR FINE copy in the publisher’s original cream cloth decorated in black; the usual light soil is in evidence and the spine is slightly age-toned, but the volume has virtually no wear. This copy is of particular desirability as it contains the earliest known endpaper ads reading November 17th, 1874 which has in the past suggested precedence over the two-volume London edition published on November 23rd, 1874. Although Purdy (p. 17) reminds us all that dated advertisements can never be entirely reliable as bibliographic points, the compelling possibility of precedence (which Purdy doesn’t entirely rule out) combined with the extreme rarity of the two-volume English first edition in original cloth makes this one of the author’s most sought after first American editions. Not a difficult book to find in poor condition but virtually impossible to find this nice: this is the second best example we've handled in 25 years of specializing in Hardy first editions. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell case. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        El Peru: Parte Preliminar and Historia de la Geografia del Peru

      Lima: Imprenta del Estado, 1874-1880. First edition.. Hardcover. Very good. Three volumes. 4to. Contemporary half leather. Spines in six compartments with raised bands, red and black leather lettering pieces gilt. Marbled paper boards. Decorated endpapers. Title pages in red and black. Volume 1 is the Parte Preliminar, 1874. Volumes 2 and 3 are the Historia de la Geografia. Volume 2 has two large folding maps and five full page tinted plates; Volume 3 has 4 folding maps and five full page tinted plates, complete as called for. Bindings lightly worn at edges, occasional light staining and spotting, top edges of volumes 1 and 2 spotted, volume three has a long narrow wormhole in the last 40pp of text affecting the printing, else this is a very good set. The author later published two volumes on the mineralogy and geology of Peru sometimes included in this series. In Spanish.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Far From the Madding Crowd

      The Cornhill Magazine, January-December 1874 The first publication of Hardy's fourth novel, serialized anonymously in twelve monthly issues in The Cornhill Magazine (January-December 1874) prior to the Smith Elder edition. Carefully extracted and bound in maroon buckram, preserving the original illustrations by Helen Paterson (twelve plates and twelve chapter header illustrations). Buckram faded at spine and endpapers lightly browned yet an extremely clean and bright copy of an extremely uncommon item.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Anatolica; Or, The Journal Of A Visit To Some Of The Ancient Ruined Cities Of Caria, Phrygia, Lycia, And Pisidia

      London: Grant & Co., 1874. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. violet cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Very good/No Dust Jacket. [xviii], 374 pages. 24 x 16 cm. Two large folding maps, thirty-two heliotype plates, tinted lithographs and woodcut illustrations. Appendix. Davis' trip took place in the spring of 1872. NAVARI 456. WEBER 718. Bookplate, contemporary ownership signature of ffep, and a pencil notation below the map facing p.33 initialed M.E.R. Interior contents fresh and clean, backstrip sunned.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. 7 volumes complete

      London: George Bell and Sons, 1874-1877.. First editions of each volume. Octavo, 7 volumes. Full leather with gilt tooling and raised bands to the spine and gilt ruling to the front and rear panels. Marbled endpapers. With folding maps. In very good to near fine condition. Bookplate to each volume of Sir Henry Rudolf Riechel, founder of the University of Wales. With notes by Guizot, Wenck, Schreiter, and Hugo. An attractive set.

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        The Electrical Researches of the Honourable Henry Cavendish... Edited from the Original Manuscripts by J. Clerk Maxwell

      Cambridge: University Press. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION, edited and with an introduction by James Clerk Maxwell. "In 1874, the Duke [of Devonshire] passed [Maxwell] a mass of unpublished accounts of electrical experiments done by his great uncle Henry Cavendish between 1771 and 1781, with a suggestion that he consider editing them for publication... After a scan through the papers he was captivated by the elegance, originality and power of Cavendish's work. Here were some of the finest experiments ever performed; they included important discoveries which had since been attributed to others. To Maxwell, scientific facts were incomplete without the knowledge of how they came to be discovered. The process of discovery held as much interest as the result. Scientific history was at least as important as political history and needed to be complete. He decided to undertake the huge task of editing the papers himself." Cavendish sometimes "published his findings but more often did not... He had published almost none of his electrical work and the great bulk of it came to Maxwell in the form of manuscripts about 100 years old. Cavendish's electrical experiments were a revelation. Among a series of outstanding results, he had demonstrated the inverse square law of force between electric charges more effectively than Coulomb, after whom the law was named, and he had discovered Ohm's law 50 years before Ohm... "The account of Henry Cavendish's work was fed in sections to the publishers. Maxwell went to immense trouble to write an interesting and accurate narrative... The book was eventually published in 1879, a few weeks before Maxwell's death." (Basil Mahon, The Man Who Changed Everything: The Life of James Clerk Maxwell). Cambridge: University Press, 1879. Octavo, original cloth. Early bookplate ("William Wilson Cooke"). Foxing to endpapers, a few pages with small marginal tears (likely paper flaws); trivial wear to edges of binding. A beautiful copy in original cloth.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        My Early Life, the first edition, first printing inscribed and dated by the author in 1931, housed in a half-morocco preservation case

      My Early Life is Churchill's extremely popular autobiography, covering the years from his birth in 1874 to his first few years in Parliament. This is the first edition, first printing, first state, first binding state, inscribed and dated by Churchill. The inscription in black in three lines on the upper blank endsheet preceding the half-title reads: "Inscribed by / Winston S. Churchill / 1931." When My Early Life was first published in late October 1930, reviewer Sir Harold Nicolson likened it to "a beaker of Champagne". It is widely regarded as among the most engaging and approachable of Churchill's books. My Early Life has been reprinted many times and signed copies of later editions are often obtainable, but a premium understandably appends to inscribed first editions. Here is the first edition, first printing. Moreover, first state is confirmed by only 11 Churchill titles in the "Works by the Same Author" box on the half-title verso. First binding state is confirmed by coarse cloth with the title and author stamped gilt in three lines on the front cover. The plum colored binding of this edition proved especially susceptible to fading, soiling, and wear; nearly all copies are considerably spine faded, the plum color frequently bleaching nearly white with sun exposure. Moreover, the contents are susceptible to heavy spotting and the binding is often cocked. This is a respectable, if imperfect, example in about very good overall condition. The original, unrestored plum cloth binding remains tight and square with a nicely rounded spine and minor wear primarily confined to the corners and spine ends. The spine retains brightly legible gilt, but is moderately faded and freckled. The front cover is clean and retains bright gilt, but is unevenly faded on three edges clearly due to being left exposed to sunlight with another book or rectangular object covering the majority of the cover. The rear cover remains bright with only light soiling at the edges. The lower corners are bumped. The inscription page shows only light spotting. The inscription itself remains unfaded. Ink from "1931" and the three dots from the lower case "i" in "Inscribed" "Winston" and "Churchill" have bled slightly onto the facing page, nicely confirming what we already know - that this volume's endpapers are original. The balance of the contents are in very good condition, particularly for an edition that proved prone to pervasive spotting. The contents remain respectably bright. Light spotting within is substantially confined to the prelims and index. We find no previous ownership bookplates or inscriptions. The sole interior mark appears to be that made by the author. Moderate page edge spotting only occasionally intrudes onto the inner page margins. The top edge is lightly dust soiled and all three edges show some age-toning. The book is protected in a new custom, half-morocco clamshell case commissioned by us from a talented, sole-proprietor UK binder. The leather is hand-dyed dark plum with raised spine bands, extensive gilt decoration, and an acid-neutral archival inner lining. The case spine is stamped "INSCRIBED" at the foot and is quite handsome on the shelf. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A91.1.a, Woods/ICS A37(aa), Langworth p.131.

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        Les Hymenomycètes ou description de tous les champignons (Fungi) qui croissent en France avec l'indication de leurs propriétés utiles ou vénéneuses (AND) Les Discomycetes (all published)

      Alençon, C. Thomas and De Broise et Lapage, 1874-(1893). Two volumes in six parts. 8vo. Uniform contemporary black half calf with four raised bands, silver titles on spine (except the text of the discomycètes, which is in later black buckram with black, gilt-lettered morocco label on spine).* Two volumes of text and four atlases with 714 hand-coloured lithographed plates. Added (in photocopy): Essette, H. Bull. Soc. Myc. France 78 (1957). Remarques et tables concernant l'atlas de Gillet. (remarques 2 pp.); and inserted (typescript) German translation of the same (2 pp.). Also added (in photocopy), three text parts (1898, 1890, n.d.) of 14, 16, 25 pp. :"Liste de tous les champignons contenus dans louvrage sur les hyménomycètes et ranges par ordre alphabetique", "Agaricinées" [16 pp. with descriptions of species], and "Hyménomycètes d'ordre des planches parues jusquen 1890." The first and third paper are also present in original; (6. discomycètes, texte; 1879) 230, [5] pp. The latter part contains five unnumbered pages not mentioned in Volbracht. See also Junk Bibliographia Botanica pp. 2,296-2,299. All three works are extremely rare and almost never found complete as the plates were published unnumbered. A great classic in mycology. A near uniform set, however, 36 plates are in good photostat. Nissen BBI, 707-708; Stafleu and Cowan, 2018. Volbracht, 732.

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        The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments, Translated out of the Original Tongues, with the Apocrypha, Concordance and Psalms. to Which Are Appended a Comprehensive Bible Dictionary, in Which Every Important Scriptural Word is Fully Explained

      Philadelphia : A. J. Holman Co. , 1874. 1st Edition in this form. Description: Not continuously paginated. 35 cm. Impressively and abundantly illustrated throughout. Includes an alphabetical table of the proper names in the Old and New Testaments; a chronological index to the Holy Bible; Bible Dictionary, and Cities of the Bible. Subject: Christianity Scriptures. Bible - Commentaries. Very good copy in the original elaborately gilt and blind tooled calf over beveled boards. Professionally re-cased with the original spine laid back. Raised bands with elaborate gilt-tooling to the spine compartments. All edges gilt. The original hinged copper clasp remains uncommonly well-preserved.

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        The Lady of the Lake

      Edinburgh: John Ross and Company,, 1874. With notes analytical and explanatory index. Octavo (166 × 114 mm). Nice Mauchline-ware binding of bevelled lacquer wood boards with a gilt red morocco spine, front board photographically illustrated with a central portrait engraving and four Scott-related views (Abbotsford, Melrose Abbey, Edinburgh Castle, Dryburgh Abbey) to each corner, and a large central photographic view of Scott's Monument, Edinburgh, to rear board, with a single mother-of-pearl stud (one remaining of four) at the corner, gilt-rolled turn-ins, moire silk endpapers, all edges gilt. 6 original photographic sepia prints mounted on plates. Small chip to the lower fore-corner of the front board, slight bubbling to the lacquer on the rear board, spine rubbed with the joints just starting at the foot, minor stains to one or two leaves, but overall a very good copy. An attractive copy of Scott's Lady of the Lake (first published in 1810) with beautiful photographic illustrations of Scottish lochs, caves and castles, and in a classic Mauchline binding. Mauchline-ware, executed between the 1830s and the 1920s in the village of Mauchline and produced to fuel the blazing passion for Scottish tourism (which Walter Scott himself had done more than any to fan the flames), were some of the first bindings to be illustrated by a photographic process, which started in the 1860s.

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        The German Arctic Expedition of 1869-70, and Narrative of the Wreck of the "Hansa" in the Ice

      London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, 1874. First English Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Contemporary half burgundy morocco (rebacked), lettered in gilt within gilt ruled compartments along spine; backstrip and covers very firm and square, showing no splits, just mildly rubbed; contents clean and tight with no loose leaves and no pen-marks, just some occasional spotting, age-toning and browning and a little wear to the foredges; a Durban Club bookplate at the front pastedown, but not from a library and so no such stamps or labels; size: 8vo (240mm x 170mm); collation: pp. viii (includes title-page), 590, and 4 chromolithographs, two steel-engraved portraits, 40 half-page woodcuts, 28 whole-page woodcuts, and two charts at rear (one folding). A detailed account of the voyage of the German Ships Germania and Hansa, the wreck of the Hansa in the ice, sled journeys and observations of natural phenomena in Greenland, etc. A very good copy of the first English edition.

      [Bookseller: Prior Books]
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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.

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        Lady Anna

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

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        Vicosoprano. Handkolorierter Original-Holzschnitt.

      0 - Bildgrösse: 19x24,5 cm. 1 Blatt unter Passepartout. Original-Holzschnitt auf weissem Papier mit Aquarell bearbeitet, zeigt eine Partie des Dorfes mit dem alten Wehrturm und einigen traditionelles Häusern. Unen rechts im Holzstock monogramiert und bezeichnet "Vicosoprano". Auf Passepartout hs. bezeichnet und signiert. Hinten mit Stempel "Alois Konrad Schwärzler, Graphiker. St.Moritz, Engadin". - Alois Konrad Schwärzler (1874-1958) von Kufstein (Oesterreich), lebte 1904-1918 in St. Moritz und Riva. Oesterreichischer Landschaftsmaler und ab 1905 hauptsächlich Holzschneider. Gründete 1947 den Künstlerbund "Tyrol". Er hinterlies ein umfangreiches Werk an Holzschnitten, in denen sich vielfach altdeutsche und volkstümliche Elemente mit zeitgenössischen expressiven Ansätzen verbindet.

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        My Early Life, the first edition, first printing inscribed and dated by the author in 1931, housed in a half-morocco preservation case

      My Early Life is Churchill's extremely popular autobiography, covering the years from his birth in 1874 to his first few years in Parliament. This is the first edition, first printing, first state, first binding state, inscribed and dated by Churchill. The inscription in black in three lines on the upper blank endsheet preceding the half-title reads: "Inscribed by / Winston S. Churchill / 1931." When My Early Life was first published in late October 1930, reviewer Sir Harold Nicolson likened it to "a beaker of Champagne". It is widely regarded as among the most engaging and approachable of Churchill's books. My Early Life has been reprinted many times and signed copies of later editions are often obtainable, but a premium understandably appends to inscribed first editions. Here is the first edition, first printing. Moreover, first state is confirmed by only 11 Churchill titles in the "Works by the Same Author" box on the half-title verso. First binding state is confirmed by coarse cloth with the title and author stamped gilt in three lines on the front cover. The plum colored binding of this edition proved especially susceptible to fading, soiling, and wear; nearly all copies are considerably spine faded, the plum color frequently bleaching nearly white with sun exposure. Moreover, the contents are susceptible to heavy spotting and the binding is often cocked. This is a respectable, if imperfect, example in about very good overall condition. The original, unrestored plum cloth binding remains tight and square with a nicely rounded spine and minor wear primarily confined to the corners and spine ends. The spine retains brightly legible gilt, but is moderately faded and freckled. The front cover is clean and retains bright gilt, but is unevenly faded on three edges clearly due to being left exposed to sunlight with another book or rectangular object covering the majority of the cover. The rear cover remains bright with only light soiling at the edges. The lower corners are bumped. The inscription page shows only light spotting. The inscription itself remains unfaded. Ink from "1931" and the three dots from the lower case "i" in "Inscribed" "Winston" and "Churchill" have bled slightly onto the facing page, nicely confirming what we already know - that this volume's endpapers are original. The balance of the contents are in very good condition, particularly for an edition that proved prone to pervasive spotting. The contents remain respectably bright. Light spotting within is substantially confined to the prelims and index. We find no previous ownership bookplates or inscriptions. The sole interior mark appears to be that made by the author. Moderate page edge spotting only occasionally intrudes onto the inner page margins. The top edge is lightly dust soiled and all three edges show some age-toning. The book is protected in a new custom, half-morocco clamshell case commissioned by us from a talented, sole-proprietor UK binder. The leather is hand-dyed dark plum with raised spine bands, extensive gilt decoration, and an acid-neutral archival inner lining. The case spine is stamped "INSCRIBED" at the foot and is quite handsome on the shelf. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A91.1.a, Woods/ICS A37(aa), Langworth p.131.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Chopped Up Niggers

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

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        COSTUMES DU XVIIIe SIÈCLE tirés des Prés-Saint Gervais..., Paris, P. Roquette, Éditeur, 1874.

      Buona ril. carton., dorso in pelle, nerv. e tit. in oro al dorso, cm 36x25, pp 15 di t., 50 tavv f.t. con magnif. acqueforti di A. Guillaumot figlio, su disegno di M. Draner, le acquef. sono stampate su carta pesante. Contenute tracce d?uso est. Qualche fiorit., peraltro ottimo esempl.

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        Le Tour du Monde en 80 Jours. Dessins par MM. De Neuville et L. Benett.

      J. Hetzel 1874 Les Voyages Extraordinaires Cartonnage marron "aux bouquets de roses aux médaillon de cercle noir". Toutes tranches dorées. Bon exemplaire. Bel état du cartonnage sans accidents. Quelques rousseurs.

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        HISTOIRE GENERALE DE LA MARINE COMPRENANT LES NAUFRAGES CELEBRES LE VOYAGES AUTOUR DU MONDE, LES DECOUVERTES ET COLONISATIONS L'HISTOIRE DES PIRATES, CORSAIRES ET NEGRIERS EXPLOITS DES MARINS ILLUSTRES VOYAGES DANS LES MERS GLACIALES GUERRES ET BATAILLES NAVALES JUSQ'UA BOMBARDEMENT DE TANGER ET LA PRISE DE MOGADOR

      PENEAUD VICTOR ET EUGENEEdito nel 1874 in Paris 4 volumi in 8¯ grande, legatura in mezza pergamena, tassello al dorso con titoli in oro, 40 tavole fuori testo in parte acquarellate. Raccoglie naufragi celebri, viaggi intorno al mondo, le scoperte e le colonizzazioni, la storia dei pirati, corsari e negrieri, battaglie navali, ecc. Buon esemplare.

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        Les Pliades.

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

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        The Mansions Of England In The Olden Time

      , London: Henry Sothern, 1874. . First edition thus preceded by the edition of 1839-49 published in four volumes. Illustrated with 104 lithographic plates of English mansions. Bound in full red leather with elaborate gilt-stamped decorations and title on front, 11 x 15 inches, spine five raised bands, a.e.g., gilt inner dentelles and marbled end papers. Unfortunately spine and corners have been rather roughly repaired, though original spine has been preserved and laid down. Plates are fine.

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        Nouveaux Melanges D'archeologie D'histoire Et De Litterature Sur Le Moyen Age.

      , Paris, Firmin Didot, 1874-77.. . Text in French. Four volumes: I. [IVORIES, MINIATURES AND ENAMELS]; II. [MYSTERIOUS CURIOUSITIES]; III. [CHURCH DECORATIONS]; and IV. [LIBRARIES]. Illustrated throughout with fine engravings and elaborate initials. Bound in full burgandy cloth with the titles in gilt on the spines. Minor wear at heads and heels, white stain at heel of two volumes, ex-library with an ink stamp on the title pages and a pocket at rear, with no other library markings, over all very good. Text block is tight and generally clean with only occasional minor foxing.

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        The Gilded Age / A Tale of Today

      Hartford: American Publishing Company 1874 Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1874. First Edition, second issue. 8vo. Illustrated by Hoppin, Stephens, Williams, White and others. Original publisher's sheep, black leather spine labels lettered in gilt, front cover rehinged, else fine. BAL 3357 . With a page of octavo manuscript in Warner's hand, about 130 words, concerning the character Philip Sterling with reflections on the fairer sex ("It is probably on account of the lack of enterprise in women that they are not as fond of stock speculations and mine ventures as men. It is only when woman becomes demoralized that she takes to any sort of gambling-")

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        Autograph letter Signed

      N.p., July 29, 1874: J.B.C., 1874 Corot, Jean-Baptiste (1796-1875) The great French landscape painter identified with the Barbizon School. Autograph Letter Signed. 8vo., 1 page, July 29, 1874 to an unnamed friend. Corot writes that he has just learned that the party (possibly Birthday), of his sister was being celebrated with a luncheon. Corot asks his correspondent to take note that it will be later at dinner that he will present his bouquet to Madame Demeure. A neat chatty letter. $1275. Signed by Author. Original Autographed Letters.

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        Register der Assistenzärzte des k. k. allgemeinen Krankenhauses Wien. 10 pages, (355 x215 mm)

      "Dieses Register beinhaltet die strenge Hausordnung des k.k. allgemeinen Krankenhauses Wien und führt die Assistenzärzte (""Sekundarärzte"") mit Namen und Datum auf. Signiert von Freund: ""Sigm Freud 30/4 1883"", neben unzähligen anderen Signaturen. Das Register erstreckt sich über den Zeitraum von 1874 bis 1887 und - ob zufällig oder nicht - finden wir unter dem Eintrag zu Freud den Namen Carl Koller, welcher an Freuds vorhergehenden Studien zu Kokain weiterarbeitete und durch seine Entdeckung der anästhetischen Wirkung von Kokain Weltruhm erlangte. Mit diesem Dokument beginnt außerdem Freuds Aktivität unter Theodor Meynert, was in seiner Studienreise nach Paris und schlussendlich in der Begründung der Psychoanalyse gipfelte. Des Weiteren handelt es sich bei dem Register um ein einzigartiges Dokument der Geschichte der Medizin in Wien während des letzten Viertels des 19. Jahrhunderts. Wir finden auch Arthur Schnitzler und zahlreiche weitere Namen, die in Freuds medizinischer Geschichte auftauchen. "

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        The Mansions Of England In The Olden Time

      . First edition thus preceded by the edition of 1839-49 published in four volumes. Illustrated with 104 lithographic plates of English mansions. Bound in full red leather with elaborate gilt-stamped decorations and title on front, 11 x 15 inches, spine five raised bands, a.e.g., gilt inner dentelles and marbled end papers. Unfortunately spine and corners have been rather roughly repaired, though original spine has been preserved and laid down. Plates are fine.

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        Nouveaux Melanges D'archeologie D'histoire Et De Litterature Sur Le Moyen Age.

      . Text in French. Four volumes: I. [IVORIES, MINIATURES AND ENAMELS]; II. [MYSTERIOUS CURIOUSITIES]; III. [CHURCH DECORATIONS]; and IV. [LIBRARIES]. Illustrated throughout with fine engravings and elaborate initials. Bound in full burgandy cloth with the titles in gilt on the spines. Minor wear at heads and heels, white stain at heel of two volumes, ex-library with an ink stamp on the title pages and a pocket at rear, with no other library markings, over all very good. Text block is tight and generally clean with only occasional minor foxing.

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        Oeuvres.

      8°. Vol. 1: 4 cartes, 4 pl. (1 en couleurs). Vol. 6: 2 cartes; Vol. 8: 10 pl.; Vol. 10: 2 portraits; Atlas: 12 pl. Reliure demi chagrin rouge a coins, titres dorés. l'Atals en cartonnage d'époque avec pièce de titre rouge. 10 vol. + Atlas. Reédition de la première édition des oeuvres de 1864 (pour les vol 1 - 5), 1836-39 (pour les vol. 6, 7), 1854 (pour vol. 9). - La correspondance (vol. 10) en édition originale. - Quelques rousseurs imfirmes.

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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

      William Blackwood, Edinburgh, 1874. 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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        I.O.G.B. How It was Born and How It Died

      [No place: no publisher]. 1874. First. Illustrated wrappers. 71pp. Small octavo. Small chip front wrap, tear about halfway down the spine edge, still a pleasing, very good example. A parody on Donaldson's failed ballooning attempt to cross with Atlantic in what is here called the Indian Orchard Gas Bag, a balloon lined with muslin manufactured by Indian Orchard. Scarce. OCLC locates three copies. .

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        Grundzuge der physiologischen Psychologie

      Wilhelm Engelmann Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann, 1874. Wundt, Wilhelm (1832-1920). Grundzuge der physiologischen Psychologie. 8vo. xii, 870, [2, errata]pp. Text illustrations. 232 x 158 mm. Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann, 1874. Original half cloth, marbled boards, rebacked preserving original spine. Some browning as in all copies, otherwise very good. First Edition. Garrison-Morton 4976. Horblit, One Hundred Books Famous in Science, 100a. The foundation of experimental psychology, which uses quantitative methods to study psychological processes such as perception and the formation of ideas. Wundt first conceived of a physiological psychology in 1858 while working as an assistant to Helmholtz, and produced two works on the subject before publishing the Grundzuge, the book that made his reputation. Wundt later established the first laboratory devoted to experimental psychology, which exerted an enormous influence in the spread of "brass instrument psychology" as Wundt attracted more and more foreign students, particularly Americans, many of whom later founded similar laboratories of their own. Wundt's system of experimental psychology is difficult to summarize, as he constantly changed his views without warning, and he left no significant factual or theoretical contribution to the science. His greatest importance lay in his ability to stimulate research and in his role as the leader of a crusade; he "constituted an important rallying point for the generation of young men who saw experimental psychology as a new avenue to man's self-understanding" (DSB). Norman 2270.

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        THE BLANK CHEQUE, A Fable. By the Author of The New Belfry and The Vision of the Three T's

      14, [1] pp. Recently finely rebound in half calf gilt over marble boards with leather title to upper cover. First edition. Lacks half-title which is included in the pagination as pages 1 & 2; small area of restoration in the blank margin of the last leaf. Else a very good copy of a scarce title.Williams, Madan, Green 97

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        Life of a Sportsman (UK Hardcover)

      George Routledge and Sons 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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        Codice aragonese o sia lettere regie, ordinamenti ed altri atti governativi dè sovrani aragonesi in Napoli, riguardanti l'amministrazione interna del reame e le relazioni all'estero. Volumi tre in 4 tomi (il secondo è diviso in due parte).

      Antonio Cavaliere 1866- Quattro tomi in-8° di pp. CIV-562-XXXIV-384-512-XVI-422, il frontespizio e le prime 16 pagine della parte seconda del volume secondo sono in fotocopia. Legature in cartonato recente con titolo ai dorsi. Esemplare intonso, con fioriture del tempo.

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        Letter handwritten and signed by N. S. Shaler (1841-1906)

      Not published Cambridge, MA: Not published, 1874. Two page handwritten letter on Robert Clarke & Co. Cincinnati letterhead, dated May 20, 1874. A difficult to read letter, signed N. S. Shaler. This letter (to an unknown recipient) begins "I am satisfied that your plan for securing an Agassiz Scholarship at Penekese and the Museum of Comparative Zoology (of which Penekese is the summer school) is the only practicable method of doing anything for the memory of Agassiz. I shall therefore...second your efforts by all the means in my...two thousand five hundred dollars (or any larger sum of course)...I am compelled to be away for ten days to come I hope you will ...a paper and have it circulated, As I am trying to do the same thing in Kentucky, acting in the...and shall not be able to give much to the Cincinnati fund however + will do something in memory at the next meeting of the Nat. Hist. Soc. + shall make a talk on the material..." Nathaniel Southgate Shaler was an American paleontologist and geologist who wrote extensively on the theological and scientific implications of the theory of evolution. He studied at Harvard under Louis Agassiz and would go on to become a Harvard lecturer and professor of paleontology for two decades (1869-1888) and as professor of geology for nearly two more (1888-1906). Shaler served for two years during the Civil War as Captain of Artillery (5th Kentucky Battery) in the Federal Army.. Signed. First Edition. Very good+ condition.

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        FONDATION B. IN. G. BIBLIOTHEQUE INTERNATIONALE DE GASTRONOMIE. CATALOGO DEL FONDO ITALIANO E LATINO DELLE OPERE DI GASTRONOMIA SEC. XIV-XIX.

      3 voll ril. in seta con sovr. ed elegante custodia, cm 32x25, Vol. I: Opere a stampa A-K pp 928, 32 tavv a colori f.t., numerosissime ill. b/n nel t.; Vol. II: Opere a stampa L-Z, pp 1874, 32 tavv a colori f.t. numerosiss. ill. b/n nel t.; Vol. III: Indici grafici, pp 988. Esemplare allo stato di nuovo.

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        The Thanotophidia of India. Being a description of the Venomous Snakes of the Indian Penisula with an account of the influence of thei poison on life and a series of experiments. London. J. and A. Churchill 1872 (1a Ediz.).

      In folio, leg. non coeva in mz.tela nera, dorso muto, titolo impresso in oro sul piatto ant.; pp.X-156 (occhiello e frontespizio in fotocopia), 31 tavv. litografate (28 in cromolitografia, molto belle, 2 a doppia pagina), purtroppo le tavole sono tutte interessate da un'ampia gora nel margine sup., che va attenandosi sempre più nella parte del testo, fino quasi a scomparire a partire da p.30. Esemplare raro, ma difettoso.Caseb Wood p. 338. Nissen ZBI, 1339.Un classico lavoro sui serpenti velenosi indiani, ripubblicato nel 1874 (testo ampliato, immutate il numero delle tavole). L'Autore (1824-1907) era un medico inglese, professore al Medical College diCalcutta, intraprese importantii studi sugli apparati veleniferi degli Ofidi e su come prevenire l'avvelenamento da punture di serpente nell'uomo. Le belle tavole vennero eseguiti da giovani artisti della Government School of Art di Calcutta. In base ai difetti sopra descritti l'opera viene posta in vendita ad un prezzo notevolmente ribassato (la quotazione per un buon esemplare è oggi stimata sui 2000-3000 ?).

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        County Atlas of Warren, New Jersey

      F.W. Beers Folio, leather spine & cloth, 33 maps, 92 pp. Joints cracked, but covers still attached, some wear and tears to binding, map of Pahaquarry is loose, with some tears and damage outside margins, some discoloration extends a little into map image, one Washington map has a margin tear, all other maps, including the folding maps are in very good condition; some foxing and aging, but generally bright and clean internally. Rather rare atlas of Warren County New Jersey. Auction records indicate this atlas has come up for sale only four times in the last 25 years, and fetched over $1,000 the last time out. Includes maps of the United Staes, New Jersey, Warren County, along with those of Hope, Knowlton, Independence, and Hackettstown. Phillips 2171

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        A Short History of the English People

      Macmillan and Co London: Macmillan and Co, 1874. Hard Cover. Very Good. First Edition. The extremely rare first edition of a key work in British history. Very good in original dark brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Bumping to corners, light rubbing to boards, and slight crease to rear board. This book has been expertly recased using all original materials. The interior has a few light spots of foxing throughout and spots of browning to the end pages. Includes a time line, genealogical tables, and five maps of which four are printed in color. Features the bookplate of Thomas Brooke. Housed in a fine brown cloth slipcase with leather and gilt title label to spine. Index, 847 pages. ENG/052110. Very Good.

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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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        Voyage D’Exploration A La Mer Morte, A Petra, Et Sur La Rive Gauche Du Jourdain . Oeuvre Posthume Publiée Par Ses Petits-Fils Sous La Direction de M. Le Comte De Vogüé [Vols. 1 and 2 only]

      Arthus Bertrand Editeur Paris: Arthus Bertrand, Editeur, 1874. First edition. Hardcover. vg. Large folios. III, [1], 388, 222, [6]pp. Modern burgundy buckram. Original printed wrappers bound in. First two volumes of this monumental work originally published in 3 volumes and 2 atlases. Volume I: entitled: "Relation du Voyage" and containing numerous in-text wood engravings. Volume II: consists of two texts, the first by M. Vignes entitled "De Petra A Palmyre", the second by MM. Mauss & Henri Sauvaire entitled "Voyage de Jerusalem à Karak et à Chaubak", and containing numerous full-page charts. Some age wear on original wrappers with closed tear on front wrapper of first volume (professionally taped) and left corner of back wrapper torn. Minor age-toning along edges of wrappers. Sporadic and minor foxing on very first and very last pages of both volumes. Text in French. Binding in overall fine, interior in very good condition. The Duc de Luynes (1802-1867), eminent numismatist, scholar, archaeologist and collector of art, directed and sponsored this important expedition to Palestine, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon in 1864. Louis Vignes (1831-1896), a French marine officer who started taking photographs in the Holy Land using the Calotype system since 1859. He accompanied Honore d'Albert, Duc de Luynes at the end of September in 1864 on an archaeological journey from Beirut to Palmyra. His greatest achievement was the exploration of the Dead Sea basin at the same year. Vignes took many photographs during his voyages and explorations in the Holy Land.

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