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        Dante and His Circle: With Italian Poets Preceeding Him. (1100-1200-1300. A Collection of Lyrics edited and translated in the Original Meter [...]

      London: Ellis and White, 1874. Dark navy cloth with gilt title and rule to spine, gilt ruled border to boards. Inscribed and dated by Rossetti to Frederick George Stevens, hopefull painter of the Preraphaelite group. Stevens eventually became an art critic and teacher, authoring the first major biography of Rossetti as an artist as well as a poet. Professional restoration to head and heel, and to corners, with evidence of past wear at those places; tiny ex-libris rubber stamp and small tape stained card bookplate to front pastedown, which carries some tape stain near the card.. Inscribed By Author. Revised Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo.

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        DANTE AND HIS CIRCLE: WITH THE ITALIAN POETS PRECEDING HIM (1100-1200-1300). A COLLECTION OF LYRICS, EDITED, AND TRANSLATED IN THE ORIGINAL METRES

      London: Ellis and White, 1874.. Original dark blue cloth, ruled and lettered in gilt, edges untrimmed. With the bookplate of John Quinn on the front pastedown. Shallow chipping at extreme crown of spine, front inner hinge cracked (but sound), foretips slightly bumped, but otherwise a very good, bright copy. Folding clamshell box, bearing the bookplate of another distinguished collector. First revised edition, following the 1861 collection entitled THE EARLY ITALIAN POETS FROM CIULLO D'ALCAMO TO DANTE ALIGHIERI. A fine presentation copy, inscribed on the title-page: "To Moncure D. Conway from his friend DG Rossetti 1875." Moncure Daniel Conway (1832-1907) was a prominent American Unitarian minister whose anti-slavery views caused him to move to London at the time of the Civil War. He became a close friend of the Rossettis and the other Pre-Raphaelites, was instrumental in arranging for the first English edition of Whitman, and officiated at the funerals of many writers and artists, including Oliver Madox Brown and Ford Madox Brown. NCBEL IV:491. QUINN SALE 8158.

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        THE GREVILLE MEMOIRS. A JOURNAL OF THE REIGNS OF KING GEORGE IV AND KING WILLIAM IV. [with:] A JOURNAL OF THE REIGN OF QUEEN VICTORIA

      London. 1874-1887.. Eight volumes bound in twenty. Contemporary brown morocco, gilt, by Zaehnsdorf, t.e.g. Light wear to bindings, spines a bit sun-faded. Generally quite clean internally. Profusely extra-illustrated with over 2000 additional plates and manuscripts. Very good. A handsome set of this important memoir by politician and diarist Charles Cavendish Fulke Grenville, lavishly extra- illustrated with engravings and manuscript material. Greville (1794-1865) served as Clerk in the Council Ordinary from 1821 to 1859, a career that spanned the reigns of three monarchs and brought him into contact with the most important and influential people of the day. His memoirs are an invaluable source of both social and political insight for the period. First published in 1874, during Queen Victoria's reign, the memoirs caused something of a scandal, as they pertained directly to public figures who were still alive. "The appearance in print of the private diaries of a man who had known everyone of importance in public life for a generation, and who had not hesitated to set down what they had told him and his opinion of their characters and attainments, caused an uproar in society in 1874. Disraeli described their publication as 'a social outrage'; another of those men in public life who appeared in their pages observed, 'It is like Judas writing the lives of the apostles'" - DNB. Greville's MEMOIRS are an interesting and informative read. This copy has been extensively extra-illustrated with over two thousand engravings, as well as many autograph letters, providing the reader with an even more well- informed portrait of the times. An extra imprint, printed in red, at the bottom of each titlepage reads, "Extended and illustrated by Loren Griswold DuBois, Boston 1888." DuBois has included portraits of Queen Charlotte, William Pitt, Princess Victoria, Napoleon, and many others; several of the portraits are hand-colored, as are several of the views. Letters are included by Lady Conyngham; Frederick, Duke of York; Charles X, King of France; Robert Peel, and others. A unique and wonderful set of this important work, essential for any collector of this period. DNB (online).

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        Works of Charles Dickens [with] The Life of Charles Dickens, The

      1874-76. Illustrated Library Edition Of DickensDICKENS, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens [and] The Life of Charles Dickens. London: Chapman and Hall, 1874-1876. Thirty-two octavo volumes comprised of thirty volumes of The Works…. Illustrated Library Edition, and two volumes of The Life… Library Edition. Illustrated throughout.Contemporary half blue morocco over cloth boards. Spines lettered and decorated in gilt. Marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. A handsome set in excellent condition.This beautiful set features illustrations by Hablot Knight Brown (Phiz), John Leech, George Cruikshank, Robert Seymour, and George Cattermole, etc. “This the best edition of my books is, of right, inscribed to my dear friend John Forster, biographer of Oliver Goldsmith, in affectionate acknowledgment of his counsel, sympathy, and faithful friendship during my whole literary life” (dedication leaf (p. [v]) in Volume I of The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club).“The Library Edition came about largely because of the suggestion of Forster that while Dickens's works were available in volumes in the Cheap Edition and in reprints of the serial parts, there was no high-quality edition that would appeal to the wealthy. Dickens eventually came round to the idea that an elegant edition could raise the stature of his writings. He faced a complication, in that the rights to the works were divided between Chapman and Hall and Bradbury and Evans. Consequently, the volumes contained the imprints of both publishers. With a dedication to Forster, the Library Edition appeared in 22 volumes in 1858-9 at 7s 6d per volume. Titles included Pickwick, Nickleby, Chuzzlewit, Old Curiosity Shop, REPRINTED PIECES, Barnaby Rudge, Hard Times, Sketches by Boz, Oliver Twist, Dombey, Copperfield, PICTURES FROM ITALY, Bleak House, Little Dorrit, and Christmas Books. The only illustrations were the frontispieces. Between 1861 and 1874 this edition was reissued in 30 volumes with the addition of Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Our Mutual Friend, The Uncommercial Traveller, A CHILDS HISTORY OF ENGLAND, CHRISTMAS STORIES, and Drood. The reissue contained illustrations—the frontispieces plus additional illustrations by artists such as Marcus STONE, John LEECH, and Clarkson STANFIELD—and came to be known as the Illustrated Library Edition…Recognizing the continuing potential for sales of Dickens's works, Chapman and Hall in 1873 published a prospectus for the Second Illustrated Library Edition, containing, they contended, all the works the novelist wished to preserve. Calling it the first well-printed issue, with specially cast type and better paper than that used in previous editions, this set was published in 30 volumes between 1873 and 1876 and sold at £15 for the set, a high price for the time” (Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens, pp. 205-206).Gimbel D72.

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        The Works of Charles Dickens. . Including: The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, Old Curiosity Shop, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, etc

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1874-76., 1874. The Illustrated Library Edition. 30 volumes; 8vo. Contemporary binding of half dark green morocco with gilt raised bands, gilt titles, and extra gilt decoration to spines, green cloth boards; marbled end papers and edges. With illustrations from the original works by Phiz, Browne, Cruikshank, etc. Bookplate and Dickens anniversary stamp pasted down to first free end paper of all volumes. A remarkable set in an unusually bright, tight and highly decorative contemporary binding, just a touch rubbed to extremities. Podeschi [Gimbel] D72

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        The Works

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1874. 30 volumes, octavo (213 × 134 mm). Finely bound by Bickers and son in tree calf, red and green morocco labels, elaborate tooling to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, twin rule to boards with corner-pieces, roll to turn-ins in blind, marbled endpapers and edges. Illustrated plates throughout by, among others, George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz), George Cattermole, Marcus Stone, H. K. Browne, Sir Edwin Landseer, John Leech, F. Walker, Maclise, Standfield, Doyle and Tenniel. Some occasional light foxing, spines a little dulled and rubbed, an excellent set. Comprising 30 volumes "Works of Charles Dickens", Illustrated Library Edition and 3 volumes "The Life of Charles Dickens" by John Forster, fourth edition. An attractive example of what Dickens called "the best edition of my works". A particularly handsome set.

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        [Les Classiques & Autographes d'exception] Madame Bovary

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1874. relié. 9,5x16,5cm. Dernière édition publiée du vivant de l'auteur, illustrée d'un frontispice. Reliure en demi veau bronze, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés et ornés de doubles caissons dorés agrémenté de motifs décoratifs floraux dorés, pièce de titre et nom de l'auteur de maroquin framboise, pièce de tomaison de maroquin olive, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée, étuis. Infimes traces de frottements sur le dos et légères traces d'usure sur un mors du tome 1. Rarissime envoi de l'auteur à (Louis) Ménard: "A mon ami Ménard, Gustave Flaubert, 28 Mai 77". Savant, peintre, poète, philosophe, helléniste et chimiste Louis Ménard est le parangon de l'artiste intellectuel complet tel qu'il s'envisageait au XIXe. Il est l'ami d'enfance de Baudelaire, l'initie au hashish, et participe avec lui au Club des Hashischins auquel se rend également Flaubert. Très engagé politiquement, il fréquente Karl Marx et Proudhon, prend parti pour la Révolution de 1848. Son "Prologue d’une révolution, février-juin 1848", paru en 1849 lui vaut 3 ans de prison et inspire sans doute Flaubert pour l'Education Sentimentale. Comme peintre, il se lie avec les artistes de Barbizon, comme chimiste, il invente le collodion, et comme linguiste, il tente, sans succès, de réformer l'orthographe. A sa mort, Edouard Champion publiera en son hommage "Le tombeau de Louis Ménard" avec la collaboration de Huysmans, Louÿs, Barrés, Bourget, Claretie, Coppée, Heredia, Houssaye, Montesquiou, Régnier, etc... Bel exemplaire agréablement établi comportant un rare envoi de l'auteur sur ce texte. - Alphonse Lemerre, Paris _1874, 9,5x16,5cm, 2 volumes reliés sous étuis. - Les Classiques & Autographes d'exception 2 volumes reliés sous étuis

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        Le Candidat

      Paris, Charpentier et Co.,, 1874. Comedie en quatre actes représentée sur le théâtre du Vaudeville les 11, 12, 13 et 14 mars 1874 12mo. Original grey wrappers printed in black, all edges untrimmed. Housed in a quarter dark green morocco solander box. Backstrip worn and with some repair but an excellent copy of a vulnerable book. First edition, sole printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the first blank, "a mon ami Armand Renaud, Gus Flaubert". Renaud was a poet of some distinction in throughout the middle decades of the nineteenth century, many of his poems were set to music by Camille Saint-Saëns and of the numerous works he published six at least are known with presentation inscriptions from him to Flaubert. A rare book in presentation state and the author's only play.

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        Around The World In Eighty Days

      Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1874. Good, owner inscription dated 1874 on ffep, covers faded, frontispiece tissue guard browned. Hardback, 12mo, xvi, 315 pp, engravings, all edges gilt, pictorial cloth, gilt front cover and spine, bevelled edges third edition; translated by Geo M Towle.

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        A FLOATING CITY and THE BLOCKADE RUNNERS

      1874. hardcover. Verne, Jules. A FLOATING CITY, and THE BLOCKADE RUNNERS. Translated from the French. London: Sampson Low, Martson, Low, & Searle, 1874. 40 pp ads dated August 1874. Original orange cloth decorated in black and gilt, beveled, all edges gilt. <p>First British Edition, published in September 1874 -- the same month as Scribner Armstrong&#39;s American edition. This volume consists of two separate tales. The first is a fictionalized narrative of Verne&#39;s 1867 passage from Liverpool to New York aboard "The Great Eastern," the largest iron ship ever built and one of the wonders of its age. Her length was 692 feet, her beam was 120, her paddlewheels and propeller were larger than anything the ocean had ever seen, and she was designed to carry more passengers than the Queen Mary. Because of her size, "The Great Eastern" was the only ship capable of laying the great Atlantic Cable. The second tale is fictional, more in Verne&#39;s usual style: a Glasgow shipowner devises an adventurous plan to run the Union blockade of southern ports during the American Civil War, in order to bring a load of cotton back to his city&#39;s 25,000 idle looms.</p> <p>This copy is in orange cloth (we have also had a dark red copy and a green one -- no priority). It is in bright, near-fine condition (spine slightly faded as usual with this color cloth, occasional light foxing on the leaves within); the elaborate gilt design on the front cover remains bright, and atypically, the original peach endpapers are <i>not</i> cracked). In our experience, this London edition is considerably scarcer than the New York one. Taves & Michaluk V008; Myers 22.</p> MARITIME (Sumner & Stillman Code:12157)

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        A Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Containing a Complete Account of the Wonderful and Thrilling Account of the Intrepid Subterranean Explorers, Prof. von Hardwigg, his Nephew Harry, and their Icelandic Guide, Hans Bjelke

      New York:: Scribner, Armstrong & Co,. No date but [1874].. Deluxe edition, sold by subscription only. Hardcover. Very good. This "scientific romance" marks the beginning of science fiction as a genre. Jules Verne was inspired by Charles Lyell&#39;s Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man (1863), and the trend away from a literal biblical account of the history of the Earth. "Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth". This is the deluxe edition, sold by subscription only, printed on heavier paper, with a superb gilt decorated pictorial binding, amongst THE SCARCEST AND MOST DESIRABLE of editions, with the terra cotta cloth and beveled edge binding. Published with 52 illustrations by Edouard Riou. 8vo, frontispiece, 413pp, ads (6pp ads undated), all edges gilt. Gilt and black stamped pictorial covers, with gilt scene of men on raft at front cover, gilt illustration of men in crystal cave, and "Scribner, Armstrong & Co." at lower spine [first state (with "Scribner, Armstrong & Co." at the spine foot, rather than the later "Scribners"]. Covers gently rubbed at corners and spine ends. Internally, inner hinge section of front end paper improperly adhered, now flattened; inner hinge repaired; two small chips in margins (p177 & 291); one signature slightly loose (p242), some faint smudges at margins of some pages. Restoration to spine. Overall, a decent copy. The 1st edition was published in French in 1864 &#39;Voyage au Centre de la Terre&#39;; the 1st English edition appeared in 1872; Scribner Armstrong&#39;s 1st US edition came out in November 1873, though dated 1874; and late in 1874 Scribner Armstrong published this deluxe edition.

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        FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON

      1874. hardcover. Verne, Jules. FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON. Direct in Ninety-Seven Hours and Twenty Minutes: And a Trip Round It. Translated from the French by Louis Mercier, M.A. (Oxon) and Eleanor E. King. With Eighty Full Page Illustrations. New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Company, 1874. 4 pp undated ads. Original light orange-brown cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, beveled. <p>First American Edition of this tale that had originally been published in France as two separate books (DE LA TERRE A LA LUNE in 1865, and AUTOUR DE LA LUNE in 1870). This tale was also sometimes published as THE BALTIMORE GUN CLUB, for that is where the story begins...</p> <p><?ms_indent>The story opens with a history of the "Gun Club" established at Baltimore by our veteran inventors and artillerists, disgusted with the close of a gigantic war entailing the cessation of their tremendous experiments. The firiest of them are about to emigrate when a trumpet summons from their Club President Barbican... The grand assemblage; Barbican&#39;s speech; his stunning proposition; the enthusiasm it awakens...; the selection of a site for the mammoth gun, 900 feet long, 9 feet interior diameter and 6 feet thickness of metal at the muzzle...; the firing of the Columbiad; its terrific effect, and the astounding result -- all these are detailed with a power, point, condition and &#39;spirituel&#39; wit that carry the reader on, from chapter to chapter, in a trance of intellectual delight, not unmingled with supreme astonishment at its ingenuity. [from "the earliest American editorial about Verne," cited in T&M]</?ms_indent></p> <p>This copy is in light orange-brown pebble-grain cloth. This first edition comes in numerous colors of cloth, both smooth and pebble-grain: we have seen green, brown, blue (moire) and orange smooth cloth, plus maroon, purple, terra-cotta and now light orange-brown pebble-grain cloth. This is a fine, bright copy, essentially as new; the lack of soil is especially remarkable for such a light-colored cloth. This book does not turn up in any better shape. Taves & Michaluk V003 & V007; Edwards 3 & 7; Myers 26. </p> FANTASY / SCIENCE FICTION / SUPERNATURAL (Sumner & Stillman Code:12309)

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        A JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH

      1874. hardcover. Verne, Jules. A JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH. With Fifty-Two Illustrations by Riou. New York: Scribner Armstrong and Co., 1874. Original orange cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt. <p>First American Edition of Jules Verne&#39;s second book, preceded only by FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON. The original French edition came out in 1864, and the British edition edition came out in November 1871 (dated 1872). This American edition then came out in November 1873, though dated 1874; this copy bears a January 1, 1874 gift inscription from grandfather to grandson. Almost a year later Scribner Armstrong also published this title in a special edition (undated), sold by subscription, on heavy paper stock in a beautiful gilt binding with beveled edges -- which today we do see more frequently than this first American edition.</p> <p>Though this tale was most-recently filmed in 2008, the most enduring version is the 1959 one starring James Mason and (cough cough) Pat Boone.</p> <p>This first American edition was issued in blue, green or orange cloth, without precedence. This copy, in orange, is in bright, near-fine condition: the endpapers do have hairline cracks at the hinge but the volume is remarkably free of soil or other wear, and the plates and text are free of foxing. This is a very attractive copy of a book that has become notoriously difficult to acquire in such advantageous condition. Taves & Michaluk V002.</p> FANTASY / SCIENCE FICTION / SUPERNATURAL (Sumner & Stillman Code:12331)

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        Grundzüge der physiologischen Psychologie. Mit 155 Holzschnitten.

      Leipzig, Engelmann, 1874. Lex 8vo. Presumably original half cloth with gilt title and lines to spine. Upper capital with a little bit of wear, but otherwise this fairly fragile binding is in surprisingly fine condition. First few leaves with a little bit of light brownspotting, otherwise fine. Stamp to title-page (Bibliothek des Kön. Real progymnasiums in Sonderburg) and a few old handwritten numbers to top of title-page. A few leaves with light pencil-underlinings. Repaired tear to first leaf of the Introduction, no loss. Illustrated throughout. XII, 870, (2, -errata) pp.. The uncommon first edition of Wundt's seminal main work, which constitutes the most important work in the field of experimental psychology, of which Wundt was the founder. Wundt's "Physiological Psychology" constituted a new domain of science. Apart from being the first to create this new science and to lecture on it, he was also the first to publish a book on it, namely the "Grundzüge der physiologischen Psychologie", which remains the first and foremost classic within the field and is now regarded as the most important book in the history of psychology."Wundt made experimental investigations of normal individual reactions, reflex responses, and general behaviour, and interpreted them in terms of neural mechanisms. He is the founder of experimental psychology and his book remains the most important on the subject." (Garrison & Morton)."Wilhelm Maximilian Wundt (1832-1920) is known to posterity as the "father of experimental psychology" and the founder of the first psychology laboratory (Boring, 1950: 317, 322, 344-5). From there, Wundt exerted enormous influence on the development of psychology as a discipline, especially in the United States. Somewhat reserved and shy in public, Wundt aggressively dominated his chosen arenas, the lecture hall and the pages of books, with a witty and sardonic persona.His scope was vast, his output incredible. His writings, totaling an estimated 53,000 pages, include: articles on animal and human physiology, poisons, vision, spiritualism, hypnotism, history, and politics; text- and handbooks of "medical physics" and human physiology; encyclopedic tomes on linguistics, logic, ethics, religion, a "system of philosophy;" not to mention his magna opera, the "Grundzüge der physiologischen Psychologie" and the "Völkerpsychologie" (in ten volumes)." (SEP).Horblit: 100aG&M: 4976 (presumably erroneusly stating the printing-year as 1873-74; all other bibliographical information merely states 1874, as all other copies that we have been able to locate. The preface, which is clearly written for the first appearance of the book, is dated March 1874)

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        Far From the Madding Crowd

      The Cornhill Magazine, January-December 1874.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      Not published 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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        The Greville Memoirs. A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV. ...of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1852. ...from 1852 to 1860.

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1874, 1885, 1887.. Three parts in 8 volumes, first editions, "Queen Victoria... 1852 to 1860" 2 volumes, the others 3 volumes each, 8vo, marbled endpapers, bookplates of Andrew Carnegie, philanthropist, showing some books, a flaming torch and the motto "Let There Be Light", bound by Maclehose of Glasgow in contemporary brown half morocco, marbled sides, t.e.g., a fine set. The political memoirs of a man who never held office but knew many important men. "Owing to his close relations with both whigs and tories... he was peculiarly well informed on the most secret transactions of contemporary politics... These characteristics, coupled with the brilliant portraits which he draws of his contemporaries, make his diaries the most important work of their kind of his generation" (DNB).

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        Édifices de Rome Moderne ou Recueil des palais, maisons, églises, couvents et autres monuments publics et particuliers les plus remarquables de la ville de Rome

      3 volumes. A. Morel et Cie, Paris 1874. (Second edition). Elephant folio. 4+2+6 pages + 354 engraved plates. Bound in 3 uniform green half-leather bindings (early 20th century). Marginal waterstains on plates 71-114 (last leaves of vol. 1); small waterstain on the last 5 plates, causing a small hole in the last (plate 354). Otherwise crisp and clean inside

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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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