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        Hindoo Mythology Popularly Treated . Presented As a Memento of His Visit to India to H. R. H. the Prince of Wales, K. G. , G. C. S. I. by His Highness the Gackwar of Baroda

      Madras: Gantz Brothers / Adelphi Press 1875 - Description: 42 p. Vi. Annotated by previous owner inside front. "Being an eptomized description of the various heathen deities illustrated on the silver swami tea service". Subjects: Hindoo mythology. Good copy in the original stiff-card wrappers; edges slightly nicked and dust-dulled as with age. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 42 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Letter signed, with autograph postscript, to Latimer Clark

      New York 1875 - Gray, Elisha (1835-1901). L.s., with autograph postscript, to Latimer Clark. New York, September 29, 1875. 1 page. 255 x 205 mm. Traces of mounting on verso, some spotting, small tears in left margin (not affecting text). Provenance: Latimer Clark.Elisha Gray, a prolific inventor of telegraph and other electrical devices, was a founder of the firm Barton and Gray, an ancestor of the Western Electric Company. In July 1875 Gray obtained two patents for a system of "electro-harmonic telegraphy" for transmitting musical tones as a means of increasing the number of messages that could be sent over a single wire. This led him to consider the possibility of a device that could transmit speech by wire, and on February 14, 1876, he filed a caveat (a confidential report of an invention not yet fully perfected) for such a device with the United States Patent Office, just hours after the filing of Alexander Graham Bell's patent application for a speaking telephone. Gray's and Bell's patents were later the subject of a bitter infringement battle, which ended with the court's determination that the Bell telephone patents were valid. Although deeply disappointed by this outcome, Gray continued to invent electrical devices, including the "telautograph," an ancestor of the facsimile machine.Gray's letter to Clark reads as follows:I have made an arrangement with Mr. Cyrus Field, by which he purchases one third of all our Patents except that in Great Britain, and of that I propose to transfer to him one third of my own half. We intend taking immediate steps forward pushing forward the sale of rights and instruments, and we are confident that he can render valuable assistance in these efforts.I hope you will at once signify your approval of the sale to him of the share in the English patents.Have you any news to give me or any plans to propose?I remain, Dear Sir, Yours truly, Elisha GrayPS: Please answer care Cyrus W. Field 145 Broadway, New YorkIt appears from both this letter and from Field's letter to Clark of December 9, 1875, that Clark had an interest in some of Gray's patents. Origins of Cyberspace 147.

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        FOUR PAGE HOLOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED. TO COLONEL THEO. F. RODENBOUGH, AUTHOR OF "FROM EVERGLADE TO CANON WITH THE SECOND DRAGOONS."

      1875. 1875 - Palmer was writing to a nervous and agitated Rodenbough, who was concerned with the seemingly poor initial response to his book, which is the history of the Second U.S. Cavalry. The letter was written at Fort Sanders, Wyoming Territory. Innis Newton Palmer, Army Officer (Mar. 30, 1824-Sept. 10, 1900). Born in Buffalo, New York, graduated from West Point in 1846 and assigned to the Mounted Rifles (later the 3rd Cavalry). Beginning at Vera Cruz in 1847, he fought in the Mexican War until the capture of Mexico City, winning two brevets and was seriously wounded. In 1849, he marched overland from Fort Leavenworth to Oregon Territory, serving at Oregon City and Fort Vancouver, then taking part in Indian campaigns in Texas from 1852-54. He transferred to the 2nd Cavalry (which became the 5th) in 1855 and returned to Texas where he served, including taking part in some Indian conflicts, until the Civil War. He ended the Civil War as a brevet Major General of Volunteers and brevet Brigadier General of the Army. Palmer served n the Plains with the 2nd Cavalry as Lieutenant Colonel and Colonel, retiring March 20, 1879, whereafter he divided his time between Washington D.C., and Denver. He died at Chevy Chase, Maryland, and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Fort Sanders. 1866-82. Fort John Buford. This four-company post was arranged around a 400- by 235-foot parade ground when first built, then enlarged to a 600- by 500-foot parade when two more companies were assigned to the permanent garrison. Two buildings are left at the site, both of stone for obvious reasons: guardhouse and magazine. I-80 cuts right across the parade ground south of the city of Laramie. From the downtown area, take US 287 south 2 miles. A stone marker is at the junction of the highway and a dirt road which leads to the guardhouse ruins, 100 yards east. The magazine is on the other side of the interstate highway in front of the Laramie Country Club clubhouse. The letter reads as follows: [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Petermann Vereinigte Staaten von Nord-Amerika in G. Blattern, BL 2 / Petermann: Vereinigte Staaten von Nord-Amerika in G. Blattern, BL 3(Great Lakes)

      1875 - Size : 357x840 (mm), 14x33 (Inches), Hand Colored

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        The Encyclopaedia Britannica. A dictionary of arts, sciences and general literature (9th edition). AND The New Volumes of the Encyclopaedia Britannica constituting in combination with the existing volumes of the ninth edition the tenth edition of that work, and also supplying a new, distinctive, and independent library of reference dealing with recent events and developments (10th edition)

      Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black, 1875-89 / 1902-1903.. Ninth Edition Volume 1-25 incl. index volume (25) And Tenth Edition Volume 25-35 incl maps (34) and index (35); Band 28 fehlt, insgesamt also 35 von 36 Bänden [Volume 28 is missing, altogether 35 of 36 Volumes] Quart 4°, 25 - 35 cm (Band 34 und 35 etwas höher als der Rest der Bände), gebunden, Halbleder auf vier Bünden, mit verstärkten Ecken, goldgeprägte Schrift auf dem Buchrücken, marmorierter Schnitt, in sehr gutem Zustand [(Volume 34 and 35 a little higher than the rest of the Volumes), bound, Halfleather, with reinforced edges, giltlettering on the spine, very good condition]. Die 10. Auflage ist als Ergänzung zur 9. Auflage herausgekommen. Sie besteht aus 11 Bänden (Hier nur 10 von 11 vorhanden). Diese Bände sind ab dem 25. Band nummeriert, da der eigentliche Teil der 9. Auflage mit dem 24. Band endet und enden mit dem Band 35. [The 10th edition was made as a supplement to the 9th edition. It consists of 11 Volumes (here only 10 of 11 existing) These volumes were numbered from 25, since the main part of the 9th edition ended with Volume 24, to Volume 35] L

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Karl Heinz Schmitz]
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        Faraglioni.

      ca. 1875, albumen print, 38,4 x 28,8 cm, on mount, photograph no. 40. KEYWORDS:italy / capri

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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        A Collection of Twenty-Two Pamphlets on Botanical Science

      88 - Various - Various 1875 - A collection of scarce pamphlets and extracts on various subjects within thebotanical sciences. With the original paper wraps bound in. 1875 Notes on a Proposed Re-Issue of the Flora of Hertfordshire by R. A. Pryor. 1876 On the Botanical Work of the Past Season by R. A. Pryor. 1877 The Journal of the Quekett Microscopical Club. 1877 The London Catalogue of British Plants. 1877 A Popular Description of the Natal Ferns by J. M. Wood. Plant Records for Botanical Survey of Bedfordshire. 1879 Classification of Ferns by J. M. Wood. 1875 Examination Papers for Geology, Botany, and Agriculture. 1880 A Review of the British Characeae by Henry and James Groves. 1883 On Chara Obtusa by Henry and James Groves. 1881 Notes on British Characeae. 1881 The London Catalogue of British Mosses and Hepatics. 1883 The Botanical Record Club: Phanerogamic and Cryptogamic. Reports for 1881 and 1882. 1882 Studies in Microscopical Science. 1883 Report on Phenological Phenomena Observed in Hertfordshire during the year 1882. 1883 Reports of the Botanical Record Club Edited by F. Arnold Lees. 1883 Notes on British Characeae by Henry & James Groves. 1884 Notes on Mosses by A. E. Gibbs. 1887 The Botanical Record Club: Phanerogamic and Cryptogamic. Reports for 1884, 1885, 1886. 1886 Hemel Hempstead Natural History Society, Annual Report for 1885. 1887 Hemel Hempstead Natural History Society, Annual Report for 1886. 1888 Hemel Hempstead Natural History Society, Annual Report for 1887. Some of the pamphlets are accompanied by illustrative plates. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, some bumping. Internally, generallyfirmly bound, although becoming split in places. Somepamphlets have slightbrowning, and there are intermittent spots. There are occasional ink annotations or notes, prominent to the Botanical Survey of Bedfordshire and the examination papers. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        PHILADELPHIA Originaltitel :"THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA"

      1875 datiert. Chromolithographie Blattgrösse 69.0x96.0cm; Bildgrösse 52.0x82.5cm vollrandig, gleichmässig gebräunt, Wasserflecken am untersten Papierrand Versand schwierig, brüchiges Papier. Postsending difficult, paper fragile. paper evenly brownish-shaded, no tears, no restaurations, bottom edge some watermarks, paper-size 69.0x96.0cm, picture-size 52.0x82.5cm

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        Trogon Aurantius (Orange Breasted Trogon)

      London 1875 - John Gould (1804-1881) was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor, from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was able to meet with the country’s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, “A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.” For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand-color them. Gould became the leading publisher of ornithological illustrations in Victorian Britain, creating over three thousand plates of birds in over forty volumes. Gould conceived of a specialized monograph on the trogons as a complimentary volume to his book on the toucans. The two highly colorful species were the only birds for which he created monographs, dedicated to one sort of bird rather than those of a particular geographical area. “A Monograph of the Trogons” was published from 1858-1875, and contains forty-seven hand colored lithographs. Gould's illustrations for the Trogons are some of the most magnificent that the ornithologist ever produced. This folio size, hand-colored lithograph, Trogon Aurantius, measures 21.5" x 14.75" and is in mint condition. This expertly hand-colored lithograph illustrated trogons commonly called Orange-breasted Trogons. The male is shown in the foreground with a vibrant yellow-orange underbelly and a brilliantly colored blue head. The female in the background has a similarly colored underbelly with a gray head. Their wings and tail feathers are accented in white and black patterns. The precise lines give each feather of these birds and their plumage great detail and definition. The Organe-breasted Trogons are perched on branches among vibrantly colored and well detailed flowers and leaves.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Berlin und Potsdam in malerischen Ansichten. Berlin et ses environs en vues pittoresques. Berlin and its environs in pictoresque views.

      Darmstadt, Friedrich Lange, um 1875.. Typogr. Tit. m. gest. aufgewalzter Ansicht und 41 Stahlstichansichten, qu.- 4°, GLwd. d. Zt. mit Gold- u. Schwarzprägung ( best. u. leicht fleckig).. Andres 202; vgl. Berlin-Bibl. S. 53 ( Erstausgabe 1876 der Ausgabe v. Springer). Seltene Separat- oder Vorabausgabe mit Stahlstichen von Poppel, Kolb, Riegel u.a.. - Die Tafeln in etwas größerem Querformat der fast vollständigen Folge von Ansichten aus Springers "Die deutsche Kaiserstadt". - Mit 1 Gesamtansicht aus halber Vogelschau und Ansichten vom Schloß. Museum, Alexanderplatz, Nationalgalerie, Universität, Bauschule, Schloßbrücke, Brandenburger Tor, Gendarmenmarkt, Opernhaus, Kaiserpassage u.a., außerdem aus der "Umgebung" Charlottenburg, Tegel, Glienicke, Potsdam und Sanssouci. - Alle Tafeln leicht bis stärker stockfleckig. Mit einem interessanten Sammlungsaufkleber auf dem Innendeckel.

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        Trogon Melanocephala (Black-headed Trogon)

      London 1875 - John Gould (1804-1881) was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor, from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became and expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was about to meet with the country’s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, “A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.” For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand color them. Gould became the leading publisher of ornithological illustrations in Victorian Britain, creating over three thousand plates of birds in over forty volumes. Gould conceived of a specialized monograph on the trogons as a complimentary volume to his book on the toucans. The two highly colorful species were the only birds for which he created monographs, dedicated to one sort of bird rather than those of a particular geographical area. A Monograph of the Trogons was published from 1858-1875, and contains forty-seven hand colored lithographs. Gould's illustrations for the Trogons are some of the most magnificent that the ornithologist ever produced. This folio size, hand-colored first edition lithograph, Trogon Melanocephala, measures 21.5" x 14.75" and is in very good condition, with light staining throughout. This bird, commonly known as Black-Headed Trogon, is exquisitely colored in luminous shades of green, blue and yellow. Enriching the color is the black head and feathers, accented with white tips. The Black-headed Trogon sights on a branch, peering intensely down below. The fine lines and detailing on this lithograph give definition to the feather pattern on the body and wings.

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        Jose y La Mujer de Putifar. Novela Biblica

      J.M. Aguilar Ortiz, Mexico 1875 - 8vo. 472pp. Quarter calf over marbled boards with gilt decorated spine. Frontispiece. Novel in Spanish based on the biblical story of Joseph. Illustrated with b/w full page reproductions of engravings. "Revisada por el Doctor D. Ramon Buldu." Age wear on binding. Upper area of spine crudely repaired with modern tape, part of backstrip missing. Corners bumped and worn. Abrasions, peeling and scuffing to binding. Hinges starting. Sporadic water staining to some pages not affecting text or plates. Page 55 & 56 loose but present. Mispagination but all pages present. Binding in poor, interior in good- condition. Scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Interior of the Jain temple at Dilwara on Mount Abu.

      ca. 1875, albumen print, 27,9 x 22,6 cm, on mount. Photograph number 2258. KEYWORDS:india / mount abu / dilwara

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        St. Mark's Rest: The History of Venice. Written for the Help of the Few Travellers who Still Care for her Monuments together with Mornings in Florence. Being Simple Studies of Christian Art, for English Travellers (Complete in 12 Volumes)

      Kent: George Allen 1875 - Externally: Fair [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A History of Grantchester, in the County of Cambridge

      Grantchester: Printed, Illustrated and Published by the Author 1875. . First edition, small 8vo, (ii), 158 pp. Illustrated with 3 photographs and a woodcut, all by the Author. Original blind stamped cloth, spine and inner part of covers sunned, slight wear to spine ends. Only four copies located in British libraries. Not in Gernsheim.

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        ATLAS DER DIATOMACEEN-KUNDE Tafel 1-168

      O. R. Reisland, Liepzig, Germany 1875 - Thick folio; A little shelf rubbing at edges, a few whitish marks on front cover, sturdy early library binding (book is not ex-library) owner's name, moisture marks on fore-edge showing here and there in text but not encroaching on plates ; 168 plates [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Architecture de la Renaissance: Le Chateau de Blois (Extérieur et Intérieur)

      Paris: Librairie Générale de l'Architecture - Ducher & Cie, 1875 - A photographic tour of Chateau de Blois by Séraphin-Médéric Mieusement, a noted French photographer of architectural views. The photographs are reproduced in Woodburytype, a process celebrated for its permanence and clarity. Chateau de Blois was the home of several French kings begining with Louis XII. Built and expanded over the course of four centuries, the chateau shows a mix of Gothic, Renaissance, and Classic styles First edition. Folio. 35 Woodburytypes after photographs by Mieusement, 12 chromolithograph plates, 1 groundplan. [iv], 16 pp. Contemporary red pebbled morocco, gilt, marbled boards, tips worn, foxing to title-page and first text leaves, some light foxing to outer margin throughout, photographs and illustrations fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Des Conrad Grünenberg, Ritters und Burgers zu Costenz, Wappenpuch. In Farbendruck neu hrsg. von R. Graf Stillfried-Alcantara und Ad. M. Hildebrandt. Textband und 2 Tafelbände (komplett), zus. 3 Bände

      Görlitz, C.A. Starke, 1875.. Folio (48 x 37 cm). 2 Bll., 168 Seiten (Textband) und 335 farbig lithographierte Tafeln. 3 prächtige geprägte Lederbände der Zeit mit Deckeltitel und Goldschnitt, die Frontdeckel mit je 4 erhabenen Messingbeschlägen (davon fehlen 3).. *Der berühmte Kodex des Konstanzer Patrizier Grünenberg, eine prächtige spätmittelalterliche Handschrift von 1483, in einem aufwendigen Faksimile des Jahres 1875, die Tafeln in hochwertigem Farbendruck. Die Tafeln enthalten Wappen des Kaisers, deutscher und ausländischer Fürsten, des hohen und niederen Adels (vornehmlich weltlich), teils nach Tuniergesellschaften geordnet sowie einige Darstellungen mittelalterlicher Szenen. - Die Ledereinbände an den Rückendeckeln (durch Kontakt mit den Messingbeschlägen) berieben, der zweite Tafelband mit Beschädigung am unteren Frontdeckel: Dort sind die 2 Messingbeschläge abgerissen sowie der umliegende Lederbezug in einem Segment von je ca. 6 x 7 cm herausgerissen. Die 2 Lederfehlstellen sind farblich retuschiert. - Überaus prächtiges Werk, bis auf die Beschädigung des einen unteren Frontdeckels insgesamt in guter Erhaltung, innen sauber und nur wenige Tafeln leicht gebräunt. [mehrere digitale Fotos auf Anfrage verfügbar].

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        A Cruise in the Acorn

      Marcus Ward & Co., London 1875 - Original reddish-brown blindstamped cloth with floral pastedown decorated in black and lettered in gold on bevelled boards. General wear; worn through at corners and head and foot of spine. All six chromolithographs by Kate Greenaway are present and excellent except for 1/2 inch edge tear in frontispiece. Chromograph Series. Each illustration is accompanied by a well-known, appropriate poem. There is light foxing to endpapers, but interior is essentially clean and easily readable. There are no names or any other writing. 140 pp. plus publisher's catalog. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fairy Gifts or a Wallet of Wonders

      Griffith and Farran, UK 1875 - 1st Edition 1875. A very early illustrated book by Kate Greenaway. Bound in the original red/gilt cloth with new endpapers. Book is very good+ with Inscription to inner page. Contents very nice indeed. Spine repaired professinally at top. Very un-common. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Map of the Comstock Lode and the Washoe Mining Claims in Storey & Lyon Counties, Nevada. Compiled from Official Surveys and other reliable data by T.D. Parkinson, C.E.

      San Francisco: G.T. Brown & Co. 1875 - Grafton Tyler BROWN & Co. Map of the Comstock Lode and the Washoe Mining Claims in Storey & Lyon Counties, Nevada. Compiled from Official Surveys and other reliable data by T.D. Parkinson, C.E. San Francisco: G.T. Brown & Co., 1875. Lithograph map, with Original Hand Color, 26 x 32 inches, in Very Good Condition, some repaired tears at folds, some minor creasing, but overall highly attractive, accompanied by original gilt-cloth wallet. A VERY RARE AND VISUALLY STRIKING MAP OF THE COMSTOCK LODE, THE MINING SENSATION THAT MADE NEVADA THE SILVER STATE, LITHOGRAPHED BY CALIFORNIA'S FIRST PROFESSIONAL AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARTIST. This scarce map is one of the most important depictions of the Comstock Lode, the greatest silver discovery in American history. In 1857 the Gosh brothers discovered silver on the eastern flank of Mount Davidson, a peak in the Sierra Nevada, in what was then the western part of Utah Territory. However, news of the find did not remain a secret for long, and once the unprecedented magnitude of the silver deposits was confirmed, beginning in 1859, thousands of would-be miners and profiteers began flowing into this remote region. Virginia City, nicknamed the ‘richest town in America’ grew to a population of 15,000 overnight. Over the next twenty years an estimated $400 million worth of silver was extracted from the area. The Comstock phenomenon led directly to the creation of Nevada and its admission into the Union as a state in 1864, and buoyed the economy of San Francisco in the wake of the Gold Rush. The present map depicts the numerous, sometimes overlapping, mining claims, which seem to dance across a conventional map of the environs of Virginia City area in a resplendent pageant of original hand-color. The names of the variously colored claims such as “City of Melbourne”, “Buckeye”, “Alamo” and “Thames” allude to the fact that the Comstock Lode attracted prospectors from all over the world. Traversing the upper portion of the map is the cross-section of the Sutro Tunnel, the marvelous engineering feat conceived by Adolph Sutro, the future mayor of San Francisco. The tunnel was commenced in 1869 and finished in 1878, and it ensured that the mines, which were plagued by flooding, could be systematically drained, greatly extending the yield and longevity of the operations. This striking map was produced by the workshop of Grafton Tyler Brown (1841-1918), who is generally regarded to have been California’s first professional African-American artist. As a teenager, Brown migrated from his native Pennsylvania to San Francisco, where he found work at respected lithography firm of Kuchel & Dresel. On the back of his great talent, Brown rose quickly from an apprentice to master lithographer, and was notably responsible for creating the first lithographic view of Virginia City. In 1867, Brown bought the company and renamed it Grafton Tyler Brown & Co. The present map was one of the most impressive works produced by this enterprise, while the numerous views he printed for The Illustrated History of San Mateo County (1878) rank as some of the most important early depictions of the region now know as Silicon Valley. Through the 1880s, Brown dedicated his time to travelling the Pacific Northwest and Mountain West finding inspiration for his magnificent landscape paintings. He eventually settled in St. Paul Minnesota where he became a draughtsman to the Army Corps of Engineers. Brown’s story is truly inspirational, as it shows that an African American man, by way of great talent and industry could overcome what must have been awesome racial prejudice to become on of the leading artists of the American West. This description was written for and on behalf of Arader Galleries San Francisco by Alexander Johnson, Ph.D. Bookseller Inventory # dk0403h

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        FROM EVERGLADE TO CAÑON WITH THE SECOND DRAGOONS...AN AUTHENTIC ACCOUNT OF SERVICE IN FLORIDA, MEXICO, VIRGINIA, AND THE INDIAN COUNTRY

      New York. 1875.. 561pp. plus plates (includes five chromolithographs), two folding maps, and two leaves of advertisements. Chromolithographic frontis. Original publisher's red cloth, stamped in blind and gilt, with gilt regimental insignias on front board and backstrip. Cloth a bit darkened, expertly rebacked with the original backstrip laid down. Internally neat and clean. This classic work on the history of the military unit which became the Second United States Cavalry, offers accounts of Indian fights in Nebraska, Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming. The appendix includes biographical sketches of prominent officers in the Second Dragoons, as well as brief accounts of battles in which they participated from 1836 to 1875. William Drown's daily journal from 1852 to 1858 is present, as well as material on the Civil, Mexican, and Florida wars, and the Mormons. The work is highlighted by handsome and bright color plates by Edwin Forbes depicting military scenes; and two folding maps of battles, one of the United States and Mexico, the other of Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. GRAFF 3544. HOWES R395. MUNK (ALLIOT), p.191. BENNETT SUPPLEMENT 1, p.140. FLAKE 7399. SABIN 72467. TUTOROW 3312.

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        CHALCOPHAPS JOBIENSIS - White-bibbed Ground-dove

      London 1875 - ***If you frame up this item with Arader Galleries you can take a 50% discount off the listed price of this work of art*** This splendid hand-colored, folio size lithograph from John Gould's (1804-1881) outstanding work "Birds of New Guinea " is in excellent condition, measures 14 ½” x 21 ½” and magnificently displays the author's scientific skill and attention to detail. Gould conceived of this sweeping, lavish book as a complement to his unprecedented Birds of Asia. The Birds of New Guinea, published in London from 1875 to 1888 was Gould's last full-scale work, left incomplete on his death in 1881. Gould completed twelve of the twenty-five parts, and the task of finishing the project fell to Richard Bowdler Sharpe, a superbly qualified successor, who had been Gould's colleague, assistant and friend. One of Gould's most exotic works, the five magnificent volumes of the Birds of New Guinea contain an extensive series of beautiful images of birds of paradise, bower birds, parrots, parakeets, cockatoos, kingfishers and hawk-owls. All of the 320 images are extraordinary for their color and artistry, interesting backdrops and animated compositions. The overwhelming variety of species depicted in Birds of New Guinea, was the most comprehensive chronicle of the island's ornithology ever issued. John Gould was without question the most prolific natural history artist of the nineteenth century. He worked during a period of intense fascination with discoveries in natural history, especially regarding knowledge of the wildlife of exotic lands. Gould shared the romantic enthusiasm of his time for such subjects, as well as the popular impulse to catalog exotic wildlife. He combined his passion for natural history with outstanding scientific, artistic, and entrepreneurial talents. Drawing on these abilities, he embarked on a series of projects that would eventually make him the leading publisher of ornithological illustrations in Victorian Britain. Gould’s unparalleled career spanned five decades, and he produced a monumental series of books of birds throughout the world. Rich, vibrant color is an important attribute of the best 19th Century prints. Many prints by John Gould found on the market today have modern color that affects both the appearance and the value of these great works. John Gould died in 1881 still actively illustrating and producing fine bird books. His stock of unsold copies, unbound text and plates in various states, lithographic stones, drawings and paintings, amounted to nearly three tons. Many of the uncolored pulls from Gould’s works have been recolored in the last thirty years, and these are often found on the market. Fortunately, the difference between original and modern color can be discerned by looking carefully at the print. When modern color is applied to 180 year old paper, the application is inconsistent; the cellulose of the aged paper has begun to breakdown and can no longer evenly absorb the watercolors, resulting in a splotchy uneven appearance. All of the Gould bird prints in Arader Galleries' inventory have exquisite original color. The vastly superior quality of original color can be clearly differentiated from new color by its smooth and even appearance. The inks have noticeably deeper, richer tones. The difference can also be seen in the lovely surface "sheen" that results from the application of gum arabic when the lithograph was first pulled. The hand coloring of engravings and lithographs reached its zenith in the 19th Century. Works that still display their original color are more rewarding to view, and will better hold their value in the years to come.

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        Aide-Mémoire d'Artillerie Navale. Planches. 2e Livraison 1875 (Annexe au Mémorial de l'artillerie de la marine) : [ 18 planches dont 9 en couleurs ] Planche 23 : Atelier des fours à réverbères ; Planches 24 et 25 : Fours à réverbère de la contenance de 7500 kg ; Pl. 26 : Machine d'essai à la traction et à la compression de Desgoffe et Ollivier ; 27 : Machine à éprouver les métaux à la traction du colonel Maillard ; 28 : Balance Joessel ; 29 : Banc de forage ; 30 : Outils divers ; 31 : Atelier de tubage ; 32 : Frettage. Installation de la pièce à fretter ; 33 : Machine à rayer les canons ; 34 : Machine à tarauder les culasses ; 35 : Machine à percer horizontale ; 36 : Presse pour la mise en place des grains de lumière. Appareil à réaléser le

      Imp. Lemercier et Cie 1875 - 18 planches dont 9 chromolithographiées au format 72 x 36 cm, sous chemise d'origine, Aide-Mémoire d'Artillerie Navale. Planches. 2e Livraison 1875 (Annexe au Mémorial de l'artillerie de la marine), Imp. Lemercier et Cie, Typographie Georges Chamerot : Planche 23 : Atelier des fours à réverbères ; Planches 24 et 25 : Fours à réverbère de la contenance de 7500 kg ; Pl. 26 : Machine d'essai à la traction et à la compression de Desgoffe et Ollivier ; 27 : Machine à éprouver les métaux à la traction du colonel Maillard ; 28 : Balance Joessel ; 29 : Banc de forage ; 30 : Outils divers ; 31 : Atelier de tubage ; 32 : Frettage. Installation de la pièce à fretter ; 33 : Machine à rayer les canons ; 34 : Machine à tarauder les culasses ; 35 : Machine à percer horizontale ; 36 : Presse pour la mise en place des grains de lumière. Appareil à réaléser les logements d'obturateur des canons ; 37 : Hauts-fourneaux de Ruelle ; 38 : Etuve pour les Moules des Canons ; 39 : Machine à fraiser la glissière du verrou des appareils de mise de feu 40 : Instruments de mesure Deuxième livraison de 1875 bien complète de l'intégralité toutes ses planches (la 38 et 39, publiées seulement jointes dans la livraison suivante sont icic bien présentes). Bon état (accroc à la chemise, bon état par ailleurs) Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Insectivorous Plants

      John Murray, 1875. Hardback, 12mo, x, 462 pp, illustrated, green cloth, gilt spine. Good, small hole in binding at lower edge front, small discoloured patch and depression mark on rear. third thousand.

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        Etymonia

      Samuel Tinsley, London 1875 - 258 pages plus 16 pages of advertisements. "What we have herein written has been conceived in a spirit of philosophic dispassionateness. Let, then, those who would criticize passionately remember this, and forbear. We address ourself to the masters of reason and to the intellectual man; and not to those who are the mere slaves of prejuduce. Let these stand aside, since with them we have no business." - from Author's Notice. One-inch openings at each end of spine. Above-average wear to decorated brown boards. Gilt lettering upon front board and spine. Relatively benign erasures to endpapers. Front hinge cracked. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nuova Enciclopedia italiana ovvero dizionario generale di scienze, lettere, industrie, ecc. - volume I-XXIV

      Unione tipografico editrice torinese 1875-1888, Torino - in 4°, mezza pelle, pp. XXXIX-1160; 1283; 1232; 1280; 1296; 1108; 1048; 1364; 1388; 1269; 1288; 1320; 1382; 1155; 1516; 1295; 1136; 1267; 1280; 1280; 1264; 1108; 519+488. Sesta edizione corredata di numerose incisioni intercalate nel testo e di tavole in rame, ampliata nelle parti scientifiche e tecnologiche e accuratamente riveduta in ogni sua parte secondo i più moderni perfezionamenti. L'ultimo volume comprende anche il tomo XXIV 'Indice degli articoli - Volume primo'. Titoli in oro al dorso. Testo su due colonne. Lievi abrasioni ai piatti. Lievi spellature al dorso. Lievi fioriture sparse. Lievi mancanze alla cuffia superiore dell'XI e XII volume. Ampie spellature al dorso del XIII e XV volume. Volume XVI e XVIII privo del dorso (conservato a parte). Strappo e spellature al dorso del XXII volume.Mancano: i Supplementi e i volumi con le tavole illustrate.Anni di pubblicazione: I volume (1875), II (1876), III e IV (1877), V e VI (1878), VII e VIII (1879), IX e X (1880), XI e XII (1881), XIII e XIV (1882), XV (1883), XVI e XVII (1884), XVIII e XIX (1885), XX (1886), XXI e XXII (1887), XXIII (1888).

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        Memoirs of General William T. Sherman, By Himself, Volume 2

      D. Appleton and Company, New York 1875 - Volume 2 of Sherman's memoirs. Black leather with blind-stamped simple borders front and back, gilt titling and raised bands on spine, top edge of text block is gilt, marbled end papers, publisher's advertising on last pages, tiny bookseller's plate at back. Book has been professionally rebound and had much fascinating additional material bound in at the same time, as well as a list of said materials: on the end paper is a sepia photograph of Sherman and his staff; frontispiece is an engraved portrait of Sherman; a copy of General Brayson's order expelling the Bishop of Natchez; an engraved portrait of General A.E. Burnside; a note signed by Senator General John A. Logan; a note signed by secretary of War William W. Belknap; a letter to General Coppee; an engraved portrait of Admiral D.E. Farrague; an engraved portrait of Major-General George H. Thomas; an engraved portrait of Major-General H.W. Slocum; signature of General Benjamin F. Butler; war song lyric sheet "Bummers Come and Meet Us;" an engraved portrait of Robert E. Lee; an engraved portrait of General Philip Sheridan; an engraved portrait of Secretary of State William H. Seward; war song lyric sheet "Monitor and the Merrimac;" an engraved portrait of Major-General George G. Meade. A pocket on last end paper holds a folded black and white map showing the marches of the forces under Sherman's command. Book is in a slip-case covered with blue cloth with black leather edges. 409 pages Leather in in great shape, there are some rubbed spots on spine, hinge cracked at table of contents, map has several closed tears along fold lines and at corners, some illustrations have foxing. Slip-case has light wear to corners. This is an extremely handsome book - clean, bright and tight. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Goldsmith's Wife. A Tale. In three volumes

      London - Tinsley Brothers, 1875 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A complete set and first edition of Ainsworth's novel, dating from the 1870s. First Edition. Complete in three volumes. William Harrison Ainsworth (4 February 1805 3 January 1882) was an English historical novelist born in Manchester. He trained as a lawyer, but the legal profession held no attraction for him. While completing his legal studies in London he met the publisher John Ebers, at that time manager of the King's Theatre, Haymarket. Ebers introduced Ainsworth to literary and dramatic circles, and to his daughter, who became Ainsworth's wife. Ainsworth briefly tried the publishing business, but soon gave it up and devoted himself to journalism and literature. His first success as a writer came with Rookwood in 1834, which features Dick Turpin as its leading character. A stream of 39 novels followed, the last of which appeared in 1881. Ainsworth died in Reigate on 3 January 1882. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, worn. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. P. 275 of volume I working slightly loose. Some minor water damage to the lower edge of the last few pages of volume Icausing slight loss, not affecting the text. Marginal tidemarks to several other pages of volume I. Volumes otherwise generally clean with just the odd spot or mark. Ex Beechworth Library copy, with institutional stamps to several pages of each volume, including the titlepages. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Charterhouse School and HouseLists

      09 - London - Charterhouse School 1875 - A small set containing lists of pupils, teachers and governors who attended and taught at Charterhouse School between the years 1875 and 1909. In ten volumes. The first volume covers 1875-1878, the second 1882-1884, the third 1885-87, the fourth 1888-1890, the fifth 1891-1893, the sixth 1894-1896, the seventh 1897-1899, the eighth 1900-1903, the ninth 1904-1906, and the final volume overs 1907-1909. Charterhouse School, originally The Hospital of King James and Thomas Sutton in Charterhouse, or more simply Charterhouse or House, is an English collegiate independent boarding school (also referred to as a public school) situated at Godalming in Surrey. Founded by Thomas Sutton in London in 1611 on the site of the old Carthusian monastery in Charterhouse Square, Smithfield, it is one of the original nine English public schools as defined by the Public Schools Act 1868 which derived from the Clarendon Commission of 1864. Today pupils at Charterhouse are still referred to as Carthusians, and ex-pupils as Old Carthusians or OCs. Each volume bears the Charterhouse coat-of-arms to the title page. Condition: In armorial morocco bindings. Externally smart, with just some light rubbing in places. Internally, firmly bound. Ink signature dated 1879 to front free-endpaper of the first volume. Text is close-cropped in places, not affecting text. Pages are bright, with just some scattered light spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Southern States of North America : a Record of Journeys in Louisiana, Texas, the Indian Territory, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland

      London : Blackie & Son 1875 - Physical desc. : 806 p. : ill. , frontis. , ports. , plates, maps (1 double) ; 26cm. All edges gilt. Subject: African Americans - Southern States. Southern States - Description and travel. Originally appeared serially in Scribner's magazine. A fine example of a period [pictorial] binding - contemporary wine buckram over bevelled boards. Professionally recased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 3 Kg. 806 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Antony Van Leeuwenhoek. De Ontdekker Der Infusorien 1675-1875

      Published by S. C. Van Doesburgh, Leiden First Edition . 1875. - First edition in publisher's original plain grey card wrap covers [softback] black title and author lettering to the front cover. This has been re-cased into hard back boards with the original card covers bound-in. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains [viii] 140 printed pages of Dutch text with monochrome portrait frontispiece and is the only existing painting of van Leeuwenhoek. Haaxman was a grandson of Antony van Leewenhoek's sister Margaret. This copy was gifted to The Royal Dutch Entomological Society [with small stamp inside] by P. C. T. Snellen, and has his signature in vague pencil writing to the top margin of the front cover. P. C. T. Snellen was an entomologist and author of the standard work on Dutch Butterflies [Butterflies of the Netherlands, written in 1867]. Member of the P.B.F.A. ENTOMOLOGY [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        21" X 24 1/2" LINEN BROADSIDE. THE YANKEE HORSE RAKE! MADE BY CHAS. G. ALLEN & CO., BARRE, MASS

      Barre, Mass: Chas G. Allen & C0., n.d. (ca.1875). - First edition. 21" x 24 1/2" linen broadside promoting The Yankee Horse Rake, developed in 1873, and manufacturing began in April, 1874, with the first lot being 200 rakes. Charles G. Allen was born in 1833, and raised in Barre, Mass. He became an educator teaching in several school districts of Barre and surrounding towns. Later he attended Harvard Medical School and soon after began his practice in Barre. At the outset of the Civil War, he enlisted in Company F, 53rd Regiment - Massachusetts Volunteers. He served his term and then re-enlisted in the 34th Massachusetts Infantry as assistant surgeon. After the war, with his health compromised, he returned to Barre and bought a farm, never practicing medicine again. In 1873, he developed The Yankee Horse Rake and went into full production in 1874. The Allen Company remains in business today, still located in Barre, MA, and in a plant located on a 30 acre site. They no longer manufacture farm equipment. The broadside features a horse-drawn hay rake with the following commentary: "LOOK AT IT - The teeth run level with the ground. The head balances the teeth, No scratching. No thrashing back after dumping. Spring seat. Shafts attached near the wheels. For descriptive circulars, write us or our agents. J. D. S. Packer, Mt. Holly, VT." Linen light soiled, else a very good copy and suitable for framing. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sketches, New And Old - 1st Edition/1st State

      American Publishing Company, Boston 1875 - A most attractive, unrestored First Edition/first state copy, in the scarce original publisher's 1/2 Morocco leather binding with gilded pages and peach end papers in near fine condition, front end paper cracked at hinge, hinges tight and fully intact though. Includes the rare inserted notice on page 299 denying Mark Twain's authorship of the piece. All points present as per BAL 3364; Twain's sixty-three often outrageous sketches, composed between 1863 and 1875. From a piece about the difficulty of getting a pocket watch repaired properly to thoughts on bureaucrats, courts of law, the profession of journalism, the claims of science, and the workings of government [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ULTIMA THULE; OR, A SUMMER IN ICELAND

      London William P. Nimmo 1875 - 2 volumes. First edition. Both volumes with lithographic frontispieces, fold-out maps and illustrations throughout. 8vo, publisher’s original blue cloth, lettered and with pictorial motifs and borders in gilt on the spines, the upper covers with large and elaborate central pictorial decorations in gilt and black, bordering decorations in black, double ruled in black, the lower covers embellished in blind with ornamental devices and double border rules. xix, 380, 16 adverts; vii, 408 pp. A pleasing, well preserved and handsome set with some light shelf abrasion to the heads and tails of the spine. Endleaves and hinges in good order but with some minor splitting to the paper, spines a bit mellowed as expected, turnovers and extremities lightly rubbed, light aging, the text blocks in excellent and especially clean state with only minor age toning. Scarce in the original cloth without repairs as in this copy. RARE FIRST EDITION IN THE ORIGINAL CLOTH. In 1872 Burton received an offer from a British mining speculator to explore the sulfur mines in Iceland; he was promised expenses plus £2000 if large deposits should be found. Although the sulfur he found was not easily extracted, Burton was able to spend a great deal of time exploring the island; ULTIMA THULE remains one of the most important books of travel and exploration on the area and is rich with Burton's observations and evocative style. The book covers Icelandic, history, geography, geology, population statistics, taxation problems, fishing, industry, economics, and politics. One gets the impression that Burton, the inveterate adventurer and explorer, found Iceland’s natural charms less dramatic than the Himalayas and the Andes. In his usual curmudgeonly style he,"called the geysers a gross humbug. The natives were unwashed and generally unfriendly and the women reminded him of the ‘chilly women of the north who live only by the head.’" Despite his sometimes surly tone, Burton’s stated objective in writing the book was to be a spokesperson for Iceland’s development. He saw much hardship in the daily lives of its people and recommended three measures to improve the quality of life there: the working of the sulfur mines, the reform of the operations of the fisheries (their gold mines), and the extension of the emigration movement in a response to overcrowding. Not one of Burton’s more inspired works, still the book is infused with probing observations and colorful descriptions. The author admits that the manuscript languished for two years after his return from Iceland as he became distracted by other writing projects. He believed that the passing of time actually increased his perspective and deepened his understanding of what he had seen. After a brief stop in London, Burton was to set off for his post in Trieste with Isabel where it is said that he labored on as many as 11 manuscripts at one time, each arranged on a separate tables. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SHROPSHIRE AND THE POOR LAW , and other PAPERS ON SOCIAL REFORM, A Bound collection of Papers & original Letters compiled by Frances C Leighton-Childe, daughter of Sir Baldwyn ( Baldwin ) Leighton

      Adnitt and Naunton,& Messers Sandford, W. B. Walker , Bunny and Evans of Shrewsbury Skeffington & Son, Bemrose & Sons, &c 1875 - Compiled by Frances C Leighton-Childe, with her signature at the front of the book this is her personal copy of both hers and her Fathers papers and others, relating to the Poor Law and other subjects of Social Reform with personal letters. Her Father being Sir Baldwyn Leighton, 8th Baronet, of Loton Park near Alerbury Shropshire,also spelt Baldwin, he was educated at Eton College and Christ Church Oxford, a Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons, Member of Parliament for South Shropshire. contents as follows, a 4pp extract from 1875 reviewing The Speeches of Sir Baldwin Leighton. A signed letter from C S Loch of the Charity Organisation Society dated 17th Apr 1899 to Frances, a hand written letter to Frances from a S. Mason of Whitton Rectory of Tenbury in Worcestershire on Vagrancy dated Jul 12th 1907, a hand written letter dated 28th Feb 1897 signed Mrs Baldwyn Childe, another 2pp a letter dated 13th April 1899 from Mrs Childe about her father, 76pp book Extracts from letters & Speeches of Sir Baldwin Leighton M.P for South Shropshire, edited by His Daughter Frances C. Childe, Privately Printed in 1875, with a hand written page of notes on Edward John Eyre, the Ex-Governor of Jamaica, a 47pp paper titled Report of the Progress of the ATCHAM UNION From its formation to the year 1890 by Sir Baldwyn Leighton, printed by W G Napier of Mardol, Shrewsbury, a 42pp report on the Shropshire Poor Law Conference held in Shrewsbury on Oct 21st 1875, Tract No1 of the National Union of Women Workers of Great Britain and Ireland, titled Out Relief by Mary Clifford,dated Jan 1898 14pp, a paper read to the Hampshire Poor Law Conference at Winchester dated May7th 1901 titled The English Country Labourer and the Poor Law in the Reign of Queen Victoria by John Martineau, published in 1901. with a newspaper cutting containing an article titled A Model Poor Law Administration, a paper titled Thrift and the Poor Law, a paper read at the Folkestone Church Congress, Oct 6th 1892 by W. Layton Lowndes, printed in Derby, a 16pp paper by Baldwyn Leighton titled Pauperization Cause and Cure being two papers read at the Social Science Congress at Leeds in Oct1871, printed by Sandford of Shrewsbury in 1871, signed by his daughter Frances Baldwyn. also a newspaper article titled The Farm Labourer extracted from the Shrewsbury Journal on Aug 31st 1872, a 3pp paper by Baldwyn Leighton titled Child Life in our Great Cities being an address delivered at the Wolverhampton Church Congress, with an extracted article titled Fiscal Reform by Baldwyn Leighton of Loton Park, a 55p paper, The Charity Organisation Review for Dec 1897, with reports including one on Old Age Pensions by John Martineau, +2 newspaper clippings on that subject, a 10pp paper titled The Charity Organisation Review, July to Dec 1897, a 17pp paper by the Rev W Walter Edwards, The Poor Law A Proposal for its Abolition printed by Bunny and Evans of Shrewsbury in 1876, a 12pp paper titled Facts and Fallacies Connected with Working Men’s Clubs and Institutes by the Rev Henry Solly, read before the Social Science Association in Sheffield in Oct 1865, a 14pp paper titled Woman’s Work, being a paper read at the Chester Diocesan Conference on Oct 29th 1872 by Rev Canon Bridgeman, Rector of Wigan and Hon. Chaplain to H. M. the Queen, printed in Chester, a well-illustrated 34pp book about The Industrial Farm Colony for Women, Duxhurst, Reigate, with a donation form at rear, a 10pp paper published in Apr 1892 by Salop County Council titled Technical Instruction of Women by Frances Baldwyn-Childe who was president of the Ludlow division of Shropshire, a 7pp paper by Frances Baldwyn Childe titled District Nursing in Shropshire printed by W. B. Walker of Shrewsbury dated Dec 20th 1893, with a leaflet titled Cleobury Mortimer Nursing Rules, and lastly a 22pp paper from 1893 titled Women Workers, being the quarterly Magazine of the Birmingham Ladies Union of Workers containing papers on the Poo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cox Rare Books PBFA]
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        Sketches, New And Old

      American Publishing Company, Boston 1875 - A most attractive, unrestored First Edition/second state copy, in the scarce original publisher's 1/2 Morocco leather binding with gilded pages and peach end papers in just about near fine condition, little staining from binder's glue. Without the Non-Twain sketch "Hospital Days". BAL 3364; Twain's sixty-three often outrageous sketches, composed between 1863 and 1875. From a piece about the difficulty of getting a pocket watch repaired properly to thoughts on bureaucrats, courts of law, the profession of journalism, the claims of science, and the workings of government [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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