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        A Journey to the North Pole. [by the] Author of the "Children of Captain Grant" Etc. With Illustrations by Riou

      London, George Routledge and Sons. 1875, 1875. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION: Publisher's green pebble grained cloth with elaborate gilt and black design, gilt titles, coated endpapers. Superb wood engravings by Riou et al throughout. Internally clean, bookplate to pastedown, a little dustiness to page edges, some wear to extreme corners. A near fine copy. First edition of this title to be printed in English. Myers. Jules Verne- A Bibliography. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [315].

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Constitution and Laws of the Cherokee Nation, Published by Authority of the National Council, in Two Volumes [English and Cherokee Versions]

      St. Louis, MO: The Cherokee Nation/ R. & T. A. Ennis. Very Good+. 1875. Hardcover. Two hardback volumes, the original pages newly rebound in full brown calf bindings with red spine labels ruled in gold (one label is from the original binding of the English language version) ; both volumes also have new archival double endpapers. Page block edges are darkened and pages are starting to darken at their extreme margins, but pages are unmarked and look and feel unread. ; Laws of the Cherokee Nation as published by the Cherokee Nation, one volume in English, the other in Cherokee. The volumes seem to have the same contents; the Cherokee language volume is shorter, maybe because written Cherokee (which has its own orthography) is more concise than written English. Laid in are an extra new spine label and the original front free endpapers of the two volumes. The ffep of the volume in English is inscribed in pencil "Compliments of" and signed in pencil with the inscriber's English name. The ffep of the volume in Cherokee is inscribed in pencil "Compliments of" and signed with the inscriber's Cherokee name and an explanation of that name in English. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 284+vi/233+vi pages .

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        History of the Birds of Europe not Observed in the British Isles

      London: George Bell & Sons, 1875. 2nd Edition . Hardcover. Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 5 volumes. Quarto. London: George Bell, 2nd edition, enlarged, revised. 1875. Pp. ix, (3) 150; iv, 172; iv, 176; iv, 180; (4), 175, (3), with 253 fine hand-colored plates, some text-figures. Vols 1, 4,5 in the original elaborately blind-stamped and gilt-decorated purple cloth with gilt scene on front covers. Vestigial dust-jackets. Vols 2, 3 rebound in 3/4 leather with marbled paper and blind tooling to boards.Recent bookplates. Zimmer (pg. 87) states: "Principally an account of the habits of non-British European birds, with brief descriptions and synonymy, forming a sort of sequel to Morris's 'History of British Birds,' 1870". The hand-colored plates are by Fawcett with many illustrations of eggs. The three cloth volumes have heavy sun-fading at spine ends. The contents of all five volumes is very good with no markings or foxing. Could all be bound to match.

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        Characteristics from the writings of John Henry Newman: Being selections personal, historical, philosophical, and religious, from his various works

      Scribner, Wilford & Armstrong. B00087023A 1875 Scribner, Welford, & Armstrong hardcover/no dust jacket. Book is in fair condition. Brown cloth over board covers have moderate shelf wear. Edges and corners are rubbed. Cloth has some surface rubbing. Spine is rubbed with moderately bright gilt. Front and rear hinges are cracked but still holding by the binding string/tape thread. FEP has a book plate. Half title page has a name on it. Endpaper verso's and the frontispiece tissue is darkened. Pages have some age tone. Binding is loose but holding. A rare copy of this important book. Ships daily via USPS with delivery confirmation. Books are shipped in protective cardboard. . Fair. 1875.

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        Le drageoir aux épices

      Paris, Dépot central des éditeurs 1875 - Livre d'occasion 16,8 x 11,2 cm, demi-percaline bleue à coins à la bradel, pièce de titre, non rogné, couv. et dos conservés (Émile Carayon), 4 ff. n. ch., 115 pp., 1 f. n. ch. Réf. bibliographiques : Carteret I, 435. Clouzot, 155. Condition : Edition originale sous couverture de remise en vente, mention fictive de 2e édition, tirée à 300 ex. justifiés sur vélin, titre en deux couleurs (rouge et noir). Enrichi d'un envoi autographe de l'auteur : "À M. Gambart / premiers vagissements de / J.K. Huysmans". Plaisante percaline signée d'Émile Carayon. Ex-libris Léon Delaroche sur le premier contreplat. 500g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Game: "Jeu de Course" in original black wooden box with metal spring loaded handle. 6 Horses (one missing) on circular colored metal courses with 4 metal sets of 3 poles

      (Paris): M.J. & Cie, c. 1875. (GAME, HORSES RACING) 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 5 inches. .

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          ALBUM DI FOTOGRAFIE

      TORINO, MARZO 1875esemplare in ottime condizioni Legatura in pelle e metallo con rilievi e dediche ITALIANO Imponente legatura in pelle  e metallo (ottone); al piatto anteriore, copertura in metallo;" all'interno di doppio filetto in rilievo, in alto al centro, motto su festone in rilievo ""TUTI UN"", in basso al centro, sempre su festone in rilievo, data, MARZO MDCCCLXXV"; ai lati, sempre in rilievo, festoni attorcigliati ad asta con tridente in punta, contenenti la dedica AD EDOARDO SCARAMPI DEI MARCHESI DI VILLANOVA, J SOCI CANOTTIERI DELL'ERIDANO; al centro del piatto, cifre EV in rilievo e a smalto blu, verde, azzurro e oro, sormontate da corona marchionale a 5 punte, anch'essa in rilievo. Piatto posteriore in pelle, all'interno della cornice metallica. Dorso a 4 nervi rilevati, filetti e cornici a secco ed in oro agli scomparti; fibbia metallica di chiusura; sguardie in raso blu. 43 spessi cartoncini porta-fotografie, ognuno con cornice tipografica impressa in color oro; le prime  3 contengono altrettanti cartoncini interni riportanti, manoscritti e con capolettera in rosso, 56 nomi altisonanti del tempo,  soci del Circolo Eridano e donatori del volume. All'interno degli altri 40 cartoncini, 130 fotografie di varie  dimensioni a firma dei più celebri fotografi torinesi del tempo, da Vanetti a Montabone a Schenboche, raffiguranti personaggi non identificati;" particolarmente curiose le fotografie riguardanti scene di canottaggio sul Po e alcune riguardanti figure in abiti carnevaleschi. Alcune caselle non presentano fotografie allocate. Il voluminoso (e pesante!) album rappresenta un prezioso dono dei soci del Circolo Eridano di Torino al conte Edoardo Scarampi dei marchesi  di Villanova. Esemplare in eccellenti condizioni all'interno, la legatura  presenta vistose ossidazioni e erosioni alle parti metalliche del piatto posteriore. Cfr. Circolo Eridano Torino: ""Il Circolo Eridano trae origine dalla risistemazione del parco del Valentino attuata dalla Città di Torino, su progetto del sindaco Ernesto Bertone di Sambuy, nell'anno 1863. La primitiva sede fluviale sul Po sorse nel 1868 secondo il geniale disegno dell'Ing. Pecco con un'originale forma ottagona a pagoda, ai piedi del castello del Valentino ed affiancato all'approdo dell'altra società di canottieri 'Cerea', anch'essa nata nel 1863. L'attività del Circolo Eridano si distingueva da quest'ultima società per affiancare, alla pratica remiera, altre attività non solo sportive ma anche conviviali. Il 6 agosto 1896 il Circolo Eridano veniva rilevato dal Circolo degli Artisti di Torino, che ne potenziava la tradizionale attività di canottaggio e, nello stesso tempo, lo utilizzava come sede di gare di nuoto, di atletica e di bocce, ma soprattutto introduceva l'organizzazione di geniali feste, fra le quali era rituale quella della zattera galleggiante, che ospitava un banchetto di oltre cento persone. L'Eridano era la meta preferita degli artisti torinesi, che tanta ispirazione fra Otto e Novecento hanno tratto dalle atmosfere del Po. A causa dell'esposizione universale del 1911 la vecchia sede venne abbattuta, per essere ricostruita sull'altra riva del Po, presso la barriera di Piacenza, l'attuale Corso Moncalieri, nelle splendide forme progettate dall'architetto Giuseppe Velati-Bellini, nel 1914. Con il rinnovarsi della sede riprendevano anche i cimenti sportivi, il più famoso dei quali, il trofeo Eridano, venne disputato come sfida remiera fra tutte le società rivierasche del Po dal 1922 al 1950"". Il conte Edoardo Scarampi dei Marchesi di Villanova fu, insieme al fratello, marchese Alberto, uno dei principali animatori del canottaggio torinese dell'epoca, primo presidente del Rowing Club Italiano.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio di R. C]
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        Problems and Letter to Eugene B Cook

      Letter with thirteen problems included. (11" x 8 1/2") paper folded in half in Gilberg's hand and signed. The letter discusses with Cook problems to be published in the Toronto Globe and enclosed. Also mentioning books to be brought when the next meet the following Monday. Dated June 17, 1875.Eugene Beauharnais Cook, 1830-1915, whose papers and chess collection is now housed in the Princeton Special Collections Library, was the foremost American problemist of his day. He had many of his chess problems published in Staunton?s The Chess Player?s Chronicle, and The Illustrated London News. Cook served as President of the New Jersey Chess Association and assumed the post for problem department in The Chess Monthly. At the time, Paul Morphy was the editor of the games section. In 1859 he edited American Chess-Nuts, a major work of chess problems in America, along with Charles Gilberg. He personally composed around 800 problems.Charles Gilberg was also one of the major problemists in the American chess world during his life time. He wrote and co-authored The fifth American chess congress. Containing a full report of the proceedings of the convention of chess players, held in New York, in ... 1880, Catalogue of works on chess comprising the collection made by Charles A. Gilberg to October 12th, 1874 and with Cook American Chess-Nuts.Condition:Folds in the paper for mailing else very good.

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        Atlas of Athens Co. Ohio. From actual Surveys by and under the directions of D. J. Lake, C.E. to which is added A Township Map of the State of Ohio. Cover title: Atlas of Athens Co. Ohio

      Philadelphia.: Titus, Simmons & Titus.. 1875.. Large folding handcoloured map (23 3/4 x 23 1/2 inches), folding handcolored street map (Nelsonville), full page hand coloured maps, full page black and white lithographic illustrations, 88pp, 16 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches, gilt lettered decorative embossed cloth covered boards (hardbound). Wear to cover extremities exposing edges of boards, head of spine split, a few small abraded areas on back cover; interior has scattered foxing and soiled areas in margins, occasional pencil mark, creases and foxing to front endpaper, overall toning / soiling to map of Carthage. Large folding map has 1 inch separation along one fold. Overall the atlas is in bright condition with tight binding. A fine example of an American county atlas, testimony to a county with proud and industrious landowners and businesses. Among the interesting views are small interior vignettes of the interiors of Scott's Drug Store and Carnes & Shephard's Store in Nelsonville Ohio. This antique atlas includes an attractive large folding map: Railroad & Township Map of the State of Ohio, with a decorative border and vignette illustration of the State Capitol at Columbus in the lower right corner, plus a folding street map of Nelsonville. There are full page maps of Townships and Towns, some with more than one map to a page. The bird's eye views of the local landscapes, city views and portraits of important figures are particularly richly lithographed. .

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        THE WINES OF THE WORLD CHARACTERIZED & CLASSED: with some particulars respecting the beers of Europe

      London, Ward, Lock, & Tyler, 1875.. FIRST EDITION 1875, 8vo, pictorial headpiece to title page, first page of text with pictorial column at left edge, pages: (6), 202, plus 8 pages of mostly wine adverts at front including endpapers and 11 at rear, some illustrated, bound in the original publisher's morocco grain brown blind bordered cloth, gilt title to upper cover with gilt illustration, spine plain. Book leaning very slightly, spine slightly faded, slightly rubbed at head and tail of spine and corners, tiny bump to lower corner of upper cover, neat inscription at top of title page, a very good clean tight copy. A note on A1 states "The following pages comprise a revised and amplified version of two Reports drawn up at the request of Her Majesty's Commissioners for the Vienna Universal Exhibition of 1873, and the republication of which in a more popular form has been frequently suggested. Paris, May, 1875". The author was Wine Juror for Great Britain at the Vienna Exhibition of 1873. The work covers the wines of France and Algeria, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Russia, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey and Roumania, United States, Australia and the Cape of Good Hope. Gabler, Wine into Words, page 295, G40360. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Historia de la interinidad y guerra civil de España desde 1868

      R. Labajos, Madrid 1875 - Folio, 3 vols. (1º: XL, 1106 p., láms.; 2º: 974 p., láms.; 3º: 1551 p., láms.). Lomo piel, nervios, hilos dorados. Historia de España desde 1868 a la proclamación de Alfonso XII. Edición popular, impresa con ladillos e ilustrada con diversas láminas. Historia de España. Guerra de la Independencia. History of Spain. Peninsular War.

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        ATLAS OF THE DOMINION OF CANADA

      Montreal, Toronto and London: George N. Tackabury, 1875. 258 pages, tinted title page, numerous maps many double page, many with hand-colouring. Contemporary half leather binding with cloth covered boards, gilt stamped title to front board, binding poor, backstrip missing and boards detached, rubbed to edges. Requires rebinding. Contents generally very good and tight, paper a little toned as usual' bookplate to inside front board, front free endpaper detached and torn/worn at edges; title page with a little finger soiling/wear to edges, a few pages with short marginal tears and some rubbing to edges. Maps appear to be very good, rear end-paper chipped to top corner with a few marginal tears, detached. A good copy ideally requiring rebinding.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No dust jacket. Elephant Folio (35 x 45cm).

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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. 1st Edition. 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.

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        Correspondence with the Imperial Foreign Minister Count Julius Andrássy regarding the bestowal of the dignity of Grandee.

      Madrid, 1875. - Folio and large 8vo. Altogether 19 ff. Includes three letters signed by Spanish ministers (Francisco de Cardenas and A. de Castro) with contemp. translation.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        La Syphilis Et La Prostitution Dans Leurs Rapports Avec L'Hygiene, La Morale, Et La Loi

      Paris : Masson, 1875. 1st Edition. Subject: Syphilis. Prostitution. Language: French. Minor library marks remain internally. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans etc. On request.

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        Paul Cezanne Sketchbook 1875-1885

      np: Johnson Reprint Corporation / Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Cezanne, Paul. RARE LIMITED DELUXE EDITION, number 27 of only 525 copies. Beautiful facsimile of the sketchbook Cezanne used from 1875-1885. Complete with original box, introductory booklet, and linen-bound facsimile of the sketchbook with 50 reproductions of Cezanne's sketches. Printed at the Meriden Gravure Company on acid-free paper made at the Mohawk Paper Mills; bound at The Stinehour Press. Johnson Reprint Corporation / Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982. Sketchbook (5.5 x 9 in) bound in beige linen, booklet staple-bound; housed in beige linen clamshell box with printed labels on front and spine. A fine copy. Rare.

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        The Tragic and Yet Strictly Moral Story of How THREE LITTLE PIGS WENT TO MARKET AND THE OLD ONE STAYED AT HOME

      London: G. Waterston Sons & Stewart, 1875. Complete rhyme with music, 16 pages including eleven vibrant colour wood-engraved plates. Illustrated by C A Doyle; Conan Doyle's father. Thought to be 1875-1880. Original pictorial covers with professionally renewed grey paper spine. Boards with a little general wear and a little loss to corners (see images). Contents clean and tight, professionally re-stitched, minmal wear to edges, corners a little creased, no inscriptions, no scribblings. A very rare copy of this first edition.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No dust jacket. Illus. by Doyle, C.A. 4to.

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        WESTERMANN'S CASSOWARY, Casuarius westermanni, magnificent hand-colored lithograph (22 x 15 inches)

      1875-1888. Near fine.. From: Gould and Sharpe - Birds of New Guinea and Adjacent Papuan Islands, 1875-1888, plate no. 75.

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        Essays and Studies

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1875. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. 8vo. PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed 'O.A. Watts from his friend A C Swinburne Christmas 1879.' Octavius Watts was one of the brothers of Swinburne's friend Theodore Watts-Dunton, a writer who lived with Swinburne from 1879 until his death in 1909. Watts-Dunton has been credited with rescuing Swinburne from declining health and prolonging his life. A copy of the author's 'A Study of Shakespeare' inscribed to O.A. Watts on 21 December 1879 is in the Lowell Kerr collection at the University of Michigan (Wise 60). Blue-green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Minor wear to corners and gentle bump to spine ends. Some rubbing to boards. The interior is clean overall, though there are occasional spots of foxing. The last few pages of ads have heavier foxing, though the text remains bright. A little loose in casing, though there is no cracking to hinges and all pages remain securely bound. 380 pages plus 32 pages of ads. LIT/021706.

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        Bridgman's Map of the Suburbs of New York City Embracing the Territory Occupied by the Homes of New York Businessman

      New York: [circa 1875]. Folding pocket map, full period hand-colouring. (Flattened, separations at folds repaired). With the original cloth covers, containing 8pp. Index and an ad for Bridgman on the front pastedown. 28 x 21 1/2 inches. Colourful 19th century pocket map of the New York and New Jersey suburbs, with all the railroad routes into the city shown. Before the "bridge and tunnel" crowd came the "rail and ferry" commuters. Following the Civil War, a new class of entrepreneurs created a fast growing upper/middle class which began building homes in the suburbs of Westchester and Northern New Jersey. Development of the transportation into the city quickly followed and this map was published by Bridgman for these "New York Businessmen." This map, on a scale of two and half miles to the inch, depicts the greater metropolitan area, roughly centered on Newark, NJ, as far north as the New York/New Jersey state line, as far south as Freehold, NJ, as far east as Inglewood, NY and as far west as Bedminster, NJ. The lower left corner is distorted out of scale to include Trenton. A profusion of towns are named, along with roads, waterways and some businesses. The area's many railroad lines are prominently shown, with the Westchester lines terminating at the new Grand Central Depot (opened 1871). Although there is no date on the map, it was published circa 1875 based on the fact that Grand Central Depot is named, there are no bridges over the East River and Morrisania is shown as part of New York County. Haskell, Manhattan Maps 1379 (suggesting a date of 1885)

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        A Passionate Pilgrim, and Other Tales

      Boston: James R. Osgood. 1875. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1875, First Edition of the author's first book. One of 1510 copies printed. 496 pp. Hardcover, original maroon cloth, 8vo. "James R. Osgood and Co." in gilt at foot of spine. Very Good copy: Spine sunned; shallow chipping to cloth at spine ends and corners; light rubbing to cloth. Slight lean to spine. Previous owner's small bookplate on the front pastedown. Light soil to blank endpapers. Unmarked text. E&L A1. Rare. Digital images available upon request.

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        The Way We Live Now

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1875. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. A Very Good + copy of the first American edition, first printing, in the Publisher's original green cloth (spine ends lightly rubbed, leading corners of each board rubbed, a few marks to the boards and spine -- but a better copy than is usually seen); a wonderful novel which proved Trollope's continuing power as a novelist amid talk that his powers were waning. The book tells the story of the rise and fall of the fictional stock market manipulator, Augustus Melmotte -- and its effect on his daughter's options for marriage. The tale is an excellent social satire which Walpole deemed to be one of the most remarkable of all English novels published between 1860 and 1890. The story remains vibrant and has currency even today. A Very Good + copy.

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        Cours d'histoire universelle à l'Hôtel de ville. - Les questions sociales dans l'Antiquité. - Symbolique des religions anciennes et modernes. - Catéchisme religieux des libres penseurs. - Les oracles.

      Administration des Deux revues & Lib. de l'Art Indépendant & E. Leroux & Hurtau & Lib. de l'Art Indépendant 1875 - - Administration des Deux revues & Lib. de l'Art Indépendant & E. Leroux & Hurtau & Lib. de l'Art Indépendant, Paris _1891 & 1898 & 1896 & 1875 & 1897, 14,5x23cm pour le premier volume & 15x24cm pour les autres volumes, 5 volumes reliés en 1. - Edition originale pour chacun des volumes. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline rouge, dos lisse orné de doubles filets dorés, plats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées pour chacun des volumes. Envois autographes signés de l'auteur à messieurs Ravaisson et Caro en tête du premier plat du premier volume et sur la page de titre du quatrième volume. Agréable et rare ensemble. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DR. OX'S EXPERIMENT AND OTHER STORIES

      James Osgood, Boston, 1875. First Edition. Full-Leather. Very fine. Illustrator: Steel Engravings. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Beautifully rebound copy of Verne's first American edition containing Dr. Ox's Experiment, A Winter Amid the Ice, Dr. Zacharias and his brother Paul's story Ascent of Mount Blanc. 60 steel engravings by a variety of artists. Bound in full Navy blue crushed calfskin with raised bands on spine. Gilt lettering and decorations. Marbled endpapers. Great condition. Illustrator: Steel Engravings. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Inventory No: 001431. .

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        DEL REGGIMENTO E COSTUMI DI DONNA di Messer Francesco Barberino secondo la lezione dell'antico testo a penna barberiniano per cura del conte CARLO BAUDI DI VESME senatore del regno.

      Bologna Romagnoli 1875 8° Pagine XLI + 443 Bella legatura coeva in mezza pelle. Piatti marmorizzati. Titolo e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso a nervi. Conservate le brossure editoriali. Ottimo esemplare. Una delle poche opere superstiti di Francesco di Neri di Ranuccio detto da Barberino (1264-1348), notaio e poeta. L'opera fornisce, con intento didascalico, vari precetti sull'educazione delle fanciulle da marito e sul modo con cui le donne devono comportarsi in società nelle varie occasioni della vita. La gentilezza e la leggiadria devono essere caratteristiche di una fanciulla: la vita si apre per accoglierla, e perciò essa deve presentarsi a lei in tutta la sua purezza. In versi e in aneddoti e novelline in prosa, l'Autore rallegra la serie dei precetti con osservazioni bonarie e curiose. (Carlo Cordiè, in Bompiani 2005, pag. 7991). Cfr. anche Passano, II/p. 50; Zambrini, I/p. 51.

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        THE WRECK OF THE CHANCELLOR

      1875. Translated by George M. Towle. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1875. Original blindstamped terra-cotta cloth decorated in gilt. First American Edition (and first edition in English).~An interesting account of the fate of a ship and its people, who were lost crossing the Atlantic. Setting out from Charleston, S.C., everything promised a speedy and pleasant voyage, and the passengers exchanged congratulations. A few days later and the dreadful cry of "fire" is heard! They fight the flames like heroes, but the ship is doomed. Hastily constructing a raft, they embark upon it, entrusting themselves to the mercies of wind and wave... [from an early promotional piece, cited in T&M]~This small, unillustrated volume was issued in Osgood's "Saunterer's Series" like TOUR OF THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS and DOCTOR OX beforehand (but is somewhat scarcer than those two); it was published in the Spring of 1875. Sampson Low's British edition, titled THE SURVIVORS OF THE CHANCELLOR, did not come out until November of that year (albeit in a much more attractive format). Though not mentioned on the binding or on the title page, this volume also includes the tale "Martin Paz."~This copy is in terra-cotta cloth stamped in gilt; we have also had green with gilt, blue with gilt, brown with black, and black with red (no known priority, though the gilt-stamped ones probably came first). This is a bright, near-fine copy (rear endpaper beginning to crack, very light rubbing at the extremities). Taves & Michaluk V014; Myers 47.

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        Documents relatifs au Dauphiné. 3e volume,contenant la topographie militaire de la frontière des Alpes

      edité par les soins de M. A. de Rochas d'Aiglun. Allier Imprimeur. 1875. 574pp, sans date. Demi-chagrin vert. Dos 4 nerfs. Ti Avant-propos:Notice sur les travaux de topographie relatifs aux Alpes Franco-Italiennes. Mémoire local et Militaire sur la frontière des Alpes:Idée générale des Alpes. description des rivières et des Vallées qui sont tant  en deça qu'au-delà des Alpes:Le Roya,la Bevera,le Paglion,la Laita,le Saint-Louis et le ruisseau du Menton. la Clarée,la guisanne ETC. Objet et situation des Places qui sont tant en deça qu'au-delà des cAlpes: . Embrun,Gap,Mont-Dauphin,Charteau-Queyras,Brinçon ETC. Routes principales et communications particulières du comté de Nice,de la Provence,du Dauphiné,de la savoie,du Bugey et des vallées qui sont au-delà de la grande chaiine des Allpes: . Vallée de Bracelonnette,de Cervières,de Queyras,Maurienne ETC. Principaux points d'ou partent les routes qui vont aboutir à Turin,après avoir traversé les cols les plus importants de la grande chaine des Alpes. RARE. Le plat est un peu frotté.

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        The Plays of Shakespeare

      1875 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The beautifully illustrated complete Plays of Shakespeare lavishly illustrated by Selous and edited by Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering. Volumes I - III, complete. The three volumes are seperated into Comedies, Histories and Tragedies. William Shakespeare, d. 1616, was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. Charles Cowden Clarke, 1787 1877, and Mary Cowden Clarke, 1809 1898, were English authors and Shakespearian scholars. At first, whilst having published several articles, Charles became a publisher. After the business eventually failed, he took to writing reviews and articles, and later lecturing, especially on Chaucer and Shakespeare. As a lecturer, Charles lasted twenty years, and as the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography tells us, He prepared his lectures meticulously and delivered them with clarity and humour, both stimulating and charming his audiences. He dealt with a wide range of authors and topics, including Shakespeare, English poetry, and European novelists. His recitations from his chosen authors were widely admired and were said to be as accomplished as those given by Dickens. The Cowden Clarkes had many literary friends, including Keats, Shelley, Coleridge and Leigh Hunt. Mary Cowden Clarke, as well as being a poet, author and Shakespearian scholar, was an actress. She collaborated with her husband on several important Shakespeare texts. Henry Courtney Selous, 1803 - 1890, was an English painter, illustrator and lithographer. He was the son of a Flemish portrait and miniature painter, and a pupil of John Martin who was an important and influential English painter of the 19th century. He entered the Royal Academy in 1818. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. There is mild wear to the extremities, including mild bumping and rubbing. Internally the pages are bright with intermittent spots. Overall the condition is very good..

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        SOUVENIR DE LA BELLONE, 1870-71-72

      [Np, but possibly Paris. ca. 1875].. Forty engraved plates. Folio. Contemporary green half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Spine sun-faded. Lightly rubbed at extremities. Bookplate on front pastedown. First plate lightly tanned. Some very minor scattered foxing, else bright and clean internally. Very good. A volume of engravings depicting the voyage of the ship Bellone and seafaring life. Following the "title" plate, which is numbered 21, are scenes of Africa, primarily in Senegal. These plates depict the natives, villages, and cities. After the scenes of Africa are plates depicting maritime life, evidently on a French naval vessel in the Atlantic. These images are much more delicately engraved and are not numbered. The first few of these detail a "day in the life" of a sailor, from morning muster and breakfast, through scrubbing the deck and inspection, and shore leave. Two plates of Uruguay and two unidentified landscapes are also inexplicably inserted in the midst of this sequence. A truly interesting, and perhaps unique, compilation of travel and maritime images.

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        DR. OX'S EXPERIMENT, and other Stories

      1875. With Numerous Illustrations. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1875. Original terra-cotta cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, beveled. First American fully-illustrated edition, from the sheets of the first British edition. These four tales include three that are among Jules Verne's earliest: "A Drama in the Air" (appeared in a periodical in 1851, his second story), "Master Zacharius" (1854, his fourth), and "A Winter amid the Ice" (1855, his fifth); "Dr. Ox's Experiment" itself did not appear until 1872. (Also included is "Ascent of Mont Blanc" by his brother Paul Verne.)~Osgood had published the first edition in English in mid-1874, in a small unillustrated volume. William F. Gill of Boston published the first American (somewhat-) illustrated edition, dated 1874, under the title FROM THE CLOUDS TO THE MOUNTAINS. Then this copiously-illustrated Osgood edition came out in mid-1875, priced at a hefty $3.00. The front cover shows Master Zacharius raising the trap door in the floor of his workshop, and the spine shows the earthbound "madman" who had fallen from the balloon in "A Drama in the Air."~This copy is in terra-cotta cloth (others are in green -- no priority). It is an unusually bright, very nearly fine copy (the slightest hint of wear at the top of the spine, magazine illustration tipped to the front endpaper). Taves & Michaluk V012; Myers 16.

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        Songs of Many Seasons

      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company,, 1875. 1862-1874. Octavo. Original sand-grained maroon cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, cartouche blind to rear board, maroon-coated endpapers. Housed in a maroon cloth chemise and a red morocco-back bookform slipcase. Armorial bookplate of Carol G. and William E. Simon (1927-2000; businessman, philanthropist and U.S. Secretary of State). Ends and corners rubbed, otherwise all sound and substantially fresh; and excellent copy. First edition, first printing, of this collection of poems by the author of the popular "...at the Breakfast Table" series. This copy is inscribed by the author pre-publication on the title page, "George Stewart Jr. Esq, with comp[limen]ts, O. W. Holmes, Boston, Nov 7th 1874". George Stewart was a bibliographer and man of letters who wrote many essays and articles praising Holmes as a writer and as a man, and in return received a number of presentation copies of the author's books.

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        Arctic Papers for the Expedition of 1875 (Nares Expedition) A Selection of Papers on Arctic Geography and Ethnology. Reprinted, and Presented to The Arctic Expedition of 1875, by The President, Council and Fellows of the Royal Geographic Society.

      London. John Murray. 1875. First Edition. 8vo, [xii], 292pp. with 2 fold-out maps, publisherÍs blue cloth, gilt crest and titles, a Very Good and complete copy. PublisherÍs blue boards with only very light soiling, tight un-cracked hinges and very clean inside with no markings, foxing, folds or tears _ Near Fine condition. A Scarce publication. & „Arctic Bibliography 14929& & The book contains a very good overview of Arctic Exploration History and a series of important and informative papers on Geographical and Ethnological subjects intended to be useful for the officers of the NareÍs Arctic Expedition. The first series of papers in the Geographical Section is by Dr. Robert Brown, F.R.G.S., who visited Greenland twice and was one of the highest living authorities of scientific subjects connected to the regions. BrownÍs contribution is followed by three papers: The first by Baron von Wrangell - the first proposal pertaining to an attempt to reach the North Pole by the route of Smith Sound. The second is a criticism on the narrative of Dr. Elisa Kent KaneÍs discoveries by Dr. Rink, the eminent Danish Naturalist. The third paper is on the Arctic Current around Greenland by Danish Admiral Irminger. The second series of papers is focused on the Greenland Eskimo Culture and includes papers on: the Greenland Eskimos by Clements R. Markham; the Descent of the Eskimo by Dr. Rink; the Western Eskimo by Dr. Simpson; a report on the Anthropological Institute; and Questions for Arctic Explorers.

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        Transactions of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science

      1875, 1860 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of the annual publication from the meetingsof the National Association of the Promotion of Social Sciences from 1859 - 1875 excluding 1873-1874. With tables throughout, including some fold-out tables and photographs to 1875 volume. In sixteen volumes. With two volumes for 1860, one volume beingTrades' Societies and Strikes. Report of the Committee on Trades Societies, appointed by theNational Association for the Promotion of Social Science, Presented at the Fourth Annual Meeting 1860. With one volume edited by Charles Wager Ryalls, four edited byEdwin Pears, one edited byAndrew Edgar and nine edited by George Woodyatt Hastings. George Woodyatt Hastings (1825- 1917) was an English Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1880 to 1892. Sir Edwin Pears (1835 - 27, 1919) was a British barrister, publicist, and historian. Meetings were held at a different location each year including, York, Sheffield, Manchester, Belfast, Birmingham, Brighton, Plymouth and Davenport, Leeds, Newcastle upon Tyne, Bristol, Edinburgh, London and Glasgow. Social science is the field of study concerned with society and human behaviours. 'Social science' is commonly used as an umbrella term to refer to a plurality of fields outside of the natural sciences. These include: anthropology, archaeology, criminology, economics, history, linguistics, communication, political science and international relations, sociology, geography, law, and psychology. The term may however be used in the specific context of referring to the original science of society established in 19th century sociology. With previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown to twelve volumes. With an errata slip bound in to 1861 volume between pages 172 and 173. Condition: In half morocco bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, sound but with wear to extremities and with the odd stain and mark to boards. With one hinge strained, six slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with odd scattered spotting, more pronounced to first and last few pages, slight offsetting to some pages and from bindings to endpapers and occasional marks to pages. With institutional label to rear pastedown to all volumes. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        HISTORY AND DIRECTORY OF LARAMIE CITY, WYOMING TERRITORY, COMPRISING A BRIEF HISTORY OF LARAMIE CITY FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT TO THE PRESENT TIME, TOGETHER WITH SKETCHES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SURROUNDING COUNTRY

      Laramie City. 1875.. 91pp. Original green printed wrappers, rear wrapper and spine replaced with matching modern wrapper. Front wrapper repaired in upper corner. Upper corner of first eight leaves and foredge tear in first six leaves repaired. Else very good. In a half morocco and cloth box. A history of the city and promotion for the surrounding country, with much information about its virtues, attributes, etc. The last third of the pamphlet is devoted to a directory of the city. There are also advertisements for many local merchants throughout. This is the first directory for any part of Wyoming, and one of the first book-length works published there. Triggs' publications are the outstanding early Wyoming promotional pieces. "A history of the region from the day of first settlement, in April of 1868. Recognized by students of Western History as probably the best, most honest and outspoken, most bluntly written and vivid description extant of the early and turbulent days" - Eberstadt. AII (WYOMING) 23. ADAMS SIX- GUNS 2239 ("exceedingly rare"). STOPKA, WYOMING TERRITORIAL IMPRINTS 1875.7. ADAMS HERD 2332 ("very rare"). EBERSTADT 113:434. HOWES T351, "b." GRAFF 4191. STREETER SALE 2245. JENNEWEIN 83.

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        Cassell's Illustrated Shakespeare

      London - Petter and Galpin Cassell, 1875 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Thebeautifully illustrated completePlays of Shakespeare illustated by Selousand edited by Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering. Volumes I - III, complete. The three volumes are seperated into Comedies, Histories and Tragedies. William Shakespeare, d. 1616, was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. Charles Cowden Clarke, 1787 1877, and Mary Cowden Clarke, 1809 1898, were English authors and Shakespearian scholars. At first, whilst having published several articles, Charles became a publisher. After the business eventually failed, he took to writing reviews and articles, and later lecturing, especially on Chaucer and Shakespeare. As a lecturer, Charles lasted twenty years, and as the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography tells us, He prepared his lectures meticulously and delivered them with clarity and humour, both stimulating and charming his audiences. He dealt with a wide range of authors and topics, including Shakespeare, English poetry, and European novelists. His recitations from his chosen authors were widely admired and were said to be as accomplished as those given by Dickens. The Cowden Clarkes had many literary friends, including Keats, Shelley, Coleridge and Leigh Hunt. Mary Cowden Clarke, as well as being a poet, author and Shakespearian scholar, was an actress. She collaborated with her husband on several important Shakespeare texts. Henry Courtney Selous, 1803 - 1890, was an English painter, illustrator and lithographer. He was the son of a Flemish portrait and miniature painter, and a pupil of John Martin who was an important and influential English painter of the 19th century. He entered the Royal Academy in 1818. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. There is some wear to the extremities, including some rubbing, with some marks and discolouration to the boards. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright, with the occasional slight spotting, mostly prominent to the first and last few pages. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Handbook for travellers in Syria and Palestine : including an account of geography, histories and inhabitants of these countries ; the peninsula of Sinai, Edom, and the Syrian desert; with detailed descriptions of Jerusalem, Petra, Damascus, and Palmyra

      London : J. Murray, 1875. New Edition. Physical description: ix, 616 p. : ill., maps (some folding), plans ; 18 cm. Subjects: Syria -- Description and travel -- Guidebooks. Palestine -- Guidebooks. Travel literature -- 19th century. Text in double columns throughout. Finely bound in modern leather-backed, marbled boards. Gilt-blocked leather label to spine. Raised bands. Internally, pages are very clean and bright, with some very slight yellowing to the margins as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Rare Esoteric Chinese Life Guide Calendar In Ancient Obsolete Language

      8vo. Sixty-one (61) separate calendar leafs, printed early 1800s on laid paper, each providing guidance and outlining instructions, warnings, and superstitions for a specific calendar day. Fine, delicate translucent laid paper, leafs measure approximately 25 x 21cm, with a scant few which are half sized. Folded and housed together in an English marbled paper portfolio, with ownership inscribed to inner front board, Isabel Fane Febry. 25th 1875. Perforations to margins indicate that these were once bound. Most leafs printed in blank ink, two are printed in red ink, the most interesting of the latter being a semi-circular diagram, and a single leaf, which appears to be an index of sorts, is covered in bright yellow ink. Occasional creasing or fraying, particularly to the yellow leaf, otherwise very good condition. Produced in ancient obsolete Chinese characters, approximately one millennium past, the text provides daily predictions and advice, most pertinent to heed, such as the most optimum time to marry or have children, as well as the least advisable time to undertake these and innumerable other activities. The instructions are daily. Further research by a specialist in linguistics or etymology may best interpret this unusual calendar. Possibly an early form of a Discordian (Erisian) calendar, these were used originally in religious and subsequently in philosophical sects, known today as Discordianism, which is based on veneration or worship of Eris, the Greco-Roman goddess of chaos. The Discordian calendar has five 73-day seasons: Chaos, Discord, Confusion, Bureaucracy, and The Aftermath (The yellow index leaf has 73 similar characters neatly printed in ten rows following a left margin). The Discordian year is aligned with the Gregorian calendar and begins on January 1, repeating its cycle 5 times to the end of the year. The Erisian week consists of five days which are named after the five basic Discordian elements: Sweet, Boom, Pungent, Prickle, and Orange (The five characters in the upper margin of the yellow index leaf may represent the five elements). There are 73 of these weeks per year and every year begins with Sweetmorn. Although Discordianism was officially founded circa 1958-1959, ancient versions of the philosophy may have existed long ago. The religion has been likened to Zen, based on similarities with absurdist interpretations of the Rinzai school, as well as Taoist philosophy. Most likely to be based on ancient legends, mythology, and celestial connections, it could also be an early example of the sexagenarian cycle - the 10 'heavenly stems' and the 12 'earthly branches' which form a title for every year depicted by one of twelve animals. This ancient Chinese calendar represented a means for people to act appropriately to developments in nature and the cosmos and assured them a secure, happy life. .

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        The Way We Live Now

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1875. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. A Very Good + copy of the first American edition, first printing, in the Publisher's original green cloth (spine ends lightly rubbed, leading corners of each board rubbed, a few marks to the boards and spine -- but a better copy than is usually seen); a wonderful novel which proved Trollope's continuing power as a novelist amid talk that his powers were waning. The book tells the story of the rise and fall of the fictional stock market manipulator, Augustus Melmotte -- and its effect on his daughter's options for marriage. The tale is an excellent social satire which Walpole deemed to be one of the most remarkable of all English novels published between 1860 and 1890. The story remains vibrant and has currency even today. A Very Good + copy.

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        Tsu^zoku ISOPPU MONOGATARI

      1875. Good. [EHON] Kawanabe GYO^SAI, Artist. Tsuuzoku ISOPPU MONOGATARI. Tokyo: Inada Sahei, Meiji 8 [1875] (Meiji 5-8). 6 volumes. Hanshibon, 22.5 x 15 cm. Blindstamped patterned yellow paper covers, string-bound Japanese-style, fukuro-toji. The interesting and now very scarce translation of Aesop's Fables into Japanese from the English version of Thomas James. Illustrated throughout in b+w (without the grey block) woodcuts by the famed artist Kawanabe Gyo^sai, the illustrations based on the English original. (For more on this work, see Scott Johnson's article, "The Illustrations for a Victorian Aesop and a Meiji Isoppu", 1983, Kansai University). Good impressions, very good condition. Enclosed in a modern clasped chitsu case, complete:

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        A JOURNEY TO THE NORTH POLE

      1875. With 129 Illustrations by Riou. London and New York: George Routledge and Sons, 1875. Original green cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt. First English Edition (this tale had first been published in French in 1866, as LES ANGLAIS AU POLE NORD). This volume comprises the first half of "The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras"; the second half is THE FIELD OF ICE. (The 1874 American edition by Osgood, all in one volume, was the first edition in English.) Routledge re-issued this first title a little later in 1875 as THE ENGLISH AT THE NORTH POLE.~This copy is bound in green pictorial cloth (Myers mentions only blue and red); it is in fine, bright condition -- the only flaw being some flaking away of the front cover gilt. Taves & Michaluk V004; Myers p. 65; also see Mistichelli A16.

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        A Journey to the North Pole [&] The Field of Ice (2 vols)

      London and New York: George Routledge and Sons Journey to the North Pole: a 1st British edition, later issue (with cancel title page dated 1875), Field of Ice: an early reissue from following year, possible from sheets of 1st deluxe issue with all edges gilt, 14 pages of adverts in rear. Both volumes in red cloth with black and gilt stamped decoration and pictorial to spine and front boards, blind rules to rear boards; The Field of Ice with gilt edges. Illustrated with engravings, many in text and given their own leaf; frontispiece tissue guards present in both volumes. A Journey to the North Pole with colour fading from red cloth on spine panel, cloth well rubbed along edges and at corners; small ink number to front pastedown, and erased pencil note to front free endpaper; minute foxing to tissue guard and title page; the final illustrated leaf with damp stain at top corner gutter. Field of ice with dark splatter to bottom of rear cover; ink gift inscription to front free endpaper; very light foxing to blank recto of frontis leaf. . Early Editions. Decorated Cloth. Very Good +. Illus. by Riou. Octavo.

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        A Journey to the North Pole. [by the] Author of the "Children of Captain Grant" Etc. With Illustrations by Riou

      London, George Routledge and Sons. 1875, 1875. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION: Publisher's green pebble grained cloth with elaborate gilt and black design, gilt titles, coated endpapers. Superb wood engravings by Riou et al throughout. Internally clean, bookplate tp pastedown, a little dutiness to page edges, some wear to extreme corners. A near fine copy. First edition of this title to be printed in English. Myers. Jules Verne- A Bibliography. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [315].

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        [Autograph Letter, Signed ("Mark"), to James R. Osgood]

      Hartford. 20 February [1875].. One page, in ink, on octavo ruled lettersheet. Folded for mailing, else very good or better. To James R. Osgood, then principal of James R. Osgood & Company, and later publisher of THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER, and other titles by Clemens and his contemporaries: "My Dear Osgood: Confound it, my Boston trip is knocked in the head. It would take so long to explain why, that I will not attempt it, but only send regrets, do some private cussing, & wish the dinner party a happy time & Aldrich & family godsend & a glorious tour. Ys Ever Mark [flourish]." Clemens had earlier declined another invitation to dine with Osgood on 12 February. T.B. Aldrich and his wife embarked in late March for an eight month tour of Europe.

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        Studi artistici di nudo, bambini, uomini e donne.

      Subject: (Fotografia - Nudi artistici). Parigi, Calavas Freres Editeurs, 1875 circa, raccolta di 31 (di 38?) fotografie originali all'albumina, ciascuna di cm. 15, 5 x 21, e raffiguranti 496 immagini (ciascuna foto e' suddivisa in sedici parti ognuna con un'immagine diversa e/o raffigurante una sequenza): bambini, uomini e donne in pose plastiche e allegoriche. Bello e raro ensemnle (mancanza di un riquadro di cm. 3, 5 x 5, 5 ad una foto)

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        [RETAINED MANUSCRIPT COPY OF AN AUTOGRAPH LETTER BY THOMAS NEILL TO THE GERMAIN SISTERS, FEMALE CAPTIVES BEING HELD BY THE CHEYENNE]

      Headquarters Troops in the Field, Camp near Cheyenne Agency, Indian Territory. Jan. 20, 1875.. [2]pp. plus integral blank. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Old fold lines. Minor soiling and wear. Very good plus. Retained copy of a letter written by Lieut. Col. Thomas H. Neill to "Catherine Elizabeth or to Sophia Louisa Germain, white women now in the hands of the hostile Cheyennes with 'Greybeard' or Stone-Calf." John and Lydia German and their seven children were moving by wagon across the plains via the Smoky Hill Trail to Colorado when they were attacked, in September 1874, by a Cheyenne war party. Both parents and three of the seven children were slain and scalped, leaving four girls as captives: Addie 5, Julia 7, Sophia 12, and Catherine 17. The two younger girls were rescued in a military raid in November 1874, severely emaciated and in poor health. In January, after the rescue of the two younger sisters, Lieut. Col. Neill sent out scouts with letters to induce the Cheyenne to surrender. This is a retained copy of one of those letters, addressed to Sophia or Catherine German. It reads: "I send you these few lines to tell you that your younger sisters Juliana and Nancy are safe and well and have been sent home to Georgia. Your sad captivity is known all over the country and every effort will be made to obtain your release as soon as possible. Read this note to Stone-Calf or Grey-Beard and say to Stone-Calf that his message asking peace has been received and that I will receive him and his band upon condition that he shall send you and your sister in first, and then he can come in with his band and give himself up to the mercy of the Government and I will receive him. I send you with this pencil and paper. Write me Stone Calf's answer, and anything else you may desire. I think the Indians will make no objection. The friendly Indians here are all very anxious to get you in. Keep a brave heart and we hope to effect your release." Sophia and Catherine were finally rescued in March 1875, having been subjected to repeated abuse and rape. All four sisters were then reunited at Fort Leavenworth.

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        TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS

      1875. With One Hundred and Twelve Illustrations. Seventh Edition. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, 1875. 8 pp undated ads. Original green cloth decorated in black and gilt, beveled, all edges gilt. Seventh British edition of Verne's classic tale of Captain Nemo and the submarine Nautilus. Sampson Low published the first edition in English in November 1872 -- now a volume that is virtually impossible to find (we have never seen one). Soon after, Osgood and then Smith, both of Boston, published their editions that are so similar to each other. Over the next few years Sampson Low continued to issue reprints of their 1872 edition, still in the same binding; these too are very scarce today. T&M cites a Sampson Low third edition published by April 1873, plus a fifth edition by July 1874, and we have had a "Fourth Edition" dated 1874 -- the only time in over 25 years that we have a UK edition earlier than this one. (All of these are not really "editions," but rather printings of the first edition.) All of these printings feature a pictorial binding showing the Nautilus scanning the ocean floor and all kinds of sea life with a gilt beam of light; on the spine is a bug-eyed giant squid.~This copy is in near-fine condition. The only noteworthy flaw is that the front free endpaper is missing; there is a tiny bit of wear at the corners, but externally this is a bright, handsome volume. A first UK edition in original cloth in this condition, if such a book is still out there somewhere, would probably bring about something in the range of $50,000. See Taves & Michaluk V006.

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        The Laws of Grenada, And the Grenadines; From the Year 1766 to the

      1875. [Grenada]. The Laws of Grenada, And the Grenadines; From the Year 1766 to the Year 1875: With a Table of Acts, And a Tabular and General Index. Compiled by Commissioners Appointed by His Excellency Sanford Freeling, Esq. London: Printed by George Phipps, 1875. xii, 713 pp. Octavo (9-1/2" x 6"). Contemporary quarter imitation calf, retaining original lettering piece, over marbled boards, endpapers renewed, partial crack in text block between title page and following leaf. Light toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Stamps to edges, verso of half-title and title page. A nice copy of a scarce title. * Discovered by Columbus in 1498, Grenada was originally colonized by the French in 1650. It passed between France and Great Britain over the wars of the following decades with Britain prevailing in 1783. The colony became independent and a member of the Commonwealth in 1974. This compilation from 1875 offers an interesting perspective on Grenada during the heyday of colonial rule. OCLC locates 2 copies in North America (at Harvard Law School and Temple University). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 7:337.

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        CALORNIS GULARIS - Purple-throated Glossy Starling

      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 his 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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