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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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Segni nel Tempo]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Le Lutrin des Alpages]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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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 " 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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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      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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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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      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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      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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      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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      [Reading, PA]: np, 1875. First Edition. Good. Original manuscript of 42 leaves, plus two hand-drawn plates. In contemporary composition book of sheep-backed marbled (tourniquet) boards; inked in a fine though unusual hand on blue-lined, chain-laid paper with calligraphic title and dedication pages. Leather spine perished; boards detached; several leaves separated from the text block; old soil and staining to dedication leaf. Else apparently complete; fair to good only, but fresh and fully legible condition. An eccentric piece of 19th-century scholarly humor, the more remarkable for being the product of a small, provincial American city. The author, using the pseudonym of "Beaumont & Fletcher," purports to present a scholarly translation of a medieval Latin MS by one "Albigraecus Cacatus Pedo" (which loosely translates as "Dog Turd - Shit Foot") on the many shapes, varieties, and life-histories of the "Cactus Humanus," the author’s euphemism for the singular unit of human excretion, or, if one prefers...the turd. Using the language and format of nineteenth-century scholarly botanical treatises (with which he is clearly familiar), the author delineates the taxonomy of various "Cactus" species, including sub-species and local variations. Throughout, the text is peppered with multilingual puns (Horace: "…"Exegi monumentum aere perennius"); broad double-entendres ("Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, and waste its sweetness on the desert air"); and pseudo-scholarly references to imaginary works by both real and non-existent authors. A detailed and fully-realized parody, some 7500 words in length, accompanied by two finely rendered plates of figures (laid in) – the first keyed to passages in the text; the second a "pictorial history of the development of conservatories" (i.e., "privies" - above left). A work of Swiftian brilliance with a heaping measure of Sterne thrown in, a hilariously modern (or even postmodern) piece of Merdiana.

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        Memoir of the Life of William James Muller

      London - Chapman and Hall 1875 - An insightful biographical account into the life and works of landscape and figure painter, William James Muller. First edition, being the first published biography of William James Muller. With original letters and an account of his travels and of his principal works. Beautifully illustrated with tipped in lithographs, photographs, paintings and sketches by the artist's own hand. Collated complete with seventeen plates and a vignette title page. Mller was born at Bristol, the son of J. S. Mller, a Prussian from Danzig, curator of the Bristol museum. He first studied painting under James Baker Pyne. His early pictures were mostly of the scenery of Gloucestershire and Wales, and he learnt much from his study of Claude, Ruysdael, and earlier landscape-painters. In 1833 he exhibited at the Royal Academy for the first time, showing Destruction of Old London Bridge-Morning. Handsomely bound in a half crushed morocco binding, by H. Sotheran and Co. Condition: In a smart half crushed morocco binding, with gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, generally smart, with only some very light rubbing to the cloth covered boards. Internally, firmly bound and bright throughout. Generally clean although with the odd spot and handling mark. Previous owner's armorial bookplate to the front pastedown, and binder's stamp to the verso of the front free endpaper. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoir of the Life of William James Muller a Native of Bristol, Landscape and Figure Painter; with Original Letters and an Account of His Travels and of His Principal Works

      Chapman & Hall, London 1875 - Purple boards with design and titles in gilt, faded to brown at the spine. Professionally restored retaining the original endpapers with award label from Turton Hall School and two pasted-on newspaper clippings concerning the artist. Some foxing to front endpapers otherwise clean in a very sound binding. Preface followed by list of contents followed by list of 18 illustrations, all present and correct. These include photographs from paintings and sketches by the artist's own hand. My bookbinder tells me the boards are covered with blocked paper rather than the usual cloth, and that this could well explain why so few copies of this book have survived. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Typography of an Artist: Emil Rudolf Weiss. A Monograph

      Oldham, England: Incline Press, 2012. Hard Cover. Fine. Hard Cover. Number 112 of 250 copies. Heavily influenced by Art Nouveau movement, E.R.Weiss (1875 - 1942) was a multitalented German artist who painted watercolors and murals, and also designed furniture, fabric, stained glass, ceramics, wallpaper, and books. This book focuses on Weiss';s book artistry including his typographic designs, calligraphy, book jacket designs, illustrations, and more. It took printer Graham Moss of the Incline Press over fifteen years to research, compile, and print this outstanding collection of Weiss';s book works, which features numerous tipped-in reproductions and several original pieces. It is a large folio bound in brown paper covered boards with vellum spine and design in red to front cover. Housed in a brown paper covered slipcase with black cloth edges and title label to spine. Includes two small supplemental books: The Anagnostakis Pocket Guide to Austrian German and Swiss Antiquarian Bookdealers Terminology and E.R. Weiss In Memorium. 178 pages. Fine condition. PRI/080613.

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        Die Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testamentes. Aus der Vulgata übers. v. Dr. Joseph Franz von Allioli. Pracht-Ausgabe mit 230 Bildern von Gustave Doré

      Stgt./Lpz./Bln./Wien, DVA (ca. 1875).. 6. Aufl., 2 Bde. 2°. 15 Bll., XVI S., 2 Bl., 834 Sp.; 6 Bll., Sp. 833-1252, Zwischentit., 356 Sp. Mit 230 Holzschnitt-Taf. Ornament. Buchschmuck v. Giacomelli. OHLdr. mit reicher Goldprägung, Vollgoldschnitt. Vicaire I, 477 - Entgegen der klassischen Tradition illustrierte Doré die Bibel als abenteuerliches orientalisches Märchen. Das Werk erschien in wenigen Jahren in 15 Ländern als Prachtausgabe für die verschiendenen christlichen Konfessionen. Doré beschäftigte dafür 35 Xylographen.

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        Picturesque Europe: A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Natural Features and the Picturesque and Historical Places of Great Britain and the Continent (Three Volumes)

      New York: D. Appleton and Company NEAR FINE. Handsome 3-volume set: 1875, 1878, 1879 with steel and wood engravings. Full morocco leather bindings over beveled boards (dark brown/black spines and corners edged with double gilt rules, over lighter brown leather boards). Decorative titling on front covers, with center illustration of an artist's palette; gilt titling and blind decorative tooling on spine between 4 raised bands. Marbled endpapers. All page edges gilt. A clean, totally unmarked set - no writing, bookplates or stampings; occasional light toning to pages facing steel plates but overall pages clean and fine, complete with all engravings present. (Recent owner has laid in loose tissues facing steel plates to protect pages from further toning.) Covers are clean with moderate rubbing and scuffing, primarily along edges, hinges, spines, spine ends and corners. Volume 1 is most heavily rubbed of the three but all are attractive, hinges intact, bindings strong. Volume I (1875) has 21 steel engravings. Pagination: vi + iv + 488 pages + steel plates. Volume II (1878) has 22 steel engravings. Pagination:(vi) + iv + 460 pages+ steel plates. Volume III has 20 steel engravings. Pagination: (vi) + iv + 491 pages + steel plates. Each volume opens with tissue-guarded steel engraved frontispiece and engraved title page. All volumes have full-page wood engravings as well as numerous wood engravings in text. Illustrations are by various artists, including Birkett Foster, Harry Fenn, E. M. Wimperis, D. McKewan, J. Mogford, S. Read, J. Chase, W. Leitch, T. L. Rowbotham, T. D. Scott, E. Wagner, W. L. Jones, C. Emery, C. Johnson, T. Green, W. W. May, and Towneley Green +. 10 x 13". A heavy set - will require additional postage.. First Edition. Full-Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. Thick 4to.

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      New York: Appleton & Company, [1875]. First Edition. 1/2 black morocco. Very Good set with clean plates. Three folio (9-3/4" x 12-1/2") volumes bound in publisher's half black morocco and brown cloth with morocco corners. Illustrated with 3 steel- engraved title pages and 60 fine steel-engraved views. Minor marginal foxing to a few plates; small stain at very bottom of margin to many plates with no effect on images. Covers rubbed with wear to corners and spine tips but covers tight.

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        Picturesque Europe: A Delineation By Pen and Pencil of The Natural Features and the Picturesque and Historical Places of Great Britain and the Continent. Three Volumes

      New York: D. Appleton & Company. 1875. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Good. First edition of this three volume set bound in publisher's three quarter green morocco leather over green pebbled cloth, gilt decorative cover lettering, slightly raised spine bands with gilt lettering, compartments ruled in gilt and black, all edges gilt, brick red endpapers, 488 + 460 + 491 pages. With around three hundred engravings per volume, plus accompanying text, this Victorian era set provided those at home to view sights they had never seen before, or perhaps provided a preview to a European trip in the Grand Tour tradition. Covers a little rubbed and scuffed with some minor mottling, a little roughness to one spine end but no chips, spines faded to a warm olive green (covers are a brighter green), spines have some minor and shallow vertical waviness near the center but are not dried, good hinges, sound text blocks with no loosened pages, engraved titles, adjacent tissues and frontis plates a little foxed, small inner margin tear to frontis tissue of volume I, other plates very good with only a few having some light foxing to the margins, pages very clean and free from names or other markings.

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        Golf: A Royal & Ancient Game

      Edinburgh: R. & R. Clark,, 1875. Tall quarto. Original green cloth, titles to spine and upper board in gilt and black, brown coated endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Frontispiece and illustrations throughout. Extremities worn, contents lightly toned. An excellent copy. First edition. Presentation copy inscribed by Dr. W. Laidlaw Purves on the front blank, "To Derek Campbell from W. Laidlaw Purves. 22 April, 1876". Purves was the founder of the legendary Royal St. George's course in Sandwich, Kent.

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        Lettre signée.

      La chapelle St mesmin près Orleans, 5. VIII. 1875. - 1p In-8. Longue lettre au docteur Villeneuve concernant la loi du 12 juillet 1875 relative à la liberté de l'enseignement supérieur. Villeneuve avec dû encenser le rôle de Dupanloup dans les débats. La loi Falloux de 1850 avait institué un monopole d'état. De 1873 à 1875, des députés et sénateurs, notamment catholiques, notamment Dupanloup, se sont battus pour avoir le droit d'avoir des universités privées. Ce qui fut obtenu le 12 juillet 1875, par 316 voix contre 266. "La majorité dans l'Assemblée a dépassé même ce que j'aurais osé espérer". Il ne leur reste plus qu'à construire: "de grands efforts seront nécessaires pour fonder l'enseignement dont nous avons conquis le droit". - Ancienne collection Charles Vincens.

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        Fors Clavigera. Letters to the Workmen and Labourers of Great Britain

      Orpington: George Allen 1875-1900. . Nine volumes, including the Index volume, mixed editions, including first editions of volume V and the Index volume, 8vo. 17 plates, marbled endpapers, morocco bookplate lettered in gilt in volume I. Contemporary brown half morocco, cloth sides, spines - excepting volume I - a little sunned, t.e.g., a most attractive set. “ of the curiosities of literature. Its discursiveness, its garrulity, its petulance are amazing... [it] is full of passionate intensity; it abounds in forcible writing, and the ingenuity with which innumerable threads are knit together to enforce the author's economic principles is remarkable” (DNB). Wise I pp 177, 186.

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        A New Treatise on Elements of Mechanics

      Porter & Coates Philadelphia: Porter & Coates. 1875. First. First edition. Octavo. 352pp., illustrated with numerous tables and diagrams, and full page wood-engraved plates at the rear. Contemporary full morocco, gilt tooling, all edges gilt. Dedicated to William F. Sellers, a Philadelphia inventor and manufacturer, with Seller's engraved bookplate and name in gilt on the front board. John W. Nystrom, a prominent Swedish-American civil engineer, received numerous patents for calculators, a slide ruler, a marine steam engine, and related inventions. Ex-library copy with spine letters, bookplate, pocket, and perforated stamp on the title page and first text page, else very good or better. .

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        Hall's Essay on the Rights of the Crown and the Privileges

      1875. Hall, Robert Gream. Loveland, Richard Loveland. Hall's Essay on the Rights of the Crown and the Privileges of the Subject in the Sea Shores of the Realm. Revised and Corrected, Together with Extensive Annotations, And References to the Later Authorities in England, Ireland, Scotland, And the United States, By Richard Loveland Loveland. With an Appendix, Containing I.-Lord Chief Justice Hale's "De Jure Maris." II.-The Case of Dickens v. Shaw. III.-Mr. Serjeant Merewether's Speech. IV. Forms in Use by the Board of Trade. London: Stevens & Haynes, 1875. xxi, 220, cl, 48 pp. Includes 48-page publisher catalogue. Contemporary pebbled cloth, blind frames to boards, rebacked retaining original spine, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing with minor wear to corners. Light toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Small shelf label to spine, inkstamp to title page. * Second and final edition. According to the preface, this treatise was the first on sea shores since Lord Hale's De Jure Maris, and is more detailed and broader in scope than its predecessor. Holdsworth commends Hall's work as "a learned essay which...sums up and discusses all the authorities medieval and modern.": History of English Law XIII:495 (citing the second edition, 1875). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:151.

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        Deutsches Alpenbuch. Die deutschen Hochlande in Wort und Bild. Die Ostalpen

      Glogau, Flemming (1875-1888).. 4 Bde. (Alles Erschienene!) VI (2) 616; 4 Bll., 672 S., 6 Bll.; VIII, 478 S., 4 Bll.; 583 S., 2 Bll. Mit 200 tlw. ganzseit. Holzschn. v. A. Cloß, Klitzsch & Rochlitzer nach Zeichn. v. Th. Blätterbauer u. G. Sundblad. OLn. m. Gold- u. Schwarzpräg. Exlibris, Namenstempel a.d. flieg. Vors. Bd. 1: Salzkammergut, Oberbaiern und Algäu. Naturansichten und Gestalten. - Bd. 2: Tirol und Vorarlberg. Bd. 3 (= 2. Abt./1. Bd. Die Ost-Alpen): Wanderungen und Bilder in und aus Osttirol, Kärnten, Steiermark, Salzburg und Nieder-Oesterreich. - Bd. 4.: Österr. Küstenlande, Krain, Istrien und benachbarte Alpengebiete (= 2. Abt./2. Bd. Die Ost-Alpen).

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        Map of the Mining Lands at Newbury, Massachusetts

      1875 - This is a rare and extremely unique pocket map showing the mining lands around Newbury, Massachusetts. In 1874, silver and gold were discovered in the town of Newbury. In that same year, the Chipman Silver Mine was established and worked through 1879, then again for a few years in the early 1900s. In this short period of time, the mine yielded half a million dollars in silver. This pocket map illustrates the location of the mine, labeled "Chipman's Lode" as well as the claims by nearby landowners. It also shows in great detail the town of Newbury and Newburyport, including property boundaries and landowners, roads and railroads, and rivers and creeks. It can be presumed that the maker of this map, N. Little was a local landowner in Newbury. There are several references on the map to various properties with the last name of Little. This map is in it's original red paper covers.

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        CID RODRIGO DE VIVAR (2 volúmenes)

      Imp., Madrid 1875 - 488, 604 pág 22x15 cm Holandesa época, lomo piel Lomos roces Cid Rodrigo de Vivar (el Cid Campeador), en dos volúmenes. Con 17 grabados, uno doble.

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        Percement du tunnel sous-marin entre la France et l'Angleterre. -Ventilation des mines de Marles. (MANUSCRIT)

      Manuscrit in-4 relié pleine percaline grenat de l'époque avec le titre gravé à froid sur les plats. 128 pages manuscrites. Très important travail manuscrit. Les auteurs analysent au début de leur travail les raisons des résistances qui se sont opposées à l'exécution de ce grand projet contemporain du percement de l'isthme de Suez et de l'exécution des grands tunnels sous les Alpes; ils font confiance aux traités internationaux, ils estiment que l'Angleterre 'est entrée résolument aujourd'hui dans le concert économique de l'Europe dont elle est un des plus féconds éléments'. L'historique s'ouvre sur la première proposition en 1802 de percement d'une voie charretière pour relier la France à l'Angleterre; il énumère à la suite les projets de Favre, du Docteur Payerne, de Franchet et Teissier. Sont évoqués également les projets de Castanier, et surtout de Thomé de Gamont qui, le premier pour son tunnel sous marin, réussit à interesser l'opinion publique. Dès 1856 il présenta un projet de tunnel sous marin entre le Cap Grinez et Douvres; le budget final du projet de Thomé de Gamont après des modifications de tracé était de dix huit millions de Francs. Au moment de la rédaction du manuscrit, une compagnie formée sous le titre 'Association du chemin de fer sous marin entre la France et l'Angleterre' avait pris la direction des travaux préparatoires; la concession avait été obtenue des gouvernements Anglais et Francais le 2 Août 1875. Les planches annoncées dans le texte ne figurent pas dans le manuscrit. A la suite du texte sur le tunnel se situe un travail sur la ventilation des Mines de Marles dont un premier puits commencé en 1853 s'était écroulé et comblé complètement. Signé par l'auteur

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        Explorations in Australia

      London,: Sampson Low,, 1875.. Octavo, eight plates, four folding maps; apart from a cancelled library stamp a good copy in original green cloth, gilt vignette on upper board. An important account of Forrest's successful exploring career, during which he most famously became the first person to cross the continent west to east.Forrest began his first expedition as Government Surveyor in 1869, at the age of twenty-one, setting out from Perth in search of traces of Leichhardt. The expedition ascertained that rumours which referred to a party of white men being slain by local Aborigines twenty years before did not relate to Leichhardt's party but to Robert Austin's expedition. Forrest went on to the east of Lake Barlee to Mount Weld before returning to Perth.On Forrest's return another expedition in search of Leichhardt was mooted - this time to travel from the Murchison River to Carpentaria. However lack of funds prevented so extensive an expedition, and instead it was proposed that Forrest cross from Perth to Adelaide, around the Great Australian Bight, in search of farming land. By taking the coastal route, the crossing was achieved by Forrest in an extraordinary five months. This feat, which had taken Eyre over twelve months to complete, is a testament to Forrest's formidable abilities as an explorer and professional surveyor, and to that of his brother Alexander who was his second-in-command.The success of Forrest's first two expeditions spurred him on in 1874 to take on the last great challenge of Australian inland exploration: to ascertain the nature of the interior by crossing the continent from Perth to the Telegraph Line which ran between Darwin and Adelaide. Again Forrest triumphed and firmly established his reputation as one of the great Australian explorers of the western interior. Forrest later became premier of Western Australia and first Baron Forrest of Bunbury.This first edition of his collected expeditions is, 'a work of great importance which must be added to every collection of exploration literature' (Wantrup). It is illustrated by four very detailed folding maps, all drawn by Forrest. Six of the eight plates are by George French Angas, and 'constitute his last major artistic undertaking' (Wantrup).Wantrup, 200.

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        The Birds of South Africa. New Edition [Second and Best Edition]. Thoroughly revised and augmented by R. Bowdler Sharpe. SECOND AND BEST EDITION

      Bernard Quaritch, 1875-1884. Roy. 8vo., Second Edition, with 12 fine engraved plates in monochrome by Keulemans, one or two short marginal tears in blank margins of a few leaves; attractively bound in navy blue cloth, navy blue calf back lettered and ruled in gilt, uncut AND PARTIALLY UNOPENED, beige endpapers (original yellow free endpapers preserved), a very good, bright, clean copy. Wanting (blank) pages 856-866 as usual. The first edition of Layard's standard monograph was first published in Cape Town in 1867. This second and best edition was prepared by Sharpe and dedicated by him to Layard. The superb plates by Keulemans (sometimes coloured by hand; uncoloured in the present copy) appear here for the first time. A lovely copy of a scarce and standard reference. Mendelssohn I, p.872; Tate p.203. . Catalogs: natural history: birds.

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        Das Hermanns-Denkmal und der Teutoburger Wald. Nach der Natur aufgenommen von L. Menke. Herausgegeben von W. Klingenberg

      Detmold, Meyer 1875. 31 x 38 cm. (46) Seiten mit 1 chromolithographierten Titel von W. Vollmer nach C. Scheuren und 20 lithographierten Tafeln, auf aufgewalztem China, von A. Lüttmann, C. Süßnapp und M. Ulffers nach Menke. Festeinband, Leineneinband der Zeit mit Schwarz- und Goldprägung und dreiseitigem Goldschnitt, Subskribentenverzeichnis lose beiliegend - Hansen B 215 - Thieme / Becker II, 438 (Bandel) - Westfalia Picta X, 633-634 - Gedenkalbum anläßlich der im gleichen Jahr erfolgten Einweihung des Hermanns-Denkmals. Mit malerischen Ansichten: Detmold (2), Inselwiese, Bandels Wohnung am Denkmal, Hermannsdenkmal, am Fuße des Hermanns-Denkmals, Heidental, Donoper Teich, Jagdschloß Lopshorn, Hünenkapelle, Dörenschlucht, Forsthaus Hartrören, Winnefeld, Zwei Veteranen, Quellen der Berlebecke, Berlebecker Tal und Falkenberg, Externsteine(2), Bilsteinhöhle, Silbermühle. Jeder Ansicht ist ein lyrischer Beitrag zugeordnet, und a. von Altenbernd, Dahn, Freiligrath, Geibel, Rittershaus, Julius Wolff. Einband stellenweise fleckig, das Subskribentenverzeichnis und die Tafeln im Rand geringf. stockfleckig. -

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