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        GUIDA ILLUSTRATIVA DEL CITTADINO E DEL FORASTIERO PER LA CITTA DI GENOVA E SUA ADIACENZE,

      Genova, Luigi Sambolino, 1875 . Reliure d'époque, demi veau à cinq nerfs et au impression doré, plattes intérieures marbrées, un plan dépliante et page de titre originale, 130 x 205mm., 678pp, 12 planches hors texte. Indice alfabetico dei monumenti contenuti nel presente volume. Oratorj. Instituti di beneficenza. Monumenti pubblici. Palazzi privati. Monumenti Privati esposti al pubblico. Bon Etat, seulement le plan est un tout petit peu déchiré.

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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        Description of the Living and Extinct Races of Gigantic Land-Tortoises, Part I and II: Introduction and Tortoises of the Galapagos Islands

      London: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1875. First edition.. Spine cloth with just a touch of wear at the head and foot of the spine, slight bump to one corner of boards with no effect to the text; the text and plates are bright and clean; a very good copy.. Pp. 251-284; 13 full page fine lithographic plates (2 are large and folding). Contemporary quarter olive-green pebble cloth over early gray boards, title is written on front board, 4to. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, volume 165, part 1. This is the classic and much sought-after work on the tortoises of the Galapagos isles. From the research library of Hobart M. Smith with his name stamp on the front board.

      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
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        Antony Van Leeuwenhoek. De Ontdekker Der Infusorien 1675-1875

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

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        Skandinaviens Fugle med særligt hensyn til Danmark og de nordlige bilande. Anden, fuldstændigt omarbeidede udgave ved Jonas Collin.

      Kjøbenhavn, L. A. Jørgensens Forlag, 1875-77, 1879. 2 volymer: text + planschband. Text: LI + 838 + (2) s. Planschdel: 105 handkolorerade, litograferade och graverade planscher (alla) med 600 fåglar, varav 58 planscher är ordinarie och 47 är supplement. Samtida bruna halvskinnband, textdelen 20,5 X 13 cm; planschdelen 40 X 24,5 cm. Ca 30 planscher brunfläckade och ca 40 planscher fuktfläckade i marginalen, 1 reva, ca 10 med revor i marginalen. Textbandet lös i band

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Röda Rummet AB]
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        The Native Races of the Pacific States of North America.(5 volumes)

      New York. D.Appleton and Co. 1875. Red gilt titled Cloth. 8vo. First Edition. Profusely illustrated with fold-out maps, tables, diagrams, etc. Howes B :1 Some very minor chipping to spines. Volume One has small repair to bottom spine, light adhesive residue to front pastedowns, Vol.111 lacking rear free endsheet, else a Very lovely set of this most important work.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Le Reine Indigo. [Subtitle]: Opéra-bouffe en 3 actes et 4 tableaux. paroles de M.M.A. Jaime et V. Wilder. Musique de Johann Strauss de Vienne. Grand succès de Théâtre de la Renaissance

      Paris: Au Ménestrel... Heugel et Cie.. [1875]. Original large lithographic poster in colours, drawn and printed by Jules Chéret. 73 x 53.5 cms. (29.25" x 21.75"). & & Unmounted. On paper. 4" tear to left edge repaired. . First performed in Vienna on February 10, 1871, La Reine Indigo was the first of Strauss's operettas and the first to be performed in Paris. & & The present poster, depicting various characters and scenes from the opera, was designed contemporaneously with the first French performance of the work at the Théâtre de la Renaissance on April 27, 1875. & & Broido: French Opera Posters 45.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        THE WISE WOMAN. A Parable

      London, Strahan & Co., 1875.. FIRST EDITION 1875, 8vo, original publisher's green cloth, gilt title and author, small gilt device of anchor with Anchora Spei, plus 2 decorative black bands to upper cover, the same bands in blind to lower cover, spine gilt lettered and banded with same anchor device at tail, brown endpapers, pages: (4), 222. Book leaning just slightly, head and tail of spinbe and corners slightly worn, 2 tiny nicks to cloth at tail of spine, another to top of lower hinge, pale stain to lower corner of upper cover with faint brown tide-mark, small water stain to lower cover next to spine, one or two other minor marks, endpapers slightly faded at edges, a pencil line on each endpaper, inner paper hinges partly cracked, binding firm, inscribed by the publishers to a Mrs Hamilton on the half-title, a little pale ink on bottom edges, just showing very slightly on the lower margin edge of a few pages, otherwise contents clean. A good plus copy of the scarce first edition in book form. Despite the title this is a fairy story for children first serialised in Good Things December 5th 1874 to July 3rd under the title A Double Story. It was reprinted several times with various titles. Shaberman, George MacDonald, page 55, No. 54. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and its Tributaries. Explored in 1869, 1870, 1871, and 1872, under the Direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

      Washington [D.C.]: [U.S.] Government Printing Office, 1875. First edition. Later red buckram with gilt titles. A near fine copy, small bump to upper fore-corner, bookplate on front pastedown, inner margin of two preliminary leaves with minor staining, otherwise contents and maps fine. 4to. Illus. with 80 b/w plates; folding map and profile in rear pocket. One of the basic documents of Colorado River history," Farquhar. "As a narrative of adventure, this book is one of the most justly celebrated documents in the literature of exploration," Wheat. Provenance: From the library of Kenneth E. Hill, with his bookplate. Sabin 64753. Howes P528. Graff 3336. Farquhar: Colorado River 42a. Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 1261. Eberstadt 120-172.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and its Tributaries. Explored in 1869, 1870, 1871, and 1872, Under the Direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

      Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1875. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/No Jacket. 4to. Serviceable library binding of pebbled black cloth with titles stamped direct on spine; pp. xi, [3], 4-291, plus frontispiece and 79 additional b/w illustrations on plates, throughout; binder's map pocket present but detached, with two large b/w folding maps laid in. New endpapers, donation stamp on the ffep, a heavily inked-over small library stamp on the page following the title-p., small bookshop sticker on rear endpaper. With both the maps ("Profile of the Green River and Colorado River... compared with the profile of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers..." and "The Green River from the Union Pacific Railroad to the mouth of the White River"). The Green River map has some small loss at the folds. Farquhar 42a; Sabin 64753; Howes P-528; Graff 3336.

      [Bookseller: Barnes & Noble Collectibles NYC]
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        William Blake's Illustrations of the Book of Job. With Descriptive Letterpress, and a Sketch of the Artist's Life and Works

      Boston, J.R. Osgood and Company, 1875. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to. 79 p. 22 pl. 35 cm. Bound in contemporary red cloth. Black stamped design with gilt lettering and design on front cover. Good binding and cover. Minimal wear to extremities. AEG. Ex-library bookplate on inside board. Contemporary gift inscription in initial title page from Mr. and Mrs. A. Grant to Rev. A. R. Porter. Clean, unmarked pages. Illustrations in crisp, clean condition. Please feel free to view our photographs. <br><br> William Blake (28 November 1757-12 August 1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. His prophetic poetry has been said to form what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language His visual artistry has led one contemporary art critic to proclaim him far and away the greatest artist Britain has ever produced. Although he lived in London his entire life except for three years spent in Felpham he produced a diverse and symbolically rich corpus, which embraced the imagination as the body of God, or Human existence itself. Considered mad by contemporaries for his idiosyncratic views, Blake is held in high regard by later critics for his expressiveness and creativity, and for the philosophical and mystical undercurrents within his work. His paintings and poetry have been characterised as part of both the Romantic movement and Pre-Romantic, for its large appearance in the 18th century.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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        [COLLECTION OF SCRAPBOOKS CONTAINING OVER A THOUSAND TRADING CARDS, ADVERTISEMENTS, AND OTHER EPHEMERAL CHROMOLITHOGRAPHIC ITEMS, ALMOST ALL PRODUCED IN THE UNITED STATES IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY]

      [Various places. ca. 1875-1905].. Approximately 1100 pieces, both loose and in four albums. Most pieces pasted into albums. Albums are quarto and folio in size. Largest album lacking spine and front board; spine deteriorated on second album, leaves loose in both. Some light wear to leaves in all four albums, some heavier than others. Overall, the individual pieces are in very good condition. Large group of primarily American trade cards, advertisements, and other ephemeral printed items, most printed in chromolithographic full color. The collection spans a variety of printing firms, in various locales, including Boston, New York, New Bedford, Philadelphia, Buffalo, and others. In addition to chromos of flowers and other ornamental scenes, there are trade cards advertising a wide variety of products: corsets, soap, thread, medicines and remedies, early appliances and household goods, shoes, furniture, dry goods, cigars, and many more. Most of the advertisements and trade cards are aimed at a female audience, relying on the desires of the burgeoning Victorian middle class. Some show African Americans in extreme caricatures, notably a series of cards for cigars. A significant archive of ephemeral items, neatly collected and grouped.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        St. Mark&#39;s Rest: The History of Venice. Written for the Help of the Few Travellers who Still Care for her Monuments together with Mornings in Florence. Being Simple Studies of Christian Art, for English Travellers (Complete in 12 Volumes)

      Kent: George Allen, 1875. Externally: Fair . Published between 1875 & 1979. Soft. 12mo; 7 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches; 519pp + indices etc.</. Good.

      [Bookseller: Ryan OHorne Books]
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        Welsh Scenery (Chiefly in Snowdonia)

      London: WM Thompson, 1875 In maroon cloth with gilt and black ink decorative tooling and title, edges and corners rubbed slightly. Spine has title in gilt, looks like its been repaired in the distant past. Internally, NO inscriptions etc, lightest of browning to first and last couple of page edges, 20 mounted chromolitho plates of atmospheric Welsh scenes, each with is paper guard, clean and very tight, each with its own leaf of descriptive text, text block edges in gilt. A wonderful copy of a title which is normally found loose with plates separated! One of the best copies we have had! (COPAC. WorldCat)Walton, landscape painter, also illustrated seven books by his friend T. G. Bonney, including The Peaks and Valleys of the Alps (1867), The Coast of Norway (1871), and Welsh Scenery (1875). See ODNB for a full Bio.Bonney, geologist, though said to be of indifferent health at times, was a very active alpine mountaineer and carried out numerous field investigations, even into old age. He died at his home, in Cambridge, unmarried, on 9 December 1923. His autobiography, Memories of a Long Life (1921), says little about Bonney&#39;s geological work, but records his impressive alpine achievements, gives fascinating insights into Cambridge life in the nineteenth century, and reveals the author as a tremendous trencherman with a seemingly inordinate interest in food. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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

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

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Oceanic Group - American Group

      London J. Reynolds & Sons 174 Strand nd c.1875. Hand coloured lithograph, 430 x 690mm, designed by E. Ravenstein is inscribed lower left mounted and framed in good original condition. A large nineteenth century lithograph showing full length portraits of people from Oceania and America.To the left of the lithograph are depicted examples of "typical" Oceanic inhabitants - Malay, Sandwich Islands, Marquesas Islander, New Zealander, North and South Australia. Whilst to the right are Papuan, Patagonian, Araucanian, Chippeway and Cherokee.An interest in ethnography took a central place in the lives of educated Europeans as science and world history were not yet too esoteric and specialised for the average person to understand. Maritime discovery was enthusiastically followed by both the French and English nations and the savants of both countries had a keen intellectual curiosity in the ethnography of the newly-discovered countries.Published in London, this image was designed by Ernst George Ravenstein (1834-1913) a German- English geographer and cartographer. Born in Main, Germany he became a British subject and worked in the Topographical Department of the British War Office from 1855-75. He was the first person to receive the Victoria gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society for geographical research.This lithograph is number three in a series, Varieties of the Human Species and from the large scale format it was possibly produced as an educational teaching aid.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        DISCONTENTED FROGS

      - McLOUGHLIN PUB. THE DISCONTENTED FROGS. NY: McLouhglin Bros. no date, circa 1875. Oblong 4to, 10 1/2 x 9", Fine condition. One of the most wonderful McLoughlin publications, this contains 6 large full page chromolithographed illustrations to accompany a very lengthy tale in verse about the plight of a group of frogs. They leave the security of the pond for the promise of a better life in the city only to encounter horror and eventual extermination. Not a happy story. Rare and an incredible copy.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        [LETTER BOOK AND PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM FOR THE U.S.S. TENNESSEE]

      [Various places, including Japan]. 1875-1885.. 133 sheets mounted on stubs; twenty-eight mounted photographs, most measuring 7 x 9 3/4 inches. Letter book: Folio. Original half black morocco and cloth, stamped in blind on cover, spine gilt. Corners rubbed. Spine heavily worn and chipped, hinges weak. Light soiling to some letters, some chipped at edges. In a very legible hand. About very good. In a blue cloth clamshell case, leather label. Album: Oblong folio. Original blue publisher&#39;s cloth, stamped in gilt on cover. Boards scuffed and slightly stained. Expertly rebacked in matching cloth. Some mounts with slight chipping at edges. Some soiling, though photographs are generally clean. Good. Manuscript and photographic records of the U.S.S. Tennessee, launched in July 1865. Originally named the U.S.S. Madawaska, she was renamed Tennessee in 1869, and at the same time timbered up to the necessary height to allow a spar deck to be installed. She was also fitted with new, more powerful engines at this time, though she also bore a full complement of sails. Her duties included service as flagship of the Asiatic Squadron under Rear Admiral William Reynolds, with Captain William W. Low in command. By 1879 she was flagship of the North Atlantic Squadron under Rear Admiral Robert W. Wyman, with Captain David B. Harmony in command. These items pertain to both of these notable periods of service. The letter book contains compiled correspondences sent to Captain William W. Low by the U.S. Naval Department and by Rear Admiral William Reynolds, commander of the Asiatic Fleet, stationed in Japan. The correspondences cover the period from June 1875 through June 1876, the duration of Low&#39;s time as captain of the Tennessee, and generally contain orders or reports concerning the ship&#39;s maneuvers. The photograph album, which was published by Hatton & Hart in New York, bears the cover title, "Scenes on Board a Man-of-War. U.S.S. Flag-Ship Tennessee," with an image of the ship stamped in gilt. It contains photos of the ship itself; of officers and the crew, including Rear Admiral James E. Jouett and Captain O.F. Stanton; and of a few exercises aboard the ship. The album is dated circa 1885, when the Tennessee was flagship of the North Atlantic Squadron.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        CORRESPONDANCE INÉDITE DE LA COMTESSE DE SABRAN ET DU CHEVALIER DE BOUFFLERS-- 1778-1788 RECUEILLIE ET PUBSIÉE

      Paris. E. Plon et Cie, 1875. Deuxième Edition. PAGINATION: [ii], I-XVIII, 526, Table des Matières. BINDING: Full deep navy blue crushed morocco by Henri Noulhac (9 5/8" x 6 1/2", signed inside front cover); highly gilt ornamented spine with five raised bands and title in 2nd panel/date at bottom of spine. Boards framed in triple gilt fillets; gilt head- and tail-caps; 5/8" ornate gilt-decorate floral turn-ins over marbled endpapers. Exlibris of unknown person; all page edges gilt. THIS BINDING IS VERY BRIGHT, in fact SHIMMERS. ________ "A superlative craftsman, Noulhac specialized initially in plain leather bindings and copies of 18th-century bindings. By 1900 he had begun to incorporate modest floral emblems into the dentilled fillet borders of his covers...he did achieve respect as an instructor, numbering Rose Adler and Madeleine Gras among his students." -- p. 150, "Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbindings--French Masterpices 1880-1940" ________ On verso of half-title: Les éditeurs déclarent réserver leurs droits de traduction et de reproduction à l&#39;étranger. Ce volume a été déposé au ministère de l&#39;intérieu (direction de la libraire) en décembre 1874." ________ FINE CONDITION! ________ A LOVELY WORK in a CHOICE SPECIMEN OF A NOULAC BINDING.

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        The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras

      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company. 1875. First US Edition. Hardcover. First edition in English. xiv, 440pp. Original brick red pictorial cloth stamped in black and gold on the front panel and the spine panel. With two hundred and fifty illustrations by Riou. Light rubbing to spine ends and corner tips, short tear to page 1, a couple of smudges to last two pages. A near fine copy. In Bleiler, 1978, p. 199. Gallagher, Mistichelli and Van Eerde A16. Taves and Michaluk V004. ; Octavo .

      [Bookseller: Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        JOURNEY TO THE NORTH POLE. With 129 illustrations by Riou

      London and New York: George Routledge and Sons, 1875. First English Edition. With a great profusion of illustrations throughout, all by Riou. 8vo, publisher&#146;s original forest green cloth, pictorially decorated in black and gilt on the spine and upper cover. iv, 315. A pleasing, well preserved and attractive copy, quite fine but for some light shelfwear to the foot of the spine, very light cracking to inner hinge, gilt in good order all over, the cloth quite clean and generally free from rubbing. RARE FIRST EDITION. THE TRUE ENGLISH FIRST WITH THE DATE PRINTED ON THE TITLE PAGE. The book was actually published by Routledge in October of 1874 though they imprinted an 1875 date onto the title page. The book first appeared in France in 1865 and Routledge published the book with two different covers, one reading as this, and the other as THE ENGLISH AT THE NORTH POLE. Rare in first edition format, especially in the green cloth (Meyers mentions only blue and red).

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        ACTES ET PAROLES (3 VOL SET - COMPLETE) 1 - AVANT L&#39;EXILE - 1841 - 1851, 2 - PENDANT L&#39;EXILE - 1852 - 1870, 3 - DEPUIS L&#39;EXILE

      Paris: Michel Levy Freres / CALMANN, LEVY, 1875 - 1876. Hardcover. Very Good. Vol 1 &#150;xlviii, 516 pgs. Vol 2 &#150; xlviii, 474 pgs. Vol 3 &#150; xliv, 354 pgs.& 6 1/4 x 9 in. Text in French.& Red quarter morocco, with red marbled boards.. Gilt lettering and decoration on spine. 4 raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Condition of book is VERY GOOD ; & Spines slightly darkened, corners and ends of spine very lightly worn. Upper text block slightly darkened. Marking and notes in ink on table and rfep. Foxing throughout, foxing to edges of text block, otherwise very tight, solid. & & & & & & &

      [Bookseller: Andre Strong Bookseller]
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        BIBLE]. THE NEW TESTAMENT of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, according to the Authorised Version. With illustrations by Gustav Doré

      London, Paris and New York: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, [c. 1875]. With a profusion of fine and very impressive engravings by Gustave Doré on nearly 80 full page plates, complete. The full run of illustrations and text, separately titled, for the New Testament portion of the Bible. Folio, publisher&#146;s original luxury binding of three-quarter dark green morocco over pebbled dark green cloth, spines decorated elaborately with detailed gilt borders around central floral tools in compartments between gilt stippled and ruled bands, one compartment lettered in gilt, end-leaves marbled, a.e.g. 279 text pp. + engraved plates. A very handsome, unusually clean copy of Dore&#146;s spectacular rendering of the New Testament. The book is prone to heavy foxing but this copy has only a touch here and there and in all cases it&#146;s quite light. The binding is sturdy and attractive with only expected minor evidence of age. GUSTAV DORÉ&#146;S BIBLE. One of the most magnificent of the Doré illustrated books. A huge testament to Doré&#146;s talent and a most impressive work in size and scope. In Cassell&#146;s printing of Doré&#146;s complete Holy Bible, the New Testament accounts for only about a fifth of the total page count and yet contains roughly a third of the total illustrations. Browsing through these plates, one can clearly see why Gustave Doré was considered among the greatest illustrators of his day. These books are not commonly found in good condition, they were prone to foxing and the stress caused by the bulk of the text was very hard on the bindings. Fortunately, this is a very sturdy copy and remains fresh, clean and completely useable.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Buffaloe [sic.] Hunting

      [London: Chatto & Windus, no date but circa 1875]. Lithograph, coloured by hand, by McGahey [but signed &#39;Gahey&#39; in error], printed by Day & Haghe. 12 x 17 1/2 inches. 16 1/8 x 22 1/4 inches. A fine image from Catlin&#39;s &#39;North American Indian Portfolio&#39;, one of the most important accounts of Native American life. "The American bison, or... buffalo, is the largest of the ruminating animals that is now living in America, and seems to have been spread over the plains of this vast country, by the Great Spirit, for the use and sustenance of the [Native American]... The buffalo bull often grows to the enourmous weight of 2000 pounds, and shakes a long and shaggy black mane, that falls in great profusion... over his head and shoulders... The horns are short but very large." This is one of the six rare unnumbered plates, whose existence remained something of a mystery until recently, when research uncovered the true history of the production of the North American Indian Portfolio. When Catlin first produced his work in 1844, he evidently intended his 25 plate folio to be the first of four volumes, and had carried work forward to the point of having produced extra lithographic stones toward the next volume. However, the collapse of his finances ended this scheme, and the publisher Henry Bohn took over the copyright of the Portfolio, producing 25 plate versions until he sold the copyright to the publishers Chatto & Windus in the early 1870s. Chatto & Windus decided to enhance their reissue of the Portfolio by printing the six extra plates, from stones which had existed unused for over thirty years. This is documented in their archives, now in the Reading University Library in England. Of the 140 sets located in the unpublished census, only about a quarter are of the 31 plate issue. Thus, these six plates are four times scarcer than the other Portfolio plates. Catlin summarized the Native American as "an honest, hospitable, faithful, brave, warlike, cruel, revengeful, relentless, -- yet honourable, contemplative and religious being". In a famous passage from the preface of his North American Indian Portfolio, Catlin describes how the sight of several tribal chiefs in Philadelphia led to his resolution to record their way of life: "the history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian". He saw no future for either their way of life or their very existence, and with these thoughts always at the back of his mind he worked, against time, setting himself a truly punishing schedule, to record what he saw. From 1832 to 1837 he spent the summer months sketching the tribes and then finished his pictures in oils during the winter. The record he left is unique, both in its breadth and also in the sympathetic understanding that his images constantly demonstrate. A selection of the greatest of images from this record were published in the North American Indian Portfolio in an effort to reach as wide an audience as possible. The present image is one of the results of this publishing venture and is both a work of art of the highest quality and a fitting memorial to a vanished way of life. Cf. William S. Reese, The Production of Catlin&#39;s North American Indian Portfolio, 1844-1876.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND / ABANDONED

      LONDON: SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON, LOW &. VERY GOOD+. PUB 1875. FIRST EDITION. THE SECOND VOLUME OF "THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND" TRILOGY. TRANSLATED BY W. H. G. KINGSTON. . ORIGINAL MAROON CLOTH DECORATED IN GILT AND BLACK WITH BEVELED BOARDS AND ALL EDGES GILT WITH ALL 50 FULL PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS. BOOK HAS SOME MODEST WEAR TO CORNERS AND SPINE-ENDS BUT IS OTHERWISE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. .

      [Bookseller: JOHN LUTSCHAK BOOKS]
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        Renaissance in Italy

      London: Smith, Elder, and Company, 1875-1886. First editions. Spineheads a little rubbed, covers a little rubbed, else fine; volume I of Italian Literature with some light foxing on half title, volume II has a weak front hinge. Royal octavo.

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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        JOC-O-SOT. / (THE WALKING BEAR) / A SAUK CHIEF FROM THE UPPER MISSOURI, U.S. AM

      [London: Chatto & Windus, nd, but ca. 1875].. Lithograph, handcolored, by John McGahey, printed by Day & Haghe. Wove paper. Image size: 16 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches. Sheet size: 22 3/8 x 16 3/4 inches. In fine condition, apart from some small expert marginal repairs. A fine image from CATLIN&#39;S NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN PORTFOLIO, one of the most important accounts of native-American life. Joc-o-Sot (Walking Bear, 1810-44), a Sauk Chief, took part in the Black Hawk War of 1832 when he was wounded. He later performed in Wild West shows in Europe and the United States. His wounds from the war of 1832 had apparently left him weak and, whilst traveling, he became ill and died in Cleveland on his way to Missouri. He was buried in the Erie Street Cemetery, in Cleveland. This is one of the six rare unnumbered plates, whose existence remained something of a mystery until recently, when research uncovered the true history of the production of the NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN PORTFOLIO. When Catlin first produced his work in 1844, he evidently intended his twenty- five-plate folio to be the first of four volumes, and had carried work forward to the point of having produced extra lithographic stones toward the next volume. However, the collapse of his finances ended this scheme, and the publisher Henry Bohn took over the copyright of the PORTFOLIO, producing twenty- five-plate versions until he sold the copyright to the publishers Chatto & Windus in the early 1870s. Chatto & Windus decided to enhance their reissue of the PORTFOLIO by printing the six extra plates, from stones which had existed unused for over thirty years. This is documented in their archives, now in the Reading University Library in England. Of the 140 sets located in the unpublished census, only about a quarter are of the thirty-one-plate issue. Thus, these six plates are four times scarcer than the other PORTFOLIO plates. Catlin summarized the American Indian as "an honest, hospitable, faithful, brave, warlike, cruel, revengeful, relentless, - yet honourable, contemplative and religious being." In a famous passage from the preface of his NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN PORTFOLIO, Catlin describes how the sight of several tribal chiefs in Philadelphia led to his resolution to record their way of life: "the history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian." He saw no future for either their way of life or their very existence, and with these thoughts always at the back of his mind he worked, against time, setting himself a truly punishing schedule, to record what he saw. From 1832 to 1837 he spent the summer months sketching the tribes and then finished his pictures in oils during the winter. The record he left is unique, both in its breadth and also in the sympathetic understanding that his images constantly demonstrate. A selection of the greatest of images from this record were published in the NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN PORTFOLIO in an effort to reach as wide an audience as possible. The present image is one of the results of this publishing venture and is both a work of art of the highest quality and a fitting memorial to a vanished way of life. William S. Reese, "The Production of Catlin&#39;s North American Indian Portfolio, 1844-1876" (ref).

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        In Fairyland

      London: Longman Green, 1875. Engraved and printed by Edmund Evans,with a poem by William Allingham, this book is regarded as one of the finest examples of Victorian colour printing.This is an unusually good copy with bright covers virtually unmarked. Pictorially illustrated in bright gilt on both spine and front cover with the title interwoven with the design.31 pages,16 full page colour plates The plates,text and endpapers are only minimally spotted or marked. Some damage to the half title and title fore-edges has been professionally restored.There are no previous owners inscriptions. . 2nd. Pictorial Cloth. V.Good/No d/wrapper. 15 1/4 X 11. Illustrated.

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        The Communistic Societies of the United States

      New York,: Harper & Brothers,, 1875.. Large octavo, frontispiece and 16 plates, illustrated; a very good, fresh copy in publisher's cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt. First edition of this influential and extensive study of the communitarian ideal in the United States.Charles Nordhoff (1830-1901) emigrated to the United States as a child, and went on to have a varied career as sailor, journalist and writer. His grandson Charles Bernard Nordhoff is the famous historian of the Bounty.In The Communistic Societies of the United States, Nordhoff recounts his travels to many of the socialistic societies which became popular in the nineteenth century, most famously the Shakers of Mount Lebanon, the Rappite township at 'Harmony' and the Oneida Community. As Nordhoff points out in his Introduction, he hoped that a study of these communities might provide 'useful hints toward the solution of the labor question'. Throughout, the work displays a thoroughness and lack of hysteria which supports his claim to have 'thought it best to give at first an impartial and not unfriendly account of each commune.'.

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        A Cruise in the Acorn

      London: Marcus Ward & Co., 1875 Original reddish-brown blindstamped cloth with floral pastedown decorated in black and lettered in gold on bevelled boards. General wear; worn through at corners and head and foot of spine. All six chromolithographs by Kate Greenaway are present and excellent except for 1/2 inch edge tear in frontispiece. Chromograph Series. Each illustration is accompanied by a well-known, appropriate poem. There is light foxing to endpapers, but interior is essentially clean and easily readable. There are no names or any other writing. 140 pp. plus publisher&#39;s catalog.

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        [Wood County, Ohio county atlas, printed within:] Historical Atlas of the World Illustrated: giving histories and maps of all the countries in their geographical, statistical, and commercial aspects, together with a complete history of the original surveys of the United States, with a special map showing lands surveyed by Government. Constructed by A. Keith Johnston, H.D. Rogers, Edw. Weller and other eminent geographers; compiled and editied [sic] by Charles H. Jones, assisted by Theodore F. Hamilton

      Chicago: H.H. Hardesty & Co., 1875. Folio. (19 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches). Historical Atlas section: title, 4pp. preliminaries, pp.7-88 text; 7pp. wood-engraved illustrations, 1 folding chromolithographed map, 40 hand- coloured lithographic maps (13 double-page). Wood County, Ohio section, printed on verso of the text and map to the preceding: 1p. &#39;Index to Wood County&#39;, [27]pp. of text; 11 uncoloured lithographic plates with views of 22 properties in Wood Co., 1 double-page hand-coloured map of the county, 2 hand-coloured maps of Ohio and surrounding states, 6 hand-coloured town- plans (2 double-page). Publisher&#39;s black half roan over brown cloth- covered boards, the lower cover blocked in blind, the upper cover in gilt and blind. An extraordinary 19th century American atlas: an Ohio county atlas published within a stock atlas of the world, with the county maps and views printed on verso of stock atlas sheets. The inspired idea of combining county and national atlases seems to have been a particular favourite of the publishers Hardesty & Co. Between 1875 and 1882 they published nine different variations on the same theme, combining the Historical Atlas of the World with atlases/histories/trade listings for the counties of Defiance, Fulton, Wood, Monroe, Lawrence and Putnam in Ohio; Jay and Wells in Indiana; and Wood & Pleasants (in one vol.) in West Virginia. The two works are truly inextricable: views and text from one are published on the backs of the maps in the other. For instance: the double-hemisphere world map from the Historical Atlas has the first two pages of the History of Wood County on the verso and the double-page map of Wood County has maps of Newfoundland on one recto and Canada, etc. on the other. To attempt to unite the two, the publisher has numbered the Ohio county content with fractions, so that the page numbering is consecutive. The Historical Atlas is a fine example of its type: a majority of the maps are of the Americas (including 12 of one or more of the individual States), and the colouring is attractive and colourful. The Wood County section includes much valuable information from an historical viewpoint and a number of charming views of the houses and farms of the prominent members of the community. "Despite their limitations and inaccuracies, nineteenth-century county atlases nonetheless preserve a detailed cartographical, biographical, and pictorial record of a large segment of rural America in the Victorian age" (Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, p. 424). Ristow, who devotes an entire chapter to the 19th century production of county atlases, makes no mention of such a combined atlas. We have never encountered another in this format.

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        JAPANESE EXPEDITION TO FORMOSA

      1875. Paperback. Very Good. HOUSE, Edward H. THE JAPANESE EXPEDITION TO FORMOSA. Tokio: [No Publisher], 1875. Without the large supplementary map. Includes map of Southern Formosa facing p. 114. xiii,[1],231 pp., + errata slip bound-in at end. Octavo, side-sewn and glued into (original) printed paper wrappers with brushed Japanese-language title on spine, and housed in a modern chitsu case with paper labels on spine and upper board and bone clasps. Wrappers show some general wear and soiling. Clean text, and in very good condition overall. In 1874 Japan sent a punitive expedition to Formosa to avenge the killing of some Ryukyu islanders who had been ship- wrecked on the coast of Formosa and murdered by the inhabitants. The sovereignty of the Ryukyu Islands, which at that time belonged to China, was disputed by Japan; and when China refused to punish the Formosans, Japan claimed that it was the legal protector of the Ryukyu Islands and sent a military expedition to Formosa to avenge the murders. In a brief introductory note, dated April 1875, House says that the materials presented in this book were "chiefly collected from memoranda of personal observation of the incidents described, and of authentic narratives of the diplomatic transactions between the governments of Japan and China ... Many of the earlier chapters originally appeared in the form of letters to the New York Herald, during the summer and autumn of 1874." (Cordier I:295).

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        The Way We Live Now [Sadleir&#39;s copy w/his notes]

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1875. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. A Very Good + copy (expert repair to the spine cloth of one volume executed by the Heritage Bindery, rubbing at the extremities, small tear and tape repair to rear free endpaper of Volume 1) of a wonderful novel which proved Trollope&#39;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&#39;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. This is the copy of the famed collector and Trollope bibliographer, Michael Sadleir, WITH SADLEIR&#39;S HANDWRITTEN NOTES IN PENCIL ON THE REAR ENDPAPERS OF EACH VOLUME. The book wears Sadleir&#39;s lion bookplate as well as the bookplate famed collector Barton Currie. This is, quite simply, THE copy for the Trollope collector to have. MICHAEL SADLEIR&#39;S (AND BARTON CURRIE&#39;S) COPY, WITH MICHAEL SADLEIR&#39;S HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON THE REAR FREE ENDPAPERS OF EACH VOLUME. An excellent opportunity for the Trollope collector to distinguish his or her collection.

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        Proeve eener Ned. Indische bibliographie (1659-1870). With: IDEM. Vermeerderde en verbeterde herdruk voor de jaren 1659-1720, supplement en verbeteringen voor de jaren 1721-1870. With: IDEM. Supplement II.

      - Batavia, 1875-1903. 3 volumes in 1. Modern cloth. (8),III,(3),325; (2),II,(2),93; 64 pp.* The first bibliography dealing with printers and printing in the Dutch East Indies to 1870, chronologically arranged, with alphabetically arranged index, a subject-index and a list of printers and publishers. - (pp. 252-325 in photocopy). - Rare standard work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Exploracao e estudo do Valle do Amazonas [bound with] Exploracao e estudo do Valle do Amazonas

      Exceedingly rare report on the Amazon by Barbosa, not in Borba de Moraes. 1875. Rio de Janeiro. Typographia Nacional. In 8vo (208 mm x 140 mm). 52; 151 + 2 maps. In the original printed wrapper, small edge tears not affecting, first title with erased stamp. One map detached, a few marginal annotations, first title with erased stamp, else a very fine and crisp copy. First edition. We have been unable to trace other copies of this work; both volumes were prepared by Barbosa to be presented to Jose Fernandes da Costa Pereira Junior at the request of the Ministry of Agriculture & Commerce as result of the scientific commission entrusted to him. Barbosa Rodrigues (1842 - 1909) was without doubt a remarkable Brazilian; he travelled throughout Brazil between 1868 & 1897, allowing him a working knowledge of the North of the country. He was the author, and eventually gained fame for his work Sertum Palmarum Brasiliensium ou relation des Palmiers nouveaux du Bresil, published in 1903 in Brussels. He was eventually appointed Director of the Manaos botanical museum and first Director of the botanical garden of Rio de Janeiro. This, his report of the Valley of the Amazon is virtually unknown. The work is illustrated with two large folding maps, entitled ?A planta do Rio Trombetas? and ?Planta do Rio Capim?. Although Borba only included works until 1900, and excluded the Sertum Palmarum, this was printed in 1875 and is clearly an important description of the north of Brazil; had he seen it, we believe it would have been included.

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        DISCONTENTED FROGS

      1875. 1. McLOUGHLIN PUB. THE DISCONTENTED FROGS. NY: McLouhglin Bros. no date, circa 1875. Oblong 4to, 10 1/2 x 9", Fine condition. One of the most wonderful McLoughlin publications, this contains 6 large full page chromolithographed illustrations to accompany a very lengthy tale in verse about the plight of a group of frogs. They leave the security of the pond for the promise of a better life in the city only to encounter horror and eventual extermination. Not a happy story. Rare and an incredible copy.

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        Journey across the Western Interior of Australia

      London,: Sampson Low,, 1875.. Octavo, with frontispiece, plates, a large folding map; with a cancelled library stamp otherwise a good copy in contemporary cloth, gilt. The first edition of Warburton's narrative of his expedition from the Telegraph Line to the west coast which won the race to cross the continent from east to west.Warburton, a retired South Australian Police Commissioner, was funded in his quest by Sir Thomas Elder and Captain Walter William Hughes. En route he benefited enormously from an encounter at Charlotte Waters with Ernest Giles, who showed him his maps and suggested he take an alternate course from the one he had just endured.Although Warburton won the honours of the crossing over Giles and W.C. Gosse, it came at a high cost. In the harsh Great Sandy Desert his expedition deteriorated into an endless search for water. Within a few months half their camels were dead; provisions were low and much of their equipment had been lost. They reached the Oakover River just in time but even here they faced starvation and had to eat camel hide while waiting for help.Indeed, so terrible were the privations that Warburton suffered that he was physically unfit to prepare his journals for publication. The text of Warburton's own journals was edited by H.W. Bates of the Royal Geographical Society, and an historical account of exploration in the western third of the Australian continent was added by Charles Eden. The scientific content was arranged by Professor Owen, Dr Hooker, John Gould and Dr Henry Trimen.Wantrup, 201.

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        Journey Across the Western Interior of Australia

      London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, 1875. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. With an Introduction and Additions by Charles H. Eden, edited by H.W. Bates. ix, [3], 307 + 40 ad pp. With frontispiece, title vignette of the Warburton Beetle, and 8 other plates, large folding map at rear. 22 x14 cm, green cloth binding by Burn & Co, re-backed with original cloth laid down, decorated in gilt and black, beveled edges. Map has some professional restoration. Warburton, a colonel in the Volunteer Military Force, departed from South Australia in 1872 as leader of an expedition hoping to link the province with Western Australia. The expedition had financial backing and was provided with seventeen camels and six months supplies, but journey took considerably longer, leaving the party to suffer long periods of extreme heat with little water, and in the end to survive only by killing the camels for meat. In January 1874 they arrived at De Grey station in Western Australia, having become the first to cross the continent from the center to the west. Warburton was by then near death and blind in one eye (ABD). This edited version of his expedition journal makes for lively reading, and is prefaced by a lengthy and useful summary of several previous expeditions.

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        THE FLORA OF BRITISH INDIA

      London. 1875-1897.. Seven volumes. Later three-quarter morocco and cloth, raised bands, t.e.g. Spine ends bit chipped. Outer hinges worn, with cracking on most volumes, sometimes nearly detached. Bit tanned. Ex-New York Horticultural Society. Overall a very good set. Hooker was one of the most prolific botanical writers of his day and had been on Ross&#39; expedition to Antarctica in 1839- 43. He compiled the present extensive work on Indian flora with the assistance of many other botanists. See TAXONOMIC LITERATURE for a detailed synopsis of the contents. A work of the greatest importance in the history of botanical exploration. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 2981.

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        Kamilaroi and other Australian Languages

      Sydney,: Thomas Richards, 1875.. Small quarto, lithograph frontispiece portrait, several wood-engraved illustrations including a waratah; very good in the original pebbled dark green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Second edition, substantially revised from the first edition of 1866, of this important account of the language and customs of some of the Aboriginal tribes of New South Wales, with a focus on the Kamilaroi language of New England and the Upper Hunter.Ridley (1819-1878) was one of John Dunmore Lang's recruits, arriving in Sydney in 1850. After a short stint at the Australian College Ridley he became an itinerant missionary in New England and as far north as Moreton Bay, a role which he fulfilled until 1857 when he was posted to Portland in Victoria. Although his later career saw him work at the University of Sydney and head the Chinese Mission in Sydney, he maintained a lifelong interest in the Australian Aborigines, and this work is the pinnacle of his efforts.The book includes a good introduction to Kamilaroi, the language of the Aborigines of the Namoi, Liverpool Plains and the Upper Hunter, and prints "Gurre Kamilaroi", a Missionary primer which retells the stories of Adam and Lazarus. Otherwise there are notes on: Wailwun (Barwan River); Kogai (on the Maranoa and Cogoon); Pikumbul (about Calandoon); Dippil (north side of Moreton Bay); Turrubul (Brisbane River) with a paraphrase from Genesis; Turuwul (which Ridley calls the language of "the now extinct Tribe of Port Jackson", with notes derived from his interviews with Mrs. Lizzie Malone; and Wodi-Wodi (the Illawarra).The book also has an important section on Aboriginal traditions, stories and customs (pp. 135-172).Ferguson, 14916; Greenway, 7973.

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        Jing Han Zhu Jiang He Ting (The very first edition Koran with Arabic script and Chinese translation and Chinese transliteration)

      the very first first edition Koran in Chinese, 3 volumes, published in 1875 in Yun Nan Province. Yun Nan is a minority border province of southwestern China where Islam first arrived at China. binding in the oriental way. Some wear and rebounded in 3 volumes by former owner.Very Scarce, no record at OCLC and at library in China.

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        A HISTORY OF THE BIRDS OF EUROPE not observed in the British Isles, 5 Volumes, complete

      London: George Bell, 2nd edition, revised, 1875-76.. Small bumps to a few corners, back outer corner of one volume with flecking to the cloth, spines lightly sunned, the text and plates are bright and clean with mild foxing to the preliminary pages of a few volumes only, a tight, near fine copy in a very attractive binding.. Pp. ix, (3) 150; iv, 172; iv, 176; iv, 180; (4), 175, (3), with 253 fine hand-colored plates, some text-figures. Original elaborately blind-stamped and gilt-decorated red cloth with gilt scene on front covers, sm 4to. 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&#39;s &#39;History of British Birds,&#39; 1870". The hand-colored plates are by Fawcett with many illustrations of eggs.

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        A History of the Birds of Europe. Not Observed in the British Isles (5 vol)

      York Street, Covent Garden, London: George Bell and Sons, 1875 5 volumes complete with all the 180 bird plates and 58 plates on Bird eggs. All 5 volumes uniformly bound in modern tan half leather with marbled boards, some blind tooling. Spines have raised bands, titles and tooling in gilt. Internally, new endpapers, NO inscriptions, all plates have their contemporary guards. Second Edition. Volume 1, 1875, half title and tissue guarded frontis present, (2), (ix), (3), 150pp. Volume 2, 1875, (1), (iv), 171pp. Volume 3, 1875, (1), (iv), 176pp, (8), includes the errata sheet and adverts dated 1875. Volume 4, 1875, (1), (iv), 180pp. Volume 5, 1876, (5), 176, (8). A lovely set!. The first edition was published in 4 volumes in 1859. (Sitwell p 81. WorldCat. COPAC)Bree was a well known naturalist and produced "The History of the Birds of Europe, Not Observed in the British Isles" and "Popular Illustrations of the Lower Forms of Life" and his famous "An Exposition of Fallacies of in the Hypotheses of Charles Darwin" which was an attack on Charles Darwin&rsquo;s theory of evolution.

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        Cesvs Klist em Opunvkv-herv Maro coyvte = the Gospel according to Matthew : translated from the original Greek into the Muskokee language

      NY: American Bible Society, 1875. 92 pp., original self wrappers, disbound with early and late leaves chipped at the edges, no text loss. Photos available upon request.

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        KERAMIC ART OF JAPAN

      1875. Paperback. Very Good. AUDSLEY, George Ashdown, and BOWES, James Lord. KERAMIC ART OF JAPAN. London: Henry Sotheran & Co, 1875. First edition, in 7 part. Folio. In total: lxxi + 61pp. with 12 plates (plate "J" not included, as usual); 50 (of 51-- plate #35 missing) plates with accompanying text (missing text page for plate 50) + list of marks and monograms, with 4 plates. 66 plates in all. Overall, a very good set. Some plates show light soiling at and along the edges as wells as a few nicks. The wrappers, (all are present) are either separated or quite worn at the folds and the contents are extracted from each one. All plates and text pages are loose. Internally, there is only occasional foxing and/or a touch of soil but overall it is a clean, bright, and pleasing example of this magnificent Victorian color plate book in an unusual format. A copy of the prospectus (folio size) is included.

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        &#39;DOWN THE ROAD&#39; OR REMINISCENCES OF A GENTLEMAN COACHMAN

      London: Longmans, Green, 1875. Fine. First edition xxi, 224p. Illustrated with twelve color plates by Henry Alken beautifully chromolithographed by Hanhart. Bound by Zaehnsdorf in full dark blue crushed morocco with marbled; endpapers, t.e.g., the spine with gilt titles, the panels with triple-ruled frames and coaching ornaments, the covers with frames of 5 gilt rules, similar dentelles. With Zaehnsdorf&#39;s small gilt logo on the rear endpapers reserved for their best bindings

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        Mrs. Jameson&#39;s Works (10 volumes): Characteristics of Women; Diary of an Ennuyee; Legends of the Madonna; Legends of the Monastic Orders; Loves of the Poets; Memoirs of the Early Italian Painters; Sacred and Legendary Art, Volumes I and II; Sketches of Ar

      Boston, MA USA: James R Osgood. Near Fine. 1875. Hardcover. 16mo. 10 volumes published between 1875 and 1877, bound in 3/4 leather over marbleized boards, with five raised bands & extra gilt, marginal wear to leather. Marbled endpapers and edges. Light rubbing to bottom edges and corners. Engraved frontis with protective tissue. Each book is stamped "Purchased from FW Cottle Estate" who may have been a descendent of Joseph Cottle, author of Reminiscences of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey. Solid bindings, clean and bright text. Very little if any foxing, but a couple of the books have light stains of half title pages. .

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        The Narcissus: Its History and Culture

      London, L.Reeve & Co., 1875. 8vo. 1st ed 25.0 x 16.5 cms. 48 hand-coloured litho plates. With a scientific review of the whole species by J.G.Baker. Original gilt and blindstamped cloth. Spine faded with ends and inner hinges repaired, slight darkening of paper from edges plates clean and bright with all tissue guards present. Owner&#39;s bookplate inscription on front free end paper, fore corners rubbed. An decent copy of a scarce book.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket.

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