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        The English at the North Pole

      London:: George Routledge and Sons,. 1875.. First UK edition. Hardcover. Small 8vo, 314 pp, Frontis & 4 other b&w illus. by Riou and b&w illustrated title page, all edges gilt, b&w illus throughout. Orig. green pictorial cloth stamped with gilt and black illustration & title. Covers are gently rubbed at edges and at spine ends. Internally, presentation inscription, "Xmas 1874"; a very good copy. One of the most successful of Verne's works, this early science fiction piece was originally published in France in 1870 as "Les Anglais au Pole Nord".

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        England and Wales: Return of Owners of Land, 1873. In two volumes

      n two volumes, 1875 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition set of this detailed survey of land ownership in England and Wales for 1873. First Edition. 'This return is intended to show, with respect to England and Wales (exclusive of the Metropolis) 1. The number and names of owners of land of one acre and upwards, whether built upon or not, in each county, with the estimated acreage and annual gross estimated rental of the property belonging to each owner. 2. The number of owners of land, whether built upon or not, of less than one acre, with the estimated aggregate acreage and the aggregate gross estimated rental of the lands of such owners. 3. The estimated extent of commons and waste lands in each county'. Counties covered in VolumeI include (England): Bedford, Berks, Buckingham, Cambridge, Chester, Cornwall, Cumberland, Derby, Devon, Dorset, Durham, Essex, Gloucester, Hereford, Hertford, Huntingdon, Kent (exclusive of the Metropolis), Lancaster, Leicester, Lincoln, Middlesex (exclusive of the Metropolis), Monmouth, & Norfolk. Counties covered in VolumeII include (England): Northampton, Northumberland, Nottingham, Oxford, Rutland, Salop, Somerset, Southampton, Stafford, Suffolk, Surrey (exclusive of the Metropolis), Sussex, Warwick, Westmoreland, Wilts, Worcester, York, East Riding, York, North Riding, York, West Riding. (Wales): Anglesey, Brecknock, Cardigan, Carmarthen, Carnarvon, Denbigh, Flint, Glamorgan, Merioneth, Montgomery, Pembroke, Radnor. Each county has separately numbered pages. 'Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty'. With a Belper pictorial bookplate to the front pastedowns. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, wear to the spines with some slight loss to the backstrip. Rear board of Volume I and front board of Volume II detached but present. Remaining joints cracked but holding firm. Internally, firmly bound. Scattered light foxing, heavier to the first and last few pages and textblock edges. Some fold creases to the front endpapers of Volume II. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Mark Twain’s Sketches New and Old

      The American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1875. Mark Twain’s Sketches New and Old by Mark Twain. First edition, first issue in bound in a modern dark brown binding with label. Publisher: The American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1875. First issue with the repeated footnote on pages 119 and 120 and “Hospital Days”, present on page 299 as is the tipped in errata slip. Fore edges gilded in gold. Binding is in fine condition. Contents exceptionally clean. 320 pages. Inventory #11-041.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.

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        MARK TWAIN'S SKETCHES, New and Old

      1875. Now First Published in Complete Form. Sold only by Subscription. Hartford, Conn., and Chicago, Ill.: The American Publishing Company, 1875. Original blue cloth decorated in black and gilt, all page edges gilt. First Edition, first issue, of this collection of amusing sketches. A curiosity of this book is that on the spine the title is reversed, SKETCHES OLD AND NEW. These sketches are quite "early Twain"; his next attempt, bound similarly, would be THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER (1876).~The first issue, as here, includes "From 'Hospital Days'" on p. 299, and has the p. 119 footnote inadvertently repeated on p. 120. "From 'Hospital Days'" was discovered, too late for the first copies, not to have been written by Twain after all (it was by Jane Stuart Woolsey); this copy includes the erratum slip tipped in at that spot, so advising the reader.~This is one of the relatively-few copies on which all page edges are gilt; it is a bright, very good copy (some wear at the spine ends, front endpaper cracked, early owner's inkstamp on several leaves plus the remnants of a seal on the frontispiece recto). In our experience the first issue is scarcer than the second, and has become quite uncommon in highly-desirable condition. McBride p. 35 (citing seven second issue copies but only two first issue ones); Blanck 3364.

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        Poems

      Cambridge Ma: Hilliard And Metcalf. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION, one of only 750 copies, of Bryant's first collection of poems, including "Thanatopsis", the poem that made Bryant famous at the age of 17. With steel-engraved portrait of Bryant, signed & dated, "December 20th, 1875," by William Cullen Bryant mounted to front paste-down. Bryant's "first collection of verse, simply titled Poems... appeared in 1821. This was the first of many collections of his work. It contained the enlarged and revised version of "Thanatopsis," Bryant's major work in blank verse... Bryant's place in American letters was largely established through this early poetry. While evoking the natural beauty of the American landscape by naming specific places and species of wildlife, his contemplations held to a solemn piety and serious moralism, which prepared the way for the poetry of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman, both of whom would later pay tribute to his role in American letters" (American National Biography). Cambridge, MA: Hilliard and Metcalf, 1821. Small octavo, original printed boards; custom half-morocco slipcase and chemise. Early owner's ink signature at head of title page. A few stray marks to boards, light wear to spine; foxing to endpapers. An attractive copy in original boards. $1900.

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        Charterhouse School and HouseLists

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

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        ISMAILIA: A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the Supression of the Slave Trade, Organized by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1875. First Edition issued in America. With over 50 black and white plates, folding color map and a full page color map. Tall, thick 8vo, publisher’s original terra-cotta cloth gilt lettered and decorated on the spine, with the original gilt pictorial vignette as decorating the London edition on the upper cover. 542 pp. A fine copy of this classic work, the gilt and terra-cotta cloth bright and handsome with only a touch of expected age at the extremities, internally fresh and solid and uncommonly clean, the folding map in unusually good order. A CLASSIC WORK BY ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT AFRICAN EXPLORERS OF HIS TIME. Scarce and rarely found in original cloth in this condition. Samuel Baker was prolific in his writing about Africa. His works on the basin of and search for the sources of the Nile are among the most important writings ever penned about the Dark Continent and he ranks with Burton, Speke and Grant in importance as an African explorer. This is the account of the Khedive of Egypt’s expedition, which Baker commanded, to suppress the slave trade in Central Africa. It was one of the first practical steps taken for the purpose. In his early exploits in Africa Baker had been an eyewitness to the horrors and misery caused by the trade. He was determined in his attempt to bring it to an end.

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        An original ink and watercolour drawing of an American steam locomotive

      [United States: circa 1875]. Original pen, ink and watercolour drawing on wove paper of a Mogul type locomotive, all within original ink ruled border, signed by the artist on the rail at the far right side. 18 1/8 x 32 1/2 inches. An expertly rendered drawing of one of the most powerful locomotives from the golden age of steam locomotion in the United States. The first American-built locomotive, the Best Friend, came into service in 1830. Lomomotive production reached its zenith in the decade following the Civil War, at the time of the present drawing. This "mogul" type locomotive is shown with cowcatcher and a 2-6-0 wheel configuration (2 small wheels at the front and six large driving wheels in the rear), a large headlamp with an American eagle emblem on its side, a wooden cab on which is neatly written "Mogul" and a riveted fire box below the boiler which shows a B within a six-pointed star within a circle. This powerful Mogul type locomotive was used primarily as a freight engine and was produced by the Baldwin Locomotive Works and Brooks Locomotive Works. The artist of the present drawing, G. H. Cushman, has signed his work at the bottom right on the rail.

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        The Laws of Barbados.

      1875 - [Barbados]. The Laws of Barbados. By Authority. London: Printed by William Clowes and Sons, 1875. Two volumes. Octavo (9-1/2" x 6"). Original pebbled cloth, rebacked retaining original spines, endpapers renewed. Some rubbing to extremities, faint residue from removed spine labels. Light toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Small inkstamps to title page, embossed stamps to preliminaries. * With indexes and side-notes. A compilation of acts and other legislation from 1648 to 1874. Dealing with a wide range of topics, these volumes are useful for their insights into the daily life of the colony and the mechanisms of colonial administration. OCLC locates 9 copies in North American law libraries. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 7:295. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. An Old Tale New-Told, with Pictures

      London, Sampson Low, Marston etc, (1875).. FIRST EDITION WITH THESE ILLUSTRATIONS (1875), 4to, 265 x 205 mm, 10½ x 8 inches, de luxe binding in dark brown cloth, bevelled edges, a rose in gilt and cream at each corner and titled gilt on upper cover on orange, cream and gilt panel, gilt lettered spine, all edges gilt, pages: (4), 57. Chromolithograph frontispiece and 9 beautiful chromolitho plates with captioned guards, printed by the Leighton Bros. Charming black and white text illustrations. Expertly rebacked in matching cloth, neatly gilt titled to spine, very neat repairs to lower corners, a few very minor marks to cloth, original black endpapers retained, small modern bookplate of Nigel Temple to pastedown, faint foxing to reverse of endpapers and reverse of frontispiece, neat name and date 1888 on reverse of frontispiece (no show through), short closed tear to 1 lower margin expertly repaired, colour plate and its guard at page 38 and text page 39 have been reinserted with edges both slightly dusty and very slightly worn, 2 tiny closed tears at top edge of page 39 neatly repaired, an occasional small pale fingermark to margins, 1 on lower margin of plate plage 45. A very good copy of a rare book in any binding. See Victorian Publisher's Book Bindings, MacLean, p.143 for a full page colour illustration of the binding. MIORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Beauty and the Beast. An Old Tale New-Told, with Pictures.

      Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle, London - SCARCE edition. All illustrated plates present. 10 chromolithographs by a popular Scottish children's illustrator of the 19th Century. Undated; other editions by this publisher are dated 1875; presumed alternate cover of first edition. Copper cloth over boards has some dirt, smudges, fading and scuffs, with gently bumped corners and spine ends. Dark green ink and blind-tooling is clear on front, and gently rubbed on spine. Binding is intact but tender; appears to be all original. Inside pages are lightly tanned, with some smudging in the margins; pastedowns have small numbers in pencil; illustration shadows are visible on blank facing pages; light scattered foxing throughout; last print has moderate foxing in margins. 56 pp. 8 x 10.5 inches. Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. If actual shipping cost is less than the AbeBooks estimate, it is our practice to REFUND the difference to the buyer. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Textile Manufacturer: A Trade Journal for Millowners, Machinists, Dyers, Bleachers, &c. volumes 5 to 75 (1875-1949)

      Manchester:, 1875-1949. volumes 5-75 (#49-900), unbound, lacking 22 issues (volumes 16#6-12; 17#1-4; 22#4; 30#12; 31#8; 32#8; 33#8; 44#1; 58 71#7, 9,10, 11; WELL ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT; NUMEROUS CLOTH SAMPLES TIPPED IN!!! Some 19th & early 20th century issues tender and fragile, some with loss, some foxing; overall still a remarkable collection reflective of the history of yardgoods!. Photos available upon request.

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

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

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        Pjesme

      Signed first edition of one of the most important book of poetry in Croatian literature.Vladimir Vidri? (Zagreb, 1875 ? Zagreb, 1909.) Hrvatski pjesnik. Anga?iran i politi?ki ve? od mladih dana, zanimljivo je da je Vidri? predvodio studente 1895. kod spaljivanja ma?arske zastave na Jela?i?evom trgu. Zbog tog ?ina je i zavr?io u zatvoru. Prvo i rijetko izdanje jedine knjige objavljene za ?ivota i jedno od najzna?ajnijih izdanja hrvatskog pjesni?tva dvadesetog stolje?a. Objavio ju je u vlastitoj nakladi 1907. Bela Csikos Sesija je likovno opremio zbirku.Vidri? je dobro govorio i pisao i njema?ki, a ?itao je i na francuskom. U knjizi je mala ?armantna posveta na francuskom i vjerojatno njegov interni nadimak u komunikaciji s gospo?icom. Knjiga je u tvrdom uvezu i u dobrom stanju. Sadr?i dvadeset pet pjesama od ukupno ?etrdesetak poznatih koje su objavljene, ili u ?asopisima ili u nekim kasnijim izdanjima zbirki pjesama.

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        The Way We Live Now [Sadleir'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'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. This is the copy of the famed collector and Trollope bibliographer, Michael Sadleir, WITH SADLEIR'S HANDWRITTEN NOTES IN PENCIL ON THE REAR ENDPAPERS OF EACH VOLUME. The book wears Sadleir'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'S (AND BARTON CURRIE'S) COPY, WITH MICHAEL SADLEIR'S HANDWRITTEN NOTES ON THE REAR FREE ENDPAPERS OF EACH VOLUME. An excellent opportunity for the Trollope collector to distinguish his or her collection.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities

      880 - London - John Murray, 1875 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A dictionary of Christian views, morals, celebrations and other important parts of Christian life. With numerous illustrations in the text. Complete in two volumes. Condition: Rebacked in morocco with original cloth boards. Externally very smart, with just some light rubbing. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, with just the odd spot. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        Journey in the Caucasus, Persia, and Turkey in Asia

      London: John Murray, 1875. Good +. 2 volumes: 14 leaves of plates, 1 folded map; 20 cm. (7.5 inches). Publisher's dark green cloth with bevelled edges. Gilt-stamped spine title, and gilt-stamped spine and cover illustrations; blind-stamped decorations on spine and front board; decorative blind-stamped border on both boards. Dark brown endpapers. Vol. 1 includes publisher's advertisements on two pages preceding half title and four pages following text. Vol. 2 includes publisher's advertisements on two pages following index. Translated by Charles Heneage. A scarce and fascinating account of travel in mid-19th-century Asia. In Good+ Condition: both volumes slightly cocked; edges rubbed; one lower corner of vol. 1 rubbed through and frayed; covers slightly soiled; hinges weak; map and page of text following are foxed; otherwise only occasional light foxing.

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        The Jummoo and Kashmir Territories: A Geographical Account

      London: Edward Stanford, 1875. Rare 1st edition, of which the 1877 book 'The Northern Barrier of India' is an abridgement. Has 568 pp. incl. index; many illustrations including 4 Woodbury-types (an uncommon printing process which makes photographs seem very lucid and 3-dimensional); and in the rear, folding maps; a Snow Map, a Race Map, a Language Map, a Faith Map, a Political Map, chart of 3 Isometric Views, and a chart of 4 Vertical Sections. There is also a folding chart, 'Genealogy of the Rajas of Jummo', to accompany Appendix 6. The binding is 3/4 leather, very worn, and professionally rebacked. The original leather of the spine has been preserved; the title can barely be read. Marbled boards (matching endpapers) rubbed, bookplate on front pastedown. The brittle free endpapers are both breaking at the new hinges. The text is mostly very clean; there are a couple of fingerprints in the margin of the photo, 'Kashmiri Brahmans'. Another photo, 'Dards', has a sm. chipped-off corner. The folding maps have outer edges a bit worn, but otherwise are nice; the Isometric Views have a tear starting at the bottom near the spine; the Vertical Sections is torn and separated at the first fold. Finally, the General Map which is supposed to be in the rear pocket is not present; a 'Map to Accompany the Travels of Captain Abbott', from another book, is there instead (it shows the Caspian Sea and parts of Persia & Afghanistan). Overall g+.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Illus. by Francis Frith photos.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. .

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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.

      [Bookseller: Morris books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Dave Shoots, Bookseller]
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