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        CARTE-DE-VISITE. Signed

      N.p., n.d. [Paris: c. 1875]: Zola, Émile François., 1875 Zola, Émile François. CARTE-DE-VISITE. Signed. N.p., n.d. A 3" 1/4 x 5" carte-de-visit unsigned but inscribed with printed Emil Zola, Rue de Bruxelles 21 bis. Zola has added in blue fountain pen "Avec mes plus vifs remerciements" [Loosely trans. as "In appreciation for living well"]. A fine example. With: Autograph SIGNATURE. N.p., n.d. A 1" 1/4 x 3" signature cut in near fine condition. For both items $1275. Emile Zola [1840 - 1902] French writer, the most important exemplar of the literary school of naturalism & an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism. He was a major figure in the political liberalization of France & in the exoneration of the falsely accused & convicted army officer Alfred Dreyfus, which is encapsulated in the renowned newspaper headline J'Accuse.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Description of the Living and Extinct Races of Gigantic Land Tortoises, Parts I & II. Introduction, and the Tortoises of the Galapagos Islands. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 1875, Biological Sciences 165: 251?284

        Very scarce first systematic survey of giant tortoises by Albert Gunther of the British Museum, complete with 13 accompanying plates.  Gunther was ?the first to dispel the notion that there was only one giant tortoise species in the whole world.  There are, he stated, two general populations of giant tortoise: one restricted to the Indian Ocean islands, the other to the Galapagos Islands.  The morphological distinctions between the two populations are clear.  Never again should the world?s giant tortoise population be referred to under the single name of Testudo indica... [Gunther also stated] that within the tortoise populations of the Indian Ocean and Galapagos Islands, it was possible to detect a number of distinctive species...  Gunter had divided the once all-encompassing nomenclature of Testudo indica into at least eight species, three in the Indian Ocean and five in the Galapagos? (Chambers, A Sheltered Life: The Unexpected History of the Giant Tortoise, 137). ?Gunther?s 1875 monograph was to be the foundation for a new era of research on giant tortoises.  He had stamped out some of the myths that had been rattling around the scientific community for over half a century.  Because of his careful observations and measurements, there could now be no doubt that the giant tortoises were more diverse and endemic than anyone, other than perhaps Darwin, had hitherto expected? (ibid). CONDITION & DETAILS: Entire volume.  Large 4to. 12 x 9.75 inches (300 x 244mm). [14], 315 pages, [52 plates], 4. Ex-libris bearing only a bookplate on the front flyleaf.  No spine markings at all.  ILLUSTRATION: 52 plates, many of which fold out.  13 of the plates pertain to the Gunther paper (minor foxing at the outer margins of two of the plates).  BINDING: Bound in original maroon cloth, blind stamped on the front and rear boards; a bit rubbed and scuffed at the edge tips.  The cloth on the spine is chipped with loss.   INTERIOR:  Complete. Occasional age spotting and toning, largely bright and very clean throughout.  

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        Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America. From Drawings and Notes of the Author, made during Eight Years' Travel amongst Forty-Eight of the Wildest and most Remote Tribes of Savages in North America

      London: "Geo. Catlin. Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly" [i.e. Chatto & Windus], [circa 1875]. Folio. (21 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches). Letterpress title and plate list, 31 hand-coloured lithographic plates, all mounted on card within ink- ruled frames. Unbound as issued within publisher's brown cloth covered portfolio, original red morocco label on the upper cover, expertly rebacked to style, glazed yellow endpapers. Housed in a red morocco backed box. The very rare deluxe issue of the thirty-one plate edition of Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio, hand-coloured and mounted on card. This edition of Catlin's famous work on American Indians includes six additional lithographs, comprising two portraits, a group portrait of Ojibways, two tribal dance scenes, and a hunting scene. These six plates were evidently executed in the 1840s when Catlin envisioned a series of Indian "Portfolios," but they were not printed and issued until the present edition, making this the first complete edition of Catlin's portfolio. Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio contains the results of his years of painting, living with and travelling amongst the Great Plains Indians. In a famous passage from the preface, Catlin describes how the sight of several Indian chiefs in Philadelphia led to his resolution to record their vanishing 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." From 1832 to 1837 he spent the summer months sketching the tribes and then finished his pictures in oils during the winter. He painted around 600 highly realistic and powerfully projected portraits of Indians, carefully recording their costume, culture and way of life. In addition to publishing the present work, Catlin also spent from 1837 to 1852 touring the United States, England, France and Holland with his collection of paintings, examples of Indian crafts and accompanied by representative members of the Indian tribes. A financial reversal in 1852 meant that he lost the collection, but he spent his later years making several trips to South and Central America, sketching the natives there. Research by William Reese has demonstrated that the 31 plate issue of the Portfolio was not produced until the firm of Chatto & Windus purchased the copyright to the book from the famed bookseller Henry Bohn. According to the Chatto & Windus records, which survive, these were printed from the original lithographic stones, in 1871 and published circa 1875 with a list of plates (present here but often found lacking). The 31-plate issue is far rarer than any of the 25 plate issues, and only in this format can the extra six plates be found. Like the first edition of the Portfolio, the 31 plate edition was published in three formats: tinted on paper, hand- coloured on paper and a deluxe issue, hand-coloured and trimmed and mounted on card in the style of original watercolours. This final issue is the most rare and desirable. Of the 28 copies of the 31 plate issue located by Reese in his census, only two were of the deluxe issue, as here. Howes C243; McCracken 10; Wagner-Camp 105a; cf. Abbey Travel 653 (ref); cf. Sabin pp. 436 (25 plates only), William S. Reese, The Production of Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio, 1844-1876.

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        The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras

      James R. Osgood and Company, Boston 1875 - Bound in brick-coloured pictorial cloth with black and gilt decorations to front board and spine. Black and white illustrations throughout. Some shelfwear to outer corners and to head and heel of spine. Spine somewhat darkened. Lower page edges show minute trace of damp staining, darkening to tail edge at spine. Also minor damp staining to upper outside corners of prelims and endpages. Damp stains do not affect text. Faint foxing to first and last few pages. Previous ownership inscription to front blank. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Letter signed, with autograph postscript, to Latimer Clark

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

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        Photographie médicale d'un cadavre d'enfant ayant succombé à une trachéotomie. Circa 1875

      Photographie médicale d'un cadavre d'enfant ayant succombé à une trachéotomie. Format: 20,5 x 16cm (25x20,5cm avec les marges), tirage original. Circa 1875. (tv) Bon couverture souple Edition originale

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        Contribution à l'étude du traitement du Bec de Lièvre double compliqué

      Blois, Marchand 1875 In-4° broché, cartonnage d'attente moderne, 64 pages, 3 planches h-t avec 3 photographies contrecollées, trace de mouillures, très légères, dans la marge de quelques pages. Très important travail dédié au président de thèse Richet, le grand chirurgien, ainsi qu'à de Montméja. Pour illustrer les indications et la technique opératoire l'auteur a choisi d'utiliser la photographie ; la célèbre planche donnant l'image de l'enfant avant et après l'intervention fait partie de la grande histoire de la photographie médicale. (AC) Très bon couverture souple Edition originale

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        The English at the North Pole

      George Routledge and Sons 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".

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        PARIS A TRAVERS LES AGES -14 LIVRAISONS / ASPECTS SUCCESSIFS DES MONUMENTS ET QUARTIERS HISTORIQUES DE PARIS, DEPUIS LE XIIIe SIECLE JUSQU*'A NOS JOURS :

      FIRMIN DIDOT ET CIE. 1875-1882. In-Folio.Carré. En feuillets. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Dos fané. Fortes mouillures. 72 pages +8 planches / 52+7 / 75+-7 / 44+6 / 44+7 / 47+7 / 68+5 / 59+7 / 75+7 / 55+7 / 57+7 / 64+6 / 54+7 / 56+4 / Chaque livraison est illustrée de nombreuses gravures en noir dans le texte, de lettrines, les textes ornés d'une frise flaurale - Les planches sont illustrées de gravures en couleurs, de plans et de calques / Chaque livraison est présentée sous une couverture cartonnée rigide rouge, dont les titres, blasons et Editeir sont dorés - Les couvertures sont defraichies et les mouillures sur toutes les tranches de tête (intérieur et extérieur de l'ouvrage) sans conséquence sur la lecture. SOMMAIRE DE CHAQUE LIVRAISON : L'HOTEL DE VILLE / LE CHATELET ET SES ENVIRONS / LE LOUVRE ET SES ENVIRONS / LA CITE (ENTRE LE PONT NOTRE DAME ET LE PONT AU CHANGE) TOUR DE NESLES, INSTITUT SAINT GERMAIN DES PRES / QUARTIER DES INNOCENTS ET QUARTIER DES HALLES / LE PALAIS DE JUSTICE ET LE PONT NEUF / LA BASTILLE L'HOTEL SAINT PAUL ET L'ARSENAL / LES TUILERIES / PALAIS ROYAL / LE PETIT CHATELET ET L'UNIVERSITE / NOTRE DAME, L'HOTEL DIEU ET LES ENVIRONS / LE TEMPLE ET LA RUE ROYALE / PARIS GALLO ROMAIN

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        Herculanum et Pompéi. Recueil général des peintures, bronzes, mosaïques, etc...découverts jusqu'à ce jour, et reproduits d'après Le Antichita di Ercolano, il Museo Borbonico et tous les ouvrages analogues. Augmenté de sujets inédits gravés au

      Firmin-Didot 1875 Reliure éditeur de papier marbré, pièce de titre rouge. De légers accrocs sur qq. reliures. Complet. Bon exemplaire. Herculanum et Pompéi. Recueil général des peintures, bronzes, mosaïques, etc...découverts jusqu'à ce jour, et reproduits d'après Le Antichita di Ercolano, il Museo Borbonico et tous les ouvrages analogues. Augmenté de sujets inédits gravés au trait de cuivre par H. Roux Ainé, et accompagné d'un texte par M. L. Barré. En 8 tomes. Complet. I: Peintures: décorations architecturales. II: Peintures: compositions de plusieurs figures. III: Peintures: tableaux, paysages. IV: Peintures: figures isolées. V: Peintures: frises, mosaïques. VI: Bronzes: statues. VII: Bronzes: bustes, lampes. VIII: Musée secret.

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        Aide-Mémoire d'Artillerie Navale. Planches. 2e Livraison 1875 (Annexe au Mémorial de l'artillerie de la marine) : [ 18 planches dont 9 en couleurs ] Planche 23 : Atelier des fours à réverbères ; Planches 24 et 25 : Fours à réverbère de la contenance de 7500 kg ; Pl. 26 : Machine d'essai à la traction et à la compression de Desgoffe et Ollivier ; 27 : Machine à éprouver les métaux à la traction du colonel Maillard ; 28 : Balance Joessel ; 29 : Banc de forage ; 30 : Outils divers ; 31 : Atelier de tubage ; 32 : Frettage. Installation de la pièce à fretter ; 33 : Machine à rayer les canons ; 34 : Machine à tarauder les culasses ; 35 : Machine à percer horizontale ; 36 : Presse pour la mise en place des grains de lumière. Appareil à réaléser les logements d'obturateur des canons ; 37 : Hauts-fourneaux de Ruelle ; 38 : Etuve pour les Moules des Canons ; 39 : Machine à fraiser la glissière du verrou des appareils de mise de feu 40 : Instruments de mesure

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

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        Australian Orchids.

      Sydney, Charles Potter, (1875-) 1882 (-94). 2 volumes. Folio (470 x 320mm). With 119 (10 double-page) lithographed plates of which 118 are hand-coloured and 1 plain plate of details. Later half calf, richly gilt decorated spines. First edition of the first monograph on Australian orchids, with fine illustrations from drawings made by the author. Robert Fitzgerald, surveyor and naturalist, came to Sydney from Ireland in 1856. He worked for the Department of Lands and was an enthusiastic field collector, devoting himself especially to the native orchids. The publication of the 'Australian Orchids' was acclaimed throughout the botanical world. J.D. Hooker considered it 'a work which would bring honour to any country and to any botanist', while George Bentham wrote 'thanks to you the Australian Orchidaceae are now better known than those of any country out of Europe'. The work was published in 12 parts and all 12 original printed wrappers have been bound in. The final part was published in 1894 after Fitzgerald's death by Henry Deane. 'The drawings are all by Fitzgerald, almost invariably from fresh specimens; the lithographs are by A.J. Stopps. Complete copies of the work are now very rare' (Stafleu). A fine set. Great Flower Books p. 56; Nissen BBI, 633; Stafleu & Cowan 1799.

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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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        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.

      xi, 291 pp. + plates. Later red buckram with gilt titles. First edition. Illus. with 80 b/w plates; folding map and profile in rear pocket. Sabin 64753. Howes P528. Graff 3336. Farquhar: Colorado River 42a. Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 1261. Eberstadt 120-172. "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. 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.

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        A History of Grantchester, in the County of Cambridge.

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

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        Collection of 11 original watercolours from Asiatic Russia and Asia-Central executed 1875-79, showing physiognomic types from Asiatic Russia, all signed C. Basto, all with year.

      No date, No place, 1875-79. Large 4to.(37 x 30,5 cm.). Bound in later boards with a leather title-label on front cover "XI Portraits - Asiatic Russia - 1875-179" All 11exquisite watercolour portraits on fine handmade paper with watermark J. Whatman 1875. Paper uncut.. Comprising: 1. Postilhao Tartaro do Oural. Russia Asiatica.. - 2. Kirghise ou Kazaks do Turkestan Russo - Do Paiz de Khiva e Boukhara.Russia Asiatica. - 3. Jamchtchik Postilhao Yartaro N'Uma - Estacao do Oural. Russia Asiatica. - 4. Jamchtchik Postilhao Baschkir de Orembourco.Russia Asiatica. - 5. tartaro Cacador a Nogai Kourgane - Asia Central. - 6. Rapaz Sartho de Tchemkend.Russia Asiatica. - 7. Jamchtchik Postilhao Korghise da Grande Ordem. Russia Asiatica. - 8. Postilhao Russo na Cordilheira do Oural. Russia Asiatica.. - 9. Kighise dos Arredores de Tachkend - Asia-Central. - 10. Arabe - Russia Asiatica. - 11. Postilhao Russo dos Cosachos do Oural. Russia Asiatica

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        Oeuvres De J. De La Fontaine. 7 Volumes. Edited By Alphonse Pauly.

      Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1875, 1877, 1879, 1884, 1891. . One of 150 numbered sets. Quarto. Half morocco and polished calf with gilt rules on the covers, and gilt ornaments and letters on raised spines, t.e.g., marbled endpapers, xii, 397, [2]; [iii], 419, [1]; [iii], 401, [2]; [iii], 478, [1]; [iii], 468, [3]; [iii], 397, [2], [iii], [I]-C, 354, [3] pp. Marginal foxing, spines sunned, otherwise a very good condition. half leather. Book condition: Very Good

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

      New York: D. Appleton & Company. 1875. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Good. First edition of this three volume set bound in publisher's three quarter warm brown morocco leather over brown pebbled cloth, decorative cover lettering in gilt, slightly raised spine bands with gilt lettering, compartments ruled in gilt and blind, all edges gilt, white moire-textured endpapers, 488 + 460 + 491 pages. With around three hundred engravings per volume, plus accompanying text, this Victorian era set provided those at home to view sights they had never seen before, or perhaps provided a preview to a European trip in the Grand Tour tradition. Some rubbing to the edges with rubthrough at lower corners, a few scuffs but no spine chipping, good hinges, sound text blocks, light to moderate foxing to frontis plates, engraved titles and title pages, some very light occasional foxing to other plates, mainly near the far top edges, pages clean, crisp, and free from names or other markings.

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        Encyclopaedia Britannica. Ninth edition. 25 volume set. [Encyclopaedia; Encyclopedia]

      Edinburgh Adam & Charles Black Ltd 1875. G : in Good condition. Covers rubbed and scuffed. Spines faded 9th Edition Maroon hardback half-leather cover 290mm x 240mm (11" x 9"). 25000pp. N.B.: Heavy set - shipping supplement applies - please ask for shipping quote stating country of destination.

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        LS to Latimer Clark re Elisha Gray's British telegraph patents

      New York, 1875. Field, Cyrus West (1819-92). L.s. to Latimer Clark. New York, December 9, 1875. 1 page. 202 x 128 mm. A few light stains, small hole punched in top margin not affecting text. Provenance: Latimer Clark. Field, a wealthy American businessman, organized the construction and laying of the first working transatlantic submarine telegraph cables in 1858, 1865, and 1866. Field became obsessed with the idea of a transatlantic telegraph after an encounter in 1854 with F. N. Gisborne, the head of an unsuccessful attempt to lay an underwater cable between New York and Newfoundland. To capitalize his venture, Field organized two companies: the New York, Newfoundland and London Electric Telegraph Company, in which Samuel F. B. Morse received a one-tenth interest to act as "advising electrician"; and the Atlantic Telegraph Company of Great Britain, formed in partnership with Charles Tilston Bright, George Saward, and John Brett. After obtaining support from the American and British governments, Field appointed Dr. Edward Orange Wildman Whitehouse, a self-taught amateur electrician, to supervise the monumental task of designing and manufacturing transatlantic telegraphy equipment and twenty-five hundred miles of insulated cable for laying between Newfoundland and Ireland. In August 1858, after several abortive attempts, the first complete transatlantic cable was laid by crews aboard the USS Niagara and HMS Agamemnon. Shortly afterward the cable began to malfunction, and failed permanently a few weeks after its installation.In 1859 the British government appointed a joint committee to investigate the causes of the cable's failure. During the course of the investigation it was discovered that the cable and transmitting system suffered from fatal design flaws, and steps were taken to correct these based on the recommendations of the physicist William Thomson (later Lord Kelvin). In 1865 Field and his companies launched another cable-laying voyage, this time aboard Isambard Kingdom Brunel's enormous steamship Great Eastern, but the cable snapped and sank after two-thirds of the job had been completed. A third voyage, attempted the following year, was successful: a new cable was laid, and the cable lost the previous year was grappled for and recovered. Rapid telegraphic communication between North America and Europe was finally possible.Field's association with Latimer Clark began when Clark was hired as an engineer by the Atlantic Telegraph Company some months after the failure of the 1858 cable. In the present letter, Field offers Clark his services in selling Clark's one-third interest in "Gray's patent for England" to the British government. "Gray" refers to Elisha Gray, the American inventor; a few months earlier, Field had obtained from Gray a one-third share in Gray's British patents in return for his assistance in marketing the patent rights and instruments. Origins of Cyberspace 142.

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        Tsu^zoku ISOPPU MONOGATARI

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

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        Poets And Poetry Of Printerdom.

      . A collection of lyrics written by persons connected with printing. First edition limited to 600 numbered copies signed by Harpel. Bound in publisher's original full brown cloth with black and gilt stamped decorations. Adhesive stains on end papers, wear to corners and head and heel of spine, interior hinges weak, some text separated, otherwise very good. A very difficult book to find.

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        Oeuvres De J. De La Fontaine. 7 Volumes. Edited By Alphonse Pauly.

      . One of 150 numbered sets. Quarto. Half morocco and polished calf with gilt rules on the covers, and gilt ornaments and letters on raised spines, t.e.g., marbled endpapers, xii, 397, [2]; [iii], 419, [1]; [iii], 401, [2]; [iii], 478, [1]; [iii], 468, [3]; [iii], 397, [2], [iii], [I]-C, 354, [3] pp. Marginal foxing, spines sunned, otherwise a very good condition. half leather. Book condition: Very Good

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        Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours. Dessins par Mm. De Neuville et L. Benett.

      4°. 2 f.n.ch, 220 p., 4 f.n.ch.de catalogue., illustré. Reliure originale percaline vert "aux Initiales", signé Ch. Magnier au dos. "Voyage extraordinaires". - Premier tirage du texte avec la date de l'impression 55. - 1757-73, mais avec le catalogue 1875/76. Reliure de second plat Magnier type c2. Différences dans les dimensions avec les indications chez Jauzac 86. - Quelques rousseurs. Dos légèrement frotté. - Nom manuscrit sur la page de garde et petite déchirure à l'angle interieure.

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        THE WORKS The text edited by Alexander Dyce

      The Third Edition, 9 Volumes Chapman and Hall 1875. Bound in half blue crushed morocco, gilt pannelled spine.Teg.A lovely set. These bindings have been made by a master craftsman as opposed to a jobber binder and are contemporary with the date of the book. To have books bound like this in this day and age would be between £300-£500 per volume.However these volumes offered here may show a bit of wear but are still extremely attractive as a library furnishing. For the price stated here it is excellent value.Library Furnishing US$0

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        A Natural History of the Nests and Eggs of British Birds. 3 volume set

      London: George Bell and Sons, 1875.. Second Edition. Half leather marbled board cover. VG : in very good condition with marbled eps. Spines sunned. Some scattered light foxing. Teg. 232 colour plates :: 260mm x 180mm (10" x 7") :: N.B.: Heavy set - shipping supplement applies - please ask for shipping quote stating country of destination

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        Om Noraskog. Äldre och nyare anteckningar. I-III.

      Stockholm, Ivar Haeggström, 1875-84. Tre volymer, XVI + 324 s. + 3 planscher varav 2 kolorerade; XV + (1) + 429 s.; 456 + VI s. Moderna halvskinnband. Främre omslagen medbundna

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        The Large Game and Natural History of South and South-East Africa.

      Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas 1875. Richly illustr. in black/white and colour. XXI + 428 p. Uncut in publisher's pictorial cloth. Name on flyleaf

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

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

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        Album ca. 1870´erne (25x30 cm.)

      Præget tekst på forsiden :Album de Collections. Rød helshirting med præget gulddekoration på forpermen og lille farvet illustration. Ryggen med gulddekoration. Pænt og velholdt album. Indholder ca. 650 glansbilleder fra ca. 1875-1890 i varierende størrelser (mindste 0,5x0,50cm - største ca.10x10cm). Enkelte sider med kinesiske og egyptiske motiver som alle er dekoreret med guld. 3 mærker delvis lavet med farvet tråd eller stof. Mange blomstermotiver, dyremotiver og børn. Desuden enkelte engle samt negere. Sider samt glansbilleder i meget fin stand. Yderligere billeder sendes gerne på anmodning.. Album around 1870´s (25x30cm). Text on frontboard: Album de Collections. Red cloth with gilt decoration stamped onto the front board and a small coloured illustration. A well preserved album. Contains around 650 coloured scraps from around 1875-1890´s in different sizes (smallest measuring 0,50x0,50cm - largest 10x10 cm). Some pages with Chinese and Egyptian subjects which all are decorated with gold. 3 scraps partly made with fine fabric. Lots of flowers, animals and children scraps. Also a few angles and Blacks. Pages and scraps in very fine condition. More pictures available upon request. (Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        FABLES OF AESOP

      1875. 1. (BENNETT,CHARLES)illus. THE FABLES OF AESOP. Lond.: Chatto & Windus 1875. 4to (7 3/4 x 10"), blue cloth stamped in black and gold, spine ends sl. frayed and binding leaning a bit else VG+. First published in 1857, this second edition of Bennett's tour de force contains 24 (including title) very fine and fabulous color wood engraved plates of humanized animals engraved by Swain. As well as illustrating the book, Bennett also retold the text of the 22 fables. Quayle (Early Children's Books p.217) says it "contains some of Bennett's finest and most vigorous work." Quayle notes that Bennett (1829-1867) had a short career which was terminated by consumption but his books were "extremely popular, most passing though several editions." See also Early Children's Books and Their illustrators by Gottlieb (from the Pierpont Morgan Library) who list it as a notable edition of Aesop.

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        Nos Actrices

      Cappiello, Leonetto (1875-1942). Nos Actrices. Paris: Éditions de la revue blanche, 1899. First edition. Original wrappers. Rebacked in cloth (some soiling to covers and top edge trimmed a bit closely). Plates in excellent condition, with very occasional soiling to margins. (3½" x 12¼"). Preface leaf, and 18 full-page colour plates by Leonetto Cappiello, printed on rectos only. A rare work by the great artist. Cappiello, a native of Livorno, Italy, came to Paris in 1898 and immediately found work illustrating for the satirical journal La Rire where he drew popular caricatures with a direct and simple style influenced by Toulouse Lautrec. In Nos Actrices, the publisher presents an album of portraits of some of the most renowned actresses of the day in costume. Figures include Marthe Brandes, Cecile Sorel, Sarah Bernhardt (as Medea), Rejane, Megard, Jeanne Granier, Marcelle Lender, and Simon Girard. "Voici un artiste nouveau, une vision nouvelle des types feminins, une facon neuve de traduire par le crayon et le pinceau l'impression d'art" (Preface, Marcel Prevost). Cappiello's style succeed to grow in popularity and his poster art influenced that form for many years to follow.

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        Return of Owners of Land - England and Wales ( exclusive of the Metropolis ) 1873. Two Vols

      HMSO - Her Majesty's Stationery Office / Printed By Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode 1875. Pagination is by county. Both books about 2.5 inches (8 cm) thick! Very good, in solid half calf binding and faded, torn purple cloth boards. The front hinge of volume I is starting at the bottom and small loss to part of head of spine of volume I. Small scrape to calf on volume 2 and overall some marking to leather on spines. Inside is remarkably clean and bright. 102a

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

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

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        Walter Crane's New Toy Book

      London: George Routledge and Sons.. Illustrated by Walter Crane. Illustrated Embossed Boards. Good Plus/No Jacket. 10 x 7 ½ Inches Hardcover Beautifully illustrated book by walter Crane, not dated but has a neat inscription of previous owneron front endpaper dated 1875. Many full page colour illustrations with short text describing various children's stories. Pages are bright and clean with just a little very light foxing to some pages very minor, tiny split to rear endpaper at hinge this is only the paper and hinge is secure.Outer boards are a little rubbed and worn on edges, top of spine has small splits longest 2 inches these have been neatly stuck at some time. Boards are a little dusty and gold is very lightly worn. A pleasing copy of a scarce illustrated book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

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        The Native Races of the Pacific States of North America.(5 volumes)

      D.Appleton and Co. 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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        Souvenir de la Suisse (Deckelprägung)

      Album mit 25 Aquatinta-Ansichten (je ca. 13,5 : 19,5 cm). Zürich ca. 1875. Quer-4to. Roter Lwd. d. Zt. mit reicher Goldprägung auf dem Vorderdeckel. Schönes Album mit großformatigen Ansichten von Bern, Chamonix, Genf, Fribourg, Flüelen, Interlaken, Lindau, Luzern, Montreux, Thun, Zürich, Bergen und Landschaften des Berner Oberlands, von Rigi und Pilatus und des Rheinfalls. - Die Ansichten Dikenmanns erschienen in drei verschiedenen Formaten: "petit", "folio" und "grand". Das vorliegende Album entspricht dem Format "folio". [7 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Geographie universelle... revue, rectifiee et completement mise au niveau de l'etat actuel des conaissances geographiques par e. cortambert. paris, legrand et crouzet, 's.a. (meta' '800).

      Nove volumi di cm. 27, pp. 4.500 circa complessive. Completo di 2 ritratti, 8 tavole astronomiche e geografiche, 5 grandi carte geografiche rip. f.t. (tra cui un grande planisfero a colori), 19 tavole di costumi a colori e 66 vedute di città finemente incise su acciaio (di cui 5 di città italiane). Solida ed elegante leg. coeva in mezza pelle, dorso a 5 nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Fioriture a poche sezioni di carte, peraltro eccellente conservazione. Si tratta dell'edizione in assoluto più ricca iconograficamente di questa celebre opera geografica che fece testo per l'intero secolo scorso. Il nono volume funge da complemento ed aggiornamento ed è stampato nel 1875.

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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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        Sporting sketches at home and abroad.

      By the old bushman. With original illustrations by G. Bowers. London, Bradbury, Agnew, & co., printers, (1875?). 8:o. XII,434,(2) s. & 4 litograferade plr i färg. Rött ganska nött och lite snedläst dekorerat oklbd. Hårdare nött överst och nederst på ryggen. Delvis loss i innerfalsarna. Bitvis lite småfläckig. Med samtida ägaranteckning och Gunnar Brusewitz exlibris.. Bring 820 nämner bara första upplagan från 1866, men detta är troligen en med fler illustrationer försedd andra upplaga som dateras till 1875 i några bibliotekskataloger. Arbetet hade delvis publicerats i tidskrifterna "The field" och "Intellectual observer". På s. 1-70 skildras svenska förhållanden, bl.a. en andjakt i Värmland. Det inledande kapitlet, "A bear hunt in Nordland", bygger på en artikel ur "Hernösands-posten". Författaren (1815-65) var engelsk journalist och naturforskare och långa tider bosatt i Värmland. Gunnar Brusewitz har ägnat Wheelwright ett kapitel i "Pärtkorgens hemlighet" där han bl.a. skriver: "Som författare står han i mitt tycke betydligt över Lloyd med sitt livliga journalistiska sinne, sin djupa bildning och drastiska humor."

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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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        Das Mineralreich in Bildern. Naturhistorisch=technische Beschreibung und Abbildung der wichtigsten Mineralien. 2. Auflage.

      Esslingen, J. F. Schreiber, 1875. Folio. Original publishers half cloth with chromolithographed front board. VI,64,24 pp. with 24 (finely hand coloured) lithographed plates

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        Historiskt bibliotek utgifvet af Carl Silfverstolpe.

      I-VII. Illustrerad. Stockholm, Klemmings Antiqvariat och Sortiment/P. A. Norstedt & Söner, 1875-80. 8:o. (12),+ 333,+ (blank),+ (2); (8),+ 436,+ LIV,+ (2) s.+ utvikbart litogr. facsimile; (8),+ 428,+ CXLI,+ (1) s.+ utvikbar litogr. karta; (8),+ 518,+ CXL,+ (1),+ (blank),+ 4; (8),+ 515,+ (blank),+ CXXX,+ 12; (8),+ 630,+ LII s.+ utvikbar litogr. karta; (8),+ 587,+ (blank),+ (6),+ LX,+ 12 s. Nära samtida hfrbd, guldornerade ryggar med upphöjda bind och röda resp. gröna titel- och detitelfält, marmorerade snitt (G. Hedberg). Sex volymer, lätta skrapmärken på ryggarna. Setterwall 107. Allt som utkom, med generalregister i sista delen. Fin svit av Carl Silfverstolpes föregångare till Historisk tidskrift, vilken började utges år 1881 med Hans Hildebrand som utgivare

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

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

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        CARTE-DE-VISITE. Signed

      N.p., n.d. [Paris: c. 1875]: Zola, Émile François., 1875 Zola, Émile François. CARTE-DE-VISITE. Signed. N.p., n.d. A 3" 1/4 x 5" carte-de-visit unsigned but inscribed with printed Emil Zola, Rue de Bruxelles 21 bis. Zola has added in blue fountain pen "Avec mes plus vifs remerciements" [Loosely trans. as "In appreciation for living well"]. A fine example. With: Autograph SIGNATURE. N.p., n.d. A 1" 1/4 x 3" signature cut in near fine condition. For both items $1275. Emile Zola [1840 - 1902] French writer, the most important exemplar of the literary school of naturalism & an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism. He was a major figure in the political liberalization of France & in the exoneration of the falsely accused & convicted army officer Alfred Dreyfus, which is encapsulated in the renowned newspaper headline J'Accuse.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Explorations in Australia... I. Exploration in Search of Dr. Leichardt (sic) and Party. II. From Perth to Adelaide, Around the Great Australian Bight. III. From Champion Bay, Across the Desert to the Telegraph and to Adelaide

      Sampson Low Marston Low & SearleLondon:: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle,. 1875.. Forrest was the first to cross the Australian continent from the west coast to the telegraph line (Warburton was the 1st in the opposite direction). Unlike other explorers, he was fortunate with the rain & had access to earlier maps from Gosse's expedition which directed him to water holes. Wantrup comments "... a complete record of Forrest's adventures exploring career. It is a work of great importance which must be added to every collection of exploration literature." Ferguson 9681. Wantrup 200. 8vo, (vii) 351pp, (iii)pp, 40 pp ads, 4 fold. maps, F + 7 ills by G.F. Angas. In original green gilt & black stamped cloth slt. bumped corners, spine tips reinforced, covers lightly marked, internally very good.

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

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

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