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         Tannhauser First Edition Vocal Score 1876

      Wagner: Tannhauser und Der Sangerkrieg auf Wartburg - Klavier Auszug, C. F. Messer, Berlin PN2676, WWV 70, 1876. Folio in original cloth. First edition of the revised version, Hopkinson, 5 A (a), with a rare jumbo photo portrait of Richard Wagner by Hafstaengel (which is almost always removed). Slight spotting, but this score with the original ornate binding is in excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Tamino Autographs]
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         Collection of Twenty Bookseller Catalogues [Americana Bibliography]

      Charles L. Woodward 1876 - New York, 1876 - 1885. A very scarce collection of bookseller catalogues issued by Charles L. Woodward, most famous for his Bibliothica-Scallawagiana Catalogue of Mormon-related material (not included here). Of particular interest are 2700 Personals. Funerals Sermons, Eulogies, etc., which includes a number of scarce Lincoln related pamphlets and sermons; American Topographs. "Locals", which includes a number of scarce local history titles; two catalogs with large genealogy portions; Bibliotheca Bloodandthunder no. 2, which includes a number of murder-related titles, American Topographs, which includes local history titles, many related to New York; and a Genealogy catalogue. These were crudely bound at one point in half blue cloth, and the binding is split at the front hinge. Pamphlets are in generally excellent condition with minimal wear. A quite scarce collection. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Signed Photo Postcard 1927

      Star Spanish composer (1876-1946), considered one of the greatest composers from Spain in the first half of the 20th century.  Nice signed photo postcard, inscribed with a long sentiment by the composer, signed and dated in 1927. De Falla is inspecting a score. Size is 2.5 x 5.25 inches, in very good condition.

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         Signed La Gioconda First Edition 1881

      First edition of the second and final version, score for singing and piano, with listing of all singers in the 1876 world premiere. Signed by Ponchielli on the first page, inscribed to French painter Louis Roux (1817-1903), size is 8.5 x 10.8 inches, full book with 346 pages and covers. Some wear on covers, otherwise in very good condition. 

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         John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1876 - 1876 Wisden Rebind with Front Cover

      1876. Hi, This lot is an 1876 Wisden , Rebound with the original front cover within, This rebind is in Very Good Condition, the 13th edition of Wisden. The book is bound in new green boards, with gilt to the spine. The front cover is very tall but has a couple of drip marks and rounded corners. Internally the pages are very nice with not much foxing at all, odd spot to the first and last couple of pages. Some pencil to title page. A nice 13th edition.

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         The Hunting of the Snark, an Agony in Eight Fits

      Macmillan, London 1876 - 1876. First edition. Hardcover, 8vo. in tan pictorial cloth, all edges gilt. 83pp. frontis, nine illustrations by Henry Holiday. Very good plus. Spine toned, light blunting to spine ends. Ownership stamp and blind stamp of half title and flyleaf verso, very minor foxing to margins of less than 5p, else internally bright, clean, and unmarked. In unusually fresh condition. Housed in mylar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Notes of a Voyage from New South Wales to the North Coast of Australia from the Journal of the late Francis Napier

      First edition. Photographic portrait frontispiece, 4 large folding lithograph maps, with one other map in the text (p.70) & 8 lithograph plates. Small 8vo. Fine bright green original cloth, gilt. 96pp. [Glasgow,

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         Signed Photo performing

      Beautiful signed (half-tone) photo of the famous polish pianist (1876-1957), 9.5 x 7 inches, dated 1920, inscribed, in excellent condition.

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         [Correspondence with the Duke of Marlborough concerning an affair between Edith Finch, Lady Aylesford, and George Spencer-Churchill, later the 8th Duke].

      None. 1876-1890.. ORIGINAL LEDGER WITH COPIED MANUSCRIPT LETTERS FROM THE DUKE'S BIRMINGHAM SOLICITOR. Quarto (29 x 24cm), with letters written in black ink to a single side of 214 numbered leaves, out of a total of 1000. Delicate leaves akin to tracing paper. In original tan half calf with dark brown cloth boards and marbled endpapers. Together with a word-processed TRANSCRIPT of the letters produced by Gerald Leach, stapled at left margin. Joints split, but hinges remain strong. Very heavy wear to fore-edges and spine. Fair overall. A remarkable collection of private correspondence, largely between Birmingham solicitor R. Harding Milward and John Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough. In January 1876, where this collection begins, a society scandal blew up when it emerged that the Duke's heir George, known as Lord Blandford, had started an affair with Edith, the wife of Heneage Finch, 7th Earl of Aylesford, who was then touring India with the Prince of Wales. With encouragement from the Prince, Aylesford promptly returned from India in order to file for divorce; an action he was already anxious to carry out on account of his own affair with a Mrs. Dilke, whose husband had recently died in suspicious circumstances, leaving her £30,000. At this time Blandford was himself involved in an acrimonious separation dispute with his wife, Lady Albertha, forcing him to regularly petition his father for loans to support his extensive debts and maintenance obligations. In order to prevent both of these potential divorces, which would have destroyed the reputations of all involved, the Duke of Marlborough's second son Randolph is known to have aggressively blackmailed the Prince of Wales and his wife Alix with allegations that the Prince himself had had an affair with Edith some years earlier (though none of this is alluded to in these letters). In the end George did divorce his wife shortly after he became the 8th Duke of Marlborough in 1883, but although he had fathered a child with Edith in Paris in 1881, he never married her, and instead wed the American heiress Lilian Warren Price, whose fortune helped restore the ailing family seat, Blenheim Palace. Amidst all this social chaos, the doughty family solicitor manages to keep the old Duke up to date with domestic affairs during his long absences in the south of France; managing repairs to the Palace, sale and rental of various properties, and even reports on the state of the gardens and trackways. When the younger Duke succeeds he also shows himself capable of clearing up his various personal issues, including packing off a troublesome Henry Allnutt to Brisbane. Milward, the lawyer, was the great-grandfather of Bruce Chatwin, who boasted that his forebear "cheated the then Duke of Marlborough out of many millions". Kenneth Rose, a journalist friend of Chatwin's, discovered that Milward had owed his creditors huge sums, and was sentenced to six years in prison, during which sentence he died. In response, Chatwin wrote: "A real operator - £108,595.15.11 is no mean sum. If only he hadn't been found out!" A fascinating and detailed collection of letters essential to any study of the Churchill family during the period of Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill's birth and childhood.

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         The Effects of Cross and Self Fertlisation in the Vegetable Kingdom.

      1st. Ed. Pub. John Murray. 1876 - pp.viii, 482, one diagram, 109 tables and 3 line Errata slip at p.viii. 8vo. Two short closed tears to bottom margin of p.419, o/w. contents in fine condition. Original green cloth, boards very lightly shelf-rubbed, o/w. in fine condition. A nr. fine copy. Very pleasing. Freeman 1249. ‘The first edition which has an errata slip of three lines facing p.viii, was published on November 10, 1876.’ Freeman. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Crimea and Transcaucasia being the narrative of a Journey in the Kouban, in Gouria, Georgia, Armenia, Ossety, Imeritia, Swannety, and Mingrelia, and in the Tauric Range.

      King London 1876 - First edition. 2 volumes in 1, 8vo. xx-297; xii-293 pp., 2 wood-engraved frontispieces, 12 full-page plates, illustrations in the text, 2 folding maps; original blue cloth gilt, all edges gilt, slipcase, a fine copy. A detailed travel narrative to Southern Russia, Ukraine and Geogria. A fine view of Tbilisi (Tiflis) is included among the illustrations. Atabey 1206. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Quatrevingt-treize [ Quatre-Vingt Treize ]

      Un des 50 exemplaires sur papier vélin numéroté (n°19), avec 25 papiers teintés et 25 chine, 1 vol. grand in-8 (format 19 x 28 cm) reliure postérieure demi-maroquin à coins chocolat, dos à 5 nerfs dorés, filet doré en mors et coins, couvertures conservées, Eugène Hugues, Imprimerie Claye, Paris, s.d. [ 1876 selon Carteret - 1877 selon Brivois ], 4 ff. (dont le premier blanc), 472 pp. Bel exemplaire, un des 100 exemplaires du tirage de tête numéroté. L'ouvrage est orné d'une centaine de compositions, dans le texte ou hors-texte, gravées d'après Emile Bayard, Brion, Karl, Bodmer, Férat, Ferdinandus, Gilbert, Godefroy-Durand, Victor Hugo, Lançon, Lix, D. Maillart, Edmond Morin, Miss Patterson, Riou, H. Scott, Daniel Vierge. Il s'agit du premier titre publié par Eugène Hugues dans le cadre de son édition des Oeuvres de Victor Hugo. Brivois, 201 ; Carteret, III, 309-310 Français

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         [Correspondence with the Duke of Marlborough concerning an affair between Edith Finch, Lady Aylesford, and George Spencer-Churchill, later the 8th Duke].

      None. 1876-1890.. ORIGINAL LEDGER WITH COPIED MANUSCRIPT LETTERS FROM THE DUKE'S BIRMINGHAM SOLICITOR. Quarto (29 x 24cm), with letters written in black ink to a single side of 214 numbered leaves, out of a total of 1000. Delicate leaves akin to tracing paper. In original tan half calf with dark brown cloth boards and marbled endpapers. Together with a word-processed TRANSCRIPT of the letters produced by Gerald Leach, stapled at left margin. Joints split, but hinges remain strong. Very heavy wear to fore-edges and spine. Fair overall. A remarkable collection of private correspondence, largely between Birmingham solicitor R. Harding Milward and John Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough. In January 1876, where this collection begins, a society scandal blew up when it emerged that the Duke's heir George, known as Lord Blandford, had started an affair with Edith, the wife of Heneage Finch, 7th Earl of Aylesford, who was then touring India with the Prince of Wales. With encouragement from the Prince, Aylesford promptly returned from India in order to file for divorce; an action he was already anxious to carry out on account of his own affair with a Mrs. Dilke, whose husband had recently died in suspicious circumstances, leaving her £30,000. At this time Blandford was himself involved in an acrimonious separation dispute with his wife, Lady Albertha, forcing him to regularly petition his father for loans to support his extensive debts and maintenance obligations. In order to prevent both of these potential divorces, which would have destroyed the reputations of all involved, the Duke of Marlborough's second son Randolph is known to have aggressively blackmailed the Prince of Wales and his wife Alix with allegations that the Prince himself had had an affair with Edith some years earlier (though none of this is alluded to in these letters). In the end George did divorce his wife shortly after he became the 8th Duke of Marlborough in 1883, but although he had fathered a child with Edith in Paris in 1881, he never married her, and instead wed the American heiress Lilian Warren Price, whose fortune helped restore the ailing family seat, Blenheim Palace. Amidst all this social chaos, the doughty family solicitor manages to keep the old Duke up to date with domestic affairs during his long absences in the south of France; managing repairs to the Palace, sale and rental of various properties, and even reports on the state of the gardens and trackways. When the younger Duke succeeds he also shows himself capable of clearing up his various personal issues, including packing off a troublesome Henry Allnutt to Brisbane. Milward, the lawyer, was the great-grandfather of Bruce Chatwin, who boasted that his forebear "cheated the then Duke of Marlborough out of many millions". Kenneth Rose, a journalist friend of Chatwin's, discovered that Milward had owed his creditors huge sums, and was sentenced to six years in prison, during which sentence he died. In response, Chatwin wrote: "A real operator - £108,595.15.11 is no mean sum. If only he hadn't been found out!" A fascinating and detailed collection of letters essential to any study of the Churchill family during the period of Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill's birth and childhood.

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         A Protest Against the Extension of Railways in the Lake District: with articles thereon reprinted from the 'Saturday Review,' &c. and a preface by John Ruskin.

      Windermere: J. Garnett. [1876] Inserted map, 9 x 8.5cm, & appeal, 18 x 11cm. Bound with the orig. pale brown wrappers in contemp. half dark green morocco; a little scuffed & rubbed, sl. tear to front wrapper. Bookplate of Michael R.W. Berry on leading pastedown. 78pp.Wise 314. Scarce in commerce. The contents are preceded by an eight line extract from The Poems of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1844, beginning: 'The age culls simples/Will a broad clown's back turned broadly to the glory of the stars ...' Inspired by the zeal of Somervell's opposition to the development of the railway through the Lake District, Ruskin assisted his friend both by writing the preface to this pamphlet and introducing Somervell to his extensive network of correspondents. Ruskin's support did not arise from any personal desire or passionate interest in the subject at hand, but more in support of the 'temperate mastery' of Somervell's argument. 'I am far less interested than my friend in this local and limited resistance to the elsewhere fatally victorious current of modern folly, cruelty, and ruin' Ruskin writes with what seems like tired disinterest. 'When the frenzy of avarice is daily drowning our sailors, suffocating our miners, poisoning our children, and blasting the cultivable surface of England into a tree-less waste of ashes, - What does it really matter whether a flock of sheep, more or less, be driven from the slopes of Helvellyn, or the little pool or Thirlmere filled with shale, or a few wild blossoms of St. John's vale lost to the coronal of English Spring? ... But it is no less my duty, in the cause of those to whom the sweet landscapes of England are yet precious, and to whom they may yet teach what they taught me, in early boyhood, and would still, if I had it now to learn, - it is my duty to plead with what earnestness I may, that these sacred sibylline books may be redeemed from perishing.' Neither inserted leaf is recorded by Wise or any of the records on Copac. The map is of the railway network between Lancaster and Carlisle; the ten line appeal begins: 'The Author of "Modern Painters" earnestly requests all persons who may have taken interest in his writings, or who have any personal regard for him, to assist him now in the circulation of the enclosed paper ...' In the end, due either to Somervell's campaign or, more likely, the lack of any economic benefit to the proposed projects, no railway line was built into the centre of the Lake District. (Albritton, Green Victorians: The Simple Life in John Ruskin's Lake District.)

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         Daniel Deronda.

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1876 - 4 volumes, octavo. Original dark maroon cloth, gilt lettered spines, black panelled sides, yellow endpapers. Pencilled ownership inscription to front free endpapers and title page. Spines rolled and slightly bumped at ends, light marking and cockling to covers, hinges splitting but still firm, occasional faint foxing. Lacking the erratum slip in vol. III and the integral advertisement leaf in vol. IV. First edition in book form, first issue without the contents leaf. The presence of yellow endpapers is not noted by Sadleir and Parrish. Daniel Deronda was Eliot's last completed novel. "While creating once more a panorama of social classes and opinion and showing how individuals interact at times of social change, this novel spreads its net even wider than its predecessor, taking in the English aristocracy at one end of the scale and poor London Jews at the other end. George Eliot's ambitious plot brings the two extremes into close contact through the figure of Deronda himself; her comic treatment of the ludicrous hunting and shooting county set is daringly offset by her respectful description of the Jewish religion and culture" (ODNB). Sadleir 813; Wolff 2057; Parrish p. 39. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Broadside Supplement to The Daily Miners' Journal, Pottsville, PA. The Munley Trial. Monday's Testimony Concluded - A Large Amount of Evidence [&c...]

      [Pottsville, PA: 1876]: The Daily Miners' Journal. Verbatim trial transcript covering two days of testimony and cross-examination in the murder trial of Thomas Munley, a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (aka "Molly Maguires") who would eventually be convicted for the murder of Welsh mine foreman Thomas Sanger. Among the witnesses quoted in the present transcript are Munley's father (who is interviewed at length); fellow miners of both Welsh and Irish extraction including Patrick Brennan, Thomas Williams, Edward Pierce, Luke Richardson; and other residents of the various mining towns in the Shenandoah coal district. A portion of the testimony deals directly with the operations of PInkerton spy James McParlan, who had infiltrated Mollies under the alias "James McKenna." Text concludes at lower right, with catch line: "Concluded in regular edition." Verso contains several dozen ads, including one for a pamphlet version of the trial, issued under the sensational title Among the Assassins! The Molly Maguires and Their Victims (Pottsville: 1876). Munley was hanged, along with nine other Mollies, on "Black Thursday," June 21, 1877; irregularities in his (and others') prosecution remain controversial to the present day. The present broadsheet unrecorded in OCLC and not noted in commerce. Large broasheet supplement, 26-5/8" x 19-1/2" (ca 67.5cm x 50cm); on newsprint, printed both sides. Text on recto in eight columns, below printed headline; verso is a full sheet of advertisements. Minor edgewear; two small closed punctures to paper in upper portion (no loss); two brief repaired tears to margins; Very Good. An unfolded example.

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         Atlas van de gemeente Amsterdam, bevattende de grondteekening van alle gebouwen met de tegenwoordige nommering, en onderscheiding van gemeente-eigendommen, publieke en bijzondere gebouwen, woon- en pakhuizen, in 101 kaarten. Naar officiëele bronnen bewerkt.

      Amsterdam, J.C.Loman, 1876. - Large folio (57 x 47.5 cms.). Title, index (sheet #1), plan of the city, scale 1:20,000 (sheet #2), and 99 very detailed plans, scale 1:1250 (sheets ##3-101). All plans col. lithogr., loose in (not original) cardboard portfolio. Good. (Spine of portfolio rep.; few sheets chipped or torn in margins, lower margin of title sheet clipped). * Rare atlas of the building over of the old city of Amsterdam, as it was in the early 1870's. (See d'Ailly 533-II ), Koeman II (1969 ed.) p.270. Somewhat less detailed and updated re-issue of the Atlas Van Eck publ. in 1853 in 501 sheets).

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         Old Christmas and Bracebridge Hall

      Macmillan & Co, London; (1876 and 1877) - Small Octavo. second edition, two volumes, 165pp. and 284. 4pp. ads at rear, illustrated by R. Caldecott, bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in full red polished calf ruled and lettered in gilt, raised bands, double black morocco spine labels gilt, raised bands with compartments fully gilt decorated, inner gilt dentelles, decorative endpapers, all edges gilt, light rubbing to spine and boards. A lovely set. From the library of R.F. Oxnam with his card laid in and a gift inscription in both volumes.

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         The Hand of Ethelberta

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1876. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition. Bound in publisher's primary binding of cream cloth, stamped in black, with white end papers printed in red and dated May 9th, 1876 (copies also appeared as May 20th and June 3rd). Good, overall a bit worn. Cloth rubbed and soiled, darkened at spine, worn heavier at corners and spine ends, and lifted from the boards. Light lean to binding. Bookseller stamp to front free end paper. Pages are toned, and show an occasional age-related stain. The author's fifth novel.

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         Leaves of Grass

      Camden, New Jersey: Author's Edition, 1876 Fifth edition, third printing, second (American) issue. One of 600 copies in this issue. Signed by Whitman to title page. Original publisher's three-quarter cream calf with green, red, and black shell marbled paper-covered boards, light brown spine label lettered in gilt, yellow-coated endpapers, all edges trimmed. A very good or better copy with repairs to spine, hinges reinforced, front endpaper replaced to match original, light wear and rubbing to extremities, and some toning to page edges. Attractive in the original publisher's binding. Housed in an early slipcase. Myerson A2.5.C2. From the library of Pulitzer Prize winning author Kenneth Silverman. First published in 1855, Leaves of Grass is a collection of poetry that Walt Whitman continued to edit, revise, and republish over the course of his life. In its first iteration, the collection contained only twelve verses, while later editions included several hundred. Inspired by his friend Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Transcendentalist movement, Whitman's poetry lauds the human experience and the American spirit. Although criticized for its exaltation of sensual pleasure and overt discussion of sexuality, Leaves of Grass was highly praised by Emerson and is widely considered one of the cornerstones of 19th century American poetry. Chiefly a biographer, Professor Kenneth Silverman co-directed the American Civilization program at NYU, and won not only the Pulitzer but also the Bancroft Prize for his work The Life and Times of Cotton Mather. Other notable works of his include biographies of Edgar Allan Poe and Samuel F. B. Morse. A magician himself, he also profiled the life of Harry Houdini..

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         The Hunting of the Snark. An Agony in Eight Fits [Kelliegram Binding]

      Macmillan and Company, London 1876 - London: Macmillan and Company, 1876. 83 pp. Approximately 5 x 7 1/4". Twelfth thousand. Bound by Kelly & Sons in dark green, crushed, levant morocco, gilt Kelliegram stamp to rear turn-in, spine tooled and illustrated in gilt, gilt dentelled, front cover illustrated with an inlaid vignette of the "Baker" (from the illustration on p. 5) in multi-colored morocco, light and professional repairs to back board along spine, all edges gilt, red silk endpapers, silk bookmark is a bit frayed and worn, minor smudges to margins of a few pages, very faint gift inscription on half-title page, very good + condition. A beautiful example of an early Kelliegram binding by the Kelly & Sons bindery. Founded in 1770, the company had one of the longest runs in the history of the binding trade in London, carried onwards to a great success by members of the Kellie family, well into the 1930's. Lewis Carroll's nonsense poem, written between 1874 an 1876, borrowed the setting and several characters from his "Through the Looking Glass" and followed a bizarre crew in their search of a whimsical creature. Unlike Carroll's earlier works, this one was not written specifically for children. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Le Pamir. Étude gà ographie physique historique.

      - Paris, Maisonneuve et Cie., 1876. 8vo. Original printed wrappers; pp. [2], viii, 218, [2, errata], with five lithographic maps (four double-page and with exploration routes in red, one fold-out), minor marginal chipping to wrappers, maps evenly browned, as usual, due to paper stock, errata leaf with faint marginal trace of humidity; entirely uncut and unopened. Scarce first edition of a neutral observation of the historical geography of the Pamirs, the Great Game, and a sum of both Russian and British explorations and reconnaissance missions, written by a Paris professor of history and geography, who was supplied with Russian source material by Nicholas de Khanikoff (Khanikov), 'a Russian agent', who 'crossed the Caspian and reached Herat, from where he intended to proceed secretly to Kabul and make overtures on behalf of his government to Dost Mohammed' (Hopkirk, p. 290). Yakushi P70; (author mis-spelled). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Leaves of Grass

      Camden, New Jersey: Author's Edition 1876 - Fifth edition, third printing, second (American) issue. One of 600 copies in this issue. Signed by Whitman to title page. Original publisher's three-quarter cream calf with green, red, and black shell marbled paper-covered boards, light brown spine label lettered in gilt, yellow-coated endpapers, all edges trimmed. A very good or better copy with repairs to spine, hinges reinforced, front endpaper replaced to match original, light wear and rubbing to extremities, and some toning to page edges. Attractive in the original publisher's binding. Housed in an early slipcase. Myerson A2.5.C2. From the library of Pulitzer Prize winning author Kenneth Silverman. First published in 1855, Leaves of Grass is a collection of poetry that Walt Whitman continued to edit, revise, and republish over the course of his life. In its first iteration, the collection contained only twelve verses, while later editions included several hundred. Inspired by his friend Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Transcendentalist movement, Whitman's poetry lauds the human experience and the American spirit. Although criticized for its exaltation of sensual pleasure and overt discussion of sexuality, Leaves of Grass was highly praised by Emerson and is widely considered one of the cornerstones of 19th century American poetry. Chiefly a biographer, Professor Kenneth Silverman co-directed the American Civilization program at NYU, and won not only the Pulitzer but also the Bancroft Prize for his work The Life and Times of Cotton Mather. Other notable works of his include biographies of Edgar Allan Poe and Samuel F. B. Morse. A magician himself, he also profiled the life of Harry Houdini.

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         Le Costume Historique - 1., 2. und 3. Lieferung

      Librairie de Firmin-Didot et Cie. - Impriumeurs de L'Institut, Rue Jacob, Paris - 1., 2. & 3. Livraison. - Erschienen 1876 und 1877. - Drei Kartonmappen mit Leinenrücken und Gewebeband als Verschluß im Format 23 x 20 cm. Tlw leicht angestaubt, leicht fleckig. Eine Mappe am Rücken auf ca. 10 cm aufgeplatzt, eine Mappe mit leichter Beschädigung am Rückendeckel. - Auf jeder der drei Mappen auf dem Vorderdeckel mit handschriftlichem Schriftzug "Lanfranconi Enea Ing. - Pressburg". Mappen stammen also aus dem Besitz von Enea Grazioso Lanfranconi (auch Lafranconi; 1850 in Peglio, Lombardei - 1895 in Preßburg, war ein italienisch-österreichischer Techniker und Kunstsammler). Sein Vater Giovanni Battista Lafranconi arbeitete als Ingenieur am Bau verschiedener Bahnen in Österreich-Ungarn, so der Semmeringbahn, der Ungarischen Westbahn oder der Kaiser Ferdinands-Nordbahn. Er studierte an der Universität Mailand und war ab 1867 in Preßburg wohnhaft, wo er sich der Hydrologie widmete. Am 9. März 1895 nahm er sich aus nicht bekannten Gründen das Leben. Sein Grab befindet sich in Varese. -- Genaue Anzahl der Blätter und Farbabbildungs- und s/w-Abbildungs-Tafeln in den Mappen folgen. - Das Werk erschien von 1876 bis 1888 in Frankreich in Erstauflage, und zwar in sechs Teilen. - Die drei Mappen also die Erstauflage der ersten drei Teile. - Exemplare stammen aus dem Vorlass eines Botschafters i. R. (ein Vorfahr war Kabinetts-Sekretär in der Kabinetts-Kanzlei Sr. Majestät Kaiser Franz Josef). - Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland. Size: Groß-Oktav (bis 25 cm)

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         Stanford?s Handy Map of the United States Distinguishing the Unsettled Territories; the Railways;The Cities and Towns according to population; also the State Capitals and County Towns.

      Edward Stanford, March 1st., 1876. - 63 x 103 cm. Folding map, hand-coloured, in sections and mounted on linen, original book style cloth boards. Some minor marginal notes and two railway lines heightened in ink. Worldcat lists Yale and the British Library as the only locations; there was also an issue dated 1873, located at the British Library and National Library of Scotland only. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Effects of Cross and Self Fertlisation in the Vegetable Kingdom.

      pp.viii, 482, one diagram, 109 tables and 3 line Errata slip at p.viii. 8vo. Two short closed tears to bottom margin of p.419, o/w. contents in fine condition. Original green cloth, boards very lightly shelf-rubbed, o/w. in fine condition. A nr. fine copy. Very pleasing. Freeman 1249. ‘The first edition which has an errata slip of three lines facing p.viii, was published on November 10, 1876.' Freeman.

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         Ansicht der Stadt von Südosten.

      - Radierung v. Hermann Struck (1876-1944), datiert 1911, 42 x 66 cm Im Vordergrund der Rheinauhafen mit dem großen Speicherhaus ("Siebengebirge"). Mosler, 181 ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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         MANUSCRIPT LEAF [from Chapter XXV of] THAT LASS O' LOWRIES

      Ca 1876. Cf. BAL 2033. Slight age-toning to paper. A horizontal & vertical fold-line, with short split at center of vertical. Recto with author's 'scribble out' of a line. Overall, Very Good.. 1 sheet of commercial blue-lined paper, 2 pages of mss, 68 lines, ~ 325 words. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. 12-1/2" x 7-1/2" Mss with slight variances from the printed version [as found online at UPenn's digital library]. Provenance: From the collection of George Albert Zabriskie, "a native of New York City, who was a prominent collector of art, books and manuscripts, as well as an enthusiastic supporter of many social causes and movements. He was a Grolier Club member, the Chairman of the membership committee of the Museum of the City of New York, President of the New York Sons of the Revolution and of the New York Historical Society, and a member of the American Antiquarian Society.".

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         Le Costume Historique - 1., 2. und 3. Lieferung

      1., 2. & 3. Livraison. - Erschienen 1876 und 1877. - Drei Kartonmappen mit Leinenrücken und Gewebeband als Verschluß im Format 23 x 20 cm. Tlw leicht angestaubt, leicht fleckig. Eine Mappe am Rücken auf ca. 10 cm aufgeplatzt, eine Mappe mit leichter Beschädigung am Rückendeckel. - Auf jeder der drei Mappen auf dem Vorderdeckel mit handschriftlichem Schriftzug "Lanfranconi Enea Ing. - Pressburg". Mappen stammen also aus dem Besitz von Enea Grazioso Lanfranconi (auch Lafranconi 1850 in Peglio, Lombardei - 1895 in Preßburg, war ein italienisch-österreichischer Techniker und Kunstsammler). Sein Vater Giovanni Battista Lafranconi arbeitete als Ingenieur am Bau verschiedener Bahnen in Österreich-Ungarn, so der Semmeringbahn, der Ungarischen Westbahn oder der Kaiser Ferdinands-Nordbahn. Er studierte an der Universität Mailand und war ab 1867 in Preßburg wohnhaft, wo er sich der Hydrologie widmete. Am 9. März 1895 nahm er sich aus nicht bekannten Gründen das Leben. Sein Grab befindet sich in Varese. -- Genaue Anzahl der Blätter und Farbabbildungs- und s/w-Abbildungs-Tafeln in den Mappen folgen. - Das Werk erschien von 1876 bis 1888 in Frankreich in Erstauflage, und zwar in sechs Teilen. - Die drei Mappen also die Erstauflage der ersten drei Teile. - Exemplare stammen aus dem Vorlass eines Botschafters i. R. (ein Vorfahr war Kabinetts-Sekretär in der Kabinetts-Kanzlei Sr. Majestät Kaiser Franz Josef). - Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Birgit Gerl]
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        Daniel Deronda. FIRST EDITION, first printing. 4 vols.

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood & Sons. 1876 Half titles, errata slip vol. II. Contemp. half dark blue calf, brown cloth boards, spines dec. in gilt, brown leather labels.Baker & Ross A11.1.a; the first printing, without contents leaves following the titlepage. The first issue of the first print, with the quotation from Tennyson in Book I (vol. I, p.336) wrongly ascribed to In Memoriam; it was correctly ascribed to Locksley Hall in the second issue.

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce Rare Books]
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