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        Quatrevingt-treize [ Quatre-Vingt Treize ]

      Eugène Hugues, Imprimerie Claye 1876 - 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 Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA]
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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]

      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.

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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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        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.

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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.

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        Croquis d'Architecture. Intime-Club. 1ère à 10ème année : 1866/67 à 1876.(12 parties par année, qui contiennent chacune 6 feuilles illustrées + 1 titre par année compl.).

      1866 - 1876, - gr. in-folio, 10 années en feuilles non reliées. cartables en toile originaux, titre frappé sur la couverture devant. Pour l?année 1875 (9ème) il manque une planche à la première partie / 1876 (10ème) manque 7 feuilles. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        COMBINATION ATLAS MAP OF CORTLAND COUNTY NEW YORK

      Philadelphia: Everts, Ensign & Everts. Good. 1876. First Edition. Hardcover. Exterior shows signs of wear. Spine leather has tears with covers firmly attached. Edges rubbed, includes spine ends and leather protected front corners. Gilt title on front cover. Green cloth has a few small cloth bubbles. First & last two pages have edge chips. Endpaper has tape & vertical creases. Color maps & engravings In VG condition & complete. N. Y. Atlas, General InformationInformation; Color maps & ngravings; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 100 pages .

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        Narratives of the Mission of George Bogle to Tibet, and of the Journey of Thomas Manning to Lhasa.Edited, with Notes, and Introduction, and Lives of Mr. Bogle and Mr. Manning.

      1876 - First edition. 4 maps, 6 plates. 8vo. Minor foxing to preliminary leaves but a very good copy in original cloth, back faded. clxi, 354pp. London, The expeditions of these two travellers, in 1774 and 1811 respectively, were of paramount importance in the establishment of trading routes with Tibet. A long and scholarly introduction by Dr. Markham gives the background history and implications of Bogle's meeting with Teshoo Lama, and Manning's with the Dalai Lama. Yakushi, M88. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ATLAS OF BERGEN COUNTY, 1776 -1876

      C. C. PEASE 1876 - 167 pp. 61 MAPS IN COLOR including the world, U.S., New Jersey, Bergen County and Bergen towns, plus 30 LITHOGRAPHS of residences and businesses. 3/4 leather & brown cloth, black and gilt embossed front cover, edges worn. Blue marbled endpapers. Complete without any major flaws. There are occasional small, faint spots; some slightly dusty looking areas mostly at the outer margins; endpaper & title page have 1" tears in the top margin without loss; page 59 is buckled at the top; page 89 has a 5" tear without loss; page 104-105 has an 8" split at the fold without loss. This Atlas has been prized for its detailed street maps of Bergen County towns and the handsome lithographs of homes and commercial sites. Snyder p. 176 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        I riformatori dello stato di libertˆ della cittˆ di Bologna dal 1394 al 1797. Unito a: Prontuario o indice alfabetico dei nomi di famiglie citati nellÕopera I riformatori della libertˆ di Bologna ... collÕindicazione dei volumi e delle pagine distinguendo le famiglie senatorie.

      Bologna, Regia Tipografia, 1876, due opere rilegate tre volumi in-8vo rilegati in mezza tela posteriore con tasselli blu ai dorsi (lievi strappetti alla tela) pp. 189 + 192 + 194-(2) + Idem, 1877, pp. 34 (rilegate in fine al terzo volume). Stampato su carta forte, completo degli indici.

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        Uber das Lehren und Lernen der Medicinischen Wissenschaften an den Univeritaten der Deutschen Nation Nebst Allgemeinen Bemerkungen Uber Univeritaten. Eine Culturhistorische Studie.

      Von Carl Gerold's Sohn, 1876., Wien: - 8vo. x, 508 pp. 5 fold-out tables at rear. Full gilt stamped brown cloth; neatly repaired, internally very good. Fine. First edition. Garrison and Morton 1766.603. A classic work on the teaching and learning of medicine, in which Billroth supported ?the retention of a classical preparation for medicine . including Latin and Greek,? calling them ?indispensable? [Bonner]. William Henry Welch translated this book in 1924. Billroth, a German-Austrian surgeon, was born April 26, 1829, Bergen, on the island of Rugen, Prussia; he died February 6, 1894, Abbazia on the Istria peninsula, Italy (now Opatija, Croatia). Billroth was a lifelong friend of the composer Brahms, and a pioneer of visceral surgery. Billroth is known as the founder of modern abdominal surgery. Lesky, Erna, The Vienna Medical School of the 19th Century, (1977) p. 273; Bonner, Thomas Neville, Becoming a Physician, (1995), p. 286 (citing the 1886 second ed.); Merz, John, A History of European Thought in the Nineteenth Century, p. 208 (mentioning many of the most influential names in medical schools and their supporters, such as Boerhaave, Johannes Müller, Virchow, etc.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        To the Victoria Falls of the Zambesi . translated by N. D'Anvers.

      London Sampson Low 1876 - First English edition. 8vo., xv, 462pp., frontispiece, 4 chromolithograph plates, 11 wood-engraved plates, folding map, original green cloth gilt, "A German sportsman, Mohr travelled to the Victoria Falls partly for the sake of hunting, partly in the hope of making geographical discoveries. After landing at Cape Town, he and his companions ventured into the interior, crossing the Tugela River and enjoying a wide variety of sport . an excellent work of exploration and sport." - Czech. A scarce book. Czech p116; Mendelssohn II, 32-33. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Hunting of the Snark

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1876. First Edition in Presentation Bi. Hardcover. Good. First edition in variant presentation binding of scarlet cloth (intended to match Alice in Wonderland) stamped in gilt, all edges gilt. Though typically found in buff cloth with black stamping, Lewis Carroll wrote to his publisher ordering copies in various colors stamped in gilt, intended for his give friends as presentation copies, requesting such as "100 bound in red and gold, 20 in dark blue and gold, 20 in white vellum and gold." First issue with "baker" not "butcher" on page 83. Binder's ticket on rear paste down. Good+. Cloth shows several small stains, gilt lightly rubbed but generally bright. Spine cloth darkened, chipped at ends, corners frayed, front outer joint partially split, hinge at rear open and binding a bit fragile. A very scarce issue of a book whose author proclaimed it "didn't mean anything but nonsense," which has nonetheless emotionally resonated with and beguiled readers ever since its publication.

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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. Chatwin, Bruce, Elizabeth Chatwin, and Nicholas Shakespeare, "Under The Sun: The Letters of Bruce Chatwin" (London: Random House, 2010), pp.121-22.

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        Bulletin de la Librairie Morgand & Fatout [...de la Librairie Damascène Morgand]

      Paris, Librairie Morgand & Fatout (vols. III-IV: Librairie Damascène Morgand), 1876-1889. Four volumes (25 cm), I (nos. 1-8, 1876-October 1878): (8) xii, 880 (2) pp., 7 colour plates (inserted after pp.598, 618, 652, 686, 714, 794, 816), illustrations. Items 1-4562; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers bound-in. II (nos. 9-13, June 1879-June 1881): (2) xl, 930 (2) pp., 6 full-page and 2 folding colour plates (after pp.xxviii, xxxiv (2), xxxvii (2), 78, 89, 247), illustrations (some in 2 colours). Items 4563-7880; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers bound-in. III (nos. 14-19, March 1883-December 1886): (2) 911 (1) pp., leaf of text inserted (after p.1), plate (inserted after p.796), 2 folding colour plates (after pp.52, 100), illustrations (some in 2 colours). Items 7881-11725; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers bound-in. IV (nos. 20-24, February 1887-January 1889): (2) 1120 pp., 2 leaves of text (inserted after pp.1, 480), 9 plates (inserted after pp.48, 70, 80, 94, 110, 142, 388, 412, 436), illustrations (some in 2 colours). Items 11726-16804. Publisher's printed wrapper (upper only) bound-in. Uniformly bound in brown buckram, top edges gilt. - The first four volumes (issues 1-24) of a work of enduring utility, seldom found complete (another six volumes were published, describing item nos. 16805-46593). The business was founded by Damascène Morgand and Charles Fatout in 1875. After the death in 1882 of Fatout, the Société Morgand & Fatout was dissolved, and Morgand continued under his name alone, until 1897, when he entered into partnership with Édouard Rahir. The "Bulletin Mensuel No. 8" dated October 1878 apparently is the second bookseller's catalogue to be illustrated by colour (chromotypographie) plates, following a Librairie Bachelin-Deflorenne catalogue for an auction conducted earlier the same year. Included in volume I are two essays on "Le Marot-Guiffrey", by E. Schnerb and Paul de Saint-Victor; "Reliures anciennes: reliures modernes", unsigned; "Variétés bibliographiques: Les Farces de Georges Alione d'Asti", by Émile Picot. Printed in volume II are essays on "Le Patissier françois des Elzevier", by L. Potier and Ernest Quentin-Bauchart; a memoir of Trautz-Bauzonnet (1808-1879), unsigned; "Les reliures en mosaïque du XVIIIe siècle", by "Un Bibliophile" (reprinted from Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 1 October 1879); "Deux reliures en mosaïque du XVIII siècle de la Bibliothèque de Comte d'Hoym" by Baron J. Pichon; "Les Daphnis et Chloé du Régent: reliés en mosaïque", unsigned. A printed leaf inserted before "Bulletin Mensuel No. 20" announces that all the books described therein are from Henri Beraldi's catalogue Bibliothèque d'un bibliophile (1885), i.e. the library of Eugène Paillet. A similar notice inserted before "Bulletin Mensuel No. 22" announces that the books described therein are all from the library of Baron Gonzagues de St. Geniès. ¶ Paper occasionally brittle; a clean tear in II, pp.853-854, has caused no loss.

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        Malerische Fussreise durch das südliche Frankreich und einen Theil von Ober-Italien.

      XV (1), 350 S., 339 S., 2 lithogr. Titel / 339 S., 302 S., 2 lithogr. Titel, 70 lithogr. Tafeln, meist gefaltet, 1 hinten eingebund. spätere Karte (aus Stielers Handatlas, 1876)/ 290 S., 417 S. mit 2 lithogr. Titeln / 400 S., 350 S. mit 2 lithogr. Titeln 8, Lederbände mit RTitel im Stil der Zeit Erstausgabe. Kein Tafelbd., stattdessen sind die Lithographien in Bd. 2 eingebunden. - Bd. 2 Stempel auf Titel und handschriftl. Inhaltsangabe auf dem hinteren Vorsatz.

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        Etruscan Bologna

      Smith Elder and Co 1876 - rebacked,original cloth preserved, spine faded, edges a bit worn, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        India and its Native Princes. Travels in Central India and in the Presidencies of Bombay and Bengal.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1876 - Carefully revised and edited by Lieut.-Col. Buckle. 579 p., quarto, leather bound (red), gilt-stamped (decorative script and flower-patterns in gold and black), gilt edges, with Exlibris of original owner, containing 317 b/w illustrations and 6 maps, some of which full page, decorative initials at the beginning of each chapte, vocaabulary of Indian terms in appendix. Back broken and damaged (hole, ca 1cm), extremities of spine damaged, corners bumped, binding slightly loose, but book block in good condition. - - - BITTE BEACHTEN SIE: Auf Grund der besonderen Versandkostenvorgaben von AbeBooks und ZVAB (der Preis richtet sich nicht nach Gewicht, sondern nach Anzahl der Artikel), kann es bei schwereren oder mehrbändigen Werken zu höheren Portokosten kommen. BEI UNSICHERHEIT FRAGEN SIE UNS BITTE ZUVOR AN. - - - PLEASE NOTE: Because of AbeBooks' and ZVAB?S special requirements for shipping fees (price is per item, not per weight) shipping charges may be higher with heavy books or when comprising several volumes. PLEASE CONTACT US BEFOREHAND IN CASE OF UNCERTAINTY. - - - 5200 g 1 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Monograph of the Nectariniidae, or Family of Sunbirds.

      London The Author -80 1876 - First edition. 4to., cviiii, 393 pp., 121 hand-coloured lithographs by Keulemans; plates clean and fresh, original upper wrappers bound-in, original prospectus with specimen plate tipped-in, later half tan morocco gilt, tiny repair to blank outer corner of title, a very good copy. First edition of this important monograph, one of 250 copies only. Amongst the most beautiful of bird monographs, the Nectariniidae illustrates 138 species, including two new genera and ten new species. Shelley acknowledges the importance of Keuleman's specialist knowledge in his preface: "The illustrations which form such an important portion of my Monograph, have all been executed by Mr. Keulemans, whose name is sufficient guarantee for the accuracy of the details and for high artistic skill. The latter is rendered perhaps more striking from his being acquainted with this family of birds in their native haunts; and his notes upon the sun-birds inhabiting Prince's Island have been incorprated in my work." The work appeared in twelve parts from July 1876 to February 1880. The original title of the work was A Monograph of the Cinnyridae, later changed to the Nectariniidae in the final title. Only 250 copies were printed. "An excellent mongraph of an interesting family of birds" (Zimmer). Nissen, IVB, 873; Wood p. 566. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1876 - 1876 Original Paperback Wisden, No Rear Cover. 13th Edition!

      1876. Hi, This lot is an 1876 Original Paperback Wisden. It is in Original form but the rear cover is missing and some flaking to the spine paper. The 1876 Wisden had string inside it and it kept it together well. The cover is nice, a dog ear to the corner and some marks , internally nice and clean just a bit of foxing. No restoration. I have owned this book for a while but now have one with 2 covers. A hard year to find. 13th Edition.

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        Nouvelles asiatiques -

      Didier et Cie 1876 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-12. 436 pp. Sous étui bordé. Reliure plein maroquin vieux rouge, frise de motifs d?inspiration chinoise et filets dorés en encadrement sur les plats. Dos à nerfs orné des mêmes motifs. Cadre intérieur de même maroquin souligné d?un listel de maroquin noir et d?un filet doré. Doublures et gardes de moire bouton d?or. Les gardes également bordées de maroquin noir. Toutes tranches dorées. Couverture conservée. Reliure signée DEVAUCHELLE. Rousseurs sur le dernier feuillet de la table des matières. Luxueuse reliure d?Alain Devauchelle. ÉDITION ORIGINALE rare et recherchée, dont il n?a pas été tiré de grand papier. Le recueil, par un diplomate qui avait longuement séjourné en Asie mineure, est un concentré de style et d?espièglerie. « Partout il a pris contact avec le pays pour en analyser les m?urs, la langue, le caractère, en éthnologue, en sociologue » (Talvart). . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK An Agony in Eight Fits.

      London: Macmillan, 1876. 12mo (7 1/4 in. tall); xi 83 pp. [1 ad]. Publisher's buff cloth with pictorial front and rear covers with lettered spine. All edges gilt. Cover art, frontispiece and eight plates in black and white by artist Henry Holiday. Black endpapers. Head with 1/8 in. loss, tail creased. Front endpaper with bookseller's blind stamp, frontis and title page toned by lightly chipped tissue, graceful name, few minor marks, few signatures strained. Poem considered an allegory for the search for happiness. NCBEL 978. Osborne p. 60. Very Good+. No jacket.

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        Adels- und Wappenbrief für Rudolph Edler von Hampel.

      Wien 26 12 1876 - Mehrfärbig kalligraphierte, reich goldgehöhte deutsche Urkunde auf Pergament mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift des Kaisers und zwei Gegenzeichnungen (darunter Innenminister Joseph Frh. Lasser von Zollheim), 4 Blatt mit ornamentaler lithographischer Umrahmung, vierfärbige Wappenmalerei von Carl Boess, in-folio. In violetter Samtmappe mit goldgeprägtem Doppeladler und Seidenmoiréevorsätzen, anhängend großes rotes Wachssiegel in Metallkapsel. - Seidenvorsätze gering fleckig, die Seidenhemdchen zwischen den Blättern mit kleinen Mängeln; insgesamt gut erhaltenes schönes Adelsdiplom. Der pensionierte Titularoberstlieutenant Rudolph Hampel, geboren 1814 in Olmütz, hatte sich "durch seine vierzigjährige, im Kriege wie im Frieden bewährte Dienstleistung besondere Verdienste erworben". Das verliehene Wappen zeigt im dreiteiligen Feld einen Löwen mit Schwert sowie zwei Sterne über einem Berg. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Les Deux gommeux.

      Paris?, 1876.(). Etching. 158 x 111 cm. Signed in the plate lower left. Laid paper with margins. Guérin, 3.

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        Nobiliaire de Ponthieu et de Vimeu. Deuxième édition revue, corrigée et augmentée.

      Paris, Bachelin Deflorenne, 1876, demi-basane de l'époque, dos lég. passé. - in-4 de 8 pp.-936 colonnes ; 2e édition (E.O. : 1861-64).Saffroy 31840.

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        Gesamtansicht aus halber Vogelschau "Freiburg i.B. 1876 aus der Vogelschau. .".

      - Lithographie v. J. Lerch b. Baumann in Freiburg, dat. 1876, 33 x 56

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        Lippincott's General Guide for Settlers in the United States. With Authentic Descriptions, from Official Sources, of the Climate, Soil, Products, Cost of Lands, Wages of Labour, Cost of Living, and Prices of Farm Animals and Products,

      J. B. Lippincott and Co., 1876 - SECOND EDITION. 12mo. 7 x 5 1/4 inches. [viii], (156) pp. Half-title, headpieces, tailpieces, decorative initials, list of US Land Offices, table of foreign-born and native-born populations, tables of wages, large folding map bound-in at the rear; text clean, unmarked, map with tears but no loss. Blind- and gilt-stamped brick-red cloth, rubbed, corners bumped, spine ends lightly frayed. Ownership signatures of S. A. Riggs and Jetus R Riggs, New Derry, Pennsylvania. SCARCE. Very Good. This little volume on homesteading seeks to help the individual settler find the most congenial place to locate a new home in the sparsely settled lands of Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota, Nevada, California and Oregon and the Territories of Wyoming, Colorado, Dakota, Utah, Montana, Idaho, and Washington. It borrows heavily from the travels and insights into stock-raising, wool-growing, and the establishment of farms by Edwin A. Curley of London who had travelled in the areas in question to promote western settlement among emigrants from Great Britain. Curley published Nebraska: Its Advantages, Resources and Drawbacks (1875). Curley traveled extensively in Nebraska, Kansas and Wyoming in the 1870s, and reported that settlers had successfully acquired free land in the American west. 10 copies Worldcat; not in Howes; I could not find any for-sale offerings or auction records for this title. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Théatre complet publié par Jouaust. Préface de M. D. Nisard. Dessins de Louis Leloir gravés par Flameng.

      Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1876. 8 volumes in-4, demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs, caissons ornés, têtes dorées (Kieffer). Portrait. Grand de marges. Bel exemplaire. Un des 100 ex sur vergé avec les 31 gravures à l'eau-forte en double épreuve, Une des plus belles éditions du théâtre de Molière.

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        American Ornithology; or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States

      Chatto and Windus 1876 - "American Ornithology; or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States" by Alexander Wilson and Prince Charles Lucian Bonaparte. 1876; Chatto and Windus, Picadilly, London. Complete 3-volume set. The book begins with "The Illustrative Notes and Life of Wilson" by Sir William Jardine. Featured throughout all 3 volumes are beautiful full-page plates in vibrant color depicting the birds in natural settings. Each volume contains dozens of birds with scientific information and sketches about each one. Alexander Wilson (July 6, 1766 – August 23, 1813) was a Scott-American poet, ornithologist, and illustrator. Identified by George Ord as the "Father of American Ornithology," Wilson is now regarded as the greatest American ornithologist before Audubon. Several species of bird are named after Wilson, including the Wilson's storm-petrel, Wilson's plover, Wilson's phalarope, Wilson's snipe, and Wilson's warbler. The now obsolete warbler genus Wilsonia was named for him by Charles Lucien Bonaparte. The Wilson Ornithological Society also bears his name. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DEFENCE NOT DEFIANCE: A HEBREW'S REPLY TO THE MISSIONARIES. FAITH CONFIRMED. SELECTIONS FROM THE WORK "CHIZUK EMUNAH" OF ISAAC TROKI, THE KARAITE. BIBLICAL AND RABBINICAL PARALLELS TO NEW TESTAMENT PRINCIPLES.

      New York: Office Of The Independent Hebrew(1876). 1st edition. Original printed boards, 8vo, 50 pages. Singerman 2574. American Centennial-year publication giving Jews ammunition to respond to Christian missionaries. Includes errata slip at rear, 19 x12 cm. Includes bibliographical references. Frederic de Sola Mendes was an American rabbi, author, and editor, born at Montego Bay, Jamaica, West Indies, July 8, 1850. He was the son of Rabbi Abraham Pereira Mendes. He was licensed to preach as rabbi by Haham Benjamin Artom, in London, 1873; in the same year he was appointed preacher of the Great St. Helen's Synagogue of that city, but in December moved to New York, where he had accepted a call to the rabbinate of Shaaray Tefillah congregation (now the West End Synagogue) ; for Jan. 1, 1874. Mendes was one of the founders of the American Hebrew. In 1888 he took part in the Field-Ingersoll controversy, writing for the "North American Review" an article entitled "In Defense of Jehovah. " In 1900 Mendes joined the staff of The Jewish Encyclopedia as revising editor and chief of the translation bureau. Associated with Dr. Marcus Jastrow and Dr. Kaufmann Kohler, he was one of the revisers of the "New Bible Translation" by the Jewish Publication Society. He has also translated "Jewish Family Papers: Letters of a Missionary, " by "Gustav Meinhardt" (Dr. William Herzberg) . In 1903 he became for a time editor of "The Menorah, " a monthly magazine. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide (NYPL, Columbia, YU, Yale, HUC, NLI) , none south or west of Cincinnati. Spine rebacked. Stains and wear to boards. Overall Good+ Condition. (AMR-51-1A)

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        The Tomb On Top of Clouds Rest, Yosemite Valley, Cal.

      Hazeltine [ca. 1876], [Yosemite] - Albumen photograph. 18 x 22 cm. (7 x 8 inches), on original printed card-stock mount, in vintage wooden frame under glass. Minor fading to image but a beautiful piece.Rare Hazeltine photograph of the rock formation high above the floor of Yosemite Valley. M.M. Hazeltine and his brother George Irving Hazeltine arrived in California in 1853, setting up a daguerreotype studio in San Francisco before going their independent ways. In the mid-1860s Martin moved to Mendocino to practice photography, much of which would be published by J.P. Soule and Lawrence & Houseworth. In the late 1860s Martin began to photograph the Yosemite Valley and Big Tree regions of the Sierra Nevada. The only other known copy of this photograph is currently housed at the Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley.Clouds Rest is an arete, a thin, almost knife-like, ridge of rock formed when glaciers eroded away solid rock to form Tenaya Canyon and Little Yosemite Valley. The northwest face, mostly solid granite, raises 5,000 feet (1,520 m) above Tenaya Creek. Lafayette H. Bunnell, a medical doctor with the Mariposa Battalion, notes that his party named the summit Clouds Rest because they returned to camp to avoid a snow storm after seeing "the clouds rapidly settling down to rest upon that mountain." The Tomb, an outcrop really, is still there atop the mountain.

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        New Orleans Characters

      Peychaud & Garcia, 48 Camp Street, [New Orleans] 1876 - (13 11/16 x 9 3/4 inches). Lithographed and mounted on cloth guards throughout, title with oval hand-coloured vignette, 16 hand-coloured plates, each with title beneath. Publisher's half black morocco and pebbled cloth covered boards, lettered in glt on the upper cover. Front joint starting. Housed in a black morocco backed box. A classic American colour-plate book which offers a new and improved take on the twin European traditions of suites of plates of regional costume and street cries. "Costume books and illustrations of typical trades and occupations, so common in European color plate books, are comparatively rare in America. This book of New Orleans street characters may be the best example of the genre printed in the United States." (Reese). It clearly helped that Frémaux, a Louisiana native, empathsized with his subjects. He has managed to truly capture not only the individuals but also to embody the varied and colourful character of the city of New Orleans itself. His training as an engineer and cartographer will have served Frémaux well when it came to recording the details that make an image memorable: the pearl earring of Rose Nicaud, the first coffee vendor in New Orleans (see the final plate); the drummer's toeless shoe (plate 6 of the man who drummed up business for auctioneer, Placide J. Spear). Three of the plates are of characters from the "professional" classes and are probably all portraits of individuals that their contemporaries would have recognized: an early owner has noted in pencil that the first plate 'A Cotton Classer' is of 'Jules Lemairé', whilst the second plate ('Sugar broker & Weigher') is apparently a double portrait of 'Buck Miller' and 'O'Connell'. The remaining plates are all of street vendors or workers, and, whilst they are all drawn from life, they are more generic in nature - the two exceptions of identified individuals are the drummer and coffee seller already mentioned. The titles beneath each plate are in English (7) or English and Louisiana patois (5). Each plate is numbered, nine with a small number in the lower left corner of the image, but 7 have the number incorporated into the image itself; '1' is stamped onto the cotton bale; '2' is on the weighing machine; '10' is on the side of the hand-wagon, etc. Bennett p.44; Howes F362; Reese Stamped with a National Character 93. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Leaves of Grass; Two Rivulets.

      Camden, NJ: 1876 - 2 works, octavo. Original cream half calf, blind patterned spines, light brown labels lettered in gilt, marbled boards, yellow endpapers. Housed in green linen chemises and dark green morocco-backed linen slipcases. Some stripping of leather, spines rubbed and worn at extremities, joints split (boards of Two Rivulets holding on lower cords), spines of slipcases sunned with one of the chemises almost split; internally clean and complete with the terminal advertisement leaf in each volume. 2 portraits in Leaves of Grass, albumen photograph frontispiece portrait in Two Rivulets. Signed copies of the Centennial edition (comprising the first edition, second printing of Two Rivulets, and fifth edition, third printing, second issue of Leaves of Grass), of which around 800 and 600 copies respectively were printed. The portrait of Whitman in Two Rivulets is signed and dated by the author; the title page of Leaves of Grass also signed by the author. In addition this copy includes an inscribed sheet (tipped to the front free endpaper) and inscribed in Whitman's bold and distinctive hand: "Centennial Ed'n Two Vols Leaves of Grass & Two Rivulets bound in half leather & Italian boards Containing Autograph Portraits (three from life) Personal Memoranda in Secession War & 'Democratic Vistas'". Whitman was personally involved in the printing of this Centennial Edition. "Leaves of Grass and Two Rivulets. formed a complex, multi-faceted centennial offering that provided trenchant commentary on the century-old country, mixing indictment and praise, offsetting despair at failures with hope for the future, and juxtaposing prose and poetry" (Folsom & Price, Re-Scripting Walt Whitman, p. 106). Myerson A2.5.c2 & 9.1.b. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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