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        DE L'INFLUENCE DE LA PRESSION DU LIBER SUR LA STRUCTURE DES COUCHES LIGNEUSES ANNUELLES

      1876 - Extrait des Archives Néerlandaises. pp. 50 and 8 plates. Dropped headed title. Original grey wrappers without printing. PROVENANCE: Den Heer C. Ritsema Czn. Hugo de Vries, signature in ink in the hand of the author on upper wrapper. Opera Collata 4026-4066, Christies/Norman A4. A rare early offprint dedicated by De Vries to a friend. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        REMINISCENCES OF THE TEXAS REPUBLIC. ANNUAL ADDRESS DELIVERED BEFORE THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF GALVESTON.

      Galveston, Tx.: Published by the Society, 1876. - 82pp. Lacks preliminary limitation leaf. Recent half morocco. Scattered pencil annotations. Very good. One of 100 copies of the rare first printing of Ashbel Smith's important memoir of Texas diplomacy during the Republic period. "Written by one of the wisest men of early Texas, this is the most astute first-hand account of diplomatic activities leading to annexation. No one, with the exception of Sam Houston and Anson Jones, was more intimately involved in the process of acquiring international recognition of the Republic of Texas and bringing about annexation than Dr. Ashbel Smith.The text is personal but objective, a blended narrative of anecdote and analysis. Smith reviews the Texas border question, the various votes and movements for recognition and annexation in Texas and the United States, his activities in France and England, and the treaties which he negotiated" - Jenkins. Smith was born in Connecticut and educated at Yale, where he also received his medical degree. He became surgeon general of the Army of Texas in 1837, was appointed chargé d'affaires to England and France by Sam Houston, and later served as Texas Secretary of State. He provides a careful narrative of the course of Texas diplomacy from 1836 to 1845, covering shifts in mood regarding annexation in both the United States and in Texas, the Republic's relations with the U.S., European nations, and Mexico, and the activities of Texan leaders. "An able work by one of the really great men of the Republic" - Raines. Though reprinted several times, this is the true first edition of this vital firsthand report on the diplomatic activities of the Texas Republic. BASIC TEXAS BOOKS 186. HOWES S74, "aa." RAINES, p.190. RADER 2934. VANDALE TEXIANAMETER 158. EBERSTADT 162:739. SABIN 82346.

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        Les champignons. Histoire, description, culture, usages des espèces comestibles, vévéneuses, suspectes, employées dans les arts, l'industrie, l'économie domestique, la médicine.

      Rothschild,, Paris, 1876 - 4. Auflage. Paris, Rothschild, 1876. 4°. (1) Bl., 438 S., (1) Bl. Mit 60 chromolithogr. Tafeln nach Zeichnungen von A. D. Cordier. Halblederbd. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückenschild (Kanten u. Gelenke stärker berieben). Vlg. Nissen 404 (für die erste Ausgabe unter dem Titel "Les champignons de France", 1869 u. 1870). Vorliegende Ausgabe enthält dieselbe Anzahl Tafeln wie die erste, wurde aber textlich überarbeitet u. erweitert. Chromolithogr. Orig.-Broschur miteingebunden. - S. 200 mit unfachmännisch altrestauriertem Einriss, Einriss der Tafel 42 unfachmännisch hinterlegt. Leicht gebräunt. Sprache: Französisch / Français / French (Kanten u. Gelenke stärker berieben). Halblederbd. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückenschild [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

      Chatto & Windus, London 1876 - First Edition, First Printing with 1876 date printed on the title page. A beautiful copy bound in brown leather with raised bands and gold lettering. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy in collector's condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Mysterious Island. Part 1: Dropped from the Clouds. Part 2: Abandoned. [and]: The Secret of the Island

      London: Crown Buildings, 188, Fleet Street: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1876 2nd, 1st & 1st eds, VG+, 148 illustrations. 3 vols, in modern half blue morocco, blue cloth, gilt tooling. Spines, gilt tooling & titles. Internally, new endpapers, a.e.g. Housed in a blue cloth slipcase. Part 1: Dropped from the Clouds, 2nd ed, 1876, frontis, [5], (vi-viii), [1], 2-310 pp, 49 illust. Part 2, Abandoned,1st ed, 1875, frontis, [3], (iv-viii), [1], 2-304 pp, 50 illust. Vol 3, Secret of the Island, 1st ed, 1875, frontis, [3], (iv-viii), [1], 2-299 pp, [1], (iii) adverts, [1], 39 adverts, 49 illust. Light damp stain to frontis & a couple of leaf margins of Part 1, but a very good set. Triolgy relating the adventures of a group of balloonists marooned on an island. Verne was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction. See Wiki.

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        The Two Destinies

      London: Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1876. First edition, with half-title in vol. I as called for. [viii], 311, [1]; iv, 301, [3], 32 (catalogue dated September 1876) pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Full blue polished calf, gilt spine, with red morocco title labels, t.e.g., by Riviere & Son. Light wear to spines, mild foxing to margins of some text leaves. First edition, with half-title in vol. I as called for. [viii], 311, [1]; iv, 301, [3], 32 (catalogue dated September 1876) pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Parrish & Miller, pp. 99-100; Wolff 1376

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        CHRONIQUE DU REGNE DE CHARLES IX

      1876. Paperback. Fine. MERIMEE, Prosper, 1803-1870. CHRONIQUE DU REGNE DE CHARLES IX. (RUBAN binding). Paris: Georges Chamerot, pour les Amis des Livres, 1876. Quarto. Two volumes. 4to. xv,422 pp. Number 43 (this one for M.G. Masson) of an edition of 115 copies, of the 100 numbered for subscribers. With thirty- one etchings by Edmond Morin (1824-1882). A portrait of Merimee is inserted in two full-page states. Carteret says "belle illustration cotee" ("beautifully illustrated, desirable"). (Carteret 1946: IV, p. 278.) Bound by Petrus Ruban (1851-1929) in maroon levant, gilt, in a classic and elegant design of 9 gold fillets, repeated in the spine compartments and dentelles. With lovely blue silk floral embroidered doublures, and marbled endpapers. T.e.g. 28 cm, large paper. Original wrappers bound-in. A few faint scratches on the leather, otherwise fine throughout.

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        Chronique du règne de Charles IX Tirage de tête

      Paris: Georges Chamerot, 1876. Fine. Georges Chamerot, Paris 1876, 17,5x27, 2 volumes reliés. - Edition printed on Holland paper. Binding half morocco lemon yellow, back with five nerves decorated with gilded initials of great bibliophile Roger Cormenin repeated five times, golden tail date, title piece of turquoise blue morocco, marbled paper plates, boards slightly discolored heads, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, gilded head, slightly later binding. Book decorated with two inset portraits gravure and 16 drawings in-text. Provenance: the library Cormenin Roger, son of Louis de Cormenin who was the confidant and secretary of Theophile Gautier and also a close friend of Gustave Flaubert. Pleasant beautifully drawn copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrée de 31 compositions originales dessinées et gravées à l'eau-forte par Edmond Morin et imprimée à 115 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin. Reliures en demi chagrin jaune, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets noirs ornés de doubles caissons noirs aux centres desquels le paraphe doré du grand bibliophile Roger de Cormenin est répété cinq fois, dates dorées en queues, pièces de titre et de tomaison de chagrin noir, plats de papier marbré, légères traces d'éraflures en têtes et queues des dos, plats légèrement décolorés en têtes, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, têtes dorées, reliures légèrement postérieures. Provenance : de la bibliothèque de Roger de Cormenin, fils de Louis de Cormenin qui fut le confident et le secrétaire de Théophile Gautier et également l'ami intime de Gustave Flaubert. Agréable exemplaire joliment établi.

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        La république des Lettres Revue hebdomadaire - Premier volume de la deuxièm EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Richard Lesclide, 1876. Fine. Richard Lesclide, Paris 1876, 26x17,5cm, 21 fascicules reliés en 1 volume. - Originale.binding Edition to bradel half way percaline cream vellum, smooth spine past, part of title in red morocco, the latter having scuffs, boards marbled paper, corners bumped guards and contreplats of handmade paper. The Dram appeared serially in the Republic of Letters from April 1876 to January 1877.Nombreuses collaborations JK Huysmans, José Maria de Heredia, Catullus Mendes, Anatole France, Théodore de Banville, Edgar Allan Poe, Prouvaire, Francois Coppe, Albert Glatigny Leon Dierx, Leconte de Lisle, Victor Hugo, Leo Cladel Jean Richepin Stephane Mallarme, Maurice Rollinat Richard Wagner, Maurice Bouchor, Villiers de Lisle Adam etc ... Emile Zola The stunner, in large part in our complete copy, was published in installments in the Republic of Letters from April 1876 to January 1877.Rares small foxing. Very rare magazine gathering the largest feathers of Parnassus. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline crème façon vélin, dos lisse passé, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, celle-ci présentant des épidermures, plats de papier marbré, coins émoussés gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve. L'Assommoir paraît en feuilletons dans la République des Lettres d'avril 1876 à janvier 1877. Nombreuses collaborations de J.-K. Huysmans, José Maria de Heredia, Catulle Mendès, Anatole France, Théodore de Banville, Edgard Poe, Jean Prouvaire, François Coppée, Albert Glatigny, Léon Dierx, Leconte de Lisle, Victor Hugo, Léon Cladel, Jean Richepin, Stéphane Mallarmé, Maurice Rollinat, Richard Wagner, Maurice Bouchor, Villiers de Lisle Adam etc... Emile Zola avec L'assommoir, en grande partie complet dans notre exemplaire, paraît en feuilletons dans la République des Lettres d'avril 1876 à janvier 1877. Rares petites rousseurs. Très rare revue regroupant les plus grandes plumes du Parnasse.

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        Ignace de Loyola et la Compagnie de Jésus EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Georges Decaux, 1876. Fine. Georges Decaux, Paris s.d. (1876), 12,5x20cm, relié. - Edition for of wich no leading copies exists. Binding to bradel half percaline sand, smooth back with a gold floral pattern, golden double thread tail piece as black sheepskin with scratches, small pits on the back, flat marbled paper wrappers preserved and bound in (a small lack in the first flat foot, foot gaps in the second board). Rare and valuable autograph signed Victor Hugo "... with affectionate respects the author ..." Eugene Spuller, a close friend and collaborator of Gambetta, Victor Hugo is his political ascent when it chooses "to be his deputy Senate elections the Seine. " (Eugène Spuller (1835-1896) route of a Republican by Nathalie Bayon). Member of the Seine, a year later, he had a brilliant political career with Gambetta and was appointed Minister three times during the Third Republic. Victor Hugo quote several times in Things Seen. A handwritten correction author page 96. A few minor foxing. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline sable, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, double filet doré en queue, pièce de titre de basane noire comportant des éraflures, petites piqûres sur le dos, plats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées (un infime manque en pied du premier plat, manques en pied du deuxième plat). Rare et précieux envoi autographe signé à Victor Hugo "... avec les affectueux respects de l'auteur..." Eugène Spuller, proche ami et collaborateur de Léon Gambetta, doit à Victor Hugo son ascension politique lorsque celui-ci le choisit "pour être son suppléant aux élections sénatoriales de la Seine". (Eugène Spuller (1835-1896): itinéraire d'un républicain par Nathalie Bayon). Député de la Seine, un an plus tard, il eut une brillante carrière politique auprès de Léon Gambetta et fut nommé trois fois ministre durant la IIIe République. Victor Hugo le cite à plusieurs reprises dans Choses Vues. Une correction manuscrite de l'auteur page 96. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité.

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        Germinie Lacerteux ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1876. Fine. Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1876, 9x16 cm, relié. - New edition. Binding to bradel half percaline hazelnut, smooth back with a gold finial, date tail piece as black shagreen, boards, and guards contreplats handmade paper, red head, contemporary binding. Precious autograph dedication of the author Edmond de Goncourt to "his friend" Théodore de Banville on the half-title page. Armorial bookplate of Theodore de Banville, engraved by Emile Royer, pasted on the inside cover first. Quite complete its frontispiece (mass grave in Montmartre, JG, 1863). Slight rubbing on the caps, a discreet power at the crease autograph dedication of the author the half-title page, copy free of freckles. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline noisette, dos lisse orné d'un fleuron doré, date en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin noir, plats, contreplats et gardes de papier à la cuve, tête rouge, reliure de l'époque. Précieux envoi d'Edmond de Goncourt à "son ami" Théodore de Banville sur la page de faux-titre. Ex-libris armorié de Théodore de Banville, gravé par Emile Royer, encollé sur le premier contreplat. Exemplaire bien complet de son frontispice (fosse commune à Montmartre, par J.G., 1863). Légers frottements sur les coiffes, une discrète pliure courant au niveau de l'envoi sur la page de faux-titre, exemplaire exempt de rousseur.

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        Le Journal illustré treizième année complète (1876) du n°1 du 2 janvier 1 EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Le Journal illustré, 1876. Fine. Le Journal illustré, Paris 1876, 28,5x38cm, relié. - Originale.binding Edition full cream carton, flat spine decorated with jewels stamped cold drawn significant plaque engraved by Delannoy and red representing a pediment framing a bull's-eye on the front cover and stamped architectural element in red ornament and central dual mesh frame designed by Delannoy on the second flat, binding of éditeur.Bel Journal exemplaire.Le shown is a French weekly newspaper established in February 1864. It is modeled on the Penny Illustrated Paper released in 1861 in England. It is illustrated with large woodcuts and magazine covers topics in eight pages in size 27 x 37.5 cm. A few years later, he is integrated into the group's press Petit Journal.Conçu to compete L'Illustration that is sold 75 cents, The Journal shown is sold 10 cents. He disappeared in 1899 when the supplement Illustrated Diary, illustrated in color, in the same group and sold since 1890, supplanta.Nombreuses collaborations, including Aristide Roger Charles Darcours, Sarcey ... compositions and drawings Meyer Claverie, Pellissier among others. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en plein cartonnage crème, dos lisse orné de fleurons estampés à froid, importante plaque dessinée par Delannoy et gravée en rouge, représentant un fronton encadrant un oeil de boeuf sur le premier plat et élément architectural estampé en rouge en ornement central et double filet en encadrement dessiné par Delannoy sur le deuxième plat, reliure de l'éditeur. Bel exemplaire. Le Journal illustré est un journal hebdomadaire français créé en février 1864. Il est conçu sur le modèle du Penny Illustrated Paper sorti en 1861 en Angleterre. Il est illustré de grandes gravures sur bois et traite de sujets magazine en huit pages au format 27 x 37,5 cm. Quelques années plus tard, il est intégré au groupe de presse du Petit Journal. Conçu pour concurrencer L'Illustration qui est vendu 75 centimes, Le Journal illustré est vendu 10 centimes. Il disparut en 1899 quand le supplément illustré du Petit journal, illustré en couleur, appartenant au même groupe et vendu depuis 1890, le supplanta. Nombreuses collaborations, dont Aristide Roger, Charles Darcours, Francisque Sarcey,... Compositions et dessins de Meyer, Claverie, Pellissier entre autres.

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        New Lands Within the Arctic Circle. Narrative of the Discoveries of the Austrian Ship 'Tegetthoff' in the Years 1872-1874. Two volumes bound in one

      London: Macmillan and Co. 1876. Two volumes bound in one. xxxi, 335; xiv, 303 pp. Blue full morocco with decorative gilt to boards and gilt panels to spine. All edges gilt. Prize binding with school name to front board. Spine uniformly faded but gilt still bright. Slight wear to extremities. Scattered foxing. Bookplate to front pastedown. With colour frontis, maps and numerous illustrations. A handsome VG copy. . Very Good. Full Morocco - Prize Binding. First Edition. 1876. 8vo..

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        Le XVIIIème siècle EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Dentu, 1876. Fine. Dentu, Paris 1876, 12x19cm, 3 volumes reliés. - Tenth edition partly original as revised and expanded. Binders half navy morocco corners, back with five nerves set with ornate golden dotted with golden double boxes richly embellished with decorative golden frames gilt on marbled paper boards, some corners lightly bumped, guards and contreplats paper the tank cover and spine preserved, bookplate of Victor Hugo glued to the backs of the first flat binding, binders then signed E. Babouot. Precious autograph signed by the author Victor Hugo, "the master of masters / my dear Victor Hugo / Arsène Houssaye," on a sheet connected head of the first volume. The page where the transmission has a small angular lack Some minor foxing mainly affecting the guards. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Dixième édition en partie originale car revue et augmentée. Reliures en demi maroquin marine à coins, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés ornés de doubles caissons dorés richement agrémentés de motifs décoratifs dorés, encadrements de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, certains coins légèrement émoussés, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, ex-libris de Victor Hugo encollés aux versos des premiers plats de reliure, reliures de l'époque signée de E. Babouot. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Arsène Houssaye à Victor Hugo, " au maître des maîtres / à mon cher Victor Hugo / Arsène Houssaye", sur un feuillet relié en tête du premier volume. La page où figure l'envoi comporte un petit manque angulaire, quelques petites rousseurs affectant essentiellement les gardes.

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        Musée entomologique illustré Histoire naturelle iconographique des insecte EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: J. Rothschild, 1876. Fine. J. Rothschild, Paris 1876-1878, 22x28cm, 3 volumes reliés. - first editions, second edition mentioned in the second volume dedicated to butterflies. Binders half red shagreen, back with four nerves decorated with gilded finials, name of the editor stamped the foot in gold, double frame cold nets on the boards percaline, binders of the publisher. Rare complete set of this fine publication totaling over 1,000 labels in-text and full 122 inset plates engraved on wood contained countless copys, most enhanced and protected serpentes: 48, 50 (49 enhanced, 1 sepia placed frontispiece and included in the pagination) and 24 (partially enhanced and erased). T. III concerns especially the Orthoptera, Neuroptera, Hymenoptera etc. and is insects in their natural environment. Very nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Editions originales, mention de deuxième édition pour le second volume consacré aux papillons. Reliures en demi chagrin rouge, dos à quatre nerfs ornés de fleurons dorés, nom de l'éditeur estampé à l'or en pied, double encadrement de filets à froid sur les plats de percaline, reliures de l'éditeur. Rare série complète de cette belle publication, totalisant plus de 1000 vignettes in-texte et complet des 122 planches hors texte gravées sur bois figurant d'innombrables spécimens, pour la plupart rehaussées et protégées de serpentes : 48 , 50 (49 rehaussées, 1 en sépia placée en frontispice et comprise dans la pagination) et 24 (partiellement rehaussées et gommées). Le t. III concerne plus spécialement les orthoptères, névroptères, hyménoptères etc. et figure les insectes dans leur milieu naturel. Très bel exemplaire.

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        India and Its Native Princes: Travels in Central India and in the Presidencies of Bombay and Bengal

      Scribner, Armstrong, & Co., 1876. Hardcover bound in full burgundy leather with heavy gilt decoration on the front and spine, all edges gilt, 317 illustrations and 6 maps, 579 pages. A vocabulary list follows the text. Edition not stated but is probably the first. Large format edition. This book has been re-cased - meaning that it was coming out of the binding but has been re-secured in the original cover with new end papers, repairs were made at the heel of the spine as well as a small spot about 3 inches above the heel, small holes are worn through the leather at the tips of the corners, spine is a bit darker than the panels, front panel is a bit darker on the top half, the first few pages including the frontis and title pages have light wear along the edges with a little creasing. This book is in remarkably good shape. Images available. USPS tracking used on all domestic shipments. This book weighs nearly 12 pounds and will need additional postage for Priority or International shipment. Insurance will be provided at our expense.. No Edition Stated. Full-Leather. Good/No Dust Jacket.

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        The Hunting of The Snark

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1876. An agony in eight fits. Octavo. Original buff cloth boards, titles to spine in black, illustration to front and rear boards blocked in black, black coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Frontispiece with tissue guard and 8 illustrations by Henry Holiday. Contemporary ownership signature to the half-title. Spine slightly rolled, spine and board edges lightly toned, tips lightly bumped and a little worn. An exceptional copy. First edition, first impression.

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        THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK an Agony, in Eight Fits

      Macmillan & Co, London 1876 - 12mo. later printing (eighteenth thousand), frontispiece, 83,pp., (1)pp. ad, with nine illustrations by Henry Holiday, bound in the scarce red coth, central gilt vignette to both boards within three gilt circles, boards triple ruled in gilt, spine and all edges gilt, black coated endpapers. small nick to spine, some overall finger soiling and minor spots of rubbing, contemporary owner's gift inscription, occasional spots of foxing or soiling. Roger Green's revised and updated bibliography states that Carroll had ordered copies bound in various colors, including red but with the cloth done in a pictorial gilt using the same design as the original black and gray trade edition. There is no mention of this particular binding which is much in the style of the original "Alice in Wonderland". A very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        British Journal Of Photography, Mdccclxxvi The Published Weekly Vol. Xxiii

      Henry Greenwood, London 1876 - Worn Boards, Top Front Spine Fold One Inch Split, Two Inch Blemish Middle Front Cover, Edge Worn, Loose From Front Hinge. Interior : Foxing Mainly First/Last Pages, Otherwise Text - Clean, Free From Any Notations. Small Black And White Illustrations. 624 Pages. Heavy Volume [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Illustrations of the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians. With Letters and Notes Written during Eight Years of Travel and Adventure Among the Wildest and Most Remakable Tribes now Existing. In Two Volumes, with Three Hundred and Sixty Coloured Engravings from the Author's Original Paintings.

      London: Chatto and Windus 1876 - FIRST EDITION with printed colour plates. 2 volumes., Quarto. Pp.viii, 264; viii, 266. Illustrated with 180 color plates containing 360 images plus folding map, with the occasional and typical mis-numbering of plates. Half blue morocco, gilt, with cloth sides and marbled endpapers, t.e.g. Elegantly bound in the early twentieth century by Bayntun of Bath. Internally very clean. Frontispiece of volume one is inserted close to the margin. generally fine, in fine binding. Bookplate to pastedown of Samuel Strong Spalding of Buffalo, NY (born 1849) or possibly Samuel Strong Jnr (born 1884), both decendents of the Spaulding family, veterans of the Battle of Bunker Hill, and named on the commemorative cenotaph. This edition is generally considered to be the most handsome 19th century printing of Catlin's study. George Catlin (1796-1872), spent many years among the Indians in North and South America. He lived with them, acquired their languages, and studied very thoroughly their habits, customs and mode of life, making copious notes and many studies for paintings. He was the first astute and sympathetic artist to observe and accurately portray Native Americans. Howes C241; Sabin 11536 (1841 edition). Listed in National Geographic's 100 Greatest Adventure books [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK

      1876. An Agony, in Eight Fits. With Nine Illustrations by Henry Holiday. London: Macmillan and Co., 1876. Original buff cloth pictorially decorated in black, all page edges gilt. First Edition of this poetical nonsense tale, both funny and subtle, that "describes with infinite humour the impossible voyage of an improbable crew to find an inconceivable creature" [WM&G]. The crew consists of a Bellman, a Bonnet-Maker, a Barrister, a Broker, a Billiard-Maker, a Banker, a Butcher, a Baker, a Beaver and (the only one not illustrated) "a Boots." In his dedicatory verse to Gertrude Chataway, Carroll hid the child's name twice.~This is a near-fine copy: the light buff cloth has only the slightest of soil, and there is only very minor wear at the tips; the original endpapers are not cracked at all. In short, a desirable copy. Williams Madan & Green 115.

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        Der deutsch-französische Krieg, 1870-71, und das Generalstabswerk enthält Heft 1 bis 5

      Berlin, J. Levit, 1876.. 1. Auflage, Heft Nr.1 in zweiter Auflage 522 S. mit Karten OLeinen, mit Goldprägung, Frakturschrift. genaues Ausgabejahr nicht bekannt, da Heft 1 hier in zweiter Auflage. Die anderen Hefte in 1. Auflage, .....................Einband vorwiegend sauber, etwas berieben, an Ecken gering bestoßen, äußere Rückenkante teilweise etwas angerissen, Buchbindung fest und kompakt, Seiten vorwiegend hell und sauber, eine Karte mit fachgerecht hinterlegter Fehlstelle, ohne Text- oder Abbildungsverlust, Buchbindung fest und kompakt, ...... I.HEFT: Weißenburg, Wörth- Spicheren mit einer Karte; II. HEFT: Von der saar bis zur Mosel, Colobey- Rouilly und Mars la Tour mit einer Übersichtskarte; III. HEFT: Die Entscheidung an der Mosel, Fravelotte- St.Brivat;mit einer Übersichtskarte, IV. HEFT: Von der Mosel bis über die Maas, Braumont- Sedan; mit einer Übersichtskarte; V.HEFT: Die Ereignisse bei Metz, Straßburg und an den deutschen Städten, mit einer Übersichtskarte,

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        Monumentos arquitectónicos de España

      Imprenta de Fortanet y Calcografía Nacional, 1876, Unbound, Book Condition: Good Minus, Presumed First EditionSize: Atlas Folio - over 23" - 25" tall, This is a grouping of 16 orphan plates from the landmark series on Spanish architecture, "Monumentos arquitectónicos de España," published by the Imprenta de Fortanet y Calcografía Nacional, Madrid, and issued in 89 installments between 1876 [?] and 1886. The complete set is said to have contained 280 lithographed and engraved plates, including 58 chromolithographs, 12 tinted lithographs and numerous monochrome engraved plates, and included text in Spanish and French, in parallel columns, and with decorated chromolithographed initials. Note that there are NO text sheets in this grouping of 16 plates. The unbound title sheet reads "Monasterio de Fres del Val," with authorship attributed to Manuel de Assas, yet none of the plates corresponds to the title piece. Of the various Spanish provinces, six of the plates are from Madrid, four are from Toledo Province, two are from Badajoz Province, and one each is from Oviedo, Burgos, Granada and Valencia. The plates measure approximately 29.5" wide x 23.75" high. (75 x 60 cm.) The paper on which the engravings are pulled appears to be mould-made cream stock. Condition of the sheets ranges from Very Good Plus to Poor. Some plates with tears and/or loss at the edges, with varying degrees of foxing and soiling. Other plates almost free of demerits. At least four of the plates are suitable for framing in their existing state. 15 of the plates are in landscape orientation. As to the top margin of each sheet, a circular blindstamp with coat of arms and bearing the words, "Publicación de Monumentos arquitectónicos de España." Most prints in B&W, with at least one in sepia-tone. Among the buildings or architectural details depicted are: 1) Detalles de la fachada del norte, en el Real Alcázar, Toledo; 2) Planta de la iglesia y claustro procesional de San Juan de los Reyes, Toledo; 3) Palacio de los Ayalas, Toledo; 4) Corte longitudinal del claustro de S. Juan de los Reyes, Toledo; 5) Planta y ventana de la Sala de Justicia en los Reales Alcázares de la Alhambra, Granada; 6) Miembros arquitectónicos del baptisterio y del atrio metropolitan[o], Mérida; 7) Miembros arquitectónicos y fragmentos decorativos del atrio metropolitano, Mérida; 8) Sepulcro del arzobispo de Toledo, D. Alfonso Carrillo de Acuña, Alcalá de Henares; 9) Pinturas del exterior del tríptico-relicario de piedra, en Aragon, Real Academia de la Historia; 10) Portada y escalera del Hospital de la Latina, Madrid; 11) Sección longitudinal de la capilla de Sn. Ildefonso en la Universidad Complutense, Alcalá de Henares; 12) Detalles del sepulcro del cardinal Don Fray Francisco Ximenez de Cisneros, Alcalá de Henares; 13) Sepulcro del cardinal D. Fr. Francisco Ximenez de Cisneros, Alcalá de Henares; 14) Arca de las santas reliquias de la cámara santa, Oviedo; 15) Detalles de la silleria, y silla del preste oficiante en la cartuja de miraflores, Burgos; 16) Puerta llamada de Lérida en la cathedral, Valencia. Very scarce in any condition; only one complete set is known to be on the market and even orpahn lithographs are hard to find. La colección "Monumentos arquitectónicos de España" pretendía acabar conformando una completa historia de la arquitectura española ordenada en monografías, las cuales no empezaron a publicarse hasta 1876. Publícase á expensas del Estado, bajo la inspección del la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. Editor: El excmo. Señor Don José Gil Dorregaray.

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        Monumentos arquitectónicos de España

      Madrid, España: Imprenta de Fortanet y Calcografía Nacional, 1876. This is a grouping of 16 orphan plates from the landmark series on Spanish architecture, "Monumentos arquitectónicos de España," published by the Imprenta de Fortanet y Calcografía Nacional, Madrid, and issued in 89 installments between 1876 [?] and 1886. The complete set is said to have contained 280 lithographed and engraved plates, including 58 chromolithographs, 12 tinted lithographs and numerous monochrome engraved plates, and included text in Spanish and French, in parallel columns, and with decorated chromolithographed initials. Note that there are NO text sheets in this grouping of 16 plates. The unbound title sheet reads "Monasterio de Fres del Val," with authorship attributed to Manuel de Assas, yet none of the plates corresponds to the title piece. Of the various Spanish provinces, six of the plates are from Madrid, four are from Toledo Province, two are from Badajoz Province, and one each is from Oviedo, Burgos, Granada and Valencia. The plates measure approximately 29.5" wide x 23.75" high. (75 x 60 cm.) The paper on which the engravings are pulled appears to be mould-made cream stock. Condition of the sheets ranges from Very Good Plus to Poor. Some plates with tears and/or loss at the edges, with varying degrees of foxing and soiling. Other plates almost free of demerits. At least four of the plates are suitable for framing in their existing state. 15 of the plates are in landscape orientation. As to the top margin of each sheet, a circular blindstamp with coat of arms and bearing the words, "Publicación de Monumentos arquitectónicos de España." Most prints in B&W, with at least one in sepia-tone. Among the buildings or architectural details depicted are: 1) Detalles de la fachada del norte, en el Real Alcázar, Toledo; 2) Planta de la iglesia y claustro procesional de San Juan de los Reyes, Toledo; 3) Palacio de los Ayalas, Toledo; 4) Corte longitudinal del claustro de S. Juan de los Reyes, Toledo; 5) Planta y ventana de la Sala de Justicia en los Reales Alcázares de la Alhambra, Granada; 6) Miembros arquitectónicos del baptisterio y del atrio metropolitan[o], Mérida; 7) Miembros arquitectónicos y fragmentos decorativos del atrio metropolitano, Mérida; 8) Sepulcro del arzobispo de Toledo, D. Alfonso Carrillo de Acuña, Alcalá de Henares; 9) Pinturas del exterior del tríptico-relicario de piedra, en Aragon, Real Academia de la Historia; 10) Portada y escalera del Hospital de la Latina, Madrid; 11) Sección longitudinal de la capilla de Sn. Ildefonso en la Universidad Complutense, Alcalá de Henares; 12) Detalles del sepulcro del cardinal Don Fray Francisco Ximenez de Cisneros, Alcalá de Henares; 13) Sepulcro del cardinal D. Fr. Francisco Ximenez de Cisneros, Alcalá de Henares; 14) Arca de las santas reliquias de la cámara santa, Oviedo; 15) Detalles de la silleria, y silla del preste oficiante en la cartuja de miraflores, Burgos; 16) Puerta llamada de Lérida en la cathedral, Valencia. Very scarce in any condition; only one complete set is known to be on the market and even orpahn lithographs are hard to find. La colección "Monumentos arquitectónicos de España" pretendía acabar conformando una completa historia de la arquitectura española ordenada en monografías, las cuales no empezaron a publicarse hasta 1876. Publícase á expensas del Estado, bajo la inspección del la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. Editor: El excmo. Señor Don José Gil Dorregaray.. Presumed First Edition. Unbound. Good Minus. Atlas Folio - over 23" - 25" tall.

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        Monumentos arquitectónicos de España

      Madrid, España: Imprenta de Fortanet y Calcografía Nacional, 1876. This is a grouping of 16 orphan plates from the landmark series on Spanish architecture, "Monumentos arquitectónicos de España," published by the Imprenta de Fortanet y Calcografía Nacional, Madrid, and issued in 89 installments between 1876 [?] and 1886. The complete set is said to have contained 280 lithographed and engraved plates, including 58 chromolithographs, 12 tinted lithographs and numerous monochrome engraved plates, and included text in Spanish and French, in parallel columns, and with decorated chromolithographed initials. Note that there are NO text sheets in this grouping of 16 plates. The unbound title sheet reads "Monasterio de Fres del Val," with authorship attributed to Manuel de Assas, yet none of the plates corresponds to the title piece. Of the various Spanish provinces, six of the plates are from Madrid, four are from Toledo Province, two are from Badajoz Province, and one each is from Oviedo, Burgos, Granada and Valencia. The plates measure approximately 29.5" wide x 23.75" high. (75 x 60 cm.) The paper on which the engravings are pulled appears to be mould-made cream stock. Condition of the sheets ranges from Very Good Plus to Poor. Some plates with tears and/or loss at the edges, with varying degrees of foxing and soiling. Other plates almost free of demerits. At least four of the plates are suitable for framing in their existing state. 15 of the plates are in landscape orientation. As to the top margin of each sheet, a circular blindstamp with coat of arms and bearing the words, "Publicación de Monumentos arquitectónicos de España." Most prints in B&W, with at least one in sepia-tone. Among the buildings or architectural details depicted are: 1) Detalles de la fachada del norte, en el Real Alcázar, Toledo; 2) Planta de la iglesia y claustro procesional de San Juan de los Reyes, Toledo; 3) Palacio de los Ayalas, Toledo; 4) Corte longitudinal del claustro de S. Juan de los Reyes, Toledo; 5) Planta y ventana de la Sala de Justicia en los Reales Alcázares de la Alhambra, Granada; 6) Miembros arquitectónicos del baptisterio y del atrio metropolitan[o], Mérida; 7) Miembros arquitectónicos y fragmentos decorativos del atrio metropolitano, Mérida; 8) Sepulcro del arzobispo de Toledo, D. Alfonso Carrillo de Acuña, Alcalá de Henares; 9) Pinturas del exterior del tríptico-relicario de piedra, en Aragon, Real Academia de la Historia; 10) Portada y escalera del Hospital de la Latina, Madrid; 11) Sección longitudinal de la capilla de Sn. Ildefonso en la Universidad Complutense, Alcalá de Henares; 12) Detalles del sepulcro del cardinal Don Fray Francisco Ximenez de Cisneros, Alcalá de Henares; 13) Sepulcro del cardinal D. Fr. Francisco Ximenez de Cisneros, Alcalá de Henares; 14) Arca de las santas reliquias de la cámara santa, Oviedo; 15) Detalles de la silleria, y silla del preste oficiante en la cartuja de miraflores, Burgos; 16) Puerta llamada de Lérida en la cathedral, Valencia. Very scarce in any condition; only one complete set is known to be on the market and even orpahn lithographs are hard to find. La colección "Monumentos arquitectónicos de España" pretendía acabar conformando una completa historia de la arquitectura española ordenada en monografías, las cuales no empezaron a publicarse hasta 1876. Publícase á expensas del Estado, bajo la inspección del la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. Editor: El excmo. Señor Don José Gil Dorregaray.. Presumed First Edition. Unbound. Good Minus. Atlas Folio - over 23" - 25" tall.

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        La république des Lettres Revue hebdomadaire - Premier volume de la deuxièm EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Richard Lesclide, 1876. Fine. Richard Lesclide, Paris 1876, 24,5x16cm, 22 fascicules reliés en un volume.. - First Edition. Bound in half brown shagreen, spine 5 nerves rubbed, caps rubbed, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper. The Dram appeared serially in the Republic of Letters from April 1876 to January 1877.Nombreuses collaborations JK Huysmans, José Maria de Heredia, Catullus Mendes, Anatole France, Théodore de Banville, Edgar Allan Poe, Prouvaire, Francois Coppe, Albert Glatigny Leon Dierx, Leconte de Lisle, Victor Hugo, Leo Cladel Jean Richepin Stephane Mallarme, Maurice Rollinat Richard Wagner, Maurice Bouchor, Villiers de Lisle Adam etc ... Emile Zola The stunner, in large part in our complete copy, was published in installments in the Republic of Letters from April 1876 to January 1877.Exemplaire quasi-free foxing. Very rare magazine gathering the largest feathers of Parnassus. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin brun, dos à 5 nerfs frottés, coiffes frottées, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve. L'Assommoir paraît en feuilletons dans la République des Lettres d'avril 1876 à janvier 1877. Nombreuses collaborations de J.-K. Huysmans, José Maria de Heredia, Catulle Mendès, Anatole France, Théodore de Banville, Edgard Poe, Jean Prouvaire, François Coppée, Albert Glatigny, Léon Dierx, Leconte de Lisle, Victor Hugo, Léon Cladel, Jean Richepin, Stéphane Mallarmé, Maurice Rollinat, Richard Wagner, Maurice Bouchor, Villiers de Lisle Adam etc... Emile Zola avec L'assommoir, en grande partie complet dans notre exemplaire, paraît en feuilletons dans la République des Lettres d'avril 1876 à janvier 1877. Exemplaire quasi exempt de rousseurs. Très rare revue regroupant les plus grandes plumes du parnasse.

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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

      privately printed, circa, Glasgow 1876 - Octavo, photographic portrait frontispiece; with eight lithographic plates, four folding maps and a single engraved map integral to the pagination; original blue cloth with spare gilt ornament; a bit shaken, some maps creased, cloth rubbed, a good copy overall. Uncommon - the only public account of an important expedition to Arnhem Land in what is now the Northern Territory. The book features a mounted photographic portrait frontispiece of Napier himself, and has been inscribed and signed by the editor James R. Napier (the cousin of Francis Napier).In 1867 Francis Napier joined the South Australian Government expedition under Captain Francis Cadell to the north coast of the state (now the Northern Territory) searching for suitable sites for settlement. Cadell had a long and swashbuckling career in exploration and trading: he had earlier won the South Australian prize for successfully navigating the Murray in a steam-powered vessel, had been involved in the Maori Wars, and in the 1870s was a whaler and trader in Fiji and neighbouring islands. 'Early in 1867 he was appointed by the South Australian government to lead an expedition to the Northern Territory to choose a site for the capital and an area for agricultural settlement. He examined the Liverpool River, went up the Roper River in a small steamer and visited Port Darwin, Anson Bay and the Victoria River. He spent most of the year in thorough investigation, but the instructions on which he acted were misdirected'(ADB). His own report, published in the South Australian Parliamentary Papers for 1867, was openly criticised at the time.As a result, Napier's "Notes" were the only public account of the expedition and are an important document of the early contact and charting of the region. It was compiled from Napier's journal by his family and privately printed in Glasgow following his death in 1875. The plates, drawn with lithographic crayon, were done by one of Napier's brother, and are signed "JMN" Ferguson, 13058. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Manual of Cinchona Cultivation in India

      Calcutta: Office of the Superintendant of Government Printing, 1876. First. Plate. [ii], 80, 2, [2]pp. 1 vols. Folio. Original printed boards, slightly soiled, corners rubbed, preliminaries spotted. First. Plate. [ii], 80, 2, [2]pp. 1 vols. Folio. King's important work on the manufacture of quinine has become increasingly scarce.Quinine alkaloids and bark had become the standard treatment for malaria as early as 1825. However, methods of cultivation took were ruinous to the plants themselves and within 30 years demand for the bark (which only increased) was unable to be met. Forced to look abroad, cinchona plants - native to South America - were evenutally successfully cultivated in Travancore and Sikkim. As superindentant of the Royal Botanical Garden at Calcutta George King played a pivotal role in this andhad "urged his superiors that cinchonas benefits should be extended to reach all the population... By 1876 he organized the production of cheap febrifuge in Sikkim, out of crude extracts of cinchona, and its distribution through the Royal Mail's post offices in India in 5-pice packets (about one English farthing)" (Drayton). In 1887, he inaugurated "an economic method of separating quinine, and established in 1893 a self-supporting method of distributing the drug at a low price" (ODNB). Drayton, Richard Harry; Nature's Government: Science, Imperial Britain, and the Improvement of the world (2000), p.231

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        qu’il est difficile de se poser à soi même quand on dessine

      - JACOB Max (Quimper 1876 – camp de Drancy 1944), écrivain et peintre français Lettre autographe signée de ses initiales à l’éditeur Pierre Aelberts. Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire Loiret 1er octobre 1926 ; 3 pages in-8°. Max Jacob n’a pas répondu à ses lettres car il était en vacances « mes voyages sont des paraphes très inattendus ». Maintenant qu’il est rentré « mon premier geste est de vous faire les plaisirs que vous me demandez : j’ai dédicacé les trois exemplaires, le « livre de l’aimé » aussi. ( ) Je vois encore le portrait qui m’avait coûté tant de mal car je lui voulais une pose qui m’est familière et qu’il est difficile de se poser à soi même quand on dessine. J’ai remplacé la signature autographe hélas ! Je n’ai pas plus que vous l’exemplaire de mes livres sur grand papier. Je suis même loin d’avoir tous mes livres ! J’ai recopié la page de manuscrit et je pense que vous êtes content de moi. ». Il lui envoie ses livres : « J’ai l’habitude des paquets car je suis loin de mes marchands de tableaux et j’en fais beaucoup que j’expédie par la poste ». Cependant il ne souhaite pas que l’album paraisse car il a « fait de très grands progrès cette année et je désavoue la manière qui m’inspira ce premier album. Celui que je fais en ce moment est très supérieur et je voudrais que le grand public ne connaisse pas l’autre ». Il lui rappelle en post-scriptum : « Aussitôt que vous pourrez m’envoyer les 1400 fr je serais acte de les recevoir car je compte passer une partie de l’hiver en Italie où la vie est plus chère qu’en France. N’y aurait il pas moyen de recevoir cet argent autrement qu’en chèque : il n’ya pas de banquier à St Benoît et c’est toute une affaire pour moi de toucher un chèque » [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Daniel Deronda

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1876. 4 volumes, octavo (175 x 119 mm). Contemporary red half calf, marbled sides, raised bands, titles and decorations to compartments gilt, marbled edges and endpapers. Extremities gently rubbed, minor wear to corners, spines darkened, slight foxing to prelims and endmatter. An excellent set. First edition in book form of George Eliot's Daniel Deronda, handsomely bound. With the erratum slips tipped in after the title page of Volume I and III and also without the contents leaves, which Sadleir presumed a first issue point. This set from the library of Horace Darwin, the son of Charles Darwin.

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        THE RECORD OF A COPPERHEAD. HOW DANIEL MARCY HELPED THE REBELS! HIS BASE BETRAYAL OF THE STATE! [caption title]

      [New Hampshire. 1876].. Broadside, 24 x 18 3/4 inches. Lightly creased, else very good. Archivally matted. Daniel Marcy (1809-93) was a New Hampshire sea captain and Congressman, first elected in 1863. He ran for governor in 1874, and this broadside attacks both his voting record and his integrity, accusing him of Confederate sympathies during the Civil War, a ploy known as "waving the bloody shirt," in effect accusing the opponent of murdering the sons of voters. The large broadside, which reads at the bottom, "Post this up in a conspicuous place," details Marcy's votes in Congress, which include tabling a resolution to abolish slavery; voting against punishing guerillas; voting against the appeal of the Fugitive Slave Law, and later against amending the Constitution to abolish slavery. It also includes the text of the only speech he made in Congress, which the author has labeled "Rebel Speech." Marcy was defeated by a narrow margin in the election, losing to the Republican, Person C. Cheney. A rare and interesting piece. OCLC records only one similar item at the New Hampshire Historical Society.

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        Bibliotheca Historica Italica cura et studio Societatis Longobardicae historiae studiis promovendis. Volumen primus [ - quartus].

      edente Caj. Brigola Bibliopola 1876 4 volumi in - 4 (cm. 31), elegante legatura successiva in m. pergamena e angoli con titolo in oro ai dorsi e piatti marmorizzati (esclusi i piatti del terzo tomo), conservata la brossura originale. Carta in ottimo stato e fresca, solo pochissime sporadiche fioriture. Edizione originale di opera importante e non comune. Aprono il primo tomo alcune cronache inedite: l'Historia rerum in Insubribus gestarum sub Gallorum dominio e i due libri di Effemeridi scritti da Scipione Vegio; i quattro libri Rerum gestarum di Gaudenzio Merula; i Commentarii De Bello Gallico di Johannis Baptistae Speciani e la Cronaca di Cremona, di anonimo scrittore. Il secondo tomo contiene la prima parte del Codice Diplomatico di Lodi a cura di Cesare Vignati; il terzo comprende la seconda parte e il quarto il seguito di quest'ultima; infine vi è un'appendice con gli Statuta Vetera Laudae preceduta da 1 tav. f.t.. Cfr. Hoepli 1403. Ottimo esemplare.

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        "French Creek Canyon, Black Hill, D.T.," a watercolor showing the sheer canyon walls, from top to bottom, with the boulder-strewn stream below amid stands of pine and hardwood. Black Hills, Dakota Territory, 1875 or 1876

      Original watercolor, 9 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches, title, as above, written below the image, inscribed on the verso (visible in the frame): "To Col. Charles Bird / Adjt. 23rd Infty. / With compliments of / J.E.H. Foster / Lt. 3d Cavalry / Feby 12th 1876." The watercolor itself was probably painted in July, 1875, or soon thereafter (given the absence of snow, it was almost certainly accomplished before the 1875-1876 winter set in, i.e., before the 12 February 1876 inscription), when Foster was engaged under Col. Richard I. Dodge in exploring and mapping French Creek. Foster (1848-1883) entered military service toward the end of the Civil War and earned his commission as a 2nd lieutenant in 1873 (for a short biographical sketch, see "Encyclopedia of Frontier Biography," vol. I, p. 511). Col. Charles Bird (1839- 1930), the recipient, served in the Civil War, receiving notices for gallant and meritorious service at Fredericksburg, Spottsylvania, and Petersburg, beginning the conflict as 2nd lieutenant and ending as a colonel and regimental commander. In 1876 he was in the West serving as Regimental Adjutant of the 23rd Infantry and he continued his long service in the army until 1902 when he retired as a brigadier general. Fine. Matted glazed and framed (some scuffing to the frame). (#6004) An attractive, on-the-spot rendering of a site central to the events leading up to Lt. Col. George A Custer's fatal 1876 expedition. Painted in the summer of 1875, by an officer with the 3rd Cavalry, a topographical surveyor and draughtsman and a competent watercolorist, who served in the Black Hills Expedition during the summer of 1875, under Col. Dodge. It was the discovery of gold at French Creek during Custer's Black Hills expedition in the summer of 1874, and its official confirmation during Dodge's expedition in 1875, that set the Sioux on a rampage that led to the Great Sioux War of 1876 and Custer's defeat at Little Big Horn. Today the portion of French Creek depicted here is part of the 2200 acre French Creek Natural Area. At the time of the painting it was the site of two Black Hills Expedition encampments, Custer City and Camp Harney. Col. Dodge and his men, including Lt. Foster as his topographical officer, left Camp Jenny, on Beaver Creek, on June 9th, 1875, and reached Harney Peak at French Creek on June 13th. Four days later Dodge sent a telegram to General Crook: "Harney's Peack, June 17. Gold has been found in paying quantities on French Creek. Custer's report is confirmed in every particular." Once released to the press, the news brought the arrival of more gold seekers, aggravating the situation with the Sioux. On July 10, 1875, a note from Foter informed Dodge that "signs of Indians were everywhere in the vicinity he was surveying ... on July 15 Dodge pronounced as more than acceptable another map, by Second Lieut. Foster, of a scout he had just completed ... building on the work of Bourke, he and his two subalterns were on course to produce a visualization of the Black Hills topography that he thought would equal in merit any simialr image extant" (Wayne Kin's "Col. Richard Irving Dodge: The Life and Times of a Career Army Officer," U. of Oklahoma Press, 2006, pp. 206-211). In December 1875 the Sioux were ordered to return to the confines of the reservation by the following January 31st; they chose to ignore the deadline and the Great Sioux War ensued. The presentation inscription on this watercolor is dated barely two weeks after the deadline and must have been made shortly before Foster departed camp with his unit to fight the Sioux. Foster's artistic talents were also employed during the 1876 campaign. On June 12, 1876, five days before the Battle of the Rosebud and a week before Little Big Horn, First Lt. John G. Bourke, also of the 3rd Cavalry, wrote: "Lieut. Foster, 3d Cavalry, has made a series of creditable, rough pencil sketches of points of interest along the route: it is his intention to send them to 'Harper' Weekly' for publication" ("Diaries of John Gregory Bourke," edited by Charles M. Robinson, 2003-2010, vol. I, p. 308). Foster fought heroically on the Rosebud: "Captain Henry's battalion was soon exposed to heavy enfilading fire that was only checked by a brilliant charge made by Lieutenant Foster ... at the head of his platoon" (Henry R. Lemly "Fighting the Indians," in "The Papers of the Order of Indian Wars," edited by J.M. Carrol, Old Army Press, 1975, pp. 13- 18). We have been unable to trace any of Foster's sketches in "Harper's Weekly," but his work is included in the collections at the Museum of Nebraska Art.

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        LETTERS AND SOCIAL AIMS

      1876. [a signed association copy] Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1876. Original terra-cotta cloth, beveled. First Edition, first printing (with the errors "inviolate" and "choices"on p. 308 -- changed respectively in the second and in the third printings to "inviolable" and "choice"). This collection of eleven essays includes, in addition to "Social Aims," "Eloquence," "The Comic," "Greatness" and "Immortality." Though dated 1876, this first printing was effected on December 15, 1875, and it was first listed in the Publisher's Weekly issue of December 25th.~This was the last volume of essays published during Emerson's lifetime: in the late 1870s he "gradually slipped into a serene senility in which his mind finally became a calm blank" [OCAL], and he died in 1882.~This is a bright, near-fine copy, with just the slightest of rubbing at the extremities. Myerson A34.1.a. Housed in a full morocco slipcase with morocco-and-silk chemise.~THIS IS AN ASSOCIATION COPY, SIGNED BY EMERSON: the front flyleaf bears the ownership inscription "Jeanie M. LeBrun | Decr 25 / 75.", and below it, in Emerson's hand, "R Waldo Emerson | 6 January, 1876." Jean Munro[e?] LeBrun was a Concord neighbor of the Emersons (as well as the Thoreaus and the Alcotts and the Hawthornes); her signature dated on Christmas Day (just days after publication) may indicate that this book was a gift to her. It was less than two weeks later that her neighbor the author signed it for her -- possibly she took it over for him to sign, or possibly he happened to be at her house on a visit.~Jean LeBrun would later become best-known for a piece she wrote to the Boston Advertister in 1883 (later published in booklet form), in response to the 1882 first book-length biography of Henry David Thoreau (who had died in 1862) by Frank B. Sanborn, who likewise had been a Concord neighbor -- a schoolteacher who could count among his pupils the children of Emerson, of Hawthorne, and of the elder Henry James. (And who in 1861, in fact, had proposed to, and been spurned by, Emerson's daughter Edith -- after which the relationship between the Emerson and Sanborn families was always tenuous at best.) In his biography of Thoreau, Sanborn was particularly harsh on Thoreau's mother Cynthia (who had died in 1872): for example (as quoted in Jean LeBrun's response), Sanborn said "Thoreau's mother had this same incessant and rather malicious liveliness... She was a kindly, shrewd woman..., with sharp and sudden flashes of gossip and malice, which never quite amounted to ill-nature, but greatly provoked the grim and commonplace respectability that she so often came in contact with." Jean LeBrun, noting that both Thoreau and his mother were no longer alive to defend themselves, did so for them.

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        The New Forest Handbook : Historical and Descriptive. With a new map and itinerary. By C. J. Phillips, author of "A Popular Guide to Southampton," &c. Illustrated with original photographs by J. G. Short

      Lyndhurst: J. G. Short, 1876. (iv); (i)-ii; (7)-106 pages + advert leaf. All edges in gilt. Large folding frontispiece map with a slightly unsightly repair, 10 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS mounted. Slightly dusty occassional foxing. Ownership inscriptions on verso of the front endpaper. Original green highly decorative gilt cloth, rubbed at the corners. The first edition was published one year earlier, it did not have photographic illustrations. John Golden Short the photographer was also a dispensing chemist, and also was the publisher of this work. A used copy of this rare photographic guide book. First Edit. Hard Cover. Good. 4to ( 210 x 160 mm ). Book.

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        The Hand of Ethelberta. A Comedy in Chapters

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1876., 1876. First Edition. 2 volumes; 8vo. The novel was originally written, in serial form, for the Cornhill magazine, which was edited by Leslie Stephen, a friend and mentor of Hardy's. Handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf during the author's lifetime in green half crushed morocco with gilt titles and gilt raised bands to spines, gilt rule to green cloth boards, top edges gilt, marbled end papers. With 11 illustrations. Minor sunning to spines; light specks of foxing to first and last couple of leaves. Bookplate to paste downs. A fine copy. The events of the story concern Ethelberta's career as a famous poetess and storyteller as she struggles to support her family and conceal her secret—that her father is a butler. Beautiful, clever, and rational, she easily attracts four very persistent suitors but is reluctant to give her much-coveted hand.

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        TOKUGAWA CHISEKI NENKAN KIJI: ANNALS OF THE TOKUGAWA ADMIN- ISTRATION. TOKUGAWA YOSHINOBU THE 15TH SHOGUN ESCAPING TO HIS SHIP KANYOOMARU AFTER THE BATTLE OF TOBA-FUSHIMI, 1876. A TRYPTICH WOODBLOCK PRINT.

      A DRAMATIC NICE SCENE SHOWING THE SHOGUN IN WHITE CAP SEAS [Tokyo 1876, - Manya]. Tryptich prints, with grass cloth covervey good, clean, strong impression, excellent color, accord-ion folded, as issued, signed in block, clean, bright copy.THIS WORK HAS ELUDED ALL YOSHITOSHI REFERENCE BOOKS ! IT IS Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Illustrations of Dissections in a Series of Original Coloured Plates the Size of Life Representing the Dissection of the Body. Volume of Plates only

      Smith, Elder & Co, London 1876 - vi, 58 plates. 50 full page plates by Ford from dissections by Professor Ellis. Lithographs by Mintern Bros. Language: eng G : in good condition without dust jacket. Cover scuffed and edgeworn with splitting along spine. Tear to cover along rear lower edge. Occasional light foxing to endpapers. Dampstaining to upper right-hand section of plates [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Waidmanns Freud` im Wald und auf der Haid

      Darmstadt, Carl Köhler (1876).. Mit chromolith. Titel und 23 chromolith. Tafeln nach Aquarellen von C. F. Deiker. 48 nn. Bll. Goldgepr. OLwd. 27 x 35 cm. Schwerdt II, 36. - Mit dekorativen Tafeln nach Vorlagen des bekannten Tier- und Jagdmalers (vgl. Thieme-B. VIII,559). - Leicht bestoßen. Schönes Exemplar!

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        ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER / HIS LIFE AND HIS PHILOSOPHY

      Longmans, Green and Co, London 1876 - X, [2], 249, [3] pp. Original brown cloth with black title and decoration on front board, gilt title on spine. This variant binding with 2 horizontal lines on upper board and spine in gilt. Pages uncut, with portrait (Schopenhauer in steel-engraving) and protective paper bound in. Original black coated endpapers [rare and no longer available nowedays in sheets for restauration]. Some cloth missing at lower hinge [1 inch], however binding complete and strong. Some pages cut open a bit roughly at head of pp., no text missing however. Apart from being a good biography of Schopenhauer (most recent reprint in 2000), this first edition is important in the history of German intellectual life. Cosima Wagner notes on 4 February 1876 in her diary: Huebsches Buch von einer englischen Damen, Helen Zimmern, Biographie Schopenhauer's, mit grosser Verstaendnis gemacht. The copy sent to the Wagners resulted in an invitation to the Bayreuther Festspiele in July of the same year, where Zimmern met Nietzsche. Later (1886) Zimmern spent a few weeks in Sils Maria when Nietzsche was also there. Of the presentation copies of Jenseits she received 2. Her contact will have inspired her for the translation of Jenseits von Gut und Bose, published for the first time in 1907, and also included in the first English edition of the collected works a few years later at Foulis. An interesting copy in rare state. 4 in COPAC.

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