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        Old Times on the Mississippi. [together with]: A Literary Nightmare

      Belford Brothers, Toronto 1876 - First edition. Hard cover in original cloth. Published Toronto: Belford Brothers, 1876. 12mo., 5" x 7 1/4", 157pp. + 2 pp., publisher's ads. Brown decorative cloth with black designs and black and gilt titles. A few pages roughly opened, mild bump crease to corner of several sheets, else fine, clean, tight, attractive example. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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        Summer Days on the Hudson: The Story of a Pleasure Tour From Sandy Hook to the Saranac Lakes

      New York: Nelson & Phillips, 1876. hardcover. near fine. Illustrated with 109 wood cut engravings. Small 8vo, original pictorial green cloth beautifully bound and heavily gilt. New York: Nelson & Phillips, 1876. Near Fine. Early owners name on black fly-leaf.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Legislative Assembly New South Wales Votes and Proceedings Session 1875-6 (in Six volumes) with the Various Documents Connected Therewith. Volume I and Volume III

      Sydney: Thomas Richards (government printer), 1876. Two books, volumes 1 and 3. Marbled covers with leather spine extending 4cm into covers, surface wear. Volume 3 has water damage to bottom back cover and is missing approx 10cm by 3cm there, extending to a 9cm by 2cm chip in margins of last 100 pages (no loss of text). The spine also has a large chip at bottom. Both have small stickers attached to spine, labelled 289E and 289H . Age spotting to endpapers, interiors in very good condition (aside from chip/water damage mentioned for volume 3). Pages tight. Volume 3 in particular has extensive statistical information. Overweight, extra postage may be required outside Australia.. Half-Leather. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

      [Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd]
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        THE BARK COVERED HOUSE, or Back in the Woods Again; Being a Graphic and Thrilling Description of Real Pioneer Life in the Wilderness of Michigan.

      Privately Printed, Detroit, Michigan 1876 - 250 pages. Illustrated, both full page and in-text. Red cloth, gilt stamped; shows considerable darkening and staining; rebacked with new endpapers. A consistantly interesting account of pioneer life. A classic in its field. Howes N217. Good plus. (085) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Colorado Pioneer Books]
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        Études sur la Bière, ses Maladies, causes qui les provoquent procédé pour la rendre inaltérable, avec une Théorie nouvelle de la Fermentation

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1876 Book. Fine. Soft cover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (240x156 mm). xiii, 383 [1] pp. including half-title, 12 engraved plates, illustrations in text, uncut and largely unopened, original orange printed wrappers (very little tanned) in protective mylar foil, internally very fresh and unspotted. An extraordinarly well preserved and unsophisticated copy. Rare in this state. ---- <br><br> Sparrow 158; Garrison-Morton 2485; Heirs of Hippocrates 1018; Norman 1658; Cushing P-139; Duveen 461. Osler 1550. Thornton & Tully, p. 184. Waller 10966. - FIRST EDITION of Pasteur&#39;s important study of fermentation. Pasteur discovered that contaminated beer was caused by microorganisms in the air and not spontaneously generated as previously believed. He perfected a method of preparing pure yeast, acknowledging that a small quantity of oxygen was important for brewing..

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

      London: Chatto and Windus,, 1876. Octavo. Original red cloth with border and cover design blocked in black and lettering in gilt, cream coated endpapers. Housed in a burgundy quarter morocco solander box made by The Chelsea Bindery. Ownership inscription on front pastedown. Extremities a little rubbed, spine very slightly darkened, shelf-wear to bottom corners of front board, superficial cracking to rear inner hinge but otherwise intact, text block solid, a very good copy, fresh and unrestored, scarce thus. First edition, published on 9 June, thus preceding the first American edition that appeared in mid-December by some six months. Twain chose to have the book published first in London to ensure copyright and perhaps also because he was more highly esteemed in Britain than at home. Oxford conferred an honorary doctorate on Twain in 1907, three years before his death, an honour grander than any he ever received in America.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Indian Alps

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1876 And How We Crossed Them being a narrative of two years residence in the Eastern Himalaya and two months tour into the interior. In green cloth, with attractive gilt tooling and title, rounded edges, corners and edges a little bumped and worn. Spine has been relaid, keeping much of the old, title and tooling in gilt, a little worn. Internally, new endpapers. Internally, new endpapers, NO inscriptions, half title & frontis present, some offsetting to titlepage, interesting vignette to tp, (xiii), [3], 612 pp, 10 pl, 1 map, printed by Spottiswoode and Co, New Street Square and Parliament Street, London. A wonderful account of an early Lady explorer crossing the Himalayas. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        Bollettino del Club Alpino Italiano. Anno 1875. Vol. IX. n¡ 24

      Torino, 1876, 8vo br. originale, pp. 524. Tra gli altri lavori : Apelle Dei, &#39;Il Monte Amiata e le sue adiacenze&#39; con 4 inc. xil. un &#39;Ricordo botanico del Matese&#39; di A. Jatta con due tav. lit. rip. L&#39; "Ascensione del Rondinajo" di E. Whitting; il Monte Canino e la Valle di Resia" con due belle lit. a colori; num. altre inc. xil. anche a piena pag. e due belle tav. lit. a colori (Il Gran Paradiso, versante di Cogne e versante Valle dell&#39;Orco, dis. di Rimini ripreso da Baretti); "Panorama del Monte Viso" lit. a col. rip. &#39;Veduta di Cogne&#39;, xilografica

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già' Naturalistica snc]
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        A Quaint Treatise on "Flees, and the Art of Artyfichall Flee Making"

      London: John B. Alden 1876, 1st printing, Second issue. () [i-ix],x-xiii,1-91pp. Very good. Large quarto. Original publisher&#39;s green cloth with elaborate gilt and black piscatorial design and titles to front board. Gilt designs (a fish, 2 mayflies, and a lily pad) and titles to spine. Discrete professional restoration to spine and corners. Some foxing throughout. A.e.g. Page rippled where photograph of Aldam is mounted. Two lithographed plates. Complete with all flies and tying materials present on 6 leaves (22 sunken mounts). Flies and tying materials fresh and unblemished. Second issue but with uncommon, variant cabinet photograph of Aldam (with hand on head and book resting vertically) affixed to recto of dedication leaf. This page is signed by Aldam "Yours Faithfully, W.H. Aldam." Westwood & Satchell 3. A very good copy of the first fishing book to include examples of hand-tied flies. The publishing history of this title is complicated, with this being the second issue (includes multicoloured, serrated tabs to affix flies) of an approximate printing run of 200 copies. The flies contained in this copy are exceptionally nice, especially the final two mayflies..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Our Birds of Prey, or the Eagles, Hawks, and Owls of Canada

      Montreal: Dawson Bros, 1876 viii, 154 p. text. 27 cm. 30 albumen photographs by William Notman. Brown cloth hardcover with gold and black impressing. Ex-library. Painted number on spine. Spine edges and corners worn. A "wave" to photo plates, apparently usual for this volume. Bookplate and reference labels as well as ink marks and stamps on endpapers. Small ink marks and ink stamp on rear of title and contents; these have bled through to opposite side of leaf. Ink stamp on top of text block. Vennor was a geologist, ornithologist, and meteorologist, born in Montreal in 1841. From 1865 to 1880 he was on the staff of the Geological Survey of Canada, and his reports contained much of practical value. The birds of prey featured include: falcons (including peregrine); hawks; buzzards; ospreys; bald eagles; owls; etc.

      [Bookseller: Attic Books]
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        Tilfjelds i ferierne eller jæger- og fiskerliv i høifjeldene.

      Christiania, Alb. Cammermeyer, 1876. 8vo. (4) + 324 s. Foldet kart. Orig. dekorert helsjirtingbd. Hilsen i gammel hånd på fribl. Rift i kartet (berører ikke kartskissen). Diskre navnestempel i gull ved nedre del av rygg

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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        Lecons sur les Localisations dans les Maladies du Cerveau et de la moelle Épinière faites à la Faculté de Médecine de Paris

      Paris, Bureaux de Progrès Médical / V. Adrien Delahaye, 1876-1880.: Natural Science; Neurologie; Neurology; Rare Books. 8°.. Édition Originale. Nouvelle reliure (Demi-Maroquin). / First Edition. New half-leather binding with new endpapers. Some foxing throughout.

      [Bookseller: Old Head Books & Collections]
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        FACTS ABOUT SHERRY, Gleaned in the Vineyards and Bodegas of the Jerez, Seville, Moguer, & Montilla Districts During the Autumn of 1875. Author signed

      London, Ward, Lock, and Tyler, 1876.. FIRST EDITION 1876, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO BLANCHARD JERROLD, 8vo, 180 x 120 mm, 7 x 4¾ inches, engraved frontispiece and 15 engraved plates, 9 illustrations in the text, pages: (11), 12-108, 7 pages of adverts at front and rear including endpapers, bound in original publisher's blue blind stamped fine grained cloth, gilt illustration and lettering to upper cover, spine plain. Spine slightly darkened, slightly worn at head and tail, gilt bright, contents clean and tight. A very good copy. The author was Wine Juror for Great Britain at the Vienna Exhibition of 1873 and he spent 3 months in the sherry districts of Southern Spain in 1875. On the title page he has written: "Blanchard Jerrold Esq., with the Author's cordial regards." Blanchard Jerrold (1826 ? 1884) was a well known journalist, writer and dramatist. Gabler, Wine into Words, page 293, G40310: "This is an interesting book not only because it tells us about sherry but because of what it tells us about the people, their customs, and their problems". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        The Hunting of the Snark. An Agony, in Eight Fits

      London: Macmillan and Co. 1876. 8vo, xi, (2), 83, (3)pp, with a frontispiece and 8 full-page b/w wood-engraved illustrations after Henry Holiday and an Òocean chartÓ (actually blank) at p. 17. Original pictorial tan cloth, covers decoratively stamped in black with illustrations by Holiday, backstrip lettered in black, slightly worn at head and foot of backstrip, front hinge cracked and repaired. First edition, a pleasant copy of this great nonsense poem, which contains some of CarrollÕs best loved lines and HolidayÕs bets illustrations. There was also a red cloth binding, issued as a special presentation binding: 100 were bound thus, 80 of which Dodgson inscribed at one go in the publishers&#39; offices according to Maggs. Williams, Madan, and Green, 115.&

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Une Matinée d'hiver au quai de l'Hôtel Dieu.

      1876 1876 - Etching, roulette & drypoint. 23.5 x 32 cm. Impression on thick laid paper. Boucard/Goodfriend, no. 123. State 4 or 5 of 15, without the publisher's name lower right.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Die geheimnisvolle Insel

      Wien/Pest/Lpz., Hartleben 1876.. 3 Tle. in 1 Bd. 720 S. Mit 152 Illustr. u. 1 Portr. d. Verf. in Holzst. OLn. Mit Goldpräg. Leicht berieb., 1 Bl. lose u. randrissig, Gelenke gelockert. - (Bekannte und unbekannte Welten. Abenteuerliche Reisen v. Jules Verne, 14.-16. Bd.)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Canoe and camp life in British Guiana.

      Edward Stanford, 1876 - x + 400pp + 32pp publisher's catalogue + 10 col. lithos + folding map. 1st ed., 8vo, lacking front end paper and with light water stain to frontispiece, mostly in margin otherwise fine in original green cloth. Description of expedition through the interior with much on natural history and encounters with the native indians illustrated with fine colour litho prints. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Pennymead Books]
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        New York from Bergen Hill: Hoboken

      London., 1876. Size: 440 ×1160 mm. Uncoloured woodcut engraving. Good condition. Panorama has folds and the back has been strengthened. There are repairs to tears in the margins. A large, striking panoramic view of lower Manhattan, that portion that is south of Central Park, looking across the Hudson River from a viewpoint in Hoboken, New Jersey. The borough of Queens is seen clearly across the East River. City Hall, the financial district, Greenwich Village, Chinatown, The Battery, Tribeca and Roosevelt Island are all identified. There is a lot of maritime activity to be seen on each of the rivers. Published as an extra supplement to weekly news journal "The Illustrated London News".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Collection of Autograph Letters to T.P. Kirkman

      London: No Publisher, 1876. A collection of nineteen autograph letters from Cardinal Manning to T.P. Kirkman, written between 1876-1880, bound in full morocco, title in gilt to spine, upper cover with title in between an onlaid Cardinal&#39;s hat device, gilt rule to edges, with gilt roll to inner edges, marbled endpapers. Ex-library with one small shelf number to reverse of front free marbled paper, otherwise no evidence. Very slightly rubbed to extremities, but otherwise very good, internally some light browning and wear, but generally fairly clean, one letter torn with loss, two envelopes tipped in at rear. Binding is by Fazakerley of Liverpool. A series of letters written by Cardinal Manning (1808-1892) to T[homas] P[enyngton] Kirkman (1806-1895), a mathematician and philosopher, best known for the &#39;fifteen schoolgirls problem&#39;, arranging fifteen young ladies in groups of three on each of seven days so that each young lady walks with every other one just once. Manning&#39;s first letter details his thoughts on Kirkman&#39;s book &#39;Philosophy Without Assumptions&#39;; a letter dated later in the month invites Kirkman to visit Manning at the Archbishop&#39;s House in Westminster, with later letters detailing Manning&#39;s thoughts on Kirkman and his work. For further details on both Manning and Kirkman see the ODNB. Signed by Author. First Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good. 8vo. Ex-Library.

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      1876. Diary of J. R. Kazallon, Passenger. Translated from the French by Ellen Frewer. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1876. Original green cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, beveled. First American Illustrated Edition, actually printed in London. In mid-1875 Osgood published the first edition in English, unillustrated, as a little volume in their "Saunterer&#39;s Series." In November 1875, Sampson Low published the first illustrated edition in London. Then in January 1876, Osgood issued some of the British sheets in their own binding, constituting the first American illustrated edition -- as here. In March 1876 -- just two months later -- Osgood&#39;s financial situation forced him to sell at auction the plates and unsold copies of the five Verne titles he had published; these were bought by one Albert Mason, who in turn sold them to Porter & Coates of Philadelphia -- who would then proceed to use the plates to publish editions of their own. (Porter & Coates also issued some copies with the Osgood 1876 title page, but with "Porter & Coates" at the foot of the spine.) As with the British edition, the volume also includes the early Verne tale "Martin Paz," though it is not mentioned on the binding nor on the title page.~This copy is in green cloth, and the gilt vignette on the front cover is centered (no known priority). It is a bright, near-fine copy (fine except for minor rubbing at the extremities). Apparently because of Osgood&#39;s then-pending doom, this is today a scarce book. Taves & Michaluk V014; Myers 47.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Biographical Sketches of the Leading Men of Chicago. Photographically Illustrated

      Chicago: Wilson, Pierce & Co, 1876. Thick quarto. (12 x 9 inches). [1]- 258, [1-5]pp. 123 albumen photographic portraits by John Carbutt and others, each mounted within a printed gilt border, on a thin card leaf, some leaves with a mounted photograph on both the recto and verso. Publisher&#39;s black calf, the covers elaborately blocked in blind with a wide border built up from rules and a large Greek-key roll, the central panel with large corner-pieces of stylised foliage around a large central arabesque lozenge shape, all blocked in blind, the spine in five compartments with semi-raised bands. lettered in gilt in the second compartment, the others with simple repeat tooling in blind, marbled endpapers, gilt edges (neat repairs to joints). An extraordinary copy of this work, including more portrait photographs than any other recorded copy. This is a work which traditionally includes anywhere from 62 to 99 images: the present example, with 123 images, is the largest that we have ever handled and the largest that we have been able to trace. It is usually described as the second edition of a work with the same title published in 1868. However, the present work should arguably be treated as a new work as the changes and additions are so substantial. For example, the text has been entirely reset and indeed largely re-written with the entries brought up to date (e.g. the 1871 fire is mentioned on numerous occasions) and the number of individual biographies extended from 107 to 187. The only aspect of the first edition which does not appear to have changed is the inclusion of the fine portrait photographs by English-born pioneer photographer John Carbutt. Carbutt mantained a studio in Chicago for most of the 1860s, but sold to Thomas Copelin and moved away. Thomas Copelin, initially operating with a partner as Copelin & Melander, dissolved the partnership in 1871 when he took his son Alexander Copelin into the business. Alexander is the subject of one of the photographs in the present work (see opposite p.246). It is reasonable to assume that the photographs that were not in Carbutt&#39;s original 1868 edition, are in part, if not all, by the photographers of the gallery of Copelin & Son. References for the 1868 edition: Ante-fire Imprints 1287; Howes C363; Truthful Lens 13 or 30; Welling, Collector&#39;s guide to nineteenth century photographs, p. 105; Roosens & Salu 1652.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. Illustrations of the Emblems of the Thirty-Three Degrees: with a short desciption of each as worked under the Supreme Councils of the World

      Edinburgh: Menzies & Co.. Good with no dust jacket. 1876. Hardcover. Moderate rubbing to joints and edges of boards. 3/8" loss of leather at tips of corners of boards. Gutters broken at endpapers. Paper tape repair along inner margin and gutter of title page. Small ink scribble on title page. Quite heavy spots of foxing to endpapers and title page. Moderate spots of foxing throughout, mostly to the tissue guards. The plates themselves are fairly clean.; [viii] pages + 33 colour plates of the degrees, with one page of accompanying letterpress for each plate. Half leather binding with some gilt decoration. Spine title: "Scottish Rite". Page dimensions: 299 x 238mm. Uncommon.; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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        The Countries of the World : Being a Popular Description of the Various Continents, Islands, Rivers, Seas and Peoples of the Globe / by Robert Brown - [6 Volumes Issued and Complete in 3 Bindings]

      London : Cassell, Petter And Galpin, 1876-1881, 1876. 1st Edition. Subject: Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Mexico, North, Central & South America, West Indies - Description and travel. Description; 6 v. : ill. , maps, ports. Very good copies all in the original gilt-blocked full dark Morocco leather. Raised bands; spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed. Remains quite a well-preserved set overall.

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        Autograph Letter, Signed ("F. E. Spinner") to Angling author George Dawson, dated Jacksonville, Florida, Feby. 19, 1876, discussing Dawson&#39;s book of "fish letters" (Pleasures of Angling - [1876]), recounting a fish tale, and praising Florida winters

      Jacksonville, Florida, february 19, 1876. (FLORIDA) 12mo. 4 pp., pen and ink on a single folded sheet. Old folds. Fine . "Spinner, a strong nationalist, was an important adviser to Chase on matters such as the circulation of greenbacks (which bore Spinner&#39;s distinctive, hard-to-duplicate signature) and the creation of a national banking system. - Needing large numbers of reliable employees not subject to military service, he was the first governmental administrator to turn to women. He vigorously defended their employment against critics, hired over one hundred, paid them well by the standards of the time, and insisted on their continued employment after the war. - When a new secretary of the treasury in 1875 assumed control over the appointment of clerks, however, Spinner feared that dishonest people might be hired and he would be held responsible. He resigned and moved to Jacksonville, Florida, where he enjoyed a vigorous outdoor life until his death in that city." (ANB) Francis E. Spinner (1802-1890) served as Treasurer of the United States under Presidents Lincoln, Johnson, and Grant. In the angling world, he is notable as the recipient of letters from Oliver Gibbs, published as Lake Pepin Fish-Chowder (1869). In retirement in Florida, he writes to George Dawson, editor of the Albany Evening Journal and a noted American angling author, whose Pleasures of Angling with Rod and Reel (1876) is the first American book devoted to fly fishing. Spinner writes, "I am so glad to learn that you have been persuaded to publish your fish letters, in book form - when yours comes out, it will be read with pleasure." He then goes on to describe fishing for trout on McGirt&#39;s Creek, a tributary of the St. Johns River, and catching a cat fish of 18-1/2 pounds "on one of Chapman&#39;s &#39;No. 4 Minnow bait&#39; - I mention this, because I cannot learn from anyone, that a cat fish was ever known before to strike at artificial bait." Spinner concludes lyrically, "The orange, and other of the citrus family, are in bloom now - Whoever, at the North, that can afford to, and who has nothing else to do, and that does not spend his winters in this Elysium, is to be pitied. Do come." An excellent letter with outstanding content

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        The Complete Poems of Robert Herrick

      London: Chatto and Windus. Hardback. 1876. both book & dust jacket are in good condition Size 8vo from 6 3/4" to 9" tall some corners are bumped minor damage to top of spine on 3 volumes also has previous owners bookplate see scan some foxing on pages marbled endpapers & page edges have similar marbling very neat well done .

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        M. Michel Chevalier Et Le Bimetallisme, Par Henri Cernuschi. Articles Publies Dans Le Siecle En Avril Et Mai 1876

      Librairie De Guillaumin, Paris 1876 - Description: 135 p. 22 cm. Bound with Cernuschi's Mechanique de L'Echange, Librarie Internationale, Paris, 1865. Pages 135 & 244. Subjects: Chevalier, Michel, 1806-1879. Bimetallism. 19th century economics Both now finely bound in half analine calf over brown buckram boards. Spine bands and board edges scuiffed. Remains a particularly strong, tight, and clean copy. The decorative features include raised bands and gilt titling. Uncommon 1 Kg. 135 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        [Two Autograph Signed Letters to "Sir" [Richard Bentley, publishers] Regarding the Publishing of Burnaby&#39;s Famous "Ride to Khiva" in 1876]

      Windsor, 1876 Letter. Near Fine. No Binding. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Two letters: Windsor, 11 & 13 April 1876. Each 4 pp.; Octavo (ca. 18x11,5 cm); brown ink on watermarked laid paper with the letterheads of Windsor Cavalry Barracks. Near fine letters. [11 April]: "I have no objection to write a work on my travels to Khiva - provided the terms offered are acceptable - Several Publishers have written to me... & [I] am perfectly prepared to take into consideration any offer you may propose - If I were to write a work the volume would be about the same size as S[amue]l Bakers...". He goes on to describe how experienced a writer he is through being "The Times" correspondent in Spain and Egypt. If he writes something he has no doubt it will sell well "however I am not going to take the trouble to go into the book market on mere speculation." Another hand (in the publishers) has added notes for a proposition: "100 on day of pub[lication] / 200 on sale of 1100 / 200 on sale of 1800". [13 April]: Burnaby doesn&#39;t find their proposal "sufficiently definite to suit me. What I would require is a fixed sum down on the day the work is handed over to the Publisher - I have been already offered 750 by one firm & have not as yet accepted the offer as I am convinced that with the interest attached to the Eastern Question & the curiosity of the public to [hear?] what was the gist of my interview with the Khan of Khiva which by the way was of a highly political character - that the book would have an immense sale - There are several other Publishers also in treaty... - it would be as well to lose no time. I shall come to terms with the Publisher who offers me the best terms." Burnaby&#39;s book was eventually published by Cassell Petter & Galpin under the title "The Ride to Khiva" (1876). Its sale fully justified Burnaby&#39;s anticipations. "In 1875, on leave again, Burnaby departed from London on 30 November and in the winter travelled through Russia and Central Asia, enduring intense cold and frostbite. Evading Russian officials, and accompanied by a dwarf Tartar servant, in January 1876 he reached Khiva and was welcomed by the khan. Back in England Burnaby was lionized, and summoned by the queen to dinner at Windsor. He published A Ride to Khiva (1876), which he sold outright for £750. It was a vivid, lively travelogue, proudly British, in which he warned against Russian aggressive expansion through central Asia towards India, and denounced Russian rule as despotic, corrupt, and cruel. The book, vigorously advertised, sold well and was reprinted and translated. His journey and book made Burnaby a celebrity" (Oxford DNB)..

      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
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        Thomas Wingfold, Curate

      NY: George Routledge & Sons. Very Good-; Spine ends folded in, slight loss of color at corners, . scattered minor toning, the hinges are not worn, the color is bright, . the text block is tight and unruffled, the only sign of prior ownership . is "Geo. Howland July 1876" in pencil on first blank leaf.. 1876. First American Edition. Hardcover. 12mo; Publisher&#39;s brown cloth, spine titled in gilt with two ornate gilt bands, boards with ornate embossed covers in black, vi, 666p., plus ads. **Shaberman #59. .

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        From the Earth to the Moon Direct in 97 Hours 20 Minutes

      Sampson Low, London 1876 - Blue boards embossed and decorated in gilt, image of rocket approaching gold moon to front board. 160pp plus 16pp publisher's list. Trans. from the French by Louis Mercier and Eleanor E. King. 'Author's edition with illustrations' on title page. all edges gilt. Externally spine a little darkened and sunned. A little bumped at corners and bumped and scuffed at ends of spine. Inside, prize plate mounted to 1st pastedown is dated 1876 (date also on title page). No other marks. Good tight copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1876. [the Michael Sadleir set] In Four Volumes. London: Chapman & Hall, 1876. Original reddish-brown cloth decorated in gilt. First Edition in book form of the fifth of Trollope&#39;s six "Palliser Novels." This is the tale describing "the triumph, the troubles, and the failure of my Prime Minister" [Trollope&#39;s Autobiography]. Its major theme is "a study of two divergent temperaments: the Duchess striving to make her husband the greatest figure of his time, and he conscious only of his duties and responsibilities" [Gerould]. In addition to the Palliser family, Phineas Finn also figures into the plot.~During the decade following Dickens&#39;s death (1870), the vogue of serial parts went into a rapid decline. In an effort to revive the idea, publishers tried out the concept of issuing a novel in eight five-shilling parts, unillustrated; only a handful of novels came out in this fashion before it was deemed a miserable failure. Included were George Eliot&#39;s MIDDLEMARCH (1872) and DANIEL DERONDA (1876) -- plus Trollope&#39;s THE PRIME MINISTER. Thus the sheets were first issued in eight wrappered parts, but with every two volumes continuously-paginated for this four-volume book edition.~As Sadleir points out, leaves were printed on two thicknesses of paper: "Parts and volumes exist, sometimes uniform in paper-quality and sometimes mixed. No evidence of issue is provided by such varieties; the paper was obviously supplied in mixed qualities to the printer." In this set, the first three volumes appear to be on the heavier paper, and the fourth on the lighter paper.~This is a clean, bright, attractive set, essentially FINE (the merest of rubbing at the edges, one slightly cracked endpaper). Although THE PRIME MINISTER is not one of Trollope&#39;s scarcest titles, we seldom see all four volumes in such desirable condition. Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 45. Provenance: speaking of Sadleir, his discreet oval bookplate is present on the front paste-down of all four volumes.

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        Map of the Environs of London Reduced from the Ordnance Survey

      London, c. 1876. Engraved folding map, 58 x 82 cms, dissected into 32 sheets and laid on linen as issued, folding into brown cloth covers. (Note pricing on the paper label: 1 s. plain; 1/6 coloured; 3 s. coloured and mounted - our example of the map was the &#145;deluxe&#146; version and as the most expensive and most durable version is most likely to survive.) Map

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      Octon, France: Verdigris Press. 2012. Signed, limited edition, one of 12 deluxe copies, all on Hahnemuhle paper, in leporello format, each signed and numbered by the artist, Judith Rothchild, and by the author, Claude Ber, from a total issue of 50, 12 deluxe and 38 regular copies. This deluxe copy contains one original copper plate and one folio page spread with original watercolor / wash of tree trunk by Judith Rothchild and one of the text paragraphs written by Claude Ber to accompany the art. Page size: 11-3/4 x 7-3/4 inches; 24pp. Bound: loose as issued in green screen-printed wrappers embossed to reflect tree trunks, printed letterpress with title, author, artist, and press in black on front cover and again on spine, housed in custom-made clamshell box of green screen-printed paper over boards, tray case with ribbon pull to house original copper plate and original art and page of manuscript by Mark Lintott. The titlepage is printed in black on green marbled paper which is also embossed to indicate trees, each page with the mezzotints and / or embossments by Judith Rothchild all of tree trunks, usually on the diagonal, surrounding the texts, paragraphs by Claude Ber writin to accompany the prints of Ms. Rothchild. This is a wonderful collaboration, handset and printed letterpresss by Mark Lintott in Vendome romain on an 1876 Albion press. Ecorces, loosely translated, is tree bark and the textures and grains are remarkably conveyed by the lovely mezzotints. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

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        Hayes Plans His Acceptance Letter For the 1876 Republican Presidential Nomination

      Hayes Plans His Acceptance Letter For& the 1876 Republican Presidential Nomination.& & The 1876 Republican National Convention was held at Exposition Hall in Cincinnati, Ohio from June 14 to 16, 1876.& James G. Blaine was the frontrunner and the favorite of party leaders, but he was tarnished by allegations of corruption; Oliver P. Morton, the choice of Radicals, was in ill health; Benjamin H. Bristow, the favorite of reformers, was hated by the still-popular President Grant; and Roscoe Conkling, the quintessential spoils politician, was unacceptable to reformers. As the favorite son of Ohio, Governor Rutherford B. Hayes was a true dark horse candidate. He had much in his favor, however. Both regular and reform Republicans liked him. He was a war hero, had supported Radical Reconstruction legislation and championed Negro suffrage, came from a large swing state, and his reputation for integrity was excellent. Distasteful to no one, he was the second choice among the supporters of the other leading candidates. The convention teemed with Hayes supporters, and Hayes&#39; cause was championed by the powerful Ohio U.S. Senator, John Sherman. When none of the major candidates could muster the votes of the majority of the delegates, Hayes became the convention&#39;s compromise choice for the nomination. William A. Wheeler of New York was selected as his running mate.& & On June 19, Hayes wrote to Sherman expressing his thanks. "I trust you will never regret the important action you took in the inauguration and carrying out of the movement which resulted in my nomination. I write these few words to assure you that I appreciate and am grateful for what you did." Four days later, Hayes&#39; diary states, "The nomination has been well received. The best people, many of them heretofore dissatisfied with the Republican party, are especially hearty in my support. I must make it my constant effort to deserve this confidence." & & That same day, he wrote a follow-up letter to Sherman discussing the nature of his to-be-written letter accepting the nomination. In it, he indicates that he is already being pressured by countervaling forces within the party to & & adopt their positions, that he wants to avoid getting pinned down by them, and is seeking to commit to as little as possible. Autograph Letter Signed, Columbus, Ohio, June 23, 1876, to Sherman. "I am very glad to get your good full letter. The next thing in order for me is my letter of acceptance. I am advised to harden by some, and to soften by others the money plank, and so on. Perhaps I would do well to approve it as it stands. I shall hardly reply to the Committee before the end of the month, or till after the 4th. If you have suggestions, you will oblige me by making them. My inclination is to say very little. The people are already organizing meetings, are ratifying, and the letter of acceptance may as well perhaps be a purely formal affair, may it not?" This letter, illuminating the new candidate&#39;s thoughts just days after his selection, is included in The Diary and Letters of Rutherford B. Hayes. We do not recall having another like it for any presidential nominee.& & In the end, he found it necessary to make his letter of acceptance, dated July 8, lengthier than he had hoped. In it, Hayes laid special stress on the necessity of reform in the civil service and declared his "inflexible purpose, if elevated, not to be a candidate for election to a second term," because he believed that "the restoration of the civil service to the system established by Washington, and followed by the early Presidents, can best be accomplished by an Executive who is under no temptation to use the patronage of his office to promote his own re-election." His letter also committed him to the protection of freedmen&#39;s rights. & & The presidential election of 1876 was until recently the most disputed in American history. Democrat Samuel Tilden defeated Hayes in the popular vote, and had 184 electoral votes to Hayes&#39; 165, with 20 votes yet uncounted. These 20 electoral votes were in dispute: in three states (Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina) each party reported its candidate had won the state, while in Oregon one elector was declared illegal and replaced. The votes were all ultimately awarded to Hayes after a bitter electoral dispute. Senator Sherman would be appointed Secretary of the Treasury in the Cabinet of President Hayes. &

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        Caldwell&#39;s Illustrated Historical [Combination] Centennial Atlas of Greene County, Pennsylvania

      Condit, OH: J. A. Caldwell. 1876. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 1876 Hardcover folio, 17.5 x 14.5 inches. Wonderfully illustrated with color lithographs of town and country scenes, as well as the usual maps, including a large, loose map of Waynesburg, laid in at front. Generally very good with occasional edgewear. Boards are becoming loose and will need to be reinforces, though otherwise in nice condition. Scarce Pennsylvania atlas.

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        Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: A Catalogue of the Chess Collection in the Royal Library, The Hague

      The Royal Library, The Hague ix+342pp with index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 6 1/4") bound in original wrappers. Foreword L Brummel. First editionThis catalog is a record of several collections which have at widely varying periods enriched the Royal Library. The chess library of the well-know Netherlands scholar and publicist Dr Antonios van der Linde was acquired by the Royal Library in 1876. Van der Linde, who spent the first period of his life in his native Holland, was in 1876 appointed Librarian of the Landesbibliotek at Wiesbaden. This he remained till 1895, being accorded the style of Professor in 1887. He published studies and bibliographies on the most widely varying subjects, in the first place on the invention of printing, but also on Antoinette Bourignon, David Jorisz, Balthasar Bekker and Spinoza. His various publications on the history of chess are specially important. In compiling his bibliographical writings in this field, his chess library of some 750 items, had stood him in good stead, and it is this collection which in 1876, before leaving for Germany, he sold to the Royal Library. At that time the Royal Library already possessed a small, valuable collection of books and manuscripts on chess which, when the Van der Linde collection was added, grew upwards of a thousand volumes. In 1948 there was a radical change. In June of the year Dr M Niemeiijer presented his chess library to the "Netherlands" State to be placed in the Royal Library. The donor himself has given a fairly substantial account of his library. Dr Niemeijer took up collecting chess in 1924. In doing so he had much support from the late Mr G C A Oakam, whose collection largely form the basis on which the library was built. In 1929 and 1931 Dr Niemeijer bought many items from the library of J W Rimington-Wilson; in later years he acquired the collections of the Wiener Schach Club, of Dr F Palitzch at Dresden, and the Frenchman A de Gouyon, to mention only some. Shortly before and during the Second World War the large library of Mr H Strick van Linschoten at Delft was also acquired. In 1939 the library contained over 5700 volumes, and in May 1940 already more than 6300. During the war years Dr Niemeijer's collection was then stored in the Royal Library and when it became clear after the war that it would be difficult for the owner to accommodate it in his new home he decided to give it a permanent place in the Royal Library.Condition:Corners bumped, light edge wear else a very good copy.

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      Hartford [etc]: American Publishing Company, 1876.. xvi(sic),[17]-274,[2]pp. with mispagination in the prelims. Square octavo. Frontis and illustrations. Neatly bound in mid-20th century crimson crushed morocco, raised bands, spine gilt extra, t.e.g. (unsigned), bound without the terminal adverts. Some occasional marginal spotting, with a couple of tiny mends to marginal tears, a couple of minor nicks or rubs to binding, but a good copy. First U.S. edition, second printing, BAL&#39;s issue A, printed on laid paper throughout. BAL 3369.

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        Lion Jack; a Story of Perilous Adventures Among Wild Men and the Capturing of Wild Beasts; Showing How Menageries Are Made

      New York; G. W. Carleton, 1876. 1st Edition. 4 pages of publisher&#39;s ads to the rear. Description: 2 p. L. , [9]-380 p. Front. , plates. 19 cm. Subjects: Wild animal collecting--Fiction. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked, decorated cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and dust-toned as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans on request.

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        The makers of Florence Dante, Giotto, Savonarola; and their city

      Macmillan. Very Good+. 1876. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Three quarter brown goatskin leather bound cover with 5 raised bands and gilt embossed decor with colorful marbled boards has wear to corners and caps. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Marbled end sheets and paste downs pristine. Gilt top edge very good. Former owner&#39;s name on front end sheet with another owner&#39;s book plate tipped in. Frontispiece protected by tissue. Pages clean and appear unread. Illustrated with full page plates. Sewn in ribbon marker. ; 395 pages .

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        Reminiscences of Levi Coffin, the Reputed President of the Underground Railroad; Being a Brief History of the Labors of a Lifetime in Behalf of the Slave, With Stories of Numerous Fugitives, Who Gained Their Freedom Through His Instrumentality, Etc

      Cincinnati, Ohio: Western Track Society, 1876. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good. 712pp, Rebound with new leather spine, gold type marble boards, new end papers. Very Good+ with inside pages very good. Double engraved frontispiece of the author and his wife, with the tissue guard present. Autobiography with an emphasis on the author&#39;s efforts to help runaway slaves to freedom. Scarce now 1st edition. , A memoir by Levi Coffin (October 28, 1798 - September 16, 1877), an American Quaker, abolitionist, and businessman. Coffin was deeply involved in the Underground Railroad in Indiana and Ohio, and his home is often called "Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad." He was nicknamed "President of the Underground Railroad" because of the thousands of slaves that are reported to have passed through his care while escaping their masters.& Howes C-540

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        Discoveries and Surveys in New Guinea and the D'Entrecasteaux Islands. A Cruise in Polynesia and Visits to the Pearl-Shelling Stations in Torres Straits of H.M.S. Basilisk.

      John Murray, London 1876 - xviii, 327, 32 pages advertising. Frontispiece and 3 other plates, 4 maps. 2 book titles have been cut out from advertising pages at the back. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wit & Mirth: Or, Pills to Purge Melancholy. In six volumes

      London: &#147;London: W. Pearson, for J. Tonson, 1876 (1719-1720). Facsimile. Hardcover. Fine. Six volumes. &#147;London: W. Pearson, for J. Tonson, 1719- 20&#148;: in fact an undated [1876] London facsimile. Portrait frontispiece of Thomas D&#39;Urfey to volume one. Large paper copy. Touch of foxing to portrait and titles. A fine, bright set, attractively rebound c.1965 in green half-leather, gilt lettering & decoration to spines, green buckram boards, top edge gilt. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This book will require special carriage arrangements. To order this book PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information).

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      New York: Henry Holt, 1876. Hardy, Thomas. THE HAND OF ETHELBERTA. NY: Henry Holt & Company, 1876. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. A NEAR FINE copy in the primary publisher&#39;s binding of cream cloth (with endpaper ads dated May 20th, 1876, the same month as publication of Hardy&#39;s two-volume London first edition). Although there is slight foxing to the upper cover, this example is virtually unworn and without any of the spine toning which is almost always found on these fragile American pale cream colored bindings. THE HAND OF ETHELBERTA, Hardy&#39;s fifth novel has rarely been accepted as anything more than a minor achievement. Yet it is the bridge between his masterpieces FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD and THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE. Ethelberta&#39;s "problem" has always been that she was Hardy&#39;s attempt to break free of his Wessex roots and create a more urban "society" protagonist. His writing in this novel is still brilliant but the setting and plot are such that this brilliance is apparently not so easily seen. . First American Edition. Near Fine.

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        A Descriptive Catalogue of Playing and Other Cards in the British Museum, Accompanied by a Concise General History of the Subject and Remarks on Cards of Divination and of a Politico-Historical Character

      (London): The Trustees of the British Museum, 1876. Quarto. x, 360, viii, 87pp., + 23 plates. Inscribed by the author. With a supplement to the Catalogue, including color and black & white illustrations. Fine in black cloth. Edges spotted red.

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        Species d&#39;hymenoptères d&#39;Europe et d&#39;Algérie. Enrichi de planches coloriés donnant, d&#39;après nature, outre un ou plusieurs specimens des insectes de chaque genre, de nombreux dessins au trait des caractères utiles a l&#39;intelligence du texte; rédigé d&#39;après les principales collections, les mémoires les plus récents des auteurs et les communications des entomologigistes spécialistes. Tome I-VII

      Beaune, Gray and Paris, chez l&#39;auteur [i.e. Edmond André], Bouffaut, Hermann, Froment-Dubosclard, [1876]-1879-1901. Volumes I-VII in eight. 8vo. I [(1876)-1879-1882] cxcvi, 642, 70 pp.; II (1882-1886) iii, 919 pp.; III (1886-1887) 340, 32 pp.; IV (1888) 609 pp. [the Arabic numbering is consecutive to the Roman numbering]; V (1891) [iii], 635 pp.; Vbis (1901) 373 [numbering as in vol. V], 82 pp.; VI (1891) 758, 22 pp.; VII (1897-1901) 687 pp.; 192 lithographs, of which 106 are hand-coloured or partly hand-coloured. Original half calf, spine with five raised bands and gilt titles, marbled endpapers (volumes I, II, IV, V), later blind cloth (III), later uniform half cloth over marbled boards, spines with gilt title (Vbis, VI, VII).* The magnum opus of Edmond André (1844-1891), with contributions by his brother, Ernest (1838-1911), who continued as editor for the later volumes, and T. A. Marshall (who wrote vol. IV-V-Vbis on Braconidae), R. du Buysson (VI, Chrysidae, Euchrysidae), and J. J. Kiefer (vol. VII, Cynipidae). The work is renowned for its fine, often beautifully hand-coloured plates. The plates 8, 11-13 and 15 of volume III were never published due to the death of Edmond André. The publishers (Bouffaut Frères) announced that they would supply the plates at a later time if the original figures were found, but this never happened. This set contains the introduction, tableau des genres, Fam. Tenthredinidae, supplement aux Mouches à Scie, Formicidae, les Guèpes, Sphegidae, Braconidae, Microgasteridae, Aphidiidae, Cyclostomes, Chrysididae, Euchrysididae, Cynipides. Complete copies consist of 11 or even 12 volumes (of the last only two plates published) but this is the important start. Volume V contains a 3 pp. obituary of Edmond by his brother Ernest. First three leaves of volume III in facsimile, small stamp on half-title of volume V, original printed wrappers of Vbis bound in rear (the same erroneously bound as photocopies in front). In all a very good set. Horn-Schenkling I, p. 36; Junk Rara, 157; Nissen ZBI, 114.

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        The Soap Maker's Private Manual

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co, 1876-01-01. First Edition. Leather Bound. Good. Bound in gilt-stamped maroon leather with locking clasp; 8.75" X 6.75", 314pp, maroon marbled endpapers, red tinted text edges. Extremities rubbed, internal hinges cracked, second front blank endpaper with moisture exposure, gutter crack at title page, p7 (list of illustrations) has fore-edge chips and is separated and laid in. Interior is generally clean and crisp, although a 3/4" round brown stain appears on p144 (soap?). Book is unlocked and the original key is present. I have not lubricated the assembly nor applied sufficient force to lock the book. I can see no damage to the assembly: however I cannot assert it to be functional, considering its age. Shipped in box with tracking number.

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        The Illustrated Book of Pigeons with Standards for Judging

      Cassell Petter & Galpin, ND [1876] - Edinburgh: Cassell Petter & Galpin, ND [1876]. Volume 1 - 224 pp. Volume 2 - pp. 225-392. Fifty color plates by J.W. LUDLOW. Rubbed leather spines, worn corners, boards somewhat warped. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fru Marie Grubbe. Interieurer fra det syttende Aarhundrede.

      Gyldendal, København 1876. 338 sider. Indbundet ubeskåret i et smukt halvbind af lyst brunt gedeskind med enkel stregforgyldning på ryggen og med topguldsnit. Bindet sign. Anker Kysters Eftf. 1966 (dvs. Bent Andrée). Forgyldt exlibris på inderpermen.. Første udgave i et smukt bind

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        Les Vingt-Quatre Coups de Sonnets

      Bruxelles: Imprimerie FElix Callewaert PËre, 1876. NUMBER 5 OF 30 COPIES on Papier de Chine, in a total edition of 70. 12mo. Etched frontispiece by the author. 50 (4) pp. Bound in 3/4 cream moroco marbled boards, t.e.g. with original wrappers bound in by J. Weckesser. Benezit III 581 . With a charming little drawing by Hannon tipped in entitled "Le Pole Nord," and with a 2pp. Autograph Letter signed ("Theo. H.) to a close friend, apologizing for an imagined slight. ThEodore Hannon (1851 - 1917) was a Belgian painter, engraver, poet, journalist and singer, whose work was inspired to some degree by that of Felicien Rops, his friend. A very special copy, indeed, of a rare book, Hannon&#39;s first compilation of poems

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        Two Rivulets Including Democratic Vistas, Centennial Songs, and Passage to India [Centennial Edition, Signed]

      Camden, New Jersey: Author&#39;s Edition, 1876. First Edition. Half-Calf. Fine. First Issue, one of only 100 copies [BAL 21411], sometimes called the Centennial Edition, after the label at foot of the spine. 8vo: 32,[2],84,[2] 18,[2],x,[4],14,[4],68,[2],120pp, with albumen print frontispiece portrait of the poet autographed by Whitman tipped-in with printed two-line caption (in later states, the caption was extended to a third line) and inserted final leaf advertising Whitman&#39;s books. Original tan leather spine and corners (Meyerson&#39;s binding B, no known priority), spine compartments heavily tooled in gilt, three black and one red leather lettering pieces gilt, orange S cloth sides, all edges gilt, torquoise-coarted endpapers embossed with all-over leaf pattern, cobalt-blue ribbon marker (and dried, pressed flower) laid in. First line of second paragraph on p. 60 changed in Whitman&#39;s hand (as in most first-issue copies) to read: &#39;Long, long ere the Second Centennial . . . &#39; A superior copy, virtually spotless, in a strong, fresh binding. BAL 21411. Meyerson A9.I.a. Wells and Goldsmith, pp. 21-22. Folsom, Whitman Making Books/Books Making Whitman. & In a continuing effort to cash in on the nation&#39;s centennial celebration, Whitman decided in 1875 &#39;to bring out a volume . . . partly as my contribution to our National Centennial.&#39; The book would be called Two Rivulets; as Whitman explained the title, &#39;two flowing chains of prose and verse, emanating the real and ideal.&#39; Whitman&#39;s continuing obsession with dualities now carries over into the tensions between prose (the language of the &#39;real&#39;) and poetry (the language of the &#39;ideal&#39;). . . . Two Rivulets contains Democratic Vistas, Centennial Songs, As a Strong Bird on Pinions Free, Memoranda During the War and Passage to India, each with its own title page and pagination, since [Whitman] was in some cases using already printed unbound pages from the various independently published books. Whitman limited this Centennial Edition to 100 copies, printed in Camden (his first book to be printed in his new city) and bound by James Arnold in Philadelphia in two different bindings (black leather with marbled paper sides, and brown leather with orange cloth). The volume contains a copy of a Pearsall photograph of Whitman pasted onto a sheet of paper and inserted just before the title page indicating: "Photo&#39;d from Life, Sept., &#39;72, Brooklyn, N.Y.," with each copy signed "Walt Whitman / born May 31 /1819.&#39; . . . The book is a striking example of Whitman&#39;s innovation in design. . . . Whitman had the first 100 copies bound to match his first printing of the 1876 Leaves, so that the two books could be sold as a Centennial set . . . (Folsom, Whitman Making Books/Books Making Whitman). G. F. E. Pearsall&#39;s photograph has become one of the classic images of the poet. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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