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        VOYAGE AUX ETATS-UNIS. 1876 - 1877

      [New York and various places]. 1876-1877.. Nineteen original watercolors, 11 3/8 x 7 7/8 inches and smaller, mounted recto and verso of seven thin card leaves. One page mounted with four drawings, one with three, and one with two; the others with one drawing per page, the final page blank. Oblong folio, 13 1/4 x 18 1/2 inches. Modern blue half morocco gilt, blue morocco title label centrally placed on upper cover reading: "Voyage aux / Etats-Unis / 1876-1877." All painted by a single hand, and all with the location identified in ink in the lower margin of each drawing or on the mount just below. A fine series of original watercolor views of Lake George, New York, and elsewhere, including one watercolor of Central Park, New York. From the heading on the first page of this album ("Voyage aux Etats-Unis / 1876-1877"), as well as from the wording of the captions to the drawings, it is clear that these highly accomplished watercolors are the work of a French-speaking visitor to North America in 1876-77. They include fourteen views of Lake George and its vicinity (including one of Caldwell [now Lake George Village] and one of Tea Island). Also included is a single view of a rocky outcrop and trees in Central Park, another of Glenn Falls on the Hudson, and a third of the Montmorency Falls just outside Quebec, as well as two fine but rather unexpected Swiss views of Amphion, Lake Geneva (both dated 1877).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        A Cyclopaedia Of Costume Or Dictionary of Dress, Including Notices of Contemporaneous Fashions on the Continent; And A General History of the Costumes of the principal Countries of Europe, from the Commencement of the Christian Era to the Accession of George the Third

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1876. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary full mustard morocco. Aeg. Very good. 2 vols./No Dust Jacket. 527 & 488 pages. 4to, 27 1/2 x 21 cm. Twenty-four chromolithograph plates and a plethora of full-page and text illustrations in black and white. Volume I: Dictionary, and Vol.II: A General History of Costume in Europe with the former in essence an illustrated Glossary. A comprehensive work covering military and ecclesiastical costumes as well as daily fashion with illustrated etymological studies of common and arcane costume terminology. Armorial bookplates, circular library stamp verso of free endpapers (the only ex-library marks), raised bands, spines richly gilt, triple gilt cover border panels frame elaborate gilt cover designs, joints and extremities slightly rubbed.

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        Suez-Cide!! Or, How Miss Britannia Bought a Dirty Puddle and Lost Her Sugar-Plums

      London: John Snow, 1876 [but 1893]. Forgery facsimile of the first edition (misspelling at p. 8 line 11). 12mo. 20 pp. Magenta wrappers, printed in black on front. Some toning of wrapers at edges, else fine. Sadleir 1316

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Comic Almanac for 1835-43 & 1844-53

      London,: Chatto and Windus, nd but c, 1876.. Two volumes, octavo, engravings; a little shaken and some light foxing but a very nice copy in original green cloth. Delightfully illustrated throughout with original engravings included the folding transportation engraving "Probable Effects of Over Female Emigration".Cruikshank's illusrations are celebrated, and these works extending as they do over a nineteen year period- 1835-53, show his best work.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Transactions of the Zoological Society of London. Vol. IX. - Part 9.

      Zoological Society of London. London. 1876. - 5 lithographic plates with handcolor, map with handcolor, black and white in-text illustrations, 10 pages unopened, 447-510pp, 12 3/4 x 10 inches, blue paper wrappers (softbound). Front cover lightly worn and soiled with slight chipping at the middle fore-edge, back cover missing; a couple of faint foxed spots to map, interior and plates in very good, clean condition with light wear to fore-edge. Beautiful handcolored plates by J.G. Keulemans including: Camarhynchus Variegatus, Camarhynchus Habeli, Larus Fuliginosus, Cestrelata Phaeopygia / Procellaria Tethys, and spheniscus Mendiculus; plus map: Outline Chart of the Galapagos Islands. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        AUSSPRUCHE EINES HEILKUNDIGEN UBER VERGANGENES, GEGENWARTIGES UND

      1876. Good. Marx, Dr. K. F. H. AUSSPRUCHE EINES HEILKUNDIGEN UBER VERGANGENES, GEGENWARTIGES UND KUNFTIGES. Gottingen: Dieterich'schen Verlags - Buchhandlung, 1876. iv + 143 pp. 8vo., quarter brown cloth, unmarked, with brown marbled paper covered boards. Presentation copy inscribed by Marx on front flyleaf (no date). Boards and cloth worn. Pencil margin marks in a good portaion of the text. See Garrison Morton 2531 for another title by this author, ORIGINES CONTAGII (1824). Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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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 pub

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        Notes of a Voyage from New South Wales

      Glasgow,: privately printed, n.d. but, 1876.. Octavo, photographic frontispiece, eight lithograph plates and four folding lithograph maps and another map in the text; fine bright green original cloth, gilt. A presentation copy from the editor, James R. Napier, to A.G. MacDonald (dated 7August 1876).Francis Napier joined the South Australian Government expedition under Captain Cadell. They were searching for suitable sites for settlement on the north coast of the state (now the Northern Territory).The expedition departed from Newcastle, New South Wales calling at Brisbane and travelling on to Cape York Peninsula. From Cape York it crossed the Gulf of Carpentaria to the Liverpool River, surveying that river and exploring the coast for about one hundred miles east and west of it. The expedition then returned to Burke Town on the Albert River, at the head of the Gulf of Carpentaria, and passing through Cadell Strait, and along the west coast of the Gulf, remaining some time at Maria Island... It discovered the entrance to the Roper River, from the Roper it returned to the Liverpool river, thence sailing westwards to Mount Norris Bay, Adam's Bay, and Victoria River, in search of fuel, food and water.The Notes outline the discoveries of the voyage including the entrance to the Roper River. These notes - which provide the only public account of the expedition - were compiled from Napier's journal by his family and privately printed in Glasgow following his death in 1875.A beautiful copy of a very rare book.

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        THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK [WITH RARE EASTER GREETING]

      London: MacMillan and Co Ltd. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1876. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 83 pages; Thin 8vo. Original buff (brown) cloth illustrated and lettered in black. Spine ends worn, lighter fraying at corners of covers. Surface of cloth a little wavy. Rear hinge cracked. 1st edition, 1st impression. Williams, Madan, Green, “The Lewis Carroll Handbook, ” Crutch ed. , 89 (115). Tipped in at fep: AN EASTER GREETING TO EVERY CHILD WHO LOVES “ALICE. ” (1876). [3] pp. On watermarked paper by E. Towgood. Roman type face on line 12 of page three. In near fine gray cloth clamshell case with leather spine label. .

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        Bibliographie Cornélienne ou description raisonnée de toutes les éditions de Pierre Corneille

      P., Fontaine, 1876.. 1876. Engraved portrait, xv(i), 552 pp. Recent hfcf. over mrbld. brds, contrasting morocco letterpiece gilt, edges uncut, or. front-wrapper (a bit soiled) bnd. in. * Nr. 46 of 50 copies on Whatman paper. VICAIRE VI, 656. ¶ Collation en langue française sur demande. Exemplaire numéroté 46 de 50 sur Whatman. Exemplaire avec couverture de l' éditeur conservée; en très bon état.

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        Leaves of Grass

      Camden, New Jersey: Author's Edition, 1876 One of 600 copies, signed by Whitman on the title page and additionally inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Charles Francis Tonge / from the author." Original white quarter calf and corners, marbled paper boards, gilt lettering to spine label. Light wear and rubbing to edges, toning to spine and along calf edges. Internally, very clean without the usual foxing to text, hinges cracked and secure. Myerson A2.5.c; BAL 21412.. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Geological Observations on the Volcanic Islands and Parts of South America

      New York: D. Appleton and Company - [No date.] Half red leather over marbled boards, leather corners. Top edge gilt. Spine lettering & front cover decoration gilt. Tight binding -- has never been opened flat. Frontispiece with tissue guard. Marbled end papers. Title printed in red. Contents begin with "Preface to the Second Edition." Pp. xxiv, 647, with fold-out maps & illustrations. No. 35 of 1000 copies, acc. to statement on copyright page. This volume reprints the 1876 second edition published in London by Smith, Elder, & Co. Extraordinarily fresh condition in every respect. (Delivery Confirmation number sent for domestic orders.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTORY OF CHEYENNE AND NORTHERN WYOMING EMBRACING THE GOLD FIELDS OF THE BLACK HILLS, POWDER RIVER AND BIG HORN COUNTRIES

      Omaha: Printed at the Herald Steam Book and Job Printing House, 1876.. 144pp. plus folding map. Original printed green wrappers, expertly rebacked in matching green paper. Wrappers a bit wrinkled, a few small tears in edges. Faint circular ink stamp on front wrapper and titlepage. Very clean internally. Very good. In a cloth clamshell box, spine gilt. A fundamental and very scarce work on the region, based on the author's twelve years of residence in the Rocky Mountains and on the plains. He recounts details of the settlement of Cheyenne, events in its early history, the actions of the vigilantes, the pioneer press, early commercial endeavors, etc. The thirteen terminal pages of this work comprise a business directory, including ads for the Union Pacific Railroad, stage lines, land promoters, merchants, etc. "The work is the result of personal observation and experiences in the Dakota-Wyoming country extending over a period of some twelve years on the plains and in the Rocky Mountains. Triggs set out in June of 1863 from Davenport, Iowa, as Lieutenant of the Seventh Iowa Cavalry. He accompanied the command of General Mitchell on the Sioux-Cheyenne expedition of 1864, was then assigned to duty at Fort Halleck; joined the staff of General Curtis at Fort Laramie; fought in the Indian Campaigns of '65, retiring as Captain. From that year onward he devoted himself to prospecting and exploring in the Wyoming Territory" - Eberstadt (asking $200 for a copy in 1937). Triggs produced the first directory of Laramie City in 1875. The map, drawn by W.M. Masi, covers the present state of Wyoming. As a whole, this work comprises one of the earliest and most important histories of the Wyoming-Dakota region. "Exceedingly rare" - Adams, SIX-GUNS. "Of greatest importance"- MIDLAND NOTES. AII (NEBRASKA) 443. HOWES T352, "b." ADAMS SIX- GUNS 2238. ADAMS HERD 2331. GRAFF 4192. JENNEWEIN 83. STREETER SALE 2247. EBERSTADT 109:128. SOLIDAY 885. DECKER 49:273. MIDLAND NOTES 91:530. HOLLIDAY SALE 1102.

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        BEAUCHAMP'S CAREER

      1876. In Three Volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 1876. Original green cloth decorated in black. First Edition of this novel, published actually in November 1875, near the end of its serialization (August 1874 - December 1875) in The Fortnightly Review.~BEAUCHAMP is the first, and greatest, of his [Meredith's] less deeply personal books... It is political. It dabbles with ideology. It has much to say -- and nearly all of it severely critical -- of the condition of England in the middle 1870s... It is a strange, absorbing book, one that makes demands on the reader... It is lyrical, oracular, subtle in its shifting point of view, and funny too... BEAUCHAMP preserves its greatness as a political novel for the main reason that it is the expression of a paradox. It promotes no cause. It isn't Tory. It isn't radical. It floats the notion, everywhere now gaining support, that small is beautiful. [Williams]~This is an unusually clean, near-fine copy, with very little wear (a few faint cover marks, one small hole near the top of one spine) -- quite remarkable for a three-decker novel, as most copies (but not this one) went straight to the lending libraries where they would be plastered with labels and then rented out. Meredith's two last novels, from the 1890s when the libraries were dying out, do frequently turn up in this condition -- but not the earlier ones, such as BEAUCHAMP'S CAREER. Collie IX; Sadleir 1688 (and pp 380-381, where he ranks this novel eighth in scarcity among Meredith's fifteen works of fiction). Loosely inserted is the 1948 customs declaration when the most-recent owner of this set bought it from Myers & Co. of New Bond Street.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Pleasures of Angling with Rod and Reel for Trout and Salmon

      New York: Sheldon & Company. Good+; Spine ends corners worn.. 1876. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Publisher's cloth with gilt spine and fishing scene on spine and front board, repeated in blind on rear board, xiv, [1], 264p., illustrated with plates. **Bruns D-38: "This was the first book dedicated to fly fishing in America." Inscribed: "To Mrs. F.J. Benedict, From her Friend, Geo. Dawson, Feb. 1879."; Signed by Author .

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        Atlas d'Histoire Naturelle. Champignons. Gravures en chromolithographie avec texte explicatif.

      J. Bonhoure et C.ie, (1876)., Paris, - In-4° (325x210mm), pp. 22, (1) di indice + 30 tavv. cromolitografiche f.t. di cui una moncroma e le restanti a colori con raffigurazioni di varietà di funghi (solo la tav. 30 reca l'indicazione "Imp. J.F. Schreiber à Esslingen"). Cartonatura editoriale riccamente figurata (immagini di funghi, piante, insetti). Dorso in percallina rossa con titolo manoscritto al dorso. Ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione, rara, di questo bellissimo atlante micologico. Il testo illustra in dettaglio i funghi riprodotti nelle tavole.

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        THE KNIGHTS TEMPLARS. ENLARGED FROM THE RESEARCHES OF NUMEROUS AUTHORS

      1876. Addison, C.G. THE KNIGHTS TEMPLARS. ENLARGED FROM THE RESEARCHES OF NUMEROUS AUTHORS,...THE WHOLE AFFORDING A COMPLETE HISTORY OF MASONIC KNIGHTHOOD, FROM THE ORIGIN OF THE ORDERS TO THE PRESENT TIME, ADAPTED TO THE AMERICAN SYSTEM. By Robert Macoy. NY: William T. Anderson, c1873. Revised Edition 1876. 632pp., ads., 2 color lithograph illustrations, numerous black and white full page illustrations and illustrations within the text. 8vo. Half-leather over marbled paper-covered boards, raised bands, gilt stamping on spine, marbled e.pages. This book came from the estate of Guy Brasford Park, 38th Governor of Missouri (1933); the book originally belonging to his father Thomas Woodson Park. On the front cover of the book is a narrow leather label stamped in gold with "T.W. Park". The back cover shows shelf-rubbing and wear along the edges, with much less rubbing on front cover, the interior is bright and clean. With the exception of the shelf-rubbing on the covers, this is a fine bright leatherbound hardcover copy

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        A COOK BOOK COMPILED BY A COMMITTEE OF LADIES FOR THE REFRESHMENT

      1876. [WOMEN - YWCA]. A COOK BOOK COMPILED BY A COMMITTEE OF LADIES FOR THE REFRESHMENT DEPARTMENT OF THE FAIR OF THE YOUNG WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION|ACADEMY OF MUSIC, MAY, 1876. New York: Sears & Cole, 1876. 70 pp. 12mo., textured flexible blue cloth stamped in gilt and blind. The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official World's Fair in the United States, was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to celebrate the the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. "Dr. Mary Walker's Ginger Cordial"is included with the recipes. Dr. Mary Edwards Walker (1832-1919) was an American feminist, abolitionist, author, prohibitionist, alleged spy, prisoner of war, surgeon, and the only woman to receive the Medal of Honor. At the beginning of the American Civil War, she volunteered for the Union Army as a civilian. At first, she was only allowed to practice as a nurse, as the Army had no female surgeons. After the war, she became a writer and lecturer, supporting such issues as health care, temperance, women's rights and dress reform for women. She wore men's clothes exclusively for the rest of her life. She wrote extensively, including a combination biography and commentary called HIT and a second book, UNMASKED, OR THE SCIENCE OF IMMORTALITY. Post-war, Walker was recommended for the Medal of Honor by Generals William Tecumseh Sherman and George Henry Thomas. On November 11, 1865, President Andrew Johnson signed a bill to present her the Medal, specifically for her services at the First Battle of Bull Run (Manassas). In 1917, the U.S. Congress revised the standards for the awarding of the Medal, so that it could only be given to those who had been involved in "actual combat with the enemy," and revoked more than 900 previously awarded Medals, including that of Dr. Mary Edwards Walker. Although ordered to return the Medal, she refused to do so and continued to wear it until her death. President Jimmy Carter restored her Medal posthumously in 1977. Light wear to covers at corners and spine. Coated brown endpapers. Gilt and cloth clean and bright. Faint erased pencil marks to title page. Page 37: "Dr. Mary Walker's Ginger Cordial." Advertisements, some illustrated, at rear. None in OCLC; not in the University of Michigan Culinary Collection.

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        Survivors of the Chancellor Diary of J. R. Kazallon, Passenger

      Boston: James R. Osgood & Company, 1876. First American Illustrated Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. vii, 358 pages. The first Illustrated American edition. Original green cloth with beveled boards and green and black decorations. Rebacked, with original soiled spine panel laid down, and rear flyleaf replaced. Edgewear and minor chipping to front flyleaf and following blank (which also has a previous owner name stamped on it). The following leaf, an extra illustrated title page, is in nice shape. A sound copy of a scarce title. For a rather complex publishing history, seeTaves & Michaluk 104 (p 151) Shortly after publication of this work, Osgood "sold at auction in New York City plates and remainders of many Verne books ... which were both bought by Albert Mason. Mason apparently sold them to Porter and Coates, who published an edition in December 1876 with a dozen illustrations, and different cover decorations. Scarce in the marketplace. See also Myers 47 (p 55) who notes these were apparently bound from the English sheets with the American title page added.

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        THE TWO DESTINIES: A Romance

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1876. First edition. Near Fine. Two 8vo volumes, collating: [8], 311, [blank]; [4], 301, [blank]. In attractive full calf with original cloth covers bound into end of each volume. With half title in the first volume, none in the second (as issued). Lacking 32 page publisher's catalogue. Leather covers with minor wear at spine ends and along hinges, but solid. Internal contents are about Fine with hardly any discoloration or unattractive foxing. & & A scarce first, following serialization in Harper's Bazar. Collins explores the themes of intertwined spirits and supernatural visitations as he follows the ill-fated lives of two people destined for each other, but pushed apart by society. Not noted in Sadlier and apparently not auctioned during the past 30 years. Additional images available upon request. Near Fine.

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        Bulgarian Horrors and Russia in Turkistan

      Bernard Tauchnitz 1876 - Leipzig, 1876. 12mo, 272 pp. Many of Gladstone's works collected, including "Bulgarian Horrors and the Question of the East," "Russian Policy and Deeds in Turkistan," "Speech at Blackheath," Life and Speeches of the Prince Consort: Court of Queen Victoria," and "Italy and her Church." Contemporary restoration with original quarter leather over marble paper binding preserved. First six pages have been restored at margins with a portion of contents page missing, contents otherwise generally very good. Some chipping to margins of publisher's catalog which is bound at rear. A very scarce collection. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poetical Works, The ...[And:] The Prose Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

      1876 / 1880. The Best Edition of the Poetical and Prose Works of ShelleySHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Edited by Harry Buxton Forman. In Four Volumes. London: Reeves and Turner, 1876-1877. [Together with:] SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The Prose Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Edited by Harry Buxton Forman. In Four Volumes. London: Reeves and Turner, 1880.First edition edited by H. Buxton Forman. Together eight octavo volumes (8 7/16 x 5 3/8 inches; 214 x 136 mm.). Frontispieces and plates.Uniformly bound in 1963 by Bayntun of Bath (stamp-signed to verso of ffep) in half emerald calf over green cloth. Raised bands. Gilt-decorated compartments. Black and crimson morocco spine labels. A spectacular set.“The first edition [of The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley] appeared in 1876-7, and in 1880 the Prose Works also were published Mr. Forman. In the same year (1880) the eight volumes were issued under a collective title, The Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley in Verse and Prose, etc.” (Granniss).“It would be difficult indeed to over-estimate the gains which have accrued to the lovers of Shelley from the strenuous labours of Mr. Harry Buxton Forman, C.B. He too has enlarged the body of Shelley’s poetry (Mr. Forman’s most notable addition is the second part of ‘The Daemon of the World’, which he printed privately in 1876, and included in his Library Edition of the ‘Poetical Works’ published in the same year…but, important as his editions undoubtedly are, it may safely be affirmed that his services in this direction constitute the least part of what we owe him. He has vindicated the authenticity of the text in many places, while in many others he has succeeded, with the aid of manuscripts, in restoring it. His untiring industry in research, his wide bibliographical knowledge and experience, above all, his accuracy, as invariable as it is minute, have combined to make him, in the words of Professor Dowden, ‘our chief living authority on all that relates to Shelley’s writings.’ His name stands securely linked for all time to Shelley’s by a long series of notable words, including three successive editions (1876, 1882, 1892) of the Poems, an edition of the Prose Remains, as well as many minor publications—a Bibliography (“The Shelley Library”, 1886) and several Facsimile Reprints of the early issues, edited for the Shelley Society” (Preface to the Oxford Edition of The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley, edited by Thomas Hutchinson (1914).Granniss 89.

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        The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley / Edited by Harry Buxton Forman - [Complete in 4 Volumes]

      London : Reeves And Turner [1876-1877], 1876. 1st Buxton Forman edition in this form. Physical desc. : 4 v. : ill. , fronts. (ports. ) . , pl. , facsim. ; 22 cm. A fine set in the original, full calf. Period sympathetically re-backed with a red Morocco gilt-blocked label; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans &c. On request.

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        The Poetical and the Prose Works

      London: Reeves and Turner, 1876., 1876. First Buxton Forman Edition. 8 volumes; 8vo (9 x 9½ inches). Finely bound in full mid-blue morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and gilt to spines; gilt rule to boards; marbled end papers; top edges gilt. Engraved portrait frontispiece to each vol.I. A superb set. This leather bound set is held in our warehouse. Please contact us should you wish to view it.

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        Dictionnaire de la Langue Dene-Dindjie. Dialectes Montagnais Ou Chippewayan, Peaux de Lievre et Loucheux Renfermant En Outre Un Grand Nombre de Termes Propresa Sept Autres Dialectes de la Meme Langue Precede d'une Monographie Des Dene-Dindjie d'une Grammaire et de Tableaux Synoptiques Des Conjugaisons

      Paris: Ernest Leroux 1876, 1st Edition. () lxxxviii,367pp. Very good. Folio. Bound in 20th century course tan cloth. Leather spine label. Marbled endpapers. Speckled edges. Original front wrapper bound. 5 large folding tables bound in at the rear. A clean tight copy. Rare. Printed in an edition of 200 copies with 50 copies on Holland paper and 150 copies on regular of which this is an example. Petitot's massive dictionary was printed in 4 parallel column's. After many years of first hand experience collecting data in the north, Petitot returned to France in 1874 and published this massive work (4.5 Kgs!), probably still the best reference in the field..

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        CARTA TOPOGRAPHICA DA CIDADE DE LISBOA E SEUS ARREDORES.

      - [levantamento cartográfico]: referido a 30 de Julho de 1876 /; redigida e gravada sob a direcção do General Filippe Folque e do contra-almirante F. M. Pereira da Silva. Direcção Geral dos Trabalhos Geodésicos; grav. Maia Mesquita Junior e Mesquita Sénior. Lisboa : Direcção Geral dos Trabalhos Geodésicos, 1878 [no canto superior esquerdo da mancha.] 1 planta : [litografia ] em 2 folhas a preto e branco, curvas de nível a sépia; 80x110 cm, em folha de 83,5x116 cm. cada folha. Escala 1:5000[exemplar emoldurado]. 'Abrange desde a Torre de Belém até ao Beato, e para o Norte chega até à estrada da antiga circunvalação. Foi gravada por «Maia, Mesquita Junior, e Mesquita Sénior». Uma legenda constituída por 505 rúbricas numeradas, dispostas em 9 colunas, com alturas variáveis, está colocada no canto inferior direito da mancha' [In catálogo 'Cartografia Portuguesa do Marquês de Pombal a Filipe Folque'-O Património Historico Cartográfico do Instituto Geográfico e Cadastral. Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa, 1982, nº 72 e nº 72]. Em 1856, D. Maria II, manda levantar a Carta topográfica de Lisboa. Depois de décadas de instabilidade política Fontes Pereira de Melo, iniciara a modernização do reino, período que ficou conhecido como o "Fontismo". Para tal era fundamental um plano nacional de levantamento cartográfico, e assim, decidir quais as obras publicas necessárias. Nesse sentido, foi nomeado o General Felipe Folque (1800-1874), encarregue de executar a Carta Corográfica de Portugal à escala de 1:100 000 e a Carta Topográfica da Cidade de Lisboa à grande escala de 1:500, pela quantia de trezentos mil reis. Devido ao complexo trabalho necessário para a execução da tarefa, Filipe Folque decidiu abrir um concurso público, ao qual concorrerão três empresas particulares. A tarefa foi adjudicada aos topógrafos Carlos Pezerat, Francisco Goullard e César Goullard. A empresa durou três anos e foi concluída com grande eficácia, o que notabilizou a qualidade e o prestígio dos trabalhos geográficos portugueses no século xix. "É, sem dúvida, obra de muito valor, não só pelo que representa quanto à cuidadosa e trabalhosa triangulação, levantamento e desenho das suas folhas bases, que permitiu a publicação da Carta Topográfica de Lisboa na escala de 1:5000, a primeira publicada com curvas de nível e cuja matriz em pedra pode servir de modelo, pela pureza do traço, delineamento das ruas, configuração das edificações e ondulado das águas, como também pelo que em si encerra de valioso documentário, mostrando a topografia de Lisboa na época imediatamente anterior à das transformações por que passou a cidade no seu primeiro plano de grande urbanização. A Carta Topográfica de Lisboa, na escala de 1/5.000. como Litografia daquele tempo pode ser considerada como uma das mais célebres, patenteando mais uma vez o merecimento dos artistas portugueses.' In Luiz de Pina Manique, Subsídios para a História da Cartografia Portuguesa. 'Carta topográfica de Lisboa em 1856, levantada por Filipe Folque, com definição minuciosa da área administrativa da cidade e das zonas de maior densidade urbana. Apresenta legenda explicativa em rodapé. O desenvolvimento da capital entre 1850 e 1870 foi mais orgânico do que planeado, não obstante o Município tivesse intenção de programar uma Lisboa moderna. Neste contexto, a Direcção dos Trabalhos Geodésicos, Cadastrais e Topográficos do Reino foi encarregue de proceder a um levantamento exacto da cidade de Lisboa. Os trabalhos, que decorreram sobre a orientação de Filipe Folque, foram adjudicados a C. Pezarat, F. Goullard e C. Goullard, deles resultando 65 folhas de levantamentos topográficos efectuados entre 1856 e 1858. A cidade representada nesta carta não difere grandemente da que foi levantada sob a direcção de Duarte José Fava em 1807, verificando-se apenas algumas alterações pontuais ao nível da sua fisionomia (zonas ajardinadas, melhoramentos viários) e dos seus limites, por se pressupor um alargamento até ao Poço do Bispo.

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        Bird's-Eye View of Philadelphia

      Harper & Brothers, 1876. unbound. very good(+). Theo. R. Davis. View. Wood engraving with hand coloring. Page measures 22" x 32". Beautifully detailed view of the city from the Delaware River. Vignette scenes include Independence Hall, Girard College, Fairmount Water Works, Where the first American flag was made, U.S. Mint and the Masonic Temple. Published as a supplement to Harper's Weekly, May 27, 1876. Minor scattered staining in margins, reinforcements to original folds. Also available uncolored.

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        Ornithological Miscellancy, 3 volumes, complete

      London: Trubner and Co.; B. Quaritch; R.H. Porter, 1876-1878. First edition.. Some faint foxing to the rear side of the marbled endpapers, the text and plates are bright and clean; a near fine set in a very attractive period binding.. Pp. (13), 321; (15), 477; (9), 276, + 139 total plates (3 lithographed frontispieces, 105 hand-colored and color-tinted plates, 3 partly colored maps, 28 monochrome plates). Contemporary half morocco with five raised bands, gilt-titled with gilt panel decorations, over marbled boards with matching marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, lg 4to (13 x 9.5 inches; 330 x 245mm). Forty-one of the hand-colored plates are after Keulemans, others are after Smit and other artists. This set, originally issued in 14 parts at irregular intervals, is edited by Rowley and contains contributions by him and by noted ornithologists of the day such as Dresser, Finsch, Gurney, Meyer, Newton, Prjevalsky, Salvin, Seebohm, Sclater, Sharpe, and others. These three volumes contain articles on the avifauna of Mongolia, Tibet, New Zealand, Guinea, the Fiji Islands, Madagascar, and the Mascarene Islands among other areas. See also Zimmer 533; Anker 432; Fine Bird Books (1990) 137; Casey Wood 543.

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        Recollections and Experiences of an Abolitionist; from 1855 to 1865 (Signed by Ross)

      Toronto: Rowsell & Hutchinson, 1876. 2nd. Hard Cover. Very Good. Presentation copy. 8vo, Original green cloth gilt. [12], xii, [2], [1]-203pp., frontispiece, illustrated. , frontispiece, illustrated. Some modest rubbing to the spinal extremities. Inside very clean. A very good+ and attractive author signed presentation copy.& Handwritten note from 1918 on back enpapapers., "Presented to William Gebb, Esq. with sentiments of high respect By the Author Jany 1 of 1886", First edition published in 1875.& Ross was very active in the Underground Railroad in Canada, the border states and the South, particularly in New Orleans, Alabama and Kentucky. He was imprisoned for inciting slaves to escape and consulted on numerous occasions with both John Brown and, later, with Abraham Lincoln. & This edition includes letters of commendation for the book (not included in the first edition) from Harriet Beecher Stowe, J.G. Whittier, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Lydia Maria Child, Mary Brown (widow of John), William Lloyd Garrison, Gerrit Smith, Lucretia Mott, Wendell Phillips, William Gladstone, Guisuippe Garibaldi and many others. Also includes sentiments contributed exclusively to the second edition from William Cullen Bryant and William Lloyd Garrison. & Work p.340, Blockson Collection 9890.

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        Early Chinese Jades

      The Rare Author?s Special Signed & Numbered Leather Bound Edition Special Author?s edition, signed by the author, bound in pigskin, printed on handmade paper with an additional color plate. Number 56 of 60.Contains 8 color plates and 56 half-tone plates, each plate accompanied by guard sheet with descriptive letterpress.xx, 148 p. : ill., 64 plates11.75? by 9.5? by 1.75?Top edge gilt. Very Good. Some wear to top and bottom of spine as well as the corners of the cover. Extremely rare.  Dame Una Pope-Hennessy (1876 ? 17 August 1949), née Birch, was a British writer, historian and biographer. She was the daughter of Sir Arthur Birch, and married Major (later Major-General) Richard Pope-Hennessy in 1910. During the First World War, she was a member of the Central Prisoners of War Committee of the British Red Cross Society. For this work, she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 1920 civilian war honours. Her two sons were both notable in their own right: James Pope-Hennessy was a writer and Sir John Pope-Hennessy an art historian. In addition to her noted biographies of Charles Dickens and Edgar Allen Poe, Dame Pope-Hennessy published Early Chinese Jades in 1923 about Chinese jade figurines, which she collected.

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        Passages from Modern English Poets

      London: William Tegg, 1876. First edition. Quarto. Original publisher's blindstamped cloth with gilt designs on cover and spine. Illustrated with 47 lithograph etchings (on 45 pages) by artists from the Junior Etching Club including John Everett Millais, J. Whistler, John Tenniel, Walter Severn, Viscount Bury, M.J. Lawless, Henry Moore, C. Rossiter and many more. A.E.G. Printed on thick card stock. An exceedingly fresh copy with minimal wear to covers, internally clean and bright with ony occasional very minor foxing. Near fine copy of a scarce Pre-Raphaelite work seldom found in this condition

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        TWO RIVULETS Including Democratic Vistas, Centennial Songs, and Passage to India. In a signed binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe / Zaehnsdorf. [First Printing of only 100 copies]

      Camden, New Jersey:, 1876. First Edition. Near Fine. SIGNED AND DATED BY WALT WHITMAN ON THE FRONTISPIECE ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPH OF THE AUTHOR. A Near Fine hardback First Edition First Printing (one of only 100 printed) in Fine Sangorski & Sutcliffe / Zaehnsdorf green full morocco leather binding with gilt lettering and rules on the spine which is in six compartments. Binding with turn-ins gilt ruled. In a custom marbled paper covered, lined slipcase. The First Printing is distinguished by the presence of a blank leaf between "As a Strong Bird on Pinions Free" and "Memoranda During the War" which is present in this copy. A single page of advertising of Whitman's works is in the rear. 8vo. 32, [1 blank leaf], 84, [1 blank leaf], 18, [1 blank leaf], [iv], v-x, [4], 14, [2], [1 blank leaf], 68 [1 blank leaf], [i-iii], iv, [1], 6-120, [1 blank leaf], [1 Advertising] pp. The Rare Signed First Printing

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        From One Inventor to Another: Thomas Edison Revises His Contract With A.B. Dick to Produce and Sell the First Mimeograph Machine

      Since the 18th century, inventors had been trying to discover a method of mechanically repro- & ducing documents, so that they would not have to be tediously hand-copied. Some, like Thomas & Jefferson's polygraph, worked but were impractical for wide-spread office use. In 1876 Thomas & Edison came up with his first solution and patented his "Edison Electric Pen" which was based & on a stencil system for copying handwritten documents. It was successful, but sales were con- & strained by the fact that many office clerks did not have the skill to maintain the complicated & battery that was required. In 1884, basing his work on Edison's and experimenting with a file and & waxed wrapping paper, A.B. Dick discovered the mimeograph process. His company acquired & Edison's copying system patents and, with Edison's active support, began manufacturing and & marketing Edison Mimeograph systems in 1887. Models were sold in rectangular wooden boxes & that contained a hand printing frame and a hinged frame that held the stencil. The boxes also & contained an ink roller, an inking slate, ink, varnish and a brush for making corrections, waxed & stencil paper, blotters, a writing stylus, and a writing plate with a file-like surface. & Typed Letter Signed on his early, scarce Wall Street letterhead, New York, December 30, 1887, & to the A.B. Dick Company, amending their contract to set the timing for payment of royalties & for the first mimeograph machines. "In reference to our contract regarding the Edison Mimeograph, & which provides that reports of your sales shall be sent to me on the first of each month as specified therein, & I hereby authorize you to tender these reports on the 15th day of each of said months instead of the first." & The Edison/Dick relationship was success- & ful. Dick sold over 80,000 Edison Mimeo- & graphs by 1892 and over 200,000 by 1899. The & mimeograph was not merely the first practi- & cal office reproduction technology, but it re- & mained the primary one until it began to be & supplanted by photocopying in the 1960s. &

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        [Mort de Pepe Illo - 3rd composition] Plate F of Loizelet edition of "Tauromaquia"

      [Paris: E. Loizelet, 1876]. Etching and aquatint on fine laid "Arches" watermarked paper, 3rd edition. 9 5/8 x 13 3/4 inches. 13 x 19 inches. An inimitable and intense Goya tableau depicting the death of a matador La Tauromaquia, Goya's magnificent series on bullfighting has a different emotional tone than the etchings of the horrors of war, the satires on human stupidites, vanities and fantasies because it is only a kind of registering without judgement of the ways of nature. There is nothing to deplore or regret or reform, there is only a dark fascination with the raw facts of life and death. In this plate, his third effort to show the death of the toreador Jose Delgado Guerra, known as Pepe Hillo, in 1801, Goya uses degrees of murkiness and a flash of light to create the sense of sudden shock, a freeze frame in which the impossible seems to have happened. The very popular matador is swung into the air on the horns of the bull, while the bull is lanced by the picador. Goya published 33 of the aquatints he created for "Tauromaquia" and put seven others aside. The seven additional plates were first published in 1876 in Loizelet's edition of the work, each with a capital letter in the upper right. This is plate F, and it is one of three plates concerning the death of Pepe- Hillo. Harris, v. I,p. 173 - 176 p. v.II, p. 306-308 & 356; Delteil 262; Hind 256

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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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        UNCLE JOHN'S DROLLERIES: TEN LITTLE NIGGERS * ARK ALPHABET

      1876. 2. McLOUGHLIN PUB. UNCLE JOHN'S DROLLERIES: ARK ALPHABET * DASH'S HOLIDAYS * MISS MOUSER'S TEA PARTY * TEN LITTLE NIGGERS. NY: McLoughlin Bros. circa 1876. 4to (7 1/2 x 10 1/2"), brownish-red cloth, pictorial paste- on, spine ends repaired and edges rubbed, VG+. Containing the 4 titles listed above, each with 8 incredible full page chromolithographs (3 of which are glorious double-page spreads). The quality of the color printing is high. Miss Mouser's Tea Party features cats, Dasher's Holidays features dogs and the last title is the classic counting rhyme of the Ten Little Niggers with grossly stereotypical portrayals. This is a particularly nice copy of a rare book.

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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

      Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1876. First Edition. Square octavo (22.5cm); publisher's blue cloth boards, blocked in gilt and black on spine and covers; original peach endpapers; all edges gilt; [i]-[xvi], [17]-[275] + 4pp. publisher's ads. Blanck's First Printing, on wove paper with two blank pages between half-title and frontispiece; laid-paper triple fly-leaves front and back; earliest state of half-title, with "THE" in smaller type (per Ahearn). Expertly, almost invisibly, rebacked, preserving the original spine and endpapers; similarly expert strengthening and retouching to board corners. Spine a little rubbed and dull; light rubbing to boards. Internally fresh, with scattered thumb-soil and a few faint spots of foxing to text, but overall an attractive, Very Good copy of the uncommon gilt-edged issue. & & Issued some six months after the London edition, this most quintessentially American of American novels is comparatively uncommon in the First Printing, with only 5000 copies reputedly issued. A Second Printing, on laid paper, was issued on the same day. According to Blanck (citing the publisher's stock-book), a total of only 748 copies was issued in cloth with gilt page edges, and the Ahearns place a premium on these copies in their APG. GROLIER AMERICAN, 89. BAL 3369. BLANCK ("Peter Parley to Penrod") p.43ff.

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        THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER. [First Edition.] 1876

      Hartford, Conn.: Chicago, Ill.: Cincinnati, Ohio. A. Roman & Company, San Francisco, Cal: The American Publishing Company, 1876 (copyright 1875). FIRST EDITION. The first printing (5,000 copies) was published the same day as the second printing (also 5,000 copies), so even those who arrived at their bookshops at the crack of dawn on the day of publication had only a 50% chance of getting a first printing. The entire 1876 first edition was 10,000 copies. This is the second issue, with the frontispiece on the verso of the half title page, and the ads stating revised December 1, 1876. As is standard on all first editions, the copyright page is dated 1875, and the title page 1876. Albeit being in exceptionally poor and worn condition throughout, this book is complete with no loss of text, and with all pages present, including the end papers. All pages were checked and accounted for, This copy would be an excellent candidate for rebinding, which would also increase it's value. All 274 pages, the conclusion page, and 4 pages of ads, and the end papers are present and accounted for. There is a period signature on the half title page of 'Mark Twain', that although looks authentic is very likely not Twain's, though the ink is from that period. Please understand the condition of this book before purchasing it. It is in exceptionally poor condition, albeit textually and illustratively complete. It more closely resembled a loose stack of paper, than it does a book. With many sections and pages detached from the text block. There is substantial usage wear, dirt, thumbing, and the like. The end papers are severely worn and chipped. Most pages are still held together in the likeness of a book. The boards are detached and the spine is long gone. Despite the poor condition, this is a true First Edition of this highly desirable book. An excellent reading copy, as well. This book is the most affordable copy presently available online, and it's complete. All books are professionally wrapped, to help ensure safe handling during transit. We regularly ship internationally. And, we offer a full refund guarantee, per our terms as described on our site, with notification of such intent requested. Additional photographs are available. Please contact us with any inquiries.

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        A Quaint Treatise on "Flees, and the Art a Artyfichall Flee Making," By an Old Man Well Known on the Derbyshire Streams as a First-Class Fly-Fisher a Century Ago. Printed from an Old Ms. Never Before Published, the Original Spelling and Language Being Retained, with Editorial Notes and Patterns of Flies, and Samples of the Materials for Making Each Fly

      London: John B. Day, 3, Savoy Street, Strand, 1876. First edition, second issue. 4to. Two chromolithograph plates after James Poole, 2 completed flies and 23 flies with dressing materials displayed in 22 sunken mounts on six leaves. Title page printed in red and black, title and text printed within double red rules. xiii, [xiv, blank], [xv, errata], 91 pp. Original green cloth stamped in gilt and black, a.e.g. Magnificent copy. Heckscher 18; Litchfield 49; Gee 84; Kerridge 79; Westwood & Satchell 3; Flyfisher's Journal, Summer 2000, pp.31-36 . The manuscript upon which Aldam based his text appeared at auction in 1999; the author's name was revealed to be Robert Whitehead, but nothing further of the author is known. Both issues of this scarce work bear the date 1876 on the spine; a very few are recorded with a title page date of 1875, but it appears that no copies were actually sold until the Spring of 1876. Approximately 200 copies were sold over a period of several years. A beautiful production, in brighter than usual condition

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        Poetical Works, The [And] The Prose Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

      1876. first edition. The Best Edition of the Poetical and Prose Works of Shelley,in a Superb Cosway-Style Binding by Bayntun (Rivière)[COSWAY-STYLE BINDING]. SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Edited by Harry Buxton Forman. In Four Volumes. London: Reeves and Turner, 1876-1877. [Together with:] SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The Prose Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Edited by Harry Buxton Forman. In Four Volumes. London: Reeves and Turner, 1880.First edition edited by H. Buxton Forman. Together eight octavo volumes (8 7/16 x 5 3/8 inches; 214 x 136 mm.). Frontispieces and plates.Uniformly bound by Bayntun (Rivière) of Bath (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in) in mid twentieth-century dark brown crushed levant morocco. Covers with gilt triple fillet border, spines decoratively ruled and lettered in gilt in compartments with five raised bands, board edges with gilt-dotted rule, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A spectacular set.Volume I of The Poetical Works is set with a fine oval portrait miniature (3 3/16 x 2 7/16 inches; 81 x 62 mm.) on ivory under glass of Shelley, surrounded by an inner oval band of onlaid russet morocco within single gilt fillets and an outer decorative intertwining gilt border which is set with sixteen semi-precious stones. A superb example. From the library of William A. Foyle , with his bookplate on front pastedown.“The first edition [of The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley] appeared in 1876-7, and in 1880 the Prose Works also were published Mr. Forman. In the same year (1880) the eight volumes were issued under a collective title, The Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley in Verse and Prose, etc.” (Granniss).“It would be difficult indeed to over-estimate the gains which have accrued to the lovers of Shelley from the strenuous labours of Mr. Harry Buxton Forman, C.B. He too has enlarged the body of Shelley’s poetry (Mr. Forman’s most notable addition is the second part of ‘The Daemon of the World’, which he printed privately in 1876, and included in his Library Edition of the ‘Poetical Works’ published in the same year…but, important as his editions undoubtedly are, it may safely be affirmed that his services in this direction constitute the least part of what we owe him. He has vindicated the authenticity of the text in many places, while in many others he has succeeded, with the aid of manuscripts, in restoring it. His untiring industry in research, his wide bibliographical knowledge and experience, above all, his accuracy, as invariable as it is minute, have combined to make him, in the words of Professor Dowden, ‘our chief living authority on all that relates to Shelley’s writings.’ His name stands securely linked for all time to Shelley’s by a long series of notable words, including three successive editions (1876, 1882, 1892) of the Poems, an edition of the Prose Remains, as well as many minor publications—a Bibliography (“The Shelley Library”, 1886) and several Facsimile Reprints of the early issues, edited for the Shelley Society” (Preface to the Oxford Edition of The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley, edited by Thomas Hutchinson [1914]).Granniss 89.

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        Discoveries & Surveys in New Guinea and the Dentrecasteaux Islands

      London,: John Murray,, 1876.. Octavo, with a folding map (early tape repairs) and six plates and charts; small ink stain on front marbled endpaper; a very good copy in contemporary half calf, gilt decorated spine, slight wear to extremities. The scarce first edition, in nice condition.The expeditions of HMS Basilisk placed more than one hundred and forty islands and many excellent harbours on the chart. Moresby's book, which has always been popular, includes material on the Torres Strait, Black-Birding, a Corroboree, Norfolk Island, Rotumah, Santa Cruz, Ambrym, Pentecost, the discovery of Port Moresby and Fairfax Harbour, Yule Island, the D'Entrecasteaux Group, the discovery of China Straits, taking conditional possession of newly-discovered islands, discovery of Milne Bay, Killerton Group, finding the true East Cape of New Guinea, and much more.

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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

      London: John Murray, 1876. xviii, [4], 327pp, [1], 32pp adverts. Original gilt decorated cloth, bevelled boards, title and author to spine with small device, upper cover with central gilt device. Rubbed to extremities, corners worn, small knock to lower cover towards foot, a couple of small black ink marks to upper cover. Front inner joint strengthened, folding map paper-backed and with several old small repairs, but no loss, otherwise internally quite bright and clean. For Moresby see the ODNB. Ferguson 12801. First Edition. Hardback. Good+/No Jacket. 8vo.

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        Recollections and Experiences of an Abolitionist; from 1855 to 1865 (Signed and inscribed by by Ross)

      Toronto: Rowsell & Hutchinson, 1876. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Presentation copy. 8vo, Brown cloth with gilt type on spine and front cover which also has black border and decorations. [12], xii, [2], [1]-203pp., frontispiece, illustrated. Scattered foxing, mostly to the first and last few pages, some modest rubbing to the spinal extremities and a small, unobtrusive paint splash on the rear board, a sound and attractive very good or better copy.& Ross was very active in the Underground Railroad in Canada, the border states and the South, particularly in New Orleans, Alabama and Kentucky. He was imprisoned for inciting slaves to escape and consulted on numerous occasions with both John Brown and, later, with Abraham Lincoln. , Inscribed by the author to the son of John Brown (John Brown Jr.): "Presented to John Brown, Jr. with the Author's affectionate regards. Toronto, Canada. April 2, 1878." This copy represents an excellent link to John Brown (Ross knew and met) via his son, John Brown, Jr. who took over the leadership of his family and continued his father's activities after this father's death in 1859., First edition published in 1875. This edition includes letters of commendation for the book (not included in the first edition) from Harriet Beecher Stowe, J.G. Whittier, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Lydia Maria Child, Mary Brown (widow of John), William Lloyd Garrison, Gerrit Smith, Lucretia Mott, Wendell Phillips, William Gladstone, Guisuippe Garibaldi and many others. Also includes sentiments contributed exclusively to the second edition from William Cullen Bryant and William Lloyd Garrison. & Work p.340, Blockson Collection 9890.

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        The Hunting of the Snark an Agony in Eight Fits

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1876. First edition, with last page of ads. Covers a tad darkened, gilt still strong, front cover with some small stains; spine and edges a little rubbed, spine ends with slight wear; several owner names in ink, earliest 1879. 12mo.

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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        The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits

      London: MacMillan and Co. Limited, 1876. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good: A tidy example. All notable faults: Minor wear on the corners and edges, light surface dirt, light to moderate uneven browning, light foxing on the prelims, light to moderate browning on the title page and previous owner&#39;s bookplate on the front endpaper. 18157. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> First Edition.

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        The Yellowstone National Park and the Mountain Regions of Portions of Idaho, Nevada, Colorado and Utah. Described by Prof. F.V. Hayden ... Illustrated by Chromolithographic Reproductions of Water-colour Sketches, by Thomas Moran

      Boston: L. Prang and Co., 1876. Folio. [2],iv,48pp. of text, including two full-page maps. Fifteen chromolithographs, each on original card mounts. Publisher&#39;s half brown morocco over maroon pebbled cloth boards portfolio binding, with four brass clasps, upper cover stamped in gilt "The Yellowstone Park." With original printed grey wrappers for the fifteen parts laid in, within fine modern morocco backed cloth box. A complete copy of Thomas Moran&#39;s finest published work and a masterpiece of chromolithography: the greatest American color plate book of landscape scenery from the post-Civil War era. This copy is especially remarkable for containing the original wrappers, the first time that we have ever encountered them. There are fifteen wrappers, each of which has printed on the front wrapper: "The / Yellowstone / National Park. / Hayden. / Moran." The verso of the rear wrapper of each of the fifteen parts lists the plates that come with the work, and explains that "each part will contain one plate and its accompanying text. The Title, Table of Contents, Preface, Introduction, and two Maps will be furnished with the last part. L. Prang & Company, Boston." The stunning views in this book are based on Thomas Moran&#39;s work during Ferdinand V. Hayden&#39;s 1871 expedition to northwestern Wyoming, the first survey of what would become Yellowstone National Park. During that summer, Moran laid the basis for some of his most famous works rendered in watercolor, oil and here in chromolithographs. These plates were the first to adequately depict the spectacular scenery of Yellowstone, and have long been considered the most skillful and striking prints of the park. Indeed, these images helped define the American West for much of the public. Louis Prang was the greatest color-printer of his day, and he declared this work his masterpiece. At the time of its production in 1876, it was certainly the most elaborate and successful work of chromolithographic printing undertaken in the United States. Printed on card using numerous lithographic stones to give incredible depth of color, the intended result was to give the prints the appearance of the original paintings. A contemporary review in The Nation declared the prints to bear remarkable likeness to the original watercolors, "an accuracy which we do not think could have been surpassed in any country." The review continues by praising Moran&#39;s artistic sense, "the boldness and facility of the drawing are really impressive." Another reviewer termed the work "a genuine triumph of American graphic art." Moran himself praised Prang&#39;s efforts, writing to him in 1876: "It is in every respect a most sumptuous & magnificent work....It seems to me that Chromo-Lithography has, in your hands, attained perfection so skillfully have you reproduced every shade and tone of color of the originals." The work&#39;s publication marked "the beginning of [Prang&#39;s] dominance of the finest American chromolithographic work in the last quarter of the century" (Reese). Bennett concurs, writing, the book is "marvelously reproduced...hand work could never give the effect of perspective and distance achieved in the towering scenes reproduced here." McClinton declares Prang&#39;s work to be a "monument of American bookmaking" and the "prints have never been surpassed as examples of the best American chromolithography...unexcelled among illustrations of the Far West." Kinsey aptly sums up Moran&#39;s efforts: "Had he done nothing else, Moran would be remembered for this series, which remains a landmark in publishing history." Issued in a limited edition with the prints loose in a portfolio (as here), and thus easily extracted for display, few complete copies have survived. This copy especially notable for having the original parts wrappers, the first instance of such that we have ever encountered. Howes H338; Graff 1830; Eberstadt 127:310; Bennett, p. 80; K.M. McClinton Chromolithographs of Louis Prang p. 159; Joni Kinsey, "Moran and the Art of Publishing" in Thomas Moran (Washington: 1997), pp. 318-319; Clark, Thomas Moran: Watercolours of the American West, pp. 43- 45; Reese, Stamped with a National Character 99.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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