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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

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Merchants Rare Books, LLC]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. (IOBA)]
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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.

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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.

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        MONTHLY RECORD OF RESULTS OF OBSERVATIONS IN METEOROLOGY, TERRESTRIAL MAGNETISM,

      - tc., etc., taken at the Melbourne Observatory, during January 1876; together with abstracts from meteorological observations obtained at various localities in Victoria. Under the superintendence of E. J. White, Acting Government Astronomer [and from April 1876 onwards, under the superintendence of R. L. J. Ellery, Government Astronomer]. A bound run of 36 consecutive issues, from January 1876 to December 1878, each 16 pages, individually paginated; recently bound in half red leather, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, marbled papered boards; new endpapers; edges sprinkled red; occasional faint soiling and creasing; Government Printer, Melbourne, 1876-1878. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Afloat on the Pacific, or Notes of Three Years Life at Sea

      Zanesville, OH., 1876.. b/w plates, ills. &#147;Comprising sketches of people, places, and things along the Pacific coast and among the islands of Polynesia, visited during several voyages of the U.S.S. Lancaster and Saranac.&#148; Marshall served in the Ohio Regiment during the Civil War, and aboard American men-of-war from 1864 through 1867 during which time he was involved in the search for the Shenandoah. &#147;He visited Hawaii, Tahiti, the Marquesas Islands and the west coast of South America.&#148; - Hill 1094. Forbes 3163. O&#146;Reilly and Reitman 1253. Inscribed to a Mr. Detweiler &#147;with compliments of the author.&#148; Bound in original blind stamped cloth with gilt title on backstrip. VG

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        Ecole Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr: 1875-1876

      Franck Editeur 1876 Fort volume In-4° relié oblong, 27,5 x 17cm. Cartonnage éditeur pleine percaline bordeaux avec le titre gravé au premier plat, tranches dorées. Très beau volume composé de 58 planches cartonnées avec des portraits des militaires de Saint-Cyr, tirages originaux du photographe Franck contrecollés. 8 portraits maximum par planches. Plus de 400 photographies de format 3,2 x 4,6 cm. On note deux portraits barrés avec les annotations "démissionnaire" et "tué en duel à Chambéry en mars 98". Le premier plat est détaché de la page de garde, coins de la reliure un peu émoussés. Rare ensemble. (ac) Bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        Vie de Napoléon.

      Calmann-Lévy 1876 - - Calmann-Lévy, Paris _1876, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale. Dos légèrement passé comportant une petite déchirure en pied, deux autres marginales et une tache angulaire sur le premier plat, exemplaire exempt de rousseur. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 460 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        LETTERS AND NOTES WRITTEN DURING THE DISTURBANCES IN THE HIGHLANDS (Known as the "Devil Country")

      - of Viti Levu, Fiji, 1876. In two volumes. Pp. xxii+468+[iv]+376; library binding in later maroon cloth, spines lettered in gilt, slightly rubbed; top edges dark grey; ex library copy, with cancelled bookplate and stamps of The Royal Empire Society N.S.W. Branch on the upper endpapers and outer leaves, a couple of small edge chips or splits, a little light foxing and soiling; privately printed, Edinburgh, 1879. First edition. *Printed 'chiefly as a record which may be preserved by those who took part in the operations to which it relates, but some additional copies have been struck off, with the idea that they may be of interest to friends of the actors in the scenes narrated' [Introduction]. Sir Arthur Hamilton Gordon (1829-1912) was a distinguished colonial administrator who served as Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick from 1861 to 1866; Governor of Trinidad and Tobago (1866-1870); Governor of Mauritius (1871-74); Governor of Fiji (1875-1880); Governor of New Zealand (1880-83); and finally as Governor of Ceylon from 1883 until 1890. During his time in Fiji, Gordon adopted a policy of 'Fiji for the Fijians', and banned the exploitation of Fijians as labourers. He was created Baron Stanmore in 1893. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

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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.

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        THE INDIAN ALPS AND HOW WE CROSSED THEM BY A LADY PIONEER. Being a Narrative of two years Residence in the Eastern Himalaya and two months tour into the Interim.

      First Edition. Longmans Green. 1876.. pp612, demy 8vo, illustrated with numerous woodcuts in text, slight foxing mainly on leaves adjacent to the plates. An inscription, one map with a small tear without loss, 10 coloured lithographs, in original binding of pictorial gilt on red cloth with a little wear on edges else a vg clean copy. The coloured lithoplates were done by the author herself. The Author, along with her army chaplain husband and bearers, followed the Nepal-Sikkim frontier along the Singalila Ridge. Her account of the climb up into the Himalayas begins very much as a travalogue, full of purple prose and comments on the peoples ansd scenery the party encounters.As they get into the mountains however, the deteriorating weather,the difficulty of the terrain and the failure of supplies take their toll. A compelling narrative. The best copy on the market in 1990-2000. CCPS99 US$0

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        Dominica.

      Admiralty, 1876. Large coloured folding chart on linen with small perspective vignette view of the island from the west at lower right. 26 x 38" Tooley 35

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        L'Oeuvre de Jules Jacquemart

      Gazette des Beaux Arts Paris: Gazette des Beaux-Arts. 1876. First. Limited edition. Number 20 of 60 copies. Quarto. 89 pp. 30 x 20 cm. 23 etched plates by Jacquemart, with an original etching and drypoint frontispiece portrait of Jacquemart by M. Desboutin. Complete as issued. Contemporary black half morocco, marbled paper boards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Spine professionally rebacked on linen cloth. Very good. The text pages and plates are near fine; very clean and bright. Laid in are 3 additional etched plates by Jacquemart from a different edition. Jules Ferdinand Jacquemart (1837-1880) was one of the best French reproductive printmakers of the 19th century. He was considered an "etcher's etcher" in his day, and his work was highly esteemed by Maxime Lalanne, Seymour Haden, and other leading printmakers associated with the etching revival of the 1850s and 60s. Very scarce. .

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        Oeuvres de Alfred de Musset (11 Tomes - Complet) [ Oeuvres complètes ] Tome I : Poésies 1828-1833 ; Tome II : Poésies 1833-1852 ; Tomes III, IV, V : Comédies et Proverbes ; Tome VI : Confession d'un Enfant du Siècle ; Tome VII : Nouvelles ; Tome VIII : Contes et Nouvelles ; Tome IX : Mélanges de Littérature et de Critique ; Tome X : Oeuvres Posthumes ; Tome XI : Biographie d'Alfred de Musset par Paul de Musset

      Alphonse Lemerre 1876 11 vol. in-16 reliure d'époque demi-maroquin bleu, dos à 5 nerfs dorés orné (rose mosaïquée en rouge), têtes dorées, non rognés, Alphonse Lemerre, Paris, 1876-1877 : Poésies (2 tomes), Comédies et Proverbes (3 tomes), Nouvelles, Contes et Nouvelles, Confession d'un Enfant du Siècle, Mélanges de Littérature et de Critique, Oeuvres Posthumes , Biographie d'Alfred de Musset par Paul de Musset Belle série bien complète de la biographie d'Alfred par son frère Paul de Musset (qq. dos un peu passés, cachets d'ex-libris en p. de titre). Français

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        Les Cinq Livres de F. Rabelais publiés avec des variantes et un glossaire par P. Chéron (5 Tomes - Complet)

      Jouaust, Librairie des Bibliophiles 1876 Orné de onze eaux-fortes par E. Boilvin, 5 vol. in-16 reliés demi maroquin à coins rouge, dos à 5 nerfs dorés richement ornés, date en queue, filet doré en mors et coins, tête dorée, reliure signée de Champs, coll. Petite Bibliothèque Artistique, Jouaust, Librairie des Bibliophiles, Paris, 1876-1877, Tome I : 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre), 223 pp., portrait de Rabelais et 2 eaux-fortes ; Tome II : 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre), 208 pp. et 2 eaux-fortes ; Tome III : 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre), 271 et 2 eaux-fortes ; Tome IV : 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre), 312 pp., et 2 eaux-fortes ; Tome V : 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre), 307 pp. Magnifique exemplaire du tirage sur hollande, parfaitement établi par Champs, provenant de la bibliothèque Bordes de Fortage (avec son ex-libris), bien complet des 13 belles eaux-fortes d'Emile Adan. Bel et très élégant exemplaire (dos très lég. passés, qq. lég. décharges en regard des illustrations) de cette splendide petite série. Vicaire, I, 604 Français

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        A Monograph of the Nectariniidae, or Family of Sun-Birds.

      London, published by the author, 1876-1880. 4to (318 x 247mm). With 121 handcoloured lithographed plates by Keulemans. Contemporary bordeaux morocco, elaborately gilt on spine, gilt-stamped initials V.D.S. surmounted by a Marquis coronet on both covers, gilt edges. A beautifully bound and very clean copy of one of the most attractively illustrated works by J.G. Keulemans. "An excellent monograph of an interesting family of birds, with descriptions in Latin and English, critical notes, and discussions of habits, etc., from accounts by many different observers. A total of 138 species of the group are recognized..."(Zimmer II, 588). "Keulemans paid particular attention to colour and structure of feathering and his ability to transmit clear, accurate impressions of various plumages was held in much esteem. Overall, his skills for accurate representations are attributable to his detailed study of birds. He was a keen naturalist and to judge from the narratives of his observations, a field ornithologist of note. These attributes often stood him in good stead, as when his specialized knowledge of a particular species made it unnecessary for the author to check anatomical authenticity. As Shelley points out in the Preface to his Sun Birds: 'The illustrations, which form such an important portion of my Monograph, have been executed by Mr Keulemans, whose name is sufficient guarantee for the accuracy of the details and for high artistic skill. The latter is rendered perhaps more striking from his being acquainted with this family of birds in their native haunts; and his notes upon the Sun-birds inhabiting Prince Island have been incorporated in my work'" (Keulemans & Coldewey, 'Feathers to Brush. The Victorian bird artist John Gerard Keulemans' p. 42). The feathering is highlighted in places by the application of gum arabic. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Sir Anthony Eden Earl of Avon. Nissen IVB, 873; Zimmer II, 588.

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        Conchologia Indica: Illustrations of the land and freshwater shells of British India.

      London, L. Reeve & Co., 1876. 4to (210 x 275mm.). pp. xviii, 65, with 160 handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary black calf, gilt. A beautifully produced iconography on the shells of British India. The excellent plates are drawn and lithographed by G.B. Sowerby, the son of G.B.S. Sowerby. He continued the family tradition of writing and illustrating excellent works of natural history especially conchological works. G.B. Sowerby became the best illustrator of conchological works of his time and e.g. illustrated Reeve's monumental 'Conchologia Iconica' in 20 volumes. Sylvanus Charles Thorp Hanley inherited a small fortune at an early age and devoted a lifetime to conchology, giving special attention to bivalves, on which he was a leading authority. Old damage to title, which was once torn and which has been repaired and mounted, else a good copy of this rare item. Nissen ZBI, 1828.

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        Holidays in Tyrol: Klobenstein, Paneveggio and Obladis

      London: Chapman & Hall 1876. First edition. 361, [5] ads pp. Folding map. Rebound with original cloth laid down on buckram. Very good. Ownership signature of George Meredith on the title page, and with a line of verse from Meredith's A Ballad of Fair Ladies in Revolt, in his hand (which differs somewhat from the published version) tipped to the front blank: "VIII. The manners of the market, honest sirs, 'Tis hard to cast off when you spy the wares: you flatter." A Ballad... was published in 1876 in New Quarterly Magazine, and it presented two ways in which men might respond to women's "revolt" against Victorian sexism.

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        Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe (Romeo and Juliet in the Village)

      G. J. Goschen, Stuttgart, Germany, 1876. Very Good with no dust jacket. First Edition Thus. First Printing. Hard Cover Publisher?s full brown cloth, gilt decoration and lettering on spine and cover, all edges gilt, silk endpapers. This is the first separate edition of Keller?s classic story, which was originally published in 1856 in the two-volume collection entitled Die Leute von Seldwyla (The People of Seldwyla). The story is adapted from Shakespeare?s Romeo and Juliet, and is set in the fictitious town of Seldwyla, Switzerland. It is the source for Delius?s opera, A Village Romeo and Juliet (1907). Extremely rare. Text entirely in German. [Wilpert/Ghring 29]. Gift inscription on ffep (August 12, 1943); very slight shelf-wear at head, heel and corners; otherwise as new, unmarked, tight, square and clean. VERY GOOD. 16mo 6" - 7" tall. 128 pp

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        Illustrations of the Manners, Customs, & Condition of the North American Indians. With Letters and Notes, Written during Eight Years of Travel and Adventures among the Wildest and most Remarkable Tribes now Existing

      . With three hundred and sixty coloured engravings from the author's original paintings. Bound in half red calf and red cloth with rules stamped in gilt on the covers and with the spines stamped in gilt Five raised bands on the spines. Top edges gilt. Endpapers are marbled. Hard Cover. Book condition: Fine Condition

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        Ecorces

      Verdigris Press 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. See an Image.

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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

      London John B Day 1876. G : in good condition with brown card slipcase. Covers very rubbed and bumped. Top edge of spine slightly cracked and frayed. Bottom edge of spine with small splits. Pages slightly rubbed and browning throughout. Aeg. Tightly bound and intact. Slipcase case rubbed with tape repairs First Edition Green/gilt hardback cloth cover pp91 :: Two chromo-lithographic facsimiles from water drawings by James Poole on card. [Llugwy North Wales; Offerton Stepping Stones] :: 300mm x 230mm (12" x 9") :: 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. [A Quaint Treatise on Flies and [Artificial] Flymaking by an old Fisherman]. Lists 26 flies with 22 examples on hard card with the made up fly, and the materials used to create it: March Brown*, Dottril Dun*, Little Chap*, Watchett*, Oringe Brown*, Granum*, Black Gnat*, Tailey Tail*, Green Drake, Oringe Headed Dun*, Light Dun*, Bigg Dun*, Crossing Brown*, Spider Flee*, Black Ant, Large Red Ant, Small Common Ant*, Small Caterpillar*, Bank Flee, Little Sky Blue*, Stream Flee, Willow Flee*, White Mout, Brown Mout. Appendix: Indian Yellow*, Eden Fly*, Summer Dun*, March Brown*, Green Drake*, Grey Drake*. Bookplate of William Charles Everley Taylor of Scarborough. Inscribed in pen on fep

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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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        THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK

      Macmillan and Co. London 1876. Near Fine First Edition Hardcover This is a First Edition hardcover book in a buff cloth binding with wonderfully illustrated covers and interior illustrations by Henry Holiday. The covers are blind-stamped with black ink fill. The end papers are black coated. There are 86 pages including a Macmillan advertisement for Lewis Carroll books. There are nine full page black and white line drawings by Henry Holiday. BOOK CONDITION: This handsome and well cared for book has a tight binding and is in very good to near fine condition. There are two small spots on the front cover that are not that noticeable because of the background color of the cloth. The corners are straight with a faint hint of bumping. The spine is complete with a bold title, slanted fonts, running up. The tips of the spine edges are curved in slightly. The black end papers have two small cut-outs from a catalog or newspaper composed in bookseller catalog format (British catalog - price in shillings) . They are tipped in near the spine. The hinge appears to have been neatly reinforced at some time. There are no marks or writing on the end papers except for a tiny graphite code on the rear end paper. The interior pages are all crisp and clean except for two small spots on two separate pages. There is a graphite price and code on the recto of the front end paper. All edges are a bright gilt. SLIPCASE: There is no jacket. This book has an acetate, see-through, removable cover and comes in a neatly made well fitting, clear, plexi-glass slipcase in nice condition. ; 8vo; 83 pages

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        Illustrations of the Manners, Customs, & Condition of the North American Indians. With Letters and Notes, Written during Eight Years of Travel and Adventures among the Wildest and most Remarkable Tribes now Existing

      London, Chatto & Windus, 1876. . With three hundred and sixty coloured engravings from the author's original paintings. Bound in half red calf and red cloth with rules stamped in gilt on the covers and with the spines stamped in gilt Five raised bands on the spines. Top edges gilt. Endpapers are marbled. Hard Cover. Book condition: Fine Condition

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        Combination Atlas Map of Genesee County, New York

      Everts Ensign & Everts Folio (15" x 17"), orginal cloth with leather spine and corners, gilt title on front cover, 51 hand colored maps.Corners and spine abraded, hinges a little weak,small chip to spine head, mild toning, contents near fine in a very good binding. Attractive atlas containing 182 lithographed views of businesses, farms, and residences, as well as 51 maps (7 double page). Additionally, there are 126 lithograph portraits, three steel engraved portraits, and 40 lithograph views of horses and other farm animals..

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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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        Gilmory

      1876. first edition. Is it Really Bonnie Prince Charlie or the Great Pretender?ALLEN, Phoebe. Gilmory: A Novel. In Three Volumes. London: Samuel Tinsley, 1876.First edition of the author&#146;s first novel. Three octavo volumes (7 3/8 x 4 15/16 inches; 188 x 125 mm.). [2], 258; [2], 248; [2], 263, [1, printer&#146;s imprint] pp. With the 16 pp. publisher&#146;s catalogue, dated September, 1877, and the [8] pp. publisher&#146;s advertisements, dated August 20th, 1877, at the end of Volume I. No half-titles called for. Decorative woodcut head- and tail-pieces.Original terra cotta pebble-grain cloth with covers decoratively stamped in blind and spines lettered in gilt. Original cream-colored endpapers. Minor rubbing to corners and spine extremities, small dark stain to spine of Volume I, a few additional light spots to covers, minor blistering to endpapers. Short tear to outer blank margin of P2 (pp. 211/212) in Volume I and to O7 and O8 (pp. 205/206) in Volume III, small piece torn from upper blank margin of R3 (pp. 245/256) in Volume III, due to poor opening, a few additional leaves poorly opened. Slight browning to first and last leaf in each volume, occasional light foxing. Small bookseller&#146;s ticket on front pastedown of each volume: &#147;G.A. Poynder, Second-Hand Bookshop, Next to General Post Office, Reading.&#148; Previous owner&#146;s ink signature (Arthur J. Nash) on front free endpaper of each volume. A very good copy of this very scarce book. NUC locates only one copy (Illinois), OCLC locates only one copy (Cornell), and KVK locates three copies (British Library, Cambridge, and National Library of Scotland).Set in the eighteenth-century, the heroine, Gilmory Anstruther, is an appealing independent woman, who stands her ground firmly against a variety of adversaries. Mystery surrounds her birth, but hints are dropped that her father is an aristocrat. Her romance with the local miller's son enrages her scheming grandfather, who produces his own suitor for her hand. This is no less than Bonnie Prince Charlie, whose campaign the old miser has secretly been funding in exchange for his granddaughter's royal marriage. The Young Pretender turns out, however, to be an impostor, a notorious highwayman who has cheated the old man out of his gold. Gilmory's father is revealed to be the Duke of Gilmory, and she and the miller's son are united after a dramatic deathbed scene in which her grandfather begs forgiveness. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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        Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas and the Tour of the World in Eighty Days (Lakeside Library)

      Chicago, Donnelley, Loyd & Co., 1876. First Combined Edition. "One volume profusely illustrated." Each book with a separate title page. 591 pages with advertisement for Verne's "Mysterious Island" following. Front cover loose, with first free endpaper missing. Back endpaper torn. Stamp of former owner, the commanding officer of Fort Custer, Michigan, and on first inside page and inscription on verso: "To Soldier Boys" Half leather binding, rubbed along spine and edges, otherwise very good. Hard Cover. Book condition: Fine Condition

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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.

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        The Theory of Color in its Relation to Art and Art-Industry

      L. Prang Boston: L. Prang, 1876. Octavo. xxxiii, 274pp., + thirteen plates. American edition, revised and enlarged by the author. With an introduction by Edward C. Pickering, a professor of Physics at MIT. Illustrated throughout with many woodcuts, as well as the thirteen chromolithograph plates. The first plate depicts the spectra of sunlight and color pigments, and the second plate shows Bezold's versions of color wheels. Other plates illustrate the illusion of how colors appear to change when juxtaposed against other colors. Six of the plates have text printed in black on paper of various colors, with white tissue guards. When overlaid with the tissue, the black lettering appears to take on tinges of color. Bezold was a physicist and meteorologist working at the Royal Polytechnic School in Munich, and his approach to color theory was intended to be practical for artists and those working in applied arts. Many of his examples are drawn from the decorative arts throughout history, especially from textiles and ornamental mosaics. According to "A Color Bibliography" by Robert L. Herbert, published in the Yale University Library Gazette, "Bezold represents the generation beyond Maxwell and Helmholz, when the distinction between color-light and color-pigment was at last clearly understood in the scientific world." Bound in original light brown cloth, gilt-titled to spine. First signature slightly loose, some wear to spine ends, else fine.

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        Rukovodstvo po minnomu iskusstvu v primenenii ego k podvonym oboronitel'nym minam i gidrotekhnicheskim rabotam [Manual on the Art of Mines in its application to submarine defence mines and hydraulic engineering works].

      With 22 folded, lithographed plates. St. Petersburg, A. Transhel, 1876. VIII + 331 + (4) pages. Bound in one half leather binding from about 1900 with V. SHLAKOVSKY: O minnykh zapalakh [On Mine Fuses]. With one folded plate. St. Petersburg, A. Transhel, 1875. (4) + 42 pages and with LIEUTENANT TIKOTSKY: Rukovodstvo dlya nizhnikh chinov minnoi shkoly... Chast' 1 Magnitizm, elektrichestvo i gal'vanizm [Manual for the Lower Grades of Manual School...Part 1: Magnetism, Electricity and Galvanism]. With 9 folded, litographed plates St. Petersburg, for the Naval Minestry and the Head of the Admiralty, 1879. (4) + IV + 79 pages. Some of the plates slightly stained and with minor edgewear.. Binding a little rubbed and with Danish text »Russisk Topedovæsen« on spine.Boreskov (1829-1898) supervised the installation of minefeldts during the Crimenian and Russo-Turkish wars. Sections of his handbook on mines had been previously issued in parts between 1869 and 1872

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        Illustrations of the Manners, Customs, & Condition of the North American Indians. With Letters & Notes Written during Eight Years of Travel and Adventure among the Wildest and Most Remarkable Tribes now Existing [Two Vol

      viii, 264 pp; viii, 266 pp. Sm. 4to. Publisher's red pictorial cloth decorated in black and gilt. First edition printed in color. Illus. with 180 chromolithograph plates (incl. 3 maps, 1 folding) many with multiple images. Howes C241. Lipperheide 1618. Pilling 689. See Sabin 11537 (1866). Streeter Sale 4277 (1866). Field 260 (1841). Wagner-Camp 84:4 (1841). The classic work on the American Indian covering all aspects of their lives with the images taken from the close to 600 paintings Catlin produced while visiting nearly fifty tribes. First published in 1841, this is the first edition to have the plates printed in color (though a few hand-colored copies were produced earlier). "One of the most original, authentic, and popular works on the subject. Humboldt characterizes the author as 'one of the most admirable observers of manners who ever lived among the aborigines of America', ? (Sabin). Very good copies, boards slightly scuffed and bumped, joints just starting, Vol. II rejointed, recased, and endpapers renewed, plates and text bright.

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        Our Coffee-Room. With Preface by Lieut.-Gen. Sir Arthur Cotton.

      London 1876.. Second edition, small 8vo, (xii), 247, (1), 4 advertisement pp. Frontispiece, hinges cracked and with some repair to the upper joint, inscribed on the half title from Florence Nightingale. Original blue cloth with bevelled edges, spine rather worn, corners rubbed. The inscription reads "For Robert Robinson, with Florence Nightingale's kindest regards: London: July 18 1876". To a drummer-boy in the 68th Light Infantry during the Crimean war, this inscription is a tribute to Robinson's warm relationship with Nightingale over 20 years later.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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