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

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

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      Hartford [etc]: American Publishing Company, 1876.. xvi(sic),[17]-274,[2]pp. with mispagination in the prelims. Square octavo. Frontis and illustrations. Neatly bound in mid-20th century crimson crushed morocco, raised bands, spine gilt extra, t.e.g. (unsigned), bound without the terminal adverts. Some occasional marginal spotting, with a couple of tiny mends to marginal tears, a couple of minor nicks or rubs to binding, but a good copy. First U.S. edition, second printing, BAL's issue A, printed on laid paper throughout. BAL 3369.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Beaune, Gray and Paris, chez l'auteur [i.e. Edmond André], Bouffaut, Hermann, Froment-Dubosclard, [1876]-1879-1901. Volumes I-VII in eight. 8vo. I [(1876)-1879-1882] cxcvi, 642, 70 pp.; II (1882-1886) iii, 919 pp.; III (1886-1887) 340, 32 pp.; IV (1888) 609 pp. [the Arabic numbering is consecutive to the Roman numbering]; V (1891) [iii], 635 pp.; Vbis (1901) 373 [numbering as in vol. V], 82 pp.; VI (1891) 758, 22 pp.; VII (1897-1901) 687 pp.; 192 lithographs, of which 106 are hand-coloured or partly hand-coloured. Original half calf, spine with five raised bands and gilt titles, marbled endpapers (volumes I, II, IV, V), later blind cloth (III), later uniform half cloth over marbled boards, spines with gilt title (Vbis, VI, VII).* The magnum opus of Edmond André (1844-1891), with contributions by his brother, Ernest (1838-1911), who continued as editor for the later volumes, and T. A. Marshall (who wrote vol. IV-V-Vbis on Braconidae), R. du Buysson (VI, Chrysidae, Euchrysidae), and J. J. Kiefer (vol. VII, Cynipidae). The work is renowned for its fine, often beautifully hand-coloured plates. The plates 8, 11-13 and 15 of volume III were never published due to the death of Edmond André. The publishers (Bouffaut Frères) announced that they would supply the plates at a later time if the original figures were found, but this never happened. This set contains the introduction, tableau des genres, Fam. Tenthredinidae, supplement aux Mouches à Scie, Formicidae, les Guèpes, Sphegidae, Braconidae, Microgasteridae, Aphidiidae, Cyclostomes, Chrysididae, Euchrysididae, Cynipides. Complete copies consist of 11 or even 12 volumes (of the last only two plates published) but this is the important start. Volume V contains a 3 pp. obituary of Edmond by his brother Ernest. First three leaves of volume III in facsimile, small stamp on half-title of volume V, original printed wrappers of Vbis bound in rear (the same erroneously bound as photocopies in front). In all a very good set. Horn-Schenkling I, p. 36; Junk Rara, 157; Nissen ZBI, 114.

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        The Soap Maker's Private Manual

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

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        The Illustrated Book of Pigeons with Standards for Judging

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

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        Fru Marie Grubbe. Interieurer fra det syttende Aarhundrede.

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

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        Les Vingt-Quatre Coups de Sonnets

      Bruxelles: Imprimerie FElix Callewaert PËre, 1876. NUMBER 5 OF 30 COPIES on Papier de Chine, in a total edition of 70. 12mo. Etched frontispiece by the author. 50 (4) pp. Bound in 3/4 cream moroco marbled boards, t.e.g. with original wrappers bound in by J. Weckesser. Benezit III 581 . With a charming little drawing by Hannon tipped in entitled "Le Pole Nord," and with a 2pp. Autograph Letter signed ("Theo. H.) to a close friend, apologizing for an imagined slight. ThEodore Hannon (1851 - 1917) was a Belgian painter, engraver, poet, journalist and singer, whose work was inspired to some degree by that of Felicien Rops, his friend. A very special copy, indeed, of a rare book, Hannon's first compilation of poems

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

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

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

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        Coaching, with Anecdotes of the Road

      London - Hurst and Blackett, 1876 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An historical and anecdotal glance at the history of coaches, in a smart Hatchards fine binding, with gilt horseriding decoration to the spine. A first edition. With the armorial bookplate of David M. Ritchie to the front pastedown. Lord William Pitt Lennox, 1799-1881, was an army officer and writer. In addition to his personal recollections and several undistinguished novels, he contributed to the Sporting Review, Diadem, the Book of Beauty, Once a Week, the Illustrated London News, Land & Water, and the Court Journal. He was described by the Saturday Review as a pleasant, amusing good-natured gossip -DNB. Condition: In a half calf Hatchards binding. Externally, just a few rubs. Internally, firmly bound, with slight light browning and the occasional spot. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        Laws of Barbados for Session 1875-79, 1881-82, 1889-90

      1876. [Barbados]. Laws of Barbados for Session 1875-79, 1881-82, 1889-90. Barbados: Barclay & Fraser, 1876, 1878, 1879, 1882; Barbados: T.E. King & Co, 1890. Five volumes in all. Octavo (5" x 7-1/2"). Recent cloth, endpapers renewed, internally clean. Ex-library. Small inkstamps to title pages. * First editions. With indexes. This series covers the 1866-67 to 1939 sessions. (There were no sessions in 1876-77, 1879-80 or 1890-91.) Dealing with a wide range of topics, these volumes are useful for their insights into the daily life of the colony and the mechanisms of colonial administration. OCLC locates 19 copies (with varying numbers of volumes). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 7:296.

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        Picturesque Europe: a delineation by pen and pencil of the natural features and the picturesque and historical places of Great Britain and the Continent. Illustrated on steel and wood by European and American artists

      New York: D. Appleton & Co, [n.d. but circa 1876-1879]. 3 volumes bound from the original 60 parts, large quarto. (12 7/8 x 10 inches). Steel- engraved additional titles and plates, numerous wood-engraved illustrations. Red morocco gilt by the Rowfant Bindery of Cleveland, Ohio, the covers panelled in gilt with arabesque cornerpieces incorporating stylized anthemion tools, the spines in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and third compartments, the others with repeat tooling in gilt, the place and date of publication tooled in gilt at the foot of each spine, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, original brown paper wrappers from the original parts bound at the back of each volume, top edge gilt (light discolouration to small sections of the covers of vols.II and III). A spectacularly-bound copy of this attractive best-seller. The binding of this exceptional copy of this important steel- and wood-engraved record of 'Picturesque Europe' is one of 1,051 books bound by the bindery during its relatively short tenure in Cleveland, Ohio, between 1909 and 1914. The bindery was the second incarnation of the Club Bindery, set up in New York, chiefly to tend to the binding needs of the Grolier Club Members. In much the same way, the Rowfant Bindery apparently only did work for members of the Rowfant Club. This work, published as a companion to the earlier Picturesque America, was published in both England and America. The American issue appeared in 60 parts, priced at 50 cents per part, and according to the publishers the whole formed "the most complete and elegantly illustrated work on Europe ever produced ... The engravings ... are all new, having been executed from sketches by American English artists, who ... have been travelling over every part of Europe, in order to secure ... the latest views of picturesque places ... To those who have visited Europe it will be a lasting pleasure ... to others it will ... afford an idea of the great historic ground of the Old World, scarcely less vivid than that of actual observation."

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      Washington. 1876.. 143pp. plus two folding maps, seven plates, and seven mounted photographic potraits. Quarto. Modern three quarter morocco and cloth, gilt, spine gilt. A portion of the original gilt cloth from the front board loosely laid in. Neat, closed split in upper portion of front free endpaper. 3 1/2- inch closed tear in dedication leaf neatly repaired, else quite clean and neat internally. Very good. A presentation copy, inscribed by Strong on a front free endpaper: "Hon. Isaac N. Arnold / Compliments of / Wm. E. Strong / Chicago / Nov. 16 1876." Arnold (1815-1884) was a noted Chicago politician and attorney. As a member of the United States House in 1864, he introduced the first resolution in Congress proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish slavery. He also wrote biographies of Abraham Lincoln and Benedict Arnold. An interesting journal of a fifty-three day hunting and fishing trip to Yellowstone via rail, stage, horseback and the Missouri River, undertaken by Strong in the company of Secretary of War William Belknap, Gen. Randolph Marcy and Gen. James Forsyth, in the summer of 1875. The narrative of the trip to Yellowstone includes descriptions of Salt Lake City and the Mormons, Virginia City and Fort Ellis, and the balance of the narrative is devoted to Yellowstone, with rapt descriptions of the beauty of the area. While hunting and fishing they killed three buffalo, five deer, shot scores of birds, and caught some 3,000 trout in the Yellowstone River. The portraits depict Strong, Marcy, Belknap, Forsyth, Col. George Gillespie, Lieut. Gustavus Doane, and Gen. W.B. Sweitzer, and the plates include sketches of Fort Ellis, hot springs and Castle Geyser, and Yellowstone Lake. Strong was a Chicago businessman who was brevetted a brigadier general during the Civil War, and who travelled extensively in the West. The Yellowstone National Park Archives has Strong's own copy of this book, in which he recorded the names of sixty- two friends to whom he presented copies, leading Dean Larsen to surmise that not more than a hundred copies were printed. The Streeter copy brought $250 in 1969, and then re-appeared in 2001 at Sotheby's were it sold for $14,400; that copy is the last one we have seen at auction. A scarce account, accorded a "b" rating by Howes, and not listed in Flake. HOWES S1083, "b." TRAVELING THROUGH WONDERLAND, p.49. STREETER SALE 4101. GRAFF 4014. PHILLIPS, AMERICAN SPORTING BOOKS, p.364.

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        Etruscan Bologna: A Study.

      London, Smith Elder & Co., 1876 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, device to upper board gilt, key motif to boards in black and blind, titles to spine gilt. Some minor spotting to text, spine a little rubbed and lightly tanned. An excellent copy however particularly tight and clean. Illustrated throughout, one folding plate. Errata slip present. First Edition. One of the less scarce titles in the canon but nice in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Prime Minister

      London, Chapman and Hall. 1876, 1876. First Edition. 4 volumes. 8vo. Publisher's original terracotta cloth titled in gilt and decorated in black to spine and front boards. Clean and bright, some very light wear to spine ends and extremties. A near fine set, very handsome. Internally clean, yellow endpapers. A bright and pretty example of one of the more important novels from the 'Palliser' series.

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        Collection of Autograph Letters to T.P. Kirkman

      No Publisher, London 1876 - A collection of nineteen autograph letters from Cardinal Manning to T.P. Kirkman, written between 1876-1880, bound in full morocco, title in gilt to spine, upper cover with title in between an onlaid Cardinal's hat device, gilt rule to edges, with gilt roll to inner edges, marbled endpapers. Ex-library with one small shelf number to reverse of front free marbled paper, otherwise no evidence. Very slightly rubbed to extremities, but otherwise very good, internally some light browning and wear, but generally fairly clean, one letter torn with loss, two envelopes tipped in at rear. Binding is by Fazakerley of Liverpool. A series of letters written by Cardinal Manning (1808-1892) to T[homas] P[enyngton] Kirkman (1806-1895), a mathematician and philosopher, best known for the 'fifteen schoolgirls problem', arranging fifteen young ladies in groups of three on each of seven days so that each young lady walks with every other one just once. Manning's first letter details his thoughts on Kirkman's book 'Philosophy Without Assumptions'; a letter dated later in the month invites Kirkman to visit Manning at the Archbishop's House in Westminster, with later letters detailing Manning's thoughts on Kirkman and his work. For further details on both Manning and Kirkman see the ODNB [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage aux Etats-Unis

      1876-1877. Oblong folio. (13 1/4 x 18 1/2 inches). 19 original watercolours (11 3/8 x 7 7/8 inches and smaller), mounted recto and verso of 7 thin card leaves (one page mounted with 4 drawings, one with 3 and one with 2, the others with 1 drawing per page, the final page blank), 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. Modern blue half morocco gilt, blue morocco title label centrally-placed on upper cover 'Voyage aux / Etats-Unis / 1876-77'. A fine series of original watercolour views of Lake George, N.Y., and elsewhere - including one watercolour of Central Park, New York. From the heading ('Voyage aux Etats- Unis / 1876-1877') on the first page of this album, as well as from the wording of the captions to the drawings, it is clear that these highly accomplished watercolours are the work of a French-speaking visitor to North America in 1876-1877. They include 14 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).

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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).

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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

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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.

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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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      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.

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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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      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.

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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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      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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      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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        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, (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.

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      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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      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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