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        SHIPMASTER'S ARCHIVE, COMPRISING HIS SCHOONER LEDGER, BRIEF DIARY, AND SOME 100 OTHER PRINTED AND HANDWRITTEN ITEMS THAT BELONGED TO BURGESS

      1877. Original manuscripts. Leather-backed boards. Very Good. LEDGER, worn leather and marbled boards, 13" x 8", containing 153 pages of handwritten entries in ink on blue paper, dating from 1861 to 1867. Most of the book is made up of ledgers of expenses for three different schooners owned by Burgess: "Elizabeth B"; "Typhoon"; and "Aurelia P. Howe". DIARY, 3-1/2 closely written pages of the ledger in which Capt. Burgess describes not only a thrilling hurricane, but also the attempted seizure of his vessel in early 1861 by the Confederacy, and his subsequent escape. (Accompanied by a 9-page modern transcription of the diary portion, written in pencil by an earlier owner of this book.) ARCHIVE documenting the construction and early voyages of the Bark "John Sheppard"--Freeman Burgess, Owner and Master, 1874-1879. (Archive housed in a 3-ring binder of archival document sleeves.). The first page of the ledger contains a list of the "gross stock" costs for 15 voyages of the "Elizabeth B." to destinations in 1863--New York, Boston, Gloucester, New Bedford, Providence and Bangor. This vessel next appears on page 10 with a list of "charges" for "kerosine and fluid", lamp, "hired help", stamps on the bill of lading, etc. Pages 16-17 list provisions and their costs: cod fish, butter and lard, etc., and Freeman E. Burgess, as well as Lovell Burgess (one of them appearing as "Ensign Burgess") are listed as being charged $10 for passage to NY. Pages 18-19 list "Port Charges", 1865, and include a list of people's names and what they were paid, including both Burgesses. More "wages and provisions prices are on pp. 20-21, then 28-29, dated 1863, contain figures for various bills for caulking, painting, lumber and nails, customs house, sail work, etc., while p. 30 lists "Port Charges", a long list: wharfage, pilotage, stamps, kerosene, harbour master, etc. The Provisions and Wages Paid list on p. 32 includes "Ensign Burgess", who is again listed on p. 34 (1863) along with his "share of the voyage". Later pages contain more of the same, including charges for 1864-65 voyages, with the final appearance of this schooner on p. 164, which notes that Freeman E. Burgess, Capt. of the Schooner Elizabeth B., received $3.50 "in full for 8 days service on Bord…Providence to New York" since he is paid $13/month. ~~ The second vessel named is the "Typhoon", carrying freight to Brashear (City), Louisiana (renamed Morgan City in 1876), and the entries include expenses at Brashear (wages paid to seamen, as well as several names including Burgess's). The next voyage mentioned is to Havana (pp 4-5), and expenses include an interpreter, translation of the manifest, "American Consul bill", ship chandler's bill, etc. She next (p. 6) goes to Frontera (Mexico), where expenses include "certificate of death and desertion of Cook and One". On p. 60, the "Manifest of Cargo On Board" lists Freeman E. Burgess as Master, and she is bound from Brashear City to Boston. ~~ It is as Captain of the Typhoon that Captain Burgess has his adventure with the Confederates in 1861, an episode he describes in detail in his 3 ½-page journal, written in the middle of the volume. The voyage starts on February 9, 1861, when the Typhoon sails out of Boston, headed for Brashear City, Louisiana. There is immediately a dramatic storm: "Gave all the chain we had and stood by the anchors all night until myself and mate were froze so bad it was impossible to stand it any longer…our water caske froze and burst and we were so covered with ice we could do nothing…." After they "laid three days" they set sail again and arrive in Brashear twenty days later. He walks around town as unloading begins, then returns and hears a steamer whistle. "I was most surprised when I saw the people that was on her on the top of her Paddle Boxes…25 men, some with a bottle and some with…whiskey giving 3 cheers for the Southern Confederacy. They came alongside and came on board, told me they should take charge of the schooner and cargo and had no authority but what they took upon themselves." The revelers finally leave "drunker than ever." ~~ Burgess goes to town next day and sees the cutters crew hauling the Schooner Mary on to the wharf: "I began to think they were in earnest and after reaching town I learned that orders had just come from Montgomery to stop all vessels loaded with Live Oak and Naval Stores." He is told that they will "put an officer aboard" his vessel if he doesn't give his word not to sail off. He replies that he has enough officers on board already and is told that they've written Montgomery about his giving the Live Oak, etc. Burgess waits 14 days, then receives orders that he could "discharge my Live Oak". After two days of unloading, contradictory orders come, saying he is not to unload and that schooner and cargo will be taken to New Orleans. He has no money or provisions, so "discharged all my crew except my mate and got just money enuf to get them out of the place…." He takes the "chronometer and all the valuable things out of the vessel" and next sees "Capt. Hampson and crew getting into the Cars to go home, likewise my own [crew]…" He registers a protest and notes that "myself and mate were the only Northerners" there. He goes to see "Mr. McMullin, chief collector" and tells him he'd like to see any official "authority for stopping the vessel." He is told that orders came the day before "that all American vessels would have 30 days to get [to] their respective homes…" The Collector sent a letter saying to "retain the Live Oak but give the vessel a clearance within 30 days" and adds that Burgess should let him know if anyone "bothered or molested" him. &c., &c. ~~ The third schooner in the ledger is the Aurelia P. Howe, and thirty pages are devoted to wages and provision, bills paid, settlement of voyages, gross stock lists, port charges, etc. Virtually all are from 1867. In addition to Burgess, another captain mentioned in connection with the vessel is Lewis B. Doane, whose name appears when Capt. Burgess pays him $100 in January, 1868; in a settlement of Jan-Sept. 1867; in accounts dated July-Sept, 1866; as receiving cash for 1/128 of Schooner A.P. Howe; as receiving credit on his wages, etc. Burgess's name is included in a list of owners (pp 152-3) and is mentioned also in lists of the schooner's earnings for various periods. The Aurelia P. Howe's destinations include Savannah (1866 or '67), Tampico, Chiltepec, Boston to Harwich, Philadelphia to Boston, Mobile, Galveston, Charleston, NY, etc. ~~ A fourth schooner, the Edward Kidder, is mentioned on pp 98-99, 101 and 103, with the usual listings for expenses (Newport to Savannah), port charges, wages, etc. No mention of Burgess. ~~ The archive accompanying this ledger is a collection of about 100 items, including the contract for building the bark "John Sheppard" between Freeman Burgess of Harwich, and George Currier, master ship builder of Newburyport, and all manner of carpenters, purveyors, chandlers, surveyors, customs people, merchants, consignors and port officials. Her maiden voyage saw her sail to South America (several receipts from the Panama Railroad Company) to Mexico, to Queenstown, Ireland, to Liverpool, and back to Boston. This is a rich assortment of 19th century billheads, invoices accounts, and other printed material creating the biography of an American merchant sailing ship, and now housed in archival sleeves and a binder.

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        A Year's Housekeeping in South Africa

      Macmillan, 1877, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Editionthe original boards are very worn and marked. the book is complete with all illustrations., sporadic light foxing. light creasing internally and age related wear. the binding is strong. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: qd90.

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        Panorama of San Francisco from California St. Hill

      San Francisco: Morse’s Gallery 1877 - This iconic, 7-foot long image of San Francisco is one of the landmarks of 19th-century American photography. “The photographs show the extraordinary extent of a city that had come into existence a mere thirty years before and which would be destroyed by earthquake and subsequent fires thirty years later” (Getty Museum Journal). Seamlessly combining a series of eleven photographs, Muybridge created a 360 degree view of the city, producing what Rebecca Solnit calls “an impossible sight, a vision of the city in all directions, a transformation of a circular space into a linear photograph.” Eadweard Muybridge was one of the greatest photographic innovators of the 19th century. He is famous for his views of San Francisco and the American West and for his images of people, horses, and other animals in motion. Muybridge emigrated from England to San Francisco in the 1850s, and he soon became one of the foremost practitioners of the new art of large-format photography. One of his greatest early achievements was this magnificent panoramic view of San Francisco in the late 1870s made from the top of California Street Hill. Muybridge took these photographs from the tower of the unfinished California Street Hill (now known as Nob Hill) residence of railroad magnate Mark Hopkins. The shadows indicate that the photographs were made in June or July 1877 over the course of about five hours. Despite the view’s vast scope, it presents minute details of city life such as hanging laundry, ships in the harbor, and shop signs. Alcatraz and Telegraph Hill are clearly visible, and the countless houses, hotels, and businesses include many buildings destroyed in the fire of 1906. This panoramic view is among the greatest of all San Francisco photographs and a high point in the photographic representation of the American West. 11 albumen prints (overall 7 ¼ x 84 inches), mounted on 11 panels, linen-backed and folding, original cloth boards gilt, rebacked. The center panel bears a printed title, photographer’s credit, and publisher information. Some staining. Fine custom half morocco case. The images in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE TABLES TURNED. YOU SABE HIM? KEALNEY MUST GO!

      [San Francisco]: Published by I.N. Choynski, Antiquarian, [1877 or 1878].. Tinted lithograph, 10 3/4 x 14 inches. Slight wear at edges, a bit of light soiling. Very good. A rare print satirizing one of the leaders of the anti-Chinese movement in San Francisco. The image depicts Denis Kearney, president of the Workingmen's Party of California and a leader in the drive to ban Chinese immigrants, who were resented for taking jobs at lower pay than whites. Kearney is shown in jail behind bars, with a ball and chain attached to his leg, wearing a striped uniform, and below a sign that reads: "House of Correction 181." He is taunted by six Chinese men who hold socks and a washboard, fish and crabs, and cigars, signifying some of the jobs being taken by Chinese laborers. The skewered fish carries the words "Black Friday." Kearney often capped his incendiary addresses with the slogan "The Chinese must go," and this print satirizes that phrase in its title. Kearney was arrested in late 1877 or early 1878 for violating a gag law, and this undated lithograph was almost certainly produced at that time. It was published by I.N. Choynski, a San Francisco journalist and antiquarian bookseller. Choynski was the publisher of a muckraking journal called PUBLIC OPINION, which exposed anti-Semitism and political corruption. The Irish-born Kearney, an anti-immigrant rabble rouser, would have been a natural target for Choynski's barbs. From what we can find, this is the only such print published by Choynski. Not in Peters' CALIFORNIA ON STONE. OCLC locates only a single copy, at the Bancroft Library at the University of California. OCLC 37123000.

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        Eigenhändiges Notenzitat mit Unterschrift "Liszt Ferencz". Ohne Ort und Jahr (nach 1877).

      1 Seite (ca. 8,5 x 23,5 cm).. . Vier mit der Vortragsbezeichnung "Lento" überschriebene Takte aus der Komposition für Klavier Petöfi szellemenek (Dem Andenken Petöfis; Searle 195), vom Komponisten in der ungarischen Schreibweise seines Namens unterzeichnet. Auf einem Streifen Notenpapier in schwarzbrauner Tinte notiert. Das Autograph diente als Druckvorlage für das Faksimile unter dem lithographischen Brustporträt von Liszt (im Halbprofil mit Priesterrock und römischen Kragen; Darstellung ca. 13 x 10 cm; Blattformat ca. 35 x 27 cm). Auf dem gedruckten Blatt unterhalb des Faksimile montiert. Gebräunt.

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        Herbst, 1895. Radierung und Aquatinta in Schwarzbraun auf Papier montiert, 13,8 x 22,8 cm (Blattgröße), rückzeitig eigenhändig signiert und bezeichnet "H. Zille: Holzsammler". Rosenbach, 11

      . . zum Werk Heinrich Zilles Herbstbild zeigt nicht das gewohnte "Berliner Milljöh" innerhalb der von Werner Hegemann beschriebenen "Steinernen Stadt", welches beim Gedanken an Zille sofort in den Sinn kommt, sondern eine im Umland situierte Szene: Schwerbeladene Holzsammler - offensichtlich eine Familie -, die über eine weite Wiese querfeldein heimwärts ziehen. Der Himmel über ihnen ist dunkel verhangen und die Bäume des Waldes, aus dem das Holz herbeigeholt worden ist, bilden eine spalierartige Silhouette. Die Gestalten sind von ihrer unförmig wirkendes Last gekrümmt und werden von einem starken Rückenwind angetrieben, der die bedrohlich wirkenden Wolken über den Himmel verbreitet. Aufgrund der dunklen Tonalität gliedern sich die Holzträger aber zugleich in die düstere Lebenswelt ein und werden zu einem Teil von ihr. Dies verleiht dem Bild eine eigene, von der Verteilung der Figuren unterstütze Harmonie, welche den Personen, trotz ihrer zehrenden körperlichen Tätigkeit, eine Würde verleiht. Durch diese Würde im Elend besteht eine Verwandtschaft des Bildes mit den Werken von Zilles langjähriger Freundin Käthe Kollwitz, während das Sujet zugleich an den frühen Vincent van Gogh und die Landschaftsdarstellung an Walter Leistikow gemahnen. Und dennoch lassen die Figurenauffassung, die Physiognomie und die Gewandfalten den typischen Duktus Zilles erkennen, der für seine späteren Werke richtungsweisend ist. ".es gibt noch einen dritten Zille, und dieser ist mir der liebste. Der ist weder Humorist für Witzblätter noch Satiriker. Er ist restlos Künstler. Ein paar Linien, ein paar Striche, ein wenig Farbe mitunter - und es sind Meisterwerke." Käthe Kollwitz zum Künstler Heinrich Zille wuchs in jenem "Milljöh" in Berlin Kreuzberg auf, das später zum zentralen Sujet seiner Kunst werden sollte. Bereits zu Schulzeiten nahm er Zeichenunterricht und ging anschließend bei dem Lithographen Fritz Hecht in die Lehre. Parallel dazu studierte Zille bei Theodor Hosemann an der Königlichen Kunstschule. Als Geselle arbeitetet er in Lithografieanstalt Winckelmann & Söhne, um dann, 1877, an die Photographischen Gesellschaft Berlin zu wechseln, wo er dreißig Jahre lang beschäftigt wurde, bis Zille 1907 aufgrund seiner Darstellungen des "Berliner Milljöhs" entlassen worden ist. Er begann als freischaffender Künstler zu arbeiten, stellte erste Zeichnungen aus und lieferte Beiträge für den Simplicissimus, die Jugend und die Lustigen Blätter. 1903 wurde der inzwischen als "Pinselheinrich" bekannte Zille in die Berliner Secession aufgenommen und zu einem guten Freund Max Liebermanns. In der Reihe Künstlerhefte erschienen 1908 in großer Auflage Zilles Kinder der Straße und Berliner Rangen. Zusammen mit den Mappen Mutter Erde (1905) und Zwölf Künstlerdrucke (1909) hatte sich Zille als einer der besten und originellsten deutschen Zeichner etabliert. 1910 wurde Zille zusammen mit Fritz Koch-Gotha der Menzelpreis der Berliner Illustrirten Zeitung für seine künstlerische Leistung verliehen. 1913 trat Zille mit rund 40 anderen Künstler aus der Berliner Secession aus und gründete unter der Ehrenpräsidentschaft Max Liebermanns die Freie Secession. 1914 brachte der den Bildband Mein Milljöh heraus. 1921 erwarb die Berliner Nationalgalerie eine größere Anzahl Zeichnungen, was von Zilles Reputation als anerkannter Künstler zeugt. Auf Liebermanns Vorschlag hin wurde Zille 1924 zum Professor ernennt und Mitglied der Preußischen Akademie der Künste. 1928 fand anlässlich seines 70. Geburtstags ein Retrospektive seines Werkes im Märkischen Museum statt. Zu seinem Begräbnis kamen rund 2000 Trauergäste, darunter ebenso Künstler wie einfache Leute aus dem Volk. Unter seinen Künstlerfreuden Ernst Barlach, August Gaul, Lyonel Feininger, Käthe Kollwitz, Max Liebermann, Otto Nagel oder August Kraus war Zille auch ein gefragter Porträtist. Auswahlbibliographie Otto Nagel: Heinrich Zille. Leben und Schaffen. Henschel, Berlin 1968.

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        Memorias de la comisión del mapa geológico de España. Descripción física, geológica y agrológica de la provincia de Valladolid.

      Imprenta de Manuel Tello, 1877, Madrid. - 27x18. Plena tela. 211 pgs. Numerosas láminas. Plano plegado. T2542 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Topographische Bemerkungen zur Karte der Umgebung und zu dem Plane von Teheran

      Zamarski, Wien 1877 - original green wraps, 8 pages of text, one large folding out map; colour of wraps fresh, light creasing to bottom (not affecting map); map in fine condition, overall at least vg; scarce, please inquire before ordering

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        MUSÉE Pour TOUS

      Baschet, Paris 1877 - MUSÉE Pour TOUS album hebdomadaire de l'art contemporain Grand Album in folio (44 cm x 33 cm) cartonnage percaline rouge, titre doré, comportant les livraisons de l'année 1877 et début 1878 (chaque livraison est composée dans la majorité des cas de 4 pages de texte dans lesquelles sont insérées deux grandes photoglypties (15.5 cm x 24.5 cm) montées sur carton) 66 Photoglypties des oeuvres des artistes contemporains - MERLE - COESSIN de la FOSSE MADRAZO - DUBUFFE - SAINTIN - ANKER - CARAUD - VAUTIER - BRUN - PALLIERE - DETAILLE - CHAPLIN - BOUGEREAU Photoglypties par GOUPIL & Cie - éditeur Ludovic BASCHET bon état (couverture frottée et usagée, photoglypties en excellent état) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Meeting the Sun: A Journey All Round the World, Through Egypt, China, Japan, and California, including an Account of the Marriage Ceremonies of the Emperor of China

      Estes & Lauriat, Boston 1877 - First American edition. 413pp. Tall octavo. Publisher's green cloth beveled boards stamped in black and gilt. Light rubbing, a nice, near fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Ben Jonson With Notes, Critical and Explanatory, and a Biographical Memoir

      London - John Camden Hotten 1877 - A lovely3 volume set of Ben Jonson's works with critical notes by English critic William Gifford. The volumes feature the likes of 'Sejanus,His Fall' (1603),'The Masque of Blackness'(1605), and'The Golden Age Restored' (1616). Ben Jonson (1572 1637) was a playwright, poet, and literary critic of the seventeenth century, whose artistry exerted a lasting impact upon English poetry and stage comedy. He popularised the comedy of humours. He is best known for the satirical plays 'Every Man in His Humour' (1598), 'Volpone', or 'The Foxe' (1605), 'The Alchemist' (1610), and 'Bartholomew Fayre: A Comedy' (1614), and for his lyric poetry; he is generally regarded as the second most important English dramatist, after William Shakespeare, during the reign of James I. The literary artist Ben Jonson was a classically educated, well-read, and cultured man of the English Renaissance with an appetite for controversy (personal and political, artistic and intellectual) whose cultural influence was of unparalleled breadth upon the playwrights and the poets of the Jacobean era (16031625) and of the Caroline era (16251642). William Gifford (1756 1826) was an English critic, editor and poet, famous as a satirist and controversialist. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In a half-calf binding with marble boards. Externally very smart with minor shelfwear only. Internally firmly bound with bright and clean pages throughout, save for slight browning due to age, particularly to first and last few pages as usual. Off-setting from title page on all volumes. Identical ink inscription to front free-endpaper on all volumes. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Child of The Cavern. Or Strange Doings Underground

      London, Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington. 1877, 1877. First UK Edition. (Also published as 'The Black Indies' and 'The City Underground'). 8vo. Publisher's green cloth titled and decorated in black and gilt to spine and front board. Publisher's device to rear board. Minor edgewear and bumping, bright, tight and very clean. A splendid copy. Plain cream endpapers, skillful cosmetic repair to front inner hinge. Engraved frontis. Internally clean and fresh, illustrated throughout in typical Verneian style (ie: if it has too few engravings to wallpaper an average sized room with then it isn't really illustrated). Another rip-roaring Verne extravaganza set in a Scottish mine where, naturally all is not as it seems, for a start is has people living in it (in a cottage, which seems overdoing it somewhat) and a series of strange events occur, many of which seem to involve a giant, psychotic owl. And pirates...alright it doesn't have pirates, but it does have a giant owl, and strange doings.

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        Michael Strogoff, the Courier of the Czar

      New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Company. 1877. First US Edition. Hardcover. xi, 377pp + 6pp of publisher's advertisement. Original brown decorated cloth stamped in black and gold on the front panel and the spine panel. With ninety full-page illustrations. Revised by Julius Chambers. Translated by W. H. G. Kingston. Lower front corner tip worn, mild wear to extremities. Name on the half-title page, short closed tear to one of the leaves. A bright, near fine copy. Taves and Michaluk V015.; Octavo .

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        The Story of the Jubilee Singers; with Their Songs

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1877. Seventh edition. Albumen print frontispiece; vi, [2], 248 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth, gilt; rubbed at head of spine, front hinge repaired with tape, remnants of sticker to front paste-down, cracked at title page; very good, with frontispiece photo exceptionally fine. Houdini's copy Harry Houdini's copy, with gift inscription to him on the front free endpaper, in pencil, dated 1923, from Edw. W.P. Colusa(?).

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        BEISEN GACHO. BEISEN'S ILLUSTRATED ALBUM

      A BEAUTIFUL WOODBLOCK PRINTED ALBUM OF HIS PAINTINGS [Japan 1877, - n.p.]. Grass covered accordion folded album, 31color woodblock prints, 1p. text 23.5 x 34.5 cm., very cleancopy, top & bottom edges gilt, each print is signed, sealed,dated, done in large Oban size. FIRST & ONLY EDITION RARE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        The Kaisarnamah i Hind; or, Lay of the Empress a Poem, in nine Cantos with Appendices containing the Histories of the Princes of India, dedicated with gracious Permission to Her Majesty the Queen Empress of India.

      London, printed for private circulation only (by Maclure & Macdonald), 1877-1882.. 2 vols. Large folio (495 x 370 mm). (44) ff. of English text, (58) ff. of Persian text, 117, (1) pp. (48) ff. of English text, (26) ff. of Hindi text, (2), 45, (1) pp. With 2 lithogr. title pages, 2 lithogr. frontispiece portraits of Queen Victoria (double-tinted lithograph) and Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (chromolithograph), and 24 photographic portraits (woodburytypes), 17 chromolithogr. coats of arms, 51 photographic views (woodburytypes), 1 lithogr. view, 2 maps and 4 genealogical tables (3 double-page). With the portraits and the text of the cantos in elaborate and finely illuminated chromolithogr. borders (with gold); the other text leaves within red borders. With the extensive Persian and Hindi texts lithographed from calligraphic models. Contemp. green morocco, each board with large gold-tooled centre-piece representing the star of India, with in the centre the monogram "VRI" ("Victoria Regina Imperatrix"), gold-tooled fillets, gold-tooled spine with title and author in second and third of six compartments, gilt edges (signed at the foot of the front turn-in by Morley, Oxford).. A sumptuous and extremely rare tribute to the British Raj and a detailed history of the princely families in India by the distinguished orientalist Edward Backhouse Eastwick (1814-83), prompted by the proclamation of Queen Victoria as Empress of India in 1876. The first volume contains three cantos, with a translation into Persian verse by Amir Jan, followed by a history of the Nizams of the Dakan; the second volume contains cantos IV and V with a translation into Hindi verse by Kaviraja Syamala Dasa of Udaipur, followed by a history of the Rajputs. - The work is beautifully decorated, and illustrated with fine photographic views of palaces, tombs, gates, etc., including the mausoleum of the Emperor Humayun, the tomb of Nizamu'd-din, the caves of Ajanta, the Palace of Nizam, the Hall of the 66 pillars and the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. It further includes photographic portraits and finely chromolithographed coats-of-arms of several members of the English and Indian aristocracy. - The "List of subscribers to the Kaisarnamah i hind and distribution of copies", included in the first volume, lists only 107 copies, which explains its rarity. - Edward Backhouse Eastwick spent some six years in India, serving first as cadet in the infantry and later as interpreter, and another three in Persia. He published a number of well-received translations of Persian literary classics and wrote several books on the cities of India. - Some smudges and spotting, frontispiece portraits pulled loose from the title page, but still attached to the endleaves. The bindings show some wear, the first volume with some stains and scratches and one headband nearly detached. Overall in very good condition. - Blumhardt, A supplementary catalogue of Hindi books in the library of the British Museum, col. 80. For Eastwick: Loloi, "Eastwick, Edward Backhouse (1814-1883)", in: Encyclopedia Irancia (online ed.).

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        De re metallica.

      Profusely illustrated with line block reproductions of the woodcuts from the original edition (mostly full - page). An excellent uncut copy bound in the original vellum, covers a bit dirty, minor browning to first couple of leaves. Presentation signature of Hoover on the fly - leaf to H[arry] Lindley Hosford (1877 - 1945), a well - known artist and printmaker whose etchings are represented in the Smithsonian, Library of Congress, and the Minneapolis Art Museum. First edition, limited to 3000 copies (not stated) of the only English translation of De re metallica, a masterpiece of Renaissance technology. ?This translation was the product of collaboration between Herbert Hoover and his wife Lou Henry Hoover.? It is a superb achievement in scholarship and its preparation was the incentive for the [Hoover] collection.

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        A WINTER'S JOURNEY UP THE NILE. 1876-77.

      79, [1 blank], [14] pages. Illustrated with nine original mounted albumen photographic prints. Recently rebound in quarter calf, gilt. Quarto. First edition. Some light browning and occasional spotting; else a very good copy of a rare book. WorldCat records only two copies in the U.K. and three in the United States.

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        FUGAKU HYAKKEI: THE HUNDRED VIEWS OF MT. FUJI.

      HOKUSAI'S MOST CELEBRATED BOOK ON SACRED MT. FUJI Tokyo 1877, - Hayashi. Black stitched stiff wrs., 3 vol. set,woodblock printed on hand-made paper, very good, vol. 1 cov-er edges bit worn, contents clean, good, clear impressions,in tones of grey, Sumi, black, indigo blue Chitsu case. RARE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        The Gold Regions of South Eastern Africa

      Mackay, Port Elizabeth, 1877, Hardcover, Book Condition: FairThe boards are worn. Library and ownership markings. Some damp and annotating. Map in the rear pocket. An interesting looking, but to us, illegible letter dated 1889 is included. 'Fair' in terms of age. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: dp31.

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        THE NORTHERN BARRIER OF INDIA: A Popular Account of the Jummoo and Kashmir Territories.

      A PRIMARY RESOURCE ILLUSTRATED WITH ACTUAL SEPIA TONE PHOTOSLondon 1877, - Stanford. Red cloth, very good, 336p., verygood, 25 b.w. illustrations, frontis, 3 sepiatone photos, orWoodbury-types, 2 fold-out maps, index, bookplate. R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Spätherbstliche Flusslandschaft.

      - Bleistift, mit Bleistift und geschwungener Linie umrandet, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, rechts unten signiert „FRANCK". 20,6:27,6 cm. Blatt aus einem Skizzenbuch. Auf einem Beiblatt: Mit den herzlichsten Geburtstags=/Weihnachts = und Neujahrsgrüssen/ und Wünschen von/Ihrer dankbaren Marta Franck./Berlin-Wannsee. 12. Dec. 46. Wohl Entwurfzeichnung für ein Gemälde oder eine Radierung, die sich durch eine freie und sichere Linienführung auszeichnet. Seine erste künstlerische Unterweisung erhielt Philipp Franck als Schüler bei dem Zeichenlehrer F. Hoff. 1877-1879 studierte er in Frankfurt am Städelschen Kunstinstitut bei J.H. Hasselhorst (1825-1904) und E. von Steinle (1810-1886). Anschließend nahm er in Kronberg bis 1881 Privatunterricht bei A. Burger (1824-1905). Ein weiterer Mitbegründer der Kronberger Malerkolonie, J.F. Dielmann (1809-1885), mit dem er freundschaftlich verbunden war, riet ihm in Düsseldorf weiterzustudieren. 1881-1887 setzte er seine Studien an der Düsseldorfer Kunstakademie bei E. von Gebhardt (1838-1925) und E. Dücker (1841-1916) fort. 1888-1890 folgte ein Würzburg-Aufenthalt. Anschließend legte er an der Königlichen Zeichenschule in Berlin die Prüfung als Zeichenlehrer ab. 1891/92 hatte er eine erste Lehrestelle in Halle/Saale. 1892 wurde er als Lehrer an die Staatliche Kunstschule Berlin berufen, 1898 folgte die Berufung zum Professor, 1915-1930 war er dort Direktor. Zwischen 1915 und 1939 unternahm er zahlreiche kleinere Reisen nach Kronberg. 1898 war er Mitbegründer der Berliner Sezession, deren Ausstellungen er regelmäßig beschickte. 1919 wurde er Mitglied der Preußischen Akademie. In dieser Zeit arbeitete er eng mit Max Liebermann (1847-1935) zusammen und wird zum Kreis um L. Corinth (1858-1935) gezählt. Philipp Franck, der eine grundlegende Reform des Zeichenunterrichts in Preußen durchsetzte, verfaßte hierzu zwei Handbücher für den Zeichen- und Kunstunterricht.

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        Porträt Marie Grünewald, Ganzfigur auf einem Stuhl sitzend.

      1877 1877 - Bleistift, auf Velin, rechts unten datiert „1877", auf Untersatz montiert und dort bezeichnet „Marie Grünewald / war mit Math. Loretz in Weimar bei Preller". 24:16,7 cm. Provenienz: Nachlaß Friedrich Schmöle. Die schriftliche Anmerkung der Künstlerin läßt den Schluß zu, daß Mathilde Schmöle in Weimar eine Schülerin des Malers und Radierers F. Preller d. Ä. (1804-1878) war. Die Malerin und Zeichnerin Mathilde Schmöle war seit 1876 mit dem Frankfurter Kaufmann F.P. Schmöle (1844-1924) verheiratet, der 1904 seinen Beruf aufgab, um sich ganz dem Malen und Reisen zu widmen. Nach der Vita ihres Mannes, der sich 1872 ein Landhaus in Kronberg erbauen ließ und dort in Kontakt trat mit den örtlichen Malern, könnte sie mit diesem gemeinsam bis 1905 Studienfahrten in die nähere Umgebung Frankfurts, nach Wetzlar und Braunfels sowie zwischen 1905 und 1913 nach Belgien und Holland, an die deutsche Nordseeküste, nach Sylt, Helgoland, in die Schweiz und nach Norditalien unternommen haben. Sie malte Landschaften, Porträts und Genrebilder. In engem brieflichem Kontakt stand sie mit Berta Riehl, Ehefrau des Kulturhistorikers und Novellisten W.H. Riehl, dessen Tochter Helene Riehl (geb. 1850) eine Landschaftsmalerin wurde. Über die Mitschülerin Marie Grünewald sind keine weiteren Informationen überliefert.

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        Ansicht Von San Francisco 1877. Published for Philo Jacoby's "California State Almanac."

      San Francisco.: Philo Jacoby.. No date. Ca. 1877.. Panoramic bird's eye view lithograph, image 12 x 28 1/2 inches on sheet 20 1/2 x 30 3/4 inches, folds as issued. Archivally mounted on linen; 3/8 x 1/8 inch paper loss to upper left fold intersection, other minor wear and fold separations now repaired and scarcely noticeable, scattered foxing, soiling to upper left of image and in centre of upper margin, light discoloration to some fold lines. A detailed view of the San Francisco Bay and city of San Francisco from the north east, highlighting the busy harbor and docks crowded with boats (sail and steam). Beneath the view are advertisements for San Francisco businesses including the photography gallery I.W. Taber (Yosemite Art Gallery). Beneath the image at left is printed "By Permission of the S.F. News Letter." Philo Jacoby's Almanac was published in German. .

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        THE WORKS OF ROBERT BURNS ; ILLUSTRATED BY AN EXTENSIVE SERIES OF PORTRAITS AND AUTHENTIC VIEWS, WITH A COMPLETE LIFE OF THE POET' AN ESSAY ON THE GENIUS AND CHARACTER BY PROFESSOR WILSON 4 VOLUMES

      Blackie & Son, 1877. Hardcover. Very Good. Blackie and Son, 1877. Four volume set, commemoration edition, 1887, Wonderfully illustrated with 82 illustrations, bound in green cloth, embossed and gilt decorated, edges gilt. Minimal shelf wear, pages are clean, binding is tight and crisp. Would make a great addition to any library, Very veautiful bright set.

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        AN ILLUSTRATED ATLAS OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, MARYLAND. COMPILED, DRAWN AND PUBLISHED FROM ACTUAL SURVEYS BY LAKE, GRIFFING & STEVENSON.

      Printed by H.J. Toudy. Engraved by Worley & Bracher,, Philadelphia: 1877 - Folio. 56, [15], [1 blank] pp, as issued. Collated complete, with all maps, tables, and illustrations present. Bound in original cloth and quarter calf [rubbed, upper board stamped in gilt, spotted]. Text clean and bright, all maps and engravings in excellent condition. Except as noted, Near Fine. Highlights include detailed maps of Hagerstown, Hancock, Sharpsburg [with Antietam Creek and Burnside Bridge], Baltimore, a Railroad Map of Maryland and Delaware. Lists of "Patrons" and "Business References" are printed, along with attractive engravings. Not in Le Gear. OCLC locates nine copies under three accession numbers, as of November 2014. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Roma a Vol D'Uccello

      Milan, Italy.. No date. Ca. 1877.. Lithograph, sheet 21 1/4 x 29 1/2 inches, folded as issued, now archivally mounted on linen. Originally published folded into paper wrappers, with front cover of wrapper present but detached. Splits along fold lines, tiny paper loss at a couple of fold intersections now minimised. Very good condition. Beautifully rendered bird's eye view of late nineteenth century Rome enclosed within city walls in the foreground and background. The Basilica of St. Peter's and the Vatican are at the right edge. Along the top edge are numbers 1 to 5, and letters A -D along the sides; these may be used as references to the detailed lists of buildings noted along the lower edge. .

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Unterstraß bei Zürich, 16. IV. 1877. - 2 SS. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Spät, aber nicht minder verbindlich danke ich Ihnen für den Abdruck meiner Rede über Leichenverbrennung und Verbreitung derselben in Ihren angeregten Kreisen [u.] für die Exemplare derselben [u.] für die 2 Ex. der 'Fadinger'- und Ihren Kalender für 1877 [.] Der Kalender ist gut gemacht und muthvoll, obgleich vorsichtig geschrieben. Leider sehe ich wenig Hoffnung mitarbeiten zu können [.]". - Mit kl. Einr. am oberen Blattrand und etwas lappig. MEGA III/2, 554; III/3, 30, 99, 130, 233, 377, 534, 536, 537, 544, 557, 558, 582, 685, 712; III/4, 48, 74, 79-83, 91, 98, 104, 105, 107, 117, 119, 121, 128, 129, 139, 147, 160, 164, 183, 184, 187-196, 204, 206, 211, 222, 228, 239, 242, 253-258, 278, 325, 333, 342, 344, 356, 365-368, 373, 375, 392, 401, 404, 418, 420, 467, 473, 503, 515, 516, 527, 528, 541, 542, 556, 557; III/6, 7, 8, 10, 27, 36-38, 40, 47, 62, 69, 74, 75, 81, 86, 104-108, 116, 118, 128, 148, 153, 158, 160, 164, 179, 186, 204, 205, 218, 229-231, 247, 250, 251, 253, 268, 271, 272, 281, 282, 287, 298, 308, 309, 316, 318, 319, 362, 375, 393, 395, 400, 402, 419, 434, 436, 442, 444, 448, 453, 455, 457, 477, 478, 485, 493, 500, 505, 511, 512, 518, 527, 533, 551, 552, 554, 555, 568, 571-574, 580, 581, 591, 592, 596.

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        Upsala Universitets historia. 1477-1792. I-III. Bihang I-V (Volumes in 8 books)

      W. Schultz, 1877, Softcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust JacketSize: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Text is in Swedish. Publishing dates from 1877-1912. Light pencil marks on title pages. Text otherwise unmarked. Previous owner's name on free endpages. Bookplates on front pastedowns. Closed tear on spine edge of Volume III.2. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 119671.

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        THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, or What Alice Found There (PRESENTATION COPY) Alice in Wonderland

      [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson]. THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, or what Alice Found There. London: Macmillan, 1877. Early Edition, published five years after the first edition. PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO THIS NEPHEW, inscribed on the half-title: "Bertram James Collingwood/ from his affte. Uncle/ the Author/ August. 7. 1878." Original cloth, all edges gilt. GOOD only, having endured old and inexpert attempts at repair to the spine and inner hinges which appear to have been accomplished during the 1920s if not before. There is some smudging to the last eight pages but the covers are relatively clean. While not glistening with eye appeal, this is an important copy having been presented to one of the author's two beloved nephews (the other became his biographer). Bertram James Collingwood [1871- 1934] shared his uncle's love for mathematics and logic (illuminating letters between the two which discuss these subjects can be found in various institutions). When Dodgson made his funeral arrangements, he arranged for Bertram to receive (in 1898) that portion of his library related to Mathematics, Science, and Medicine. Like his uncle, Collingwood became a professor and had a brilliant career at University (Cambridge) but, unlike his uncle, he was a fanatical sportsman and is best known today for having donated the "Collingwood Cup" which is still the championship trophy for Irish University Football, celebrating its 100th birthday in 2014. While we have seen numerous copies of the author's inscribed books, those actually presented to members of his family are highly uncommon, especially in original cloth. In a splendid new quarter-morocco slipcase.

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        Autograph Letter Signed, 2pp on one folded 8vo sheet, Walingford, June 29, n.y

      To Bertie, British theater producer and entrepreneur Bertie Alexander Meyer (1877-1967), Christie writes that she would be fine giving her novel "Ten Little Niggers" "a new lease of life. I don't know what production difficulties there are or if it 'dates' - Anyway talk it over with Edmund Cork [Christie's agent] ...." She signs, "Agatha." This comment suggests that she is writing during the period 1939-1943 as "The Little Niggers" was published as a novel in 1939, with the U.S. edition being called "The Little Indians." Her first foray into adapting one of her novels into a play was with this title, it eventually being performed in the West End in 1943 under the title "And Then There Were None." In 1944, the show opened on Broadway under the title "Ten Little Indians" and in 1945 the American film premiered as "And Then There Were None. The West End premiere was presented by Bertie Meyer at the St. James Theatre. He managed the German Theatre in London, became business manager for Charles Frohman, managed the Queen's Theatre, and in 1913 became business manager of the Globe Theatre. He managed many theaters in London during his life, and in 1930, the Cambridge Theatre was built for him. In addition to these references, Christie mentions her agent, Edmund Cork, as the person to whom Meyer should speak. "He arranges all these things and knows far more about my affairs than I do."

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        Floral Designs for the Table

      1877. PERKINS, John. Floral Designs for the Table; being Directions for its ornamentation with leaves, flowers, & fruit. With Classified lists of suitable plants, berries, and leaves, and twenty-four original coloured designs. 38, [2] pp. Illustrated with 24 chromolithographic plates. Title printed in red and black. Oblong 4to., 208 x 330 mm, bound in publisher's gilt decorated cloth, endpapers renewed. London: Wyman & Sons, 1877. |~||~||~||~| Only edition of a rare Victorian manual for floral table decoration, containing 24 lithographic designs for floral table settings. Perkins is described on the title page as the "head gardener for twenty-nine years to the late and present Lord Henniker." Chapters and illustrations are devoted to tables for dinner, luncheon and breakfast in various seasons, a cricket luncheon table, a wedding breakfast table, a "harvest home, dinner, or supper table," a hunt breakfast and a Christmas dinner. Each table setting is meticulously organized with numbered settings left blank for lamps, vases, confectionery, etc. (the actual place settings were arranged around these central decorations). Perkins describes the plants used and the details of their disposition, and the preliminary matter includes lists of plants which produce berries and ornamental leaves, as well as "generic" plants suitable for decoration. The decorations are marvelously ingenious and varied, ranging from star clusters composed of thistle leaves with roses at center - "the emblem of England centrally placed on the emblem of Scotland" for an appropriate dinner or luncheon; to a Christmas-like wreath of ferns surrounding smaller wreaths with begonias and chrysanthemums for a winter breakfast. One dinner table has the word "Welcome" spelled out in ivy and geraniums. Plants are appropriate for the occasion: stag's horn fern, hare's foot fern and foxgloves for the hunt table, mistletoe, small apples, fine-leaved ivy and winter cherries for Christmas, and so forth. Altogether the book evokes the warm and well-fed upstairs-downstairs world of the English country house. The illustrations defy verbal description and must be seen. Half-title a bit soiled, one or two small marginal tears, binding somewhat soiled, edges rubbed.

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        Autograph Letter Signed, 2pp on one folded 8vo sheet, Walingford, June 29, n.y.

      - To Bertie, British theater producer and entrepreneur Bertie Alexander Meyer (1877-1967), Christie writes that she would be fine giving her novel "Ten Little Niggers" "a new lease of life. I don't know what production difficulties there are or if it 'dates' - Anyway talk it over with Edmund Cork [Christie's agent] ." She signs, "Agatha." This comment suggests that she is writing during the period 1939-1943 as "The Little Niggers" was published as a novel in 1939, with the U.S. edition being called "The Little Indians." Her first foray into adapting one of her novels into a play was with this title, it eventually being performed in the West End in 1943 under the title "And Then There Were None." In 1944, the show opened on Broadway under the title "Ten Little Indians" and in 1945 the American film premiered as "And Then There Were None. The West End premiere was presented by Bertie Meyer at the St. James Theatre. He managed the German Theatre in London, became business manager for Charles Frohman, managed the Queen's Theatre, and in 1913 became business manager of the Globe Theatre. He managed many theaters in London during his life, and in 1930, the Cambridge Theatre was built for him. In addition to these references, Christie mentions her agent, Edmund Cork, as the person to whom Meyer should speak. "He arranges all these things and knows far more about my affairs than I do."

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        Chronique Bordeloise [ Chronique Bordelaise ]. Tome 1 : 1240 à 1599 ; Tome 2 : 1600 à 1638. (2 Tomes - Complet).

      Charles Lefebvre 1877 - Tirage à petit nombre, Introduction de Jules Delpit, 2 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-percaline verte, , coll. Archives du Château de La Brède, Charles Lefebvre, Bordeaux, 1877-1878, XV-335, 478 pp. Rare et bon exemplaire bien complet du grand tableau généalogique dépliant (très petits frottements en dos du tome 2, bel exemplaire par ailleurs) de cet ouvrage tiré à petit nombre, sur beau papier vergé. Rare et recherché. Vicaire, I, 536 Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Slave Trade. No. 4 (1877). Correspondence Respecting the Seizure of Slaves on board the "Rokeby" and "Koina" by her Majesty's Ship "Rifleman".

      London, Harrison and Sons, 1877. - Folio (210 x 320 mm). 16 pp. Cloth-covered spine. Rare documentary material on the interception of the ships and the seizure of slaves on board. British-operated ships continuously carried hajjis between Jeddah and ports in the Gulf, and the steamers were often used for the transport of slaves, sometimes with the cognizance of the captain. "The system of issuing tickets by the agents of British vessels at Jeddah without any name being inserted thereon, and the absence of passenger lists, no doubt render it extremely difficeult for the masters of ships to ascertain whether any of their passengers are slaves; and [.] it is one which cannot but place the gravest obstacles in our way in the suppression of the Slave Trade [.] The majority of the inhabitants of the Hedjaz and Yemen, from highest to the lowest, are interested in the Slave Trade, domestic slaves being a matter of necessity, servants not being procurable, what few there are bad [.] The Mahommedans consider the institution of slavery to be one of mutual benefit, and the slaves are geenrally the best dressed and best fed members of the household [.] It is very difficult to make any Mahommedan consider that slavery is a crime. He usually contends that the negro is recued from barbarism, and is taught the Mahommedan religion, and on that ground he defends the system; and indeed, he regards himself somewhat in the light of a missionary, and thinks he is extending his faith. The question is, therefore, beset with some difficulty [.]". - Occasional edge repairs. OCLC 872281698 (Internet resource only). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue of the Special Loan Collection of Scientific Apparatus at the South Kensington Museum. Third Edition

      Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London 1877 - Hardback, 140mm x 220mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp lviii, 1084 with some text figs., plus 4 single-sided plate leaves (one double-folding) and a double-page floor plan of the museum. Tipped-in leaf "Presentation Copy" and, to the front pastedown the heraldic bookplate of the County Borough of Warrington Municipal Library [the only other indication of previous library ownership being the shelf-mark to the spine foot. Contemporary signed binding [by Hewitt & Brown, Late Woolstencroft. Warrington) of half-black cloth/marbled paper-covered boards/gilt spine title, with the original black-printed paper covers preserved. Some rubs and wear to edges & corners and prelims dusty with light toning of blank margins. Otherwise internally very good and tighly-bound. Most uncommon Size: 8vo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage Autour de ma Chambre Suivi de l'Expédition Nocturne ? Préface par Jules Clarétie

      Paris: [D. Jouaust for] Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1877. Copy number 1 of 20 printed on China paper (of an edition of 210 total). Frontispiece and 5 etched plates after Hédouin, each in two states (before and with letters). xxiv, 182 pp., printed entirely on CHINA PAPER. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary full blue morocco, gilt, t.e.g. Fine, in a morocco-tipped paper over boards slipcase. Bookplates of Clarence H. Clark and Cortlandt F. Bishop. Copy Number One on China Paper

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        The American Senator

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1877. First edition, half-titles. 3 vols. 8vo. Bound in thrre quarters morocco and marbled boards, t.e.g. About fine, bookplates.

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        Portuguese Western Africa. Facts and statements concerning the right of the Crown of Portugal to the territories of Molembo, Cabinda, Ambriz, and other places on the west coast of Africa, situated between the fifth degree twelve minutes, and the eighth degree of south latitude.

      Londong, Herbert J. Fitch, 1877.. Englische Originalausgabe. Gebunden in dunkles Leder mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Origianl-Kartondeckel mit eingebunden, 8°, 72 Seiten. Originaleinband und Titelblatt leicht fleckig, schönes, sauberes Exemplar der sehr seltenen Schrift, zumal in der englischen Übersetzung des portugiesischen Originals von 1855..

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        Voyage Autour de ma Chambre Suivi de l'Expédition Nocturne ? Préface par Jules Clarétie

      Paris: [D. Jouaust for] Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1877. Copy number 1 of 20 printed on China paper (of an edition of 210 total). Frontispiece and 5 etched plates after Hédouin, each in two states (before and with letters). xxiv, 182 pp., printed entirely on CHINA PAPER. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary full blue morocco, gilt, t.e.g. Fine, in a morocco-tipped paper over boards slipcase. Bookplates of Clarence H. Clark and Cortlandt F. Bishop. Copy Number One on China Paper

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        A History of the Town of Belfast from the Earliest Times to the Close of the Eighteenth Century. & A History of the Town of Belfast from 1799 Till 1810 Together with Some Incidental Notices on Local Topics and Biographies of Many Well-Known Families. (2 Volumes Bound As One) - a Benn 'family related' item with an 1877 letter, etc

      London: Marcus Ward & Co. ,. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1877/80. First Edition. Hardcover. Benn's 'History of the Town of Belfast...' consists of two volumes, here bound together in full red leather with bright gilt titling and decoration. 5 raised bands to the spine with gilt decorated banding and gilt decoration in the compartments. A black leather title label with titling in gilt. The front and rear covers have gilt banding and the front cover has the Royal Coat of Arms in bright gilt in the centre. Some of the leather is rubbed/scraped to the edges in places and a small triangle of leather (approx 1cm x 1cm) is missing from the top front of the spine, together with a 4cm sliver of leather from the top edge of the spine. Considering the size of the book All Hinges are Tight and Sound, although the front inner paper hinge is splitting. ALL edges bright GILT. A Handsome volume. Internally each volume is separately titled, paginated and indexed. Marbled endpapers. Some light foxing to the prelims, o/w Very Clean Bright and Tight. Volume One = (10) + 770 pp. Volume 2 = 238 pp. The 8 maps/plans, and the Pedigree of the Chichester Family are all large folded 'fold-outs' and bound at the end of the book - lightly browned and 'curled' on the edges of the paper as they stick out of the volume. A few maps/plans have varying sized (now closed) tears to crease lines and/or a blank section. The genealogy of the O'Neills, and the two, tinted, portraits of Arthur Chichester are present in the book as called for. This book is the indispensable foundation for all studies of Belfast's history. There is a gift note dated 1918 on the second free blank endpaper "From J. F. W. Hodges, the nephew of the Author, to his daughter Harriet Benn Williams." also enclosed is a letter (a single sheet folded in 2 written on 4 sides) dated 24th March 1877 starting "My dear Uncle, I have been lately collecting as much information as I can about our family... Signed "Your aff Nephew Edward Benn" - So I assume ? Writing to the author? . There are also 2 later (browned/torn) newspaper sheets/cuttings = 1. From 'Belfast News-Letter, 1955' with an article entitled "The works of George Benn' and 2. 'City Man at 95' re Sir Ion Hamilton Benn. Overall an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. A Very Handsome volume with an interesting family connection. This book is overweight and MAY require extra postage depending on your location. See Images. ; Thick 8vo 8" to 9" tall .

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        Autograph Letter Signed, 2pp on one folded 8vo sheet, Walingford, June 29, n.y

      To Bertie, British theater producer and entrepreneur Bertie Alexander Meyer (1877-1967), Christie writes that she would be fine giving her novel "Ten Little Niggers" "a new lease of life. I don't know what production difficulties there are or if it 'dates' - Anyway talk it over with Edmund Cork [Christie's agent] ...." She signs, "Agatha." This comment suggests that she is writing during the period 1939-1943 as "The Little Niggers" was published as a novel in 1939, with the U.S. edition being called "The Little Indians." Her first foray into adapting one of her novels into a play was with this title, it eventually being performed in the West End in 1943 under the title "And Then There Were None." In 1944, the show opened on Broadway under the title "Ten Little Indians" and in 1945 the American film premiered as "And Then There Were None. The West End premiere was presented by Bertie Meyer at the St. James Theatre. He managed the German Theatre in London, became business manager for Charles Frohman, managed the Queen's Theatre, and in 1913 became business manager of the Globe Theatre. He managed many theaters in London during his life, and in 1930, the Cambridge Theatre was built for him. In addition to these references, Christie mentions her agent, Edmund Cork, as the person to whom Meyer should speak. "He arranges all these things and knows far more about my affairs than I do."

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        The Novels

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1877-79. 6 volumes, octavo. Recent dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Engraved frontispieces. Some occasional light foxing, an excellent set. New edition. An early edition of Bentley's Austen, which also includes a fourth edition of of A Memoir of Jane Austen by her nephew J. E. Austen Leigh together with Lady Susan. A handsome set.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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