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        The Turner Gallery; a Series of One Hundred and Twenty Engravings

      D. Aooleton and Co, New York; Nd(ca. 1880) - Quarto. In two volumes, no pagination. illustrated with 120 full page engravings from the works of the late Mr. Turner with descriptive text by W. Cosmo Monkhouse. Perhaps the best known of all Turner's works is that of The Fighting Temeraire and like his Crossing the Brook, appeals to all. He also illustrated books by Rogers, Byron, Scott and others. A handsome set bounf in full dark brown morocco decorated in blind, lettered in gilt, raised bands, lettering gilt, other compartments in blind, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, edges and corners rubbed, joints rubbed, no foxing, tissue guards present. Very nice.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA]
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        Aida. Grand opéra en quatre actes. Paroles françaises de MM. Du Locle & Nuitter.

      Paris, Léon Escudier, [1880]. - Large 8vo. Title page, (1) f. dramatis personae and table of contents, 307 pp., with 6 additional pp. bound after p. 124. Plate number 3603. Contemporary half morocco with giltstamped spine title. Marbled endpapers. First French edition: a precious copy signed by the composer during the first performance in French. The signature "G. Verdi" is in the upper right corner of the table of contents beneath the stamp "Souvenir of 22 March 1880". Verdi undoubtedly offered his closest collaborators copies of the score on the occasion of the French staging of the opera, directed by the composer himself at the Palais Garnier in the presence of the entire Parisian world of art, literature, finance, and government. - "Aida" was composed for the inauguration celebration of the Suez Canal, based on a libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni, and was first staged at the Cairo Opera House (in Italian) on Christmas Eve, 1871. The editorial history of the score is a complex one: the work was first published in Italian by Ricordi in 1872 and then reissued the same year in France (again in Italian) by Léon Escudier, who immediately produced several adaptations and instrumental or vocal arrangements (in French). The French première (in Italian) took place in 1876. On the occasion of the performance in 1880, Verdi gave more prominence to the ballet parts, and Escudier published six pages of additional music, printed and numbered separately and inserted between pages 124 and 125 of the original score. With this addition, also present in this copy, "Aida" reached its definitive form. - First and last pages somewhat foxed, extremeties slightly rubbed, otherwise in fine condition. From the collection of Pierre Bergé with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Hopkinson, A Bibliography of the Works of Giuseppe Verdi (New York 1978) II, no 62 B (d). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Bouvard et Pécuchet

      La Nouvelle Revue 1880-1881, Paris - In-8, demi-chagrin bleu marine à coins. Epidermures. Edition pré-originale de l'ultime roman de Gustave Flaubert, parue après sa mort survenue le 8 mai 1880. Le volume contient les livraisons parues entre le 15 décembre 1880 et le 15 février 1881, avant l'originale publiée chez Alphonse Lemerre. Langue : Français

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        Life of William Blake. With Selections from his Poems and Other Writings. A New and Enlarged Edition illustrated from Blake’s own Works. With additional Letters and a Memoir of the Author.

      London: Macmillan, 1880. 2 vols., 8vo, xvii, 431; ix, 383 pp., with a portrait frontispiece in each volume and numerous illustrations. Original blue cloth with elaborate gilt-stamped designs. A very good copy of this attractive binding with the binder’s ticket “Bound by Burn & Co” at the back. Second and best edition. Of special interest are the original prints - three from the Virgil woodblocks (in this edition printed on India paper and preferable to the prints in the first edition of Gilchrist) and 17 from electrotypes made from the original copperplates of the Songs of Innocence and of Experience. Gilchrist was Blake’s first full-scale biographer; the work was unfinished when he died and largely completed by Dante Gabriel Rossetti who wrote the final chapter from Gilchrist’s notes, with help from his brother William Michael, and also Swinburne whose own book on Blake was the result of his researches when reviewing Gilchrist’s book. Bentley, Blake Books, 1680B.

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        Historia da America Portugueza, desde o anno de mil e quinhentos do seu descobrimento até o de mil e setecentos e vinte e quatro .

      Lisbon, Francisco Arthur da Silva, 1880. - Large 8°, contemporary red half sheep over dark green pebbled cloth (minor wear), spine gilt in five compartments, raised bands, marbled endleaves, original green on yellow printed wrappers bound in (small repair at outer margin of front wrapper; tiny repair at outer margin of rear wrapper), edges sprinkled. Title in red and black with publisher's monogram. Six lithograph plates. Double-page engraved map of Brazil. Overall in fine condition. xxviii, 404 pp., 6 plates and 1 double-page map. *** Third edition but First Illustrated Edition of the first general history of Brazil, which was first published in Lisbon, 1730, and again at Bahia, 1878. This edition is described in error on the front wrapper and the title-page as the second. It was revised and annotated by J.G. Goes. The illustrations depict landfall in 1500, the city of Salvador, Bahia, the death of Padre Ignacio d'Azevedo, João Fernandes Vieira, panning for gold, and Rio de Janeiro. There is also a double-page map of Brazil.Burns describes Rocha Pitta as "one of the foremost eighteenth-century historians" (Perspectives on Brazilian History p. 16), although Rocha Pitta is often condemned for his florid and ornate language, and for not using primary sources. Southey's harsh assessment has been widely quoted: "The only general history of Brazil is . . . a meagre and inaccurate work, which has been accounted valuable merely because there was no other" (Preface to the History of Brazil, London 1810-19). On the other hand, Southey testified to the importance of Rocha Pitta's Historia by numerous citations of it throughout his own work. And while Southey rejected Rocha Pitta's methodology, the Instituto Histórico e Geográfico (established 1839) respected and sometimes adhered to it. The Historia is an important source on the history of Minas Geraes (where gold, diamonds and emeralds were all discovered during his lifetime), on the "Guerra dos Emboabas," 1708-1711, between Paulistas and recent immigrants from Portugal and coastal Brazil, and on the "Guerra dos Macates," 1709-1711, between the sugar-planters in Olinda and the new bourgeoisie in Recife.Rocha Pitta (1660-1738), a native of Bahia, traveled to Coimbra to take his degree, then spent most of the rest of his life on his family's plantation in Brazil.*** Borba de Moraes (1983) II, 678. Blake VII, 214-5. Rodrigues 2113. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        [Photo Album]: European Travels

      , 1880. 1880. Near Fine. Oblong folio. Full brown leathers with the words "album of photographs" stamped in gilt on the front board. 11" x 14". A collection of 65 sepia toned albumen photographs some include captions and photographer information in the plate. The photos vary in size with most of them measuring 8.25" x 10.5" or 6" x 10". Very good with modestly worn edges and some foxing on the pages. An assemblage of photographs from roughly 1880 beginning in Paris with detailed exterior and interior photographs of La Sainte-Chapelle and the Hotel de Ville. The album continues through Belgium, Nuremberg, Switzerland, Prague, England, and Milan among others, displaying some of the most impressive attractions and architecture of each country or city. Some of these include La Fleche de la Cathedrale in Strasbourg which was the tallest building in the world until 1874; Lausanne Cathedral of Switzerland; and The Frauenkirche Church in Nuremberg. Towards the middle of the book are scenes of locals, one of a dark skinned gondolier, uncaptioned but presumably in Venice, a boy and an older woman sitting in an ally in San Remo, and priests sitting by a well on the grounds of the Carthusian monastery in Florence. Photo credits include the Italian photographer, Edizioni Brogi, A. Wimmer, and the German photographer Giorgio Sommer. The album is full of beautiful European landscapes and views of numerous churches, abbeys, and castles throughout the continent. A lovely assortment of late Victorian photography.

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        A Tramp Abroad; Illustrated by W. Fr. Brown, True Williams, B. Day and Other Artists -- With Also Three or Four Pictures Made by the Author of This Book, Without Outside Help; in All Three Hundred and Twenty-Eight Illustrations

      American Publishing Company, Hartford, CT 1880 - First state frontispiece (Moses), sheets bulk 1 5/8", square border at the inner corners. xvi, [2], [17]-631pp + [1]p of publisher's advertisement. Original brown cloth stamped in blind and decorated in gold on the front panel, lettered and decorated in gold on the spine panel, and stamped in blind on the rear panel. Portrait frontispiece, frontispiece and more than three hundred illustrations. Small bookstore label on the rear pastedown endpaper (William H. O'Keefe of Lockport, NY). Light fading and wear to the spine panel, short, closed tear to one of the leaves, name on the flyleaf. A nice and bright near fine copy. BAL 3386.; Octavo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chrysanthemum garden.

      ca. 1880. Original photograph, albumen print, handcoloured, 26,8 x 20,5 cm, photograph no 1567, on mount. KEYWORDS:japan/photo

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        Sheets 1 & 2. Boston to the Chesapeake, &c. Corrections 1878.

      1880 - London: Charles Wilson, 1878. Touches of original colour. Two sheets conjoined, laid on canvas, total 890 x 1400mm. Some minor creasing and staining. A two-sheet chart published as one of a pair that covered the Eastearn Seaboard from Boston to Havana in Cuba. Three large inset details show New York Harbour, Boston Harbour and the Entrance to the Delaware; the three smaller insets are Okracoke Inlet, Hatteras Shoals and Cape Charles. The lighthouses are marked in colour and the extents of the Gulf Stream are shown.

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        Young Woman.

      ca. 1880. Original photograph, albumen print, handcoloured, 26,8 x 20,9 cm, photograph no 80, on mount. Felice Beato (Korfoe 1832 - Florenz 29 January 1909), also known as Felix Beato, was an Italian-British photographer. KEYWORDS:japan/photo

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        Officers daughter.

      ca. 1880. Original photograph, albumen print, handcoloured, 26,8 x 21 cm, photograph no C50, on mount. - Probably from: Suzuki Shin'ichi (Japanese, 1835-1919). Felice Beato (Korfoe 1832 - Florenz 29 January 1909), also known as Felix Beato, was an Italian-British photographer. KEYWORDS:japan/photo

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        Young Woman.

      ca. 1880. Original photograph, albumen print, handcoloured, 26,8 x 21 cm, photograph no 12, on mount. Felice Beato (Korfoe 1832 - Florenz 29 January 1909), also known as Felix Beato, was an Italian-British photographer. KEYWORDS:japan/photo

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        Officers daughter.

      - ca. 1880. Original photograph, albumen print, handcoloured, 26,8 x 21 cm, photograph no C50, on mount. - Probably from: Suzuki Shin'ichi (Japanese, 1835-1919). Felice Beato (Korfoe 1832 - Florenz 29 January 1909), also known as Felix Beato, was an Italian-British photographer. KEYWORDS:japan/photo

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        Young Woman.

      - ca. 1880. Original photograph, albumen print, handcoloured, 26,8 x 21 cm, photograph no 12, on mount. Felice Beato (Korfoe 1832 - Florenz 29 January 1909), also known as Felix Beato, was an Italian-British photographer. KEYWORDS:japan/photo

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        ALBUM DI CARICATURE ORIGINALI DI DANTE MATTANI

      1880 - 1880 - 1888 Raccolta di 10 acquerelli, 31 disegni, 9 litografie, tutte deliziosamente commentate a matita. Rara raccolta di un caricaturista che ha fatto parte del caffè Michelangelo. Mattani uomo intelligente salvò dalla dispersione caricature di Tricca e dei suoi amici, nato a Pistoia ma visse a Firenze. Diventò famoso per aver illustrato il Mercato Vecchio commentato da Carocci. Insieme molto interessante, RARO. 1020533 Cerchiamo di dare una indicazione sommaria delle varie misure delle caricature. Da la più piccola, di: 12x9 cm. A quella più grande di 26,5x17,5; ma anche alcune di 20,5x14-14,5x10-20x12,5- 25x15,5-21x9,5. Bella e RARA raccolta rilegata in album in cartone rigido, rivestito con carta marmorizzata e titolo impresso in oro, su tassello di pelle verde sul piatto anteriore. Codice inv.1020533 (3/3a) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Photographs of ancient Egyptian archeological sites

      Egypt, 1880. 29 albumen photographs mounted on card, some signed in the mount. 1 vols. Most images measure 11 x 8-3/4 inches, two measure 13-7/8 x 10-5/8 inches. Light curve to mounts, some fading to image, but generally fine. 29 albumen photographs mounted on card, some signed in the mount. 1 vols. Most images measure 11 x 8-3/4 inches, two measure 13-7/8 x 10-5/8 inches.

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        Young Woman.

      ca. 1880. Original photograph, albumen print, handcoloured, 26,8 x 20,9 cm, photograph no 80, on mount. Felice Beato (Korfoe 1832 - Florenz 29 January 1909), also known as Felix Beato, was an Italian-British photographer. KEYWORDS:japan/photo.

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        Officers daughter.

      ca. 1880. Original photograph, albumen print, handcoloured, 26,8 x 21 cm, photograph no C50, on mount. - Probably from: Suzuki Shin'ichi (Japanese, 1835-1919). Felice Beato (Korfoe 1832 - Florenz 29 January 1909), also known as Felix Beato, was an Italian-British photographer. KEYWORDS:japan/photo.

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        Lygtetænder.

      1880 1880 - Maleri. 15,5x10 cm. Ca. 1880. Olie på træ.

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        Tea House Woomen.

      ca. 1880. Original photograph, albumen print, handcoloured, 20,8 x 26,8 cm, photograph no Q 66, on mount. Kusakabe Kimbei (Japanese, 1841 - 1934, active 1880s - about 1912) KEYWORDS:japan/photo

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        SPORTING NOVELS. A STUNNING SET OF SIX VOLUMES IN REMARKABLY FINE STATE.

      Printed For Subscribers from the plates of the Original Edition by Bradbury Agnew & Co. London. Circa 1880 - The Ultimate Six volume set. Hardback. Demy 8vo. Original highly gilt and black decorated scarlet cloth in Near MINT state ! Illustrated with text illustrations, black and white plates and beautiful tissue-guarded Hand-Coloured Plates. Comprising ;- Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour;- Ask Mama;- Plain or Ringlets;- Hawbuck Grange;- Mr. Romford's Hounds;- Handley Cross. Quite Superb ! (extra postage required for Overseas shipping.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD AND SONS ABA ILAB Est. 1867.]
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        Cetshwayo's Dutchman

      1880 - Being the Private Journal of a White Trader in Zululand at the Time of the British Invasion.First edition. Frontispiece. 8vo. Original green illustrated cloth, gilt. xvii, 196, 12ads.pp. London, This ?work throws some light on the character and conduct of the Zulu king, and appears to be written in an entirely unbiased manner. More than half of the volume consists of notes contributed by Bishop Colenso, which afford considerable information regarding the state of the country and its inhabitants at this period? (Mendelssohn). Mendelssohn II, p568. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Monographie de la terre et du Château DE LA VERDIERE et des familles qui l'ont successivement possédé sans interruption du Xe au XIXe siècle.

      Typographie Et Lithographie Marius Olive 1880 - Grand in-4 carré ( 315 X 250 mm ) de 131 pages, demi chagrin vert lierre à coins, dos à nerfs janséniste. Portrait en sanguine en frontispice, 27 gravures sur chine montées sous serpentes hors-texte, tableau généalogique à double page monté sur onglet. EDITION ORIGINALE très rare au tirage unique à 80 exemplaires non mis dans le commerce ( N°17 ). Bel exemplaire, non rogné enrichi d'un envoi autographe du Marquis DE FORBIN D'OPEDE au Marquis DE PANISSE-PASSIS. Régionalisme Provence Histoire Noblesse Généalogie Héraldique Héraldisme [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Les souliers rouges et autres contes

      Garnier frères 1880 - - Garnier frères, Paris 1880 (S.d.), In-8 (16x24,5cm), 544pp., relié. - Edition originale française, traduite par Ernest Grégoire et Louis Moland, et illustrée par Yan d'Argent de 8 hors-texte sur papier fort, et de nombreuses vignettes, le tout sur bois. Le recueil contient La petite fille aux allumettes, Le briquet, L'intrépide soldat de plomb, et rassemble 45 contes paraissant pour la première fois en France. Reliure en demi chagrin rouge d'époque signée Durfort en queue. Dos à faux nerfs richement orné. Plats de percaline rouge avec filets gras et maigres d'encadrement. Tranches dorées. Gardes moirées blanches. Traces de frottements. Papier remarquablement blanc avec quelques rares rousseurs pâles. Bel exemplaire. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First french edition, translated by Ernest Grégoire and Louis Moland, and illustrated by Yan d'Argent 8 inset on hard paper, and many vignettes, all on wood. The collection contains The little girl with matches, The lighter, The fearless lead soldier , and brings together 45 stories appearing for the first time in France. Binding half shagreen red vintage signed Durfort tail. Back to fake nerves richly adorned. boards of red percaline with fat and lean framing nets. Golden slices. White moiré guards. Traces of friction. Remarkably white paper with a few rare pale foxinges. Nice copy. 544pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Louisa May Alcott Manuscript Leaf.

      Autograph manuscript page from Louisa May Alcott's Jack and Jill, Chapter VIII, page 129. One page. The manuscript page reads, "up no capers with that child! The idea of a hot bath in the middle of the day, and him full of dinner, and croupy into the bargain! Wet a corner of a towel at the kettle-spout and polish him off if you like, but you won't risk his life in no bath-tubs this cold day.' Miss Bat's word was law in some things, so Molly had to submit, and took Boo away, saying, loftily, as she left the room, 'I shall ask father, and do it tonight, for I will not have my brother look like a pig.' 'My patience! How the Siamese do leave their things around,'she exclaimed [crossed out a moment after'] as she surveyed her room after making up the fire and polishing off Boo. 'I'll put things in order, and then mend up my rags, if I can find my thimble. Now, let me see,' and she went to exploring her closet, bureau, and table, finding such disorder everywhere that her courage nearly gave out. She had clothes enough, but all needed care; even her best dress had two buttons off, and her drawers were a perfect chaos of soiled ruffles, off gloves, old ribbons, boot lacings, and bits of paper. 'Oh, my heart, what a muddle! Mrs. Minot wouldn't think much of me if she could see that,' said Molly, recalling [crossed out 'that Mrs.'] how that lady once said she could judge a good deal of a little girl's character & habits by a peep at her top drawer, & went on to guess how each of the schoolmates kept hers, with great success." The final printing reads slightly differently. Matted and framed opposite a photograph of Alcott. The entire piece measures 17.5 inches by 20 inches. Manuscript pages from Alcott seldom enter the market. Jack and Jill: A Village Story was originally published in 1880. The story takes place in a small New England town after the Civil War where Jack Minot and Janey Pecq are best friends and next door neighbors. Always seen together, Janey gets the nickname of Jill, to mimic the old rhyme. The two go up a hill one winter day, and then suffer a terrible accident. Seriously injured in a sledding accident, they recover from their physical injuries, while learning life lessons along with their many friends. They are helped along their journey to recovery by various activities created by their mothers.

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        A Book of Strife in the Form of The Diary of an Old Soul

      Mr. Hughes 1880 - First Edition. 263pp. printed on rectos only. Recent leather backstrip with red cloth, spine lettered in gilt. (Shaberman 66.) Inscribed along top of title page to former owner "with kindest regards, [signed] George MacDonald." Very Good+ with names of months written in easily-erasable pencil on many pages, slight foxing to prelims. A series of inspirational poems, one for each day of the year, written by the Scottish author and minister best-known for his fantasy novels. Books signed by him are rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Carta Geologica del versante settentrionale dell'Appennino compreso fra i fiumi Montone e Foglia

      1880. Carta geologica, in due fogli giuntati ed intelati, raffigurante parte del territorio romagnolo compreso tra i fiumi Montone e Foglia. La sua realizzazione, che durò quasi un ventennio, si deve al Comm. Giuseppe Scarabelli Gommi Flamini, il quale il 28 settembre del 1863 ricevette dal Consiglio Provinciale di Forlì l'incarico per la stesura di una carta geologica da utilizzarsi quale base per la stesura di una monografia economica, statistica ed amministrativa della provincia. Con lettera datata 20 aprile 1865 la Regia Prefettura di Forlì commissiona la realizzazione della stessa a Scarabelli e Giovanni Capellini. Nel maggio del 1868 quest'ultimo dovette rinunciare all'incarico per motivi famigliari. Venne sostituito nei lavori di rilievo da Cesare d'Ancona. AL 29 settembre 1868 il disegno era terminato e nel 1873 la carta era pronta per passare alla fase di incisione e finalmente nel 1878 la carta era pronta per essere data alla stampe. Sia durante i lavori di realizzazione della stessa che a lavori terminati la carta venne esposta in diverse occasioni ottenendo numerosi riconoscimenti: Esposizione agricola industriale di Bologna del 1869, Esposizione agraria industriale e di Belle Arti di Forlì del 1871, Esposizione geografica Internazionale di Parigi del 1875, Esposizione universale di Parigi del 1878. La carta fu rilevata in luogo alla scala di 1:50000 e qui ridotta alla scala di 1:100000. Alcuni segni del tempo, ma complessivamente buon esemplare di questo monumento cartografico.

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        Entomologisk tidskrift årgång 1 - 49

      Bok. Stockholm 1880-1928. 19 gedigna klotband. illustr. Mycket gott skick.

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        THE FIRST SECOND [AND] THIRD TOUR[S] OF DR SYNTAX In Search of the Picturesque; In Search of Consolation; In Search of a Wife; A Poem

      George Routledge and Sons N.d. c.[1880]. . Reprint of 9th Ed With New Plates. 272pp. In all 3 vols. 80 hand cold. plates by Rowlandson including frontiss. and additional t.ps. Very light marginal browning, marbled e.ps., contemporary gilt rule edged half morocco with marbled boards, gilt ruled raised bands with gilt ruled compartments and gilt lettering to spines, t.e.g., handsome set. US$715

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        Life of William Blake, with selections from his poems and other writings New and enlarged edition illustrated from Blake's own works with additional letters and a memoir of the author.

      London: Macmillan, 1880. Very Good/Finished and much expanded version of the 1863 pilot edition, which was interrupted by the author's death. Anne Gilchrist completed the work, with the help of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who edited the poems and writings, William Michael Rossetti, who catalogued the paintings. Gilchrist can be credited with securing Blake's reputation.. 24 cm; 2 volumes: xxi, 431 pages ;ix, 383 pages, engraved portrait frontispiece and numerous illustrations, including the entire set of engravings for the Book of Job, the entire set of Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, images from The Gates of Paradise (printed on India paper and mounted), and many illustrations from the "prophetic" books, from the Virgil and Dante illustrations, and from his sketches, prints, and his work as an illustrator for hire. Justly celebrated covers of blue cloth stamped in gilt with art nouveau rendering (by Frederic J. Shields) of a sketch from Blake's manuscript notebook of two figures reclining in an open poppy petal beneath a canopy of belladonna petals under a spangled night sky. The spine reproduces in gilt a figure from Blake's "Night Thoughts." Binder's ticket (Burn & Co.) present. Pages uncut. This copy extremely well-preserved, despite library provenance and a few expert repairs. Early owner's ink stamp on front blank. Discreet library ink stamp on half title and at base of title page, and on rear pastedown. Ghost of old glue on rear pastedown. Lower joint of volume one expertly reinforced. Distinctly fresh look without edge wear or discoloration.

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        A Short Sketch of the Career of Captain RICHARD F, Burton

      William Mullen and Son 1880 - Ist edition, presentation from Mrs Burton, to Robert T. Wragg April 1881 Collected from "Men of Eminence' from Captain and Mrs. Burton's own works; from the press, from the press from personal knowledge and various other reliable sources by an old oxonian who is proud to claim him as an Oxford Man and as an old friend Richards, Alfred Bate was the author and a second edition was published under the authorship of Richards, Alfred Bate; Andrew Wilson and St. Clair Baddeley, in some references Isabel Burton is attributed as an author but there is no definitive support for this proposition. Richards was a friend of Burton's at Oxford. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Report and Journal of Examination of the Country North-East of Eucla

      [Adelaide, Government Printer], 1880. Foolscap folio, 9 pages plus a large folding map ('Plan shewing Country north east of Eucla examined by Mr James W. Jones with the view to decide upon boring operations for water', 555 x 705 mm). Drop-title, sewn as issued; bottom corner of the front page slightly dusty; small blank corner piece of the map slightly creased; an excellent copy. The map embraces the entire extent of the Nullarbor Plain within South Australia covering 'an area of 16,500 square miles ... [with] a complete description of the country from the coast to the route taken by Mr Ernest Giles on his exploration trip to Perth'. It also includes 'Professor Tate's track shewn in red' (presumably relating to Ralph Tate's travels there resulting in his lengthy paper, 'The Natural History of the Country around the Head of the Great Australian Bight' in the Transactions ... of the Philosophical Society of Adelaide, South Australia for 1878-9: see McLaren 15803). The journal 'gives a minutely detailed description of the country passed over ... It will be seen that this hitherto comparatively unexplored country has been thoroughly examined. I found that in many important particulars the surmises in previous reports respecting this country were not borne out'. No less interesting is the account of the discovery of the waggon and last campsite of Fairie and Woolley, who died of thirst north of Eucla two years earlier. South Australian Parliamentary Paper Number 191 of 1880; the quantity printed is not stated, but around 700 copies was usual (and this item is rarely encountered on the open market). McLaren 10540.

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        A Tramp Abroad

      Hartford: American Publishing Co, 1880. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition, first printing with first state frontispiece caption ("Moses" instead of "Titian's Moses"); author portrait state B with underlying lines on the lapel slightly slanted; A state sheets that bulk 1 5/8". 631 p. Brown cloth with gilt lettering. Binding has been professionally repaired, new head and foot, new tan endpapers. Good+ condition. Last two hundred pages or so have some darkening or smoke damage, mostly to margins. All text legible. Name penned on fep. Tissue guard intact, foxed as is portrait. One page of table on contents worn at edges, A few finger smudges. A solid copy with sturdy binding that should last for many years to come.

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        Panorama of London and the River Thames.

      Artist: Smyth ; issued in: London; date: ca 1880 - - technic: Wood engraving; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Mounted on linnen, visibly used and some folds; - size (in cm): 29,5 x 236; - description: Panaoarma view of London at the river Themse with decorative ships in the foreground, a tilte page and an index depicting al importand buildings and places of interest.

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        The Works of George Eliot

      London: William Blackwood, 1880. Twenty-four volume set. Halfbound in green leather with green/ red marbled covers and edges. Gilt tooling to spine. Previous owner's bookplate to paste-down endpaper and signature (same name 1889) to title-pages of all volumes. Very Good.

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        Leaves from a Journal being a Record of the Visit of the Emperor and Empress of the French to the Queen and of a Visit of the queen and H.R.H. The Prince Consort to the Emperor of the French.

      London: Printed Strictly for Private Circulation,, 1880. Octavo. Original blue sand-grained cloth over bevelled boards, title gilt to the spine, and to the upper board, gilt double fillet panel to both boards, black surface-paper endpapers. A little rubbed, corners bumped, head and tail of spine crumpled, front board creased with consequent crack to the front pastedown, pale toning else very good. Small quantity of relevant clippings loosely inserted. First edition, extremely uncommon, Copac lists Oxford University only, and OCLC locates a single copy at the Australian National University. This copy inscribed by Victoria on the half-title; "To The Earl Cowley, In recollection of happy past days, from Victoria R.I., Nov. 21 1881". The Crimean War had "transformed Napoleon III into Britain's closest ally. An imperial visit to Britain in May 1855 convinced Victoria of the emperor's qualities; Empress Eugénie too met with her approbation, for Victoria admired beauty in other women. Victoria paid a reciprocal visit in August to her ally in Paris, where she was 'delighted, enchanted, amused and interested, and think I never saw anything more beautiful and gay than Paris', and paid a visit of respect to the tomb of the first Napoleon. The visit sealed the alliance …" (ODNB). The recipient, Henry Richard Charles Wellesley (1804-84), became ambassador to France in 1852, and was instrumental in fostering Anglo-French relations during the period; "Cowley was close to Napoleon by the time the Crimean War broke out. 'I am not generally of a confiding character in regard to foreigners', he wrote a little later, 'but there is something about that man that always imbues me with a feeling of his sincerity'". A superb association copy of a genuinely scarce book.

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        Les amours de Charlot et Toinette. Piece dérobée a V.

      Mit 2 gestoch. Portraits von Le Beau. 8 S. Goldgepr. Maroquin um 1880 mit Rückentitel und Innenkantenvg., signiert "Quinet". Erste Ausgabe. - Lever, Anthologie érotique, p. 1032 Eros au secret, 76 Enfer de la Bibliothèque Nationale, Lb39-7925, Chantal Thomas, La Reine scélérate, p.167-173 Gay-L. I, 134: "Pièce en vers, assez spirituelle, mais obscène. On ne connait de lédition originelle que quelques exemplaires échappés au pilon de la Bastille." - Sehr seltenes pornographisches Gedicht um die angebliche Affaire Marie Antoinettes mit dem Grafen dArtois. - In der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts sind mehrere Buchbinder mit dem Namen Quinet in Paris tätig gewesen (vgl. Fléty 148). - Mit einigen vor- und nachgebundenen weißen Blättern. - Mit Exlibris des rumänischen Schriftstellers und Voltaire-Bibliographen Georges Bengesco (Gheorghe Bengescu 1848-1922). - Gering berieben, S. (3)/4 mit fachmännisch angeränderten Ausrissen am Seiten- und Fußsteg (Text nicht betroffen), leicht gebräunt, etw. fleckig.

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        PICTURESQUE CHICAGO. ACCORDIAN STYLE VIEWBOOK.

      Chicago: Published by Chicago Engraving Co., 1880. - 7 1/2" x 5" oblong cloth accordian style viewbook, red cloth stamped in gold gilt and black, 20 panels, illustrated. Twenty engraved black & white views with decorative borders. Begins with the entrance to the harbor, Aldine Square, Lake in Central Park, Adams Street, Lake Shore Drive, Pine Street, State Street looking south from Monroe, Chicago River from Wells Street Bridge, Lincoln Park, South Park, Douglas Monument, Waterworks Crib, State Street south from Randolph, Grand Blvd., Dearborn Street, Engines at North Side Waterworks, Madison Street, Union Stock Yards, Chicago Trotting Park, and a view of the Great Fire, October 9, 1871. I believe this is the oldest folding viewbook we have ever owned. This item pre-dates the glossy style of viewbook. Covers lightly worn at the spine ends and fore-corners, title page lightly soiled, inked gift inscription dated Dec. 25, 1880, in margins of the title page else a very good copy of a scarce item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Louisa May Alcott Manuscript Leaf.

      - Autograph manuscript page from Louisa May Alcott's Jack and Jill, Chapter VIII, page 129. One page. The manuscript page reads, "up no capers with that child! The idea of a hot bath in the middle of the day, and him full of dinner, and croupy into the bargain! Wet a corner of a towel at the kettle-spout and polish him off if you like, but you won't risk his life in no bath-tubs this cold day.' Miss Bat's word was law in some things, so Molly had to submit, and took Boo away, saying, loftily, as she left the room, 'I shall ask father, and do it tonight, for I will not have my brother look like a pig.' 'My patience! How the Siamese do leave their things around,'she exclaimed [crossed out a moment after'] as she surveyed her room after making up the fire and polishing off Boo. 'I'll put things in order, and then mend up my rags, if I can find my thimble. Now, let me see,' and she went to exploring her closet, bureau, and table, finding such disorder everywhere that her courage nearly gave out. She had clothes enough, but all needed care; even her best dress had two buttons off, and her drawers were a perfect chaos of soiled ruffles, off gloves, old ribbons, boot lacings, and bits of paper. 'Oh, my heart, what a muddle! Mrs. Minot wouldn't think much of me if she could see that,' said Molly, recalling [crossed out 'that Mrs.'] how that lady once said she could judge a good deal of a little girl's character & habits by a peep at her top drawer, & went on to guess how each of the schoolmates kept hers, with great success." The final printing reads slightly differently. Matted and framed opposite a photograph of Alcott. The entire piece measures 17.5 inches by 20 inches. Manuscript pages from Alcott seldom enter the market. Jack and Jill: A Village Story was originally published in 1880. The story takes place in a small New England town after the Civil War where Jack Minot and Janey Pecq are best friends and next door neighbors. Always seen together, Janey gets the nickname of Jill, to mimic the old rhyme. The two go up a hill one winter day, and then suffer a terrible accident. Seriously injured in a sledding accident, they recover from their physical injuries, while learning life lessons along with their many friends. They are helped along their journey to recovery by various activities created by their mothers. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Flowers from Our Yorkshire Garden

      1880-1886 1880 - 8vo. 237 by 185 mm. 134 leaves of watercolored botanical illustrations, each with the flower's name and dated. The paintings are of finely done, we assume, by an amateur hand, with excellent detailing, nuanced shading, refined and accurate color. Paintings all on the rectos. The work is anonymous, alas. In a modern half calf binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Northern Territory of South Australia

      Adelaide, E. Spiller, Government Printer, 1880. Octavo, 55 pages. Original flush-cut quarter cloth and card covers, with the title page details repeated on the front cover; cloth a little flecked and slightly sunned and rubbed; card a little marked and mottled, with a small corner crease and minimal silverfish nibbling to the rear cover; small sections of the front pastedown pulled away from the cover by the stitching (but the binding is still tightly attached); trifling silverfish nibbling to the tip of the bottom corner of a handful of leaves; overall an excellent copy. At the time of publication, the author was Chief Warden of the Goldfields of the Northern Territory. 'This pamphlet is published by permission of the Government of South Australia; but it is only proper to state that the recommendations herein made, especially with reference to the formation of a railway, have not yet been considered by the Ministry, and must therefore be only regarded as the individual views of the author. A portion of the matter in the following pages was compiled by me' for Harcus's 'South Australia', published in 1876; it 'incorporated some useful papers written by residents there'. That book also contained an important chapter on Central Australia, incorporated here with additional material. To quote Harcus: 'the following interesting and well-written account of Central Australia, along the line of telegraph, has appeared in the "Register". The writer, Mr J.A. Giles, is well acquainted with the whole of the country which he describes. It is the best and most trust-worthy account of Central Australia which has yet been published'. Knight remarks that it 'affords an excellent insight into the vast tract of country'. The article takes up most of the 17-page chapter; it refers on occasion (and thus eliminates any misattribution) to Alfred Giles, the explorer with strong telegraph line credentials. It is augmented with a page of quotations from Charles Winnecke's 1879 Herbert River expedition reports. Ferguson 11231 (pretty light on detail, even to the extent of not recording the binding).

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