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        Novels of George Eliot

      Edinburgh - William Blackwood and Sons, 1880 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A set of the novels of George Eliot, containing Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner, Scenes of Clerical Life, Felix Holt, Romola, and Middlemarch. Mary Anne Evans, better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She is the author of seven novels, including Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (187172), and Daniel Deronda (1876), most of them set in provincial England and well known for their realism and psychological insight. Throughout her career, Eliot wrote with a politically astute pen. From Adam Bede to The Mill on the Floss and Silas Marner, Eliot presented the cases of social outsiders and small-town persecution. Felix Holt, the Radical and The Legend of Jubal were overtly political, and political crisis is at the heart of Middlemarch, in which she presents the stories of a number of denizens of a small English town on the eve of the Reform Bill of 1832. The novel is notable for its deep psychological insight and sophisticated character portraits. With vignette title pages andtwenty-five plates, collated complete. Seven volumes bound in six (missing volume VIII Daniel Deronda). Condition: In half-morocco bindings with marbled boards. Externally rubbed, with wear to the extremities. All joints cracked. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Pages arebright, with some scattered light spotting. Overall: GOOD..

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        George Eliot's Novels: Vol. I Adam Bede; Vol. II Mill On The Floss; Vol. III - IV Silas Marner & Scenes from a Clerical Life; Vol. V Felix Holt; Vol. VI Romola; Vol. VII Middlemarch & Vol. VIII Daniel Deronda

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood & SOns. Re-issue. Half-Leather. Near Fine. (c. 1880) Red half calf, raised bands, T.E.G., marbled eps., gilt spine lettering. Very solid set with only slight misc. shelf wear. All columes are tight and unmarked. Handmade paper. All DJs are archival mylar protected. Selling books since 1980 and online since 1999.

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        The Works of George Eliot. Include: Middlemarch, Adam Bede, Romola, Silas Marner, The Mill on the Floss, Felix Holt, Daniel Deronda, etc. Together with: George Eliot's Life, as related in her Letters and Journals. Arranged and Edited by her Husband, J.W. Cross

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, n.d. (c.1880)., 1880. The Cabinet Edition, complete in 24 volumes being 21 volumes of the Works and 3 volumes of her Life. 8vo. A very handsome set in a contemporary binding of half maroon morocco by Tout with gilt titles and fine gilt tooling to spines, marbled boards with double gilt rule, marbled end papers, top edges gilt.

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        PRIVATE JOURNAL OF EDWARD PAUL DUFFY, PRINTER, U.S. FLAGSHIP TRENTON, EUROPEAN SQUADRON, BEGINNING IN MARSEILLE, FRANCE [manuscript title]

      [At sea, primarily in the Mediterranean]. 1880-1881.. [186]pp., plus 26 blank pages. Includes many newspaper clippings and pamphlets. Three-quarter contemporary calf with paper boards. Spine nonexistent at foot. Calf significantly rubbed, missing in most places. Boards rubbed, loose. Text clean, brittle, but loosely bound; some pages loose. Text in good condition. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. Edward Paul Duffy was a soldier and printer aboard the U.S.S. Trenton. During his time on board Duffy printed the TRENTON HERALD, a twice monthly newspaper. Newspaper clippings pasted to the front board of his journal herald Duffy as the pioneer of American amphibious printing and estimate his readership to number one thousand. Duffy also served as a correspondent to the BALTIMORE SUN, writing of the activities of the European Squadron and his experiences in various Mediterranean cities. Clippings of his articles from the BALTIMORE SUN are tipped in, as well as several pieces of his shipboard printing, INSPECTION OF POWDER DIVISION and COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF TIMES OF EVOLUTIONS DURING INSPECTION OF EUROPEAN SQUADRON. Duffy's journal records the daily weather, activities aboard the Trenton, and his trips off the ship in cities such as Madeira and Villefranche. He frequently notes his press and letters or activities related to it, i.e. the printing of a program for the Snowflakes which performed before Christmas of 1880 and subscriptions made to his paper by prominent Americans such as capitalist J.W. Mackay. The Trenton sailed home for the centennial celebration of the victory at Yorktown, but Duffy was honorably discharged after two years of service and discontinued his journal upon reaching the Chesapeake Bay. A wonderful record of shipboard printing in the American Navy.

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        The Power of Movement in Plants

      London: John Murray, 1880. First issue, from the fourth generation of the Wedgwood-Darwin family library with their bookplates and one signature. x, 592pp.,with the two line errata on page x, illustrated, bound by the family's favorite binder D. Dilworth, Newcastle with their small green binders label, in full tan diced calf, boards single ruled in gilt, raised bands with compartments fully gilt decorated, red morocco spine label gilt, all edges marbled with matching endpapers. A handsome copy without ads. An important study on the movement of plants or "revolving nutation" or (circumnutation and circumnutate) depending on the plant's immediate surrounding and the effects these surroundings have on the plants.. First Edition. Octavo.

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        THE PRINCESS

      London: C. Kegan Paul & Co, 1880. One of 50 Large Paper Copies signed by the printer and dated October 23, 1880 (this being copy #41). The Most Important Binding We've Ever Had, withA Romantic Story and Interesting Technical Issues 194 x 121 mm (7 5/8 x 4 3/4"). 4 p.l., 199 pp. CHOICE APPLE GREEN MOROCCO, LAVISHLY GILT, BY THOMAS J. COBDEN-SANDERSON (stamp-signed and dated on rear turn-in), covers diapered in gilt with Tudor roses on leafy vines (C-S Design #20), each compartment formed by the roses containing an "M," the center cruciform panel on the upper cover with the name "MITFORD" tooled in gilt, a "B" above it and a "C" below it, rear cover with the date "24 FEBRUARY 1886" in the center compartment; raised bands, guttered (i.e., concave) spine (as intended), spine panels with central Tudor rose surrounded by leafy vines and much stippling, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt and gauffered. In a sturdy and handsome modern green morocco clamshell box. With engraved frontispiece. Front pastedown with engraved bookplate of Bertram Freeman-Mitford (see below). Rear pastedown with Cobden-Sanderson's handwritten receipt for £ 6.6.0 affixed, rear free endpaper with manuscript letter from Cobden-Sanderson to Lady Clementine Mitford tipped on. Tidcombe 33 (for the binding). Spine with just a hint of sunning (toward caramel, as almost inevitable with green morocco), a pinprick hole just below the rose in the tail edge panel, light foxing to frontispiece, otherwise AN EXTREMELY FINE COPY INSIDE AND OUT AND A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE TASTE AND SKILL OF A BINDING DONE WITH COBDEN-SANDERSON'S OWN HANDS. This is one of the most attractive volumes--and almost certainly the most important binding--we have ever offered for sale: an early specimen of the work of the central figure in the history of English bookbinding, and a volume with a charming, romantic story as well as technical issues of considerable interest attached to it. Cobden-Sanderson (1840-1922) did not produce many bindings with his own hands, but he did nothing short of change the entire course of bookbinding in England. Tidcombe's detailed and exhaustive catalogue lists just 167 examples of bindings produced by him, all of them executed between July of 1884 and March of 1893. Through this small corpus of work, Cobden-Sanderson "rejuvenated English binding" with his theories of design "and set it on a new course of development." (Morgan Library Exhibition catalogue) Nixon calls our binder a "pre-eminent figure . . . both as a designer of great originality, who rescued the craft from half a century of purely imitative work, and as a craftsman of outstanding ability." Produced during the first 20 months of his career (the 33rd item in Tidcombe's census), the present binding marks two firsts: the first use of the new Tudor rose and rose leaves (tools 2a, 6a, 6n), and the first employment of an important improved method of preparing the leather (specifically, the manner in which our binder crushed, or pressed, the morocco in preparation for its gilt decoration). Access to the personal side of this volume can be found in Cobden-Sanderson's journal entry for 22 December 1885, which records that "on Saturday [19 December] Mitford and Lady Clementine came and were exceedingly polite. Mitford brought me a large paper (Kegan Paul) 'Princess' to bind by the 24th February, mode and finish to be left entirely to myself." The binder's notes observe that "the design of back-side varies from front. The 'M' is inverted in the lower half [of the back]. This, an accident, [is] a great improvement. Time 54 3/4 hours. Undercharged." We know from the letter tipped into the volume that the book was delivered on 23rd February 1886 "by a sure hand," arriving just in time, as it was to be Lady Clementine's gift to her husband on his 49th birthday, the next day. Cobden-Sanderson visited the Mitfords in April and was pleased to find Bertram Mitford thrilled with the binding, even though his "Philistine friends" had thought the (intentionally) concave spine a flaw. Cobden-Sanderson records in his journal on 2 April 1886: "I advised him to stand by the gutter [i.e., defend the spine design], for it was most beautiful." Mitford (1837-1916), the diplomat and author, was created first Baron Redesdale in 1902; he is best known for being the grandfather of the brilliant and scandalous Mitford sisters, including noted writers Nancy and Jessica, Nazi sympathizers Diana and Unity, and the current dowager duchess of Devonshire. Not to be overlooked is the fact that the present volume comprises a beautifully printed strictly limited luxury edition of "The Princess" (about which, see item #144, below).

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        Romola

      London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1880. Two royal octavo volumes. (xii), 306, (ii); (xii), (404)pp. One of 1,000 numbered copies comprising a deluxe edition. Illustrated with twenty-four engraved plates by Sir Frederick Leighton and numerous smaller vignettes. Each volume features three fore-edge paintings in the typical Fazakerley style: in each, a larger central painting is flanked by two smaller, atmospheric paintings, all of which are directly related to Eliot's novel. The large painting depicts the title character assisting her blind father in his study, and the smaller paintings show the front of a Florentine villa and a bridge scene; the second volume's large painting has Romola kneeling before the monk Savonarola to receive his blessing, and this is surrounded by an archway above and a sea cliff below. These paintings, which characteristically do not require fanning to view, are further heightened by Fazakerley's trademark gauffered strapwork, which essentially frames each painting, giving it further emphasis. This strapwork carries across the three edges of the text block. & & The set is bound by Fazakerley in brown crushed levant in a near-Jansenist style: save for a set of elaborate gilt monograms on the upper covers, the exterior is plain. The doublures feature a Greek urn with two tendrils rising in a delicate swirling pattern, with a variety of buds and flowers emanating from them and filling the panel. This motif is framed by a triple gilt rule, with beveled corners and a scalloped fillet border. Thomas Fazakerley served an apprenticeship with John Sutton in 1813 before establishing his own bindery in 1835. His son, John, succeeded him in 1860 and continued the business until the outbreak of World War I. The Fazakerley bindery was noted for the high quality of their work, especially on their full crushed Levant "reliures de luxe," which featured triptych fore-edge paintings, such as the present example. Calligraphic gift inscriptions to front blank leaves of each volume. Internally fine, save for foxing to the plates from the tissue guards. The bindings show faint uniform fading to spines and a few minor scratches, otherwise fine.

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        THE WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENS (Illustrated with 63 Hand Coloured Plates, complete in 15 Volumes.)

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1880. C.1880. A handsome set of 15 volumes containing the works of Dickens. Very unusually this set includes 63 fine HAND COLOURED plates and coloured frontispeice plates that have been heightened with gum arabic; also numerous b/w illustrations. The titles are The Personal History of David Copperfield. with sixty-one illustrations by J. Barnard. 437p four hand coloured plates and a Dickens portrait frontispiece.- Our Mutual Friend. With fifty-eight illustrations by J. Mahoney. 419p. four coloured plates - Bleak House. Sixty-one illustrations by J. Barnard. 440p.three coloured plates - American Notes and Pictures from Italy. With eighteen illustrations by A. B. Frost and Gordon Thomson. 210p., two coloured plates - Sketches by Boz. Illustrative of every-day life and every-day people. With thirty-four illustrations by F. Barnard. 240p., one coloured plate (possibly 1of 2) - The Adventures of Oliver Twist. With twenty-eight illustrations by J. Mahoney. 204p., two coloured plates - The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. With fifty-seven illustrations by "Phiz". 400p., four coloured plates- Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. With fifty-nine illustrations by J. Barnard. 423p., four coloured plates - Little Dorrit. With fifty-eight illustrations by J. Mahoney. 423p.four coloured plates, - The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. With fifty-nine illustrations by F. Barnard. 420p., five coloured plates- The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Reprinted pieces and other stories. With thirty illustrations by L. Fildes, E. G. Dalziel, and F. Barnard. 348p., three coloured plates- Barnaby Rudge. With forty-six illustrations by F. Barnard. 322p., three coloured plates - Great expectations. With thirty illustrations by F. A. Fraser. 225p., one coloured plates - A Tale of Two Cities. With twenty-five illustrations by F. Barnard. 176p., one coloured plates - Hard Times. With twenty illustrations by H. French. 134p., one coloured plates - A Child's History of England. With fifteen illustrations by J. McL. Ralston. 190p two coloured plates.- The Uncommercial Traveller. With twenty-six illustrations by E. G. Dalziel. 174p., two coloured plates with very slight staining to edges - Christmas stories from "Household Words" and "All the Year Round". With twenty-three illustrations by E. G. Dalziel. 277p, four coloured plates - The Old Curiosity Shop. With thirty-nine illustrations by C. Green. 274p, three coloured plates - Dombey and Son. With sixty-two illustrations by F. Barnard. 449p., four coloured plates- The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster. With forty illustrations. 449p, two coloured plates and a portrait frontispeice of the young Dickens - Christmas Books. With twenty-eight illustrations by F.Barnard. 200p.,three coloured plates with a little water staining. Attractively bound in half mid tan polished calf with five raised bands; ornate gilt decoration to bands and compartments. Black spine labels with gilt lettering. Generally sound bindings, slight general wear with a little rubbing to joints and extremities, a few short cracks to the top of the joints of several volumes, one joint professionally repaired with a leather insert, marbling to boards, with matching endpapers and page edges. Contents clean and tight, minimal marks as described above, no inscriptions or bookplates. A superb illustrated set. . Hardback. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Barnard, Phiz, Mahoney, Dalziel et al. 4to (18 x 24cm).

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        The City of Dreadful Night

      London - Reeves and Turner, 1880 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. James Thomson's first and most important book. In the very scarce first issue large paper copy, of which only forty were printed. The City of Dreadful Night is a study in melancholia and the introverted mind. It is a city of the mind, but real: a real unreal city. Nobody knows how they got there because the place itself is lost in a trackless wilderness of savage mountains, ravines, and bleak moors. Even the sea into which the River of the Suicides flows is called shipless'. From the hills, the city is a nocturne in lead and faded gold: a line of faint light marks where the city broods in its own endless night. On the skyline, like congealed grief, looms the city's goddess, Melencolia. In day time the city shrinks till it's no bigger than a human heart but it is always there, a place of despair peopled by a sad brotherhood of monks and kings, priests, drunks, artists, poets, soldiers. It is a brotherhood, being inhabited mainly by men. Few women are there and, says the poet thankfully, fewer children. Nor are there many elderly men, which may suggest that the people afflicted this way either grow out of it or die young. (Thomson wrote the poem in two stages, when he was thirty-six and next when he was thirty-eight. He was only forty-seven when he died. ) Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally sound, with some rubbing and marks to the boards. Both hinges are very tender, and held by cords only. Front joint has started but still firm. Wear to top and tail ofspine. Internally, generally firmly. Pages have scattered spotting. In need of a recase, but well worth it. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Fleurs, fruits et feuillages choisis de la flore et de la pomone de l' Ile de Java peints d'après nature par Madame Berthe Hoola van Nooten. Troisieme edition

      Brussels and Leipzig: Librairie Européenne C. Muquardt, [No date on title, but with a foreword dated 1880]. Folio. (21 7/8 x 15 3/4 inches). Half- title, title, dedication to the Queen of the Netherlands and foreword in French, parallel text in French and English. 40 chromolithographed plates by P. Depannemaeker after Hoola van Nooten. Original printed paper boards, rebacked and recornered to style. Third, and improved edition of this magnificent display of spectacular Javanese fruits and flowers, their bright colours ideally suited to the then new technique of chromolithography. 'Europeans who beheld these plants for the first time... could not but have been moved to wonder and amazement' ('Oak Spring Flora') Berthe Hoola van Nooten (1840-1885), a latter-day Maria Sibylla Merian, produced the present work as a heroic response to circumstances which left her on Java, a widow in her early twenties with a family to support and little money, certainly not enough to pay for her family's passage home to Belgium. 'Aware of the vogue in Europe for exotic flora, she decided to take advantage of her enforced exile and put to use the skill at flower painting that she had no doubt acquired as a girl. Thus she prepared forty magnificent plates for Fleurs, fruits et feuillages choisis de l'Ile de Java... [van Nooten] was clearly a more than competent artist, for the splendid tropical plants, with their lush foliage, vividly coloured flowers and exotic fruit, have been depicted with great skill. She managed to accentuate the splendour of each species by adopting a style that combined great precision and clarity with a touch of neo-Baroque exuberance, revelling in the rich forms and colours of the tropics. The reader's eye is immediately captured by the dark leaves, shown furled or crumpled or partly nibbled away by insects, the delicately rendered details of the follicles and seeds, and the heavy clusters of flowers that cascade down the page. The excellent reproduction of the artist's drawings in the form of chromolithographs lends an added tactility to these striking images' (Oak Spring Flora) The work consists of a lithographed dedication (in rhyme) to the Queen of the Netherlands. This is followed by a preface in which the author hints at the tragic personal circumstances which led her to seek a publisher for the work, and the forty plates, each of which is accompanied by detailed text in French and English giving a description as well as occasional information on the plants' culinary, medical, religious and other uses. The plates depict a mixture of indigenous, naturalised and introduced plants and include shrubs, flowering trees and, perhaps the most striking of all, 16 portraits of plants with edible fruits: pomelo, rambutan, mangosteen, custard-apple, bread-fruit, mango, bananas, star-fruit and papaya amongst others. Great Flower Books (1990) p. 103; Landwehr 80; Nissen BBI 93; Oak Spring Flora 87; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 3025

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        Paper Weaving: a work book for Froebel's System of Gifts & Occupations. An album of woven & folded paper.

      circa 1880.. An album based on Freidrich Froebel's "System of Gifts and Occupations" compiled by E. L. Whitlow whose name appears at the front of the volume. Of the 20 or so of Froebel's "Gifts & Occupations", 3 are represented in this album: "Weaving" [the 14th gift];"Folding" [the 18th gift]; & "Cutting" [the 13th gift]. The album contains 48 woven glazed black & white paper panels of various intricate designs, each approx. 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, mounted 4 per-page; 4 sets of folded purple paper work, or origami, 80 examples in all, mounted to 9 of the album leaves; 14 leaves of cut paper work; and 5 leaves of strip folded paper designs. A remarkable album that must have taken many hundreds of hours in its execution. 4to ( 12 x 9 3/4 inches), contemporary half black morocco; joints split but firm, backstrip very chipped. Internally several leaves detached, some edge dust marking but generally all the examples in very good condition.

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        THE TRIBULATIONS OF A CHINAMAN

      1880. hardcover. Verne, Jules. THE TRIBULATIONS OF A CHINAMAN. Translated by Ellen E. Frewer. Illustrated by L. Benett. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1880. 32 pp ads dated April 1880. Original blue-grey cloth decorated in black and gilt, all edges gilt. <p>First British Edition of one of Verne&#39;s odder tales... Wealthy Chinaman hears that his fortune is lost. Opts for honorable suicide by arranging for a friend to kill him. Learns that his fortune isn&#39;t lost after all. Tells friend thanks but there is no need to kill him. Friend replies that he has already arranged for some thug to do the deed and now can&#39;t contact him...</p> <p>This Verne title is also unusual in that all three early publishers of this tale, on both sides of the Atlantic, ultimately published it in the exact same cloth binding (showing several characters "afloat on their backs, propelled by the wind caught in minisails attached to toe-masts, controlled by waistband halyards" [T&M]).</p> <p>The first edition in English was published in September 1879 by Lee & Shepard of Boston, translated by Virginia Champlin and unillustrated, both in wrappers and in plain cloth. By November, George Munro then published it in wrappers in his Seaside Library. About a year later (October 1880), Dutton of New York published the tale from the British plates (a different translation, by Ellen Frewer) -- with fifty full-page illustrations from the original French edition, and in the binding designed by Sampson Low. In November Sampson Low published it in England (perhaps waiting to make it a holiday offering). Finally, a year after this (September or October 1881) Lee & Shepard re-published the Champlin translation but with the fifty illustrations that had appeared in the Dutton and Sampson Low editions, and in the same binding they had used.</p> <p>This copy is in light blue-grey cloth (the only color in which we have seen the Sampson Low edition, just once before), and is in near-fine condition (wear limited to one little spot on the front joint). Although this is an example of the ill-conceived early-80s experiment of binding with staples rather than with string, this copy has held together remarkably well. In our experience, this Sampson Low edition is much scarcer than any of the early American editions. Taves & Michaluk V020.</p> (Sumner & Stillman Code:12160)

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        Les enfants du Capitaine Grant. Voyage autour du monde. Illustrés de 172 vignettes par Riou. Gravées par Pannemaker

      Paris, Hetzel, ca. 1880.. Tit., 624 S. Rote Chagrinlederband d. Zt. mit goldgeprägter Mittelarabeske auf beiden Deckeln, feiner Filetenvergoldung mit Eckfleurons, reicher Vergoldung in 4 Rückenfeldern, goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung a la dentelle sowie dreiseitigem Goldschnitt.

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        General McClellan&#146;s removal from command, sanctioned by Lincoln, after the battle of Antietam is addressed in an article by George Ticknor Curtis in this periodical from President Garfield&#146;s library

      The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Books were a scarce commodity to young James, who lost his father before the age of two, and was raised by his mother who struggled to maintain a humble existence. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books. Some twenty years ago, several dozen of his books were de-accessioned, and one of these books is described below: Soft Cover Periodical: The North American Review., Volume 130., Number 6., June 1880. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 8vo, 626 pps. followed by 8 pps. of advertising. Written in unknown hand on the front cover, &#147;The Honorable / Jas. A. Garfield / Mentor / Ohio&#148;. Edge wear and soiling to covers and page block. Small loss at spine, else very good condition. Found in the book, possibly as a bookmark, a partially printed certificate completed in manuscript, entitling Garfield&#146;s ten year old son, Irvin, to a free subscription to an illustrated children&#146;s magazine, Our Little Ones, beginning November 1880 through October 1881. The time period of this certificate coincides with Garfield&#146;s election and short-lived Presidency, suggesting that Garfield used this book as President. Two articles of potential interest to the President might have been, &#147;Popular Fallacies about Russia&#148;, by E. W. Stoughton, and part III of &#147;McClellan&#146;s Last Service to the Republic&#148;, by George Ticknor Curtis. In Curtis&#146; article, &#147;we undertook to give an account of some of the circumstances attending General McClellan&#146;s relations to the Administration of President Lincoln, and especially of the strange occurrence of his removal from command after the battle of Antietam&#148; He concludes, &#147;Among all the distinguished military men of this or any other age, of whom the world knows so much as it knows of McClellan, there has been no man whose ambition was so perfectly unalloyed by the base element of self-seeking at the expense of others, and no man who has suffered so much injustice from official superiors.&#148;

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        Ueber Nucleins?en. Offprint with 2 others, Miescher's Copies

      1880-89. No Dust Jacket. Miescher's Copies of Altmann's Papers on Nucleic Acids Altmann, Richard (1852-1900). (1) Ueber Nucleins?en. Offprint from Arch. Anat. Phys. (1889). 524-536pp. Original printed wrappers, creased vertically. Stamp of the Vesalianum, Physiologisch-chemisches Anstalt, Basel on the front wrapper. (2) Die Structur des Zellkernes. Offprint from Arch. Anat. Phys. (n.d.). 409-411pp. Original printed wrappers, creased horizontally, small wax stain on front cover. Booklabel and stamp of Johann Friedrich Miescher (1844-95). (3) Zur Theorie der Bilderzeugung. Offprint from Arch. Anat. Phys.(1880). 111-184pp. Plate. Original printed wrappers, slightly soiled. Upper right corner of first leaf cut away. Stamp of the Vesalianum, Physiologisch-chemisches Anstalt, Basel on the front wrapper. Together 3 offprints. Very good. First Editions, Offprint Issues. Garrison-Morton 713 (no. [1]). Altmann coined the term "nucleic acid ," which he introduced in his 1889 paper "Ueber Nucleins?en," and developed a convenient and general method for its preparation. His work on nucleic acids represents an early stage in the development of molecular biology. Altmann was a student of Johann Friedrich Miescher, who in 1869 discovered a hitherto unknown substance in the cell nucleus that he named nuclein; we now know it as DNA. Altmann worked with Miescher at Miescher's institute in Basel, called the "Vesalianum" after the great 16th-century anatomist. At the time Miescher was performing biochemical investigations of salmon sperm, from which he had succeeded in isolating protamine, an important constituent of spermatazoa. However, Miescher "fell into an error: he detected purine bases in the protamine he had isolated by the murexide reaction, no doubt caused by contamination with adhering DNA. Later, Miescher requested that [his associate] Piccard re-investigate this question. Piccard also detected purine bases in the acid extract of spermatozoa from which protamine was isolated. However, he concluded (correctly) that nuclein also contained purine bases. This confusion was not resolved until R. Altmann in 1889 separated protein (free of purine bases) from nuclein (called by him nucleic acid), containing xanthine bases" (Wolf). Our copy of Altmann's paper on nucleic acid bears the stamp of Miescher's Vesalianum, as does the third offprint in the collection, a paper on the theory of imaging. The second offprint, on the structure of the cell nucleus, is from Miescher's library, with his stamp and booklabel. Fruton, Proteins, Enzymes, Genes, p. 400. Wolf, "Friedrich Miescher, the man who discovered DNA," (web reference). Portugal and Cohen, A Century of DNA, pp. 20-21.

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        Les Petites Cardinal

      Ancienne Maison Michel Levy Freres Calmann Levy Editeur Paris: Ancienne Maison Michel Levy Freres, Calmann Levy, Editeur, 1880. Full page pen & ink drawing with added water-color before title page signed Ulysse-Roy. 6 other black and white illustrations signed in the plate J[ean].Massard tipped in, and two unidentified artist plates between half-title and title page, 256(1) with 12 engraved vignettes by Henry Maigrot. OCLC records a limited edition of 25 copies of this work with the original 12 vignettes on Chine and tipped in as opposed to only vignettes printed above the text. An additional two copies of an unidentified illustrator with tipped in plates between half-title and tile page, although none are included in collation and does not make mention of a color illustration by Ulysse-Roy. The first six chapters of this volume are the result of the first two chapters of the volume entitled: Madame et Monsieur Cardinal (Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal) published in 1872. Bound in 1/2 blue-gray morocco over decorative paper covered boards, spine lettered and stamped in gilt, decorative endpapers, top edge gilt, original green printed wrappers bound in, a few minor spots of rubbing or nicks. An unique collection of prints within one book.. 12mo.

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        THE NECKLACE OF PRINCESS FIORIMONDE; and other stories. With illustrations by Walter Crane.

      vii, 184pp. With eight full-page plates and other illustrations within the text. Original decorative cloth, gilt. All edges gilt. The decorative part of the original dust-wrapper [the front panel and the spine] attached to the rear fixed endpaper. First edition. Inscribed on the verso of the front endpaper, 'A. C. from A. C. 2961.' Probably a gift from Arthur Crane, Walter's younger brother, to Anthony Crane, Walter's grandson, from whose library this book came. Evidence of something having been removed from front endpaper; cloth a little faded; else a very good copy.

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        Group of circus sideshow cabinet cards and cartes-de-visite depicting midget Minnie Warren alone and with husband Commodore Nutt, Tom Thumb's wedding, giantess Ella Ewing and family, sword thrower "The Great Arcarn," facially disfigured "Elephant Man" in Middle Eastern dress, and midget doctor

      v.p. ca. 1880s 90s v.p., [ca. 1880s-90s]. Albumen prints mounted on card; three cabinet cards (approx. 6-1/2 x 4- 1/4 in.); four cartes-de-visite (approx. 4-1/4 x 2-1/2 in.), some captioned in pencil on the rear. All in near fine condition . A fine group of circus freakshow and dime museum oddities, similar in theme to the work of Charles Eisenmann. In fact, the haunting portrait of a facially disfigured "Elephant Man" is from the Bowery studio of Frank Wendt, Eisenmann's business partner

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        WATERCOLOURS FOR GREETINGS CARDS.

      Two fine watercolour designs attributed to Margaret Thompson for greeting cards, published by De La Rue, circa 1880's. 'LOVE FOR THEE NO CIRCLING YEARS CAN CHANGE.' 'MAY FRIENDSHIP GIVE NEW BLOOM TO ALL THEY YEARS.' Some rubbing to the wording on one card; else in excellent order. These came from the collection of Henry Herbert Harrod, author of children's books and a collector of original illustration.

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        Diphyllodes Republica [Wilson's Bird of Paradise]

      Boston: published by the author for the subscribers, October 1880-1883. Chromolithograph with additional hand colouring. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition. Image size: 20 x 16 inches. 24 x 18 1/2 inches. A wonderful print of Wilson's Birds of Paradise, from Corey's celebrated ornithological work. This spectacular chromolithograph comes from Charles Barney Cory's seminal text "Beautiful and Curious Birds of the World." An extremely rare work, Cory's large folio is considered one of the finest ornithological works of its day. In the preface to his great work, Cory states: 'In writing the present work I have striven to bring together some of the wonderful examples of the ornithological world, and to illustrate them in such a manner that others besides naturalists may become acquainted with the beautiful forms of bird life which inhabit our globe.' Given Cory's stated aim it is unsurprising that he has concentrated on the most spectacular bird family of all: the Birds of Paradise and their relatives the Lyre Bird and the Spotted Bower bird. Twelve of the twenty plates in the text picture these magnificent birds. The eight others include two of the best known extinct bird species: the Dodo and the Great Auk. The remaining choices fall into the curious rather than the beautiful category, with images of the Kiwi, the Ruff, the California Condor, the Black-headed Plover and the Sacred Ibis. This striking image of the Diphyllodes Respublica is one of the twelve prints of Birds of Paradise. More commonly known as Wilson's Bird of Paradise, the Diphyllodes Respublica is a small bird, roughly the size of a starling. This extremely rare species is endemic to the island of Waigeo and Batanta of the western coast of Papua New Guinea. In the male of the species the upper mantle is sulphur yellow while the wings and the lower mantle are a shocking crimson. The bird's breast is lush velvet green and its curled tail feathers are a gleaming silver. The most curious attribute of this remarkable species is its bald crown which is coloured a rich cobalt blue and is so vivid that it is clearly visible by night. Unfortunately, their extraordinary beauty has made them eagerly hunted, and the species is close to extinction. Bennett p. 28; BM(NH) I, p. 387; Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 87; McGrath p. 59; Wood 30; Nissen IVB 205; Nissen SVB 109; Zimmer p.137

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        Roma

      [Ca.1880-1890] Album 19 x 26 cm. Photographs 9,5-10,5 x 14-16 cm. 50 albumen prints mounted at boards, surrounded by decorative printed frames. Red blind pressed cloth with title and ornamentations in gilt at the front board. Gilt ornamentations at the spine. Name inscription at the front fly leaf "Louis Ritz". Gilt faded. Some stains and wear to the binding. Bumped corners. The mount boards a bit bent. The end papers with some dirt and stains. Slight browning and finger dirt to some of the mount boards. The photos are in very nice condition. A few with a little fading. No foxing.. A photo album depicting Rome as well as its ruins and art works. Each photo has a caption in the negative below the image. The first photo has a barely visible stamp by the photographer Olivieri. Presumably, also the rest of the photographs are by Olivieri since they all are in the same style. Olivieri had two photo studios and a binding service in Rome. He managed to be metioned in the 1890 edition of the all important Baedeker guide. The competition among photographers in Rome for the tourist trade was fierce. To be mentioned in the Baedeker guide was very important

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        The WORKS Of CHARLES DICKENS - The Pocket Volume Edition

      Chapman & Hall London:: Chapman & Hall,. 1880.. 16mo. 5-7/8" x 3-7/8". 1st edition thus. 30 volumes, complete.. Original publisher's flexible green cloth binding with black & gilt stamping.. PPII cocked with a small stain to the lower corner of the first 4. leaves. BH1 with cracked front hinge. Otherwise a VG+ to Nr Fine. set, with the occasional VG volume, evidently depending, as one would. expect, on the popularity of the title.. An economical edition offered by C&H, in this pocket format, without illustrations. Uncommon as offered here, i.e., in a complete set.

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        Dynamische Stofflehre angewandt auf das kosmische Leben. Allgemeine Bewegungserscheinungen und ewiger Kreislauf des kosmischen Lebens. Mit dem Portrait des Verfassers, nebst Himmelskarten, Abbildung unsrer Planeten, Kometen und Nebelflecken. [INSCRIBED by the author's widow]

      Privately Printed Sybille Hess Paris Privately Printed [Sybille Hess] 1880 Second edition g Scarce [Only two libraries worldwide own this book, according to OCLC]. 8vo. 182 [1] pp. Half maroon leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. Raised bands. Modern endpapers. Inscribed by Sybille Hess [post mortem] to original free front endpaper. Gravure frontispiece. Lithographic illustrated throughout. Fold-out map. Rare, second edition of of this scientific work by the "father of modern socialist Zionism", Moses Hess [1812-1875]. A philosophic work on science, the cosmos and mankind. it draws upon scientific and philosophical ideas with influence from Hegel and Feuerbach. Hess had worked in this field most of his life and it was posthumously published by his devoted wife in 1877 as a pious monument to his memory. Head of spine, corners worn. Minor scuffing and rubbing to boards. In German. In overall good condition.

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        Revue Des Documents Historiques Suite De Pieces Curieuses Et Inedites Publiees Avec Des Notes Et Des Commentaires

      A. Lemere Paris: A. Lemere, 1873-1880. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary three quarter brown calf and three quarter red morocco. 7 volumes bound in 5. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 4to, 22 x 14 cm, illustrated with a plethora of full-page and folding facsimile plates of autographs, manuscripts and documents. Important study of French autographs in this all published set. Each volume indexed: Subject, Illustration, and Provenance. Fresh and crisp set, Volumes 1-4 bound in two: brown calf and green cloth, raised bands, gilt spine panels, red and black leather spine labels printed in gilt. Vols. 5-7 bound in red morocco and marbled boards, raised bands, gilt spine florets and lettering, marbled endpapers, Teg. Latter three volumes in fine condition.

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        Primo vere liriche. seconda edizione corretta con penna e fuoco ed aumentata. lanciano 1880 editore: rocco carabba

      Ril. in tela con dorso in pelle e tit. e filetti in oro, cm 16x10 , pp 257. 2^ Ed. di 500 copie. Rarissima.Ottimo stato

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        VIDY Valaamskavo monastyrya.

      17 original photographs (8x11 cm), mounted on board (11x15 cm) in leporello. No place or year stated (St. Petersburg (?) c. 1880) with red cloth binding with gilt lettering on front board. In fine condition.. Interesting collection of original photos showing views of buildings and daily life among monks at the Russian Orthodox Valaam Monastery, summer amd winter. ** The Valaam Monastery in Russian Karelia was founded in the early Middle Ages in the border territory between Russia and the Northern Region. The monastery still exists; most of the present buildings are from the beginning of the 19th century

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        Songs of Springtide

      London: Chatto & Windus 1880 London: Chatto & Windus, 1880. First edition. 8vo. 135, [32, ads, dated April. 1880] pp. Original blue cloth. A very good copy . Inscribed "To the Rev. Alexander B. Grosart with the best reagrds of/Algernon Swinburne/ May 1880." "Grosart, Alexander Balloch (1827-1899), literary scholar and theologian...Grosart's reputation was as a great Elizabethan and Jacobean scholar. He reprinted thirty-nine volumes under the general title of the Fuller Worthies Library (1868-76), including authors such as Donne, Herbert, and Crashaw. This was followed by eighteen volumes of another series entitled Occasional Issues of Unique and very Rare Books (1875-83), which was privately printed. This series, like the others, included a list of the subscribers to each volume, alphabetically and democratically arranged, and found among these lists were such well-known names as Edmund Gosse, George Saintsbury, A. C. Swinburne, H. H. Furness, F. S. Palgrave, and Henry Morley....Grosart reprinted and edited volumes for the Chetham Society, for the Roxburghe Club, and for the Camden Society, in addition to a number of volumes not associated with any series or society. One estimate puts the total number of volumes he reprinted and/or edited at 300. He also added to his editions of the works of the puritan divines a small number of religious publications. And he was himself the author of hymns and religious poems which were collected and published in 1890 under the title Songs of the Day and Night, or, Three Centuries of Original Hymns. Possibly his proudest moment was when he was thanked by Tennyson for his dedication to the poet of his edition of Spenser (Letters of ... Tennyson, 3.298, 301-3)." (DNB)

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        QUEENS & KINGS AND OTHER THINGS

      1880. 2. PICTURE BOOK. QUEENS & KINGS AND OTHER THINGS by Princess Hesse Schwartzbourg. London: Chatto & Windus no date, circa 1880. Folio, blue cloth stamped in black and gold, all edges gilt, light cover soil and spine expertly repaired else tight and VG+. A fabulous book of nonsense rhymes printed by the DALZIEL BROTHERS AT THE CAMDEN PRESS. Printed on one side of the paper, each recto features an incredibly unusal and boldly colored picture highlighted in gold, beneath which is a nonsense rhyme. Facing pages are broadsides expanding upon the histories of the various characters. There was a king called HAKKI-PAK Who wore his coat upon his back But his subjects who were many Had not any. The illustrations are stunning and the book is extremely unusual and creative.

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        The Power of Movements in Plants. Assisted by Francis Darwin. With Illustrations.

      London, John Murray, 1880. Orig. full green cloth, gilt back. A label removed from upper part of frontcover leaving a little discolouring. Spine ends neathly repaired. Endpapers renewed. X (incl. halftitle),592 pp. and Publisher's advertisements 32 pp. Linedrawings in the text. Internally fine and clean.. First edition, first issue. This work is an extension of the work on climbing plants to show that the same mechanisms hold good for flowering plants in general. "In 1881 (1880) Charles Darwin and his son Francis demonstrated that the perception of light is located in the stem or root tip, whilst the tropic responce (curvature) takes place distally, and they therefore inferred that something must be transmitted through the intervening tissues in order to elicit it. The importence of this work and the conclusion drawn from it was appriciated by Pfeffer, who cited it in his textbook of plant physiology..." (A.G. Morton, History of Botanical Science).The work became nearly Darwin's last work. - Freeman No 1325

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        The Native Flowers and Ferns of the United States in their Botanical, Horticultural, and popular aspects. Series II. Vol. I-II.

      Boston, L. Prang and Company. 1880. Stor 8vo. Illustrert med 96 chromolitograferte plansjer. Fine priv. skinnbd. med fargede tittel- og tomefelter. Rik ryggdekor i gull. Marmorert overtrekks- og forsatspapir samt snitt.. *Finely bound in contemporary half calf. Spines gilt. Coloured labels. 96 chromolithographed plates

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        NATIVE FLOWERS AND FERNS OF THE UNITED STATES

      1880. Very Good. MEEHAN, Thomas. NATIVE FLOWERS AND FERNS OF THE UNITED STATES IN THEIR BOTANICAL, HORTICULTURAL AND BOTANICAL ASPECTS. Philadelphia: American Nat. History Pub. Co., Limited, 1880. Second Series, Volumes 1 & 2. Illustrated with 96 chromolithographic plates (48 in each volumes) by L. Prang & Co., Boston, MA. Two quarto volumes. Nineteenth-century bindings of 3/4 brown leather with marbled paper boards. Ex library, with a library pocket at rear pastedowns, ink and perforated stamps on title-pages and in a few other places in text. Text is clean but for the library marks. The plates are clean and bright, and unmarked. Although the leather is superficially rubbed, the bindings are sound and attractive. Complete and in very good condition. Published two years after the first series, the second series is far less common. (Bennett, p. 75; Nissen 1331).

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        Schlesien. Eine Schilderung des Schlesierlandes. 2. Bd. (von 3 Bdn.). Glogau, Flemming, um 1880. VIII, 410 S., 3 Bll. Mit 27 Stahlstich-Tafeln und 55 Textholzstichen v. Th. Blätterbauer. Gr.-8°. Reich goldgepr. OLwd. m. OU. in OPp. -Schuber (Schuber etwas angestaubt, oben gerissen).

      Thieme-Becker IV, 82. Reich illustriertes Werk mit Ansichten aller interessanten Orte und Gegenden, hier mit prächtigen Stichen von Hirschberg, Löwenberg, Naumburg an der Queis, Klitschdorf, Ruine Nimmersatt, Goldberg, Kirchenruine Woitsdorf, Liegnitz (3), Jauer, Striegau, Schweidnitz, Camenz, Zobten, Breslau (4) etc.- Gutes Exemplar mit frischen Stahlstichen.

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        Hafen in riva. druck and verlag j. loewy, wien. [1880]?

      Heliogravure di cm 70x48. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo, qualche fioritura. From 1861 to 1868 Robert Russ attended Albert Zimmermann's class on landscape painting at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts and taught in place of his teacher from 1870 to 1871. The artist went on numerous journeys to Italy, Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium. He typically paints scenes of the Austrian Alps. He regularly participated in exhibitions, for instance in the Künstlerhaus Vienna. In addition he received several tributes. From 1870 to 1871 lectured on landscape painting at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts whose honorary member he became in 1888. Robert Russ exhibited five paintings at the World Exhibition of 1873. In the 1880s numerous museums ordered paintings and Robert Russ had international success. He painted, for instance, landscapes for the Imperial Theatre and the Museum of Natural History. Robert Russ was befriended with Emil-Jakob Schindler, Eugen Jettel and Rudolf Ribarz. His early landscape paintings resemble those of Schindler and Jettel. Russ painted in South Tyrol, Italy and in the Austrian alpine lands. His paintings capture the change of colours that goes along with the different times of the day and seasons of the year. He was called "master of the lighting effect" by his contemporaries. Si vende in cornice.

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        Lectures on the History of the Jewish Church.

      3 volumes. 8vo. John Murray, London. Part I. Abraham to Samuel. Eighth edition. 1880. With Maps and Plans. XXXVI+460 pages. Part II. Samuel to the Captivity. Sixth Edition. 1880. With Maps (frontispiece map in colour). XXIV+506 pages. Part III.The Captivity to the Christian Era. Third Edition. 1879. With two Maps. XXIV+429 pages. In 3 uniform bindings of wine-red morocco with richly gilt spines, gilt borders on outside boards and on edges; blindtooled borders on verso of boards. All three edges gilt. (J.C. Wilbee, Harrow). Spines slightly faded; otherwise in fine condition. Bookplate on verso of front board (presented to William D. Bushell by the Harrow School in 1887).. A most attractive set of this classical account on ancient Israel

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        A HISTORY Of STOCKTON From Its Organization Up to the Present Time Including a Sketch of San Joaquin County Comprising a History of the Government, Politics, State of Society, Religion, Fire Department, Commerce, Secret Societies, Art, Science, Manufactures, Agriculture and Miscellaneous Events Within the Past Thirty Years. Illustrated with Portraits & Familiar Woodcuts

      W. M. Hinton & Co. San Francisco:: W. M. Hinton & Co.,. 1880.. 8vo. 8-7/8" x 5-5/8". 1st edition (Cowan II, p. 640; Howes T-273; Rocq 13138). TLs [& envelope] from author laid-in. xvi, [2], 196, [2], 203 - 397, [1 (blank)] pp.. Original publisher's brown cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to spine (professionally rebacked).. Square & tight. Spine gilt dull. PO name stamp. Overall, a VG+. copy.. Tinkham's TLs, dated 1926, responds to a request for his book, which he is unable to provide, advising "Miss Woods", from San Francisco, it's already "very scarce and going up in price". A fact that still applies today... the work somewhat uncommon on the commercial market, especially in collectible condition as is this copy; ABPC shows 1995 the last one to auction. . Frontis photograph(s): one of Weber & the other of his residence [by J. P. Spooner]. 4 inserted plates. Cuts.

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        The Begum's Fortune.

      Translated by W.H.G. Kingston. With an Account of the Mutineers of the "Bounty". Numerous Illustrations. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London 1880. 8vo. VII+(3)+272 pages + 32 pages of publisher's advertisements. Orig. decorated brown cloth binding with all edges gilt. Binding signed by Burn & Co. (small label inserted on the back inner cover). Very slight edgewear, especially to the upper part of the spine and very slightly cocked. Minor foxing throughout. A nice an well-preserved copy, nothing is loose, and the hinges are holding nicely

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        Fleurs, fruits et feuillages choisis de la flore et de la pomone de l' Ile de Java peints d'après nature par Madame Berthe Hoola van Nooten. Troisieme edition

      Brussels and Leipzig: Librairie Européenne C. Muquardt, [No date on title, but with a foreword dated 1880]. Folio. (21 7/8 x 15 3/4 inches). Half- title, title, dedication to the Queen of the Netherlands and foreword in French, parallel text in French and English. 40 chromolithographed plates by P. Depannemaeker after Hoola van Nooten. Original printed paper boards, rebacked and recornered to style. Third, and improved edition of this magnificent display of spectacular Javanese fruits and flowers, their bright colours ideally suited to the then new technique of chromolithography. 'Europeans who beheld these plants for the first time... could not but have been moved to wonder and amazement' ('Oak Spring Flora') Berthe Hoola van Nooten (1840-1885), a latter-day Maria Sibylla Merian, produced the present work as a heroic response to circumstances which left her on Java, a widow in her early twenties with a family to support and little money, certainly not enough to pay for her family's passage home to Belgium. 'Aware of the vogue in Europe for exotic flora, she decided to take advantage of her enforced exile and put to use the skill at flower painting that she had no doubt acquired as a girl. Thus she prepared forty magnificent plates for Fleurs, fruits et feuillages choisis de l'Ile de Java... [van Nooten] was clearly a more than competent artist, for the splendid tropical plants, with their lush foliage, vividly coloured flowers and exotic fruit, have been depicted with great skill. She managed to accentuate the splendour of each species by adopting a style that combined great precision and clarity with a touch of neo-Baroque exuberance, revelling in the rich forms and colours of the tropics. The reader's eye is immediately captured by the dark leaves, shown furled or crumpled or partly nibbled away by insects, the delicately rendered details of the follicles and seeds, and the heavy clusters of flowers that cascade down the page. The excellent reproduction of the artist's drawings in the form of chromolithographs lends an added tactility to these striking images' (Oak Spring Flora) The work consists of a lithographed dedication (in rhyme) to the Queen of the Netherlands. This is followed by a preface in which the author hints at the tragic personal circumstances which led her to seek a publisher for the work, and the forty plates, each of which is accompanied by detailed text in French and English giving a description as well as occasional information on the plants' culinary, medical, religious and other uses. The plates depict a mixture of indigenous, naturalised and introduced plants and include shrubs, flowering trees and, perhaps the most striking of all, 16 portraits of plants with edible fruits: pomelo, rambutan, mangosteen, custard-apple, bread-fruit, mango, bananas, star-fruit and papaya amongst others. Great Flower Books (1990) p. 103; Landwehr 80; Nissen BBI 93; Oak Spring Flora 87; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 3025

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        Panoramic Photograph of Sydney Harbour, from the Heads to the Parramatta

      Sydney:. ca. 1880.. Albumen photograph in 5 panels, each measuring approx. 8 x 5 1/4", totaling 39". Going from left to right, these are captioned Neutral Bay, Milson's Point, Lavender Bay, Panorama of Sydney & Harbour, Darling Harbour, Berry's Bay & Parramatta River. All have the notation of the photographer, "J.P." on the print. The vantage point is near or possibly on Holtermann's Tower. Paine started working as a photographer in 1869 in Tamworth, NSW, and moved to Sydney on his marriage to Mary Baker in 1874. In 1875, his work was praised in the Sydney Morning Herald; he exhibited photographs at the Sydney International Exhibition in 1879, winning a silver medal of the 1st degree of merit; he exhibited at the International Colonial & Industrial Exhibition, Amsterdam, 1883; he was in New Guinea with the Australian Squadron in 1884; he exhibited International Exhibition Calcutta in 1885, winning a silver medal with 1st class certificate with his harbour photographs praised; he exhibited at the Colonial & Indian Exhibition, London in 1886. [Extract from "John Paine landscape photographs, c. 1880", Catherine Snowden, Alison Lea & Christa Ludlow. [Sydney] : Historic Photograph Collection of Macleay Museum, University of Sydney, 1984]. An uncommon Sydney panorama; although the individual views are recorded, we could not locate a copy of the panorama on Trove in either the National Library or the State Library of New South Wales.Archivally restored, with a small tear repaired and one border with a slightly wavy edge, backed on acid free paper.Bright impressions.

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