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        De la culture au point de vue ornemental des plantes indigènes de la Vendée

      La Roche-sur-Yon, L. Gasté, 1881, in-8, 99 pages, broché, couverture de l'éditeur, Tiré à part, extrait de l'Annuaire de la société d'émulation de la Vendée (1881, 3e série, vol. 1). Ouvrage peu commun, dans lequel l'auteur présente les principales espèces de plantes existant ou pouvant être cultivées en Vendée, en évaluant leur intérêt ornemental et en précisant les conditions de leur culture. Plantes de terre de bruyère et fougères ; Plantes maritimes ; Plantes aquatiques ; Plantes des lieux frais ou marécageux et des bords des eaux ; Plantes des bois, des haies et des bords des chemins ; Plantes des prés, pâturages, champs et lieux cultivés ; Plantes des rochers, des murs, des lieux pierreux et des coteaux secs ; Graminées ; Plantes carnivores ; Liste des plantes indigènes... mentionnées dans les Catalogues de graines et d'ognons à fleurs de la maison Vilmorin. Index. Olivier-Jules Richard (1836-1896), "ancien magistrat", procureur de la République dans des villes littorales de l'Ouest de la France puis à Poitiers, était un botaniste et mycologue, spécialisé dans les lichens. Exemplaire non coupé, avec envoi signé de l'auteur en première de couverture : "Offert à la Société de bibliographie", suivi de la date du 2 mai 1882. Cachets et étiquette annulés de l'Institut catholique de Paris. Couverture usée, derniers feuillets dentelés, feuillets brunis.

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        The Life Of Colin Campbell, Lord Clyde Illustrated By Extracts From His Diary And Correspondence. Splendidly bound by Fazakerley of Liverpool.

      William Blackwood, Edinburgh And London. 1881 - Two substantial octavo volumes bound in contemporary red hard-grain morocco. There are a few light ink splashes and the bottom edge of volume 1 is a little scuffed - a lovely copy with the supralibros gilt of Stonyhurst College on the upper boards and " Merenti Collegium Stonyhurst" in gilt on the lower covers; prize label on front paste-down of the first volume. The binding is richly gilt and has gilt decoration on borders of boards, their edges; inner gilt dentelles; all edges gilt; fine Paisley patterned endpaper. Half-titles present: Volume 1. xvii, 457; 5 engraved plans and large folding map of India. Volume 2. x, (2), 489pp.; with 10 engraved plans. With this set we also include a single leaf printed broadside which is " Major-General Sir Colin Campbell's Farewell To The Highland Brigade " published as he left the Crimea. cf. Buckland, " Dictionary Of Indian Biography " His military career was one of the greatest of the century: his victories in India and his modest and exemplary character made him a hero to the public " Buckland rarely eulogises thus! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Police Commission. Charges against Members of the Police Force

      Government Printer, Melbourne 1881 - Foolscap folio, 22 pages with a floor-plan of 'Aaron Sheritt's [sic] House, Sebastopol' on the last page. Stab-sewn as issued (and stapled into plain card covers with a typed title-label, probably in the 1960s); minimal edge foxing; a fine copy. Victorian Parliamentary Paper C6 of 1881; one of only 800 copies printed. The five witnesses include Superintendent Francis Hare, Superintendent John Sadleir, Detective Michael Ward and Constable Robert Alexander. Aaron Sherritt, a childhood friend of Joe Byrne, one of the Kelly gang, became a double agent, working for both the gang and the police. He was murdered at his home near Beechworth on 26 June 1880 by Byrne, two days before he himself lost his life in the seige at Glenrowan. Please use the 'Ask Bookseller a Question' link below to confirm availability and postage charges. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Rand, Mcnally & Co.' S Indexed County Map of Idaho with a New and Original Compilation and Index Designation all Post Office Towns and Railroad Stations....

      Chicago, IL: RAND, McNally & Co.. Very Good. 1881. First Edition. Hardcover. Maroon boards with bright gilt on front board. 8-page index followed by several pages of ads. Booklet loosening but interior is clean. Exquisite and detailed pocket map of Idaho by the Rand, McNally and Co's Map Publications, Chicago 1881. It is indexed and contains a guide with full postal directions, territorial railroads, counties, lakes, and rivers. The fold-able map measures 13" x 21" and fits nicely inside the binding. Several small tears at folds. Hand colored outline of state in green. This early issue is rare with only one copy recorded in OCLC. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 8 pp .

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        Map of the Parts of Oregon, Washington & Idaho

      United States Railroad Survey 1881 - Sheet Dimension: 32 x 49 in. Lithograph. A stunning and rare map of Oregon and Washington region, showcasing the Columbia and Puget sound railroad and land lands in eastern Washington.

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        THE BAR HARBOR BLUE BOOK AND MOUNT DESERT GUIDE WITH MAPS AND TABLES 1881

      Albert W. Bee, Boston/Bar Harbor 1881 - 4 1/2 x 6 in. Blue semi-rigid cloth boards with gilt titles. Fold-out map, 3 unique albumen prints of views of Mt. Desert, section of local advertisements at front. Condition is VERY GOOD +; corners and spine show very slight wear, covers clean with mild toning to spine, blue cloth and gilt lettering remain very bright. Binding tight. Fold-out maps at front and rear are excellent with no tears. Photos are lovely with good contrast and text clean and bright. PO's name and date of 1885 on ffep in pencil. A very rare item. Maine. RGR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ponts Portatifs Economiques, systeme G. Eiffel

      Ponts portatifs économiques système G.Eiffel. Societé de Constructions de Levallois Perret, Constructeurs. Eiffel designed these bridges around 1881 and first adapted them in 1885 (Orleans) and thereafter throughout the world. The more famous Bailey system bridge dates back to 1943. Book catalog contains design drawings with a size of 36 x 27 cm across 2 p. Of traffic bridges and passes in a variety of widths and lengths. Also a drawing with 2 types of foundation pillars in the water. There is a table listing for the various types of standard elements. The draft book was published in mid-1890-1895 by the construction company Societé de Constructions de Levallois Perret of G. Eiffel. This issue is not yet known in academic libraries of universities or other libraries worldwide. In good condition

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        The Compleatest Angling book that ever was writ, being done out of ye Hebrewe and other Tongues, by a person of Honor

      Newcastle, Andro Reid, 1881-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Folio. Second edition. Original black leather, gilt and blind, raised bands, gilt rule. One of 100 copies. Numerous woodcuts, etchings, and vignettes (some hand-colored). Joints rubbed and split, Generally sound internally. Westwood & Satchell, page 70.

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        Im Fernen Osten. Reisen des Grafen Bela Széchenyí in Indien, Japan, China, Tibet und Birma in den Jahren 1877-1880.

      Wien, Alfred Hölder, 1881. - 8vo. [8], VI, [2], 1013, [1 blank] pp. With 56 wood engraved plates, and dozens of smaller wood engravings in text, and 3 tinted litographed folding maps. Original publisher's decorated cloth. First edition of a work on a research expedition to the Far East by Gustav Kreitner (1847-1893). As a diplomat and geographer, Kreitner accompanied the Austrian count Béla Széchenyí (1837-1918) to China, Tibet, Birma and Japan. The text is illustrated with numerous views of cities, landscapes, architecture and more. - Browned throughout, but otherwise a very good copy. Cordier, Japonica, col. 705; Cordier, Sinica, cols. 2142-2143. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La reliure Française depuis l'invention de l'imprimerie jusqu'à la fin du XVIIIe siècle - La reliure française commerciale et industrielle depuis l'invention de l'imprimerie jusqu'à nos jours. Complet en deux volumes.

      P., Damascène Morgand & Charles Fatout, 1880-1881, 2 vol. in-4 (320 x 225) reliés 1/2 chagrin cerise à coins, dos à 5 nerfs, auteur, titre et date en queue dorés au dos, plats de papier oeil de chat, double filet doré bordant les plats, tête dorée (V. Jean Fils, relieur-doreur), de (2) ff. bl. - (4) ff. (faux-titre, frontispice, titre et présentation) - 144 pp., 22 pl. ; (1) f. bl. - (4) ff. (faux-titre, titre et présentation) - 137 pp. - (1) f., 23 pl. (certaines incluses dans la pagination). Coins légèrement frottés, rousseurs en tranches et sur les serpentes légendées, très bel exemplaire par ailleurs. - Edition originale de cette incontournable étude très souvent citée dans les ouvrages sur la reliure, écrite par Marius Michel Père et fils. Tome I : Frontispice gravé à l'eau-forte par Hédouin titré "Librairie Morgand & Fatout", nombreuses figures dans le texte dont certaines à pleine page et 22 planches hors texte, dont 8 à double page, reproduites en héliogravure et protégées par des serpentes légendées. Tome II : Nombreuses figures dans le texte et 23 planches dont 19 comprises dans la pagination, 1 dépliante en 4 pages et 3 en couleurs (dont 2 en véritables percalines contrecollées). Réf. biblio. : Vicaire V-529-530. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ensayo sobre la interpretación de la escritura hierática de la América Central

      Madrid: Imprenta y Fundicion de Manuel Tello, 1881 [8]+xxi+113+[5] pages with figures, drawings (some in color) and xx leaves of plates of which number XX folds out. Elephant folio (18" x 12") bound in quarter red leather with six raised band compartments lettered and decorated in gilt over marbled boards. Translated by Juan de Dios de la Rada and Delgado. First Spanish edition limited to 200 copies of which this is number 141.This Spanish-language translation of Rosny's essay on hieroglyphic writing is from the Codex Troano, which was named for a previous owner, Don Juan Tro and Ortolano, a professor of Spanish palaeography. In his prologue to this book, Juan Rada and Delgado endorses Rosny's assertion that the Maya codex purchased by a Madrid museum in 1875 and named Codex Cortesianus is truly part of the same book as the Codex Troano, which was discovered in Spain in the 1860s By Brasseur de Bourbourg. The two fragments were reunited in 1888, and the whole is now known as the Madrid Codex. The reconnected manuscript consists of fifty-six leaves, with writing on both sides. Its date has been disputed, with most scholars believing that it was executed late in the Post-Classic period but before the Spanish invasion.With the formation of the Societe Americaine de France established in 1857, primarily with the enthusiasm of Braseur de Borubourg and a small number of scholars and among them was Leon Louis Lucien Prunol de Rosny (1837-1914), a student and later professor in the School of Oriental Languages who did extensive research on the language and writing systems of the Far East. Rosny's special concern was Japanese, but also studied, Chinese, Korean and the languages of Southeast Asia. His distinguished career included the important position of director of the Ecole des Hautes Estudes (Sorbonne). Equipped with a comparative background in languages and writing systems held by few other students of Maya writing, Rosny approached the problem of decipherment with considerable rigor. His background allowed him to recognize the mixed nature of the Maya system, in which he identified "figurative," "idiographic" and "phonetic" signs. He also understood the problems in using Landa's alphabet, but nonetheless asserted its basically syllabic nature. Only a handful of his original decipherments have stood the test of time, most conspicuously his clever elucidation of the Cortesianus (1883) and Persianus (1887) Codices. The story of the Paris Codex or Peresianus is evocative of Latin America's image abroad. One day in Paris, Rosny ran across this manuscript while looking into a "basket of papers in a neglected part of the library. The twenty-two-page document, bearing the name "Perez" (a library staff member who worked on this codex in 1859), had disappeared before Jose Perez found it. Rosny published a colorful and historic study entitled Codex Peresianus, Manuscrit hieratique des anciens iondiens de l'Amerique centrale conserve a la Biblioteque Nationale de Paris. Scholars prefer to use the name Paris instead of Peresianusto avoid any confusion with a codex known as Codice Perez (The Book of Chilam Balam opf Mani). Condition:Corners badly bumped, spine bands rubbed, some rubbing to edges, plate XX partly detached some edge tears to end papers else a good copy, internally very clean.

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        INAUGURAL ADDRESS OF PRESIDENT HARRISON. NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER . EXTRA. THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1841.

      [Washington. March 4, 1881]. - Broadside, 24 x 19 1/2 inches, printed in five columns. Matted, well suited for framing. Previously folded, with a couple of small separations along old fold lines. Slight marginal paper loss along top edge, not affecting text. Some dust soiling at edges and along folds. About very good. The very rare first printing of William Henry Harrison's inaugural address, the longest in United States history and what many believe caused his death after only thirty- two days in office, the shortest tenure of any American President. On a cold and wet March 4, 1841, newly-elected President William Henry Harrison famously delivered this address without coat or hat. Harrison took well over two hours to deliver his anti- Jackson, pro-Whig agenda, the longest speech ever for the occasion. In the days following the address and inaugural balls, Harrison caught a cold, which developed into pneumonia and pleurisy. He died on April 4, 1841, becoming not only the shortest-serving President, but also the first to die in office. We locate only five surviving examples of this broadside extra, with none at the Library of Congress.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Apparently Stuttgart, 16. III. 1881. - 8vo. 1 p. on bifolium. With autogr. envelope. To Baroness König-Warthausen in Stuttgart: "Will Baronesse von König please accept the accompanying fac-simile of the American Declaration of Independence with the respectful compliments of | George L. Catlin". - On headed paper of the American Consulate at Stuttgart.

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        Victorian Album of Original Mounted Zany Caricatures Done in Pen-and-Ink, Some Watercolors, with Numerous Miniatures

      , 1881. 1881. Full Morocco. Very Good. A fun house mirror into Victorian society, with over 300 clippings creating a collage of organized chaos on many of the pages. In our view, the arrangement of the imagery augments the irreverent spirit of the caricatures. 4to. 27.5 by 22 cm.Unpaginated, 73 pages of visual content, with all rectos used and some versos, with, by our count, a total of 309 separate mounted pieces with original artwork. Of these, 50 are colored. Not all the mounted illustrations are caricature, but the overwhelming majority are, and the cumulative effect of the album is an exuberant playfulness. The sheer number of caricatures crammed into these pages gives one the sense that a broad swath of Victorian society, bourgeois and noble, has come in for skewering. MPs, operagoers, jockeys, young and old lovers, musicians, minstrel performers, etc. etc. -- no one is spared. The miniatures, although not great in number, pack an outsized wallop, as well as speak the skill of the artist The artwork appears to us to have been done by a single person, a gifted amateur, about whom we know nothing with certainty. The strongest clue about him is a piece that states "School of Medicine Liverpool". Yet only a few of the clips near this appear to be poking fun at doctors and patients. The album is most definitely scrappy, but while this can be meant pejoratively, here the scrappiness of the album contributes to its charm, for the chock-a-block imagery on the page truly acts like a kaleidoscope -- hence, again, the fun house analogy above. Undoubtedly viewers will find similarities to Tenniel, du Maurier, Leech, and we can comfortably assume that "Punch" magazine was not unappreciated by this artist. The dating is based on one entry on the fourth page, "My diary 1881".We would assume that much of the artwork might have been done prior to this, later than this, or both, but the 1881 helps anchor the album, and we would add, much of the dress and styles exhibited in the album would reinforce this dating, loosely-speaking.To return to the question of the amount of color, there is some subjectivity in our categorization. We didn't include as colored pieces with what we thought, given the drawing, was a trivial amount of color. Also, we would note that the pieces were of widely varying size and shape, and there were some larger pieces that read as more than a single work of art, or were within themselves, a montage of sorts. As to the color quotient, when we do a page count assessment, we come up with 15 pages that read as color. Either way, the color quotient falls in the range of 16 to 20 percent, which is in line with our subjective impression leafing through the pages.

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        INAUGURAL ADDRESS OF PRESIDENT HARRISON. NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER .... EXTRA. THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1841

      [Washington, 1881. Broadside, 24 x 19 1/2 inches, printed in five columns. Matted, well suited for framing. Previously folded, with a couple of small separations along old fold lines. Slight marginal paper loss along top edge, not affecting text. Some dust soiling at edges and along folds. About very good. The very rare first printing of William Henry Harrison's inaugural address, the longest in United States history and what many believe caused his death after only thirty- two days in office, the shortest tenure of any American President. On a cold and wet March 4, 1841, newly-elected President William Henry Harrison famously delivered this address without coat or hat. Harrison took well over two hours to deliver his anti-Jackson, pro-Whig agenda, the longest speech ever for the occasion. In the days following the address and inaugural balls, Harrison caught a cold, which developed into pneumonia and pleurisy. He died on April 4, 1841, becoming not only the shortest-serving President, but also the first to die in office. We locate only five surviving examples of this broadside extra, with none at the Library of Congress.

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        CAPITAN FRACASSA anno II n.149

      TIPOGRAFIA DELL'OPINIONE, ROMA 1881 - ITALIANO Quotidiano, con articoli di letteratura, poesia, satira, con la pubblicazione di lettere dei lettori e con pubblicità dell'epoca, brunito ai bordi da fattore tempo, con lievissima fioritura e con strappetti ai bordi. Sotto al titolo la dicitura Uffizi del giornale sopra la birraria Morteo sul Corso La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Paris, Hotel Bristol, 13. V. 1881. - 1 ½ SS. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. "Enclosed I send [a] letter to Mr. Defregger [d. i. Franz Ritter von Defregger, 1835-1921] which please deliver. I hope my picture is progressing fast & that I shall not be disappointed in having it in New York by Sept 1st. All my commissions have been promptly filled the part season and my new Gallery will be opened to my friends in the early autumn. My friend Mr Avery will visit Munich in a short time & call upon you to visit Mr Defregger - I think it [is] important to Mr D - that the painting should have its place in the collection when the Gallery opens [ ]". - Der älteste Sohn des Eisenbahn-Tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877) arbeitete im Alter von 18 Jahren zunächst in einem New Yorker Bankhaus. Nach dem Eintritt in den Vorstand der Staten Island Rail-Road wurde er 1862 zu deren Präsidenten und drei Jahre später zum Vizepräsidenten der Hudson River Railroad. 1869 wurde er Vizepräsident der New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company, 1877 ihr Präsident. In diesem Jahr, als Cornelius Vanderbilt starb, übernahm William Henry Vanderbilt als Präsident die New York Central Railroad, die Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway, die Canada Southern Railway und die Michigan Central Railroad.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Windischgrätz, 26. VII. 1881. - 8 vo. 3 pp. on bifolium. Very early letter to his benefactor, the architect Viktor Preyss, with whose family Wolf had spent happy holidays at the Marienhof near Mayerling the previous year. Due to his momentary financial pressures, Wolf had to spend his 1881 summer holiday with his parents at Windischgrätz, from where he bemoans his current situation in a humourous manner. - In early November, Wolf would take the position of Kapellmeister in Salzburg. - Small tears to folds, otherwise fine.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1881 : 1881 Original Paperback Wisden with Facsimile Spine

      1881. Hi, This lot is an Original 1881 Wisden Paperback with facsimile spine. This is in Good to Very good condition, overall this is a very nice book, the things to note is that there is some foxing inthe book but it is not off putting, there are also cover touch ups to the edges and a new facsimile spine added. The covers are clean with name to the front cover in ink, other than the foxing internally it is very nice and tightly bound.

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        Verschneiter Tannenwald. Ölgemälde auf Malpappe.

       Bildgröße 36 x 35 cm ( Höhe x Breite ) , alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß 47,5 x 45,5 cm ), links oben mit Otto Illies signiert, undatiert. Dargestellt ist eine Ansicht auf reich schneebedeckte Tannen im Sonnenschein und teils verschattet in der typischen starken expressiven Farbigkeit Otto Illies ( *1881 - 1959 . Geboren in Yokohama, unterrichtet unter anderem von Ernst Eitner sowie Schüler von L. von Hofmann an der Weimarer Kunstschule, später in Hamburg und in Wernigerode lebend ) / Literatur: Thieme-Becker u.a. ). Der Rahmen etwas bestoßen, ansonsten guter Zustand. ( Gewicht 1600 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Illies, Schnee, Winterlandschaft, Winter, Tannen, Tannenwald, Ölgemälde, Gemälde, Google, Otto Illies

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        Les premières illustrées. Notes et croquis. Saison théâtrale 1881-1882 (up to and including) 1887-1888. Directeur M. de Brunhoff. Préface (first vol.) Henri Meilhac, (third vol.) Victorien Sardou, (sixth vol.) Albain Valabrègue. Collaborateurs Bernard-Derosne, Blavet, Bourgerot, Claretie, Camille Lemonnier, H. de Lapommeraye, Hugues Leroux, Catulle Mendez, Un Monsieur en habit noir, Guy de Saint-Mór, Francisque Sarcey, Auguste Vitu, etc. etc. Illustrations par nos meilleurs artistes: Mlle Blanche Pierson, MM Barbin, Destez, Gambard, Lunel, Mars, , Meunier, Rasetti, Vogel, Willette, etc

      Paris, Alphonse Piaget, 1881-1888. 7 vols. complete. Large 8vo (29x20 cm). Original illustrated wrappers, in colours (dust-soiled and browned, spines partly broken and a bit damaged). ( Quires partly loosening). Uncut. Good set, carefully printed on nice glazed paper in red and black (titles and subtitles), plates and illustrations in text, partly in colours. With many full-page plates in text and 123 plates not included in the pagination, partly on special thick paper, made in different techniques: zincographies, heliogravures, lithographies, and typographies partly in colours, and original, pasted in, photographs. - Complete run of 7 years of this attractive periodical, hard to find together. (Dans BnF: 2 années disponibles).

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        Discours et plaidoyers politiques (14 novembre 1868-18 juillet 1882). Publiés par M. Joseph Reinach.

      Paris, Charpentier, 1881-1885. ____ Portrait dans le 11e volume et appendice à la fin : "Pièces et documents divers relatifs à la maladie, à la mort et aux obsèques de M. Gambetta"et "Gambetta orateur" et index alphabétique. Des rousseurs, dos frottés, assez bon exemplaire.*-------*. 11 volumes in-8. Collation : Demi-basane verte foncée, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Seaman Schepps: A Century of New York Jewelry Design

      Vendome Press. Hardcover. 0865652503 Seaman Schepps: A Century of New York Jewelry Design - Limited Numbered Edition with Three Original Signed and Numbered Color Prints; Linen Box Contains Nine Containers of Real Gem Stones - Mother of Pearl Number #18 affixed to box spine; Box interior is also Thrice Signed; No 18 of 500; by Janet Zapata (Author), Amanda Vaill (Author), David Behl (Photographer); one very small closed tear to lower corner of print holder; Original Linen case is in Fine condition Paperback book is factory-sealed unread condition; First Edition; very scarce. Dazzling and celebrity-filled, this survey of the life, times, and works of Seaman Schepps (1881-1972), one of New York's greatest jewelers, is being published to accompany an important exhibition of his stunning designs. A true original, Schepps created eye-popping jewels that fused exotic materials with a sexy style and captured the imagination of trend-setting American women. . Fine. First Edition.

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        Victorian Album of Original Mounted Zany Caricatures Done in Pen-and-Ink, Some Watercolors, with Numerous Miniatures

      1881 - A fun house mirror into Victorian society, with over 300 clippings creating a collage of organized chaos on many of the pages. In our view, the arrangement of the imagery augments the irreverent spirit of the caricatures. 4to. 27.5 by 22 cm. Unpaginated, 73 pages of visual content, with all rectos used and some versos, with, by our count, a total of 309 separate mounted pieces with original artwork. Of these, 50 are colored. Not all the mounted illustrations are caricature, but the overwhelming majority are, and the cumulative effect of the album is an exuberant playfulness. The sheer number of caricatures crammed into these pages gives one the sense that a broad swath of Victorian society, bourgeois and noble, has come in for skewering. MPs, operagoers, jockeys, young and old lovers, musicians, minstrel performers, etc. etc. -- no one is spared. The miniatures, although not great in number, pack an outsized wallop, as well as speak the skill of the artist The artwork appears to us to have been done by a single person, a gifted amateur, about whom we know nothing with certainty. The strongest clue about him is a piece that states "School of Medicine Liverpool". Yet only a few of the clips near this appear to be poking fun at doctors and patients. The album is most definitely scrappy, but while this can be meant pejoratively, here the scrappiness of the album contributes to its charm, for the chock-a-block imagery on the page truly acts like a kaleidoscope -- hence, again, the fun house analogy above. Undoubtedly viewers will find similarities to Tenniel, du Maurier, Leech, and we can comfortably assume that "Punch" magazine was not unappreciated by this artist. The dating is based on one entry on the fourth page, "My diary 1881". We would assume that much of the artwork might have been done prior to this, later than this, or both, but the 1881 helps anchor the album, and we would add, much of the dress and styles exhibited in the album would reinforce this dating, loosely-speaking. To return to the question of the amount of color, there is some subjectivity in our categorization. We didn't include as colored pieces with what we thought, given the drawing, was a trivial amount of color. Also, we would note that the pieces were of widely varying size and shape, and there were some larger pieces that read as more than a single work of art, or were within themselves, a montage of sorts. As to the color quotient, when we do a page count assessment, we come up with 15 pages that read as color. Either way, the color quotient falls in the range of 16 to 20 percent, which is in line with our subjective impression leafing through the pages.

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        Poets and Etchers

      James R. Osgood, Boston, 1881 - hbk large 4to decorated cloth boards with beveled edges blind-tooled front board with black and gilt decoration edges and spine strip showing shelfwear now in a custom acetate jacket 83pp contents include 20 poems by T. B. Aldrich, W. C. Bryant, R. W. Emerson, J. R. Lowell, H. W. Longfellow, and J. G. Whittier and 20 etchings together with many vignettes in the text by A F. Bellows, Samuel Colman, Henry Farrer, R. Swain Gifford, and J. D. Smillie all plates are present with their accompanying tissue guards the signatures are loose and the pages lightly and evenly toned but all are present and this is generally a handsome copy [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of England from the Accession of James the Second

      London: Longmans, Green and Co.,, 1881. 5 volumes, octavo (212 x 134 mm). Contemporary tan half calf, red and green morocco labels, elaborate tooling to spines in compartments, marbled boards and edges. Engraved frontispiece. Some occasional light foxing, spines and edges a little rubbed, an excellent set. An attractively bound set.

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        Typed letter signed; "TIetjen," "Walter," to "Ew. Hochwohlgeboren" March 10, 1928

      Berlin. -. Folded for mailing, slight mark, fine.. One page, on printed letterhard, approx. 9 X 11-1/2 in. Writing as co-chairs for the Spring ball of the Berlin State Opera, the two conductors sign a formal request to a potential benefactor, offering a place of honor at the ball. Heinz Tietjen (1881-1967) was a longtime director of the Berlin State Opera and, later, the Bayreuth Festspielhaus; Bruno Walter (1876-1962) was among the most celebrated conductors of the twentieth century.

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        Het Nieuwe Testament, of alle Boeken des Nieuwen Verbonds onzes Heeren Jezus Christus, uit de Grieksche Taal in onze Nederlandsche Taal getrouwelijk overgezet. Op last van de Hoog- Mog. Heeren Staten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden, en volgens het besluit van de Synode Nationaal, gehouden te Dordrecht, in de jaren 1618 en 1619. Ingerigt overeenkomstig de thans meest gebruikelijke Taal en Spelling. WITH: Het Boek der Psalmen, nevens de Gezangen bij de Hervormde Kerk van Nederland in gebruik. Door Last van de Hoog Mog. Heeren Staten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden, uit drie berijmingen , in den jare 1773 gekozen, met de noodige daarin gemaakte veranderingen. Ingerigt overeenkomstig de thans meest gebruikelijke Taal en Spelling. WITH:

      Amsterdam, Nederlandsche Bijbel-Compagnie 1881/1881/1879/1881 - (4) 355, (4) 427 (1), (8) 366 (14), (4) 142 (8), 33 p. Contemporary Tortoiseshell binding, with 2 golden clasps, golden hinges, 28 decorative golden nails and gilt-edged text block, 8° H. 13 x L. 9 x W. 5 cm. (The final piece of the top clasp has been forged anew. The inner side of the top clasp has the initials J.S. (Jantien Sijbring) and the bottom clasp has the year 1886 engraved. Dutch church book containing the States Translation of the New Testament, the Psalms and Hymns -with musical notation- and the Forms. Attractive binding bound in black with ochre coloured flamed tortoiseshell with golden double clasp, golden hinges and 28 decorative golden nails. The clasps are made by a goldsmith from Amsterdam named Petrus Franciscus van Maarseveen who was active from the year 1868 until 1880. The clasps and joints are decorated with ornamental designs and both clasps have a cut out pattern with an applique in the centre.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AYALA'S ANGEL.

      Chapman & Hall., London 1881 - 3 vols. pp. iv, 280; iv, 272; iv, 277. No half titles as called for, final blank in Vol 3 lacking. 8vo. Half roan, marbled boards. Some minor, pale foxing. 1st edition. Previous owners name on front free endpaper. A good copy. Sadleir 60. Scarce in fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1881 : 1881 Wisden - Rebind with Covers.

      1881 - Hi, This lot is an 1881 Rebound Wisden , with the original covers bound within. This is the 18th edition and the the range of the harder to get years in Original form. This book is in Good to Very Good Condition. The boards are in Brown with gilt to the spine. The covers are nice and tall, some marking to the covers , top to bottom but not too heavy, the book is nice inside, some spotting to the first few and last few pages but otherwise a nice clean book. Tightly bound and complete early Wisden. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt

      New York: D. Appleton, 1881-1883. First edition, American issue of Wilson's pictorial survey of the Holy Land and Egypt. Folio, 4 volumes, bound in the original publisher's green cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel. Illustrated with thirty-nine full-page steel engravings and more than 600 text engravings. In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing. Scarce and desirable in this condition. Sir Charles Wilson had many interests in life outside his military and political duties, and probably did more than any other man to increase the knowledge of the geography and archaeology of Asia Minor, Palestine, and the adjacent countries" (Watson). Wilson's was the first official survey of Jerusalem (1864-65), the brainchild of Angela Burdett-Coutts of the wealthy banking family, who wished to provide Jerusalem with an improved water system. In the course of the survey, Wilson's team was given permission to make images of Muslim sacred areas, including the Dome of the Rock (pictured in Volume I, 49-66), from which Christians had been previously barred (Vaczek & Buckland, 68-69).

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        La Societa Veneta per Imprese e Costruzioni Pubbliche 1872-1881.

      Antonio Roberti. Fair. 1881. B000ZZVVLM Fair. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Cloth, 37 cm, xxix, 161 pages, with frontispiece portrait, black & white illustrations in the text + 71 numbered diagrams and plans. Fair condition but for some foxing in pages, ink inscription on front free endpaper, and covers with slightly loose binding, some fading and abraded areas at edges especially along spine, and with corners bumped. . B000ZZVVLM .

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        The Stones of Venice vollume 1 and 2 Travelers Edition.

      John Ruskin (8 February 1819 - 20 January 1900) was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, as well as an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist. The Stones of Venice is a three-volume treatise on Venetian art and architecture by English art historian John Ruskin, first published from 1851 to 1853. Publication history, first editionsThe Stones of Venice. Volume the First. The Foundations, 1851, Smith, Elder & Co., LondonThe Stones of Venice. Volume the Second. The Sea-stories, 1853, Smith, Elder & Co., London, The Stones of Venice....Georgr Allen Sunnyside , Orpington, Kent, 1881. Books in NEAR MINT condition, tight,spine intact, no pulling. Boards and text clean and bright. Very good copiesfor 136 years old. THE STONES OF VENICE WAS REVISED , EDITED AND ISSUED IN A NEW "TRAVELLERS" EDITION" IN 1879' not sure if this is a First revised Edition.

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        [WOMEN] Женщина. Ея жизнь, нравы и общественное положение у всҍхъ народов земного шара.

      Translation of:Das Frauenleben der Erde (Vienna, 1881). St. Petersburg : Izdanie A.F. Devrien, 1885. Large octavo, original pictorial blue cloth, gilt (rubbed and lightly marked), title, page iii and rear endpaper with nineteenth century Russian private library stamps, pp xii, 688, with 200 lithographs including full-page plates and smaller illustrations in the text; scattered foxing, otherwise a clean and sound copy. Text in Russian. The English translation of this work was published asWoman in all lands : her domestic, social, and intellectual condition (New York, c.1885). A comprehensive study of women in all of the world's regions, including Oceania (pp 303-332), with illustrations of Hawaiian women. Only three copies of the Russian edition located in OCLC: University of Illinois (Urbana Champaign); University of Florida; University of Cambridge.

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        Geological and Geographical Atlas of Colorado and Portions of Adjacent Territory

      Department of the Interior, United States Geological and Geographical Surveys of the Territories, 1881. Cloth. Very good. Unpaginated. 68 cm. 20 maps and diagrams, 10 in colour. Brown cloth hardcover with gold print. Some wrinkling to cloth, corners worn and spine ends worn, some light scratches. Front free endpaper torn in two pieces and much creased. Also a crease in rear free endpaper. Some light foxing to endpapers and title page. All maps and endpapers clean and neat. List of Sheets: 1. Triangulation Map. 2. Drainage map. 3. Economic Map. 4. General Geological Map. Topographical: 5. Northwestern Colorado. 6. Northern Central Colorado. 7. Central Colorado. 8. Western Colorado. 9. Southwestern Colorado. 10. Southern Central Colorado. Geological: 11. Northwestern Colorado. 12. Northern Central Colorado. 13. Central Colorado. 14. Western Colorado. 15. Southwestern Colorado. 16. Southern Central Colorado. 17 & 18. Geological sections. 19 & 20. Panoramic views.

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        [Historical Atlas of China] 支那歴代沿革圖説

      Shina rekidai enkaku zusetu. Osaka, Japan : [Maekawa Zenbei] 前川善兵衛 and [Yanagihara kihei]  柳原喜兵衛, [1881] (Meiji 14). Hand coloured copperplate engraving, originally accordion style publication, repaired as quarto book, retains original covers and title label with some rubbing. Internal maps are clean with no damage, front endpaper with some adhesive residue spots. A collection of seventeen Chinese historical maps, published as a volume, lacking the final map, Gen-ji saiiki zokkoku-zu 元時西域屬國圖 [Subject states of China in the western regions in the Yuan period] and the final page with publication details. The preface states the collection is based on the information of Chinese geographical books including Guang yu ji 廣輿記 [Records of the Vast Empire],  Da Ming yi tong zhi 大明一統誌 [Records of the unity of the Great Ming], and Da Qing yi tong zhi 大清一統誌 [Records of the unity of the Great Qing]. Maps included: Shinkoku kyōiki-zu 清國境域圖 [Territory of Qing] Ka Yin-kan kyōiki-zu 夏殷間疆域圖 [Territory of Xia and Yin] Shū kyōiki-zu 周疆域圖 [Territory of Zhou] Shunshū rekkoku-zu 春秋列國圖 [Nations of Spring and Autumn Period] Sengoku kakkyo-zu 戦國割據圖 [Seven Warring States] Shin sanjūrokugun-zu 秦三十六郡圖 [Thirty-six Counties of Qin] Zenkan kyōiki-zu 前漢疆域圖 [Territory of Western Han] Gokan kyōiki-zu 後漢疆域圖 [Territory of Eastern Han] Shoku Go Gi sangoku-zu 蜀呉魏三國圖 [Three Kingdoms - Shu, Wu, and Wei] Seishin Nanbokuchō Zui kyōiki-zu 西晋南北朝隋疆域圖 [Territory of Western Jin, the Northern and Southern Dynasties, and Sui] Tō Jūdō-zu 唐十道圖 [Ten States of Tang] Sō kyōiki-zu sou 宋疆域圖 [Territory of Song] Gen kyōiki-zu 元疆域圖 [Territory of Yuan] Min kyōiki-zu 明疆域圖 [Territory of Ming] Tō-ji saiiki sōzu 唐時西域総図 [Western regions in the Tang period] Nanbokuchō-ji saiiki sōzu 南北朝時西域総図 [Western regions in the Northern and Southern Dynasties period] Kan-ji saiiki sōzu 漢時西域総図: [Western regions in the Han period]

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        The Stonyhurst Magazine.

      Stonyhurst College. 33 voll., in 8°, m. perg. , ogni fascicolo è di ca. 20 pp. Lettere in o. ai d. La rivista contiene notizie storiche, sportive, politiche, letterarie... , supportate da piccole ma numerose ill. nel t. Il 20° vol. presenta una menda al d. Disponiamo: I voll. dal 1° al 6° contengono dal n. 1 (maggio 1881) al n. 112 (ottobre 1900); I voll. dal 7° al 14° contengono dal n. 130 (ottobre 1903) al n. 234 (luglio 1921); I voll. dal 15° al 21° contengono dal n. 247 (ottobre 1923) al n. 324 (luglio 1936); I voll. dal 22° al 33° contengono dal n. 335 (ottobre 1938) al n. 438 (giugno? 1968).

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        Eigenh. Brief m. U.

      Mont Dare, 9. VIII. 1881. - 4 SS. 8vo. Beiliegend eh. adressierter Umschlag und Zeitungsausschnitt. An eine Louise in Wien: "C'est au Mont Dare que j'ai reçu votre amiable petit mot dont je vous remercie sincèrement. Je suis heureuse de voir que vous ne nous oubliez pas ni nous, ni la gentille et amiable famille Fischhof - remerciez tous de ma part je vous prie - Auguste est venu m'accompagner ici mais il est reparti aussitôt pour Vichy [ ] Je resterai sans doute ici encore une quinzième de jours afin de finir la cure commencée [ ]". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Approving Treaty Limiting Chinese Immigration - A Rarity from James Garfield’s Brief Presidency

      1881 - Partly Printed Document Signed, as President, May 9, 1881, 1 p. 8 x 10 in. "I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of State to cause the Seal of the United States to be affixed to my ratification of a treaty relating to Chinese immigration into the U.S. signed at Peking Nov. 17, 1880." Historical ContextThe 1842 Treaty of Nanking that ended the First Opium War opened many Chinese ports to foreign trade. In 1844, the Treaty of Wanghia placed American trade on par with the British, effectively recognizing the United States as a rising world power. After the Second Opium War, the United States, Britain, France and Russia won the right to open offices in Beijing. During the California Gold Rush and the construction of the transcontinental railroad, large numbers of Chinese emigrated to America. After being driven from the mines, most settled in Chinatowns in places like San Francisco, finding jobs mostly as low-pay laborers.In 1868, the Burlingame Treaty established formal friendly relations, gave China most favored nation status, and encouraged immigration from China. But after the Civil War, anti-Chinese animosity grew as the American economy declined. In 1879, Congress prohibited ships from bringing more than fifteen Chinese passengers in a single voyage. President Rutherford B. Hayes vetoed it as a violation of the Burlingame Treaty, but sent a delegation to China, led by James B. Angell, to negotiate a new treaty that included immigration restrictions.The two nations signed the Angell Treaty on November 17, 1880, in Peking (now Beijing). The treaty temporarily suspended immigration of Chinese laborers, while allowing white-collar professionals. A concurrent treaty also negotiated by the Angell commission and China limited trade in opium. The U.S. Senate advised ratification of the Angell Treaty on May 5, 1881, and new President James A. Garfield signed it on May 9. This order authorized and directed Secretary of State James G. Blaine to affix the seal of the United States to the treaty, making it official. Presidential documents issued by Garfield are quite rare, given his brief time in office. In fact, the Treaty wasn't publicly proclaimed until after his assassination.In 1882, the Chinese Exclusion Act extended the ban on the immigration of Chinese laborers for another ten years. In 1892, the Geary Act extended Chinese exclusion for another ten years, and in 1902, it became "permanent." James A. Garfield (1831-1881) was born in Ohio and was raised by his widowed mother. After attending an academy and a Disciples of Christ college, he graduated from Williams College in 1856. He served in the Ohio Senate before raising a regiment in 1861, which he led as its colonel. Promoted to brigadier general at the age of 30, Garfield participated in the Battle of Shiloh. He later became chief of staff for General William S. Rosecrans. In 1862, he won election as a Republican to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served until 1880. Elected to the U.S. Senate by the Ohio legislature in January 1880 for a term starting more than a year later, Garfield became an early choice of the Republicans for the Presidency. Elected over fellow Civil War veteran Winfield Scott Hancock by less than 2,000 votes, Garfield took office in March 1881. Only July 2, Garfield was shot by a disappointed office seeker, and died ten weeks later.

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        LECCIONES DE MUNDO Y DE CRIANZA ENTRESACADAS DE LAS CARTAS QUE MILORD CHESTERFIELD ESCRIBIA A SU HIJO STANHOPE CUANDO ESTABA EDUCANDOSE

      - 1881, Madrid, Imprenta de D. Ramon Verges, tercera edicion, 192 paginas, 16x12, cubiertas artesanales de lujo en tapa dura toda piel, buen estado.

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        Western Pacific Chart No. 3

      London: James Imray and Son. Good. 1881. Map. Thick blue paper-backed map with cloth border. The border is loose in a few sections and the map has rolling creases, dampstains on the right edge and lower left corner, and other light soil. Image shows only a portion due to scanner size. This is a large map of the Marshall, Solomon and Caroline Islands region in the Western Pacific, with over three dozen detailed relief map insets of islands. James Imray (1829-1891) and Sons published charts from around the world, and his publishing company has survived to this day. The title has two oval stamps next to it, one from Imray and another from an optician and chart dealer in Adelaide, Australia. Uncommon. No copies found on OCLC. ; 50" by 40 1/2" .

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        "Early life in Australia", 1840 to 1889. Copy of journal written by Mrs. John Caverhill, née Mack

      Head of title: Greenburn, Reston, Berwickshire. 2nd October, 1881. [U.K. : circa 1920]. Disbound typed manuscript,recto only of 23 quarto leaves, preceded by a typed title page, the final page with typed explanation "Written by my Mother, Jane Blackwood Mack, who married John Caverhill, eldest son of William Cavehill Crichness Duns and Helen Caverhillnée Mack of 'Berry Bank Reston' at Glastonbury, from her Uncle James Austin's house 'The Abbey', in 1872. She died 19th March, 1894. They had three children - Helen, William Renwick and Austin Mack. Signed ... Helen Urquhart,née Caverhill."; complete, clean and legible. In the 1950s, while in the United Kingdom carrying out research for her book on pioneer Western District settlers, Men of yesterday (Melbourne : MUP, 1961), Australian historian Margaret Kiddle managed to track down Jane Caverhill's original manuscript journal, which was still in her family's possession. Kiddle recognised the great importance of the document as a primary source for the history of European settlement of Victoria's Western District, but was not able to convince the family to bequeath the manuscript to an Australian public institution. Kiddle did take away with her, however, the present typed transcription of the manuscript, made by Helen Urquhart, Jane Caverhill's daughter, probably around 1920. Kiddle arranged for the typescript to be microfilmed, and the microform version is now held in the State Library of Victoria. InStrangers in a Foreign Land: The Journal of Niel Black and Other Voices from the Western District (Melbourne : Miegunyah Press, 2008, pp. 255-279), historian Maggie MacKellar published Caverhill's complete manuscript, having transcribed it from the State Library of Victoria's microform copy. (MacKellar had also located the original in the U.K., but had found the task of transcribing Caverhill's handwriting a difficult one. She subsequently found the microform version through a reference in Kiddle's notes). Until now, the whereabouts of Helen Urquhart's typescript has not been known. Provenance: from the estate of Flora Frost (née Jeffery), 1877-1958, wife of Melbourne journalist Gustave Robert "Gus" Frost, thence by descent. This important memoir was written by Jane Caverhill for her children. With its attention to detail and eloquent prose, the document was rated by Margaret Kiddle as being equal in significance to the journal of prominent Western District squatter Niel Black. In addition to its extended account of Jane's family's experiences in the Western District (Jane was born in Geelong in 1840), it contains the story of Jane's mother and her brothers, the Austins, in Tasmania from around 1810, which would have been handed down to Jane in oral accounts. Jane Mack's mother, Anna Austin, was from a Somerset farming family. At some point around 1810 two of Jane's mother's brothers, Josiah and Solomon Austin, emigrated to Van Diemen's Land, and their enthusiastic letters home encouraged their brothers James and Tom, their parents and Jane's mother, young Anna Austin, to join them. Jane's account mentions the family property, Roseneath, and its splendid orchards remembered by her eldest sister, Catherine. [Around 1816, James Austin, in partnership with his cousin James Earle, established the Austin Ferry across the Derwent. The family built what was initially known as Austin's Farm, an inn which was in 1821 re-named Roseneath by Governor Macquarie, who stayed there on three occasions.] According to Jane, grandfather Austin (Anna's father) returned to England, but her mother Anna remained and "kept house for her brothers, kept all the books and must have been a great help to them, but on January 28th, 1836, she married Joseph Gardner Mack and went to live at a miserable farm called Peckham Vale" [45 km northwest of Hobart]. Jane's father, Joseph Gardner Mack, was born in 1805 and hailed from Berwickshire. Jane's memoir explains how her father quit the property at Peckham Vale and moved his family across Bass Strait to the new colony at Port Phillip, where they managed the Wool Pack Inn at Geelong for about 18 months. Jane was born there. Because of her mother's dislike of inns and alcohol, the family then moved further west to Colac, where they took up a dairy farm. Young Jane and her siblings had an Irish governess, and Jane's memoir contains many anecdotes about her time there, including stories she heard about the mythical bunyip: "The natives would not bathe in those basins because they said 'The Bunyip was last seen there'. Many people suppose the Bunyip was an extinct animal which had been a terror to the natives. They were asked to sketch it, but no two drawings bore any resemblance to each other. Still the early settlers thought there might still be a ferocious animal though they had not come across it and one morning it was currently reported that the monster had been seen by some Gentlemen on their way home from a convivial evening, and their account was after an encounter with a ferocious black animal trying in vain to shoot it (they always carried guns in case of being attaked by the natives) it took refuge in a swamp filled with high rushes. One settler when he heard the tale said 'I'm sure it was one of Mack's pigs' and so it turned out, for the footprints and the hair showed plainly that one of the boars of my Father's which had gone wild was the supposed Bunyip. The natives were not supposed to be cannibals, but a Mr. Beattie, an old Gentleman, came upon a couple finishing their meal and asked where their child was and could get no satisfactory reply. They decamped and he raised the ashes and found some human bones!" The family were not successful at dairy farming and soon were forced to relocate to their uncle's sheep station, called Long Water Holes. After spending time in both Geelong and St. Leonard's, they then took up a sheep station between Cressy and Lismore, Gherangemarajah, which Joseph Mack was to re-nameBerry Bank, the name of his father's Berwickshire farm: "Gherangemarajah was a desolate, dreary place, not a blade of green grass, brackish water and only four trees on the whole station except a few wattle trees that grew in the garden and in which I often hid myself when there were new books in the house and I wanted a quiet read, which I knew I could not get in the house where there was always somebody wanting you to do something. In a very short time we began to build a good stone house at the back of the old one and whenever lessons were over it was our amusement to see how the house was getting on. The old piano was in one of the rooms long before it was finished. I used to amuse the work people by playing dance music to them. What a wonderful house - that was thought by everybody in the district ... Oh! the joys when Mamma came from town (Geelong) bringing new books. The day of her arrival was always uncertain, post only came twice a week and she could only [say] 'perhaps I'll be home on Tuesday', so away we used to start after four o'clock straining our eyes over the distant horizon trying to see the vehicle and how often did we imagine that a break of stones or a shepherd's Mi Mi was the much longed for object (a Mi Mi is a rough shelter of stones put up by shepherds to protect them from the severe sun, called after the Aborigines hut or shelters but in their case made either of sheets of sack or branches of trees) ... Before the new house was completed the Gold Digging broke out at Ballarat - wonderful tales were told of gold lying on the ground or picked up with the knife out of the soil and everyone thought to get to the diggings was to ensure their fortunes being made at once. It was with great difficulty we got the men to finish the house. Shepherds left their flocks and people from all parts of the world rushed to the Golden Land. Food rose to famine prices - flour to£120 per ton and until fresh supplies came from California meat was much cheaper than bread ...." The manuscript finishes with a description of Jane's return voyage home to England on the SS Great Britain in 1860, during which she, like most of the passengers, contracted measles: "... I would never let a daughter of mine take a voyage unless under the special care of a discreet married lady. There is so much time on the hands of the young people that they get on intimate terms far too quickly and a great deal of pain and mortification is caused, by a marked coldness (generally on the part of the young men) as the ship approaches her destination." Note that, although the manuscript's title gives the years "1840 to 1889", the document ends in the year 1860. It does, however, appear to be Jane's complete account of her first twenty years in Australia and, even though the original is not available for comparison, it is significant that Margaret Kiddle did not make any statement to the contrary.

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