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         Le Jardin Fruitier du Muséum ou Iconographie de touts les Espècies et Variétés d`Arbres Fruitiers cultivés dans cet ètablissement avec leur Description, leur Histoire, leur Synonymie, etc.

      Paris, Firmin Didot Freres, 1866. Siebter Band. 30 x 22 cm. Mit 69 Farblithographien. Moderner Ppband. Nissen BBI, 456. - Ursprünglich erschien das Werk in Lieferungen. - Die prächtigen Tafeln zeigen jeweils die ganze Frucht, die Frucht aufgeschnitten und einen Zweig. - In diesem Band sind Birnen abbgebildet und beschrieben. - Vor allem der Text ist teils etwas stockfleckig, die Tafeln meist sauber. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Bücher, Blumen; Blumen & Pflanzen; Botanik; Früchte; Obst

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         The Naturalist's Library

      Lizars; and London, Bohn, Edinburgh 1866 - Complete set of 40 volumes, small octavo, each volume with portrait frontispiece & engraved and printed title-page to each volume, and some 1248 handcoloured engraved plates (see note below), making a total of 1328 plates; in a fine nineteenth-century half calf binding, banded spines with double crimson and green labels. An attractive well-bound set of this mid nineteenth-century natural history encyclopaedia. Each volume also features a frontispiece and introduction devoted to the life of an eminent naturalist, with good biographies for example of Sir Joseph Banks and François Péron, as well as John Ray, Thomas Pennant and Thomas Bewick. The Naturalist's Library was an immensely successful publication, and offered the general public a beautiful and informative encyclopaedia of the natural world. Jardine wrote 15 of the volumes himself, and contributed many of the biographical introductions in the series. The work is renowned for the quality of the steel engravings by William Home Lizars, Jardine's brother-in-law.Sir William Jardine was born in 1800 and developed a keen interest in natural history during his childhood at Jardine Hall, a magnificent estate in Dumfriesshire. A gifted anatomist, Jardine travelled widely in search of specimens for his private museum, beginning with a three year investigation into the life cycle of British salmon and trout. Further adventures took him throughout continental Europe and later the Caribbean. Through these travels and his ceaseless correspondence with fellow naturalists across the globe, Jardine's museum became one of the significant British private natural history collections of the era, boasting over 6,000 species of birds alone.Jardine's Library includes a rich representation of Australasian species, with one volume entirely devoted to Australian fauna, and including 30 plates depicting possums, marsupials, kangaroos, native mice, koalas, platypus and the now extinct Tasmanian Tiger. Descriptions and illustrations of other Australian species are scattered throughout the entire work, for example a volume devoted to dogs includes the 'New Holland Dingo' with a striking coloured plate alongside a fine engraving of the skull of the dingo compared to that of a jackal. In particular, the fourteen volumes of the series devoted to birds are well stocked with Australian species, and are especially good on parrots, with splendid illustrations of cockatoos, galahs and lorikeets.Complete sets of this work are uncommon; Ferguson, for example, records only scattered volumes from the series (see 2314a, 3622b, 2766b, etc.). Like other examples, this set is composed of a mixture of volumes from the original Edinburgh edition and the London Bohn version, so spans some thirty years. As often, some of the plates do not exactly correspond to contents leaves, occasionally having too many and other times too few as against the printed contents in each volume: this set contains altogether 1328 plates of a possible 1327 (according to the contents pages) or more likely 1330 (this figure including a frontispiece and engraved title to each volume). Some spotting to text and plates and some offsetting from plates, as often; generally good.

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         Scorpion. Its Duty, To Protect the Innocent, To Avenge the Injured. Motto - "Resistance to Tyrants, is Obedience to God."-- Vol. 1, No. 1 -- Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., July 24, 1866

      Andover, MA. 1866. Newspaper. Newspaper has 4pp of text with text divided into four columns. Of note is a small illustration in the middle of the title. It depicts seven snakes labeled Baltimore, St. Louis, Virginia, Georgia, N. Carolina, S. Carolina, Texas and Arkansas with the hand that is holding them labeled "Jeff. Davis." The snake labeled Baltimore is slithering away. Like most in the North, there was likely a strong aversion to Jefferson Davis, formerly the President of the Confederate States. This cartoon could be representative of that feeling of dislike. Newspaper is in good condition with light soiling and toning affecting content, bleeding of text on pages 2 and 3, fragile at folds and light wear to all edges. This is a publication by members of the class of 1866 at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Founded in 1778 by Samuel Phillips, this is the oldest boarding school in the United States. In the year this newspaper was published the school was run by Dr. Samuel Taylor, Principal of Phillips Academy from 1837 to 1871. A history of malcontents scattered the administration of Samuel Taylor. Some of these students, usually upperclassmen, frequently published witty, satirical, and sometimes scandalous broadsides and newspapers. Although known as a strict disciplinarian, Taylor was very tolerating of social clubs and programs run by the students. The general public however, thought that "a freedom of speech regarding [Tyler] and his colleagues was little short of extraordinary. This frankness became license in the various broadsides issued at the close of the year by the upper classes. In these, "Uncle Sam," the Faculty, citizens of the town, and members of the rival class were often made the subjects of scurrilous attacks" (An Old New England School, Fuess). This issue of the Scorpion is no different. The Scorpion, which came out July 24, 1866, included "a witty skit entitled Avunculus on a Raid and a poem in the meter of Hiawatha, ridiculing all the instructors, especially the notorious 'flogging Bridgman.'" The students authoring the newspaper often refer to themselves as wise and illustrious heroes, offering their farewells and memories. Under a column titled "A Glance at the Future" they write, "mingled with the joy we feel at bidding a final farewell to Andover, there is a sense of regret, that the places which '66 filled with such honor to itself, are now to be occupied by such unworthy incumbents as the class of '67." It is a witty and outlandish newspaper that any troublemaker from secondary school would proudly take credit. Published by a school with a long history of distinguished pupils, this newspaper is quite an amusing and rare find. We do not believe there are any other issues of this publication and the only other copy of this same issue is found at Yale. ; 4 pp .

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         Felix Holt The Radical.

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood & Sons. 1866 - FIRST EDITION. 3 vols. Half titles, 4pp ads & 20pp catalogue at end of vol. III. Orig. reddish-brown sand-grained cloth, boards blocked in blind, spines lettered in gilt; sl. rubbing to heads & tails of spines, the odd small mark. A good-plus set. Baker & Ross A8.1; binding 'A' with ticket of Edmonds & Remnants at end of vol. I. Sadleir 814 (in the later blue cloth); not in Wolff. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The story of the Universities' Mission to Central Africa, from its commencement under Bishop MacKenzie, to its withdrawal from the Zambesi.

      London Saunders Ottley 1866 - First edition. 8vo., xii, 493pp., 22 pages of ads dated 1866 at end, 2 maps, 8 plates, illustrations in text, original green blindstamped cloth gilt, gilt roundel to uppper cover, lightly soiled, neatly recased. Scarce. Although a missionary work, the book is full of valuable topographical information as well as containing interesting data on natural history, and the peoples of the region. The Universities' Mission to Central Africa (c.1857 - 1965) was a missionary society established by members of the Anglican Church within the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, and Dublin. It was firmly in the Anglo-Catholic tradition of the Church, and the first to devolve authority to a bishop in the field rather than to a home committee. Founded in response to a plea by David Livingstone, the society had two major goals: to establish a mission presence in Central Africa, and to actively oppose the slave trade. To advance these goals, it sought to send a mission led by a bishop into Central Africa; Charles Mackenzie was duly consecrated in 1860 and led an expedition in 1861 up the Zambezi into the Shire Highlands. This first expedition was more or less disastrous. The area chosen as a base, near Lake Nyasa (Lake Malawi), proved highly malarial; Bishop Mackenzie died there of the disease on 31 January 1862, along with many local people and three others among the tiny missionary party. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Histoire de Jules César.

      Paris, Imprimerie impériale, 1865-1866, - 2 vol. in-4, [4]-VI-[2]-357 et VIII-515 pp., avec 38 planches hors-texte, dont 6 vues et portraits sur fond teinté, et 32 cartes et plans en couleurs, demi-maroquin cerise à long grain à coins, dos à nerfs, simple filet à froid sur les plats, têtes dorées (Wood, Londres). Rousseurs, mais bel exemplaire. Edition originale et tirage de luxe, avec les planches incorporées (donc sans nécessité d'atlas séparé) et les cartes en couleurs. Les deux volumes ne vont que jusqu'au déclenchement de la guerre civile (49 avant notre ère), et couvrent essentiellement la conquête de la Gaule, alors pleinement revisitée par les spécialistes. Comme tous les Bonaparte, le fils d'Hortense était possédé du démon de l'écriture, et il subissait en plus une fascination non feinte envers le dictateur romain ; aussi, est-ce dès après le 2 décembre qu'il se mit à la rédaction de cette Histoire de Jules César, dans laquelle l'exposé de l'histoire ancienne, la prise en compte des progrès spectaculaire de l'archéologie des sites devait inextricablement se mêler à la justification personnelle "ex post" du coup d'Etat. Pour la partie proprement scientifique, le souverain s'entoura de collaborateurs auxquels revient l'essentiel de l'information collectée : Alfred Maury, Prosper Mérimée, Victor Duruy. Vicaire VI, 38. Davois, Les Bonaparte littérateurs, p. 55. Précieux exemplaire de l'Impératrice Eugénie, avec cachet humide aux titres ("Bibliothèque de l'Impératrice"). L'ouvrage passa ensuite dans la bibliothèque de l'écrivain belge Paul Dresse de Lébioles (1901-1987, vignette ex-libris gravée en 1936, contrecollée). On joint plusieurs documents volants sur la famille impériale : 1. Un portrait du Prince Napoléon-Louis en prison. - 2. Trois portraits de l'Impératrice Eugénie (dont un imprimé sur soie, dans passe-partout). - 3. Deux tirages photographiques contrecollés sur papier fort (Napoléon III sur son lit de mort ; les funérailles). - 4. Deux images de deuil. - 5. Un plan détaché d'Alise-Sainte-Reine. - 6. Des tirages des premières feuilles du tome premier de l'Histoire dans la version in-8. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1866 - 1866 Wisden Rebind without Covers

      1866. Hi, This lot is an 1866 Wisden , Rebound without the original covers, This rebind is in very good condition, excellent for the year, the third edition of Wisden. There is some light spotting to the forst few and last few pages and a crease to one page, otherwise it is in superb condition for a book nearly 150 years old. The binding is attractive and the pages nice and clean, with minimal trimming. Currently my 1866 that is in my main set but selling to fund an original paperback purchase.

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         Brand. Et dramatisk Digt.

      1866 1866 - Orig. udgave. Kbhvn.: Gyldendalske Boghandel 1866. 272 s. Pænt og velholdt eksemplar indbundet i samtidigt halvlæder med guldtryk på ryggen.

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         Chemist's Recipe Book

      A leather-bound ledger; 8vo. Indexed recipies for creams, potions, medicines and mixtures Gudgen would require in his business. The list ranges from some of the obvious, such as antibilious pills, cough pills (balls for horses), neuralgia mixture; everyday compounds including asthma cigarettes, bug poison, hair dye and bicycle care; and many culinary items including mushroom ketchup, French mustard, salad dressing, mayonnaise and currie powder. From one of the title pages it appears that this was compiled whilst he was serving his apprenticeship as he lists the different towns where he worked, from Nottingham, Strood, Brighton and parts of London; apparently he eventually set up business in Chiswick. A fascinating insight into the work of a 19th century chemist in his shop. Very good hinges a liitle weak, wear to the extremities and the remains of a clasp.

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         Deutscher Auswandererbrief mit Ansicht: Cincinnati from Covington. Published by E. Mendenhall. Walnut Street.

      Cincinnati, 11. Juli 1866. - Gefalt. Blatt, 3 Seiten eng beschrieben. 24,5 x 19 cm; die Ansicht:13 x 18 cm. An Verwandte gerichtetes Schreiben mit Schilderung des Lebens in der neuen Heimat, signiert von Philipp und Katharina Holzmann. - Die schöne Ansicht zeigt den Ohio mit Schaufelraddampfern, im Hintergrund ein Panorama der Stadt, die einen großen Bevölkerungsanteil deutscher Emigranten hatte. - Mehrfach gefaltet. Schrift etwas bei der Ansicht durchschlagend. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         ORDINANCES AND ACTS OF THE RESTORED GOVERNMENT OF VIRGINIA, PRIOR TO THE FORMATION OF THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA; WITH THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA, TO MARCH 2d, 1866. [VIZ.] ORDINANCES OF THE CONVENTION, ASSEMBLED AT WHEELING, ON THE 11th OF JUNE, 1861 [WITH] ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF VIRGINIA; PASSED AT THE EXTRA SESSION .

      John Frew, Wheeling 1866 - [WITH] CONSTITUTION OF WEST VIRGINIA; [WITH] ACT OF THE LEGISLATION OF WEST VIRGINIA, 1863 . etc.~This copy with the signature of Henry C. Dickinson of Bedford County, Virginia, Captain in Company A, Second Virginia Cavalry. Dickinson was captured and incarcerated in Federal prisons at Morris Island, Pulaski and Point Lookout. Laid in is a broadside: "Assessor's Notice for Legacy and Succession Taxes" printed up for the "United States Internal Revenue", Assistant Assessor's Office, 5th Division in Virginia by order of Thos. A. Conklin, Assistant Assessor of that Office. There is a pencilled note on the back regarding the death of Col. Wm. Dickinson and the applicability, or not, of the law passed June 30, 1864. Assistant Assessor Conklin directs the recipient to report to his office on, or before the 1st day of Jan., 1867. An interesting artifact from the early days of Reconstruction.~In contemporary calf over marbled boards, with morocco labels. [850] pages, with eight leaves of pink paper inserted and not included in the pagination. The acts are separately paginated. Very Good binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         English and Chinese Dictionary, with the Punti and Mandarin Pronunication. ????.[Ying hua zi dian].

      Printed and Published at the "Daily Press" Office., Hongkong. 1866 - 4 volumes. 2013pp. Original paper covered boards in English and Chinese with engraved decorative borders and plain cloth spines. Introduction includes: "Table showing the population of China during the various Dynasties from A.D. 2 to 1578, compiled from historical accounts"; an essay on "The Chinese Language" which compares the language with the other Asian languages; "Syllabary of the Canton Dialect"; "Table Shewing the Exact Number of Words in the Canton Dialect"; "Table of Sounds in the Canton Dialect"; Orthography of the Punti or Canton Dialect; "Table of Sounds in the Hakka Dialect"; short section on the Fukien, Hoklo, Amoy and "Mandarin or Court Dialect"; Syllabary of the Mandarin Dialect according to Dr. Williams's System of Orthography"; "The Syllabary of Mr. Wade, with the corresponding orthography adopted by Dr. Williams and Dr. Morrison"; "The Origin of the Written Language". Bindings a little worn, marked or creased in places, scorch mark upper edge of three volumes causing some minor loss on upper margins of some leaves but leaves are generally crisp and clean, corner of three leaves creased, some minor worming lower cover and last leaves, neat repair upper edge of upper cover volume 4. 34 x 24cm. A good set of the first edition in the original binding of a scarce dictionary that is rarely offered for sale. William Lobscheid, a German medical missionary and printer, served in Hong Kong and Guangdong Province for just over 20 years. Lobscheid originally came to China as a member of the Rhenish (Barmen) Mission in 1848. Linguistically extremely able, Lobscheid learnt Chinese while in Hong Kong and was soon helping Karl Gutzlaff in his work to open China to Christianity. At the beginning of the 1850s he resigned from the Rhenish Mission, returning to London to further his medical training and experience. It was at that time that the young Hudson Taylor having read Lobscheid's reports travelled to London to meet him. Lobscheid was a great influence on Taylor, and also became his Chinese language teacher during their four month long voyage to China. In 1852, Lobscheid became the first medical agent of the Chinese Evangelization Society (CES). Although based in Hong Kong he spent a great deal of time among the local people in eastern Guangdong Province. His medical skills enabled him to travel in areas where no European had previously visited and offered him an access to the ordinary Chinese person which was rare at the time. He was one of the first Protestant missionaries to live outside the treaty ports, however his adventures in these areas were not always happy experiences, at times being the victim of robbery or the object wrath of for angry mobs. After falling out with the CES, in 1870, he left Hong Kong for the United States where he spent the remainder of his life. (Laura Mason - Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Christianity). Just as Gutzlaff did, Lobscheid believed in the importance of printing to spread the Christian message and to disseminate western medical knowledge. His efforts with the printed word were not limited to the supervision of printing his revision of Medhurst's translation of the Bible into colloquial Chinese but included original work such as this comprehensive dictionary, Chinese grammars and booklets on a variety of topics such as: "The Evils of Hongkong and their Cure", "The Religion of the Dayaks" (on Taiwan), and another on the likelihood (which he did not believe to be high) of Chinese successfully living in American society entitled: "The Chinese; what they are, and what they are doing". The Chinese text ??????? on the upper cover of each of the four volumes translates as "Confucius says, language should be intelligible and nothing more" a rather interesting choice of quote for a linguist of Lobscheid's ability, but one which perhaps tells us something of Lobscheid's attitude to language education for the broader populace. Cordier 1602. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A YANKEE IN CANADA with Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866. Three variant bindings. Duodecimo. 7 in (18 cm) tall; 286 p. Green publisher's cloth with gilt stamped lettering and decoration to spine, and blindstamped decorative borders and centered wreath to sides. Top edge stained green. Tight, clean and square binding. Intact spine. Square corners. Pages bright; no foxing. Brown-coated endpapers. Clean edges. Clear, protective cover. Spine with light spot. Front pastedown with two library rule plates of the period, front hinge with top inch tear, margins with intermittent smudges, few corner folds. First book appearance of "Civil Disobedience," which motivated Mohandas Gandhi to overthrow the British government, Martin Luther King, Jr. to lead the civil rights movement, and many others. Henry David Thoreau believed that when faced with an unjust government, it is a citizen's duty to break the law, to stop paying taxes, to go to jail, and to start a revolution if necessary. A lifelong abolitionist, Thoreau and his family participated in the Underground Railroad. After leaving Walden, Thoreau gave a lecture against slavery and against American imperialism in the Mexican-American War. This lecture would become the essay, "Civil Disobedience," emphasizing an individual's right to be true to their conscience. BAL 20117. Very good in no dust jacket if issued.

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         English and Chinese Dictionary, with the Punti and Mandarin Pronunication. 英華字典.[Ying hua zi dian].

      Hongkong.: Printed and Published at the "Daily Press" Office.. First edition.. 1866.. 4 volumes. 2013pp. Original paper covered boards in English and Chinese with engraved decorative borders and plain cloth spines. Introduction includes: "Table showing the population of China during the various Dynasties from A.D. 2 to 1578, compiled from historical accounts"; an essay on "The Chinese Language" which compares the language with the other Asian languages; "Syllabary of the Canton Dialect"; "Table Shewing the Exact Number of Words in the Canton Dialect"; "Table of Sounds in the Canton Dialect"; Orthography of the Punti or Canton Dialect; "Table of Sounds in the Hakka Dialect"; short section on the Fukien, Hoklo, Amoy and "Mandarin or Court Dialect"; Syllabary of the Mandarin Dialect according to Dr. Williams's System of Orthography"; "The Syllabary of Mr. Wade, with the corresponding orthography adopted by Dr. Williams and Dr. Morrison"; "The Origin of the Written Language". Bindings a little worn, marked or creased in places, scorch mark upper edge of three volumes causing some minor loss on upper margins of some leaves but leaves are generally crisp and clean, corner of three leaves creased, some minor worming lower cover and last leaves, neat repair upper edge of upper cover volume 4. 34 x 24cm. A good set of the first edition in the original binding of a scarce dictionary that is rarely offered for sale. William Lobscheid, a German medical missionary and printer, served in Hong Kong and Guangdong Province for just over 20 years. Lobscheid originally came to China as a member of the Rhenish (Barmen) Mission in 1848. Linguistically extremely able, Lobscheid learnt Chinese while in Hong Kong and was soon helping Karl Gutzlaff in his work to open China to Christianity. At the beginning of the 1850s he resigned from the Rhenish Mission, returning to London to further his medical training and experience. It was at that time that the young Hudson Taylor having read Lobscheid's reports travelled to London to meet him. Lobscheid was a great influence on Taylor, and also became his Chinese language teacher during their four month long voyage to China. In 1852, Lobscheid became the first medical agent of the Chinese Evangelization Society (CES). Although based in Hong Kong he spent a great deal of time among the local people in eastern Guangdong Province. His medical skills enabled him to travel in areas where no European had previously visited and offered him an access to the ordinary Chinese person which was rare at the time. He was one of the first Protestant missionaries to live outside the treaty ports, however his adventures in these areas were not always happy experiences, at times being the victim of robbery or the object wrath of for angry mobs. After falling out with the CES, in 1870, he left Hong Kong for the United States where he spent the remainder of his life. (Laura Mason - Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Christianity). Just as Gutzlaff did, Lobscheid believed in the importance of printing to spread the Christian message and to disseminate western medical knowledge. His efforts with the printed word were not limited to the supervision of printing his revision of Medhurst's translation of the Bible into colloquial Chinese but included original work such as this comprehensive dictionary, Chinese grammars and booklets on a variety of topics such as: "The Evils of Hongkong and their Cure", "The Religion of the Dayaks" (on Taiwan), and another on the likelihood (which he did not believe to be high) of Chinese successfully living in American society entitled: "The Chinese; what they are, and what they are doing". The Chinese text 子曰辭達而已矣 on the upper cover of each of the four volumes translates as "Confucius says, language should be intelligible and nothing more" a rather interesting choice of quote for a linguist of Lobscheid's ability, but one which perhaps tells us something of Lobscheid's attitude to language education for the broader populace. Cordier 1602. .

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         Traite Des Proprietes Projectives Des Figures

      Paris: Gauthier-villars, 1866. Paperback. Fair. Size=9"x11. 2 Large Folding Plates. (full book description) Gauthier-villars, Paris, 1866. Fair, Paperback, Size=9"x11", 452pgs. 2 Large Folding Plates. Volume 2 ONLY. FRENCH TEXT. Rear cover missing, front cover separated. Text just barely held togather with their strings of the original binding. Text pages are bright & in VG+ condition. SCARCE. Only 1 copy located in World Catalog of library holdings. SELLING WORLDWIDE SINCE 1987. WE PACK WITH GREAT CARE, 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES!

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         Alone among the Zulus.

      London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge,, [1866]. By a Plain Woman. The Narrative of a Journey through the Zulu Country. Small octavo. Original blue sand-grain cloth over bevelled boards, spine and front board lettered and decorated in gilt, blind panel to rear board, all edges gilt, brown coated endpapers. Wood-engraved frontispiece, 3 similar plates. 4 pages of undated advertisements to the rear as issued. Contemporary inscriptions, "Low Worsall Reading Room Lending Library No. 8" to initial blank, "Miss M. Stewart, 5 Cambridge Square" to title page. Partial superficial cracking to front inner hinge, very occasional light finger-soiling to margins, short nick to fore edge of rear free endpaper. An excellent, bright copy. First edition. The author, an English settler in Natal, accompanied her brother Charles on a hunting and trading expedition to Zululand in 1855, during the reign of King Panda. Her narrative "affords a good account of the social side of the life of the Zulus at this period, and there is much information as to the native trade of the country, with occasional references to the labours of the missionaries" (Mendelssohn). There were six further editions up to 1889, which can be identified by the date in the advertisements. This first edition is uncommon, with only three copies traced in auction records. Provenance: contemporary ownership inscription of "Miss M. Stewart, 5 Cambridge Square" to the title page: an Agnes M. Stewart is traced as living at 5 Cambridge Square, Hyde Park, from 1860 to at least 1872 (as a shareholder in the Bank of British North America, see "Public Accounts" in the Sessional Papers of the Province [later Dominion] of Canada); this is possibly Agnes M. Stewart, author of numerous works of Catholic interest including biographies of Sir Thomas More (1876) and Cardinal Pole (1882).

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         William H. Dean - Methodist Circuit Preacher - Diaries 19th - 20th Century

      - Dean, William H. exercised a considerable and influential ministry in Vermont and Connecticut from the mid 19th century into the very early 20th century. There is record of his ministry at Bridgewater, CT (1866-1871). A history of the area describes the events: 'Simultaneous with his coming there was developed a revival of considerable extent, which resulted in the largest number of acession at any one time that the church has ever been favored with.' The present offering offers an almost entirely unique opportunity of acquiring nearly 40 years worth of diaries of an active and effective Methodist Circuit Preacher. 21 handwritten diaries, all belonging to William H. Dean of Vermont. A Methodist, he had charge of several difference parishes during the 38 years these diaries represent. I found him on the 1880 census living in Corinth Vermont married to his wife Arlie and their two children, Alma and Gracie. He was orn in Burlington, VT. The earliest diary starts out in 1859 and continues through 1868. It contains about 185 handwritten pages. Then you have 20 diaries for the specific years as follows; 1869, 1870, 1871, 1874, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1887, 1890, 1894 and one with no date. The 20 later diaries are also Pastor's journals where he lists the members of his congregation and then in the back is where you'll find his daily diaries. In the 20 diaries he was very faithful when it came to writing every day. The earliest diary does not have daily entries for each year but rather sporadic entries, however, some of the richest content is there. Then in the back of his early diary there are numerous pages devoted to the years 1895-1897 whcih are also diary entries. In addition to nearly daily entries for over 30 years of ministry, there are also numerous bits of ephemera found in the back pockets of many of the diaries. Some of the places he lived and preached at were; Isles of La Mott Vermont, Grainville Vermont, Middlebury, Mooretown, St. Alban's and more. Here are a few excerpts: 1858: "July 18th, . As we were coming home Rev. Bean said he was going to the Eldridge schoolhouse where Mr. Peck was to hold a meeting and desired that I should be there and so I went. The Lord was with us and I had much liberty in speaking. As at a time when the son's of God presented themselves before their maker, Satan came also so among our little company was one who holds the doctrine of the worst of infidels, spiritualism. O Lord pity the poor soul that rejects the religion of Jesus and starts upon the sea of life without God and without hope." "December 13th, Months have intervened since last I recorded anything of the dealings of God with my soul, not because I have nothing to write but in part for want of time in which to do so. I have no been in my present position as preacher in charge of Isle LaMott station for some what over six months. It has been a season of severe temptation and trial." 1866: "July 19th, Here I am in Salisbury trying to preach the gospel. Not much encouragement by the people as there seems to be a division among them. But if I know my duty it is enough if I go forward God will bless me and success will attend my efforts." This is an AMAZING archive of a much used Methodis Circuit Minister from the mid/late 19th century. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         The Female Review: Life of Deborah Sampson, the Female Soldier in the War of Revolution, with an Introduction and Notes by John Adams Vinton

      Boston: J. K. Wiggin & Wm. Parsons Lunt, 1866. First edition thus. From an edition of 250 small quarto (22 cm) copies hand-numbered and initialed by the publishers Wiggin & Lunt (this being copy '79'). There were also 35 royal quarto copies issued. Boards are 1/2 leather and 1/2 marbled paper with spine bands and gilt tooling; top edge gilt; marbled endpapers; red & black printed title page; xxxii, [5], 38-267 pp,. illus. The scarce biography of Deborah Sampson, a Mass. woman who enlisted in the Continental Army in 1782, albeit through subterfuge. In 1792, Sampson successfully petitioned the Mass. State Legislature for a pension, which was initially denied to her because she was a woman. The Female Review was originally written and published in 1797 by the educator, publisher, bookseller, and newspaper editor, Herman Mann, who had befriended Sampson. According to Mann there were 1,500 copies printed and "quickly devoured by the booksellers" (qtd. in Hiltner, 212). There is unanimous consensus that Mann's account was sensationalized and only partially reflected Sampson's life and wartime experiences. Hiltner accuses him of "attempt[ing] to shape an icon of national virtue and a myth of the early republic from the raw material of a cross-dressing soldier," while in his introduction to this edition, Vinton says Mann "aimed at weaving a web of gaudy colors, which should strike strongly on the fancy of his readers." He attempted to correct these overindulgences in a revised and enlarged edition, which was allegedly based on a closer collaboration with Sampson herself, but both he and Sampson died before it was published. This edition was edited by the geneaologist and minister, John Adams Vinton, and includes an introduction and copies notes by him throughout, as well as quotations from Mann's unpublished manuscript. This edition was later republished in 1916 and 1972. Scarce. We find no copies of either the 1797 edition or this limited edition in commerce; less than half a dozen copies located institutionally via a somewhat convoluted set of WorldCat entries. Leather worn all over, most heavily at joints and spine ends with board tips exposed; one mark of dampstaining to the top of half-title and frontis, but not affecting portrait, otherwise no foxing or marks of any kind; a VG copy overall.

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         THE FIRST THREE BOOKS OF HOMER'S ILIAD ACCORDING TO THE ORDINARY TEXT AND ALSO WITH THE DIGAMMA RESTORED

      WILLIAM TEGG, 1866. INTERLINGUE 0,46 In inglese e greco, con pagine naturalmente e leggermente brunite da fattore tempo, con lievissima fioritura ed alcune illustrazioni in nero nei testi, tagli marmorizzati, alla controguardia anteriore adesivo con dicitura A Cuspide Corona, rilegatura in tutta tela marrone, con titoli d'oro al dorso, con lieve usura ai bordi ed alle estremità del dorso USATO

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         Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

      London: Macmillan and Co,, 1866. Octavo. Original pictorial cloth gilt, dark green endpapers, binder's label on rear pastedown, gilt edges. Housed in a red quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Wood-engraved illustrations after John Tenniel. Contemporary ownership signature dated 1866, small shelf label to front pastedown. Worn at extremities with loss to head and foot of spine, minor splitting to front joint, some spotting to contents. First published edition. The ownership signature is dated August 1866. The publication of the first Alice book set a pattern for many of Dodgson's succeeding publications. The book was originally printed in Oxford at the Clarendon Press in June 1865. On 19 July 1865, Dodgson heard that the book's illustrator John Tenniel was dissatisfied with the quality of the printing, so decided to suppress the whole edition of 2,000 copies. He recalled the few pre-publication copies he had sent out to his friends and donated them to hospitals, where most perished. Only 23 of those original "1865 Alices" are now extant, mostly in institutional holdings, thus creating one of the most famous black tulips of book collecting. The book was entirely reset by Richard Clay for this authorized Macmillan edition which, although dated 1866, was in fact ready by November 1865, in time for the Christmas market. The unused Oxford sheets were sold to Appleton's for use in their New York edition, published the following summer. The Macmillan edition was published in an edition of 4,000 copies.

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         The Albert N'Yanza, great basin of the Nile, and explorations of the Nile sources.

      London Macmillan and Co 1866 - First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., xxx, 395; ix, 384pp., double-portrait frontispiece in volume i, lithograph frontispiece in volume ii, 2 maps (1 large folding, small repair to fold), 13 full-page plates, 20 illustrations in text, original green cloth gilt, large gilt pictorial vignettes to upper covers, slight bubbling to cloth, light wear, neat repairs to extremities, a very good copy. Baker, after various adventures in Ceylon and the area around the Black Sea, went to Africa and embarked on his greatest adventure, namely to discover the source of the Nile. Having met up with Speke and Grant and exchanging valuable information with them, he eventually discovered the third great Nile lake, the Albert N'Yanza, but only after most of his men had deserted him and he had been forced to rely on the help of the slave trader Ibrahim and capricious local ruler, Kamrasi. One of the great travel narratives. Hilmy I, 49; Czech p10. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Felix Holt The Radical. FIRST EDITION. 3 vols.

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood & Sons. 1866 Half titles, 4pp ads & 20pp catalogue at end of vol. III. Orig. reddish-brown sand-grained cloth, boards blocked in blind, spines lettered in gilt; sl. rubbing to heads & tails of spines, the odd small mark. A good-plus set.Baker & Ross A8.1; binding 'A' with ticket of Edmonds & Remnants at end of vol. I. Sadleir 814 (in the later blue cloth); not in Wolff.

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         Mansfield Park. A novel.

      Boston: Ticknor & Fields. 1866 Some light foxing to titlepage & first few leaves of text. Orig. brown cloth, front board with borders & publisher's monogram in blind, spine lettered in gilt; expertly recased with well-executed repairs to head & tail spine.Not in Gilson, who lists an 1863 Ticknor & Fields edition.

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         Plá? Koruny ?eské ?ili up?jmná slowa Staro-?echa propow?d?ná milým kragan?m léta bjdy 1866 [Lamentation of the Bohemian Crown or heartfelt words of an Old-Czech, held forth to his dear compatriots in the year of sorrow 1866]

      Berlin: Trowitzsch und Sohn, 1866. Octavo (19 × 10.5 cm). Original printed self-wrappers with brown paper spinestrip and title vignette; 16 pp. Paper evenly toned due to stock, else a very well-preserved copy. [Illegal Anti-Habsburg Brochure Printed in Berlin]. Illegally published pamphlet urging Czech independence from Austro-Hungary. Published anonymously in Berlin during the Austro-Prussian War (1866), it was written by Anton Kotik (1840-?) and reflects the political ambitions of Czech journalist and writer Josef F. Fri? and Count Rudolf von Thurn und Taxis. After a long list of injustices the Czech people have suffered at the hands of Austria, Kotik argues for a radical divorce from the Austrian government and an independent Czech state under Prussian patronage. Unrealistically though these aims were, the brochure was effectively intended to cause an armed uprising against Austria in the summer of 1866. Because it could not be published in Bohemia, Kotik and Fri? traveled to Berlin, where they reached an agreement with the publisher (Thurn und Thaxis provided the funding). Trowitzsch und Sohn were able to set the book in the Czech Schwabacher type, which was no longer used in Bohemia at the time. The booklets reached Prague around August 23, just as the Peace of Prague was being signed. But though this meant that the Prussian troops would leave Prague, the brochure still caused a great stir among Czech intellectuals and led to great vigilance by the Austrian police. It was immediately forbidden and its possession repeatedly prosecuted. Ignát Herrmann recounts that many readers burned the brochure afterwards, fearing punishment. Because of its scarcity, other patriots copied it by hand and distributed it among their friends (Sebrané spisy, vol. 24, p. 174). Miraculously, the Austrian authorities were unable to determine the real author, despite the fact that one of the main distributors was imprisoned for twelve months. Kotik only revealed himself to be the author in 1919, shortly after the declaration of Czechoslovak independence and the establishment of the First Republic, when he reprinted the pamphlet with his commentary. Kotik passed away soon after, in the knowledge that the decade-long struggle had not been in vain. Outside the Czech Republic, KVK and OCLC only show the copy at Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.

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         North Staffordshire Naturalists' Field Club Annual Report and Tranasactions Vol. 1-93 / North Staffordshire Journal of Field Studies Vol. 1-12 / North Staffordshire Field Club Transactions (New Series) Vol. 1-28

      1866-2003. , numerous plates (col + plain, lithographs + photographic, some folding), text figs. . HB/PB. A rare complete run bound in 59 vols, 8vo/lge-8vo: 36 vols bound in later qtr calf, marbled boards (bound by A. Portuense, Porto, Portugal); 11 vols in recent half-calf, original wrappers retained for Vols. 1-13, which are bound in a single volume; 18 vols in qtr buckram, marbled boards; final two parts in wrappers as issued. The Annual Report for 1868 is a reprint from 1896. Some marginal pencil annotations, occasional light foxing. Also included here are the following three additional volumes published by the Society: 'North Staffordshire Naturalists' Field Club Annual addresses, papers, etc' (1875); 'Coming of Age of the North Sttafordshire Naturalists' Field Club and Archaelogical Society 1865-1885 - Chronological History and Bibliography of the Society' (1886), compiled by Rupert Simms; 'The North Sttaforshire Field Club Jubilee volume 1865-1915' (1916).. The North Staffordshire Naturalists' Field Club was founded in 1865. Its mission was stated as 'the practical study of Natural History in all its branches, and the cultivation of a fuller knowledge of the antiquities in the neighbourhood'. The First Annual Meeting, held on March 23rd, 1866, included subjects such as archaeology, geology, palaeontology, industrial history, folklore and local history. The Club issued their first periodical publication, 'North Staffordshire Naturalists' Field Club Annual Report' in 1866, and from 1888 published an Annual Report and Transactions, which continued until the 93rd Report in 1960. No Report was published for the year 1897. A combined Index was issued for years 1866 to 1898. From 1961 the Transactions were incorporated into the new 'North Staffordshire Journal of Field Studies', published by Keele University College. This journal ceased publication in 1975, and from 1976 to 2003, the journal appeared again under the title 'The North Staffordshire Field Club Transactions (New Series)', of which 28 volumes were published. The final issue appeared in 2003.The first president of the Club from 1865-1870 was James Bateman (1811-1897), an industrialist and banker, best known for his works on orchids. He sponsored expeditions to Mexico and South America enabling collectors to gather rare specimens. The Rev. Thomas W. Daltry (1832-1904), vicar of Madeley in Staffordshire, was a prominent member of the Club and served as Secretary and Chairman of the Entomological section for 39 years, up to his death. He was author of 'List of the Lepidoptera of North Staffordshire'. Another early member and vice-president, was William Henry Goss (1833-1906), a potter notable for having started the souvenir trade in pottery. An essential part of the club was the library, and Henrietta Lucy Elizabeth Garbett (1883-1939) served as a librarian for 18 years. This exceptional journal run includes interesting papers relating to Staffordshire and other parts of Britain and also a provides a fascinating insight into the organisation and social history of an active field club..

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         Poems and Ballads (Zaehnsdorf Exhibition binding)

      John Camden Hotten, London 1866 - This is a copy of the Second Edition, published by John Camden Hotten, London in 1866. Issued in small 8vo. size. The verso of the second blank leaf at the front has the inscription 'L.M.I. New Year 1900 from C.S.M.' and below the somewhat cryptic note, in the same hand 'No payment now possible.' In two places small flowers or ferns were at one time being pressed in this book and this has left some brown marking on opposing leaves and a little marking on adjacent leaves but nothing too severe, and a little foxing on preliminary leaves otherwise a very good clean copy internally. Bound, presumably before 1900, by Zaehnsdorf with their gilt-stamped signature on the front turn-in and with their gilt stamp of a binding hammerer on the rear pastedown which was Zaehnsdorf's proud mark for exhibition bindings. Both covers are similarly decorated in a virtually all over flower-like design with two gilt lines around. The spine has the same gilt decoration together with gilt lettering. The top edge is also gilt and there are marbled endpapers. With gilt-rolled edges. Turn-ins with three leaf design and a little further decoration. Offsetting on both marbled fly leaves from the leather turn-ins. The head of the spine has a very slight chip and the gilt on the spine is a little dulled. Both hinges have just the slightest of rubbing, otherwise this is a nice, very firm example pf one of the companies finest bindings. The publication of Poems and Ballads which was his first collection of poems was the most significant event in the literary career of Swinburne, and it was one of the more significant and influential events in 19th century literature and Victorian culture. The original edition was published by Edward Moxon & Co. earlier in 1866. It was withdrawn from sale almost immediately due to many negative reviews and in September of 1866 the sheets and some already bound copies were bought by Hotten who supplied new halt title and title pages which were attached to stubs. When those copies had all been sold by November Hotten printed his own edition which did not state that it was a reprint. That is the edition being offered here. Within the U.K. delivery is free and will be by Special Delivery Next Day. Other Destinations - delivery, by air, will be by ParcelForce globalpriority or globalexpress which are both fully insured and tracked services. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Enoch Arden.

      London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1866.(). 8vo., 81 pp., Good, Half Calf on Marbled Boards, red rot on leather, front board detached, top two sections of spine missing, staining & rubbing on cover, some foxing on front and back FEPs, edge wear, shelf wear. Illustrated by Arthur Hughes. Said to be the first successful attempt at photographing designs from wood engravings.

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         Meyer's Hand-Atlas der neuesten Erdbeschreibung in 100 Karten. Redigirt von L. Ravenstein. Neue berichtigte Ausgabe von 1867.

      Folio (37 x 25 cm). Mit 100 gest., meist grenz- teils flächenkolorierten Haupt- sowie zahlr. Nebenkarten auf 100 Doppelbl. 2 Bl., XII S. OHldr. m. goldgeprägt. Deckel- u. Rückentitel. Espenhorst 3.4.1.2. - Ravensteins großer Handatlas erschien zuerst in Lieferungen und lag 1866 vollständig vor. Die vorliegende 2. Auflage, die erste mit allen Karten als Buch erschienene, enthält 12 Seiten "Statistische Erläuterungen" sowie meist das Jahr 1867, teils auch zwischen 1863 u. 1866 auf den Karten, rückseitig m. kl. Stempel numeriert. - Einband stärker berieben, Überzugslwd. etw. wellig u. fleckig. Innen stellenweise stockfleckig, meist nur im Rande, wenige kl. Randeinrisse.

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         North Staffordshire Naturalists' Field Club Annual Report and Tranasactions Vol. 1-93 / North Staffordshire Journal of Field Studies Vol. 1-12 / North Staffordshire Field Club Transactions (New Series) Vol. 1-28

      1866-2003 1866 - , numerous plates (col + plain, lithographs + photographic, some folding), text figs. . HB/PB. A rare complete run bound in 59 vols, 8vo/lge-8vo: 36 vols bound in later qtr calf, marbled boards (bound by A. Portuense, Porto, Portugal); 11 vols in recent half-calf, original wrappers retained for Vols. 1-13, which are bound in a single volume; 18 vols in qtr buckram, marbled boards; final two parts in wrappers as issued. The Annual Report for 1868 is a reprint from 1896. Some marginal pencil annotations, occasional light foxing. Also included here are the following three additional volumes published by the Society: 'North Staffordshire Naturalists' Field Club Annual addresses, papers, etc' (1875); 'Coming of Age of the North Sttafordshire Naturalists' Field Club and Archaelogical Society 1865-1885 - Chronological History and Bibliography of the Society' (1886), compiled by Rupert Simms; 'The North Sttaforshire Field Club Jubilee volume 1865-1915' (1916). The North Staffordshire Naturalists' Field Club was founded in 1865. Its mission was stated as 'the practical study of Natural History in all its branches, and the cultivation of a fuller knowledge of the antiquities in the neighbourhood’. The First Annual Meeting, held on March 23rd, 1866, included subjects such as archaeology, geology, palaeontology, industrial history, folklore and local history. The Club issued their first periodical publication, 'North Staffordshire Naturalists' Field Club Annual Report' in 1866, and from 1888 published an Annual Report and Transactions, which continued until the 93rd Report in 1960. No Report was published for the year 1897. A combined Index was issued for years 1866 to 1898. From 1961 the Transactions were incorporated into the new 'North Staffordshire Journal of Field Studies', published by Keele University College. This journal ceased publication in 1975, and from 1976 to 2003, the journal appeared again under the title 'The North Staffordshire Field Club Transactions (New Series)', of which 28 volumes were published. The final issue appeared in 2003.The first president of the Club from 1865-1870 was James Bateman (1811-1897), an industrialist and banker, best known for his works on orchids. He sponsored expeditions to Mexico and South America enabling collectors to gather rare specimens. The Rev. Thomas W. Daltry (1832-1904), vicar of Madeley in Staffordshire, was a prominent member of the Club and served as Secretary and Chairman of the Entomological section for 39 years, up to his death. He was author of 'List of the Lepidoptera of North Staffordshire'. Another early member and vice-president, was William Henry Goss (1833-1906), a potter notable for having started the souvenir trade in pottery. An essential part of the club was the library, and Henrietta Lucy Elizabeth Garbett (1883-1939) served as a librarian for 18 years. This exceptional journal run includes interesting papers relating to Staffordshire and other parts of Britain and also a provides a fascinating insight into the organisation and social history of an active field club. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Catalogue des gentilshommes en 1789 et des familles anoblies ou titrées de puis le Premier Empire jusqu’à nos jours (1806-1866).

      E. Dentu & A. Aubry 1866 - DE LA ROQUE (Louis) & BERTHELEMY (Edouard de). Catalogue des gentilshommes en 1789 et des familles anoblies ou titrées de puis le Premier Empire jusqu’à nos jours (1806-1866). Paris, E. Dentu & A. Aubry, 1861-66. Gd in-8 rel. demi-vélin à coins, gardes dorées aux fleurs-de-lys, multiples signets. Exemplaire bien complet de toutes ses livraisons du Catalogue des gentilshommes ainsi que des suppléments de 1867 et 1874, très joliment relié en deux tomes avec leurs couvertures conservées. Cet imposant ouvrage donne les listes par provinces, sénéchaussées, généralités, cours et juridictions, de toutes les personnes ayant voté ou ayant envoyé leur procuration pour l'élection des députés de la noblesse en 1789. Recueil précieux, et rare complet, nous dit Saffroy. Remarquable provenance attestée par l'ex-libris du comte Emmanuel du Tertre collé au revers du plat et signé par le célèbre graveur parisien Agry (pseud. Elie-Louis-Eugène Chouet). (Saffroy, III, 34220). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1866 - Octavo. Original pictorial cloth gilt, dark green endpapers, binder's label on rear pastedown, gilt edges. Housed in a red quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Contemporary ownership signature dated 1866, small shelf label to front pastedown. Worn at extremities with loss to head and foot of spine, minor splitting to front joint, some spotting to contents. Wood-engraved illustrations after John Tenniel. First published edition. The ownership signature is dated August 1866. The publication of the first Alice book set a pattern for many of Dodgson's succeeding publications. The book was originally printed in Oxford at the Clarendon Press in June 1865. On 19 July 1865, Dodgson heard that the book's illustrator John Tenniel was dissatisfied with the quality of the printing, so decided to suppress the whole edition of 2,000 copies. He recalled the few pre-publication copies he had sent out to his friends and donated them to hospitals, where most perished. Only 23 of those original "1865 Alices" are now extant, mostly in institutional holdings, thus creating one of the most famous black tulips of book collecting. The book was entirely reset by Richard Clay for this authorized Macmillan edition which, although dated 1866, was in fact ready by November 1865, in time for the Christmas market. The unused Oxford sheets were sold to Appleton's for use in their New York edition, published the following summer. The Macmillan edition was published in an edition of 4,000 copies. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         NEW SOUTH WALES NATIONAL DIRECTORY for 1867-68. Including Sydney, Bathurst, Maitland, Newcastle, Goulburn, Forbes, Armidale Tamworth, Grafton, Murrurundi, Muswellbrook, Singleton, Mudge, etc.

      Sydney, Walter Jameson Meyer, [1866].. 8vo, approximately, 215 x 140 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, large folding map, pages: xvi pages of adverts, 1 advert is a large folding plate, [1], 1-640 followed by 63 pages of adverts, first and last advert page pasted down on pastedowns, losing first advertisment, original publisher's navy blue cloth, gilt title to spine, blind decoration to covers. Binding slightly rubbed, folding map has some neat repairs to blank side, no loss of image (the map paper is delicate and needs care when opening), otherwise a very good copy. See: National Library of Australia's Bib ID 1720838. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         The geographical distribution of mammals

      Day & Son, London 1866 - Murray, Andrew (1812-78). The geographical distribution of mammals. xvi, 420pp. 62 plate leaves, including frontispiece, 2 plates and 101 maps. London: Day and Son, 1866. 281 x 220 mm. Original blind-stamped cloth, gilt-lettered spine, small splits in hinges, inner front hinge cracking, light wear. Very good. First Edition of one of the earliest global biogeographical surveys, containing 101 colored distribution maps of both terrestrial and marine mammals. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

      New York: D. Appleton, 1866 - FIRST EDITION, second (i.e., American) issue, comprising sheets of the suppressed 1865 printing of Alice with new title-page. 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. Original red cloth. Spine very slightly darkened, very minor wear to spine ends, small spot on back cover, hinges tender. A handsome copy. Half morocco case. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is the most frequently quoted book in the world, after the Bible and the works of Shakespeare. Alice has been translated into more than 150 languages and gone through many hundreds of editions and countless stage and screen adaptations. “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its hardly less famous sequel Through the Looking Glass (1872), although ostensibly written for children are unique among ‘juveniles’ in appealing equally if not more strongly to adults. Written by an Oxford don, a clergyman, and a professional mathematician, they abound in characters—the White Knight, the Red Queen, the Mad Hatter, Humpty Dumpty—who are part of everybody’s mental furniture. And the philosophic profundity of scores, if not hundreds, of these characters’ observations, long household words wherever English is spoken, gains mightily from the delicious fantasy of their setting” (PMM). On July 4, 1862, the Rev. Charles Dodgson (“Lewis Carroll”) first told the story of Alice while on a river expedition with a fellow Oxford don and the three Liddell sisters, Alice, Edith, and Lorinda. The story’s namesake, Alice, asked for a written version of the tale, and Dodgson gave it to her for Christmas 1864. On seeing that manuscript, “Alice’s Adventures Underground,” friends encouraged him to expand the story into a book. In a letter to a friend Dodgson joked that the title might be taken to mean “instruction about mines,” and suggested the alternatives “Alice among the elves/goblins” or “Alice’s hour/doings/adventures in elf-land/wonderland.” “This second issue comprises those copies of the first edition still unbound when Lewis Carroll decided in July 1865 to cancel the edition. In 1866 the copies on hand were sold to Appleton and [1000] new title-pages were printed at Oxford, replacing the originals. The binding was evidently done in England, duplicating that for the first issue except in the substitution of Appleton’s name for Macmillan at the foot of the spine and in the omission of a binder’s ticket. Textually the Appleton issue agrees with the Macmillan 1865, the only difference being the cancel title-page” (Robert N. Taylor, Lewis Carroll at Texas: The Warren Weaver Collection). This is a very handsome copy of a beloved and much-read book, far superior to the worn and repaired copies usually encountered. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Map of the United States and Territories shewing the extent of Public Surveys and other details.

      Washington, D.C. General Land Office. 1866. Map, outline handcolor, sheet size 30 x 55 inches, with a top margin of 5/8 inch, bottom margin 7/8 inch, right margin 3/4 inch and no left margin. As is: two small areas of loss along left vertical fold (outermost when folded), tiny area of loss at one area of upper horizontal fold. A wall-sized map issued for the General Land Office Report of 1866, showing areas surveyed and platted across the United States with considerable detail, such as mineral deposits and railroads. The map is of considerable interest issued at a pivotal period of expansion and development just following the end of the American Civil War.

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         Antique Print-BIRD-ORNITHOLOGY-GILDED FLICKER-Elliot-1866

      - Antique print, titled: 'Colaptes Chrysoides'. It shows: two Gilded Flickers on a tree trunk. The Gilded Flicker is a species of woodpecker, native to the southern states of America, and the north of Mexico. Rare. Important Note: This print is sold with matting, which adds substantially to shipping cost. We can ship without matting. Inquire about reduced pricing. Handcoloured crayon style lithograph on a vellin type paper. Description: This print originates from 'The new and heretofore unfigured species of the birds of North America', published 1866-1869. Of this work only 200 copies were printed.Artists and Engravers: Lithographed by Bowen & Co. after the drawing by D.G. Elliot. Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835-1915) was an American zoologist, and one of the founders of the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the American Ornithologists' Union, and the Societe Zoologique de France. He used his great wealth to create sumptuous books with color-plates, with texts written by himself. Coloured by Philada. Condition: Excellent, given age. A small stain in the image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Professionally matted, not examined out of matting. Storage location: DPO-70-01 The overall size is ca. 22.4 x 25 inch. The image size is ca. 15.6 x 18.3 inch. The overall size is ca. 57 x 63.5 cm. The image size is ca. 39.5 x 46.5 cm.

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         The Harmony Society, at Economy, Penn'a, Founded by George Rapp, A.D. 1805

      Pittsburgh: W.S. Haven, 1866. First Edition. 12mo, in original black boards stamped in blind and gilt. A near fine copy, with small chips at spine ends, minor foxing to endpapers, otherwise very clean. The Harmony Society was a separatist, millennialist sect founded in Germany in the 1780s by Johann George Rapp (1757-1847) and his adopted son, Frederick Rapp (1775-1834). Seeking greater spiritual and religious freedom, a few members of the group traveled to the United States, where they purchased 3000 acres in Butler, Pennsylvania, in 1804. The following year, approximately 400 followers of the Rapps arrived, and the American incarnation of the Harmony Society was formed, with all property held in common. Within ten years, "the Harmonists boasted a village of 130 houses, 3,000 acres of farming, a thriving livestock herd, and many buildings for their industrial enterprises" (Penn State Library). They moved the community to the newly founded town of New Harmony, Indiana, in 1814, and in 1824 they migrated for a final time to Economy, Pennsylvania. Aaron Williams joined the Society in 1865 and "set about writing its history, using documents and traditional stories that had been preserved by the original colonists and their descendants. [His book] is the best account available of one of the most successful communistic societies in America" (Adams, Radical Literature). Howes W-445; Streeter 4278.

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         Beiträge zur Morphologie und Physiologie der Pilze. (1)-5. Offprints from Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft.

      - Frankfurt a. M., Christian Winter, (1866)-82. 4to. (2),+ 137-232 pp.+ 6 plates; 333-75 pp.+ 8 plates; (6),+ 36,+ (2),+ 1-95 pp.+ 12 plates; (4),+ 145,+ (1) pp.+ 6 plates; 35 pp.+ 4 plates. Small tears in the margins of pp. 3, 13 and 15 in part 4, and also notation with red pencil and ink on p. 97. Ten of the 36 lithographical plates are coloured. A title leaf for parts 1 and 2, which are extracts rather than offprints, has been fashioned from an extra title leaf to part 3, onto which has been fastend cuttings from the table of contents for the volume from which they have been extracted. Very fine later red half morocco with the title ?Die Pilze. De Bary and Woronin? on the spine. A discrete pen-mark can be seen on the spine. With the bookplate of Nils Fries, and his purchase notation on the rear fly-leaf. Volbracht 69. ?Mycological classic? written by Nils Fries in pencil on front paste-down. Heinrich Anton de Bary (1831?88) was a German surgeon, botanist, microbiologist, and mycologist. He is considered both as one of the founding fathers of plant pathology as well as the founder of modern mycology. Mikhail Stepanovich Voronin (1838-1903) was a student of de Bary who later become his friend and colleague - and a renowned mycologist in his own right.

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         Narrative of an Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries: And of the Discovery of the Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa- 1858-1864

      Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1866. xxii, 638, 6 (ads) pages. Fold-out map. Occasional black and white illustrations. "It has been my object in this work to give as clear an account as I was able of tracts of country previously unexplored, with their river systems, natural productions, and capabilities; and to bring before my countrymen, and all others interested in the cause of humanity, the misery entailed by the slave-trade in its inland phases - a subject on which I and my companions are the first who have had any opportunities of forming a judgement." - from Preface. "There must be something in the appearance of white men frightfully repulsive to the unsophisticated natives of Africa; for, on entering villages previously unvisited by Europeans, if we met a child... he would take to his heels in an agony of terror, such as we might feel if we met a live Egyptian mummy at the door of the British Museum." - from page 199. Fold-out map measures 24" wide by 17" high and is entitled "The River Shire, The Lakes Nyassa & Shirwa, The Lower Courses of the Rivers Zambesi & Rovuma" - based on the Astronomical observations and sketches of Dr. Livingstone, Constructed by John Arrowsmith, 1865. The routes of Dr. Livingstone and the Officers of the expedition are indicated in red. Map bears one inch opening along left side. Book has been recased in red buckram with new beige endpapers. Binding sound. Average wear. Unmarked. Lettering upon spine rubbed but legible. A quality copy.

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         One title page:] Mehalkhim im anashim [mehalchim] [another title pge:] Mehalchim oder Umgang mit Menschen von Faivel Shifer [An abridged translation into Hebrew of the author's U¿ber den Umgang mit Menschen]

      Publisher not identified, Warsaw 1866 - WorldCat: Libraries worldwide that own item: 13. [6], 190, [1] pages. In 1788 Adolph Freiherr Knigge's U¿ber den Umgang mit Menschen [=On Dealing with People] first appeared. It went through numerous editions and some translations, some these abridged versions. This copy has a signed and dated inscription in Hebrew by the translator to Lord Rothschild. Its rough translation is: To the Honorable Eminence of the Jews, who has performed great service to his people, their savior who has exalted them, Lord Rothschild of London, may he live a long life. This gift is presented by me, the author, Feiwel Schiffer.Warsaw. And I heard that the vision will be strengthened During the weekly Torah reading portion Mishpatim [in the Book of Exodus Chapter 22, Verse 26:] [When he cries out to me] I will hear, for I am gracious. [5]627 [=1867 C.E.] The book block is solid, the pages are in excellent condition. However the front board is almost detached and the outer spine strip is far from perfect. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Armadale.

      With twenty illustrations by George H. Thomas. In two volumes. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill, 1866. (The Rights of Translation and of Dramatic Adaptation are Reserved.) 2 Vols., demy 8vo; half-titles not called for; each volume with frontispiece; eight other plates in volume one, ten in volume two; pp.[viii]+304; [iv]+372; recent brown half-sheep over Victorian oil-marbled boards, ruled gilt on sides and spine, lettered (with title only) and numbered, gilt, on spine. Marbled boards very slightly rubbed; small faint stain on Contents leaf and first three leaves of text in volume one, and a little light foxing to title-leaf and final leaf of text in each volume; otherwise a very nice copy a scarce book. Sadleir 588. Number three on Sadleir's list of comparative scarcities. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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