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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], 1867. 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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         NOTICE ET SPÉCIMENS.,

      Tours, 1867. - 10 1/2 x 15 1/2. Sixteen-page history + 7 engravings (one double) by Pannemaker of this publisher's printshop, bindery, and bookshop. Followed by 53 pages of plates, many with tissue guards, showing their principal publications. Publisher's red morocco-grained cloth gilt, all edges gilt. Occasional foxing, corners & spine have wear, upper corner bumped, otherwise very good. Sumptuous illustrated folios --including the first publication of Dorà 's Bible illustrations--to tiny books of prayers printed in gold were painstakingly produced. Mame employed about 1000 persons, for whom he established profit sharing. A third of the employees' share was distributed every year; the balance constituted a pension fund for those of 20 years' service. Bigmore & Wyman estimated that 60,000 francs a year were devoted to the fund. Prepared for the Exposition of 1867, these specimens are beautifully printed on a variety of fine papers various techniques of illustration [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Alec Forbes of Howglen

      London: Hurst & Blackett, 1867. First THUS. Hardcover. Good. Signed by Author. Inscribed to one George Bogue and signed by author on half title. First one-volume edition. (With correct printer info of J. Childs and Son. Shaberman 20.) 440, (4)pp. Original green cloth with gilt spine stamping, front blindstamped. Good+ with a cocked spine, cloth worn and a bit frayed along edges, exposed tips, some foxing and thumbing, hinges very tender. Alice in Wonderland author Lewis Carroll called this novel "very enjoyable, and the character of Annie Anderson is one of the most delightful I have ever met with in fiction." A scarce signed work by the Scottish Victorian novelist who helped create the genre of fantasy.

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         Memoria de los ramos municipales correspondiente al semestre de julio a diciembre de 1866 presentada a S.M. el Emperador

      Imprenta Economica, México 1867 - 167 pp. Illus. with 2 b/w folding charts. A rare report on La Ciudad de México presented to Emperor Maximilian during his reign. Contains extensive information on the city and its people issued for the second half of 1866. The last third is an appendix containing "Coleccion de las disposiciones de policia dictadas en el ano de 1866" detailing municiple ordinances for the full year. (An earlier report was issued for the first half of 1866, ran 66 pages, and had a map; two more half year reports were issued the following year, which is as long as Maximilian's reign lasted). Ignacio Trigueros (1805-1879) held many government positions and was minister of Finance under Santa Anna. All four issues are quite uncommon. OCLC locates this report at Cal. State, Lehigh, Univ. Texas at Austin, Stanford, Univ. Iberoamericana, and BN Mexico. Palau 340777. A very good copy, boards worn at corners, a few letters inked to verso of free front endpaper, two tiny holes near top of free rear endpaper, otherwise contents are near fine. Quarter green morocco over marbled boards, gilt decoration on spine, marbled endpapers [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         ISRAELITISCHES GEBETBUCH FÜR DIE HUSLICHE ANDACHT

      Baltimore : Wm. Volmner,(1867). 1st edition. Original publisher's binding, 12mo, 264, 11 pages ; 19 cm. In German. Wachs 153, Deinard 247, Singerman 2019. Goldman 54: "After publishing [Avodat Yisrael] for his congregation in 1864, Szold issued [Higayon lev]. This supplement for domestic worship contains prayers and other materials for private and family use, including: a Haggadah; prayers for women and children; private devotional prayers for various occasions; abbreviated daily, Sabbath and festival liturgies; selections from Pirkei Avot/Ethics of the Fathers; hymns; an essay on the Jewish calendar; the Decalogue with annotations; and other religious literature. A later edition was edited by Marcus Jastrow, who introduced many changes. " SUBJECT (S) : Jewish calendar. OCLC lists only 4 copies worldwide (Towson, HUC, Gratz, NLI) , none in New York. Scarce and important. Original boards somewhat worn, hinge repaired, bookplate, solid about Good+ condition.

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         Reisen und jagden in Nord Ost Afrika 1864 1865

      First edition. 2 vols. Frontispieces (one coloured), 3 coloured plates, 4 maps (one coloured folding) & one double-page plate. 8vo. Original cloth, extremities rubbed, some occasional spotting, library stamps on title pages, in modern quarter morocco bookform box, spine gilt. [4], 284; Berlin,

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         Constitution and By-Laws of the Mohawk Base Ball Club, of the City of Brooklyn, N.Y.

      New York: W. A. Clayton, Printer and Bookbinder, 105 Maiden Lane, 1867. Very Good. Presumed first edition. 16mo. Stitched sheets. [4], 12pp. Small errata slip laid in, correcting an omission to the fourth part of Article II, Section Four of the Constitution. Old tidelines along right margin, extending partly into the text, but all legible. Officers and committee members for the year 1867 are listed on an early page, and include A.C. Davis, President, E.W. Crittenden, First Vice President, Wm. Shipman, Second Vice President, and A.C. Smith, Third Vice President.The small pamphlet is accompanied by a manuscript letter, creased from folding, measuring 8.75" x 11" and composed of approximately 120 words, from C. W. Fancher of Wyckoff, N.J. dated in 1946. Fancher offers for sale a sepia picture of the Brooklyn Dodgers Base Ball Club and certificate of membership in the National Association of Base Ball Players dated Dec. 13, 1865 (not present here) to a Mrs. Blair, presumably Mrs. Natalie Knowlton Blair (1887-1951), a well-known collector of Americana. In addition he states: "I also have the little book of rules that goes with the picture," and on the verso he has sketched a pencil drawing of the title page, with an accompanying note, "The little book is in splendid condition and worth more than I ask for the picture."The constitution and by-laws laid out for the club included a list of fines for various offenses by club members, including "for rude, ungentlemanly, or discourteous language, manners or conduct at any meeting, game or reception of the Club, not more than one ($1.00) dollar for each offence." The designated "Nines" were to be prepared to play the games for which they were selected, and to be on time or face a fine. The team uniform was described as "a blue cap with the letter 'M' within a white star on top, a white jacket, and blue pants with white cord." The game of baseball increased in popularity in the 1850s, though it continued to be an 'amateur' sport for the next few years. According to Harold Seymour's Baseball: The Early Years, [NY: 1960], p.24: "Unquestionably, baseball was spreading rapidly in the New York area. In 1856 'Porter's Spirit of the Times' said that every available green plot within ten miles of the city was being used as a playing field. Brooklyn, already the 'city of churches,' was fast becoming the 'city of baseball clubs'... ." In 1867, the 10th Annual Convention of the National Association of Base Ball Players was held in Clinton, New York. Among the list of attendees were the Hon. A.C. Davis and A.C. Smith, of the Mohawk, Brooklyn.An article published in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle in March 1917 gives some particulars on the history of the Mohawk Base Ball Club: "On the Mohawk Club the late William C. Hudson, formerly of The Brooklyn Eagle, alternately played shortstop and pitched.... Left to right: Abe Silleck, first base; Sam Delisser, shortstop; A. Steiner, left field; Jacob Steiner, right field; Eugene, captain; Kelly, pitcher; Wash Weeks, catcher; William Forker, second base; Chauncey Ryder, center field. F. O'Connor, third base.... In 1867 ... O'Connor [State Senator Eugene F. O'Connor] became captain of the Mohawk Club of Brooklyn, which made the famous first 'shut-out' on the Fourth of July, in that year, in a game with the Earnests of Riverhead. L. I., the score being 62 to 0, in nine innings. Not an error was made in this game." That article included an interview with O'Connor where he reminisced about the club saying: "We played baseball in those days for the glory of it. None of us got a dollar for our services. We even bought our own uniforms and combined to buy our bats and balls. In the good old days we were up at daybreak practicing the game out at our grounds on Carroll Park, or on Fifth Avenue, before we had our breakfast or before going to business. Our team never lost a day from work, playing on Saturdays and holidays only, and we averaged about twelve match games a season. The Mohawks were no mean club and contested with such crack teams as the Atlantics, the Mutuals, the Athletics and the Eckfords." Hudson, Silleck, Steiner, O'Connor and Forker all are listed in this pamphlet as members of the Mohawk Base Ball Club. The pamphlet's printer W.A. Clayton appears as both the treasurer and a member of the finance committee for the club.Rare. Not in Grobani. Guide to Baseball Literature. Not in Smith Baseball: A Comprehensive Bibliography. OCLC records no copies. No copies at auction.

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         Narrative of the Overland Expedition of the Messrs Jardine,

      1867 - From Rockhampton to Cape York, Northern Queensland.First edition. Photographic frontispiece, lithograph plate & a folding map. 8vo. Modern full calf, gilt, a little foxed. xii, 88pp. Brisbane, The Ingleton copy. The official account of one of the great Australian overland expeditions. In 1863, John Jardine was appointed Government Representative of a new settlement at Somerset at the tip of Cape York. His sons, Frank and Alexander, were entrusted with the task of transporting the necessary cattle for the settlement from Rockhampton. Setting out in 1864, their 1200 mile journey became the most important of all the Cape York expeditions. It took 10 months, much of which was spent being harassed by aggressive Aborigines, who pursued them over hundreds of miles. This culminated in a pitched battle on the Mitchell River. Despite the loss of 200 head of cattle, their achievement is undeniable. Wantrup, 185; Ferguson, 7747; Ingleton, 483. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Constitution and By-Laws of the Mohawk Base Ball Club, of the City of Brooklyn, N.Y.

      W. A. Clayton, Printer and Bookbinder, 105 Maiden Lane, New York 1867 - Presumed first edition. 16mo. Stitched sheets. [4], 12pp. Small errata slip laid in, correcting an omission to the fourth part of Article II, Section Four of the Constitution. Old tidelines along right margin, extending partly into the text, but all legible. Officers and committee members for the year 1867 are listed on an early page, and include A.C. Davis, President, E.W. Crittenden, First Vice President, Wm. Shipman, Second Vice President, and A.C. Smith, Third Vice President.The small pamphlet is accompanied by a manuscript letter, creased from folding, measuring 8.75" x 11" and composed of approximately 120 words, from C. W. Fancher of Wyckoff, N.J. dated in 1946. Fancher offers for sale a sepia picture of the Brooklyn Dodgers Base Ball Club and certificate of membership in the National Association of Base Ball Players dated Dec. 13, 1865 (not present here) to a Mrs. Blair, presumably Mrs. Natalie Knowlton Blair (1887-1951), a well-known collector of Americana. In addition he states: "I also have the little book of rules that goes with the picture," and on the verso he has sketched a pencil drawing of the title page, with an accompanying note, "The little book is in splendid condition and worth more than I ask for the picture."The constitution and by-laws laid out for the club included a list of fines for various offenses by club members, including "for rude, ungentlemanly, or discourteous language, manners or conduct at any meeting, game or reception of the Club, not more than one ($1.00) dollar for each offence." The designated "Nines" were to be prepared to play the games for which they were selected, and to be on time or face a fine. The team uniform was described as "a blue cap with the letter 'M' within a white star on top, a white jacket, and blue pants with white cord." The game of baseball increased in popularity in the 1850s, though it continued to be an 'amateur' sport for the next few years. According to Harold Seymour's Baseball: The Early Years, [NY: 1960], p.24: "Unquestionably, baseball was spreading rapidly in the New York area. In 1856 'Porter's Spirit of the Times' said that every available green plot within ten miles of the city was being used as a playing field. Brooklyn, already the 'city of churches,' was fast becoming the 'city of baseball clubs'. ." In 1867, the 10th Annual Convention of the National Association of Base Ball Players was held in Clinton, New York. Among the list of attendees were the Hon. A.C. Davis and A.C. Smith, of the Mohawk, Brooklyn.An article published in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle in March 1917 gives some particulars on the history of the Mohawk Base Ball Club: "On the Mohawk Club the late William C. Hudson, formerly of The Brooklyn Eagle, alternately played shortstop and pitched. Left to right: Abe Silleck, first base; Sam Delisser, shortstop; A. Steiner, left field; Jacob Steiner, right field; Eugene, captain; Kelly, pitcher; Wash Weeks, catcher; William Forker, second base; Chauncey Ryder, center field. F. O'Connor, third base. In 1867 . O'Connor [State Senator Eugene F. O'Connor] became captain of the Mohawk Club of Brooklyn, which made the famous first 'shut-out' on the Fourth of July, in that year, in a game with the Earnests of Riverhead. L. I., the score being 62 to 0, in nine innings. Not an error was made in this game." That article included an interview with O'Connor where he reminisced about the club saying: "We played baseball in those days for the glory of it. None of us got a dollar for our services. We even bought our own uniforms and combined to buy our bats and balls. In the good old days we were up at daybreak practicing the game out at our grounds on Carroll Park, or on Fifth Avenue, before we had our breakfast or before going to business. Our team never lost a day from work, playing on Saturdays and holidays only, and we averaged about twelve match games a season. The Mohawks were no mean club and contested with such crack teams as the Atlantics, the Mutu [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Collection of Thirteen Carte-de-Visite from Hong Kong Studios].

      (Circa1867- 1884) - This collection of thirteen albumen portraits of European men and women and one of a child ("Maggie Watson Bain/age 6 months/March 1884") together with an image showing a group of four adult Chinese people together with a child seated around a table playing cards were published by ten Hong Kong photographic studios, of which eight are named and one anonymous, in the latter part of the 19th century. The CDV of the Chinese card players does not show a studio name however "Playing cards/Hong Kong/26th May '67" is written in ink on the reverse. The studios represented in this collection are Afong (5); Hing Cheong (1); See Tay (2); H.R. Howell(2); W.P. Floyd (1): Kai-Sack (1); Hongkong Photographic Rooms (1); Hong Cheong Shing (1). A number of the cards have been annotated on the reverse with dates and occasionally with the name of the person whose portrait the photograph shows. Three photographs are considerably faded, a few others show some but less significant fading, some scuffing on two and some occasional spotting. Cards measure 6.3 x 10.5cm. From the collection of Hong Kong historian, author and collector Arthur Hacker.

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         NOTICE ET SPÉCIMENS.

      Tours, 1867. 10 1/2 x 15 1/2. Sixteen-page history + 7 engravings (one double) by Pannemaker of this publisher's printshop, bindery, and bookshop. Followed by 53 pages of plates, many with tissue guards, showing their principal publications. Publisher's red morocco-grained cloth gilt, all edges gilt. Occasional foxing, corners & spine have wear, upper corner bumped, otherwise very good. Sumptuous illustrated folios --including the first publication of Doré's Bible illustrations--to tiny books of prayers printed in gold were painstakingly produced. Mame employed about 1000 persons, for whom he established profit sharing. A third of the employees' share was distributed every year; the balance constituted a pension fund for those of 20 years' service. Bigmore & Wyman estimated that 60,000 francs a year were devoted to the fund. Prepared for the Exposition of 1867, these specimens are beautifully printed on a variety of fine papers various techniques of illustration.

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         La goutte. Sa nature, son traitement et le rhumatisme goutteux

      1867 - [4]-XIX-710-[2] pp., 8 pl. ; Paris, A. Delahaye, 1867, in-8, [4]-XIX-710-[2] pp, 8 pl. ; 32 pp. de catalogue éditeur in fine, pleine percaline verte de l'éditeur, Première édition française ; l'originale londonienne (The Nature and Treatment of Gout and Rheurmatic Gout) a paru en 1859. Ouvrage orné de 8 planches lithographiées, dont 5 en couleur, et de figures dans le texte. Garrod (1819-1907) fit incontestablement autorité dans le domaine de la goutte ; on lui doit d'avoir mis en évidence la présence de dépôts uratiques dans les articulations touchées par la goutte ; de fait, il permit la distinction entre cette maladie et les autres formes d'arthrites. Le présent ouvrage a été traduit en français par Auguste Ollivier et annoté par Jean-Martin Charcot qui avait publié, cette même année, ses fameuses Leçons sur les maladies des vieillards, dans lesquelles il traitait abondamment du rhumatisme et de la goutte. Ex-libris manuscrit de Henry Liouville, médecin, professeur à la faculté de Paris (1875), et estampille annulée de la faculté catholique de Paris. Les feuillets de l'explication des planches (pp. XVII à XIX) ont été reliés par erreur après la page de titre. Percaline un peu fatiguée ; bon exemplaire néanmoins. Norman, n° 874. Garrison & Morton, n° 4497 pour l'édition originale anglaise. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri (Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso)

      London: George Routledge & Sons, 1867. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. First British edition of Longfellow's translation, a complete set, duodecimo, 800 pp. (all three volumes). The Divine Comedy is often considered the masterpiece of Italian literature and one of the world's great classics. This set is the first British printing of Longfellow's translation of the poem, published very close to the first edition (Ticknor and Fields); according to the BAL, the text in Volume I may be earlier than the Boston printing. All three volumes are first printings, Volume I the first state with p. 118, note 116 reading "Di quegli antichi". Per Cynthia Haven's blog on the Stanford University web site: "one of the few truly successful English translations comes from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, a professor of Italian at Harvard and an acclaimed poet. He produced one of the first complete, and in many respects still the best, English translations of The Divine Comedy in 1867. It did not hurt that Longfellow had also experienced the kind of traumatic loss - the death of his young wife after her dress caught fire - that brought him closer to the melancholy spirit of Dante's writing, shaped by the lacerating exile from his beloved Florence in 1302. Longfellow succeeded in capturing the original brilliance of Dante's lines with a close, sometimes awkwardly literal translation that allows the Tuscan to shine through the English, as though this 'foreign' veneer were merely a protective layer added over the still-visible source". ***DESCRIPTION: Bound in dark green cloth, a gilt depiction of Dante on the front boards, gilt lettering and rules on the spines, light brown coated endpapers, arranged with the text first in each volume, followed by extensive notes and other matter, index at the end of Paradiso, gift inscription on the front free endpaper of Inferno in a flowing, vintage hand, vintage bookseller ticket (Robert Irvine, Kilmarnock) on the front pastedown of Inferno, prior owner name in pencil on the front pastedown of Paradiso; duodecimo size (approximately 7 5/8" by 5 1/8"), pagination: Volume I, [i-iii] iv-viii (lacking half-title), [1-3] 4-246, [i-ii, ads]; Volume II, [i-v] vi-viii, [247-249] 250-489, (490, blank) [i-iv, ads]; Volume III, [i-v] vi-viii, [491-493], 494-760, [i-x] ads. ***CONDITION: Overall the set is very good, with the bindings clean, all three volumes have strong, square text blocks with solid hinges, the interiors are very lightly toned and free of foxing, other than the gift inscription and prior owner name mentioned above, the set is free of prior owner markings. Inferno was acquired by us separately from the other two volumes, it shows some wear to the head and tail of the spine and the upper part of the front joint, and the leaf for pp. 123-124 was roughly opened, with some loss to the fore-edge margin (not affecting text); Purgatorio also has some wear to the head and tail of the spine, some rippling to the cloth on the front board (but no evidence of damp-stain), a small bump to the bottom edge of the front board and evidence of removal of a small plate on the rear pastedown; we had a professional restorer repair the front hinge and joint of Paradiso, and re-sew the signatures; all three volumes show slight rubbing to the corners. Even with their aggregate minor faults this set is overall very good, a solid, eminently respectable set of Longfellow's highly regarded translation. ***CITATION: BAL 12146. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the Abe standard does not always cover costs; please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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         The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri (Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso)

      London: George Routledge & Sons, 1867. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. First British edition of Longfellow's translation, a complete set, duodecimo, 800 pp. (all three volumes). The Divine Comedy is often considered the masterpiece of Italian literature and one of the world's great classics. This set is the first British printing of Longfellow's translation of the poem, published very close to the first edition (Ticknor and Fields); according to the BAL, the text in Volume I may be earlier than the Boston printing. All three volumes are first printings, Volume I the first state with p. 118, note 116 reading "Di quegli antichi". Per Cynthia Haven's blog on the Stanford University web site: "one of the few truly successful English translations comes from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, a professor of Italian at Harvard and an acclaimed poet. He produced one of the first complete, and in many respects still the best, English translations of The Divine Comedy in 1867. It did not hurt that Longfellow had also experienced the kind of traumatic loss - the death of his young wife after her dress caught fire - that brought him closer to the melancholy spirit of Dante's writing, shaped by the lacerating exile from his beloved Florence in 1302. Longfellow succeeded in capturing the original brilliance of Dante's lines with a close, sometimes awkwardly literal translation that allows the Tuscan to shine through the English, as though this 'foreign' veneer were merely a protective layer added over the still-visible source".***DESCRIPTION: Bound in dark green cloth, a gilt depiction of Dante on the front boards, gilt lettering and rules on the spines, light brown coated endpapers, arranged with the text first in each volume, followed by extensive notes and other matter, index at the end of Paradiso, gift inscription on the front free endpaper of Inferno in a flowing, vintage hand, vintage bookseller ticket (Robert Irvine, Kilmarnock) on the front pastedown of Inferno, prior owner name in pencil on the front pastedown of Paradiso; duodecimo size (approximately 7 5/8" by 5 1/8"), pagination: Volume I, [i-iii] iv-viii (lacking half-title), [1-3] 4-246, [i-ii, ads]; Volume II, [i-v] vi-viii, [247-249] 250-489, (490, blank) [i-iv, ads]; Volume III, [i-v] vi-viii, [491-493], 494-760, [i-x] ads. ***CONDITION: Overall the set is very good, with the bindings clean, all three volumes have strong, square text blocks with solid hinges, the interiors are very lightly toned and free of foxing, other than the gift inscription and prior owner name mentioned above, the set is free of prior owner markings. Inferno was acquired by us separately from the other two volumes, it shows some wear to the head and tail of the spine and the upper part of the front joint, and the leaf for pp. 123-124 was roughly opened, with some loss to the fore-edge margin (not affecting text); Purgatorio also has some wear to the head and tail of the spine, some rippling to the cloth on the front board (but no evidence of damp-stain), a small bump to the bottom edge of the front board and evidence of removal of a small plate on the rear pastedown; we had a professional restorer repair the front hinge and joint of Paradiso, and re-sew the signatures; all three volumes show slight rubbing to the corners. Even with their aggregate minor faults this set is overall very good, a solid, eminently respectable set of Longfellow's highly regarded translation.***CITATION: BAL 12146.***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the Abe standard does not always cover costs; please inquire for details.***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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         Works in 6 volumes. 1) Yü-yen tzu-erh chi: a progressive course designed to assist the student of colloquial Chinese, London, 1867. 2) Wen-chien tzu-erh chi: a series of papers selected as specimens of documentary Chinese, London, 1867. 3) Han-tzu hsi-hsieh fa: a set of writing exercises, designed to accompany the colloquial series of the tzu-erh chi, London, 1867. 4) Ping-Tsê Pien - A new edition of the Peking syllabary, designed to accompany the colloquial series of the Tzu Erh Chi; being a revised collection of the characters representing the dilalect spoken at the Court of Peking and in the Metropolitan Prefecture of Shun-Tien Fu, arranged in the order of their syllabeles and tones with an appendix. Londo 1867 5) Key to the Tzu Erh Chi. Documentary Series. Vol. I: Translation of Papers 1 to 75, Notes to Papers 1 to 65. London 1867 6) Observations on the use of the Key to Parts III, IV, V & VI.

      London, Trübner & Co., 1867. 4°, Leinen First edition rare complete set in very good condition. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Sinologie, China, Sprache

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         (xt) THE JEWISH CHRONICLE. JULY 12, 1867-JULY 26, 1868 [WHOLE NRS. 656-660, 662-706], COMPLETE SAVE FOR 1 ISSUE. 50 ISSUES

      London : Abraham Benisch(1867-1868). 1st edition. Lacks outer bindings, original period internal sewn binding in tact. Folio, 400 pages (8 pages each issue. Complete for 1866 and first half of 1867. English with occasional Hebrew. The Jewish Chronicle, Founded in 1841, it is the oldest continuously published Jewish newspaper in the world. It was initially under the editorship of D. Meldola and M. Angel. "On Oct 18, 1844, to the editorship of Joseph Mitchell, it took the title of "The Jewish Chronicle (New Series) and Working Man's Friend"; it appeared only fortnightly till July 9, 1847, when it became a weekly; from Aug. 18, 1854, it was edited by M. H. Bresslau, who changed the title to "The Jewish Chronicle and Hebrew Observer. " From Jan. 12, 1855, A. Benisch assumed the editorship, which he retained till April 2, 1869, when Michael Henry took charge of the paper until his death" (JE, 1905) . This run from the final 2 years of the American Civil War, includes numerous ads and announcements from the period, indicating deaths, weddings, and celebrations of all kinds, from across the UK, the British Empire, English Speaking Jewry and, indeed, the entire world. Anniversary dinners and events often list participants, which sometimes read like who's who's of Anglo-jewry of the period, and at other times mention names from the far reaches of the British Empire. Too many various reports, letters, discussions, and ads to describe, SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Great Britain -- Newspapers. First and final leaves show exposure wear, as expected, with corner curling to last 20 issues and edgewear generally not extending into the text. Mid-19th century paper has held up well, Good solid condition overall. Scarce to come up in the trade. (br-11-4)

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         Rime di Francesco Petrarca con l'Interpretazione di Giacomo Leopardi

      Florence: Successori le Monnier, 1867. Nineteenth-century Florentine edition of Petrarch's poetry, presented by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to his daughter Edith to commemorate their shared love of Italian literature: "Before her marriage Edith Longfellow read Dante in the original with her father. This she carried out conscientiously for at least two years, enjoying the association with her father in his work, and he presented to her a volume of Petrarch inscribed in memory of those readings" (Cambridge Historical Society Publications XI, 55). Edith's penciled notes reflect a careful reading of Petrarch's text. She had just turned 23 when she received this book; next to the celebrated opening of the Canzoniere, when Petrarch invokes "mio primo giovenile errore" ("my first errant youthful days"), her pencil notation reads: "22 years old." A later note references Petrarch's reading of Dante, while another expands a reference to Boccaccio's Decameron. Tipped onto the final leaf is a card with five transcribed lines from Trionfo della Divinità concerning the death of Petrarch's Laura: "Beatissima lei che Morte ancise / Assai di qua dal natural Confine!" ("happiest is she death has snatched away / well before the natural bound of life"). In 1861, when Edith was seven years old, her mother Fanny accidentally set herself on fire and died of her burns. Longfellow found himself unable to write poetry after his wife's death, turning instead to his ambitious translation of Dante, a project which prepared the way for his Italian study with Edith and the gift of this volume. Text in Italian. A poignant family and literary association copy. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter brown sheep over marbled boards, borders ruled in gilt, raised bands double-ruled in gilt, spine compartments lettered and ornamented in gilt, mauve endpapers. Index at rear. Presentation inscription on second fly leaf: "Edith Longfellow / with her father's love. / January 30. 1876." Pencil notes throughout text, notecard tipped onto recto of final free endpaper with five lines of Petrarch written in ink. Light wear to binding, joints rubbed, offsetting and spotting to endpapers.

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         Handbuch der physiologischen Optik.

      - Leipzig, L. Voss, 1867. XIV, 874 S., 1 Bl. Mit 213 Textabbildungen sowie 1 Bl. Titel zum Atlas u. 11 losen Tafeln in Deckeltasche. Neues Halbleinen aus altem Material. Allgemeine Encyklopädie der Physik, Bd. 9. - Erste Ausgabe. Vollständig selten, da das Werk lieferungsweise in vier Abteilungen über einen Zeitraum von 11 Jahren erschienen ist. "One of the greatest books on physiological optics" (Garrison/M. 1513). "Considered the most important book on the physiology and physics of vision" (Horblit 49 b). - Heirs of Hippocrates 1887; Poggendorff III, 611; Hirsch/Hüb. III, 151; Norman Libr. 1046. - Gebräunt u. stockfleckig, 3 Textbl. lose, Titel mit Namenseintrag. Tafel 8 u. 11 für Versuchszwecke zerschnitten, das obere Drittel von Taf. 9 fehlt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Poultry Book.Pictures by Harrison Weir.

      1867 1867 - 4to publisher's cloth, worn, top inner hinge split, a few leaves frayed and loose. Coloured title, 27 chromolithographic plates (of 29, without Duckwing Game and Pencilled Hamburghs), corner of first plate torn, just with loss. Plates otherwise crisp and fresh. Includes chicken, ducks, turkey, peacock, guinea fowl, geese etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Histoire générale de l'Eglise depuis la création jusqu'a nos jours.

      Paris, Louis Vivès. 1867 - 1886. 40 volumes. Half leather (first 20 volumes green half leather and last 20 volumes brown half leather) Together over 25.000 pages; 22 cm. Text in French - (sl. worn, sl. browned, few pages loose, monastic library markings) Although still good/ very good set, see image.

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         Idylls of the King; [together with] Maud and Other Poems; [and] In Memoriam; [and] Enoch Arden; [and] The Princess: A Medley; [and] Poems

      London: Edward Moxon & Co,, 1867-8. 6 works, octavo (158 x 100 mm). Uniformly bound in contemporary red pebbled cloth, gilt titles and raised bands to spine, gilt and blindstamped fillets to covers enclosing a giltstamped centrepiece, all edges gilt. In contemporary custom made box with clasp, backed with the same red pebbled cloth, "Tennyson's Works" lettered in blind to the top. Contemporary gift inscriptions to front free endpaper of each, dated May 1869. Spines very slightly darkened, some light foxing. Very good copies of these books, in the box which is rubbed, cloth substantially darkened, cloth torn at reverse. An attractively bound gift set of six of Tennyson's works in a custom made box, all later editions.

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         ELSIE DINSMORE

      [FINLEY,MARTHA]. ELSIE DINSMORE by Martha Farquharson. NY: M.W. Dodd 1867. 12mo (4 5/8 x 6 7/8"), 288p., light purple embossed cloth, gilt decorative spine, previous owner's attractive gilt and leather book plate, slight soil on 1 page, a Fine copy in a custom leather backed box. 1st edition of the first book about Elsie Dinsmore whose series eventually ran up to 28 volumes. Despite some religious overtones and suggestions about the father's impropiety, the Elsie Dinsmore series became immensely popular. It is suggested that Elsie's longevity and success inspired Edward Stratemeyer to create his long living series including Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys and many others. In selecting this title for Peter Parley to Penrod, a bibliography of the best children's books, the bibliographer Jacob Blanck notes that he had seen only 2 copies of the first edition (p.26). Today it is rare, and outstanding copies like this can't be found.

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         Autograph musical manuscript signed and dedicated.

      Paris, January 1867. - Folio. Title page and 7½ pp. on 5 ff. Sewn. Exceptionally beautiful fair copy of his song "Souvenir" for singing voice with music accompaniment after a text by Alfred de Musset. Inscribed to the bass baritone Hermann Léon (Léonard Hermann, 1814-58), printed in 1874. The great success led to the publication of a piano version. - Somewhat browned and stained, with slight damage to edges.

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         A Book on Angling: Being a Complete Treatise on the Art of Angling in Every Branch with Explanatory Plates, Etc

      London. Longmans, Green, and Co. 1867.. 1867. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s) Book thick12mo, 20cm, the first edition, xi,429p., with 5 hand colour plates, (including frontis), 10 plates, index, in the original cloth expertly restored, a fine copy, rare With a Signed Letter from the author. A classic on angling. "Francis formulated the case for the dry fly more sensibly than it was to be stated again for the next forty years, saying "Now, there are two ways of fly-fishing, viz, with the dry fly and with the wet fly. Some fishermen always use one plan, others almost as pertinaciously use the other. To use either of them invariably is wrong. Sometimes the one will be found to kill fast and sometimes the other. I fine waters, particularly in the southern countries, where fly-fishing is certainly more of a systematic art than is in the north, the dry fly is greatly used, and with very deadly effect at times. In very calm, bright and still weather, when a wet fly will often be useless, the dry fly will be taken most confidingly. In rough windy weather the wet fly preferable,." - Gingrich. Fishing in Print., p200. .

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         Melbourne Wine Merchants Price List, printed for the Paris Universal Exhibition

      Grant & Co, London 1867 - A lavishly gilt embellished wine list produced by the first large scale catering business in the world, Spiers & Pond, which was founded in Melbourne and which sponsored the first cricket test match in Australia. Felix Spiers (1832 - 1911) and Christopher Pond (1826 - 1881), two British emigrants attracted by the gold rush, were involved in a wide range of successful undertakings in Melbourne: they founded restaurants, were organizers of the first balloon flight in the country, and were the first commercial sponsors of cricket in Australia.In 1861 they sponsored the first ever tour of an English national cricket team, an event which is seen as igniting the Australian passion for the game. This project was undertaken following an unsuccessful bid to Charles Dickens for a lecture tour of Australia. The tour was named 'The Eleven of All England'. The first game was played in early 1862 and was a great financial success for Spiers & Pond.The partners returned to London in 1863 where they began a catering business for railway passengers. Spiers & Pond established concessions at several Metropolitan Railway stations and won contracts for restaurants at railway stations throughout the city. They eventually held food contracts for all the major railway lines, and managed 21 bars, which allowed them to claim to be the first to popularize low cost wine in Britain. They ran hotels and restaurants including the Gaiety restaurant and the Criterion.This wine price list is a 3 fold card with much gold gilt decoration and ornate typography on one side, the text printed in red, green and blue. The text at the front cover of the card reads, "Spiers & Pond [of] London, Paris & Birmingham, formerly of Australia. Wine Merchants, Refreshment Contractors. Contractors in England to the London, Chatham Dover Railway, Metropolitan System of Railways, Royal Italian Opera Covent Garden, and the Royal Horticultural Gardens. Proprietors of the Exchange Tavern & Restaurant Birmingham, Hall by the Sea Margate. Central offices in London, 38 Bridge Street".The b&w wine list is printed on the verso. The middle panel includes an Australian sparkling wine under "Moselles & Hocks". 9 3/4 x 4 3/4" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Charles G. "Chinese" Gordon

      June 18, 1867. Written from Gravesend, June 19, 1867 reads in part, "My dear Gerald, many thanks for your kind letter which I have left so long unanswered . . . There is little going on the forts are still at stand. The Corps dinner was fairly attended but with many Indian Officers whom we do not know much. Stanton has just come back for six months from Egypt. I am glad indeed to hear the details of the family in whom I take a daily interest. It is much more important than the . . . brilliant campaign than one looks at the ultimate result which wisdom . . . say was the only . . . of importance a campaign is . . . in 10 years. The nurture and treatment of a child will affect generations and in that great day we shall see how my . . . and the subject which have taken up mans time and how immensely important in these matters which he has despised and ridiculed and was interesting besides being important pursuit talking o children how much more is when they are your own, you can tell. When once the . . . are cleared away how inutility superior does everything amounted with the human soul appear to any earthly scheme. God saw the exact circumstances to every event from the beginning it was clear to him in Eden when he spoke to Adam promising . . . He made Adam in the flesh that at a certain time one who was in Adam's . . . there must strike a spear into his side at Calvary and every event was equally clear to him. He saw you and me and your family and chose us in full knowledge of all our unbelief and . . . to live. It was worthy in us that led him to choose us but it was His sovereign will. Looking at the smallest and the greatest events of the world as the Country through which the line of Rail is running its tunnels, its gloomy events, its low lands it's pretty events its uplands and . . . . its great events looking at the starting . . . he beginning and the truancies then and of the world. We see something of the . . . of those events which is often . . . . in our power to respect or alter . . . We could not do the least-thing but yet we try and try and think over what we might have done little thinking that since it was fast it was ordained from the beginning to come to pass . . . A true sense of the immortality of the world events together with the knowledge that God hears prayer (and has in his wonderful wisdom . . . it would be made) gives great peace (it is he who gives the wish to pray not ourselves or the devil). Wonderful are his ways and past finding out how pleasant it is to feel that his spirit in such of us John IV. 15 Verse that he will never leave us till we reach the Haven of rest. Kind regards to Mrs. Graham and all the dear little Children . . C. Gordon." Graham served in the Russian War of 1854-1856, and was awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry during the Crimean War. He also took part in the China War of 1860. In 1869, he was promoted to colonel, and in 1877, he was made assistant-director of works for barracks at the War Office, a post he held until being promoted to major-general in the early 1880s, when he went to serve in Egypt and the Sudan (where he was a friend of Gordon's). Graham was knighted and made a lieutenant general for distinguished service in the field.

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         Ad perpetuam rei memoriam

      Manoscritto 1867 - Manoscritto a pagine multiple rilegate su carta pergamena finissima, 12 pp piegate a meta', copertina in pergamena, dimensioni 23,5 x 21 cm,21 facciate manoscritte di 15 righe, scrittura bella e chiara, pag. 17 data, timbro di Papa IX ed altre firme,seguono 16 facciate con elenco 205 martiri, affascinante e raro. Manuscript with multiple pages, very thin parchment-paper bound, 12 pp half-folded,parchment cover, size 23,5 x 21 cm, 21 pages with 15 lines hand-written, nice and clear writing, page 17 with date, Pope IX mark and other signatures,follow 16 pages with the list of 205 martyrs, fascinating and rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Imprimerie Librairie Relieure Alfred Mame et Fils a Tours. Notice et Spécimens.

      - Tours, Imprimerie Alfred Mame, 1867. In folio (cm. 39,5); legatura originale in tela rossa con impressioni a secco e titolo in oro al centro del piatto anteriore; pp. (6), 16 + 7 tavole fuori testo di cui una a doppia pagina + una carta ? Spécimens des principales publications? + 56 tavole di ?Spécimens? su carte differenti. Tagli dorati. Alfred Mame, 1811 - 1893, tipografo ed editore; ebbe per primo l?idea di raggruppare nella stessa casa editrice tutte le industrie legate alla realizzazione dei libri; stampa, rilegatura, vendite e spese di spedizione. Mame è stato uno dei principali proprietari di cartiere. Nel 1866 aveva 1500 dipendenti e nel 1863 stampò circa 6 milioni di libri. Axs

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         Millard Fillmore

      March 2, 1867. Booklet: Toledo Blade's Annual Statement of the Trade and Commerce of Toledo for the Year 1860, Blade Stream Printing, Toledo: 1861, 28pp, paperbound, signed at the top of the front cover "M. P. Fillmore, March 2/67", binding stabbed and sewn. A tight copy in Fine condition.

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         An album of 20 excellent views of Niagara Falls

      NIAGARA FALLS, New York 1867 - 20 albumen prints including 9 mammoth plate (16 x 20 in.) photographs, mounted. Half green morocco, gilt-stamped on the upper board “Niagara Falls.” Binding worn but sound and attractive. Early German inscription on front pastedown, translated as follows: “From the estate of Uncle Erdwin and Aunt Tony Amsinck. The pictures are from the year 1867. (see their photo on the third-to-last page) Page 10, on the top left.” Slight staining, occasional foxing or fading to images. An outstanding album containing beautiful and unusual images including, as its final image, one of the most remarkable North American photographs of the period. This unique artistic photograph album is linked to three historically important Niagara Falls photographers: George Barker (a Canadian by birth who owned studios in both London, Ontario, and the Niagara Falls region), Platt D. Babbitt (with whom Barker is known to have worked), and Samuel J. Mason (a prominent portraitist and landscape photographer). The combination of their skills and the extraordinary vistas of the American and Canadian Niagara Falls has resulted in an album of photographs of great beauty. Further study is needed to make direct attributions for many of the photographs in the album. Evidence suggests that many are by George Barker, but because a studio fire destroyed his archive in 1870, except his stereoviews, certain attribution is difficult. Several of the photographs show the suspension bridge connecting Ontario to New York, while others are unusually large and high quality photographs of Niagara Falls themselves. Photographs of Niagara Falls are not uncommon because the natural wonder has long attracted artists, admirers and visitors, but albums of this high quality, great beauty and large format are now rare. The final photograph, a particular highlight, is the impressive seemingly moonlit photograph, attributed to George Barker. This magnificent photograph compares favorably with the work of any of the great European or North American photographic artists of the period. 1. Barker, George (attr.). Niagara Falls, American and Horse Shoe/Canadian Falls. Albumen print, 6.75 x 8.75 in. Contemporary manuscript caption: “Niagara Falls.” Image related to Barker’s stereoview, “Prospect Point.” The final photograph of the album is an astonishing image of the Canadian and American Falls under what appears to be moonlight. Born in London, Ontario, George Barker became a very influential landscape photographer. At his death he was hailed as the “eminent photographer of Niagara Falls.” This photograph is clearly related to Barker’s stereoview Prospect Point. Both images were taken from the same vantage point and both demonstrate the illusion of night. Further, Barker’s stereoviews 927 American Fall— Moonlight—Niagara and Niagara Falls by Moonlight reflect the photographer’s desire to make pictures that looked like night. With these stunning images Barker showed that his accomplishments far surpassed those of ordinary 19th-century landscape photographers. The Charles Bierstadt photograph Falls from the New Bridge, Moonlight, Niagara, NY also relates to the present image, but because Bierstadt almost exclusively made stereoviews, attribution to that photographer is unlikely. Other than large- format photographs and stereoviews sold before 1870, little of Barker’s work survives because his archive was consumed in a fire in 1870, five years after he established his own photography business in Niagara. Pre-1870 images of this size and beauty are rare. This photograph was likely taken during the day and made to look like night through a complex compositing process in which two negatives were placed on top of each other during printing. Still, even during the day the long shutter speed of 19th-century cameras made it difficult to create photographs of this quality. More details on request [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Paris en 1867

      Paris, Beillet, 1867 - 1 vol. petit in-folio en percaline rouge. Un des cinq exemplaires sur papier volant de Chine monté sur papier fort. Un ouvrage entièrement gravé à l’eau-forte, textes et dessins, par Martial, d’un tirage à cinq exemplaires sur papier volant de Chine monté sur papier fort. Adolphe Marital Potémont, dit Martial, est l'un des plus talentueux aquafortistes de la seconde moitié du XIXe siècle. Il s’agit ici de la flânerie d’un artiste dans le Paris de 1867, déambulant dans l’Exposition universelle, croquant ses contemporains, s’arrêtant sur le pittoresque ou l’insolite pour livrer un témoignage unique sur le Paris du Second Empire. Ses pérégrinations se poursuivent au salon de peinture et s’achèvent par une suite de saynètes sur Paris au mois d’août, foisonnant de théâtres et d’animations diverses, dans un Paris qu’il sent disparaître sous le vacarme des chantiers haussmanniens. Rarissime et émouvant témoignage, par l’un des plus brillants aquafortistes de son temps. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A Superb Collection of Photographs of Italy

      Alinari 1867 - A superb set of monumental early photographs of Italy by Fratelli Alinari of Florence, the world’s oldest photography firm. Large folio (20 x 25 in.). Two volumes. Contemporary quarter calf. 134 albumen prints, mounted on heavy paper, each with manuscript caption. Various sizes, from 16½ x 21½ in. mammoth prints to several 3 x 4 in. prints. Some foxing, almost exclusively limited to margins of mounting paper. Some wear to binding, but a very handsome volume, with the photographs generally in fine condition. Magnificent photographs from masters of the genre. Fratelli Alinari, founded in Florence in 1852, is the world’s oldest photography firm. The three Alinari brothers pioneered the use of the camera for reproducing artwork and architecture from the great Italian galleries for public consumption. They are also known for their advocacy of the photographic portrait and for their photographs of Italian buildings and monuments. “The Alinaris were called to all the most important exhibits of the age. The Alinari images played a fundamental role in the perception and knowledge of the Italian work of art” (Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography). In these two volumes, the Alinaris have focused on the architecture of the great cities of Italy. They capture the neoclassical elements of building façades and interiors as well as other city structures with exquisite detail and precision. They approach each subject from a unique perspective chosen to capture and draw attention to its most intriguing features – from the monumental Duomo and Campanile (dome and belltower) in Florence, to the balustrades of the Rialto Bridge in Venice, to the arches and columns of a cathedral doorway in Verona. Volume I is devoted to Venice, including the Palais Ducal, St. Mark’s Place, and the Grand Canal. Volume II contains images of Florence, Pisa, Bologne, Padua, and Verona, including landscapes, architectural views, and occasional reproductions of famous works of art. These two volumes present an opportunity to acquire superb, early large-format images of Italy’s most famous buildings and settings in extraordinary high-quality prints by the most famous photographer in the field. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Das Kapital.

      Hamburg: Otto Meissner,, 1867. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie. Erster Band. Buch I: Der Produktionsprocess des Kapitals. Octavo (215 x 135 mm). Contemporary diced half roan, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, black pebbled cloth boards, brown endpapers, marbled edges. Custom yellow and black marbled slipcase. Ownership inscription to title page. Corners lightly worn and bruised, some splitting to front joint, overall a bright, clean copy. Rare first edition of the first volume of Das Kapital, the only one to appear in Marx's lifetime; one of 1,000 copies printed. Two further volumes were published from his manuscripts by Engels, in 1885 and 1894 respectively. The first volume of Das Kapital was published on 14 September 1867 in Hamburg, issued in printed wrappers. "Marx himself modestly described Das Kapital as a continuation of his Zur Kritik de politischen Oekonomie, 1859. It was in fact the summation of his quarter of a century's economic studies, mostly in the Reading Room of the British Museum. The Athenaeum reviewer of the first English translation (1887) later wrote: 'Under the guise of a critical analysis of capital, Karl Marx's work is principally a polemic against capitalists and the capitalist mode of production, and it is this polemical tone which is its chief charm'. The historical-polemical passages, with their formidable documentation from British official sources, have remained memorable; and, as Marx (a chronic furunculosis victim) wrote to Engels while the volume was still in the press, 'I hope the bourgeoisie will remember my carbuncles all the rest of their lives' …" "By an odd quirk of history the first foreign translation of Das Kapital to appear was the Russian, which Petersburgers found in their bookshops early in April 1872. Giving his imprimatur, the censor, one Skuratov, had written 'few people in Russia will read it, and still fewer will understand it'. He was wrong: the edition sold out quickly; and in 1880 Marx was writing to his friend F. A. Sorge that 'our success is still greater in Russia, where Kapital is read and appreciated more than anywhere else'" (PMM). "The history of the twentieth century is Marx's legacy. Stalin, Mao, Che, Castro—the icons and monsters of the modern age have all presented themselves as his heirs. Whether he would recognise them as such is quite another matter … Nevertheless, within one hundred years of his death half the world's population was ruled by governments that professed Marxism to be their guiding faith. His ideas have transformed the study of economics, history, geography, sociology and literature. Not since Jesus Christ has an obscure pauper inspired such global devotion—or been so calamitously misinterpreted" (Francis Wheen, in his introduction to Karl Marx, 1999).

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         Postkarte von Käthe Kollwitz an Frau Irmgard Lubahn vom 2.1.1943. [Poststempel] Signiert mit "Bestem Gruß" von K. Kollwitz"

      beidseitig beschriftete Postkarte. 10,5 x 15 cm, guter Zustand. Käthe Kollwitz (geb. Schmidt * 8. Juli 1867 in Königsberg in Preußen 22. April 1945 in Moritzburg bei Dresden) bedankt sich für eine Einladung zu einem Rezitationsabend von Frau Irmgard Lubahn und teilt mit, daß es ihr "aus gesundheitlichen Gründen leider unmöglich" ist an der Veranstaltung teilzunehmen. Frau Irmgard Lubahn war die Ehefrau des Dichters der Olympia-Hymne von 1936 Robert Lubahn, der ebenfalls in Berlin unter anderem als Rezitator auftrat.

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         Madagascar Revisited,

      London: John Murray,, 1867. Describing the Events of a New Reign and the Revolution which followed; setting forth also the Persecutions endured by the Christians, and their Heroic Sufferings, with Notices of the Present State and Prospects of the People. Large octavo. Original brown cloth, gilt-lettered spine, blind panels to boards enclosing ox vignette to front, green coated endpapers. Housed in a custom blue cloth slipcase. Engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, 12 plates, folding map of Antananarivo. Contemporary ownership signature (R. M. Fitzgerald, dated 1867) to head of title. Scattered light cockling to cloth. An exceptionally bright copy. First and only edition, a superlative copy from the celebrated travel collection of Franklin Brooke-Hitching, with his pencilled initials to the half-title. Ellis (1794-1872) joined the London Missionary Society in 1814 and worked in Tahiti and Hawaii before his attention turned to Madagascar following Queen Ranavalona's suppression of Christianity there in 1835. He visited the island several times and published an important account of his travels, Three Visits to Madagascar, in 1858. "Following Queen Ranavalona's death in 1861 the passionately pro-European new king, Radama II, granted liberty of conscience to all his subjects … [and] Ellis readily agreed to oversee the rehabilitation of LMS missions on the island. Reaching the capital in May 1862 he fearlessly—perhaps rashly—plunged into the court intrigues which swirled around the new monarch … Just as Ellis thought he might be on the brink of converting the king to the Christian faith, Radama was attacked and apparently killed by his own troops. French Catholic missionaries believed Ellis had plotted to bring about the coup and the report was relayed to London … Not long after Radama's widow was installed as queen, the capital was shaken by the rumour that the king had survived the attempted assassination and was hiding in the countryside … Ellis was drawn into an attempt to make contact with the king, an act which laid him open to further charges of political meddling. At this point he sagely withdrew from court circles, content to accept … the repeal of all anti-Christian decrees. Ellis's public account of his mission, Madagascar Revisited (1867), led to his election as a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a busy life as a lecturer" (ODNB).

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         1867 1ed Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll Tenniel Illustrated Fantasy Classic

      London : Macmillan & Co., 1867. First Edition. Ninth Thousand. - 1867 1ed Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll Tenniel Illustrated Fantasy Classic “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?” – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll’s landmark masterpiece, ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,’ was first published in 1865. This fascinating fantasy tale of a young girl falling down a rabbit hole, is surely one of the most iconic pieces of literature for all time. It has been adapted into many different versions of film, most notably by Disney in 1951. A lovely First edition, “Alice in Wonderland”, featuring forty-two of Tenniel’s bizarre, cartoon illustrations. Tenniel’s illustrations are often considered the best of the ‘Alice’ illustrations. This very early 1st edition printing, ninth thousand, is scarce and highly desirable! Item number: #1863 Price: $1750 CARROLL, Lewis Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. With forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel. Ninth thousand. London : Macmillan & Co., 1867. First Edition. Ninth Thousand. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: 192p • Language: English • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure • Size: ~7.25in X 5.25in (18.5cm x 13.5cm) • Comparable examples are priced elsewhere at over $3,000 for the elusive pre-1870 editions Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1863 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Book on Angling: Being a Complete Treatise on the Art of Angling in Every Branch with Explanatory Plates, Etc.

      London. Longmans, Green, and Co. 1867. - thick12mo, 20cm, the first edition, xi,429p., with 5 hand colour plates, (including frontis), 10 plates, index, in the original cloth expertly restored, a fine copy, rare With a Signed Letter from the author. A classic on angling. "Francis formulated the case for the dry fly more sensibly than it was to be stated again for the next forty years, saying "Now, there are two ways of fly-fishing, viz, with the dry fly and with the wet fly. Some fishermen always use one plan, others almost as pertinaciously use the other. To use either of them invariably is wrong. Sometimes the one will be found to kill fast and sometimes the other. I fine waters, particularly in the southern countries, where fly-fishing is certainly more of a systematic art than is in the north, the dry fly is greatly used, and with very deadly effect at times. In very calm, bright and still weather, when a wet fly will often be useless, the dry fly will be taken most confidingly. In rough windy weather the wet fly preferable,." - Gingrich. Fishing in Print., p200. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: J. Patrick McGahern Books Inc. (ABAC)]
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