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        LES FLEURS ANIMÉES. Nouvelle édition avec planches très soigneusement retouchées pour la gravure et le coloris par M. Maubert, peintre d'histoire naturelle, attaché au jardin des plantes. En deux volumes.

      Garnier Frères, Libraires Editeurs, Paris 1867 - 185x275mm, demi-chagrin bleu nuit de l'éditeur, dos à quatre nerfs ornés de fleurons et de pointillés cloisonnés de filets doré, toutes tranches dorées, signet, Tome 1: fontispice et 28 planches colorisées. Tome 2 : 1 frontispice et 22 planches colorisées. Suivent 2 planches n/b pour l'horticulture des dames. Rousseurs éparses dans le texte n'affectant pas les planches. Reliure et tranches dorées dans un très bel état de conservation (Vigneau et Pasquier). Un frottement de qq. mm sur la coupe du premier plat. RARE dans cet état.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Christian Chaboud]
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        Les fleurs animŽes. Texte par Alph. Karr, Taxile Delord & le Cte Foelix. Nouvelle edition avec planches trs-soigneusement retouches pour la gravure et le coloris.

      Paris, Garnier Frres, 1867 due volumi in-8vo grande legature originali in pelle rossa con snodi, titoli e fregi dorati ai dorsi, piatti con cornici ai bordi impressa a secco, pp. (4)-339-(4) + pp. (4)-324-(2) con due antiporte incise e colorate a mano e 50 belle tavole litografiche colorate a mano (due in nero) fuori testo e numerose incisioni xilografiche nel testo. Buona copia, minime fioriture e qualche leggero ingialliture ad alcune tavole.

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        Les fleurs animées. Texte par Alph. Karr, Taxile Delord & le Cte Foelix. Nouvelle edition avec planches très-soigneusement retouchèes pour la gravure et le coloris.

      Paris, Garnier Frères, 1867 due volumi in-8vo grande legature originali in pelle rossa con snodi, titoli e fregi dorati ai dorsi, piatti con cornici ai bordi impressa a secco, pp. (4)-339-(4) + pp. (4)-324-(2) con due antiporte incise e colorate a mano e 50 belle tavole litografiche colorate a mano (due in nero) fuori testo e numerose incisioni xilografiche nel testo. Buona copia, minime fioriture e qualche leggero ingialliture ad alcune tavole.

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        Reminiscences of the Veterans of the Sea.

      London: Cundall and Fleming,, 1867. A Series of Photographs Illustrative of the British Navy of By-gone Times from the Professional Works of… Folio (445 x 313 mm). Publisher's dark red quarter morocco, blue pebble-grain cloth sides, front cover gilt lettered within a roundel composed of cable and anchor chains twined with sprays of seaweed, surmounted by the Admiralty crown supported by dolphins, blue linen hinges, yellow coated endpapers. 20 original photographs printed in sepia (slightly varying in size but c.190× 280 mm) mounted on medium card-stock with printed cream borders, letterpress captioning, all plates guarded; 16 pages of prefatory material and text descriptive of the engagements portrayed. A little rubbed and lightly soiled, chafed on the joints, just starting at the head, corners softened, some foxing throughout, the title page and first mounting leaf quite heavily, and the first photographic plate somewhat faded, the rest strong; overall very good. First and only edition. Decidedly uncommon, Copac cites copies at five British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, NMM, RA, V&A, National Trust - Wimpole Hall); OCLC adds just three further locations, all in the United States (Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, Newberry, and New York Historical Society). No copies recorded at auction. "In 1867 Schetky published a book: Reminiscences of Veterans of the Sea … He supplied the preface and even designed the letterpress for the book, which is in effect a retrospective of his best naval pictures. The early photography gives only an indifferent record, but enough can be seen to testify to the quality of his work" (Nicholas Tracy, Britannia's Palette: The Arts of Naval Victory, 2007, p.256). His work is well represented in major collections: RA, Tate, inevitably NMM with 11 examples, National Gallery of Scotland, the Royal Collection - Schetky was Marine Painter to George IV, William IV and Victoria - Yale Centre for British Art, and the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA. This copy with a contemporary gift inscription on a preliminary blank: "To Somerton from his affect[ionate] Mother-in-law Jane E. Barrington, Sept. 1867". The recipient was James Charles Herbert Welbore Ellis Agar, 3rd earl of Normanton (1818-1896), styled Viscount Somerton until 1868, Conservative MP. Jane Elizabeth (née Liddell), Viscountess Barrington (1804-1883), a renowned Victorian beauty, was the widow of the recently deceased William Keppel Barrington, 6th Viscount Barrington (1793-1867), who was related to Admiral Keppel on the maternal side.

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        Signed Photo 1954

      Italian superstar conductor (1867-1957), considered by many critics, fellow musicians, and much of the classical listening audience to have been one of the greatest conductors of all time. Signed photo, 8 x 10 inches, inscribed and dated in 1954, in excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Tamino Autographs]
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        MIDDLE EAST - ISRAEL, PALESTINE (HOLY LAND)] [Album with 50 Large Original Albumen Photographs Showing Religious Sites and Views of Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Jaffa]

      - Ca. 1867-81. Large folio album ca. 46x33 cm with 50 large original albumen photographs, each 28x22 cm, mounted loosely one per leaf on brown paper leaves. All captioned in French and/or English, and signed and/or numbered in negative by the studio 'Bonfils'. Period red quarter leather with marbled boards. Mild wear at album's extremities and spine, one hinge with a crack at tail of the spine, two photographs with a very small tear (ca. 0.5 cm), and one photograph mildly faded, but overall a very good album with strong, sharp photographs. This interesting album contains 50 large photographs by Maison Bonfils (active 1867-81, studio in Beirut) showing important religious sites in the Holy Land of Israel and Palestine. The majority of the photographs show Jerusalem, including detailed images of the interior and exterior of buildings, views of biblical sites and general views of the city. There are also a few photographs of Bethlehem and Jaffa and one photograph showing a group of people resting with their camels in the desert. Maison Bonfils was started by PaulFelix Bonfils (1831-1885) in Beirut in 1867 and was ''to become one of the most successful photographic businesses in the world. They photographed most of the important sights in the Middle East and their views were widely distributed'' (Jacobsen p. 216). Bonfils' ''stock had variety enough to please all and ranged from classical landscapes and biblical scenes to ethnographic portraits'' (Perez, p. 141). The photographs included in this album are: Couvent du Mont Garmet, Palestine; Jaffa, la passe; Vasquez de Salomon; Halte de Chameaux dans le Desert; Grotte de la Nativité; Bethléem, Grotte de la Nativité, la Crêche; La Vallée du Tiropeon, Jerusalem; Vue de Jerusalem; Vue de Jerusalem et Eglise Russe; Panorama of Jerusalem, taken from the North; Porte dorée extérieure, Jerusalem; Tomb of David on Mt Zion; Mount of Olives; Ancient Church of the Ascension; Tomb of the Virgin and Cave of the Agony; Cave of the Agony, interior; The garden of Gethsemane, general view; and others. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        George Sand fait la critique attentive d'un projet de pièce.

      - 1 lettre autographe signée 3 pages ¼ In-8 vers 1867 [George Sand habita la rue des Feuillantines de 1864 à 1868]. déchirures aux plis (sans manque) Dans cette lettre très littéraire, George Sand fait la critique attentive d'une bouffonnerie paysanne intitulée Le Ballon, à elle adressé par le docteur Pierre-Paul Darchy au début de l'année 1867 : « C'est original et il y a de jolies choses mais ce n'est pas jouable. C'est six fois trop long comme développement de dialogue. [.] C'est de la gaîté de campagne trop développée, trop insistante, disons le mot, trop lourde pour des Parisiens qui entendent à demi mot. » Aimablement, l'écrivain propose de soumettre le texte au comédien René Luguet (1813-1904), dont elle était proche : « Voulez-vous que je propose à Luguet qui est très intelligent de le lire et de me donner son avis qui vaudra mieux que le mien ? Il verra peut-être quelque chose à en tirer en vous associant à un faiseur. Quant à tout autre théâtre que le Palais Royal, il n'y faut pas songer. Vos dix voyageurs ne sont pas comiques, mais des grotesques et il leur faudra un théâtre de grotesques. » La lettre a été publiée dans le Bulletin de l'Association Guillaume Budé (Paris, Société d'édition Les Belles Lettres, 1961, t. XX, n° 4, p. 556-557). Romancière. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Traces Ecrites]
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        The Esquimaux.

      San Francisco: Turnbull & Smith, 1867. The Esquimaux" was Alaska's first newspaper (excluding shipboard newsletters). It was accomplished in a Western Union Telegraph work camp beginning in October 1866, during the construction of the Russia extension line. According to the book "Bent Pins to Chains: Alaska and its Newspapers" (2006) by E. Atwood and L Williams, "A year before Alaska was transferred to the United States from Russia, John J. Harrington announced he would publish the first edition of his monthly, THE ESQUIMAUX. ... The pages were written longhand and held together by bent pins. THE ESQUIMAUX was the only journal circulated on the North American continent north of Victoria. Its publication continued for a year."The content consisted of news gathered from supply ships arriving at Port Clarence, as well as jokes, poems, pasttimes, and site-specific news and opinion pieces ("How we should treat the Natives;" "The employment of our spare hours;" "Sketches of First Telegraph Explorations in Russian America.") Among the poems is the first Polar printing of George Henry Boker's "Ballad of Sir John Franklin."Upon completion of the telegraph in October 1867, Harrington returned to San Francisco, where he had a tiny edtion of the full run of THE ESQUIMAUX printed and bound in one volume of 52 pages. Copies are extremely rare, and collectible in spite of deficiencies. . 30 cm; [4], 5-52 pages. Lacks half-title, engraved title page, and final unnumbered leaf ("Speech of Col. Bulkley, Engineer-in-Chief"). Bound in recent half polished calf over marbled boards, with leather title label on spine. Pages lightly toned. Light stain in gutter of first two leaves. First leaf repaired at lower corner. In all, extremely well-preserved copy of an ephemeral item. Reference: Tourville, Alaska Bibliography, 1955.

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        O-KEE-PA: A RELIGIOUS CEREMONY; AND OTHER CUSTOMS OF THE MANDANS.

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1867. - vii,52pp. including half title, plus thirteen full-page color plates by Simonau & Toovey, all after Catlin. First American edition of one of the rarest works by the noted painter of American Indians. This is Catlin's last major publication. Catlin's account of O-Kee-Pa, or Buffalo Dance, a controversial Mandan religious ceremony, is of particular importance as he witnessed the sexually-charged and barbaric dance first hand shortly before the upper Missouri tribe was decimated by a small pox epidemic in 1837. Catlin here gives a full account of the ceremony, illustrating the rituals and self-tortures of the Buffalo dance in thirteen beautifully executed color lithographs. An unauthorized account of the ceremony was privately circulated by the Philobiblon Society in 1865, prompting several, including Henry Schoolcraft, to question Catlin's descriptions. Thus, Catlin published the present work, and included within a letter by Prince Maximilian Wied zu Wied, who visited the Mandan with Karl Bodmer, though did not witness the ceremony first-hand. The explicit details of the sexual elements of the ceremony were considered too shocking for the general public and were included in a very rare separately-issued three- page "Folium Reservatum," purportedly issued in an edition of approximately twenty-five copies (not present here, as usual). BENNETT, p.22. FIELD 262. HOWES C244, "b." SABIN 11543. McCRACKEN, CATLIN, pp.101- 8, 25A&B. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 693. REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 170 (ref).

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        TICKET [to] Mr CHARLES DICKENS'S READINGS. Friday, April 12, 1867. Victoria Room, Clifton. No. 264

      Clifton, 1867. Stiff pink paper stock, with red lettering. VG+. An unused ticket showing only faint wear [not examined out of the frame].. Tastefully framed, with, to the right of the ticket, a b/w hlaf-tone image of Dickens at his reading podium. Green mat background. Overall: 9-7/8" x 11-7/8". Ticket: 2-3/8" x 3-1/2" The ticket (#264) is for a 5s Stall in the Victoria Rooms, Clifton. One can only wonder why it was not used...?

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        NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY. REPORT OF EDWIN F. JOHNSON, ENGINEER-IN-CHIEF, TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, NOVEMBER, 1867

      Case, Lockwood and Company, Printers, 1867., Hartford - First edition. 8vo. Bound in a quarter cloth and marbled paper over boards binder, 56 pp., 16 pp., plus a large 23 1/4" x 44 3/4" folding, colored map, and a single page colored map. This is the rare privately printed first edition of Edwin Johnson's report on the Northern Pacific Railroad, with supporting communications from military figures including Montgomery Meigs and Ulysses S. Grant. Johnson's report alone, with the same folding map (but without the single-page map), was also printed by itself as a government document in 1867, and is much more common than this Hartford edition. Since the early 1850s Johnson, described by Wheat as a "visionary" engineer, had been associated with the plan to build a railroad across the northern part of the United States, from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Coast. In 1867 he was named chief engineer of the Northern Pacific, and this memorial is a work of major importance for the history of the railroad. It includes Johnson's topographical survey of the route to the Pacific, a discussion of potential problems that may be encountered, and a detailed economic and military survey of the area in justification of construction. Also in this Hartford printing of Johnson's report is a sixteen-page collection of documents from military figures on the importance of a northern transcontinental railroad. This copy is without an eleven-page memorial from the Northern Pacific RR Board of Directors, which is sometimes found included. The exceptional large folding "Map of the Country from Lake Superior to the Pacific Ocean from the Latest Explorations and Surveys" was produced by the Colton firm in New York. It measures 23 1/4 x 44 3/4 inches, and is one of the finest maps of the region to date. It shows the area from Detroit to the Pacific, well into Canada and south to about the 39th parallel, including Minnesota, Dakota Territory, Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. Johnson has drawn the route of the Northern Pacific from Lake Superior to Washington Territory, where the line splits, with one branch heading toward Fort Vancouver and the other to Puget Sound. Among the details shown on the map are the Pony Express route, wagon routes and overland mail routes, exploration routes and other proposed railroad routes, the locations of Indian tribes, mineral deposits, and military forts, and much more. Wheat gives a long description of the map, and remarks that "the detail of such a map defies cataloging." Construction on the Northern Pacific Railroad began in 1870 and was completed in 1883. Edwin Johnson did not see its completion, dying in 1872. This privately-printed edition of Johnson's REPORT is rare in the trade, and I know of only two copies appearing at auction in the past forty years. Rare Book Hub does not record any copies in the trade since Cedric Robinson and Peter Decker offered copies in the 1950's. Rare and highly significant. Title page expertly backed by tissue, repairing some chips and tears around the edges, else very good. Large folding color map with minor separations at a few cross-folds, but in beautiful condition overall. A choice item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        Histoire des classes ouvrières en France depuis 1789 jusqu'à nos jours. Ouvrage couronné par l'Académie des sciences morales et politiques.

      Paris: L. Hachette et Cie., 1867 - 2 volumes, octavo (217 x 131 mm). Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, rebacked, spines ruled in blind, red and green labels, red edges. Corners worn, inner hinges reinforced. A very good copy. First edition of Levasseur's History of the Working Classes in France from 1789, from the library of Edward Spencer Beesly, the leading British Positivist, sympathiser with the International Working Men's Association (the first International), and friend of Karl Marx, with his pencil ownership inscription to the front pastedown of volume I, and with his scattered pencil annotations throughout. Written over a period of eight years, Levasseur's History of the working classes in France since the Revolution is a continuation of his History of the working classes in France from the invasion of Julius Caesar until the Revolution, (1859). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Under Two Flags

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1867. First Edition. Cloth. Very good. 1st American edition, 1st binding in charcoal cloth with 1867 date on the title page, and 8 pages of ads at the end listing Beatrice Boville as "in press" and with Dickens' novels listed only up to Great Expectations. Light wear, a very good copy, rather scarce, and the London edition (also 1867) has been a rarity for 100 years.

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus]
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        ARTHUR RACKHAM ~ ORIGINAL PRELIMINARY DRAWING FOR HANSEL & GRETEL

      0, 0 - ARTHUR RACKHAM ORIGINAL PRELIMINARY WATERCOLOR DRAWING FOR ACT 1 OF HANSEL AND GRETEL ARTHUR RACKHAM, (ENGLISH 1867-1939) A beautiful pencil and watercolor study, signed and inscribed lower left ¿Arthur Rackham, Act I. Hansel + Gretel 1933-4, First sketch¿ This stunning watercolor drawing by Arthur Rackham was a preliminary drawing for Hansel and Gretel, stories written by the Grimm Brothers along with Rackham¿s imaginative, and beautiful illustrations. A beautiful original charming watercolor preliminary drawing SIGNED by Arthur Rackham depicting a scene from Hansel and Gretel with additional notations in his hand of ¿Act I. Hansel + Gretel 1933-4, First sketch¿. Rackham had previously rendered stunning illustrations for the book and was working on a play. The scene depicts a highly detailed drawing of the interior of the Witch¿s house. Rackham used vibrant watercolors to complete the painting. Signed by Arthur Rackham lower left in full signature ¿Arthur Rackham¿. The watercolor is matted within a deep beveled mat and is presented in a brand new light maple frame, using all archival materials and UV glass to a completed size of 17¿ x 14¿. A truly unique, stunning piece with a wonderful presence. Provenance: The art was acquired via Sotheby¿s, London, and a copy of the invoice and lot description will accompany the artwork for provenance. Rackham¿s pieces were known for their luxurious use of color and keen attention to detail. His styles ranged easily from vivid, bright splashes of color to more muted, subtle tones. He became a member of the Royal Watercolour Society and mastered the watercolor method of painting, seen in many of his works. Many of the books Rackham illustrated include both his black and white, and color plates. Much of Rackham¿s work depicts gnomes, fairies, goblins or other creatures from mythology, folklore or fable. Whether illustrating whimsical books for children or darker matter for adults, Rackham¿s imaginative, brilliant illustration style was highly sought after and enhanced any text it accompanied. Rackham died in 1939, and now, more than 70 years after his death, his work is collectible and beloved. Framed size of 17¿ x 14¿ Original signed preliminary artwork by Arthur Rackham is extremely scarce. A very stunning piece and showcases very well. Perfect for the Rackham collector. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other original illustration artwork and rare books [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Paris-Guide. (UN DES RARES EX. IMPRIME SUR HOLLANDE, PLANCHES SUR CHINE. BIEN COMPLET)

      - Paris, Lacroix, Verboeckhoven et Cie, 1867. 2 parties en 4 forts volumes in-8, demi-maroquin rouge l'époque, dos janséniste à 5 nerfs, titre et tomaisons en doré. Edition originale de ce célèbre "guide" de Paris, un des rares exemplaires sur papier de Hollande pour le texte et sur Chine pour les figures, cartes et plans, en premier tirage. Publié en 1867 à l’occasion de l’Exposition universelle sous l’impulsion de Victor Hugo exilé à Guernesey, il est l'œuvre collective de cent-vingt-cinq auteurs comptant parmi les gloires du siècle et s’ouvre par la préface fleuve de Hugo enthousiasmé par l'ampleur de l'entreprise, lettre d'amour à une Capitale mythifiée et profession de foi utopique dans le monde à venir. Les textes, tous en édition originale, sont signés entre autres de Théophile Gautier, Jules Janin, Alexandre Dumas, Edgar Quinet, Ernest Renan, Sainte-Beuve, George Sand, Champfleury, Taine, etc., etc., etc. La première partie concerne la Science et l’Art, la seconde partie, la Vie. Placé sous la direction de Philippe Burty pour l'illustration, l’ouvrage renferme 141 planches hors-texte (16 sont doubles) dont 4 cartes dépliantes et 3 plans (dont un grand de Paris en 1867), de Bracquemond, Popelin, Lalanne, Parent, Viollet le Duc, Daubigny, Fichot, illustrant les thèmes les plus variés du Paris historique, artistique, mondain, scientifique, culturel, gastronomique, institutionnel, théâtres et musées, . L’épaisseur du papier de Hollande a contraint les éditeurs à diviser les deux parties de l’ouvrage en quatre tomes. Le relieur a d’ailleurs inversé dans cet exemplaire les tomaisons une et deux de la seconde partie. (Carteret, III, p. 455. Clouzot p. 229. Vicaire, VI, 389 qui signale que l’ouvrage est "divisé en quatre tomes, mais les tomes I et III ont seuls un titre"). Très bel exemplaire, non rogné, très frais, dans sa première reliure. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Letters From A Scottish-American Female Settler In The Early Idaho Territory

      1867-1877. Idaho City, Snake River, and Placerville, Idaho Territory. An archive of six letters written by a settler in Idaho Territory during the Gold Rush. They were written by a Scottish immigrant named Margaret Kelley Stark (1832-1897), who had settled in Idaho Territory by way of Boston. She wrote to Matthew Brimmer Inches of Boston, for whom she had worked before moving to Idaho. The contents of her letters are primarily family matters. In the first letter, she reports her marriage to gold miner Thomas Kelley and the birth of their son, Melville. In 1869, she communicates her husband’s death, and in 1872, she tells of her remarriage to successful cattle rancher William Kester Stark. She inquires about the Inches family in every letter and hopes to receive a reply. Stark would become one of the most prominent cattle ranchers in the Snake River area. Idaho Territory officially came into being in 1863, split off from Old Washington Territory, and Idaho became a state in 1890. The letters are as follows: a) ALS. 2pgs. December 18, 1867. Idaho. An autograph letter signed â€

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        China; Political, Commercial And Social; In An Official Report To Her Majesty's Government. An Eton Leaving set bound by Bickers.

      James Madden, London 1867 - two volumes octavo. Bound in full light tan calf by Bickers of London; contrasting title labels; spines ornately gilt in compartments; double gilt rule to boards; marbled edges and endpapers. the binding is a little rubbed and the headcap of Volume 2 is slightly worn; the endpapers are foxed; Half-title to both volumes; (10), iv, 432; iv, 502, xvii, (4pp. Index, Errata, Directions To The Binder. ) Complete with 3 maps and 4 charts. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DEALINGS WITH THE FAIRIES

      London: Alexander Strahan, 1867.  First edition, 13.5 x 10.5cm (small 8vo), in publisher's dark green linen w/gilt & black decorations & title to fr. cover & spine, black design only to rear, a.e.g., [i-viii], [1] 2-308 pp., +frontis & 11 unpaginated full-page wood engraved plates by the Dalziels after Hughes & 4pp. publ. adverts (dated December 1866) to rear.  Printed by J. & W. Rider, London.  Inscribed to head of half-title: "Eliza Jane Summers, April 29/68, N.B.S."  Binding Good (rebacked w/most of the original spine laid down & new cream ep.s, corners rounded, & gilt moderately faded); contents Very Good (occas. thumbing, & fore-edge of half-title chipped & mended).  White 116, Reid 7 (comments on its rarity) & 92, Bulloch 693, Sadleir 1475, Fredeman 93.8, Ray 175, Wolff II p.62 (7) & 4283, Shaberman 31, de Beaumont 191, Goldman 296.

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        Reminiscences of the Veterans of the Sea. A Series of Photographs Illustrative of the British Navy of By-gone Times from the Professional Works of

      London: Cundall and Fleming, 1867 - Folio (445 x 313 mm). Publisher's dark red quarter morocco, blue pebble-grain cloth sides, front cover gilt lettered within a roundel composed of cable and anchor chains twined with sprays of seaweed, surmounted by the Admiralty crown supported by dolphins, blue linen hinges, yellow coated endpapers. A little rubbed and lightly soiled, chafed on the joints, just starting at the head, corners softened, some foxing throughout, the title page and first mounting leaf quite heavily, and the first photographic plate somewhat faded, the rest strong; overall very good. 20 original photographs printed in sepia (slightly varying in size but c.190× 280 mm) mounted on medium card-stock with printed cream borders, letterpress captioning, all plates guarded; 16 pages of prefatory material and text descriptive of the engagements portrayed. First and only edition. Decidedly uncommon, Copac cites copies at five British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, NMM, RA, V&A, National Trust - Wimpole Hall); OCLC adds just three further locations, all in the United States (Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, Newberry, and New York Historical Society). No copies recorded at auction. "In 1867 Schetky published a book: Reminiscences of Veterans of the Sea He supplied the preface and even designed the letterpress for the book, which is in effect a retrospective of his best naval pictures. The early photography gives only an indifferent record, but enough can be seen to testify to the quality of his work" (Nicholas Tracy, Britannia's Palette: The Arts of Naval Victory, 2007, p.256). His work is well represented in major collections: RA, Tate, inevitably NMM with 11 examples, National Gallery of Scotland, the Royal Collection - Schetky was Marine Painter to George IV, William IV and Victoria - Yale Centre for British Art, and the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA. This copy with a contemporary gift inscription on a preliminary blank: "To Somerton from his affect[ionate] Mother-in-law Jane E. Barrington, Sept. 1867". The recipient was James Charles Herbert Welbore Ellis Agar, 3rd earl of Normanton (1818-1896), styled Viscount Somerton until 1868, Conservative MP. Jane Elizabeth (née Liddell), Viscountess Barrington (1804-1883), a renowned Victorian beauty, was the widow of the recently deceased William Keppel Barrington, 6th Viscount Barrington (1793-1867), who was related to Admiral Keppel on the maternal side. Gernsheim, Incunabula, 356 mentioning only 18 plates. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Manuscrit du poème de Léon Dierx : Les Yeux de Nyssia .

      - 1 manuscrit autographe signé 5 In-4 [1867] premier feuillet sali et taché, papier jauni par endroits. Manuscrit du célèbre poème de Léon Dierx, Les Yeux de Nyssia, paru en 1867 dans son recueil Les Lèvres closes. «Je suivis dans le bois l'enfant [la fille, dans le texte imprimé] aux cils soyeux/Non loin d'un petit lac dormant nous nous assîmes,/Tout se taisait dans l'herbe et sous les hautes cîmes ;/Nyssia regardait le lac silencieux./Moi, le fond de ses yeux [.]». Au total 19 quatrains. Poète, il succède à Mallarmé comme "prince des poètes". [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Stonehenge: Its Origin, Probable Uses, and Appearance, with an Engraving

      E. Marlborough and Co. [1867], London - First Edition. Original wrappers bound into attractive signed binding [Blackwell], 3/4 blue leather, marbled boards and endpapers. One copy on Worldcat, with date estimated to be between 1867 and 1872. Bookplate of Henry Blackwell at front pastedown. Very Good [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        FREE RELIGION. REPORT OF ADDRESSES AT A MEETING HELD IN BOSTON, MAY 30, 1867, TO CONSIDER THE CONDITIONS, WANTS, AND PROSPECTS OF FREE RELIGION IN AMERICA. TOGETHER WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE FREE RELIGIOUS ASSOCIATION THERE ORGANIZED

      Boston: Published by Adams & Co., 1867. 55, [1 blank] pp. Stitched. Original printed pale blue wrappers [rear wrapper detached from text; light edge chipping]. Very Good.The Meeting and the Association were intended "to promote the interests of pure religion, to encourage the scientific study of theology, and to increase fellowship in the spirit," leaving "each individual responsible for his own opinions alone." Participants included Ralph Waldo Emerson, Robert Dale Owen, Lucretia Mott, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Isaac Mayer Wise, and Max Lilienthal. Mott praises religious freedom and the "enlarged ideas and enlarged spirit of the religious world." Owen speaks in defence of Spiritualism. Higginson advocates "free religion...love to God and love to Man." Emerson provides the "closing remarks." He was "greeted with much enthusiasm", and says, "The church is not large enough for the man, it cannot inspire the enthusiasm which is the parent of everything good in history."BAL 5258 [Emerson], 8254 [Higginson].

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        Geschichte der Bischöflichen Methodistenkirche in den Ver. Staaten von Nordamerika. History of the Methodist Episcopal Church of the United States of America. Übersetzt von H. Liebhart. 2 Bände in Einem. 1. Band: Die Gründung des amerikanischen Methodismus (1867); 2. Band: Die Organisation der Kirche und ihre Geschichte bis auf die neueste Zeit (1872).

      Cincinnati, Chicago; Hitchcock & Walden., 1867 - 424, 444 Seiten, 2 Stiche als Frontispiz. Halbld. mit Rückenvergoldung, Marmorschnitt, Einband lt. berieben, Ecken lt. bestossen, sonst guter Zustand. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100

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        Les Grands Crus Bordelais. monographies et photographies Des Chateaux et Vignobles. Deuxiéme partie. Quatreiémes grands crus du Médoc.

      Libraire Goudin/Typ. Aug. Lavertujon. Bordeaux. [1867] Part II. Publishers half leather binding with cloth boards. Title gilt. All edges gilt. 36 x 29 cm. Folio. 106 (4) pp + 26 tipped in albumin photographies. Binding in good condition. As can be seen on the image, it is a waterdamage going through the whole interior but do not affect the plates with the photographies. This is part two of Les Grands Crus Bourdelais.

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        Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie. Erster Band. Buch I. Der Produktionsprocess des Kapitals.

      Hamburg, Otto Meissner, 1867. - 8vo. XII, 784 pp. Slightly later half cloth with marbled covers. Stored in custom-made cloth case with gilt spine label. First edition: a fine copy of one of the most influential books ever published. The exceedingly rare first volume was the only one to be completed by Marx in his lifetime, while the second and third volumes were completed posthumously by Engels from Marx's papers (1885 and 1894). "The history of the twentieth century is Marx's legacy [.] 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" (Wheen). "Marx himself modestly described 'Das Kapital' as a continuation of his 'Zur Kritik der politischen Oekonomie', 1859. It was in fact the summation of a quarter of a century's economic studies, mostly in the Reading Room of the British Museum" (PMM). - Stamp of the Würzburg Volksbildungsverein on title page (slightly trimmed at bottom during rebinding ca. 1900). Occasional slight staining to edges near beginning, not touching text; a few pencil annotations by an economic scholar, ca. 1900. Altogether a tight, well-preserved specimen. PMM 359. Rubel 633, 635, 636. Wheen, Marx, p. 1. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Palais, Chateaux, Hotels, Maisons de France.

      Paris: Morel, 1867.(). Four volumes. Qtr. morcocco. Engraved plates; some chromolithographs. Foxing throughout. 296 plates. Ex libris of Henry Wilhelm Wilkinson.

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        L’Image Critique, Litteraire, Satirique (poi L’image, Journal hebdomadaire illustré, dirigé par Carlo Gripp.

      Typorgaphie Turfin et Ad. Juvet; 1867-1868,, Paris, - In folio; 35 numeri raccolti in un volume: prima annata 1,4-8, 10,12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20 – 23, 25 – 29; seconda annata: 2, 3, 5 – 16. Ogni numero composto da 8 pagine. Legatura coeva in mezza-pelle chiara con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso (piccola mancanza al margine superiore del dorso). Piatti foderati con carta marmorizzata coeva. Un leggerissimo alone di unto all’angolo basso degli ultimi 4 numeri, ininfluente e nel complesso giornali si presentano in ottime condizioni di conservazione. Una delle collezione fra le più ampie apparse sul mercato, di questa celeberrima testata giornalistica satirica illustrata fondata da Charles-Lucien Huard (colui che fondò anche i giornali "Le Bouffon" nel 1867, "La Caricature" nel 1877 e la rivista di viaggi "Sur mer et sur terre" 1888) alla quale collaborarono alcuni dei più importanti illustratori francesi del XIX° secolo come Carlo Gripp (che ne divenne anche direttore), Leray e Marland. Dal numero 13 del primo anno la prima pagina della rivista presenta una grande vignetta con fine coloritura coeva. La testata contiene articoli di Alexandre Dumas, Antonin Poulet, Lucien d’Hura (Charles-Lucien Huard), Firmin Javel, Crale des Perrieres, Jules Claretie, Amedee Blondeau, Ivan de Woestyne, Paul de Leoni, Aime Mauduit, Pierre Vitali, Adolphe Saint-Leger, A. Humbert, Alexis Muenier, Cyrille Clavier, Octave de Buvilly, Fernand d’Avrigny. Uscita nel 1867 con il titolo "L’Image Critique, Litteraire, Satirique" con direttore Antonin Poulet, la testata muta, ben presto, il titolo in "L’image, Journal hebdomadaire illustré, dirigé par Carlo Gripp" dal numero 15 del primo anno per essere poi sospesa alla fine della seconda annata con il numero del 27 dicembre del 1868 (sarà poi riaperto con un nuovo titolo "Journal Paris-Comique" a partire dal 3 gennaio e definitivamente chiuso con il numero 37° 10 sept. 1870). Le vignette satiriche colpiscono il mondo teatrale e culturale francese senza dimenticare la classe politica con caricature esilarante e graffianti durante la fase calante del Secondo Impero con conflitti sociali che si vanno intensificando e movimenti filosofico-sociali che si radicalizzano con la nascita delle teorie marxiste e dell’anarchismo di Proudhon. I numeri della rivista sono molto rari ed ancor più raro è reperire una quantità così abbondante di numeri.

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        The Ruins of Pompeii: A Series of Eighteen Photographic Views, With an Account of the Destruction of the City, and a Description of the Most Interesting Remains

      Bell and Daldy, London 1867 - 11 x 8 1/4 inches, 111 pages, gold stamped cloth, some wear to extremities, all edges gilt, Plus [18] mounted albumen photographs. First Edition edition. Good, bookplate and signature in 2 places from previous owner, some foxing to mounts and leaves. Good, bookplate and signature in 2 places from previous owner, some foxing to mounts and leaves [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Divine Comedy in Three Volumes

      Ticknor & Fields, Boston 1867 - Copyright date 1867, first U.S edition Translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Green hardcover with top page edges gilt and fore edge and bottom page edges are not cut. first edition copies of Dante’s "Inferno" (413 pages), "Purgatorio" (410 pages), and "Paradiso" (452 pages). MEASUREMENTS: Largest volume measures 7-1/2" x 10" x 2". Toning to pages with scuffing to cover, head and toe of the spinewith a very short tear to the head of volume one, minor wear to edges of binding as expected with age and use. Size: 7¾" - 9¾" Tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Advance announcements of the publication of Das Kapital. [In:] Der Vorbote. Politische und sozial-ökonomische zeitschrift. Zentralorgan der Sektionsgruppe deutscher Sprache der Internationalen Arbeiterassociation.

      Geneva: Verlag der Association, 1867 - Octavo (204 x 122 mm), a complete run (72 monthly issues). Recent purple half morocco and marbled paper boards, new endpapers, retaining the original front free endpaper (see below). Spine lettered and dated in gilt (with the title misspelled as "Der Verbote"). Contents generally clean with occasional spotting and dampstains, some stab-holes visible at gutters, a few issues trimmed in the binding process, those printed on inferior paper stock fragile at the margins and with a few short tears and more toning than others, 1 full leaf (April 1868) and 1 half-leaf (January 1870) cut away and 4 other instances of excised portions clipped from the text by a previous owner (March 1866, pp. 47–8; March 1867, pp. 43–4; March 1869, p. 43–4; March 1870, pp. 37–8); a rare survival. Contemporary ownership inscription of "J. Most" - Johann Most (1846–1906 in blue pencil, a second inscription to title page of April 1869 issue, and occasional marginalia and underlining to the text. First edition of Marx's formal announcements, both signed and unsigned, of the publication of the first volume of his magnum opus, Das Kapital, in the important and uncommon revolutionary socialist journal Der Vorbote, from the library of the German radical journalist and agitator Johann Most, who played a part in Capital's publication history and with whom Marx had a turbulent relationship. When the first volume of Capital was finally published on 14 September 1867, Marx and Engels "set about breaking through the silence of the German press" (Draper I 1867.1) by placing notices in various international papers, with limited success. In the following months Engels wrote many reviews, only some of which were accepted for publication, and while eventually advertisements and extracts would appear in the Beobachter, Bee Hive, and the Courrier Français, among a small number of others, by the start of 1868 "Capital is still getting the silent treatment in the bourgeois press [although] both wings of the German workers' movement give it considerable publicity" (Draper 1868.2). Marx had written to the founder and editor of Der Vorbote, Johann Philipp Becker (1809–1886), in April 1867 to pre-emptively ask for his help; as a result, the first advance announcement appeared in Der Vorbote's issue of the same month, with two further pre-publication announcements printed in the June and July issues. The official announcement of Capital's publication was printed in the September issue, with successive notices printed in October and November. These were some of the earliest notices to be printed after Capital's publication and are all included in this volume. Der Vorbote, published in 72 monthly issues from 1866 to 1871, was the official organ of the German-speaking section of the First International, edited by Becker and with highly valuable contributions from most of the major figures of 19th-century international communism such as Bebel, Engels, Liebknecht, Marx, and Sorge. This volume includes the full published proceedings of the first four Congresses of the International; Becker's many Manifestos on behalf of the German and Swiss factions of the International; coverage of the Paris Commune from 1871; and news and correspondence regarding German-speaking sections outside Europe, including, in several consecutive issues from 1870 to 1871, a series of articles under the headline "An die Deutschen New York's". Johann Most is best known for his later anarchist period in America, particularly in relation to the Haymarket plot, but his reputation as an agitator was established in Germany as the editor of a series of social-democratic papers including the Berliner Freie Press. Most was responsible for the first abridgement of Capital (volume 1) which was published as a small booklet in 1873 under the title Kapital und Arbeit. Ein populärer Auszug aus "Das Kapital" von Karl Marx (Draper ST/51). Taking issue with some of Most's abbreviations which he felt distorted the sense, Marx revi [Attributes: First Edition]

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        DEALINGS WITH THE FAIRIES

      London: Alexander Strahan 1867 - First edition, 13.5 x 10.5cm (small 8vo), in publisher's dark green linen w/gilt & black decorations & title to fr. cover & spine, black design only to rear, a.e.g., [i-viii], [1] 2-308 pp., +frontis & 11 unpaginated full-page wood engraved plates by the Dalziels after Hughes & 4pp. publ. adverts (dated December 1866) to rear. Printed by J. & W. Rider, London. Inscribed to head of half-title: "Eliza Jane Summers, April 29/68, N.B.S." Binding Good (rebacked w/most of the original spine laid down & new cream ep.s, corners rounded, & gilt moderately faded); contents Very Good (occas. thumbing, & fore-edge of half-title chipped & mended). White 116, Reid 7 (comments on its rarity) & 92, Bulloch 693, Sadleir 1475, Fredeman 93.8, Ray 175, Wolff II p.62 (7) & 4283, Shaberman 31, de Beaumont 191, Goldman 296. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les fleurs animées

      - Garnier frères, Paris 1867, 17x27,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edizione illustrato da Grandville 29 tavole inserto acquarello per il primo volume e 23 piastre inserto acquarello e due lavagne per il secondo. Leganti metà blu navy dolore, torna con cinque nervi set con ondulate fili d'oro e ornati con doppie reti e ornamenti dorati, piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, un angolo smussato. I testi di Alphonse Karr, Taxiles Delord e Count Foelix. macchie sparse, chiara bagnatura ai piedi di tutte le pagine del primo volume. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrée par Grandville de 29 planches hors-texte aquarellées pour le premier volume et de 23 planches hors-texte aquarellées et 2 planches en noir pour le second. Reliures en demi chagrin bleu marine, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets ondulés dorés et ornés de doubles filets et de fleurons dorés, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, un coin émoussé. Textes d'Alphonse Karr, de Taxile Delord et du comte Foelix. Rousseurs éparses, une mouillure claire en pieds de tous les feuillets du premier volume.

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        Gammes". Musical manuscript with autograph revisions, signed.

      No place, 1867. - Folio (276 x 360 mm). (14) pp. (final blank). Sewn and stored in custom-made giltstamped board portfolio and slipcase. The full title of these modulation exercises, written but a year before the composer's passing, is "(Gammes) / Des Montées des Descentes / Deux Gammes Chinoises / suivies / d'une Mélodie Analogue. / Le tout dédié à mon Ami / Mr Jobart Millionnaire / (Toujours de la Blague)". Rossini, who had written his final opera "Guillaume Tell" in 1829 and spent the remainder of his life concentrating on sacred music and chamber music, had in 1857 begun to compose a series of musical collections which he withheld from his publishers but which he would play for his numerous visitors. "The collections, which he termed 'Sins of Old Age', were given by his widow to the Liceo Musicale in Pesaro; only from 1954 onwards have some of them acquired a wider renown due to publication by the 'Fondazione Rossini' (Pesaro)" (cf. MGG XI, 953f.). Among these "Sins", collected in 13 volumes and two supplements, are more than 100 pieces for piano which are notorious for their witty titles such as "Tortured Waltz", "Asthmatic Etude", "Chromatic Turntable" oder "Miscarriage of a Polka Mazurka". The present pieces encompass: [p. 1] "Montée" for piano; scribal hand. [pp. 2-3] "Descente" for piano; scribal hand with a small correction by Rossini on p. 3. [p. 4] "Montée" for piano; scribal hand. [p. 5] "Descente" for piano; scribal hand. [p. 6] "1ère Gamme Chinoise Montante et Descendante" for piano; scribal hand with a few erasures and corrections by Rossini. [p. 7] "2ème Gamme Chinoise Montante et Descendante" for piano; scribal hand, but rather thoroughly revised by Rossini. [pp. 8-12] "L'amour à Pékin. Petite Mélodie sur la Gamme Chinoise" for piano and voice. The first words of the title as well as the text of the song are in Rossini's hand; also, some of the music (in the scribe's hand) has been revised by Rossini. - Traces of handling and fingerstaining at edges; binding a little loosened, but well preserved in lilac-coloured custom portfolio.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1867 - 1867 Original Wisden in Very Good Condition

      1867. As far as I am aware, this is the first 1867 in original covers to be offered on this site. The book itself is in excellent condition. The front and rear wrappers are very slightly darkened and with the odd mark as can be seen from the photographs. The wrappers are entirely complete without any chips or loss. There is a small closed tear to the front wrapper which has not resulted in any loss at all. Internally, the book is in fabulous condition for it's age. The pages are clean, original and unmarked. The book has had no restoration whatsoever. It is very rare to find a book of this age in entirely original condition with it's original wrappers. A super copy. We also have fabulous copies for 1864 and 1868 in original wrappers which we hope to list shortly.

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        Le comte de Chambord en grave situation.

      - 1 lettre autographe signée 2 In-8 10/03/1867 Avec enveloppe (fixée au second feuillet). Petit cachet de collection. bon Le comte de Chambord répond à la lettre de Laurentie qui lui annonce la mort de Genty de Bussy [Pierre Genty de Bussy (1793/1867), député] : «je n'oublierai jamais les talents, le loyal caractère et les nobles sentiments. J'ai pu en juger moi-même à Cologne et à Lucerne. Dites à Mme Genty de Bussy et à ses enfants toute la part que je prends à leur douleur et à leurs justes regrets». Il remercie également Laurentie pour ses notes «qui venant d'un ami aussi fidèle et d'une intelligence aussi élevée me sont très utiles pour bien juger la situation si grave où nous nous trouvons. Je n'ai pas besoin d'ajouter que je lis toujours avec bonheur les remarquables articles que vous publiez dans l'Union [l'Union monarchique, journal fondé par Laurentie en 1847, porte parole du légitimisme] où vous défendez avec autant d'habileté que de dévouement les vrais principes religieux et politiques [.]». Le Comte de Chambord, chef du parti légitimiste, est l'unique héritier de la branche aînée des Bourbon. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        2 portraits of Tokugawa Yoshinobu.

      1867 - 2 photographs. Size 9 x 5.8cm, on mont (10.7 x 6.2cm). This photograph was originally taken in Osaka Castle on 1 May 1867 as a memento of Sir Harry Parkes's audience with the Shogun. The photographer, a serving officer of the British Royal Navy, came to an arrangement with Felice Beato whereby the photograph was distributed by the latter's studio, but was credited to him.

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        O-Kee-Pa: a religious ceremony; and other customs of the Mandans

      J.B. Lippincott & Co, Philadelphia 1867 - (10 x 6 3/4 inches). Half-title. 13 coloured lithographic plates by Simonau & Toovey, all after Catlin. Minor foxing. Publisher's green cloth, upper cover blocked in gilt, expertly rebacked with green cloth First American edition of one of the rarest works by the noted painter of American Indians: this is Catlin's last major publication. Catlin's account of O-Kee-Pa, or Buffalo Dance, a controversial Mandan religious ceremony, is of particular importance as he witnessed the sexually-charged and barbaric dance first hand shortly before the upper Missouri tribe was decimated by a small pox epidemic in 1837. Catlin here gives a full account of the ceremony, illustrating the rituals and self-tortures of the Buffalo dance in thirteen beautifully executed colour lithographs. An unauthorized account of the ceremony was privately circulated by the Philobiblon Society in 1865, prompting several, including Henry Schoolcraft, to question Catlin's descriptions. Thus, Catlin published the present work, and included within a letter by Prince Maximilian Wied zu Wied, who visited the Mandan with Karl Bodmer, though did not witness the ceremony first hand. The explicit details of the sexual elements of the ceremony were considered too shocking for the general public and were included in a very rare separately-issued three-page "Folium Reservatum," purportedly issued in an edition of approximately 25 copies (not present here, as usual). Bennett p.22; Field 262; Howes C244,"b"; McCracken Catlin pp.101-108; Pilling 693. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [BROADSIDE] Great Living Wonders! / Immense Attraction / The Wild Australian Children

      are Evidently of a Cannibal Race! / Judging From Their Natural Proclivities, Their Long Sharp Teeth, etc. / Perhaps the Only Specimen From That Country Now Living ... These Wonders of All Wonders were captured about 7 years ago by a party of gold hunters in the mountainous regions of Australia ... Can Be Seen In a Pavillion Adjoining Van Amburgh & Co's Menagerie. [Chicago?] : Van Amburgh & Co., [1867]. Broadside, 300 x 110 mm, printed on thin paper, text in various fonts with headings in bold, central woodblock illustration by Baker of Chicago; framed. Only one other recorded example. The two microencephalic sideshow 'freaks', billed as The Wild Australian Children and known as Hoomio and Iola, had purportedly been found in the interior of Australia, although they probably both came from Ohio. An anonymous contemporary promotional pamphlet, which gives a fictitious account of their background, is recorded in several Australian collections (The Adventures of the three Australian travellers : Capt. J. Reid and his companions Cooper and Parker, in search of the marvelous : giving a graphic account of the discovery, capture and semi-civilization of the wild Australian children, Hoomio and Iola : together with a sketch of the savage tribes inhabiting the interior of Australia : with a brief account of the customs, manners, heathen beliefs, superstitions, traditions and origin of those barbarous and curious islanders. New York : S. Booth, 1864). Hoomio and Iola are known to have been exhibited by promoters from around 1864 to at least 1869. They initially toured with P.T. Barnum, then with Isaac Van Amburgh in 1867 and George Johnson in 1869. Promoters regarded them as an opportunity to exploit the controversy surrounding the Darwinian theory of evolution, and they were shamelessly portrayed to audiences as specimens of a 'missing link' in the evolutionary chain. Numerous other American sideshow acts of the 1860s, such as Maximo and Bartola, The Ancient Aztec Children, and Waino and Plutano, The Wild Men of Borneo, had similarly exotic histories concocted by promoters to appeal to the fascination of an insatiable and gullible public. Although several photographic portraits of Hoomio and Iola are recorded, we can locate only one example of this broadside in public collections internationally (SLNSW, acquired from us in 2014).

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        Alle loro altezze Reali il Principe Amedeo duca di Aosta e Principessa Maria Pr. Dal Pozzo Della Cisterna 30 maggio 1867 Torino

      1867. In folio (405 x 290mm), Bel manoscritto su pergamena realizzato da Nicolò Barison composto da 7 fogli interamente miniati a colori con rialzi in oro omaggiato dall'artista alle Altezze Reali per onorare l'arte crisografica 'onde l'Italia andò si famosa nei secoli scorsi e che io non ultimo cercai di far risorgere' (dalla pagina di dedica). Il tutto racchiuso in una splendida legatura in velluto blu con al piatto superiore decorazioni composte da piastre in bronzo dorato applicate: cornice lineare con agli angoli fregi a volute geometriche e al centro stemma del duca di Aosta intarsiato in pelle contornato da una ghirlanda d'alloro e sormontato dalla corona con due di 6 piccole pietre preziose. Su entrambi i piatti 4 borchie dorate, di cui una mancante al piatto superiore, asportate le 4 pietre preziose che adornavano i quattro fregi degli angoli. Scatola contenitiva realizzata per la conservazione del manoscritto con decorazioni in bronzo dorato applicate al piatto superiore Dall' indice manoscritto: Pagina 1 Titolo decorato dall'artista Pagina 2 lettera di dedica alle Altezze Reali in stile italiano con cornice crisografica del celebre miniatore veronese Gerolamo Dai libri pagina 3 Il Natale. Stile Fiammingo secolo XV . Copia da un salterio miniato dal re Renato D' Anjou, scolare del Gerolamo Dai Libri Pagina 4 La Passione. Imitazione Xilografica. Epoca 1501 -1506 il contorno eseguito a penna è copiato dall'incisione in legno di Bonino de Boninis. Il Bacio è dell'Holbein Pagina 5 La Risurrezione. Stile Francese secolo XV Iniziale copita da un libro di ore di stile latino ed è ritenuta del Memling. pagina 6 La Pentecoste. Stile Borgognone, secolo XVI. Iniziale è del Pejet pagina 7 Il nome di Maria. Stile Alemanno, secolo XIV. Copiata dai famosi antifonari di Sales. Il capilettera è dell'artista.

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