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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 "Margt Kelley". Kelley tells of her marriage and newborn son: "I wrote you some months ago with the notice of my marriage perhaps you never received it. I can wate [sic] no longer for an answer. I am now a Mother which all...to be a fine bright boy...I have one of the best of husbands a fine baby good health many friends and am very happy...". The letter is in very good condition. b) ALS. 2pgs. October 5, 1868. Idaho City. An autograph letter signed "Kelley" and "M K". Kelley asks after the Inches family, who seems to have experienced recent hardship. She also speaks of her son's development and wanting to have his photograph taken: "my boy is walking healthy as can be never have been sick has 8 teeth and makes good use of them he was baptized 2 months ago his name is Melvill Inches and I trust god he will never dishonor that name how much I wish you could see him. I tried to have his likeness taken but we failed part on his account and part on the arts he could not attract his attention to look natural...". At the bottom, she writes "I send to each of the boys a specimen of the gold which is taken out of our Mountains". The letter is in very good condition. c) ALS. 2pgs. September 5, 1869. Idaho City. An autograph letter signed "Margt Kelley". Kelley reports the death of her husband, Thomas: "It is with a sad heart that I sit down this morning to inform you of the Death of my Dear Husband. I am almost broken harted [sic] was it not for my Dead little boy I feel there is nothing living for he was always so good and kind we were so very happy & I cannot yet...he is gone for ever...". The letter is in very good condition. d) ALS. 2pgs. September 4, 1872. Snack (Snake) River, Idaho Territory. An autograph letter signed "Margt Stark". After a long period of silence between Stark and Inches, Stark writes to tell him of her marriage and new address. "... I was married the first of May last. I have a good husband and kind father to my children. I have a home of plenty and Bright prospects...". She hopes that Inches will reply to her and include photographs of the children. The letter is in very good condition. e) ALS. 2pgs. January 14, 1875. Snake River. An autograph letter signed "Mrs M Stark". In this letter, Stark expresses her sadness over never receiving a reply to her last correspondence. The letter is in good condition; part of the back page has been removed, but it doesn't interfere with the writing at all. f) ALS. 2pgs. August 23, 1877. Placerville. An autograph letter signed "Margaret Stark". Once again, Stark asks for a reply from Inches: "I now sit down to break the long silence, I am confident you have written me although I have not received an answer to my last letter. Dear friend you seem so near to me I cannot give up corresponding with you and if it is not asking to much would say please write to me." She also speaks of her life: "...I have been living in town the past year putting the boys to school Mrs. Stark found a family for the ranch he is so anxious the boys may have schooling takes as much interest in them as their own father could I am for the summer months living in the country my niece teaches school in this district and lives with me...". The letter is in good condition with foxing.

      [Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

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

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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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        [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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        Die Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments. Aus der Vulgata übersetzt von Dr. Joseph Franz von Allioli. Enthaltend den vom apostolischen Stuhle approbirten vollständigen Text und eine aus den Anmerkungen des größeren Allioli`schen Bibelwerkes von dem Verfasser selbst besorgte abgekürzte Erläuterung jenes Textes. Pracht- Ausgabe mit zweihundert und dreissig Bildern von Gustav Doré.

      Stuttgart: Hallberger o. J. (1867). 4. Aufl. Rotes Leinen m. Rückenprägung und Vollgoldschnitt Folio, 15 Bll., XVI, 834 S.; 5 Bll., pp. 834 - 1251; 355 S., mit 230 Illustrationen, 2 Bände, Teilweise gering stockfleckig. Insgesamt noch sehr schönes Exemplar. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Bibel, Illustrierte Bücher,

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        Royal Bay - Elizabeth Island: Strait of Magellan

      aboard HMS Salamander, Straits of Magellan 1867 - Original watercolour over pen and pencil, 76 x 298 mm; signed, inscribed with title on verso; mounted. Fine original watercolour view by Alexander Rattray (1830-1906), naval surgeon aboard HMS Salamander, of the ship making steam with sails furled off Elizabeth Island in the Straits of Magellan - named and claimed for England by Francis Drake in 1578, it was one of the first English territorial claims in the New World, preceding Drake's claim of New Albion in 1579 and Humphrey Gilbert's claim of Newfoundland in 1583. Rattray depicts the Salamander on her way back to England from Australia where she had taken part in the foundation and subsequent supplying of the Somerset Mission, the short-lived settlement on Cape York, north-eastern Australia.The ship was assigned to the Australia Station in 1863, under the command of John Carnegie. As well as her involvement in the Somerset settlement, she also transported the party to set up the coaling station at Albany passage. Under Captain (later Vice-Admiral) George Nares she undertook survey work along the Great Barrier Reef; many places were named after members of her crew, including both Hayman and Hamilton Islands, as well as Langford, Eshelby, Dent, Arkhurst, Henning, Arnit and Gumbrell Islands. The expedition also named both Double Cone Islands and Nares Rock. When she ran aground east of Magnetic Island off Townsville she also had the dubious honour of the offending reef being named for her, even though she had successfully refloated. In 1866 they took the crew of the wrecked Conqueror from Somerset to safety at Port Denison (modern Bowen).Designed by Joseph Seaton as a steam vessel, the ship had been launched in 1832; by the time of this drawing in the mid-1860s she was a well-travelled old stager who had seen action off Spain in the 1830s and in the East Indies in the 1850s as well as service on the South America Station, in the Pacific, west Africa, and the Mediterranean. One of the first paddle warships built for the Royal Navy, she originally had a schooner rig, subsequently changed to the barquentine rig shown here.The Salamander also undertook survey duties of Wilsons Promontory and Port Phillip Bay under Nares, finally heading back to England in mid-1867. At the end of the year she was paid off into the Steam Reserve, subsequently doing more basic duties as a tug or a transport, finally being broken up in 1883. Provenance: With Martyn Gregory Gallery, London in 1993 (described in their catalogue 62, "Alexander Rattray 1830-1906, Naval Surgeon"). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Divine Comedy in Three Volumes

      Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 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.. first U.S Edition. hardcovers. very good Plus/no dust Jacket. 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Rare English Edition.

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        Les fleurs animées

      Garnier frères 1867 - - Garnier frères, Paris 1867, 17x27,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - 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. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrated by Grandville of 29 watercolor inset boards for the first volume and 23 watercolor planks and 2 black boards for the second. Bindings in half navy shagreen, back with five nerves set with golden wavy fillets and decorated with double nets and golden florets, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, a dull corner. Texts by Alphonse Karr, Taxile Delord and Count Foelix. Scattered foxing, a clear wetness in feet of all the leaflets of the first volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Large Signed Photo

      Italian verismo opera composer (1867-1948), famous for composing Andrea Chenier and Fedora, his two most famous operas. Stunningly beautiful photo, mat is signed by the great composer and dated by him in Rome in 1946. Also signed by photographer F. Reale, Rome. Large size: total size is 9.75 x 13 inches, photo is 6.75 x 9 inches, in excellent condition - Larger sized autographs of Giordano are quite rare.

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        Les rêves et les moyens de les diriger. Observations pratiques.

      - Paris, Amyot, 1867. In-8, demi-veau bleu nuit de l’époque, dos à 5 nerfs orné d'un fer spécial répété entre-nerfs, couverture illustrée conservée, (4), 496 p., frontispice chromo-lithographié, exemplaire non rogné. Édition originale, rare, de cet ouvrage devenu célèbre. Composé par le sinologue et précurseur de l’onirologie moderne Léon d’Hervey de Saint-Denys (1822-1892), il renferme le fruit de ses propres observations au long de 1946 nuits, relevées dès l’adolescence et consignées dans son journal. Esprit curieux, créatif et pragmatique, il livre la synthèse de ses découvertes sur l’état de rêve, sur le sommeil et sur les états intermédiaires. Il propose également des techniques pour contrôler les rêves, des recherches historiques et une analyse des principaux ouvrages sur le sujet. L’ouvrage se termine par un chapitre intitulé: "Un rêve après avoir pris du hatchich (sic)". Ce livre, qui est devenu un classique du genre, a toujours été rare. Freud (in ‘L’interprétation des rêves’) écrit qu'il avait tenté de s’en procurer un exemplaire sans jamais y parvenir. Il n'échappa pas, non plus, à Bergson ou encore à André Breton qui, en 1932, commença son ouvrage 'Les Vases communicants' par un hommage à Hervey de Saint Denys intronisé "surréaliste dans le rêve dirigé". L’édition est illustrée d’un beau frontispice lithographié en couleurs dont l'explication se trouve aux pages 381, 421 et 422. Il représente, dans sa moitié supérieure, l’auteur dînant chez des hôtes, alors qu’entre, dans la pièce, le peintre M. D accompagné de l’un de ses modèles, entièrement nu. Le reste de la planche est occupé par six vignettes d'illusions visuelles désignées comme "hallucinations hypnagogiques". La couverture, conservée, est également illustrée d’une belle et onirique lithographie d’Henri-Alfred Darjou. (Caillet, III, p. 259. Ellenberger, ‘Histoire de la découverte de l'inconscient’, p. 337-339 et passim. Jean Garrabé, ‘Hervey de Saint-Denis’. In « Annales Médico-psychologiques », 2005, 163, p. 716-717). Rousseurs et brunissures, plus soutenues à certains feuillets. Très bon exemplaire, bien relié à l’époque, entièrement non rogné. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        "Cape Virginia: Straits of Magellan" [i.e. Cape Virgenes, Argentina].

      Straits of Magellan: aboard HMS Salamander, [1867]. Original watercolour over pen and pencil, 80 x 298 mm; signed, inscribed with title on verso; mounted. Fine original watercolour view by Alexander Rattray (1830-1906), naval surgeon aboard HMS Salamander, of the ship making steam with sails furled off Cape Virgenes, the southeastern tip of continental Argentina. Ferdinand Magellan reached it on 21 October 1520 and discovered the strait, later named for him. Rattray depicts the Salamander on her way back to England from Australia where she had taken part in the foundation and subsequent supplying of the Somerset Mission, the short-lived settlement on Cape York, north-eastern Australia.The ship was assigned to the Australia Station in 1863, under the command of John Carnegie. As well as her involvement in the Somerset settlement, she also transported the party to set up the coaling station at Albany passage. Under Captain (later Vice-Admiral) George Nares she undertook survey work along the Great Barrier Reef; many places were named after members of her crew, including both Hayman and Hamilton Islands, as well as Langford, Eshelby, Dent, Arkhurst, Henning, Arnit and Gumbrell Islands. The expedition also named both Double Cone Islands and Nares Rock. When she ran aground east of Magnetic Island off Townsville she also had the dubious honour of the offending reef being named for her, even though she had successfully refloated. In 1866 they took the crew of the wrecked Conqueror from Somerset to safety at Port Denison (modern Bowen).Designed by Joseph Seaton as a steam vessel, the ship had been launched in 1832; by the time of this drawing in the mid-1860s she was a well-travelled old stager who had seen action off Spain in the 1830s and in the East Indies in the 1850s as well as service on the South America Station, in the Pacific, west Africa, and the Mediterranean. One of the first paddle warships built for the Royal Navy, she originally had a schooner rig, subsequently changed to the barquentine rig shown here.The Salamander also undertook survey duties of Wilsons Promontory and Port Phillip Bay under Nares, finally heading back to England in mid-1867. At the end of the year she was paid off into the Steam Reserve, subsequently doing more basic duties as a tug or a transport, finally being broken up in 1883. Provenance: With Martyn Gregory Gallery, London in 1993 (described in their catalogue 62, "Alexander Rattray 1830-1906, Naval Surgeon"). In fine condition.

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

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co, 1867. Octavo. (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 clothFirst 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.

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        LI MONUMENTI PIU' CELEBRI DI ROMA ANTICA E MODERNA. Disegnati dal vero ed incisi dai migliori artisti.

      Datri, 1867. Album oblungo in-8 gr. (mm. 270x370), mz. tela (piccole manc., piatti abrasi) con una importante raccolta di 49 (su 67) tavole. Sono finissime vedute, incise su rame + una pianta (più volte ripieg.) con le "vestigie di Roma antica per servire gli annali della stessa città, compilati da Luigi Pompili Olivieri". Le belle vedute dei principali monumenti romani sono introdotte da un pregevole frontespizio, pure inc. in rame, che raffigura la lupa che allatta Romolo e Remo. Cfr. ICCU. Tre tavole sono staccate, altrimenti esemplare ben conservato.

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        An Elementary Treatise on Determinants with their application to Simultaneous Linear Equations and Algebraical Geometry

      Macmillan & Co, London 1867 - An Elementary Treatise on Determinants with their application to Simultaneous Linear Equations and Algebraical Geometry by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll), Student and Mathematical Lecturer of Christ Church, Oxford. A scarce edition of Dodgson's works of higher mathematical study and in a very good state. In his Diaries of Feb 27th 1865 Dodgson recorded that he had "discovered a process for evaluating arithmetical Determinants, by sort of condensation, and proved it up to 4 (2) terms". (Determinants. are the sum of of the products of a square block of quantities. Their condensation, or reduction to simpler forms, facilitates the solution of simultaneous linear equations, and other similar problems." Williams pp 39-14). Dodgson's paper on the subject was read to the Royal Society on May 17th 1866 and was under repeated revision. Dodgson commented that "this little book has given me more trouble than anything else I have ever written: it is such entirely new ground to explore". The number of first printings was low, approximately 750 although it is not known the exact number published. Provence: A copy of Denis Crutch who revised "The Lewis Carroll Handbook" bibliography. Williams, Madan, Green and Crutch 1957. A rare find of one of Dodgson's unique works. Original brown cloth with dulled gilt lettering on the spine. Covers lightly soiled, mild shelfwear and spine ends lightly chipped. The dark green end papers are clean with tiny booksellers stamp on the front free page. The contents are clean. 4to. 143 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments. Aus der Vulgata übersetzt von Dr. Joseph Franz von Allioli. Enthaltend den vom apostolischen Stuhle approbirten vollständigen Text und eine aus den Anmerkungen des größeren Allioli`schen Bibelwerkes von dem Verfasser selbst besorgte abgekürzte Erläuterung jenes Textes. Pracht- Ausgabe mit zweihundert und dreissig Bildern von Gustav Doré.

      Stuttgart: Hallberger o. J. (). 4. Aufl 1867 - Rotes Leinen m. Rückenprägung und Vollgoldschnitt Folio, 15 Bll., XVI, 834 S.; 5 Bll., pp. 834 - 1251; 355 S., mit 230 Illustrationen, 2 Bände, Teilweise gering stockfleckig. Insgesamt noch sehr schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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