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10193
Donnelly, Ned.- Ned Donnelly's Art of Boxing. A Manual of Sparring and Self Defense. Illustrated with Forty Engravings Showing the Various Blows, stops and Guards. and Explaining All the Modern Methods of Attack and Defense. New York. Dick & Fitzgerald, Publishers. N.D. [ca 1895] First or Early Edition. 121 pp. + 17 pp. publisher's catalogue at rear. Ads. on rear cover. 12mo. Hartley 526. Ned Donnelly identifies himself as Professor of Boxing to the London Athletic Club, &c., &c. Details on tactics for delivering, blocking and countering body and head blows are described and illustrated. An interesting manual, well illustrated, in its early edition published by Dick & Fitzgerald. Chips from ends of spine, edges and corners of covers, not encroaching on text or decorations. Else, Very Good.
Price: $225.00

10236
[Sheet Music]. Jackson, Geo. Russell (Words) and Snow, J. Albert (Music).- The Children's Christmas Carol. Boston. W. A. Evans & Bro. 1882. Illustrated cover. First Edition. 3 pp. Fo. A Christmas song, with cover illustrated with bold image of "Santa Claus", in the style of Thomas Nast (not stated). Santa is standing on a snowy rooftop, leaning his bag of toys against the chimney, smoking his clay pipe and reading a chapbook. The moonlit town shows leafless trees and a church nearby. A dramatic image of the newly described Santa Claus. the cover is printed with the name of a San Francisco bookseller and the message: "Richardson Bros., wish you 'a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.' " Publisher's ads on rear cover. Foxed. Closed tears at margins, one barely involving image and text. Soiled covers. Good.
Price: $150.00

10276
[Sheet Music]. Russell, Henry (Music) and Mackay, Chas. (Words).- Long Parted Have We Been. London. Musical Bouquet Office. N.D. [ca. 1840-50] Illustrated. First Edition. 6 pp. Fo. Ewen, Pop.Am.Comp., pp.148-50. Appleton's Cycl. Am. Biog. Concise DNB. Krummel & Sadie, p.212. Dichter Handbook, #1810. Composed and sung by Henry Russell in "The Emigrant's Progress".Front cover illustrations (woodblock engravings) entitled "Mr. Henry Russell's Panorama of America". The central image is of the composer seated at the piano, with a large sailing ship evident through the window. The surrounding images portray an American ship; a British ship; a bucolic domestic landscape with a father returning from a row, being greeted by wife and child, before a cabin in the woods, amidst mountains and lakes ; a view of Niagara Falls; a scene of white dudes in a tavern, one having his boots removed by a Black (?slave), with another Black standing by with his slippers; a view of a slave auction. A facsimile of Russell's signature on the front cover. Henry Russell (1812-1900) was born in England of Jewish parentage. He studied with Bellini and knew Rossini, Donizetti and Meyerbeer. To seek his fortune he moved to America from 1833 to 1841, where his income came from his concerts (piano and voice recitals), not from his immensely popular sheet music, for which he received no royalties. Among his famous works are "Woodman, Spare That Tree," "The Indian Hunter," "That Old Gang of Mine," etc. He championed social causes like abolition (as in this item), reform of mental asylums and temperance. he was closely associated with "The Musical Bouquet. This song expresses the loneliness of an emigré and his enthusiasm for an imminent visit by a countryman. Dr. Charles Mackay (1814-1889) often wrote the poems for Russell's music. As a subeditor for "The Morning Chronicle", 1834-44, he must have known Charles Dickens. Pages separated. A few small closed tears at edges.. Mildly soiled. Else, Very Good.
Price: $225.00

10279
Sullivan, Arthur (Melodies) [and Gilbert, William Schwenck, (Words)].- [Sheet Music]. Her Majesty's Ship Pinafore. Boston. White, Smith & Co. 1879. First Edition. 21 pp. Fo. Baily, The G & S Book, pp. 168-79. A wonderful collection of songs from "HMS Pinafore" enclosed in humorously illustrated covers. Likely a piracy. G & S raged against the American piracies as "Pinafore" was having an enormous success on the London stage (Baily). Eight pirated productions were on stage in America during the first year of the London production. As a consequence, D'Oyly Carte came to America to assess the situation and organize an authorized American production.The plates are dated 1878 , but the ad on the back cover indicates a more likely date of 1879 for the publication. Included are: "He Is an Englishman", "A Maiden Fair to See", "Fair Moon, to Thee I Sing", "Little Buttercup", "Many Years Ago", "Sorry Her Lot", "When I Was a Lad", "Kind Captain", "Things Are Seldom What They Seem", "I Am the Monarch of the Sea." Two small closed tears at foot and at leading edge of front cover. Minimal soiling of covers. Else, Very Good.
Price: $145.00

10293
Frere, Thomas.- Hoyle's Games. Illustrated Edition. Embracing All the Most Modern Modes of Play, and the Rules Practised at the Present Time, in Billiards, Whist, Draughts, Cribbage, Backgammon, and All Other Fashionable Games; together with Sixteen Games Adapted to the New Yankee-Notion Cards. Also the Whole of Frère's Chess Hand-Book Containing, besides Elementary Instruction and the Laws of Chess, About Fifty Select Games by the First Players Endings of Games, and the Defeat of the Muzio Gambit. Also, Thirty-Six of the Choicest Chess Problems, and a Description of, and Rules for, Four-Handed Chess. New-York. T. W. Strong. N.D. [1857 ] Illustrated. First Edition by this publisher.. 324 pp. 15.3 cm., 12mo. NUC #NH 0565372. (NH 0565386 for 1866 edition). An early American edition of Hoyle's Games with much of Frère's wisdom on Chess. The first edition by this publisher, who had a second edition in1866. Wear at ends ofspine and corners.Mild foxing of preliminary pages. Front hinge starting internally. Owner's signature on front free end paper: "Thos E. Steere / Providence, R.I." Else a tight, Very Good copy.
Price: $95.00

10300
[Mrs. Prism].- The Ladies Indispensable Companion and Housekeepers' Guide: Embracing Rules of Etiquette; Rules for the Formation of Good Habits; and a Great Variety of Medical Recipes. To Which Is Added One of the Best Systems of Cookery Ever Published. The Majority of the Recipes Are New and Ought to Be Possessed by Every One. New-York. H. Dayton. 1860. Third Edition . 136 pp. 8vo. Lowenthal 788, 789, 819. A wonderful example of a typical ladies' vade mecum for the mid-19th Century. the first section is the guide to a "Family Physician", who has advice for the raising of children, including the use of leeches for treatment of dropsy of the head, Lugol's solution (iodine) for rickets and scrofula, digitalis and opium for measles; the second section is a guide to domestic economy with a large selection of trusty recipes, cookery for the sick, advice about the ladies' workbox, household projects and etiquette for ladies and gentlemen ("a gentleman may hook a dress...with perfect propriety, and should be able to do so gracefully"), advice about the keeping of canary birds; etc. Covers worn at corners, edges and spine. Lacks 40% of spine. Covers soiled. Rear hinge starting at head. Foxing. Toning of pages. Else, Good +.
Price: $250.00

8014
Gilbert, W. S., and Sullivan, Arthur.- An Entirely New and Original Japanese Opera. In Two Acts, Entitled, The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu. New York. Wm. A. Pond & Co. 1885. First American Edition. 48 pp. 8vo. Grey Printed Paper Wraps. Authorized Copyright Edition of the libretto. Owner's signature, "H. V. Benton," on cover. "The Mikado" was first presented on March 14, 1885 at the Savoy Theatre in London and on August 19, 1885 at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in New York, both under the management of Richard D'Oyly Carte, who held all performance rights. The cast is listed here as comprising, among others, F. Frederici as the Mikado, C. Pounds as Nanki-Poo, G. Thorne as Ko-Ko and F. Billington as Pooh-Bah. Tear across lower portion of titlepage, but all present. Slight soiling. Else, Very Good.
Price: $150.00

11475
Graff, Geo[rge] P.(Words and Music)- Song and Chorus as Sung by Kelly & Leon’s Minstrels. Our Boys Are All Gone to the War. Chicago. H. M. Higgins. 1865. Illustrated cover. Wood engraving by Baker Surrounded by 2 decorative borders. First Edition. 5 pp. Fo. Removed. Sewn. http://www.pdmusic.org/civilwar2.html. Not in Chicago Pre-Fire Imprints. Boardman and Hirschak, Oxford Companion to American Theatre. Toll, Blacking Up. A pre-fire Chicago folio sheet music of a major songwriter of the Civil War period.. A sentimental song, reminiscing of the young men gone off to war (the Civil War). The musical instruction is “Affectionately”. Owner’s signature on cover in pencil: “Minnie Boumme”. An instrumental rendition, without voices, can be heard at the website: http://www.pdmusic.org/civilwar2/65obaagttw.mid. As noted on the cover, originally written for a minstrel group, Kelly & Leon. Cover illustration shows the ‘old folks” sitting by the hearth quietly, the fire roaring, the woman smoking a corn cob pipe and the man staring wistfully off into space. The image is labeled “They’ve Left us in tears alone”. Francis Leon (Francis Patrick Glassey, 1844–83) was a black-face minstrel, at first with Wood’s Minstrels as performer and female impersonator, who entered minstrelsy at age 14 after performing as a boy soprano. He was famous in stage parts as a female prima donna or mulatto coquette, as “Leon” beloved by the press and widely imitated. Well trained, he danced and sang well. Leon joined with Edwin Kelly in 1864 to form a minstrel troupe that did dignified, non-vulgar performances with elaborate scenery. Edwin Kelly, born in Ireland ca. 1830-35, trained in medicine at St. George’s Hospital in London, he moved to Boston to practice surgery, but joined Ordway’s Aeolians in 1858. As a tenor, he was a light comedian and interlocutor. He joined with Leon about 1861, first with Christy’s Minstrels They toured the West after then, successfully staying in Chicago for a fw months. By 1863 they became Chicago’s first resdent minstrel troupe. They had theire own music hall in New York in the late 1860’s into the 1870’s. A book of their songs has been published. The engraver, “Baker” cannot be identified further, but is likely Horace Baker or his brother Wiliam Jay, both noted contempoary wood engravers. Mild foxing of cover, mostly in margins. Else, Very Good.
Price: $225.00

11389
Swedenborg, Emanuel.- On the Intercourse between the Soul and the Body, Which is Supposed to Take Place Either by Physical Influx, or by Spiritual Influx, or by Pre-Establshed Harmony. From the Latin of Emanuel Swedenborg.

Boston, MA Otis Clapp 1848 35 pp. 12mo. Yellow printed paper wraps. Sewn. Catalogue of Swedenborg╒s writings on outer page of rear cover, all published and for sale by Otis Clapp. Possibly the first edition published in America. Otis Clapp (1806╨86) was a bookseller/publisher and later (from 1840) a homeopathic pharmacist in Boston (the second oldest such establishment in the United States), an ardent Swedenborgian and the publisher of the Works of Emanuel Swedenborg in English for members of the Swedenborgian Church and others. Clapp╒s son was professor of pharmacology at Boston University Medical School, then a prominent homoeopathic medical school. Otis Clapp was, from his arrival in the City in 1823, a prominent citizen of Boston, served in the Massachusetts legislature, was Federal Tax Collector (appointed by Lincoln) and helped found MIT. Emanuel Swedenborg (1688╨1772) was a natural scientist, philosopher and later a theologian. He had made many contributions to contemporary science, until he had a revelatory experience, when he experienced visions and dreams, became dedicated to a form of spiritualism wherein he had recurrent intercourse with angels and spirits, some living on other planets, and had been charged by God to reform Christianity. Both Charity and Faith were required, together, for salvation. He had many publications of which this one, from 1769, was published posthumously. The second English edition of it was published in London in 1826. Swedenborg╒s influence was widespread. Mild creasing of lower corner. Else, Very Good +.
Price: $250.00

5252
Jackson, James.- James Cook (1728-1779): Cartographie et Bibliographie. Extrait du Bulletin de la Société de Géographie, May, 1879. Paris. La Société de Géographie. 1879. First Edition. 60 pp. 8vo. Plain buff wraps. Ref.: Wikipedia and “Encyclopaedia Brittanica” (11th Ed.) for Guyot. An extract from the Bulletin de la Société de Géographie, from May, 1879, celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the death of Captain James Cook, the noted 18th century British explorer, killed on Hawaii in an encounter with the native Hawaiians. This important early study of Cook and his voyages included a pioneering, surprisingly comprehensive bibliography of Cook by James Jackson (b. 1843). This extract contains the 60 page bibliography. There was also, in the original, a descriptive and methodological catalogue of an exposition celebrating the centenary of Cook’s death with manuscripts and ethnographic material of significance (not offered here). Labeled in ink by trimmed envelope (showing traces of contemporary postage stamps), inscribed to “Professor Arnold Guyot L.L.D. of Princeton College/ Princeton/ New Jersey/ Etats-Unis”, laid down on verso of front cover. Arnold Henry Guyot, (1807–1884), was born in Switzerland, educated in Germany where he became a life-long friend of Louis Agassiz. Returning to Switzerland in 1827, he pursued his interests in the ministry, philosophy and natural science. He collected shells and plants and earned a Ph.D. from Berlin in 1835. In 1838, urged on by Agassiz, he studied the Swiss glaciers and was the first to point out anomalies in the flow of glaciers, ascribing the movement to a gradual molecular displacement rather than a sliding of the mass. He moved, again with Agassiz’s encouragement, to the United States in 1848. He lectured at the Lowell Institute. the lectures later published as “Earth and Man” (Boston, 1853). After lecturing around Boston to teachers colleges, Guyot was appointed professor of Physical Geography and Geology at Princeton in 1854. He lectured widely at normal and theological schools. His scientific work continued as he developed plans for a national system of meteorological observations, principally at the Smithsonian Institute. This led to the establishment of the United States Weather Bureau. His “Meteorological and Physical Tables (1852, 1884)” were the standard reference. Chips, closed tears at corners and edges of wraps. Folded vertically. Spine nearly gone. Else, Very Good. Quite uncommon.
Price: $425.00

7935
Mahan, Captain A[lfred] T[hayer].- The Influence of Sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire 1793–1812. Two Volumes. Boston. Little, Brown, and Company. 1919. Illustrated. Plates and maps. Fourteenth Edition. 380 pp., 428 pp. 8vo. Blue Publisher's Cloth. T.e.g. DAB. Copyright 1892. A. T. Mahan (1840–1914) wrote extensively on sea power as a medium of national power and international influence. This is one of Mahan's classic works, one of two works which established his fame , books in which he develops the concept that international power was predicated on control of the sea. His ideas. based on details of maritime history, have cogent relevance today, although the methodology of sea power has changed. Very mild wear at ends of spine and at corners. A few penciled marginal notes and underlinings. Very Good.
Price: $95.00

11211
[Adam Smith]. Enfield, William.- The New Encyclopedia: or, Circle of Knowledge and Science, Digested, in a Concise and Popular Manner, in Distinct Treatises, Elucidating, Not Only the First Principles of Knowledge, for the Instruction of Youth, but Embracing Every Modern Discovery, That Is Worthy the Attention of the Philosopher or Man of Science. Volume VI. [Adam Smith], An Enquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations: Containing the Elements of Commerce and Political Economy. London. Thomas Tegg. 1809. Charming frontispiece engraving showing a goddess floating on a cloud and spewing a cornucopia of fruit, vegetables and flowers onto the world below. First Edition, of Encyclopedia. 352 pp. Publisher’s ads on rear cover. 12mo., in 6’s Green printed paper covered boards with titling on spine and front cover. Decorative printed borders on covers. T.e.g. (tarnished). Fore-edge and tail untrimmed. Refs.: Charles J. Bullock, Essay on and Catalogue of “The Vanderblue Memorial Collection of Smithiana” at the Baker Library at Harvard. Kress B.5573. DNB (for Enfield). The seminal book by Adam Smith on modern political economy, here as edited by William Enfield and published as Volume VI of his Encyclopedia by Thomas Tegg. Charles Bullock reports, “This strange little volume can be denominated an edition of Smith’s ‘Wealth of Nations’ only by a particular construction of that term. Smith’s name does not appear on the title-page nor elsewhere within it. The forepart of the title, however, the thought, and the expression of that thought indicate that Enfield presents here a mere paraphrase of Smith’s Famous book.” Little, of course, needs be said about Adam Smith’s illustrious exposition of political economy and its influence on modern economic thought and behavior. William Enfield (1741–97) was a scholarly Unitarian minister. An advocate for religious and civil freedom, he attacked his friend, the illustrious Joseph Priestley, for the latter’s dismissive attitude toward the dissenting cause (vs. the established church). He published widely, including many of his sermons, volumes on natural philosophy (dedicated in 1783 to Priestley) and, most successfully, an anthology of extracts from Classical and English Literature. entitled “The Speaker”. Both this volume on political economy and the Encyclopedia are quite uncommon. Mild foxing of title page, rear end papers and several leaves. Soiling of covers. Corners bumped. Front hinge cracked but cords intact. Spine cracked and chipped at head and tail, but text legible. Else, Very Good.
Price: $850.00

11321
Johnson, Malcolm.- David Claypool Johnston. American Graphic Humorist, 1798-1865.

Boston. Malcolm Johnson. 1970 Copiously Illustrated. First Edition. 47 pp. + colophon Illustrated Paper, as Issued. Exhibition Catalogue,sponsored by American Antiquarian Society, Boston College, Boston Public Library, and Worcester Art Museum. Johnston was a noted printer, illustrator and painter, most noted for his caricatures, in the first half of the 19th century. One of 1800 copies. Mild soiling and toning of covers. Few inked check marks in text. Else, Very Good.
Price: $20.00

10079
Sweet, I. D.J.- Elements of Draughts; or, Beginners' Sure Guide: Containing a Thorough and Minute Exposition of Every Principle, Separately Explained: Together with Model Games, Illustrative of All the Openings. Illustrated by Diagrams: Exhibiting Critical Positions, to Be Won or Drawn by Scientific Play. New York. Robert M. De Witt. 1859 Illustrated. First Edition. 108 pp. + 6 pp. publisher's ads at front and 24 pp. publ. catalogue (some pages uncut) at rear 4 5/8" x 6 3/4". Light brown cloth on spine. Illustrated (color) paper covered boards showing a family playing atthe draughts board. Ads on rear cover. An authoritative treatise on the rules and strategy of the game of draughts, a variant of checkers. The author is Draughts Editor of the New York "Clipper". The New York “Clipper”, later shortened to “The Clipper” was the first New York Newspaper devoted to entertainment, including theatre, circuses, sports, games (e.g. billiards, bowling, chess, etc.), dance and music. Published weekly from 1853 to 1924, it was subsequently absorbed into “Variety”. It contributed greatly to the popularity of baseball in the 19th century and began coverage of football in 1880. It became the paper of record for circuses, from their founding in the 19th century till 1902, when that function passed to “Billboard”. Under “Variety”, “The Clipper” was devoted exclusively to the theatrei It had also published humorous articles and books in dialect, e.g., minstrelsy in America. The publisher was Frank Queen, who died in 1882 (Obituary, New York Times, October 24, 1882). Wear to edges of spine and boards. Corners worn. Mild chipping of edges of the border of the cover illustration, without encroachment on the image. Mildly foxed. Overall, Very Good for such an ephemeral object.
Price: $375.00

11201
Neil, C. Lang The Modern Conjuror and Drawing-Room Entertainer. With an Introduction by Charles Bertram. Explaining and Illustrating Tricks by J. N. Maskelyne, Trewey, Charles Bertram, T. Nelson Downs, Mdlle. Patrice, Paul Valdon, H. De Manche, L. Fraham Lewis, Frank Kennard, Ellis Stanton and Others. London. CD. Arthur Pierson Ltd. 1903. Wit over 500 Original Illustrations from Photographs. First Edition. 414 pp. + 2 pp. ads. 8vo. Blue publisher’s cloth with gilt decoration and titling on spine and front cover. A.e.g. Refs.: http://geniimagazine.com/magicpedia/C._Lang_Neil. Gill #794. One of the important books on conjuring of the turn of the 19th century. The photographs are of prominent conjurers of the day, like Maskelyne, Trewey, Bertram and Valadon. Contains a useful 23 pp. bibliography, not present in the American edition. C. Lang Neil (?_ ?1950) was an English journalist, literary agent advertising agent and publisher. Although he was not a performer, he was married to Mlle. Patrice, a female performer and student of Charles Bertram. This book was among the first books on magic to be illustrated with photographs, showing body language and hand movements. The author’s other books include “Modern Card Manipulation” (1904) and “After-Dinner Sleights and Pocket Tricks” (1904). Gill states that “many standard sleights, tricks and artefacts can be traced back to this superb work.” Mild wear at ends of spine and corners. Checkmarks in bibliography. A few stains on end papers. Else, Very Good.
Price: $325.00

11197
Hullah, John (Music) and Rev. C. Kingsley (Words).- The Storm. Three Fishers Went Sailing. Cleveland, OH. S. Brainard & Sons. N.D. [1860_69] Beautiful cover lithograph by Ehrgott, Forbriger & Co. First Edition. 4 pp. Fo. Disbound. "[John Hullah]" The Illustrated London News, 25 June 1842: 148-49. Obituary, New York Times, February 23, 1884. Encyclopedia Brittanica, 11th Ed., Vol. 13, p. 871. A dirge for three sailors lost in a storm while bent to their duties. Music is by John [Pyke] Hullah (1812_1884), the composer of “The Village Coquettes”, a 2-act sentimental musical burletta by the young Charles Dickens in 1836 and presented at St. James Theatre, starring the noted John Braham. The connection of Dickens to Hullah may have been made through Dickens’s sister Fanny, then a co-student with Hullah at the Royal Academy of Music. Hullah, a composer mostly of ballads, was to rise to great fame as a composer and teacher of music, Professor of Vocal Music at Kings College, London. His lectures on the History of Modern Music at The Royal Institution, were published in 1861, with a second edition in 1875. Rev. C. Kingsley (1819_75) is likely the noted British novelist (“Westward Ho!”, “The Water Babies”) and Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge. He often wrote poetry and likely met Hullah when he was a student at Kings College London. Kingsley, active in social reform, supported Charles Darwin. Kingsley’s argument with John Henry Newman, accusing him of untruthfulness is thought to have provoked Cardinal Newman’s response in “Apologia Pro Vita Sua”. Kingsley, a supporter of the democratic Chartist Movement, later , according to Justin McCarthy (Modern Leaders, 1872), became, with his “Muscular Christianity” aggressive, vituperative and illogically impulsive. But, further, McCarthy thought these to be female characteristic, too. The cover lithographer, [Peter E.]Ehrgott, {Adolphus F.] Forbriger & Co. was an illustrious Cincinnati lithographic firm, noted especially for their Civil War portraits, and also known for their illustrations of sheet music, etc. This cover illustration is very much in their artistic style. They added a steam press in 1868, the first such instrument west of New York City. The item is dated from the fact that “and Co.” was used in the lithographer’s signature only in the period 1860-69. Mild foxing of margin of cover. Else, Very Good.
Price: $175.00

11150
[Sheet Music]. Webb, C. H. (Words) and J. R. Thomas (Music) Croquet. To Miss Blanche Carroll. As a Souvenir of Saratoga These Words Are Respectfully Dedicated by the Author. New York. Wm. A. Pond & Co. 1867. Illustrated and decorated cover, lithographed by Bufford Bros. in black white and sepia. First Edition. 6 pp. Fo. Loose sheet music as issued. Refs.: Groce and Wallace (for Bufford). Peters, America on Stone, 118-27 (for Bufford). David Drazin, . Croquet. A Bibliography (for this item) A lyrical and rollicking song about two affectionate lovers at play at croquet. Great image of the young couple seated in a lovely arbor; they are dressed sportily and accompanied by their croquet mallets, balls and wickets.; the illustration itself is framed in a giant wicket. John H. Bufford was a lithographer and publisher of prints. After 4 years in New York, where he was with Nathaniel Currier, he moved to Boston in 1839, later becoming associated with B. W. Thayer & Co. till 1844, when he started his own firm. He did a rare view of Princeton University and many town views as well as great whaling scenes. His work had an enormous range. Winslow Homer was his apprentice, 1855-57. Foxed and toned at edges of cover. Else, Very Good.
Price: $150.00

11131
[Selections].- The Condition, Influence, Rights and Appeal of Women, from Joseph A. Segur, Mary Wollstonecraft, Thomas Carey, Matthew Herttell, William Thompson, Alexander Walker, John Milton, and Other Philogynists. Albany, NY. The Publisher. 1845. Third Edition. Various pagination. 12mo. Printed and illustrated paper wraps. DNB (for Ames and Child). Groce & Wallace (for Ames and Hall) An uncommon, socially advanced reader, published in Albany in the early 19th century, consisting of selections from the writings of major 17th and 18th century writers on women in society, like Segur, Wollstonecraft, Milton and others. The pagination of each section probably stems from the original source of the material. Frontispiece drawn and signed by Ezra Ames, engraved by J. H. Hall for L. Maria Child’s (1802–80) poem, “Association”, which is quoted in entirety on first and last leaves. Child was a prominent author, abolitionist and advocate for women’s rights. Ames (1768–1836) was a noted and popular portraitist and engraver, based in Albany. His early (1800–20) portraits of Alexander Hamilton and Governor George Clinton are especially admired. Hall, born in Cooperstown, NY, was a prominent engraver and lithographer in Albany, ca. 1825–49, when he moved to California in the gold rush and soon died there. A strongly anti-sexist document that had wide circulation. I can find no holding earlier than this Third Edition of 1845. Disbound. Ex Libris with only very modest stamp on title page. Few chips from edges of covers, not encroaching on text. Minor foxing. Last 2 signatures jointly separated from text block. Else, Very Good.
Price: $475.00

11144
Kenny, Charles.- The Manual of Chess: Containing the Elementary Principles of the Game; Illustrated with Numerous Diagrams, Recent Games, and Original Problems. New York. D. Appleton and Company. 1868. Frontispiece and numerous illustrations, ? Third Edition. 122 pp. Small 12mo. Red publisher’s cloth. Gilt titling and blind rulings on front cover. Greenish yellow end papers. An excellent 19th century American chess manual. Clear introduction and analysis. Numerous openings, presentation of games and problems for reader analysis. Originally issued in 1859. Excision of small rectangle (1/2” x 3/4”) from cloth of spine (? title). Stain near hinge on rear cover. Wear at edges of spine, corners and edges of boards. Owner’s signature in ink on front free end papers, dated Dec. 1872 and struck out lightly. Another owner’s signature in pencil on second front free end paper. Else, Very Good.
Price: $90.00

10992
Mill, John Stuart.- A System of Logic Ratiocinative and Inductive. Being a Connected View of the Principles of Evidence and the Methods of Scientific Investigation. London. Longmans, Green and Co. 1930. New Impression of a Later Edition. 622 pp., Double column format. Small 8vo. Blue-black publisher’s cloth, titled in gilt on the spine and in the blind on front cover. Mill explains his approach to inductive reasoning and reveals his major forms of analysis of these methodoligies. He further explains several common logical fallacies. While skeptical of a perfect system, he finds enough practical consistency to justify historical analysis and moral relevance. He finds justification of laws of social behavior as a form of scientific inference. Mild wear at edges and ends of spine and at corners. Owner’s signature on front free endpaper. Notations of page numbers on rear free endpaper. Else, Very Good.
Price: $45.00

10998
Gemelli Careri, [Giovanni Francesco].- Voyage du Tour du Monde, Traduit de l’Italien de Gemelli Careri, par L. M. N. Enrichi d’un Grand Nombre de Figures, Tome Sixieme [only]. De la Nouvelle Espagne. Paris. Etienne Ganeau 1719. Illustrated. Wood engravings of various plants, including avocado, vanilla, cacao, etc. and a folding map of the environs of Mexico City and Teotihuacan. First Edition in French. A translation of the 1699 Italian edition (First Edition). 512 pp. 12mo. Full contemporary calf binding on 5 bands. Elaborate gilt decoration in each compartment. Titling on spine in gilt. French marbled end papers (see on-line copy from Ashmolean Library for similar marbling). All edges marbled. Sabin 26850–51. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik/Gemelli_Careri. Giovanni Francesco Gamelli Careri (1651–1725) was a 17th century Italian adventurer and traveler.A lawyer and judge he was among the first Europeans to tour the world using a form of public transportation. A globe-trotting “Ulysses of the XVII Century” (Angela Amuso Maccarone, Gangemi, 2000), in 1685–87, he toured Europe and was wounded by the Turks in their siege of Buda. Not of aristocratic origin and as a consequence frustrated in his profession, he undertook a five year tour of the world 1693–98. He visited, seriatim, Egypt, Constantinople and the Holy Land, Persia, Armenia, India, China, where he was thought to be a spy for the Pope. Accordingly he was given royal treatment in Beijing. From Macao, he went to the Phillipines before taking a six-month horrendous journey to Acapulco, New Spain. The entire five year journey was described in his 6 volume “Giro Intorno al Mondo” (1699), of which this is the sixth volume of its 1719 French translation. Gemelli was a celebrity. He carefully studied much of contemporary Mexico, including the flora, silver mines and the archaeological site of Teotihuacan. He comments on Peru, Jamaica, etc . The author found his way to Vera Cruz and then to Havana, from there returning to Spain and ultimately to Italy via a treasure fleet. His treatise was originally thought by some to be a fabrication, but the authenticity of these volumes has been confirmed. This sixth volume on Mexico, a “rediscovery” of the country and so entertaining and informative to Europeans, was considered the best volume on that country until Humboldt’s 19th century scientific report (Ernest J. Burris, S.J.). Humboldt, himself, emphasized the authenticity of this volume. (An English translation appears in Churchill’s “Compendium of Authentic Voyages”, 1756). Mild wear at edges and ends of spine, edges and corners of boards. (? Worm-) hole near head of spine. Else, Very Good.
Price: $650.00

6155
Vidocq, Eugene Francois.- Memoirs of Vidocq, Principal Agent of the French Police. Written by Himself. Translated from the French. Four Volumes. London. Whittaker and Co. [ca. 1830-45]. ? First English Edition 237, 266, 251, 275 pp. Small 12mo. Nicely rebound in plain grey paper covered boards and spines with printed paper labels. New end papers. Barzun & Taylor, # 178, 3105, 4936. Queen's Quorum ,8-9. In Queen;s Quorum, these memoirs, published originally in French (Paris: 1828-29) are cited for their enormous influence on detective-story writers to come, especially on Poe. Vidocq [1775-1857] [was a] self-confessed thief, circus performer, vagabond, galley convict, jail-breaker, and finally, king of thief-catchers". The memoirs display his transition from rogue to detective. Barzun & Taylor comment on the influence of Vidocq on Balzac, Eugene Sue and others. Accordng to Jarndyce (Brian Lake and Janet Nassau) Vidocq wrote only the first volume, the others having been ghost-written by Louis L'Héritier. They were probably first issued in an English translation by H. T. R [William Manginn] in a four volume London publication by Hunt and Clarke in 1828, then by Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, added in the last 2 volumes in 1829. This undated issue by Whittaker may be later, with cancel titles from Whittaker alone tipped onto the first signature, probably from the original sheets. The original frontispiece is lacking in this edition. Volume IV contains an appendix, dated 1829, reporting on different sensibilities of English and French audiences for this book and acknowledgement that some prurient elements were omitted. The Appendix is signed H. T. R. (the probable translator, W. Maginn).Tucked in is an undated newspaper clipping reporting Pushkin's 1830 condemnation of Vidocq's Memoirs. A Near Fine set. Very Good +.
Price: $800.00

9745
Mahan, Captain Alfred T[hayer].- Lessons with the War with Spain and Other Articles. London. Sampson Low., Marston & Co. 1899. First Edition. 320 pp. 8vo. Blue Publisher's Cloth. Blue-black end papers. Gilt titling on spine and illustration on front cover. T.e.g. A. T. Mahan (1840–1914) wrote extensively on sea power as a medium of national power and international influence. This is one of Mahan's work in which he further develops the concept that international power was predicated on control of the sea. Based on a series of magazine articles, this book is very prescient in recognizing the capture of the Phillipines from Spain as an important factor in future American relations with Japan and China. These predictions took 40 years to come to the fore. The author was disturbed by American complacency after the Spanish-American War and was anxious to awaken scrutiny ofthe implications of that war for British and for American power. Mahan's ideas. based on details of maritime history, have cogent relevance today, although the methodology of sea power has changed. Mild wear at ends of spine and corners. Few markings on front cover. Else, Very Good.
Price: $150.00

7935
Mahan, Captain A[lfred] T[hayer].- The Influence of Sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire 1793–1812. Two Volumes. Boston. Little, Brown, and Company. 1919. 380 pp., 428 pp. Illustrated. Plates and maps. 8vo. Blue Publisher's Cloth. T.e.g. Fourteenth Edition. Copyright 1892. A. T. Mahan (1840–1914) wrote extensively on sea power as a medium of national power and international influence. This isone of Mahan's classic works, one of two works which established his fame , books in which he develops the concept that international power was predicated on control of the sea. His ideas. based on details of maritimehistory, have cogent relevance today, although the methodology of sea power has changed. Very mild wear at ends of spine and at corners. A few penciled marginal notes and underlinings. Very Good. DNB.
Price: $95.00

8725
[Sheet Music] Bellak, J[ames].- Barnum's Polka for the Piano. Philadelphia. Edward L. Walker. 1849. Engraved by T. J. Williams First Edition. 2 pp. Fo. Sheet music, unbound. http://www.library.upenn.edu/collections/rbm/keffer/bellak.html. (for Bellak) A polka written in celebration of Barnum's Museum, next door to the publisher in Philadelphia. On December 30, 1851 (New York Times, Dec. 31, 1851), The Museum, at Chestnut and Seventh Sts., was consumed by fire, “Little is known about the life of James Bellak”, a Philadelphia composer. “He was a remarkably prolific composer of sentimental songs and piano pieces. The popularity of his music coincided with the increasing presence of the piano in American homes in the 1860s.” (John Bewley, Website of Keffer Collection, The Penn Library}. Bellak composed the popular ditty, “Listen to the Mocking Bird”. Quite uncommon (not at Univ. Pennsylvania nor at Indiana). Removed. Foxed. Tear at hinge oversewn with no loss. ? complete. Hinge separating. Else Fair to Good.
Price: $225.00

10714
Laukis, J.- Naujas Pilnas Orakulas, Arba Knyga Burtu, Monu ir Visokiu Paslapcziu ir Praktiska Comte C. Saint-Germain’o Delnazinyste. Su Paveiksleliais. Surinko ir Isgulde is Svetimu Kalbu. Chicago, IL. Turtu ir Spauda “Lietuvos”. [Property and The Press “Lithuanian”]. A. Olszewski. 1904 Illustrated. ? First Lithuanian Edition. 414 pp. 8vo. Brown publsher’s cloth with grandly illustrated paper sheet laid down on front cover. Decorative end papers. A very rough translation of the title is: [The New Complete Oracle or Book of Magic Words, and Secret and Practical Knowledge of the Human Palms from Count C. Saint Germain. With Illustrations. Collected and Validated from Foreign Sources by J. Laukis]. J[oseph] Laukis (1866–?) was known as a Lithuanan translator and scholar in the first two decades of the 20th century. This book is attributed to the Count de Saint-Germain (a pseudonym, named after a village, for a nebulous, but real 18th century author of a book entitled “Practical Palmistry”). Saint-Germain was born about 1707, possibly the illegitimate son of the widow of Charles II of Spain or, possibly, of a titled father in Transylvania; with his uncertain title and little prior history, he arrived about 1758 at the court of Louis XV, distributing jewels and favors, becoming close to Madame de Pompadour. He spoke very many languages fluently, painted, played many musical instruments, had detailed knowledge of chemistry and alchemy. Through the latter, he claimed eternal life and offered potions serving as elixirs of youth. Voltaire admired his seeming immortality. Rameau, the composer, claiming to have seen him as early as 1701, attributed to him the capacity to become invisible and to be adept at hypnosis. Casanova thought him an imposter. Later Saint-Germain appeared in Schleswig- Holstein where he allegedly died about 1784. There were numerous sightings of him throughout the 19th century, as the rumor grew that he had lived 2000 years. He sometimes adopted names like Weldon or Welldone, as he raced about Europe after serious diplomatic failure as a secret agent on behalf of France. Said to have contributed to the rites of Freemasonry, he is a hero, an Ascended Master, to some occultists and to Theosophists. While the connection is apocryphal, books on palmistry have been attributed to Comte St. Germain for 2 centuries, with a revival about 1895 in Chicago. This chirological revival may have been initiated by Edgar de Valcourt-Vermont, a journalist for the “Chicago Times” from 1884 to 1897 and author of books on palmistry. His major book may have been plagiarized from Adrien Desbarolles (d. 1886) and other authorities on Palmistry. Wear at edges and corners of covers. Front free end paper detached. Light pencil markings on front edge of text block. Else, Very Good.
Price: $425.00

8533
"A Lady".- Plants and Birds; Illustrated with Coloured Engravings. For Young Children. New York. S. Colman. 1840. Three Colored illustrations inserted. First Edition. 112 pp, including 2 pp. publsher's ads. Small 8mo. Brown publisher's cloth with gilt titling on front cover. Light brown end papers. AAS Catalogue (Calls for 6 leaves of plates). AmImp 40-5462. A dialogue between Mary and her mother concerning her drawings of birds, insects, etc. Delicate color plates. Lacks spine. Front cover detached. Erasures of pencilling on front end papers. Foxing. Overall only Fair, but Good for a children's book of this era.
Price: $110.00

10703
[Sheet Music] [Root, George F.] (pseudonym: Written by G. C. W., Arranged by Wurzel).- Bright Eyed Little Nell of Narragansett Bay. New York. Wm. A. Pond & Co. (also a secondary imprint of Chicago, Root & Cady) 1860. First Edition. 5 pp. Fo. Decorated and printed paper wraps. An immensely popular sentimental song by George F. Root with tune and words widely quoted and widely adopted in pre-Civil War and Civil-War America. It lends its tune to “Putting on the Style” and is found in collections of ballads of Indiana (Brewster), Illinois (Neely), Iowa (the Miller Coll.). the Catskills (Cazden, Haufrecht and Studer, esp. pp. 407–8) and Pennsylvania (Shoemaker, the Wolf Coll., the Spaeth Coll.), The tune was lent to many ballads, particularly gallows confessions: “My Name is John T. Williams”, ”My Name is Charles Guiteau”, and others. George F. Root (1820–95) was born and educated in Massachusetts and was prominent before, during and after the Civil War as a composer (e.g., The Battle Cry of Freedom; Tramp, Tramp, Tramp the Boys Are Marching; etc.) and music educator. In 1859 he moved to Chicago and joined his brother in the firm of Root & Cady, music publishers (1858–71). Under the pseudonym of “Wurzel” (”root”, in German), he published “Hazel Dazel”, “Rosalie the Prairie Flower” and this “Little Nell”. Not in the Inventory of Ante-Fire Chicago Imprints. Pages separated with small old tape repair. Old perforations at hinge. Mild wear and browning at edges. Else Good +.
Price: $235.00

10704
Dichter, Harry.- Handbook of American Sheet Music. First Annual Issue - - 1947. Philadelphia. Harry Dichter. 1947. First Edition. 100 pp. 8vo. Grey illustrated and printed stiff paper wraps. An excellent check llst of American Sheet Music, with prices in 1947. An early attempt to systematize the genre by Harry Dichter. Slight browning of edges of covers. Else, Very Good.
Price: $75.00

7334
Whately, Richard.- Elements of Logic. Reprinted from the Ninth (Octavo) Edition. Louisville, KY. Morton & Griswold. 1854. 299 pp. + 6 pp. publisher’s ads. 8vo. Brownish purple cloth, embossed in the blind and with a cartouche on front and back cover containing the publishers’ embossed monogram. T.e.g. A discourse on the Art and Science of Reasoning, originally published in 1826, and perhaps the first significant English work defending the value of Logic. Later (1929) owner’s signature and list of works consulted on front free end paper. This is a rather early reprinting of a much published work continuing into the late 19th century. Whately (1787–1863), an Oxford philosopher, educator, liberal theologian, economist and reformer, was the Anglican Archbishop of Dublin and, at Oxford, a mentor for the later prominent Catholic theologian Cardinal John Henry Newman, who allegedly wrote a few of the pages on the history of Logic. Whately established a chair in political economy at Trinity College, Dublin. He developed a partially subjective theory of value, a notion of marginal utility, later developed better by others. Whately supported Catholic emancipation and the granting of Civil Rights to Jews. Wear at ends of spine with small chip from head. Wear at edges and corners. Soiling of endpapers. Wrinkling of pastedowns. Lending Library book tag dated 1858 on front pastedown. Else, Very Good.
Price: $125.00

10323
Lawrence, Arthur.- Sir Arthur Sullivan. Life-Story, Letters, and Reminiscences. With Critique by B. W. Findon, and Bibliography by Wilfred Bendall. London. James Bowden. 1899. Illustrated. Frontispiece portrait of Sullivan with tissue guard. Folded facsimile plate of autograph music. First Edition. 360 pp. + publisher's illustrated catalogue. 8vo. Blue publisher's cloth titled in gilt on spine and front cover. Beveled boards. Printed on heavy stock. T.e.g. Other edges untrimmed..Title page printed in red and black. A de luxe first edition of a biography of Sullivan. The added bibliography is very useful. A very good copy. Mild wear at ends of spine and corners. Faint stain (?old dampstain) on front cover. Inscxribed on front pastedown by a former owner, dated 1910. Else, Very Good.
Price: $80.00

10379
[Sheet Music]. Russell, Henry (Music) and Cook, Eliza (Words).- The English Emigrant. Composed & Most Respectfully Dedicated to Mrs. Henry Jordan, by Henry Russel. Poetry by Eliza Cook. London. The Musical Bouquet. N.D. [ca. 1840-50] First Edition. 6 pp. Fo. Disbound. Illustrated cover. Ewen, Pop.Am.Comp., pp.148-50. Appleton's Cycl. Am. Biog. Concise DNB. Krummel & Sadie, p.212 (for Musical Bouquet). Not in Dichter Handbook. Composed and likely sung by Henry Russell, possibly in "The Emigrant's Progress". Front cover illustrations (?lithographs) depict emigrants aboard ship leaving England for distant shores (?America, as did Russell) in anticipation of a better life full of opportunity, as portrayed in the words of the song. Scenes, also, of the building of a home and shearing of sheep. A facsimile of Russell's signature on the front cover. Henry Russell (1812-1900) was born in England of Jewish parentage. He studied with Bellini and knew Rossini, Donizetti and Meyerbeer. To seek his fortune he moved to America from 1833 to 1841, where his income came from his concerts (piano and voice recitals), not from his immensely popular sheet music, for which he received no royalties. Among his famous works are "Woodman, Spare That Tree," "The Indian Hunter," "That Old Gang of Mine," etc. He championed social causes like abolition, social opportunity, reform of mental asylums and temperance.He was closely associated with "The Musical Bouquet. Eliza Cook wrote much poetry tied to music, including a few songs for performances of Mrs. Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin". Brown spot on front cover. Hinge starting. Else, Very Good
Price: $150.00

10193
Donnelly, Ned.- Ned Donnelly's Art of Boxing. A Manual of Sparring and Self Defense. Illustrated with Forty Engravings Showing the Various Blows, stops an Guards. and Explaining All the Modern Methods of Attack and Defense.. First or Early Edition. Pages 121 pp. + 17 pp. publisher's catalogue at rear. Ads. on rear cover.12mo. Illustrated green paper wraps. First or Early Edition. Hartley 526. Ned Donnelly identifies himself as Professor of Boxing to the London Athletic Club, &c., &c. Details on tactics for delivering, blocking and countering body and head blows are described and illustrated. An interesting manual, well illustrated, in its early edition published by Dick & Fitzgerald. Chips from ends of spine, edges and corners of covers, not encroaching on text or decorations. Else, Very Good. New York. Dick & Fitzgerald, Publishers. N.D. [ca 1895]
Price: $225.00

10293
Frere, Thomas.- Hoyle's Games. Illustrated Edition. Embracing All the Most Modern Modes of Play, and the Rules Practised at the Present Time, in Billiards, Whist, Draughts, Cribbage, Backgammon, and All Other Fashionable Games; together with Sixteen Games Adapted to the New Yankee-Notion Cards. Also the Whole of Frère's Chess Hand-Book Containing, besides Elementary Instruction and the Laws of Chess, About Fifty Select Games by the First Players Endings of Games, and the Defeat of the Muzio Gambit. Also, Thirty-Six of the Choicest Chess Problems, and a Description of, and Rules for, Four-Handed Chess. First Edition by this publisher.. Pages 324 pp.15.3 cm., 12mo. Brown publisher's cloth embossed in the blind. Spine decorated and titled in gilt. T.e.g. Yellow end papers. First Edition by this publisher.. Illustrated. NUC #NH 0565372. (NH 0565386 for 1866 edition). An early American edition of Hoyle's Games with much of Frère's wisdom on Chess. The first edition by this publisher, who had a second edition in1866. Wear at ends ofspine and corners.Mild foxing of preliminary pages. Front hinge starting internally. Owner's signature on front free end paper: "Thos E. Steere / Providence, R.I." Else a tight, Very Good copy. New-York. T. W. Strong. N.D. [1857 ]
Price: $95.00

10271
Rymer, John Snaith.- Spirit Manifestations. First Edition. Third Thousand. Pages 45 pp.Small 8vo. Printed grey paper wraps First Edition. Third Thousand. Interesting woodblock frontispiece of a séance.One of a series of Emglish works on Spiritualism and Mesmerism published by Bailliere. S. Brown, Heyday of Spiritualism, p.245-268. Brandon, The Spiritualists The author gives testimony to encounters with spirit manifestations, rappings, moving tables, spirit writings etc. He calls Mrs, Trollope and others to confirm his experiences. After one séance at Rymer's home with E. B. Browning, she wrote to her sister that she had been touched by invisible hands, heard raps and saw a table move (Slater Brown, p. 253, Brandon, pp. 59-63.).Rymer was a solicitor in Ealing and his book was an important sourcebook for spiritualism in mid-Victorian Britain. He befriended Daniel Douglas Home (Hume, in his American period), a notorious and mysterious descendent of Scottish nobility, who had his first visions at age 13. Home, the veiled subject of Robert Browning's satirical poem "Mr. Sludge, the Medium", carried on séances, often with literary and other swells, including Mrs. Trollope & Thackeray. Dickens refused invitations to attend. Thackeray opposed Home's claims. Home tried without success to inveigle the support of Michael Faraday, who rejected his claims. He was helped by the early hospitality of Rymer, later meeting with the famous American spiritualist and medium, J. R. M. Squire. Through Home, there was a continuous thread of exchange between British mediums like Rymer, the continental purveyors of spiritualism and the American school. Slightly soiled. Wear of spine and corners with small chip losses. Occasional ticks in margins.Else, Very Good. London & New York. H[yppolyte] Bailliere, Publisher. 1858
Price: $175.00

10236
[Sheet Music]. Jackson, Geo. Russell (Words) and Snow, J. Albert (Music).- The Children's Christmas Carol. First Edition. Pages 3 pp.Fo. First Edition. Illustrated cover. A Christmas song, with cover illustrated with bold image of "Santa Claus", in the style of Thomas Nast (not stated). Santa is standing on a snowy rooftop, leaning his bag of toys against the chimney, smoking his clay pipe and reading a chapbook. The moonlit town shows leafless trees and a church nearby. A dramatic image of the newly described Santa Claus. the cover is printed with the name of a San Francisco bookseller and the message: "Richardson Bros., wish you 'a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.' " Publisher's ads on rear cover. Foxed. Closed tears at margins, one barely involving image and text. Soiled covers. Good. Boston. W. A. Evans & Bro. 1882.
Price: $150.00

8846
[Sheet Music] Longfellow, [Heny Wadsworth] and Balfe, M. W.- The Day is Done. Song. Poetry by Longfellow. Music Composed by M[ichael W[illiam] Balfe. First Edition. Pages 9 pp. Fo. Decoratively engraved printed paper covers. First Edition. Cover engraving signed "Crap." BAL, p. 620, & #12075. P.D. Howe Lib.,#HWL 98. Fisher, 150 Years of Music Publ. in the U.S. Fuld, 286-7. The publisher, Lee & Walker, is the successor firm to George Willig, one of the first music publishers in America, having opened in 1794. Willig was absorbed into Lee & Walker in 1856, which was bought out by Oliver Ditson & Co. of Boston in 1875. M.W. Balfe was born in Dublin in 1808 and died there in 1870 and was the illustrious composer of the opera, "The Bohemian Girl" in 1843. (see item #8292). Accordingly, this music appears to have been published in1856-57, after which the 1858 reissue was printed in Boston. The Longfellow poem was first printed in "The Waif: Poems" in 1845. Few small marginal tears. Back hinge cracking. Minor soiling. Overall, Very Good. Philadelphia. Lee & Walker. N.D. [1856-57]
Price: $125.00

10279
Sullivan, Arthur (Melodies) [and Gilbert, William Schwenck, (Words)].- [Sheet Music]. Her Majesty's Ship Pinafore. First Edition. Pages 21 pp.Fo. Decorative front cover with delightful comic illustration in woodcut. Paper wraps. Publisher's ads. First Edition. Plates 3454-2, 3448-2, 3451-2, 3447-2, 3452-2, 3449-2, 3450-2, 3456-2, 3457-3, 3455-2. Baily, The G & S Book, pp. 168-79. A wonderful collection of songs from "HMS Pinafore" enclosed in humorously illustrated covers. Likely a piracy. G & S raged against the American piracies as "Pinafore" was having an enormous success on the London stage (Baily). Eight pirated productions were on stage in America during the first year of the London production. As a consequence, D'Oyly Carte came to America to assess the situation and organize an authorized American production.The plates are dated 1878 , but the ad on the back cover indicates a more likely date of 1879 for the publication. Included are: "He Is an Englishman", "A Maiden Fair to See", "Fair Moon, to Thee I Sing", "Little Buttercup", "Many Years Ago", "Sorry Her Lot", "When I Was a Lad", "Kind Captain", "Things Are Seldom What They Seem", "I Am the Monarch of the Sea." Two small closed tears at foot and at leading edge of front cover. Minimal soiling of covers. Else, Very Good. Boston. White, Smith & Co. 1879.
Price: $145.00

10231
Weber.- Early 19th Century French Stipple Engraving of the Reichenbach Falls. First Edition. 10 3/4" x 15 5/8". First Edition. An early 19th century French stipple engraving of the Reichenbach Falls. Drawn from nature. Engraved by "Weber." It was here that A. Conan Doyle had Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty fall, in close combat, to their likely death. We know that Holmes miraculously survived. One can trace Holmes's route along the banks, as elaborated by Conan Doyle. N.P. N.Pub. N.D.
Price: $900.00

8524
Barrow, John.- A Description of Pitcairn's Island and Its Inhabitants with an Authentic Account of the Mutiny of the Ship Bounty, and of the Subsequent Fortunes of the Mutineers. The American edition of Barrow's "Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty." The original edition was published in 1831. Barrow, after whom the northern point of Alaska is named, was Secretary to the Admiralty and later wrote also on Arctic exploration. First American Edition. Ferguson 1510. Hill p.17. Kroepelien 47. O'Reilly & Reitman, "Tahiti," 573. Spence, "Captain Wm. Bligh," p. 8 . Sabin 3663 (later edition). Wear at edges and corners of boards. Spine detached, but present. Foxed. Printed paper label of front pastedown: Acquisition no. 325 of Pittsfield Social Library in 1832, but no other library marks. Tight copy. Else, Very Good. New York. J. & J. Harper. 1832.
Price: $325.00

10079
Sweet, I. D.J.- Elements of Draughts; or, Beginners' Sure Guide: Containing a Thorough and Minute Exposition of Every Principle, Separately Explained: Together with Model Games, Illustrative of All the Openings. Illustrated by Diagrams: Exhibiting Critical Positions, to Be Won or Drawn by Scientific Play. First Edition. An authoritative treatise on the rules and strategy of the game of draughts, a variant of checkers. The author is Draughts Editor of the New York "Clipper". The New York “Clipper”, later shortened to “The Clipper” was the first New York Newspaper devoted to entertainment, including theatre, circuses, sports, games (e.g. billiards, bowling, chess, etc.), dance and music. Published weekly from 1853 to 1924, it was subsequently absorbed into “Variety”. It contributed greatly to the popularity of baseball in the 19th century and began coverage of football in 1880. It became the paper of record for circuses, from their founding in the 19th century till 1902, when that function passed to “Billboard”. Under “Variety”, “The Clipper” was devoted exclusively to the theatre. It had also published humorous articles and books in dialect, e.g., minstrelsy in America. The publisher was Frank Queen, who died in 1882 (Obituary, New York Times, October 24, 1882). Wear to edges of spine and boards. Corners worn. Mild chipping of edges of the border of the cover illustration, without encroachment on the image. Mildly foxed. Overall, Very Good for such an ephemeral object. New York. Robert M. De Witt. 1859 $375.00 10079
Price: $375.00

10089
Cheney, E[dnah] D[ow].- Patience: A Series of Thirty Games with Cards. This is an explication of the game of Patience (akin to solitaire), with illustrative games. It was compiled and edited by Ednah Dow Cheney (1824-1904). Mrs. Cheney (as she oftened identified herself) was the first biographer of Louis May Alcott. Cheney, a friend of both the May and the Alcott families, was evicted from school as a child because "her influence was not helpful to discipline" (DAB). She became a teacher, reformer, abolitionist, suffragette and Transcendentalist. Cheney was a member of Margaret Fuller's conversation class and taught at Alcott's School of Philosophy. Her writings were quite varied, social games among them, as were her interests. This is a rare title, written with charm and humor. First Edition. DAB. Owner's signature on front end paper. Inner hinge cracking at rear. Slight sunning of spine and front cover. Else, Very Good. Boston. Lee and Shepard. 1870.
Price: $59.00

10148
[Sheet Music]. Hanson, J. Wesley (Poetry), and Metcalf, I. N. (Music).- The Willow Song, or Voices from the Spirit Land. A mother grieves for a lost child, sustained by a willow with sweet voices arising from its swaying branches and a loving spirit sustaining the dead child forever. First Edition. Very Good. Boston. Oliver Ditson. 1847.
Price: $52.00

10165
[Music Collection]. Gilbert, W. S., and Sullivan, A.- Gems from Gilbert & Sullivan's "Mikado". Arranged for the Piano-Forte by Herbert Wallace. An early collection of the words and music to the "Mikado" presented in a very attractively and boldly decorated cover, with typeface and illustration a wonderful example of Japanoiserie. First Edition. Few small closed edge tears. Hinge starting. Edges browning. Else, Very Good. New York. Richard A. Saalfield. 1886.
Price: $145.00

10047
Abernethy, John.- The Surgical and Physiological Works of John Abernethy, F.R.S. From the Sixth London Edition. Embracing Reflections on Gall and Spurzheim's System of Physiognamy and Phrenology. Complete in Two Volumes. Hartford. Oliver D. Cooke & Co. 1825. 414, 340 pp. (pagination not continuous in Vol.II). Frontispiece of vascular dissection in Volume I. 8vo. Full contemporary calf. Spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Red title label and black volume label. First American Edition. An important medical book of the early 19th century (in America), reprinted from the earlier English edition by an internationally esteemed physician at St. Bartholemew's Hospital. Abernethy was a pupil and successor to Hunter (Garrison). The two volumes comprise a collection of a series of essays on medical and surgical topics. Some of these essays had been separately published a decade before in Philadelphia (see Austin). In a number of th essays, particularly those in Volume II on Physiology, Abernethy shows our debt to the Hunters, John and William. The author, in a separate essay, expresses his admiration for Gall and for Spurzheim for their discussion of various human instincts and rational behaviors, but expresses some skepticism for their rationale and their attribution of various head bumps to these properties. Owner's signature in ink on front free fly leaf of each volume: "Aaron King"; Dr. King was a distinguished physician in Western Massachusetts early in the 19th Century. Foxed and browned throughout. Front hinge cracking, but still attached on Vol. I. Abrasion at lower corner of front covers, both volumes. Mild wear at edges and corners. Else a Very Good copy. Austin 2,3. Garrison, 4th Ed., pp. 348–9 Hartford. Oliver D. Cooke & Co. 1825.
Price: $275.00

10025
Andersson,, Gunnar.- [Pamphlet]. De Pågående Antarktiska Epeditionerna. An Offprint from Ur Ymer, Tidskrift Utgifven af Svenska Sällskapet för Antropologi och Geografi. Årg 1903, H. 2. Stockholm, Sweden. Svenska Sällskapet för Antropologi och Geografi. 1903. Pp.209–222. 8vo. Green printed paper wraps. Enclosed in library board folder, with one quarter tan buckram and marbled boards. First Edition. A review of the status of the on-going South Polar expeditions by English, German, Swedish and Scottish explorers. The English expedition on the Discovery receives extensive comment, as does the role of Ross and later of Shakleton. The 1902 Colbeck voyage in relief of Scott is mentioned. So also the German expedition on the Gauss. Further, there is discussion also of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition under William S. Bruce and the Swedish expedition. The planned routes, progress and expectations are discussed. These early voyages made major geographic discoveries and prepared the way for the great race to the pole by Scott and Amundsen nearly a decade later. A wonderful historical item on polar exploration.. Ex libris with library book plate and a few neat stamps on cover.. Else, Very Good Stockholm, Sweden. Svenska Sällskapet för Antropologi och Geografi. 1903.
Price: $275.00

9982
Crowe, Catherine [Stevens].- The Night-Side of Nature; or, Ghosts and Ghost Seers. New York and Boston. J. S.Redfield, Clinton Hall, and B. B. Mussey & Co. 1850. 451 pp. + 5 pp. publisher's ads. 12mo. Brown publisher's fine-ribbed cloth embossed in the blind on covers and spine, with gilt titling on spine. Pale yellow endpapers. T.e.g. First American Edition. Originally published in England in 1848. Anecdotes of the occult, still prevalent in the 19th century, discussed by a prominent woman novelist (?1800–76) of domestic romance. The first and best of the author's three compilations of ghost stories, told with novelistic devices like dialogue, which enhances the effectiveness of the narrative. Quite scarce. Wear at edges of spine and at corners. Hinges starting internally. Owner's signatures in ink. Else, Very Good. Wolff, 1653. Sadleir 666. Concise DNB 304. NCBEL III, 482–3. New York and Boston. J. S.Redfield, Clinton Hall, and B. B. Mussey & Co. 1850.
Price: $745.00

9998
Gilbert, W. S.- Patience or Bunthorne's Bride. A Comic Opera. In Two Acts. Music by Arthur Sullivan. N.P. J. M. Stoddart. 1881. 42 pp. 8vo. Printed Paper Wraps. First American Edition. What appears to be the First American edition of the Libretto for Patience. This opera had opened April 23, 1881 at the Opéra Comique in London and later transferred to the Savoy Theatre for the opening of this new venue created by Richard D'Oyly Carte to house the Gilbert & Sullivan productions. This likely First American libretto has some of the changes introduced after the very first opening night libretto in London ("Love feeds on hope ['love'] in the opening aria of Angela and correction of the purposeful typos of 'Algernon' for 'Archibald'), but has persistence of the double length verses of the Ensemble – Tutti at the end of Act I. These verses had been shortened after opening night. Also persisting is the "Threepenny-bus young man" of the early editions in Grosvenor's Act II aria. Soiling of Covers. Else, Very Good. Reginald Allen, The First Night Gilbert & Sullivan, Heritage Press (1958), p.166. N.P. J. M. Stoddart. 1881.
Price: $175.00

10049
Proctor, Richard A[nthony] (pseudonym: "Five of Clubs").- How to Play Whist. With the Laws and Etiquette of Whist, Whist-Whittlings, and Forty Fully Annotated Games. London. Longmans, Green, and Co. 1891. 248 pp. Illustrated. 12mo. Red publisher's cloth with gilt decorations and titling on spine and front cover. Title page printed in red and black. A.e.g. Brown-black coated end papers. Bookseller's tag (Brentano's, Washington, DC) laid down on rear pastedown. Second Edition. A textbook of whist by the noted astronomer and writer, Richard Proctor (1837–1888), who gave up the Law for Astronomy, authored numerous books, not only in astronomy ("Saturn and His System," Handbook of the Stars," etc.), but also a parody of Dickens' "Mystery of Edwin Drood," and this volume on whist. He founded a magazine of science, "Knowledge." Lecturing in America, he moved to Florida, but died in New York of yellow fever. In this book he argues for scientific play and adherence to rules and etiquette, which add to the rigor of the game. Among his other books on games are"Poker Principles and Chance Laws" and"Chance and Luck." Covers soiled, wrinkling.. Frontispiece detached; chip at foredge. Mildly shaken. Wear at ends of spine and corners. Else Good +. NUC NP 0597495. Concise DNB. DScB. London. Longmans, Green, and Co. 1891.
Price: $78.00

8285
Wauters, A. J.- Stanley's Emin Pasha Expedition. Philadelphia. J. B. Lippincott Company. 1890. 369 pp. With Map, Thirty-three Portraits and Illustrations. 8vo. Brown Publisher's Cloth with large Gilt Scenic Illustration on Cover and Gilt Titling. First American Edition. Folding Map of Central Africa in Color following Text. In 1883, the explorations of Europeans to discover the routes of rivers and water movements in Central Africa were halted by rebellion in the Sudan and the inability of the Khedive to keep order. European military units were cut off in fierce and bloody engagements with the hordes of Arabs and Blacks constituting the troops of the Mahdi. Britain, after long procrastination was forced to act. Access to the southern routes was blocked, the Nile in the possession of the Mahdi, the Masai and Ugandans blocking the East and South. For the fifth time Britain called on Henry Stanley to the salvation of Central Africa and the rescue of the entrapped Europeans. This is the story of their rescue by Stanley and return to Zanzibar. Memorable events ensued; dramatic discoveries, especially of geography , were among the consequences. A truly scarce item. Small spots on covers. Wear at ends of spine and at corners. Else, Very Good. Philadelphia. J. B. Lippincott Company. 1890.
Price: $260.00

9912
Gilbert, W. S., and Sullivan, Arthur.- H.M.S. Pinafore or The Lass That Loved a Sailor, an Entirely Original Nautical Comic Opera, in Two Acts. Written by W. S. Gilbert. Composed by Arthur Sullivan. Boston. Oliver Ditson & Co. N.D.[ca. 1885]. First Edition in this format. Pages 131 pp.4to Paper wraps printed and ruled in red and black. Reminiscent of the style of Novello , the English music publisher for whom Ditson was then the American agent. First Edition in this format. Fisher, 150 Yrs. Music Publ. in U.S., esp. pp. 71, 72, 76, 133. Gilbert 's great nautical celebration of the Englishness of Englishmen. This edition of the text and music is extremely uncommon. It was published by the Boston firm of Oliver Ditson & Co., which changed its name to Oliver Ditson Company immediately after the founder's death in 1888. From the list of associate publishers on the cover and as detailed in Fisher's history of music publishing in America, this edition had to be published between 1878, when the opera was written, and 1888. Covers soiled. Wear and chips from spine.Owner's signature in pencil on cover and decorative stamp on title page ("George E. Thayer").Else, Very Good.
Price: $175.00

9911
Gilbert, W. S., and Sullivan, Arthur.- H.M.S. Pinafore or The Lass That Loved a Sailor. Libretto. London. Chappell & Co., Ltd. 1911. First Edition in this format. Pages 34 pp.Small 8vo. Printed paper wraps. First Edition in this format. An "official" libretto stating the performance authority of Rupert D'Oyly Carte. Gilbert 's great nautical celebration of the Englishness of Englishmen. This edition of the text is quite uncommon. Covers soiled. Front cover detached. Chip from corner of rear cover. vertical fold. Else, Very Good. $75.00 9911
Price: $75.00

9935
Lover, Samuel.- [Sheet Music]. The Low-Backed Car. The Beautiful and Popular Melody - Arranges as a Fantasia. London. Musical Bouquet Office & J. Allen. N.D.[ca. 1850] First Edition. Pages 4 pp.Fo. Self-wraps. Disbound. First Edition. Illustrated on first page with a charming wood engraving of a country scene.No. 446. Musical Bouquet. Sheet music of a mid-century popular melody by the Irish author, painter, illustrator and composer, Samuel Lover, published in London with his permission. Lover (1797-1868) was multi-talented, adept at recording traditional Irish stories and legends as well as music. His works were often illustrated by himself. The illustration here is unsigned. Pages tanned. Else, Very Good.
Price: $145.00

6305
Barrow, Sir John.- Voyages of Discovery and Research within the Arctic Regions, from the Year 1818 to the Present Time: under the Command of the Several Naval Officers Employed by Sea and Land in Search of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; with Two Attempts to Reach the North Pole. Abridged and Arranged from the Official Narratives, with Occasional Remarks. First Edition. London. John Murray. 1846. Pages 530 pp. 8vo. Half Calf with 5 Cords; Marbled Boards and End Papers. All Edges Marbled. First Edition. Portrait Frontispiece.A study of British arctic exploration in the early 19th century, from Ross in 1818 to Back and Simpson in 1836-39. Arctic Bibliography 1096. Sabin 3669. Stain and Tremaine, Canadiana, 7825. Lacks General Polar Map (One of Two Maps). Edges and Hinges Moderately Abraided. Mild Foxing of End Papers and Preliminary Pages. Otherwise, Very Good.
Price: $425.00

7730
Barrow, Sir John.- Voyages of Discovery and Research within the Arctic Regions, from the Year 1818 to the Present Time: under the Command of the Several Naval Officers Employed by Sea and Land in Search of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; with Two Attempts to Reach the North Pole. Abridged and Arranged from the Official Narratives, with Occasional Remarks. First American Edition. New York. Harper & Brothers. 1846. Pages 359 pp. + 8 pp. Publ.'s Ads. 6to. Publisher's Embossed Cloth, Brown, with Gilt Front Decoration and Blind Rear. No Portrait of Barrow as in English Edition. Both Maps Present, Bound in at Front, Not as Called for in "Contents." First American Edition. Arctic Bibliography 1096. Sabin 3669. Stain and Tremaine, Canadiana, 7825. A study of British arctic exploration in the early 19th century, from Ross in 1818 to Back and Simpson in 1836-39. Lacks Spine but Portion of Spine with Title Tucked in. Edges Bumped and Abraded. Text Very Good with Minimal Foxing.
Price: $450.00

9808
Butler, Samuel.- Dr. Butler's Atlas of Ancient Geography. Second Edition. Philadelphia. Carey, Lea & Blanchard. 1834. 8vo. Three quarters red calf and marbled paper covered boards. Decorative title on printed label on front cover. Second Edition. 21 folded maps, 20 with colored outlines. Butler's well known atlas of the ancient world. An extensive index with place names based on the authority of ancient and classical authors. Inscription on front free end paper: "Ozias C. Pitkin / By his Father / 1845 / No. 102.". Other inscriptions: "T. Abbott Much wear with spine repaired some time ago with linen tape. Marbled boards abraded. Map edges backed at folds, especially, with old paper tape. Mild foxing of preliminaries. Lacks Map XX, "Aegyptus." Slightly shaken. map condition very good. Overall, Good.
Price: $225.00

9815
[Chapbook]. M.of Lowell.- Blind Susan, or The Affectionate Family. First Edition. New-York. Mahlon Day. 1830. Pages 18 pp.2 5/8" x 4 1/4" Orange printed paper wraps. First Edition. Illustrated. Wood engravings in text, on cover and title page and as frontispiece. A charming juvenile chapbook with a moral lesson through the patient Blind Susan and her supportive family, especially her sister Isabel. Reprinted in this1830 chapbook from "The Juvenile Miscellany," published earlier in Boston. Four line verse on front cover. Besides the sad tale we learn the technique and state of cataract surgery in 1830. Cover ragged with tears and chips along edges. Foxing and soiling, but all present. Overall condition Fair.
Price: $75.00

9809
Newton, A. Edward.- The Amenities of Book Collecting and Kindred Affections. First Edition. First issue (without Index). Boston. The Atlantic Monthly Press. 1918. Pages 355. pp.8vo. Tan cloth covered spine with brown paper covered boards. T.e.g. Printed paper title label on spine. Scarce errata slip bound at pp. 268/9. First Edition. First issue (without Index). Copiously illustrated. Colored caricature of Dickens and Thackeray as frontispiece, with tissue guard. A very nice copy of one of the fundamental books on book collecting by the very knowledgeable, but bigoted doyen of early 20th century collectors. This book is Newton's first book on book collecting and literay affectations. Tucked in are two pieces of important ephemera dating from 1918: (1) a Christmas card, an unsigned photograph labeled "Christmas Greetings from Dana's Beach (? the shore of Cape Ann, Massachusetts). Richard Henry Dana. 1918." (2) a bookmark labeled "A German Naval 'Victory'' " with an illustration of the two faces of a German medal. Printed on the bookmark is the following: "This medal was struck in Germany to commemorate the glorious exploit of the German Navy in deliberately sinking an unarmed passenger boat, the Lusitania, and taking the lives of 1,198 innocent passengers, men, women,and children." Newton was a distinguished book collector. He famously owned the only copy of the First Edition of Dickens' "Mystery of Edwin Drood" with a dust jacket, then thought to be the first book issued in a dust jacket. The fate of this dust jacket since the dissipation of Newton's collection is unknown. Spine browned and lightly spotted. Corners lightly bumped. Else, a very tight, clean copy.
Price: $175.00

9810
Newton, A. Edward.- Bibliography and pseudo-Bibliography. First Edition. First issue. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Press. 1936. Pages 116. pp.8vo. Brown half cloth with orange-brown paper covered boards. T.e.g. Spine lettered in gilt. First Edition. First issue. The A. S. W. Rosenbach Fellowship in Bibliography. V. A very nice copy of a series of lectures on books by the very knowledgeable, but bigoted doyen of early 20th century collectors. This book is Newton's lectures as a Rosenbach Fellow. There are lectures on the physical aspects of books, catalogues, essays and essayists, etc. Newton was a distinguished book collector. He famously owned the only copy of the First Edition of Dickens' "Mystery of Edwin Drood" with a dust jacket, then thought to be the first book issued in a dust jacket. The fate of this dust jacket since the dissipation of Newton's collection is unknown. Tiny chip from head of D.J. Else, Near Fine in Very Good D.J. $65.00 9810
Price: $65.00

9811
Newton, A. Edward.- Doctor Johnson. A Play by A. Edward Newton Esqre. First Trade Edition. Boston. The Atlantic Monthly Press. 1923. Pages 120 pp.Square 8vo. Black half cloth with red paper covered boards. T.e. stained red. Printed label laid down on spine and on front cover. Title page printed in red and black. First Trade Edition. Frontispiece colored portrait of Samuel Johnson. illustrated with portraits. A very nice copy of a play on the later literary life of Samuel Johnson by the very knowledgeable, but bigoted doyen of early 20th century book collectors. The cast is composed of the illustrious writers, artists, politicians and personages of Johnson's circle. Newton was a distinguished book collector. He famously owned the only copy of the First Edition of Dickens' "Mystery of Edwin Drood" with a dust jacket, then thought to be the first book issued in a dust jacket. The fate of this dust jacket since the dissipation of Newton's collection is unknown. A bit of minor marring of soft red covers of a traditionally fragile item. Else, Near Fine Condition.
Price: $65.00

9812
Newton, A(lfred) Edward.- This Book-Collecting Game. With Illustrations. First Trade Edition, First Impression. Boston. Little, Brown and Company. 1928 Pages 410 pp. with Index.8vo. Blue half cloth with blue-grey paper covered boards. T.e.g. Printed label laid down on spine. Illustrated D.J. Illustrated slip case. First Trade Edition, First Impression. Frontispiece colored comical drawing. A very nice copy a series of literary essays about book-collecting by the very knowledgeable, but bigoted doyen of early 20th century book collectors. Newton was a distinguished book collector. He famously owned the only copy of the First Edition of Dickens' "Mystery of Edwin Drood" with a dust jacket, then thought to be the first book issued in a dust jacket. The fate of this dust jacket since the dissipation of Newton's collection is unknown. There is a humorous brief biography of Newton on the rear flap of the D.J. A few small chips from margin of D.J. A few spots on leading edge of text block. Slip case split in two with transparent taped margins. Else, Near Fine Condition.
Price: $65.00

9855
Peary, R[obert] E, USN.- Nearest the Pole. A Narrative of the Polar Expedition of the Peary Arctic Club in the S. S. Roosevelt, 1905-1906. With Ninety-Five Photographs by the Author, Two Maps and a Frontispiece in Colour by Albert Operti. First Edition. New York. Doubleday, Page & Company. 1907. Pages 411 pp. Royal 8vo. Green publisher's cloth with embossing on front cover of an eagle in gilt, grasping a red and white shield. T.e.g. First Edition. Colored frontispiece, protected by tissue guard. Arctic Biblio,13226. Ricks p. 169. Peary made several expeditions attempting to reach the North Pole. In this, his 1906 expedition, he reached latitude 87˚ 06' N, about 175 miles from the Pole, the closest to the Pole yet achieved. While ostensibly failures, these expeditions allowed him to test his equipment, dogs and men, honing his skills for what he later (1909) reported to be a successful achievement of the Pole. These 1906 journeys passed Ellesmere Land to Cape Sheridan and the Arctic Basin. He returned to his ship by sledge along the Northern Coast of Greenland. There is appended a report of Peary's explorations in 1898-1902. Whether Peary himselfever reached the North Pole is a subject of some controversy today. Ex libris with markings and envelope on rear pastedown. Spine taped, with white ink lettering and marks. Edges and corners of covers worn. Library bookplate. Hinges taped internally. Slightly shaken, but text block intact. Lacks rear maps. Else, Good.
Price: $65.00

9784
[Sheet Music] Lear, Edward (Words), and Ingraham, Geo. (Music).- The Owl and the Pussycat. First Edition. New York. G. Schirmer. 1886. Pages 7 pp.Fo. Illustrated paper covers. First Edition. Daniels, Victorian Book Ill., #44. The verses of Edward Lear's "The Owl and the Pussycat" from Lear's Nonsense Songs (first published so in 1871), set to music by Geo. Ingraham. The cover illustration is from Lear and is engraved "To M.M.I." Lear, born in 1812, was the 20th of 21 children.. As an artist, he was self-taught. His Book of Nonsense was originally published under a pseudonym (Old Derry down Derry) and his authorship not acknowledged until the third edition in 1861 (Daniels). Slight browning of cover edges. Hinge starting at tail. Else, Very Good.
Price: $150.00

6242
Anonymous, Napoleon’s (Bonaparte) Oraculum or Book of Fate New York. Wm. H. Murphy. N.D. [ca. 1855] 72 pp. Illustrated. 16mo. Yellow illustrated printed paper wraps First American Edition. Claims to be the "only complete American, from the fiftieth London edition." Illustration of Napoleon after the battle of Leipsic (sic!) on the cover and title page. Publisher's ads on verso of rear cover. In his preface, the publisher claims this to be the largest, most detailed and most original edition (verbatim from the London edition except for modification of vocabulary to American usage), a classic of the occult and oracular vade mecums. Alleged to have been used by Napoleon, alas imperfectly to his detriment. Book Source Magazine calls this a European version of the I Ching. The book answers questions on a man's fiancée, imprisonment, life expectancy, gambling, prospective wealth and fame, dreams, recovery from illness, friends and enemies. etc. Covers slightly dusty with minor chipping at ends of spine and at corners. Else, Very Good +. Ref.: http://booksourcemonthly.com/index.htm?recent0201.shtml
Price: $165.00

9754
Hall, Captain Basil.- Selections from Fragments of Voyages and Travels. Boston. Saxton & Kelt. 1845. 239 pp. Small 12mo. Contemporary full calf with red label on spine lettered in gilt. Probably Second American Edition of these selections. Basil Hall (1788–1844), Captain in the Royal Navy and author, engaged in the Napoleonic wars, interviewed Napoleon, was part of Lord Amherst's embassy to China in 1816–17, made hydrographic observations in Asian waters on the return voyage and pendulum observations near South America (his father had been a geologist and chemist), visited North America in 1827–8. He was elected to the Royal Society in 1816, but he died insane in 1844. Hall's writings in description of his travels were very popular in England and America. This volume includes selections from his most reprinted book, detailing chiefly his experiences in India. Foxing. Chips from spine and label. Hinges starting. Else, Very Good. Am Imp 45-2955, 19170. Sabin 29722. Concise DNB.
Price: $175.00

9740
Quayle, Eric.- The Collector's Book of Detective Fiction. London. Studio Vista Publishers. 1972. 143 pp. Folio. Orange publisher's cloth. Illustrated D.J. First Edition. Photographs by Gabriel Monro. Illustrated history of the detective story. Very good pictures of first editions in the genre, many in color. Slight soiling of D.J. Else, Very Good.
Price: $79.00

9528
Mill, John Stuart.- Inaugural Address Delivered to the University of St. Andrews. Feb.1st 1867. Boston. Littell & Gay. N.D. [1867]. 31 pp. 8vo. Printed paper wraps. Double column format. Disbound. First American Edition. John Stuart Mill was elected Rector (Honorary President) of the University of St. Andrews (Scotland). This is his Inaugural Address and lays out some of his views on education as well as contrasting the Scottish and English systems of higher education. He argues for a curriculum that includes both the sciences and liberal arts/humanities. He argues strongly for an emphasis on ancient languages, whose grammars form an introduction to the study of logic. Mathematics, he argues, is the the road to appreciate that truth is arrived at through reasoning. Logic (the theory of mathematics and physics) enhances the path to truth by teaching reasoning from premises (ratiocination) and from observation (induction). Less perfect sciences, like physiology, introduce the difficult questions of politics and social life as well as development and evolution. Liberal education requires us to know that controversies exist and this leads to tolerance and efforts to resolve controversy. Political economy, law and jurisprudence as well as international law should be parts of the liberal curriculum, too. Mill argues that the only effective religious education is "the parental - that of home and childhood." Incorporating religion into university studies has led only to dogma and repression. Poetry he considers too much undervalued. The moral being is our goal in our endeavors to enhance the quality of human life. The work of university education is not to foster pursuit of direct rewards, but to enable the enjoyment of disinterested rewards, those that come from deserving them. This American issue may possibly be the first separate printing, preceding the English publication by Longmans, Green, Reader and Dyer, also in 1867. Slight soiling of wrappers. Else, Very Good +. NUC #NM 0579772.
Price: $135.00

6801
[Jackson, Maria Elizabeth].- The Florist’s Manual; or, Hints for the Construction of a Gay Flower Garden. With Observations on the Best Methods of Preventing the Depredation of Insects. By the Authoress of Botanical Dialogues, and Sketches of the Physiology of Vegetable Life. London. Henry Colburn. 1827. 136 pp. Four Colored Plates and a Frontispiece 12mo. Half calf, tooled in the blind, with original pink paper covered boards. ? Third Edition Owner's signature in ink on front free end paper: "Sarah Ann Steinnach / Carlisle Tract(?) / Coosh(?) Harbour." A small manual of flowers for residential gardens, with 5 beautifully colored illustrations, showing layouts for the gardens and Orchis bulbs. The text has much on the principles of landscape gardening, various flowering plants and bulbous plants. Included is a catalogue of common herbaceous plants. Jackson was a reformer in female education, for which she was praised and recommended by Erasmus Darwin Lacks original title page and dedication. Has facsimile of title and dedication pages from First Edition, 1816. Lacks half of frontispiece. Owner's label applied to front pastedown. Else, Very Good.
Price: $300.00

7337
Whitehead, Alfred North.- Symbolism. Its Meaning and Effect. Barbour-Page Lectures. University of Virginia. 1927. New York. The Macmillan Company. 1927. 88 pp. Small 8vo. Blue publisher's cloth. T.e.g. First Edition. Owner’s pencilled notations on text. Whitehead reviews the concept of symbolism in animal experience and presents a very humanistic view of the role of symbolism, its utility and potential for error in human interaction with the universe. Fading of gilt publisher's name at tail of spine. Apart from pencilled notations, a Very Good copy.
Price: $40.00

9557
[Kramer. S.] How to Play Croquet. A Pocket Manual of Complete Instructions for All Players. Illustrated with Engravings and Diagrams, together with Rules of the Game, as Adopted by Professional and Amateur Clubs; Hints on Floor and Table Croquet and Definitions of Technical Terms. American Edition. New York. Selchow & Righter. 1878. 24 pp. Illustrated. Engraved by Russell Richardson. 12mo. Stiff paper wraps. New and Revised Edition. Ads for Parcheesi and "Our Donkey Party" (Pin the Tail on the Donkey) on verso of rear cover. A good early example of the rules of the game of Croquet with helpful hints as to play and a glossary of Croquet terminology. Pages yellowed. Small water stain on front cover. Few tiny chips from fore-edge of cover and title page. Short tear without loss in front and rear cover and on title page. Else, Very Good for a brittle and fragile item.
Price: $150.00

9629
Anonymous.- Interesting Facts about the U.S.S. Akron. N.P. (?Pennsylvania) ?Veedol Corporation. N.D. [1931] 4 pp. Profusely illustrated. 10 1/2" x 13". Unbound. First Edition. A 4 pp. rotogravure pamphlet in sepia. It celebrates the maiden flightof the U.S.S. Akron, the largest airship in the world, even larger than the Graf Zeppelin, carrying 115 passengers on September 23, 1931. Replete with interesting facts about airships and the Akron in particular. Its airship dock was so large that over 7 football fields fit in and clouds formed inside and rain fell with sudden temperature changes. Being filled with helium gas, it was non-inflammable, unlike the Hindenberg, which exploded with great loss of life on landing in New Jersey in 1936, effectively ending the prospects of airships as passenger conveyors. The Akron had swivel propellors and eight 12 cylindar Maybach motors with a total horsepower of 4480, till then the greatest horsepower of any vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine. The 4th page consists of an advertisement for Veedol Motor Oil. a Pennsylania brand. The motors of the Akron and the Graf Zeppelin, it is pointed out, were lubricated with Veedol Motor Oil. Few small chips at edges. Few creases fromold folds. Mild browning. Else, Very Good
Price: $55.00

9398
O'Dell, Stackpool E., and O'Dell, Geelossapuss E.- Phrenology: Essays and Studies. London. The London Phrenological Institution. 1899. 293 pp. + 3 pp. publisher's ads. Illustrated by G. E. O'Dell. 12mo. Red publisher's cloth. Gilt titling on front cover and spine. A.e.g. First Edition. A 19th Century British view of Phrenology. Comments, among others, on the heads of Swinburne, Herbert Spencer, Richard Wagner, Lord Kelvin and H. M. Stanley. Has the usual racist expressions. Inscription of Christmas Gift for 1901. Tucked inis a holographic letter (foxed) to the owner thanking him for the loan of the book. Abrasions and wear on covers, especially ends of spine, corners and edges. Shaken. Pages browning. Overall, Poor to Good.
Price: $45.00

9390
Shaw, O[liver].- [Sheet Music]. Gov. Arnold's March as Performed by the Providence Band. Composed and Respectfully Inscribed to His Excellency by O. Shaw.. Providence. O. Shaw. N.D. (ca. 1831–2) 2 pp. Engraved with elaborate title. Fo. Disbound. Spine reinforced archivally. First Edition. Music arranged for flute or violin and piano, with trumpet obbligato and trombone solo. Shaw (1779–1848) was a prominent musician and composer based, after 1807, in Providence, Rhode Island. Blind in one eye from an accident in youth, he lost sight in the other eye from a combination of yellow fever and taking nautical observations of the sun at age 21. He turned then from a seafaring career to music. An organist, an itinerant teacher, the founder of musical societies, he was also a prolific composer of sacred and secular music, widely performed. He represented, acording to DAB, "the emergence of the native [American] musician, after the great immigration of foreigners in the latter 18th century." Lemuel Hastings Arnold (1792–1852), a graduate of Dartmouth, a lawyer-businessman and Rhode Island legislator, was elected governor twice, 1831–1832. During the Dorr War, he was a member of the executive council. Later, he was a representative in Congress. Arnold was in the vanguard of the Whig movement in Rhode Island and in America. The question of extending the suffrage beyond propertied white males became a growing issue in Rhode Island, reaching its pinnacle in 1840–2, when it erupted in the Dorr rebellion. Arnold, as a member of the executive council, a quasi-legal (like many RI institutions to this day) fourth estate, played a role in quelling the rebellious mood of the populace without yielding on the suffrage issue. Nonetheless he was popular and the subject of this song by Shaw. While mentioned in DAB, and elsewhere, the song is not in Wolfe's extensive catalogue of Shaw's music (by reason of date of composition). Very Good DAB (for Shaw). Appleton's Cycloped. Am. Biog. (for Arnold). Mowry, Dorr War, 46–7. Wolfe, Secular Music in America, II, pp. 787–795.
Price: $75.00

9394
Baedeker, Karl.- Allemagne. Manuel du Voyageur par Karl Baedeker. Avec 43 Cartes et 112 Plans. Leipzig. Karl Baedeker, Publisher. 1914. 563 pp. Illustrated. 12mo. Red publisher's cloth, embossed in the blind. Gilt titling on spine and front cover. A.e.marbled. Red and blue ribbon markers. Fourteenth Edition, Revised and brought up to date. A very good early Baedeker, of Germany, complete with all maps, street plans panoramas and views. The French edition. The large folding map of Berlin in grey covers is present at rear. Owner's signature on front free end paper. Very Good + .
Price: $100.00

9395
Baedeker, Karl.- Belgique et Hollande. Y Compris Le Luxembourg. Manuel du Voyageur par Karl Baedeker. Avec 19 Cartes, 36 Plans de Ville, etc. Leipzig. Karl Baedeker, Publisher. 1910. 500 pp. Illustrated. 12mo. Red publisher's cloth, embossed in the blind. Gilt titling on spine and front cover. A.e.marbled. Red and blue ribbon markers. Nineteenth Edition, Revised and brought up to date. A very good early Baedeker, of the Low Countries, complete with all maps, street plans panoramas and views. The French edition. Slight wear at ends ofspine and at corners.Short tear at foot of rear hinge. Else, Very Good .
Price: $75.00

9429
Anonymous.- The Story of the Three Bears. Portland, ME. Francis Blake. N.D. [ca. 1845–1850]. 14 pp. Illustrations (wood) engraved by W. Roberts. 12mo. Illustrated self wraps. A nice edition of the classic story of Silver-Hair (today, Goldilocks) and the Three Bears. Each page of text or illustration bordered in a twisted ivy vine, The engravings are well done. A wood engraver, W[illiam] Roberts, was active in New York from 1846 to 1876. Spine reinforced by paper strip. Soiling. Corners dog-eared. Pp. 3/4 detached at spine. Some illustrations crudely colored with watercolor; some offsetting. Else, Good. Not in NUC. Groce & Wallace, Dict. Artists in Am., p. 540.
Price: $45.00

9501
[Vanity Fair Print] Ward. Leslie (pseudonym: Spy).- Customs. [Lord Cottesloe]. From Vanity Fair, July 22, 1876. Lithography by Vincent Brooks Day & Son. London Vanity Fair Magazine. 1876. 1 pp. Fo. Disbound and untrimmed. First Edition. A great image of Thomas Francis Fremantle, Baron Cottesloe (1798–1890]. An Oxford graduate and Conservative MP, he rose successively to Cabinet ranks, first as a secretary of the Treasury, then Secretary of War, ChiefSecretary of Ireland, and ultimately Chairman of the Board of Customs for 27 years. One of Spy's best. Minimal browning, chiefly in margins. Mild soiling and bumping of corners, in margins. Else, Very Good. Concise DNB.
Price: $100.00

9496
Bennett, Rev. John.- Strictures on Female Education. Chiefly as It Relates to the Culture of the Heart. Worcester, MA. Isaiah Thomas, Jun. 1795. 193 pp. + 2 pp. publisher's catalogue. 12mo. (3 1/2" x 5 1/2") Full calf. Red leather label on spine. First American Edition. The author begins with the notion of the equality of the sexes and is appalled by the neglect that the education of women has been afforded. He criticises Lord Chesterfield for his libels of women in his letters to his son. The author challenges the universal consignment of women to domestic drudgery. The education of females should capitalize on those qualities of character typical of women and amplify their social role. Bennett opposes boarding schools and schools for women teaching only the social graces. He favors a nurturing, home-based and Christianity-based education. An important publication by the premier American publisher of the 18th Century. Shaken. Covers scuffed. Browning of pages. Pages 87/8, 89/90, 91/2, 93/4 and 179/80 torn without loss of text. All is present inareparable copy of an unusual early American title.
Price: $325.00

9194
Anonymous.- Aeronauticks and Aerostaticks, or the Art of Flying. Two Articles in The Family Magazine or Monthly Abstract of General Knowledge. Illustrated with Several Hundred Engravings. Volume II, pp. 223–4 and 267–271, 1843. Philadelphia. Burgess & Zeiber. 1843. 408 pp. 8vo. Disbound. First Edition. Two early articles on flying. The first is a review of lighter-than-air flying and a brief history of the experiments of Lana, the Montgolfiers, the Roberts et al. The second article is about early ideas for heavier-than-air flying, based on studies of birds and other natural phenomena. This is illustrated with several plans for airplanes based on these principles as developed by Thomas Walker in 1810. Other articles in this volume include several on meteors and astronomy, the expeditions of John Franklin to find the Northwest Passage, China, etc. and poetry by Bulwer-Lytton. N. P. Willis, Mrs. Sigourney, et al. Lacks binding and endpapers. Foxed. Else, Good +.
Price: $75.00

9361
Baedeker, Karl.- Italy. Handbook for Travellers by K. Baedeker. Second Part: Central Italy and Rome. With 14 Maps, 49 Plans, A Panorama of Rome, a View of the Forum Romanum, and the Arms of the Popes since1417. Leipzig. Karl Baedeker, Publisher. 1904. 470 pp. + 18 pp. Index of streets.12mo. Red publisher's cloth, embossed in the blind. Gilt titling on spine and front cover. A.e.marbled. Red and black ribbon markers. Fourteenth Edition, Revised. Illustrated. A very good early Baedeker, of Rome, complete with all maps, street plans panoramas and views. Free ticket to the Sacred Apostolic Palace tucked in. Owner's signature on front free end paper. Very Good + .
Price: $100.00

9036
Berkeley, Hon. G. F., and Roche, Alex[ande]r. D.- My Love He Gave Me Roses Fair. A Ballad. Written by Berkeley; Music by Roche. New York. Dubois and Stodart N.D. [1822–1834] 4 pp. Fo. Disbound. First Edition. Fisher, 150 Years of Music Publ. America, p. 98. An early 19th century ballad about the evanescence of love. William Dubois, a French clarinetist, singer and composer, was a pioneer publisher , having come to America in 1795 and opened a music store in 1813. In 1822 he entered into partnership with Stodart on Broadway. After 1834, he had various partners until 1854. Not in Wolfe, Dichter's Handbook or the website of the 19th Century Music Project. Mild browning of edges. Else, Very Good.
Price: $45.00

9215
Bryk, Felix.- Voodoo-Eros. Ethnological Studies in the Sex-Life of the African Aborigines. New York. Privately Printed for Subscribers. 1933. 251 pp. 8vo. Brown linen cloth covered boards, embossed on front cover with gilt illustrations and gilt titling on spine and front cover. T.e. staoned red Revised Edition of Voodoo-Eros, a translation of Negro-Eros von Felix Bryk. Copiously illustrated with photographs.Copy Number 483 of 500 copies, sold only by subscription to physicians and adult students of sexology and anthropology. Introduction by Dr. Albert Moll, a noted student of sexual studies. Extensive discussion of clothing and ornament, marriage, prostitution, body habitus and manipulation, entertainment, skin decoration, circumcision, intercourse, masturbation, venereal disease, etc. Minimal wear at ends of spine. Else, Very Good.
Price: $150.00

9120
Tuwim, Julian.- Wiersze dla Dzieci. Illustrated by Olga Siemaszko. Warsaw, Poland. Nasza Ksiegarnia. 1955. 4to. Illustrated paper covered boards with cloth spine. First Edition. A children's book of verse by Tuwin, illustrated in color by Siemaszko. The full-color illustrations are lighthearted and plentiful. Published in Poland. The verse has a lilt reminiscent of Dr. Seuss. Signed by the author, Julian Tuwim on frontispiece portrait.
Price: $100.00

8840
8840 Blackstone, Harry.- First Edition. Blackstone's Secrets of Magic. New York. George Sully and Company. 1929. Magic Pages 265 pp.8vo. Tan publisher's pictorial cloth, lettered in black with silhouette on spine. First Edition. Illustrated. A nice copy of a much reprinted classic on magic in its first edition. Possible ghost written by Walter B. Gibson. Slight wear at ends of spine and corners. End paper starting at rear hinge. Else, Very Good.
Price: $85.00

8863
8863 [Broadside].- First Edition. In a Large 4-Pole Tent in the Principal Part of Town / Bowman the Wizard in His New Marvelous Entertainment of Magic Mirth Mystery. N.P. [?San Francisco]. Sterrett Show Printing Co. N.D. [ca. 1900-1910] Magic Pages 1 p. 7 1/8" W x 18 1/4" H Unbound Sheet. First Edition. Three fascinating illustrations. Ricky Jay, Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women, pp. 126–142. A printed broadside advertising a grand magic show featuring Bowman the Wizard, a Cabinet of Wonders, The Original Cushman (a practioner of Black Arts of East India), Al. Bowman (a ventriloquist), a Punch and Judy Show and the famous mind reader, Mrs. Ethel Cushman. In addition, a laughable comedy farce willl be presented each night. We are fortunately promised to hear Prof. Wheaton on the violin, accompanied by Miss Viola Cushman. All in all, a grand family affair, and for only 25¢, adult admission, 10¢ for children. The broadside was printed at 532 Clay St., S.F. The headline of the broadside promised Bodie on May 4 & 5. Walford Bodie, M.D. was billed as the British Barnum. Born Samuel Murphy Brodie in 1869 of Scots Presbyterian parents, he learned magic and ventriloquism as a child and appeared onstage early in his youth, later taking his first name from his brother-in-law, a theatrical manager. He had a long and distinguished career, but was dogged by court cases and controversy. Protesting American capital punishment by a skit involving the use of an electric chair he had acquired from his correspondent Harry Houdini, he used hypnotism widely and to good stage purpose. Bodie inspired mimics and both militant and comic attacks. Torpedoed at sea by a submarine in 1916, he acted heroically, but his career was already in eclipse and the lawsuits took their toll. All in all, a fascinating rare California broadside from near the time of the great San Francisco earthquake. Near Fine.
Price: $190.00

8303
8303 Chielens, Edward E.- American Literary Magazines. The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. New York. Greenwood Press. 1986. Books on Books Pages 504 pp.8vo. Blue Publisher's Cloth. First Edition. A useful guide to literary periodicals of the time. Recorded are: successive name changes; publishers; editors; publication history; contents; and bibliography for each magazine. Quite comprehensive. As New.
Price: $37.00

8844
Ganilh, George, Advocate.- An Inquiry into the Various Systems of Political Economy; Their Advantages and Disadvantages, and the Theory Most Favourable to the Increase of National Wealth. Translated from the French by D. Boileau,Author of "An Introduction to the Stury of Political Economy," &c. New York. Peter A. Mesier. 1812. Pages 492 pp.8vo in 4's. Full tree calf with page edges marbled in bright yellow and gray. Red leather spine label lettered in gilt. First American Edition. Am. Imprints 25488. Kress B5988. NUC 0038840. An "Advertisement" by the translator, himself a political economist, calls attention of English speaking audience to this seminal work written in the aftermath (1809) of the French Revolution by a distinguished French economist. Malthus, himself, considered Ganilh's criticism of Adam Smith on productive labor to have validity. Ganilh (1758–1836) was a member of the Committee of Public Safety in the French Revolution, and, as a member of the mercantile school, here analyzes critically Adam Smith and others on wealth, capital and labor, the critical ingredients in political economy, thereby anticipating Ricardo and others. Covers worn at spine ends and corners with abrasions. Chip from spine in lower third. Slight browning of pages, but text block outstanding. Printing done beautifully. Owner's signature lightly in pencil from 1857 on title page. Penciled inscription on front pastedown: "Purchased at a second hand book stall in the rear of the Post Office New York, L. C. Greene. July, 1847. price 50 cents."A near fine copy (except for covers, which areeasily restorable)of an important work of political economy .from the early 19th century.
Price: $325.00

8292
Gilbert, W. S. Iolanthe or The Peer or the Peri, An Entirely Original Fairy Opera Written by W. S. Gilbert. Composed by Arthur Sullivan. Authors of "Patience," " The Pirates of Penzance," "Pinafore," etc., etc. In Two Acts. Arranged from the Full Score by Berthold Tours for the Piano-Forte. N.P. (?Philadelphia). J. M. Stoddart & Co. 1883. Pages 77 pp. + 1 p. Publ.Ads.4to. Privately Bound in Contemporary Half Black Calf and Linen Covered Panels and Gilt Titling. Sewn. Authorized Copyright Edition. First American Edition. Concise Dict. Natl Biography, pp. 52 , 1110. Fuld, pp. 286–7. Privately bound into a volume labeled on the spine "Music" with three other contemporary operettas with titles in gilt on front cover and owner's initials "C.C.P." also in gilt on front cover. In addition to "Iolanthe," the volume contains: (1) "La Mascotte, Opera Comique. Music by Edmond Audran. Piano Solo," 92 pp., Boston, Oliver Ditson & Co., N.D. (2) "The Popular Opera of The Bohemian Girl. Composed by M[ichael] W[illiam] Balfe. Arranged as a Solo for the Pianoforte. Chappell's Musical Magazine. Edited by Edward F. Rimbault." London, Chappell and Co. N.D. [1844], 48 pp. (3) "Evangeline." American: Opera: Bouffe. Libretto by J. Cheever Goodwin, Music by Edward E. Rice. Arranged for Piano. New York, T. B. Harms & Co., 55 pp., 1877. Balfe (1808–70) was a violinist/composer who worked in Milan, Paris and London. His "Bohemian Girl" was most successfully produced in London in 1843. Rimbault (1816–76) was an organist and editor who founded the Musical Antiquarian Society. Goodwin was a popular dramatist of the late 19th Century. In addition to "Evangeline," his works include "The Sleeping Beauty and the Beast," "The Rogers Brothers in Harvard" and others. Browning of Pages of "Evangeline," Only. Wear at ends of spine and corners. Else, Fine.
Price: $250.00

8792
Lovecraft, H. P.- History of the Necromicon. Being a Short, but Complete Outline of the History of This Book, Its Author, Its Various Translations and Editions from the Time of the Writing (A. D. 730) of the Necromicon to the Present Day. West Warwick, RI. Necromicon Press. 1989. Occult & Spiritualism Pages 7 pp.4to. Illustrated orange paper wraps. Limited Memorial Edition. Fifth Printing. Joshi, IA13c (for the Third Edition, the first with the Joshi "Afterword." Original;ly published under the imprint of Wilson H. Shepherd, The Rebel Press of Oakman, Alabama in 1980. According to Joshi, Lovecraft conceived of this hoax-essay rather early in his career and, with it, fostered an engaging set of rumors, parodies and misperceptions. The original limited edition of this pamphlet is one of the rarest of Lovecraft's works. Even this reprint is unusual. Near Fine.
Price: $25.00

8749
[Magazine]. Wilson, A. M. (Editor).- The Sphinx, Volume XXV, No. 5, July, 1926. Kansas City, MO. A. M. Wilson, M. D., for the Society of American Magicians. 1926. Pages Pp. 129–152.4to. Illustrated printed paper covers. First Edition. Numerous Illustrations. A pot pourri of magic material: News on magic from all regions of America . Cover features portrait of Joe Berg. Articles on broadcsting magic, vest pocket magic etc. Much "how to." Many ads. Harry Houdini was President of the Society of American Magicians that year and is listed here. Browning at edge. Slight chipping at edges. Else, Very Good.
Price: $28.00

8094
[Peirce, Augustus], Tau , The Pi (Editors and Patrons). (pseud.: Enginae Societatis Poeta).- The Rebelliad; or, Terrible Transactions at the Seat of the Muses; a Poem in Four Cantos, Auctore Enginae Societatis Poeta. Edited and Patronised by the Pi Tau. Comic frontispiece drawn by J. Phillips, engraved by F.E. Worcester (identified from First Edition). Cambridge, MA. Welch, Bigelow, and Company. 1863. Pages 77 pp. Cast of Characters on Unnumbered page at Rear. Green Publisher's Cloth. Second Edition, by Private Subscription. S. Hamilton, Early American Book Illustrators & Wood Engravers, (1968) I, #1167. Harvard University Item. Author Presumably of Class of 1818 (Med. Fac.). This Copy Inscribed by "G. T. W. Ware/ for/ W. T. I." (N.D.). Editor’s Preface Dated 1842. A Comic Poem of Student Rebellion vs. the University Administration. Scarce (we have also handled a copy of the First Edition of 1842). Front free flyleaves slightly stained. Covers with small bubbles. Rear hinge starting internally. Else, Very Good. Hamilton makes note of the work of Phillips and Worcester for this volume, which is specifically cited.
Price: $225.00

8823
[Playbill] Mme. Ricard, of Boston, Humorist and Impersonator. We're All Interested in the Library. Town Hall, Middleboro, Friday Ev'g, Apr. 9, '80 [1880]. Middleboro, MA. The Committee [for the Library]. 1880. Pages 1 p.4 3/4" x 8 3/4" Unbound and unmounted. First Edition. A theatrical broadside announcing the appearance of a Boston performer, a humorist and impersonator. The first half of the program consists of Mme. Ricard reciting poems, songs and parodies. The second half presents Mme. Ricard in impersonations of public figures and noted actresses in their most famous roles. These include Charlotte Cushman, America's most illustrious actress until her then recent (1878) death, as Meg Merilles, and Mme. Janauschek, the Prague-born actress noted for the finest jewelry on stage, all presents from royal and other admirers, as Lady Macbeth. To accommodate the expectedly large audience, the performance had been moved to Town Hall. One can suspect that the parodies of Cushman, Janauschek and Gen. B. F, Butler by Mme. Ricard were well crafted. It is reassuring to note that the New England Organ came from the warerooms of Gad Robinson. Two faint small water stains. Else, Near Fine.
Price: $80.00

8877
Simenon, Georges.- Maigret to the Rescue. Translated from the French by Geoffrey Sainsbury. New York. Harcourt, Brace and Company. 1941. Pages 309 pp.8vo. Mustard colored publisher's cloth, illustrated on front cover with silhouette of Inspector Maigret. First American Edition. Queen's Quorum, 138. Two characteristic novelettes by Simenon, including The Flemish Shop and The "Guinguette" by the Seine, in their First Edition. Ellery Queen describes Simenon as "the middle-class detective hero of France....., alternately peevish-perplexed and patient-persevering, a bloodhound on the scent and a bistro-hound on the Seine." All this is clear in "Maigret to the Rescue." Covers soiled and slight wear to edges. Scattered foxing and browning of pages. Owner's signature and initial on front free end paper and pastedown. Lacks D.J. Else, Good +.
Price: $55.00

8795
Trenck, Baron Frederic.- The Life of Baron Frederic Trenck; Containing His Adventures, His Cruel and Excessive Sufferings, during Ten Years Imprisonment, at the Fortress of Magdeburg, by Command of the Late King of Prussia; also Anecdotes, Historical Political and Personal; and, The History of Francis Baron Trenck, a Partizan Colonel, and Commander in Chief of the Pandours, in the Service of Her Majesty the Empress-Queen; Written by Frederic Baron Trenck, as a Necessary Supplement to His Own History. Albany, NY. Thomas Spencer. 1794. Pages 345 pp.12mo. Contemporary brown calf with red leather label on spine. Gilt lettering and decoration of label. First American Edition. Beeeton's Dictionary of Universal Biography. Baron Trenck (1726–1794) was a Prussian born soldier of fortune, who parlayed his connections, a wild spirit, a charming manner and aggression into a career of military service to the King of Prussia (Frederick the Great). He was quick to take offense and won a number of duels. A charmer, he bedded well among the high born, beautiful and wealthy women of Germany, Russia and Sweden, receiving from them sexual favors, political protection and large sums of money. With his high jinks and general dereliction of duty, he incurred the wrath of Frederick and spent 10 years in Magdeburg prison. These years were not free of adventure, near escapes and influence peddling. He had Austrian connections, but eventually he went to Paris to study the revolution. There he ran afoul of the Directorate and was guillotined as an Austrian spy. These memoirs were originally published in 1787 and translated in England by Thomas Holcroft. They provided a model for William Godwin's novel, "Things as They Are." Wear to ends of spine hinges and covers. Corners worn. Owner's signature on title: "Wm. G. Hoppin (of the family of the prominent 19th century Rhode Island artist)." Lacks front free endpaper and possibly frontispiece, if latter was ever bound in this copy. (Following the title page is a description of the details of an illustration of the imprisoned Trenck in shackles, with a penciled execution of this scene on the reverse of this plate description). Browning and foxing of text. A few small tears at margins. Lacks a corner of last page, minimally encroaching on next to the last word of the footnote to the Conclusion. Else, a tight, Good+ copy of a scarce item.
Price: $200.00

8524
Barrow, John.- A Description of Pitcairn's Island and Its Inhabitants with an Authentic Account of the Mutiny of the Ship Bounty, and of the Subsequent Fortunes of the Mutineers. New York. J. & J. Harper. 1832. 303 pp. + Publisher's Ads in front and on rear cover. Two frontispiece illustrations, one of Tahiti drawn by Webber and one of Pitcairn's Island drawn by Smith. Both were engraved by Ellman & Pilbrow. 12mo. Brown cloth covered boards. printed on cloth. First American Edition. Volume No. XXXI of Harper's Family Library. The American edition of Barrow's "Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty." The original edition was published in 1831. Barrow, after whom the northern poit of Alaska is named, was Secretary to the Admiralty and later wrote also on Arctic exploration. Wear at edges and corners of boards. Spine detaached, but present. foxed. Acquisition no. 325 of Pittsfield Social Library in 1832, but no other library marks.Tight copy. Else, Very Good.
Price: $325.00

8499
Sayers, Dorothy (Editor).- The Omnibus of Crime. New York. Payson and Clarke Ltd. 1929. 1177 pp. 8vo. Black publisher's cloth with orange titling on spine. First American Edition. A fine selection and classification of the mystery story with a famous 39 page introduction by Dorothy Sayers. Wear at ends of spine. Internal hinges cracking. Slightl shaken. A generally Good copy of this fragile and much revered item.
Price: $34.00

8473
Hedge, Levi. - Elements of Logick; or a Summary of the General Principles and Different Modes of Reasoning. Cooperstown, NY. H. & F. Phinney. 1845. 178 pp. 12mo. Contemporary tan calf and black label on spine. Gilt lettering and ruling. Later, Stereotype Edition. Levi Hedge (1766–1844) was Professor of Logic and Metaphysics and, later, of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy and Civil Polity at Harvard University. He resigned in 1830 because of paralysis. His "System of Logick" was first published in 1816 and went through many editions in English and German. Like others at Harvard, he was a prominent disciple of philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment, emphasizing reason and moral sense and Platonism. This marriage of natural science with morals and religion contrasted with the "common sense" philosophy at Princeton, the latter ultimately degenerating into a form of pedantry. Scottish philosophy invaded America in the early 1800's and emphasized intellectual philosophy and the scientific basis of moral philosophy, introducing the notion of hypothesis in the study of nature as a supplement to the logical constructs of induction and deduction. The early editions of Hedge's tome were published in Cambridge, at first by the University printers. This Cooperstown imprint is unusual. Front hinge cracked , but held by cords. rear hinge starting internally. Top 1 1/2" of spine taped. Foxed. Lacks front free end paper. Text Good. Appleton Cyclopedia Am Biog. Schneider, History Am.Phil., Columbia, 1947. Am. Imp.45-3098, for this edition. Earlier editions Am.Imp.#37823 (1816); #44295 (1818); #16498 (1821); etc.
Price: $130.00

8472
[Magazine]. Wilson, A. M. (Editor).- The Sphinx, Volume XXVII, No. 7, September, 1928. Kansas City, MO. A. M. Wilson, M. D., for the Society of American magicians. 1928. Pp. 293–344. Numerous Illustrations. 4to. Illustrated printed paper covers. First Edition. A pot purri of magic material: News on magic from all regions of America , U. F. Grant on card tricks (Cover feature portrait of Grant, a long article on "Presdigitorial Psychology" by Oscar S. Teale, and an Amateur Department. Much "how to." Browning at edge. Wear at spine. Else, Very Good.
Price: $28.00

8400
Chandler, Raymond.- The Long Good-Bye. London. Hamish Hamilton. 1953. 320 pp. Small 8vo. Red publisher's cloth with silver titling. First Edition. The true first edition of arguably the best Philip Marlow adventure. One of Chandler's last, also. Slight marking of front cover. Lacks D.J. Else, Very Good.
Price: $185.00

8314
Warde[e], Arthur Sarsfield (pseud.: Sax Rohmer).- The Trail of Fu Manchu. Garden City, NY. Doubleday, Doran & Company (for The Crime Club, Inc.) 1934 8vo. Decorated Publisher's Cloth in Yellow on Black. First Edition. Dr. Fu Manchu was created by Ward[e] in 1913 and was the subject of many novels, gradually reforming and working for the League of Nations. This is a sinister tale of Fu Manchu's deviltry with the cast of Fu Manchu, his daughter Fah Lo Suee, the illustrious detective Denis Nayland Smith and the exotic Fleurette. Some consider this one of Rohmer's best. He was at the peak of his popularity in the 1930's. Slight wear to ends of spine and corners. Decoration very bright. Very Good. Barzun & Taylor, #2898. Reilly, pp. 772–5.
Price: $150.00

8533
"A Lady".- Plants and Birds; Illustrated with Coloured Engravings. For Young Children. New York. S. Colman. 1840. 112 pp, including publsher's ads. Three Colored illustrations inserted. Small 8mo. Brown publisher's cloth with gilt titling on cover. First Edition. A dialogue between Mary and her mother concerning her drawings of birds, insects, etc. Lacks spine. Front cover detached. Erasures of pencilling on front end papers. Foxing. Overall Poor, but Good for a children's book of this era.
Price: $40.00


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