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Uncle Dan

By Poulson, Jane Wilson

Toledo, Ohio, 1914. Wraps. Fine. Privately printed memorial piece dedicated by the author to her uncle, Daniel C. Shaw (1839 - 1904), a Toledo businessman who served with the 13th Illinois, which was the first volunteer regiment raised for three years' service. Shaw was detailed as wagon master and served under General Curtis. His regiment participated in battles and skirmishes at Springfield, Mo.; Arkansas at Arkansas Post, Champion Hills, Black River Bridge, the Siege of Vicksburg, Missionary Ridge, and Madison Station. He was an eyewitness to the famous charge on Missionary Ridge, which drove the Confederates back to Ringold Gap, Georgia. 4to, frontispiece photographic portrait, [17] pp, not paginated. Gray gilt suede covers, titled "Uncle Dan" at front wrapper, cord bound, gilt end papers. OCLC: 993877996 records only one copy, at Bowling Green State University.

$175.00

Sketches Abroad Made During a Nine Months Tour Through a part of Spain, Italy, France and the So. Kensington Museum
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Sketches Abroad Made During a Nine Months Tour Through a part of Spain, Italy, France and the So. Kensington Museum

By Schweinfurth, Julius A.

Boston: Ticknor, 1888. Limited edition of 250 copies. Hardcover. Good + condition. The complete suite of plates, lacking the cloth portfolio. 30 sketches made by the noted Boston architect, artist and designer during a European tour. Schweinfurth is noted for his design for the American Fine Arts Society Building in New York City, the Brookline Police Station, and buildings on the Wellesley College campus. Plates include architectural sketches of details of cathedrals in France: Paris, Poitiers, Angouleme, Lamballe, as well as French manor houses & chateaux; Italy: Venice, Florence, Urbino; and Spain: Cordoba. Lacking the portfolio, otherwise complete, with title page and 30 plates. Title page slightly toned at left and right margins, plates slightly ruffled at edges, otherwise bright and clean. OCLC: 1512145.

$150.00

Greenland.  Its Nature, Inhabitants, and History
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Greenland. Its Nature, Inhabitants, and History

By Krabbe, Thomas N.

Copenhagen & London: Levin & Munksgaard, OUP, 1930. Hardcover. Very good overall. Compelling images taken by the Danish physician and photographer Krabbe, focussing on the way of life and the inhabitants (Danish Greenlanders and indigenous Greenlandic Inuit people) of this isolated Arctic area. The original front wrapper loosely inserted. Text printed in 2 columns, in Danish and English. Small folio, xvi, 129 pp, 170 b&w photographic plates, 1 color map. Deaccessed from the Brooklyn Public Library; call numbers lettered base of spine; library stamps at plate corners. Green gilt library cloth binding, slightly rubbed spine ends; text and plates bright and clean. OCLC: 5202572.

$95.00

The Naturalist's Library. Mammalia. Vol. XI. Marsupialia or Pouched Animals
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The Naturalist's Library. Mammalia. Vol. XI. Marsupialia or Pouched Animals

By Jardine, William. G.R. Waterhouse

Edinburgh: W. H. Lizars, 1841. Hardcover. Very good. Small 8vo, xvi, 323 pp, 3/4 black leather and maroon buckram boards, gilt titles in 5 compartments on spine, hand colored portrait of John Barclay, and a memoir of Barclay, 34 other hand colored plates bound at rear. Spine chipped at head, rubbed at edges and corners. Internally very clean, a beautiful copy.

$175.00

Examples of Gothic Architecture; selected from various Ancient Edifices in England: Consisting of Plans, Elevations, Sections, and Parts at Large ... Accompanied by Historical and Descriptive Accounts.  3 Volumes
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Examples of Gothic Architecture; selected from various Ancient Edifices in England: Consisting of Plans, Elevations, Sections, and Parts at Large ... Accompanied by Historical and Descriptive Accounts. 3 Volumes

By Pugin, A.

London: Henry G. Bohn, 1850. Hardcover. Good condition. Three volumes complete of the standard reference for Gothic architecture for over a century, a collection of over 200 detailed architectural plates of important Gothic edifices. Large 4to, xviii, 66 pp, plates; xxiv, 63 pp, plates; xvii, 93 pp. Green cloth covers, ex library, with numbers base of spine. Covers rubbed, dusty, spines split, spine labels chipped; loose in bindings. Tide marks lower edge of plates, Volume I & II. Bound in the original cloth with title piece applied to spine of each. As is. OCLC: 154178072.

$175.00

The Glorious Orient; Egypt, The Holy Land, India, Australia, China and Japan
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The Glorious Orient; Egypt, The Holy Land, India, Australia, China and Japan

By Garcey, L.J.

New York and London: Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company, 1905. Staplebound. Very good condition. Descriptive information on each of the areas travelled, including a list of the P & O fleet at back, and a folded map. Modest description of Western Australia with a glowing report of development due to gold. "The discovery of payable gold changed the waste places (wide tracts of waterless waste land) into prosperous townships..." Many b&w, and some color illustrations; not found in Trove 8vo, 96pp, staple bound with pictorial stiff paper wraps glued, folding map at rear. Paper wraps separated from contents. Wraps with glue residue on spine, spine tips ruffled, edges rubbed. Internally very clean. OCLC: 35036323 at 4 libraries. Not found in Trove.

$145.00

Brunswick Tram, in Melbourne, Australia, photograph
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Brunswick Tram, in Melbourne, Australia, photograph

By [Melbourne; Photography]

1880. Otherwise very good condition. A photograph of a tram with "Brunswick" along its side, and 'Sydney Road' visible above the tram window, as well as Chinese characters. Tram travels along a busy street in front of a large bank on the corner with many horse drawn carriages, pedestrians, and a man on a bicycle - possibly a penny farthing. A pole for electric lines positioned in front of the bank. Ads on the side of another building: 'Craig Williamson Thomas'. 8 x 5 5/8", silver gelatin photo, watermarked paper at lower left "L + L" with two crossed swords. Bottom edge slt. chipped.

$95.00

The Voyage of the Challenger.  The Atlantic.  A Preliminary Account of the General Results of the Exploring Voyage of H.M.S. "Challenger" during the Year 1873 and the early part of the Year 1876
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The Voyage of the Challenger. The Atlantic. A Preliminary Account of the General Results of the Exploring Voyage of H.M.S. "Challenger" during the Year 1873 and the early part of the Year 1876

By Thomson, C. Wyville

London: Macmillan, 1877. 1st UK edition. Hardcover. Good + condition. This is the first British edition; the American edition was published a year later. A landmark scientific expedition, the first to collect data on a range of ocean features, including ocean currents, chemistry, ocean temperatures, sea water, marine life, and the geology of the sea floor. The account of the Challenger, which voyaged 3 years around the world and was one of the most important scientific expeditions of the nineteenth century. Wyville Thomson lead the team of scientists on this expedition and here produces the results from the Atlantic portion of the voyage. 2 volumes, royal 8vo. Vol 1: portrait frontispiece, xxix, [4] pp, 424pp, 14 plates, numerous vignettes and woodcuts. Vol 2: folding frontispiece map, xiv, 396 pp, [iv] ads, 28 plates, vignettes, woodcuts. All edges marbled. Original three quarter green leather and marbled boards. Corners rubbed, cracking along spine edges but holding, small perforation top edge front cover of Vol. 2; overall a pleasing copy, the plates bright and clean, of a scarce work. Previous owner bookplates Vol 1, John Clavell Mansel-Pleydell (armorial) & Esther Addenbrooke. Spence 1197.

$250.00

The Science of Double Entry Book-keeping, Simplified, Arranged and Methodized
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The Science of Double Entry Book-keeping, Simplified, Arranged and Methodized

By Colt, John Caldwell

New York: Nafis & Cornish, 1846. 12th edition. Hardcover. Good + condition. A well used early American book keeping instructional work, written by a jack of all trades, authority on bookkeeping, convicted murderer and brother of Samuel Colt, the famous firearm maker. In the original boards, with the original owner's name, A. J. Anderson of Charleston SC. Anderson was born in 1815 and became a merchant. The second owner's name, George Rome at the front paste down. Numerous notes, sketches, calculations, on both paste downs and the last page of text. 8vo, 188pp. Halt tan calf and marbled boards, gilt title at spine (Colt's Book Keeping); the original owners paper labels at front board. OCLC: 27945534 records 3 copies, at Hamilton College, UCal Berkeley & UCal N Reg Lib.

$125.00

"Naval Sham Fight" Sydney Harbour, one of 5 photos in and around Sydney: with  International Exhibition Building after the fire, and native animals
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"Naval Sham Fight" Sydney Harbour, one of 5 photos in and around Sydney: with International Exhibition Building after the fire, and native animals

By [New South Wales; Photography]

1882. Very good condition. A photographic album page with images of 'A Naval Sham Fight in Sydney Harbor' on April 16th, 1881 with many horse drawn buggies and people observing. Trove locates a similar image of the Naval Sham Fight in Sydney, at the State Library NSW, call number SPF/1013. Obviously by the same photographer, this is the next snap in a series, this one includes the other ships taking part in the engagement. Below are images of 'Native Cats" and a "Native Bear". On verso, a photo of a painting of the Sydney International Exhibition Building with an albumen photo below of the same entitled, Exhibition Hall "After its destruction by fire" showing partial walls and much debris. The Hall burned in 1882. Images laid down on stock 9 1/4 x 11 3/4", images are 8 x 6", 8 x 4.5" ,7.5 x 5 1/4". Smaller are 3 3/4 x 3". Stock is toned, chip at bottom and corners, not affecting images; images are very clear.

$225.00

The Rudiments of Geography: Being a Concise Description of the Various Kingdoms, States, Empires, Countries, and Islands in the World

By Hubbard, John

Barnard, VT: Joseph Dix, 1814. Sixth Edition revised and corrected. Hardcover. Good - condition. East and West Florida as Spanish America, in a geography text with important history of the contemporary US states in a lengthy section titled "The United States, exclusive of Louisiana", pp 40 - 110. Includes descriptions of the contemporary territories, and concludes with Mississippi Territory, Territory of Louisiana, and "Spanish America, East and West Florida ... governed by a viceroy appointed by the king of Spain" (p 109). Unusual Vermont imprint. 12mo, 239pp. In the original half plain calf and wooden boards, the front board wrapped in brown paper, the rear board missing. General browning of text, but paper sound; printed previous owner name at front end paper. OCLC: 252421014 records 3 copies, the NY Historical Society Library, Syracuse University, and Teachers College Columbia.

$75.00

10 Carte de Visite photos of Bathurst New South Wales, and 2 stereoscopic views of Elmira, NY
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10 Carte de Visite photos of Bathurst New South Wales, and 2 stereoscopic views of Elmira, NY

By [New South Wales; Photography]

1881. A photographic album page with images of Bathurst New South Wales on one side, and Elmira New York on verso by an unidentified photographer. Bathurst images include the Wesleyan Church and lecture hall, train station with men posing, Town Hall with a man in a top hat in front, Old Bathurst Hospital, William Street with Leadenhall Market and horse drawn buggies and wagons in the foreground, Station (police?), Town Hall & Court House, a second shot of William Street with H.J. Kelk Importer, Grocer, Iron monger on a store front. The verso has 2 images of Bathurst: the School of Arts, and an English Church, the other two are stereoviews of Water Street with a horse exhibition or race of some kind and the Van Akins residence in Elmira, NY. Images affixed to stock 9 1/4 x 11 3/4", most images are 4 1/8 x 2 1/8", stereoviews are 7 1/8 x 4 1/4", images very clear.

$225.00

Fiji and Tahiti, 2 photographic images
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Fiji and Tahiti, 2 photographic images

1880. Very good condition. Photograph of an impressive colonial home in Fiji on one side. A birdhouse sits in a large tree in the foreground, with carvings in the bark. Women and men sitting on the ground near wagons and some standing on the large wraparound porch. On the verso is a view of Tahiti, with mountains in the background, palms and shrubs in the foreground with a young family. Possible initials in the lower right corner of Fiji image "HP" or "dH". Images (Fiji 9 1/2 x 7 1/2"; Tahiti 9 1/8 x 7") are laid down on stock (11 5/8 x 9 1/4"). Stock is toned, Tahiti image has 3 small chips at bottom not affecting image. Images are very clear.

$225.00

Charles Dickens, first US publication 'Sketches by Boz' in The New York Mirror, Volume IV
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Charles Dickens, first US publication 'Sketches by Boz' in The New York Mirror, Volume IV

By Dickens, Charles

New York, 1836. Hardcover. Good + overall. Dickens' sketches of London scenes and people, published here in America for the first time, called 'Sketches by Boz'. This volume of The New York Mirror includes the first 7 sketches: "The Fashionable Dancing Academy" (p122); "Miss Evans and the Eagle" (p134); "The Bloomsbury Christening" (p. 146-47); "The Steam Excursion" (p162-63); "Meditations in Monmouth Street" (p177-178); "The Great Winglebury Duel" (p. 186-87); and "A Christmas Dinner" (p. 202-03). Also includes a handsome full page steel engraved plate by A. Richardson, "Distant View of Mount Tom" (p392). The New York Mirror published music, poetry and literature by important period authors, including Washington Irving and Oliver Wendell Holmes. Jan 1836 to Dec 1936, complete; with 3 plates. Folio, engraved half title, three quarter brown leather and marbled boards, with gilt subscriber label at front board. Spine rubbed; some light foxing at early pages, the plates bright and clean.

$145.00

Mr. Vanderbilt's House and Collection. Japan Edition, bound in silk, limited to 500 copies

By [Vanderbilt, William Henry (1821-1885). Shinn, Earl (1837-1886, using pseud. Edward Strahan)

Boston, New York, Philadelphia, 1883. Limited edition, number 61 of 500 copies. An extensive and lavish documenting of William Henry Vanderbilt's home and ego. Many original plates, most photogravures and india paper laid on card, some in handsome color, but very incomplete. In the original silk portfolios, lettered on upper covers (some mostly light wear and soiling). Provenance: Hiram Edmund Deats, Flemington, NJ (designation on limitation leaf). Ex-library Western Reserve Historical Society. This work was specially commissioned by William Henry Vanderbilt and provides an extensive and lavish document of his collection. Folio, 10 parts, plates. Sold as a collection of plates.

$400.00

2 San Francisco photographs, and 2 others: Cliff House and Market Street from Palace Hotel, with Mount Rainier from Tacoma, Washington and Mount Hood
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2 San Francisco photographs, and 2 others: Cliff House and Market Street from Palace Hotel, with Mount Rainier from Tacoma, Washington and Mount Hood

By [San Francisco; Photography]

1880. Otherwise very good condition. Four images from an American west coast trip. The Cliff House suffered its first fire in 1894 when it was still a single story, with multiple horse drawn buggies out front. The Market Street image looks toward the water with trams, horse drawn buggies and buildings on either side. Building signs include: Haskell; Carpets cloths & furniture; Fancy millinery, goods, pocket cutlery, perfumery; Standard Scales. "Mount Rainier from Tacoma W.T." shows a scene overlooking a river with rocky shores with Mount Rainier in the distance. Mount Hood from the Dalls is taken overlooking a lake with a wharf and the Steamship "Alida" in the foreground. No identifying marks of a photographer. Single page from an album, with 4 photographs (8 1/8 x 4 3/4") laid down on thick stock. (9 x 11 3/4"). Card stock somewhat rippled, photograph edges slightly faded.

$225.00

Columbia College member book of Rho Deuteron Charge of Theta Delta Chi

By [Columbia

New York, 1920. Hardcover. Very good overall. Fraternity member record book for Theta Delta Chi's chapter at New York's Columbia College, recording member names and other information from 1883 to 1920. The book records the names of four fraternity brothers who were killed in WWI: Herbert Arthur Buermeyer, "killed in action at Vaux, June 2, 1918" (p233); Duncan Campbell "killed in action at Argonne Forest, Nov. 1, 1918, 1st Lt. Infantry" (p251; William Edwin Davis Jr "gassed while with A. E. F. died later from the effects. Feb. 10, 1920" (p259); and Ralph O'Neal West "joined USMC Dec 15 1917; Sept. 12 1918 killed in action at St Mihiel" (p278). Information recorded here includes member names, home town, date of graduation & degree, present occupation and most interestingly, "remarks", which provides more information on careers, family & important life events. One brother earned a Master's of Law degree (p42), while another was expelled (p29)! Folio, 294 pp; records are completed in period ink. Three quarter dark brown leather and brown gilt cloth. Covers and spine rubbed; text pages bright and clean.

$175.00

Australia. Undeveloped Agricultural Industries, No. 2 Market Gardening
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Australia. Undeveloped Agricultural Industries, No. 2 Market Gardening

Melbourne: McCarron Bird & Co., 1914. Very good condition. A pamphlet printed for distribution at the 1915 World's Fair in San Francisco. Number 2 of 6 pamphlets available 'relating to Undeveoped Agricultural Industries'. Sticker of Union Steam Ship Co. of New Zealand on front. 16pp, 10.25 x 4 3/8", printed paper wrappers with blue titles, staplebound. Covers slt. foxed, internally clean. Not found on Trove.

$75.00

Sketches Abroad Made During a Nine Months Tour Through a part of Spain, Italy, France and the So. Kensington Museum
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Sketches Abroad Made During a Nine Months Tour Through a part of Spain, Italy, France and the So. Kensington Museum

By Schweinfurth, Julius A.

Boston: Ticknor, 1888. Limited edition. Hardcover. Good + condition. Number 61 of a limited edition of 250 copies. A complete portfolio of 30 sketches made by the noted Boston architect, artist and designer during a European tour. Schweinfurth is noted for his design for the American Fine Arts Society Building in New York City, the Brookline Police Station, and buildings on the Wellesley College campus. Plates include architectural sketches of details of cathedrals in France: Paris, Poitiers, Angouleme, Lamballe, as well as French manor houses & chateaux; Italy: Venice, Florence, Urbino; and Spain: Cordoba. Folio, title page, 30 plates. Housed in a portfolio bound in tan gilt cloth with gilt lettering and cherubs flanking the title on the front board. Portfolio boards rubbed and marked; damp line at top corners of plates, not intruding into the images. OCLC: 1512145.

$450.00

An American Contract to Sell Guns in South America during the Paraguayan War
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An American Contract to Sell Guns in South America during the Paraguayan War

By Crosby, Hiram; Martin Kenney

Havana, Cuba, 1867. Good + condition. A two-page contract between Hiram B. Crosby and Martin M. Kenney, both Civil War Veterans, to "furnish altered Springfield Rifle Muskets after the Allin patent now in use in the Regular Army of the United States." Contract was written and witnessed in Havana, Cuba. Kenney was to 'sail... for Buenos Ayeres (sic) to open negotiations with the Argentine Republic, Uruguay and Paraguay.' Crosby was to furnish altered/reinforced Allin's breech-loading gun for $20 gold or U.S. currency, guns without reinforcement for $18. If Kenney were to bring back guns to be altered, the charge was $12 and $10 each. In addition, ammunition would cost $35 for 1,000 rounds, or machinery to reload ammunition would cost $12,000 with capability of reloading 20,000 per day. Kenney was to absorb all the risk on this venture, and to receive commission of $1 per gun. Hiram B. Crosby, a Norwich, CT resident, was a Dartmouth class of 1854 graduate, a colonel with the 18th and 21st Connecticut Infantry who was honorably discharged iin 1864; later an attorney and Counsellor at law with an extensive practice in Westchester County NY. Martin M. Kenney was Confederate soldier, surveyor, lawyer, businessman, historian, and ultimately legislator for the state of Texas. After the Civil War he moved to Mexico, then in 1867 moved to South America for the next 7 years before returning to Texas. The Paraguayan War, also known as the War of the Triple Alliance and the Great War in Paraguay, was a South American war fought from 1864 to 1870, between Paraguay and the Triple Alliance of Argentina, the Empire of Brazil, and Uruguay. It was the deadliest and bloodiest inter-state war in Latin America's history. Paraguay suffered immense losses in population and was forced to cede territory to Argentina and Brazil. [Wikipedia] 2 sheets of paper 8 1/2 x11", handwritten, one page written on both sides, with one envelope 8 3/4 x 4", all evenly toned, with original folds, separated at lower fold, very legible. Some small holes in letter margin, envelope ruffled. An interesting look into the business of war.

$275.00

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