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1910 1ed Richard Wagner Ring of Nibelung EXQUISITE Norse Mythology Rackham ART "Joy is not in things; it is in us" ― Richard Wagner Richard Wagner's "Der Ring des Nibelungen" (or "The Ring of the Nibelung, WWV 86) was a landmark work in the history of music. It was a collection of four large-scale operas that created a 'cycle' of works which would in-turn be called the "Ring Cycle". The story loosely follows characters of Norse mythology and was a major influence in J.R.R. Tolkien's masterpiece "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. This fine, first-issue 1910 printing was illustrated by the famous Arthur Rackham. This book contains two movements of the work – "The Rhinegold", and "The Valkyrie" (The others being "Siegfried" and "The Twilight of the Gods"). The color illustrations are classic Rackham style and feature trolls, beasts, magic spells, and more in a very dark, and sinister fantasy style. In fact, these illustrations are often collected, printed, and sold as a collection of prints without the tex ... Read more

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1688 1ed William Wake Missionary Arts Discovered anti-Jesuit Glorious Revolution William Wake's 'The Missionarie's Arts Discovered' is an anti-Jesuit essay aimed at Andrew Pulton the master of the Jesuit college in Savoy. Wake was displeased with the methods the Jesuits were using to pursue converts from the Protestant Church. In 1688, the Glorious Revolution and the overthrow of James II was the ultimate demise of the Jesuit school in Savoy. Item number: #6738 Price: $599 WAKE, William The missionarie's arts discovered, or, An account of their ways of insinuation, their artifices and several methods of which they serve themselves in making converts : with a letter to Mr. Pulton, challenging him to make good his charge of disloyalty against Protestants, and an historical preface, containing an account of their introducing the heathen gods in their processions, and other particulars relating to the several chapters of this treatise. London : Printed, and sold by Randal Taylor ..., 1688. First edition. Deta ... Read more

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1853 1ed Wallace Travels on Amazon River Natural Evolution Indians Rio Negro Alfred Russel Wallace was a 19th-century British scientist who was best known for his theories of evolution in conjunction with Charles Darwin's writings. His studies leading up to his evolutionary theories; however, are what brought him early fame. He studied insect specimens and people groups who lived in the Amazon and on the Rio Negro River in the early 1850s. This excursion, which included a massive fire and shipwreck, led him to encounter various Indian cultures throughout Brazil. The events of this voyage were published in 1853 under the title "A Narrative of Travels on the Amazon and Rio Negro". This first edition features impressive, full-page engravings including a frontispiece map of the Amazon. Item number: #6471 Price: $1695 WALLACE, Alfred Russel A narrative of travels on the Amazon and Rio Negro : with an account of the native tribes, and observations on the climate, geology, and natural history of the Amazon Valley ... Read more

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1758 Thomas More UTOPIA Socialism Politics Dystopian Marxism + Warner Memoir"[how can anyone] be silly enough to think himself better than other people, because his clothes are made of finer woolen thread than theirs. After all, those fine clothes were once worn by a sheep, and they never turned it into anything better than a sheep." ― Thomas More, Utopia Thomas More was one of the most important Catholic philosophers of the late 15th-century. He is remembered for his work 'Utopia', a famous book depicting a fictional island society with its own social, religious, and political customs. 'Utopia' and More's other works were highly influential to Anabaptists, communism, and social Marxism. Many aspects of 'Utopia' describe life in a monastery, yet still, More seems to be criticizing European society – which he considered to have many problems. More, a devout Catholic, writes of controversial topics which those on the island of Utopia practiced such as divorce, euthanasia, married priests, and female priests ... Read more

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1892 1st ed California Illustrated American West Travel Yellowstone Redwood Tree F.K. Warren's 'California Illustrated' is one of the best, late 19th-century descriptions of the American west. First published in 1892, this work includes descriptions of San Francisco, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles. In addition to accounts of the major cities, Warren includes descriptions of national parks such as Yellowstone – beautifully illustrated with views of landscapes and natural wonders. Item number: #6316 Price: $299 WARREN, F.K. California illustrated : including a trip through Yellowstone Park Boston : De Wolfe, Fiske & Co., ©1892. First edition. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o 142 o Illustrated with 85 wood engravings · Language: English · Binding: Cloth; tight and secure · Size: ~11.5in X 9.5in (29.5cm x 24.5cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receivin ... Read more

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1857 George Washington Personal Finance Ledger Revolutionary War Americana"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company." ¬– George Washington This 1857 edition of 'Gen. George Washington's Account with the United States' is a facsimile of the financial records General Washington kept from 1775 to 1783. The document gives an insight into American Revolution from a military and financial perspective. This work begins with the purchase of five horses for $239 in which Washington himself states, "to equip me for my trip to the army at Cambridge, I then sent my car and horses to Virginia for service."Item number: #5353Price: $499WASHINGTON, GeorgeGen. George Washington's account with the United States: from 1775 to 1783Brooklyn: John Hutchings, 1857.Details: Collation: Complete with all pages66pReferences: Sabin 101546a, Revolutionary America 6980Language: EnglishBinding: Leather; tight and secureSize: ~13in X 8in (33cm x 20cm)Our Guar ... Read more

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1864 1st ed 1st Copy Civil War Health Manual Calisthenics Illustrated PROVENANCE J. Madison Watson's exercise handbook was an important Civil War treatise on health and well-being. 'Manual of Calisthenics' is, however, much more than a book on exercise. It provides detailed instruction on vocal music strength, exercises for all parts of the body, and interestingly, music used for each type of exercise. The book is illustrated throughout with 126 examples of how to perform the exercises, with directional arm, leg, and body positions and movements as well as full sheets of music to coincide with the exercises.According to the publisher's inscription, this is the very first copy of this title!Item number: #5256Price: $399WATSON, J. MadisonWatson's manual of calisthenics a systematic drill-book without apparatus, for schools, families, and gymnasiums. With music to accompany the exercises ...New York and Philadelphia: Schermerhorn, Bancroft & Co. 1864. First edition. Details: Collation: Complete with all pages144 ... Read more

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1787 1ed American Magazine Jefferson Constitution Federalist Slavery Indians 6vBeginning in late 1787, Noah Webster, the famous American founding father, published a short-lived monthly periodical entitled 'The American Magazine'. Webster employed the minds of several authors to write essays promoting education reform, cultural concerns, and national pride with the attempts of establishing a national magazine – something that had not yet happened in America.This extremely rare first edition features the first six volumes of the 'American Magazine' – December 1787 through May 1788. Notable essays and articles in these volumes include:• Descriptions of major American cities• Reports on Native American language, Mingo Indians• Extracts from Thomas Jefferson arguments of an 'unalterable constitution'.o Note that this entry is in the volume that was published the same month as the first ratification of the United States Constitution.• Narratives of escapees of the Bastille in Paris• Description of th ... Read more

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1699 Wecker Occult SECRETS Alchemy MAGIC Exorcism Necromancy Witchcraft PotionsJohannes Jacob Wecker was a famous Swiss physician and philosopher known for his book of secrets on medicine, sorcery, and logic. 'Secrets', as it is simply called, is a fascinating, eclectic work of science, mathematics and spirituality written as a deviation from the 'norm' of accepted books on secrets. Wecker ranked these secrets on a descending scale of importance – covering a myriad of secrets across a wide range of subjects. Some of the material covered included are God, Satan, angels and demons, theology, various forms of magic, alchemy, chemistry, astronomy and astrology, mechanical engineering, games and pastimes, arts and sciences, recipes for love charms, equestrianism, medical remedies, poisons, botanical and gardening tips.The 15th book in this work, 'Des Secrets des Sciences' is particularly fascinating and covers topics such as:The reconciliation of 'good' angelsHow evil spirits bindGeneral magic, natural magic, ma ... Read more

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1674 1ed RARE Bavarian Treatise on HUNTING & Forestry Law Bear Hunts Sports An incredibly rare and impressive 17th-century treatise on the jurisdiction of hunting and outdoor sports in Bavaria. This work examines the laws and rights of hunters, particularly the right to bear hunt. In this 1674 printing, each law is plainly explained, most of which have handwritten notes in the margins. Item number: #6635 Price: $750 WESTENHOLTZ, Melchior Ludwig Dissertatio academica De jurisdictione forestali, von Forstlicher Ober-und Herrligkeit, oder hoher Wild-Fuhr-Gerechtigkeit, Eique annexo jure venandi, Quam magnifici JCtorum in illustri Iulia ordinis permissu publico eruditorum examini sistunt Melchior Ludovicus Westenholtz Praeses. & Johan-Otto von der Marwitz, Eq. March. Respondens. Helmstadii : Typis Henrici Davidis Mulleri, Acad, Typ., 1674. 1st edition Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o 72 unnumbered pages (36 leaves) o Signatures: A-I⁴. · Language: Latin · Binding: Leat ... Read more

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1904 1ed Civil War Songs Poems Confederate Union American Illustrated Lincoln H.M. Wharton was a private in the confederate military under Robert E. Lee, who after the war sought to preserve some of the culture of the times through song and poetry of the Civil War. Much of it was created and composed on the front lines of battle between the north and south. Wharton saw this as a means of celebrating the Union and Confederacy and wanted to remember the southern songs and poems. Wharton says, "It is all over now; we are more united than ever and shall never fall out with each other again" 'War Songs and Poems' collects the songs and poems written by those on the front lines of battle while telling of the bravery of both the north and south through men such as Abraham Lincoln and Robert E Lee. This illustrated work gives portraits, landscapes, battle scenes, and full sheets of music to portray the times as they were. A fine piece! Item number: #5772 Price: $350 WHARTON, Henry Marvin War songs and poems of the ... Read more

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1825 Veterinary Art Cows Horses Animal Medicine Pharmacology Anatomy 4v White James White's 'Compendium of the Veterinary Art' is one of the most important and thorough 19th-century books on animal care and medicine. White offers studies on a variety of topics including diseases and cures, physiognomy and anatomy, and, curiously, the differences between humans and animals. 'Compendium' went throughout dozens of editions throughout the early 19th-century including this 1825/26 four-volume edition. And while the contents are accurate, extensive, and important, the most desirable aspect of this work are the 25 vivid engravings that support White's writing. Item number: #7194 Price: $499 WHITE, James A compendium of the veterinary art: containing plain and concise rules for the treatment of all the disorders and accidents to which the horse is liable, with observations on grooming, feeding, exercise, and the construction of stables: also, a brief description of the structure, economy, and diseases of the horse' ... Read more

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1682 1ed Whitelocke on England Civil War Charles I Cromwell FOLIO + Provenance Bulstrode Whitlocke's "Memorials of the English Affairs" is a rare, late 17th-century account of the political events that occurred in England during the reigns of Charles I, Oliver Cromwell and Charles II. The title itself claims that to book includes military and civil interests, as well as secrets of the royal cabinet; however, this book is also a supreme source on the 'Puritan Revolution' or English Civil War. Found within its contents are detailed descriptions of the events leading up to, during, and after the English Civil Wars, all from the Parliamentary perspective. Recorded are various speeches and events surrounding the conflict between Charles I, Oliver Cromwell, and the English government. Among these events include a record of the trial and execution of Charles I, the establishment of Oliver Cromwell as Lord Protector, and the 1660 restoration of the monarchy in Charles II. This title belonged to one William Petty, 1 ... Read more

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1860 Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass American Poetry SEXUALITY Scandal Romanticism "Oh Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done, The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won." – Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, and is often called the father of free verse. His work, especially "Leaves of Grass", was very controversial in its time due to its contents containing overt sexuality. Printed in 1860 by Thayer in Bost, this third edition was the first printed in mass publication – both of the previous two editions were published by Whitman himself. Some of the notable poems included in this collection: · Children of Adam · Calamus · Messenger Leaves · Debris · Word Out of the Sea (first appeared in this ed) · As I Ebb'd with the Ocean of Life (first appeared in this ed) According to the 'Printing and the Mind of Man', "Always the champion of the common man, Whitman is both t ... Read more

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1900 Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass American Poetry SEXUALITY Scandal Romanticism"Oh Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done,The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won." – Walt Whitman, Leaves of GrassWalt Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, and is often called the father of free verse. His work, especially "Leaves of Grass", was very controversial in its time due to its contents containing overt sexuality.Printed in 1900 by McKay, this new edition was printed with all of Whitman's final changes. It is a decorative display piece that features a three-page facsimile autobiographical note, as well as four other illustrated plates throughout. Some of the notable poems included in this collection:I sing the Body ElectricA Woman Waits for MeThe Ship StartingLaws for CreationsChildren of AdamSands at SeventyGood-bye My FancyCalamusItem number: #5522Price: $350WHITMAN, WalterLeaves of Grass ... Including a fac-simile autobiography, variorum readings of the poem ... Read more

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1892 Whymper Travels in the Andes Volcano Matterhorn Alpine Illustrated VoyagesMountaineer and engraver Edward Whymper, best known for the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865, trained as a wood engraver from an early age. Whymper was introduced to mountaineering when he was commissioned by the publisher William Longman to make illustrations of the Alps. This spurred him to make other climbs, including many first ascents, exploring the Alps, Canadian Rockies, Greenland, and South America. "Often considered his magnum opus, Travels among the Great Andes of the Equator (1891-2) combines a popular account of his ascents with his detailed scientific observations" (DNB)This work 'Travels amongst the great Andes of the equator' mixes scientific inquiry with recollections of the dramatic and dangerous events during the climbs of Whymper's travels to Ecuador with mountaineers J. A. Carrel and Louis Carrel where they climbed mountains including Chimborazo and Cotopaxi to investigate altitude sickness, collecting 800 ... Read more

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1820 1ed Travels in BRAZIL South America Illustrated Indians Voyages Wied Maximilian Wied was a 19th-century German explorer known for his expedition to Brazil in 1815. While on South America, Wied encountered native Brazilian Indians and illustrated these peoples in his book 'Travels in Brazil'. This work was the first work to illustrate Brazilian natives and covered their habits and customs. This 1820 English edition features the same Karl Bodmer illustrations as in the original German printing.Item number: #5622 Price: $499WIED, Maximilian Travels in Brazil, in 1815, 1816, and 1817.London: Printed for R. Phillips, 1820. First edition thus.Details: Collation: Complete with all pagesIV, 1128 engravings (of 9)Lacking final engravingReferences: Sabin 47022 Language: EnglishBinding: Leather; tight & secureSize: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 13cm)Our Guarantee:Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide.Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without res ... Read more

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1808 1st Oriental Field Sports INDIA Big Game Hunting Bengali Elephants 2v SET 'Oriental Field Sports' is the best and most important accounts of outdoor sports, games, and hunting in India from the early 19th-century. According to the preface, this work depicts the customs, scenery, costumes, and animals of 'a territory now intimately blended with the British Empire.' According to Schwerdt, this book is "the most beautiful book on Indian sport in existence". This impressive set is filled with 40 engravings done by Samuel Howitt. Illustrations include views of big game animals, animal fights, elephants in battle, and various hunts! An impressive work! Item number: #6735 Price: $1500 WILLIAMSON, Thomas Oriental field sports : being a complete, detailed and accurate description of the wild sports of the East; and exhibiting, in a novel and interesting manner, the natural history of the elephant, the rhinoceros, the tiger, the leopard, the bear, the deer, the buffalo, the wolf, the wild hog, the jackall, the ... Read more

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1865 Lincoln Memorial Life & Assassination US President Illustrated Americana "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." ― Abraham Lincoln Shortly after Abraham Lincoln's death, a number of biographical sketches or 'life of Lincoln's' were published. This edition contains a number of illustrations of Lincoln and the events of his life and assassination, including Booth running across the stage and Booth about to be burned in the barn. Includes a survey of Lincoln's life and events following his death, including various funeral orations. Probably hastily produced and published in the same year if not shortly after the funeral to meet the demand of the grieving public. Item number: #6809 Price: $399 WILLIAMSON, David Brainerd Illustrated life, services, martyrdom, and funeral of Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth president of the United States : with a portrait of President Lincoln, and other illustrative engravings of the scene of the assassination, etc. : wit ... Read more

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1887 1st ed Queen Victoria England Great Britain Illustrated RARE 4v Robert Wilson's 'Life and Times of Queen Victoria' is a charming turn-of-the-century biographical sketch of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain. This work features impressive illustrations throughout, offering views of Victoria, her life, her kingdom and reign, as well as major events such as the Golden Jubilee. Item number: #6320 Price: $550 WILSON, Robert The life and times of Queen Victoria London : Cassell & Co., [1887]. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o 4 volumes - Volumes 1-2 and 3-4 each paginated continuously · Language: English · Binding: Cloth; tight and secure · Size: ~10in X 6in (25cm x 15cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 6320Photos available upon request.

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