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FAT AND THIN [VENTRE DE PARIS; ROUGON-MACQUART]

By: EMILE ZOLA

Price: $659.99

Publisher: London, VIZETELLY & CO.: 1888

Seller ID: 000565

Condition: Good+


Very scarce First English edition, translated from the 24th French edition, illustrated with eight page engravings. Red ruled bands, matching debossed title treatment and gilt on the spine still strong and bold. Would be very good save for dingage to the extremities and cracks to the hinges. Uncut for the most part. View more info

THE SOIL [LA TERRE; ROUGON-MACQUART]

By: EMILE ZOLA

Price: $485.99

Publisher: London, VIZETELLY & CO.: 1888

Seller ID: 000568

Condition: Fine


Super copy of the first English edition; debossed red ruled bands, strong sharp gilt title treatment and to the spine. This book was the beginning of the end for the Vizetelly publishing firm having been censured for obscenity. Scarce. Frontispiece designed by H. Gray. View more info

THREE [3] ZOLA NOVELS - MATCHING EDITIONS: FORTUNE OF THE ROUGONS, MADELEINE FERAT AND FAT AND THIN

By: EMILE ZOLA

Price: $955.99

Publisher: London, VIZETELLY & CO.: 1886

Seller ID: 000592

Condition: Very Good


Three very good copies of Vizetelly and Co.s Original 5 shilling editions of Zola's works. Book One - Fortune Of The Rougons 1886. Book Two - Madeleine Ferat 1888. Book Three - Fat And Thin [Le Ventre De Paris] 1888. In super shape with only the lightest signs of ageing and save for some moderate dingage to the head and tail of the spine they would rate even higher. Some foxing on the fep. Red ruled bands over navy blue boards and gilt title treatment on the spine make f... View more info

ZOLA MASTERWORK'S SET OF THREE; NANA, HIS MASTERPIECE AND GERMINAL

By: EMILE ZOLA

Price: $899.99

Publisher: London, VIZETELLY & CO.: 1886

Seller ID: 000593

Condition: Good


Set of three [3] matching illustrated editions with fine bindings, assumed originally from a larger set. Book One - Nana, 1887, a 'new edition' translated without abridgment from the 127th French edition. Book Two - His Masterpiece, 1887, a 'new edition' with a portrait of the author, etched by Bocourt. Book 3 - Germinal, 1886, translated without abridgment from the 60th French edition and illustrated with sixteen page engravings from designs by J. Ferat. Ox-blood half l... View more info

1860s HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT AUTOGRAPH AND MEMORY BOOK FROM YARMOUTH NOVA SCOTIA

By: EMILY A. RAYMOND

Price: $1,385.99

Publisher: YARMOUTH NOVA SCOTIA NS CANADA, 1865

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 000831

Condition: Good


On offer is an original handwritten autograph and memory book approximately one-third full of penned and signed poetry etc. Embossed, gilt-stamped "The Sunbeam" was presented by Father to Emily A. Raymond. For the most part the entries are dated circa 1860's in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, with some from New Brunswick. Illustrated with a number of engravings in this lovely period book. Title page is torn and loss of lower fifth of page, otherwise good. View more info

1878 - 1881 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY AN ISOLATED PIONEER WOMAN LIVING THE HARD LIFE AS THE WIFE AND MOTHER OF MEN WHO WORK AND SAIL THE WATERS OF LAKE ONTARIO

By: EMILY C. DINGMAN

Price: $2,485.99

Publisher: THREE MILE BAY POINT PENINSULA NEW YORK, 1878

Seller ID: 0001365

Condition: Fair+


On offer is an intriguing manuscript diary handwritten by Emily C. Dingman who was the wife of Abraham B. Dingman of 3 Mile Bay and Point Peninsula in upstate New York on the eastern shore of Lake Ontario. Using an 1876 diary, but overwriting somewhat illiterately, in a very small yet legible hand, Emily makes some entries in the 1870s but for the most part she writes for the full years of 1880 and 1881and it is packed full. Historians and collectors of this very isolate... View more info

ZOLA IN ENGLAND - A Story of Exile

By: ERNEST A. VIZETELLY

Price: $179.99

Publisher: London, CHATTO & WINDUS: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000580

Condition: Very Good+


Sensational copy of Vizetelly's biography of Zola's exile to England after his entry into the Dreyfus Affair. Save for some age-toning to the fep and the slightest general ageing this copy is near faultless. Strong, beautiful cover art. Hardly a ding, protected with plastic cover. Four portraits. View more info

1860s - 1880s COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL POSTMARKS: A BOOK OF AMERICAN POSTAL HISTORY

By: F.R. CURTIS

Price: $2,285.99

Publisher: NAUBUC, CONNECTICUT, 1860

Seller ID: 0001777

Condition: Good


On offer is a super, unique and original 19th Century philatelic relic illustrating the growth of the U.S. postal system being an early U.S.A. postmark collection. This antique, novel book of 70+ pages of postmarks of varying density and ranging from the early 1860s through 1880s over approximately 96 hand numbered pages shows an ownership stamp on the fep stating 'F.R. Curtis, Naubuc, Ct.' The rare collection even includes some precious Confederate marks and many State ... View more info

1880 HANDWRITTEN SPANISH MANUSCRIPT: "Proyecto de Reglamento Para la Seccion de Estudios del Ateneo del Uruguay"

By: FRANCISCO BERRA

Price: $3,495.99

Publisher: MONTEVIDEO URUGUAY, 1880

Seller ID: 0001362

Condition: Very Good


On offer: "Proyecto de Reglamento Para la Seccion de Estudios del Ateneo del Uruguay" by Francisco Berra (1844-1906). Written in a fine calligraphic hand, Spanish language, leather spine, folio sized, the book is dated 1880 and is a lovely relic of handwritten South American history, this book was beautifully produced. Research on the author finds: "an Argentine by birth, he grew up and is most associated with the city of Montevideo where in 1865 he settled a... View more info

Image for 1818 SUPERB, ORIGINAL 600+ PAGE FRENCH MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF COMPLEX AND ADVANCED MATHEMATICS, GEOMETRY, STATISTICS, NAVIGATION AND MORE BEAUTIFULLY EXECUTED AND LITTERED WITH 100s OF DRAWINGS, GRAPHS AND CHARTS

1818 SUPERB, ORIGINAL 600+ PAGE FRENCH MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF COMPLEX AND ADVANCED MATHEMATICS, GEOMETRY, STATISTICS, NAVIGATION AND MORE BEAUTIFULLY EXECUTED AND LITTERED WITH 100s OF DRAWINGS, GRAPHS AND CHARTS

By: G I N

Price: $8,855.99

Publisher: 1818

Seller ID: 0002556

Condition: Good+


On offer is a superb early 19th Century manuscript relic of complex French mathematics and arithmetic education and scientific lore being a handwritten journal with over 600 pages of handwritten questions, theories, examples and other complex mathematical and geometric forms and equations including statistics and navigation being what appears to be an advanced student of the subject's personal workbook in a fine small hand and very attractively drawn mathematical diagram... View more info

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1899 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL OF FRENCH WEAVING TECHNOLOGY AT THE TURN OF THE 20TH CENTURY

By: G. PAUT

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: FRANCE, 1899

Seller ID: 0002574

Condition: Good+


On offer is a very unusual, late 19th Century manuscript relic of French weaving and wool manufacturing arts. This rare 250 page French language notebook is full of lessons, examples, hand drawn and hand painted 30 or so illustrations about mill technology. Marked third volume but the volume is a stand alone as far as we know. Overall G+. View more info

1885 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL OF 19TH CENTURY 'ECLECTIC MEDICAL' EDUCATION USING MANY OF THE FORBIDDEN AND DANGEROUS DRUGS OF TODAY

By: G.R. HILL

Price: $2,285.99

Publisher: CINCINNATI [CINCINATTA] OHIO, 1885

Seller ID: 0001903

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a super, very interesting manuscript relic of 19th Century medical and pharmacological knowledge, treatment and procedure being a 200 page large 12 x 7.5 inch notebook handwritten by G.R. Hill in 1885 while he was a student at the Eclectic Medical Institute in Cincinnati. The book is an incredible snapshot of medical science before the age of aspirin, penicillin, and other game changers. We note that in some cases the cures appear worse than the diseases. [Th... View more info

1864 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT SURVEYOR'S FIELD NOTES AS HE SEARCHES FOR OIL IN CIVIL WAR ERA WEST VIRGINIA

By: H.S. Ambler Esq

Price: $1,155.99

Publisher: WEST VIRGINIA WV, 1864

Seller ID: 000878

Condition: Good+


On offer is an interesting handwritten manuscript field notes by pioneer surveyor H.S. Ambler Esq Field Notes of the Cow Creek Survey as evidenced by the faded but still legible cover of this Oct. 26th 1864 through November 11, 1864 in this 36 hand numbered page notebook. Research suggests that Mr. Ambler was in the business of oil well exploration in West Virginia. Names mentioned include Cow Creek, Schultze's Run, Spice Run and more. Here are some snippets: ' 26th Oct.... View more info

Der Pilzsammler oder Anleitung zur Kenntnis der wichtigsten Pilze Deutschlands und der angrenzenden Ländern

By: Hahn, Gotthold

Price: $485.99

Publisher: Gera, Herm. Kanitz' Verlag: 1890

Seller ID: BK0009

Condition: Very Good


Der Pilz-Sammler oder Anleitung zur Kenntnis der wichtigsten Pilze Deutschlands und der angrenzenden Ländern. Mit 172 nach der Natur gemalten Pilzarten auf 32 Tafeln in Farbendruck. Zweite völlig umgearbeitete und vervollständigte Auflage. Gera: Kanitz 1890. Beautiful, fresh covers, very strong cover illustration and gilt. Very beautiful copy and save for a small half inch fault along the upper rear cover edge and some rubbing this would be VG. View more info

19th CENTURY HANDWRITTEN HAND-DRAWN MANUSCRIPT BOOK - BIRDS OF BRITAIN - 378 DIFFERENT BIRDS MINUTELY DETAILED

By: HAINES, GREGORY

Price: $3,255.99

Publisher: England, 1899

Seller ID: 000460b

Condition: Good+


Remarkable handwritten and hand-drawn [5 plates of bird anatomy] work, by Gregory Haines, detailing 378 birds familiar to Great Britain. Meticulously penned, citing descriptions, foods, flight path, nests and nesting, frequents and anecdotel information.Though unsigned, there is a letter of provenance dated 1957 identifying Mr. Haines and the route the book has taken in it's earlier days taped onto fep. The book contains a re-order form from the stationer '189_' being on... View more info

1842 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT AUTOGRAPH AND MEMORY BOOK WITH DOZENS OF AUTOGRAPHED SENTIMENTS BY MANY NOTED RESIDENTS OF THIS FAMED WHALING HUB ON NANTUCKET ISLAND

By: Harriet Ann Blish

Price: $1,195.99

Publisher: Holmes Hole, Massachusetts MA TISBURY NANTUCKET, 1842

Seller ID: 000873b

Condition: Good+


On offer is the personal handwritten manuscript school autograph/memory book of Harriet Ann Blish [b. 1824, married September 12, 1848 William Cook] of Holmes Hole, Massachusetts. Pages include personal notes to Harriet most with signature and date. According to Massachusetts Town Marriage Records, a Harriet A. Blish (age 24, daughter - Wm T and Catharin) married William Cook (age 26, master mariner, son - Enoch and Jan???) on September 12, 1848 in Tisbury, Mass. Condit... View more info

Image for c1895 'ETRETAT: HAMLET OF THE SETTING SUN - A NORMAN VILLAGE AND ITS SURROUNDINGS' WITH 11 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR DRAWINGS BY BACON

c1895 'ETRETAT: HAMLET OF THE SETTING SUN - A NORMAN VILLAGE AND ITS SURROUNDINGS' WITH 11 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR DRAWINGS BY BACON

By: HENRY BACON

Price: $8,385.99

Publisher: 1895

Seller ID: 0002559

Condition: Good+


On offer is a wonderful copy of 'Etretat: Hamlet of the Setting Sun - a Norman Village and its Surroundings' by Henry Bacon (1839-1912) the American Impressionist artist. This smallish utterly charming book published by Brentano's in 1895 uniquely contains eleven original watercolor illustrations by Bacon as evidenced by his initials on a number of the drawings. This is a very unusual relic of Bacon's work beautifully executed. Overall VG. View more info

The Christian in Palestine or Scenes of Sacred History

By: HENRY STEBBING

Price: $1,699.99

Publisher: London, Geo. VIRTUE: 1873

Seller ID: 000430

Condition: Very Good


THE FAMOUS BLACKMER COPY OF THE BEAUTIFULLY ENGRAVED 'CHRISTIAN IN PALESTINE. WITH 80 Fine Plates in 4to. AN EXCEPTIONAL COPY! The Book: Henry STEBBING: The Christian in Palestine or Scenes of Sacred History, Illustrated by W. H. Bartlett. Published by George Virtue. London. [1873]. Printed by Joseph Rickery of Sherbourn Lane, London. 4to, Full bright red morocco with gilt rule and heavy gilt spine. Vignette Title. 1 Map. 1 Plan. Double page panoramic view of JERUSALEM p... View more info

A FEW MONTHS IN THE MIDDLE EAST OR, A GLIMPSE OF THE RED, THE DEAD, AND THE BLACK SEAS BY A CANADIAN

By: J. BELL FORSYTHE

Price: $185.99

Publisher: Quebec, Canada, James Lovell: 1861

Seller ID: 000812

Condition: Good


Good save for some staining to the cover lower, some general light soiling and chipping to the head of the spine. Previous owner's short inscription at top of title page. The red cloth cover book is printed by John Lovell, XIV+182 pp, 4 lithograph views by W. A. Little in Montreal, showing Jerusalem, Gibraltar, the Sphinx, and the Tombs of the Caliphs. View more info

1819 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT 'POOR RATE' BOOK FOR DEWSBURY WEST YORKSHIRE

By: J. TWEEDALE

Price: $2,155.99

Publisher: DEWSBURY WEST YORKSHIRE ENGLAND UK WAKEFIELD LEEDS, 1819

Seller ID: 0001055

Condition: Good+


On offer is an original 1819 'DEWSBURY POOR RATE BOOK' [a book of 'poor rates' collected yearly from property owners to fund assistance to the needy of a parish] and besides being for the most part full included is a handwritten letter dated 1941 explaining that the book had come from the John Tweedale Settlement Trust (land at Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England). Research provides that in 1864 John Tweedale takes the position of Lord Mayor of Dewsbury. In 1869 Joseph Twe... View more info