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  • Edition: 1st Edition
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FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. This volume, one of the very first law books printed in colonial America, contains the first American printing of Magna Carta and other fundamental documents of individual liberty in Anglo-American law. Magna Carta has become "a sacred text, the nearest approach to an irrepealable 'fundamental statute' that England has ever had" (Pollock & Maitland). Benjamin Franklin helped to print this book as a 15-year old apprentice at his brother James's Boston printing shop. This was probably Franklin's first exposure to the principles of individual liberty to which he devoted much of his life. The book "contained the most important documents and statements in English history and law concerning liberty, property, and the rights of the individual … Franklin knew its contents thoroughly" (Lemay). English Liberties "was less a practical handbook than a statement and record of the great legal and political principles which formed the proud inheritance of the British peoples at home and abroad. The ... Read more

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Magnificent Beecher Family Photograph Collection

Beecher Family: Lyman Beecher, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry Ward Beecher, et al.

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Highly important ambrotype 1. The Beecher Family (Harriet Beecher Stowe, Lyman Beecher, Henry Ward Beecher, Catharine Beecher, and Thomas, William, Edward, Charles, Isabella, & Mary Beecher). Mathew Brady Studios, 1850s. Half plate ambrotype. Original coloring of cheeks. Contemporary case, lacking upper cover, mat with stamp of G.M. Howe, Portland and Upton, Maine. Small scratch, some spotting due to emulsion separation, but overall the emulsion is intact and the image is clear with good contrast. This splendid and rare Mathew Brady Studio group portrait de- picts ten members of the celebrated Beecher family. In this family portrait, Lyman Beecher is seated at center, flanked by his four daughters (Harriet, Catharine, Mary, and Isabella). Behind them stand the five of the seven brothers (William, Edward, Henry Ward, Charles, and Thomas—George had died in 1843 and James was a missionary in China). The Beechers were one of America's most famous families. Patri- arch Lyman Beecher, famed clergyman, abolitionis ... Read more

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Magnificent Album of Mammoth Photographs of the American West, with other subjects.Large oblong folio. 39 albumen prints, on thick card mounts, recto and verso, comprising: 29 mammoth (approx. 20 x 16 in.), 4 large format (approx. 8 x 10 in.) and 6 medium format (approx. 5 x 8 in.) prints. Six of the mammoth photographs bear the Taber imprint and the Watkins negative number. Contemporary half red morocco gilt, gilt edges. Minimal wear, some fading to the handsome binding. Foxing to mounts. Minor fading. A splendid volume with the prints generally in excellent condition. "As specimens of the photographic art they are unequaled. The views are … indescribably unique and beautiful. Nothing in the way of landscapes can be more impressive." –New York Times on Watkins's Yosemite photographs, 1862 This magnificent American West photograph album contains an astounding 21 mammoth photographs by leading photographers including Carleton Watkins, Charles R. Savage, and Isaiah West Taber, as well as other important pho ... Read more

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Two mammoth albumen prints. These beautiful photographs were both formerly affixed back-to-back with another mounted photograph, giving a very faint linen-like texture on the surface. Thin strip of linen tape on mounts. These are splendid prints with rich tonal range, worthy of the finest collections. Weed, Charles Leander. The Sentinels, Big Tree Grove. 1864. Mammoth albumen print (20 ½ x 16 in.), mounted. Weed, Charles Leander. The Original Big Tree, 32 feet diameter. 1864. Mammoth albumen print (15 ½ x 20 in.), mounted. CALIFORNIA PHOTOGRAPHY PIONEER. Charles Leander Weed is generally considered the first photographer to work in Yosemite. His 1859 trip there yielded approximately twenty 10 x 14 inch views and forty stereo images. For his 1864 photographic expedition to the Yosemite Valley and the Big Trees of Calaveras, Weed used a larger camera to produce these splendid mammoth-plate prints (more than twice the size of the 1859 views), as well as a new series of stereo views. Weed exhibited his mammoth ... Read more

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Mammoth Plate Portrait of Abraham Lincoln

(LINCOLN, ABRAHAM.) Gardner, Alexander.

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Albumen print (18 1⁄2 x 15 in.), gold-ruled mount (22 x 18 in.) with Gardner's imprint. Mount and print with minor soiling and foxing. A rare survival.A classic mammoth portrait of Abraham Lincoln, showing the President just days before he delivered the Gettysburg Address.A giant of American photography, Alexander Gardner is credited with introducing the large-format Imperial portrait to the United States while working as a staff photographer for Mathew Brady. Gardner left Brady's employ in early 1863, and his studio quickly rivaled Brady's for the quality and extent of its war and portrait photography. Gardner first photographed Lincoln as president-elect while working for Brady, and he went on to take Lincoln's portrait more than any other photographer. Lincoln sat for Gardner on several occasions, usually visiting his studio on Sunday to avoid crowds.Lincoln sat for this splendid large-format portrait on Sunday, November 8, 1863. His private secretaries John Hay and John Nicolay joined him. Hay noted in ... Read more

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Mammoth portrait of Mille and Christine McCoy

Millie and Christine McCoy, The Carolina Twins. Germon, W.L.

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This spectacular large-format photograph depicts the celebrated conjoined twins Millie and Christine McKoy, known variously as "Millie-Christine," "The Carolina Twins," and "The Two-headed Nightingale." The two once declared, "Although we speak of ourselves in the plural, we feel as but one person." The McKoy sisters shared one of the most remarkable lives in American history. Born into slavery on a North Carolina plantation in 1851, the infants were sold for public exhibition. Over the next few years, they were kidnapped and sold several times. Slaveowner Joseph Smith and his wife recovered them in England and determined to groom the precocious and intelligent girls for the stage. They taught them to read, write, sing, dance, play piano, and give recitations in several languages. "Soon the twins were making public appearances to great acclaim throughout the country as well as abroad, under Smith's personal management. Billed variously as the 'Two-Headed Girl' and the 'Two-Headed Nightingale,' the duo known a ... Read more

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May du Maurier

Cameron, Julia Margaret

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"Albumen print, original mount. 34 x 27.5 cm. Inscribed and signed on the mount by Cameron: "From life, registered photograph, copy right, Julia Margaret Cameron, Freshwater, Sep. 1874." Very good condition. This is an unrecorded portrait by Julia Margaret Cameron, the foremost British portrait photographer of her time. "How masterly … are her straightforward, truthful portraits, which are entirely free from false sentiment." "It is they which have made her work immortal in the annals of photography" (Gernsheim). "After receiving a camera as a gift, Julia Margaret Cameron began her career in photography at the age of forty-eight. She produced the majority of her work from her home at Freshwater on the Isle of Wight. By the coercive force of her eccentric personality, she enlisted everyone around her as models, from family members to domestic servants and local residents. The wife of a retired jurist, Cameron moved in the highest circles of society in Victorian England. She photographed the intellectuals and ... Read more

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  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good
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Colored lithographed folding frontispiece of Victoria Falls, engraved portrait, 23 wood-engraved or lithographed plates, 2 folding maps. Contemporary red half calf and marbled boards. Rebacked preserving spine. Foxed. Cloth case FIRST EDITION. Presentation copy inscribed by the author: "Mrs Clare with the kindest regards of David Livingstone." Livingstone lived many years in South Africa and made three great expeditions, the first described in this book 1853-56, and the others in 1858-64 and 1865-73. "David Livingstone, perhaps the greatest of the African explorers … discovered the Zambesi River at Secheke and followed it northwards, eventually reaching the west coast of Africa at Luanda, Angola, and the east coast at Quelimane, Mozambique. In 1855 he discovered the great falls of Zambesi and named them the Victoria Falls" (PMM). Livingstone's accomplishments in African exploration and geography are almost unequaled. He covered about a third of the Continent from the Cape to the Equator and from the Atlanti ... Read more

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  • Edition: Ten volumes. Contemporary calf, gilt lettering pieces stating "C
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FIRST EDITION of Shakespeare's plays edited by Edward Capell, who assembled an enormous collection of Shakespeare quartos and folios in his attempt to establish the best text for the plays. "Scientific criticism of the text [of Shakespeare] begins with Edward Capell. He was the first to base his text actually on the quartos and folios; and later editors, even when they go back to original authorities, owe an incalculable debt to his painstaking and remarkably accurate collation of the old copies. . . . He is said to have transcribed the whole of Shakespeare ten times" (Cambridge History of English Literature).

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