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         Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie

      Hamburg: Otto Meissner,, 1872, 1885, 1894. Zweite verbesserte Auflage. 3 volumes in 4, octavo (210 × 138 mm). Contemporary quarter black cloth, black and brown paper-covered boards, titles to spines gilt. Publisher's wrappers to both books of volume III retained. Ownership inscription to each title page. Boards rubbed, corners and edges of boards worn, spotting and toning to contents. Volume I: joints cracked. Volume II:Rebacked with the original spine laid down. Volume IIIb: a couple of small worn spots to joints, upper joint just starting at the tail of the spine. A good set. Second edition, revised, of volume I, first editions of volumes II and III. Only the first volume of this most influential of books was published in Marx's lifetime, and though the later volumes were edited by Engels from the author's manuscript, the revised edition of volume I was edited by Marx himself and contains the first printing of his ten page afterword.

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         [Das Kapital, in Russian] Kapital. Kritika politicheskoi ekonomii

      Petersburg: N. P. Poliakov,, 1872. [Translated by Lopatine and Danielson], vol. I. [all published hitherto]. Octavo (236 × 153 mm). Contemporary Russian black half calf, blue pebble-grain cloth sides, spine with double gilt rules. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box made by The Chelsea Bindery. Russian ownership inscription dated 1898 to front free endpaper. Joints rubbed, corners worn, two small pieces of stamp paper to half-title, an excellent copy. First edition in Russian, the first foreign translation, of "the Bible of Marxism." This is the first translation to appear in any language, and the impact of it was greatest on the history, society, government, politics, culture, and psyche of that country. The publication of the first volume of Karl Marx's Das Kapital was the result of nearly 25 years of economic studies, mostly in the Reading Room of the British Museum. His biting critique of the capitalist system had developed from his previous publication of Zur Kritik der Politischen Oekonomie (1859). "Nobody before him had so clearly shown the role of the productive agencies in historical evolution; nobody so masterfully exhibited their determining influence on the form and idealogies of social organisms… If he has been justly compared with Darwin, it is in these respects that he ranks with the great genius" (Ency. Brit.) "By an odd quirk of history the first foreign translation of Das Kapital to appear was the Russian, which Petersburgers found in their bookshops early in April 1872. Giving his imprimatur, the censor, one Skuratov, had written, 'few people in Russia will read it, and still fewer will understand it.' He was wrong; the edition of three thousand sold out quickly; and in 1880 Marx was writing to his friend F. A. Sorge that 'our success is still greater in Russia, where Kapital is read and appreciated more than anywhere else'" (PMM). The printing of a second edition was forbidden in Russia and so in 1890 a New York publisher brought out an nearly identical reprint of the first edition: that second edition is distinguished from the first in that the misplaced comma opposite "p. 73" in the table of contents is replaced by a full stop; and the "e" at the end of l. 40, p. 65, is replaced by a "c".

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         ROUGHING IT

      Hartford: American Publishing Company: 1872.. 591,[1]pp. plus seven plates including extra frontis. Illus. Publisher's three-quarter morocco, spine gilt. Extremities rubbed. First two plates and titlepage loose. Minor toning. About very good. First American edition, first state. The first English edition was issued a week prior to the first American edition. "Valuable as an autobiographical chapter in the author's life and as a vivid portrayal of Nevada mining life in the '60s" - Howes. HOWES C481. BAL 3337.

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      Havana. 1872.. 413pp. plus folding map and twenty-four mounted albumen photographs, each 7 x 10 inches. Folio. half leather and cloth, spine gilt. Extremities rubbed, front hinge starting. Original printed wrappers bound in. Lower corner of front cover and half-title torn away, repaired with tissue. Minor foxing. Very good. Illustrated work on the Ten Year War, the bloody civil war between Spanish loyalists and rebels fighting for Cuba's independence, with twenty-four photographs by Varela y Suarez, comprised of images of notable citizens and views of Cuba. This is a history produced by the loyalist forces, dominated by the large plantation owners. The ten large albumen views, each with a printed caption on the mount, show various buildings and panoramas of Havana during the Ten Year War (1868-1878), the first of three civil wars of the late 19th century. Of note is the striking image of the "Vista de la Calle del Comercio Despues Del Incendio," showing the devastation brought on by this conflict. Describing the war up to 1872, this book includes views of the Teatro de Tacon y Del Louvre, the impressive Morro Castle, and a handsome composite photograph of the various officers of the First Volunteers of Havana. The photographer, Leopoldo Varela y Suarez, was one of a small group of foreign and Cuban photographers to photograph and publish images of this war.

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      New Bedford, Ma.: Benjamin Russell, 1872.. Five uncolored lithographs, 14 3/4 x 22 1/2 inches. Each plate numbered in the lower right, and marked "proof" in the lower left. Light edgewear. Light toning, a bit of foxing on the final two plates. Good. A scarce, complete set of five lithographs recording the disastrous loss of a large fleet of New Bedford whaleships, trapped in the ice near Point Belcher in September, 1871. In all, some thirty-four ships were lost, at a cost of $1.5 million. After passing through the Bering Straits in June the fleet began to be frozen in in August. For a time the captains waited for a northeast wind that might carry them out of the ice. They had a chance to escape the floes in late August, but did not heed the warnings of natives, who warned that the ice would close up again soon. Indeed, a southwest wind on August 29th, crushed three of the ships and the captains decided to abandon their ships and escape south in smaller vessels. The stranded ships were abandoned and more than 1200 men, women, and children took lifeboats to seven whaleships not caught in the ice which ferried them to Honolulu. The first three plates show the various ships stuck in the ice, giving the name of each vessel in the caption. The fourth print shows the crews escaping in smaller rowboats, and the final one shows the the rescue ships "receiving the captains officers and crews of abandoned ships." The illustrations were drawn on stone by J.P. Newell, printed by the lithographic firm of J.H. Bufford in Boston. Peters praises Bufford as being among the very best at producing whaling images. The prints were published by Benjamin Russell in New Bedford, the important whaling port at which the fleet was based. The Lothrop catalogue points out that "all known copies of the prints in this set are marked 'proof,' and it is believed Russell retained this to enhance sales." This event did irreparable damage to the New Bedford whaling fleet and severe damage to the local economy that depended so much on it. WHALING PRINTS IN THE FRANCIS P. LOTHROP COLLECTION, 309- 313. DOW 97-101. BREWINGTON 23-27. PETERS, AMERICA ON STONE, pp.124-125.

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      New York. 1872.. [33] chromolithograph leaves. Lacking titlepage. Folio. Original black publisher's cloth. Covers lightly mildewed. Titlepage has been excised. Some light scattered foxing and mildewing; occasional offsetting. Verso of first leaf pasted with contemporary newspaper clippings. Images still quite bright and lovely. Good. "Some of the most elaborate chromolithographic works were trade catalogues. The high cost of producing such material, often in full-scale books, illustrates the degree to which consumer product makers were willing to spend on advertising even in the 19th century. This handsome Colgate catalogue contains thirty- four full- page chromolithographs in glowing color by the lithographers, Mayer, Merkel & Ottmann of New York, advertising vrious toiletry articles and soaps. Such catalogues were aimed mainly at the buyers for dry goods and department stores rather than the final consumer" - Reese. Not in OCLC. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER, 98.

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         Gareth and Lynette Etc

      London: Strahan 1872 London: Strahan, 1872. First Edition. 12mo. . Original green cloth, a little rubbed and shaken . With an Autograph Note from Tennyson tipped in, dated 7 March, 1872: "I want a revise of these sheets. I will send them back by return of post." According to Wise, the "trial edition" of this book was printed in the July of 1872 -- this note very probably refers to that trial printing

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         Skånska Folkdrägter. Tecknade af O. Wallgren. Urgifna med Text af Arvid Kurck.

      Stockholm, Ivar Hæggströms Boktryckeri, 1872. Stor Folio. (51x41 cm.). 16 pp. tekst samt 22 store farvelitograferede plancher af folkedragter. Tekst samt plancher ubeskårede i løse ark, som udkommet. (Lithogr. och tryckt hos A.J. Salmson).. Originaludgaven. - Colas nr. 1678

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         Madame et Monsieur Cardinal

      Michel Levy Freres Editeurs Paris: Michel Levy Freres, Editeurs, 1872. Full page pen & ink drawing with water-color before title page signed Ulysse-Roy. Two other black and white illustrations; one is signed in the plate J[ean].Massard and the other is unidentified, both tipped in between the half-title and title page, with two more black & white illustrations by Massard tipped into the text. 256(1) with the 12 original engraved vignettes by Edmond Morin. The first six chapters of this volume are the result of the first two chapters of the volume entitled: (Madame et Monsieur Cardinal (Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal) published in 1872. OCLC records a limited edition of 25 copies of this work with the original 12 vignettes on Chine and tipped in as opposed to only printed above the text. An additional two copies of an unidentified illustrator with tipped in plates between half-title and tile page, although none are included in collation and does not make mention of a color illustration by Ulysse-Roy. Bound in 1/2 blue-gray morocco over decorative paper covered boards, spine lettered and stamped in gilt, decorative endpapers, top edge gilt, original green printed wrappers bound in. some rubbing and minor nicks to boards. A unique collection of artist illustrations.. 12mo.

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         La Cuisine Classique Etudes Pratiques Raisonnees et Demonstratives De L'Ecole Francaise Appliquee Au Service a La Russe in Two Volumes

      E Dentu Editeur Palais-Royal, Paris, 1872. Cinquieme Edition. Binding: Half-Leather. Book Condition: Very Good . Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. VERY HEAVY (5.5kg /10.5lb net) COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES FRENCH TEXT. Ouvrage Illustre. De 65 Planches Gravees Hors Texte Embrassant Dans Son Cadre Toutes Les Prescriptions culinaires, D'Apres L'Ordre Et Les Principes De La Grande Cuisine. lxiv, 272, 318 large pages, size 12 inches tall by 9.25 inches.With 63 Steel Engraved Plates as issued - though listed plate #2 'Royal Family' was never included in this edition as it was considered politically insensitive. Each book includes a full Index and List of Illustrations Books - in worn, original paper covered boards with black leather spine. Corners and edges of boards are worn as is the paper covering. Surface cracking to leather at hinges but binding still sound, small piece missing from top of spine, well above lettering and decoration volume I and repair to leather to foot of volume II. Original marbled endpapers. Contents, usual light grubbiness/marking throughout and some staining to first few pages in each volume, as might be expected in any book which has spent years in a busy kitchen. A couple of leaves have small closed tears now professionally repaired with archival tape. One plate is a little worn with a couple of small tears to edges now strengthened/repaired with archival tape. All plates are present -save for the one of the Royal Family which, though listed, was never included in this edition- An impressive, original set of this classic culinary work. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: 001992.

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         Over the Plains, on the Mountains; or, Kansas, Colorado, and the Rocky Mountains; Agriculturally, Mineralogically and Aesthetically Described

      Industrial Age Printing Co. St. Louis, MO: "Industrial Age" Printing Co.. Very Good. 1872. First Edition. Original cloth. A handsome First Edition in Very Good condition with cracked and soiled boards; this copy has two title pages, both with an embossed library stamp. Index. Two pages of advertisements at rear. Original brown cloth; Tice crossed the Great Plains and Colorado to observe the natural resources and agricultural capabilities of the area and to ascertain the state of the branches of industry to which they were adapted, the character of the soil and climate, and the culture. He traveled over the North Missouri, Kansas Pacific, the Colorado Central, the Denver Pacific and the Boulder Valley Railroads .

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         Within the Maze. A novel. FIRST EDITION. 3 vols.

      Richard Bentley & Son. 1872 Orig. dark purple cloth, front boards blocked & lettered in black, spines blocked & lettered in black & gilt; spines a little faded, sl. cracking to front inner hinge vol. I.Sadleir 3367, in his first group for rarity; Wolff 7298. With Presentation Inscription from the Author, 'Henry Wood. From Mamma. 1872'.

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         The Daily Prayers for American Israelites, as revised in Conference 2) Select Prayers for various occasions in Life, including Burial Service

      Bloch & Co. Cincinnati Bloch & Co. 1872 Second printing vg 12mo. Blind embossed cloth with gilt lettering to spine. 48pp. 271ppp. 1) In Hebrew and English. In Hebrew direction. 2) Only English. In English direction. Pagination meets at intersection of 1) and 2). Original yellow endpapers. Sporadic foxing and some browning to inside of boards and book pages, not affecting text. In Hebrew and English. In very good condition. On the work: Minhag Amerika, which means the "American Rite," was intended to serve as the common prayer book for all of America's Jews. In fact, the community divided among a range of prayer books, traditional and liberal; none became predominant. On the author: Isaac Meyer Wise. (1819-1900)American Reform rabbi, editor, and author; born at Steingrub, Bohemia, March 29, 1819; died at Cincinnati, Ohio, March 26, 1900. He was the son of Leo Wise, a school-teacher, and received his early Hebrew education from his father and grandfather, later continuing his Hebrew and secular studies in Prague. He received the hattarat hora'ah from the Prague bet din, composed of Rabbis Rapoport, Samuel Freund, and E. L. Teweles A pioneer of Reform Judaism in America, Isaac Mayer Wise, a prolific writer, became its acknowledged leader and its institutional architect, organizing the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (1873), the Hebrew Union College (1875), and the Central Conference of American Rabbis (1889). The reforms that he instituted sought to adapt Judaism to modernity and to new conditions of life in a new land. This frontispiece portrait faces the title page of Wise's The Cosmic God, a philosophical work that had its origin in a series of lectures delivered by Wise in the fall and winter of 1874-1875. Wise was also an organizer and mover in the establishment of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, in 1889. Elected its president, he served until he died. This conference adopted the Union Prayer Book that would be used by all Reform congregations. Isaac Mayer Wise died on March 26, 1900. He was a pioneer Reform rabbi who tried to unite American Jewry, as well as a mover in establishing the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, Hebrew Union College, and the Central Conference of American Rabbis.

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         Sing-Song, A Nursery-Rhyme Book

      George Routledge and Sons. London: George Routledge and Sons., 1872. First Edition, First Issue. 8vo. Original green cloth with charming gilt illustration and lettering front cover and spine, light yellow endpapers. Superb full-page frontispiece and illustrations every page by ARTHUR HUGHES. 130pp. Two page Routledge ads at back. Covers sl. wear with corners bumped, occasional thumbing, very good and tight internally. A very presentable copy of one of the classic illustrated books by the Pre-Raphaelite circle.

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         Asher & Adams' New Commercial Topographical and Statistical Atlas and Gazetteer of the United States: With Maps Showing The Dominion of Canada, Europe and the World comprising a concise description and the location of cities, villages, post-offices, railroad stations etc., with populations of such as are officially reported by the latest government census, comprehensive statistical tables of the United States and the several countries of the world

      Asher & Adams New York: Asher & Adams. 1872. first printing. Hardcover. Very Good +. First edition, 1872. Half leather folio, 253 + 54pp. Replete with hand coloured maps of geography around the globe, with focus on North America, with each state's description and amentities parsed into sections with accompanying map.With extra, unpaginated map of Rhode Island, not accountented for on contents page. Beveled boards with gilt ruling and title, 4 raised spine bands. Rubber wear the the raised bands and corner, small chip to the inner edge of the cover cloth were it meets the leather spine. Contents are in near fine condition, bright and unmarked, sturdy and firmly bound. An excellent copy.

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         Annali di Citeriore Calabria dal 1806 al 1811.

      Cosenza, Migliaccio, 1872. Due volumi in 8vo; pp. 676 ed errata. Esemplare a fogli chiusi. Cop. edit. Cat. Platneriana, pag. 78.

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      Alexander Moore Boston:: Alexander Moore,. 1872.. Royal 8vo. 10-3/4" x 2nd edition (Cowan II, p. 333 [for the 3rd & 1st editions, incorrectly stating the 1st published in 1872]; Currey & Kruska 225; Farquhar 10b). xii, [13] - 79, [1 (blank)] pp. Each page of text with a red-rule perimeter border.. Original publisher's purple cloth, with elaborate black & gilt stamping to front board & spine. Back board stamped in blind only. Bevelled edges. AEG. Yellow eps.. Spine & board edges sunned. Modern poi to ffep inked-out. Usual. light foxing to paper, though photographs clear & sharp. Withal, a. solid VG copy.. The work based on the author's first visit to Yosemite Valley. Per C & K, "one of the better early guide books to the Yosemite region." This second editon adds two additional chapters, "The Yosemite in 1872." and "The Recent Earthquake in Yosemite." not found in the first edition published the year prior. . Illustrated with 10 albumen photographs taken by John P. Soule. Image tissue guards. 2 maps. 3 intratextual cuts [pp 48-50]. NB. See C&K for a discussion on Soule as photographer... or perhaps not.

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         The Wonders of the Yosemite Valley, and of California

      Alexander Moore Lee & Shepard 4to, original embossed purple-brown cloth with gilt decoration, illustrated with two wood engraved maps and 10 original photographic plates mounted on stiff paper by John P. Soule, [iii]-xii, 13-[98 ]pp. Spine sunned ends a bit chipped, light rubbing, scattered marginal foxing. Overall very good or better. Considered one of the most attractive early books on Yosemite, this worked contained in its second edition the first appearance of any of John Muir?s writings in a book, although they were anonymous. In this revised edition. Kneeland uses a lot of material from Muir?s scientific reports, and while there is some notion that not enough credit was given to Muir in this book, his name was at least mentioned. Additionally, since John Soul never visited California, some believe that the photographs were taken by John Houseworth or Eadweard Muybridge.

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         Gallery of Landscape Painters, Comprising Twenty-Four Illustrations of American Scenery From Paintings by G.L. Brown, W.H. Beard, Casilear, Colman, DeHaas, Gignoux, Wm. Hart, James M. Hart, Hill, Hinshelwood, Hubbard, Inness, Kensett, Momberger, J.D. Smillie, Geo. H. Smilie, Whittredge; Engraved on Steel by Eminent Engravers; With Letter-press Descriptions

      G.P. Putnam & Sons New York: G.P. Putnam & Sons. 1872. First edition. Hardcover. Good. 1872 printing. Folio (13.5 x 17 inches), green cloth hardbound with gilt titles/decorations on front cover and spine, unpaginated, illustrated with 24 large and handsome steel engravings of American scenes, clean unmarked text, a Good copy only, soil/discoloration to some pages of the text mostly in the form of foxing, wear a few of the pages of the text including creasing or minor chipping/tearing, front endpapers are worn, straining to the outer joints, some soil/discoloration to the covers, significant wear to the tips and edges of the covers including rubbing, wear, and some loss to the edges of the boards. Engraved reproductions of 24 paintings of scenes around the United States (most in the northeast, but also including views in Yosemite, The Missississippi River, etc.). Very rare book. Digital images available upon request.

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         Ten Great Religions book from the library of President James Garfield, inscribed to him from ‘King of the Lobby’, Sam Ward, one of the most powerful and influential lobbyists of the Gilded Age.

      The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Books were a scarce commodity to young James, who lost his father before the age of two, and was raised by his mother who struggled to maintain a humble existence. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books. Some twenty years ago, several dozen of his books were de-accessioned, and one of these books is described below: Book: Ten Great Religions: An Essay in Comparative Theology. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1871, 8vo, 528 pps. James A. Garfield bookplate affixed to front end paper, over another bookplate of similar size. Inscribed to James Garfield on the front flyleaf by Sam Ward, “This charming résumé which I have read with pleasure & profit is now appropriately bestowed upon my dear friend Garfield whose enlightened & inquiring spirit will appreciate the great fairness & intelligence of this Freeman Clarke whom I have heard preach to my great delight. / Sam Ward / Feb 1872”. Pencil notation in most likely Ward’s hand on back flyleaf, “p 14-19- [21 to 81] a most beautiful and comprehensive summary.” Page block split mid-way at binding which can be repaired. Chips and wear to spine and corners. Pencil lines on a few pages. Good condition. Sam Ward, sometimes referred to as ‘King of the Lobby’ or ‘Uncle Sam Ward’, was the sister of Juliet Ward Howe, the son-in-law of William B. Astor, a prominent banker, and one of the Gilded Age’s most influential lobbyists. Publishers Weekly, in its review of Kathryn Allamong Jacob’s biography of Ward, writes, “ Ward earned the title ‘King of the Lobby’ by applying savoir faire, gastronomy and a genius for social combinations to the hitherto crude process of influencing votes in Congress. He represented insurance, telegraph and steamship companies as well as banking, mining and railroad interests, among others.” Ward jokingly referred to himself as Rex Vestiari. He cultivated a style of lobbying that survives today in the form of expensive golf outings, extravagant dinners, and luxurious vacations. His friends included James Garfield, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Charles Sumner, Lord Rosebery, Thackeray, and William Seward.

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         Vergleichende Betrachtungen über neuere geometrische Forschungen. Programm zum Eintritt in die philosophische Facultät und den Senat der k. Friedrich-Alexanders-Universität.

      Erlangen, Andreas Deichert, 1872. 8vo. (233x152mm). Uncut with the original printed front-wrapper (loose) - back-wrapper missing. Fine and clean throughout. 48 pp.. First edition of the "Erlanger Programm". For over two millennia geometry had been the study of theorems which could be proved from Euclid's axioms. However, in the beginning of the 19th century it was proved that there exist other geometries than that of Euclid. Motivated by the emergence of the new geometries of Bolyai, Lobachevsky, and Riemann, Klein proposed to define a geometry, not by a set of axioms, but instead in terms of the transformations that leave it invariant; according to Klein, a geometric structure consists of a space together with a particular group of transformations of the space. A valid theorem in that particular geometry is one that holds under this group of transformations. This controversial idea did not only give a more systematic way of classifying the different geometries, but also gave birth to new geometric structures such as manifolds. The Erlanger Programm was translated into six languages in the following two decades, and it has had an immense influence on geometry up to and throughout the 20th century. Scarce. Landmark Writtings in Western Mathematics 1640-1940, p.544-52

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         Through the Looking-Glass, and what Alice found there. With... Illustrations by John Tenniel.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1872 [but 1871].. First edition, first issue, 8vo, (xii), 224, (4) pp. Black and white illustrations, some occasional light browning, inscription dated "Xmas 1871" to half title, marbled endpapers. Recently rebound in full red morocco, a.e.g., gilt titled spine and ruled borders. A handsome copy. Williams, Madan, Green & Crutch pp.61-8.

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         Two signed Julia Ward Howe handwritten documents! Eleven years after writing “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” appalled by the horrors of the Franco-Prussian War in 1870 and 1871, Julia Ward Howe writes from England to British social reformer Mary Carpenter, enclosing her original signed handwritten “Prospectus” of her planned Woman’s Peace Congress to be held three weeks later in London

      Comprises: (1)Autograph Letter Signed “Julia Ward Howe,” three pages, 4.5” x 7”, front & verso on two conjoined sheets. 23 Norfolk Street, Strand [London], June 13, 1872. Minor foxing. To Miss [Mary] Carpenter. Fine condition. In full, “I can only send you the written copy of my Prospectus, soiled by the Printer’s hand, who promised me the whole edition early this morning. Now, at 12 n, I have seen nothing of it. I am going to Argyll Lodge by invitation today, and must dress at once. Thence I go to your sister-in-law, who had kindly sent for me. Lady Augusta Stanley has not written to me. I sent her your letter, with a modest note of my own. I am sorry & ashamed to write to you so hurriedly, after the great kindness & hospitality you have extended to me. But I must not tell you how grateful I am for these, because you will know how you would feel in my place. Believe me always, gratefully and affectionately Yours Julia Ward Howe.” (2)Autograph Manuscript Signed “Julia Ward Howe,” 3.5 pages, 4.5” x 7”, separate sheets (numbered pages “3” and “4” are on conjoined sheets). 23 Norfolk Street, Strand [London], June 11, 1872. Titled “Prospectus.” Slight soling by printer as this manuscript was set in type (explained in the ALS). Fine condition. In full, “I have determined, in cooperation with some others, to hold a Congress in London, on the 1st & 2nd days of July next, with the twofold view of considering the momentous subject of Peace, and the proper and possible agency of women in its' promotion. In this view, I ask assistance of earnest and thoughtful [she crossed out “men and women”] persons, both in devising the plan of discussion to be followed, and in securing the condition of its’ execution. Wishing, if possible, to invite in our proposed study the advantages of analysis and of synthesis. I propose under the former head to give consideration to the following points of argument. Antagonism of sex. " [Antagonism] of Parentage. Between Capital and Labor. Between Authority and Intelligence. Between the individual and society. Between different nations. Under the head of synthesis we shall desire to illustrate the great principles of human brotherhood, the religious and moral unity of the race, and the great power and duty of woman in cultivating and maintaining in the [she crossed out “community”] public mind the source of this unity. “The assistance sought by this Prospectus would consist mainly in allotting different portions of the work to be done to those best able to undertake them in raising funds to defray the expenses of the London Meeting, and in the formation of Committees of correspondence, with a view to some permanent organization resulting from this Congress. Julia Ward Howe. June 11th 1872. 23 Norfolk St. Strand.” Printer’s notation on verso of fourth page: “500 4th --- 1.0.0 / 1000 [4th] --- 1.12.6 / Each after 1000 --- 0.10.6” The recipient of this letter, Mary Carpenter (1807-1877), was an English educational and social reformer, one of the foremost public speakers of her time. Active in the antislavery movement, she later supported women’s suffrage and campaigned for higher education for women. Just one month before Julia Ward Howe wrote this letter in England, on May 10, 1872, at Apollo Hall in New York City, Victoria Claflin Woodhull was nominated for President by a group of about 500 unauthorized delegates who were attending the National Woman Suffrage Association convention at Steinway Hall, also in the city, becoming the first woman presidential candidate. Representing 26 states and four territories, they adopted the name People’s Party, later renamed Equal Rights Party. Without his knowledge, abolitionist and advocate of women’s suffrage, Frederick Douglass was nominated for Vice President. He never acknowledged his nomination. Julia Ward Howe, in her “Reminiscences 1819-1899” (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1899), wrote, in part, “In the spring of the year 1872 I visited England, hoping by my personal presence to effect the holding of a Woman’s Peace Congress in the great metropolis of the civilized world … I had come to London to do everything in my power to found and foster what I may call ‘a Woman's Apostolate of Peace,’ though I had not then hit upon that name … My work in London brought me in contact with a number of prominent workers in various departments of public service … In Bristol I was the guest of Mary Carpenter, who gave me some friendly advice regarding the convention which I hoped to hold in London. She assured me that such a meeting could have no following unless the call for it were dignified by the name of some prominent member of the English aristocracy. In this view, she strongly advised me to write to the Duchess of Argyll, requesting an interview at which I might speak to her of my plans. I did write the letter, and obtained the interview [in the letter here offered, she writes “I am going to Argyll Lodge by invitation today] … ‘My only objection to a lady’s speaking in public,’ she [Argyll] said, ‘is based upon St. Paul’s saying: “I suffer not a woman to teach,” etc.’ I replied, ‘Yes, but remember that, in another place, he says that a woman may prophesy wearing a veil.’ She assented to this statement. But she did not appear to interest herself much in my plan of a Woman’s Peace Congress … So ends this arduous but pleasant episode of my peace crusade. I will only mention one feature more in connection with it. I had desired to institute a festival which should be observed as mothers’ day, and which should be devoted to the advocacy of peace doctrines. I chose for this the second day of June, this being a time when flowers are abundant, and when the weather usually allows of open-air meetings. I had some success in carrying out this plan. In Boston I held the Mothers’ Day meeting for quite a number of years. The day was also observed in other places, once or twice in Constantinople, and often in places nearer home. My heart was gladdened, this last year, by learning from a friend that a peace association in Philadelphia still celebrates Mothers’ Day.”

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      Imprenta de la Razon Tucuman: Imprenta de la "Razon, 1872. 207 pages. Included are 21 mounted albumen photographs by Angel Paganelli of the city of Tucuman, Argentina, and nearby sugar refineries, printed from wet collodion negatives and measuring 4 x 6 inches or reverse. Two of the mounted photographs are two-panel panoramas. Quarto, 11 x 7 k1k/2 inches. Black leather backed marbled boards.The city of Tucuman appears elegant and well developed in these photographs. Shown are prominent churches and government buildings, the facade of the house where independence was declared, several major streets peopled with pedestrians and horse drawn carts, and several of the province's sugar refineries. The large panorama depicts the Plaza Independencia and the smaller shows the interior courtyard garden of the National College.The brothers Angel and Jose Paganelli were among an interesting group of early Italian photographers active in Argentina. (see online: Priamo, La Fotografia Italiana en la Argentina Siglos XVIII/XIX). In 1869, Angel settled in Tucuman in northwest Argentina. This book, the third known book with original photographs published in Argentina, was intended to attract settlers and industries to the Province of Tucuman.Ferrari. BIBLIOGRAFIA DE PUBLICACIONES ARGENTINAS CON FOTOGRAFIAS MONTADAS. Buenos Aires, 1993. #3.

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         Skandinaviens Fugle med særligt Hensyn til Danmark og de nordlige Bilande. + Tekstbind. Incl. "Ornithologiske Bidrag til Danmarks Fauna" af Jonas Collin udg. som Supplement til "Skaninaviens Fugle".

      Paany udgivet af Jonas Collin. Med over 600 kollorerede figurer. Med 106 [af 107] håndkolorerede tavler (både kobberstik og litografier). København [1872-]1879. Tavlebind i Folio, tekstbind i 8°. Samtidige halvlæderbind med lidt brugsspor på ryg og hjørner, kapitæler lidt slidte. LI + 838 + (2) + 27 sider + tavler. Noget plettet.. Anker 250-251; Nissen 496.Mangler "2det Supplement" og "Ny Tavle (III) til Skandinaviens Fugle". Begge disse kom først i 1888

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      David M'Intosh printer Washington: David M'Intosh, printer, 1872. 8vo. 205 pp. Bound with: (Pike, Luther H.) IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, WARD H. LAMON, ET AL., VS. HENRY E. MCKEE:, NO. 11,238, EQUITY DOC. 28: A BRIEF [caption title]. Leather and marbled boards and endpapers, gilt title on spine; lacking outer wrappers, older endpapers repaired. First edition of both titles. The first is the author's own copy, inscribed by him on the title page, "Wholly prepared by me, and printed for and at the cost of myself and Gen. Denver; Henry E. McKee having nothing to do with it, and knowing nothing about it. Albert Pike, July 27, 1890." Additionally inscribed and signed by him at the caption title of seven other sections to the book (e.g., "Prepared wholly by me in 1856. Albert Pike"). Pike (1809-1891), largely self-educated, travelled through the West, published several books of poetry, was a leader in the American masonic movement, made important contributions in journalism and law in his adopted state of Arkansas, and served as a brigadier general in the Confederate army (see DAB). OCKC: "Compilation of documentary material on the United States Treaty of 1830 with the Choctaw Nation and the Treaty of 1855 with the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations." By these treaties' terms, the tribes ceded their lands in the Southwest in exchange for land in the new Indian Territory. Rare; OCLC locates but three copies (New York Public, Yale, Library of Congress).

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         Absolute Geometrie ... Bearbeitet von Dr. J. Frischauf. [bound with] FRISCAUF: Elemente der Absoluten Geometrie.Leipzig: B.G. Teubner, 1872/1876. First edition.

      The rare first German edition of Bolyai's Appendix Scientiam Spatii Absolute Veram exhibens, 'the most extraordinary two dozen pages in the history of thought' (Halsted), containing the independent foundation (along with Lobachevsky) of non-Euclidean geometry. (Halsted: Bibliography of Hyper-Space and Non-Euclidean Geometry, no. 35. Sommerville: Bibliography of Non-Euclidean Geometry, p.46). "Hoüel's labors must have urged J. Frischauf to perform the service for Germany which the former had rendered to France. His book - Absolute Geometrie nach J. Bolyai - (1872) is simply a free translation of Johann's Appendix, to which were added the opinions of W. Bolyai on the Foundations of Geometry. A new and revised edition of Frischauf's work was brought out in 1876 [the two works bound together here]. In that work reference is made to the writings of Lobatschewsky and the memoirs of other authors who about that time had taken up this study from a more advanced point of view. This volume remained for many years the only book in which these new doctrines upon space were brought together and compared." (Bonola: Non-Euclidean Geometry, p.126).. Large 8vo: 232150 mm. The two works bound together in one contemporary quarter-calf and marbled boards (rebacked with the original spine laid on), paper label on upper cover, uncut and partially unopened. Scarce

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         The Coast of Norway from Christiania to Hammerfest

      W. M. Thompson / Roberts Brothers London and Boston: W. M. Thompson / Roberts Brothers, 1872. Hard Cover. viii, [ followed by 12 full color plates (chromolithographs?) each preceded by an acid free buffer leaf and tissue ], 24 pages. Oblong Folio (13 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches). Publisher's beveled boards with gold and green decorations on the cover. Originally bound in gutta percha style, leaves had come loose as normal and the book was in pieces. Now recased with original spine laid down and with individual leaves tied together archivally with tissue and sewn. Now sound and usable. Several pages with new paper / tissue restorations to fore edges (not affecting text). Some minor dampstaining. Plates are bright and clean with some minor dampstaining to some upper right corner. Scarce in the marketplace. Good.

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         Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

      Macmillan and Co London: Macmillan and Co, 1866 and 1872. Hard Cover. First published edition, first issue. Illustrated by John Tenniel with forty-two illustrations in volume one and fifty illustrations in volume two. Both volumes are bound in the original cloth with gilt titles to spines and circular gilt illustrations on both covers featuring Alice holding a pig, the Cheshire cat, the Red Queen, and the White Queen. Each volume has been expertly rebacked using the original boards, spines, and endpages with the repair visible in a few places along the spine ends and joints. There is minor fraying and wear to the spine ends, corners, and edges of the boards. The spine of Alice is darkened although the gilt title remains bright. There is minor rubbing and a few small spots of soiling to the boards of both volumes. There are two small dampstains on the rear board of Through the Looking-Glass, one of which effects the gilt illustration. There are a few bubbles under the cloth of Through the Looking Glass. The interior of Alice is lightly foxed and top margin is lightly browned. The verso of the front free endpage in Through the Looking Glass has remnants of glue where a bookplate was once adhered. The facing half title page is lightly browned as a result. Both volumes have a few light smudge marks and a few small spots of soiling. Alice has pale blue end pages and Through the Looking Glass has dark blue end pages. Full edges gilt. Both volumes are housed in a red cloth box with gilt titles of both volumes to the spine. The spine of the box is faded and the panels have minor rubbing and wear Very good condition. CHILD/122210. Very Good.

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         ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH of: Beatrice Sheward Hatch (1866-1947) and Ethel Charlotte Hatch (1869-1975) as beggar children,

      this photograph was taken by Dodgson between 19 and 30 April 1872, and is image number 2025 in Edward Wakeling's list of Carroll photographs. 105mm x 165mm mounted on card (this chipped at corners), inscribed by Beatrice Hatch on verso and on the card margin beneath the photograph "Beggar Children, Beatrice and Ethel Hatch", with a light date stamp at edge of image. The "Beggar Child" was one of Carroll's favourite motifs - it was most famously used in his celebrated portrait of Alice Liddell. This photograph is reproduced by Morton Cohen in his edition of Letters, opposite p.252. There are two other known original images of this photograph: (a) loose print at Texas (Gernsheim Collection) (b) loose print at the Rosenbach Museum, Philadelphia. AN E MAIL IMAGE OF THIS PHOTOGRAPH CAN BE SENT ON REQUEST

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      1872. 1. CARROLL,LEWIS. (ITALIAN) LE AVVENTURE D'ALICE NEL PAESE DELLE MERAVIGLIE. Londra:Mac. 1872. 8vo, red cloth, teg, near fine. 1st ed. "Another form of the first issue, the covers lack the gold lines around the border." (WMGC 85 theorize that 1st issue sheets were bound at a later time without the gold rule). Trans. by T. Pietrocola - Rossetti and illus. in b&w. In this edition the tickets on the Mad Hatter's Hat and the "Drink me" labels have been translated into Italian (not done on the French or German editions). Illus. by Tenniel. A beautiful copy.

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         Through the Looking-Glass

      Macmillan London: Macmillan, 1872 A beautiful crushed red morocco signed binding over marbled paper and matching end papers by Zaennsdorf. Spine gilt on leather within 5 raised bands; title and author in panels 2 and 3 with date 1872 at tail. Some slight bumping of corners. AEG. On p. 21, 3 up "wade" instead of "wabe".. First Edition, First Printing. Three Quarter Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by John Tenniel. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade.

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         Samuel Clemens "Mark Twain" seeks the opinion of phrenology doctor finding "absence of the sense of humor

      Autograph letter signed "S. L. Clemens" 1p. 4.5" x 7.25"., Oct. 12, [n.y.], presumably 1872, in pencil to Dr. Fowler, Folds, very good. in part: "...We have lost your address & are uncertain what it is. Is it 107 Fleet Street? We desire to communicate...". Clemens was in London staying at the Langham Hotel in 1872-1873. He encountered Lorenzo Fowler's advertisement for his office on Fleet Street in that city. Lorenzo and his wife had had a successful lecture tour of England, and they had settled down in London where they had opened their phrenological office. Clemens wrote of his visit that Fowler found a spot on his skull that “represented the total absence of the sense of humor.” Phrenology is a pseudoscience primarily focused on measurements of the human skull, based on the concept that the brain is the organ of the mind, and that certain brain areas have localized, specific functions or modules.The American brothers Lorenzo Niles Fowler (1811–1896) and Orson Squire Fowler (1809–1887) were leading phrenologists of their time. Orson, together with associates Samuel Wells and Nelson Sizer, ran the phrenological business and publishing house Fowlers & Wells in New York City. Meanwhile, Lorenzo spent much of his life in England where he initiated the famous phrenological publishing house, L.N Fowler & Co., and gained considerable fame with his phrenology head (a china head showing the phrenological faculties), which has become a symbol of the discipline.

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         Jefferson Davis has “no hesitation as to paying” an 1823 legal claim against his late eldest brother “if the claim is a just one.”

      Autograph Letter Signed “Jefferson Davis,” 1.5pp, 5” x 8”, front and verso. Memphis, December 2, 1872. To J.H. Bowman. Four line ANS “J.H. Bowman” in lower portion of second page. Inlaid to 5.75” x 8.75”. Minor flaws. Fine condition. In part, “Your’s of the 29th ulto. received with the letter of Mr. Jacobson enclosed. I know little of the case he presents and that little predisposes me against the justice of the claim. At the date given 1823 my Brother because of ill health and the purpose to engage in planting was winding up his business as a Lawyer, and soon thereafter, I do not know the date, the partnership of Reed & Davis was dissolved … I was then a school boy. You will understand my knowledge of such affairs was quite imperfect. The books of Reed & Grayson if they can be found would perhaps show the true character of the case, you may also learn the view of my Brother by reading the correspondence to which Mr. Jacobson refers. If the claim is a just one I have no hesitation as to paying it, but that must be shown before I can believe it to be so…” Bowman writes on the lower portion of the second page, “Mr Jacobson will please read the enclosed letter & return it to me and when convenient let me see the letters of J.D. Nicholson referred to in his letter. Respectfully JH Bowman Dec 4th 1872.” Joseph Emory Davis (1784-1870) was 23 when his youngest sibling, Jefferson Davis, was born. From 1820-1827, he was the law partner of Thomas B. Reed. After retiring as a lawyer, Joseph made his fortune as a planter, becoming one of the richest men in Mississippi. He assembled an extensive library from which Jefferson gained much of his legal and political knowledge.

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         Grundzüge einer Vibrationstheorie der Natur.

      Reval, Kluge, 1872. 8vo. Completely uncut and unopened in the original printed orange wrappers. A bit of soiling to wrappers, minor lacks to capitals, a small tear to the spine and a tear to the back wrapper - no loss. (10), 405, (1) pp.. Uncommon first edition of Dellingshausen's noteworthy main work, which constitutes one of the first attempts to prove the identity of particles and waves, thus anticipating by many decades a theory that eventually led to the creation of wave-mechanics, by many considered the single most important contribution to theoretical physics in the twentieth century.The honour of founding wave-mechanics befalls Louis de Broglie, who won the Nobel Prize for it in 1929. With his PhD-thesis of 1924, which inspired Einstein, who supported his theory of the wave-particle duality of matter, De Broglie had set the basis for one of the greatest innovations of the 20th century. It is, however, often forgotten - or not known - that a few solid minds had actually had theories along the same lines, long before de Broglie writes his seminal PhD-thesis. The first and most well-founded of these seems to be Dellingshausen, who presents his theory in full in his great main work "Grundzüge einer Vibrationstheorie der Natur". "Before we analyze Louis de Broglie's decisive contributions to the conceptual development of quantum mechanics and, in particular, his introduction of what is often called "matter waves", we shall ask ourselves whether - as it has so often occurred with great innovations in science - his ideas had not been anticipated, at least in part, by speculative thinkers in the past. Because of his optical-mechanical analogy Hamilton is often regarded as a direct precursor of de Broglie's hypothesis. This, however, is only partially true [...] Hamilton's interest, it is clear, lay wholly in the formal-mathematical aspects and not in the problem of the physical nature of light.There were in the nineteenth century, however, some unorthodox thinkers who maintained, whether on physical or philosophical grounds, the ultimate identity between particles and waves. One of the most eloquent proponents of these ideas was Baron Nicolai Dellingshausen. After studying physics at the University of Dorpat, Leipzig, and Heidelberg, he returned to his Baltic estate and wrote a number of interesting studies on physics while administering his lands and farms. His major work, an enlarged version of an earlier essay, was published in 1872 under the title "Grundzüge einer Vibrationstheorie der Natur". Basing his ideas on the cartesian conception of extension as the chief characteristic of matter and on the kinetic theory of heat which reduced heat to motion, Dellingshausen identified atoms with standing waves and interpreted motion of particles as a vibrational process. According to his doctrine bodies are merely "Extended centers of vibrational motions" and the "nature of matter is extension in motion." (Jammer, pp. 239-40)

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         Ett Ar i Stilla Havet. Reseminnen fran Patagonien, Chili, Peru, Californien, Britiska Columbia och Oceanien

      Stockholms Lith. Art. Anstalt ["One Year in the Pacific. Memories from Travels in Patagonia, Chile, Peru, California, British Columbia and Oceania"].Stockholm : Stockholms Lith. Art. Anstalt, 1872. First edition. Covers a little faded, gilt still bright, minor rubbing of spine ends, name in ink on verso of frontispiece, small tear at bottom of front free endpaper. Quarto. Illustrated with 17 lithographs from photographs and drawings by the author, four fully coloured, 13 tinted original two tone maroon cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, decoratively stamped in blind on covers Ekelof was a lieutenant in the Royal Swedish Navy and joined His (British) Majesty's Ship "Zealous" under the command of rear admiral Hastings in 1866. He writes about his two year journey up the west coast of south and north America, then to the Sandwich Islands and later to Tahiti. The"Zealous", which was powered both by an 800 horse power steam engine and sail, was ordered to the Pacific to relieve the frigate "Sutlej". Ekelof's description of his journey begins with the traversing of the Sound of Magellan. While visiting Vancouver Island he changes ship and continues on the small 17-gun corvette "Alert" built in Sheerness in England in 1856. He remarks that she has a 100 horse power steam engine, as well as "an unusually difficult frigate rigging". "Barely had the thunder of our 21 gun salute to King Kamehameha and the response, laboured and with long pauses, by the artillery in the Battery at Punchbowl Hill, faded away before our deck was filled to capacity with hords of olive complected visitors" begins chapter IV. Ekelof makes a thorough description of the Hawaiian islands, the people, the food, the scenery, the government of the island. The ship's company was invited to a picnic by Queen Emma at Wai-ki-ki. He gives detailed descriptions of the Hawaiian music and even has music notations, both music and words, for some songs. The full page tinted plates are reproductions of the author' own photographs and water colours. The author is very detail oriented and his descriptions of both people and places are very thorough, and also insightful. He is very curious and also adventurous and makes many "side trips", and also many friends amongst both the common men and the nobles of the peoples they visit [Forbes Hawaii 2936].

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         The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. With Photographic and Other Illustrations.

      London, John Murray, 1872. First edition, second issue. VI + 374 + 4 p. 7 photographic partly folding plates (heliotypes) by O. G. Rejlander (all) and other illustrations. Original green cloth, blind-stamped borders, gilt titles and decorations to spine. 19 X 13 cm. Clean interior.. Freeman, 1142

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         The Origin of Species.

      London, printed by William Clowes and Sons, 1872. Sixth edition. XXI + 432 p + 1 folded diagram. Modern half cloth. Covers not included. The title page is missing in this copy. Owner´s signature (Ursula Schelling)

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         The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. With photographic and other Illustrations.

      London, John Murray, 1872. Uncut in orig. full green cloth., gilt. Spine ends a little frayed, corners with wear. Light wear along edges. Front inner hinge broken. A bookplate removed from inside frontcover. A stamp on front free endpaper. VI,374 pp. + 4 pp. of advertisements., 7 photographic (heliotype) plates, some folding. Textillustrations. A few brownspots on the first 5 leaves and a few other. Some light traces of use.. First edition, second issue (3 preliminary-leaves, third leaf signed b). With the plates numbered in Arabic. - The Expression of the Emotions "is an importent member of the evolutionary set, and it was written, in part at least, as a confutation of the idea that the facial muscles of expression in man were a special endowment." (Freeman p. 142). Darwin concluded that "the chief expressiv actions exhibited by man and by the lower animals are now innate or inherited." - Freeman No 1142 - Garrison & Morton No 4975

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      Printed for Jas. F. Hunnewell at the Chiswick Press London:: Printed for Jas. F. Hunnewell at the Chiswick Press,, 1872. First Edition. Near Fine. First Edition Near Fine in the original vellum binding mildly soiled vellum binding with gilt rules covers, lettering spine. Small stamp rear paste down--Huntington Library duplicate. No other markings or writing.LIMITED EDITION OF 100 COPIES with the photographic facsimile title page mentioned in Sabin (89274). 24mo. [4], 5-58 pp. Rare

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         FAIRY TALES.

      vi [2], 94, [2] pages. Illustrated with 12 chromolithographic plates after original drawings by E. V. B. (Eleanor Vere Boyle.). Original decorative red cloth gilt. Folio. All edges gilt.First edition. Inner joints strengthened, and some expert restoration to the spine; else a near fine copy. Printed at the Chiswick Press, the plates printed by the Leighton Brothers, this is arguably the finest of Boyle's creations, considered by many to be a true masterpiece of Victorian book production.

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         Die Geburt der Tragödie aus dem Geiste der Musik.

      Leipzig, E.W. Fritzsch, 1872. 8vo. Fine recent half morocco in old style, with five raised bands and gilding to spine. Brownspotting to title-page and last leaf (probably due to the fact that Schenk has been given the copy immediately, as it came, and has thus had it unbound), otherwise nice and clean. IV, 143, (1) pp.. Magnificent gift-copy from Nietzsche in the year of publication (inscribed in a contemporary hand to title-page: "Von Friedrich Nietzsche geschenkt 1872" - "Given by Friedrich Nietzsche in 1872") of the rare first edition, first issue, of Nietzsche's first work, his seminal "The Birth of Tragedy out of the Spirit of Music", which started his career and brought him immediate fame. The title-page furthermore bears the ownership signature of "Dr. Schenk" (signature a bit vague), to whom Nietzsche gave the present copy. Emil Schenk (1821 - 1902), from 1858 Mayor of Jena, was Nietzsche's uncle and an intimate friend of his father. The vast correspondence between Nietsche's father and Schenk, comprising ab. 250 known letters, all of great length, is seen as an important source of information for the Christian upbringing of the young Nietzsche, and Emil Schenk thus as an important figure in the founding Christianity of the genious Friedrich Nietzsche, whose views on Christianity have been seminal to the development of 19th and 20th century thought. Born on October 15, 1844, Nietzsche grew up in the small town of Röcken, near Leipzig. Many of the letters that we have between Schenk and Nietzsche's father, Ludwig, date from the Röckener years, where the Schenk couple, Emil and Emma, was doubtlessly the closest friends of Nietzsche's parents, Ludwig and Franziska. Nietzsche's father died as early as 1849, when Friedrich Nietzsche was merely five years old. After his death, when the family moved to Naumburg, his mother continued the close relationship with both Emil and Emma Schenk. Friedrich Nietzsche also remained closely connected to the best friend of his deceased father and many letters have been preserved between the two. It is therefore no wonder that his dear uncle, who represents a close tie to his early deceased father has apparently been one of the first to receive a copy of his first book, namely the present copy of "The Birth of Tragedy", given to him in the year of printing, 1872, which is quite unusual. Emil Schenk was of great importance to Friedrich Nietzsche's upbringing and continued to play a role in his life. It is furthermore while spending the summer of 1859 with him that Nietzsche has his defining near-death experience when nearly drowning, and it is Emil Scenk, who saves his life. The first edition of "Die Geburt der Tragödie" was printed in less than 700 copies (probably about 625), and is thus scarce."In his youth he became a disciple of Schopenhauer but his immediate friendship with Wagner was a decisive feature in Nietzsche's development, although the bitter hatred that later arose between them, in the words of Ernest Newman "poisened his pen as the thing itself had once poisened his soul." His principal work during the Wagner period, 1868-78, was "Die Geburt der Tragödie aus dem Geiste der Musik", 1872. In this he adopted a tragico-pessimistic conception of Greek civilization, like Burckhardt but contrary to Grote. This started his career as a critic of modern civilization based on disgust with imperial Germany, Christianity, bourgeois ethics, and so on." (PMM, p.224).Nietzsche was originally a philologist, and in this his first, and perhaps most interesting, work he discusses the history of the Greek tragedy, a discussion that was to become of great importance. He introduces a distinction between what he calls the Dionysian and the Apollonian principles, claiming that life always involves a struggle between these two elements, each battling for control over the existence of humanity. Due to the unnoticible mixture of these two elements, the Greek tragedy constitutes the highest form of art, and the human condition can be understood in full when understanding these tragedies. The work geniusly isolates and then combines the most important strands of German idealism and unites them at a new level. "The Birth of Tragedy..." represents an entirely new way of understanding philology as well as philosophy

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         Ferns: British and Exotic

      London: George Bell & Sons, 1872. 8 volumes, octavo. (9 13/16 x 6 1/2 inches). Half-title to vol.I. 479 plates printed in colours from wood- blocks by Benjamin Fawcett, after Francis Lydon, numerous wood-engraved illustrations. Contemporary half light brown calf over blue pebble-grained cloth-covered boards, spines in six compartments with raised bands, red morocco lettering-piece in the second, green morocco lettering-piece in the fourth, the others with repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. A fine set of this beautifully-illustrated monograph on ferns. According to Stafleu this set is the first edition of this valuable work to be issued by the publishers George Bell & Sons: the earlier editions having been published by Groombridge & Sons. Lowe was a botanist and meteorologist whose private income allowed him to pursue his passionate interest in ferns at a time when there was also widespread public interest in the collecting and growing of the family: "ferneries" were a feature of many a fashionable garden. Lowe's enthusiasm is evident in his introduction: "Ferns, by their exquisite beauty [and], great variety ... deservedly rank high amongst cultivated plants. Among them may be found innumerable diversity ... Some species grow to the height of forty or fifty feet ... [others] scarcely exceed an inch ... As decorative plants in our hothouses and conservatories, Ferns stand unrivalled ... the evergreen species of ferns maintain an unfailing interest; young fronds, with their delicate tints are constantly appearing, and more mature ones as they pass through the different stages ... gain fresh beauty in every change. An additional argument in their favour is, that in many situations, where other plants could not exist, Ferns will not only grow, but impart a character which can be attained by no other means." Lowe goes on to explain that he believes that the reason Ferns were so little understood, despite being widely grown, was the lack of a publication "within the reach of all," which included the "accurate coloured figures" needed to allow the interested amateur to identify the different species: the present work was issued to answer this need. The beautiful plates are produced using a complicated printing process which allowed for the accurate alignment of multiple wood-engraved blocks to produce crisp clear outlines and luminous colours. They are the work of the master of this process: Benjamin Fawcett (1808-1893), working from originals by his long- time employee Alexander Francis Lydon (1836-1917).Fellow engraver, W.D. Ridley wrote of the production of Fawcett's plates: "Benjamin Fawcett was undoubtedly a born genius in the best sense of the word; for in a remote country town [Driffield in Yorkshire] in the early days of railway facilities, when it must have been difficult to buy high-grade colour inks, he brushed all difficulties aside, purchased his own boxwood shipped direct from Turkey, matured it, sawed it in slices, surfaced it accurately, drew the whole of his work upon these blocks himself." Stafleu & Cowan III, 5040

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         Eigaku hikkei. An English spelling-book, with reading lessons, for beginners. New edition

      Tokio: Yamasiroya, 5th year of Meiji. [1872]. 2 volumes, 12mo (180 x 122 mm.), 54 and 48 double-fold pages, title-pp. in both English and Japanese, the Japanese title on pink paper and used as front pastedown; orig. blue wrappers, printed paper labels on each volume (that on vol. I with partial loss); sewn in the Oriental manner; some worming to the first volume, mostly confined to the margins; front cover of vol. I stained; moderate wear; good or better. An instruction book for English spelling laid out in 10 courses: the alphabet, syllables and words of two [-three, -four, -five] letters, diphthongs, vowels, etc. A Critical Bibliography of Materials for English Studies in Japan. Collected by Osaka Women's University, 1962, no. 108.

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      Tucuman: Imprenta de la "Razon, 1872. 207 pages. Included are 21 mounted albumen photographs by Angel Paganelli of the city of Tucuman, Argentina, and nearby sugar refineries, printed from wet collodion negatives and measuring 4 x 6 inches or reverse. Two of the mounted photographs are two-panel panoramas. Quarto, 11 x 7 k1k/2 inches. Black leather backed marbled boards.The city of Tucuman appears elegant and well developed in these photographs. Shown are prominent churches and government buildings, the facade of the house where independence was declared, several major streets peopled with pedestrians and horse drawn carts, and several of the province's sugar refineries. The large panorama depicts the Plaza Independencia and the smaller shows the interior courtyard garden of the National College.The brothers Angel and Jose Paganelli were among an interesting group of early Italian photographers active in Argentina. (see online: Priamo, La Fotografia Italiana en la Argentina Siglos XVIII/XIX). In 1869, Angel settled in Tucuman in northwest Argentina. This book, the third known book with original photographs published in Argentina, was intended to attract settlers and industries to the Province of Tucuman.Ferrari. BIBLIOGRAFIA DE PUBLICACIONES ARGENTINAS CON FOTOGRAFIAS MONTADAS. Buenos Aires, 1993. #3.

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      North Adams: James T. Robinson & Sons, 1872. 98 pages. With eight mounted albumen photographs, including six stereo views by L. Daft. Shown are aspects of the construction of the Hoosac Tunnel; one print is a photographic reproduction of a drawing of a laborer drilling underground and two photographs dramatically illustrate the effects of nitroglycerin explosions. Quarto, 10 x 6 1/2 inches. Limp red cloth; due to the poor quality of the paper used, it is very fragile and chipped throughout, though not affecting the photographs. It has been expertly re-backed and rebuilt.George Mowbray (1815-1891), an English immigrant to the U.S., was the first to use nitroglycerin to obtain oil from dormant wells after the first successful oil well was drilled in Titusville, Pennsylvania in 1859. He received several patents relating to oil production and explosives. In 1867 Mowbray took his process for making nitroglycerin to the Hoosac Mountain in Massachusetts and signed on with one of the most ambitious railway projects of the day. Engineers were boring a tunnel almost five miles long and twenty-two feet wide through Hoosac Mountain to connect Boston to the burgeoning economy to the west. After fifteen years of work they had penetrated barely a mile into the mountain. Mowbray manufactured some 6,000 pounds of nitroglycerin a month for the project. Equipped with the new explosive, considered ten times as powerful as black powder, the tunnelers burrowed through the mountain at an accelerated rate. The tunnel was finally completed in 1875, having cost over nine million dollars and the lives of 200 workers.

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         Jefferson Davis has “no hesitation as to paying” an 1823 legal claim against his late eldest brother “if the claim is a just one.”

      Autograph Letter Signed “Jefferson Davis,” 1.5pp, 5” x 8”, front and verso. Memphis, December 2, 1872. To J.H. Bowman. Four line ANS “J.H. Bowman” in lower portion of second page. Inlaid to 5.75” x 8.75”. Minor flaws. Fine condition. In part, “Your’s of the 29th ulto. received with the letter of Mr. Jacobson enclosed. I know little of the case he presents and that little predisposes me against the justice of the claim. At the date given 1823 my Brother because of ill health and the purpose to engage in planting was winding up his business as a Lawyer, and soon thereafter, I do not know the date, the partnership of Reed & Davis was dissolved … I was then a school boy. You will understand my knowledge of such affairs was quite imperfect. The books of Reed & Grayson if they can be found would perhaps show the true character of the case, you may also learn the view of my Brother by reading the correspondence to which Mr. Jacobson refers. If the claim is a just one I have no hesitation as to paying it, but that must be shown before I can believe it to be so…” Bowman writes on the lower portion of the second page, “Mr Jacobson will please read the enclosed letter & return it to me and when convenient let me see the letters of J.D. Nicholson referred to in his letter. Respectfully JH Bowman Dec 4th 1872.” Joseph Emory Davis (1784-1870) was 23 when his youngest sibling, Jefferson Davis, was born. From 1820-1827, he was the law partner of Thomas B. Reed. After retiring as a lawyer, Joseph made his fortune as a planter, becoming one of the richest men in Mississippi. He assembled an extensive library from which Jefferson gained much of his legal and political knowledge.

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        Brilliantly Decorated Autograph Album

      N.p. , N.d. [1872]. Oblong 8vo., (4 x 7 inches), contemporary full dark green morocco with decorative stamping on both covers; spine expertly rebacked to match. In this album of 102 leaves, there are (mostly) nicely inscribed sentiments, signed and dated during the summer months of the year 1872. Many of the signers are from the Hudson River valley; others come from as far away as the southern United States, the Midwest, and there are contributors from Cuba and Colombia. A number of the leaves have small added penwork flourishes, but the highlight of the album is a series of FIVE FINELY RENDERED PAGES of birds, executed in purple, blue, gold and brown ink; each one is signed, S. I. JOHNSON, PENMAN. They are large examples of full color “Off hand flourishing.” On the facing pages, drawn in brown ink, there are five more examples of large flourished details of birds. All ten examples are very similar in style and execution to entry No. 62 in the catalogue, Calligraphy & Handwriting in America: 1710-1962, which is credited to an unknown penman. The signed examples of birds by S. I. Johnson are EXCEPTIONALLY FINE. Because of the disparity of the residences of the signers combined with the dates on which they wrote their entries, one can conclude that the album was not a record of a trip undertaken by the album’s owner. Rather, it would seem that the book was signed either by visitors to his or her home, or, perhaps, it was signed by people who met (vacationed) at some watering place in New York. Also, because many of the pages are so meticulously inscribed it is possible that the people who signed the book had a common interest in calligraphy (and were attending a meeting of a society or group who shared that appreciation). Another possibility is suggested by the early appearance in the album of an etched vignette entitled “RESIDENCE AND PLEASURE GROUNDS OF PROF. H. G. EASTMAN. PRESD’T OF EASTMAN COLLEGE, POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. ON THE HUDSON” that shows a horse drawn carriage leaving beautifully landscaped grounds upon which resides a stately house. Perhaps the signers were associated with the school. A handsome example of American folk art. Calligraphy & Handwriting in America: 1710-1962 Assembled and Shown by the Peabody Institute Library, Baltimore, Maryland. November, 1961—January, 1962. FIVE FINE SIGNED EXAMPLES “OFF HAND FLOURISHING”

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