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         L'Italie

      Paris, Librairie Hachette, 1877. VIII, 743 pp Cartonnage rouge et or de l'éditeur, dos et plats ornés de compositions de A. Souze, tranches dorées [Ch. Magnier] 1877, 1877, in - folio, VIII, 743 pp, Cartonnage rouge et or de l'éditeur, dos et plats ornés de compositions de A. Souze, tranches dorées [Ch. Magnier], Édition originale de ce majestueux ouvrage. Le texte est enrichi de 450 gravures sur bois in et hors texte. Bello reliure de l'éditeur, richement ornée de compositions allégoriques héraldiques évoquant l'Italie. Jules Gourdault était à la fois homme de lettres, grand voyageur, auteur de guides et historien. Il collabora à la Revue des deux mondes entre 1864 et 1872

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         EXPLORATIONS DANS L'INTERIEUR DE L'AFRIQUE AUSTRALE, ET VOYAGES A TRAVERS LE CONTINENT DE SAINT-PAUL DE LOANDA A L'EMBOUCHURE DU ZAMBEZE, DE 1840 A 1856

      1877. Hachette. 1877. In-8.Carré. Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos à nerfs. Déchirures. 688 pages. Gravure dépliable en noir et blanc en frontispice. Illustré de nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc dans et hors texte. Auteur, titre et cadres avec motifs dorés sur le dos. Reliure signée (Ch. Magnier Rel.). Tranche dorée. Quelques pages en début d'ouvrage déchirées et détachées. 3e édition. Ouvrage trad. de l'anglais avec l'autorisation de l'auteur par Mme. H. Loreau.

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         Des sociétés animales. Etude de psychologie comparée - copy signed by Espinas

      Germer Baillière 1877 - In-8° broché, 389 pages. Il s'agit de l'exemplaire de thèse de la Faculté des lettres de Paris avec l'inscription "thèse de doctorat" que ne comporte pas l'édition en librairie. Bel envoi autographe d'Espinas sur la la page de garde. Alfred Espinas (1844--1922) est considéré comme l'un des précurseurs de l'éthologie. "Nul être vivant n'est seul. . La vie en commun n'est pas dans le règne animal un fait accidentel. Elle est au contraire , et nous nous croyons en mesure de le prouver abondamment dans le présent ouvrage, un fait normal, constant, universel. . Le milieu social est la condition nécessaire de la conservation et du renouvellement de la vie. C'est là une loi biologique qu'il ne sera pas inutile de mettre en lumière." Pour l'auteur, "l'étude des sociétés animales forme non pas un chapitre préliminaire mais le premier chapitre de la sociologie" [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING THE CONDITION AND TREATMENT OF THE JEWS IN SERVIA

      London; Harrison And Sons, 1877. Original Cloth. Folio. 359 pages. 33 cm. First edition. In English and French. Principalities. No. 1 (1877) . Correspondence respecting the condition and treatment of the Jews in Servia: 1867-76; presented to the House of Commons by command of Her Majesty, in pursuance of their address dated February 15, 1877. Contains 644 Papers. In 1861 the Servian (Serbian) Jews were deprived of their rights and were to be expelled. The community enlisted the support of the British Consul in Belgrade to alleviate their situation. This document reproduces the ongoing correspondence between the community, the British Government, the Alliance Israelite Universal and J M Montefiore as the President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews in trying resolve these difficulties. The correspondence includes letters from Sir Francis Goldsmid (first Jew to become an English barrister and member of Parliament for Reading) , Lord John Russell (an English prime minister who was Foreign Secretary at this time) and others. Subjects: Jews, Serbian - Social conditions - 19th century. Jews - Serbia - Persecutions. Jews - Social conditions - 19th century. Serbia - Foreign relations - Great Britain. Great Britain - Foreign relations - Serbia. OCLC lists 2 copies (Alberta, CJH) . Bound in original cloth and marbled boards. Light rubbing to boards; light foxing throughout, overall very clean and fresh. Very good condition. Rare and important. (SEF-52-34)

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         Meeting the Sun

      Estes & Lauriat, Boston 1877 - a journey all around the world through Egypt, China, Japan and California, including an account of the marriage ceremonies of the Emperor of China. 413 pp, 50 heliotype & other ill. Author was a correspondent for the Illustrated London News. Orig. publisher's green gilt and decorated stamped cloth, beveled boards. Solid vg+ with remarkably little wear at corners and spine tips. One light spot in cloth at lower right rear board. Hinges tight and firm in this thick heavy work. Top edge gilt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         L'India Viaggio nell'India centrale e nel Bengala

      Fratelli Treves, 1877. In folio, pagg. (3), 634 con 303 incisioni e 80 tavole f.t. che illustrano vedute, monumenti costumi... Bella legatura editoriale in tela rossa con titoli e ricchi fregi in nero e oro al piatto ed al dorso. Racconto del viaggio in India che l'Autore (1845 - 1929) intraprese tra il 1864 ed il 1870. Arrossature sparse tipiche della carta ma bel esemplare. Completo di tutte le tavole. Opera rara a trovarsi con la sua lussuosa legatura editoriale. Prima traduzione italiana. Ricchissimo apparato iconografico che deriva da disegni e foto dello stesso Rousselet e del pittore belga Jules Henri Jean Schaumburg, suo compagno di viaggio.

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         La Légende des siècles. Nouvelle série

      Calmann - Lévy, 1877. - Calmann - Lévy, Paris 1877, 15,5x24cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Prima edizione di carta corrente. Precious dedica autografa firmata dall'autore Leon ha detto Touchatout Benvenuti al primo volume. Leganti mezzo lutto angoli caramello, torna con cinque fasce decorate con piccoli ornamenti d'oro, d'oro iniziali LB (Leon Welcome) coda, piatti di carta fatta a mano delineato con dorato, teste dorate. Macchie sparse come spesso come Clouzot. La pubblicazione dei secoli leggenda attraversato 24 anni, seguendo così il ritmo della scrittura dell'autore, i primi due volumi apparvero nel 1859, il prossimo due nel 1877 e l'ultimo volume nel 1883 Buffer la biblioteca e la composizione a mano Leon Benvenuto alla pagina del titolo. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Léon Bienvenu dit Touchatout sur le premier volume. Reliures en demi chagrin caramel à coins, dos à cinq nerfs ornés de petits fleurons dorés, initiales dorées L.B. (Léon Bienvenu) en queue, plats de papier à la cuve soulignés de filets dorés, têtes dorées. Rousseurs éparses, comme souvent selon Clouzot. La publication de La Légende des siècles s'est étalée sur 24 ans, suivant ainsi le rythme d'écriture de l'auteur, les deux premiers volumes ont paru en 1859, les deux suivants en 1877 et le dernier volume en 1883. Tampon de la bibliothèque et numérotation de la main de Léon Bienvenu sur la page de titre.

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         L'expression des émotions chez l'homme et les animaux

      1877 - (4), VI, (2), 404, (20)pp., 7 Paris, G. Reinwald et Cie, 1877, in-8, (4), VI, (2), 404, (20)pp, 7 planches, percaline verte de l'éditeur imprimée or, Seconde édition française. La traduction est due à Samuel Pozzi et René Benoit. Ce texte forme le pendant de l'un des ouvrages portant le titre "Descendance de l'homme" : "Darwin s'est efforcé de découvrir dans l'étude attentive des mouvements de l'expression, dans la recherche de leur mode d'origine et de développement, une série d'arguments nouveaux en faveur de l'évolution" : l'expression des émotions n'est pas innée, elle s'apprend. Intéressante rencontre de l'anthropologie et de la physiologie, deux enfants du XIXe siècle. 7 planches en héliotypies d'après des photographies, dont certaines très fameuses de Duchenne de Boulogne, et une vingtaine de figures sur bois dans le texte montrent les expressions prises par le visage humain et les gueules des animaux. Exemplaire correct . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Slave Trade. No. 2 (1877). Correspondence with British representatives and agents abroad, and reports from Naval Officers, relating to the Slave Trade. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. 1877. [C.-1829.].

      London, Harrison and Sons, 1877. - Folio. XIII, (1) pp. 1 blank f., 382 pp. With 3 folding lithogr. maps of Mozambique, coast from Xanga to Ibo, and the Kingani River in East Africa. Sewn, with traces of spine. Rare British parliamentary papers and correspondence with local agents and officers on the slave trade. Includes communications relevant to slavery in Persia and the trade passing through the Arabian Peninsula: "On his way through Resht, returning from Mekka, Prince Ferhad Miza [.] brought with him in his suite, three black slaves that he had bought in the holy city of Mohamed. Two of these had been mutilated, and they all came originally from the Zanzibar dominions, but they had remained long enough in Arabia to acquire a knowledge of the Arabic language [.] I make no doubt that vast numbers continue to be imported through the Persian Gulf by the Muscat Arabs; but the fact that Zanzibar slaves are to be found in the slave markets of Mekka, proved that the five or six Jeddah dhows that annually frequent the port of Zanzibar are not sufficiently watched [.]" (p. 35). More relevant material is to be found in the sections "Egypt" (pp. 7-12; includes correspondence relating to the traffic at Jeddah and in the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea); "Persia" (pp. 34f.; "Abolition of Persian Slave Trade Commissioner at Bushire"; "On Slave Trade and status of slaves"; "Commissioner in Gulf need no longer be maintained"); "Turkey. (Consular) - Jeddah" (pp. 164-167); "Zanzibar" (pp. 172-323); and "Reports from Naval Officers" (pp. 324-382). - Disbound from a volume of parliamentary papers. A good copy. Bennett 504.

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         On the Rhinoceroses now or lately living in the Society’s Menagerie.

      - Longman, London 1877 (Transactions of the Zoological Society of London, Vol. IX, Part 11). 18 S. (S. 645-661) mit 5 kolor. lithogr. Tafeln v. J. Wolf. 4°. Brosch. Unbeschn. Kleine Stempel, Umschl. u. Taf lose. Ohne hinteren Umschl. Vorderumschl. etwas beschäd. – Seltene Abhandlung über Nashörner mit prächtigen Farbtafeln. – Nissen 3783. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Havundersøgelser [A collection of more than 60 papers on fishes]. "1902"[=1904]-1927. 64 papers bound in 1 volume (33.5 x 28 x 15 cm). 4to and 8vo. With a manuscript title-page, portrait of the author in grey washes, manuscript letter, and numerous illustrations in text, plates, tables and maps (many folding). Contemporary fish-skin, with the spine and front boards decorated with bands of eelskin.

      Dean II, pp. 405-407, cf. H. Ueda, Physiology and ecology of fish migration, p. 82. Huge volume containing an important collection of articles and papers on fish and especially eels, by the Danish biologist Ernst Johannes Schmidt (1877-1933), probably all his papers published in this period. Schmidt is best known for his findings on the migration patterns and breeding places of the eel, which he researched during various Danish expeditions in the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. He also, accidently, caught the first leptocephalus larva outside the Mediterranean Sea, which are also discussed in many of the papers. The book opens with a general title-page Havundersøgelser (Ocean studies), followed by a portrait, a letter and all the articles. Most of them are written in English, although a few are in Danish, German or French. Discussed in the articles are eels and their larvae, cod, halibut, sun-fishes and other fish, and one deals with various turtle species in the Danish West Indies. Many of the articles include illustrations in text, folding plates, maps and/or tables, showing migration routes, a fish's growth stages etc. Full list of contents available on request.Browned throughout, some articles have frayed or slightly torn margins or dog ears. Binding slightly worn along the spine. Overall in good condition.

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         LECOCQ Charles La Marjolaine Opera autographe Lecocq 1877

      - LECOCQ Charles La Marjolaine Opera Bouffe en trois actes Paroles de MM. A. Vanloo & E. Leterrier Musique de Charles Lecocq pour Chant et Piano Exemplaire ayant appartenu au compositeur Charles Lecocq Note autographe de Charles Lecocq critiquant son opera et donnant quelques anecdotes : "Le Livret de la Marjolaine me fut confié en remplacement d'un autre des mêmes auteurs refusé par le Directeur de la Renaissance. Quoique la pièce m'ait paru moins bien achafaudée que Giroflé et la Petite Mariée, j'en fis la musique assez rapidement et avec un certain plaisir. . Tout marchait comme sur des roulettes, et avec quel entrain chefs et soldats marchaient à la bataille. Doux souvenirs, si loin déjà et qui semblent un rêve." Paris, Brandus & Cie Editeurs B. & Cie 12,281 XIXe siècle 1877 284 pages Très bon état a1105 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Household Edition : The Works of Charles Dickens. 16 volumes [complete]

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1877 - 20 works in 16 volumes [a complete set]. Publisher's uniform green cloth with gilt to front and spine. Single volumes issued from 1872 through 1877 each with title page of the specific work, tissue guarded frontispiece and numerous illustrations. Double column format. Shelfwear to lower edges; tips rubbed through, with head and (moreso) heel of spines rubbed. Unobtrusive nicks to cloth and scuffing to some volumes. All bindings sound, hinges secure, and decorative front covers very good indeed. Original brown slate endpapers in each with no inscriptions; occasional spotting to leaves but overall very good. A tidy and handsome set; individual condition issues noted below. We are happy to respond to specific queries and to forward more photographs. Overseas shipping will be considerably more expensive than the default amount, please inquire. By title page date: 1872: David Copperfield, with a portrait of the author [engraved by J.H. Baker] and 61 illustrations by J. Barnard / The Old Curiosity Shop illustrated by Thomas Worth / Martin Chuzzlewit with 59 illustrations by J. Barnard. / 1873: Bleak House with 61 illustrations by J. Barnard / Little Dorrit with 58 illustrations by J. Mahoney / Nichols Nickleby with 52 illustrations by C.S. Reinhart / Pickwick Club with 52 illustrations by Thomas Nast. / 1874: Dombey and Son with 52 illustrations by W.L. Sheppard / Barnaby Rudge with 44 illustrations by J. Barnard. / 1875: Our Mutual Friend with 58 illustrations by J. Mahoney / A Tale of Two Cities with 41 illustrations. / 1876: Christmas Stories with original illustrations by E.A. Abbey [14 stories] / The Uncommercial Traveller, Hard Times, and the Mystery of Edwin Drood with 45 illustrations / Great Expectations with 30 illustrations by F.A. Fraser [shallow tideline to foot of rear blank white endpaper and rear slate endpaper defective - large lower corner chipped and detached, and endpaper split at hinge halfway down from head] / Oliver Twist with 28 illustrations by J. Mahoney [shallow tideline emanating from gutter at lower margin throughout and wicking up to text in final 20 leaves. Binder missed the lower 2 stitches of the sheet pages 23-26 so this is slightly proud though remaining attached by upper half]. / 1877: Pictures From Italy, Sketches by Boz, and American Notes illustrated by Thomas Nast and Arthur B. Frost [shallow short tideline emanating from gutter at lower margin in the final quarter of the volume]. Size: 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Jerusalem. The Emanation of the Giant Albion. 1804.

      - [London: John Pearson, 1877]. Large 4to, 100 plates, printed in black and white, with black framing lines. Original blue-gray wrappers, textblock untrimmed, internally slightly foxed, wrappers mended at backstrip and at edges. Bookplate of Pamela and Raymond Lister. A wonderful facsimile of copy D (now at Harvard), limited to 100 copies per Bentley and Keynes but an old Quaritch catalogue stated 250 (an unlikely number). Bentley attributed the publication to Chatto but revised it to Pearson in his Blake Books supplement. The Rinder copy reproduced by the Trianon Press is in a smaller format and this large quarto has a much more imposing and appealing presence and seems to be a better facsimile - certainly this copy is clearer and more striking than copy C. Bentley, Blake Books, 76, and Blake Books Supplement, p. 88. As is well known, Blake made five copies of Jerusalem of which only one did he color , the other four all being b/w. A suite of 25 plates was also colored by Blake, and a few posthumous copies were printed in tints. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Eine Idee des Doktor Ox.

      (Hartleben), Wien 1877 - Wien (Hartleben), 1877. Gr. 8°. 279 S. mit 62 Illustrationen. OLn. mit reicher Gold- und Schwarzprägung sowie Farbschnitt. feines Ex. = Bekannte und unbekannte Welten, Bd. 20. dt. EA. Prachtausgabe. Fromm 26376. OLn. mit reicher Gold- und Schwarzprägung sowie Farbschnitt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bebuquin (Alexander Zimmeck)]
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         Laughable Lyrics: a fourth Book of Nonsense Poems, Songs, Botany, Music, &c.

      Sm. London: Robert John Bush, 1877. Sm. 4to, [64] ff., including 2 music plates, 10 botany plates, 26 alphabet plates, and 8 illustrations within text. Original green cloth, upper cover stamped in gilt and black and lettered in gilt, backstrip gilt-lettered, lower cover with small blind-stamped device. A fine copy with the bookplate of Babette and Herbert Clayburgh. With a lovely letter from Lear loosely inserted, including a drawing (see below). First edition of “Laughable Lyrics”, the fourth nonsense book, and “last but not least” (Muir, p. 147) “included some of the best manifestations of Lear's rhythmic gifts and his flair for the invention of words…” (Thwaite, p. 127). “His work… provides an almost unique example of the perfectly matched text and picture… it was due to him that entertainment bulked larger than instruction in the late Victorian children's book” (Bland, p. 256). It contained some of his best known and also his saddest songs, including ‘The Pelican Chorus’, ‘The Yonghy-bonghy-bo’, and ‘The Dong with a Luminous Nose’. Inserted is a hilarious ALS from Lear to “Your Ladyship”: “I will be at Holman Hunt’s by 5 this afternoon...” and after a few lines describing Cheyne Walk Lear has drawn a street scene with the houses, the streets, and the river Thames. He notes: “A is Cheyne Walk & Prospect Place B the Church C the street to the right D an omnibus E Holman Hunt’s door being no. 5. - R Ye River Thames SSS ye fishes TT ye little botes [sic]” and signed “Your Ladyship’s very truly, Edward Lear.”

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         Mitchell's new general atlas : containing maps of the various countries of the world, plans of cities, etc, embraced in eighty-three quarto maps : forming a series of one hundred and forty maps and plans : together with valuable statistical tables : also a list of post-offices of the United States and territories, and census of 1860 and 1870

      S. Augustus Mitchell,, 1877-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Collated: 120, 32 pages : (83 color full-page maps, 140 total maps); 39 cm. Publisher's brown boards. Gold lettering on front. Rebacked. Very good binding and cover.

Maps are in near-fine condition and free of soiling or foxing.

Mitchell's New General Atlas was a classic geographical reference in the late 19th century. Taking over the Mitchell Company business after his father retired in 1860, S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr. revised the existing Mitchell atlas and renamed it the New General Atlas. New editions were published yearly until 1887. The maps were so popular they were used by the public and sometimes other publishers until the beginning of the 1900s.

See Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers.


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         PLAIN FACTS ABOUT SEXUAL LIFE

      Battle Creek, Mich.:: The Office of the Health Reformer,. 1877.. First edition. Odd and unusual opinions and pronouncements on sex and sexual practices from the Battle Creek doctor famous for the invention (with his brother) of Corn Flakes. Kellogg ran a sanitarium using holistic methods, with a particular focus on nutrition, enemas, exercise and abstinence, and he was known for his "work on the rehabilitation of masturbators, often employing extreme measures, even mutilation, on both sexes. He was an advocate of circumcising young boys to curb masturbation and applying phenol to a young woman's clitoris" (Wikipedia). Topics covered herein include: Sexual Life, Use and Abuse, Chastity, Continence, Marital Excesses, Prevention of Conception, Infanticide and Abortion, The Social Evil, and Solitary Vice. "The prime object of [this book's] preparation has been to call attention to the great prevalence of sexual excesses of all kinds and the heinous crimes resulting from some forms of sexual transgression, and to point out the terrible results which inevitably follow the violation of sexual law" (from the introduction). Small 8vo.; brown cloth lettered and with ornament in gilt on spine and front, blind-stamped borders to boards; brown, coated endpapers; 356 pages, including index, plus 4 pages of ads. Brief underlining and paragraph marked in margin p.89 (a section cautioning against older men "forming unions" with young girls), otherwise near fine. SCARCE TO RARE, perhaps owing to the distribution methods outlined in the introduction, "This work should be judiciously circulated; and to secure this, the publishers will take care to place it in the hands of agents competent to circulate it with discretion." Although not indicated as such in the book, this copy is from the collection of poet, short story writer, and Faulkner scholar Louis Daniel Brodsky. .

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         LAUGHABLE LYRICS. A FRESH BOOK OF NONSENSE POEMS, SONGS, BOTANY AND MUSIC ETC. SIGNED BY EDWARD LEAR.

      London, Robert John Bush, 1877.FIRST EDITION 1877, SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM EDWARD LEAR TO: "MISS JANET MIDDLETON FROM THE FOOLISH AUTHOR & ARTIST EDWARD LEAR WITH HIS KIND REGARDS JUNE 26.1877". 8vo, approximately 210 x 170 mm, 8 x 6½ inches, illustrated title page, 126 unnumbered pages including 4 pages of adverts which are numbered, 7 illustrations in the text plus a page of music, 10 nonsense botanical plates and 26 alphabet plates with lyrics, rebound in full modern crushed pale blue morocco, gilt lettering and rules between raised bands to spine, gilt decoration to raised bands, gilt rule to outer edges of covers, triple gilt rules to inner dentelles, all edges gilt, new endpapers, ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S PICTORIAL CLOTH COVER BOUND IN AT REAR. Half title has some foxing, occasional foxing, light staining and dust marks, mostly to margins, otherwise a very good copy with a lovely presentation from the author on the original pale yellow endpaper. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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         The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer

      American Publishing Co. 1877 - American Publishing Co, Hartford, CT, 1877. Hardcover, 274 pp. Rebound in quarter leather at an unknown time. Date of 1877 appears at foot of spine as well as copyright page. Verso of FFEP (decorative endpapers added at rebinding) has tiny printing at top'Binding by Blackwell Bennett Inc.Yonkers, New York'. Front board now detached. The original well-known front cover of the book was bound into the back of the book after the ads. See photos. A few chipped page edges and creases, shelf wear, well-rubbed corners. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Die griechische Vasen. Ihr Formen - und Decorationssystem. Mit einer historischen Einleitung von Heinrich Brunn und erläuterndem Text von P. F. Krell.

      Leipzig, Seemann 1877.2 Bde. Textheft mit 38 S. und 44 farbig lithograph. Tafeln lose in 2 OHLwd. - Mappen mit Schlie0bändern. 40 x 28 cm. Mappen berieben und etwas fleckig, die Tafeln tlw. etwas braunfleckig im w. Rand. Insgesamt ganz gutes Exemplar. Bücher de

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         Gesammelte Werke des Grafen August von Platen. Mit dem Bildniß Platens. Erster und zweiter Band in 2 Bänden.

      Cotta, Stuttgart 1877 - XLIV, 582; 566 S. Prächtige schwarze Lederbände mit überaus reicher Goldprägung: Die Deckel und der Rücken mit goldgeprägten Rautenfeldern im Rahmen aus Fileten und Linien, Sternchen und Doppelkreisen, jeweils unter prominenter Verwendung der Kaiserkrone, des preußischen Adlers und der stilisierten Initiale "C" sowie goldgeprägten Steh- und Deckelinnenkanten, dreiseitigem, rotem Farbschnitt mit goldgeprägten Lilien und Punkten, die Vorsatzpapiere und Spiegel mit blauer Moiréseide bezogen und die Spiegel zusätzlich mit goldgeprägtem Leder gerahmt. Handeinbände des Kaiserlich-königlichen Berliner Hofbuchbinders Wilhelm Collin (1820-1893) mit dessen goldgeprägter Signatur unten im vorderen Spiegel. Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, die Prachteinbände jedoch von schöner Erhaltung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Journal of A Voyage Round the World

      Francis Guy 1877 - BOUND IN THE ORIGINAL CLOTH BINDING, PHOTOGRAPHIC FRONTIS OF THE AUTHOR,INSCRIPTION BY THE AUTHOR TO FRONT END PAPER[SEE IMAGE] MEASURES APPROX 7 X 5 INCHES WITH 169 PAGES, LIGHT WEAR AT TOP & BOTTOM OF SPINE,FEW LIGHT MARKS TO CLOTH BOARDS,SPINE SLIGHTLY DARKENED,CORNERS BUMPED,SOME FOXING TO FRONTIS & TITLE PAGES, SOME CREASING TO PAPER BEHIND PHOTO FRONTIS, OVERALL IN VERY GOOD ACCEPTABLE CONDITION. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         [JAPAN - TOY CATALOGUE]. [A Japanese catalogue with hand coloured pictures of children's toys]. [Osaka?] About 1920's.

      Large 8vo. Size: 21 x 28 cm. Twelve double page woodcut plates with numerous figures of children's toys, all brightly hand coloured, some heigthened with gold or silver. Folded in the oriental fashion. Original silk covered boards, upper cover printed in black, slightly stained. The plates depict more than 150 different kinds of folk art toys with printed captions in Japanese. Includes a title, colophon and preface, all in Japanese. The illustrator is Kawasaki Koysen (1877-1942), son of Ichyôsai Yoshitaki, an Osaka woodblock print artist. Some waterstaining to margins of several plates and two plates partly creased otherwise a very attractive and charming work. Scarce

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         Williams' New Trans-Continental Map of The Pacific R.R. and Routes of Overland Travel to Colorado, Nebraska, The Black Hills, Utah, Idaho, Nevada Montana, California and the Pacific Coast

      Henry T. Williams, Publisher, 1877. This is a railroad map printed on paper with one side having a colored map showing Pacific R;R. Branches along with other Railroads both current and projected and Stage Coach Routes, mountains, rivers, and towns. The other side has advertising for guide books, rates of fares and more. There are tears and small holes along the folds, most of which have been repaired with w Ph neutral tap. Images available. USPS tracking used on all domestic shipments. . No Edition Stated. Paperback. Good. Map.

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         TURKISTAN Notes From a Journey in Russian Turkistan, Khokand, Bukhara and Kuldja

      New York Scribner, Amstrong & Co. 1877 - 2 volumes. First Edition, 1877 issue. With 2 frontispieces, 37 other wood-cut illustrations both on full page plates and within the text and with three folding colour maps. Complete. 8vo, publisher’s original dark-green cloth ruled and decorated on the upper covers and spines in gilt and black, t.e.g. xii, 411; [x], 463 pp. A fine set indeed, very fresh, clean, crisp and beautifully preserved. As pristine and unused. Only the very faintest evidence of age. RARE IN THIS CONDITION, AN IMPORTANT, EVEN PRIMARY WORK ON CENTRAL ASIA. Schuyler, an American career diplomat, went to Turkistan in 1873 while serving as consul-general in St. Petersburg. Although the aim of his journey was to report on the political and social conditions to of the regions recently annexed by Russio, the result was no mere government study. Schuyler has produced an exceptionally detailed account of Central Asia, the Steppe, Syr Darya, Tashkent, Mussulman life, bazaars, trade, Samarkand, Zarafshan valley, Hodjent, Kurama, Khokand, Bukhara, Issyk Kul, Semiretch, Kuldja and the Russian foreign policy in Asia, their administration, Khivan campaign and its consequences. It also provides an exceptional comparison of the inhabitants living under the control of the Khans and those under Russian rule. Called "Monumental.a classic on the subject" by Yakushi. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Country of Balochistan

      1877 - (PAKISTAN) HUGHES, A.W. The Country of Balochistan, Its Geography, Topography, Ethnology, and History. London: George Bell & Sons, 1877. Small octavo, modern three-quarter crimson morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers. $2500.First edition of this scarce survey of Balochistan (today the largest of Pakistan's five provinces), this copy made unique with the tipped-in insertion of two pages of autograph notes handwritten by the author on the geology of eastern Balochistan. Illustrated with seven mounted Woodbury-type photographic plates and a large folding lithographed map, hand-colored in outline, handsomely bound.Hughes' valuable work covers the history, geography and ethnography of the region, based on a wide range of official and largely unpublished sources. The fine photographic plates include portraits of Balochi rulers and views of the country. Appendices include a vocabulary of local dialects and detailed descriptions of road routes. The inserted autograph notes, handwritten by Hughes, contain additional detailed information on the geology of eastern Balochistan, in particular the Khithar mountain range, based on information gathered by W.T. Blanford, a member of the Geological Survey of India, during 1876-77. Blanford, who joined the Survey in 1855, was a deputy Superintendent, and worked in a number of locations in India, including Orissa, the Rajmahal Hills, Raneegunge and Malwa and the Central Provinces. See Markham, A Memoir on the Indian Surveys (1871), 302-03. A few closed tears along map folds only. A handsomely bound copy in fine condition. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Laughable Lyrics: a fourth Book of Nonsense Poems, Songs, Botany, Music, &c.

      - London: Robert John Bush, 1877. Sm. 4to, [64] ff., including 2 music plates, 10 botany plates, 26 alphabet plates, and 8 illustrations within text. Original green cloth, upper cover stamped in gilt and black and lettered in gilt, backstrip gilt-lettered, lower cover with small blind-stamped device. A fine copy with the bookplate of Babette and Herbert Clayburgh. With a lovely letter from Lear loosely inserted, including a drawing (see below). First edition of "Laughable Lyrics", the fourth nonsense book, and "last but not least" (Muir, p. 147) "included some of the best manifestations of Lear's rhythmic gifts and his flair for the invention of words?" (Thwaite, p. 127). "His work? provides an almost unique example of the perfectly matched text and picture? it was due to him that entertainment bulked larger than instruction in the late Victorian children's book" (Bland, p. 256).It contained some of his best known and also his saddest songs, including 'The Pelican Chorus', 'The Yonghy-bonghy-bo', and 'The Dong with a Luminous Nose'. Inserted is a hilarious ALS from Lear to "Your Ladyship": "I will be at Holman Hunt's by 5 this afternoon." and after a few lines describing Cheyne Walk Lear has drawn a street scene with the houses, the streets, and the river Thames. He notes: "A is Cheyne Walk & Prospect Place B the Church C the street to the right D an omnibus E Holman Hunt's door being no. 5. - R Ye River Thames SSS ye fishes TT ye little botes [sic]" and signed "Your Ladyship's very truly, Edward Lear." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Konvolut aus 9 Briefen und 2 Postkarten.

      - Roessler, Arthur, Kunstkritiker und Kunstschriftsteller (1877-1955). 9 Briefe (davon 6 eigenh.) und 2 eigenh. Postkarten, allesamt mit Unterschrift. Eine Postkarte aus Hildesheim, die andere o. O. - Briefe: Wien. Ein Brief undatiert, die anderen 23. XII. 1934 - 3. IV.1942. 4° (28x22 cm), zus. 9 Seiten. Bis auf den undatierten Brief allesamt mit persönlichem, gedrucktem Briefkopf; alle gerichtet an den Medizinalrat Leopold Serzner in Wien. 1. (Undatierter Brief:) "nach dem der wiener Buchhandel heuer hinsichtlich des "Absatzes" von anderen als Kitsch-Büchern total versagt bin ich, ein durch die Währungsreform verahmter Mann, leider gezwungen mir mein tägliches Brot neuerlich durch die Abfassung von Journalartikeln zu erschreiben [.]" - Weiter Klage über seinen körperlichen Zustand und Kommentar zu einem Buch, welches Roessler Serzner geschenkt und dem Brief wohl beigelegen hat. - 2. (23. XII. 1902:) Brief zu einem Aquarellbild von Johannes Hepperger, welches Roessler Serzner zu Weihnachten geschenkt hat, auf das nicht näher eingegangen wird. - 3. (28. V. 1935:) Brief mit der Bitte um Verschreibung einer Arznei:"Ad Salbe erlaube ich mir die Frage, ob es nicht auch eine weisse gibt, denn die letzthin verordnete, die wie Kinderscheisse aussieht, .)" - 4. (21. II. 1936:) Nachfrage wegen einer Kurbewilligung für Ehefrau Ida Roessler. - 5. (1. IV. 1939:) Beschwerden über Ohrschmerzen, welche seiner Meinung nach nicht akkurat behandelt werden. - 6. (1. II. 1940:) Bitte um Unterzeichnung damals beiliegender Krankenscheine und um Verordnung von Milch und Butter für ihn und seine Frau. Unterzeichnet mit "A. Roessler, dzt. Aschenputtel und Chefkoch-Anwärter" 7. (11. III. 1943:) "[.] ich lasse nicht deshalb nichts von mir hören und sehen, weil’s mir "so" gut geht, sondern deshalb nicht, weil ich intensiv damit beschäftigt bin, mich zu liquidieren. Aber das interessiert Sie kaum, was ich durchaus begreiflich finde, habe ich doch selbst nur ein sehr herabgemindertes Interesse an mir, dieser schäbige Rest, veranlasst mich jedoch Sie zu bitten, neuerdings um Lebensmittelzubussen für mich anzusuchen [.]" - 8. (28. IV. 1943:) Mockierung über die Identifikation mit einer Person namens Haberditzl, erneute Bitte um Lebensmittelzuschüsse. - 9. (XII. 1943:) Frage, ob das Ehepaar Roessler beim Ehepaar Sezner Weihnachten verbringen kann, mit Zitat von Wilhelm von Humboldt: So lange man lebt, muß man das Leben erhalten, sich ihm nicht entfremden, sondern darein eingreifen, wie es die Kräfte u. die Gelegenheit erlauben." - (Postkarte 16. III. 1942:) Hochgeschätzer! Bin ich vergessen? - Noch immer muß ich Eiszapfen melken! Meine Innereien sind darüber ungehalten. - Hilf! Nothelfer! [.]" - (Postkarte 3. IV. 1942:) Wunsch für eine reichhaltige Osterjause. - Arthur Roessler war Kunstschriftsteller, Publizist, Galeriedirektor (Galerie Miethke) und Vizepräsident der Wiener Werkstätten und des Österreichischen Werkbundes. Er gilt als Entdecker und Förderer Egon Schieles. Einmalige Unterstreichung in Buntstift. Auf der Versorseite eines Briefes Bleistiftnotizen. Ein anderer Brief mit spärlichen Tintennotizen. Sonst sehr guter Zustand. de Band:

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         Les Chateaux Historiques de la France, - accompagné d\'eaux-fortes tirés à part et dans le texte et gravés par nos principaux aquafortistes. Tome I - II - III.

      Paris - Poitiers, Oudin Frères 1877, 1879, 1881. 0 2° - 208, 272 u. 238 S. OHLdr., Kopfgoldschnitt, Dekorvorsätze, schönes ExLibris, Cellophanblättchen vor den Tafeln erhalten, zahlr. Abb. a. Tafeln u. im Text, min. best., Schnitt min. stockfl., gute Exemplare. Drei Bände. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Chambord, Fontainebleau

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         Proceedings Of The Dorset Natural History & Antiquarian Field Club Complete Set of 32 Volumes Volumes I - XXXII

      Dorset Natural History & Antiquarian Field Club 1877 - 1911 1st Editions. 32 Volumes. Hardbacks. Each size 5.25 x 8.5 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt lettering and decorations to spine. Blind embossed decorative edging to boards. Black/brown endpapers. In very good conditions. Ex library set (with exception of vols. V-IV.) with some labels and label remnants to endpapers. Some stamps to verso of pages and some plates. Some rubbing to extremities, ends of spine, corners slightly bumped. Hinges slightly cracked on v.1 with repair to rear hinge. Some hinges cracked on other volumes. Some miunor marks to pages but otherwise clean and tight. Illustrated with many photographs, chromolithographic plates, illustrated plates, line drawings. Includes articles on Museum, Sir George Somers, Cranborne, Dorchester Gallows, Dorset Volunteer Force, Lobsters, Old House Piddletown, Saxon Saints, Memorial Brasses & much more.

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         Viaje a los Estados Unidos por Fidel (1877)

      Mexico City: Imprenta del Comercio, de Dublan y Chavez, 1877. First edition. Three volumes, 8vo, pp [x], 625, [2] index; 593, [5] index; 532, [4] index and plate locator; and thirty lithographed plates. Prieto (1818 - 97) was an important Mexican poet and journalist, and served in the government as well. He signed his newspaper articles as "Fidel." Being in political disfavor, he set out upon a tour of the United States. The entire first volume is taken up with California, most notably San Francisco. (The Book Club of California has published an English translation of this portion.) He also visited New Orleans, New York, etc. The lithographs, by the great Mexican lithographer Hesiquio Iriarte, are of high quality. Handsome later binding, half calf over marbled boards, black title labels: very nice.

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         Famine and other Indian Topics With a photograph of Vizagapatam

      Madras: Addison & Co, 1877. Original photograph laid down as frontispiece, printed caption. [iv], 80 pp. 8vo. Publisher's green cloth, title gilt to upper board, a little soiled, discreet contemporary ownership inscription to title-page. Very good. Original photograph laid down as frontispiece, printed caption. [iv], 80 pp. 8vo. AN EARLY WORK ON DEFORESTATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE. Thomas's obituary notes that he "was an Indian civil servant, who, deeply impressed with the conviction that extensive engineering works, contructed and maintained by the Government, could alone cope with the evils of constantly recurring famines." He was appointed judge of Vizagapatam in August 1869 and held the position until 1882. During this time he devoted most of his energy to creating a harbor at Vizagapatam that would serve as a port for the central provinces of India. In this work, he addresses deforestation and its affect on climate and famine, namely that the increased prevalence of famine could be traced to the neglect of replanting the forests on the mountain slopes. "Thus we have ourselves caused the recent irregularity of the seasons - the droughts and the floods." OCLC: 436745383; cf. Minutes of the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, vol. 99, London, 1890, pp. 403-4

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         Caldwell's Illustrated, Historical, Combination Atlas of Clarion County, Pennsylvania

      J. A. Caldwell . Engraved lithographed and printed by Otto Krebs, Pittsburgh, Condit, Ohio 1877 - (17 x 14 1/4 inches). 231 numbered pages, though with erratic page numbering. Numerous hand-coloured lithographed maps and views, and a large folding map of the county. (Folding map linen-backed repairing large tears, scattered minor repairs). Black cloth ledger binding, retaining the cloth from the original upper cover Clarion County atlas with hand colored maps and views relating to the early days of oil in Pennsylvania. This is one of four atlases of Western Pennsylvania counties, all lithographed and hand-coloured by Otto Krebs of Pittsburgh. The atlas is noteworthy for the presence of over 170 coloured lithographic views of farms, factories, stores, churches and bustling street scenes which offer a unique vision of all aspects of life in nineteenth-century Pennsylvania oil country. Nowhere is the Pennsylvania oil boom better illustrated than in the lithographed collage representing Beaver City where we find Emanuel Lutheran Church, a country church, literally surrounded on all sides by oil wells. Other illustrations showcase farms operating as oil producing centers or specific wells famous for their depth or production. Of further note are railroad scenes, printing shops, as well as ads for various services and educational institutions. As with most 19th century county atlases, the work was published strictly by subscription. Given the relatively small size of the county in terms of population, the atlas would not have been published in a large print run, resulting in its rarity today. "Despite their limitations and inaccuracies, nineteenth-century county atlases nonetheless preserve a detailed cartographical, biographical, and pictorial record of a large segment of rural America in the Victorian age" (Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, p. 424). Phillips 16776. Not in Swanson. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Various Contrivances by which Orchids are Fertilized by Insects.

      London: John Murray, 1877. - 8to. (7 ¾ x 5 ½ inches) Half titles. 5 full page woodcuts, 18 half-page woodcuts, 15 quarter page woodcuts (lightly toned throughout, loose front end paper). Original publisher's green cloth gilt (lightly rubbed, indentations, extremities bumped). Provenance: Manuscript ownership inscription of George Basalla to front free endpaper. Freeman's sale 1540 lot 177. Second edition. Considered by Darwin himself to be proof of his credibility after the controversial Origin of the Species was published. He wrote in a letter to his publisher, John Murray, that, "'I think this little volume will do good to the "Origin", as it will show that I have worked hard at details'. Later in his Autobiography he writes, "On May 15th, 1862, my little book on the Fertilisation of Orchids, which cost me ten months' work, was published: most of the facts had been slowly accumulated during several previous years. During the summer of 1839, and, I believe, during the previous summer, I was led to attend to the cross-fertilisation of flowers by the aid of insects, from having come to the conclusion in my speculations on the origin of species, that crossing played an important part in keeping specific forms constant. I attended to the subject more or less during every subsequent summer; and my interest in it was greatly enhanced by having procured and read in November 1841, through the advice of Robert Brown, a copy of C. K. Sprengel's wonderful book, Das entdeckte Geheimnis der Natur. For some years before 1862 I had specially attended to the fertilisation of our British orchids; and it seemed to me the best plan to prepare as complete a treatise on this group of plants as well as I could, rather than to utilise the great mass of matter which I had slowly collected with respect to other plants. My resolve proved a wise one; for since the appearance of my book, a surprising number of papers and separate works on the fertilisation of all kinds of flowers have appeared; and these are far better done than I could possibly have effected. The merits of poor old Sprengel, so long overlooked, are now fully recognised many years after his death" (Darwin 1876).). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Tara Mishkovsky, M.A. in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory # 72TM002 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Jerusalem. The Emanation of the Giant Albion. 1804.

      Large 4to. [London: John Pearson, 1877]. Large 4to, 100 plates, printed in black and white, with black framing lines. Original blue-gray wrappers, textblock untrimmed, internally slightly foxed, wrappers mended at backstrip and at edges. Bookplate of Pamela and Raymond Lister. A wonderful facsimile of copy D (now at Harvard), limited to 100 copies per Bentley and Keynes but an old Quaritch catalogue stated 250 (an unlikely number). Bentley attributed the publication to Chatto but revised it to Pearson in his Blake Books supplement. The Rinder copy reproduced by the Trianon Press is in a smaller format and this large quarto has a much more imposing and appealing presence and seems to be a better facsimile - certainly this copy is clearer and more striking than copy C. Bentley, Blake Books, 76, and Blake Books Supplement, p. 88. As is well known, Blake made five copies of Jerusalem of which only one did he color , the other four all being b/w. A suite of 25 plates was also colored by Blake, and a few posthumous copies were printed in tints.

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         Les Chateaux Historiques de la France, - accompagné d'eaux-fortes tirés à part et dans le texte et gravés par nos principaux aquafortistes. Tome I - II - III.

      Paris - Poitiers Oudin Frères 1879 1881 1877 - 2° - 208, 272 u. 238 S. OHLdr., Kopfgoldschnitt, Dekorvorsätze, schönes ExLibris, Cellophanblättchen vor den Tafeln erhalten, zahlr. Abb. a. Tafeln u. im Text, min. best., Schnitt min. stockfl., gute Exemplare. Drei Bände. 10000 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         History of the Indian Navy (1613-1863).

      London Bentley 1877 - First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., xx, 541; vi, 596pp., modern dark blue half morocco gilt, an excellent set. Rare. This work is primarily concerned with the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Álbum del ferrocarril mexicano.

      - 35 x 50. Lithographic Establishment of Victor Debray and Co., Mexico, 1877. Apaisado. Tela decorada. Colección de vistas pintadas del natural. Con una descripción del camino y de las regiones por Antonio García Cubas. Texto español. Bilingüe. Algunas manchas de humedad en esquinas no afectan a las láminas ni al texto. Lámina V con refuerzo en la parte derecha. El resto en perfecto estado. Oblong folio. Letterpress title-page in Spanish and English. Additional chromolithographic title-page and 24 numbered chromolithographic plates (plate 13 with long marginal tear and detached, plate 22 spotted, remains of original tissue guards), double-page chromolithographic map (long tear crossing the image on the left). Original cloth (detached, worn, and torn with loss, faded and soiled). First edition. "Some of the finest examples of the lithographer's art during the latter part of the century. Chromolithography by Debray y Cía of the work of Casimiro Castro and A. Sigogne illustrated Antonio García Cubas's extraordinary Album del Ferrocarril Mexicano" (Mathes). Casimiro Castro was a Mexican painter, draftsman and lithographer and is generally considered one of the greatest Mexican landscape artists and lithographers of the 19th century. His work on this album celebrates Mexico as it was undergoing modernization, epitomized by the advent of train transportation. Mathes, Mexico on Stone, pp. 41; Palau 48628. Arte.

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         [Two lines in Greek, transliterated as] Poiesis philosophos. Poesis philosophica, vel saltem, Reliquiae poesis philosophicae, Empedoclis, Parmenidis, Xenophanis, Cleanthis, Timonis, Epicharmi. Adiuncta sunt Orphei illius carmina qui à suis appellatus fuit ho theologos. Item, Heracliti et Democriti loci quidam, & eorum epistolae.

      First edition of the first published collection of these early Greek philosophical writings, the whole => edited by Henri Estienne and from the Estienne press: An important Humanist gathering of surviving fragments from Empedocles, Parmenides, Xenophon, Cleanthes, Timon of Phlius, Epicharmus, and others, along with the letters of Heraclitus and Democritus -- with an emphasis on the aesthetics of their work. The preface is in both Latin and Greek, and the Latin notes are by Joseph Justus Scaliger.Schreiber calls this uncommon work "a volume of major importance to the history of Western thought, which rightly belongs on the same shelf with the first editions of Plato and Aristotle." Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Charles W.G. Howard on front pastedown with typed note that the volume was a gift of Sir David Dundas of Ochtertyre in 1877. Dundas (1799-1877) was a politician who also served as a trustee of the British Museum from 1861 to 1867 (DNB online).

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         Mémoires d'un Gommeux Par Saint-Patrice [pseud]

      Paris: E. Dentu, 1877, 1877. First edition. OCLC records four locations (LC, Vanderbilt, BL and one in Italy). Fine copy.. 8vo, contemporary black morocco with coat-of-arms gilt-stamped on the upper and lower boards, gilt lettering and inner dentelles, a.e.g. Frontis and three plates. James Harden-Hickey's own copy of his third novel, Mémoires d'un Gommeux, with his quasi-bogus coat of arms and armorial insignias gilt-stamped on the binding. Harden-Hickey (1854-1898) was one of the most colorful and picaresque figures in 19th century Western literature. Born in San Francisco during the gold rush, he moved with his mother to Paris at an early age and during his formative years was effectively a Frenchman. He was flamboyant, adventurous and had serious delusions of grandeur, which he managed to in part fulfill by marrying wealthy women. He was made a baron of the Holy Roman Empire and years later when sailing the Atlantic, he noticed that the south Atlantic island of Trinidad had not been claimed by a country. He proceeded to claim it for himself. He took the title Prince James I of Trinidad and began selling Trinidad government bonds in New York City. The British seized Trinidad in 1895 and Harden-Hickey's dreams of his own country were over. He died in 1898 from an overdose of morphine in an El Paso, Texas hotel, a fitting end considering that one of the books he wrote was Euthanasia: the Aesthetics of Suicide (NY, 1894). In all Harden-Hickey wrote 12 books, several of them novels issued under the pseudonym Saint Patrice, and he edited the Paris newspaper Tribolet. Later bookplate of Jean-Marie Bernicat on the front paste-down and small oval ownership stamp of the same on the title-page.

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         Mitchell's new general atlas : containing maps of the various countries of the world, plans of cities, etc, embraced in eighty-three quarto maps : forming a series of one hundred and forty maps and plans : together with valuable statistical tables : also a list of post-offices of the United States and territories, and census of 1860 and 1870.

      S. Augustus Mitchell, 1877 - Collated: 120, 32 pages : (83 color full-page maps, 140 total maps); 39 cm. Publisher's brown boards. Gold lettering on front. Rebacked. Very good binding and cover. Maps are in near-fine condition and free of soiling or foxing. Mitchell's New General Atlas was a classic geographical reference in the late 19th century. Taking over the Mitchell Company business after his father retired in 1860, S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr. revised the existing Mitchell atlas and renamed it the New General Atlas. New editions were published yearly until 1887. The maps were so popular they were used by the public and sometimes other publishers until the beginning of the 1900s. See Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Grape Vines. Grapes And Grape Vines Of California.

      - [San Francisco: Edward Bosqui, 1877] San Francisco: John Windle, 1980. Folio, [64] pp., 10 color plates with text. A fine copy in quarter wine red morocco and cloth boards lettered in gilt. Limited to 25 copies for sale in a binding; this exact facsimile of the first California ampelography to show the grapes in superb color printing by the renowned printer Bosqui was reissued by San Francisco printers and binders from one of the few extant perfect copies (now at the Lilly Library). It is the rarest of American color plate books and this wonderfully accurate facsimile has an introduction by Kevin Starr. The edition was not completed and only 65 sets were released (of which 25 were bound). Zamorano Select (2010) 34A writes that "in his valuable introduction to the Windle facsimile" Kevin Starr provides historical background for the original edition. "Both as a work on viticulture and as a color-plate book, 'Grapes and Grape Vines of California' was an unprecedented achievement for a California press" as indeed was the facsimile which was so impressive that Harcourt Brace Jovanovich reissued it in a reduced format trade edition that went through two large printings before being remaindered. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Lettera autografa firmata Leri 13 janvier (1860), 4 pagine in francese a François Buloz

      (1803-1877) direttore della Revue des Deux Mondes, importante editore, per 40 anni direttore della Rivista, ed amministratore della Comédie-Française - Importante lettera, inviata pochi giorni prima del suo ritorno al governo; comprende giudizi su Garibaldi, alla vigilia dell'accordo per la cessione di Nizza e Savoia alla Francia. Deluso per le conseguenze dell'armistizio di Villafranca (11 luglio 1859), Cavour aveva dato le dimissioni da Presidente del Consiglio; sarebbe stato richiamato il 21 gennaio 1860 per il suo terzo mandato, che avrebbe visto in marzo l'annessione al Piemonte dei ducati di Parma e Modena, della Romagna pontificia e della Toscana, a fronte della cessione di Nizza e Savoia alla Francia. «L'ajournement du congrès m'a non seulement forcé à renoncer à toute idée d'aller à Paris, mais il a été cause demon retour à Leri. J'ai du quitter Turin pour ne pas faire de l'opposition, et pour ne pas sanctionner par ma présence silencieuse une conduite que je crois dangereuse pour ne pas dire fatale. Le ministère, ou pour mieux dire un ministre pour se préserver d'une opposition que je ne lui avais pas faite, et que je n'avais nullement l'intention de lui faire est allé chercher des auxiliaires dans l'extrême gauche pour en faire des instruments de guerre contre moi. Après avoir inutilement aiguisé la plume de Brofferio, et tenté vainement d'organiser un comité électoral pour me nuire ; il a tenté de me détruire au moyen de Garibaldi. Le brave général aussi triste politique que bon soldat, s'est laissé persuader que j'étais devenu un réactionaire, et que par conséquent il ferait oeuvre de bon citoyen en annulant dans les élections l'influence de mes amis. La Nazione Armata n'avait pas d'autre but .». Cavour sostiene di avere rinunciato ad una battaglia politica e morale che avrebbe nuociuto al paese «elle aurait exercé une fâcheuse influence sur l'opinion publique de laquelle le sort de l'Italie dépend peut-être. J'ai mieux aimé me taire et laisser Mr Rattazzi jouir tranquillement des douceurs d'un pouvoir si chèrement acquis ». Gli è difficile indicare a Buloz una linea per la Revue des Deux Mondes, mentre per la questione italiana « je crois qu'il faut pousser à l'annexion sans indiquer les moyens à employer pour l'accomplir ». La lettera fu scritta nella tenuta di Leri, frazione di Trino Vercellese, dal 1822 proprietà della famiglia Cavour, dove lo statista usava ritirarsi nei momenti di riposo, e vi sperimentava le tecniche di coltivazione che intendeva fare applicare in Piemonte, informandosi spesso sull'andamento delle attività produttive; il borgo è in totale stato di abbandono dagli anni Sessanta del Novecento. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
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         Wanderungen in den Dolomiten.

      Gerold Sohn, Wien. 1877 - L’autore fu cofondatore nel 1862 del Club alpino austriaco (Oesterreichischer Alpenverein) assieme a Friedrich Simony e Edmund von Mojsisovics. Fu tra i primi scalatori di numerose cime delle Alpi austriache (Alpi della Zillertal) e delle Dolomiti, all’epoca, appartenenti ancora in massima parte, all’Impero Austro-Ungarico. Nel 1875 pubblicò una cartina dettagliata delle Dolomiti (Karte der Dolomit-Alpen) e nel 1877 pubblicò il libro Wanderungen in den Dolomiten (Passeggiate nelle Dolomiti) che contribuì alla diffusione dello sport alpinistico e al turismo di montagna. Un monumento con stele in porfido e ritratto in bronzo venne eretto ed inaugurato il 9 settembre 1898 ad Ortisei in Val Gardena, con festività in suo onore che durarono diversi giorni. Il comune di Cortina d’Ampezzo gli dedicò un’importante strada del centro, via Paul Grohmann. A lui è anche dedicata l’Alta via n. 4. Formato: VIII, 327, [1] p., [4] c. di tav., 21 cm, m.t. Esemplare in un buono stato d'uso, dobbiamo però segnalare alcuni timbri di biblioteca straniera. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 15% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 1400.00 euro.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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         EGER. "Eger vom Viadukte aus gesehen". Dekorative Gesamtansicht mit Blick über die Eger, mittig die St. Nikolaus Kirche, im Vordergrund Bauernkinder mit Kuhherde.

      - Lithographie mit 2 Tonplatten "Nach der Natur aufgenommen u. lithographirt v. Florian Stütz", bei Seb. Fexer, Wunsiedel, dat. 1877, 39 x 59,5 cm. Sehr seltene, große Ansicht. Besonders reizvoll durch den Druck mit zwei Tonplatten. - Knapp bis zur Einfassungslinie beschnitten und auf Japanpapier aufgezogen.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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         Trois contes

      Charpentier, Paris 1877 - Un volume, in-12 plein maroquin rouge janséniste, dos à faux nerfs, auteur et titre dorés en tête, date dorée en queue, gardes de papier dominoté bordées d'une liseré à double filet doré et à feuilles d'acanthe de cuir mosaïqué, tête dorée, couvertures conservées. Reliure de Vermorel. [4] (faux-titre, titre), 248 pages, [2] (table).Edition originale du tirage courant devenue rare, surtout si bien conservée et si bien reliée Très bel exemplaire. Minimes piqûres sur tranche. // One volume, 12mo, full red morocco, gilt-lettered back with raised spines, inner paperboards framed with double gilt fillets and morocco mosaic inlays, top edge gilt, original wrappers bound in. Vermorel binder. [4], 248 pages, [2]. First edition of this collection of three tales. A very nice copy, nicely bound and exceptionally fresh despite rare slight foxing to the front edge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Scriptorium d'Albi]
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      Chapman and Hall, London 1877 - First edition. Three volumes. Recent half brown morocco over marbled paper-covered boards: half-titles present. Tan and black spine labels. Bookplates on flyleaves and very light foxing to the preliminaries, else a fine copy, attractively bound. Sadlier 46. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Literary Lion, ABAA]
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