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         Autograph Letter Signed, 2pp on one folded 8vo sheet, Walingford, June 29, n.y.

      - To Bertie, British theater producer and entrepreneur Bertie Alexander Meyer (1877-1967), Christie writes that she would be fine giving her novel "Ten Little Niggers" "a new lease of life. I don't know what production difficulties there are or if it 'dates' - Anyway talk it over with Edmund Cork [Christie's agent] ." She signs, "Agatha." This comment suggests that she is writing during the period 1939-1943 as "The Little Niggers" was published as a novel in 1939, with the U.S. edition being called "The Little Indians." Her first foray into adapting one of her novels into a play was with this title, it eventually being performed in the West End in 1943 under the title "And Then There Were None." In 1944, the show opened on Broadway under the title "Ten Little Indians" and in 1945 the American film premiered as "And Then There Were None. The West End premiere was presented by Bertie Meyer at the St. James Theatre. He managed the German Theatre in London, became business manager for Charles Frohman, managed the Queen's Theatre, and in 1913 became business manager of the Globe Theatre. He managed many theaters in London during his life, and in 1930, the Cambridge Theatre was built for him. In addition to these references, Christie mentions her agent, Edmund Cork, as the person to whom Meyer should speak. "He arranges all these things and knows far more about my affairs than I do."

      [Bookseller: Schulson Autographs]
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         THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, or What Alice Found There (Sequel to Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

      Macmillan 1877 - Carroll, Lewis [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson]. THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, or what Alice Found There. London: Macmillan, 1877. Early Edition, published five years after the first edition. PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO THIS NEPHEW, inscribed on the half-title: "Bertram James Collingwood/ from his affte. Uncle/ the Author/ August. 7. 1878." Original cloth, all edges gilt. GOOD only, having endured old and inexpert attempts at repair to the spine and inner hinges which appear to have been accomplished around the 1920s if not before. There is some smudging to the last eight pages but the covers are relatively clean. While not glistening with eye appeal, this is an important copy having been presented to one of the author's two beloved nephews (the other became his biographer). Bertram James Collingwood [1871- 1934] shared his uncle's love for mathematics and logic (illuminating letters between the two which discuss these subjects can be found in various institutions). When Dodgson made his funeral arrangements, he arranged for Bertram to receive (in 1898) that portion of his library related to Mathematics, Science, and Medicine. Like his uncle, Collingwood became a professor and had a brilliant career at University (Cambridge) but, unlike his uncle, he was a fanatical sportsman and is best known today for having donated the "Collingwood Cup" which is still the championship trophy for Irish University Football, celebrating its 100th birthday in 2014. While we have seen numerous copies of the author's inscribed books, those actually presented to members of his family are highly uncommon, especially in original cloth. In a new custom quarter-morocco slipcase. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ABAA]
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         Chronique Bordeloise [ Chronique Bordelaise ]. Tome 1 : 1240 à 1599 ; Tome 2 : 1600 à 1638. (2 Tomes - Complet).

      Charles Lefebvre 1877 - Tirage à petit nombre, Introduction de Jules Delpit, 2 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-percaline verte, , coll. Archives du Château de La Brède, Charles Lefebvre, Bordeaux, 1877-1878, XV-335, 478 pp. Rare et bon exemplaire bien complet du grand tableau généalogique dépliant (très petits frottements en dos du tome 2, bel exemplaire par ailleurs) de cet ouvrage tiré à petit nombre, sur beau papier vergé. Rare et recherché. Vicaire, I, 536 Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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         Plan De Paris Dit Plan De Bâle

      Champion, Paris 1877 - Reproduction, avec le titre original, du Plan gigantesque de Truschet Olivier et Hoyau Germain; 8 pièces assemblées, 38 x 46 cm l'une, pour former un ensemble de dim 95 x 135 cm (sans la marge), dim 105 x 145 cm (avec la marge); le plan est entoilé. Cette reproduction, effectuée par Fédor Hoffbauer, est aux dimensions du plan original. Il ne s'agit pas d'un fac similé car le plan a été regravé et la couleur a été modifiée par rapport à celle de l'original.

      [Bookseller: Rossignol]
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         Slave Trade. No. 4 (1877). Correspondence Respecting the Seizure of Slaves on board the "Rokeby" and "Koina" by her Majesty's Ship "Rifleman".

      London, Harrison and Sons, 1877. - Folio (210 x 320 mm). 16 pp. Cloth-covered spine. Rare documentary material on the interception of the ships and the seizure of slaves on board. British-operated ships continuously carried hajjis between Jeddah and ports in the Gulf, and the steamers were often used for the transport of slaves, sometimes with the cognizance of the captain. "The system of issuing tickets by the agents of British vessels at Jeddah without any name being inserted thereon, and the absence of passenger lists, no doubt render it extremely difficeult for the masters of ships to ascertain whether any of their passengers are slaves; and [.] it is one which cannot but place the gravest obstacles in our way in the suppression of the Slave Trade [.] The majority of the inhabitants of the Hedjaz and Yemen, from highest to the lowest, are interested in the Slave Trade, domestic slaves being a matter of necessity, servants not being procurable, what few there are bad [.] The Mahommedans consider the institution of slavery to be one of mutual benefit, and the slaves are geenrally the best dressed and best fed members of the household [.] It is very difficult to make any Mahommedan consider that slavery is a crime. He usually contends that the negro is recued from barbarism, and is taught the Mahommedan religion, and on that ground he defends the system; and indeed, he regards himself somewhat in the light of a missionary, and thinks he is extending his faith. The question is, therefore, beset with some difficulty [.]". - Occasional edge repairs. OCLC 872281698 (Internet resource only). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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         Upsala universitets historia [The history of Uppsala university]. 1-3 + Bihang I-V + Register utarbetadt af Elof Colliander.

      1877 - Uppsala, 1877-1931. XI,(1),412 + X,447 + (6),456 + XIII,(1),683 + VIII,655 + (6),416,(1) + (6),402 + (6),420 + (6),393 + (6),240 + 133 pp. Eleven volumes in good grey half cloth with twin black labels (A. Nilsson). Wrappers preserved exept in the first volume where only the front wrapper (with a few repairs) is present. MS dedication.Treats the period 1477-1792. An impressive and thorough survey of the history of Sweden's oldest university, the place where so many of the country's finest scientists studied and worked during the 17th and 18th centuries, for example Olaus Rudbeck, Emanuel Swedenborg, Linnaeus, Torbern Bergman and Carl Peter Thunberg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström Rare Books SVAF, ILAB]
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         Catalogue of the Special Loan Collection of Scientific Apparatus at the South Kensington Museum. Third Edition

      Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1877, Half-cloth/marbled Boards, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Later Glassine d/w, First Edition ThusSize: 8vo, Hardback, 140mm x 220mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp lviii, 1084 with some text figs., plus 4 single-sided plate leaves (one double-folding) and a double-page floor plan of the museum. Tipped-in leaf "Presentation Copy" and, to the front pastedown the heraldic bookplate of the County Borough of Warrington Municipal Library [the only other indication of previous library ownership being the shelf-mark to the spine foot. Contemporary signed binding [by Hewitt & Brown, Late Woolstencroft. Warrington) of half-black cloth/marbled paper-covered boards/gilt spine title, with the original black-printed paper covers preserved. Some rubs and wear to edges & corners and prelims dusty with light toning of blank margins. Otherwise internally very good and tighly-bound. Most uncommon

      [Bookseller: Christopher Baron]
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         Voyage Autour de ma Chambre Suivi de l'Expédition Nocturne ? Préface par Jules Clarétie

      Paris: [D. Jouaust for] Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1877. Copy number 1 of 20 printed on China paper (of an edition of 210 total). Frontispiece and 5 etched plates after Hédouin, each in two states (before and with letters). xxiv, 182 pp., printed entirely on CHINA PAPER. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary full blue morocco, gilt, t.e.g. Fine, in a morocco-tipped paper over boards slipcase. Bookplates of Clarence H. Clark and Cortlandt F. Bishop. Copy Number One on China Paper

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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         The American Senator

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1877. First edition, half-titles. 3 vols. 8vo. Bound in thrre quarters morocco and marbled boards, t.e.g. About fine, bookplates.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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         On Horseback Through Asia Minor. 2 vols.

      1877 1877 - London: Sampson Low, 1877. Royal 8vo. Orig. illust. green cloth. Gilt (spine extremities rubbed). Spines gilt. With mounted oval photographic portr., (slightly stained), 3 large folding maps, errata-slip at end of Vol. 1, publishers' adverts, and advertisements on end fly-leaves of the orig. yellow-glazed end-papers. 1st ed. Uncut and partly unopened. A good set. 1st edition.

      [Bookseller: Berkelouw Books]
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         L'Art Russe. Ses Origines ses Elements Constitutifs, son Apogee son A

      1877. VIOLLET LE DUC, Emmanuel. L'Art Russe. Ses Origines ses Elements Constitutifs, son Apogee son Avenir. 262 pp. Illustrated with 31 plates of which 17 are chromolithographs. 8vo., publisher's cloth. Paris: V.A. Morel & Cie., 1877.First Edition of this classic, which applied his ideas of rational construction to Russian architecture. The work is divided into six chapters -- I : Des origines de l'art Russe. II : Des éléments constitutifs de l'art Russe. III : L'art Russe à son apogée. IV : L'avenir de l'art Russe. L'architecture. V : L'avenir de l'art Russe : La sculpture décorative. VI : L'avenir de l'art Russe : La peinture décorative. A fine copy.

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         Portuguese Western Africa. Facts and statements concerning the right of the Crown of Portugal to the territories of Molembo, Cabinda, Ambriz, and other places on the west coast of Africa, situated between the fifth degree twelve minutes, and the eighth degree of south latitude.

      Londong, Herbert J. Fitch, 1877.. Englische Originalausgabe. Gebunden in dunkles Leder mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Origianl-Kartondeckel mit eingebunden, 8°, 72 Seiten. Originaleinband und Titelblatt leicht fleckig, schönes, sauberes Exemplar der sehr seltenen Schrift, zumal in der englischen Übersetzung des portugiesischen Originals von 1855..

      [Bookseller: Afrika- und Kolonialantiquariat Welwitsc]
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         Voyage Autour de ma Chambre Suivi de l'Expédition Nocturne ? Préface par Jules Clarétie

      Paris: [D. Jouaust for] Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1877. Copy number 1 of 20 printed on China paper (of an edition of 210 total). Frontispiece and 5 etched plates after Hédouin, each in two states (before and with letters). xxiv, 182 pp., printed entirely on CHINA PAPER. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary full blue morocco, gilt, t.e.g. Fine, in a morocco-tipped paper over boards slipcase. Bookplates of Clarence H. Clark and Cortlandt F. Bishop. Copy Number One on China Paper

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         A History of the Town of Belfast from the Earliest Times to the Close of the Eighteenth Century. & a History of the Town of Belfast from 1799 Till 1810 Together with Some Incidental Notices on Local Topics and Biographies of Many Well-Known Families. (2 Volumes Bound As One) - a Benn 'family related' item with an 1877 letter, etc.

      Marcus Ward & Co. , 1877/80, London - Benn's 'History of the Town of Belfast.' consists of two volumes, here bound together in full red leather with bright gilt titling and decoration. 5 raised bands to the spine with gilt decorated banding and gilt decoration in the compartments. A black leather title label with titling in gilt. The front and rear covers have gilt banding and the front cover has the Royal Coat of Arms in bright gilt in the centre. Some of the leather is rubbed/scraped to the edges in places and a small triangle of leather (approx 1cm x 1cm) is missing from the top front of the spine, together with a 4cm sliver of leather from the top edge of the spine. Considering the size of the book All Hinges are Tight and Sound, although the front inner paper hinge is splitting. ALL edges bright GILT. A Handsome volume. Internally each volume is separately titled, paginated and indexed. Marbled endpapers. Some light foxing to the prelims, o/w Very Clean Bright and Tight. Volume One = (10) + 770 pp. Volume 2 = 238 pp. The 8 maps/plans, and the Pedigree of the Chichester Family are all large folded 'fold-outs' and bound at the end of the book - lightly browned and 'curled' on the edges of the paper as they stick out of the volume. A few maps/plans have varying sized (now closed) tears to crease lines and/or a blank section. The genealogy of the O'Neills, and the two, tinted, portraits of Arthur Chichester are present in the book as called for. This book is the indispensable foundation for all studies of Belfast's history. There is a gift note dated 1918 on the second free blank endpaper "From J. F. W. Hodges, the nephew of the Author, to his daughter Harriet Benn Williams." also enclosed is a letter (a single sheet folded in 2 written on 4 sides) dated 24th March 1877 starting "My dear Uncle, I have been lately collecting as much information as I can about our family. Signed "Your aff Nephew Edward Benn" - So I assume ? Writing to the author? . There are also 2 later (browned/torn) newspaper sheets/cuttings = 1. From 'Belfast News-Letter, 1955' with an article entitled "The works of George Benn' and 2. 'City Man at 95' re Sir Ion Hamilton Benn. Overall an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. A Very Handsome volume with an interesting family connection. This book is overweight and MAY require extra postage depending on your location. See Images. ; Thick 8vo 8" to 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sue Lloyd-Davies Books]
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         Canterbury Cricket Week, 1877.

      Barraud & Jerrard London 1877 - Carbon print with composite photographic portraits mounted on boar; surface a bit rubbed. Dimensions: 1060 by 680mm. (41.75 by 26.75 inches). A large print in an uncommon photographic technique, where the portraits are photographed and pasted on a sketchy background. Wisden, the Cricketer's Almanac, reported on the 1877 Canterbury Cricket Week that 'All agreed [ ] in high character and county influence, the gatherings of 1877 on old St. Lawrence were never surpassed.' This large print presents that zenith of a cricketing festival that was founded in 1842 and is the oldest of its type in England, surviving to this day. The cricketers and county society on St Lawrence cricket ground certainly attest to the high esteem and societal character of cricketing weeks during the later Victorian period, against a painted background showing Canterbury cathedral and sumptuous gazebos from which high society would view the games. According to Wisden, W.G. Grace put in a particularly sterling performance after lunch on Thursday, 9th August, taking 6 wickets for England vs. Kent. Grace features at the forefront of the print.

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         On the birds collected by Professor J.B. Steere in the Philippine Archipelago.

      1877 - 9 hand-coloured lithographs by J.D. Keulemans, heightened with agar gum, 416 x 341 mm in acid-free mounts, with flapcase containing pp. iii - vi + 307-355 (Sharpe's text) disbound, all in custom-made green solander fall-down-back box 440 x 362 mm; the plates are in beautiful condition and are ready for framing. Disbound from The Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Second Series, Volume 1, Zoology. The American ornithologist Joseph Beal Steere travelled through the Philippines during 1874-5 and collected a number of valuable skins. In the autumn of 1875 he sailed back to London where he met with Richard Bowdler Sharpe, who agreed to present his findings to the Linnean Society and engaged the great natural history artist J.D. Keulemans to illustrate the exotic and varied birds. Keulemans not only prepared the original drawings, he also transferred them to the lithographic stones himself. As the paper was produced only for the Fellows of the Linnean Society, these remarkable and dramatic prints are quite rare, and complete sets of all nine are very hard to find. The birds illustrated are: Plate 46 - Chrysocolaptes erythrocephalus and C. maculiceps Plate 47 - Halcyon winchellii Plate 48 - Zeocephus cinnamomeus and Z. cyanescens Plate 49 - Brachyurus steerii Plate 50 - Phyllornis palawanensis and ptilocichla falcata Plate 51 - Irena tweeddalii and I. melanochlamys Plate 52 - Cittocincla nigra Plate 53 - Dendrobiastes basilanica, parus amabilis and dendrophila oenochlamys Plate 54 - Sarcophanops steerii

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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         Autograph Letter Signed, 2pp on one folded 8vo sheet, Walingford, June 29, n.y

      To Bertie, British theater producer and entrepreneur Bertie Alexander Meyer (1877-1967), Christie writes that she would be fine giving her novel "Ten Little Niggers" "a new lease of life. I don't know what production difficulties there are or if it 'dates' - Anyway talk it over with Edmund Cork [Christie's agent] ...." She signs, "Agatha." This comment suggests that she is writing during the period 1939-1943 as "The Little Niggers" was published as a novel in 1939, with the U.S. edition being called "The Little Indians." Her first foray into adapting one of her novels into a play was with this title, it eventually being performed in the West End in 1943 under the title "And Then There Were None." In 1944, the show opened on Broadway under the title "Ten Little Indians" and in 1945 the American film premiered as "And Then There Were None. The West End premiere was presented by Bertie Meyer at the St. James Theatre. He managed the German Theatre in London, became business manager for Charles Frohman, managed the Queen's Theatre, and in 1913 became business manager of the Globe Theatre. He managed many theaters in London during his life, and in 1930, the Cambridge Theatre was built for him. In addition to these references, Christie mentions her agent, Edmund Cork, as the person to whom Meyer should speak. "He arranges all these things and knows far more about my affairs than I do."

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         The Novels.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1877-79 - 6 volumes, octavo. Recent dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Some occasional light foxing, an excellent set. Engraved frontispieces. New edition. An early edition of Bentley's Austen, which also includes a fourth edition of of A Memoir of Jane Austen by her nephew J. E. Austen Leigh together with Lady Susan. A handsome set.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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         Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Gagern").

      Wien, 9. III. 1877.. 1¾ SS. Kl.-8vo.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Soeben erhalte ich einen Brief von Br. Barthelmess, in welchem er mir die Absendung der Bücher von Nürnberg anzeigt und um baldige Überweisung des Geldes dafür bittet [...] Vielleicht finde ich doch einmal Zeit, mir die Sammlung der Freimaurerzeitung zusammenstellen zu lassen [...]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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         Éléments d'économie politique pure ou théorie de la richesse sociale.

      Lausanne: L. Corbaz & Cie, Paris: Guillaumin & Cie, Basel: H. Georg, 1874-1877 - 2 parts in one octavo volume (210 × 137 mm). Contemporary red pebble grained cloth, red pebbled calf spine, ruled and lettered gilt, marbled paper endpapers. Spine ends and board edges rubbed, inner hinges cracked but firm. A very good copy. With 3 folding plates comprising 15 figures. Reader's scattered pencil marginalia in French throughout. First edition of both parts, written by one of the leading mathematical economists. In 1874, three years after Jevons and Menger, but independently of them, Walras enunciated the theory of marginal utility in his Eléments d'Économie politique pure. In this work he continued and refined the work inherited from his father and was successful in developing the law of general equilibrium which made him famous. The work falls into two parts: one dealing with the theory of exchange (pp. 1-208), the other (pp. 209-377) with the theory of production. "The book regards exchange as the central economic phenomenon and treats all other branches of economic study in relation to this central fact" (Batson.) Walras operates with essentially the same concepts as Jevons, but he searches continuously for solutions of the most general character. Like Jevons and Menger, he bases exchange-value on utility and limitation of quantity. Following his father, he uses the term rareté, which he defines as the "dérivée de l'utilité effective par rapport à la quantité possédée". In other words, rareté is the same as marginal utility. The desire to equalize marginal utilities (according to Gossen's second law) will lead to exchange. And this desire, together with the stocks of goods possessed by each individual, will give a determinate demand or supply for each individual. This can be represented by a functional equation or by a curve. Walras was influenced by Cournot, and it was probably this influence which enabled him to combine a utility theory of value with a mathematically precise theory of market equilibrium. In spite, or because, of the difficulties which he experienced in this task, Walras was increasingly led to enunciate a general, non-utilitarian theory of economic equilibrium, expressed in terms of functional equations. He is, therefore, essentially the economist's economist, rather than of the general reader or the politician. Batson, p. 34; Cossa 279 (171); Einaudi 5965; Mattioli 3796; Walker 95, 113. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Art Industriel: L'Ornement Des Tissus: Recueil Historique et Pratique, Avec Des Notes Explicatives et Une Introduction Generale.

      Paris: Librairie Generale De L'Architecture et Des Travaux Publics Ducher & Cie 1877 - 100 vibrant chromolithographic plates. Folio (16 x 11 3/4 inches), each plate with leaf of explanatory text. Original cloth; lacking backstrip, very rubbed and marked. Internally, half-title and title defective and soiled (the title split in two), title taped on inner margin to first leaf of text. Some marginal age toning, a few occasional edge chips to margins but overall the 100 vibrant coloured plates bright and attractive. Extremely heavy, for overseas shipping extra postage will be requested. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Les Amoureux du livre. Sonnets d'un Bibliophile, Fantaisies, Commandements du Bibliophile, Bibliophiliana. Preface du Bibliophile Jacob. Seize Eaux-fortes de Jules Chevrier

      Paris, A. Claudin, éditeur 1877 - Paris, A. Claudin, éditeur, 1877. -- 4.º(23 cm), XXXIX, 2h., 391p., 4h., portada a dos tintas, cabeceras, capitulares y culs-de-lampe, 6 agua fuertes fuera de texto y 7 viñetas por Jules Chevrier, 1 ilustracion en cabecera, papel vejurado. Bella encuadernación firmada por Maurius Magnin en holandesa verde, tejuelo rojo, recuadros y flores doradas con hojas naranjas, doble filete en planos, corte superior dorado, conserva ambas cubiertas originales. Leves puntos de óxido ocasionales, en buen estado. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         L'Art Arabe d'après les monuments du Kaire depuis le VIIe siècle jusqu'la fin du XVIIIe.

      Paris, Morel, [1869-]1877. - 1 volume of text (4to) and 3 vols. of plates (large folio). Text: 1 bl. f., title leaf, viii, 296 pp., 1 bl. f. With 34 lithogr. plates (all with tissue guards) and 73 text illustrations. Half morocco with giltstamped title to gilt spine. Spine rebacked. Plate volumes all with half title, title, list of contents and a total of 200 engraved plates (130 of which are chromolithographs and 48 tinted lithographs). Plate volumes bound uniformly with text volume in giltstamped half morocco with cloth covers. Very scarce first edition of this splendid, unsurpassed standard work on Islamic art. Prisse d'Avennes spent many years in Egypt after 1826, first as an engineer in the service of Mehmet Ali. After 1836 he explored Egypt disguised as an Arab and using the name Edris Effendi; during this period he carried out archaeological excavations in the valley of the Nile. In 1860, Prisse d'Avennes returned to France with a wealth of documentation and drawings, which he subsequently had reproduced by specially trained draughtsmen and published in this monumental set. "'Arab Art', however, is more than a monument to the author's tenacity, skill, and devotion. For the historian of architecture, it is a precise source, a unique documentary record [.] On an entirely different level, Prisse d'Avennes has provided today's architects, designers, artists, and illustrators with some of the finest examples of measured drawings, pattern details, and illustrations of selected aspects of the built environment of a medieval Islamic city. But 'Arab Art' is not merely an exercise in architectural description. Prisse d'Avennes writes about and records in the plates art forms ranging from elaborately decorated tiles to carpets and fabrics, to Korans and illuminated manuscripts. His text examines how these objects were made and the way they were used, and describes the value placed on them by contemporary society. The result is that his book offers invaluable glimpses of aspects of Arab life as they were viewed by a sympathetic West European" (preface to the 1963 London edition). - Beautiful, complete set (the last copy sold at auction was incomplete). Text and plates uncommonly clean and in an excellent state of preservation throughout, in contrast to the known copies in libraries and in institutional possession. Ibrahim-Hilmy II, 138-140. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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         Certificate awarded to an Australian winemaker at the 1877 Metropolitan Intercolonial Exhibition, Sydney

      Sydney: printed by S.T. Leigh, 1870 but dated, 1877. Colour lithograph with manuscript additions, 490 x 370 mm., a few closed tears and a little foxing, good condition overall. Honourable mention for a full bodied wine. Uncommon relic of Australian winemaking in the 1870's, a certificate awarded at the Sydney Intercolonial Exhibition of 1877 to winemaker Conrad Sohninger of Orange for his 'full bodied white wine'.For Australian agriculturalists, especially those who produced goods for ready export (such as winemakers), the Intercolonial exhibitions were an opportunity to reach hitherto inaccessible markets. The Melbourne Intercolonial Exhibition of 1866-1867 had been a great success, and the decision to stage a similar event in Sydney from 1870 onwards was motivated (in part at least) by rivalry between the two colonies.The grand spectacle of public exhibitions arose from precedents in England and Europe, as revealed in a Sydney Morning Herald of October 1870: 'This exhibition was called into existence under the auspices of the Agricultural Society of New South Wales, and it has proved a splendid success. It has been to this colony what the Great Exhibition of 1851 was to England - what the Exposition Universelle of Paris was to France in 1862. It has attracted large numbers of people from all parts of New South Wales, and also from other colonies of Australasia.'.

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         Caldwell's Illustrated Historical Centennial Atlas of Washington Count

      1877. CALDWELL, J.A. Caldwell's Illustrated Historical Centennial Atlas of Washington County. By J. A. Caldwell. 228 pp. Illustrated with over 100 maps and views. Tall folio, 445 x 355 mm, bound in original publisher's boards, rebacked in black cloth with a red cloth label. Pittsburgh: Otto Krebs, 1876. |~||~||~||~||~| An impressive example of nineteenth-century American naive bookmaking at its very best, engraved, lithographed and printed by Otto Krebs, the prolific illustrator of Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania during this period of great industrial and agricultural growth in the region. There are five large maps; one each of Pittsburgh and Cincinnati, two of Washington County, one of Pennsylvania and one of the United States. There are also 44 maps of towns and villages, 31 maps of townships. However, the most intriguing element of the atlas is the presence of over 228 views of farms, factories, stores and churches which offer a unique vision of all aspects of life in 19th century Pennsylvania. Pastoral scenes of rolling farm country populated by farmers, men and women in horse drawn carriages, churchgoers, sheep, cows, and all elements of agricultural industry enliven these quintessential lithographs of nineteenth-century Americana. Uncommon in US institutions, with only 9 recorded in OCLC. Most copies having been segmented for the attractive individual views and framed separately. Subject to a facsimile edition in 1976. With several small professional paper repairs to margins, but still a very good copy of a book rarely found in acceptable condition.

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         GALERIA BIOGRAFICA FOTOGRAFICA, EL EPISCOPADO ESPAÑOL, INMORTAL PIO IX, D. JOSE SALVADO 1877

      Establ. Tipográfico de Luis Tassó. 1877 - Barcelona. 1877. 44X33. Piel, adornos, relieves y dorados. CCXIX. 424Pág+3h+24 bellas láminas fotograficas. Primera edición. Suntuosa edición. Ref 20 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         History of the Indian Navy (1613-1863).

      London, Richard Bentley, 1877. - 8vo. 2 vols. XX, 542 pp. VI, 596 pp. Original blue cloth, title gilt to spines, blind panelling to the boards, pale yellow surface-paper endpapers. Neatly rebacked with the original spines laid down. First edition, uncommon in the cloth. Forms the basis for studies of campaigns and exploration wherever the Bombay Marine operated: in the Red Sea, the Persian Gulf, the Arabian Sea, the Laccadives, Maldives and west coast of India, the Andamans, Java and Burma. Of primary importance as a record of the history of the British presence in the Gulf, where the Bombay Marine served as police force, mail carrier, ethnographer, surveyor and, when necessary, strike force for over three centuries - in particular in the period when British relations with the Gulf sheikhdoms were being consolidated. Includes detailed accounts of hydrographic surveys by the Indian Navy, including those in the Persian Gulf. Never surpassed as a history of the maritime arm of India's foreign policy. - Engraved bookplates of the Royal Artillery Library, Woolwich, to the front pastedowns with manuscript annotations of their receipt in April 1878; small paper press-mark labels above. Extremeties slightly rubbed, light browning, but overall a very good set. Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula, 1492. NMM V, 2273. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Caldwell's Illustrated Historical Combination Atlas of Clarion County,

      1877. PENNSYLVANNIA - CLARION COUNTY. Caldwell's Illustrated Historical Combination Atlas of Clarion County. By J. A. Caldwell. 230 pp. Illustrated with over 100 coloured lithographic maps and views. Tall folio, 445 x 355 mm, bound in new black cloth with the original gilt-lettered cover pasted on. Pittsburgh: Otto Krebs, 1877. |~||~||~||~||~| A spectacular example of nineteenth-century American bookmaking. The atlas, engraved, lithographed, and printed by Otto Krebs, 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. Less than 250 copies of this atlas were printed. Most copies have been dismembered, and individual views framed for separate sale. A unique document of nineteenth-century American rural architecture. Rebacked and some internal wear, but overall an acceptable copy of an extremely rare book.

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         Alt orientalische Teppichmuster: nach Bildern und Originalen des XV-XVI Jahrhunderts gezeichnet von Julius Lessing

      Ernst Wasmuth, Berlin, 1877 (1923), Portfolio, Book Condition: Good; 14.5 x 21.5 quarter-cloth Portfolio in Good condition. Missing leaf with pages 3-4.Illustrated by 30 chromolithographs; GWO 732. Second German language edition of Lessing's landmark classic. [CSROT 2709].; 20; 24 pp.

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         Caldwell's Illustrated Historical Combination Atlas of Clarion County,

      1877. PENNSYLVANNIA - CLARION COUNTY. Caldwell's Illustrated Historical Combination Atlas of Clarion County. By J. A. Caldwell. 230 pp. Illustrated with over 100 coloured lithographic maps and views. Tall folio, 445 x 355 mm, bound in new black cloth with the original gilt-lettered cover pasted on. Pittsburgh: Otto Krebs, 1877.A spectacular example of nineteenth-century American bookmaking. The atlas, engraved, lithographed, and printed by Otto Krebs, 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.Less than 250 copies of this atlas were printed. Most copies have been dismembered, and individual views framed for separate sale. A unique document of nineteenth-century American rural architecture. Rebacked and some internal wear, but overall an acceptable copy of an extremely rare book.

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         Autograph letter signed.

      Bayreuth, 20. IV. 1877. - Large 8vo. 1 p. on bifolium. To the furniture maker Johann Adam Eysser, who produced the seating at the Bayreuth Festival Theatre, asking him to cancel an order for a study desk for his wife. - Slightly browned and spotty; traces of folding, some tears to edges are rebacked with Japanese paper.

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         Anvisning att på 60 minuter blifva konstkännare. Öfversättning [Instructions for being an art expert in 60 minutes. Translation].

      1877 - Stockholm, J. W. Holm, 1877. 16 pp.Publisher's salmon-pink wrappers, slightly worn. Rear cover with spotting and correction in ink of the printed pricing. In a morocco-backed box with raised bands and rich gilt ornation. Gilt bookstamp of Svante Svedlin on front cover.Not in Zetterlund. According to Arvid Vikström's note in his copy, this little pamphlet is translated by August Strindberg. The claim has even been made that Strindberg actually wrote it, a statement Teddy Brunius has been able to refute by finding the German original which was published in Berlin in 1877. The author makes fun of the pretentious manners of the art experts: "extraordinary, strange - is uttered very slowly with crossed arms and the eyebrows contracted". At the time of publishing, Strindberg worked as an art critic, among other things. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         THE BROAD STONE OF HONOUR: OR, THE TRUE SENSE AND PRACTICE OF CHIVALRY I-IV. GODFRIDUS. TANCREDUS. MORUS. ORLANDUS I-II.

      Bernard Quatritch MDCCCLXXVII (1877), numbered impression, XI+(1)+364 + VII+(1)+494 + (6)+401 + IV+404 + V+(1)+411p with title-page engravings, one frontespiece plate, and a few illustrations. 5 exquisite red half-maroquine volumes with five raised bands, gilt lettered titles and lavishly gilt ornamentation to spine, gilt double lines to boards, beautifully marbeled board and end-papers, gilt top-edges, front edges uncut; unique contemporary gift inscription, Book-plates of Bertil Hofverberg. Complete magnificent set of 5 beautifully bound and well preserved volumes, hand-bound by Mansell.. This impression of THE BROAD STONE OF HONOUR is limited to 500 copies on Small paper and 50 copies on Large paper of which later this is copy Number 2. Gift ink inscription in volume I: Presented to Charles Wyman the printer by Bernard Quaritch the Publisher London, June 23, 1877. Bertil Hofverberg was an industrialist in Norrköping and a Book-collector of good repute. THE BROAD STONE OF HONOUR was the author's magnum opus where he exhaustingly lays down all of what a man of noble breed needs to be able to lead an honourable Life

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         Pictures of Life and Character in New York

      1877. [NEW YORK]. AVERELL, G.W. (lithographer). Pictures of Life and Character in New York. [20] ff., each with full-page lithograph on recto and advertisement on verso. 4to., 303 x 260 mm, bound in original publisher's brick-red cloth, embossed and gilt (somewhat worn), preserved in a black cloth case. New York: Averell, N.D. (advertisements dated 1877).Probable First Edition. The New York Historical Society copy bears an advertisement on the rear paste-down for "Cash assets, Jan. 1, 1878" -- the present copy, unsophisticated in the original binding, never had advertisements on the paste-downs; and yet internally there are two different advertisements dated May 1877 -- thus preceding all recorded copies by six months.This is a charming and rare depiction of New York social life and customs in the late nineteenth century. The plates cover a wide range of subjects, including Fulton Ferry, Castle Garden, Jewish tailors and life on Chatham Street, a boarding house on Seventh Avenue, an opium den in Chinatown, horse racing, a walk in Central Park, unsavory characters, beggars, and street vendors throughout the city, and more.The advertisements offer similar documentation of city life during the 1870s, with goods and services such as tobacco, music boxes, optical instruments, suspenders, pianos, carriages, varnishes, hair tonic, printing materials, kid gloves, steam boat voyages, perfumery, champagne, chocolate, billiard tables, relief from sea-sickness, and much more.Traces of damp throughout, first blank torn along gutter margin, but an excellent, unsophisticated copy in original condition.

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         Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      München, 13. V. 1877. - 2½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Kl.-8vo. "Verehrter Herr! Wären Sie wie ich 60 Jahre alt geworden, so würden Sie nicht verlangen Mohren weiß zu waschen. Als Edstein mich wiederholt um einen Beitrag bat, da dachte ich der Pflicht nachzukommen und ein ernstes Mahnwort an die leicht-fertige Jugend zu sprechen. Es ist geschehen. Hätte es keinen Erfolg gehabt, so würde mich Goethes Spruch getröstet haben: Der Stein im Sumpf macht keine Ringe. Allein die Wellenschläge des Anstoßes, den ich gab, bewegten sich fast in jede Kammer der Dichterhalle und thun's heute noch. Damit bin ich zufrieden. Wer [.] sich verthieren will, dem kann ich keinen Zwang anthun; wer nicht hören will mag fühlen. Dabei freut mich unter den Grüßen und Glückwünschen, die mir mein alter Freund Arnold Ruge aus England sandte, besonders Ihr jugendlicher Feuereifer für die Sache. Nur glaubte ich daß die Verse über die Münchner Nachtigall in der 'J. J.' nicht verstanden werden; man wird nicht wissen worauf sie sich beziehen. Was Sie mir über den Pessimismus u. Materialismus schreiben, das sollten Sie öffentlich sagen. Das erste ist die Strafe des zweiten [.]". - Carriere habilitierte sich 1842 in Gießen und hielt dort populäre Vorlesungen zu philosophischen und literarischen Themen. Nachdem er sein vielbeachtetes Werk ‚Die philosophische Weltanschauung der Reformationszeit in ihren Beziehungen zur Gegenwart‘ (1847) veröffentlicht hatte, erhielt er den Titel eines a.o.Professors. 1853 folgte er seinem Schwiegervater Justus von Liebig nach München, wo er zunächst Honorarprofessor an der Universität, dann Professor für Kunstgeschichte an der Kunstakademie und endlich 1887 Universitätsprofessor der Ästhetik wurde. Seit 1889 war er Mitglied der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.

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         Preliminary Sketch of the Geology of India of the Officers of the Geological Survey of India (First Issue)

      Calcutta: Printed at the Office of the Surveyor General of India, August, 1877.. Map dimensions 99 x 102.5 cm, overall 105.5 x 109 cm. An impressive large folding geological map of the Indian Subcontinent extending eastward across to the Burma and beyond, coloured according to the strata, printed over four conjoined sheets, dissected into 35 sections and mounted on linen, folds between original brown cloth covers, gilt lettered to the spine and upper board, the latter also gilt decorated. The case spine sometime neatly repaired, a very good example. Published two years in advance of the first edition of the Survey's "A Manual of the Geology of India", this attractive and uncommon map is a companion to parts I and II.

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         DÉCORATIONS INTÉRIEURES PEINTES - Architecture privée au XIX°

      Ducher & Cie, PARIS 1877 - DÉCORATIONS INTÉRIEURES PEINTES - Architecture privée au XIX° 1er et second volumes de la troisième série -1877 par M. CESAR DALY Ouvrage en deux volumes in-folio reliés (45.5 cm x 35 cm) reliure demi-basane, couverture marbrée, tranches supérieures dorées, 88 planches (sur 90) montées sur onglets, (parfois en double page), en chromolithographie, (sous serpente), édité Ducher & Cie, Paris, 1877 premier volume : Salons et dépendances (26 planches) - Salles à Manger et dépendances (8 planches) - Chambres à coucher et leurs dépendances (11 planches) (collationné complet) second volume : Cabinet de travail et dépendances (9 planches - planche 4-5 absente) - Accès et dépendances (27 planches - planche 24-25 avec des manques dues à un collage par humidité) - Divers et parallèles (19 planches) état d'usage (couvertures désolidarisées, dos absents, rousseurs éparses) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Royal Commission on the Aborigines

      John Ferres, Government Printer, Melbourne 1877 - Foolscap folio, 129 pp.; fine in half red morocco, gilt title on spine. The 1877 Royal Commission. Probably the most important mid-Victorian official report on the Aborigines of Australia. The report, published in 1877, took evidence from 24 witnesses, notably including four Aborigines. The Commissioners were William Stawell, Frederick Godfrey, Ewen Cameron, George William Rusden, Alfred William Howitt, and John Gavan Duffy. Included is comment on the main stations (including Coranderrk), as well as the transcript of interviews with witnesses including E.M. Curr, Reverend Hagenauer, and four workers from Coranderrk including the Schoolmistress Miss Robertson. The four Aborigines interviewed were: J. Edgar, A. Campbell, M. Simpson, and T. Farmer. A long appendix prints answers to a circular that was distributed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      München, 13. V. 1877.. 2½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Kl.-8vo.. "Verehrter Herr! Wären Sie wie ich 60 Jahre alt geworden, so würden Sie nicht verlangen Mohren weiß zu waschen. Als Edstein mich wiederholt um einen Beitrag bat, da dachte ich der Pflicht nachzukommen und ein ernstes Mahnwort an die leicht-fertige Jugend zu sprechen. Es ist geschehen. Hätte es keinen Erfolg gehabt, so würde mich Goethes Spruch getröstet haben: Der Stein im Sumpf macht keine Ringe. Allein die Wellenschläge des Anstoßes, den ich gab, bewegten sich fast in jede Kammer der Dichterhalle und thun's heute noch. Damit bin ich zufrieden. Wer [...] sich verthieren will, dem kann ich keinen Zwang anthun; wer nicht hören will mag fühlen. Dabei freut mich unter den Grüßen und Glückwünschen, die mir mein alter Freund Arnold Ruge aus England sandte, besonders Ihr jugendlicher Feuereifer für die Sache. Nur glaubte ich daß die Verse über die Münchner Nachtigall in der 'J. J.' nicht verstanden werden; man wird nicht wissen worauf sie sich beziehen. Was Sie mir über den Pessimismus u. Materialismus schreiben, das sollten Sie öffentlich sagen. Das erste ist die Strafe des zweiten [...]". - Carriere habilitierte sich 1842 in Gießen und hielt dort populäre Vorlesungen zu philosophischen und literarischen Themen. Nachdem er sein vielbeachtetes Werk Die philosophische Weltanschauung der Reformationszeit in ihren Beziehungen zur Gegenwart' (1847) veröffentlicht hatte, erhielt er den Titel eines a.o.Professors. 1853 folgte er seinem Schwiegervater Justus von Liebig nach München, wo er zunächst Honorarprofessor an der Universität, dann Professor für Kunstgeschichte an der Kunstakademie und endlich 1887 Universitätsprofessor der Ästhetik wurde. Seit 1889 war er Mitglied der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.

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         Pictures of Life and Character in New York

      1877. [NEW YORK]. AVERELL, G.W. (lithographer). Pictures of Life and Character in New York. [20] ff., each with full-page lithograph on recto and advertisement on verso. 4to., 303 x 260 mm, bound in original publisher's brick-red cloth, embossed and gilt (somewhat worn), preserved in a black cloth case. New York: Averell, N.D. (advertisements dated 1877). |~||~||~||~||~| Probable First Edition. The New York Historical Society copy bears an advertisement on the rear paste-down for "Cash assets, Jan. 1, 1878" -- the present copy, unsophisticated in the original binding, never had advertisements on the paste-downs; and yet internally there are two different advertisements dated May 1877 -- thus preceding all recorded copies by six months. This is a charming and rare depiction of New York social life and customs in the late nineteenth century. The plates cover a wide range of subjects, including Fulton Ferry, Castle Garden, Jewish tailors and life on Chatham Street, a boarding house on Seventh Avenue, an opium den in Chinatown, horse racing, a walk in Central Park, unsavory characters, beggars, and street vendors throughout the city, and more. The advertisements offer similar documentation of city life during the 1870s, with goods and services such as tobacco, music boxes, optical instruments, suspenders, pianos, carriages, varnishes, hair tonic, printing materials, kid gloves, steam boat voyages, perfumery, champagne, chocolate, billiard tables, relief from sea-sickness, and much more. Traces of damp throughout, first blank torn along gutter margin, but an excellent, unsophisticated copy in original condition.

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         Catalogue Raisonne de L'ouvre. Grave et Lithographie Alphonse Legros

      Paris: Chez J. Baur 1877 - Lwd., mit farb. Rückengolpr. 127 S. mit Frontispiz, 8°, Tirage a 180 Exemplaires, papier verge, numerotes. No. 120. Decken mit leichter Gebrauchsspuren, frontispiz u. Titel haben braune Flecken, innen zuweilen braunfleckig oder leicht abgegriffen, sonst guter Zustand. * Our books are stored in a warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: fr [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Travel Journal of Thomas J. White of Newark, N.J. documenting his trip to, and vacation in Florida in February and March, 1877...

      Octavo. Quarter red calf and papercovered board lightly gilt, with lined paper. Well-rubbed with some erosion to the paper covered boards, but sound and very good. Ownership signatures on front and rear free endpaper ("Carrie Lee White" and "Mrs. T.J. White"), and initials ("T.J.W"). on the last leaf of text.Although two female ownership signatures appear, it seems that this is the journal of a man, almost certainly that of Carrie Lee White's husband, Thomas J. White (whose initials also appear on the last leaf of the text), an English-born hatter living in Newark. Carrie makes an appearance throughout, appended the condescending but affectionate nickname of "Wifey" or sometimes "Wifie" by Thomas, (according to census data, 20 years her senior). In any event, the diarist has utilized the first 62 pages (over 10,000 words of easily readable script) to document the journey, and an additional page at the end of the volume to make brief daily notes of what occurred in the week following the conclusion of the formal and more detailed journal.A lively and very acutely observed account of a journey to the South by train, and of the journalist's impressions of Florida. The first few pages are taken up with their early travel to Atlantic City and to Norfolk by train where they "went round the Russian Fleet, and around three U.S. Monitors - they were well scarred from battle, and had many a dent from 'Rebel' shot." By page three they have arrived at Charleston, where with a permit they are allowed to sail to Ft. Sumter, where White reminisces about the War, and about his friend, Charles Ruffin, the son of Edmund Ruffin, who fired the first shot on the Fort: "...my thoughts went to his son, "Charlie", my dear friend who risked his life for me and would have followed me through all the War, but alas! We were separated by cruel fate and never since have I seen him..."When they resume the journey White gives a forthrightly opinionated and chatty (some might say, "catty") account of their fellow passengers, including "A Young Lady joined us at Weldon... trying to attract some desirable 'companion' but all her efforts seemed in vain, for their were none of the kind she wanted. She managed to attach herself to a party from Charleston, and after starting drew to her side a rather Elderly Gentleman who was perfectly 'absorbed' in her eloquent conversation, and captivated by the bewitching glances from her black eyes. Alas for the poor old man she left us at Yamassee to join some more fortunate lover at Port Royal." Another of his observations: "There was another party which attracted much attention, Dr. Sterling & family of New York. The Dr. was so afraid that his fellow passengers might think he had never 'traveled', that he was continually speaking... about how they did in Rome, and what he saw in Egypt, and how poor they lived in Nassau, and how delightful times Jacksonville... until I was almost convinced he was a 'Drummer' for some Jacksonville hotel..."White does not have a particularly enlightened view of the black passengers he encounters, and does not hesitate to express that view: "Negroes are very fond of anything pertaining to the Military and whenever they can get some Military trappings, no matter how inappropriate, they don them and think it 'Gorgeous'. We met many who looking perfectly ludicrous but they seemed to enjoy it."He follows this with an interesting account of their stopover in Savannah where they explore the city in a barouche guided and driven by "an intelligent contraband", and where he turns his acute observations to describing many elements of the city and its outskirts, as well as the plants and the countryside, including a description of Buenaventura Cemetery: "one of the loveliest places of natural beauty I ever saw. 'Tis a cemetery, but not much used as yet, though the Yellow Fever of last year made many tenants." They visit the Thunderbolt race course, and visit the nearby oyster ground and indulge in a splendid oyster roast, and by page 14 they have arrived at Jacksonville via the steamer "City Point". They are delayed by the tide at the mouth of the St. John River where they behold the wreck of the steamer "Nellie Baker" which was wrecked when trying to cross the sandbar at low tide "...on account of the Capt. being drunk."Descriptions of various Jacksonville locations follow, and after a further train journey, detailed descriptions of Gainesville, White joins several others on long horseback rides to explore the natural and botanical wonders of northern Florida, visiting various attractions, such as Devil's Hill Hopper and James Plantation, looking to view alligators and other wildlife, picking fruit, and gathering specimens of flowers and plants, giving very detailed accounts. In one entry about gathering botanical specimens, he notes "I was so unfortunate to cut my finger badly, severing the artery, nerve, & only stopping at the bone..." and in another instance hiring black boys "Lou and Sam" to climb the trees for magnolia blossoms. On another ride, they "...met a most polite Floridian who fell off his horse from the combined effects of politeness & whiskey." After suffering from various other afflictions such as hives, and feverishness which is alleviate by quinine, he notes that they "Went to a Negro Concert in aid of the Church, & 'twas the richest thing I ever saw. We laughed until we were sore."By page 40 they depart for Ocala, passing through Micanopy to Silver Springs. From there, and perhaps the highlight of the narrative is a voyage on a small steamer down the Ocklawaha where they casually kill twelve alligators with rifles. All of the male passengers have pistols and they shoot at snakes and turtles; and later turn to shooting at ducks and cranes. Failing in that they are resigned to shooting at stumps in order to use up their cartridges. After a fine dinner, with a full moon in evidence, they are treated by the deckhands to a "show of 'Genuine Negro' singing which we enjoyed very much." They arrive at Palatka the next day and go on to St Augustine of which town White gives a thorough description, including a visit to the Old Fort: "It is garrisoned by Indians, who were captured on the Plains & brought here for safe keeping. At first they were unruly, but by degrees they became docile & now are without any guard & are dressed as U.S. Soldiers..." White mentions a couple altercations. He intervenes in one of them between a young gardener and a hotel guest in the city, which renders him prostrate and sends him to rest in bed. Returning by boat to Jacksonville, White goes into greater detail about the city and its attractions, and particularly of the Fernandina Beach where it seems they resided during their stay.A engaging and closely described account of a month-long trip to Florida, interesting and easily readable. ...

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         Le nabab

      Edition on current paper, it was shot in Holland 75 major papers. Bound in half morocco grief chocolate back slightly past five nerves decorated with double coffered gold enriched their centers golden figure Sarcey, dishes marbled paper with a few minor scuffs, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, rubbed cuts , contemporary binding. Precious autograph dedication signed by the author to his friend Sarcey. Charpentier Paris 1877 11x18cm relié

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         L'assommoir

      Original, one of 75 numbered copies on Holland only major paper edition. Bound in full red morocco, spine tooled raised five triple gilded boxes, when golden tail, triple gilt frames on the dishes, and guards contreplats of handmade paper, blankets (small stain on the front cover) and back and irradiated with two small gaps in the foot preserved golden head; lined morocco case the same, flat coated paper bowl, inside gray felt, elegant set signed P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Some light bites without gravity. Beautiful specimen of a well established masterpieces of the author. Charpentier Paris 1877 12x19,5cm relié

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         Histoire d'Angleterre, racontée à mes petits enfants

      Original illustrated edition of 199 in-and out texts on wood. Cardboard editor luxury. Half red shagreen decorated with a rose, a lion, thistle and a harp. Great special plate Souze on flat; richly decorated with the arms of the countries forming the United Kingdom; background of red roses; frames, etc.. Beautiful copy in perfect freshness. Slight rubbing two corners. Few scattered spots, mainly in the margins. Hachette Paris 1877relié

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         Cartas á la dona. Noticias exactas detalladas de la Exposició universal de Filadelfia en 1876 y d'un viatxe pels Estats-Units

      Nova-York [New-York]: Estampa de John Smith 4to. 285 pp., illus.. 1877 The first book printed in Catalan in the United States" (according to the title-page) => but really printed in Barcelona. Arus (1845?-91), a Catalan playwright and writer for newspapers and other periodical publications, acted here on a request from Arturo Cuyas, the compiler of a highly successful 1876 Spanish-English dictionary that is still in print and the editor of the first Catalan magazine in the United States, La Llumanera (1874?-81), a weekly that dealt with everything except politics. Cuyas wanted Arus to supply a "chronicle" of the Philadelphia International Exposition for publication in his magazine, and had J. Garriga, a representative of La Llumanera, send him writings and documents, content and detail, that Arus, who himself never visited the Exhibition, then transformed into a series of 13 "letters" in verse form addressed to Cuyas and signed "Pau Pi y Pla." From their basis in simple "noticias" of the United States, of Philadelphia in particular, and most especially of the wonders of the Centennial Exhibition, the letters => flower into a social and literary study of customs, satirically comparing the those of United States with those of Catalonia. Following several introductory sections, each page of text of the letters is printed within one of a number of => illustrated wood-engraved borders, and each carta is illustrated with one or more comic cut(s), roughly one-third-page in height, highlighting points in the text. The title-page statement that "illustrat ab preciosos dibuixos dels primers artistas catalans" is borne out by the list on pp. 9 and 10 of the => some 70 illustrators who supplied the wood-engraved illustrations and borders. The title-page labels this "Tomo I" but the second volume never appeared. Searches of NUC and WorldCat locate => only three U.S. libraries reporting ownership. Late 19th-century quarter red leather with red textured paper sides, round spine with modest gilt tooling and lettering; boards rubbed. Text variably foxed as are the copies with condition statements in the few Spanish library OPACs reporting ownership. From a disparate variety of points of view, a volume => fascinating to contemplate.

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
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         Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("FerdHiller").

      Schlangenbad, 10. August 1877.. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. Mit blindgeprägtem Monogramm.. An den Komponisten u. Freund Franz Lachner (1803-1890) in München: "[ ] Ich wollte, ich könnte meine Tochter nach München begleiten - aber sie soll Dir wenigstens meine besten Grüße ausrichten. Bitte, stelle Sie auch Deiner freundlichen Tochter vor u[nd] empfehl mich ihr bestens. Was du etwa über mich zu erfahren wünschen könntest, wird Dir Lang gern mitheilen - u. vielleicht erfahre ich durch sie auch etwas Näheres von Dir. Hast Du eine neue Composition, die Du bei uns aufführen würdest, wenn wir da recht schön darum bäten - und wie bist Du mit dem Empfohlenen zufrieden? Er hat in löblicher jugendlicher Weise mir etwas von sich hören lassen aber das ist ja gleichgültig - die Frage ist was Du von ihm hältst? [ ]".

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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      Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; a fair reading copy; 1877 first edition ; olive boards embossed gilt titles ; 199 pages + adverts ; spine cover splitting at top edges ; internally very good complete with fold-out map. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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