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         Catalogue des livres de beaux-arts, de littérature et d'histoire la plupart ornés de figures et très-bien conditionnés composant la bibliothèque de feu M. Phélippon

      Adolph Labitte, Paris 1877 - 8vo. 164 pp. 1243 lots, all with prices and buyers' names in manuscript. Contemporary French broad half red morocco over marbled boards (trifle rubbed at extremities), marbled edges and endpapers, original wrappers bound in. Scarce; no copy in the Grolier Club, and indeed combined searches in OCLC Worldcat and CCFR (Catalogue collectif de France) produce just one copy worldwide: BnF. Our copy has prices and buyers' names throughout in a fine calligraphic hand. Characteristic of contemporary taste are high prices realized for "livres a figures" such as Dorat's "Les Baisers" (1770) illustrated by Eisen, the Phelippon copy bound in blue morocco by Bozerian (lot 449) for 905 FF (to Rouquette). Compare this Phelippon's copy of Senault's "Heures nouvelles" (ca. 1680) in contemporary green morocco elaborately gilt "aux dentelles" (lot 20) which sold for 73 FF (to Labitte). Another comparable: a 1514 Basle Bible in contemporary calf over wooden boards (lot 1) for just 7.50 FF (to Ritti) which is a fraction of the price paid for Dorat's "Les Baisers." A complete set of Bernard Picart's "Ceremonies et coutumes" (7 vols., 1741) in contemporary mottled calf (lot 54) sold for 106 FF. Gustav Brunet discusses the Phelippon sale in his "Livres payés en vente publique 1,000 fr. et au dessus depuis 1866" (Paris, 1877), reference to the Phelippon copy of "Les Baisers" and also the Oudry Fables de La Fontaine (1755-59, 4 vols.) printed on Papier de Hollande (lot 553) which realized 1,100 FF (to Morgand). Whereas the Phelippon sale occurred immediately prior to the bespoke Brunet publication, additional biographical information about this enigmatic collector has not been forthcoming, thus inviting further research. The name of Adolph Labitte, one of the two Commisseur-Priseurs, and publisher of the catalogue, appears as a buyer on almost every page. Blogie col. 144, lists the copy at the Bibliotheque royale Albert I, Brussels. From the library of Georges Heilbrun, with his bookplate. Very good antiquarian condition [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Across Africa.

      London: Daldy, Isbister & Co., 1877 - 2 volumes, octavo (215 × 137 mm). Recent dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Ownership inscription to half-title, some occasional light foxing, an excellent copy. Frontispiece to each, 31 plates and 123 woodcuts in all, one engraved folding map coloured in outline in end-pocket of Volume I. First editions. Cameron (1844-94), a naval officer and traveler, volunteered to lead the Royal Geographic Society expedition to find and assist David Livingstone in the African interior. The expedition suffered from the usual difficulties, including desertion, illness, and conflict with local chiefs, before it arrived in Unyanyembe in August 1873. Here, word reached Cameron of Livingstone's death; the missionary's body was brought in some time later. "This left Cameron in a quandary. His instructions from the Royal Geographical Society made it clear that he should go no further than find Livingstone and put himself at his disposal. Moreover, he had been warned that money was short" (Ewans, European Atrocity, African Catastrophe, p.34). Under the pretext of collecting some of Livingstone's belongings, Cameron set out for Ujiji and Lake Tanganyika, where he decided to continue Livingstone's exploration of the southern part of the lake. This decision lead to Cameron following the Lukuga River onwards east to the Lualaba and from thence onwards. In November 1875, after more than two years' travel in Central Africa, Cameron arrived in Benguela, thus becoming the first European to transverse the African continent from east to west. Published two years later, Across Africa, the account of his travels, "contained valuable suggestions for the opening up of the continent, including the utilization of the great lakes as a Cape-to-Cairo connection" (Howgego). Embacher, p. 68; Howgego IV C5.

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         Tiyo Soga: A Page of South African Mission Work

      Edinburgh, London, Glasgow, Grahamstown, Cape Colony: Andrew Eliot, Hodder & Stoughton, David Bryce & Son, James Kay. 1877. First. First edition. Thick octavo. 488pp. Albumen photographic frontispiece portrait of Tiyo Soga. Brown cloth decorated in black and stamped in gilt. Attractive and small contemporary gift inscription on the half-title, binding a little cocked, modest wear on the boards, slight foxing on first few pages, but overall a nice, very good or better copy. Biography of Tiyo Soga, who died in 1871, and was the first black South African to be ordained. He studied in Scotland and later worked translating the Bible and John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress into Khosa. Uncommon. .

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         L'art d'être grand-père

      Calmann Lévy 1877 - - Calmann Lévy, Paris 1877, 15,5x23,5cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des 40 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers avec 20 Chine et 8 Japon. Reliure en plein maroquin rouge, dos à cinq nerfs orné d'un fer à trois croissants entrelacés estampé à l'or répété sur chaque entrenerfs, lieu et date en queue, le même fer aux croissants estampé à l'or aux quatre angles des plats, importante dentelle aux petits fers en encadrement des contreplats, contreplats et gardes de papier à la cuve, double filet doré sur les coupes, roulette dorée sur les coiffes, toutes tranches dorées, reliure spécialement établie par Chambolle-Duru pour le grand bibliophile H. Bordes. Provenance: des bibliothèques H. Bordes puis Antoine Bordes avec leurs ex-libris. Exceptionnel exemplaire remarquablement établi par Chambolle-Duru [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 40 numbered copies on Holland paper, only 20 papers with great China and Japan 8. Bound in full red leather, back with five nerves decorated with a three intertwined crescents iron embossed gold repeated on each entrenerfs, place and date tail, the same iron to growing stamped gold at the four corners of the boards , large lace with small irons in coaching contreplats, contreplats and guards made paper, double net gilded on the cuts, golden roulette on headdresses, all edges gilt, binding specifically established by Chambolle-Duru for the bibliophile H. Bordes. Provenance: libraries and Antoine H. Bordes Bordes with their bookplates. Exceptional copy remarkably established by Chambolle-Duru [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Dos a Uno, Meten La Paja en el Culo] or [Disparate Conocido]. If two to one, stuff your arse with straw. Well-known folly.

      Paris printed by Francois Lienard 240 x 350mm. Very good clean impression. HARRIS. 266.III - Etching and aquatint, from L'Art, on laid paper, This is one of the additional plates for 'The Proverbios' series. This edition impression was published in 1877 in volume 2 of L'Art with the title Que Guerero (Quel Guerrier). The man running in mock terror from the scarecrow figures slaps his backside to entertain the crowd.

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         L'art d'être grand-père

      First edition, one of 40 numbered copies on Holland paper, only 20 papers with great China and Japan 8.Bound in full red leather, back with five nerves decorated with a three intertwined crescents iron embossed gold repeated on each entrenerfs, place and date tail, the same iron to growing stamped gold at the four corners of the boards , large lace with small irons in coaching contreplats, contreplats and guards made paper, double net gilded on the cuts, golden roulette on headdresses, all edges gilt, binding specifically established by Chambolle-Duru for the bibliophile H. Bordes.Provenance: libraries and Antoine H. Bordes Bordes with their bookplates.Exceptional copy remarkably established by Chambolle-Duru Calmann Lévy Paris 1877 15,5x23,5cm relié

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         Yochi Shiryaku

      1877. UCHIDA, Masao. Yochi Shiryaku [Outlines of World Geography or Short Description of the World]. 216 pp. Printed on double-leaves of rice paper. Illustrated with 37 wood-engravings or lithographs plus 4 maps of the Americas, United States and Mexico (2 folding). 4to., 253 x 167 mm, bound Japanese style in original dark blue paper wrappers, paper title-label on cover. Laid into black cloth box. [Tokyo, Japan]: Uchida Masayoshi zoban, Meiji 10, 1877. |~||~||~||~| First Edition (?) of this fascinating Japanese geo-encyclopedia of the United States and Mexico. This volume represents the North America section of a 13-volume Japanese series covering the entire world. Of particular interest here are the many illustrations, primarily woodcuts (there are two beautiful lithographs as well), depicting such typically American subjects as big trees in California, steamboats on the Mississippi, Native Americans in the Southwest, gold mining in California, a buffalo hunt, railroads, Niagara Falls, scenes in New York City, Washington (view of the Capitol before the addition of the dome, Congress in session and the White House, views of Boston, St. Louis, Philadelphia, and other American cities. Natural history illustrations include an American bald eagle, a cotton plant and a black bear. Uchida Masao (1838-1876), a graduate of the Nagasaki naval school and one of the earliest Japanese travelers in America. Uchida was dispatched to Europe by the Tokugawa shogunate, where learned Western culture and technology in Holland for five years beginning in 1862. Uchida was part of a Bakufu "student" group that visited America on his way back from Europe. He then returned to Japan with oil paintings, photographic albums, and hundreds of pictorial natural history images. Based upon the sources he collected on his travels, "Uchida began to compile the Yochi Shiryaku in 1870, a thirteen-volume of encyclopedia of world geography. Its success was primarily due to the huge number of illustrations that Uchida called "shashin (photography)," the images copied from the Western photographic albums and traveling magazines." (Paper delivered to the "Association of Asian Studies," Chicago, March 26-29, 2009). The Mexican views include the Cathedral in Mexico City, views of other Mexican towns such as Guanajuato, view of the volcano Popocatepetl, a pair of Mexican women in traditional dress, and a Mexican farmer harvesting maguey juice. Holdings of the complete 13 volume series are held by Harvard, University of Michigan and UC Berkeley, but individual volumes are more commonly found since the work was issued over a period of years. Very minor wear to wrappers, one binding thread broken, cover label with small chip to one corner, occasional worm tracing, very minor, and not affecting text. Beasley, W.G. Japan Encounters the Barbarian (1995), p. 121 and passim.

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         Black Beauty: his grooms and companions. The autobiography of a horse. Translated from the original equine.

      London: Jarrold and Sons, [1877] - Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front board lettered and decorated in black and gilt, rear board blocked in blind, brown endpapers (Carter's B binding), edges trimmed. Skilful restoration to cloth at foot of spine and to inner hinges, an excellent copy. Frontispiece, 8pp. undated publisher's adverts at end. First edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author's mother Mary on the front endpaper, "The Revd J Drake, from his sincere friend, Mary Sewell"; in one of two primary bindings (Carter B). This Victorian classic was the only book of its bedridden author, who died shortly after its publication, much too soon to appreciate its slowly accumulated worldwide success. Presentation or inscribed copies are understandably rare and the majority are not inscribed by the author herself, but by her mother. Anna's mother Mary was a Quaker (though she experienced a spiritual crisis in her late thirties that resulted in her leaving the Quakers and being baptized) and a children's writer in her own right. Anna and her mother were extremely close and mother helped daughter substantially during the composition of the novel. In 1938 Carter distinguished three states of the binding: A with the same blocking as this, but all in gilt; B, as here, with the horse's head, titling, and the rustic portions of the decoration in black (Carter mistakenly describes the titling as gilt, which invariably leads to the B binding being described as a variant), the other parts being gilt; and C, blocked in black and gilt, with a much smaller horse's head gilt in a medallion, facing left, the same design as used for the later editions. Carter A and B are primary, and the earliest dated inscribed copies are Christmas 1877. Publication date was 24 November 1877. Carter, More Binding Variants, pp. 37–38; Quayle, pp. 96–97.

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         A History of the Fishes of the British Islands

      London: George Bell 1877 - Four volumes. 252 coloured plates. 8vo (10 1/4 x 7 inches). Original blue cloth blocked in blind and pictorially in gilt. Some foxing to volume 1, lacking one headband, other headbands worn, one split. Upper inner hinge of one volume pulled but holding. The boards generally bright. Apart from a few lightly foxed plates in volume 1 all the others are clean and with vibrant colour. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Emma: a Novel.

      London: George Routledge and Sons, [1877] - Octavo (162 × 100 mm). Contemporary pale brown half sheepskin, gilt tooled on the raised bands, blind centre tooled spine, brown cloth sides, marbled edges. Ownership inscription on front free endpaper: "Miss Cassels, Wheatlandside, Lanark [Scotland], 1877"; a very nice copy. A decidedly scarce mid-Victorian edition: Copac appears to locate only two copies (Exeter, Cambridge); as the edition is undated it is difficult to trace accurately the number of copies in OCLC but it would appear to be no more than a handful. The only copy that Gilson had seen was in Boston Public Library, and he comments that the edition was "presumably" issued in Routledge's Ruby Series. Emma was first published in 1816. Gilson E47; Keynes 130.

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         Letter from the Secretary of War, Transmitting, in answer to a Senate resolution of March 2, 1877, a copy of the final report of the operations of the troops in the Modoc country, by General Alvan Gillem. March 10, 1877

      n.p., [Washington, D.C.] 1877 - Howes G175. Graff 1551. Special Session, March 5, 1877. Senate. Ex. Doc. No. 1. "Earliest Account of this disastrous campaign," Howes. Gillem was Commander of the Modoc Expedition during which unarmed Peace Commissioners sent by Ulysses Grant were murdered by the Modoc leader Captain Jack and his band. Gillem offers both a detailed report on the Campaign as well as a defense of his actions at the Lava Beds tragedy for which he was criticized. Both this, the official government report, and that printed earlier in 1874 at Benicia Barracks, are quite uncommon. OCLC shows only five copies of the 1874 report and five copies of this version: Yale, Univ. Arizona, Univ. Cal, Huntington, and Univ. Alberta. A very good copy with several chips and tears. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         The Rise and Fall of the Mustache and Other "Hawk-Eyetems"

      A. Roman and Company, San Francisco 1877 - First edition, San Francisco issue. Illustrated by R.W. Wallis. 328pp. Decorated brown cloth stamped in black and gilt. Penciled ownership signature dated in 1877 (see below for possible significance), slight tears in the cloth at the spine ends, and a little light rubbing, else a nice, tight, near fine copy. Author's first book. *BAL* 1954 notes this San Francisco variant, but specifies the date of 1878 on the title page, *Wright III* 790 conforms to *BAL*. *OCLC* seems to locate no copies with this 1877 San Francisco imprint. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Michael Strogoff, the Courier of the Czar.

      Scribner, Armstrong & Company, New York 1877 - xi, 377pp + 6pp of publisher's advertisement. Original brown decorated cloth stamped in black and gold on the front panel and the spine panel. With ninety full-page illustrations. Revised by Julius Chambers. Translated by W. H. G. Kingston. Lower front corner tip worn, mild wear to extremities. Name on the half-title page, short closed tear to one of the leaves. A bright, near fine copy. Taves and Michaluk V015.; Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Della navigazione e del commercio alle Indie Orientali. Relazione di viaggio dell'Avv. Giuseppe Solimbergo a S. E. il ministro del Commercio

      Tipografia Eredi Botta, Roma 1877 - In 8, pp. 248. Intonso. Br. ed. con piccole manc. Edizione originale non comune di questa relazione di viaggio a Ceylon, Singapore, Giava. Solimbergo, nato nel 1846, dopo essersi laureato giovanissimo in legge a Padova, inizia la pratica forense in un prestigioso studio di Firenze. Nel 1875 Giuseppe Solimbergo viene invitato dal Ministero degli Esteri a parteciparea questaÂmissione in Indocina (quando ancora quella regione si chiamava Cocincina, e la Thailandia era ancora il favoloso Siam) ed in Malesia (che ancora si chiamava Penisola Malacca).La nave che porto' quella spedizione laggiu', spingendosi fino all?isola di Sumatra, faceva parte della flotta Rubattino e Giuseppe Solimbergo fu l??istoriografo? di quella spedizione ITA

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         The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species

      John Murray, London 1877 - Spine rebacked. Binding tight. Original endpapers reinforced along the gutters. Foxing to first and last few leaves. Rather than describe the condition in minute detail here, please ask for a full set of photos and catalogue. We are selling an entire first and early edition collection of Darwin and other Victorian naturalist. in many cases we have several copies of the same Darwin titles in similar condtion, including presentation copies. Please ask for a complete catalogue. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Lecons Sur Les Maladies Du Systeme Nerveux Faites A La Salpetriere

      V. Adrien Delahaye, Paris 1877 - 2 Volumes, Rebound In Half Leather With Marbled Boards, New Endpapers. Original Card Covers Of Volume One, Rear Only Of Volume Two Bound In, 443Pp & 496Pp. Foxing, Edges Browned, Brittle. From The Library Of Jeffrey Masson [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         SHIPMASTER'S ARCHIVE, COMPRISING HIS SCHOONER LEDGER, BRIEF DIARY, AND SOME 100 OTHER PRINTED AND HANDWRITTEN ITEMS THAT BELONGED TO BURGESS

      1877. Original manuscripts. Leather-backed boards. Very Good. LEDGER, worn leather and marbled boards, 13" x 8", containing 153 pages of handwritten entries in ink on blue paper, dating from 1861 to 1867. Most of the book is made up of ledgers of expenses for three different schooners owned by Burgess: "Elizabeth B"; "Typhoon"; and "Aurelia P. Howe". DIARY, 3-1/2 closely written pages of the ledger in which Capt. Burgess describes not only a thrilling hurricane, but also the attempted seizure of his vessel in early 1861 by the Confederacy, and his subsequent escape. (Accompanied by a 9-page modern transcription of the diary portion, written in pencil by an earlier owner of this book.) ARCHIVE documenting the construction and early voyages of the Bark "John Sheppard"--Freeman Burgess, Owner and Master, 1874-1879. (Archive housed in a 3-ring binder of archival document sleeves.). The first page of the ledger contains a list of the "gross stock" costs for 15 voyages of the "Elizabeth B." to destinations in 1863--New York, Boston, Gloucester, New Bedford, Providence and Bangor. This vessel next appears on page 10 with a list of "charges" for "kerosine and fluid", lamp, "hired help", stamps on the bill of lading, etc. Pages 16-17 list provisions and their costs: cod fish, butter and lard, etc., and Freeman E. Burgess, as well as Lovell Burgess (one of them appearing as "Ensign Burgess") are listed as being charged $10 for passage to NY. Pages 18-19 list "Port Charges", 1865, and include a list of people's names and what they were paid, including both Burgesses. More "wages and provisions prices are on pp. 20-21, then 28-29, dated 1863, contain figures for various bills for caulking, painting, lumber and nails, customs house, sail work, etc., while p. 30 lists "Port Charges", a long list: wharfage, pilotage, stamps, kerosene, harbour master, etc. The Provisions and Wages Paid list on p. 32 includes "Ensign Burgess", who is again listed on p. 34 (1863) along with his "share of the voyage". Later pages contain more of the same, including charges for 1864-65 voyages, with the final appearance of this schooner on p. 164, which notes that Freeman E. Burgess, Capt. of the Schooner Elizabeth B., received $3.50 "in full for 8 days service on Bord...Providence to New York" since he is paid $13/month. ~~ The second vessel named is the "Typhoon", carrying freight to Brashear (City), Louisiana (renamed Morgan City in 1876), and the entries include expenses at Brashear (wages paid to seamen, as well as several names including Burgess's). The next voyage mentioned is to Havana (pp 4-5), and expenses include an interpreter, translation of the manifest, "American Consul bill", ship chandler's bill, etc. She next (p. 6) goes to Frontera (Mexico), where expenses include "certificate of death and desertion of Cook and One". On p. 60, the "Manifest of Cargo On Board" lists Freeman E. Burgess as Master, and she is bound from Brashear City to Boston. ~~ It is as Captain of the Typhoon that Captain Burgess has his adventure with the Confederates in 1861, an episode he describes in detail in his 3 ½-page journal, written in the middle of the volume. The voyage starts on February 9, 1861, when the Typhoon sails out of Boston, headed for Brashear City, Louisiana. There is immediately a dramatic storm: "Gave all the chain we had and stood by the anchors all night until myself and mate were froze so bad it was impossible to stand it any longer...our water caske froze and burst and we were so covered with ice we could do nothing...." After they "laid three days" they set sail again and arrive in Brashear twenty days later. He walks around town as unloading begins, then returns and hears a steamer whistle. "I was most surprised when I saw the people that was on her on the top of her Paddle Boxes...25 men, some with a bottle and some with...whiskey giving 3 cheers for the Southern Confederacy. They came alongside and came on board, told me they should take charge of the schooner and cargo and had no authority but what they took upon themselves." The revelers finally leave "drunker than ever." ~~ Burgess goes to town next day and sees the cutters crew hauling the Schooner Mary on to the wharf: "I began to think they were in earnest and after reaching town I learned that orders had just come from Montgomery to stop all vessels loaded with Live Oak and Naval Stores." He is told that they will "put an officer aboard" his vessel if he doesn't give his word not to sail off. He replies that he has enough officers on board already and is told that they've written Montgomery about his giving the Live Oak, etc. Burgess waits 14 days, then receives orders that he could "discharge my Live Oak". After two days of unloading, contradictory orders come, saying he is not to unload and that schooner and cargo will be taken to New Orleans. He has no money or provisions, so "discharged all my crew except my mate and got just money enuf to get them out of the place...." He takes the "chronometer and all the valuable things out of the vessel" and next sees "Capt. Hampson and crew getting into the Cars to go home, likewise my own [crew]..." He registers a protest and notes that "myself and mate were the only Northerners" there. He goes to see "Mr. McMullin, chief collector" and tells him he'd like to see any official "authority for stopping the vessel." He is told that orders came the day before "that all American vessels would have 30 days to get [to] their respective homes..." The Collector sent a letter saying to "retain the Live Oak but give the vessel a clearance within 30 days" and adds that Burgess should let him know if anyone "bothered or molested" him. &c., &c. ~~ The third schooner in the ledger is the Aurelia P. Howe, and thirty pages are devoted to wages and provision, bills paid, settlement of voyages, gross stock lists, port charges, etc. Virtually all are from 1867. In addition to Burgess, another captain mentioned in connection with the vessel is Lewis B. Doane, whose name appears when Capt. Burgess pays him $100 in January, 1868; in a settlement of Jan-Sept. 1867; in accounts dated July-Sept, 1866; as receiving cash for 1/128 of Schooner A.P. Howe; as receiving credit on his wages, etc. Burgess's name is included in a list of owners (pp 152-3) and is mentioned also in lists of the schooner's earnings for various periods. The Aurelia P. Howe's destinations include Savannah (1866 or '67), Tampico, Chiltepec, Boston to Harwich, Philadelphia to Boston, Mobile, Galveston, Charleston, NY, etc. ~~ A fourth schooner, the Edward Kidder, is mentioned on pp 98-99, 101 and 103, with the usual listings for expenses (Newport to Savannah), port charges, wages, etc. No mention of Burgess. ~~ The archive accompanying this ledger is a collection of about 100 items, including the contract for building the bark "John Sheppard" between Freeman Burgess of Harwich, and George Currier, master ship builder of Newburyport, and all manner of carpenters, purveyors, chandlers, surveyors, customs people, merchants, consignors and port officials. Her maiden voyage saw her sail to South America (several receipts from the Panama Railroad Company) to Mexico, to Queenstown, Ireland, to Liverpool, and back to Boston. This is a rich assortment of 19th century billheads, invoices accounts, and other printed material creating the biography of an American merchant sailing ship, and now housed in archival sleeves and a binder.

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         Satsu-shu Kagoshima Senki (Record of the Battle of Kagoshima in Satsu-shu)

      Funatsu Chujiro, 1877, Book Condition: Near Fine, First Edition, Signed by Illustrator, Illustrated By: YoshitoshiSize: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall, Artist: Taiso (great resurrection) Yoshitoshi. Title: Satsu-shu [Sasshu] Kagoshima Senki (Record of the Battle of Kagoshima in Satsu-shu) From the Satsuma Rebellion. Publ.: Funatsu Chujiro. Date: Meiji 10 (1877). The print is contemporaneous with the battle memorialized. Size: (HxW) 13.75" x 9.5" (each of 3 pieces) of triptych. Oban tate-e. Signature: oju Taiso Yoshitoshi. Condition: Near Fine impression and state. No creasing observed. Immensely clean, front and back. Sharp, unbroken key block lines and with well-registered colors. Vibrant aniline dye colors, slight color transfer. Very good color choices, with black, olive, purple, red and mustard yellow dominating. Deft bokashi evident in the purple and elsewhere. Note that upright sword of central character on middle triptych almost certainly used gin (tin) or akegane (copper) to imitate silver, probably using starch-printing (nori-zuri) technique, and the metal-color has moderately transferred or off-set to part of the center of the left-hand triptych, but is scarcely noticeable except across a white sleeve. Fully trimmed; no outer margins. Comments: Right-side triptych includes addresses of artist and publisher, as required by law. Original price printed as 7 sen. The portrait of Saigo (general) Takamori [?] drawn byTsukioka Yonejiro. The Battle of Kagoshima in Satsu-shu is more commonly know as the Battle of Tabaruzaka. On March 4, 1877, Imperial Army General Yamagata ordered a frontal assault from Tabaruzaka, guarding the approaches to Kumamoto, which developed into an eight-day long battle. This ukiyo-e print states: "Very brave disenfranchised samurai got together and decided upon a military order for sending their soldiers to fight around a very important road going into Kumamoto." The samurai, in addition to swords, were armed with Enfield and Model 1857 Six Line (Russian) muzzle loading rifles and could fire approximately one round per minute.

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         Reise in Nordost-Afrika. Schilderungen aus dem Gebiete des Beni Amer und Habab nebst zoologischen Skizzen und einem Fhrer fr Jagdreisende. 2 B„nde in 1.

      Braunschweig Westermann ; 1877 - EA; ca 24x17 cm; (16) 285 (1), (8) 304 Seiten mit 10 Holzstichtafeln, 3 kolorierte lith. Tafeln und 1 mehrfach gef. Karte; Originalhalbleinwandeinband mit Rckentitel (Rcken etwas sp„ter erneuert mit aufgezogenem Originalrcken, Einband leicht berieben, Vorsatz mit einigen Zahlen beschrieben, Stempel auf Titelrckseite, der erste Band teils gering stockfleckig; insgesamt gutes Exemplar) Heuglins letzte Expeditionsreise, selten! "Man verdankt [dem Buch] genauere Angaben ber den oberen Atbara und seine Zuflsse sowie Nachrichten ber die Schimfa und den Dinder" (Henze). 0,000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Thousand Miles Up The Nile [FIRST EDITION DATED 1877]

      Longmans, Green, & Co, London 1877 - Amelia Edwards 1831 - 15 April 1892, English novelist, journalist, traveller and Egyptologist. In 1877, Edwards proceeded to write a vivid description of her Nile voyage, under the title of A Thousand Miles up the Nile. Enhanced with her own hand-drawn illustrations, the travelogue became an immediate best-seller. Chapter Headings: I. Cairo and the Great Pyramid II. Cairo and the Mecca Pilgrimage III. Cairo to Bedreshayn IV. Sakkarah and Memphis V. Bedreshayn to Minieh VI. Minieh to Siout VII. Siout to Denderah VIII. Thebes and Karnak IX. Thebes to Assouan X. Assouan and Elephantine XI. The Cataract and the Desert XII. Philae XIII. Philae to Korosko XIV. Korosko to Aboo Simbel XV. Rameses the Great XVI. Aboo Simbel XVII. The Second Cataract XVIII. Discoveries at Aboo Simbel XIX. Back Through Nubia XX. Silsilis and Edfoo XXI. Thebes XXII. Abydus and Cairo. Appendix. Book - in Good original black and gilt decorated cloth covered boards with gilt and red lettering & all edges gilt - some darkening to the boards with some slight bumping and wearing to the extreme corners and rubbing and wearing to the extreme edges, gilt lettered, cloth covered spine is not original. Contents, new but sympathetic coloured endpapers, some browning to the introductory and title pages, also SEE SCANS inexplicably to pages 506/7 and to the plate in between, otherwise only the expected very occasional slight spotting/browning mar what is a clean, bright and tightly bound first edition copy of this remarkable record of a Victorian Lady's journey up the River Nile. Size: 10.5 inches tall by 7.5 inches. xxv, 721 pages. Iillustrated frontispiece & 16 full page wood engraved plates, 62 vignettes & 2 colored folding maps.Wood engravings by G. Pearson after drawings by the author. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Travel & Places; Biography & Autobiography. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 8799. THIS BOOK IS HEAVIER THAN THE AVERAGE UPON WHICH CHARGES ARE BASED AND SO WILL INCUR AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR SHIPPING TO ADDRESSES OUTSIDE THE U.K. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         TURKISTAN: Notes of a Journey in Russian Turkistan, Kohokand, Bukhara, and Kuldja.

      A FABULOUS PRIMARY SOURCE ON CENTRAL THE ASIAN AREA New York 1877, - Scribner. Brown cloth, gold & black stamping,two vols., 411+463p., 21 b.w. photos, 18 illus., 2 colorfolding maps, very good, minor wear to head & tail of spine,one other map. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION S C A R C E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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         Spinal Disease and Spinal Curvature, their treatment by suspension and the use of the plaster of Paris bandage

      Smith, Elder & Co, 1877. Hardcover. Fair/No Dustjacket. 1877. 121 pages. No dust jacket. Burgundy cloth boards. The front hinge is cracked with the binding netting exposed, pages are lightly tanned with foxing throughout. Some of the plates have come detached but are present, with the text block loosely bound towards the back of the text block, but all pages attached. Few fingerprint marks to back of plates and page edges with light creasing or chipping to the edges of some of the plates, but most are intact. Moderately stained and blemished boards with rubbing, scuffing and surface wear. Moderate edge rubbing, scuffing and wear with light corner bumping.

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         Lettre autographe signée

      - VAN DONGEN Kees (1877-1968), peintre néerlandais. L.A.S. Garches, 29 octobre 1932. 1 p. in-4, avec notes typographiques au crayon rouge. En réponse à une enquête sur la société bourgeoise (dont il fut le portraitiste dans l'entre-deux-guerres). Se disant « peu qualifié pour parler politique » et détenteur de « moins de pouvoir qu'un sergent de ville », il répond néanmoins aux quatre interrogations d'un questionnaire. Le ton est dur autant que désabusé. « Pourquoi tout de suite les grands mots, pourquoi parler de « faillite » de la société bourgeoise, quand il s'agit tout simplement de mort (.) Et pourquoi parler de responsabilité, la pauvre vieille a fait ce qu'elle a pu, beaucoup de mal aussi, mais elle est certainement trop vieille et trop faible pour remédier à ses maux (.) Il est donc inutile de changer la conception que la société bourgeoise se fait de la liberté individuelle, et puis elle en veut peut-être pas, la vieille garce, qu¿on la change. »

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         Broadside: Western Wilds and the men who redeem them. An Authentic Narrative

      Jones Brothers, Philadelphia 1877 - With text in center and 14 wood engravings surrounding it. 29 3/4 x 21 3/4 inches. An advertisement for Beadle's upcoming book. With text in center and 14 wood engravings surrounding it. 29 3/4 x 21 3/4 inches

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         Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      An Bord der "Nixe", Palma de Mallorca, 30. III. 1877.. 2 ½ SS. 8vo. auf Doppelblatt.. An den Diplomaten und Forschungsreisenden Karl von Scherzer (1821-1903): "Herzlichen Dank für Ihre Sendung Ihres Werkes über Nordamerika welche ich vor ein paar Tagen erhielt. Ich werde die Bändchen mit doppeltem Interesse lesen einerseits als das Resultat eines scharfsinnigen Beobachtens über eine theilweise mir bekannte Gegend, andererseits als ein Werk des theueren unvergesslichen Bekannten [ ]". - Der umtriebige Sohn des vertriebenen Großherzogs Leopold II. von Toskana war u. a. Reiseschriftsteller, Ehrenmitglied der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften und Vater einiger illegitimer Kinder. In der Familie Habsburg-Lothringen als der "gelehrte Erzherzog" geltend, "unternahm [er] mit seiner Jacht Expeditionen im Mittelmeer und schrieb darüber viele Bücher. Bei Besuchen am Hof in Wien fiel er durch nachlässige Kleidung und unhöfisches Benehmen auf" (Öst. Lex. I, 729).

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         [Broadside circular:] Testimonial to Thomas Nast [with:] Four related handwritten letters regarding Thomas Nast

      [Ft. Sander, Wyoming Territory: s.n.], 1877. Broadside circular, 8-1/4 x 5-1/4 in, with 4 8vo letters, 4 pp. total. Formerly folded, short edge-tear, mild wear, very good. A broadside circular from the "Cavalry" of Ft. Sanders, Wyoming Territory, addressed to William Conant Church, editor of the Army and Navy Journal, regarding the raising of funds by subscription to present a testimonial to Thomas Nast. Reading, in part, "The Army feel that Mr. Thomas Nast, of Harper's Weekly, has, by his vivid caricatures, in said paper, exhibited to the country how the Army has been and is being treated, and by such action on his part he is entitled to the gratitude of both officers and soldiers ..." A subscription, at 25 cents a share for enlisted Army and Navy men, is to be created; the money collected for "a suitable testimonial" to Nast. William Conant Church's personal copy. Annotated in pen at the conclusion, "One sent to every Post in the Army. Guy V. Henry." According to Albert Bigelow Paine, Henry was one of the "... 'bravest of the brave,' [Henry] then at Fort Sanders trying to get well of injuries received in the campaign agaist Crazy Horse, under General Crook" (p. 372). Included are four autograph letters from 1878 that pertain to the "suitable testimonial" of the broadside - a vase to be created by Tiffany in Nast's honor. One letter is from Tiffany Company to Church discussing the vase. The other three letters are from Nast (but not signed, and not in his hand) to Church describing the former's drawings and ideas for the vase. Not in OCLC. Paine, Thomas Nast: His Period and his Pictures (1904), pp. 372-4 (illustrated)

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         Altorientalische Teppichmuster nach Bildern und Originalen des XV.-XVI. Jahrhunderts.

      Berlin, Wasmuth, (1877). - (54 x 37 cm). 22 (statt 24) S. Mit 30 farbig lithographierten Tafeln. Original-Halbleinwand-Mappe. Erste Ausgabe des frühesten Teppichbuchs überhaupt. - Lessing, Direktor der Sammlung des Deutschen Gewerbe-Museums, ermöglichte als Erster eine wissenschaftliche Erforschung des orientalischen Teppichs durch die Vergleiche der Teppiche mit den Teppichen auf Bildern europäischer Maler. Ihre Arbeiten waren bekannt. "Zeit, Ort und Bedingungen der Entstehung ihrer Bilder waren Gegenstand der Erforschung der historischen Kunstwissenschaft. Die Verwandtschaft der Teppiche in den Museen, Kirchen und Patrizierhäusern mit den Teppichen auf den Bildern der europäischen Meister war seine geniale Entdeckung. Sie in Beziehung zu setzen und daraus Schlüsse für ihre Datierung und Kategorisierung abzuleiten, ist das Verdienst von Julius Lessing. Damit sehe ich seine Pionierleistung als den Ursprung der wissenschaftlichen Orientteppichforschung" (Azadi). - Stellenweise leicht stockfleckig bzw. mit kleinen Einrissen. Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen. Rücken gering beschädigt. Insgesamt gut erhalten. - Enay/Azadi 361. - Selten [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Faust 1. Theil erste Ausgabe

      München, Bruckmann, (1877). 143 Seiten mit 14 Tafeln und zahlreichen Textholzstichen von A. v. Kreling Groß-Folio, Ledereinband mit Metallbeschlägen und -portraits, Goldprägung auf Deckel und Rücken, dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. Einband gering berieben, auf hinterem Deckel mit minimalen Flecken, sehr schön erhaltener, seltener Prachtband

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         HISTOIRE DES CROISADES -2 TOMES

      1877 - Paris, Furne et Jouvet 1877. Deux volumes in-folio(44x32cm). cartonnage pleine percaline rouge de l'éditeur. les plats sont ornés de belles compositions dorées.424+376p. Ouvrages illustrés de 100 grandes compositions d'après Gustave Doré gravées par Bellenger, Doms, Gusman, Jonnard, Pannemaker, pison, Quesnel et ,en vignette,un portrait de Michaud et un autre de Gustave Doré.Mors faibles au niveau des coiffes sinon bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Index Librorum Prohibitorum: Being Notes Bio = Biblio = Icono = Graphical and Critical on Curious and Uncommon Books. = Centuria Librorum Absconditorum = Catena Librorum Tacedorum.

      Privately Printed, London, 1877 - 1885 - LXXVI - 542 pp. - 2 hojas - 2 láminas, aguafuertes originales de J. A. Chauvet y una lámina = LX - 593pp. - 1 hoja - 1 lámina de frontis, aguafuerte original y 10 láminas = y = LVII pp. - 1 h. - 594pp. - 1 hoja - 1 lámina de frontis, aguafuerte original y 3 láminas. Obra completa. Edición única de 250 ejemplares, con cuidada imprenta a dos tintas. Encuadernación de época a media piel. ==Henry Spencer Ashbee (1834 - 1900) Bibliófilo y escritor. Personaje destacado especialmente por haber llegando a poseer una de las más extensas colecciones en sus focos de interés como bibliófilo: Cervantes y literatura erótica. Bajo el seudónimo de "Pisanus Fraxi" escribió tres extensas bibliografías eróticas: Index Librorum Prohibitorum (Índice de libros dignos de ser prohibidos) 1877; Centuria Librorum Asconditorum (Cien libros dignos de ser escondidos), 1879; Catena Librorum Tacendorum (Cadena de libros dignos de ser silenciados), 1885; las tres publicadas en ediciones privadas. También escribió novela erótica bajo los seudónimos de Fraxinus y Apis. Se le atribuye el libro My Secret Life (Mi vida privada) publicado bajo el seudónimo de Walter. Ashbee legó su colección al Museo Británico con la condición que los ejemplares eróticos fuesen aceptados junto con los ejemplares convencionales. Los administradores del museo, interesados por el material relacionado con Cervantes, aceptaron el legado; pero usando un subterfugio destruyeron gran parte del material erótico. Visitó España en varias ocasiones adquiriendo diversas ediciones de libros de Cervantes. Por su condición de hispanista especializado en Cervantes, la Real Academia Española lo nombró en 1896 Miembro Correspondiente. Size: 3 Vols. De 26,5 x 20 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Album of Ten Original Watercolour Views of Saigon and Environs].

      1877 - 1877-1878. Watercolour and ink on paper; six larger sketches, ca. 13x21 cm (5x8 in), and four smaller ones, ca. 10,5x14 cm (4 x 5 ½ in). All captioned and dated in ink in the lower margins of the images, with additional pencil captions or notes on the mounts. Period style maroon gilt tooled half morocco with cloth sides. Watercolours mounted laid paper leaves. Album overall in very good condition. Beautiful sketches taken from life by a skilful amateur artist, a French colonial engineer, while serving in Indochina. The collection includes several interesting views of Saigon showing the La Sainte Enfance School, St. Joseph Seminary ('Seminaire annamite'), the house of the director of the French arsenal, a horse-driven carriage or 'Malabar' et al. The watercolours include some nice portraits of the locals, including a sketch of a Chinese merchant followed by a servant carrying his goods, portraits of Vietnamese women with children, people driving oxen carts, villagers et al. There is also a great view of Dong Nai River near Bien Hoa city (32 km east from Saigon) - a peaceful picture of a river with two people paddling in a boat and several village houses amidst lush tropical greenery on shore. The earliest watercolour in the collection, dated 1877, is a view of Bangkok. One sketch shows local plants - mango tree, bamboo and an Erythrina tree covered with bright red flowers. Chrétien Édouard Caspari was a French hydrographer and astronomer. He graduated from École polytechnique in 1860, and in 1862-1902 he worked as a hydrographer and engineer in France, the Caribbean and French Indochina (the Gulf of Siam, Annam and Tonkin). Caspari was the author of an astronomy textbook for the Service Hydrographique de la Marine, and of numerous scientific papers, some relating to Indochina. He was awarded with the Prix Montijon of the French Academy of Sciences (1878), and in 1905 he became President of the Astronomical Society of France. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         [GROUP OF NINETEEN STEREOCARDS SHOWING SCENES IN DENVER, GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CANYON CITY, PUEBLO, ASPEN, AND OTHER COLORADO SIGHTS]

      Littleton, N.H.: B.W. Kilburn, 1877/90.. Seventeen cards measure 3 1/2 x 7 inches; the final two cards listed measure 4 1/4 x 7 inches. Penultimate card on the list cropped at top upper edge (dimensions listed below), else the group is unblemished. Some of the images are slightly faded. Very good. A fine group of rare stereocards showing scenes in Colorado towns and forests, including several photographs of Denver and Glenwood Springs, early pictures of Pueblo and Aspen, and several views of the Rocky Mountains. They offer interesting views of street scenes and cityscapes of growing Colorado towns, as well as scenic views of the Rocky Mountains. Two are especially noteworthy for showing the interiors of churches, one a Methodist Episcopal church featuring a huge pipe organ, the other the more modest interior of a Catholic church. The cards were produced by the B.W. Kilburn company of Littleton, New Hampshire, a prominent stereocard producer in the later 19th century. Edward and Benjamin West Kilburn began operation in the 1860s as suppliers of views of New Hampshire scenes, especially the White Mountains. Their business expanded, and in the late 1870s they began offering views of natural wonders in the West, including the Colorado Rockies and Yellowstone. Such 19th-century stereocards of scenes in Colorado towns and the Rocky Mountains are quite rare. The web site of the photographic collection at the Denver Public Library lists thirty-six stereocards of Colorado by the Kilburn Company, five of which match the images in the present group. OCLC records only one listing for Colorado stereo views by the Kilburn Company, a group of five views dated 1890, located at the Bancroft Library at the University of California. A comparison with those views, however, shows that they are different than any of the cards in the present group. The final two cards in the group bear copyright dates of 1877 and are early photographs of Pike's Peak and the "Garden of the Gods." Nine of the cards are dated 1890, and the other nine cards, similar in format and numbering pattern, were also likely produced around 1890. Each card is numbered beside the caption, and that number is recorded in parentheses in each listing below. Two of the cards are duplicates (items 1 and 2 below). 1) "Court House, Denver, Col. U.S.A." (5645) A nice view of the massive courthouse in downtown Denver. A man stands in profile in front of the building, and a telegraph pole is also visible. 2) "Court House, Denver, Col. U.S.A." (5645) A duplicate of the previous card. 3) "Interior of the Trinity M.E. Church, Showing the Great Organ, Denver Col." (5650) The church's huge pipe organ is clearly depicted. 4) "Interior of Catholic Chapel, Denver, Col. U.S.A." (5651) 5) "Bird's-eye view of Denver, Col., U.S.A." (5654) A nice view of downtown Denver, showing many multi-story buildings and a few steeples. 6) "Bird's- eye view of Denver, Col., U.S.A." (5655) Another view of downtown Denver, from a different perspective, showing a sizeable church with a steeple and large rose window, as well as many large homes and other buildings. 7) "Denver, from the Tower of the North Denver High School. Col. U.S.A." (5662) Taken from the outskirts of the city, looking toward downtown. 8) "The Boys Day, Glenwood Springs, Col. U.S.A." (5623) Shows a group of boys playing in a large pool, with a huge fountain in the center of it. 9) "D. & R. G. R. R., Tunnel, Glenwood Springs, Col. U.S.A." (5626) A view of a Denver & Rio Grande Railroad tunnel cut into the side of a large mountain. 10) "Our little picnic at Glenwood Springs, Col. U.S.A." (5628) Shows a man and a woman, their son, daughter, and family dog, with mountains in the distance. The young daughter sits on a horse. 11) "Canyon City, from the Cliffs, Col. U.S.A." (5603) Depicts a group of day- trippers on the side of a hill with Canyon City down below. 12) "The Pride of Pueblo from the Bridge, Col. U.S.A." (5599) Shows a bustling main street in downtown Pueblo, with many buildings, people, carriages, and telegraph lines. 13) "Don't be frightened, old Jenny is true Aspen, Col., U.S.A." (5577) Shows two young children sitting on a donkey perched on a perilous hillside. The future resort town of Aspen, quite large even in 1890, is clearly visible in the background. 14) "The Sentinel, Garden of the Gods, Manitou, Col., U.S.A." (5560) An interesting rock formation which appears to be precariously balanced. 15) "Father Abraham and Uncompahgre Canyon, Col., U.S.A." (5517) A mountain scene. 16) "Our Trip to the Mines, Ouray, Col." (5496) Shows two men on horseback. 17) "The storm, Canyon of the Rio De Las Animas, D. & R. G. R. R., U.S.A." (5611) 18) "Manitou and Pike's Peak, Colorado." (9) This card was originally 4 1/4 x 7 inches, but has had its upper edge trimmed off, and the dimensions are now 3 1/4 x 7 inches. Shows the small town of Manitou, nestled in the foothills of Pike's Peak. 19) "The Gateway, Garden of the Gods, Colorado." (6) A nice image showing three men in a carriage drawn by two horses passing through this distinctive rock formation. OCLC 34275783 (ref).

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         Military Papers, Photographs and Ephemera of Henry Zimmerman, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, a.k.a Sgt. John Fagan, Veteran of the Indian Wars and the Philippine Insurrection, dated 1877-1927.

      - 27 pieces, includes 7 military discharge papers, 5 letters (1 manuscript, 4 typed and signed), 3 printed War Department special and general orders sheets, application for estate papers, 4 photographs, and 7 other military related papers. Biography of Henry Zimmerman, a.k.a. Sgt. John Fagan (1851-1927) Henry Zimmerman was born on 8 March 1851 at Elizabeth, New Jersey, the son of William and Louise Zimmerman, German immigrants, who came to America about the year 1845. Henry settled down in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where he worked as a cabinet maker. He and his wife Louise had at least ten children, with Henry being the 4th child. Henry served in the United States Army for about twenty-five years under the assumed name of John Fagan. According to a statement made by Louis Robert Messing (24 June 1999 and included in this collection), the grandson of Henry Zimmerman¿s sister Isabella Zimmerman Messing, Henry used the name ¿John Fagan¿ because when he was in military service a few years a doctor treated his best friend in an improper manner. He [Zimmerman] said to the doctor ¿If my friend dies, I will kill you.¿ For this action he [Zimmerman] was court marshaled and discharged. He reinstated under the alias of ¿John Fagan¿ and used this name until he retired from the military. Papers in this collection prove this use of Fagan by Zimmerman, when in 1913 and 1914, he attempted to correct the record and get his real name of Zimmerman listed on his military records. Discharge papers in this collection show Henry¿s military career under the assumed name of Fagan. Fagan enlisted in the military with Company D, 5th U. S. Cavalry from 11 June 1872 to 11 June 1877, mustering out at Sidney Barracks, Nebraska. He served under Capt. Samuel S. Sumner, who gave him a glowing review calling him ¿Excellent! A faithful sober man and a very clean prompt soldier.¿ A manuscript letter in the collection by Fagan states that he fought against the ¿Apaches¿ during this time as well as the Cheyenne and Sioux: ¿Elizabeth, April 28th, 1919 To the National Tribune Dear Sir, I have the honor to state that I served 25 years on the Plains, 5 years [with] Troop D, 5[th] U.S. Cavalry Regular Army and am now retired after 30 years service. I [participated] in [many] Indian campaigns, 2 years 1872 and 1873 against the Apache Indians of Arizona and the campaign against the Northern Cheyenne and Sioux in 1876 with Troop D. 5[th] U.S. Cav Gen Crook commanding expedition 6 months in the field and [in] 1885 the outbreak of the Cheyennes, Indian Territory with Troop L, 5[th] Cav. Now if I am not entitled to this claim don¿t give it. I have fought Indians for 20 years and am one that is left that helped win the West. Very respectfully your obedient servant, John Fagan, Sergt. U.S.A. Retired 1009 East Grand St. Elizabeth, New Jersey¿ His next tour of duty came with Company L, also of the 5th U. S. Cavalry and lasted from 29 June 1877 to 28 June 1882, when he mustered out at Fort Sidney, Nebraska, only to re-enlist for another five years from 18 July 1882 to 17 July 1887, mustering out at Camp Martin, Indian Territory. During these ten years he served under Capt. W. C. Forbush. Fagan¿s occupation was listed at the time of his enlistment as a teamster. During this period it appears that Fagan married, as he was being listed as such. It is stated that he had one son Albert, who was living at Haines City, Florida, in 1927, when Fagan died and his sister Isabella filed an application to settle his estate. It was stated that besides having excellent character, he excelled in carbine and revolver firing and was a sharp shooter for four years. On his third tour he fought in the ¿Hostile Cheyenne¿s¿ campaign in 1885. His fourth tour of duty had him enlisting in Troop D, 8th U.S. Cavalry from 22 July 1887 to 21 July 1892, when he mustered out at Ft. Meade, South Dakota. He served under Capt. E. A. Godwin. During this time he fought in t

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         Das Großherzogthum Hessen in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart. Mit 46 Illustrationen in Holzschnitt und Stahlstich.

      Darmstadt Lit-Artist Anstalt (Adolph Lange) 1877 - 4°. VIII, 552 S. OLn. Deckel leicht fleckig (s. Abb.), Tafeln meist nur am Rand etwas stockfleckig, festes Expl.! Unter den Ansichten: Darmstadt (Blatt mit 11 Teilansichten), Oberhof (Bensheim), Mühlthal bei Darmstadt, Bergstrasse (bei Seeheim), Schoenberg (Dorf und Schloss), Michelstadt (Marktplatz), Schloß Fürstenau im Odenwald, Lichtenberg, Lindenfels, Hirschhorn (Neckarthal), Markplatz in Heppenheim (Holzstich), Offenbach /M., Katzenellenbogen, Gernsheim, Mainz (im Vordergrund Eisenbahnbrücke mit Eisenbahn), Worms, Neubamberg, Butzbach, Kirche in Schotten, Burg Friedberg in der Wetterau, Eisenbach, Schlitz, Laubach, Lich, Kirchberg und Stauffenberg, Gleiberg u. Vetzberg u.a.m. 1.100 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A Chinese Dictionary in the Cantonese Dialect.

      Trubner., London. 1877 - 3 volumes. Volume I: xxxv + 404pp. Volume II: 405 - 1018pp. Supplement: xcviipp. Volume II: Lacks preliminary leaves prior to title page, but otherwise complete. Some worming particularly title page and first leaves but fortunately largely only affecting the margins of the leaves, indeed where letters have been lost, the sense of the sentence is still quite clear. All volumes recased, the first 2 volumes bound in early 20th maroon cloth and the supplement in black which is likely the original cloth. Each volume has modern endpapers, volumes I and II lettered in gilt on spine, new endpapers. Upper joint volume I torn with a little loss of cloth but still sound, some wear head and tail of spine, corners worn and bumped. Light even browning both volumes, note in black ink upper cover volumes I and II, some occasional spotting or marking. Cloth of Supplement volume damp marked, some occasional light soiling but overall text very good. Volumes I and II 23.8 x 15.5cm (25.4 x 17 binding) measure whereas the Supplement is a little larger at 24.5 x 15.7cm, (25 x 16.5cm binding). Ernst Johann Eitel (Ernest John Eitel, 1837-1908) was a German protestant missionary to China in the Canton area who later joined the Hong Kong civil government, where his knowledge of the languages and people of the province were of great assistance to the British authorities. He was also a prolific writer, whose works on Buddhism and on fengshui are being reprinted to this day on account of their abiding value. The Cantonese-English Dictionary is not least among his achievements. Several Cantonese-English dictionaries predate Eitel’s, the most significant being the 1856 one volume work by the eminent American missionary scholar, S. Wells Williams (1812-1884) best known for his major historical work, The Middle Kingdom, published in 1848 and in a revised edition of 1883. Wilhelm Lobscheid (1822-1890), another German missionary-scholar turned Hong Kong civil servant, published an English and Chinese Dictionary in Hong Kong in four parts between 1866-69 (Daily Press Office) which gave the Punti (Cantonese) and Mandarin pronounciations , and was afterwards (1883) enlarged and re- published as a single volume in Japan by a Japanese scholar, However, Eitel’s was the first properly Cantonese-English dictionary to appear in two regular volumes. It was later revised and enlarged further by Immanuel Gottlieb Genahr (1856-1937) yet another German missionary-scholar working in the Canton province [Guangdong] and published in 1910. This is the edition more commonly available today. The first edition is seldom if ever seen, which makes the present copy of greater interest to the specialist bibliophile. The supplement is even scarer still than the rare first edition. Strictly speaking, Cantonese is a language, not a dialect. The Eitel dictionary adopted the speech of the provincial capital, Canton, as the standard version of the spoken language, but there were, and to some extent still must be, many variations to be found within the regions of the province, including major dialects which were the subject of published articles by James Dyer Ball and other resident sinologues of the day, to be found in late 19th century issues of the China Review. In this situation, it is scarcely surprising that it is open to criticism by modern linguistic scholars like the late Wong Shik-ling (S.L. Wong) 1908-1959, of Lingnan and Hong Kong Universities, whose authoritative study of the language was published in Chinese in 1948. His observations would apply to all earlier works, but this is to be expected and in no way detracts from Eitel’s and others’ achievements in bringing forward their important contributions to those westerners studying the language and to the promotion and understanding essential to meaningful cultural exchange. This copy of the first edition of Eitel’s Dictionary was bought in Hong Kong about 1970 or earlier, and is likely to have spent its whole life there, perhaps [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         L'art d'ètre grand-père

      Calmann Lévy 1877 - - Calmann Lévy, Paris 1877, 14x23,5cm, relié. - Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin rouge, dos à cinq nerfs orné de doubles caissons dorés agrementés de motifs décoratifs dorés, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliure de l'époque. Envoi autographe signé de Victor Hugo à son ami le journaliste et critique d'art (Jules-Antoine) Castagnary qui fut militant socialiste et ardent défenseur de Gustave Courbet. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition. Binding half red shagreen, back with five nerves decorated with double gilded boxes decorated with gilded decorative motifs, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, contemporary binding. Signed autograph of the author to his friend the journalist and art critic (Jules-Antoine) Castagnary which was socialist activist and ardent supporter of Gustave Courbet. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         American Ornithology

      J. W. Bouton 1877 - Three volume folio set of color chromolithographs and texts of Wilson's "American Ornithology". The descriptions of native birds and pristine America in the early 1800's provides some of the best nature writing and creates a new genre of American literature. The title page is signed by its first owner, " R.K. Dow 1878" Each volume measures 6 inches x 9 inches. Overall the marbled covers are in good condition but volume 3 has a dime size piece missing from the front cover. Please see pictures. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Richard Wagner à Bayreuth par Frédéric Nietzsche, professeur de philologie classique à l'université de Bâle. Traduit par Marie Baumgartner avec l'autorisation de l'auteur.

      - Schloss-Chemnitz, Ernest Schmeitzner, 1877. In-12, broché, couverture imprimée, 197 p., (1) p. d'achevé d'imprimer, (1) f. de "fautes d'impression", non rogné, partiellement non coupé. Très rare première traduction française du premier livre de Nietzsche traduit en français, publiée quelques mois après l’originale allemande, chez le même éditeur. Tiré à petit nombre d’exemplaires et largement invendue, l’édition allemande a été suivie, quelques mois après, chez le même éditeur, de cette traduction française, également tirée à petit nombre (un millier d’exemplaires) et également très mal vendue: il restait 967 invendus en août 1886 et encore 880 en octobre 1893 (cf. W. H. Schaberg, ‘The Nietzsche Canon’). La traductrice, Marie Baumgartner (1831-1897), était la mère d’un de ses élèves. Alsacienne fortement attachée à la culture française, elle épousé un ingénieur allemand et s'était établie avec celui-ci à Lörrach, limitrophe de Bâle. Nietzsche trouva en elle une amie pleine de sollicitude qui sut le réconforter pendant les dernières années difficiles qu'il traversa à Bâle. D'une grande sensibilité littéraire, elle entretenait des relations avec d'éminents écrivains français, dont Pierre Loti. Après son départ en 1879, Nietzsche resta quelques années en relation épistolaire avec elle (cf. site nietzschealalettre). (Cf. Krummel, I, V, p. 29. Schaberg, n°28). Petit cachet des éditions Naumann à Leipzig sur la couverture et de la "Librairie internationale Albert Schulz" (qui fut également éditeur en propre de deux oeuvres de Nietzsche). Très bon exemplaire, très frais, entièrement non rogné et partiellement non coupé, tel que paru. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Elsass'.

      - Farblithographie n. Caspar Scheuren b. Moritz Schauenburg in Lahr, um 1877, 48 x 58 Sammelblatt mit 8 Ansichten und Allegorien, Denkmälern, Wappen etc. - Mittig große Gesamtansicht von Strassburg umgeben von Ansichten des Münsters, Mülhausen, Colmar, St. Odilienkloster, Thomaskirche, Kaiserpalast und Universität sowie dem Gutenberg-Denkmal, Pfeffel-Denkmal, Goethe und Stoeber Porträt etc. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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         L'art d'ètre grand-père

      first edition. Binding half red shagreen, back with five nerves decorated with double gilded boxes decorated with gilded decorative motifs, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, contemporary binding. Signed autograph of the author to his friend the journalist and art critic (Jules-Antoine) Castagnary which was socialist activist and ardent supporter of Gustave Courbet. Calmann Lévy Paris 1877 14x23,5cm relié

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         Cyprus: Its Ancient Cities, Tombs, and Temples. A Narrative of Researches and Excavations during ten years' residence as American consul in that island.

      John Murray, London. 1877 - First edition. Octavo. pp xx, 448, 12 adverts. 48 plates, many textual illustrations, 12 pages of inscriptions, 2 maps. Original gilt decorated green pebbled cloth. Top edge gilt. The author carried out excavations mainly around the archaeological site of Kourian. Lower corners bruised. Prelims and last pages heavily spotted otherwise clean and bright throughout. Very good indeed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Thousand Miles Up The Nile [FIRST EDITION DATED 1877]

      Longmans, Green, & Co, 1877, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First EditionAmelia Edwards 1831 - 15 April 1892, English novelist, journalist, traveller and Egyptologist. In 1877, Edwards proceeded to write a vivid description of her Nile voyage, under the title of A Thousand Miles up the Nile. Enhanced with her own hand-drawn illustrations, the travelogue became an immediate best-seller. Chapter Headings: I. Cairo and the Great Pyramid II. Cairo and the Mecca Pilgrimage III. Cairo to Bedreshayn IV. Sakkarah and Memphis V. Bedreshayn to Minieh VI. Minieh to Siout VII. Siout to Denderah VIII. Thebes and Karnak IX. Thebes to Assouan X. Assouan and Elephantine XI. The Cataract and the Desert XII. Philae XIII. Philae to Korosko XIV. Korosko to Aboo Simbel XV. Rameses the Great XVI. Aboo Simbel XVII. The Second Cataract XVIII. Discoveries at Aboo Simbel XIX. Back Through Nubia XX. Silsilis and Edfoo XXI. Thebes XXII. Abydus and Cairo. Appendix. Book - in Good original black and gilt decorated cloth covered boards with gilt and red lettering & all edges gilt - some darkening to the boards with some slight bumping and wearing to the extreme corners and rubbing and wearing to the extreme edges, gilt lettered, cloth covered spine is not original. Contents, new but sympathetic coloured endpapers, some browning to the introductory and title pages, also SEE SCANS inexplicably to pages 506/7 and to the plate in between, otherwise only the expected very occasional slight spotting/browning mar what is a clean, bright and tightly bound first edition copy of this remarkable record of a Victorian Lady's journey up the River Nile. Size: 10.5 inches tall by 7.5 inches. xxv, 721 pages. Iillustrated frontispiece & 16 full page wood engraved plates, 62 vignettes & 2 colored folding maps.Wood engravings by G. Pearson after drawings by the author.. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Travel & Places; Biography & Autobiography. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 8799.

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         SHIPMASTER'S ARCHIVE, COMPRISING HIS SCHOONER LEDGER, BRIEF DIARY, AND SOME 100 OTHER PRINTED AND HANDWRITTEN ITEMS THAT BELONGED TO BURGESS

      1877. Original manuscripts. Leather-backed boards. Very Good. LEDGER, worn leather and marbled boards, 13" x 8", containing 153 pages of handwritten entries in ink on blue paper, dating from 1861 to 1867. Most of the book is made up of ledgers of expenses for three different schooners owned by Burgess: "Elizabeth B"; "Typhoon"; and "Aurelia P. Howe". DIARY, 3-1/2 closely written pages of the ledger in which Capt. Burgess describes not only a thrilling hurricane, but also the attempted seizure of his vessel in early 1861 by the Confederacy, and his subsequent escape. (Accompanied by a 9-page modern transcription of the diary portion, written in pencil by an earlier owner of this book.) ARCHIVE documenting the construction and early voyages of the Bark "John Sheppard"--Freeman Burgess, Owner and Master, 1874-1879. (Archive housed in a 3-ring binder of archival document sleeves.). The first page of the ledger contains a list of the "gross stock" costs for 15 voyages of the "Elizabeth B." to destinations in 1863--New York, Boston, Gloucester, New Bedford, Providence and Bangor. This vessel next appears on page 10 with a list of "charges" for "kerosine and fluid", lamp, "hired help", stamps on the bill of lading, etc. Pages 16-17 list provisions and their costs: cod fish, butter and lard, etc., and Freeman E. Burgess, as well as Lovell Burgess (one of them appearing as "Ensign Burgess") are listed as being charged $10 for passage to NY. Pages 18-19 list "Port Charges", 1865, and include a list of people's names and what they were paid, including both Burgesses. More "wages and provisions prices are on pp. 20-21, then 28-29, dated 1863, contain figures for various bills for caulking, painting, lumber and nails, customs house, sail work, etc., while p. 30 lists "Port Charges", a long list: wharfage, pilotage, stamps, kerosene, harbour master, etc. The Provisions and Wages Paid list on p. 32 includes "Ensign Burgess", who is again listed on p. 34 (1863) along with his "share of the voyage". Later pages contain more of the same, including charges for 1864-65 voyages, with the final appearance of this schooner on p. 164, which notes that Freeman E. Burgess, Capt. of the Schooner Elizabeth B., received $3.50 "in full for 8 days service on Bord…Providence to New York" since he is paid $13/month. ~~ The second vessel named is the "Typhoon", carrying freight to Brashear (City), Louisiana (renamed Morgan City in 1876), and the entries include expenses at Brashear (wages paid to seamen, as well as several names including Burgess's). The next voyage mentioned is to Havana (pp 4-5), and expenses include an interpreter, translation of the manifest, "American Consul bill", ship chandler's bill, etc. She next (p. 6) goes to Frontera (Mexico), where expenses include "certificate of death and desertion of Cook and One". On p. 60, the "Manifest of Cargo On Board" lists Freeman E. Burgess as Master, and she is bound from Brashear City to Boston. ~~ It is as Captain of the Typhoon that Captain Burgess has his adventure with the Confederates in 1861, an episode he describes in detail in his 3 ½-page journal, written in the middle of the volume. The voyage starts on February 9, 1861, when the Typhoon sails out of Boston, headed for Brashear City, Louisiana. There is immediately a dramatic storm: "Gave all the chain we had and stood by the anchors all night until myself and mate were froze so bad it was impossible to stand it any longer…our water caske froze and burst and we were so covered with ice we could do nothing…." After they "laid three days" they set sail again and arrive in Brashear twenty days later. He walks around town as unloading begins, then returns and hears a steamer whistle. "I was most surprised when I saw the people that was on her on the top of her Paddle Boxes…25 men, some with a bottle and some with…whiskey giving 3 cheers for the Southern Confederacy. They came alongside and came on board, told me they should take charge of the schooner and cargo and had no authority but what they took upon themselves." The revelers finally leave "drunker than ever." ~~ Burgess goes to town next day and sees the cutters crew hauling the Schooner Mary on to the wharf: "I began to think they were in earnest and after reaching town I learned that orders had just come from Montgomery to stop all vessels loaded with Live Oak and Naval Stores." He is told that they will "put an officer aboard" his vessel if he doesn't give his word not to sail off. He replies that he has enough officers on board already and is told that they've written Montgomery about his giving the Live Oak, etc. Burgess waits 14 days, then receives orders that he could "discharge my Live Oak". After two days of unloading, contradictory orders come, saying he is not to unload and that schooner and cargo will be taken to New Orleans. He has no money or provisions, so "discharged all my crew except my mate and got just money enuf to get them out of the place…." He takes the "chronometer and all the valuable things out of the vessel" and next sees "Capt. Hampson and crew getting into the Cars to go home, likewise my own [crew]…" He registers a protest and notes that "myself and mate were the only Northerners" there. He goes to see "Mr. McMullin, chief collector" and tells him he'd like to see any official "authority for stopping the vessel." He is told that orders came the day before "that all American vessels would have 30 days to get [to] their respective homes…" The Collector sent a letter saying to "retain the Live Oak but give the vessel a clearance within 30 days" and adds that Burgess should let him know if anyone "bothered or molested" him. &c., &c. ~~ The third schooner in the ledger is the Aurelia P. Howe, and thirty pages are devoted to wages and provision, bills paid, settlement of voyages, gross stock lists, port charges, etc. Virtually all are from 1867. In addition to Burgess, another captain mentioned in connection with the vessel is Lewis B. Doane, whose name appears when Capt. Burgess pays him $100 in January, 1868; in a settlement of Jan-Sept. 1867; in accounts dated July-Sept, 1866; as receiving cash for 1/128 of Schooner A.P. Howe; as receiving credit on his wages, etc. Burgess's name is included in a list of owners (pp 152-3) and is mentioned also in lists of the schooner's earnings for various periods. The Aurelia P. Howe's destinations include Savannah (1866 or '67), Tampico, Chiltepec, Boston to Harwich, Philadelphia to Boston, Mobile, Galveston, Charleston, NY, etc. ~~ A fourth schooner, the Edward Kidder, is mentioned on pp 98-99, 101 and 103, with the usual listings for expenses (Newport to Savannah), port charges, wages, etc. No mention of Burgess. ~~ The archive accompanying this ledger is a collection of about 100 items, including the contract for building the bark "John Sheppard" between Freeman Burgess of Harwich, and George Currier, master ship builder of Newburyport, and all manner of carpenters, purveyors, chandlers, surveyors, customs people, merchants, consignors and port officials. Her maiden voyage saw her sail to South America (several receipts from the Panama Railroad Company) to Mexico, to Queenstown, Ireland, to Liverpool, and back to Boston. This is a rich assortment of 19th century billheads, invoices accounts, and other printed material creating the biography of an American merchant sailing ship, and now housed in archival sleeves and a binder.

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         A Year's Housekeeping in South Africa

      Macmillan, 1877, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Editionthe original boards are very worn and marked. the book is complete with all illustrations., sporadic light foxing. light creasing internally and age related wear. the binding is strong. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: qd90.

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         THE TABLES TURNED. YOU SABE HIM? KEALNEY MUST GO!

      [San Francisco]: Published by I.N. Choynski, Antiquarian, [1877 or 1878].. Tinted lithograph, 10 3/4 x 14 inches. Slight wear at edges, a bit of light soiling. Very good. A rare print satirizing one of the leaders of the anti-Chinese movement in San Francisco. The image depicts Denis Kearney, president of the Workingmen's Party of California and a leader in the drive to ban Chinese immigrants, who were resented for taking jobs at lower pay than whites. Kearney is shown in jail behind bars, with a ball and chain attached to his leg, wearing a striped uniform, and below a sign that reads: "House of Correction 181." He is taunted by six Chinese men who hold socks and a washboard, fish and crabs, and cigars, signifying some of the jobs being taken by Chinese laborers. The skewered fish carries the words "Black Friday." Kearney often capped his incendiary addresses with the slogan "The Chinese must go," and this print satirizes that phrase in its title. Kearney was arrested in late 1877 or early 1878 for violating a gag law, and this undated lithograph was almost certainly produced at that time. It was published by I.N. Choynski, a San Francisco journalist and antiquarian bookseller. Choynski was the publisher of a muckraking journal called PUBLIC OPINION, which exposed anti-Semitism and political corruption. The Irish-born Kearney, an anti-immigrant rabble rouser, would have been a natural target for Choynski's barbs. From what we can find, this is the only such print published by Choynski. Not in Peters' CALIFORNIA ON STONE. OCLC locates only a single copy, at the Bancroft Library at the University of California. OCLC 37123000.

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         Eigenhändiges Notenzitat mit Unterschrift "Liszt Ferencz". Ohne Ort und Jahr (nach 1877).

      1 Seite (ca. 8,5 x 23,5 cm). - Vier mit der Vortragsbezeichnung "Lento" überschriebene Takte aus der Komposition für Klavier Petöfi szellemének (Dem Andenken Petöfis; Searle 195), vom Komponisten in der ungarischen Schreibweise seines Namens unterzeichnet. Auf einem Streifen Notenpapier in schwarzbrauner Tinte notiert. Das Autograph diente als Druckvorlage für das Faksimile unter dem lithographischen Brustporträt von Liszt (im Halbprofil mit Priesterrock und römischen Kragen; Darstellung ca. 13 x 10 cm; Blattformat ca. 35 x 27 cm). Auf dem gedruckten Blatt unterhalb des Faksimile montiert. Gebräunt.

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         Herbst, 1895. Radierung und Aquatinta in Schwarzbraun auf Papier montiert, 13,8 x 22,8 cm (Blattgröße), rückzeitig eigenhändig signiert und bezeichnet "H. Zille: Holzsammler". Rosenbach, 11

      . . zum Werk Heinrich Zilles Herbstbild zeigt nicht das gewohnte "Berliner Milljöh" innerhalb der von Werner Hegemann beschriebenen "Steinernen Stadt", welches beim Gedanken an Zille sofort in den Sinn kommt, sondern eine im Umland situierte Szene: Schwerbeladene Holzsammler - offensichtlich eine Familie -, die über eine weite Wiese querfeldein heimwärts ziehen. Der Himmel über ihnen ist dunkel verhangen und die Bäume des Waldes, aus dem das Holz herbeigeholt worden ist, bilden eine spalierartige Silhouette. Die Gestalten sind von ihrer unförmig wirkendes Last gekrümmt und werden von einem starken Rückenwind angetrieben, der die bedrohlich wirkenden Wolken über den Himmel verbreitet. Aufgrund der dunklen Tonalität gliedern sich die Holzträger aber zugleich in die düstere Lebenswelt ein und werden zu einem Teil von ihr. Dies verleiht dem Bild eine eigene, von der Verteilung der Figuren unterstütze Harmonie, welche den Personen, trotz ihrer zehrenden körperlichen Tätigkeit, eine Würde verleiht. Durch diese Würde im Elend besteht eine Verwandtschaft des Bildes mit den Werken von Zilles langjähriger Freundin Käthe Kollwitz, während das Sujet zugleich an den frühen Vincent van Gogh und die Landschaftsdarstellung an Walter Leistikow gemahnen. Und dennoch lassen die Figurenauffassung, die Physiognomie und die Gewandfalten den typischen Duktus Zilles erkennen, der für seine späteren Werke richtungsweisend ist. ".es gibt noch einen dritten Zille, und dieser ist mir der liebste. Der ist weder Humorist für Witzblätter noch Satiriker. Er ist restlos Künstler. Ein paar Linien, ein paar Striche, ein wenig Farbe mitunter - und es sind Meisterwerke." Käthe Kollwitz zum Künstler Heinrich Zille wuchs in jenem "Milljöh" in Berlin Kreuzberg auf, das später zum zentralen Sujet seiner Kunst werden sollte. Bereits zu Schulzeiten nahm er Zeichenunterricht und ging anschließend bei dem Lithographen Fritz Hecht in die Lehre. Parallel dazu studierte Zille bei Theodor Hosemann an der Königlichen Kunstschule. Als Geselle arbeitetet er in Lithografieanstalt Winckelmann & Söhne, um dann, 1877, an die Photographischen Gesellschaft Berlin zu wechseln, wo er dreißig Jahre lang beschäftigt wurde, bis Zille 1907 aufgrund seiner Darstellungen des "Berliner Milljöhs" entlassen worden ist. Er begann als freischaffender Künstler zu arbeiten, stellte erste Zeichnungen aus und lieferte Beiträge für den Simplicissimus, die Jugend und die Lustigen Blätter. 1903 wurde der inzwischen als "Pinselheinrich" bekannte Zille in die Berliner Secession aufgenommen und zu einem guten Freund Max Liebermanns. In der Reihe Künstlerhefte erschienen 1908 in großer Auflage Zilles Kinder der Straße und Berliner Rangen. Zusammen mit den Mappen Mutter Erde (1905) und Zwölf Künstlerdrucke (1909) hatte sich Zille als einer der besten und originellsten deutschen Zeichner etabliert. 1910 wurde Zille zusammen mit Fritz Koch-Gotha der Menzelpreis der Berliner Illustrirten Zeitung für seine künstlerische Leistung verliehen. 1913 trat Zille mit rund 40 anderen Künstler aus der Berliner Secession aus und gründete unter der Ehrenpräsidentschaft Max Liebermanns die Freie Secession. 1914 brachte der den Bildband Mein Milljöh heraus. 1921 erwarb die Berliner Nationalgalerie eine größere Anzahl Zeichnungen, was von Zilles Reputation als anerkannter Künstler zeugt. Auf Liebermanns Vorschlag hin wurde Zille 1924 zum Professor ernennt und Mitglied der Preußischen Akademie der Künste. 1928 fand anlässlich seines 70. Geburtstags ein Retrospektive seines Werkes im Märkischen Museum statt. Zu seinem Begräbnis kamen rund 2000 Trauergäste, darunter ebenso Künstler wie einfache Leute aus dem Volk. Unter seinen Künstlerfreuden Ernst Barlach, August Gaul, Lyonel Feininger, Käthe Kollwitz, Max Liebermann, Otto Nagel oder August Kraus war Zille auch ein gefragter Porträtist. Auswahlbibliographie Otto Nagel: Heinrich Zille. Leben und Schaffen. Henschel, Berlin 1968.

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      - Octavo. Quarter red calf and papercovered boards lightly gilt, with lined paper. Well-rubbed with some erosion to the papercovered boards, but sound and very good. Ownership signatures on front and rear free endpapers ("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 is referred to throughout the journal as "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 White'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 there 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 looked 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 [former slave]", 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 Jack [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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