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        ALBUM HISTORIQUE DE LA VILLE D'ANVERS. Collection de vues et monuments des temps passés, dessins d'après nature et gravés sur cuivre par J Linnig avec notices historiques par F-H Mertens.

      1868 - Anvers Imprimerie J-E Buschmann 1868. In folio 3 feuillets non chiffrés II-VI 1 feuillet blanc 1-126pp dont liste des souscripteurs (pages 122 à 126). Reliure de l'éditeur en demi chagrin acajou, dos à nerfs orné de compartiments finement dorés, plats de percaline brune élégamment décorés de cadres de filets et volutes à froid, titre en belles lettres dorées avec les armes de la ville d?Anvers, au centre du 1er plat, tranches dorées. Orné de 60 belles planches hors texte de vues et monuments dessinés d'après nature par J Linnig et gravés sur cuivre. Bel et rare album en très bon état, dans son élégante reliure de l'éditeur (quelques pâles rousseurs par endroits, n'affectant pas les gravures). Cet album, dont la réalisation fut confiée à l'artiste anversois Joseph Linnig (1815-1891), nous entraîne dans une élégante promenade historique et archéologique, certains édifices, telles les fortifications espagnoles, venant d'être détruits ou étant promis à la démolition. Joseph Linnig appartenait à une grande famille d'artistes. il se consacra surtout à mettre en valeur la beauté des monuments de sa ville natale et à préserver le souvenir de ceux qui furent détruits au fil du temps. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Schouw-tooneel van wederwaardigheden of verzameling van rampspoedige en ongelukkige reistochten, van en naar verscheide gewesten van den aardbodem, gedaan door Nederlandsche en andere schepen, ... Including: [CAMSTRUP, Nicolaas Jansz.]. [Drop-title:] Rampspoedige reys-beschryving, ofte journaal van het ed: Oostindische Compagnies schip Blydorp , ... [STEENIS, Hendrik Cornelis]. Journaal wegens de rampspoedige reys-tocht, van ... Hendrik Cornelis Steenis, ... Met het oorlogschip genaamt het Huys in 't Bosch , ... Vyfden druk. [LOP, Martinus]. Weederwaardige te huys-reyze, van het Neerlandsche Oost-Indische-Compagniesch retour-schip, gezegt de Gerechtigheid , ... gevoerd by den capitein-luitenant Martinus Lop, ... [MORIN.] Twee rampspoedige zee-reyzen, den eenen gedaan door den ed: heer capitein Morin, met een Fransch Oost-Indische Compagnie-schip, genaamt Le Prince , ... Den anderen, met het Hollandsche Oost-Indische Compagnie schip, genaamt Rustenwerk , ... Tweede druk. [JONGE, Marten de]. [Drop-title:] Verhaal van het droevig ongeluk, dat het Nederlands Oost-Indisch retour-schip Nieuw Vyver-Vreugd , gevoerd door schipper Marten de Jongh, ... [and 17 other accounts].Amsterdam, Bernardus Mourik, [ca. 1778]. 5 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With 13 engraved plates and 1 engraved frontispiece to the second part. Later marbled wrappers.

      Cat. of books added to the Lib. of Congress 1868, p. 253; Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 376 (1 copy, part 5 only); Maritiemdigitaal (parts 1 & 5 only); Muller, America 3301; Sabin 77965 (Lib. of Congress copy); STCN (same copy of part 5 only). Extremely rare collection of accounts of disastrous 18th-century Dutch voyages, published by the Amsterdam bookseller Bernardus Mourik, active from 1735 to 1791. He had published parts 2-4 separately after 1751, but reissued them here together with part 1 (a 1735 edition by another publisher) and the new part 5, the latter including a list of the voyages in all 5 parts, the whole with a general title-page. We have located only one other complete copy, now at the Library of Congress.The first part gives an account of the aftermath of the shipwreck of the VOC ship Blydorp commanded by Captain Haye Blaauwhuysen, written by Nicolaas Jansz. Camstrup. The ship left the port of Texel on 6 July 1733 and ran aground in the night of 7 to 8 August off the coast of Guinea. The crew left the ship, travelled into the country, where the indigenous people murdered many and took the rest prisoner. Eventually they were released and reached the nearby French post in Gorée, in present-day Senegal. It is followed by Captain Haye Blaauwhuysen's own account of what happened after they reached Gorée. The second part is an account of the shipwreck of the Dutch warship Het Huis in 't Bosch off the coast of Morocco, commanded by Captain Hendrik Cornelis Steenis. Reports are given in the form of 15 letters relating the proceedings of captain Steenis and his crew in North Africa, their encounter with the King of Morocco and their deliverance at Gibraltar.The third part is the first and only edition, no doubt first published in 1755, of an account of the return voyage from Batavia to the Netherlands of the Dutch VOC ship De Geregtigheid, commanded by Captain-Lieutenant Martinus Lop. After having endured many disasters on the coast of southern Africa, the ship was finally able to reach castle Rammekens in Zeeland on 1 December 1754.The fourth part is the second edition of a compelling account of two fatal voyages, of the French East Indiaman Le Prince, and the VOC ship Rustenwerk (or Rust en Werk). Le Prince, commanded by Captain Morin, left the port of Lorient on 19 February 1752, sailing for Pondicherry. The voyage had passed quietly when fire was discovered in the ship. It spread fast, and the ship exploded when the fire reached the gunpowder magazine, leaving only 10 survivors. The second account relates the seizure of the ship Rustenwerk, a 650-ton Dutch East Indiaman. Moored off Ternate, it was taken by the pirate Frans Fransz on 28 June 1751 and some 12 passengers (including the Captain) were killed. The survivors reached Batavia by way of Makassar and sailed for Holland. The VOC eventually managed to retake the ship, but Frans Fransz escaped with the valuable cargo. The account includes a list of 210 VOC ships lost in the period 1688-1752 through disasters, mutiny, piracy etc. The fifth part is the first and only edition of a collection of short descriptions of 18 shipwrecks in the years 1756 to 1778, including the disastrous voyage of the Dutch ship De Margaretha commanded by Pieter Franklief, heading to the Caribbean island Sint Eustatius; Captain Meeuw Hendrik Rolwagen's account of his voyage to the Dutch colony Berbice in South America; and the account of the Dutch whaler De Vrouw Maria, headed to Greenland. With the modern bookplate of J.K. Leeksma on pastedown and owner's stamp of J.A. van den Broek on page 51 of part 1. With the title-page and last leaf slightly soiled, some occasional smudges and one plate detached. Good copy of an extremely rare collection of disastrous voyages.

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        Nebulo nebulonum, hoc est iocoseria modernae nequitiae censura; qua homine sceleratorum fraudes, doli ac versutiae aeri a?riqu exponuntur publice: carmine iambico dimetro adornata ? Ioanne Flitnero, franco po?ta laureato.Frankfurt am Main, Jacobus de Zetter, 1620. 8vo. With engraved title-page, 33 engravings in text (91x 72 mm), woodcut head- and tailpieces, and woodcut initials, all coloured by a contemporary hand. Late 18th century calf, gold-tooled spine, gilt edges.

      Brunet II, col. 1293; Catalogue de la bibliothèque M. Van der Helle (1868), 1352 (this copy); Landwehr, German emblem books 283. First edition of a satirical work by Johann Flitner, an adaptation in Latin of Thomas Murner's (1475-1537) great early 16th-century German satire Schelmen Zunft (1512). At the same time it is a curious emblem book, focusing on those who use words to deceive and seduce: jurists, councilors, clerics, debtors, preachers, hypocrites and flatterers. The arrangement is similar to that of an emblem book: 33 poems are symbolically illustrated with an engraving, accompanied by two mottoes, one for the poem and one for the plate, and an explanation in prose. The emblematic plates are also of interest for showing daily life at the beginning of the 17th century, depicting the costumes, home interiors and all sorts of indoor and outdoor activities, including a scholar in his library and a minister on his pulpit. The illustrations are very likely by the publisher of the book, Johann de Zetter. With bookplate and manuscript note. Some of the colouring on the title-page a bit smudged, some occasional spots and a couple small restorations near the lower corners. Hinge slightly cracked on top, corners slightly worn. Overall a good copy.

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        Over de monumentale schilderkunst en hare beinvloeding door de maatschappij.[Laren?, 1910]. With: (2) ROLAND HOLST, Richard Nicolaüs. Over het rythmische en het naturalistische element in de monumentale schilderkunst.[Laren?, 1914]. Small 4to. Neatly written in dark brown ink on machine-made wove paper without watermark. Loosely inserted is a newspaper clipping with an article about Roland Holst's lectures in Paris, from the Nieuwe Rotterdamse Courant , 28 November 1923. Sewn in quires and each essay formerly glued (now loose) in dark grey thick paper wrappers.

      Author's fair-copy manuscripts of two important and influential Dutch essays on the applied arts and society, written by the artist, craftsman, teacher and writer Richard Nicolaüs ("Rik") Roland Holst (1868-1938), husband of the Marxist poet Henriette Roland Holst-Van der Schalk and uncle of the poet Adriaan Roland Holst. Both essays were published in the journal De nieuwe tijd. These essays helped to promote in the Netherlands ideas that had been introduced by John Ruskin in England in his essays "Unto this last" (1860) and especially "On the nature of gothic" (1853), and promoted and put into practice by William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement in the next four decades.The wrappers of both essays have come loose, and some leaves in the first also show minor damage to the fold around the sewing, but they are still in very good condition. Author's manuscripts of two essays influential in the development of Dutch fine and applied arts.

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        La nouvelle Némésis, collection complète

      First edition of this periodical, printed on vergé.Contributors : Victor Hugo, E. d'Hervilly, le baron Grog, Théodore de Banville, M. Nothing, A. Roger, E. des Essarts, Oméga, Criton, R. Luzarche, Paul Verlaine...Rare complete collection. La nouvelle Némésis Paris 8 Août 1868 - 10 Octobre 1868 16x24cm 9 fascicules en feuilles

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        Nebulo nebulonum, hoc est iocoseria modernae nequitiae censura; qua homine sceleratorum fraudes, doli ac versutiae aeri aëriqu exponuntur publice: carmine iambico dimetro adornata à Ioanne Flitnero, franco poëta laureato.Frankfurt am Main, Jacobus de Zetter, 1620. 8vo. With engraved title-page, 33 engravings in text (91x 72 mm), woodcut head- and tailpieces, and woodcut initials, all coloured by a contemporary hand. Late 18th century calf, gold-tooled spine, gilt edges.

      Brunet II, col. 1293; Catalogue de la bibliothèque M. Van der Helle (1868), 1352 (this copy); Landwehr, German emblem books 283. First edition of a satirical work by Johann Flitner, an adaptation in Latin of Thomas Murner's (1475-1537) great early 16th-century German satire Schelmen Zunft (1512). At the same time it is a curious emblem book, focusing on those who use words to deceive and seduce: jurists, councilors, clerics, debtors, preachers, hypocrites and flatterers. The arrangement is similar to that of an emblem book: 33 poems are symbolically illustrated with an engraving, accompanied by two mottoes, one for the poem and one for the plate, and an explanation in prose. The emblematic plates are also of interest for showing daily life at the beginning of the 17th century, depicting the costumes, home interiors and all sorts of indoor and outdoor activities, including a scholar in his library and a minister on his pulpit. The illustrations are very likely by the publisher of the book, Johann de Zetter. With bookplate and manuscript note. Some of the colouring on the title-page a bit smudged, some occasional spots and a couple small restorations near the lower corners. Hinge slightly cracked on top, corners slightly worn. Overall a good copy.

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        Le Mexique[.] Limites géographiques. Orographie. Hydrographie. L' agriculture, la flore, la faune et les mines. L' industrie et le commerce. Paris, H. Le Soudier, 1891. 8vo. With a lithographed folding map of Mexico (34.5 x 46 cm). Contemporary half red morocco, gold-tooled spine.

      Biblioteca botánica-mexicana, p. 292; Palau 279644; not in BNF; Sabin. First and only edition of a topographic work important for the industrial and commercial relationship between France and Mexico, by the journalist Gaston Routier (1868), based on official documents and the best Mexican statistics and geographical data. It contains a preface by Don Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, to whom the work is dedicated, and covers geography, orography, hydrography, agriculture, flora, fauna, mines, industry and commerce. The very elaborate section on agriculture includes the cultivation of corn, cacao, vanilla, coffee, fruit trees, pepper, rice, tobacco, sugar cane and cotton.Fine untrimmed, numbered copy, printed on Dutch paper ("exemplaire sur hollande nr. 9") with the author's presentation description to "Monsieur Jules Roche, Ministre du Commerce et de l' Industrie, trés respectueux hommage de profonde estime," dated Paris, July 1892.

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        Nebulo nebulonum, hoc est iocoseria modernae nequitiae censura; qua homine sceleratorum fraudes, doli ac versutiae aeri aëriqu exponuntur publice: carmine iambico dimetro adornata à Ioanne Flitnero, franco poëta laureato.Frankfurt am Main, Jacobus de Zetter, 1620. 8vo. With engraved title-page, 33 engravings in text (91x 72 mm), woodcut head- and tailpieces, and woodcut initials, all coloured by a contemporary hand. Late 18th century calf, gold-tooled spine, gilt edges.

      Brunet II, col. 1293; Catalogue de la bibliothèque M. Van der Helle (1868), 1352 (this copy); Landwehr, German emblem books 283. First edition of a satirical work by Johann Flitner, an adaptation in Latin of Thomas Murner's (1475-1537) great early 16th-century German satire Schelmen Zunft (1512). At the same time it is a curious emblem book, focusing on those who use words to deceive and seduce: jurists, councilors, clerics, debtors, preachers, hypocrites and flatterers. The arrangement is similar to that of an emblem book: 33 poems are symbolically illustrated with an engraving, accompanied by two mottoes, one for the poem and one for the plate, and an explanation in prose. The emblematic plates are also of interest for showing daily life at the beginning of the 17th century, depicting the costumes, home interiors and all sorts of indoor and outdoor activities, including a scholar in his library and a minister on his pulpit. The illustrations are very likely by the publisher of the book, Johann de Zetter. With bookplate and manuscript note. Some of the colouring on the title-page a bit smudged, some occasional spots and a couple small restorations near the lower corners. Hinge slightly cracked on top, corners slightly worn. Overall a good copy.

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        Le Bibliophile Francais. Gazette illustree des amateurs de livres, d'estampes, et de haute curiosite. Tome 1-7. Paris

      Bachelin-Deflorenne 1868 - First Edition. 7 vols. 8vo, contemporary half-calf [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recherches sur la faune de Madagascar et de ses Dépendances, d'apres les découvertes de François P. L. et D. C. Van Dam. I. Relation de voyage.

      - Leyde [Leiden], J. K. Steenhoff, 1868-1877. 4to (30.5 x 23.0 cm). 240, [2] pp., 48 mostly coloured and tinted lithographed plates and two tinted lithographed maps (one folded) one hand-written letter in facsimile (unpaginated, as part of the text). Original printed wrappers.l Rare complete set, in five original folding wrappers, of the general part of this voyage with the two maps (one, folded, of the northern part of Madagascar and adjacent waters and islands; the other of the island of Mayotte and the Comores), all the fine lithographs among which several peculiar ones such as: "Mons. Pollen se rend a la maison du Gouverneur de Mourounsang en societe du Prince Salama, des Dignitaires et de la Garnison Hova" and "Un banquet donné par le Cherif Calyfan en honneur de Prince Salama et du Docteur Pollen". The others are nice, accurate views of the island and coast and include fishing of turtles and animal- and plant-life of this beautiful island, known for its diverse and largely endemic flora and fauna. A few plates are ethnographical, one is a portrait. The text was never completed. Some foxing (as usual) ranging from light to medium to only a few plates and mostly in the margins, other plates quite clean. A few with a small stain to one margin. Three spines of wrappers split at folds other two with small defects only. Overall still a good copy, especially since these are always foxed to some degree. The complete expedition by Pollen comprises of four volumes, the other parts on the geology and zoology are very rare and expensive too. Landwehr, 394. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Ring and the Book.

      London: Smith, Elder, 1868-69. London:: Smith, Elder, 1868-69.. 4 volumes. 8vo. [iv], 245, [1], [ads 1]; [iv], 251; [iv], 249; [iv], 245 pp. Occasional light scattered foxing to free end-leaves. Original black-stamped green cloth, gilt-stamped spines, by Harrison [59 Pall Mall, bookseller to the Queen], in quarter gilt-stamped calf over blue cloth slipcase; Vol. 3 rear hinge cracked with light front pastedown soiling, Vols. 1 & 2 hinges cracked. ROBERT BROWNING

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        THE AUTHOR'S DAUGHTER.

      - By Catherine Ellen [sic] Spence. In three volumes. Pp. iv+312(last blank)+iv+322+iv+300(last blank); green cloth, spines lettered and decorated in gilt, boards decorated in blind, lightly flecked and worn, with a few small surface chips, the lower joint cracked and heavily grazed Volume I, spines lightly chipped and split at extremities, fore-corners frayed; uncut; bookplate on upper pastedowns, hinges starting, upper free endpaper torn from Volume I, outer leaves (including title pages) offset, a couple of leaves slightly cropped, fore-corners torn from pp. 125-8 Volume I and top fore-corner torn from title page Volume II, with a few other small edge chips or splits, occasional slight soiling; Richard Bentley, London, 1868. First edition. Miller & Macartney p. 438. *Originally serialized as \i Hugh Lindsay's Guest in the Adelaide \i Observer , from May to November 1867. Spence did not approve of the change in title when published in book form. This set was once inscribed by Spence on the upper free endpaper Volume I. Although the endpaper has been torn out, a blind impression of the presentation inscription remains on the title page and is mostly legible: 'Laura Jane Bakewell/with the [.best?] wishes/of her friend/The Author/12th Feb 1871'. The title page of Volume III is signed in ink 'L. J. Bakewell', and the torn out top fore-corner of the title page in Volume II suggests that page was also signed by Bakewell - who could perhaps be the 'L. J. Gurner' of the bookplates, under a married name. In chapter four of her \i Autobiography , Spence refers to the Bakewell family as one of 'two families with whom we were intimate. Mr. William Bakewell, of Bartley Bakewell, Solicitors, married Jane Warren of Springfield, Barossa, and I was a familiar friend of their five children.' Presumably Laura Jane Bakewell was one of those children. In 1854 William Bakewell, signing himself 'B', had contributed the Preface to Spence's first novel, \i Clara Morison , the first novel about Australia written by a woman. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Ring and the Book.

      London:: Smith, Elder, 1868-69.. 4 volumes. 8vo. [iv], 245, [1], [ads 1]; [iv], 251; [iv], 249; [iv], 245 pp. Occasional light scattered foxing to free end-leaves. Original black-stamped green cloth, gilt-stamped spines, by Harrison [59 Pall Mall, bookseller to the Queen], in quarter gilt-stamped calf over blue cloth slipcase; Vol. 3 rear hinge cracked with light front pastedown soiling, Vols. 1 & 2 hinges cracked. ROBERT BROWNING'S SIGNATURE tipped-in Vol. I opposite title-page. Ownership signatures of W. J. [--- ?] Settle (Sherborne, Dorset, Feb. 21, 1869) and F. Rowlandson. OWNERSHIP SIGNATURES OF E. M. FORSTER Vol. 2 to free front end-leaf and title-page. Attractive copy. Very good. FIRST EDITION of Browning's famous work, with Roman numerals on Vol. 3's spine and Arabic on the remaining three. E. M. FORSTER'S COPY, WITH HIS SIGNATURE (twice). WITH A CUT-SIGNATURE TIPPED-IN OF ROBERT BROWNING. The “ring” from this work's title is the wedding band Browning gave to his wife—after her death, he wore it on a chain around his neck. The book referenced by the title is, according critic Charles Wesley Hodell, a soiled collection of documents relating to a Franceschini murder trial that occurred in Florence in 1698, likely assembled by a lawyer at the time, that Browning purchased in the marketplace of San Lorenzo for 1 lira. PROVENANCE: Edward M. Forster (1879-1970) “was an English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist. He is known best for his ironic and well-plotted novels examining class difference and hypocrisy in early 20th-century British society. Forster's humanistic impulse toward understanding and sympathy may be aptly summed up in the epigraph to his 1910 novel Howards End: ‘Only connect…'. His 1908 novel, A Room with a View, is his most optimistic work, while A Passage to India (1924) brought him his greatest success” (Wikipedia). While Forster did not personally know Browning, as he was still a child at the time of Browning's death, he held him in high regard. His reading list at King's College included “Paradise Lost…some Kipling, and a good deal of Robert Browning and Christina Rossetti” (Sarker, p. 22). Note: Sherborne School, Dorset, is the same school attended by Alfred North Whitehead, Alan Turing, Lord Swynnerton, John Cowper Powys, Jeremy Irons, Cecil Day-Lewis, etc. Note: Count Guido Franceschini was found guilty of the murders of his young wife Pompilia Comparini and her parents, having suspected his wife of having an affair with a young cleric, Giuseppe Caponsacchi. “The poem is based on a real-life case. Under Roman law at the time, trials were not held in open court but rather by correspondence, whereupon each witness was required to submit a written statement for future adjudication. Browsing in a flea market in Florence in 1860, Browning came across a large volume of these written statements relating to the 1698 Franceschini case, and bought it on the spot. This volume - later known as the Yellow Book, after the colour of its aged covers - struck Browning as an excellent basis for a poem, but he was unable to get any further than the basic idea and often offered it as a subject to other writers, notably Alfred Tennyson, upon which to base a poem or novel. Luckily for posterity, there were no takers, and following his wife's death and his return to England, Browning revived his old plan for a long poem based on the Roman murder case almost eight years after the idea had first struck him.” Hodell, Charles Wesley. An Essay On Robert Browning's The Ring And The Book. Whitefish, MT: Kessinger, 2006; Sarker, Sunil Kumar. E. M. Forster's A Passage to India. New Delhi: Atlantic, 2007.

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        Zum 5. November 1868 [Festschrift Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg]

      - Unpublished manuscript, The Ehrenberg Family, 1868. Oblong folio (36.0 x 27.0 cm). Full embossed morocco. Boards with gilt borders; front board with gilt title. Iridescent endpapers; top edge gilt; brass clasps.l A unique, personal Liber Amicorum for Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg (1795-1876), arranged chronologically. The album was carefully crafted as a present at Ehrenberg's 50th anniversary as a doctor of science. Its artists are Ehrenberg's daughters Helene (1834-1890), Laura (1836-****), and Clara (1838-after 1905?), and his son Hermann Alexander (1840-****). Clara, the youngest daughter, contributed most; she is also the author of a work titled "Unser Elternhaus: Ein Familienbuch für meine Geschwister und deren Kinder und Enkel" (published in 1905). Clara must have been closest to her father; she also helped him with arranging and filing his huge collections of microscopic specimens (see Lazarus & Jahn, 1998, "Using the Ehrenberg collection"), and drew specimens of Foraminifera and other minute organisms. The work is divided into four parts: "Jugendzeit" (Youth); "Africa"; "Heimath"; and "Neuere reisen" (Later travels). "Jugendzeit" starts with a fine drawing of Ehrenberg's place of birth, Delitzsch in Saxony, a town virtually untouched during the Second World War. Today, most landmark buildings are exactly as drawn by Helene, some 150 years ago. This is followed by a suite of 13 photos (on three leaves) of Schulpforta, a boarding school of Hogwartsian proportions. Being a former Cistercian monastery, Pforta Abbey (built between 1137-1540) is a famous German boarding school for academically gifted children, now called Landesschule Pforta. Notable alumni include the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, the mathematician and astronomer August Ferdinand Möbius, the historian Leopold von Ranke, the poet Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock and, between 1809-1815, Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg. A photo of Leipzig University (destroyed in WWII), from which Ehrenberg graduated in 1818, follows. His thesis dealt with fungi. The next chapter deals with Africa, in particular Egypt and the Red Sea region, including the Sinai dessert, which is represented by a fine drawing by Ehrenbergs daughter Clara, who contributed additional watercolour and pencil views of Tor and Massawa (Eritrea); as well as a 1860's photo of Cairo. Together with Wilhelm Friedrich Hemprich (1796-1825), Ehrenberg travelled through the region twice, collecting natural history specimens. Unfortunately, Hemprich died of fever in Massawa. Returning to Germany, Ehrenberg was elected a member of the Berlin Academy of Sciences and become an assistant professor at the University of Berlin (now Humboldt University - represented by two photographs). He published much of the results of his travels, describing hundreds of new species of animals and plants, mostly in the series "Symbolae physicae", in which Hemprich remained listed as second author. His travels through Russia, together with Alexander von Humboldt, are not recorded; the next illustrations (fine pencil drawings by Clara), are of Wismar (1831), Schoenebeck (1850), and the Biliner Felsen (a mountain near Bílina, Czechia, also visited by Goethe). Another large photo shows Dresden, visited by Ehrenberg in 1844, Boltenhagen (1845; drawn by Clara) and Cambridge (1847; drawn by Clara). Ehrenberg visited Cambridge and Oxford; in Oxford he met Charles Darwin - they remained friends. The following sketch by Clara shows the view from Ehrenberg's house in Berlin, followed by photos from Venice (1853), Hamburg (1854) and a fine drawing by Helene of "Das Grosse Schloss" in Blankenburg im Harz (1856). Hermann contributed one fine, detailed ink drawing of the rear and garden of the "Haus der naturforschenden Freunden zu Berlin". Ehrenberg was a member of the Gesellschaft von naturforschenden Freunden (founded 1773). The building was later altered and then sold (1906); it no longer exists. This is followed by a large photo of the Institu [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Idylls of the King

      68 - London - Edward Moxon and Co., 1868 68 - London - Edward Moxon and Co., 1868 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautifully illustrated edition of Idylls of the King. Comprising ofthe first set of Idylls, Enid, Vivien, Elaine andGuinevere. Illustrated throughout, with 36 engravings and a frontispiece by Gustave Dore. Gustave Dore was a French artist and printmaker. He worked primarily with wood engravings and was commissioned to produce illustrations for manywell known works. Following the success of his illustrations for the Bible hehad a major exhibition of his work in London which led to the foundation of the Dore Gallery in Bond Street. Idylls of the King retells the legend of King Arthur, his knights, his love for Guinevere and her betrayal of him. It follows Arthur's attempt and failure to lift up mankind. Condition: In a full morocco binding. Externally, generally smart with patches of heavy rubbing to the extremities and to the spine. Spine rubbing is heaviest to the raised bands. Hinges are slightly strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with light scattered spots throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        At Home on Furlough.

      Madras: Higginbotham and Co.,, 1868. Octavo. Original green cloth over bevelled boards by C. Foster, titles to spine gilt, double rule frame blocked in blind to covers, yellow endpapers. Binder's ticket to foot of rear pastedown. Slight rubbing to extremities, top edge lightly dust toned; an excellent copy. First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Tudor Trevor, from the author. 18th Nov. 1868, Madras". The recipient was a fellow immigrant and director of the Madras civil orphan asylums. This work is a collection of letters, the majority of which were first published in the Madras Times between September 1866 and December 1867. Lawson was the secretary of the Chamber of Commerce in Salem, a city in the state of Tamil Nadu, and wrote these letters for the entertainment of other British citizens living in India. Uncommon institutionally, with only two copies traced on OCLC.

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        Zum 5. November 1868 [Festschrift Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg]

      Unpublished manuscript, The Ehrenberg Family, 1868. Oblong folio (36.0 x 27.0 cm). Full embossed morocco. Boards with gilt borders; front board with gilt title. Iridescent endpapers; top edge gilt; brass clasps.l A unique, personal Liber Amicorum for Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg (1795-1876), arranged chronologically. The album was carefully crafted as a present at Ehrenberg's 50th anniversary as a doctor of science. Its artists are Ehrenberg's daughters Helene (1834-1890), Laura (1836-****), and Clara (1838-after 1905?), and his son Hermann Alexander (1840-****). Clara, the youngest daughter, contributed most; she is also the author of a work titled "Unser Elternhaus: Ein Familienbuch für meine Geschwister und deren Kinder und Enkel" (published in 1905). Clara must have been closest to her father; she also helped him with arranging and filing his huge collections of microscopic specimens (see Lazarus & Jahn, 1998, "Using the Ehrenberg collection"), and drew specimens of Foraminifera and other minute organisms. The work is divided into four parts: "Jugendzeit" (Youth); "Africa"; "Heimath"; and "Neuere reisen" (Later travels). "Jugendzeit" starts with a fine drawing of Ehrenberg's place of birth, Delitzsch in Saxony, a town virtually untouched during the Second World War. Today, most landmark buildings are exactly as drawn by Helene, some 150 years ago. This is followed by a suite of 13 photos (on three leaves) of Schulpforta, a boarding school of Hogwartsian proportions. Being a former Cistercian monastery, Pforta Abbey (built between 1137-1540) is a famous German boarding school for academically gifted children, now called Landesschule Pforta. Notable alumni include the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, the mathematician and astronomer August Ferdinand Möbius, the historian Leopold von Ranke, the poet Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock and, between 1809-1815, Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg. A photo of Leipzig University (destroyed in WWII), from which Ehrenberg graduated in 1818, follows. His thesis dealt with fungi. The next chapter deals with Africa, in particular Egypt and the Red Sea region, including the Sinai dessert, which is represented by a fine drawing by Ehrenbergs daughter Clara, who contributed additional watercolour and pencil views of Tor and Massawa (Eritrea); as well as a 1860's photo of Cairo. Together with Wilhelm Friedrich Hemprich (1796-1825), Ehrenberg travelled through the region twice, collecting natural history specimens. Unfortunately, Hemprich died of fever in Massawa. Returning to Germany, Ehrenberg was elected a member of the Berlin Academy of Sciences and become an assistant professor at the University of Berlin (now Humboldt University - represented by two photographs). He published much of the results of his travels, describing hundreds of new species of animals and plants, mostly in the series "Symbolae physicae", in which Hemprich remained listed as second author. His travels through Russia, together with Alexander von Humboldt, are not recorded; the next illustrations (fine pencil drawings by Clara), are of Wismar (1831), Schoenebeck (1850), and the Biliner Felsen (a mountain near Bílina, Czechia, also visited by Goethe). Another large photo shows Dresden, visited by Ehrenberg in 1844, Boltenhagen (1845; drawn by Clara) and Cambridge (1847; drawn by Clara). Ehrenberg visited Cambridge and Oxford; in Oxford he met Charles Darwin - they remained friends. The following sketch by Clara shows the view from Ehrenberg's house in Berlin, followed by photos from Venice (1853), Hamburg (1854) and a fine drawing by Helene of "Das Grosse Schloss" in Blankenburg im Harz (1856). Hermann contributed one fine, detailed ink drawing of the rear and garden of the "Haus der naturforschenden Freunden zu Berlin". Ehrenberg was a member of the Gesellschaft von naturforschenden Freunden (founded 1773). The building was later altered and then sold (1906); it no longer exists. This is followed by a large photo of the Institut de France, in Paris, a view from the Seine river that has not changed much in 150 years time. In 1832, Ehrenberg received the institute's "Prix pour Physiologie expérimentale". The "Neuere Reisen" starts with three views of Mount Vesuvius, Capri and Ischia (1858, all by Clara), an old, large photo of Rome's Circus maximus, a bird's eye view of Heligoland (1861), and a large watercolour view of the Jungfrau mountain in the Alps (1860). Next is a very accurate and delicate rendering of the Arctic-alpine plant Dryas octopetula, by Laura, who had married a botanist. This is followed by an oil painting on cardboard by Clara, "Schledorf am Kochelsee. 1862"; an unsigned watercolour (probably also by Clara) of "Unsere Wohnung im Park zu Aigen bei Salzburg. 1862"; another very fine plant drawing by Laura "Cyclamen europaeum", dated 1862, and more views of Central European places, including a watercolour of Nice, in southern France. This is followed by another suite of fine watercolours by Clara, and two more oil paintings in her hand, including a view on the Berner Alps, dated 1867. The final illustration is a mounted photo of the Löwenbrücke im Thiergarten bei Berlin (lion's bridge in the Berlin Zoo), which was built in 1834 and still exists. Loosely inserted are a) a drawing, presumably by Clara, of a wooden house, and b) a photo (ca. 1860-1870) of a street in Berlin, with a view towards the Marienkirche in Berlin Mitte. The use of photographs is peculiar; photographs made in or perhaps a few years previous to 1868 have been included to illustrate localities where Ehrenberg stayed long before photography had even been invented. Several, however, may have been made for this special occasion. Several pages were deliberately left blank, apparently to leave room for additional souvenirs, such as the early Berlin photo and the drawing of a wooden house. Both the map and contents in excellent condition. Truly a "museum piece".

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        The Overland Monthly, 1868-71, Volumes 1-6.

      A. Roman 1868 - he first six annual volumes. Hardcover, green pebbled cloth, gilt titles and logo on spine. Each volume 550-600 pp. First appearance of Bret Harte's The Luck of Roaring Camp, as well as early contributions by Mark Twain and tales and poems by California Bohemian founders Charles Warren Stoddard and Ina Coolbrith. Among the tales and articles in this short run are Harte's "The Luck of Roaring Camp," "Dickens in Camp," and "Plain Language from Truthful James," and Ambrose Bierce's "The Haunted Valley" and "Grizzly Papers," Mark Twain is represented by four travel logs that ultimately formed the basis for A Tramp Abroad. Numerous works by Stoddard and Coolbrith. NOTE: Volume 2 is not hard-bound; it is bound in original green printed wrappers with black buckram spine and in fair condition only: moderate wear, hand-printed paper label attached to spine, moderate edgewear with ¼ cut at lower of back wrapper; internally very good as with other volumes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Child Wife: A Tale of the Two Worlds

      Ward, Lock & Tyler, Warwick House, Paternoster Row, London 1868 - First edition. 3 vols. 8vo. Novel by the Irish born adventurer, soldier, and novelist Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-1883), who tramped the west with Audubon, befriended Edgar Allan Poe, distinguished himself in the Mexican War, where he was wounded in the thigh. He returned to Europe to join the revolution in Bavaria in 1848, then settled in England and began a flourishing literary career. He lived extravagantly, and only the success of an 1866 novel The Headless Horseman saved him from poverty. The Child Wife gives some account of his 1854 courtship of "fifteen-year-old Elizabeth Hyde, daughter of George William Hyde, a Nottingham hosier". Late in life he was crippled by the recurrence of his war wound; "friends helped him obtain back-pay and a pension from the American army" (ODNB). Sadleir 2019; Wolff 5730 Original green cloth, small abrasion below imprint in each volume, else fine [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Das Hochgebirge der Schweiz. Prachtwerk mit 52 der interessantesten Ansichten aus dem Alpen-, Gletscher- und Felsengebiete. Nach Photographien und getreu nach der Natur bearbeitet und in Stahl gestochen von J. F. Rüdisühli, C. Huber u. A. m. Mit topographischem Text von Professor Ed. Osenbrüggen. (1. Ausgabe).

      Basel, Chr. Krüsi, London, Williams & Norgate, Paris, Frank, New-York, B. Westermann, o.J. (1868), - gr. in-4°, 4 Bl. (Vortitel, Titelbl., Inhaltsverz., Vorwort) + 304 Spalten (152 S.) + 52 Original-Stiche einschliesslich gestoch. Titel, stockfleckig, Original H.-Lederband. Erstausgabe, sehr selten. Dieses Buch wurde bald so populär, dass innerhalb von 12 Jahren mehrere Auflagen in deutscher und in französischer Übersetzung erschienen. ?Geschlachtet? wurde dieses Buch zu Hunderten, vor allem wegen seinen schönen Stahlstichen. Diese Erstausgabe ist darum so selten, weil nur diese Ausgabe die Abbildung von der später abgeänderten Ansicht von Zermatt ?Zermat (sic) et le mont Cervin (Valais)?, als sogenannte ?gute Ansicht? beinhaltet. In späteren Ausgaben heisst die Abb. ?Zermatt Ct. Wallis? und wurde aus einem anderem Blickwinkel abgebildet. Die Abb. Grindelwald-Gletscher und Aernen fehlen in unserem Exemplar, dafür ist die Abb. Varen (Valais) eingebunden worden.Sonst komplettes Exemplar dieses Klassikers des alpinen Ansichtenwerkes aus u.a. Graubünden, Berner-Oberland, Glarus und Wallis. Première édition de cet album de 52 vues pittoresques sur les glaciers des Alpes suisses et du Mont-Blanc, avec un texte topographique important. Dans cet exemplaire la vue de ?Aernen? manque, on a relié à sa place ?Varen? La rare vue de ?Zermat et le mont Cervin?, ne figure que dans cette 1ère édition. Bel album Rare et recherché. (Perret. Éditions plus tardives seulement).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Perret 3253 (seulement l'éd. française après l'éd. de 1875 en allemand); Lonchamp 2231; Wäber, BSL III/93 (EA 1868, mit 48 Stahlstichen (sic, Irrtum 52 (oder 54) Stahlstiche). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Panorama vom Pizzo Centrale od. Tritthorn Sanct Gotthard. (Blauberg der Dufourkarte) 3002 Meter über Meer. Im Sommer 1868 aufgenommen u. auf Stein gezeichnet von Albert Heim.

      Zürich, Caesar Schmidt, 1868, - in-8vo gef., 7 S. Text ?Der St. Gotthard? (Buchdr. Zürcher u. Furrer) + 1 gef. farblithogr. Panorama 17.5 x 256.5 cm, Stempeln S.A.C. (Basel), Panorama in Halbleinen mit Orig.-Umschlagbild ?Hôtel du Monte Prosa auf dem St. Gotthard? von Felix Lombardi Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        On Governors.

      London, Taylor and Francis, 1868. 8vo. Contemp. hcalf, richly gilt spine. Spine with gilt lettering. Spine slightly rubbed. A tear to leather at lower compartment, no loss. Marbled edges. In: "Proceeding of the Royal Society", Vol. XVI. X,534 pp. a. 2 plates. (Entire volume offered). Maxwell's paper: pp. 270-283. Internally cean and fine. First printing of this groundbreaking paper being the foundation of control theory - the first significant paper on feedback - the foundation of cybernetics. Norbert Wiener, in his 'Cybernetics', called Maxwell's work "the first significant paper on feed-back" (p.19). In coining the term "cybernetics" to describe the field of control and communication/information theory, Wiener was paying homage to Maxwell's paper as the English word "governor" - the familiar term for the first popular feedback device - derives from the Latin corruption of the Greek "kubernetes". The word means "steersman"; the steering engines of a ship are among the earliest and best developed forms of feedback mechanism. The Concept of feedback, defined by Wiener as "a method of controlling a system by reinserting into it the results of its past performance" (Wiener 1950, 61) was known as far back as the third century B.C., but did not take off until the later part of the eighteenth century, when James Watt's invention of the centrifugal governor (1788) sparked an immediate rise in the creation of other feedback control devices. "During the 19th century countless feedback devices were invented for a multitude of purposes ... The dynamic problems of speed regulation provided the motive for the first attempts at formulating a mathematical theory of automatic control" (Mayr 1970, 131). Maxwell's was one of the earliest attempts, following the device described in George Biddell Airy's paper "The regulator of the clock-work for effecting uniform movement of equatorials" (1840-51). Origins of Cyberspace 337.

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        A Treatise on Coast-Defence. Based on the experience gained by officers of the Corps of Engineers of the Army of the Confederated States, and compiled from official reports of officers of the Navy of the United States, made during the late North American War from 1861 to 1865.

      London: Spon, 1868. xviii, 326 S. mit 2 colorierten Tafeln sowie 15 (von 16) mehrfach gefalteten Plänen und Karten; gr. 8°; gebunden, Orig.-Leinen mit Goldprägung, Kopfgoldschnitt; Tafel 1 fehlt. Einbandrücken vom Buchbinder restauriert. Einband insgesamt etwas fleckig und unfrisch, 2 Falttafeln mit Einriß. Sonst schönes Exemplar! /vitrine Versand D: 5,90 EUR

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1868 - 1868 Wisden Original Wrappers Exceptional Condition

      On offer here is an 1868 Wisden in it's original wrappers and in quite exceptional condition. The front and rear wrappers are flat and bright and unmarked. There is an ownership name to the top of the front wrapper. The spine is complete with the year ""1868"" written in ink to the spine. The book is entirely original and without any restoration at all. The contents of the book are in fine, clean condition. This copy together with the 1864 that I have listed are probably the finest editions of the first 15 years that I have been able to offer for sale.

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        The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

      J. B. Lippincott & Co. 1868 - 409 pp. First American trade edition. Pebbled green cloth binding with gilt stamping, beveled edges. Very Good with light lean to spine, patch of cloth slightly lifted from the board at the top edge of the front cover, cloth lightly rubbed, pages toned. A very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Farewell to the World of Richard Bishop, Who Now Lies Under Sentence.

      1868 - London, 1868. 9 1/2" x 7 1/2" Annoyed to Death [Broadside]. [Execution]. [Great Britain]. Farewell to the World of Richard Bishop, Who Now Lies Under Sentence of Death in Maidstone Gaol, For the Murder of Alfred Cartwright. London: H. Disley, Printer, [1868]. 9-1/2" x 7-1/2" verse broadside. Main text in two columns separated by rules. Some toning, creasing and a few minor stains, contemporary annotations to verso, otherwise fine. $500. * A broadside ballad issued before the public hanging of Bishop for the murder of his neighbor, Cartwright. The murder was provoked by a shouting match between Bishop and another man on a nearby street that woke Cartwright. Irritated, he called the police. Bishop was arrested and an angry Cartwright followed him and the policemen, proclaiming angrily that he intended to press charges against his noisy neighbor. Angered by his taunting, Bishop broke free of the police and stabbed Cartwright to death. Bishop was sentenced at the Old Bailey but hanged outside Maidstone Prison, Kent, 27 days later. It was the last public execution to take place in Kent, less than a month before the last public execution in England, which occurred in London on May 26, 1868. Our copy is probably a printer's proof. It is printed on scrap paper watermarked 1844 and has an unrelated annotation dated 1848 to its verso. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Die Alpen-Pflanzen Deutschlands und der Schweiz in colorirten Abbildungen nach der Natur in natürlicher Grösse. Mit systematisch geordnetem Text von C.A. Kranz.

      München, Christian Kaiser, 1867-1868. - 2. Aufl. 4 Bände (3 Bde. + Supplementbd.). 13x9 cm. 16 S., 21 S., Tafel 1-100, 16 S.; 1 Bl., 19 S., Tafel 101-200, 16 S.; 1 Bl., 19 S., Tafel 201-300, 16 S.; Kolor. Vortitel, 27 S., Tafel 301-400, 6 S., 2 S. Anz. Grüne OLn.-Bde. mit goldgepr. Einbandverzierung. Nissen 2119. - 2. Auflage in 3 Bänden und Supplementband mit 400 kolorierten Tafeln mit Pflanzennamen in Lateinisch und Deutsch. - (Stellenweise leicht fleckig. Einige Bogen lose, v.a. im 3. und 4. Band). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hamburger Bilderbogen: 6 Hefte der Reihe ( so vollständig ) mit: Unsere Krieger in Wort und Bild / Unsere Dienstmädchen / Unsere Kinderwelt / Unsere Lait / Aus dem Bühnenleben ...

      (.../ Unser Tagewerk. ) ( Ohne Erscheinungsjahr - ca. 1868 - 1871 erschienen ). Das erste Heft *Unsere Krieger* mit 12 n.n. Blättern mit zahlreichen schwarz-weißen Holzstich-Illustrationen, die Folgehefte mit jeweils 10 n. n. Blättern mit großen schwarz-weißen Holzstichillustrationen. Jeweils in OBroschur ( die Krieger in illustrierter OBroschur ), Folio ( 37 x 24 cm ). Die Broschur jeweils fleckig, teils mit starken Randläsionen, angeknickt, mit Nummerierung. Die erste Bilderbogensammlung *Unsere Krieger in Wort und Bild* schlechter Erhaltung: Die Broschur hier mit starken Randläsionen. Innen Papier der Bilderbögen jeweils stärker zeitbedingt gebräunt, teils etwas fleckig, teils mit Randläsionen ( einige Blätter auch stärker ), teils angeknickt oder eselsohrig. Zusammen 6 Hefte. - außerordentlich selten - ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 350 Gramm ) ( Literatur: Rump, Hamburger Künstlerlexikon, Seite 128 )( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics at request )

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        Aus der Rothenburger Chronik. Zwei Erzählungen.

      Tothenburg o. Tauber. Verlag der P. J. Beck'schen Buchhandlung. 1868 - 2 Bll., 360, (1) Seiten u. zwei Seiten mit Verlagsanzeigen. Halbleinwand-Einband der Zeit mit Rückentitel u. marmorierten Deckeln. (Einband teils berieben. Rückenkante brüchig u. teils eingerissen. Papier teils fleckig). 19x12 cm * Einzige Ausgabe. Sehr selten! Enthält die beiden Erzählungen: Heinrich Topler's Ende (Ein Bild mittelalterlichen Lebens) und Die Nordenberger (Erzählung aus Rothenburgs Vorzeit). Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 650

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        Hamburger Bilderbogen: 6 Hefte der Reihe ( so vollständig ) mit: Unsere Krieger in Wort und Bild / Unsere Dienstmädchen / Unsere Kinderwelt / Unsere Lait / Aus dem Bühnenleben ...

      J.F.Richter Hamburg (.../ Unser Tagewerk. ) ( Ohne Erscheinungsjahr - ca. 1868 - 1871 erschienen ). Das erste Heft *Unsere Krieger* mit 12 n.n. Blättern mit zahlreichen schwarz-weißen Holzstich-Illustrationen, die Folgehefte mit jeweils 10 n. n. Blättern mit großen schwarz-weißen Holzstichillustrationen. Jeweils in OBroschur ( die Krieger in illustrierter OBroschur ), Folio ( 37 x 24 cm ). Die Broschur jeweils fleckig, teils mit starken Randläsionen, angeknickt, mit Nummerierung. Die erste Bilderbogensammlung *Unsere Krieger in Wort und Bild* schlechter Erhaltung: Die Broschur hier mit starken Randläsionen. Innen Papier der Bilderbögen jeweils stärker zeitbedingt gebräunt, teils etwas fleckig, teils mit Randläsionen ( einige Blätter auch stärker ), teils angeknickt oder eselsohrig. Zusammen 6 Hefte. - außerordentlich selten - ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 350 Gramm ) ( Literatur: Rump, Hamburger Künstlerlexikon, Seite 128 )( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Christian Förster, J.F. Richter, Bilderbogen, Hamburger Bilderbogen, Krieger, Dienstmädchen, Kinder, Leute, Bühnenleben, Tagewerk, Karikatur, Humor, Humoresken, Holzstich, Goog

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        Singapore: Album with Twelve Albumen Prints of Singapore, plus others of India etc

      Contemporary green leather photography album, circa 1870. Very rare and fascinating early album of photographs, primarily of Singapore. Twelve albumen prints of Singapore, plus others of India, Scotland, and numerous small size prints of family and personal nature of the original owner. Date: some images 1860's, others early 1870's. In a contemporary album, 23cm x 28.5cm, full green leather tooled in gilt. Singapore images all approx 24cm x 18cm. Images in order they appear in the album: St Andrew's Cathedral; three Malay warriors with spears and shields; John Little & Co. at Raffles Place (poss: John Thomson); Padang with St Andrew's, the Masonic Lodge and part of the Family Hotel; Raffles Place with John Gemmill's Fountain; Malay workers resting; Town Hall and Court House from the Padang; a fine image of City Hall; View of the Harbour from Pearl's Hill; Dalhousie Obelisk behind trees; study of a palm tree; Boat Quay from Fort Canning. Internally clean and fine. Boards rubbed and bottom 2'' of spine missing.

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        The Child Wife: A Tale of the Two Worlds

      London: Ward, Lock & Tyler, Warwick House, Paternoster Row, 1868. First edition. 3 vols. 8vo. Original green cloth, small abrasion below imprint in each volume, else fine. First edition. 3 vols. 8vo. Novel by the Irish born adventurer, soldier, and novelist Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-1883), who tramped the west with Audubon, befriended Edgar Allan Poe, distinguished himself in the Mexican War, where he was wounded in the thigh. He returned to Europe to join the revolution in Bavaria in 1848, then settled in England and began a flourishing literary career. He lived extravagantly, and only the success of an 1866 novel The Headless Horseman saved him from poverty. The Child Wife gives some account of his 1854 courtship of "fifteen-year-old Elizabeth Hyde, daughter of George William Hyde, a Nottingham hosier". Late in life he was crippled by the recurrence of his war wound; "friends helped him obtain back-pay and a pension from the American army" (ODNB). Sadleir 2019; Wolff 5730

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        Hamburger Bilderbogen: 6 Hefte der Reihe ( so vollständig ) mit: Unsere Krieger in Wort und Bild / Unsere Dienstmädchen / Unsere Kinderwelt / Unsere Lait / Aus dem Bühnenleben .

      J.F.Richter, Hamburg - (./ Unser Tagewerk. ) ( Ohne Erscheinungsjahr - ca. 1868 - 1871 erschienen ). Das erste Heft *Unsere Krieger* mit 12 n.n. Blättern mit zahlreichen schwarz-weißen Holzstich-Illustrationen, die Folgehefte mit jeweils 10 n. n. Blättern mit großen schwarz-weißen Holzstichillustrationen. Jeweils in OBroschur ( die Krieger in illustrierter OBroschur ), Folio ( 37 x 24 cm ). Die Broschur jeweils fleckig, teils mit starken Randläsionen, angeknickt, mit Nummerierung. Die erste Bilderbogensammlung *Unsere Krieger in Wort und Bild* schlechter Erhaltung: Die Broschur hier mit starken Randläsionen. Innen Papier der Bilderbögen jeweils stärker zeitbedingt gebräunt, teils etwas fleckig, teils mit Randläsionen ( einige Blätter auch stärker ), teils angeknickt oder eselsohrig. Zusammen 6 Hefte. - außerordentlich selten - ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 350 Gramm ) ( Literatur: Rump, Hamburger Künstlerlexikon, Seite 128 )( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        AB-SA-RA-KA HOME OF THE CROWS: Being the Experience of an Officer's Wife on the Plains

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1868. 284 pages of text. Original binding is lightly to moderately worn, rebacked, with original spine laid-down; protected in archival mylar. Illustrated with a folding map, with some repairs. Several pages have minor soiling or discoloration, and some pages are not the same length indicating that the pages were loose before rebacking. Howes C175; Field 244: The most valuable portion of the book is that in which she gives the personal narrations of some restored captives, scarely to be deemed happy in surviving the awful massacre of their families. A previous owner's bookplate on on the inside front cover: Charles Carpenter. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Flore Illustré de Nice et des Alpes-Maritimes. Iconographie des Orchidées

      Caisson et Mignon, 1868. Quarto Illustrated with 63 hand coloured full page plates (all plates present) skillfully re-backed in half green morocco over green marbled boards, lettered in gilt on spine, marbled endpapers and speckled edges Barla was Director of the Museum of Natural History in Nice and the volume is an important book on the orchids of southern France Slight rubbing of slightly repaired corners, else fine [Nissen BBI, 78. Stafleu & Cowan Suppl. I, 20.221]

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        Teilnachlaß der Familie Niemetschek-Neuling-Richter.

      Sadska, Prag, Wien u. a. O., 1784-1868. - Über 100 Briefe, Dokumente und Notizen von, an und zu Franz Xaver Niemetschek und Familie. Umfangreicher Teilnachlaß aus der direkten Nachkommenschaft des ersten Mozartbiographen. Zwar enthalten die Dokumente keine neuen Informationen zu Mozart selbst, jedoch werfen sie neues Licht auf das bislang nur unvollständig erfaßte Leben Niemetscheks und beleuchten darüber hinaus facettenreich das groß- und bildungsbürgerliche Milieu der Biedermeierzeit in Wien und Böhmen. Insbesondere die Diskussion, ob Niemetschek Mozart jemals persönlich begegnet ist, erhält neue Nahrung durch den Beleg, daß der früh musikbegeisterte Gelehrte (selbst Pianist) während seiner Studienzeit in Prag 1787 durchaus Gelegenheit hatte, Mozart bei seinen Auftritten zu sehen. - Der im böhmischen Sadská geborene Schulmann F. X. Niemetschek war schon 1778 als Schüler nach Prag gekommen; ab 1794 war er Erzieher und Unterkunftgeber des neunjährigen Carl Thomas Mozart (bis 1797). Seine Frau Theresia (geb. Schnell), Tochter eines Prager Kaufmanns und in den frühen 1790er Jahren eine der gefragtesten Hutmacherinnen der Stadt, hatte im Prager Salon des Pianisten F. X. Duschek und seiner Frau Josephine die Familie Mozart bereits 1787 kennengelernt. Während Friedrich Schlichtegroll, der andere frühe Biograph Mozarts, seine Kenntnisse über den Musiker nur von dessen Salzburger Freund Albert von Mölk und der Schwester Maria Anna Mozart bezog (weswegen sein Bericht die Jugend Mozarts ausführlicher behandelt und die Wiener Zeit geringer gewichtet), hatte Niemetschek die Witwe Constanze als Gewährsfrau. Er konnte den Komponisten deshalb jedenfalls nach den Mitteilungen Constanzes, denen der Duscheks und seiner eigenen Gattin, nach umstrittener Auffassung aber wahrscheinlich auch aus kurzer persönlicher Kenntnis schildern. 1798 erschien unter Constanzes Mitarbeit seine berühmte erste Mozartbiographie (eine frühere Fassung soll bereits im Vorjahr bei Kasper Widtmann in Prag erschienen sein, doch ist kein Exemplar bekannt). - Im Jahre 1799 wurde Niemetscheks Tochter Theresia geboren, 1802 sein Sohn Franz Xaver d. J. Im gleichen Jahr wurde er als Professor der Philosophie an die Prager Universität berufen. Theresia heiratete 1820 den Wiener Hausbesitzer und Geschäftsmann Bruno Neuling, Eigentümer des weitläufigen Hauses "Zum goldenen Hirschen" in der Wiener Leopoldstadt, wo 1834-86 zahlreiche Mitglieder der Musikerfamilie Strauß wohnen sollten. Nach dessen Tod 1829 heiratete Theresia schon 1830 in zweiter Ehe Franz Richter, einen engen Freund ihres Bruders. Niemetschek zog nach seiner Pensionierung zu seiner Tochter nach Wien, wo er im 83. Lebensjahr starb. - Der vorliegende Teilnachlaß umfaßt die Lebenszeit des Mozartbiographen und seiner beiden Kinder bis Anfang der 1860er Jahre. Die Dokumente vermitteln ein detailreiches Bild des privaten Lebens der bürgerlichen Bildungsschicht im Vormärz: Sie betreffen Familienfeiern, finanzielle Abrechnungen, lästige Vormundschaftspflichten, medizinische Ratschläge und Hausmittel, häufige Verwandtenbesuche in Sadská und Zebus sowie die romantischen und beruflichen Wirren Franz Niemetscheks des Jüngeren, aber auch Grüße von Carl Mozart und anderen befreundeten Musikern, Versuche zur Konversion evangelischer Freunde zum Katholizismus und die Umbrüche der Revolution 1848 in Wien und Böhmen, darunter Augenzeugenberichte aus Sadská und ein aus Angst vor der Zensur anonymisierter Brief eines nach Boston ausgewanderten revolutionären Verwandten. - Detaillierte Verlistung auf Anfrage.

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        Mobile per uso scolastico adibito all'insegnamento della religione.

      Herder, 1868. Mobile in legno, alto cm. 55, lungo cm. 59, profondo cm. 20. Sul lato sinistro si notano due manopole che fanno girare due perni, sempre in legno, su cui scorre un nastro in carta forte formato da 34 incisioni , di Heineman, a colori che riproducono dalla Creazione del mondo, alla nascita di Gesù , per terminare con la Pentecoste. Sotto ogni incisione è scritta una breve didascalia in lingua tedesca a carattere gotico. L'incisione raffigurante l'Ultima cena presenta un piccolo restauro. Perfettamente funzionante.

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        Pinus pinaster (Maritime Pine)

      Edinburgh & London 1868 - Hand-coloured lithograph by Robert Black. Sheet size: 21 5/8 x 16 inches. A very fine plate from Ravenscroft's 'The Pinetum Britannicum. A Descriptive Account of Hardy Coniferous Trees' Ravenscroft's work is the third (in order of publication) of the three great coniferous iconographies of the nineteenth century, following Bedford and Lambert. The very fine plates fall into two categories: botanical studies of details of the needles and fruit of the individual trees, and landscape studies of examples of individual trees in their natural habitat. This plate is an outstanding example of the former group, here drawn by James Black and lithographed by Robert Black. Cf. Nissen BBI 1588; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p.127; cf. Stafleu & Cowan 8685.

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        Les Anamorphoses.

      Lithographie Walter Frères, Paris 1868 - 24 planches (20 x 16 cm) lithographiées en couleurs, conservées dans un étui, cartonnage illustré (restauré) de l'éditeur. Très beau jeu complet des 24 anamorphoses en couleurs lithographiées par Walter Frères à Paris sous le Second Empire qui mêle les personnages tels le Chat botté, Arlequin, Pierrot etc., aux personnalités comme Napoléon III et l'impératrice Eugénie. Telory était le pseudonyme de Henri Emy, dessinateur et lithographe, productif à partir de 1840 ; auteur M. de Lacanardière, Emy collabora à la Silhouette, au Journal pour rire, à l'illustration des Contes de Boccace, La Grande ville, Les Français peints par eux-mêmes, etc. Bel exemplaire complet de son étui illustré. Grand-Carteret, p. 640. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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