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        Deseret furst bok [First Book]

      1868. (YOUNG, Brigham) DESERET UNIVERSITY. [The Deseret furst bok by the Regents of the Yionivursti]. [Salt Lake City: Deseret University], 1868. 12mo, original half brown cloth, printed paper boards; pp. 36. $1650.Scarce first edition of the first book printed in Brigham Young’s experimental “Deseret Alphabet,” illustrated with wood-engraved title page and 23 in-text woodcuts.In 1852, a committee called by Brigham Young, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, began preparing a new alphabet. “President Young hoped to simplify English spelling in order to speed literacy learning by immigrants and children. The committee consisted of Parley P. Pratt, Orson Pratt, Heber C. Kimball, George D. Watt and others. (Watt had learned shorthand in England, which proved influential.) After two years, the group came up with a set of 38 characters. Every character had ‘a fixed and unalterable sound and every word is spelled with reference to given sounds.’ A type font was manufactured in St. Louis and used in Salt Lake to publish a few items during the 1850s and 1860s. Despite lack of enthusiastic response from the public, the project crept along, culminating in 1869 in the printing of the entire Book of Mormon” (Brigham Young University). Two school readers, of which the present volume is the first, preceded the Book of Mormon, each of which was published in an edition of 10,000 copies. “Although few of these books were sold, some Sunday schools as well as territorial schools used them. In 1873 Pratt estimated the cost of printing a meager library of 1000 titles at $5 million—prohibitively expensive for a sparse population in a subsistence economy. Those already literate had little incentive to learn the Deseret Alphabet, while illiterates would have had very little to read. The death of President Young in 1877 marked the end of efforts on its behalf” (Encyclopedia of Mormonism). With wood-engraved title page and 23 in-text woodcut vignettes, mostly depicting children at work, school and play. Flake & Draper 2817. Typed letter regarding bibliography affixed to front pastedown.A very nearly fine copy.

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        Constitutional View of the Late War Between the States

      1868. First Edition . Signed. STEPHENS, Alexander. A Constitutional View of the Late War Between the States. Philadelphia, Cincinnati and Atlanta; Chicago and St. Louis: National Publishing and Zeigler McCurdy, (1868-70). Two volumes bound in one. Octavo, 20th-century three-quarter brown morocco gilt, raised bands, top edge gilt. $15,000.First edition of the “most elaborate—and best—argument for the constitutional validity of the doctrine of state sovereignty and the right of secession” (Howes), written by the Vice President of the Confederacy, Alexander Stephens. Very scarce presentation copy with a dedication letter entirely penned, signed, and dated by Stephens bound in at the front, which reads in part: ""In this Book will be found as the author thinks not only the true principles of the Constitution of the United States of America; but a truthful exposition of the real cause, character and conduct of the late [war] between those States…""Alexander Stephens had a remarkable career, rising from youthful poverty and overcoming extreme physical frailty to be one of the most influential American politicians and constitutional thinkers of the 19th century. After success as a lawyer earned him a fortune, Stephens served in the Georgia legislatures and then the U.S. House of Representatives from 1839 to 1859, where he was friendly with Abraham Lincoln. He then served as vice president of the Confederacy throughout the Civil War. As the war progressed Stephens was increasingly at odds with President Jefferson Davis, and was one of the leader of efforts for a peace settlement; he was one of the three Confederate leaders to meet with Lincoln at the Hampton Roads Peace Conference. After the war he was imprisoned for five months, during which time he began work on the present work. Stephens was fully reconciled to the outcome of the war, and served again in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1873 until his election as Governor of Georgia in 1882 (he died the same year). The dedication letter from Stephens bound into the front matter reads: ""In this Book will be found as the author thinks not only the true principles of the Constitution of the United States of America; but a truthful exposition of the real cause, character and conduct of the late [war] between those States with its results up to the time at which it was written. Mr. Pliny Freeman the author hopes will give it at least a careful as well as thorough and impartial perusal. Washington D.C. 18 Feby 1874. Alexander H. Stephens."" The 20 plates include 16 portraits and, in Volume II, a map of Manassas and three facsimiles of autograph correspondence between the author and Abraham Lincoln. With two leaves of publisher's advertisements bound in at rear of Volume II; Volume I without leaf of ads at rear. A typed transcript of Stephens' statement has been bound in as well. Eicher 174. Howes S938. In Tall Cotton 173. Nicholson, 800. Work, 368. See Sabin 91279; Wright 1075. The recipient, Pliny Freeman, was a New York actuary who controlled one of the first mutual insurance companies, New York Life, for many years. He spent much time in Washington in the 1860s and '70s lobbying Congress.Internally clean and fresh. A handsomely bound volume in fine condition, most desirable with Stephens' manuscript statement.

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        L'Aéronaute. Bulletin mensuel illustré de la navigation aérienne: Tête de collection : du N°1 d'Avril 1868 au N°12 de la 8ème année, soient 117 fascicules

      Head rare collection of first edition of this revue.bindings half marine shagreen, back with five nerves set with golden threads and double blind fillets, small traces of some minor friction back, marbled paper boards, some small traces scratches on portions guards and contreplats of handmade paper, first boards of each issue and kept most of the second flat, binders of époque.Nombreuses illustrations.Quelques small foxing without gravité.Première aerospace publication, after a first failed attempt in 1864 by Aeronaut Nadar: "The child that I have not been able to grow is now up to you, sir, and it is I who thank you for adoption." Contibutions Nadar, Hureau de Villeneuve, the Duke of Argyll, Charles Delcourt, joseph Pliny the Landelle Gustave, Charles De Louvrié, Croce-Spinelli, Albert Bertaux, Arwed Salives, EJ Marey, the Boisrouvray Maurice Alexander Pillet, Yves Guillot Felix Caron, James and Charles Chavoutier. W. Fonvielle, Tridon Louis, Alphonse Pénaud, J. Janssen, Mondot de la Gorce, Pierre Thomas, Paul Bert, Dupuy de Lome, aurel saco, Marcel devic, Renoir, Dr Petard, Gaston Tissandier ... Became a badge rarity, this review constittue an important testimony of the aviation adventure and concurrency between the lightest and heaviest that air.Ensemble a badge rareté.Nous offer for sale or the complete set which concerning the first eight years (2500 euros), or year by year (April 1868 - December 1869: EUR 750; January 1870 - December 1871: EUR 700; January 1872 - December 1873: EUR 700; January 1874 - December 1875: 700 euros ). --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Aux bureaux et à la rédaction de la revue l'Aéronaute Paris Avril 1868 - Décembre 1875 15,5x23,5cm 117 fascicules reliés en 4 volumes

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        Exposition de 1867. Délégation des ouvriers relieurs

      - Au siège de la commission, Paris 1868-1869-1875, 11,5x18,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - First Edition. Associazioni completi vitello ghiacciato caramello, torna con cinque nervi set con fili d'oro ornati con scatole tripla medaglia d'oro del titolo di cioccolato marocco, numero del volume parte marocco menta, date e luoghi code dorate, le ruote d'oro sui cappelli, cornici triple filetti dorati sulle copertine, graffi minori su lastre piccole, dorate sui tagli, che incorniciano una vasta pizzo oro sulle guardie, tutte, belle rilegature dorate poi firmato fette F. Bouche. Libro Illustrato 9 tavole associazioni. Raro e finissima copia, completa in due volumi, superbamente preparati. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliures en plein veau glacé caramel, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets dorés ornés de triples caissons dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin chocolat, pièce de tomaison de maroquin menthe, dates et lieux dorés en queues, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, encadrements de triples filets dorés sur les plats, infimes épidermures sans gravité sur les plats, filets dorés sur les coupes, encadrement d'une large dentelle dorée sur les gardes, toutes tranches dorées, superbes reliures de l'époque signées de F. Bouché. Ouvrage illustré de 9 planches de reliures. Rare et très bel exemplaire, complet en deux volumes, superbement établi.

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        The Special Operations of War, comprising The Forcing and Defence of Defiles; The Forcing and Defence of Rivers, and the Passage of Rivers in retreat: The Attack and Defence of Open Towns and Villages; the Conduct of Detachments for Special Purposes; and Notes on Tactical Operations in Sieges

      Providence: Sidney S. Rider & Brother, 1868. First edition. Hard Cover. good. Octavo. 126pp Red cloth. Gilt lettering to front cover. illustrated. Inscribed and signed " with author's regards". Large stain to front cover. Binding tight. Following the Civil War, General Lippitt wrote four military books, A Treatise on the Tactical Use of The Three Arms, Infantry, Artillery, and Cavalry in 1865, A treatise on intrenchments in 1866, The Special Operations of War: comprising the forcing and defence of defiles; the forcing and defence of rivers in retreat; the attack and defence of open towns and villages; the conduct of detachments for special purposes; and notes on tactical operations in sieges in 1868, and Field service in war: Comprising marches, camps and cantonments, outposts, convoys, reconnaissances, foraging, and notes on logistics in 1869.

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        Four (4) menus with original envelopes for the First through Fourth Annual Dinners of the Veteran Association of the Hartford City Guard plus an announcement and dance card associated with the events 1868-1871

      - Four (4) different menus for the annual dinner of the association. Each menu with the first being January 8, 1868 includes the Officers, Music, Bill of Fare and Programme of the Evening. Each menu measures 8 3/4" x 6 1/4". Each with it's original envelope. Also includes an anouncement for the meeting to adopt the Constituion and elect Officers for the ensuing year, dated Nov. 21st, 1867. The final item in the grouping is a dance card for Sociables of the Hartford City Guard for 1-12-1870. Some discoloration The Veteran Association of the Hartford City Guard was organized on November 26, 1867. It was composed of those persons who were active or honorary members of the Hartford City Guard prior to July 5, 1865. The Association’s main objective was social with the intention "to keep alive old and pleasant memories and perpetuation of recollections of the old Company." Each year they held a reunion on the second Wednesday of January. The first reunion was held on January 8, 1868. At their 50th reunion held in 1917, it was agreed that it should be the last reunion.

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        Madeleine Férat

      First edition which has not been derived great papers. Bound in half green morocco with corners, back with five nerves, when tail, covers and spine preserved, antique binding. lightened spine deficiencies restored on the flat and back covers. Nice copy free of foxing. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! A. Lacroix Paris 1868 12,5x19cm relié

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        CHARLOTTE'S INHERITANCE. A Novel by the author of Lady Audley's Secret, Aurora Floyd, etc. etc. etc.

      iv, 414, 4 ad's pages. Frontispiece and pictorial half-title. Original blue cloth gilt.Octavo. First edition. Top outer corner of the front boards bumped; some light marking on boards; else an excellent copy.

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        Finely penned document signed, in English, (1819-1901, from 1837 Queen of Great Britain)

      1868 - to the President of Peru (José Balta, 1816-1872, President from 1868), acknowledging his letter saying that Don Francisco de Rivero's resignation as Peruvian Ambassador had been accepted, assuring him "that the language and conduct of Mr. de Rivero . have been such as to merit Our Approbation and Esteem, and to maintain and improve the relations of Friendship and good Understanding" between their countries, and recommending the President "to the Protection of the Almighty", signed also by George Villiers, 4th Earl of CLARENDON, (1800-1870, Foreign Secretary 1853-1858, 1865-1868 and 1868-1870), 2 sides 12½" x 8" black-edged and conjugate blank, Windsor Castle, 12th December [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Lettera autografa firmata a Jules Boucoiran. Bruyere, 18 Mars 1868

      1868. 4 pp. in-8, vergate recto verso e busta con indirizzo. Lunga ed interessante lettera indirizzata a Jules Boucoiran, amico di George Sand e precettore dei suoi figli. Juliette Adam nata Lambert (1836 -1936) fu scrittrice, amica di George Sand e di Yuliana Glinka, pubblicò i primi romanzi di Paul Bourget e Le Calvaire, incoraggiò gli inizi letterari di Alexandre Dumas figlio e Léon Daudet. Lo scritto parla dell'amicizia, dell'ammirazione e del sentimento provato dalla Lambert verso la Sand. "Je sens en moi sa presence reele à tout instant. Elle est ma religion..il me faut dans l'humain et le vivant des admirations passionnées, je cherche et je veux des divinités terresteres. Madame Sand qui m'a donné son esprit pas son c?ur, la raison de tous mes enthousiasmes est l'amie divine et vivant que je deavais trouver. Je ne lui demande rien que d'etre et de melaisser la regarder et idolatre..». Interessante ed appassionata lettera.

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        A Treatise on the Constitutional Limitations Which Rest Upon the Legislative Power of the States of the American Union

      First edition of Cooley's magnum opus, a work admired by Holmes and used by him in his undergraduate course on constitutional law at Harvard, described by his principal biographer as "the most fecund source of laissez faire constitutional principles". Modern sheep, crimson morocco label, gilt, some markings and an occasional notation, else a very good copy; with an eight page Little Brown catalogue. Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1868.

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        Original Political Cartoon, in pencil, signed with his monogram 'JT', (Sir John, 1820-1914, Caricaturist & Illustrator of 'Alice in Wonderland')

      1868 - of the Angel of Peace confronting Napoleon III in civilian dress, who attempts to disarm her by raising his hat to her, she points to the numbers of soldiers listed on a sheet in her hand, 'L'Armée Françoise 800,000' and 'Garde Nationale 400,000', in the background French troops are marching past with fixed bayonets, 8" x 6¼" in margins 10½" x 7½" on stiff paper, lightly held in a folding window mount 14½" x 12¼", no place, no date, but The two figures are finely drawn, the soldiers behind them lightly indicated. This drawing appeared in 'Punch' on 18th January 1868, (Vol. 54, p. 27), under the title 'A Peace Movement (?)', with a short interchange printed below. Peace asks 'Pray, what does this mean, Your Majesty?'. Napoleon III replies, 'Entirely in your interest, dear Madam, Special Constables, merely - My Special Constables'. A similar figure of Peace occurs in Tenniel's drawing of 29th September 1866 (Vol. 50, page 133, 'Vulcan's Best Customer'). Vulcan complains that thanks to her, his Cyclops have all downed tools, and he is left to fulfil the massive orders, listed in the corner of that drawing, by himself. Both drawings refer to the great rearmament by France and Germany following the German Civil War in 1866, which culminated in the war of 1870. 'Special Constables' were much in the news in Great Britain, large numbers having been drafted in to cope with the Fenians. Tenniel was the chief political cartoonist for 'Punch' from 1864 to 1901. It is fascinating to compare this drawing with the 'Punch' version (photocopy included) and to see how the engraver has heightened certain effects, such as Napoleon III's ingratiating pose, the details of Peace's wings, and her expression of disapproval.

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        A Walking Tour of Normandy

      Richard Bentley, 1868-01-01. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Blue cloth. 1870 Christmas prize book-plate. Green cloth. Gilt edged. Some signature's binding strings are loosening. Robust packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide

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        Ouvrage publié par ordre de S. M. L'Empéreur...: DOLLFUS, A. & DE MONT-SERRAT, E. Voyage Géologique dans les Républiques de Guatemala et de Salvador.

      Paris, Imprimerie Impériale, 1868. Folio (367 x 275mm) pp. (4), ix, (1), 539, with 18 (3 folded and coloured) plates. Publisher's printed wrappers. The complete geological section of this famous expedition to Mexico and Central America. The complete publication report contains 13 volumes and was never finished. Publication started in 1868 and the last part was published in 1909. "... Napoleon III had set up a puppet government [in Mexico] under Archduke Maximilian of Austria, but with the latter's overthrow and execution Bocourt had to collect in Guatemala and adjacent countries" (Adler II p. 44). "Alexander von Humboldt was the first to explore the Mexican volcanoes... The volcanoes of Guatemala and San Salvador were described in 1868 by M. Dollfus-Montserrat..."(Zittel p.274-5). The plates contain amongst others 1 large folded coloured geological map, 2 smaller ones and plates 8-18 concern volcanoes. A very scarce and beautifully produced work printed by the Imperial printing-office.//B.M. (Nat. Hist. II) 604-605.

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        De la terre à la lune

      - J. Hetzel 1868, Grd. in-8 (18x27,5cm), relié. - Edition originale illustrée, de 41 gravures et une carte par de Montaut ; comportant la célèbre inversion des illustrations aux pages 25 et 32. Rare. Premier cartonnage dit "aux bouquets de roses du 3e type", signé au bas du dos Charles Magnier, à la couleur brun van dick. Percaline finement grainée. Hormis les coiffes légèrement frottés et repliés, magnifique exemplaire, exempt de rousseurs. Coins bien droits et pincés, les deux coins droits supérieurs ayant subi une légère restauration, ainsi que le mors supérieur en queue. Précieux. Un des titres mythiques de Jules Verne, dans lequel le Gun club de Baltimore décide de faire voyager des hommes vers la lune par le moyen d'un canon. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée, de 41 gravures et une carte par de Montaut ; comportant la célèbre inversion des illustrations aux pages 25 et 32. Rare. Premier cartonnage dit "aux bouquets de roses du 3e type", signé au bas du dos Charles Magnier, à la couleur brun van dick. Percaline finement grainée. Hormis les coiffes légèrement frottés et repliés, magnifique exemplaire, exempt de rousseurs et parfaitement frais (hormis une légère tache ou deux). Coins bien droits et pincés, les deux coins droits supérieurs ayant subi une légère restauration, ainsi que le mors supérieur en queue. Précieux. Un des titres mythiques de science fiction de Jules Verne, dans lequel le Gun club de Baltimore décide de faire voyager des hommes vers la lune par le moyen d'un canon. C'est la troisième oeuvre de l'auteur, après Cinq semaines en ballon et Voyage au centre de la terre. On sait combien l'imagination basée sur les connaissances scientifiques de Jules Verne sera prémonitoire et qu'elle inspirera nombre d'artistes.  

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        The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication.

      London: John Murray, 1868. First edition, first issue, presentation copy, trimmed for presentation and with a slip of paper with inscription "From the Author" in Darwin's hand pasted to the front free endpaper. The term "survival of the fittest" (borrowed at Wallace's insistence from Herbert Spencer's 1866 Principles of Biology) first appeared in the Variation (vol. 2, p. 89), preceding its first use in the fifth edition of the Origin of Species (1869). "This represents the only section of Darwin's big book on the origin of species which was printed in his lifetime and corresponds to its first two intended chapters" (Freeman). "Its two volumes were intended to provide overwhelming evidence for the ubiquity of variation, although they would also incidentally answer Lyell and Gray, who maintained that variations had not occurred purely by chance but were providentially directed. Darwin showed that breeders indeed selected from a vast array of minute random variations. He gave numerous instances of the causes of variability, including the direct effect of the conditions of life, reversion, the effects of use and disuse, saltation, prepotency, and correlated growth. The Variation also addressed a key criticism of the Origin of Species: that it lacked an adequate understanding of inheritance" (ODNB). This work "contained his hypothesis of pangenesis, by means of which Darwin tried to frame an explanation of hereditary resemblance, inheritance of acquired characteristics, atavism, and regeneration. It was a brave attempt to account for a number of phenomena which were beyond the bounds of scientific knowledge in his day, such as fertilization by the union of sperm and egg, the mechanism of chromosomal inheritance, and the development of the embryo by successive cell division" (DSB). ABPC/RBH list only three other presentation copies of this first issue: Sotheby's, 10 July 2012, £8750 = $13,660; Sir John Lubbock's copy, Sotheby's, 11 December 1992, £1500 = $2330 (hammer)

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        [Ornithology] Birds of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire: a Contribution to the Natural History of the Two Counties, The

      Eton / London Ingalton and Drake / Simpson, Marshall 1868 8vo: xiv,[2],232pp, with four hand-colored albumen prints, mounted on cards, of stuffed birds. ("It was impossible at the time to photograph live birds due to the absence of the telephoto lens and extremely sensitive plates that would permit short exposures." Goldschmidt & Naef) Publisher's forest-green pebble-grained cloth, spine and upper cover with bird vignettes in gilt, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, chocolate coated end papers. A Fine, tight, square copy, clean, crisp text, the photographs vibrant, with deep, rich colors. Provenance: Book plate of Henry Neville Gladstone (third son of Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone). Binder's ticket of James Burn & Co., Kirby St., to rear paste down. Gernsheim 436. Goldschmidt & Naef, The Truthful Lens, 96. Fine The author was only age 16 when he published this "contribution to the natural history of two counties," apparently the first field guide to birds to use photographs for illustrations. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Abyssinia and its People

      

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        Leçons sur les maladies des vieillards et les maladies chroniques

      Paris, A. Delahaye, 1868. 1868, 1868, in-8, 257-[16] pages, 3 planches lithographiées en couleurs, percaline bordeaux de l'éditeur, Seconde édition, la première ayant paru en fascicules au cours de l'année 1867. Le texte de ces leçons avait été recueilli par Benjamin Ball pendant les cours de gérontologie dont la chaire fut créée pour Charcot à la Salpêtrière en 1866. Caractères généraux de la pathologie sénile, de l'état fébrile chez les vieillards, goutte, rhumatisme et rhumatisme chronique. In fine : catalogue de l'éditeur, incomplet (16 pages sur 40). Waller, n° 1909. Hirsch I, p. 886. Garrison & Morton, n° 2222. Rousseurs habituelles

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        Voyage en Orient de son Altesse Impériale le Césarevitch. Grèce - Egypte - Inde. 1890-1891. [et] Indo-Chine, Chine-Japon, Sibérie. Traduction de Louis Leger. Préface de A. Leroy-Beaulieu.

      2. 2 Bll., XVI, 388 (4) X, 386 (1) S. Mit 1 farb. Karte, 300 tlw. ganzseit. Illustr. v. N.-N. Karazine. OLn. Mit Goldpräg., Kopfgoldschn. Einbde. berieb., Vorsatz fleckig, wenige Bll. stockfleckig Nikolaus II. (1868-1918), war der letzte Kaiser bzw. Zar des Russischen Reiches. 1890/91 begab sich Nikolaus in Begleitung seines Bruders Georgi und seines Cousins Georg von Griechenland an Bord der Panzerfregatte Pamjat Asowa auf eine mehrmonatige Weltreise. Diese führte u. a. über den Suezkanal, Indien, Ceylon, Bangkok, Singapur und Java im Frühjahr 1891 in das Kaiserreich Japan. Am 23. Mai schließlich wurde das russische Wladiwostok erreicht, wo Nikolaus im Namen seines Vaters der feierlichen Grundsteinlegung der Transsibirischen Eisenbahn beiwohnte.

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        Leaves from the journal of Our Life in the Highlands 1848-1861 to which are prefixed and added extracts from the same journal giving an account of earlier visits to Scotland and tour in England and Ireland and yachting excursions

      Original publishers cloth gilt binding over beveled boards now shows edge and corner wear with rubbing and some minor loss - old marks to the front and rear covers with a light surface scratch to the the rear board - contents are clean with some light age toning and some foxing [brown spot marks] to the first few and last few leaves - presentation page age toned - appears free from annotationPresentation copy to Plymouth Working Men's Club & Institute signed by Queen Victoria dated 1869

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        [Op. 26]. Concert für die Violine (Vorspiel, Adagio und Finale)... Op. 26. Partitur. Pr. 3 Thlr... Joseph Joachim in Freundschaft zugeeignet. [Full score]

      Bremen: Aug. Fr. Cranz [PNs 550, 551], [1868]. Octavo. Newly-bound in modern half dark morocco with marbled boards, titling gilt to spine. 1f. (title), 120 pp. Title lithographed, music engraved. Previous owner's signature in pencil to upper margin of title. Occasional manuscript performance markings in pencil and blue crayon. Occasional light foxing and soiling, somewhat heavier to title; small tear to inner margin of final leaf professionally repaired, not affecting music. First Edition. Scarce. OCLC no. 53159395. The first performance of the Violin Concerto was given on April 24, 1866 by Otto von Königslow, with Bruch conducting. The concerto was then revised with help from the celebrated violinist Joseph Joachim, and completed in its present form in 1867. The first performance of the revised concerto was given by Joachim in Bremen on January 5, 1868. Wikipedia online. "[Bruch's] friendships with such violinists as David, Joachim, Sarasate and Willy Hess, and the advice he received from them, inspired nine concerted works for that instrument, which 'can sing a melody better than a piano, and melody is the soul of music'." Christopher Fifield in Grove Music Online. An attractive copy of one of the most highly regarded concertos in the violin repertory.

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        Voyage autour du Monde, publié sous la diréction du contre-amiral Dumont d'Urville. Nouvelle édition revue et corrigée. Tome premier et second. Paris, Furne, Joouvet et C., éditeurs, MDCCCLXVIII (1868)

      1868. 2 volumi in uno in-8 grande, pp.(4 di occhietto e titolo), XI, 550. (2, di indice); (4, occhietto e titolo), 542, (2, di indice). Bella legatura del tempo in piena pelle ornata a secco e in oro, dorso a nervi. Sul piatto anteriore grande stemma impresso in oro con motto ''Ville de Paris ''fluctuat nec mergitur'', Prix Municipal d'Excellance''. Con due carte geografiche a colori incise f. testo, ripiegate: nel primo tomo ''Carte des Isles Taïti'' (mm 250x400), nel secondo ''Carte du Voyage autour du monde'' (di mm 390x500) che illustra i Continenti. In ogni volume vi sono 22 tavole f.testo (44 in totale) incise a piena pag. in acciaio, con animate scene particolari e vedute delle località descritte, le isole ed i Paesi vari toccati, accompagnate da notizie storiche e naturalistiche. Vasta opera, assai stimata, la cui oprima edizione apparve a Parigi nel 1835. Ottimo esemplare in attraente legatura alle armi della città di Parigi. L'ammiraglio Dumont d'Urville (1790-1842), circumnavigò tre volte il mondo e divenne presidente della Soc. Geografica di Francia.

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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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        De Rerum Inventoribus

      Agathynian Club 1868 - Polydorus Virgilius, De Rerum Inventoribus, translated by John Langley. 1868. New York, Agathynian Club. Limited to 120 copies, of which this is #14. Green publisher’s cloth, 4to, near fine condition. This is a reprint of Langley’s 1546 translation of a 1521499 work on the history of the origins of institutions, technology, etc. “Book I investigated the origin of the gods and the word "God", along with such matters as the creation, marriage, religion and learning. Book II covered, among other topics, the origins of law, time, military science, money, precious metals and art. Book III covered, again among other topics, the origins of agriculture, architecture, towns, theatres, tools and materials, maritime navigation, commerce and prostitution. For the edition of 1521, Vergil added five more books, devoted to the initia institorum rei Christianae, i.e. the origins of Christian rites and institutions. He probably thought that this addition would be a popular one, but it was also a concession towards critics who had labelled the De Inventoribus a work of heretics and depravity. The work nonetheless included criticisms of monks, priestly celibacy, indulgences, and of the policies and constitutional status of the papacy. As a consequence it was placed on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum (papal list of prohibited books) in 1564: an expurgated text, sanctioned by Gregory XIII, was published in 1576.” (Wikipedia) Shipping: $8.00 domestic, $40.00 international. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Australie. Un voyage a travers le bush.

      Geneva: Imprimerie de Jules-Guillaume Fick, 1868. Octavo, 10 fine autotype plates and 10 autotype illustrations; a fine copy in a contemporary-style French binding of quarter morocco gilt by Laurenchet. Rare: a vividly dramatised and illustrated account of life in the Queensland bush. The unusual illustrations are actually a series of mounted photographs of drawings.Marcet travelled through Australia in the early 1860s as a representative of the Geographical Society of Geneva, and is particularly known for his assiduous collection of photographs of settler and aboriginal life. In 1861 he published his Notice sur la province de Queensland, which included his observations on the natural history, the settlement, and the local tribes of the area.This work extends upon this earlier research, and its real importance lies in Marcet's unflinching portrayal of the tensions between settlers and aborigines. The arresting illustrations include several images of open conflict, as well as one dreadful representation of aboriginal men being hunted over a cliff while the women and children of the tribe look on.The book was printed in only 200 copies. A Swedish translation followed in 1870.

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        Collection of 6 works on medico-legal aspects.

      Paris: J.-B. Bailliere et Fils, 1868. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. I. Étude médico-légale sur l'infanticide. Paris: J.-B. Baillière, 1868. viii, 342 pp., including half-title and two color and one aquatint plates. II. Étude medico-legale sur l'avortement suivie d'une note sur l'obligation de declarer a l'etat civil les foetus mort-nes et d'observations et recherches pour servir a l'histoire medico-legale des grosses fausses et simulees. Paris: J.-B. Bailliere et Fils, 1868. vii, 280 pp., including half-title. III. Étude médico-légale sur la pendaison, la strangulation et la suffocation. Paris: J.-B. Bailliere et Fils, 1870. xii, 352 pp., including half-title, one colored plate bound at end and illustrations in text. IV. Étude médico-légale sur la folie. Paris: J.-B. Bailliere et Fils, 1872. xxii, [2], 608 pp., including half-title. V. Étude médico-légale sur les attentats aux moeurs. Paris: J.-B. Bailliere et Fils, 1873. viii, 303 [1] pp., including half-title and 4 engraved plates. VI. Question medico-légale de l'identité. Paris: J.-B. Bailliere et Fils, 1874. 174 [2] pp., including half-title. Uniformly bound in contemporary half leather over marbled boards, spines lettered in gilt (little wear to extremities), marbled endpapers, sprinkled edges. Internally little age-toned, occasional minor spotting to text. ----Tardieu was the foremost French medico-legal expert of his day, and his writing reflects the range of his investigations. He wrote on legal aspects of infanticide, abortion, and hanging as well as on insanity. I. first edition. This work includes 3 hand-colored engraved plates depicting the lungs of newborn and stillborn infants. II. 3rd edition. III. first edition. IV. Heirs of Hippocrates 1855. - first edition of Tardieu's work on insanity. Includes 15 reproductions of handwriting specimens of mental patients. V. 6th edition. L'ouvrage constitué une des toutes premieres études sur la maltraitance de mineurs (cf. le syndrome de Tardieu). Cette edition est augmentée de "plus de cent cas d'attentats a la pudeur et de viol", tres souvent sur des enfants. VI. 2nd edition. Near Fine.

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        Landeskunde von Vorarlberg.

      Innsbruck-Feldkirch, Wagner, 1868. 4°. Mit einer gefalt. farb. lithogr. Karte. VIII, 128 S., Mod. Ppbd. m. mont. OUmschlag. Erstausgabe. - Der österr. Historiker Joseph Ritter von Bergmann (1796-1872) wurde nach dem Philosophie- und Jurastudium in Wien 1826 Gymnasiallehrer in Cilli, 1828 Kustos am Münz- und Antiken-Kabinett der Ambraser Sammlung in Wien, dem er seit 1863 als Direktor vorstand. 1831-44 war er Geschichts- und Lateinlehrer der Söhne des Erzherzogs Albrecht. Bergmann befaßte sich hauptsächlich mit historischen und numismatischen Studien. - Titel gestempelt u. mit Bibl.-Signatur. Tlw. etw. gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig, die Karte sauber. - Sehr selten. - Barth 21822. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Bergmann, Landeskunde von Vorarlberg

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        SYNAGOGUE, COR. BROADWAY & 6TH STREET [LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY]

      1868. No date (ca. 1868-1875) . Original illustrated mid-29th Century pictorial image mounted on cardboard as issued. 10.5x7.5 cm. Depicts an early post-Civil War Congregation Adath Israel, also known as The Temple, in Louisville, Kentucky. Congregation Adath Israel Brith Sholom

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        The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia

      

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        Young Men of Great Britain: a journal of amusing and instructive literature: conducted by E.J. Brett. Vol. I-XVI, XXI, XXV, XXXIV, XXXV, XXXVII, Vol. II, III, new series. 23 vols in 20. 4to.

      Newsagents' Publishing Co. (Edwin J. Brett.) 1868-89 A made up set in mixed condition. Vols IV-X, XII, XIV, XV, XVI are of the reissue. Vols I-III, in half black roan, red labels, vols IV, V, VII, VIII, XIII-XV in orig. maroon cloth, vols VI & XXI, n.s. vol. II-III in original wraps, black cloth spines, the last disbound,, vols IX & X, XI & XII, XV & XVI bound together in half black calf, one with red label, vols XXV-XXXVI in brown binder's cloth causing some browning; some wear.In 1868 Edwin Brett established this companion to Boys of England

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        The Moonstone. A romance. FIRST EDITION/FIRST EDITION/2nd edn. 3 vols.

      Tinsley Brothers. 1868 Half titles; sl. marginal staining in first two gatherings vol. I, not affecting text. Expertly and sympathetically bound in later half maroon calf, marbled boards, spines with devices in gilt, dark green morocco labels. A v.g. attractive copy.See Sadleir 598a & Wolff1368; both first editions in all three vols.

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        L'Aéronaute. Bulletin mensuel illustré de la navigation aérienne: Tête de collection : du N°1 d'Avril 1868 au N°12 de la 8ème année, soient 117 fascicules

      Aux bureaux et à la rédaction de la revue l'Aéronaute. Head rare collection of first edition of this revue.bindings half marine shagreen, back with five nerves set with golden threads and double blind fillets, small traces of some minor friction back, marbled paper boards, some small traces scratches on portions guards and contreplats of handmade paper, first boards of each issue and kept most of the second flat, binders of époque.Nombreuses illustrations.Quelques small foxing without gravité.Première aerospace publication, after a first failed attempt in 1864 by Aeronaut Nadar: "The child that I have not been able to grow is now up to you, sir, and it is I who thank you for adoption." Contibutions Nadar, Hureau de Villeneuve, the Duke of Argyll, Charles Delcourt, joseph Pliny the Landelle Gustave, Charles De Louvrié, Croce-Spinelli, Albert Bertaux, Arwed Salives, EJ Marey, the Boisrouvray Maurice Alexander Pillet, Yves Guillot Felix Caron, James and Charles Chavoutier. W. Fonvielle, Tridon Louis, Alphonse Pénaud, J. Janssen, Mondot de la Gorce, Pierre Thomas, Paul Bert, Dupuy de Lome, aurel saco, Marcel devic, Renoir, Dr Petard, Gaston Tissandier ... Became a badge rarity, this review constittue an important testimony of the aviation adventure and concurrency between the lightest and heaviest that air.Ensemble a badge rareté.Nous offer for sale or the complete set which concerning the first eight years (2500 euros), or year by year (April 1868 - December 1869: EUR 750; January 1870 - December 1871: EUR 700; January 1872 - December 1873: EUR 700; January 1874 - December 1875: 700 euros ). --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Aux bureaux et à la rédaction de la revue l'Aéronaute Paris Avril 1868 - Décembre 1875 15,5x23,5cm 117 fascicules reliés en 4 volumes

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        Map of the City of Brooklyn New York. Showing Railroads, Street Numbers &c. &c &c. (Cover title: Dripps' Map of Brooklyn).

      New York. M. Dripps. Ca. 1868? Pocket map, full handcolor, 26 x 20 inches (66 x 51 cm) plus margins, folding into decorative embossed gilt lettered cloth covered board covers 5 x 3 1/4 inches (13 x 9 cm). There are two splits of approximately 1 1/2 inches each along the centre folds; several other splits have been archivally repaired; one small spot in the map and a couple of small areas of discoloration in the borders otherwise clean and bright in very good covers. There is an extensive listing of Dripps' maps on the front paste down with a note: "in preparation a Map of Queens, Kings and New York counties."A scarce early map of Brooklyn.

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        The Disciple and other poems. (2nd edn.)

      Strahan & Co. 1868 Half title, initial ad. slip & 4pp cata. (Jan. 1868). Orig. dappled dark brown & red cloth, ruled in blind, dec. & lettered in gilt; faded & sl. rubbed. Inscribed on half title: 'Rev. J. Laurie Fogo with kindest regards from George MacDonald, January 23, 1869'. Fogo, Minister of Torthorwald Parish, near Dumfries.

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        Ecole pratique. Cours de Monsieur le Docteur Falret sur l'aliénation mentale.

      Paris, 1868-1869. ____ Manuscrit de ce cours, qui n'a jamais été publié. Il est divisé en 15 leçons. La première n'est pas datée, mais est certainement de la fin Novembre 1868, la dernière porte la date du samedi 23 Janvier 1869. Jules Falret (1824-1902) a été médecin de la section des idiots et épileptiques de Bicêtre, où il a succèdé à Delasiauve. Manuscrit soigneusement calligraphié, comportant quelques corrections au crayon bleu ou violet. Très bel exemplaire. *****. Petit in-4. Collation : 485 pp. Demi-basane verte, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        La science absolue de l'espace indépendante de la vérité ou de la fausseté de l'axiôme XI d'Euclide (que l'on ne pourra jamais établir a priori); suivi de la quadrature géométrique du cercle, dans le cas de la fausseté de l'Axiôme XI... Précédé d'une Notice sur la Vie et les Travaux de W. et de J. Bolyai par M. Fr. Schmidt.

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1868. First separate edition, presentation copy from the translator, of the first vernacular translation of the famous Appendix by Janos Bolyai, one of the most important works in the history of mathematics. This Appendix, together with the independent work of Nikolai Lobachevsky, constitute the founding works of non-Euclidean geometry. Janos began working on his new geometry in 1820. Although his father Farkas had himself worked on the possibilities of a non-Euclidean geometry from his earliest days as a mathematician in Göttingen, and had corresponded with Gauss on the subject (even sending him a manuscript entitled Theoria parallelarum), he tried to discourage Janos from attempting to prove or refute Euclid's fifth postulate: 'You should not tempt the parallels in this way. I know this way until its end - I also have measured this bottomless night. I have lost in it every light, every joy of my life ... You should shy away from it as if from lewd discourse, it can deprive you of all your leisure, your health, your peace of mind and your entire happiness. This infinite darkness might perhaps absorb a thousand giant Newtonian towers, it will never be light on earth, and the miserable human race will never have something absolutely pure, not even geometry' (quoted from DSB). Despite his reservations, Farkas sent the manuscript of Janos's work to Gauss, who replied that he could not praise it because he himself had reached the same conclusions some 30 years earlier although he had not published his discovery! This assertion so discouraged Janos that it effectively ended his career as a creative mathematician, but his manuscript was published in 1832 as Appendix. Scientiam spatii absolute veram exhibens: a veritate aut falsitate Axiomatis XI Euclidei (a priori haud unquam decidenda) independentem to his father's large textbook Tentamen juventutem studiosam in elementa matheseos purae, elementaris ac sublimioris, methodo intuitiva, evidentiaque huic propria, introducendi. Printed in a small edition (probably around 150 copies) by an obscure Hungarian college publisher, in a small town in Transylvania, the work remained a forgotten masterpiece until, 35 years later, Riemann's paper Über die Hypothesen, welche der Geometrie zu Grunde liegen reawakened interest in this field. This translation first appeared at the end of 1867 in Mémoires de la Société des Sciences physique et naturelles de Bordeaux (pp. 189-248) with the present first separate edition appearing a few months later. The translation is preceded by a "Translator's Note" (pp. 5-6) and "Notice on the life and work of the Hungarian mathematicians Wolfgang [Farkas] Bolyai and Janos Bolyai" by Franz Schmidt (pp. 7-21). After gaining a doctorate for research in celestial mechanics at the Sorbonne in 1855, Jules Hoüel (1823-86) was appointed to the chair of pure mathematics in the Faculty of Science at Bordeaux in 1859 and held this post until his death. Hoüel became interested in non-Euclidean geometry once he had been made aware of the work of Bolyai and Lobachevsky. He published his own Essai d'une exposition rationnelle des principes fondamentaux de la géométrie in 1863, a copy of which fell by chance into the hands of one Franz Schmidt, a young architect from Temesvár in Hungary. Schmidt wrote to Hoüel for advice on continuing his mathematical studies; Hoüel answered helpfully, and later sought Schmidt's help in procuring Bolyai's work. Schmidt succeeded in finding two copies of Bolyai's work for Hoüel: one Hoüel proceeded to translate himself, the other he sent to Giuseppe Battaglini, asking him to make Bolyai's work known in Italy. Battaglini published his Italian translation of the Appendix in Giornale di matematiche in 1868. Giusto Bellavitis (1803-80) is known for his geometrical calculus which influenced Grassmann's Ausdehnungslehre, for his contributions to algebraic geometry, and for his work in the history of mathematics (he vindicated Pietro Cataldi by attributing to him the invention of continued fractions). DSB II: 269-71; Bonola, Non-Euclidean geometry, pp. 122-5; Dibner 116; Evans 13; Horblit 69b; Norman 259; Parkinson pp. 295 & 296 (all referring to the first edition of 1832). Large 8vo (254 x 166 mm), pp. 64, uncut in the original blue printed wrappers, inscribed by the translator Jules Houel to Giusto Bellavitis (1803-80) on half-title.

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        ALS to 'My Dear Procter', on headed paper from Gad's Hill Place, Higham by Rochester, Kent. Thursday Fifth November, 1868. '... A thousand thanks! I am happy to be free from reading on the 21st of this month, and will be with you please God. I wish I could write as plainly as you do...'

      1868 11 lines on recto only of single 8vo leaf. Guarded on left side from insertion in album.Partially printed in Pilgrim

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        Recherches sur le Spectre Solaire. [Atlas contenant les longeurs d'onde des raies Frauenhofériennes données en 1/10,000000 de millimètre]....

      Uppsala: W. Schultz, 1868. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Two parts comprising text volume and atlas folder with plates. Text volume: 4to (310 x 240 mm), Plates: oblong folio (320 x 500 mm). Text volume: [4], 42, xv [1] pp., lithographed frontispiece. Atlas volume: title leaf and 6 lithographed plates. Original publisher's printed wrappers to text volume (light chipping to spine ends). Plates unbound in custom made 20th century folder with original publisher's printed wrapper pasted as label on upper cover. Text with little age-toning, atlas title leaf with marginal soiling and browning and old repairs of marginal tears by tape, light marginal browning and dampstain to lower right corner of plates. ----DSB I, p. 166; Norman 56; Honeyman 096. - RARE FIRST EDITION. The classic work on the solar system in which Angström demonstrated the presence of hydrogen and a number of other elements in the sun. Solar spectroscopy provided the first scientific evidence (other than the occasional meteorite) that the elements known on earth are also present elsewhere in the universe. Angström also established a scale of wave-lengths for measuring spectral lines, replacing Kirchoff's arbitrary scale. Angström's system was based on a unit of one ten millionth of a millimetre, named the "Angström unit" in his honor. He conducted detailed measurements of more than 1000 spectral lines. The plates are in effect a map of the solar spectrum, and show the radiation of the solar spectrum ranging from 0.8 to 0.4 micron and from red to purple colour. It identifies the particular lines of manganese, aluminium and titanium. The lithographic plates are after R. Thalén (1827-1905), Angström's laboratory assistant. The lithographic frontispiece to the text volume is showing Angström's spectrometer. Some copies have a further 2 plates showing the ultraviolet spectrum, but the Norman, Gedeon, Green and Honeyman copies - like the present copy - do not have these. Near Fine....

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         Du mouvement dans les fonctions de la vie Leçons faites au Collège de France.

      Paris, Germer-Baillière, 1868, in 8°, de VII-479pp., ill. de 144 figures in t., demi-veau blond époque, dos à filets dorés, envoi de l'auteur à son ami le cardiologue Pierre Charles Edouard Potain pionnier de la mesure de la tension artérielle, "à mon ami Potain, souvenir très affectueux, Marey" Edition originale. Etude de l'importance des appareils enregistreurs en biologie, la méthode graphique, origine du mouvement, myographie, la contractilité et l'élasticité musculaires, les excitants artificiels du mouvement, du tétanos électrique, la vitesse de l'argent nerveux moteur, la théorie de la contraction volontaire..., avec une description de nombreux appareils : kymographion de Flick, hémodromographe de Chauveau, cardiographe de Chaveau & Marey, polygraphe à projection, thermographe, etc... ¶ Hagelin, Kinetic Jottings, p.168. - Garrison-Morton 643 (pour "le mouvement", 1894)

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        Chinese Village, Pokfulum. (Hongkong).

      (circa1868). Original albumen photograph measures 19 x 26.9cm. Laid on thick paper, matted. Matt measures 38.1 x 46cm. "Floyd, William Pryor (1834 - c. 1900). Important and highly talented British photographer whose Hong Kong studio was, for a time, one of the most successful commercial operations of its kind in the Far East. Worked in Shanghai (1864) and Macau (Aomen) (1865 - 1866 or 1867) before settling in Hong Kong (1867 - 1874)" (History of Photography in China: 1861-1879. Western Photographers Terry Bennett. 2010)This original albumen print, entitled "Chinese Village, Pokfulam (Hongkong)" was purchased in Hong Kong about 25 years ago. It was attributed to William Pryor Floyd by the dealer who sold it at that time and this seems likely. We could find only one institution who holds a copy of this image. Of superior quality and in fine condition, it has historical as well as photographic interest, because one hundred and fifty years later, despite so much change all over Hong Kong as well as in its immediate area, this small settlement continues to exist to this day. The old houses shown in the photograph still stand, though for long engulfed by wooden huts and other, initially temporary, residential structures built for the most part by persons fleeing the Chinese mainland during the Japanese invasion and civil war between 1937-49. Despite the ever-present threat of clearance for development which hangs over all such squatter settlements, Pokfulam village has somehow survived, and there is now more interest in its preservation.A lively Pokfulam Village Cultural Landscape Group has existed for some years and has a firmly established presence on the Internet. Its website provides information on the village as it presently exists, and its own 'intangible cultural heritage" activities, including festivals. The historical section also provides some follow-up information about the old houses shown on this 1868 photograph - which features on its home page - as follows:"Interpretation from Historic Photo: From one historical picture named as "Chinese Village at Pok Fu Lam" taken in 1868, you can see 2 rows [?] of single storey houses with pitched tile roofs in the forest. According to the [number] of doors, it is believed that there were 17 families...." Pokfulam Village was also the subject of a paper written by Dr James Hayes and published in 1972 in the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society HK Branch - "There is nothing attractive about the present village, which mostly consists of small single-storey stone or wooden structures erected in haphazard fashion round the single row of old village houses that constituted the original village. The village is listed in the Chinese district gazetteer of San On (1819 edition) and thus pre-dates the British occupation of Hong Kong in 1841. The Chan (?) clan of Pokfulam, which probably settled the area in the 18th century, is still there today. They are Puntis, from Po On district. The Chans owned most of the agricultural land in the area, and fished by line and stakenet from suitable points on the coast." (When referring to this item please quote stockid 150504).

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        De la terre à la lune

      J. Hetzel. Edition originale illustrée, de 41 gravures et une carte par de Montaut ; comportant la célèbre inversion des illustrations aux pages 25 et 32. Rare.Premier cartonnage dit "aux bouquets de roses du 3e type", signé au bas du spine Charles Magnier, à la couleur brun van dick. Percaline finement grainée.Hormis les spine-ends légèrement frottés et repliés, magnifique exemplaire, exempt de rousseurs. Coins bien droits et pincés, les deux coins droits supérieurs ayant subi une légère restauration, ainsi que le mors supérieur en queue. Précieux.Un des titres mythiques de Jules Verne, dans lequel le Gun club de Baltimore décide de faire voyager des hommes vers la lune par le moyen d'un canon. J. Hetzel 1868 Grd. in-8 (18x27,5cm) relié

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        Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant. Voyage autour du monde.

      Paris: J. Hetzel, circa, 1868. Quarto, engraved frontispiece and title-page vignette, generously illustrated throughout; boards a little rubbed yet an excellent bright copy in original gilt tooled scarlet cloth. A magnificent edition, with dramatic and finely engraved illustrations throughout.Jules Verne, one of the most popular nineteenth-century adventure writers, has set this racing tale of adventure against the theme of Pacific exploration and discovery. In this story much of the action takes place in Australia, especially Victoria. There are adventures with Aborigines, bushrangers, and explorers (including a version of the death of Burke). The third and final part which is set in New Zealand was later reissued under the title "Among the Cannibals". Indeed, this section is largely based on published Pacific voyage accounts; it includes a scene of Captain Cook's first landing on 6 October 1769, as well as a brief synopsis of the main voyages to New Zealand, including mention, for example, of the loss of the cutter from the Adventure during Cook's second voyage, at Grass Cove.Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant was later republished in smaller formats for a wide audience, yet this lavishly illustrated large format edition in its handsome red gilt binding remains highly desirable.

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        English Botany; or, Coloured Figures of British Plants. Volume VIII. Chenopodiaceae to Coniferae. Cover title: Sowerby's English Botany.

      London. Robert Hardwicke. 1868. Third Edition. 206 handcolored lithographs, 296 206pp, 10 x 7 inches, rebound with original embossed decorative gilt cover attached to new cloth covered boards with gilt lettered spine (hardbound). Light foxing to front endpapers and a few plates, otherwise very good condition. Contains plates MCLXXVIII through MCCCLXXXIV. Plates include willows, daphne, and a wonderful double page plate of Pinus Pinaster Cluster Pine (lightly foxed at corners).

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        Le camp des bourgeois

      E. Dentu. Edition of wich no leading copies exists. autograph dedication of the author decorated with many original illustrations hors texte Gustave Courbet. Back slightly cracked head also having a slight lack. Emile Zola quotes in this book 'The Event illustrated' of May 5, 1868: 'this is a work that will feel. The author is a utility shortcuts arm falling on the lazy and idle bourgeoisie. (...) Courbet could hardly find a text whose spirit would suit best kind of talent. The Franc-Comtois had to rejoice in him that advocacy peasants, rude children of the earth. Also, as he began to willingly dauber the bourgeois gentlemen who can not distinguish a shovel a rake! Each of his designs is a satire. ' Very rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! E. Dentu Paris 1868 12,5x19cm broché

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        Les fleurs du mal

      Third edition published in the complete works of the author and partly original because increased by 25 new poems.Binding half green shagreen, back with four nerves set with gold threads and decorated with double nets gilded, golden dates in tails, light friction on the upper cover and a bit, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, sprinkled edges, contemporary binding.Illustrated book, frontispiece, a portrait of Charles Baudelaire.Long Form by Théophile Gautier.Rare spots without gravity.Nice copy in contemporary binding and without volume number that is very hard to meet by Clouzot. Michel Lévy frères Paris 1868 11x18,5cm relié

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        Histoire du Bouddha Sakya Mouni traduite du tibetain par Ph.Ed. Foucaux . ( 1868 ) 6 Planches

      438 pp 4,, Halbleder ( Englische Ausgabe !! 1868 ) In Halbleder ( später) gebunden mit Rückentitel in Gold. Format ca. 28 x 23 cm . Im Buchrücken unten ein kleiner Papierklebrest , schwach lichtschattig, sonst gut. Schönes Exlibris im inneren Deckel. Sehr kleiner Besitzvermerk. Titeldeckblatt mit kleinem Eckausriss ( klein u.r. Ecke) Titeldeckblatt teils auf dem alten Vorsatzblatt angeklebt. Seiten teilweise altersfleckig oder stockfleckig ( im Umfang meistens nicht sehr ausgeprägt) Alle 6 Tafeln sind vorhanden - die Tafeln sind ebenfalls leicht stockfleckig. Gelegentlich sind Seiten geringfügig gerändert oder sehr geringfügig leicht randrissig, insg. von schöner Erhaltung. 158

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