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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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        History of the First Kentucky Brigade.

      Caxton Publishing House, Cincinnati 1868 - Civil War; Confederate States of America; 931 pages, 25 cm.; in the frontispiece and six other pages are portraits, with original tissue guards and some foxing, of 28 officers; contemporary black, blind stamped leather binding, skillfully rebacked by Corey; original marbled paper end papers and leaves; renewed blank pages; manuscript family inscriptions on front blank leaves. This brigade also known as "The Orphan Brigade." Broadfoot. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        American Chess Nuts: A Collection of Problems of Composers of the Western World

      New York: Adelmour W King, 1868. x+627 pages with diagrams Octavo (8 7/8†x 6 ¼â€). Bound in three quarter leather. This edition was published in the same year as the first, but is the expanded and preferred edition. The first edition consisted of 72 pages. (Betts: 32-7) Second edition. PROSPECTUS: Provided a subscription list can be obtained sufficient to pay the expense of publication, it is in contemplation to issue, during the present year, a large collection of Chess Problems by American Composers. The book will be under the editorship of Eugene B Cook and W R Henry; it will contain one thousand positions upon diagrams two and a half inches square, and the price will not exceed two dollars. The names of subscribers should be sent to W R Henry, Box 1129, New York City. Composers who wish their production to appear to the best advantage are requested to forward the latest versions to the same address. The editors would like, also, to publish the real name of the composer in every case, and to give the proper credit to the periodical in which each problem originally appeared.Condition:Hinges rubbed, boards chipped, pages 510-526 edge pages damaged, pages 524/25 stained, previous owner's name on front end paper. Overall about a good copy.

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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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        Congres international des echecs. Compte rendu du congres de 1867 et des congres d'echecs anterieurs

      Paris: Imprimerie Generale de Ch. Lahure, 1868. xcii+480+[4 including errata] with diagrams and tables. Octavo (9" x 6) bound in bound in half leather withe raised spine bands and red label in gilt over marbled boards. Included Collection de Problemes by G R Neumann and J Arnous de Riviere. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 5194). First edition.World exhibitions became a new phenomenon in the West in the nineteenth century. Scientific and technical progress were shown. Ten World Fairs were organized during the second half of the nineteenth century. Seven times an international chess tournament was part of the event (London 1851, London 1862, Paris 1867, Vienna 1873, Philadelphia 1876, Paris 1878, Paris 1900). Paris, the French capital, was host to a world's fair exhibition in the summer of 1867. Among the enormous buildings erected to house new developments in science, technology (of which the Krupp Cannon was the most impressive display), and art, a master chess tournament was organized from June 4th to July 11th. It was held at the Grand Cercle, 10 boulevard Montmartre, not far from the 1.2 kilometer row of machinery for the exhibition, the third tournament. Thirteen chess masters were invited to participate in double rounds, with a time limit of six minutes per move and draws counting as zero for both players. The participants included Ignat Von Kolisch from the Austrio-Hungarian empire, Wilhelm Steinitz and Sam Loyd playing on behalf of the United States of America, Symon Winawer and Hieronim Czarnowski from Poland, Gustav Neumann from Germany, Cecil Valentine De Vere from England, Jules De Riviere, Samuel Rosenthal, Emile D'Andre, and Eugene Rousseau from France, Celso Golmayo Zupide from Cuba, and Martin Severin From from Denmark. There was no formal organization to international events at the time, so beyond the matches and time controls being set, players seemingly encountered one another during the tournament according to availability and inclination. The prize purse was distributed among the top six finishers, with Kolisch earning 5000 Francs for first place, Winawer 2500 Francs for second, Steinitz 2000 Francs for third, Neumann and De Vere 1500 Francs each for fourth and fifth places, and De Riviere 1000 Francs for sixth. The top four finishers also received a Sevres vase as an additional prize. Kolisch immediately liquidated his antique porcelain and invested in real estate which soon made him an extremely wealthy man, allowing him to be a generous patron to chess for decades afterwards. The problem tournament conducted during this event was won by Conrad Bayer ahead of Samuel Loyd. The first public women's chess was also played during this exhibition.Condition:Rebound in period leather and boards. Closed tear at page 65, previous owner's name to front end paper else a very good to fine copy.

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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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        Plakat - Toblerone - chocolat suisse. Farblithographie.

      127 x 89 cm, mehrfach gefalzt, Zustand A, am unteren Rand min. gebräunt. 1868 eröffnete der 1830 als Johann Jakob Tobler in Lutzenberg im Kanton Appenzell Ausserrhoden geborene Jean Tobler in Bern sein erstes Süsswarengeschäft. 1899 gründete er zusammen mit seinen Söhnen die Fabrique de Chocolat Berne, Tobler & Cie., 1912 wurde sie zur Aktiengesellschaft Chocolat Tobler AG.1908 entwickelten Theodor Tobler und sein Cousin Emil Baumann die Toblerone, das erfolgreichste und bekannteste Produkt der Firma und das einzige, das heute noch hergestellt wird. - Übrigens: Gemäss einer Information von Katharina Sinniger (im fulminanten Kochbuch Jetzt müsst ihr selber kochen), der Wirtin des ehemaligen Zürcher Restaurants Alpenrose, hatte Toblerone ursprünglich den Sinn von Tobler-one (englisch für eins).

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        Plakat - Tobler Cacao 1/5 u. 25 cts. In Paketen mit der Bleiplombe. Farblithographie.

      127 x 89 cm, mehrfach gefalzt, Zustand A, am unteren Rand min. gebräunt. 1868 eröffnete der 1830 als Johann Jakob Tobler in Lutzenberg im Kanton Appenzell Ausserrhoden geborene Jean Tobler in Bern sein erstes Süsswarengeschäft. 1899 gründete er zusammen mit seinen Söhnen die Fabrique de Chocolat Berne, Tobler & Cie., 1912 wurde sie zur Aktiengesellschaft Chocolat Tobler AG.1908 entwickelten Theodor Tobler und sein Cousin Emil Baumann die Toblerone, das erfolgreichste und bekannteste Produkt der Firma und das einzige, das heute noch hergestellt wird. - Übrigens: Gemäss einer Information von Katharina Sinniger (im fulminanten Kochbuch Jetzt müsst ihr selber kochen), der Wirtin des ehemaligen Zürcher Restaurants Alpenrose, hatte Toblerone ursprünglich den Sinn Tobler-one (englisch für eins).

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        Ein Jahr auf den Sandwich-Inseln. (Hawaiische Inseln.) Memoiren. - Band I. [all published].Vienna, for the author (colophon: printed by W. Jacobi), 1869. 8vo. With wood-engraved frontispiece, 7 illustration plates (showing 14 numbered wood-engravings with letterpress captions), 3 woodcuts in the text, and a tinted lithographic folding map. Original publisher's yellow printed-paper wrappers with wood-engraved vignette.

      - Forbes 2820. First and only edition of a report about a visit to the Hawaiian Islands in 1868 by the German physician Joseph Bechtinger.''Dr. Bechtinger arrived at Hawaii from San Francisco in the fall of 1868. In October 1868 he was on the island of Hawaii, where he visited the volcano. At a later date he made an excursion to Haleakala on Maui. Much of the text concerns medical matters, particularly the doctor's interest in lepers on Molokai. A woodcut vignette on page 45 is a fine view of Kaneohe from the Nuuanu Pali. The frontispiece (which may also include the author's himself) and three of the images on the plates depict Hawaiians afflicted with leprosy. A portrait of Kamehameha V is on the plate inserted at page 144'' (Forbes).The views of Honolulu include one of the beach where Cook was murdered.With the edges somewhat tattered, not approaching the text, but otherwise in good condition. Wrappers soiled and damaged, and spine repaired with tape.

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        Laws of the Cherokee Nation, Passed During the Years 1839-1867, Compiled by Authority of The National Council

      St. Louis: Missouri Democrat Print, 1868. First Edition. Leather bound. Good. 8vo. [2], xi, 208pp, [2]. Restored. Original publisher's brown pigskin leather covers with new brown leather spine. Original red leather label pasted down on new spine. Light damp-stains to pages. Previous owner business stamp (Wm. Miller Real Estate Broker, Fort Wayne, Ind" on both front end sheets. Last two blank pages have old hand written math problems in pencil. William Boudinot was the son of Elias Boudinot. W. P. Ross was the nephew of Cherokee Chief John Ross. After Ross died, W. P. Ross was elected principal chief by the Cherokee National Council and served a one year term from 1866-1867. He was replaced the following year by Lewis Downing.

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        DAVID Samuel Melle Sylvia Le Bien d'Autrui Tu l'as Voulu Opera Dédicace 1868

      - DAVID Samuel - Mademoiselle Sylvia Opera comique en un acte Paroles de M. N. Fournier Musique de Samuel David Dédicace et Signature manuscrites du compositeur Samuel David en 1868 pour Chant et Piano Paris, Alphonse Leduc Editeur A. L. 3502 XIXe siècle 1868 - Le Bien d'Autrui Opéra comique en un acte Paroles de A. Lemonier et F. Oswald Musique de Samuël David pour Chant et Piano Paris, L. Bathlot Editeur L. B. 292 XIXe siècle 1869 - Tu l'as Voulu Opérette en un acte Paroles de MM. Emile Abrahma et Jules Prével Musique de Samuel David pour Chant et Piano Dédicace manuscrite du compositeur Samuel David en 1869 Paris, L. Bathlot Editeur L. B. 282 XIXe siècle 1869 Relié demi cuir Bon état, couverture un peu défraîchie, quelques trous de vers sur le 3e Opéra mais le texte est intact a1243 Opéra et Ballet [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Plan raisonné et Traité général de calcul (arithmologie). Exposition générale des connaissances humaines.

      Paris, Librairie artistique, 1868. - Large 8vo (25,5x18 cm). Contemporary halfmorocco, spine with ribbons, gilt tilte on spine; covers with marbled paper; marbled edges. (Morocco leather darkened; sligth traces of use). (x),514,(ii: Errata) pp. And viii and iv pages "Légende du Tableau synoptique" and "Introduction Arithmologie" after the large folding table (the table with serious brown spots, also at the preceding and following quire; a few more pages with some brown spots). With folding plate with figures and a second plate (table): "Canon de logarithmes de Wronski". - On the whole a good copy of the extremely rare work, with autograph dedication by Hertz 1000g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Halbfigurenbildnis einer an einem Tisch sitzenden Frau, leicht nach links gewandt.

      - Bleistift, auf Velin, links unten signiert, rechts unten bezeichnet „Madame Prévot au monde (?) qui était faité la location du Vert Logis". Verso bezeichnet „Le Provès Humbert". 21,3:15,5 cm. Nachdem Renouard als Dekorationsmaler tätig war, besuchte er seit 1868 die École des Beaux-arts in Paris im Atelier von I.A. Pils (1813/15-1875). Mit Pils arbeitete er an der Pariser Oper und führte dort 1875 Plafondmalereien aus. 1877 debütierte er im Pariser Salon. Auch Ausstellungsbeteiligungen in England an der Royal Society of Painters and Etchers und dem New English Art Club sind zu verzeichnen. 1894 organisierte der bekannte japanische Kunsthändler und Sammler Tadamasa Hayashi (1863-1906) in Paris eine Ausstellung der Drucke und Zeichnungen Renouards. Anläßlich der Weltausstellungen von 1889 und 1900 erhielt er Goldene Medaillen. Als Illustrator arbeitete er bei einigen der bekanntesten französischen Zeitschriften, so für die L Art, L Illustration oder La Vie Moderne. Bekannt sind auch seine Illustrationen zur „Dreyfus-Affäre". Auf einer Amerika-Reise entstanden zahlreiche Szenen aus dem politischen Leben. V. van Gogh (1853-1890) war einer seiner Bewunderer und sammelte seine Werke. Das Fine Art Museum of San Francisco besitzt mehrer Werke Renouards, auch das Tokio National Museum als Schenkung der Nachfahren Hayashis, das auch 2006 in ihren Räumen zum 100. Todestag Hayashis eine Ausstellung Renouards organisierte.

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        Römische Campagna. Aquarell über Bleistift.

       1868. Datiert \"29 IV. 68\" und bezeichnet \"Roma\". Mit Stempelsignatur \"Victor Tobler\". Auf Zeichenpapier. 22,3 x 48 cm (Darstellung). 24 x 48 cm (Papier). Blattfüllendes römische Landschaftsstudie. Das ausgefallen breite Format unterstreicht die landschaftliche Weite reizvoll. Victor Tobler studiert an der Akademie in München bei H. Anschütz und ist Privatschüler von W. Lindenschmits. - Insgesamt schwach lichtgebräunt, teils mit kleinen Braunfleckchen. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Landschaft, Aquarell, Italien, Victor Tobler, Römische Campagna, Campagna, Kampanien,

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        Japanese Game Board "Puzzle for Navigating or Wandering the World / Navigation et Prominade der Morde (sic) "

      1868 - A geographical board game created in Japan during the Meiji period when the Emperor was opening Japanese society to Western influences. Roughly translated the Japanese title is, "Countries by Cruise Ship." The game starts with the key in the lower center of the board, with six circles which correspond to color coded regions of the world; Asia (yellow); Europe (red); North America (blue); South America (yellow); Africa (red); Australia (blue). It culminates in the top margin at Mount Fuji. There are 100 squares in 8 rows on the board, and each box within the row has an associated image and text in Japanese; some images correspond with the landscape of the destination - others are quite imaginary. Besides landscapes, there are many birds and animals (elephant, monkey, oxen, antelope, camel), ships and flags. There are soldiers, bathers, a man reading in a chair, Tartars and some Westerners. The indigenous people at the North Pole are wearing only loin cloths, sitting next to a fire. The title appears in three different languages at the right border of the game, first in French "Navigation et prominade der Morde" (sic), then in English, "Puzzle for Navigating or Wandering the World", then in Japanese. Further down on right margin are instructions for playing (in Japanese)- 'Roll dice' and 'How to play', 'New Year's Day - Yokahama', 'January 1868', 'New edition' and possibly the name of the creator of the game. Above the image in the each box is a series of numbers and names which correspond to the number of days it takes to sail to a location. The North American region includes Mexico with a conestoga wagon in Row 3 Box 1 (or 3-1) ; Columbia, South of the US (5-3) (buildings); New York (5-2) (men farming/scythe); San Francisco (8-6) (red roof), Washington, D.C. (2-5) with an image of the Capitol dome; (8-15) is the North Pole. The Asiatic region displays: Beijing (2-2) identified with a wall and covered urns; Chosen (Korea) with a tiger (2-3) ; Siam (4-1) (King); Sumatra (6-3); Siberia (7-3); Kirghiz (8-3); Siberia (7-3); Ryukyu (2-2); Tokyo (5-1) (with soldiers); Canton (4-4) (tea ceremony); Hong Kong (4-5); Taiwan (4-6); Peking (1-5); Tartary (5-9); Persia (3-9) (bathers wearing leaf skirts (?); Constantinople (1-7) with a mosque dome and the crescent on top with a red designed flag; Manchuria (5-5); Ceylon (5-12) with stacked tea bales and warehouse; (6-7) is a port in India (with a camel). The Australian region includes Sydney (8-2) (water, hills, a domed and rectangular buildings); New Zealand (7-13) with a many-masted early ship at shore, possibly one of Captain Cook's ships, flying a flag of St. George; the Antarctic/South Pole (or Port) (5-4) (ice/sea). European locales displayed include: London (1-1) with a bridge over the Thames; Lisbon (2-1); Austria (1-2) (two small animals); Greece (3-6) with a blue and white striped flag; Amsterdam (2-6); Denmark (3-10) ; Paris (1-7) a group of Westerners erecting (or pulling down) a rope line hung with flags, a few French and another red flag with diagonal cross bars; St. Petersburg (1-3); (5-7) is the Mediterranean; Paris (7-4) with two men sitting at an outdoor table, presumably at a café. Africa is represented by Canary (image of a globe) (6-13). Many of the locations were not identifiable, and those that were identified were done so by Japanese speakers. The game board measures 35 x 21.5" with 1/2 to 1" additional border. Woodblock with original hand color. Sometimes worn at original folds, some loss at a few of those intersections, a couple of old wormholes, backed on tissue, 1.5" square at bottom border with loss of text. The images are clear.

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        The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co, 1868. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

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