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        Recueil de 19 articles et mémoires médicaux parus entre 1869 et 1879

      Original editions of these articles and separated by a white sheet memories. Half green vintage sheepskin. Part of title in black calf. Net. Very rubbed caps. This important meeting of ophthalmic products includes order: -Notes On eye health in schools and in the city of Lyon by J. Gayat. Lyon. Delahaye. 1874 30pp. -Guérison Six born blind by Dr. Louis Fialla. Bucharest. 1878 32pp. -On Common causes of failure in the extraction of cataract Morgagni and the way to triumph by Dr. George Martin Cognac. Paris. Delahaye. 1878 20pp. Eye-Clinic Dr. Wecker in Paris. Statistical statement by Dr. Masselon operations performed during the year 1876, Paris. Delahaye. 1877 32pp. 5 fig. in text. Eye-Clinic Dr. Wecker in Paris. Statistical statement by Dr. Masselon operations performed during the year 1875 Paris. Delahaye. 1876 ??35pp. 3 fig. in text. Eye-Clinic Dr. Wecker in Paris. Statistical statement by Dr. Masselon operations performed during the year 1874, Paris. Delahaye. 1875 32pp. -De Cataracts, some remarks concerning the etiology. The infuence of the General on the results of the operation, observations by Dr. H. Romiée. Brussels. Henri Le Mans. 1877 22pp. General -Considerations on commonly called ophthalmia Egyptian ophthalmia by dr Dutrieux. Cairo. 1878 150pp. 2 pl. (Fig 9.) -In Cataract surgery. New process ... By Dr. Deloulme, Lyon. Lyon. L. Bud. 1878 15pp. -on Ophthalmoscope by Dr. CM Gariel. Paris. Savy. 1869 46pp. -From Neuro-dynamic treatment in certain eye diseases by Dr. Chapman. Paris. P. Asselin. 1878 16pp. -Research Ocular pathology in a case of purulent choroiditis with retinal detachment by Br Poncet. Paris. Masson. 1875 35pp. 6 pl. color 13 and Fig. (This article is present twice in the collection). -From Staphylome opaque and its treatment by OP Duquesnay. Paris. Delahaye. 1875 54pp. -Phénomènes Ophthalmoscopic invoked as signs of death by Dr. J. Gayat. No title page 1875 (Ghent, Van Doosselaere). 9pp. -Clinic Eye diseases Dr. Landolt. Report for the year 1878 Coulsdon. P. Brodard. 1879 30pp. Fig 6. -Contribution To the study of symptomatic cerebral amblyopia syphilose C. Mauriac. Paris. Delahaye. 1878 16pp. -the Introduction of the metric system in ophthalmology by Dr. Landolt. Paris. Delahaye. 1876 ??33pp. 3 fig. -Study The accomodation of the eye with LV foal. Paris. Masson. 1876 ??31pp. Mydriasis E. Percepied. Paris. Delahaye. 1876 ??78pp. Delahaye, Masson, Etc. paris, Lyon. Budapest. Le Caire. Bruxelles 1869 Fort in 8 (16x22cm) Un Vol. relié

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        Fêtes galantes

      First edition, one of 350 copies printed on Holland, one draw with 10 China.Our copy is presented shirt half morocco fir, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, lined case the same morocco dishes same marbled paper, inside green paper pomme.Un lack of paper in the foot of a rare copy and feuillet.Agréable as published. Alphonse Lemerre Paris 1869 9,5x16cm broché sous chemise et étui

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        Hésiode, Hymnes orphiques, Théocrite, Biôn, Moskhos, Tyrtée, Odes anacréontiques. Traduction nouvelle

      First edition of the translation of Leconte de Lisle.Half red morocco with corners, back on 5 bands, top edge gilt, contreplats guards and handmade paper, covers and spine preserved some rare spots, beige linen slipcase, modern binding.Precious handwritten dedication from the author to George Sand: "To Madame George Sand, respectful homage of admiration, Leconte de Lisle."From his earliest writings, Leconte de Lisle stood directly under the influence of George Sand, to whom he dedicated two early poems: A George Sand and Lelia in solitude. This relationship gradually transformed into mutual admiration, as George Sand will pay tribute to the author in an article in the Times of July 31, 1872: "Mr. Leconte de Lisle is also a great poet and a highly original if it is . became head of the school is a true recognition he should - it would have even national recognition. " This mailing form of tribute, reflects the esteem and admiration for each other that is worn by the two authors.Beautiful literary tribute to a copy beautifully bound. Alphonse Lemerre Paris 1869 16x24,5cm relié sous emboitage

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        Kinder auf einem Steg am Wasser sitzend.

      . Aquarell und Kohle, Buntstifte, über Bleistift, auf festem chamoisfarbenem Velin, rechts unten monogrammiert "E. L.". 21,8:18,3 cm. Nach dieser Zeichnung entstand ein uns ebenfalls vorliegender Farbholzschnitt (siehe die folgende Nr.), der bis auf das Format, dort Querformat, und der kleinen Ortschaft am Fuße der Berge im Hintergrund links sowie eines näheren Ausschnittes, motivisch weitgehend übereinstimmt.. Eva Langkammer war als Malerin und Graphikerin in Berlin tätig. Ihr Studium absolvierte sie in Dresden bei J. Walter-Kurau (1869-1932), in München an der privaten Kunstschule von H. Knirr (1862-1944) und bei H. Groeber (1865-1935) sowie in Berlin bei L. Corinth (1858-1925). Sie war Mitglied im Reichsverband bildender Künstler, Berlin, und in der Allgemeinen Deutschen Kunstgenossenschaft.

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        Illustrated Travels. A Record of Discovery, Geography, and Adventure

      London: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, , [1869?-75] . With engravings from original drawings by celebrated artists. 6 volumes bound in 3, quarto (305 × 237 mm). Contemporary dark blue half calf, red morocco labels, raised bands, spines gilt in compartments, dark blue pebble-grained cloth sides with gilt rolls, all edges speckled red, light brown endpapers. Profusely illustrated with steel engravings, many full-page. Extremities lightly rubbed, some minor scuffing to boards, front inner hinge of first volume starting, occasional light foxing to contents. An excellent set. First edition. Bates travelled with Alfred Russel Wallace in Amazonia for two years 1848?-9, and remained behind when Wallace returned to England. He stayed there for eleven years, supporting his own entomological collecting interests by sending back specimens for public and private collections, "In total he dispatched some 14,700 species back to England, 8000 of them new to science" (ODNB). His application supported by Darwin, a personal friend, Bates became Assistant-Secretary to the Royal Geographical Society, his "twenty-seven-year tenure at the Royal Geographical Society coincided with a crucial period in the development of geography in Britain, a transition from its essentially explorer tradition to its establishment as an academic discipline in schools and universities... It was said of Bates that he knew all of the great and most of the lesser travellers of this heyday of Victorian exploration. Besides practical advice to such travellers, he was a skilled editor of their tales." An attractive and well-illustrated compilation, with contributions from Whymper, Vambery, Freshfield, Michell, and Doré for illustrations.

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        LES SCULPTEURS ITALIENS. 2 tomos de texto (enc. en 1 vol.) + album de láminas.

      2 Tomos en 1 vol. 4ºm. 4h, 478p = 2h, 445p, 1h. 35 ils.grabs. en texto, óx, firma ant. poseedor. Tela edit. roz, cortes dorados. Con Album de láms. 4ºM: 12p, 76 láms. y media (de 80) aguafuertes del autor), en carpeta cartoné edit. ajado. 1869

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        Les Adventures du Chevalier de Faublas

      Bruxelles - Librairie Universelle, 1869 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Four volumes handsomely bound with red leather spines, gilt titles to spines and marbled boards. A new edition of Couvray's Adventures of Chevalier du Faublas. Complete in four volumes and illustrated with plates. Text is in French. Jean-Baptiste Louvet de Couvrai (June 12, 1760 - August 25, 1797), was a French novelist, playwright, journalist, politician, and diplomat. Born in Paris as the son of a stationer, he became a bookseller's clerk, and first attracted attention with the first part of his novel Les Amours du chevalier de Faublas (Paris, 1787); it was followed in 1788 by Six semaines de la vie du chevalier de Faublas and in 1790 by La Fin des amours du chevalier de Faublas. The heroine, Lodoiska, was modelled on the wife of a jeweller in the Palais Royal, with whom he had an affair. She divorced her husband in 1792 and married Louvet in 1793. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm and all covers are firmly attached. There is some very mild wear to the extremities including some rubbing to the edges and bumping to the corners. Internally the books are generally clean but have some scattered spotting affecting some of the plates. There is the occasional handling mark. There is some slight staining to the top of the pages in volume I. The pages are uncut as called for and a little uneven. Overall the books are in very good condition..

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        Remarque à propos de la découverte du gallium" in Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de L'Academie des Sciences 81, 1875, pp. 969-972

      FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST OF MENDELEEV'S PREDICTED ELEMENTS TO BE IDENTIFIED, thereby confirming "the validity of the periodic system of elements" Mendeleev had designed (Niaz, Critical Appraisal of Physical Science, 62). "The confirmation of this prediction may certainly be called the culminating point in the history of the periodic system" (ibid). In 1869 "Mendeleev published a periodic table. Mendeleev also arranged the elements known at the time in order of relative atomic mass, but he did some other things that made his table much more successful. He realised that the physical and chemical properties of elements were related to their atomic mass in a 'periodic' way, and arranged them so that groups of elements with similar properties fell into vertical columns in his table. "Sometimes this method of arranging elements meant there were gaps in his horizontal rows or 'periods'. But instead of seeing this as a problem, Mendeleev thought it simply meant that the elements which belonged in the gaps had not yet been discovered. He was also able to work out the atomic mass of the missing elements, and so predict their properties. And when they were discovered, Mendeleev turned out to be right. "The discovery of the three elements predicted by Mendeleev was of decisive importance in the acceptance of his law. In 1875 Lecoq de Boisbaudran, knowing nothing of Mendeleev's work, discovered by spectroscopic methods a new metal, which he named gallium. Both in the nature of its discovery and in a number of its properties gallium coincided with Mendeleev's prediction for eka-aluminum, but its specific weight at first seemed to be less than predicted… "Although Lecoq de Boisbaudran objected to this interpretation, he made a second determination of the specific weight of gallium and confirmed that such was indeed the case. From that moment the periodic law was no longer a mere hypothesis, and the scientific world was astounded to note that Mendeleev, the theorist, had seen the properties of a new element more clearly than the chemist who had empirically discovered it. From this time, too, Mendeleev's work came to be more widely known" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). CONDITION & DETAILS: Complete volume. Ex-libris bearing only a deaccessioned stamp on the back of the title page and slight ghosting at the spine where a spine level has been removed. 4to (11 x 8 inches; 275 x 200mm). [6], 1450, [2]. Bound in clean full blue cloth, gilt-lettered at the spine. Solidly and tightly bound. Very occasional toning, otherwise clean and bright throughout.

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        Garfield?s copy of ?Beyond the Mississippi?

      ?Beyond the Mississippi: From the Great River to the Great Ocean. Life and Adventure on the Prairies, Mountains, and Pacific Coast ... New Edition. Written Down to Summer of 1869? by Albert D. Richardson. 620 pp, 5.5? x 8.5?. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1869. Over 200 illustrations. Hinges cracked, frontispiece and title page separated from binding. Original calf covers scuffed, replaced spine. Text block intact. Engraved pictorial title page opposite the frontispiece engraving of the new Vice President, Schuyler Colfax, with facsimile signature. Good condition.Affixed to the inside cover is a 2.25? x 1.5? label imprinted ?Library of / JAMES A. GARFIELD / Inter Folia Fructus / Case... Shelf...?The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Books were a scarce commodity to young James, who lost his father before the age of two, and was raised by his mother who struggled to maintain a humble existence. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books. Some twenty years ago, several dozen of his books were de-accessioned. This 1869 copy of ?Beyond the Mississippi? is one of them.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Exquisite framed display! Three top Confederate Generals - an ALS of Robert E. Lee, and signatures of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, and J.E.B. Stuart

      Framed together:Autograph Letter Signed, "R E Lee", 1p, 6.25" x 4" visible, April 18, 1869, Lexington, Virginia. In full, "Dear Sir / Your dispatch arr. d If my health will permit I will accompany the delegation of the Vally [sic] R. R. Comp[an]y to Baltimore / Vry resp ly / R E Lee". Light show through from writing on the verso, fold, else visibly fine condition.Signature, "T. J Jackson / Prof. Nat[ural] & Exp[erimental] Phil[osophy] and / Instructor of Art[iller]y. VMI" 3" x 1.5" visible. Light staining, else very good condition.Signature, "Very Resp[ectfull]y / J. E. B. Stuart / Brig Genl / Com'd'g", 4" x 1.75" visible. Fine condition. The Shenandoah Valley Railroad began as the Valley Railroad Company of Virginia with Robert E. Lee serving as its first president. The first train traveled from Pleasant Valley, just south of Harrisonburg, to Staunton on March 18, 1874, four years after Lee's death.

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      RAPHAEL JACQUEMIN  Iconographie génerale et Méthodique Costume du IVe au XIXe siècle. Collection gravée. Avec introduction et table methodique.Paris L'auther Rue Royer-Collard 1869. First edition. Folio. 200 hand colored plates, bound out of sequence. Brown morocco, spine richly gilt, plates clean. Excellent condition, very unusual.

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        COOLING CUPS AND DAINTY DRINKS. A Collection of Recipes for "Cups" and other Compounded Drinks, and of General Information on Beverages of All Kinds.

      London and New York, George Routledge and Sons, 1869.FIRST EDITION 1869, 8vo, some decorative head - and tailpieces, pages: xv, 223, (1), plus 16 page publisher's catalogue, bound in the original publisher's fine grained blind stamped green cloth, gilt cup, and title reversed out of gilt panels on upper cover, similar gilt panel on spine, mid brown endpapers. A few minor marks and minor stains to cloth, gilt on spine slightly dull, faint 19th century signature on front endpaper, light foxing to reverse of endpapers and to title page, a very occasional pale fox spot within, otherwise contents clean, binding tight. A very good copy of the first edition. "Wine is discussed in the first half of this book which for the making of beverages of all kinds and combinations". Gabler, Wine into Words, page 274, G38730. Chapters on French wines and other European wines, briefly touching on those of Australia, America and the Cape, cocktails, strong alcohols, beers, aerated waters, tea and coffee. Bitting, Gastronomic Bibliography, page 458. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Menagerie Intime

      Paris - Alphonse Lemerre, 1869 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of 'Menagerie Intime' by Theophile Gautier. Pierre Jules Thophile Gautier (August 1811 October 1872) was a French poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist, art critic and literary critic. Includes a bookplate from the private library of one 'Arkadius Gunsbourg'. In French. Condition: In a half morocco binding with marbled cloth boards. Externally,verysmart butlightly rubbed in places. Internally, firmly bound, bright and with light scattered spotting. Overall Condition: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Aventures d'Alice au pays des merveilles

      London: Macmilland and Co.,, 1869. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, triple rule and vignette of Alice to front board in gilt, triple rule and vignette of the Cheshire Cat to rear board in gilt, all edges gilt, brown coated endpapers. Housed in a custom blue morocco solander box. Frontispiece with tissue guard and 41 illustrations to the text, all by John Tenniel. Spine toned, light bumping and wear to extremities, boards a touch marked with mild cockling to front, faint foxing mainly to versos of free endpapers, stitching slightly strained in places but holding well. A very good copy. First edition in French, translated from the English by Henri Bué, the son of a French teacher and colleague of Carroll's at Oxford. Signed by the author on the half-title in blue ink: "To Laura E. C. Egerton-Todd, From the author, July 18, 1876". "The difficulties of translators of Alice can be imagined. Sometimes they declined to face the difficulty as in Chapter VII ('were they in the well ... of course ... well in.'), or, when a popular song was parodied, th ey parodied a popular song of their own country" (WMGC 73); Carroll was alive to these problems and this edition was issued with a note from the author acknowledging Bué's efforts on the verso of the title page.

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        Devonshire Celebrities

      Exeter: Henry Eland. 1869. First. First edition. Green cloth decorated and titled in gilt. Illustrated with twelve mounted photographs of the notables of Devonshire. Very lightly rubbed, near fine. The photos are of paintings, statues and engravings; one, of Rev. John Russell, is from life. Includes pictures of Sir Thomas Acland, Sir Nicholas Carew, Lord Edward Courtney, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh, and Earl Fortescue. .

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      G. W. & C. B. COLTON & CO., 1869. - 3 3/4" x 6" original embossed, cloth binder with titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover. Contains a folded map that opens to 41" x 31" and is a full color map of the United States with the western portion of the United States, the southern portion of Texas, and the southern portion of Florida set in insets around the big map. A listing dated 1860 of cities and towns is provided along with the population of each state. There are a few minor holes at two or three of the fold points but the map is near fine and is housed in the cloth binder that is beginning to show wear internally at the spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        COLTON'S NEW SECTIONAL MAP of the STATE of KANSAS Compiled from the United States Surveys & other Authentic Sources

      Colton 1869 (1867cp), NY - NEAR FINE fold out pocket map. A 2 piece map, each 27.5"X24". MISSING the cloth cover. Hand colored in bright pastels. ZERO aging, foxing, soiling, damp staining or any other kind of stain. Each section unfolds 4 times up & down and 6 across, resulting in 48 fold line intersections. About half these intersections with an 1/8" tear, a few up to 1/2". Tears easily repaired. No actual loss of material, except where each half had been torn from its respective cover, resulting in one small loss in each side. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Ruines de la Meuse.

      Imprimerie de N. Collin / Derache Libraire, vers 1869, Nancy / Paris, - Contenu: tome I: Prevotes de Hattonchatel et Lachaussee; tome II: Seigneuries et prevotes de Bouconville, Heudicourt, Les Koeurs et Pierrefitte, Abbaye de Saint-Benoit-en-Woivre, commanderies de Doncourt et Marbotte; tome III: Seigneurie d Apremont; tome IV: Seigneurie de Sorcy-sur-Meuse; tome V: Sampigny et dependances. Rarissime ouvrage de DUMONT. Si rare qu on le donne pour detruit. Le projet initiale de Dumont etait de faire 15 volumes sur toute la Meuse. Il n est parut que ces 5 volumes. 5 vol., 6-452 pp. + 9 pl. hors-texte, 4-422 pp. + 8 pl. hors-texte, 4-416 pp. + 7 pl. hors-texte, 4-372 pp. + 10 pl. hors-texte, 392 pp. + 8 pl. hors-texte. grand in-8, Relie demi-cuir, dos lisse orne, pieces de titre et de tomaison (petits frottements en coiffe) (couverture conservee) (quelques rousseurs). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres complètes de Shakspeare : Tome premier

      Firmin Didot Frères, Fils et Cie, Paris 1869 - In-4 (273 x 195 mm), maroquin rouge, dos à cinq nerfs, blason en pied, double filet sur les coupes, filets et fleurons intérieurs, doublure et garde de tissu rouge, tête dorée, tranches dorées sur témoin, couverture et dos conservés (reliure signée Canape). Tome premier seul (sur trois). Traduction revue par Francisque Michel. Vie de Shakespeare par Thomas Campbell. Contient : Othello, La Tempête, Jules César, Roméo et Juliette, Coriolan, Richard II, Macbeth, Le Roi Lear, Comme vous l'aimez, Titus Andronicus, Le Songe d'une nuit au milieu de l'été, Timon d'Athènes, Le Marchand de Venise. Texte sur deux colonnes. Ex-libris Arthur Meyer, avec son blason représentant un coq au bas du dos. (quelques frottements, coins supérieurs légèrement émoussés, quelques rousseurs). // Quarto (273 x 195 mm), red morocco, spine raised on five bands, little coat of arms on bottom, double fillet on turns-in, fillets and flowerets inside, red cloth linings and end-papers, top edge gilt, others gilt over suppport, soft cover and spine preserved (binding signed Canape). First volume only (instead of three). French translation revised by Francisque Michel. Life of Shakespeare by Thomas Campbell, in French as well. Contains : Othello, La Tempête, Jules César, Roméo et Juliette, Coriolan, Richard II, Macbeth, Le Roi Lear, Comme vous l'aimez, Titus Andronicus, Le Songe d'une nuit au milieu de l'été, Timon d'Athènes, Le Marchand de Venise. Bookplate Arthur Meyer, with his arms depicting a cock on bottom of spine. (some rubbings, upper corners lightly used, some spots).

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        "The American bond detector; and complete history of the United States government securities; issued under the sanction of the United States Treasury department, and containing superb illustrations, in genuine tints ... from the original dies in the posession of the government, of all the bonds issued under the acts of Congress from July 17, 1861, to March 3, 1868, together with a full desccription of all genuine plates, and complete rules for the detection of counterfeits ; also, valuable plates of existing coins, and important statistical tables"

      "Washington, D.C.": American Bond and Currency Detector Company. 1869. "Large oblong 4to, pp. [6], 100; 22 finely engraved plates of bonds and secutities (some in color), plus another 9 of numismatic interest on mauve paper embossed with gold and silver; also with statistical tables and tabular statements of government revenue; original half brown morocco, gilt-decorated spine in 5 compartments, gilt lettered direct in 1; very good and sound, and contained in a new quarter brown morocco clamshell box."

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        The Works of Thomas Hood Comic and Serious in Prose and Verse with all the Original Illustrations - [Complete in 10 Volumes]

      London; E. Moxon, 1869, Hardback, 1st Edition in this formVery good copies all in the original gilt-blocked, green buckram cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 1 pages; Description: 10 vol fronts. Port. , illus. 20 cm. Subject: Poetry - Miscellaneous.

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        [Der Ring des Nibelungen, the four libretti:] Das Rheingold …; Die Walküre … Siegfried …; Götterdämmerung …

      Mainz: B. Schott's Söhnen,, 1869?-70?-71?-74. 4 works bound together in one volume, octavo (161 × 102 mm). Contemporary binding of white half pigskin, red morocco label, full gilt spine, mottled paper sides, marbled endpapers, polished red edges. Custom blue cloth slipcase and chemise, black spine label, gilt lettering. Paper stock a little toned, an excellent set. First published editions of all four volumes of the libretti of the Ring cycle, with the ownership inscription of the American Wagnerian Richard Cowell Dixey (1844?-1914) at the head of the first title page, recording his acquisition of the volume in Rome, December 1875. Dixey had already played a role in bringing Wagner's music to his home state of Massachussetts by arranging the first Boston concert of selections from Lohengrin in 1872. At the date he acquired the volume, the first two parts, Das Rheingold and Die Walküre, had premiered in Munich on 22 September 1869 and 26 June 1870 respectively, but the last two had yet to be performed. On the cast list page to Das Rheingold, Dixey has noted the time and date of the first performance of the complete cycle at the Bayreuther Festspielhaus, 13 August 1876, and noted the lead roles of Franz Betz as Wotan and Friedericke Grün as Fricka respectively, indicating that he himself was present on that momentous occasion. On the same page he has added dates of performances he has attended: at Bayreuth one week later; in Berlin, 2 June 1888; and three times in Dresden in the summer and autumn of the same year. On the facing page he lists the names of the Dresden cast, and adds American dates: New York, 15 March 1889, and three dates in Boston the following month. The cast list of Siegfried is similarly annotated, and there are other notes of his throughout the volume. A pianist and sometime music teacher, Dixey was a man of means. He married Ellen Sturgis Tappan (1849?-1924) daughter of the poet and founding member of the Transcendentalist Club, Caroline Sturgis Tappan. In 1875 Dixey and his wife set out on an extensive tour of Europe and the near East, travelling to England, Italy, Germany, Spain, France, the Alps, Vienna, Capri, Pompeii, Turkey, Egypt, Malta, Greece, and other places. During the late 1880s, they were living in Boston's Back Bay; their daughter, Rosamond Sturgis Dixey, was born there in June 1887. They also later maintained a summer estate, "Tanglewood", in Lenox, the former property of Ellen Dixey's family, which she and her unmarried sister inherited and which, in 1937, the family donated to the Boston Symphony. These are the first published editions of the four libretti, preceded by the edition of between 30 and 50 copies privately printed for Wagner at Zurich in February 1853. OCLC locates individual copies of each of these individual libretti, but no library is listed as holding first published editions of all four volumes, whether individually or bound together.

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        Observations on Ligature of Arteries on the Antiseptic System. From the Lancet, April 3, 1869

      Edinburgh: Edmondston and Douglas, 1869. 16pp.. Original wraps, with title to upper wrap. A fine presentation copy, inscribed 'From the author' to head of title. The second issue, with a corrected p.13, and slip stating 'Corrected February 1870. See Page 13' pasted to foot of upper wrap. Joseph Lister (1827-1912), English physician and founder of anti-septic surgery. The corrected text in this edition, offprinted from an article in the Lancet, highlights his experiments into the use of alternatives to silk as a surgical ligature and successful identification of 'catgut', the dried intestines of sheep or horses, as a viable and absorbable material. As this copy is of the same provenance as similar items in this list presented to Dr Lonsdale of Cumberland Infirmary, it is likely that he was the recipient of this presentation copy. . Second Offprint Edition. 8vo.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Ottilie v. Goethe").

      Weimar, 27. September 1869.. 1 S. Gr.-8vo.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Direktor: "Dies Blatt wird Ihnen wenigstens zeigen daß ich die Absicht hatte es mit seinem Inhalt Ihnen schon lange zu senden, und zu dem Zweck es mit her nahm. Die Hofnung kommen zu können hat mich leider getäuscht und ich werde nicht in sehr kurzer Zeit wieder für den Winter nach Jena zurückgehen. Ich danke Ihnen bestens das Sie mein Recht gewahrt haben, von Austreten keine Rede denn in Jena bedarf ich mehr wie je der Aufheiterung und Kunst Gegenstände. Noch ist eine Hofnung das wir den Winter hier bleiben, aber es ist nicht wahrscheinlich, und ist Jena bestimmt so würde ich denn in ungefähr 8 Tagen Weimar verlassen [...]". - Sehr wohlerhalten.

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        On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection,

      London: John Murray,, 1869. or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Octavo. Original green cloth, gilt lettered spine, black coated endpapers. Folding diagram at p. 132. Large bookplate on front pastedown. Touch of light mottling to covers, hinges just a little shaken. A very good copy in the original cloth. Fifth edition of "the most important biological book ever written" (Freeman). This copy is in Freeman's variant a of the binding but without the publisher's terminal advertisements. "The fifth edition of 1869 was of 2,000 copies and was again much revised. It is in this one that Darwin used the expression "the survival of the fittest", Herbert Spencer's term, for the first time; it appears first in the heading of Chapter IV." (Freeman).

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        [Victorian Textiles- Lace Sample Book] "Cahier de Dentelle"

      [France], [1869]. Original brown paper covered boards, cloth spine. 80 unnumbered pages. A manuscript Victorian lace sample book entirely written in fine handwriting (fountain pen) by Marie Vachoiz and comprising 70 original samples of hand-made crocheted, knitted, and bobbin lace samples, 68 of them beautifully mounted on thick coloured paper and then tipped-in, two tipped-in directly onto the sheets (lightly ruled paper). Title page: "Chahier de Dentelle (in heavy lettering) [starting of penciled lettering] [a string of numerals ] 1869, Marie Vachoiz." The quality of the lace presented here represents a significant expertise and polish in producing handmade lace. The text details 81 different patterns in manuscript (with 70 actual samples) and at the end offers a few pages discussing the specifics of producing knitted and crochet laces. An important work in the sense of its teaching parameter, rarely found thus, with examples and copious explanations, in manuscript form, and the extent of these suggest a work perhaps made in anticipatioin of publication. The superb patterns detailed in elegant cursive include those M. Vachoiz has identified as the Spider, the Laf, Tortoiseshell, the Scale, Pyramids, Snowflake, Valencian, and many others. A superbly preserved survival, with all the examples in perfect condition. Boards somewhat worn at corners, well-preserved internally. Laid in is a fine pen and ink engraving transferred onto gold leaf paper (unknown if this was owned by the author or laid in by a subsequent owner).

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        Illustrated Travels: A Record Of Discovery, Geography, And Adventure : With Engravings From Original Drawings By Celebrated Artists [SIX VOLUMES IN THREE ]

      Cassell, Petter, & Galpin, London. Hardcover (Half Leather). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Undated but Copac gives the publication of the original part work as 1869 - 1875. Books - in Good dark blue half leather binding and lighter blue grained paper binding, elaborate gilt decorated spines and borders, leather labeling and marbled paste downs, end papers, front and rear end paper and page edges with one of the pale blue front cover has been bound into each volume. Some surface loss to the half leather corners and some marking/fading to the blue paper binding. Although obviously an original set, as confirmed by the bookplates in some lights the third volume appears slightly darker than the other two, as can be seen in the scans. Contents, previous owner's elaborate book plate with name 'Alexander Baron Peckover of Wisbech?' to front pastedown Baron Peckover was a banker and philanthropist who died in 1919 a name 'B. E, Penrose' has been added in manuscript to one of the bookplates'. There is slight surface loss to the marbled front paste down and free front end paper to volume three-four, some browning to the bottom corners in volume 3/4, light creasing to the top corner of pages 9/12 to volume 5, other light marking and light browning otherwise clean and tightly bound. Weighing approximately 28.0 pounds / 13.0 kgs with well over 2,250 folio pages and hundreds of illustrations, many full page, this is an attractive set of these interesting and lavishly illustrated travel books. Size: 12.5 inches tall by 9.5 inches. [iv], 378; viii, 376; viii, 376; viii, 376; viii, 376; viii, 376 pp. With 6 full page line drawing frontispiece engravings, numerous other engravings from original drawings and 237 full page engravings . Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Travel & Places; Inventory No: 6171.. This set of books weighs approximately 28.0 pounds / 13.0 kg and so will not be shipped outside the UK without additional postage. .

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        The Subjection of Women

      London: Longmans, Green and Dyer, 1869. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. FIRST UK LONDON EDITION IN VERY GOOD CONDITION4.5"x 8" tall, Orig. boards. blind-stamped decoration front and back, corners bumped, some edge wear and some staining, spine relaid, new label on spine, new endpapers, ownership name and address on half title, pages untrimmed, edges dusty and occasional marks, no dw, else clean. The Subjection of Women, an important work in the history of feminism. In 1869, he argued for the right of women to vote."The object of this essay is to explain as clearly as I am able ... that the principle which regulates the existing social relations between the two sexes - the legal subordination of one sex to the other - is wrong itself, and now one of the chief hindrances to human improvement, and that ought to be replaced by a principle of perfect equality, admitting no power or privilege on one side, nor the disability on the other" John Stuart Mills The radical nature of Mill's call for women's equality is often lost to us after over a century of protest and changing social attitudes. Yet the subordination of women to men when Mill was writing remains striking. Among other indicators of this subordination are the following: (1) British women had fewer grounds for divorce than men until 1923; (2) Husbands controlled their wives personal property (with the occasional exception of land) until the Married Women's Property Acts of 1870 and 1882; (3) Children were the husband's; (4) Rape was impossible within a marriage; and (5) Wives lacked crucial features of legal personhood, since the husband was taken as the representative of the family (thereby eliminating the need for women's suffrage). This gives some indication of how disturbing and/or ridiculous the idea of a marriage between equals could appear to Victorians.

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      Philadelphia: Hebrew Sunday School Society 1869 - 2nd US edition (1st is 1861) . Original Publisher’s cloth, 16mo, 138 pages. 12 cm. Singerman 1658 (for 1st printing; 2nd printing is unknown to him) . Book’s preface mentions Leeser as the editor who has made corrections and added subject headings. Jacob Rader Marcus notes that "The year the Civil War erupted, he [Leeser] edited a work by one Sarah Harris, Thoughts Suggests by Bible Texts, etc. , a series of edifacatory sermonettes followed by a prayer of an ethical nature.As was his wont, when he saw a good English book, Leeser reprinted it" (Marcus, UNITED STATES JEWRY, p. 301) . "Three of the many themes treated here are neighborly love, immortality, truth and falsehood. " First published in England in 1859 and then reprinted in America by Leeser and the Hebrew Sunday School Society. SUBJECT(S) : Jewish religious education of children. OCLC lists only 2 copies worldwide (YU & Penn) , and only 3 copies of the first edition of 1861 (Penn, Southern Baptist, HUC) . Light wear, a very clean copy of this exceedingly scarce Leeser title. (amr-45-24) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE BRITISH EXPEDITION TO ABYSSINIA Compiled from Authentic Documents

      London: MacMillan. Near Fine. 1869. xi, 271pp (+ 53 pg list of publisher's adverts, dated 1869, at rear). Rebound in 1/4 leather, marbled sides, leather spine with raised bands, gilt dec & title pieces. 1cm piece missing to top corner pg 72, date pencilled onto preface pg, contents otherwise very good.; 225 x 150mm .

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        Notes on Yachts (First Series)

      London: Sampson Low, Son, and Marston,, 1869. Octavo. Original mid-blue cloth, title gilt to the spine and to the upper board with a decorative roundel within gilt panel, brown surface-paper endpapers. Fine steel-engraved frontispiece. Attractive diamond-shaped bookseller's ticket of S.W. Wolff of High-st. Southampton, "Log & Cargo Books, Charts of the Latest Surveys, Navigation Books, &c." A little rubbed, slight lean, hinges a touch cracked, but overall a very good copy. First and only edition, all published, and uncommon, just 6 copies on COPAC. "A good exposition of design ideas of the 1870s, and especially of the efficiency of sails and of various hull shapes …" Brett treats sailing briefly, directing readers to Vanderdecken's Yacht Sailor for further guidance, but considers the sport is "chiefly followed by men of adventurous temperament; by men who like life in the open air, particularly in wild weather; by vigorous men, who love to feel their own strength grappling with, and controlling the great forces of nature …" Bookplate of Leslie Knopp author of Practical Navigation for Yachtsmen.

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        Sketches of the South and West or Ten Months Residence in the United States

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons. VG : in very good condition. Spine lightly scuffed and faded. 1869. [First Edition]. Half leather black cloth cover. 170mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). vi, 170pp. .

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        Rhynchaea Australis: Gould (Australian Rhynchaea)

      London, 1869 This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Rhynchaea Australis: Gould, from John Gould?s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Australia" is in excellent condition, measures 13.75" x 21", and magnificently displays the author?s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called Australian Rhynchaea, these birds are expertly hand-colored with intricate patterns in shades of brown, taupe and gray, with white accents around the eyes and wings. Precise lines detail and define each feather and patterns on these wading birds. At the time "Birds of Australia's" publication, the birds of this region were essentially unknown to a European audience and as Gould himself admitted in the preface to the book, ?the field was comparatively a new one?.John Gould was without question the most prolific ornithological artist of the 19th century, and the only one to rival John James Audubon in ambition and quality. The 19th century was a time of intense fascination with discoveries in natural history, especially regarding knowledge of the wildlife of exotic lands. Gould combined his passion for natural history with outstanding scientific, artistic, and entrepreneurial talents, and embarked on a series of projects that would eventually make him the leading publisher of ornithological illustrations in Victorian Britain.Gould?s unparalleled career spanned five decades, and he produced a monumental series of books of birds throughout the world. The Birds of Australia is John Gould?s largest and most important work. Because he himself spent so much time in the field making his own observations, the text that accompanies the illustrations is by far the most accurate and detailed of all his works. Each of the illustrations is stunningly colored and flawlessly drafted, highlighting the exquisite plumage and elegance of the birds.The colossal work is tremendous throughout, and quite rightly, it is considered Gould?s masterpiece. When Gould began work on the Birds of Australia, the ornithology of that continent was all but unknown in Europe. Gould started his research using specimens available in England, but quickly realized that the supply was far from sufficient. He discarded the work and traveled to Australia to begin his effort anew on his magnum opus.Arriving in Australia in September 1838, Gould and his wife, Elizabeth, spent the following eighteen months exploring Tasmania and the adjacent islands, South Australia, and New South Wales, and penetrated well into the interior. Over the course of these extensive travels Gould made many of the preliminary drawings that were translated into the remarkable series of 681 lithographs. Gould collected and documented so many new species -- more than three hundred -- that very few additions have been made since. His voyage to Australia was unsurpassed in the annals of ornithology.

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        ALS ("Le Verrier").

      N. p., 21. V. 1869 [?]. - Large 8vo. ½ p. on double leaf. To the physicist Jules Antoine Lissajous (1822-1880). - The French mathematician specialized in celestial mechanics and is best known for his part in the discovery of Neptune. "As a result of this achievement Le Verrier received, among other awards, the Copley Medal from the Royal Society of London and was named an officer in the Legion of Honour. A chair of astronomy was created for him at the University of Paris" (Enc. Br.). - On stationery with printed letterhead of the "Observatoire Imperial". With minor defects to edges and small spot in the lower margin. With a small label, the monogram stamp "LS" and ms. number "120" on the reverse of fol. 2. - Rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Subjection of Women

      London: Longmans, Green and Dyer, 1869. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. FIRST UK LONDON EDITION IN VERY GOOD CONDITION4.5"x 8" tall, Orig. boards. blind-stamped decoration front and back, corners bumped, some edge wear and some staining, spine relaid, new label on spine, new endpapers, ownership name and address on half title, pages untrimmed, edges dusty and occasional marks, no dw, else clean. The Subjection of Women, an important work in the history of feminism. In 1869, he argued for the right of women to vote."The object of this essay is to explain as clearly as I am able ... that the principle which regulates the existing social relations between the two sexes - the legal subordination of one sex to the other - is wrong itself, and now one of the chief hindrances to human improvement, and that ought to be replaced by a principle of perfect equality, admitting no power or privilege on one side, nor the disability on the other" John Stuart Mills The radical nature of Mill's call for women's equality is often lost to us after over a century of protest and changing social attitudes. Yet the subordination of women to men when Mill was writing remains striking. Among other indicators of this subordination are the following: (1) British women had fewer grounds for divorce than men until 1923; (2) Husbands controlled their wives personal property (with the occasional exception of land) until the Married Women's Property Acts of 1870 and 1882; (3) Children were the husband's; (4) Rape was impossible within a marriage; and (5) Wives lacked crucial features of legal personhood, since the husband was taken as the representative of the family (thereby eliminating the need for women's suffrage). This gives some indication of how disturbing and/or ridiculous the idea of a marriage between equals could appear to Victorians.

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        Dakota land; or, the beauty of St. Paul. An original, illustrated, historic and romantic work on Minnesota and the great northwest. Second edition.

      Hankins & Son, New York 1869 - Second (and best) edition, with the Colton map; 8vo, pp. 425, [1], [6] ads; portrait frontispiece and pictorial half-title, 94 illustrations in the text, a number of them full-page; original decorative green cloth gilt, a.e.g.; a little rubbing and spotting but generally a very good, bright and firm copy of a curious mixture of popular history, fiction and Indian legend, set in and around St. Paul, and handsomely illustrated. Hankins was editor of the New York Home Gazette. This copy with the folding hand-colored map by G. W. & C. B. Colton (often lacking and probably not issued in all copies), of the upper Great Lakes and Upper Midwest "prepared expressly for Col. Hankins' illustrated, historic, romantic work of 'Dakota Land' or the Beauty of St. Paul." VanDerhoof, Frontier American Novels, 2675; Wright II, 1090. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Pensées: Histoire, Culture, Multiplication, Emploi

      Paris: J. Rothschild + Librairie de la Société Botanique de France, 1869. First edition.. Light edge wear to outer corners only of the binding, faint scattered foxing to a few plates; a bright and clean copy in near fine condition in a very attractive Victorian red morocco binding.. Pp. xii, 52; 25 full-page fine chromolithographic plates of pansies mounted on card stock with all tissue guards present. Publisher's original one-half red morocco leather (with original blue printed wrappers lettered in red and black bound in place), spine with five raised bands lettered in gilt on one compartment and with fine gilt decorations in the other five compartments over marbled boards with French marbled endpapers, top page edge in gilt, folio (14 x 10 3/4 inches; 353 x 275 mm). This monograph on the best available varieties of pansy was overseen and published by Joseph Rothschild for the Societe Botanique de France. The author, Jean-Pierre Barillet-Deschamps, was a French horticulturist and landscape architect. He was the chief gardener of Paris during the reign of Emperor Napoleon III, and was responsible for planting the great gardens of the French Second Empire; his landscape gardens, with their lakes, winding paths, sloping lawns, groves of exotic trees and flower beds, had a large influence on public parks throughout Europe and in the United States (from wiki). The fine chromolithographs were based on specimens provided by F. Lesemann, Head Gardener Hietzing, near Vienna. Only 200 copies of this work were printed. Nissen BB1 76; Stafleu and Cowan 20212.

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        Poésie française. Le Vin. Vers fantasques. - La campagne.

      Paris, typographie Alcan-Lévy 1869 - in-12, 67-[5] pp., avec un portrait-frontispice à l'eau-forte par Faure-Dujarric, broché sous couverture imprimée de l'éditeurLégère restauration à la page de titre. Rare. Tirage hors commerce, en raison de la mort de l'auteur. Les productions de Fernand Desnoyers (1828-1869), membre de la coterie de Murger (Henri Murger, l'écrivain "buveur d'eau" du XIXe) signent leur rareté par leur confidentialité éditoriale. Une de ses caractéristiques notables de ce littérateur et poète parisien était l'amour du vin, qu'il ne célébra pas seulement dans ses beaux ver(-re)s complices, mais aussi par une consommation à plus soif. Vicaire III, 226. Vicaire, Bibliographie gastronomique, 273 (pour les 16 pièces sur le vin). Absent de Oberlé (Bibliothèque bachique). Bel exemplaire sur vergé. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Military Maps illustrating the Operations of the Armies of the Potomac & James May 4th 1864 to April 9th 1865

      [Washington, D.C.]: War Department; Office of the Chief of Engineers. 1869. First. First edition. Large folio. 16 double-page lithographic maps. Complete. Measures approximately 20" x 24". Prepared under the direction of Bvt. Brig. Gen. N. Michler, Major of Engineers, and Bvt. Lieut. Col. P.S. Michie, Capt. of Engineers. Contemporary half leather and marbled paper boards. Ex-library copy with bookplate and small number stamp, else no other markings. The boards are worn and detached, lacking the spine back, the last plate has one vertical crease, else a good sound set of very fine detailed topographical maps, printed under the direction of Julius Bien (New York Lithographing, Engraving & Printing Co.): 1. Antietam, 2. Appomattox Court House, 3. Chancellorville, 4. Cold Harbor, 5-6. Region between Gettysburg and Appomattox Court House, 7. Fredericsburg, 8. Spottsylvania, 9. The Wilderness, 10. Richmond, 11. Petersburg and Five Forks, 12. High Bridge and Farmville, 13. Totopotomoy, 14. Bermuda Hundred, 15. Jetersville and Sailor's Creek, 16. Harper's Ferry. .

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        Framed Autographed Letter Signed

      New Orleans 1869 - 1 page, 8.25 x 5 inches, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 7, 1869. Written by the Confederate Major General in response to a request for his autograph: "Dear Sir: At your request I subjoin my autograph." Handsomely matted with a fine wood-engraved portrait of Buckner and set in a textured brown frame measuring 15.75 x 16.5 inches. Near fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Portrait, three-quarter length, of an unidentified young man. Gelatin silver print on smooth paper

      [New York?], ca. early 1920s. 9 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. . Faint creases to lower corners, else fine. Beaton and Buckland, The Magic Image, p. 139 . A dramatic, strongly lit image of a long-haired, mustachioed young man, possibly an actor. Arnold Genthe (1869-1942) was born in Germany and came to San Francisco in 1895 as tutor to the son of Baron Heinrich von Schroeder. Genthe, an entirely self-taught photographer, amused himself by taking pictures of the city's Chinatown, and when these were exhibited and attracted much favorable attention, he decided to remain in San Francisco, and, through his Schroeder contacts, became a successful professional photographer. In 1911 he moved to New York, and during his long career, followed his philosophy of portraiture: "I was determined to show people a new kind of photography: there would be no stilted poses; as a matter of fact, no poses at all. I would try to take my sitters unawares...portraying a person's character instead of a...photographic mask." (Cited in "Arnold Genthe 1869-1942" by Jerry E. Patterson, a catalogue for an exhibition at the Staten Island (NY) Museum, 1975). A man of great culture and wide-ranging interests, Genthe became one of the greatest of American photographers, his work known around the world

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