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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1870 - 1870 Wisden Original Wrappers

      1870. On offer here is a very rare 1870 Wisden still in it's original wrappers and in very good overall condition. As can be seen from the photographs, the front and rear wrappers are a little marked - mainly foxing. A facsimile spine has been added to the book in recent times. That repair was not carried out by me, but I suspect that at one time the book was rebound in hard boards and at some stage the book has been taken out of the boards and a facsimile spine attached. Internally, the title page and the first few pages have some foxing as do the last couple of pages but otherwise the contents are in excellent, clean, unmarked condition - most unusual for a book of this vintage. Overall, a really nice example.

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        Etudes sur la maladie des vers a soie, moyen pratique assuré de la combattre et d’en prévenir le retour

      Paris, Gauthier-Villars 1870 - 2 volumes 8vo of I. XII, frontispiece, 322 and 36 plates ; and II. (6), 327, (1) pages and 1 plate ; contemporary green half calf (spine insolated, lack of leather of the top of the spine). The Henri Vallée copy, a prominent French veterinarian and microbiologist. Inscription on the back of the half-title of the first volume : "Alfort 1898 H. Vallée". "In 1865 Pasteur was asked to consider the disease of silkworms that had plagued France for almost 20 years, and which had cut silk production dramatically. Pasteur discovered that two diseases, pebrine and flacherie, were responsible, and that both were hereditary and contagious. He was able to introduce practical preventative measures, with considerable, if not total, success." (Norman). "This work saved the French silk industry, which had been crippled by the disease pébrine. After three years of research on the problem, Pasteur was able to show that the disease known as pébrine was caused by a parasite, and that the disease known as flacherie, which authorities had thought to be a manifestation of pébrine, was in reality a bacterial disease with its own character and etiology. He developed a screening method, still used today, that employs systematic microscopic examination to separate infected silkworm eggs from healthy ones." (G&M) Garrison & Morton, 2481 ; Heirs of Hippocrates, 1017 ; Norman 1657; En français dans le texte, 272. Half-part of plates are foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Boulevarts de Paris

      Accordion-style panorama comprised of 18 hand-colored lithographs depicting the various boulevards of the right bank of central Paris, from L'Église de la Madeleine all the way to Place de la Bastille, covering Boulevart de la Madeleine, Boulevart des Capucines, Boulevart des Italienes, Boulevart Montmartre, Boulevart Poissonière, Boulevart Bonne Nouvelle, Boulevart Saint-Denis, Boulevart Saint-Martin, Boulevart du Temple, Boulevart des Filles du Calvaire, and Boulevart Beaumarchais, with building façades, monuments, and city sites illustrated in great detail including the Opera House, the Grand Hotel, the Théâtre du Gymnase, the Théâtre de la Porte St. Martin, the Théâtre des Folies Dramatiques, the Cirque Napoléon, fountains, cafés, stylish pedestrians, and carriages, many with identifying captions. Some very minor foxing, some minor wear along folds, a few scattered pencil notations. Each plate approx. 6-1/8" by 9", total length over 13 feet. Folded size oblong 12mo. Boards, gilt-stamped title. Rubbing to extremities. Paris (Godard) n.d. (circa 1870?). Not much is known about Charles Rivière and his work beyond some single-sheet lithographic views of Paris published by Maison Martinet in the 1870s, including Panorama des Tuileries et du Louvre, Le Louvre et les Tuileries vue prise du Pont Neuf, Palais de Justice et Ste. Chapelle, Le Panthéon, Hôtel de Ville, Place de la Bastille, Les Tuileries, Fontaine Saint Michel, Notre Dame, Place de la Concorde, Tour St. Jacques, Cour du Grant Hôtel du Louvre, and Lacs du Bois de Boulogne, some of which possibly served as illustrations for an edition of "Paris Moderne et Ses Environs". Very scarce; as of December 2017, WorldCat does not appear to list any holdings of this work.

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        The Mystery of Edwin Drood With Illustrations

      London: Chapman & Hall, 193, Piccadilly, [April - September, 1870]. 8vo., six parts, 36, [1]-32, [2], [4], [4], [8], [1 fold-out]; 20, 33-64, [4], [2]; 20, 65-96, [2], [1], [4], 8, [8]; 24, 97-128, [4], [4], [2]; 20, 129-160, [1], [4]; 18, 161-190, [2], [viii], [4], [4] pp., 14 engraved plates including title vignette and frontisportrait. Original printed blue wrappers with trade advertisements to inner sides as well as outside back wrappers, with a variety of publishers ads, and slips bound-in. Housed in a four-fold green cloth folder and quarter green morocco and green cloth slip-case with titling in gilt. A very good copy with all advertisements except for the 8 pp. Chapman & Halll announcement in number five which is frequently missing, and including the rare "cork" leaf. Internally bright with light foxing at top-edges and little wear to wrappers, contemporary ink signature to number one. With the book plate of Ellen O'Neil Logan to four-fold folder. First edition in original parts, with 14 designs by Luke Fildes engraved on wood by Dalziel, C. Roberts, and others, and cover designed by C. A. Collins (brother of Wilkie Collins). "When Dickens died on June 9, 1870, he had completed only enough of his manuscript to make up six installments, leaving unfinished a work which had commanded the widest attention for its opening numbers, and which promised to be one of his most effective and popular books. Although only three parts had been issued prior to his death, publication of the work continued, and on completion with Part 6 of all available material, the vast army of readers was left high and dry as to 'The Mystery'" (Hatton and Cleaver 373). Thomson 112.

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        Modern Building and Architecture: A Series Of Working Drawings And Practical Designs Including Numerous Examples From The Paris And Havre International Exhibitions¿

      Fullarton & Co, London 1870 - Pp. 248, 50 plates, some double paged. Contemporary half calf, some wear. Bottom 6th of joint on spine is lifting and first gathering is loose. A good complete copy of this monumental and very well illustrated work in handsome binding. Extra heavy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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        The Little Hill People Gambling" Original Watercolour. From his work of 1870 "In Fairyland"

      1870 - Alternatively known fondly as "Dickie Doyle" Or "Dick Kit-Kat" Original watercolour of "The Little Hill People Gambling" the original from his 1870 published work "In Fairyland". Framed and glazed. Measures; 9 x 27 cm and double mounted with old mounts the closer one with gilt trim, 21 x 39 cm in the frame. A Full watercolour no preliminary ink or pencil used, unfaded and in VG condition. With monogram to lower right, an intertwined "RD". Label on the reverse shows it was an exhibition item in the 1920's. and numbered exhibit No 26 Traced to once being owned by Laurence Bradbury in 1923 and he was an art expert at the Tate London and later curator there before the 2nd WW. Christies sold other art works with his provenance in 2016 inc works by Sir William Orpen. This same ORIGINAL piece was illustrated in an art magazine for the above London exhibition held in 1923 in a London Gallery, possibly Colnaghi? *The Image: The detail is quite exquisite. Each blade of grass delineated, the characters faces each expressive and individual. Watercolours by this artist are SCARCE to the market. SEE: Ref; Simon Houfe. British Book Illustrators 1800-1914 and Christopher Wood The Dictionary of Victorian Painters.

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        L'Education Sentimentale. Histoire d'un Jeune Homme (2 Tomes - Complet) [ Edition originale ]

      Mention sur les couvertures conservées de "Deuxième édition", 2 vol. grand in-8 reliure moderne plein chagrin bordeaux, dos à 5 nerfs, tête dorée, double filet doré d'encadrement en plats, couvertures et dos restaurés conservés, Michel Lévy Frères, A la Librairie Nouvelle, Paris, 1870, 2 ff., 427 pp. ; 2 ff. 331-32 pp. Edition originale, sans mention d'édition en pages de titre, bien complète du catalogue Lévy de novembre 1869, et des couvertures portant la mention de deuxième édition. Bon état (qq. rouss., qq. restaurations aux couvertures conservées). Carteret, I, 268 ; Vicaire, III, 726 Français

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        Two panoramic views of Xiamen (Amoy) Island.

      No place, circa 1870. - 2 panoramas, each composed of four consecutive albumen prints. 1100 x 210 mm. Two of the earliest panoramic views of Xiamen, formerly romanized as Amoy. Xiamen Island was considered to possess one of the world's great natural harbors in Yundang Bay, and its served as China's main port for exporting tea. It was one of five Chinese Treaty ports agreed on by the Treaty of Nanjing in 1842. Under Deng Xiaoping Xiamen became one of the original four special economic zones opened to foreign investment and trade in the early 1980s. - Slightly foxed and browned. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        JECKYLL Thomas 1827-81 Architect Designer of Whistlers Peacock Room

      Autograph Letter Signed "T. Jeckyll" to "Ionides" [probably one of Alexander "Alec"' Ionides' four siblings]. 4 pages 8vo, 5 St Georges Terrace, Queen's Gate, Saturday morning n.d. [probably 1870, the date of his commission for 1 Holland Park].

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        Journeys in North China, Manchuria, and Eastern Mongolia, with Some Account of Corea

      London, Smith, Elder, 1870. Octavo, two volumes, xx, 444 and viii, 442 pages with 9 illustrations plus 7 plates and 2 folding maps. Original gilt-pictorial green cloth a little flecked, with the spines slightly darkened; uncut edges a little discoloured; an excellent set. Each volume contains the early nameplate of Edward Charles Stirling.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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        11 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

      Wien, 1870-75. - Zusammen 18 SS. Meist 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Redakteur in Fragen von Referaten, Honoraren und Aufsätzen: "Im Anschluß übersende ich Ihnen die gewünschte ‘Philippika’ [.] - Die Überzeugung, mit der ich diesen Artikel geschrieben habe, schlägt wohl mit einer hohen Lohe aus jeder Zeile empor [.]" (Br. v. 11.II. 1870). - "Die gewünschten Karten werde ich heute Nachmittags um 4 Uhr per Express (auf meine Kosten) in die Redaktion schicken. - Derselbe Bote bringt Ihnen auch ein kritisches Feuilleton für morgen früh: ‘Wallensteins Tod’ (vier halbe Spalten, wie letzten Samstag) [.]" (Br. v. 16.XII. 1870). - Gründorf war als Schauspieler, Regisseur und Theaterdichter an mehreren Provinztheatern, später am Wiener Carl-Theater sowie am Theater in der Josefstadt tätig. Seit 1860 im publizistischen Büro der Westbahn beschäftigt, wurde er nach seiner Pensionierung 1883 Lektor und Bibliothekar des Raimundtheaters. Als Autor verfaßte er zahlreiche Volksstücke, Lebens- und Charakterbilder und Beiträge für die von ihm herausgegebene humoristisch-satirischen Zeitschrift ‘Hans-Jörgel’. - 2 Briefe mit gedr. Briefkopf der "K. K. Priv. Kaiserin Elisabeth-Bahn". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Observations on the geology and zoology of Abyssinia, made during the progress of the British expedition to that country in 1867-68.

      London Macmillan 1870 - First edition. 8vo., xii, 488pp., folding tinted lithograph frontispiece, 12 plates including 6 coloured lithographs bird plates by Keulemans (a little spotted), folding coloured map, original green cloth gilt, inner hinges strengthened, a very good copy. A valuable work by the noted geologist and zoologist. Blanford was attached to the Abyssinian Expedition in 1867 and accompanied the troops to Magdala. The plates by Keulemans are very attractive and feature six species which were new to science. Nissen ZBI, 406; Anker 44. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Collection of six rare radical brochures against the Second French Empire.

      Mostly Paris & Bruxelles, 1852-1870. - A total of 764 pp., sometimes including the original wrapper covers. Bound in contemporary marbled half cloth with handwritten spine label. Collection of six rare brochures against the Second Empire, the Imperial Bonapartist regime of Napoleon III from 1852 to 1870. Includes an unknown, early pamphlet by Édouard Vaillant, Augustin Rogeard's most famous work inscribed to a fellow socialist, and the first authentic account of the Cayenne Penal Colony ever published. Contents: I) (V[aillant], É[douard]). La France et l'opinion. [Germany or Switzerland?], Bibliothèque revolutionnaire, (1867). 15, (1) pp. Extremely rare radical pamphlet against the Second Empire and "le maniaque Bonaparte", Napoleon III: a unique survival; not a single copy in library catalogues internationally. The anonymous author signs as "E. V. citoyen français", which the book's owner Charles Keller resolves as "E. Vaillant" in a handwritten table of contents on the final flyleaf. Édouard Vaillant (1840-1915), a member of the First International, had left France to study in Germany in 1866. He returned in 1870 and advocated the creation of the Paris Commune, after the crushing of which he had to flee to Britain, returning only after the 1880 amnesty. He remained active in socialist politics. - II) Rogeard, A. La crise électorale de 1869. Bruxelles, chez tous les libraires, 1869. (4), 74 pp. - III) Rogeard, A. Les propos de Labienus (vingt-deuxième édition). Précédée de l'histoire d'une brochure. Paris & Bruxelles, chez tous les libraires, 1870. 52 pp. Inscribed "au citoyen Charles Keller" by the author (Basel, 26 Dec. 1871). Cf. Stammhammer I, 206. Rogeard (1820-96) had had to flee to Belgium after ridiculing the Second Empire in this work (a fourth edition of which Karl Marx had in his library: MEGA IV.32, 1129). He returned after the proclamation of the Republic in 1870 and was elected to the Conseil de la Commune in 1871. After the fall of the Commune he took refuge in Vienna and later in Budapest, returning to France only after the amnesty of 1880. - IV) L'empire démasqué. Histoire abregée des crimes de Louis Bonaparte et de ses complices. Première partie: l'usurpation du pouvoir (= all published). London, Bruxelles & Geneva, Johan Harrison, 1863. VII, (1), 96 pp. Rare radical pamphlet against Napoleon III and the Second Empire. - V) Mayer, P. Histoire du deux décembre. Avec documents inédits et pièces justificatives. Deuxième édition. Paris, Ledoyen, 1852. (2), 355, (1) pp. Early account of the French coup d'état of 1851 and the ensuing revolts. Among the copious documentation are posters and calls to arms signed by Victor Hugo. - VI) Attibert, Fr. Histoire contemporaine. Quatre ans a Cayenne. Notes. Bruxelles, chez la veuve Verteneuil, 1859. XXVII, (1), 5-132 pp. First edition of this sensational account of four years of servitude in France's penal colony of Cayenne, written by an escapee - the first authentic report of the "guillotine sèche" to which the Second Republic sentenced hundreds of suspected republicans. - Some underlinings throughout. The Alsatian-born socialist and anarchist Charles Keller (1843-1913) was an early associate of Elie Reclus and Mikhail Bakunin. In 1868 he attempted a translation of Marx's just-published "Capital" but had to abandon the project. He participated as a delegate in the Paris section of the First International and in the Second Congress of the League of Peace and Freedom in Berne. As a member of the Commune, he was injured fighting on the barricades in 1871 and escaped to Basel. Returning after the amnesty and settling in Nancy, he established himself as a poet and writer of workers' songs. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Family Photograph Album

      [New York, 1870. 25 cards, displaying 85 inserted cabinet-size images. 1 vols. Tall 8vo. Full contemporary leather with brass clasp. 25 cards, displaying 85 inserted cabinet-size images. 1 vols. Tall 8vo. Fine Family Album. A fine album, which includes several tintypes as well as albumen prints, from a variety of studios, mostly from New York City and Brooklyn. Overall the condition of the images is very good. Inscribed on the flyleaf: "Mrs. Jessie G. Reed / from her husband / On the anniversary of their wedding / October 17th 1871."

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        Her Majesty¿s Tower

      Hurst & Blackett, London 1870 - 4th edition. 4 vols. 8vo. Folding frontispiece plan. Contemporary half calf, slight wear. Fine binding. A handsome edition of this set [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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        Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection. A Series of Essays.

      pp.xvi, 384 plus 43 page publisher's adverts dated January 1870. 8vo. A very minor amount of scattered foxing to end-papers, title page and fore-edge of text block, o/w. contents in fine, unread condition. In original green cloth with gilt lettering to spine, very gently rubbed on corners and a hint of darkening to spine. A most pleasing, near fine copy.

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        La bonne chanson

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre,, 1870. Octavo. Near-contemporary French red half morocco, titles gilt to spine, marbled sides, "H.S." or "S.H." monogram gilt to upper inner corner of front board, marbled edges, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Ends and corners lightly worn, extremities otherwise slightly rubbed, internally clean, an excellent copy. First edition, one of 590 copies printed at the author's own expense, of his third collection of poetry, very scarce, and here bound in an attractive near-contemporary French binding, barely trimmed and preserving the first and final blank and the half-title. Verlaine's first six collections of verse had "very lmited distribution" and were still in stock with Lemerre in 1884 (see Philip Stephan, Paul Verlaine and the Decadence 1882-90, 1974, p. 56). The poet had a particular predilection for La Bonne Chanson, which was described by Victor Hugo as "a flower in a shell".

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        Bataglia di Lodrone (1866)

      1870. Raffigurazione della sanguinosa battaglia. Rara. Vistosa macchia in alto a sx.

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        Vintage Original Albumen Carte de Visite Photograph Signed

      ("H.C. Andersen") and inscribed on a 3/4 length seated portrait of Hans Christian Andersen wearing a double-breasted coat, silk bow tie, white shirt, looking to the right of the camera. Photograph is on the original photographer's mount, titled "Hans Christian Andersen" on the bottom; 2 1/2" x 4 1/4" with imprint of Thora Hallager of Copenhagen on the verso. Fine. Signed and inscribed in Danish on the verso: ". . . H.C. Andersen." The English text below Andersen's inscription reads as follows: "Translation by C.J. Christensen Consul of Denmark at New York, Miss Rye's fellow passenger by the 'Moravian' in May 1870: 'To the warm-hearted noble-minded Miss Rye; heartily and respectfully, H.C. Andersen, Copenhagen, May 20th 1870".

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        1870. CATALOGO GENERALE DELLE FOTOGRAFIE PUBLICATE DA CARLO PONTI, OTTICO E FOTOGRAFO, DI S. M. IL RE D'ITALIA, IN VENEZIA.; PREMIATO CON 7 MEDAGLIE E 2 MENZIONI ONOREVOLI

      Venezia: Tipografia Ripamonti-Ottolini, 1870. 8vo., 48 pp. Printed paper wrappers. Housed in a newly made three-point cloth folder, with a paper label on upper cover and spine. The wrappers are chipped at the corners; the rear wrapper has been expertly replaced. The blank lower tips of most leaves are chipped. There is no loss of text. A good copy. A priced catalog of the Italian photographic views and works of art, in a variety of formats, made by Carlo Ponti, a noted Italian photographer (Milan, Italy, 1822 - 1893, Venice). No copy listed on WorldCat.

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        Group. Captain and Mrs. Clerk and Mahbub Ali Khan, Asif Jah VI (Nizam).

      - ca. 1870-1880, Original photograph, albumen print, 9,2 x 12,8 cm. Mahbub Ali Khan, Asif Jah VI. - His Highness, Muzaffar ul Mamalik, Nizam ul Mulk, Nizam ud-Dowla, Nawab Mir Sir Mahbub Ali Khan Bahadur Fath Jang, Mahbub Ali Khan was born on August 17, 1866. He was the only son of Nawab Afzal-ud-Daula. When his father died he was two years and seven months old, and thus became the sixth (VI) Nizam of the Asif Jahi dynasty in 1869, aged only three. He was installed as Nizam by Sir Salar Jung I the Great, Nawab Rasheeduddin Khan, Shar-ul-Ummul and the Resident, who functioned as the Reyab. Shar-ul-Ummul died on December 12, 1881 and Salar Jung become the sole regent. - Special attention was paid to the education of Mahboob Ali Khan. With the concurrence of Salar Jung, Capt. John Clerk was appointed as his tutor. He was a respected and dignified personality and was popularly know as ‘Mahboob Ali Pasha’. He was retained as administrator and regent until his death on Tuesday, August 31, 1911. - Mahbub Ali Khan was well known for enjoying luxuries, and had an enormous fascination for clothes. His collection of garments was one of the most extensive in the world at its time, with sherwanis, shirts, coats, collars, socks, shoes, headgear, walking sticks, perfumes - not one each, but dozens of almost each item. He bought the Jacob Diamond, which still remains in India. KEYWORDS:india/hyderabad/photo

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        In Fairyland. A Series of Pictures from the Elf-World. With a Poem, by William Allingham.

      London Longmans &c 1870 - First edition, folio, 16 colour-printed plates by Richard Doyle executed by Edmund Evans, occasional light foxing, bookplate to front pastedown, original green cloth gilt, marked, some minor fraying and wear to spine extremities and board edges, gilt edges, overall a very good copy. Richard Doyle (1824-83) was a remarkable artist and caricaturist who at nineteen became a regular contributor to "Punch" before proceeding to illustrate numerous notable publications. His illustrations are invested "with haunting and unearthly beauty peculiarly his own". (DNB). "Looking within himself, Doyle found a fantastic.imagined world in which fairies and elves live in the open air among birds, butterflies, snails and beetles as large as themselves." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HISTORIA GENERAL DE ANDALUCÍA DESDE LOS TIEMPOS MAS REMOTOS HASTA 1870

      E. Perié, Sevilla - Estado de conservación: Bueno. Faltas, daños, anotaciones, firmas: Aparentemente no presenta faltas, anotaciones, firmas o daños. Páginas: Tomo I - 282 Tomo II - 306 Tomo III - 297 Tomo IV- 314 Tomo V- 315 Tomo VI- 288 Tomo VII- 327 Tomo VIII- 306 Año: 1869 Medidas: 17 X 12 cm. Ilustraciones o Grabados: No Fotografías: No Encuadernación: Holandesa con tela. Hierros dorados en lomo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Konvolut von Original-Notizen, -Entwürfen und -Konzepten u.a. zu seinen historischen Publikationen.

      - Meist undatiert, (etwa 1870?). Über 400 Blatt vom kleinen Postkarten-Format bis zum Folioformat (teils beidseitig beschrieben). In 3 Kartonmappen d. Zeit. Sammlung, die eindrucksvoll die Arbeitsweise des französischen Historikers Pierre Margry, der u.a. in der Bibliothek des Ministeriums für Marine und Kolonien tätig war, belegt. So sind mehrfach kleine, ausgeschnittene Zettelchen mit Stecknadeln auf größere Trägerblätter montiert. Die Notizen sind in drei Karton-Mäppchen aufgeteilt: I. Colonies. - II. Divers. - III. Marine; die Notizen zu den Einzelthemen befinden sich in dünnen Papiermappen. - Mappe I enthält u.a. Notizen zur Abschaffung der Sklaverei, Santo Domingo, Frankreich und Übersee, Frankreich und Louisiana (94 Blatt! nebst einer lithograph. Karte mit Widmung des amerikanischen Historikers Orsamus H. Marschall für Margry), die Nordmänner im Atlantik, die letzten Jahre d'Ibervilles. In Mappe II sind u.a. Bemerkungen zu einer Geschichte der Zivilisation, über die USA, die Russen in Asien, die Beziehungen zwischen Orient und Okzident im Altertum, Béthencourt und die Kanarischen Inseln, die Wanderungswege der Inder, eine geplante Bahnlinie über den Isthmus von Panama u.a. enthalten. - Mappe III schließlich hat u.a. die Zusammenarbeit von Marine und Heer zum Thema, Madagaskar, den geplanten Hafen von Boulogne, enthält eine Rezension zu Robert DuCasses "L'Amiral Ducasse" sowie 27 Bl. "Epitres, Chapitres, Projets" und 34 Bl. "Documents personnels". - Der französische Historiker Pierre Margry (1818-94) wurde vor allem durch seine 6bändige Geschichte der französischen Entdeckungen und Ansiedlungen in Amerika und seine Arbeit über französische Navigation des 14. bis 16. Jahrhunderts bekannt; doch er veröffentlichte auch den Codex Egerton 2709, der die Entdeckung der Kanarischen Inseln durch Jean de Béthencourt und Gadifer de La Salle schildert. - Teils gebräunt und angestaubt, wenige kleine Einrisse. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        SPECIMEN DE CARACTERES ].

      S.l.n.d. (c.1870). - 2ff. in-folio. (435x310 mm.). En feuilles, tel que paru. Rarissime spécimen de caractères espagnol, constitué de 64 caractères latins numérotés, majuscules pour la plupart et probablement destinés à la composition d'affiches et de publicités. Les deux feuillets sont imprimés sur un papier fort orné d'un magnifique filigrane marqué "P. Vidal y F.", avec au centre un aigle aux ailes déployées surplombant un globe terrestre. Annotations manuscrites adjointes à chaque numéro de caractère du premier feuillet. Légère marque de pli au centre des feuillets. Bon exemplaire.

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        The Dore Bible - The Holy Bible Containing The Old And New Testaments, According To The Authorised Version. With Illustrations By Gustave Dore.

      London and New York: Cassell, Petter And Galpin. [No date - C. 1870 ?]. 0. A very good matching 2 volume set in full leather bindings by "H. H. Judd". The bindings are in excellent condition, with no signs of strengthening or other repairs. 2 volumes. Thick folio. 38.5cm x 30cm x 8.5cm. [15" x 12" x 3.5"]. A very good high-quality original full leather binding. Black polished calf. Each heavy board with blind stamp border and central gilt cross. Light rubbing and bumping to board edges. Hinges lightly rubbed, corners carefully strengthened. Spines with 4 raised bands, and gilt titles: "Holy Bible - Dore." All page edges bright gilt. Inner gilt dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Binder's ink stamp to base of front endpaper: "H. H. Judd & Co. Binders" . Light foxing to endpapers, otherwise clean text and illustrations throughout. All titles in red & black. Clean English text in double columns. A little light foxing to the margins of some pages. Free-endpapers lightly foxed. Vol.1: Clean family register; Old Testament; Genesis to Lamentations - pp.968. With 124 full-page engravings. Vol.2: Ezekiel to Malachi; Apocrypha; Esdras to Maccabees; New Testament; Matthew to Revelations - pp.4/p.969-1116/pp.188/pp.348. With 135 full-page engravings. All engravings clean and bright. An excellent set with super engravings. ** Referenced by Herbert: 1977 - "A folio Bible with the Apocrypha, printed between 1866 and 1871... Often reprinted." These are heavy books and there will be an extra charge made for overseas postage. .

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        Konstruktionen der drei klassischen Probleme - Quadratur / Duplicatio Cubi / Trisektion

      Emanuel Quoika (geb. 3. April 1870 in Wien gest. 23. Dezember 1951 in Wien) war ein altösterreichischer Militär und in dieser Funktion ein Luftfahrtpionier. - Emanuel Quoika, der Sohn eines sudetendeutschen Fabrikanten, ist am 3. April 1870 in Wien geboren. Sein Berufswunsch war bald der eines Soldaten. So wurde er im Jahr 1901 als Hauptmann des k.u.k. Feldkanonenregimets Nr. 6 Lehrer am militäraeronautischen Institutes in Wien. Dabei verfolgte er den Motorflug allgemein, im speziellen auch von Blériot im Jahr 1909 in Wien. Im Herbst des selben Jahres lernte er in Paris das Fliegen und brachte von dort die Maschine Blériot 22 nach Wien. Sein Ziel war mit dieser Maschine den Preis des österreichischen Automobilclubs zu gewinnen. Dazu sollte er am 27. November 1909 die Maschine 10 Minuten in der Luft halten, was aber nicht gelang. Obwohl er beim Testflug am Tag zuvor 20 Minuten erreichte, erfasste gleich nach dem Abheben eine Windbö seinen Apparat und brachte ihn zum Absturz, wobei der Propeller brach. Er selbst kam mit Verrenkungen davon.[1][2] Im Ersten Weltkrieg war er als Batteriekommandant in Galizien. In Przemysl wurde er im Kampf schwer verletzt, sodass sein Bein steif bleib. Trotz dieser Verletzung machte er im Verband der deutschen Mackensen-Armee die serbische Offensive mit, wo er auch deutsche Batterien kommandierte. Im Jahr 1918 wurde er verschüttet und verlor die Sehkraft des rechten Auges. Auch das hinderte ihn nicht weiter im Dienst zu bleiben, sodass er in Tirol eine Artilleriegruppe befehligte. Der Oberst wurde noch mit mit dem deutschen Eisernen Kreuz I. und II. Klasse ausgezeichnet. Nach Kriegsende nicht mehr im Militärdienst machte er technisch mathematische Berechnungen, wie beispielsweise die Berechnung eines Stratosphärenballons. Er berechnete auch mit einem Näherungsverfahren die Quadratur des Kreises oder die Dreiteilung eines Winkels. - Nach dem Anschluss erhielt bis Kriegsende einen Ehrensold von Deutschland. Er verstarb in ärmlichen Verhältnissen in Wien am 23. Dezember 1951. --- Dünne Broschur mit 16 Seiten + 6 Konstruktionsblätter beiliegend. Beriebenes Exemplar mit Wasserschaden, leider in keinem besonders guten Zustand, (Detailfotos gerne per Mail), sehr selten und vor allem mit einer Widmung von Emanuel Quoika auf der Rückseite der Titelei - "Dem Hochverehrten Herrn Amtsrat, Hauptm. Gordan v. Greiffenstein in treuer Altösterreichischer ("Alt" unterstrichen) Kameradschaft ..., Wien Juni 1936. - (Exemplar stammt aus dem Vorlass eines Botschafters i. R.) - Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland.

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        Two Original Watercolour Hunting Scenes.

      [c.1870] Two watercolours, signed 'PHIZ'. Both approx. 18.5 x 27.5cm. Mounted, framed & glazed.Hablot K. Browne, who illustrated under the name Phiz, and was best known as illustrator for Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, and Charles Lever amongst others, also illustrated works by the famous sporting novelist Robert Smith Surtees, contributing (together with John Leech) hunting and other sporting images for his novels Mr Facey Romford's Hounds, Hawbuck Grange, & Jorrock's Jaunts and Jollities. The two images offered here are both fox hunting scenes with men on horseback in full hunting dress, galloping cross-country towards their unseen target. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

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        L'Education sentimentale Histoire d'un jeune homme [2 Volumes]

      Michel Levy Freres. Hardcover. Paris, 1870. 8vo, contemporary cloth-backed boards, manuscript paper spline labels. First edition. Flaubert's last complete novel, written over a period of seven years. An attractive and sound copy of the first edition in a contemporary binding. A few faults: some normal shelfwear, one joint split, foxing to contents, lacking front free endpapers in second volume, owner's name on title pages. Remains sound and attractive. Vicaire III, page 726-727. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Good. 1870. First Edition.

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        DEUTSCHES MAGAZIN FÜR GARTEN- UND BLUMENKUNDE Eight Volumes

      Stuttgart; 1870-1876 and 1878: Verlag von Gustav Weise. Hard Cover. 8 vols.(2 tall octavo, 6 quarto), bound in ¾ black morocco over marbled covered boards, raised bands with title and date within two compartments gilts, bands decorated in gilt. Contents include 119 full page color and black & white illustrations which includes; 12 double page color plates, 74 single page color plates, 23 black & white plates and 1 color double page garden map layout and several textual black & white illustrations. Bindings are quite handsome, with raised bands, decorated in gilt; internally clean and bright; color plates with extremely vibrant colors. A very nice collection of this German gardening only lacking the year 1877 for the run. Publication of this magazine began in the 1840s.

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        Collection of Charles Dickens Memorabilia, framed and glazed, including: Dickens's rosewood paper knife, with a letter of authenticity from his sister-in-law Georgina Hogarth; a carte de visite portrait photograph; a signed cheque made payable to 'House and Bonchurch'; a single-page ALS from Dickens to John Hilson esquire, thanking him for 'that communication'. The whole put together and presented by W.T. Spencer, Esq.

      [c.1870] Five items arranged, with labels, on dark green felt within a heavy oak frame, approx. 72 x 41cm. There is a small tear in the cheque, without loss, but the overall condition of the collection is v.g.The centrepiece of this small but fascinating selection is a handsome rosewood paper knife, 29cm in length, ornamented with a finely tooled gilt brass onlay at the handle end. It bears a small oval label that is somewhat oxidised, but retains the monogrammed initials, 'C.D.'. Beneath the knife to the left is a 10-line holograph statement, written and signed by Georgina Hogarth, in which she states, 'I certify that Charles Dickens always used this rosewood and brass paper knife from 1859 until the time of his death ... and that I have always used it since and had it my possession'. Directly beneath the paper knife is a carte de visite photograph portrait of Dickens, probably taken around 1860. The full-length portrait shows Dickens seated in a Regency-style armchair, facing left. Beneath the paper knife to the right is an 11-line ALS from Dickens to John Hilson Esquire. Writing from Broadstairs Kent, on the sixth October 1849, Dickens thanks Hilson for his letter, 'which reached me on the Isle of Wight, some few days ago', and ensures him he has 'read it with considerable interest'. It is written in blue ink, and signed by Dickens with his usual flourish. The identity of John Hilson is not certain, nor the nature of the correspondence to which Dickens refers. This letter is not in Pilgrim Letters, and there is no record of Dickens writing to him on any other occasion.Directly beneath the carte de visite is a signed cheque, drawn on Messrs. Coutts & Compy, made payable to 'House and Bonchurch'. Dated April 3rd, 1860, the sum of 'ten pounds' appears to be for accommodation on the Isle of Wight; Dickens stayed in Bonchurch with his family during the summer and early autumn of 1849, the visit to which he refers in the above ALS. However, there is no evidence that he visited the island again, indeed Forster in his Life of Dickens categorically states, 'he never returned to Bonchurch' [vol. II, p.402]. Pilgrim Letters appears to corroborate this assertion, as it records no further correspondence addressed from the island, nor any reference to further visits. But this cheque puts the matter in some doubt; what is the payment for? Did Dickens make a fleeting clandestine visit to Bonchurch? Or was this simply a payment made on behalf of a third party (one of his daughters is thought to have visited the island in the spring of 1860)? The researcher Richard Hutching in Dickens on an Island (Bath, 1970) makes a compelling case for Dickens visiting the island in 1860, and even suggests the prototype for Miss Havisham was one of Dickens's acquaintances among the islanders. This cheque perhaps adds weight to Hutching's argument. The frame is itself of interest. A manuscript label on the verso states that is 'made of a piece of oak used for the roof in the Royal Hall, Carisbrooke Castle'. The roof was constructed 'during the reign of Elizabeth' and removed in 1889 'on account of its unsafe condition'. The timber was apparently salvaged, and this frame made as a souvenir. A pair of labels within the display read 'Presented by W.T. Spencer Esq', and on the verso of the frame is a small accession label. It is presumably Spencer who had the frame made, and put together the selection of Dickens materials. Walter Thomas Spencer was a London bookseller (and Dickensian) who had connections with the Isle of Wight. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

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        The Mystery of Edwin Drood. With Illustrations.

      London: Chapman & Hall, 193, Piccadilly, [April - September, 1870]. 8vo., six parts, 36, [1]-32, [2], [4], [4], [8], [1 fold-out]; 20, 33-64, [4], [2]; 20, 65-96, [2], [1], [4], 8, [8]; 24, 97-128, [4], [4], [2]; 20, 129-160, [1], [4]; 18, 161-190, [2], [viii], [4], [4] pp., 14 engraved plates including title vignette and frontisportrait. Original printed blue wrappers with trade advertisements to inner sides as well as outside back wrappers, with a variety of publishers ads, and slips bound-in. Housed in a four-fold green cloth folder and quarter green morocco and green cloth slip-case with titling in gilt. A very good copy with all advertisements except for the 8 pp. Chapman & Halll announcement in number five which is frequently missing, and including the rare “cork” leaf. Internally bright with light foxing at top-edges and little wear to wrappers, contemporary ink signature to number one. With the book plate of Ellen O’Neil Logan to four-fold folder. First edition in original parts, with 14 designs by Luke Fildes engraved on wood by Dalziel, C. Roberts, and others, and cover designed by C. A. Collins (brother of Wilkie Collins). “When Dickens died on June 9, 1870, he had completed only enough of his manuscript to make up six installments, leaving unfinished a work which had commanded the widest attention for its opening numbers, and which promised to be one of his most effective and popular books. Although only three parts had been issued prior to his death, publication of the work continued, and on completion with Part 6 of all available material, the vast army of readers was left high and dry as to ‘The Mystery’” (Hatton and Cleaver 373). Thomson 112.

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        A History of British Butterflies.

      John C. Nimmo. 1870. 4to. Publisher's red cloth, gilt vignette to upper board, gilt lettering and decoration to spine; pp. [vii] + 159 + 24, 72 hand-coloured plates, 2 black and white plates; spine sunned, two small splash marks to upper board, internally very clean. Third edition. A classic survey of British lepidoptera, with an appendix on butterfly catching.

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        Magic

      ca. 1870. Printed Playbill, one page, 6" x 9", for Professor De La Mano (Zell Dreitzehn, 1830-1880). Proclaiming that he has <I>"arrived and will positively appear"</I>. With a partial list of acts: Mind Reading; Enchanted Cross; Mohomet's Cross; Apparition Rings; Pyramids of Egypt etc. With the addition of a warning of disreputable, competing exhibitions and further advising that the show is <I>"free from all objectionable features"</I>. The reverse features a wonderfully engraved vignette of the shows attractions. Very fine.

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        WASHINGTON TERRITORY WEST OF THE CASCADE MOUNTAINS

      Olympia, W. T.: Printed at the Transcript Office, 1870. FIRST EDITION. Written by an American pioneer known variously as "Ox-Team" Meeker and "The Hop King of the World," this is the first description of Washington printed within the Territory. Although the present work was meant to encourage investment in the area, it also paints a balanced, informative picture of the Territory. According to Tweney, "It contains much valuable information on timber, lands, climate, fisheries, ship building, coal mines, trade, labor, population, and resources of the area." Ezra Meeker (1830-1928) took the Oregon Trail overland with his family and eventually settled in Pullayup, Washington, where he found great success growing and brokering hops for beer. He was an enthusiastic advocate of this fertile Northwest region, teaming up with the likes of Jay Cooke of the Northern Pacific Railroad and meeting with Horace Greely in the interest of promoting it to potential investors. But Meeker is chiefly remembered as a champion of the Oregon Trail in the early years of the 20th century. Fearing that it would soon be forgotten, at the age of 71 Meeker set out to recreate his original journey on the trail, complete with a wagon driven by oxen, in order to commemorate it as an American monument and spark renewed interest in its legacy. This pamphlet is rarely seen, especially in decent condition. Between ABPC and RBH, we trace seven copies since 1973, most in unappetizing shape. There seems to be no copy advertised currently for sale, and the last copy that we could find at auction sold 21 years ago for $1,800 hammer. It is thought that Cooke, who was conducting his own publicity campaign for the Northwest, bought up the entire edition of "Washington Territory," a hypothesis that would account for the book's rarity.. 205 x 135 mm. (8 x 5 3/8"). 52, XIII, [I] (ads) pp. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's original light green printed paper wrappers. Housed in a modern red cloth chemise and slipcase. Upper wrapper with a "Chicago / 1884" stamp and a numeric ink notation. Tweney 51; Graff 2740; Howes M-478; Streeter V, 3256; Sabin 47373. Tear half way down the front panel along the stitching line, fore edge of front cover slightly chipped, about a fifth of the spine wrapper torn away, faintly soiled, but the fragile wrapper still intact and appealing as a lucky survival. Internally very clean, with just a few corner creases, a touch of offsetting to the ads, and an old pencil notation erased on the title page. Written by an American pioneer known variously as "Ox-Team" Meeker and "The Hop King of the World," this is the first description of Washington printed within the Territory. Although the present work was meant to encourage investment in the area, it also paints a balanced, informative picture of the Territory. According to Tweney, "It contains much valuable information on timber, lands, climate, fisheries, ship building, coal mines, trade, labor, population, and resources of the area." Ezra Meeker (1830-1928) took the Oregon Trail overland with his family and eventually settled in Pullayup, Washington, where he found great success growing and brokering hops for beer. He was an enthusiastic advocate of this fertile Northwest region, teaming up with the likes of Jay Cooke of the Northern Pacific Railroad and meeting with Horace Greely in the interest of promoting it to potential investors. But Meeker is chiefly remembered as a champion of the Oregon Trail in the early years of the 20th century. Fearing that it would soon be forgotten, at the age of 71 Meeker set out to recreate his original journey on the trail, complete with a wagon driven by oxen, in order to commemorate it as an American monument and spark renewed interest in its legacy. This pamphlet is rarely seen, especially in decent condition. Between ABPC and RBH, we trace seven copies since 1973, most in unappetizing shape. There seems to be no copy advertised currently for sale, and the last copy that we could find at auction sold 21 years ago for $1,800 hammer. It is thought that Cooke, who was conducting his own publicity campaign for the Northwest, bought up the entire edition of "Washington Territory," a hypothesis that would account for the book's rarity.

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        L'Education sentimentale. Histoire d'un jeune homme. [2 Volumes]

      Michel Levy Freres 1870 - Paris, 1870. 8vo, contemporary cloth-backed boards, manuscript paper spline labels. First edition. Flaubert's last complete novel, written over a period of seven years. An attractive and sound copy of the first edition in a contemporary binding. A few faults: some normal shelfwear, one joint split, foxing to contents, lacking front free endpapers in second volume, owner's name on title pages. Remains sound and attractive. Vicaire III, page 726-727. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Extensive manuscript encyclopaedia of occult philosophy.

      London: 1870-90 - 21 volumes, various octavo formats. Stationer's ledger books mostly cloth-backed, marbled sides, some with personal brown paper "dust jackets" held in place by sealing wax. Venman's cabbalistic bookplate and label in two of the volumes. Occasional wear and dampstaining but generally in very good condition. Occasional holograph illustrations in the text, a number of pasted-in and loosely inserted notes, drawings, photographs (including two of Daniel Dunglas Home); manuscript lists of contents pasted to several covers. A remarkable and rare manuscript collection - in excess of 150,000 words - of impressive breadth and depth from the Golden Age of British occultism, carefully compiled over several decades by a London-based chemist and druggist, Hezekiah Venman (d. 1899). Venman was an associate of the Society for Psychical Research, a contributor to their journal, and, as the personal exchange of material shows, clearly well-connected to some of the leading figures of the movement: Alfred Russel Wallace, St. George Lane Fox-Pitt, Dr Abraham Wallace, Annie Besant, and Lord Adare. These volumes comprise an assemblage of material from many sources - personal experience, unpublished accounts, extracts from other authors, his own translations from French esoteric books and journals, and records of meetings &#150; all planned, as stated in a holograph note, as the basis for "Venman's Occult Encyclopaedia". One volume includes an extraordinary section concerning W. B. Yeats's muse, Maud Gonne (with a small portrait excised from a society magazine) and titled "Phantasms of the Dead - The Egyptian Priestess by H. Venman from a Private Source". This concerns Gonne's disclosure that from infancy she had been haunted by the apparition of an Egyptian priestess. This is most intriguing as at the time of writing (c. 1894) this would have only been known to a very small circle of people, including Yeats. Listed as a bankrupt in The Law Times (9 August 1862), Venman's fortunes clearly improved as his later business address (as Venman and Co.) is given as 20 Pimlico Road and his home was a respectable if unassuming three-story terrace up a flight of stairs at 138 Dawes Road, Fulham. He had also been an honorary quartermaster in the 1st Tower Hamlets Artillery Volunteer Corps, resigning his commission in October 1873, when that unit was disbanded. "In 1897. a Mr Venman advertised that he sold a variety of flint-glass crystal balls, 'the result of 40 years' experimental research', for prices varying from 2s 6d to 5s 6d" (Owen Davies, Witchcraft, Magic and Culture 1736-1951, 1999, p. 251). Apparently this aspect of Venman's business was carried on by his widow as she is mentioned in Joseph Maxwell's Metaphysical Phenomena: Methods and Observations (London: Duckworth, 1905) as selling "well-made crystal balls" from her home address at Sugden Road, Lavender Hill, London. Venman published in a small way: a couple of pamphlets, Spiritualism from a Neutral Standpoint: A resume of evidence pro and con (London: J. Burns) was advertised in the spiritualist weekly "The Medium and Daybreak" (14 August 1874), the same year that another booklet was published, Spiritualism: the modern mystery, as a question of the day. His reading was extensive and he cites an array of authors, from Eliphas Levi and the leading French spiritualists to Madame Blavatsky, and the Polish philosopher Julian Ochorowicz. Venman's ambitions for his project are clearly stated in the specially printed labels pasted to the endpapers of several volumes, listing subjects ranging from "Art-magic and Indian Occultism" through spiritualism, mesmerism and hypnotism, and psychological phenomena to "Quaballhistic" interpretations. The scale of research here offers us an insight into a scholarly and skeptical, but hopeful, spirit of enquiry and glimpses of an under-recorded social milieu. "Catalogue of Manuscripts" Book A ("Notes on esoteric Buddhism and Indian Occultism") "Section 3 &#150; Book A" ("Mesmeric

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        Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau, "New - York".

      - Lithographie v. A. Gocht b. H. Trommer in Neu-Gersdorf, um 1870, 27 x 39

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        Extensive manuscript encyclopaedia of occult philosophy.

      London: , 1870-90. 21 volumes, various octavo formats. Stationer's ledger books mostly cloth-backed, marbled sides, some with personal brown paper "dust jackets" held in place by sealing wax. Occasional holograph illustrations in the text, a number of pasted-in and loosely inserted notes, drawings, photographs (including two of Daniel Dunglas Home); manuscript lists of contents pasted to several covers. Venman's cabbalistic bookplate and label in two of the volumes. Occasional wear and dampstaining but generally in very good condition. A remarkable and rare manuscript collection - in excess of 150,000 words - of impressive breadth and depth from the Golden Age of British occultism, carefully compiled over several decades by a London-based chemist and druggist, Hezekiah Venman (d. 1899). Venman was an associate of the Society for Psychical Research, a contributor to their journal, and, as the personal exchange of material shows, clearly well-connected to some of the leading figures of the movement: Alfred Russel Wallace, St. George Lane Fox-Pitt, Dr Abraham Wallace, Annie Besant, and Lord Adare. These volumes comprise an assemblage of material from many sources - personal experience, unpublished accounts, extracts from other authors, his own translations from French esoteric books and journals, and records of meetings – all planned, as stated in a holograph note, as the basis for "Venman's Occult Encyclopaedia". One volume includes an extraordinary section concerning W. B. Yeats's muse, Maud Gonne (with a small portrait excised from a society magazine) and titled "Phantasms of the Dead - The Egyptian Priestess by H. Venman from a Private Source". This concerns Gonne's disclosure that from infancy she had been haunted by the apparition of an Egyptian priestess. This is most intriguing as at the time of writing (c. 1894) this would have only been known to a very small circle of people, including Yeats. Listed as a bankrupt in The Law Times (9 August 1862), Venman's fortunes clearly improved as his later business address (as Venman and Co.) is given as 20 Pimlico Road and his home was a respectable if unassuming three-story terrace up a flight of stairs at 138 Dawes Road, Fulham. He had also been an honorary quartermaster in the 1st Tower Hamlets Artillery Volunteer Corps, resigning his commission in October 1873, when that unit was disbanded. "In 1897... a Mr Venman advertised that he sold a variety of flint-glass crystal balls, 'the result of 40 years' experimental research', for prices varying from 2s 6d to 5s 6d" (Owen Davies, Witchcraft, Magic and Culture 1736-1951, 1999, p. 251). Apparently this aspect of Venman's business was carried on by his widow as she is mentioned in Joseph Maxwell's Metaphysical Phenomena: Methods and Observations (London: Duckworth, 1905) as selling "well-made crystal balls" from her home address at Sugden Road, Lavender Hill, London. Venman published in a small way: a couple of pamphlets, Spiritualism from a Neutral Standpoint: A resume of evidence pro and con (London: J. Burns) was advertised in the spiritualist weekly "The Medium and Daybreak" (14 August 1874), the same year that another booklet was published, Spiritualism: the modern mystery, as a question of the day. His reading was extensive and he cites an array of authors, from Eliphas Levi and the leading French spiritualists to Madame Blavatsky, and the Polish philosopher Julian Ochorowicz. Venman's ambitions for his project are clearly stated in the specially printed labels pasted to the endpapers of several volumes, listing subjects ranging from "Art-magic and Indian Occultism" through spiritualism, mesmerism and hypnotism, and psychological phenomena to "Quaballhistic" interpretations. The scale of research here offers us an insight into a scholarly and skeptical, but hopeful, spirit of enquiry and glimpses of an under-recorded social milieu. "Catalogue of Manuscripts" Book A ("Notes on esoteric Buddhism and Indian Occultism") "Section 3 – Book A" ("Mesmeric Phenomena, chiefly typical cases… clairvoyance during induced trance… Spontaneous trance… Self-induced by auto-suggestion… Clairvoyant visions… inducing seership") "Book D Section 5" ("test manifestation in darkness… extracts from the articles of FWH Myers on the subliminal consciousness… physical phenomena of the medium Eusapia Palladino") Book E ("Notes by Prof. Crookes of his Private Researches, from his note book… account of materialisation… spirit identity") Book F ("communication of automatic writing of a spirit of a living man at a distance… Chinese thought transference… independent slate writing… spontaneous change of personality… levitation cases… exteriorisation of the sensibility… photographing of thought images") Book H of "gleanings" "Studies in Occult Psychology being Original Notes, definitions etc" "Notes for Lectures on Remarkable Occurrences" ("existence of spirits… beliefs of savages… magic… ghosts, apparitions, hauntings, illusions, hallucinations, somnambulism, trance, hypnotism, mesmerism") Spiritualism ("direct voice… sorcery in the South Sea Islands… psychic influences… crystal seeing… telepathy… mesmerism") "Notes and Abstracts from Papers and Experiments" (these are drawn from French sources, including pieces by Alexandre Baréty, Horace Pelletier, Auguste Forel, and Jules Voisin) Part 2 beginning at p. 156 ("terminology & classification of occult phenomena… modern spiritualism… impression of dual personality") Witchcraft & sorcery ("witch prosecutions… witches sabbath… Lucifer… the Black Mass… devil worship in France in the mid of the 19th century… demonolatry") "The Phenomena known as Hauntings or Inexplicable Occurrences without apparent cause, seemingly 'operated' by an Invisible Agency – and which cannot be accounted for by Known Laws"; this volume includes notes on such cases as "The Willington Hauntings" at Willington Mills, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1840, and "The Hinton Ampner Manor House Hauntings". "Original Notes by H. V. on Modern Theosophy, a revival of the Indian wisdom religion in connection with Hindu Occult Philosophy" "Materialisations" ("phantasms of the dead, case of Julie Pavolvsky") "Religious trance" ("auto-hypnotism… curious phenomena in presence of 'Home', private MSS by Lord A [Adare] not to be published"; this latter also carries the heading "Unpublished phenomena with Home, publication not permitted by private injunction of Lord ----- on his death-bed. Possession or Haunting. Strange scene at 'A' Abbey Mar 4th 1869". This was privately printed in 1869 and not issued publicly until 1924 as Experiences in Spiritualism with Mr D. D. Home. "On Transcendental Phenomena. Inexplicable by hitherto recognized Scientific Laws, being An Introduction to his Treatise on the Science of the Occult by H. Venman"; this includes "evidence & opinions of some of the leading thinkers of the day" – including Alfred Russel Wallace, Henry Sidgwick, Annie Besant, William James, Camille Flammarion, and Sir William Crookes. Three slim volumes not in Venman's hand: one concerning hauntings in two transcribed letters of 1900 & 1901; and two containing detailed notes of the Hypnotism Committee of the SPR, including experiments in hypnotism and thought transference involving cards and drawing. Members present at these sessions included such leading lights of the SPR as Frank Podmore, St. George Lane Fox-Pitt, and Dr Abraham Wallace. These last two volumes offer a fascinating insight into the methods of the SPR: the assistance of "young men" was required and advertised for in the London press. Details of their age, occupation and address are given and, rather amusingly in one case, that a couple of lads from Dalston clearly took an extremely skeptical view of proceedings and "left immediately". Roger Luckhurst, Professor of Modern Literature at Birkbeck College, London, gives a pithy overview of the significance of this meeting of science and spiritualism at this period: "The 19th century is routinely thought about as the era of secularisation, a period when the disciplines and institutions of modern science were founded and cultural authority shifted from traditional authority of religion to explanation through the scientific exposition of natural laws. The sociologist Max Weber spoke about this process as the disenchantment of the world. The emblematic figure in this narrative is Charles Darwin, the anxious amateur biologist who held off publishing his theory of evolution by natural selection for years for fear of the religious and social disturbance it might produce. Darwin's Origin of Species (1859) did indeed result in a crisis of faith for many in the 1860s, before his ideas became embedded in British intellectual life in the last decades of the century. While we might still accept the broad brush strokes of this story, the Victorian period is also of course a period of deep and sustained religious revival. There was an evangelical revival in the Christian church but also a host of dissenting, heterodox and millenarian cults. It was a golden age of belief in supernatural forces and energies, ghost stories, weird transmissions and spooky phenomena. For a long time historians ignored these beliefs as embarrassing errors or eccentricities, signs of the perturbations produced by the speed of cultural change. In fact, it is much easier to grasp the religious and scientific strands of the century as closely intertwined. Every scientific and technological advance encouraged a kind of magical thinking and was accompanied by a shadow discourse of the occult. For every disenchantment there was an active re-enchantment of the world. Because the advances in science were so rapid, the natural and the supernatural often became blurred in popular thinking, at least for a time. And no area of the literary culture of the Victorians was left untouched by this interplay of science and magic… In 1882, a group of earnest intellectuals founded the Society for Psychical Research. They aimed to investigate the claims of Mesmerism, Spiritualism and authenticated 'true' ghost stories. They did so by developing an extraordinary jargon of 'psychical research' that fused the latest advances in the physical and psychological sciences with their hopes for proof of a supermondane world. The Society called haunted houses 'phantasmogenetic centres' and theorised mediumship as the result of 'telepathy' or 'subliminal uprushes' from unknown psychical faculties. Although marginal, this group also had a big influence on the late Victorian Gothic revival. Henry James's late ghost stories are thoroughly psychical, not least because his brother, William James, was a leading light of the Society. Writers like Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Machen, and Algernon Blackwood have also been read in the context of the SPR. The 1880s swirled with other, more overtly mystical societies and a magical revival. London became the home of Madame Blavatsky, the medium for dictations from the Mahatmas, who provided the basis for her Theosophical Society. Those in pursuit of Hermetic secrets, the lost wisdom of the ancients, could join the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Their top secret initiation rites were fought over by the poet and magus, William Butler Yeats and the evil genius Aleister Crowley, poet and provocateur and self-proclaimed Antichrist" (British Library online). Venman's accretion of detail in these volumes has a parallel in the enquiries of another Englishman with a curious mind, John Aubrey, whose Miscellanies (1696), a 'collection of hermetick philosophy', "was an investigation into a variety of psychic and supernatural phenomena such as omens and prophecies, dreams and apparitions, day fatality and second sight, all of which he was concerned to explore and explain, verify or discredit" (ODNB). A rather battered but highly evocative and engrossing collection of volumes, which allows us glimpses of such figures as Lord Adare and Sir William Crookes, and that inhabits the borderlands of the scientific and the spiritual.

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        Naturgeschichte der Vögel Europa's.

      1870 1870 - 2 vols. [1: Text in 8vo. 2: Plates in folio]. Prag: Verfasser [1852-] 1870- 71. With 61 beautiful cromolithographed plates. [4] + 16 + 506 + [12] text-pages; [12] pp. + plates. Very clean and well-preserved copy, plate-volume bound in publisher's gilt halfleather with cloth-boards with goldprint and blindtooled decorations, all edges gilt; text-volume bound in newer halfleather in original style, spine gilt and cloth-boards with goldprint and -decorations. Name on title-page in textvolume. * This work was published in 16 parts in the years 1852-71. The text-volume opens with a systematic survey of the birds of Europe; then follow diagnosis, description, and a detailed treatment of the individual species, whose names are given in Latin, German, Czech, and French, with the addition of some of the most important Latin synonyms. The volume of plates opens with a systematically arranged list of the birds figured, it contains more than 700 small figures of birds.Text-volume in German language and German title on frontboard, plate-volume with Czech title on spine and frontboard, plate-index with Czech, Latin, German and French text.Anker 152. Nissen 340. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A History of British Butterflies.

      1870 - John C. Nimmo. 1870. 4to. Publisher's red cloth, gilt vignette to upper board, gilt lettering and decoration to spine; pp. [vii] + 159 + 24, 72 hand-coloured plates, 2 black and white plates; spine sunned, two small splash marks to upper board, internally very clean. Third edition. A classic survey of British lepidoptera, with an appendix on butterfly catching. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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