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        Ornithologie du chasseur. Histoire naturelle - moeurs - habitudes - chasse des oiseaux de plaine, de bois et de marais. 50 planches en chromo-typographie

      Paris, J. Rothschild, Editeur, 1870, - in-4to, 4 ff. (dont le titre avec vign. gravée) + 168 p. + 2 ff. (Table des planches - Index) + 50 planches xylograph., coloriées à la main avec les feuilles de protection, non rogné, reliure en d.-cuir, dos à 4 nerfs avec titre et ornements or. Gardes en papier dominoté, traces d?usage, bon état. Première édition, qqs rousseurs, sinon en bon état. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Thibaut 191; Nissen IVB 192.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        View of Bahia from the public gardens

      Artist: Anonymus ; issued in: ; date: ca 1870 - - technic: Wood engraving; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 14,5 x 24; - description: View of Bahia

      [Bookseller: Antique Sommer& Sapunaru KG]
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      China ca 1870 - A set of 12 watercolour and gouache studies on pith paper, framed by blue silk ribbon, all mounted, some slight browning and small splits; overall an attractive and vibrant set. Chinese export watercolours of the highest quality. Pith came into use for painting to satisfy the increasing demand for small, inexpensive and easily transported souvenirs, following the massive growth in the China Trade in the first quarter of the nineteenth century. Paintings in oils, on board and canvas were costly and difficult to carry home. Earlier and more prestigious export water-colours had often been on a larger scale and painted on fine Chinese paper or on paper imported from Europe. The albums of pith paintings (and later the little glass-fronted boxes) were inexpensive, light, easy to pack and gave the pictures some protection on the long voyage home. Because many were sold in albums and hence protected from the light, they retain their bright colours to this day. Pith comes from the central column of spongy cellular tissue in the stem of a small tree called Tetrapanax Papyrifera, native to south-west China. It has had a variety of uses, some going back many centuries. At the imperial court both men and women wore coloured flowers made from pith in their hair. For use in painting, it is cut by hand with a knife into thin sheets from short lengths of the spongy tissue. Cutting is highly skilled and the constraints of the process mean that the finished sheets for painting seldom, if ever, measure more than about 30cms by 20cms. The sheets are dried, trimmed and used for painting without any further processing. Because of the nature of pith and its cellular structure, the gouache used by the Chinese sat on the surface and produced a bright and even sparkling effect. Very fine detail could be achieved but pith did not lend itself to the flat wash of colour favoured for European watercolours.

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Lutherdenkmal Album. Das Lutherdenkmal zu Worms. Album.

      Worms, Holzamer, ohne Jahresangabe (um 1868-1870). - Imperial Folio. (ca. 72x55 cm), 21 Photographien auf 16 Kartons, photographiert von Hof-Photograph Carl Holzamer. Kartonformate ca. 52 x 69 cm. Photod / Images: from 35 x 46 cm to 29,5 x 40 cm to 12 x 22 cm (in different sizes / in verschiedenen Formaten). Cloth folder. Leinwandmappe mit Lederrücken mit Deckelprägung. Worms around 1868 - 1870. Der Rücken stärker eingerissen, der Einbandbezug etwas fleckig, die Ecken und Kanten mit leichten Stoßspuren, innen sauber und frisch. Alle Kartons mit Blindstempel des Photographen. Rechte untere Ecke mit Fleck. Sehr seltene Mappe mit Original-Photographien vom Lutherdenkmal in Worms, photographiert vom Hof-Photographen Carl Holzamer vor 1870. 1870 erschien eine Mappe mit Holzstichen nach diesen Photographien. Diese Mappe weltweit nicht in Bibliotheken nachweisbar und wohl nur in sehr geringer Auflage erschienen. Das Lutherdenkmal in Worms wurde zu Ehren des Reformators Martin Luther von Ernst Rietschel (Gesamtentwurf sowie die Statuen Luthers und Wyclifs) geschaffen und am 25. Juni 1868 enthüllt. Neben dem internationalen Reformationsdenkmal in Genf gilt es als weltweit größtes Reformationsdenkmal. Historisches Hauptmotiv zur Errichtung des Denkmals war neben dem Thesenanschlag 1517 Luthers Rolle auf dem Reichstag zu Worms von 1521, als er vor Kaiser Karl V. seine Thesen verteidigte. Neben Rietschel, von dem der Gesamtentwurf stammte, waren unter anderem seine Schüler Adolf von Donndorf (Statuen von Waldus, Savonarola, Reuchlin, Friedrich dem Weisen und Magdeburg), Johannes Schilling (Statue der personifizierten Stadt Speyer) und Gustav Adolph Kietz (Statuen von Hus, Melanchthon, Philipp dem Großmütigen und Augsburg) und der Architekt Hermann Nicolai, ein Schüler Gottfried Semper’s, an der Gestaltung des Denkmals beteiligt. Es wurde in der Kunstgießerei Lauchhammer gegossen. Rietschels Lutherstatue im Zentrum des Denkmals war für die Lutherdarstellung im ausgehenden 19. Jahrhundert prägend und wurde für zahlreiche Lutherdenkmäler in Mitteleuropa und Nordamerika nachgegossen.( Die Photographien zeigen: Gesamtansicht des Denkmals, Medaillons, Dr. Martin Luther, Bibelübersetzung und Lutherpredig, Johann Wiklef (Wiclef), Philipp der Großmütige, Johann Reuchlin, Friedrich der Weise, Die protestierende Speyer, Augsburg mit der Friedenspalme, Savonarola, Die trauernde Magdeburg, Petrus Waldus, Johann Huss und Philipp Melanchthon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection. A series of essays.

      Macmillan & Co. 1870 - FIRST EDITION. 43pp cata. (Jan. 1870). Orig. green cloth by Burn & Co.; very sl. rubbing to tail of spine, corners sl. bumped, hinges starting. v.g. Published in 1858, Wallace?s essay ?On the Tendency of Varieties to Depart Indefinitely from the Original Type?, published beside excerpts from an essay by Darwin, established him, with Darwin, as the co-founder of the theory of natural selection. Although Wallace describes himself in the preface as the ?independent originator? of the evolutionary theory, he was not in competition with Darwin. ?I have felt all my life that Mr Darwin had been at work long before me, and that it was not left for me to write ?The Origin of the Species? I have long since measured my own strength, and I know well that it would be unequal to that task?. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers]
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        Depeschen vom Kriegs-Schauplatz. Offizielle militärische Nachrichten. (Herausgeber) Königliches Polizei-Präsidium, von Wurmb. 1ste Depesche, Trier, den 30. Juli 1870 bis 191ste Depesche 7./8. März 1871. (Ohne die Nr. 38, 76, 77 und 135).

      187 Original-einseitig bedruckte Blätter. 36, 5 x 24 cm, zeitgenössischer Halbleinenband, Deckel mit Marmorpapier bezogen. Beigebunden: die Aufrufe "An mein Volk" vom 31. Juli 1870, gez. Wilhelm, "An die Armee" vom 2. Augusti 1870, gez. Wilhelm (beide 35,5 x 44,5 cm) sowie zwei Extra-Blätter der "Staatsbürger- Zeitung" vom 16. und 26. Feb. 1871. Einige wenige Depeschen etwas knitterig oder geringfügig eingerissen, im Ganzen, gut erhaltene fast vollständige Sammlung. * * *Achtung ! ! ! Wichtiger Hinweis * * * * Derzeit eingehende Anfragen und Bestellungen können wohl erst ab Montag, dem 15. Oktober 2017, bearbeitet werden. * * *

      [Bookseller: Matthias Severin Antiquariat Am Bayerisc]
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        Reconnoitring in Abyssinia. A Narrative of the Proceedings of the Reconnoitring Party, prior to the Arrival of the Main Body of the Expeditionary Field Force.

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1870 - Octavo. Original red diagonal-ribbed cloth, titles and decoration to spine gilt, decorative black frame to front board enclosing decorative gilt octofoil, similar frame in blind to rear, all edges gilt, yellow surface-paper endpapers. Housed in a custom blue slipcase. Contemporary prize inscription from Lonsbury College, commercial college in Upper Clapton, to front free endpaper verso. Spine faded, minor rubbing to headcaps and corners, sides very slightly darkened, with a few trivial marks, mild spotting to margins of frontispiece and a few other plates, upper outer corner of pp. 123-6 creased, the text unaffected. An excellent copy. Tinted lithographic frontispiece after Rolfe, finished by hand as issued, 9 similar plates, large linen-backed folding lithographic map to rear, 2 wood-engravings to the text. First and only edition, uncommon: nine copies traced in UK libraries, just five other complete copies traced in commerce in the last 50 years, this a remarkably clean and fresh copy from the celebrated travel library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching, with his pencilled initials to the front free endpaper. Wilkins "commanded the Royal Engineers throughout the Abyssinian expedition of 1868, where the difficult terrain required engineering skills of the highest order. He was mentioned in dispatches by Lord Napier of Magdala for his 'invaluable and important services', and was appointed aide-de-camp to the queen, with the rank of colonel in the army" (ODNB). His engaging account is attractively illustrated with lithographed views of Aden and the Eritrean coast on the outward journey, in addition to several Abyssinian scenes. Bruce 4748; Fumagalli 308. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Acropolis of Athens, Illustrated Picturesquely and Architecturally in Photography

      London: F.S. Ellis, 1870. Folio. Title page illustrated with a mounted photograph. 25 mounted carbon print photographs (images approx. 7 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches, or the reverse). Publisher's green cloth, upper cover lettered in gilt, expertly rebacked to style with green moroccoThe best 19th century photographs of the Acropolis: one of 100 copies printed.Stillman's The Acropolis of Athens "may be considered a precursor of the twentieth-century modernist photobook in that self-expression is deemed as important as making a record. Stillman's title determines the book's tone -- the Acropolis is 'illustrated picturesquely and architecturally in photography', with the artistic side of the enterprise being placed before the documentary ... [Stillman's] work is nominally in a straightforward nineteenth century topographical mode, fulfilling the brief of documenting the Parthenon and Erecheum, but it also functions as a conscious vehicle for the photographer's artistic ambitions. Stillman takes us on a tour of the Acropolis in 25 well-executed and richly toned photographs that transport us from far to near, beginning with distant views that place the hill and its monuments in context, and ending with close-ups of statue fragments" (Parr and Badger).Stillman, born in Schenectady, New York, trained as an artist under Frederic Church; travelling to England and Europe in the 1850s, he became an important member of the Pre-Raphaelite circle, befriending Rossetti, Millais and others. It was around this time that he also took up photography. Following the Civil War, Stillman was named U.S. Consul to Crete, but fled to Athens during the Cretan Revolt. In the winter and spring of 1869 he began photographing the Acropolis. Encouraged by others, he privately published his work, with the carbon print photographs printed by the Autotype Company of London. Contemporary advertisements reveal that only 100 copies were published at the price of $25 (with images subsequently offered for sale individually at $1).The work is quite rare on the market, with only a single example in the auction records.Truthful Lens 155; NYPL 223; Parr and Badger, The Photobook, I:p. 68; Frederick N. Bohrer, "Fixing the Acropolis: William J. Stillman and the Restoration of Athenian Antiquity" History Of Photography Vol. 40 , No. 3 (2016); Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, "An American on the Acropolis" in Antiquity in Photography , pp. 148-193 (Getty Publications: 2005).

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books ]
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      Printed for the Author, Boston 1870 - Bound in brown textured cloth with blind rule lines stamped on boards and title in gilt on front board (7 7/8" X 5") 84pp. A scarce first edition in near fine condition that shows very little corner or edge rub, just a bit dusty/dingy at text block edges. Front fly has top right 1 1/4" triangle torn away and previous owners A. A. Fales ? signature on it. The spiritualist movement was born out of dissatisfaction of churches not doing enough to support the rights of the individual, especially when it came to womens rights and slavery. Many early spiritualists who purported to talk to the dead were also women (ie. The Fox Sisters and Cora Scott), this gave them a platform to espouse ideas in a very public forum that would be even more controversial if attributed to themselves. In this volume Miss Parker who was a dress maker from Minn. was channeling the abolitionist, tem free thinking preacher Theodore Parker. Parker who eventually refuted the bible as strict doctrine, beleived that ones relationship with god is personal and individual. He was adamently anti-slavery, publishing an argument "John Browns Expedition Reviewed" , which justified the right of a slave to kill his "owner". He helped found "The Boston Vigilance Committee" which actively hid slaves and refused to send them back to southern owners. A scarce volume as W/C shows only 4 copies of this printing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les champignons de la France.

      Paris: J. Rothschild, 1870 First edition. 2 parts in 1 volume. Large 8vo (27,9 x 18,5 cm). XII, 231, (1 blank); 1-274 pp. With 60 chromolithographed plates. Contemporary red half-morocco and morocco corners, covers with gilt fillets, richly gilt-decorated spine with 5 raised bands, gilt-tooled fleurons, gilt-tooled lettering of name, title and date. Pages uncut. The first 6 chapters of part 1 provide an introduction to the properties of mushrooms and their history (composition, culture, geography, physiologie &c). The next 14 chapters provide an overview of their uses in industry and art, culture, harvest, culinary preparation, toxicity and medical use). Part 2 treats classification and taxonomy of the different mushroom species with their physical properties. At the end a glossary, a bibliography, a list of their usual French names, a table of the 60 plates, an alphabetic list and a table of contents. First pages with a small marginal unobtrusive faint stain (far outside of text), dedication page and last endpaper with slight stains, last endpaper with small damage. Otherwise a fine copy of the first edition of this marvelous work on mycology complete with 60 excellent chromolithographic plates in a nice contemporary binding. For a full description and more images please visit our website: .

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        Casinensis, Petri Dyaconi: Liber de locis sanctis seu descriptio terre sancte et totius terre repromissionis itinerarium. Avec 11 lettres ms. de remerciement de collègues et de grandes bibliothèques européennes adressées à l?éditeur.

      Naples, 1870, - pt. in-4to (19.5x14 cm), 11 lettres manuscrites, souvent pliées et reliées avant le texte + 2 ff. + 8 ff. (num. IX - XXIII (+1) ainsi complet) + 48 p., interfolié, exemplaire numéroté (no. 100), timbre des Soeurs d?Ingenbohl de Fribourg sur l?avant-titre et dédicace ms. sur la garde: ?A Monsieur l?Abbé Schafer à l?occasion de sa Première Messe. Fribourg, 17 Juillet 1921?, reliure demi-maroquin rouge avec coins et filets d?or, dos à 5 nerfs, richement orné en or avec les initiales entrelacées et couronnées ,PR? Reliure signée ,Dupré? Tête dorée; bel exemplaire. Exemplaire personnel de l?éditeur, le grand orientaliste et historien Paul Riant (1836-1888; à partir 1864 comte de Riant) qui est également l?auteur de la préface en langue française, signée ,R.? Il s?agit de la première bonne édition du traité latin de Pierre, diacre de Mont-Cassin, sur les lieux saints, rédigé au XIIe s. Riant se base sur 2 ms. se trouvant à Monte Cassino et à la bibliothèque royale de Naples. Notre exemplaire contient en plus 11 lettres de remerciement, adressée à l?éditeur par les bibliothèques et confrères aux-quels il a envoyé l?ouvrage. Elles ont été reliées avant le texte. Toutes signées par des bibliothèquaires et chercheurs fort connus, ainsi que l?archiviste de Mont-Cassin. Entre autres de la königl. Hof- und Staatsbibliothek in München, University Library Cambridge, königl. Bibliothek Stockholm, la Bibliothèque de Ste-Geneviève à Paris, le monastère du Mont Cassin, le British Museum, Dr. Titus Tobler (Horn, près Rorschach). Riant passa ses dernières années à son château de Vorpillière près Massongex en Suisse. Son importante bibliothèque d?ouvrages et de manuscrits, en même temps celle de la Société de l?Orient latin, dont il était le fondateur, fut vendue aux universités de Yales et Harvard. Une petite partie de sa collection privée se trouve aujourd?hui à la Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire de Lausanne. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Bibl. de l?école des chartes, 1870, vol. 31, p. 370; notre ex. identique à celui à la BNF (Gallica Bibl. numérique); Flety, dict. relieurs français, 64. (Le relieur, selon Flety se trouvait à la rue du Regard 24, Paris, à partir de 1870. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Works Of Shakespere [ Shakespeare] With Notes. 2 Volume Imperial Edition Complete

      Virtue & Co, N.D., London - 30 engraved; Full crushed red morocco with bevelled boards, five raised bands, gilt titles and heavy decoration in gilt, black and blind. Mild aging. End blanks with some foxing, title page of Vol I has small spots that are a bit heavier. Contents are generally very good. Tipped to first blanks of both Volumes the book dealer's invoice and the customs slip from UK. Red and blue marbled end papers. Rubbing to extremities. Binding solid and straight. All edges gilt to repel dirt and dust. Circa 1870. This is the most ornate and the best of Viruteu's s\Shakespeare sets. Vol II includes 13 works attributed to Shakespeare but no confirmed. 11.25 x 15". 30 pounds. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset. (Dorsetshire) With a copy of Domesday Book, and the "Inquisitio Gheldi" for the County: Interspersed with some remarkable Particulars of Natural History. And adorned with a Correct map of the County and Views of Antiquities, Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, etc; The Third edition, corrected, augmented & improved by W. SHIPP & JAMES WHITWORTH HODSON.

      1861/ 1870 (3rd.ed.). - 4 vols; Folio. (16.5 x 10 inches.) Quarter bound in dark brown calf leather and brown cloth covered boards. Raised banding, gilt decoration and lettering to spines. Speckled page edging, marbled endpapers. In good conditions. Some rubbing and wear to covers. Corners bumped and rubbed. Rubbing and some minor splits/marks to cloth, soiling rear v.1. Spine on vol.2 is noticeably more heavily rubbed than other vols. Inside pages very clean and tight. Some minor spots else very clean and tight inside. Good reading copies. Approx. 121 steel-engr.plates / plans, etc., lacks 3 plates; v.2. p242 Symondsbury Church, p.694. Rampisham Cross, and v.3. p115. Uddens House. (copies of these plates can be supplied upon request.) Map mentioned in title was not bound in by the publisher in this edition. Although stating on the title page that a map is present, this does not seem to have been issued with the third edition (see Squibb: The Plates in Hutchins' History of Dorset). NOT bound in here are the introductory pages and notes relating to earlier editions.

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        Le pied fourchu. Suivi des Legendes de Legendes.. Pointes-sèches originales de Paul-Emile Bécat.

      4 (29 x 23 cm), 213 S., 8 Bl., 15 Orig.-Radierungen., Grüner Ganzleder-Bd. m. roten Intarsien, vergoldetem Rückentitel, Kopfgoldschnitt, marmorierten Vorsätzen. Mit beigebundenen Umschlägen und Rücken (Reliure L. Gautier), Rücken min. beschienen, Gelenke min. berieben - ingesamt schönes Exempalr. Exemplaire dArtiste. Im Impressum von diesem signiert. Eines von 575 Exemplaren auf Rives. - Monod 1870.- René Boylesve (1867- 1926), französischer Schriftsteller und Literaturkritiker, gilt als Erbe von Honoré de Balzac und Vorläufer von Marcel Proust. 1919 wurde er in die Académie française aufgenommen.- Paul-Emile Becat (1885-1960), illustrierte den Text mit hübschen frivolen Radierungen, für die er auch bekannt ist.

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        Ancient Classics for English Readers (22 Volumes in Original Cloth)

      William Blackwood 1870 - 22 volumes of 28 published in the series. Various dates from 1870 on. All books in VG condition, with some wear and rubbing, especially to spines, with gilt lettering dulled in places. Volumes are: Aeschylus; Aristophanes; The Commentaries of Caesar; Catullus, Tibullus, and Propertius; Demosthenes; Euripides; The Greek Anthology; Herodotus; Hesiod and Theognis; Homer: The Odyssey; Juvenal; Lucian; Lucretius; Ovid; Pindar; Plato; Plautus and Terence; Pliny [Pliny's Letters]; Tacitus; Thucydides; Virgil; Xenophon. Will incur extra overseas postage; please enquire for rates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Scarthin Books ABA, ILAB.]
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        Schlangen und Schlangenfeinde. Der Schlangenkunde zweite sehr veränderte Auflage.

      Thienemann, Gotha 1870 - 287 S. mit 12 handkolorierten lith. Tafeln, Vollständig mit allen Tafeln in feiem Kolorit. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 360 8°, marmoriertes Halbleinen der Zeit, Bibliotheks-Exemplar (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet), Stempel auf Vorsatz und Titel, leichte Rückstände und Klebereste im Bereich des ehemaligen Rückenschildes, Papier leicht gebräunt, die Tafeln nur gelegentlich randgebräunt, die letzten 5 Tafeln mit ganz unscheinbarem schmalen Wasserrand (nicht in die Abildungen hereinreichend, Titel leicht knitterig, insgesamt gutes Exemplar mit sauberen Tafeln, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Silvanus]
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        Oeuvres de Champlain publiées sous le patronage de l'Université Laval. Seconde édition

      Québec: Geo.-E. Desbarats, 1870. Demi-cuir. Très bon. 6 tomes in-4 reliés en 4 volumes, paginations d'origine, et pagination continue, 1478 pages. Légère usure aux dos, erreur de tomaison, le volume 3 étant le 4, et inversement. Frontispice, planches (certaines en couleurs), cartes (certaines dépliantes), illustrations dans le texte, complet, avec les deux grandes cartes dépliantes. "Les écrits du père de la Nouvelle-France, témoignage irremplaçable pour l'historien, sont loin d'être dénués d'intérêt pour le littéraire. Les récits naturels, souvent savoureux, jamais ennuyeux, d'un homme de guerre et de mer du XVIIe siècle sont dignes d'être considérés" [DOLQ I, 782-788].

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        Altkolorierte Original-Lithographie: *Das Millernthor in Hamburg* ( um 1870 gedruckt )

       Bildmaß der Darstellung: 23 x 33,5 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). Die Bildlegende nur mit Bezeichnung Das Millernthor in Hamburg ohne nähere Angaben zum Zeichner und Stecher. ( Laut untenstehendem montierten bibliographischen Zettel des ehemaligen Bücherkabinetts Hamburg von A. Sohnemann um 1870 ausgeführt ). Alt unter Passepartout und Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 40,5 x 52 cm ). Das Blatt im Abendlicht + Mondlicht mit Personen-und Kutschenstaffage. Hinter den beleuchteteten Pfeilern und Gittern des Millerntores ragt der Turm des Michels empor. Das Blatt gebräunt, ansonsten von guter Erhaltung. ( Hier vorzugsweise Selbstabholung wegen Bruchgefahr ). Verso mit altem Klebeetikett *Hamburgensien-Meyer, Poststr. 9* sowie verso untenstehendem montierten Zettel mit näheren Angaben zu dem Blatt. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Millerntor, Sankt Pauli, Hamburg, Michel, Sohnemann, Lithographie, altkoloriert, Google, Hamburgensien-Meyer

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      Boston, MA: L. Prang & Co, 1870. original brown pebbled cloth, front cover gilt-stamped. oblong 12mo. original brown pebbled cloth, front cover gilt-stamped. (20) pages. Preface. Printed on recto only. Published circa 1870 according to the Huntington Library catalogue. Cover title Prang's Alphabets. Title and three leaves are chromolithographs, the remaining twelve in black and white. The preface notes that there are "no designs claiming originality," but rather this work endeavors to produce "the most valued specimens, illustrating the styles of the different centuries. . ." With an emphasis on styles "now so much in vogue for ornmaenting sacred subjects." Publisher's advertisement follows text. Extremities of spine slightly worn. Very light foxing.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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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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        Fünfzehn Ansichten der neuen St. Gotthards-Strasse vom St. Gotthard-Hospiz bis Lugano.. Nach der Natur gezeichnet und geäzt von M. Kälin und J. Suter. Nebst einer Beschriebung von Herrn Lusser M.D..

      Quer-4. (2) Bl., 72 S. Mit 15 Aquatinta-Tafeln, Neuer HLdr-Bd. (Umschlag mit eingebunden)., Etwas stockfleckig, 2 Bl min wasserrändig, gutes Exemplar. Lonchamp 1870. - Barth 18064. Tafel: Hospice du St. Gotthard Pont Tremola Route de Val Tremola Airolo Passage de Stalvedro Dazio grande Defilé de Dazio grande Pont inferieure de Dazio grande Faido Près de Faido Val Leventina Giornico Bodio Cresciano et Claro Bellinzona Lugano Madonna del Sasso à Locarno

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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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        Vingt mille lieues sous les mers 20000 Leagues Under the seas

      Vingt mille lieues sous Les mers. French (making it the True) First Edition. This is the illustrated 322,433 pg . version that was released in 1870 following the publication in Spain the year previous and this leather spined with brown cloth hard cover is identical to that of the Spanish binding however provinance provided with this book shows a receipt for binding work and this complete and slightly spotted or soiled novel is the only French version I have seen up for sale . Originally , there were three editions: one economical, without illustrations; another one in small format, with a few illustrations; and a third one in a bigger in-octavo format and richly illustrated. It is the last edition that is now very popular among book collectors. Especially popular are first editions of his best known novels as this one is not only his most famous but this particular version contains almost 25% more text from Jules Verne masterpiece! For more than a hundred years the mistranslated English versions were the only versions until 1998's Butcher edition annotated from the French original.

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        De la Condition des Aliénés en Droit Français et en Droit Français (Précieux Exemplaire de Pierre Janet)

      Paris, A. Durand & Pedone-Lauriel 1870 - Grand in-8° relié, demi-chagrin de l époque, dos lisse orné de filets, d encadrements, titre gravé, 343 pages et un feuillet d errata. Magnifique exemplaire de cette thèse droit qui fit date sur la question, aux coupes à peine frottées. Précieux exemplair ayant appartenu à Pierre Janet avec le cachet gras de sa bibliothèque représentant sa signature olographe sur la page de titre [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Meiji sannen kaisei bankoku yochi bunzu Select plates of the Geography of the 10000 Countries revised in the third year of the Meiji reign 

      First edition. 11 double-page colour woodblock plates. Complete. 8vo. Original boards with printed title-slip. Marginal rodent damage to lower left corner, but overall still a very good copy. Tokyo, Kinokuniya Genbei, dated: Meiji 3, i.e. 

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        Une Fabrique de Faux Autographes ou Recit de L'Affaire Vrain Lucas [Fake Autograph Collection of Vrain Lucas]

      Published by Leon Techener Libraire, Paris 1870 - , in French, 110 pages, [2], 7 plates with titles (single-sided facsimile letters with brown titles) First Edition , rebound, very slight scuffing to upper board, fraying to foredges of leaves, some marking to first and last few leaves, interior in good condition, exterior in very good condition , navy cloth, gilt titles to spine, cream endpapers quarto, 33 x 25.5 cms Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ambrose Bierce's personal copy of The Catholic's Vade mecum : a select manual of prayers for daily use

      Philadelphia: Eugene Cummiskey, 1870 s circa. Hardcover. Good. Signed. Personal copy of Ambrose Bierce, with his signature on the front end page. Also contains a carte-de-visite of Mollie Bierce laid in. Original boards, rebacked with later cloth spine. Housed in custom made brown cloth slip case with red and gold spine label. 416, 68 pages, [1] leaf of plates: illustrations; 13 cm. Bierce has marked the beginning and end of p. 263, the Psalter of Jesus, "Jesus help me overcome all temptations to sin, and the malice my ghostly enemy..." <br> Ambrose Bierce was an important American writer and journalist. One of his most notable works is the satirical Devil's Dictionary. Bierce served in Union Army's 9th Indiana infantry during the Civil War, seeing action at Philippi, Rich Mountain, Shiloh, and Kennesaw Mountain. In 1871 Bierce married Molly Day (shown in the included photo). They separated after Bierce discovered love letters written to her by an admirer, resulting in their divorce in 1904, and earning Bierce the epithet, "Bitter Bierce." Interestingly, although brought up in a fervent Revivalist church and to a devout family, Bierce was a consistent agnostic (atheist?) throughout his life.

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        Beschreibung eines Mikrotoms (pp.229-232, 2 Holzschnitte). + Zeiss, Carl: Ein neues Präparir-Mikroskop (pp.234-236, 1 Abb.).

      Arch. mikr. Anat.,6/2. - Bonn, Verlag von Max Cohen & Sohn, 1870, 8, pp.115-236, mit 7 theils im Farbendruck ausgeführte Tafeln und 3 Holzschniten, orig. broschiertes Exemplar. First Edition! Wilhelm His, Sr. (1831-1904) "was more than any other man resposible for the introduction of the microtome, although Ranvier and other Frenchmen had earlier employed microtomes of simpler types." Garrison & Morton No.268

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1870 - 1870 Original Paperback Wisden,Fac Spine, 7th Edition

      1870. Hi, This lot is an Original 1870 Wisden Paperback with facsimile spine, 7th Edition. This is in Very Good condition, for the year. The covers are original , they have some spotting which goes through the book but the covers are tall with minimal wear to the edges, not too dark either , in fact very nicie other than the spotting. Facsimile spine which is new and hence the book is tightly bound, internally wonderful just the spotting, other than that a very nice early Wisden. 1870s are a lot harder to find that 71-73.

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        58 Original-Atelieraufnahmen

      Ohne 1870 (um 1860-1870). Maße: ca. 8,5 cm x 5,3 cm, meist Ganzportäts, auf Pappe gezogen, in Leder-Fotoalbum der Zeit, quart, (Album defekt) - Fotos oft mit handgeschriebenen Bildunterschriften / Enthält Aufnahmen von: Ganzporträt von Franz Josef I. von Österreich in Uniform; Franz Josef mit 2 seiner Kinder; 3 verschiedene Ganzporträts der Kaiserin Elisabeth von Österreich (Sissi); Ganzporträt von Prinz Albrecht von Preußen in Uniform; Kronprinzessin Luise von Preußen; Ganzporträt Friedrich Karl von Preußen in Uniform; Ganzporträt Kronprinz Friedrich Wilhelm von Preußen in Uniform; Erzherzogin Sophie von Österreich; Ludwig Prinz von Hessen; Karl Graf von Reina; Sächsisches Königshaus;Gräfin Calloredo; von Tempsky; Carl von Schall; General Ernst von Heynitz; von Albensleben; Date von Burgk und weitere - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Genealogie Heraldik,Fotografie

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        Public Gardens, Macao.

      c. 1870 - Albumen print. Very good tonal range and in good condition. Dimensions: 205 by 260mm. (8 by 10 inches).

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        Unbezeichnete kolorierte Lithographie. Darstellung einer "Velocipedfahrt in der Luft"; der Artist fährt mit seinem Veloziped auf dem Hochseil, an einer an der hinteren Achse befestigten Schaukel hält er sicher mit einer Hand eine grazile Artistin fest, die scheinbar mühelos unter dem Seil fliegt. Im Vordergrund betrachtet eine feine Besuchergesellschaft den Vorgang in der Manege, der Hintergrund deutet amerikanische Soldaten mit dem Union Jack an.

      Pest, Laufer, ca. 1870. - Blattgr.: 63 x 77 cm. Das unbezeichnete Plakat zeigt Mitglieder der amerikanischen Gymnastiker-Gesellschaft von C. Merkel, die 1871 im Münchner Zoologischen Garten, damals am Rande des Englischen Gartens gelegen, gastierte. Das Plakat wurde im Zusammenhang mit Plakaten dieser Gesellschaft und deren Münchner Auftritt erworben.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Albumen photograph of wheat harvest with steam-powered thresher and thirteen laborers

      W. Caswell, Photographer, Grand Forks, Dakota 1870 - Photographer's stamp on verso: "W. Caswell, / Photographer, / Grand Forks, Dak.". 1 vols. Boudoir-style, image: 4-1/2 x 7-5/8 in. mounted on card. Little is known of William Caswell, save in 1877 he formed a partnership with Simon Duffin in Winnipeg, having previously operated out of Duluth, Minnesota and Grand Forks. This photograph, with Caswell's Grand Forks stamp dates from the 1870's, the era of Dakota Territory "bonanza" farms, heavily reliant on steam power: "On the bonanza farms opened up in the Red River Valley of the North in the seventies, portable steam engines for threshing were used from the beginning. To have relied upon horse power for threshing would have crippled the large-scale farming operations" (Wik, "Steam Power on the American Farm, 1830-1880") An early image from the first days of steam-powered grain harvesting in the Dakota Territory - the steam engine (on the left) is powering the thresher (in rear, behind stacked grain). Photographer's stamp on verso: "W. Caswell, / Photographer, / Grand Forks, Dak.". 1 vols. Boudoir-style, image: 4-1/2 x 7-5/8 in. mounted on card

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        [FAR EAST] Puteshestviye v Ussuriyskom Kraye, 1867-1869 gg. S kartoy Ussuriyskogo Kraya [i.e. Travels in the Ussuri Region, 1867-1869, with a Map of the Ussuri Region, by N. Przhevalsky, Member of the Imperial Russian Geographical Society]

      St. Petersburg: Izdaniye avtora, 1870. [4], ii, iii, 297, [2], 58, [1] pp. Octavo. With a folding chromolithographed map at rear. Modern (period style) half calf with marbled papered boards; spine with raised bands and gilt lettered title. Margins slightly cut, otherwise a very good copy. First edition of the first book by major explorer of Central Asia Nikolay Przhevalsky (1839-1888), an account of his first travel to the little known Ussuri krai in the Russian Far East annexed to the Russian Empire in 1858 with the signing of the Treaty of Aigun. In 1867-1869 Przhevalsky went up the Ussuri River from Khabarovka, followed its tributary Songacha River up to Lake Khanka, surveyed its western and southern shores, and went down the Suifen River to fort Novgorodsky, the southernmost settlement in the Ussuri region (Posyet Bay of the Japanese Sea). He then went on a strenuous journey north to St. Olga Bay not by steamer as it was common, but along the shore of the Sea of Japan, following less penetrable forest paths, and visiting Vladivostok (then a village with no more than 500 people) and Nakhodka among others. From St. Olga Bay Przhevalsky went by land to the mouth of the Tadusha (Zerkalnaya) River, crossed the Sikhote-Alin mountain range, and returned to the Ussuri River following her tributaries Fudjin (Pavlovka) and Ulukhe. In 1868 he conducted more surveys of Lake Khanka and assisted in suppression of Chinese gangs robbing Russian villages on the Suchan River. Przhevalsky compiled the first comprehensive description of the Ussuri region, clarified the shape and geographical position of Lake Khanka, performed topographical survey of the area between Nakhodka and Tadusha River, and mapped the eastern slopes of the Sikhote-Alin mountain range. He discovered a new mammal species (black hare) and castor aralia tree (Kalopanax septemlobus). The book contains a detailed descriptions of the Ussuri region's geography, climate, fauna and flora, life and occupations of native inhabitants and Russian settlers, agriculture, industries and trade. The map shows the Ussuri region up to the Chinese and Korean borders, outlining Przhevalsky's route and marking main cities, Russian, Cossack and Chinese villages, military posts, and telegraph stations.

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        Handheld folding paper fan, painted on both sides. France?, ca 1870.

      1870. 22-rod rack of bone, the outer ones ornamentally decorated, with mounted lithographed paper screen. Ca 25 cm. Decorative neo-rococo paper fan with typical classical and mythological scenes on the folded paper screen, blending into floral golden rococo motifs near the edges. The outer rods are decorated with ornamental applications, some made of mother-of-pearl. - Several applications loosened or lost, several large tears to paper folds, slight damage, some gluestains on the reverse; a small repair.

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        Moveable] Fröhliche Stunden

      - Quarto. Circa 1870's. A monumental German-printed movable in original cloth backed blue gilt paper covered boards with large full-size inserted color cover illustration. Fifteen superb color printed scenes with ornate and rather complicated moveable pieces controlled by one pull tab, with several hinge points on each movable entity (up to 3-5 per example) including sledder that travels down hill as the pull tab is dragged down, rocking baby, girls washing doll in well, egg hatching, sawing wood, and much more. Most in workable condition and all parts appear to be present. An unrecorded movable. We can find no record of this book. The title page reads: "Frohliche Stunden. Ein unterhatendes Bilderbuch mit ziehbaren Bildern fur die Liebe Jugend." Overall quite nicely preserved, given the nature of movables, printed on fragile paper. The binding is fully intact and internally quite clean and bright. Some minor restoration needed to bring all movables in working order. Most scarce thus.

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      - [Japan 1870's-1880's, Kashima/Ogawa]. Wood covers, very good 25 hand-colored albumen, each image: ca. 26 x 21, laid down on stiff accordion album leaves, edges gilt, some hinges weak or mended, all images strong, clear, not faded. RARE ! *** *** *** . . . ORIGINAL HAND-COLORD PERIOD PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM . . . *** This is a lovely collection of finely hand-colored albumen images. The images are from western, and southern Japan, from Nikko down to Osaka, and Nagasaki. Albums of these places are not common in the Japanese photographica genre. Thou many are not signed nor identified by their negative numbers, this is clearly the work of some of Japan's excellent and celebrated photographers. . It is entirely possible, this is one of a group of photograph albums covering Japan, this being a second volume, the first probably covered Yokohama and the Tokyo area. . The album begins where the first volume most likely left off. Regardless this is an excellent example of early Japanese photography. . *** The photographers are questionable, however saying this, we have identified some in Bennett [see below] by their negative numbers. Namely #746 attributed to Kashima or Ogawa Kazumasa. Number 454a attributed to Kusakabe; #54 attributed to Ogawa Kazumasa ad Ogawa Sashichi. . * THE NEGAVTIVE NUMBERS: A good portion of these images have negative numbers, most of which are not listed in Bennett. It is a well known fact, that a good number of Japanese negatives were sold, loaned borrowed and exchanged between both foreign and Japanese photographers and photograph studios from the 1860's onwards. Therefore the exact photographer who took the photograph is commonly in question. Though there has been a lot of research and efforts to identify negative numbers, each photographer and photographic studio enhanced, changed or altered the original negative at will to create a system that would match his own needs. This left complete chaos in the field for those of use who would like to truly identify the actual person responsible for taking the photograph. . * This album contains a good number of unidentified photographs, but skillfully taken and composed with a keen eye, we identify: . FROM THE FRONT: 1. Unknown view of a large river with a bridge and lumberyard in the foreground. There is no negative number, it was likely taken near Yokohama or Tokyo along a large river with low hills in the background. Several small boats ply the river. The bridge seems to be built of steel, indicating a Meiji period work. . * 2. [Osaka] Castle and large moat, unidentified, with low mountains in the background. Nicely done with a keen eye. This is confirmed to be Osaka castle, a very similar view is found and is illustrated Zannier [see below] on p.61 as "Moats Osaka" by Felice Beato. . * 3. Typical street scene, a single electric pole in the immediate foreground, with 2-3 other poles in the deep foreground, a few wires go to businesses. A large number of people, rickshaw pullers are in the street, a large majority of people face the photographer who must have been on a very tall ladder, causing a commotion, nevertheless the image is very clear and no loss of focus during exposure. This must be dated around the late 1870's-1880's with the advent of electricity. A small fleck of the photo surface lacking, else clean, a touch of over done red as common in the early Meiji period. . * 4. Numbered in the negative: A382 Tennoji Pagoda, Osaka. This shows a nice two-sided perspective of the pagoda and the background temple building. . * 5. Numbered A 420 Kasuga at Nara. Shows a lovely pathway with four deer, many stone lantern on both sides of the road, thick forest trees. This exact image is found in March, see below, on p.112. . * 6.Numbered A 415 Nigetsudo at Nara. Shows the stone steps up to the shrine, with is stunning architecture. A few people freeze during the photographing. Beautifully composed. . * 7.Numbered 75 Nara Park. This shows a pavilion with three people looki

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