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        El gitanismo. Historia, costumbres y dialecto de los gitanos. con un Epítome de Gramática Gitana, primer estudio filológico publicado hasta el día, y un Diccionario Caló-Castellano, que contiene, además de los significados, muchas frases ilustrativas de la acepción propia de las palabras dudosas, por Don Francisco Quindalé

      Librería de Victoriano Suárez, Madrid 1870 - 16,5 cm. Raro ejemplar de este antiguo tratado sobre el pueblo gitano, con su gramática y diccionario, firmado este último por Francisco Quindale, seudonimo del propio autor (Mayo). Aunque hay ediciones posteriores y reproducciones facsímiles, son muy escasos los ejemplares existentes de esta edición original. El nuestro carece de la cubierta original, aunque conserva la posterior y el interior en magnífica condición, sin faltas, manchas o subrayados. Firma del antiguo propietario. 2 h.76 pp.2 h. 76 pp. 2 h. En español. Book in spanish .El pago contrarrembolso lleva un recargo de 2 euros.

      [Bookseller: Boxoyo Libros S.L.]
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        Svenska Utsigter från åtskilliga provinser. 25 plancher med text.

      Stockholm. Tryckt hos J. A. Riis. 1870. - Folio. (47 x 34 cm.) Title + 4 pp. in double columns + 25 lithographed plates. Ex Libris: Bertil Börjesson. This album is a a collection of images from the different parts of "Fordna och Närvarande Sverige" (Ancient and Present Sweden) published in 1817-1867 in 12 parts containing 367 plates alltogether. The plates shows country estates in their natural settings. Lakes, forests, people, cows, horses, dogs and picturesque vistas are shown. Svenska Utsigter was published a few years after the death of Thora Thersner - the daughter of the original publisher Ulrik Thersner. When Thora died the publishing of "Fordna och Närvarande Sverige" halted. Öfveds Kloster which was published in two aquatint versions already in 1817-1819 is present here in a third state in lithography. Cloth spine and corners. Black boards with gilt title at the front. Rebacked. Worn boards. Small damages to board edges. Front fly leaf with some dirt and creases.Title with a few small brown spots and small staining at the edges. Title and text leaves withs creasings in lower right corners. Offsetting to the text pages from the title page.Plates with the occasional small brown spots and finger dirt in the margins. One plate browned. About ten plates with small water stain in outer margins. One plate with large brown spot in the margin. Two plates with some foxing in the image area. Most plates are clean and bright. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SHO^GAKU TOKUHON Maki no Ichi

      187 - [BASEBALL - JAPAN] Shihon Gakkou-hen. SHO^GAKU TOKUHON Maki no Ichi. Aichi-ken [Nagoya] Shihongakko^ [Teacher's College] n.d. [1870's] An interesting little elementary school reader from the first series of textbooks designed and created by the Teachers College Normal School system in Japan after the Meiji restoration to introduce "Western Learning" to the country. "The Normal School, which was under the direct jurisdiction of the Department of Education, was also requested to compile elementary school textbooks on the basis of its practical experience. Also an office for editing elementary school textbooks was set up in the Normal School in December, 1872. The Department of Education encouraged independent prefectures to reprint the textbooks and other educational material which it and the Normal School had compiled, and it was not long before most of the prefectures adopted this practice and the reprinted textbooks were in nationwide use. Especially following the establishment of regulations for the course of study for elementary schools by the Normal School the textbooks prepared by this institute gained wide acceptance. These textbooks included elementary school readers, introductory geography, outlines of Japanese topography, outlines of world topography, outlines of Japanese history, outlines of world history, elementary school arithmetic, etc. .The elementary school textbooks proved to be an interesting introduction of the new knowledge based on the Civilization and Enlightenment (Bunmeikaika) thought, and they were accepted not only as textbooks but also as popular reading material for the public at large. Thus their influence was of considerable importance in the dissemination of the new culture." It is pretty clear that the introduction of Western culture also entailed the introduction of a least a variety of baseball in the 1870's, as well (a fact confirmed by other sources on the origins of baseball in Japan). The American educational consultants and their Japanese colleagues in Aichi saw fit to include a cut and a story with a group of boys playing with bats and balls, pitching and hitting - interesting proof that baseball is nearly as old in Japan as it is in the States. The text of the story, crude [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Panoramas des Alpes-Maritimes. Cannes Nice Menton, La Corniche

      1870 - 1880 circaPregevole album in 8° oblungo (cm. 27x44), piena percallina rossa con titolo in nero impresso. Contiene 12 fotografie all'albumina, ognuna di cm. 27,5x14, al margine inferiore di ognuna tit. editoriale a stampa. Vi sono vedute panoramiche di Cannes, Nice, Monaco, Menton. Abrasioni alle punte della leg. e lievissimi difetti del tempo ai piatti. Molto bello

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        Autograph letter signed to Latimer Clark

      1870 - Ronalds, Francis (1788-1873). A.L.s. to Latimer Clark. Battle, April 11, 1870. 2pp. 181 x 114 mm. Provenance: Latimer Clark.Ronalds invented the first working electric telegraph in 1816. His device involved two synchronized clocks whose dials were marked with the letters of the alphabet; instead of hands, each clock had a rotating disk with a notch cut into it so that only one letter on the clock face was visible at a time (Standage 1998, 19). Ronalds placed one clock at each end of eight miles of insulated wire that he had laid down in his garden, and used electrical impulses to transmit signals between them. He wrote to Lord Melville of the British Admiralty offering to demonstrate his telegraph, but was rejected: John Barrow, secretary to the admiralty, wrote back to Ronalds saying that "telegraphs of any kind are now [after the conclusion of the Napoleonic wars] totally unnecessary, and that no other than the one now in use [a semaphore telegraph] will be adopted" (quoted in DNB). Ronalds did not pursue his telegraphy venture any further, but left a record of it in his Descriptions of an Electric Telegraph and of Some Other Electrical Apparatus (1823; reprinted in 1871 at the suggestion of Latimer Clark). It was left to Charles Wheatstone and William Fothergill Cooke, both of whom knew of Ronalds's experiments, to develop the first telegraph adopted for public use in Britain in 1845. In 1871, in response to a petition submitted the previous year to Prime Minister William Gladstone, Ronalds received a knighthood for his contribution to telegraphy. His letter to Clark expresses his gratitude for this honor and for Clark's part in it:"Your kind congratulations are peculiarly esteemed; for I have every reason to believe that your expressions of approbation &c. of my humble labours in Electro-Telegraphy have been influential in Her Majesty's gracious act in my behalf."I believe it is almost needless to tell you that the honour conferred is much less valued by me than the testimony it helps to afford to the validity of my early labours in the matter. . . . " Origins of Cyberspace 187.

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        Photographie médicale d'un garçon atteint d'une brûlure et dont le tissu cicatriciel a réuni les cuisses

      Photographie médicale d'un garçon atteint d'une brûlure et dont le tissu cicatriciel a réuni les cuisses. taille de la photo: 13,5 x 19,5cm (avec les marges: 19,5 x 25cm), tirage original, circa 1870. Très bel état de conservation, tirage contrecollé sur une feuille cartonnée souple. (tv) Très bon couverture souple Edition originale

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        Biographie Universelle Ancienne et Moderne (45 Tomes - Complet) Biographie Universelle Ancienne et Moderne ou Histoire, par ordre alphabétique, de la vie publique et privée de tous les hommes qui se sont fait remarquer par leurs écrits, leurs actions, leurs talents ou leurs crimes.

      Delagrave et Cie 1870 Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée et considérablement augmentée d'articles omis ou nouveaux, 45 tomes en 44 vol. petit in-4 reliure de l'époque demi-vélin à coins blancs, Delagrave et Cie, Paris, s.d.(1870-1873), circa 750 pp. par vol. et 1 vol. de reprint (tome 13) au même format, cartonnage éditeur, Akademische Druck u. Verlagsanstaltn Graz, Austria, 1967 Rare ensemble de la meilleure édition, bien complète des 45 tomes, avec le tome 13 en reprint. .Jolie présentation pour ce remarquable et monumental ensemble (qq. frott. et ancienne trace d'étiquette au dos en queue pour le volume de reprint). On citera Pierre Larousse lui-même : "C'est un monument auquel ont coopéré la plupart des illustrations scientifiques et littéraires de cette période. On y remarque principalement les travaux de géographie, de découvertes et de voyages, par Walckenaër, Malte(Brun et Eyriès ; - d'histoire, et de langues anciennes par Clavier, Daunou, Boissonade, Amar, Noël ;- d'histoire, de littérature et de langues orientales par Silvestre de Sacy, Abel Rémusat, Klaproth ;- de littérature et d'histoire d'Italie, par Guinguené et Sismondi ; - de littérature et d'histoire de la France par Fiévée, Villemain, de Barante, du Rozoir, Monmerqué ; - d'histoire, de littérature d'Allemagne et du Nord de l'Europe par Stapfer, Guizot, Depping et Schoell ; - d'histoire et de littérature anglaises par Suard, Lally-Tollendal, et de Sevelinges. Ajoutons pour les sciences, la philosophie, les arts etc. les noms de Emeric David, Quatremère de Quincy, Cuvier, Du Petit-Thouars, Visconti, Millin, Sicard, Chaumeton, Chaussier, Desgenettes, Percy, Richerand, Gence, Beuchot, Pillet, Weiss, Michelet, Cousin, Fourier, De Bonald, Chateaubriand, Humboldt, Biot, De Gérando, Raoul-Rochette, et bien d'autres noms éclatants, dont presque tous faisaient l'orgueil de l'Institut et de premiers corps savants de l'Europe". (Larousse, GDU, Préface, XLXIX) Français

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        Alle terme.

      Acquarello su carta di cm 20x30 circa. Orazio Gaigher nasce a Barco di Levico (TN) nel 1870. Studia a Cortina d?Ampezzo, a Bressanone e a Innsbruck, seguendo il desiderio del padre medico che lo indirizza agli studi di medicina. Laureatosi, apre una clinica a Salisburgo. Coltiva la passione artistica con grande intensità, affascinato dal clima culturale della Secessione austriaca. Alla morte del padre, a 31 anni, decide di dedicarsi esclusivamente alla pittura. E? il 1901. Parte per Londra, dove rimane fino al 1904, per studiare ritratto con Hubert von Herkomer. I suoi riferimenti sono legati al Simbolismo e al movimento Arts and Crafts di William Morris, ma la sua tensione più intima è sollecitata dal fascino del naturalismo della pittura preraffaellita, come mostrano le opere intitolate Notturno, Autunno e i Nudi, realizzati intorno al 1908, lavori nei quali la ricerca formale è fortemente intrisa di significato allegorico. Successivamente si reca in Spagna per conoscere le opere degli artisti spagnoli di corte; diventa amico di Gioacchino Sorolla. E? affascinato dai ritratti di Velasquez. Nel 1906 è a Parigi, dove conosce Roberto Fleury e Eugenio Carrière. Incontra Romualdo Prati, giunto a Parigi nel 1905 per frequentare l?Accademia delle Belle Arti. Si specializza nel genere del ritratto e inizia a viaggiare per l?Europa e l?America eseguendo più di cinquecento commissioni. Nel 1914 realizza i ritratti di Pio X, Benedetto XV e Pio XI. L?anno seguente partecipa all?Esposizione Internazionale di San Francisco dove è premiato. A Trento ritrae l?Arcivescovo Celestino Endrici. Del 1924 è la pala di San Taddeo per la chiesa di Barco. L?anno seguente realizza per la chiesa di Pieve Tesino una Santa Maria Assunta e un San Sebastiano. Nel 1926 è a Buenos Aires, in Argentina. Nel 1928 esegue un San Bartolomeo per la chiesa di Torcegno, Nello stesso anno si reca in Patagonia dove si dedica al genere del paesaggio. Ritornato in Italia nel 1930, si stabilisce a Merano. Esegue per la chiesa rivana di Santa Maria Assunta una Santa Lucia. Di questi anni si ricordano Maternità, Signora con il gatto, Vendemmia in Trentino, opere nelle quali si incontrano lo spirito moderno e secessionista. E? nominato Presidente degli Artisti della Provincia di Bolzano. Muore a Merano il 17 maggio 1938.

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        Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale ... Recherches zoologiques. Troisième partie, 1re section: ÉTUDES SUR LES REPTILES ET LES BATRACIENS.

      Paris, Imprimerie Impériale, 1870-1909. 18 parts. Folio (365 x 280mm). pp. (6), xiv, 1012, leaves 99, with 1 lithographed map and 99 plates of which 21 coloured. Publisher's printed wrappers. [together with:] BROCCHI, P.L.A. Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale ... Recherches zoologiques. Troisième partie, 2e section: ÉTUDE DES BATRACIENS DE L'AMÉRIQUE CENTRALE. Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1881-1883. 3 parts. Folio (365 x 280mm). pp. 122, (2), with 24 plates of which 18 coloured. Publisher's printed wrappers. Both works are of the greatest rarity. In the last 50 years we have only offered one other copy. "Finally, in the last year of his life, Duméril published the first part of what became, herpetologically, his 'magnum opus': the section on reptiles of "Mission Scientifique au Mexique ..."; the amphibian section, by Paul Brocchi, was published in 1881-1883. This enormous book, comprising over 1000 pages and with 99 plates in large format, resulted from collections made in Middle America by M.-F. Bocourt. Bocourt had gone to Mexico, where Napoleon III had set up a puppet government under Archduke Maximilian of Austria, but with the latter's overthrow and execution Bocourt had to collect in Guatemala and adjacent countries. On returning to Paris, Bocourt assisted Duméril in writing the text and drawing the plates, but shortly afterwards Duméril died, after a long illness, ... Consequently, Bocourt, with the later aid of François Moquard, Léon Vaillant, and Fernand Angel, finished the book ..." (Adler. History of Herpetology, pp. 43/44). Most of the beautiful plates are after drawings by Bocourt, and are executed in three different techniques, i.e. the engravings by Dujardin, Lebrun, and Schuttenberger, the lithographs by Arnoul, and the chromolithographs by Mesnel and Severyns. The batrachians were initially intended to be incorporated in Dumeril's work. "Duméril had begun to draft the amphibian text, but died in November 1870. Bocourt was too busy with the reptile section to handle the amphibians as well, so Brocchi was eventually invited to do so" (Adler. Contributions to the History of Herpetology 2, p. 101). All parts have their original printed wrappers, most wrappers are worn. The first few pages of the first part of Dumeril's work have some paper damage at the lower margin, not affecting the text. The text and plates are in fine condition. Old library stamp on wrappers and verso of plates. Preserved in old portfolio, with old neat handwritten title on spine. The only other copy to have come on the market in recent years of both works was in the Adrian Crane collection (Bibliomania! Cat. 5). Nissen ZBI, 1198 & 4694.

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        THE SONGS FROM ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, written by Lewis Carroll. The Music composed by William Boyd.

      [2], 10pp. Original paper wrappers; the upper bearing a circular vignette of Alice holding the pig. Oblong 17.5x25.7 cm. First edition. First issue. Spine splitting from base; some light marking to covers; very small tear (approx. 5mm) to bottom cover edge; else a very good copy of a very scarce work.Parish 120. Crutch 78. Lovett 848. Boyd's were the first musical settings written for Carroll's songs. Carroll wrote an extra stanza to the poem 'Tis the Voice of the Lobster, especially for this publication.

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        Romancer og Sange. + Tornerose. Dramatisk Digt af Chr. Richardt. Fuldstændigt Klaver-Udtog. + Volmer-Slaget. Digt af Chr. Richardt, componeret for Chor med Orchester. For Chor med Piano.

      3 dele i 1 bind. C.C. Lose, København (1870)-1874. Folio. 132+91+19 sider. Del 2 & 3 med stukne nodeplancher. Litograferet titelblad på alle 3 dele. Med litograferet portræt af Heise på frontispicen i del 1. Pragtfuldt helbind af rødt gedeskind med overdådig dekoration i guld og blindpræg, indvendig guldbordure samt tresidet guldsnit. På bagpermen prinsesse Thyras kronede monogram. Rent og meget velbevaret eksemplar.. Prægtigt eksemplar af dette smukke nodetryk med en attraktiv kongelig proveniens. ** Eksemplaret er en del af den bogsamling (Fortegnelse (1879), p. 22), som en kreds af "danske Mænd og Kvinder" skænkede prinsesse Thyra, Christian XI's yngste datter, ved hendes bryllup med hertug Ernst August af Cumberland i december 1878. De i alt knap 300 værker blev indbundet af henholdsvis Immanuel Petersen (Cleménts efterfølger) og hofbogbinder Carl Petersen. Dette bind er ikke signeret, men sandsynligvis udført af Immanuel Petersen

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        The Myvyrian Archaiology of Wales

      Denbigh: Thomas Gee, 1870 2nd ed, VG+, small 4to. Collected out of ancient manuscripts. To which has been added Additional notes upon the Gododin, and An English translation of the Laws of Howell the Good; Also An Explanatory chapter on Ancient British Music by John Thomas. In full early 20c calf in a tooled box style, corners and edges a little worn. Spine, raised bands, ink tooling, titles in gilt to maroon morocco label, edges rubbed. Internally, decorative gilt tooling to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, [5], (vi-xii), [3], [1], 2-1247 pp, [3], (interesting list of subscribers, and adverts), in both English and Welsh, double columns per page, dedicated not to one but to three persons! Always useful! The subscribers list is split between the front and rear of the text block. A lovely copy! (Graesse 642. Brunet 1982. Allibone 1702 for the earlier version)JONES, OWEN (Owain Myfyr; 1741-1814), a skinner in London and one of the most prominent figures in the literary life of Wales at the end of the 18th cent, and the beginning of the next.WILLIAMS, EDWARD (Iolo Morganwg) 1747-1826; a poet and antiquary.PUGHE, WILLIAM OWEN (1759-1835), lexicographer, grammarian, editor, antiquary, and poet.THOMAS , JOHN ( Pencerdd Gwalia ; 1826 - 1913 ), musician. See NLW WBO for a full Bio of those listed above.

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        ELEMENTARY ARITHMETIC, In CHEROKEE And ENGLISH, DESIGNED For BEGINNERS

      Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation:: Cherokee National Press,. 1870.. 12mo. 6-3/4" x 4-1/2". 1st edition (Forman. OKLAHOMA IMPRINTS, 51). 1 - 3, 4 - 61, [1 (blank)] [= 120] pp. Cherokee & English pages face each other [Cherokee printed verso, English recto], each numbered identically, e.g., two page 4s, two page 5s, etc... Cloth backed marbled-paper boards.. Spine cloth worn, with old horizontal tape reinforcement. Front. hinge with 2 pieces of horizontal tape reinforcement. Bookplate. A. Good copy.. "The same year [1870] saw a Cherokee literary revival...and by authority of the Nation John B. Jones began the preparation of a series of school books in the Cherokee language and alphabet for the benefit of those children who knew no English...The series seems to have ended with the arithmetic." (Forman).

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        Bethlehem : The Shepherd's Nativity Hymn. Written By Henry Farnie

      Metzler & Co, London. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. THIS IS ONE OF THE SCORES FROM OUR BOOK NUMBER #6647000 - Undated [1870?]. Size: 13 inches tall by 9.5 inches. 5 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Music; Inventory No: 6647015.

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        Traité des Maladies du Fond de l'Oeil et Atlas d'Ophthalmoscopie par L. de Wecker et E. de Jaeger

      Paris: Adrien Delahaye, 1870. Very Good +. xvi, 208, vi, 231, [1] p., 29 leaves of chromolithographed plates: 89 in-text drawings; 27 cm. Full contemporary polished calf with modern leather reback of six spine compartments between raised bands. Gilt-tooled spine title in third compartment; gilt-tooled decoration in remaining compartments. Blind-ruled borders on both boards with gilt-rolled decoration. Gilt-tooled edges and turn-ins. All page edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. The color plates state: "Nach d. Nat. Gem. v. Prof. Ed. v. Jaeger; Lithogr. v. Dr. C. Heitzmann; Farbendruck aus d. k.k. Hov.-u. Staatsdruckerei in Wien." Contains Errata on p. 208 of first part. The second part contains extensive text to accompany each plate and related in-text figures. A 4-page publisher's advertisement for Sappey's Traité dAnatomie Descriptive with illustrations is bound in at the end. Small note with names in two hands bound in between pp. 2 and 3 of the first part. Garrison & Morton, 5904. In Very Good+ Condition: modern rebacking; boards somewhat rubbed with minor scrapes; three leaves of plates have soiling, only in the upper and lower margins on two but impacting the images on the third; otherwise, only minor marginal soiling.

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        Kling People

      Ca. 1870.. Fine. An unmounted albumen photograph with number and title at the lower left "Kling poeple (sic) 171". With the blind stamp for G. R. Lambert & Co., Singapore at the lower right. This is a family group with 7 people, with some of the same individuals as those portrayed in a print at the National Gallery of Australia (Accession No: NGA 2007.2025) which is titled "92 Kling family" and which shows the same mother and father in the same setting (with striped backdrop) but with only the mother and father and two children. Lambert & co., commercial photographers in Singapore, 1867 - c. 1914. Founded by the German-born Gustave Richard Lambert (b.1846), the firm was by the end of the 19th century the largest and most successful studio in South-East Asia, maintaining branches at various times in Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, and Sumatra. It was appointed photographer to the king of Siam in 1880 and was also extensively patronized by the British colonial authorities to record political occasions and official visits. Although Lambert's personal presence in Singapore was sporadic, under the management of Alexander Koch the studio assembled the most extensive photographic documentation of the area, with a catalogue of views covering almost the entire Malay archipelago. - The Oxford Companion to the Photograph. 7 1/2 x 10".

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        SHO^GAKU TOKUHON Maki no Ichi

      187. [BASEBALL - JAPAN] Shihon Gakkou-hen. SHO^GAKU TOKUHON Maki no Ichi. Aichi-ken [Nagoya] Shihongakko^ [Teacher's College] n.d. [1870's] An interesting little elementary school reader from the first series of textbooks designed and created by the Teachers College Normal School system in Japan after the Meiji restoration to introduce "Western Learning" to the country. What follows is a series of excerpts from an informative article found online at http://wwwwp.mext.go.jp/hakusyo/book/hpbz198103/hpbz198103_2_035.html "The Normal School, which was under the direct jurisdiction of the Department of Education, was also requested to compile elementary school textbooks on the basis of its practical experience. Also an office for editing elementary school textbooks was set up in the Normal School in December, 1872. The Department of Education encouraged independent prefectures to reprint the textbooks and other educational material which it and the Normal School had compiled, and it was not long before most of the prefectures adopted this practice and the reprinted textbooks were in nationwide use. Especially following the establishment of regulations for the course of study for elementary schools by the Normal School the textbooks prepared by this institute gained wide acceptance. These textbooks included elementary school readers, introductory geography, outlines of Japanese topography, outlines of world topography, outlines of Japanese history, outlines of world history, elementary school arithmetic, etc. ..................The elementary school textbooks proved to be an interesting introduction of the new knowledge based on the Civilization and Enlightenment (Bunmeikaika) thought, and they were accepted not only as textbooks but also as popular reading material for the public at large. Thus their influence was of considerable importance in the dissemination of the new culture." It is pretty clear that the introduction of Western culture also entailed the introduction of a least a variety of baseball in the 1870's, as well (a fact confirmed by other sources on the origins of baseball in Japan). The American educational consultants and their Japanese colleagues in Aichi saw fit to include a cut and a story with a group of boys playing with bats and balls, pitching and hitting - interesting proof that baseball is nearly as old in Japan as it is in the States. The text of the story, crude

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        Costume Plates from the Journal des Demoiselles et Petit Courrier des Dames. 1865 - 1870

      London: Fuller, S B, 1870.. First Edition thus. Green half-leather cover with marbled boards. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed with loss to base of spine. Occasional foxing. Edge-soiling and curl to a few of the plates. 105pp :: 104 Fashion plates of which 98 are hand-coloured and 5 are fold-out :: 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9")

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        Poems

      London: F S Ellis, 1870.. First Edition. In a Zaehnsdorf Morocco binding with gilt ruled boards and spine having five raised bands and gilt panels. VG: In very good condition without dust jacket. Aeg. Front pastedown bearing the armorial bookplate of John Ingleby Jefferson of Northallerton [1853-1929]. 195mm x 130mm (8" x 5") :: One of twelve copies printed on Whatman's hand-made paper

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        Illustrirtes Konversations-Lexikon. Hausschatz für das deutsche Volk und «Orbis pictus» für die studirende Jugend. (8 Bde. m. 2 Ergänzungsbänden, compl.).

      4°, ca 14000 S., mit zahlr. Holzschnittill. im Text u. (teilw. farb.) Taf., Ldr. goldgeprägt., Kanten berieben, Papierbedingt gebräunt, wenig stockfleckig. 1 Bd. mit Fehstelle am Rücken

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        Dedicated To The Lady Katherine Coke : Will He Come? Song By Adelaide Anne Proctor. The Music Composed Expressly For Madame Sainton Dolby

      Boosey & Co, London. Third Edition. Signed by person(s) connected with book. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. THIS IS ONE OF THE SCORES FROM OUR BOOK NUMBER #6647000 - No.1 in D No.2 in F. Undated 1870's? Signed [Initialled] by Dolby. Size: 13 inches tall by 9.5 inches. 7 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Music; Signed by person(s) connected with book. Inventory No: 6647012.

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        Map of the Denver and Rio Grande Railway and Connections; Map of the Mexico National Railway, Including Its Proposed Extensions and Connections, Showing Also the Relative Position of Mexico to the United States the West Indies, and the Adjacent Oceans

      Albert von MotzMap of the Denver and Rio Grande Railway and Connections;Map of the Mexico National Railway, Including Its Proposed Extensions andConnections, Showing Also the Relative Position of Mexico to the United Statesthe West Indies, and the Adjacent OceansPhiladelphia: National RailwayPublication Comps., 1872The Denver & Rio Grande railroad was established in 1870 by soldier and railroad builder General William Jackson Palmer as a narrow gauge railway system with the grand plan of connecting Denver with Mexico City. The line was notable for its many engineering achievements, including the highest railroad beds in the United States and the first large-scale application of narrow gauge road. At one time the railroad had more narrow gauge track than any other line in North America. Palmer was one of the few U.S. entrepreneurs who desired to connect the country in a north-south orientation and was especially singular in his desire to extend his railroad into Mexico, a goal which he eventually accomplished by working in Mexico itself. Although the railroad was eventually absorbed by the Union Pacific, its final achievements were noteworthy. It ran the last passenger train in the West after the creation of Amtrak, and its scenic trains operate even today in Colorado and New Mexico.The report with its detailed maps to stockholders is by no means a dry corporate production. In fact, it is an enthusiastic promotional of Colorado by a passionate visionary. Palmer declares: ?The idea of a north and south railway, following the eastern base of the Rocky Mountains from the principal city of the new West-Denver-southward to Mexico, arose from a conviction that this belt of country had especial advantages in its location, climate, and natural resources.? Palmer sets forth the advantages and potential in the region, including mining, stock raising, agriculture, natural resources, and towns waiting to spring forth. For example, he warmly promotes the growing town of Colorado Springs established by him only two years earlier. His vision of a new West opened up large areas to settlement that had been by-passed by other railroads. Not immune however to potential problems, Palmer devotes a large portion of this report to defending and explaining the advantages of narrow gauge railroad construction.General William Jackson Palmer (1836-1910) was a distinguished Union cavalry officer and railroad executive. After the war, he served as an official of the Union Pacific Railroad?s Eastern Division, which, became the Kansas City Pacific and later merged into the Union Pacific. In 1870, he became president of the Denver and Rio Grande and completed its line westward by 1883. During the 1880s, he organized and constructed Mexican railroads, and two lines from Mexico City to the border were completed by 1890.The maps alone make this report valuable and important and illustrate Palmer?s sweeping vision. The first map, showing the road from Denver to the Mexican border, illustrates the line as conceived in the U.S., and was also probably handed out as a separate promotional piece, not only for investors but also for potential settlers. The second map (still bound in the wrappers) shows the Company?s lands that are available for settlement and development. The third map (still bound in the wrappers) demonstrates the difficulty of the grades and terrain that must be overcome. The final map is a grand production showing the U.S. and Mexico with the projected route to join the two countries and the nexus of international and national trade routes that meet the terminus at Vera Cruz. This last map, which is rare and little-known, demonstrates graphically Palmer?s plan to tie Denver to the rest of the world.Map of the Denver and Rio Grande Railway and Connections34 ¼? x 23 ¾? framedMap of the Mexico National Railway, Including Its Proposed Extensions and Connections, Showing Also the Relative Position of Mexico to the United States the West Indies, and the Adjacent Oceans34 ¼? x 23 ¾? framed

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        MAP ILLUSTRATING THE POSITION OF DULUTH IN THE UNITED STATES...MAP OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA...MAP OF THE CITY OF DULUTH

      Philadelphia: M.R. Traubel's Lithographic Establishment, [ca. 1870].. Wall map, 59 x 62 inches, with contemporary color and two insets. Expertly restored, backed with modern linen, trimmed in maroon cloth, on contemporary rollers. Faint lines where previously in sections. Color bright and clean. Very good. A quartet of impressive Minnesota maps, joined together in a large wall map, built around a central civic map of Duluth. The majority of space is dedicated to downtown Duluth, showing the area along the waterfront and two long piers which form the heart of the shipping district. The largest inset shows Duluth's geographic location in the upper United States as ideal for the transport of goods to the Midwest and beyond. The second largest offers a basic map of the state of Minnesota. The third inset shows twenty-three miles of railroad along the Lake Superior & Mississippi & Northern Pacific, connecting Duluth with important stone quarries in Thomson. Commissioned by the Western Land Association as a promotional tool, the maps offer the prospective investor an ideal vision of the smooth shipment of goods from east to west along the developed lines of the Lake Superior & Mississippi & Northern Pacific railway. A prime Minnesota item. Rare. Not in Rumsey nor on OCLC.

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        Map Illustrating the Position of Duluth in the United States...Map of the State of Minnesota...Map of the City of Duluth

      Philadelphia: M. R. Traubel's Lithographic Establishment, [ca. 1870]. Lithographed wall map, with original outline colour, expertly restored, backed with modern linen, trimmed in maroon cloth, on contemporary rollers, with bright colour, in very good condition. 59 x 62 inches. A quartet of impressive Minnesota maps, joined together in one large wall map, built around a central civic map of Duluth, all of which pre-date the Andreas' Minnesota maps of 1874, and that constitute an unapologetic display of Duluth's great commercial possibilities, each map revealing an element of the harbor city's lucrative potential. The majority of space is dedicated to downtown Duluth, showing the area along the waterfront and two long piers that form the heart of the shipping district. It is a harbor clearly prepared for heavy traffic. The largest inset shows the virtue of Duluth's geographic location for the transport of goods to the Midwest and East through the Great Lakes. This map specifies some of the untapped American and Canadian resources: gold, silver, copper, wheat, coal, salt and fertile soil, to name a few, that lay near railroad, canal and river connection to Duluth. The second largest inset offers a basic map of the state of Minnesota, noting existing and proposed railroads. Since statehood in 1858 and particularly since the Homestead Act of 1862 (notwithstanding the Civil War), Minnesota had grown rapidly. The third inset shows twenty-three miles of railroad along the Lake Superior & Mississippi & Northern Pacific, connecting Duluth with important stone quarries in Thomson. The connection between the publisher in Philadelphia and the "Western Land Association" that commissioned the map is interesting as Philadelphian Jay Cooke was the prime source of investment in Duluth until 1873. Clearly, the map is a promotional tool offering other prospective investors or settlers clear indications of how smoothly goods and people could travel from east to west, and west to east and south on the developed and soon to be developed shipping lines. A prime Minnesota item. Rare. Not in Rumsey nor on OCLC.

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        Svenska Utsigter från åtskilliga provinser. 25 plancher med text.

      Stockholm. Tryckt hos J. A. Riis. 1870. Folio. (47 x 34 cm.) Title + 4 pp. in double columns + 25 lithographed plates. Ex Libris: Bertil Börjesson. Cloth spine and corners. Black boards with gilt title at the front. Rebacked. Worn boards. Small damages to board edges. Front fly leaf with some dirt and creases.Title with a few small brown spots and small staining at the edges. Title and text leaves withs creasings in lower right corners. Offsetting to the text pages from the title page.Plates with the occasional small brown spots and finger dirt in the margins. One plate browned. About ten plates with small water stain in outer margins. One plate with large brown spot in the margin. Two plates with some foxing in the image area. Most plates are clean and bright.. This album is a a collection of images from the different parts of "Fordna och Närvarande Sverige" (Ancient and Present Sweden) published in 1817-1867 in 12 parts containing 367 plates alltogether. The plates shows country estates in their natural settings. Lakes, forests, people, cows, horses, dogs and picturesque vistas are shown. Svenska Utsigter was published a few years after the death of Thora Thersner - the daughter of the original publisher Ulrik Thersner. When Thora died the publishing of "Fordna och Närvarande Sverige" halted. Öfveds Kloster which was published in two aquatint versions already in 1817-1819 is present here in a third state in lithography

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        Autograph letter signed to Latimer Clark

      1870. Very Good. Ronalds, Francis (1788-1873). A.L.s. to Latimer Clark. Battle, April 11, 1870. 2pp. 181 x 114 mm. Provenance: Latimer Clark.Ronalds invented the first working electric telegraph in 1816. His device involved two synchronized clocks whose dials were marked with the letters of the alphabet; instead of hands, each clock had a rotating disk with a notch cut into it so that only one letter on the clock face was visible at a time (Standage 1998, 19). Ronalds placed one clock at each end of eight miles of insulated wire that he had laid down in his garden, and used electrical impulses to transmit signals between them. He wrote to Lord Melville of the British Admiralty offering to demonstrate his telegraph, but was rejected: John Barrow, secretary to the admiralty, wrote back to Ronalds saying that "telegraphs of any kind are now [after the conclusion of the Napoleonic wars] totally unnecessary, and that no other than the one now in use [a semaphore telegraph] will be adopted" (quoted in DNB). Ronalds did not pursue his telegraphy venture any further, but left a record of it in his Descriptions of an Electric Telegraph and of Some Other Electrical Apparatus (1823; reprinted in 1871 at the suggestion of Latimer Clark). It was left to Charles Wheatstone and William Fothergill Cooke, both of whom knew of Ronalds's experiments, to develop the first telegraph adopted for public use in Britain in 1845. In 1871, in response to a petition submitted the previous year to Prime Minister William Gladstone, Ronalds received a knighthood for his contribution to telegraphy. His letter to Clark expresses his gratitude for this honor and for Clark's part in it:"Your kind congratulations are peculiarly esteemed; for I have every reason to believe that your expressions of approbation &c. of my humble labours in Electro-Telegraphy have been influential in Her Majesty's gracious act in my behalf."I believe it is almost needless to tell you that the honour conferred is much less valued by me than the testimony it helps to afford to the validity of my early labours in the matter. . . . " Origins of Cyberspace 187.

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        The Earthly Paradise, A Poem (in four parts)

      F S Ellis, London, 1870. Mixed Editions. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Part 1, fifth edition. Part 2, fifth edition. Part 3, third edition. Part 4, first edition. Matching contemporary 3/4 leather bindings, worn and rubbed but overall very clean and very tight. Spines in 6 compartment with gilt titles. Title engraving by Morris. Internally all volumes appear unread hence very clean and crisp. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 4-volume set (complete). .. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Poetry; 19th century; Inventory No: 14016.

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        From Garfieldís library, a book authored and inscribed to him by Congressman Samuel S. Cox, who spearheaded legislation to create and expand the predecessor of the U.S. Coast Guard, the Life-Saving Service

      The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Books were a scarce commodity to young James, who lost his father before the age of two, and was raised by his mother who struggled to maintain a humble existence. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books. Some twenty years ago, several dozen of his books were de-accessioned, and one of these books is described below: Book Signed and Inscribed, ìGen. Garfield - / With New Yearsí / Greeting - / from the author, / Saml S. Cox / 1 Jan 1870 / N.Yî on front free brown end paper, James A. Garfield Library bookplate on fixed end paper, 8vo, 442 pps., London: Sampson Low, Son, and Marston; New York: D. Appleton & Co, 1869. Lapis blue decorative boards stamped with black and gilt. Shelf wear and tears at spine caps. Cracked inner hinges and binding shaken, else good condition. Flaws easily restored. Samuel Sullivan Cox was in 1870, a Congressman from New York. He first served in Congress as a Democrat from Ohio, elected in 1856. He served three terms before being defeated largely due to his impassioned speech denouncing Republicans for supporting a pamphlet promoting miscegenation (inter-racial relations), a hoax later determined to have been conceived and printed by Democrats to influence racially biased voters to vote Democratic. The hoax was unsuccessful and Cox lost in the election. Cox left Ohio and moved to New York to practice law, and returned to Congress to represent New Yorkís 6th district in 1868. In Congress, Cox headed legislative efforts to create, organize, and expand the U.S. Life-Saving Service, a predecessor of the Coast Guard. It was established in 1871 to rescue victims of shipwrecks by maintaining patrol stations along American shores. Two years after his death, members of the Life-Saving Service presented Coxís widow with an elaborate silver vase which she presented to the Smithsonian the following year.

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        RIVOLUZIONE DI MILANO: PIAZZA DEL CASTELLO. 23 marzo 1848.

      presso Ferd. Artaria e Figlio La città è finalmente libera: il nemico aveva abbandonato Milano verso la mezzanotte del 22 marzo. Il Mazzola così celebra il primo giorno di libertà, in Piazza del Castello. Bella litografia a colori, sotto passepartout (mm. 260x340 più margini): in basso a sin.: ?G. Mazzola inv. e lit.? - a ds.: Lit. Vassalli.

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        THE WENTWORTH GENEALOGY,complete in 2 volumes.Comprising the origin of the name,the family in England and a particular account of Elder William Wentworth the emigrant and his descendants.

      Boston Mass.For Private Distribution Only. 1870. . Two large Octavo volumes in original half morrocco with raised bands & heraldic devices blocked to spine & front boards. Volume 1 begins... "A few copies only of this edition have been printed.They are designed exclusively for private distribution among the descendants of Elder William Wentworth. No copies will ever be sold.Every person to whom one is sent receives it with the express understanding that it shall never be sold or loaned to any person not a descendant ... Each copy is numbered and the name of the person to whom it is entrusted entered on the back of the title page on the succeeding blank pages the original possessor & every successor is recorded etc etc.A good sound copy of a set rarely seen on the market comprising over 1,400 pages with numerous steel engraved portraits tabular pedigrees manuscript notes and inserted ephemera, including a sepia photograph of Wentworth Woodhouse guide to the two churches and offprint from the 1924 Country Life article on the house. A very heavy set, please request individual shipping quote.

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        The Myvyrian Archaiology of Wales Collected out of ancient manuscripts, to which has been added: additional notes upon the

      Thomas Gee, Denbigh, 1870. 2nd ed. (orig. published in 3 vols. in 1801-07). Full- leather, head of spine and boards showing marginal (15 mm) partial splitting, 5 raised gilt bands with gilt titling to spine. Elaborate gilt tooling on boards and more particularly on spine. xxvi, 1247pp. Marbled page edges. Interior mainly clean and bright, some slight foxing. Text mainly in Welsh. A splendid example of this important book. A key compendium of ancient Welsh texts, including the earliest poetry and prose and much poetry of the middle ages, which had previously only been accessible through study of the manuscripts. In spite of the inclusion of some of Iolo Morganwg's forgeries (now increasingly valued for their literary merit) the Archaiology remains a key compendium of the older literature of Wales. [To use Paypal please specify order in separate email to mail@cymricbooks.co.uk.]

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        GÖTEBORGS ALBUM

      Gumpertska konsthandelns forlag (Göteborg): Gumpertska konsthandelns förlag, n.d. (ca. 1870). Folio, with 12 (7 x 8 1/2 inch) original gold-toned albumen photographs on printed stiff paper mounts (12 1/ 4 x 16 1/2 inches). Calf-backed gilt-stamped and decoratively embossed cloth folder. Lightly faded and rubbed at edges, else very good. The mounts show small faint stains; one photo shows some smudging from what appears to be an attempt at retouching.A portfolio of twelve 19th century photographs of Göteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden. The views show the harbor with sailing ships and canals with bridges, the public buildings and houses, the train terminal, etc. The tonal quality is full and rich, and the architectural detail is extremely sharp.

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        "Duchess! you bitch! what are you at? what are you after? (correct but not polite)"

      n.p. 1870 n.p., 1870. (FOX HUNTING) watercolour and pencil, signed "Phiz" and inscribed as title, 6 3/4 x 10". . Browne was a noted illustrator of Dickens and for Punch. The present work was probably engrvaed for Punch about 1870, when the artist specialised in sporting cartoons

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        The Heathen Chinee

      The Western News Co Chicago:: The Western News Co,. 1870.. Very good. Harte celebrated satire in anti Chinese feeling which was perverted into a war cry against 'Chinese cheap labor". Very important and scarce, with original printed envelope. A satiric look at race relations which established Bret Harte's literary reputation. 9 cartoon series in original envelope, with story by Bret Harte and with cartoons by Joseph Hull. Numbered cartoons with text below depict a card game between 2 western miners ("Truthful James" and "Bill Nye") and a Chinese ("Ah Sin"), in which the Chinese is more proficient at cheating at cards, and for which he is beaten by a mob. With the line ""Can this be? We are ruined by cheap Chinese labor". 5 x 7 1/4 in cards, in original envelope, with a small bookseller's stamp laid in "Burnton's, 92 Fourth Av", and with an inscription at the upper right. Original envelope dusty, with short tears at edges, cards themselves clean, very good condition.

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        History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Defeat of the Spanish Armada 12 Volumes

      Longmans Green, 1870.. New Edition. 8vo First published between 1856 and 1870,this was a best seller of its day and ran to a seventh edition in Froude's life time. His prose and narrative style was unmatched by any other historian, however Froude was reviled by his fellow scholars, because although he worked from manuscript sources, he was careless and biased. Full crushed morocco with gilt decoration and raised bands, marbled endpapers and page edges. Spines have faded and there is some scuffing to the leather, however binding is tight and the contents crisp and bright. Multiple volumes. Please enquire about shipping costs.

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        Garfield quotes from a new poem by James Russell Lowell on the title page of a presentation copy of Townsend’s “Lost Abroad” – then criticizes the dialogue of one of its characters

      The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Books were a scarce commodity to young James, who lost his father before the age of two, and was raised by his mother who struggled to maintain a humble existence. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books. Some twenty years ago, several dozen of his books were de-accessioned, and one of these books is described below: Book with notations by Garfield in pencil. “Lost Abroad” by Geo. Alfred Townsend.” Hartford, Conn.” S.M. Betts and Company, 1870. 594 pages, 5” x 7”. Garfield’s 2.75” x 1.5” bookplate “Inter Folia Fructus / Library of / James A. Garfield” affixed inside front cover. Inscribed on verso of frontispiece, “General Garfield, / a good Congressman, /. From a reporter of things, / Geo. Alfred Townsend.” Offset on bookplate from chocolate front free-endpaper. Foxing on pages. Navy cloth boards with gilt design and lettering on spine. Text block loose but attached. Covers, joints, and hinges worn; back hinge tears. Good condition. Congressman Garfield has written in pencil on the title page, beneath a printed quote of Percy Bysshe Shelley (“A spirit in my feet has led me – who knows how? – To thy chamber window, sweet. – Shelley") the following: “With awkward senses furloughed & head bowed / I followed some fine instinct in my feet / Cathedral p 21 / See Lowells ‘Cathedral’.” These words appear on top of page 21 of James Russell Lowell’s “The Cathedral” (Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1870), followed by “Till, to unbend me from the loom of thought, / Looking up suddenly, I found mine eyes / Confronted with the minister’s vast repose.” In his novel “Lost Abroad,” Townsend tells of the travels of Mr. Applegate Shrink in 47 chapters. Chapter II is titled “The Contractor’s Family.” Garfield is critical of this paragraph written by Townsend on page 25: “‘My dear,’ said the little gentleman, ‘if you turn my mind from its natural drift, it will stagnate. You go to Europe for one thing, I for another. I buy you fine dresses. Show ’em. If you can get into society, stay there. But you must let me speculate on profit and risk, or I shall go mad.’ ‘Speculate as you like, Titus Oates,’ answered the lady, ‘only hold your tongue.’ ‘I can't, my dear,’ protested Mr. Oates; ‘if I see anything it’s essential to ask what it cost. If I don't know what it costs, how can I enjoy it? If anything has been constructed, a house, a fort, a government, a world, I must know the terms of agreement. You reason, my dear, from cause to effect; I supply a third item, – it is cause, contract and effect. You say that two persons are necessary to a bargain; I maintain that there are three.” Garfield brackets the lines quoted above and pencils in the blank right margin: “An ignorant contractor like Oates dosnt philosophize in this way-” Garfield has underlined a few words throughout the book which he undoubtedly read.

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        [Strindberg] Förr och nu.

      Illustrerad läsning för hemmet. 1870-79. (Årgång 1-10). Stockholm, 1869-79. Rikt illustrerad i texten. Tio trevliga ljusbruna hklbd med brunröda titeletiketter i skinn och stänkta snitt. Ryggarna lätt nötta och titeletiketterna något repade. Med Alf Johanssons exlibris. Häfte 11, 1875 och "Anmälan", mellan häfte 14 och 15, 1874 är senare insatta. Sista volymen mindre än de övriga på grund av tidskriftens ändrade format. Bra svit.. Lundstedt II:452. Zetterlund VI:75-79. En ny följd utkom 1886-91. Kulturhistorisk tidskrift där många samtida författare medverkade. Framförallt bör nämnas August Strindberg, som bidrar med inte mindre än 21 olika artiklar i årgångarna 1875 och 1879. Strindbergs kollega på Kungliga biblioteket Richard Bergström vikarierade sommaren 1875 som redaktör på "Förr och nu" och gav Strindberg möjligheten att bidra. I en artikel i "Finsk tidskrift" tre år senare använder Strindberg sina erfarenheter som utgångspunkt för en kritik av "denna illustrerade journal-litteratur" som arbetar baklänges. Man utgår ifrån de bilder man har att tillgå "därpå utsändas avdrag av dessa till författare med bestämt angivet mått på texten och så, hast du mir gesehen, uppstår ett kompositum av bläckfiskar, mancenillaträd, siamesiska tvillingar, store män, vapen, kuriosa, målningar (med vers), skulpturer, nordpolsfärder, romanser, logogryfer, charader." Sin egen sejour på "Förr och nu" beskriver Strindberg i artikeln så här: "En försommar skall en redaktör ut och resa och måste han lämna tidningen ifrån sig, men måste dessförinnan vara väl betänkt på numrens rätta utkomst och innehåll. Klichéavdragen voro färdiga och han söker med ljus och lykta en riktigt skrivkunnig person. Denne erhåller s.k. matsedel på numrens innehåll med bilagda planschavdrag. Nåväl, denne mångsidige man effektuerar själv under några korta sommardagar följande rekvisition: Våren och sommaren, Fiskar i lungt vatten, Fiskar i stritt vatten, Månsken (vers), Höger eller vänster? (vers), Två porträtt av Erik XIV, Erik XIV:s grav i Västerås domkyrka, Stockholms stortorg i Erik XIV:s dagar, Scen från en av gränderna i staden, De gamle gallerne, Höst och vinter, Biskop Terseri gravvård i Linköpings domkyrka, Nordmännen i Frankrike, Hemlängtan, Bröderna Ramsay. Detta är litteratören!". Trots detta återkom Strindberg 1879 med ytterligare en rad artiklar i samma tidskrift. Liksom 1875 var det förmodligen en kollega på Kungliga biblioteket som förmedlade uppdraget att författa artiklar till Strindberg, denna gång biblioteksamanuensen Robert Geete som hade det redaktionella ansvaret under sommaren 1879

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        On the Mechanical Performance of Logical Inference

      Taylor and Francis London: Taylor and Francis. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION of Jevons's explanation of his "logical piano"; a landmark in computer science. Jevons invented a "logical piano" (so named because it resembled a small upright piano) that could perform, through a sequence of switches, various types of logical calculations. In doing so, he became "the first person to construct a machine with sufficient power to solve a complicated problem faster than the problem could be solved without the machine's aid" (Goldstine). "On the Mechanical Performance of Logical Inference," a paper Jevons read before the Royal Society on January 20, 1870, is his most detailed description of this early prototype of the modern computer. The logical piano now stands in the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford.In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the year 1870, pp. 497-518, Vol. 160, Part II (the complete volume). London: Taylor and Francis, 1870. Quarto, modern half-calf over marbled boards, with the original wrappers bound-in. A fine copy.

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        Peasant life in Sweden.

      London, J. Childs and son, 1870. 8:o. Extra illustrerat titelblad,X,479,(1) s. & 9 plr. Grönt oklbd med guldpräglad rygg och blindpressade ramverk och pärmdekorationer. Små obetydliga nötningar i ytterfalsarna. Häftningen har professionellt förstärkts, vilket inte syns. Ett litet hål i övre marginalen på s. 339 och en mindre reva på s. 441, även den i den övre marginalen. Bra ex.. Bring Itineraria svecana 802. Utgavs i svensk översättning 1871 under titeln "Svenska allmogens plägseder". Om svenska bröllopsseder, jultraditioner, folktro och -lekar, midsommarfirande, skolväsen och samhällsordning. "Svenskt biografiskt lexikon" skriver: "Redan på 1850-talet hade L gjort omfattande anteckningar kring folktraditioner om årshögtider, folktro m m, som han först 1870 lät gå till tryckning under titeln Peasant life in Sweden. Trots titeln återges även traditioner ur andra samhällsklasser än böndernas t ex flera sagotexter. Han redogör dessutom i korthet för bl a skolväsendet, krigsmakten och rättsväsendet. I boken relaterar L egna erfarenheter och ger ymnigt med uppgifter ur bl a olika topografiska verk. Arbetet mötte emellertid inte ett lika positivt gensvar som hans jakt- och fiskeskildringar. Man menade att L:s beskrivning i flera avseenden var föråldrad. Inte minst gällde det L:s kritiska synpunkter på domstolsväsendet som var 'mer än lovligt antikverade' (Harald Wieselgren)." Llewellyn Lloyd (1792-1876) var född i London där fadern var bankir och när han kom till Sverige 1823 medförde han förutom sin äventyrslusta och jaktpassion även en tjock plånbok. Han hade inspirerats av kapten Brookes reseskildringar från Skandinavien och det sägs att Lloyd "som järnfilspånet till magneten" genast drogs till den tidens mest berömda björnjägare, överjägmästaren i Värmland, Herman Falk. Lloyds upplevelser i slutet av 1820-talet resulterade i "Field sports of the north of Europe" som på svenska fick namnet "Jagt-nöjen i Sverige och Norrige". Lloyd besökte under sina jakter bl.a. Värmland och Dalarna. Trots sin bakgrund var Lloyd säkert bättre lämpad för ett skogsmannaliv än för societetslivet i Stockholm, där han var föga uppskattad. Fritz von Dardel, som illustrerade flera av Lloyds böcker, beskriver honom så här 1873: "Frånsett sin specialitet som björnjägare är denne engelsman för övrigt en bra ledsam typ. Det språk han talar, en blandning av svenska och engelska, de onödiga frågor han gör utan att någonsin vänta på svar, förarga och trötta även den välvilligaste åhörare. Karlen är dessutom ogrannlaga och saknar takt."

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        VIKRAM AND THE VAMPIRE or Tales of Hindu Devilry. With thirty-three illustrations by Ernest Griset.

      xxiv, 319pp. Original pictorial black cloth with devils in red and titles in gilt, to both the spine and upper boards. First edition. First issue. head and heel of spine worn with a very tiny amount of chipping; edges and corners rubbed; hinges cracked but firm; some light spotting to endpapers, half-title and fore-edges; else a very good copy of the scarce first issue.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        BLACK'S NEW LARGE MAP OF SCOTLAND

      18. Fine. (BLACK, Adam and Charles, Publishers). BLACK'S NEW LARGE MAP OF SCOTLAND. Compiled from the Ordnance, Admirality, and Other Surveys. Drawn and Engraved by John Bartholomew, F.R.G.S. Scale of British Statute Miles: One Quarter Inch to a Miles. Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black, n.d. (circa 1870-1890). Twelve color sheets, folding, mounted on linen and numbered on the reverse. Each sheet is 19 1/2 by 21 1/2 inches (50 x 54.5 cm) and folds to 6 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches (16.5 x 10.8 cm). A fine copy housed in slightly rubbed and soiled green cloth pull-off slipcase, with publisher's paper label on the front, gilt-stamped title on one side. A large and lovely map.

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        Actes et histoire du concile oecumenique de rome, 1879. paris, abel pilon, 1870-73.

      Otto volumi in-folio (cm. 45), migliaia di pagine di testo. Con moltissime incisioni nel testo e 134 tavole f.t. in litografia (perlopiù a colori). Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezzo marocchino rosso, dorsi a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Piatti con titoli ripetuti e fregi a secco; tagli di testa dorati e sguardie marmorizzate. Ex libris del Visconte Vilain XIV. Solo qualche superficiale segno d'uso ai piatti delle legature, peraltro esemplare fresco, pulito ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Opera monumentale, ordinata da Pio IX e munita di un'iconografia davvero molto interessante che illustra i principali avvenimenti accorsi durante il concilio ecumenico romano del 1879. Assai decorative le tavole a colori con vedute della città di Roma con festeggiamenti, ecc. Elenco dei capitoli: Biographie du souverain-pontife Pie IX, par F. Massi. 2. Le Sacré collège, introd. par Xavier Barbier de Montault. 3. Cérémonies pontificales, par Honoré Fisquet. 4. Histoire des conciles oecuméniques, par Egiste Ceccucci. 5-7. Les pères du concile, par Honoré Fisquet. 8. Célébration du concile..., actes, décrets et documents, introd.

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        Topographical Map of New York and Vicinity Embracing Fifteen Cities and Above 1700 Square Miles

      New York: M. Dripps, [n.d, but circa 1870]. Hand-coloured lithographic folding map (sheet size: 28 x 28 inches), within a brown cloth wallet (5 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches), (splits at folds). Two insets: Map of Long Branch [NJ] and Vicinity; Navesink Park. 1p. publisher's price list tipped onto front pastedown. A fine example of this important map, published at a period of change for the city and its environs. A detailed map of metropolitan New York and its environs, which extends as far east on Long Island as Oyster Bay. Shows rapid transit system, canals, and railroads. Contains an interesting catalogue of Dripps' maps. "Checklist of Maps and Atlases relating to the city of New York in the New York Public Library" in the Bulletin of the New York Public Library, volume V (New York: 1901), p.69; not in Rumsey.

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        Autobiography of ... the Renowned Missouri "Bushwacker" and Unconquerable Rob Roy of America; Being His Complete Confession ... Compiled by James W. Evans and A. Wendell Keith, M.D., ...; Together with All the Facts Connected with His Early History

      Jefferson City, MO: State Times Book and Job Printing House. Very Good-. 1870. First Edition. Hardcover. First Edition in Very Good- condition with rubbed joints, detached rear board, and bookbinder sticker to lower front pastedown. Sworn affadavit. Illus. Contemporary 3/4 roan and marbled boards; Howes H470. Adams Six Guns 686: "A rare and readable account of this notorious outlaw's activities. " Adams 150 # 53. Dornbusch V. 2 #2125. Graff 1883. Ownership signature of John P. Nicholson, Civil War Officer, and Civil War book collector whose collection was catalogued in 1914, and in which this book does not appear. Interesting piece of Americana .

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        Volsunga Saga: The Story of the Volsungs & Niblungs with Certain Songs from the Elder Edda.

      London: F. S. Ellis, 1870.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall One of only 750 copies printed. Original green cloth with elaborate floral design in gilt by William Morris. Pages uncut. xx, 275 pp + 4 of publisher's ads. A fine, bright copy with light bumping to spine and corners. No inscriptions; foxing to eps and page edges but o/w clean.

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        THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF WASHINGTON IRVING

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co. (Vol. IV is NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons), 1870-72. ________ PAGINATION: 4 vols.: 463pp, 492pp, 403pp, 450pp (including lengthy appendix and the Analytical Index to the four volumes). Portrait frontispieces. ________ BINDING: Beautifully bound in half light brown leather over marbled boards; ornate spines with five raised bands with gilt across each, gilt-framed panels ornately tooled, black title and author/volume labels. All page edges marbled to math covers and endpapers. ________ OWNERSHIP: Ornate pictorial bookplates of Boston lawyer, Jeremiah Gilman Fennessey; plates were designed by Elwell Brett and show a view of Glanworth (County Cork, Ireland). Fennessey is listed in the Notre Dame Lawyer (Vol. VI, No. 1, Nov. 1930) in the article "History of the Notre Dame College of Law." ________ Bindings and contents are in very nice condition. ________ Simply put, a LOVELY SET OF THIS GREAT AMERICAN MAN OF LETTERS (who also studied law) once owned by an eminent Boston lawyer who maintained his love of Ireland as his bookplate clearly shows.

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        Peasant life in Sweden.

      London, J. Childs and son, 1870. 8:o. Extra illustrerat titelblad,X,479,(1) s. & 9 plr. Lätt nött och lite snedläst grönt oklbd med guldornerad rygg och pärmar med blindpressade ramverk. Nya för- och eftersättsblad samt renoverade ytterfalsar och rygg. En av planscherna med reva. Med dedikation på ett medbundet grått främre omslag till författarens dotter Maria Lloyd och Gunnar Brusewitz namnteckning och exlibris.. Bring 802. Utgavs i svensk översättning 1871 under titeln "Svenska allmogens plägseder". Om svenska bröllopsseder, jultraditioner, folktro och -lekar, midsommarfirande, skolväsen och samhällsordning. "Svenskt biografiskt lexikon" skriver: "Redan på 1850-talet hade L gjort omfattande anteckningar kring folktraditioner om årshögtider, folktro m m, som han först 1870 lät gå till tryckning under titeln Peasant life in Sweden. Trots titeln återges även traditioner ur andra samhällsklasser än böndernas t ex flera sagotexter. Han redogör dessutom i korthet för bl a skolväsendet, krigsmakten och rättsväsendet. I boken relaterar L egna erfarenheter och ger ymnigt med uppgifter ur bl a olika topografiska verk. Arbetet mötte emellertid inte ett lika positivt gensvar som hans jakt- och fiskeskildringar. Man menade att L:s beskrivning i flera avseenden var föråldrad. Inte minst gällde det L:s kritiska synpunkter på domstolsväsendet som var 'mer än lovligt antikverade' (Harald Wieselgren)." Llewellyn Lloyd (1792-1876) var född i London där fadern var bankir och när han kom till Sverige 1823 medförde han förutom sin äventyrslusta och jaktpassion även en tjock plånbok. Han hade inspirerats av kapten Brookes reseskildringar från Skandinavien och det sägs att Lloyd "som järnfilspånet till magneten" genast drogs till den tidens mest berömde björnjägare, överjägmästaren i Värmland, Herman Falk. Lloyds upplevelser i slutet av 1820-talet resulterade i "Field sports of the north of Europe" som på svenska fick namnet "Jagt-nöjen i Sverige och Norrige". Lloyd besökte under sina jakter bl.a. Värmland och Dalarna. Trots sin bakgrund var Lloyd säkert bättre lämpad för ett skogsmannaliv än för societetslivet i Stockholm, där han var föga uppskattad. Fritz von Dardel, som illustrerade flera av Lloyds böcker, beskriver honom så här 1873: "Frånsett sin specialitet som björnjägare är denne engelsman för övrigt en bra ledsam typ. Det språk han talar, en blandning av svenska och engelska, de onödiga frågor han gör utan att någonsin vänta på svar, förarga och trötta även den välvilligaste åhörare. Karlen är dessutom ogrannlaga och saknar takt." Gunnar Brusewitz har ägnat Lloyd ett kapitel i "Björnjägare och fjärilsmålare" och skriver om honom även i kapitlet "Klotter i böcker" i "Pärtkorgens hemlighet". Lloyd förvägrade länge sina barn, som fötts i oäkta säng, att använda sig av släktnamnet Lloyd och det lär ha gått så långt att han presenterade sin dotter som "miss Anderson": "Flickan blev förlägen och började gråta och Lloyd hade bara att inför allt folket klappa henne på huvudet och säga: 'Gråt ej, my darling, dou ska hädanefter het Lloyd!' Men höll han löftet? När jag för en del år sedan i Bokauktionskammarens katalog fann Lloyds märkliga 'Peasant life in Sweden' (1870) 'med dedikation till dottern' så blev jag naturligtvis intresserad och lyckades komma över boken. Där står på försättsbladet med författarens energiska piktur: 'Maria Lloyd from her affectionate father, the author'. Svart på vitt!"

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        Gallus Ferrugineus [Red Jundgle-Fowl]

      New York: Published for the Author, Daniel Giraud Elliot, [1870]-1872. Hand-coloured lithograph, finished with gum arabic, after Joseph Wolf by J. Smit, printed by P.W.M. Trap. Very good condition. 23 3/4 x 18 13/16 inches. A beautiful image from the most splendid of Elliot's great monographs, "A Monograph of the Phasianidae or Family of the Pheasants." The magnificent size and beautiful colouring of the plates after Joseph Wolf's charcoal drawings reflect the importance which Elliot attached to the Phasianidae. Of all the families in the ornithological system, he regarded it as the one most vital to the human race, "containing within it the species that afford food for thousands of mankind, and also those which are the original source of all the domestic poultry met with throughout the civilized world." Cf. Anker 130; Fine Birds Books (1990), p. 95; Nissen IVB 295; Wood p. 331; Zimmer p. 206.

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