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        Venezia Pilar

      Venezia, C.Naya, ca. 1870. Original photograph, albumen print, 33,3 x 25,7 cm, on mount. KEYWORDS:italy/venezia/photo

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        FABLES OF LA FONTAINE Translated into English Verse by Walter Thornbury

      London: Cassell, Petter and Galpin, N.D., circa 1870. A very early printing. With 86 magnificent full page illustrations, many smaller illustrations and a portrait frontispiece all by Gustave Doré. Royal 4to (12.25 by 9.5 inches), in a very handsome deluxe binding of three-quarter green morocco over matching pebbled cloth covered boards, the spine with finely gilt stippled raised bands ruled in blind and with multiple rules in gilt, the head and tail additionally gilt decorated, two compartments boldly gilt lettered, with fine marbled endleaves and page edges. lxiv, 839 pp. A very fine and handsome copy, very handsomely bound, solid and fresh and clean with no sign of the typical foxing associated with these printings. Only very light evidence of age to the binding. A very well preserved and quite excellent copy. A BEAUTIFULLY BOUND AND WELL PRESERVED COPY OF THIS MASTERPIECE BY GUSTAVE DORé. An impressive tome of some of the best loved fables, including ?The Grasshopper and the Ant?, ?The hen with the golden eggs? and well over 150 more. With his full-page engravings Gustave Doré does his best work with great dramatic flare. The countless smaller illustrations round out the book and make it a truly outstanding publishing endeavor. Many of the fables were in the main adapted from the classical fabulists Aesop, Babrius and Phaedrus. In these, La Fontaine adhered to the path of his predecessors with some closeness; but in others he allowed himself far more liberty and there is a wider range of sources. T he Indian Bidpai is drawn upon for oriental fables that had come to the French through translations from Persian. So, while the subject of each of the Fables is often common property of many ages and races, what gives La Fontaine's Fables their rare distinction is the freshness in narration, the deftness of touch, the unconstrained suppleness of metrical structure, and the unfailing humor. Keen insight into the foibles of human nature is also found throughout.

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        The Fireside Magician; or, the Art of Natural Magic Made Easy

      New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1870. 1st. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. A handsome copy of the 1870 1st edition. Bright and solid and VG+ in its wonderful pictorial cloth. Very light soiling along the top-edge of the rear panel, otherwise remarkably clean. "Being a familiar and scientific explanation of legerdemain, physical amusement, recreative chemistry, diversions with cards, and of all the minor mysteries of mechanical magic, with feats, as performed in public by Herr Alexander, Robert Houdin, "The Wizard of the North" and distinguished conjurors of all ages and nations". 12mo, 132 pgs. plus wonderful publisher's ads at front and rear.

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        WASSERBURG/Inn., "Wasserburg gegen Süden". Prächtige Gesamtansicht mit Bergpanorama im Hintergrund, vorne 2 Hütebuben mit 3 Ziegen.

      Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Josef Wild bei C. Wolf, München, um 1870, 25 x 57,5 cm. Nicht bei Lentner. - Von größter Seltenheit! - Auf einem Gedenkstein links im Bild die Jahreszahl 1870. - Von sehr guter Erhaltung und großer dekorativer Wirkung. - Schön gerahmt! BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        Flores agrestes.

      Porto, Viuva Moré, 1870 on front wrapper. - 8°, later quarter cloth over decorated boards, text block edges sprinkled green, original yellow printed wrappers bound in. A few leaves foxed, scattered small stains, some pencilled corrections to text. Overall in very good condition. Author's signed presentation inscription to Antonio Feliciano de Castilho on half title. 283, (1 blank), iii pp. *** The dedication copy of the FIRST EDITION. The dedicatee is Antonio Feliciano de Castilho (see p. 5). Bulhão Pato (1829-1912), a native of Bilbao whose parents were Portuguese, was the author of Poesias (1850), Paquita (1856), and Versos (1862). He was one of the most important Portuguese authors of the Romantic school. He published his first volume of poetry at age 17, astounding the literati by his individuality of style and unaffected simplicity of form. He was a friend and protégé of the historian, poet and historical novelist Alexandre Herculano, and also a friend of Almeida Garrett. Later he was friends with Ramalho Ortigão, Colombano Bordalo Pinheiro, and Eça de Queiroz (whose caricature of Bulhão Pato in Os Maias, in the form of the poet Tomás de Alencar, provoked a violent polemic). His name has been given to a classic of Portuguese cookery, Ameijoas ao Bulhão Pato (clams in a sauce of garlic, olive oil and cilantro).Provenance: Antonio Feliciano de Castilho (1800-1875) ranks (with Almeida Garrett and Herculano) as one of the three best Romantic writers in Portugal, and Bell notes that "His quadras . and his blank verse are alike so easy and natural, his style so harmonious and pure that, despite the lack of observation and originality in these long poems, they have not even to-day lost their place in Portuguese literature." Castilho published numerous works of poetry and prose, founded and edited the Revista universal lisbonense (1841-45), and began the series "Livraria Classica Portuguesa," for which he wrote the studies of Bernardes and Garcia de Resende. He also translated works of Ovid, Molière, and Anacreon. His translation of Goethe's Faust is particularly well-known for the controversy it raised among students of German language and literature ("a questão faustina"). Following Almeida Garrett's death and Herculano's retreat to Val-de-Lôbos, Castilho became the leading figure of the Romantic movement in Portugal. His 1865 prologue to a work by Pinheiro Chagas, which condemned the young writers of Coimbra (Antero de Quental, Teofilo Braga, Vieira de Castro) for "nebulosidade," incited Quental to write Bom senso e bom gôsto. A native of Lisbon, Castilho became blind at the age of six but nevertheless went on to earn a degree in law from Coimbra. Aside from his literary production, he invented a new method for teaching children to read, the methodo portuguez, and attempted to implement it while serving as Commissario Geral de Instrucção Primaria. See Bell, Portuguese Literature, pp. 299-300; Saraiva & Lopes, História da literatura portuguesa (1976) pp. 810-15; Grande enciclopedia VI, 201-12.*** Innocêncio VII, 50; XVIII, 157. Fonseca, Aditamentos p. 330. Bell, Portuguese Literature pp. 302-3. Saraiva & Lopes, História da literatura portuguesa (1976) pp. 818-9. Porbase locates two copies: Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, and Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. Copac repeats Oxford, Manchester, and British Library. NUC: MH. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Gecostumeerde optogt gehouden door de leden van het Leidsche Studenten-Corps den 7den junij 1870. Ter viering van den 295sten verjaardag der Leidsche Hoogeschool, voorstellende Bezoek gebragt aan Leiden in 1586, door Robert Lord Dudley, Baron van Denbigh, Graaf van Leicester, enz, enz.Leiden, Jac. Hazenberg, Corn. & Sons, [1870]. Oblong folio (ca. 28 x 37 cm). Text printed on blue paper, 36 hand-coloured lithographed folding plates with keys printed below, bound as leporello (27.5 cm x 12,8 m(!)), partly gilt. Contemporary red morocco portfolio, gilt central ornament with title in gold ''Maskerade Leiden 1870'' on front cover, red ties.

      Not in Landwehr, Splendid Ceremonies; Lipperheide. Rare festival and costume book depicting a festive entry of the Leiden Student fraternity held on the occasion of the 295th anniversary of the Leiden University in 1870. The students impersonated the entry of Robert Lord Dudley, Earl of Leicester who visited Leiden in 1586, and were dressed up in 16th-century costumes. The lithographs were printed by P.W.M. Trap after drawings by the Leiden artist Gerardus Johannes Bos (1825-1898) after instruction by members of the festival commission: A. Brants, A. Nijpels and P. van der Poel. The text, printed on blue paper, gives a list of 224 names of the participants of the procession and their role. Spine restored; some minor browning. Very good copy of this illustrated masquerade procession.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
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        10 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Zus. 13 S., 8. Der mit Napoléon III. befreundete Gramont war 1870 als Außenminister des Kabinetts von Émile Ollivier eine der handelnden Personen im Vorfeld des Deutsch-Französischen Krieges. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Beiliegend 19 Briefe der Schottin Emma Mary Mackinnon (18111891), mit der Gramont seit 1848 verheiratet war sowie 3 weitere Beilagen (ein Brief von Gramonts Kind, einer der Comtesse dAppony sowie eine Notiz Mislins). -

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        Panorama della Strada-Ferrata delle Alpi Cozie Moncenisio. Großformatiges Panorama (ca. 453:25 cm) der 1871 eröffneten Mont-Cenis-Bahn von Modane in Savoyen bis Bussoleno in Piemont. Mit Ansichten von Susa (im Innendeckel mont.), Modane u. Turin (am Beginn bzw. Ende des Leporellos) sowie zahlr. kl. Randans. (Bardonnêche, Oulx, Salbertrand, Chiomonte, Meana, Bussoleno sowie Abb. von Bauwerken etc.). - Etwas stockfleckig. Einige Einrisse seitlich in den zahlr. Faltstellen.

      Firenze (Florence - Florenz), Pineider e Smorti Litografi-Editore, , s.d. ca 1870, - in-4to, (16:26 cm), leporello dépl. de 29 éléments de 15x25.5 cm (longueur totale 435 cm), ill. avec 3 grandes vues en couleurs (Suza , Modane et Torino) et 25 petites vues, avec texte en français - italien et anglais, qqs rousseurs, couverture lithographiée devant avec 4 vues, au verso la machine et les travailleurs perçant le tunnel. Dos en toile. Eisenbahn - Panorama mehrf. gefalt. Leporello mit 2 gr. Ansichten u. 25 kl. Randansichten. in Farblithographie. Illustr. Or.-Hlwd., berieben und fleckig, kl. Randabsplitterungen.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        UTTARACANDA - versione di Gorresio 1870

      un poema indiano tradotto da uno dei più grandi esperti dell'India dell'800 UTTARACANDA versione italiana di GASPARE GORRESIO Parigi stamperia nazionale 1870 - Loescher libraio editore 340 pagine

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        Eden" originales Ölgemälde auf Malpappe ca.41x26cm; rechts unten (photographisch schwer widergebar) betitelt; verso handschriftlich bezeichnet "Hans Marées" um 1870 [Maße im farblich Abgestimmten Holzrahmen 60x44cm.]

      - "Eden" original oil painting on cardboard approx. 41x26cm; down right titeled "Eden" backside handwritten named "Hans Marées" about 1870 [Dimension of the colour matched wooden frame 60x44cm.] Die Bilder von Hans von Marées haben für den Betrachter noch heute etwas Geheimnisvolles und Rätselhaftes. Um so überraschender ist dann die Tatsache, daß er - nach eigener Aussage - sein Leben lang nur bemüht war, den menschlichen Körper in seinem Zusammenhang zu begreifen. Das undramatische Beisammensein nackter menschlicher Figuren in der Landschaft, diese strikte formale Reduktion und die poetisch arkadische Beschreibung der reinen, naturnahen menschlichen Existenz wurde sein bildnerisches Hauptthema. Even to the modern observer, Hans von Marées' paintings seem to have a mysterious and enigmatic quality. the coherence of the human body. The depiction of nude human figures casually arranged in landscapes, All the more surprising that according to his own words, his entire life was spent trying to understand this strict reduction of forms and the bucolic illustration of a simple life close to nature became his main motif.

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        Travels in little-known parts of Asia Minor;: with illustrations of Biblical literature and researches in archaeology.

      London John Murray 1870 - A very good set in original cloth. Inner front hinge of first volume split at endpaper. First edition Two volumes, pp.x, 343; x, 330, 20, illustrations, 4 maps.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        La Toscane au Moyen age. Architecture civile et militaire par Georges Rohault de Fleury

      Librairie Scientifique, Industrielle & Agricole Eugène Lacroix, 1870. 2 volumi, 45x32 cm, cartella coeva in mezza tela con risvolti e chiusa da nastri, titolo al dorso manoscritto a china in caratteri "gotici" e 2 stemmi colorati a tempera; p. (4), iv, (40), iii, (1), 70 tavole incise fuori testo; (4), 18, iii, (1), 71 tavole incise fuori testo. Sia le tavole che le pagine di testo sono stampate su carta forte e sono sciolte. Esemplare molto bello e assai raro da trovarsi in edizione originale.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Orfeo (ALAI-ILAB)]
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        Der Alpenfreund. Monatshefte für Verbreitung von Alpenkunde unter Jung und Alt in populären Schliderungen aus dem Gesammtgebiet der Alpenwelt und mit praktischen Winken zur genußvollen Bereisung derselben.

      Verlag Eduard Amthor, Gera 1870 - 1870-1880. Bd. 1-9 je 376 S., 384, 376, 53 S. 11 Bänd und Register (= alles Erschienene) in 6 Bänden. OLwde. Mit vielen Kunstbeilagen, Panoramen, Ansichten etc. Gesuchte Zeitschrift vor allem wegen der schönen Panoramen und Ansichten, so komplett selten. Bis auf die Karte des hinteren Oetztales in Band 1 vollständig mit allen Kunstbeilagen. Sammelblatt vom Zillertal in Band 3 lose beiliegend. Einbände stärker berieben, Rücken geklebt. Seiten zumeist etwas gebräunt, vereinzelt mit kleineren Läsionen. Insgesamt ordentlich erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Missouri Reports Volume 1-15 (1821-1852) in 11 books: Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of Missouri from 1821-1852

      For the Editor, Cape Girardeau, MO, 1870. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. This is for a set of 11 books. These were printed between 1870-1872 and were early reprints of the Supreme Court Case reports for Missouri. All in uniform leather bindings with red and black bands. Some wear to the leather, a few pieces torn; some repaired with brown tape across bands of the spine. names inside a few volumes; a later previous owner's sticker inside the cover; sound bindings. The pages discolored from age but very good still. Volumes 1-3, 4-5, 6-7 bound together, the others individual. Very rare. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 4+ Pounds/Larger. Category: Legal, Jurisprudence, Government; Inventory No: 134381. .

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        The Holy Bible

      London - Cassell, Petter and Galpin, 1870 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An edition of The Holy Bible with Gustave Dore's famous illustrations. Undated, dated using Copac. Volume I is Genesis to 1st Kings and Volume II is 2nd Kings-Malachi. Incomplete, these two volumes are the Old Testament only and are lacking the New Testament volumes. Comprising of fifty-one plates and four family bible platesthatremainblank. Gustave Dorewas a French artist, printmaker and illustrator. He published a series of 241 wood engravings for a new deluxe edition of the Bible de Tours. The illustrations were a success and a selection of these are present to these two volumes. The success of these Bible illustrations lead to Dore having his own exhibition and then Gallery in London. Condition: In full morocco bindings with gilt stamping to the spines. Externally, generally smart with rubbing to the extremities and to the joints. Further rubbing to the head and tail of spines. Slight crack to the head of rear joint to volume II. Rear hinge to volume II is slightly strained but firm. Generally in good order for suck a large heavy book. Rear endpaper to volume I is creased. Front endpaper to volume II is creased. Internally, bothvolumes are firmlybound. Pages aregenerally bright withthe oddlight spots throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale, ouvrage publié par ordre de S. M. l'Empereur et par les soins du Ministre de l'Instruction publique. Recherches zoologiques. Recherches zoologiques pour servir à l'histoire de la faune d'Amérique Centrale et du Mexique. Publiées sous la direction de M. Milne Edwards. Sixième partie. Études sur les myriapodes et les insectes.

      Paris, Imprimerie Impériale, 1870-1879. Large 4to and matching folio (36.0 x 27.5 cm). Orhoptères: 533 pp.; eight lithographed plates of which five finely hand-coloured [as intended]; Myriapodes (co-authored by A. Humbert) 211 pp.; six lithographed plates of which two hand-coloured (as intended). Contemporary olive half calf with gilt-lined borders over marbled boards. Spine with five raised, gilt-stippled bands; compartments with gilt triple cadres, and two (red and light brown) morocco labels with gilt titles. Marbled endpapers.l This is the extremely rare complete Insecta section of the published results of a famous French expedition to Mexico and adjacent regions under Napoleon III, modelled after the similar Egypt expedition by Napoleon I. This part written by the Swiss mineralogist and entomologist Henri Louis Frédéric de Saussure (1829-1905). It deals with Orthoptera, Phasmatodea, Mantodea, Blattoidea, and Myriapoda - the latter group treated separately and co-authored by another Swiss palaeontologist, entomologist and renowned myriapod specialist, Aloïs Humbert (1829-1887). The illustrations are very detailed, and many are beautifully coloured by hand. Many species are here described and illustrated for the first time. Armorial bookplate of the Barante Library on the front pastedown; plates lightly spotted, otherwise a very good, clean copy in a very nice contemporary binding. We found no auction records in the last 50 years. Horn-Schenkling II(3), p. 110 and II(4), p. 28; Nissen ZBI, 3595, and 4694.

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        JUDAICA VIENNA ANTIQUE PHOTO ALBUM 88 PHOTOS JEWISH FAMILY 1870-1920s PRAGUE...

      JUDAICA VIENNA ANTIQUE PHOTO ALBUM 88 CABINET PHOTOS OF A JEWISH FAMILY 1870-1920s VIENNA, PRAGUE, DRESDEN AND OTHER CITIESSOME PHOTOS SIGNEDPROBABLY THERE ARE PHOTOGRAPHS OF WELL-KNOWN VIENNA JEWS IN THE ALBUMSIZE OF ALBUM: 28 x 22 x 7 cm. (11 x 8.6 x 2.7")SIZE OF THE CABINET PHOTOS:16.5 X 10.8 cm (6.5 x 4.2")10.6 x 6.7 cm. (4.1 x 2.6")THE PHOTO OF AN OFFICER, LEO, SEPTEMBER 1917 -SHANA TOVA - GREETING WITH JEWISH NEW YEARSILVER PLATED PEWTER PLAQUE ON COVERGOLD EDGESTWO COLOR LITHOGRAPHED FIRST PAGES OF THE ALBUMCOVERS IN BAD CONDITION - RUBBED, CHIPPED, MISSING PARTSBINDING STARTED GETTING LOOSESPINE IS MISSINGBROWN PAPER TO EDGES OF PAGES OF THE ALBUM, FOXING STAINS, SOME TEARSDAMPING STAIN TO EDGE OF ONE PAGEMANY PHOTOS WITH FOXING STAINS, COUPLE OF DAMAGESWEIGHT: 2900 gr.I SEND IT EMS

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        Virtue's Imperial Shakspere [The Works of Shakspere Imperial Edition] (37 of 40 sections in orginal subscriber wraps)

      New York: Virtue and Yorston. Soft cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Cope, Leslie, Maclise, Ward, Frith, Marks, et. al.. 37 of 40 sections, "sold to subscribers only" with the expectation that the buyer would have them bound after receiving all of them. No date stated, circa. 1870. Pages printed in dual column format. Title pages and contents pages for volumes I and II are contained in section 40. Lacking sections 8, 18, and 36. Each section is 11" x 15", approx. 20 pages, with one tissue-protected steel engraving at front.The majority of the sections remain uncut, with tops of pages connected as per folio binding. Scattered flaws include light damp stains, creases, and dogears. Overall the set is remarkably well preserved. Extremely rare as a set in original wraps. Please email for additional photographs and information. Extra shipping charges will apply for this heavy set.

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        An Epic of Women and Other Poems

      London: John Camden Hotten, 1870, 1870. First edition. Colbeck Collection, page 623; NCBEL III, 1906; Hayward 282. Cloth somewhat faded and worn; very good copy.. 8vo, original purple cloth, gilt decoration and lettering. Pictorial title and five illustrations by J. T. Nettleship. Eight pages of publisher's terminal ads. The first book by Arthur O'Shaughnessy (1844-1881), poet and herpetologist at the British Museum.

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        Reise in Hadhramaut: Beled Beny, Yssà und Beled el Hadschar.

      Brunswick: Friedrich Wieweg,, 1870. Herausgegeben, mit einer Einleitung, Anmerkungen, und Erklärung der Inschrift von 'Obne versehen von Heinrich Freiherr von Maltzan. Octavo. Modern library buckram, title gilt to spine. Folding map and a facsimile plate of an inscription. From the library of British Arabist and colonial agent Col. S. B. Miles (1838–1914), bequeathed by his widow to Bath Public Library in 1920, with associated manuscript shelf-mark to the title page, and library plate to the front free endpaper. Light spotting, title page browned and marked, sig. 19 repaired, small spot to map. A good copy. First edition. Adolf von Wrede, a Bavarian nobleman, was "the first scientific traveller who succeeded in penetrating into the region of Hadhramaut" (van der Meulen, cited after Trautz, "Adolf von Wrede", in Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society, vol. 20, no. 4, 1933). He travelled to the region, now part of Yemen, in 1843, becoming the first European visitor in 250 years. He reached as far inland as Daw'an, where his baggage was stolen and he was forced to turn back to the coast. Some of his claims, notably his account of an apparently bottomless pit of quicksand, met with ridicule and damaged his credibility. He later emigrated to Texas, where he committed suicide in 1870; he may have also spent some time in the Ottoman army. Scarce: three copies only in UK and Irish libraries (Cambridge, Edinburgh and Oxford).

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        Die Waffensammlung des Österreichischen Kaiserhauses im k. k. Artillerie-Arsenal-Museum.

      Wien, Martin 1866 - 1870. - Mit lithogr. Titel in Sepia und 68 (10 farb.) meist getönten, tls. aufgewalzten lithogr. Tafeln. 3 Bl., 40 S., 1 Bl. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rückentitel und Rückenverg. 52 x 35 cm. Nr. 216 von 250 Ex. - Lipperheide Ra 33. Hiler 537. - Titel gestempelt, Vorderdeckel und Rücken mit altzer Papieretikette. Wenig fleckig, insgesamt gutes Exemplar! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        45 handgemalte farbige Bilder aus Indien: Aquarelle und Deckfarbenminiaturen auf Karton und Zelluloid.

      Indien, um 1870. 21 x 13 cm durchschnittliche Größe. Einzeln 60 Euro. Wohl aus einer englischen Malschule für Miniaturisten entstammend. Blumen: 9, dabei Lotusblume und China-Rose. Vögel: 10, darunter Papageien. Schmetterlinge 5. Indische Götter, davon 5 auf Zelluloid, darunter Brahma, Krishna, Rama. Bewohner Indiens: 4, davon 2 auf Zelluloid, darunter Töpfer und Brahmane. Landschaften und Tempelanlagen: 10. Sehr dekorativ, sehr schön und exakt ausgeführt. U56>W7 Versand D: 5,50 EUR

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        Epistolae Indicae in quibus luculenta extat descriptio rerum nuper in India Orientali praeclarè gestarum à theologis societatis Jesu: (Colophon: Dillingen, Sebald Mayer, 1563). Small 8vo (15.5 x 10.5 cm). With 2 woodcut decorated initials (and 1 repeat) showing scenes with people, including a martyr being thrown into a well. Contemporary limp vellum (given a reddish-brown surface stain), leather thong ties.

      - De Backer & Sommervogel I, cols. 996-997; Bucker, Bibl. d. deutschen Drucke des XVI Jhts. I, Dillingen, p. 101, no. 172; Index Aureliensis 114322; Lach & Van Kley I, p. 431; VD 16, B-2149; W. van Nieuwenhoff, Gaspar Berse of de Nederlandsche Franciscus Xavierius (1870). First edition, in the original Latin, of two letters written in 1549 and 1551 by the Jesuit missionary Gaspar Berse (1515-1553) from Hormuz Island in the Gulf. They give a detailed account of the Malabar and Coromandel coasts in western and southern India, from the Gulf to Ceylon, and of Ceylon itself, especially concerning the Jesuit mission for the region. It was published posthumously by Sebald Mayer, the first printer in Dilingen, where he worked from 1550 to 1576. Berse, sometimes called "the Dutch Saint Francis Xavier", sent the two letters to his fellow Jesuits in Coimbra, Portugal in December 1549 and in 1551. They provided many Europeans with their first "modern" description of India and Ceylon.Some of the types were cut by Peter Schoeffer the younger, others by Guyot and Tavernier in Antwerp, Schoefer's 1537 italic used for the 17-page dedicatory preface, being the first (after one uninfluential predecessor) to use sloped capitals. It displaced Aldine-style italics through much of Europe and served as model for more elegant italics that set the style still used today.With a lovely 1574 inscription in reddish-brown ink in an Italian-style hand, mentioning the Count of Helfenstein in Gundelfingen in Swabia. In very good condition, with the spine somewhat faded.

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        History of Hertfordshire

      , 1870. 1870. First Edition . CUSSANS, John Edwin. History of Hertfordshire. London: Chatto and Windus, 1870-1881. Three volumes. Thick atlas folio (13 by 20 inches), contemporary three-quarter black morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $3000.Limited large-paper first edition of this monumental county history, number 10 of only 75 copies, with engraved frontispiece portrait, six full-page chromolithographs, 13 tinted lithographs, four engraved plates, a double-page hand-colored map, and numerous in-text wood-engravings.

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        UHRMACHER. Der Dorfuhrmacher. Blick in eine Uhrmacherwerkstatt mit dem bebrillten Meister hinter seiner Werkbank, eine Wanduhr begutachtend, davor ein neugieriges Mädchen mit seiner Mutter, im Hintergrund alte Frau mit Spinnrocken.

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte auf China nach Henry Mosler, um 1870, 36,5 x 47,5 cm. Henry Mosler (1841-1920) war ein jüdischer Maler, Holzschneider und Illustrator. Besonders bekannt für seine Genrebilder und Porträts. - Unten und rechts ein alt hinterlegter Randeinriss.

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        Cartulaire de l'abbaye de Saint-Trond.

      Bruxelles (Brussels), F. Hayez, Impr. de l'Académie Royale, 1870-74. 2 vols. Large 4to (28,5x23 cm). Contemporary half calf, gilt title on spines, with ribbons, covers marbled paper (small piece of marbled paper vol. 2 missing), endpapers marbled. (viii),682;(viii),(100),670 pp. (number stamped on titles). - The texts of the 'Cartulaire' for the greater part in latin, some in Middle Dutch. The large introduction (100 pp.)in french. - Fine set.

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        The Big Game Diary of R.J. Edmonds (Dilly) 1870 in Zululand

      1870 - "Four months' shooting trip to the Zulu country May to September 1870, 5 guns (one laid up in the best shooting ground), 384 head beside Crocodiles 16, Bora 2 ,Muscat 1, Pelicans, Flamingos, Bustard, Korau, Game (many kinds) Duck (various) Teal, Dickkop, Cranes various, Herons various ,Egrets, Hadidas, Secretary birds, Eagles (various), Pheasants, Partridges (various), Guinea Fowl (blue crested common), Quail (various), Bitters, Snakes various 374 head" The diary of R.J. Edmonds (Dilly) with Guy Darling and Bob Fellows leaving England, and being joined in South Africa by John Dunn and Captain Walmesley John Robert Dunn (1834-1895) a South African settler, hunter, and diplomat of Scottish dissent his love of hunting took him regularly into Zululand. An influential man in the area, Dunn became a close and respected friend of the Zulu chief Cetshwayo being given tracts of land in Zululand and having a number of Zulu wives. The diary consists of 126 full manuscript pages + a 10-page game register. Clearly written in ink with date shown in most cases. Spelling of names may differ to today's equivalent i.e. Hippopotamuses referred to as Seacows Bound in the original full plain green morroco binding 13.5 cm x 18.5 cm 7 ½ x 5 ¼ inches some light rubbing to edges. The diary begins with the party leaving Falmouth on March the 12th. They sight Table Mountain on 13th April There are various observations and episodes of the journey including shooting Porpoises Albatrosses etc. They meet with a Captain Watson 11th regiment who is planning to come up to Dunns country with them, "a great bore but cannot be helped, I fear we shall be to many guns on the ground". The party leave Durban on the 29th receiving a letter from Captain Walmesley the government agent that he would join the party at the Tugela river on the 4th. There are various references to equipping out the expedition getting guns' powder, wagons etc. "Setting out on the 6th May and crossing the Tugela river and leaving our horses on the Natal side as the river is running to fast JD is waiting to greet us and welcomes us to Zululand. Dunn reflects on how the land abounded with game 15 years ago and tells us the best shooting will be at the end. We spend time in the area shooting Buck plains game etc. We meet our first Zulus on the 24th "a primitive people". On the 26th we leave for new Buck country, Dunn goes to his place some 27 miles away and to see Ketowayo (Cetshwayo)." There are various encounters with Zulus recorded including a visit to a Kraal and how Kaffir hospitality is very poor. On Saturday 4th June we cross the Umbelozi (Umfolozi). Much shooting of Koodoo waterbuck Wilde beast Gunu etc recorded. A typical entry Fri 10th after Rhino walking through bush an old Rhino jumps up fire 4 barrels at 15 yds., but she goes off. On the 15th I shot my first Rhino" shot him in the chest at 150 yds. he drops dead "also shot a Klepspringer possibly the smallest and largest beasts we are likely to get. A great deal of shooting for seacows (Hippos). We cross the Nyalazi on the 23rd the next day we watch the Zulus hunt and hear about a Dutchman 6 miles away who is expected to die of fever. There is a party of Dutch hunters who had spoiled our hunting on the Umfolozi. Various hunting episodes taking place, we pass Baldwin's camp where only 2 out of his party of 7 survived "but the climate has altered since", (In 1860 Baldwin's 1st safari after Hippo, 8 of his 10 white companions died of Malaria). From now on there is a great deal of hunting recorded and observation a large number of Rhinos being shot and numerous plains game. It is remarkable how many animals were wounded or badly shot and not retrieved. Many near misses for the guns and their kaffir boys being charged by rhino's. On the 16th we move camp I saw W nearly a mile off, he arrived covered in blood after shooting a lion and thinking it was dead he advanced and was attacked by the lion. The following day I go off with D where t

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        Reynard the Fox

      Stroefer, NY 1870 - [vi], 236pp. 36 full page engravings plus the engraved title page. Three quarter red Morocco over boards. Boards scuffed and darkened, scattered foxing to the plates .A good copy. mb [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      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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        A NEW MAP OF THE COUNTRY TWENTY-FIVE MILES ROUND LONDON’. Folding map of London and its environs, extending to Amersham, Hertford and Chelmsford in the north, and to Guildford, Reigate and Tonbridge in the south, dissected into 72segments and laid down on linen.

      James Wyld ca. 1870 - 103x128cm. Original outline colour. Hyde/App. I/188.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Bayer"). [Wien], o. D.

      1870. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "In Erwiderung auf Ihr w[ertes] Schreiben bringe ich zur Kenntniß, daß ich, da so große Veränderungen in Partitur + Klavirauszug im Chevalier vorgenommen wurden, ich [!] mit der Reinschrift noch nicht zu Ende bin. Die Balletprobe fiel glänzend aus, unter meiner Direktion + im Beisein sämmtlicher Autoritäten der Hofoper fand sie statt. Ich bin jetzt daran, das Foglietto zum Einstudiren niederzuschreiben [...]". - Bayer studierte am Wiener Konservatorium bei Anton Bruckner und Josef Hellmesberger, wurde 1870 Geiger im Orchester der Wiener Hofoper und 1883 Hofballettdirektor. Sein Werk umfaßt u. a. Operetten und 22 Ballette; der "Wiener Walzer" (1885) und vor allem die "Puppenfee" (1888) - die zum festen Repertoire der Wiener Staatsoper gehört - werden noch heute aufgeführt.

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        PT Barnum ALS in the year that he founded his traveling circus

      Bridgeport, CT, September 17, 1870. 5" x 7.75". "Single page ALS on lightly lined paper with PT Barnum's letterhead, 5"" x 7.75"". Inlaid to another sheet to a size of 7"" x 10.75'. Neatly penned ALS dated ""September 17/70"" and signed by P.T. Barnum as ""P.T. Barnum"". A few faint handling marks with one small stain.A lovely ALS by PT Barnum, written from his home headquarters in Bridgeport, CT and written in the first year that Barnum invented his traveling circus established as ""P. T. Barnum's Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan & Hippodrome,"" a traveling circus, menagerie and museum of ""freaks"" It went through various names: ""P.T. Barnum's Travelling World's Fair, Great Roman Hippodrome and Greatest Show On Earth,"" and after an 1881 merger with James Bailey and James L. Hutchinson, ""P.T. Barnum's Greatest Show On Earth, And The Great London Circus, Sanger's Royal British Menagerie and The Grand International Allied Shows United,"" soon shortened to ""Barnum & Bailey's."" This entertainment phenomenon was the first circus to display 3 rings, which made it the largest circus the world had ever seen. His letter addressed to Alfred noted that he would be ""glad to have a ""blow out"" with you ..."" and referenced ""when we (illegible) to town next""Previous to his traveling circus, Barnum garnered his success having had already dappled in his ""attractions of the odd"" with a variety troupe called ""Barnum's Grand Scientific and Musical Theater,"" .The timing could not have been worse as it was followed by the Panic of 1837 and three years of difficult circumstances, he purchased Scudder's American Museum in New York City, in 1841. Barnum improved the attraction, renamed ""Barnum's American Museum,"" upgrading the building and adding exhibits, and it became a popular showplace. Barnum added a lighthouse lamp which attracted attention up and down Broadway and flags along the roof's edge that attracted attention in daytime. From between the upper windows, giant paintings of animals drew stares from pedestrians. The roof was transformed to a strolling garden with a view of the city, where he launched hot-air balloon rides daily. A changing series of live acts and curiosities, including albinos, giants, midgets, ""fat boys,"" jugglers, magicians, exotic women, detailed models of cities and famous battles, and, eventually, a menagerie of animals were added to the exhibits of stuffed animals.An intriguing man, chameleon in nature, whose entrepreneurism began as a young husband who early on had several businesses: a general store, a book auctioning trade, real estate speculation, and a statewide lottery network. Known for his belief that a ""Sucker is born every minute"", PT Barnum lived that belief and used it to his advantage as the premise employed in his novelty shows"

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        [Ruskin Interest- La Touche, Rose. [John Ruskin] Clouds & Light

      London: James Nisbet & Company, 1870. First edition. 12mo. Original publisher's brown embossed cloth, gilt lettering on cover, 139pp. Excessively rare first (and only book?) by Rose La Touche, pupil and cherished "pet" of John Ruskin, who is memorialized in lore as being the object of John Ruskin's obssessive love, and by whose failure to return that love, Ruskin was driven into dark depths of depression and, some felt, temporary insanity. "'Clouds and Light' is absolutely central to this key episode in Victorian literary history insofar as it is a series of devotional essays and allegorical stories graphically illustrating the self-punitive love of Christ that prevented its authoress from sending any earthly love in Ruskin's direction. Indeed, so intense did her unearthly love become, that she took to her bed and gave up almost all the compensations of this world (including food) and died a lingering death from self-inflicted starvation at the tragically young age of 27. As the news came in Ruskin declared, "the little story of my wild Rose was ended, and the hawthorn blossoms, this year, would fall - over her…" Further, John Ruskin based his famous book, "Sesame and Lillies" (1865) on La Touche. Ruskin first met Rose when she was only nine years old, in 1858, when he was about to turn 39. The two remained in correspondence until Rose reached 18. Rose was a precocious Irish girl with whom Ruskin was almost immediately taken, at first a kind of fascination, but later turning to adoration and an all-consuming infatuation. Rose's parents refused permission for Ruskin to marry their daughter, and the author George MacDonald, entrusted by her parents to oversee Rose's welfare, interceded to prevent the union. After Rose became legally free to decide for herself, she still refused Ruskin, unless the union would remain unconsummated, but Ruskin declined. Rose La Touche tragically died at the age of 27, of an assortment of presumed maladies including madness, anorexia, a broken heart, mania, or a combination of these. Rose and Ruskin's romance is alluded to in Nabokov's novel, Lolita. Very good and tight, with one small 'stab' mark on cloth that makes its way through a few leaves unobtrusively. No copies appear anywhere on the net, and we believe none have appeared in the public trade in decades.

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        Il Guarany Opera-Ballo in Quattro Atti... Espressamente scritta pel R. Teatro alla Scala in Milano e rappresentata il 19 Marzo 1870. 18733_ Canto e Pianoforte_ Fr. 50. [Piano-vocal score]

      Milano: Stabilimento Musicale di F. Lucca [PNS 18702-18733; 20328], 1870. First Edition of the second version. Scarce. Worldcat (2 copies only, at Northwestern and the University of Washington). OCLC no. 26597978. Il Guarany, to a libretto by Antonio Scalvini and Carlo D'Ormeville, after J. de Alencar, was first performed at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan on March 19, 1870. "...It was the triumphal success of Il Guarany at La Scala on 19 March 1870 that brought [Gomez] international fame. The opera was produced at Rio de Janeiro on the emperor's birthday (2 December 1870) as well as in almost all European capitals in the next few years. Verdi heard it in Ferrara in 1872 and referred to it in a letter as the work of a 'truly musical genius'... Gomes's works reveal a high dramatic sense and his melodic invention a rich lyricism. Within the established patterns of Italian opera of the later 19th century he achieved an uncontested mastery." Gerard Béhague in Grove Music Online.. Folio. Quarter dark blue calf with marbled boards, spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt. 1f. (recto illustrated title printed in green, blue, red, and brown, verso blank), [1] (recto named cast list and libretto), 2-13 (libretto), [i] (blank), 1f. (recto table of contents with plate and page numbers, verso blank), 5-409, [i] (blank) pp. Music engraved. Each number with secondary pagination. Binding somewhat worn and rubbed; pastedowns browned. Mostly minor foxing; some small tears; outer margins of preliminary leaves slightly stained.

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        [Ansichten aus der Steiermark, mit vorzüglicher Beachtung der Alterthümer und Denkwürdigkeiten, als: Burgen, Schlösser, Kirchen u.s.w. Der als Erläuterung beigegebene Text enthält viele Daten zur Geschichte des Kronlandes.

      Graz, A. Leykam‘s Erben], o. J. (1870). Qu.-4°. Mit 54 (statt 55) Ansichten, tlw. lithogr., tlw. in Holzstich. Mit je 4-8 S. Begleittext. HLwd. d. Zt. m. handschriftl. Rückentitel. Erstausgabe; da in Lieferungen erschienen und hier wie meist ohne die Lieferungsumschläge gebunden ohne Titelblatt. - „Die Alterthümer und Denkwürdigkeiten der Steiermark in weiteren Kreisen bekannt zu machen, ist der Zweck dieser in zwangloser Folge erscheinenden Hefte. Die Zeichnungen, welche sich durch ihre Naturwahrheit vortheilhaft bemerkbar machen, werden von tüchtiger Hand für dieses vaterländische Unternehmen geliefert, und der begleitende Text zeichnet sich durch seine Klarheit und Verläßlichkeit der historischen Daten aus“. - Ursprünglich dienten die Tafeln als Beilagen zur „Grazer Tagespost“, weshalb dieses Werk häufig auch als „Tagespost-Suite“ bezeichnet wird. - Unter den Ansichten Stift Admont, Stadt und Schloß Cilli, Deutsch-Landsberg, Frauenthal, Schloss Gösting, Der neue Circus in Graz, Irdning, Kirchberg a/d Raab, Kornberg, Neuberg, Pernegg, Pettau, Piber, Schloss Plankenwarth, Pöllau, Schloss Premstetten, Rabenstein, Stift Rein, Stift St. Lambrecht, Schwanberg, Stainz, Strechau, Trautenfels, Markt Tüffer, Stift Vorau, Wildon u.a. - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Rückenschild m. kl. Läsuren. Besitzvermerk a. Innendeckel. Die Tafeln sowie jeweils das erste Textbl. der Beschreibungen mit blauem Stift durchnumeriert. Knapp beschnitten (die Bordüren bzw. Bildunterschriften der Ansichten tlw. angeschnitten). Unterschiedlich gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - Es fehlt „Wildbach“. - Beiliegend ein handschriftl Inhaltsverzeichnis aus dem Jahr 1884. - Nebehay/W. 51. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Tagespost-Suite, Ansichten aus der Steiermark, mit vorzüglicher Beachtung der Alterthümer und Denkwürdigkeiten, als: Burgen, Schlösser, Kirchen u.s.w. Der als Erläuterung beigegebene Text enthält viele Daten zur Geschichte des Kronlandes, Stiche, Graphik, Ansichtenwerke

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        Karnak IntŽrieur de la salle Hypostile Animata

      Fotografia all'albumina, 1870/80 c.a, di cm. 25 x 20. Animata.

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        Karnak. Intérieur de la salle Hypostile. Animata.

      Fotografia all'albumina, 1870/80 c.a, di cm. 25 x 20. Animata.

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        Il Guarany Opera-Ballo in Quattro Atti... Espressamente scritta pel R. Teatro alla Scala in Milano e rappresentata il 19 Marzo 1870. 18733_ Canto e Pianoforte_ Fr. 50. [Piano-vocal score].

      Milano: Stabilimento Musicale di F. Lucca [PNS 18702-18733; 20328], [ca. 1870]. Folio. Quarter dark blue calf with marbled boards, spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt. 1f. (recto illustrated title printed in green, blue, red, and brown, verso blank), [1] (recto named cast list and libretto), 2-13 (libretto), [i] (blank), 1f. (recto table of contents with plate and page numbers, verso blank), 5-409, [i] (blank) pp. Music engraved. Each number with secondary pagination. Binding somewhat worn and rubbed; pastedowns browned. Mostly minor foxing; some small tears; outer margins of preliminary leaves slightly stained. First Edition of the second version. Scarce. Worldcat (2 copies only, at Northwestern and the University of Washington). OCLC no. 26597978. Il Guarany, to a libretto by Antonio Scalvini and Carlo D'Ormeville, after J. de Alencar, was first performed at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan on March 19, 1870. "...It was the triumphal success of Il Guarany at La Scala on 19 March 1870 that brought [Gomez] international fame. The opera was produced at Rio de Janeiro on the emperor's birthday (2 December 1870) as well as in almost all European capitals in the next few years. Verdi heard it in Ferrara in 1872 and referred to it in a letter as the work of a 'truly musical genius'... Gomes's works reveal a high dramatic sense and his melodic invention a rich lyricism. Within the established patterns of Italian opera of the later 19th century he achieved an uncontested mastery." Gerard Béhague in Grove Music Online.

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        Il Guarany Opera-Ballo in Quattro Atti. Espressamente scritta pel R. Teatro alla Scala in Milano e rappresentata il 19 Marzo 1870. 18733_ Canto e Pianoforte_ Fr. 50. [Piano-vocal score]

      Stabilimento Musicale di F. Lucca [PNS 18702-18733; 20328], Milano - Folio. Quarter dark blue calf with marbled boards, spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt. 1f. (recto illustrated title printed in green, blue, red, and brown, verso blank), [1] (recto named cast list and libretto), 2-13 (libretto), [i] (blank), 1f. (recto table of contents with plate and page numbers, verso blank), 5-409, [i] (blank) pp. Music engraved. Each number with secondary pagination.Binding somewhat worn and rubbed; pastedowns browned. Mostly minor foxing; some small tears; outer margins of preliminary leaves slightly stained. First Edition of the second version. Scarce. Worldcat (2 copies only, at Northwestern and the University of Washington). OCLC no. 26597978.Il Guarany, to a libretto by Antonio Scalvini and Carlo D'Ormeville, after J. de Alencar, was first performed at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan on March 19, 1870. ".It was the triumphal success of Il Guarany at La Scala on 19 March 1870 that brought [Gomez] international fame. The opera was produced at Rio de Janeiro on the emperor's birthday (2 December 1870) as well as in almost all European capitals in the next few years. Verdi heard it in Ferrara in 1872 and referred to it in a letter as the work of a 'truly musical genius'. Gomes's works reveal a high dramatic sense and his melodic invention a rich lyricism. Within the established patterns of Italian opera of the later 19th century he achieved an uncontested mastery." Gerard Béhague in Grove Music Online. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Juvenile- Early Trivia Game] Chiromagica

      New York: McLoughlin Bros., c. 1870. Original mahogany box with superb color pictorial insert on cover, inserted pane of glass with central hand-spinner, onlaid printed instructions and one sheet of answers affixed to glass, three double-sided question discs and two further pictorial onlays with answers, sliding lid with chromo-pictorial design featuring a wizard and black cat. Overall 30x30 cm (11¾x11¾"). An early trivia game whereby general knowledge questions are magically answered by the hand-spinner. When the question on the center disc is aligned, the magnetic hand-spinner will point to the correct answer printed on the matching overlay. Rare. Light wear to box, spinning hand not functioning correctly; two additional answer overlays with some chipping and tearing, backed with brown paper to prevent further damage; very good.

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        The Modern Buddhist;: being the Views of a Siamese Minister of State on his own and other religions.

      London Trubner & Co. 1870 - Henry Alabaster, 1836-1884, was one of the first British diplomats to the Court of Siam. He arrived in Bangkok as deputy consul in 1857 at the age of twenty-one, in the wake of Bowring's treaty which opened the country to foreign trade. His Thai became sufficiently fluent that he as appointed official interpreter. In 1873 he became personal adviser to King Chulalongkorn and served him loyally until his death at the early age of 48. He assisted in the design of the palace gardens, in founding the Survey Office, and the Post Office. He catalogued the Royal Library and started the first museum in Thailand, inside the Grand Palace. His monument, the finest in the Protestant Cemetery in Bangkok, was erected by the King of Thailand. Chao Phya Thipakon (or Praklang) was Foreign Minister of Siam under King Mongkut. His book, the "Kitchanukit", was the first book printed and published by a Thai. Alabaster here provides a partial translation. A good copy in rather dust-soiled original yellow cloth. Label removed from rear end-paper. First edition, pp.91. Bookplates of Ernest Mason Satow, British Legation, Yedo, and University of London.

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