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        Shifts and Expedients of Camp Life, Travel & Exploration

      1st ed, VG, 16 plates. In contemporary green cloth, some small marks, bevelled edges, gilt tooling and titles, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine, relaid, gilt titles and tooling, edges lightly worn. Internally, green endpapers, hinges strengthened, small bookseller label top fpd, frontis, engraved titlepage, [1], (iv) only, [2], [1], 2-831 pp, [1], [6] adverts,16 plates (B&W includes eng TP), numerous illustrations, printed by Horace Cox. A 2nd ed was published in 1876 with another in 1975. Uncommon. (Allibone 1018. OakKnoll Africana 6061). Baines, artist and explorer, See ODNB. Lord, whose Shifts and Expedients was first published in 1868 in serial form, and lavishly illustrated with woodcuts and text contributions by Thomas Baines and engraved by Butterworth & Heath. The manual provides guides to travelling featuring useful hints & detailed instructions on 'wagons and boats, horses and oxen, tents and firearms, hunting and fishing, observing and collecting, carpentry and metal-working, camping requisites, bush cuisine, medical improvisation, the best ways to cross rivers, to move heavy objects and to build huts.' See ODNB. Fascinating.

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        The North American Sylva; Or, A Description Of The Forest Trees Of The United States, Canada, And Nova Scotia [together with] Nuttall's Supplement

      Philadelphia: W.M. Rutter, 1871. leather_bound. No Dust Jacket. 184, 180, 180, 207, 215. 27 x 19 cm. 277 colored plates -- 156 hand-colored plates (MIchaux) and 121 lithographic plates with hand-coloring (Nuttall), plus engraved frontispiece of Michaux. The Michaux plates were drawn by the Redoute brothers, and Pancrace Bessa. Originally published 1810-1813, translated into English by Hillhouse, 1817. Reissued in Philadelphia, 1850-1851 with Notes by J.J. Smith. Nuttall's Supplement was issued in 1853. SABIN 48695. "Of the two works united, it is no exaggeration to remark that it is the most complete work of its kind, and is a production of unrivalled beauty, giving descriptions and illustrations of all the forest trees of North America, from the arctic limits of arborescent vegetation to the confines of the tropical circle." NISSEN 1361 & 1458. Index. Raised bands, spine labels lettered in gilt, armorial bookplates of Grenville-Lindall-Winthrop, plates and text clean, hint of toning limited to free endpapers first two vols, one volume nicked at spine head; overall, a lovely fresh set. Contemporary full brown embossed morocco. Aeg. Near fine. 5 vols.

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        Shifts and Expedients of Camp Life, Travel & Exploration

      London 346 Strand WC: Horace Cox, 1871 1st ed, VG, 16 plates. In contemporary green cloth, some small marks, bevelled edges, gilt tooling and titles, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine, relaid, gilt titles and tooling, edges lightly worn. Internally, green endpapers, hinges strengthened, small bookseller label top fpd, frontis, engraved titlepage, [1], (iv) only, [2], [1], 2-831 pp, [1], [6] adverts,16 plates (B&W includes eng TP), numerous illustrations, printed by Horace Cox. A 2nd ed was published in 1876 with another in 1975. Uncommon. (Allibone 1018. OakKnoll Africana 6061).Baines, artist and explorer, See ODNB.Lord, whose Shifts and Expedients was first published in 1868 in serial form, and lavishly illustrated with woodcuts and text contributions by Thomas Baines and engraved by Butterworth & Heath. The manual provides guides to travelling featuring useful hints & detailed instructions on 'wagons and boats, horses and oxen, tents and firearms, hunting and fishing, observing and collecting, carpentry and metal-working, camping requisites, bush cuisine, medical improvisation, the best ways to cross rivers, to move heavy objects and to build huts.' See ODNB. Fascinating.

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        Derniers Jours de Campagne & Captivité d'un Volontaire de Cathelineau

      Nontron: Imprimerie de T. Ravnaud 1871 - First Edition. Octavo. 78pp. A.e.g. Silk ribbon. INSCRIBED by the author to his cousin and dated in the year of publication. With a small albumen print of a soldier crouched behind a bush. OCLC locates a single copy at the BNF. A touch of light foxing to the rear endpaper, else a fine copy in gilt-stamped and tooled full morocco. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance

      New York: Sheldon & Company. (1871). First. First edition, first issue terracotta cloth, first state of the title page without advertisement on verso. Also issued in wrappers, no priority. Faint, faded remnants of a contemporary owner name, slight nicking to the extremities of the thin spine, a very good plus copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        First annual message of Governor Giddings, to the Legislative assembly of the Territory of New Mexico. December, 1871

      A.P. Sullivan, Public Printer, Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A. 1871 - This pamphlet is missing the pages two through 14, but the title page is still present. It contains all of the pages from 15-54. There are notations in the text that look to me like proofreader's corrections, so this could have been a working copy. The front panel of the book has been archivally repaired from the obverse and shows okay. The remaining pages are in decent condition. Obviously a scarce, early document of The Territory of New Mexico. This was published 41 years prior to New Mexico becoming a state. Desirable even with the missing leaves. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Je ein eigenhändiges Albumblatt m. Unterschrift aus demselben Album. O.O.u.D. (nach 1871) 2 S. quer-8vo.

      . . Zwei Gothe-Zitate: Friedrich III. als Kronprinz Friedrich Wilhelm: "Jedem redlichen Bemühn/ Sei Beharrlichkeit verliehn". Victoria: "Wenn der schwer Gedrückte klagt,/ Hülfe, Hoffnung sei versagt,/ bleibet heilsam fort u. fort/ Immer noch ein freundlich Wort!" . - Leimspuren verso.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("F. Liszt").

      Pest, 10. I. 1871.. 1¾ SS. 8vo.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Ihre freundliche Sendung ist vor ein paar Tagen - sehr passend - hier angelangt. Wir hatten Sonntags ein nationales Hausfest wobei der vorzügliche Mosel mousseux brausenden Beifall fand. Einer der glänzendsten Amphytrions Ungarns, Graf Karatsonyi, bestellte des gleichen Nectars, den wir nüchtern, unter competenten Kennern und Feinschmeckern, mit vollster Aufmerksamkeit geniessen wollten [...]".

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        Eigenh. Musikzitat mit U.

      Breslau, 24. X. 1871.. 1 S. Qu.-Folio.. Schönes, großformatiges Widmungsblatt, bezeichnet "Etendue du Violon" ("Allegro"): vier Takte für den Breslauer Landschaftsmaler und Hofphotographen Robert Weigelt (1815-79). - Camillo Sivori wurde von Paganini als sein einziger Schüler anerkannt (er unterrichtete ihn in den Jahren 1822 und 1823). Von seinem 10. Lebensjahr an unternahm er fast ununterbrochen ausgedehnte Konzerttourneen in der Schweiz, Deutschland, Österreich, Portugal und Spanien, in die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, Mexiko und verschiedene Südamerikanische Staaten. Sivori lebte viele Jahre in Paris und pflegte dort rege Kontakte mit Verdi, Rossini, Cherubini und Liszt.

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        Le père Duchêne, collection complète du N°1 au N°68

      First Edition of the most violent bi-weekly pamphlet published by the City of Paris under the aegis of Eugene Vermersch Maxime Vuillaume and Alphonse Humbert. Bound in half navy morocco, spine with five nerves with small traces of minor friction, when golden tail, flat marbled paper, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, gilded head. Well nice full copy of the 68 issues published and the "Testament of Duchene" in-fine. Imprimerie Sornet Paris 17 Ventôse-3 Prairial de l'an 79 (1871)relié

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        Lettres à un absent

      Edition running on paper, it was shot in China and 5 major papers. Bound in half morocco chocolate grief, back with five nerves decorated double gilded boxes enriched their centers golden figure Sarcey, flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats paper bowl, contemporary binding. Precious autograph signed by the author to his friend (Frantz) Sarcey. A discrete annotation pen at the top of the title page probably from the hand of dedicatee, nice copy. Alphonse Lemerre Paris 1871 11x18cm relié

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.("Ad. Glaßbrenner").

      Berlin, 18. Dezember 1871.. 2½ SS. Gr.-8vo.. Als Redakteur der "Berliner Montags-Zeitung" (Briefkopf) an Hermann Kletke, Schriftsteller und Chefredakteur der "Vossischen Zeitung" in Berlin. Empfiehlt ein Gedicht von Friedrich Bodenstedt an Glaßbrenner, das in der "Montagszeitung" erscheine, auch zur Aufnahme in die "Vossische Zeitung". "[...] Jedenfalls würden Sie mich dadurch auf's Neue verpflichten und der Mont. Z. nützen. Geben Sie mir recht bald Gelegenheit, mich erkenntlich zu zeigen; ich sehne mich danach [...] Es freut mich von ganzem Herzen, daß es unserm Süßmann, diesem überaus braven Menschen und geistvollen Schriftsteller, besser geht. Sobald er ganz hergestellt ist, möchte ich seine Genesung unter uns - Sie sind wohl so gut, dabei zu sein - und einigen andern Aehnlichen in einer ächt-gemüthlichen, christlich-germanischen Kneiperei feiern. Aber das ist nicht etwa captatio benevolentiae [...] Ich soll Sie und Ihre verehrte Frau Gemahlin im Namen des Vereins der Freimüthigen' herzlichst zur 25jährigen Stiftungs- und Sylvesterfeier desselben einladen [...]".

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        Grund Von St. Petersburg und den Nachsten Umgebungen

      Austria 1871 - A charming city plan of 19th century St. Petersburg all within a rather decorative boarder., Size : 410x495 (mm), 16.125x19.5 (Inches), Hand Colored Very Good, folding map mounted onoriginal canvas. Folded into four sections.

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      Original Manuscript. 1871 - 1872. Folio. Calf bound handwritten ledger containing 6500 names, descriptions (distinguishing features such as scarring and tattoos), personal details (marital status, number of children), crimes and sentences of all prisoners admitted to Belle Vue prison, Manchester between June 1871 and April 1872. Mostly petty criminals and repeat offenders with sentences of up to 6 months hard labour. The more serious cases, of which there are many, are housed only during trial, being transferred after sentencing to other jails (the sentences recorded). The external condition of the ledger is poor, the calf flaking at the edges, the top layer of the spine is missing but the binding remains intact. The contents are in excellent condition and complete with only a couple of small chips to the page edge of one page, and a few finger marks throughout. The ledger appears to have been completed in the same hand for every entry. A fascinating piece of social history. Almost one tenth of the population of Manchester in 1871 was Irish, largely made up of people fleeing starvation on the west coast of Ireland in the Potato Famine of the 1840s and 50s. Many sought jobs as labourers in Manchester's industries; construction of roads, canals, buildings. Prepared to work for lower wages than local labourers and prepared to break strikes, the Irish provoked hostility among their new neighbours and lived, often in squalid conditions, in Irish enclaves of the city. Displaced from home, often unused to urban environments and competing for work, many of the Irish migrants turned to crime, violence, prostitution and alcohol. The ledger shows an extraordinarily high proportion of Irish-born inmates, testament to the numbers still resident in Manchester and still living in poverty twenty years after the worst of the famine was over. The ledger also tells other stories; comparable numbers of female inmates to male, and not insignificant numbers of children.

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        Locomotive Engineering, and the Mechanism of Railways: a Treatise on the Principles and Constuction of the Locomotive Engine, Railway Carriages, and Railway Plant, with Examples, 2 Volumes

      , London and Glasgow: Published by William Collins, , 1871 , 2 uniform volumes, volume I [xiv] 320 with 240 in text woodcut illustrations, volume II with just 64 large plates

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      Boston - James R. Osgood and Company, 1871 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this intriguing poetical work by the American author Francis Bret Harte. Bound in greencloth with gilt lettering. Condition: The binding is generallytight and firm with some cords exposed. There is some slight wear externally including bumping and sunning to the spine. Internally the pages are generally clean with some browning and occasional spotting. There is light foxing to thefirst andlast few pages. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Les Arts au Moyen Age et a l'?poque de La Renaissance

      73 - Paris - Librairie de Firmin Didot Frres, Fils et Cie, 1871 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Two bright volumes from Paul Lacroix's vastly comprehensive and beautifully illustratedLe Moyen Age et La Renaissance. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering. Vie Militaire et Religieuse is a First Edition. Les Arts Au Moyen Age has 19 chromolithographs and over 400 illustrations. Vie Militaire et Religieuse has 14 chromolithographs and over 400 illustrations. There are'Percival Pearse' booksellers labels on the front endpapers of both volumes. Paul Lacroix, 1806 1884, was a French author and journalist. Lacroix was an extremely prolific and varied writer. Over twenty historical romances alone came from his pen, and he also wrote a variety of serious historical works, including a history of Napoleon III, and the life and times of the Tsar Nicholas I of Russia. He is best known under his pseudonym of P. L. Jacob, bibliophile, or Bibliophile Jacob, suggested by the constant interest he took in public libraries and books generally. Lacroixwas the author of Le moyen ge et la renaissance, a standard work on the manners, customs and dress of those times, the chief merit of which lies in the great number of illustrations it contains. He also wrote many monographs on phases of the history of culture, including Manners, Custom and Dress During the Middle Ages and During the Renaissance Period. His works on bibliography were also extremely numerous. In 1885 he was appointed librarian of the Arsenal Library, Paris. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. The front outer hinge of Vie Militaire is split and thefront inner hingehas failed. There is a chance the front board could detach in the post, even after careful packaging. There is some wear to the extremities, including some bumping and rubbing, with slight discolouration to the boards. There are ink numbers on the spine of Vie Militaire. Internally the pages are bright withthe occasionalscattered spotting. There is a 'Percival Pearse' ink stamp ona front endpaper. Overall the condition of Les Arts au Moyen Age is very good. The condition of Vie Militaire is good, with a very good interior..

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        A Treatise on Diamonds and Pearls, in which their importance is considered, and plain rules are exhibited for ascertaining the value of both; and the true method of manufacturing Diamonds.

      Fourth edition. London, W.L. Molyneaux, 1871. 8vo. pp. xxiii, 96, with 30 plates and tables. Publisher's gilt cloth. The first edition was published in 1750 and was the first book in English to describe how diamonds and pearls can be evaluated on the basis of the factors of size (or weight) and style of cut. Thomas Weeks Holmes preface: 'This treatise ... has been re-printed in its entirety ... exactly the same as the original edition. The lapse of time led to many changes in prices, &c., thereby necessitating careful revision; and emendations, to suit the present value of Diamonds, have been given at the foot of the pages, so that the past may readily be contrasted with the present". "The prices mentionned are footnoted, along with numerous other remarks, but the figures in the tables are not changed. Holmes was editor of the 'Goldschmith' magazine and his comments are valuable" (Sinkankas).//Sinkanskas, Gemology, an annotated bibliography, 3202.

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        A History of the Birds of Europe. 8 volume set

      London The Author 1871. VG : in very good condition without dust jackets as issued. Spines faded to brown. Occasional light foxing. Faint offsetting to a few plates First Edition Green hardback tooled half-leather cover with marbled boards 320mm x 250mm (13" x 10"). xlvi, 102pp; 644pp; 620pp; 632pp; 668pp; 708pp; 660pp; 666pp + indexes and plates. 631 hand-coloured plates by J G Keulemans + 2 b/w plates. 8 volumes set, published 1871 - 1881. Later supplement (volume IX, 1895) not present. Lithographs by Hanhart.

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        The Red-Cross Alliance at Sea. With two Engravings. Mit 1 Litographie in Frontispiz u. gefalt. Tafel mit dem Schiff-Durchschnitt. Handschriftliche Verfasserswidmung zu damaligen Kriegsminister auf Vorsatz.

      Hague: Martinus Nijhoff 1871 - OLWd., 95 S., 8°. Einband etwas berieben u. wenig gelockert. Mehrfach gestempelt u. mit blauen Bunstiftanmerkungen auf Vorsatz versehen. Titelblatt gefaltet (geknickt); Tafel auf Kleberrand gering eingerissen, sonst in gutem Zustand. Sehr selten. * Our books are stored in a warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: en [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      pei Tipi di Francesco Vigo 1871 Cm.27,8x19. Pg.6,74. Legatura assai bella in piena pergamena coeva, con impressioni al piatto anteriore, doppia bordura in oro e rosso ai piatti, tasselli in pelle con titoli e fregi ornamentali in oro al dorso. Fogli di guardia marmorizzati. Ottimo esemplare, ad amplissimi margini. Il testo si apre con una "Avvertenza" di Alessandro D'Ancona. Con 14 figure e iniziali figurate, appositamente disegnate da Enrico Ferrari ed incise da Francesco Ratti, ambedue bolognesi. Si tratta del secondo volume della "Raccolta di scritti inediti o rari" dei primi secoli della lingua italiana, pubblicati dal Vigo a mo' di strenna. "Edizione di soli 153 esemplari, dei quali 140 in carta a mano di Fabriano, dieci in carta reale a mano inglese, e tre in pergamena. I soli esemplari destinati ai sottoscrittori sono numerati progressivamente, e ciascuno di essi porta il nome del sottoscrittore". Il nostro esemplare porta il n°57, ed è uno degli "esemplari in carta a mano inglese, impresso per la collezione del Tipografo - Editore". Splendido esempio di editoria artistica ottocentesca. Si tratta della ristampa di un interessante romanzo popolare trecentesco, tratto da un Codice Palatino - Panciatichiano di n°75, raffrontato con uno Magliabechiano (IV, 105), che intreccia avventura cavalleresca, racconto erotico e tema religioso in un notevole esempio di lingua volgare.

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        Pilgrimage to the Caaba and Charing Cross

      London: W. H. Allen & Co., 1871. Octavo. Original green cloth, bevelled boards, title to spine, and to the front board within decorative panel, edges stained red, brown surface-paper endpapers. Mounted photographic portrait frontispiece. A little rubbed, lower fore-corner showing mild signs of damp, hinges starting, half-title browned, else very good. First edition. The author held a position equivalent to chancellor of the exchequer at the court of the young Nawab of Tonk, a small Muslim kingdom in Rajasthan, hedged on all sides by Hindu-ruled states. After the death of the Thakoor of Lawa , the largest tributary of Tonk, and a number of his retainers at the home of the prime minister of Tonk, the local political agent Lieut.-Col. Eden supported Lawa's claims in the incident and deposed the Nawab. Hassan was a key member in a deputation that set out for London to appeal against the local agent's findings. He gives a highly-detailed account of the voyage from Bombay to Jedda via Aden and Hodyda, and of the journey on camel-back to Mecca, where they complete the Hajj, and on to Medina to see The Prophet's tomb. The party then returned to Jedda, from where Hassan set out for London via Suez and Marseilles. Hassan's appeal was unsuccessful, and the Nawab's son continued in his stead. Attractive and unusual account, with much on Mecca and the proceedings of the hajj.

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        Notes on the natural history of the Strait of Magellan and West coast of Patagonia made during the voyage of HMS "Nassau" in the years 1866, 67, 68, & 69 / by Robert O. Cunningham

      Edinburgh : Edmonston & Douglas, 1871, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionVery good copy with decorated endpapers in the original gilt-blocked, blind-tooled green cloth. Professionally rebacked with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Corners slightly bumped and worn. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong with minor library marks to half-title page. Folded map has previous owner's minor tape repair marks. Further scans available upon request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 517 pages; Physical description. : xvi, 517 p. , 20 leaves of plates : ill. (col. ), frontis. Tissue guard (col. ), fold. Map (col. ). ; 21 cm. Subject: Natural history - Magellan, Strait of (Chile and Argentina) Natural history - Patagonia.

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        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift.

      Graz, 13. IV. 1871.. 3 1/2 S., 8°.. [An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875)]. - "[...] 1855 wurde er Berater des neuen Marinekommandanten Erzherzog Ferdinand Max. Ab 1854 war er Linienschiffskapitän und Kommandant der Fregatte Venus. Bald darauf konnte er seinen fortschrittsbegeisterten Herrn für den Plan einer Weltumseglung gewinnen, mit deren Planung er 1856 betraut wurde. Als Commodore der Fregatte Novara befehligte er persönlich die Expedition, die vom 30. April 1857 bis 26. August 1859 dauerte. Zahlreiche Forschungsergebnisse, reiche Sammlungen für entstehende Wiener Museen und hohes Ansehen für die kaiserliche Marine waren die wichtigsten Ergebnisse dieser Weltumseglung (der zweiten unter österreichischer Flagge). Er konnte aufgrund seiner wissenschaftlichen Kenntnisse alle ozeanographischen, hydrographischen und meteorologischen Beobachtungen selbst vornehmen. Für seine wissenschaftlichen Leistungen wurde er u.a. 1863 als Ehrenmitglied in die Kgl. Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften aufgenommen" (Wikipedia). --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - Gefaltet. -

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        The Works of Thomas de Quincey, "The English Opium Eater," Including All His Contributions to Periodical Literature, Third Edition, in Sixteen Volumes (Complete 16 volume set)

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black. 1871. Third edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. Sixteen volume complete set, third edition from 1871 (volumes dated individually), hardcovers with uniformly bound half-crushed morocco and green cloth boards, small octavos (4 3/4 x 7 3/16"), varying paginations, eleven of the sixteen volumes illustrated with b&w engraved frontispieces and plates. Set in VG+ condition with mild edgewear and bumps to corners and spine ends, general mild shelfwear to boards, spines bright with five raised bands and gilt decoration, red and green leather title bands on spines, gilt tooling to boards, bindings tight, handsome marbled endpapers and edges of text blocks, texts clean and unmarked with mild toning throughout, mild toning to top edges of text blocks. Individual volume stats: Volume one--Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, 1862, 290pp.; Volume two--Recollections of the Lakes and the Lake Poets: Coleridge, Wordsworth, and Southey, 1863, 244pp.; Volume three--Last Days of Immanuel Kant and Other Writings, 1863, 342pp.; Volume four--The English Mail Coach and Other Writings, 1862, 352pp.; Volume five--Dr. Samuel Parr, or Whiggism in Its Relations to Literature and Other Writings, 1862, 395pp.; Volume six--Richard Bentley and Other Writings, 1863, 333pp.; Volume seven--Protestantism and Other Essays, 1862, 352pp.; Volume eight-- Leaders in Literature With a Notice of Traditional Errors Affecting Them, 1862, 332pp.; Volume nine--The Caesars and Other Papers, 1862, 310pp.; Volume ten--Style and Rhetoric and Other Papers, 1862, 326pp.; Volume eleven--Coleridge and Opium-Eating and Other Writings, 1863, 333pp.; Volume twelve--Speculations Literary and Philosophic, 1863, 303pp.; Volume thirteen--The Art of Conversation and Other Papers, 1863, 332pp.; Volume fourteen--Autobiographic Sketches 1790-1803, 1863, 467pp.; Volume fifteen--Biographies of Shakspeare (Shakespeare), Pope, Goethe, and Schiller and On the Political Parties of Modern England, 1863, 330pp.; and Volume sixteen--Suspiria de Profundis: Being a Sequel to the Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and Other Miscellaneous Writings, 1871, 580pp. THIS LARGE SET WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING FEES.

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      Robert Clarke & Co., 1871., 1871. First edition. 8vo. Original purple printed wrappers, viii, 9 - 95 pp., preface, introduction, illustrated, advertisements. Details the resources of Kansas including rivers, timber, coal, soil, culture, crops, fruits, livestock, cities, towns, railroads, stage companies, schools, colleges, churches, etc. There are sections on livestock, railroads, cities and towns, and the general character of the people and future prospects of the state. The booklet is a strong and positive commentary on the state and encourages people to come and live there citing cheap homes and an opportunity to succeed. Herd 939 says "Rare." Very good copy housed in a 4-point cloth binder and slipcase with leather label on the spine and titles stamped in gold. GRAFF 1681. HERD 939. HOWES G439. RADER 1706.

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        Der Golf von Buccari-Porto Re. Bilder und Skizzen. Inscribed By the Author.

      Mercy 1871. PP frontis, viii; 125; + plates & Maps. Illustrated with Coloured lithograph Frontis, 30 Plates, 14 Plans, 22 Illustrations, + Two linen backed and folding Coloured lithograph Maps loose at the back, as issued. Inscribed to front free endpaper: to Sir .... the author. BINDING: Original highly decorative and gilt covers. CONDITION: Spine slightly faded, a very small library stamp to front pastedown and verso of title page only, occasional foxing- a little heavy in places; the plain paper folder at the back is torn with loss. A VERY GOOD AND ATTRACTIVE COPY.

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        Essai de Commentaire des Fragments Cosmogoniques de Bérose : d'après les Textes cunéiformes et les Monuments de l'art Asiatique

      Paris: Maisonneuve et Ce.. Very Good. 1871. Hardcover. Number 102 of only 200 copies. Bibliographic note to front fly. Quarter cloth to marbled boards. A nice, clean, tight copy. ; 8vo ; 576 pages .

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      1871 - Soporte: Entelado/On linen. Localidad: Barcelona. Tamaño del cartel: 70 x 200

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        Double Play; or How Joe Hardy Chose His Friends

      Boston: Lee and Shepard. 1871. First. First edition. 12mo. 244pp. Original red-brown cloth with gilt title and baseball decorations on the spine. Contemporary, neat gift inscription, bottom corners bumped, some wear to the spine ends, a very good copy. The fourth novel to incorporate baseball activity, the second was the author's own Changing Base; or What Edward Rice Learnt at School (Boston, 1869). The author, son of the famous orator Edward Everett and cousin of the author Edward Everett Hale, also served in Congress. An attractive copy. .

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        Derecho Publico Mexicano (Complete in 4 volumes)

      Mexico: Imprenta del Gobierno. 1871-1882. First. First edition. Four volumes (Vols. 1 and 4, 1871; vols. 2-3, 1882). 30 cm. Owner's signature in neat ink on the title pages, "P-.M. Astiazaran." Contemporary dark red half levant leather and marbled paper boards, gilt spine titles. All four volumes are very good, with moderate soiling and wear to the leather, light rubbing to the boards, and browning to the text pages; with a small chip to the back board of volume 4. The full title reads: "Compilacion que contiene: importantes documentos relativos a la independencia, la Constitucion de Apatzingan, el plan de Iguala, tratados de Cordoba, la acta de independencia, cuestiones de derecho publico resueltas por la Soberana junta gubernativa, cuestiones constitucionales tratadas por el primer Congreso constituyente, la acta constitutiva de los Estados-unidos mexicanos, la Constitucion de 1824, las leyes constitucionales de 1836, las bases organicas, la acta de reformas, la Constitucion de 1857 y la discusion de todas esta constituciones." .

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        PHEASANT FROM TIBET, Polyplectron thibetanum, magnificent hand-colored lithograph (23.5 x 18.75 inches).

      1871 - From: Elliot, D.G. - Monograph of Phasianidae or family of Pheasants, 1871, volume 1, plate no. 6.

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        Monograph of the Fossil Mammalia of the Mesozoic Formations

      (London): Palaeontographical Society, 1871. vi; 115 pages. 4 lithograph plates each with accompanying letterpress description, illustrations in text. Some page edges uncut, couple of pages lightly creased. Professionally rebound in dark green half morocco with matching cloth sides. Sir Richard Owen was a controversial English biologist, anatomist, and paleontologist, who rejected Darwin's theory of evolution. He wrote an important general account of the Mesozoic land-reptiles. His History of British Fossil Mammals and Birds, was followed by many later memoirs, notably this his Monograph of the Fossil Mammalia of the Mesozoic Formations. An excellent copy of this important monongraph. Near Fine. 4to.

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        Hereditary Genius

      D. APPLETON & CO, NEW YORK 1871 - Text Pristine condition spine slightly darkened impressed pinwheels inside corners. General shelf wear, slightly age-toned spine & pages, rubbed extremities, small bookplate on inner front board, good, clean and unmarked. Also, has fold out charts DATE PUBLISHED: 1871 EDITION: 390 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Works of Fancy and Imagination

      London: Strahan and Co., 1871., 1871. 10 volumes; 16mo. In fine publisher's green cloth with gilt titles and gilt tooling to spines; elaborate gilt panelling to upper boards, blind stamped on rear covers; brown end papers; all edges gilt. Extremities very lightly rubbed; owner's inscription to half title of volume I. An unusualy bright and complete set of the First Collected Edition. Shaberman 44.

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        Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

      Macmillan and Company, London 1871 - 192 Pp. Early But Not First Printing, Stated Twenty-Eighth Thousand, With 1871 Date At Bottom Of Title Page. All Edges Gilt. Complete Original Red Cloth, Gilt Lettering, With Green Endpapers , No Repairs. Light Wear, Top Of Publisher's Name On Spine Is Weak,Very Small Areas In Gilt Rules At Edges Are Also Weak, All Other Gilt Strong Including All Lettering. Hinges Intact, Never Repaired, Not Cracked. One Weak Crease Down Length Of Rear Cover, Another About 2/5 Of Height. Fraying Along Top And Bottom Of Spine But With No Loss Of Height; 5/8" Tear To Cloth At Top Of Rear Spine Edge, Tiny, Almost Pinpoint Frays At Tips. Contents Including Endpapers Otherwise Near Fine, Even The Tissue Guard To The Frontispiece Is Intact With No Tears Or Foxing. Small Stamp Of The Book Collection "Sammlung Monschein" At Very Bottom Of First Front Endpaper. Ownership Signature "A. Torkington" At Top Of Half-Title; There Was An A. Torkington In Cricket Records At Marylebone In 1873, But Otherwise Not Identified. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Treaty of Washington 1871-1875. A complete collection of 41 British Parliamentary documents

      London: Houses of Parliament, 1871. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. This extraordinary 3 volumes set in full darkened red cloth covers with gilt type on the spines includes and 11 sewn reports, 31.5cm x 20cm (12.5 x 8 inches). A remarkable collection of 41 British Parliamentary paper ex Public Record Office (British National Archives) and 11 sewn reports in paper wrappers. Very clean copies in near fine condition.The Treaty of Washington 1871-75 UK documents are historically significant and of great importance to American, Great Britain and Canadian history. Historical context and importance.In 1871 the United States demanded compensation from Great Britain for damages inflicted on U.S. commerce during the Civil War by the Alabama, a Confederate warship built in England. The United Sates also demanded the resumption of use of Canadian and Newfoundland inshore fisheries, previously denied 1818-54 and after the 1866 lapse of the Reciprocity Treaty and also in dispute the ownership of San Juan Island (off the coast of British Columbia in the Straight of Georgia and concerning the Oregon boundary line). Restitution to Canada for Fenian raids, 1866-70 .The Treaty was settled in a series of arbitrations in Washington. "And yet 1870 and 1871 are perhaps remembered less for the vast strides taken by Canadian federalism than for the sudden marked improvement, somewhat at Canadian expense, which took place in Anglo-American relations as a whole -- culminating, as it did, in the Treaty of Washington, 8 May 1871, which has been held by some to be second only in importance for the United States to the Treaty of Versailles in 1783." quoted from The Cambridge History of the British Empire Vol. 3, page 294The quote preceding, relating to the "somewhat at Canadian expense" is a very important part of the reality of Canadian history. Sir John A. MacDonald was at the negotiations but had virtually NO impact or say. He was the first Prime Minister of Canada, elected in 1867, and all the Canadian decisions and concessions were made by the British negotiators.A great success for the United States, the Treaty of Washington was also a milestone in the history of international arbitration. The treaty was considered an "unprecedented accomplishment", having solved border disputes, reciprocal trade, and navigation issues. A friendly perpetual relationship between Great Britain and America was established, with Britain having expressed regret over the Alabama damages. The complete collection of 41 British Parliamentary documents CONTENTS.11 sewn reports in paper wrappers.• CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING THE APPOINTMENT OF A JOINT HIGH COMMISSION TO CONSIDER THE VARIOUS QUESTIONS AFFECTING THE RELATIONS BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. North America No 1 (1871). C262. Paper wrappers. 6pp.• DESPATCH FROM HER MAJESTY'S HIGH COMMISSIONERS, WITH COPY ANNEXED OF THE TREATY SIGNED AT WASHINGTON, MAY 8, 1871. . North America No 2 (1871). C344. Paper wrappers. 12pp• INSTRUCTIONS TO HER MAJESTY'S HIGH COMMISSIONERS, AND PROTOCOLS OF CONFERENCES HELD AT WASHINGTON BETWEENFEBRUARY 27 AND MAY 6, 1871. North America No 3 (1871). C346. Paper wrappers. 16pp.• TREATY BETWEEN HER MAJESTY AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. SIGNED AT WASHINGTON, MAY 8, 1871.C386. Paper wrappers. 11pp.• CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA IN CONNECTION WITH THE APPOINTMENT OF THE JOINT HIGH COMMISSION AND THE TREATY OF WASHINGTON. 1872. C539. Paper wrappers. 15pp• FURTHER CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA IN CONNECTION WITH THE APPOINTMENT OF THE JOINT HIGH COMMISSION AND THE TREATY OF WASHINGTON. 1872. C540. 2pp â€¢ FURTHER CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE GOVERNMENTS OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND AND NEWFOUNDLAND, RESPECTING THE TREATY OF WASHINGTON. 1872. C557. 12pp• FURTHER CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA IN CONNECTION WITH THE TREATY OF WASHINGTON. 1873. C702. Paper wrappers 8pp• FURTHER CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE GOVERNMENTS OF CANADA, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, AND NEWFOUNDLAND, RESPECTING THE TREATY OF WASHINGTON. 1873. C750. Paper wrappers. iv + 22pp.• FURTHER CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE GOVERNMENTS OF CANADA, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, AND NEWFOUNDLAND, RESPECTING THE TREATY OF WASHINGTON. 1873. C774. Paper wrappers. 8pp.• CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING THE DETERMINATION OF THE NORTH-WESTERN BOUNDARY BETWEEN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES. 1875. C1131. 2ppBound volume for 1872.• CASE PRESENTED ON THE PART OF THE GOVERNMENT OF HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY FOR THE TRIBUNAL OF ARBITRATION UNDER ARTICLE 1 OF THE TREATY CONCLUDED AT WASHINGTON…North America No 1 (1872) C469. 168pp.• THE CASE OF THE UNITED STATES, TO BE AID BEFORE THE TRIBUNAL OF ARBITRATION TO BE CONVENED AT GENEVA UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE TREATY….North America No 2(1872). C476. viii + 145pp. Folding map.• CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING THE PRESENTATION AT GENEVA OF THE BRITISH COUNTER-CASE TO THE ARBITRATORS, INDER THE IVth ARTICLE OF THE TREATY OF WASHINGTON…North America No3 (1872). North America No3 (1872). C505. 2pp• COUNTER-CASE PRESENTED ON THE PART OF THE GOVERNMENT OF HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY FOR THE TRIBUNAL OF ARBITRATION UNDER ARTICLE 1 OF THE TREATY CONCLUDED AT WASHINGTON…North America No 4 (1872) C506. vi + 154pp. Folding map (of Port Phillip, Australia).• APPENDIX TO THE CASE PRESENTED ON THE PART OF THE GOVERNMENT OF HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY. Appendix to North America No4 (1872). iv + 111pp.• CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING THE PRESENTATION OF THE• COUNTER-CASES OF GREAT BRITAIN AND OF THE UNITED STATES, WITH THE DECLARATIONS MADE BY THE AGENTS OF THE RESPECTIVE GOVERNMENTS. North America No5 (1872). C528. 6pp• THE COUNTER-CASE OF THE UNITED STATES PRESENTED TO THE TRIBUNAL OF ARBITRATION AT GENEVA, UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE TREATY OF WASHINGTON…North America No6 (1872). C531. 49pp• CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING CLAIMS FOR INDIRECT LOSSES PUT FORWARD IN THE CASE PRESENTED BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT TO THE TRIBUNAL OF ARBITRATION AT GENEVA DRAFT OF ARTICLE PROPOSED BY HER MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES….North America No 8 (1872). C548. 1pp• CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING THE GENEVA ARBITRATION. North America No 9 (1872). C566. iv + 48pp• CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE TRIBUNAL OF ARBITRATION AT GENEVA. North America No 10 (1872). C570. 12pp• ARGUMENT OR SUMMARY SHOWING THE POINTS, AND REFERRING TO THE EVIDENCE RELIED UPON BY THE GOVERNMENT OF HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY IN ANSWER TO THE CLAIMS OF THE UNITED STATES: PRESENTED TO THE TRIBUNAL OF ARBITRATION…North America No 11 (1872). C571. 91pp• ARGUMENT OF THE UNITED STATES DELIVERED TO THE TRIBUNAL OF ARBITRATION AT GENEVA…North America No 12 (1872). C531. 193pp. Library mark to 1 page.Bound volume for 1873• ADDITIONAL ARTICLE TO THE TREATY BETWEEN HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY AND THE UNITED STATES OF MAY 8, 1871. SIGNED AT WASHINGTON, JANUARY 18, 1873. C736. 1pp• PROTOCOL OF A CONFERENCE HELD AT WASHINGTON, JUNE 7, 1873. North America No12 (1873). C775. 1pp• PAPERS RELATING TO THE PROCEEDINGS OF ARBITRATION AT GENEVA. Part I. PROTOCOLS, CORRESPONDENCE, &c. North America No 1 (1873). C688. vii + 401pp.• PAPERS RELATING TO THE PROCEEDINGS OF ARBITRATION AT GENEVA. Part II.CONTAINING THE AWARD OF THE TRIBUNAL., North America No 2 (1873). C689. iv + 258pp.• NORTH-WEST AMERICAN WATER BOUNDARY. CASE OF THE GOVERNMENT OF HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY, SUBMITTED TO THE ARBITRATION AND AWARD OF HIS MAJESTY THE EMPEROR OF GERMANY. North America No 3 (1873). iv + 41pp• NORTH-WEST AMERICAN WATER BOUNDARY. MEMORIAL ON THE CANAL DE HARO AS THE BOUNDARY LINE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…. North America No 4 (1873). 36pp• NORTH-WEST AMERICAN WATER BOUNDARY. SECOND AND DEFINITIVE STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT OF HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY, SUBMITTED TO HIS MAJESTY THE EMPEROR OF GRAFITI. …. North America No 5 (1873). 17 + xxxiv pp• NORTH-WEST AMERICAN WATER BOUNDARY. REPLY OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE CASE OF THE GOVERNMENT OF HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY, PRESENTED TO HIS MAJESTY THE EMPEROR OF GERMANY, AS ARBITRATOR…North America No 6 (1873). 45pp• NORTH-WEST AMERICAN WATER BOUNDARY. MAPS ANNEXED TO THE CASE OF THE GOVERNMENT OF HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY, SUBMITTED TO THE ARBITRATION AND AWARD OF HIS MAJESTY THE EMPEROR OF GERMANY. North America No 7 (1873). 5 large folding maps.• NORTH-WEST AMERICAN WATER BOUNDARY. MAPS ANNEXED TO THE MEMORIAL AND REPLY OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, SUBMITTED TO THE ARBITRATION AND AWARD OF HIS MAJESTY THE EMPEROR OF GERMANY. North America No 8 (1873). 14 folding maps.• NORTH-WEST AMERICAN WATER BOUNDARY. CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING THE AWARD OF THE EMPEROR OF GERMANY IN THE MATTER OF THE BOUNDARY LINE BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES. North America No 9 (1873). 12pp• PROTOCOL SIGNED AT WASHINGTON ON THE 10th OF MARCH, 1873, DEFINING THE BOUNDARY LINE THROUGH THE CANAL DE HARO, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AWARD OF THE EMPEROR OF GERMANY. OF OCTOBER 21, 1872. North America No 10 (1873). 3pp• CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING THE "LAFAYETTE", CAPTURED AND DESTROYED BY THE "ALABAMA". North America No 11 (1873) 5ppBound volume for 1874• CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES RESPECTING THE COMMUNICATION TO OTHER GOVERNMENTS OF THE RULES OF THE TREATY OF WASHINGTON. North America No 1 (1874) C1012. 21pp. Library mark on title â€¢ REPORT BY HER MAJESTY'S AGENT OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND AWARDS OF THE MIXED COMMISSION ON BRITISH AND AMERICAN CLAIMS…North America No 2 (1874). xii + 757pp• PAPERS RESPECTING THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE MIXED CLAIMS COMMISSION AT WASHINGTON. North America No 3 (1874). vi + 128pp• CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO THE NEGOTIATIONS FOR A • RECIPROCITY TREATY BETWEEN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES, C1060. 24pp.

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        [Drop-title]: Report on [Sugar Canes in] New Caledonia

      44 very finely hand-colored lithographed plates of sugar cane stems, each numbered & captioned in manuscript and signed by the artist Mrs. Maley de C. Moon. 11 pp. of text. Large 4to, orig. buff wrappers (dust soiled, spine torn, & stitching loose) with a contemporary manuscript inscription on upper cover (see below). N.p.: no publisher, n.d. [but New Caledonia (?) & Vacoas, Mauritius: Privately Printed, before 24 April 1871]. An extremely rare -- especially when complete, like our copy -- and finely illustrated work on the varieties of sugar cane cultivated on New Caledonia, an archipelago belonging to France, 750 miles east of Australia in the Pacific Ocean. We have located five other copies (National Library of Australia, State Library of New South Wales, Alexander Turnbull Library, Kew, and the Natural History Museum, London). All of them seem to lack a complete set of the lithographed plates (the Alexander Turnbull Library has only twelve plates and the copy at Kew is accompanied by the original drawings; the other located copies seem to have no plates). The upper wrapper bears the following contemporary inscription: "Sugar Canes collected in New Caledonia in 1869, 1870 for the Colony of Mauritius by J. Caldwell. Drawn from nature and on stone, and painted by Mad. M. de C. Moon. Printed by J. Caldwell. Vacoas [Mauritius]: 1873." Also inscribed on the upper wrapper, in the same hand, is: "Lady Stevenson." The sugar crisis of 1860 in the Indian Ocean island of Réunion, caused by a world-wide fall in the price of sugar and the ravages of a cane disease, motivated thousands of skilled and unskilled sugar workers and planters to migrate to New Caledonia in the following years. In 1869 Caldwell was dispatched by "the Chamber" of the government of Mauritius to study the sugar industry of New Caledonia and bring back sugar cane specimens. He observed that New Caledonian production of sugar, though one of the archipelago's principal foodstuffs, was barely sufficient for the requirements of locals (some of whom resorted to cannibalism to make up for nutritional deficits). Caldwell engaged Mrs. Moon, his companion and a resident of New Caledonia, to execute the original paintings and prepare them for lithography. Maley de C. Moon was a natural history artist whose "talent for drawing is quite remarkable," producing "exquisite drawings of island flowers" (Cheke & Hume, Lost Land of the Dodo, 2008, quoting Pfeiffer, 1861). Mrs. Moon's husband William had died in 1862, and thereafter she associated with James Caldwell, travelling with him to islands in the Indian Ocean, New Caledonia, Australia and India, where she died in 1880. As Mrs. Moon lived on New Caledonia, it seems likely that the plates were actually lithographed and hand-colored there. If the plates were prepared and printed in New Caledonia, this would have been a very remarkable achievement: based on Caldwell's description, it seems to have been in those early days of colonization one of the worst places on earth. The accompanying text was most probably printed at Vacoas, Mauritius. Caldwell reviews the history of New Caledonia from its earliest days of colonization in 1840, and the state of the sugar industry, which was at the time "on a very small scale," with only one working sugar house. He describes the enormous difficulties experienced -- drought, lack of capital, devastation caused by swarms of locusts, inadequate labor, etc. -- on the islands to grow and process cane. In the appendix (pages 9-11), he lists all the 44 varieties of canes that he collected for the government in Mauritius, with carefully observed details. Each is accompanied by an exquisite lithographed illustration, finely handcolored. With the manuscript captions, each one has the appearance of an original botanical watercolor. Lady Stevenson, to whom this copy was evidently presented, was presumably the widow of Sir William Stevenson, the governor-general of Mauritius between 1857 and 1863. Small stain on plate 32, otherwise in fine and fresh condition, preserved in a blue morocco-backed box. The copy at the Mitchell Library of the State Library of New South bears a note stating that they received the 11-page pamphlet on the 24th of April 1871. .

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      Chicago: Knight & Leonard, Printers, n.d. (ca 1871)., 1871. 8vo. 14 1/2" x 22" sheet, black and white map on one side, the other side has twelve panels of time tables, printed in black and white. The handsome map is of the Eastern U. S. with rail points of Bangor, Maine, Boston and New York and showing the railroad's routes and connections both East and West. The route moves westward to Kearney, Nebraska and south to Galveston, Texas, with all states defined including Indian Territory, Dakota Territory, Kansas, and a bit of Texas. There is also an inset map of the railroad route and connections throughout the Northwestern U.S. This brochure is identified as Form 2, E.P.W. and is in excellent condition. A fine copy.

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        Map of the Bays, Harbors and Rivers around New York

      New York: published by M. Dripps, 1871. Provenance: Thomas H. Kane (early ink stamp to lower right corner). Lithographic map, with full period hand-colour, on fine paper (old folds with some browning, expert repairs and occasional facsimile work). Sheet size: 33 1/4 x 28 3/8 inches. An attractive map of Manhattan and its surroundings. As the title suggests, this map concentrates on physical landmarks and features of the land and sea "Showing the channels, soundings, lighthouses, buoys &c. and the complete topography of the surrounding country; including Hemstead, Sandy-Hook, South-Amboy, Newark, Yonkers, N. Rochelle & Glencove". The title goes on to note that the map is "Based on the trigonometrical survey, executed in 1856, for the Harbor Commissioners of New York, by A.D. Bache Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Survey", but is at pains to point out that "The surveys of the cities, townships, railways, canals, roads, etc. are entirely original, & have been carefully revised & completed to date". "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.70.

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        Jüdische Dogmen. Offenes Sendschreiben and den Herrn Dr. Ignatz Hirschler, Eigenthümer des "Izraelita Közlöny." Von --

      L. Aigner, Pest 1871 - First edition. Old entry of ownership (Schulhof) on titlepage. In contemporary paper. VIII, 40 p. A very important and early compilation of the "official" thoughts about the religious principles of Judaism of the Hungarian Neolog Jewry. Written after the 1868 Jewish Congress, the so-called Schism in Hungarian Jewry. The congress was held in order to establish a national representative organisation of the Hungarian Jewry initiated by the Hungarian government, but resulted the institutional division of the Jewry into the Orthodox, Neolog (Reform) and "Status Quo" factions. In this "response" Löw summarises the principles of the Jewish religion in exegetical, philosophical, theological, historical, ritual, pedagogical-didactical and liturgical aspects. Leopold Löw (Judah Leib; 1811-1875) was the most important Hungarian Neolog Rabbi of the 19th century, served in Pápa and Szeged. He was one of the chief figures of the emancipation of the Hungarian Jewry. As rabbi he was the first who held the sermons in Hungarian, already in 1840s, his sermons in Hungarian were published in 1870 which was the first publication of such collection in Hungarian. Ignatz Hirschler (Ignác; 1823-1891) was a pioneer of ophthalmology in Hungary, member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He was the president of the Jewish Community of Pest, Hungary's leading Neolog community. Served as the president of the Hungarian Physicians Association and published numerous scientific articles on innovative ophthalmologic methods in Hungarian and German medical journals. First edition. Old entry of ownership (Schulhof) on titlepage

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        The Chess Journal: Devoted to the Interests of Caissa No 1 August 1870; No II, August 15th, 1870; No 3, September 1st, 1870 Volume I [Second edition]; No IV, September 15th 1870; No V October 1st, 1870; No 6 October 15th, 1870 [Second edition]; No VII November 1st 1870; No VIII November 15th 1870

      Dubuque, Iowa: O. A. Bronson Jr, 1871. (CHESS) 8vo. Pp.13 (last page text printed on inside back wrapper, small photograph tipped in); Pp. [2], [15]-24 (18 printed in red); Pp. [12] (page numbering confused, self wrappers), this last interfiled with previous issue; Pp. [37]-52; Pp. [53]- 64; Pp. 12 (self wrappers); Pp. 12 (self wrappers); Pp.16 (self wrappers). Illustrations of chess boards. Disbound, with front wrapper only for yearly volume, wrappers for Parts II, IV and V bound in, several parts in self wrappers. Title browned, losses in lower outer margin from gnawing, browning of some leaves, else very good . First volume of this chess journal. The early volumes were called "Dubuque Chess Journal" and "Brownson's Chess Journal," then in 1876 the title was changed to "The American Chess Journal "and then in 1877 returned to "Chess Journal."¶ The portrait photograph is inserted between a problem by Edward H. Courtnay and problems by Ludwig von Bilou

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        Essai de Commentaire des Fragments Cosmogoniques de Bérose : d'après les Textes cunéiformes et les Monuments de l'art Asiatique

      Paris: Maisonneuve et Ce.. Very Good. 1871. Hardcover. Number 102 of only 200 copies. Bibliographic note to front fly. Quarter cloth to marbled boards. A nice, clean, tight copy. ; 8vo ; 576 pages .

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        The photographic world. Volume I

      Philadelphia: Benerman & Wilson 8vo (24.7 cm, 9.75"). viii, 8, 384 pp.; 13 plts.. 1871 American photographic incunable: the premier volume of this journal from the early days of professional photography, supervised by one of the most prominent photographers of the day. Wilson (1838–1903), one of the organizers of the National Photographic Association, was the editor of the Philadelphia Photographer and held the official license for photography at the Centennial Exhibition World's Fair. Collected here are all 12 monthly issues of the 1871debut of his addition to the Philadelphia Photographer, prefaced by a biographical sketch of George W. Childs written by James Parton. This periodical covers all the latest technical advances, tips on tricky procedures and techniques, discussions of the challenges of pursuing a career in photography (made clear here is that capturing children on film has always been frustrating!), methods for developing an artistic eye and sense of composition, and many other topics of interest to the dedicated photographer — with regular dashes of trade humor. The volume is => illustrated with 13 photographic plates: portraits, landscapes, copies of artworks, etc., intended to offer interesting and practical lessons in particular aspects of the art. In addition, a number of in-text wood engravings depict aspects of composition and pieces of equipment. Recent black moiré silk, spine with gilt-stamped title; new, archival guard tissues opposite photographs. Title-page and a number of others institutionally rubber-stamped. Pages gently age-toned, a few outer margins with small chips. First few leaves with inner margins reinforced, one later leaf with inner and lower margins thus; four leaves with small burn mark. First plate with short edge tear touching frame (only) of image and with small chip to upper outer corner of image; two darker plates (the two using Woodbury's Patent Process) with slight bloom, sepia-toned plates all clean and beautiful. Perfectly captures the state of the art.

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