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        A Swamp Sparrow by Audubon

      1871 - Print. Swamp Sparrow, [1871]. 11 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. framed. Best known for his seminal Birds of America, Audubon's prints are among the world's most recognized images.

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
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        A Cuvierian principle in palaeontology tested by evidences of an extinct leonine marsupial (Thylacoleo carnifex)

      London: Taylor & Francis, 1871. <p>Owen, Richard (1804-92). A Cuvierian principle in palaeontology tested by evidences of an extinct leonine marsupial (Thylacoleo carnifex). Offprint from Philosophical Transactions 161 (1871). [2], 213-266pp. 4 lithographed plates. 275 x 211 mm. Disbound. Very good copy. Inscribed by Owen on the title: &#147;Prof. Rupert Jones NGS with the author&#146;s best regards.&#148; </p><p>First Edition, Offprint Issue. Thylacoleo carnifex, or the &#147;marsupial lion,&#148; was a carnivorous marsupial that lived in Australia between 2 million and 46 thousand years ago; it was first described in 1859 by Owen in his &#147;On the fossil mammals of Australia, part I&#148; (Phil. Trans. 149: 309-322). Owen classified the extinct animal as a carnivore based on the structure of its lower jaw, but other naturalists, including William Flower and Hugh Falconer, disagreed, and &#147;the issue of the carnivorousness of Thylacoleo carnifex became one of the bitterest paleontological controversies of the 1860s. Falconer denounced Owen&#146;s line of reasoning as &#145;facile&#146; and Owen&#146;s Darwinian foes, in particular the zoologist W. H. Flower, at the time conservator of the Hunterian Museum, joined in the highly personal attack . . . Owen yielded nothing, turning the controversy into a test case of Cuvierian functionalism and issuing a separate booklet on the controversy: A Cuvierian Principle in Palaeontology, Tested by Evidences of an Extinct Leonine Marsupial (Thylacoleo carnifex)&#148; (Rupke, pp. 86-87). It appears that this &#147;separate booklet&#148; is in fact the offprint of the fourth part of Owen&#146;s &#147;On the fossil mammals of Australia&#148; (Phil. Trans. 161 [1875]: 213-266), as this is the title that appears on the leaf following the offprint title-page, and the pagination of the separate offprint is identical to that of the article in the Philosophical Transactions. </p><p>Owen presented this copy to British paleontologist Thomas Rupert Jones (1811&#150;1911), the editor of Lartet and Christy&#146;s Reliquiae Aquitanicae (1875), which recorded the discovery of Cro-Magnon man. Rupke, Richard Owen, Victorian Naturalist, pp. 85-87.</p>

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      Adrien Delahaye, edt. Paris, 1871 - . 22 cm. 2 h., 78 pág. [Sigue, del mismo autor:] CONTRIBUTION A L'ÉTUDE DE LA SCLÉROSE DIFFUSE PÉRI-ÉPENDYMAIRE. Id. Id. 1870. 39 pág. 1 litografía plegada. [Sigue:] VIRCHOW, R. DU TYPHUS FAMÉLIQUEET DE QUELQUES MALADIES VOISINES. Trad. por Henri Hallopeau. Reinwald. Paris, 1868. 53 pág. Dedicatoria autógrafa del traductor. Tres obras encuadernadas en un vol. en media piel, nervios. Neurologia i cervell Libros modernos a partir de 1830 francés

      [Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré]
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        An den Pforten der Ewigkeit Ein Blick in den Himmel

      Driemel und Sohn, 1871. kartoniert, altersbedingt guter Zustand, Einband hat Gebrauchsspuren, Seiten sauber, Seiten altersgemäß vergilbt, 172 S., 13*20 cm.

      [Bookseller: ralfs-buecherkiste]
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        (Einbandtitel). 48 montierte Orig.-Photographien von "G. J." (31), "N. D." [d.i. Napoleon Dufeu] (9) u. Marius Bar, Toulon (8). Alle in der Platte signiert bzw. monogrammiert oder mit Prägestempel, meist bezeichnet sowie nummeriert. 2 Bände. Frankreich, etwa 1893 bis 1897. Quer-4to. (ca. 23,5 x 33,5 cm). Rote Leinenbände d. Zt. mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel.

      . . Seltene, umfassende Zusammenstellung eines großen Teils der französischen Kriegs- u. vor allem Panzerschiffe des ausgehenden 19. Jahrhunderts, meist der Dritten Republik seit 1871. Unter den Panzerschiffen sind bedeutsam: "Redoutable" (1873), "Amiral Duperre" (1879), "Richelieu" (1884), "Le Formidable", "Le Neptune", "Le Trident" u.a. Es tauchen aber auch kleinere Schiffe auf wie die Contre Torpilleurs "La Lande", "Le Vantour", "Le Condor", die Torpedoboote "Le Kabile" u. "La Dragonn", das Avisoschiff "Milan" sowie das Schulschiff "L'Iphigenie". - Fünf der Photos von "G. J." zeigen russische Schiffe, die im Oktober 1893 als "Escadre Russe a Toulon" aufgenommen worden sind: "Empereur Nicolas I.", "Souvenir d'Azof", "Amiral Nahkimoff", das Segelschiff "Rynda" sowie das Torpedoboot "Teretz". - Marius Bar (1862-1930) war seit 1886 als selbstständiger Photograph in Toulon tätig u. hat sich in den 90er Jahren vor allem auf Marinedarstellungen im zweitwichtigsten französischen Kriegshafen spzialisiert (3 Photos in der Platte datiert "97"). Er ist mit vielen Abb. u.a. in dem seit 1897 erscheinenden Jahrbuch "Les flottes de combat" sowie der Zeitschrift "L'Illustration" vertreten. Sein Atelier existiert heute noch. - Napoleon Dufeu hat u.a. ein Album zur Weltausstellung von 1889 (Eiffelturm!) herausgegeben. - "G. J." ist vertreten mit seinen Nummern 7070, 7074, 7075, 7078, 7079 (doppelt), 7080, 7083, 7086-7089, 7095, 7098, 7147, 7191, 7193, 7195-7197, 7199, 7296, 7298, 7299, 7302, 7303, 7307, 7320, 7331 sowie unleserlich (2). - Napoleon Dufeu ist vertreten mit Nr. 513, 520, 550, 555, 557-559, 576 u. 583, Marius Bar mit 1600, 1629, 1666, 1688 sowie 4 nicht nummerierten. Vgl. Huille: Une institution maritime: la maison Marius Bar in: Neptunia no. 205 (1997), S. 3-10. - Einbände gering fleckig. Gering stockfleckig. Wenige Photos in den oberen Ecken etwas oxidiert. Insgesamt gut erhalten.

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        The experiences of a planter in the jungles of Mysore.

      London, Chapman and Hall, 1871.2 volumes. Contemporary half calf (new endpapers), spines gilt. With 2 tinted lithographed frontispieces, map, and 5 lithographs (4 tinted). X,(1),327; XI,(1),355 pp.* First edition. - Robert Henry Elliot (1837-1914) sailed for India in 1855. 'Elliot's experiences of growing coffee in the jungles of Mysore in the second half of the nineteenth century make for some curious reading. .. At times his observations are a bit unfocused and poorly organized, but in the main they are strangely interesting' (Riddick 324). From the contents: My native neighbours, Native character-private relations of life, Native character-current and written opinions, Bribery, Caste, Religion, Education, Native agriculture, Coffee-planting, Cinchona-planting, Cardamom-planting, Tea, cotton, silk, sandal-wood, rhea-grass, Colonisation, On learning native languages by ear, Native labourers, Sundry instances of our imperfect Indian information. The fine tinted lithographs by Vincent Brooks, Day and Son. Ltd, depict: Bartchinhulla bungalow, the principal castes in Munzerabad, Munzerabad tody drawers, Munzerabad agricultural classes, group of Munzerabad natives, and a Toda woman and guide. - Fine copy of a very rare 19th century illustrated book on India.Von Hünersdorff, Coffee, p.464.

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan BESTEBREURTJE]
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        The Conscript or,

      London -Ward, Lock and Co., 1871. London -Ward, Lock and Co., 1871 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An English translation of the duo Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian&#39;s historical novel about the French war of 1813. Translated by H. W. Dulcken. The front board bears the title Thornbury Grammar School. Condition: In a calf binding. Externally smart, joints are slightly worn. Internally, sound, bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Forest House

      London - Sampson Low, Son and Marston, 1871. London - Sampson Low, Son and Marston, 1871 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce copy of these stories from French writers Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian. Erckmann-Chatrian was the name used by French authors mile Erckmann (18221899) and Alexandre Chatrian (18261890), nearly all of whose works were jointly written. They specialised in military fiction and ghost stories in a rustic mode, applying to the Vosges mountain range and the Alsace-Lorraine region techniques inspired by story-tellers from the Black Forest. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding. Externally sound, though with some light bumping and a few marks. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some tidemarks and scattered light spotting. Overall: GOOD..

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        I. Vie militaire et religieuse au Moyen Age et a lépoque de la Renaissance. II: Moeurs, usages et costumes au Moyen Age et a l epoque de la Rennaissance. III. Les arts au Moyen Age et a l epoque de la Rennaissance. IV: XVIII me Siècle institutions, usages et costumes France 1700 - 1789.

      Paris, 1871 - 4 Bände. Paris, 1871 - 1875. 577, 599, 544 + 518 S. Uniform blindgeprägte Lederbände auf vier Bünden. 5. Auflage. Jeder Band mit zahlreichen Holzschnitten und farbigen Chromolithografien. - Eines der umfangreichsten Werke zur Renaissance und des 18. Jahrhunderts. - Eine Fundgrube kunstgeschichtlicher Abbildungen und Abhandlungen. - Die blindgeprägten uniform gebundenen Lederbände aufwendig mit ornamentalen und floralen Mustern gestaltet. - Leicht berieben, zwei Bände rückseitig etwas wasserrandig, keine Wasserspuren im Buch, insgesamt repräsentative Bände von schöner Erhaltung. Französisch Uniform blindgeprägte Lederbände auf vier Bünden.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1871. Holandesa. La Foto-Tipografia reproduzco 1605 copias para Espana y 1000 para las demas Naciones. La primera edicion del Ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha, en Facsimile, despues de 266 anos y publicada por su inventor el coronel Don Francisco Lopez Fabra. 20x27. 2 tomos. 2h+12h+312f+8h ; 2h+8h+280f+4h. Esta Obra le falta un tercer y cuarto volumen que fue para enriquezer la Obra Cervantina. La presente Obra es completa respecto al Quijote. Edicion rarissima y numerada. Dificil en comercio.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Mark Twain's (burlesque) autobiography and first romance.

      Sheldon & Company [1871], New York - First edition, first state (without the advert on verso of title), slim 12mo, 47-[48]pp., illus. in text; spine ends and corners worn, else a very good copy in orig. terra cotta cloth lettered in gilt on upper cover. Clemens' third book. BAL 3326. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        The Illustrated Natural History. 3 Volumes. Volume I: Mammalia. Volume II: Birds. Volume III: Reptiles, Fishes, Molluscs Etc

      George Routledge and Sons, London 1871 - vii, 800pp; 786pp; 810pp. New designs by Wolf, Zwecker, Coleman, Wood, Neal, Tuffen West, etc. Engraved by the Brothers Dalziel. Published between 1871-1872. Bound by Ramage, London. VG : in very good condition with marbled eps, gauffered edges and dentelles. Some minor rubbing to outer joints and corners. Aeg. Inscription on fep of volume I [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Hoe ik taalmeester werd. Reisherinneringen. Een souvenir, zijn vrienden hier en elders aangeboden.Rotterdam, W.Wenk, [1871]. 8vo. Wth full-page lithographed author's portrait and 13 full-page lithographed plates (11 tinted and 2 in black and white, all by P. Blommers (The Hague)). Blank paper wrappers with pasted photocopied original front wrapper.

      Not in Bastin & Brommer; Tiele, Bibl. Original account of a voyage from Amsterdam, to England, the Cape, Java, China (Macao), and the Philippines. These travel recollections were written by Teunis Hermanus Philips, who was a teacher in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian language in Rotterdam. In the preface the author says he wrote this work because he was persuaded by his friends who wanted a 'souvenir' to remember him later. Philips sailed of from the harbour of Amsterdam to Portsmouth, England, the Cape and Java. Before the coast of Bali they were shipwrecked. All passengers had to leave the ship and were brought to the mainland. Because of fear of the Balinese pirates the captain commanded the crew to be armoured. The plates a.o. show the shipwreck on the coast of Bali, Singapore, the author's captivity by the Malayans, a view of the island Basilan, an attack by highwaymen, a view of the island Romblon, the attack on the fortress of Maloesoe and the pirate island Balanguingui. At the end four pages with three songs are present of which one is the anthem of Manilla. Good uncut copy.

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        The Illustrated Natural History. 3 Volumes. Volume I: Mammalia. Volume II: Birds. Volume III: Reptiles, Fishes, Molluscs Etc

      London George Routledge and Sons 1871. VG : in very good condition with marbled eps, gauffered edges and dentelles. Some minor rubbing to outer joints and corners. Aeg. Inscription on fep of volume I [New Edition] Morocco gilt 260mm x 170mm (10" x 7"). vii, 800pp; 786pp; 810pp. New designs by Wolf, Zwecker, Coleman, Wood, Neal, Tuffen West, etc. Engraved by the Brothers Dalziel. Published between 1871-1872. Bound by Ramage, London.

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        Mark Twain's Pleasure Trip on the Continent - The Complete Work Previously Issued Under the Title of "The Innocents Abroad" and the "New Pilgrim's Progress"

      John Camden Hotten, London 1871 - In 1871 a number of works by this author were presented to the London public under various titles: "Screamers," "Eye-openers," "A Burlesque Autobiography," and "A Pleasure Trip on the Continent." All these books were published through Messrs. Hotten and were not authorized by the author. This is one of these publications. Red boards in edge-worn condition and with some surface damage. Hinges are cracked but binding is holding. 256pp plus 259pp in 1 volume with ads at front and "Very Important New Books, Special List for 1871" at rear. Some age-discolouration of contents with previous owner's name on top of title page and a stain at base of title page. Touch of foxing throughout. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Imp el Porvenir. I. López Editor. - Barcelona. 46Pág+2h+174Pág+64 pág. 25x18. 1871. Obra con Grabados al Cromo e ilustraciones. Los principios del Comunismo, las jornadas y proceso de la comuna. Continua: Proceso de la Commune de París (28 revistas). Bella Obra Historica. Ref 5.5 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Les fleurs du mal. München, Hans von Weber 1910-11. 4to. 242 S. Orig.-Pergamentbd. mit Rückentitel u. reicher Rückenvergoldung, umlaufenden Deckelfileten, Signet auf Vorderdeckel, Kopfgoldschnitt. (Signiert Carl Sontag jun., Leipzig).

      . . 5. Hundertdruck. Charles Baudelaire bereitete sein Gedichtbuch "Les Fleur du Mal" lange vor, immer von neuem auswählend, prüfend, verbessernd. Als 1871 die erste Auflage dieses Buches erschien, wurde es sogleich durch den ihm gemachten Prozeß rasch bekannt. Der Dichter war zu 300 francs Geldstrafe verurteilt und die Unterdrückung von sechs Gedichten durch das Urteil angeordnet worden. In 100 numerierten Exemplaren auf Bütten erschienen. - Rodenberg 410-11.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schmidt & Günther Einzelunte]
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        Handskrevet digt pa 3 vers i poesibog.

      . "1. Tillykke med de 16 aar / og med de lange Kjoler; - Ak, ja, i Mindet om sin Vaar/ man siden til sig soler. - 2. Ved Sommertid, I Höstens Blaest, naar Sne paa Ho'edet falder, sit Foraar husker man dog bedst, den lykkelige Alder. - 3. En Hilsen derfor kun De faar, ej Önskers store Maengde; De har jo nok i 16 Aar og Kjolens Stolte Laengde.<br>November [18] 87. J. Krohn". Indbundet i fuldstaendigt fejlfrit rödt flöjl med helt guldsnit og med et sammenslynget E.S pa et forkromet skjold pa forpermen. * Poesibogen har tilhört Ellen Elisa Södermann f. 12. november 1871 og konfirmeret 9. oktober 1887, hvor hun har modtaget den som gave. Medfölger hendes dabsbog med 2 visitkortfotos af foraeldrene - et visitkortfoto af Johan Krohn - samt 2 visitkortfotos af hende selv - et som ca. 6 arig og et som konfirmand. Forfatteren Johan Krohns navn blev udödeliggjort med udgivelsen af Peters Jul, der udkom anonymt i 1866 med illustrationer af broderen Pietro Krohn og vennen Otto Haslund og herefter genudgivet et utal af gange, og som stadig betragtes som en af de vaesenligste danske börneböger udgivet nogen sinde..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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      Alexander Moore, Boston 1871 - 4to. 71 pp. Half-title. 10 mounted albumen photographs attributed to John Payson Soule with red captions, tissue guards; 3 wood-engravings in text. Original blue cloth with front cover & spine decorated in black & gilt, rear cover with same design in blind, AEG. A near fine copy (light wear to extremities; offsetting from laid-in bookseller's receipt dated 1960 internally clean; the photographs are strong) "Kneeland took pains to get reliable information and present it with more than ordinary care. The photographic illustrations are excellent and include some unusual views" - Farquhar 10a. (Cowan II pg. 333; Currey & Kruska 225) Next day shipping. Celebrating our 17th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Nivellir-Instrumente des mathematisch-mechanischen Institutes von F. W. Breithaupt & Sohn in Cassel, ihre Beschreibung, Prüfung und Berichtigung, sowie Anwendung.

      Kassel, Kay, 1871.. (30 x 23,5 cm). VIII, 57 (2) S. Mit 11 lithographierten Tafeln. Halbleinwandband der Zeit. (Magazin von den neuesten mathem. Instrumenten).. Einzige Ausgabe. - Börsch (1817-1890), Trigonometer bei der kurhessischen Landesaufnahme und später Chef am kgl. preußischen geodätischen Institut in Berlin, beschreibt hier die Nivellierinstrumente mit festem bzw. umklappbarem oder drehbarem Fernrohr und Libelle sowie deren Prüfung und Anwendung. - "Die sinnreichen Constructionen der von ihm (F. W. Breithaupt) gelieferten Instrumente, verbunden mit solidem und gefälligem Bau derselben, verbreiteten seinen Ruf, führten ihm zahlreiche Aufträge zu und erhoben seine Werkstätte zu einer der geachtetsten ihres Faches und ihrer Zeit, welchen Rang sie unter seinem Sohne und Nachfolger fortwährend behauptet" (ADB III, 291). - Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt. Titel mit angefaserten Ausschnitten (ohne Textverlust). Einband bestoßen. Insgesamt gut erhalten. - Poggendorff IV, 146

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        Bewick's Select Fables of Aesop and Others. In Three Parts. I. Fables Extracted from Dodsley"s. II. Fables with REflections in Prose and Verse. III. Fables in Verse. To which are prefixed The Life of Aesop, and An Essay Upon Fable by Oliver Goldsmith. Faithfully reprinted from the Rare Newcastle Edition published by T. Saint in 1784.

      London, Bickers and Son. 1871 - Bewick, Thomas. Bewick's Select Fables of Aesop and Others. In Three Parts. I. Fables Extracted from Dodsley"s. II. Fables with REflections in Prose and Verse. III. Fables in Verse. To which are prefixed The Life of Aesop, and An Essay Upon Fable by Oliver Goldsmith. Faithfully reprinted from the Rare Newcastle Edition published by T. Saint in 1784. London, Bickers and Son. 1871. 4to. Red morroco. Gilt decoration with black inlays. 5 raised bands, gilt decoration with black inlays, black and gilt title piece. Silk tricolour headbands. All edges gilt. Gilt inner dentils, marbled end papers. Frontis portrait, half title, title, preface vii-xxix, Life of Aesop xxx -xxxvi, Essay Upon Fable xxxvii -xl. Pp312. 142 fables most with at least one illustration by Bewick, within a red printed border. Skillful reback retaining original spine, inner hinges strengthened. All pages and illustrations in excellent order throughout. The skillful beauty of Bewick illustrations with the fables from nature including Ants and Grasshopper, Trees and the Bramble, Hounds in Couples, Mercury and Woodman, Dog and the Crocodile, Angler and Philosopher. A very attractive book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atlas of Preble County Ohio

      C. O. Titus, Philadelphia 1871 - Second Edition. Hardcover. Folio (15.5"x12.5"). 49pp. 2 large folding maps. Brown cloth covered boards with black leather back strip. Front cover is stamped in blind with center gilt stamped title block. Atlas contains 24 colored maps and plans including a large folding map of Ohio and a United States Railroad map. Maps are clean and in good condition with occasional light scattered spots in the margins and blank sides. Slight edge wear at the bottom folds for the 2 folding maps. On the right front end sheet is an inscription "Sallie L. M. Kempel's Atlas of Preble County Ohio Presented by her Mother May 1884. Prymount Montgomery County Ohio - H H. Kempel July 20th, 1884 - Pearlie Brandenburg Troy, Miami County Ohio." On the back side of front end sheet is a large hand drawn illustration signed by H. H. Kempel. This Atlas was found with a number of ephemeral items inside includes: 16"x12" color lithograph Guardian Angel illustration. Illustration has edge wear;16"x10" 1874 Public Auction broadside. Broad side has edge wear and creases;1885 Musicale At The Opera-House, Monday Night, Feb 2, '85. Given by Mrs. D. W. Hughes' Music class Programme;17 page ledger;1885 9"x12" Almanac with color illustrated cover from the Brothers Drug Co. St. Louis1883-1884 Green Diary Almanac with the name Sallie Kempel written in pencil on cover;and a misc preprinted Attorney document. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Stedman, Brown & Lyon 1871 - Very nice atlas in original publishers black leather spine over decoratively stamped front and rear boards, front title in gilt, rear in blind. Front hinge cracked and just holding on, edges and corners rubbed. Interior is excellent with all maps near fine or fine. Those that are near fine just have a small black smudge/rub that could be from the pulling of the lithographs. All maps colored by hand and printed on one side and tipped into volume so even the two page maps are on one piece of paper. Great Boston map ! 94 pp plus business listings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atlas of Preble County Ohio

      Philadelphia: C. O. Titus, 1871. Philadelphia: C. O. Titus, 1871. Second Edition. Hardcover. Good. Second Edition. Hardcover. Folio (15.5"x12.5"). 49pp. 2 large folding maps. Brown cloth covered boards with black leather back strip. Front cover is stamped in blind with center gilt stamped title block. Atlas contains 24 colored maps and plans including a large folding map of Ohio and a United States Railroad map. Maps are clean and in good condition with occasional light scattered spots in the margins and blank sides. Slight edge wear at the bottom folds for the 2 folding maps. On the right front end sheet is an inscription "Sallie L. M. Kempel&#39;s Atlas of Preble County Ohio Presented by her Mother May 1884. Prymount Montgomery County Ohio - H H. Kempel July 20th, 1884 - Pearlie Brandenburg Troy, Miami County Ohio." On the back side of front end sheet is a large hand drawn illustration signed by H. H. Kempel. This Atlas was found with a number of ephemeral items inside includes: & & 16"x12" color lithograph Guardian Angel illustration. Illustration has edge wear;& 16"x10" 1874 Public Auction broadside. Broad side has edge wear and creases;& 1885 Musicale At The Opera-House, Monday Night, Feb 2, &#39;85. Given by Mrs. D. W. Hughes&#39; Music class Programme;& 17 page ledger;& 1885 9"x12" Almanac with color illustrated cover from the Brothers Drug Co. St. Louis& 1883-1884 Green Diary Almanac with the name Sallie Kempel written in pencil on cover;& and a misc preprinted Attorney document.

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        Autographed Letter Signed in French

      , 1871 1871. unbound. 2 pages (front and back), 8.5 x 5.25 inches, no place, September 22, 1871. Elegant letter signed "Cosima" by the daughter of Franz Liszt, second wife of Richard Wagner, and director of the Bayreuth Festival for 31 years. This letter thanks a friend for sending her clothing measurements and giving her carte blanche for both color and make of an item of clothing. She also writes that the children's maid has gone away leaving her to do the washing, hairdressing, clothing, playing, teaching, running up and down stairs like a rat (" lave, je coiffe, j'habille, je joue, j'enseigne, je cours comme un rat a travers les escaliers..."). She ends with a request for used foreign stamps for her daughter Loulou's collection. Natural folds; very good(+) condition.

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        THE HISTORY OF SAN JOSE AND SURROUNDING with Biographical Sketches of Early Settlers. Illustrated with Map and Engravings on Stone

      San Francisco: A. L. Bancroft & Co., 1871. San Francisco: A. L. Bancroft & Co., 1871. First edition. Hardcover. Mild wear to spine ends and corners, faint stain to bottom corner tips of first few leaves, else fine, including folding map.. xv, 537 pp. Illustrated with 4 lithographed plates, large folding map A very early and significant history of San Jose and the Santa Clara Valley - described by Cowan as "historically valuable." 7 appendices tabulate various historic legal concerns, including Colonial governors, land grants, boundaries, laws and regulations, etc. Rarely found in this condition. Cowan p. 259; Howes H63; Rocq 14036.

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        Contraband or A Losing Hazard

      Leipzig - Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1871. Leipzig - Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1871 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A smartly bound copy of this fictional work from Scottish novelist of the sporting-field and a poet, George John Whyte-Melville. Copyright edition, published merelya year after the first. George John Whyte-Melville achieved immediate success as a writer of fox-hunting stories with his first novel Digby Grand in 1854. Having served as a captain in the Coldstream Guards between 1846 and 1849, he volunteered as a major of irregular Turkish cavalry when the Crimean War began. His other works includeBones and I, or The Skeleton at Home and Brookes of Bridlemere. Condition: Rebound in a half calf binding with marbled boards and gilt design to the spine. Externally, a trifle rubbed to the boards and extremities. Internally, firmly bound, with lightly age toned leaves, and occasional instances of spotting. Overall: GOOD..

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        Atlas d'anatomie pathologique.

      Paris, Masson 1871 - 2 volumes in-4 [272 x 195 mm]. Collation : XI, 552 pp. / (4), (60), (8) pp., 60 planches. Demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs orné, tête dorée. (Reliure de l'époque.) Seule édition. Rare ouvrage d'anatomie pathologique. Texte d'Etienne Lancereaux, chef de clinique à l'Hôtel-Dieu de Paris et dessins de Lackerbauer. Les atlas de Cruveilhier et Lebert "sont des modèles difficiles à surpasser (.) mais ne peuvent que difficilement sortir des bibliothèques". Les auteurs ont cherché à donner, sous un petit volume, aux élèves et aux médecins, "un travail qui rappelle aux uns les études déjà faites, et qui guide les autres dans les études à faire." (Préface). Le premier volume est illustré par 51 figures dans le texte; l'atlas est illustré de 60 planches en couleur, chacune accompagnée d'une page explicative. Petites pointes de rousseurs à l'atlas. Bel exemplaire. Provenance : "Michel Rallière, médecin, à Augerolles, (Puy-de-Dôme)", cachet et signature datée de 1875. // You can browse all my books on

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        Stunden der Andacht Ein Gebet und Erbauungsbuch fur Israel Frauen und Jungfrauen

      Prague - Wolf Baicheles, 1871. Prague - Wolf Baicheles, 1871 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of thissingular Jewish prayer book in an interesting velvet binding, hand-embroidered with metal thread. Eighth edition. Subtitled: A Book of Prayer and Moral Uplift for Jewish Women and Girls, for use in personal and domestic prayer, as well as for all occasions in womens lives. In German. Although her prayer book for women, Stunden der Andacht (Hours of Devotion), first published in 1855, remained popular and widely-used until the middle of the twentieth century, little is known about its author, Fanny Neuda. Born in Eibenschitz, Moravia on March 6, 1819, Neuda was a member of a rabbinic family. This work, Stunden der Andacht(Prague, 1855) was written as &#39;a monument of living memories after her husband&#39;s death. A best-seller that ran into twenty-eight editions, it soon became the standard womens prayer book of its time. This is all the more remarkable because at the time of its publication in 1855 there already existed numerous examples of this form of literature, which had first appeared on the market at the beginning of the century. But in contrast to the earlier works, which were mainly composed by men, Fanny Neudas Stunden der Andacht was probably the first prayer book for Jewish women in the nineteenth century written by a woman. The sale record indicates the fulfillment of Fanny Neudas hope that her prayer texts, the fruits of a womans heart, would find an echo in the hearts of women. Apart from being composed in a particularly fervent and intimate style of prayer, the texts are characterized by a conservative theology and a middle-class morality typical of the time. Thus Fanny Neuda recommends that in bringing up Jewish girls the moral qualities of the German classics should be applied, as well as the deliberate encouragement of innate female religiosity; they should strive for ennoblement of the heart, enhancement and strengthening of religious feeling. Encouraged by her success, Fanny Neuda pursued her activities as an author, publishing stories that present the world and lives of Jewish women, always with a similar educational message of edification. She died in Merano, in the Italian Alps, on April 16, 1894. (jwa. org)Condition: In a velvet hand-embroidered binding. Externally attractive although a trifle rubbed, wear to head and tail of spine. The hinges have been reinforced. Internally, the majority of the textblock has come away from the binding and thebinding is tender, split in several places. Bright and clean. Each page has been amateurly reinforced at the gutter, occasionally rendering them difficult to open. Several closed tears. Overall: FAIR.

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        Die Welt in Bildern. Orbis Pictus. Bilderbuch zur Anschauung und Belehrung. 3 Bände (in 1 Band). Dritte durchgesehene Auflage.

      Leipzig, Ernst Julius Günther, o.J. (nach 1871).. Gr. 8°. Mit 92 kolorierten Stahlstichtafeln. 3 Bände (Abteilungen) in 1 Band. 1 Bl., 148 S., 2 Bl., 149 S., 204 S., 1 Bl. Violetter Orig.-Leinenband mit ornamentaler Deckelverzierung sowie Deckeltitel in Goldprägung. - "Dieses Bilderbuch soll kein Spielwerk sein, dazu ist es zu ernst; aber auch kein Lehrbuch, dazu ist es zu bunt und zu heiter; - sondern, was schon der Titel sagt, eine gemalte Welt, in welche die Kinder eingeführt werden, ein Abbild des Lebens, ein Leben im Kleinen, mit welchem die jungen Leute durch Wort und Bild bekannt gemacht werden sollen" (Vorwort). - Die prächtigen Stahlstichtafeln in kräftigem Kolorit zeigen Bilder zu verschiedensten Themen- und Lebensbereichen wie Familien- und häusliches Leben, Berufe, Stadtleben, Feldarbeit, Tierzucht, Jagd, Haustiere, Wildtiere, Pflanzen, Ballonfahrt, Sternkunde, Buchdruck, usw. sowie Naturgeschichte, Geographie, Länderkunde und Technik (Eisenbahn, Dampfmaschinen, Mikroskop, etc.).. Einband etwas berieben und gebleicht. Innen leicht stockfleckig. Insgesamt schönes und wohlerhaltenes Exemplar.

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        The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments

      London -Peacock, Mansfield and Britton, 1871. London -Peacock, Mansfield and Britton, 1871 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Alovely copy of the Bible, appointed to be read in churches. Featuring a frontispiece, vignette title,numerousattractiveWoodburytype illustrations throughout and some maps. A silk hand embroidered bookmark is loosely inserted. &#39;Translated out of the original tongues: and with the former translations diligently compared and revised by his majesty&#39;s special command&#39;. Condition: In a full morocco binding. Externally sound, thougha bitrubbed. The front hinge is strained but holding firm. Internally, firmly bound except for the front gathering which is slightly loose due to the front hinge. Generally bright and clean, with occasional handling marks. There are three ink inscriptions of previous owners to the front free-endpaper, dated 1882, 1905 and 1918. A lovely copy to own. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Les F?eries de la Science

      Paris - Garnier Frres, 1871. Paris - Garnier Frres, 1871 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. S. Henry Berthoud&#39;s Les Feries de la Science. Bound in half calf with gilt lettering and decoration. In French. With Alexander Day booksellers label on the front pastedown. Samuel Henry Berthoud (1804-1891). With numerous plates and in-text illustrations. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is some wear to the extremities, including bumping with some loss. Internally the pages are bright with background spotting on the first and last couple of pages and the occasional spots throughout. There is an ink inscription on the title page. Overall the condition is very good..

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        [Title in Japanese:] SÙyaku tsuzuriji-sho. Spelling book. [Edited by Gyoginshi Toyo.] [Translated by YÙyÝ Shisu.]

      Tokyo: [Binsei Kyosho], 1871. Tokyo: [Binsei Kyosho]. 1871. "12mo, pp. [58] including first and last leaf used as pastedowns, as issued; orig. blue wrappers printed and sewn in the Japanese manner, printed paper label on upper cover; some wear, dampstain entering text at bottom margins, but generally good or better, and preserving the original printed wrap-around sleeve. Spelling book in English, with a Japanese translation by YÙyÝ Shisui. Osaka Joshi Daigaiku Library, Selected Catalogue of Dutch and English Studies, B-5. NYPL only in OCLC."

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        The Window;

      London - Strahan and Co., 1871. London - Strahan and Co., 1871 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The Window; Or, The Songs of the Wrens is a song cycle by Arthur Sullivan with words by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Written in 186770, it was eventually published in 1871. With sheet music and lyrics together. First edition. There are multiple versions of the title: On the cover of the 1871 edition, the subtitle is given as &#39;The Loves of the Wrens&#39; (as with this edition), however, &#39;Songs of the Wrens&#39; is used on the title page and is the one generally used. Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS (1809- 1892) was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom during much of Queen Victoria&#39;s reign and remains one of the most popular poets in the English language. Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan MVO (1842 - 1900) was an English composer of Irish and Italian ancestry. He is best known for his series of 14 operatic collaborations with the dramatist W. S. Gilbert. The best known of his hymns and songs include &#39;Onward Christian Soldiers&#39; and &#39;The Lost Chord&#39;. Bound by Virtue and Co. with binder&#39;s label to rear pastedown. Condition: In a cloth binding with gilt decoration to front board. Externally, sound but with wear to extremities and with rubbing and marks to boards. With slight splitting to cloth to tail of spine. Rear hinge tender, almost detached, front hinge detachedfrom text block. Internally, binding strained with pages detached (all present). Bright but with slight scattered spotting and marks to pages. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        The Legends of Cheltenham and Gloucestershire

      Cheltenham - S. H. Brookes, 1871. Cheltenham - S. H. Brookes, 1871 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce copy of this volume of poetry by William Byrne. Being Sketches in Verse of the Tragic and Comic Tales of this Locality; Together with Humorous and other Poems, Sonnets, &c. With the bookplate of one Frank S. Garnick to thefront pastedown. Condition: In a half cloth binding with marbled boards. Externally, sound with some light rubbing and minor shelfwear in places. Hinges are strained. Internally, firmly bound. Some scattered spotting, heaviest to first and last few pages, otherwise a good copy with clean pages. Overall: GOOD..

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        Eranische Alterthumskunde. 3 Bände.

      Leipzig : Engelmann, 1871-1878. - 3 volume set. 22 cm.XII, 760p. XII, 632 p. IV, 863 p. marbled edges. in German. black leather with grey cloth spines & corners. 1. Bd. Geographie, Ethnographie und alteste Geschichte.--2. Bd. Religion, Geschichte bis zum Tode Alexanders des Grossen.--3. Bd. Geschichte, Staats- und Familienleben. Wissenschaft und Kunst. Mit vollstandingen Register uber alle drei Ba&#776;nde. slight wear to edges. yellowing to endpapers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arthur Probsthain]
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        Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany, and Alphabets

      London Robert John Bush 1871. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Covers rubbed, soiled and corners worn First Edition Decorated hardback board covers with brown cloth spine 210mm x 170mm (8" x 7"). [160pp]. Inscribed on fep by previous owner.

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        The Battle of Dorking:

      FONT>, 1871. FONT>, 1871 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An early edition of The Battle of Dorking: Reminiscences of a Volunteer. From Blackwood&#39;s Magazine, May1871. Written by Sir George Tomkyns Chesney (1830 - 1895), aBritish Army general. With original paper wraps bound in. First edition in book form. The Battle of Dorking: Reminiscences of a Volunteer is a 1871 novel by George Tomkyns Chesney, starting the genre of invasion literature and an important precursor of science fiction. Written just after the Prussian victory in the Franco-Prussian War, it describes an invasion of Britain by an unnamed country similar to Germany. The Battle of Dorking was first published as a serial in Blackwood&#39;s Magazine, then in pamphlet form before finally appearing as a novel. It went through several editions and engaged the interest of soldiers and politicians, as well as the reading public. Previous owner&#39;s bookplate to front pastedown. Condition: In a half calf binding with original paper wraps bound in. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities, stains and the odd mark to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with occasional scattered foxing and marks, in particularly to endpapers. Overall: GOOD.

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        Le chasseur d?alouettes au miroir et au fusil.

      Goin, Paris, s.d. (1871). In / 12 reliure demi - chagrin bordeaux, dos à nerfs à filets et titres dorés, 107 p., une planche, 13 figures dans le texte, un cul - de - lampe. Enrichi d'une lettre manuscrite de l'auteur adressée à l'auteur cynégétique le Commandant Garnier, qui aborda le sujet de la chasse aux alouettes et au miroir. Bel exemplaire enrichi d'une lettre de l'auteur. Faisait partie de la collection d'ouvrages de chasse du Commandant Garnier, auteur entre autre de "176 Anecdotes cynégétiques" & "Traité complet de la chasse des alouettes". Le présent exemplaire fut édité chez Goin, mais compte bien 107 pages de l'édition originale signalée par Thiebaud en col. 709. Français relié Bon état

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        Mrs Brown on the Battle of Dorking

      London - George Routledge and Sons, 1871. London - George Routledge and Sons, 1871 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition example of early Victorian science fiction, surrounded in comedy. Featuring an illustrated cover, with advertisements to the rear. Part of the Mrs Brown series, which also includes Mrs Brown at the Seaside, Mrs Brown at the Play, and Mrs Brown in America. Condition: Bound inoriginal illustrated paper wraps. Externally, a trifle rubbed, front board held by the cords only. Internally, binding is tender. Pages are bright with the occasional spot. Overall: GOOD. A rare survival..

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        Meyer's Neues Konversations-Lexikon. Neuer Stereotyp-Abdruck der Zweiten gänzlich umgearbeiteten Auflage. //

      Hildburghausen, Bibliographisches Institut, 1871;. 17 Bände; goldgepr. Halblederbände; Lex.-8°; Band 16 = Register; Band 17 = (sämtliche) Illustrationen //. Rücken einheitlich aufgehellt. Leder in gutem Zustand.

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        Original Watercolour View of the Glendalough Monastery in Ireland].

      1871 - [1871]. Watercolour on paper ca. 25,5x34,5 cm (9 ½ x 13 ½ in). Artist's signature "A.D.", slightly indistinct date and caption "Glendalough" in the lower corners. Traces of old mount on verso, minor foxing on the right margin, right lower corner slightly rubbed with the date faded, otherwise a very good watercolour. Attractive watercolour view of the 6th century monastic settlement in Glendalough, 50 km south of Dublin. The artist depicts Glendalough's famous stone arches, now covered with the overgrown grass and trees, and a ruin of the renowned Round Tower, here shown in its original state - before the reconstruction of 1876, when a conical roof was rebuilt with the original stones. The scene taken on a bright summer day features local peasants having a conversation near the arch. Full of light and air, it gives a wonderful impression of this medieval Irish Christian site. The artist was Irish watercolourist Augusta Drummond, an acquaintance of renowned poet and artist Edward Lear (18121-1888). She was born in Kilberry, Kildare, Ireland to Robert Verschoyle and Catherine Curtis. On 5th July 1878 she married Captain Alfred Manners Drummond, nephew of 6th Duke of Rutland, Captain of the Rifle Brigade, discriminating art collector, acquaintance and client of Edward Lear. The couple had a honeymoon trip to India in 1878, and subsequently travelled to continental Europe and Australia; the travel impressions were realized by Augusta in a series of skillful watercolours. One of them depicting Tasmania and titled "Browns River near Hobart Town" is now in the collection of the National Library of Australia.

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        Ralph the Heir

      London - Strahan and Co, 1871. London - Strahan and Co, 1871 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. This first edition fictional workexplores themes of love, class and corruption within parliamentary elections. Trollope was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. He wrote Ralph the Heir less than a year after the Beverley campaign, in which Trollope had campaigned for a seat within parliament. Although there are differences of detail between the fictional election at Percycross and the historical one at Beverley, the one was clearly based on the other. In his 1883 autobiography, Trollope wrote: Percycross and Beverley were, of course, one and the same place. Illustrated throughout by F. A. Fraser. Condition: In green morocco binding with marbled boards and gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, a trifle rubbed, light fading to the front board,with front joint starting. Front hinge is slightly strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound. pages are bright and generally clean with the occasional spot. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        RANG- UND QUARTIER-LISTE DER KÖNIGLICH PREUSSISCHEN ARMEE UND MARINE FÜR DAS JAHR 1870/71.- Nebst den Anciennetäts-Listen der Generalität und der Stabs-Offiziere der Armee und der Flagg- und Stabs-Offizeire der Marine.

      Berlin (Mittler), 1871.. XII, 1209 S. mit einem Faltblatt im Anhang mit der Übersicht der Armee-Einteilungen. Roter Saffian-Band der Zeit mit reicher Vergoldung (Preußischer Adler auf beiden Deckeln) und dreiseitigem Goldschnitt. makuliertes Bibliotheksex., Rücken etwas glattgerieben, sonst prächtige Erhaltung..

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        The Novels

      London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1871&#150;79. London: Richard Bentley & Son,, 1871&#150;79. Sense and Sensibility; Pride and Prejudice; Emma; Mansfield Park; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion; Lady Susan. 6 volumes, octavo. Contemporary blue half calf, marbled boards, raised bands to spines, titles and decorations to compartments gilt, red morocco label, marbled edges and endpapers. All volumes but Lady Susan with frontispieces, engravings by Greatbatch after Pickering. Boards just a little rubbed, a few minor marks to leather, very light foxing to prelims and endmatter. Front inner hinge in Emma cracked to lining, but still firm. An excellent set. A very handsomely bound set of the novels of Jane Austen. Richard Bentley first issued these books in his Standard Novels series in 1833, and the firm reissued them several times over the course of the century; this set consists of reprints of the &#39;New Editions&#39; published in 1870.

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        "Freches Mädchen" originales Aquarell auf auf Malkarton ca.29x24cm; unten links betitelt, monogrammiert und datiert "1923"

      . Walter Trautschold war ein deutscher Zeichner und Karikaturist, Bildnismaler und Bühnenbildner, Sohn des berühmten Schauspielers, Theater- und Filmregisseurs Gustav Trautschold (1871-1944), älterer Bruder der bekannten Schauspielerin und Kabarettistin Ilse Trautschold (1906-1991). Mitglied des berühmten Berliner Kabaretts "Die Katakombe", das am 10. Mai 1935 polizeilich geschlossen wurde und die Kabarettisten Werner Finck, Günther Lüders, Walter Gross, Walter Lieck, Heinrich Giesen und Walter Trautschold wenig später ins Konzentrationslager Esterwegenverbracht wurden. Er studierte an der Staatlichen Kunstgewerbeschule Berlin unter Eduard Suhr und lebte in der berliner Künstlerkolonie . Er beschickte die Große Berliner Kunstausstellung und war seit 1946 Mitglied im Berufsverband Bildender Künstler Berlins. Bekannt wurde er u. a. durch seine spitzen Karikaturen der Politiker des 3. Reichs, Charakterporträts und Aktdarstellungen..

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        The Plays, Histories, and Novels of the Ingenious Mrs Aphra Behn. With Life and Memoirs.

      London: John Pearson. 1871 - 6 volumes. 12mo, 183 x 108 mms., pp. vi, 360; [ii], 360; [ii], 344; [ii], 418; xii, 324; 336, with portrait frontispiece, in volumes 1 and 5, 2 other illustrations in volume 5 and one in volume 6, uncut in original two tone paper boards; spines soiled, front joint volumes 1 and 6 tender. These six volumes reprint works of Mrs. Behn first printed in 1725 and 1724 and were edited by R. H. Shepperd. Volume 1 - 4 are facsimiles of the third edition of plays originally published as: Plays / written by the late ingenious Mrs Behn. London : Printed for Mary Poulson, 1724; while volumes 5 and 6 are facsimiles of the eighth edItion of the novels originally published as: Histories and Novels / Written by the late Ingenious Mrs Behn. London : Printed for W. Feales, 1735. Janet Todd, in The Critical Fortunes of Aphra Behn (1998) noted that the reprint provoked a wide range of critical observations: "In the review in The Examiner (20 January 1872) Behn is praised for the 'smart writing' and 'racy plotting' of her plays. In The Bookseller (March 1872) she is judged 'dull and unreadable' by contemporary standards, yet her works can be perused for an understanding of her age." On the other hand, The Saturday Review (January 1872), titling the review "Literary Garbage," stated that "if Mrs. Behn is read at all, it can only be from a love of impurity for its own sake, for rank indecency of the dullest, stupidest, grossest kind, unrelieved by the faintest gleam of with and sensibility." Buy at your own risk! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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