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         The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.

      London: John Murray,, 1872. Or the Preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. Sixth edition, with additions and corrections (twelfth thousand). Octavo. Original green ribbed-grain cloth, titles to spine gilt, frames and central vignette blocked in blind to covers, brown coated endpapers Folding diagram facing page 90. Ownership inscription to head of title page. Minor rubbing to extremities, top edge dust toned, small chip to front free endpaper, faint foxing to edges; an excellent, bright copy. Sixth edition, second issue, printed simultaneously with the first issue, which is marked as the "eleventh thousand" on the title page. Darwin continually made revisions to his text; this edition featuring a new chapter, chapter VII, and a glossary by W. S. Dallas. "The edition was aimed at a wider public and printed in smaller type ... giving the general impression of a cheap edition, which at 7s. 6d, it was". It is also the first edition of The Origin of Species to feature the word "evolution"; the term was first used by Darwin in The Descent of Man, published in 1871. Freeman notes that the second issue is "notably less common"; two copies have been traced at auction.

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         Origen, naturaleza y antiguedad del hombre

      Madrid: Compania de Impresores y Libreros del Reino, 1872. Vilanova y Piera, Juan (1821-93). Origen, naturaleza y antigüedad del hombre. [8], 446pp. Frontispiece, 9 plates, folding table. Madrid: Imprenta de la Compa?ia de Impresores y Libreros del Reino, 1872. 230 x 152 mm. Tree sheep ca. 1872, gilt spine, light wear at spine and extremities, front endpaper a bit loose. Light toning but very good. First Edition of the first monograph on the antiquity of man published by a Spanish author. Vilanova was the first professor of geology and paleontology at the Universidad Central in Madrid, and a founding member of the Spanish Society of Natural History. Like the majority of Spanish geologists in the latter part of the 19th century, Vilanova sought to reconcile recent paleontological and geological findings with the teachings of established religion. He took an anti-Darwinist position on the question of human antiquity. Vilanova is best known as the first archeologist to excavate the cave of Altamira after Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola discovered the cave?s famous prehistoric paintings in 1879. Both he and Sanz de Sautuola believed that the paintings dated from the Paleolithic era, but the two men?s claims were forcefully rejected at the 1880 Prehistorical Congress, with many believing that the paintings were faked. The controversy over the authenticity of the Altamira cave paintings was not resolved until 1902, when French archeologist Emile Cartailhac, one of the most prominent of the doubters, retracted his opposition in an article titled ?Mea culpa d?un sceptique? (Anthropologie 13 [1902]: 348-354). Garrison-Morton.com 7609.

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         La Creacion: Historia Natural (8 volume set)

      Montaner y Simon, Editores, 1872. Complete 8 volume set written by the Society of Naturalists published between 1872 and 1976. Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering by Schultz Book and May Binding Co. of New York, illustrated with b/w drawings and lovely full-color lithos. Text is in Spanish. Volumes are: I. Mamiferos, 549 pages; II. Mamiferos, 350 pages; III. Aves, 447 pages; IV. Aves, 499; V. Reptiles y Peces; 473 pages; VI. Articulados, 656 pages: VII. Botanica - this volume written by D. Juan Montserrat y Rochs, 703 pages; VIII. Mineralogia, Geologia y Paleontologia , 484 pages. Bindings have moderate scuffing on panels, spines faded, binder's label on front paste down of each volume, paper is lightly age toned and has marginal toning and sprinkled with rusty-colored spots with heavier spotting on the tissue covers of the color lithographs. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all U.S. shipments. Additional postage will be necessary for Priority or International addresses.. No Edition Stated. Hardcover. Good +/No Dust Jacket.

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         Ruy Blas Drame en 5 actes en vers ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Michel Lévy frères, 1872. Fine. Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1872, 12x19cm, relié. - Later edition, but partly first thanks to presence of the preface "à la France de 1872 [To the France of 1872]" published on the occasion of the revival of the piece at the Odeon on the 19th February 1872. Half brown shagreen, spine in six compartments, covers preserved. An exceptional autograph inscription from Victor Hugo to his mistress, Juliette Drouet: "Premier exemplaire aux pieds de ma dame [The first copy, laid at the feet of my lady]". From its very creation until its overdue consecration, the story of Ruy Blas was intimately tied to that of Juliette Drouet. Shut up at home all the while the piece was being written, Juliette was to be its first reader on the 12 August 1838 (Hugo finished writing it on the 11th). She fell in love at once with this romantic drama in which Hugo promised her the title role alongside Frédérick Lemaître :   "What a miracle your piece is, my poor beloved, and so good of you to have let me admire it first. Never have I seen anything so wonderful; including even your other masterpieces. It has a richness, a magnificence, a wonder...Oh my darling sun, you have blinded me for so long to come."    Juliette quickly came to know the piece by heart, certain verses strongly evoking the relationship between the author and the actress:   "Madam at your feet, in the shadows, there is a man Who loves you, lost in the enveloping night; Who suffers as an earthworm enamored of a star; Who would give his soul for you, if he might; And who lowly dies while on high you shine" (Act II, scene 2).   On the 15th August, Hugo confirmed her casting in the role of Doña Maria de Neubourg. Juliette could hope for no finer proof of his love: "I see glory, happiness, love and adoration, all this in huge and impossible measure..." Unfortunately, far from presaging the hoped-for glory, this news marked the start of open hostilities from Adèle, who until this point had stayed out of her husband's adulterous relationship. At the end of the summer, Adèle wrote to the director of the theatre: "I foresee the success of the piece being compromised...because the role of the Queen was given to someone who was involved in the scandal over Mary Tudor...Opinion...is against...the talents of Mlle Juliette...This lady is said to be having an affair with my husband. While I am personally convinced that these rumors have no basis whatsoever in fact...the end result is the same...I have some hope that you...will give the role to someone else." It was, in fact, Frédérick Lemaître's lover who got it in the end.     Juliette did not hide her helplessness: "I carry in me my mourning for a fine and admirable role which is dead to me for ever...I am more upset than you can possibly imagine." And, even if Ruy Blas was not the success they'd hoped for, her passion for the piece remained: "I spilled all my blood for you, for your piece." On the 5th December 1867, when the Odeon mooted a revival of the piece, Napoleon III had it banned because "we don't want the scandal over Hernani breaking out again." Juliette was more upset by this injustice than Hugo himself, as her voluminous correspondence attests. Her letters on this subject are collected in Paul Souchon's work (Autour de Ruy Blas. Lettres inédites de Juliette Drouet à Victor Hugo, Albin Michel, 1939).   She fought for her reinstatement for years and, when Ruy Blas was finally revived at the Odeon in 1872, she took part in and commented on every step of the process.   Thus, coming out of the first reading by Hugo to the actors on the 2nd January 1872, she wrote: "Victory, my great beloved! Your entire audience left with profound and enthusiastic feelings...Ruy Blas from the first word to the last is the masterpiece of masterpieces. I came out transported, ecstatic, full of the same love and admiration and adoration for you as the first time I heard you. All that was with me just now at yours when I was the most transported and the most moved, more so than the author of the piece. I am ashamed to express this to you so poorly, but I had to give in to the needs of my heart, which is bursting with your genius and my love. There it is, my love, and I rush to kiss your wings and your feet."   With Sarah Bernhardt in the role of the Queen, the piece was a triumph which grew and grew with each performance.   The day after the premiere, Juliette commented on this consecration, for which she had been waiting for more than thirty years: "You see, my love, that I was telling the truth about the prodigious and formidable enthusiasm of the entire audience yesterday. Never have you had, never could you have, a better reception. It was total delirium, growing with each verse. Your sublime poetry conquered every soul and one could feel the rivers of adoration flowing from all their hearts. The thunderous applause was so strong and so sustained that every hand sparked with electricity...And as for you, I feel that in this blessed month there is renewed love for you and it seems that all my fine memories are blooming once more and perfuming my soul with happiness. And I wanted to lay at your feet a divine bouquet".   It was Victor Hugo who in the end laid "at the feet of [his] lady" this masterpiece of Romanticism and testimony to their legendary love.  - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, en partie originale car augmentée de la préface intitulée « à la France de 1872 » éditée à l'occasion de la reprise de la pièce, à l'Odéon, le 19 février 1872. Reliure en demi-chagrin brun, dos à cinq nerfs, couvertures conservées. Exceptionnel envoi autographe de Victor Hugo à sa maîtresse Juliette Drouet : « Premier exemplaire aux pieds de ma dame » Depuis sa création jusqu'à sa consécration tardive, l'histoire de Ruy Blas est intimement mêlée à celle de Juliette Drouet. Recluse chez elle durant toute l'écriture de la pièce, Juliette en fut la première lectrice, le 12 août 1838 (Hugo en acheva l'écriture le 11). Immédiatement, elle tombe amoureuse de ce drame romantique dont Hugo lui promet le rôle-titre au côté de Frédérick Lemaître :   « Quel miracle que ta pièce, mon pauvre bien-aimé, et que tu es bon de me l'avoir fait admirer la première ! Jamais je n'avais rien entendu de si magnifique. Je n'en excepte même pas tes autres chefs-d'œuvre. C'est une richesse, une magnificence, un éblouissement [...] Oh mon beau soleil, vous m'avez aveuglée pour longtemps ».   Rapidement, Juliette connaît la pièce par cœur, certains vers évoquant farouchement la relation du poète et de la comédienne :   « Madame, sous vos pieds, dans l'ombre, un homme est là Qui vous aime, perdu dans la nuit qui le voile ; Qui souffre, ver de terre amoureux d'une étoile ; Qui pour vous donnera son âme, s'il le faut ; Et qui se meurt en bas quand vous brillez en haut » (Acte II, scène 2)   Le 15 août, Hugo lui confirme le rôle de Doña Maria de Neubourg. Juliette ne pouvait espérer une plus belle preuve d'amour : « Je vois de la gloire, du bonheur, de l'amour et de l'adoration, tout cela dans des dimensions gigantesques et impossibles... » Malheureusement, loin de présager la gloire espérée, cette nouvelle marquera le début de la guerre ouverte d'Adèle, qui jusque-là était peu intervenue dans la relation adultérine de son mari. à la fin de l'été, Adèle écrit au directeur du théâtre : « Je vois le succès de la pièce compromis [...] car le rôle de la Reine a été donné à une personne qui a été un élément du tapage fait à Marie Tudor. [...] L'opinion [...] est défavorable [...] au talent de Mlle Juliette. [...] Cette dame passe pour avoir des relations avec mon mari. - Tout en étant personnellement convaincue que ce bruit est dénué entièrement de fondement, [...] le résultat est le même. [...] j'ai quelque espoir que vous [...] donnerez le rôle à une autre personne. ». Ce sera l'amante de Frédérick Lemaître qui en héritera.   Juliette ne cache pas son désarroi : « Je porte en moi le deuil d'un beau et admirable rôle qui est mort pour moi à tout jamais. [...] J'ai un chagrin plus grand que tu ne peux l'imaginer. » Et, même si Ruy Blas ne rencontre pas le succès escompté, sa passion pour la pièce reste intacte : « j'ai versé tout mon sang pour vous, pour votre pièce ».   Le 5 décembre 1867, alors que l'Odéon projette une reprise de la pièce, Napoléon III la fait interdire car « il ne faut pas que le scandale d'Hernani se renouvelle ». Juliette est plus affectée encore que Hugo par cette injustice, comme en témoigne son abondante correspondance. Ses lettres sur le sujet sont réunies dans l'ouvrage de Paul Souchon (Autour de Ruy Blas. Lettres inédites de Juliette Drouet à Victor Hugo, Albin Michel, 1939).   Pendant des années, elle milite pour sa réhabilitation et, lorsqu'en 1872 Ruy Blas est enfin accueilli à l'Odéon, elle assiste et commente chaque étape de cette résurrection.   Ainsi au sortir de la première lecture de Hugo aux comédiens, le 2 janvier 1872 : « Victoire, mon grand bien-aimé ! Émotion profonde et enthousiaste de tout ton auditoire. [...] Ruy Blas depuis le premier mot jusqu'au dernier est le chef-d'œuvre des chefs-d'œuvre. Je suis sortie de là éblouie, ravie, t'aimant, t'admirant et t'adorant comme le premier jour où je t'ai entendu. C'était autour de moi, tout à l'heure chez toi, à qui était le plus transporté et le plus ému de l'auteur et de la pièce. Je suis honteuse de te le dire si mal, mais je cède au besoin de mon cœur tout plein de ton génie et de mon amour. Te voilà, mon adoré, je me hâte de baiser tes ailes et tes pieds. »   Avec Sarah Bernhardt dans le rôle de la reine, la pièce est un triomphe qui ira croissant au fil des représentations.   Le lendemain de la première, Juliette commente cette consécration attendue depuis plus de trente ans : « Tu vois, mon bien-aimé, que je t'avais dit la vérité sur le prodigieux et formidable enthousiasme de tous les spectateurs hier. Jamais tu n'[en] as eu et n'en pourras avoir de plus grand. C'était un délire général qui allait crescendo à chaque vers. Ta sublime poésie subjuguait toutes les âmes et on sentait des effluves d'adoration sortant de tous les cœurs. Les tonnerres d'applaudissements étaient si continus et si forts qu'il jaillissait des étincelles électriques de toutes les mains. [...] Quant à moi, je sens dans ce mois béni un renouveau d'amour et il me semble que tous mes doux souvenirs refleurissent et parfument mon âme de bonheur. Et je voudrais déposer à tes pieds un bouquet divin. »   C'est Victor Hugo qui finalement dépose « aux pieds de [s]a dame » ce chef-d'œuvre du romantisme en témoignage de leur amour mythique. 

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         A New Map of the River Thames from Oxford to London, from Entirely New Surveys, Taken During the Summer of 1871: With a Guide, Giving Every Information Required by the Tourist, the Oarsman, and the Angler.

      Oxford: Henry W. Taunt, 1872. Undetermined. very good. 1st Edition. 67pp. Oblong octavo. Original blind stamped green cloth with gilt title on front board. Endpaper ads. 24 full page maps with either 3 or 4 tipped on original albumen photographs per map. (5.2 X 3.2 cm). A bit of soiling to the pages but overall in excellent condition with the images unfaded. Two of the text pages have been slightly defaced with and old blue X being drawn across the text as if the person disagreed with the text! very good A rare and early photographically illustrated guide to the Thames River. The descriptions of the towns along the route are very interesting listing hotels, inns, fisherman and watermen. The photos are very quaint and show the towns, Abbey's, bridges, locks, college's etc along the way. There was a second edition a year later. 1872

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         [Four papers by Burton]: [I] “Anthropological Collections from the Holy Land. By Richard F. Burton; With notes on the Human Remains.” By Dr. C. Carter Blake, pp. 300-345; Burton is mentioned in a paragraph on vol. 2 p. 9, relating to a paper given by Mr. George Harris on hereditary transmission of endowments … [relates to Francis Galton]; [II] “Anthropological Collections from the Holy Land No. III. Notes on the Hamah Stones, with reduced transcripts,” pp.41-63; [III] “On Human Remains and Other Articles from Iceland,” pp. 342-4; [IV] “The Primordial Inhabitants of Minas Geraes, and the Occupations of the Present Inhabitants,” pp. 407-23.

      London:: Trübner, 1872-3.. Series: The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, vols. 1+2. 2 vols. 8vo. [ii], 427, [1], clx; [ii], 455, [1], 24 pp. Plates (some folding). Contemporary half black calf, marbled boards, gilt spine titles; rubbed. Set placed within a 2-part compartmentalized brown cloth felt-lined box with navy blue leather edging to the spine-side. Very good. This contemporary half-calf two-volume collection of scientific papers on anthropology includes four papers written by Sir Richard F. Burton. Two papers relate to the Hamah [Hama] Stones of the Hittite period. “The stones were first spotted by J. L. Burckhardt in 1812 without paying much of an attention. In 1870 they were also noticed by American travellers J. A. Johnson ve S. Jessup, but locals believed the stones had mystical powers and would not tolerate anybody moving them. They were finally moved to the museum in Istanbul by Dr. W. Wright in 1872 with the help of the new governor of the area.” – J. David Hawkins, Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions. 2000. Burton also contributed to the discussions following these two papers. “Burton's paper on the Hamah (or Hamath) Stones led to numerous discussions, letter and suggestions. The Anth. Inst. published various notes on the subject, particularly on the origin and analogy of the phallic nature of certain of the Hamath Characters.” [Penzer, p.221] The third paper, “In the summer of 1872, [Burton] went to Iceland and forwarded thence for exhibition a collection of human remains and other articles, which were described by Mr. Carter Blake.” – “Obituary” The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 20, (1891), p. 297. The fourth paper, relating to native tribes in the Brazilian state Minas Geraes. ¶ Charles Carter Blake was a Fellow of the Geographical Society, served as Librarian and Curator to the Anthropological Society of London. The Anthropological Review, Vol. 5, No. 18/19 (Jul. - Oct., 1867), pp. 369-376, reports his heading to Nicaragua to study both people and objects of interest to anthropology and report back to the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. ¶ Casada 154 [incorrectly puts the pagination at pp. 300-63, whereas 345 pp. is correct], 155, 162; Penzer pp. 220-23.

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         Eigenh. Brief mit U. [Stuttgart], 11. II. 1872.

      1872. 1 S. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Mit Vergnügen würde ich von Ihrer gütigen Einladung auf Freitag Gebrauch machen, aber ich habe am Samstag einen Vortrag im Königsbau zu halten u. da. es vor einem solchen öffentlichen Auftreten viel zu überdenken gibt, darf ich mich am Vorabend nicht zerstreuen [...]".

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         Fractures par armes à feu Expectation résection sous-périostée évidement EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Germer Baillière, 1872. Fine. Germer Baillière, Paris 1872, relié. - first edition. Bound in red half shagreen, spine raised on four bands set with double gilded nets decorated with double cold boxes ornamented with golden jewel in their centers, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats paper to the tank, then binding . Signed autograph Antony Chipault, the name of the dedicatee having been trimmed by the bookbinder who defaced "... a member of the General Council of Loiret and member of the Administrative Commission of the Hospice of Orleans .. . " Book illustrated with 37 color plates inset. Some small minor foxing. Rare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin rouge, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de doubles filets dorés orné de doubles caissons à froid ornementés d'un fleuron doré en leurs centres, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliure de l'époque. Envoi autographe signé d'Antony Chipault, le nom du dédicataire ayant été rogné par le relieur qui l'a rendu illisible : "... membre du Conseil général du Loiret et membre de la Commission administrative de l'hospice d'Orléans..." Ouvrage illustré de 37 planches en couleurs hors-texte. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. Rare.

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         Fractures par armes à feu. Expectation, résection sous-périostée, évidement, amputation (Armée de la Loire)

      first edition.Bound in red half shagreen, spine raised on four bands set with double gilded nets decorated with double cold boxes ornamented with golden jewel in their centers, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats paper to the tank, then binding .Signed autograph Antony Chipault, the name of the dedicatee having been trimmed by the bookbinder who defaced "... a member of the General Council of Loiret and member of the Administrative Commission of the Hospice of Orleans .. . "Book illustrated with 37 color plates inset.Some small minor foxing.Rare. Germer Baillière Paris 1872relié

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         Bulletin de la Sociéte'de l'Industrie minérale. 2e Série: Tome I, 1872 - Tome X, 1881 (and) Atlas 2e Série: Tome I - X . (First 10 vols (10 textvols. & 10 atlasses) of the second series of 15 vols.) .

      Paris, resp. St.Étienne, Dunros, successeur de Victor Dalmont, resp. Au Siège de la Société, 1872-1881. 20 vols. together: 10 vols. 8vo (22,5x15 cm) Texte, and 10 vols. large 4to (30,5x25 cm). Atlas. All the volumes uniformly bound in contemporary blue half cloth, spines gilt with lines, gilt titles; covers marbled paper. Each text-volume with about 600 till 900 pages, with many folding tables, figs in text and 1 engraved plan. The atlasses are all complete: with together 316 double-page plates on 314 leaves, including large folding plates, 1 in colour. Also including 15 double-page maps (5 in colour, i.a. 'L'Amérique'), of which 6 large folding maps. (i.a.'Ronchamp', 'Le bassin de Brassac'). - Dealing with mining engineering ('Mines de houilles, de fer, de plomb', etc.), mineralogy, metallurgy, geology in general, Industrial constructions, ways of transport, and many specialized subjects. - Light brown spots in places, also affecting the plates. - The 6th vol. in 2 parts: "Première Partie: Compte-Rendu du Congrès de Douai". - With all the plates and maps in the 10 atlasses: lithographs by Lantz. - Added: "Table Analytique des Matières dans les 15 tomes formant la 2e Série, 1887". Orig. wrappers. 68 p. (light brown spots). -

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         Corpus juris civilis - in quatuor partes distinctum, DIONYSIO GOTHOFREDO JC. AUCTORE, cui Appendices & Auctarii loco, aliquot, quae prioribus hujus formae Editionibus defuerunt, adjecta sunt, inprimis FRANCISCI MODII JC. BRUGENSIS ad omnes L. Pandectarum & XIII. Codicis libros Notae Index tandem Titulorum omnium recens confectus, accuratissimus, & quod Usus docebit, Studiosae Juventuti aliisque, exoptatissimus, cujus Ordinem totiusque Operis Rationem, Praefatio Indicem hunc praecedens, dilucide exponet: Omnium vero & Singulorum contenta Syllabus versae paginae affixus monstrabit. Editio omnium novissima, Sacratissimo Principi D. LEOPOLDO Rom. Imp. PP.Aug. dicata. Cum Privilegio Sacrae Caesarea Majestatis ad Decennium

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         Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life. 4-vol. set (Complete)

      Edinburgh; London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1872. First edition. Hardcover. g- to g+. Small octavo (7 x 5"). VII, [3], 410pp (Vol. 1); [4], 377pp (Vol. 2); [4], 384pp (Vol. 3); [4], 371, [1]pp (Vol. 4). Original 3/4 red morocco over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering and tooling to spines. First published in eight installments between 1871 and 1872, "Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life" is English author George Eliot's masterpiece. Widely regarded as the quintessential Victorian novel, "Middlemarch" is a superb study of the life of a whole community (tradespeople, middle class, country gentry) in the fictional provincial town of Middlemarch, circa 1830. This work was the sixth novel of Mary Anne Evans, publishing under the masculine pseudonym of George Eliot. Our copy contains the complete eight installments (two per volume.) Unfortunately, the original wrappers were not bound in. Spines sunned, and bindings rubbed along edges. The spine of vol. 1 is rubbed and craked at the back hinge. Each volume has moderate to heavy foxing to very first and very last leaves. Sporadic foxing throughout. Bindings in overall good-, interior in good to good+ condition.

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         1162 Serien mit ca. 7000 meist chromolithographischen Bildern zwischen 1872 und 1940. In 30 modernen schwarzen Sammel-Alben.

      Große umfangreiche Sammlung der erfolgreichen Liebig-Sammelbilder , die den Produktpackungen von 'Liebig's Fleischextract' beigefügt waren. Die seit 1872 international ausgegebenen Bilder waren zuerst mit humoristischen Einzeldarstellungen bedruckt, später mit einer Vielfalt von geografischen, naturkundlichen und geschichtlichen Themen.- Enthält die kompletten hauptsächlich deutschen Serien (Nummerierung nach Arnhold/Spielhagen) 1 bis 1165. Es fehlen die Serien 31 33 46: Bilder 1, 4-5 47a: Bilder 2-6 47b: Bilder 4, 6 47c: Bilder 2, 5 76: Bilder 3, 5-6 76b 91a 271 1139: Bilder 1, 4-6 1140 nur in französisch 1141 nur in italienisch 1142 nur in Farbkopie 1143 nur in italienisch 1145: Bild 6 1146 1149 1152 1154 1157 1159 1161 1162 nur in Farbkopie 1163 1164 sowie 1165: Bilder 1-4, 6.- Enthält des Weiteren 54 im Ausland erschienene Serien wie u.a. (nach Sanguinetti) 172, 174, 122, 570, 956 und Liebig-Tischkarten und Menuekarten (komplette Serien 1 bis 19, vereinzelt Karten doppelt).- Alle Bilder in einem guten Zustand.- Dabei: 7 Werke zu Sammelbildern u.a. Sanguinetti. Figurine & Menú Liebig von 2004 Loos, K. und T. Liebig-Bilder Sammelkatalog von 2000.- Eingehend kollationiert, weitere Informationen gern auf Anfrage.-

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         Notices et extraits des manuscrits de la Bibliothèque du Roi [(vols. 1-3); Bibliothèque Nationale (vol. 4); Bibliothèque Nationale et autres bibliothèques (vols. 5-7), Bibliothèque Impériale et autres bibliothèques (vols. 8-9); Bibliothèque du Roi, et autres bibliothèques (vols. 10-14)], . Tome premier[-quatorzième]. Paris, 1787-1843. 14 volumes, some in 2 parts. 4to. With woodcuts on title-pages; occasional illustrations, including folding plates (at least 1 hand-coloured), to show facsimiles of manuscripts, maps, miniatures, etc.; some texts (for example Manchu in vol. 13) printed in red and black. Set in roman and italic type, with extensive use of the printing office's extensive collection of non-Latin types (Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Sama

      - Cat. de la bibliothèque du Chateau de Mouchy (1872), item 2461 (this copy). First editions of the first 14 volumes of the officially authorized publications of the manuscripts of the French Bibliothèque du Roi and it successors, with commentaries and notes by leading French authorities, such as Antoine Isaac, Baron Silvestre de Sacy (1758-1838), the leading orientalist of his day, for the many Arabic manuscripts and several other non-Latin manuscripts. Louis-Mathieu Langlès (1763-1824), Armans-Pierre Caussin de Perceval (1795-1871) and others also made important contributions. Many volumes begin with the "oriental" manuscripts (those in non-Latin scripts) in a separate part. In one folding plate (showing an Arabic text) many vowel points and some letters have been rendered in outline and hand-coloured in red, apparently to show where the editor has filled out the original. These were important pioneering studies of Arabic and other non-European texts and also serve to display the materials of the printing office, which had one of the world's largest collections of matrices for non-Latin types. Many of the types were cut exclusively for the printing office and Napoleon confiscated others from the Propaganda Fide in Rome soon after he declared himself King of Italy in 1805. With the bookplates of the Bibliothèque de Mouchy and Bibliothèque du Château de Mouchy-Noailles. The former is probably from Charles-Arthur-Tristan Languedoc de Noailles (1771-1834), Duc de Mouchy, and/or his younger brother Antonin (1777-1846), who succeeded him as Duke. With a few water stains in the first leaves of vol. 1, but generally in very good condition. The bindings of several volumes are slightly tattered, but most are in good condition. A remarkable and important set of scholarly editions of manuscripts, especially strong in Arabic and other non-Latin manuscripts.

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         Histoire de la Révolution française

      Furne et Jouvet, Paris 1872 - 13 ème éd . 1870 à 1872 . XXIII-392, 468, 390, 404 , 412 , 396 , 392 , 438 , 428 , 540 pp . Portrait de l'auteur en frontispice par Bosselman , dans chaque vol. nb. vign. h.-t. sous serpente de Raffet , Johannot , Geoffroy, Honwoad , Fournier , Pellée , Scheffer. 54 au total. Reliure demi maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs , titres or , tranches jaspées . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Through The Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There

      London: Macmillan and Co. 1872 - Illustrated by John Tenniel. First edition, first printing, with "wade" instead of "wabe" to page 21. Original publisher's red cloth, with an illustration of the Red Queen to the front board in gilt, with an illustration of the White Queen to the rear panel in gilt, all edges gilt, black coated endpapers. Very good, with minor repairs to the spine ends, some toning to the spine, light soiling and some dimming to the boards, binder's ticket to the rear pastedown, former owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, some scattered pencil underlining and minor soling to the otherwise very fresh interior. A sturdy and pleasing copy. Housed in a custom slipcase with matching chemise. Through the Looking Glass is Lewis Carroll's sequel to his popular children's novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). In this story, which represents the child protagonist's journey from adolescence to adulthood, Alice ventures into a fantasy world through the mirror above her fireplace. Throughout the novel, Carroll includes nonsense poetry, including the playful and popular "Jabberwocky." Like Alice, Through the Looking Glass is illustrated by John Tenniel. Carroll originally intended to write this sequel as early as 1866, but had trouble persuading Tenniel to illustrate it. Writer and artist had a somewhat volatile relationship as a result of their mutual perfectionism: just as the true first edition of Alice was suppressed because of unsatisfactory illustrations, Through the Looking Glass's illustrations were heavily edited. Tenniel demanded the removal of a character that was too difficult to illustrate, whereas Carroll replaced Tenniel's "Jabberwock" plate with an image of the White Knight, which was less frightening, as a frontispiece. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Ferns: British and exotic.

      - London, George Bell, 1872. In eight volumes. Large 8vo (25.0 x 17.2 cm). 1,394 pp. [I: x, 160; II: 162; III: 142; IV: 174; V: 168; VI: 136, [ii]; VII: 181; VIII: 261] with 479 chromoxylographs (coloured wood engravings) [I: 50; II: 66; III: 50; IV: 64; V: 56; VI: 50; VII: 66; VIII: 77], and one unnumbered b/w plate in vol. V. for a total of 480 plates. Original uniform red publishers decorated cloth. Boards with gilt embossed vignette of a fern; spines richly embossed and with gilt title, volume and number. Brown endpapers.l The magnum opus of the British botanist, malacologist, meteorologist and astronomer Edward Joseph Lowe (1825-1910). The illustrations are very accurate, resembling nature printing, and beautifully coloured. The plates were drawn by Alexander Francis Lydon (1836-1917) and printed by the famous B. Fawcett. Additional text engravings give taxonomically important details. Lowe received specimen from many contributors in Britain and abroad. Originally the work was issued in 120 parts between 1855 and 1860. Some book dealers report 480 coloured plates, but according to Stafleu & Cowan that is incorrect. Except the usual slight foxing on the endpapers of each volume and sunning of the spines a fine set in the attractive original publisher's binding. Partly uncut, thus with the widest possible margins. Nissen BBI, 1243. Stafleu & Cowan, 5040. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Bicknell's Village Builder; Elevations And Plans For Cottages, Villas, Suburban Residences, Farm House, Stables, And Carriage Houses, Store Fronts, School Houses, Churches, Court-Houses, And A Model Jail; Also Exterior And Interior Details For Public And Private Buildings, With Approved Forms Of Contracts And Specifications

      A.J. Bicknell & Co, New York 1872 - Frontis, half title and 2 page Introduction, Folio, 35 x 27 cm. 56 lithographed plates drawn to scale printed recto only with three additional plates and a variety of details. The first of the three extra plates a color lithograph. 14 pages of adverts at rear, one a color lithograph of Minton Floor Tiles. The designs of fifteen leading architects, representing the New England, middle, western and southwestern states." Architects include Lyman Under-wood (Boston), C. Edward Loth (Troy), G. B. Croff (Fort Edward, NY), E. Boyden & Son (Worcester), Alfred Gable (St. Louis), E. R. Francisco (Kansas City), Davis D. Hopkins (Grand Rapids), etc. A notable mid Victorian pattern book. HITCHCOCK 160. A truly clean, fresh and bright copy internally, endpapers renewed. Orig. brown pebble grained publisher's cloth, front cover gilt lettering bright, modern brown cloth reback with original lettering laid down -- "Bicknell's Village Builder And Supplement." Near fine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Illustrated manuscript logbook of the Pacific cruise of the U.S.S. Narragansett

      Various places, 1872. With 5 manuscript maps (one large folding), 7 albumen photographs, and numerous ink views. 359, [36] pp in purple brown ink. Signed on several dozen pages as examined by Captain Richard Worsam Meade and signed by Calhoun in several places. Folio (12 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches). Original sheep reinforced with calf. Custom chemise and quarter morocco slipcase. Some scuffing to boards, mostly minor toning and spotting to tipped-in maps, some fading to photographs and to text in spots, but overall excellent condition. In a custom navy half morocco slipcase and chemise. With 5 manuscript maps (one large folding), 7 albumen photographs, and numerous ink views. 359, [36] pp in purple brown ink. Signed on several dozen pages as examined by Captain Richard Worsam Meade and signed by Calhoun in several places. Folio (12 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches). South Pacific cruise and the beginning of Western-Samoan diplomacy. An outstanding, extensively illustrated logbook of the diplomatic and research expedition undertaken by the U.S.S. Narragansett to the South Pacific in 1870-73. Kept by midshipman George A. Calhoun (1849-1897), the logbook covers the period December 1871-September 1872, during which time the Narragansett visited several island groups in the South Pacific, including the Hawaiian, Samoan, Phoenix, Marshall, and other island chains. In addition to providing crucial surveying information, the expedition marked the beginning of diplomatic negotiations between the Samoan Island and neighboring chains and the three great foreign powers competing for influence in the region-- the United States, Germany, and Great Britain. The logbook also records an encounter with the notorious American pirate "Bully" Hayes. The journal begins with the Narragansett at anchor in Honolulu on December 24, 1871 and ends with the ship at sea between Ebon Atoll and the Duff Islands on September 6th. In between is a daily record, dutifully kept by Calhoun, of the weather, sailing conditions, ship movements, onboard activity, court marshals, etc. Commanded by Richard Worsam Meade III (1837-1897), the Narragansett originally set out from Sandy Hook, New York, to the Pacific on March 21, 1871 and completed its journey on April 2, 1873, when it arrived at Panama, having spent 419 days at sea covering 52,073 miles. The log is signed in numerous places by Captain Meade as "examined and approved," and at the end of the journal he adds: "This journal has been excellently kept in every respect and I commend Mid[shipma]n Calhoun very highly. Richard W. Meade, Comdr." The achievement of the Narragansett with perhaps the longest lasting ramifications was Commander Meade's signing of a treaty of "friendship and protection" with Chief Maunga of Pago Pago, island of Tutuila, Samoan islands, granting the United States exclusive rights to build a naval station in Pago Pago harbor. Several entries in the logbook record activity almost certainly related to negotiations of the treaty, which was signed on February 17, 1872. The entry for February 15, for example, notes: "One of the principal native chiefs came on board to pay his respects to the Commanding officers." This chief would have been Maunga, of whom a photograph with his wife and child, taken by one of the expedition's members, is tipped-in to the log across from the entry. On February 18--the same day Meade arrested Bully Hayes--the log notes: "American Consul paid an official visit to the ship," which by now was in the neighboring port of Apia. The next day the log records that, "English Consul paid an official visit to the ship" and later that same day, "German Consul paid an official visit to the ship." Undoubtedly the newly signed treaty--which gave an immense advantage to the United States over its chief rivals--was discussed on all three occasions; shortly after, the German Consul sent a letter of protest to Chief Maunga. Though Meade's treaty would eventually die in the United States Senate, it laid the foundation for later, successful treaties which established an American presence in the region which lasts to this day. "The diplomacy connected with the [Samoan] islands may be considered to have begun in the year 1872, when Commander R.W. Meade of the U.S.S. 'Narragansett,' anchored at Pago-Pago, on the island of Tutuila, and on his own initiative concluded with the native chief of the bay an agreement by which the exclusive privilege of establishing a naval station in the harbor of Pago-Pago was granted to the United States" (Keim, Forty Years of German-American Political Relations, pp 114-115). Among the numerous illustrations in the logbook are drawings of the ship itself; a number of manuscript maps and plans; a series of inked views of islands made from aboard ship; and a group of photographs of islanders encountered by the crew. Among those in the first category is a magnificent ink drawing of the ship, with the American flag and pennant colored in red and blue, 12 x 16 ½ inches; and highly detailed pen and ink plans of the berth deck and of the ship's hold, each 11 ¾ inches (300 mm) in length. The maps include the Hawaiian Islands, 4 1/2 x 7 3/8 inches, labeling nine islands and including the names of dozens of towns and villages, as well as an inset enlargement of the islands of Lehua, Kauai, Niihau, and Kaula; on the same sheet appears a highly detailed plan of Honolulu harbor, 7 1/4 x 4 7/8 inches. Several manuscript maps on tracing linen have been tipped-in as well, including "Apia … Island of Opulu, Samoan Group," 8 3/4 x 7 ½; a folding "Plan of Leone Bay, Tutuila Samoan Group," 13 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches; and a large folding plan of "Pango Pango, Tutuila Samoan Group" approximately 14 ½ x 21 inches. Also present is a large folding map at front, "Track Chart, Cruise of the U.S.S. Narragansett from Oct 17th 1870 to April 4th '73. Original chart drawn by Midn. George A. Calhoun U.S.N.," being a contemporary reproduction, "photographed at Lima Peru Feb 1873." The original ink views sketched by Calhoun comprise: "Morotoi Island. Northern End"; "Diamond Point"; and "Oahu Island," on pages 17, 18, and 19, respectively; as well as a group of 18 views across two tipped-in sheets, recto and verso, including: the passage between Aunuu and Tutuila, Cape Matutula, Cockscomb Point, West Cape, Pyramid Rock, Sail Rock, Upolo, Tutuila, the entrance to Pago Pago, Sail Rock Point, Apia, Ofu, Tau, Phoenix Island, and others. A compelling group of photographs taken by the ship's assistant surgeon, H.C. Eckstein, have been tipped-in to several places as well: "Maunga, chief of Pango Pango, wife and child," 4 1/2 x 3 inches; "War Dance," Samoan Islanders, 4 1/2 x 3 inches; "Pango Pango Harbor. Tutuila I. Samoan Group," 3 x 3 inches; "View in Apaiang Island. Gilbert Group," showing a group of islanders, a canoe and a thatched hut, 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches; and "View in Ebon Island. Marshall Group," 4 3/4 x 2 7/8 inches. Also present is a 5 1/2 x 4 inch portrait portrait photograph of George A. Calhoun, mounted to board and loosely inserted, being a leaf detached from Calhoun's Naval Academy album, with a portrait of a classmate on the verso on the verso. Inserted in several places between the daily log entries are several four-page descriptive pieces by Calhoun on: Honolulu (page 16), "Naval Etiquette in a Foreign Port" (50), Apia (86), Pago Pago (88), the Phoenix Islands (122), Baker and Howland Islands (132), "Essay on Deviation Tables" (208), and several islands in the Gilbert (299) and Marshall groups (317). These essays cover navigational points, local trade, and more. The essay on Honolulu notes, for example, that the port "serves principally as a station for the U.S. Mail Steamers plying between Australia and San Francisco, and a depot for the seaports from the surrounding islands. The harbor at Honolulu which is capable of holding two-hundred vessels is formed by an indentation of the coast, and entirely surrounded with the exception of a channel, by coral reefs, some of which are visible at low tide … There are no facilities for docking, there is only a small ship yard capable of building vessels of about 100 tons … The want of a dock of sufficient size to hold large vessels is severely felt and building one is spoken of by business men of Honolulu … Excellent water delivery on board from water boats at the cost of 1 cent per gallon. Provisions and fruits are quite cheap and of good quality, meat at 8 cents and vegetables at 5 c per lbs." etc. On Apia: "The firm of Gottfried and Co. of Hamburg do an extensive business in copra and cocoanut oil and all the German vessels in port belonged to them. One American, two English and six German vessels were in the harbor during our stay." On the village of Leone, on the island of Tutuila: "Leone is the largest and principal village on Tutuila and the chief of this district seems to be held in respect by the other chiefs, the houses are more commodious and better built than those in the villages at Pago Pago and the natives seem more intellectual and robust." At the front of the log are several pages of charts documenting the ship's dimensions, provisions, and costs; a meteorological table; and a tipped-in abstract of the cruise listing ports sailed from and anchored at, number of days spent at sea and in port, and total distances sailed for the entire journey, October 1870-April 1873. One of the more notable departures from the typical activities of the Narragansett is recorded on February 18, 1872, when Commander Meade seizes the ship of and arrests the notorious South Seas swindler, blackbirder, and pirate William Henry "Bully" Hayes (1829?-1877): "Sent an armed boat which boarded and took temporary possession of the American Brig 'Leonora,' late English brig 'Pioneer' Captain W.H. Hayes. Capt. Hayes was brought on board and detained on suspicion of having been engaged in unlawful acts in the Micronesian and other islands." Hayes, who had been operating nefariously in the South Seas since at least the early 1850s, had lately taken possession of the "Leonora" from his business partner under suspicious circumstances, and it was on these grounds that Meade made the arrest. However, none of Hayes' men could be induced to provide evidence against him, and on February 21 Calhoun reports: "The investigation in the case of the Brig 'Leonora' having been completed Captain Hayes was allowed to resume command of her".

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         The Franco Prussian War

      William Mackenzie 1872 - "The Franco-Prussian War: its causes, incidents and consequences", edited by captain Hozier. This is the genuine complete 42 parts of this work with 27 engraved views, in original wrappers. All books for sale are the bound editions, not the original parts as they were issued. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         WHAT I SAW IN TEXAS

      Ringwalt & Brown, Printers, [1872]., Philadelphia - First edition. 8vo. Original pink, pictorial wrappers, 92 pp., frontispiece ( map shows the route of the Texas and Pacific Railway Company in Texas), illustrated, plates, portrait, map. "Forney, a well-known journalist, left Philadelphia on June 12, 1872, and made his way to Texas through Kentucky, Tennessee and Louisiana, stopping at New Orleans and Shreveport in the latter state. His tour of Texas included Marshall, Jefferson, Dallas, Fort Worth, Corsicana, Austin, Houston, Galveston, and San Antonio. He was a keen observer and noted the progress being made in various parts of the South, but pointed out the need of schools, churches, free press, skilled labor, and capital. His chief interest, however, was railroad; and he gave much data on railroad (especially the Texas and Pacific in Texas) their builders, and statistics for Texas and the Southwest. An excellent work." -- Clark New South 77. Herd 822 says "Rare." Extensive coverage of Texas regarding people, towns, climate, agriculture, and resources in general. This is one of the better travel accounts regarding Texas that we have encountered. Lightly wrinkled on front and rear covers, internally clean with great illustrations. Overall a very good copy housed in a cloth clamshell case with leather label on the spine and titles stamped in gold gilt. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         English Botany; or Coloured Figures of British Plants (Sowerby's Botany)

      Robert Hardwicke, London, 1872. Third Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: J Sowerby, J de C Sowerby, J W Salter, J E Sowerby. Third edition - Enlarged, re-arranged according to the natural orders, and entirely revised. With descriptions of all the species by the editor. Dark green covers with blind printed decoration on front and rear covers and gilt decoration with green lettering on front and spine. Gilt upper text-block edge. Tight binding. Clean pages with very occasional light foxing. Foxing to end-papers in some volumes. Paste-down presentation plate on front end-paper: Presented to The Yorkshire Naturalists' Trust by Lady Waechter de Grimston October 1968. Each volume contains many hand-coloured plates. Vol. 1 - Rubbed and worn corners and spine-ends short with horizontal tear at upper spine-end at level of text-block. Vol. 2 - Light wear to corners and spine-ends with small vertical tear at upper spine-end. Vol. 3 - Light wear to edges and corners, with small tears at extreme upper and lower spine-ends. Vol. 4 - Light wear to edges, corners and spine-ends. Bump to upper edge of rear cover. Separation of text block between reverse of title-page and text pages, and between pp. 260-1. Vol. 5 - Light wear to lower spine-end. Short closed tear at upper spine-end. Vol. 6 - Light staining to vertical text-block edge. Light wear to corners and spine-ends with small vertical tear at upper spine-end. Vol. 7 - Light bumping to edges and corners. Light wear to lower front edge and to spine-ends. Small stain to lower corner of first 90 pages. Vol. 8 Rubbed spine joints, Bumped and slightly rubbed corners. Light wear to edges and spine-ends. Small indentation in small area of lower text-block edge. Vol. 9 - Bumped corners. Light wear to spine-ends with small vertical tear at upper spine-end. Vol. 10 - Light wear to edges, corners and spine-ends, with lightly rubbed spine-joints. Very clean pages! Vol. 11 - Rubbed spine joints, bumped and rubbed corners, small cloth split at upper edge of front spine joint of about 1.5 cm. Taped repair to gutter edge of p.1 with adhesive marks on p. 2-3 and small loss of text at gutter edge on p.2-3. Vol I: Ranunculaceae to Cruciferae,1863. Vol. II: Resedaceae to Sapindaceae,1864 Vol. III: Leguminiferae to Rosaceae, 1864 Vol. IV: Lythraceae to Dipsaceae,1865 Vol. V: Compositae,1866 Vol. VI: Campanulaceae to Verbenaceae,1866 Vol. VII: Labiatae to Amarantaceae,1867 Vol. VIII: Chenopodiaceae to Coniferae,1868 Vol. IX: Typhaceae to Liliaceae,1869 Vol. X: Juncaceae to Cyperaceae,1870 Vol. XI: Gramina,1872. 11-volume set (complete). No dust jacket, as published. Illustrator: J Sowerby, J de C Sowerby, J W Salter, J E Sowerby. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: over 4 kg. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 16116121060.. These books are much heavier than 1kg and may incur significant additional delivery charges to some delivery services to some locations.

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         Illustrated manuscript logbook of the Pacific cruise of the U.S.S. Narragansett

      Various places, 1872. With 5 manuscript maps (one large folding), 7 albumen photographs, and numerous ink views. 359, [36] pp in purple brown ink. Signed on several dozen pages as examined by Captain Richard Worsam Meade and signed by Calhoun in several places. Folio (12 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches). Original sheep reinforced with calf. Custom chemise and quarter morocco slipcase. Some scuffing to boards, mostly minor toning and spotting to tipped-in maps, some fading to photographs and to text in spots, but overall excellent condition. In a custom navy half morocco slipcase and chemise. With 5 manuscript maps (one large folding), 7 albumen photographs, and numerous ink views. 359, [36] pp in purple brown ink. Signed on several dozen pages as examined by Captain Richard Worsam Meade and signed by Calhoun in several places. Folio (12 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches). South Pacific cruise and the beginning of Western-Samoan diplomacy. An outstanding, extensively illustrated logbook of the diplomatic and research expedition undertaken by the U.S.S. Narragansett to the South Pacific in 1870-73. Kept by midshipman George A. Calhoun (1849-1897), the logbook covers the period December 1871-September 1872, during which time the Narragansett visited several island groups in the South Pacific, including the Hawaiian, Samoan, Phoenix, Marshall, and other island chains. In addition to providing crucial surveying information, the expedition marked the beginning of diplomatic negotiations between the Samoan Island and neighboring chains and the three great foreign powers competing for influence in the region-- the United States, Germany, and Great Britain. The logbook also records an encounter with the notorious American pirate "Bully" Hayes. The journal begins with the Narragansett at anchor in Honolulu on December 24, 1871 and ends with the ship at sea between Ebon Atoll and the Duff Islands on September 6th. In between is a daily record, dutifully kept by Calhoun, of the weather, sailing conditions, ship movements, onboard activity, court marshals, etc. Commanded by Richard Worsam Meade III (1837-1897), the Narragansett originally set out from Sandy Hook, New York, to the Pacific on March 21, 1871 and completed its journey on April 2, 1873, when it arrived at Panama, having spent 419 days at sea covering 52,073 miles. The log is signed in numerous places by Captain Meade as "examined and approved," and at the end of the journal he adds: "This journal has been excellently kept in every respect and I commend Mid[shipma]n Calhoun very highly. Richard W. Meade, Comdr." The achievement of the Narragansett with perhaps the longest lasting ramifications was Commander Meade's signing of a treaty of "friendship and protection" with Chief Maunga of Pago Pago, island of Tutuila, Samoan islands, granting the United States exclusive rights to build a naval station in Pago Pago harbor. Several entries in the logbook record activity almost certainly related to negotiations of the treaty, which was signed on February 17, 1872. The entry for February 15, for example, notes: "One of the principal native chiefs came on board to pay his respects to the Commanding officers." This chief would have been Maunga, of whom a photograph with his wife and child, taken by one of the expedition's members, is tipped-in to the log across from the entry. On February 18--the same day Meade arrested Bully Hayes--the log notes: "American Consul paid an official visit to the ship," which by now was in the neighboring port of Apia. The next day the log records that, "English Consul paid an official visit to the ship" and later that same day, "German Consul paid an official visit to the ship." Undoubtedly the newly signed treaty--which gave an immense advantage to the United States over its chief rivals--was discussed on all three occasions; shortly after, the German Consul sent a letter of protest to Chief Maunga. Though Meade's treaty would eventually die in the United States Senate, it laid the foundation for later, successful treaties which established an American presence in the region which lasts to this day. "The diplomacy connected with the [Samoan] islands may be considered to have begun in the year 1872, when Commander R.W. Meade of the U.S.S. 'Narragansett,' anchored at Pago-Pago, on the island of Tutuila, and on his own initiative concluded with the native chief of the bay an agreement by which the exclusive privilege of establishing a naval station in the harbor of Pago-Pago was granted to the United States" (Keim, Forty Years of German-American Political Relations, pp 114-115). Among the numerous illustrations in the logbook are drawings of the ship itself; a number of manuscript maps and plans; a series of inked views of islands made from aboard ship; and a group of photographs of islanders encountered by the crew. Among those in the first category is a magnificent ink drawing of the ship, with the American flag and pennant colored in red and blue, 12 x 16 ½ inches; and highly detailed pen and ink plans of the berth deck and of the ship's hold, each 11 ¾ inches (300 mm) in length. The maps include the Hawaiian Islands, 4 1/2 x 7 3/8 inches, labeling nine islands and including the names of dozens of towns and villages, as well as an inset enlargement of the islands of Lehua, Kauai, Niihau, and Kaula; on the same sheet appears a highly detailed plan of Honolulu harbor, 7 1/4 x 4 7/8 inches. Several manuscript maps on tracing linen have been tipped-in as well, including "Apia ... Island of Opulu, Samoan Group," 8 3/4 x 7 ½; a folding "Plan of Leone Bay, Tutuila Samoan Group," 13 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches; and a large folding plan of "Pango Pango, Tutuila Samoan Group" approximately 14 ½ x 21 inches. Also present is a large folding map at front, "Track Chart, Cruise of the U.S.S. Narragansett from Oct 17th 1870 to April 4th '73. Original chart drawn by Midn. George A. Calhoun U.S.N.," being a contemporary reproduction, "photographed at Lima Peru Feb 1873." The original ink views sketched by Calhoun comprise: "Morotoi Island. Northern End"; "Diamond Point"; and "Oahu Island," on pages 17, 18, and 19, respectively; as well as a group of 18 views across two tipped-in sheets, recto and verso, including: the passage between Aunuu and Tutuila, Cape Matutula, Cockscomb Point, West Cape, Pyramid Rock, Sail Rock, Upolo, Tutuila, the entrance to Pago Pago, Sail Rock Point, Apia, Ofu, Tau, Phoenix Island, and others. A compelling group of photographs taken by the ship's assistant surgeon, H.C. Eckstein, have been tipped-in to several places as well: "Maunga, chief of Pango Pango, wife and child," 4 1/2 x 3 inches; "War Dance," Samoan Islanders, 4 1/2 x 3 inches; "Pango Pango Harbor. Tutuila I. Samoan Group," 3 x 3 inches; "View in Apaiang Island. Gilbert Group," showing a group of islanders, a canoe and a thatched hut, 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches; and "View in Ebon Island. Marshall Group," 4 3/4 x 2 7/8 inches. Also present is a 5 1/2 x 4 inch portrait portrait photograph of George A. Calhoun, mounted to board and loosely inserted, being a leaf detached from Calhoun's Naval Academy album, with a portrait of a classmate on the verso on the verso. Inserted in several places between the daily log entries are several four-page descriptive pieces by Calhoun on: Honolulu (page 16), "Naval Etiquette in a Foreign Port" (50), Apia (86), Pago Pago (88), the Phoenix Islands (122), Baker and Howland Islands (132), "Essay on Deviation Tables" (208), and several islands in the Gilbert (299) and Marshall groups (317). These essays cover navigational points, local trade, and more. The essay on Honolulu notes, for example, that the port "serves principally as a station for the U.S. Mail Steamers plying between Australia and San Francisco, and a depot for the seaports from the surrounding islands. The harbor at Honolulu which is capable of holding two-hundred vessels is formed by an indentation of the coast, and entirely surrounded with the exception of a channel, by coral reefs, some of which are visible at low tide ... There are no facilities for docking, there is only a small ship yard capable of building vessels of about 100 tons ... The want of a dock of sufficient size to hold large vessels is severely felt and building one is spoken of by business men of Honolulu ... Excellent water delivery on board from water boats at the cost of 1 cent per gallon. Provisions and fruits are quite cheap and of good quality, meat at 8 cents and vegetables at 5 c per lbs." etc. On Apia: "The firm of Gottfried and Co. of Hamburg do an extensive business in copra and cocoanut oil and all the German vessels in port belonged to them. One American, two English and six German vessels were in the harbor during our stay." On the village of Leone, on the island of Tutuila: "Leone is the largest and principal village on Tutuila and the chief of this district seems to be held in respect by the other chiefs, the houses are more commodious and better built than those in the villages at Pago Pago and the natives seem more intellectual and robust." At the front of the log are several pages of charts documenting the ship's dimensions, provisions, and costs; a meteorological table; and a tipped-in abstract of the cruise listing ports sailed from and anchored at, number of days spent at sea and in port, and total distances sailed for the entire journey, October 1870-April 1873. One of the more notable departures from the typical activities of the Narragansett is recorded on February 18, 1872, when Commander Meade seizes the ship of and arrests the notorious South Seas swindler, blackbirder, and pirate William Henry "Bully" Hayes (1829?-1877): "Sent an armed boat which boarded and took temporary possession of the American Brig 'Leonora,' late English brig 'Pioneer' Captain W.H. Hayes. Capt. Hayes was brought on board and detained on suspicion of having been engaged in unlawful acts in the Micronesian and other islands." Hayes, who had been operating nefariously in the South Seas since at least the early 1850s, had lately taken possession of the "Leonora" from his business partner under suspicious circumstances, and it was on these grounds that Meade made the arrest. However, none of Hayes' men could be induced to provide evidence against him, and on February 21 Calhoun reports: "The investigation in the case of the Brig 'Leonora' having been completed Captain Hayes was allowed to resume command of her".

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         Bicknell's Village Builder; Elevations And Plans For Cottages, Villas, Suburban Residences, Farm House, Stables, And Carriage Houses, Store Fronts, School Houses, Churches, Court-Houses, And A Model Jail; Also Exterior And Interior Details For Public And Private Buildings, With Approved Forms Of Contracts And Specifications

      New York: A.J. Bicknell & Co, 1872. Revised Edition. Hardcover. Orig. brown pebble grained publisher's cloth, front cover gilt lettering bright, modern brown cloth reback with original lettering laid down -- "Bicknell's Village Builder And Supplement." Near fine. Frontis, half title and 2 page Introduction, Folio, 35 x 27 cm. 56 lithographed plates drawn to scale printed recto only with three additional plates and a variety of details. The first of the three extra plates a color lithograph. 14 pages of adverts at rear, one a color lithograph of Minton Floor Tiles. The designs of fifteen leading architects, representing the New England, middle, western and southwestern states." Architects include Lyman Under-wood (Boston), C. Edward Loth (Troy), G. B. Croff (Fort Edward, NY), E. Boyden & Son (Worcester), Alfred Gable (St. Louis), E. R. Francisco (Kansas City), Davis D. Hopkins (Grand Rapids), etc. A notable mid Victorian pattern book. HITCHCOCK 160. A truly clean, fresh and bright copy internally, endpapers renewed.

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         A Treatise on the Origin, Nature, and Varieties of Wine: being a complete manual of viticulture and oenology.

      - London, Macmillan 1872. Octavo modern half morocco; xxxiv,760pp, colour map & 86 illustrations (some full page). Scattered spotting but a pretty good copy. An "exhaustive treatise" as Thudichum himself later labelled it (he reworked it into a smaller form twenty years later) which became one of the standards of the industry throughout the world. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A TREATISE OF THE ORIGIN, NATURE AND VARIETIES OF WINE.

      Macmillan, London 1872 - xxiv + 760 pages, b/w frontispiece, coloured map, top edges gilt, new endpapers, edges of spine and corners slightly worn, fore-edges foxed with some slight foxing occasionally elsewhere, otherwise a very clean, bright and sound copy. Size: 8vo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Roberts, A.B.A.]
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         Ure's Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures & Mines

      London: Longman's, Green & Co. 1872 - 6th edition - 3 Volumes Hardcover, 8vo, 980, 902, & 1128 pp; 1/2 brown leather w/gilt title & decorations on the spine, marbled boards, page edges, & endpapers, more than 2000 illustrations; Handsome set, tight & complete! Foxing on eps, vol. 1marbling faded on front On ep of Vol. 1, a small newspaper ad for a set like this has been pasted. Marbling on page edges of v. 1 is also faded. Heavy set, will require additional postage. TX residents will have state tax added. Cover: 0.0 0.0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Through the Looking-Glass, And What Alice Found There.

      8vo. Original tan pebble-grain cloth with triple-line panel in gilt to upper board enclosing a gilt roundel of the Red Queen with the White Queens blocked in blind to lower cover, spine ruled, lettered, and decorated in gilt, matt brown endpapers; pp. [xii] + 224; with 50 illustrations after engravings by John Tenniel; a very attractive copy with light external rubbing and minor dust-soiling to spine, tiny wear and slight strengthening to spine ends and rubbing to corner tips; internally clean throughout with cracking to inner hinges now repaired. First edition printed in America (Lovett, 19) including the misprint "wade" for "wabe" in the Jabberwocky verse, as in the first U.K. edition.

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         Manuscript Song Book of Hannah Shaddinger with fraktur title and fraktur bookplate by Jacob Gross of Bucks County, Pennsylvania

      Bucks County [PA] 1872 - 44 pp. pen and ink with watercolor details on title page and bookplate. Oblong 8vo, bookplate 5.5 x 3.5 inches, title page 7.5 x 4.5 inches. BUCKS COUNTY FRAKTUR. A lovely example of a bygone folk art by one of its last masters.Fraktur or illuminated writing was a religious art seldom applied to secular themes. This highly elaborate form of folk art was practiced by Pennsylvania Germans mainly between 1740 and 1860, and was taught to school children in the German language. Mennonites were the most notable fraktur artists and the main geographical area for fraktur art was Bucks County, PA. Among the notable types of fraktur work were these small, plain songbooks with illuminated title pages giving the owners name and school. In 1872, Mennonite schoolmaster, Jacob W. Gross (1807-1900) of New Britain, known as the "Swirl Artist," was one of the last surviving masters of fraktur, which saw its demise with the advancement of the public school system.Hannah Shaddinger was born September 19, 1858 to Henry Shaddinger and Mary Fretz. She married John Ziegenfuss Loux and had two children. She died in Mechanicsville, PA on February 13, 1937. Quarter contemporary cloth and marbled boards, minor bumping and scuffing to corners, spine and edges rubbed, else fine. Bookplate of Jacob Gross laid in 44 pp. pen and ink with watercolor details on title page and bookplate. Oblong 8vo, bookplate 5.5 x 3.5 inches, title page 7.5 x 4.5 inches

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         The history of Don Quixote by Cervantes. The text edition by J.W. Clark and a biographica, notice of Cervantes by T. Teighnmouth Shore. Illustrated by Gustave Doré.

      London, New York, Cassell, Petter and Galpin, (1870-1872). - 2 vol. 31,5x23,5 cm. XXVIII, 316 S.; S. (317)-737. Mit 118 Illustr. Neuere schöne HPgt.-Bde. mit Rückenschildern (Stempel: Buchbinderei Flügel, Basel). Erstausgabe. - (Stellenweise leicht gebräunt oder fleckig). [Attributes: First Edition]

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         L'architecture du Ve au XVIIe siècle et les arts qui en dépendent : la sculpture, la peinture murale, la peinture sur verre, la mosaique, la ferronnerie, etc. 4-vol. set (Complete) [INCLUDES 251 STEEL-ENGRAVINGS AND 54 CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS]

      Paris: A. Morel, 1872. First edition. Hardcover. g to vg. Folio (17 3/4 x 13 1/2"). Vol. 1: [4], 56pp (Text), lxxxi (81) leaves (Plates); Vol. 2: [4], 120pp (Text), cxvii (117) leaves (Plates); Vol. 3: [4], 74pp (Text), xcviii (98) leaves (Plates); Vol. 4: [4], 166 (i.e. 168)pp (Text), cv (105) leaves (Plates). Original half burgundy morocco over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering and tooling to spines. All top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Publisher's device on each title. - First volume illustrated with 81 tissue-guarded plates divided as follow: 67 full-page steel engravings counting as one plate each, 6 double-page steel engravings counting as two plates each, and 1 full-page chromolithograph accounting for two plates; - Second volume illustrated with 117 tissue-guarded plates divided as follow: 45 full-page steel engravings counting as one plate each, 3 double-page steel engravings counting as two plates each, 21 full-page chromolithographs accounting for two plates each, and 6 double-page chromolithographs accounting for four plates each; - Third volume illustrated with 98 tissue-guarded plates divided as follow: 56 full-page steel engravings counting as one plate each, 9 full-page chromolithographs accounting for two plates each, and 6 double-page chromolithographs accounting for four plates each; - Fourth volume illustrated with 105 tissue-guarded plates divided as follow: 69 full-page steel engravings counting as one plate each, 5 double-page steel engravings counting as two plates each, 9 full-page chromolithographs accounting for two plates each, and 2 double-page chromolithographs accounting for four plates each; ALL PLATES ARE ACCOUNTED FOR. Splendidly illustrated throughout with 251 steel engravings (including 14 double-page), 54 chromolithographs (including 14 double-page), this monumental architectural survey from the 5th to the 17th century deals not merely with the architecture produced from the beginning of the Middle Ages to the end of the Renaissance, but also sculpture, mural painting, painting on glass, mosaic work, bronzes, iron work, the furniture of churches, etc.. Bindings rubbed along edges, with sporadic abrasion to leather. Ex-library copy with stickers at tail of spines, upper margin of front covers, and on inside of back covers. Bookplate on inside of each front cover. Minor and sporadic foxing throughout. Text in French. Bindings in overall good- to good, interior in very good condition.

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         Herr Julian Schmidt, der Literarhistoriker.

      Leipzig: 1872 - 108 S. HLn. der Zeit. Angebunden: Herr Böhmert und seine Fälschungen der Wissenschaft, 1873, 120 S. Bernhard Becker: Der alte und der neue Jesuitismus, 1875, 50 S. Herman Greulich: Der Staat vom sozialdemokratischen Standpunkte aus, 1877, 39 S.W. Marr: Sieben Briefe über den Stein der Weisen, 1872, 50 S. Robert Seidel: Staatlicher Getreidehandel, 1879, 58 S. Geo. Stiebeling: Sozialismus und Darwinismus, 1879, 45 S. Johann Most: Die Lösung der socialen Frage, 1876, 43 S. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Modern Turkey.

      London: Hurst and Blackett, Publishers,, 1872. Octavo (220 × 132 mm). Original red-brown cloth, gilt-lettered spine, sides decoratively panel-stamped in blind, yellow surface-paper endpapers. Spine darkened and a little marked, a few pale spots to fore edge, half-title lightly foxed, and discreetly tape-repaired at foot, shallow chip to top edge of front free endpaper, contents otherwise clean, a very good copy. Second edition, the same year as the first, of this valuable survey of Turkey in the mid-19th century, including a wide-ranging economic overview, and accounts of Empress Eugénie's visit to Constantinople and the health benefits of living in Syria. Both editions are uncommon, especially in good condition, and there appear to have been no further printings after 1872. Farley (1823–1855) helped establish the Beirut branch of the British-run Ottoman Bank, established after the conclusion of the Crimean War. "In 1860 [he] was appointed accountant-general of the state bank of Turkey at Constantinople, which subsequently became merged in the Imperial Ottoman Bank, which was set up in 1863 with British, French, and Ottoman shareholders and directors, under the protection of the sultan and his government. It was the government bank with sole rights of note issue. British and French government involvement was also considerable, and the bank was a political as much as a financial institution" (ODNB). He was notably on intimate terms with Fuad and Ali pashas. From 1870 to 1884 he served as Ottoman consul at Bristol, in which capacity he is credited on the title page, and made substantial (though not overly successful) attempts at increasing Bristol's trade with the Levant.

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         The Mineral Resources of the Territory of Utah, with Mining Statistics and Maps

      London, San Francisco, and Salt Lake City, Utah: Trübner & Co., A.L. Bancroft & Co., James Dwyer, 1872. First edition. 104; [9]pp. Octavo [22.5 cm] Limp maroon pebbled cloth wraps. Nine pages of advertisements at the rear. Good. The covers are mildly rubbed, and the cloth is beginning to peel away from the thin card wraps. The text block is just beginning to pull away from the covers. The pages throughout the second half of the text have light damp stains in the top fore edge corners, measuring roughly 2" tall by 1" wide. Complete, all ten plates present. Subjects include History of Mineral Discoveries, Description of Mining Districts, United States and Local Laws for the Mineral Districts, and Early History of the Settlement of Utah.

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         THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

      MACMILLAN COMPANY 1872 - First edition, First Printing A remarkably clean first printing hardcover with the original red cloth covered boards, and the original end papers. First Edition, first issue, with misprint "wade" for "wabe" on page 21. A very Good hardcover with the original red cloth covered boards with some mottling and discoloration (please see images for details). All Edges in full gilt. The book still has the original dark slate blue end papers, with a delicate scripted owner name which blends so it is hard to even see. The original tissue guard is still present. The spine was rebacked with the original cloth lay back down, as such the binding is tight and quite readable. The interior pages are remarkable clean for this title which otherwise is often found with stains, or handling marks or foxing. A scarce copy in the rare original boards, still retaining both the original dark slate blue papers and the original tissue guard. All pages and illustrations are present and very clean with a tight readable binding. Include a stunning 50 illustrations by John Tenniel. Additional images available upon request. Please see our Abe store for other rare children's books, other first printings and original illustration artwork [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Manuscript, working draft, entitled "The Franco- Prussian War, its causes & probable Consequences"

      1872 - 104 numbered leaves; written in in on folded sheets, with text on right-hand side, notes and corrections on left. With numerous corrections and deletions. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo (6 x 8 inches0. A very early and well-written analysis by an amateur historian*, shortly afer the cessation of hostilities.The author begins: "It is but a few months since Europe saw the end of a struggle of which history affords so example. There have been fiercer battles fought, larger territories involved in the conflict, but never was there witnessed a more futile pretext for war, blind imprudence in the aggressor, or more consummate generalship & complete success on the opposite side ."*Possibly by an American, given references to Abraham Lincoln, the American Revolution, "the freest nation in the world", etc). A good candidatate might possibly be Henry Percy Litchfield (see OCLC 10644238), of Long Island, whose papers are in George Washington U with the Litchfield family papers, and whose privately printed book THE FRANCO-GERMAN WAR OF 1870 (Gracehill, Brooklyn, L.I., 1872) was among the earliest studies of the war. 104 numbered leaves; written in in on folded sheets, with text on right-hand side, notes and corrections on left. With numerous corrections and deletions. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo (6 x 8 inches0

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         A Journey to the Source of the River Oxus.: With an Essay on the Geography of the Valley of the Oxus. By Colonel Henry Yule.

      London John Murray 1872 - Yakushi W116b A near fine copy in original cloth. New edition, edited by his son. 8vo, pp. cvii, 280, frontispiece, 2 folding maps.

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         Neues illustriertes Conditoreibuch. Ein praktisches Hand- und Nachschlagebuch für Conditoren, Fein= und Pastetenbäcker, Lebküchner, Chocolade= und Liqueurfabrikanten, Köche, Gasthofbesitzer, sowie für jede Hausfrau. 1 Lieferung. Mit 52 Tafeln in Farbendruck.

      Erstausgabe. 4. Deckblatt: 1. Lieferung, [2] Bl. (Prospectus), XV S. (Titelei), Inhaltsv.), 205 S., [3] S. (Anhang A+B), Druckfehler) 52 chromolithographierte Tafeln. OLwd. mit fachmännischen restauriertem Buchrücken unter Verwendung des alten Materials. (berieben u. bestoßen). Stockfleckig, tlw. stärker vor allem im Textteil. Weiss 2083 - Sehr seltene Erstausgabe, erschien ab 1872 in Lieferungen. Mitgebunden ist auch das Deckblatt der 1. Lieferung mit dem Prospectus. Standardwerk der Konditoreikunst. Der Autor betrieb eine Konditoreifachschule. Erstmals in Deutschland wurde das Medium der Chromolithographie für ein Buch der Gastronomie voll ausgenützt. Die Tafeln sind noch nicht sehr raffiniert wie in späteren Auflagen, gefallen aber durch ihren kindlichen Charme. Krackharts Bücher sind die Vorfahren aller späteren deutschen Konditoreifachbücher wie Weber, Heckmann, Gruber, Beyrich etc. Sollte in keiner Konditoreibuchsammlung fehlen.

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         Some Adventures in the Life of a Cockatoo

      New York: R. Shugg and Co. 1872. Very rare story about Cockie, a mischevous and loquacious sulphur-crested cockatoo, published in America. The author describes Cockie's life in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood and his voyage across the Pacific to his new home in America where Cockie scandalises the household maid and local clergyman with his outrageous commentary. Published as part of the Cinderella series under the 'Juvenile Classics' banner of the Rutherford Park Press, this scarce and ephemeral children's title is not recorded by Muir and not held by any of the major libraries in the United States, although there is a copy in the National Library of Australia. Pamphlet, original illustrated wrappers, 173 mm x 260 mm, 4 pages; a very good copy.

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         Album dei porti di I, II e III classe illustrato dalle notizie nautiche e commerciali d’ogni porto e della statistica delle opere esistenti e di quelle eseguite nel decennio 1861 al 1870.

      - Roma, Civelli, s. d. (ma 1872 circa). Album in oblungo (cm. 44 x 58 circa). A inizio volume 1 grande carta geografica in litografia in colore e rip. "Carta del Regno d'Italia indicante la posizione geografica dei porti di I II e III classe" (Lit. Landi e Steffen, Firenze, Roma – S. Benelli inc.), seguono 57 carte in litografia, in b/n, racchiuse in cornice, con la grande figura del porto descritto e con dettagliate notazioni in merito alle opere esistenti, alle condizioni nautiche e commerciali, al movimento commerciale, alle opere eseguite nel decennio dal 1861 al 1870. Leg. orig. in cartonato celeste con titoli in nero al piatto. Interessante e affatto comune lavoro, edito dal Ministero del Lavori Pubblici del Regno d’Italia, in cui vengono raffigurati e descritti i principali porti della penisola italiana: Civitavecchia, Genova, Livorno, Messina, Napoli, Palermo, Venezia, Anzio, Baja, Conte di Sassari, Cotrone, Gaeta, Po di Goro, Porto Longone, Manfredonia, Marciana, Milazzo, Palinuro, Nisida, Ponza, Porto Ercole, Portoferraio, Portofino, Porto Venere, Rio Marina, Tortoli, Vada, Bari, Bosa, Castellamare, Catania, Porto Corsini, Fiumicino, Gallipoli, Girgenti, Licata, Marsala, Molfetta, Oneglia, Ortona, Porto Maurizio, Porto Torres, Reggio, Rimini, Salerno, San Remo, Santa Venere, Savona, Sinigallia, Siracusa, Taranto, Terranuova, Trapani, Viareggio. Usuali segni del tempo alla legatura, un lieve ingiallimento con sporadiche fioriture alle bianche (con alcune pieghe della carta alla prima bianca), ma tutte le tavole sono ben pulite e l' esemplare è in uno stato di conservazione molto buono, come è raro per questo tipo di album di grande formato. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Science of Wealth: a Manual of Political Economy.

      1872 - Philadelphia. Student (5th) edition. 8vo, xvi, [17]-455pp, modern cloth [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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