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        Unexplored Syria

      Tinsley Brothers, London 1872 - Visits to the Libanus, the Tulul el Safa, the Anti-Libanus, the Northern Libanus and the Ala. First ed. Penzer pp 85-88. Two volumes: 360 pp, folding map, plates, text ill. 400 pp, plates & text ill. In most of the copies the binder inserted the plates incorrectly so the list of illustrations is faulty and the plates are bound in different order in different copies. Burton, COnsul at Damascus (1865-1871) traveled to Syria to explore it and Lebanon. Nicely bound in half leather over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, raised spine bands, gilt rules on bands. A good looking set showing little wear. Scarce. VG+. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        Travels in Indo-China and the Chinese Empire ( With a Notice of the Author by the Count de Carné )

      Chapman and Hall, London 1872 - Hardcover. Octavo. xxii & 366 pp. Contemporary half leather with cloth boards, blind rules and gilt titling to spine, color cloth backed fold-out frontis map, b&w plates. The first English language edition of this account of the travels of Louis-Marie de Carné ( 1804 - 1876 ), or Comte de Carné who was a French politician, journalist and historian who was a member of The Commission of Exploration of the Mekong. Spine and corners a bit chafed and bumped with some light chipping to leather and one inch tear at upper spine, inner hinges cracked but holding nicely. Text bright and unmarked with only a few pages lightly browned, matchbox sized square excised from inner margin of rear endpaper. Overall a solid and unmarked near VG copy. Quite scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Weiser Antiquarian Books, Inc.]
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        THE WORKS OF CHARLES LEVER In 17 Volumes

      Chapman & Hall [&] George Routledge, 1872 - 1873.. New edn. 17 vols. 8vo. Contemporary uniform half green calf, raised ribbed spines elaborately gilt tooled with shamrock devices, marbled paper-laid boards, marbled edges and endpapers (a bright VG set). Pp. various, illus with b&w plates by H.K. Browne Phiz (prelims lightly spotted; no inscriptions). The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer; Charles O'Malley The Irish Dragoon; Tom Burke of Ours; The O'Donoghue A Tale of Ireland Fifty Years Ago; The Knight of Gwynne A Tale of the time of the Union; Confessions of Con Cregan The Irish Gil Blas (Routledge 4th edn); Roland Cashel; The Daltons Or Three Roads In Life; The Dodd Family Abroad; The Martins of Cro'Martin; Davenport Dunn A Man of our Day; One of Them; Barrington; Luttrell of Arran; Lord Kilgobbin; Jack Hinton; The Bramleighs of Bishop's Folly. .

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        THE WORKS [17 Volumes Uniformly Bound By Bayntun]

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1872. A handsome set, of most of Lever's major works, bound by the famous binder - Bayntun, Bath, England. Most published by Chapman & Hall, 1872 - 1873; New edition, otherwise pub. Routledge as indicated. Titles as follows:- Charles O'Malley; Tom Burke; The O'Donoghue; The Knight of Gwynne; Con Cregan; Roland Cashel; The Daltons; The Dodd Family Abroad; The Martins; Davenport Dunn; One of Them; Barrington; Luttrell of Arran; Lord Kilgobbin; The Bramleighs of Bishop's Follys; Jack Hinton; and Arthur O'Leary (pub. George Routledge). Illustrated throughout with frontispieces and engraved plates by Phiz, Browne et al; many with separate engraved and letterpress title pages. Half bound in green morocco (uniformly faded to tan) with green cloth boards, five raised bands to the spines, gilt lettering; top edges gilt, marbled end papers. Bindings vey good, joints strong, slight general wear, several lightly stained and marked. Contents generaly clean and tight, a little browning/marking to the first and last few pages of some volumes, a few pages with very small water stains to edges, otherwise clean, a few titles missing tissue guards to frontispiece plates; several with light silverfish damage to the edges of the endpapers and first and last few pages. Specific faults as follows: Tom Burke with some silverfish damage to the fore-edge of the frontispiece plate but not affecting image; Lord Kilgobbin missing rear free end paper; Dodd Family, small strip missing from lower edge of half-title page (not nearly affecting text). A very good set that looks particularly well on the shelf. Please note: a heavy set and a small postal surcharge may apply,. New Edition. Half Leather. Very Good. 8vo.

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        Travels in Indo-China and the Chinese Empire

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1872. First edition edition, xxi, [1],365, [1]pp., coloured folding map frontispiece, 6 engraved plates on brown tinted paper, from the Fothergill library with armorial bookplate, orig. brick red publisher's cloth, black decoration with spine lettered in gilt, partly unopened, corners slightly bumped otherwise a fine copy of a book seldom found in such condition in the original cloth. De Carné was a member of the Commission of Exploration of the Mekong, included is a"Notice of the author by the Count De Carné."

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        Das malerische und romantische Westphalen. Mit 28 Stahlstichen und 56 Holzschnitten im Text.

      Paderborn, F. Schöningh 1872. - Gr.8°. Titel und gestocheners Frontispiz, VI/365(1) S. mit 56 Textholzstichen und 27 Stahlstich-Tafeln von A.H. Payne u.a. nach W. Schuch und C. Schlickum. Illustriertes Oln. mit äußerst reicher Gold- und Blindprägung auf Vorderdeckel und Rücken (signiert R. Gerhold) und Moireevorsätzen. Vollgoldschnitt. Rücken an den Gelenken unter Verwendung des Originalrückens sehr sauber und fachmännisch restauriert. Sehr schönes Exemplar, innen nur ganz vereinzelte Stockfleckchen und mit allen unverletzten Seidenhemdchen vor den Tafeln. Zweite, umgearbeitete Auflage, erschien erstmals 1842. Enthält u.a. Ansichten von Altena, Arnsberg, Arensburg, Balve, Barmen, Bilstein, Blankenstein, Bielefeld, Brake, Corvey, Desenberg, Dortmund, Driburg, Elberfeld, Enger, Freusburg a.d. Sieg, Hardenstein a.d. Ruhr, Herdringen, Herford, Horn, Höxter, Iburg, Iserlohn, Klusenstein, Laer, Lemgo, Limburg, Matfeld, Minden, Möllenbeck, Münster, Neuhaus, Oeynhausen, Osnabrück, Paderborn, Ravensberg, Rheder, Rüschhaus, Schwarzenberg, Siegen, Soest, Sundwig, Syburg, Thienhausen, Varenholz, Volmarstein, Wehrden, Wetter und Wevelsburg. Sprache: de [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire naturelle des reptiles et des batraciens. ?Faune des Vertébrés de la Suisse?, Vol. 3.

      Genève & Bâle, H. Georg, 1872, - gr. in-8vo, 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre) + 603 p. (+1 bl.) + XII ( Appendice au volume 1) + 5 planches lithogr. dont 3 coloriées, envoi ms. de l?auteur sur faux-titre: ?Mons. le Dr. Noll Hommage de l?auteur F. Fatio?, ex-libris ms. de ?F.C. Noll? sur titre, demi-toile, filets, titre et tomaison imprimés or au dos. Bon exemplaire. Première édition. Avec envoi manuscrit de l?auteur. Les planches en couleurs montrent les Serpents: Tropidonotus tessellatus (Laurenti). Triton alpestris (Laurenti). Triton lobatus (Otth) Triton palmatus (Schneider). Les planches n./bl. avec des détails anatomiques.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Nissen Zoologische Buchillustration 1332 (la collection compl. ?Faune et vertébrés? en 5 vols in 6).

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        The expression of the emotions in man and animals. Recased.

      John Murray, London 1872 - vi, 374, [4, adverts.]pp. 7 heliotype plates (3 folding), text illustrations. 190 x 127 mm. Original cloth, recased, some wear, cloth on front cover bubbled. Good copy. First edition, Freeman's second issue; plates numbered in Arabic. "With this book Darwin founded the study of ethology (animal behavior) and conveyance of information (communication theory) and made a major contribution to psychology" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). This is Darwin's only work illustrated by photographs, and marks the first use of heliotypes to illustrate a book. Freeman 1142. Garrison-Morton 4975. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ansicht von Burg Hohenzollern.

      - Aquarell und Deckfarben, über Bleistift, auf festem gelblichem Velin, rechts unten signiert und datiert „JR (ligiert) Schreiber 1872.". 25,5:23,5 cm, aufgezogen.

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        Gentilia per epitomen, antehac De urbibus inscripta [...] Accedunt collectae ab Jacobo Gronovio variae lectiones [...] Leiden, Fredericus Haaring, 1694 [Met:] Variae lectiones in Stephano [...] ab Jacobo Gronovio [...] Leiden, Fredericus Haaring, 1694.

      "2º: a#4 b-c#2 d1 A-5D#4 5E-5F#2 #24G-4I#2 (-#24I, blanco?) 6A-6D#2, #3A-I#2 #4A-B#2 (#4B2+chi1), gepag.: [18] 786 [16], [8] 27 [1], 9 [1] pp., twee titelpagina's in zwart en rood gedrukt met gegraveerd drukkersmerk ""Intelligentibus"", fraaie versierde initialen in houtsnede. Perkamenten prijsband van Amsterdam (prijsformulier niet meer aanwezig), geribde rug, platten goudgestempeld, met 2 (van de 4) sluitlinten, exlibris (met pen) van F.H.E. Wolf, Ultrajecti 1872, mooi exemplaar."."De 'Gentilia' ('Ethnika' in het Grieks) is een omvangrijk geografisch woordenboek, samengesteld door Stephanus Byzantinus, een taalkundige die in de eerste helft van de zesde eeuw leefde in Constantinopel. Meer is er van hem niet bekend, en van zijn werk resteren maar enkele fragmenten, want de 'Gentilia' zoals we die nu kennen is ondanks zijn 800 foliobladzijden slechts een epitomen, een uittreksel van het oorspronkelijke boek, dat waarschijnlijk gemaakt is door een zekere Hermolaus die een eeuw na Stephanus leefde. Het woordenboek, dat in andere uitgaven 'De urbibus inscripta' (Opschriften over steden) is getiteld - ook in deze uitgave luidt de kopregel boven de pagina's ""De urbibus et populis"", over steden en volkeren -, geeft verklaringen van geografische en etnografische eigennamen uit de oudheid met hun afleidingen, waarbij tal van godsdienstige en mythologische bijzonderheden worden vermeld. Ons exemplaar behoort tot de tweede druk (eerste druk in 1688 bij D. van Gaesbeeck te Leiden) van de uitgave die bezorgd is door Abraham van Berkel (1639 - 1686), rector van de Latijnse school te Delft. Van Berkel had een groot deel van zijn leven besteed aan het verwezenlijken van deze fraaie paralleluitgave met de Griekse en Latijnse tekst in twee kolommen naast elkaar en daaronder in een kleinere letter een uitgebreid notenapparaat, maar het eindresultaat heeft hij niet mogen aanschouwen: hij overleed twee jaar voor publicatie. Opmerkelijk is de opdracht aan de curatoren van het Delfts gymnasium. Deze Latijnse tekst is gedateerd Offenberg 1 mei 1688 en ondertekend door Johanna van Baersenburgh, de weduwe van de overleden rector. Het is niet onwaarschijnlijk dat zij haar - kennelijk ruime - kennis van het Latijn te danken had aan de lessen van haar echtgenoot. Achter het woordenboek volg nog met afzonderlijke titelpagina en paginering een studie van de Leidse hoogleraar Jacobus Gronovius (1645 - 1716), die een aantal lezingen van een van de handschriften van de 'Gentilia', de codex Perusinus, verzamelde en van zijn commentaar voorzag. Deze studie is opgedragen aan de Leidse rector magnificus Carolus Drelincourt. "

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        O Vyranzenii oscuscenij u celoveka i zivotnych [The Expression of the Emotions of Man and Animals]

      St Petersburg, Suscinskiy, 1872 - 8vo (220 x 155 mm), pp v [-vi] 335, with 18 plates of engravings (21 numbered figures) and 7 heliotype plates; a fine copy in original publisher's wrappers, uncut, paper shelfmark label on spine. £6500 First Russian edition - published only a month after the English original and here preserved in its original wrappers - of Charles Darwin's The Expression of the Emotions of Man and Animals (1872), a book renowned not only for its insight into the connection between human behaviour and evolution, but also for its early use of photographic illustrations (heliotypes). The work was 'translated from the proofs sent by the author' by Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (1842-83), a palaeontologist specialising in equine evolution who had previously translated Darwin's Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication (1867, beating the English 'original' to press, in fact). OCLC records only one U.S. copy of this work, at Harvard.Freeman 1206

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        Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There With Fifty Illustrations by John Tenniel

      London: Macmillan, 1872. First Edition. A pleasing copy of Carroll's second "Alice" book (following "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," published seven years earlier). The profusion of rebound and restored copies in the marketplace attests to the book's fragile nature; the current example is completely free of restoration, and without the usual faults -- cracked hinges, faded gilt, and sprung signatures -- associated with this title. First Issue, with "wade" for "wabe" on p.21. Octavo (18.5cm); original publisher's red cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine, with vignettes in gilt on front and rear covers; all edges gilt; blue-black endpapers, [vi] preliminary leaves; [1]-224, [2]pp. Fifty illustrations in-text by John Tenniel. Cloth slightly and evenly rubbed, with one small (ca. 3/4") spot of somewhat heavier abrasion to rear board; touch of fading to spine; still a tight, straight copy with text fresh and unmarked, gilt on spine and covers bright and legible. Original trade binder's ticket of Burn to rear pastedown; embossed bookseller's stamp to front free endpaper ("W.H. Smith & Son, Strand, London"). A solidly Very Good, unrestored copy.

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        Travels in Indo-China and the Chinese Empire.: With a Notice of the Author by the Count de Carne. Translated from the French.

      London Chapman and Hall 1872 - Louis de Carne served on the Mekong River Expedition as representative of the French Foreign Ministry. His relations with other members of the expedition, particularly Garnier, were poor, and after the expedition he vigorously criticised Garnier for not giving sufficient credit to the deceased Doudart de Lagree. Carne himself died of dysentry contracted on the expedition before publication of his book. A near fine copy in original cloth. Bookplate of F.J. Meijer. First English edition pp.xxi, 365, folding map.

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        Reprint of Papers on Electrostatics and Magnetism

      London: Macmillan & Co, 1872. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. First Edition. xv, 592 pages. 8vo. Original green cloth, skillfully recased with renewed endpapers and minor sympathetic coloring. INSCRIBED by Thomson: "G. LeC. Egerton H.M.S. 'Northampton' with kind regards W. T. Dec 13, 1879" at the top of the title page. An unopened copy (with many pages not separated on the top page edges), otherwise minor wear to the extremities. Cloth. While the title notes "Reprint" it is incorrect. While the book does collect and reprint papers published over 30 years in various scientific journals, about a quarter of the book is printed here "for the first time from manuscript" in order to fill gaps in the collection. As noted in the Preface "the dates of the fresh articles have all been carefully indicated." During the time this book was signed, Thomson, an accomplished engineer and mathematical physicist, was in the midst of a campaign to get the Royal Navy to use his new mariner's compass which corrected for variations due to magnetic interference and other technical obstacles. The H.M.S. Northampton was one of the vessels on which Thomson did his testing. Thomson was successful in his campaign, getting the Admiralty to adopt his new compass - his supporters exclaiming it confirmed his brilliance as an engineer, his detractors noting his constant courting of various Navy luminaries on his yacht during frequent outings. Thomson is known to sign his books and letters in various ways, including "Kelvin" (he was also known as Lord Kelvin), "William Thomson" (the most common) and as here with his initials. While we have no way to confirm if George Le Clerc Egerton (a Royal Navy officer who rose to become Second Sea Lord) was present during testing, it stands to reason that Thomson may have handed out a few copies to bolster his reputation in the course of a campaign to have his new compass adopted by the Admiralty.

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        More Nonsense, Pictures, Rhymes, Botany etc.

      London: Robert John Bush. 1872 - First edition. Small 4to. Publisher's quarter brown cloth gilt over illustrated paper covered boards. Slight edgewear, some bumping and fraying of cloth at spine ends, some foxing to boards. Essentially a very good copy of a scarce book. Internally clean with scattered foxing to prelims. 138 lithographs printed on the recto of each page only. A charming and pretty scarce collection of nonsense verse. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LONDON A Pilgrimage

      London: Grant & Co, 1872. 1st edition (Malan, p. 281). Not in the Arents catalogue. Original publisher's printed wrappers. General wear & soiling to wrappers. Foxing. One plate lacking lower half. A Good set in the rare parts issue.. 12 parts, complete. 180 illustrations (54 full page & 126 vignettes) by Doré, Folio. Arguably Doré's best known work. Conceived in 1868, Doré often went, in disguise, to many parts of London's underground in order to get the material immortalized in this work. According to Malan, Doré's bibliographer, this 'book often hailed as the greatest visual expression of the social class struggle ever published.'.

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        Petit traité de poésie française EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Bibliothèque de l'écho de la Sorbonne, 1872. Fine. Bibliothèque de l'écho de la Sorbonne, Paris s.d.(1872), 12x18,5cm, relié. - First Edition. Binding to bradel half blue calico, smooth back with a gold finial, double tail thread, part of title shagreen, contemporary binding. autograph dedication of the author Paul Dally on this rare and sought-text which is the bible of Parnassians. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline bleue, dos lisse orné d'un fleuron doré, double filet en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin, reliure de l'époque. Envoi de Théodore de Banville à Paul Dally sur ce texte rare et recherché qui constitue la bible des parnassiens.

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        DICTIONNAIRE DE LA CONVERSATION ET DE LA LECTURE - INVENTAIRE RAISONNE DES NOTIONS GENERALES LES PLUS INDISPENSABLES A TOUS - 13 TOMES - 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 10 + 12 + 13 + 14 + 15 + 16 / TOME 1.A-ARI + T.2. ARI-BEQ - MANQUE TOME 8 + 9 + 11

      FIRMIN-DIDOT FRERES, FILs et Cie 1872 - RO20188275: 13 TOMES: 800 + 798 + 800 + 800 + 800 + 800 + 800 + 800 + 800 + 800 + 800 + 800 + 1064 pages - plats et contre-plats jaspés - texte en 2 colonnes. TOME 1.A-ARI + T.2. ARI-BEQ + T.3. BER-BRU + T.4. BRU-CEN + T.5. CEN-COI + T.6. COI-CTE + T.7 CUB-DOU. + T.10 FRE-HEL + T.12 KOT-MAX + T.13 MAX-ORI + T.14 ORI-POS + T.15 POS-SAX + T.16 SAX-ZYM - MANQUE TOME 8 + 9 + 11 In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 443-Dictionnaire français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nurseryman's Specimen Book

      1872. [TRADE CATALOGUE -- NURSERYMAN'S GUIDE]. DEWEY, D.M. Nurseryman's Specimen Book of American Horticulture and Floriculture, Fruits and Flowers, Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, Roses &c. D.M. Dewey's American fruit & flower plates, colored from nature, 2300 varieties. With a chromolithographic title page and 56 stencillled plates of fruits flowers and 9 chromolithographic plates plates of fruits flowers and trees. 8vo., 220 x 140 mm, bound in contemporary morocco, rebacked. Rochester, N.Y.: D.M. Dewey, n.d. (ca. 1872)]. |~||~||~||~||~| An early American trade catalogue of Fruit, Flowers, Trees, and Nursery stock, issued, according to the Smithsonian Library, "ca. 1872" by the firm of D.M. Dewey, Rochester, N.Y. Many of the plates have captions giving name of variety of plant and brief information on main characteristics and growing season. The Smithsonian copy contains only 24 plates, compared to the 40 in the above copy. "Nurserymen's plates were an American innovation. They were made by various methods, the most distinctive being painted in watercolors. In design and coloring these plates were more akin to folk painting than to the commercial art of their time" (Charles von Ravenswaay, "Drawn and Colored from Nature," in Antiques Magazine, March 1983, pp. 594-599). Some minor wear, overall in excellent condition. See Raphael. An Oak Spring Pomona Nos 63 to 66.

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        The Operation of the German Armies in France from Sedan to the End of the War.

      King., London. 1872 - xi, 290pp, large folding map, appends (Order of Battle), 24p catalogue. From the journals of the head-quarters staff in the Prussian War. Cloth is light wear, light soiled, contents are clean and tight, map has misfold creases but complete. 850g Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The expression of the emotions in man and animals. Recased

      London: John Murray, 1872. vi, 374, [4, adverts.]pp. 7 heliotype plates (3 folding), text illustrations. 190 x 127 mm. Original cloth, recased, some wear, cloth on front cover bubbled. Good copy. First edition, Freeman's second issue; plates numbered in Arabic. "With this book Darwin founded the study of ethology (animal behavior) and conveyance of information (communication theory) and made a major contribution to psychology" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). This is Darwin's only work illustrated by photographs, and marks the first use of heliotypes to illustrate a book. Freeman 1142. Garrison-Morton 4975.

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        The Ring and the Book

      London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1872. Second edition. 4 vols. Small 8vo. Full olive morocco gilt, a.e.g., by Bedford. Front joint of vol. I repaired, else fine. In custom cloth slipcase. Bookplate of William Harris Arnold. Second edition. 4 vols. Small 8vo. Browning's Masterpiece, Inscribed. Inscribed by Browning to Ernest Benzon on the first flyleaf, "Ernst Benzon Esq, from his very affectionately Robert Browning." German-born Ernst Benzon, a partner in the steel manufacture Vickers Sons & Company, was a patron of Browning and others, including Wilkie Collins, Felix Mendelssohn and George Eliot. In the summer of 1871, Browning stayed with the Benzons in Little Milton, their Scottish estate in the hills above Loch Tummel. The present volumes were likely presented by Browning in appreciation. Mrs. Benzon later gave Browning a gift of £1,860 worth of railway stock. Barnes RB 19; Sterling 89; Tinker 425; Wise, Browning pp. 27-28; Ashley I, 120-121

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        Album De La Mode Illustree (52 Chromos)

      Paris: Bureaux Du Journal, 1872. 1st. Collectible; Very Good. Very impressive 1872 folio collection of 52 lovely chromolithographed Parisian fashion plates. Sumptuous color thruout, elaborate samplings of the leading women's fashions --and hair styles-- of the day. The plates along each recto, each verso blank. Bound in 1/4 morocco (with gilt-tooling and lettering along the spine) over marbled boards. Solid and VG, with very light abrading at the rear panel. Internally, clean as could be, with no foxing or markings to speak of and bright, vivid color to each plate.

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        UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1872. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF PRESUMABLY 500 COPIES (according to Purdy) n. Hardcover. Hardy's Rarely Seen Second Novel, Finely Bound by Zaehnsdorf. 192 x 130 mm (7 1/2 x 5 1/4").Two volumes. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF PRESUMABLY 500 COPIES (according to Purdy). FINE MAROON CRUSHED MOROCCO BY ZAEHNSDORF (stamp-signed on rear turn-in), covers with triple gilt fillet border, raised bands, spines gilt in compartments with vase and garland centerpiece, gilt titling, turn-ins with gilt floral vine roll, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt.Purdy, p. 6; Sadleir 1117. A BEAUTIFUL COPY, the bindings entirely unworn and unusually bright, and the text with no signs of use. This is a handsomely bound copy of Hardy's rare second novel, the first of his Wessex stories. A gentle and optimistic tale compared to his darker later works, it relates the romance of Dick Dewy, a church musician in rural Mellstock, and Fancy Day, the young schoolteacher who, as organist, will soon supplant Dick and his fiddlers in the Mellstock church. DNB calls this is a "deeply personal" novel--Hardy's father was, like Dick, a church musician whose position was usurped by the "newfangled" organ--and notes that it "possesses a deceptively simple elegance unmatched by any of Hardy's later fiction." That phrase could also be used to describe the tasteful, understated binding expertly crafted with high quality materials by one of England's leading binderies.

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        The Letters of Vincent van Gogh. The Complete Illustrated and Annotated Edition, complete in six volumes. Edited by Leo Jansen, Hans Luijten and Nienke Bakker

      Thames & Hudson, London in association with the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam and the Huygens Institute, The Hague, 2009. First Edition, first printing. 4to. 2164pp. Original publisher's decorated paper-covered boards. A fine unread set in fine dust wrappers and original decorated slipcase. The first five volumes contain over 900 letters, written between 1872-1890, with the sixth volume containing biographical and historical context to the letters, plus also the commentary and indexes; and a CD-ROM of the original texts, presented in Dutch, French and English is enclosed, as issued. Typography and design by Wim Crouwel, and lavishly illustrated throughout with over four thousand colour, duotone and monochrome reproductions of artworks and the letters themselves. The most complete edition of Van Gogh's letters ever produced, with all of the letters fully annotated; all the works referred to shown alongside the letters - both the paintings and drawings that he himself was working on at the time, but also the works of art by others that he mentions; and including new transcriptions of every known letter to or from Van Gogh, both in the Van Gogh Museum and those in other museums, archives and private collections, and including many letters and fragments not previously available in English. "Publishing at its most creative and spectacular . Simply as a piece of book design, this takes the breath away; but to read the letters, and watch this passionate, clumsy, brilliant, earnest, suffering genius find his way towards the work he was going to be world-famous for, is to be - if you have a soul at all - wonderstruck." - Philip Pullman, The Guardian. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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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, 1st Edition. () 67pp. Very good. 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 (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!. 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..

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        Album du musée du Boulaq comprenant quarante planches photographiées par MM. Delié et Béchard, avec un texte explicatif rédigé par Auguste Mariette-Bey.

      Cairo, Mourès & Cie, 1872. - Folio. 3 unnum. leaves, 40 original photographs on albumenized paper (approx. 245 x 180 mm) on stiff cardboard mounted on hinges, and 42 unnum. leaves of explanations. Publisher's half brown hard-grained morocco, blind stamped calico boards, with gilt title and figures, raised bands. Edges gilt. Beautiful photographic album made in Cairo, the first illustrated catalogue of the first Egyptian Museum. While copies dated 1871 exist, both copies preserved in the French National Library bear the date 1872. The photographs by Hippolyte Délié and Émile Béchard show the halls and antiques of the Bulaq Museum, founded in Cairo in 1863 by the great Egyptologist Auguste Mariette (1821-81). The Museum was created by Auguste Mariette, who in 1858, following his appointment as head of the Antiquities Service, moved the banks of the Nile, in Bulaq, where he assigned four rooms in his residence for exhibitions. Mariette obtained permission to settle in Bulaq in the abandoned offices of the River Company. On these dilapidated premises, where he lived with his family, the "Director of the Historical Monuments of Egypt and the Cairo Museum" converted the first four exhibition halls with the assistance of his faithful assistants Bonnefoy and Floris. The period photographs, published in this 'Album du musée de Boulaq', show the low buildings by the river, almost completely devastated during the flood of 1878. In the preface dated November 1, 1871, Mariette explains the origins of this monumental album: "Mr. Hippolyte Délié and Mr. Béchard requested permission from the Directorate of the Bulaq Museum to reproduce by photography some of the monuments on display in our galleries. Not only the application [.] was explicitly welcomed, but the Director of the Museum feels he must promote the work of the great photographers from Cairo, opening up for them the cabinets of the Museum and choosing among the objects it contains those that appeared to him most worthy of inclusion in the proposed Album. Mr. Délié and Mr. Béchard have followed, for the classification and arrangement of their proofs, the order adopted in the Notice sommaire, which is for sale at the entrance of the Museum. The three plates showing the interior and exterior of the Museum serve as an introduction to the Album. The monuments are then classified into religious, funerary, civilians, historical, Greek and Roman sections. The photographic Album [.] is thus an illustrated catalogue of the Museum. The remarkable execution of the plates allows us also to recommend to everyone this album by Mr. Délié and Mr. Béchard. Travelers will indeed use it as a souvenir of their visit to the Bulaq Museum. Scholars will find the hieroglyphic texts reproduced with such clarity as if they were in direct presence of the monuments. Finally artists will not study from any other work on Egyptology as well as from the beautiful proofs delivered from the apparatus used by Mr. Délié and Mr. Béchard, the difficult problems that relate to the history of art in Egypt". The French photographer Émile Béchard was active during the years 1869-90: "Béchard arrived in Egypt probably together with his partner Délié. He collaborated with him in the production of the Album du Musée Boulaq and in the carte de visite photographs of native types and costumes. There is little information on the life of Béchard. It is known that he was awarded a first class gold medal at the Exposition Universelle of 1878 in Paris, and his images appear in many of the travel and topographic albums until almost the end of the century. His major achievement was no doubt his monumental album of photographs of the most important archaeological sites and antiquities of Egypt [ ]. It is worthy to note that Béchard did have a great deal of talent in picturing architecture. The neatness of the execution and printing of the final image adds tremendously to the monumentality he was able to reflect in them" (cf. Perez, p. 123). "Délié arrived in Egypt th

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        Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There With Illustrations by John Tenniel

      London: Macmillan & Co., 1872.. Fourteenth thousand. 8vo. (xii), 224, (4) pp. Publisher's gilt decorated red cloth, all edges gilt, later gift inscription to the half title. Frontispiece and 49 illustrations. Light wear to the extremities of the spine, the cloth a trifle darkened, a very good copy.

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        Picturesque America or the land we live in. A delineation by pen and pensil of montains rivers lakes forests water-falls shores canons valleys cities and other picturesque features of our country. With illustrations on steel and wood by Eminent American A

      D. Appleton & Co. 1872-1874, New York - Minime imperfezioni Contropiatti e risguardi marmorizzati tagli oro VIII + 568 VI + 576 con numerose ill.n.t. e tavv.f.t. a piena pagina p. 2 voll in-folio

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        Genera Plantarum: ad exemplaria imprimis in herbariis Kewensibus servata definita (3 vols./3 Bände ) - Vol. I: Sistens Dicotyledonum Polypetalarum Ordines LXXXIII: Ranunculaceas - Cornaceas (NUR TEILBAND, enthaltend die Seiten 721 - 1040): LXVII - LXXXII/ Vol. II: Sistens Dicotyledonum Gamopetalarum Ordines XLV: Caprifoliaceas - Plantagineas/ Vol. III: Sistens Monochlamydearum, Gymnospermearum et Monocotyledonum Ordines LXXIII.

      L. Reeve & Co.; 1872 - 1883.. Original-Ausgabe; kein Reprint; Bd. I: 721 - 1040/ 1279/ 1258 Seiten; Gebundene Ausgabe. Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Papier altersbedingt angebräunt/ teilweise leicht stockfleckig; Der Buchzustand ist ansonsten dem Alter entsprechend gut; bei Bd. III: Rücken gebrochen; KOMPLETTPREIS für 3 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; LATEINISCH !!!

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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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        Album du musee du Boulaq comprenant quarante planches photographiees par MM. Delie et Bechard, avec un texte explicatif redige par Auguste Mariette-Bey.

      Cairo, Moures & Cie, 1872.. Folio. 3 unnum. leaves, 40 original photographs on albumenized paper (approx. 245 x 180 mm) on stiff cardboard mounted on hinges, and 42 unnum. leaves of explanations. Publisher's half brown hard-grained morocco, blind stamped calico boards, with gilt title and figures, raised bands. Edges gilt.. Beautiful photographic album made in Cairo, the first illustrated catalogue of the first Egyptian Museum. While copies dated 1871 exist, both copies preserved in the French National Library bear the date 1872. The photographs by Hippolyte Delie and Emile Bechard show the halls and antiques of the Bulaq Museum, founded in Cairo in 1863 by the great Egyptologist Auguste Mariette (1821-81). The Museum was created by Auguste Mariette, who in 1858, following his appointment as head of the Antiquities Service, moved the banks of the Nile, in Bulaq, where he assigned four rooms in his residence for exhibitions. Mariette obtained permission to settle in Bulaq in the abandoned offices of the River Company. On these dilapidated premises, where he lived with his family, the "Director of the Historical Monuments of Egypt and the Cairo Museum" converted the first four exhibition halls with the assistance of his faithful assistants Bonnefoy and Floris. The period photographs, published in this 'Album du musee de Boulaq', show the low buildings by the river, almost completely devastated during the flood of 1878. In the preface dated November 1, 1871, Mariette explains the origins of this monumental album: "Mr. Hippolyte Delie and Mr. Bechard requested permission from the Directorate of the Bulaq Museum to reproduce by photography some of the monuments on display in our galleries. Not only the application [...] was explicitly welcomed, but the Director of the Museum feels he must promote the work of the great photographers from Cairo, opening up for them the cabinets of the Museum and choosing among the objects it contains those that appeared to him most worthy of inclusion in the proposed Album. Mr. Delie and Mr. Bechard have followed, for the classification and arrangement of their proofs, the order adopted in the Notice sommaire, which is for sale at the entrance of the Museum. The three plates showing the interior and exterior of the Museum serve as an introduction to the Album. The monuments are then classified into religious, funerary, civilians, historical, Greek and Roman sections. The photographic Album [...] is thus an illustrated catalogue of the Museum. The remarkable execution of the plates allows us also to recommend to everyone this album by Mr. Delie and Mr. Bechard. Travelers will indeed use it as a souvenir of their visit to the Bulaq Museum. Scholars will find the hieroglyphic texts reproduced with such clarity as if they were in direct presence of the monuments. Finally artists will not study from any other work on Egyptology as well as from the beautiful proofs delivered from the apparatus used by Mr. Delie and Mr. Bechard, the difficult problems that relate to the history of art in Egypt". The French photographer Emile Bechard was active during the years 1869-90: "Bechard arrived in Egypt probably together with his partner Delie. He collaborated with him in the production of the Album du Musee Boulaq and in the carte de visite photographs of native types and costumes. There is little information on the life of Bechard. It is known that he was awarded a first class gold medal at the Exposition Universelle of 1878 in Paris, and his images appear in many of the travel and topographic albums until almost the end of the century. His major achievement was no doubt his monumental album of photographs of the most important archaeological sites and antiquities of Egypt [ ]. It is worthy to note that Bechard did have a great deal of talent in picturing architecture. The neatness of the execution and printing of the final image adds tremendously to the monumentality he was able to reflect in them" (cf. Perez, p. 123). "Delie arrived in Egypt the year the Suez Canal was opened and settled in Cairo. Until the mid-1870s he was in partnership with Emile Bechard. The two collaborated on a major photography album on the Boulaq Museum that was very highly praised as one of the most luxurious and finely printed books of the period. [ ] Delie's photographs were known already in 1869, and some of them were used that early for woodcuts illustrating articles in Le Tour du Monde. In 1876, he became a member of the Societe Francaise de Photographie, and in 1878 he was awarded a bronze medal at the Exposition Universelle in Paris. For some reason, Delie's images, although equal in quality, are much rarer than those by Bechard, even though both continued to work after they dissolved their partnership. His photographs are exclusively of Egypt, mainly ruins, antiquities, and cityscapes, with a few genre studies" (p. 153f.). Perez also devotes a long notice to the archaeological activity of Mariette, a familiar to photography: "Best known as Mariette Bey, this famous Egyptologist became an archaeologist almost by chance. He was a young schoolteacher in the provincial town of Boulogne-sur-Mer, writing bad novels and chairing the local fishing-club, when he happened across the papers of a relative, Nestor L'Hote. L'Hote's writings of Egypt aroused Mariette's interest, and he turned to the study of Coptic writings and hieroglyphs. He published a number of papers that attracted the attention of Charles Lenormant, who sent him to Egypt in 1850 to hunt down Coptic manuscripts, which were at the time actively collected by British scholars. He remained in Egypt four years, during which time he realized the importance of finding and saving the archaeological treasures still buried in Egypt. Mariette shared his conviction with Ferdinand de Lesseps, whom he met in 1857. The latter appealed to the Viceroy of Egypt, and Mariette was appointed head of the department of Antiquities, a post he created and held until his death in Cairo in 1881. During his years there he displayed an unusual instinct in finding excavation sites; his contribution to Egyptology is invaluable. He was also founder of the Boulaq museum. Photography became an inseparable part of his activity. He mainly employed professional photographers such as Delie, Bechard, and Brugsch, but he himself also photographed, using an 8x10'' camera, newly found artefacts and ancient structures in remote parts of the Egyptian desert. It is interesting to note that, although technically not perfect, Mariette's photographs have a certain precision of angle and composition that makes the image 'right' and authentic. This is no doubt the result of his love and understanding of the objects he was photographing" (p. 194). - Spine scuffed, some foxing. - Cf. Nissan N. Perez, Focus East, 1988. On Mariette cf. also J.-M. Carre, "Voyageurs et ecrivains francais en Egypte", p. 223-249.

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        Tinglingling. - Ausgaben Nr. 1 - 13 (wohl alles erschienene)

      Berlin, "Zu haben im Selbstverlage des Verfassers: A. Queva, Fortepianostimmer, Neue Königstraße 33, Hof gradezu part", Druck von Gustav Schulz, (1872).. 13 Einblattdrucke, beidseitig mit Text. Verso jeweils großer Holzschnitt. Bis zu 32 x 15 cm. Nicht im KVK, für mich bibliographisch nicht fassbar. Julius Rodenberg hat "In deutschen Landen: Skizzen und Ferienreisen" (Leipzig, Brockhaus 1874; SS. 83-93) der Folge satirischer Flugblätter ein kleines literarisches Denkmal gesetzt, das aber auch nur wenig Licht ins Dunkel bringt: Danach ist "Tinglingling" eine bestimmte Melodie, auf der "alle möglichen (und einige unmögliche) Texte" gesungen werden. Der Verfasser der vorliegenden Texte ist nach Rodenberg ein ehemaliger Berliner Zigarrenhändler, in dessen Laden er bereits 1859 Spottgedichte auf Napoleon III. gekauft hätte und den er als "A. Z." bezeichnet. - Die Satiren hier beziehen sich meist auf tanzende Damen im Tingeltangel und ihre männlichen Bewunderer, aber auch auf Bismarck und Berliner Volksleben. Am interessantesten wohl die Nr. 13 "Ansicht der Baracken auf der Schlächterwiese vor dem Kottbusser-Thore", ein Bänkelsang auf die Zustände in dem "Freistaat von Barrackia", einer von tausenden Menschen bewohnten Hüttensiedlung, die als Reaktion auf die erhöhten Mietpreise von den Armen Berlins errichtet wurde. Der Slum wurde von der Berliner Verwaltung kurzfristig geduldet, dann aber 27. 8. 1872 unter Einsatz von 200 bewaffneten Polizisten gewaltsam geräunt - rund einhundert Jahre später etablierte sich fast am gleichen Ort die Kreuzberger Hausbesetzerszene. - Nr. 8 mit kleinerer Läsur am oberen Rand. In einem etwas lädiertem Umschlag d. Zt. mit handschriftl. Titel "Berliner Volks-Moral zur Zeit des Jesuiten-Gesetzes. Sommer 1872". Beiliegt ein "Zum fünften Stiftungsfest 1872" betiteltes Doppelblatt mit 3 weiteren "Tinglingling-Gedichten" von A. Stolz (2) und J. Braun.

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        Book of Common Prayer translated into Mandarin

      Peking: [American Mission Press], 1872. 3 vols. 4to. Chinese oversewn binding. Each volume's cover bears an inscription in Burdon's hand listing the contents, with a folding slipcase of marbled boards with ivory pin closures. Fine. 3 vols. 4to. A wonderful copy of the first complete translation of the Book of Common Prayer in Mandarin. It was compiled by Burdon and Sereschewsky, both Christian missionaries to China. Burdon was affiliated with the Chuch Mission Society and, two years after the publication of this work, became the Bishop of South China Diocese of Victoria and Hong Kong. Sereschewsky served as Anglican Bishop of Shanghai from 1877-84 and in 1879 founded St John's University. Its first class comprised 39 students. A decade in the making, this translation is not only a scholarly landmark but a triumph of collaboration too. Both missionaries regarded this translation at the significant priority as it allowed for a relation with God directly through the Gospel. However, two other factors secure its importance. First was an "insistance on the quality of language acquisition and a deep scholarly commitment to understanding Chinese, and therefore China, in Chinese terms". Second, the sheer ability of being able to negociate the political realities of the period. "Far from alienating citizens of heaven from their earthly state, the BCP that Schereschewsky and Burdon edited included daily prayers for those in political leadership. They saw no problem in substituting "Emperor" for the "King" of the English version" (Starr). This crisp copy is enhanced with manuscript material by both translators. Laid down on the inside rear cover is an ALS by Burdon to Mrs. (William Alexander Parsons) Martin, [n.p., n d.], asking for bean bags to be introduced into his school. On the inside front cover is a card signed by Rev. Sereschewsky. Chloe Starr, "Rethinking Church through the Book of Common Prayer in Late Quing and Early Republican China" in Philip Wickeri (ed) Christian Encounters with Chinese Culture (Hong Kong, 2015) pp.86-7

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        Reprint of Papers on Electrostatics and Magnetism

      Macmillan & Co, London 1872 - First Edition. xv, 592 pages. 8vo. Original green cloth, skillfully recased with renewed endpapers and minor sympathetic coloring. INSCRIBED by Thomson: "G. LeC. Egerton H.M.S. 'Northampton' with kind regards W. T. Dec 13, 1879" at the top of the title page. An unopened copy (with many pages not separated on the top page edges), otherwise minor wear to the extremities. Cloth. While the title notes "Reprint" it is incorrect. While the book does collect and reprint papers published over 30 years in various scientific journals, about a quarter of the book is printed here "for the first time from manuscript" in order to fill gaps in the collection. As noted in the Preface "the dates of the fresh articles have all been carefully indicated."During the time this book was signed, Thomson, an accomplished engineer and mathematical physicist, was in the midst of a campaign to get the Royal Navy to use his new mariner's compass which corrected for variations due to magnetic interference and other technical obstacles. The H.M.S. Northampton was one of the vessels on which Thomson did his testing. Thomson was successful in his campaign, getting the Admiralty to adopt his new compass - his supporters exclaiming it confirmed his brilliance as an engineer, his detractors noting his constant courting of various Navy luminaries on his yacht during frequent outings. Thomson is known to sign his books and letters in various ways, including "Kelvin" (he was also known as Lord Kelvin), "William Thomson" (the most common) and as here with his initials. While we have no way to confirm if George Le Clerc Egerton (a Royal Navy officer who rose to become Second Sea Lord) was present during testing, it stands to reason that Thomson may have handed out a few copies to bolster his reputation in the course of a campaign to have his new compass adopted by the Admiralty. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Welt in Bildern. Orbis pictus. Bilderbuch zur Anschauung und Belehrung.

      Leipzig, Günther o.J. (1872). - 3. durchgesehene Aufl. 3 Bände. 4°. Titel, 148 S.; Titel, 149, (1) S.; 2 Bl., 204 S., 1 Bl. mit 92 kolor. Stahlstichtafeln von W(ilhelm) Müller nach T(heodor) Neu. OHLn. u. Moderner Ln. (Band 2) mit farblithogr. Deckelbild (Großmutter mit Kindern umgeben von Gegenständen und Landschaften aus der ganzen Welt). Doderer-Müller 350. Pilz 385. Seebaß I, 1114. Slg. Strobach 3. Stuck-Villa II, 54. Wegehaupt II, 1942. Vgl. Slg. Brüggemann I, 477 (5. Aufl.), Hauswedell 762 (2. Aufl.), LKJ II, 319 u. 615 (EA), Pressler 205 (5. Aufl. mit Abb. 53, Taf. XIII), Rümann 217 (4. Aufl.). - Titel in Schwarz u. Rot gedruckt. Die Tafeln zeigen reizvolle Genre- und Handwerkerszenen, volkskundliche Sujets, Kinderspiele sowie Tier- und Pflanzendarstellungen. - "Merget. empfiehlt den Lauckhard'schen "Orbis pictus" ausdrücklich: "Dieses Werk zeichnet sich ebenso durch die Zweckmäßigkeit des bei der Darstellung befolgten Stufengangs, wie durch den genau an die Bilder sich anschließenden Text aus, welcher reiche Belehrung und gemütliche Anregung darbietet." (Jugendliteratur S. 6). Diese pädagogische Anordnung des Stoffes hat Lauckhard in seinem Vorwort dargelegt: zuerst gezeigt wird "die nähere Umgebung des Kindes, sodann die Thierwelt in ihren Beziehungen zum Menschen, ferner den Menschen in seinen verschiedenen Beschäftigungen und Verhältnissen, die Pflanzenwelt und endlich das Ausland in seinen geographischen und geschichtlichen Beziehungen." Darstellungen der Bildtafeln und Text sind durch Nummern miteinander verbunden. Neben sachlichen Erklärungen dienen kleine Geschichten dazu, die Bilder besser ins Gemüt der Kinder dringen zu lassen" (A. Petri in Bilderwelt 1193). - Ecken bestoßen, Einband und Vorsätze von Band II erneuert, vord. Innengelenke von Band I u. III angeplatzt, erste Lage bei Band III lose, Textblätter papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, sonst gut erhalten. OHLn. u. Moderner Ln. (Band 2) mit farblithogr. Deckelbild (Großmutter mit Kindern umgeben von Gegenständen und Landschaften aus der ganzen Welt). 3 Bände. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Enzyklopädisches Wörterbuch der Staatsarzneikunde. Nach dem heutigen Standpunkte der Wissenschaft bearbeitet von Dr. L. Gottlieb Kraus und Dr. W. Pichler in Wien. I., II., III., IV. Band [1 2 3 4].

      Ferdinand Enke Vlg., Erlangen 1872, 1873, 1877, 1878.. je kl.4°, Halbleinwandeinband, II und 608, 612, 898 und 690 Seiten. Von "Aas" bis "Zucker" und Nachträge. Einbände berieben, Blöcke etwas stockig, ganz vereinzelt Randanstreichungen in Blei; 1 mit Wasserfleck am unteren Schnitt; sonst schön. Selten und äußerst informativ!

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        Reprint of Papers on Electrostatics and Magnetism

      London: Macmillan & Co, 1872. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. First Edition. xv, 592 pages. 8vo. Original green cloth, skillfully recased with renewed endpapers and minor sympathetic coloring. INSCRIBED by Thomson: "G. LeC. Egerton H.M.S. 'Northampton' with kind regards W. T. Dec 13, 1879" at the top of the title page. An unopened copy (with many pages not separated on the top page edges), otherwise minor wear to the extremities. Cloth. While the title notes "Reprint" it is incorrect. While the book does collect and reprint papers published over 30 years in various scientific journals, about a quarter of the book is printed here "for the first time from manuscript" in order to fill gaps in the collection. As noted in the Preface "the dates of the fresh articles have all been carefully indicated." During the time this book was signed, Thomson, an accomplished engineer and mathematical physicist, was in the midst of a campaign to get the Royal Navy to use his new mariner's compass which corrected for variations due to magnetic interference and other technical obstacles. The H.M.S. Northampton was one of the vessels on which Thomson did his testing. Thomson was successful in his campaign, getting the Admiralty to adopt his new compass - his supporters exclaiming it confirmed his brilliance as an engineer, his detractors noting his constant courting of various Navy luminaries on his yacht during frequent outings. Thomson is known to sign his books and letters in various ways, including "Kelvin" (he was also known as Lord Kelvin), "William Thomson" (the most common) and as here with his initials. While we have no way to confirm if George Le Clerc Egerton (a Royal Navy officer who rose to become Second Sea Lord) was present during testing, it stands to reason that Thomson may have handed out a few copies to bolster his reputation in the course of a campaign to have his new compass adopted by the Admiralty.

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        Flowers of Palestine and Syria, Collected and Pressed in 1872 by F W Fisk [of] Chicago, Illinois, U S A

      1872. Hardcover. Very Good. Cloth-backed decorative paper over boards (7.5 x 10.75 inches); contains about 150 specimens of leaves and flowers in good condition, neatly mounted and labelled by hand, usually 3 or more per page. Boards a bit rubbed; backstrip detached, but binding remains tight. Some off-setting from the specimens onto facing pages, and a few specimens missing, but the remaining 150 are in excellent condition overall -- some decay, as expected. Flower specimens from this region are particularly hard to come by. Their labels offer varying degrees of specificity, such as: "Olive Leaf / from Plain of Sharon / March 25, '72," "From Bethlehem / April 5, 1872" (beneath a display of 6 different, otherwise unidentified flowers), and "Valley of Ephraim, near Jenin." Interesting.

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        THE WONDERS OF THE YOSEMITE VALLEY, AND OF CALIFORNIA With Original Photographic Illustrations by John P Soule

      Boston: Alexander Moore, 1872. First edition. Moderate wear to corners and spine ends, covers moderately worn and scuffed; externally near very good. Internally near fine with contemporary previous owner name to fromt free endpaper, occasional light foxing to text, no foxing to photographs or mounts, short tear to 1 tissue guard.. Original green cloth with title and ornaments stamped in gilt, black, and blind, octavo (7 x 10.5 inches), pp xii, 13-71. 10 mounted albumen photographs with tissue guards. All edges gilt. Professor Kneeland's guide to Yosemite was published following his visit to the region in 1870. He traveled from Cambridge (he taught at MIT) to California on the "Pacific Railroad' and accounts the experience more stimulating and healthful (and cheaper) than a vacation in Niagara, Saratoga, or the other popular vacation spots of the East. The photographs, though small at 3.25 x 5.5 inches, are beautiful. Currey & Kruska 225, Cowan

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        Poems

      1872. Tennyson's PoemsIn a Fine Binding by Ramage[RAMAGE, John (Binder)], TENNYSON, Alfred, Lord. Poems by Alfred Tennyson. London: Strahan and Co., 1872. Later edition. Small octavo (6 5/16 x 4 inches; 160 x 102 mm.). xii, 379, [1, colophon] pp.Bound by Ramage ca. 1880 (stamp-signed upside-down on upper turn-in) in full red crushed morocco, with gilt-rolled borders enclosing four intricately detailed corner designs, spine with five raised bands elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt ruled board edges, decorative gilt turn-ins, marbled end-papers, all edges gilt. A near fine example.Born in London in 1836, John Ramage served an apprenticeship with John Wright, then went to Paris, where he was able to work with the distinguished Marcellin Lortic (1822-1892), who opened his shop on the Rue St. Honoré in 1840. In 1860 Ramage purchased the binding business of Alexander Banks, Jr., in Edinburgh, then returned three years later to London, where he was in business at various locations into the 20th century. Though the range designs is broad, Ramage bindings are celebrated for their remarkably delicate, careful, and elaborate gilt work." The second division of this volume was published in the winter of 1832. Some of the poems have been considerably altered. Others have been added, which, with one exception, were written in 1833." [colophon].

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        Le prince des voleurs EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Michel Lévy frères, 1872. Fine. Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1872, 11x18cm, 2 volumes reliés en 1. - Edition of wich no leading copies exists. Binding half green fir shagreen with corners, back with five nerves decorated with gold set with black nets double piping, golden friezes front and rear, framing gilded nets on marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper , sprinkled edges, a blunt corner, contemporary binding signed JW Andrews bookbinder in Waterford. Rare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure en demi chagrin vert sapin à coins, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de liserés dorés orné de doubles filets noirs, frises dorées en tête et en queue, encadrement de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tranches mouchetées, un coin émoussé, reliure de l'époque signée de J.W. Andrews relieur à Waterford. Rare.

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        The Life of Charles Dickens. [Together with] The Letters of Charles Dickens

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1872?-82. 2 works in 12 volumes, octavo (214 x 140 mm). Finely bound by Riviere & Son in green full levant morocco, titles to spines gilt, lion tool to boards and spines, top edges gilt, turn-ins gilt, red coated endpapers, title pages printed in red and black. Engraved portrait frontispieces of Dickens, engraved plates and wood-engravings in the texts, and extra-illustrated with approximately 400 plates. Spines and edges of boards faded to light brown but gilt still bright, sporadic light spotting to contents. An excellent set. First editions. John Forster and Georgina Hogarth, Dickens's sister-in-law, both counted among the author's closest friends and were appointed by him as his executors. Forster's Life is a primary source of information about the great author; "though constrained by the inhibitions of his time, he makes use of revealing juxtapositions to offer unique insights into Dickens's sometimes troubled private life" (ODNB). The collection of letters was intended by Hogarth and her co-editor, Mary "Mamie" Dickens, the author's eldest daughter, as a supplement to Forster's biography. Although selected the collection remains extensive, starting in 1833, the year the first Sketch by Boz was published. A one-volume edition followed in 1893. From the library of soap manufacturer Andrew Pears, with his armorial bookplate to each front pastedown. Andrew Pears (1846?-1909) was the great-grandson of the inventor of transparent soap and his namesake Andrew Pears (c. 1767?-1845).

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        Zur Entwicklungsgeschichte der rothen Blutkörperchen (pp.523-525, Taf. VII, Fig.1-20).

      - Virch. Arch. path. Anat., 41. - Berlin, Verlag von Georg Reimer, 1872, 8°, VI, 538 pp., 20 Tafeln, Halbleinenband. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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