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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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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        L'AÉRONAUTE, BULLETIN MENSUEL INTERNATIONAL DE LA NAVIGATION AÉRIENNE: DIRGÉ PAR lE Dr. ABEL HUREAU DE VILLENEUVE. Nineteen issues DÉCEMBRE 1872 THROUGH DÉCEMBRE 1875. The binding title of the two volumes is COTASTROPHE DU ZENITH

      Paris: Rédaction et Bureaux, 1872 - 1875 English translation from the French; "THE BALLOONIST, MONTHLY BULLETIN OF THE INTERNATIONAL AIR NAVIGATION, HEADED BY Dr. ABEL HUREAU DE VILLENEUVE." Gaston Tissandier and companions Joseph Crocé-Spinelli, journalist, and Théodore Henri Sivel, naval officer, were able to reach in a balloon, the Zenith, the unheard-of altitude of 8,600 meters (28,000 feet). Both of his companions died from breathing the thin air. Tissandier survived, but became deaf. Nineteen issues of this monthly publication relating the disaster of the Zenith and its tragic role in the pioneering days of aviation medicine, all bound in two hardcover volumes. Both volumes uniformly bound in quarter morocco over marbled boards with raised bands, and marbled endpapers. Each issue bound in with original front and rear light blue stiff paper printed covers. Both volumes near fine.. Hardcover.

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        Pretty Little Games for Young Ladies & Gentleman

      [1872]. first edition. An Exceptionally Scarce, Highly Erotic and Yery Amusing Set of Ten Hand-Colored EngravingsHoused in the Original Quarter Morocco PortfolioROWLANDSON, Thomas. Pretty Little Games for Young Ladies & Gentleman. With Pictures of Good Old English Sports and Pastimes. By T. Rowlandson. [n.p.]: A few copies only printed for the artist's friends, 1845. [i.e. London: John Camden Hotten, ca. 1872].First collected edition. Limited to 100 copies on toned paper, only a few of which were hand-colored. Small quarto (8 7/8 x 6 3/4 inches; 227 x 171 mm.). [iv], 62 pp., unbound in three gatherings as issued. Ten hand-colored engraved plates by Thomas Rowlandson. The plate marks measure 6 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches; 172 x 114 mm.Original quarter red morocco over marbled boards portfolio ruled in blind, spine lettered in gilt. Some very minor marginal soiling otherwise near fine.An exceptionally scarce, highly erotic and very amusing set of ten hand-colored engraved plates.Thomas Rowlandson circulated his erotic engravings from 1800, individually and on demand, only among a small circle of friends and collectors."The object of this volume was to reproduce in form of a book, ten erotic plates by Rowlandson, which had been issued separately, about 1800; each plate is accompanied by a sheet of letter press from the pen of Hotten himself, and under each are a title and a few doggerel lines, etched, probably the production of Rowlandson's own Muse. The plates are of one uniform size, and measure (including the lines under each design) 6 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches. (The Encyclopedia of Erotic Literature)."During the final years of his life, Rowlandson privately printed at least ten stipple engravings depicting sexual encounters he called Anatomy Diversions. Long after Rowlandson's death, John Camden Hotten (1832-1873) collected a set of these prints and published them in a bound edition accompanied by his own equally explicit poems." (Princeton University Library).The subjects are:1. The Willing Fair, or any Way to Please2. The Country Squire new Mounted3. The Hairy Prospect or the Devil in a Fright4. The Larking Cull5. The Toss Off6. New Feats of Horsemanship7. Rural Felicity or Love in a Chaise8. The Sanctified Sinner9. The Wanton Frolic10. The Curious WantonPisanus Fraxi (H.S. Asbee). The Encyclopedia of Erotic Literature. Centuria Librorum Absconditorum, volume two, pp. 346-354; Gay-Lemonnyer III, 845; Kearney, 1607.

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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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        Through the Looking-Glass and what Alice found there

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1872. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Original red cloth covered boards. Edges gilt, dark green end papers. Spine tips slightly frayed. front inner hinge starting (3/8") to split. Corners bumped. Burn Bindery sticker on rear paste down end paper. Small (3/8 ") oil (?) bleed- through on rear free end paper. Wade instead of Wabe on page 21, number 98 on page 98. Advertising for works of Lewis Carroll on last page before free end paper.

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        Bronzeplastik " Arbeitender Mann ".

      - Ausdrucksstarke Bronzeplastik eines halbnackten Arbeiters ( möglicherweise Metallarbeiter ) unten signiert mit H.Müller ( H. Müller: *1872 geboren ), undatiert ( vermutlich um 1910 entstanden ). Auf einem rötlichen Granitsockel montiert. Höhe 38 cm ( Gesamthöhe mit Sockel 43 cm ), Durchmesser der bronzenen Bodenplatte 14 cm. Von guter Erhaltung. ( Gewicht 8000 Gramm ). ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Holograph Letter, signed ("David D Porter"), to Commodore George F. Emmons. [With:] Printed Document, completed in manuscript, appointing Emmons Commodore in the Navy, January 13, 1869

      Washington, D.C., 1872. 4 pp. pen and ink in secretarial hand, on folded ruled sheet. Document removed, with some abrasions on right margin, some browning and staining to letter. Note about Porter's rank added in an early hand, possibly Emmons', at close of letter. In custom red and grey morocco-backed drop box. 4 pp. pen and ink in secretarial hand, on folded ruled sheet. Admiral Porter on his critics: "I don't mind what these people say any more than an elephant would a mosquito". Admiral of the United States Navy David Dixon Porter (1813-1891) writes, at the close of his career, to Commodore George F. Emmons, regarding administration of a naval association and his response to critics. Porter, son of Commodore David Porter - a hero of the War of 1812 - made his reputation as a bold, ambitious, and somewhat divisive figure during the Civil War, and was instrumental in the Vicksburg campaign. "He never retreated from his arrogant, brash manner, and his career during these [later] years was marked by controversy and constant internecine battles within the service" (ANB). George F. Emmons (1811-1884) took part in the Wilkes Expedition, served in the Mexican-American and Civil Wars, and eventually achieved the rank of rear admiral. Reading, in part: "I received the paper from Philadelphia announcing acquiescence in the proposition which came from the Parksmith[?] U.N. branch. I do not see the use of keeping up the organization unless the officers take more interest in it. I believe every officer in Washington has practically withdrawn from the association and it involves so much writing in answering 'resolutions' which had no merit in them, that personally, I shall be very glad to be relived of the labor. "I begin to have serious doubts of the possibility of forming a naval association of any kind that would be useful to the service. There is too much diversity of opinion among officers, a great deal of selfishness and a number are looking out actively for No.1. "I shall always work for the navy but intend to do it in my own fashion. As I have no axes to grind or favors to ask of any one, and occupy the only independent position in the navy, it is possibly that I may be activated for the good of the service. As to any expressions on the part of officers in regard to my course, I do not need them. "I wish you would get me a copy of that 'Telegraph' in which you say somebody pitches into me, and send it to me, for although I don't mind what these people say any more than an elephant would a mosquito I like to see them. I can generally spot the writer and say him off ...".

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        L'Arlésienne Drame en 3 Actes de Alphonse Daudet... A mon ami Hippolyte Rodrigues... Partition, Chant & Piano. Pr: 5fr. net. [Piano-vocal score]

      Paris: Choudens [PN A.C. 2486.]. [1872]. Large octavo. Quarter red cloth with marbled boards, titling gilt. 1f. (title), [i] (table of contents), 2-85 pp. music. Lithographed. With composer's autograph inscription signed to head of title "à mon ami Armand G[...] avec mille cordialités Georges Bizet." Binding slightly worn. An attractive wide-margined copy. Together with: - The librettist Daudet's visiting card with a signed autograph note to recto: "... But my dear Borner [?], what a trap, what a lie, is literature... Alph. Daudet" - 2. A signed autograph note, most probably to a publisher: "Dear Sir, Have you thought of having some copies of the little book printed on rare paper?" . First Edition. Fuld p. 109. French author and playwright Alphonse Daudet (1840-1897) wrote such noted works as Letters from My Windmill (1869) and Sidonie (1874). The Letters included the short story, L'Arlésienne, which was transformed into the play for which Bizet composed his incidental music. The music was first performed on October 1, 1872. "The score... is a triumph almost without rival of its kind, and cannot be fully appreciated apart from the play it was intended to illustrate. Of the 27 numbers, many are mélodrames only a few bars long... and the longer movements of the suites, although they never stale as concert music, have a primary dramatic integrity." Winton Dean in TNG 1980, Vol. 2 pp. 758-759.

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        Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

      London: Macmillan & Co, 1872. First edition. Very Good +. A Very Good + copy of the book. Spine darkened, some spots and wear to the cloth, heaviest on the lower board. Internally quite nice, with the misprint "wade" for "wabe" on p. 21 and the "Burns" bindery ticket on the rear paste-down. Front hinge just starting, rear hinge strong. Overall a copy that is well above average, with most copies rebacked, rebound or in dismal shape. Carroll's fantastical sequel to the classic Alice Adventures in Wonderland. Published in 1871, the book follows Alice as she enters a strange alternative world by stepping through a magical mirror. She soon encounters the nonsense poem "Jabberwocky", which Martin Gardner called "...the greatest of all nonsense poems in English", and later meets the famed Tweedledee and Tweedledum. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was a sensation when it was first published, and Through The Looking Glass received favorable reviews as well. The novel has been adapted into film, television, and stage. Carroll scholar Florence Becker Lennon calls the novel a "masterpiece - only a shade less than Wonderland" (Lennon, "Escape Through the Looking-Glass," 1971; pp 66-79). Very Good +.

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        State Atlas of New Jersey Based on State Geological Survey

      BEERS, COMSTOCK & CLINE, NEW YORK 1872 - faded gilt on cover, pages coming loose,front cover detatched, spine missing, pages brittle and yellowing, includes numerous maps and graphs DATE PUBLISHED: 1872 EDITION: 122 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FERNS: BRITISH AND EXOTIC. New Edition. 8 Volumes together with Supplementary Volume: A NATURAL HISTORY OF NEW AND RARE FERNS: Containing species and varieties, none of which are included in any of the eight volumes of 'Ferns, British and Exotic,' amongst which are the New Hymenophyllums and Trichomanes. With coloured illustrations and wood-cuts (1871).

      George Bell and Sons, York Street, Covent Garden., London 1872 - NINE VOLUMES. 4to. 7.25 x 10.25 inches. Vol. I, [2] + x + 160 pp. Vol. II, [4] + 162 pp. Vol. III, [4] + 142 pp. Vol. IV, [4] + 174 pp. Vol. V, [4] + 168 pp. Vol. VI, [2] + 136 + [2] pp. Vol. VII, [4] + 181 pp. Vol. VIII, [4] + 261 pp., including addenda for 8 vols. Supplementary Vol., vi + 192 pp. Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt, decorated with blind stamping and gilt block of ferns. Slight wear to extremities, Spines a little faded and some light foxing; otherwise a very fine set. Illustrated by 545 chromolithograph plates (473, Vols. I-VIII + 72 in Supplementary Vol.) and by numerous wood engravings in text. A most comprehensive world wide guide to ferns by a renowned botanist. Edward Joseph Lowe (1825-1900), born in Nottinghamshire, published on grasses and ferns and was also an authority on atmospheric phenomena. Many other contributors who supplied specimens to the author are listed and the entries for British ferns indicate the major localities where they may be found. The first edition was published 1856-60. A monument to the Victorian passion for ferns illustrated by over 500 colour plates including the supplementary volume. NATURAL HISTORY/SCIENCE FERNS BOTANY ILLUSTRATED 19TH CENTURY NATURAL HISTORY/SCIENCE

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        La chambre bleue nouvelle dédiée à madame de la Rhune Grand papier

      Bruxelles: Lib. de la Place de la Monnaie, 1872. Fine. Lib. de la Place de la Monnaie, Bruxelles 1872, 14,5x23,5cm, relié. - Second edition, the first edition was printed only 3 left, one of 100 copies on laid, with one draw and 20 China 9 Holland paper. Binding to bradel half carton indigo, flat spine decorated with gilt double, boards handmade paper, small traces of friction on the head, contemporary binding. Light bites on the guards, otherwise nice condition inside. Rare. --- 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] Deuxième édition, l'édition originale ayant été imprimée à 3 ex seulement, un des 100 ex sur vergé, seul tirage avec 9 Chine et 20 Hollande. Reliure à la bradel en demi cartonnage indigo, dos lisse orné de doubles filets dorés, plats de papier à la cuve, petites traces de frottements sur la tête, reliure de l'époque. Légères piqûres sur les gardes, sinon agréable état intérieur. Rare.

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        KAI CHUU BANKOKU YOOCHI SAI ZENZU: COMPLETE POCKET MAP OF THE WORLD.

      A HAND-COLORED COPPER ETCHED JAPANESE WORLD MAP Tokyo 1872, - Murakami. Yellow paper covers, very good, a fewminor old worm holes, 48.5 x 36 cm., very crisp, handsomecompass, key, Japanese text, folds down to 6 x 12 cm., hand-colored gouache. SCARCE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        L'Arlésienne ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Lemerre, 1872. Fine. Lemerre, Paris 1872, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition published the same year as the original. Precious autograph signed by the author Hector Giacomelli. Tiny bites minor head and back a few pages, otherwise nice copy. --- 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 parue la même année que l'originale. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Alphonse Daudet à Hector Giacomelli. Infimes piqûres sans gravité en tête du dos et sur quelques feuillets, sinon agréable exemplaire.

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        Les sept journées de la Reine de Navarre suivies de la huitième

      Paris: Chez Jouaust, Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1872. Fine. Chez Jouaust, Librairie des Bibliophiles, Paris 1872, 4 tomes en 4 volumes in-8 (14,5cm x 22cm), relié. - Reprint of the 1559 edition given by Claude Gruget with notes Paul Lacroix containing 72 new divided into 8 days and added three other news, from the Heptameron. Limited to only 120 copies on large paper, this one of 100 on Holland paper unnumbered state with double prints. Illustrated with etchings by Leopold Flammeng.Demi morocco purple vintage wedge. Back with five nerves decorated with gilded finials and small mosaics in green morocco. Date tail. Golden head. wrappers preserved and bound in. Back slightly discolored. Very nice copy, perfectly prepared. Binding signed Champs. Note that serpentes broken away too early, there are burning superimposed on the single opposée.Exemplaire page with a portrait engraved double state, also a second portrait frontispiece, 17 plates in double state boards and 8 additional off- text (a regular copy should possess only 8 boards in total); or 27 boards including 18 double state. --- 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] Réimpression de l'édition de 1559 donnée par Claude Gruget, avec les notes de Paul Lacroix contenant 72 nouvelles divisées en 8 journées et enrichie de trois autres nouvelles, provenant de l'Heptaméron. Tirage limité à seulement 120 exemplaires sur grand papier, celui-ci un des 100 sur Hollande non numéroté avec un double état des gravures. Illustré à l'eau-forte par Léopold Flammeng. Demi Maroquin parme d'époque à coins. Dos à cinq nerfs orné de fleurons dorés et de petites mosaiques en maroquin vert. Date en queue. Tête dorée. Couvertures conservées. Dos légèrement décolorés. Très bel exemplaire, parfaitement établi. Reliure signée de Champs. A noter que les serpentes ayant été ôtées trop tôt, on distingue la gravure en surimpression sur la page opposée. Exemplaire unique comprenant un portrait gravé en double état, un second portrait également en frontispice, 17 planches en double état et 8 planches supplémentaires hors-texte (un exemplaire ordinaire ne devrait posséder que 8 planches au total) ; soit 27 planches dont 18 en double état.

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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. - New edition, original part because of the increased preface entitled "France in 1872" published on the occasion of the resumption of the room, at the Odeon, February 19, 1872. Bound in brown half-sorrow, back with five nerves, preserved covers. Exceptional autograph of the author to his mistress Juliette Drouet: « Premier exemplaire aux pieds de ma dame » From its creation to its late consecration, Ruy Blas history is interwoven with that of Juliette Drouet. Recluse home throughout the writing of the play, Juliet was the first reader, August 12, 1838 (Hugo writing ended in the 11th). She immediately fell in love with this romantic drama that Hugo promises the title role alongside Frédérick Lemaître: "What a miracle that your play, my poor beloved, and you're good to letting me see the first! I never heard anything so beautiful. I do not except even your other masterpieces. This is a richness, a magnificence, glare [...] Oh my beautiful sun blinded me you for long. " Quickly, Juliet knows the piece by heart, some fiercely referring to the relationship of the poet and the actress: "Madam, under your feet, in the shadows, a man is Who loves you, lost in the night that the veil; Suffering, earthworm in love with a star; Who to give you his soul, if necessary; And that is dying down when you shine above "(Act II, Scene 2) August 15, Hugo confirms him the role of Doña Sol. Juliette could not hope for a more beautiful proof of love: "I see the glory, happiness, love and adoration, all in gigantic dimensions and impossible ..." Unfortunately, far from the expected predict glory, this new mark the beginning of the open war of Adele, who until then had little involvement in her husband's adulterous relationship. at the end of the summer, Adele wrote to the director of the theater: "I see the success of the piece compromise [...] because the role of the Queen was given to a person who has been an element of fuss made to Mary Tudor. [...] The opinion [...] is against [...] to Miss Juliette talent. [...] This lady is said to have relations with my husband. - While personally convinced that this noise is totally devoid of merit, [...] the result is the same. [...] I have some hope that you [...] give the role to someone else. ". This will be the lover of Frédérick Lemaître will inherit. Juliette does not hide his dismay: "I carry with me mourn a beautiful and admirable role died for me forever. [...] I have more grief than you can imagine. "And while Ruy Blas does not meet the expected success, his passion for the piece remains intact:" I shed my blood for you, for your part. " December 5, 1867, when the Odeon projects a recovery room, Napoleon III made the ban because "it is not necessary that the scandal of Hernani is renewed." Juliette is more affected by Hugo although this injustice, as evidenced by his voluminous correspondence. His letters on the subject are met in the work of Paul Souchon (Around Ruy Blas. Unpublished Letters of Juliette Drouet to Victor Hugo, Albin Michel, 1939). For years, she campaigned for his rehabilitation and, when in 1872 Ruy Blas finally met at the Odeon, she attended and commented on each stage of the resurrection. Thus at the end of the first reading of the actors Hugo, January 2, 1872: "Victory, big beloved! Deep and enthusiastic emotion with all your audience. [...] Ruy Blas from the first word to the last is the masterpiece of masterpieces. I'm out of there dazzled, delighted, loving you, admire you, and worshiping you as the first day I heard you. It was around me, just now at home, who was the most moved and transported to the author of the piece. I am ashamed to tell you so bad, but I yield to the need of my heart full of your genius and love. Here you are, my beloved, I hasten to kiss your wings and feet. » Sarah Bernhardt in the role of the queen, the piece is a triumph that will increase over the representations. The day after the first, Juliette says this consecration expected for over thirty years: "You see, my beloved, as I told you the truth about the extraordinary and tremendous enthusiasm of the spectators yesterday. Never you don '[in] have been and will be able to have more. It was a general delirium that went to each crescendo. Your sublime poetry subjugated all souls and we felt the scent outgoing worship of all hearts. The thunders of applause were so continuous and so strong that gushed electric sparks from all hands. [...] As for me, I feel in this blessed month renewal of love and it seems that all my sweet memories bloom again and perfume my soul with happiness. And I would drop at your feet a divine bouquet. » This is Victor Hugo finally deposits "at the feet of [his] lady" this masterpiece of romanticism in testimony of their mythical 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 Sol. 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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        TRAVELS IN INDO-CHINA AND THE CHINESE EMPIRE.

      A PRIMARY RESOURCE FOR EXPLORATION UP THE MEKONG RIVER London 1872, - Chapman. Brown gilt decorated cloth, very goodcopy, repair to head & spine tail, solid, old former owner'sbookplates, 6 engraved plates, 365p., hand-colored foldingroute map, corners bit rubbed. FIRST & ONLY EDITION R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Flora Hongkongensis: A Description of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of the Island of Hong Kong . [Bound with:] Flora Hongkongensis . A Compendious Supplement to Mr. Bentham's Description of the Plants of the Island of Hong Kong . Extracted from the Linnaen Society's Journal

      Lovell Reeve, London 1872 - (8 x 5 1/8 inches). [3]-20*, 51, [1], 482pp., plus folding map; [4], [95]-144pp. Contemporary half green morocco over green cloth covered boards, spine with raised bands in five compartments, tooled on either side of each band and lettered in the center three compartments, marbled endpaper and edges The first comprehensive flora on any part of China and Hong Kong, bound with the separately-issued supplement. Bentham donated his impressive herbarium to the Royal Botanic Gardens in 1854, and shortly thereafter, with the sanction of the British Government, began preparing a series of flora of the indigenous plants of British colonies and possessions, beginning with the present work. "Bentham had made use of all the botanical materials then known from Hong Kong. In the determination of the plants he was aided by several distinguished botanists: Dr. J. Lindley, Sir W. J. Hooker, Dr. J. D. Hooker, Colonel Munro, Prof. . Oliver. Dr. Boott and others . This remarkable book exhibits on every page the vast botanical knowledge of the author and serves as a model for accurate characteristic and at the same time popular descriptions of plants" (Bretschneider). In his work, Bentham identifies 1056 species of flowering plants, of which approximately 1000 were native. His monumental work is very rare. We know of only the Plesch copy selling at auction in the last forty years. Plesch sale 48; Pritzel 625; Bretschneider, History of European Botanical Discoveries in Asia, pp. 401-403. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

      Macmillan 1872 - (37th Thousand), Hardback, no dust jacket, full leather, Professionally rebound, probably in the last 10 years, Covers and spine in very good condition, no signs of wear, spine a little faded, Internally in good condition, pages crisp but some small marks and fingerprints on edges also some specks of foxing on a few pages, Some foxing to first and last pages, End papers replaced, Pages have probably had the edges trimmed a little [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        'WINE MAKING In CALIFORNIA' [as published in] The Overland Monthly. Vol 7. No. 6, December 1871. Vol. 8. No. 1, January 1872. Vol. 8. No. 2, February 1872. Vol. 8. No. 5, May 1872.

      San Francisco: John H. Carmany & Co., Publishers. 1871 - 1872. 4 issues. No. I, "Early Difficulties", pp. 489 - 497. No. II, "Later Triumphs", pp. 34 - 41. No. III, "Processes and Varieties", pp. 105 - 109. No. IV, "Conclusion", pp. 393 - 398. Text double column. Arpad Haraszthy, son of Agoston Haraszthy, a man known as one of the most famous 19th C. California wine men. Hence, it is not surprising, that as a young man, Arpad was sent to France to study wine, specifically sparking wines, returning to California, eventually becoming a respected producer of sparkling wines. In this series of 4 articles, Haraszthy assesses, and comments on, the state of viticulture & wine-making in California. "They are candid, hopeful, aspiring to perfection for wine-making in California. ... A number of the practices Arpad Haraszthy described have changed with time, and a century more of experience has made us less sanguine about the patterns of both weather and the economy of the industry. Yet there are few theroies given in these articles written in 1871 that wine men of the last quarter of the twentieth century would completely reject. Some they would debate, but the majority of Arpad Haraszthy's ideas remain valid." [Ruth Teiser, Catherine Harroun. Intro to the 1978 BCC reissue]. A rare gathering of Harszthy's significant work, documenting the history of the California wine industry. Edgewear & soiling. 1st issue with front wrapper detached, and staining to rear wrapper. Overall, a VG set.

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        MANUSCRITO ORIGINAL, MEDICINA Y SECRETOS CASEROS, FCO MONROY Y OLASA, JUAN MARTI BORBONES 1872

      1872 - España. Cartoné. 145p. 1872. 20X16. Raríssimo manuscrito original de medicina escrito por Juan Martí i Borbones de una Obra original del 1739 de Francisco Monroy y Olasa con secretos añadidos por el autor. Único. Ref 16 Biblioteca Med. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Through The Looking Glass Lewis Carroll 1872 1st Am Scarce 1st American Ed w/Wade and w/98

      Good+ with no dj. First American edition, first issue. Boston: Lee & Shepard. New York: Lee, Shepard, & Dillingham, 1872. Hardcover. Fifty Illustrations by John Tenniel. 5 by 7 1/2 inches bound in a dark red cloth with gilt lettering and design. Triple gilt line edge. Image of gilt queen in a circle in the middle of the front cover and a gilt king on back cover. Chocolate brown end papers. 221 pages. 1st American Edition. First State. Page 21 with Wade not Wabe. Binding is solid with front hinge starting, spine slightly cocked, covers are clean with some tearing along spine, some fraying to spine ends, no markings inside, light age toning, small loss to rear endpaper

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        De ente supernaturali. Disputationes theologicae. Nova editio pluribus mendis expurgata. 6 Bände.,

      Paris, L. Vivès, 1871-1872. - Die Bände 5 u. 6 enthalten „Adversus Baium et Baianus ad disputationes de ente supernaturali appendix"; 1873 erschienen noch zwei weitere Bände mit dem Titel „De fide, spe et caritate [.]". - Der Jesuit Joan Martinez de Ripalda wurde 1594 in Pamplona geboren und starb 1648 in Madrid. - Einbände beschabt u. etw. bestoßen. Vorderdeckeln m. Nummernschildchen. Mehrf. gestempelt. Schwach gebräunt, stockfleckig bzw. wasserrandig. - De Backer/S. V, 641, 1. Sprache: la Gewicht in Gramm: 5000 4°. Zus. ca. 3000 S., HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. etw. Rückenverg., goldgepr. Rückentitel u. dreiseitig marmor. Schnitt.

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("H. McCulloch"), to J.W. Shuckus

      London 1872 - 3 pp pen and ink, on folded sheet of letterhead. 12mo. "It will not do for you Yankees to blow over us Englishmen". McCulloch (1808-1895) was appointed Secretary of the Treasury by Lincoln in 1865, continued to serve that position under Johnson, and was appointed again under Chester A. Arthur. He spent the years 1870-6 in London, working for the banking firm of Jay Cooke, McCulloch & Co. He writes from London to J.W. Shuckus of the United States. Discussing Anglo-Amercan relations, McCulloch identifies with "us Englishmen." Reading in part:"I should like to see your manuscript which touches on the administration of the Treasury ? It will not do for you Yankees to blow over us Englishmen ? I do not agree with you in what you say about the hatred of the English by the Americans. On the contrary I think that the people of both nations are inclined to be friends, and that those who stand in the way of a settlement of the Alabama question* will be forced to the wall. The truth is there are mutual dependencies between the two nations which would render a rupture between them disastrous to both. John Bull & Brother Jonathan cannot afford to fight with each other, and they will neither go to war, over the Alabama controversy, nor permit it to be much longer unsettled ?"*Refers to the Alabama Claims, a serious of claims for damages by United States against Great Britain for assisting the Confederacy during the Civil War. In 1872 international arbitration sided with the United States, and Great Britain paid $15.5 million in damages. Residue of paste on verso of first page from prior mounting, split at central crease and repaired, previous owner's small stamp on p.3. In custom blue morocco-backed drop box 3 pp pen and ink, on folded sheet of letterhead. 12mo

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        The Action of Light on Selenium" in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Volume 25, 1877, pp. 113-117

      FIRST EDITION OF "THE FIRST DEMONSTRATION THAT ELECTRICITY COULD BE PRODUCED FROM LIGHT WITHOUT MOVING PARTS AND LED TO THE MODERN SOLAR CELL" (Wikipedia). William Grylls Adams and Richard Evans Day write of their discovery of a completely new phenomenon - "that light had caused a flow of electricity through a solid material. Adams and Day called current produced by light "photoelectric." Today, we call it "photovoltaic." (Perlin). Community Environmental Council, From Selenium to Silicon and Beyond). Note that this paper was reproduced in The Philosophical Transactions, among other venues; the publication in the Proceedings, however, was its first appearance in print. The field of solar photovoltaics began in 1872 when British engineer Willoughby Smith published a paper on the photo-sensitivity of selenium. The dream of harnessing the near limitless energy of the sun attracted a great deal of scientific attention. Many scientists began to experiment with selenium, but it wasn't until three years later (and presented in this paper) that Adams and Day discovered and proved that 'illuminating a junction between selenium and platinum has a photovoltaic effect', or, more simply said, selenium produces electricity when exposed to light (Wikipedia). Together, Adams and Day "subjected selenium to many experiments, including one in which they passed a battery-generated current through it. "After the selenium was detached from the battery, Adams and Day discovered to their surprise that the current running inside the selenium had reversed itself. To find out why the selenium had changed the direction of the electrical flow, they repeated the experiment with on e variation. After removing the selenium from the battery, they let a flame shine onto the selenium. The flame forced the current to flow in the direction opposite to that in the previous experiment. 'Here there seemed to be a case of light actually producing an electromotive force within the selenium, which in this case was opposed to and could overbalance the electromotive force' of the battery, the amazed scientists observed. "This unexpected result led Adams and Day to alter their course of investigation and to immediately examine 'whether it would be possible to start a current in the selenium merely by the action of light.' The next morning, they lit a candle an inch away from the same piece of selenium. " (Perlin, The Story of Solar Electricity, 16). The needle to their measuring device reacted immediately. Screening the selenium from light caused the needle to drop to zero. These rapid responses ruled out the possibility that the heat of the candle flame had produced the current (a phenomenon known as thermal electricity), because when heat was applied or withdrawn in thermoelectric experiments, the needle would always rise or fall slowly. "'Hence,' the investigators concluded, 'it was clear that a current could be started in the selenium by the action of the light alone.' They therefor felt confident that they had discovered something completely new: that light caused 'a flow of electricity' in a solid material. Adams and Day called current produced by light 'photoelectric'" (Perlin, 17). ALSO INCLUDED: J. J. Thomson's first experimental work, "Experiments on Contact Electricity between Non-Conductors," pp. 169-171. CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Taylor and Francis. Complete volume. 8vo. 8.5 by 5.5 inches (213 x 138mm). [4], x, [599], 5. Ex-libris with two stamps on the title page and no exterior markings whatsoever. Ten plates and In-text illustrations throughout. Handsomely rebound in half calf over aged marbled paper boards, gilt-lettered at the spine. Five gilt-ruled raised bands at the spine; each compartment gilt tooled. Marbled text block. Bright and clean throughout. Near fine condition in every way.

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        On the Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

      London: John Murray. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Slight edge-rubbing to cover. Previous owner inscription to fep. Some neat underlining. 1872. Sixth Edition (Thirteenth thousand). Black hardback tooled leather cover. 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). xxi, 458pp. fold out diagram. The first edition where the term "evolution" is used. .

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        The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. [First Edition, Second Issue]. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN PUBLISHER'S BINDING

      John Murray, 1872 John Murray, 1872 8vo., First Edition; Second Issue, with 7 heliotype plates (all original tissue guards present) containing 30 images, and 21 engraved illustrations in the text, folding chart lightly dust - soiled on reverse only; original green cloth, gilt back, uncut, black endpapers, very neatly rebacked with old backstrip laid down, a remarkably bright, clean, crisp copy. With 4pp of publisher's advertisements (date Nov. 1872) bound in at end. SECOND ISSUE OF THE WORK THAT LAUNCHED THE STUDY OF ETHOLOGY, THE ONLY ONE OF DARWIN'S WORKS TO BE ILLUSTRATED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS AND THE FIRST USE OF THE HELIOTYPE PROCESS TO PRODUCE THE PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATES: 'several of the figures in these seven Heliotype Plates have been reproduced from photographs, instead of from the original negatives...Nevertheless they are faithful copies, and are much superior for my purpose to any drawing, however carefully executed'. This was the most immediately popular of all Darwin's books, 'written in confutation of the idea that the facial muscles of expression in man were a special endowment' (Freeman, p.30). Freeman (Darwin), 281; Freeman (BNHB), 912.

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        London A Pilgrimage

      Folio. London: Grant & Co., 1872. Folio, original brown gilt-stamped and lettered morocco, backstrip richly gilt. [xiv], xii, 191 pp. Wood-engraved half-title, frontispiece, & 52 full-page plates, each with captioned tissue guard; and 146 wood-engraved text illustrations and pictorial initials. An ex-library copy, with white tipp-ex on the backstrip and two library bookplates in the front pastedown. First English edition of this great work, preceding the first French edition (with its briefer, less informed text) by four years. This copy is in the deluxe presentation publisher?s binding, exceptionally rare thus. The book was conceived in 1868 by Jerrold, an experienced journalist; and author and artist prowled every corner of the metropolis, sometimes accompanied by plainclothes police. . ?The theme of this book had been anticipated by Matthew Arnold three years earlier when he wrote of ?London, with its unutterable external hideousness, and with its internal canker of publicé egestas, privatim opulentia - to use the words which Sallust puts into Cato?s mouth about Rome, -unequaled in the world? (Culture and Anarchy, London, 1869, p. 31). Doré?s devastating realization of the contrast of wealth and poverty in a modern metropolis makes London one of the great illustrated books of the world. The English edition antedates the French by four years (and has 6 more plates), and indeed it is a handsomer book, except for the few copies of the French edition printed on papier de Chine.? - Ray. ?If one book depicts Dickens? London in all its glory and especially misery, this is it; and it is hard to cite another book of any period which so perfectly defines a time and place in history as this book does.? Bland, A History of Book Illustration, pp. 289-90. Ray, Art of the French Illustrated Book, 251. Illustrator and the Book in England 297. Artist and the Book 86. Muir, Victorian Illustrated Books, pp. 225-227.

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        Liebig-Bilder-Serie: ( Véritable Extrait de Viande Liebig ): Sanguinetti-Nummer 022: Petits Pierrots 1.

      Liebig 1872 - ( Liebig-Bilder-Serie in Chromolithographie gedruckt, teils unter Verwendung von Gold und Silber. Bildgröße 10 x 7 cm: Katalognummer und Erscheinungsjahr nach dem Katalog von Sanguinetti ermittelt: Serie in französischer Sprache ): Hier die Serie Nummer 22: " Petits Pierrots 1 " aus dem Jahrgang 1872-1873, gedruckt bzw. lithographiert bei Appel in Paris. ( Diese Serie ist nur in Frankreich erschienen / italienischer Titel hierzu: " Pierrots dalla calotta nera 1 "). Vollständige Seri mit 12 Bildern. Gezeigt werden schwarzbekappten Pierrot die große Gegenstände aus der Küche oder große Lebensmittel *bearbeiten* . Werbeaufdruck meist *Compagnie Liebig* sowie untenstehend meist *Capital Neuf Millions verses*. Voirhanden sind die Bilder: " Bild a: 3 Pierrots mit Nußknacker / Bild b: 3 Pierrots balancieren mit Messer und Gabel / Bild c: 4 Pierrots mit Nadeln / Bild d: 5 Pierrots mit einem Serviettenring / Bild e: 2 Pierrots ziehen einen auf einem Löffel sitzenden Pierrot / Bild f: 4 Pierrots mit einem Blasebald / Bild g: 3 Pierrots mit einem Wägelchen mit aufliegender Weinflasche - das Wägelchen wird von einem Hummer gezogen / Bild h: 3 Pierrots mit Melone und Kirschen / Bild i: 3 Pierrot mit Suppe und Limone / Bild k: 5 Pierrots mit Bratspieß und Schaumlöffel / Bild l: 3 Pierrots beim Aufbrechen einer auster / Bild m: Pierrot macht Salto durch wegfliegenden Sektkorken ". Zusammen 12 Bilder ( so vollständig ). Von unterschiedlicher Erhaltung: 4 Bilder mit beschnittenem weißen Außenrand, einige Bilder etwas fleckig und berieben, 4 Bilder etwas angeknickt bzw. mit angeknickter Ecke, Ecken teils etwas bestoßen. Rückseiten bei 3 Bildern beschädigt, einige Rückseiten etwas fleckig. - sehr selten - ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )

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        On the Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

      London: John Murray. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Slight edge-rubbing to cover. Previous owner inscription to fep. Some neat underlining. 1872. Sixth Edition (Thirteenth thousand). Black hardback tooled leather cover. 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). xxi, 458pp. fold out diagram. The first edition where the term "evolution" is used. .

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        Roughing It.

      American Publishing Co., Hartford, Conn 1872 - State B of p. 242, with ad on p.592, double frontispieces, 591(1)pp., bound in dark black-brown pictorial gilt cloth, decorative gilt spine, peach endpapers with triple fly leaves, chipping to spine ends, very light corner wear, rear hinge cracking, gilt on spine fading, some toning to leaves, previous owner’s name George B. Twitchell, was a surgeon in the Massachusetts Light Artillery. A very good copy. [BAL 3337] Size: Large Octavo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Handbook of the Birds of Egypt

      London: John Van Voorst 1872 - A review of the birds previously recoarded or collected by the author on his travels to Egypt, up the Nile from Alexandria to the Second Cataract with an excursion to Faroom. Fourteen fine handcolored lithographs by J.G. Keuleman (Plate XIV bound out of order). Crudely rebacked, pp.103-106 loose. Marginal notations in ink by previous owner W.G. Van Dyck. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Punch Staff Papers:

      Sydney: Gordon and Gotch,, 1872. a Collection of Tales, Sketches, &c., in Prose and Verse, by the members of the Staff of Sydney Punch. Octavo (214 × 133 mm).. Recent half calf, marbled sides. Lithographed decorative title and 9 lithograph plates (including one of Sydney Harbour). Marginal stain to inscribed leaf, a few leaves a little tired but a very good copy. First edition and uncommon, just 6 locations outside of Australasia on OCLC. Presentation copy from one of the contributors, inscribed on the original front free endpaper: "Leslie Stephen from Harold W. H. Stephen, Sydney, N.S.W., 1873". H. W. H. Stephen (1841-1889) was a writer and, for a brief period, editor of the Sydney Punch; he contributes two pieces to the present work: "My Dream" (a poem) and a ghost story, "Hans von Schloggenbochs". The recipient is presumably Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904). author, literary critic, and first editor of the Dictionary of National Biography.

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        RIVISTA ARCHEOLOGICA DELLA PROVINCIA DI COMO Antichità e arte.

      Como, Longatti/Ostinelli/Soc. Archeologica Comense, 1872-1933. In-8 gr., brossura con illustrazioni nel testo e numerose tavole f.t., più volte ripieg. Offriamo una raccolta di 97 fascicoli di questa importante pubblicazione: dal n. 1 (marzo 1872) al n. 107 (1933). "Mancano 10 fascicoli", dal n. 86 (1924) al n. 95 (1928). Nata semestrale, a partire dal 1877 la rivista diventa annuale. La raccolta comprende anche 2 Indici generali: il primo (relativo ai fascicoli 1/44, 1872-1901) è costituito dal n. 45 della rivista; il secondo (fascicoli 46/82, 1902-1922) è un vol. a sè stante, qui in ristampa anastatica. A partire dal n. 46 (1902), la rivista prende il nome di "Rivista archeologica della Provincia e antica Diocesi di Como". Nel ns. esempl. i primi 40 fascicoli sono in ristampa anastatica (tiratura di 5/600 es.), raccolti in 4 voll., mentre i restanti 57 sono in edizione originale. Molto ben conservati.

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        On the Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

      London John Murray 1872. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Slight edge-rubbing to cover. Previous owner inscription to fep. Some neat underlining Sixth Edition (Thirteenth thousand) Black hardback tooled leather cover 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). xxi, 458pp. fold out diagram. The first edition where the term "evolution" is used.

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        Through the Looking-Glass

      Macmillan and Co, London 1872 - First Edition, First Printing with the First Issue point "Wade" printed on page 21 that was changed to "Wabe" on later editions. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publishers' Red Cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION housed in a custom folding slipcase for preservation. We buy Lewis Carroll First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gideon Welles takes issue with assertions made in Ward Lamon's account of the formation of Lincoln's cabinet. He then directs his ire toward Thurow Weed, whom he admitted had " some talent, " but dismissed him as " a desperate and unscrupulous party intriguer. "

      Hartford, July 1, 1872. 5" x 8". "Autograph Letter (unsigned), 4 pages, 5"" x 8"", Hartford, July 1, 1872, to [David Davis (1815-1886)], concerning claims by Lincoln biographer Ward Lamon concerning the formation of Lincoln's cabinet. Fine condition. A fascinating letter to Davis in which Welles takes issue with several assertions made by Ward Lamon in his recently published biography of Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln; From his Birth to his Inauguration as President. Welles writes in full: ""In looking over the pages of Lamon's 'Life of Abraham Lincoln', which I have done with great interest, not unmixed with sorrow and regret, there were one or two statements which conflicted with my previous impressions. On page 458 Lamon states that Presdt. Lincoln did actually 'offer the Treasury Depart. To Mr. [James] Guthrie of Kentucky', or authorize Mr. Speed to do so. The fact, if so, is new to me, for Mr Lincoln in two or three conversations with me on the subject of the formation of his Cabinet made no allusion to the circumstance. Again, Lamon says on the same page 'he commissioned Thurlow Weed to place a seat in the Cabinet at the disposal of Mr. [John A.] Gilmer of North Carolina.' Mr. Lincoln said to me, that in making up his Cabinet, he desired, very much, to have one good, reliable man from the South of the number; and he named Stephens, Gilmer and one or two others, his preference being the former, but he found the whole thing impracticable. He also wished to have men of both the old parties, whigs and democrats in their antecedents. To this, Weed and those whom he represented objected, except they favored Cameron and did not oppose Judd. The Auburn policy was a Cabinet composed mainly of men of Whig antecedents - in plain words a Seward Cabinet rather than a Lincoln cabinet. Weed was particularly anxious to exclude me, but the President said on the day succeeding his election he had made up the frame work of his Cabinet including myself - that this frame work was essentially that of his cabinet as finally appointed - there was some changes and modifications, but that his selection for New England he never changed. To some extent he was complicated by arrangements and understandings of some of his friends. Weed was intrusive and gave him some trouble, from a belief that he (W.) could make a better cabinet for him, than he could for himself. You and Mr Seward , he said were his confidants and managed affairs with Weed as well as others. As I am tolerably well posted in the affairs of that period, and as the two statements referred to were unknown to me until I saw them in Lamon's book - and as it is difficult to reconcile them with some other facts, I should be glad to learn from you whether, to your knowledge, Mr Guthrie was offered the Treasury Depart[ment] or whether Thrulow Weed was ever commissioned to place a set in the cabinet at the disposal of Mr Gilmore. The first would have been to his credit ?" the last would not. For Weed with some talent was a desperate and unscrupulous party intriguer[.]"" Lamon's claim that Lincoln had offered the post at Treasury to James Guthrie of Kentucky was corroborated by James Speed in an interview with William Herndon. Speed confirmed the same personally in a letter to Welles on August 8, 1872. Lincoln, not wishing to address Guthrie directly to avoid any potential embarrassment to the latter, chose Speed to make the offer who lived in the same town as Guthrie. (See Speed, interview with Herndon, [1865-66], Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis, eds., Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements about Abraham Lincoln, 1998, p. 475; Joshua Speed to Gideon Welles, Louisville, 8 August 1872, Abraham Lincoln Collection, Beinecke Library, Yale University) As to the claim that Lincoln had offered a cabinet post to John A. Gilmer, it would appear there was a good deal of truth to this claim as well. Gilmer, then Chairman of the House Committee on Elections and one of the few southerners to reject the pro-slavery Lecompton Constitution for Kansas, appeared to Lincoln the best candidate, and in December 1860, Lincoln invited him to Springfield, but did not state the reason for the visit. Gilmer, not realizing that he was being offered a cabinet position, declined to undertake the journey, writing to Lincoln, ""Such a visit would I apprehend not be useful to either of us, or the country."" (Gilmore to Lincoln, December 19, 1860, Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress) After Gilmer returned to Washington following the Christmas recess, Weed and Seward urged him to accept the appointment, but to no avail. Welles was correct in that Weed did oppose his appointment to the Cabinet, but Lincoln refused to alter his choice, citing the fact that he had reserved the choice of a New England appointee to Hamlin. Accompanied by a carte-de-visite size photograph portrait of Welles from the collection of Frederick Hill Maserve."

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        The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals

      London: John Murray, 1872. vi, 374, 4, 7 plates (3 folding), 21 text figs. 8vo. HB. Orig. cloth, gt, minor wear to corners and spine ends; rear inner hinge cracked but firm; small blind stamp of 'W.H. Smith & Son, Strand, London' to end-paper. Very good copy. 1st edition, but bound without the first blank leaf (?); last signatures 2B2, 2C3, with 2B1 and 2C1 signed; 'that' correctly spelt on page 208, and points as noted by Freeman for the first issue on the first page of publisher's adverts. Variant with plates numbered in Roman (except for plate 7, which in this copy is un-numbered). Pp. vi, 374, 4 (publisher's advertisements), 7 heliotype plates (3 folding), 21 woodcuts in text. [Freeman 1141]..

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        A Journey through the Caucasus and the Interior of Persia

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1872. 1st Edition . Near Fine. 5.75 x 8.25 inches (14.5 x 21 cm). High quality brown cloth rebind exactly matching the original, gilt lettering to spine, black ruled border to boards, bevelled board edges. Very clean text throughout, fold out map. Presentation inscription from the author to the title page (in pencil). The author left Britain in 1865 and spent several years living in Iran, also travelling through Turkey, Georgia and Armenia. A first class example of a very scarce title. . Hardback. Printed pages: x, 304 + [2] ads

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      London: Macmillan & Co, 1872. Hardcover. Very Good. London: Macmillan and Co., 1872. First edition, early printing with 'Thirty-Sixth Thousand" on title page. A lovely copy, that seems to have benefited from some neat restoration work. New end papers. Foxing and reading wear to pages. Short, thin split at spine cloth at head. A very nice, early copy of this classic, restored with care.

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        Erewhon or Over the Range

      Trubner & Co, London 1872 - Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. FIRST BOOK. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. An excellent presentation copy, inscribed by Butler: "H.T. Gillson 1 Hans Court Temple from the Author" on the title page. Only a very few presentation copies of Erewhon are known, due to the book having been published anonymously. Samuel Butler (1835-1902) was an important writer and satirist perhaps best known for this book and for The Way of All Flesh. Erewhon was a satire on Victorian society and also revealed Butler's interest in Darwin's theory of evolution. The recipient, Henry Thomas Gillson (1837-1929) was one of Butler's close friends a his confidant when they attended St. John's College Cambridge, together. He later became a solicitor and occasional writer. His chambers in the Temple were near Butler's own in Clifford's Inn. Unlike Butler, Gillson was married and had a family. Bound in original brown cloth beveled boards with gilt title to spine and black title with decoration to front board. Slight wear to spine ends and corners but covers are exceptionally nice. Tender hinges not affecting text block. Some aging to pages but interior is otherwise very clean. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom morocco backed cloth box. Staining to lower edges of box boards otherwise very good. 246 pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Zanzibar; City, Island, and Coast

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1872. 1st ed. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 vols. folding map, 4 plans, 11 plates, xii, 503, vi, 519p. Hardcover in original chocolate brown cloth with gilt stamped design of an Indian on front covers. 23cm. Corners frayed. Recased with new inner hinges. Original endpapers preserved. Other restoration includes releasing the free front endpapers from the pastedowns along the gutter areas. Minor chipping and tears at ends of backstrip have been repaired. Binder's conservation report laid in. INSCRIBED in Lady Burton's hand ("To Dear Uncle Robert with the best love of Richard and Puss Burton, January 22, 1872. Garswood") on the free front endpaper in Volume I. From the John Ralph Willis Collection of Africana with his bookplate on the front pastedowns. We sold this book to Professor Willis in 1994 and re-purchased it after his death at the February 2010 Heritage auction of many of his African books. The Heritage description noted that Richard and Isabel Burton were married at Garwood, her Uncle Robert's home, in 1861 and that the Burtons stayed with or relied upon financial help from Isabel's Uncle Robert from time to time when their financial situation became particularly dire.

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