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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]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, ABA, ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Parveen Papers]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare]
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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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        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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