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        LONDON A Pilgrimage

      London: Grant & Co., 1872. First edition of ?Doré?s chef d?oeuvre? (Bland). A publisher's presentation copy with manuscript inscription to Parisian art dealer Georges Petit, one of the most formidable and important promoters of Impressionist artists. Petit represented and promoted Doré from time to time and his gallery sold on occasion Doré's most important paintings such as Les Océanides (Les Naiades de la mer), which it sold in 1912. Also with 20th century provenance of Scottish literary agent and author, Giles Alexander Esme Gordon. With one hundred and eighty fantastical engraved illustrations by Gustave Doré, many of which are full size plates. Large Folio, finely bound, most likely for Giles Gordon, in three-quarter green morocco and marbled boards in period style. The spine with flat bands ruled in gilt and with elegant central gilt tools, lettered in two compartments and at the tail, corner-pieces and backing gilt ruled where the meet the fine marbled paper. [xiv], xii, 191 pp. A unique and very handsome copy, the binding very fine with only the minor evidence of shelving on the lower edge, very fine and attractive, internally, very solid and strong, a little mellowing to a few leaves from use or age. FIRST EDITION OF WHAT MANY CONSIDER TO BE DORE'S MOST IMPORTANT AND FANTASTICAL WORK, AND THIS A PUBLISHER'S PRESENTATION COPY TO A HIGHLY IMPORTANT FRENCH ART DEALER AND PROMOTER. This is also one of Doré?s less common works, rarely encountered and a superb example of his talent. ?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 indeed it is a handsomer book? (Ray). Ruari McLean, in his book VICTORIAN BOOK DESIGN, says of it: ?...perhaps the finest and most original book of monochrome wood engraving published in London during this period was the work of a Frenchman, Gustave Doré. This was his LONDON, A PILGRIMAGE... [Doré?s illustrations] make the English illustrations of the sixties look puny.? The engraved illustrations and accompanying text show many aspects of the city, but dwell on the picturesque clutter and the squalor of the poorer districts. ?Jerrold, whose text accompanies the plates, was a well known London journalist who conceived the work and accompanied the artist in exploring London--sometimes with special police protection. Doré was able to explore the vitality and ruthlessness of Victorian London and depict these conditions through his extraordinary graphics.?

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        ILLUSTRATED PRICE LIST OF THE LEADING STYLES OF TOILET SOAPS AND PERFUMERY MANUFACTURED BY COLGATE & COMPANY

      New York, 1872. Folio. Original black publisher's cloth. Covers lightly mildewed. Titlepage has been excised. Some light scattered foxing and mildewing; occasional offsetting. Verso of first leaf pasted with contemporary newspaper clippings. Images still quite bright and lovely. Good. "Some of the most elaborate chromolithographic works were trade catalogues. The high cost of producing such material, often in full-scale books, illustrates the degree to which consumer product makers were willing to spend on advertising even in the 19th century. This handsome Colgate catalogue contains thirty-four full-page chromolithographs in glowing color by the lithographers, Mayer, Merkel & Ottmann of New York, advertising various toiletry articles and soaps. Such catalogues were aimed mainly at the buyers for dry goods and department stores rather than the final consumer" - STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER. Not in OCLC.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Clinique photographique des maladies de la peau

      1872 - [6]-III-VII-(120) pages, 60 Paris, H. Lauwereyns, 1872, in-4, [6]-III-VII-(120) pages, 60 planches, demi-chagrin rouge à coins de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, tête dorée, Deuxième édition, revue et augmentée, de ce célèbre ouvrage qui consacre la première utilisation de la photographie en dermatologie. Elle comprend 60 photographies originales contrecollées et retouchées en couleur à la main, contre 49 pour la première édition, qui fut publiée en 1868 sous le titre de Clinique photographique de l'hôpital Saint Louis. Le rendu des couleurs, qui posa un vrai problème technique, fut résolu par l'utilisation d'épreuves tirées sur papier salé : la mise en couleur se faisait à l'aquarelle ou à la gouache "en présence des malades par comparaison directe avec les altérations de la peau" ; chaque photographie porte ainsi la signature imprimée "A. de Montméja", avec la mention "Ad naturam phot. et pinx." (photographié et peint d'après nature). Une troisième édition fut publiée en 1882 : est identique à la seconde. Alfred Hardy (1811-1893), médecin de l'hôpital Saint-Louis, eut connaissance des premières applications à la dermatologie de la technique photographique, par Alexander John Balmanno Squire à Londres, en 1866. Il confia alors à un de ses élèves, Arthur de Montméja, le projet d'étudier ce nouveau procédé d'iconographie. Montméja devint donc le photographe de Hardy, et dirigea l'atelier où furent réalisés les premiers clichés photographiques. Dès lors, la photographie apparaît vite comme une technique moins coûteuse que le dessin ou la gravure, et plus proche de la réalité, facilitant ainsi l'enseignement de la dermatologie. Coupes et charnières frottées, coins émoussés. Rousseurs habituelles. Sicard, Pujade & Wallach, p. 15 et suiv. Gasser, Photographie et médecine, n° 53 à 58. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Unexplored Syria. Visits to the Libanus, the Tulúl El Safá, the Anti-Libanus, the Northern Libanus, and the 'Aláh.

      Tinsley Brothers, London 1872 - In two volumes. viii (but actually xviii), [2], 360pp; vi, [2], 400pp. Original mustard cloth stamped in black on the front panel and the spine panel, dark green endpapers. Frontispiece, large foldout map outlined in colour, ten foldout plates, one plate and eight in-text illustrations in volume I; frontispiece, one foldout plate, fourteen plates, and eleven in-text illustrations in volume II. Tiny bookseller label to front pastedowns. Wear to extremities, old mend to front free endpaper and small piece of tape to rear free endpaper of volume I, owner's name on the title pages, short, closed tear to map, spine of volume II partially split. A good, complete set. ; Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poëmes Barbares [ Livre dédicacé par l'auteur ]

      Alphonse Lemerre 1872 - Edition définitive, Revue & considérablement augmentée, 1 vol. in-8 br., Alphonse Lemerre, Paris, 1872, 2 ff., 350 pp. et 1 f. n. ch. Envoi autographe signé de Leconte de Lisle "A Mademoiselle Broisat, hommage des sympathies respectueuses de l'auteur". Etat moyen (dos fendu, traces de colle en dos, manques en couv., des rouss., exemplaire à restaurer) pour ce rare exemplaire de l'oeuvre majeure de Leconte de Lisle, dédicacé par celui-ci à l'actrice de la Comédie Française Emilie Broisat (1846-1929). Langue: Français [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Through the looking glass, and what Alice found there

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1872. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. John Tenniel. FIRST EDITION. FIRST ISSUE. Dated 1872 but actually published in time for Christmas 1871. 8vo. Illustrated with fifty engravings by John Tenniel. Triple gilt ruled borders on boards which each have a circular illustration, of the Red and the White Queens, within triple lined frames. Dark green coated endpapers.The endpaper has split along the rear inner hinge, however the hinge is still firm and tight. The front hinge firm and uncracked. All edges gilt. The boards are a slightly rubbed & bumped to the edge, as to be expected, the top of the spine is a little frayed. The cloth on the rear hinge is a little worn and frayed; inside some light thumbing, mainly from book dealers checking the misprint on page 21 where the printers typed 'wade' and not 'wabe'. A very good copy of this famous classic which is a notoriously difficult book to find in good original condition.

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        Autograph Letter Signed (ALS), Together with the Original Envelope [Stereoscope]

      Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1872, No Binding, Book Condition: Fine, First edition. A Fine ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES headed (in Holmes' hand) "Boston April 24 1872" and reading as follows: "Dear Sir // I have this day received / the [illegible -- perhaps the brand name of the item received] you kindly / sent me, and your note, / dated March 15th [date underscored and followed by a "+" or a small ampersand]. I do / not know why it should / have been so long delayed / but it has come safely at / last. I was a good deal / puzzled at first how to / use it, but at last pushed / a spare photograph through / the two slits and made it / work very well. // I have myself carried out the / idea of having the glasses no // bigger than was needed. I had a // pair of common stereographic wedge- / shaped glasses split lengthwise / and stripped out [underscored] all but a small / portion of these half-sized glasses. // I think your [stereograph?] packs / into a smaller space than any // I have ever seen, and I am very / glad to add it to my museum / of instruments. // Accept my thanks for your gift / and believe me // Yours very truly // O. W. Holmes". The "+" (or small ampersand) appearing at the end of the letter's first sentence refers the reader to a note Holmes has added to the first page's left margin reading as follows: "+ I had to open this note to say that the envelope enclosed a letter from Msrs [? "Messrs."] / Wilkinson & Baldwin dated April 23d, which I overlooked at first." The letter comes with the ORIGINAL ENVELOPE addressed to T D Simonton of St. Paul Minnesota. Simonton held patent US 91975 "A Improvement in pocket-stereoscope" [Letters Patent No. 91,975, dated June 29, 1869], and Wilkinson & Baldwin were the instrument's manufacturers. The letter is written upon a sheet measuring approximately 9 inches by 7 1/4 inches which sheet has been folded once to produce four pages, the first two being occupied by Holmes' letter and the last two of which are blank. The letter has two horizontal folds made to fit the letter into the accompanying envelope. Oliver Wendell Holmes (Sr.) was a highly-regarded physician, poet, professor, lecturer, and author. A Bostonian, Holmes was one of the so-called "Fireside Poets" (a group of 19th-century American poets from New England which included Holmes, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, William Cullen Bryant, John Greenleaf Whittier, and James Russell Lowell). The letter is particularly interesting as Holmes himself invented the "American stereoscope" (which allowed the 3D viewing of photographs) but did not patent his invention. (Holmes did not invent the first stereoscope, but his "American Stereoscope was a streamlined and more economical viewer than had been available before.) Of his invention, Holmes stated "There was not any wholly new principle involved in its construction, but, it proved so much more convenient than any hand-instrument in use, that it gradually drove them all out of the field, in great measure, at least so far as the Boston market was concerned." Holmes also wrote: "This simple stereoscope was not constructed by accident, but was the carrying out of a plan to reduce the instrument to its simplest terms." These statements by Holmes show that his praise of Simonton's improvement of the stereoscope was particularly meaningful. That praise of an improvement to his own creation, together with the fact that Holmes kept the Simonton stereoscope -- which Simonton gave him -- in his own "museum of instruments", make this letter one of particular significance and elevate this letter over others more often seen wherein he deals with lecture requests, dinner engagements, and the like. A Fine ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES COMPLEMENTING THE INVENTOR OF AN IMPROVED VERSION OF HIS OWN INVENTION AND THANKING HIM FOR FOR HIS GIFT OF IT TO HOLMES.

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        La Pierre de Lune. Roman Anglais, traduit avec l?authorisation de l?auteur par Mme. la Comtesse Gédéon de Clermont-Tonnerre. FIRST FRENCH EDITION. 2 vols.

      Paris: Librairie Hachette & Cie. 1872 - Half titles. Contemp. half red morocco, gilt spines; corners sl. bumped. Contemp. signatures on leading f.e.ps & booksellers? tickets on leading pastedowns. v.g. The Moonstone. See Sadleir 598 for the first edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers]
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        La chanson de Roland

      Edition originale de la traduction de Léon Gautierbindings en demi maroquin bleu outremer signées Creuzevault. Alfred Mame Tours 1872 Grd. et fort in-8 (19x28,5cm) ccj, 325pp. et VII, 507pp. 2 tomes en 2 volumes reliés

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        The History of The Decline And Fall of The Roman Empire

      Oxford: Talboys and Wheeler, 1872. Leather bound. Fine. Oxford: Talboys and Wheeler, 1872. Leather bound. Eight volumes. Large octavo. Limited to fifty copies. The History of The Decline And Fall of The Roman Empire, large paper edition, portrait illustrated frontispiece, Bound in in full tan polished calf, gilt decorations to spine and covers, brown title labels, all edges gilt , marbled endpaper. A handsome copy.

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        CLOUD-PICTURES: 1. THE EXILE OF VON ADELSTEIN'S SOUL 2. TOPANKALON 3. HERR REGENBOGEN'S CONCERT 4. A GREAT-ORGAN PRELUDE.

      Boston: Lee and Shepard, Publishers, 1872 - Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii-viii] [1] 2-166 [167-168: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], flyleaves at front and rear, original decorated dark green bevel-edged cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and copper, slate coated endpapers. First edition. "A collection of four short stories, all fantastic, that has been overlooked by fantasy bibliographers. The first, 'The Exile of von Adelestein's Soul,' is the longest and the best. A nobleman accidentally runs down and kills a young crippled boy. His mother puts a curse on him. Subsequently, every night from 8 PM until 8 AM, von Adelstein goes into a cataleptic trance, waking up exhausted. He is slowly dying. The priest of the manor house consults Albertus Nyktalops, or Albert the Bat, who has a reputation of being a wizard -- which is a good thing, since the dead boy's mother has a reputation of being a witch. Working together, the priest and the wizard discover that the witch has reanimated the boy's corpse and is forcing von Adlestein's soul into it at night and forcing it to perform all sorts of degrading labors while lashing its back. While some of the most intriguing aspects of the story are not as developed as they might have been, this has some very interesting ideas. Among other things, it amounts to a psychic detective story. 'Herr Regenbogan's Concert' deals with synaesthesia." - Robert Eldridge. Wright (II) 2573. Front flyleaf missing, a few leaves lightly foxed, else a bright, near fine copy. (#148811) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Picturesque America

      Appleton, New York, 1872. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. BRYANT, WILLIAM CULLEN [editor]. Picturesque America or The Land We Live In, New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1872-74. Folios, first edition, pp. viii, 568; vi, 576, brown pebbled cloth boards half-bound in brown morocco, gilt lettering and blind-stamped decoration to spines, which have four raised bands, gilt lettering and image of artist's easel to fronts, all edges gilt, former owner's ID embossed to endpages. Profusely illustrated with wood and steel engravings in text and on 49 plates. This work was issued in 48 parts over two years, and subscribers were invited to have all parts bound into two volumes, as is the case here. Illustration is good, bad, and indifferent, but what Bryant lacked in quality he made up for in quantity. There is a huge number of images here, especially considering that American book illustration was only beginning to come into its own during this era. The illustrations show a post-Civil War America on the upswing, with an emphasis on scenery and industrial cities. This was one of the most elaborate and influential of the post-Civil War American illustrated books. Percy Muir, in "Victorian Illustrated Books" (Portman), says F.O.C. Darley, the star illustrator here, became nationally famous for his American themes and was without peer in his field, although he later fell into oblivion (p. 256). Also see Sabin 62692 and BAL 1732. Condition of these books: Boards rubbed at extremities. Generally clean, tight, scattered light foxing, staining in margins. Overall very good and sound. Size: Large Folio (bigger than A3). 2-volume set (complete). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; United States; 19th century; Art & Design. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 52979. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        AUTOGRAPHS [cover title]

      Boston, 1872. Oblong. Contemporary morocco, stamped in blind and gilt. Extremities rubbed, front hinge cracked. Several leaves loose. Contents clean. Good. Autograph album of noted bibliographer Charles Evans, containing the signatures of many prominent abolitionists. Signers include congressman Charles Sumner; abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison; preacher, author, and philosopher James Freeman Clarke; artist Edmund Quincy; historian Samuel Eliot; scientist Louis Agassiz; abolitionist and author Thomas Wentworth Higginson; actress Charlotte Cushman; author Elizabeth Stuart Phelps; abolitionist Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar; publisher James T. Fields; author William Adams; and other New England notables. Charles Evans (1850-1935) began his career as a librarian and bibliographer at the Boston Athenaeum (these autographs were collected during his last two years there) and is best known for his AMERICAN BIBLIOGRAPHY, a catalogue of American imprints from 1639 to 1800, cited as "Evans" in our cataloguing. He is noted as one of the American Library Association's 100 most important library leaders of the 20th century.

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        The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. With Photographic and Other Illustrations.

      1st.Ed., 2nd issue. London 1872. (John Murray). 8vo. VI,374,4 s. VII billedplansjer. Illustrert. Orig. grønt helsjirtingbd. med dekor i gull og blindtrykk Svakt slitt. Samtidig navnetrekk på tittelbl

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        Picturesque America;: Or, The Land we live in

      D. Appleton and Co 1872 - 2 volume set. Publisher's 1/2 moroccan leather binding over pebbled cloth. Gilt ruled. All edges gilt. Hardcover. Shelfwear. Marbled end pages. vi, 568, viii + 576 p. in 48 pts. : fronts., ill., plates. ; 34 cm. Clean, unmarked pages. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ATLANTE DI BOTANICA POPOLARE. Ossia illustrazione di piante notevoli di ogni famiglia.

      Napoli, presso Raimondo Petraroja Editore, 1872-1886. In folio (mm. 393x270), 4 voll., mz. pelle rossa coeva (piatti in cartonato con aloni), dorso a cordoni con decoraz. a secco ai riquadri e (rifatti) i tit. in oro. L?'Atlante è composto da 1 vol. di Introduzione e 3 voll. di complessive 398 (su 399) tavole, ciascuna con dettagliata descrizione della pianta raffigurata (nome volgare e scientifico, della famiglia, genere, specie, geografia, usi) stampata su una o più pagine. Manca la sola tavola 37 "Il crescione" nel primo vol. Importante e celebrata opera di botanica per lo straordinario apparato iconografico di cui è composta: sono bellissime immagini litografate e colorate d?'epoca (solo alcune in seppia), ad eccezione di quelle contenute nel?'Iintroduzione, tutte disegnate dal vero da diversi artisti. Questa monumentale edizione è così suddivisa: - Volume di Introduzione (1881-1886), pp. (4),167, con compless. 38 tavv. litografate in b.n., ciasc. con numerose figure, sempre precedute da 1 o 2 pp. di descrizione - Volume 1° (1872-1876), con 152 tavole - Volume 2° (1876-1880), con 110 tavole (da 153 a 262) - Volume 3° (1881-1886), con 137 tavole (da 263 a 399). Tutti i volumi hanno una bellissima antiporta colorata. Uno degli autori, Vincenzo Tenore (1825-1886), era nipote del più famoso Michele Tenore, botanico napoletano che fu prefetto del Reale orto botanico. Giuseppe Antonio Pasquale (1820-1893), originario di Anoia Superiore, Calabria, fu professore di botanica all?'Università di Napoli. Patriota fervente, combatté a Curtatone e Montanara. Si occupò di floristica e fu il primo a studiare i muschi dell?'Italia meridionale. Così Diz. Treccani, IX, p.98. "Edizione originale" di opera molto rara a trovarsi completa. Una tav. ben restaur. per manc. margin. e una per lungo strappo; le pagg. di testo hanno talvolta uniformi arross. o fiorit., o strappi (ma ben restaurati); le tavole sono ben conservate e complessivam. è un buon esemplare.

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        Mes Premières années de Paris.

      Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1872 - In-8 de (4)-352 pp., chagrin rouge, dos orné à nerfs, filet d'encadrement à froid sur les plats, fer floral en écoinçon, dentelles dorées sur les chasses et double filet doré sur les coupes, tranches dorées (Gruel). Edition originale. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur : A Edmond Didier vieille et toujours jeune amitié Auguste Vacquerie. Bel exemplaire à grandes marges, dans une fine reliure de Léon Gruel. Vicaire, VII, 936. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Atelierdarstellung. Bleistiftzeichnung.

      Mongrammiert und datiert: "RT [oder RH] 1872". - 21,1 x 27,9 cm. Die im Zentrum genau ausgearbeitete, ansonsten schwungvoll gezeichnete Darstellung zeigt den vor einer Staffelei sitzenden Künstler bei der Arbeit, der einem hinter ihm stehenden Besucher oder Modell einige Münzen reicht. Im Hintergrund sind ein fertiges Frauenbildnis sowie ein Ofen und Lebensmittel zu erkennen. - Versandkosten auf Anfrage. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Beskrifning öfver svenska fyrarne, med kort underrättelse om fyrväsendets uppkomst och utveckling.+ Tillägg till den år 1872 utgifna beskifning öfver svenska fyrarne. 1:a häftet (all publ.). Stockholm, P.A. Norstedt & Söner, 1872 & 1875.

      1872 1872 - Oblong 8vo. Pp. 163 + add. (ii), 12, (2). With one large folding coloured map and 97 plates (of which 5 in the addendum). Contemporary marbled boards, calf spine, rebacked. Recased with new end papers. Private stamps. First edition. This thorough study on Swedish lighthouses gives an historical background and some general information about regulations and schedules, etc. It's followed by a detailed account of 87 lighthouses giving information about their location, appearance and shape, postition, light range, etc., and with an illustration of each lighthouse. A charming and comprehensive work, the first of its kind in Sweden. Scarce, especially with the addendum. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Spanish Conquest of New Mexico, Read before the Pennsylvania Historical Society May 13, 1872

      Philadelphia: Historical Society of Philadelphia. Good with no dust jacket. 1872. First Edition. Half-Leather. Marbled paper boards with red leather spine. Heavy rubbing and half inch pieces missing from spine ends. Gilt and bands on spine, binding tight. Marbled endpapers have chips, and first free endpaper is loose and missing pieces. Ex-library bookplate from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the publishers, which indicates the date and presenter of the speech. Text has several lined blank pages as filler on either end. Light soil on some pages. Laid in is a signed handwritten memo from the letterhead of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania from John William Wallace, President, regarding the society thanking General William Watts Hart Davis, or W. W. H. Davis, for his presentation, dated the same date as the speech. John William Wallace was an attorney and recorder of decisions of the Supreme Court for many years. The memo is also signed by the secretary of the society, James Shrigley, a Civil War chaplain. The memo and some pages of the speech have the blind stamp of the society. First page has a handwritten note, "May 13th, 1872, by W. W. H. Davis." Speech text has a few minor penciled corrections. The speech gives a summary of the Spanish Conquest and Pueblo Revolts in New Mexico. General Davis was a Colonel in the Mexican War of 1846-1848 and a Brigadier General in the Civil War. He authored several books including El Gringo; Or, New Mexico and Her People, a personal account of his time in 1850s New Mexico as district attorney. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 41 pp; Signed by Editor .

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        Fachmännische Berichte über die österreichisch-ungarische Expedition nach Siam, China und Japan. (1868-1871) Im Auftrag des k. k. Handelsministeriums redigirt und herausgegeben von Dr. Karl von Scherzer, Ersten Beamten der Expedition.

      Stuttgart, Julius Maier, 1872 Gr.8°, XVI; 418 S; 494 S.(Anhang), 2 Faltkarte (Indien, Weltkarte) einge Abb. u Statistiken., Kart. geprägt, Kanten etwas berieben, papierbedingt gebräunt, Weltkarte stockfleckig, sonst gutes Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe; selten vollständig.- Zweck der Expedition war der Abschluß von Handels- u. Schiffahrtsverträgen mit Siam. China u. Japan sowie die Untersuchung der Handelsverhältnisse. Absatzmöglichkeiten österr. Waren usw. (Cordier. Henri: «Bibliotheca Sinica. Dictionnaire bibliographique des ouvrages relatifs a l`Empire Chinois. Deuxieme edition revue. corrigee et considerablement augmentee». 569) Versand D: 20,00 EUR Reisen - Asien China Japan

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        Alice?s Adventures In Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.

      London: MacMillan and Co. 1872 & 1886, 1872. Octavo, bound by Bayntun Riviere in full crushed red morocco, all edges gilt, emblematic gilt spine compartments, raised bands, gilt turn-ins, gilt figure of the White Rabbit on front cover of Alice, gilt figure of the Red Queen on front cover of Looking-Glass, original cloth covers and spines bound in. Cloth slipcase. Alice'a Adventures in Wonderland is a later printing. Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There is a first edition, first printing. Illustrated by John Tenniel, text illustrated. A stunning set. Alice's Adventures were "born on a golden afternoon" in July 1862, when the Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (better known as Lewis Carroll) took the three small daughters of Dean Liddell of Christ Church on a boating trip up the Isis. Carroll delighted the three children by relating Alice's adventures, and eventually promised his favorite among the three, Alice Liddell, to write the story down for her. Through the Looking-Glass can be seen as a mirror image of the Alice's Adventures. For example, the latter begins outdoors in the warmth of May 4 and uses the imagery of playing cards, while the former begins indoors on a snowy, cold November 4 and uses the imagery of chess. "The two Alice books completed the reinstatement of the imagination, so long disapproved of by the opponents of fairy stories, to its proper place. ?'Alice is, in a word, a book of that extremely rare kind which will belong to all the generations to come until the language becomes obsolete?'" (Carpenter & Prichard, 102).

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        The Works Of William Makepeace Thackeray

      73 - London - Smith, Elder and Co. 1872 - An attractive twelve volume set of the Thackeray's works, in very attractive leather bindings and with frontispiece plates and illustrations throughout. The set contains the following works:Volume I: Vanity FairVolume II: History of PendennisVolume III: The NewcomesVolume IV: The History of Henry Esmond and The Memoirs of Barry LyndonVolume V: The VirginiansVolume VI: The Adventues of Phillip and A Shabby Genteel StoryVolume VII: Paris Sketch Book and Irish Sketch BookVolume VIII: The Great Hoggarty DiamondVolume IX: The Book of SnobsVolume X: Roundabout Papers and Four GeorgesVolume XI: Catherine and Lovel The Widower etcVolume XII: Christmas BooksWilliam Makepeace Thackeray (18 July 1811 24 December 1863) was an English novelist of the 19th century. He was famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society. He worked for Fraser's Magazine, a sharp-witted and sharp-tongued conservative publication, for which he produced art criticism, short fictional sketches, and two longer fictional works, Catherine and The Luck of Barry Lyndon. From 1837 to 1840 he also reviewed books for The Times. Later, through his connection to the illustrator John Leech, he began writing for the newly created Punch magazine, where he published The Snob Papers, later collected as The Book of Snobs. In the early 1840s, Thackeray had some success with two travel books, The Paris Sketch Book and The Irish Sketch Book. He achieved more recognition with his Snob Papers (serialised 1846/7, published in book form in 1848), but the work that really established his fame was the novel Vanity Fair, which first appeared in serialised installments beginning in January 1847. Even before Vanity Fair completed its serial run, Thackeray had become a celebrity, sought after by the very lords and ladies whom he satirised; they hailed him as the equal of Dickens. On 23 December 1863, after returning from dining out and before dressing for bed, Thackeray suffered a stroke and was found dead in his bed in the morning. His death at the age of fifty-two was entirely unexpected, and shocked his family, friends, and reading public. An estimated 7000 people attended his funeral at Kensington Gardens. He was buried on 29 December at Kensal Green Cemetery, and a memorial bust sculpted by Marochetti can be found in Westminster Abbey. Condition: In decorative calf binding with gilt detailing. Extrnally smart, there is some minor wear to the extremities, joints and backstrips only, as well as some markings to boards. Internally the pages are firmly bound and largely bright and clean throughout aside from some foxing to endpages and the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Carthusian. (Three Volumes October 1872 to August 1884.)

      Asher & Walbrook, H. Stedman, R. B. Stedman, , 1872. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to. Three volumes in original period 3/4 vellum bindings with marbled boards, title and volume number in gilt on small red leather spine back strip. Bound by A. Cox 18 St. John St., Cambridge. Marbled boards are lightly rubbed, shelf wear, vellum in nice shape with very minor soiling. Interior of the three volumes are clean with the very mildest of foxing at a few end papers. Volume three includes the index of the three volumes and is dated August 1885. Charterhouse boarding school. An attractive, rare three volume set.

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        Electrostatics and Magnetism.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1872. - First Edition. 8vo. Full tan calf prize binding by Maclehose, red title label to spine, extra gilt decoration to spine compartments, gilt rule and gilt badge of Glasgow University to front board. Light edgewear and rubbing. A sound, clean and handsome copy. Marbled endpapers with latin prize presentation label inscribed to George Mitchel to front pastedown SIGNED 'Gul. Thomson' (Gul. being the abbreviation for William in latin). Books signed in the name of Thomson are unusual; it was far more common for him to sign 'Kelvin. PNP'. A scarce object in an attractive prize binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        1) Drei Phantasiestücke. Op. 111. - 2) Waldscenen. 9 Stücke. Op. 82. - 3) Faschingsschwank aus Wien. 5 Fantasie-Bilder. Op. 26. - 4) Nachtstücke für das Pianoforte. Op. 23. - 5) Gavotte für Pianoforte. Op. 18.1. - 6) Polka (Boheme). Op. 82.7. - 7) Sérénade. Op. 22.1. - 8) ?O du mein holder Abendstern?. Recitativ und Romanze aus der Oper ?Tannhäuser? von R. Wagner. - 9) Largo. - 10) Neue practische Guitarrenschule. 1) Russisch u. Deutsch. Nouvelle édition redigée par N. Rubinstein et M. Balakireff. Corigée par Ch. Klindworth. - 2) Russisch u. Deutsch. Nouvelle édition redigée par N. Rubinstein et M. Balakireff. Dédiés à A. Preusser. - 3) Nouvelle édition redigée par N. Rubinstein et M. Balakireff. Dédiés à S. de Sire. - 4) Rev. u. bezeichnet

      1) Jurgenson - 2) Jurgenson - 3) Jurgenson - 4) Pohle - 5) Hainauer - 6) Jurgenson - 7) Breitkopf & Härtel - 8) Jurgenson - 9) Cranz - 10) Schuberth 1) [ca. 1872], - 2) [ca. 1872], - 3) [ca. 1872], - 4) [ca. 1887], - 5) [ca. 1887], - 6) [ca. 1880], - 7) [ca. 1882], - 8) [ca. 1885], - 9) [ca. 1885], - 10) [ca. 1840],, 1) Moscou, - 2) Moscou, - 3) Moscou, - 4) Hamburg, - 5) Breslau, - 6) Moscou, - 7) Leipzig, - 8) Moscou, - 9) Hamburg, - 10) Hamburg/Leipzig, - 4°, 1) 7 S., - 2) 17 S., - 3) 23 S., - 4) 19 S., - 5) 7 S., - 6) 6 S., - 7) 7 S., - 8) 9 S., - 9) 5 S., - 10) 23 S., Halblederbd. mit handschriftl. Titelschild - 1) Pl.Nr. 417 - 2) Pl.Nr. 411 - 3) Pl.Nr. 404 - 4) Pl.Nr. H.P. 670 - 5) Pl.Nr. J. 2955,1 H. - 6) Pl.Nr. 3981 - 7) Pl.Nr. 15946 (gestoch. Noten) - 8) Pl.Nr. 1181 - 9) Pl.Nr. 24127 - 10) Pl.Nr. 521 (Text und Noten gestochen) - mit Besitzvermerken und handschriftl. Inhaltsverzeichnis von Else von Sivers (verh. von Stackelberg), vereinzelt schwach stockfleckig, wenige Bleistiftanmerkungen, Einband berieben 1) (Oeuvres complètes pour le Piano de R. Schumann) - 2) (Oeuvres complètes pour le Piano de R. Schumann) - 3) (Oeuvres complètes pour le Piano de R. Schumann) - 4) (Rob. Schumann?s Werke. Fünfte Serie) - 6) (Danses nationales pour le piano par Antoine Rubinstein) - 7) (Trois Serenades pour le Piano) - 8) (Fr. Liszt. Compositions célèbres, 83), 1) (Oeuvres complètes pour le Piano de R. Schumann) - 2) (Oeuvres complètes pour le Piano de R. Schumann) - 3) (Oeuvres complètes pour le Piano de R. Schumann) - 4) (Rob. Schumann?s Werke. Fünfte Serie) - 6) (Danses nationales pour le piano par Antoine Rubinstein) - 7) (Trois Serenades pour le Piano) - 8) (Fr. Liszt. Compositions célèbres, 83).

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        Om Arternes Oprindelse ved Kvalitetsvalg eller ved de heldigst stillede Formers Sejr i Kampen for Tilværelsen. Efter Originalens femte Udgave oversat af J.P. Jacobsen.

      Kjøbenhavn, Gyldendalske Boghandel (F. Hegel), 1872. 8vo. Bound in contemporary half calf with 4 raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Spine rubbed. A few light brownspots throughout. Otherwise a fine and clean copy. (10), XIII, 605, (1) + 1 plate.. The Scarce first Danish edition (translated from the 5. edition) of Darwin's monumental "On the Origin of Species". "In 1872 the book was translated into Danish by the young botanist J. P. Jacobsen. He was soon to become a celebrated novelist famous for Marie Grubbe - A Lady of the Seventeenth Century (1876) and Niels Lyhne (1880). In the early 1870's, however, he was still dedicated to science. In 1873 he received the University of Copenhagen's Gold Medal for his work on desmids, single-celled green freshwater algae. The Descent of Man was also translated by Jacobsen and appeared in 1874-75. "In the early 1870s [With the Danish translation] the literary critic Georg Brandes started promoting Darwin's ideas as part of his liberal ideology and soon Darwinism became the mark of a new generation of intellectuals. Both the Steenstrup circle and the Brandes circle held Darwin in high esteem, but made completely different attributions to his theory. Consequently they both decided to raise money separately for the same Darwin. Darwin had borrowed the collection of barnacles from the Zoology Museum in Copenhagen with the help of Steenstrup. As a compliment Darwin sent him a signed copy of the Origin. Steenstrup acknowledged Darwin as an important fellow naturalist, but like many of his colleagues at the University of Copenhagen he never accepted evolutionary theory. The initial scientific reaction to Darwin's work on evolution by means of natural selection was respectful, but made few converts. memorial in 1882. Independently, Darwinism transformed as it became part of popular culture. "(Kjærsgaard, Darwinism comes to Denmark)Freeman: 643. (PMM 344 - first edition)

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [together with:] Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. With Forty-Two [and] Fifty Illustrations by John Tenniel.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1866 & 1872 - 2 works, octavo (187 x 117; 177 x 117 mm). Late 20th century red full calf by Bayntun, spines emblematically tooled in gilt, twin green morocco labels, two-line gilt border on sides enclosing gilt stamps of the White Rabbit and Red Queen, richly gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, original cloth covers and spines bound-in. Housed in a fleece-lined red cloth slipcase. Early presentation inscription on half-title of Wonderland (dated "Xmas 1865"). A few light marks to bindings. Illustrated throughout by Sir John Tenniel. First published editions, first issue of Through the Looking-Glass (with the misspelling of "wabe" on p. 21). Famously, the first edition of 2,000 copies of Wonderland was recalled by Dodgson, due to what either he, or Tenniel, felt to be the unsatisfactory reproduction of Tenniel's illustrations; "it has been questioned whether the first edition [of 1865] was ever published, in the strict sense of being on sale to the public and sent to the copyright libraries. Assuming that only a strict 2,000 copies were printed at the Clarendson Press, Dodgson seems to have regained all but 10 copies" (Williams, Madan & Green). For this new edition the book was entirely reset by Richard Clay and was published in November 1865, although dated "1866". It is this version which formed the basis for all future Macmillan editions. A handsomely bound set. Williams, Madan & Green 46 & 84. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There

      New York: Macmillan, 1872. First Edition, American issue. Printed from English sheets with "wabe" misspelled "wade" on p. 21. 12mo (18.5cm.); original red pictorial gilt-embossed and triple-ruled cloth, black glazed endpapers; [12],224pp.; frontispiece, illus. in text throughout. Expertly recased, extremities a bit darkened with a few tiny soil spots to both covers, spine ends gently rubbed; textblock about fine. A Very Good, presentable copy.

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        Council Journal of the Seventh Session of the Legislative Assembly, of the Territory of Montana, Begun and Held at Virginia City

      "New North West" Deer Lodge, Montana: James H. Mills, Public Printer. 1872. First. First edition. Thin octavo. 123pp. Legal calf with red and black morocco spine labels gilt. Shelf numbers at base of the spine, small label remnant front pastedown, splits along the front joint threatening to detach, but otherwise near very good. On the front pastedown is written: "Council Chambers, Va. City, Montana. April 27th 1873." Also written large on the front fly, in the same hand is written "His Excellency Brigham Young with complts. Yours, Rept. [name indecipherable]." Account of the Assembly, among the listed members of the Council is Third District representative Seth Bullock. .

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        A Handbook of the Birds of Egypt

      London: John Van Voorst, 1872. Hardcover. Used: Good. 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.

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        Das malerische und romantische Westphalen

      - 2. umgearb. Aufl. Schöningh Vlg. Paderborn. 1872. VI, 366 S. gr.8. m. 28 Stahlstichen (komplett, u.a:Corvey, Höxter, Dortmund) und 56 Holzschnitten im Text. (einige Stahlstiche m. Stockflecken)(1 Rü.-Gelenk leicht brüchig, geklebt). Goldschnitt. Orig.-Leinen m. Goldaufdruck und Blindprägung-2/3)Bild vom Einband. Sonderangebot: Dieser Verkäufer bietet Kunden einen exklusiven Rabatt von 25% auf sämtliche Preise. Alter Preis: 817,95 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Through The Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There

      London: Macmillan and Co. 1872 - Illustrated by John Tenniel. First edition, first printing, with "wade" instead of "wabe" to page 21. Finely bound in full crimson morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, with five raised bands to the spine, lettered in gilt, spine compartments and bands ruled in gilt, boards ruled in gilt, with an illustration of the Red Queen to the front board, with an illustration of the White Queen to the rear panel, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, green and purple floral patterned endpapers, original cloth bound in at rear. About fine, with a former owner's Christmas 1871 inscription to the half-title, a few hints of scattered and light spotting to the otherwise fresh pages. A beautiful copy of a scarce book in a fine morocco binding. Through the Looking Glass is Lewis Carroll's sequel to his popular children's novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). In this story, which represents the child protagonist's journey from adolescence to adulthood, Alice ventures into a fantasy world through the mirror above her fireplace. Throughout the novel, Carroll includes nonsense poetry, including the playful and popular "Jabberwocky." Like Alice, Through the Looking Glass is illustrated by John Tenniel. Carroll originally intended to write this sequel as early as 1866, but had trouble persuading Tenniel to illustrate it. Writer and artist had a somewhat volatile relationship as a result of their mutual perfectionism: just as the true first edition of Alice was suppressed because of unsatisfactory illustrations, Through the Looking Glass's illustrations were heavily edited. Tenniel demanded the removal of a character that was too difficult to illustrate, whereas Carroll replaced Tenniel's "Jabberwock" plate with an image of the White Knight, which was less frightening, as a frontispiece. This volume's beautiful binding complements the fine condition of the text block and the quality of illustrations without losing the aesthetic of the original publication; Bayntun-Riviere's covers mimic the Appleton binding in color and design. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Festungskrieg im Feldzuge gegen Frankreich 1870-1871. Mit 19 lithographiretn Plänen.

      Berlin, Gustav Hempel 1872 - Crown quarto. Pp. vi, 271. Plus 19 fine lithograph maps, some of which are folding, bound at end. Hardcover, bound in contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards, green vellum French corners, spine with false raised bands between compartments, gilt lettering direct; boards were partly detached at one time and inner hinges were expertly strengthened and joints mended; old military institutional stamps to title-page and verso of maps, discreet magnetic strip at bottom of one page, even browning to some maps, some spotting. Withal a respectful tome in good condition. ~ First edition. Very rare. Jordan 3768; Baldamus II, 52. See also: B. E. Palat: "Bibliographie générale de la guerre de 1870-1871" (Paris, 1896), p. 464. The charm of this book lies in the wonderful lithographic maps which clearly were not meant to serve as mere carriers of information but to provide charm and elegance due to their artistic merit. Six of the maps have a hole dug into them close to the blank margin, probably a rodent's activity. They were all expertly restored by professional hand. One has the repair clearly in the blank margin and two others in practically blank areas of the image. Very minor loss in the remaining is compensated herewith with expert's scans from the copy at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek which are provided for reference.

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        ROMANIA

      - Fondée en 1872 par Paul Meyer et Gaston Paris./Revue trimestrielle consacrée à l'étude des langues et des littératures romanes./Notre collection renferme: 3ème, 6ème, 7ème années (1874, 1877, 1878) en fasc. brochés, puis de la 10ème année (1881) à la [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Leggi E Memorie Venete Sulla Prostituzione Fino Alla Caduta Della Republica.

      Tipografia Del Commercio Di Marco Visentini, Venezia 1872 - This is a near very good copy with the covers with a black leather spine rather frayed and the purple boards, 403 pages, with an attractive bookplate of Wigan Free Public Library. For any enquiries please do get in touch. If you are ever in Bath, please visit our bookshop Bath Old Books, although this book is not in the shop but in my book room at home. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [FIFTEEN MOUNTED PHOTOGRAPHS, INCLUDING VIEWS OF HONOLULU, SAN FRANCISCO, THE CENTRAL PACIFIC RAILROAD, SALT LAKE CITY, AND NEW ZEALAND]

      [Various places, 1872. Some minor soiling on cards, some images slightly faded. Very good. Archivally matted, protected with a mylar sheet. An excellent collection of views, quite early for Hawaii and New Zealand. The four views of Honolulu include one wide view of the town, a view of a side street with a church steeple in the background, the Pali mountain pass, and the harbor with several large vessels at anchor. In New Zealand the Supreme Court building in Christchurch and the city of Littleton are displayed. The San Francisco images include the Palace Hotel and the famous Cliff House. Of particular interest are the three views of the Central Pacific Railway. The sections of the track include Capestown, the Palisade, and Summit Station, each with fresh evidence of the line's recent completion. Also in the collection is one image of a railroad along the banks of Salt Lake, and three wide views of Salt Lake City, one with the Mormon tabernacle (completed in 1871) prominently featured. An attractive collection of views, each quite displayable.

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        LE AVVENTURE D'ALICE NEL PAESE DELLE MERAVIGLIE Tradotte dall'inglese da T. Pietrocòla-Rossetti.

      Londra, Macmillan, 1872. In-16 gr. (mm. 183x115), tela edit. rossa, al piatto anter. ritratto di Alice che tiene in braccio un maialino e a quello poster. il Gatto che ride, impressi in oro in medaglione; pp. (12),189, 1 c.b. Il vol. è illustrato da 42 composizioni di John Tenniel, ed è introdotto da una serie di versi. "Prima edizione della traduzione italiana". (la I inglese è del 1866). Cfr. Quayle "The Collector's Book of Children's Books" (1967), p. 42: "Sir John Tenniel (1820-1914) was knighted in 1893, during a long career as joint cartoonist with John Leech of the magazine "Punch", in which he gained great fame for the originality and wit of his political satires. It was the harmony of Dodgson's text with Tenniel's inimitable series of illustrations that combined to produce the work the world knows (in almost any language you care to mention) as "Alice in Wonderland", and immortalised the names of 'Lewis Carroll' and John Tenniel. Never, before or since, has any illustrator caught the mood and atmosphere of a story in so faithful a fashion.. "Alice", without Tenniel's illustrations, is unthinkable". Esempl. molto ben conservato. Assai raro.

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        The Works.

      London: Strahan & Co.; Henry S. King & Co.,, 1872-4. 6 volumes, octavo (202 x 135 mm). Near contemporary red morocco, raised bands, tan and dark green morocco labels, compartments richly gilt, panelling to boards and floral rolls to turn-ins gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Volume I with frontispiece portrait by W. H. Mote, floral head- and tailpieces throughout set. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown and later gift inscription to front flyleaf of each volume. Minor wear to corners, boards slightly soiled, prelims and endmatter lightly foxed. An excellent set. An attractive complete set of Tennyson's works with the richly gilded spines still bright.

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        Porträtfotografie mit eigenh. Widmung und U. auf der Rückseite.

      Ohne Ort 1872 - Visitformat. Aufnahme: Georg E, Hansen & Co. Kopenhagen. Brustbild, Profil nach rechts. Die e. Widmung lautet: »Min unge Ven Harry Simonsen en Hjertelig Hilse / H. C. Andersen 1872 / af Vel og Vee, / Guds Villie skee!« (übersetzt: »Meinem jungen Freund Harry Simonsen einen herzlichen Gruß [.] ob Wohl oder Wehe, Gottes Wille geschehe!«). ? Leicht fleckig, schwache Knickfalten. ? SP Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), Danish writer. SP, 2.75 x 4.25 inch, n. p., 1872. One slight crease and slightly stained. A head and shoulders profile photograph. Photograph by Georg E. Hansen & Co., Copenhagen. Inscribed: Min unge Ven Harry Simonsen en Hjertelig Hilse / H.C. Andersen 1872 / af Vel og Vee, / Guds Villie skee!" ("My young friend Harry Simonsen with warmest regards [ ] / if well being or pains, / God"s wil happens")." 5.000 g gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. - Bd. I: 721 - 1040/ 1279/ 1258 Seiten; 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 !!! la Gewicht in Gramm: 3800

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        Tortoises, Terrapins, and Turtles drawn from life. Text by John Edwards Gray.

      - London, Sotheran, Baer & Co., 1872. Folio (365 x 280mm). pp. iv, 16, with 61 lithographed plates, all drawn on stone by Edward Lear after J.D.C. Sowerby. Publisher's pictorial cloth, spine with gilt lettering A very fine copy of the first complete edition of this exquisite and rare work on turtles and tortoises. Four men were responsible for this classic herpetological work, i.e. Thomas Bell as superintendent of the plates and intended author, James de Carle Sowerby as artist, John Edward Gray as writer of the text to the final publication of the plates, and Edward Lear as lithographer. 40 plates first appeared in Bell's 'Monograph Testudinata' (1832-42). This work was never finished due to the publisher's bankruptcy. The 40 plates together with 20 additional, previously unpublished, plates were re-issued in 1872 by Sowerby and Lear.The plates were reproductions of paintings by James de Carle Sowerby, produced by the process of lithography by Edward Lear. Bell was the first person to attempt to write a comprehensive account of the tortoises, and went to great lengths to acquire living tortoises which Sowerby was to draw. The book is the most outstanding collection of tortoise illustrations ever produced.The unsold parts of Bell's 'Monograph of the Testudinata', together with Sowerby's plates for the rest of the work were acquired by the publishers Sotheran, who wished to publish a new edition of the 8 parts, incorporating the remaining plates. As Bell had declined to write the text for the last plates, it was natural that Gray should have been asked to do it. In this way, a complete edition of the book Bell had started in 1832, was finally published 40 years later in 1872. It had a new 16 page introduction by Gray.Edward Lear is best known today for his limerick verses, but he began life as a natural history draughtsman and lithographer and became one of the finest illustrators of birds of all time.Nissen ZBI, 1701; Adler p. 35; Wood 1872. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ABANDONMENT OF THE WHALERS IN THE ARCTIC OCEAN SEPT. 1871

      New Bedford, Ma., 1872. Light edge wear. Light toning, a bit of foxing on the final two plates. Very good. A scarce, complete set of five lithographs recording the disastrous loss of a large fleet of New Bedford whaleships, trapped in the ice near Point Belcher in September 1871. In all, some thirty-four ships were lost, at a cost of $1.5 million. After passing through Bering Straits in June, the fleet began to be frozen in in August. For a time the captains waited for a northeast wind that might carry them out of the ice. They had a chance to escape the floes in late August, but did not heed the warnings of natives, who claimed the ice would close up again soon. Indeed, a southwest wind on August 29th crushed three of the ships, and the captains decided to abandon their ships and escape south in smaller vessels. The stranded ships were abandoned, and more than 1200 men, women, and children took lifeboats to seven whaleships not caught in the ice which ferried them to Honolulu. The first three plates show the various ships stuck in the ice, giving the name of each vessel in the caption. The fourth print shows the crews escaping in smaller rowboats, and the final one shows the rescue ships "receiving the captains officers and crews of abandoned ships." The illustrations were drawn on stone by J.P. Newell, printed by the lithographic firm of J.H. Bufford in Boston. Peters praises Bufford as being among the very best at producing whaling images. The prints were published by Benjamin Russell in New Bedford, the important whaling port at which the fleet was based. The Lothrop catalogue points out that "all known copies of the prints in this set are marked 'proof,' and it is believed Russell retained this to enhance sales." This event did irreparable damage to the New Bedford whaling fleet and severe damage to the local economy that depended so much on it.

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        En Avion. Vols et Combats.Estampes et récits de la Grande Guerre 1914-1918 par Maurice Busset, Adjudant Aviateur, Peintre militaire du Musée de l`Aéronautique..

      Paris, Librairie Delagrave, 1919 2° (50 x 32 cm), Titelblatt u 24 zweifarbig Holzschnittabb., verso der Text zur gegenüberliegenden Abb., Kart.-Mappe m. losem kordelgebundenem Buchblock., Mappe (da grösser als Tafeln) etwas eingerissen, min. fleckig, Rücken m. kleiner Fehlstelle. Titelbl. m. leichten Randläsuren. - insgesamt gutes Exempalr. «En mémoire de mon frère Marcel Benoit. Soldat au 105° d`Infanterie. tué à 22 ans à Zonnebecke (Belgique) le 22 Novembre 1914 et à la Gloire de mes camarades de l`Armée de l`Air tombés pour la France. j`ai composé et gravé ces images de Guerre». - Die Bilder zeigen expressive Szenen aus den Luftkämpfen mit deutschen Fliegern im 1. Weltkrieg. - Maurice Busset (1881-1936). Zeichner. Flieger und Kriegsmaler. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Militaria-Luftwaffe Flugwesen Geschichte - Weltkrieg I

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        Tortoises, Terrapins, and Turtles drawn from life...

      London, Paris und Frankfurt a.M., Henry Sotheran und Joseph Baer, 1872. Erste (1.) Auflage. First edition. Mit 60 lithographischen Tafeln, IV, 16 Seiten. Kl.-Folio (38cm x 28,5 cm), roter Orig.-Leinenband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, etwas Rückenvergoldung und blindgeprägter Deckelverzierung. Nissen ZBI 1701 (unter J. E. Gray); Wood S. 429 (mit falscher Kollation); Adler I, S. 34 - 36; Dance S. 124. - Die wohl berühmteste und schönste Schildkröten-Ikonographie in der gesamten herpetologischen Literatur. Die wundervollen Abbildungen nach Original-Zeichnungen von J. d. C. Sowerby, diese Vorlagen wurden von E. Lear lithographiert, die Lithographien bei Hullmandel in London gedruckt. Ursprünglich dienten sie als Illustrationen zum Werk des britischen Herpetologen Thomas Bell \"A monograph of the Testudinata\" (Nissen ZBI 296), erschienen bei Halembourg in London, welches von 1836-42 in Lieferungen erschien. Leider wurde das letztgenannte Werk nie vollendet, durch den Bankrott des Verlegers erschienen nur 8 Lieferungen mit 40 Tafeln. Die Restbestände sowie die 20 noch nicht publizierten Tafeln wurden von der Londoner Firma Henry Sotheran übernommen. Da sich Bell geweigert hatte, den Text für die noch nicht erschienen Tafeln zu schreiben, entschied sich der neue Verlag dafür, einen komplett neuen Text für alle Tafeln in Auftrag zu geben. Diese Aufgabe übernahm dann John Edward Gray, der damalig Herpetologe des British Museum (N.H.). Obwohl der gesamte Text von Gray stammt, beschloss der Verlag, das Werk nur unter den Namen der beiden Künstler erscheinen zu lassen. Grays Name ist nicht auf dem Titelblatt zu finden, lediglich unter dem Vorwort, welches ebenfalls aus seiner Feder stammt. - Ecken und Kapitale leicht bestoßen, Deckel und Rücken minimal fleckig, Titeblatt mit kleinem Blindstempel, Rückseite sämtlicher Tafeln mit kleinem blassen Bibliotheksstempel, einige Tafeln aufgrund abweichender Papierqualität mit dezenter Brauntönung, nur stellenweise mit wenigen kleinen Braunflecken. Insgesamt schönes Exemplar und wohlerhaltenes Exemplar im Original-Verlagseinband. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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