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        Coila's Whispers

      1872. The Fog is Dank in Rotten Row,The Sun a Disc of Dingy Red…"An Early Twentieth Century Geometric Binding by Riviére & SonRIVIÉRE & SON, binders. FRASER, William, Sir. Coila's Whispers. London: F. Harvey, 1872. Second Edition. No. 6 of fifty copies printed. Small quarto (8 1/4 x 6 inches; 210 x 152 mm.). [ii blank], vi, 160, [i], [3 blank]. Etched half-title drawing by William M. Thackeray. Five full-page etchings on india paper by George Cruikshank. Bound ca. 1920 by Riviére & Son (stamp signed on verso of front endpaper) in full dark blue crushed levant morocco. Both covers richly decorated in gilt with triple borders, each surrounding one hundred and seventy nine floral tools in a geometric design. Spine with five raised bands, richly decorated and lettered in gilt with the same floral tools. Double-ruled gilt board edges, decorative turn-ins, all edges gilt.The five etchings by George Cruikshank on india paper, are five out of eight compartments of a large plate etched by G.C. for Sir William Fraser, in 1870, for Poems by the Knight of Morar."Only fifty numbered copies were issued of this edition, and consequently it is scarce." (Albert M. Cohn. George Cruikshank. A Catalogue Raisonné, p. 104.).

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        London. A Pilgrimage. With 189 including 53 full pages Illustrations.

      London, Grant & Co., 1872 (First Edition).. Fol., Halbleder. 191pp., illustrated with 189 illustrations including 53 full page plates by Dore. Original(?) leather binding over original green cloth, raised bands with lettering gilt, marbled endpapers and all edges marbled. Spine ends are pumped and chipped, extremities are little worn, joints starting. Occasional scattered foxing but mostly clean. Neverthless a good copy of this scarce edition.

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        THE EXPRESSION OF THE EMOTIONS IN MAN AND ANIMALS. [First Issue]

      London:: John Murray,, 1872. First Edition. Very Good+. Very Good+ First Edition, First Issue in the original dark green cloth with mild scuffs covers, gift inscription (dated 1882) ffep, foxing ffeps. Gilt lettering spine. Complete with all seven heliotype plates, three folding, and all illustrations. Hinges and joints intact. 8vo. vi, 374, [4 Ads] pp. Scarce First Issue in such nice condition in the original binding.

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        Rough Notes of a Journey through the Wilderness, from Trinidad to Pará, Brazil, by way of the Great Cataracts of the Orinoco, Atabapo, and Rio Negro. With Illustrations drawn on the spot by the Author

      London: W.H.J. Carter, 1872., 1872. First edition. 8vo; pp. xiv, (4), 301. Publisher's dark brown cloth with gilt titles and illustration to spine, same illustration blind stamped to centre of upper, blind stamped frieze to boards. Inscribed by the publisher, W.H.J. Carter, the Author's father in law, to his brother in law, dated June 30, 1873. Binding and gilt rubbed; recased; very light occasional markings. With a frontispiece and 15 lithographic plates. 'Sir Henry Alexander Wickham (May 29, 1846 – September 27, 1928) was an explorer, author, plant collector and planter, and a pioneer of the British and Colonial rubber industry in the 19th century. He was responsible for gathering 70,000 seeds from Brazil's rubber-bearing tree, Hevea brasiliensis, in 1876. These he accompanied to the Kew's Royal Botanic Gardens from where seedlings were dispatched to Malasia, Africa, Batavia, and other tropical destinations, thus dooming the Amazonian rubber boom. As a direct result Malaya (now Malaysia) was soon to become the biggest producer of rubber. An important and rare text - the first we have seen in 10 years - let alone with such an inscription.

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        The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Sixth Edition, with Additions and Corrections to 1872. (Thirty - Third Thousand). BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY

      8vo., Sixth Edition, Thirty - Third Thousand, with a folding diagram, front free endpaper and following leaf lightly frayed at fore - edge; original arches - style binding of green cloth, decorative gilt back, chocolate endpapers, uncut, very short tear in upper joint else a bright, crisp copy. With 32pp publisher's catalogue bound in at end. The sixth is generally held to be the last significant edition, containing as it does Darwin's final major corrections and revisions. Published in 1872, it is the first edition with the title The Origin of Species, and includes among many other revisions a new chapter (VII) inserted to confute the views of the Catholic biologist St. George Mivart. There is a glossary, and the word 'evolution' is used in the text for the first time. An attractive and desirable copy of the 'most important scientific work of the 19th century' (Horblit) and 'the most important biological book ever written' (Freeman). SCARCE IN ANYTHING LIKE THIS CONDITION. Freeman (Darwin), 131; Freeman (BNHB), 907.

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        The origin of species by means of natural selection. . . .

      Original green cloth, gilt title on spine and, boards with blind - stamped borders. Corners slightly rubbed, interior excellent. Armorial plate of John E. Sandbach on front paste - down. Sixth edition of perhaps the most historic and pioneering work on the theory of evolution biology. This copy includes additions and corrections to the 1872 edition that make up the final definitive text. Like the 1872 edition, this was aimed at a wider public and printed in smaller type.

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        LA ESTAFETA DE PALACIO HISTORIA DEL REINADO DE ISABEL II CARTAS TRANSCENDENTALES DIRIGIDAS A AMADEO

      Imprenta de R. Labajos, Madrid 1872 - 771, 865 y 1086 con láminas litográficas. Completo en tres tomos Esta repasado página a página Encuadernación a toda piel.

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        North America - West Coast. Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Channels between the Continent and Vancouver Id. Showing the Boundary Line between British and American Possessions. From the Admiralty Surveys by Captains H. Kellett, R.N. 1847,

      London.: British Admiralty.. 1872.. Map, folding as issued, 28 3/4 x 44 on sheet 31 1/2 x 45 1/2 inches, outline handcolor to mark the boundary line. Very short separations at some of the fold intersections (with tiny amount of paper loss at one intersection), split at the end of one fold, light toning along fold lines, generally very good condition. An extremely detailed British map "prepared at the Admiralty 1st Nov 1872 under the Superintendence of Rear Admiral G.H. Richards, C.B. F.R.S. Hydrographer" with the boundary between the United States and Canada marked in color as it wends through the maze of the San Juan Islands and Vancouver Island. This map has the printed annotation "Chart referred to in the protocol of the undersigned of this date" with the signatures of Edward Thornton, James Prevost and Hamilton Fish and "Washington, March 10, 1873." It would appear that this is a contemporary copy of the map reflecting the abitral award of the San Juan Archipelago which was agreed in 1873. Detail includes soundings, physical features etc. An interesting and unusual map of this beautiful area. .

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        DOGMATA THEOLOGICA LUDOVICI THOMASSINI, PRESBYTERI CONGREGATIONIS ORATORII D. JESU, 6 TOMES (INCOMPLET)

      Apud Ludovicum Vivès, Parisiis 1872 - RO40169405: 6 tomes de 600-800 pages chacun (tome VII de 205 pages). Tome I manquant. Texte sur 2 colonnes. Papiers muets et étiquettes de code collés sur les dos. Dos des tomes IV et V fortement tachés. Quelques manques sur les plats. (Rare) Editio Nova in qua Textus ipse Auctoris Diligenter Fuit Recognitus, et Cuncta Loca, tam SS. Patrum, etc. Tome II: De Deo, Deique Proprietatibus. Tomes III-IV: De Incarnatione Verbi Dei. Tomes V-VI: Tractatus Reliqui. Tome VII: Index Rerum et Personarum. In-4 Broché. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Dos fané. Non coupé Classification Dewey : 470-Langues italiques. Latin [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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        Through the Looking-Glass,

      New York: Macmillan and Co.,, 1872. and what Alice found there. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt, boards triple ruled in gilt, with pictorial medallion centrepieces, all edges gilt, black coated endpapers. Frontispiece with tissue guard, and 50 illustrations by John Tenniel. Spine gently rolled, edges rubbed, minimal scattered foxing to contents. An excellent copy. First edition, US issue, with a cancel title leaf adding "New York" to the imprint, and bound with the first printing sheets from the London edition (not noted in Madan and Green). The first US edition was published later the same year in Boston by Lee and Shepherd, and New York by Lee, Shepherd and Dillingham.

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        Document Signed

      ("U. S. Grant") 1 page, Washington, D.C. September 28, 1872. 11 1/4" x 9" tipped on left to album leaf. A warrant for the pardon of Louis Zellner for an unspecified crime. Fine, fresh.Grant (1822-85), Ohio-born Civil War general; 18th U.S. President (1869-77) noted for the campaign victories at Vicksburg (July, 1863) and at Richmond (March 1865); conferred general of the armies (1865-67) and secretary of war after Stanton until the Senate restored Stanton; administration noted for corrupt officials and the Credit Mobilier scandal; spent final year sin poverty only to be restored by the success of his "Personal Memoirs."

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        Constitution, By Laws, Rules and Regulations of Troop "A", President's Mounted Guard of the District of Columbia. Original Constitution adopted 1853; revised 1871 & 1872.

      (Washington: not published) ca. 1872 - *This price HAS BEEN temporarily reduced by 10% until Sunday, April 12. Order now for BEST SAVINGS!* Manuscript book, 24 leaves written one side only along with two title pages (there are also unused leaves at the end), inserted is a written letter of application from William Smith dated 1871. Includes detailed uniform regulations, recruiting form, and certificate of membership, all in pen, and ends with the signatures of 24 members, the first being S. W. Owen. During the Civil War the President's Mounted Guard was also known as Owen's Militia Cavalry Company or Captain Samuel Owen's Independent Company of Cavalry and served for three months in defense of the Capitol during which time a member of their unit managed to become the first Union soldier to be captured by the Confederates. Samuel W. Owen was their Captain (later in the war he became a Lieutenant Colonel in the 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry) and here he seems to be attempting to rev. Photos available upon request.

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        Cock Robin

      New York:: R. Shugg & Co. /Rutherford Park Press,, 1872.. First printing. Original Wraps. Very Good in Wraps. A scarce survival. Very Good condition. Large Quarto (29.5 x 23.5 cm. 11.5 x 9.25 in.) Color illustrated and printed wraps. Cotton stitched. [8] p. [6] color plates. Publisher's advertisement; "Juvenile Classics from the Rutherford Park Press. Beautifully illustrated in oil colors" with complete series list and Copyright 1872 by R. Shugg & Co. printed on on rear wrap. Overall toning, edge tears- archivally repaired. The stitched binding is exposed with traces of gummed residue, indicating a later repair. Cock Robin is one of the two titles in the 'Merry Christmas Series' from the Juvenile Classics, and although R. Shugg & Co. published another version of the story with silhouette illustrations, this is the only issue of the colored Quarto edition. The six chromolithograph plates are richly printed in multiple colors from as many as twelve stones to create the lively and vibrant illustrations. Although based on the traditional Nursery Rhyme the arrangement of the text is unique and differs from that of the 1744 edition of Tom Thumb's Pretty Song Book- the first printed reference to the rhyme. In this rare Shugg edition every one of the helpful birds and beasts are present- just appearing in different order. This is a scarce survival. There are no copies listed or documented, and the OCLC shows only one library holding, which is at Yale University. In addition there is very little known about the firm of R. Shugg & Co. beyond an obsure directory listing: Shugg, Richard; listed in New York City directories as an engraver between at least 1858 and 1868; in 1869 listed with the term, "books" in 1870 the directory contains an entry for R. Shugg & Co. (LOC). There are no references in Opie, Pritchard, Osborne or Cotsen to this work. The Death of Cock Robin is a traditional English folk song/Nursery rhyme with suggested origins dating back centuries and a colorful list of royal, mythologic and political associations from Norse Gods, William II of England, Robert Walpole and Robin Hood.

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        Through the Looking-Glass and what Alice Found There

      8vo. London: MacMillan and Company, 1872. 8vo, [xii], [1]-224, [4] pp. Fifty illustrations by John Tenniel including frontispiece. With one page of publisher's advertisements. Original red cloth gilt, binder?s ticket, neatly restored as usual, inscribed by the author. In a red morocco box. First edition first issue of ?Through the Looking-Glass? with the misprint "wade" instead of "wabe" on page 21 and page 98 unnumbered. Inscribed: ?Edith Margaret Argles from the author, Christmas 1871.? Edith Margaret Argles (1853-1935) was a long-time child-friend who eventually became Vice-Principal of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. This copy is one of the 100 copies the author inscribed in December of 1971. A census is currently being made of all extant copies.

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        Coila's Whispers

      1872. The Fog is Dank in Rotten Row,The Sun a Disc of Dingy Red…"An Early Twentieth Century Geometric Binding by Rivi?re & SonRIVI?RE & SON, binders. FRASER, William, Sir. Coila's Whispers. London: F. Harvey, 1872. Second Edition. No. 6 of fifty copies printed. Small quarto (8 1/4 x 6 inches; 210 x 152 mm.). [ii blank], vi, 160, [i], [3 blank]. Etched half-title drawing by William M. Thackeray. Five full-page etchings on india paper by George Cruikshank. Bound ca. 1920 by Rivi?re & Son (stamp signed on verso of front endpaper) in full dark blue crushed levant morocco. Both covers richly decorated in gilt with triple borders, each surrounding one hundred and seventy nine floral tools in a geometric design. Spine with five raised bands, richly decorated and lettered in gilt with the same floral tools. Double-ruled gilt board edges, decorative turn-ins, all edges gilt.The five etchings by George Cruikshank on india paper, are five out of eight compartments of a large plate etched by G.C. for Sir William Fraser, in 1870, for Poems by the Knight of Morar."Only fifty numbered copies were issued of this edition, and consequently it is scarce." (Albert M. Cohn. George Cruikshank. A Catalogue Raisonné, p. 104.).

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        Cock Robin

      New York:: R. Shugg & Co. /Rutherford Park Press,, 1872.. First printing. Original Wraps. Very Good in Wraps. A scarce survival. Very Good condition. Large Quarto (29.5 x 23.5 cm. 11.5 x 9.25 in.) Color illustrated and printed wraps. Cotton stitched. [8] p. [6] color plates. Publisher's advertisement; "Juvenile Classics from the Rutherford Park Press. Beautifully illustrated in oil colors" with complete series list and Copyright 1872 by R. Shugg & Co. printed on on rear wrap. Overall toning, edge tears- archivally repaired. The stitched binding is exposed with traces of gummed residue, indicating a later repair. Cock Robin is one of the two titles in the 'Merry Christmas Series' from the Juvenile Classics, and although R. Shugg & Co. published another version of the story with silhouette illustrations, this is the only issue of the colored Quarto edition. The six chromolithograph plates are richly printed in multiple colors from as many as twelve stones to create the lively and vibrant illustrations. Although based on the traditional Nursery Rhyme the arrangement of the text is unique and differs from that of the 1744 edition of Tom Thumb's Pretty Song Book- the first printed reference to the rhyme. In this rare Shugg edition every one of the helpful birds and beasts are present- just appearing in different order. This is a scarce survival. There are no copies listed or documented, and the OCLC shows only one library holding, which is at Yale University. In addition there is very little known about the firm of R. Shugg & Co. beyond an obsure directory listing: Shugg, Richard; listed in New York City directories as an engraver between at least 1858 and 1868; in 1869 listed with the term, "books" in 1870 the directory contains an entry for R. Shugg & Co. (LOC). There are no references in Opie, Pritchard, Osborne or Cotsen to this work. The Death of Cock Robin is a traditional English folk song/Nursery rhyme with suggested origins dating back centuries and a colorful list of royal, mythologic and political associations from Norse Gods, William II of England, Robert Walpole and Robin Hood.

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        Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In

      New York: D. Appleton and Company,, 1872?-4. A delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-falls, shores, cañons, valleys, cities, and other picturesque features of our country. With Illustrations on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists. 2 volumes, quarto (312 × 239mm). Publisher's brown hard-grain full morocco, decorative blind-tooled spines, elaborate floriate borders on sides, all edges gilt, white moiré endpapers, Steel-engraved frontispieces and vignette titles, 45 steel-engraved plates, numerous wood-engraved illustrations in the text. A little rubbing to extremities otherwise a very good set in the publisher's de luxe binding. First edition of this monumental work of celebratory Americana, edited by the American Romantic poet William Cullen Bryant. The majority of the superb plates were engraved by Robert Hinshelwood, a Scottish engraver who emigrated to America in 1835 where he established a considerable reputation for his work on landscapes. His painstaking and highly detailed work was much appreciated not only by the publishing houses that employed him, such as Appleton's and Harper's, but also by the Continental Bank Note Company who for a time employed him producing plates for currency. In her recent study of Picturesque America, the historian of American graphic arts, Sue Rainey, notes that the book "enabled Americans, after the trauma of the Civil War, to construct a national self-image based on reconciliation between North and South and incorporation of the West" (Creating Picturesque America, 2001, p. xiii).

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        A Literal Translation into English of the Earliest Known Book on Fowling and Fishing written originally in Flemish and Printed at Antwerp in the Year 1492 [Dit Boecxken leert hoe men mach voghelen vanghen metten handen]

      N.p.: Privately Printed for Alfred Denison, 1872. Limited to 25 copies. Illustrated with woodcuts. 1 vols. 4to. Contemporary red morocco-backed marbled boards, gilt lettered spine, t.e.g. In felt-lined morocco-backed solander box by Aquarius.

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

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

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        Seltene Liebig-Bilder-Serie (unvollständig): Sanguinetti Nr. 011: Enfants diffusent Liebig.

      Liebig 1872 - ( Liebig-Bilder-Serie in Chromolithographie gedruckt, teils unter Verwendung von Gold und Silber. Bildgröße 10 x 7 cm: Katalognummer und Erscheinungsjahr nach dem Katalog von Sanguinetti: Hier eine seltene, unvollständige Serie, die nicht in Deutschland erschienen ist - mit französischem Text bzw. Werbetext " Extrait de Viande Liebig ": Einzelbildverkauf ist möglich - Preis hierfür je Bild 75.- EURO ): Hier die Serie Nr. 11: " Enfants diffusent Liebig " aus dem Jahrgang 1872-1873 ( erste Edition ), gedruckt bei Appel in Paris. ( Diese Serie ist nur in Frankreich erschienen / italienischer Titel hierzu: " Bambini propagandano l`Estratto " ). Von den 12 erschienenen Bildern sind hier 11 Bilder vorhanden: " a: L`extractum carnis Liebig est le salut du pecheuer. / b: Grace au Liebig plus de rejouissance dans le pot au feut. / c: De l eau chaude, deux cuillerees, d`extrait de viande Liebig et le diner sur l`herbe ne laisse plus rien a desirer. / d: La viande est si chere qu`il faudra renoncer au pot au feu. Achetez douc du Liebig, vous ferez des economies et vos potages seront mieille. / e: A la pension: Plus de bouillon de college, le Liebig donne a .la force et la sante. / f: Cinq amis a diner et pas de potage! Que faire mon Dieu? Madame oublie son Liebig. / g: Moi je ne sers que dans les maisons ou l`on emploie de Liebig pour n`est is a manger le boeuf q.idien ( Textzeile teils stark berieben, einige Buchstaben unleserlich, teils handschriftlich verbessert ) / h: A la sortie du theatre, Madame et Monsieur rentrent a la maison pour prendre conjugalement un bon potage Liebig. / ( Nummer i fehlt hier ) / k: Une tasse de bouillon Liebig repare dans l`entr`acte les forces epuisees de l`artiste / l: Et cette chere sante? - Merci, merci, grace a l`excellent extrait Liebig, les.reviennent peu a peu ( teils unleserlich ) / m: Fichtre! fameux bouillon! Mon general, j`ai fait ma provision de Liebig avant de partir pour les grandes manoeuvres. " Zusammen 11 Bilder mit teils deutlichen Gebrauchsspuren ( etwas fleckig und berieben, weißer Außenrand meist beschnitten, Ecken und Kanten teils bestoßen. - außerordentlich selten - ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        LONDON A PILGRIMAGE

      Grant & Co. 1872 - 1st 1872. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Large format. Black full leather binding; raised bands to spine; gilt title to spine. All edges gilt. Numerous tissue-guarded engraved plates; some letterpress illustrations. Professionally repaired splits to covers, near spine. Some heavy wear and marks to covers. Edge-chips and tears to a couple of pages of prelims. Name in ink to free front endpaper. Foxing throughout, but especially to prelim pages. Tears and some creasing to tissue-guards. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Untersuchungen ueber Bacterien.

      J.U. Kern, Breslau 1872 - Untersuchungen ueber Bacterien. In: Beiträge zur Biologie der Pflanzen, Part I, 1872, 2. Heft, pp. [127]-224, 1 tinted lithograph plate, and part II, 1875, 3. Heft, pp. [141]-207, 2 plates (one tinted and one colored lithograph). Breslau: J.U. Kern, 1870-75. Three parts in two volumes. 8vo (224x141 mm). Whole volumes: [6], 131, [1]; [4], 224; [8], 224 pp., 15 plates (some chromolithographed). Contemporary half morocco, neatly rebacked retaining original endpapers. Light toning due to paper stock, otherwise clean and unspotted. Provenance: R.G.L. Dieffenbach M.D. (bookplates to pastedowns and title-page of first part); Smith College Bacteriology Library (bookplates to front pastedowns), small discrete withdrawal stamps. Fine copy. ---- Norman 494; Garrison-Morton 2483. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, very rare. "Cohn's three papers, published in the journal that he founded and edited, are among the seminal works of bacteriology. The first paper (part I), originally published in 1872, effectively initiated the science: it contained Cohn's new system of bacteria classification, in which he distinguished four groups of bacteria based on their constancy of external form and linked this constancy to certain physiological phenomena. The second paper (part II) announced Cohn's discovery of thermoresistant spores produced by certain bacteria, which could survive even prolonged intense heat in a sealed container; this discovery explained what had long been a puzzling anomaly, and dealt a convincing blow to the doctrine of spontaneous generation." (Norman 494). A third part was published in 1876. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ENQUETE SUR LA QUESTION MONETAIRE. Komplett in 2 Bänden: 1. Band: Proces-verbaux des deliberations du Conseil superieur. Rapports. Depositions 2. Band: Depositions. Proces-verbaux des deliberations du Conseil superieur. Resume de l'enquete. Documents. Tables

      Imprimerie nationale, Paris 1872 - 2 Halblederbände der Zeit, gr.-4°, 1. Band: XIV, 768 Seiten und 2. Band: IV 584 Seiten; Exemplar gestempelt, Einbände etwas berieben und angestaubt Umfangreiche Dokumentation der in Paris den Jahren 1869 bis 1870 stattgefundenen Konferenz. / Text: Französisch fr 5000 Buch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of Latin Christianity : including that of the Popes to the pontificate of Nicolas V / by Henry Hart Milman [complete in 9 volumes]

      London : John Murray 1872 - Physical description: 9 v. 18cm. Subjects: Catholic Church -- Christianity -- History -- Religion -- Church history. Very good copies bound in contemporary full aniline calf. Gilt-blocked leather labels (part remaining) to spines, with raised bands and decorated spine compartments. Gilt filigree faded on all spines. Gilt-lined borders to front and rear panels. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat worn and rubbed as with age. Some surface marks and scuffs to boards. Corners bumped. Internally, pages are very clean and sound. All edges marbled; marbled endpapers. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Provenance: From the library of E. G. H. Moody, Oriel College, Oxford, with his bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 3 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Picturesque America

      New York: D. Appleton and Co, 1872. First edition, second state. With illustrations on 49 steel engravings and wood, by eminent American artists including Harry Fenn, Thomas Moran. 568; 576 pp. 2 vols. 4to. Original publisher's full brown pebbled morocco. Some rubbing to extremities, else fine.

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        As a Strong Bird on Pinions Free. And Other Poems. [At head of title:] Leaves of Grass

      Washington, D.C., 1872. First edition. Pp. [i]-[xiv], 1-14, [15]-[16], 1-8, Advertisement. 1 vols. 8vo. Dark green cloth, grey endsheets. Extremities a bit rubbed, occasional marginal stains. Very good. First edition. Pp. [i]-[xiv], 1-14, [15]-[16], 1-8, Advertisement. 1 vols. 8vo. Supplement to the 1872 Washington edition of Leaves of Grass. Uncommon.

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        Anecdote Lives Of Wits And Humourists, Volumes 1 And 2

      Richard Bentley, London 1872 - Bound in 19th Century 3/4 dark green morocco (a bit faded to brown on spine) ; gilt-decorated spine, marbled endpapers. Very minor foxing to first few pages of Vol. 2. Previous owner's bookplate, no other markings. Bindings tight and square. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vermont View in Manchester, Vt from the Hill Northeast of the Depot

      Boston: Frank Childs. Fair. 1872. First. Lithograph. Hand colored lithograph. Moisture stain to upper quarter and vertical browning mirroring joints in wood backing (see image). ; Folio .

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        The wonders of the Yosemite Valley, and of California

      1872. KNEELAND, Samuel. The Wonders of the Yosemite Valley, and of California.xii, [13] - 79, [1 (blank)] pp. Each page of text with a red-rule perimeter border. Illustrated with 10 albumen photographs taken by John P. Soule. 8vo., bound in publisher's green stamped cloth.Boston: Alexander Moore, 1872Second Enlarged Edition. Professor Kneeland's guide to Yosemite was first published in 1871 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. This second edition contains 2 maps and an additional 8 pages of text not in the first edition, including an unattributed quotation from John Muir (on page 74) regarding protecting the natural beauty of Yosemite from the abuses of private owners - the first appearance of John Muir in book form.Unacknowledged use is also made of Muir's eyewitness account of the March 1872 earthquake felt in Yosemite and described by Muir in a letter to MIT president Dr. J.D. Runkle. Kneeland had read extracts from the letter to a meeting of the Boston Society of Natural History and the description of the earthquake is retold on page 78 here.The second editon with two additional chapters, "The Yosemite in 1872." and "The Recent Earthquake in Yosemite." not found in the first edition published the year prior. An exceptional copy.

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        FORMULAIRE PATHOGENETIQUE USUEL, GUIA HOMEOPATIA, J. PROST-LACUZON 1872

      J. B. Bailliere et Fils. 1872 - Paris. 1872. 18X12. Piel, nervios y dorados. XII+582P+36P. Ref 16 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Cosima Wagner geb. Liszt").

      [Eckersdorf, Schloß] "Fantaisie", 21. VI. 1872. - 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An eine "Verehrteste Frau", die sie hatte treffen wollen. - Cosima und Richard Wagner wohnten von April bis August des Jahres in Schloß Fantaisie, das sich im Besitz von Herzog Alexander II. von Württemberg befand. "Aus zu grosser Rücksicht gegen den, allerdings sehr angegriffenen, Gesundheitszustandes, ihres Onkels, sagte uns Frau Ritter [.], dass Sie sich unten in Fantaisie, an dem Tag den Sie erwähnen, befänden, und als wir hierauf Sie aufzusuchen gingen, waren Sie zu unsrem grössten Bedauern schon fortgefahren. Ich bat Frau Ritter uns sehr zu entschuldigen, aber es will mir scheinen dass sie Sie nicht mehr angetroffen hat, und so ergreife ich denn freudig die Gelegenheit die Sie mir selbst freundlich bieten, um Ihnen Entschuldigungen und Bedauern herzlich auszudrücken, und zugleich auch die Versicherung dass mein Mann mit grossem Vergnügen Herrn Polko anhören wird, wenn dieser in ruhiger Zeit nach Bayreuth kommt [.]". - Am 22. Mai hatte die Grundsteinlegung des Bayreuther Festspielhauses stattgefunden; am 15. Juni hatte Wagner mit den letzten Arbeiten zur Orchesterskizze des III. Aktes der "Götterdämmerung" begonnen.

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        The American Grainers' Handbook

      1872. WOOD GRAIN DECORATION. MASURY, John W. The American Grainers' Handbook. A Popular and Practical Treatise On The Art of Imitating Colored and Fancy Woods With Examples and Illustrations Both In Oil And Distemper, by the Author of 'How Shall We Paint', 'Plain Talk With Practical Painters', 'Coach Painter's Companion', &c.". 109, [1] pp, plus 21 pp of advertisements for related products at the end. Illustrated with 14 chromolithographic plates demonstrating wood grains. 8vo., 215 x 150 mm, bound in original publisher's brick red cloth, covers stamped in gilt. New York: John W. Masury & Son, 1872. |~||~||~||~||~| First Edition. An indispensable Victorian guide to the art of graining, or the art of imitating the grain, knots and colours of fancy woods. The contents includes a chapter on the tools needed for graining followed by chapters on the technique of imitating specific woods including oak, walnut, chestnut, maple, mahogany and others. The chromolithographic samples illustrating the techniques are quite striking, several appearing as actual wood samples themselves. The advertisements at the end are for various paint manufactures including the publisher of The American Grainers' Handbook, John W. Masury & Sons. Lacks blank front free endpaper, front fly-leaf with previous owner's stamp "J.E. Weeks", spine sunned, a tight near fine copy with bright illustrations.

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        Seiyo Shinsho

      URYU, Masazaku. Seiyo Shinsho. Six Volumes. Illustrated with approximately 80 woodcut views and 6 pages of colour woodblock maps. 8vo., 225 x 150 mm, bound in Japanese-style sewn bindings with paper labels as issued, in a new cloth folding box. Tokyo: Yamatoya Kihe: Meiji 5 [1872]. |~||~||~||~| A marvelous nineteenth century Japanese history of the United States and Mexico, full of wonderful woodcuts of such diverse subjects as the White House, Franklin flying his kite and the American flag, as well as battle scenes from the American Revolution and the Civil War. An extraordinary publication coming only twenty years after Perry opened up Japan to the West. Some minor worming, but overall a fine set.

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        Eigaku hikkei. An English spelling-book, with reading lessons, for beginners. New edition.

      [1872] Yamasiroya, 5th year of Meiji, Tokio 1872 - 2 volumes, 12mo (180 x 122 mm.), 54 and 48 double-fold pages, title-pp. in both English and Japanese, the Japanese title on pink paper and used as front pastedown; orig. blue wrappers, printed paper labels on each volume (that on vol. I with partial loss); sewn in the Oriental manner; some worming to the first volume, mostly confined to the margins; front cover of vol. I stained; moderate wear; good or better. An instruction book for English spelling laid out in 10 courses: the alphabet, syllables and words of two [-three, -four, -five] letters, diphthongs, vowels, etc. A Critical Bibliography of Materials for English Studies in Japan. Collected by Osaka Women's University, 1962, no. 108. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Trésor De l'Abbaye De Saint-Maurice D'Agaune Décrit et dessiné Par Edouard Aubert. 2 Tomes Reliés En 1 Volume

      Vve A.Morel et Cie, Éditeurs, Paris 1872 - T1 - .Pages I à VII : Sommaire . - Pages 1 et 2 : avant-propos.- Pages 3 à 119 : Introduction historique . - Pages 121 à 191 : Inventaire du trésor. Pages 193 à 201: L'Abbaye en 1870. Pages 203 à 254 : Pièces justificatives. Pages 255 à 263 : Table alphabétique. T2.- Trésor De l'Abbaye De Saint-Maurice D'Agaune Décrit et dessiné Par Edouard Aubert :(33) PLANCHES (servant à illustrer le trésor dont 12 polychromes.) Les planches en couleurs portent 2 Nos. Exemple 7/8. La 45 ème planche ou la 33 è en réalité est une magnifique gravure de Saint-Maurice en noir et blanc.Le plus bel ouvrage sur Saint-Maurice.Le plus rare aussi et dans un état presque parfait.Quelques miniment rousseurs ici et là lui donnent à peine sont âge. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vermont. View in Manchester, Vt. from the Hill Northeast of the Depot

      Boston: Frank Childs. Fair. 1872. First. Lithograph. Hand colored lithograph. Moisture stain to upper quarter and vertical browning mirroring joints in wood backing (see image). ; Folio .

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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.

      Gyldendal, København 1872. XIII+605 sider. Indbundet i et meget pænt samtidigt halvbind af brunt kalveskind med rygtitelfelt i sort.. Første danske udgave af Darwins hovedværk. Bogen vakte umådelig opsigt på grund af lanceringen af menneskets udvikling gennem æoners evolution og ikke som foreskrevet i kirkens kreationistiske verdensbillede. Oversætteren skrev i samme periode på det, der skulle blive et af dansk litteraturs mest udsøgte skønlitterære forfatterskab. Moderne gennembrud på alle hylder

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        Dernières chansons. Poésies posthumes de - . Avec une préface par Gustave Flaubert.

      Paris, Michel Lévy. 1872 - In-8, 1 f.bl.-(4)-337-(1) pp.-1 f.bl., 1/2 veau glacé cerise à coins, dos lisse orné, tête dorée, plats et dos de couv. cons., rel. signée de Lavaux. Portrait-frontispice de l' auteur gravé à l' eau-forte par L. Flameng. Ed. originale, publiée à l' initiative de Flaubert, un des rares ex. sur Hollande. La préface de Flaubert, datée du 20 juin 1870, occupe les pp. 3 à 34. "Il y confie à l' impression, pour l' unique fois de sa vie, ses opinions littéraires et artistiques",(Album Pléiade, p.162). Sur le feuillet blanc précédant le faux-titre, mention manuscrite : "Donné par Gustave Flaubert à Charles Toché. Mars 1878. Château de Chenonceaux". Toché, peintre, aquarelliste et illustrateur, était, de surcroît, l' amant de Mme Pelouze, née Wilson, propriétaire du château, où il exécuta divers travaux d' embellissement. C' est là que Flaubert le rencontra, ils s' y lièrent d' amitié, Toché illustrera d' ailleurs une "Tentation de St Antoine". On ne sait si Flaubert participa aux étonnantes fêtes vénitiennes données au château par l' artiste. Très bel ex. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("RLucae").

      Berlin, 18. Mai 1872.. 3¾ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo.. An den Architekten Gottfried Semper (1803-1879) über sein Hauptwerk, das Opernhaus in Frankfurt a. M.: "Gestern schrieb mir Herr Oberbürgermeister Mumm aus Frankfurt [d. i. Daniel Heinrich Mumm von Schwarzenstein, 1818-1890], er hätte Ihnen ein photographisches Exemplar meines Theaterplanes mit der Bitte überschickt, noch einmal über das veränderte Project, das nunmehr zur Genehmigung der nöthigen Geldmittel endlich in die Stadtverordneten-Versammlung gelangen soll, Ihr Urtheil abzugeben. Leider schreibt mir aber Herr Mumm nicht, ob er Ihnen auch meinen Erläuterungsbericht mitgeschickt hat [...] Ich habe mich übrigens bei dieser Theaterbauangelegenheit überzeugen können, daß der Neid eine der verbreite[t]sten Eigenschaften auf der Welt ist u. daß einem Künstler nicht[s] Schlimmeres begegnen kann, als wenn Laien - weil sie Geld haben - ihr unweises oder im besten Falle halbweises Urtheil mit in die Wagschale werfen dürfen [...]". - Der Bruder des Otologen August Lucae studierte Architektur an der Berliner Bauakademie und wurde 1869 daselbst Professor, 1872 auch Direktor, als welcher er 1874/1875 die Umbaupläne für das Gebäude der Bauakademie sowie 1876/1877 die Neubaupläne der Technischen Hochschule Berlin in Charlottenburg erstellte. "Die Alte Oper in Frankfurt am Main, deren Wettbewerb zur Errichtung Lucae nach langem Anlauf gewann (Jurymitglied Gottfried Semper), lehnt sich im Stil an die italienische Hochrenaissance an" (Wikipedia, Abfrage v. 27. XI. 2008).

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Cosima Wagner geb. Liszt").

      [Eckersdorf, Schloß] "Fantaisie", 21. VI. 1872.. 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.. An eine "Verehrteste Frau", die sie hatte treffen wollen. - Cosima und Richard Wagner wohnten von April bis August des Jahres in Schloß Fantaisie, das sich im Besitz von Herzog Alexander II. von Württemberg befand. "Aus zu grosser Rücksicht gegen den, allerdings sehr angegriffenen, Gesundheitszustandes, ihres Onkels, sagte uns Frau Ritter [...], dass Sie sich unten in Fantaisie, an dem Tag den Sie erwähnen, befänden, und als wir hierauf Sie aufzusuchen gingen, waren Sie zu unsrem grössten Bedauern schon fortgefahren. Ich bat Frau Ritter uns sehr zu entschuldigen, aber es will mir scheinen dass sie Sie nicht mehr angetroffen hat, und so ergreife ich denn freudig die Gelegenheit die Sie mir selbst freundlich bieten, um Ihnen Entschuldigungen und Bedauern herzlich auszudrücken, und zugleich auch die Versicherung dass mein Mann mit grossem Vergnügen Herrn Polko anhören wird, wenn dieser in ruhiger Zeit nach Bayreuth kommt [...]". - Am 22. Mai hatte die Grundsteinlegung des Bayreuther Festspielhauses stattgefunden; am 15. Juni hatte Wagner mit den letzten Arbeiten zur Orchesterskizze des III. Aktes der "Götterdämmerung" begonnen.

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

      Macmillan and Co., London 1872 - Green Decorated Cloth with gilt decorations of wine vines on front cover and gilt lettering on spine strip. Gilt top edge. Tissue protected frontispiece. Good condition, solid copy, spine strip is darkened and worn, top edge frayed, end pages spotted, corners bumped, owners name hand written second front fly page. Illustrated through out (85 illustrations) the 760 pages of text. Complete index. A good candidate for re-binding (priced accordingly). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Exposé des applications de l'électricité

      Third edition in the original game. Half cloth bindings fir, back smooth, flat marbled paper, some conis lightly bumped, small traces of rubbing on some slices. Book illustrated with numerous figures in the text and decorated in 22-fine folding plates. The book is divided as follows: Volume 1: Electrical Technology illustrated 99 figures and adorned with a fine in-folding plate. Volume 2: Electrical Technology illustrated with 192 figures and adorned with 2 folding plates in-fine. Volume 3: Electric Telegraphy illustrated with 192 figures and adorned with 7 folding plates in-fine. Volume 4: Applications mechanical electricity illustrated with 123 figures and adorned with folding plates in 9-fine. Volume 5: Industrial applications of electricity illustrated with 169 figures and adorned with 3 folding plates in-fine. A wetness affecting head the latest pages of the first volume, some foxing, otherwise nice interior volumes for each state. Rare together. Lib. scientifique, industrielle et agricole Eugène Lacroix Paris 1872-1878 16x24,5cm 5 volumes reliés

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        L'Arlésienne

      Edition published the same year as the original. Precious autograph signed by the author Hector Giacomelli. Tiny bites minor head and back a few pages, otherwise nice copy. Lemerre Paris 1872 12x19cm broché

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        Petit traité de poésie française

      First Edition. Binding to bradel half blue calico, smooth back with a gold finial, double tail thread, part of title grief, contemporary binding. Sending the author Paul Dally on this rare and sought-text which is the bible of Parnassians. Bibliothèque de l'écho de la Sorbonne Paris s.d.(1872) 12x18,5cm relié

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        Ruy Blas. Drame en 5 actes, en vers

      New edition, original part because of the increased preface entitled "To France 1872" published on the occasion of the revival of the play at the Odeon on 19 February 1872 Binding half brown grief back with five nerves, covers preserved. Exceptional sending the author to his mistress Juliette Drouet, "first copy the feet of my lady." From its inception to its late opening, the Ruy Blas history is interwoven with that of Juliette Drouet. Recluse home throughout the writing of the play, Juliet was the first reader, August 12, 1838 (Hugo finished writing 11). She immediately falls in love with this romantic drama that Hugo promises the title role alongside Frederick Lemaitre: "What a miracle that your room, my poor beloved, and you're good to me to have done admiring the first ! I had never heard anything so beautiful. I do not even except your other masterpieces. It is a rich, magnificence, dazzled (...) Oh my sunshine, you blinded me for a long time. " Soon, Juliet knows the play by heart, some fiercely referring to the relationship of the poet and actress, "Madam, under your feet, in the dark, a man is there who loves you, lost in the night that the veil; Suffering, earthworm in love with a star; Who will give for his soul, if necessary; And that is dying down when you shine above "(Act II, Scene 2). August 15, Hugo confirms him the role of the queen. Juliet could not hope for a better proof of love: "I see the glory, happiness, love and adoration, all in gigantic dimensions and impossible ..." Unfortunately, far from the glory predict expected This new mark the beginning of the open Adele, who was previously little involvement in her husband's adulterous relationship war. At the end of the summer, Adele writing to the theater, "I see the success of the compromise part (...) because the role of the Queen was given to a person who was a member of the fuss made to Mary Tudor . (...) The opinion (...) is unfavorable (...) the talent of Miss Juliet. (...) This lady is said to have relations with my husband. - While personally convinced that this noise is completely devoid of merit, (...) the result is the same. (...) I have some hope that you (...) give the role to someone else. ". This will be the mistress of Frederick Lemaitre will inherit. Juliette does not hide his dismay: "I carry the grief of a beautiful and admirable role that is dead to me forever. (...) I have more than you can imagine grief. "And even if Ruy Blas does not meet the expected success, his passion for the play remains intact:" I shed my blood for you, for your part. " On 5 December 1867, when the Odeon planning a revival of the play, Napoleon III made the ban because "it is not necessary that the scandal of Hernani is renewed." Juliette is still affected by this injustice that Hugo, as evidenced by his voluminous correspondence. His letters on the subject are collected in the book by Paul Souchon (Around Ruy Blas. Unpublished Letters of Juliette Drouet To Victor Hugo, Albin Michel, 1939). For years, she campaigned for his rehabilitation and, when Ruy Blas 1872 has finally met at the Odeon, and says she attends every step of this resurrection. So at the end of the first reading of Hugo comedians, January 2, 1872: "Victory, my beloved great! Deep and enthusiastic audience with all your emotions. (...) Ruy Blas from beginning to end is the masterpiece of masterpieces. I'm out of there dazzled, delighted, loving you, admire you and adore you as the first day I heard you. It was about me, just now at home, who was the most moved and transported to the author and the play. I am ashamed to tell you so bad, but I yield to the needs of my heart full of your genius and love. Here you are, my loved, I hasten to kiss your wings and feet. "With Sarah Bernhardt in the role of the queen, the play is a triumph that will grow over the performances. The day after the first, Juliette says that expected for more than thirty years consecration: "You see, my beloved, as I told you the truth about the amazing and wonderful enthusiasm of the spectators yesterday. Never you don '[en] have been able to have and do bigger. It was a general frenzy that was increasing with each verse. Your sublime poetry subdued all souls and the fragrance of worship out of all hearts we felt. The thunderous applause was so loud and so continuous that gushed electric sparks from all hands. (...) As for me, I feel in this blessed month renewal of love and I think all my sweet memories bloom again and perfume my soul with happiness. And I would submit to your feet divine bouquet. "It was Victor Hugo who finally deposits" at the feet of [his] lady "this masterpiece of romanticism as a token of their mythical love. Michel Lévy frères Paris 1872 12x19cm relié

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