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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros - Versandantiquariat]
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        La Creacion: Historia Natural (8 volume set)

      Montaner y Simon, Editores, 1872. Complete 8 volume set written by the Society of Naturalists published between 1872 and 1976. Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering by Schultz Book and May Binding Co. of New York, illustrated with b/w drawings and lovely full-color lithos. Text is in Spanish. Volumes are: I. Mamiferos, 549 pages; II. Mamiferos, 350 pages; III. Aves, 447 pages; IV. Aves, 499; V. Reptiles y Peces; 473 pages; VI. Articulados, 656 pages: VII. Botanica - this volume written by D. Juan Montserrat y Rochs, 703 pages; VIII. Mineralogia, Geologia y Paleontologia , 484 pages. Bindings have moderate scuffing on panels, spines faded, binder's label on front paste down of each volume, paper is lightly age toned and has marginal toning and sprinkled with rusty-colored spots with heavier spotting on the tissue covers of the color lithographs. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all U.S. shipments. Additional postage will be necessary for Priority or International addresses.. No Edition Stated. Hardcover. Good +/No Dust Jacket.

      [Bookseller: The Bookbums at Ish Kabibble Books]
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        Album du musee du Boulaq comprenant quarante planches photographiees par MM. Delie et Bechard, avec un texte explicatif redige par Auguste Mariette-Bey.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Tinglingling. - Ausgaben Nr. 1 - 13 (wohl alles erschienene)

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Book of Common Prayer translated into Mandarin

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

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        Reprint of Papers on Electrostatics and Magnetism

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

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

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

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

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

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        Reprint of Papers on Electrostatics and Magnetism

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Le prince des voleurs EDITION ORIGINALE

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Zur Entwicklungsgeschichte der rothen Blutkörperchen (pp.523-525, Taf. VII, Fig.1-20).

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

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

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        Pretty Little Games for Young Ladies & Gentleman

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

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        Fractures par armes à feu Expectation résection sous-périostée évidement EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Germer Baillière, 1872. Fine. Germer Baillière, Paris 1872, relié. - first edition. Bound in red half shagreen, spine raised on four bands set with double gilded nets decorated with double cold boxes ornamented with golden jewel in their centers, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats paper to the tank, then binding . Signed autograph Antony Chipault, the name of the dedicatee having been trimmed by the bookbinder who defaced "... a member of the General Council of Loiret and member of the Administrative Commission of the Hospice of Orleans .. . " Book illustrated with 37 color plates inset. Some small minor foxing. Rare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin rouge, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de doubles filets dorés orné de doubles caissons à froid ornementés d'un fleuron doré en leurs centres, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliure de l'époque. Envoi autographe signé d'Antony Chipault, le nom du dédicataire ayant été rogné par le relieur qui l'a rendu illisible : "... membre du Conseil général du Loiret et membre de la Commission administrative de l'hospice d'Orléans..." Ouvrage illustré de 37 planches en couleurs hors-texte. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. Rare.

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        Through the Looking-Glass and what Alice found there

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

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        Bronzeplastik " Arbeitender Mann ".

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

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

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

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

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

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        Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

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

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        State Atlas of New Jersey Based on State Geological Survey

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

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        Livre d'Heures ou Offices de l'Eglise illustrés d'après les manuscrits de la Bibliothèque du Roi. ( Book of Hours ).

      Paris: Chez Gruel/Engelmann 1872 - Full cushed morocco, 7 inches tall. A superb and sumptuous binding signed at the foot of the spine by GRUEL with the spine and boards framed within a series of gilt rolls. Wide gilt dentelles. Watered silk endpapers on the first free endpaper is a neat gilt embossed inscription. Title page, 12 pages of the months and a further 98 pages of the Book of Hours decorated in gilt and colour in the medieval style. Housed in a silk lined cloth chemise and slip case. A delightful volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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        L'Arlésienne ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Lemerre, 1872. Fine. Lemerre, Paris 1872, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition published the same year as the original. Precious autograph signed by the author Hector Giacomelli. Tiny bites minor head and back a few pages, otherwise nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition parue la même année que l'originale. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Alphonse Daudet à Hector Giacomelli. Infimes piqûres sans gravité en tête du dos et sur quelques feuillets, sinon agréable exemplaire.

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

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

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        Ruy Blas Drame en 5 actes en vers ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Michel Lévy frères, 1872. Fine. Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1872, 12x19cm, relié. - New edition, original part because of the increased preface entitled "France in 1872" published on the occasion of the resumption of the room, at the Odeon, February 19, 1872. Bound in brown half-sorrow, back with five nerves, preserved covers. Exceptional autograph of the author to his mistress Juliette Drouet: « Premier exemplaire aux pieds de ma dame » From its creation to its late consecration, Ruy Blas history is interwoven with that of Juliette Drouet. Recluse home throughout the writing of the play, Juliet was the first reader, August 12, 1838 (Hugo writing ended in the 11th). She immediately fell in love with this romantic drama that Hugo promises the title role alongside Frédérick Lemaître: "What a miracle that your play, my poor beloved, and you're good to letting me see the first! I never heard anything so beautiful. I do not except even your other masterpieces. This is a richness, a magnificence, glare [...] Oh my beautiful sun blinded me you for long. " Quickly, Juliet knows the piece by heart, some fiercely referring to the relationship of the poet and the actress: "Madam, under your feet, in the shadows, a man is Who loves you, lost in the night that the veil; Suffering, earthworm in love with a star; Who to give you his soul, if necessary; And that is dying down when you shine above "(Act II, Scene 2) August 15, Hugo confirms him the role of Doña Sol. Juliette could not hope for a more beautiful proof of love: "I see the glory, happiness, love and adoration, all in gigantic dimensions and impossible ..." Unfortunately, far from the expected predict glory, this new mark the beginning of the open war of Adele, who until then had little involvement in her husband's adulterous relationship. at the end of the summer, Adele wrote to the director of the theater: "I see the success of the piece compromise [...] because the role of the Queen was given to a person who has been an element of fuss made to Mary Tudor. [...] The opinion [...] is against [...] to Miss Juliette talent. [...] This lady is said to have relations with my husband. - While personally convinced that this noise is totally devoid of merit, [...] the result is the same. [...] I have some hope that you [...] give the role to someone else. ". This will be the lover of Frédérick Lemaître will inherit. Juliette does not hide his dismay: "I carry with me mourn a beautiful and admirable role died for me forever. [...] I have more grief than you can imagine. "And while Ruy Blas does not meet the expected success, his passion for the piece remains intact:" I shed my blood for you, for your part. " December 5, 1867, when the Odeon projects a recovery room, Napoleon III made the ban because "it is not necessary that the scandal of Hernani is renewed." Juliette is more affected by Hugo although this injustice, as evidenced by his voluminous correspondence. His letters on the subject are met in the work of Paul Souchon (Around Ruy Blas. Unpublished Letters of Juliette Drouet to Victor Hugo, Albin Michel, 1939). For years, she campaigned for his rehabilitation and, when in 1872 Ruy Blas finally met at the Odeon, she attended and commented on each stage of the resurrection. Thus at the end of the first reading of the actors Hugo, January 2, 1872: "Victory, big beloved! Deep and enthusiastic emotion with all your audience. [...] Ruy Blas from the first word to the last is the masterpiece of masterpieces. I'm out of there dazzled, delighted, loving you, admire you, and worshiping you as the first day I heard you. It was around me, just now at home, who was the most moved and transported to the author of the piece. I am ashamed to tell you so bad, but I yield to the need of my heart full of your genius and love. Here you are, my beloved, I hasten to kiss your wings and feet. » Sarah Bernhardt in the role of the queen, the piece is a triumph that will increase over the representations. The day after the first, Juliette says this consecration expected for over thirty years: "You see, my beloved, as I told you the truth about the extraordinary and tremendous enthusiasm of the spectators yesterday. Never you don '[in] have been and will be able to have more. It was a general delirium that went to each crescendo. Your sublime poetry subjugated all souls and we felt the scent outgoing worship of all hearts. The thunders of applause were so continuous and so strong that gushed electric sparks from all hands. [...] As for me, I feel in this blessed month renewal of love and it seems that all my sweet memories bloom again and perfume my soul with happiness. And I would drop at your feet a divine bouquet. » This is Victor Hugo finally deposits "at the feet of [his] lady" this masterpiece of romanticism in testimony of their mythical love. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, en partie originale car augmentée de la préface intitulée « à la France de 1872 » éditée à l'occasion de la reprise de la pièce, à l'Odéon, le 19 février 1872. Reliure en demi-chagrin brun, dos à cinq nerfs, couvertures conservées. Exceptionnel envoi autographe de Victor Hugo à sa maîtresse Juliette Drouet : « Premier exemplaire aux pieds de ma dame » Depuis sa création jusqu'à sa consécration tardive, l'histoire de Ruy Blas est intimement mêlée à celle de Juliette Drouet. Recluse chez elle durant toute l'écriture de la pièce, Juliette en fut la première lectrice, le 12 août 1838 (Hugo en acheva l'écriture le 11). Immédiatement, elle tombe amoureuse de ce drame romantique dont Hugo lui promet le rôle-titre au côté de Frédérick Lemaître :   « Quel miracle que ta pièce, mon pauvre bien-aimé, et que tu es bon de me l'avoir fait admirer la première ! Jamais je n'avais rien entendu de si magnifique. Je n'en excepte même pas tes autres chefs-d'œuvre. C'est une richesse, une magnificence, un éblouissement [...] Oh mon beau soleil, vous m'avez aveuglée pour longtemps ».   Rapidement, Juliette connaît la pièce par cœur, certains vers évoquant farouchement la relation du poète et de la comédienne :   « Madame, sous vos pieds, dans l'ombre, un homme est là Qui vous aime, perdu dans la nuit qui le voile ; Qui souffre, ver de terre amoureux d'une étoile ; Qui pour vous donnera son âme, s'il le faut ; Et qui se meurt en bas quand vous brillez en haut » (Acte II, scène 2)   Le 15 août, Hugo lui confirme le rôle de Doña Sol. Juliette ne pouvait espérer une plus belle preuve d'amour : « Je vois de la gloire, du bonheur, de l'amour et de l'adoration, tout cela dans des dimensions gigantesques et impossibles... » Malheureusement, loin de présager la gloire espérée, cette nouvelle marquera le début de la guerre ouverte d'Adèle, qui jusque-là était peu intervenue dans la relation adultérine de son mari. à la fin de l'été, Adèle écrit au directeur du théâtre : « Je vois le succès de la pièce compromis [...] car le rôle de la Reine a été donné à une personne qui a été un élément du tapage fait à Marie Tudor. [...] L'opinion [...] est défavorable [...] au talent de Mlle Juliette. [...] Cette dame passe pour avoir des relations avec mon mari. - Tout en étant personnellement convaincue que ce bruit est dénué entièrement de fondement, [...] le résultat est le même. [...] j'ai quelque espoir que vous [...] donnerez le rôle à une autre personne. ». Ce sera l'amante de Frédérick Lemaître qui en héritera.   Juliette ne cache pas son désarroi : « Je porte en moi le deuil d'un beau et admirable rôle qui est mort pour moi à tout jamais. [...] J'ai un chagrin plus grand que tu ne peux l'imaginer. » Et, même si Ruy Blas ne rencontre pas le succès escompté, sa passion pour la pièce reste intacte : « j'ai versé tout mon sang pour vous, pour votre pièce ».   Le 5 décembre 1867, alors que l'Odéon projette une reprise de la pièce, Napoléon III la fait interdire car « il ne faut pas que le scandale d'Hernani se renouvelle ». Juliette est plus affectée encore que Hugo par cette injustice, comme en témoigne son abondante correspondance. Ses lettres sur le sujet sont réunies dans l'ouvrage de Paul Souchon (Autour de Ruy Blas. Lettres inédites de Juliette Drouet à Victor Hugo, Albin Michel, 1939).   Pendant des années, elle milite pour sa réhabilitation et, lorsqu'en 1872 Ruy Blas est enfin accueilli à l'Odéon, elle assiste et commente chaque étape de cette résurrection.   Ainsi au sortir de la première lecture de Hugo aux comédiens, le 2 janvier 1872 : « Victoire, mon grand bien-aimé ! Émotion profonde et enthousiaste de tout ton auditoire. [...] Ruy Blas depuis le premier mot jusqu'au dernier est le chef-d'œuvre des chefs-d'œuvre. Je suis sortie de là éblouie, ravie, t'aimant, t'admirant et t'adorant comme le premier jour où je t'ai entendu. C'était autour de moi, tout à l'heure chez toi, à qui était le plus transporté et le plus ému de l'auteur et de la pièce. Je suis honteuse de te le dire si mal, mais je cède au besoin de mon cœur tout plein de ton génie et de mon amour. Te voilà, mon adoré, je me hâte de baiser tes ailes et tes pieds. »   Avec Sarah Bernhardt dans le rôle de la reine, la pièce est un triomphe qui ira croissant au fil des représentations.   Le lendemain de la première, Juliette commente cette consécration attendue depuis plus de trente ans : « Tu vois, mon bien-aimé, que je t'avais dit la vérité sur le prodigieux et formidable enthousiasme de tous les spectateurs hier. Jamais tu n'[en] as eu et n'en pourras avoir de plus grand. C'était un délire général qui allait crescendo à chaque vers. Ta sublime poésie subjuguait toutes les âmes et on sentait des effluves d'adoration sortant de tous les cœurs. Les tonnerres d'applaudissements étaient si continus et si forts qu'il jaillissait des étincelles électriques de toutes les mains. [...] Quant à moi, je sens dans ce mois béni un renouveau d'amour et il me semble que tous mes doux souvenirs refleurissent et parfument mon âme de bonheur. Et je voudrais déposer à tes pieds un bouquet divin. »   C'est Victor Hugo qui finalement dépose « aux pieds de [s]a dame » ce chef-d'œuvre du romantisme en témoignage de leur amour mythique. 

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        Through the Looking-Glass

      Macmillan and Co, London 1872 - First Edition, First Printing. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with the misprint on page 21. The book is bound in the publisher's original cloth with some wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean with a nice bookplates to inside endpaper. There is NO writing or marks in the book. A lovely copy in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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        Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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

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

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

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        Le Avventure D'Alice Nel Paese Delle Meraviglie.

      Londra: Macmillan & Co. 1872 - FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE IN ITALIAN. 1vol., illustrated by Tenniel. Bound in the remainder binding of smooth red cloth, covers ruled in blind, top edge gilt, spine slightly sunned, inner and outter hinges fine, a VERY GOOD sharp copy. WMG85 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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