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        Ueber Vulkane. Der Charakter ihrer Phänomene, ihre Rolle in dem Bau und in der Zusammensetzung der Erdoberfläche und ihre Beziehung zu den Kräften des Inneren. Nebst einem beschreibenden Verzeichnisse aller bekannten Vulkane und vulkanischen Bildungen. Übersetzt v. G[ustav] A[dolph] von KLÖDEN. 2. Auflage, verbessert und vermehrt. [u. in Beibind.:] DERS. Die Bildung der vulkanischen Kegel und Krater. Aus dem 'Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society' vom Januar 1859. Unter Überwachung des Verfassers übersetzt v. C. L. GRIESBACH.

      Berlin, Robert Oppenheim 1872 u. 1873 (Beibind.).. 8°. XXX, 473(1) S. u. XII, 62 S. (Beibind.). Mit 1 Farblith. als Front. sowie zus. 94 Textfig. in Holzschnitt. Leinenband d. Zt. mit Rückengoldprägungen sowie blindgepr. Rahmen auf den Buchdeckeln. Ecken z.Tl. bestoßen; Front. stellenw. aus Bindung gelöst.. Erste deutsche Übersetzung der zweiten vermehrten Auflage von Scropes Werk über den Vulkanismus, in dem er den ersten Versuch einer Klassifikation unternahm. - Der englische Geologe George Julius Scrope (1797-1876) studierte intensiv die vulkanischen Erscheinungen des Vesuv und des Aetna, wo er im folgenden sogar Augenzeuge der großen Eruption des Vesuvs im Okt. 1822 wurde. "Scropes Verdienste für die Geologie und Gesteinskunde beruhen nicht nur in der siegreichen Vertretung vulkanistischer Anschauungen gegen den Neptunismus G. A. Werners, sondern vor allem in der vorzüglichen Erklärung der Entstehung und Zusammensetzung der Vulkane, in der Widerlegung L. v. Buchs Theorie von den Erhebungskratern und in der Annahme von unterirdischem Gesteinsmagma, das durch die Expansivkraft von Dämpfen an die Oberfläche gelangt.". (Korschelt/Linck/Oltmanns, Hwtb. d. Naturwissenschaften. Bd.8, 1154).

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        Under the Greenwood Tree a Rural Painting of the Dutch School (Very Early Printing 1876)

      New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1872. LEISURE HOUR SERIES. ORIGINAL BINDING. This is the "linen-duster" cover in which Messrs. Henry Holt & Co. bound their Leisure Hour series. The cloth is light drab linen, cool and inviting as a hammock, and is stamped in black, the title enclosed in a single border line, with a cobweb and a leisurely spider in the lower right-hand corner. This book was published in 1872, and since then the art of designing ornamental covers has flourished like a bay-tree; yet it is doubtful if any more popular cover has been made. It seems exactly suited to its use. shell, acorn and spider in each corner. . T. Hardy is on the front board. Copyright date is 1872, this is a very early printing for two reasons. There are two dates in the advertising pages in the front and back of the book both dated 1876, ALSO the list of Hardy's books gives the latest book "The Hand of Ethelberta" as the latest book he wrote up until then, which was published in 1876. Darkening to spine cover, some soiling to boards, rubbing to extremities. Printing very VIVID. BRIGHT. Interior Pages FINE with NO foxing, NO writing, NO tears. Red printing to ads on endpapers. Happy to send detailed photographs on request. 269 pages.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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        La chambre bleue, nouvelle dédiée à madame de la Rhune.

      Lib. de la Place de la Monnaie 1872 - - Lib. de la Place de la Monnaie, Bruxelles 1872, 14,5x23,5cm, relié. - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENS INCLUDING THE LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS (COMPLETE 32 VOLUME SET) (BLACKWELL-BENNETT MOROCCAN BINDINGS)

      Very Good; ***SALE. The price of this item has been temporarily reduced by . 40%. Sale price ends soon!***. 1872-1876. Hardcover. Complete 32 volume set. Bound by Blackwell-Bennett, Yonkers, NY. Three quarter red moroccan leather bound covers with 5 raised bands, gilt stamped decorative spines over red linen boards have heavy wear to corners, a few chipped heads, and wear to extremities. One broken hinge. Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. Gilt top edges. Marbled end sheets and paste downs. Foxing to the front matter and some plates, but text is nearly free of foxing. Frontispieces and full page illustrations protected by tissue. Pages clean and appear to have never been cracked open. .

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        Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. With Fifty Illustrations by John Tenniel.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1872. Hardcover. Unpaginated preliminaries (Dramatis Personae; chessboard, introductory poem, contents leaf), tissue-guarded frontis, 224p., "Works by" leaf. No mention of press-run. "Wade" for wabe on p.21. 7.5x5 inch red cloth boards gilt, triple-ruled with Red Queen vignette front cover, White Queen back, small stylized device beneath spine title. All edges gilded. A sophisticated and slightly restored copy, with rims of head and tail plainly strengthened and shapely; casing edges lightly worn with minute fraying at each lower corner, touched up with added color but not overdone; mild general grime to cloth, gilt is dimmed but legible everywhere . Original matte-black endsheets are intact and appear unrestored. Pastedown bears the engraved bookplate of horticulturist Thomas Aloyisius Perry, bookplate is toned but legible. Half-title has an ownership legend in old sepia nib, one word reading "Perry." Textblock signatures are slightly out of square but are held well without significant starting. Paperstock has a little faint scattered foxing, and shows occasional mild handling soil. Tissue guard touched with mild foxing and a small corner crease. A good copy; and allowing the sophistications, a very good copy.

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        Gallus Ferrugineus [Red Jundgle-Fowl]

      New York: Published for the Author, Daniel Giraud Elliot, 1872. A beautiful image from the most splendid of Elliot's great monographs, "A Monograph of the Phasianidae or Family of the Pheasants." The magnificent size and beautiful colouring of the plates after Joseph Wolf's charcoal drawings reflect the importance which Elliot attached to the Phasianidae. Of all the families in the ornithological system, he regarded it as the one most vital to the human race, "containing within it the species that afford food for thousands of mankind, and also those which are the original source of all the domestic poultry met with throughout the civilized world." Cf. Anker 130; Fine Birds Books (1990), p. 95; Nissen IVB 295; Wood p. 331; Zimmer p. 206. Hand-coloured lithograph, finished with gum arabic, after Joseph Wolf by J. Smit, printed by P.W.M. Trap. Very good condition.

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        Pride and Prejudice. A Novel. London: George Routledge 1849. [bound with]HOEY, Mrs. F.C. Buried in the Deep; and other Tales. London: Chapman and Hall 1872.

      - Two volumes bound in one, "Pride and Prejudice" bound in second, 12mo, (ii), 430, (iii)-290 pp, the Austen bound without its half title. Later small owner’s label to paste down, upper hinge cracked but sound. Contemporary blue cloth, marked, spine dull. A very scarce issue of "Pride and Prejudice" published in Routledge’s Railway Library, not noted in Keynes (who lists an 1852 edition) or Wolff and with only one copy on Copac (Cambridge). Sadleir mentions it in his list of the Railway Library (II p167/8) but doesn’t catalogue it elsewhere. "Buried in the Deep" not in Sadleir, Wolff or CBEL with only one copy again noted on Copac.

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        1872 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT EPIC POEM OF THE VOYAGE OF THE FAMED HMS HIMALAYA, THE LARGEST STEAMER OF HER TIME, DETAILING THE VOYAGE AND THE RELEASE OF MANY SLAVES TO AFRICA

      England 1872 - On offer is a superb manuscript epic poem, unsigned but attributed to W.E. Grimling, titled "The Voyage of H.M.S. Himalaya from July 3rd to November 17th 1872." 4 pages, 8vo. Day by day account of the voyage in rhyme. "For St. Helena next did steer: Tenth arriv'd as here 'tis stated, Embarked Africans liberated From slavery's bonds, they were set free, The 'leventh with them we put to sea. Two seventy-five blacks were the most. For Lagos bound, on Afric's coast; Nineteenth arrived with joy 'twas mark'd, One seventy of them disembarked; That evening left [now understand] For Cape Coast, with its Castle grand. The twenty-first we there lay too, And naked natives saw, 'tis true: When after a few hours stay, For Sierra Leone we made our way." Account ends in October. BACKGROUND: Class Iron Screw Troopship, Built by Mare of Blackwell, 1853, Speed 14 Knots under Steam, 16.5 Knots with sails assisting, Became a coal hulk in 1895. Bought by E W Payne in 1920. Sunk by Germans in an air raid on Portland harbour in 1940. When she was built the Himalaya was the largest steamer in the world. She was originally ordered and owned by P and O Ferries but was first chartered and then bought outright by the Navy. She gained battle honors in New Zealand 1863-66 and in Ashantee 1873 - 74. Identified in pencil as having been written by W.E. Grimling. VG. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall

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        Zur Lehre vom Lichtsinne: 5 of 6 offprints from library of Ernst Mach plus 6 others

      1872-1903. <p>Inscribed to Ernst Mach</p><p>Hering, Ewald (1834-1918). Zur Lehre vom Lichtsinne. Erste [- sechste] Mittheilung. Lacking part 2 (Zweite Mittheliung). Offprints from Sitzb. k. Akad. Wiss. 66 (1872); 68 (1873); 69 (1874); 70 (1875). 8vo. 247 x 160 mm. Original wrappers or without wrappers as issued; see list below for details. Part 1 inscribed by Hering to Ernst Mach (1838-1916): "Herrn Prof. Mach Hochachtungsvoll d. V." With: 6 offprints on the physiology of vision, memory, etc., as listed below; probably all presented to Mach by Hering. In original wrappers or without wrappers as issued; see list below for details. Light toning & soiling, a few tiny chips, otherwise fine. With: Outlines of a theory of the light sense. Translated by Leo M. Hurvich and Dorothea Jameson. xxvii, 317pp. Cambridge: Harvard U. P., 1964. 235 x 157 mm. Original cloth, spine a bit faded.</p> <p>First / First Separate Editions, except as noted below. Garrison-Morton 1515 ("Zur Lehre vom Lichtsinne"). Hering, one of the foremost German physiologists of the 19th century, succeeded Purkyne at the German University of Prague, where he spent 25 years studying sensory physiology (particularly of vision) and electrical phenomena in nerve and muscle. During this time he came up with his radical physiological theories of brightness perception and color vision, set forth in the six-part "Zur Lehre vom Lichtsinne," which found favor with almost none of his contemporaries other than Ernst Mach (1838-1916), to whom Hering presented the offprints we are offering here. Departing from the Helmholtz-Young theory of color vision, which postulated three colors and three visual substances, Hering proposed a three-substance, six-color theory in which a visual substance could produce one of two paired colors in response to either dissimulation (catabolism) or assimilation (anabolism).</p><p> "It took seventy-five years before electrophysiologists demonstrated the existence at the cellular level of Hering&#39;s mechanisms: center-surround organization of retinal ganglion cells; and opponent, i.e. excitatory and inhibitory, coding of color" (Oxford Companion to the Mind, p. 311). </p><p>"Zur Lehre vom Lichtsinne" was later published in book form (Vienna, 1878); excerpts from the work are included in Herrnstein and Boring&#39;s Source Book in the History of Psychology (1965).</p><p>"[Hering&#39;s] notion that physiological excitation in one area could bring about an increase or decrease in excitation in an adjacent area was simply too far ahead of the data at hand and the prevailing atmosphere of thought. So, for that matter, was Hering&#39;s view that the directly perceived visual effects on which he based his inferences provided the most sensitive and informative indicator of the general nature of the underlying physiological events. Ernst Mach was among the very few of Hering&#39;s contemporaries who shared his general point of view.</p><p>"It has taken many years of painstaking work by visual electrophysiologists and the development of new techniques and apparatus to catch up with the insights that Hering gained from his study of the behavior of the intact visual system" (Hurvich & Jameson, "Introduction," in Hering, Outlines of a Theory of the Light Sense [1964], pp. vii-xxvii; quotation taken from p. ix).</p><p>Hering also took a physiological approach to the study of memory: in his famous 1870 paper, "Ãœber das Gedächtniss als eine allgemeine Function der organisierten Materie" (On memory as a general function of organized matter), Hering argued that memory cannot be associated solely with consciousness, but must be a capacity inherent in brain substance. This paper is present here in a second edition, published in 1876. Most of the other offprints here discuss aspects of Hering&#39;s vision theories, particularly color vision.</p><p>These offprints are from the library of Ernst Mach, the physicist and philosopher of science whose writings supplied a basis for Einstein&#39;s theory of relativity. He also made important contributions to psychophysiology, developing sensation-based theories of perception and cognition predicated on his belief that knowledge comes solely from physical, psychological and physiological experience. As noted above, Mach was one of the few scientists to share Hering&#39;s ideas on the phenomena of sensation. DSB. </p><p>1. Zur Lehre vom Lichtsinne. Erste Mittheilung. &#139;ber successive Lichtinduction. Offprint from Sitzb. k. Akad. Wiss. 66 (1872). 20pp. Without wrappers as issued. Inscribed by Hering to Mach: "Herrn Prof. Mach Hochachtungsvoll d. V."</p><p>2. Zur Lehre vom Lichtsinne. Dritten Mittheilung. Ãœber simultane Lichtinduction und über succesiven Contrast. Offprint from Sitzb. k. Akad. Wiss. 68 (1873). 16pp. Without wrappers as issued.</p><p>3. Zur Lehre vom Lichtsinne. Vierte Mittheilung. Ãœber die sogennante Intensität der Lichtempfindung und ¸ber die Empfindung des Schwarzen. Offprint from Sitzb. k. Akad. Wiss. 69 (1874). 20pp.</p><p>4. Zur Lehre vom Lichtsinne. Fünfte Mittheilung. Grundzüge einer Theorie des Lichtsinnes. Offprint from Sitzb. k. Akad. Wiss. 69 (1874). 39pp. Orig. printed wrappers.</p><p>5. Zur Lehre vom Lichtsinne. Sechste Mittheilung. Grundzüge einer Theorie des Farbensinnes. Offprint from Sitzb. k. Akad. Wiss. 69 (1874). 36pp. Orig. printed wrappers.</p><p>6. Zur Lehre von der Beziehung zwischen Leib und Seele. I. Mittheilung. Ãœber Fechner&#39;s psychophysisches Gesetz. Offprint from Sitzb. k. Akad. Wiss. 72 (1875). 39pp. Orig. printed wrappers.</p><p>7. Ãœber das Gedächtniss als eine allgemeine Function der organisierten Materie. Vienna: Carl Gerold&#39;s Sohn, 1876. 2nd ed. 21pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Mach&#39;s name in pencil on front wrapper.</p><p>8. Bemerkungen zu A. König&#39;s Kritik einer Abhandlung über individuelle Verschiedenheiten des Farbensinnes. Offprint from Centralblatt f. praktische Augenheilkunde (1885). 6pp. Without wrappers as issued. Small tears.</p><p>9. Ueber die Grenzen der Sehschärfe. Offprint from Berichten der math.-phys. Classe der K. Sächs. Gesell. der Wiss. zu Leipzig (1899). 24pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Ms. corrections.</p><p>10. Ueber die von der Farbenempfindlichkeit unabhängige Aenderung der Weissempfindlichkeit. Offprint from Arch. f. d. ges. Physiol. 94 (1903). 533-554pp. Orig. printed wrappers.</p><p>11. Ueber die Hypothesen zur Erklärung der peripheren Farbenblindheit. Offprint from Arch. f. Ophthalmologie 35 (n.d.). 63-83pp. Orig. wrappers.</p>

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        Madame et Monsieur Cardinal

      Michel Levy Freres, Editeurs, Paris 1872 - Full page pen & ink drawing with water-color before title page signed Ulysse-Roy. Two other black and white illustrations; one is signed in the plate J[ean].Massard and the other is unidentified, both tipped in between the half-title and title page, with two more black & white illustrations by Massard tipped into the text. 256(1) with the 12 original engraved vignettes by Edmond Morin. The first six chapters of this volume are the result of the first two chapters of the volume entitled: (Madame et Monsieur Cardinal (Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal) published in 1872. OCLC records a limited edition of 25 copies of this work with the original 12 vignettes on Chine and tipped in as opposed to only printed above the text. An additional two copies of an unidentified illustrator with tipped in plates between half-title and tile page, although none are included in collation and does not make mention of a color illustration by Ulysse-Roy. Bound in 1/2 blue-gray morocco over decorative paper covered boards, spine lettered and stamped in gilt, decorative endpapers, top edge gilt, original green printed wrappers bound in. some rubbing and minor nicks to boards. A unique collection of artist illustrations. Size: 12mo

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        The Life of Daniel O'Connell - the Liberator. His Times-Political, Social, and Religious

      D & J Sadlier, New York 1872 - "the most illustrious Irishman of ancient or modern times" Published in a sumptuous green leather binding, this renowned biography features an emotional dedication to the Catholic priests and Catholic people of America. Comprising 774 pages of text, 19 page preface, six page list of contents, numerous engravings, family pedigree, 13 page appendix and 13 page index, it measures 27x21cm and weighs in at 3.5kg. Splendidly decorated in gilt, the ornate covers and segmented spine also feature gilt etched portraits of O'Connell, Burke, Doyle, Curran and Grattan. Page edges and inside dentelles are gilt. Despite a small chip to the top of the spine and minor shelfwear, this excellent example of mid to late 19th Century American publishing, printing and binding is in near fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the Zoological Sociey of London for the Year 1872

      London The Zoological Society of London 1872. VG: in Very Good condition without dust jacket. Minor Scuffing and wear to leather along corners and top of spine. Heraldic plate to front pastedown. Occasional light foxing, otherwise contents clean and bright First Edition Brown hardback half-leather cover on marbled boards 240mm x 180mm (9" x 7"). xvi, 927pp. Seventy-five plates, including many finely hand-coloured lithographs by J G Keulemans, J G Smit et al. Lithography by Mintern Bros. Many fine hand-coloured plates of mammals, birds, reptiles and fishes.

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        MANUEL DE NUMISMATIQUE ANCIENNE contenant les elements de cette science et les nomenclatures, avec l'indication des divers degres de rarete, des monnaies et medailles antiques et des tableaux de leurs valeurs au 19 siecle. Atlas de 70 planches.

      Merlín, París 1872 - 2 tomos + atlas enc. en 2 vols. 4ºm. VIIIp, 391p, 23p, 70 láms. grab. = 547p. Algo de óx. Hol. nervios, puntas roz. 1872

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

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

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        More Nonsense, Pictures, Rhymes, Botany, etc, by Edward Lear.

      R.J.Bush. 1872 - 8vo. Original cloth-backed boards, inner hinges repaired. B/w illustrations throughout. Complete. Preliminaries foxed, else a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        More Nonsense, Pictures, Rhymes, Botany Etc.

      London, John Bush. 1872 - 4to (175 x 215mm, 6 3/4 x 8 1/2 ins) publisher&#146;s pictorial mustard yellow cloth, gilt, tightly recased, a little dusty. pp viii, 138 plates in Lear&#146;s characteristic cartoon style with text beneath, each section with separate letter press title - Nonsense Botany, One Hundred Nonsense Pictures and Rhymes, Twenty Six Nonsense Rhymes and Pictures. First Edition. "The contents of this third or present volume were made.at different intervals in the last two years." ""Nonsense", pure and absolute having been my aim throughout." (Intro.). And in spite of their nonsensical aim and the speed of execution Lear describes in the introduction, the hand of a master draftsman can be seen in many plates, especially of course, illustrating animals. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Appendice du Dictionnaire français-latin-chinois de la langue mandarine parlée,

      P., Maisonneuve, Leroux 1872, - in-4 de IV-270-173 pp., orné d'une grande planche dépliante de l'arbre généalogique chinois gradus consanguinitatis (85 x 70 cm), titres en français et en chinois à l'encre rouge, reliure demi-maroquin, dos à nerfs orné de fleurons et pointillés dorés, plats percaline. Cette appendice, complément du Dictionnaire que Perny publia en 1869 chez Firmin-Didot, comprend une notice sur l'accadémie impériale de Pékin, sur la botanique des Chinois, une description générale de la Chine, la liste des empereurs de la Chine, le tableau des principales constellations, la hierarchie complète des mandarins civils et militaires, la nomenclature des villes de la Chine avec leur latitude, le livre dit des Cent familles avec leurs origines, une notice sur la musique chinoise et sur le système monétaire, la synonymie la plus complète qui ait été donnée jusqu'ici sur toutes les branches de l'histoire naturelle de Chine, etc. Percaline des plats empoussièrée, se boursoufflant légèrement par endroits. (Cordier, BS 1609) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Notes On Croquet: And Some Ancient Bat And Ball Games Related To It

      Williams & Norgate 1872 - The author attempts to throw light on the origin of croquet which is generally thought to have derived from Pall-Mall which itself came from a game played on horseback called chicane. 8vo. 58pp + [1] Frontispiece (tissue-guard, foxed), 5 further plates. Original reddish sand-grained cloth, title in gilt lettering to front. Head and tail of spine sl rubbed. A very good copy.

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        THE PRINCESS AND THE GOBLIN

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1872 [Dec. 1871] - First American edition, 17 x 12cm (12mo), in publisher's magenta linen w/gilt & black decorations & title to fr. cover & spine (blind borders only to rear), chocolate ep.s, 204 pp. +12pp. publ. cat. to rear, w/30 in-text wood engravings by the Dalziels after Hughes. Gift inscriptions to Nellie L. Fairfield & later fr. Nellie to Susie Morrell, both to fr. ep.; also w/Nellie's sig. to fr. pastedown & partial sig. to titlepage. Despite several claims that Routledge of New York issued the first American edition, Lippincott was in fact Strahan's US publisher for "Good Words for the Young" & it is more likely that Lippincott was allowed first publication rights. Binding Good (extremities bumped & worn, & spine sunned); contents Good (occas. spotting, & 2 sections sl. proud). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Annali di Citeriore Calabria dal 1806 al 1811.

      Cosenza, Migliaccio 1872 - Due volumi in 8vo; pp. 676 ed errata. Esemplare a fogli chiusi. Cop. edit. Cat. Platneriana, pag. 78.3 immagini allegate. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Martial Law (Order No. 11). As exemplified in the desolation of Border Counties of Missouri, during the enforcement of military orders. Issued by Brigadier General Ewing, of the Federal Army, from his headquarters, Kansas City, August 25th, 1863.

      Columbia & Kansas City, Missouri: Geo. C. Bingham & Co., 1872. - Single sheet, (28 x 37 inches). Mezzotint with early hand color in full, heightened with gum arabic (margins very slightly thumbed). First edition. Proof copy. A dramatic, hand-colored mezzotint engraved by John Sartain after the painting by George Caleb Bingham. The famous painting, "begun in 1865, has become one of Bingham's most famous. It expressed his fury over General Ewing's treatment of Missourians. Entitled Martial Law or Order No. 11, the work has something of a legend about it. As the story goes, when word reached Bingham while he was state treasurer in Jefferson City that General Ewing had issued the decree exiling nearly all residents of Jackson County and its surroundings, Bingham acted at once. He hastened to Kansas City to confront Ewing and demand an explanation. The general replied that he had acted from military necessity. To this, Bingham pointed out the human misery to ensue. When Ewing refused to rescind Order No. 11, Bingham is said to have told the officer: 'I will make you infamous with pen and brush as far as I am able.' "Whether the exchange occurred or not, George's anger had not cooled when he began work on Order No. 11, and he clearly designed the painting as an assault on Ewing. He depicted the officer and others in the act of carrying out the infamous order. Two versions of the scene were completed in November 1868 with George intending them as an argument against the evils of martial law and as a weapon to hinder the career of the detested Thomas Ewing. "One version of the canvas was sent to Philadelphia to be engraved by John Sartain. The other traveled with George as he went about the region denouncing General Ewing and all his evil works - and, just as important, taking orders from those who wished to purchase a print of Order No. 11 after Sartain's studio had finished engraving it. "Bingham's tour had the marks of a political crusade. Wherever an audience would gather to listen, he assailed the harsh policies of what had become known as the radical wing of the Republican party in Missouri and elsewhere. Much as George had deplored what he deemed the traitorous behavior of the secessionists, he opposed postwar punitive treatment of those who had supported the South but now wished to take their places as voting citizens of Missouri" (Nagel, "George Caleb Bingham: Missouri's Famed Painter and Forgotten Politician," pp. 112-113). This is a beautiful example of an extremely important political illustration. The deft hand-color sets the tone for the dramatic scene, with General Ewing at center, drawing his revolver as he confronts an elderly settler. The settler's wife has fainted and his son lies on the ground, unconscious or possibly dead, as his daughter clings to him and begs him to stand down. Another young woman has fallen to her knees before Ewing. Soldiers have invaded a house and are raiding it, while a caravan of refugees makes its way by wagon and on foot. A black man and his young son leave the scene in despair. For more information about this engraving, or a warm welcome to see it and other books and engravings in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Wonders of Yosemite Valley, and of California With original photographic illustrations, by John P. Soule. Third edition, revised and enlarged.

      Boston Alexander Moore 1872 - With Ten Original Photographs KNEELAND, Samuel. The Wonders of Yosemite Valley, and of California. With original photographic illustrations, by John P. Soule. Third edition, revised and enlarged. Boston: Alexander Moore, 1872. Third edition. Octavo (10 5/16 x 6 3/4 inches; 262 x 172 mm). [iii]-xii, 13-98, [2, blank] pp. (Preliminaries are incorrectly numbered in all editions.) Complete with ten mounted albumen photographs by Soule of scenes in Yosemite, with tissue guards, and three wood-engraved text illustrations relating to Giant Sequoias, and two engraved maps. Text and photographs ruled in red. Original publisher's green pebble-grain cloth over bevelled boards with front cover and spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt and black and rear cover decoratively stamped in blind. All edges gilt. Previous owner's small bookplate on front pastedown, over older bookplate that has been partial removed. Minimal rubbing to extremities. Previous owner's pencil drawings on front and back endpapers dated 1884. Pencil lines through the paper in a small area. A very clean and bright copy. "Kneeland [1821-1888], a professor of zoology and physiology and secretary of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from its founding in 1865 until 1878, produced one of the better guide books to the Yosemite region. It is an especially attractive book due to the inclusion of an excellent series of mounted photographic images. The book is based on the author&#146;s first visit to Yosemite Valley in July 1870. In addition to serving as a guide book, it forms a narrative of his trip from Boston to Yosemite and return. Kneeland made every effort to obtain current and accurate information and each of the later editions of the guide incorporates new material. The second edition adds &#145;The Yosemite in 1872&#146; and &#145;The Recent Earthquake in Yosemite.&#146; Though not identified by name, the account of the 1872 earthquake and much of &#145;The Yosemite in 1872&#146; is based on information indirectly supplied by John Muir. It is the first appearance of Muir&#146;s writings in a book" (Currey & Kruska). Cowan, p. 333 (third edition). Currey & Kruska 225. Farquhar 10b. Kimes & Kimes 3, 5, 7, and 8. Rocq 5217. HBS 64799. $1,500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The WONDERS Of YOSEMITE VALLEY And Of CALIFORNIA.

      Alexander Moore,, Boston: 1872 - Illustrated with 10 albumen photographs taken by John P. Soule. Image tissue guards. 2 maps. 3 intratextual cuts [pp 48-50]. NB. See C&K for a discussion on Soule as photographer. or perhaps not. The work based on the author's first visit to Yosemite Valley. Per C & K, "one of the better early guide books to the Yosemite region." This second editon adds two additional chapters, "The Yosemite in 1872." and "The Recent Earthquake in Yosemite." not found in the first edition published the year prior. Spine & board edges sunned. Modern poi to ffep inked-out. Usual light foxing to paper, though photographs clear & sharp. Withal, a solid VG copy. Original publisher's purple cloth, with elaborate black & gilt stamping to front board & spine. Back board stamped in blind only. Bevelled edges. AEG. Yellow eps. Royal 8vo. 2nd edition (Cowan II, p. 333 [for the 3rd & 1st editions, incorrectly stating the 1st published in 1872]; Currey & Kruska 225; Farquhar 10b; Kurutz CA PHOTO BOOKS, 84). xii, [13] - 79, [1 (blank)] pp. Each page of text with a red-rule perimeter border. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. - 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 &#150; 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Portrait Gallery of Eminent Men and Women of Europe and America . with Biographies. by Evert A. Duyckinck . Illustrated with Highly Finished Steel Engravings from Original Portraits by the Most Celebrated Artists . - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      New York, Johnson, Fry And Company, [C1872-74] - Description: 2 v. Ports. 29 cm. Subjects: Biography. Portraits. United States and Europe. Notes: Added t. -p. , engraved. Vol. 2 published by Johnson, Wilson and company. Published in parts. Finely bound both in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt-blocked title and volume indications. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 8 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fairy Tales. Illustrated By Twelve Large Designs in Colour After Original Drawings By E.V.B. Newly Translated By H.L.D. Ward and Augusta Plesner

      Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle, London 1872 - Bound in red cloth with ornate black and gilt decoration, gilt title and black rule to spine, bevelled edges, all edges gilt, black endpapers. Colour wood-engraved frontispiece and plates, signed "Leighton Bros.", with protective printed interleaves. Wood-engraved initial letters and printer's ornaments. Lacking one plate (11 of 12). Minute rubbing to cloth at head, heel and corners, as well as edges of spine, some light dust soil overall to cloth, a few minor spots of darker soil, some light foxing to endpapers, a few creased corners and spots of speckles or smudges to interior, plates have offset a faint tan to printed guards only. Size: Quarto [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rome. Description et souvenirs. Ouvrage contenant 346 gravures sur bois dessinées par nos plus célèbres artistes et un plan de Rome

      Hachette, Paris 1872 - Folio, IV, 704 p. muy ilustr., 1 plano plegado. Punto de óxido en alguna página. Media piel, lomo y planos muy decorados en oro. Cortes dorados. Magnífica edición de esta historia y descripción de la gran ciudad italiana, que evoca las épocas pasadas, describe sus grandiosos monumentos, estudia las instituciones, clases sociales y costumbres de sus habitantes, y reseña los paisajes y construcciones de sus alrededores. Suntuosamente ilustrada con hermosos grabados de dibujos de Viollet-le-Duc y muchos otros artistas. Roma. Guías artísticas. Historia. Arquitectura. Rome. Artistic guides. History. Architecture.

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        The Yacht Squadron at Newport

      New York: Currier & Ives, 1872. CURRIER & IVES MAJESTIC VIEW OF YACHTS AT NEWPORT Hand-colored lithograph Paper size: 21 1/2" x 32 3/4" . Book.

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        LEGENDS AND LYRICS By PAUL H. HAYNE 1872 super rare SOUTHERN WRITER

      J.B. LIPPINCOTT CO., PHIL 1872 - Title: LEGENDS AND LYRICS By PAUL H. HAYNE 1872 super rare SOUTHERN WRITER Author: PAUL H. HAYNE Publisher/Copyright: J.B. Lippincott & Co., Phil Year: 1872 is on the title page and 1871 is on the copyright page Edition: Assumed First Edition with the research showing Lippincott and 1872 as the date Binding: hardcover Signed: No Condition:(all defects if any are formulated into pricing): Ex-library copy with a code to the spine, outside is still in good condition. There is a pocket pull imprint on the back board. There is some old style writing on the back endpaper. Book is without any other marks or writings other than those of the library, pages are clean, book is tight and sturdy. A good ex-library copy. Size: 4 ½ x 7 ½ (approximately)Pages: 183 pages Binding/Cover: Hardback with dust jacket Shipping & Handling: Insurance extra. Will ship internationally to any location. Refunds: All items are 100% refundable up to 10 days after item received Background/Description: Assumed First Edition. J.B. Lippincott & Co., Phil 1872. Good/None dust jacket condition as issued. Ex-library copy with usual stamps and markings, book still in good condition. Paul Hamilton Hayne was born in Charleston, South Carolina, on January 1, 1830. Hayne's father, Robert Y. Hayne (1791-1839) was a lawyer and politician. The young Hayne took up the practice of law, but later abandoned the legal profession to pursue his literary ambitions. Hayne, after the war, adopted Georgia as his home. He is sometimes referred to as the "Laureate of the South." [Source: "Paul Hamilton Hayne, Charleston, South Carolina: Writer of the Republic," in Mildred Lewis Rutherford, The South in History and Literature, A Hand-Book of Southern Authors, From the Settlement of Jamestown, 1667 to Living Writers 452-462 (Atlanta: Franklin-Turner Co., 1907) (1906)] Hayne lost his father while he was still an infant and was raised by his mother in the home of a prosperous and cultured Charleston uncle, Robert Y. Hayne, who was a notable orator who served in the United States Senate. He attended Charleston city schools and the College of Charleston, from which he graduated in 1852. He practiced law for a short time but abandoned the legal profession to pursue his literary interests. Hayne served in the Confederate Army, beginning in 1861, as staff aide to Governor Pickens and remained in the Army until his health failed. Hayne lost all his possessions when Charleston was bombarded. "His house with his fine library and other property having been burned during the bombardment of Charleston, he removed, in 1866, with his family to a farm in the pine woods about sixteen miles from Augusta, Georgia." [George Armstrong Wauchope, The Writers of South Carolina: With a Critical Introduction, Biographical Sketches, and Selections in Prose and Verse 203-212, at 203 (Columbia, South Carolina: The State Co., Publishers, 1910)] In Groveton, Georgia, where he lived until his death, Hayne gave up the practice of law, and took on editorial positions, including the editorship of Russell's Magazine which was promoted by William Gilmore Simms and the Charleston Literary Gazette. He also contributed to the Southern Literary Messenger, Home Journal, and Southern Bivouac. Hayne published various collections of poems, including a complete edition in 1882, including romantic verse, long narrative poems, and ballads. Like so many of his fellow Southern poets, he was fond of nature and made it a subject of his poetry. Rutherford notes that Hayne was "[p]ossibly he most active spirit in the literary movement of the South" and that "his war songs are his best lyrics." In her estimation, "[n]o Southern poet has written so much or done so much to give a literary impulse to this section of the country, and he deserves to be called the "Laureate of the South." [Rutherford, supra at 452] Hayne died at his home, Copse Hill, at Grove [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fairy Tales. Illustrated By Twelve Large Designs in Colour After Original Drawings By E.V.B. Newly Translated By H.L.D. Ward and Augusta Plesner

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle, 1872. Bound in red cloth with ornate black and gilt decoration, gilt title and black rule to spine, bevelled edges, all edges gilt, black endpapers. Colour wood-engraved frontispiece and plates, signed "Leighton Bros.", with protective printed interleaves. Wood-engraved initial letters and printer&#39;s ornaments. Lacking one plate (11 of 12). Minute rubbing to cloth at head, heel and corners, as well as edges of spine, some light dust soil overall to cloth, a few minor spots of darker soil, some light foxing to endpapers, a few creased corners and spots of speckles or smudges to interior, plates have offset a faint tan to printed guards only. . First Edition Thus. Cloth. Very Good. Illus. by E. V. B. [Eleanor Vere Boyle]. Quarto.

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        Ett Ar i Stilla Havet. Reseminnen fran Patagonien, Chili, Peru, Californien, Britiska Columbia och Oceanien

      Stockholms Lith. Art. Anstalt, [ÒOne Year in the Pacific. Memories from Travels in Patagonia, Chile, Peru, California, British Columbia and OceaniaÓ]. Stockholm 1872 - Quarto. Illustrated with 17 lithographs from photographs and drawings by the author, four fully coloured, 13 tinted. . Ekelof was a lieutenant in the Royal Swedish Navy and joined His (British) Majesty's Ship "Zealous" under the command of rear admiral Hastings in 1866. He writes about his two year journey up the west coast of south and north America, then to the Sandwich Islands and later to Tahiti. The"Zealous", which was powered both by an 800 horse power steam engine and sail, was ordered to the Pacific to relieve the frigate "Sutlej". Ekelof's description of his journey begins with the traversing of the Sound of Magellan. While visiting Vancouver Island he changes ship and continues on the small 17-gun corvette "Alert" built in Sheerness in England in 1856. He remarks that she has a 100 horse power steam engine, as well as "an unusually difficult frigate rigging". "Barely had the thunder of our 21 gun salute to King Kamehameha and the response, laboured and with long pauses, by the artillery in the Battery at Punchbowl Hill, faded away before our deck was filled to capacity with hords of olive complected visitors" begins chapter IV. Ekelof makes a thorough description of the Hawaiian islands, the people, the food, the scenery, the government of the island. The ship's company was invited to a picnic by Queen Emma at Wai-ki-ki. He gives detailed descriptions of the Hawaiian music and even has music notations, both music and words, for some songs.The full page tinted plates are reproductions of the author' own photographs and water colours. The author is very detail oriented and his descriptions of both people and places are very thorough, and also insightful. He is very curious and also adventurous and makes many "side trips", and also many friends amongst both the common men and the nobles of the peoples they visit. [Forbes Hawaii 2936] Covers a little faded, gilt still bright, minor rubbing of spine ends, name in ink on verso of frontispiece, small tear at bottom of front free endpaper original two tone maroon cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, decoratively stamped in blind on covers [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Martyrdom of Man

      London: Trübner & Co., , 1872. Octavo. Original green cloth, title gilt to spine, blind panels to both boards, pale cream endpapers. Slight damping to the upper board at the upper edge of the joint, and lower fore-corner, slight carry-through to the front gutter and lower endpapers, head and tail of the spine crumpled, overall very lightly rubbed, but a very good copy. First edition, extremely uncommon. Perhaps almost forgotten today, but without doubt one of the most influential books of the late-Victorian period, a remarkably prescient work anticipating some of the most important themes of late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century scepticism. Profoundly radical, it was extremely poorly reviewed, nonetheless selling extremely well, and running through 18 editions by 1903. In The Sign of Four, Holmes recommends it to Watson as "&#133;one of the most remarkable books ever penned;" for H.G. Wells it was, "one book that has influenced me very strongly" in the writing of his Outline of History; Cecil Rhodes considered that it "made me who I am;" and Winston Churchill read it at the age of 20, and allowed that it was "the crystallization of much that I have for some time reluctantly believed." The Martyrdom of Man "&#133;which has been described as a &#39;bible for secularists&#39;, defies easy categorization. According to Reade, his original intention was to restore Africa to a central place in world history through a consideration of such themes as the role of Islam, the history of the slave trade, and the evolution of mankind&#151;an ambition shared by subsequent writers such as W. E. B. Du Bois. The book which actually emerged is a somewhat romantic study in universal history, treating the evolution of civilizations in the Mediterranean and the Near East in terms of the impact of war, religion, liberty, and the intellect on human life. Reade&#39;s militant agnosticism is manifest in his provocative account of the role of science in the modern world, in which Christianity itself is dismissed as the product of a passing age of superstition." (ODNB) The first edition is remarkably hard to obtain in anything like collectible condition.

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        LA CREACION HISTORIA NARURAL 8 Tomos En 7 Volumenes

      Montaner y Simon, Barcelona 1872 - Escrita por una sociedad de naturalistas y publicada bajo la dirección del Doctor D Juan Vilanova y Piera, catedrático de la Universidad Central y del Ateneo; individuo de la sociedad Geológica de Francia, de la de Anticuarios del Norte; corresponsal de la antopológica y etnológica de Berlín. Volumen 1, mamiferos, 2, 3, ( un solo volumen ) mamiferos y aves, 4, aves, 5, reptiles y peces, 6, articulados, 7, botanica y 8, vertebrados. OBRA COMPLETA. ilustrado con grabados intercalados y cromolitografías, Size: 34 x 25 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        OBRAS MEDICO-QUIRURGICAS. Economia de la salud del cuerpo humano (2 tomos)

      - **(ENVIO GRATIS = CORREO ORDINARIO // CERTIFICADO = 4 EUR. // CONTRAREEMBOLSO = 7 EUR.)** Ed. Lib. Juan Mariana y Sanz; Valencia. 1872. Castellano. Holandesa con lomo de piel con nervios y decoraciones doradas. 1 vols. 20x14 cm. 388+467 pags. 2 tomos en 1 volumen. Prontuario de secretos caseros, faciles y seguros, sacados y comprados de los Medicos y Cirujanos mas famosos de toda la Europa, con la solicitud y caudales de la dicha insigne Madrona, para curar por si misma en los pobres todo genero de males, aun los que hasta ahora han sido tenidos por incurables. Traducidos conforme a la impresión correcta del frances a la lengua castellana por Francisco Monroi y Olaso. Aumentados con esquisitas recetas miscelaneas, igualmente faciles y seguras. Aun cuando mantiene ligeras manchas de oxido en algunas paginas que no afectan a la lectura, el estado de conservacion es muy bueno. Palau destaca: "Esta traduccion castellana tiene valor comercial, por la buena fama de que goza entre las clases populares y los amigos de la medicina casera.". MEDICINA.

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        Title in Japanese:] Eikan taiyaku daigaku. The great learning. Translated by Yoshitaka Seki.

      Yamatoya Kihe, Tokyo 1872 - First edition, 8vo (185 x 120 mm.), 120 double-fold pages, text in Chinese with Japanese reading marks together with an English translation with Japanese pronunciation guide (in Katakana); original yellow wrappers with printed paper label on upper cover, sewn in the Oriental manner; some soiling and wear but generally good or better. Designed as a schoolbook for the learning of the English language. University of Massachusetts at Amherst only in OCLC. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Griechische Literaturgeschichte in 4 Banden (4 Volumes)

      Berlin: Weidmannsche Buchhandlung 1872 - 8vo. German language. Quarter bound in black leather. Bound corners. Gilt lettering and decorative bands on spine. Marbled boards. Tight binding and solid boards. Clean, unmarked pages (aside from library sticker and inscriptions on endpages.) This 4 volume collection captures the world of Greek literature through the lens of Theodor Bergk, noted ancient historian. Included are liner notes and criticisms. Minor shelf-wear. Moderate bumping to corners. Slight cracking to spines. Minimal rubbing to boards. Overall, a solid collection in good condition. Ex-library markings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of the Hermitage Farm and the Norton Estate. Compiled from Authentic Data

      New York:. 1872.. Good + overall. Large hand colored linen backed map of New York City&#39;s Hell&#39;s Kitchen, extending from the Hudson River at 48th Street in the west, to Seventh Avenue and a portion of Bloomingdale Road in the east. The map shows the area in which the Draft Riots of 1863 took place; 8th Avenue between 39th and 41st Streets for example was blockaded by the local residents. The map shows the entire area which became known as Hell&#39;s Kitchen, an area of tenements and rookeries (rough single family homes and shanties converted to multi family use) settled by Irish and German immigrants, who later formed gangs, including "Hell&#39;s Kitchen Gang". A cadastral map showing the boundaries and ownership of land parcels. Also shows locations of old roads & buildings, original shoreline and drainage. Oriented to the north, with text at the right. 37 x 22". Very slight loss at right edge, not affecting text; a number of long tears; wear on cloth at bottom edge. OCLC: 50565877 cites only 2 libraries holding this item.

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        Die Geburt der Tragödie aus dem Geiste der Musik

      Leipzig: Verlag von E. W. Fritzsch,, 1872. Octavo (227 × 140 mm). Contemporary green half cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, marbled sides and edges, plain brown endpapers. 4 pp. publisher&#39;s adverts for Wagner&#39;s works preceding text. Bookplate of the Austrian composer and conductor, and Wagnerian, Siegmund von Hausegger (1872-1948) dated 1906. Fine copy. First edition of Nietzsche&#39;s first book, one of 800 copies printed, the Wagnerian musician Siegmund von Hausegger&#39;s copy with his bookplate. Written at the age of 28, the book was a result of several early enthusiasms: the author&#39;s academic studies in philology, his excitement at Schopenhauer&#39;s philosophy, his acquaintance and intense relationship with Wagner, and his disappointment with the contemporary "official" German culture. Here he distinguished between the "Dionysian", pre-Socratic stage and the traditionally-admired "Apollonian" forces of sober and logical order in ancient Greek culture, and located the possibility of a resurrection of Europe&#39;s artistic genius in the synthesis of these qualities in Wagner&#39;s music. Nietzsche predicted that "The philologists won&#39;t read it on account of the music, the musicians won&#39;t read it on account of the philology, and the philosophers won&#39;t read it on account of the music and the philology". One philologist, the young Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, did read it, and attacked it savagely and repeatedly, marking its reception among scholars for decades.

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