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        Roughing It

      American Publishing Co, Hartford 7872 - 591 pages with 6 tipped in plates and numerous figures. Octavo (9" x 6"). Issued in full cloth with pictorial spine and cover in gilt and blind stamped cover. (BAL 3326) First edition, first state. The print run for the first edition is uncertain, but the book was published in February 1872 and by month's end 10,855 copies had been bound. By May 1, according to a royalty statement, 37,701 copies had been sold, of which 22,43 were in cloth; 13, 952 in sheep and in cloth with gilt edges; 1,176 in three-quarter morocco; and 30 in "special" bindings which included full morocco. By 1879, the proportions were as follows: 96,083 copies sold. Two surviving copies are recorded in the full morocco binding, one of which Twain presented to his wife with her name stamped in gilt on the front cover. The other full morocco copy was identically stamped, except for having no name on the cover. BAL distinguishes between the first and second states by the presence of two words on page 242 (first state) or their absence (second state). But it isn't that simple. Copies are found with just one word present (or one word absent, if you are a pessimist.) And similar damage to the plates has been noted on the following pages: xi.1 (M in My is perfect) as in this copy; 19.1 (y is perfect) as in this copy; and 123.6 up (death! which was corrected from death.) as this copy. All of these texts are damaged at some point during the printings(s), and all, including the one on page 242, are found in endless random combinations. At some point, two words were altered: at page 156.2 up "thirteenth" was corrected to "sixteenth" - this copy has the uncorrected "thirteenth" -and on page 330.16 up "Eastern" was corrected to "eastern" - this copy has the uncorrected listing. These changes could distinguish between two printings, but may only distinguish between two later printings. The states of the plates can be guessed at, but if multiple plates were used or mixing of sheets took place (as is clear from surviving copies) they should be viewed with caution. Condition: Professionally re-backed; page ends renewed, corners bumped, former owner's name on front end paper dated March 27, 1872. Over all a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Blanchard's Guide Map of Chicago

      Chicago: Rufus Blanchard, 1872. Engraved folding pocket map, full contemporary hand-colouring. Folds into publisher's lettered paper covers. With 14pp. printed street guide tipped to the inside wrapper, as issued. 22 x 16 3/4 inches. Rare street map of Chicago, showing the city just one year after the fire. This edition of Blanchard's guide, the first published after the Great Chicago Fire, shows the limits of the burnt region by means of a thin dotted line. All streets are named, along with the city's parks, public buildings, railroads, etc. The pamphlet which accompanies the guide allows for each street to be easily found by means of numbers and letters running along the left and lower margins. A scarce issue of Blanchard's guide and rarely found in such lovely original condition.

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        The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. With photographic and other Illustrations.

      London, John Murray, 1872. 8vo. Uncut in orig. full green cloth., gilt spine with gilt lettering. Spine ends frayed (at foot a bit of cloth gone), corners and edges with wear. Booplate of William Tessimond Windsor on inside frontcover. VI,374 pp. + 4 pp. of advertisements., 7 photographic (heliotype) plates, some folding. Textillustrations in woodcut. a few light pencil underlinings. Old owners name on third leaf. Occassionally light traces of use. Internally clean.. The scarce first edition, FIRST ISSUE (with the signatures 2B1 only on p. 369 and 2C1 only on p.373 and the right spelling of 'that' in the first line on p. 208). The Expression of the Emotions "is an importent member of the evolutionary set, and it was written, in part at least, as a confutation of the idea that the facial muscles of expression in man were a special endowment." (Freeman p. 142). Darwin concluded that "the chief expressiv actions exhibited by man and by the lower animals are now innate or inherited." Freeman No 1141 - Garrison & Morton No 4975

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        The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection,

      London: John Murray,, 1872. or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life ... Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered gilt, covers stamped in blind with four-line outer border, blind rules at head and tail of spine, brown endpapers. Folding diagram facing page 90. Bookplate, pencilled ownership signature to front free endpaper and half title. Loss of size from cloth, corners worn, hinges cracked with evidence of older repairs, spotting to early and late leaves and very occasionally to rest of text. A very good copy. Sixth edition, with additions and corrections (thirteenth thousand). Darwin continually made small revisions to his text and it is in this edition that the word "evolution" occurs for the first time. It had been used in the first edition of The Descent of Man the previous year, but not before in this work. This is the third issue of the sixth edition (the first was the eleventh thousand), the last of three dated 1872.

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        Roughing It

      Hartford, CT: American Publishing Company, 1872. First edition. Seventy-Fifth Thousand. Hard cover in original cloth. Published Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1872, first edition with mixed states, mostly first state - full page advertisement on p. 592, first state - capital "T" in trees and "thirteenth" on page 156, first state - "Eastern" p. 156, second state - incomplete text p. 242, second state - broken "y" in first line of Contents, semi-broken type in first word of Chaper 1. 8vo., 591pp., 2 frontis+ plates+illustrations within the text + 1pp. publisher's ad. Brown cloth with blind embossed covers with gilt designs and titles, buff colored endpapers, speckled edges. Some wear at the tips and spine extremities, closed tear across the spine with 3 inch split to the outer cloth along the rear hinge, else very good. Pages clean and crisp, no foxing, text block tight. . 1st. Hard. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo.

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        How I Found Livingstone. Travels, Adventures, and Discoveries in Central Africa; Including Four Months Residence with Dr. Livingstone

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle, 1872. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. Second English Edition. AN EXCEPTIONAL ASSOCIATION COPY. Inscribed at the time of publication on a slip of paper affixed to front pastedown, "To my dear friend John H. Goodenow Esq U.S. Consul to Constantinople from Henry M. Stanley The Author London Nov 5 1872." Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904), the explorer and journalist, was commissioned by his employer, the New York Herald to mount an expedition to Africa to find the missing Scottish missionary David Livingstone. Stanley found Livingstone in November 1871, where he famously said (or perhaps not),"Dr. Livingstone, I presume." The trip brought Stanley fame and fortune. His first account of the expedition was published in July 1872. The recipient, John Goodenow (1833-1906) was from a prominent legal and political family in Maine. In 1864 he was appointed as consul general iin Constantinople and became secretary of the legation in Turkey in 1873. It was in his capacity as a senior diplomat in the Ottoman Empire that brought him in contact with Stanley. Stanley, traveling with two other men, made plans to travel through Turkey to Asia and China. Two weeks into their journey they found themselves embroiled in a violent encounter with local Turks. Stanely was eventually able to obtain the assistance of Goodenow, who secured compensation for their treatment. Bound in original brown cloth with embossed design on spine and front cover, with gilt illustration of two men meeting with the caption "D,. Livingstone I presume." Boards are chipped, bumped and spine has chip to top left edge. Rear cover watermarked, but binding is nicer than it sounds. Hinges are weak but text block is tight. The endpapers are chipped, and the folding map is entirely intact but cleanly split along the fold. Later ownership signature on half-title. Frontispiece is an original mounted photograph of Stanley. Full and partial page illustrations throughout. Four folding maps. Overall in very good condition. 736 pages including index. TRAV/091213.

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        THE UNDERGROUND RAIL ROAD

      Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872. Covers worn and with half inch of upper spine missing, some looseness and light foxing, good only, but complete and sound. [vi], 780p. Illustrated. Bound in publisher's embossed terra-cotta cloth with gilt titles Blockson 10179; Work 338

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        Grundlagen der Geometrie.1899.

      First edition of this milestone in which Hilbert laid the foundation for the modern treatment of Euclidean geometry. Landmarks Writings in Western Mathematics, no. 55; Parkinson, Breakthroughs, p. 441. "In mathematics it was this influential work that led by its axiomatic method to a new thinking in all mathematical fields in the 20th century. In addition, following in the traces of Euclid, it became the classical textbook for geometry in educating mathematicians and mathematics teachers for nearly the whole century." (Michael Toepell in Landmarks). <br/><br/> "For over two millennia there was only one geometry - Euclidean. Since it was assumed to represent self-evident truths, namely those of the real world, it was believed to be the only possible geometry. The nineteenth century saw the rise of several new geometries: projective, non-Euclidean (both hyperbolic and elliptic), Riemannian, and algebraic. Some order in the nature of geometry, including an examination of the foundations of the various geometries, was called for. Klein's answer was given in his Erlangen Program of 1872. Another approach was to axiomatize some of the geometries. This was done by Pasch in 1882 for projective geometry and soon thereafter by Peano for Euclidean geometry. Both of their approaches, however, had important shortcomings as far as Hilbert was concerned: they tied their axioms to a physical reality, did not examine independence (in Peano's case) and consistency, and did not focus on the important issue of continuity in geometry.<br/><br/> "Euclid's presentation of geometry was found to be deficient in several ways. For one, it possessed deductive gaps in the reasoning because it lacked several types of axioms. Moreover, the notions of point, line, and plane were <i>defined</i>, but the definitions were logically unsustainable. In his classic <i>Grundlagen der Geometrie</i> (<i>Foundations of Geometry</i>) of 1899 Hilbert gave an axiomatization of Euclidean geometry which remedied these deficiencies: it contained 20 axioms (including axioms of order and continuity) as against Euclid's five, and it viewed 'point,' 'line,' and 'plane' as <i>undefined concepts</i> - nowadays called 'primitive terms.' <br/><br/> "But Hilbert's aim went beyond giving a more comprehensive set of axioms than Euclid's. Here is Weyl on the topic: <br/><br/> '<i>It is one thing to build up geometry on sure foundations, another to inquire into the logical structure of the edifice thus erected. If I am not mistaken, Hilbert is the first who moves freely on this higher 'metageometric' level: systematically he studies the mutual independence of his axioms [and their (relative) consistency]. . . . His method is the <i>construction of models</i>. [Models to establish the independence of Euclid's parallel axiom were given in the mid-nineteenth century.] </i><br/><br/> "Hilbert's models were algebraic. Interesting ideas on the interplay of algebra and geometry were pursued. He would deal with other 'meta' issues, such as (absolute) consistency and completeness, in the broader context of mathematics as a whole. <br/><br/> "The early twentieth century saw the vigorous reemergence, after more than 2,000 years of near dormancy, of the axiomatic method, this time also in areas beyond geometry. Hilbert was very influential in this movement toward abstraction and axiomatization. His <i>Foundations of Geometry</i> attracted worldwide attention as soon as it was published (in 1899); the ninth edition appeared in 1962. <br/><br/> "It is important to note that Hilbert's axiomatics is not Euclid's. To Euclid axioms were self-evident truths, describing an existing reality. To Hilbert they were neither self-evident nor true. They were <i>assumptions</i> about <i>undefined terms</i>, which might be considered to be <i>implicitly</i> defined by the axioms. No truth-value was associated with the axioms. Hilbert's celebrated statement that 'Itmust be possible to replace in all geometric statements the words <i>point, line, plane</i> by <i>table, chair, mug</i>' makes it starkly clear how his axiomatics differs from Euclid's. The Greeks would have been shocked!" (Kleiner, Excursions in the History of Mathematics, pp. 331-332).. Published in the festschrift volume marking the unveiling of the statue to Gauss and Wilhelm Weber in Göttingen, pp. [2:main title] 1-92, bound in early 20th century half cloth, front free end-apper with previous owener's signature dated 1914, and another to the pastedown dated 1965

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        The WONDERS Of YOSEMITE VALLEY And Of CALIFORNIA

      Boston:: Alexander Moore,. 1872.. 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.. Original publisher&#39;s purple cloth, with elaborate black & gilt stamping to front board & spine. Back board stamped in blind only. Bevelled edges. AEG. Yellow eps.. Spine & board edges sunned. Modern poi to ffep inked-out. Usual. light foxing to paper, though photographs clear & sharp. Withal, a. solid VG copy.. The work based on the author&#39;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. . 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.

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        The Dramatic Works of [Mrs.] Susanna Centlivre. With a New Account of her Life. In three volumes

      London: John Pearson, 1872 (1761). Hardcover. Fine. Three volumes. London: John Pearson, 1872. xii,376;[ii],380;[ii],372pp. Portrait. §A type-facsimile of the 1761 edition. Neatly rebound in red half-calf, gilt lettering and decoration, patterned paper boards, all edges gilt: apparently a European binding. One word of title mis-spelled on each spine. A fine, bright set. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This is a heavy/overweight book, therefore additional postage will be charged - To order this book PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information).

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        Argument of the United States delivered to the tribunal of arbitration at Geneva, June 15, 1872

      London:. 1872.. Paperback. British Parliamentary blue paper, sml. folio, 193 pp. Orig. wrps slt. chipped o/w vgc. Claims for compensation by the United States arising out of Britain&#39;s support of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Long accounts of the actions of the vessels Florida, Alabama, Georgia & Shenandoah, (including its controversial stopover in Melbourne, Australia).

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        Legends and Lyrics

      J. B. Lippincott & Co. 1872 - Dark green cloth boards in very good plus condition. Faint yellowing of pages, light foxing, over all nice condition, especially for its age. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 183 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A bound collection of coloured botanical specimen plates

      Rochester, N.Y.: D. M. Dewey, 1872. Oblong octavo. (5 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches). Mounted on guards throughout. 33 plates by Dewey (29 hand-coloured using the pochoir process, 4 printed in colours and finished by hand). Bound to style in brown morocco-backed contemporary red/brown pebble-grained cloth covered boards, the flat spine divided into five compartments by single gilt fillets, lettered in gilt in the second. A fine example of an early seedsman&#39;s sample book, containing plates from the publisher who invented the concept: D.M. Dewey. The colouring of the fruits and flowers is particularly strong. The album includes: 7 kinds of apples, 7 pear, 3 peach, 2 plum, 4 grape, 3 of different kinds of soft fruit, 1 chestnut, 3 trees, 1 decorative quince, 1 rose. Most plates place the subjects within a printed blue ornamental border, with the imprint, "Dewey&#39;s Pocket Series. Colored From Nature. Copyright secured 1872." Dellon Marcus Dewey "developed and promoted the nurseryman&#39;s color plate business in the late 1850s ... Besides individual plates, he also carried a selection of ready-made plate books. In the mid-1870s, Dewey disposed of his bookstore to concentrate entirely upon color plates and other supplies for nurserymen. An 1881 volume on the industries of Rochester termed his a unique enterprise ... His premises in the Reynolds Arcade were &#39;spacious and convenient, and here not less than thirty artists and others are employed in making drawings, paintings, etchings, photographs&#39;" (K.S. Kabelac "Nineteenth Century Rochester Fruit and Flower Plates" in The University of Rochester Library Bulletin (1982), vol .XXXV. p.97). Cf. Karl Sanford Kabelac `Nineteenth-Century Rochester Fruit and Flower Plates&#39; in The University of Rochester Library Bulletin (1982) vol. XXXV, pp. 93-114; cf. Sandra Raphael, An Oak Spring Pomona, 65; cf. W.S. Reese. Stamped with a National Character: Nineteenth Century American Color Plate Books 72.

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        CARDEAL SARAIVA. OBRAS COMPLETAS DO?

      - Patriarcha de Lisboa. Precedidas de uma Introdução pelo Marquez de Rezende. Publicadas por António Correia Caldeira. Imprensa Nacional de Lisboa. 1872-1883. Obra em 10 volumes. De 22x15 cm. Com xxi, 432; 397; 402; 407; 396; 341; 467; 428; e 432 pags. Encadernações do início do séc. xx com lombadas e cantos em pele. Ilustrado com retrato do autor no anterosto do primeiro volume. Exemplar preserva as capas das brochuras. Obra sobre história civil e eclesiástica; a história dos reinados portugueses; a história dos descobrimentos portugueses e conquistas em África e no Oriente; e estudos de linguística e filologia portuguesa, nomeamente, entre outros temas: História da igreja cristã nas Espanhas deste o século III ao século XII; Notícia dos bispados de Portugal; Nota sobre o lugar onde de efectuou a conversão dos suevos na Galiza; Memória histórica sobre as obras do Mosteiro da Batalha; Colecção de testemunhos que provam a vinda dos Gregos às regiões ocidentais da Espanha; Memórias da origem do nome de Portugal; Memórias históricas e cronológicas do Conde D. Henrique e do governo da Rainha Dona Teresa; Memórias sobre a instituição das ordens militares da Ala, e de Avis; Memória sobra a Batalha de Navas de Tolosa em 1217; Memória sobre a conquista do Algarve; Cronologia dos reis de Portugal (com aferição de datas através da comparação de documentos e de crónicas); Reflexão acerca de D. Henrique e dos Descobrimentos de que ele foi autor no século XV; Índice cronológico das navegações, viagens, descobrimentos e conquistas dos portugueses (sobre as Ilhas Canárias; sobre as ilhas dos Açores; sobre o descobrimento do Congo; sobre o descobrimento da América, e do Estreito de Magalhães atribuídos a Martim Behaim; sobre a terra de Corte Real ou Massachussets; sobre as Ilhas Léquias no Japão; sobre a baía e o rio de Lourenço Marques em Moçambique; sobre o Tibet); Memórias sobre as viagens dos portugueses à Índia por terra ao interior da África desde o século XV; Nota sobre a origem da escravidão e do tráfico dos negros; Memória em que se coligem os progressos da marinha portuguesa até aos príncipios do séc. XVI; Glossário das palavras e frases de língua francesa que se introduziram na locução portuguesa; Glossário dos vocábulos portugueses derivados das línguas orientais e africanas; Ensaio sobre alguns sinónimos da língua portuguesa (ocupa as 467 pags do 7º volume); Notícia dos escritores portugueses que trataram dos nossos descobrimentos e navegações; Roteiro da viagem de Fernão de Magalhães (translado de um manuscrito da época); Lista de alguns artístas portugueses; Carta escrita de Cochim ao Rei D. Manuel I por Tomé Pires, em 1516, sobre algumas plantas e drogas medicinais do Oriente; Comparação da história de D. João de Castro por Jacinto Freire de Andrade com a vida de D. Paulo de Lima por Diogo do Couto; e muitas outras memórias e reflexões históricas e literárias. Inocêncio II, 423: D. Fr. Francisco de S. Luís (3.º), natural da villa de Ponte de Lima. Nasceu em 1766 professou a regra benedictina no mosteiro de Sancta Maria de Tibães, deixando então o nome de Francisco Justiniano Saraiva, de que usára no seculo. Passando a frequentar o curso theologico na Universidade de Coimbra, doutorou ****** -se n'esta faculdade no anno de 1791, e no de 1807 foi nomeado Professor de Philosophia do R. Collegio das Artes, sendo já desde 1794 Socio da Acad. R. das Sciencias de Lisboa.-Achava ****** se n'este exercicio, quando a revolução de 24 de Agosto de 1820 o chamou a tomar parte nos successos politicos do paiz, sendo nomeado membro da Junta, que com o titulo de Provisional do Governo Supremo do Reino se instaurou no Porto, no referido dia.- Foi membro da Regencia do reino eleita pelas Côrtes em Janeiro de 1821; Reformador Reitor da Univ. Bispo de Coimbra e Conde de Arganil; Deputado ás Côrtes ordinarias de 1823, e depois Presidente da camara dos Deputados em 1826 e 1834; Guarda ****** mór do Archivo Nacional; Ministro de 424 Estado; Par do rein

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        Un steeple-chase *

      - Dessin original couleur 17 x 24, à l'encre et à la gouache, signé René A. sans date. Sous encadrement fantaisie art déco. Rare oeuvre de jeunesse du célèbre peintre vaudois, né en 1872, datant probablement des environs de sa treizième année. On y perçoit déjà une certaine élégance et un sens graphique prometteur, brodant avec beaucoup de réussite sur le thème équestre qui, suivant ses amours d'enfance, préfigure également son école de recrue à 20 ans dans la cavalerie et ses futurs séjours anglais, dès 1894.

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        Roughing It

      591 pages with 6 tipped in plates and numerous figures. Octavo (9" x 6"). Issued in full cloth with pictorial spine and cover in gilt and blind stamped cover. (BAL 3326) First edition, first state.The print run for the first edition is uncertain, but the book was published in February 1872 and by month's end 10,855 copies had been bound. By May 1, according to a royalty statement, 37,701 copies had been sold, of which 22,43 were in cloth; 13, 952 in sheep and in cloth with gilt edges; 1,176 in three-quarter morocco; and 30 in "special" bindings which included full morocco. By 1879, the proportions were as follows: 96,083 copies sold. Two surviving copies are recorded in the full morocco binding, one of which Twain presented to his wife with her name stamped in gilt on the front cover. The other full morocco copy was identically stamped, except for having no name on the cover. BAL distinguishes between the first and second states by the presence of two words on page 242 (first state) or their absence (second state). But it isn't that simple. Copies are found with just one word present (or one word absent, if you are a pessimist.) And similar damage to the plates has been noted on the following pages: xi.1 (M in My is perfect) as in this copy; 19.1 (y is perfect) as in this copy; and 123.6 up (death! which was corrected from death.) as this copy. All of these texts are damaged at some point during the printings(s), and all, including the one on page 242, are found in endless random combinations. At some point, two words were altered: at page 156.2 up "thirteenth" was corrected to "sixteenth" - this copy has the uncorrected "thirteenth" -and on page 330.16 up "Eastern" was corrected to "eastern" - this copy has the uncorrected listing. These changes could distinguish between two printings, but may only distinguish between two later printings. The states of the plates can be guessed at, but if multiple plates were used or mixing of sheets took place (as is clear from surviving copies) they should be viewed with caution.Condition:Professionally re-backed; page ends renewed, corners bumped, former owner's name on front end paper dated March 27, 1872. Over all a very good copy.

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        The WONDERS Of YOSEMITE VALLEY And Of CALIFORNIA

      Boston:: Alexander Moore,. 1872.. 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.. Original publisher&#39;s purple cloth, with elaborate black & gilt stamping to front board & spine. Back board stamped in blind only. Bevelled edges. AEG. Yellow eps.. Spine & board edges sunned. Modern poi to ffep inked-out. Usual. light foxing to paper, though photographs clear & sharp. Withal, a. solid VG copy.. The work based on the author&#39;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. . 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.

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        THE EUSTACE DIAMONDS

      1872 - A Novel. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1872. 4 pp preliminary undated ads. Original green cloth. First Edition (Harper's one-volume edition was published in October 1872; the London three-decker, dated 1873, came out two months later, in December 1872). This is Trollope's tale about the adventuress Lizzie Greystock -- "the very beautiful, superficially clever and completely selfish daughter of an admiral who was no credit whatever to the British Navy" [Gerould]. She trapped wealthy Sir Florian Eustace into marrying her just before he died, and so came into possession of a diamond necklace -- which she claimed he had given her but his relatives claimed as an heirloom. But then the necklace was stolen not once but twice, or was it actually? As a "Palliser" novel, it includes many of the same characters who had been in CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? and in PHINEAS FINN.~This is a clean, bright copy, near-fine with only very light shelf-wear at the extremities. THE EUSTACE DIAMONDS is one of the most sought-after (and expensive) American editions of Trollope, due to its definite precedence over the British edition. See Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 39. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        EREWHON

      1872. London: Trubner & Co., 1872. Original terra-cotta cloth decorated in black, beveled. First Edition of Butler&#39;s first novel (published at his own expense and according to him consisting of only 750 copies). This is a masterpiece of satire -- "the wittiest and most penetrating satire in English since the days of Swift" [K&H]. The result of Butler&#39;s five years working as a sheep farmer in New Zealand, this is the tale of an anti-technological utopian society called "Erewhon" (roughly Nowhere" backwards), where machines have been banned for many years.~His [the narrator Higgs&#39;s] description represents Butler&#39;s attack on the mental and moral stagnation and hypocrisy he found in England, and on his society&#39;s attitudes to crime, religion, and the rearing of children.~This is a very good copy, with slight wear at the spine ends; this has become a tough title to find in much better condition. Hoppé 5.

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        The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French

      Edinburgh: Printed for Ballantyne and Co. for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green,, 1872. With a Preliminary View of the French Revolution. By the author of "Waverley". In nine volumes. 9 volumes, small octavo (182 × 115 mm). Contemporary tan half calf, black morocco label, roll to bands, marbled boards, blue endpapers, marbled edges. Engraved frontispiece of the author. Small ownership signature to top of title pages, some occasional foxing and browning, spines a little rubbed, a very good set. An attractively bound set.

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        THE EUSTACE DIAMONDS

      1872. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1872. 4 pp preliminary undated ads. Original green cloth. First Edition (Harper&#39;s one-volume edition was published in October 1872; the London three-decker, dated 1873, came out two months later, in December 1872). This is Trollope&#39;s tale about the adventuress Lizzie Greystock -- "the very beautiful, superficially clever and completely selfish daughter of an admiral who was no credit whatever to the British Navy" [Gerould]. She trapped wealthy Sir Florian Eustace into marrying her just before he died, and so came into possession of a diamond necklace -- which she claimed he had given her but his relatives claimed as an heirloom. But then the necklace was stolen not once but twice, or was it actually?... As a "Palliser" novel, it includes many of the same characters who had been in CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? and in PHINEAS FINN.~This is a clean, bright copy, nearly fine with only the slightest of shelfwear at the extremities. THE EUSTACE DIAMONDS is one of the most sought-after (and expensive) American edition of Trollope, due to its definite precedence over the British edition. See Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 39.

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        Can the Law Reach Him?-The Dwarf and the Giant Thief

      1872. Nast, Thomas [1840-1902]. [Tweed, William M., "Boss" (1823-1878)]. Can the Law Reach Him?-The Dwarf and the Giant Thief. New York: Harper&#39;s Weekly, January 6, 1872. Attractively glazed and matted 15" x 10" woodcut in handsome 24" x 30" wooden frame, small plaque to center of bottom. Light rubbing to frame, light even toning to background of image. An attractive piece. * This is one of Nast&#39;s famous editorial cartoons from Harper&#39;s Weekly. An infamous figure in New York City history, Tweed exploited his position as a political leader to amass immense wealth and power. He was a symbol of corruption and the target of urban political reformers. One of these was Nast, who chronicled Tweed&#39;s activities in a series of cartoons in Harper&#39;s Weekly from 1870 to 1873. Some of the greatest editorial cartoons of the nineteenth-century, and important models for later cartoonists, they played a key role in Tweed&#39;s downfall.

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        WILFRID CUMBERMEDE (Triple-Decker)

      London: Hurst & Blackett, 1872. Three volumes, first editions, 19 x 12.5cm (large 16mos), in publisher's violet sand-grain cloth w/black titles & borders to fr. covers, gilt titles & black borders to spines, a.e. untrimmed, chocolate ep.s, [i-v] vi, [1] 2-320; [i-v] vi, [1] 2-326; & [i-v] vi, [1] 2-291 [292] pp., +[i-ii], 1-16 pp. publ. cat. to rear of Vol. III. Printed by MacDonald & Tugwell, London. With a leaf from "The Saturday Review" (20 Jan. 1872, pp.91-92) loosely-inserted into Vol. III. Bindings Good (Vol. I canted, spines darkened, extremities moderately bumped & rubbed, & lt. stains to covers); contents Near-Fine (a few sections sl. proud). Wolff 4311, Shaberman 47 ("Greville MacDonald ... believed that Ruskin's courtship of Rose La Touche is reflected in [this] novel").

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        A Home for the Industrious of All Nations. Oregon and Her Resources: From Personal Observation and Investigation

      San Francisco, CA: A. L. Bancroft & Co., Printers and Lithographers. Very Good-. 1872. First Edition. Original Wraps. First Edition in Very Good- condition with edgewear, chipping, soiling, previous owner&#39;s stamp to upper front wrap and label to inner front cover. Tipped in errata slip. Illus. Map. Original printed wrappers; Eberstadt Cat 103: 223: &#39;Rise and progress, soil, sheep and wool, livestock, ranching, fisheries, mines and minerals, timberlands, water power, railways, fish and game, commerce, etc. " The map was only issued in a few copies. Not in Howes, Graff or Adams; Ex-Libris .

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        Fairy Tales

      London: Sampson Low Marson and Searle. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Some rubbing and wear to leather spine and corners. Reinforced inner hinges. Light spotting to prelims. Closed tear to title page and with some discreet repairs to page edges throughout (none impinging on plates). One loose plate (&#39;the Witch in the Cherry Garden&#39;). Occasional light thumb-markings - otherwise a clean bright copy. 1872. Reprint. Half-leather cover. 94pp + plates :: Illustrated with 12 full page chromolithographic plates after E.V.B. [Eleanor Vere Boyle] :: 310mm x 260mm (12" x 10") :: Exquisitely illustrated edition of Hans Andersen&#39;s Fairy Tales. Comprises: &#39;The Wild Swans&#39;; &#39;The Ugly Duckling&#39;; &#39;The Fellow Traveller&#39;; &#39;The Little Mermaid&#39;; &#39;Thumbkinetta&#39;; &#39;The Angel&#39;; &#39;The Garden of Paradise&#39;; &#39;The Snow Queen&#39; .

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        POOR MISS FINCH

      1872. A Novel. In Three Volumes. London: Richard Bentley and Sons, 1872. 1 page Vol I undated ads. Original blue cloth decorated in black. First Edition of this Wilkie Collins tale, in which he deals with two "infirmities" that were much in the news in his day -- blindness and epilepsy. 21-year-old Lucilla Finch, blind since just after birth, lives with her father, her stepmother and their 14 children (with Lucilla&#39;s inheritance from her mother providing much of the family income). She falls in love with kind Oscar Dubourg -- who is attacked and, from a blow to the head, develops epilepsy -- the only known cure for which is silver nitrate, which turns the skin very dark blue. Lucilla is put in touch with the eccentric German oculist Herr Grosse, who performs an operation that restores her sight -- which proves to be a very mixed blessing. Meanwhile Oscar&#39;s devious twin brother, identical except that he has darker skin, has designs on Lucilla and her inheritance, and, well you get the idea. Lucilla&#39;s sense of touch wins out in the end... (Collins had to add a footnote to the second edition, stating that Herr Grosse was fictional and thus was unavailable to cure others&#39; blindness.)~ The primary binding for this three-decker is purple-brown cloth decorated in black; these first-edition sheets are in the second binding of blue cloth decorated in black, without Bentley&#39;s name at the foot of the spines (still a publisher&#39;s original binding, with decorative boards and decorative gilt fonts).~ Condition is near-fine, with very little wear (the slightest of rubbing at the extremities, a couple of the original endpapers slightly cracked, one tiny rear-cover dent that also makes an impression on the last few leaves). This is the only first edition of POOR MISS FINCH that we have ever offered, in our 30+ years of doing business; the fact that the fastidious collector Natalie Blair put her "Blairhame" bookplates in this set shows that she too never encountered a decent set in the first binding. Gasson pp 124-125; Sadleir (Excursions) page 143; Parrish & Miller pp 83-85. Housed in a cloth slipcase with leather label.

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        Babbage's Calculating Machine; or Difference Engine

      London,: Science and Art Department of the Educational Division of the South Kensington Museum, 1872.. Octavo, [ii]. 8 pp. with a wood-engraved frontispiece illustrating "a small portion of Mr Babbage's Difference Engine"; original printed grey wrappers. Rare description of Charles Babbage's first proto-computer, written and illustrated by his oldest son, following the inventor's death late in 1871. Benjamin Herschel Babbage, engineer, scientist and explorer, was a significant figure in South Australia from the 1850s. Babbage's Calculating Machine was subsequently moved to the London Science Museum.Norman, Origins of Cyberspace, 96.

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        Grundlagen der Geometrie.1899.

      A fine copy of this milestone in which Hilbert laid the foundation for the modern treatment of Euclidean geometry. Landmarks Writings in Western Mathematics, no. 55; Parkinson, Breakthroughs, p. 441. "In mathematics it was this influential work that led by its axiomatic method to a new thinking in all mathematical fields in the 20th century. In addition, following in the traces of Euclid, it became the classical textbook for geometry in educating mathematicians and mathematics teachers for nearly the whole century." (Michael Toepell in Landmarks). <br/><br/> "For over two millennia there was only one geometry - Euclidean. Since it was assumed to represent self-evident truths, namely those of the real world, it was believed to be the only possible geometry. The nineteenth century saw the rise of several new geometries: projective, non-Euclidean (both hyperbolic and elliptic), Riemannian, and algebraic. Some order in the nature of geometry, including an examination of the foundations of the various geometries, was called for. Klein's answer was given in his Erlangen Program of 1872. Another approach was to axiomatize some of the geometries. This was done by Pasch in 1882 for projective geometry and soon thereafter by Peano for Euclidean geometry. Both of their approaches, however, had important shortcomings as far as Hilbert was concerned: they tied their axioms to a physical reality, did not examine independence (in Peano's case) and consistency, and did not focus on the important issue of continuity in geometry.<br/><br/> "Euclid's presentation of geometry was found to be deficient in several ways. For one, it possessed deductive gaps in the reasoning because it lacked several types of axioms. Moreover, the notions of point, line, and plane were <i>defined</i>, but the definitions were logically unsustainable. In his classic <i>Grundlagen der Geometrie</i> (<i>Foundations of Geometry</i>) of 1899 Hilbert gave an axiomatization of Euclidean geometry which remedied these deficiencies: it contained 20 axioms (including axioms of order and continuity) as against Euclid's five, and it viewed 'point,' 'line,' and 'plane' as <i>undefined concepts</i> - nowadays called 'primitive terms.' <br/><br/> "But Hilbert's aim went beyond giving a more comprehensive set of axioms than Euclid's. Here is Weyl on the topic: <br/><br/> '<i>It is one thing to build up geometry on sure foundations, another to inquire into the logical structure of the edifice thus erected. If I am not mistaken, Hilbert is the first who moves freely on this higher 'metageometric' level: systematically he studies the mutual independence of his axioms [and their (relative) consistency]. . . . His method is the <i>construction of models</i>. [Models to establish the independence of Euclid's parallel axiom were given in the mid-nineteenth century.] </i><br/><br/> "Hilbert's models were algebraic. Interesting ideas on the interplay of algebra and geometry were pursued. He would deal with other 'meta' issues, such as (absolute) consistency and completeness, in the broader context of mathematics as a whole. <br/><br/> "The early twentieth century saw the vigorous reemergence, after more than 2,000 years of near dormancy, of the axiomatic method, this time also in areas beyond geometry. Hilbert was very influential in this movement toward abstraction and axiomatization. His <i>Foundations of Geometry</i> attracted worldwide attention as soon as it was published (in 1899); the ninth edition appeared in 1962. <br/><br/> "It is important to note that Hilbert's axiomatics is not Euclid's. To Euclid axioms were self-evident truths, describing an existing reality. To Hilbert they were neither self-evident nor true. They were <i>assumptions</i> about <i>undefined terms</i>, which might be considered to be <i>implicitly</i> defined by the axioms. No truth-value was associated with the axioms. Hilbert's celebrated statement that 'Itmust be possible to replace in all geometric statements the words <i>point, line, plane</i> by <i>table, chair, mug</i>' makes it starkly clear how his axiomatics differs from Euclid's. The Greeks would have been shocked!" (Kleiner, Excursions in the History of Mathematics, pp. 331-332).. Published in the festschrift volume marking the unveiling of the statue to Gauss and Wilhelm Weber in Göttingen, pp. 1-92, the entire volume offered here. A very fine copy in the original half cloth over marbled baords with printed paper spine label. Rare in such good condition

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        LEAVES OF GRASS; PASSAGE TO INDIA; AFTER ALL NOT TO CREATE ONLY;

      Author, Electrotyped By Smith and McDougal. Good with no dust jacket. 1872 [1871]. Hardcover. POETRY; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; vi, 7-384, 1-120-1-14 pages; LEAVES OF GRASS; PASSAGE TO INDIA 1872 [1870]; AFTER ALL NOT TO CREATE ONLY [ September 1871]; bound in one volume. Rebound with original blanks. Contents with interior binding cracks and occasional pencil notations light aging. Humidity stain visible on extreme text block fore-edge not visible when book is opened. BAL 21407; BAL 21407; Shay, p.23. Early and first editions. .

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        Meridiana - Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa

      Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, UK 1872 - London, Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1873 [1872]. Hardback first edition and first impression, believed to be a 'deluxe' edition carrying bevelled edges to the boards. Original blue cloth with gold gilt. AEG. A near fine copy with bumping to the spine tips, a neat, but lengthy gift inscription dated 1872, some bubbling to the front pastedown and the rear hinge is weakening. Printer's sticker to rear pastedown as expected. All in all a very nice copy with bright boards and gilt. Three Englishmen, Three Russians and a local bushman take to the Kalahari to measure the arc of the meridian, but things take a turn for the worse when the British and the Russians declare war. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Faune des vertébrés de la Suisse, volume III : Histoire naturelle des Reptiles et des Batraciens.

      - Genève et Bâle, H. Georg, Libraire-Editeur, 1872, 1 volume de 165x235 mm environ 603 pages, xii pages (appendice au volume I), cartonnage moderne avec dos toilé vert portant titres dorés, premier plat d'origine conservé. Contient 5 planches, dont 3 en couleurs, et 4 dessins originaux (dont 3 en couleurs). Légères rousseurs, sinon bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lives of the Queens of England

      73 - London - Bell and Dalby, 1872 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A set of Agnes&#39; Strickland&#39;s historical biographies on the Queens of England, including her two-volume biography of Mary Queen of Scots. Spine labels could be professionally removed with little effort. A new edition, carefully revised and augmented. Agnes Strickland (19 August 17968 July 1874) was an English historical writer and poet. Her chief works are Lives of the Queens of England from the Norman Conquest, and Lives of the Queens of Scotland, and English Princesses, etc. . (8 vols. , 18501859), Lives of the Bachelor Kings of England (1861), and Letters of Mary Queen of Scots, in some of which she was assisted by her sister Elisabeth. Strickland&#39;s researches were laborious and conscientious, and she remains a useful source. With frontispieces to each volume, and folding facsimile to Volume I of Life of Mary Queen of Scots. Including biographies of Elizabeth Woodville, Matilda of Flanders, Isablla of France, Elizabeth I and Catharine of Braganza. Complete in eight volumes (six and two). With monastic bookplates to front pastedowns. Condition: In half-calf bindings with marbled boards. Exterally sound, though rubbed, with labels to the spines. Internally, firmly bound. Library labelsto front pastedowns. Some offsetting from frontispieces to title pages. Pages have the occasional patch of foxing and handling marks throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Die Keilinschriften und das Alte Testament [bound with] Chrestomathie Ottomane : precedee de tableaux grammaticaux et suivie d&#39;un glossaire turc-francais [bound with] Die Erfreuung der Geister von &#39;Omar Ben-Suleman

      [Giessen : J. Richer&#39;sche, 1872 ; Berlin : Reimer, 1854 ; Leipzig : Vogel, 1848], 1848. 1st Edition in this form. Description: 3v. in 1: (vii, 385p., xxxvii, 163p.,, viii, 96p.) : 1 fold. map, 1 fold. table ; 21cm. Subjects: Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc -- Cuneiform inscriptions ; Ottoman turkish language -- Turkish language -- Readers -- Grammar -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc. ; Philosophy, Arab. Languages: German ; French, Ottoman turkish ; German, Ottoman Turkish. Good copy in a contemporary binding of green leather-backed, marble boards. Gilt titles and blind tooling to spine. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Minor, scattered, marginal foxing. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression.

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        Les Soldats de la République. L'Armee Française en Campagne. (Souvenirs du siège de Paris).

      Paris, Bureau d'Eclipse, [um 1872]. - Kolor. Titelblatt und 31 kolor. lithogr. Tafeln. Lose in Originalmappe mit montiertem, wdh. Titelblatt. Reste von Bindebändern. Folio (262:338 mm). Mappenwerk des belgischen Zeichners und Karikaturisten Draner (Anagramm für Renard; 1833-1926), der ab 1861 in Paris lebte und neben seiner Arbeit für diverse Zeitschriften auch Theater- und Opernkostüme entwarf und mehrere Alben mit Bildern zum Militärleben veröffentlichte. "Draner interessiert sich stofflich vor allem für das Militär" (Thieme/B.). Die Tafeln zeigen die verschiedenen Soldaten der französischen Armee um 1870 ("Officier de Turcos", "Dragons", "Artillerie", "Chasseur d'Afrique" etc.). - Die Mappe leicht bestoßen; Titel und Ränder gering gebräunt bzw. vereinzelt unbedeutend fleckig. Vgl. Thieme/Becker IX, 540.

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        The Principles of Scientific Management

      New York and London: Harper & Brothers. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION, scarce private first printing, "for confidential circulation among the members of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers with the compliments of the author" of Taylor&#39;s masterpiece that transformed methods of factory production. PMM 403. Frederick Winslow Taylor, American inventor and engineer, "is known as the father of scientific management. His system of industrial management has influenced the development of virtually every country enjoying the benefits of modern industry" (Britannica). Taylor "was the originator of what he called &#39;scientific management&#39;, now known as &#39;time and motion study&#39;. His system was based on what he estimated to be a fair day&#39;s work and the best means of ensuring such a standard of production. He was interested in any factor that hindered or helped in attaining this end, and besides studying factory conditions and methods in great detail he was responsible for fundamental changes in machinery and machine tools" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 403). Taylor "entered Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire in 1872, where he led his class scholastically. After passing the entrance examination for Harvard, he was forced to abandon plans for matriculation, as his eyesight had deteriorated from night study. With sight restored in 1875, he was apprenticed to learn the trades of patternmaker and machinist at the Enterprise Hydraulic Works in Philadelphia. Three years later he went to the Midvale Steel Company, where, starting as a machine shop labourer, he became successively shop clerk, machinist, gang boss, foreman, maintenance foreman, head of the drawing office, and chief engineer. "In 1881, at 25, he introduced time study at the Midvale plant. The profession of time study was founded on the success of this project, which also formed the basis of Taylor&#39;s subsequent theories of management science. Essentially, Taylor suggested that production efficiency in a shop or factory could be greatly enhanced by close observation of the individual worker and elimination of waste time and motion in his operation. Though the Taylor system provoked resentment and opposition from labour when carried to extremes, its value in rationalizing production was indisputable and its impact on the development of mass-production techniques immense... "Taylor retired at 45 but continued to devote time and money to promote the principles of scientific management through lectures at universities and professional societies" (Britannica). The Principles of Scientific Management, published privately for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1911, provided a comprehensive account of Taylor&#39;s revolutionary ideas. Extremely influential, the Principles was frequently reprinted, enjoying a wide circulation both domestically and worldwide, where it was translated throughout Europe. PMM 403. Norman 2059. Books That Changed America 17. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1911. Octavo, original gilt-stamped green cloth. Only slight wear to binding. An exceptional copy, particularly rare in this condition.

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        Modern Turkey

      London: Hurst and Blackett,, 1872. Octavo (213 × 134 mm). Contemporary half calf, red morocco label, shallow bands with single gilt rule, compartments gilt with vase centre-tool and floral corner-pieces, marbled sides, endpapers, and edges. Bound with the half-title. A little light rubbing, pale toning, overall very good. First edition. Farley was chief accountant at the Ottoman Bank&#39;s Beirut branch for two years 1856-8, before being appointed "accountant-general of the state bank of Turkey at Constantinople, which subsequently merged with the Imperial Ottoman Bank &#133; set up in 1863 with British, French, and Ottoman shareholders and directors, under the protection of the sultan and his government. It was the government bank with sole rights of note issue. British and French government involvement was also considerable, and the bank was a political as much as a financial institution. From this time onward, and from his advantageous position within the bank, Farley was a keen student of Turkish affairs, and gained a wide knowledge of its people and rulers, as well as of its trade and financial condition" (ODNB) Here he offers advice on "the benefits to health that may be derived from residence in Syria"; an account of the Empress Eugénie&#39;s visit to Constantinople; and in the third part of the volume a survey of Turkey in terms of its finances, the Stock Exchange, its products - agricultural, fisheries, mines and oil - and its infrastructure, roads, railways, dock and harbours. An uncommon book, very seldom encountered in sound condition, this a very pretty copy. Later armorial bookplate of Charles Awdry, a partner in the W.H. Smiths, to the front pastedown.

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        The Story of the Good Little Boy Who Did Not Prosper

      1872. In: NAST&#39;S ILLUSTRATED ALMANAC FOR 1873. New York: Harper & Brothers, (1872). 8 pp undated ads. Original tan pictorial wrappers. First Appearance of this amusing tale of "the good little boy who did the best he could, but didn&#39;t come out according to the books." This almanac, and this story, are profusely illustrated by the great comic and political illustrator of the day, Thomas Nast. Though this is the almanac for 1873, it was published in October 1872; Twain&#39;s tale would not appear in book form until it was included in his 1875 volume SKETCHES NEW AND OLD.~This is a very good copy, with a one-inch chip out of a corner of the rear wrapper (barely affecting Nast&#39;s illustration there). There is other minor edge-wear, and a bit of transparent tape at the spine ends. In all, quite collectible condition for such a fragile, transient piece. Blanck 3346.

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        The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray, Cabinet Edition, 22 Volumes

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co, 1872. Cabinet Edition. Hardcover. Good Some pages in various books are loosening but binding is not compromised, and is surprisingly well preserved. Spine ends of all volumes have some rubbing and chipping. Overall condition is actually very good in terms of antiquarian standards/No dust jacket. 20.5 mm x 14.5 mm. Preliminaries of earlier edition (possibly first) published by Smith, Elder & Co., London, are bound in at the front of some volumes. These include the engraving-illustrated frontispiece, tissue paper, and title page, also illustrated with an engraving. Illustrations in some volumes are by author; some volumes are illustrated by others. Handsome, cinnamon-brown cloth, gilt-lettered spine and gilt illustration of Thackeray's bust, front cover. Dark brown end papers. No indication is given whether this is the complete set. Christie's Collectors Guides: How to Buy Rare Books By William Rees-Mogg suggests that one may prefer to put together a less-expensive, interestingly difficult collection of the secondary, clothbound "book-form" issues (such as this) rather than collecting the originally issued "parts", in paper wraps. Dates of publication range from to 1871 To 1872. The Cabinet Editions were issued as a way to sell more books to the masses. As is characteristic of these, they were put together cheaply. The uniqueness of this offering is that they are rare in this quantity as an ensemble, and in this condition. Includes (alphabetized by omitting the word "The") Adventures of Philip, volume 1 and 2; Ballads and Tales; Barry Lynden; Book of Snobs; Burlesques; Catherine: a Story, Little Travels, The Fitz-Boodle Papers, ETC. ETC., in one volume; The Christmas Books of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh, Mrs. Perkins's Ball, and other stories in one volume; Dennis Duval, Lovel the Widower, and other stories, in one volume; The Four Georges: Sketches of Manners, Morals, Court, and Town Life and the English Humorists of the Eighteenth Century in one volume; History of Henry Esmond; History of the Pendennis, volumes 1 and 2; Irish Sketch Book; The Newcomes volume 1 and 2; The Paris Sketch Book; Vanity Fair, volumes 1 and 2; Roundabout Papers (from the Cornhill Magazine), to which is added The Second Funeral of Napoleon; The Virginians volumes 1 and 2. In the book The Four Georges, the oval, sepia-colored, portrait engraving of George IV is bound in upside down and mislocated in the section on George III. Thus, the portrait of George III is missing, but the portraits of the other 3 Georges are included.

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        Fallas do Throno Desde o Anno de 1823 Ate o Anno de 1872

      1872. [Brazil]. [Congresso Nacional]. Fallas do Throno Desde o Anno de 1823 Ate o Anno de 1872, Acompanhados dos Respectivos Votos de Gracas da Camara Temporaria e de Differentes Informacoes e Esclarecimentos Colligidas na Secretaria da Camara dos Srs. Deputados. Rio de Janeiro: Typographia Nacional, 1872. 647, 98, 8, vi pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary quarter morocco over marbled boards, raised bands and gilt title to spine, later (?) patterned endpapers. Some rubbing to extremities with wear to corners, partial crack to text block between pp. 16 and 17. Some toning to text, light foxing in places, internally clean. * First edition. This scarce volume is the only one that contains a complete record of the debates and votes that led to the establishment of Brazil&#39;s first constitution of 1824 (the Imperial Constitution, in force until 1889). OCLC locates 3 copies in North American law libraries (Catholic University, Harvard, Library of Congress).

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        Om Arternes Oprindelse ved Kvalitetsvalg eller ved de heldigst stillede Formers Sejr i Kampen for Tilværelsen.

      Kjøbenhavn, Thieles bogtrykkeri, 1872. 1.danske oversættelse. 605 s. Indbunden halvlæder med gulddekoreret ryg.. Let kantslid og enkelte gulplettede sider - dog et yderst pænt og sundt eks. Oversat af J.P. Jacobsen efter originalens 5.udgave (On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection). (Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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

      London: W.H.J. Carter, 1872., 1872. First edition. 8vo; pp. xiv, (4), 301. Publisher&#39;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&#39;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. &#39;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&#39;s rubber-bearing tree, Hevea brasiliensis, in 1876. These he accompanied to the Kew&#39;s Royal Botanic Gardens from where seedlings were dispatched to Malasia, Africa, Batavia, and other tropical destinations, thus dooming the Amazonian rubber boom. As a direct result Malaya (now Malaysia) was soon to become the biggest producer of rubber. An important and rare text - the first we have seen in 10 years - let alone with such an inscription.

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        The Origin of Species by means of natural selection,

      London: John Murray,, 1872. or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. Sixth edition, with additions and corrections. (Eleventh thousand.) Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered gilt, covers stamped in blind with four-line outer border, blind rules at head and tail of spine, brown endpapers. Folding diagram facing p. 91. Ownership ink stamp to front free endpaper. Cloth a little rubbed at extremities with some small white spots and loss of size, hinges repaired, a little spotting to edges of text block. An excellent copy. First issue of the sixth edition. Darwin constantly revised each edition, and it is in this issue of the Origin that the word "evolution" occurs for the first time. It had been used in the first edition of The Descent of Man the previous year, but not before in this work. Other additions were a new chapter, VII, and a glossary compiled by W. S. Dallas.

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        COSTUMES USOS E TRAJOS DE TODOS OS POVOS DO MUNDO EM FACE DE DOCUMENTOS AUTHENTICOS E DAS MAIS RECENTES VIAGENS

      Lisbon. 1872-1878.. Five volumes. 421,[2]; 439,[5]; 539,[10]; 538,[10]; 473,[5]pp. plus several hundred color plates. Contemporary half brown morocco, gilt- stamped spine. Small bookplate on each front pastedown, contemporary ownership signature on each titlepage. Slight foxing on edges of text block, but internally quite clean and bright. Very good. Portuguese edition of a work first appearing in French between 1843 and 1844. Published under the pseudonym of Auguste Wahlen, the original edition contains four volumes ("Asia," "Océanie," "Afrique/Amérique," and "Europe"). This edition contains a fifth volume covering both Asia and India. The color plates depict indigenous peoples of all locales in their native dress. Though the costumes of those people outside Europe appear quite accurate, the ethnic features of the models are more than slightly westernized. In addition to the many color plates, each volume includes copious textual matter relating to the history, economy, and other specifics about the five regions. In all, an excellent and rare color plate book of world culture. This edition is not in Hiler.

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        Villa Cahn am Rhein." Villa Cahn. Nach Plänen des hannoverschen Architekten Edwin Oppler für den jüdischen Bankier Albert Cahn errichtete Villa am Rhein. Ansicht vom Rhein aus, Ansicht von Süden. Sammlung von 2 Blättern

      Lithographien mit Tonplatte von W. Loeillot, Berlin aus Zeitschrift des Archit. und Ingen. Vereins Hannover 1872. 30x34.5 cm. und 30,5 x 26 cm. Zusammen - Dabei: Durchschnitt der Villa. Photolithographie ebenso. 24 x 20 cm. Zusammen 3 Blätter.Albert Cahn, Bankier in Bonn, ließ 1867 - 1872 die Villa am Rhein errichten. Sie kam später durch Erbschaft in den Besitz der Familie Leser, die das Haus 1970 verkaufte.

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        MUSAICI CRISTIANI E SAGGI DEI PAVIMENTI DELLE CHIESE DI ROMA ANTERIORI SL DECOLO XV TAVOLE CROMO-LITOGRAFICHE CON CENNI STORICI E CRITICI DEL COMMENDATORE GIO. BATTISTA DI ROSSI CON TRADUZIONE FRANCESE [MOSAICS IN THE CHURCHES OF ROME] [LBC]

      Rome, Italy: Libreria Spithover Di Guglielmo Haas. Good with no dust jacket. 1872-1899. First Edition. Hardcover. Rome; RELIGION; Churches; Art, Italian; Art, Religious; Mosaics; chroma lithographs chromolithographs; Elephant Folio 23" ; MUSAICI CRISTIANI E SAGGI DEI PAVIMENTi DELLE CHIESE DI ROMA ANTERIORI SL DECOLO XV TAVOLE CROMO-LITOGRAFICHE CON CENNI STORICI E CRITICI DEL COMMENDATORE GIO. BATTISTA DI ROSSI CON TRADUZIONE FRANCESE [MOSAICS IN THE CHURCHES OF ROME]. First published in series of 27 fascicle monographs between 1872 and 1899. A collection of 58 sheets of plates about 21 x 27" on heavy paper, uncollated. Appears at least substantially complete. Some toned, some shallowly frayed edges, generally VG. Also the text volume [ includes some sepia plates], unpaginated, Italian Language, very bright white rag paper, VG about 150pp. This apparently describes the plates, appears complete but not collated, Library of Congress copy has 53 plates. Loose in a worn folder with ties as published. This is a massive book both In size and weight [about 40-50lb shipping wt]. No other copies found in auction records or for sale. .

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

      London : John Murray, 1872. 3rd Edition. Physical description: 9 v. 18cm. Subjects: Catholic Church -- Christianity -- History -- Religion -- Church history. Physical description: 9 v. 18cm. Subjects: Catholic Church -- Christianity -- History -- Religion -- Church history.

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        An Extraordinary Album of 36 Original Watercolour and Gouache Paintings of a Woman, Probably Spanish

      1872. () Very good. Quarto. Leather album (11 X 9 inches)with heavily gilt decorated front board. The album has the initials D.R.F. In metal on the front board. 36 watercolours ( 5 X 3.5 inches) with Gouache mounted one to a page. A little minor soiling otherwise in very nice condition. The watercolours depict the same women performing various activites, frequently wearing period Spanish or South American clothes. The women was possibly a dancer and was certainly Catholic. Subjects include: croquet, holding a fan, dancing ballet, ice skating, walking, at prayer, in riding cloths, archery, playing the guitar, mountain climbing, at the theatre, punting, and a number in various costumes. Although naive, the album is very charming..

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        The Golden Lion of Granpere

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 18, Catherine Street, 1872 - "- not only Trollope's best shorter book, but one of the most charming idylls in English literature" (Walpole) First edition. Sm 8vo. iv, 353, [1] pp., + 16 pp. catalogue dated May, 1872. Publisher's red-brown cloth (first binding). Light shelf wear and rubbing to covers, front hinge split, generally sound otherwise. Sadleir, Trollope 38; Wolff 6778 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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