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        Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals with photographic and other illustrations

      London: John Murray, 1872. First edition, second issue. original green cloth, gilt lettering, blind stamped sides, black endpapers. Upper hinge cracked, some slight spotting. A very good copy. 8vo. (135 x 195mm), pp. vi, 374,4 adverts. With 7 heliotype prints (3 of which are folded) and 21 woodcuts in the text.Ownership inscription in pencil at top of title page. Freeman 1142

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        Roughing It

      Hartford: American Publishing Company: 1872. 591,[1]pp. plus seven plates including extra frontis. Illus. Publisher's three-quarter morocco, spine gilt. Extremities rubbed. First two plates and titlepage loose. Minor toning. About very good. First American edition, first state. The first English edition was issued a week prior to the first American edition. "Valuable as an autobiographical chapter in the author's life and as a vivid portrayal of Nevada mining life in the '60s" - Howes. Howes C481; BAL 3337.

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        Through the Looking-Glass

      London - Macmillan and Co, 1872 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first impression of the first edition of this much-loved tale. With the misprint of 'wade' for 'wabe' on page 21. The themes and settings of Through the Looking-Glass make it a kind of mirror image of Wonderland: the first book begins outdoors, in the warm month of May (4 May), uses frequent changes in size as a plot device, and draws on the imagery of playing cards; the second opens indoors on a snowy, wintry night exactly six months later, on 4 November (the day before Guy Fawkes Night), uses frequent changes in time and spatial directions as a plot device, and draws on the imagery of chess. In it, there are many mirror themes, including opposites, time running backwards, and so on. With John Tenniel's charming illustrations and a publisher's catalogue to rear. Condition: Expertly rebound in a half morocco binding with marbled paper-covered boards and gilt decoration to spine. Externally, lovely condition. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright. A couple of the illustrations have been faintly coloured with crayon. Scattered foxing and occasional marks throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There

      Boston and New York: Lee & Shepard; Lee, Shepard, and Dillingham, 1872. First US edition. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. 8vo. (xii),224,(i)pp. Original publisher's green cloth blocked in gilt on the boards with vignettes of the Red (front) and White (rear) Queens within triple gilt borders; spine title in gilt with an ornament and, at the base, the Lee and Shepard monogram. Chocolate brown coated endpapers. Illustrated by John Tenniel. With the Macmillan device on the page facing the contents. First state, with "wade" in the second line of "Jabberwocky", p. 21. Williams, Madan & Green report, No. 87, this as the first American edition, using Macmillan plates but with a rearrangement of the preliminary leaves and no advertisements at the end. Macmillan also published an American edition in 1872. Both the Macmillan and Lee & Shepard issues were in the usual red cloth used for the Alice books; our copy is in the publisher's scarce green sand-grain cloth binding. Light wear to the edges; the front free endpaper was replaced at an early date with similar paper; one signature stands proud; small neat repair to the rear hinge; occasional light soil and staining, else a very good copy.

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND [together with] THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (2 volumes, both Presentation Copies)

      London: Macmillan, 1872. Presentation copies of two of the most important books in children's literature. The ALICE is inscribed in Dodgson's hand, "Violet Mary Ann Eliza Molyneux, from the Author. Sep. 18, 1873." LOOKING GLASS is inscribed, "Agnes Elizabeth Sophia Molyneux from the Author. Sep. 18, 1873." These are the A. Edward Newton copies that were sold by Parke-Bernet Galleries in New York, April 16-18, 1941, Lot # 336. The AAIW, inscribed to Violet, is the 37th thousand, in the original Macmillan red cloth and is about very good (hinges are cracking). The TTLG, inscribed to Agnes, is the 29th thousand and is in similar condition. Newton's Oak Knoll bookplates are on the front pastedowns, and those of Roger Hawes West on the front free endpapers. They are housed in a magnificent solander box custom made by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Edward Wakeling, editor of Lewis Carroll's diaries, has affirmed that the presentations are genuine, and he suggests that the books were probably sent by Carroll from Guildford because the presentations are in black ink (books he signed in London were almost always inscribed in purple ink). In his diary on September 16, 1873, Carroll noted: "Went to hear the 'infant pianistes,' Agnes and Violet Molyneux, and was quite charmed with their performance. Left a note for Mrs. Molyneux offering Alice's Adventures." Wakeling indicates that Carroll visited the family the next day and states that "this appears to be his only contact with them. An extensive search of census records and registers of performing artists has failed to locate them." We have found a reference to the Molyneux sisters in the July 5, 1875 issue of The Musical World, reporting a piano recital they performed at the Beethoven Rooms on May 27, 1875. The September 25, 1875 issue of The Musical World reports another concert by the sisters at the Royal Aquarium in Brighton. Although one of Carroll's maternal great grandmothers was Jane Molyneux, there is no evidence that he was related to the sisters.. INSCRIBED & SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Early Printings. Hardcover. Collectible-Very Good. Illus. by John Tenniel. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Red Cloth Covered Boards.

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      London: MacMillan. Very Good- with no dust jacket 1872. 32nd thousand. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; 8vo .

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        The Wonders of the Yosemite Valley, and of California

      Boston: Alexander Moore, Lee and Shepard, 1872. Second Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/No jacket, as issued. John Muir's first contribution in a book. [iii-x], xi-xii, 12-79 pages. 10 small, mounted albumen photographs with tissue guards, two maps, three in-text illustrations. Red decorative borders on each page. Mulberry cloth, with the title decoratively stamped in gilt and black on the front board and in blind on the rear cover. All edges gilt. A combination travelogue of a train journey from Omaha to Yosemite and a natural history of the valley, which is noteworthy for two reasons: the inclusion of ten small albumen photographs and John Muir's first appearance in a book. The albumens, including views of Half Dome, Bridal Veil Falls, and Yosemite Falls, are credited to John Soule, a Boston photographer, and he issued many of them, in slightly smaller form, as stereoviews. It has been long presumed that Soule was not the actual photographer. Some people have optimistically assigned the pictures to Carleton Watkins and others to Eadweard Muybridge, while more recent scholarship has attributed them to Martin Mason Hazeltine (see Kate Nearpass Ogden, 'God's Great Plow and the Scripture of Nature: Art and Geology at Yosemite' in California History, Vol. 71, No. 1 (Spring 1992)). Hazeltine had a summer studio at Yosemite in the late 1860s and early 1870s and is known to have sold negatives to Soule (see the Finding Aid to the Hazeltine collection at the Oregon Historical Society). Kneeland, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, first published The Wonders of Yosemite Valley in 1870. For the second edition, he added two chapters, 'Yosemite in 1872' and 'The Recent Earthquake in Yosemite.' The former quotes Muir anonymously: 'By far the greatest portion of Yosemite in unimprovable; her trees and her flowers will melt like the snow, but her domes and her falls are everlasting.' The account of the earthquake is almost entirely Muir's work (again uncredited). There was a third edition of the book, with more added content. Of the three editions, the second is the least common. This work is no. 10 in Francis Farquhar's chronologically arranged list of the twenty-five most important works on the region (Yosemite, the Big Trees, and the High Sierras: A Selective Bibliography). Muir's contributions are items 3 and 4 in William and Maymie Kimes' John Muir: A Reading Bibliography. Muir's two earlier publications were in newspapers. This is his first book appearance. See also Lloyd W. Currey and Dennis G. Kruska's Bibliography of Yosemite, the Central and Southern High Sierra, and the Big Trees, 1839–1900 (no. 225; citing a source crediting Muybridge as a possible source for the photographs). A very good copy, neatly rebacked, preserving most of the spine; one plate with a one-inch marginal tear (not affecting the photograph). Several plates lacking the tissue guards. Previous owner's inscription dated June 20, '72 on preliminary blank. Generally, an attractive copy.

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        The Works

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1872 & 1874. 33 volumes, octavo (212 × 135 mm). Contemporary tan half calf, red morocco label, decoration to spines, raised bands, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. Illustrated plates throughout by, among others, George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz), George Cattermole, Marcus Stone, H. K. Browne, Sir Edwin Landseer, John Leech, F. Walker, Maclise, Standfield, Doyle and Tenniel. Bookplate to front pastedown of each volume, internally nice and clean, an excellent set. Comprising 30 volumes "Works of Charles Dickens", Illustrated Library Edition and 3 volumes "The Life of Charles Dickens" by John Forster, fourth edition. An attractive example of what Dickens called "the best edition of my works".

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        Vingt Mille Lieues Sous Les Mers Illustré de 111 Dessins par de Neuville Gravés par Hildibrand

      Bibliothèque D'Education et de Récréation, J. Hetzel et Cie, Paris, 1872. Early Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. Illustrator: Neuville. Royal 8vo in contemporary half red leather, modest weat at edges, binding sound. Undated ca. 1872; old ownership signatures on the front blank dated 1873 and 1928. Mild browning throughout. 434pp plus the table. Size: Octavo (8vo). Illustrator: Neuville. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042439. .

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        Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie

      Hamburg: Otto Meissner,, 1872, 1885, 1894. Zweite verbesserte Auflage. 3 volumes in 4, octavo (210 × 138 mm). Contemporary quarter black cloth, black and brown paper-covered boards, titles to spines gilt. Publisher's wrappers to both books of volume III retained. Ownership inscription to each title page. Boards rubbed, corners and edges of boards worn, spotting and toning to contents. Volume I: joints cracked. Volume II:Rebacked with the original spine laid down. Volume IIIb: a couple of small worn spots to joints, upper joint just starting at the tail of the spine. A good set. Second edition, revised, of volume I, first editions of volumes II and III. Only the first volume of this most influential of books was published in Marx's lifetime, and though the later volumes were edited by Engels from the author's manuscript, the revised edition of volume I was edited by Marx himself and contains the first printing of his ten page afterword.

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        Skånska Folkdrägter. Tecknade af O. Wallgren. Urgifna med Text af Arvid Kurck.

      Stockholm, Ivar Hæggströms Boktryckeri, 1872. Stor Folio. (51x41 cm.). 16 pp. tekst samt 22 store farvelitograferede plancher af folkedragter. Tekst samt plancher ubeskårede i løse ark, som udkommet. (Lithogr. och tryckt hos A.J. Salmson).. Originaludgaven. - Colas nr. 1678

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        La Cuisine Classique Etudes Pratiques Raisonnees et Demonstratives De L'Ecole Francaise Appliquee Au Service a La Russe in Two Volumes

      E Dentu Editeur Palais-Royal, Paris, 1872. Cinquieme Edition. Binding: Half-Leather. Book Condition: Very Good . Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. VERY HEAVY (5.5kg /10.5lb net) COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES FRENCH TEXT. Ouvrage Illustre. De 65 Planches Gravees Hors Texte Embrassant Dans Son Cadre Toutes Les Prescriptions culinaires, D'Apres L'Ordre Et Les Principes De La Grande Cuisine. lxiv, 272, 318 large pages, size 12 inches tall by 9.25 inches.With 63 Steel Engraved Plates as issued - though listed plate #2 'Royal Family' was never included in this edition as it was considered politically insensitive. Each book includes a full Index and List of Illustrations Books - in worn, original paper covered boards with black leather spine. Corners and edges of boards are worn as is the paper covering. Surface cracking to leather at hinges but binding still sound, small piece missing from top of spine, well above lettering and decoration volume I and repair to leather to foot of volume II. Original marbled endpapers. Contents, usual light grubbiness/marking throughout and some staining to first few pages in each volume, as might be expected in any book which has spent years in a busy kitchen. A couple of leaves have small closed tears now professionally repaired with archival tape. One plate is a little worn with a couple of small tears to edges now strengthened/repaired with archival tape. All plates are present -save for the one of the Royal Family which, though listed, was never included in this edition- An impressive, original set of this classic culinary work. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: 001992.

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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.

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      Alexander Moore Boston:: Alexander Moore,. 1872.. Royal 8vo. 10-3/4" x 2nd edition (Cowan II, p. 333 [for the 3rd & 1st editions, incorrectly stating the 1st published in 1872]; Currey & Kruska 225; Farquhar 10b). xii, [13] - 79, [1 (blank)] pp. Each page of text with a red-rule perimeter border.. 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.. 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'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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        Vergleichende Betrachtungen über neuere geometrische Forschungen. Programm zum Eintritt in die philosophische Facultät und den Senat der k. Friedrich-Alexanders-Universität.

      Erlangen, Andreas Deichert, 1872. 8vo. (233x152mm). Uncut with the original printed front-wrapper (loose) - back-wrapper missing. Fine and clean throughout. 48 pp.. First edition of the "Erlanger Programm". For over two millennia geometry had been the study of theorems which could be proved from Euclid's axioms. However, in the beginning of the 19th century it was proved that there exist other geometries than that of Euclid. Motivated by the emergence of the new geometries of Bolyai, Lobachevsky, and Riemann, Klein proposed to define a geometry, not by a set of axioms, but instead in terms of the transformations that leave it invariant; according to Klein, a geometric structure consists of a space together with a particular group of transformations of the space. A valid theorem in that particular geometry is one that holds under this group of transformations. This controversial idea did not only give a more systematic way of classifying the different geometries, but also gave birth to new geometric structures such as manifolds. The Erlanger Programm was translated into six languages in the following two decades, and it has had an immense influence on geometry up to and throughout the 20th century. Scarce. Landmark Writtings in Western Mathematics 1640-1940, p.544-52

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        Through the Looking-Glass, and what Alice found there. With... Illustrations by John Tenniel.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1872 [but 1871].. First edition, first issue, 8vo, (xii), 224, (4) pp. Black and white illustrations, some occasional light browning, inscription dated "Xmas 1871" to half title, marbled endpapers. Recently rebound in full red morocco, a.e.g., gilt titled spine and ruled borders. A handsome copy. Williams, Madan, Green & Crutch pp.61-8.

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      Imprenta de la Razon Tucuman: Imprenta de la "Razon, 1872. 207 pages. Included are 21 mounted albumen photographs by Angel Paganelli of the city of Tucuman, Argentina, and nearby sugar refineries, printed from wet collodion negatives and measuring 4 x 6 inches or reverse. Two of the mounted photographs are two-panel panoramas. Quarto, 11 x 7 k1k/2 inches. Black leather backed marbled boards.The city of Tucuman appears elegant and well developed in these photographs. Shown are prominent churches and government buildings, the facade of the house where independence was declared, several major streets peopled with pedestrians and horse drawn carts, and several of the province's sugar refineries. The large panorama depicts the Plaza Independencia and the smaller shows the interior courtyard garden of the National College.The brothers Angel and Jose Paganelli were among an interesting group of early Italian photographers active in Argentina. (see online: Priamo, La Fotografia Italiana en la Argentina Siglos XVIII/XIX). In 1869, Angel settled in Tucuman in northwest Argentina. This book, the third known book with original photographs published in Argentina, was intended to attract settlers and industries to the Province of Tucuman.Ferrari. BIBLIOGRAFIA DE PUBLICACIONES ARGENTINAS CON FOTOGRAFIAS MONTADAS. Buenos Aires, 1993. #3.

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        Skandinaviens Fugle med særligt Hensyn til Danmark og de nordlige Bilande. + Tekstbind. Incl. "Ornithologiske Bidrag til Danmarks Fauna" af Jonas Collin udg. som Supplement til "Skaninaviens Fugle".

      Paany udgivet af Jonas Collin. Med over 600 kollorerede figurer. Med 106 [af 107] håndkolorerede tavler (både kobberstik og litografier). København [1872-]1879. Tavlebind i Folio, tekstbind i 8°. Samtidige halvlæderbind med lidt brugsspor på ryg og hjørner, kapitæler lidt slidte. LI + 838 + (2) + 27 sider + tavler. Noget plettet.. Anker 250-251; Nissen 496.Mangler "2det Supplement" og "Ny Tavle (III) til Skandinaviens Fugle". Begge disse kom først i 1888

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        Absolute Geometrie ... Bearbeitet von Dr. J. Frischauf. [bound with] FRISCAUF: Elemente der Absoluten Geometrie.Leipzig: B.G. Teubner, 1872/1876. First edition.

      The rare first German edition of Bolyai's Appendix Scientiam Spatii Absolute Veram exhibens, 'the most extraordinary two dozen pages in the history of thought' (Halsted), containing the independent foundation (along with Lobachevsky) of non-Euclidean geometry. (Halsted: Bibliography of Hyper-Space and Non-Euclidean Geometry, no. 35. Sommerville: Bibliography of Non-Euclidean Geometry, p.46). "Hoüel's labors must have urged J. Frischauf to perform the service for Germany which the former had rendered to France. His book - Absolute Geometrie nach J. Bolyai - (1872) is simply a free translation of Johann's Appendix, to which were added the opinions of W. Bolyai on the Foundations of Geometry. A new and revised edition of Frischauf's work was brought out in 1876 [the two works bound together here]. In that work reference is made to the writings of Lobatschewsky and the memoirs of other authors who about that time had taken up this study from a more advanced point of view. This volume remained for many years the only book in which these new doctrines upon space were brought together and compared." (Bonola: Non-Euclidean Geometry, p.126).. Large 8vo: 232150 mm. The two works bound together in one contemporary quarter-calf and marbled boards (rebacked with the original spine laid on), paper label on upper cover, uncut and partially unopened. Scarce

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        ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH of: Beatrice Sheward Hatch (1866-1947) and Ethel Charlotte Hatch (1869-1975) as beggar children,

      this photograph was taken by Dodgson between 19 and 30 April 1872, and is image number 2025 in Edward Wakeling's list of Carroll photographs. 105mm x 165mm mounted on card (this chipped at corners), inscribed by Beatrice Hatch on verso and on the card margin beneath the photograph "Beggar Children, Beatrice and Ethel Hatch", with a light date stamp at edge of image. The "Beggar Child" was one of Carroll's favourite motifs - it was most famously used in his celebrated portrait of Alice Liddell. This photograph is reproduced by Morton Cohen in his edition of Letters, opposite p.252. There are two other known original images of this photograph: (a) loose print at Texas (Gernsheim Collection) (b) loose print at the Rosenbach Museum, Philadelphia. AN E MAIL IMAGE OF THIS PHOTOGRAPH CAN BE SENT ON REQUEST

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        Grundzüge einer Vibrationstheorie der Natur.

      Reval, Kluge, 1872. 8vo. Completely uncut and unopened in the original printed orange wrappers. A bit of soiling to wrappers, minor lacks to capitals, a small tear to the spine and a tear to the back wrapper - no loss. (10), 405, (1) pp.. Uncommon first edition of Dellingshausen's noteworthy main work, which constitutes one of the first attempts to prove the identity of particles and waves, thus anticipating by many decades a theory that eventually led to the creation of wave-mechanics, by many considered the single most important contribution to theoretical physics in the twentieth century.The honour of founding wave-mechanics befalls Louis de Broglie, who won the Nobel Prize for it in 1929. With his PhD-thesis of 1924, which inspired Einstein, who supported his theory of the wave-particle duality of matter, De Broglie had set the basis for one of the greatest innovations of the 20th century. It is, however, often forgotten - or not known - that a few solid minds had actually had theories along the same lines, long before de Broglie writes his seminal PhD-thesis. The first and most well-founded of these seems to be Dellingshausen, who presents his theory in full in his great main work "Grundzüge einer Vibrationstheorie der Natur". "Before we analyze Louis de Broglie's decisive contributions to the conceptual development of quantum mechanics and, in particular, his introduction of what is often called "matter waves", we shall ask ourselves whether - as it has so often occurred with great innovations in science - his ideas had not been anticipated, at least in part, by speculative thinkers in the past. Because of his optical-mechanical analogy Hamilton is often regarded as a direct precursor of de Broglie's hypothesis. This, however, is only partially true [...] Hamilton's interest, it is clear, lay wholly in the formal-mathematical aspects and not in the problem of the physical nature of light.There were in the nineteenth century, however, some unorthodox thinkers who maintained, whether on physical or philosophical grounds, the ultimate identity between particles and waves. One of the most eloquent proponents of these ideas was Baron Nicolai Dellingshausen. After studying physics at the University of Dorpat, Leipzig, and Heidelberg, he returned to his Baltic estate and wrote a number of interesting studies on physics while administering his lands and farms. His major work, an enlarged version of an earlier essay, was published in 1872 under the title "Grundzüge einer Vibrationstheorie der Natur". Basing his ideas on the cartesian conception of extension as the chief characteristic of matter and on the kinetic theory of heat which reduced heat to motion, Dellingshausen identified atoms with standing waves and interpreted motion of particles as a vibrational process. According to his doctrine bodies are merely "Extended centers of vibrational motions" and the "nature of matter is extension in motion." (Jammer, pp. 239-40)

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

      Stockholms Lith. Art. Anstalt ["One Year in the Pacific. Memories from Travels in Patagonia, Chile, Peru, California, British Columbia and Oceania"].Stockholm : Stockholms Lith. Art. Anstalt, 1872. First edition. 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. Quarto. Illustrated with 17 lithographs from photographs and drawings by the author, four fully coloured, 13 tinted original two tone maroon cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, decoratively stamped in blind on covers 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].

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

      London, John Murray, 1872. First edition, second issue. VI + 374 + 4 p. 7 photographic partly folding plates (heliotypes) by O. G. Rejlander (all) and other illustrations. Original green cloth, blind-stamped borders, gilt titles and decorations to spine. 19 X 13 cm. Clean interior.. Freeman, 1142

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

      London, John Murray, 1872. Uncut in orig. full green cloth., gilt. Spine ends a little frayed, corners with wear. Light wear along edges. Front inner hinge broken. A bookplate removed from inside frontcover. A stamp on front free endpaper. VI,374 pp. + 4 pp. of advertisements., 7 photographic (heliotype) plates, some folding. Textillustrations. A few brownspots on the first 5 leaves and a few other. Some light traces of use.. First edition, second issue (3 preliminary-leaves, third leaf signed b). With the plates numbered in Arabic. - 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 1142 - Garrison & Morton No 4975

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        FAIRY TALES.

      vi [2], 94, [2] pages. Illustrated with 12 chromolithographic plates after original drawings by E. V. B. (Eleanor Vere Boyle.). Original decorative red cloth gilt. Folio. All edges gilt.First edition. Inner joints strengthened, and some expert restoration to the spine; else a near fine copy. Printed at the Chiswick Press, the plates printed by the Leighton Brothers, this is arguably the finest of Boyle's creations, considered by many to be a true masterpiece of Victorian book production.

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        Die Geburt der Tragödie aus dem Geiste der Musik.

      Leipzig, E.W. Fritzsch, 1872. 8vo. Fine recent half morocco in old style, with five raised bands and gilding to spine. Brownspotting to title-page and last leaf (probably due to the fact that Schenk has been given the copy immediately, as it came, and has thus had it unbound), otherwise nice and clean. IV, 143, (1) pp.. Magnificent gift-copy from Nietzsche in the year of publication (inscribed in a contemporary hand to title-page: "Von Friedrich Nietzsche geschenkt 1872" - "Given by Friedrich Nietzsche in 1872") of the rare first edition, first issue, of Nietzsche's first work, his seminal "The Birth of Tragedy out of the Spirit of Music", which started his career and brought him immediate fame. The title-page furthermore bears the ownership signature of "Dr. Schenk" (signature a bit vague), to whom Nietzsche gave the present copy. Emil Schenk (1821 - 1902), from 1858 Mayor of Jena, was Nietzsche's uncle and an intimate friend of his father. The vast correspondence between Nietsche's father and Schenk, comprising ab. 250 known letters, all of great length, is seen as an important source of information for the Christian upbringing of the young Nietzsche, and Emil Schenk thus as an important figure in the founding Christianity of the genious Friedrich Nietzsche, whose views on Christianity have been seminal to the development of 19th and 20th century thought. Born on October 15, 1844, Nietzsche grew up in the small town of Röcken, near Leipzig. Many of the letters that we have between Schenk and Nietzsche's father, Ludwig, date from the Röckener years, where the Schenk couple, Emil and Emma, was doubtlessly the closest friends of Nietzsche's parents, Ludwig and Franziska. Nietzsche's father died as early as 1849, when Friedrich Nietzsche was merely five years old. After his death, when the family moved to Naumburg, his mother continued the close relationship with both Emil and Emma Schenk. Friedrich Nietzsche also remained closely connected to the best friend of his deceased father and many letters have been preserved between the two. It is therefore no wonder that his dear uncle, who represents a close tie to his early deceased father has apparently been one of the first to receive a copy of his first book, namely the present copy of "The Birth of Tragedy", given to him in the year of printing, 1872, which is quite unusual. Emil Schenk was of great importance to Friedrich Nietzsche's upbringing and continued to play a role in his life. It is furthermore while spending the summer of 1859 with him that Nietzsche has his defining near-death experience when nearly drowning, and it is Emil Scenk, who saves his life. The first edition of "Die Geburt der Tragödie" was printed in less than 700 copies (probably about 625), and is thus scarce."In his youth he became a disciple of Schopenhauer but his immediate friendship with Wagner was a decisive feature in Nietzsche's development, although the bitter hatred that later arose between them, in the words of Ernest Newman "poisened his pen as the thing itself had once poisened his soul." His principal work during the Wagner period, 1868-78, was "Die Geburt der Tragödie aus dem Geiste der Musik", 1872. In this he adopted a tragico-pessimistic conception of Greek civilization, like Burckhardt but contrary to Grote. This started his career as a critic of modern civilization based on disgust with imperial Germany, Christianity, bourgeois ethics, and so on." (PMM, p.224).Nietzsche was originally a philologist, and in this his first, and perhaps most interesting, work he discusses the history of the Greek tragedy, a discussion that was to become of great importance. He introduces a distinction between what he calls the Dionysian and the Apollonian principles, claiming that life always involves a struggle between these two elements, each battling for control over the existence of humanity. Due to the unnoticible mixture of these two elements, the Greek tragedy constitutes the highest form of art, and the human condition can be understood in full when understanding these tragedies. The work geniusly isolates and then combines the most important strands of German idealism and unites them at a new level. "The Birth of Tragedy..." represents an entirely new way of understanding philology as well as philosophy

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        Roughing It. By Mark Twain . . . Fully Illustrated by Eminent Artists.

      Hartford, Conn.: American Publishing Co., 1872. 8vo, original gilt-pictorial black cloth, gilt lettering, a.e.g. Double frontis, six plates and illustrations in the text. Edges a little worn, with some minor repairs; boards showing at the corners; very good copy. Copies with the edges gilt, which are noted in BAL, are uncommon. ¶ Clemens’ rambling reminiscences of his journey by overland stage from Missouri to Nevada and California and his later travels in the Hawaiian Islands, where he lived for seven years.

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        London. A Pilgrimage.

      London: Grant & Co., 1872.. First edition, folio, xii, 191, (1) pp. Frontispiece, second title and 52 plates with captioned tissues, plus illustrations in the text, contemporary inscription to fly leaf verso. Original gilt titled maroon cloth with bevelled edges, rebacked retaining the original backstrip, some light rubbing. Very good.

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