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      Victoria, 1872. [4],112,[2],xlii pp. Original blue printed wrappers. Minor dust-soiling and chipping, short tear to front wrapper, top corner bumped. Internally clean. Good. A rare appraisal of British Columbia from an important officer of the Hudson's Bay Company. "This is a straightforward and useful account of British Columbia as it was in 1872, with some interesting notes concerning the route of the proposed Canadian Pacific Railway" - Streeter. "Anderson was Chief Trader of the Hudson's Bay Company, with whom his service at Vancouver extended back to 1832. According to Bancroft he was the most scholarly of all the company's officers and without the information he supplied, a correct history of Oregon and British Columbia could not have been written" - Eberstadt. After his service with the Hudson's Bay Company, Anderson was appointed by the Dominion government as Commissioner for Indian Land Difficulties. Rarely encountered in the market. The Streeter copy sold for $20 in 1969. STREETER 3441. SMITH 222. EBERSTADT 163:102. DECKER 32:26. SOLIDAY A133.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Picturesque America

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1872. Leather_bound. Fine. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1872. Leather_bound. Two volumes. Large quarto. Picturesque America Or, The Land We Live In. A delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-fall, shores, canons, valleys, cities and other picturesque features of our country. Illustrations on Steel and Wood by eminent artist. Bound in full dark brown morocco gilt and blind tooling to covers and spine, raised bands, gilt title, all edges gilt, decorative marbled endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Imperial Fine Books]
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        Works [untitled 12 volume set]

      Boston: Gould and Lincoln. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1872. Hardcover. All volumes with tone, 1875 owner's signature, and light wear. Solid hardcovers.; Twelve volume set, numbered on spine, complete. Hugh Miller was an important Scottish man of letters and geologist, involved in the establishment of the Free Church, and wrestled with the conflict between Victorian science and his strong fundamentalist faith. His final work, The Testimony of the Rocks, was finished editing in 1856, and on that day he committed suicide. "Miller took the six days of creation as synonymous with six periods, and sublimed them into representative visions of the progress of creation." - The Dictionary of National Biography. 1 & 2. The Life and Letters of Hugh Miller / by Peter Bayne; 1871 title-page date; 431 and 497, 6 ad pages. 3. The Old Red Sandstone: or, New Walks in an Old Field, to which is appended a series of geological papers read before the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh; (c) 1858; 427, 4 ad pages. 4. The Foot-Prints of the Creator: or, The Asterolepsis of Stromness; with a memoir of the Author by Louis Agassiz; 1872; xlii, (25)-337, 2 ad pages. 5. My Schools and Schoolmasters: or, the Story of My Education : An Autobiography; 1872; xiv, 537 pages. (Final page numbered 537-551(!)). 6. First Impressions of England and Its People; 1871; 2 ad, xxiv, (25)-430, 2 ad pages. 7. The Cruise of the Betsey: or, A summer ramble among the fossiliferous deposits of the Hebrides, with Rambles of a Geologist: or, Ten thousand miles over the fossiliferous deposits of Scotland; 1872; xiv, (15)-524, 4 ad pages. 8. The Testimony of the Rocks: or, Geology in its Bearings on the Two Theologies, Natural and Revealed, with Memorials on the Death and Character of the Author; 1872; xiv, (3)-502, 2 ad pages. 9. Popular Geology: A Series of Lectures read before the Philosophical Institution of Edinburgh, with Descriptive Sketches from a Geologist's Portfolio : Sketch Book of Popular Geology : with an Introductory Resume of the Progress of Geological Science within the last two years by Mrs Miller; 1872; x, (11)-423, 6 ad pages. 10. The Headship of Christ, and the Rights of the Christian People, a collection of Essays, Historical and Descriptive Sketches, and Personal Portraitures, with the Author's Celebrated Letter to Lord Brougham : The Witness Papers; edited, with a preface by Peter Bayne; 1872; xviii, (19)-502, 2 ad pages. 11. Tales and Sketches : edited, with a preface, by Mrs Miller; 1871; xvi, (17)-369, 2 ad pages. 12. Essays: Historical and Biographical, Political, Social, Literary, and Scientific; edited, with a preface by Peter Bayne; 1872; xii, (13)-501, 2 ad pages. "Miller's life lay between two worlds. Raised in the 19th-century fundamentalism of the Scottish Presbyterian church, he took up geology just when the old biblical chronology of creation seemed to be caving in. Throughout his life he struggled with the account in Genesis. His last book was his summa theologica. He made six epochs of the six days of biblical creation. He detailed each one with his vast knowledge of geologic and fossil formations. It was conservative stuff by our lights. No hint of evolution. No question about the biblical flood. Still, he was seen as dangerously liberal for stretching 24-hour days into geologic epochs. He studied the size of Noah's ark and decided it wasn't big enough to hold all the species. Therefore, the flood could not have been world-wide. It was a ceremony of compromise. And he finished by saying, "I know not of a single truth that militates against the minutest [details of Genesis]." Despite that, he also says something that shows profound good sense. He says of people who "have sought to deduce from [the Bible] what it was not intended to teach -- the truths of physical science, -- they have fallen into extravagant error."" - John Lienhard; Engines of Ingenuity, Episode 1049: Hugh Miller. While I can find no record in WorldCat for this set, it is clearly a combination of the two-volume Life and Letters, and the ten-volume Works set, but with spine numbers 1-12 starting with the Life And Letters work, first published in 1871. As for the date of the set, the final title-page date is 1872, and Charles Duren Gould died in 1875 and his firm ceased operation that year. Miller "was the best of the critics of evolutionary theories from what we would call a fundamentalist point of view. His book is refreshing in that he neither argues simply for a First Cause, nor does he distort the Biblical account in order to make it fit. He rejected evolutionary theories because he believed in man's moral freedom and immortality." - David M Knight; Natural Science Books in English 1600-1900; page 195. Uncommon period set of the works of a significant Victorian thinker and scientist, struggling to reconcile his religious beliefs with the advance of scientific knowledge. ; 12 vols pages .

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        State Atlas of New Jersey Based on State Geological Survey and from Additional Surveys

      Beers, Comstock & Cline, New York 1872 - Folio. Complete with all maps. Rebound in buckram. Ex-library copy with spine letters and bookplate; dampstaining in text, and a bit on the extremities of some of the maps, a few maps detached, overall good; the maps are mostly very good, with a few with small chips and tears. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Handbuch der Militär-Gesundheitspflege. Erster bis Dritter Band.

      August Hitschwald, Berlin 1872, 1875 und 1877. - XVI, 676 Seiten - VIII, 706 Seiten - VIII, 671 S. mit zusammen 218 in den Text eingedruckten Holzschnitten und 8 lithograpischen (teils gefalteten) Tafeln, Vollständiges Exemplar mit allen Tafeln in gutem Gesamtzustand! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3160 8°, marmorierte Halblederbände der Zeit mit schlichter Rückenvergoldung, Rückentitel und Zierbünden, Einbände leicht berieben und bestoßen, Sußengelenke beschabt, Papier leicht randgebräunt, insgesamt gute und innen saubere Exemplare,

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        The Addresses and Messages of the Presidents of the United States, from Washington to Tyler

      Edward Walker, New York 1872 - Book condition: very good, very scarce third edition, an unusual copy as the index ends with Harrison's inaugural address and a proclamation given on March 17, 1841 but is followed in the text by Tyler's inaugural address of April 9, 1841, recommendations, a special sessions message, two bank vetoes and his first annual message, these additions are written in pencil at the bottom of the last page of the table of contents, the body of the book embraces the executive proclamations, recommendations, protests and vetoes from 1789 to 1842 along with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the red cloth boards feature an elaborate gilt design with an eagle over a bust of Washington, gilt bright and intact, spine a bit faded with gilt in excellent condition, minor scuffing and bumping to corners and spine head and tail, faint list of number in pencil on back pastedown, the number 312 is written and underlined in blue pencil on the title page, light to moderate foxing throughout, overall very clean, binding tight, 754 pages, 5.75 X 9 inches. Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. If actual shipping cost is less than the AbeBooks estimate, it is our practice to REFUND the difference to the buyer. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hand-Book of Colorado

      "Hand-Book of Colorado" With Maps and Illustrations[J.A. BLAKE & F. C. WILLETT, Publisher]. Hand-Book of Colorado. With Maps andIllustrations. Second Year of Publication. Denver: J.A. Blake & F.C. Willett, 1872.First edition of second publication, (although no first publication has been listed on OCLC, nor at auction in last 40 years). Octavo. 131 pp., [5, ads]. Original purple pebbled colth, gilt-stamped on front cover. Front endpapers are ads as is rear paste-down. Front hinge starting, spine with small split to cloth, covers stained, extremities rubbed, very good.Contains ads of the period and maps, as well as a map with railroad connections.HBS 66658.$500

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        1872 ALS mentioning British General William Munro's service in the Crimean War

      n.p., December 1872. 5.375" x 8.625". "2pp ALS addressed to "My dear Gerald" and signed "O.E. Snow" near bottom of second page. Letter is indistinctly dated December 1872. In near fine condition, with expected light folds and a few stray crayon and pencil marks. Each page measures 5.375" x 8.625".Contemporary military figures, British politics, and ship engineering are the main subjects of this chatty and sardonic letter. It is signed "Snow", who was probably a member of the Royal Corps of Engineers. (This is deduced by the passing reference to: "You will see perhaps an amount in that regular Royal Engineer Journal of my report in the works, +c".) Snow's correspondent might have been Lieutenant General Sir Gerald Graham (1831-1899). This can be deduced from the letter's reference to the Crimean War, a conflict in which Graham served, and the letter writer's salutations promised to "Mrs. Graham", wife of the addressee.Graham, a British career soldier, had a connection to "Munro 39th Regt. + the trenches" likely in the context of the Crimean War. General William Munro (1818-1880) served in India, Gibraltar, Ireland, Canada, and in the "trenches" of Crimea. Like Munro, Graham dedicated his life to military service, defending British interests in China, Egypt, and Sudan. Snow also mentions HMS Cockatrice commander Captain George Digby Morant (1837-1921) and his wife Sophia Georgina Eyres Morant (died 1911). The Cockatrice was a Britomart-class steam-propelled and sail-rigged gunboat, launched in 1860. By 1872, the year this letter was written, Captain Morant commanded the vessel in the Mediterranean. Snow later provides very opinioned commentary on ship construction, probably in relation to the Cockatrice. Snow alludes to recent elections in which a "lazy" politician named Creyke defeated another named Synge. Later, he questions the mental lucidity of a politician named Chapman, but then sarcastically concludes that those with "stereotyped ideas [should] be always in office". Most of the letter content can be found below:"Thank you for your letter I think perhaps it is a pity Synge lost the election, for I fear that Creyke will be lazy. Glad to hear of the other olive branch. I nearly had an accident in my house of the same nature Mrs. Morant wife of Capt. Morant of Cockatrice Gun boat only left me a day or two before the event which however was an unfortunate one. Do not talk to me of that wretched egg bound Jowl (?), then her teeth sticking up prominent, the hunches [sic] are barely to be seen in some places. The north side is quite untouched. You will see perhaps an amount in that regular Royal Engineer Journal of my report in the works, +c. ... I hope that job of - is indefinitely postponed. Evart's was too bad, regular change round. I hear that Chapman is more and more grieved by his wife + his imbecility more + more apparent. You might to hear had a berth long ago. They should a few even with stereotyped ideas be always in office. Chapman would even forget your - to him about Munro 39th Regt. + the trenches ... "An uncensored glimpse into 1870s Britain!"

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        Impotence fonctionnelle et spasme fonctionnel du long péronier latéral

      [Paris], c.1872, in-8, 52pp, demi-chagrin bordeaux [Laurenchet], Figures dans le texte. Mémoire sans page de titre.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Sur la force de la poudre et des matières explosives

      Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1872, in-8, 196pp, demi-basane brune, dos à faux nerfs, pièce de titre doré, Marcellin Berthelot (Paris, 25 octobre 1827 - Paris, 18 mars 1907) est un chimiste, biologiste et homme politique français. En plus de la force de la poudre et des matières explosives (1872), il fit paraitre également chimie végétale et agricole (1899), ou encore Les Carbures d'hydrogène (1901). Quelques formules chimiques explicatives. Cachet annulé de l'institut catholique de Paris. Très légères rousseurs.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Kapital'. Kritika Politicheskoi Ekonomii

      St. Petersburg: N. P. Poliakov, 1872 First edition in Russian, the first translation to any language of "Das Kapital". First edition points include comma in table of contents for p.73 and an 'e' at the end of line 40, p. 65. Arguably, the most influential text of the 19th century whose impact continues to be felt today. "Amongst the most influential pieces of writing in world history" (International Institute of Social History). Marx expounded his major scientific discovery: the principle of the dual nature of work, consisting of the product, the famous theory of surplus value ( value ), the rationale of the materialist conception of history and trends of capitalist accumulation. Because of the unexpected popularity of the book, and the subsequent ban in the 1890s, this edition of 3000 copies was soon exhausted within a year and the book became very rare. The German translation took 5 years to sell 1000 copies. Later, Marx noted the excellence of the Russian translation. In 1880, he wrote to F.A. Sorge saying that of all countries, the "Capital" had been read and appreciated most fully in Russia. Skillfully rebound by Green Dragon Bindery to match the non descript binding that was originally on this copy of the book, new endpapers and minimal paper touch ups on the half title, which is present in this copy. A previous owner has scratched out their name (not a book one would want their name in in late 19th c. Russia) and is remarkably clean and bright through out. An exceptional copy for this fragile and important title. With a custom clam shell protective case. Private seller located in California.

      [Bookseller: Whitney Lawrence]
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        Gilles et pasquins

      Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1872, in-12, [2] ff, 159-[1] pp, demi-chagrin bleu de l'époque, dos à nerfs ornés de filets dorés, tranches mouchetées, Edition originale. Petits frottements aux nerfs et aux coiffes.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Mélanges médico-psychologiques

      Paris, Masson, 1872, in-8, XXII-446 pp, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, Édition posthume de cette réunion d'essais publiés par le docteur Cerise. L'ouvrage ouvre sur une notice biographique de l'auteur par le docteur Foissac. Laurent Cerise (Lorenzo Cerisi, 1807-1869), originaire d'Aoste en Italie, fit ses études de médecine à la faculté de Turin. Son oncle le baron Cerise, général d'Empire, l'accueillit à Paris en 1831 ; il y fréquenta les cercles saint-simoniens. Il collabora à l'Union médicale, au Journal des Débats et fut un des fondateurs des Annales médico-pschologiques. "Médecin et philosophe, Cerise étudia la physiologie et l'anatomie du cerveau et demanda à ces deux sciences l'explication des phénomènes naturels faisant des rapports du moral et du physique le sujet constant de ses préoccupations... C'était un praticien très répandu, très estimé et très aimé" (BIUM). Cachet ex-libris du Dr Carrier de Lyon. Base biographique de la BIUM,

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Des hémorragies intra-rachidiennes. Thèse présentée au concours pour l'agrégation soutenue le 26 avril 1872

      Paris, V. Adrien Delahaye, 1872, in-8, [4]-232 pp, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, Le physiopathologiste-hématologue Georges Hayem (1841-1933), fut médecin des hôpitaux de Paris, professeur à la Faculté de médecine de Paris et membre de l'Académie de médecine. Il enseigna les maladies du sang à l'hôpital Saint-Antoine. Exemplaire non coupé. Cachet ex-libris du Dr Carrier de Lyon. Couverture défraîchie et fragile.

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        Causes et pathologie des névralgies

      Paris, J.B. Baillière, 1872, in-8, 72 pp, (1), broché, couverture imprimée, Thèse présentée au concours pour l'agrégation (section de médecine) et soutenue à la faculté de médecine de Paris, par le Docteur Auguste Rigal, ancien interne lauréat des hôpitaux, membres des sociétés d'observation et d'émulation. Bel exemplaire.

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        Des crises

      Paris, J.B Baillière et fils, 1872, in-8, 94 pp, 2 pl. depl, (1), broché, couverture imprimée, Thèse présentée au concours pour l'agrégation (section de médecine et de médecine légale), soutenue à la faculté de médecine de Paris le 19 avril 1872 par Xavier Gouraud, docteur en médecine, ancien interne lauréat des hôpitaux, membre titulaire de la société anatomique et de la société médicale d'observation, membre titulaire de la société de médecine légale, secrétaire général de la société médicale d'émulation. La crise est définie ici comme "jugement de la maladie ; elle répond au moment où l'organisme manifeste sa tendance à rentrer dans l'état normal", elle est selon l'auteur "l'ensemble des actes qui jugent rapidement la fièvre dans les maladies aigues". Ex-libris du docteur Albert Carrier. Bel exemplaire.

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        London. A Pilgrimage

      London: Grant & Co, 1872. First edition. Wood-engraved title page, illustrated with numerous wood-engraved plates, vignettes, head- and tail-pieces after Doré. 13 parts in 12. 1 vols. Folio. Original printed wrappers, spines repaired. Very good, clean set. Cloth folding box. Doré, Gustave. First edition. Wood-engraved title page, illustrated with numerous wood-engraved plates, vignettes, head- and tail-pieces after Doré. 13 parts in 12. 1 vols. Folio. Doré's London in original Parts Issue. "Doré's devastating realization of the contrast of wealth and poverty in a modern metropolis makes LONDON one of the great illustrated books of the world.". Ray, p. 134

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        The Franco-Prussian war: its causes, incidents, and consequences. With the topography and history of the Rhine valley, by W. H. Davenport Adams.

      William MacKenzie, London 1872 - Franco-Prussian war; 2 volumes; 27.2cm; 1/2 black leather binding; marbled edges; frontispiece portraits, illustrations listed volume. 2 in To the binder; maps, some folded; topographer William Henry Davenport 1828-91. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Politika kak nauka.

      - Saint Petersburg, F. S. Sushchinskii, 1872. 8vo. Contemporary Russian red half morocco over marbled boards, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, with Imperial eagle and initials IB at foot, original purple printed wrappers bound in; pp. [iv], 530, head and tail of spine worn; internally, apart from very light marginal browning a very good, claen and fresh copy: provenance contemporary library stamp with initials IPB in a crowned wreath, shelfmark labels inside front cover and wrapper. First edition of Politics as Science, a liberal, utilitarian and nationalist view of Russian politics, extolling the difference of Russian society to Western societies, and the role politology as a science can play in analyzing the status quo of Russia. Stronin, who was born in 1826 as the son a serf, was an early sociologist and political thinker, who emphasized the role of the intelligentsia in reconciling the diverging social forces in an increasingly autocratic regime. Provenance: From the Imperial Public Library, the precursor of the Russian National Library, established by order of Catherine II in 1795, and opened in 1814. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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      BEI ADOLPH MARCUS, BONN 1872 - INTERLINGUE In tedesco, francese, spagnolo e greco, pagine brunite ai bordi e con lieve fioritura, firma appartenenza al foglio di guardia, rilegatura in mezza pelle con piatti cartonati, marmorizzati e leggermente usurati ai bordi, dorso con titoli d'oro, con abrasioni e strappi

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        Goethe-Gallerie, Siebente Auflage. Inscribed From Queen Victoria To Her Eighth Child, Prince Leopold, Duke Of Albany (1853-1884), Dated January 1, 1873 At Osborne House

      Friedrich Bruckmann, Munich / Berlin 1872 - 97 Pp With Mounted Plates. Red Cloth, Heavily Embossed In Gilt, Beveled Edges With Double Borders Embossed In Blind, All Edges Gilt, Cloth Endpapers. Bookplate Of Leopold, Duke Of Albany. Inscription On Second Free Endpaper, "For Dear Leopold, From (Illegible Two Words Dea---- ---A---A)) (Shortened Name Used By Queen Victoria) Osborne January 1, 1873." Leopold Was Then A Student At Oxford. A Fine New Year's Gift, With What We May Now View As Exceptionally Maternal Germanic-Victorian Plates . [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Reichs-Gesetzblatt / Reichsgesetzblatt. Lückenlose Folge der Jahre 1872 - 1940 (!) in 64 Büchern incl. Haupt-Sachverzeichnis zum Bundes- und Reichs-Gesetzblatte 1867 bis 1906. Berlin 1907.

      Kaiserlichen Post-Zeitungsamte (Postzeitungsamte) - 1912 / Postanstalten 1913 - 1921 / Berlin im Verlag des Gesetzsammlungsamts 1922 - 1928 / im Reichsverlagsamt 1929 - 1940. 1872 - 4°. Originalhalbleinenbände. Augenscheinlich komplett, jedoch nicht detailliert überprüft. Teils etwas stockfleckig oder angegraut, papierbedingt gebräunt. Insgesamt gut erhaltene Reihe. Selten in dieser vollständigen Reihung. Ab 1922 in den Teilen I (Deutschland) und II (Nicht Deutschland betreffend) erscheinend, bei uns nur Teil I - Deutschland betreffend - vorhanden. -- Versand in fünf Paketen in Deutschland für insgesamt 50€, in die EU für 90€, alle anderen Länder bitte erfragen. Wegen Lagerung im Aussenlager bitte längere Lieferfrist einplanen! P-Keller [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Untersuchungen ueber die Embolischen Processe.

      Berlin: August Hirschwald, 1872. - 8vo. 112 pp. + fold out page with 7 color figs. Original decorative boards. Most of the spinal paper is missing else a tight, very good book. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Archives of the cotton mill ‘De Coster & Rousseau' in Gent (Belgium), ca. 1850-1962. Large box with manuscripts, letters, financial documents, brochures, price lists, etc. concerning this firm, located at the Place des Chartreux 11 in Gent.

      Onder deze naam was de firma werkzaam van 1872-1962. Daarvoor was ze genaamd: Van Acker, De Coster & Cie (1854-1871) en in de periode daaraan voorafgaand als de fabriek van Jean F.L. Bossaert (1843) en Isidore Malfait (1844 e.v.). De genoemde eigenaren warenL Jean-Bernard de Coster-Wittocx, Lisidere Rousseau, Rene Joseph van Acker. Adressen van de firma in de laatste jaren van haar bestaan: Fratensplein 11 en Tolhuislaan 35. Aanwezig zijn dossiers betreffende de jaarlijkse balansen (ca 1870 - ca 1960), een register van ‘payements hebdomadaire' 1878-1880, Register van personeelsleden 1923-1954 met veel personalia, grootboek 1946-1956, contracten van vennootschap, stukken betreffende het onroerend goed, bouwtekeningen van de fabrieksgebouwen, stukken betreffende de aankoop en installatie van machines (met werktekeningen), correspondentie, kwitanties, prijscouranten van de producten, onderscheiding in 1905 (‘decoration industrielle). Daarnaast ook een enkel stuk betreffende de firma Braeckman & Rousseau (1899) en betreffende de bouw van huizen aan de Boulevard du Jardin Zoologique te Gent, in opdracht van de graaf Van der Stegen de Putte.

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        History of Greece [Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12]

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1872 - Very Good in hardcover. 20 by 14 cm. Contains all volumes in the 12 volume set. Volumes 1, 2 and 3 were published in 1871. Remaining 9 volumes were published in 1872. All volumes have decorated covers (front and back) and gilt lettering on spine. Each volume has a small, neat name stamp of former owner on front free blank endpaper. Some spines show chips along the bottom and some wear to corners. Still a well presented set that would display very nicely as a used set. Book store label (small) inside front covers from original seller. Text pages are all clean. Wonderul vintage set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [SYDNEY] Exhibition Building, Alfred Park.

      Circa 1872. Albumen print photograph, 228 x 300 mm, unmounted, verso with contemporary inscription: 'Sydney Exhibition', in good condition, a sharply detailed print with rich tonal range. This photograph was sourced with a group that included similar format prints of the interior of the New South Wales Government Printing Office, strong evidence to suggest that this superb view of the old Exhibition Building in Alfred Park was also taken by the Government Photographer - most probably Charles Pickering. Under magnification, the sign at the front entrance can be read: 'EXHIBITION - OPEN EVERY NIGHT'. The plaques on the front of the building, 'ERECTED A.D. 1872' and 'WALTER RENNY, MAYOR', can also be read. Outside the entrance we can see a canon and its gun limber alongsode. A small crowd at left, which includes a colonial soldier - presumably an artilleryman - poses for the camera. The photograph was probably taken during the agricultural exhibition of 1872.

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        The Skylight and the Dark-Room: A Complete Text-Book on Portrait Photography

      Philadelphia: Benerman & Wilson, 1872. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Title continues: "Containing the Outlines of Hydrostatics, Pneumatics, Acoustics, Heat, Optics, Chemistry, and Full and Comprehensive System of the Art Photographic, with Twelve Splendid Explanatory Photographs and Nearly Two Hundred Illustrations." pp. viii, 234, in publisher's dark brown cloth with gilt vignette on upper board. Includes 12 original photographs illustrating points made in the text. Mild rubbing to the cloth, small stain to fore edge, ownership signature of J.A. Sherrif dated 1873 on front endpaper and flyleaf; else unmarked, clean and sound. Despite being a widely read and well-respected work (described in an 1872 issue of The Photographic Times as "the most complete, elaborate, and comprehensive work on photography that has ever been published") this book is now quite scarce.

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        The Journal of Man: Devoted to His Physical, Social and Spiritual Development. Vol. 1 No. 1. January 1872

      Wm. S. Rentoul, Publisher, Philadelphia 1872 - Octavo. Illustrated pink wrappers. 30pp. Modest soiling, tiny tears and creases, a very good plus example. Possibly the only issue of this apparently unknown periodical, which seems to encompass the subjects of physiology, physiognomy, spiritualism, and homeopathy. *OCLC* locates no copies. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The "Bab" Ballads. [together with:] More "Bab" Ballads. Much Sound and Little Sense

      London: John Camden Hotten [and] George Routledge and Sons, 1869 / 1872 - A Masterful Pair of Inlaid Bindingsby Bayntun-Riviere[BAYNTUN-RIVIÉRE, binders]. GILBERT, W.S. The "Bab" Ballads. [together with:] More "Bab" Ballads. Much Sound and Little Sense. London: John Camden Hotten [and] George Routledge and Sons, 1869 [and] 1872. First editions. Two octavo volumes (6 15/16 x 5 1/4 inches; 177 x 133 mm.). ix, [2], 14-222, [4, adv.]; viii, [1], 14-224, [4. adv.] pp. Black and white frontispieces with tissue guards, black and white text illustrations by the author throughout. Neatly written in black ink on the recto of the frontispiece of More "Bab" Ballads is a twelve line poem "Once a Fairy?" dated "Feby. 18th. 1875."Bound c. 1960 by Bayntun-Rivière & Son in full emerald green crushed levant morocco. Covers ruled in gilt, front covers with characters from the books inlaid in various colored morocco's within a scalloped gilt frame. Spines with five raised bands decoratively ruled and paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, green cockerell end-papers, all edges gilt. Original gilt decorated green cloth front covers bound in at end of each volume. Wood engraved bookplate of Peter & Margery Morris on each paste-down. A fine set housed in a green cloth slipcase.The bindings of Bayntun-Rivière, in the quality of the materials, the forwarding, and in the finish and delicacy of the tooling are deserving of almost unqualified commendation. Their bindings are wonderful specimens of artistic taste, skill, and perseverance. Robert Rivière (1808-1882) bequeathed his business to this son-in-law in 1880, and the name of the firm was changed to Rivière & Son. Bayntun of Bath acquired Rivière c. 1930."Originally published in the columns of FUN, a monthly magazine, The Bab Ballads are light verse by W. S. Gilbert, illustrated with his own comic drawings. Gilbert wrote the Ballads before he became famous for his comic opera librettos with Arthur Sullivan. In writing The Bab Ballads Gilbert developed his unique 'topsy-turvy' style, where the humor was derived by setting up a ridiculous premise and working out its logical consequences, however absurd. The Ballads also reveal Gilbert's cynical and satirical approach to humor. They became famous on their own, as well as being a source for plot elements, characters and songs that Gilbert would recycle in the Gilbert and Sullivan operas. The Bab Ballads take their name from Gilbert's childhood nickname, and he later began to sign his illustrations 'Bab'" (Wikipedia).By 1868, Gilbert's poems had won sufficient popularity to justify a collected edition. He selected forty-four of the poems (thirty-four of them illustrated) for an edition of The "Bab" Ballads - Much Sound and Little Sense. A second collected edition, More "Bab" Ballads, including thirty-five ballads (all illustrated), appeared in 1872."Nothing else quite like the Ballads has ever been produced in the English language. They contain both satire and nonsense, as well as a great deal of utter absurdity. The Ballads were read aloud at private dinner-parties, public banquets and even in the House of Lords. The ballads have been much published, and there are even recordings of readings of some of them" (Ibid.). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Through The Looking-Glass, And What Alice Found There.


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        La Princesse Georges - Pièce en trois actes.

      Paris, Michel Lévy Frères 1872 - Représentée pour la première fois, à Paris, sur le théâtre du Gymnase, le 2 décembre 1871. Il a été tiré de cet ouvrage 24 exemplaires sur papier de Hollande, numérotés, celui-ci N°23. Enrichi d'un envoi autographe signé de l'auteur. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Paris, Michel Lévy Frères 1872 - 77 pages. (Contrôlé). Reliure demi-chagrin rouge à coins. Dos à nerfs orné de fleurons dorés. Double filet doré bordant les plats. Non rogné. Pas de rousseur. Parfait état. Format in-4°(26x16). 1ère Edition Dédicacé par l'auteur [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Étude sur l'isolement considéré comme un moyen de traitement dans la folie

      Paris, Andrien Delahaye, 1872, in-8, 88 pp, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, Barthélémy Lasserre fut interne à l'asile de Bordeaux et professeur à la Faculté de médecine de Paris. Tampon du docteur Carrier de Lyon. Dos refait, couverture défraîchie et dentelée.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Herne Hill, London, 30. VII. 1872. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An den kunstsinnigen Französischlehrer, Übersetzer und Journalisten Hermann Kindt (1834-89), der sich in Yarm (Yorkshire) niedergelassen hatte: "Sir, Returning from abroad I find your obliging letter which I regret should have remained so long unanswered. I have directed copies of the Crown of Wild Olive & Political Economy of Art to be forwarded to your address by my publishers. These two books will give quite sufficent example, for your purposes, of what I can do best either in thinking or speaking [.]". Das geprägte Monogramm "AS" vom Schreiber durchgestrichen. Faltspuren. - Zu Kindts Korrespondenten zählten Charles Darwin, John Herschel, Eduard Mörike und Ferdinand Freiligrath.

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        [CIRCUS HISTORY] The Hairless Horse, Caoutchouc

      Circa 1872. Albumen print photograph of an engraving, carte de visite format (63 x 103 mm), verso with imprint of 'Davies, Photo. Bourke St., Melbourne', and printed text headed 'The Hairless Horse, Caoutchouc'; the albumen print fine, with a small surface mark at lower right edge; mount in very good condition. A similar wood engraving by Ebenezer and David Syme of Melbourne, dated July 16, 1872, is held in the collection of the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne. This carte reflects popular taste of the period, with its fascination for freaks of nature displayed as curiosities in sideshows or circuses. The horse's name, Caoutchouc, deriving from the Tupi (an indigenous language of Brazil) word for "rubber", was intended to describe the appearance and feel of the horse's coat. The horse was reputedly captured as a wild brumbynear the Balonne River in southeast Queensland, and was subsequently exhibited in New South Wales and Victoria in 1871-72. The printed text on the back of the carte states: "He has been declared by the savants of New South Wales and Victoria to be the most remarkable deviation of nature from her conventional groove that ever came before their observation. The skin is entirely devoid of one single hair, and in colour is a beautiful glossy black, giving him the appearance of being cast from indiarubber - hence his name -Caoutchouc." An entry in the Auckland Daily Southern Cross of November 28, 1873, advertises Caoutchouc's arrival and presentation there, and also gives a brief history of the horse. The article states that the entrepreneur owner of the horse will not sell him - not even for 1500 pounds - and that the horse is now bound for San Francisco, to be taken thence across the United States and ultimately to the United Kingdom. The British Library holds a poster which advertises an appearance of Caoutchouc at the Alexandra Palace, Muswel Hill, London (tentatively dated 1885 but most likely 1875), bearing an image of the horse and the caption "The marvellous equine phenomenon, Caoutchouc or hairless horse. Just imported from Queensland, Australia, and never before Exhibited in England, is on view daily. Admission threepence." This carte de visite appears unrecorded in Australian collections.

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        Havengezicht Rotterdam - Eugène Rensburg, 1918.

      HAVENGEZICHT ROTTERDAMTekening met Oostindische inkt en aquarelverf van de hand van Eug?ne Rensburg (1872-1956), gesigneerd ?Eug. Rensburg. 1918?. Afm. 39,2 x 66 cm.Er wordt hard gewerkt op het water voor Rotterdam. Stoomsleepboten varen af en aan, brengen niet gemotoriseerde binnenvaarders naar hun plek in de haven. Grote vrachtschepen liggen voor anker. Op de voorgrond is nog een meerboei vrij. We zien de stad met links de Leuvehaven, de Maaskade met de Boompjes en Oostindisch Huis/Vrij Entrep?t, in de achtergrond St. Laurenskerk en Zuiderkerk.Rensburg woonde het grootste gedeelte van zijn leven in Rotterdam. Hij was opgeleid aan de Kunstnijverheidsschool Quellinus Amsterdam en de Akademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Den Haag onder leiding van J. van Delden. Hij heeft vooral naam gemaakt met zijn topografische pentekeningen. Hij werd wel een handig stadstekenaar genoemd. Ook heeft hij meer dan 5000 etsen gemaakt, waaronder circa 450 stuks van de stad Rotterdam. Het gemeentearchief van Delft bezit diverse tekeningen van hem en het Belastingmuseum van Rotterdam bezit enkele mooie aquarellen van hem.Prijs: ? 1.450,-.

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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 ribbed-grain cloth, gilt titles to spine, frames and central vignette blocked in blind to covers, brown coated endpapers. Folding diagram facing page 91. Ryde Young Men's Christian Association bookplate to front pastedown. Contemporary ownership stamp of Ryde businessman J. N. Tarrant to front free endpaper verso. Spine gently rolled, rear board a little bowed, minor wear to extremities, top edge dust toned, small bump to bottom edge of text block, inner hinges cracked but holding; a very good copy. Sixth edition, first issue, marked as the "eleventh thousand" on the title page. The sixth edition is the last lifetime edition. Darwin continually made revisions to his text; this edition featuring a new chapter, chapter VII, and a glossary by W. S. Dallas. "The edition was aimed at a wider public and printed in smaller type ... giving the general impression of a cheap edition, which at 7s. 6d, it was". It is also the first edition of The Origin of Species to feature the word "evolution"; the term was first used by Darwin in The Descent of Man, published in 1871. This edition was subsequently reprinted unchanged from stereos in 1872 and again in 1873. The final issue is dated 1876; stereos of this issue were used for the very many issues which followed, from 1878 to 1929, continuing to include the summary of differences and the historical sketch.

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        Special-Karte von Tirol und Vorarlberg. Karte der gefürsteten Grafschaft Tyrol nebst Vorarlberg und dem angrenzenden Souverainen Fürstentum Liechtenstein. Astronomisch trigonometrisch, vermessen, topographisch aufgenommen, reduzirt und gezeichnet im Jahre 1823. Von dem Kaiserlich-Königlich-Österreichischen General-Quartiermeister-Stabe. Geschrieben und Gestochen von C. Stein

      Wien: Militärgeographisches Institut 1872 \"LWd.-Schuber, marmorierte Bezüge der Seiten, goldgeprägter Rückentitel in rotem Schildchen, ausziehbare \"\"Lade\"\" aus demselben Material, 19 von urspr. 24 auf LWd. gezogene Kupferstichkarten, davon Nr. 11 (Titelblatt), Nr. 24 (Übersichtsblatt), Karten meist in vier Segmenten, tw. koloriert, Schachtel: 15 x 21 cm, Karten meist quer um 41,5 x 28,5 cm, Schachtel von außen berieben, Rücken auf einer Seite abgerissen, Lade an einer Kurzseite auch abgerissen, Karten (es fehlen die Nrn. 18-23) an der Vorder- und Rückseite leicht stockfleckig, insgesamt guter Zustand.\"Österreich-Ungarn, Landkarten, Tirol, Vorarlberg, Liechtenstein

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        Gesamtansicht, i. Vgr. Weinlese.

      - Federlitho. n. u. v. Rachel aus Rachel, ill. Atlas d. Königr. Württemberg, 1872, 24 x 32,5 Wie Schefold 6954, hier allerdings als Federlitho, da aus der 2. Ausgabe. Schönes Blatt!

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        Distribution of Australasian volutes.Sydney, Alexander W. Douglas, 1872. 8vo. Contemporary blue paper wrappers.

      - WorldCat (6 copies, all but 1 in Australia); not in Ferguson. English-language accounts of the distribution of 48 species of sea snails of the genus Voluta around Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and other southwest Pacaific islands, sometimes with descriptive notes on variations in form or colouration. He also comments on the beauty of some species. Several species discussed were newly discovered by Cox himself. With a 4-page introductory note, a table of contents and an alphabetical index. Writing in 1872, Cox already notes that the once common Voluta magnifica, whose shell can grow to about 30 cm in length, has been so highly prized by collectors that it is now hard to find. He also describes several other spieces as formerly abundent but now rare. With the last (blank) and first leaves foxed, and an old vertical fold through the leaves, but still in good condition. The wrappers are foxed and waterstained, with the spine tattered. A remarkable record of the distribution of 48 species of Australasian sea snails in the mid-19th centruy. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Class Album of 1872 [our title] [Cover title: Class '72]

      [New Haven] 1872 - No title-page. Mounted, mostly 4 to a page, on both sides of the first 22 leaves are: (1) 18 photographs of faculty and administrators, including President Woolsey; (2) 90 photographs of students, presumably members of the class of 1872; (3) 23 photographs buildings and scenes in and around Yale and the New Haven area; (4) 5 photographs of African American workers or tradesmen ; and (5) 10 other photos, at least two of which show buildings in Litchfield, including Mansion House and other buildings that perished in the 1886 fire. A single hand has written identifying last names beneath the photos of faculty, administrators and students. The other photos are uncaptioned. The last 14 leaves in the album are unused. 1/2 leather cover which appears to have been rehinged at some point. 35cm. Front cover unevenly faded and has a few scars. Vertical crease on backstrip. Contents sound and clean. Other records indicate that the class of 1872 had 129 graduates; we don't know why this album contains only 90 student photos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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