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        Asher & Adams' New statistical and Topographical Atlas of the United States With maps showing the Dominion of Canada, Europe and the world.

      Asher & Adams 1872 - Folio. 18 x 13 inches. 20 of 28 maps. 3/4 black leather over brown boards, gilt title. Wear and rubbing to edges. Chipping loss to spine. Shaken, several maps loose. Foxing, offsetting and marginal browning to maps. Lacking 8 maps and most of the gazetteer in rear. Zell's Atlas Time table on front pastedown with 4 additional maps from Zell's Popular Encyclopedia. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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        Class B. - East Coast of Africa. Correspondence respecting the Slave Trade and other matters. From January 1 to December 31, 1871. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. 1872. [C.-657].

      London, Harrison and Sons, 1872. - Folio. V, (1), 86 pp. Top edge gilt. Sewn, with remains of spine. Rare British parliamentary papers and correspondence with local agents and officers on the slave trade, including material on slavery in Zanzibar, Yemen and Oman "carried on by and for the northern Arabs" (p. 37). The relevant sections are: firstly, under the heading "Correspondence with British Representatives and Agents abroad", "France" (pp. 1-5), "Zanzibar" (pp. 7-70); and secondly, under the heading "Reports from Naval Officers. - East Coast of Africa Station" (pp. 71-86). - Removed from the Public Record Office with their stamp. A good copy. Bennett 493. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Levers' Works

      Routledge, London 1872 - 6 vols. Illustrations. Contemporary half calf. Knight of Gwynne 2 vols Harry Lorrequer Charles O¿Malley The Irish Dragoon 2 vols. The O¿Donoghues [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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        Expression Of The Emotions In Man And Animals

      John Murray, London, 1872. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. FIRST EDITION with SECOND ISSUE POINTS: The Heliotype plates numbered from 1 to 7 [Arabic], though in the text, the list of illustrations on page vi gives the plates with Roman numerals, page 142 line 18 ' enerally' with the missing 'g' added in manuscript and page 208 line 1, has the misspelt word 'htat'. Chapters: I. II & III. General Principles of Expression IV. Means of Expression in Animals V. Special Expressions of Animals VI. Special Expressions of Man: Suffering and Weeping VII. Low Spirits, Anxiety, Grief, Dejection, Despair VIII. Joy, High Spirits, Love, Tender Feelings, Devotion IX. Reflection-Mediation-Ill-Temper-Sulkiness-Determination X. Hatred And Anger XI. Disdain-Contempt-Disgust-Guilt-Pride, Etc.-Helplessness-Patience-Affirmation And Negation XII. Surprise-Astonishment-Fear-Horror XIII. Self-Attention-Shame-Shyness-Modesty: Blushing XIV. Concluding Remarks And Summary. Book - In Good green boards with blind stamped borders & gilt lettering - some marking to the boards and slight rubbing to the extreme corners and slight bumping to the extreme ends of the spine. Contents - the book has been professionally restored, with the text block re-stitched and rebound with black endpapers in original boards with some light browning to edges of title page, verso of folding plates and pages facing and pages 263/265 otherwise clean and tightly bound. An attractive copy of this important work in original boards. Size: 7.75 inches tall by 5 inches. vi, 374 pages which includes an index & 4 page catalogue to the rear. 7 heliotype plates (3 folding) & text illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 201-750 grams. Category: Psychology & Psychiatry; Antiquarian & Rare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 9108..

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        Typed Letter Signed, in German, 4to, Vienna, Oct. 28, 1916

      - Stekel writes to the painter, Ludwig Hessheimer (1872-1956) giving his view of Hessheimer's exhibition. In full. "Dear Mr. Hessheimer, I just returned from your exhibition. It made a deep and lasting impression on me. You have seen everything with the eyes of a poet. I like the mood pictures best. There were quite a few people there, all of whom were full of praise. Even painters.and that means something. The pictures of Ohrida lake are reminiscent of Bocklin. They have depth and grandeur. In the picture 'Longing' I was perturbed by the angel on high. He is not giving a fortunate impression which may be due to the position of his legs. Also the etching in which the images of wife and child appear to the soldier in the snow suffers from the flaw that visions must be expressed more shadowy, like a delicate breath which spreads across the distance. The contrast between the real and the vision must be more pronounced. But these are just trifles. You now have a foothold in Vienna and we hope to greet you as one of our own soon." He signs, "Dr. Wilhelm Stekel." The letter gives insight into Stekel's ability as an art critic. Stekel argued in "Bisexual Love" (1922) that both heterosexuality and homosexuality require repression and sublimation of natural urges.

      [Bookseller: Schulson Autographs, Ltd.]
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        Returning to Kennel

      London 1872 - This hand colored lithograph depicts a riders returning from a hunt. The image measures 23 1/3" x 34 2/3". 4" tear on right hand margin. 3" tear in top left hand corner, and two 2" tears on the left hand side. Mild foxing throughout margins. This image's vivid colors are of note.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Through the Looking-Glass, and what Alice Found There. With Fifty Illustrations by John Tenniel.

      London, Macmillan and Co., 1872. Original full red cloth with gilt centrepieces (depicting the White and the Red Queen respectively) to boards and gilt lettering to spine. Neatly recased, preserving most of the original spine. Cloth somewhat darkened and with some spotting. Spine worn. Internally nice and clean, with only light occasional brownspotting. Old owner's inscription "E.M.Lucas. Xmas 1941/ Paddington Station" to half-title. One page of publisher's advertisements. First edition, first issue ("wade" in stead of "wabe" on p. 21).

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        View of St. Matthew's Church, Guildford, W.A. after the hurricane of 10th March, 1872.

      Albumen print photograph, 95 x 162 mm, laid down on its original album leaf, contemporary manuscript caption in ink beneath image, 'View of St. Matthew's Church, Guildford, W.A. after the hurricane of 10th March, 1872', no photographer's imprint, the albumen print with slight loss of contrast and some wrinkling in the lower right corner from when it was laid down, otherwise in very good state, the album leaf with some light creasing, not affecting the print. The original St. Matthew's was the Swan River Colony's first church, an octagonal mudbrick structure built between 1836 and 1839 in Guildford, the earliest settlement in the Colony. The second St. Matthew's was intended as a permanent place of Church of England worship, and was consecrated in 1860. However, on March 10th 1872, in the middle of a baptismal service, it was completely destroyed in a freak storm. Miraculously, there were no fatalities among the parishioners, but the only substantial object to survive the disaster was the church's harmonium. This image is known from the State Library of Western Australia's acetate copy negative (30 x 40 mm), made around 1940 and taken from a collection of photographs from the Royal Western Australian Historical Society. However, we can locate no other contemporary albumen print of this important photograph in Australian collections. Whilst the photographer is unidentified, the most likely contender is the firm of Manning and Knight. It is also possible that Alfred Chopin, who had recently started working as a professional photographer in Perth, travelled the short distance up the Swan River to document this event.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED

      8 October 1872, Cambridge - A 2-1/2-page AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED with his initials on three sides of a 7-3/4" x 4-7/8" sheet of paper, folded once, to his publisher James Fields. In full: "I want you and Mrs. Fields, with all your guests, to come to supper after W. MacDonald's lecture at the Port on Thursday evening next. Will you arrange this little party, and let me know if it be possible? And do you think it will be agreeable to the Lecturer? I enclose a note of invitation to him [not present]." SIGNED "H. W. L." Normal fold from mailing. Near Fine [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Queensland Aboriginals. Photographed direct from life by E.H. Forster at his studio, Maryborough

      1872-74. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, image 79 x 52 mm (oval), mount 104 x 63 mm; verso imprintedQueensland Aboriginals. Photographed direct from life by E.H. Forster at his studio, Maryborough, with a lithographed illustration of Aborigines hunting kangaroos; a strong albumen print in very good condition; the mount with some light foxing. Having previously worked for Beaufoy Merlin's American and Australasian Photographic Company, Irish-born photographer Edward Forster opened his own studio in Kent Street, Maryborough in May, 1872. He remained at these premises until 1874. This photograph of three local Aborigines - two women wearing European clothing and a man wearing a king plate (the name on which is not clear) - was one of a specially produced series of cartes de visite sold by Forster during this period. This particular image appears unrecorded in Australian collections. Although the man in the photograph is unidentified, it is likely that he was one of numerous "kings" in the Maryborough region. The fact that the bestowing of king plates was common practice in Queensland at this time is borne out by an advertisement placed by an enterprising ironmonger, John Donnelly, in the Maryborough Almanach for 1875: "ABORIGINAL King Plates, Dog Collars, Watches, Rings, Gold and Silver Plate, Plated Ware, and every description of Metal, Ivory, Bone, or Mother of Pearl, neatly Engraved."

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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.

      W.H.J. Carter, London. 1872 - First edition. Octavo. pp xiv, 301. 16 black-and-white plates, these being "drawn on the spot" by the author. Original maroon cloth decorated in blind with gilt pictorial spine. Henry Wickham (1846-1928) travelled extensively throughout Latin America, especially Brazil where, according to his own account, he stole 70,000 seeds from the Hevea Brasiliensis, which he took back to Kew. The seeds were later sent to Malaysia, Ceylon and Africa where their cultivation effectively put an end to the Amazonian rubber boom. Cloth rubbed at head and tail of spine and at corners. Very good, internally bright, copy. Very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        $1,000,000! PUBLIC LIBRARY OF KENTUCKY. FREE READING FOR ALL AND HALF A MILLION IN GIFTS!! [caption title]

      Louisville: Stackhouse Print, 1872. Broadside, 20 x 5 1/4 inches. Minor foxing, several horizontal folds. Very good. A handsomely produced broadside advertising a lottery to raise money to pay for a magnificent Victorian building, recently purchased for $210,000, to house the Public Library of Kentucky, located in Louisville. The library promised to be "open and free to the gratuitous use and enjoyment of all citizens of every State in the union." The lottery consisted of 100,000 lottery tickets to be sold for the chance at one of 1000 prizes to be handed out at the Second Grand Gift Concert, on Saturday, September 28, 1872. The drawing for the tickets was handled by "blind children from 10 to 15 years of age." The engraved view shows the grand, three-story building flying a large American flag, and dozens of people arriving by foot, by horse and carriage, and by horse- drawn streetcar. OCLC only locates one copy at AAS. Not in Hummel. Rare. OCLC 191285297.

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        Rede bei der Grundsteinlegung des provisorischen Festtheaters in Bayreuth. Gehalten von Richard Wagner

      Carl Giessel, Bayreuth 1872 - First edition. Unbound as published. (4) p. Printed programme of Wagner's speech, given at the laying of the foundation stone of the Bayreuth Festspielhaus on May 22, 1872, on Wagner's 59th birthday. The Bayreuth Festival Theatre's building was specially designed for the performance of Wagner's operas and it was first opened for the premiere of the complete four-opera cycle of Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), from 13 to 17 August 1876. The Festspielhaus is the venue of the Bayreuth Festival, the annual music festival at which Wagner's operas are presented. Scarce. WorldCat locates only 5 copies worldwide, no copy in the US (4 in Germany, 1 in the UK). Title page slightly dusted and spotted. Folded once. Overall in fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Through The Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1872 Illustrated by John Tenniel. First edition, first printing, with "wade" instead of "wabe" to page 21. Original publisher's red cloth, with an illustration of the Red Queen to the front board in gilt, with an illustration of the White Queen to the rear panel in gilt, all edges gilt, black coated endpapers. Very good, with minor repairs to the spine ends, some toning to the spine, light soiling and some dimming to the boards, binder's ticket to the rear pastedown, former owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, some scattered pencil underlining and minor soling to the otherwise very fresh interior. A sturdy and pleasing copy. Housed in a custom slipcase with matching chemise. Through the Looking Glass is Lewis Carroll's sequel to his popular children's novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). In this story, which represents the child protagonist's journey from adolescence to adulthood, Alice ventures into a fantasy world through the mirror above her fireplace. Throughout the novel, Carroll includes nonsense poetry, including the playful and popular "Jabberwocky." Like Alice, Through the Looking Glass is illustrated by John Tenniel. Carroll originally intended to write this sequel as early as 1866, but had trouble persuading Tenniel to illustrate it. Writer and artist had a somewhat volatile relationship as a result of their mutual perfectionism: just as the true first edition of Alice was suppressed because of unsatisfactory illustrations, Through the Looking Glass's illustrations were heavily edited. Tenniel demanded the removal of a character that was too difficult to illustrate, whereas Carroll replaced Tenniel's "Jabberwock" plate with an image of the White Knight, which was less frightening, as a frontispiece.. Illus. by Tenniel, John. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Exposé des applications de l'électricité

      Third edition in the original game. Half cloth bindings fir, back smooth, flat marbled paper, some conis lightly bumped, small traces of rubbing on some slices. Book illustrated with numerous figures in the text and decorated in 22-fine folding plates. The book is divided as follows: Volume 1: Electrical Technology illustrated 99 figures and adorned with a fine in-folding plate. Volume 2: Electrical Technology illustrated with 192 figures and adorned with 2 folding plates in-fine. Volume 3: Electric Telegraphy illustrated with 192 figures and adorned with 7 folding plates in-fine. Volume 4: Applications mechanical electricity illustrated with 123 figures and adorned with folding plates in 9-fine. Volume 5: Industrial applications of electricity illustrated with 169 figures and adorned with 3 folding plates in-fine. A wetness affecting head the latest pages of the first volume, some foxing, otherwise nice interior volumes for each state. Rare together. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Lib. scientifique, industrielle et agricole Eugène Lacroix Paris 1872-1878 16x24,5cm 5 volumes reliés

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        The Trial of the Rev L D Huston for the Alleged Seduction of Mary..

      1872. "For the Alleged Seduction of Mary Driscoll, Virginia Hopkins, &c." [Trial]. Huston, Lorenzo Dow [1820-1887], Defendant. The Trial of the Rev. L.D. Huston for the Alleged Seduction of Mary Driscoll, Virginia Hopkins, &c; Giving a Full and Complete Account of All the Testimony Taken Before the Ecclesiastical Court, And Containing all the Evidence that has Been Withheld from the Public, With an Elaborate Article from Dr. Huston's Legal Counsel. The Only Authentic Edition, Containing All the Suppressed Testimony. Baltimore, S.n., 1872. 64 pp. Main text in parallel columns. Laid-in portrait plate, issued with some copies, not present in this copy. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-3/4"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Light toning, a few chips and minor tears to title page and final leaf, which is detached. Early notes in pencil to foot of p. 64. Ex-library. Small embossed stamps to a few leaves. A scarce title. $500. * Only edition. As Karin Gedge notes, Huston, a Methodist Minister and teacher, was a clever practitioner of a "seduction theology that persuaded girls to reluctantly accept sexual behavior that was clearly contrary to most Christian teaching." Eventually tried, but acquitted, he seduced at least three girls. OCLC locates 11 copies, 5 in law libraries (Harvard, Social Law, UC-Berkeley, University of Missouri, US Supreme Court). Gedge, Without Benefit of Clergy: Women and the Pastoral Relationship in Nineteenth-Century American Culture 55-57. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School II:1109.

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        Collection of material related to the Henry Fawcett, M.P.: chromolithograph, prints of engravings, and two letters with original autographs by Fawcett

      London, UK: Henry Fawcett. Illustrated London News, The Hornet & Vanity Fair, 1872 & 1880. Chromolithograph from Vanity Fair 9.5" x 14", Good with marginal tears, some creasing; published Dec. 21, 1872; clipping on Fawcett affixed to verso. 9" x 15" Print of Engraving of Fawcett from The Hornet, with related clipping affixed to verso Good with tiny marginal tear, creasing. 9" x 12" Print of Engraving of Fawcett from The Illustrated London News, Very Good with toning. Two Autographed Letters signed by Henry Fawcett, Oct. 31 & Nov. 18, 1872, Two Pages each, 4" x 7" Ink on Laid Paper, Very Good mounted on larger sheet, (10" x 12" Good with losses, tears, staining).

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        Le Caprice. Journal de Modes. Années 1872 - 1873 : 1ère livraison du 10 janvier 1872 à la 12ème livraison du 1er décembre 1873.

      1872. IMP. DE DUBUISSON et Cie. 1871 - 1873. In-4 Carré. Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. 28 livraisons de 10 à 14 pages. 57 planches de gravures aquarellées + une planche dépliante en noir et blanc. Nombreuses gravures et nombreux patrons en noir et blanc, dans le texte. Lettrines . Texte sur 2 colonnes. Titre, années et filets dorés sur demi-basane bleu Corsets, Jupons, Coiffures et Coiffes, Etoffes, Foulards, Redingotte, Costumes, Manteaux ... INTROUVABLE

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        Through The Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1872 Illustrated by John Tenniel. First edition, first printing, with "wade" instead of "wabe" to page 21. Original publisher's red cloth, with an illustration of the Red Queen to the front board in gilt, with an illustration of the White Queen to the rear panel in gilt, all edges gilt, black coated endpapers. Very good, with minor repairs to the spine ends, some toning to the spine, light soiling and some dimming to the boards, binder's ticket to the rear pastedown, former owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, some scattered pencil underlining and minor soling to the otherwise very fresh interior. A sturdy and pleasing copy. Housed in a custom slipcase with matching chemise. Through the Looking Glass is Lewis Carroll's sequel to his popular children's novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). In this story, which represents the child protagonist's journey from adolescence to adulthood, Alice ventures into a fantasy world through the mirror above her fireplace. Throughout the novel, Carroll includes nonsense poetry, including the playful and popular "Jabberwocky." Like Alice, Through the Looking Glass is illustrated by John Tenniel. Carroll originally intended to write this sequel as early as 1866, but had trouble persuading Tenniel to illustrate it. Writer and artist had a somewhat volatile relationship as a result of their mutual perfectionism: just as the true first edition of Alice was suppressed because of unsatisfactory illustrations, Through the Looking Glass's illustrations were heavily edited. Tenniel demanded the removal of a character that was too difficult to illustrate, whereas Carroll replaced Tenniel's "Jabberwock" plate with an image of the White Knight, which was less frightening, as a frontispiece.. Illus. by Tenniel, John. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        THE FALLS OF TAUGHANNOCK: Containing a Complete Description of this the Highest Fall in the State of New York, with historical and descriptive sketches. Illustrated by View of the Falls.

      1872 - 12mo. 89 pages plus 2 pages of local ads. "Illustrated with 4 albumen photographs with slightly arched tops, 4 halves of stero pairs, by G. F. Gates of Watkins Glen. Gates was among the dozen or so most serious landscape photographers in the country, who signed one of the photographs in pencil "Gates" Gates's photographs represent a considerable advance over the crude wood-engraved illustrations contained in the first edition, New York, 1866." - Reference THE TRUTHFUL LENS #78. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Carta Idrografica delle Maremme Toscane

      Firenze 1872 - Grande carta geografica della Maremma, nella zona compresa tra Orbetello e Piombino. Litografia, più volte ripiegata, pieghe di carta, piccolo strappo, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione. Dimensioni 121 85mm

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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. Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les plantes a feuillage coloré. histoire - description - culture - emploi des espèces les plus remarquables pour la décoration des parcs - jardins - serres - appartements. Deuxième édition ... Nouvelle série.

      Paris, J. Rothschild, 1872. 4to (26.2 x 18.5 cm). viii, 124 pp. 60 fine chromolithographed plates, 60 text engravings. Contemporary crimson quarter calf over red pebbled cloth (by J. Huss). Spine with five raised bands. Compartment rich gilt and with gilt title. Marbled endpapers.= This is the second edition, "new series" of a work dealing with coloured leaves. Generally, flowers are more colourful than leaves, but this collection shows the exceptions to that rule. The selection is entirely arbitrary and therefore it stands apart from the first series, which is in all other respects similar. This second edition is identical to the first, a translation of Edward Joseph Lowe's "beautiful leaved plants" [(1859)-1864], which was published in 1870. Lowe's name is not in this "new series". A few tissue-guards creased, text pages age-toned but all the large, colourful plates in very good condition. Rare.

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        The Trial of the Rev L D Huston for the Alleged Seduction of Mary.

      1872 - "For the Alleged Seduction of Mary Driscoll, Virginia Hopkins, &c." [Trial]. Huston, Lorenzo Dow [1820-1887], Defendant. The Trial of the Rev. L.D. Huston for the Alleged Seduction of Mary Driscoll, Virginia Hopkins, &c; Giving a Full and Complete Account of All the Testimony Taken Before the Ecclesiastical Court, And Containing all the Evidence that has Been Withheld from the Public, With an Elaborate Article from Dr. Huston's Legal Counsel. The Only Authentic Edition, Containing All the Suppressed Testimony. Baltimore, S.n., 1872. 64 pp. Main text in parallel columns. Laid-in portrait plate, issued with some copies, not present in this copy. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-3/4"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Light toning, a few chips and minor tears to title page and final leaf, which is detached. Early notes in pencil to foot of p. 64. Ex-library. Small embossed stamps to a few leaves. A scarce title. $500. * Only edition. As Karin Gedge notes, Huston, a Methodist Minister and teacher, was a clever practitioner of a "seduction theology that persuaded girls to reluctantly accept sexual behavior that was clearly contrary to most Christian teaching." Eventually tried, but acquitted, he seduced at least three girls. OCLC locates 11 copies, 5 in law libraries (Harvard, Social Law, UC-Berkeley, University of Missouri, US Supreme Court). Gedge, Without Benefit of Clergy: Women and the Pastoral Relationship in Nineteenth-Century American Culture 55-57. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School II:1109. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Unexplored Syria; visits to the Libanus, the Tulúl el Safá, the Anti-Libanus, the northern Libanus, and the ‘Aláh.

      London:: Tinsley Brothers, 1872.. 2 volumes. 8vo. xvi, [vii]-viii, [2], 360; vi, [2], 400 pp. Vol. I: Frontis., 10 figs., 1 folding map of Syria, 10 folding plates (at rear); vol. II: Frontis., 18 figs., 15 plates (1 folding), index. Later half brown crushed morocco, brown cloth sides, t.e.g., bound by C. Fox, Manchester Square, [London, U.K.]; corner bumped, some tiny nicks to covers, generally near fine. FIRST EDITION. Drake went to Syria for the Palestine Exploration Fund. Burton was then consul at Damascus. The articles, written primarily by Drake and Burton, describe visits to Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon. In the appendices are some interesting additions, including a listing of 187 Syrian proverbs, both written in Arabic and translated as well as giving insight to their meaning. Lovell writes that the publisher told Burton that this book “ruined him.” According to Penzer, and correctly so, the “lists of illustrations given in the two volumes are very faulty. The pages at which the plates are bound in accordingly vary widely in different copies.” (p. 85). He adds that copies are circulating with an incomplete set of plates, thus he inventoried all the plates. There were three issues of the binding (the present one not in the original cloth, thus undetermined) and any complete copy is considered by Penzer to be scarce. The plates for this copy match Penzer's complete collation; i.e. vol. I: Frontis., 10 folding pls.; vol. II: Frontis., 15 pls. (1 folding). See: Frontis., p. 240 (3 pls.), 256, 263, 289 (3 pls.), 384 (7 numbered pls., incl. 1 folding). ¶ “After his diplomatic sojourn in Syria as consul in Damascus, Richard Francis Burton (1821–90) published, in 1872, this two-volume account of nineteenth-century Syria. It is the result of collaboration with several partners with specific expertise, primarily Charles Frederick Tyrwhitt Drake (1846–74) but also Burton's wife. Throughout his life Burton immersed himself in as many different cultures as possible. His natural aptitude for languages and disguise allowed him to frequently pass himself off as a native. The two years he was consul were eventful, including local uprisings, an assassination attempt and religious strife. This work reveals the unknown and extraordinary side of Syria.” - Cambridge University Press. ¶ Extract: “During my twenty-three months of service - perhaps it might be called servitude - at Damascus I had twice inspected the most interesting features of this Jebel el Sharkí (the Eastern Mountain), the modern equivalent for the ancient Hebrew ‘Lebanon towards the sunrising.' In August 1870 I had ascended successively the Haláim (or Paps) of Kárá, Kurrays, Zammarání, and El Kabú, taking angles, laying down their altitudes, and building Kakurs (or old men), to serve for a theodolite survey. Poor Jiryus Kátibah, father of the young schoolmasters who have been stationed by the Irish-American Presbyterian Mission at Yabrúd and Nabk, together with his ‘‘Asús,' will not readily forget one day's work. In November 1870 we had pushed up the Nabi Bárúh block, but the snow had begun to fall before the work was finished: it was in Ramazan, and the little party of fasting Moslems, Shaykh Sálih, and others who accompanied us from ‘Assál el Ward, will long remember that walk and ride. Finally, on July 31, 1871, taking advantage of a visit from Mr. C.F. Tyrwhitt Drake, I resolved to connect the two excursions by a march along the backbone from Jebel el Shakíf to the northern end. My fellow-traveller had, as usual, sole charge of the mapping and of the route-sketching, whilst the humbler task of keeping the journal fell to my lot.” – Burton & Drake, vol. II. ¶ Contents: VOL. I: [1] Cartographic and other Notes on the Water-Shed of the Ba'albak Plain, on the ‘Cedar Block,' and on the Northern Libanus; Part I. From Ba'albak to the Cedar Clump; Pt. II. From the Cedars of Lebanon to Zahlah Town; [2] Preliminary Tour in the Jebel Duruz Hauran – Exploration of the Umm Niran Cave and the Tulul El Safa – The Volcanic Region east of Damascus; Pt. I. Preliminary Tour in the Jebel Duruz Hauran; Pt. II. Exploration of the Umm Niran Cave and the Tulul El Safa …; Appendix. [I] Observations taken with Eneroid and Thermometer …; [II]. Proverbia Communia Syriaca; [III] On Writing a Roll of the Law; [IV] Notes on the Hamah Stones. VOL. II: [1] A Reconnaissance of the anti-Libanus – from B'lúdán village to the apex of the ‘eastern mountain – and return march through the anti-Libanus to B'lúdán. Part I. From B'lúdán village to the apex of the'eastern mountain' part ii. Return march through the anti-Libanus to B'lúdán; [2] Notes on the northern slopes of Lebanon chapter III. An exploration of the ‘Aláh or ‘Highland' of Syria. The ‘Aláh; [3] an exploration of the ‘Aláh or ‘highland' of Syria; Appendix: [I] Anthropological Collections from the Holy-Land; [II] Suggestions of readings for the Greek Inscriptions …; [III] Plants from the Lebanon in the British Museum herbarium. ¶ Blackmer 247; Casada 68; Penzer pp. 85-8.

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        Unexplored Syria; visits to the Libanus, the Tulúl el Safá, the Anti-Libanus, the northern Libanus, and the

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1872. London:: Tinsley Brothers, 1872.. 2 volumes. 8vo. xvi, [vii]-viii, [2], 360; vi, [2], 400 pp. Vol. I: Frontis., 10 figs., 1 folding map of Syria, 10 folding plates (at rear); vol. II: Frontis., 18 figs., 15 plates (1 folding), index. Later half brown crushed morocco, brown cloth sides, t.e.g., bound by C. Fox, Manchester Square, [London, U.K.]; corner bumped, some tiny nicks to covers, generally near fine. FIRST EDITION. Drake went to Syria for the Palestine Exploration Fund. Burton was then consul at Damascus. The articles, written primarily by Drake and Burton, describe visits to Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon. In the appendices are some interesting additions, including a listing of 187 Syrian proverbs, both written in Arabic and translated as well as giving insight to their meaning. Lovell writes that the publisher told Burton that this book

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        1,000,000! PUBLIC LIBRARY OF KENTUCKY. FREE READING FOR ALL AND HALF A MILLION IN GIFTS!! [caption title].

      Louisville: Stackhouse Print, 1872. - Narrow folio broadside, 20 x 5 1/4 inches. Minor foxing, several horizontal folds. Very good. A handsomely-produced broadside advertising a lottery to raise money to pay for a magnificent Victorian building, recently purchased for $210,000, to house the Public Library of Kentucky, located in Louisville. The library promised to be "open and free to the gratuitous use and enjoyment of all citizens of every State in the union." The lottery consisted of 100,000 lottery tickets to be sold for the chance at one of 1000 prizes to be handed out at the Second Grand Gift Concert, on Saturday, September 28, 1872. The drawing for the tickets was handled by "blind children from 10 to 15 years of age." The engraved view shows the grand, three-story building flying a large American flag, and dozens of people arriving by foot, by horse and carriage, and by horse- drawn streetcar. OCLC only locates one copy at AAS. Not in Hummel. Rare. OCLC 191285297.

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        The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals

      First edition, first impression, second issue with three leaves of preliminaries and the signatures and misprint as described by Freeman; the plates with Arabic numerals rather than Roman. The Expression of the Emotions was a significant contribution to evolutionary theory and was one of the first books to be illustrated with photographic heliotype plates. 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 pp. 15-16). Here Darwin explicitly made the connection between the emotions and facial reflexes of humans and animals. He showed that human emotions were not unique, but part of a shared evolutionary heritage with the rest of the animal kingdom. "With this book Darwin founded the study of ethology (animal behaviour) and conveyance of information (communication theory) and made a major contribution to psychology' (DSB)... the work contains studies of facial and other types of expression (sound, erection of hair, etc.) in man and mammals, and their correlation with various emotions such as grief, love, anger, fear and shame. The results of Darwin's investigations showed that in many cases expression is not learned but innate, and enabled Darwin to formulate three principles - relief of sensation or desire, antithesis, and reflex action - governing the expression of emotions" (Norman 600). A very attractive copy. London: John Murray, 1872. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, boards blocked in blind, black coated endpapers. 7 heliotype plates of which 3 are folding, 21 steel engravings within the text. Ads dated November 1872. Armorial bookplate. Professionally recased, cloth generally fresh and bright with subtle professional repairs to the corners, ends of spine, and hinges, light spotting to title, versos of plates, and pages adjoining plates, small tear to plate VI not affecting images. An attractive copy in very good condition. Bibliography: Freeman; Norman 600; Garrison-Morton 4975.

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        Les plantes a feuillage coloré. histoire - description - culture - emploi des espèces les plus remarquables pour la décoration des parcs - jardins - serres - appartements. Deuxième édition . Nouvelle série.

      - Paris, J. Rothschild, 1872. 4to (26.2 x 18.5 cm). viii, 124 pp. 60 fine chromolithographed plates, 60 text engravings. Contemporary crimson quarter calf over red pebbled cloth (by J. Huss). Spine with five raised bands. Compartment rich gilt and with gilt title. Marbled endpapers.= This is the second edition, "new series" of a work dealing with coloured leaves. Generally, flowers are more colourful than leaves, but this collection shows the exceptions to that rule. The selection is entirely arbitrary and therefore it stands apart from the first series, which is in all other respects similar. This second edition is identical to the first, a translation of Edward Joseph Lowe's "beautiful leaved plants" [(1859)-1864], which was published in 1870. Lowe's name is not in this "new series". A few tissue-guards creased, text pages age-toned but all the large, colourful plates in very good condition. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE ART JOURNAL SLECTED PICTURES SERIES 1872

      James S. Virtue,, London 1872 - B&W Illustrations; 316; 64 pages; The Illustrated Catalogue of the Paris International Exhibition Published with the Art Journal. Separately paginated, two sections. Provenance- the Privare library of Charles Fletcher. Bound in 3/4 scarlet morocco leather over pebble-grain red cloth. Spine with 5 bands. Binding is solid and contents clean and firm. 10 x 13", plate list. ---Linen hinged covers, all edges gilt. Noted for it's unbiased portrayals and opposition to fraud and unattributed works. Replete with plates of the great art works and reference articles. Front gutter cracked- held firmly by linen hinge. ; 9 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

      Macmillan & Co, London 1872 - Lewis Carroll: Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There. A first impression, first issue of the classic, In very good condition with fifty illustrations by John Tenniel. The error wade on page 21 and wood engraved frontpiece. Original red cloth boards with gilt border, illustrations and lettering on the covers and spine. All edges are gilt. The spine ends are frayed and the rear edge is frayed. Darkened spine colour. Clean plain end papers with very light spotting of the first pages. The frontis illustration is with intact tissue guard. Page of advertisments at the end. 224 pp. 8vo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Illustrated manuscript logbook of the Pacific cruise of the U.S.S. Narragansett

      Various places 1872 - With 5 manuscript maps (one large folding), 7 albumen photographs, and numerous ink views. 359, [36] pp in purple brown ink. Signed on several dozen pages as examined by Captain Richard Worsam Meade and signed by Calhoun in several places. Folio (12 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches). South Pacific cruise and the beginning of Western-Samoan diplomacy. An outstanding, extensively illustrated logbook of the diplomatic and research expedition undertaken by the U.S.S. Narragansett to the South Pacific in 1870-73. Kept by midshipman George A. Calhoun (1849-1897), the logbook covers the period December 1871-September 1872, during which time the Narragansett visited several island groups in the South Pacific, including the Hawaiian, Samoan, Phoenix, Marshall, and other island chains. In addition to providing crucial surveying information, the expedition marked the beginning of diplomatic negotiations between the Samoan Island and neighboring chains and the three great foreign powers competing for influence in the region-- the United States, Germany, and Great Britain. The logbook also records an encounter with the notorious American pirate "Bully" Hayes.The journal begins with the Narragansett at anchor in Honolulu on December 24, 1871 and ends with the ship at sea between Ebon Atoll and the Duff Islands on September 6th. In between is a daily record, dutifully kept by Calhoun, of the weather, sailing conditions, ship movements, onboard activity, court marshals, etc. Commanded by Richard Worsam Meade III (1837-1897), the Narragansett originally set out from Sandy Hook, New York, to the Pacific on March 21, 1871 and completed its journey on April 2, 1873, when it arrived at Panama, having spent 419 days at sea covering 52,073 miles. The log is signed in numerous places by Captain Meade as "examined and approved," and at the end of the journal he adds: "This journal has been excellently kept in every respect and I commend Mid[shipma]n Calhoun very highly. Richard W. Meade, Comdr." The achievement of the Narragansett with perhaps the longest lasting ramifications was Commander Meade's signing of a treaty of "friendship and protection" with Chief Maunga of Pago Pago, island of Tutuila, Samoan islands, granting the United States exclusive rights to build a naval station in Pago Pago harbor. Several entries in the logbook record activity almost certainly related to negotiations of the treaty, which was signed on February 17, 1872. The entry for February 15, for example, notes: "One of the principal native chiefs came on board to pay his respects to the Commanding officers." This chief would have been Maunga, of whom a photograph with his wife and child, taken by one of the expedition's members, is tipped-in to the log across from the entry. On February 18--the same day Meade arrested Bully Hayes--the log notes: "American Consul paid an official visit to the ship," which by now was in the neighboring port of Apia. The next day the log records that, "English Consul paid an official visit to the ship" and later that same day, "German Consul paid an official visit to the ship." Undoubtedly the newly signed treaty--which gave an immense advantage to the United States over its chief rivals--was discussed on all three occasions; shortly after, the German Consul sent a letter of protest to Chief Maunga. Though Meade's treaty would eventually die in the United States Senate, it laid the foundation for later, successful treaties which established an American presence in the region which lasts to this day. "The diplomacy connected with the [Samoan] islands may be considered to have begun in the year 1872, when Commander R.W. Meade of the U.S.S. 'Narragansett,' anchored at Pago-Pago, on the island of Tutuila, and on his own initiative concluded with the native chief of the bay an agreement by which the exclusive privilege of establishing a naval station in the harbor of Pago-Pago was granted to the United States" (Keim, Forty Years of German-American Political Relat [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Report on the North Sea Canal of Holland; and on the improvement of navigation from Rotterdam to the sea; to the chief of engineers, United States army. (Professional papers of the corps of engineers, U.S. army. No. 22).Washington D.C., U.S. Government Printing Office, 1872. 4to. With 12 plates numbered as 11 (all but 1 folding and 1 printed in red and black). Further with a half title, title-page, preface, and list of plates. Contemporary brown half morocco, reddish-brown cloth sides gold-blocked with the title and the coat of arms of the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

      A detailed and neatly arranged overview of the construction works of the Nieuwe Waterweg and the North Sea Canal, compiled by Brevet Major General John Gross Barnard. Barnard´s report, no. 22 in the series of professional papers published by the U.S. army corps of engineers, clearly presents all technical details of these two major shipping canals, whose construction was then nearing completion. With some tears in the plates (serious in plate 1) but otherwise in good condition. A thorough and well-illustrated report on two significant examples of 19th-century Dutch hydraulic engineering.

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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 (twelfth thousand). Octavo. Original green ribbed-grain cloth, titles to spine gilt, frames and central vignette blocked in blind to covers, brown coated endpapers Folding diagram facing page 90. Ownership inscription to head of title page. Minor rubbing to extremities, top edge dust toned, small chip to front free endpaper, faint foxing to edges; an excellent, bright copy. Sixth edition, second issue, printed simultaneously with the first issue, which is marked as the "eleventh thousand" on the title page. 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. Freeman notes that the second issue is "notably less common"; two copies have been traced at auction.

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        Origen, naturaleza y antiguedad del hombre

      Madrid: Compania de Impresores y Libreros del Reino, 1872. Vilanova y Piera, Juan (1821-93). Origen, naturaleza y antigüedad del hombre. [8], 446pp. Frontispiece, 9 plates, folding table. Madrid: Imprenta de la Compa?ia de Impresores y Libreros del Reino, 1872. 230 x 152 mm. Tree sheep ca. 1872, gilt spine, light wear at spine and extremities, front endpaper a bit loose. Light toning but very good. First Edition of the first monograph on the antiquity of man published by a Spanish author. Vilanova was the first professor of geology and paleontology at the Universidad Central in Madrid, and a founding member of the Spanish Society of Natural History. Like the majority of Spanish geologists in the latter part of the 19th century, Vilanova sought to reconcile recent paleontological and geological findings with the teachings of established religion. He took an anti-Darwinist position on the question of human antiquity. Vilanova is best known as the first archeologist to excavate the cave of Altamira after Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola discovered the cave?s famous prehistoric paintings in 1879. Both he and Sanz de Sautuola believed that the paintings dated from the Paleolithic era, but the two men?s claims were forcefully rejected at the 1880 Prehistorical Congress, with many believing that the paintings were faked. The controversy over the authenticity of the Altamira cave paintings was not resolved until 1902, when French archeologist Emile Cartailhac, one of the most prominent of the doubters, retracted his opposition in an article titled ?Mea culpa d?un sceptique? (Anthropologie 13 [1902]: 348-354). Garrison-Morton.com 7609.

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        La Creacion: Historia Natural (8 volume set)

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

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        Ruy Blas Drame en 5 actes en vers ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Michel Lévy frères, 1872. Fine. Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1872, 12x19cm, relié. - Later edition, but partly first thanks to presence of the preface "à la France de 1872 [To the France of 1872]" published on the occasion of the revival of the piece at the Odeon on the 19th February 1872. Half brown shagreen, spine in six compartments, covers preserved. An exceptional autograph inscription from Victor Hugo to his mistress, Juliette Drouet: "Premier exemplaire aux pieds de ma dame [The first copy, laid at the feet of my lady]". From its very creation until its overdue consecration, the story of Ruy Blas was intimately tied to that of Juliette Drouet. Shut up at home all the while the piece was being written, Juliette was to be its first reader on the 12 August 1838 (Hugo finished writing it on the 11th). She fell in love at once with this romantic drama in which Hugo promised her the title role alongside Frédérick Lemaître :   "What a miracle your piece is, my poor beloved, and so good of you to have let me admire it first. Never have I seen anything so wonderful; including even your other masterpieces. It has a richness, a magnificence, a wonder...Oh my darling sun, you have blinded me for so long to come."    Juliette quickly came to know the piece by heart, certain verses strongly evoking the relationship between the author and the actress:   "Madam at your feet, in the shadows, there is a man Who loves you, lost in the enveloping night; Who suffers as an earthworm enamored of a star; Who would give his soul for you, if he might; And who lowly dies while on high you shine" (Act II, scene 2).   On the 15th August, Hugo confirmed her casting in the role of Doña Maria de Neubourg. Juliette could hope for no finer proof of his love: "I see glory, happiness, love and adoration, all this in huge and impossible measure..." Unfortunately, far from presaging the hoped-for glory, this news marked the start of open hostilities from Adèle, who until this point had stayed out of her husband's adulterous relationship. At the end of the summer, Adèle wrote to the director of the theatre: "I foresee the success of the piece being compromised...because the role of the Queen was given to someone who was involved in the scandal over Mary Tudor...Opinion...is against...the talents of Mlle Juliette...This lady is said to be having an affair with my husband. While I am personally convinced that these rumors have no basis whatsoever in fact...the end result is the same...I have some hope that you...will give the role to someone else." It was, in fact, Frédérick Lemaître's lover who got it in the end.     Juliette did not hide her helplessness: "I carry in me my mourning for a fine and admirable role which is dead to me for ever...I am more upset than you can possibly imagine." And, even if Ruy Blas was not the success they'd hoped for, her passion for the piece remained: "I spilled all my blood for you, for your piece." On the 5th December 1867, when the Odeon mooted a revival of the piece, Napoleon III had it banned because "we don't want the scandal over Hernani breaking out again." Juliette was more upset by this injustice than Hugo himself, as her voluminous correspondence attests. Her letters on this subject are collected in Paul Souchon's work (Autour de Ruy Blas. Lettres inédites de Juliette Drouet à Victor Hugo, Albin Michel, 1939).   She fought for her reinstatement for years and, when Ruy Blas was finally revived at the Odeon in 1872, she took part in and commented on every step of the process.   Thus, coming out of the first reading by Hugo to the actors on the 2nd January 1872, she wrote: "Victory, my great beloved! Your entire audience left with profound and enthusiastic feelings...Ruy Blas from the first word to the last is the masterpiece of masterpieces. I came out transported, ecstatic, full of the same love and admiration and adoration for you as the first time I heard you. All that was with me just now at yours when I was the most transported and the most moved, more so than the author of the piece. I am ashamed to express this to you so poorly, but I had to give in to the needs of my heart, which is bursting with your genius and my love. There it is, my love, and I rush to kiss your wings and your feet."   With Sarah Bernhardt in the role of the Queen, the piece was a triumph which grew and grew with each performance.   The day after the premiere, Juliette commented on this consecration, for which she had been waiting for more than thirty years: "You see, my love, that I was telling the truth about the prodigious and formidable enthusiasm of the entire audience yesterday. Never have you had, never could you have, a better reception. It was total delirium, growing with each verse. Your sublime poetry conquered every soul and one could feel the rivers of adoration flowing from all their hearts. The thunderous applause was so strong and so sustained that every hand sparked with electricity...And as for you, I feel that in this blessed month there is renewed love for you and it seems that all my fine memories are blooming once more and perfuming my soul with happiness. And I wanted to lay at your feet a divine bouquet".   It was Victor Hugo who in the end laid "at the feet of [his] lady" this masterpiece of Romanticism and testimony to their legendary love.  - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, en partie originale car augmentée de la préface intitulée « à la France de 1872 » éditée à l'occasion de la reprise de la pièce, à l'Odéon, le 19 février 1872. Reliure en demi-chagrin brun, dos à cinq nerfs, couvertures conservées. Exceptionnel envoi autographe de Victor Hugo à sa maîtresse Juliette Drouet : « Premier exemplaire aux pieds de ma dame » Depuis sa création jusqu'à sa consécration tardive, l'histoire de Ruy Blas est intimement mêlée à celle de Juliette Drouet. Recluse chez elle durant toute l'écriture de la pièce, Juliette en fut la première lectrice, le 12 août 1838 (Hugo en acheva l'écriture le 11). Immédiatement, elle tombe amoureuse de ce drame romantique dont Hugo lui promet le rôle-titre au côté de Frédérick Lemaître :   « Quel miracle que ta pièce, mon pauvre bien-aimé, et que tu es bon de me l'avoir fait admirer la première ! Jamais je n'avais rien entendu de si magnifique. Je n'en excepte même pas tes autres chefs-d'œuvre. C'est une richesse, une magnificence, un éblouissement [...] Oh mon beau soleil, vous m'avez aveuglée pour longtemps ».   Rapidement, Juliette connaît la pièce par cœur, certains vers évoquant farouchement la relation du poète et de la comédienne :   « Madame, sous vos pieds, dans l'ombre, un homme est là Qui vous aime, perdu dans la nuit qui le voile ; Qui souffre, ver de terre amoureux d'une étoile ; Qui pour vous donnera son âme, s'il le faut ; Et qui se meurt en bas quand vous brillez en haut » (Acte II, scène 2)   Le 15 août, Hugo lui confirme le rôle de Doña Maria de Neubourg. Juliette ne pouvait espérer une plus belle preuve d'amour : « Je vois de la gloire, du bonheur, de l'amour et de l'adoration, tout cela dans des dimensions gigantesques et impossibles... » Malheureusement, loin de présager la gloire espérée, cette nouvelle marquera le début de la guerre ouverte d'Adèle, qui jusque-là était peu intervenue dans la relation adultérine de son mari. à la fin de l'été, Adèle écrit au directeur du théâtre : « Je vois le succès de la pièce compromis [...] car le rôle de la Reine a été donné à une personne qui a été un élément du tapage fait à Marie Tudor. [...] L'opinion [...] est défavorable [...] au talent de Mlle Juliette. [...] Cette dame passe pour avoir des relations avec mon mari. - Tout en étant personnellement convaincue que ce bruit est dénué entièrement de fondement, [...] le résultat est le même. [...] j'ai quelque espoir que vous [...] donnerez le rôle à une autre personne. ». Ce sera l'amante de Frédérick Lemaître qui en héritera.   Juliette ne cache pas son désarroi : « Je porte en moi le deuil d'un beau et admirable rôle qui est mort pour moi à tout jamais. [...] J'ai un chagrin plus grand que tu ne peux l'imaginer. » Et, même si Ruy Blas ne rencontre pas le succès escompté, sa passion pour la pièce reste intacte : « j'ai versé tout mon sang pour vous, pour votre pièce ».   Le 5 décembre 1867, alors que l'Odéon projette une reprise de la pièce, Napoléon III la fait interdire car « il ne faut pas que le scandale d'Hernani se renouvelle ». Juliette est plus affectée encore que Hugo par cette injustice, comme en témoigne son abondante correspondance. Ses lettres sur le sujet sont réunies dans l'ouvrage de Paul Souchon (Autour de Ruy Blas. Lettres inédites de Juliette Drouet à Victor Hugo, Albin Michel, 1939).   Pendant des années, elle milite pour sa réhabilitation et, lorsqu'en 1872 Ruy Blas est enfin accueilli à l'Odéon, elle assiste et commente chaque étape de cette résurrection.   Ainsi au sortir de la première lecture de Hugo aux comédiens, le 2 janvier 1872 : « Victoire, mon grand bien-aimé ! Émotion profonde et enthousiaste de tout ton auditoire. [...] Ruy Blas depuis le premier mot jusqu'au dernier est le chef-d'œuvre des chefs-d'œuvre. Je suis sortie de là éblouie, ravie, t'aimant, t'admirant et t'adorant comme le premier jour où je t'ai entendu. C'était autour de moi, tout à l'heure chez toi, à qui était le plus transporté et le plus ému de l'auteur et de la pièce. Je suis honteuse de te le dire si mal, mais je cède au besoin de mon cœur tout plein de ton génie et de mon amour. Te voilà, mon adoré, je me hâte de baiser tes ailes et tes pieds. »   Avec Sarah Bernhardt dans le rôle de la reine, la pièce est un triomphe qui ira croissant au fil des représentations.   Le lendemain de la première, Juliette commente cette consécration attendue depuis plus de trente ans : « Tu vois, mon bien-aimé, que je t'avais dit la vérité sur le prodigieux et formidable enthousiasme de tous les spectateurs hier. Jamais tu n'[en] as eu et n'en pourras avoir de plus grand. C'était un délire général qui allait crescendo à chaque vers. Ta sublime poésie subjuguait toutes les âmes et on sentait des effluves d'adoration sortant de tous les cœurs. Les tonnerres d'applaudissements étaient si continus et si forts qu'il jaillissait des étincelles électriques de toutes les mains. [...] Quant à moi, je sens dans ce mois béni un renouveau d'amour et il me semble que tous mes doux souvenirs refleurissent et parfument mon âme de bonheur. Et je voudrais déposer à tes pieds un bouquet divin. »   C'est Victor Hugo qui finalement dépose « aux pieds de [s]a dame » ce chef-d'œuvre du romantisme en témoignage de leur amour mythique. 

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        A New Map of the River Thames from Oxford to London, from Entirely New Surveys, Taken During the Summer of 1871: With a Guide, Giving Every Information Required by the Tourist, the Oarsman, and the Angler.

      Oxford: Henry W. Taunt, 1872. Undetermined. very good. 1st Edition. 67pp. Oblong octavo. Original blind stamped green cloth with gilt title on front board. Endpaper ads. 24 full page maps with either 3 or 4 tipped on original albumen photographs per map. (5.2 X 3.2 cm). A bit of soiling to the pages but overall in excellent condition with the images unfaded. Two of the text pages have been slightly defaced with and old blue X being drawn across the text as if the person disagreed with the text! very good A rare and early photographically illustrated guide to the Thames River. The descriptions of the towns along the route are very interesting listing hotels, inns, fisherman and watermen. The photos are very quaint and show the towns, Abbey's, bridges, locks, college's etc along the way. There was a second edition a year later. 1872

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        [Four papers by Burton]: [I] “Anthropological Collections from the Holy Land. By Richard F. Burton; With notes on the Human Remains.” By Dr. C. Carter Blake, pp. 300-345; Burton is mentioned in a paragraph on vol. 2 p. 9, relating to a paper given by Mr. George Harris on hereditary transmission of endowments … [relates to Francis Galton]; [II] “Anthropological Collections from the Holy Land No. III. Notes on the Hamah Stones, with reduced transcripts,” pp.41-63; [III] “On Human Remains and Other Articles from Iceland,” pp. 342-4; [IV] “The Primordial Inhabitants of Minas Geraes, and the Occupations of the Present Inhabitants,” pp. 407-23.

      London:: Trübner, 1872-3.. Series: The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, vols. 1+2. 2 vols. 8vo. [ii], 427, [1], clx; [ii], 455, [1], 24 pp. Plates (some folding). Contemporary half black calf, marbled boards, gilt spine titles; rubbed. Set placed within a 2-part compartmentalized brown cloth felt-lined box with navy blue leather edging to the spine-side. Very good. This contemporary half-calf two-volume collection of scientific papers on anthropology includes four papers written by Sir Richard F. Burton. Two papers relate to the Hamah [Hama] Stones of the Hittite period. “The stones were first spotted by J. L. Burckhardt in 1812 without paying much of an attention. In 1870 they were also noticed by American travellers J. A. Johnson ve S. Jessup, but locals believed the stones had mystical powers and would not tolerate anybody moving them. They were finally moved to the museum in Istanbul by Dr. W. Wright in 1872 with the help of the new governor of the area.” – J. David Hawkins, Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions. 2000. Burton also contributed to the discussions following these two papers. “Burton's paper on the Hamah (or Hamath) Stones led to numerous discussions, letter and suggestions. The Anth. Inst. published various notes on the subject, particularly on the origin and analogy of the phallic nature of certain of the Hamath Characters.” [Penzer, p.221] The third paper, “In the summer of 1872, [Burton] went to Iceland and forwarded thence for exhibition a collection of human remains and other articles, which were described by Mr. Carter Blake.” – “Obituary” The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 20, (1891), p. 297. The fourth paper, relating to native tribes in the Brazilian state Minas Geraes. ¶ Charles Carter Blake was a Fellow of the Geographical Society, served as Librarian and Curator to the Anthropological Society of London. The Anthropological Review, Vol. 5, No. 18/19 (Jul. - Oct., 1867), pp. 369-376, reports his heading to Nicaragua to study both people and objects of interest to anthropology and report back to the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. ¶ Casada 154 [incorrectly puts the pagination at pp. 300-63, whereas 345 pp. is correct], 155, 162; Penzer pp. 220-23.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. [Stuttgart], 11. II. 1872.

      1872. 1 S. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Mit Vergnügen würde ich von Ihrer gütigen Einladung auf Freitag Gebrauch machen, aber ich habe am Samstag einen Vortrag im Königsbau zu halten u. da. es vor einem solchen öffentlichen Auftreten viel zu überdenken gibt, darf ich mich am Vorabend nicht zerstreuen [...]".

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

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

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        Fractures par armes à feu. Expectation, résection sous-périostée, évidement, amputation (Armée de la Loire)

      first edition.Bound in red half shagreen, spine raised on four bands set with double gilded nets decorated with double cold boxes ornamented with golden jewel in their centers, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats paper to the tank, then binding .Signed autograph Antony Chipault, the name of the dedicatee having been trimmed by the bookbinder who defaced "... a member of the General Council of Loiret and member of the Administrative Commission of the Hospice of Orleans .. . "Book illustrated with 37 color plates inset.Some small minor foxing.Rare. Germer Baillière Paris 1872relié

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