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        Descriptive Ethnology of Bengal

      Calcutta: Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, 1872 vi + 327 pages. Illustrated by Lithograph Portraits copied from Photographs by ToscoPeppe and W. Simpson. These lithographs are further hand coloured. Single frontispiece and 39 hand coloured lithographed portraits.SIZE:Height: 35 cmWidth: 27 cmDepth: 5.5 cmThe term Bengal in Dalton s time referred to what are now the Indian states of Bihar, Orissa, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Tripura, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Megalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, and Nagaland, and the present-day country of Bangladesh. The book is a geographically precise description of the landsand people treated in this classic ethnography. Each tribe described by Dalton is portrayed in stunning lithographs that convey a sense of immediacy free of the staging common to Victorian ethnographic photography.LIST OF PLATES IN ORDER: .br.Rest at noon (frontispiece)Khamti (plate I)Fig 1. Khamti Female (plate II)Fig 2 Chulikata Woman (see accents on the plate) (plate II)Fig 1 A capital specimen of a Singpho Chief (plate III)Fig 2 Abelo, Chulikata Mishmi Chief (plate III)Male and Female of the Tain or Digaru Mishmi Tribe (plate IV)Group of Digaru Mishmis (plate V)Group of Miju Mishmis (plate VI)Group of Midhi or Chulikata Mishmis (plate VII)Fig 1 An admirable and thoroughly typical representation of a Tain Mishmi girl (plate VIII)Fig 2 A Bor Abor girl. (plate VIII)A Miju or Mizhu Mishmi in undress (plate VIIIa)A Chulikata Mishmi Chief in full dress (plate IX)Group of Bor Abors (plate X)Abor Chief (plate XI)Dhoba Abor (plate XII)A Dhoba Abor (plate XIII)Fig 1 A Phakial (plate XIV)Fig 2 Miri Woman (plate XIV)Miuis Male and Female (plate XV)Naga Chief (plate XVI)Male and Female of the Namsang Naga Tribe (plate XVII)Maleand Female from Murruck, Asam (plate XVIIa)Male and Female of the Lower Naga Group (plate XVIII)Figs 1, 2 and 3 are natives of Mauipur Valley (plate XIX)Fig 4 Angami Naga (plate XIX)Kachari Male and Female (plate XX)Kukis Male and Female (plate XXI)Garo Women and head of Garo Boy (plate XXII)Bhutias or Burs, Male and Female (plate XXIII)Lepchas (Sikkim) (plate XXIV)Limbu Male and Female (plate XXV)Fig 1. A Mug (plate XXVI)Fig 2. A "Ho" or Kol of Singhbum (plate XXVI)Mundas of Chutia Nagpur, Male and Female (plate XXVII)Oraons and Mundas of Chutia Nagpur (plate XXVIII)Santals (plate XXIX)Group of Korwas (plate XXX)Fig 1. An Oraon Chutia Nagpur (plate XXXI)Fig 2 RomiaN Oraon girl of Chutin Nagpur (plate XXXI)Koccu Male and Female (plate XXXII)Juang Girls (plate XXXIII)Juang Tribe (plate XXXIV)Bendkar Tribe (plate XXXV)Ho or Larka Kol Females (plate XXXVI)Paori (or Pahari) Bhuiyas of Keonjhar Male and Female (plate XXXVII)

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        Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There.

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1872. With Fifty Illustrations by John Tenniel. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt, triple rules to covers framing central vignette gilt, black coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Frontispiece with tissue-guard, 49 illustrations by John Tenniel in text. Ownership inscription to head of half-title. Binder's label to foot of rear pastedown. Spine rolled, tips bumped with light wear, small marks to covers, inner front and rear hinges cracked but holding, occasional foxing; a very good copy. First edition, first state with the misprint "wade" for "wabe" in the second line of the poem "Jabberwocky" on page 21.

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

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1872 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt, triple rules to covers framing central vignette gilt, black coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Ownership inscription to head of half-title. Binder's label to foot of rear pastedown. Spine rolled, tips bumped with light wear, small marks to covers, inner front and rear hinges cracked but holding, occasional foxing; a very good copy. Frontispiece with tissue-guard, 49 illustrations by John Tenniel in text. First edition, first state with the misprint "wade" for "wabe" in the second line of the poem "Jabberwocky" on page 21. Williams–Madan–Green–Crutch 84. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ganka yakusetsu [trans.: Summary of Ophthalmology]

      22 finely hand-colored full-page woodcuts. 35; 39, 30 folding leaves. Three vols. 8vo, orig. wrappers (some marginal worming in Vol. III), orig. block printed title label on each upper cover, new stitching. Tokyo: 1872. First edition in Japanese of this collection of translations from a variety of Western ophthalmological texts. NLM suggests the author was Paul Silex (1858-1929), but this is clearly impossible. The present work is the earliest work published in Japan on Western techniques in ophthalmology, preceding the Ika zensho ganka-hen of 1879 (see Mestler, A Galaxy of Old Japanese Medical Books, IV, p. 336. The attractive plates, all finely hand-colored, depict ophthalmological instruments and a series of surgical procedures. Fine and fresh set.

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        Actes et paroles 1870 - 1871 - 1872

      First edition, one of 24 numbered copies on Alfa paper only leading copies.Iconography.Some small bites without gravity. Michel Lévy frères Paris 1872 12x18,5cm relié

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        FAIRY TALES.

      vi, [2], 94, [2] pages. Illustrated with coloured frontispiece and 11 coloured plates after original drawings by E. V. B. (Eleanor Vere Boyle.). Original decorative green cloth gilt. All edges gilt. Two plates trimmed at fore-edge; two with some slight damage to fore-edge; slight cracking to front inner hinge; else an excellent copy, being particularly clean internally. Printed at the Chiswick Press, the plates printed by the Leighton Brothers, this is arguably the finest of Boyle's creations and, altogether, a true masterpiece of Victorian book production.

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        La chanson de Roland

      Edition originale de la traduction de Léon Gautierbindings en demi maroquin bleu outremer signées Creuzevault. Alfred Mame Tours 1872 Grd. et fort in-8 (19x28,5cm) ccj, 325pp. et VII, 507pp. 2 tomes en 2 volumes reliés

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        THE OWL AND THE PUSSY-CAT and other nonsense songs.

      [2], [28] pages.12 mounted albumen prints reproducing Lord Ralph Kerr's illustrations. Original pictorial green cloth gilt. All edges gilt. Oblong folio. First and only edition thus. Re-cased; ownership signature on title; corners worn; some occasional marking to outer fore-edges; and some tissue guards a little damaged; else a very good and clean copy of a very rare children's book. Contains, The Owl and the Pussy-Cat; The Duck and the Kangaroo; How the Beasts Got into the Ark. The first two poems are reprinted from Nonsense Songs (1871). See McLean, Joseph Cundall, p.91; White, From the Mundane to the Magical, 20.

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        Roughing It

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

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        Ett år i stilla hafvet reseminnen från Patagonien, Chili, Peru, Californien, Britiska Columbia och Oceanien...

      Stockholm: Lith. Art. Anstalt, 1872. Quarto, with 12 tinted lithographic plates; a very good copy in original decorated boards. Scarce and finely illustrated voyage account, including handsome lithographed portraits of the Hawaiian monarchs Kamehameha the Fourth and Kamehameha the Fifth. The author, Adolf Ekelöf, was a young Swedish lieutenant who sailed on the English frigate Zealous to the Pacific in 1867. In addition to descriptions of California and British Columbia, this book is particularly interesting for its Pacific material, with significant entries on Hawaii, Tahiti, and other South Sea Islands. Unusually, Ekelof provides both the music and words to an Hawaiian Folk Hymn and a Tahitian National Melody.The lithographic plates are well rendered - some are clearly produced from portrait photographs while others are based on marine and landscape sketches. Of the twelve plates, seven are of Hawaiian and Tahitian subjects. In addition to the plate of the Hawaiian monarchs mentioned above, the book includes portraits of Queen Pomare of Tahiti and a coastal scene at Waikiki. Backstrip and endpapers renewed.

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        SING-SONG A Nursery Rhyme Book. With one hundred and twenty illustrations by Arthur Hughes engraved by the Brothers Dalziel.

      [ix], xiv, 1-135pp. Black & white frontispiece, title vignette and illustrations in the text. Original green short silk, gilt. Original pictorial dust-wrapper. All edges gilt. 12mo. Head and heel of spine just a touch rubbed; wrapper is a trifle dust-soiled, browned at spine with light chipping to head & heel, and has some foxing to rear panel; else a near fine, bright and fresh copy in a very good wrapper. Very scarce.A new and enlarged edition.of the original 1872 edition, published a year after the poet's death.

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        Untersuchungen ueber Bacterien.

      Breslau: J.U. Kern, 1872. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Untersuchungen ueber Bacterien. In: Beiträge zur Biologie der Pflanzen, Part I, 1872, 2. Heft, pp. [127]-224, 1 tinted lithograph plate, and part II, 1875, 3. Heft, pp. [141]-207, 2 plates (one tinted and one colored lithograph). Breslau: J.U. Kern, 1870-75. Three parts in two volumes. 8vo (224x141 mm). Whole volumes: [6], 131, [1]; [4], 224; [8], 224 pp., 15 plates (some chromolithographed). Contemporary half morocco, neatly rebacked retaining original endpapers. Light toning due to paper stock, otherwise clean and unspotted. Provenance: R.G.L. Dieffenbach M.D. (bookplates to pastedowns and title-page of first part); Smith College Bacteriology Library (bookplates to front pastedowns), small discrete withdrawal stamps. Fine copy. ----Norman 494; Garrison-Morton 2483. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, very rare. "Cohn's three papers, published in the journal that he founded and edited, are among the seminal works of bacteriology. The first paper (part I), originally published in 1872, effectively initiated the science: it contained Cohn's new system of bacteria classification, in which he distinguished four groups of bacteria based on their constancy of external form and linked this constancy to certain physiological phenomena. The second paper (part II) announced Cohn's discovery of thermoresistant spores produced by certain bacteria, which could survive even prolonged intense heat in a sealed container; this discovery explained what had long been a puzzling anomaly, and dealt a convincing blow to the doctrine of spontaneous generation." (Norman 494). A third part was published in 1876. Near Fine.

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      Firenze, Lit. Laudi E Steffen, 1872. Bella pianta della città Firenze (mm. 900x710) in litografia e colorata a mano; suddivisa in 32 riquadri è montata su tela e incisa da S. Benelli su disegno dell?Ing. Romanelli. Esemplare ben conservato, posto in custodia in tela coeva (mm. 182x122), .

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      Lit. Laudi E Steffen, 1872. Bella pianta della città Firenze (mm. 900x710) in litografia e colorata a mano; suddivisa in 32 riquadri è montata su tela e incisa da S. Benelli su disegno dell'Ing. Romanelli. Esemplare ben conservato, posto in custodia in tela coeva (mm. 182x122), .

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        The Malay Archipelagoandnbspthe Land of the Oran Utan and the Bird of Paradise A Narrative of Travel with Studies of Man and Nature


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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [together with] Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1872 & 1878. 2 works, quarto (175 x 120 mm). 20th-century red calf bound by Bayntun, titles to blue and green crushed morocco labels, gilt motifs blocked to spine compartments, the White Rabbit and Queen of Hearts blocked to front covers gilt, turn-ins and all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, original cloth bound in at rear. Housed in a custom red cloth slipcase. Illustrated throughout by Sir John Tenniel. A fine set, in the slipcase with light creasing to spine and rear board. Early editions, Alice in Wonderland is the thirty-third thousand and Through the Looking-glass is the forty-fifth thousand. A handsomely bound set.

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        Le Caire et la Haute-Egypte.

      Paris, E. Dentu, 1872. ____ Première édition. Elle est illustrée par 30 planches d'après les dessins de Darjou. L'ouvrage a été tiré à 300 exemplaires seulement, tous numérotés. Celui-ci est le N°76. Pharaon était journaliste pour la revue "La France" et il a assisté aux cérémonies d'ouverture de Canal de Suez en 1869. Exemplaire dans sa jolie reliure d'éditeur, au plat supérieur très orné. Charnières restaurées. Blackmer 1302. *****. In-folio. [510 x 360 mm] Collation : (4), 54, (2) pp., 30 planches h.-t. Demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs orné, plat orné d'un décor doré. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        A History of Greece; from the Earliest Period to the Close of the Generation Contemporary with Alexander the Great.

      London: John Murray, 1872. Ten volumes, octavo, folding maps and illustrations; a fine set in contemporary polished half calf, marbled sides and edges, spines decorated in gilt in compartments. 'Although as biased as Macaulay's History of England and less scholarly than Mommsen's Roman History, Grote's History of Greece can be bracketed with these two works. Like them, it was received with universal acclamation, was translated into French and German, shaped the European conception of its subject-matter throughout the nineteenth century, and still merits respect as a monument of industrious Victorian scholarship' (Printing and the Mind of Man 321).

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        ENQUETE SUR LA QUESTION MONETAIRE. Komplett in 2 Bänden: 1. Band: Proces-verbaux des deliberations du Conseil superieur. Rapports. Depositions 2. Band: Depositions. Proces-verbaux des deliberations du Conseil superieur. Resume de l\'enquete. Documents. Tables

      Paris Imprimerie nationale 1872 2 Halblederbände der Zeit, gr.-4°, 1. Band: XIV, 768 Seiten und 2. Band: IV 584 Seiten; Exemplar gestempelt, Einbände etwas berieben und angestaubt Umfangreiche Dokumentation der in Paris den Jahren 1869 bis 1870 stattgefundenen Konferenz. / Text: Französisch Versand D: 9,00 EUR Währungsfragen Currency question Money Geld Gold Silber Bimetallblock Goldstandard Silberstandard Geldgeschichte Bimetallismus Doppelwährung Silberwährung Goldwährung bimetallism Europa Bargeld Theorien Debatte Wirtschaftsgeschichte Monetary History

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        More Nonsense, Pictures, Rhymes, Botany, etc...

      London: Robert John Bush, 1872. First edition. Small quarto. Publisher's quarter brown cloth gilt over illustrated paper-covered boards. 138 lithographs printed on the recto of each page only. Light edgewear, some bumping and fraying of cloth at spine ends, some foxing to boards. Essentially a very good copy of a scarce book. Internally clean with scattered foxing to prelims. A charming and pretty scarce collection of nonsense verse.

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        La Pierre de Lune. Roman Anglais, traduit avec l'authorisation de l'auteur par Mme. la Comtesse Gédéon de Clermont-Tonnerre. FIRST FRENCH EDITION. 2 vols.

      Paris: Librairie Hachette & Cie. 1872 Half titles. Contemp. half red morocco, gilt spines; corners sl. bumped. Contemp. signatures on leading & booksellers' tickets on leading pastedowns. v.g.The Moonstone.

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        The Skylight and the Dark-Room: a complete text-book on portrait photography. Containing the outlines of hydrostatics, pneumatics, acoustics, heat, optics, chemistry, and a full and comprehensive system of the art photographic. FIRST EDITION. 4to.

      Philadelphia: Benerman & Wilson. 1872 Illus, 12 photographs laid down on 5 plates, 14pp ads. Orig. pict. green cloth, bevelled boards. v.g.Not in BL; Imperial College only on Copac; 3 copies only on OCLC; no copies recorded on ABPC & none currently for sale.An exceptionally scarce and comprehensive guide to the science and method of portrait photography, with 12 photographic examples of how to set up and mount the perfect portrait. 'This book' Anderson writes in the preface, 'has been written for learners, not for the learned! It has not been my object to extend the boundaries of our present system of photography, by excursion into debatable ground, but to present that which is generally admitted in a form easily comprehended. By this, however, I do not wish to convey the idea that my book is unscientific in its method; certainly not. I mean merely, that I have striven to avoid encumbering the work with the many abstruse and still unsolved questions which environ the subject'.

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      Lemerre. Published the same year as the first edition.Handsome autograph inscription from Alphonse Daudet to Hector Giacomelli.Tiny foxing, not serious, to head of spine and some leaves, otherwise a good copy. Lemerre Paris 1872 12x19cm broché

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        Petit traité de poésie française

      Bibliothèque de l'écho de la Sorbonne. First Edition. Binding to bradel half blue calico, smooth back with a gold finial, double tail thread, part of title shagreen, contemporary binding. autograph dedication of the author Paul Dally on this rare and sought-text which is the bible of Parnassians. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Bibliothèque de l'écho de la Sorbonne Paris s.d.(1872) 12x18,5cm relié

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        L'année terrible

      First edition, one of 150 numbered copies on Hollande, the only large paper copies after 25 Chine.Spine and covers very slightly and marginally sunned, not serious, otherwise  a very good copy. Michel Lévy frères Paris 1872 15,5x24cm broché

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        Autograph letter signed "Fr. Luetke", to Russian Privy councillor Von Adelung.

      St. Petersburg: 22 October, 1872. Manuscript in ink on paper, single leaf folded to form four pages, 210 x 130 mm. An interesting and rare private letter from the explorer Count Fyodor Petrovich Lütke.Lütke, who started his career in the Imperial Russian Navy in 1813, was a member of Golovnin's voyage on the Kamchatka (1817-19). Subsequently he himself led (1821-24) the expedition to explore the coastline of Novaya Zemlya, the White Sea, and the eastern parts of the Barents Sea. From 1826 to 1829 he commanded the last great Russian scientific voyage to the Northwest coast of America: sailing to the Pacific on the Senyavin via Cape Horn, they reached Sitka in 1827 and spent over a month there. They continued north to Unalaska and the Aleutian Islands, going as far north as St Matthew Island and the Bering Sea, and surveying the coast of the Alaskan Peninsula as far as Kvichak Bay. Islands in the Caroline group of Micronesia were explored during the winter of 1828, and they visited Guam, the Philippines, and St Helena Island in the south Atlantic before returning to Kronstadt in September 1829.The printed account of his voyage on the Senyavin is one of the rarest Pacific voyages today, and was rare even in the nineteenth century (the bibliographer Sabin could only explain this by pointing out that the small edition is said to have been almost entirely bought up within Russia, unlike other voyage publications of the period which reached a much wider audience).Lütke became an influential member of the Russian Geographic Society, chairman of the Naval Scientific Committee, commander-in-chief and military governor of the ports of Reval and later Kronstadt, and a member of the Russian State Council. In 1873, the Geographical Society introduced the Lütke gold medal. He is commemorated by many placenames, including a cape, a peninsula, a mountain and a bay in Novaya Zemlya, as well as a group of islands of the Franz Josef Land, Baydaratskaya Bay, and Nordenskiöld Archipelago. A strait between Kamchatka and Karaginsky Island, as well as a Russian icebreaker were also named after him.In this letter to the Russian privy councillor von Adelung, Lütke discusses the financial support of his friend's niece. Lütke gives advice on how this might be accomplished with the help of prominent members of St. Petersburg society including the Secretary of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences, the mathematician Paul Heinrich Fuss, past and present Ministers of Culture Counts Uwarov and Tolstoy, as well as Tsarina Olga Nicolajevna. Fine condition.

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        L'histoire de France, racontée à mes petits enfants

      Edition illustrated with 75 inset wood for Volume 1, Volume 2 66, 74 volume 3, 94 Volume 4, and 85 volume 5, all designed by Alphonse de Neuville, Philipoteaux .. . the fifth book was written by madame de Witt, the author's daughter, according to the notes left by one. Some cards colors.Cardboard editor Magnier Charles signed tail, red and gold. Half red shagreen percaline dish. Back with false nerves decorated with four emblems of French royalty: the salamander, sun, dolphins and a crescent moon. boards decorated with a large red and gold plaque bearing in medallions figures of several kings on red background of foliage. shimmering white guards. Only the upper and lower flat of the first volume bears some gilding shortages in low margin and angular lilies otherwise magnificent example, in superb condition, perfectly fresh, well white paper pristine. Note that the fifth volume is subsequently appeared in a bright red and vermilion. Librairie Hachette et Cie Paris 1872 - 1876 grand in-8 (19x27,5cm) 5 volumes reliés

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        Voyage autour du monde... Australie ... Java, Siam, Canton... Pékin, Yeddo. San Francisco.

      Paris: Henri Plon, 1870-, 1872. Three volumes, octavo, in total 7 folding maps & 38 plates engraved after photographs (5 folding); contemporary quarter green morocco. A very good early mixed set of this extremely popular account of the author's voyage around the world.This popular and well-written account of a long circumnavigation was written by the Marquis de Beauvoir. He arrived in Melbourne in 1866, and travelled extensively in Australia, trekking overland through the eastern states and Van Diemen's Land, and going the entire length of the east coast, heading for Malaya by way of the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait. He includes particularly good material on the Victorian goldfields, especially around Ballarat and Bendigo, but there is also a lively account of Melbourne, some thoughtful comments on the Australian aborigines he met in the bush, and a lengthy digression on the Burke and Wills expedition.The good maps are after Erhard and Vuillemin, while the many illustrations include views in Australia and California, with several depictions of Australian aborigines, including "King" Tatambo and his daughter.Fourth edition of volumes I and II, first edition of volume III. The work was begun in 1869. Ferguson concentrates on the Australie volume, and lists copies of the fourth edition of this part in the Mitchell Library and the National Library of Australia. A very good set.

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        North America - West Coast. Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Channels between the Continent and Vancouver Id. Showing the Boundary Line between British and American Possessions. From the Admiralty Surveys by Captains H. Kellett, R.N. 1847, and G.H. Richards, R.N. 1858-62.

      London. British Admiralty. 1872. Map, folding as issued, 28 3/4 x 44 on sheet 31 1/2 x 45 1/2 inches, outline handcolor to mark the boundary line. Very short separations at some of the fold intersections (with tiny amount of paper loss at one intersection), split at the end of one fold, light toning along fold lines, generally very good condition. An extremely detailed British map "prepared at the Admiralty 1st Nov 1872 under the Superintendence of Rear Admiral G.H. Richards, C.B. F.R.S. Hydrographer" with the boundary between the United States and Canada marked in color as it wends through the maze of the San Juan Islands and Vancouver Island. This map has the printed annotation "Chart referred to in the protocol of the undersigned of this date" with the signatures of Edward Thornton, James Prevost and Hamilton Fish and "Washington, March 10, 1873." It would appear that this is a contemporary copy of the map reflecting the abitral award of the San Juan Archipelago which was agreed in 1873. Detail includes soundings, physical features etc. An interesting and unusual map of this beautiful area.

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        1 Documento manuscrito em papel.-Séc. XIX.- 38cm. Carta Imperial de nomeação do Conselheiro António Maria Fontes Pereira de Melo, Grã-Cruz da Ordem Imperial do Cruzeiro. \"Escripta no Palacio do Rio de Janeiro em dezassete de Julho de mil oitocentos setenta e dous, quinquagésimo primeiro da Independencia e do Imperio\".

      Assinatura autógrafa do Imperador. Conserva o selo branco sobre obreia. Datado do Rio de Janeiro de 17 de Julho de 1872. Junta-se uma carta do Barão de Japurá da Legação Imperial do Brasil em Lisboa datada de 22 de Agosto de 1872 dirigida ao Conselheiro Fontes Pereira de Melo \" Tenho a honra e a satisfação de passar às mãos de V. Exª a inclusa Carta Imperial, pela qual Sua Magestade o Imperador do Brasil, meu Augusto amo, se dignou condecorar a V. Exª com a GranCruz da Imperial Ordem do Cruzeiro.\"

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        The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection... Sixth edition (Eleventh Thousand), with Additions & Corrections.

      London: John Murray, 1872. 6th Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (182 x 117 mm). xxi [1], 458 pp. Includes half-title and one folding lithographed plate facing p.91. Original publisher's green cloth, gilt spine, lettering, embossed border at covers (inner hinges partly cracked, slight fraying of spine ends, very light rubbing of extremities). Owner's signature to upper blank margin of title, occasional scattered spotting (mostly to first and last leaves), otherwise clean and unmarked. All in all a fine copy. ----THE VERY RARE FIRST PRINTING OF THE SIXTH EDITION. "The sixth edition, which is usually regarded as the last, appeared in February 1872. Murray's accounts show that 3,000 copies were printed, but this total presumably included both those with eleventh thousand on the title page and those with twelfth, the latter being notably less common. It is again extensively revised and contains a new chapter, VII. This was inserted to confute the views of the Roman Catholic biologist St George Mivart. The edition was aimed at a wider public and printed in smaller type, the volume shorter again and giving the general impression of a cheap edition, which at 7s. 6d. it was. The title changes to The origin of species, and a glossary, compiled by W. S. Dallas, appears. It is in this edition that the word 'evolution' occurs for the first time. It had been used in the first edition of The descent of man in the previous year, but not before in this work. 'Evolved' had been the last word of the text in all previous editions, but 'evolution' had been omitted, perhaps to avoid confusion with the use of the word by Herbert Spencer or with its more particular embryological meaning. The word had however been used in its transformist sense by Lyell as early as 1832 (Principles of geology, Vol. II, p. 11). In this edition it occurs twice on page 201 and three times on page 424." (John van Wyhe, ed. 2002-. The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online). Very Good.

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        'WINE MAKING In CALIFORNIA' [as published in] The Overland Monthly. Vol 7. No. 6, December 1871. Vol. 8. No. 1, January 1872. Vol. 8. No. 2, February 1872. Vol. 8. No. 5, May 1872.

      1st printing. San Francisco: John H. Carmany & Co., Publishers. 1871 - 1872. 4 issues. No. I, "Early Difficulties", pp. 489 - 497. No. II, "Later Triumphs", pp. 34 - 41. No. III, "Processes and Varieties", pp. 105 - 109. No. IV, "Conclusion", pp. 393 - 398. Text double column. 8vo. Edgewear & soiling. 1st issue with front wrapper detached, and staining to rear wrapper. Overall, a VG set.

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        Voyage au centre de la terre

      Hetzel. Second illustrated edition, rare, after the first published in 1867, also in a carton with type 3 rose bouquets.cartonnage said "To rose bouquets" type 3 title page dated 1872. Canvas croisillonnée "Brown Van Dick." Hetzel Paris 1872 Grd. in-8 (18x27,5cm) relié

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        Ruy Blas. Drame en 5 actes, en vers

      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 wonderOh 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 manWho 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 compromisedbecause the role of the Queen was given to someone who was involved in the scandal over Mary TudorOpinionis againstthe talents of Mlle JulietteThis lady is said to be having an affair with my husband. While I am personally convinced that these rumors have no basis whatsoever in factthe end result is the sameI have some hope that youwill 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 everI 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 feelingsRuy 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 electricityAnd 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.  Michel Lévy frères Paris 1872 12x19cm relié

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        English Botany; or Coloured Figures of British Plants (Sowerby's Botany)

      Robert Hardwicke, 1872, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Third Edition, Illustrated By: J Sowerby, J de C Sowerby, J W Salter, J E Sowerby. Third edition - Enlarged, re-arranged according to the natural orders, and entirely revised. With descriptions of all the species by the editor. Dark green covers with blind printed decoration on front and rear covers and gilt decoration with green lettering on front and spine. Gilt upper text-block edge. Tight binding. Clean pages with very occasional light foxing. Foxing to end-papers in some volumes. Paste-down presentation plate on front end-paper: Presented to The Yorkshire Naturalists' Trust by Lady Waechter de Grimston October 1968. Each volume contains many hand-coloured plates. Vol. 1 - Rubbed and worn corners and spine-ends short with horizontal tear at upper spine-end at level of text-block. Vol. 2 - Light wear to corners and spine-ends with small vertical tear at upper spine-end. Vol. 3 - Light wear to edges and corners, with small tears at extreme upper and lower spine-ends. Vol. 4 - Light wear to edges, corners and spine-ends. Bump to upper edge of rear cover. Separation of text block between reverse of title-page and text pages, and between pp. 260-1. Vol. 5 - Light wear to lower spine-end. Short closed tear at upper spine-end. Vol. 6 - Light staining to vertical text-block edge. Light wear to corners and spine-ends with small vertical tear at upper spine-end. Vol. 7 - Light bumping to edges and corners. Light wear to lower front edge and to spine-ends. Small stain to lower corner of first 90 pages. Vol. 8 Rubbed spine joints, Bumped and slightly rubbed corners. Light wear to edges and spine-ends. Small indentation in small area of lower text-block edge. Vol. 9 - Bumped corners. Light wear to spine-ends with small vertical tear at upper spine-end. Vol. 10 - Light wear to edges, corners and spine-ends, with lightly rubbed spine-joints. Very clean pages! Vol. 11 - Rubbed spine joints, bumped and rubbed corners, small cloth split at upper edge of front spine joint of about 1.5 cm. Taped repair to gutter edge of p.1 with adhesive marks on p. 2-3 and small loss of text at gutter edge on p.2-3. Vol I: Ranunculaceae to Cruciferae,1863. Vol. II: Resedaceae to Sapindaceae,1864 Vol. III: Leguminiferae to Rosaceae, 1864 Vol. IV: Lythraceae to Dipsaceae,1865 Vol. V: Compositae,1866 Vol. VI: Campanulaceae to Verbenaceae,1866 Vol. VII: Labiatae to Amarantaceae,1867 Vol. VIII: Chenopodiaceae to Coniferae,1868 Vol. IX: Typhaceae to Liliaceae,1869 Vol. X: Juncaceae to Cyperaceae,1870 Vol. XI: Gramina,1872. 11-volume set (complete). No dust jacket, as published. Illustrator: J Sowerby, J de C Sowerby, J W Salter, J E Sowerby. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: over 4 kg. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 16116121060.

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        BOUY Jules Panis Angelicus Manuscrit Dédicacé Chant Orgue 1923

      1872 - BOUY Jules Panis Angelicus Musique de Jules Bouy (Designer, Compositeur,1937) Manuscrit original signé et dédicacé par Jules Bouy (New York, le 27 septembre 1923) à son frère Charles. + Lettre autographe signé de Jules Bouy expliquant à son frère les consignes très détaillées pour l'arrangement, l'orchestration et l'interprétation de l'oeuvre. pour Chant et Orgue ou Piano 3 pages + 5 pages (lettre) XXe siècle 1923 Très bon état 015533 Instruments à clavier [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Letters And Journals Of James, Eighth Earl Of Elgin

      John Murray 1872 - First Edition. Good condition library rebind of the original 1872 edition. Green hardcover with gilt lettering to the spine and blind stamped library name to the back board. Decorative red speckled effect and small library stamp to the page edges. Library bookplate and withdrawal slip pasted to the free end pages. Good, firm binding. Near invisible embossed stamp appears occasionally throughout text. Pages clean and clear with fully legible text and no annotations. Good reading copy, in great condition for a library copy of this age. Further images/information on the content or condition available on request. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ballads and Lyrics of Old France: With Other Poems [in the RARE DUST JACKET]

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1872. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing (boards and spine showing the usual spotting and darkening), in a Very Good example of the TRULY RARE DUST JACKET (soiling, edge wear, some chips and tears, a few tape repairs to the verso); the debut book Andrew Lang, the Scottish writer and literary critic who is best known as an important collector of folk and fairy tales --- the list of poets translated, and whose works are herein presented, include: Victor Hugo, Charles D'Orleans, Francois Villon, Joachim Du Bellay, Remy Belleau, Pierre Ronsard, Jacques Tahureau, Jean Passerat, Victor Hugo, Alfred de Musset, Gerard de Nerval, and Henri Murger. Lang also was a noted contributor to the fields of anthropology, folklore, psychical research, history, and classic scholarship, one of the founders of "psychical research", and the inspiration for, and namesake of, the University of St. Andrew's "Andrew Lang Lectures" which began in 1927 -- the most famous of which, titled "Fairy Stories", was given by J. R. R. Tolkien in March 1939, in which Tolkien discussed the fairy-story as a literary form, focusing on Lang?s work as a folklorist and collector of fairy tales. [Tolkien's lecture was subsequently published as as "On Fairy-Stories" and has been reprinted in other compilations of Tolkien's works such as The Tolkien Reader (1966) and The Monsters and the Critics, and Other Essays (1983). Notably, Tolkien's writing of his lecture brought him to clarify for himself his view of Fairy stories as a legitimate literary genre, and one not intended exclusively for children.] A prolific author and compiler, Lang published over 100 works, including twelve fairy books wherein he gathered together folk and fairy tales from around the world. His "Lilac Fairy Book" and his "Red Fairy" book are credited with having influencing J. R. R. Tolkien. As noted above, the copy of "Ballads and Lyrics of Old France: With Other Poems" -- a volume of metrical experiments -- herein described wears the truly rare dust jacket, one of the earliest surviving British dust jackets, and ranks with Dickens's "Edwin Drood" and Carroll's "The Snark" as one of the earliest known dust jackets from the work of a major British literary author (notably in this case being an author whose work had a strong influence on Fairy Tales and Fantasy Literature). A Very Good copy of the debut work of an important and influential British literary figure in the TRULY RARE AND HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT DUST JACKET. QUITE RARE INDEED.

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        Relation Historique et Critique de la Guerre Franco-Allemande en 1870-1871.

      Paris: Ch. Tanera, 1872-4 - 4 volumes octavo (222 × 148 mm). Contemporary red quarter hard-grain morocco on matching pebble-grained cloth boards, title gilt to the spines, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments, blind panels to the boards, edges sprinkled brown, white moiré endpapers. Just a little rubbed, lightly browned, particularly in the margins, but overall a very good set. 14 folding maps. First editions of this important analysis of the Franco-Prussian War by a noted Swiss military theorist and radical politician. This set from the library of Ulysses S. Grant with tipped-in presentation slip, "General Grant, Président des Etats-Unis. Hommage respecteuse de l'Auteur", and with the loosely inserted compliments slip of the Swiss consul general in Washington. A radical in politics, Lecomte "volunteered during the American Civil War, participating in the campaign of the Potomac under McClellan with the rank of Major. In 1865 he entered Richmond with General Ord's black troops, then assisted in Lincoln's funeral in Washington" (Dictonnaire Historique de la Suisse). On his return home he published a three-volume history of the war, a conflict which profoundly influenced his theoretical development. A student, and first biographer, of Jomini, he was the founder and editor-in-chief of the Revue Militaire Suisse, professor of history at l'École Moyenne Vaudois, and librarian of the cantonal library. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        A Natural History of British Moths complete in 4 volumes A Natural History of British Moths, Accurately Delineating Every Known Species, with the English as well as Scientific Names, Accompanied by Full descriptions, Date of Appearance, Lists of the Localities They Haunt, Their Food in the Caterpillar Stage, and Other Features of Their habits and Modes of Existence, etc., etc.

      George Bell & Sons, London 1872 - Four Volumes, 1872. 8vo. Vol I: xvi, 253pp; Vol II: iv, 180pp; Vol III: iv, 223pp; Vol IV: v, 321pp. Plus 132 plates. Vol I: plates 1 - 30; Vol II: plates 31 - 60; Vol III: plates 61 - 96; Vol IV: plates 97 - 132. Original green cloth boards with gilt moth design to front & gilt titles etc to spines. 132 hand-coloured plates containing nearly two thousand specimens Very good. Light spotting front and rear to all four volumes. Extremities of spines a little worn with some small splits. Vol I has some cracking to endpapers at front hinge but binding sound. Light pencil notes to rear free end paper of Vol i. Some corners a little bumped/worn. Generally a very nice, bright set. Some pages unopened. A fairly heavy set of books. No additional shipping costs to UK destinations but overseas buyers please ask for shipping quote. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A CURIOUS DREAM; and Other Sketches

      1872. [Merle Johnson's copy] Selected and Revised by the Author. Copyright. London: George Routledge and Sons, n.d. [1872]. 2 pp undated ads (plus endpaper ads). Original pictorial glazed paper-covered ["yellowback"] boards. First Edition (the American edition did not come out until 1873), very early printing. The first printing is identifiable by several points: It must have the Bradbury, Evans (and not Bradbury, Agnew) imprint on the title verso and on the final page of text. Check. On the title page, there must be no statement by Twain verifying that Routledge is his authorized London publisher. Check. Also on the title page, the publisher's name must not be followed by "Limited," and the publisher's address must be "The Broadway, Ludgate" (not "Broadway, Ludgate Hill"). Check. Lastly, the book must have blank endpapers (no ads), and it must have a blank final leaf (again, no ads). Alas, this copy does have such ads -- so this is a very early, but not quite first, state; since ads only are affected, it is possible that this is the later state of the first printing.~Most importantly, this copy is still in the extremely fragile glazed pictorial paper-covered boards (a great scene -- a pensive skeleton). These "yellowback" volumes were sold at railway stations, intended for one-time reading (on board), followed by disposal.~Condition is very good-plus, with minor edge-wear but with the spine, remarkably, still present. This is quite a scarce Twain volume, bordering on "rare" for the original binding; the four copies cited by Blanck, in various institutional collections including Yale and the New York Public Library, are all reprints. Blanck 3340; Johnson p. 124; McBride p. 27. Housed in a cloth slipcase with (cracked) leather label.~Provenance: (1) at the top of the title page is the signature T.A. Scott and the date "13/7/72"; (2) the title verso is signed in pencil by Merle Johnson, author of the 1935 Twain bibliography, after his penciled statement "Spectator gives date of this book as in the week ending May 25, 1872. All of articles' presumably 1st English appearance"; (3) small leather "Blairhame" bookplate of Mrs. J. Insley Blair.

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        Des tremblements

      111 pp., (1), 7 pl. h.t, 1 Paris, P. Asselin, successeur de Béchet Jeune et Labbé, 1872, in-8, 111 pp, (1), 7 pl. h.t, 1 facsimilé de lettre manuscrite h.t, broché, couverture imprimée, Première édition de la thèse présentée au concours pour l'agrégation en section de médecine et médecine légale, soutenue en 1872, par le docteur Charles Fernet (1838-1919), ancien interne des hôpitaux de Paris. Fernet fut par la suite médecin, écrivain et professeur à la Faculté de médecine de Paris. Cette thèse présente le tremblement sénile, la paralysie agitante, la sclérose en plaque, les tremblements toxiques, ainsi que d'autres formes de tremblement (nerveux, symptomatiques, épiphénomènes). Ex-libris docteur Carrier. Dos fragile.

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        Poesie der Einsamkeit in Spanien. Erster Teil. [... Zweiter Teil. Und: ... Dritter und letzter Teil. In zwei Bänden]. Teil drei mit zwei Tafeln.

      (leicht berieben, bestoßen und druckspurig, Rücken leicht aufgehellt, zwei schöne, wohlerhaltene Bände) In zwei handgebundenen braunen Saffianbänden (224 x 152 x 19 / 24 mm) auf jeweils fünf echten, erhabenen Bünden Teile II und III zusammengebunden. Titel und Bandzahl auf zweitem Feld, das Jahr bzw. die Jahre am Fuß. Handgestochene dunkelblaue Seidenkapitale, Kopfgoldschnitt Vorsätze aus braunem Büttenpapier Originalumschläge jeweils am Ende beigebunden. Signiert auf den hinteren Spiegeln unten: "FRIEDA THIERSCH". Mit eigenhändiger, signierter Widmung: "Dem Poeta naturalis Willy Bauer zur freundlichen Erinnerung an einen poeta philologus in München K. Vossler" auf dem zweiten fliegenden Blatt des ersten Bandes. Zusätzlich finden sich in Teil I auf den Seiten 18, 21 und 65, in Teil II auf Seite 99 (radiert, nur noch in Spuren), sowie in Teil III auf den Seiten 54 und 118 jeweils mehrzeilige eigenhändige, den gedruckten Text ergänzende Annotationen Vosslers in Bleistift auf dem unteren weißen Rand dieser Seiten auch einige Textkorrekturen sind, meist in margine mit Bleistift, zu finden.Karl Vossler (1872-1949) hat wie Benedetto Croce, von dessen Gedanken er beeinflußt wurde, durch seine idealistische Sprachphilosophie erheblich zur Überwindung des Positivismus beigetragen. Der Sprache wahrer Charakter ist für ihn ein poetischer zu den Werten aus Religion, Wissenschaft und Kunst steht sie in Beziehung als "Gefäß, Spiegel, Medium, Zeichen oder Symbol" (vgl. Ziegenfuß II,811-12). Vossler, ein Konservativer zu dessen Schülern u.a. Victor Klemperer zählte, gehörte mit Lujo Brentano zu den wenigen Professoren, die sich bereits während der Weimarer Republik öffentlich gegen den Antisemitismus an den Hochschulen äußerten. In einer Phase politisch bedingter Zurückgezogenheit entstand die "Poesie der Einsamkeit in Spanien". 1937 wurde Vossler, der zu den angesehensten Mitgliedern der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften gehörte, seiner Rechte an der Universität enthoben."Frieda Thiersch (geb. 2. Juli 1889 in München gest. 10. Juli 1947 ebd.), mit vollem Namen Bertha Frieda Maria Thiersch, war eine deutsche Kunstbuchbinderin, Einbandgestalterin und Grafikerin, die maßgeblich an der Entwicklung der deutschen Buchkunstbewegung nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg beteiligt war. Als Leiterin der Bremer Binderei war sie für die Gestaltung und Ausführung fast sämtlicher Einbände der Bremer Presse verantwortlich." (Wikipedia).First edition. Bound in brown saffian by Frieda Thiersch and signed on the lower turn-ins, top edge gilt. Inscribed and signed by Vossler to Willy Bauer, and with marginal annotations in pencil by Vossler. Spines lightly faded, internal condition fine. - Einbände an den Bünden leicht berieben, Rücken etwas aufgehellt, Band I mit kleiner Druckstelle auf dem hinteren Deckel, Bände II/III mit leichtem Lichtschatten, sonst und innen wohlerhalten. Durch die Widmung, die Handeinbände und die eigenhändigen Ergänzungen ein Unikat. Bauer, Willy (Provenienz) - Erste Ausgabe. "Sitzungsberichte der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften" Jg. 1935, Heft 7 Jg. 1936, Heft 1 & Jg. 1938, Heft 1. - RFM. - Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage oder auf unserer Homepage.

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      London 1872 - Steel engraving with original hand colour, dissected into 15 sections and mounted on original linen, folding into original dark green cloth covers, with printed paper label to front cover and publisher’s advertisements to verso of map inside of front cover (Good, map with original colours still fresh, light, even toning with two light stains in upper left quadrant; cover with wear to spine which is reinforced with archival gauze, label worn with loss), 57 x 45 cm (22.5 x 18 inches). Extremely rare - a seemingly unrecorded very early example of James Wyld’s historically important map depicting the diamond and gold fields of South Africa, a map that literally showcases the genesis of modern of South Africa. This historically important and fascinating separately-issued map is perhaps the earliest example of James Wyld the Younger’s map series depicting the diamond and gold fields of South Africa to come to market in some decades, being the apparently unrecorded second state of the series (the first state is known in only a single example). This would also make it one of the earliest separately-issued South African diamond maps. Published in 1872, at the height of the ‘Diamond Rush’ barely five years after the first discovery of diamonds in South Africa, its focus is the ‘Diamond Region’ (coloured in light blue) that straddled the disputed border region between the British Cape Colony and the Afrikaner republic of the Orange Free State. It also shows the newly exploited gold fields in Mozambique and in what is today Zimbabwe (coloured in yellow). The discovery of diamonds was the first step in the ‘Mineral Revolution’ that utterly transformed South Africa’s politics, economy and society, underpinning the development of the modern nation. This map, perhaps more clearly than any other document, illustrates the genesis of the revolution, and is thus in and of itself an important artefact of the era. The fact that this particular example of the map, a portable edition folding into its original covers, showing signs of practical use in the field (quite possibly by a diamond or gold miner!), only adds to the palpable sense that the map is a part of the same story it tells. The map takes in much of Southern Africa, including all of modern day South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, as well as parts of Mozambique, Zambia and Namibia. Issued by James Wyld the Younger, then perhaps the world’s leading map publisher, it is based on the most accurate geographic information available, for Wyld had long had a line on the most authoritative and ground-breaking sources, having produced several progressively updated general maps of South Africa since 1843, with the first issue of his special Diamond & Gold map being issued in 1871. The Diamond and Gold Regions are clearly marked, while all the major routes to the mineral fields are highlighted in red, with the map meticulously labeling all significant cities, towns and villages, as well as major roads, rivers, geographical features and political jurisdictions. That being said, many areas beyond the realm of European settlement are little known, with vast expanses remaining complete enigmas. The British domains of the Cape Colony and Natal, outlined in pink, take up all of western and coastal South Africa. In the interior northeast are the independent Afrikaner Republics of Transvaal (outlined in orange) and the Orange Free State (outlined in green), the latter of which is shown to have an undefined border with the Cape Colony, a matter which would lead to disputes and warfare in the near future, as diamonds made this land a prize worth fighting for. To the east, is Portuguese Mozambique, while to the north are the lands of the Mashona (Shona) and Matabele (Ndeble) peoples, in today’s Zimbabwe. Historical Context: Diamonds, Gold, War and the Foundation of Modern South Africa The present work is one of the very earliest maps to depict the momentous events that would dramatically alter both the history of

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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        Éducation des chenilles

      136 pp. manuscrites à l'encre Fontainebleau, 1872, in-12, 136 pp. manuscrites à l'encre noire sur papier réglé au crayon, 1 dessin original, toile anthracite muette, Manuscrit original de cette étude d'Étienne Berce sur l'éducation des chenilles, signée et datée par lui-même en fin d'ouvrage. Ce manuscrit fut publié la même année chez Deyrolle, accompagné d'un traité sur le verre à soie, sous le titre suivant : Guide de l'éleveur de chenilles... par É. Berce, suivi d'un traité spécial de l'éducation des chenilles produisant de la soie. Ce manuscrit, à l'écriture soigneuse, est enrichi d'un charmant dessin à la plume en fin d'ouvrage représentant une cage d'élevage des chenilles. Ce guide offre une explication détaillée de l'élevage des chenilles : leur régime alimentaire, leur cycle, leur conservation ou encore les outils nécessaires à leur éducation. Jean-Étienne Berce (1801-1879), entomologiste français et président de la Société entomologique de France, commença à s'intéresser aux insectes, et plus particulièrement à l'élevage des chenilles, car la question de la sériciculture prenait une certaine ampleur à l'époque. Il est surtout célèbre pour sa Faune des lépidoptères de France publiée en 1867. Par ailleurs, il reçut plusieurs prix dont le Prix Dollfus en 1873. Bon état.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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