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        Description des collections de Sceaux-Matrices de M E Dongé [ASSOCIATION COPY, SIGNED]

      Paris, Chez l'Auteur, 1872.. Crown quarto. Two parts in one volume, paginated consecutively. Pp. xxxi, 272; 273-357. Plus elaborate engraved frontispiece portrait of Charvet and 6 lithograph plates bound at end. With numerous engraved illustrations of seals to text. Extended index. Hardcover, bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards, spine with raised bands, gilt ruled and tooled, lettering direct, marbled endpapers; inner hinges cracked, boards rubbed at extremities, corners worn, chip to blank lower corner of one leaf. In a very good condition. A wide margined copy, untrimmed, well preserved interior. ~ ASSOCIATION COPY, SIGNED by the Author on half-title, dedicating the book to the archaeologist Henri Schuermans. - - Rare first edition of this important work on seals, published by the author himself. A second edition was published eight years later by Édouard Rouveyre (Paris, 1880). Charvet describes here in detail 638 seals from his own collection; the name “Dongé” is believed to be pseudonim. In 1883 he published the work “Collection Charvet: Médailles, antiquités, sceaux-matrices”.

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        HH Sheikh Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa with three other sheikhs. Gulf region, 1920s.

      1872. Black and white photograph (gelatin silver print, 80 x 70 mm) mounted on brown cardboard (90 x 85 mm). Captioned in white ink. HH Sheikh Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa, KCIE, CSI (1872-1942) was the King (Hakim) of Bahrain from 1923 until his death. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, his palace in Al-Sakhir was a centre where both Gulf Sheikhs and British nobility and political figureheads were regularly invited to dine and discuss foreign policy of the region. The photograph shows the monarch in a deck chair on a ship in the company of noble retainers. The caption reads "Sheikh Hamad. Ruler of group of Islands Persian Gulf". - A well-preserved, glossy print in good contrast.

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        Das malerische und romantische Westphalen

      - 2. umgearb. Aufl. Schöningh Vlg. Paderborn. 1872. VI, 366 S. gr.8. m. 28 Stahlstichen (komplett, u.a:Corvey, Höxter, Dortmund) und 56 Holzschnitten im Text. (einige Stahlstiche m. Stockflecken)(1 Rü.-Gelenk leicht brüchig, geklebt). Goldschnitt. Orig.-Leinen m. Goldaufdruck und Blindprägung-2/3)Bild vom Einband. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Entwickelungsgeschichte. Grotesque Animals. Invented, Drawn, and Described.

      London, Longsman, Green, and Co 1872. 31X24 cm. VI pp. + 24 plates with explanatory text-leaf to each plate. Publisher's decorated green cloth. Head and foot of spine restored, minor wear to extremeties but overall avery good. Edward William Cooke (1811-1880) was an English botanical draughtsman, marine artist and gardener.

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        Through the Looking-Glass, or What Alice Found There. By Lewis Carroll

      Boston and New York: Lee and Shepard, 1872. First American Edition, with "wabe" misspelled "wade" on page 21. Fifty illustrations in the text by John Tenniel. 1 vols. 8vo. Red cloth, triple gilt-ruled front cover and spine, blind-ruled rear cover, with gilt medallions on both covers, gilt-lettered and decorated spine, brown coated endpapers. Owner's inscription on flyleaf. Some very light marginal browning. With wear. Tenniel, John. First American Edition, with "wabe" misspelled "wade" on page 21. Fifty illustrations in the text by John Tenniel. 1 vols. 8vo. This First American Edition appears to be a reissue of the original sheets printed in London, with Macmillan's device on the verso of [A3] and the misspelling of "wade" for "wabe" on page 21. "Through the Looking Glass" was nearly equal in popularity to "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", with many of the familiar characters, such as Tweedledee, Tweedledum and the Mad Hatter (as well as some delightful new ones), present. Williams and Madan, pp. 176 and 240-241. Williams Bibliography, p. 31

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         [YEMEN] Côte d'Arabie. Aden et baies adjacentes.

      Paris, 1872. 611 x 892 mm.Grande carte marine figurant le port d'Aden et ses environs, sur les côtes du Yémen, levée en 1836 par le commandant Haines de la Marine Royale d'Angleterre, puis corrigée en 1863 et 1872. Avec trois profils côtiers. Pliure centrale légèrement brunie.

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        Landwirthschaftliche (landwirtschaftliche) Jahrbücher. Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Landwirthschaft (Landwirtschaft). Jahrgänge 1-90 mit zahlreichen Supplementbänden ohne Jahrgänge 15-21 und 23-25 (Zeitraum 1886 bis 1896) und ohne Jahrgänge 35-46 (Zeitraum 1906 bis 1913)

      Paul Parey, Berlin 1872-1940. - 500-1000 S. je Band mit zahlreichen Abbildungen und (teils lithographischen) Tafeln sowie zahlreichen Karten, Beiliegt: Einige Sonderdrucke der Reihe. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 115000 marmorierte Halbleinenbände und Haldlederbände mit Rückentitel, Bibliotheks-Exemplar(die letzten Bände mit Papier-Rückenschildern), Stempel auf Titel, die Lederbände leicht berieben und gering beschabt, Kopfschnitt leicht angestaubt, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar, in 113 Bänden (bis zu 3 Supplementbände in 1 Band),.

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        Through the Looking Glass

      Macmillan & Co, London 1872 - Original maroon/red, worn and grubbed cloth boards with slightly oxidised gilt illustrated central vignettes of the Red Queen on the front (with three water stains across the centre of it) and the White Queen on the back cover. Spine lettering and fillets are oxidised and just discernible. Approx. 1/8″ missing on the head of the spine with slight fraying on the foot spine. Mildly cocked edition. Minor, sporadic foxing and/or grubbing of the pages. Bright gilt trimmed edges. Attached dark, green endpapers, although cracked and split. Rear hinge is only 3/4 attached due to spine fraying. A neat, black ink gift inscription “C. Mary Phillips from Auntie Jos Xmas – 1871” to the half title page with misprint “wade” for “wabe” in the second line of Jabberwocky on page 21. Fragile and creased tissue guard partially attached. Of the fifty originally black and white wood engravings by John Tenniel, twenty seven have been neatly, partially or fully water coloured in by a previous owner.Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There remains a rare first edition in reasonable condition for it’s age. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Through the Looking-Glass, or What Alice Found There. By Lewis Carroll

      Lee and Shepard, Boston and New York 1872 - Tenniel, John. First American Edition, with "wabe" misspelled "wade" on page 21. Fifty illustrations in the text by John Tenniel. 1 vols. 8vo. This First American Edition appears to be a reissue of the original sheets printed in London, with Macmillan's device on the verso of [A3] and the misspelling of "wade" for "wabe" on page 21. "Through the Looking Glass" was nearly equal in popularity to "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", with many of the familiar characters, such as Tweedledee, Tweedledum and the Mad Hatter (as well as some delightful new ones), present. Williams and Madan, pp. 176 and 240-241. Williams Bibliography, p. 31 Red cloth, triple gilt-ruled front cover and spine, blind-ruled rear cover, with gilt medallions on both covers, gilt-lettered and decorated spine, brown coated endpapers. Owner's inscription on flyleaf. Some very light marginal browning. With wear Fifty illustrations in the text by John Tenniel. 1 vols. 8vo First American Edition, with "wabe" misspelled "wade" on page 21. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Through the Looking-Glass, or What Alice Found There By Lewis Carroll

      Boston and New York: Lee and Shepard, 1872. First American Edition, with "wabe" misspelled "wade" on page 21. Fifty illustrations in the text by John Tenniel. 1 vols. 8vo. Red cloth, triple gilt-ruled front cover and spine, blind-ruled rear cover, with gilt medallions on both covers, gilt-lettered and decorated spine, brown coated endpapers. Owner's inscription on flyleaf. Some very light marginal browning. With wear. Tenniel, John. First American Edition, with "wabe" misspelled "wade" on page 21. Fifty illustrations in the text by John Tenniel. 1 vols. 8vo. This First American Edition appears to be a reissue of the original sheets printed in London, with Macmillan's device on the verso of [A3] and the misspelling of "wade" for "wabe" on page 21. "Through the Looking Glass" was nearly equal in popularity to "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", with many of the familiar characters, such as Tweedledee, Tweedledum and the Mad Hatter (as well as some delightful new ones), present. Williams and Madan, pp. 176 and 240-241. Williams Bibliography, p. 31

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        A New Map of the Country Twenty-five Miles Round London.

      James Wyld London c. 1872 - Hand coloured linen-backed map folding into dark blue slip case. Dimensions: 49 x 40.25 inches, scale one inch to 1 mile. Publisher's label on cover. Slip case worn along edges, but overall in very good condition. Extends from Hertford to Dorking and from Beaconsfield to Chelmsford. Shows the railway to Walthamstow (1870) extending south to Dalston (1872) but not north to Chingford (1873). Also shows the Great Northern Railway's Barnet branch (1872). Hyde D&H 188(3)

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

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1868 & 1872 - Two volumes bound in one. "Alice" twelfth thousand, or the first issue of the sixth edition, "Looking-Glass" first edition, first issue. 8vo. (x), 192; (xii), 224, (2) pp. Slightly later red half morocco over matching cloth sides by Maclehose of Glasgow, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered to two panels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Frontispiece and 41 illustrations plus frontispiece and 49 illustrations by John Tenniel. A handsome copy. Williams, Madan, Green & Crutch, 46d and 84.

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        ENCYCLOPEDIE DU DIX-NEUVIEME SIECLE, 51 VOLUMES (COMPLET), REPERTOIRE UNIVERSEL DES SCIENCES, DES LETTRES ET DES ARTS, AVEC LA BIOGRAPHIE ET DE NOMBREUSES GRAVURES

      L'Encyclopédie du XIXe Siècle 1872 - RO40261327: 51 volumes. Illustrés de très nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc dans le texte. Texte sur 2 colonnes. Etiquettes de code sur les couvertures. Quelques tampons et annotations de bibliothèque. 3e édition. Du vol. I (A) au vol. 50 (Z) + vol. 51 (Table). In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos abîmé. Non coupé Classification Dewey : 30-Encyclopédies générales [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Les Soldats de la République. L'Armee Française en Campagne. (Souvenirs du siège de Paris). Paris, Bureau d'Eclipse, [um 1872].

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

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        Portrait d'Arthur Rimbaud

      Format du papier 227 x 295 mm, cuvette 80 x 110 mm. Encadré. Eau-forte sur papier Japon, d'après la célèbre huile sur toile de Fantin-Latour, "Un coin de table" présentée au Salon de 1872 et figurant, entre autres, Rimbaud et Verlaine. Peintre, sculpteur, dessinateur et graveur, Georges Gorvel (1893-1938) illustra de nombreux ouvrages. En 1905, il exposa au côté d'Henri Matisse à la galerie Élie Faure. Georges Gorvel réalisa de nombreuses gravures pour des timbres, mais aussi pour d'autres artistes comme Raoul Dufy et Charles Guérin. Ce portrait de Rimbaud est rare, nous n'avons pu en recenser que deux épreuves.

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        Tortoises, terrapins, and turtles. Drawn from life.

      - London, Henry Sotheran, Joseph Baer & Co, 1872. Folio (36.8 x 27.5 cm). iv, 16 pp., 60 lithographed plates (without numbers). Original blindstamped buckram. Spine gilt-ornamented at head and foot, and gilt title. Yellow endpapers.= One of the rarest books on turtles. The authors mentioned on the title page are in fact the artists. The first 40 plates were intended for a work by Thomas Bell, who wrote the original text for a work supposed to treat all the recent and fossil testudines. Some parts did appear in print, but when the publisher went bankrupt, the work was cancelled, and the original plates - of which few were published - as well as 20 new ones, were used for the present work, with a new text by John Edward Gray. Why Gray was not mentioned on the title page is quite a mystery. Perhaps he saw himself more as the editor of the work. Blindstamp in titlepage top margin; unobtrusive small, oval stamp on plate versos (not shining through). In all, a very good copy. Adler p. 35; Nissen ZBI, 1701; Wood, 1872. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire des Arts Industriels au Moyen Age et a l'epoque de la Renaissance.

      A.Morel & Co. Libraires-Editeurs 1872,1881, 1875,, Paris, - Deuxième Edition. 3 Voll. cm.25x32,5, pp.445,461,544, LXXVII tavv.bn.e a col., alcune Paris, A.Morel & Co. Libraires-Editeurs 1872,1881, 1875, 3 Voll. cm.25x32,5, pp.445,461,544, LXXVII tavv.bn.e a col., alcune con oro, rilegg.in brossura con dorso in tela. con oro, rilegg.in brossura con dorso in tela. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Contrat de mariage, calligraphié et enluminé, établi entre M. Edmond Turquet, député de l'Aisne, et Mlle Marie de Montgomery Love, reçu par Maître Octave Trousselle notaire à Paris le 12 avril 1872.

      1872. 1 vol. grand in-8 relié plein chagrin rouge, chasses richement orné, Paris, 1872, 7 pp. enluminées Charmant exemplaire d'un contrat de mariage enluminé (reliure abîmée au dos en tête). Plusieurs fois sous-secrétaire d'Etat, Edmond Turquet était le petit-fils du conventionnel Le Carlier d'Ardon. Français

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        Leçons sur les nerfs vaso-moteurs sur l'épilepsie et sur les actions réflexes normales et morbides

      Paris, Masson, 1872. X, 211 pp broché, couverture imprimée 1872, 1872, in-8, X, 211 pp, broché, couverture imprimée, PREMIERE EDITION française de cet ouvrage de Brown-Séquard (1817-1894), physiologiste et neurologue, qui travailla sur le système nerveux, notamment sur la moelle épinière, dont il détermina la composition en faisceau de nerfs. À la suite de ses travaux, on « syndrome de Brown-Séquard » (1851) le syndrome neurologique correspondant à une hémisection de la moelle épinière. Professeur de physiologie et de neuropathologie à Harvard, Brown-Séquard devint professeur à la faculté de médecine de Paris en 1869. Ensemble des leçons sur les nerfs vaso-moteurs, filets nerveux qui se distribuent sur la paroi musculaire des vaisseaux et qui déterminent leur contraction ou leur relâchement, et leur rapport à l'épilepsie. La traduction de cet ouvrage est de Joseph-Marie-Alfred Beni-Barde (1834-1919), docteur en médecine, secrétaire du "Journal des connaissances médicales" et père de l'hydrothérapie. Ex-libris docteur carrier. Étiquette JP Mégret, Lyon. DSB II pp. 524-526

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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. First Edition. Hardcover. In two volumes. viii (but actually xviii), [2], 360pp; vi, [2], 400pp. Original mustard cloth stamped in black on the front panel and the spine panel, dark green endpapers. Frontispiece, large foldout map outlined in colour, ten foldout plates, one plate and eight in-text illustrations in volume I; frontispiece, one foldout plate, fourteen plates, and eleven in-text illustrations in volume II. Tiny bookseller label to front pastedowns. Wear to extremities, old mend to front free endpaper and small piece of tape to rear free endpaper of volume I, owner's name on the title pages, short, closed tear to map, spine of volume II partially split. A good, complete set.; Octavo.

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        Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, Early Printings with Signed Bookplate

      Macmillan, London 1872 - 1872, 32nd thousand Glass, 1882 69th thousand Alice, w/ 1884 signed visiting card, tipped in not glued. Both books have staining to covers in places, rubbed corners and spine ends, end page gutters still sound as are bindings, mild foxing to end pages. Alice a bit more wrose for the wear. Signed card- Rev. CL Dodgson. A nice early set made special with the signed visiting card. Please ask for a full set of photos. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Rare Victorian Vellum Manuscript - Firearms Patent with Large Wax Seal Issued to American Inventor

      England, 1872. "For Improvements in Fire-Arms" [England], 25 July 1872. Manuscript Victorian patent document on vellum, folded and docketed, a rare and excellent example of a patent of invention for a guns, granted to William Edward Blake of New York City. Large printed document completed in manuscript and measuring approximately 76 x 51 cm, with original blue paper revenue stamp for five pounds, and a double-sided yellow wax seal measuring 16 cm in diameter. Small perforation at fold, age-toning to verso, otherwise in very good and original condition, a lovely and bright document, as issued, with a scarce large Victorian wax seal in its original round tin case. A round black tin container houses the massive double-sided yellow wax seal, diameter 16 cm (6.25 inches), attached to the document by original red plaited cords, one side being the Great Seal of the Realm, the other being Queen Victoria seated on a fully caparisoned royal horse. Diminutive fissures to sides of seal, otherwise in very good original condition, with vivid and crisp wax impression. The Commissioners of Patents' Journal, September 1872 issue, records this patent, no. 2224, being granted provisional protection for six months, as also stated in the document itself. Rare official patent document for an invention for "improvements in fire-arms" valid for fourteen years and issued to William Edward Blake, an inventor from New York City. Patent number 2224 was valid in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Channel Islands, and Isle of Wight, with the condition that the specified stamp duty payments were remitted at the times specified, one hundred pounds being payable in the seventh year after the initial patent issue date, for example. Excerpt from the patent: "... Whereas William Edward Blake of the City of New York, United States of America, hath by his petition humbly represented to Us that he is in possession of an Invention for Improvements in Firearms, which the inventor believes will be of great public utility, that he is the first and true inventor thereof... that the same is not in use by any other..." End Excerpt In the following year, 1873 William Edward Blake would receive at least one patent from the United States Patent Office, "for improvements to gun-stocks and spades, patent number 135,624." Blake described this dual-purposed instrument to be especially useful to American soldiers, in particular the Corps of Royal Sappers, Miners, and Engineers, by reducing the weight and number of tools carried over long distances. In essence he devised a two-in-one gun and spade by affixing a small shovel to the gun-stock which served dually as the shoulder rest when firing. It is conceivable that the present patent, valid in the United Kingdom, was for the same apparatus. Little is revealed about Mr. Blake in the present document, apart from his American citizenship and skill in manufacturing firearms for improved efficiency. Further research, however, may find the inventor to be a relation or even a partner of other Blake family gun makers. For example, John Henry Blake, was the manufacturer of a bolt action 7-shot revolving magazine sporting rifle, which was similar to a military type tested by an Ordnance Board of Governor's Island, New York, in July 1891. Blake, P. & E. W. of New Haven, Connecticut, manufactured Model 1821 muskets; the two partners are believed to have been the nephews of Eli Whitney Sr., and also to have been the trustees of the Whitney Armory from 1823 until Eli Whitney Jr. came of age in 1842. And earlier, the firm French, Blake and Kinsley, musket makers, secured a contract for 4,000 stand of arms on 20 October 1808, having delivered at least 2,175 units by 7 October 1812. The Great Seal of the Realm or Great Seal of the United Kingdom (prior to the Treaty of Union the Great Seal of England, then until the Union of 1801 the Great Seal of Great Britain) is a seal that is used to symbolize the Sovereign's approval of important state documents. Sealing wax is melted in a metal mould or matrix and impressed into a wax figure that is attached by cord or ribbon to documents that the monarch wishes to make official. Queen Victoria had to select four different Great Seal designs during the sixty-three years of her reign. England's patent law began to be criticized in the 1850s, for obstructing research and benefiting the few at the expense of public good. According to historian Adrian Johns, the campaign "remains to this day the strongest ever undertaken against intellectual property", coming close to abolishing patents altogether. Despite much public debate, the system wasn't abolished, though it was reformed with the Patent Law Amendment Act of 1852. This simplified the procedure for obtaining patents, reduced fees and created one office for the entire United Kingdom, instead of different systems for England and Wales and Scotland. Around the same time, however, an anti-patent movement began to take shape, and would continue until the early 1870s, spirred by inventors, entrepreneurs, and radical laissez-faire economists. Prominent activists included Isambard Kingdom Brunel, William Robert Grove, William Armstrong and Robert A. MacFie. A new sequence for numbering patents also began in October 1852. Patents applied for between October and December 1852 were numbered from 1-1211. For each subsequent year patents were numbered in annual sequences beginning with the number 1. This system was in place until 1915. . Very Good.

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        Autograph manuscript signed. N. p. o. d.

      1872. 8vo. 5 pp. on 3 ff. Manuscript about and to his mistress, the actress Katharina Schratt (also mistress of the Emperor), alternating between diary and letter form. - Count Wilczek was the main sponsor of the Austro-Hungarian North Pole Expedition, led by Julius Payer and Karl Weyprecht from 1872 to 1874. From 1875 onwards, Count Wilczek held the title of President of the Austrian Geographical Society in order to promote the construction of weather stations in the Arctic. The Austrian polar station on Jan Mayen Island was built and equipped in 1882 fully at his own costs. - In pencil; small damage to edges.

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        Puerta de la ciudad alta (Bergamo)

      Bergamo 1872 - Rara veduta della porta di città alta mm 155x240

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        Aventures prodigieuses de Tartarin de Tarascon.

      In 12 demi-cuir vert,reliure amateur,postérieure, muette,fers,roulette dorés,il manque la pièce de titre.Faux-titre,titre,1 feuillet à mon ami Gonzague Privat.265 pages,non rogné,grandes marges,bien complet du catalogue Dentu de 16 pages non coupé,non rogné,E Dentu 1872,avec son premier plat de couverture gris bleu(voir photographie)avec titre en noir et rouge,et dos(incomplet),conservés.Edition originale rare et recherchée Clouzot page 81,Vicaire volume III pages 38.39.il n'a pas été tiré de grand papier. Les exemplaires complets du catalogue de Dentu sont beaucop plus rares

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        ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF LOCOMOTIVES. M. Baird & Co., Philadelphia. --

      FIRST EDITION. 4to. (11 X 7.9 inches). 134pp. Illustrated with engraved frontis and several smaller wood engraved illustrations throughout the text, plus 16 albumen photographic prints of Locomotives, each mounted onto a card page with the technical details for that engine printed on the pages following each image. All pages with a printed red ruled border. Original brown pebble grained cloth on bevelled edges boards with gilt lettering to the front cover and spine. Blind stamped rule and decorative corner borders on both boards. Original dark brown coated endpapers. A crease to the front free endpaper and one page bumped to the outer corner of one mount page, not affecting the image, otherwise a better than very good example of this uncommon catalogue. The covers are bright and clean. Contains a history of the firm up to 1871.

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        L'Arlesienne & Cyrano de Bergerac- Signed

      Alphonse Lemerre & Librairie Charpentier, 1872. Hardcover. Good. 1872. First Edition. 103 + 225 pages. No dust jacket. Signed by the author. Original half leather boards. Signed by Alphonse Daudet in a presentation signature: ' a' moy ami Seragallo, Alphonse Daudet..'Signed to the half title of A'Arlesienne. Name inscribed from 1890 on the ffep. On the verso of the signing is a tipped in picture of A. Daudet. Bound with Rostand's 'Cyrano de Bergerac'. Foxing to the Daudet text, only mild tanning to Rostand's 'Cyrano'. Front hinge helf only by one cord. Rubbing to board edges and scuffing and fading to the leather. Mild spine lean and some fading to gilt titling.

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        L'Arlésienne

      1872. Lemerre, Paris 1872, 12x19cm, broché. - Lemerre, Paris 1872, 12x19cm, broché. - Edizione pubblicata lo stesso anno come l'originale. Autografo Precious firmata dall'autore Hector Giacomelli. Piccoli morsi la testa minore e indietro di qualche pagina, altrimenti bella copia. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition parue la même année que l'originale. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Alphonse Daudet à Hector Giacomelli. Infimes piqûres sans gravité en tête du dos et sur quelques feuillets, sinon agréable exemplaire.

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        The Slave-Trade in Africa in 1872. Principally carried on for the supply of Turkey, Egypt, Persia, and Zanzibar. London, (R. Barrett & Sons for) Edward Marsh, 1872.

      1872. Small 8vo. VIII, 64 pp. Later blue cloth with giltstamped spine title. Abridged English version of the author's more extensive treatise "La Traite Orientale: histoire des chasses à la homme, organisées en Afrique depuis 15 ans pour les marchés de l'Orient", aimed at exposing the African slave trade to the Anglo-Saxon world. "The author distinguishes three principal areas of man-hunting: the first is the from the Sudan and the Valley of the Nile to Morocco; the second, the Valley of the Nile itself; the third, the eastern coasts of Africa. Sales concentrate on three markets: the Mediterranean borders of Egypt; the island of Zanzibar; and finally, Arabia" (cf. Gay). E. F. Berlioux (1828-1910) was Professor of History at the Lyceum of Lyon. Ibrahim-Hilmy 65. OCLC 5664313. Cf. Gay 153. Not in Wilson.

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        Description des collections de Sceaux-Matrices de M. E. Dongé. [ASSOCIATION COPY, SIGNED].

      Paris, Chez l'Auteur 1872 - Crown quarto. Two parts in one volume, paginated consecutively. Pp. xxxi, 272; 273-357. Plus elaborate engraved frontispiece portrait of Charvet and 6 lithograph plates bound at end. With numerous engraved illustrations of seals to text. Extended index. Hardcover, bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards, spine with raised bands, gilt ruled and tooled, lettering direct, marbled endpapers; inner hinges cracked, boards rubbed at extremities, corners worn, chip to blank lower corner of one leaf. In a very good condition. A wide margined copy, untrimmed, well preserved interior. ~ ASSOCIATION COPY, SIGNED by the Author on half-title, dedicating the book to the archaeologist Henri Schuermans. - - Rare first edition of this important work on seals, published by the author himself. A second edition was published eight years later by Édouard Rouveyre (Paris, 1880). Charvet describes here in detail 638 seals from his own collection; the name "Dongé" is believed to be pseudonim. In 1883 he published the work "Collection Charvet: Médailles, antiquités, sceaux-matrices".

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        Aventures prodigieuses de Tartarin de Tarascon.

      Paris, Dentu (Imprimerie Simon Raçon), 1872 ; in-12 (180 x 120 mm) ; demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs, titre doré, tête dorée sur témoins, couverture gris-bleu imprimée en rouge et noir et dos conservés, non rogné (reliure postérieure) ; (4) ff. le premier blanc, 265 pp., 16 pp. de Catalogue Dentu, (1) f. blanc. EDITION ORIGINALE dont il n'a pa été tiré de grands papiers. Les exemplaires avec le catalogue de Dentu sont beaucoup plus rares, il a d'ailleurs échappé à Vicaire (III-38-39).

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        Société des Réfugiés de la Commune à Londres.

      Londres 1872 - Feuille ronéotypée en caractères cursifs sur papier pelure (21 x 31 cm). Très rare pièce publiée dans l'exil à Londres. La Police versaillaise cherche à perdre par la calomnie ceux que ses balles n'ont pu atteindre et poursuit par ses moyens habituels ceux qui, ayant charge de la mémoire et de la vengeance de leur frère assassinés préparent la revanche. Nous avons dédaigné jusqu'ici de répondre aux attaques parties directement de Versailles ; il suffisait qu'on en connût l'origine, pour que le bon sens public en fit justice. (?) En présence de ces faits la Société des Réfugiés de la Commune réunie en Assemblée Générale a voté les déclarations et chargé sa commission de leur donner la plus grande publicité possible : 1ere déclaration La Société des Réfugiés de la Commune (?) déclare à l'unanimité les sieurs Caria indignes et les expulse de son sein comme policiers. Par mandat des Réfugiés de la Commune, la Commission administrative, Arnaud, Bertin, Lapie, Alphonse Mongin, Armand Moreau, la commission de contrôle, Bertin, Garnier, Mortier.

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        Mes Premières années de Paris.

      Paris Michel Lévy frères 1872 In-8 de (4)-352 pp., chagrin rouge, dos orné à nerfs, filet d'encadrement à froid sur les plats, fer floral en écoinçon, dentelles dorées sur les chasses et double filet doré sur les coupes, tranches dorées (Gruel). Edition originale. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur : A Edmond Didier vieille et toujours jeune amitié Auguste Vacquerie. Bel exemplaire à grandes marges, dans une fine reliure de Léon Gruel. Vicaire, VII, 936.

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        L'INSTRUCTION PUBLIQUE, REVUE DES LETTRES, SCIENCES ET ARTS, 17 VOLUMES: 1872, 1873, 1974, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889

      L'Instruction Publique. 1872-1889. In-4 Carré. Relié. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs. 17 volumes. Titre, date et filets dorés sur les dos. Etiquettes annotées sur les dos. Bords et coins des plats frottés. Volume de l'année 1875 manquant. Quelques pages du vol. 1 arrachées et manquantes. Quelques pages abîmées. Du n°1 du 1er juin 1872, année n°1, au n° 52 du 28 déc. 1889, année n°18. L'Université et l'Académie Française. Pédagogie. Critique littéraire. Histoire. Examens et concours. Thèses en Sorbonne. Facultés des Lettres de Paris et de Province. Livres. Mélanges...

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        THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, And what Alice found there.

      FIRST EDITION. Dated 1872 but actually published in time for Christmas 1871. 8vo. Illustrated with fifty engravings by John Tenniel. A Very good, clean copy with a few small ink spots to the fore-edge of the pages, only really noticeable when the pages are fanned, in publishers original red cloth with gilt lettering, decoration and ruling to the spine. Triple gilt ruled borders on boards which each have a circular illustration, of the Red and the White Queens, within triple lined frames. Dark green coated endpapers. Binders paper ticket (Burn & Co) on the inner rear board. Some splitting to the rear inner hinge which is still firm and tight. The front hinge firm and uncracked. All edges gilt. The boards are a bit rubbed & bumped to the edges and the spine is showing minor darkening but overall a very good copy of this famous classic which is a notoriously difficult book to find in nice original condition.

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        Through the Looking-Glass, and what Alice found there

      London: Macmillan and Co: Macmillan and Co, 1872 1st ed, 1st issue, VG, 1872. In 19c red morocco, decorative gilt edge tooling by Cross & Beckwith of Leicester. Spine, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling, gilt titles. Corners & joints lightly rubbed. Internally, decorative gilt tooling to board edges & turn-ins. Half title, [12], [1], 2-224 pp, a.e.g., green marbled endpapers, 50 illustrations (B&W) by Tenniel, + 2 others , binders stamp to front turn-in, some light edge browning. (Gumuchian 78. Allibone 498. Madan 85). Dodgson, author, mathematician, and photographer, whose writing meant a great deal to him; It was the main course by which he could do something for others, to fulfil a deep religious desire to contribute something to humanity—it was his offering to God. After resigning his mathematical lectureship in 1881, at the age of forty-nine (he retained his studentship and resident privileges at Christ Church to the end), he devoted himself primarily to his writing. Often standing at his upright desk (he calculated that he could stand and write for ten hours a day), he turned out a myriad of works. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was followed in late 1871 by its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, and in 1876 by that longest and most revered nonsense poem in English, The Hunting of the Snark. See ODNB

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        Recueil général et complet des Fabliaux des XIII° et XIV° siècles par Anatole de Montaiglon et Gaston Raynaud.

      Paris, Jouaust, Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1872-90. 6 volumes in-8° écu de XXI-332, 360, 338, 415, 437 et 394 pages. A la fin du tome I, 2 feuillets manquent, remplacés par 2 autres. Tirage sur grand papier limité à 175 exemplaire. De la bibliothèque de D. Jouaust, exemplaire sur Chine non justifié, à toutes marges. Rare collection complète (l'édition s'est étalée sur 18 ans). Des rousseurs sur les marges. Reliure à la Bradel pleine percaline grise, dos lisses, pièces de titre rouges, fleurons dorés.

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        A JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH

      1872 British First Edition with 52 illustrations by Riou, original pictorial cloth titled and decorated in gilt, the True English First Edition dated MDCCCLXXII, interestingly the only time a British Jules Verne book was dated in Roman Numerals, the book was published for the Christmas market in November 1871 and post-dated 1872, the British publication in the original binding is by far one of the toughest Verne titles to find in First Edition form, one of the reasons may have been the high cost of the book which was reportedly priced at £7.00 on its release, a sum that would have been well beyond the pockets of most people of the time. Another interesting point, the First Edition uses the plate "The Descent of the Crater" as the frontispiece, whereas later Griffith & Farran editions use "The Central Sea" as the frontispiece, the reason I point this out is that when you check the pagination of the Griffith & Farran editions you will see that the text pages are numbered but not the plates, with the plates being counted in with the pagination, because "The Descent of the Crater" is normally counted as pages 121/122 you will see a break in the pagination in this copy where that plate has been used as the frontispiece, also when you check for "The Central Sea" plate in this copy you will find it located between pages 216/217 with no break in the pagination for the plate, this is the second copy of the First Edition where I have seen "The Descent of the Crater" used as the Frontispiece. Regarding the condition of this copy, apart from some minor marks to the rear board, mild rubbing to the gilt on the spine and some virtually invisible restoration to the spine tips, the covers are in generally very good condition, internally there is the name of the original owner with the date 1873 in old ink to top of the title page, this copy is virtually free of any foxing and marking apart from pages 292/293 which are noticeably browned at the edges (pictured) possibly something had been left between these two pages at one point as a page marker which has reacted with the paper, the browning is visible to the reverse of these page edges as well with a small edge tear with no loss that just stops before the text, there is a thin line of browning just touching the outer edge of one other page though this is not very noticeable, creases to two page corners, finally the rear inner hinge has been professionally strengthened retaining the original endpapers but with a thin 5mm strip visible along inner hinge of a slightly lighter coloured paper, this is a very neat and unobtrusive professional repair. Some creasing to frontispiece tissue guard, I have mentioned everything that could be considered a fault, which probably makes this copy sound far worse than it is, overall this is one of the cleanest examples of the British First Edition I have come across which presents very nicely on the shelf, a notoriously difficult book to find in First Edition form, a true Verne rarity and one of the authors most sought after titles.

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        Les misères des gueux

      petit in 4 broché,couverture factice rempliée,avec les plats de la couverture originale contrecollés.Titre,236 pages,1 page de table des matières,texte sur 2 colonnes, 60 gravures la plupart à mi-page de Gustave COURBET Paris Librairie International A. Lacroix,Verboeckhoven éditeur 1872.Chemise cartonnée,demi-toile bleue à la bradel,bords à biseaux.L'ensemble dans un étui cartonné illustré des plats de couverture en fac-similé.Très bon état ÉDITION ORIGINALE RARE.Roman politique écrit sous le pseudonyme de Jean Bruno,et publiée en 30 livraisons.Texte sur deux colonnes,avec, en premier tirage,60 compositions,gravées sur bois par Fortuné MEAULLE d'après les tableaux de Gustave Courbet.Véritable monographie où l'on reconnaît de nombreux auto-portraits du peintre,dont "Les Amoureux",de nombreuses vues d'Ornan,"La Femme au perroquet","La Sieste" et le fameux "Bonjour Monsieur Courbet",avec le collectionneur Bruyas;de nombreux tableaux de personnages authentifiés sous leurs vrais noms

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Cosima Wagner geb. Liszt"). [Eckersdorf, Schloß] "Fantaisie", 21. VI. 1872.

      1872. 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An eine "Verehrteste Frau", die sie hatte treffen wollen. - Cosima und Richard Wagner wohnten von April bis August des Jahres in Schloß Fantaisie, das sich im Besitz von Herzog Alexander II. von Württemberg befand. "Aus zu grosser Rücksicht gegen den, allerdings sehr angegriffenen, Gesundheitszustandes, ihres Onkels, sagte uns Frau Ritter [...], dass Sie sich unten in Fantaisie, an dem Tag den Sie erwähnen, befänden, und als wir hierauf Sie aufzusuchen gingen, waren Sie zu unsrem grössten Bedauern schon fortgefahren. Ich bat Frau Ritter uns sehr zu entschuldigen, aber es will mir scheinen dass sie Sie nicht mehr angetroffen hat, und so ergreife ich denn freudig die Gelegenheit die Sie mir selbst freundlich bieten, um Ihnen Entschuldigungen und Bedauern herzlich auszudrücken, und zugleich auch die Versicherung dass mein Mann mit grossem Vergnügen Herrn Polko anhören wird, wenn dieser in ruhiger Zeit nach Bayreuth kommt [...]". - Am 22. Mai hatte die Grundsteinlegung des Bayreuther Festspielhauses stattgefunden; am 15. Juni hatte Wagner mit den letzten Arbeiten zur Orchesterskizze des III. Aktes der "Götterdämmerung" begonnen.

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        Animal Locomotion. An Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Movements. 1872-1885. Author's Edition. Philadelphia, published under the Auspices of the University of Pennsylvania, plates printed by the Photo-Gravure Company, 1887.

      1872. Large folio. Half morocco, retaining the original cloth covers and gilt cover label. 11 (instead of 21) plates. Author's Edition. Landmark collection of Muybridge's revolutionary "instantaneous photography", a self-developed technique that allowed for high-precision series of high shutter speed stop-motion photographs. He began his work with photographing horses, but in time it would also include athletes, birds, lions, and even camels. Muybridge first photographed a horse with all 4 hooves off the ground in 1872, after Leland Stanford (later the Governor of California) hired Muybridge to determine whether a horse leaves the ground completely when running, a hotly debated issue at the time. (Stanford believed they did, and Muybridge won Stanford a $25,000 bet.) By 1885, Muybridge had accumulated over 20,000 photographic negatives, or 781 sequential series of photo-plates, shot from multiple cameras at carefully planned locations and angles, each of which showed a human and/or animal engaged in a continuous motion. This required Muybridge to develop cameras for faster shutter closure. In cases where a human or animal moved any great distance, photographing the movement required a team of photographers, rather than a single photographer. Muybridge and H. Allen, a physiology professor at the University of Pennsylvania, published 37 eleven-volume sets which contained a collotype of every one of the 781 photographic series. This "Author's Edition" consists of a selection of the most important collotypes contained in the full work; the present set includes all the plates to show animals: No. 565. Horse trotting. - 616. Horse and rider, trotting more rapidly. - 626. A third horse and rider, running, including several frames with all 4 hooves off the ground. - 647. A horse jumping a hurdle at high speed, with a bareback jockey. - 659. Mule jumping and kicking with his hind limbs. - 710. Race hound at high speed, including frames with all 4 feet off the ground. - 721. Lion circling along the wall of a small enclosure. - 739. Camel walking. - 755. Bird flying, including swoops down. - 3. Runner. - 152. Runner jumping a hurdle. - The combined illustrated area of any given plate varies, but is typically about 21 x 30 cms. Muybridge had focused his early photographic work on San Francisco and Yosemite, but had later been sent by the Federal Government to photograph Alaska for the High Sierra Survey. (The latter project was in 1868, shortly after the territory was purchased. He was later sent on a second trip to Alaska to photograph the Tlingit tribe and the Modoc War.) During his time as a photographer, Muybridge owned a racetrack. Late in life, he invented the zoopraxiscope, a primitive forerunner of the motion picture camera. Analyses made possible by the technique later had a wide range of implications for sports, podiatry, physical therapy, vertebrate paleontology, and other fields. - Pastedowns and spine renewed, otherwise an excellent, clean copy in the original boards. Grolier, Truthful Lens, 123. Parr/Badger, The Photobook I, 52.

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        Band 18.

      Berlin, Dietz Verlag - . Orig.-Leineneinband, unterschiedlicher Erhaltungszustand - bitte erfragen -. Preis von 5,-- bis 7,-- EUR. 859 S. diverse Auflagen. Der Band enthält die Arbeiten, die von März 1872 bis Mai 1875 entstanden sind. 1001 grams [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTORIA DE JUAN SEBASTIAN DEL CANO. Publícala Nicolás de Soraluce y Zubizarreta.

      Imp. Hijos de Manteli, Vitoria 1872 - 15x23 cm.LVIII, 362 págs.5 hojas,1 con la estatua grabada de Elcano en Guetaria, IX págs, 1 bello mapa plegado de la provincia de Guipúzcoa realizado por Soraluce. Apuntes biográficos de Navarrete por Sotero Manteli, y copioso apéndice documental, aportad IMPORTANTE. Lea Nuestras Condiciones de Venta y Gastos de Envío. Contrareembolso 6 eur. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Album du musée du Boulaq comprenant quarante planches photographiées par MM. Delié et Béchard, avec un texte explicatif rédigé par Auguste Mariette-Bey. Cairo, Mourès & Cie, 1872.

      1872. Folio. 3 unnum. leaves, 40 original photographs on albumenized paper (approx. 245 x 180 mm) on stiff cardboard mounted on hinges, and 42 unnum. leaves of explanations. Publisher's half brown hard-grained morocco, blind stamped calico boards, with gilt title and figures, raised bands. Edges gilt. Beautiful photographic album made in Cairo, the first illustrated catalogue of the first Egyptian Museum. While copies dated 1871 exist, both copies preserved in the French National Library bear the date 1872. The photographs by Hippolyte Délié and Émile Béchard show the halls and antiques of the Bulaq Museum, founded in Cairo in 1863 by the great Egyptologist Auguste Mariette (1821-81). The Museum was created by Auguste Mariette, who in 1858, following his appointment as head of the Antiquities Service, moved the banks of the Nile, in Bulaq, where he assigned four rooms in his residence for exhibitions. Mariette obtained permission to settle in Bulaq in the abandoned offices of the River Company. On these dilapidated premises, where he lived with his family, the "Director of the Historical Monuments of Egypt and the Cairo Museum" converted the first four exhibition halls with the assistance of his faithful assistants Bonnefoy and Floris. The period photographs, published in this 'Album du musée de Boulaq', show the low buildings by the river, almost completely devastated during the flood of 1878. In the preface dated November 1, 1871, Mariette explains the origins of this monumental album: "Mr. Hippolyte Délié and Mr. Béchard requested permission from the Directorate of the Bulaq Museum to reproduce by photography some of the monuments on display in our galleries. Not only the application [...] was explicitly welcomed, but the Director of the Museum feels he must promote the work of the great photographers from Cairo, opening up for them the cabinets of the Museum and choosing among the objects it contains those that appeared to him most worthy of inclusion in the proposed Album. Mr. Délié and Mr. Béchard have followed, for the classification and arrangement of their proofs, the order adopted in the Notice sommaire, which is for sale at the entrance of the Museum. The three plates showing the interior and exterior of the Museum serve as an introduction to the Album. The monuments are then classified into religious, funerary, civilians, historical, Greek and Roman sections. The photographic Album [...] is thus an illustrated catalogue of the Museum. The remarkable execution of the plates allows us also to recommend to everyone this album by Mr. Délié and Mr. Béchard. Travelers will indeed use it as a souvenir of their visit to the Bulaq Museum. Scholars will find the hieroglyphic texts reproduced with such clarity as if they were in direct presence of the monuments. Finally artists will not study from any other work on Egyptology as well as from the beautiful proofs delivered from the apparatus used by Mr. Délié and Mr. Béchard, the difficult problems that relate to the history of art in Egypt". The French photographer Émile Béchard was active during the years 1869-90: "Béchard arrived in Egypt probably together with his partner Délié. He collaborated with him in the production of the Album du Musée Boulaq and in the carte de visite photographs of native types and costumes. There is little information on the life of Béchard. It is known that he was awarded a first class gold medal at the Exposition Universelle of 1878 in Paris, and his images appear in many of the travel and topographic albums until almost the end of the century. His major achievement was no doubt his monumental album of photographs of the most important archaeological sites and antiquities of Egypt [...]. It is worthy to note that Béchard did have a great deal of talent in picturing architecture. The neatness of the execution and printing of the final image adds tremendously to the monumentality he was able to reflect in them" (cf. Perez, p. 123). "Délié arrived in Egypt the year the Suez Canal was opened and settled in Cairo. Until the mid-1870s he was in partnership with Émile Béchard. The two collaborated on a major photography album on the Boulaq Museum that was very highly praised as one of the most luxurious and finely printed books of the period. [...] Délié's photographs were known already in 1869, and some of them were used that early for woodcuts illustrating articles in Le Tour du Monde. In 1876, he became a member of the Société Française de Photographie, and in 1878 he was awarded a bronze medal at the Exposition Universelle in Paris. For some reason, Délié's images, although equal in quality, are much rarer than those by Béchard, even though both continued to work after they dissolved their partnership. His photographs are exclusively of Egypt, mainly ruins, antiquities, and cityscapes, with a few genre studies" (p. 153f.). Perez also devotes a long notice to the archaeological activity of Mariette, a familiar to photography: "Best known as Mariette Bey, this famous Egyptologist became an archaeologist almost by chance. He was a young schoolteacher in the provincial town of Boulogne-sur-Mer, writing bad novels and chairing the local fishing-club, when he happened across the papers of a relative, Nestor L'Hote. L'Hote's writings of Egypt aroused Mariette's interest, and he turned to the study of Coptic writings and hieroglyphs. He published a number of papers that attracted the attention of Charles Lenormant, who sent him to Egypt in 1850 to hunt down Coptic manuscripts, which were at the time actively collected by British scholars. He remained in Egypt four years, during which time he realized the importance of finding and saving the archaeological treasures still buried in Egypt. Mariette shared his conviction with Ferdinand de Lesseps, whom he met in 1857. The latter appealed to the Viceroy of Egypt, and Mariette was appointed head of the department of Antiquities, a post he created and held until his death in Cairo in 1881. During his years there he displayed an unusual instinct in finding excavation sites; his contribution to Egyptology is invaluable. He was also founder of the Boulaq museum. Photography became an inseparable part of his activity. He mainly employed professional photographers such as Délié, Béchard, and Brugsch, but he himself also photographed, using an 8x10'' camera, newly found artefacts and ancient structures in remote parts of the Egyptian desert. It is interesting to note that, although technically not perfect, Mariette's photographs have a certain precision of angle and composition that makes the image 'right' and authentic. This is no doubt the result of his love and understanding of the objects he was photographing" (p. 194). - Spine scuffed, some foxing. Cf. Nissan N. Perez, Focus East, 1988. On Mariette cf. also J.-M. Carré, "Voyageurs et écrivains français en Égypte", p. 223-249.

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        Kapital'. Kritika Politicheskoi Ekonomii. St. Petersburg, N. P. Poliakov, 1872.

      1872. (2), XIII, (2), 678 pp. 8vo. Contemporary half calf with gilt title to spine. In custom-made green morocco-backed clamshell case. First edition in Russian, the first translation to any language of "Das Kapital". Because of the unexpected popularity of the book, and the subsequent ban in the 1890s, this edition of 3000 copies was soon exhausted and the book became very rare. Later, Marx noted the excellence of the Russian translation. In 1880, he wrote to F. Zorge saying that of all countries, the "Capital" had been read and appreciated most fully in Russia. Marx-Engels Erstdrucke, p. 33.

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

      1872. Germer Baillière, Paris 1872, relié. - Germer Baillière, Paris 1872, relié. - Edizione originale. Bound in mezzo zigrino rosso, colonna vertebrale sollevata su quattro bande fissati con doppie reti dorate decorate con doppie scatole fredde ornati di gioielli d'oro nei loro centri, piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e carta contreplats al serbatoio, quindi vincolante . Autografo firmato Antonio Chipault, il nome del dedicatario essendo stato tagliato dal legatore che deturpato "... un membro del Consiglio generale del Loiret e membro della commissione amministrativa dell'Ospizio di Orleans .. . " Libro illustrato con piastre 37 colori nel riquadro. Qualche piccolo foxing minore. 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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        Through the Looking-Glass, and what Alice found there

      London: Macmillan and Co: Macmillan and Co, 1872 1st ed, 1st issue, VG, 1872. In 19c red morocco, decorative gilt edge tooling by Cross & Beckwith of Leicester. Spine, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling, gilt titles. Corners & joints lightly rubbed. Internally, decorative gilt tooling to board edges & turn-ins. Half title, [12], [1], 2-224 pp, a.e.g., green marbled endpapers, 50 illustrations (B&W) by Tenniel, + 2 others , binders stamp to front turn-in, some light edge browning. (Gumuchian 78. Allibone 498. Madan 85). Dodgson, author, mathematician, and photographer, whose writing meant a great deal to him; It was the main course by which he could do something for others, to fulfil a deep religious desire to contribute something to humanity?it was his offering to God. After resigning his mathematical lectureship in 1881, at the age of forty-nine (he retained his studentship and resident privileges at Christ Church to the end), he devoted himself primarily to his writing. Often standing at his upright desk (he calculated that he could stand and write for ten hours a day), he turned out a myriad of works. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was followed in late 1871 by its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, and in 1876 by that longest and most revered nonsense poem in English, The Hunting of the Snark. See ODNB

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        NOBILIAIRE UNIVERSEL DE FRANCE OU RECUEIL GÉNÉRAL DES GÉNÉALOGIES HISTORIQUES DES MAISONS NOBLES DE CE ROYAUME

      "21 volumes ; Paris : Bachelin-Deflorenne, 1872-1878 ; p. disc., 22 cm. " Bien complet du tome XXI qui manque souvent. 21 volumes in-8, demi percaline verte, couvertures conservées. Bien complet du rare dernier volume. (Cf. Saffroy III-34245).

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