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        London. A Pilgrimage.

      London: Grant, 1872.. FIRST EDITION. Large Folio, pp.xxii, 191. With 53 full-page wood-engraved plates after Dore, and numerous futher in-text illustrations depicting a great variety of street scenes. Finely bound by Leighton in contemporary full red morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and decoration to spine, and gilt dentelle to inner and outer edges. All edges gilt, and marbled end-papers. Bookplate of Warrington Municipal Museum Library to front paste-down. Discreet black ink stamps to reverse of title page and plates. Internally near-fine, with some light external wear. Very good overall. An excellent series of plates, packed with details of the lives of all sections of Victorian society. Doré (1832-1831) was an extraordinary draughtsman, illustrating many classic works including Balzac's 'Contes drolatiques', Dante's 'Inferno', Cervantes 'Don Quixote', and Milton's 'Paradise Lost'. Probably his best work is to be seen in scenes such as those contained in 'London', where the strength of the crowd scenes, be they a bustling dock in the East End or a packed Epsom racecourse on Derby Day, is outstanding.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Lettera autografa firmata del musicista Giacomo Puccini, priva di data, inviata al nipote Carlo Del Carlo. Fine XIX secolo.

      - Lettera autografa originale in formato cm.24,6x15,7, su carta intestata "Torre del Lago (Toscana)", compilata solo al recto su nove righe: "Caro Carlino, va bene per domani. Ho avvertito le guardie del Lago, ma saranno dolori perché caccia non ce n'è. Saluti a te e a tutti - G. Puccini". Missiva ripiegata e consegnata a mano, con al verso, sempre di pugno di Puccini, l'indicazione del destinatario. Il lucchese dottor Carlo Del Carlo condivideva con Puccini la passione per la caccia. Carlo era figlio della sorella di Puccini, Otilia, che nel 1872 aveva sposato il medico oculista Massimo Del Carlo, futuro Sindaco di Lucca. 10 gr.

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        The Lakeside Library (A Bound Collection of Jules Verne Stories) : a Tour of the World in 80 Days; The Field of Ice; the Fur Country; a Winter Amid the Ice; the Abandoned; a Journey to the Center of the Earth; the Castaways; Michael Strogoff; from the Earth to the Moon; a Trip Round the Moon; to the North Pole; the Survivors of the Chancellor

      Chicago: Connelley, Loyd & Co.. Good+. c. 1872-1875. Hardcover. This is a very rare collection of Jules Verne stories bound in one volume. There are a total of 14 issues. They are issues of The Lakeside Library in which some of Verne's stories appeared for the first time. There is a Verne story in every one of these 14 issues. Titles are as follows: The Tour of the World in 80 Days; The Field of Ice; The Fur Country (published in 2 parts, both present) ; a Winter Amid the Ice; the Abandoned; a Journey to the Center of the Earth; the Castaways; Michael Strogoff; from the Earth to the Moon; a Trip Round the Moon; to the North Pole; the Survivors of the Chancellor; and finally, a second copy of Around the World in Eighty Days, this copy being the Railroad Edition published by Donnelley, Loyd & Company in 1877. Three quarter brown morocco leather bound cover is heavily worn at extremities. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Someone practiced writing their name in cursive on the front paste down (in pencil) . The first page of Tour of the World has a 1. 5" tear. Pages have minimal scattered foxing and in very good condition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Spanish Conquest of New Mexico, Read before the Pennsylvania Historical Society May 13, 1872

      Historical Society of Philadelphia, Philadelphia 1872 - Marbled paper boards with red leather spine. Heavy rubbing and half inch pieces missing from spine ends. Gilt and bands on spine, binding tight. Marbled endpapers have chips, and first free endpaper is loose and missing pieces. Ex-library bookplate from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the publishers, which indicates the date and presenter of the speech. Text has several lined blank pages as filler on either end. Light soil on some pages. Laid in is a signed handwritten memo from the letterhead of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania from John William Wallace, President, regarding the society thanking General William Watts Hart Davis, or W. W. H. Davis, for his presentation, dated the same date as the speech. John William Wallace was an attorney and recorder of decisions of the Supreme Court for many years. The memo is also signed by the secretary of the society, James Shrigley, a Civil War chaplain. The memo and some pages of the speech have the blind stamp of the society. First page has a handwritten note, "May 13th, 1872, by W. W. H. Davis." Speech text has a few minor penciled corrections. The speech gives a summary of the Spanish Conquest and Pueblo Revolts in New Mexico. General Davis was a Colonel in the Mexican War of 1846-1848 and a Brigadier General in the Civil War. He authored several books including El Gringo; Or, New Mexico and Her People, a personal account of his time in 1850s New Mexico as district attorney. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 41 pp; Signed by Editor [Attributes: First Edition]

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        ENCYCLOPEDIE DU DIX-NEUVIEME SIECLE - REPERTOIRE UNIVERSEL DES SCIENCES, DES LETTRES ET DES ARTS - TOISIEME EDITION - 49 VOLUMES - TOMES 1 A 25 - ABSENCE DU VOLUME N°12 ET VOLUME N°47

      L'ENCYCLOPEDIE DU XIX E SIECLE 1872 - RO80187651: Environ 800 pages pour chaques tomes. Nombreuses figures et gravures en noir et blanc dans et hors texte. Quelques rousseurs sans conséquence pour la lecture. Dos et plats abimés pour quelques volumes. Quelques plats désolidarisés. Absence de quelques plats. Texte sur 2 colonnes. Intérieur en bon état. 11 PHOTOS DISPONIBLE. Tome 1 : 1er et 2eme volumes - Tome 2 : 3eme et 4eme volumes - Tome 3 : 5eme et 6eme volumes - Tome 4 : 7 et 8eme volumes - Tome 5 : 9 et 10eme volumes - Tome 6 : 11 et 12eme volumes(absent) - Tome 7 : 13 et 14eme volumes - Tome 8 : 15 et 16eme volumes - Tome 9 : 17 et 18 eme volumes - Tome 10 : 19 et 20eme volumes - Tome 11 : 21 et 22eme - Tome 12 : 23 et 24eme - Tome 13 : 25 et 26eme - Tome 14 : 27 et 28eme - Tome 15 : 29 et 30eme - Tome 16 : 31 et 32eme - Tome 17 : 33 et 34eme - Tome 18 : 35 et 36eme - Tome 19 : 37 et 38eme - Tome 20 : 39 et 40eme - Tome 21 : 41 et 42eme - Tome 22 : 43 et 44eme - Tome 23 : 45 et 46eme - Tome 24 : 47 (absent) et 48 - Tome 25 : 49 et 50 - Tome 26 : 51eme volume - Tome 1 à 25 : A - ZOU Tome 26 : Table methodique. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos abîmé. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 30-Encyclopédies générales [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Through The Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There

      London: Macmillan & Co, 1872. FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE. 1 vol., 7-3/8" x 5-1/4", illustrated by John Tenniel. Bound in the publisher's original gilt stamped red cloth, general overall handling to binding, no repairs to binding, head and foot of spine fine, outer hinges fine but inner hinges renewed, "Burn" binders ticket to inner corner of rear pastedown, all edges gilt, housed in a 1/2 red morocco slipcase, gilt lettered spine. Often found in shabby shape we would call this a GOOD largely unsophisticated copy.

      [Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA]
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        Going to the trot

      Haskell & Allen 1872 - Grande litografia stampata a colori raffigurante una divertente scena americana di una passeggiata al trotto sulla strada per Boston. Gli americani, sull'esempio dei "cugini" inglesi, hanno amato raffigurare scene della loro vita quotidiana: belle scene di pesca sui fiumi, picnic in campagna, corse al trotto. Stampata dalla casa editrice Haskell & Allen, specializzata in questo genere di stampe.

      [Bookseller: Valeria Bella Stampe Srl]
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        Ueber die Resection des Oesophagus (pp.65-69, 1 lith. Taf.).

      - Arch. klin. Chir., 13. - Berlin, Verlag von August Hirschwald, 1872, 8°, (2), 242 pp., 8 lith. 8 lith. Taf., Halbledereinband der Zeit. First edition of the first resection of oesophagus through Theodor Billroth (1829-1894). - "Die glücklichen Resultate welche Billroth in den Jahren 1870 und 1871 bei seinen wegen Fremdköpern ausgeführten Oesophagotomien erzielte, überzeugten ihn, das die operativen Eingriffe an der Speiseröhre auch die Exstirpation der Carcinome auszudehnen seien, und bestimmten ihn deshalb, im Jahre 1870 auf Grundlage von Tierexperimenten den Vorschlag zu machen, den Oesophagus bei hoch gelegenen Carcinomen zu reseciren." Wölfler - - Further by Theodor Billroth: - - Casuistische Mittheilungen: 1. Geschichte eines Falles von epileptischen Anfällen nach Quetschungen des rechten N. ischiadicus. - Operation. Heilung.- Partielle Recidive. Operation. Heilung (pp.379-394). 2. Einseitige Pseudo-Hypertrophie einiger Oberschenkelmuskeln, einen Turmor vortäuschend. Operation. Tod (pp.395-499). - - Neue Beobachtungen über Wundfieber (pp.579-666, 13 Curventafeln). - - Garrison & Morton No.3465 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiq. F.-D. Söhn - Medicusbooks.Com]
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        Roughing It

      American Publishing Company, Hartford, Conn. 1872 - Hardcover. 591 pages plus publisher's ad (592). This hardcover has been rebound using original brown cloth with gilt tiles and illustration over black cloth. 300 black & white illustrations throughout. Tissue guard between 2 frontispieces. Repaired tear at bottom of page 243/244. Points present: All words present on page 242. Capital 'E' in "Eastern" on page 330. Capital 'T' in "Trees" and "thirteenth" on page 156. Light corner bumps, edge wear and light fray, minor spine cock, light edge fade on some pages. Overall, a 1st/1st edition in clean and tight condition. None [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Monroe Street Books]
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        The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. With Photographic and Other Illustrations.

      London: John Murray, 1872., 1872. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.vi; 374; [4], advertisements dated November 1872. Publisher's green cloth blocked in gilt to spine, covers stamped in blind, coated black endpapers. With 7 heliotype plates (3 folding) and woodcut illustrations to the text (many full page). First edition, second issue with the misprint "htat" on the first line of p. 208, and the plates numbered in arabic rather than roman. Internally clean; a little spotting to folding plates, bookplate to pastedown. Contents shaken within the case (paper cracked to inside joints. Acceptable wear to cloth extremities, frayed to spine tips, some bubbling in places. A very good copy. First Edition, second issue text, first issue plates.

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        THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS And what Alice found there

      Macmillan and Co. London. 1872. EARLY EDITION. (Twenty-fifth thousand). 8vo. (7.4 x 5.3 inches). Illustrated with fifty line illustrations by John Tenniel. Previous owners neat 3 line name and date (Juy 1872) on the half title page. A Very good clean copy in recent binding of full red Morocco leather binding. Spine with raised bands, each with vertical gilt ruled lines, the compartments decorated with gilt designs & lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on bevelled edged boards, decorated with floral corner pieces. All edges gilt. Yellow endpapers. Some rubbing to the corners and spine but overall a very good attractive copy of this early edition.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. And what Alice found there.

      Macmillan and Co. London. 1872 - EARLY EDITION. (Twenty-fifth thousand). 8vo. (7.4 x 5.3 inches). Illustrated with fifty line illustrations by John Tenniel. Previous owners neat 3 line name and date (Juy 1872) on the half title page. A Very good clean copy in recent binding of full red Morocco leather binding. Spine with raised bands, each with vertical gilt ruled lines, the compartments decorated with gilt designs & lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on bevelled edged boards, decorated with floral corner pieces. All edges gilt. Yellow endpapers. Some rubbing to the corners and spine but overall a very good attractive copy of this early edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        Autographed Letter Signed

      Buffalo, 1872. unbound. 1 page on lined paper, 8 x 6.5 inches, Buffalo, September 11, 1872 -- complying with an autograph collector's request and providing a popular Civil War quote that originated from William Shakespeare, in full: "Sir, I have yours of the 9th asking an autograph letter which I cheerfully give you with the sentiment 'Be Just and Fear Not.'" Slight tear at the left-hand margin on the addressee's line, with no loss of text; natural folds; mounting remnants on the back. Very good(-) condition. Fillmore became the 13th President of the United States upon the death of President Zachary Taylor on July 9, 1850.

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        Mémoires sur les principaux travaux d'utilité publique éxécutés en Egypte depuis la plus haute antiquité jusqu'à nos jours

      Paris, Arthus Bertrand, 1872 - 1873. Fort volume grand In - 8 demi - chagrin havane, dos à nerfs soulignés de pointillés dorés, guirlande dorée en tête et en queue. VII (errata et avant propos) + 620 pages. Quelques rousseurs sans gravité. Exemplaire bien relié. Sans l'atlas annoncé. LINANT de BELLEFONDS, né à Lorient en 1799, Explorateur et surtout Ingénieur en Chef des Travaux de la Haute Egypte (1831 - 1835) puis des canaux, ponts et chaussées de tout le pays et enfin Ministre des Travaux Publics et Membre du Conseil privé du Vice Roi. Cet ouvrage relate tous les travaux, notamment de canalisation, qu'il a dirigé et notamment le CANAL de SUEZ dont il est le véritable initiateur, qui en définit le tracé et mis en place le chantier. On a fréquemment dit de lui qu'il était le véritable père" du Canal de SUEZ. Bel exemplaire

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

      James Wyld,.Charing Cross East, 4 Doors Down from Trafalgar Square., London 1872 - Large folding Hand-Coloured Map mounted on linen, green silk edged. 48 sections. 133 cm. x 109 cm. folding into Original brown linen slip case with original title label. Published by James Wyld, Geographer to Her Majesty, Maps, Charts, Globes & Geograhical works. Super Example [1872.]

      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD & SONS ABA ILAB. est.1867]
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        Sammlung von ca. 40 Kunst- und Sammlungskatalogen. Mit zahlr. Abbildungen und Tafeln.

      Aus den Jahren ca. -1900. -, Aus den Jahren ca. -1900. - 1872 - Versch. Einbände und Formate. - Interessante und umfangreiche Sammlung mit überwiegend deutschsprachigen Kunst- und Sammlungskatalogen. Darunter: Die Gemälde-Galerie . Adolf von Liebermann. Köln, J. M. Heberle 1894. - Kunstsammlung des Herrn Alfred Coppenrath. Leipzig, C. G. Boerner 1889. - Katalog der Gemälde-Sammlung des Friedrich Freiherrn Schey von Koromla. Wien, C. J. Wawra 1882. - Ausgewählter Kunstnachlass des Herrn Wilhelm Eduard von Drugulin. C. G. Boener 1879. - Die Gemälde-Galerie aus dem Nachlasse der Frau Reichsgräfin-Wittwe von Anrep-Elmpt. Köln, J. M. Heberle 1893. - Katalog der Gemälde-Sammlung alter Meister des Heinrich Theodor Hoech. München 1882. - Katalog ausgewählter, hervorragender Kunstsachen und Antiquitäten des Herrn Heinrich Wencke, Hamburg. Köln, J. M. Heberle 1898. - Kupferstich-Sammlung Franz Josef Grafen von Enzenberg. Wien, C. J. Wawra 1879 und weitere. - Mit tlw. starken Gebrauchsspuren. 15000 g.

      [Bookseller: Ketterer Kunst Hamburg GmbH]
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        Dictionnaire raisonne du mobilier francais de l'epoque carlovingienne a la Renaissance (6 volumes)

      Vve. A. Morel et Cie, Paris 1872 - Six volumes. Octavo. 443 + 535 + 478 + 506 + 498 + 488 pp; illustrated with chromolithographs, steel engravings & wood engravings. Quarter morocco over marbled boards with raised bands, gilt spine lettering, top edge gilt. VG, a clean, unmarked set, occasional foxing; extremities lightly rubbed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Carnegie Hill Books]
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        Tinglingling. - Ausgaben Nr. 1 - 13 (wohl alles erschienene).

      Berlin, "Zu haben im Selbstverlage des Verfassers: A. Queva, Fortepianostimmer, Neue Königstraße 33, Hof gradezu part", Druck von Gustav Schulz, (1872). - 13 Einblattdrucke, beidseitig mit Text. Verso jeweils großer Holzschnitt. Bis zu 32 x 15 cm. Nicht im KVK, für mich bibliographisch nicht fassbar. Julius Rodenberg hat "In deutschen Landen: Skizzen und Ferienreisen" (Leipzig, Brockhaus 1874; SS. 83-93) der Folge satirischer Flugblätter ein kleines literarisches Denkmal gesetzt, das aber auch nur wenig Licht ins Dunkel bringt: Danach ist "Tinglingling" eine bestimmte Melodie, auf der "alle möglichen (und einige unmögliche) Texte" gesungen werden. Der Verfasser der vorliegenden Texte ist nach Rodenberg ein ehemaliger Berliner Zigarrenhändler, in dessen Laden er bereits 1859 Spottgedichte auf Napoleon III. gekauft hätte und den er als "A. Z." bezeichnet. - Die Satiren hier beziehen sich meist auf tanzende Damen im Tingeltangel und ihre männlichen Bewunderer, aber auch auf Bismarck und Berliner Volksleben. Am interessantesten wohl die Nr. 13 "Ansicht der Baracken auf der Schlächterwiese vor dem Kottbusser-Thore", ein Bänkelsang auf die Zustände in dem "Freistaat von Barrackia", einer von tausenden Menschen bewohnten Hüttensiedlung, die als Reaktion auf die erhöhten Mietpreise von den Armen Berlins errichtet wurde. Der Slum wurde von der Berliner Verwaltung kurzfristig geduldet, dann aber 27. 8. 1872 unter Einsatz von 200 bewaffneten Polizisten gewaltsam geräunt - rund einhundert Jahre später etablierte sich fast am gleichen Ort die Kreuzberger Hausbesetzerszene. - Nr. 8 mit kleinerer Läsur am oberen Rand. In einem etwas lädiertem Umschlag d. Zt. mit handschriftl. Titel "Berliner Volks-Moral zur Zeit des Jesuiten-Gesetzes. Sommer 1872". Beiliegt ein "Zum fünften Stiftungsfest 1872" betiteltes Doppelblatt mit 3 weiteren "Tinglingling-Gedichten" von A. Stolz (2) und J. Braun. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Exposé des applications de l'électricité

      1872 - 5 volumes ; IV-516 pp. et 1 Paris, E. Lacroix, 1872-78, in-8, 5 volumes ; IV-516 pp. et 1 pl. + 567 pp, 2 pl. et 1 tableau + [4]-551-[1] pp. et 7 pl. + [4]-569 pp. et 9 pl. + [4]-672-37 pp. et 3 pl, demi-chagrin bleu nuit à coins de l'époque, dos à cinq faux nerfs, têtes dorées, armes en pied des dos [Maurice de Gouvion Saint Cyr], 22 planches et 1 tableau dépliants h.t. ; très nombreuses figures gravées sur bois dans le texte. T. I et 2 : technologie électrique - T. 3 : télégraphie électrique - T. 4: applications mécaniques de l'électricité - T. 5: applications industrielles de l'électricité. Troisème édition, entièrement refondue. Rare. "An excellent work for reference in looking up the prior state of the electrical art" (Wheeler Gift). "[Du Moncel's] first popular work" (DSB). "Du Moncel's interest in electricity spanned the most fertile period of its development, from Faraday to Edison, and his publications analyzed each discovery and invention in the framework of the entire science. His early work dealt with the determination of the characteristics of electromagnets and their application to motor, design, and the mutual interaction of magnets and energized conductors (.) His concern was less with electrical theory than with its devices and practical applications. His assiduous experiments and interpretations of the work of his colleagues helped organize the electrical innovations from the 1850's to the 1880's" (DSB). Bel exemplaire aux armes de Maurice de Gouvion Saint Cyr, marquis d'Espeuilles. Rousseurs éparses. Wheeler Gift n° 1351 a. DSB IV, p. 248-249. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte Bochara's oder Transoxaniens von den frühesten Zeiten bis auf die Gegenwart. Nach orientalischen handschriftlichen Geschichtsquellen. Zum erstenmal bearbeitet. Deutsche Originalausgabe. 2 Bände.

      Stuttgart: Cotta 1872 - Gr.8°. XLII 230; VI 248 S. Halbleinenbände der Zeit mit Rückentitel und Kapitalfileten in Goldprägung, etwas berieben, leicht bestoßen. 1. Ausgabe. - Seltene Beschreibung der Oasenstadt und Landschaft Buchara in Usbekistan, die bis ins 16. Jahrhundert als Transoxanien bezeichnet wurde. - Der bedeutende ungarische Orientalist brachte von seinen Reisen in diese damals für Europäer nahezu unzugänglichen Gebiete wertvolle ethnographische, geographische und linguistische Ergebnisse mit. - Alter Vorbesitzerstempel im Oberrand der Titelblätter, Wappenexlibris in den vorderen Innendeckeln, teils etwas stockfleckig, gutes Exemplar. - Wurzbach 49, 245; Embacher 290.

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

      John Murray, London 1872 - 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). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire générale du Languedoc avec des notes et les pièces justificatives. 15 volumes complet

      Toulouse, Edouard Privat 1872 - 1892. 15 volumes in - 4 plein cartonnage éditeur. Les cartonnages sont abimés, parfois avec manque, quelques dos scotchés (volumes 1, 6 et 13). Les intérieurs sont très propre. Bon exemplaire de travail, complet.

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        Charlotte de Corday et les Girondins. Pièces classées et annotées .

      Paris: Henri Plon, 1872. 11 engraved portraits after contemporary sources and EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with a profusion of fine engraved portraits and views. 3 vols. 8vo. Full red crushed levant morocco, gilt extra. Spines very slightly darkened, overall a fine, attractive set. 11 engraved portraits after contemporary sources and EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with a profusion of fine engraved portraits and views. 3 vols. 8vo.

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        THE GOLDEN LION OF GRANPERE

      1872. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1872. 16 pp ads dated May 1872. Original terra-cotta cloth decorated in black. First Edition. This tale takes place at the Lion d'Or, the only hotel in the small Lorraine village of Granpere; it is "not only Trollope's very best shorter book, but one of the most charming idylls in English literature" [Walpole].~One of relatively few Trollope titles to be issued in only one volume, this copy is in the primary terra-cotta cloth binding, with a cross-cornered black frame on each cover (some copies are to be found in a secondary darker brown binding without the frames). Sadleir places THE GOLDEN LION just about exactly in the middle in his analysis of the comparative scarcity of Trollope's novels: certainly it is not as scarce as earlier titles like THE MACDERMOTS, RACHEL RAY and NINA BALATKA, but it also is certainly not as common as the illustrated two-volume novels like ORLEY FARM, THE WAY WE LIVE NOW and THE LAST CHRONICLE OF BARSET.~This is an unusually bright copy, just about fine, with just the slightest bit of wear at the head of the spine, and one fore-corner worn down; the original pale yellow endpapers remain clean and intact. Sadleir (Trollope) 38; Wolff 6778.

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        Erewhon. Inscribed copy

      Trubner, London 1872 - Visionary of Artificial Intelligence--Presentation Copy[Butler, Samuel (1835-1902).] Erewhon or over the range. viii, 246pp. London: Trübner & Co., 1872. 195 x 124 mm. Original cloth stamped in gilt and black, skillfully rebacked, light edgewear but overall bright; preserved in a quarter morocco cloth box (light wear and staining). Light toning but very good. Presentation Copy, inscribed by Butler on the title: "H. T. Gillson 1 Hans Court Temple from the Author." Very good. First Edition. In his famous satire of Victorian society Butler was the first to write about the possibility that machines might develop consciousness through the process of Darwinian evolution, and that they might be able to replicate themselves. These ideas are not only standard themes in science fiction, but have become more and more relevant in science and philosophy as we continue to increase our reliance on computing and artificial intelligence technologies. Inscribed copies of the first edition of Erewhon are scarce as Butler originally published the work anonymously. The recipient of this copy was Butler’s close friend Henry Thomas Gillson (1837-1929), a solicitor whose chambers at the Temple were close to Butler’s own law offices in Clifford’s Inn. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        [Photo Album]: Early Albumen Photographs of Australia. 1872

      Australia. 1872. Period dark green gilt-tooled half morocco with dark green pebbled cloth boards and gilt stamped title "Photographs 1872" on front cover. Rebacked in period style, overall the album is in very good condition and the images are generally strong and sharp. 16 album leaves with. 42 albumen photos including 14 larger ones (5" x7") and 28 smaller ones (2.5" x 3.5"). The majority captioned in brown ink on the album leaves. Images of Sydney, Melbourne, and Bendigo, as well three images of ships.The views in this collection include: Sydney (13) including Botanic Gardens, from above Athol, Darling Harbour from St. Philips' Looking W., from St. Philips' Looking N.E., Government House, University, Wynyard Square, H.M.S. Galatea, Near Mount Victoria etc.,; Melbourne (13) including Town Hall, General Post Office, University, Houses of Parliament, Public Library, National Gallery, Government Printing Office, Treasury, Melbourne & Hobsons Bay Railway Pier, Sandridge, Fitzroy Gardens, Bourke Street, East, Independent Church, Collins Street, Collins Street; Auckland Harbour, N.Z.; Bendigo (12) Pall Mall, Looking N., N. Of Pall Mall, looking S., View Point, Forest Street, Looking N.E., Old Market Place, From Castle, Looking S.E. Across Roslyn Park, From Castle Shewing Extended Hustlers & Pups, Koch's Pioneer Quartz-crushing Works, View looking N. Over Ironbark Gully & Long Gully, Iron Bark & Macluries or Garden Gully Reef. Ships (3) including Peninsula & Oriental Company Steamship "Peshawur." This historically significant album shows Sydney, Melbourne, and Bendigo in the post-Victorian gold rush era. The discovery of gold in Bendigo in the 1850s made it one of the most significant Victorian era boomtowns in Australia, these images document the area in the earlier days of its prosperity. .

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        Picturesque America

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1872. Leather_bound. Two volume. Large quarto. Picturesque America Or The Land We Live In. A delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-falls, shores, cañons, valleys, cities, and other picturesque features of our country. With illustrations on steel and wood by eminent american artists. Bound in three quarter brown morocco, gilt and blind tooling to covers and spine, raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpaper. America. Good.

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        A JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH

      Griffith And Farran, London 1872 - 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. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Antique Gems and Rings.

      

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        Schriftsteller.

      Eigenh. Brief m.U., "Graz, am 19. März 1872". - 8°. 2 1/2 SS. Ausführliches Schreiben an einen Redakteur, der unflätige Ausdrücke in einem seiner Feuilletons moniert hatte: ". Die Varianten sind . mit einem Federstrich u. mit zwei Zeilen festzustellen. Ehe ich es aber thue, erlauben Sie mir noch - die Faßung Ihrer Worte bringt es mit sich - nicht mehr meine schriftstellerischen Lesarten, wohl aber meine persönliche Wohlanständigkeit zu vertheidigen. Sie sagen nämlich, Ausdrücke wie Hans Arsch würden Sie niemals selbst in Gesellschaft sehr frei denkender Damen gebrauchen; sodaß Sie anzudeuten scheinen, als wäre derjenige, der sie schriftstellerisch gebraucht hat, fähig, sie auch in Damengesellschaft zu gebrauchen. Ein starker error conclusionis! Ich hoffe, ich spreche mit Damen so anständig wie Jederman. Wie? . wird Goethe Damen seinen Vers aus Pater Brey vorgelesen haben: malt an jede Wand . sein Gesicht oder seinen 'Steiß'? Heines Romanzero ist längst in allen Damenhänden, aber die 'Vorhaut' u. den 'Weltarschpaucker' hat Heine schwerlich vor Damen ausgesprochen. Die Schrift ist etwas abstraktes unkörperliches, unpersönliches u. hat aber ganz andere Gesetze als die Damenconversation. Aber wohin käme die Schriftsprache, wenn ihre Grenze die der Damenconversation wäre?".- In sehr kleiner Schrift verfasst, wohlerhalten. Autographe [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Remarks on the Character of George L. Stearns. At Medford, April 14, 1867 [caption title]

      N.p., n.p., [1872], 1872. First edition. Myerson A32.1; BAL 5265. Paper browned; a few tears repaired; in good condition.. Single sheet folded to make four pages, 31 x 23.5cm. The rare first appearance in print of this memorial to by Emerson to George L. Stearns, one of the key members of the New England anti-slavery movement.

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        Armorial historique de Bresse, Bugey Dombes, pays de Gex Valromey et Franc-Lyonnais. D'après les travaux de Guichenon, d'Hozier, Aubert, d'Assier, Steyert, Baux, Guigue, Albrier, Arcelin, les Archives et les Manuscrits, etc., avec les remarques critique de Ph. Collet.

      Imprimerie d'Aimé Vingtrinier, 1872, (1874), Lyon, - in-4 (315 x 235 mm.) (2) ff., XII-714 pp., (1) f., ill. n/b in-texte, 2 pl. n/b (portraits gravés), reliure demi-maroquin rouge à gros grain, dos à faux-nerfs, dos insolé, coins légèrement frottés, ex-libris collé sur contreplat, envoi de l'auteur sur page de faux-titre, très bel exemplaire. La p. de titre porte la date de 1872 alors que l'achevé d'imprimer indique 1874. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Beethoveniana ; Aufsätze und Mittheilungen . ( angebunden: Zweite Beethoveniana. Nachgelassene Aufsätze.

      Rieter-Biedermann, Leipzig 1872 - ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1872 - 1879 ): Der erste Band mit VIII, 203 Seiten / Der angebundene zweite Band mit X, 590 Seiten. Jeweils mit sehr zahlreichen Notenbeispielen. In einem Halblederband etwas späterer Zeit. Der schmale Einbandrücken mit goldgeprägtem Leder-Titelschildchen *Nottebohm Beethoveniana* sowie umlaufendem Rotschnitt, 8° ( 22 x 14,5 cm ). Einband etwas berieben. Innen wenige Seiten gering fleckig oder gering stockfleckig, wenige Seiten gering zum Unterrand hin wasserrandig ( nur wenig störend ), wenige Seiten mit kleinen Randläsionen, einige Seiten schwach angeknickt. Papier des zweiten Teils etwas gebräunt. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 1200 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zusammengefasste Grundsätze über Zucht und Haltung von Pferden und Rindern mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der österreichischen Alpenländer.

      C. Gerold's Sohn, Wien 1872 - 4 Bl., 109 S., 1 Bl. (Inh.verz.), 24 Taf. in Tondruck [Lithogr.], davon 13 m. Pferdeabb. u. 11 m. Rinderrassen. Lex.-8° (= 25 bis 30 cm Buchrückenhöhe) Zustand: siehe Bild; leichte Alters-/Gebrauchsspuren; Einband wenig bestossen u. berieben; Tafeln teils leicht fleckig, sonst tadellos u. komplett (keine fehlenden o. losen Seiten); insgesamt alters-/gebrauchsgemäss sehr gut erhalten. SEHR GUTES EXEMPLAR und EXTREM SELTENES WERK mit sehr schönen und dekorativen Lithographien. (ZHS 34) Pferderassen, Rinderrassen, Österreich, Noriker, Norischer Hengst, Norische Stute, Anglo-Normänner, Gebrauchspferd, Berner, Simmenthaler, Zillerthaler, Duxer, Pinzgauer, scheckiges Bergvieh, Algäuer, Allgäuer, Montafuner, Montafoner, Mariahofer, Mürzthaler Race, Rasse, alte Haustierrassen 999 gr. Prachteinband m. Deckelpräg. u. goldgepräg. Vorderdeckel u. Rückentitel, marmorierter Schnitt

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        Under the Greenwood Tree - A Rural Painting of the Dutch School.

      Tinsley Brothers, London. 1872 - First edition. Published anonymously, ''by the author of Desperate Remedies''. Octavo. Two volumes: pp [iv], 215; [iv], 216. Fine period bindings by Riviere of three-quarter brown morocco with raised bands, gilt decoration, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. Half-titles retained. Hardy's second novel.A fine set, attractively bound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kapital. Kritika politicheskoj ekonomii. Perevod c nmetskago. Tom pervoej. Kniga I. Protschess proizvodstva Kapitala. (Russian, = The Capital. Critique of the Political Economy. Translated from German. Volume One. Book I [all].).

      S.-Peterburg, N.I. Poliakov, 1872. Large 8vo. Nice contemporary Russian half calf binding with gilt title to spine. Minor wear to capitals and corners. Inner hinge a little weak. Old Russian library markings to back pasted-down end-paper. An unusally nice copy. (2), XIII, (3), 678 pp.. First Russian edition (first issue, with the issue-pointers), being the first translation into any language, of Marx' immensely influential main work, probably the greatest revolutionary work of the nineteenth century.Marx' groundbreaking "Das Kapital" originally appeared in German in 1867, and only the first part of the work appeared in Marx' lifetime. The very first foreign translation of the work was that into Russian, which, considering Russian censorship at the time, would seem a very unlikely event. But as it happened, "Das Kapital" actually came to enjoy greater renown in Russia than in any other country; for many varying reasons, it won a warm reception in many political quarters in Russia, and it enjoyed a totally unexpected rapid and widespread success. The first Russian translation of "Das Kapital" came to have a profound influence the economic development of of Russia. It was frequently quoted in the most important economic and political discussions on how to industrialize Russia and the essential points of the work were seen by many as the essential questions for an industrializing Russia. " "Das Kapital" arrived in Russia just at the moment that the Russian economy was recovering from the slump that followed Emancipation and was beginning to assume capitalist characteristics. Industrialization raised in the minds of the intelligentsia the question of their country's economic destiny. And it was precisely this concern that drew Mikhailovsky and many of the "intelligenty" to "Das Kapital"." (Resis, p. 232).The story of how the first printing of the first translation of "Das Kapital" came about, is quite unexpected. As the "triumph of Marxism in backward Russia is commonly regarded as a historical anomaly" (Resis, p. 221), so is the triumph of the first Russian edition of "Das Kapital". The main credit for the coming to be of the translation of "Das Kapital" must be given to Nicolai Danielson, later a highly important economist in his own right. The idea came from a circle of revolutionary youths in St. Petersburg, including N.F. Danielson, G.A. Lopatin, M.F. Negreskul, and N.N. Liubavin, all four of whom participated in the project. Danielson had read the work shortly after its publication and it had made such an impact on him that he decided to make it available to the Russian reading public. He persuaded N.I. Poliakov to run the risk of publishing it. "Poliakov, the publisher, specialized in publishing authors, Russian and foreign, considered dangerous by the authorities. Poliakov also frequently subsidized revolutionaries by commissioning them to do translations for his publishing house. Diffusion of advanced ideas rather than profit was no doubt his primary motive in publishing the book." (Resis, p. 222). Owing to Danielson's initiative, Poliakov engaged first Bakunin, and then Lopatin to do the translation. Danielson himself finished the translation and saw the work through press. It was undeniably his leadership that brought Marx to the Russian reading public. In fact, with the first Russian edition of "Das Kapital", Danielson was responsible for the first public success of the revolutionizing work. "Few scholars today would deny that "Das Kapital" has had an enormous effect on history in the past hundred years. Nonetheless, when the book was published in Hamburg on September 5, 1867, it made scarcely a stir, except among German revolutionaries. Marx complained that his work was greeted by "a conspiracy of silence" on the part of "a pack of liberals and vulgar economists." However desperately he contrived to provoke established economists to take up "Das Kapital"'s challenge to their work, his efforts came to nought. But in October 1868 Marx received good news from an unexpected source. From Nikolai Frantsevich Danielson, a young economist employed by the St. Petersburg Mutual Credit Society, came a letter informing Marx that N. P. Poliakov, a publisher of that city, desired to publish a Russian translation of the first volume of "Das Kapital"; moreover, he also wanted to publish the forthcoming second volume. Danielson, the publisher's representative, requested that Marx send him the proofs of volume 2 as they came off the press so that Poliakov could publish both volumes simultaneously. Marx replied immediately. The publication of a Russian edition of volume 1, he wrote, should not be held up, because the completion of volume 2 might be delayed by some six months [in fact, it did not appear in Marx' life-time and was only published ab. 17 years later, in 1885]; and in any case volume 1 represented an independent whole. Danielson proceeded at once to set the project in motion. Nearly four years passed, however, before a Russian translation appeared. Indeed, a year passed before the translation was even begun, and four translators tried their hand at it before Danielson was able to send the manuscript to the printers in late December 1871." (Resis, pp. 221-22). This explains how the book came to be translated, but how did this main work of revolutionary thought escape the rigid Russian censors? "By an odd quirk of history the first foreign translation of "Das Kapital" to appear was the Russian, which Petersburgers found in their bookshops early in April 1872. Giving his imprimatur, the censor, one Skuratov, had written "few people in Russia will read it, and still fewer will understand it." He was wrong: the edition of three thousand sold out quickly; and in 1880 Marx was writing to his friend F.A. Sorge that "our success is still greater in Russia, where "Kapital" is read and appreciated more than anywhere else." (PMM 359, p.218). Astonishingly, Within six weeks of the publication date, nine hundred copies of the edition of three thousand had already been sold."Under the new laws on the press, "Das Kapital" could have been proscribed on any number of grounds. The Temporary Rules held, for example, that censorship must not permit publication of works that "expound the harmful doctrines of socialism or communism" or works that "rouse enmity and hatred of one class for another." The Board of Censors of Foreign Publications was specifically instructed to prohibit importation of works contrary to the tenets of the Orthodox Church or works that led to atheism, materialism, or disrespect for Scriptures. Nor did the recent fate of the works of Marx and Engels at the hands of the censors offer much hope that "Das Kapital" would pass censorship. As recently as August 11, the censors of foreign works had decided to ban importation of Engels' "Die Lage der arbeitenden Klassen in England", and, according to Lopatin, the censors reprimanded Poliakov for daring to run announcements on book jackets of the forthcoming publication of "Das Kapital". By 1872 the censors had prohibited the importation and circulation of all works by Marx and Engels except one - "Das Kapital". The book, as we shall see, had already won some recognition in Russia shortly after its publication in Germany. Not until 1871, however, did the censors render a judgment on the book, when the Central Committee of Censors of Foreign Publications, on the recommendation of its reader, permitted importation and circulation of the book both in the original language and in translation. The official reader had described the book as "a difficult, inaccessible, strictly scientific work," implying that it could scarcely pose a danger to the state. [...] The length and complexity of the book prompted the office to divide the task of scrutinizing it between two readers, D. Skuratov, who read the first half of the book, and A. De-Roberti, who read the last half. Skuratov dutifully listed objectionable socialist and antireligious passages, taking special note of Marx's harsh attack on the land reforms General Kiselev had instituted in the Danubian Principalities. But in his report Skuratov dismissed these attacks as harmless, since they were imbedded in a "colossal mass of abstruse, somewhat obscure politico-economic argumentation." Indeed, he regarded the work as its own best antidote to sedition. "It can be confidently stated," he wrote, "that in Russia few will read it and even fewer will understand it." Second, he said, the book could do little harm. Since the book attacked a system rather than individual persons, Skuratov implied that the book would not incite acts threatening the safety of the royal family and government officials. Third, he believed that the argument of the book did not apply to Russia. Marx attacked the unbridled competition practiced in the British factory system, and such attacks, Skuratov asserted, could find no target in Russia because the tsarist regime did not pursue a policy of laissez faire. Indeed, at that very moment, Skuratov stated, a special commission had drafted a plan that "as zealously protects the workers' well-being from abuses on the part of the employers as it protects the employers' interests against lack of discipline and nonfulfillment of obligations on the part of the workers." Repeating most of Skuratov's views, De-Roberti also noted that the book contained a good account of the impact of the factory system and the system of unpaid labor time that prevailed in the West. In spite of the obvious socialist tendency of the book, he concluded, a court case could scarcely be made against it, because the censors of foreign works had already agreed to permit importation and circulation of the German edition. With the last barrier removed, on March 27, 1872, the Russian translation of "Das Kapital" went on sale in the Russian Empire. The publisher, translators, and advocates of the book had persevered in the project for nearly four years until they were finally able to bring the book to the Russian reading public." (Resis, pp. 220-22). The Russian authorities quickly realized, however, that Skuratov's statement could not have been more wrong, and the planned second edition of the Russian translation was forbidden; thus it came to be published in New York, in 1890. That second edition is nearly identical to the first, which can be distinguished by the misplaced comma opposite "p. 73" in the table of contents (replaced by a full stop in the 2nd ed.) and the "e" at the end of l. 40 on p. 65 (replaced by a "c" in the 2nd ed.). A third edition, translated from the fourth German edition, appeared in 1898. Volumes 2 and 3 of "Das Kapital" appeared in Russian translation, also by Danielson, in 1885 and 1896.See: Albert Resis, Das Kapital Comes to Russia, in: Slavic Review, Vol. 29, No. 2 (Jun., 1970), pp. 219-237

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        The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals

      John Murray, London: 1872. First edition, second issue with three preliminary leaves and with last two signatures 2B1 & 2C4 with 2B1, 2C2 and 2C2 signed., 1872.. First edition, second issue with three preliminary leaves and with last two signatures 2B1 & 2C4 with 2B1, 2C2 and 2C2 signed.. Small bookseller's label to front pastedown, spine leaning, light overall rubbing and with a tiny bit of fraying to lower spine, overall very good with hinges strong.. Seven photographic plates including three folding and numerous wood engravings.. Green cloth titled in gilt and with rectangular panel stamped in blind on both boards. Freeman, 1142.

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        Zanzibar City Island and Coast

      

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        La Pisciculture et la Pêche en Chine.

      Ouvrage accompagné de 51 planches représentant les principaux instruments de pisciculture et engins de pêche employés par les Chinois et quelques nouvelles espèces de poissons recueillies en Chine ... précédé d'une Introduction sur la Pisciculture chez les divers peuples par le Dr. J.L. Soubeiran. Paris, G. Masson, 1872. Large-4to (345 x 270mm). pp. (6), ix, 195, (1), with 51 lithographed plates. Contemporary red half calf, marbled sides. Due to a bindingmistake plate 44 is lacking and plate 45 is bound in twice. A scarce publication on the fisheries and fishes of China, the first major work on this subject. The Chinese invented artificial fish hatchery. 36 of the beautifully lithographed plates show 130 fishing instruments, the other 15 plates show marine and freshwater fishes. "M. P. Dabry de Thiersant, consul de France et savant distingué, a spécialement étudié la pisciculture chinoise, dont les méthodes, offrent un degré de perfectionnement que nous sommes loin de soupçonner. Non-seulement cet observateur infatigable... a décrit les engins dont les Chinois se servent pour leurs pèches, les procédés qu'ils mettent en usage, mais il a étudié les innombrables espèces de poissons qui vivent dans les eaux de l'extrême Orient, et il a rapporté en France 850 espèces, dont une grande quantité étaient inconnues jusqu'ici aux naturalistes européens" (G. Tissandier). //Nissen ZBI, 1018; Cordier II, 1537.

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        The Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

      London: John Murray, 1872. xxi, 458, 1 folding table. 8vo. HB. 8vo, sypmathetically rebound in period-style cloth, gt. Slight crease to corners of first few pages and light spotting to one index page. Good.. 6th edition. 13th thousand. The 6th edition is regarded as the last and is extensively revised and contains a new chapter, VII, inserted to confute the views of the Roman Catholic biologist St George Mivart. The title is changed to 'The Origin of Species', and it is in this edition that the word 'evolution' appears for the first time. The 13th thousand was the 3rd printing of the 6th edition issued during 1872 (the first being the 11th thousand).Freeman 393..

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        Leaves of Grass. [Poi:] Passage To India. [Poi:] After All, Not To Create Only.

      18721873, Washington D.C. (stampa: New York) [ma: London], 1872 - s. ind. ed. (stampa: Electrotyped by Smith & McDougal) [ma: John Camden Hotten], pp. 384 (le prime sei pp. num. [i]-vi) + 120 (le prime quattro pp. num. [i]-iv) + 14. Prima e unica edizione inglese, vivente l?autore. Si tratta di un?edizione pirata esemplata in poche copie (circa un centinaio) sulla seconda emissione della quinta edizione, ovvero quella che nel 1872 accorpa ai ?Leaves? Washington 1871 il ?Passage to India? dello stesso anno (legando insieme i fascicoli dell?una e dell?altra e mantenendo frontespizio e paginazione autonoma). L?edizione pirata è riconoscibile per la tela di copertina, in tutto diversa da quella originale verde, per l?aggiunta in fine del poema ?After All, Not To Create Only? (anch?esso con propria numerazione) e per una serie di specifici rilievi filologico-testuali. Cfr. Myerson, Whitman Bibliography, A2.6 bind. A. La raccolta di poesie ?Leaves of Grass?, apparsa la prima volta nel 1855 con solo dodici poesie, conta almeno sette edizioni importanti (notevolmente aumentate e modificate) pubblicate per cura dell?autore: la quinta edizione rappresenta uno stato abbastanza vicino alla forma definitiva, se non altro per i titoli inclusi. Segni di usura alla tela, per il resto esemplare molto ben conservato. Raro.

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        Lettera autografa firmata a ''Caro Enrico'' (probabilmente Mayer)

      (Londra), 26 aprile (s.d. ma 1861-1872), 18 Fulham Road, - Biglietto (mm 110x90) scritto in minuta grafia firmato amichevolmente ''Gius.'' in cui prega probabilmente Enrico Mayer (pedagogista e scrittore italiano, di origine franco-tedesca) di voler anticipare 400 fr. A Pellegrino Rosselli: ''.dirò a Giannetta che cosa devono farne. E a voi li darò mercoledì o prima se prima vi vedo'' . Janet Nathan Rosselli (1842-1911).è ricordata come la "gentile infermiera" di Giuseppe Mazzini che lo accolse malato, sotto il falso nome di John Brown, nella sua casa livornese e dove il celebre pensatore italiano morì nel 1872. Janet si fece interprete con il marito Pellegrino Rosselli degli ideali mazziniani del Risorgimento italiano. La lettera è quindi probabilmente da datare agli ultimi anni di vita di Mazzini: il matrimonio di Giannetta risale al 1861 e l'ultima visita di Mazzini a Londra è del febbraio del 1871, dunque la missiva è collocabile in questo arco cronologico. Perfetto esemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In.

      

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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