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        Walt Whitman's Books (promotional poster)

      Washington, D.C., 1872. Spectacular oversized advertising poster designed by Walt Whitman for distribution to booksellers, an artifact reflecting both his printing background and his promotional energy. The primary headlines read: "Walt Whitman's / BOOKS / LEAVES OF GRASS / DEMOCRATIC VISTAS / AFTER ALL NOT TO CREATE ONLY / AS A STRONG BIRD ON PINIONS FREE / ALSO, JOHN BURROUGHS' 'NOTES ON WALT WHITMAN AS POET AND PERSON.'" Detailed descriptions and prices are given in smaller type for each book. Whitman was a tireless promoter of his work and image: "despite his seeming self-confidence (colossal egoism, some have said) and his unlimited faith in a democratic society in which all are equal, Whitman engaged in a lifelong manipulation of the public and posterity through an unrelenting publicity campaign. . . . He left nothing to chance" (E.H. Miller). The final book advertised on the poster, Notes on Walt Whitman as Poet and Person by John Burroughs, was effectively ghostwritten by Whitman. This example was one of the cache of "perfect" unused posters discovered in 1954, and distributed to libraries by legendary Whitman collector Charles Feinberg, as described by William White in "A Walt Whitman Poster" (The American Book Collector, X:3, November 1959). OCLC locates sixteen institutional copies of the poster, at least two of which, Texas and Virginia, were also gifts of Feinberg. A fine copy of an unlikely survival. Promotional poster, measuring 29.5 by 24 inches, bordered in black and printed in various metal and wooden types, headed by Walt Whitman's oversized "signature." Lightest toning to edges.

      [Bookseller: Honey & Wax Booksellers]
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        The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals.

      London: John Murray,, 1872. With photographic and other illustrations. Octavo. Original dark green cloth, titles to spine gilt, simple blind panels to covers, fore edge untrimmed, black coated endpapers. Housed in a custom cloth-lined slipcase. 7 heliotype plates, 3 folding; woodcut illustrations to the letterpress, many full page. Spine gently rolled with very light rubbing to extremities and a minute nick to headcap, tips lightly bumped, front cover with a couple of pale markings and a short (10 mm) split to cloth along blind rule at upper outer corner, internally a little foxing to versos of plates with images unaffected, the very occasional small spot to margins. An excellent copy with an unfaded spine, a nice example of the original cloth. First edition, second issue as usual with the misprint "htat" on the first line of p. 208, the plates in early state, numbered in arabic rather than roman. Expression of the Emotions completed Darwin's great cycle of evolutionary writings, "written, in part at least, as a confutation of the idea that the facial muscles of expression in man were a special endowment" (Freeman), a subject originally intended for the Descent of Man. Darwin invited the photographer Oscar Rejlander to make comparative studies of laughter and crying, obtained photographs of lunatics from asylum director James Crichton-Browne and consulted the French physiologist Guillaume Duchenne regarding his electrical research on the facial muscles. The plates are among the earliest commercially reproduced photographs in a printed book.

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        History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with biographical sketches and anecdotes od the principal chiefs,

      Philadelphia by D. Rice + Co,, 1872,. two volumes, 450 + 50 Portraits, 541 + 50 Portraits. Halbleder mit Lederecken, Vorderkanten leicht berieben, Versand D: 5,00 EUR Geschichte Amerikas, Indianer, USA, Vereinigte Staaten,

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        Les sept Journées de la Reine de Navarre. Suivies de la huitième (Edition de Claude Gruget, 1559). Notice et notes par Paul Lacroix. Index et glossaire. Planches à l'eau-forte par Flameng.

      Librairie des bibliophiles, Paris 1872 - 4 Bde. in 2 Bden. Paris, Librairie des bibliophiles, 1872. 8°. Rote Maroquin-Bde. mit reicher, goldgepr. Rückenverzierung, mehrfacher Deckelfiletierung mit Eckfleurons, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung und Ganzgoldschnitt, in Schubern. Eines von 10 numerierten Exemplaren auf Papier de Chine (GA120 Ex.) mit den Radierungen in Zuständen "vor der Schrift / avant la lettre". - Tadellose Erhaltung in sehr dekorativem Einband. Sprache: Französisch Rote Maroquin-Bde. mit reicher, goldgepr. Rückenverzierung, mehrfacher Deckelfiletierung mit Eckfleurons, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung und Ganzgoldschnitt, in Schubern.

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        Etude médico-légale sur la folie

      1872 - XXII, 610, 6, 48pp. Paris, J.B. Baillière, 1872, in-8, XXII, 610, 6, 48pp, demi-chagrin havane, dos à nerfs avec décors floraux ( rel de l'époque), PREMIÈRE ÉDITION. Ouvrage tardif de Tardieu (1818-1879) éminent médecin légiste du XIXe et pionnier de la psychiatrie française. Ouvrage structuré en quatre parties : la première exposant les conditions dans lesquelles le médecin légiste intervient; la seconde donnant les préceptes généraux sur la manière d'examiner des fous et à la constatation de l'état mental ; la troisième consacrée aux différents genres de folie au point de vue médico-légal et la dernière présentant un choix d'observations de l'auteur. Contient 15 fac-similés à pleine page représentant des écritures d'aliénés. Accident sur le dernier plat. Intérieur très frais. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rural Idyll.

      Oil on canvas. In the original frame with a nineteenth century label on the back inscribed 'E. Calvert Bought of the Artist 1872. 8 3/8 x 15 5/8 inches (21.5 x 39.8 cms). c. 1872. Provenance: Phillips Auction House 1999 Fine Art Society, exhibited 2012

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        Atlas of Livingston Co. [County] New York. From Actual Surveys by and under the Direction of F.W. Beers

      F.W. Beers & Co., New York / Gates-Chili News, Incorporated, Rochester 1872 - First edition. All maps included. Boards a bit warped, two-panel New York State map stained and repaired along edges, a few maps lightly foxed or smudged with small tears along edges, ink name on front endpaper. 1872 Large Hardcover. Dozens of maps of towns and villages in Livingston County, New York, with a map of the whole state, a table of distances and explanations, and a map of the whole of Livingston County. Engraved by Louis E. Neuman, lithography by Chas Hart. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Atlas Coelestis Novus. Stellae per mediam Europam Solis Oculis conspicuae secundum Veras Lucis Magnitudines e Coelo Ipso Descriptae.

      DuMont Köln, 1872. 12 S. Leinen fest gebunden Mit 12 zweifarbigen lithographierten Karten. Neuer Himmels-Atlas. Darstellung der im mittleren Europa mit blossen Augen sichtbaren Sterne nach ihren wahren, unmittelbar vom Himmel entnommenen Grössen. Guter Zustand/ Good Einband mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren. Querformat. Papier alterungsbedingt vergilbt. Versand D: 3,00 EUR Astronomie Astrowissenschaften astronomische Forschung Kosmologie Himmelskunde Sternenkunde Himmelsatlas Mitteleuropa Naturwissenschaften

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        Vernon E. Duroe's Photographs of New York City and Upstate New York, together with Photographs of the Duroe Family

      [New York]. [circa 1860s - 1950s]. A large collection upwards of 1200 black and white photographs, the bulk of which were taken by the Brooklyn-based photographer and teacher, Vernon Everett Duroe. Born in 1872 on the family farm in Norwich, New York, Duroe developed an early interest in both portrait and landscape photography, and was an active member of the photography department at the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences. This collection of his prints divides roughly into three parts: fine art photographs (some of which were published in the early 1920s); landscape and architectural studies; and family snapshots and portraits. Most range in size from 5" x 7" to 11" x 14", with several hundred smaller size images. Included are gelatin silver, platinum, albumen, and matte collodion prints, several of which are identical images printed in variant tones and sizes. Also included are a few tintypes, cartes de visites, etc., and several dozen cabinet cards. Most of the prints in the collection are loose, with about a quarter mounted (on original commercially produced cardboard mounts or Duroe's custom-made mounts, or in folded paper portfolios). With few exceptions, most prints are undated and unmarked. Overall very good or better, with some light to moderate curling among some of the loose prints. A detailed list of the photographs is available upon request. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Illustrirter Atlas des Königreichs Württemberg für Schule und Haus mit vielen Karten & Bildern nebst einem hist. topogr. Text.

      Stuttgart Rachel 1872 - Quer 4°. 3 Bll., 100 S. Mit lithogr. Porträt, farblithogr. Wappentaf., 34 (15 getönte, 3 gef.) lithogr. Tafn. mit (teils mehreren ) Stadtans., 2 Holzstichtafn., 3 (1 kol.) lithogr. Tafn., 1 gef. lithogr. Panorama, 9 (2 mehrf. gef.) lithogr. Pläne und Karten und Holzst. im Text. Original-Halbleinenband GV I. 112, 313. Erste und am besten illustrierte Ausgabe. Mit blattgr., meist getönten Ansichten von Berg, Canstatt, Esslingen, Göppingen, Heilbronn, Kirchheim, Ludwigsburg, Nürtingen, Ravensburg, Reutlingen, Schorndorf, Stuttgart (6), Tübingen, Urach sowie kleineren Ansichten von Aalen, Besigheim, Biberach, Esslingen, Gaildorf, Geislingen, Gmünd, Heilbronn, Heidenheim, Herrenberg, Kirchberg, Leonberg, Marbach, Maulbronn, Mergentheim, Nagold, Reutlingen, Rottenburg, Rottweil, Ulm, Vaihingen, Waiblingen, und Weinsberg. - Einband etwas bestoßen u. fleckig. Die ersten 4 Bll. knickfaltig. Seite 35 mit Eckabriß (ohne Textverl.). Gering fingerfleckig und mit einzelnen Stockflecken. Insgesamt jedoch schönes und außergewöhnlich gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Gewicht (Gramm): 2000

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        Atlas Coelestis Novus. Stellae per mediam Europam Solis Oculis conspicuae secundum Veras Lucis Magnitudines e Coelo Ipso Descriptae.

      DuMont Köln, 1872 - 12 S. Mit 12 zweifarbigen lithographierten Karten. Neuer Himmels-Atlas. Darstellung der im mittleren Europa mit blossen Augen sichtbaren Sterne nach ihren wahren, unmittelbar vom Himmel entnommenen Grössen. Guter Zustand/ Good Einband mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren. Querformat. Papier alterungsbedingt vergilbt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 100 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      John Murray, London 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1872 - 1872 Wisden : Rebound without Covers

      1872. Hi, This is a Wisden from the Adrian Ellis Collection. 1872 : Rebound without Covers This Wisden is bound in dark brown with gilt to the spine, the title page and rear page are quite worn with marks and the book has a read feel, writing to the top of the rear page, some trimming but plenty of space and after the title page it is still nice and clean inside. Please see the large pictures, more available on request, we will be adding more asap too.

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        Gesamtans., mit der Festung.

      - Lithographie ( m. farb. Tonplatte ) n. C. A. Lebschée b. Obpacher in München, dat. 1872, 30 x 41 Seltenes Blatt. Im Stein signiert. Ohne Legende. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        THE HIGHLANDS OF CENTRAL INDIA: Notes on their Forests and Wild Tribes, Natural

      London 1872, Chapman. Full gold-stamped calf, 5 color, 47. text figures, large folding map, 2nd edition, marbled end. papers, quite solid, bright copy, small corner mended on. title page, else quite clean, appendix, all edges marbled.. HUNTING AND SPORTING IN INDIA Big game hunting in India. Stalking antlered deer, Narbada valley, Mahadeo hills, aboriginal tribes,lay of Saint Lingo, the teak region, the tiger, elephant, higher Narbada, Sal forest, wild buffalo shooting &c. Appendices on diseases of the elephant. Rules for sale oand lease of wsate lands. Use- ful trees of the forest. Vocabulary of local terms. Hints on the reservation of natural history specimens. Nicely done Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

      Alice's Adventures In Wonderland - Lewis Carroll Dated 1872 - Macmillan & CoHardcover, no dust jacket, Original cover with wear which is evident in the images, Spine loose, Gold rimmed pages throughout the book, all original pages and illustrations by John Tenniel . Internally in Very good condition, pages crisp with some light markings. Scarce Thirty Third Thousand.Please view the images for more information

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        Reise nach der Hohen Tatarei, Yarkand und Kashghar und Rückreise über den Karakorum-Pass. Autorisierte vollständige Ausgabe für Deutschland. Aus dem Englischen von J. E. A. Martin. Mit 14 (davon 4 in Farblithogr.) Illustrationen und 2 Karten.

      Jena Costenoble 1872 - 8°. XXIII,420 S. Ln. d. Zt. - Bibl.- und Ausscheidungs-Stempel auf Titel, Rücken mit Spur von entferntem Rückenschild, ansonsten gutes, innen nahezu fleckenfreies Expl.! 1.100 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Klaus Schöneborn]
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        Seiyo ryori shinan [trans.: How to Cook Western Cuisine].

      Numerous illus. in the text (one double-page & in color). 28; 42 folding leaves. Two vols. Small 8vo, orig. wrappers, orig. block-printed title label on upper covers, modern stitching. Tokyo: 1872. First edition of this rare work, one of the two earliest books to introduce Western cooking techniques and recipes into Japan (the other is Kanagaki's Seiyo Ryoritsu, published in the same year). Both were written for the purpose of improving the nutrition of the Japanese. Vol. I describes Western cooking utensils including ovens, pots and saute pans, pans to poach fish, tableware, how to fold napkins, glasses, carving knives, decanters, serving dishes, candelabras, gravy boats, etc. Vol. II provides recipes divided by their ingredients: fish, meat, vegetables, and desserts. This is the first work to include the recipe for the beloved "curry and rice" which is still so popular in Japan. The illustrations depict the cooking utensils mentioned above. The double-page colored illustration shows four Japanese men at a Western-style dining table, being served Western foods by a woman. The four men and the woman are all dressed in Western-style clothes. Fine copy. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Rappo-Theater im großen Saal des Bürgervereins (Augsburger Hof) ... unwiederruflich letzte Vorstellung des Franz Rappo mit seiner Damen- und Künstler-Gesellschaft. Mit interessantem Programm und einer Gratisverloosung bestehend in 24 Photographien des Damen-Personal in einzelnen Figuren. Portrait und Gruppen. - Stehende lebende Bilder dargestellt vom Damen-Personal. - Gymnastisches Blumen-Bouquet, geflochten aus allen Zweigen der gymnastischen Darstellungs-Kunst. oder Wettstreit in Kunst, Kraft und Gewandtheit. - Schließend: Mit einer Feengruppe dargestellt vom Damen-Personal.

      (München), Koch und Hilf, 11. März 1872.. Plakat mit gr. Holzschnitt (22 x 33 cm). Blattgr.: 85 x 61 cm. Der aus Lübeck gebürtige Francois Rappo (1826-1874) zählt zu den Intellektuellen des Jahrmarkt-Gewerbes im 19. Jhdt.; er arbeitete wissenschaftlich in Zweigen der Kunstgeschichte, konstruierte Bühneneinrichtungen und orientierte sich mit seinen vom "Damen-Personal" gezeigten lebenden Bildern an bedeutenden Gemälden. So gibt es u. a. "Artemis mit ihren Nymphen im Bade" und "Frühlingsmorgen der Najaden". - Zu Rappo vgl. ausführlich: Saltarino, Artisten-Lexikon, p. 103. Bitte um Beachtung: Urlaubsbedingt erfolgt der Versand Ihrer Bestellung erst am 21. März 2016. Ich bitte um Verständnis.

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        Ganka yakusetsu [trans.: Summary of Ophthalmology].

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

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        Archives de Zoologie Expérimentale et Générale. Histoire naturelle - Morphologie - Histologie - Évolution des Animaux. Tome 1-23.

      C. Reinwald, Paris 1872 - 1895. Jahrgänge 1-23 in 23 Bänden, 600 - 700 S. je Band mit wenigen Abbildungen und zahlreichen (30 - 40) zum Teil farbigen und zum Teil gefalteten lith. Tafeln je Band, Groß 8°, Ganzleinen (Bände 1+2) und marmoriertes Halbleinen mit Rückentitel, Bibliotheksexemplar (entwidmet) mit unscheinbarem kleinem Papier-Rückenschild, Stempel auf Titel und Vorsatz, gutes kaum bestoßenes Exemplar, nur die Bde. 1+2 außen mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, Kopfschnitt leicht angestaubt, leicht voneinander abweichende Einbanddeckel, gutes Exemplar,Versand D: 5,00 EUR Allgemeine Zoolgie, Anatomie, Evolution, Histologie, Zeitschriften, Zoologie

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        Geschichte der neuern Philosophie. 6 in 7 Bänden.

      Heidelberg, Friedrich Bassermann, 1865-1872. - Bde. 1-4 in 2. umgearb. bzw. rev. Auflage, Bde. 5 u. 6 in Erstausgabe. - Ehem. Bibl.-Exemplar mit entsprechenden Merkmalen (Bibl.-Schildchen bzw. -Signaturen u. gestempelt). Einbände etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Etw. gebräunt. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 5000 8°. Zus. ca. 5700 S., HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. etw. Rückenverg. u. goldgepr. Rückentiteln. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Rural Idyll.

      - Oil on canvas. In the original frame with a nineteenth century label on the back inscribed 'E. Calvert Bought of the Artist 1872. 8 3/8 x 15 5/8 inches (21.5 x 39.8 cms). c. 1872. Provenance: Phillips Auction House 1999 Fine Art Society, exhibited 2012

      [Bookseller: SOPHIE SCHNEIDEMAN RARE BOOKS, ABA, ILAB]
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        Leaves of Grass

      No Publisher, Washington, D.C. 1872 - One of 500 copies of this First British (pirated) edition, from the 5th American edition and posing as an American edition, published by John Camden Hotten. London, 1872. Bound with the 1872 edition of Passage to India. Very Good in plain dark green cloth, gilt title at spine, loss of approx. 1/4" cloth at top edge of spine, rear hinge cracked but binding is sound and tight. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE COAST OF NORWAY, FROM CHRISTIANIA TO HAMMERFEST

      W. M. Thompson / Roberts Brothers, London & Boston 1872 - Oblong folio (16-3/4" x 13-1/2") neatly rebound in the publisher's decorated beveled cloth, all edges gilt, with individual leaves tied together archivally with tissue and sewn. Illustrated with 12 lovely mounted chromolithographed views of the mountainous coast of Norway including Christiania, The Island of Torghatten, The Lofoten Islands From the Vest Fjord, The Raftsund, Glaciers Near Nus Fjord, Hammerfest, Vaagekallen, The Fondalen Glaciers, The Hestmann, Hornelen, Bergen, and Langaardsund near Kagero. The only edition of this beautifully illustrated book. Laid in is a copy of an 1871 advertisement with several press releases including this from the TIMES: "This standard is fully attained by most of the views in the Coast of Norway, by Elijah Walton. In the majority a bold and original treatment on the part of the lithographer, as well as the artist, has been singularly successful. Huge snowy mountains uprearing themselves against a sky deeply blue, or brilliant and tender with sunset, or grey with gathering clouds, are Mr. Walton's favorite subjects, and his lithographer has contrived to render his originals so well that several of the pictures might at a short distance be mistaken for water-color drawings." Some chipping and staining to the text with some paper restoration not affecting the text; the plates are fine and bright. Fading and light wear to the covers. Very Good and scarce [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Picturesque America

      Appleton, 1872, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition. BRYANT, WILLIAM CULLEN [editor]. Picturesque America or The Land We Live In, New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1872-74. Folios, first edition, pp. viii, 568; vi, 576, brown pebbled cloth boards half-bound in brown morocco, gilt lettering and blind-stamped decoration to spines, which have four raised bands, gilt lettering and image of artist's easel to fronts, all edges gilt, former owner's ID embossed to endpages. Profusely illustrated with wood and steel engravings in text and on 49 plates. This work was issued in 48 parts over two years, and subscribers were invited to have all parts bound into two volumes, as is the case here. Illustration is good, bad, and indifferent, but what Bryant lacked in quality he made up for in quantity. There is a huge number of images here, especially considering that American book illustration was only beginning to come into its own during this era. The illustrations show a post-Civil War America on the upswing, with an emphasis on scenery and industrial cities. This was one of the most elaborate and influential of the post-Civil War American illustrated books. Percy Muir, in "Victorian Illustrated Books" (Portman), says F.O.C. Darley, the star illustrator here, became nationally famous for his American themes and was without peer in his field, although he later fell into oblivion (p. 256). Also see Sabin 62692 and BAL 1732. Condition of these books: Boards rubbed at extremities. Generally clean, tight, scattered light foxing, staining in margins. Overall very good and sound. Size: Large Folio (bigger than A3). 2-volume set (complete). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; United States; 19th century; Art & Design. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 52979.

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        Essai expérimental sur la locomotion humaine, étude sur la marche

      1872 - de 92 pages et 2 planches Paris, [Salmon], 1872, in-8, de 92 pages et 2 planches, exemplaire broché, non coupé, sous couverture d’attente, Un des textes les plus importants de l’école de physiologie expérimentale française fondée par Marey, qui influença directement sa Machine Animale, publiée en 1873. Très rare tiré à part extrait, avec pagination nouvelle, des Annales de Sciences Naturelles, de la thèse de Carlet. Une édition en volume paraitra la même année chez Martinez pour la Faculté des Sciences, puis chez Masson. Sur la première de couverture, un envoi autographe signé de Carlet «à Mr. Le professeur [Eleuthère] Mascart», important physicien qui diffusa, en France, les nouvelles théories électro-magnétiques de Maxwell, Kelvin et Helmholtz (voir DSB, IX, p. 154-156). En mai 1872, il était nommé titulaire de la chaire de physique générale et expérimentale au Collège de France. «L’un des meilleurs élèves de Marey, Gaston Carlet, fait paraître en 1872 un brillant Essai expérimental sur la locomotion humaine, étude sur la marche. La théorie expérimentale de la marche et les conclusions de Carlet seront reprises par Marey dans sa Machine animale en 1873. Comme pour l’oiseau, Marey cherche à connaître tous les mouvements qui produisent la marche humaine, les détails de la phase d’appui et de la phase de soutien, le parcours des articulations, l’intensité de la pression des pieds sur le sol, la vitesse des différents types de locomotion, les formes des oscillations du corps, la force motrice développée et ses effets propulsifs exercés sur la masse entière du corps. L’homme va être recouvert d’appareils explorateurs, de câbles et de tubes ; et il va lui aussi évoluer dans l'ancien manège à oiseau, modifié à cette occasion. Pour enregistrer la durée, les phases et l’intensité de la pression sur le sol, des " chaussures exploratrices " sont conçues par Carlet : " C’est dans le but d’enregistrer les foulées que j’ai imaginé la chaussure exploratrice", dit-il dans sa thèse de 1872. Sous une chaussure ordinaire, une semelle de caoutchouc est collée. Elle contient une petite chambre à air surmontée d’une plaque de bois saillante, comprimée au moment ou le pied touchera le sol. L’air contenu dans la chambre est alors évacué par un tube de transmission situé à l’avant de la chaussure, et relié à l’appareil inscripteur. Pour inscrire également les mouvements que l’action des jambes imprime à la masse du corps, de même que les oscillations verticales et horizontales du corps, Carlet se sert des traditionnels tambours à leviers de Marey, dont il place plusieurs exemplaires au niveau du pubis. Sur une piste circulaire, l’homme doit pousser devant lui le bras du manège qui porte l’appareil enregistreur. Une sculpture métallique de la trajectoire sinueuse parcourue par le pubis, est réalisée par Marey : une tige de métal, abstraite, aux courbures successives. Parmi la batterie d’appareils explorateurs mis en application par Marey pour saisir toutes les phases, forces et mouvements déployés par l’homme pendant sa locomotion, une image est restée célèbre : le coureur chaussé des chaussures à air, coiffé d’un casque surmonté d’un appareil et portant dans ses mains les tubes de transmission, de même qu’un cylindre enregistreur. Cette disposition, qui évite au coureur de pousser devant lui l’humiliant manège, permet d’inscrire parfaitement les mouvements d’oscillations verticales du corps et donne la possibilité d’étudier la marche « où le corps ne quitte jamais le sol », la course « qui consiste en appuis alternatifs, et cette fois le corps quitte le sol », le galop imitant celui du cheval, en bonds saccadés, allure factice qui sert à comprendre le mécanisme du galop chez les quadrupèdes, et enfin le saut « progression par bonds, les deux pieds joints à l’autre. » (Notice sur Carlet citée de l’exposition en ligne de la Cinémathèque de France, « Le mouvement en lumière. Etienne-Jules Marey »). Mouillures dans le coin supérieur des 20 premières pag [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Casopis Matice Moravske

      Brno, 1872-1938 passim. volumes 4-16, 19-21, 30, 31, 34-48, 50, 53-60, 62, all complete volumes, bound, good+. Photos available upon request.

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        Die Geburt der Tragödie aus dem Geiste der Musik.

      Verlag von E.W. Fritzsch., Leipzig, 1872 - Leipzig, Verlag von E.W. Fritzsch. 1872. 8°. IV S., 143 S., 1 S. mit Druvermerk. Neuer Pappband mit Kleisterpapierbezügen der Zeit, mit montiertem orangefarbenen Vorderdeckel der Originalbroschur. Schaberg 20. - Erste Ausgab,e gedruckt in 800 Exemplaren bei Breitkopf & Härtel in Leipzig. Mit Ausnahme des "Vorwortes an Richard Wagner" ist das vorliegende Exemplar vollkommen unbeschnitten und ungeöffnet. Der hier verwendete Teil der Originalbroschur weist gegenüber dem Titel im Buch, den von Schaberg auf Seite 45 erwähnten orthographischen Unterschied zwischen "klassischen" und "classischen Philologie" auf. Die "Geburt" ist Nietzsches erste eigenständige Verlagsproduktion für die er vom Verlag 300 Mark als Autorenhonorar erhielt. Das Buch wurde Ende 1871 gedruckt und lag am 2. Januar 1872 in den Buchhandlungen auf. - Titel stärker fleckig, sonst fleckenlos. In dieser Form selten. Sprache: Deutsch Neuer Pappband mit Kleisterpapierbezügen der Zeit, mit montiertem orangefarbenen Vorderdeckel der Originalbroschur. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A bound collection of coloured botanical specimen plates

      Rochester, N.Y.: D. M. Dewey, 1872. Oblong octavo. (5 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches). Mounted on guards throughout. 33 plates by Dewey (29 hand-coloured using the pochoir process, 4 printed in colours and finished by hand). Bound to style in brown morocco-backed contemporary red/brown pebble-grained cloth covered boards, the flat spine divided into five compartments by single gilt fillets, lettered in gilt in the second. A fine example of an early seedsman's sample book, containing plates from the publisher who invented the concept: D.M. Dewey. The colouring of the fruits and flowers is particularly strong. The album includes: 7 kinds of apples, 7 pear, 3 peach, 2 plum, 4 grape, 3 of different kinds of soft fruit, 1 chestnut, 3 trees, 1 decorative quince, 1 rose. Most plates place the subjects within a printed blue ornamental border, with the imprint, "Dewey's Pocket Series. Colored From Nature. Copyright secured 1872." Dellon Marcus Dewey "developed and promoted the nurseryman's color plate business in the late 1850s ... Besides individual plates, he also carried a selection of ready-made plate books. In the mid-1870s, Dewey disposed of his bookstore to concentrate entirely upon color plates and other supplies for nurserymen. An 1881 volume on the industries of Rochester termed his a unique enterprise ... His premises in the Reynolds Arcade were 'spacious and convenient, and here not less than thirty artists and others are employed in making drawings, paintings, etchings, photographs'" (K.S. Kabelac "Nineteenth Century Rochester Fruit and Flower Plates" in The University of Rochester Library Bulletin (1982), vol .XXXV. p.97). Cf. Karl Sanford Kabelac `Nineteenth-Century Rochester Fruit and Flower Plates' in The University of Rochester Library Bulletin (1982) vol. XXXV, pp. 93-114; cf. Sandra Raphael, An Oak Spring Pomona , 65; cf. W.S. Reese. Stamped with a National Character: Nineteenth Century American Color Plate Books 72.

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        OLATH TAMID - BOOK OF PRAYERS FOR ISRAELITISH CONGREGATIONS. [FIRST ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION]

      C. W. Schneidereith, New York. 1872. Hardback. 1st English Lanuage Edition. Original tooled leather, all edges gilt, 8vo. Vi, 394 pages. Singerman 2340 (records just two copies) ; not in Goldman. David Einhorn's radical reform prayerbook. FIRST APPEARANCE IN ENGLISH, from the original German. Prepared for Congregation Adath Jeshurun. "A radical departure from the traditional prayer book…its pagination is from left to right and its changes are both substantial and substantive. " A. J. Karp, From the Ends of the Earth: Judaic Treasures of the Library of Congress (1991) pp.303-304. David Einhorn (1809-79) emigrated from Germany to America in 1855, where he became the broadly accepted senior leader of the Reform Movement. He advocated the introduction of prayers in the vernacular, the exclusion of nationalistic hopes from the synagogue service and many other ritual modifications. A copy with brittle pages, rebound in modern boards, sold at auction for USD 6150.00 in 2015 (USD 5000 + buyer?'s commission) . Our copy, though lacking the front blank endpaper, retains the original publisher?'s tooled leather binding (and even the period Cincinnati Jewish book distributor?'s foil! ) with very good paper and internal binding. Front hinge starting, wear to spine, Good Condition overall. Important. (KH-5-62) .

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        Journal des Dames et des Demoiselles. Guide complet de tous les travaux de Dames. Litterature choisie, avec illustrations, modes, lingeries, travaux avec figures, recettes, etc.

      Bruxelles: Bruylant-Christophe et compagnie 1871-1872 - Komplett der 24 Nummer dieser Halbmonatsschrift zusammengebunden, Gravüren von E. Preval, HLdr. der Zeit mit Rückengoldprägung, 484 Seiten mit zahlreichen Text-Abb., 23 kolorierten Lithographien u. 2 unkolorierten Gravüren auf Doppelseiten, 22 x 30 cm; Deckel vor allem an den Kanten abgeschürft, fehlt Tafel zur Nummer vom 15. 1. 1872, einige Seiten minimal befleckt, sonst sehr schön erhatlen, altersgemäß sehr guter Zustand. Book Language/s: fr [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE TYLER DAVIDSON FOUNTAIN

      Cincinnati, 1872. Frontis. Quarto. Contemporary three quarter black morocco and brown cloth, ornate gilt spine, a.e.g. Minor wear to extremities, heavier along hinges. Slight tanning and occasional foxing. Very good. One of 100 copies intended for special presentation, after the first edition of the same year (smaller in format, without the photos), of this elaborate production commemorating the unveiling of the Tyler Davidson fountain in Cincinnati in 1871. The statue was a gift to the city by Henry Probasco, a prominent local businessman, and named for his brother-in-law and partner, Tyler Davidson. The present work includes thirteen original albumen photographs which illustrate the fountain's romantic design and its place in the city. Despite Probasco's desire to avoid certain overused iconographic images, such as Neptune, the final design still evokes certain clichés. A record of correspondence between Probasco and the municipal council comprises the second part of the work. "One hundred copies only of this edition were printed by Mr. Probasco for presents, and it is said they cost twenty dollars each. The photographs are very fine...altogether it is a work worthy of the noble object it portrays" - Thomson. Probasco was also a major book collector, and an elaborate catalogue of his library was later produced by Joseph Sabin.

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        Autograph Letter Signed (ALS), Together with the Original Envelope [Stereoscope]

      Boston: Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1872. First edition. No Binding. Fine. A Fine ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES headed (in Holmes' hand) "Boston April 24 1872" and reading as follows: "Dear Sir // I have this day received / the [illegible -- perhaps the brand name of the item received] you kindly / sent me, and your note, / dated March 15th [date underscored and followed by a "+" or a small ampersand]. I do / not know why it should / have been so long delayed / but it has come safely at / last. I was a good deal / puzzled at first how to / use it, but at last pushed / a spare photograph through / the two slits and made it / work very well. // I have myself carried out the / idea of having the glasses no // bigger than was needed. I had a // pair of common stereographic wedge- / shaped glasses split lengthwise / and stripped out [underscored] all but a small / portion of these half-sized glasses. // I think your [stereograph?] packs / into a smaller space than any // I have ever seen, and I am very / glad to add it to my museum / of instruments. // Accept my thanks for your gift / and believe me // Yours very truly // O. W. Holmes". The "+" (or small ampersand) appearing at the end of the letter's first sentence refers the reader to a note Holmes has added to the first page's left margin reading as follows: "+ I had to open this note to say that the envelope enclosed a letter from Msrs [? "Messrs."] / Wilkinson & Baldwin dated April 23d, which I overlooked at first." The letter comes with the ORIGINAL ENVELOPE addressed to T D Simonton of St. Paul Minnesota. Simonton held patent US 91975 "A Improvement in pocket-stereoscope" [Letters Patent No. 91,975, dated June 29, 1869], and Wilkinson & Baldwin were the instrument's manufacturers. The letter is written upon a sheet measuring approximately 9 inches by 7 1/4 inches which sheet has been folded once to produce four pages, the first two being occupied by Holmes' letter and the last two of which are blank. The letter has two horizontal folds made to fit the letter into the accompanying envelope. Oliver Wendell Holmes (Sr.) was a highly-regarded physician, poet, professor, lecturer, and author. A Bostonian, Holmes was one of the so-called "Fireside Poets" (a group of 19th-century American poets from New England which included Holmes, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, William Cullen Bryant, John Greenleaf Whittier, and James Russell Lowell). The letter is particularly interesting as Holmes himself invented the "American stereoscope" (which allowed the 3D viewing of photographs) but did not patent his invention. (Holmes did not invent the first stereoscope, but his "American Stereoscope was a streamlined and more economical viewer than had been available before.) Of his invention, Holmes stated "There was not any wholly new principle involved in its construction, but, it proved so much more convenient than any hand-instrument in use, that it gradually drove them all out of the field, in great measure, at least so far as the Boston market was concerned." Holmes also wrote: "This simple stereoscope was not constructed by accident, but was the carrying out of a plan to reduce the instrument to its simplest terms." These statements by Holmes show that his praise of Simonton's improvement of the stereoscope was particularly meaningful. That praise of an improvement to his own creation, together with the fact that Holmes kept the Simonton stereoscope -- which Simonton gave him -- in his own "museum of instruments", make this letter one of particular significance and elevate this letter over others more often seen wherein he deals with lecture requests, dinner engagements, and the like. A Fine ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES COMPLEMENTING THE INVENTOR OF AN IMPROVED VERSION OF HIS OWN INVENTION AND THANKING HIM FOR FOR HIS GIFT OF IT TO HOLMES.

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        Lophophorus L'Huysh [De L'Huys's Monal]

      New York: Daniel Giraud Elliot, 1872. Hand-coloured lithograph, finished with gum arabic, after Joseph Wolf by J. Smit, printed by P.W.M. Trap. Very good condition. A beautiful image from the most splendid of Elliot's great monographs, "A Monograph of the Phasianidae or Family of the Pheasants." The magnificent size and beautiful colouring of the plates after Joseph Wolf's charcoal drawings reflect the importance which Elliot attached to the Phasianidae. Of all the families in the ornithological system, he regarded it as the one most vital to the human race, "containing within it the species that afford food for thousands of mankind, and also those which are the original source of all the domestic poultry met with throughout the civilized world." Cf. Anker 130; Fine Birds Books (1990), p. 95; Nissen IVB 295; Wood p. 331; Zimmer p. 206.

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        [Lithographs]: Five Currier and Ives Lithographs of Four Prominent African-Americans and a Portrait of "The First Colored Senator and Representatives"

      New York: Currier & Ives. 1872-1894. Five separate lithographs. Small folios. Each measuring 13.5" x 17.75" (untrimmed). Two produced at the Currier & Ives studios at 125 Nassau Street, which they occupied from 1872-1874 (Douglass and Brown); the other three at 115 Nassau Street, where the business operated from 1877-1894. All five lithographs are very good, strong images, with just a few stray scuff marks to the blank background and faint shadowing from an old mat, on the portrait of William Wells Brown.Following the Civil War, American print companies looking for new commercial avenues were intent on marketing to all factions of the Reconstruction economy. Harper's Weekly, Louis Prang, Currier & Ives, and others, produced images sympathetic to both white and black Southerners, and to white and black Northerners. Positive print images of African-Americans elicited an enthusiastic response from Frederick Douglass, commenting on an image of H.R. Revels done by Prang he wrote: "Heretofore, colored Americans have thought little of adorning their parlors with pictures. They have had to do with the stern, and I may say, the ugly realities of life.... Every colored householder in the land should have one of these portraits in his parlor, and should explain it to his children, as the dividing line between the darkness and despair that overhung our past, and the light and hope that now beams upon our future as people."One of the more well-known groups of images produced by Currier & Ives in this period was the "Darktown Series" of stereotypical comic depictions of African-Americans. The group of images here are in stark contrast to that series, and are dignified works of a fine quality, respectfully done. Depicted are individual images of Douglass, author of the famed slave narrative and leader of the American Abolitionist Movement; William Wells Brown, an escaped slave who authored both the first play and first novel by an African-American; Rev. Richard Allen, the founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church; George Washington Williams, the first African-American elected to the Ohio State Legislature and the author of the first book on the history of African-Americans in the Civil War; and one group shot of "The First Colored Senator and Representatives" comprised of: H.R. Revels, an AME minister who became the first seated African-American Senator; Joseph H. Rainey, the first African-American to serves in the House of Representatives and the second to serve as U.S. Senator; Jefferson H. Long, Georgia's first African-American Representative; Benj. S. Turner, Alabama's first African-American Representative; Josiah T. Walls, Florida's first African-American Representative; Robert C. De Large, South Carolina's first Representative; and R. Brown Elliott, South Carolina's second Representative.OCLC locates no copies of these images except for a smaller version of the group portrait, almost certainly trimmed as was the custom when framed, at three locations: Library of Congress, Harvard, and Library of Michigan; and we have additionally located a fourth copy of that individual print at the New York Public Library. .

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        Leçons sur les maladies du système nerveux, faites à la Salpêtrière

      1872 - 368 pp., Paris, Adrien Delahaye, 1872-73, in-8, 368 pp, demi-chagrin noir, dos à faux nerfs, titre doré, Edition originale de l'ouvrage pionnier de Charcot sur l'étude du système nerveux. Les Leçons sur les maladies du système nerveux "constitute one of the classic textbooks in the field of neurology and is his greatest work. This is the first series of lectures on nervous disorders [and the creation] of the greatest modern neurological clinic" (Heirs of Hippocrates, p. 406, n°1027). "An excellent idea of Charcot's work is gained by perusal of his Leçons, dealing with his teaching on nervous disorders. Charcot became one of the geatest of all neurologists" (Garrison and Morton, 4546). Exlibris en queue du dos C.A.B, et signatures aux pages 250 et 350, Charles A. Bouthery, auteur d'une thèse sur le traitement du rhumatisme noueux par les bains à haute température,publiée à Paris en 1878, et qui suivit sans doute les leçons de Charcot à la Salpêtrière. Rousseurs sur certains feuillets et annotations au crayon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rappo-Theater im großen Saal des Bürgervereins (Augsburger Hof) . unwiederruflich letzte Vorstellung des Franz Rappo mit seiner Damen- und Künstler-Gesellschaft. Mit interessantem Programm und einer Gratisverloosung bestehend in 24 Photographien des Damen-Personal in einzelnen Figuren. Portrait und Gruppen. - Stehende lebende Bilder dargestellt vom Damen-Personal. - Gymnastisches Blumen-Bouquet, geflochten aus allen Zweigen der gymnastischen Darstellungs-Kunst. oder Wettstreit in Kunst, Kraft und Gewandtheit. - Schließend: Mit einer Feengruppe dargestellt vom Damen-Personal.

      (München), Koch und Hilf, 11. März 1872. - Plakat mit gr. Holzschnitt (22 x 33 cm). Blattgr.: 85 x 61 cm. Der aus Lübeck gebürtige Francois Rappo (1826-1874) zählt zu den Intellektuellen des Jahrmarkt-Gewerbes im 19. Jhdt.; er arbeitete wissenschaftlich in Zweigen der Kunstgeschichte, konstruierte Bühneneinrichtungen und orientierte sich mit seinen vom "Damen-Personal" gezeigten lebenden Bildern an bedeutenden Gemälden. So gibt es u. a. "Artemis mit ihren Nymphen im Bade" und "Frühlingsmorgen der Najaden". - Zu Rappo vgl. ausführlich: Saltarino, Artisten-Lexikon, p. 103.

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        Zauberwelt. Zwei Stunden der angenehmsten Täuschung dargestellt von Bellachini ... verbunden mit den weltberühmten Stehn`schen Wandelbildern.

      München, 8. März 1872.. Plakat mit typograph. Text und Holzschnitt-Portrait des Zauberers. Auf lila Papier. Blattgr.: 85 x 60 cm. Samuel Bellachini (eigentlich Samuel Berlach; 1828-1885) zählte zu den populärsten und bekanntesten Zauberkünstlern des 19. Jahrhunderts in Deutschland. Auf dem Plakat bewirbt er sich als "Hofkünstler Sr. Majestät des Königs von Preußen", was das Resultat eines netten Streichs war: "Bellachini hatte Audienz im Kaiserlichen Palais, erheiterte den Monarchen durch einige gelungene Escamotagen und bat ihn schliesslich mit einer Feder die Worte zu schreiben: `Bellachini versteht nichts.` Der Kaiser versuchte, aber die Feder versagte den Dienst. Darauf bat Bellachini die Worte aufzuschreiben: `Bellachini ist Hofkünstler des Deutschen Kaisers`. Sofort parirte die Feder und der Monarch sagte lächelnd: `Ein Deutscher Kaiser pflegt sein Wort zu halten und um so mehr, was er geschrieben hat.`" (Saltarino, Artisten-Lexikon, p. 20).

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        Zauberwelt. Zwei Stunden der angenehmsten Täuschung dargestellt von Bellachini . verbunden mit den weltberühmten Stehn`schen Wandelbildern.

      München, 8. März 1872. - Plakat mit typograph. Text und Holzschnitt-Portrait des Zauberers. Auf lila Papier. Blattgr.: 85 x 60 cm. Samuel Bellachini (eigentlich Samuel Berlach; 1828-1885) zählte zu den populärsten und bekanntesten Zauberkünstlern des 19. Jahrhunderts in Deutschland. Auf dem Plakat bewirbt er sich als "Hofkünstler Sr. Majestät des Königs von Preußen", was das Resultat eines netten Streichs war: "Bellachini hatte Audienz im Kaiserlichen Palais, erheiterte den Monarchen durch einige gelungene Escamotagen und bat ihn schliesslich mit einer Feder die Worte zu schreiben: `Bellachini versteht nichts.` Der Kaiser versuchte, aber die Feder versagte den Dienst. Darauf bat Bellachini die Worte aufzuschreiben: `Bellachini ist Hofkünstler des Deutschen Kaisers`. Sofort parirte die Feder und der Monarch sagte lächelnd: `Ein Deutscher Kaiser pflegt sein Wort zu halten und um so mehr, was er geschrieben hat.`" (Saltarino, Artisten-Lexikon, p. 20).

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        Zauberwelt. Zwei Stunden der angenehmsten Täuschung dargestellt von Bellachini ... verbunden mit den weltberühmten Stehn`schen Wandelbildern.

      München, 8. März 1872.Plakat mit typograph. Text und Holzschnitt - Portrait des Zauberers. Auf lila Papier. Blattgr.: 85 x 60 cm. Samuel Bellachini (eigentlich Samuel Berlach; 1828 - 1885) zählte zu den populärsten und bekanntesten Zauberkünstlern des 19. Jahrhunderts in Deutschland. Auf dem Plakat bewirbt er sich als "Hofkünstler Sr. Majestät des Königs von Preußen", was das Resultat eines netten Streichs war: "Bellachini hatte Audienz im Kaiserlichen Palais, erheiterte den Monarchen durch einige gelungene Escamotagen und bat ihn schliesslich mit einer Feder die Worte zu schreiben: `Bellachini versteht nichts.` Der Kaiser versuchte, aber die Feder versagte den Dienst. Darauf bat Bellachini die Worte aufzuschreiben: `Bellachini ist Hofkünstler des Deutschen Kaisers`. Sofort parirte die Feder und der Monarch sagte lächelnd: `Ein Deutscher Kaiser pflegt sein Wort zu halten und um so mehr, was er geschrieben hat.`" (Saltarino, Artisten - Lexikon, p. 20). Bücher de

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        Pavo Cristatus [Common Peafowl]

      New York: Published for the Author, Daniel Giraud Elliot, 1872. Hand-coloured lithograph, finished with gum arabic, after Joseph Wolf by J. Smit, printed by P.W.M. Trap. Very good condition. Reproduction gilt frame. A beautiful image from Elliot's Pheasants, the most splendid of his great monographs. The magnificent size and beautiful colouring of the plates after Joseph Wolf's charcoal drawings reflect the importance which Elliot attached to the Phasianidae. Of all the families in the ornithological system, he regarded it as the one most vital to the human race, "containing within it the species that afford food for thousands of mankind, and also those which are the original source of all the domestic poultry met with throughout the civilized world." Cf. Anker 130; Fine Birds Books (1990), p. 95; Nissen IVB 295; Wood p. 331; Zimmer p. 206.

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