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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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        Album zu den Memoiren des Jacob Casanova von Seingalt

      Hartmann, 1872]., Leipzig - A rare suite of plates depicting the amorous exploits of Casanova, giving them a notably Germanic flavour. Each plate is captioned ('Casanova und Bettina', 'Casanova und Lucia', 'Casanova, Marton und Nanette' etc) and the first bears the initials M.B. and date, 1872). Oblong 4to (160 × 220 mm), 30 lithographed plates, interleaved with blanks. Some browning and occasional spotting (mainly towards front and rear). Bound without the printed title wrapper (giving the title and imprint) in early twentieth-century green cloth, red morocco spine label lettered 'Casanova'. Purple collector's inkstamp (Charles S. Dixwell) to front pastedown. [Rare: OCLC lists Cambridge and Randolph-Macon college (VA) only.] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Die Alpen-Pflanzen Deutschlands und der Schweiz in colorirten Abbildungen nach der Natur und in natürlicher Grösse mit systematisc geordnetem text.: Dritte Auflage.

      Christian Kaiser, München. 1872 - Firma alla sguardia di tutti i volumi di Julius Kugy. Bella legatura editoriale in tela verde con motivi floreali in oro al dorso e ai piatti. Terza edizione con un bellissimo insieme di 400 tavole su carta pesante. Rara edizione. Formato: 4 v. (XX, 21 p., 100 c. di tav., 18 p.; 21 p., da tav. 101 a 200, 18 p.; 21 p., da tav. 201 a 300, 18 p.; 21 p., da tav. 301 a 400, 18 p.), 13 cm, tela. Buono, tutti i volumi presentano difetti alle cerniere, il vol. II ha la sguardia a il piatto posteriori macchiati. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 15% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 750.00 euro.

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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.

      

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        Musée De Peinture et De Sculpture Ou Recueil Des Principaux Tableaux, Statues et Bas-Reliefs Des Collections Publiques et Particulières De l'Europe, dessiné et gravé à l'Eaux-Forte Par Réveil, Avec Des Notices Par Louis et René Ménard (10 Tomes, complet)

      Veuve A. Morel & Cie, Paris 1872 - Dix volumes in-12 bien complets des 1136 planches en noir, montées sur onglets, accompagnées de notices descriptives, critiques et historiques, par Louis et René Ménard. Reliures de l'époque en demi-maroquin bordeaux et plats de papier marbré brun/bordeaux; dos à cinq faux nerfs, titres, tomaison, et têtes dorés. Size: In-12 (14 x 18.5 cm) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Playbill / Carte-de-Visite.

      This legendary Western figure was a Virginian who moved to Texas and became a cowboy before joining General J.E.B. Stuart's Confederate forces to serve as a scout; after the war he turned to buffalo scouting and hunting, befriending "Buffalo Bill" Cody and gaining fame in Indian skirmishes and leading buffalo hunts with royalty and celebrities; in 1872 he and Cody performed in the melodrama "The Scouts of the Prairies" in Chicago, in which role he became the first actor to perform cowboy-style rope tricks on the stage; he married Italian-American dancer Giuseppina Morlacchi (1846-86) the following year and continued to hunt the Great Plans and act in Wild West plays on the east coast until his death at age 33. Printed playbill, 3½" X 9½", De Bar's Grand Opera House [St. Louis, MO], n.y. May 11 [likely 1877]. Near fine. In 1877 Omohundro began his own acting company, which premiered in St. Louis. This rare playbill, tall and narrow, announces a Saturday matinee appearance of "The Real / TEXAS JACK! / (J.B. Omohundro)" in varying typefaces, as well as "The Great Chief and Scout / Donald McKay / and His / Warm Spring Indians!" and even Omohundro's own spouse "The Peerless / MORLACCHI, / Miss Maude Oswald, / And a full Dramatic Company, in the great Border Drama / TEXAS JACK / IN THE / BLACK HILLS! / Friday Evening, May 11, Benefit of / TEXAS JACK / Prior to his departure for the Plans." Miniscule typeface at bottom note the printer of this playbill as Globe-Democrat Job Print. Printed on thin yellow stock, this scarce survivor shows only the most minimal faint wear and no edge tears whatsoever. Accompanied by a carte-de-visite, 3 3/4" X 5½", n.p., n.y. Near fine. Sepia-tone head-and-shoulders portrait of an idealized artist's rendering of Texas Jack in Western garb and cowboy hat, captioned "Texas Jack / J.B. Omohundro" beneath. Verso blank. Noted Western artist H.O. Rawson created this portrait and other Western figures from the turn-of-the-century through the 1930s, publishing them and selling them himself -- which dates this likeness to early 20th century. An outstanding and rare printed playbill produced during Texas Jack's brief lifetime and an uncommon century old portrait.

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        Das Berner Oberland. Aquarelle von Ludwig Robock mit Schilderungen und Sagen von Eduard Osenbrüggen.

      Darmstadt, Bern, Berlin, C. Köhler, J. Dalp, Paul Bette, o.J. (ca. 1872). Quer Kl. 2°. Mit 20 farblithographierten Tafeln nach Aquarellen von Ludwig Robock. 4 Bl., VIII, 72 Textseiten. Textteile mit einfacher Bordüre gerahmt. Die 20 Chromolithographien in leuchtendem Kolorit. Prächtiger Orig.-Ganzleinenband mit Deckelvergoldung (signiert C. Hasert). Rundum-Goldschnitt. - Das reizvolle Tafelwerk zeigt das Wetterhorn, Reichenbachfall, Rosenlauigletscher, Handeck, Rhonegletscher, Giessbach, Interlaken, Schynige Platte, Lauterbrunnen, Mürren, Schmadribach, Wengernalp, Jungfrau, Grindelwald, Schreckhorn, Beatenberg, Spiez, Thun u. Blümlisalp, Bern. - Die Texte behandeln: Das Haslithal (Wetterhorn, Meiringen, Reichenbachfall, Rosenlauigletscher, Handeck, Grimselhospiz), den Brienzersee (Brienz, Giessbach, Iseltwald, Ringgenberg), das Bödeli und das Hochland (Interlaken, Unspunnen, Heimwehfluh, Schynige Platte, Lauterbrunnen, Mürren, Schilthorn, Schmadribach, Roththal, Wengernalp, Jungfrau, Eiger und Mönch, Grindelwald, Schreckhorn), Thunersee (Beatenhöhle, Merlingen, Ralligen, Spiez, Thun und Blümlisalp), Bern. Titelblatt und einige Textseiten schwach nachgebräunt. Wenige Tafeln im weißen Rand geringfügig stockfleckig. Insgesamt überaus schönes und wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Haslital, Schweiz, Switzerland, Suisse, Ansichten, Ansichtenwerk, Bern, L.

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        Catalogue illustré De La Bibliothèque De Feu M. Le Marquis De Morante. précédé D'une Notice Biographique Par M. Fr. Asenjo Barbiere et De Quelques Mots Sur Cette Bibliothèque Par M. Paul Lacroix

      Bachelin, París 1872 - Edición en papel de hilo. Sumamente ilustrado con encuadernaciones. 40 - 352 págs y 35 láminas a varias tintas. Size: 25 x 16,5 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; Italian.] Le Avventure D'Alice nel Paese delle Meraviglie.

      Torino: Ermanno Loescher,, 1872. Tradotte dall' Inglese da T. Pietrocòla-Rossetti. Con 42 Vignette di Giovanni Tenniel. Octavo. Original orange cloth, spine lettered gilt, roundel with "Alice" motif to covers, blind rules to covers, dark green coated endpapers. Frontispiece and illustrations by John Tenniel. Minor spotting, a little abrasion to front endpaper and short closed tear to front free endpaper, contents lightly foxed. A very good copy. First Italian edition, second issue, with the Torino (Turin) imprint.

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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 neatly refurbished (with head and tail of spine and inner joints strengthened) gilt lettered spine, black coated endpapers. 7 heliotype plates (3 folding); woodcut illustrations to the text (many full page). Contemporary bookplate of Edmund Arthur Smith. Scattered foxing, some marginal pencil markings and light creasing, but a good copy, with the 4-pages of publisher's terminal advertisements (dated November 1872). First edition, second issue with the misprint "htat" on the first line of p. 208, and the plates numbered in arabic rather than roman ("it seems probable that the arabic set was the earlier", Freeman). 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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        Deutsch-Keltisches, Geschichtlich-Geographisches Wörterbuch zur Erklärung der Fluss- Berg- Orts- Gau- Völker- und Personen-Namen Europas, West-Asiens und Nord-Afrikas im Allgemeinen wie insbesondere Deutschlands nebst den daraus sich ergebenden Folgerunge

      Denicke s Verlag Link & Reinke., Berlin, Paris, London. 1872 - Zweiter Band. H-Z., 1049 Seiten., OHldr. mit Rückengoldprägung Nur Band 2! Ober. Kapital brüchig, Einband etwas berieben, sonst gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1872 Wisden : Rebound without Covers

      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.

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        FINELY BOUND FIRST EDITIONS OF LEWIS CARROLL'S ALICE BOOKS

      London: Macmillan and Company, 1866 and 1872. Full leather. Two volumes. Octavo. Lewis Carroll. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 1866. and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There 1872, both FIRST EDITIONS. Each with frontispiece and wood-engraved illustrations after John Tenniel. Bound by Riviere and Son in full red crushed morocco, triple gilt-rule borders, spine gilt decorations of spiral tendril motif, gilt titles, raised bands, all edges gilt, wide gilt dentelles and turn-ins, decorative marbled endpaper. A handsomely bound set of Alice First Edition. Fine.

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        OEUVRES COMPLETES DE W. SHAKESPEARE - 14 VOLUMES / 15 - TOME VII MANQUANT - I + II + III + IV + V + VI + VIII + IX + X + XI + XII + XIII + XIV + XV.

      PAGNERRE 1872 - RO20206513: 14 TOMES EN 14 VOLUMES: Environs 400 pages par tome - T.I: quelques mouillures sur la page de titre - plats jaspés - auteur, filet, titre de la tomaison et tomaison dorés sur piece de titre. TRADUCTEUR FRANCOIS-VICTOR HUGO - T. I. les Dieux Hamlet - T. II. féeries - T. III.les tyrans - T. IV +T. V. les jaloux (tome I.troylus et cressida, beaucoup de bruit pour rien, le conte d'hiver et tome II. cymbeline, othello) - T. VI. les comedies de l'amour, la sauvage apprivoisés, tout est bien qui finit bien, peines d'amour perdues - T. VIII. les amis, les deux gentilhommes de Verone, le marchand de Venise, comme il vous plaira - T. IX. la famille, coriolan, le roi lear - T. X. la societe, mesure pour mesure, timon d'Athenes, Jules Cesar - T. XI. la patrie (Richard II - Henry IV (1ere partie + 2eme partie) - T. XII. la patrie (Henry V. Henry VI (1ere partie)) - T. XIII. Henry VI (2eme partie) - Henry VI (3eme Partie) - Henry VIII - T. XIV. les farces, les joyeuses epouses de Windsor, la comedie des erreurs, le soir des rois ou ce que vous voudrez - T.XV. sonnets - poemes - testament. In-8 Relié. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 820-Littératures anglaise et anglo-saxonne [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History and General Description of New France. Translated, with Notes, by John Gilmary Shea.

      New York. John Gilmary Shea. 1866-1872. - 4to., 28cm, in 6 volumes, The First Edition in English, limited to 250 sets, with 18 maps, 15 plates & 4 facsimiles, rubricated title pages, in the original half dark brown morocco, blind decorated raised bands, gilt titles, marbled boards and endpapers, blind ruled borders on the boards, internal perforation & blind library stamps, some wear stops on the centre on the boards and some slight wear on the board edges, institutional bookplates on the front paste down endpaper, otherwise a very good to fine sound clean set. (cgc) T.P.L. 189 Howes C-307. Sabin 12135. Field 282. Originally published in French in 1744 in three 4to volumes and later the same year reprinted in six 12mo volumes."The principal work of this great Jesuit traveller and historian and the pre-eminent authority on the French period of the west." Howes. "This work is one of the best authorities concerning various Indian tribes, some of which no longer exist." Lande. Charlevoix's account has a number of advantages - he was familiar with the land and had a feel for the story he was trying to tell; he was able to gather oral testimony which leavened the dry recitation of facts and figures; and he had access to the official archives of France. Includes important material relating to the French in the Mississippi Valley. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Galla-Vorstellung dargestellt von Bellachini. Zum ersten Male Verwandlungs-Scene: Aus einem Ei eine lebende Person frei auf der Bühne erscheinen zu lassen. - Ganz neue und hier noch nicht gezeigte Stehn`sche Wandelbilder.

      München, 17. März (1872).. Plakat mit typograph. Text und Zaubererszene in Holzschnitt. Blattgr.: 85 x 62 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).- Kleiner Einriss in einer Faltung, sonst sehr gutes Exemplar.

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        [SIX MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENTS DETAILING THE BILL OF SALE OR LIBERATION OF SLAVES IN CUBA]

      Cuba, 1872. Folio. Single sheets. Minor worming, offsetting. Very good. A group of interesting documents, all bearing official stamps, documenting the sale or liberation of various slaves from 1842-72. The slaves are described by name, age, and as either "negro," "mulato," or "criolla." Though Cuba ended its participation in the slave trade in 1867, it was not until 1886 that slavery was finally abolished by royal decree. An interesting collection showing the persistent nature of Cuban slave culture in the latter half of the 19th century.

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        Illustrations of Tattershall Castle, Lincolnshire

      London Fred. H. Reed 1872. G : in Good condition plus. Rebound. Ex-lib. with usual stamps and marks but overall contents clean and bright [First Edition] Brown hardback cloth cover 550mm x 380mm (22" x 15"). 15pp plates. 15 plates. From measured drawings made by Fred. H. Reed to whom was awarded the silver medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects, 1872. Includes list of subscribers. N.B.: Heavy book-shipping supplement applies-please ask for shipping quote stating country of destination.

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

      1872 - X, 211 pp. Paris, Masson, 1872, in-8, X, 211 pp, broché, couverture imprimée, Première édition française de cet ouvrage de Brown-Séquard (1817-1894), physiologiste et neurologue, qui travailla sur le système nerveux, notamment sur la moelle épinière, montrant qu'elle est composée d'un faisceau de nerfs. On nomma suite à ses travaux le syndrome de Brown-Séquard (1851), qui correspond à une hémisection de la moelle épinière. Professeur de physiologie et de neuropathologie à Harvard, il devient professeur à la faculté de médecine de Paris en 1869. Ensemble des leçons sur les nerfs vaso-moteurs, filets nerveux qui se distribuent sur la paroi musculaire des vaisseaux et qui déterminent leur contraction ou leur relâchement, et leur rapport à l'épilepsie. La traduction de cet ouvrage est de Joseph-Marie-Alfred Beni-Barde (1834-1919), docteur en médecine, secrétaire du "Journal des connaissances médicales" et père de l'hydrothérapie. DSB II pp. 524-526 Ex-libris docteur carrier. Étiquette JP Mégret, Lyon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1872. Octavo. Original red cloth, title to spine gilt, gilt roundels with "Alice" motifs to covers, triple gilt rules to covers, green coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in a custom red linen chemise and green linen slipcase backed with red quarter morocco. Frontispiece with tissue-guard and 49 illustrations by John Tenniel. Spine rolled, edges rubbed, cloth a little bubbled, extremities rubbed, hinges split but holding, internally fresh. An excellent, bright copy. First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Mary Burnett from the Author. Christmas 1871." Mary Burnett (b. 1853) met Dodgson while on holiday with her parents, Robert French Burnett and his wife, Harriet, on the Isle of Wight. Dodgson was there on holiday with his camera between 26 July and 19 August 1864, and, as usual, stayed at Plumbley's Hotel in Freshwater. He called on the Tennysons at their Freshwater house, Farringford, on 27 July and returned with the Burnett family a couple of weeks later, as he records in his diary on 17 August 1864: "Mr and Mrs Burnett came with me to Farringford, with the two children, Frank and Mary, of whom I took pictures".

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        Blanchard's Guide Map of Chicago

      Chicago: Rufus Blanchard, 1872. Engraved folding pocket map, full contemporary hand-colouring. Folds into publisher's lettered paper covers. With 14pp. printed street guide tipped to the inside wrapper, as issued. Rare street map of Chicago, showing the city just one year after the fire. This edition of Blanchard's guide, the first published after the Great Chicago Fire, shows the limits of the burnt region by means of a thin dotted line. All streets are named, along with the city's parks, public buildings, railroads, etc. The pamphlet which accompanies the guide allows for each street to be easily found by means of numbers and letters running along the left and lower margins. A scarce issue of Blanchard's guide and rarely found in such lovely original condition.

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