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        Picturesque America Or The Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil...

      New York: Appleton and Company. Very Good+. 1872. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This is a two volume set, bound in morocco with embossed leather and gilt . A. E. G. (all edges gilt). The gilding on the covers and spines has dulled. The two volumes are in Very Good+ condition with some rubbing and wear to the leather at the corners, edges and hinges. The front and rear hinges have some tearing and have apparently been professionally repaired at some point in the past. The text pages and illustrations are all in very clean, bright condition, though there is some light foxing throughout. The salmon colored endpapers have noticeable foxing and there are notations from previous owners on both volumes. "The volumes display both steel and wood engravings based on the paintings of some of the best American landscape painters of the nineteenth century, such as John Frederick Kensett, William Stanley Haseltine, James David Smillie, John William Casilear, Thomas Moran, A. C. Warren, Harry Fenn, David Johnson, Granville Perkins, John Douglas Woodward et al..." "This ambitious work was published and delivered as a subscription; semi-monthly parts were sent out to subscribers. Once complete, the subscription would be bound into volumes. A variety of bindings were available, from cloth-bound with leather corners at the low end to full Morocco leather bindings with elaborate tooling. The stately bound two volume set was proudly displayed in parlors of subscriber homes as a show of status. " .

      [Bookseller: S. Howlett-West Books]
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        La chanson de Roland

      Alfred Mame 1872 - - Alfred Mame , Tours 1872, Grd. et fort in-8 (19x28,5cm), ccj, 325pp. et VII, 507pp., 2 tomes en 2 volumes reliés. - Edition originale de la traduction de Léon Gautier, illustrée de 12 très belles eaux-fortes tirées sur chine et contrecollés sur velin fort dans le tome 1, sous serpentes légendées, par Chifflart et Foulquier, et un fac-similé, ainsi qu'une carte géographique en couleur dans le tome 2 (table des 12 gravures dans le tome 2). Edition bilingue sur grand velin blanc avec la traduction en regard. Une autre édition est sortie chez Mame au même moment mais avec seulement la traduction et sans les illustrations, et sans le tome 2 qui contient les variantes et un glossaire. Reliures en demi maroquin bleu outremer signées Creuzevault. Dos lisses ornés de quadrilobes, d'un grand fer figurant un vitrail. Titres, tomaisons et dates dorés. Traces de frottements en coiffes, aux mors et un sur le dos du tome I ; les coins émoussés, mais très bel exemplaire avec les dos ornés très spécifiquement pour la Chanson de Roland. Exemplaire particulièrement frais, au blanc éclatant, à grandes marges et non rogné. Les couvertures ont été conservées. Léon Gautier a consulté de nombreux manuscrits pour sa traduction et a comblé les lacunes du manuscrit d'Oxford. Une grande préface de 200 pages introduit le texte. Belle édition de luxe érudite. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction de Léon Gautier bindings en demi maroquin bleu outremer signées Creuzevault. ccj, 325pp. et VII, 507pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Orbis Pictus. Bilderbuch zur Anschauung und Belehrung. Mit circa 600 colorirten Abbildungen.

      Leipzig, Voigt & Günther, o. J. [um 1872]. 148 + Zwischentitel + 2 n.n. + 138 + Zwischentitel + VI + 204 S. OLwd. 3. durchgesehene Aufl. Mit 90 altkolorierte Tafeln, davon eine ergänzt. Drei Teile in einem Band. - Fachmännisch restauriert, R. ergänzt, fingerfleckig wie üblich, Gbrsp., Ebd. fleckig. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Kinderbuch

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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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.

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      Harper & Brothers, New York 1872 - Folio (11" x 16") bound in contemporary half black leather with leather corners and gilt rules and lettering. Includes issues beginning 6 January 1872 to 18 December 1872; 1040 pages but eight supplements totaling about sixty pages are not present; all issues, however, are complete and pages 729-744 are duplicated. Illustrated with numerous wood engravings including close to a hundred of various sizes by Thomas Nast as well as 3 fine full-page Winslow Homers: "Making Hay," "On The Beach--Two Are Company, Three Are None," and "Under The Falls, Catskill Mountains." Also included are fine views of Boston, including a large foldout view, and Cincinnati. Interesting articles on a variety of topics, usually illustrated with engravings, including the Ku Klux Klan, cats, Mormons, hunting in India, billiards, carrier pigeons, and much more. Literary contributions include First American appearances of work by Wilkie Collins, George Eliot, and others. Each issue includes a number of advertisements. A treasure trove of articles and illustrations from the Gilded Age. Scuffing to the leather; the front board is split but still holding by the cords. Institutional bookplate on front pastedown with release stamp. Occasional marginal tears and chips, but generally without loss. Very Good, contents quite nice [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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      C. W. Schneidereith, New York 1872 - 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) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books, LLC]
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        Dépêches télégraphiques originales d'instructions adressées au comte de Saint Vallier en 1871 et 1872 au sujet de l'occupation et de l'évacuation de la France par l'Allemagne.

      1872 - Ensemble de 16 dépêches télégraphiques originales adressées de Versailles par Thiers, président de la République, au comte de Saint Vallier, commissaire extraordinaire de la République française pour les négociations avec l'Allemagne représentée par Manteufel; la plupart des dépêches sont transcrites avec un procédé machine sur des formulaires de 24,5x16 cm; plusieurs sont transcrits à la main; une dépêche sur feuille de plus grande dimension; une partie des dépêches est chiffrée par le chiffre spécial de l'administration, la transcription a été écrite en manuscrit au dessus des groupes de chiffres; les documents sont en assez bon état, papier support jauni, petites déchirures minimes aux bords sauf sur un tg qui a une déchirure un peu plus importante; intéressant ensemble historique qui s'inscrit directement dans le cadre des difficiles négociations sur l'organisation de l'occupation allemande et sur les efforts de premiers versements de l'indemnité de guerre pour la libération du territoire national; ces dépêches ont été conservées jusqu'à une date récente dans la famille du comte de saint Vallier;

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        Through The Looking-Glass, And What Alice Found There

      Lee and Shepard 1872 - Lee and Shepard, Boston, 1872. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good or better. First American edition, first issue with "wade" on p.21, second line of "Jabberwocky". Signed binding “Goodspeed, Boston” in tan polished calf. Spine has darkened and there is some possible repair to the hinge, Both front and back hinges and joints are very tight. Top edge gild, marble end papers. No internal defects save the expected amount of age toning to the sheets. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Dispensary]
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        Tinglingling. - Ausgaben Nr. 1 - 13 (wohl alles erschienene).

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Ölgemälde *Blumenstrauß in Vase*.

      - ( Wilhelm Battermann: *1872 Elze/Hannover - 1964, Hamburg: Literatur u.a.: Rump: Lexikon der bildenden Künstler Hamburgs, Altonas und der näheren Umgebung ). Schönes Ölgemälde des bekannten Hamburger Malers. Dargestellt ist ein reicher Blumenstrauß in grüner Vase vor Büchern, rechts unten mit *Battermann* signiert - undatiert (ca. 1920-1930) . Bildmaß: 58 x 66 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 69 x 77 cm ). Öl auf Pappe. Das Bild etwas fleckig, etwas eingedunkelt - ansonsten von guter Erhaltung wie auch der Rahmen. ( Gewicht 4000 Gramm ) ( Bitte beachten: Bei Ölgemälden ist leider kein Versand möglich - hier bitte nur Selbstabholung bzw.selbst organisierter Transport ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )( Please notice: No shipment possible ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Eigenhändiger Brief m.U. Berlin 1.12.1911. 1 S. 8°.

      0 - An (Arthur) Kahane (1872-1932), den gleichfalls aus Wien stammenden engen Freund von Max Reinhardt, 1905 bis zu seinem Tod Dramaturg am Deutschen Theater Berlin. "Mir wurde seinerzeit gesagt, daß Herr Baron Gersdorff für mich eine Summe von 800 Mark aufgebracht hat. Da ich bis jetzt erst 500 erhalten habe, wäre es mir lieb, wenn ich den Rest bald bekommen könnte . Schade daß Du nicht zu meinen Vorträgen kommst. Ich setzte mich dabei mit Euch Allen auseinander! Es handelt sich um die Schönheit, der es an den Kragen geht." Nach seinem zweijährigen Gastspiel in Berlin am Beginn des Jahrhunderts, war er nun wieder im Stern'schen Konservatorium tätig, und hielt Vorträge über 'Ästhetik und Kompositionslehre'. Im Juni war Gustav Mahler begraben worden, dem seine eben fertiggestellte 'Harmonielehre' gewidmet ist. Die Reinschrift der Gurrelieder hatte er im November abgeschlossen, am 9. Dezember die 'Herzgewächse' fertiggestellt, die Galerie Thannhauser in München zeigt in der Ausstellung 'Der Blaue Reiter' vier Gemälde von Schönberg. Der Regisseur Karl von Gersdorff (1866-1914), ein Mitarbeiter Max Reinhardts, stand in dieser Zeit auch in enger Verbindung mit Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Sprache: deu [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Georg Fritsch Antiquariat]
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        London. A Pilgrimage. With 189 including 53 full pages Illustrations.

      London, Grant & Co., 1872 (First Edition). Fol., Halbleder 191pp., illustrated with 189 illustrations including 53 full page plates by Dore. Original(?) leather binding over original green cloth, raised bands with lettering gilt, marbled endpapers and all edges marbled. Spine ends are pumped and chipped, extremities are little worn, joints starting. Occasional scattered foxing but mostly clean. Neverthless a good copy of this scarce edition. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Englische Literatur, Illustrierte Ausgabe

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Uni München]
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        Gallus Ferrugineus [Red Jundgle-Fowl]

      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. 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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Das malerische und romantische Westfalen. 2. umgearb. Aufl.

      Paderborn Schöning 1872 - gest. Tit., VI, 366 SS., 1 Bl. Verlagsanzeige u. 27 Stahlstichans. sowie 56 Textholzstichen, gr. 8°, Or.- GLwd. m. Rücken- u. Deckelvergoldung sowie Ganzgoldschn. Die gesuchte 2. Ausgabe. Mit Ansichten v. Arnsberg, Bielefeld, Herford, Münster (2), Paderborn, Wuppertal-Barmen usw.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Das malerische und romantische Westphalen.

      Paderborn Ferdinand Schöningh 1872 - 2. umgearb. Aufl. 8°. VI, 366 S. Mit gest. Tit.-Bll., 28 Stahlst. u. 56 Holzschn. im Text. HLdr. Verg. Rü.-Tit. u. Rü.-Verg. Etw. ber. u. bestossen. Ldr. l. fl. Tls braunfl. Ansonsten schöne Ausg. Auf Wunsch gerne Foto via e-mail. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Neusser Buch & Kunst Antiquariat]
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        Genera Plantarum: ad exemplaria imprimis in herbariis Kewensibus servata definita (3 vols./3 Bände ) - Vol. I: Sistens Dicotyledonum Polypetalarum Ordines LXXXIII: Ranunculaceas - Cornaceas (NUR TEILBAND, enthaltend die Seiten 721 - 1040): LXVII - LXXXII/ Vol. II: Sistens Dicotyledonum Gamopetalarum Ordines XLV: Caprifoliaceas - Plantagineas/ Vol. III: Sistens Monochlamydearum, Gymnospermearum et Monocotyledonum Ordines LXXIII.

      L. Reeve & Co.; 1872 - 1883. Original-Ausgabe; kein Reprint; Bd. I: 721 - 1040/ 1279/ 1258 Seiten; Gebundene Ausgabe Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Papier altersbedingt angebräunt/ teilweise leicht stockfleckig; Der Buchzustand ist ansonsten dem Alter entsprechend gut; bei Bd. III: Rücken gebrochen; KOMPLETTPREIS für 3 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; LATEINISCH !!! Versandkostenfreie Lieferung mfb

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
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        LONDON A Pilgrimage

      London: Grant & Co., 1872. First edition of ?Doré?s chef d?oeuvre? (Bland). A publisher's presentation copy with manuscript inscription to Parisian art dealer Georges Petit, one of the most formidable and important promoters of Impressionist artists. Petit represented and promoted Doré from time to time and his gallery sold on occasion Doré's most important paintings such as Les Océanides (Les Naiades de la mer), which it sold in 1912. Also with 20th century provenance of Scottish literary agent and author, Giles Alexander Esme Gordon. With one hundred and eighty fantastical engraved illustrations by Gustave Doré, many of which are full size plates. Large Folio, finely bound, most likely for Giles Gordon, in three-quarter green morocco and marbled boards in period style. The spine with flat bands ruled in gilt and with elegant central gilt tools, lettered in two compartments and at the tail, corner-pieces and backing gilt ruled where the meet the fine marbled paper. [xiv], xii, 191 pp. A unique and very handsome copy, the binding very fine with only the minor evidence of shelving on the lower edge, very fine and attractive, internally, very solid and strong, a little mellowing to a few leaves from use or age. FIRST EDITION OF WHAT MANY CONSIDER TO BE DORE'S MOST IMPORTANT AND FANTASTICAL WORK, AND THIS A PUBLISHER'S PRESENTATION COPY TO A HIGHLY IMPORTANT FRENCH ART DEALER AND PROMOTER. This is also one of Doré?s less common works, rarely encountered and a superb example of his talent. ?Doré?s devastating realization of the contrast of wealth and poverty in a modern metropolis makes LONDON one of the great illustrated books of the world. The English edition antedates the French by four years, and indeed it is a handsomer book? (Ray). Ruari McLean, in his book VICTORIAN BOOK DESIGN, says of it: ?...perhaps the finest and most original book of monochrome wood engraving published in London during this period was the work of a Frenchman, Gustave Doré. This was his LONDON, A PILGRIMAGE... [Doré?s illustrations] make the English illustrations of the sixties look puny.? The engraved illustrations and accompanying text show many aspects of the city, but dwell on the picturesque clutter and the squalor of the poorer districts. ?Jerrold, whose text accompanies the plates, was a well known London journalist who conceived the work and accompanied the artist in exploring London--sometimes with special police protection. Doré was able to explore the vitality and ruthlessness of Victorian London and depict these conditions through his extraordinary graphics.?

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      New York, 1872. Folio. Original black publisher's cloth. Covers lightly mildewed. Titlepage has been excised. Some light scattered foxing and mildewing; occasional offsetting. Verso of first leaf pasted with contemporary newspaper clippings. Images still quite bright and lovely. Good. "Some of the most elaborate chromolithographic works were trade catalogues. The high cost of producing such material, often in full-scale books, illustrates the degree to which consumer product makers were willing to spend on advertising even in the 19th century. This handsome Colgate catalogue contains thirty-four full-page chromolithographs in glowing color by the lithographers, Mayer, Merkel & Ottmann of New York, advertising various toiletry articles and soaps. Such catalogues were aimed mainly at the buyers for dry goods and department stores rather than the final consumer" - STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER. Not in OCLC.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Clinique photographique des maladies de la peau

      1872 - [6]-III-VII-(120) pages, 60 Paris, H. Lauwereyns, 1872, in-4, [6]-III-VII-(120) pages, 60 planches, demi-chagrin rouge à coins de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, tête dorée, Deuxième édition, revue et augmentée, de ce célèbre ouvrage qui consacre la première utilisation de la photographie en dermatologie. Elle comprend 60 photographies originales contrecollées et retouchées en couleur à la main, contre 49 pour la première édition, qui fut publiée en 1868 sous le titre de Clinique photographique de l'hôpital Saint Louis. Le rendu des couleurs, qui posa un vrai problème technique, fut résolu par l'utilisation d'épreuves tirées sur papier salé : la mise en couleur se faisait à l'aquarelle ou à la gouache "en présence des malades par comparaison directe avec les altérations de la peau" ; chaque photographie porte ainsi la signature imprimée "A. de Montméja", avec la mention "Ad naturam phot. et pinx." (photographié et peint d'après nature). Une troisième édition fut publiée en 1882 : est identique à la seconde. Alfred Hardy (1811-1893), médecin de l'hôpital Saint-Louis, eut connaissance des premières applications à la dermatologie de la technique photographique, par Alexander John Balmanno Squire à Londres, en 1866. Il confia alors à un de ses élèves, Arthur de Montméja, le projet d'étudier ce nouveau procédé d'iconographie. Montméja devint donc le photographe de Hardy, et dirigea l'atelier où furent réalisés les premiers clichés photographiques. Dès lors, la photographie apparaît vite comme une technique moins coûteuse que le dessin ou la gravure, et plus proche de la réalité, facilitant ainsi l'enseignement de la dermatologie. Coupes et charnières frottées, coins émoussés. Rousseurs habituelles. Sicard, Pujade & Wallach, p. 15 et suiv. Gasser, Photographie et médecine, n° 53 à 58. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Unexplored Syria. Visits to the Libanus, the Tulúl El Safá, the Anti-Libanus, the Northern Libanus, and the 'Aláh.

      Tinsley Brothers, London 1872 - In two volumes. viii (but actually xviii), [2], 360pp; vi, [2], 400pp. Original mustard cloth stamped in black on the front panel and the spine panel, dark green endpapers. Frontispiece, large foldout map outlined in colour, ten foldout plates, one plate and eight in-text illustrations in volume I; frontispiece, one foldout plate, fourteen plates, and eleven in-text illustrations in volume II. Tiny bookseller label to front pastedowns. Wear to extremities, old mend to front free endpaper and small piece of tape to rear free endpaper of volume I, owner's name on the title pages, short, closed tear to map, spine of volume II partially split. A good, complete set. ; Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Poëmes Barbares [ Livre dédicacé par l'auteur ]

      Alphonse Lemerre 1872 - Edition définitive, Revue & considérablement augmentée, 1 vol. in-8 br., Alphonse Lemerre, Paris, 1872, 2 ff., 350 pp. et 1 f. n. ch. Envoi autographe signé de Leconte de Lisle "A Mademoiselle Broisat, hommage des sympathies respectueuses de l'auteur". Etat moyen (dos fendu, traces de colle en dos, manques en couv., des rouss., exemplaire à restaurer) pour ce rare exemplaire de l'oeuvre majeure de Leconte de Lisle, dédicacé par celui-ci à l'actrice de la Comédie Française Emilie Broisat (1846-1929). Langue: Français [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Through the looking glass, and what Alice found there

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1872. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. John Tenniel. FIRST EDITION. FIRST ISSUE. Dated 1872 but actually published in time for Christmas 1871. 8vo. Illustrated with fifty engravings by John Tenniel. Triple gilt ruled borders on boards which each have a circular illustration, of the Red and the White Queens, within triple lined frames. Dark green coated endpapers.The endpaper has split along the rear inner hinge, however the hinge is still firm and tight. The front hinge firm and uncracked. All edges gilt. The boards are a slightly rubbed & bumped to the edge, as to be expected, the top of the spine is a little frayed. The cloth on the rear hinge is a little worn and frayed; inside some light thumbing, mainly from book dealers checking the misprint on page 21 where the printers typed 'wade' and not 'wabe'. A very good copy of this famous classic which is a notoriously difficult book to find in good original condition.

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

      Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1872, No Binding, Book Condition: Fine, First edition. 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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        La chanson de Roland

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

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        The History of The Decline And Fall of The Roman Empire

      Oxford: Talboys and Wheeler, 1872. Leather bound. Fine. Oxford: Talboys and Wheeler, 1872. Leather bound. Eight volumes. Large octavo. Limited to fifty copies. The History of The Decline And Fall of The Roman Empire, large paper edition, portrait illustrated frontispiece, Bound in in full tan polished calf, gilt decorations to spine and covers, brown title labels, all edges gilt , marbled endpaper. A handsome copy.

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        Picturesque America

      Appleton, New York, 1872. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. 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. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        AUTOGRAPHS [cover title]

      Boston, 1872. Oblong. Contemporary morocco, stamped in blind and gilt. Extremities rubbed, front hinge cracked. Several leaves loose. Contents clean. Good. Autograph album of noted bibliographer Charles Evans, containing the signatures of many prominent abolitionists. Signers include congressman Charles Sumner; abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison; preacher, author, and philosopher James Freeman Clarke; artist Edmund Quincy; historian Samuel Eliot; scientist Louis Agassiz; abolitionist and author Thomas Wentworth Higginson; actress Charlotte Cushman; author Elizabeth Stuart Phelps; abolitionist Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar; publisher James T. Fields; author William Adams; and other New England notables. Charles Evans (1850-1935) began his career as a librarian and bibliographer at the Boston Athenaeum (these autographs were collected during his last two years there) and is best known for his AMERICAN BIBLIOGRAPHY, a catalogue of American imprints from 1639 to 1800, cited as "Evans" in our cataloguing. He is noted as one of the American Library Association's 100 most important library leaders of the 20th century.

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        The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. With Photographic and Other Illustrations.

      1st.Ed., 2nd issue. London 1872. (John Murray). 8vo. VI,374,4 s. VII billedplansjer. Illustrert. Orig. grønt helsjirtingbd. med dekor i gull og blindtrykk Svakt slitt. Samtidig navnetrekk på tittelbl

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        Picturesque America;: Or, The Land we live in

      D. Appleton and Co 1872 - 2 volume set. Publisher's 1/2 moroccan leather binding over pebbled cloth. Gilt ruled. All edges gilt. Hardcover. Shelfwear. Marbled end pages. vi, 568, viii + 576 p. in 48 pts. : fronts., ill., plates. ; 34 cm. Clean, unmarked pages. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ATLANTE DI BOTANICA POPOLARE. Ossia illustrazione di piante notevoli di ogni famiglia.

      Napoli, presso Raimondo Petraroja Editore, 1872-1886. In folio (mm. 393x270), 4 voll., mz. pelle rossa coeva (piatti in cartonato con aloni), dorso a cordoni con decoraz. a secco ai riquadri e (rifatti) i tit. in oro. L?'Atlante è composto da 1 vol. di Introduzione e 3 voll. di complessive 398 (su 399) tavole, ciascuna con dettagliata descrizione della pianta raffigurata (nome volgare e scientifico, della famiglia, genere, specie, geografia, usi) stampata su una o più pagine. Manca la sola tavola 37 "Il crescione" nel primo vol. Importante e celebrata opera di botanica per lo straordinario apparato iconografico di cui è composta: sono bellissime immagini litografate e colorate d?'epoca (solo alcune in seppia), ad eccezione di quelle contenute nel?'Iintroduzione, tutte disegnate dal vero da diversi artisti. Questa monumentale edizione è così suddivisa: - Volume di Introduzione (1881-1886), pp. (4),167, con compless. 38 tavv. litografate in b.n., ciasc. con numerose figure, sempre precedute da 1 o 2 pp. di descrizione - Volume 1° (1872-1876), con 152 tavole - Volume 2° (1876-1880), con 110 tavole (da 153 a 262) - Volume 3° (1881-1886), con 137 tavole (da 263 a 399). Tutti i volumi hanno una bellissima antiporta colorata. Uno degli autori, Vincenzo Tenore (1825-1886), era nipote del più famoso Michele Tenore, botanico napoletano che fu prefetto del Reale orto botanico. Giuseppe Antonio Pasquale (1820-1893), originario di Anoia Superiore, Calabria, fu professore di botanica all?'Università di Napoli. Patriota fervente, combatté a Curtatone e Montanara. Si occupò di floristica e fu il primo a studiare i muschi dell?'Italia meridionale. Così Diz. Treccani, IX, p.98. "Edizione originale" di opera molto rara a trovarsi completa. Una tav. ben restaur. per manc. margin. e una per lungo strappo; le pagg. di testo hanno talvolta uniformi arross. o fiorit., o strappi (ma ben restaurati); le tavole sono ben conservate e complessivam. è un buon esemplare.

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        Mes Premières années de Paris.

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

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        Atelierdarstellung. Bleistiftzeichnung.

      Mongrammiert und datiert: "RT [oder RH] 1872". - 21,1 x 27,9 cm. Die im Zentrum genau ausgearbeitete, ansonsten schwungvoll gezeichnete Darstellung zeigt den vor einer Staffelei sitzenden Künstler bei der Arbeit, der einem hinter ihm stehenden Besucher oder Modell einige Münzen reicht. Im Hintergrund sind ein fertiges Frauenbildnis sowie ein Ofen und Lebensmittel zu erkennen. - Versandkosten auf Anfrage. Sprache: Deutsch

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

      Philadelphia: Historical Society of Philadelphia. Good with no dust jacket. 1872. First Edition. Half-Leather. Marbled paper boards with red leather spine. Heavy rubbing and half inch pieces missing from spine ends. Gilt and bands on spine, binding tight. Marbled endpapers have chips, and first free endpaper is loose and missing pieces. Ex-library bookplate from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the publishers, which indicates the date and presenter of the speech. Text has several lined blank pages as filler on either end. Light soil on some pages. Laid in is a signed handwritten memo from the letterhead of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania from John William Wallace, President, regarding the society thanking General William Watts Hart Davis, or W. W. H. Davis, for his presentation, dated the same date as the speech. John William Wallace was an attorney and recorder of decisions of the Supreme Court for many years. The memo is also signed by the secretary of the society, James Shrigley, a Civil War chaplain. The memo and some pages of the speech have the blind stamp of the society. First page has a handwritten note, "May 13th, 1872, by W. W. H. Davis." Speech text has a few minor penciled corrections. The speech gives a summary of the Spanish Conquest and Pueblo Revolts in New Mexico. General Davis was a Colonel in the Mexican War of 1846-1848 and a Brigadier General in the Civil War. He authored several books including El Gringo; Or, New Mexico and Her People, a personal account of his time in 1850s New Mexico as district attorney. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 41 pp; Signed by Editor .

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        Fachmännische Berichte über die österreichisch-ungarische Expedition nach Siam, China und Japan. (1868-1871) Im Auftrag des k. k. Handelsministeriums redigirt und herausgegeben von Dr. Karl von Scherzer, Ersten Beamten der Expedition.

      Stuttgart, Julius Maier, 1872 Gr.8°, XVI; 418 S; 494 S.(Anhang), 2 Faltkarte (Indien, Weltkarte) einge Abb. u Statistiken., Kart. geprägt, Kanten etwas berieben, papierbedingt gebräunt, Weltkarte stockfleckig, sonst gutes Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe; selten vollständig.- Zweck der Expedition war der Abschluß von Handels- u. Schiffahrtsverträgen mit Siam. China u. Japan sowie die Untersuchung der Handelsverhältnisse. Absatzmöglichkeiten österr. Waren usw. (Cordier. Henri: «Bibliotheca Sinica. Dictionnaire bibliographique des ouvrages relatifs a l`Empire Chinois. Deuxieme edition revue. corrigee et considerablement augmentee». 569) Versand D: 20,00 EUR Reisen - Asien China Japan

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        Alice?s Adventures In Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.

      London: MacMillan and Co. 1872 & 1886, 1872. Octavo, bound by Bayntun Riviere in full crushed red morocco, all edges gilt, emblematic gilt spine compartments, raised bands, gilt turn-ins, gilt figure of the White Rabbit on front cover of Alice, gilt figure of the Red Queen on front cover of Looking-Glass, original cloth covers and spines bound in. Cloth slipcase. Alice'a Adventures in Wonderland is a later printing. Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There is a first edition, first printing. Illustrated by John Tenniel, text illustrated. A stunning set. Alice's Adventures were "born on a golden afternoon" in July 1862, when the Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (better known as Lewis Carroll) took the three small daughters of Dean Liddell of Christ Church on a boating trip up the Isis. Carroll delighted the three children by relating Alice's adventures, and eventually promised his favorite among the three, Alice Liddell, to write the story down for her. Through the Looking-Glass can be seen as a mirror image of the Alice's Adventures. For example, the latter begins outdoors in the warmth of May 4 and uses the imagery of playing cards, while the former begins indoors on a snowy, cold November 4 and uses the imagery of chess. "The two Alice books completed the reinstatement of the imagination, so long disapproved of by the opponents of fairy stories, to its proper place. ?'Alice is, in a word, a book of that extremely rare kind which will belong to all the generations to come until the language becomes obsolete?'" (Carpenter & Prichard, 102).

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        The Works Of William Makepeace Thackeray

      73 - London - Smith, Elder and Co. 1872 - An attractive twelve volume set of the Thackeray's works, in very attractive leather bindings and with frontispiece plates and illustrations throughout. The set contains the following works:Volume I: Vanity FairVolume II: History of PendennisVolume III: The NewcomesVolume IV: The History of Henry Esmond and The Memoirs of Barry LyndonVolume V: The VirginiansVolume VI: The Adventues of Phillip and A Shabby Genteel StoryVolume VII: Paris Sketch Book and Irish Sketch BookVolume VIII: The Great Hoggarty DiamondVolume IX: The Book of SnobsVolume X: Roundabout Papers and Four GeorgesVolume XI: Catherine and Lovel The Widower etcVolume XII: Christmas BooksWilliam Makepeace Thackeray (18 July 1811 24 December 1863) was an English novelist of the 19th century. He was famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society. He worked for Fraser's Magazine, a sharp-witted and sharp-tongued conservative publication, for which he produced art criticism, short fictional sketches, and two longer fictional works, Catherine and The Luck of Barry Lyndon. From 1837 to 1840 he also reviewed books for The Times. Later, through his connection to the illustrator John Leech, he began writing for the newly created Punch magazine, where he published The Snob Papers, later collected as The Book of Snobs. In the early 1840s, Thackeray had some success with two travel books, The Paris Sketch Book and The Irish Sketch Book. He achieved more recognition with his Snob Papers (serialised 1846/7, published in book form in 1848), but the work that really established his fame was the novel Vanity Fair, which first appeared in serialised installments beginning in January 1847. Even before Vanity Fair completed its serial run, Thackeray had become a celebrity, sought after by the very lords and ladies whom he satirised; they hailed him as the equal of Dickens. On 23 December 1863, after returning from dining out and before dressing for bed, Thackeray suffered a stroke and was found dead in his bed in the morning. His death at the age of fifty-two was entirely unexpected, and shocked his family, friends, and reading public. An estimated 7000 people attended his funeral at Kensington Gardens. He was buried on 29 December at Kensal Green Cemetery, and a memorial bust sculpted by Marochetti can be found in Westminster Abbey. Condition: In decorative calf binding with gilt detailing. Extrnally smart, there is some minor wear to the extremities, joints and backstrips only, as well as some markings to boards. Internally the pages are firmly bound and largely bright and clean throughout aside from some foxing to endpages and the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Carthusian. (Three Volumes October 1872 to August 1884.)

      Asher & Walbrook, H. Stedman, R. B. Stedman, , 1872. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to. Three volumes in original period 3/4 vellum bindings with marbled boards, title and volume number in gilt on small red leather spine back strip. Bound by A. Cox 18 St. John St., Cambridge. Marbled boards are lightly rubbed, shelf wear, vellum in nice shape with very minor soiling. Interior of the three volumes are clean with the very mildest of foxing at a few end papers. Volume three includes the index of the three volumes and is dated August 1885. Charterhouse boarding school. An attractive, rare three volume set.

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        1) Drei Phantasiestücke. Op. 111. - 2) Waldscenen. 9 Stücke. Op. 82. - 3) Faschingsschwank aus Wien. 5 Fantasie-Bilder. Op. 26. - 4) Nachtstücke für das Pianoforte. Op. 23. - 5) Gavotte für Pianoforte. Op. 18.1. - 6) Polka (Boheme). Op. 82.7. - 7) Sérénade. Op. 22.1. - 8) ?O du mein holder Abendstern?. Recitativ und Romanze aus der Oper ?Tannhäuser? von R. Wagner. - 9) Largo. - 10) Neue practische Guitarrenschule. 1) Russisch u. Deutsch. Nouvelle édition redigée par N. Rubinstein et M. Balakireff. Corigée par Ch. Klindworth. - 2) Russisch u. Deutsch. Nouvelle édition redigée par N. Rubinstein et M. Balakireff. Dédiés à A. Preusser. - 3) Nouvelle édition redigée par N. Rubinstein et M. Balakireff. Dédiés à S. de Sire. - 4) Rev. u. bezeichnet

      1) Jurgenson - 2) Jurgenson - 3) Jurgenson - 4) Pohle - 5) Hainauer - 6) Jurgenson - 7) Breitkopf & Härtel - 8) Jurgenson - 9) Cranz - 10) Schuberth 1) [ca. 1872], - 2) [ca. 1872], - 3) [ca. 1872], - 4) [ca. 1887], - 5) [ca. 1887], - 6) [ca. 1880], - 7) [ca. 1882], - 8) [ca. 1885], - 9) [ca. 1885], - 10) [ca. 1840],, 1) Moscou, - 2) Moscou, - 3) Moscou, - 4) Hamburg, - 5) Breslau, - 6) Moscou, - 7) Leipzig, - 8) Moscou, - 9) Hamburg, - 10) Hamburg/Leipzig, - 4°, 1) 7 S., - 2) 17 S., - 3) 23 S., - 4) 19 S., - 5) 7 S., - 6) 6 S., - 7) 7 S., - 8) 9 S., - 9) 5 S., - 10) 23 S., Halblederbd. mit handschriftl. Titelschild - 1) Pl.Nr. 417 - 2) Pl.Nr. 411 - 3) Pl.Nr. 404 - 4) Pl.Nr. H.P. 670 - 5) Pl.Nr. J. 2955,1 H. - 6) Pl.Nr. 3981 - 7) Pl.Nr. 15946 (gestoch. Noten) - 8) Pl.Nr. 1181 - 9) Pl.Nr. 24127 - 10) Pl.Nr. 521 (Text und Noten gestochen) - mit Besitzvermerken und handschriftl. Inhaltsverzeichnis von Else von Sivers (verh. von Stackelberg), vereinzelt schwach stockfleckig, wenige Bleistiftanmerkungen, Einband berieben 1) (Oeuvres complètes pour le Piano de R. Schumann) - 2) (Oeuvres complètes pour le Piano de R. Schumann) - 3) (Oeuvres complètes pour le Piano de R. Schumann) - 4) (Rob. Schumann?s Werke. Fünfte Serie) - 6) (Danses nationales pour le piano par Antoine Rubinstein) - 7) (Trois Serenades pour le Piano) - 8) (Fr. Liszt. Compositions célèbres, 83), 1) (Oeuvres complètes pour le Piano de R. Schumann) - 2) (Oeuvres complètes pour le Piano de R. Schumann) - 3) (Oeuvres complètes pour le Piano de R. Schumann) - 4) (Rob. Schumann?s Werke. Fünfte Serie) - 6) (Danses nationales pour le piano par Antoine Rubinstein) - 7) (Trois Serenades pour le Piano) - 8) (Fr. Liszt. Compositions célèbres, 83).

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        Om Arternes Oprindelse ved Kvalitetsvalg eller ved de heldigst stillede Formers Sejr i Kampen for Tilværelsen. Efter Originalens femte Udgave oversat af J.P. Jacobsen.

      Kjøbenhavn, Gyldendalske Boghandel (F. Hegel), 1872. 8vo. Bound in contemporary half calf with 4 raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Spine rubbed. A few light brownspots throughout. Otherwise a fine and clean copy. (10), XIII, 605, (1) + 1 plate.. The Scarce first Danish edition (translated from the 5. edition) of Darwin's monumental "On the Origin of Species". "In 1872 the book was translated into Danish by the young botanist J. P. Jacobsen. He was soon to become a celebrated novelist famous for Marie Grubbe - A Lady of the Seventeenth Century (1876) and Niels Lyhne (1880). In the early 1870's, however, he was still dedicated to science. In 1873 he received the University of Copenhagen's Gold Medal for his work on desmids, single-celled green freshwater algae. The Descent of Man was also translated by Jacobsen and appeared in 1874-75. "In the early 1870s [With the Danish translation] the literary critic Georg Brandes started promoting Darwin's ideas as part of his liberal ideology and soon Darwinism became the mark of a new generation of intellectuals. Both the Steenstrup circle and the Brandes circle held Darwin in high esteem, but made completely different attributions to his theory. Consequently they both decided to raise money separately for the same Darwin. Darwin had borrowed the collection of barnacles from the Zoology Museum in Copenhagen with the help of Steenstrup. As a compliment Darwin sent him a signed copy of the Origin. Steenstrup acknowledged Darwin as an important fellow naturalist, but like many of his colleagues at the University of Copenhagen he never accepted evolutionary theory. The initial scientific reaction to Darwin's work on evolution by means of natural selection was respectful, but made few converts. memorial in 1882. Independently, Darwinism transformed as it became part of popular culture. "(Kjærsgaard, Darwinism comes to Denmark)Freeman: 643. (PMM 344 - first edition)

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [together with:] Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. With Forty-Two [and] Fifty Illustrations by John Tenniel.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1866 & 1872 - 2 works, octavo (187 x 117; 177 x 117 mm). Late 20th century red full calf by Bayntun, spines emblematically tooled in gilt, twin green morocco labels, two-line gilt border on sides enclosing gilt stamps of the White Rabbit and Red Queen, richly gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, original cloth covers and spines bound-in. Housed in a fleece-lined red cloth slipcase. Early presentation inscription on half-title of Wonderland (dated "Xmas 1865"). A few light marks to bindings. Illustrated throughout by Sir John Tenniel. First published editions, first issue of Through the Looking-Glass (with the misspelling of "wabe" on p. 21). Famously, the first edition of 2,000 copies of Wonderland was recalled by Dodgson, due to what either he, or Tenniel, felt to be the unsatisfactory reproduction of Tenniel's illustrations; "it has been questioned whether the first edition [of 1865] was ever published, in the strict sense of being on sale to the public and sent to the copyright libraries. Assuming that only a strict 2,000 copies were printed at the Clarendson Press, Dodgson seems to have regained all but 10 copies" (Williams, Madan & Green). For this new edition the book was entirely reset by Richard Clay and was published in November 1865, although dated "1866". It is this version which formed the basis for all future Macmillan editions. A handsomely bound set. Williams, Madan & Green 46 & 84. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There

      New York: Macmillan, 1872. First Edition, American issue. Printed from English sheets with "wabe" misspelled "wade" on p. 21. 12mo (18.5cm.); original red pictorial gilt-embossed and triple-ruled cloth, black glazed endpapers; [12],224pp.; frontispiece, illus. in text throughout. Expertly recased, extremities a bit darkened with a few tiny soil spots to both covers, spine ends gently rubbed; textblock about fine. A Very Good, presentable copy.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Council Journal of the Seventh Session of the Legislative Assembly, of the Territory of Montana, Begun and Held at Virginia City

      "New North West" Deer Lodge, Montana: James H. Mills, Public Printer. 1872. First. First edition. Thin octavo. 123pp. Legal calf with red and black morocco spine labels gilt. Shelf numbers at base of the spine, small label remnant front pastedown, splits along the front joint threatening to detach, but otherwise near very good. On the front pastedown is written: "Council Chambers, Va. City, Montana. April 27th 1873." Also written large on the front fly, in the same hand is written "His Excellency Brigham Young with complts. Yours, Rept. [name indecipherable]." Account of the Assembly, among the listed members of the Council is Third District representative Seth Bullock. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        A Handbook of the Birds of Egypt

      London: John Van Voorst, 1872. Hardcover. Used: Good. A review of the birds previously recoarded or collected by the author on his travels to Egypt, up the Nile from Alexandria to the Second Cataract with an excursion to Faroom. Fourteen fine handcolored lithographs by J.G. Keuleman (Plate XIV bound out of order). Crudely rebacked, pp.103-106 loose. Marginal notations in ink by previous owner W.G. Van Dyck.

      [Bookseller: Buteo Books]
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