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        Lombard Street:

      New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Co.,, 1873. A Description of the Money Market. Octavo. Original brick red net-grain cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, abstract decorations in black, pale yellow endpapers. Ownership stamp and inscription in ink of Edward A. Moen to front endpapers and initial blank, with received stamp dated October 11 1873. Spine ends frayed, corners worn, pale mark to font board; a very good copy, partly unopened. First US edition, published the same year as the first UK edition and bound to the same design except for the publisher's name in gilt at the foot of the spine. Described by J. M. Keynes as "an undying classic", Lombard Street analyses the operation of the British financial system, focusing on the economic role of the Bank of England. Bagehot's recommendation that the Bank alter gold reserves based on economic cycles was highly influential, and the book was considered authoritative into the 20th century. "The wonderful clearness of Bagehot's power of statement, his exact knowledge of the subject treated on, together with his firm grasp of economic theory, have caused this volume to exert an influence which few books on a subject naturally so dry have possessed" (Palgrave I, p. 81).

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        Signed Photo with Score 1941

      Russian composer, pianist and conductor (1873-1943), one of the greatest composers and pianists of his time. Beautiful photo of the composer, shown composing on his desk, inscribed and dated by him in 1941, just 2 years before his passing away. Size is 8 x 10 inches, in excellent condition

      [Bookseller: Tamino Autographs]
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        [Manuscript Contract]: Between Lewis W. Wimbish and Thomas Jeffreys, an African-American Farm Hand, for the year 1873

      [Virginia], 1873. Fine. Folio. Measuring 7.75" x 12". A "Memorandum of Agreement" consisting of two manuscript pages, Signed by Wimbish, Jeffreys (with his "X" mark), and a witness (A.S. Lee). Fine. An exceptional example of a Reconstruction Era contract between a white landowner and African-American farmhand in Virginia. The yearlong contract was "made and entered into this the first day of January in the year 1873, by and between Lewis W. Wimbish and Thomas Jeffreys, a colored laborer."Wimbish employed Jeffreys "to do labor and service for him as a farm hand ... ending with the 31st of December of the same year ... [and] agrees and hereby obligates himself to pay to the said Thomas Jeffreys for his said services as farm hand and general laborer ... the sum of Sixty Dollars ... ." Wimbish further agrees to furnish Jeffreys with three barrels of corn, one hundred and twenty five pounds of pork ..." and to have "one day of each week ... to be devoted ... in laboring for himself in the cultivation of such crops as he ... may choose ... ." He also must provide Jeffreys with a house. Jeffreys "on his part ... agrees to serve the said L.W. Wimbish faithfully and continuously ... as a farm hand and general laborer ... ."Although the location of the Wimbish estate is not indicated on the contract, Lewis W. Winbish (b. 1846) is identified elswhere as head of the family in Mecklenburg County, Virginia; and Federal census records identify Thomas Jeffreys as a black farmer born in Virginia (about 1837). A scarce survival in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Lobgesänge in Prosa / aus dem Englischen von Mrs. G. Mayo.

      Also titled: Mrs. Barbauld's hymns in prose for children. Adelaide : Wm. Eggers & Eimer, 1873. Small quarto, original full blue roan with gilt vignette on each board, both boards with triple gilt rule (lacking backstrip, upper board detached), all edges gilt, green china clay endpapers, early inscription to verso of front endpaper 'Mrs. Humphry with my kind regards', pp 81, chromolithographed title-page with initials illuminated by hand in colour and gilt, 16 hand-coloured plates by Charles Turner, and a further 15 illuminated initials; parallel text in German and English; the leaves with only very occasional mild spotting, else internally clean and fresh. Not in Muir. This extraordinary work, published in Adelaide for the South Australian German Lutheran community by leading German printer Wilhelm Eggers, is a dual language edition of Hymns in prose by Barbauld with English text and facing German translation. It features numerous fine chromolithographs by Charles Turner of Australian and European scenes, as well as exquisite hand-illuminated initials in the style of a Mediaeval psalter. In all facets of its design - typography, chromolithography, and binding - this publication sets a standard that is quite exceptional for colonial Australian book production. The translator, Mrs. G. Mayo, can be confidently identified as Henrietta Mayo (Henrietta Mary Donaldson, 1852-1930), wife of George Gibbes Mayo, a member of one of Adelaide's most prominent familes. The artist, Charles Turner, was later to become a successful lithographer and illustrator in Melbourne; his great talent as a chromolithographer is already demonstrated in his significant contribution to this Adelaide publication of the early 1870s. An earlier Australian edition was published (probably in Adelaide, but publisher unknown) in 1871, but it contained only 3 plates (by Charles Troedel) and no hand coloured decoration. It is, therefore, not nearly as desirable as the 1873 edition. However, extant copies of either edition are now considered rarities. The fact that only a handful of examples appear to have survived may be directly attributable to the strong anti-German sentiment in South Australia during the First World War, which was almost certainly responsible for the destruction of many German-language publications. Only three copies of the 1873 edition are recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of South Australia; State Library of New South Wales).

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        Documents Inédits Sur L'Histoire De France. Inscriptions De La France Du Ve Siècle Au XVIIIe. Troisième Série. Archéologie.

      Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1873-1883. 4to. Five vols. Bound in crimson library cloth, gilt-lettered spines, t.e.g.; 33 engraved plates hors texte, numerous figures within the text; the margins to the last three pages of Vol. II, the first two pages of Vol. III and the fore-edge of Vol. V, reinforced, ex-libris the National Art Library, V&A, with its neat ink de-accession stamp to the verso of the title-pages, otherwise a bright, clean set. First edition. A comprehensive survey of the monuments of Paris.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1873. First edition, this the copy of the Mountain Club of Eastern Africa, Uganda, with signed presentation to the members from the Author's grand nephew affixed to the front pastedown. There are no other institutional or ex-libris markings. With a large folding map with routes in colour and 11 nicely engraved illustrative plates including a portrait of the author as frontispiece. 8vo, original dark blue cloth lettered in gilt and pictorially decorated in black on the upper cover, the spine gilt lettered. xiii, 525, [2] pp. Scarce in original cloth and rarely found in found in acceptable condition, this copy with old expert restoration to the cloth, rebacked with original spine panel preserved, endpapers refreshed, internally very good with more mild toning than is usually found with this title, the spotting only light and occasional, one plate with a closed tear with no loss. VERY SCARCE, RARE IN THE ORIGINAL CLOTH AND STILL MORE RARE IN ANYTHING BUT POOR CONDITION. THE WORK IS KNOWN TO MOST ONLY FROM THE REPRINT OF NEARLY 100 YEAR LATER. THE BOOK RELATES THE FIRST ASCENT OF KILIMINJARO. The author was a missionary, a member of the Livingstone Search and Relief Expedition, and was also an accomplished artist and photographer. The engraved plates in this volume are reproduced mostly from his own sketches and photos. Of great interest is the author's account of his attempt to reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, with which he became the first European to successfully reach the snow line. New made a thorough study of the environment of the mountain and recovered a large number of native plants from the mountain slopes, which he then gave to Joseph Dalton Hooker from the Kew Gardens in London. New also discovered the crater lake of Jala, the mountain's only volcanic lake, at Kilimanjaro's foot to the south-east of Mawenzi. For his geographical exploits was honored by the Royal Geographical Society with a gold chonometer in April 1874.

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        The Dream-God, or, A Singular Evolvement of Thought in Sleep, inscribed copy, 1873

      New York: Printed for the Author by Anderson & Ramsay, 1873. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, c. 1873. 8vo, original brown pebbled cloth with title and author stamped in gilt on front cover, 50 pp, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR: 'Miss Lena Otis, with the compliments of the Author, August 1876.' Very good copy. OCLC records only 6 copies. Cuningham, a native of South Carolina, reports on a dream he had under the influence of morphine, when he was severely burned, laid up in bed, took 3/8 of a grain -- sometime in 1868 -- and had a dream that lasted nine or ten hours, in which a ghostly figure who announces himself as The Spirit of Morphine takes the dreamer on a journey to the Arctic (as well as Paris and Bordeaux etc.) and converses with him and other spirits on politics, culture, The Infinite, etc. Very rare drug-related book, especially so inscribed.

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        Minnie Hauck" //

      1873 - handkolorierter Holzstich; 16 x 13 cm; (handcoloured Wood-engraving) // Gut erhaltenes Blatt. In good state

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kurt Pflugmacher]
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        Die Brücken der Gegenwart. Systematisch geordnete Sammlung der geläufigsten neueren Brückenconstructionen, gezeichnet von Studirenden des Brückenbaus an der Kgl. rheinisch-westphälischen, polytechnischen Schule zu Aachen. Zum Gebrauche bei Vorlesungen und Privatstudien über Brückenbau, sowie beim Berechnen, Entwerfen und Veranschlagen von Brücken.

       Aachen, Mayer 1873-76 u. Lpz., Baumgärtner 1884-91. 2°. Mit insges. 603 Textholzschn. u. 29 (dav. 18, lithogr. Taf. HLn. d. Zt. Tit. gestemp. I. Abt. (Text) u. III. Abt. in EA.Enthält: I. Abt./Heft 1-5: \"Eiserne Brücken\" (Nur Text, ohne Taf.); I. Abt./Heft 1: \"Die Massiv- und Blechbalkenbrücken\". 2. völlig umgearb. u. stark verm. Aufl. Mit 135 Holzschn. u. 7 (dav. 6 lithogr. Taf.; I. Abt./Heft 2: \"Die eisernen Balkenbrücken mit gegliederten Parallelträgern. 2. völlig umgearb. u. stark verm. Aufl. Mit 226 Holzschn. u. 7 (dav. 6, lithogr. Taf.; II. Abt./Heft 1: \"Durchlässe und kleine gewölbte Brücken. 2. völlig. umgearb. u. stark verm. Aufl. Mit 183 Textabb. u. 9 (dav. 6, lithogr. Taf.; III. Abt.: Hölzerne Brücken und Lehrgerüste. Mit 63 Textholzschn. u. 6, lithogr. Taf.; Versand D: 4,00 EUR Kunst, Architektur, Technik

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        Weltausstellung 1873 in Wien, 14 Originale Foto Tafeln, Verlag der Wiener Photographen Association Albumin auf Karton mit Bildtitel und Nummerierung

      RARITÄT HISTORISCHE FOTOGRAFIE - WELTAUSSTELLUNG WIEN 1873 Weltausstellung in Wien 1873 - Verlag der Wiener Photographen Association 14 großformatige Original Fotografien Albumin auf Karton Original Foto Handabzug auf Albumin Karton mit Bildtitel Nummerierung und Prägestempel Die Wiener Weltausstellung fand vom 01.03.-02.11.1873 statt und war die erste ihrer Art im deutschsprachigen Raum. Für die Stadt Wien und das Österreichische Kaiserhaus damals ein Prestige Objekt ersten Ranges. Die Planung und Vorbereitung der Ausstellung begann eng verbunden mit dem wirtschaftlichen Aufstieg Österreichs bereits Ende der 1860iger Jahre, die Gesamtkosten wurden mit mehr als 16 Millionen Gulden veranschlagt. Auf der Ausstellung waren mehr 35 Nationen vertreten unterteilt in 26 Gruppen und 174 Sektionen ein absolutes Mega Event der damaligen Epoche. Von der Ausstellung wurden mehr als 2000 großformatige fotografische Aufnahmen zu Dokumentationszwecken angefertigt. Sie zählen heute zu den besonderen Stücken früher historischer Objekt Architektur und Technik Fotografie. Folgende Fotografien werden Größe Format Karton 43cm x 31cm Bild Größe Foto 25cm x 20cm (beide leicht variabel) Bildtafeln leicht gewellt ohne Risse und Knicke jedoch Alters und Randspuren Karton leicht stockfleckig Karton teilweise an den Rändern beschnitten in üblicher zeitgemäßer Erhaltung diese Punkte berücksichtigt guter Gesamtzustand (eine fachgerechte Reinigung/ der Blätter wird dem trotzdem Käufer empfohlen) Westportal der Kunsthalle Bildnummer 157 Haupteingang mit der Rotunde Bildnummer 193 Halle Wiener Porzellan Bildnummer 291 Ohne Titel Bildnummer 462 Westlicher Flügel des ägyptischen Palais Bildnummer 463 China und Persien Bildnummer 527 Kaiser Pavillon Bildnummer 720 Kunsthalle französische Bildnummer 717 Plastik und Figuren Gezwungene Bitte Skulptur Pietro Guanerico Bildnummer 114 Penelope Gezwungene Bitte Skulptur L Drossis Bildnummer 150 Der erwachende Amor Brodzky Rom Bildnummer 879 Die blinde Nidia Jacob Ginotti Skulptur Bildnummer 951 Die Jugend Rafaels Pietro Guanerico Bildnummer 982 Die Nacht Plastik Leopold Ansigloni Bildnummer 1000 Seltenes Stücke von hohen Dokumentationswert. Ein Geschenk für Freunde Sammler Blätter auch zum Rahmen geeignet. Guter Zustand. Die ausgewählten Bilder haben eine unterschiedliche Auflösung was die Wiedergabe durch den Scan beeinträchtigen kann. Versand erfolgt natürlich fachgerecht

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        Japan - Beiträge zur Kenntnis des Landes und seiner Bewohner

      Asien - 1. und Einzigste Auflage , ( Entered according to Act of Congress in the Southern District of New York by W. Heyne Jan. 1873 ) II S. + 99 S. + 1 S. + 50 Tafeln mit Seidenhemdchen + jeweils 2 S. Text erläuternder Text dazu ,Originalganzleinen mit Deckel - und Rückentitel, etwas gelockert , 2 Einbandkanten stärker bestoßen, Erhaltung 2 += Peter Bernhard Wilhelm Heine (* 30. Januar 1827 in Dresden 5. Oktober 1885 in Kötzschenbroda[1], heute Radebeul auch William Heine) war ein deutscher Maler, Schriftsteller und Reisender,Heine studierte an der Dresdner Kunstakademie und bei Julius Hübner, anschließend ging er zu Studienzwecken für drei Jahre nach Paris. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Dresden arbeitete er als Theatermaler und Kunstlehrer. Wegen seiner Teilnahme an den Aufständen 1848/1849 musste er, unterstützt durch Alexander von Humboldt, 1849 nach New York fliehen, wo er am Broadway ein Atelier eröffnete. Auf Einladung des Archäologen und Diplomaten Ephraim George Squier bereiste er 1851 auch Lateinamerika, vertrat Squier, bis dieser nach ihm eintraf, als Konsul, und dokumentierte und malte viele einheimische Pflanzen (Wanderbilder aus Centralamerika, 1853). Zurück in Washington, D.C. traf er Präsident Millard Fillmore und Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry und schloss sich im Jahr darauf Perrys Expedition nach Japan an. Als Mitglied in dessen Stab gelang es ihm, von dem damals noch für Ausländer gesperrten Edo viele Zeichnungen zu machen. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach New York wurden diese und viele andere 1855 veröffentlicht. Es folgten seine Erinnerungen Reise um die Welt nach Japan (2 Bde., Leipzig, 1856), denen später (1859) noch ein 3. oder Supplementband unter dem Titel Die Expedition in die Seen von China, Japan und Okhotsk (Leipzig,1859) folgte. Kurz darauf erschien als separates Werk noch "Japan und seine Bewohner" (Leipzig, 1860), das ebenfalls auf Erfahrungen und Studien im Zusammenhang mit dieser Reise beruht.In Berlin erreichte Heine 1860 die Einladung, als Reisemaler die preußische Eulenberg-Expedition nach Ostasien mitzumachen. Während dieser Reise traf er in Jokohama den nach Europa zurückkehrenden russischen Revolutionär Michael Bakunin nach seiner Flucht aus Sibirien.Zurück in den USA wurde Heine einer der Forty-Eighters, der wegen der 1848er Revolution geflohenen Europäer, die im Amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg meist auf Seiten der Unionstruppen teilnahmen. Heine war als Landvermesser (Ingenieur-)Hauptmann der Potomac-Armee und stieg 1865 bis zum Brigadegeneral auf. Zwischendurch veröffentlichte Heine 1864 sein Hauptwerk, Eine Weltreise um die nördliche Hemisphäre in Verbindung mit der Ostasiatischen Expedition in den Jahren 1860 und 1861 (Leipzig, 2 Bände). Nach dem amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg wurde er Konsul der USA in Paris, später in Liverpool.Schließlich kehrte er 1871 nach Dresden zurück und schrieb sein letztes Buch Japan, Beiträge zur Kenntnis des Landes und Seiner Bewohner (Berlin, 187380). Um 1880 ließ er sich in Niederlößnitz in der Augustusstraße 7 (heute Käthe-Kollwitz-Straße 24) nieder. Ab 1883 wohnte er in der Meißner Straße 45 (heutige Hausnummer: 269) in Kötzschenbroda. Dieser letzte Wohnsitz Heines wurde zwischenzeitlich abgerissen= Quelle Wikepedia

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        STIELERS HAND-ATLAS. Mit 90 gestochenen und kolorierten Blättern. Beigeb.: Mayr\'s Alpenkarte in 8 Karten und der \'Specialkarte von Australien in 9 Blättern\' von A. Petermann.

      Gotha, Perthes 1873 - 1875. [komplett] 11 S. Vorbericht; gestoch. Titelbl. (= Taf. 1) 90, 8, 9, [1] Bl. 49 x 39,5 quer Originalleinen, mit neuerem Leinen an den Kanten und am Rücken verstärkt. Titelblatt wellig und fleckig, fachmännisch hinerlegte Randausbrüche ohne Textverlust. Alle Karten sauber und nur vereinzelt am Rand schwach fleckig. Insgesamt sehr gutes komplettes Exemplar mit den seltenen Petermann-Karten von Australien. So komplett und in sehr gutem Zustand selten. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1873 - 1873 Wisden : Rebound without Covers, Excellent Condition

      1873. Hi, This is a Wisden from the Adrian Ellis Collection. 1873 : Rebound without Covers in exceptional condition. This Wisden is bound in dark brown with gilt to the spine, this book is in exceptional condition, very clean pages and hardly a mark inside, one that would be hard to beat. Close trimming to just pages 11-14.

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        Das Buch Mormon Ein Bericht geschrieben von Der Hand Mormons auf Tafeln Nephi's Tafeln entnommen [German Book of Mormon]

      Bern, Switzerland: Schweiz. und deutschen Mission der Kirche Jesu Christi der heiligen der letzten Tage, 1873. Third edition. Hardcover. Very good. 519pp. Duodecimo [17.5 cm] in original textured black cloth with elaborately gilt-stamped contemporary brown sheep backstrip, all edges speckled brown. Rubbing to extremities, a few small water-stains to boards, 1/2" and 3/4" tears to front joint at top and foot, corners exposed; interior unmarked. The third German edition of the Book of Mormon was printed from the stereotype plates of the first German edition (published in 1852), with some minor typographical changes to the title page. Flake-Draper 720; Crawley 694.

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        The Works of Shakspere (sic). With notes. Imperial edition. With illustrations on Steel from pictures by C.W. Cope, W. P. Frith, C. R. Leslie, Vernon and others. (A biography of William Shakespeare by C. Knight. revised). In 2 volumes, complete with 44 engraved plates.

      London, Virtue & Co, n.d. (1873-76), (1873) - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MIDDLEMARCH: A Study of Provincial Life

      1873. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1873. 2 prelininary pp undated ads, plus 4+4 pp terminal ads (the former headed "Autumn Book-List," the latter listing this as one of the "New Books"). Original green cloth. Second American Edition -- barely -- of George Eliot's best-known book, and what is today regarded as one of the greatest literary accomplishments of the 19th Century. The novel first appeared in eight wrappered five-shilling parts in England, one issued every two months beginning on 1 Dec 1871 and ending on 2 Dec 1872 (the last two were sped up) -- soon after which (early December) the novel was also available in four cloth-bound volumes. Meanwhile in America, Harper was serializing MIDDLEMARCH in Harper's Weekly, from Dec 16 1871 through Feb. 15 1873. The week of Dec 28 1872, Harper published the novel in two volumes (I dated 1872 and II dated 1873), as Vols VI and VII of their "Novels of George Eliot." Very soon thereafter (days? -- Baker & Ross does not specify a date), Harper also published the novel in one volume, in the standard two-column format of their "Library of Select Novels" -- bound either in paper wrappers or, as here, in any of three colors of cloth (including this green).~B&R cites two states of the terminal ad leaves: "Spring Book-List" listing Select Novels through No. 391, and "Summer Book-List" listing through No. 395; this copy represents a third state, "Autumn Book-List" with the list ending at No. 400. Condition is just about fine. The American MIDDLEMARCH -- either of these Harper editions -- is curiously scarce, especially in fine condition. Baker & Ross A10.5.a.

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        Vies des saints de l' Ancien et du Nouveau Testament des petits bollandistes (17 volumi rilegati più 3 supplementi in brossura)

      Louis Guerin Imprimeur, 1873. 17 volumi rilegati più 3 supplementi in brossura da 650 pagine l'uno

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        A Phrenologist amongst the Todas. Or the Study of a Primitive Tribe in South India. History, Character, Customs, Religion, Infanticide, Polyandry, Language.

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1873 - Octavo. Original red cloth, gilt-lettered spine, blind panels to boards. Spine darkened, sides marked, surface-wear to corners, front inner hinge cracked at head, but holding, contents clean. A good copy. Half-tone photographic frontispiece, 14 similar plates, 5 further plates, 4 line-drawings to the text. First edition. Marshall, an Indian Army officer, lived among the pastoral Toda people of the Nilgiri plateau while on furlough in 1870. British observers had wondered at their strange appearance and customs since the 1830s, variously identifying them as descendants of Jews, Arabs, Scythians, Druids, Romans, or even Polynesians; Marshall himself concluded that they were of Turanian origin with "much of the blameless Ethiopian about them" (p. 4). His study has been considered "a testament to the longevity of phrenology as an anthropometric science, but it received little credibility from its peers and Marshall was refused Government patronage for a second study" (Sutton, Other Landscapes: Colonialism and the Predicament of Authority in the Nineteenth Century, p. 161). The attractive plates were produced using the Autotype reproduction process, a form of halftone printing developed by the Autotype Fine Art Company, founded in 1868. There was another edition in the same year, issued by the same publisher under the title Travels amongst the Todas, the priority unknown. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Nos poires.

      - Gentbrugge, Établissement Horticulture de Louis Van Houtte, [N.D. but 1873]. Oblong folio (35.5 x 26.7 cm). 32 pp., 22 plates, numbered A-V; of which 16 (numbered A-C, J-V) in fine chromolithography, finished by hand, and tissue-guarded. Original blind-tooled cloth, with gilt title on the front board. Floral-patterned endpapers.= An extremely rare and fine monograph on Belgian pears (the title plainly meaning "Our pears"), describing no less than 431 different types of pears, including 234 different specimens of pears illustrated on 22 full colour plates, and six black and white (outline) plates, each with six images. The author was Louis Benoît Van Houtte (1810-1876). "If the nineteenth century Ghent florists had an icon, it was undoubtedly Louis Van Houtte. He traded a job at the Ministry of Finance for that of a botanist and florist. He opened a shop in Brussels, went on botanical expedition to the Brazilian jungle, was briefly director of the Brussels Botanical Garden and finally settled in Gentbrugge, where he specialized in ornamental horticulture. He was the first to bring to Europe the famous giant water lily, Victoria regina, for which he built a special greenhouse which attracted many visitors. Van Houtte was also politically active, and from 1854 until his death he was mayor of Gentbrugge. As a liberal, he also devoted much attention to the establishment of the municipal education and had built two schools. His legacy includes the famous magazine, 'L'Horticulture Belge' and the 23 volumes of the 'Flore des Serres et des Jardins de l'Europe' published between 1845 and 1883" (after B. D'Hondt, 2014). This fine pear-publication, however, is little known and must be very rare. It includes images of pear types now long forgotten, but also some pears that are still commercially successful. Some light shelfwear, spine foot frayed, private owner's stamp of P. Fenterer van Vlissingen, and earlier autograph (partly erased) in the title page top margin, otherwise a very good, clean copy. Very rare. OCLC reports only two copies, both in European libraries. Not in Nissen BBI, Raphael (An Oak Spring Pomona), or Stafleu & Cowan. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The African Sketchbook

      First edition. 2 vols. 12 maps, 10 plates and numerous other illustrations. 8vo. Fine original pictorial cloth gilt cloth,  xii, 483; vii, 529 pp. London, Smith, Elder & Co,

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        Portrait Gallery Of Eminent Men And Women Of Europe And America Complete In Two Volumes Embracing History, Statesmanship, Naval And Military Life, Philosophy, The Drama, Science, Literature And Art

      Johnson, Wilson And Company 1873 - First Edition 1873 Complete In 2 Volumes Full Padded Maroon Leather, Six Compartments On Spine W/Raised Bands, Gilt Lettering And Tooling, All Original Thick Leather Boards With Heavily Incised Decorative Around Wonderful Gilt Title And Decorative Center Of Both Volumes Front And Rear Covers. Fully Gilded Page Block Edges. Illustrated With Numerous Highly Finished Steel Engravings From Original Portraits By The Most Celebrated Artists. Biographies Include: Marie Antoinette, George Washington, Goethe, Lafayette, Jefferson, Napoleon, Lord Nelson, Lord Byron, Andrew Jackson, Prince Albert, Faraday, Henry Clay, Bismarck, Dickens, Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Disraeli, Florence Nightingale, Tennyson, U.S. Grant, Gen. Sherman, Longfellow, Charlotte Bronte, Napoleon Iii, And Many More. Red Leather Faded To Brown On Spine, Rubbing To Extremities Especially The Tips And Spine Edges, Scrape To Center Of Volume 2 Front Cover, Gilt Page Block With Only A Few Light Scratches, Ex Private Lib Sticker To Inside Rear Covers And On Free End-Paper Preceding Title Page, All Engravings Have Tissue Protecting Present So Bright And Like New, A Few Smudges To Edges Of A Few Pages, Vol 1 Has Large Brown Spot From Something Once Left Inside Front Cover That Has Bled Through End-Paper But No Further. Magnificent Originally Bound Set Solid And Complete, Scarce In Any Condition But This Is Very Nice. Pics Posted Later And More Always Available On Request. Very, Very Heavy Books. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Robinson. Periódico festivo, satírico, literario, de teatros y modas, y político hasta cierto punto .

      1873. . 1873 - . . . 1 Vol. . . Folio Mayor. Tela Artesanal. . Contiene los números del año 1 desde el 1 al 13 y desde el 15 al 18 (falto del 14). Reencuadernados en tela artesanal con tejuelo y dorados en lomera. .

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Astarloa]
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        TA, Rotunde "Das Haupt-Portal des Jndustrie-Palastes der Wiener Weltausstellung im Jahre 1873.".

      - Farblithographie b. A. Planck & Sohn Wien, 1873, 34 x 46,5 Nicht bei Nebehay-Wagner, nicht bei Paulusch, Ikonografie von Österreich. Sehr seltene und äußerst dekorative Ansicht der für die Weltausstellung 1873 errichteten Rotunde im Wiener Prater, mit reicher figürlicher Staffage; Sammlungsstempel unterhalb der Darstellung, ein kleiner Einriss oberhalb der Darstellung alt hinterlegt, gering fleckig, sonst tadellos.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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        Ya estamos (hombres perros) (el año 2000)

      Cataluña - XAVIER NOGUÉS (1873-1941) Firmado y fechado a lápiz. Ref.: Els Gravats de Xavier Nogués, Barcelona, 2007, núm. 77. La imagen muestra un detalle. La obra tiene plenos márgenes. Siglo/Century: XX Punta seca Papel vitela Grabador/Engraver: Nogués, Xavier Dibujante/Draw Artist: 1936 Altura papel/Paper height: 400 Anchura papel/Paper width: 490 Altura plancha/Plate height:325 Anchura plancha/Plate width: 245

      [Bookseller: Palau Antiguitats]
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        The Tour of the World in Eighty Days [Around the World in 80 Days]

      Boston, MA: James R. Osgood and Company, 1873.. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (without translator's name to title page). Twelvemo, pp.291. Publisher's blue blind-stamped cloth with gilt titles and ship design to upper and gilt titles to spine. All edges red with dark blue endpapers. Illustrated with black and white frontispiece. Bookplate to pastedown, pencil inscription to flyleaf, extremities worn, chipped to spine ends. Evidently the more scarce of the three binding colours; the book was also available in green and russet coloured covers.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      [Serbia and Bulgaria, June ]. 1873 - Pan and pencil drawing on paper (Good, soft folds with small tears and loss of image, old repaired tear on the left-hand side) 25 x 40 cm A unique hand drawing of the land around Balei, what is today the northmost point of Bulgaria, in Serbian Cyrillic and Ottoman Turkish was made in 1873, to establish a new border between the Ottoman Empire and Serbia. A unique hand-drawing in ink embraces the area of what is today the northmost point of Bulgaria on the river Timor, close to the town Balei, on the border with Serbia. The map shows the land between a course of the Timok river, going from the south to north part on the right-hand side, and a course of so called Old Timok – a partly dried river course, closed by a Turkish damp in the south. The notes are written in Serbian Cyrillic and in Ottoman Turkish and the map is confirmed by official Ottoman stamps and Serbian and Turkish signatures. The map was drawn in 1873, when new borders between the Ottoman Empire and the Balkans countries were set. In the same year the Banat Military Frontier, today split between Serbia and Romania, was disestablished. In 1876, Serbia declared war on the Ottoman Empire, proclaiming its unification with Bosnia. The formal independence of Serbia was internationally recognized at the Congress of Berlin in 1878.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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        El sombrero de tres picos

      España - XAVIER NOGUÉS (1873-1941) Libro:El sombrero de tres picos de Pedro Antonio de Alarcón. Colección La Cometa, núm. 4. Editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcelona, 1934. 31 Ilustraciones al aguafuerte sobre papel Arches. 232 págs. Encuadernación en cartonné con cubiertas en medio pergamino y estuche cartonné. Número 83 de 250 ejemplares. Siglo/Century: XX Aguafuerte Papel verjurado Arches Grabador/Engraver: Nogués, Xavier Dibujante/Draw Artist: 1934 Altura papel/Paper height: 270 Anchura papel/Paper width: 200 Altura plancha/Plate height: Anchura plancha/Plate width: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Palau Antiguitats]
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        Hints To Young Painters And The Process of Portrait Painting, as Practiced by The Late THOMAS SULLY

      Philadelphia: J.M Stoddart & Co. 1873. Azure blue vellum. 55 pp. Color plate of a painter's pallete which is colored by hand and also the folding chart at p. 14 which is frequently missing. Karpel (I-1351) states "...Describes materials and procedures for portrait painting. Sully's handbook reveals many of the techniques used by himself and his contemporaries, including Allston, West, Leslie and Trumbull, in the preparation of varnishes, canvases and flesh-tones." Slight separation of vellum from board on front cover, still a very desirable book in solid condition. Extremely scarce. The book was reprinted by Faber Birren and Reinhold in 1965. VG-, light soiling.

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc.]
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        Signed Photo in Elisir

      Great signed photo in role of the super star tenor (1873-1921), shown as Nemorino in L´Elisir D´Amore, dated in New York in 1909. Photo is 7 x 9.5 inches total size, and is blind stamped on front by photographer Aime Dupont, New York. Some rust spots not affecting the image or autograph, otherwise in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Tamino Autographs]
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        Die Brücken der Gegenwart. Systematisch geordnete Sammlung der geläufigsten neueren Brückenconstructionen, gezeichnet von Studirenden des Brückenbaus an der Kgl. rheinisch-westphälischen, polytechnischen Schule zu Aachen. Zum Gebrauche bei Vorlesungen und Privatstudien über Brückenbau, sowie beim Berechnen, Entwerfen und Veranschlagen von Brücken.

      Aachen, Mayer 1873-76 u. Lpz., Baumgärtner 1884-91.. 2°. Mit insges. 603 Textholzschn. u. 29 (dav. 18, lithogr. Taf. HLn. d. Zt. Tit. gestemp. I. Abt. (Text) u. III. Abt. in EA. Enthält: I. Abt./Heft 1-5: "Eiserne Brücken" (Nur Text, ohne Taf.); I. Abt./Heft 1: "Die Massiv- und Blechbalkenbrücken". 2. völlig umgearb. u. stark verm. Aufl. Mit 135 Holzschn. u. 7 (dav. 6 lithogr. Taf.; I. Abt./Heft 2: "Die eisernen Balkenbrücken mit gegliederten Parallelträgern. 2. völlig umgearb. u. stark verm. Aufl. Mit 226 Holzschn. u. 7 (dav. 6, lithogr. Taf.; II. Abt./Heft 1: "Durchlässe und kleine gewölbte Brücken. 2. völlig. umgearb. u. stark verm. Aufl. Mit 183 Textabb. u. 9 (dav. 6, lithogr. Taf.; III. Abt.: Hölzerne Brücken und Lehrgerüste. Mit 63 Textholzschn. u. 6, lithogr. Taf.;

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Detail, Cottage And Constructive Architecture Containing 75 Large Lithographic Plates.; Showing a Great Variety of Designs For Cornices, Brackets, Windows, Window Caps, Doors, Plazzas, Porches, Bay and Dormer Windows, Observatories, Towers, etc...

      NY: A.J. Bicknell & Co, 1873. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. decorated brown cloth, wear to lower spine foot. Very good. Folio, 35 x 27 cm. Seventy five lithographs plates (most with multiple images) plus lithographic frontispiece -- many plates are tinted, Included are forty-five perspectives, elevations and plans of designs for cottages with details, eighteen elevations of Summer Houses, Villas, Sea-Side-Cottages and Country Houses; together with fourteen designs for Street and Store Fronts, with Inside Finish for Stores and Banks. Seven pages of adverts including color lithographic examples of encaustic tiles (Minton floor tiles), bronzed hinges and door belts. HITCHCOCK 164. Plates clean, interior contents bright, sharp and clean, free endpaper nicked with two clean tears repaired with archival tape.

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        Eigenhändiger Brief mit voller Unterschrift "Richard Wagner".

      Bayreuth, 4. März 1873. - 1 Seite (ca. 21,8 x 14,1 cm) auf Doppelblatt. Nicht im Wagner-Briefe-Verzeichnis (WBV). An den Weinhändler Carl Voltz: "Soeben meldet mir mein unaufmerksamer Diener, dass mein weisser [unterstrichen] Tischwein gänzlich ausgegangen sei. Indem ich Sie nun ersuche, mit höchster Sorgfalt mir diessmal das rechte Gewächs hierfür aussuchen zu wollen, bitte ich Sie zugleich, von Ihrer Auswahl mir sofort etwa 50 Flaschen zuschicken zu wollen, ." Kleines Löchlein mit Textberührung links unten, Mittelfalz.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rainer Schlicht]
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        How I found Livingstone Travels Adventures and Discoveries in Central Africa

      Wood-engraved illustrations. Three volumes. 'Copyright edition'. Small 8vo., contemporary half calf over marbled boards, all edges marbled. Berlin, A. Asher & Co.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        Hints To Young Painters And The Process of Portrait Painting, as Practiced by The Late THOMAS SULLY

      Philadelphia: J.M Stoddart & Co, 1873. Hardbound. VG-, light soiling. Azure blue vellum. 55 pp. Color plate of a painter's pallete which is colored by hand and also the folding chart at p. 14 which is frequently missing. Karpel (I-1351) states "...Describes materials and procedures for portrait painting. Sully's handbook reveals many of the techniques used by himself and his contemporaries, including Allston, West, Leslie and Trumbull, in the preparation of varnishes, canvases and flesh-tones." Slight separation of vellum from board on front cover, still a very desirable book in solid condition. Extremely scarce. The book was reprinted by Faber Birren and Reinhold in 1965.

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
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        How I found Livingstone: Travels, Adventures, and Discoveries in Central Africa

      1873 - Wood-engraved illustrations. Three volumes. 'Copyright edition'. Small 8vo., contemporary half calf over marbled boards, all edges marbled. Berlin, A. Asher & Co. A presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper 'Yours faithfully Henry M Stanley Southfield. Westbury on Trym Oct 17th 1886'. Opposite is inscribed in another hand 'My brother Regie had a friend, an American Major Pond, who was running Stanley's lecturing tour. In this way Stanley came to stay for a number of days with my parents. I was at Cambridge, so did not meet him. My sister Effie was a guest at his wedding in 1890. Effie and I had tea with her when she was a widow in', the last 6 words crossed through, a pencilled 1890? added. Bookplate of Heber Mardon, head of the printing and packaging firm which bore his name, to pastedown of volumes two and three. The Royal Museum for Central Africa in Belgium owns the original marriage invitation from Stanley to Mr. Heber and Miss Mardon. Spine and corners faded and rubbed, endpapers foxed. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        Reform of the Bank of England Note Issue. Statistical Critique on the Operation of the Bank Charter Act of 1844, and Suggestions for an Improved System of Issue; Paper Read Before the Statistical Society of London, on the 17th December, 1872. Reprinted from the Journal of the Statistical Society. With full Returns of the Bank of Englan'd weekly Statements from 1844 to 1871.

      - London, Harrison and Sons, 1873. 8vo. Contemporary half-calf over marbled boards, spine with two morocco lettering-pieces; pp. [2], 181; hinges and extremities a little worn, half-title and title with reinforcement along gutters; otherwise a very good copy; presented by the author to the Governor and Court of Directors of the Bank of England (authorial inscription on front fly-leaf). Very rare first edition of this considerably enlarged offprint. A memorandum by the German-born monetary expert and pioneer of bi-metallism. Seyd grew up in Elberfeld, now Wuppertal, Friedrich Engels' hometown, participated in the 1848 Revolution, left for California, pruduced a report on the American Coinage Bill of 1873 for Congress, and this important work on the English money market and monetary policies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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