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         uvres de François Arago. Deuxième édition mise au courant des progrès de la science par J.-A. Barral [Avec :] Astronomie populaire. Nouvelle édition mise au courant des progrès de la science par J.-A. Barral. Oeuvre posthume.

      Paris, Gide [puis :] Théodore Morgand [puis :] L. Guérin, Leipzig, T.O. Weigel, 1854-1873, - 17 forts vol. in-8, demi-chagrin cerise à coins, dos à nerfs cloisonnés à froid, simple filet à froid sur les plats, têtes dorées (reliure de l'époque). Des frottis et usures d'usage aux nerfs et aux coins, mais bon exemplaire. Notre exemplaire est composite : il mêle des volumes de la première édition des Oeuvres complètes, parue de 1854 à 1862 (à savoir les volumes II & III seulement) et des volumes de la seconde (1865-1874, tous les autres). La vie scientifique et politique de Dominique-François Arago (1786-1853) n'est pas à refaire : l'on trouvera d'ailleurs en tête de cette série le récit autobiographique Histoire de ma jeunesse propre à dissiper bien des ombres et des légendes sur le personnage. Les matières de cette collective se répartissent comme suit : I.-III. Notices biographiques ([4]-XXXII-638, [4]-703 et [4]-628 pp.). - IV-VIII. Notices scientifiques ([4]-IV-715, [4]-672, [4]-707, [4]-610 et [4]-658 pp., avec des figures dans le texte). - IX. Voyages scientifiques [4]-644 pp.). - X.-XI. Mémoires scientifiques ([4]-602 et [4]-756 pp., avec des figures dans le texte). - XII. Mélanges ([4]-740 pp.). - XIII. Tables ([4]-CCLXIV-645 pp.). - XIV-XVII. Astronomie populaire ([4]-XII-559, [4]-554, [4]-635 et [4]-854-[2] pp., avec de nombreuses figures dans le texte et 24 planches hors-texte, la plupart à double page).

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         Jack Brass, Emperor of England

      London: T. Pettit And Co, 1873. First edition of the author's first separately published work of fiction. 12 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Brown wrappers, printed on front. Some wear to spine. First edition of the author's first separately published work of fiction. 12 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Sadleir 1310; NCBEL 3:1061

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         The Stones of Venice

      London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1873. New Edition. Hardcover. Good. Signed. New edition, limited to 1,500 copies signed by John Ruskin at the end of the preface. Three volumes bound in vellum with elaborate gilt stamping to spine and edges, decorative leather title labels to spine. Vellum is toned, soiled and marked, spines darkened. Inner hinges slightly tender. Previous owner ex-libris label to front end sheet of the first volume. Pages toned and with occasional foxing. Small repaired crack in vellum at bottom spine joint of Volume III and short tear across spine. Headband worn on one volume. Signed by the author.

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         Les Contes du Lundi [ Edition originale - Livre dédicacé par l'auteur ]

      1 vol. in-12 reliure demi-chagrin orange, dos à 4 nerfs doré, dos orné à la grotesque, Alphonse Lemerre, Paris, 1873, 3 ff., 258 pp. Envoi d'Alphonse Daudet " à mon ami Alcide Dusolier". Bel exemplaire, bien relié, de l'édition originale de ce classique, enrichi d'une dédicace de Daudet à l'écrivain, journaliste et homme politique Alcide Dusolier (1836-1918), qui occupa notamment le poste de secrétaire de Léon Gambetta en septembre 1870. Vicaire, III, 41 Français

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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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         Around the World in Eighty Days

      London Sampson Low, Marston, Low and Searle 1873 - First edition. With the title page dated 1873, a 48 page catalogue to the rear dated October 1873 and all edges of the text block gilt. The book is firmly bound, the spine has been re-backed onto similarly toned cloth, the boards are quite clean though slightly bumped and rubbed, the spine is somewhat faded. The text block is slightly foxed and toned, with minor marks and slight damage to a few page edges, also a neatly written inscription dated December 1873 to the title page, the endpapers have been neatly replaced. Quite an attractive first edition of what is perhaps Verne's most famous novel. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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.

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         The Women of the Arabs.

      New York, Dodd & Mead, [1873]. 8vo. Original rust cloth, lettered and decorated in black and gilt; pp. x, 371, wood-engraved plates with tissue guards; very light marking and bubbling to cloth, evenly a little toned as usual, a few pages and plates a little brwon-spotted; ownership inscription to front paste-down; a very good copy. First edition, very rare. Probably one of the earliest work dealing with the role of women in society and female edocation in and around Lebanon and Syria. 'Following his graduation from Union Theological Seminary and his subsequent ordination to the ministry of the Presbyterian Church in the USA, Henry Harris Jessup was appointed as a missionary to Syria in 1855 by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. In 1870, when the Syria Mission was transferred from the ABCFM to the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions, he thereafter served the latter. Until 1860, Jessup resided in Tripoli with his family, but spent the remainder of his missionary service in Beirut where for thirty years he was acting pastor of the Syrian Church of Beirut and superintendent of its school. He also served as secretary of the Asfuriyeh Hospital for the Insane from its establishment and as a missionary editor of the Arabic Journal, El Nesrah. In 1866, Jessup helped found the Syrian Protestant College, now the American University of Beirut. Besides serving as moderator of the 1879 General Assembly, Jessup authored several works about his mission experience in Syria. He died in service and was buried in Beirut' (Presbyterian Historical Society, online). His autobiography, Fifty Three Years in Syria of 1910 is equally rare, i.e. I can't find it at all. Smith J21 ('an authoritative work by a long-time missionary to Syria').

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      Pittsburgh: Bakewell & Marthens, 1873. First edition. Albee, S.V.. 8vo., vii, 166 pp., with 16 full-page salted paper photographs by S.V. Albee. Two cracks to the cloth along the spine (still firm) and light flaking at the foredge of the front and rear boards. A very good copy. Allegheny Cemetery is one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in the United States, with its landscaping and monuments of great beauty. The photographs by S.V. Albee, which have a slightly greenish tint are likely to be uranium prints, developed in a solution of sulphate of iron, acid and diluted with water, which accounts for their faint appearance. These photographs highlight the architectural qualities of the monuments. The Carnegie Museum of Art provides the following biography for S. V. Albee: Born in Thomaston, Maine, Seth Voss Albee moved to Pittsburgh in 1867, where, by 1871, he was advertising his skills as an outdoor and view photographer. In 1876 a committee appointed by the Central Board of Education commissioned him to photograph all principal school district buildings in Pittsburgh. The following year Albee captured images of what came to be known as the Railroad Strike of 1877, which he published as a series of forty-two stereograph cards consisting of egg albumen prints from collodion negatives. These remarkable images were photographed during battles between the railroad strikers and the state militia and occasionally included his own photographic wagon in the foreground. The aftermath of battle is also shown in many views, from burned passenger cars in the Union Depot to mangled pieces of machinery littered throughout the rail yards. Other images depict the curiosity seekers who visited the devastation and became, for Albee, an integral part of his reporting. These stereographs of the Railroad Strike are regarded as the earliest surviving photographs of an American labor dispute. In 1879 Albee advertised as a "Practical Business Photographer in the Industries of Pennsylvania," setting forth his qualifications: "Here is clearly manifest to the connoisseur a natural gift conjoined with a scientific knowledge of chemical adaptation in the production of the desired light and shade, especially in his success in securing correct lines, and the skill and taste necessary to produce the strongest and most subtle life-like effect." Albee occupied several studios in downtown Pittsburgh, the last of which was located at 99 Fifth Avenue, where he produced various types of photographs, specializing in "Architectural and Mechanical Photography, also of Painting in Oil or Water Colors, Crayon Work, and to taking of enlarged views of landscapes."

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         Die fossilen Schildkröten von Solothurn und der übrigen Juraformation. Mit Beiträgen zur Kenntniss von Bau und Geschichte der Schildkröten im Allgemeinen. Abdruck aus den ?Neuen Denkschriften der schweiz. naturforschenden Gesellschaft?, Band 25.

      Zürich, Zürcher und Furrer, 1873, - in-4°, V (+1) + 185 S. + 17 lithogr. Tafeln, wovon 9 gef. Doppeltafeln, (Tafeln stockfleckig), H.-Leinenband. Titel auf Papierstreifen am Rücken. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Charles G. "Chinese" Gordon

      May 4, 1873. Autograph Letter Signed “C.G. Gordon,” two pages, 5” x 8”, front & verso. Galatz [Romania], May 4, 1873. To Bailey. Lightly soiled. Fine condition.In full, “I was very sorry to hear of the illness of Capt Cockcroft who has been very kind to my brothers widow at Bedford. I hope sincerely that he is restored again to health. I hope Mrs Bailey is not the worse for her nursing, how wearisome this is, when you hear of some one being ill, how much is composed in the remark, the hopes and fears & long weary nights of watching. Oh, I hope it may not come on me like that. I would like one minute not more and no nursing at all. I hope it will come so to me, depend on it my dear Bailey. God is working out a problem of love, the fleshy corrupt nature leaves us at the grave & we slough it off as it were. every night you undress is a symbol of your death, you put off your clothes and enter into piece for the most part, and so it will be with death. We out off our shrouds which bear us down and which cannot enter the true rest. Thanks for the tracing of Bender it will do just first rate I have received the maps of the Caucasus & paid Williams & Noregate for them. MacDougal wrote to me, he likes you & Wilson. he is a nice fellow. Kind regards to Mrs Bailey & deeply sympathizing with you both.”In October 1871, Charles G. Gordon was appointed the British representative of the European Danube Navigation Commission headquartered in Galatz, Romania. In 1872, Gordon was sent to inspect the British military cemeteries in the Crimea. In September, in Constantinople, he met the Egyptian Foreign Minister who discussed possible employment in Egypt. Five months after this letter was written, in October 1873, Gordon was offered the appointment as Governor of Equatoria in southern Sudan by the Khedive of Egypt, Ismail Pasha. With the approval of the British government, he accepted and arrived in Egypt in January 1874. Gordon was also made a Colonel in the Egyptian Army.The exact circumstances of Chinese Gordon’s death are not known. A story in the February 11, 1885 edition of the “Boston Globe” was headlined “Gordon’s Blood / Spilled on the Steps of / the Palace / Stabbed to Death by the / Mahdi’s Men.” That same day, “The New York Times” reported that “Gen. Gordon was stabbed just as he was leaving the Government House.” On March 24, 1885, the “Los Angeles Times” stated that “General Gordon was really killed by a shot from a gun and his body pierced with spears after he was dead.”According to, “Gordon was murdered at some point, but no one is quite sure when. Some think he was killed along with the rest of the garrison; others think he was captured and executed in the camp of the Mahdi. Official records suggest he was captured and a ransom was asked for, and when it was refused, Gordon was killed.”In any event, as Gordon wrote in this letter almost 12 years earlier, his hope for a quick death, without lingering, was granted.

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      M. Jastrow, Philapelphia 1873 - Beautiful Embossed Leather original copy: all binding in tact, no repairs, etc. All pages included. No highlights, markings, tears, etc. on pages. SEE OUR REAL PHOTOS FOR CONDITION AND TO PREVIEW BOOK! WE ONLY USE REAL PHOTOGRAPHS FOR EACH BOOK THAT WE SELL! BEWARE OF OTHERS WHO USE SO-CALLED "stock images." When you buy from Lawson & Eicksteadt Enterprises what you see in the photographs is what will be shipped to your address! FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING! DO NOT SETTLE FOR A LOWER STANDARD WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR BOOK COLLECTION! WE SUPPORT OUR SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN AND WILL GLADLY SHIP TO UNITED STATES APO/FPO/DPO ADDRESSES. Most orders SHIP THE SAME DAY! All orders ship within 3 business days. For large credit card purchases, we suggest calling your credit card company and pre-authorizing the purchase so that your order is not erroneously declined by your credit card company. Be sure to check out our seller page: we have many rare/collector books that are continuously added to our inventory. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Laurence William Wilson (1852-1912) - 1873 Watercolour, Waterfall,.

      1873 - Laurence William Wilson (1852-1912) - Original 1873 Watercolour. Full title 'Waterfall, Mount Stead, Rakaia Gorg, Canterbury, NZ'. Titled, monogrammed and dated lower left. Further signed, dated and inscribed verso. Signed and dated. On wove. Soft creasing to upper and lower left corners. Some foxing present.L.W. Wilson emigrated to Auckland in 1877 and then travelled extensively to settle in Dunedin in 1884. He painted in both oils and watercolours, became a painting companion of George O'Brien and a teacher. One of his pupils was the Dunedin artist Alfred O'Keefe. It was LW Wilson together with Grace Joel, Alfred O'Keefe, Jane Wimperis and Girolami Nerli who formed the Easel Club in 1895, a breakaway from the Dunedin Establishment, which offered a programme of special classes and the introduction of a professional lady model for life drawing. In 1904 LW Wilson left Dunedin for Melbourne where he spent 5 months on a commissioned painting of the city before he set out for England, eventually returning to New Zealand via India and Africa. He exhibited with the Canterbury Society of Arts in 1882 and the Otago Art Society between 1994 and 1904. His work was included in the NZ and South Seas Exhibition Dunedin 1889-90 and at the St Louis Exposition in 1904. LW Wilson is represented in the collections of all the major public galleries in New Zealand. Size: Medium (15-30cm) Framed: No Style: Realism Weight: 110.00g [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         20,000 Leagues under the Sea

      Boston: Geo. M. Smith and Company, 1873. Copyright date 1873, second issued U.S. edition, first issue being published by James R. Osgood and Company, which many were destroyed in the fire. 110 illustrations. Green decorative cover over boards with gilt lettering and design on the front and on the spine. Brown inside covers front and back. No tears, two creases on the inside flyleaf. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine, with bumps to the head and toe of the spine. No Dust Jacket.'s. Text and illustrations remain bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid scarce book of the works of Jules Verne.. Second U.S. Edition. Hardcover. very good Plus/no. Jacket. 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. scarce Title.

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         Die Wehrmacht der oesterreichisch-ungarischen Monarchie im Jahre 1873.

      4. CXXXI, 723 S. Mit Titelportr. (Franz Joseph), Textholzst. u. 8 chromolithogr. Uniformtaf. Roter OLdr.-Bd. mit prachtvoller Goldpräg. Golgeprägt. gr. Wappen a. d. Vorderdeckel, Innenkantenvergold., Vollgoldschnitt, Moiréeseidenvorsatz. Exlibris am Innendeckel Aufwendig ausgesattetes Prachtwerk im Jahr der Wiener Weltausstellung.

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         Le véritable dragon rouge ou il est traité de l'art de commander les esprits infernaux, aériens et terrestres, faire apparaitre les morts, lire dans les astres, découvrir les trésors, sources, minières, &, &, &, plus la poule noire Édition augmentée des secrets de la reine Cléopatre, secrets pour se rendre invisible, secrets d'arthéphius, etc., etc. etc. sur l'édition de MDXXI (1521)

      Imp. de V. Goupy, Paris 1873 - Demi veau de l'époque Un volume in-12 (147x92 mm), frontispice, (2)-108 pages et 4 planches. Manquent les pages 81 à 84 (Le chapitre sur les secrets de la reine Cléopâtre) . Il y a eu de plusieurs éditions de ce célèbre grimoire au dix-neuvième siècle. Belle impression sur papier Vergé. Celle-ci est non seulement augmentée du «Secrets de la Reine Cléopatre» et des «Secrets D'Artéphius», mais diffère nettement des premières éditions du Dragon Rouge. «Le Veritable Dragon Rouge» et «La Poule Noire» sont ainsi très différents . Coumont [V19.4], Caillet [I, 3237 : "Ce grimoire est réputé l'un des plus célèbres. Composition de la baguette foudroyante. Les esprits célestes d'après la magie d'Arbatel. Les pactes faits avec le Démon. Les horoscopes. Le secret des secrets. Exorcismes pour chasser le démon. Miroir secret de Salomon et sa composition. Secret de la Poule Noire. Le Sanctum Regnum. Grande appellation des esprits. Véritable manière de faire des pactes. Secrets des pentacles et des talismans. etc"], Guaita [252 : "Édition recherchée à cause des nombreuses figures sur bois en noir et en sanguine qu'elle renferme"] ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Contemporary quarter calf 12mo (150x97 mm), frontispice, (2)-108 pages and 4 plates. P. 81 to 84 are missing . This edition, published by Victor Goupy of Paris, was one of the most nicely produced versions of the "Dragon Rouge" to appear in nineteenth century France, with clear crisp type on better-than-average quality paper. Enlarged edition of the "Dragon Rouge", with additionnal chapters «Secrets de la Reine Cléopatre» and des «Secrets D'Artéphius», and important modifications of the the core works:"Le Veritable Dragon Rouge" and "La Poule Noire," Coumont [V19.4], Caillet [I, 3237 : "Ce grimoire est réputé l'un des plus célèbres. Composition de la baguette foudroyante. Les esprits célestes d'après la magie d'Arbatel. Les pactes faits avec le Démon. Les horoscopes. Le secret des secrets. Exorcismes pour chasser le démon. Miroir secret de Salomon et sa composition. Secret de la Poule Noire. Le Sanctum Regnum. Grande appellation des esprits. Véritable manière de faire des pactes. Secrets des pentacles et des talismans. etc"], Guaita [252 : "Édition recherchée à cause des nombreuses figures sur bois en noir et en sanguine qu'elle renferme"] In 12 / 12mo 140g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      BEROLINI: Apud Weidmannos, 1873. BROSSURA. BUONO. 14 21. USATO

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         10,000 MILES IN A BALLOON!

      St. Louis: Mercantile Publishing Company, . 1873 - 96pp. plus one plate of a balloon. Original pictorial wrappers (balloon on front wrapper). Upper corner of front wrapper chipped. Some light occasional foxing. Else very good. "A juvenile book describing a fictitious balloon voyage by a group of youngsters and incorporating lengthy discussions on the history and operation of balloons" - Randers- Pehrson. The ascent took place at Washington, D.C., with the intrepid Roamer family aboard: Prof. High, Uncle Ike, Kate, Harry , Pinkie and Bob. There are several interesting references to and excerpts from actual 18th- century works on balloon ascensions. Not in Brockett or Gamble. Not in Wright. RANDERS-PEHRSON 56.

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         $25.00 Reward! Stolen from My Stable Near Auburn, On the Night of..

      1873. Auburn, NY: S.n., 1873. 11-1/4" x 8". Auburn, NY: S.n., 1873. 11-1/4" x 8" Theft of a Horse and Other Property from a Prominent Citizen of Auburn, NY [Broadside]. [Theft]. [Auburn, New York]. Porter, Lansing [1817-1902]. $25.00 Reward! Stolen from My Stable Near Auburn, On the Night of March 14th, 1873, A Horse Cutter, &c. Auburn, NY: S.n., 1873. 11-1/4" x 8" broadside on yellow paper. Light soiling, faint staining along right-hand margin, a few small chips to edges, upper left-hand corner lacking, text not affected. $500. * An award offered by Porter for the recovery of a horse, tack gear, buffalo robes and an umbrella stolen from Porter's stable. Porter, a prominent citizen of Auburn, was pastor of the Congregational Church who served as a militia captain during the Civil War.

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         Handbuch der Weißgerberei und der gesammten Weißleder-Färberei, mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Fabrikation aller Arten von Handschuh-leder, dann der Sämisch und Pergamentgerberei, sowie der Erzeugung des ungarischen leders und der verwadten Sorten von Riemen- und Zugledernter Zugrundelegung der neuesten Erfahrungen und Fortschritte sowohl in theoretischer als praktischer Hinsicht bearbeitet. [Zugleich] zweite, völlig umgearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage von Chr. H. Schmidt's 'Handbuch der Weißgerberei'. (= Neuer Schauplatz der Künste und Handwerke, 217. Band).

      Bernhard Friedrich Voigt, Weimar 1873 - XV, 341 S. mit 4 gefalteten lithogr. Tafeln, Am Nachsatz angebunden: 2 Blatt "Berliner Berichte über Leder, rohe Häute, Felle, Rauchwaren, Wolle, Vieh und derg., gefaltet, stark gebräunt und teils mit Einrissen. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 320 8°, marmoriertes Haldleder der Zeit, Bibliotheks-Exemplar (Privatbibliothek) mit 2 kleinen Rückenschildern, Stempel auf Vorsatz und Titel, Einband in selbstklebende transparente Schutzfolie eingeschlagen, Ecken und Rücken berieben und bestoßen, Papier leicht gebräunt und vereinzelt braunfleckig, geringe Bleistiftanstreichungen und Marginalien, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Trente-six ballades joyeuses

      Alphonse Lemerre 1873 - - Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1873, 12x18,5cm, relié. - Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure à la bradel en pleine toile bleue, dos lisse passé, pièce de titre de chagrin marine, plats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Théodore de Banville. En frontispice, un portait de l'auteur par G. Geoffroy. Ouvrage précédé d'une histoire de la ballade par Charles Asselineau. Petites piqûres marginales sans gravité où figure l'envoi, sinon agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition on current paper. Binding to bradel in full blue cloth, smooth spine faded, part of title shagreen navy boards marbled paper wrappers preserved and bound in. Precious autograph signed by the author. Frontispiece, a portrait of the author by G. Geoffroy. Work preceded by a history of the ballad by Charles Asselineau. Small marginal minor bites that include the shipment, otherwise nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Grundzüge der Ornamentalen Formenlehre.

      Vienna: R. v. Waldheim, n.d. [circa 1873]. Folio, one pictorial title-page, one plate list, and 80 color lithograph plates, heightened in foils, printed to recto only. Disbound leaves housed in a half- brown cloth portfolio with marbled paper boards and green cloth ties. Portfolio splitting at joints and frayed, boards rubbed; plates are very bright with only a few with small tears at edges, none of which affect plates. Professor Anton And l was instrumental in establishing an art curriculum in Austrian schools in the 1870s. His principals were foundational in how art would henceforth be taught. Those basic components of instruction were published for the first time here on a grand scale, and concentrate on the drawing of basic geometric figures and applying those to historic ornamental forms and the stylization of plants.

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         Liebig Serie 12 Bilder : Genrebilder III 3 ( Arnhold 4 Sanguinetti 43 ).

      Paris : 1873.- 12 Bilder (Chromolithographien), H 7 x 11 cm. - Guter Zustand. Kultur- und Sittengeschichte , Kinder, Sammelbild, Liebig, Liebig's Fleisch-Extract, Liebigs Fleischextrakt, Liebig-Sammelbilder, Liebigs, Kaufmannsbilder

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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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         Die Wehrmacht der oesterreichisch-ungarischen Monarchie im Jahre 1873.

      Wien, k.k. Hof- u. Staatsdruckerei 1873.. 4°. CXXXI, 723 S. Mit Titelportr. (Franz Joseph), Textholzst. u. 8 chromolithogr. Uniformtaf. Roter OLdr.-Bd. mit prachtvoller Goldpräg. Golgeprägt. gr. Wappen a. d. Vorderdeckel, Innenkantenvergold., Vollgoldschnitt, Moiréeseidenvorsatz. Exlibris am Innendeckel Aufwendig ausgesattetes Prachtwerk im Jahr der Wiener Weltausstellung.

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         Taras Bulba. Mit 30 Holzschnitten von Karl Rössing.

      148 (1) Seiten mit 30 teils ganzseitigen Originalholzschnitten von Karl Rössing. Gr.-8, gebundene Ausgabe, Halbpergament mit Pergamentecken und Kopfgoldschnitt, Einband bezogen mit farbig gemusterten handgemachten Leimpapier, die Vorsätze mit Kassettenmuster Rössings in schwarz / weiß, Exemplar der Vorzugsausgabe, dazu heißt es im Impressum: " Dieses Buch wurde gesetzt und gedruckt in der Offizin von E. Haberland zu Leipzig. Die Satzanordnung und Druckaufsicht führte F.H. Ehmcke. 150 numerierte Exemplare auf besserem Papier wurden vom Künstler signiert und in Halbpergament gebunden von der Buchbinderei J.F. Bösenberg zu Leipzig. Dies ist die Nummer 112, die Übertragung ist von Rudolf Kaßner (1873 - 1959 ) EA (Kassner) W/G II,30 , von Karl Rössing (1897-1987) im Impressum signiert, sehr sauberes und frisches , nahezu tadelloses Exemplar, nur das Kalbspergament am Rückdeckel mit wenigen unscheinbaren Fleckchen, Eichhorn / Mair 1.10.1 Lang/Expressionistische Buchillustration 289 Schauer II,112

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         The "Car-Hook" Tragedy, The Life, Trial, Conviction and Execution.

      1873 - [Trial]. Foster, William, Defendant. Remault, J. Edwards. The "Car-Hook" Tragedy, The Life, Trial, Conviction and Execution of William Foster for the Murder of Avery D. Putnam. Governor Dix's Letters. Neither Tears, Appeals for Executive Clemency from the Wife of the Murdered Man, Opinions on this Interesting Case from Profound Judges, Learned Lawyers, Eminent Ministers, And the Press, Nor Judicial Influence, Backed by a Mine of Wealth, Could Save Foster. Philadelphia: Barclay & Co., [1873]. [ii], 19-96 pp. 3 folding plates, 9 full-page illustrations. Text complete. Octavo (9-1/2" x 5-3/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in pictorial wrappers. Moderate edgwear, spine abraded with wear at ends, faint dampstain to upper corner of front wrapper, moderate toning to interior, some leaves have minor edgwear. $1,500. * Only edition located. As McDade notes, "Foster, while drunk, smashed the skull of Putnam on a New York City trolley." Remault, the author of this account, argues that despite his "sincere pity for the family of Foster," Foster's execution was necessary: "Ruffianism has been and is still rampant in or large cities, and the palsied arm of Justice has hitherto been powerless to check its infamous career." Remault provides dramatic and detailed descriptions of the murder, trial, backgrounds of Foster and Putnam, the public's reaction, efforts to commute the death sentence and sermons, including one by Henry Ward Beecher. The trial judge was Albert Jacob Cardozo, father of the U.S. Supreme Court Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo. Albert Cardozo was a Tammany Hall appointee who, soon after the end of this trial, was forced to resign due to corruption charges connected to teh Erie Railroad takeover. OCLC locates 14 copies, 3 in law libraries (Harvard, Social Law, Yale). The text captions are in English and German, which indicates the existence of a German edition of this account. We have not been able to locate any copies, however, which suggests one was never issued. McDade, The Annals of Murder 316. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Illustrated Catalogue of Hard Rubber Trusses: Abdominal Supporters, Pile Instruments, Elastic Stockings, Bandages, Etc.

      I.B. Seeley, Philadelphia and New York 1873 - A solid example of this uncommon 1873 catalogue by I.B. Seeley, offering his latest in hard rubber trusses, abdominal supporters, etc. Nicely illustrated thruout as well, with steel engravings complementing the text. Solid and VG in its light-blue wrappers, with very light staining along the panels. Octavo, 48 pgs. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals

      D Appleton and Company, New York 1873 - vii+374+[14 ad] pages with figures, drawings, 7 plates (some folding) and index. Octavo (8" x 5 1/4 bound in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and ruled in black with design to cover. First American edition. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals is Charles Darwin's third major work of evolutionary theory, following On The Origin of Species (1859) and The Descent of Man (1871). Originally intended as a section of The Descent of Man, it was published separately in 1872 and concerns the biological aspects of emotional life. In this book, Darwin sets out some early concepts of behavioral genetics, and explores the origins of such human characteristics as the lifting of the eyebrows in moments of surprise and the mental confusion which typically accompanies blushing. A German translation of The Expression appeared in 1872; Dutch and French translations followed in 1873 and 1874. A second edition of the book was published in 1890. Before Darwin, human emotional life had posed problems to the traditional philosophical categories of mind and body. Darwin's biological approach links mental states to the neurological organization of movement and he allows cultural factors only an auxiliary role in the shaping of expression. Darwin's interest can be traced to his time as a medical student and the 1824 publication of Sir Charles Bell's Anatomy and Philosophy of Expression which argued for a spiritual dimension to the subject. Darwin sought out the opinions of some leading British psychiatrists, notably James Crichton-Browne, in the preparation of the book which forms his main contribution to psychology. Amongst the innovations with this book are Darwin's circulation of a questionnaire (probably inspired by his cousin, Francis Galton) in his preparatory research; simple psychology experiments on emotional recognition with his friends and family; and (borrowing from Duchenne de Boulogne, a physician at the Salpêtrière) the use of photographs in his presentation of scientific information. The Expression of the Emotions is an important landmark in the history of book illustration. (Wikipedia) Condition: Spine ends rubbed, a few plates with some partial split at folds, corners bumped and rubbed, over opened at signature starting at the gathering on page 235 to 256, page 181 crudely opened else a about a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Lombard Street:

      London: Henry S. King & Co.,, 1873. A Description of the Money Market. Octavo. Original brown cloth, spine and boards lettered and ruled in gilt and black, dark green endpapers. Contemporary ownership inscription of American judge H. L. Richmond to half-title, a few annotations to contents and rear free endpaper recto. Spine ends and hinges professionally restored, corners a little worn, rear board creased, pastedown cracked but firm; a very good copy. First edition, scarce in commerce. 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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         A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism.

      Clarendon Press, Oxford 1873 - First edition, first issue, and a wonderful association copy, of Maxwell?s presentation of his theory of electromagnetism, advancing ideas that would become essential for modern physics, including the landmark ?hypothesis that light and electricity are the same in their ultimate nature? (Grolier/Horblit). ?This treatise did for electromagnetism what Newton?s Principia had done from classical mechanics. It not only provided the mathematical tools for the investigation and representation of the whole electromagnetic theory, but it altered the very framework of both theoretical and experimental physics. It was this work that finally displaced action-at-a-distance physics and substituted the physics of the field? (Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, p. 2539). ?From a long view of the history of mankind ? seen from, say, ten thousand years from now ? there can be little doubt that the most significant event of the 19th century will be judged as Maxwell?s discovery of the laws of electrodynamics? (R. P. Feynman, in The Feynman Lectures on Physics II (1964), p. 1-6). ?[Maxwell] may well be judged the greatest theoretical physicist of the 19th century . Einstein?s work on relativity was founded directly upon Maxwell?s electromagnetic theory; it was this that led him to equate Faraday with Galileo and Maxwell with Newton? (PMM). ?Einstein summed up Maxwell?s achievement in 1931 on the occasion of the centenary of Maxwell?s birth: ?We may say that, before Maxwell, Physical Reality, in so far as it was to represent the process of nature, was thought of as consisting in material particles, whose variations consist only in movements governed by [ordinary] differential equations. Since Maxwell?s time, Physical Reality has been thought of as represented by continuous fields, governed by partial differential equations, and not capable of any mechanical interpretation. This change in the conception of Reality is the most profound and the most fruitful that physics has experienced since the time of Newton?? (Longair).Provenance: The Wheatstone Collection, King?s College, London (ink stamps ?King?s College London? on recto, ?Kings College London withdrawn? on verso, of title of both volumes, bookplates of the Wheatstone Collection on front paste-downs, shelf-mark in pencil on half-titles). Maxwell was Professor of Natural Philosophy at King?s from 1860 to 1865. This was probably the most productive period of his career, during which he displayed the world's first light-fast colour photograph, further developed his ideas on the viscosity of gases, and proposed a system for defining physical quantities, now known as dimensional analysis. But this time is especially noteworthy for the advances Maxwell made in the fields of electricity and magnetism. He examined the nature of both electric and magnetic fields in his two-part paper ?On physical lines of force,? which was published in 1861. In it he provided a conceptual model for electromagnetic induction, consisting of tiny spinning cells of magnetic flux. In two subsequent parts, published in 1862, he introduced the concept of displacement current and gave an explanation for the Faraday effect, the rotation of the plane of the polarization of light in a magnetic field. These researched culminated in the publication of his greatest work, ?A dynamical theory of the electromagnetic field,? in 1865. ?According to a famous passage in its preface, the Treatise (1873) represented the outcome of this programme? (Landmark Writings, p. 569). Charles Wheatstone (1802-75) was Maxwell?s colleague at King?s in the 1860s, having been appointed Professor of Natural Philosophy there in 1834. He was responsible for a number of inventions but is perhaps best known today for the ?Wheatstone bridge,? a device that accurately measured electrical resistance and became widely used in laboratories. He was knighted in 1868.?Maxwell?s great paper of 1865 established his dynamical theory of the elect

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         Phrenological Illustrations, or an ArtistÂ’s View of the Crainiological System of Doctors Gall and Spurzheim

      London: Published for the artist by Frederick Arnold, 86, Fleet Street, E.C., 1873. Hardcover. Fine. George Cruikshank. Price Five Shillings, Plain; Seven and Sixpence, coloured. An oblong folio, bound in gilt-decorated full maroon morocco, raised bands, decorated and lettered spine. Collation: [3 initial blanks; dedication page; a signed original pen-and-ink sketch, with two additional sketches superimposed; Cruikshanks Preface to the 1873 edition; 2 pages of text; 6 full-pages of engravings; an original front cover to the first edition bound in after the plates; 3 concluding blanks] A presentation copy from George Cruikshank, with a page of signed original sketches bound into a signed custom binding by Sangorski and Suttcliffe, London. Signed and inscribed: To W[alter] H[ines] Page with the regard of Geo. Cruikshank, Jan. 12, 1875. A unique variant of Cohn 178, and a presentation copy signed twice by Cruikshank, then a living legend, to the man who later served as the United States Ambassador to Great Britain during the First World War. There is a tag of John Howell, Importer, San Francisco. The hinges have been expertly repaired, a fine copy. Cruikshanks rapier wit was never sharper than when lampooning the pseudo-science of phrenology.

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         Around the World in Eighty Days, TRUE FIRST EDITION

      Sampson Low 1873 - Sampson Low, 1873. TRUE FIRST EDITION. 1873 stated on title page. Condition: Good. Spine lean, wear to boards. Foxing to pages. Inscription on FFEP. A tight copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Livres lus par la Comtesse Lydie Rostopchine. Catalogue commencé en 1867. 1868. 1869. 1870. 1871. 1872. Livre No 1

      [Russia, France, Italy, Switzerland and Germany, various places], 1873. Manuscript (202 x 133 mm). [2], 1-19 [20-21 blank] 22-117 [118-119] 120-132 [133-135, 1 blank] pages. Written in a fluent, legible cursive, in brown, black and purple ink, 32/33 lines per page, mostly one column, a few pages in multiple columns, mainly in French, many titles and some passages in Russian, and a few quotes in English. The handwriting becomes smaller and more upright in the second half, apparently in a deliberate attempt to save space. Occasional later insertions and additions. The journal fills a notebook of contemporary black chagrin-covered boards, rebacked in goatskin.*** An unpublished manuscript journal of a highly literate female aristocrat, containing meticulous notes of six years of extensive reading of Russian, French and other European literature, history and philosophy. Countess Lydia Rostopchina was the granddaughter of the famous Count Rostopchin who is said to have ordered the burning of Moscow to prevent Napoleon's troops from taking it; her aunt was the children's book writer the Comtesse de Ségur, and her mother Evdokia Rostopchina was a poet and author in her own right. This journal is a record of the cosmopolitan literary culture of mid-nineteenth-century Russia. Endowed with curiosity, an independent mind, and acute literary sensitivity, Rostopchine (who used the French spelling of her name) records her reactions to such new publications as War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, works by Turgenev and Goncharov, George Sand, Flaubert, and Charlotte Brontë. She provides lengthy and personal commentaries on Dickens, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Pascal, Molière, Alfred de Musset and Saint Augustine, to name just a few of the hundreds of authors whose works she records. Adding a further dimension to the journal are her essay-like reflections on recent history and revelations about the lives of family members and their extended social circle, prompted by her readings of dozens of memoirs by figures ranging from statesmen to courtesans. A full description of the journal appears in the Catalogues section of our website, at

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