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        UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE (Superb Copy of the American First Edition, First Issue in Original Cloth)

      New York: Holt & Williams, 1873. Hardy, Thomas. UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE. New York: Holt & Williams, 1873. First American Edition, first issue, in the original publisher's cream cloth decorated in black. This is a NEAR FINE copy, its cloth a trifle age-toned, but with scarcely any wear and rare thus. Under The Greenwood Tree was Hardy's second novel (initially published in two volumes in London in June 1872) but his first novel to be published in the United States. This particular copy has the required first state of both title page and binding, listing its publisher as Holt & Williams rather than just Holt; it also has the earliest endpaper ads dated May 10, 1873. The best example of this fragile book we've seen in over thirty years. In a new custom slipcase.. First American Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine.

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        Autograph letter signed "R. Wagner" to an unidentified male correspondent

      1 leaf (verso blank). Octavo. Dated Bayreuth, March 26, 1873. Written in brown ink on stationery with "Bath" blindstamp to upper left corner within decorative frame with crown above. In German (with translation). Without salutation, Wagner informs his correspondent (styled "geehrtester Freund") about a delay in the mailing of an unidentified circular and explains a recent conflict in his concert schedule. The final paragraph of the letter deals with wine and mentions the wine dealer Carl Voltz of Wiesbaden: "In the mailing of the circular simply a lapse had happened: Herr Feustel was out of town, and all the others just believed [that it had been sent]. Now everything is on its way... I am puzzled by London, and because of that I have canceled it for now; consequently, the earlier date of the Cologne concert did not please me, since nobody there could assume that I would conduct in Cologne on the 23rd and in London on the 25th, whereas retaining the 25th for Cologne would have been highly desirable for me... [Carl] Voltz?'s white wine does not agree with me again; it has caused me unbearable acidity..." Number "7" in blue pencil to upper right corner. Provenance From the Wagner collection of Mrs. Mary Burrell. Very slightly browned; some smudging; three small holes to left margin and a few additional very small holes. . Wagner-Briefe-Verzeichnis 6461 (correspondent identified as Carl Voltz, which seems unlikely as the letter refers to Voltz in the third person). Les Autographes, catalogue 21, December 21, 1984, no. 294. Brief summary in Richard Wagner: Briefe—Die Sammlung Burrell, ed. John N. Burk, transl. Karl and Irene Geiringer (Frankfurt: S. Fischer, 1953), letter no. 487C, p. 740. Brief English summary in Letters of Richard Wagner: The Burrell Collection, ed. John Burk (New York: Macmillan, 1950), letter no. 487C, p. 587. A more likely recipient of the letter is Carl Wilhelm Batz (1853-1894), a writer and agent, also of Wiesbaden. Batz and Voltz had purchased the performing rights of Wagner's operas Rienzi, Der fliegende Holländer, Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg from Wagner on February 25, 1872. As Batz and Voltz tried to enforce their rights, the validity of the contract between them and Wagner was soon contested. The resulting series of notorious lawsuits lasted until after the composer's death. The "circular" mentioned in the letter was obviously an attempt to raise funds for the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, which was then under construction. Friedrich Feustel (1824-1891) was a banker and politician in Bayreuth, a notable early supporter of Wagner's festival plans.

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        Letter in the hand of Emma Darwin, with corrections and signed by Charles, to [John Jenner Weir] thanking him for many interesting details, some of which should be published in Nature, wondering with respect to birds' nests whether 'the same nesting spot might prove attractive to birds which had had no intercommunication', and envying Weir the privilege of meeting John Stuart Mill, whom Darwin had not met; a postscript adds that Darwin was now at work on vegetable physiology.

      Downe, Beckenham, Kent, 22 May 1873 - 8vo (200 x 125 mm), two pages (two separate leaves, written on one side only); on headed writing paper; sometime folded. £7500The unpublished original of a letter to one of Darwin's network of non-professional natural history correspondents. Such communications and support were immensely valued by Darwin and were of crucial importance to the steady accumulation of factual detail that was central to his scientific method and research. 'If there was was any single factor that characterised the heart of Darwin's scientific undertaking it was [his] systematic use of correspondence. Darwin made the most of his position as a gentleman and scientific author to obtain what he needed. He was a skilful strategist. The flow of information that he initiated was almost always one-way. Like countless other well-established figures of the period, Darwin regarded his correspondence primarily as a supply system, designed to answer his own wants . . . . "If any man wants to gain a good opinion of his fellow men, he ought to do what I am doing, pester them with letters", he once said to John Jenner Weir' (Browne, vol 2, p 12).J. J. Weir (1822-1894) was Controller General H.M. Customs and an enthusiastic amateur naturalist. Darwin thought him a 'very good man' and held Weir's observations and information on natural history in the highest esteem. In another letter he told Weir that he had 'read over your last ten (!) letters this morning, and made an index of their contents for easy reference; and what a mine of wealth you have bestowed on me'. Weir visited Darwin at Down House in September 1868, with Alfred Russel Wallace and J. D. Hooker as fellow guests (see Freeman, Companion, p 299). The two were regular correspondents on a variety of natural history matters for 13 years (the Calendar of Darwin's correspondence, p 643, records over seventy exchanges between them between 1868 and 1881).The Calendar of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin, 8919, records this letter (and identifies the recipient) on the basis of Darwin's copy in the Darwin Papers at Cambridge University Library, but did not know the whereabouts of the original, offered here, which is addressed 'My dear Sir', not to Weir by name; Darwin Correspondence Project 8919 (summary only)

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        The Christian in Palestine or Scenes of Sacred History, Historical and Descriptive. Illustrated from Sketches taken on the Spot by W.H.Bartlett.

      London, George Virtue / Printed by Joseph Rickery of Sherbourn Lane, no year [ca.1873].. Quarto. Engraved titlepage and normal titlepage, IV, [2], 234 pages with 78 plates (steel-engravings of Palestine / Israel) Original Hardcover [Original publishers full morocco with gilt lettering on spine and gilted ornaments all around]. Wonderful binding in very good+ condition with only minor signs of external wear. Upper hinge with minor crack. A beautiful example of this importnat travel book. The plates with some minor spotting. Includes also the panoramic double-page view of Jerusalem..

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        L'abbé Tigrane candidat à la papauté EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1873. Fine. Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1873, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - first edition of the author's masterpiece. Binding half morocco navy with corners, back with five nerves decorated with gilded nets set with double ornate gilded coffered typographical motifs, golden tail date coaching gilded nets on marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper , gilded head, wrappers and back preserved and bound in (slightly dated back), gilded head, perfect binding signed Devauchelle. Precious and exceptional autograph signed by Ferdinand de Lesseps to Fabre: "To the French, Ferdinand de Lesseps, testimony of profound respect, Ferdinand Fabre". Provenance: the Gryse Georges library with his bookplate pasted on a guard. Very nice copy elegantly established by Roger Devauchelle and an illustrious provenance. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale du chef-d'oeuvre de l'auteur. Reliure en demi maroquin marine à coins, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets dorés ornés de doubles caissons ornementés de motifs typographiques dorés, date dorée en queue, encadrement de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés (dos légèrement défraîchi), tête dorée, parfaite reliure signée de Devauchelle. Précieux et exceptionnel envoi autographe signé de Ferdinand Fabre à Ferdinand de Lesseps : "Au grand français, à Ferdinand de Lesseps, témoignage de profond respect, Ferdinand Fabre". Provenance : de la bibliothèque de Georges de Gryse avec son ex-libris encollé sur une garde. Très bel exemplaire très élégamment établi par Roger Devauchelle et d'une illustre provenance.

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        Saison en enfer

      Brussels Alliance Typographique (M.-J. Poot et Compagnie) 1873 - A Fine Copy of Rimbaud’s First Book, "A Season in Hell" RIMBAUD, Arthur. Une Saison en enfer. Brussels: Alliance Typographique (M.-J. Poot et Compagnie), 1873. First edition of Rimbaud’s first book and the only book he published in his lifetime. Cover title. Twelvemo. 53, [1, blank] pp. (Measures 7 1/4 x 4 7/8 in; 184 x 124 mm.). Original wrappers printed and red and black. Contemporary inscription on title page from Rimbaud enthusiast. Minor foxing to front cover, else a fine copy. Housed in a custom full morocco clamshell. Une Saison en enfer was written when Rimbaud was only 20 years old and his intense relationship with Verlaine was unraveling. After borrowing money from his mother, Rimbaud met with Poot, the publisher to have his poems issued. In October 1873 when the volume was printed, Rimbaud could not pay for more than a dozen copies (those he sent to his friends). The remainder copies were sent to the printer's basement. In 1901, Leon Losseau, a lawyer from Mons, Belgium, and a Rimbaud enthusiast discovered the remainder of the edition. He gave this copy to another Rimbaud enthusiast, Colonel Simon Godchot, with the inscription " Au Colonel Godchot qui s'interesse tant a Rimbaud. 18.2.38 Leon Losseau". He published Arthur Rimbaud ne varietur in 1937. "A work variously interpreted as his submission to, and continued denial of, religion. It consists of nine fragments (prose and poetry) of remarkable psychological retrospection and of desperate spiritual confession and self-examination. In the last—Adieu—the poet abandons the hells he had deliberately entered in search of experience. The work, published at Rimbaud’s expense in October 1873, was poorly received and he burnt the manuscript and his papers" (The Oxford Companion to French Literature). "Two hundred and fifty copies were printed and for many years it was thought that Rimbaud had destroyed most of them. But in 1901 the bulk of the edition was discovered in the storeroom of the printer, with whom Rimbaud had left it and who had never been paid. A large number of copies had been ruined by rust and rot and these were burned in the presence of a notary" (Baudelaire to Beckett 387). HBS 67516. $19,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Algunos escritos del Teniente de Navío D. José Emilio Pardo de Figueroa, (Pascual Lúcas de la Encina) Ordenados y Anotados por

      Al fin: impreso en Madrid, en casa de M. Rivadeneyra, Calle del Duque de Osuna, núm 3. Mes de Enero de 1873. - 4º, tela. 7 hs. + 239 p. Impreso en papel de hilo. Tirada de ciento y veinte y cinco ejemplares, No se venden. Ejemplar nominal: D. José Soler Aguilar. Relación de los viajes del famoso marinero, hermano del también famoso escritor. Obra rara. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reisen in Zanguebar in den Jahren 1867 und 1870. Herausgegeben und mit neuen Dokumenten erweitert von Dr. Gaume.

      Grimma und Leipzig Verlags-Comptoir ; 1873 - EA; ca 17x13 cm; (12) 260 Seiten mit Holzstichfrontispiz und 1 gef. Karte; Halbledereinband d. Zt. mit Rckentitel (Einband gering bestoáen, Rckenbeschriftung mit kleiner Absplitterung, Stempel auf Vorsatz, 2 Stempel auf Titel, Titelei minimal stockfleckig; gutes Exemplar) Seltene Ver"ffentlichung ber Reisen in Ostafrika und Sansibar. 0,000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Outline of the Method of Conducting a Trigonometrical Survey for the Formation of Geographical and Topographical Maps and Plans. With the most useful Problems in Geodesy and Practical Astronomy. [Revised by Captain C. Warren]. FIRST WARREN EDITION IN FULL MOROCCO

      Lockwood 1873 8vo., Fourth Edition, with 16 engraved plates (a number double - page), and 115 woodcuts and numerous tables in the text; handsomely bound in red full morocco, back gilt with five raised bands, second and fourth compartments lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments tooled and ruled in gilt, uncut, original catalogue preserved, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. With 56pp publisher's catalogue bound in at end. Written for the use of junior officers of the Royal Engineers and those of the Honourable East India Company's Service, Frome's extensive treatise was first published from REE Chatham in 1839. Its value as a standard text was swiftly recognised in both military and civilian sectors and the third edition was exhausted by 1862. This is the fourth (first Warren) edition, considerably expanded as well as revised. A lovely copy.

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        Contes du lundi EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1873. Fine. Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1873, 11,5x19cm, relié. - First edition for of wich no leading copies exists. Bound in half morocco fir corners, back with five nerves, when golden tail, flat marbled paper, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, covers and spine preserved, gilded head, elegant binding signed by Durvand. Beautiful copy fully established. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure en demi maroquin sapin à coins, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, élégante reliure signée de Durvand. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.

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        UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE (Superb Copy of the American First Edition, First Issue in Original Cloth)

      Holt & Williams 1873 - Hardy, Thomas. UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE. New York: Holt & Williams, 1873. First American Edition, first issue, in the original publisher's cream cloth decorated in black. This is a NEAR FINE copy, its cloth a trifle age-toned, but with scarcely any wear and rare thus. Under The Greenwood Tree was Hardy's second novel (initially published in two volumes in London in June 1872) but his first novel to be published in the United States. This particular copy has the required first state of both title page and binding, listing its publisher as Holt & Williams rather than just Holt; it also has the earliest endpaper ads dated May 10, 1873. The best example of this fragile book we've seen in over thirty years. In a custom slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lord Lytton's Novels : The Knebworth Edition (Night and Morning, Pelham, Alice, Caxtons, Devereux, Godolphin, Harold, Paul Clifford, Strange Story, Leila, Lucretia, My Novel [Vol I & II], Rienzi, The Coming Race)

      London: George Routledge and Sons, N.d. (Circa. 1873). Fine Bindings, "Signed" Bound by Mudie, on inner Flyleafs. 15 Volumes, Half leather, Hand Marbled Boards and endpapers, with all Edges Marbled. Gilt Stamped Author/Titles. All volumes are VeryGood+ or better. Some extremity wear, rubbing (see image). All corners sharp. Bindings are all square, and extremely tight, with all joints, and hinges in Fine Condition. Internally very clean, and bright. Creasing to "Devereux" front endpaper, with small corner chip, all other Hand Marbled endpapers are Fine. A gently read set, if read at all. Titles: Night and Morning, Pelham, Alice, Caxtons, Devereux, Godolphin, Harold, Paul Clifford, Strange Story, Leila, Lucretia, My Novel (Vol I & II), Rienzi, The Coming Race.. First Edition Thus.. Leather/All Edges Marbled/Sewn. Very Good +. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Oeuvres de Rabelais Grand papier

      Paris: Garnier Frères, 1873. Fine. Garnier Frères, Paris 1873, 31x43cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Second edition (the first was published by Bry in 1853), illustrated with a portrait of the author and 60 boards inset plate under curve, our copy, one copy on laid 200 Holland paper van Gelder, the only ones present a frontispiece representing the author and planks glued on paper of China. First printing of 60 illustrated boards inset and 614 headers, cul-de-lamp and thumbnail. 98 illustrations are taken from the edition of Bry and 7 other "Tales comical." Binders of the time in full red morocco signed JB Pingot, Jansenists back with five nerves, double net gilded on the cuts and caps, wide gold lace framing of contreplats, double guards made paper, all edges gilt. Superb copy of one of the most beautiful books illustrated by Gustave Doré, on large paper luxuriously prepared in full red morocco. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition (la première a paru chez Bry en 1853), illustrée d'un portrait de l'auteur et de 60 planches hors-texte sous serpentes, notre exemplaire, un des 200 exemplaires sur vergé de Hollande van Gelder, les seuls à présenter un frontispice représentant l'auteur et des planches sur papier de Chine collé.  Premier tirage illustré de 60 planches hors-texte et de 614 en-têtes, culs-de-lampe et vignette. 98 des illustrations sont reprises de l'édition Bry et 7 autres des « Contes drolatiques ». Reliures de l'époque en plein maroquin rouge signées J.B. Pingot, dos jansénistes à cinq nerfs, double filet doré sur les coupes et les coiffes, large dentelle dorée en encadrement des contreplats, doubles gardes de papier à la cuve, toutes tranches dorées. Superbe exemplaire de l'un des plus beaux livres illustrés par Gustave Doré, sur grand papier luxueusement établi en plein maroquin rouge.  

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        Polychromatic Ornament One Hundred Plates in Gold, Silver, and Colours, Comprising Upwards of Two Thousand Specimens of the Various Styles of Ancient, Oriental, and Mediaeval Art

      London: Henry Sotheran, 1873. First English Edition. Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Complete: 58 pages of introductory text; 100 multicolor plates showing designs and motifs from Ancient Greece through the 18th Century. Additional black and white engravings. Original maroon morocco binding with five raised bands. Gilt lettering and decorations. All page edges gilt. Clean pages and plates. Some light intermittent foxing to the introductory pages, but none to the beautiful plates. Some of the extreme edges of the plates have some light toning. Minor cover wear. An especially nice example of a very large and impressive reference work.

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        De Militaire Willemsorde. Oorspronkelijk Dramatische Schets in 1 Bedrijf.

      's-Hage, carpentier, 1873.. Octavo. Pp. 32. Original stiff wrappers, bit worn, frayed, lower wrap gone; some foxing. In good condition. ~ First edition. Extremely rare. Published for the benefit of the wounded and mutilated gunner G. van den Akker with a note to this effect pasted at bottom of front wrapper. Rosier (Pieter Jacobus) Faassen, 1833-1907 was a prolific writer, actor and playwright, Knight in the Order of Oranje-Nassau. His dramatic oeuvre numbers more than twenty plays, including box-office successes like "Anne-Mie", "De Ledige Wieg" (The Vacant Crib) and the one-act play "Manus de Snorder" (Manus the Coachman). He published his autobiography "Mijn leven" in 1897 and it was reprinted several times. "De Militaire Willemsorde" is a one-act play whose main character is Van Balen, elderly veteran decorated with the Military William Order, the oldest and highest honour of the Kingdom of the Netherlands..

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        Obras completas de Flaxman, grabadas al contorno por Don Joaquín Pí y Margall 1.- La Iliada; 2.- La Odisea; .3.- Las tragedias de Esquilo; 4.- Los días y La Teogonia; 5.- El infierno; 6.- El purgatorio; 7.- El paraiso; 8.- El Padre Nuestro y Composiciones varias. .

      1873. . 1873 - Imp. M. Rivadeneyra. Madrid. . 2 Vol. . . Cuarto Apaisado. Media Piel. Grabados , Literatura Universal (Autores Clásicos), Siglo XIX . John Flaxman, escultor e ilustrador inglés. Nació el 6 de junio de 1755 en York (Inglaterra). Cursó estudios en la Royal Academy de Londres. Entre 1775 y 1787 realiza decoraciones en relieve, inspiradas en los modelos de las cerámicas griega y romana, para el ceramista Josiah Wedgwood. Se traslada a Roma donde permaneció entre 1787 y 1794 realizando dibujos para las epopeyas homéricas La Iliada y La Odisea (1793). En el año 1794 regresó a Londres, donde ilustró las obras del dramaturgo griego Esquilo y las de Dante. Esculpió también muchos monumentos, sobre todo funerarios, entre los que destaca el de William Murray, primer conde de Mansfield (1801; Abadía de Westminster). Es reconocido como el primer profesor de escultura de la Royal Academy. En España su seguidor más fiel fue D. Federico de Madrazo, aunque quien trasladó sus famosos dibujos de contornos, de las obras clásicas a la edición fue el grabador Don Joaquín Pí y Margall, con la ayuda del impresor Rivadeneyra, como en la presente edición de 1873. Contiene : 1. La Iliada, (39 h. de lám., 8 p.) 2. La Odisea, (34 h. de lám., 4 p.) 3. Las tragedias de Esquilo, (31 h. de lám., 10 p.) 4. Los días y La Teogonia, (37 h. de lám., 6 p.) 5. El infierno, (38 h. de lám., 8 p.) El purgatorio, (38 h. de lám., 6 p.) 7. El paraiso, (33 h. de lám., 8 p.) 8. El Padre Nuestro y Composiciones varias, (5, [9] h. de lám., 6 p.). Dos volúmenes en cuarto apaisado en media piel con nervios y dorados en lomera, encuadernados por A. Menard. Ejemplar con dedicatoria autógrafa del impresor al señor Casanova. .

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        Oeuvres complètes de Théodore Agrippa d'Aubigné publiées pour la première f EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1873. Fine. Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1873-1892, 13x20,5cm, 6 volumes reliés. - First edition published after the original manuscripts, one of the copies on Holland paper which he is no mention. Binders half brown morocco navy blue, back with five nerves decorated with gilded initials of great bibliophile Roger Cormenin repeated four times, some back slightly thinned, two joints with a few small traces of rubbing, golden dates tails of five of the six volumes, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, heads gilded on witnesses, slightly posterior bindings. Provenance: the library Cormenin Roger, son of Louis de Cormenin who was the confidant and secretary of Theophile Gautier and also a close friend of Gustave Flaubert. Nice copy, complete in six volumes, beautifully set in uniform binding. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale publiée d'après les manuscrits originaux, un des exemplaires sur Hollande dont il n'est fait nulle mention. Reliures en demi maroquin marron bleu marine, dos à cinq nerfs orné du paraphe doré du grand bibliophile Roger de Cormenin répété quatre fois, certains dos légèrement éclaircis, deux mors comportant quelques petites traces de frottements, dates dorées en queues de cinq des six volumes, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, têtes dorées sur témoins, reliures légèrement postérieures. Provenance : de la bibliothèque de Roger de Cormenin, fils de Louis de Cormenin qui fut le confident et le secrétaire de Théophile Gautier et également l'ami intime de Gustave Flaubert. Agréable exemplaire, complet en six volumes, joliment établi en reliure uniforme.

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        Une saison en enfer EDITION ORIGINALE

      Bruxelles: Alliance typographique (M.J. Poot & Cie), 1873. Fine. Alliance typographique (M.J. Poot & Cie), Bruxelles 1873, 12,5x18,5cm, broché. - First edition published in small numbers and account holder. Anecdotal and insignificant foxing affecting margins of three leaves. Of great rarity, the first edition of A Season in Hell is a major bibliophile piece on several levels: only book published by the will of Rimbaud, a young unknown poet of nineteen years, discrete volume published at Copyright was never paid by Rimbaud. The printer therefore almost entirely preserved the draw that was forgotten in the workshop (Arthur Rimbaud got only a dozen copies available to his friends). The stock was found in 1901 by a bibliophile who blasted 425 copies in good condition, and the rest destroyed, damaged by moisture. The curious composition of the book is also a remarkable feature of this valuable edition: no cover page and title or concluding pages (the text begins abruptly after the coverage ends and the same), the 17 white pages interspersed here and there in the book, and of board the shells and misspellings that dot the text are many sights studied by scholars. C. Bataillé devotes an important article in the Journal of Literary History of France (2008/3 -Vol. 108) and concludes that editorial will and perhaps authorial presides over this amazing layout. Sought after a collector and very early bibliophiles, this legendary edition was generally connected luxuriously and remains today very few copies "as published". --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale publiée à petit nombre et à compte d'auteur. Anecdotiques et insignifiantes rousseurs affectant les marges de trois feuillets. D'une grande rareté, l'édition originale d'Une saison en enfer constitue une pièce bibliophilique majeure à plusieurs titres : seul livre édité par la volonté de Rimbaud, alors jeune poète inconnu de dix-neuf ans, ce discret volume publié à compte d'auteur ne fut jamais payé par Rimbaud. L'imprimeur conserva donc presque intégralement le tirage qui fut oublié dans l'atelier (Arthur Rimbaud en obtint seulement une dizaine d'exemplaires offerts à ses amis). Le stock fut retrouvé en 1901 par un bibliophile qui récupéra les 425 exemplaires en belle condition et détruisit le reste, détérioré par l'humidité. La curieuse composition de l'ouvrage constitue également une particularité étonnante de cette précieuse édition : l'absence de page de garde et de titre ou de pages conclusives (le texte débute ex abrupto après la couverture et finit de même), les 17 pages blanches intercalées de loin en loin dans le livre, et bien sûr les coquilles et fautes d'orthographe qui émaillent le texte sont autant de curiosités étudiées par les exégètes. C. Bataillé y consacre un important article dans la Revue d'histoire littéraire de la France (2008/3 -Vol. 108) et conclut qu'une volonté éditoriale et peut-être auctoriale préside à cette surprenante mise en page. Recherchée et collectionnée très tôt par les bibliophiles, cette édition mythique a été généralement reliée luxueusement et il demeure aujourd'hui très peu d'exemplaires « tels que parus ».

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        Le tombeau de Théophile Gautier EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1873. Fine. Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1873, 19,5x27cm, relié. - First Edition, one of 10 numbered copies on Whatman and initialed by the publisher, leading copy. Bound in half morocco chocolate coins back with five nerves, when golden tail, flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats of handmade paper, fragile parchment preserved covers (including discrete and skillful restorations), gilded head, binding signed Goy & Vilaine. Contributions of Victor Hugo, Stéphane Mallarmé, Charles Cros, Frédéric Mistral, Paul Arena, Théodore de Banville, Léon Cladel Jules Claretie Francois Coppe, Leon Dierx, Anatole France, Albert Glatigny, José-Maria de Heredia, Arsène Houssaye, Jules Janin Sébastien Charles Leconte de Lisle, Catullus Mendes, Albert Merat, Sully Prudhomme ... Books illustrated frontispiece, a portrait by Théophile Gautier Bracquemond. Last custody partially crumpled. Very nice copy, wide-margined, well established. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 10 exemplaires numérotés sur Whatman et paraphés par l'éditeur, tirage de tête. Reliure en demi maroquin chocolat à coins, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, fragiles couvertures parcheminées conservées (comportant de discrètes et habiles restaurations), tête dorée, reliure signée de Goy & Vilaine.Contributions de Victor Hugo, Stéphane Mallarmé, Charles Cros, Frédéric Mistral, Paul Arène, Théodore de Banville, Léon Cladel, Jules Claretie, François Coppée, Léon Dierx, Anatole France, Albert Glatigny, José-Maria de Heredia, Arsène Houssaye, Jules Janin, Sébastien-Charles Leconte de Lisle, Catulle Mendès, Albert Mérat, Sully Prudhomme... Ouvrage illustré, en frontispice, d'un portrait de Théophile Gautier par Bracquemond. Dernière garde partiellement froissée. Très bel exemplaire, à toutes marges, parfaitement établi.

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        Le Bibliophile Français Gazette Illustré des Amateurs de Livres, d'estampes et de houte coriosité.

      1868-1873. Ed. Libraire Bachelin Deflorenne. - Imp. Jules Bonaventure. París, Francia. . 7 Vol. . 7 Vol: 416+396+384+384+256+384+316 pp. Cuarto. Media Piel. Artes Gráficas (Encuadernación), Bibliografía / Bibliofilia (Bibliofilia general), Idiomas (Francés), Siglo XIX . Importante publicación de bibliofília francesa de mediados del sigo XIX, profusamente ilustrada con magníficas reproducciones y facsímiles de encuadernaciones antiguas y manuscritos. Muy estimada por la profundidad y densidad de los artículos publicados por los más notables y eruditos bibliófilos franceses. Obra indispensable en cualquier biblioteca sobre la historia del libro. Buen ejemplar.

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        Polychromatic Ornament. One Hundred Plates in Gold, Silver, and Colours, Comprising Upwards of Two Thousand Specimens of the Various Styles of Ancient, Oriental, and Mediaeval Art

      London: Henry Sotheran, 1873. First English Edition. Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Complete: 58 pages of introductory text; 100 multicolor plates showing designs and motifs from Ancient Greece through the 18th Century. Additional black and white engravings. Original maroon morocco binding with five raised bands. Gilt lettering and decorations. All page edges gilt. Clean pages and plates. Some light intermittent foxing to the introductory pages, but none to the beautiful plates. Some of the extreme edges of the plates have some light toning. Minor cover wear. An especially nice example of a very large and impressive reference work.

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        Ricordo della pubblica esposizione del 1873. N. XXIV

      A spese della societÃ, Torino 1873 - In folio, pp. 20 + (8) con 6 tavole fuori testo delle quali 3 acqueforti (Fontanesi - Il lavoro; Turletti - Martiri della grammatica; Pochintesta - Rive del Po), 2 litografie ( Gonin - Acquasantino; Partita a scacchi), e 1 fotografia originale all'albumina raffigurante una scultura di P. Della Vedova. Cartonatura editoriale con scritte in oro al piatto anteriore. Lievi danni. Cartella della Società Promotrice di Belle Arti di Torino pubblicata nel Dicembre del 1873 in occasione dell'annuale esposizione. Annata particolarmente ricercata per la presenza della celebre acquaforte di Fontanesi 'Il lavoro'. ITA

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        Modern Painters in 5 volumes [complete]

      Smith, Elder and Company , 1873 . Hardback. . 5 volumes Imperial 8vo olive green cloth with gilt titles/decoration on spine and blind decoration to boards. Tan endpapers. Edition limited to 1000 copies. Illustrated. All volumes Good+ (light edgewear esp. to spines, and corners bumped, minimal foxing to endpapers, spines sunned, text clean and unmarked in all vols.). Bright, tight and clean matching set in publisher's green cloth. Volume 1 signed by the author at the end of the preface.

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        The Christian in Palestine or Scenes of Sacred History, Historical and Descriptive Illustrated from Sketches taken on the Spot by W.H.Bartlett.

      London: George Virtue / Printed by Joseph Rickery of Sherbourn Lane. Wonderful binding in very good+ condition with only minor signs of external wear. Upper hinge with minor crack. A beautiful example of this importnat travel book. The plates with some minor spotting. Includes also the panoramic double-page view of Jerusalem.. London, George Virtue / Printed by Joseph Rickery of Sherbourn Lane, no year [ca.1873]. Quarto. Engraved titlepage and normal titlepage, IV, [2], 234 pages with 78 plates (steel-engravings of Palestine / Israel) Original Hardcover [Original publishers full morocco with gilt lettering on spine and gilted ornaments all around]. Wonderful binding in very good+ condition with only minor signs of external wear. Upper hinge with minor crack. A beautiful example of this importnat travel book. The plates with some minor spotting. Includes also the panoramic double-page view of Jerusalem.

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        [The Works: Second Illustrated Library Edition.]

      London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd,, [1873-76]. 30 volumes, octavo (217 x 135 mm). Early 20th century red half calf by Riviere, decorative gilt spines, red cloth sides, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Plates after Seymour, Cruikshank, H. K. Browne and others. Spines lightly sunned, minor blemish to spine of Martin Chuzzlewit volume I. A handsomely bound set of one of the best editions of Dickens. "Recognizing the continuing potential for sales of Dickens's works, Chapman and Hall in 1873 published a prospectus for the Second Illustrated Library Edition, containing, they contended, all the works the novelist wished to preserve. Calling this the first well-printed issue, with specially cast type and better paper than that used in previous editions, this set was published in 30 volumes between 1873 and 1876 and sold at £15 for the set, a high price at the time" (The Oxford Companion to Charles Dickens, 2011, p. 209).

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        SEVEN AND NINE YEARS AMONG THE CAMANCHES AND APACHES. AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.

      Published by Clark Johnson, M. D., 1873. - First edition. 12mo. Original orange cloth, titles stamped in black on the front cover and spine, 309 pp. [blank], plus one page of advertising, frontispiece, illustrated, plates, advertisement. Ayer 90 says "A revolting fictitious story written to advertise Dr. Clark Johnson's Indian blood syrup, and made up mainly of descriptions of Indian life and customs, some of which are cribbed, with considerable garbling from Catlin. --- G. P. Garrison." The advertisement at the rear of the book promotes Dr. Johnson's Indian blood syrup, "a most remarkable purifier of the blood." Former owner's stamped name on the front pastedown sheet, light to moderate foxing throughout, an old water stain in the lower margin in decreasing size until page 247, light wear to a few page edges, else a good, tight copy. Very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The American Cyclopedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge

      D. Appleton and Company, New York and London - 1873. Revised (second) edition, published 10 years after the first. Complete in 16 large 4to volumes bound in half brown morocco over marbled boards. Spines with 5 raised bands, lettered in gilt and with dark brown devices in compartments. All edges marbled. Illustrated throughout with vignette engravings and two-page color maps. Some general light surface scuffs. A sound, near-fine set in a beautiful binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Poetical Works of Lord Byron

      John Murray, London 1873 - The pages are generally very clean and bright especially for age, minimal tanning, some grubby marks, occasional small stain, water stains to edges first few pages. Shows little sign of having been read. Endpapers, marbled paper, slightly worn to top front hinge. Page ends marbled, slightly grubby, top edge dulled. Covers, green leather, grubby, faded, scratched, scuffed. Corners, and edges, rubbed and worn. Spine small splits to ends/folds, small tears to head, bumped, rubbed, worn, to ends/folds/bars. All illustrations present. Insides generally very good for age, covers showing their age. Overall, lovely, clean bright copy, especially for age. ***NB this large book is too heavy to send outside UK without additional postage charges*** [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'abbé Tigrane candidat à la papauté

      first edition of the author's masterpiece.Binding half morocco navy with corners, back with five nerves decorated with gilded nets set with double ornate gilded coffered typographical motifs, golden tail date coaching gilded nets on marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper , gilded head, wrappers and back preserved and bound in (slightly dated back), gilded head, perfect binding signed Devauchelle.Precious and exceptional autograph signed by Ferdinand de Lesseps to Fabre: "To the French, Ferdinand de Lesseps, testimony of profound respect, Ferdinand Fabre".Provenance: the Gryse Georges library with his bookplate pasted on a guard.Very nice copy elegantly established by Roger Devauchelle and an illustrious provenance. Alphonse Lemerre Paris 1873 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        Voyage d'Exploration en Indochine effectué pendant les années 1866, 1867 et 1868, par une Commission Française présidée par M. le Capitaine de Frégate Doudart de Lagrée

      Paris: Hachette & Cie, 1873. Four volumes, comprising: two volumes text, large quarto, with a portrait frontispiece, 11 maps, a plate and a plan, and many half-page steel-engraved illustrations throughout; and two atlas volumes folio, the first part "Cartes et plans" with 12 maps, nine plans and an aerial view (some tinted); the second "Album pittoresque" with 48 plates (including 44 bis) on 40 sheets (six of them double-page), mostly tinted in sepia and 11 of the plates in full colour; a handsome set with the text volumes finely bound in contemporary red crushed morocco signed by Hardy, ornately gilt with complex borders corners and fleurons, inner gilt dentelle borders, all edges gilt; the atlas volumes in contemporary red straight-grained quarter morocco with more modest but similar decoration in gilt on the spines. Exploration of the Mekong. A fine copy of the first edition of this great book, one of only 300 copies printed; with the text volumes, very finely bound, in a rare and attractive issue on fine China paper.The wonderfully illustrated official account of the most important exploration in Indochina in the nineteenth century, this details Garnier's extraordinary expedition which covered more than five thousand miles in Cambodia, Laos and Yunnan and carried out the momentous exploration of the Mekong River.The Mekong Expedition followed years of lobbying, mainly on the part of Francis Garnier, who held passionate beliefs about France's "civilising mission" as well as the riches which he claimed would flow from the Mekong, in terms of trade with China. He had been a vocal, though pseudonymous, pamphleteer on the subject and became a most energetic second-in-command of the expedition. The French representative in Cambodia, Doudart de Lagrée, was chosen to lead the expedition.The party left Saigon on 5 June 1866 with orders to find a navigable route into south-western China, and to search for any potentially profitable commodities en route. The journey took them through through Vietnam, Cambodia, including the royal capital of Phnom Penh, Laos and into China. Although the mission was a failure in commercial terms - the Mekong was found to be unnavigable by boats of any size - the party's achievements were immense: mapping over four thousand miles of previously unsurveyed territory and becoming the first Europeans to enter Yunnan province by a southern route.Whilst Garnier was the expedition's principal cartographer, the fine views in the atlas are based on the drawings of Louis Delaporte, a young regular naval officer, but also an artist of considerable talent and great technical skill. "Delaporte's illustrations, ranging from detailed architectural drawings to sketches of people and places the Frenchmen encountered, make the record of the Mekong mission one of the most pictorially complete for the exploration of Indochina in the nineteenth century" (M.E. Osborne, River Road to China, p. 86). The beauty of the landscape, the great diversity of the peoples of the region and the exotic ancient monuments were all recorded in breath-taking detail by Delaporte, and reproduced in sumptuous lithographs and engravings in Garnier's account. Of particular interest are the intricately detailed plates of the mighty ruins of Angkor, the centre of Cambodian glory between the ninth and fifteenth centuries and the overgrown ruins of Vien Chan, the ancient Laotian capital.Apart from the very first stage of the expedition, the large party with their mountain of provisions travelled up the river in pirogues, narrow dug-out canoes, which were pushed forward by the use of long bamboo poles or, in the treacherous rapids, painstakingly pulled along the shore by means of a boat hook. Whilst the Mekong's fearsome rapids and the spectacular Khon waterfalls dashed any hopes of it as a future trade route, more immediate problems beset the expedition, such as encounters with tigers, leeches, quicksand and inevitable illness. Dysentery was a common problem, but much worse was fever. Garnier was lucky to survive a bout of typhoid fever, which rendered him unconscious for eighteen days, and caused him to lose a lot of skin and all his hair. Nevertheless he was fit enough within a couple of months to make a journey of one thousand miles mostly on foot through territory never before explored by Europeans, back to Phnom Penh to secure passports for the party to travel into China.Much to Garnier's regret the party had to abandon the Mekong after Se-Mao in Yunnan, and even to consider following the Red River to Tong-king. But in the event they pressed on through Yunnan, passing through Kunming (Yunnan-fu). De Lagrée succumbed to fever and remained in Hui-tse (where he died soon after) while the party proceeded under the command of Garnier to the Muslim stronghold of Ta-li across the Yang-tse in western Yunnan in the hope of once more seeing the Mekong River. Here Garnier was ordered by the Sultan to abandon the journey under threat of execution if he and his party did not do so. On returning to Hui-tse the party found De Lagrée had died. At this point Garnier became the official leader of the expedition, which returned to Saigon by way of Shanghai.Problems of publicationPublication was not to be easy. Dr Osborne summarised some of the problems recently: 'In many ways it was remarkable that the official version was ever published. Garnier prepared material for the official publication in trying circumstances. He was short of money, partly I expect because he was travelling to receive various honours, including the Patron's Medal of the Royal Geographical Society, but also because he was incurring expenses in connection with the publication project that were not met by the French Navy. Additionally, neither he nor any other members of the Mekong expedition had received the promised payment for equipment lost while they were exploring the river. When he asked for a subvention of 100 francs a month the accounting branch of the navy opposed it remarking that "the question of expenditure is nothing. The danger of precedent is all."!'He was fortunate in being able to incorporate almost all of the material he had prepared from his diaries and which had formed the basis of his series of article, twenty-two in all, that had been published in the Tour du Monde, but he still had to oversee the inclusion of the material prepared by other expedition members that form three-quarters of the text in volume 2.'Then, as I detail in River Road to China, the Navy had great difficulty in convincing other government ministries to subscribe to the publication of the 300 sets that were finally printed. All of this is recorded in an archival dossier with the title 'L'Affaire Hachette'.'On top of all these problems Garnier was under attack from those who thought he did not give due credit to the expedition's leader, Doudart de Lagrée, who had died towards the end of expedition. And there was the Franco-Prussian War to interrupt the processing of the book towards publication. So all in all publication was a remarkable event'.Limitation of the editionPublished in a very small edition, this is now a distinctly rare book when complete: most of those copies held in Indochina have been destroyed by subsequent events, and the beautiful plates have made it a target for the print trade. This copy has a further quality: the text volumes are printed on very fine China paper and clearly represent a special issue of the book. The two slender volumes of text are about half the width of other copies of the first edition that we have seen and given the splendid binding of this copy we can only assume that it was issued with a special purpose.Several bibliographies note that the printing of the first edition was limited to 800 copies but in fact the number was substantially less. As noted above, in the course of the research for his book River Road to China Dr. Osborne identified an archival source setting out in detail the French Navy's great difficulty in convincing other government ministries to subscribe to the publication of the 300 sets that were finally printed. The source for this, later confirmed by Jean-Pierre Gomane in his 1994 book L'Exploration du Mekong: Ernest Doudart de Lagrée-Francis Garnier (1866-68), was the dossier 'L'Affaire Hachette' held in the colonial archives (Archives nationales, Section Outre-Mer, 'Missions', carton 41, dossier C 10 (79)). This confirms that just 300 copies of the two text volumes plus an atlas were printed in 1873. Gomane also notes without comment that there was a second edition, published in 1874 and dated thus, of the text volumes alone. Dr Osborne had not previously been aware of the special fine paper issue of the text volumes seen here, nor is there any reference to such an issue in Gomane's account.Provenance and bindingFrom the library of Victor Forquenot de La Fortelle (1817-1885, engineer), with his bookplate in each text volume; evidently not bound for him as the ornately decorated gilt spines incorporate the cipher "TA" or "AT". The fine and highly ornate bindings are signed "Hardy", presumably the Henri Hardy who worked in France in the second half of the 19th century and was later employed as a "French finisher" by the Club Bindery in New York (an ambitious attempt to replicate European skills in the U.S., which lasted from 1895 to 1909). Since de la Fortelle died in 1885 these bindings must date from Hardy's French period.

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        The Christian in Palestine or Scenes of Sacred History, Historical and Descriptive. Illustrated from Sketches taken on the Spot by W.H.Bartlett.

      London, George Virtue / Printed by Joseph Rickery of Sherbourn Lane, no year [ca.1873]. Quarto. Engraved titlepage and normal titlepage, IV, [2], 234 pages with 78 plates (steel-engravings of Palestine / Israel) Original Hardcover [Original publishers full morocco with gilt lettering on spine and gilted ornaments all around]. Wonderful binding in very good+ condition with only minor signs of external wear. Upper hinge with minor crack. A beautiful example of this importnat travel book. The plates with some minor spotting. Includes also the panoramic double-page view of Jerusalem.

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        De Militaire Willemsorde. Oorspronkelijk Dramatische Schets in 1 Bedrijf

      's-Hage, carpentier, 1873.. Octavo. Pp. 32. Original stiff wrappers, bit worn, frayed, lower wrap gone; some foxing. In good condition. ~ First edition. Extremely rare. Published for the benefit of the wounded and mutilated gunner G. van den Akker with a note to this effect pasted at bottom of front wrapper. Rosier (Pieter Jacobus) Faassen, 1833-1907 was a prolific writer, actor and playwright, Knight in the Order of Oranje-Nassau. His dramatic oeuvre numbers more than twenty plays, including box-office successes like ?Anne-Mie?, "De Ledige Wieg? (The Vacant Crib) and the one-act play ?Manus de Snorder? (Manus the Coachman). He published his autobiography ?Mijn leven? in 1897 and it was reprinted several times. ?De Militaire Willemsorde? is a one-act play whose main character is Van Balen, elderly veteran decorated with the Military William Order, the oldest and highest honour of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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        Über progressive Muskelatrophie, über wahre und falsche Muskelhypertrophie.

      - Berlin, Verlag August von Hirschwald, 1873, 8°, X, 383 pp., 11 lith. Taf., Pappband im Stil der Zeit mit altem Rüchenschild; Text sauber, die Tafeln etwas fleckig. Nikolaus Friedreich (1825-1882) "had been both a pathologist and an internist at the University of Würzburg where he briefly succeeded Rudolph Virchow as professor of pathology after the latter had become Professor of Pathology at the Charité in Berlin. Friedreich was academic head of the department of internal medicine at Heidelberg University for 23 years, commencing at the age of 32 years. He was both a neurologist and cardiologist. Neurology, at that time, was not a separate specialty, but either part of psychiatry or internal medicine. He extensively wrote on hereditary spinocerebellar degeneration and ataxia, but also on PMA and true and spurious muscle hypertrophy. He suggested that PMA was not of spinal origin but represented a primary muscle disease, any lesions in spinal cord being secondary to ascending inflammation N. Friedreich, Über progressive Muskelatrophie, über wahre und falsche Muskelhypertrophie, Hirschwald RM, Berlin (1873) and R. Virchow, Zur Erinnerung an Nikolaus Friedreich, Arch Pathol Anat 90 (1882), pp. 213-220. Such an opinion was understandable because sectioning of peripheral nerves, already known at that time, not only produces Wallerian degeneration, but also retrograde reaction in respective neuronal perikarya. Friedreich's view indicated that PMA was not at first considered to be of spinal origin, but in certain patients may primarily develop in the skeletal muscle. Of course, Meryon had already studied postmortem tissues of his patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and firmly stated the primary lesion being in the muscle while '[.] in the spinal cord and nerves connected within [.] not the slightest trace of disease was detected'. In order to further corroborate primary pathology in PMA less required biopsy studies but rather full autopsies allowing histological examination of the spinal cord, the spinal roots and the peripheral nerves. As a further step in elucidating PMA, not only a condition independent of spinal cord injury or neural origin, but also several such forms were proposed." Hans H. Goebe, The Eighth Meryon Society Lecture read at Worcester College, Oxford on 2 July, 2004. Neuromuscular Disorders, Volume 14, Issue 12, December 2004, pp.822-828 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de Béarn et Navarre. 1517 à 1572 Publiée, pour la première fois, sur le manuscrit original pour la Société de l'Histoire de France par Paul Raymond.

      1873. Edita Jules Renard, Libraire de la Société de l'Histoire de France. 1873 - Imprimerie de A. Gouverneur. Nogent-le-Rotrou, Francia. . 1 Vol. . XVIII+375 pp. Cuarto. Pasta española. . Nicolás de Bordenave (1530?-1601) fue un pastor calvinista francés, muy cercano a la familia Albret, titulares de la soberanía del Béarn en el siglo XVI y reyes de Navarra. La reina Juana de Navarra (Jeanne d'Albret) le nombró Historiógrafo de la Casa de Navarra y le encargó la redacción de una historia del Reino durante los años de soberanía de la familia (desde 1517). El pastor, firme defensor de la política de los Albret frente a las revueltas de los nobles católicos en la Baja Navarra, muestra en el texto un fuerte sentimiento anti español y especialmente por lo que considera una usurpación de los derechos legítimos de la casa de Albret-Foix, tras el matrimonio de Juana con Antonio de Borbón, de la casa de Borbón. Publicado por primera vez en 1572, fue reeditado por la Sociedad De la Historia de Francia en 1873, edición a la que pertenece este ejemplar, a impulso del archivista y paleógrafo Paul Raymond. Raymond desarrolló gran parte de su carrera como archivista del Departamento de los Bajos Pirineos, que engloba las tres provincias vascofrancesas y el Béarn, realizando el primer inventario de su archivo documental y contribuyendo a casi cada investigación histórica sobre el territorio realizada en su época.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. und einigen eh. Notenbeispielen.

      Göttingen, 6. V. 1873.. 3¾ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo.. An den Komponisten Johann Peter Gotthard in Wien: "Eine kleine Verlegenheit treibt mich, Sie bittweise anzugehen. Mir ist abseiten der Göttg. Gel. Anzeigen Ihr Verlag 'Sixtin. Capelle v. E. Schelle' zur Recension angetragen - ich habe mich dem gern unterzogen, nachdem ich allgemeine Einsicht genommen. Nun aber fehlt sonderbarer Weise [...] im Texte der zweite Bogen p 17-32 [...] Da mir nun dran gelegen ist baldmöglich den Bericht zu vollenden, so bitte ich Sie hierdurch inständig um rasche, möglich[st] umgehende Sendung jenes Bogens p[er] Kreuzband. Eine andere Bitte wiegt schwerer, worauf ich wo nicht sogleich doch baldige Antwort wünsche. Ich möchte Ihrem geschätzten Verlag mein neuestes (die älteren kennen Sie nicht!-) Opus anbieten [...]". - Eduard Krüger war Gründer eines Gesangvereins, mit dem er vor allem Oratorien Haydns und Händels aufführte, und betätigte sich als Mitarbeiter musikalischer Fachzeitschriften und Musikkritiker. "Seit 1838 war Krüger mit Robert Schumann bekannt, dessen neuromantische Reformideen er in seinen Publikationen unterstützte ('Beiträge für Leben und Wissenschaft der Tonkunst', 1847). Krüger redigierte 1848 vorübergehend die 'Neue Hannoversche Zeitung'. Nach seiner Berufung als akademischer Musikdirektor an die Univ. Göttingen wurde ihm 1861 der Professorentitel verliehen. Mit Max Herold und Ludwig Friedrich Schöberlein gründete Krüger 1876 die kirchenmusikalische Zeitschrift 'Siona'; außerdem gab er die Zeitschrift 'Frisia' heraus. Später widmete sich Krüger der Katalogisierung des musikalischen Bestandes der Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen" (DBE).

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        A Photograph of Vice Admiral Sir Charles F. Shadwell and Officers of HMS Iron Duke, Yokohama, June 1873.

      Yokohama, - 23.5 x 30.2 cm. Original photograph, unmounted albumen print. This photograph which includes in the group of fifty officers, two Japanese described as 'clerks'- 'Koja Nobro' and 'Hirano Tamenojo'. Each individual in the photograph is numbered discretely in black pen, and then and then idenified by reference to a separate contemporary manuscript list of names. The Japanese on board were no doubt undergoing naval training.

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        The Library Shakspeare [ Shakespeare ]

      London: William MacKenzie 1873. 3 volumes, no date, circa 1873 , engravings through text, bound in a recent quarter green morocoo with marbled boards. The original all edges gilt, scattered foxing. . Very Good. 1/4 Morocco. 1873. Large 4to.

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        Bibliotheca Casinensis

      Cassino - Ex Typographia Casinensi 1873 - A scarce anthology of religious manuscripts from the Cassino Library. Written in Latin. Collected and edited by the Monks of the Order of St. Benedict, a Roman Catholic religious order of independent monastic communities that observe the Rule of St. Benedict. Featuring thirty-six coloured plates. Collation presumed complete. St Augustine's ramsgate Institutional ink stamp to title page as well as a Monastic bookplate to the front pastedown of both volumes. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In half vellum bindings with cloth boards and gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, Sound with slight rubbing. Internally, firmly bound with bright pages. Scattered spotting throughout both volumes. Repaired tear to title page of volume one. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. und einigen eh. Notenbeispielen.

      Göttingen, 6. V. 1873. - 3¾ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. An den Komponisten Johann Peter Gotthard in Wien: "Eine kleine Verlegenheit treibt mich, Sie bittweise anzugehen. Mir ist abseiten der Göttg Gel Anzeigen Ihr Verlag 'Sixtin. Capelle v. E. Schelle' zur Recension angetragen - ich habe mich dem gern unterzogen, nachdem ich allgemeine Einsicht genommen. Nun aber fehlt sonderbarer Weise [.] im Texte der zweite Bogen p 17-32 [.] Da mir nun dran gelegen ist baldmöglich den Bericht zu vollenden, so bitte ich Sie hierdurch inständig um rasche, möglich[st] umgehende Sendung jenes Bogens p[er] Kreuzband. Eine andere Bitte wiegt schwerer, worauf ich wo nicht sogleich doch baldige Antwort wünsche. Ich möchte Ihrem geschätzten Verlag mein neuestes (die älteren kennen Sie nicht!-) Opus anbieten [.]". - Eduard Krüger war Gründer eines Gesangvereins, mit dem er vor allem Oratorien Haydns und Händels aufführte, und betätigte sich als Mitarbeiter musikalischer Fachzeitschriften und Musikkritiker. "Seit 1838 war Krüger mit Robert Schumann bekannt, dessen neuromantische Reformideen er in seinen Publikationen unterstützte ('Beiträge für Leben und Wissenschaft der Tonkunst', 1847). Krüger redigierte 1848 vorübergehend die 'Neue Hannoversche Zeitung'. Nach seiner Berufung als akademischer Musikdirektor an die Univ. Göttingen wurde ihm 1861 der Professorentitel verliehen. Mit Max Herold und Ludwig Friedrich Schöberlein gründete Krüger 1876 die kirchenmusikalische Zeitschrift 'Siona'; außerdem gab er die Zeitschrift 'Frisia' heraus. Später widmete sich Krüger der Katalogisierung des musikalischen Bestandes der Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen" (DBE).

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        SEIYOW UYE BIKI SETSU YOW USIWU: SEIYO E BIKI SETSUYOH SHOH:ILLUSTRATED WESTERN [ENGLISH] DICTIONARY.

      [Japan 1873] - . Stiff yellow stitched wrs., very good, 55 b.w.woodblock illustrations, 1 color woodcut, 55 double foldedleaves. Co-author/artist Hasegawa Sadanobu. R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Gedenkblatt zum 50jährigen Dienst-Jubiläum des Kaiserlichen Ober-Post-Directors Ritter p.p. Herrn Joseph Ignatz Eickholt am 21sten Juni 1873 gewidmet von den Beamten des Ober-Post-Directions-Bezirks Cöln'.

      - Aquarell und Zeichnung v. Göplingshausen, dat. 1873, 60 x 49,5 Fein ausgeführtes Aquarell mit kalligraphisch gestalteter Beschriftung. - Oben Ansicht von Köln über den Rhein mit Schiffbrücke im Vordergrund. - Unten zwei Ansichten von Arnsberg vom Klosterberg und Schwelm. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

      London: John Murray, 1873. Sixth Edition . Three-quarters leather. Very Good/No jacket - as issued. 19 x 13 Cms (7.5" x 5"). PUBLISHING DETAILS: Sixth edition, thirteenth thousand, of Darwin's world-changing book, published by John Murray of London in 1873. 458 pages, with fold-out diagram. Size; 19 x 13 cms (7.5" x 5"). Weight; 670g (1.5 pounds). CONDITION: I would rate this as very good. The book has been rebound in three-quarters brown leather, with 5 raised bands to the spine, over combed boards (see photo). The covers are generally sound and clean - the leather may have been restored - if so, very neatly. The leather spine labels are missing, thought the indents of the words can still be made out. The binding remains tight and secure. The text is generally clean and bright with just the odd mark. There is some light foxing to the prelims and back endpapers but no labels or inscriptions. Overall, this is a neat early printing of a most collectible title and will look very well on the bookshelf. THE BOOK: 'can we doubt ... that individuals having any advantage, however slight, over others, would have the best chance of surviving and of procreating their kind?' In the Origin of Species, Darwin challenged many of the most deeply held beliefs of the Western world. His insistence on the immense length of the past and on the abundance of life-forms, present and extinct, dislodged man from his central position in creation and called into question the role of the Creator. He showed that new species are achieved by natural selection, and that absence of plan is an inherent part of the evolutionary process. Darwin's prodigious reading, experimentation, and observations on his travels fed into his great work, which draws on material from the Galapagos Islands to rural Staffordshire, from English back gardens to colonial encounters.

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        Briefwechsel und Tagebücher des Fürsten Hermann von Pückler-Muskau. Bde. 1 - 6 (v. 9).

      Hamburg, Hoffmann & Campe, 1873 - 1874.. Braune Original-Ganzleinenbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln; Buchdeckel mit umlaufenden Blindprägungen; marmorierter Buchschnitt; Vorsatz mit ästhetischem Exlibris. Briefkorrespondenz und Reisetagebücher des Landschaftsarchitekten, Schriftstellers und Orientreisenden Fürst Hermann von Pückler-Muskau (1785 - 1871). Gliederung: Erster Band: Briefwechsel, 473 S. Zweiter Band: Reisetagebücher und vermischte Aufsätze. Bd. 1, 480 S. Dritter Band: Briefwechsel zwischen Pückler und Varnhagen von Ense, 473 S. Vierter Band: Briefe Pückler's an Ludmilla Assing - Pückler's Bräutigamsbriefe an Lucie, Reichsgräfin von Pappenheim, geborene Freiin von Hardenberg - Vermischter Briefwechsel aus Pückler's Jugendzeit, 1800-1809., 443 S. Fünfter Band: Briefwechsel zwischen Pückler und Alexander von Humboldt - Briefwechsel zwischen Pückler und Lady Hester Stanhope - Briefwechsel zwischen Pückler und Heinrich Heine - Briefe Pückler's an Lucie 1817-1822 - Vermischter Briefwechsel aus Pückler's Jugendzeit, 1810-1820., 479 S. Sechster Band: Briefwechsel zwischen Pückler und Heinrich Laube - Briefwechsel zwischen Pückler und die Herzogin Dorothea v. Sagan - Briefwechsel zwischen Pückler und Edwina Viereck - Briefwechsel zwischen Pückler, seinem Neffen, dem Fürsten von Schönaich-Carolath und Grävell, wegen Anstellung eines Predigers - Briefe Pückler's an Lucie 1824 - 1826 - Briefe Pückler's an Lucie während seines Aufenthalts in England. 1827-1829 - Vermischter Briefwechsel aus Pückler's Jugendzeit, 1821-1826., 500 S. Im Besonderen aufgrund der von ihm visionär gestalteten Landschaftsparks in Muskau und später in Branitz gilt Pückler-Muskau heute als genialer Landschaftskünstler, der in der Umsetzung seiner gestalterischen Konzepte seiner Zeit in mancher Hinsicht voraus war; vor allem seine durch großflächigem Umpflanzungen geschaffenen "Blickachsen" gelten als zukunftsweisende Elemente moderner Parkgestaltung. Eine Schwester im Geiste fand der "Parkomane" in seiner neun Jahre älteren Ehefrau Lucie von Hardenberg (1776 - 1854), Tochter des preußischen Staatskanzlers und Reformers Karl August von Hardenberg (1750 - 1822), die Pücklers Leidenschaft teilte und rückhaltlos unterstützte. Popularität erlangte Pückler ferner durch seine ausgedehnten Reisen, insbesondere in den Nahen und Mittleren Osten, dessen Kultur und Lebensweise er wie kaum ein anderer Zeitgenosse studierte. Sein Versuch, die Quellen des Nils zu erforschen, führte ihn 1838 bis in den Sudan, bis er südlich von Khartum schwer an Malaria erkrankte und den Rückweg nach Europa antreten mußte. Pückler blieb der morgenländischen Kultur ein Leben lang verbunden, so ließ er sich gern in orientalischer Tracht abbilden. Der zwischenzeitlich nahezu vergessene Pückler ist heute als Landschaftsvisionär, nicht zuletzt aber auch aufgrund seines unkonventionellen, bisweilen als tollkühn bezeichneten Lebenswandels, mit dem er die strenge - oft vorgespiegelte - Sittlichkeit seiner Zeit- und Standesgenossen konterkarierte - so ließ es sich im Einvernehmen mit Lucie von dieser scheiden, um in England eine begüterte neue Ehefrau zur weiteren Finanzierung seiner Landschaftsprojekte zu suchen - , wieder wesentlich stärker in den Blickpunkt des öffentlichen und kulturellen Interesses geraten. Der Fernsehsender Arte widmete ihm am 1. und 9. März 2015 eine einstündige, mit Spielszenen angereicherte Dokumentation. Originalausgaben von Pücklers Briefen, Schriften und Reiseberichten die er unter den Pseudonymen "Der Verstorbene" und "Semilasso" veröffentlichte, sind heute nur noch selten anzutreffen.. Buchrücken etwas aufgehellt, Kapitale und Gelenke partiell etwas berieben; bei Bd. 6 zwei Seiteneinrisse fachmännisch geschlossen. Sonst gute Exemplare dieser überaus seltenen Bände; Seiten sauber und fleckenfrei. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Vida De Santa Teresa De Jesús, Publicada Por La Sociedad Foto-Tipográfica-Católica. Conforme al Original Manuscrito Que Se Conserva En El Real Monasterio De San Lorenzo Del Escorial.

      Imprenta Aguado, Madrid 1873 - 415pp - CCIV pp. con el facsímil del manuscrito y dos hojas. En papel de hilo. Muy buen ejemplar encuadernado de época en pergamino, lomera con un tejuelo. Size: 34 x 23,5 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Around the World in Eighty Days (1873 First Edition)

      James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. 1873 - A true first edition, with 1873 publication notice entered at the Office of the Librarian of Congress and 1873 printed at the bottom of the title page. The title was first published serially in 1872 inthe French newspaper "Le Temps" as "Le Tour du Monde en Quatre-vingt Jours." The story is the author's most famous adventure-travel book. Of the author (1828-1905), Martin Seymour-Smith said, "Verne was a boy at heart; but an ingenious and inspired boy," noting that Verne's prophetic stories, "many of them set in the future, coincided with the rise of science" (Funk & Wagnalls Guide to Modern World Literature, p. 409). This lively narrative has the endlessly inventive Phileas Fogg, usually a sedentary London gentleman, and his French valet, Jean Passparteout (literally, "go everywhere"), crossing three continents and two oceans by railway, steamers, trading vessels, yachts, carriages, sail-sledges, and other means (including an elephant) in 80 days (a feat then considered almost impossible) in order to win a time sensitive wager with Fogg's fellow club members. He is pursued by private detective Fix, who believes he is a bank robber. Nail-biting delays and death-defying feats are many. A notable addition to Fogg's entourage is a charming Hindu widow, Aouda, whom he saves from ritual immolation (and later marries in England, to his great happiness). Needless to say, the winning of the bet is a cliff-hanger, relying upon his having crossed the international date line eastbound, therefore gaining a day (Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia, pp. 52, 1076; Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature, p. 73; The Penguin Companion to European literature, pp. 797-798). This book is bound in green cloth with bright gilt illustration and decoration on the front board and spine. It is embossed with black in-fill, except on the rear embossed board. Boards are beveled. It has brown end papers with a faded bookplate on the inside front board (upon which only "New York" can be made out under magnification). The title page is embossed with the previous owner's seal. The seal has raised the paper, but has not imprinted it with ink. There is an Intact tissue guard between the frontispiece portraying Phileas Fogg and the title page. The five stitch sewn binding is shaken but holding, with signature pp. 115-126 held by one stitch and page 308 (one of 54 full-page illustrations) loose and laid-in place. The is gilt on all 315 page edges. The volume has considerable shelf wear on the spine heel and crown, as well as corners (please see photograph). Original state binding. The interior pages are unmarked with very rare soiling. A drawing by Jules Verne of his little decked bark ("Bourset Malais," the "Saint Michael") is printed opposite the first page of the Introduction. Includes, in addition to the 54 ful- page drawings rendered as steel engraving plates, a smaller illustration on page 297 ("Passepartout putting out the gas-light"). This is a very rare 1873 first edition. The story remains popular and has been adapted to many formats, including a Broadway theater play produced and directed by Orson Welles and with songs by Cole Porter, a motion picture film with a star-studded international cast (1956 Academy-Award Best Picture winner), a 1989 NBC miniseries headlined by Pierce Brosnan, Julia Nickelson-Soul, and Peter Ustinov, and a SCI-FI Channel television series that premiered in fall 2000 ("The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne") (see The New York Public Library Literature Companion, p. 479). This book is a very good candidate for further conservation and rebinding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Fur Country. Or Seventy Degrees North Latitude, Translated from the French by N.d'Anvers. With One Hundred Illustrations

      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company. [1873] 1874, 1873. FIRST EDITION: A very fresh copy, printed November 1873 with typical practice of a post-dated (1874) title page. Octavo, pp.334 illustrated with steel engravings. Bound in original pebble-grained green pictorial cloth embossed in blind, gilt and black, dark brown endpapers. There were four variant colours of cloth. A small amount of trivial wear to cloth at head of spine. Neat owner's inscription to front free end paper and again to title page. This is possibly the first printing in English, as the London edition was also issued in that month.

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