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        President Ulysses S. Grant appoints an officer in the Fourth Regiment of Artillery. Mint condition.

      Washington, D.C., December 29, 1873. 15.5" x 19". "Partly Printed Document Signed ""U.S. Grant"" as President, 1 page, 15.5"" x 19"". On parchment, folds. Washington, D.C., December 29, 1873. Completed in manuscript. Countersigned ""Wm. W. Belknap"" as Secretary of War. Patriotic military vignettes at top center and across bottom.Official blind embossed 2.25"" diameter blue War Department seal with serrated edges affixed at upper left. Fine condition.In part, ""Know Ye, That reposing special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity, and abilities of Albert S. Cummins I have nominated, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate do appoint him Second Lieutenant in the Fourth Regiment of Artillery ...""From the U.S. Senate History web page: ""On March 2, 1876, just minutes before the House of Representatives was scheduled to vote on articles of impeachment, [Secretary of War] Belknap raced to the White House, handed Grant his resignation, and burst into tears. This failed to stop the House. Later that day, members voted unanimously to send the Senate five articles of impeachment, charging Belknap with ?criminally disregarding his duty as Secretary of War and basely prostituting his high office to his lust for private gain."" ... On August 1, 1876, the Senate rendered a majority vote against Belknap on all five articles. As each vote fell short of the necessary two thirds, however, he won acquittal."""

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        Mnemosyne. Bibliotheca Philologica Batavia.

      Leiden u. Leipzig, Brill und Harassowitz, 1873-1993. - ISSN: 0026-7074. Titel rückseitig gestempelt. Buchrücken mit Bibliotheksrückenschild. Die frühen Jahrgänge teils etwas stockfleckig, ansonsten sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar in festen Einbänden. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 90000 8°. Halbleinen- und Leineneinbände Nova Series Bände 1 (1873) - 60 (1932/33) (ohne die Bände 2,19,20 und 42; 3.Serie. 1 (1933/34) - 13 (1947); 4.Serie 1 (1948) - 46 (1993) in 111 Bänden.

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        [ARCHIVE OF CIVIL WAR LETTERS WRITTEN BY LIEUT. SHELDON C. TREAT OF THE 4th IOWA INFANTRY]

      [Various locations, including Missouri, Iowa, and Arkansas], 1873. Quarto and octavo sheets. Old folds. Some light wear and soiling. Very good. Born in West Haven, Connecticut, Sheldon Treat emigrated to Missouri in 1859 to find work as a carpenter. Along with gainful employment, Treat soon found himself on the front lines of what would become the Civil War. This fine collection documents the transformation of a young easterner looking for work into a Civil War soldier. His service included marching with General Sherman from Atlanta to the sea. The archive is comprised of four letters written before Treat's enlistment; fifteen letters from the war, including one from Treat's commanding officer; three letters written in the years after the war; and a brief autobiographical sketch. In some ways the three pre-war letters are the most interesting of the lot. Written from Forest City, Missouri, a troubled outpost near the Kansas border, the letters provide a glimpse into the drama as war fever rose in an area already engulfed by violence. On Jan. 24, 1861, Treat described an incident with border ruffians: "You tell me to be careful about [getting] into scrapes like the one we had about the boat, no law of this state could molest them fellows at all for they had got my on the Kansas side and the onely way [to] get it was by force. A fellow from Ohio was with me on the river at the time of the fuss. There was 6 of them they all drawed their knives and one his revolver, we had no arms but one knife to defend ourself with but we got the boat and got back safe. When we got up town 30 men was redy to go after them. Had we had our revolvers there would have been some shooting done." He briefly toys with the idea of joining a wagon train headed up the Oregon Trail: "There is not much going on here at the present, I think of going across the plains this spring, to Oregon with a company of 50 families from Ioway to form a colony on Trinity Bay, we [shall] send one of our numbers up this week or next to make the arrangement for the trip...." Whatever the case, Treat was not headed back to the staid life of New England. "As for me coming back to the New England states there is no such thing in the book. I like this country to well for that, if I go anywhere from hear this summer it will be fa[r]ther west or up into Iowa. I have got a job there if I wish to go, if the Union stands there will be plenty of work here for all. The yong men of this place are having their hair cut short for the spring fights, they commenced election day to fight and have been at it ever scince [sic]." He moved on to Des Moines some months later, enlisting and enjoying the benefit of a steady paycheck. There, he wasted little time before enlisting in the 4th Iowa Infantry, where he proved himself a capable soldier, earning promotion to second lieutenant by October 1862 and to first lieutenant in January 1863. Serving mostly in the western theatre, Treat saw action in seventeen battles and took part in Sherman's March to the Sea, reenlisting after a furlough for the duration. His letters reveal a strong pro-unionist as he became accustomed to military life in Missouri, culminating in his first major battle, at Pea Ridge. On Aug. 18, 1862 he writes home to describe the devastation he experienced during one of the year's most decisive battles, and the way in which his commitment to the cause was growing stronger as he grew from new recruit into a veteran: "Martha says it almost makes her sick to see them poor fellows in the hospital at New Haven. She ought to go over one battle field and see the sights it would make her sick for certain. I should liked to had you seen the field at Pea Ridg for I know it would not made you sick but you would not have forgotten it very soon. Man is a curious thing in a fight. People will say fight for honor and glory but I tell you that they fight because they are mad and because they love to fight. You put a company into action and watch them the first 2 or 3 rounds they take it very cool but soon they begin to fall and this one looses a brother and that one a messmate and blood runs freely then jest listen and hear the deep curses of revenge and then see if they fight becaus they love it. Yes every shot is dearer than life to them, they don't think of honors then and how different is it with them the next time they come into action they go at it like a days work...." Interestingly, Treat's support for the war seems not to have been shared by his father, and he writes a passionate letter complaining that his father seems to offer nothing in his letters but sarcastic and discouraging comments (Aug. 28, 1862): "I have here some 80 men to associate with and all are getting letters from home cheering them on the good worck and although I have proved myself as brave as the bravest yet I get no encouragement from father...." Posted at Helena in the latter half of 1862, the 4th Iowa took part in the early maneuvers of the Vicksburg Campaign, and the archive includes a fine description of the fall of Fort Hindman, Jan. 18, 1863: "Our loss is 500 killed and wounded, Our Regiment lost but 4 men in all. The Battle lasted 3 hours when they surrendered the fort to us. They had 1 gun of 100 lbs and 3 of 68 lbs all casemated with Railroad iron and 6 feet of oak timber....we got 2 field Batteries and 2 splendid parrott guns and 4000 stand of Endfield Rifles some muskets plenty of shot guns revolvers and pistols of all sorts...." There are also two excellent letters from later in the Vicksburg Campaign, written after the regiment had been circled behind Vicksburg, to cut off any possible escape to the east, though at heavy cost to their own ranks. On May 24, 1863 he writes: "We have taken 8000 prisoners and 75 pieces of artillery. Our loss is hevy. My Reg has lost about 50 men. The 9 Iowa lost all but 130. Some Reg have lost all their field officers and some most all their line officers. Jackson the capital of this state is burned down. I am in camp on Walnut Hills 2 miles back of the town in front is a big Fort still in the hands of the rebels....We have got Warenton and Haines Bluffs both with all their guns and have got the rebels whare we can tend to them jest when it suits us...." Running through Treat's letters is his squabble with his father, and Treat takes every opportunity to lambaste the Copperheads. After the draft riots of 1863, he taunted his father: "How much has the Copperheads made by their riots in New York city. I think they will get their fill before long. I rather guess bullets will stop them, it was a pity they used blank cartridges as they had such a nice range for canister in the streets. I guess that Father Abraham who live in Washington is able to stop such proceedings and if necessary stop some of their winds...." An interesting record from the Western front.

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        [ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT SKETCHBOOK OF THE H.M.S. CHALLENGER EXPEDITION, 1872 - 1874]

      [H.M.S. Challenger, 1873. Oblong quarto sketchbook, 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Original printed wrappers, backed in later tape. Inscribed on front wrapper verso: "William Gurling. H.M.S. Challenger. Sydney. Australia." Covers worn. Some minor soiling internally, but overall clean, bright, and in very good condition, with most tissue guards remaining. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. The remarkable original watercolor sketchbook of Benjamin Shephard from the historic scientific voyage of the H.M.S. Challenger. In 1968, J. Welles Henderson, collector, historian, and founder of the Philadelphia Maritime Museum, discovered the sketchbook in an antique shop in Boston. He purchased the volume and soon showed it to Harris B. Stewart, an oceanographer and member of the Maritime Museum's Underwater Advisory Board, who agreed that the drawings added "a delightful artistic postscript to the volumes already written about what is still considered the greatest of all oceanographic expeditions" (Stewart and Henderson, p.[3]). In 1972, on the centennial of the Challenger's launch, the Philadelphia Maritime Museum published a facsimile volume of the sketchbook, with an introduction and detailed commentary by Stewart and Henderson accompanying each plate. During their research on the sketchbook, Henderson and Stewart discovered that Benjamin Shephard was a cooper who served during the entire voyage of the H.M.S. Challenger, from November 1872 to May 1876. Shephard was born at Brixton in Surrey in 1841, entered the navy in 1862, and died in Australia from tuberculosis in 1887 at the age of forty-five. "Evidently," Henderson and Stewart write, "he found work not particularly to his liking, as he was promoted and demoted several times during his 25-year career." He paid significant attention to his Challenger sketchbook, however, creating this series of splendid watercolors that show the work of a skilled and observant amateur. The sketches are all approximately 6 by 9 3/4 inches, each featuring a view of the ship and framed with a caption- bearing garter. Following the attractive pictorial titlepage, they begin with a fanciful scene of the Challenger dredging the sea floor, with mermaids guiding the net below and bestowing it with shells and an old anchor. Stewart and Henderson note that like the sailors on most oceanographic expeditions, "those aboard the H.M.S. Challenger, although intrigued by the work of the scientists, were more interested in the ports which punctuated the long periods of observations at sea. Thus Shephard, with few exceptions, concentrated on painting not the scientific work at sea but rather the Challenger at her various ports of call." Twenty-five of the watercolors are port or other coastal views, covering Madeira, St. Thomas, Bermuda, Halifax, St. Michael's, St. Vincent, St. Paul's Rocks, Fernando Noronha, Tristan de Cunha, Capetown, Prince Edward Island, Crozet Island, Kerguelen Island, and McDonald Island. Many of these depict other ships and boats, with forts, towns, and the occasional lighthouse in the background. Non-coastal scenes include one of a violent storm in the Gulf of Florida, a particularly attractive view of the ship at full sail "on her way to St. Paul's Rocks," and six sketches of the Challenger sailing, firing, and dredging among the Antarctic icebergs. A beautiful and important visual record of what Howgego has called "the most detailed and extensive examination of the world's oceans in the history of exploration.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O. u. D. - 1 S. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten, d. i. der frz. Politiker, Theaterkritiker und Dichter Georges Pioch (1873-1953), mit der Frage, wann und wo er das Manuskript, das er ihm für ein Musikalbum versprochen habe, zurückgeben solle. – Auf Briefpapier mit gepr. Adresse und schwarzem Trauerrand; mit kleineren Randläsuren und einem größerem Einriß in der oberen Blatthälfte.

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        Vazeeri Rupi

      London: E&FN Spon, 1873. First. Hardcover. VG+. The silver country and Vazeers in KULU. Its beauties, antiquities and silver mines. including a trip over the lower Himalayah (sic) range and glaciers, with numerous illustrations. 102 pp, text ill and lovely lithographed plates. The work originally appeared as a series of magazine articles and met such popular response that the author obtained these wonderful ill and published the work about everything interested he had seen in Kulu and his travels in that part of Central Asia. A VG+ copy in original highly decorated and gilt stamped and blindstamped binding. Rare.

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        The Gallery of Pigeons and Other Poems. [Presentation copy from the author with additional manuscript stanza].

      London: Henry S. King, 1873. First edition. Hardcover. Good. London: Henry S. King, 1873. First edition. viii,198pp.,(+32pp. publisher's catalogue). §Krishnamurti (Supplement) 21. The author's sole publshed volume of verse. As a poet, Marzials was poised between the Pre-Raphaelites and the Fin de Siècle (John Betjeman's interest in him - he gave a radio talk on Marzials in 1950, and lent his own copy of 'The Gallery of Pigeons' to the Krishnamurti exhibition - reflecting the latter, in particular). Original dark green cloth, gilt lettering and decoration. Lower fore-edge corners bumped. Discreet repair to head of spine, some general surface marking to covers (spine unaffected). A good copy with the author's ink presentation inscription to the writer Edward Plater to title-page. Later ink ownership name, c.1920, of one Charles Davies facing title. Page 149 bears an additional (third) stanza to an untitled bagatelle (first line: 'The wanton bee that suck'd the rose') in an early pencilled hand that could well be that of the author; certainly the lines are in keeping and of suitable authenticity. The poem is reprinted as originally published in the sole modern edition of Marzials, 'Selected Poems' edited by John M. Munro. Whether in the author's hand or not, the manuscript stanza is almost certainly genuine, and probably previously unrecorded.

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        Notizie dei Professori del disegno in Liguria dalle origini al secolo XVI, in 6 voll.

      Tip. di Luigi Sambolino 1873/80 in 4°, pp. XLIV, 455; XX, 563, 1 b.; 538; 391; 398; 426; leg. recente in stile ottocentesco m / pelle antichizzata con ampi angoli, ds. a nervi con tit. e fregi in oro, piatti in carta marmor., conservate le bross. originali. Opera vastissima e approfondita, la migliore sull?argomento, con vite, opere, committenze, fatti e luoghi dei maestri liguri o che hanno operato in Liguria, sia nel campo della pittura e della scultura che della miniatura, oreficeria, argenteria, monete, vetreria e intarsio, con Indice delle materie, Indice alfabetico dei Professori..., Repertorio delle cose più notabili, Prospetto cronologico de? documenti, Appendice. Opera molto rara ed in ottimo stato, quasi completamente intonsa, in barbe e con ampi margini; solo lievi e rare fior. 151 / 29 150

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        Meyers Konversations-Lexikon 2.Auflage, 17 Bände, 1871-1873 (II)

      - Meyers Neues Konversations-Lexikon. Ein Wörterbuch des allgemeinen Wissens. Neuer Stereotyp-Abdruck der Zweiten gänzlich umgearbeiteten Auflage (beendigt 1867). 17 Bände (Grundlexikon A-Z, Registerband & der häufig fehlende Special-Supplement). Hildburghausen, Bibliographisches Institut, 1871-1873. Exemplar mit in den Bänden eingebundenen, über 200 (teils farbigen, teilweise doppelseitigen) Illustrationen. Original-Leineneinbände der Zeit mit Goldprägungen. Deckel vorn & hinten floral geprägt. Wie auch den ersten 9 Originalbildern zu entnehmen, Deckel & Buchschnitt sind noch schön erhalten. Kanten etwas berieben, Ecken stark bestoßen. Das Leinen zeigt an manchen der unteren (auf den Bildern gut sichtbar) & bei sechs Bänden der seitlichen Buchrückenkante Einrisse, bei einem Band einen sehr starken. Innen sauber, kein unangenehmer Geruch. Seiten gebräunt; vorn, hinten & auf manchen Abbildungs-Rändern leicht fleckig. Alles fest eingebunden, keine fehlenden Seiten, lediglich eine Seite lose beiliegend. Bei einem Band ist der Buchblock etwas gelockert. Aufgrund der Vollständigkeit - alle erschienen 17 Lexikon-Bände & mit allen Illustrationen - interessantes Exemplar mit einigen äußerlichen - im Preis entsprechend berücksichtigten - Spuren der Zeit. 35000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Flowes of Loveliness. Forty Groups of Female Figures, Emblematic of Flowers, Designed by the First Artists, expressly for this Work; with Poetical Illustrations by Letitia E. Landon, The Countess of Blessington, and Thomas Haynes Bayley

      London: John Tallis, (1873). Folio. (14.5 x 11 inches). Unpaginated. Engraved illusts. Original dark green morocco, elaborately blocked in gilt to both front and lower covers, with raised bands to spine. Edges of cloth banded in gilt. Gilt dentelles. A.e.g. Yellow art paper endpapers. Ornate floral design, hand-painted (including gilt), with gothick lettering To Clara Rousby from Her Mother, October 13, 1873, bound in. A handsome volume with a gift manuscript page. Clara Rousby. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        THROUGH THE AIR: A NARRATIVE OF FORTY YEARS' EXPERIENCE AS AN AËRONAUT. COMPRISING A HISTORY OF THE VARIOUS ATTEMPTS IN THE ART OF FLYING BY ARTIFICIAL MEANS FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD DOWN TO THE PRESENT TIME.

      To-Day Printing and Publishing Company, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Chicago 1873 - Continuation of the extended title reads; "With an Account of The Author's Most Important Air-Voyages and his Many Thrilling Adventures and Hairbreadth Escapes. Also, An Appendix, In Which Are Given Full Instructions for the Manufacture and Management of Balloons." An expanded edition of "System of Aeronautics," first published in 1850. Wise was a pioneer in the field of ballooning making over 400 flights during his lifetime and was responsible for several innovations in balloon design. 650 pages with numerous full-page woodcut engravings of balloons in flight and of balloon types. Bound in brown cloth with lettering, border and illustration on the front cover and spine in black and gilt. The same illustration, border and lettering are stamped in blind on the rear cover. Tissue guard over the frontis shows a few spots of foxing. A very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HOOKA JIM

      [Fort Jones, Ca, 1873. Photograph and card with old stains. In good condition. A rare photograph of one of the Modoc Indians captured during the Modoc War of 1873 in northern California. Palmquist and Kailbourn call Louis Heller "the indefatigable photographer of the Modoc War," and this image is one of twenty-four portraits that Heller made of Modoc prisoners. Born in Germany, Heller emigrated to the United States in the mid-1850s, and was an assistant to lithographer Julius Bien in the production of the Bien edition of Audubon's THE BIRDS OF AMERICA. In the early 1860s, Heller went to California and established himself as a photographer in Yreka in 1863. He moved to Fort Jones in 1869 and worked there for the rest of the century. When the Modoc War broke out in 1872, Heller became one of its primary photographic chroniclers, and was in direct competition with Eadweard Muybridge. The main Modoc grievance was over forced resettlement on reservations, and hostilities lasted into 1873. Heller made stereoscopic views of significant sights in the conflict, and produced a series of twenty-four portraits of Modoc protagonists, which he published under his own imprint in May 1873. Muybridge, however, did a better job of marketing his photographs nationally, so Heller turned to Carleton Watkins to market his own photographs. When Heller's images were published in July, 1873 in FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, they were attributed to Watkins, thus obscuring Heller's contribution. Heller eventually sold his negatives to Watkins, and the mount on this copy advertises the "Watkins' Yosemite Art Gallery," from which may be had "the only genuine photographs of Captain Jack, and the Modoc Indians," as well as "interesting points of the Modoc War." The copyright notice on the recto of the mount is for Heller, however. "Hooka Jim" (better known as "Hooker Jim") was considered one of the most aggressive of the Modocs, who were led by Captain Jack. He eventually surrendered to the Army, testified against Captain Jack in return for amnesty, and was exiled to Indian Territory. The printed attestation under the portrait of Hooka Jim on the recto of the mount reads: "I certify that L. Heleer [sic] has this day taken the Photographs of the above Modoc Indian, prisoner under my charge. Capt. C.B. Throckmorton, 4th U.S. Artillery, Officer of the Day. I am cognizant of the above fact. Gen. Jeff C. Davis, U.S.A.

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        Lehrbuch der schönen Gartenkunst. Mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die praktische Ausführung von Gärten und Parkanlagen.

      Ernst & Korn,, Berlin, 1873 - 2. verm. u. verb. Aufl. Berlin, Ernst & Korn, 1873. 39 cm. VIII, 252 Spalten auf 117 S. mit 96 Figuren im Text, 1 S., 23 lithogr. Tafeln, davon 14 farbig und 2 doppelseitig (numeriert von I bis XXV, so komplett). Original Halbleder (Hardcover). Franzband, marm. Vorsätze ggpr. Rücken. Gut. Einband etwas bestoßen u. beschabt, Rücken an Kopf und Fuß m. kl. Fehlteil u. einseitig am Gelenk geplatzt. Seiten teils braunfleckig, Tafeln durchgängig m. Braunflecken. Stempel a. flieg. Vorsätzen u. vs. hinterer Vorsatz. Meyer, Johann Heinrich Gustav (*14. Januar 1816 in Frauendorf in Pommern, heute Ortsteil Golecino von Stettin, † 27. Mai 1877 in Berlin) war Landschaftsgestalter, Städtischer Gartendirector zu Berlin und schuf als erster Parks, die als Erholungsstätten für die einfachen Bürger der Stadt gedacht waren. Bekannte und heute zum Teil noch erhaltene Planungen von Gustav Meyer in Berlin sind der Treptower Park, der Friedrichshain, der Humboldthain, der kleine Tiergarten und mehrere Promenaden. Auch entwarf er den Straßen- und Bebauungsplan der Villenkolonie Alsen im heutigen Berliner Ortsteil Wannsee. Seine Ausbildung zum Gärtner absolvierte er im Botanischen Garten in Schöneberg. Von 1832 bis 1836 lernte Meyer an der Königlichen Gärtnerlehranstalt Sanssouci, unter anderem bei Peter Josef Lenné, für den er in der Folge weiter arbeitete. Lenné betraute ihn dann 1843 komplett mit der Leitung technischer Belange in seinem Büro. Meyer übernahm auch Lehrtätigkeiten im Plan- und Landschaftszeichnen, für Projektionslehre und Perspektive. Meyer und Lenné setzten die Wünsche Friedrich Wilhelms IV. um und verschönerten die Grünanlagen um Potsdam, bzw. legten sie neu an. Meyer erhielt dann neben seiner Lehrtätigkeit auch die Stellung des Garten-Kondukteurs. Durch eine gewonnene Ausschreibung für die Gestaltung des Friedrichshains wurde dieser von 1846 bis 1848 nach seinen Entwürfen angelegt. 1859 wurde er zum Hofgärtner ernannt. Nach Lennés Tod durfte Meyer jedoch nicht dessen Nachfolger werden. Als in Berlin 1870 eine Deputation für städtische Park- und Gartenanlagen (Berliner Gartenbauamt) gebildet wurde, übernahm er deren Leitung als Städtischer Gartendirector zu Berlin. Ab 1876 wurden die von Meyer schon vorher gemachten Planungen zum Treptower Park als Volksgarten umgesetzt. Meyer gehörte als Schüler und rechte Hand Lennés zu den Vertretern der Gärtnerei als künstlerische und akademische Aufgabe ("Garteningenieure") und trat wie sein Lehrer für eine Verwissenschaftlichung der Gärtnerausbildung ein (Im Gegensatz zu seinem Kontrahenten Jühlke, der die Ausbildung mehr unter praktisch-betrieblichen Aspekten sah). Das vorliegende Buch ist die Realisierung eines von Lenné geplanten Buches über die Gartenkunst, das dieser aber nicht mehr selbst verfassen konnte. "In seiner Bedeutung als Quellenwerk nur den Büchern Reptons oder Pücklers an die Seite zu stellen, überliefert es, was der nimmermüde Lenné uns nun doch vorenthalten hat, die Quintessenz seiner Erfahrung." (Ohff) Dochnahl 102. Sprache: deu Gut. Einband etwas bestoßen u. beschabt, Rücken an Kopf und Fuß m. kl. Fehlteil u. einseitig am Gelenk geplatzt. Seiten teils braunfleckig, Tafeln durchgängig m. Braunflecken. Stempel a. flieg. Vorsätzen u. vs. hinterer Vorsatz. Original Halbleder (Hardcover). Franzband, marm. Vorsätze ggpr. Rücken. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Livre d'heures].

      No place, 1873. - 8vo. French ms. on vellum, calligraphed and illuminated by Léonie T(h)iersonnier. 88 pp. Contemporary calf on 5 raised bands with metal applications to front cover (allied coat of arms: Jacobe de Haut de Sigy and Thiersonnier). Leading edges gilt; inner dentelle richly gilt. All edges gilt, silk moirée endpapers. 2 metal clasps (slight defect to upper clasp). The present manuscript, painstakingly executed in the style of the late-mediaeval French Books of Hours, was a gift from Léonie Tiersonnier (née Ruffin) to her daughter Jeanne Clémence Guillemine Thiersonnier (1849-1936) on the occasion of her marriage to (Marie Auguste) Ambroise Jacobe de Haut de Sigy (1842-86) in the Paris church of St. Pierre de Chaillot on 6 August 1873. They were married by Théodore-Augustin Forcade (1816-85), the newly-installed Archbishop of Aix-en-Proivence. A 26-page Saints' calendar (captioned "Souvenirs") is followed by an elaborately designed 56-page missal, decorated throughout by initials (some raised in gilt), line infillings, and ornamental borders. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le coffret de santal EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre|& J. Gay & fils, 1873. Fine. Alphonse Lemerre & J. Gay & fils, Paris 1873, 10,5x17,5cm, relié. - first edition of 500 copies printed on laid. Bound in brown half shagreen, back with five nerves decorated with gold set with double dotted black nets, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, bookplate pasted on a contreplats. Rare and valuable autograph signed by Charles Cros Charles Le Senne, who was a lawyer specializing in particular issues relating to literary and artistic property. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée à 500 exemplaires sur vergé. Reliure en demi chagrin marron, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés orné de doubles filets noirs, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, coins légèrement émoussés, ex-libris d'Eugène Le Senne signé par Vanteyne encollé sur un contreplats. Rare et précieux envoi autographe signé de Charles Cros à Charles Le Senne qui deviendra l'avocat des artistes, écrivains et éditeurs, spécialisé en propriété littéraire et artistique. Sous la dédicace est recopié au crayon le poème dont Charles Cros avait orné l'exemplaire offert à Nina de Villard, la dédicataire de l'oeuvre.  

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        THE STONES OF VENICE. SIGNED BY RUSKIN.

      London, Smith, Elder and Co., 1873.NEW EDITION 1873, 3 volumes, complete set, LIMITED TO 1500 COPIES SIGNED BY RUSKIN AT THE END OF THE PREFACE, approximately 260 x 170 mm, 10¼ x 6¾, 53 plates by the author, a few in colour, some tinted, many text illustrations, pages: xxi, (1), 400; vi, (2), 394; (4), 362, bound in original publisher's full ribbed brown cloth, wide embossed foliar borders to covers, gilt peacocks vignette to centre of covers, spine with embossed foliar decoration, gilt lettering, and gilt Venetian lion vignette at head, top edges gilt, mid brown endpapers. Spines of Volumes I and II slightly worn with tiny nicks to cloth, light spotting to lower third of spine on Volume I, less on the other 2 volumes, upper cover of Volume II slightly faded at edges of upper cover, small nick to lower hinge of Volume II neatly stuck down, endpapers, some paper guards and one or 2 black and white plates slightly foxed in all volumes, front endpapers stained, prelims and early pages slightly foxed, occasional slight foxing throughout in Volume II, front inner paper hinge partly split, light foxing to prelims and very occasionally throughout, many pages unopened in Volume III. A very good clean tight set. Ruskin was the greatest British art critic and social commentator of the Victorian Age. His third great work of criticism, The Stones of Venice (1851 - 53), maintained that the Gothic architecture of Venice reflected national and domestic virtue, while Venetian Renaissance architecture mirrored corruption. He examines Venice's Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance periods and provides a general history of the city combined with the detailed study of the architecture of those periods. 'there has never been more than one opinion about the noble eloquence and haunting beauty of the descriptive passages, or about the permanent value of his work among the earlier masters of Venetian painting and sculpture and the earlier school of Venetian architecture...' (DNB). In his preface Ruskin declares that this new edition has had to be limited to 1500 copies because of the state of the old plates and that he has signed every copy 'certifying it as containing the best states of the old plates now procurable'. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy set which will require extra postage.

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        THE STONES OF VENICE SIGNED BY RUSKIN

      London, Smith, Elder and Co., 1873.. NEW EDITION 1873, 3 volumes, complete set, LIMITED TO 1500 COPIES SIGNED BY RUSKIN AT THE END OF THE PREFACE, approximately 260 x 170 mm, 10¼ x 6¾, 53 plates by the author, a few in colour, some tinted, many text illustrations, pages: xxi, (1), 400; vi, (2), 394; (4), 362, bound in original publisher's full ribbed brown cloth, wide embossed foliar borders to covers, gilt peacocks vignette to centre of covers, spine with embossed foliar decoration, gilt lettering, and gilt Venetian lion vignette at head, top edges gilt, mid brown endpapers. Spines of Volumes I and II slightly worn with tiny nicks to cloth, light spotting to lower third of spine on Volume I, less on the other 2 volumes, upper cover of Volume II slightly faded at edges of upper cover, small nick to lower hinge of Volume II neatly stuck down, endpapers, some paper guards and one or 2 black and white plates slightly foxed in all volumes, front endpapers stained, prelims and early pages slightly foxed, occasional slight foxing throughout in Volume II, front inner paper hinge partly split, light foxing to prelims and very occasionally throughout, many pages unopened in Volume III. A very good clean tight set. Ruskin was the greatest British art critic and social commentator of the Victorian Age. His third great work of criticism, The Stones of Venice (1851-53), maintained that the Gothic architecture of Venice reflected national and domestic virtue, while Venetian Renaissance architecture mirrored corruption. He examines Venice's Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance periods and provides a general history of the city combined with the detailed study of the architecture of those periods. 'there has never been more than one opinion about the noble eloquence and haunting beauty of the descriptive passages, or about the permanent value of his work among the earlier masters of Venetian painting and sculpture and the earlier school of Venetian architecture...' (DNB). In his preface Ruskin declares that this new edition has had to be limited to 1500 copies because of the state of the old plates and that he has signed every copy 'certifying it as containing the best states of the old plates now procurable'. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy set which will require extra postage.

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        Ernennung von Ian Olteanu zum Bischof von Nagyvarad (Deutsch: Großwardein. Rumänisch: Oradea Mare). Ungarische Handschrift auf Pergament mit reicher Kalligraphie, teils in Gold, vier gouachierten Wappendarstellungen, Unterschrift von Franz Josef und Agoston Trefort sowie anhängendem Wachssiegel in Messingkapsel.

      Nagyvarad, 1873. - 2 Bll. Violetter Samt d. Zt. mit dezenter Linienvergoldung und Bindebändern. 36 x 26 cm. Oteanu (1839-1877), 1863 zum Priester geweiht, war seit 1870 Bischof von Lugoj, dann 1873 von Nagyvarad. Er starb mit nur 38 Jahren an Leberzirrhose und wurde in der St. Nikolaus-Kathedrale im heutigen Oradea begraben. Der ebenfalls unterschreibende Trefort war seit 1872 ungarischer Minister für Religion und Bildungswesen. - Innen wenig braunfleckig, Trennblätter etwas lädiert, sonst gut.

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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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        Ernennung von Ian Olteanu zum Bischof von Nagyvarad (Deutsch: Großwardein. Rumänisch: Oradea Mare). Ungarische Handschrift auf Pergament mit reicher Kalligraphie, teils in Gold, vier gouachierten Wappendarstellungen, Unterschrift von Franz Josef und Agoston Trefort sowie anhängendem Wachssiegel in Messingkapsel

      Nagyvarad, 1873.. 2 Bll. Violetter Samt d. Zt. mit dezenter Linienvergoldung und Bindebändern. 36 x 26 cm. Oteanu (1839-1877), 1863 zum Priester geweiht, war seit 1870 Bischof von Lugoj, dann 1873 von Nagyvarad. Er starb mit nur 38 Jahren an Leberzirrhose und wurde in der St. Nikolaus-Kathedrale im heutigen Oradea begraben. Der ebenfalls unterschreibende Trefort war seit 1872 ungarischer Minister für Religion und Bildungswesen. - Innen wenig braunfleckig, Trennblätter etwas lädiert, sonst gut.

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        Le coffret de santal

      first edition of 500 copies printed on laid.Bound in brown half shagreen, back with five nerves decorated with gold set with double dotted black nets, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, bookplate pasted on a contreplats.Rare and valuable autograph signed by Charles Cros Charles Le Senne, who was a lawyer specializing in particular issues relating to literary and artistic property. Alphonse Lemerre & J. Gay & fils Paris 1873 10,5x17,5cm relié

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        Notes Upon the Treaties of the United States with Other Powers

      Washington: Government Printing Office 1873 - 4to., full red morocco stamped in blind and gilt; six spine compartments; gilt edges. First edition. From the library of Hamilton Fish, specially bound and gilt-lettered for the Secretary of State, “Hon. Hamilton Fish," on the front cover. The 245-page work, complete with analytical and synoptical indexes, contains a lengthy historical perspective on significant treaties between major countries (1789-1873), including Great Britain and its landmark 1871 Treaty of Washington, orchestrated largely by Hamilton Fish and Ulysses S. Grant. A significant work with an impeccable provenance. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres de Rabelais

      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, this copy is complete the portrait of the author. 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 full of red calico editor, smooth back of a large ornate golden character with the title and golden lace in the front and rear, boards adorned with a large golden plate representing different characters works framing the title, and several coaching cold, second board decorated with a large golden shield and even cold frame, cardboard signed Ch. Magnier. Some very tiny friction at the joint and light bites mainly at the beginning and end of volume. A rare and beautiful example of one of the most beautiful books illustrated by Gustave Doré established in his editor cardboard sign of the times, in superb condition. - [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 est bien complet du portrait de l'auteur. 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 percaline rouge de l'éditeur, dos lisses richement ornés d'un grand personnage doré portant le titre et de dentelles dorées en tête et en queue, plats ornés d'une grande plaque dorée représentant les différents personnages des oeuvres encadrant le titre, ainsi que de plusieurs encadrement à froid, second plat orné d'un grand blason doré et du même encadrement à froid, cartonnages signés Ch. Magnier. Quelques très infimes frottements au niveau des mors et de légères piqûres principalement en début et fin de volume. Rare et bel exemplaire de l'un des plus beaux livres illustrés par Gustave Doré établi dans son cartonnage d'éditeur signé de l'époque, dans un superbe état de conservation.  

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        OBRAS COMPLETAS DEL FLAXMAN, GRABADAS AL CONTORNO POR DON JOAQUIN PI Y MARGALL."

      1873 - Impreso en MADRID, Imprenta y Esterotipia de M. Ribadeneira, 1873. En folio, apaisado, soberbia encuadernación en piel valenciana, lomera cuajada, con nervios, dorados también en planos, cantos y contracantos. Corte de cabeza también dorado. Bajo esta portada se agrupan algunas tiradas de 1859 y 1862, de todas las obras de FLAXMAN: "iliada", 40 laminas. - "Odisea", 35 laminas. - "Tragedias de esquilo", 31 laminas. - "Los Dias y la Teogonia de Hsiodo", 37 laminas. - "Infierno de Dante", 38 laminas. - "Purgatorio", 38 laminas. - "Paraiso de Dante", 34 láminas. - "Padre Nuestro y Composiciones Varias", 13 laminas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Paris, 24. IV. 1873. - 1½ SS: 8vo. Il a déjà écrit à Athènes « pour expliquer les circonstances qui avaient fait que le nom de M. le Dr. AULAGNIER ne fût pas compris dans la liste de ceux pour lesquels la déclaration du sauveur avait été réclamée par le gouvernement Français ». Il espère que ses renseignements permettront au Docteur d’obtenir ce qu’il est en droit d’attendre

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        Fiend's Delight

      John Camden Hotten, London 1873 - 12vo. 197, [32] pp. Cloth, gilt decoration, very good. (31707). Published under the pseudonym Dod Grile. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres de Rabelais

      Second edition (the first was published by Bry in 1853), illustrated with a portrait of the author and 60 boards inset plate under curve, this copy is complete the portrait of the author.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 full of red calico editor, smooth back of a large ornate golden character with the title and golden lace in the front and rear, boards adorned with a large golden plate representing different characters works framing the title, and several coaching cold, second board decorated with a large golden shield and even cold frame, cardboard signed Ch. Magnier.Some very tiny friction at the joint and light bites mainly at the beginning and end of volume.A rare and beautiful example of one of the most beautiful books illustrated by Gustave Doré established in his editor cardboard sign of the times, in superb condition. Garnier Frères Paris 1873 31x43cm 2 volumes reliés

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        Sekai Shobai Orai

      1873. HASHIZUME, Kanichi. Sekai Shobai Orai. 26 ll. 8vo., 180 x 118 mm, bound in Japanese style original blue wrappers in a new blue cloth folding box. Tokyo: Seizando, 1873.A handy bilingual vocabulary of world trade giving the English, with Japanese explanations, of a wide range of terms, place names, goods, and so on. Hashizume, who specialised in handbooks on trade and on foreign languages, produced several of these guides for merchants with similar titles.

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        La Toscane au Moyen Age Architecture civile et militaire par Georges Rohault de Fleury.

      Paris: Vve. A. Morel et Cie. 13 Rue Bonaparte 13 1873 - 2 vols. Folio. (44 x 31 cm). Red morocco spines over marbled boards, spines with raised bands, gilt rules and gilt titles, red marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Engraved book plates to front paste downs. Binding scuffed in places, some toning and spotting to last few leaves of each volume, generally clean and fresh. 141 illustrations of the principal buildings and monuments of Tuscany. In volume 1 the double page plan of the Palazzo della Signoria (Palazzo Vecchio) in Florence is listed as two plates, plates 3 and 4. In volume 2 the double page view of the Palazzo Publico in Sienna is listed as two plates, plates 1 and 2 and the double page view of the Villa Guinigi is listed as two plates, plates 54 and 55. Plate 40 in volume 2 is incorrectly listed as plate 'lx' in the list of illustrations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO St.MATTHEW, St.MARK, St.LUKE, St.JOHN.

      Sampson Law, Marston, Low and SearleTesto inglese. Opera completa in quattro parti raccolte in due volumi. Prima edizione. Cm.43x31. Pg.264. Legatura del primo volume in tela e del secondo in mz.pelle e mz.tela, con abrasioni alle cerniere. Titoli e filetti in oro ai dorsi. Ogni parte consta di doppio frontespizio decorato, a due colori. Il Vangelo di Matteo consta di 40 tavole (una mancante), quello di Marco di 24, Luca di 39 (una mancante) e Giovanni di 27, per un totale di 130 belle tavole all'acquaforte da dipinti di Alexandre Bida. Ogni tavola conserva la carta di presentazione e la velina protettiva. Testo in cornicetta rossa a doppio filo. Il Catalogo dell'8 Novembre 1873 degli Editori Sampson Law, Marston, Low and Searle così presentava l'imponente opera: "The Drawings, Etchings and Engravings have been twelve years in preparation, and an idea of the importance of this splendid Work may be gathered from the fact that upwards of Fifty Thousand Pounds have been expended on its production". Le tavole dei Vangeli sono considerate la principale opera del pittore, disegnatore e litografo francese Alexandre Bida (Toulouse, 1823 ?" Bühl, 1895), allievo di Delacroix e seguace di Decamps e di Raffet.

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        Le Supplice d'une Queue

      - Francois-Paul Alibert (1873-1953), largely unknown today, was a close friend and correspondent of Andre Gide for nearly forty years. Gide encouraged him to publish his gay novel, Le Supplice d'une Queue, and in 1931 he sent the manuscript to the publisher of clandestine literature René Bonnel, who published the book anonymously in an edition of only 95 copies. It was, however, not until 1945 that Alibert acknowledged authorship of the book. Despite its great merit, the book was largely ignored due to its limited distribution until relatively recently.This is the original 252 page holograph manuscript of the first complete draft of the novel, with extensive corrections throughout, which vary from the later published version. The story of the romance between Albert and Armand is considered an erotic masterpiece and has been described as "one of the three or four great novels of desire" (Annie Le Brun). The novel is quite sexually explicit, particularly for its time (. Albert sentit peser contre le sien ce membre énorme, splendide, droit et rond comme une colonne") but also deals with the relationship maturely, without resorting to the customary maudlin ending of the time. It remains a gay classic and was repiblished in 1990 to much acclaim.The manuscript is in very good condition, 125 sheets mounted on tabs, written on both sides (except one sheet), green wrappers, lodged in a custom decorative box. The original edition is noted in Pia @720. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Origin of Species

      John Murray, London 1873 - 6th edition, 1873. Queen's Prize (Victoria Rex) certificate on front pastedown dated 1874. Full red Morocco binding with raised bands on spine, some minor rubbing on corners and edges. All page edges gilt. Marbled front and rear endpapers. Foxing on front and rear free endpapers and occasional foxing throughout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Around the World in Eighty Days

      Fair+ with no dj. First edition, later issue. Osgood 1873. Decorative Victorian binding. Binding is intact but missing first front endpaper, next endpaper loose and last sheaf at rear almost loose, covers are clean, no marking inside, pages clean. The copyright page is dated 1873, with the title page dated 1874.

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        Facsimiles of Ancient Charters in the British Museum

      London: British Museum, Published By Order of the Trustees, 1873. First edition.. Hardcover. Folio. (14.75 x 11 inches). pp.viii, (unpaginated therafter), 1 (contents), 18 (describing 17 charters). 17 charters illustrated in facsimile (photographs) over 27 unnumbered plates. Charters between A.D 679 to A.D 838. Original maroon cloth gilt, ruled in blind to both covers, a little mottled and faded. Armorial bookplate of Amery to front pastedown. Black/blue coated endpapers. Dealer's old pencil marks. Gutta percha glue binding perished, affecting contents page and first 7 charters with their plates, all present but detached. 3 pages of notes (unrelated to this book) loosely inserted, scribbled in ink to reverse of 3 blank application forms for Ashburton Science and Art Night Classes - of which J. S. Amery was President. O/w contents clean and bright. No foxing. A Very Good copy. Uncommon. Heavy book, requiring much extra postage overseas. The photograph shown here depicts the book in stock. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        LE LIVRE DE PATISSERIE

      Paris, Hachette, 1873. In-8 gr. (mm. 263 x 167), mz. pelle coeva, dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro, pp. (6),VII,506, con un ritratto xilografato di Gouffé (Officier de bouche du Jockey-Club de Paris), molto ben illustrato nel t. da 137 figure, anche a p. pag., inc. su legno e da 10 bellissime tavole f.t. in cromolitografia ?"d?'après les peintures à l?'huile et les dessins de E. Ronjat?" e che rappresentano ?"des croustades, des petits gateaux variés, des timbales, des pièces montées, ecc.?". "Prima edizione" Cfr. Vicaire, p. 418: ?""Le livre de patisserie" est divisé en deux parties: la première traite des préparations, la seconde des grosses pièces et entremets détachés. Ces deux parties sont précédées de considérations préliminaires où l?'auteur donne des conseils aux jeunes patissiers, indique les termes de patisserie et parle du four et de la cuisson. Le livre de patisserie porte la date de 1873 mais a paru à la fin de l?'année 1872?" - Bitting, p. 195. Esemplare ben conservato.

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        VOCABOLARIO DEI DIALETTI BERGAMASCHI ANTICHI E MODERNI (unito) “Appendici al vocabolario dei dialetti bergamaschi”. Volume I.

      Bergamo, Bolis, 1873-1879. In-8 gr. (mm. 247x164), 2 voll., mz. pelle edit., fregi e tit. oro al dorso. Il ?"Vocabolario?", di pp. 1436, è in seconda edizione. Il vol. I (e unico pubblicato) delle ?"Appendici..?", pp. (6),240, è suddiviso in due parti: ?"Aggiunte e correzioni al Vocabolario - Il gergo de?' pastori bergamaschi?". "Prima edizione". Cfr. CLIO,VI,p. 4560. Il ?"Vocabolario?" con qualche fiorit. e lievi uniformi arross., altrimenti esemplare ben conservato. Raro trovarlo completo.

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        The Novels

      New York: D. Appleton & Company,, 1873?-8. [Including: The Pioneers; The Pathfinder; The Deerslayer; Last of the Mohicans; The Red Rover.] 32 volumes, octavo (178 x 120 mm). Contemporary red full calf, spines gilt in compartments, green and blue morocco labels, double fillet gilt panel to boards with rose corner tools, turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Black and white illustrations in the texts. Spines uniformly faded to light brown, front joint of Jack Tier worn, extremities lightly rubbed, a few minor scuffs to boards. An excellent set. A handsomely bound set of the novels of James Fenimore Cooper.

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        ANNUAL REPORTS OF THE BROOKLYN PARK COMMISSIONERS. 1861 - 1873. Reprinted By Order Of The Board, With Such Acts Of The Legislature In Their Amended Form, As Relate To The Brooklyn Parks, And Their Management.

      (Brooklyn: Commissioners of Prospect Park): , 1873. (Brooklyn: Commissioners of Prospect Park) 1873. The first twelve annual reports of the Brooklyn Park Commissioners were brought together here as a single volume and re-issued by the Park Commissioners after the creation of Prospect Park had been essentially completed. The park was authorized by legislation in 1859 and the initial plans for it were prepared by Egbert Viele, a civil engineer who had also been involved in the initial planning for New York's Central Park. The first annual report for Brooklyn includes Viele's proposal for the design of the Prospect park along with his extensive topographical report on the site. The outbreak of the Civil War interrupted activity for four years. Near the end of this period Calvert Vaux was consulted on the plan and made several recommendations - most notably urging a shift in the boundaries - which resulted in his being appointed to prepare and execute a new plan for the park. He persuaded Frederick Law Olmsted to rejoin him on the project, and thus the firm of Olmsted and Vaux began work on Prospect Park in 1865. Their report describing their new plan for a park within the revised boundaries makes up nearly the entire text of the Sixth Annual Commissioners report. Reports for the six following years elaborate on the design and relate the progress made on the park as well work on other smaller parks in the city. Each of these includes a detailed report from Olmsted & Vaux. In the 12th report they declare their work on Prospect Park to be essentially complete. 8vo (22.7 x 14.4 cm); 528 pp. + 10 plans (9 folding, 8 hand-colored) + 9 tinted lithographic views (2 folding) + 9 additional engraved or lithographed plates. Prospect Park Crudely rebound with card covers and cloth spine; the large folding plan of Prospect Park is frayed and torn at the margins and has some repaired tears at creases and edges; some spotting on title page; occasional mild foxing affecting some pages and plates.

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        Musikalisches Wochenblatt (Musical Weekly-Paper): "A New Year's Word for the Editor of the Weekly Paper `In the New Reich,'"

      E. W. Fritzsch, Leipzig 1873 - A collection of weekly copies from the year 1873 bound in one book: TP + [I]-[VIII] = Index + [1]-732 + [1]-64 = Litteraturblatt zum MW, Quarto. Contains the First Edition copy of a letter to the editor written by Nietzsche (Schaberg 22). Nietzsche's Passionate Defense of Wagner's "Sanity"Contains Nietzsche's letter of vigorous protest regarding the allegations then current about his friend Richard Wagner's supposed "insanity". Also to be found in this volume are detailed accounts of the contemporary music scene and several first edition articles and letters by Richard Wagner, Wolzogen and Fuchs. In early January of 1873, Nietzsche had the opportunity to repay Wagner for the courtesy of publicly defending him in The Birth of Tragedy controversy. The composer had been attacked by two professionals who claimed that Wagner was insane and cited his many symptoms of megalomania as proof. The previous autumn, Theodor Puschmann, a Munich physician and psychiatrist, had published a book, entitled Richard Wagner, a Psychiatric Study (Richard Wagner, eine psychiatrische Studie), in which he declared that Wagner was mad. More recently, Alfred Dove, a professor at Breslau, had published an article in the weekly journal, In the New Reich (Im neuen Reich), supporting that claim and expanding on it. The attacks incensed Nietzsche and on 3 January he defended Wagner in an open letter entitled "A New Year's Word for the Editor of the Weekly Paper `In the New Reich,'" which appeared in the Musical Weekly (Musikalisches Wochenblatt). The letter was short-less than five hundred words-covering only two-thirds of a page, and it was signed at the bottom "Prof. Dr. Friedrich Nietzsche."The Musical Weekly was Fritzsch's newspaper, and it frequently carried articles by Wagner and his supporters. It was printed in standard quarto size and had a regular circulation of 1,850 copies.If the letter had any effect at all, it only served to identify Nietzsche's name more closely with that of Wagner, which was not necessarily the most desirable consequence for his career or for the sale of his books; Wagner was a controversial figure, both politically and culturally. Any intimate association with him subjected Nietzsche to a more partisan response by the members of his own profession and by the book-buying public at large.(Schaberg, The Nietzsche Canon, pp. 30-31) Contemporary half linen and red marbled boards with a gilt stamped title on spine. The board edges are slightly worn and the cheap, thin paper is delicate, but overall this is a nearly fine copy. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Geschaefts-Bericht der ausschl.Priv. Kaiser Ferdinands-Nordbahn und der Maehrisch-Schlesischen Nordbahn für das Betriebsjahr 1872 sammt Rechnungs-Beilagen und Statistik,

      Wien/ Druck von H. Engel & Sohn, Selbstverlag der Gesellschaft, 1873 - 273 Ecken und Kanten bestossen, Broschure teilweise etwas stärker abgerieben und bestossen, innen durchgehend leicht stockgelb. Auf dem Titelblatt eine unleserlichen Besitzeintrag. Oben rechts einen Knick bis etwa S 25-27. English: 273 pp. Tables throughout. 29.7x24 cm. (11¾x9½"), original printed wrappers. Business report on the Emperor Ferdinand Northern Railway in Austria-Hungary, Its main line connecting Vienna with salt mines in Bochnia near Kraków. No copies are listed in LC/WorldCat. Condition: Some staining and wear, spine lean; very good. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The United Working Men of America. System of National and Local Organization for the Purpose of Guarding the Interests of Labor, Securing Consideration and Justice in Legislation, and for the Improvement and Elevation of all the Laboring Classes of the Country in whatever Pertains to their Intellectual, Moral, and Physical Welfare [WITH] Two Membership Broadsides

      Washington: W.H. Moore, 1873. First Edition. Provides the organization's constitution and the "Resolutions Adopted By The National Labor Council at Washington, D.C., Mar. 20, 1873." An early organizational tract concerning one of the many branches of the organized labor movement in America. The text often refers to the term "Working Council" and describes organizing Councils for each county and Districts for each State, all to be subordinate to the National Organization, referred to here as the "National Executive Committee." The NEC would also be used by the Socialist Labor Party, formed in 1878 from the Workingmen's Party of the United States. 1873 was still very early in terms of national organized labor in the United States, most likely related to the general labor movement active in Europe. The stated purpose provided in the subtitle is a reflection of the ideas of Marx, who desired an educated working class led by a political party that would eventually overthrow the ruling class and create a non-exploitative world. WITH: Commission. United Workingmen of America. Broadside (35.5cm.) printed from manuscript sketch. Previous folds, top half of right-hand edge a bit toned, else very good. An unused membership certificate stating to the addressee that "You are hereby appointed and commissioned as the Executive Officers of the United Workingmen of America...and vested with all the authority appertaining to said office. Under the National Organization." WITH: Charter for United Workingmen of America. Broadside (43.25cm.) printed from manuscript sketch. Previous folds, else Very Good. Unused Charter authorizing local councils "to work under the National Organization of the United Workingmen of America in full unity therewith, and subject to the authority thereof." No copies of the pamphlet or either broadside located in OCLC as of October, 2014. 16mo (14.25cm.); original grey printed wrappers; 8pp. Wrappers a bit toned, else Fine.

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        Modern Painters

      London - Smith, Elder and Co. 1873 - An uncommon, five volume set of John Ruskin's definitive work of Nineteenth Century art criticism Modern Painters, signed by the author. Number of alimited edition set of 1000Signed by Ruskin to the In the original publishers cloth binding. A leading Victorian art critic, as well as a noted watercolourist, Riskin was particularly influential in the second half of the Nineteenth Century and up until the First World War, the aftermath of which saw his reputation dampen somwhat until the publication of numerous academic studieas of his work, where he was recognised as having predicted interest in environmentalism and sustainability. Here, Ruskin's considerable expertise are a the forefront. The first volume argues, in the form of an extendeddefence of J. M. W. Turner, that painters that were then emerging from the tradition of picturesque were superior at the art of landscape than the old masters. Initially written as a standalone work, subsequent volumes would be written later. The second volume, originally published in 1846, placed emphasis on the symbolism in art, especially regarding nature; the third is of 'many things' in the author's own words; whereas volumes IV and V concentrate on the depiction of mountains and leaves, clouds and relativity respectively. Contains eighty-four illustrative plates and engravings, collated complete. Condition: In decorative cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally sound, there is some marking and wear to the boards, as well as wear to the extremities, backstrip amd joints. The spines are also somewhat rubbed. Internally, the pages are firmly bound but foxed throughout. The illustrations and text remain clear in each volume. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les stalactites ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1873. Fine. Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1873, 9,5x16,5cm, relié. - New edition. Binding half shagreen burgundy corners, back with four nerves set with ornate golden golden double dotted boxes decorated with floral golden boards marbled, endpapers and contreplats of handmade paper, preserved covers, gilded head. Precious autograph signed by the author to his close friend Edmond de Goncourt. --- 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] Nouvelle édition. Reliure en demi chagrin bordeaux à coins, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés orné de doubles caissons dorés agrémentés de motifs floraux dorés, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, tête dorée. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Théodore de Banville à son proche ami Edmond de Goncourt.

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        Les Roses. Histoire - Culture - Description.

      Paris, J. Rothschild 1873 - Par Hippolyte JAMAIN Horticulteur-Rosiériste - Eugène FORNEY, Professeur d'Arboriculture. Préface par Ch. Naudin, Membre de l'Institut. 60 chromolithographies (hors texte) d'après nature par Grobon, 60 gravures sur bois (dans le texte). Ouvrage publié sous la Direction de J. Rothschild. Deuxième édition. Paris, J. Rothschild - 1873 - 267 pages. Complet & Contrôlé. Reliure demi chagrin rouge de l'époque. Dos à nerfs finement orné de caissons et de petites roses en fleurons, dorés. Tête dorée sur témoins, non rogné. Rares pales rousseurs. Bel état des planches, protégées par des serpentes. Très bon état. Format in-4°(27x18). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CHADWICK'S AMERICAN CRICKET MANUAL, also the game of LA CROSSE

      FIRST EDITION 1873. Small 8vo, approximately 170 x 110 mm, 6¾ x 4½ inches, pages: [4]-adverts, 1-128 plus 4 pages of adverts, adverts to both pastedowns, 11 wood-engraved figures and 4 diagrams, publisher's original cloth-backed pictorial boards. Spine slightly worn at head and tail, hinges rubbed, lower hinge has split, neatly re-glued, pictorial boards rubbed, edges showing shelf wear, corners worn with card showing, a little colour restoration to binding, 2 advert leaves at front beginning to work loose, but still holding, no loose pages, Roger Hancock's coloured bookplate on first pastedown, show business agent and brother of Tony Hancock of Hancock's Half Hour fame. A good copy. Henry Chadwick, the 'Father of Baseball', is credited with devising the baseball box score, adapting it from the cricket scorecard. As the editor of Beadle's Dime Base-Ball Player and Spaldings' Official Base Ball Guide, he had a continual influence on the game from 1860 onwards. Yet he 'never lost interest in the game of his youth and was an active proponent of American cricket' Beth Hise, Swinging Away. Bibliography of Cricket by E. W. Padwick 411 & 4037. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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