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        Around the World in Eighty Days

      Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, London 1873 - "Around the World in Eighty Days" by Jules Verne. True first edition, first printing. Incredibly scarce, with "1873" on the title page, with the vast majority having "1874" on the title page. Published by Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, London, 1873. The book measures 5.25" x 7.5", 315 pages. Illustrated with black-and-white plates throughout. Contemporarily rebound in chocolate cloth with gilt titling and band on the spine. Lacks the frontispiece and the rear advertisements. The book is in very good condition. Soiling to the covers with scuffed edges and bumped corners. Foxing to the fore-edges of the textblock with scattered foxing throughout. Two spots of rubbing to the fore-edge of the textblock. Previous owner's signature in ink on the front endpaper. The binding is starting. A truly rare and scarce copy of this adventure classic. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(F3-30) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Trial of Lieutenant Malcolm for Murder. Sir John Simon's Speech for the Defence. [Privately Printed]. VISCOUNT SIMON'S PRESENTATION COPY WITH A.L.s

      8vo., First Edition, with a full - page plan; strongly bound in contemporary red buckram, backstrip lettered in gilt, uncut, ORIGINAL WRAPPERS PRESERVED, a near fine copy. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM SIR JOHN (LATER VISCOUNT) SIMON TO MAJOR A W H JAMES WITH THE FORMER'S SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT WRAPPER. A FINE AND RELEVANT A.L.s FROM SIMON TO JAMES IS MOUNTED ON REAR ENDPAPER. The letter is written from HQ, Royal Flying Corps, where Simon served briefly on Lord Trenchard's staff during WWI. Major James has noted the context in a neat hand on inner wrapper: 'Immediately after the trial John Simon came out to HQ, RFC, France, and was attached under instruction to my squadron, No. 6, at Abeele. I had known Simon when I was at Cambridge, and he and Ernest Burge had a hunting box at Huntingdon. John Simon, whom I got to know very well later, in the same mess at HQ. RFC, and later in the H. of C [House of Commons] was intrigued to meet someone who knew his client, Malcolm, well. John Allsebrook Simon, KC, 1st Viscount Simon (1873 - 1954) is one of only three British politicians to have served as Home Secretary, Foreign Secretary [under Churchill] and Chancellor of the Exchequer. In the sensational trial of Lieutenant [Douglas] Malcolm of the Royal Artillery for the murder of Anton Baumberg [Count de Borch], Simon led the Defence. After the summing - up by the Judge [Justice McCardie] the Jury retired and after twenty - five minutes' absence returned a verdict of 'Not Guilty'. RARE, AND IN THIS CASE CONTEXTUALLY UNIQUE.

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        Mareca Penelope. [Eurasian Wigeon]

      No date. [ 1873].. Lithograph, handcolored, sheet size 14 5/8 x 21 1/2 inches. Overall toning to paper, dampstaining at left half of lower edge reaching to level of text lines, small foxed spot at lower right corner and tiny spot at upper left, image itself if clean and the color still bright. With a damaged text sheet. Now reclassified as Anas Penelope, the distribution of this duck covers "the whole of the northern and temperate regions of the Old World, from Iceland in the west to Japan in the east...In China, in India, and in Southern Europe it also occurs during summer as numerously as with us." .

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        The Works of Shakspere [Shakespeare]. Imperial Edition. Edited by Charles Knight. With Illustrations on Steel. BRIGHT, CLEAN, FIRM COPY IN PUBLISHER'S HALF MOROCCO

      Virtue, [1873-76]. 2 vols., Large folio, First Edition thus, text in double column, with engraved frontispieces, engraved and printed titles, and 37 fine engraved plates (all original tissue guards present), frontispieces mildly browned; strongly bound in publisher's black half morocco, coarse-grain cloth sides ruled in gilt, backs with five raised bands tooled in gilt, second and fourth compartments lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments ruled in gilt and blind, marbled edges, marbled endpapers, hinges open (but binding entirely sound), a remarkably bright, clean, firm, crisp copy in wholly unrestored publisher's deluxe binding. The set comprises Vol. I: Comedies, Histories; Vol. II: Histories, Tragedies, Poems, Plays ascribed to Shakespeare; Brief Notice of Opinion on the Writings. This splendid edition of the Bard is illustrated and engraved by some of the leading artists of the period, including Leslie, Huskisson, Maclise, Pettie, Orchardson and others. The engravings are by Artlett, Sharpe, Lizars, Sherratt, Armytage and several more. Of particular interest is the section on attributed pieces - comprising no fewer than thirteen dramas the full texts of which are not easily available elsewhere: Locrine; Sir John Oldcastle Part I; Thomas Lord Cromwell; The London Prodigal; The Puritan; A Yorkshire Tragedy; Arden of Feversham [sic]; King Edward III; George-A-Greene; Fair Em; Mucedorus; The Birth of Merlin; The Merry Devil of Edmonton. A BRIGHT COPY OF AN IMPRESSIVE AND IMPORTANT EDITION. . Catalogs: literature.

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        Autobiography

      London, Longmans, Green, Reader and Dyer. 1873, 1873. Political Theory/ Economics. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp. 13 + pp.2 adverts. FIRST ISSUE without the errata leaf. In publisher's green pebble-grain cloth with gilt titles coated brown endpapers. Rear inner paper joint cracked, light edgwear light edgewear, cloth frayed to spine. Booksellers' ticket 'Burn and Co.' to rear pastedown. A very good copy of this monumental autobiograpphy. PMM345.

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        Le Jardin des Plantes. Compositions et dessins par A. Adam. Texte par Jules Rostaing

      Paris: Ducrocq, 1873. Oblong folio, 24 colour-printed plates and 41 pp. text; some browning of the paper as common for books of this era, but very good in the original red boards embossed in gilt, bumped and a little worn at edges. With kangaroos and, more remarkably, a platypus. A lovely edition of this work, designed as a series of three "promenades" through the Jardin des Plantes in Paris.Although it is of interest for many of the exotic animals on public show (including kangaroos and a platypus), the real significance of the work is the series of views by Adam that show the wider public touring the zoo and which provide an insight into the conditions at what had become, by this date, an important menagerie. Jules Rostaing (born 1824) was a well-known writer on all manner of natural history books, and this charming work is his study of the Jardin des Plantes at mid-nineteenth century. A copy of this work in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France has been given a date of 1873, which would certainly accord with the style of the book and the known period that the publisher Ducrocq was in business.

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        Lombard Street ; A Description of the Money Market

      Henry S. King & Co., London 1873 - In the original brown cloth Victorian binding, gilt titles. Fifth Edition, 1873, and RARE in any of the London 1873 editions. Bagehot's classic analysis of finance and banking, and source of "Bagehot's Dictum", that "in times of financial crisis central banks should lend freely to solvent depository institutions, only against good collateral and at interest rates that are high enough to dissuade those borrowers that are not genuinely in need". This is a book that is often referenced by today's central bankers. Very Good, cloth worn at spine tips and corners, spine a bit darkened, cloth light soiling, rear hinge starting. Period book plate front pastedown with the more recent ownership signature on the book plate and on verso half-title page of Arthur M. Weimer, Dean of the Indiana University School of Business from 1939-1963. A few pages have his informed marginal pencil notations. 359 pages with 35 pages of ads, black endpages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Grand Dictionnaire De Cuisine.,

      - Mit 2 Portraits, Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1873, VI, (1 Blatt), 1155, 24 Seiten, 28x17,5, Original-Leineneinband, Rückengelenk geklebt, Name auf Vorsatz, leichte Gebrauchsspuren, stellenweise stockfleckig, Text französisch,

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        Grand dictionnaire de cuisine.

      Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1873 - Percaline verte éditeur, in-4 ( 280x170 mm ), titre doré sur dos et 1er plat.1155, 24 pages.Ex libris manuscrit ( Poirier Elie ) en page de faux titre.Portrait de Dumas en frontispice.Epître à Vuillemot par Lemerre. Gravure portrait avant le texte.Alexandre Dumas et le Grand Dictionnaire de cuisine. Quelques mots au lecteur. Une cuisine modèle. A Jules Janin. Calendrier gastronomique par Grimod de la Reynière. Encore un mot au public. Dictionnaire : A ( Abaisse ) . à . Z ( Zuchetti ).Menus, dressés par Dugléré du café anglais, Verdier de la Maison-dorée, Magny restaurateur, Vuillemot de la Tête-Noire, Brébant, par la Maison Potel et Chabot, Grenet et L'Hermitte.Annexe au Grand Dictionnaire de cuisine ( 24 pages ). Mors et pages de garde restaurés, mouillure ancienne en marge basse. Cuisine

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        Autograph Letter, signed, to Hon. E.[lihu] B.[enjamin] Washburne, U.S. Minister at Paris, France

      Hiram, Ohio, 1873. 1 leaf. 1 vols. 11 x 8.5 inches. Old folds. Introduction of the suffragette Mrs. Helen M. Barnard to the U.S. Minister of France In this letter Garfield writes as an Ohio Congressman to introduce Mrs. Helen M. Barnard to the US Minister in Paris during her survey of conditions for emigrants on board steamships, especially as concerns women and children, as commissioned by the Secretary of the Treasury, William A. Richardson.  Barnard was a government clerk, journalist, and an original member of the Universal Franchise Association, and an associate of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton (see "The Selected Papers of SBA and ECS", Rutgers, 2000, Vol. 2, p. 591). Barnard submitted her report to the Secretary on December 1, 1873, which included recommendations for standardization of schedules and transit fares, measures to avoid overcrowding, and other matters. It was uncommon at the time for a woman to hold such a position, a fact that Barnard acknowledged in closing her report, wherein she remarked that the good treatment she received from agents and officials "was especially gratifying... as the appointment of a woman [is] an innovation upon established customs." The addressee, Elihu B. Washburne (1816-1887), severed as Secretary of State under Ulysses S. Grant, and was the sole diplomat to remain in Paris during the Franco-Prussian War, during which time he provided important humanitarian and diplomatic support, efforts recognized by both French and German governments.

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        MY LAST CRUISE. Where We Went and What We Saw: Being An Account of Visits to the Malay and Loo-Choo Islands, the Coasts of China, Formosa, Japan, Kamtschatka, Siberia, and the Mouth of the Amoor River.

      PRIMARY RESOURCE WITH THE NUDE JAPANESE BATHING ILLUSTRATIONPhiladelhia 1873, - Lippincott.Brown blind stamped cloth, verygood, with 29 woodcuts, 502p., including the RARE NUDE BATHSCENE. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Kim.

      2 vol. Un frontispice, 15 hors - texte, 15 en - tete, 15 vignettes - lettrines, 12 culs - de - lampe, en or et argent ainsi qu en couleurs, dessines par F. - L. Schmied, graves sur bois. Un des 120 exemplaires (sur 160 en tout) sur papier du Japon, signes par l artiste. Francois - Louis Schmied, ne a Geneve, le 8 novembre 1873 et mort a Tahanaout, au Maroc, en janvier 1941, est un peintre, graveur sur bois, imprimeur, editeur, illustrateur, et relieur. Francois - Louis SCHMIED est un des grands illustrateurs de la periode Art Deco. Illustrations de Francois - Louis SCHMIED.

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        Old Times in West Tennessee. Reminiscences Semi-Historic of Pioneer Life and the Rarly Emigrant Settlers in the Big Hatchie Country. By a Descendant of One of the First Settlers

      Memphis, Tenn: W.G. Cheney, Printer and Publisher, 1873. First Edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Original green cloth, head and tail of spine with minor loss, else a very nice copy.

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        Les Avantures de Télémaque suivies des Aventures d'Aristonous.

      Mame,, Tours, 1873 - Cm. 28,5, pp. (4) xiii (1) 401 (3). Con antiporta e 13 incisioni all'acquaforte di V. Foulquier (ciascuna protetta da velina). All'inizio sono stati inoltre aggiunti due bei ritratti incisi dell'autore. Bella legatura coeva in pieno marocchino blu mare, dorso a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi, piatti decorati da triplice filetto in oro e cornici concentriche centrali. Dentelles interne, sguardie marmorizzate e tagli dorati. Legatura firmata R. Petit. Eccellente stato di conservazione. Ex libris di Marcel Bertrand. Esemplare appartenente alla tiratura di testa di 300 esemplari stamparti su "vergé". Cfr. Vicaire III, 657. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Central-Blatt ( auch: Zentralblatt - Reichscentralblatt ) für das deutsche Reich. Konvolut von 11 Bänden: Erster Jahrgang 1873 bis elfter Jahrgang 1884, herausgegeben vom Reichskanzler-Amt.

      Heymanns, Berlin 1873 - ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1873 - 1884 ) Hier vorliegend: die ersten 11 Bände des Central-Blattes mit 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884. Jeweils in Oln ( 1877 in Ohln ), Klein4° ( 25,5 x 20,5 cm ).Umfangreiches Konvolut mit Vorschriften, Erlassen, Verordnungen zu allen Bereichen des öffentlichen wie privaten Lebens. Meist mit den Stichworten: Allgemeine Verwaltungssachen / Münzwesen / Maaß- und Gewichtswesen / Justizwesen / Gewerbewesen / Militärwesen / Zoll- und Steuerwesen / Statistik / Heimatwesen / Marine und Schiffahrt / Postwesen / Telegraphen-Wesen / Konsulat-Wesen / Personal Veränderungen / Ordens- und Titelverleihungen. Je Band zwischen ca. 350 - 750 Seiten. Insgesamt von recht guter Erhaltung, Einbände teils etwas berieben, teils etwas angestaubt, Papier innen meist gebräunt. Im Band 1877 in der Mitte etliche Seiten am oberen Rand etwas beschädigt. ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 14000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems

      London: Basil Montagu Pickering 196 Piccadilly W., 1873. First edition of the Author's First book. 125, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in half brown morocco. Fine.

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        14 Briefe an seinen Malerfreund Ernst Henseler (1852-1940) in Berlin aus den Jahren 1873 bis 1879 aus Hamburg, Düsseldorf und Eisenach. Versehen mit zahlreichen Illustrationen.

      - Feder in Grau oder Braun, auf Bütten oder Velin, sämtlich bezeichnet signiert und datiert. Ein 3seitiger mit besonders reizvollen Illustrationen geschmückter Brief ist mit „St. Gehrts" unterschrieben und datiert „Bergedorf. d. 10ten Sptbr. 1873." Bei dem Schreiber handelt es sich hier vermutlich um den jüngeren Bruder von Carl Gehrts, Johannes Gehrts (1855-1921), der ebenfalls Maler war und erst 1873 von Hamburg nach Weimar wechselte. Bergedorf liegt in der Nähe von Hamburg. Nach einem Besuch der Kunstgewerbeschule in Hamburg ging Gehrts 1871 nach Weimar und studierte an der Kunstschule bei K. Gussow (1843-1907) und A. Baur (1835-1906). Diesem folgte er 1876 nach Düsseldorf, 1889 ist eine Studienreise nach Italien und Griechenland belegt. Er war vielseitig begabt und in seiner dekorativen Manier den Zeitstil treffend, war er ein begehrter Künstler, der mit Aufträgen überhäuft wurde. Gehrts und Henseler hatten sich in Weimar an der 1871 gegründeten Kunstschule kennengelernt.

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        Le livre de pâtisserie. Ouvrage contenant 10 planches chromolithographiques et 137 gravures sur bois. D'après les peintures â l'huile et les dessins de E. Ronjat.

      Paris Hachette 1873 - 4°. 5 S., (Frontisp., Titel, Potrait des Autors), VII, 506 S., 10 chromolithogr. Tafl. u. mit zahlr. Textillustr. Roter Hldr. (Marocaine) d. Zt. mit goldener Rückenbeschriftung. (Mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren). EDITION ORIGNALE. Vicaire 418 - Oberlé/Fastes 230 - Berthelot 114 - Cagle/Matter 219. Schönes Exemplar. Francais; 2,017 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tytler's History of Scotland. With illustrative notes from recently discovered State documents, and a continuation of the History , from the Union of the Crowns to the present time.

      Mackenzie, London, Glasgow - (.including an account of the social and industrial progress of the people; also an essay on Scottish Ecclesiastical History by . Professor Eadie . and an original memoir of the author by Sir Archibald Alison, Bart. . Illustrated with portraits, landscapes, plans of battles etc. . New and greatly enlarged edition. ( Volumen I - IX, so vollständig ). ( Ohne Erscheinungsjahr - die Bände sind zwischen 1873 - 1877 erschienen, vergleiche den Eintrag im Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog ). Mit zusammen ca. 1800 Seiten und zahlreichen Stahlstichtafeln mit Ansichten aus Schottland, Porträts, Plänen und Karten. Mit jeweils einem chromolithographiertem farbigen Titelblatt. Die Einbände jeweils in roten, reich gold- und blindgeprägten Oln mit umlaufendem Goldschnitt, 4° ( 27,5 x 22,5 cm ). Die Stahlstiche zeigen u.a.: Edinburgh - Marquis of Montrose - Melrose Abbey - Glasgow Cathedral - Battlefields of Bannockburn & Stirling - Regent Moray - Kings College, Aberdeen - Cardinal Beaton - Glasgow University - Sir Walter Scott - Seals - Elgin Cathedral - Castle Fraser - Queen Mary`s Room - George Buchanan - Stirling Castle - Aberdeen Cathedral - Falkland Palace - Tantallon Castle - James III. - Graham of Claverhouse - Craigmillar Castle - Kelso Abbey - Iona Cathedral - Marquis of Argyll - Balmoral Castle - St. Andrew`s Cathedral - Cambuskenneth Tower - Battle of Falkirk 1746 - Charles I. - Cromwell - General David Lesley - Edinburgh Castle - Assassination of Regent Moray - Battle of Culloden 1746 - Charles II. - Duke of Lauderdale - Alexander Lesley - St. Andrews Castle - Battle of Drumclog - Order of the Thistle ( kolorierter Stahlstich ) - David Livingstone - George Wishart - James Watt - The Bass Rock - Dunnottar Castle. Die Einbände teils etwas berieben ( 3 Bände am schmalen Einbandrücken stärker berieben ), teils gering fleckig ( 3 Bände außen mit kleinen Farbspuren weißer Farbe ), Bindung teils etwas gelockert. Innen wenige Seiten gering fleckig, wenige Seiten etwas angeknickt - insgesamt von guter Erhaltung. Zusammen 9 Bände.- sehr selten - ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 9500 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Woman Suffrage Above Human Law. Letter from Gerrit Smith. Addressed to Susan B. Anthony

      Peterboro, 1873. 2 pp. 1 vols. Folio (Single sheet folio, 14 x 8-5/8 inches). Fine.

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        Illustrations of China and its People

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle,, 1873?-74. A Series of Two Hundred Photographs, With Letterpress Description of the Places and People Represented. 4 volumes, folio. Publisher's maroon morocco-grain cloth, front covers with large pictorial designs and letters blocked in gilt, bevelled boards, blue endpapers, gilt edges. 218 photographic illustrations on 96 plates. Just a little rubbed, volumes I and III neatly rebacked with the original spines laid down, some skilful restoration at corners and board edges, bookplates removed from all from pastedowns leaving some residual marking, but overall a very good set indeed. First edition. "My design in the accompanying work is to present a series of pictures of China and its people, such as shall convey an accurate impression of the country I traversed as well as of the arts, usages, and manners which prevail in different provinces of the Empire. With this intention I made the camera my constant companion of my wanderings, and to it I am indebted for the faithful reproduction of the scenes I visited, and of the types of races which I came into contact" (Thomson, introduction). "Between 1870 and 1872 he [Thomson] undertook four distinct journeys, up the north branch of the Pearl River, up the River Min to the area around Foochow (Fuzhou), to Peking (Beijing), and finally up the great Yangtze (Yangzi) River. The photographs taken on these journeys form one of the most extensive photographic surveys of any region taken in the nineteenth century. The range and depth of his photographic vision mark Thomson out as one of the most important travel photographers" (ODNB). The present volumes, published on his return to London in 1872, established his reputation as a photographer, traveller and authority on China.

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        Archibuteo lagopus.

      (London, c. 1873).. Hand-coloured lithograph. 380 x 555 mm.. Fine image of a Rough-Legged Buzzard, from John Gould's monumental "Birds of Great Britain" (London, 1862-1873, 5 vols.). Joseph Wolf (1820-99) "was the first bird artist to understand and use the new freedom of style that lithography allowed [...] He introduced natural settings and a feeling of motion into his paintings. Early training in lithography and art [...] opened the door to Wolf's development into one of the first and finest true bird artists. He breathed life into the stiff 'bird on a perch' portrayals so characteristic of bird art of the day. Wolf liked especially to paint birds of prey and game birds, with their subtle browns and grays" (Cornell University Library). - Fine Bird Books 102. Nissen IVB 372. Sauer 23. Wood 365. Zimmer 261.

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("CL Dodgson") to "Mr. [Augustus] Dubourg"

      "Rev. H. Rivers, Knowles Bank, Tonbridge -", 1873. 2pp. in Dodgson's purple ink. 1 vols. 12mo. Small tear at joint, some toning, else fine. "Tell you daughter ... I hope there will be no evil in dining at your house ..." Reading in part: "Your note, which followed me here, encourages me to say that I return hence to London on Tueday, &, if I find a note at the 'United Hotel, Charles Street, Haymarket,' authorising me to come to you that evening for dinner, I shall have much pleasure in so doing ... Will you tell your daughter [Evelyn S. Dubourg], with my love, that I hope there will be no evil in dining at your house that night." Dodgson first met Evelyn Dubourg at a dinner party at her parents earlier in the year, when she was twelve years old, and her father was trying to help Dodgson stage a dramatized version of ALICE, and Evelyn was being considered for the role of Alice (v. Cohen, I p. 183).

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        [The Gospel of Saint Matthew in Japanese.]

      [Yokohama?]: No publisher,, [1873]. Octavo, 236 × 162 mm, pp. 200. Stitched as issued in plain paper wrappers, vertical title-label printed on rear wrapper. With frontispiece map of Palestine. Presentation inscription in pencil to blank verso of frontispiece; "Gospel of Matthew- In Japanese. H. E. Jewett from M. L. Gordon, Osaka Japan 1874". Japanese stamp to inside front cover, library label of the Pacific Theological Seminary to the rear cover. Thread attaching covers renewed, small ink splash to rear cover. Occasional light spotting but an excellent copy. Second edition of the translation of the Gospel of Saint Matthew into Japanese, considerably revised from the first version. "J. C. Hepburn, of the American Presbyterian Mission, made a version of the Gospels, aided by a Japanese named Okuno; and, after revising it with the help of S. R. Brown, of the Reformed Church Mission, published Saint Mark and John's Gospels in 1872. Saint Matthew's Gospel, revised by S. R. Brown and David Thompson, of the American Presbyterian Misson, followed in 1873. The work was carried on under great hindrances, owing to the hostility of the Japanese Government and the prejudice against Christianity, which made it far from easy to obtain native assistance. The blocks for printing these early Gospels were cut in secret, and the books had to be delivered in small parcels at night for fear of detection. After the beginning of 1873, however, the prohibitory laws against Christianity were allowed to fall into disuse." (Darlow and Moule).

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        Alte und neue Kinderlieder. Nach Original- und Volks-Weisen mit Clavierbegleitung herausgegeben von Ludwig Erk. Hefte 1-4 ( Alles Erschienene ).

      Lipperheide, Berlin 1873 - ( Erste Ausgabe - WG II, 172 ) Mit zusammen 121 Seiten, OBroschur, 4° ( 28 x 19,5 cm ). Sammlung der Kinderlieder von Hoffmann von Fallersleben. - Unbeschnitten und teils unaufgeschnitten, leicht gebräunt, insgesamt gutes Exemplar. - selten- ( Gewicht 500 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Atlas of Long Island, New York. From Recent and Actual Surveys and Records under the Superintendence of F.W. Beers

      36 Vesey Street New York: Beers, Comstock & Cline, 1873. 192 numbered pages; hand colored maps; the first Long Island Atlas; with some double page and a few triple-fold; the largest map, of Long Island as a whole, is a five-panel; printed by Charles Hart, engraved by L.E. Neuman; collated complete, all maps present and accounted for; includes table of distances for Kings and Queens Counties, L.I., measured on the nearest public roads; Air-Line Distances (the printed term used) for Suffolk County, Long Island; Plan of the State of New York, with the county names; list of United States Statistics, Etc. 1870; Post Offices, Rail Road Stations, &c., on Long Island; Map of Central Portions of the Cities of New York and Brooklyn (mid and downtown Manhattan and the area on Long Island of Brooklyn and Long Island City fronting the East River); a full-sheet advertisement and map for The Flushing and North Side Railroad with its Leased Branches: the Central R.R. of Long Island, the North Shore R.R. & the Whitestone & Westchester R.R.; each map on its on guard and cancel tab; ***Please Note**** we have listed the contents of each separate map and then separated them by a semicolon thus ";" Flatbush, inset of Flatbush Village; City of Brooklyn; Parkville P.O. & Windsor Terrace; Bath and New Utrecht; Flatbush; Bayridge; Fort Hamilton; Portion of East New York New Lots; Gravesend; Unionville-Guntherville, Gravesend, Prospect Park Fair Grounds, Flatlands, New Utrecht; another Portion of East New York (southern); Flatlands; Canarsie; another Portion of East New York, bounded on the North by the Jamaica Plank Road; New Lots; Blissville, part of Long Island City; Long Island City; Dutch Kills; Part of Astoria, inset of Middle Village; Hunters Point; Winfield-Locust Grove; Maspeth-East Williamsburgh-Woodside; Astoria; Newtown (portion); Newtown (overall); Ravenswood; Corona or West Flushing; Flushing, inset of Douglaston and inset of Hinsdale; Part of College Point (north); Part of College Point (south); Part of Flushing (tri-panel, south border is Flushing Creek); Part of Flushing (tri-panel, includes Sanford Hall Private Asylum); Part of Flushing (overview); Part of Whitestone Village (northern); Part of Whitestone Village (southern); Jamaica, inset of Part of Hempstead, Rockaway Beach; Richmond Hill; Jamaica Village; Springfield Store - Willow Tree Station -Inglewood or Queens; Woodhaven including Union Race Course and inset of South Woodhaven; Freeport - Greenwich Point; Pearsalls - East Rockaway; Hempstead; Rockville Centre with Christian Hook; Westville or North West Point, inset of Little Neck; Far Rockaway; Rockaway - Woodsburgh, inset of Merrick; North part of Hempstead (triple-panel) including Garden City; Hewletts - Baldwin - Millburn; New Bridge & Vicinity; South Part of Hempstead (triple panel) including Far Rockaway & Long Beach, marshy islands indicated; Valley Stream - Jerusalem Village - Seaford; Port Washington; North Hempstead with inset of Great Neck & Roslyn; Manhasset - Mineola; Oyster Bay (Village); Oyster Bay with insets of Lattingtown - East Norwich - Oyster Bay Harbor; Syosset - The Cove - Hicksville; Design Map of Seacliff Grove; South Part of Oyster Bay, inset of Farmingdale, Jericho; Lattingtown, Locust Valley & Matinecock - Bayville; Glen Cove (triple panel); Cold Spring - Deer Park - Huntington Harbor Northport; Town of Huntington with insets of Centreport, Vernon Valley, North Babylon; Amityville; Huntington (more of the village proper); Babylon; Huntington (south part) with Babylon town, Cedar Island; Smithtown with insets of Smithtown Branch, Smithtown; Islip; Islip (whole town) including Fire Island, Captree Island; Sayville - Bayport; Bay Shore - Brentwood - Bohemia - Greeneville - Hauppauge; part of Brookhaven (north); Bellport - East Moriches - Moriches - Manorville; Center Moriches - Blue Point - Eastport; Part of Brookhaven (south); Setauket - East Setauket - Mount Sinai - Lakeland; Stony Brook - Port Jefferson; Patchogue (southern); Millers Place - Yaphank - East Patchogue - Brook Haven; Riverhead, with insets of Riverhead (part) Franklinville - Aquebogue - Jamesport; Cutchogue - Peconic Village - with notices of business in Southold Town; Southold and Shelter Island, with insets of Orient, Plum Island and Village North of Greenport; East Marion - Orient - New Suffolk - Village adjoining Southold; Greenport (village); Riverhead (village) inset of Northville, with business notices for the town; Southold-Mattituck; Southampton with inset of Flanders, with business notices; Southampton (whole township) with insets of Good Ground and Canoe Place - Union Place - Speonk - West Hampton; Southampton (eastern part); East Hampton - Amagansett - Bridgehampton; Sag Harbor (double panel); East Hampton; with separate sheet of Queens County Business Notices & another sheet with a continuation of same + Suffolk County Business Notices + continuation; some maps are printed both sides; large format, 16" x 13" approximate size; with the previous owner name on front endpaper, done in a very careful and accomplished calligraphic style of Singleton R. Mitchill Manhasset L.I. 1875; original publisher's dark green cloth binding, decoratively gilt titles on cover; some edge, tips wear to binding; spine cloth professionally renewed in a sympathetic style; some darkening to sheets, mostly even; a few leaves with some discoloration at edge; some edge wear, occasional spotting to maps; maps on sheets 122- 125 Port Washington Manhasset Roslyn group, with margins repaired, renewed, not affecting maps; maps at 188 -189 small Southampton map & small village map of East Hampton, Amagansett darkened, browned as if from an old laid-in item, which has left much spottiness and staining, map still legible, perhaps could be cleaned; last 4 pages with narrow 1/2" hole at bottom margins; long front map with unobtrusive ½" rub in ocean area, not in a physical land feature; with a custom-made protective slipcase for the atlas, marbled-paper covered box sides, dark blue calf leather spine, red and green title-labels, gilt; little wear and rubbing to the slipcase, very good condition and very good protection for the atlas; contents in good to very good condition overall, and a good Long Island historical reference for genealogy, land ownership and development.. First Edition. Hard Cover in Custom Slipcase. Good.

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        Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1873. First American edition. Octavo, original clue cloth. With "The End" printed on page 303, illustrated with 109 plates, including two maps, with jellyfish on the front board, and the incorrect use of the word "Sea" in the title on front board. Although the reason for the scarcity is unknown, it is speculated that most of the Osgood copies were destroyed in the Great Boston Fire. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Twenty Thousand Leagues owed much to the exploits of the huge experimental French submarine Le Plongeur and to the work of Verne's friend Jacques-François Conseil, who developed a steam-driven submarine and whose surname Verne gave to Professor Arronax's servant in the story" (Carpenter & Prichard, 557). Verne combined science and invention with fast-paced adventure. Some of Verne's fiction has also become a fact: his submarine Nautilus predated the first successful power submarine by a quarter century, and his spaceship predicted the development a century later. The first all-electric submarine, built in 1886, was named Nautilus in honor of Verne's vessel. The first nuclear-powered submarine, launched in 1955, was named Nautilus, too. The film version was produced by Walt Disney in 1954 and directed by Richard Fleischer, won an Oscar for its special effects.

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        Reise in Mittelasien : von Teheran durch die Turkmanische Wüste an der Ostküste des Kaspischen Meeres nach Chiwa, Bochara und Samarkand

      Leipzig Brockhaus Verlag 1873. Deutsche Originalausgabe, 2., verm u. verb. Aufl., origila Leinenband, 8°, XIV, 384 Seiten; mit 12 Abb. in Holzschn. u. 1 lithogr. Kt.; Exemplar gstempelt; Zustand: gut, Landkarte mit Papierstreifen unterlegt.

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        SONGS FROM THE SOUTHERN SEAS AND OTHER POEMS

      1873. O'REILLY, John Boyle. SONGS OF THE SOUTHERN SEAS, AND OTHER POEMS. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1873. 12mo., brown cloth with a kangaroo in gilt of the front cover, top edge gilt. First Edition. O'Reilly [1844-1890] was an Irish-born poet and novelist who was sent on a convict ship in 1867 to western Australia for being a member of the Fenians- a radical Irish organization. He was on the last convict ship sent to Australia and helped build the Bunbury-Vasse Road. O'Reilly eventually escaped Australia on the American whaler "Gazelle" and made his way to America, settling in Boston. He becamse a spokesperson for Irish independence and was editor of the "Pilot" newspaper. This is his first collection of poems. Signed presentation from O'Reilly on a front blank page: "To Francis H. Underwood Esq. with the kindest regards of The Author. Jan 24th, 1874." With Underwood's personal bookplate on the front pastedown. Underwood was a lawyer and author and was active in the anti-slavery cause. He wrote for the "Atlantic Monthly" magazine and later became U.S. consul to Scotland. A nice copy of a scarce book and genuinely rare to locate an inscribed copy! Very Good (moderate wear with gilt on front cover bright but a bit darkened on the spine, few tiny spots covers). $1,500.00.

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        PALMETTO LEAVES

      Houghton Mifflin (1873), Boston - 321 pages. BAL 19476. Original decorated green cloth; illustrated with a map and text cuts. A collection of essays on life in pre-Disney and pre-retirement home Florida. SIGNED by the author with the inscription "Trust in the Lord and Do good," dated "Hartford March 1893" on the front blank. Covers a bit soiled, occasional stain or tear to contents. Very Good [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Chaplets from Coquet-side

      [Newcastle-on-Tyne: Printed by M. & M. Lambert], 1873. First edition, one of 100 copies printed. Illustrations by the author, some hand-colored. 83, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Roxburghe binding. Bookplate of Herbert Faulkner West. A bit rubbed, overall very good. One of 100 Copies Dedicated to Thomas Westwood, Esq., the bibliographer of angling literature Includes "In Memoriam. Izaak Walton" and "Of Fysshynge with an Angle"

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        Typhoid Fever: Its Nature, Mode of Spreading, and Prevention

      London Longman's Green & Co 1873. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Scattered browning. Ex.-lib First Edition Green hardback cloth cover 260mm x 180mm (10" x 7"). xii, 193pp. [with errata slip]. Frontispiece colour plate and 3 b/w plates.

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        The Tour of the World in Eighty Days

      Boston: James R. Osgood, 1873. First Edition in English and First American. Frontispiece illustration of "Le Saint Michel". 1 vols. 12mo. Blue cloth with frontispiece reproduced in gilt on upper cover, red edges, greenish-black endpapers; some wear to extremities, spine repaired, ownership signature dated 1873 on fly leaf and title, else internally fine. First Edition in English of Verne's Masterpiece This copy in blue cloth--a rare variant, green being the usual color.

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        Westvlaamsch Idioticon. [Vol.1 : A - N ; vol. 2 : O-Z].

      1873 - Livre d'occasion 2 forts vol. in-4 reliure époque demi-basane fauve, dos lisse, pièce de titre rouge, XIX-1488 pp. en continu à 2 colonnes, une grande carte dépliante hors-texte. Rare première édition de cet important dictionnaire de la langue parlée dans la région ouest des Flandres (la carte va de Boulogne à Vlissinghe), qui demeure un ouvrage de référence souvent cité. Condition : Dos restauré en toile, le dos ancien contrecollé très frotté, coupes frottées, très rares rousseurs, bien complet de la carte dépliante, bonne condition. 3900g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dhow Chasing in Zanzibar Waters and on the Eastern Coast of Africa.

      Sampson Low, Marston, Low and Searle, London, 1873, large 8vo, xii,453pp, 32pp adverts dated October '72, folding coloured map, frontispiece and 15 illustrations, - 1st edition, hardback, slight foxing on some tissue guards, contents otherwise clean and tight, rebacked retaining original endpapers and original brown cloth gilt, the original cloth heavily rubbed in places, especially the spine, overall Good condition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mnemosyne. Bibliotheca Philologica Batavia.

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

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        Les institutions sanitaires pendant le conflit Austro-Prussien-Italien

      Paris: G. Masson, 1873. [16], 188pp. Paris: G. Masson, 1873. 227 x 146 mm. Original printed wrappers (brittle), chipped with loss. Fore-edges a little dust-soiled and frayed. Fifth edition, originally published in 1867. Preserved in a protective case. THE ANCESTOR OF THE AMERICAN RED CROSS. Scarce: ours is apparently the only copy currently on the market. Evans, an American dentist, settled in France in the late 1840s where he enjoyed an extraordinary success, numbering Napoleon III and members of other important European royal families among his patients, and amassing a large personal fortune. Through his connections with the politically powerful Evans became interested in diplomacy and international philanthropy: during the Crimean, Austro-Prussian-Italian and Franco-Prussian wars he financed the establishment of ambulance corps and other relief facilities for the wounded, and during the American Civil War he founded the U.S. Sanitary Commission at Philadelphia, the ancestor of the American Red Cross. The present work documents these services; it also includes an essay on ambulance wagons and a catalogue of Evans' collection of materials used by the U.S. Sanitary Commission. Dr. Evans devoted enormous energies to enriching the great European movement for civilian assistance to wounded soldiers with the practical experience of American volunteers on the battlefields of the Civil War. Evans, as Henry Dunant had witnessed the sufferings of the innumerable wounded of the battle of Solferino, and had naturally joined with the European elite (many of them his clients) in promoting the International Societies for Assistance to Wounded Soldiers, launched by Dunant and recognized by the Geneva Convention of 1864. In a book he published in French in Paris in 1866, Evans described the activities of the Sanitary Commission, which had come to the aid of the wounded of the Civil War (1861-1865). Evans published other books on the theme of the care of wounded soldiers, while more concretely drawing the attention of Europeans to the fruits of the American experience through the presentation of his personal collection of American first aid materiel in a pavilion at Paris' World Fair of 1867. Three years later, Evans put his collection to work during the Siege of Paris, outfitting a complete tent hospital, the American Ambulance at this time, the term ambulance referred to an "ambulatory" or field hospital set up in tents, barracks or other buildings taken over for this use pitched on a vacant lot a few hundred yards downhill from the Arch of Triumph. The American Ambulance was staffed by volunteers, its doctors, experienced veterans of the Civil War, and its non-medical personnel composed of members of the Colony. It was in this ambulance that many French first became aware of the efficiency of American "volunteer" action. CONTENTS: CHAPITRE PREMIER. --- LA COMMISSION SANITAIRE DES ÉTATS-UNIS ET LA CONVENTION DE GENÈVE. --- Tendance des nations modernes a mitiger les souffrances qu'entraîne la guerre. --- La commission sanitaire des États-Unis. --- Initiative des femmes americaines.---Les conferences de Geneve. --- Les principes de la convention de Geneve sont analogues a ceux enonces dans les statuts de la Commission sanitaire americaine. --- L'etablissement des societes internationales de secours favorise par plusieurs souveraines. CHAPITRE II. --- ORIGINE DE LA SOCIÉTÉ PRUSSIENNE DE SECOURS AUX BLESSES. --- Sympathie du roi et de la reine de Prusse pour l'oeuvre de la Commission sanitaire des Etats-Unis. --- Lettre autographe du roi. --- Groupes d'hospitaliers volontaires aux differentes gares des chemins de fer. --- Premiers debuts de la Societe prussienne de secours. --- Son activite pendant la campagne du Schleswig-Holstein. --- Envoi de commissaires dans le Schleswig. CHAPITRE III. --- TRANSFORMATION DE LA SOCIÉTÉ CENTRALE EN SOCIÉTÉ DE SECOURS INTERNATIONALE. --- Les ressources du departement de la guerre, quelque considerables qu'elles soient, sont le plus souvent insuffisantes. --- Necessite de l'action spontanee des populations. --- La Societe prussienne de secours aux militaires blesses et malades obtient le droit de corporation. --- Appel du comite central a la nation. --- Depôt central de Berlin. --- Reflexions qu'il suggere a l'auteur. --- Statuts de la societe prussienne de secours. CHAPITRE IV. --- COMBAT DE LANGENSALZA. --- Acharnement de la lutte. --- La ville de Langensalza encombree de blesses. --- Insuffisance complete des ressources du service medical dans l'armee hanovrienne et dans le detachement prussien. --- Angoisses des medecins militaires. --- Leur joie a la vue des secours expedies par le comite central de Berlin. CHAPITRE V. --- LA BATAILLE DE SADOWA. --- Grandeur de la lutte. ---Scenes navrantes. --- Un grand nombre de blesses restes plusieurs jours sans pansement. --- Activite et devouement des medecins prussiens. --- Les ambulances dans les villages qui environnent le champ de bataille. --- Bonte et sollicitude des chirurgiens dans les hôpitaux de campagne. --- Les blesses dans les hôpitaux de Milowitz et de Sadowa. CHAPITRE VI. --- ACTIVITÉ DE LA SOCIÉTÉ PRUSSIENNE. --- Convois importants expedies sur le theâtre de la guerre. --- Établissements de depôts en Bohême et sur les bords du Mein. --- Caractere international de la Societe prussienne de secours. Buffets etablis dans les gares des chemins de fer pour distribuer des rafraîchissements aux troupes. --- La Societe prussienne distribue des livres. --Desinteressement et devouement des agents de la Societe. --- Le journal Kriegerheil. CHAPITRE VII. --- LES CHEVALIERS DES ORDRES DE SAINT-JEAN ET DE MALTE. --- Services rendus par ces ordres pendant la guerre. --- Les hôpitaux de Berlin. --- Activite de la reine et de la princesse royale de Prusse en faveur des societes de secours. CHAPITRE VIII. --- LES SOCIÉTÉS DE SECOURS EN SAXE ET DANS L'ALLEMAGNE DU SUD. --- La societe de secours saxonne. --- Le general de Reitzenstein. --- La Societe sanitaire du Wurtemberg. --- Vues elevees de la reine de Wurtemberg sur la mission des institutions sanitaires. --- Le Badischer Frauenverein. --- Zele et devouement de la grande-duchesse et de la princesse Wilhelm. --- Le mouvement sanitaire en Baviere. CHAPITRE IX. --- LES SOCIÉTÉS DE SECOURS AUTRICHIENNES. --- Le Patriotischer Damenverein. --- La princesse de Schwarzenberg met son palais a la disposition de l'Association des dames. --- Devouement de madame de Lowenthal. --- La Societe patriotique rend de grands services a l'armee. --- Le Holzhospital. --- Conduite heroique de deux femmes. CHAPITRE X. --- LA SOCIÉTÉ ITALIENNE DE SECOURS AUX BLESSÉS. --- La Societe medicale de Milan, sous l'impulsion de son president, organise la premiere Societe locale de secours. --- Appel de cette association a l'Italie. --- Le comite de la Societe milanaise reconnu comme comite central de la Societe italienne de secours aux blesses, --- Au moment de la guerre, le comite florentin s'etablit comme comite central des Societes situees au sud du Pô. --- Discussions a la suite de cet incident. --- Services rendus par la Societe italienne de secours aux blesses. CHAPITRE XI. --- CONCLUSION. --- Les societes de secours qui ont fonctionne pendant la derniere guerre n'ont point permis de constater un progres sur les procedes employes par la Commission sanitaire des Etats-Unis. --- Utilite de collections sanitaires. --- La collection sanitaire americaine de l'auteur. --- Accession de la Russie a la convention de Geneve. --- L'Exposition internationale des societes de secours aux blesses. --- Resultats heureux de cette exposition. APPENDICE. --- Essai sur les voitures d'ambulance. CATALOGUE DE LA COLLECTION SANITAIRE DU DOCTEUR THOMAS W. EVANS.

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        Les Dix journées. Traduction de Le Maçon réimprimée par les soins de D. Jouaust. Avec Notice, Notes et Glossaire par M. Paul Lacroix. Onze eaux - fortes par Flameng

      Librairie des Bibliophiles, Jouaust 1873 4 volumes in - 12 (17 x 11,7 cm), maroquin rouge, dos à cinq nerfs, filet à froid entourant les plats, double filet doré sur les coupes, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées sur marbrure (reliure signée Bourlier). Illustré de 11 eaux - fortes de Flameng. Tiré à 805 exemplaires, celui - ci un des 600 sur Hollande à la forme non numérotés. (quelques petits frottements, quelques rares légères rousseurs). / / 4 volumes 12o (17 x 11,7 cm), red morocco, spine raised on five bands, blind fillet border on covers, gilt double fillet on turns - in, dentelle inside, edges gilt over marbling (binding signed Bourlier). Illustrated with 11 etchings by Flameng. Limited printing of 805 copies, this one is one of the 600 on Holland paper not numbered. (some little rubbings, some rare light spots).

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        Slovnik Naucny Vols 1-10

      I. L. Kober 1873 - Second edition of this Czech encyclopedia, the first notable encyclopdia published in Czech. Volume 1 dated 1860, Vo. 10 dated 1873. Marbled edges, green cloth, gild titles, vol. Numbers. References cover both Czech and Slovak. Water stains to spine edges on several volumes, likewise some boards show patches of staining. Foxing to inner pages on most volumes. Bindings are tight, pages unmarked. Extra postage required for this multi-volume set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Allegheny Cemetery

      1873. McCANDLESS, Wilson. Allegheny Cemetery. Historical account of incidents and events connected with its establishment, charter and supplemental acts of legislation ;reports of 1848 and 1857 ; proceedings of corporators, June 21, 1873 ; rules, regulations, &c. ; list of officers, managers and corporators to date ; remarks on the ornamentation and arrangement of cemeteries ; funeral oration of Wilson McCandless, esq., on Commodore Barney and Lieut. Parker; illustrated with sixteen photographic views. vii, 166 pp. Illustrated with 16 photographic plates. 8vo., bound in publisher's cloth. Pittsburgh: Printed by Bakewell & Marthens, 1873. |~||~||~||~| First Edition of this interesting nineteenth-century account of one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in the United States (located very near Pittsburgh, in Lawrenceville, PA.), featuring 300 acres of landscaped grounds and 15 miles of paved roadways. Allegheny Cemetery is said to be the second largest of all U.S. cemeteries (only Arlington Cemetery is supposed to be larger); it is demonstrably the fourth incorporated cemetery in the United States. The present volume offers 16 photographic images of landscaped views and monuments on the grounds, as well as a comprehensive history of the cemetery and its corporation. On April 24, 1844, Allegheny Cemetery was chartered as a tax-free, non-profit organization. For $50,000 George A. Bayard sold 100 acres of land in Lawrenceville, including a mansion and other improvements, to be used for the cemetery. This land became Pittsburgh's first public park, modeled after the fashionable romantic landscapes of English parks. The gateway of the cemetery's Butler Street entrance is an outstanding example of John Chislett's reposeful Tudor style. Fine copy.

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        Hints to Young Painters

      1873. SULLY, Thomas. Hints to Young Painters and the process of portrait-painting, as practiced by the late Thomas Sully. 3-55 pp. Illustrated with two plates (one hand-coloured) and a folding table. 8vo., 207 x 145 mm, bound in modern three-quarter calf over marble boards. Philadelphia: J. M. Stoddart & Co., 1873. WITH: |~| SULLY, Thomas. Hints to Young Painters. A Historic Treatise on the Color Expression and Painting Techniques of American Artists of the Colonial and Federal Periods. Reprinted in New Format. With a Special Introduction By Faber Birren. xxiii, [3], 46 pp. 8vo., 203 x 140 mm, bound in illustrated cloth boards with original dust-jacket. New York: Reinhold Publishing Company, 1965. A very rare artist's manual by one of the foremost nineteenth-century American painters. The presence of a significant amount of material on colour makes this work invaluable, and was the reason for the 1965 facsimile.

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        14 Briefe an seinen Malerfreund Ernst Henseler (1852-1940) in Berlin aus den Jahren 1873 bis 1879 aus Hamburg, Düsseldorf und Eisenach. Versehen mit zahlreichen Illustrationen.

      . Feder in Grau oder Braun, auf Bütten oder Velin, sämtlich bezeichnet signiert und datiert. Ein 3seitiger mit besonders reizvollen Illustrationen geschmückter Brief ist mit "St. Gehrts" unterschrieben und datiert "Bergedorf. d. 10ten Sptbr. 1873." Bei dem Schreiber handelt es sich hier vermutlich um den jüngeren Bruder von Carl Gehrts, Johannes Gehrts (1855-1921), der ebenfalls Maler war und erst 1873 von Hamburg nach Weimar wechselte. Bergedorf liegt in der Nähe von Hamburg.. Nach einem Besuch der Kunstgewerbeschule in Hamburg ging Gehrts 1871 nach Weimar und studierte an der Kunstschule bei K. Gussow (1843-1907) und A. Baur (1835-1906). Diesem folgte er 1876 nach Düsseldorf, 1889 ist eine Studienreise nach Italien und Griechenland belegt. Er war vielseitig begabt und in seiner dekorativen Manier den Zeitstil treffend, war er ein begehrter Künstler, der mit Aufträgen überhäuft wurde. Gehrts und Henseler hatten sich in Weimar an der 1871 gegründeten Kunstschule kennengelernt.

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