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        ORIGINAL pen illustration, picturing man in a carriage, captioned "My Uncle Pumblechook"

      n.p, n.d. 14 x 9 inches. Signed ("Gordon Ross"), lower right. Unframed, on paper, laid down on board . Gordon Ross (1873-1946) was a prolific artist, working mostly in watercolor, from his early days in his native Scotland. As a book artist he tackled everything from Dickens to Shakespeare, including a number of titles for The Limited Editions Club. He is also noted for his sporting work, which included illustrations for The Derrydale Press, Surtees's Jorrocks Jaunts and Jolities, and several large prints of notable sportsmen, including Sir Thomas Lipton, Hugo Meynell, Peter Beckford, and Surtees himself. The eminent collector A. Edward Newton, who wrote the introduction to the Surtees edition, praised Ross in his book End Papers: "No one now living in Great Britain and doing work in his line can compare with Gordon Ross, now living in New York...He has no living superior; I doubt if he has his equal for the very quality needed to illustrate a humorous classic." A superb draftsman, with a gift for portraiture, Ross's work has an ingratiating quality of lively elegance; his originals very seldom come on the market

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        HISTORIA UNIVERSAL. Traducida del italiano conforme a la £ltima edici¢n de Tur¡n. Unica edici¢n espa¤ola completa, aprobada por el autor, hecha a su vista y con su cooperaci¢n. Ilustrada con lminas, retratos y mapas.

      Libr. de Garnier Hmnos, Par¡s 1873 - 10 vol£menes 4§. Numerosas lms. grab. al acero. Algo de ¢x. Encuadernaci¢n editorial con nervios y dorados, algo rozada. 1873

      [Bookseller: Escalinata, librería]
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        Newmarket & Arabia

      London: Henry S. King & Co., , 1873. An Examination of the Descent of Racers and Coursers. Octavo. Original rust cloth, title in gilt to spine and upper board, panelling in black to the boards, large gilt block of a horse's head to the upper board, invisible green surface-paper endpapers. Hand-coloured steel-engraved frontispiece, 4 folding pedigrees at the rear. Very slight rubbing at the extremities, corner tips and head and tail of the spine, foxing to verso of frontispiece, light toning else, but a very nice copy. First edition. Upton was one of the early experts on the bloodlines of British Thoroughbreds. Shortly after the publication of this work - intended to "point out errors that have been committed in the breeding of our horse" - he travelled in Arabia to obtain purebred horses to improve the quality of British cavalry remounts, Upton served with the 9th Lancers. This copy inscribed verso of the front free endpaper; "Dr. Bell with the best regards of the Author, May 1873."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Rafael Arroyo, C¢rdoba 1873 - 4 vols. 8§. 400p = 400p = 422p, 1h = 184p. Hol. nervios, planos algo deslucidos. - Obra inconclusa, el 4§ tomo no se lleg¢ a editar completo y es dif¡cil de encontrar (Palau no conoci¢ este tomo). 1873/77

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        Tent Life with English Gipsies in Norway.

      London, Henry S. King & Co, 1873. 8vo. XXII + (2) + 540 s. Portrett. 4 xylograferte plansjer. Xylografier i teksten. Foldet kart. Orig. dekorert helsjirtingbd. Ryggen recaked med bevaring av original rygg. Nye forsatsbl. Portrett og smusstbl. fagmessig forsterket i indre marg.. *Schiötz 979a. Sørnorge til Romsdal

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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        Théorie de l'ornement

      Paris, A. Lévy, Libraire-éditeur, 21, rue Bonaparte, 21 1873 - In-4, (19x29 cm), relié pleine percaline bordeaux de l'éditeur, décor doré sur la couverture, XI pages d'introduction et 366 pages de texte, 23 planches en noir et blanc montés sur onglet in fine, il manque la 1er, 330 motifs d'ornements ; petits manques sur coiffes, dos jauni, mors et coins frottés, assez bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Abraxas-libris]
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        Report on a Topographical Survey of the Adirondack Wilderness of New York

      The Argus Company, Printers, Albany, NY, 1873. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact, bar chips to top and/or bottom section of spine. Marked with library stamps/embossed seals, and number on spine.. Pebbled green gilt stamped cloth over boards, no dust jacket as issued, 43 pages, one b & w lithographed plate titled "Station on Bald Peak," a fold out color map titled "Specimen of (Portion of a) Reconnaissance Map", and the larger fold out 1872 Adirondack Survey Primary Triangulation map. Spine ends and corners are bumped with wear, spine ends chipped, 3 inch separation between spine and front cover at bottom end of spine, covers soiled and scuffed, library stamps on front end papers, previous owner's name on front end paper, a few other library stamps and embossed stamps in text; the large map is torn in several places with old tape repairs. "It is now a question of political importance whether the section covered by the survey should not be preserved, in its present primitive condition . . . " Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1 lb 4 oz. Category: Adirondack Mountains Related; Inventory No: 006898. .

      [Bookseller: Dennis Holzman Antiques]
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        De dieren, afgebeeld, beschreven en in hunne levenswijze geschetst. I: Zoogdieren; II: Vogels; III: Kruipende dieren, visschen, ongewervelde dieren.

      Leiden, Noothoven van Goor, n.d. [1862-1873]. - (1st ed.). 3 vols. Large 8vo. (V)+12+XXXII+566+(2)+X+555+III; XXII,828,IVp., With 67 (incl. 4 col.), 68 (incl. 14 col.), 110 lithogr. plts. Indexes. Hardcover. Dark blue buckram bindings with white decoration and lettering (c. 1900). VG/--. (Spine ends sl. bumped, spine of vol. III sl. creased, few scratches on frontcover of vol. I; owner's name on titles, occas. very light foxing, incl. to a few plates). * Landwehr Coloured plates, 47. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charbo's Antiquariaat]
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        Falconry in the British Isles. Second edition, revised and enlarged.

      London, Jan van Voorst, 1873. Royal 8vo (283 x 185mm). pp. viii, (2), 171, (1), with 28 fine handcoloured lithographed plates. Publisher's green gilt pictorial cloth showing 5 falcons being carried on a cadge by a falconer. The enlarged and best edition of this beautifully illustrated work. The excellent plates are by W. Brodrick. "The best modern book in English on the art and practice of Falconry. The second edition is to be preferred for the emendations and additions to the text... " (Harting, Bibliotheca Accipitraria 67). One plate with small marginal paper repair not touching the illustration. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Falconry in the British Isles. 2nd edition, revised and enlarged.

      1873 1873 - London: John Van Voorst, 1873. Tall slim 4to. Contemp. full oasis. Gilt panels on both covers. Spine extra gilt and with raised bands. Inside dentelles. T.e.g. other edges uncut. Marbled endpapers. (2, x, 172pp.). With 28 full-page coloured chromolithograph plates. The orig. gilt illustrated cloth binding has been neatly mounted and bound-in at end of text. Fine and complete. NOTE: Wood, pp. 549/550, does not cite the First Edition, but notes the issue here offered, stating "This is the 'best edition', the plates of the first issue having been redrawn and several new ones added. The work is regarded as the authority on falconry, the illustrations being most interesting and informing".

      [Bookseller: Berkelouw Books]
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        Ueber einige im Blute vorhandende Bacterien-bildende Massen. Vorläufige Mittheilung (pp.577-578).

      . Zbl. med. Wiss., 11/37. - Berlin, August Hirschwald, 1873, 8°, pp.577-592, Brosch.. First Edition! - .. "Then, within an 8-year period, three outstanding investigators, each making his contributions independently, supplied observations that established the foundation for our present knowledge. With our hindsight polished, it is possible to be amused at some of the false starts and unsteady steps that characterized this early work. Thus, the 24-year-old William Osler noted the presence of bacterialike particles which were often ("manchmal") found in the blood of normal humans and animals." A year later, in 1874, although still in complete darkness as to their nature or function, he reported a series of observations, supplemented with illustrations, that provided a relatively modern picture of blood platelets (An account of certain organisms occurring in the liquor sanguinis). He noted that these structures were "pale round disks" which were "i-i the size of a red corpuscle." In comments that could well be most instructive to many investigators of today, he added that ". . . in the vessels . . . they were always present as separate elements, showing no tendency to adhere to one another." However, ". . . in a drop of blood taken from one of these young animals (rats), the corpuscles were always to be found accumulated together. . . ."In this early paper, there follows a description of events in the drawn blood which would appear to represent a combination of fibrin, the final product of coagulation and associated platelet reactions, the details of which remained for the future to unravel. Dr. Osler concluded, "As there is no evidence that these bodies are in organic continuity with any other recognized animal or vegetable form or possess the power of reproduction, nothing can at present be said of their nature or of their relation to Bacteria." At this point, Osler moved on to other matters and added only an occasional commentary in subsequent years which may have reflected a certain degree of nostalgia for a field which was proving to have more significance than he had suspected. - William Osler was one of the great physicians of all time, and his encounter with platelets represents a minor incident in his distinguished career. He performed the work during a period of European postgraduate training, most of which was in London but did include a stay in Vienna and Berlin as well. Perhaps as a gesture to Dr. E.A. Schafer, a London colleague from Germany, the original observations were published in a German journal. Although these studies were perhaps among Osier's most significant scientific contributions, they are not generally given much attention by Osler's various biographers. Indeed, in a massive memorial volume published in 1926 (Sir William Osler in Memorial Volume, Appreciations and Reminiscences), they are barely mentioned! Osier's contributions ranged far and wide; perhaps he is best known as a medical teacher and philosopher. This diversity must preclude the type of depth required to pursue a scientific problem to its conclusion. It remained for more single-minded investigators to work out the platelet story." Maxwell M. Wintrobe, Blood, Pure and Eloquent, pp.550-552 - - Golden & Roland: Sir Wiliam Osler, No. 3

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat für Medizin - Fritz-Dieter S]
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        Flora fossilis formationis oolithicae - Le piante fossili dell'oolite Vol. II.

      Dalla Tipografia del Seminario, 1873-1885, Padova, - In folio, pagg. VII, 203 con 17 grandi tavole litografiche, alcune delle quali a doppia pagina; legatura in mezza tela con angoli. Parte seconda di questa rara opera del De Zigno (1813-1892), che fu illustre paleontologo padovano. La prima parte venne pubblicata negli anni 1856-68. La sua ricca collezione privata di fossili è attualmente esposta al Museo Universitario di Geologia a Padova e al Museo di Fossili di Lonedo. Fioriture sparse ad alcune pagine ma nel complesso buon esemplare. Edizione originale, riccamente illustrata. Manca al Nissen e al Pritzel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Biggio]
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        The gilded age A tale of to-day

      American Pub. Co. Very Good; ***SALE. The price of this item has been temporarily reduced by . 40%. Sale price ends soon!***. 1873. First Edition, Second State. Hardcover. Containing all first issue points with the exception of the repearting lines. Contains the following issue points: title page dated 1873 including White's name in the list of artists; electrotyper's imprint on the verso; use of "Eschol Sellers" on pgs. [vii], 27, and 355 and "Eschol" on pg. 247; on pg. Xvi, the final illustration numbered 211; "Hallelujah" without a comma on pg. 246; period after "Dr. Jackson" on pg. 280; and lacking illustration on pg. 403. Publisher's original cloth cover with gilt title in circular emblem on front cover has wear to corners. Spine has been professionally rebound in black cloth with the original spine strip mounted over it. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. New end sheets and paste downs with all original end sheets bound in. Pages clean, free of foxing, and in near pristine condition. .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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      J. Barnard and Son, Oxford Street, London 1873 - .[iv, 44pgs.text, plus 2 pgs. of testimonials and 42 pgs. price catalog of materials for water-colour painting and drawing].SECOND EDITION.NO PUBLICATION DATE STATED BUT CIRCA 1873.ILLUSTRATED BY A SERIES OF DRAWINGS IN COLOURS, DIAGRAMS, ETC., BY THE AUTHOR.4 BRIGHT CLEAN CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS.PRINTED BY GEORGE PHIPPS, WESTMINSTER.Testimonial by Aaron Penley, renowned English painter and drawing master, on author's drawing models.Three quarter red leather with marbled boards and gilt title on spine.A VERY SCARCE COPY. 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Kussmaul").

      Freiburg i. B., 28. IV. 1873. - 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. An den Physiker Wilhelm von Beetz (1822-1886): "Lieber Freund! Nur um Sie nicht warten zu lassen, schreibe ich Ihnen sogleich, obwohl ich noch nicht erfahren konnte, was unser Sphygmagraph kostete, da unser Verwalter, der die Rechnung vor 7-8 J. bezahlte, heute nicht zur Hand war [.] Es ist nur für wissenschaftliche Zwecke und die Kliniken von Bedeutung. Sie werden Felix noch so viele Instrumente kaufen müssen, wenn Sie ihn tüchtig für die Praxis ausrüsten [.] Nun gehts mir aber wie dem Thier zwischen den Heubündeln. Soll ich den großen oder kleinen Apparat kaufen? Ich weiß nicht, ob der kleine für genauere Zu[c]kerbestimmungen bei diabetischem Harn ausreicht, dann würde es mir der Billigkeit wegen am besten conveniren [.] Lieber Beetz! mit dem fürchterlichen Gedanken, daß meine Frau demnächst Großmutter werden wird, während ich mich noch so jung fühle, schließe ich [.]". - Adolf Kußmaul promovierte in Würzburg über "Untersuchungen über den Einfluß, welchen die Blutströmung auf die Bewegungen der Iris und andere Teile des Kopfes ausübt", habilitierte sich kurz darauf in Heidelberg und wurde Professor der Inneren Medizin in Erlangen, Freiburg i. B. und schließlich in Straßburg. Die 1874 von ihm beobachtete "große Atmung" bei Diabetes wurde später nach ihm "Kußmaulsche Atmung" genannt. Als vielseitiger Wissenschaftler befaßte er sich mit verschiedenen Teilbereichen der Medizin und war darüber hinaus literarisch tätig (u. a. "Jugenderinnerungen eines alten Arztes", 1899). Mit Ludwig Eichrodt gemeinsam "schrieb er satirische Gedichte um den schwäbischen Schulmeister Gottlieb Biedermaier, die als 'Buch Biedermaier' in Gedichte in allerlei Humoren (1853) erschienen und den späteren Epochenbegriff 'Biedermeier' schufen" (DBE). - Gering fleckig und mit einem kleinen Einriß im unteren Mittelfalz.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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      James B. Osgood, Boston 1873 - "Complete Edition" xii, 481p. Illustrated with plates and with a fore-edge painting signed by Vera Dutter. Bound in full tree calf with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and ornaments. Binding rebacked with original spine laid down. Another seller has suggested that "This fore-edge painting was painted by Vera Dutter and sold by her in 1972 to William Thomas, Bookseller, Mechaincsburg, PA, for $45 at the time. The name of the fore-edge painting is 'Bridge at Sunset'." The painting is hard to fuces and therefor grainy [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: First Folio A.B.A.A.]
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        The Lands of Cazembe. Lacerda's Journey to Cazembe in 1798. Translated and Annotated by.Also Journey of the Pombeiros.Translated by B.A. Beadle and Resume of the Journey of MM. Monteiro and Gamitto. By Dr. C.T. Beke.

      London: John Murray, 1873. - First edition. Tall 8vo., orig. blue cloth, (viii), (272)pp. With a large folding map. There is a 5 inch tear in the folding map (without loss), upper corner of the front board bumped but in fact a near fine copy. The Royal Geographic Society published these early accounts of Portuguese journeys into the African interior in the wake of increased interest in African exploration due to Livingstone's travels and exploration. Penzer 89. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Mason Books (ABAC)]
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      London: [Printed by Whittingham and Wilkins at the Chiswick Press for] Basil Montagu Pickering, 1873. FIRST EDITION n. Hardcover. In a Gorgeous Retrospective Entrelac Design Suitable for the Book's Contents. 175 x 121 mm (6 7/8 x 4 3/4"). 4 p.l., 343, [1] pp. FIRST EDITION. LOVELY TAN MOROCCO, GILT AND INLAID IN GROLIERESQUE STYLE, BY RIVIERE (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with inlaid entrelac frame in light and dark brown morocco strapwork, these entwined with leafy azured gilt vines, corners with gilt fleurons, the whole on a stippled gilt background and accented with ovals and circlets, the center of each board with a dark brown cartouche bearing the title in gilt; flat spine similarly gilt with a dense array of flowering vines on a stippled background, dark brown inlaid morocco head- and tailpiece, matching central inlaid title cartouche, gilt ruled turn-ins, all edges gilt. With printer's device, title page illustration, occasional small vignettes in the text, and 13 full-page woodcuts by Robert Bateman. Just a hint of rubbing to the joints, two corners slightly bumped, faint offsetting from woodcuts, one opening with light discoloration from bookmark, but still A FINE COPY OF A MOST CHARMING BOOK, the text especially clean, fresh, and bright, and the lovely animated binding with no significant wear. This volume provides pleasures of various sorts: the gorgeous binding is an exceptional achievement in design and execution; the illustrations are perfectly suited to the subject matter and the time; and since the names Chiswick, Whittingham, and Pickering are involved, the book is unsurprisingly printed in an elegant style on very high quality paper. The text consists of Latin hymns arranged by the liturgical year, the whole collected by the Anglican clergyman William John Loftie (1839-1911), a prolific writer on subjects ranging from early printing to the preservation of ancient buildings. The text is enhanced with woodcuts done in a vaguely pre-Raphaelite manner by Robert Bateman (1842-1922), a follower of Edward Burne-Jones. His work was described by Walter Crane as presenting "a magic world of romance and pictured poetry." Produced by one of the outstanding firms of the period, our binding is appropriately retrospective as a reflection of the content here. The exuberant design is reminiscent of the so-called entrelac bindings originating in central France in the middle of the 16th century and popularized by the most eminent bibliophiles of the time, including Francois I, Henri II, Catherine de Medici, Jean Grolier, Marcus Fugger, and Thomas Wotton. Riviere is well known for elaborately gilt bindings executed to classical designs, but this particular kind of replication that so specifically reproduces the work of a particular and distant period is an uncommon feature of the firm's production.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        On War:

      London: N. Trübner & Co., , 1873. Translated by Colonel J. J. Graham, from the Third German Edition. Three Volumes Complete in One. Large octavo. Original blue cloth, vermilion paper label to spine, compartments formed of triple gilt rules, panelling in black to the boards, brown surface-paper endpapers. Mounted photographically reproduced portrait frontispiece with facsimile signature. Slightly worn at the extremities, cloth spotted, corners worn through and spine chipped head and tail, joints a little loose, light toning, but overall a very good copy. First full English edition of Clausewitz' Vom Kriege, which was first published 1832-4 as part of his posthumous works. In view of a recent estimation of On War as "the most important general treatment of its subject yet produced," (Oxford Companion to Military History), the circumstances surrounding the publication of this translation are remarkably low-key. The translator, Colonel James John Graham, was a somewhat obscure figure. After passing out from Sandhurst in 1822 he served as judge-advocate in the West Indies, and briefly as an engineer. But between 1832 and 1835 he took civilian employment as secretary and treasurer to the South-Eastern Railway Company in England, and his only significant military service seems to have been as military secretary to Sir Robert Hussey Vivian, commander of the British "Turkish Contingent" in the Crimean War. The reasons for the timing of this publication seem similarly obscure. The inference that it was aimed to cash in on the interest in events of 1870-71 or on Moltke's praise of Clausewitz is rejected by Bassford in his Clausewitz in English: "There is no internal evidence that the events of 1870-71 were the motivating factor or any evidence of an interest in Moltke; in fact neither Graham nor the contemporary reviewers even mentioned Moltke." In fact the publication was pretty much a disaster: "Only 245 copies were printed in 1873. Of these 21 went to Graham and 32 were sent out as free review copies. Of the rest, 192 were still languishing in the publisher's hands in 1877. For some unknown reason, Trübner printed a further 440 copies in that year, and 572 were still in the warehouse in 1885 [which seems to indicate that just 60 copies were sold in twelve years]. The book drew no substantial audience and Graham's material rewards thus appear to have been few." An important, and understandably uncommon, edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        [Great sickle-billed Bird of Paradise, Plume bird or Great promerops] Epimachus speciosus

      [London, 1873. Lithograph by J. Smit after Joseph Wolf, hand-coloured by J.D. White, heightened with gum arabic. (1 1/2 inch repaired tear to left margin). A magnificent image of the largest and most remarkable of the thin-billed Birds of Paradise, painted by Joseph Wolf, who was 'without exception, the best all-round animal artist who ever lived' (Sir Edwin Landseer). From Elliot's great work on the 'Birds of Paradise', which includes some of the most highly praised bird illustrations ever produced. Ornithological illustration reached its height during the golden age of lithography, and this image is from that great era. Even today, with all of the excellent methods of colour reproduction available, the beauty of hand-colouring cannot be equalled. Joseph Wolf is pre-eminent amongst the ornithological artists of the day: he was the first bird artist to fully understand and use the new freedom of style that lithography allowed. The lithographic crayon suited Wolf's drawing style, transforming his soft expressive lines and subtle suggestions of movement into a printable image. His work set a new standard in life-like representations and Wolf's skill at capturing the essential character of his subjects also breathed life into the stiff "bird on a perch" portrayals so characteristic of bird art of the day. The plates in Elliot's Monograph of the... Birds of Paradise , 'almost as magnificent as the birds they portray, were the fruits of Elliot's considerable wealth, Wolf's great artistry and both men's profound knowledge and love of birds' (Dance). Elliot writes in the preface `The drawings of Mr. Wolf will, I am sure, receive the admiration of those who see them; for, like all that artist's productions, they cannot be surpassed, if equalled, at the present time. Mr. J. Smit has lithographed the drawings with his usual conscientious fidelity, and in his share of the work has left me nothing to desire... In the coloring of the plates Mr. J.D. White has faithfully followed the originals; and in the difficult portions where it was necessary to produce the metallic hues, he has been very successful'. Cf. Anker 131; cf. Dance, The Art of Natural History , 1978, p.132; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990) p. 95; cf. Nissen IVB 296; cf. Wood p. 331; cf. Zimmer p. 207.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Through the Air: A Narrative of Forty Years' Experience as an Aeronaut

      Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and Chicago: To-Day Printing and Publishing, 1873. Pictorial Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Complete with 650 pages. Color frontispiece plus 77 wonderful black and white illustrations. Sound binding. Clean pages with light toning and occasional finger smudges. Five of the b/w illustrations have small closed margin tears; one has significant margin wear, and two have been colored. Some wear to cover, but embossed decorations and gilt lettering are in nice shape. Scarce and important aviation history classic. Wise, who built and flew his first balloon in 1835, became a barnstormer and made hundreds of ascents at fairs and events throughout the east. By 1879, Wise was the senior and most famous American aeronaut. After 44 years of flying and 463 ascents, Wise launched his balloon from East St. Louis, Illinois in high winds, which carried him over Lake Michigan. Neither he, nor his balloon, were ever seen again.

      [Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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        DAVID ELGINBROD (Presentation Copy)

      Frankfurt: Hender & Zimmer 1873 - First authorized German language edition, 21.5 x 14cm (tall 16mo), in later olive linen w/gilt title to spine, a.e. untrimmed, [i-v] vi-vii [viii], [1-3] 4-614 pp. Printed by J.B. Hirschfeld, Leipzig. Inscribed to head of titlepage: "Ethel Jane Reid with love & thanks from George MacDonald" (Ethel Jane was likely related to Sir George Reid, who painted MacDonald's portrait in 1868, or possibly to Elizabeth Jesser Reid, founder of Bedford College for Women). Considering E.T.A. Hoffmann's influence on this theological novel (see Wolff, "Golden Key" pp.182-207), it is appropriate that it was one of the 1st of MacDonald's books to be translated into German. Binding Good (spine sl. darkened, a few marks to covers, & extremities a bit bumped & worn); contents Very Good (moderate foxing to prelims & final few leaves). Bulloch 692, Shaberman 103A. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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        Association for the Advancement of Woman. First Annual Congress, 1873

      New York: Association for the Advancement of Woman. 1873. 12mo. One leaf folded to make four pages. Light vertical crease, and a little foxing, very good. Prints the constitution of the organization, a list of the names of the officers, with Mary A. Livermore serving as president, and with Julia Ward Howe, Antoinette Brown Blackwell, and Frances E. Williard serving as vice presidents; as well as lists the executive committee. The meeting resulted from a call from prominent women, including Dr. E. Blackwell, Mary A. Livermore, Lucy Stone, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mrs. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Julia Ward Howe, Sarah Grimke, Antoinette Brown Blackwell, and Frances E. Williard to convene a congress with the intention of founding the association to further the plight of women. OCLC locates a single copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Gilded Age, A Tale Of Today

      Hartford, CT: American Publishing Company. Near Fine. 1873. First Edition. Hardcover. A beautiful first edition with all elements from the earliest printing present (except the corrected state on pages 351 and 353 as requested in BAL 3357). Genuine title-page listing White as illustrator and imprinting of the electrotyper Wm. H. Lockwood on verso. Also, on p. < vii> use of name Eschol Sellers; on P. < xvi> final illustration is numbered 211; p. 246 the word hallelujah has no comma following it; p. 280, line 18 there is a period after Dr. Jackson; p. 403 no illustration as requested by BAL for earliest printings. Rebacked, Near Fine condition with very little browning of pages or foxing, bright spine. , top edges gilt; Twain's first novel which gave an entire era its name, though fictional, is a critical examination of politics and corruption in the United States during the nineteenth century .

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      - Renshaw, 1873, 2nd rewritten & enlarged edition, 18 x 12 cm., xii + 180 pages + advertisements, frontispiece, original cloth, SIGNATURE OF JAMES DRUITT in pencil on the fly-leaf, SIGNATURE OF KATHERINE FITZROY DRUITT in ink at the top of the title-page, slight tear at the inner edge of the fly-leaf, foxing of the frontispiece & title-page & a few leaves following, small very slight scuff on the rear cover otherwise covers very bright & internally very clean & sound. NOTE: In his preface, Dr. Druitt notes that in this rewritten and enlarged second edition "not much of the original work remains." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Roberts, A.B.A., I.L.A.B.]
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        Fine pair of unsigned cabinet photos by Rabending & Angerer, (1830-1916, Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary, his attack on Serbia in 1914 started World War I) & his wife ELISABETH (1838-1898, Empress of Austria, assassinated in 1898 by an Italian Maniac)]

      1873 - showing him head and shoulders, with a luxurious moustache and sideburns, wearing uniform, and her half length in a splendid gown, 6½" x 4¼", Vienna, no date, c.

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        Wee Tibbie's Garland; and other poems; With Portrait of Wee Tibbie and the Author

      James M'Geachy, Glasgow 1873 - (5), 142 p., (2) of adverts. This copy illustrated with a lovely photograph (looks like a salt print or a platinum print) of a little girl and an old man sitting, with rounded corners, captionned in pencil "Tibbie and her Father" (her father being the Author James Nicholson). Original green cloth with bumped corners and tears, but still holding fine. front hinge starting. Paper yellowed, but with no foxing. A good copy of a very scarce title (only two located in OCLC), with an unusual original photographic print. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Librairie Hachette et Cie, Paris 1873 - RO40238267: 8 tomes d'env. 600 pages chacun. Titres et tomaisons dorés sur les dos. Etiquettes de code sur les dos. Tampons de bibliothèque en pages de titre. Dos frottés, avec de nombreuses épidermures et quelques coiffes de tête abîmées. 'Les Grands Ecrivains de la France', Nouvelles éditions sous la dir. de Ad. Régnier. Nouvelle édition revue sur les plus anciennes impressions et les autographes, et augmentée par M. Paul MESNARD. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos à nerfs. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 840.04-XVII ème siècle [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Le livre de Patisserie.

      Paris, Librairie Hachette 1873.. Lex.-8°. Titel in Rot- u. Schwarzdruck u. m. kl. Holzst.-Vign., 2 Bll. (Inh. u. 1 ganzs. Holzstich-Porträt des Verf.)., VII(1), 506(2) S. Mit 10 chromolithogr. Tafeln (nach Ölbildern von E. Ronjat) u. 137 Holzst.-Illustr. im Text auf Tafelseiten. Leinenband d. Zeit m. goldgepr. Titel u. Verz. auf Rü., blindgepr. Deckelrahmen u. umseit. Goldschnitt (signiert: Vigneau & Pasquier). Einbd. lediglich an den Ecken u. Kapitalen m. geringf. Abriebspuren, im Text etw. gegilbt u. vereinz. stockfleckig, Tl. des Buchblockes im ob. Seitensteg etw. wasserrandig, 8 Seiten verdruckt (doppelt bedruckt u. dadurch kaum lesbar).. Vicaire 418; Drexel 983; Georg 1632; Schraemli 99. Erste und anscheinend wohl einzige Ausgabe von Gouffes bekanntem Konditoreibuch, das - im Gegensatz zu seinem ebenfalls beliebtem 'Livre de Cuisine' - nicht in deutscher Übersetzung erschien. Die Leistung des französischen Spitzenkochs Jules Gouffe (1807-1877) wird übereinstimmend als bahnbrechend für eine neue Küche und als besondere Wegmarke gewürdigt. Als erster trug er alle wesentlichen Rezepte der Haute-Cuisine-Küche und der einfachen Hausküche zusammen.

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        The Works of Charles Dickens: Household Edition: 27 Editions (Parts 25 to 53 with just Part 30 and 34 missing) July 1873 to November 1875

      London: Chapman & Hall 1873 - Fine set of these PB parts including b/w ills with none having been read as all pages are uncut. The only wear results from age and having been moved over the years. All spines are intact with just a few areas of loss and expected scuffing. Size: 19 x 26.5cm. **Heavy set - please contact bookseller for P&P costs**

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

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

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      J. B. Lippincott, Philadelphia 1873 - 189p. Illustrated with 84 full-page engraved plates. Original publisher's green cloth over beveled boards with stylized gilt spine titles and gilt vignette on upper cover, blind rules around the covers Hitchcock 595. Minor wear to extremes, but a bright copy. Quite scarce [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Columbian Book Company, Hartford, Conn 1873 - Thick 8vo, all edges gilt, Illustrated with 170 engravings, Frontis, Rebound in contemporary 3/4 dark dark brown leather with green cloth over the boards, Some bubbling to the cloth. Wear and a little lift-off to the board tip 620pp plus ads. Early edition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ORIGINAL pencil, crayon and watercolor illustration, caption reads "New York" and below "Frontispiece, reference p. 175." Signed by the artist lower left

      n.p, n.d. 13-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches. . Unframed, on board . Ross illustrated The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon for Heritage Press Gordon Ross (1873-1946) was a prolific artist, working mostly in watercolor, from his early days in his native Scotland. As a book artist he tackled everything from Dickens to Shakespeare, including a number of titles for The Limited Editions Club. He is also noted for his sporting work, which included illustrations for The Derrydale Press, Surtees's Jorrocks Jaunts and Jolities, and several large prints of notable sportsmen, including Sir Thomas Lipton, Hugo Meynell, Peter Beckford, and Surtees himself. The eminent collector A. Edward Newton, who wrote the introduction to the Surtees edition, praised Ross in his book End Papers: "No one now living in Great Britain and doing work in his line can compare with Gordon Ross, now living in New York...He has no living superior; I doubt if he has his equal for the very quality needed to illustrate a humorous classic." A superb draftsman, with a gift for portraiture, Ross's work has an ingratiating quality of lively elegance; his originals very seldom come on the market

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        Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Seas; or, The Marvellous and Exciting Adventures of Pierre Aronnax, Conseil His Servant, and Ned Land, A Canadian Harpooner

      Boston: Geo. M. Smith & Co.. 1873. First edition thus, later issue lacking "The End" on page 303. Elaborate gilt and black stamping on green cloth, all edges gilt. "Sold only by subscription, edition of James R. Osgood & Co." on title. One hundred and ten illustrations by Alphonse de Neuville and Edouard Riou, engraved by Hildibrand. Some loss of the spine ends, hinges cracked with front fly loose, white stain on rear board, else still very good. A rare early printing of this classic science fiction tale. .

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        Organization of the Texas & Pacific Railway Company for 1873

      Texas & Pacific Railway Company, Marshall, TX, 1873. First Edition. Softcover (Saddle-stitched). Fair Condition. Includes a fold-out 23" x 18" color "Map of the State of Texas showing the Line and Lands of the Texas Pacific Railway, Reserved and Donated by the State of Texas". This map is dated 1873, and also shows the population of each Texas county. At that time, Washington County was the most populous Texas county with 23,104! There is also a Table of Distances on the map. The map is in excellent condition, except for one small (1") tear along one of the folds at the bottom. The front cover (paper) map are detached from the other pages. Size: 8mo - over 7 3/4" - 9 3/4" tall. 48 pp. Page edges are a bit tattered and worn, but none of the tears reach the text. Ex-library with minimal markings. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 pound. Category: Railways; History::Texas History; United States; 19th century; Inventory No: 001296. .

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        Modern Painters

      London, Smith, Elder & Co.,, 1873. 5 volumes, octavo. Bound in full red morocco, gilt titles, box design, and raised bands to spine, gilt rules to boards, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrated in volumes III, IV, and V. Slightly rubbed to edges otherwise internally clean, in good condition.

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        THE FIEND'S DELIGHT by Dod Grile [pseudonym]

      London: John Camden Hotten, n.d.. [1873]. Octavo, pp. [1-9] 10-197 [198: blank] [199] [200: blank] + [32]-page publisher's catalogue of books for 1873 inserted at rear, small woodcut vignette on title page, another on page [199],. original pictorial brown cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, brown coated endpapers.. Cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corner tips, 18 mm closed split. in cloth at bottom edge of outer front joint, a bright, near fine. copy. A superior copy of a scarce book seldom found in decent. condition and a splendid association copy. Enclosed in a custom. quarter morocco slipcase (lightly rubbed). (#114195). First edition. Bierce's pseudonymous first book. Presentation copy with inscription by Bierce to Charles Warren Stoddard in the year of publication on the half title page: "Charles Warren Stoddard / with friendliest regards / of -- The Author. / London / Oct. 27, 1873." Stoddard (1843-1909), poet, journalist and travel writer whose best known work was SOUTH-SEA IDYLS (1873), resided in California off and on from 1855 until his death in 1909. "In 1873 he went to Europe as traveling correspondent for the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, and in London also served for a short time as secretary to Mark Twain ... A man of great sweetness, kindliness, and gentleness, with a gift for whimsical humor, he is said to have had a wider friendship among literary folk than any one else in his day." - DAB. BAL 1096. Starrett 1 (misdating 1872). Wright (II) 298 (listing the later U.S. edition).

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        The Fiend's Delight. By Dod Grile [pseud].

      London: John Camden Hotten, [1873]. - Bierce's first book, a collection of his San Francisco journalism published by agreement - an agreement he would soon regret - with the infamous London publisher John Camden Hotten. 8vo, original purple-brown cloth, gilt decorations and lettering. Vignette title-page and tailpiece. BAL 1096; Starrett 1. Edges a little rubbed; hinges just starting, but sound; some light foxing to the prelims; very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NUGGETS AND DUST PANNED OUT IN CALIFORNIA by Dod Grile [pseudonym]. Collected and Loosely Arranged by J. Milton Sloluck [pseudonym]

      London: Chatto and Windus, Publishers. (Successors to John Camden Hotten.), n.d.. [1873]. Small octavo, pp. [i-iv] [i-v] vi [9] 10-175 [176: blank] [1-8: ads dated 1873], true endpapers at rear imprinted with publisher's ads,. original pictorial yellow wrappers printed in black, red and blue, fore and bottom edges untrimmed.. Spine panel chipped and repaired, covers a bit creased, lightly. chipped at corner tips and dusty, small chip from fore-edge margin of. front free endpaper, a good copy of a fragile book which had no. hardbound issue and has never been reprinted. Bierce's scarcest book.. In a custom red cloth slipcase.(#115030). First edition. The author's second book. A collection of stories, sketches, epigrams, quips and witticisms. In general the seventeen very short stories, grouped together as "Crazy Tales," are satirical; revenge and death are frequent themes. Bierce's first short story, "The Haunted Valley," was published in the OVERLAND MONTHLY in 1871. "On Christmas Day of that year he married Mollie Day of San Francisco and several months later they went to England. During the next four years Bierce was on the staff of FUN... In 1872 he published, under the pseudonym of 'Dod Grile' and in confessed collaboration with Satan, THE FIEND'S DELIGHT, a 'cold collation of diabolisms,' and [in 1873] NUGGETS AND DUST PANNED OUT IN CALIFORNIA. Both books were collections of mordantly humorous sketches he had contributed to various California journals, while two years later a third volume, COBWEBS FROM AN EMPTY SKULL, containing many articles that first appeared in FUN, established the reputation of 'Bitter Bierce' as a vitriolic wit." - DAB. BAL 1099 (noted printing B without table of contents leaf [pages (vii)-viii]; terminal endpaper a; no sequence established). Starrett 2. Topp, Victorian Yellowbacks & Paperbacks III, p. 33. Baird and Greenwood 251.

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        Les stalactites.

      Alphonse Lemerre 1873 - - Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1873, 9,5x16,5cm, relié. - 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 l'auteur à son proche ami Edmond de Goncourt. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute, 1868-1872

      James Hughes, 1869-, Wellington 1873 - Five volumes, quarto, illustrations and plates, many folding and in colour; a handsome set finely bound in scarlet morocco, gilt, gilt arms on upper boards, all edges gilt. A finely-bound set of the {i Transactions of the New Zealand Institute}: a comprehensive record of the scientific endeavours undertaken in New Zealand in the years 1868-1872. The New Zealand Institute, now known as the Royal Society of New Zealand, evolved from the unification of five regional scientific organisations from Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury, Otago and Westland. Established under an Act of Parliament with a government grant of £500, the Institute provided a coordinated means of scientific communication through its publication of the {i Transactions}. The editor was James Hector, a pioneer explorer, geologist and natural scientist, who held the post of manager of the institute for thirty-five years following its inception. This collection represents the first five years of the institute's proceedings. The scope of the subjects covered is staggering and reflects the vigour and richness of scientific and intellectual life in this small community at the time, which was especially enriched by the participation in rigorous scientific debates by enthusiastic and learned amateurs as well as academics and professionals. As well as every possible scientific field, the {i Transactions} are particularly rich in information about the Maori people. This is a most attractive set of this important publication. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        'Marine-Bilder 1906' (Einbandtitel).

      . 29,3 x 40,5 cm. 30 Kartonbll. (davon 27 beklebt) auf Leinenfälzchen mit insges. 255 Original-Photographien (im Format von 3,5 x 5,7 bis 23,5 x 17,5 cm, meist 14 x 9,5 cm). Flexibler blauer Lederband der Zeit m. goldgepr. Titel u. schlichtem Rahmen auf Vorderdeckel, umseitigem Goldschnitt u. gemusterten Vorsätzen. An den Kapitalen etw. lädiert, Ecken berieben, Einband stellenw. m. Kratzspuren.. Einmaliges marinehistorisches Zeitdokument, aber auch aus kulturhistorischer Sicht von Bedeutung. Privates Photoalbum mit 255 Original-Photographien des Offiziers der k. u. k. Kriegsmarine Johannes Prinz von und zu Liechtenstein (1873-1959). Die meisten handschriftlich bezeichnet. Aufgenommen in der Zeit von 1906-11 während unterschiedlicher Stationen seiner militärischen Laufbahn. Darunter u. a. Aufnahmen vom Kaisermanöver 1906 in Dalmatien mit photographischen Aufnahmen von Schiffen der österreichischen Kriegmarine (Torpedoboot 'Krokodil', 'Miramar' etc.), von der Torpedobootsflotille 1908, dem Stapellauf der S.M.S. Admiral Spaun (30.10.09), sowie von der Stationierung Liechtensteins auf dem Torpedoboot Delfin (1908) bei einer Fahrt im dalmatinischen Raum und auf der S. M. S. 'Taurus', 1910-11. Die Aufnahmen zeigen neben Schiffen und Flottenformationen u. a. 'Türkische Arbeiter an Bord', 'Kameel Kämpfe in Kadikeuy', den 'Großen Brand in Stamoul, 23.7.11', 'Hingerichtete bei der Revolution', auch 2 Bilder auf denen u. a. [Graf Edmund Stephan Karl] Szechenyi (1839-1922) abgebildet ist und einem Photo von Erzherzog Franz Ferdinand. - Prinz Johannes von und zu Lichtenstein (1873-1959) wurde als Seeaspirant in die k. u. k. Kriegsmarine aufgenommen und durchlief dann alle Chargegrade bis zum Linienschiffskapitän. Er nahm u. a. an der Missionsreise auf der S. M. Corvette 'Saida' nach Ostasien und Australien (1892-94), einer Fahrt mit der S.M.S. 'Kaiser Karl VI.' nach Ostasien (1902-03) teil und war zweimal auf der S.M.S. 'Taurus' (1896 u. 1910/11) stationiert. Mehrmals war er beim Marine-Detachement in Budapest als Kommandant der Donau-Monitore tätig und zuletzt war er als Marine-Attache in Rom. (vgl. Frick, Alexander, Prinz Johannes von und zu Liechtenstein. [Nachruf]).

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