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        Le Livre De Patisserie. Illustrated with 10 Chromolitho Plates

      Librairie Hachette 1873. pp vii, 506. BINDING: Rebound in cloth with the original front wrapper pasted to front cover. CONDITION: Small damp stain to half title, occasional foxing, otherwise a very good copy.

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        DELLA SCULTURA E TARSIA IN LEGNO dagli antichi tempi ad oggi. Notizie storico monografiche del Conte...

      Barbera 1873 in - 4, pp. 319, bross. edit. È lo studio fondamentale sulla tarsia e la scultura lignea. Per quest?opera l?A. si avvalse della collaborazione di altri ricercatori fra i quali Santo Varni, Michele Caffi, Pompeo Gherardi, Grion, e altri. Esempl. a fogli chiusi, picc. foro nell?ultima pag. di indice senza perdita di testo. Raro.

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        Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas

      Boston: Geo. M. Smith & Co, 1873. 2nd Edition. . Very Good-. 8vo xiii [3] 303pp. Later issue of the Smith edition (without "The End" on p age 303 at end of text), with One Hundred and Ten Illustrations from the Osgood edition. Re-backed spine, cover and brown end papers repaired professionally. This copy has all page edges gilt -- a deluxe feature for which the original buyer paid extra. Overall very good- condition. According to Judith Myers (Jules Verne: A Bibliography), the second edition is preferable since the first had damaged type.  Unlike the 1st British or U.S. editions, the Smith edition has "Seas" rather than "Sea" on the cover.

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        Norsk ornitologisk ekskursjonsfauna.

      Kort beskrivelse af de i Norge iagttagne arter fugle. Med 4 litografiske plader. Kristiania. Forlagt af Alb. Cammermeyer 1873. J. Chr. Gundersens Bogtrykkeri. 8:o. XV,(1),111 s. + 4 litografiska planscher. Modernt halvklotband. Ett par sidor lätt lagerfläckade. Ur Gunnar Brusewitz bibliotek med hans exlibris. 18 x 12 cm

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        The Gateway to the Polynia. A Voyage to Spitzbergen.

      London, Henry S. King & Co, 1873. IX + (3) + 355 s. Frontispiece. 12 billedplansjer. Illustrasjoner i teksten. Foldet kart. 1 foldet plansje. 32 sider med annonser. Orig. dekorert blått helsjirtingbd. Liten rift i kartet, ellers et fint eks.. Publisher`s decorated cloth. Gilt. Frontispiece. 12 plates. Illustrations in text. Folding map. Map with small tear

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      Small octavo. One page. A letter dated 11 February 1873 from Bladon Springs, Alabama to "Mrs. Walker," a white woman, warning her that her property is about to be sold. In full: "Feb. 11, 1873 / Bladen Springs / Mrs. Walker. I understand that your lot, leading from Bladon to Cullum Spring, on the road known as the Iron Spring lot, is to be sold the first Monday in March at the court house down in Butler. I thought you did not know it, and I thought it my duty to write to you about it. We are all well and geting [sic] along very well. Your colored friend, Hannah Walker." It is conceivable, considering their identical surnames, that Hannah may have been freed from Mrs. Walker or her family, but still felt some friendship or other obligation to her. .

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        Modern Painters, 5 vols.--Vol. I: Parts I. and II. of General Principles and of Truth, Vol. II.: Part III. Sections I. and II. of the Imaginable and Theoretic Faculties, Vol. III.: Part IV. Of Many Things, Vol. IV.: Part V. Of Mountain Beauty, & Vol. V.: Parts VI. Of Leaf Beauty, VII. Of Cloud Beauty, VIII. Of Ideas of Relation 1. Of Invention Formal, IX. Of Ideas of Relation 2. Of Invention Spiritual

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co.. 1873. Hardcover. Near Fine. Signed by Ruskin! One of 1000 unnumbered copies. Five volumes, complete. "A New Edition", 1873. Lovely full morocco Bickers & Son bindings with gilt ruling to covers, raised bands, gilt titles and gilt decorated compartments on the spines, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, 423 + 224 + 348 + 411 + 384 pp., illustrated, clean unmarked text, Near Fine copies, previous owner's bookplate on the pastedowns, age-toning or soiling to some pages, light wear to the covers including rubbing along the edges and a bit of loss at the tips, no dust jackets. We have housed the books in mylar. A very handsome set. Signed by John Ruskin at the end of the new preface (in vol. 1).

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        Gemicilik fenni.,

      Istanbul : Mekteb-i Fünun-i Bahriyye-i Sahane Hurufat Matbaasi, [1873]. - 11, 391 p. : 114 illustrations. Acceptable. Cover strongly worn. Front hinge damaged, cover nearly seperated from inner book. Title page soiled. Some pages slightly soiled by fingerprints, slightly foxed paper. 7 pages loosened, 2 p. nearly loosened (these pages have small tears). In Ottoman language / script. Sprache: tr Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        British Guiana the Essequibo and Potaro Rivers, with An Account of a Visit to the Recently-discovered Kaieteur Falls.

      Edward Stanford, London 1873 - Inscribed and Rare. a day by day account of a difficult trip upriver to the falls. one of the things this book points up was the difficulty the photographer had. the weight of the equipment as well as the complications of setups in the field. traveling upriver by a small flotilla of small boats and the need for constant portages to get around falls and rapids. and the fact that one of the boats used had the name "ungrateful wretch" gave the story a slightly zany touch. this copy inscribed by the author. map very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Preussische Expedition nach Ost-Asien. Nach amtlichen quellen

      Berlin, verlag der Koniglichen Geheimen ober-Hofbuchdruckerei (R. v. Decker), 1864 - 1873 - In 8°, leg. orig. in piena tela editoriale, filetti a secco ai piatti, tit. in oro ai dorsi, 4 Tomi in 2 Voll.: pp.XXII-352; X-375; XI-426; VIII-448. Grande opera illustrata, completa delle tavv. f.t. e delle carte geografiche cos distribuite nelle 4 parti: 12 tavv. al I tomo; 12 tavv. al II tomo; 1 carta geogr. più volte pieg. al II tomo, infine 24 tavv. + 1 carta geogr. al IV tomo. Le incisioni, stampate su carta di Cina furono probabilmente eseguite dai disegni dello stesso Albert Berg (Berlino 1825 - Hallstatt 1884) diplomatico tedesco, viaggiatore, e pittore. Questo libro è la testimonianza della spedizione prussiana in Asia Orientale (1860-1862) a cui partecip•. Le tavole raffigurano paesaggi, edifici, scorci animati delle cittadine visitate. Normali fiorit. peraltro ottima conservaz.

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        General Karte von Central Europa, bzw. der österr. ung. Monarchie, Maßstab 1:300.000 in 192 Blatt. Herausgegeben vom k. und k. militärischen geografischen Institute in Wien.

      1873 - 1876.12 Bände. 52 x 45 cm. Auf Leinwand aufgezogen. OHln. - Schuber. - Durchgehend etwas berieben und bestossen. Schuber tlw. an den Gelenken minimal eingerissen. Innen tls. etwas stockfleckig. Die Karten rückseitig tls. etwas angerändert. Insgesamt jedoch guter und ordentlicher Gesamtzustand. Seltene vollständige Ausgabe dieser Erstveröffentlichung. Die Karten, mit dem Mittelpunkt östlich von Wien, reichen im Westen bis Poitiers, im Norden bis Kopenhagen, im Osten bis Odessa und im Süden bis Rom, einschliesslich in die Regionen Griechenlands und Türkei. Durch die vergrößerte Darstellung gegenüber der Schedaschen Karte galt die Arbeit am Ende in den Punkten Übersicht und Klarheit dieser als etwas unterlegen. Das Werk wurde 1876 vollendet und, obwohl unermüdlich verbessert, danach allmählich aus dem Verkehr gezogen. Die spätere kleine Ergänzung bzw. Erweiterung ab 1877 umfasste daher nur wenige Blätter, z.B. die Balkanhalbinsel. Am Ende zählte das Werk im Umfang 207 Blatt. - Folgende Karten in den Bänden: I. Band A.1. Manchester. - B.2. Hull. - C.1. Titel zur General - Karte von Central - Europa. - D.1. Titel zur General - Karte der österr. ungar. Monarchie. - E.1. Übersichts - Blatt zur General - Karte von Central Europa (2x). - F.1. Schleswig. - G.1. Seeland. - H.1. Malmö. - J.1. Bornholm. - K.1. Leba. - L.1. Königsberg. - M.1. Kowno. - N.1. Wiljna. - O.1. Dolginow. - P.1. Borisow. - Q.1. Smolensk. - II. Band A.2. Birmingham. - B.2. Norwich. - C.2. Zeichenerklärung zur General - Karte von Central Europa (2x). - D.2. Texel. - E.2. Wilhelmshafen. - F.2. Hamburg. - G.2. Lübeck. - H.2. Stralsund. - J.2. Kolberg. - K.2. Danzig. - L.2. Gutstadt. - M.2. Suwalki. - N.2. Grodno. - O.2. Minsk. - P.2. Bobrusjk. - Q.2. Czerikow. - III. Band A.3. London. - B.3. Cambridge. - C.3. S'Gravenhage. - D.3. Amsterdam. - E.3. Osnabrück. - F.3. Bremen. - G.3. Brandenburg. - H.3. Berlin. - J.3. Posen. - K.3. Thorn. - L.3. Nowo Georgiewsk. - M.3. Bjelostok. - N.3. Slonim. - O.3. Pinsk. - P.3. Mozyrj. - Q.3. Gomelj. - IV. Band A.4. Portsmouth. - B.4. Calais. - C.4. Brüssel. - D.4. Aachen. - E.4. Cöln. - F.4. Cassel. - G.4. Leipzig. - H.4. Kottbus. - J.4. Glogau. - K.4. Kalisz. - L.4. Warschau. - M.4. Lublin. - N.4. Brest Litowski. - O.4. Kolki. - P.4. Owruczj. - Q.4. Kozelec. - V. Band A.5. Le Havre. - B.5. Amiens. - C.5. St. Quentin. - D.5. Luxemburg. - E.5. Mainz. - F.5. Fulda. - G.5. Eger. - H.5. Prag. - J.5. Königgrätz. - K.5. Oppeln. - L.5. Krakau. - M.5. Jaroslau. - N.5. Brody. - O.5. Ostrog. - P.5. Zitomir. - Q.5. Kiew. - VI. Band A.6. Le Mans. - B.6. Paris. - C.6. Reims. - D.6. Metz. - E.6. Strassburg. - F.6. Nürnberg. - G.6. Regensburg. - H.6. Budweis. - J.6. Brünn. - K.6. Olmütz. - L.6. Leutschau. - M.6. Przemysl. - N.6. Stanislau. - O.6. Tarnopol. - P.6. Braclaw. - Q.6. Umanj. - Band VII. A.7. Tours. - B.7. Bourges. - C.7. Dijon. - D.7. Belfort. - E.7. Basel. - F.7. Ulm. - G.7. München. - H.7. Linz. - J.7. Wien. - K.7. Komorn. - L.7. Erlau. - M.7. Kaschau. - N.7. Szigeth. - O.7. Czernowitz. - P.7. Jampolj. - Q.7. Balta. - VIII. Band A.8. Limoges. - B.8. Moulins. - C.8. Macon. - D.8. Genf. - E.8. Zürich. - F.8. Innsbruck. - G.8. Brixen. - H.8. Klagenfurt. - J.8. Gratz. - K.8. Buda - Pest. - L.8. Szolnok. - M.8. Grosswardein. - N.8. Klausenburg. - O.8. Gyergyo Sz.Miklos. - P.8. Jassy. - Q.8. Odessa. - IX. Band A.9. Perigueux. - B.9. Le Puy. - C.9. Lyon. - D.9. Turin. - E.9. Mailand. - F.9. Trient. - G.9. Venedig. - H.9. Triest. - J.9. Agram. - K.9. Eszeg. - L.9. Szegedin. - M.9. Temesvar. - N.9. Hermannstadt. - O.9. Kronstadt. - P.9. Galatz. - Q.9. Ismail. - X. Band A.10. Toulouse. - B.10. Montpellier. - C.10. Avignon. - D.10. Cuneo. - E.10. Genua. - F.10. Bologna. - G.10. Comacchio. - H.10. Pola. - J.10. Glina. - K.10. Brood. - L.10. Belgrad. - M.10. Orsova. - N.10. Kraiova. - O.10. Bukaresti. - P.10. Silistria. - Q.10. Küstendze. - XI. Band A.11. Perpignan. - B.11. Golf v. Lyon. - C.11. Marseille. - D.11. Antibes. - E.11. Rogliano. - F.11. Florenz. - G.11. Ancona. - H.11. Zara. - J.11. Spalato. - K.11. Bosna Serai. - L.11. Uzice. - M.11. Krusevac. - N.11. Vidin. - O.11. Ruscuk. - P.11. Sumla. - Q.11. Cap Gülgrad. - XII. Band A.12. Barcelona. - B.12. Toroella de Montgri. - C.13. Skelett zur Militär - Marschroutenkarte. - D.12. Skelett der General - und der neuen Special - Karte von Österr. - Ungarn. - E.12. Corsica. - F.12. Civitavecchia. - G.12. Rom. - H.12. Pescara. - J.12. I.Lissa. - K.12. Ragusa. - L.12. Scutari. - M.12. Pristina. - N.12. Sofia. - O.12. Philippopel. - P.12. Burgas. - Q.12. Cap S. Stefanos. Deutsch

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        Printed, leather-bound volume of the bill H.R. 3921, Sundry Civil Bill, with amendments reported by James A. Garfield, Chairman of the Appropriations Committee. His own copy

      "The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Books were a scarce commodity to young James, who lost his father before the age of two, and was raised by his mother who struggled to maintain a humble existence. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books. Some twenty years ago, several dozen of his books were de-accessioned, and one of these books is described below:Sundry Civil Bill, 1873-1874, bound copy of bill H.R. 3921, with amendments, from the Committee on Appropriations, 42d Congress, 3d Session, reported [by] Mr. James A. Garfield, February 11, 1873. Half leather with four raised bands on spine and titles stamped in gilt, marbled boards, end papers and page block. No title page or publisher stated. Approximately 235 pps, 4to. Affixed to the first page of the bill on plain paper in unknown hand, ?Hon. J. A. Garfield / Sundry Civil Bill / 1873-74."" Shelf wear to leather, interior is lightly soiled and toned, else near fine condition. Garfield was a talented parliamentarian, a hard worker, and a skilled negotiator in Congress. He became Chairman of the Appropriations Committee in 1871, a position he would hold for the next four years. It is generally agreed that his work on the committee made a real contribution to improving the management of the U.S. government. When James G. Blaine advanced to the Senate in 1876, Garfield succeeded him as leader of the House Republicans. Garfield was very successful in the House, but his time there was not entirely without controversy. Garfield was one of more than thirty representatives alleged to have been sold stock by Credit Mobilier of America, a company associated with the Union Pacific Railroad, at less than its value to influence legislation affecting the railroad. Garfield claimed to have been given a loan from the company in the amount of $300 in June 1868, not stock, which he paid back in the winter of 1869. No receipt, certificate or dividend was ever uncovered, and thus Garfield was not politically ruined long term."

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        On War. Translated by Colonel J. J. Graham, from the third German edition

      N. Trubner & Co., London 1873 - First edition in English, 3 volumes in 1 (as issued), small 4to, pp. xx, 164; iv, 210; iv, 181; text in double column; mounted photographic portrait frontispiece of the author from a painting, with a facsimile signature in the margin; original blue cloth, orange lettering piece on gilt-paneled spine; spine darkened, spine ends rubbed; very good. Large engraved bookplate of Douglas Dawson.The classic work on the subject, revealing war "stripped of all its accessories, as the exercise of force for the attainment of a political object" (from the introduction to the third edition). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas

      Boston: Geo. M. Smith & Co, 1873. 2nd Edition. . Very Good-. 8vo xiii [3] 303pp. Later issue of the Smith edition (without "The End" on p age 303 at end of text), with One Hundred and Ten Illustrations from the Osgood edition. Re-backed spine, cover and brown end papers repaired professionally. This copy has all page edges gilt -- a deluxe feature for which the original buyer paid extra. Overall very good- condition. According to Judith Myers (Jules Verne: A Bibliography), the second edition is preferable since the first had damaged type.  Unlike the 1st British or U.S. editions, the Smith edition has "Seas" rather than "Sea" on the cover.

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        Circus Pallidus (Pallid Harrier)

      London 1873 - John Gould (1804-1881) was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was able to meet with the country’s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, “A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.” For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand-color them. One of the most accomplished and engaging natural history works of the 19th century, “The Birds of Europe” was also the first of Gould's works to feature plates by Edward Lear. A total of sixty-eight images bear Lear's name, and they are among the most remarkable bird drawings ever made. Lear endowed his illustrations with some measure of his own whimsy and intelligence, and his style is at once fluidly spontaneous and realistically precise. In this way, the images of “The Birds of Europe” are amazingly distinctive, while also highly realistic. Gould undertook this work partly in an effort to redress the imbalance between the study of local and foreign ornithology. Gould portrayed birds native to Europe in a manner that had only been thought appropriate for the colorful species of distant places. In this way he managed to draw much popular interest back to native birds, which were suddenly considered equally beautiful to exotic species. This hand-colored lithograph, Circus Pallidus, measures 21.5” x 14.75” and is in excellent condition with few small foxing marks in the right margin. Commonly called the Pallid Harrier, this migratory bird of prey is expertly hand-colored and extremely well detailed. This male is colored in a brilliant white with black specks on its underbelly, and gray wings with black wingtips. The precise lines define and detail each feather and wing and add definition to the body.

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        The Gateway to the Polynia. A Voyage to Spitzbergen.

      London, Henry S. King & Co, 1873. IX + (3) + 355 s. Frontispiece. 12 billedplansjer. Illustrasjoner i teksten. Foldet kart. 1 foldet plansje. 32 sider med annonser. Orig. dekorert blått helsjirtingbd. Liten rift i kartet

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        Die normale Resorption des Knochengewebes und ihre Bedeutung für die Entstehung der typischen Knochenformen

      Leipzig: F. C. W. Vogel. 1873. "First edition, 4to, pp. vi, 86; 8 colored lithograph plates of bones (the first 2 a touch foxed), 2 figures and 13 tables in the text; contemporary black morocco-backed marbled boards, red morocco spine label a bit abraded; very good. With a number of contemporary German annotations in pencil, and the small ownership mark of Dr. F. Meischer-Rusch, professor of physiology at Basel at the top of the front free endpaper and title page. Kölliker (1817-1905) was the professor of anatomy at Wursburg where he made important strides in the understanding of human and animal tissue. His Handbuch de Gewebelehre des Menschen (1852) was the first text book of histology. Charles Sedgwick Minot (1852-1914) said that Kölliker ""knew more by direct personal observation of the microscopic structure of animals than anyone else who has ever lived"" (Garrison, An Introduction to the History of Medicine, p. 462). In this work, Kölliker took up the study of the process involved in the absorption of bone. He identified the large multinucleated cells that are active in osseous absorption and removal and named them 'osteoclasts.' Both human and animal bones are analyzed."

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        Les saints évangiles

      Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1873. 2 volumes in-plano, en feuilles sous portefeuille éditeur (environ 60*43 cm), [4] ff. dont un frontispice, 155-[1], [3] ff. dont un frontispice, 175-[1] pp.. Ouvrage illustré de deux frontispices et de 128 planches hors-texte, chacune sous serpente imprimée. Les planches ont été dessinées par M. Bida et gravées à l'eau-forte sous la direction de M. Ed. Hédouin par Mme Henriette Browne, MM. Bida, Bodmer, Bracquemond, Chaplin, Debois, Flameng, L. Gaucherel, Gilbert, Ed. Girardet, Haussoulier, Ed. Hédouin, Massard, Mouilleron, Célestin Nanteuil, Veyrassat. Les ornements du texte, titres, têtes de chapitre, lettrines et culs-de-lampe) ont été dessinés par Ch. Rossigneux, et gravés sur acier par M. L. Gaucherel. Les caractères typographiques ont été gravés spécialement pour ce livre par M. F. Viel-Cazal, d'après les dessins de M. Ch. Rossigneux. L'impression en taille-douce des grandes planches et des ornements a été exécutée avec le concours de MM Ed. Hédouin et F. Viel-Cazal, par M. A. Salmon. L'impression typographique a été executée par M. J. Claye, sous la direction de M. F. Cazal. Le papier a été exécutée par MM. C. et J. Honig Breet à Zaandyle (Hollande), l'encre typographique par M. Ch. Lorilleux. Traduction de Bossuet (tirée de ses oeuvres par M. H. Wallon). Bel exemplaire tel que paru, non rogné, sans rousseurs. Au verso du frontispice, il est indiqué qu'il s'agit de l'exemplaire n°79, imprimé pour Louis Valentin. Publication monumentale. Premier tirage des compositions de Bida. Vicaire III, 619. Carteret, IV, 354. Les lacets servant à fermer les portefeuilles sont parfois sectionnés. Petites usures aux portefeuilles. . (Catégories : Religion Livres illustrés Orientalisme )

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        Plan of Cape Arundel A Section of the Lands of the Boston & Kennebunkport Sea Shore Co. At Kennebunkport, Maine, February 15, 1873.

      J. Mayer & Co., Boston 1873 - Lithograph on glossy paper, backed with linen. Some tears, abrasions and widespread browning, but overall a good example. James Cruickshanks, Landscape Gardener. E. Cousins and W. S. Dennett, Civil Engineers and Surveyors. J. Mayer & Co., Lithography 4 State St., Boston. A scarce plan of Cape Arundel in Kennebunkport, Maine, designed to promote the sale and leasing of homes and lots. Three examples of idyllic cottage architecture are given, along with a small picture of the steamer John Brooks. Sheet size: 23 x 30 3/4". Inventory#: p1032pmat.

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        Über progressive Muskelatrophie, über wahre und falsche Muskelhypertrophie.

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

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        A Monograph of the British Marine Annelids Vols I-IV

      London: The Ray Society, 1873 A very good to near fine complete set of this rare and outstanding work consisting of 8 parts published between 1873 and 1923 with a supplement to Vol III providing replacement colour plates for black and white ones printed during 1916 (this volume therefore contains both sets of plates together with the note about acquiring replacements). The half leather bindings with blue leather with gilt compartments and title, volume, author and publisher in gilt on the spines. All are in very good condition with the minimum of wear. The binder has taken a small section from the paper covers that the parts were issued with showing the title and has in each case pasted this onto a page at the start of each section. All the Ray Society, Monograph and Part title pages are included, together temporary prefaces, errata, Ray Society listings and notices as they were published. Vol I: parts I and II published 1873-1900. Part I with 14 part or whole colour and 9 b/w plates. Part II with 4 colour and 16 b/w plates. Vol II: parts I and II published 1908-1910. Part I with 8 colour and 14 b/w plates. Part II with 6 colour and 17 b/w plates. Vol III: parts I and II published 1915-16. Part I with text; Part II containing the plates - 24 b/w plates; Supplement 6 colour plates. Vol IV: parts I and II published 1922-23. Part I with 6 complete or partial colour, and 9 b/w plates. Part II with 3 colour and 11 b/w plates. Part II also contains the index for the entire work and a 1 page collation of parts. The contents have occasional spotting to page edges but are in very good to near fine condition. A beautiful set.

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        Canada Land Grant to Great Western Railway Company signed by Dufferin, Howe, Aikins and Bernard

      Ottawa: Government of Canada, 1873. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. 21-3/4 x 16-7/8 inches, was folded now flat, typed and handwritten manuscript and transfer document with docketing information handwritten on verso. Faded seal, agetoned, some spotting, and a coupe of paper tears professionally repaired and small holes, otherwise very good condition. Some content and detail...Great Western Railway Company [Town of Cayuga in the County of Hallimand] are the assignees of John Robert Martin, the assignee of George Sackville Cotter the Younger , who as the original purchaser…forty five dollars…one acre more or less…lots number sixteen on the south side of Indian Street, fifteen and Sixteen on the North side of Mill Street in the aforesaid Town of Cayuga and in at part thereof lying on the eat side of the Grand River…January 31, 1874 An important document relative to the four government people who signed this 1874 Land Grant for Great Western Railway Company. Signed by H. Beauard, J.C. Aitkins, Joseph Howe and Lord Dufferin.Lord Dufferin, (1826-1902) In 1872 became Canada's third Governor General of Canada in 1872. His six-year tenure (1872- 1878) was a period of rapid change in Canadian history. During his term, Prince Edward Island was admitted to Confederation, and several well-known Canadian institutions, such as the Supreme Court of Canada, the Royal Military College of Canada, and the Intercolonial Railway, were established. He was at ease speaking with a wide variety of people, both in English and French, and became known for his charm and hospitality. He visited every Canadian province, and was the first Governor General to visit Manitoba. In 1873, the Pacific scandal arose when the Conservative government of John A. Macdonald was accused by the Liberal opposition of financial impropriety in relation to the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Dufferin prorogued parliament, and established an enquiry which found against the Government, and Macdonald fell from power.In 1873 Dufferin established the Governor General's Academic Medals for superior academic achievement by Canadian students. These medals are the most prestigious that school students can be awarded, and several sporting prizes, including the Governor General's Match for shooting, and the Governor General's Curling Trophy. In 1873 he also signed this Land Grant document.Joseph Howe (1804-1873) He a leading proponent of representative government, Joseph Howe. He was born at Halifax in 1804 lived long enough to see Nova Scotia enter Confederation, a transition which he bitterly, but futilely, opposed. He was a newspaperman and a politician. Considered by many to be the greatest Nova Scotian. Nova Scotia had become the first colony to achieve responsible government, and Howe boasted it had been done without "a blow struck or a pane of glass broken." 1869 he entered the dominion cabinet as president of the council. He signed this 1873 (the year he died) document as Secretary of State for the Provinces and Superintendent General of Indian Affairs from 1869 to 1873.Hewitt Bernard (1825-1893) Born in Jamaica, Bernard immigrated to Canada and settled in Barrie, where in 1856 he established a law practice. He was chief clerk, 1858-66, in the office of the attorney-general for Canada West, John A. MacDonald, and later became his brother-in-law (Susan Agnes MacDonald [née Bernard]). Bernard accompanied MacDonald to the Charlottetown Conference (1864) and was the secretary of the Quebec (1864) and London (1866-67) Conferences, at which the groundwork was laid for Confederation. A Lieutenant-Colonel in the militia, he served as aide-de-camp to two governors-general, Viscount Monck and Baron Stanley of Preston. He also served as deputy minister of justice, 1868-76. Bernard died at Montreal in 1893 and is buried at Ottawa. James Cox Aitkins (1823-1904) He born in Toronto becoming a prominent Canadian politician in the 19th century. He was the Secretary of State for Canada twice: from 1867-1869 and again from 1878-1880 in the government of Sir John A. Macdonald. In 1882 he became the fourth Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba and Keewatin, a term which expired in 1888.

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        Sbornik materialov ob arteliakh v Rossii. Izdaniye St. Peterburgskogo otdeleniya komiteta o sel'skikh ssudo-sberegatel'nykh I promyshlennykh tovarithestvakh. 3 vol. bound in 1 vol.

      S.-Petersburg, Tipografiya Maykova, 1873-1875.. 8vo (24 x 17 cm). 248 (2); 290 (2); 424 (2) p. Contemporary half leather binding. Marbled edges. Gilt lettering and engravement on the spine. - The collection of materials about workmen's cooperative associations in Russia. The publication of St. Petersburg's committee of rural savings loan associations and industrial unions. - The book contains the first significant and extensive materials and information on the historical economical analysis of principles of workmen's cooperative associations, its role and place in the future of Russia. The book was published around the times when it was established and believed that the workmen's cooperative associations in Russia's agricultural production are the most important tools in defining the shape of the transition to the new system. Economists and statisticians such as A. Yefimenko, S. Ogorodnikov, A. Shlikevich, R. Popov, etc. became authors of "Sbornik materialov ob arteliakh v Rossii. Izdaniye St. Peterburgskogo otdeleniya komiteta o sel'skikh ssudo-sberegatel'nykh I promyshlennykh tovarithestvakh". - Contains 2 original stamps of the Ogloblin book shop, Kiev. The shop was owned by Nikolai Ogloblin and was an exclusive supplier of scholarly literature for nearly all educational institutions in Kiev, including the University of Kiev.. Binding rubbed. 4 stamps of a library on the title page. Pencil marks on the title page. Overall in good condition.

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        Sbornik materialov ob arteliakh v Rossii. Izdaniye St. Peterburgskogo otdeleniya komiteta o sel’skikh ssudo-sberegatel’nykh I promyshlennykh tovarithestvakh. 3 vol. bound in 1 vol.

      S.-Petersburg, 1873-1875., Tipografiya Maykova, - 8vo (24 x 17 cm). 248 (2); 290 (2); 424 (2) p. Contemporary half leather binding. Marbled edges. Gilt lettering and engravement on the spine. - The collection of materials about workmen's cooperative associations in Russia. The publication of St. Petersburg’s committee of rural savings loan associations and industrial unions. - The book contains the first significant and extensive materials and information on the historical economical analysis of principles of workmen’s cooperative associations, its role and place in the future of Russia. The book was published around the times when it was established and believed that the workmen’s cooperative associations in Russia’s agricultural production are the most important tools in defining the shape of the transition to the new system. Economists and statisticians such as A. Yefimenko, S. Ogorodnikov, A. Shlikevich, R. Popov, etc. became authors of "Sbornik materialov ob arteliakh v Rossii. Izdaniye St. Peterburgskogo otdeleniya komiteta o sel’skikh ssudo-sberegatel’nykh I promyshlennykh tovarithestvakh". - Contains 2 original stamps of the Ogloblin book shop, Kiev. The shop was owned by Nikolai Ogloblin and was an exclusive supplier of scholarly literature for nearly all educational institutions in Kiev, including the University of Kiev. Binding rubbed. 4 stamps of a library on the title page. Pencil marks on the title page. Overall in good condition. Russisch Band:

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        Kejser og Galilaeer. Et verdenshistorisk Skuespil.

      . Orig. udgave. Kbhvn. 1873. 512 s. Samtidigt halvpluviusin med guldstreger pa ryggen. Navn pa friblad og smudstitel..

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        1873 IMPERIAL CYCLOPAEDIA OF BIBLICAL KNOWLEDGE 1ST EDITION 8 VOLUME SET ILLUSTRATED MAPS $

      THE IMPERIAL CYCLOPEDIAOF BIBLICAL KNOWLEDGEN.D. But 1873; Rev. John Lawson, John M. Wilson; First Edition; Edinburgh, Thomas C. Jack; Illustrated, Foldout Map; 797, 792 Pages; w7.8"xh11"; Rare!!!Great For any Fan of the Famous Author or Collector.  Great Gift Idea; Complete in Two Volumes Bound in 8 Books!!!Attributes:Eight Beautiful, sleek purple cloth cover designs with floral stamping to boards, gold labeled front centerpiece, ornate gold pictorial bindings, blind stamped centers on back boards, with about 35 Wonderful Plates, a few maps, one big color foldout map, about 50 in text illustrations, and a Great A-Z Read; Two Title Pages bound in back of last volume; Nice Sizes!!!Background:EMBRACING GEOGRAPHY, BIOGRAPHY, NATURAL HISTORY, ARTS, SCIENCES, ETC.!!!Condition:Conditions are Good/Very Good.  Some wear to edges, a few with some lighten marks near edges, couple black marks to boards, some small name stamps to end pages Alexander Wait, pages/hinges/text blocks are very good for over 140 years old!!!

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        Voyage d'Exploration en Indo-Chine, effectué pendant les années 1866, 1867 et 1868 par une Commission Française présidée par M. le Capitaine de frégate Doudart de Lagrée et publié par les ordres du Ministre de la Marine, sous la direction de M. le Lieutenant de vaisseau Francis Garnier avec le concours de M. Delaporte, Lieutenant de vaisseau et de MM. Joubert et Thorel, Médecins de la Marine, Membres de la Commission.

      Paris, Librairie Hachette, 1873. Présence d'une étiquette mentionnant la Librairie Africaine et Coloniale A. Favre et H. Teillard, Paris. 2 volumes de texte, sans les atlas. - 2 volumes in-folio, reliure moderne plein cuir, (2)-V-580 pp. (Tome I), (3)-533 pp. (Tome II), richement illustré de 42 planches gravées et de 12 cartes ainsi que d'innombrables gravures in texte, rousseurs habituelles,assez prononcées sur certaines pages, mouillures marginales sur les premières pages du Tome I,tranches dorées, bon état général, some usual foxing and marginal waterstains , overall in good condition. Première édition de cette monumentale publication sur la Mission d'Exploration du Mékong, menée durant 2 années entre 1866 et 1868, sous les ordres de Doudart de Lagrée, Commandant de l'Expédition, puis, à la mort de ce dernier, sous les ordres de Francis Garnier, Commandant en second. Une superbe aventure humaine et une extraordinaire exploration du Mékong de la Cochinchine au Yunnan chinois. Tirage à 800 exemplaires sur sousciption. Il s'agit ici des 2 volumes de texte, sans les 2 volumes d'atlas, de cartes et de planches. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Guide pratique du compositeur d?Impimerie.

      Paris, Firmin Didot, 1873 - 1878. Si tratta dell?edizione più completa di questo fondamentale testo per la tipografia. Due volumi in 8vo (cm. 23,6); legature coeve in mezza pelle a 5 nervi con titoli in oro; pp. X, 440; VII, 298. Con tavole, tabelle ed illustrazioni nel testo. Axs

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        Organization of the Texas & Pacific Railway Company for 1873

      Texas & Pacific Railway Company, Marshall, TX, 1873, Softcover (Saddle-stitched), Book Condition: Fair Condition, First EditionIncludes 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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        Aquila Naevia (Spotted Eagle)

      London 1873 - John Gould (1804-1881) was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was able to meet with the country’s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, “A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.” For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand-color them. One of the most accomplished and engaging natural history works of the 19th century, “The Birds of Europe” was also the first of Gould's works to feature plates by Edward Lear. A total of sixty-eight images bear Lear's name, and they are among the most remarkable bird drawings ever made. Lear endowed his illustrations with some measure of his own whimsy and intelligence, and his style is at once fluidly spontaneous and realistically precise. In this way, the images of “The Birds of Europe” are amazingly distinctive, while also highly realistic. Gould undertook this work partly in an effort to redress the imbalance between the study of local and foreign ornithology. Gould portrayed birds native to Europe in a manner that had only been thought appropriate for the colorful species of distant places. In this way he managed to draw much popular interest back to native birds, which were suddenly considered equally beautiful to exotic species. This hand-colored lithograph, Aqulia Naevia, measures 21.5” x 14.75” and is in excellent condition with light spotting throughout. This bird of prey, commonly called the Spotted Eagle, is illustrated prominently in the center of the lithographic plate, and is expertly hand-colored in rich shades of brown. The precise lines define and detail each feather and their intricate patterns from head to tail. The white highlights of the Spotted Eagle's feathers, shown prominently on its wings, give the bird dimension and its namesake.

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        La Toscane au moyen age. Architecture civile et militaire. Band 1 und 2. (Vollständig, 140 Tafeln.) ( Band 1: 52 S, 70 paginierte Blätter mit 70 detailreichen, gestochenen Litho-Tafeln. // Band 2: 17 S., 71 paginierte Blätter mit 70 detailreichen, gestochenen Litho-Tafeln.)

      Paris, Morel, 1873 (M DCCC LXXIII).. Erste /1./ Ausgabe (52 S, 17 S.) Fachgerecht unter Verwendung der zeitgenössischen Mappen restauriert. Rote Rückenschildchen mit Goldschrift. 33x47 cm. (Restaure sous l'utilisation du portefeuille originale.). Thieme/B.XXVIII,520. Vollständiges Exemplar!! Exemplaire complet!! Seltenes Werk zur profanen mittelalterlichen Baukunst von Militär- und Zivilgebäuden. Aus dem Vorwort: "Trotz der Vorurteile, die einige gegenüber dem Mittelalter pflegen, ist es unmöglich, die glorreichen Erinnerungen aus der Toscana des XII und XIV Jahrhunderts zu verkennen." "Religiöse Bauten haben keinen Platz in unserer Arbeit gefunden, da die Häuser Gottes, aus der Sicht der Geschichte, kein archäologisches Interesse wecken. Sie alle scheinen einer gewissen Unveränderlichkeit zu unterliegen. Um die Unterschiede in der Kunst, der Industrie und den Bräuchen herauszufinden, die das XIII vom XIV Jahrhundert trennt, muss man die Militär- und Zivilgebäude betrachten." (Aus dem Frz.). Dargestellt sind aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven (d.h. Grundrisszeichnungen, Pläne, Detailzeichnungen, Gesamtbetrachtungen) u.a. "Palais (et Loge) de la Seigneurie a Florence", "Palais du Podestat a Florence", "Table des Planches", "Marche aux Grains a Florence" und viele weitere. Außerdem noch Gebäude aus Pistoia, Pise, Lucques, Sienne, San Gimignano, Volterra, Prato, Vico Pisano u.w. Alle "Kapitel" werden mit einem kurzen Text eingeleitet. Die wunderschönen Lithographien sind in einem guten Zustand, durch die Lagerung ist der Rand z.T. 1-10mm weit angebräunt oder leicht gedrückt. Die vorangestellten Seiten sind etwas angebräunt. Mit 2 kleinen Stempeln auf dem Titelblatt. Insgesamt nur mit wenigen und sehr blassen Stockflecken. Beide Bände sind vollständig, jedoch ohne die später, 1874 erschienenen zwei Textbände.

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        On the Quantum Theory of Line-Spectra, I-III.Copenhagen: Bianco Lunos, 1918-1922. First editions, author's presentation offprints, inscribed..

      A rare complete set of his major work in the scarce presentation-offprint issue; with 'Separate Copy' printed on the front wrappers. Inscribed by Bohr to Austrian physicist Egon von Schweidler (1873-1948) on the front wrapper of the first part.<br/><br/> It was in this fundamental paper that Bohr first gave a clear formulation of, and fully utilized, his 'correspondence principle'. Besides his derivation of the Balmer formula (1913), this is by many considered to be Bohr's greatest contribution to physics. Bohr's correspondence principle (or postulate) states in general that although classical physics is incomplete there must be a fundamental analogy between quantum theory and classical physics. Actually Bohr at first referred to the postulate as the 'principle of analogy'. It was Bohr's underlying idea that the new quantum theory must satisfy in the limiting cases, e.g., when frequencies <i>v</i> tend to zero or quantum numbers <i>n→∞</i>, that it's predictions approximate those of classical physics. When studying different quantum theoretic problems one can thus utilize already established facts from what classical physics predicts in that particular situation, and then work backwards to arrive at new quantum theoretic rules for the system. In this major paper, of which the two first parts were published in 1918 and the third in 1922, Bohr penetrated far into the quantum theory of line-spectra of the Hydrogen atom, and other elements, by using his principle and the classical theory of electrodynamics. Bohr's method was the principle guide to the progress of quantum theory during the early twenties, until it was finally built into the foundation of quantum mechanics. <br/><br/> <i>Provenance</i>: Bohr presented this copy to Austrian physicist Egon von Schweidler, head of the department of experimental physics at the University of Innsbruck and the author of several works on relativity. Segrè, X-Rays to Quarks, pp. 13-15; 119-30. Nobel: The Man and his Prizes, pp. 437-49.. Three parts. 4to: (270 x 215 mm). Offprints from: 'Mémoires de l'Académie Royale des Sciences et des Lettres de Danemark'. Original printed wrappers in fine condition. Part I inscribed by Bohr "Herrn Professor Dr. v. Schweidler Rechtachtungsvoll vom Verfasser" (inscription slightly affected by chip in upper right corner)

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        Neophron Percnopterus (Egyptian Vulture)

      London 1873 - John Gould (1804-1881) was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was able to meet with the country&#146;s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, &#147;A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.&#148; For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand-color them. One of the most accomplished and engaging natural history works of the 19th century, &#147;The Birds of Europe&#148; was also the first of Gould's works to feature plates by Edward Lear. A total of sixty-eight images bear Lear's name, and they are among the most remarkable bird drawings ever made. Lear endowed his illustrations with some measure of his own whimsy and intelligence, and his style is at once fluidly spontaneous and realistically precise. In this way, the images of &#147;The Birds of Europe&#148; are amazingly distinctive, while also highly realistic. Gould undertook this work partly in an effort to redress the imbalance between the study of local and foreign ornithology. Gould portrayed birds native to Europe in a manner that had only been thought appropriate for the colorful species of distant places. In this way he managed to draw much popular interest back to native birds, which were suddenly considered equally beautiful to exotic species. This hand-colored lithograph, Neophron Percnopterus, measures 21.5&#148; x 14.75&#148; and is in mint condition. Commonly called the Egyptian Vulture, this bird is the only living member of the genus Neophron. Two birds are illustrated in this lithograph, the foreground bird being an adult, has white feathers and the juvenile has darker feathers. Each are expertly hand-colored and extremely well detailed. The precise lines define and detail each feather, their wings and talons. Their highly detailed unique beaks are used to dig into small spaces for food and their length allows them to tear reach further for food when in groups.

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        Aus Chiwa : Berichte.

      Berlin : Mittler, 1873.. II, 129 S. : mit colorirten 5 (davon 2 gefalt.) Karten ; gr. 8°, Ex-Libris auf Vorsatzblatt (Mumm von Schwarzenstein) gebundene Ausgabe, Hardcover/Pappeinband, Rückenschild hat sich abgelöst, Einband mit Beschabungen, sonst Exemplar in gutem Erhaltungszustand. Seltener Expeditionsbericht aus der Oasenstadt Chiwa (Khiva, Xiva) in Usbekistan. Berichte von Hugo Stumm; Leutnant im 1. Westfälischen Husaren - Regiment No. 8, z. Z. attachiert dem russischen Hauptquartier. Russia 5 +++++ 20 Jahre Antiquariat Christmann in Wiesbaden +++++

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        The Voyages of the Venetian Brothers, Nicolo and Antonio Zeno, to the Northern Seas in the XIVth Century, comprising the latest known Accounts of the Lost Colony of Greenland; and of the Northmen in America before Columbus

      London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1873. First edition. Cloth. Spine sunned, tears to head of spine, small institutional bookplate to front pastedown, owner's nautical bookplate opposite, otherwise very good, maps fine. 8vo. Illus. with 2 color and 2 b/w folding maps. The Italian text of the Zenos' narrative "The discovery of the islands of Frislanda, Eslanda, Engronelanda, Estotilanda, and Icaria," and the Danish and Latin texts of Ivar Bardsen's description of Greenland in the fourteenth century, with English translation. "[Major]...has endeavored to prove the genuineness of the narrative. In this essay he has shown great acuteness, and has arrived at results at variance with those of most of the previous commentators. ... By making proper allowances for the Italian rendering of northern names, Mr. Major has identified the most important places mentioned in the narrative of Zeno....[and he] has appended to his Essay, a " Description of Greenland in the Fourteenth Century," by Ivar Bardsen, in which facts are stated that tend to corroborate the statements of Nicolo Zeno..." (Bartlett, Bibliotheca Americana: Catalogue of Books in the Library of John Carter Brown, p. 213). Howes M231.

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        Oberlahnstein vom Rhein aus gesehen., Aquarell.

      1873 - Schwer leserlich monogrammiert und datiert "1873". Auf Aquarellpapier, fest auf Unterlageblatt montiert. Bildhaft ausgeführte Vedute in impressionistischer Manier. Mit reicher Schiffsstaffage. Auf dem Unterlagekarton bezeichnet "Oberlahnstein / On the Rhine. / 1863". - Minimale Quetschspur am Oberrand. Schwache Bereibung im unteren Darstellungsrand. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100

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        Bubulcus Russatus (Buff-backed Heron)

      London 1873 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Bubulcus Russatus, from John Gould&#146;s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Great Britain" is in very good condition with light discoloration in the margins, measures 14.75" x 21.5", and magnificently displays the author&#146;s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called Buff-Backed Herons or Cattle Egrets, these stocky herons are shown with orange-buff plumes from their back, breast and crown, which develop during breeding. John Gould was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was able to meet with the country&#146;s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, &#147;A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.&#148; For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand-color them. Gould was especially proud of this sumptuous work &#147;Birds of Great Britain&#148; (1862-1873) describing the volumes as a return to his old love of native birds. Unlike in earlier publications, however, the illustrations incorporate more nests, eggs, and young than the earlier works, with a focus on landscapes and family groupings. The ornithologist and his collaborators took more of an interest in creating accurate, appropriate settings, and included more plants and fully delineated environments, resulting in a number of lavish scenes of action and interaction. Gould's rightful pride in these illustrations was reflected in his preface explanation of their coloring: " every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were colored by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought." Gould's pride in &#147;The Birds of Great Britain&#148; was matched by its public success.

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