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        Recurrent Theology or Things New and Old : Christ : Shown as the Alpha and Omega of All Creation and Redemption the Only Way Truth Life Saving Name Master Lord Though : a Rock of Offense and as a Dividing Sword to Jews + Gentiles : Search the Scriptures

      Case Lockwood and Brainard Printers 1873 / Hartford Conn., Clean and Unmarked Text - Hardback : hard cover edition in good or better condition, some slight wear to edges, as normal for age of book. Overall good copy of this title. Excellent read. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand. Or would make a great gift for the fan / reader in your life. Some chipping at spine and corners, decorative embossed cover, cloth hard cover binding. Floral design on spine with gold titles. Some minor notes on ffep and presentation note. Book is in nice condition for 133 years old. Previous Owner Name/insc. Size: ~ SCARCE TITLE ~ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE NEW MAGDALEN

      TORONTO, ONTARIO HUNTER, ROSE & COMPANY PUB 1873. - GOOD+. FIRST CANADIAN EDITION / HUBIN PAGE 88 FOREST GREEN CLOTH COVERED BOARDS WITH DARK BROWN COATED ENDPAPERS, AND GILT TITLES TO THE SPINE AND FRONT COVER OVER BLACK ARABESQUE DESIGN. CORNERS ARE WORN WITH SPINE ENDS WORN TO THE TEXT BLOCK AND SIGNIFICANT DULLING TO THE SPINE, SOME SCATTERED STAINING TO THE LIGHTLY TONED TEXT BLOCK WITH A SMALL PIECE MISSING AT THE TOP OF THE HALF-TITLE. A NICE COPY OF A RARE EDITION OF THIS 19TH CENTURY MYSTERY. FIRST EDITION. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: JOHN LUTSCHAK BOOKS]
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        Comedia Llamada Selvagia. Comedia Serafina.

      Colección De Libros Españoles Raros o Curiosos., Madrid 1873 - XVIpp. - 1 lámina - XIVpp. - 403pp. en muy buen papel de hilo. Perfecto ejemplar, conservando las cubiertas originales, con una encuadernación de Brugalla en piel jaspeada, fileteada al oro. Lomera con nervios y florones. Corte superior dorado. =Comedia llamada Selvagia: en que se introducen los amores de un caballero llamado Selvago con una ilustre dama dicha Ysabela, efetuados por Dolosina, alcahueta famosa (Toledo: Joan Ferrer, 1554) La crítica la considera, junto con La Dorotea de Lope de Vega, la mejor imitación de La Celestina. Según Marcelino Menéndez Pelayo, el autor de la Selvagia «manifiesta las excelentes dotes que habían de darle muy señalado lugar entre los prosistas del mejor tiempo de nuestra lengua. imaginó una fábula propia del teatro, le dio ingenioso principio e inopinado desenlace, la exornó con agradables peripecias y en desarrollar su plan se mostró. hábil» Size: 8º [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        The YO-SEMITE; Its History, Its Scenery, Its Development.

      Printed for the Author,, Providence: 1873 - Lester, a prominent Providence attorney, had visited Yosemite Valley the summer of 1872, during which time he met Galen Clark, James Lamon, James Hutchings & John Muir, this latter with whom he discussed, one evening, geological theory. This work a publication of a subsequent talk on Yosemite read before the Rhode Island Historical Society, 17 December 1872. Farquhar terms this publication, "noteworthy for its appreciation of John Muir ." As Cowan states, "Being privately issued, the work is but little known." This lack of notoriety continues to the this day. no copies have come to auction these past 30+ years, with Americana Exchange showing the last market appearance back in 1966 [Goodspeed catalogue]. Rare in the trade. Some abrasion to spine paper, with a bit of loss at each end. Some foxing to front wrapper. PO name stamp to front wrapper verso. A VG copy. Printed pale grey paper wrappers. 8vo. 10" x 6-1/8". 1st edition (Cowan I, p. 139; Cowan II, p. 389; Currey & Kruska 236; Farquhar 13; Norris 2054). 40 pp. Unopened. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        L'Entrée de la duchesse de Montmorency à Montpellier en 1617, publiée par le C. de St.-Maur.

      Montpellier, C. Coulet 1873 - in-8, XXXI-76-[12] pp., demi-chagrin cerise, dos à nerfs cloisonné et fleuronné, tête dorée, couverture conservée (Petit & Trioullier). Bel exemplaire. (Collection Collection des cent-quinze de la Société des bibliophiles languedociens). Tirage limité à 200 exemplaires numérotés à la presse. Celui-ci, un des 174 sur Hollande (131/200). Réimpression de l'édition originale rarissime de Montpellier, Jean Gilet, 1617 : Marie-Félicie Orsini, proche des Concini, auxquels elle devait son mariage avec le duc Henri de Montmorency (celui qui sera exécuté en 1632, victime de la haine de Richelieu), dut fuir après l'assassinat de son protecteur et elle trouva refuge dans la cité languedocienne. Absent de SHF. Exemplaire de la bibliothèque de Chissay, avec vignette ex-libris contrecollée sur les premières gardes.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        The Gilded Age, A Tale Of Today

      American Publishing Company, Hartford, CT 1873 - 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. use of name Eschol Sellers; on P. 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why - ABAA/ILAB]
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        FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON; OR, JOURNEYS AND DISCOVERIES IN AFRICA BY THREE ENGLISHMEN. Compiled in French by Jules Verne, from the Original Notes of Dr. Ferguson; and Done into English by "William Lackland."

      Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, late Ticknor & Fields, and Fields, Osgood, & Co.,. 1873. 12mo, pp. [1-2] [1-3] 4-8 [8a-8b] [9] 10-345 [346-348: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], 48 illustrations by Riou reproduced by Heliotype on twelve inserted plates, each with tissue guard,. original pictorial brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and black, rear panel stamped in blind, brown coated endpapers.. Cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corner tips, hairline crack. along inner rear hinge, but a tight, near fine copy with bright cover. stamping. The most fully illustrated early American edition of this. seminal novel and perhaps the most beautiful of the English-language. editions of Verne's books. All three printings (the second and third. dated 1874 and 1875 respectively) of this edition are uncommon,. especially in this condition. (#96589). First printing of the second U.S. edition. Verne's first book, first published in Paris by Hetzel in 1863 as CINQ SEMAINES EN BALLOON: VOYAGES DE DECOUVERTES EN AFRIQUE. "...the first of Verne's voyages extraordinaires, this tale established the conventions which he employed throughout his fiction." - Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s- 1930s 764. Osgood's edition, first published in 1873, was preceded by Appleton's 1869 edition. In contrast to Appleton's more modest edition with six inserted plates, the Osgood edition featured an elaborately stamped pictorial binding and 48 stunning illustrations by Riou reproduced by the Heliotype process on twelve inserted plates. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-148 and (1981) 1-160. Bleiler (1948), p. 24. Reginald 14618. Myers 20. Taves and Michaluk V001.

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        The Eustace Diamonds [First Edition]

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1873. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first UK edition of this Trollope triple-decker novel, bound in 3/4 blue leather with coordinated blue cloth, top edge of the closed page blocks gilded (rubbing to spine head of Volumes I and III, the leading edge of Volume II's front board shows rubbing through, modest rubbing through to the board corners); the third novel in Trollope's famed Palliser series which tells the tale of the adventuress Lizzy Greystock who Gerould describes as "the very beautiful, superficially clever and completely selfish daughter of an admiral who was no credit whatever to the British Navy". Lizzy Greystock beguiles the wealthy Sir Florian Eustace, traps him in marriage just prior to his death, and thereby comes into possession of a very expensive diamond necklace which she alleges to have been a gift to her from Sir Florian and which his family claims to be a non-tranferrable family heirloom. This American edition is the true first edition, published in October, 1872. A Very Good copy of the UK first edition of this installment in the Palliser series.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        ORIGINAL pen illustration, picturing man in a carriage, captioned "My Uncle Pumblechook"

      n.p, n.d - 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 14 x 9 inches. Signed ("Gordon Ross"), lower right. Unframed, on paper, laid down on board

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

      Henry Sotheran, London 1873 - Complete: 58 pages of introductory text; 100 multicolor plates showing designs and motifs from Ancient Greece through the 18th Century. Additional black and white engravings. Original maroon morocco binding with five raised bands. Gilt lettering and decorations. All page edges gilt. Clean pages and plates. Some light intermittent foxing to the introductory pages, but none to the beautiful plates. Some of the extreme edges of the plates have some light toning. Minor cover wear. An especially nice example of a very large and impressive reference work. Size: Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Read'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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        Polychromatic Ornament. One Hundred Plates in Gold, Silver and Colours, Comprising Upwards of Two Thousand Specimens of the Various Styles of Ancient, Oriental and Medieval Art and Including the Renaissance and the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries.

      Henry Sotheran and Co., London 1873 - Translated from the original French, this magnificent and richly illustrated book has an extensive explanatory text and General Introduction by the author.This copy has been soundly rebacked and the original spine has been carefully laid down and blended with the new leather. The book is stoutly bound with black leather spine and corners with original cloth sides; Gilt lettering on fresh maroon title label on spine and original decorative titling with the author's name on front cover; all edge gilt and fresh finely hand-sewn headbands with original maroon marbled endpapers. The 58-page Introduction is generously illustrated with engravings . The 100 full-page chromolitho plates that follow are arranged in historical order and interspersed by notes. The condition of this substantial volume is as follows - digital photos available upon request:The original spine that has been laid down is somewhat scuffed and rubbed - the leather corners are also a bit bumped and rubbed and the leather has worn off around the tips - there is also some shelf-wear on the bottom edges of the corners where the leather has also worn off. The leading edge of the back board is worn in one place where the cloth has partly worn away revealing the board - this worn area extends just two-and-a-half-inches. Otherwise the boards are sound and remarkably clean for their age with just the odd mark. Owner's ink inscription in decorative hand, dated 1887, on verso of flyleaf - below it is a small ink stamp of a subsequent owner in more recent times. There is moderate foxing on half-title page but only slight foxing on the title-page itself.The title page is slight ragged on both the top and bottom corners with very slight loss, while there is a fairly faint six-inch diagonal crease near the top corner, which is more visible on the verso. There is some general foxing in the Introduction, occasionally moderate but mostly light. The beautiful colour plates themselves are in excellent condition with just the hint of darkening on some of the margins - but this does not affect the images; there is some light foxing on some of the pages containing descriptive Notes between the colour plates. Finally, the back free endpaper has an eight-inch diagonal crease near the top corner, which is now lying flat. Overall this book which has been soundly repaired remains in very good condition for its age. Digital photos available upon request and special arrangements may be needed for carriage. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LE TOUR DU MONDE EN QUATRE-VINGTS JOURS .

      Paris: Bibliotheque d'Education et de Recreation J. Hetzel et Cie, [1873] - Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1] 2-217 [218-220], 56 illustrations by A. de Neuville and L. Benett, plus two-page map at rear, nineteenth-century three-quarter leather and cloth. First edition, first printing of the volume simple with printer's code "1757 -- 73" on page [220], variant with printer's imprint on title leaf verso measuring 76 mm. instead of 82 mm. Verne's most popular novel, published in English as THE TOUR OF THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS and as AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS, its better known title. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-154 and (1981) 1-165. Clareson, Science-Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 762. Bottin, pp. 359-60. Leather rubbed at edges, scattered foxing throughout, still a sound, tight, very good copy. (#134836) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Gray's Atlas of the United States, with general maps of the world, accompanied by descriptions geographical, historical, scientific, and statistical

      Stedman, Brown & Lyon, Philadelphia 1873 - First Edition. Folio, approximately 17.25 x 14.5 inches; pp. [4]-68d-175 + [26] ads; three-quarter brown morocco and maroon pebble cloth stamped in gilt and blind; boards and spine leather worn with head of spine perished; corners very worn; hinges reinforced from gutters with binder's tape; marbled endpapers; ex-libris ticket to front pastedown; library markings and pocket to rear pastedown; signatures loosening; call number in pencil to verso of title leaf; 4.5 inch tear repaired with old cellotape to leaf with map of Illinois recto and Missouri verso; leaves mostly clean but some with thumbing or light soil to edges; overall a complete and entirely serviceable copy. First edition of this notable atlas. Ex-library copy, but no markings of any sort to the maps themselves. Illustrated with a total of 65 maps (13 double-page) in original color with numerous insets. These include double-page climatological and geological maps of the United States, single page botanical and zoological maps of the United States, a double-page schematic of rivers and mountains of the world, and single page maps of the world's two hemispheres. There are maps of the continents, various European states, Mexico and Central America and, most important, the United States and territories with select cities. The city maps include Washington, Boston, New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago, Lansing, and Detroit. There is also a double-page rail map of Michigan. The double-page map of the Rockies and California includes the "Gadsen Purchase Ten Million of Mexico" line running near the bottom. At the rear are 26 pages of ads, mostly pertaining to Midwestern states and cities. Attractive or even acceptable copies of this atlas are uncommon on the market. Hard Cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books ( ABAA / ILAB )]
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        THE STONES OF VENICE. With Illustrations Drawn by the Author. A New Edition

      London: Smith, Elder, 1873. Rebound in modern navy cloth, spines gilt lettered with three stars on each, top edges gilt, pale grey endpapers. pp (xxii), 400; [2], (viii), 394. [2, ads]; [6], 362 + 53 plates (some in colour) with tissue guards; illustrations in text. Edition of 1500 copies SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR (after his Preface to New Edition at front of first volume). A fine fresh set, no owner names. "The state of the old plates, which the death of my very dear friend Thomas Lupton prevents me from retouching, compels me, in justice to the purchaser, to limit the present edition to 1,500 copies, of which I sign each with my own hand, certifying it as containing the best states of the old plates now procurable" - Preface. Considered to be the best edition of Ruskin's most famous work, an architectural classic originally published in 1851 and 1853. Note: 5 kg parcel, please enquire for shipping rate.. Signed by Author. First of this edition. Hardcover.. Quarto.

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        BANCROFT'S MAP OF CALIFORNIA, NEVADA, UTAH AND ARIZONA.

      San Francisco: A.L. Bancroft & Compy. Booksellers & Stationers, 1873. - 32 x 35 inches, with full period color, folding into original stamped brown cloth covers. Covers repaired along spine, corners lightly worn. Ad for Bancroft laid down on inside front cover. Expert tissue repairs to splits along folds and cross-folds. Five-inch tear along Utah-Nevada border repaired with tissue, with minor loss of paper. Good. This is the third, revised edition of what Streeter calls an "important large scale map." The map shows California and Nevada, plus western Utah and Arizona on the impressive scale of twenty-four miles to the inch. Bancroft shows these western areas with the most accurate detail possible, with completed railroads, proposed railroads, and wagon roads carefully laid down. Also identified are important natural features, such as wells, salt springs, buttes, etc. Counties are individually shaded and the states are outlined in color. The Bancroft publishing house first issued this map in 1864, and there are also editions dated 1871 and (apparently) 1872. Wheat notes that Bancroft's original map was published in 1863 with the title BANCROFT'S MAP OF THE PACIFIC STATES. Compiled by William H. Knight, it "was probably the most important map yet produced by a publisher of the Pacific coast." Knight's map is significant for many reasons, not least of which for changing the name of Lake Bigler to Lake Tahoe. Wheat describes the several iterations of the map in detail, and its augmentation over the years, asserting that "The great MAP OF THE PACIFIC STATES, originated in 1863 by William H. Knight, proliferated in 1864 into a whole family of notable maps, automatically establishing the rising H.H. Bancroft house as the greatest map publisher of the Pacific Coast. So large in size are these maps and so overflowing with detail, it is utterly impossible to describe their minutiae. In 1864 Bancroft divided his large map along the 42nd parallel, and this MAP OF CALIFORNIA, NEVADA, UTAH AND ARIZONA is known in editions of 1864 and 1871, before the present 1873 edition. Streeter had a copy with an 1872 date (see lot 3934 in his sale), the only such example that we have been able to locate. The Rumsey collection has a copy of this 1873 edition in a wall map format, as opposed to the present pocket map format. A scarce and important western map. STREETER SALE 3937. RUMSEY 46. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI V, pp.70-73, 104-106, 272-273 & item 1219 (note).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        De la numeration des globes rouges du sang

      Paris: A. Delahaye, 1873. Malassez, Louis-Charles (1842-1909). De la numeration des globules rouges du sang. 74pp. Paris: Adrien Delahaye, 1873. Text illustrations. 253 x 165 mm. (uncut and unopened). Original printed wrappers, minor wear and chipping at extremities, ownership inscription (“Martin”) on front wrapper. Light foxing but very good. Presentation Copy, inscribed by Malassez to “Martin” on the title: “A mon collègue et ami Martin [. . .] de la Charité, L. Malassez.” First Edition. Malassez, a pupil of Claude Bernard, invented the hemocytometer, a device originally designed to count red blood cells; it is now used to count other types of cells as well. He first described the hemocytometer in the present paper, which was published a year before the journal article cited in Garrison-Morton (no. 876). The instrument, illustrated on page 24, consists of a thick glass microscope slide with a rectangular indentation that creates a chamber; this chamber is engraved with a grid of perpendicular lines. The area bounded by the lines is known and the depth of the chamber is also known; it is therefore possible to count the number of cells in a given volume of fluid, and thus to determine the concentration of cells in the fluid overall. Malassez’s treatise also contains the first published description of the diluting pipette invented in 1867 by his colleague Pierre Potain (1825-1901); an illustration of this device is on page 13. These two inventions led to greater facility in counting both red and white blood cells. Histoire illustrée de l’hématologie, pp. 20, 36. Wintrobe, Hematology: The Blossoming of a Science, p. 52.

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        L'histoire de France, depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'en 1789, racontée à mes petits-enfants.

      Librairie Hachette et Cie 1873 - 7 vol. in-4 reliés demi-chagrin vert, têtes dorées, dos à cinq nerfs, caissons de titre et de tomaison. vol I : Faux-titre, frontispice, titre, lettre aux éditeurs sur iv pages, table des matières non paginée, 578 pages. vol II : Faux-titre, titre, 574 pages. vol III : Faux-titre, frontispice, titre, 564 pages. vol IV : Faux-titre, frontispice, titre, 570 pages. vol V : Faux-titre, frontispice, titre, deux pages non-paginées d'avertissement des éditeurs annonçant la mort de Guizot, suivi d'un portrait de Guizot, 598 pages. vol VI : CHANGEMENT DE TITRE : 'L'histoire de France, depuis 1789 jusqu'en 1848, racontée à mes petits-enfants.' (vol 1) Faux-titre, frontispice, titre, une préface de II pages, 751 pages. vol VII : 'L'histoire de France, depuis 1789 jusqu'en 1848, racontée à mes petits-enfants.' (vol 2) Faux-titre, frontispice, titre, 789 pages. Chaque volume est abondamment illustré de gravures sur bois dans le texte et hors-texte. Les 7 volumes sont exempts de rousseur et sont en très bel état. Très légères épidermures. Collectif [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ciconia Alba (Stork)

      London 1873 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Ciconia Alba, from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Great Britain" (1862-1873) is in excellent condition with a few light foxing marks in the margins. Measuring 21.5" x 14.5", this lithograph displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called Storks, these wading birds are expertly hand colored in this dynamic and intimate lithograph. Nesting along the waters edge, this adult Stork is feeding its three babies freshly caught frogs. Precise lines define and detail each feather of these birds, as well as the nest, frogs and windmills in the distant background. 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’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. Gould was especially proud of this sumptuous work “Birds of Great Britain” 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 “The Birds of Great Britain” was matched by its public success.

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        Ardea Cinerea [Grey Heron]

      [London: Taylor and Francis for the Author, 1873. A beautiful image from John Gould's The Birds of Great Britain: "A magnificent work with life-like portraits of birds of the British Isles" (Wood) This plate, from what Sacheverell Sitwell called "The most popular of all his works" (Fine Bird Books), shows a new liveliness of treatment that is not present in Gould's earlier works. This is thanks to suggestions made by Joseph Wolf, who drew 57 of the plates and accompanied Gould on an ornithological tour of Scandinavia in 1856. Gould's illustrations were all painstakingly coloured by hand, as he states in his preface: "Many of the public are quite unaware how the colouring of these large plates is accomplished; and not a few believe that they are produced by some mechanical process or by chromo-lithography. This, however, is not the case: every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered... it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought." Cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 102; cf.Nissen IVB 372; cf.Sauer 23; cf.Wood p. 365; cf.Zimmer p. 261. Lithograph, coloured by hand and finished with gum arabic, by J. Gould & H.C. Richter, printed by Walter.

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        Herodias Garzetta [Little Egret]

      [London: by the Author, 1873. A beautiful image from John Gould's The Birds of Great Britain: "A magnificent work with life-like portraits of birds of the British Isles" (Wood) Gould's illustrations were all painstakingly coloured by hand, as he states in his Preface: "Many of the public are quite unaware how the colouring of these large plates is accomplished; and not a few believe that they are produced by some mechanical process or by chromo-lithography. This, however, is not the case; every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand." Cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 102; cf. Nissen IVB 372; cf. Sauer 23; cf. Wood p. 365; cf. Zimmer p. 261. Hand-coloured lithograph by J.Wolf and H.C.Richter, printed by Walter.

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        The Eruption of Vesuvius in 1872.with Notes, and an Introductory Sketch on the Present State of Knowledge of Terrestrial Vulcanicity, the Cosmical Nature and Relations of Volcanoes and Earthquakes]

      Asher & Co., London 1873 - London: Asher & Co., 1873. First Edition in English. Introductory sketch by Robert Mallet. Illustrated with 8 wood-engraved plates, one of them folding. 9 1/4" x 5 3/4", [4], 148. Three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine decorated in gilt, raised bands, red morocco labels, marbled endpapers, marbled page edges. Blindstamp of the Massachusetts State Library at title page, spine number inked in white. Rear cover loosened. Rubbing to covers with some extremity wear, still very good. Contents near fine, with no sign of foxing. More than half of the text - 78 pages - is taken by Mallet's intriguing introductory skecth, in which he recounts the state of science as it was at the time with regard to vulcanism and seismlogy. Palmieri's ensuing account is of the events of the 1872 Mount Vesuvius eruption, and is itself presented in a very scholarly fashion; the two were leading scientists of the era in the subject. The folding engraving is of Palmieri's ""sismografo elettro-magnetico", a Rube-Godlberg looking contraption which was of more than a little interest at the time; not correctly a seismograph in the modern sense [it did not inscribe inked graphs], it was rather a series of instruments intended to give the direction, intensity, and duration of an earthquake, and respond to both horizontal and vertical motions. The plates, as are all of the contents, are near fine. Extraordinarily rare. l-29n [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Coming from the Trot

      Boston 1873 - This colored lithograph measuring 22” x 28” depicts a large number of people taking carriage rides in the country. The print has been mounted onto a supporting piece of thick card stock. Glue traces on right hand margin suggest previous binding. 1.5" crease in lower right hand margin. Mild foxing throughout margins.

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        Larus Argentatus, Brunn (Herring Gull)

      London 1873 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Larus Argentatus, Brunn, from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Great Britain" is in very good condition with a light staining throughout, measures 14.75" x 21.25", and magnificently displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called European Herring Gulls, these large wading birds are illustrated mid-cry, the adult bird in the foreground and juvenile and the background. The adult bird has a white body and grey wings with black tail-feathers. The juvenile had a dark beak and spotted coloring on the body and wings. 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’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. Gould was especially proud of this sumptuous work “Birds of Great Britain” (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 “The Birds of Great Britain” was matched by its public success.

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        STORIES OF INFINITY: LUMEN-HISTORY OF A COMET-IN INFINITY . Translated from the French by S. R. Crocker.

      Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1873 - 12mo, pp. [i-ii] iii-iv 5-287 [288: blank], flyleaves at front and rear, original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind, brown coated endpapers. First edition in English. LUMEN first appeared in French as RECITS DE L'INFINI in 1873; an enlarged edition followed in 1887 as LUMEN. The revised text of LUMEN was translated into English and published in New York in 1892 by Cassell (apparently an unauthorized edition) and in London in 1897 by Heinemann (apparently an authorized edition with further revisions by Flammarion). The earlier Roberts Brothers text follows Flammarion's original 1873 text. LUMEN is a story, in a series of dialogues, "of a being who has undergone a number of incarnations on other worlds, including planets round Capella, Gamma Virgo, Sirius and in the constellation Orion." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 84. LUMEN is "perhaps the single most innovative work in the entire literature of the scientific imagination. It is the first work to offer any real idea of the scale of the universe; the first to investigate the implications of the finite speed of light (and thus to toy with the notion of the relativity of space and time); and the first to examine the implications of evolutionary theory in the modeling of alien life-systems. In all these endeavors it was ahead of its time . It is in Flammarion's work that we find the fountainhead of the mythology of alien beings . Flammarion originated the mode of thought which is effective in modern science fiction's dealings with the category alien. LUMEN's affinity with modern science fiction goes further than this, because it is a work expressly directed to the cultivation of the sense of wonder (in whose cultivation, according to many readers, the prime virtue of modern science fiction lies)." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1294-98. The two other stories, "History of a Comet" and "In Infinity," the first a panoramic history of the solar system narrated by a passing comet, the second a spirit description of the universe, do not appear to have been reprinted in English after their initial appearance here. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-406. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 638. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 638. Locke, Voyages in Space 73. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 67. Reginald 05460. Private owner's small book label affixed to front paste-down and his name, address and date 25 February 1878 on verso of front flyleaf. Underlining and interesting marginalia by the owner, a student or professor at Urbana University, penciled throughout the text. Slight spine lean, corner tips rubbed, a bright, tight, very good copy. An interesting copy of an uncommon book. (#89835) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HAND ATLA UBER ALLE THEILE DER ERDE - UND BER DAS WELTGEBAUDE

      GOTHA 1873 - RO30056458: 62 cartes en noir et blanc avec les frontières en couleurs + 1 brochure de 11 pages. Ouvrage en allemand. Tranches dorées. Dos cuir marron, avec 2 petites ceintures en cuir pour fermer (manque deux ceintures). In-Plano En feuillets. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Mouillures Classification Dewey : 430-Langues germaniques. Allemand [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Harbours & Anchorages in the Red Sea

      Published at the Admiralty, 11th June 1873. New editions to 1918. Small corrections to 1919., London, - Admiralty chart of the harbour's and Anchorages in the Red Sea 690 by 860mm. (27.25 by 33.75 inches). Nine engraved charts on one map sheet, detailing anchorages at Safaja Island, Akik Seghir, Mersa Halaib, Mersa Sheikh Ibrahim, Sherm Dumeigh, Hodeida Road, Approaches to Ras El Askar, Farisan I., and Eid Road, including tidal information, compass roses, soundings, seabed notations, currents, sandbanks, shoals, lighthouses and beacons, inland elevations, detailing and buildings. Detailed chart of the harbours and anchorages in the Red Sea.When the Suez Canal opened in 1869, the Red Sea began to experience a significant increase in the traffic, especially from the British shipping plying their trade between England and the India. The chart must have greatly aided their passage with its detailed depiction of nine safe harbours and archorages. The British Hydrographic Office was founded in 1795 by George III, who appointed Alexander Dalrymple as the first Hydrographer to the Admiralty. The first charts were produced in 1800. Unlike the U. S. Coast Survey the Hydrographic Office was given permission to sell charts to the public and they produced a great number of sea charts covering every corner of the globe. Most of the Admiralty charts produced by the Hydrographic Office delineated coastline as well as high and low water marks and record depth of water as established by soundings. In addition these charts included information on shoals, reefs, and other navigational hazards that plagued mariners across the world. Thanks to the innovations of Sir Francis Beaufort, who developed the Beaufort Scale of wind strength, the British Hydrographic Office became one of the leading producers of sea charts. In fact, such was their accuracy that the phrase 'Safe as an Admiralty Chart' was coined.

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        Mapa del Rio Grande desde su desembocadura en el golfo hasta San Vicente, Presidio Antíguo

      Mexico, 1873. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT MAPS IN TEXAS AND BORDERLANDS HISTORY Color-tinted lithograph Sheet size: approx. 34 1/4" x 30" . Book.

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        Wild Duck Shooting

      Currier & Ives, New York 1873 - Lithograph with original hand-color. General signs of aging, some discoloration. Sheet size 12 3/8 x 15 1/2". Inventory # p02pmat

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        Die Krönung Ihrer Majestät des Königs Wilhelm und der Königin Augusta von Preußen zu Königsberg am 18. October 1861.

      Berlin, Königl. Geheime Ober - Hofbuchdruckerei, 1873.. XIII, 1 Bl., 232 SS. m. einigen Texthst. u. 12 Lichtdrucktafeln, folio, ill. Or.- Glwd. m. Goldprägedr. ( Rücken m. Leinenband rep. ).. Lipperheide Sbb. 43; Hiler 863; vgl. Wermke 10063 f. 1 Aufl. v. 1868. - Zweite Ausgabe. Die Tafeln zeigen sämtliche Teilnehmer des Krönungszuges, wobei mindestens die Köpfe der Teilnehmer nach Fotografien wiedergegeben sind. Außergewöhnliche bildliche Dokumentation des "gesamten Hofadels". - Titel verso gestempelt, innen sauber, die Tafeln minimal fleckig.

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        The History of England (in 16 volumes)

      James S. Virtue, London - Beautiful set incorporating all four volumes in 16 books. No publication date but around 1873. Invasion of Julius Caesar to the end of the reign of James 2 by David Hume; from the reign of William and Mary to the death of George 2 by Tobias Smollett and from the accession of George 3 to the 37th year of the reign of Queen Victoria by E. Farr and E.H. Nolan. Red embossed cloth binding gilt illustration on front and spine. Many engravings throughout, most with original tissue. All page edges are gillt. Binding is tight and foxing is slight. Spine ends bumped and scruffy but in very nice condition overall. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ANTIQUE ORIGINAL OIL LANDSCAPE PAINTING ON CANVAS by George Cole, 1873

      PREPARED BY WINSOR & NEWTON, 38 RATHBONE PLACE, LONDON, 1873 - Picture Size:74.5*48.5cm; frame size:91*65*7cm; weight:6.1kg. Words printed on back of canvas: PREPARED BY WINSOR & NEWTON, 38 RATHBONE PLACE, LONDON. Some nicks and cracks to frame. Faint traces of foxing to top, otherwise a fine painting. SIGNED by G. Cole, DATED 1873. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Colton's General Atlas Containing One Hundred and Eighty Steel Plate Maps and Plans, on 119 Imperial Folio Sheets

      New York: G.W. & B. Colton & Co.. 1873. Large folio. Complete as issued with all 134 plates present. Publisher's half calf and cloth gilt. Ex-library copy with spine letters, bookplate, ownership stamp, and pocket. Wear and tear at the extremities, a good copy, slight age-toning in the margins, but otherwise the maps are clean and unmarked. .

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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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        Código Penal Para El Distrito Federal y Territorio de La Baja-California Sobre Delitos Del Fuero Común, y Para Toda La República Sobre Delitos Contra La Federación, Adoptado Para El Estado De San Luis Potosí

      Tip. De J. M. Aguilar Ortíz, México 1873 - 302 p. Edición oficial del Estado. Sello de Propiedad de: Lic. José Hernández Nava - Notario Público - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE WIDOW LEROUGE

      Estes & Lauriat, Boston 1873 - Gaboriau, Emile. THE WIDOW LEROUGE. Boston: Estes & Lauriat, 1873. This is the First American Edition & First English Language Edition of: L'affaire Lerouge, [Paris:1866]. Tall 8vo., 156pp., blind embossed brick coloured cloth, gilt stamped on the upper cover & spine. A very good or better copy of this unusually scarce Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. Lecoq anticipated Sherlock Holmes by 20 years. - Gaboriau's first detective novel, introduced a young police officer named Monsieur Lecoq, who was the hero in three of Gaboriau's later detective novels. Monsieur Lecoq was based on a real-life thief turned police officer, Eugène François Vidocq (1775-1857), whose memoirs, Les Vrais Mémoires de Vidocq, mixed fiction and fact. It may also have been influenced by the villainous Monsieur Lecoq, one of the main protagonists of Féval's Les Habits Noirs book series. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ATALA. Traducção de Guilherme Braga, por el Vizconde de. 1ª edición ilustrada de lujo, rara. Ilustrador Gustave Doré

      - Porto. Editora-a Typ. Luso- Britannica- Gerente José Antonio Castanheira. 1873. In gran folio, xi-67-ivpp-1h. Magníficamente ilustrada con XXX litografías originales sobre láminas con papel protector, grabadas entre otros por Pannemaker, Pisan, Pouget, Louis Sargent, L. Dumont, V. Guachard, Laly, F. Pierdon, A. Gumanis fuera de texto, viñetas iniciales y finales grabadas en zinc, todo de los bocetos originales de Gustavo Doré. Holandesa original piel, hierros en seco, dorados en planos, lomera cuajada, nervios, guardas enteladas, portada a dos tintas, buen y fuerte papel de gran gramaje, cortes al oro. Texto en portugués. Buen estado de ésta monumental, lujosa e insolita edición portuguesa, muy rara en primera edición. François-René, vizconde de Chateaubriand, 1768-1848. Escritor y político francés. Nacido en una rancia familia aristocrática venida a menos. Napoleón lo nombró secretario de embajada en Roma, a las órdenes del cardenal Fesch. En 1804, se enemistó con Bonaparte. Ardiente defensor del sistema monárquico, Napoleón le prohibió residir en los alrededores de París. Sin embargo, en 1811, la Academia Francesa lo admitió entre sus miembros, elogiando su Itinerario. Nombrado par de Francia, embajador no residente en Suecia y, más tarde, ministro del Interior, fue destituido en 1815, entró en la oposición ultramonárquica y hasta 1820 publicó artículos políticos muy polémicos en El Conservador. Con la Restauración, entre 1820 y 1824, obtuvo sucesivamente los puestos de embajador plenipotenciario en Berlín, embajador en Londres y comisionado en el congreso de Verona. Como ministro de Asuntos Exteriores, organizó la expedición de los Cien Mil Hijos de San Luis, pero Villèle lo destituyó en 1824. Sin reconocer nunca la legitimidad de Luis Felipe de Orleans, pronunció su último discurso en la Cámara de los Pares en agosto de 1830 y se refugió en una vida de escritor independiente. Fiel a los Borbones, compuso todavía algunos panfletos edificantes, como ¡Madame, su hijo es mi rey! y visitó al rey, exiliado en Praga. Vivió durante los últimos años de su vida gracias a las rentas que le proporcionó su obra maestra, Memorias de ultratumba. Atala es un cuento romántico sobre las regiones inexploradas de Norteamérica y los Indios foráneos que vivieron allí. No en BGE, ni CCPB. [PRIMERA EDICION]Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The heart of Africa. Three years travels and adventures in the unexplored regions of central Africa. From 1868 to 1871. Translated by Ellen E. Frewer. With an introduction by winwood reade. In two volumes. With maps and woodcut illustrations.

      London, Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle, 1873 - 2 vol. in-8° ; XVI-559 pp.-1 carte h.-t. repliée/X-521 pp.-1 carte h.-t., nombreuses gravures in et hors texte (26 planches), pleine toile verte illustrée or et estampée à froid de l'éditeur, rel. de l'époque, bel exemplaire. Gay, 2568. Czech, p. 144. ÉDITION ORIGINALE DE LA TRADUCTION ANGLAISE. FIRST EDITION. AN EXCELLENT COPY. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Truthühner- und Perlhühner-Zucht in ihrem sichersten, leichtesten und gewinnreichsten Betriebe: Oder: die erprobteste Verfahrungsweise, diese Vögel und zwar in erster Linie die Truthühner, in Betreff ihres überwiegenden Nutzens, ohne besonders großen aufwand an Mühe und Sorgfalt aufzuziehen, in wenig kostspieliger Art zu füttern, zu mästen und für die Tafel schmackhaft zuzubereiten.

      Weimar : Bernhard Friedrich Voigt 1873. XII, 94 Seiten kartoniert 2. Auflage - Zust.: Gutes Exemplar. Einband etwas beschmutzt und geringfügig stockfleckig. Kapital oben und unten abgerieben. Cover hat sich innerhalb des oberen Drittels vom Buchrücken gelöst. Ecke vom Einband, vorne oben rechts min. bestoßen. Anmerkungen mit Bleistift auf Titelblatt. Die Seiten an den Rändern min. berieben und stockfleckig. Kein Einfluss auf Lesbarkeit..

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        Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen. Viertes Stück: Richard Wagner in Bayreuth

      Leipzig: E. W. Fritzsch [Strauss]; Schloss-Chemnitz: Ernst Schmeitzner [Schopenhauer & Wagner],, 1873-74-76. [bound after] … Erstes Stück: David Strauss der Bekenner und der Schriftsteller; … Drittes Stück: Schopenhauer als Erzieher. 3 pamphlets bound in one volume, octavo (217 × 138 mm). Contemporary brown sand-grain cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, covers decoratively blocked in blind, marbled edges, bookbinder's ticket of Hermann Rzebrziezek Jun, Graz. Bookplate of the Austrian composer and conductor Siegmund von Hausegger (1872-1948) dated 1906. Extremities lightly rubbed, endpapers a little browned, inner hinges cracked, Richard Wagner in Bayreuth printed in inferior paper stock and a little tanned as a result as always, still very good copies. First edition of Richard Wagner in Bayreuth, one of 700 first edition copies (the whole edition was 1,500, with 800 falsely marked "Zweite Auflage"), bound with two earlier pamphlets from Nietzsche's Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen (Unconventional Observations), each separately published, the others with print-runs of 1,000 copies. Nietzsche originally conceived a series of thirteen essays. The first published was an attack on David Strauss, author of Des Leben Jesu (1835-6), and his latest book Der alte und der neue Glaube (The Old and the New Faith), to which Wagner had taken an immediate dislike. Wagner suggested Nietzsche publish the work with his own music publisher Fritzsch. Finding payment slow, Nietzsche switched publishers after the second work in the series, Vom Nutzen und Nachteil der Historie für das Leben (1874), the only one of these essays not centred on a specific person. His essay on Schopenhauer describes how the latter's genius, despite his admitted pessimism, might bring about a resurgence of German culture. It was the fourth work in the series, Richard Wagner in Bayreuth, that represented in some respects "the apex of Nietzsche's publishing career" (Schaberg). Nietzsche worked on it from August to October 1875, but at first decided that it should never be published. In April 1876 the composer Peter Gast (1854-1918; real name Heinrich Köselitz) read the piece and argued that it deserved publication. Nietzsche first agreed that Gast could make a fair copy to present to Wagner for his sixtieth-third birthday on 22 May, but then decided not to send it to Wagner, but instead to publish it to coincide with the upcoming premiere of the complete Ring cycle at Bayreuth. The book was published on 10 July 1876, about 90 copies being sold at the opening of the Bayreuth festival. Although well-received by Wagner and ostensibly strongly pro-Wagner in tone, the essay appeared at a pivotal point in Nietzsche's development and foreshadowed his eventual rejection of Wagner and all that he and Bayreuth stood for. The planning and publication of the Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen series was quite haphazard, and affected by Fritzsch's financial difficulties, slow sales, and Nietzsche's loss of enthusiasm for the project. No more of the planned thirteen works appeared after the Wagner essay, though an uncompleted fifth essay was published posthumously. Schmeitzner negotiated to buy the remainders of the first two works from Fritzsch, but was disappointed to find them "very battered" and generally in poor condition, so that complete sets of all four essays, which were all originally issued in wrappers, are very rarely found bound together. This volume has excellent provenance, from the renowned contemporary Wagnerian Siegmund von Hausegger, who was born in Graz, where the volume was bound.

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        The Tour of the World in Eighty Days

      James R. Osgood and Company, Boston 1873 - First American printing, FIRST STATE, without mention of translator on the title page [Ahearn]. 291 pages plus endpapers and title page. Dark blue endpapers. Frontis illustration by Jules Verne of Le Saint Michel. Title page in red and black ink. Roughly 4 ½ by 6 inches. Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering and illustration (same as frontis). Some ornamentation in blind. Page edges dyed red. One of the classics in the genre of science fiction. This edition supposedly preceded the English edition (titled Around the World in Eighty Days). In GOOD+ condition. Light soiling to the covers. Minor scuffing and fading, with the gilt decorations being somewhat dull (especially on the spine). Extremities scuffed with the corners bumped and the spine head and foot pulled and frayed. Cloth beginning to split along the center rear hinge. Spine sun darkened and scuffed along the hinges. Forward lean to the book. Text is clean and solid. Pages browning somewhat. Very faint dampstain present at the very top margin of the pages in last half of the book. This is faint and in no way affects the text. Small fingernail sized dampstain in fore edge margin of the title page. Previous owner’s gift inscription in pencil on the second blank endpaper. Overall an attractive copy in GOOD+ condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Columba Livis, Temm (Rock Pidgeon)

      London 1873 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph "Columba Livis, Temm (Rock Pidgeon)", from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Great Britain" is in good condition with light foxing and staining throughout, measures 21.5" x 14.5", and magnificently displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called Rock Pigeons or Rock Doves, these birds are expertly hand-colored with gray bodies, green collars pink chests and black banded wings and tail feathers. These Rock Pigeons are shown nestled among a cliff overlooking the sea and seagulls below. Shown from different angles allows for their coloring and to be appreciated while resting and in flight. 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’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. Gould was especially proud of this sumptuous work “Birds of Great Britain” (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 “The Birds of Great Britain” was matched by its public success.

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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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        To the Queen [O Loyal to the royal in thyself] from Idylls of the King

      [London: no publisher. 1873]. A single sheet folded to make four pages, Signed by Tennyson at the conclusion. Good, with tears from old folds expertly repaired with Japanese tissue, including a tear over the final letter in the author's signature, unfolded to prevent further wear. This poem was added as a dedicatory epilogue to the collected Idylls of the King in Strahan's library edition of Tennyson's works in 1872 (Idyll was published in various fragment and combinations between 1842 and 1888). Wise (1908) 1,; 224, no. 126, per OCLC. A fragile and rare publication, OCLC cites no libraries with this printing, and no copies have appeared at auction in the past quarter century. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        HISTOIRE DE GIL BLAS DE SANTILLANE. Réimpression de l’édition de 1747, précédée d’une introduction par F. Sarcey.

      - Paris, librairie des bibliophiles, 1873. 2 volumes in-8 demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs richement ornés de filets dorés en pointillés, et dans les entre-nerfs d’un beau décor formé de petits fers dorés encadrant un losange central, têtes dorées, non rogné, couvertures conservées. Un portrait de l’auteur en frontispice gravé par Guélard. Edition tirée à 500 exemplaires, ceux-ci sur vergé.Exemplaires enrichis de 12 GRAVURES SUR CHINE de Ed. Jouaust. Egalement fleurons et lettrines gravés. Un nom au stylo sur un feuillet blanc. MAGNIFIQUE ENSEMBLE, SUPERBEMENT RELIE ET EN PARFAIT ETAT. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LA BOUQUINERIE]
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        The Christian in Palestine or Scenes of Sacred History

      Geo. VIRTUE, London 1873 - THE FAMOUS BLACKMER COPY OF THE BEAUTIFULLY ENGRAVED 'CHRISTIAN IN PALESTINE. WITH 80 Fine Plates in 4to. AN EXCEPTIONAL COPY! The Book: Henry STEBBING: The Christian in Palestine or Scenes of Sacred History, Illustrated by W. H. Bartlett. Published by George Virtue. London. [1873]. Printed by Joseph Rickery of Sherbourn Lane, London. 4to, Full bright red morocco with gilt rule and heavy gilt spine. Vignette Title. 1 Map. 1 Plan. Double page panoramic view of JERUSALEM plus 78 fine steel engraved views. Stebbing adds his own historical detail to Bartlett's fine engravings. The book surveys not only Israel & Palestine, but also Greece and Italy. Christian, Jewish & Arab interests. Save for some minor rubbing to hinges and corners, an unusually beautiful and fresh copy of a book often found heavily foxed. A pencil note indicates that this was lot 1018 in the famous BLACKMER Sale. While I cannot guarantee that, it matches the catalogue description exactly with 'some spotting, mostly at margins, contemporary maroon morocco gilt, slightly rubbed. Blackmer had one the most celebrated travel libraries of the 20th century and the catalogue of his collection has become a standard reference. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: M Benjamin Katz FineBooksRareManuscripts]
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        Prose Idylls, New and Old

      London - Macmillan and Co., 1873 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The uncommon first edition of Charles Kingsley's quirky natural history essays. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. Kingsley's love of outdoor life, his eye for landscape, and his fascination with the natural and human history of particular places gave rise to vivid, quirky occasional essays such as North Devon and Chalk stream studies, originally written for Fraser's Magazine, which he collected as Prose Idylls (1873) -ODNB. Condition: The binding is generallytight and firm. The inner hinges are strained. There is only slight wear to the extremities, with just slight bumping, and a mark to the rear board. Internally the pages have slight browning and intermittent light foxing. Overall the condition is very good..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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