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

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

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        HOBB'S ARCHITECTURE: CONTAINING DESIGNS AND GROUND PLANS FOR VILLAS, COTTAGES, AND OTHER EDIFICES, BOTH SUBURBAN AND RURAL, ADAPTED TO THE UNITED STATES WITH RULES FOR CRITICISM, AND INTRODUCTION

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

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        IN SEARCH OF THE CASTAWAYS

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

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

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

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        Devotions of Dame Gertrude More

      Art and Book Co 1873 - Hardcover book published by Art and Book Co., with no publishing date noted. The book is good plus with shelfwear, rubbed corners, browning to the pages (many which are still uncut) and a small tear to the title page. A nice example of a very scarce resource. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Organization of the Texas & Pacific Railway Company for 1873

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

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        Modern Painters

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

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        THE FIEND'S DELIGHT by Dod Grile [pseudonym]

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

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

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

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

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

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        Les stalactites.

      Alphonse Lemerre 1873 - - Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1873, 9,5x16,5cm, relié. - Nouvelle édition. Reliure en demi chagrin bordeaux à coins, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés orné de doubles caissons dorés agrémentés de motifs floraux dorés, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, tête dorée. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à son proche ami Edmond de Goncourt. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        VIGNETTES: ALPINE AND EASTERN

      Thompson, London 1873 - Legatura parlante editoriale in percallina viola su cartone rigido, titolo e vignetta impressa in oro su tutto il piatto anteriore, titolo in oro al dorso e cornice impressa a secco sul piatto posteriore. 28 pagine non numerate, e 11 tavole litografiche a colori (su 12) su cartoncino  incollato editorialmente  ai fogli. L'opera, interessante seppur incompleta di una tavola, è arricchita da raffinate vedute a più colori raffiguranti il Monviso, Weisshorn, il Ruitor ed altre vedute alpine. Esemplare in buone condizioni,  piccola macchia la piatto anteriore, sporadiche fioriture alle tavole. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("HBrugsch").

      Wien, 30. X. 1873. - 4 SS. auf Doppelblattatt. Gr.-8vo. Beiliegend eine Kabinettphotographie (105:63 mm). An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "[.] Um zur Hauptsache zu kommen, so bin ich zunächst vollständig unschuldig an der neuen Expedition in die Wüste; der Gang war Rohlfs-Bismarck (?) - General Consul v. Jasmund - Khedive. Seit 1½ Jahren von Egypten abwesend, kam nicht einmal mein guter Rath in Betracht. Anfang December bin ich wieder inschallah in Kairo, und werde alles aufbieten Ihren Plänen nützlich zu sein. Wie schön wäre es, wenn wir uns, nach so vielen Zwischenerlebnissen, an den Ufern des Niles - freilich älter und gräulicher geworden - wiedersehen könnten. Schade daß Sie Wien und die Ausstellung nicht gesehen haben: Egypten bot manches Interessante. Ueber 100 ausgestopfte Vögel Abessiniens würden Sie vor allen lebhaft interessirt haben, ebenso unsere sonstigen objets exposés bis zu Sir Samuel Bakers Karten der neu-annectirten Länder Hoch-Afrika's [.]". - Das Portrait zeigt den großen Ägyptologen im Brustbild en face. - Der Br. auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf "Aegyptische Ausstellung 1873 in Wien". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        'Marine-Bilder 1906' (Einbandtitel).

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

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        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.

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        A Simpleton

      London - Chapman and Hall 1873 - A beautifully bound novel in three volumes by Charles Reade (1814- 1884) who was an English novelist and dramatistFirst edition. In three volumes complete. Reade began his literary career as a dramatist, and it was his own wish that the word 'dramatist' should stand first in the description of his occupations on his tombstone. As an author, he always had an eye to stage effect in scene and situation as well as in dialogue. Reade also produced three elaborate studies of character: Griffith Gaunt (1866), A Terrible Temptation (1871), A Simpleton (1873). The first of these was in his own opinion his best novel. Reade's novels were popular, and he was among England's highest-paid novelists; however, many libraries refused to carry his works on the grounds that they were indecent. Condition: Beautifully rebound in quarter cloth with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, in a lovely condition. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughoutwith onlythe odd spot and handling mark to pages. Overall: FINE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The American Journal of the Medical Sciences Volumes 65 thru 80

      Philadelphia: Henry C. Lea. Very Good. 1873-1880. 1/2 Sheep Cloth Covered Boards. ex-libris; gift plate on front pastedown; Wagner Bros. bookbinders stamp to end paper ; Contiguous Volumes 65-80; set gift of Byron Stanton, MD (Civil War surgeon in the 1st Ohio Light Infantry and 120th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Superintendent of the Northern Ohio Lunatic Asylum and founder of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists), whose name also appears on the bindings.; 8vo .

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        Comedias Inéditas. Tomo I. y Único.: Amor, Pleito y Desafío. - Amor Con Vistas - La Prueba De Los Amigos - Un Pastoral Albergue. - Relación De La Comedia Del Premio De La Hermosura.

      Colección De Libros Españoles Raros o Curiosos., Madrid 1873 - XV - 494pp. 1 h. En buen papel de hilo. Perfecto ejemplar, conservando las cubiertas originales, con una encuadernación de Brugalla, a media piel con puntas. Lomera con nervios. Corte superior dorado. =Comedias por primera vez impresas. Size: 8º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Paradise Lost

      London: Basil, Montagu, Pickering 1873 - 4to., full calf with morocco label printed in gilt; raised bands; hand-tooled ornate cover design, with a touch of rubbing to spine; custom made folding box. Pickering edition, with the library bookplate of Sir Coles Child (1862-1929 ). First baronet of Bromley Place, Kent, Child served as the chairman of the Kent Mental Hospital Committee. Shipping extra. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Broadside]: Corn Hall, Harleston. A Lecture on Charles Dickens (With Readings from some of his best Works) Will be delivered in the above hall, on Friday Evening, May 9th ... by John Trist ... Tickets to be had of Mr. Cann, Bookseller

      Harleston, [Norfolk, England]: T.S. Cann, Printer. [no date - probably 1873]. Broadside on light green paper. Approximately 15" x 20". Old folds and modest tears with several small and neat professional repairs at the folds on the verso, very good or better. A handsome and relatively large broadside advertising a lecture, and with a list of about a dozen readings from Dickens including "Scrooge the Miser," "Barkis is Willing," "Oliver Twist," "David Copperfield," and "Uriah Heep." In 1875 Trist wrote a little known book of short essays called Threads of Gossamer that treats of Dickens. We can find one mention of the printer Cann, also in 1875: the closest May 9th to that day would be either 1873 or 1879. .

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        MISSION OF THE NORTH AMERICAN PEOPLE, GEOGRAPHICAL, SOCIAL, AND POLITICAL

      Philadelphia. 1873.. 217pp. plus six folding maps. Original maroon cloth, gilt stamped spine. Small nicks and tears in maps, occasionally affecting text. "Map of North America Deliniating the Mountain System...." detached, text affected where torn. Overall, a very good copy with well-handled maps. Second edition, reprinted from Gilpin's THE CENTRAL GOLD REGION (1860). The first edition to appear under this title. A former governor of Colorado, he espouses his peculiar view of the future of the Anglo-Saxon race. Three maps of North America exhibit Gilpin's strange theories of climate, geology and civilization, while two maps show the parks of Colorado, and one the world. HOWES G192. GRAFF 1556. SABIN 27468.

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        Through The Looking Glass

      Macmillan, UK 1873 - 1st Edition 28th thous 1873. Printed one year after the 1st Edition and in the same format. The book is in the original cloth and very good. Rear board quite darkened in one area. Edges lightly rubbed. Light fraying to spine tips. Contents good. Bookplate square mark to inner page. Pages lightly soiled and marked. Gitt page edges. A good example of this classic work in the original cloth. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO ENLARGE. Digital images available upon request. Ref3161 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Phrenological Illustrations, or an Artist's View of the Craniological System of Doctors Called Gall and Spurzheim

      London: Republished for the Artist by Frederick Arnold, 86, Fleet Street, E.C, 1873. Later edition (7 shillings 6 pence , coloured). Oblong folio (280 x 380 mm.). Vignette title page, Verso "Re-Issue of 'Phrenological Illustrations' " , and one other leaf of letterpress. With 6 engraved hand- colored plates illustrating 34 figures. Bound in original brown cloth spine and printed paper over boards, with newspaper clipping of letter from Gilbert Dalziel tipped-in at ffep. Laid into a crimson cloth drop box. Cohn 178 (First edition) . Inscribed at the top of the title page "To George Dalziel with the best regards of Geo. Cruikshank / Janry. 1874." George Dalziel (1815-1902) and his brother Edward (1817-1905) founded Dalziel Brothers engravers in 1839 and were the most famous in their trade until photo-mechanical processes superseded the need for engravers. A fine association

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        Paradisea Minor [Lesser Bird of Paradise]

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

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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.. 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). 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.

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        Historia General de Francia desde la mas remota antigüedad hasta nuestros días. Redactada imparcialmente con presencia de los mejores datos históricos por . Adornandola unos 2000 bellos dibujos entre láminas sueltas, grabados intercalados en el texto,

      La Enciclopedia Ilustrada Tasso, Barcelona 1873 - holandesa rozada, interior bien conservado texto a 2 columnas, manchas del tiempo. retratos, etc, dibujos a lápiz de eminentes artistas como Doré, Philippoteaux, Fath, etc. 4 Volúmenes. 2385 págs.

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        Memorie storiche di Massa Marittima edite per cura di Olinto Comparini con note, documenti ed illustrazioni.

      Tip. Massetana,, Massa Marittima, 1873 - Due volumi di cm. 24,5, pp. 622 (2); 576. Con la pianta della città di Fabio Topi e 9 belle tavole fuori testo di vedute in litografia seppiata a due colori. Bross. orig decorata (priva del piatto anteriore del secondo volume). Esemplare genuino e marginoso, in ottimo stato di conservazione, a fogli chiusi. Edizione originale, non comune pubblicata in 80 dispense. Cfr. Platneriana; non in Lozzi. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Les Roses; Histoire - Culture - Description.

      Paris, J.Rothschild 1873 - 8vo. 2nd ed. 26.5 x 16.5 cms. 60 chromolithograph plates of roses, mostly with hand finishing, all tissue-guarded and some printed on tinted paper, many text wood engravings, contemporary full morocco with gilt lettering and decoration, all edges gilt. Corners very slightly rubbed, sporadic foxing not affecting plates which are bright and clean and finely coloured. Owner's book label on front pastedown and blind stamp on titlepage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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).

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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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