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        Le verger ou histoire, culture et description avec planches coloriées des variétés de fruits le plus généralement connues.Paris, G. Masson, [1873]. 8 parts in 8 volumes. Large 8vo (28 x 18.7 cm). With 384 chromo-lithographed plates with 792 figures depicting pears, apples, plums, peaches, cherries and apricots. Contemporary blind-stamped green buckram.

      Nissen, BBI 1295 (mentions, wrongly, 9 volumes with only 522 figures); not in Stafleu; Rafael, S. An Oak Spring Pomona. First edition of one of the rarest pomological works of the 19th century. The work contains an extensive description in 8 parts of the following fruits: part 1-3 on pears, growing in winter, summer and fall; part 4-5 on apples, growing precocious or tardily; part 6 on plums; part 7 on peaches and part 8 on cherries and apricots. Of each sort the fruit, the tree on which it grows, the varieties in which it appears, the skin etc. are extensively described and a list is given of the other works in which that particular fruit is described or mentioned. Each description is illustrated with a beautiful and detailed picture, all painted by Pingeon and Lefèvre and lithographed by Severeyns, Grabowski, Dupuy or Lefèvre.Beautiful set.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        ALBUM OF BEAUTY

      New York [and Baltimore]: Geo A. Leavitt, [ca. 1873]. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Embossed leather album with inlaid fruit-themed medallion on front cover, with six full-page steel portrait engravings of women. Approx. 60pp. on as many leaves. Spine taped, tape beginning to pull away at bottom. Leather worn through at corners. Starting. Some offsetting, toning to pages; one loose leaf. Good. A blank book presented to Margaret "Maggie" Schwartzhaupt of Baltimore by her father on Christmas Day, 1873. Every page is filled with holographic sentiments, each in a unique hand, from her friends and family between 1873 and 1896. Some pages are embellished with illustrations and some with lovely Victorian scrap. Tipped to the last pages of the album are newspaper articles mentioning family marriages, births, and deaths. Several of the messages are written in German, though most are in English. Especially noteworthy, however, is that all of the messages are written entirely in verse, several accompanied by exceptional calligraphic elements (see above). The album contains beautifully-expressed sentiments from friends, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and even (as the years pass) one written by Maggie's son, headed "To Mama" and dated 1896, bringing the album to a touching and beautiful close. A chronicle of over two decades of relationships, one exhibiting uncommon care and skill in its execution – all the more remarkable given the number of hands in its production. A lovely document.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        Lembrancas e Curiosidades do Valle do Amazonas

      Para: Typ do Futuro, 1873 First Edition. A good copy with some notes on the endpapers; binding somewhat tired. 8vo.,. ; 328 pp. A fascinatng and apparently random compilation of notes on the Amazon, it\'s people, travel, rivers, geography, medicine, natural history etc. that includes references to a number of indigenous languages (the volume is completely indexed for quick ref.) . Printed in Amazonia and written by an inhabitant.

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        Report from the Select Committee on The Goulburn Volunteer Corps ... [and] Goulburn Volunteer Corps (Case of Captain Rossi) Finding of the Court of Inquiry

      Sydney: Thomas Richards, 1873-, 1874. Two volumes, foolscap folio, pp. 56 and 160; fine copies in recent quarter calf. Two Government papers relating the case of Captain Rossi of the Goulburn Volunteer Rifles: 'His overbearing conduct aroused public protest and led in 1873 to a recommendation for his removal by a Legislative Assembly select committee; but Governor Robinson ordered a military inquiry and precipitated a constitutional crisis in 1874. Rossi was relieved of his command and enlisted as a private' (ADB).

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        Ulysses Grant visits the cottage of one of his friends and benefactors, newspaper publisher George W. Childs, in Long Branch, New Jersey, 1873

      A large mounted albumen photograph, 10" x 8", by Pach Bros., New York, 1873, titled "GEN. GRANT at GEO. W. CHILDS COTTAGE / LONG BRANCH 1873". Shows Grant seated with his wife Julia and their friend, George W. Childs, at his cottage in Long Branch, New Jersey. Back layer of mount removed, photo service stamps and inked notations on verso, creased at corners, horizontal crease and small tear at bottom margin do little to detract from the overall presentation. A superb portrait of Grant during a visit to the summer cottage of George William Childs, publisher of the Philadelphia "Public Ledger" (standing in profile at left). Childs, together with his friends Anthony Drexel, George Pullman, and Moses Taylor, pooled their money to purchase a summer cottage for the Grant family in Long Branch, New Jersey in 1869. In her memoirs, Julia Grant fondly recalled how her husband relished his working vacations at the Jersey Shore: "Tired and weary as he was with his monotonous offic

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        Narrative Journal of Travels Through the Northwestern Regions of the United States Extending from Detroit Through the Great Chain of American Lakes, to the Sources of the Mississippi River Performed as a Member of the Expedition Under Governor Cass

      8vo. Modern brown cloth with gilt spine lettering. xiv, 419pp, (5pp). Hand-colored foldout frontispiece map, engraved title page, 7 called-for full-page engraved plates. Very good. Mild age toning. Tight, handsome first edition of this important travelogue in a sharp mid-20th century binding that preserves from the front pastedown a slip bearing the original ownership signature: "Henry B. Lockwood / March 26th, 1873 / New York" -- likely the early New York Stock Exchange member (1851-1915). Lockwood's name is also inkstamped near the bottom of the dedication page (iii). The foldout frontispiece map is lovely and bright, with a single old archival repair on verso, and two of the seven full-page plates ("Indian Manufactures" and "Geological View of Rock Formations on Lake Superior") are hand colored. Lacks errata slip, else a lovely copy of this important title. NEW HOWES S 190. SABIN 77862. STREETER SALE 1782.

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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.,. Good. 1873. Hardcover. B00GUN27HU . Translated from the French. One hundred and ten illustrations (by Alphonse de Neuville and Edouard Riou). Second American edition and first printing thus (no "The End" on page 303). Octavo, bound in green cloth with gilt and black lettering and design (Captain Nemo on front board), all edges gilt, original brown endpapers.Edge worn with some fraying at the spine ends, one inch tear to the cloth at the base of the rear joint, starting to separate along the rear hinge (but still firmly attached), a few signatures are a bit loose, previous owner's name and date (1875) on front endpage, else good. ; 303 pages .

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        Journal of an Engineer Working at the Tarr Farm Oil Field in Pennsylvania: 1873

      Tarr Farm, Pennsylvanis: Manuscript Journal, 1873. Leather Wallet. Very Good. Leather Wallet. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. Small notebook, self-contained in a black leather wallet is approximately 3" x 5" with over 70 pages of manuscript text. Five other small documents are laid-in including an itemized state tax receipt for 1872 and postal, telegraph, and express receipts. Patterson, an engineer who invented an improved method to remove drill bits and extensions that had been stuck fast deep underground, worked at the famous Tarr Farm. The Tarr Farm was one of earliest, largest, and best producing Pennslyvania oil fields; in 1870 it was valued in excess of $2 million dollars and had over 1,000 inhabitants living on-site in a 'town' with stores, hotels, dwellings, machine shops, and even a school and church. While Patterson's entries don't mention his earlier invention, they do discuss work with derricks, pumps, drills, cutters, and tubing, as well as the fabrication of parts and tools. Some of his entries include: "went up to the old derrick and cut up the sills . . . fixed the Temper screw and then the pump played out and had to work till noon to get the boiler filled . . . after dinner went and ground the knives and then walked up the well fixed the cutter and made a run got four pieces of casing and got home by dark . . . made the springs took them to the gun shop and had them tempered . . . after dinner went to Mount's shop and repaired the cutter at night . . . drew out the tubing but in both springs put in wood a cut at 500 ft . . . after a little prying started the casing dress out the cutter gave it to Morrison and then drew out the casing winding a rope around the bull wheel and using the horses and wagon took out the casing . . . helpd the Blacksmith Mr Payne to make Rope Knife and Grabs got them done by 5 PM and carried them down to the well. The boys had been at work all day fixing up the engine and running the spear." A detailed 19th century hands-on account of work in the Pennsylvania oil fields.

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        Autobiography

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        HORACE. TRADUCTION EN VERS. ( signé, envoi)

      Paris, librairie des Bibliophiles, 1873. Relié, demi - marroquin brun, dos orné de pièce de titre doré sur maroquin rouge et vert, plats marbré, plats de papier marbré, 2 frontispice gravé, 13x20,5cm, 431pp + 470pp + 459pp, gravures hors texte, tres bon état!!!Avec envoi et signé par l' auteur. Tome 1: Odes et les Épodes. Tome 2: Satires et Épitres. Tome 3: Notes et commentaires. Ouvrage de 500 exemplaires sur papier de Hollande.

      [Bookseller: Erik Tonen Books]
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        Nachrichten über Industrie, Handel und Verkehr aus dem Statistischen Department im k. k. Handels-Ministerium, Band 1-11, 14-16, 19-27, 29-43, 44/1-2, 45, 46/1-2, 47, 50/1-2, 51, 55/1-2, 56, 58/1-2, 59, 61/1-2, 62, 64/1-2, 65, 67/1-2, 70/1-2, 71, 73/1-2, 74, 78/1-2, 79/1-2, 80/1-2, 82/1-2, 84/1-2

      Wien, k. k. Hof- u. Staatsdruckerei 1873-19060 - Insgesamt 77 Bände, Nr. von 1 bis 88, einige Bände fehlen. Einheitliche Halbleineneinbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln, 4° (26 x 20cm., Gesamte Gewicht ca 100 kg ( 200 lb). POSTAGE WILL BE DETERMINATED INDIVIDUALLY BY TARGET COUNTRY OF DELIVERY !! Bibliotheksexemplare, ein Band schimmelfleckig, manche Einbände etwas berieben oder leicht fleckig, einige wenige Seiten etwas braunfleckig oder fingerfleckig, sonst gut.

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat J.Fryc]
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        SPIRITUELLES, (UNWRITTEN SONGS OF SOUTH CAROLINA), SUNG BY THE CAROLINA SINGERS, DURING THEIR CAMPAIGNS IN THE NORTH, IN 1872-73... WRITTEN FOR THE FIRST TIME, FROM MEMORY, BY THE CAROLINA SINGERS...NINTH THOUSAND

      [Philadelphia: H. L. Acker, [ca. 1873].. 48pp. 12mo. Original printed yellow wrappers. Engraved view of the Fairfield Normal Institute (home of The Carolina Singers) on the rear cover. Wrappers soiled and lightly stained, with a few closed edge tears. Good. A group of former slaves, now students at the Fairfield Normal Institute near Columbia, S.C., formed the Carolina Singers in 1872, and toured the northern States to raise school funds. The blurb on the title page informs us that the group was devoted to "sing the weird songs of the colored people, as they learned them in the days of Slavery." Like the Fisk Jubilee Singers just before them, the Carolina Singers were a university chorus that helped introduce the public at large to the spiritual and folk songs of the plantation, along with newer, developing music focused on the post-war African-American experience. Highlights among the forty-three songs here include "The Gospel Train," "Swing Low Sweet Chariot," "Go Down Moses," "Roll Jordan Roll," and "What Makes Old Satan Follow Me So." Eileen Southern, THE MUSIC OF BLACK AMERICANS, pp.227- 31.

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        NUGGETS AND DUST PANNED OUT IN CALIFORNIA BY

      London: Chatto & Windus, [1873].. [2],vi,175,[1],[8]pp. Small octavo. Pictorial wrappers. Rebacked at an early date with plain paper, wrappers chipped and frayed at edges, with tear at lower edge, occasional marginal nicks and short tears, two leaves of terminal catalogue carelessly opened, probably lacking the front true free endsheet; frankly, a rather dim copy, but textually sound. Enclosed in a rather eccentric half calf slipcase. First edition, BAL's printing B (no assigned priority) of Bierce's second book. Published pseudonymously like its predecessor, THE FIEND'S DELIGHT, this collection is additionally represented as edited by "J. Milton Sloluck," adding another layer to Bierce's ruse. Both were assembled from his various contributions to California periodicals. Although originally announced for publication by John Camden Hotten, the publisher of THE FIEND'S DELIGHT, Hotten's death placed it among the assets taken over by Chatto & Windus and seen to completion. No comparable U.S. edition appeared, and it is among Bierce's least common publications. BAL 1099. STARRETT 2. BAIRD & GREENWOOD 251. TOPP III, p.33.

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        THE FIEND'S DELIGHT. By "Dod Grile."

      London: John Camden Hotten, [1873].. Plum-brown cloth, decorated in gilt. Rebacked, with the original backstrip laid down, fore-corners a bit worn and cloth a bit rubbed, small spot to fore-edge in latter portion of text (mainly in the 32pp. catalogue), early ink inscription on half- title, once tipped-in bookplate now laid in. A sound copy of an uncommon book. First edition of Bierce's first separate publication, preceding the American issue consisting of Hotten sheets under A.L. Luyster's imprint. In spite of the above noted detractions, this is not too bad a copy of a book often seen in dilapidated condition. BAL 1096. STARRETT 1.

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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

      Philadelphia: Stedman, Brown & Lyon, 1873. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 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.

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        Die Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments Aus der Vulgata übersetzt von Dr. Joseph Franz von Allioli

      Stuttgart, Eduard Hallberger, 1873.. dritte Auflage, zwei Bände 230 ganzseitige Holzstiche,Prachtausgabe nach Gustave Dore und 4 Blatt Familienchronik Fol., > 35 cm, die Bibeln sind im sehr guten Zustand, keine Stockflecken, Abrisse, Eintragungen o.ä. Zustand, (2-1 ) Dekorative, rote O.Leder, mit reicher Gold- und Blindprägung auf Rücken und Deckeln, Ganzgoldschnitt.,die Einbände nur mit sehr leichten Lagerspuren, die Bände werden in eigens dafür angefertigten Plexiglaskassetten geliefert.. Die Dore-Bibel ist die bekannteste Bibelausgabe des 19. Jahrhunderts und bis heute die populärste Bilderbibel weltweit. Dores Stiche faszinieren nicht nur durch ihre Erzählfreude, ihre realistische Darstellung und dramatische Zuspitzung, sondern vor allem durch effektvolle Hell-Dunkel-Kontraste. Sie haben die religiösen Vorstellungen von Generationen geprägt. Erstmals 1866 in französischer Ausgabe erschienen, gab es die Dore-Bibel innerhalb kürzester Zeit in Pracht- und Volkausgaben in allen europäischen Sprachen. Gustave Dore (1832-1883) war der erfolgreichste und bekannteste französische Buchillustrator des 19. Jahrhunderts. BR

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        The Dramatic Works of Richard Brome, containing Fifteen Comedies. Now first collected in three volumes. [Edited by R. H. Shepherd]. IN THREE (3) VOLUMES

      London: John Pearson, 1873. Facsimile. Hardcover. Fine. Three volumes. London: John Pearson, 1873. [x],468; [xxiv],170,[x],95,[1],[iv],110,[iv],130,[2]; xii,[ii],550pp. Portrait frontispiece to volume one. §Type-facsimile text. Neatly bound in twentieth-century half-calf, double contrasting labels, gilt lettering and decoration, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Tiny scuff to spine of volume one. A near fine, bright set. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This is a heavy/overweight book, therefore additional postage will be charged - To order this book PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information).

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        Kejser og galilæer. Et verdenshistorisk skuespil.

      København 1873. 8vo. 512 s. Orig. dekorert helsjirtingbd. (Brunt). Helt gullsnitt. Hilsen på fribl

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        THE WORKS OF ... edited by Charles Knight with illustrations on steel from pictures by C. W. Cope, E.M. Ward, C.P.Leslie, S.A. Hart, D. Maclise, W. P. Frith, Sir John Gilbert, J. A. Houston, J. Pettie, W. Mulready, E. W. Frost, J. L. Gerome, C. Clint, H. S. Marks, W. Q. Orchardson, G. H. Broughton, in Two (actually three) volumes.

      NY:: Virtue & Yorston,, [1873-76].. Imperial Edition. 3 volumes, large, heavy folio. AEG, Profusely illustrated throughout with very fine full-page steel engravings by select artists, vignette half-title and portrait frontispiece. Volumes 1 & 2 contain the texts of the works while volume three contains the steel engravings. Bound in black 3/4 morocco, spine stamped in gilt. Jaggard page 542 (calling for just two volumes). A very nice clean set. Postage extra at cost. 35 pounds of the Bard.

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        Liebig-Bilder-Serie: ( Veritable Extrait de Viande Liebig ): Sanguinetti-Nummer 028: Amourettes 4.

      Liebig, 1873.. ( Liebig-Bilder-Serie in Chromolithographie gedruckt, teils unter Verwendung von Gold und Silber. Bildgröße 10 x 7 cm: Katalognummer und Erscheinungsjahr nach dem Katalog von Sanguinetti ermittelt: Serie in französischer Sprache ): Hier die Serie Nummer 28: " Amourettes 4 " aus dem Jahrgang 1873-1878, gedruckt bei Testu & Massin in Paris ( Serie ist nur in Frankreich erschienen / italienischer Titel: " Amorini 4 " ). Gezeigt werden Szenen um einen kleinen Amor: " Amourette: sitzt in einem Vogelnest /...paddelt auf einem Seerosenblatt /...beschirmt sich mit Tropenhelm /...angelt /...spielt 3 Vögeln auf einer Okarine etwas vor / ...spielt mit einem Holzschuh Boot /...spielt Gitarre um Münzen zu erhalten /...füttert nackte Vögelchen /...mit Schirm im Regen / ...reitet auf einer Schildkröte /...unter einem weißen Zelt aus Papier / ( Bild *m* fehlt hier ) ". Mit zusammen 11 ( von 12 Bildern - Bild 12 das einen kleinen Amor zeigt der ein Pferdchen anstreicht ist hier fehlend ). Teils mit stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren: Etwas fleckig und berieben, ein Bild mit beschnittenem weißen Außenrand, 1 Bild an der rechten oberen Ecke beschädigt, 1 Bild mit Knick an der linken oberen Ecke, 4 Bilder mit beschädigter Rückseite, Rückseiten teils etwas fleckig. - außerordentlich selten - ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ).

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        THE STONES OF VENICE.

      London, Smith, Elder and Co., 1873.NEW EDITION 1873, 3 volumes, complete set, LIMITED TO 1500 COPIES SIGNED BY RUSKIN AT THE END OF THE PREFACE, approximately 260 x 170 mm, 10¼ x 6¾, 53 plates by the author, a few in colour, some tinted, many text illustrations, pages: xxi, (1), 400; vi, (2), 394; (4), 362, bound in original publisher's full fine ribbed brown cloth, wide embossed foliar borders to covers, gilt peacocks vignette to centre of covers, spine with embossed foliar decoration, gilt lettering, and gilt Venetian lion vignette at head, top edges gilt, mid brown endpapers. Spines of Volumes I and II slightly worn with tiny nicks to cloth, light spotting to lower third of spine on Volume I, less on the other 2 volumes, upper cover of Volume II slightly faded at edges of upper cover, small nick to lower hinge of Volume II neatly stuck down, endpapers, some paper guards and one or 2 black and white plates slightly foxed in all volumes, front endpapers stained, prelims and early pages slightly foxed, occasional slight foxing throughout in Volume II, front inner paper hinge partly split, light foxing to prelims and very occasionally throughout, many pages unopened in Volume III. A very good clean tight set. Ruskin was the greatest British art critic and social commentator of the Victorian Age. His third great workof criticism, The Stones of Venice (1851 - 53), maintained that the Gothic architecture of Venice reflected national and domestic virtue, while Venetian Renaissance architecture mirrored corruption. He examines Venice's Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance periods and provides a general history of the city combined with the detailed study of the architecture of those periods. 'there has never been more than one opinion about the noble eloquence and haunting beauty of the descriptive passages, or about the permanent value of his work among the earlier masters of Venetian painting and sculpture and the earlier school of Venetian architecture...' (DNB). In his preface Ruskin declares that this new edition has had to be limited to 1500 copies because of the state of the old plates and that he has signed every copy 'certifying it as containing the best states of the old plates now procurable'. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy set which will require extra postage.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

      Boston: Geo M. Smith and Company, 1873. First American edition, second and usual issue, lacking "The End" on page 303; preceded in America by the Osgood issue, of which all but an estimated 30 copies were destroyed in the Great Boston fire. In Very Good condition, with recently repaired front and rear hinges. Pages show some age-related staining, creasing. Engraving at page 66 shows a large, closed tear. Previous owner name and stamp in several places throughout book, with a clipping of Verne tipped in at prelim. Edge wear and rubbing to gilt and cloth, darkening to spine, with chipping at spine ends and a short tear to the cloth at the top of the rear gutter. A lovely copy.

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        Liebig-Bilder-Serie: ( Veritable Extrait de Viande Liebig ): Sanguinetti-Nummer 040: Papillons et fleurs.

      Liebig, 1873.. ( Liebig-Bilder-Serie in Chromolithographie gedruckt, teils unter Verwendung von Gold und Silber. Bildgröße 10 x 7 cm: Katalognummer und Erscheinungsjahr nach dem Katalog von Sanguinetti ermittelt: Serie in französischer Sprache ): Hier die Serie Nummer 40: " Papillons et fleurs " aus dem Jahrgang 1873-1878. ( Diese Serie ist nur in Frankreich erschienen / italienischer Titel: " Farfalle e fiori " ). Gezeigt werden: " Ein großer mehrfarbiger und ein blauer Schmetterling auf rosa und lila Blüten / Ein großer blauer und ein kleiner roter Schmetterling auf weißen Blüten / Ein großer roter und ein kleiner blauer Schmetterling auf weißen Blüten / Ein großer mehrfarbiger und ein roter Schmetterling auf roten Blüten / Ein großer roter, ein kleiner blauer und ein kleiner rosa Schmetterling auf blauen Blüten / Ein rosa und ein großer rosa-blauer Schmetterling auf rosa Blüten ". Zusammen 6 Bilder. Mit teils starken Gebrauchsspuren: 4 Bilder am weißen Rand beschnitten, etwas fleckig und berieben, Rückseiten beschädigt und fleckig. - von hoher Seltenheit - ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ).

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        Journal of an Engineer Working at the Tarr Farm Oil Field in Pennsylvania: 1873

      Tarr Farm, Pennsylvanis: Manuscript Journal, 1873. Small notebook, self-contained in a black leather wallet is approximately 3" x 5" with over 70 pages of manuscript text. Five other small documents are laid-in including an itemized state tax receipt for 1872 and postal, telegraph, and express receipts. Patterson, an engineer who invented an improved method to remove drill bits and extensions that had been stuck fast deep underground, worked at the famous Tarr Farm. The Tarr Farm was one of earliest, largest, and best producing Pennslyvania oil fields; in 1870 it was valued in excess of $2 million dollars and had over 1,000 inhabitants living on-site in a 'town' with stores, hotels, dwellings, machine shops, and even a school and church. While Patterson's entries don't mention his earlier invention, they do discuss work with derricks, pumps, drills, cutters, and tubing, as well as the fabrication of parts and tools. Some of his entries include: "went up to the old derrick and cut up the sills . . . fixed the Temper screw and then the pump played out and had to work till noon to get the boiler filled . . . after dinner went and ground the knives and then walked up the well fixed the cutter and made a run got four pieces of casing and got home by dark . . . made the springs took them to the gun shop and had them tempered . . . after dinner went to Mount's shop and repaired the cutter at night . . . drew out the tubing but in both springs put in wood a cut at 500 ft . . . after a little prying started the casing dress out the cutter gave it to Morrison and then drew out the casing winding a rope around the bull wheel and using the horses and wagon took out the casing . . . helpd the Blacksmith Mr Payne to make Rope Knife and Grabs got them done by 5 PM and carried them down to the well. The boys had been at work all day fixing up the engine and running the spear." A detailed 19th century hands-on account of work in the Pennsylvania oil fields.. Leather Wallet. Very Good. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall.

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        Extensive archive of correspondence (letters to Agnew) and ephemera

      1873-1888. <p>Agnew, Cornelius Rea (1830-88). Extensive archive of correspondence and ephemera, consisting of 2987 letters (totaling circa 5770 pages) and 395 pieces of ephemera including postcards, calling cards, printed pieces, telegrams and a photograph. 1838 &#150; 1908, with all but 12 of the letters dating from the period 1873 &#150; 1888. Very good. </p><p>The Largest Physician&#146;s Archive That We Have Ever Handled, containing nearly 3000 pieces of correspondence to New York physician Cornelius Rea Agnew, one of the most prominent American eye and ear specialists in the nineteenth century. Included are letters from some of New York City&#146;s most prominent citizens, as well as hundreds of letters from doctors and patients discussing medical issues. Also included are letters on personal and social issues, and hundreds of pieces of ephemera documenting Agnew&#146;s professional and philanthropic activities in the last fifteen years of his life. </p><p>Cornelius Rea Agnew, a native of New York City, obtained his medical degree from Columbia University&#146;s College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1852 and received further training in Europe under such physicians as William Wilde (father of Oscar Wilde), William Bowman, Alfred Velpeau and Philippe Ricord. Just after his graduation Agnew accepted surgical posts at the New York Hospital and the Eye and Ear Infirmary, and in 1858 he was appointed Surgeon-General of the State of New York. </p><p>When the Civil War broke out in 1861 the governor of New York appointed Agnew Director of the New York State Volunteer Hospital. That same year Agnew became one of the founding members of the United States Sanitary Commission, the civilian organization authorized by the U. S. government to provide medical and charitable aid to the soldiers of the Union Army. Agnew dedicated himself to the Sanitary Commission during the next four years, even resigning his post at the Eye and Ear Infirmary in 1864 so that he could devote more time to his Commission duties. &#147;The life-saving work of the Commission at Antietam, the battles of the Wilderness, and the relief to the wounded and sick soldiers who returned from Southern prisons were made so successful principally by the carefully arranged plans of Dr. Agnew, and which were superintended by him&#148; (Obituary). Agnew remained a member of the Sanitary Commission&#146;s Standing Committee until the Commission was dissolved in 1878. </p><p>In 1864 Agnew helped to establish the Columbia School of Mines, and after the war he set up an ophthalmic clinic at the College of Physicians, where he also served as Clinical Professor of Diseases of the Eye and Ear. In 1868 he founded the Brooklyn Eye and Ear Hospital and the following year he established the Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital, which is still in operation. Agnew served as secretary of the first society organized in New York for sanitary reform, and helped to prepare the first draft of the city&#146;s public health laws. He was active in a large number of medical, scientific, educational and philanthropic organizations, including the American Ophthalmological Society, the American Otological Society, Columbia University, the New York Academy of Medicine, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Union League Club, which he helped found. </p><p>Agnew made several important contributions to ophthalmological literature, including &#147;A method for operation for divergent squint&#148; (1865; Garrison-Morton 5894), and &#147;Practical suggestions for the treatment of lachrymal diseases&#148; (1871), a paper describing a new incision for drainage of the lacrimal sac. He also wrote several works on otology and on medical ethics. </p><p>Agnew&#146;s medical and philanthropic activities in New York during the last fifteen years of his life are well represented in our archive, which includes letters from such notable correspondents as: </p><p>· John Jacob Astor III (1822-90), financier and philanthropist </p><p>· Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard (1809-89), deaf American scientist and educator; president of Columbia University from 1864-88; advocate of higher education for women; Barnard College named in his honor </p><p>· Lyman K. Bass (1836-99), U.S. Congressman (1873-77) and a partner with Grover Cleveland in the law firm of Bass, Cleveland & Bissell </p><p>· Oliver Wolcott Gibbs (1822-1908), American chemist who performed the first electrogravimetric analyses </p><p>· Winthrop S. Gilman (1808-84), founder of the New York banking house of Gilman, Son & Co. </p><p>· Stuyvesant Fish Morris (1843-1928), founder of a prominent family of New York physicians </p><p>· John Strong Newberry (1822-92), American physician, geologist and explorer; member of the U.S. Sanitary Commission </p><p>· Howard Potter (1826-97), industrialist and philanthropist; Treasurer of the U.S. Sanitary Commission; founding member of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History; holder of the chair of geology and paleontology at Columbia University from 1866 to 1890; one of the founders of the Geological Society of America </p><p>· Louisa Lee Schuyler (1837-1926), corresponding secretary of the Women&#146;s Central Association of Relief during the Civil War; founder of the first training school for nurses in the United States </p><p>· Benjamin Silliman, Jr. (1816-85), professor of chemistry at Yale; instrumental in developing the petroleum industry </p><p>· George Templeton Strong (1820-75), lawyer and noted diarist; founding member of the U. S. Sanitary Commission </p><p>Several of these correspondents were members of the U.S. Sanitary Commission Standing Committee. The archive also contains a number of letters from Agnew&#146;s fellow physicians discussing cases, along with letters from current and prospective patients asking for medical advice. The letters are from all over the United States and from several other countries, and are rich in content. &#147;Obituary&#151;Cornelius Rea Agnew, M.D.,&#148; Boston Medical and Surgical Journal 98, no. 17 (1888): 438. </p>

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        HOBB&#39;S ARCHITECTURE

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1873. First edition. Minor wear to extremes, but a bright copy. Quite scarce. First edition. 189p. Illustrated with 84 full-page engraved plates. Original publisher&#39;s green cloth over beveled boards with stylized gilt spine titles and gilt vignette on upper cover, blind rules around the covers. Hitchcock 595.

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        History of Civilization in England. New Edition. BRIGHT CLEAN SET IN SPLENDID OXFORD COLLEGE BINDING

      Longmans Green & Co, 1873. 3 vols., 8vo., with neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper versos; most attractively bound in nineteenth century full calf, sides with double frame border stopped at corners with rosettes all in gilt enclosing frame border in blind within which the fine armorial of St. Johns College Oxford blocked in gilt, backs with five raised bands, second and third compartments with (respectively) green and red leather labels lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments richly tooled and ruled in gilt, marbled edges, gilt dentelles, doublures filleted in blind, marbled endpapers, a very good, bright, clean set in wholly unrestored contemporary armorial binding. . Catalogs: history.

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        Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

      Boston: Geo. M. Smith Co, 1873. Boston: Geo M. Smith and Company, 1873. First American edition, second and usual issue, lacking "The End" on page 303; preceded in America by the Osgood issue, of which all but an estimated 30 copies were destroyed in the Great Boston fire. In Very Good condition, with recently repaired front and rear hinges. Pages show some age-related staining, creasing. Engraving at page 66 shows a large, closed tear. Previous owner name and stamp in several places throughout book, with a clipping of Verne tipped in at prelim. Edge wear and rubbing to gilt and cloth, darkening to spine, with chipping at spine ends and a short tear to the cloth at the top of the rear gutter. A lovely copy.

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        The Intellectual Life

      London - Macmillan and Co., 1873. London - Macmillan and Co., 1873 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. %0D%0AA sumptuously-bound philosophical work from Philip Gilbert Hamilton. %0D%0ABound by Riviere and Son (binder&#39;s ink stamp to verso of front free-endpaper). %0D%0AIncluding an engraved frontispiece. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn a tan calf binding with gilt detailing. Externally, smart, with jus a few marks. Internally, firmly bound. Previous owner&#39;s bookplate to front pastedown. Very faint ink inscription to half-title. Pages are bright, and mainly clean, with just a few instances of foxing. Overall: NEAR FINE%0D%0A%0D%0A.

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        POEMS

      Leipi: Bernhard Tauchntz, 1873. Leipi: Bernhard Tauchntz, 1873. 287pp., bound by Brentano&#39;s of Paris in fulldark blue morocco, boards triple ruled in gilt, raised bands with compartments fully gilt decorated, inner gilt dentelles and marbled papers, top edge gilt, three original photographs of religious scenes mounted and bound in. A couple of tiny nicks to rear board otherwise near fine.. Small Octavo.

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        Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

      Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, (London) 1873 - FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. viii; 303 + 8 (adverts, dated 1872-3) pages. All edges in gilt. 120 illustrations. Pale peach coloured endpapers with contemporary ownership inscription of the front pastedown. Light spots and soiling marks to the text. Original pictorial royal blue bevelled cloth decorated in gilt and black, rebacked with the original spine relaid, the spine has darkened but the gilt is still bright. In custom made dark blue drop-sided velvet lined box. The rare first English and first ever English language edition of one of the classic works of science fiction. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Return

      FONT>%0D%0A 1873 - %0D%0AA thorough two volumesurvey of land ownership in England and Wales. %0D%0AThe return intended to show the numbers and names of owners of land of one acre and upwards, annual estimated gross of rental property, number of owners of land of less that one acre and the estimated extent of commons and waste land in each county. %0D%0AVolume one covers Bedford to Norfolk, including Devon, Essex, Lancaster and many others in England. Volume two covers Northampton to York, East, West and North Riding, along with Anglesey to Radnor in Wales. %0D%0AThe tables include the name of the owner, the address of the owner,the extent of lands and the gross estimated rental. %0D%0AAn important primary source. %0D%0ANice to see a copy that is not ex library. %0D%0A%0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn a half calf binding. Externally, sound with slight rubbing and bumping to corners and head and tail of spine. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown. Front hinge of volume I is strained but firm and rear hinge of volume two is detached with backstrip lifted and closed tear to rear end paper. Internally, firmly bound with pages bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD. %0D%0A [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plan von Simmering, Erdberger-Mais, und Kaiser Ebersdorf. Entworfen u. gezeichnet nach den neuesten Quellen. Massstab 1: 7200. Neueste Aufnahme und Häuser-Schema.

      Wien, Artaria, 1873.. ca. 73 x 74 cm. Blatt in OBrosch.-Mappe.. 2. Aufl. OLithographie. - Orientirungskarten der Wiener Umgebung. Blatt 14. - OBrosch. angestaubt, geringe Gbrsp. Schönes Expl.

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        Historical papers and letters from the northern registers / edited by James Raine

      London : Longmans, 1873. London : Longmans, 1873. 1st Edition. Finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. Series: Rerum britannicarum medii aevi scriptores ; [61]. Rolls Series. Physical desc.: xliv, 482p. Notes: Contains extracts from the episcopal registers of Carlisle, Durham and York. Subject: Carlisle. Diocese - Bishops - Registers and acta. Carlisle - Diocese - Archival resources. Durham. Diocese - Bishops - Registers and acta. Durham. Diocese - Archival resources.York. Diocese - Bishops/Archbishops - Registers and acta. York. Diocese - Archival resources. Other names: Raine, James, (younger), [(editor)] Durham. Diocese. York. Province.

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        Tree and Serpent Worship:

      London: India Museum, W.H. Allen and Co., 1873. London: India Museum, W.H. Allen and Co.,, 1873. or Illustrations of Mythology and Art in India in the First and Fourth Centuries after Christ. From the Sculptures of the Buddhist Topes at Sanchi and Amravati. Prepared under the Authority of the Secretary of State for India in Council. Folio (334 × 240 mm) Publisher&#39;s red half hard-grain morocco on green sand-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine, compartments formed of broad and narrow gilt rules, large Naga Raja disk gilt to the upper board, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Tinted lithographic decorative title after a drawing of the northern gateway at Sanchi by Lieut--Col. Maisey and 20 other similar plates after Maisey, 25 plain lithographic plates, 52 mounted albumen prints by W. Griggs and Lieut. Waterhouse, a double-page coloured plan, a full-page tinted map, and numerous wood-engravings to the text. A little rubbed, light toning and occasional pale foxing, some thirteen leaves with a small patch of worming at the fore-margin, now professionally restored, overall a very good copy. Second Edition, "revised, corrected, and in great part re-written", first published 1868. Although the book has been described as "fanciful" (David Boyd Haycock in ODNB), it remains an important record, and is a superb example of an early photographically illustrated book involving three of the key players in the development of the form. James Fergusson (1808&#150;1886), was one of Victorian Britain&#39;s most prominent architectural historians, respected by Ruskin, and the dedicatee of Schliemann&#39;s great work Tiryns, as "the historian of architecture, eminent alike for his knowledge of art and for the original genius which he has applied to the solution of some of its most difficult problems". However, he had no university education and began his career working for the family firm of Fairlie, Fergusson & Co. in Calcutta, before going into business as an indigo planter, he quickly made his fortune "and was able to retire, and as &#39;an expert draughtsman with a camera-lucida&#39; he explored India &#39;chiefly on a camel&#39;s back, from end to end and from side to side&#39; exploring the rock-cut temples of Ajanta, Ellora, and elsewhere" (ODNB). In 1866, he was preparing a display on Indian architecture for the 1867 Paris Exhibition, and was looking for sculptures, or architectural fragments, to cast "to draw attention &#133; [and] give some character" to his exhibition of photographs. He was "not a little astonished" to discover that " large collection of marbles" from Amravanti Tope - a site that he had "thought it well worth [making] a voyage to India specially for the purpose of exploring" - were stored for their preservation in the coach-house of the India Museum at Leadenhall Street (Preface). So he set to work on a monograph describing the site, and to this end the pieces were photographed by William Griggs, the Museum photographer, and inventor of the photolithographic process by which many of the plates in the present work were produced. In the course of his researches on the subject, Fergusson then uncovered "a beautiful series of drawings" of Sanchi Tope in the Indian Office library, at the same time receiving " a set of photographs" of the same monument from Lieut. James Waterhouse, which lead him to reconsider the form of the book, expanding it to combine the accounts of the two monuments. Waterhouse, whose images of Sanchi Tope arrived so serendipitously, went on to become President of the Royal Photographic Society 1905-6, having been awarded the Society&#39;s Progress Medal in 1891 for his work on dye sensitising; and Griggs&#39; pioneering work in chromophotlithography, and with the half-tone and collotype processes lead to him being obituarized by the Printer&#39;s Register as "that venerable craft father of ours". Bookplate of William Charles Dawes of Mount Ephraim to the front free endpaper, Dawes was the son of Sir Edwyn Sandys Dawes, entrepreneur, ship and insurance broker, who built his initial fortune in India, before expanding his operations to the Gulf and East Africa.

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        Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen. Erstes (bis) viertes Stück. Leipzig, E. W. Fritzsch (1886). 4to. II,101;VI,111;113;98 S. Halblederbd. d. Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung.

      . . I: David Strauss, Der Bekenner und der Schriftsteller. II: Vom Nutzen und Nachtheil der Historie für das Leben. III: Schopenhauer als Erzieher. IV: Richard Wagner in Bayreuth. Alle vier erschienen Teile in der von Fritzsch veranstalteten Titelauflage, welche die Rohbögen der Erstdrucke um neue Titelblätter ergänzte. Von den für Fritzsch 1873 gedruckten 1000 Exemplaren hatte Schmeitzer am 18. Oktober 1874 die restlichen 483 Stück übernommen. Fritzsch, zwischenzeitlich wieder zu Geld gelangt, kaufte davon am 5. August 1886 die verbliebenen 212 Exemplare zurück. Zweite Bindequote der Erstausgabe. Schönes Exemplar, komplett mit allen 4 Teilen selten. - Schaberg 46-49.

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        Reise nach Südarabien und Geographische Forschungen im und über den südwestlichen Theil Arabiens. Zwei Teile in einem Band.

      Braunschweig: Fried. Vieweg, 1873.. VIII, 407 S., 1 Karte (in hochwertiger Farbkopie mit eingebunden), Neuer dekorativer Halb-Leinen mit eingebunder Original-Broschur. Der Band schildert die Ergebnisse seiner Reisen ab 1870 von Aden aus in die damals noch unbekannten Gegenden Südarabiens. Sehr selten!

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        PLAN OF LAGOON HEIGHTS, MARTHA&#39;S VINEYARD MASS

      , 1873. 1873. PEASE, Richard L. PLAN OF LAGOON HEIGHTS, MARTHA&#39;S VINEYARD MASS. Boston: J.H. Bufford, 1873. 36"x 27 1/2". B/w cadastral map of a proposed development in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts on Martha&#39;s Vineyard. Includes a birds-eye-view of the harbor and two architectural vignettes. Lightly toned.

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        Portugal Antigo e Moderno: Diccionario Geographico, Estatístico, Chorographico, Heraldico, Historico, Biographico e Etymologico de todoas as Cidades, Villas e Freguezias de Portugal e de grande numero de Aldeias. Se estas são notaveis, por serem patria d'homens célebres, por batalhas ou outros factos importantes que n'ellas tiveram logar, por serem solares de familias nobres, ou por monumentos de qualquer natureza, alli existentes. Noticia de muitas cidadese outras povoações da Lusitania de que apenas restam vestigios ou somente tradição por.

      - Livraria Editora de Mattos Moreira, 1873-1890. 12vols. 23cm. Enc. Primeira edição. Talvez a mais important corografia portuguesa até hoje publicada. O seu principal autor não chegou a concluir a sua empresa por morte, tendo sido continuada por Pedro Augusto Ferreira. Obra trata todos os locais. Volumes 10,11 e 12 com Emendas e Aditamentos. Rara. Encadernação meia inglesa. Belo exemplar. First edition. Perhaps the most important work on Portuguese Chorography published until today. Its main author did not actually complete it, having been continued by Pedro Augusto Ferreira. Volumes 10, 11 e 12 come with pages of the Amendments and Additions. Rare. Quarter binding. Good copy. Large and heavy, shipping/handling may be extra. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reise in Hadhramaut, Beled Beny Yssa und Beled el Hadschar. Hrsg. mit einer Einleitung, Anmerkungen und Erläuterungen der Inschrift von 'Obne versehen von Heinrich Freiherrn von Maltzan.

      Braunschweig (Vieweg), 1873.. 3 Bl., 375 S. nebst Karte und Facsimile der Inschrift von 'Obne. HLn. der Zeit. Leinenrücken etwas unprofessionell nach gebunden, innen nur sehr vereinzelt Stockflecken, insgesamt sehr gut.. EA dieser sehr seltenen Reisebeschreibung. Embacher 299, Henze III, 360.

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        A PAIR OF BLUE EYES [VOLUME ONE ONLY]

      Tinsley Brothers, London 1873 - This is only volume I. The boards and any possible blank or marbled endpapers are missing. [6], 303 pages, with the half-title. Spine lettered and decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments. A good set sells for thousands of dollars. This volume is being offered for a fraction of the price of a set. Top edge gilt. Book is tight, sol8id and the pages are clean and white, five raised bands, gilt trim and gilt title on spine. Hardy's third published novel. A Pair of Blue Eyes tells the story of the young woman Elfride and her competing lovers; after an aborted elopement with one of her suitors, Elfride determines to marry the other, whom she feels she truly loves. After he discovers the extent of her previous romantic entanglements, however, he breaks off their match. The miserable Elfride eventually marries someone else entirely, but dies soon after, still pining for the lover who discarded her. With its author's sophisticated command of language and flair for the unconventional in his fiction, A Pair of Blue Eyes contains one of the most sensationally erotic scenes in Victorian literature, when Elfride removes her petticoats and undergarments to form a rope to pull her true love up to safety after a fall off a cliff. Purdy, pp. 8-13. Sadleir 1112. Wolff 2986. HBS 38846. One of about 500 copies of Hardy's third novel, originally titled "A Winning Tongue Had He." According to Purdy, A Pair of Blue Eyes is the first of Hardy's novels to be bear the author's own name, the first two having been published under a pen name and "By the author of.," respectively. Purdy also notes that the novel was written during Hardy's courtship of Emma Gifford, and several of its scenes and characters reflect real life experiences to a greater extent than the author cared to admit. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lettres Portugaises

      Paris - Bibliotheque-Chapentier, 1873. Paris - Bibliotheque-Chapentier, 1873 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The letters of Mademoiselle Charlotte Aisse. In French. With a portrait of Mlle. Aisse to frontispiece. Mademoiselle Charlotte Aisse (a corruption of Haide), (c. 1694 13 March 1733), French letter-writer, was the daughter of a Circassian chief, and was born about 1694. Her father&#39;s palace was pillaged by the Turks, and as a child of four years old she was sold to the comte Charles de Ferriol, the French ambassador at Constantinople. She was brought up in Paris by Ferriol&#39;s sister-in-law with her own sons, d&#39;Argental and Pont de Veyle. Her great beauty and romantic history made her the fashion, and she attracted the notice of the regent, Philip II, Duke of Orleans, whose offers she had the strength of mind to refuse. She formed a deep and lasting attachment to the Chevalier d&#39;Aydie, by whom she had a daughter. She died in Paris. Her letters to her friend Madame Calandrini contain much interesting information with regard to contemporary celebrities, especially on Mme. du Deffand and Mme. de Tencin, but they are above all of interest in the picture they afford of the writer&#39;s own tenderness and fidelity. With a previous owner&#39;s ink inscription to verso of front free endpaper. Condition: In a cloth covered binding. Externally, generally smart but with slight bumping, a small mark to front board and sunning to spine. Internally, firmly bound, age-toned throughout as is usually the case with French books, and slight foxing to front blanks but otherwise clean. Small ink notes to recto of rear free endpaper. Overall: GOOD.

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        Album Pintoresco - Herbario.

      Jalapa, México, 1873. 1873 - 1 vol. folio (440 x 320 mm.). 14 collage plates made with plants, mosses, branches, bird feathers and other items from nature, mounted on cardboard sheets. Contemporary full leather in dark colors, romantic style with embossed and gilded in both planes and back, decorated with pieces of mother of pearl. 1 vol. folio (440 x 320 mm.). 14 collage plates made with plants, mosses, branches, bird feathers and other items from nature, mounted on cardboard sheets. Contemporary full leather in dark colors, romantic style with embossed and gilded in both planes and back, decorated with pieces of mother of pearl. A wonderfull example of this kind of Mexican work using flowers and feathers, executed by a scientist: Rafael Montes de Oca. He was a naturalist, botanist, ornithologist, professor and 19th century Mexican illustrator. He worked a long time on the border between Mexico and Guatemala, where he collected and classified many plant species. Later extended his studies to almost all of Mexico, touring Chiapas, Oaxaca, Puebla and Veracruz. He devoted much of his efforts in the observation and study of Mexican hummingbirds. In 1874, he published in the journal "Nature " series of papers regarding hummingbirds in Mexico, illustrated with the pictures that drew on the advice of the painter José María Velasco. Some of these sheets would become part of the next year the first edition of his major work; "Ensayo Ornitológico de los Troquilideos ó Colibríes" (1875), which contained detailed descriptions of 48 species of Mexican hummingbirds. This beautiful herbal, made in person by Montes de Oca, was a gift from the powerful Antonio de Mendizabal to Doña Francisca Temple Ajuria, daughter of Californian landowner Jonathan Temple and wife of Gregorio Ajuria, Spanish businessman who tried to overthrow the Mexican government supporting the Mexican soldiers of Santos Degollado, funded by his wealthy father. Fine copy.

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        Flowering Plants, Grasses, Sedges, and Ferns of Great Britain

      - London, Frederick Warne & Co, (1873) Sei volumi in 8° grande, bella legatura editoriale in tela verde riccamente decorata al dorso e ai piatti, tre tagli dorati, pp, VIII, 288, VIII, 356, X, 410, VIII, 328, VIII, 368, X, 320, una tavola f.t. e 319 belle cromolitografie. Bell&#146;esemplare della seconda e più completa edizione (dopo la prima del 1860 in soli 4 volumi) comprendente anche descrizione e l&#146;iconografia di graminacee, carici e felci. Firma di possesso (Marjory Hardy, 1890). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Bozzi]
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