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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]

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        Die elektrischen Kräfte. Darlegung und Erweiterung der von A. Ampere, F. Neumann, W. Weber, G. Kirchhoff entwickelten mathematischen Theorie

      . Erster Teil: Die durch die Arbeiten von A. Ampere und F. Neumann angebahnte Richtung. Teubner, Lpz., 1873. XV/272 S., original Halbleder mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel u. 4 Schmuckbünden. (etwas bst./gering fl./NaT.). - Sehr gutes Exemplar -

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        British Battles on Land and Sea

      - London - Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, 1873. - London - Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, 1873 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A comprehensive history of British land and sea battles from Cassell. Including chapters on the Battle of Hastings, the war in Bhotan, capture of the Coomassie, and much more. Illustrated throughout with hundreds of vignette engravings and thirty-two engraved platesPrinted in two columns. James Grant (18221887) was a Scottish author. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and was a distant relation of Sir Walter Scott. He was a prolific author, writing some 90 books, including many yellow-backs. Titles included Adventures of an Aide-de-camp, One of The six hundred, The Scottish Musketeers and The Scottish Cavalier. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In half-morocco bindings. Externally, sound, though with some rubbing and marks. Some dampstaining to the boards. One joint is starting. Internally, generally firmly bound though with one plate detached. Hinges are strained. Staining to the pastedowns. Tidemarks to the plates, and the textblock edge. Pages are bright and quite clean, though with a few instances of foxing. Overall: GOOD..

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        Voyages en Amerique, en Italie, au Mont Blanc

      Paris - Garnier Freres, 1873. Paris - Garnier Freres, 1873 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Leatherbound volume with green paper covered boards and engraved frontispiece. Francois-Rene, vicomte de Chateaubriand (September 4, 1768 July 4, 1848) was a French writer, politician and diplomat. He is considered the founder of Romanticism in French literature. Chateaubriands musical prose enriched the French language. Although his accounts of travel were plagiaristic and partly imaginary, they were rich and moving. Condition: The binding is tight and firm with both covers and all pages securely attached. There is some wear to the extremities including bumping to the corners, rubbing to the edges of the boards and the paper is beginning to peel away from the boards. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with the occasional handling mark and odd spot. Overall the volume is in good only condition..

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        "Phrases in English and Japanese, elementary for the children."

      Anno 5 Mei zi. [Tokyo]: Anno 5 Mei zi. [ca. 1873]. "First edition, 2 volumes, lg. 8vo, pp. [62] and [56] pp., printed and sewn in the Japanese manner, printed endpapers; original yellow wrappers with printed paper labels on the upper covers; stitching loosening on each of the volumes, but all else very good or better, in a new blue cloth folding box. & & Volume I includes a parallel text of vocabulary at the top of the pages and useful phrases underneath, employing the vocabulary. Osaka Joshi Daigaiku Library, Selected Catalogue on Dutch and English Studies, 1991, no. C27."

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        My Wanderings

      London - Gadsby, 1873. London - Gadsby, 1873 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An account of John Gadsby&#39;s travels around Europe, Africa, and Asia. It covers the customs and geography of the countries he visited, as well as the author&#39;s own experiences. Countriesand citiesincluded in his wanderings are Malta, Greece, Jerusalem, Ethiopia, and a large portion of the book is an account of the author&#39;s travels around Egypt. With numerous woodcut illustrations. The title page makes reference to a map, which is absent. Condition: In a half-calf binding. Externally sound, with some minor shelfwear and some marks to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Neat ink inscription to front free-endpaper. Pages are bright and clean, with just the odd spot here and there. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Histoire de la reserve hereditaire et de son influence morale et economique.

      Paris, Guillaumin, 1873.. In-8, broche, couverture salie et restauree (dos renforce au papier fort), xv, 746 p., non rogne. Edition originale. Par le fondateur du droit civil japonnais. (Y. Okubo, 'Le premier code civil japonais', in 'Boissonade et la reception du droit francais', n°1, p. 84). Interieur tres frais. Rare..

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        The Home Affections Pourtrayed by the Poets

      London and New York - George Routledge and Sons, 1873. London and New York - George Routledge and Sons, 1873 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A volume of poetryon the subject of love, with one hundred engravings by the Brothers Dalziel, who were a highly productive firm of Victorian engravers founded in 1839 by George Dalziel (1815-1902) and his brother Edward Dalziel (1817-1905). Selected and edited, with an introduction by Charles Mackay (27 March 1814- 24 December 1889) who was a Scottish poet, journalist, author, anthologist, novelist, and songwriter, remembered mainly for his book Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. With two ink inscriptions, one to front pastedown and another to front free endpaper. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding. Externally, generally smart but with slight bumping and wear to extremities and the odd mark to boards. Internally, generally firmly bound but strained in places. Bright but with slight scattered spotting and marks to pages. With a booksellers ink stamp to front free endpaper. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        A M. kir. allamvasutak gepgyara altal szallitot mozdonyok vazlatrajzai es meretadatei. Skizzen und Dimensionstabellen der in der Maschinenfabrik der Kön. Ung. Staatseisenbahnen gebauten Locomotiven. Mit 52 (1 gefalt.; num 1-51 u. 29a) Tafeln. Budapest, Czettel es Deutsch, 1899. Quer-4to. (23,0 x 32,5 cm). 10 Bl. Illustr. Orig.-Umschlag.

      . . Katalog von 52 zwischen 1873 u. 1900 hergestellten Lokomotiven, sehr wahrscheinlich im Vorgriff auf die Weltausstellung in Paris herausgegeben (Titel mit Stempel: Exposition Universelle 1900. Grand Prix. Bureau des Ateliers: 16, Avenue Rapp). - Gegenüber den Ausgaben von 1885 u. 1896 (39 Nrn.) um die neuesten Modelle erweitert, jedoch ohne die bei Neuner (S. 488) für die Ausgabe von 1896 erwähnten Textteile. Text der Übersichten in Ungarisch, Französisch u. Deutsch. - Aus der Sammlung Metzeltin. Nicht bei Neuner. - Umschlag an den Rändern gebräunt, 1 Gelenk eingerissen. Einige kleine Einrisse, vereinzelt stockfleckig, 1 weitere Tafel gestempelt.

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        Facsimiles of Ancient Charters in the British Museum

      London: British Museum, Published By Order of the Trustees, 1873.. Folio. (14.75 x 11 inches). pp.viii, (unpaginated therafter), 1 (contents), 18 (describing 17 charters). 17 charters illustrated in facsimile (photographs) over 27 unnumbered plates. Charters between A.D 679 to A.D 838. Original maroon cloth gilt, ruled in blind to both covers, a little mottled and faded. Armorial bookplate of Amery to front pastedown. Black/blue coated endpapers. Dealer's old pencil marks. Gutta percha glue binding perished, affecting contents page and first 7 charters with their plates, all present but detached. 3 pages of notes (unrelated to this book) loosely inserted, scribbled in ink to reverse of 3 blank application forms for Ashburton Science and Art Night Classes - of which J. S. Amery was President. O/w contents clean and bright. No foxing. A Very Good copy. Uncommon. Heavy book, requiring much extra postage overseas. The photograph shown here depicts the book in stock. First edition.

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        Notes from a Hunting Box Not in the Shires

      London - Bradbury, Agnew and Co., 1873. London - Bradbury, Agnew and Co., 1873 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Notes from a Hunting Box Not in the Shires by Georgina Bowers, illustrated with line drawings integrated with text throughout. First edition. Contents is as follows: I. The Toddleboro&#39; Tearers; II. Gilbert Gore, Esq. M. F. H. ; III. The Rev. Arthur Lovel; IV. Lady Dorothy Gore; V. - Some of our First Flight: - 1. J. Drummond, Esq. 2. Lord Curragh 3. Ralph Rattler, Esq. 4. Lady Chetwode, 5. Plodding Peter; VI. A Few of our Heavy Weights. With &#39;J. A. Allen and Co. Specialists in Books on The Horse&#39; bookseller&#39;s label to front pastedown and with &#39;Leighton, Sonand Hodge&#39; binder&#39;s label to rear pastedown. Condition: In a quarter cloth binding with illustrated paper covered boards. Externally, generally sound but with some wear to extremities, marks and stains to boards and slight loss to paper in places. Internally, generally firmly bound. Bright but with slight tidemarks to endpapersand oiccaisonal handling marks, in particular to text block edge and asmall ink annotation to front free endpaper. Overall: GOOD.

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        Little Mr. Bouncer and his Friend, Verdant Green

      London - James Blackwood and Co., 1873. London - James Blackwood and Co., 1873 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of the sequel to The Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green. Featuring numerous illustrations in the text. With a publisher&#39;s catalogue to the rear. With a bookseller&#39;s blind stamp for W. H. Smith and Son, London,to the front free endpaper. Edward Bradley (25 March 1827 12 December 1889) was an English novelist and clergyman who wrote under the name of Cuthbert M. Bede. His most popular book was &#39;The Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green, on the Experiences of an Oxford Undergraduate&#39;. &#39;Little Mr Bouncer and his Friend Verdant Green&#39; was the sequel to this work. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, a trifle rubbed. Front hinge weak and rear hinge strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Generally clean with just the occasional spot or mark. Ink signature to front pastedown, dated 1873. Overall: GOOD..

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        The Peoples' Pictorial Atlas

      J. DAVID WILLIAMS, NEW YORK 1873 - Being a complete and popular account of all the countries of the world, in their geographical, statistical, topographical and commercial aspects. With 52 maps, constructed by A. Keith Johnston, F.R.G.S.; Prof. H.D. Rogers, of Boston; Edward Weller, F.R.G.S., and other eminent geographers. Compiled and edited by Charles H. Jones, assisted by Theodore F. Hamilton.Folio. [20 x 15"] 88+ pp, 52 maps by A.K. Johnston, Edw. Weller, etc., picturesque and local views. Green pebbled cloth, all edges gilt. Binding broken, needs restoring but worth it as the maps are in near fine condition. Jones and Hamilton atlases are known for their fine British maps.

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        Extensive archive of correspondence (letters to Agnew) and ephemera

      1873-1888 1873 - 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. 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. 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. 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. "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" (Obituary). Agnew remained a member of the Sanitary Commission&#146;s Standing Committee until the Commission was dissolved in 1878. 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. Agnew made several important contributions to ophthalmological literature, including "A method for operation for divergent squint" (1865; Garrison-Morton 5894), and "Practical suggestions for the treatment of lachrymal diseases" (1871), a paper describing a new incision for drainage of the lacrimal sac. He also wrote several works on otology and on medical ethics. 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: John Jacob Astor III (1822-90), financier and philanthropist Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard (1809-89), deaf American scientist and educator; president of Columbia University from 1864-88; advoc [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Alexander Stephens Signed Quotation 1873

      1873 - Alexander Stephens (1812-1883), Congressman and Governor is most known for the position he held during the Civil War, Vice President of the Confederate States of America. He has signed the following quotation: "Honor and shame from no condition rise. Act well your part, there all the honor lies," which we present archivally matted with a period steel engraved portrait. 3 1/2" x 5" manuscript matted to 14 1/2" x 10". Some minor paper loss not affecting text, lightly soiled, otherwise good. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        RANG- UND QUARTIER-LISTE DER KÖNIGLICH PREUSSISCHEN ARMEE UND MARINE FÜR DAS JAHR 1873.- Nebst den Anciennetäts-Listen der Generalität und der Stabs-Offiziere der Armee und der Flagg- und Stabs-Offizeire der Marine.

      Berlin (Mittler), 1873.. XIII, 936 S. mit einem Faltblatt im Anhang mit der Übersicht der Armee-Einteilungen. Roter Saffian-Band der Zeit mit reicher Vergoldung (Preußischer Adler auf beiden Deckeln) und dreiseitigem Goldschnitt. makuliertes Bibliotheksex., kleine Schabestelle an der Kante, sonst prächtige Erhaltung..

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Paris, 27. VI. 1873.. Large 8vo. 1 p. on bifolium.. Announcing French painter Edouard Beliard a visit: "Votre idee est excellente, et elle est adoptee. Je n'ai pu voir Panafieu, mais je le deciderai. Nous partirons demain noir de la gare du Nord, par le train de 9 heures ½ ou par celui de 10 heures ½. Toujours dans le cas ou le temps ne serait pas trop mauvais. A demain. Vous avez les poignees de main de tout le monde [...]".

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        Lady Anna

      Chapman and Hall. Chapman and Hall. First English edition, preceded by the Tauchnitz edition of 1873.. Cloth a little rubbed; spines slightly darkened and chipped at head and feet; minor tape residue on the endpapers; very good copy, enclosed in a quarter morocco clamshell box.. Sadleir, Trollope, 42; NCBEL III, 884; not in Wolff. 2 vols, 8vo, original decorated reddish-brown cloth, gilt lettering. A domestic saga in which a genteel and wealthy lady is abandoned by her husband, but later inherits his estate and chooses to marry a tailor who had befriended and supported her during her difficult days. Contemporary ownership signature of J. L. Merwale on the front free endpaper of vol. 1 and on the title-page of vol. 2.

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        Reise nach Südarabien und Geographische Forschungen im und über den südwestlichsten Theil Arabiens.

      . Dazu: Adolph von Wrede's Reise nach Hadhramaut. Beled Beny Yssa und Beled el Hadschar. Hrsg. mit Einleitung, Anmerkungen u. Erklärung der Inschrift von Obne v. Heinrich von Maltzan. 3 Teile in 2 Bänden. Vieweg, Braunschweig 1873. XVI, 422 S. u. VIII, 375 S. mit zus. 2 mehrfach gefalt. (1 kolor.) Karten. Uniforme neuere Hln.-Bde. Teils etwas stockfl. - "Kein Zweiter zu seiner Zeit hat Sittenbilder solcher Plastik von den besuchten Ländern zu entwerfen vermocht. Darin also liegt sein Verdienst im allgemeinen, daß er den Orient aus Historie und Gegenwart zu einem lebendigen Bild verschmolz; das besondere, im eigentlichen geographische Verdienst ist die Erforschung des südlichsten Arabien." (Henze III, 361)..

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      1873 - Autograph letter signed ("C.L. Dodgson") to his speech therapist, "My Dear Sir [Rev. Henry Frederick Rivers] written on black-bordered mourning stationary in his characteristic purple ink. 2 1/2 pages, 6" x 3 3/4. Ch[rist] Ch[urch], Oxford, July 21, 1873. Dodgson suffered from a chronic stammer, or at least "hesitation," and in 1873 he engaged Rev. Rivers of Tunbridge Wells as his speech therapist. This is one of Dodgson's earliest letters to Rivers, one in which he attempts to make an appointment for several days of therapy. In part: ".I would try to squeeze the time out of present engagements, that I might have the benefit of your hints to supervision in reading and speaking. Not in The Letters of Lewis Carroll, but see long footnote to letter of July 24, 1873, page 191. H. F. Rivers (1830-1911) took over the speech therapy practice of James Hunt when Hunt died in 1870.

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        Architekturstudie Riedenburg (Altmühltal) mit Blick auf die Burg Prunn. Bleistiftzeichnung.

      1873.. Datiert "29/6 73"und bezeichnet "Riedenberg". 21,8 x 30.. Reizvolle Studie mit Blick auf die Burg Prunn, die bekannt ist durch eine dort aufgefundene Handschrift des Niebelungen Liedes (Prunner Codex) links im Bild. Im Vordergrund rechts ist ein Fachwerkhaus zu sehen, das teils fein und detailliert, teils frei skizziert ist und durch die Vegetation zum Teil verdeckt wird. Durch die intensive Herausarbeitung von Licht und Schatten entsteht eine bildhafte Architektur- und Landschaftsansicht. - Verso mit einer Bezeichnung (Signatur?), von alter Unterlage dort montiert, "[P/D]oll". - Durchgehend leicht stockfleckig. Verso umlaufend Reste alter Montierung.

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        Mein erster Aufenthalt in Marokko und Reise südlich vom Atlas durch die Oasen Draa und Tafilet.

      Bremen, Kühtmann's, 1873.. 2 Bl., 468 S. Halbleder im Stil der Zeit mit Rückengoldprägung. Lederecken. Marmoriertes Bezugspapier. - Namenstempel auf Titel. Die ersten 3 Blatt papierbedingt gebräunt. Bis Seite 209 mit Wasserfleck im unteren weißen Rand und ca. 8 cm in den Bug reichend (ebenfalls im weißen Rand).. - Erste Ausgabe eines der seltensten Reisewerke von G. Rohlfs! -. In der Fremdenlegion hatte Rohlfs die arabische Sprache erlernt und sich mit den arabischen Sitten und Gebräuchen vertraut gemacht. So gerüstet wagte er sich auf eine Reise in das zur damaligen Zeit für Christen äußerst unsichere südliche Marokko. Mit einem Empfehlungsbrief des Großscherifs von Uesan durchwanderte er die marokkanische Sahara von West nach Ost, erforschte das Wadi Draa und gelangte als erster Europäer nach Tafilet. Auf dem Weitermarsch nach Kenadsa wurde Rohlfs bei einem räuberischen Überfall durch seine Begleiter schwer verletzt und hilflos in der Wüste zurückgelassen. Marabuts, die nach zwei Tagen kamen um ihn zu beerdigen, fanden ihn noch lebend und pflegten ihn 2 Monate, bis er seine Reise über Figuig nach Geryville in Algerien fortsetzen konnte. - Henze IV, 647 ff.; Embacher 249 ff.; Kainbacher I, 115 (3.Aufl.) -.

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        A PAIR OF BLUE EYES

      , 1873. 1873. A Novel. In Three Volumes. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1873. 16 pp Vol III ads dated March 1873. Original green cloth stamped in black and gilt. First Edition of Hardy&#39;s third novel, which consisted of "presumably" [Purdy] a mere 500 copies. This tale first appeared anonymously ("By the Author of "Under the Greenwood Tree," "Desperate Remedies," etc.") in Tinsley&#39;s Magazine between September 1872 and July 1873; this three-volume edition was published in May 1873, and constitutes the first of Hardy&#39;s tales to bear his name as the author (the three spines provide his name but also "Author of &#39;Under the Greenwood Tree&#39;," so that potential buyers not familiar with his name would proceed to buy).~The tale describes the love triangle (or you could say quadrangle) between Elfride Swancourt and her suitors. One of them is an architect&#39;s assistant, just like Hardy, and Elfride bears resemblances to Hardy&#39;s first wife Emma -- making this the most autobiographical of Hardy&#39;s tales. Torn between that suitor (whom her father rejects when it is learned he is the son of a mason) and one her parents approve of, she marries a Lord instead -- with typically (for Hardy) tragic results. One of the earliest reviews of this book was by Hardy&#39;s good friend Horace Moule (the model for the second suitor); just four months later (in September) Moule took his own life, a shock that is credited as being a major force in turning Hardy&#39;s future novels ever darker and more fatalistic.~This set is in the original primary binding of green cloth simply decorated in black, and it has very early brown-coated endpapers, with the original cream-colored ones peeking out at the edges. There is no evidence that this set belonged to a lending library, even though that was the fate (and purpose) of the typical Victorian three-decker novel. Condition is good only -- with substantial rubbing and edge-wear, and with the old endpapers cracked. That said, the set is totally "unsophisticated," meaning that there has been no effort to "improve" its appearance -- and more importantly, the set is still in original cloth and is not rebound. We generally try to carry volumes in better condition than this, but Hardy&#39;s first three novels are so scarce (this is the first set in original cloth that we have offered in our 30+ years) that we make exception. Purdy pp 8-13.

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        Mitchell's new General Atlas, containing maps of the various countries of the world

      S. Augustus Mitchell and M. Wood White, Philadelphia/Grafton, WV 1873 - RARE COMBINATION ATLAS: U.S./WEST VIRGINIA. plans of cities, etc., embraced in seventy-two quarto maps. Forming a series of One hundred and three maps and plans, Together with valuable statistical tables. Also, a list of post-offices of the United States and territories, and census of 1860 and 1870. [With] White's New County and District atlas of the State of West Virginia comprising fifty-four counties; three hundred and twenty-seven township districts; and two thousand five hundred and sixty-seven school districts. From the most recent surveys and authentic sources. Maps drawn by William H. Gamble, Philadelphia, Penna. Examined and corrected by M.A. Miller, top. eng., Staunton, Virginia.Imp. 4to, 72,22,[9] pp. hand col. maps and plans, tables. Black qtr. calf, pebbled cloth. Lacks free blue color endpapers, pencil defacements on endleaves. Contents very clean. Exceedingly rare. The effort to first prepare a state atlas of West Virginia probably derived from Mitchell since J.H. Young and Wm. H. Gamble did the maps and they were his employees. Although published seperately, White's atlas is unknown to us combined with Mitchell's New General one.

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        Zwei Ansichten von Olevano

      1873. Bleistift auf Papier, am unteren Rand in Feder bezeichnet und datiert: "Olevano, von Sign. Murphys Casino aus gesehen. d. 29. Mai 73.", 14,1 x 22,8 cm. Das gesamte 19. Jahrhundert hindurch war das beschauliche Felsendorf Olevano, Pilgerziel so vieler Künstler und wurde für nicht wenige zur zweiten Heimat. Zu diesen neuen Siedlern gehörte auch der dänische Diplomat und Maler Edward Falkner Murphy (1813-1895). Die Liebe zu Olevano bewogen seine Frau und ihn zur Errichtung eines Hauses, das 1864 fertiggestellt wurde und fortan als "Villa Murphy" zu einem beliebten Anlaufpunkt der Olevano-Reisenden wurde. Näherte man sich von Rom aus dem Bergdorf, so kam man auf der Viale Vittorio Veneto an der ebenfalls beliebten Unterkunft "Albergo Roma" vorbei. Auf gleicher Höhe, ein wenig weiter östlich gelegen, liegt die "Villa Murphy". Dass der malerische Ausblick auf Olevano auch mit ganz realen Gefahren einhergehen konnte, musste Murphy am 7. November 1867 am eigenen Leib erfahren, als er von Briganten überfallen wurde. Das "Brigantaggio" erlebte im Zuge des Risorgimento durch arme Bauern und Tagelöhner großen Aufschwung, deren Lage sich auch unter Vittorio Emanuele II. nicht gebessert hatte und die sich um die Aussicht auf eine Landreform und größere Demokratisierung betrogen sahen. In den Wäldern Unterschlupf suchend, lauerten sie dort immer wieder besonders Adeligen und Großgrundbesitzern auf. So auch dem Dänen Murphy, der sich allerdings zu helfen wusste und die Briganten unter dem Vorwand, er würde Ihnen Geld geben, in sein Haus lockte, sich flink in seinem Schlafzimmer verschanzte und die Räuber mit seinem Gewehr beschoss, die darauf hin die Flucht ergriffen. Doch nicht erst seit dem Risorgimento sah sich die Gegend von Räubern geplagt. Auch in der Casa Baldi, dem zweiten Anlaufpunkt für Künstler, ereignete sich 1819 ein Überfall, bei dem neben Carl Friedrich von Rumohr auch Friedrich Salathe zugegen war. Dieser wurde sogar von den Räubern gefangen genommen, konnte sich aber im Laufe seiner Entführung mit ihnen anfreunden und so seine Freiheit wiedererlangen. Unsere Zeichnung von 1873 zeigt den Blick auf Olevano sowohl von der nahe gelegenen Casa Baldi als auch von der Villa Murphy. Detailgenau hat der unbekannte Künstler im Blatt die kubischen Verschachtelungen des Dorfes im Kontrast zu den weichen, fließenden Berghängen der Umgebung dargestellt. Die Fenster, die der Künstler durch markante und genau gesetzte Punkte darstellt, verleihen dem Blatt eine dynamische Erscheinung, die die Lebendigkeit der vielschichtigen Bauten eindrücklich erfasst.

      [Bookseller: H. W. Fichter Kunsthandel e.K.]
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        Reise in Mittelasien von Teheran durch die Turkmenische Wüste an der Ostküste des Kaspischen Meeres.... ..nach Chiwa, Bochara und Samarkand. Mit zwölf Abbildungen in Holzschnitt und einer lithographirten Karte.

      Leipzig. F.A. Brockhaus, 1873.. 2. vermehrte u. verbess. Auflage, mit Frontispiz, weiteren ganzseitigen Tafelabbildungen und einer Faltkarte, 8°. 21,7 x 13,9 cm. XIV,384 Seiten, mit Blindprägung, der Einbandrücken mit Goldprägung und angedeuteten Bünden, Schnitt marmoriert, Hardcover in Leinwand, Vorwort von Vambery,. In sehr gutem Zustand. auf dem Vortitel kleines Buchhandlungsschildchen montiert, ansonsten erstaunlich frisches und sauberes Exemplar. die Erstausgabe erschien im gleichen Jahr.

      [Bookseller: Leipziger Antiquariat]
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