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        Iophon: An Introduction to the Art of Writing Greek Iambic Verses

      Rivingtons, London 1873 - First Edition. 16mo. Brown fabric with embossed lettering and bands to covers. From the library of Professor G.P. Gooldm a classicist. In 1955 he moved to Cape Town as Professor of Classics, where he delivered his inaugural lecture in Afrikaans. Professor of Greek and Latin, Harvard University 1965-73; Professor of Latin, University College London 1973-78; Editor, Loeb Classical Library 1974-99 (Emeritus); William Lampson Professor of Latin Language and Literature, Yale University 1978-92 (Emeritus). Inscription to front endpages, ÒPresented by the Publishers to the South African College Capetown, Cape of Good Hope July 1873.Ó Author was an English educator andÊpoet. He was dismissed from his post atÊEtonÊfor encouraging a culture of intimacy, possibly innocent, between teachers and pupils. He is widely known for his English version of the elegyÊHeraclitusÊbyÊCallimachus. Good. Foxing to endpages. Rubbing to corners. Exterior of spine detaching. Textblock clean. Sunning to back cover. Binding tight. Aging as expected. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Saints Évangiles. En 2 volumes complets.

      Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1873, - éléphant folio, (ca. 60x40 cm), 14 + 155 p., (+ 1 p.) (texte) + 63 p. de planches / 12 p. + 175 p., (+1 p.) (texte) + 65 p. (planches), robustes reliures en demi-maroquin brun à coins, dos à nerfs (signées Asper Frères (Genève). Bel exemplaire. Première édition de cette traduction tirée des oeuvres de Bossuet par M. H. WALLON. L?ouvrage monumental et imposant est illustré par Alexandre Bida, un élève de Delacroix. Monumentale édition en 2 volumes, avec 128 splendides illustrations d?Alexandre Bida (28 originales de Bida et 100 d?après les plus grands illustrateurs de l?époque ?fin de siècle?, comme Henriette Browne, Bodmer, Bracquemond, Chaplin, Deblois, Flameng, L. Gaucherel, Gilbert, Ed. Girardet, Haussoullier, Ed. Hédouin, Massard, Mouilleron, Célestin Nanteuil, et Veyrassat. L?ouvrage est mentionné dans le Benezit: Dictionnaire des artistes, volume 2.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Livres lus par la Comtesse Lydie Rostopchine. Catalogue commencé en 1867. 1868. 1869. 1870. 1871. 1872. Livre No 1.

      [Russia, France, Italy, Switzerland and Germany, various places], 1867-1873. Manuscript (202 x 133 mm). [2], 1-19 [20-21 blank] 22-117 [118-119] 120-132 [133-135, 1 blank] pages. Written in a fluent, legible cursive, in brown, black and purple ink, 32/33 lines per page, mostly one column, a few pages in multiple columns, mainly in French, many titles and some passages in Russian, and a few quotes in English. The handwriting becomes smaller and more upright in the second half, apparently in a deliberate attempt to save space. Occasional later insertions and additions. The journal fills a notebook of contemporary black chagrin-covered boards, rebacked in goatskin.*** An unpublished manuscript journal of a highly literate female aristocrat, containing meticulous notes of six years of extensive reading of Russian, French and other European literature, history and philosophy. Countess Lydia Rostopchina was the granddaughter of the famous Count Rostopchin who is said to have ordered the burning of Moscow to prevent Napoleon's troops from taking it; her aunt was the children's book writer the Comtesse de Ségur, and her mother Evdokia Rostopchina was a poet and author in her own right. This journal is a record of the cosmopolitan literary culture of mid-nineteenth-century Russia. Endowed with curiosity, an independent mind, and acute literary sensitivity, Rostopchine (who used the French spelling of her name) records her reactions to such new publications as War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, works by Turgenev and Goncharov, George Sand, Flaubert, and Charlotte Brontë. She provides lengthy and personal commentaries on Dickens, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Pascal, Molière, Alfred de Musset and Saint Augustine, to name just a few of the hundreds of authors whose works she records. Adding a further dimension to the journal are her essay-like reflections on recent history and revelations about the lives of family members and their extended social circle, prompted by her readings of dozens of memoirs by figures ranging from statesmen to courtesans. A full description of the journal appears in the Catalogues section of our website, at https://www.musinskyrarebooks.com/images/upload/rostopchine.pdf.

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        [Photograph]: Missionary Meeting at the Wilberforce Oak, June 21, 1873

      Keston, England, 1873. Near Fine. Albumen photograph. Measuring 7.75" x 5.75" mounted on 11" x 9" thin card with printed caption and explanation of the photograph on the verso. Slight soiling on the mount, upper corner of the mount a little creased, near fine. The photograph shows seven missionaries, six of whom are identified on the verso, gathered under the oak tree where William Wilberforce, during a visit to William Pitt, resolved to announce to the House of Commons his intention "to bring forward Abolition of the Slave Trade." Four of the missionaries are black, one an ex-slave (Bishop Samuel Crowther). The other three were sons of slaves: (Rev. H. Johnson, Rev. James Johnson, and N.T. King, who was studying to be a doctor). The two white men identified are Rev. H. Townsend and Rev. D. Hinderer. The tree has since died but the spot is now marked with a stone bench. Striking image.

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        Historia Universal, 10 Tomos

      Editorial Librería De GarnierHermanos, Francia 1873 - 10 Tomos Tomo I 854 pp., Tomo II 852 pp. ; Tomo III 984 pp.; Tomo IV 990 pp., Tomo V 1000 pp., Tomo VI 960 pp., Tomo VII 876 pp., Tomo VIII 900 PP., Tomo IX 856 pp., Tomo X 742 pp. Tapa dura, grabado de letras doradas en el lomo, cuenta con mapas. Pasta desgastada por el tiempo sin representar daño a la estructura del libro. El tomo uno, dos, tres y seis poseen la pasta parcialmente desprendida, sin que exista desprendimiento de las hojas. TOMO I: Desde la creación hasta la dispersión de los Hombres; Desde la disperción de los Hombres hasta las Olimpiadas; Desde las Olimpiadas hasta Alejandro; Guerras Púnicas. TOMO II: Guerras Civíles; Desde Cristo hasta Constantino; Desde Constantino hasta Augustulo. TOMO III: Los Bárbaros; Mahoma; Desde Carlo Magno Hasta las Cruzadas; Las Cruzadas. TOMO IV: Los Municipios; Guía del Imperio de Oriente; Los descubrimientos. TOMO V: El Siglo Decimosexto; El Siglo Decimoseptimo. TOMO VI: Libro XVII y XVIII TOMO VII: Nociones de cronología; Geografía Política; Arqueología y Bellas Artes. TOMO VIII: De la Guerra; De la Legislación y Diplomacia; De la Religión. TOMO IX: De la Filosofía; De la Literatura. TOMO X PREGUNTAR POR DISPONIBILIDAD El ejemplar puede no estar disponible, pues se oferta en otras plataformas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Red Sea Pilot.From Suez and from 'Akabah to the Straights of Bab-El-Mandeb, and the Arabian Coast thence to 'Aden; with directions for the navigation of the Suez Canal

      1873 - Second edition. 8vo. Original light red cloth, gilt; spine faded. viii, 255pp. London, J.D. Potter, Based largely on the work of Commanders Moresby and Elwon, and updated with the results of G.S. Nares who, in 1871-2, surveyed the Gulf of Suez and the west coast of the Red Sea, this work ?comprises directions for the navigation of the central Channel, and both coasts, from Suez and from 'Akabah to the Straights of Bab-el-Mandeb, as also the coast of Arabia extending thence to 'Aden.? Rare. Copac locates only two copies, both at the British Library. Worldcat adds just one more, at the New York Public Library. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vermutlich Landschaft am Nil mit einer Feluke am Ufer.

      - Farblinolschnitt, auf cremefarbenem Japan-Bütten, signiert und als „Orig.-Linolschnitt-Handdruck" bezeichnet. Darstellungsgröße 17,4:22,7 cm, Blattgröße 25,4:29,5 cm. – In den Außenrändern Papier leicht vergilbt, winzige Läsuren in den Rändern, mehrere Löchlein im Papier innerhalb der Darstellung. Die Künstlerin studierte wie ihr Mann - der Maler August Heitmüller (1873-1935) – bei Lovis Corinth (1858-1925), dazu besuchte sie die Mal- und Zeichenschule von Walter Thor (1870-1929) sowie die Azbe-Schule in München. 1911 beteiligte sie sich an der „Erste Juryfreie Ausstellung" in Berlin, 1913 nahm sie an der Deutschen Kunstausstellung in Kassel teil, zudem stellte sie von 1917-1922 als Mitglied bei der Hannoveraner Sezession in der Kestner-Gesellschaft aus. Die 46. Ausstellung der Kestner-Gesellschaft vom 27.11.1921 – 31.01.1922 widmete sich dem Werk des Künstlerpaares, das in Gümmer bei Hannover lebte. Die Künstlerin ist mit 3 Graphiken im Sprengel-Museum in Hannover vertreten.

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        Scott, William Bell- Association Copy] Gems of German Art

      George Routledge and Sons, London and New York 1873 - Superb original red-brown beveled cloth with ornate and gilt-blocked design on cover, also with black stamped designs, dark green endsheets. ASSOCIATION COPY, inscribed by Scott to Alice Boyd, his mistress and Pre-Raphaelite painter and supporter, on front free fly: "AB, from WBS (monogram signature) Affectionately, 187w." Printed on thick card paper, mounted full-page engravings throughout. AEG. Most scarce. Spencer Boyd's copy, Alice Boyd's brother, with his bookplate. Near fine, with uneven and loosened pages as often seen with gutta percha of this vintage. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Jottings During the Cruise of H.M.S. Curacoa Among the South Sea Islands in 1865 with Numerous Illustrations and Natural History Notices

      Longmans, Green & Co., London 1873 - London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1873 viii, 487 pp with two fold-out chromo-lithographs tipped in. 44 B&W wood engravings, and 50 hand-coloured engravings of 'objects in natural history,' ie. birds, reptiles, fishes, shells and insects, each of these with a glasine tissue guard, One 12" x 14" hand-colored fold-out map of the South Sea Islands bound in before index. Map has a short (3/4") tear next to binding, otherwise in excellent condition. The book has glue staining to endpapers, foxing to first few pages. Text is otherwise clean, tight and unmarked. Front hinge cracked but holding. Publisher's green cloth boards with gold-stamped outline of a canoe and gold-stamped titles along spine are rubbed at extremities with partial split to cloth along front hinge. Julius Lucius Brenchley (1816 - 1873) was a world-wide traveller and author from Maidstone, Kent. He visited United States, where he lived among indigenous people, Central and South America, North Africa, the Far East and Oceania. In 1865 he joined the Curacoa, a naval vessel then deployed to protect British interests in the Pacific including Solomon Islands, where Brenchley made a collection of more than 1,000 artefacts. He later published an account of the voyage: ‘Jottings During the Cruise of HMS 'Curacoa' Among the South Sea Islands in 1865’. His collection was divided between Maidstone Museum and the British Museum. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Life of James Williams, Better Known as Professor Jim, For Half a Century Janitor of Trinity College

      Hartford: Case, Lockwood & Brainard, Printers, 1873. Fine. First edition. 12mo. 79pp., frontispiece portrait. Publisher's purple cloth titled in gilt. Slight rubbing on spine, a trifle foxed, else a lovely fine copy. Also issued in wrappers, and reprinted in 1889. An exceptional copy.

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        Sprüche und Wahrheiten. Gezeichnt von Olaf Gulbransson.

      unpaginiert mit zahlreichen Zeichnungen von Olaf Gulbransson. 4, gebundene Ausgabe, illustrierter Original Pappband. mit Scutzumschlag, dieser gebräunt und an den Rändern berieben sowie mit einem fachännisch hinterlegten Einriss, die Seiten gebräunt, ansonsten das Buch sauber und frisch, auf dem Vortitel angedeutete Zeicnung mit Bleisift und persönlicher Widmung: "MEIN LIEBER SOLDAT FITUS ZU WEIHNACHTEN7 VON/ OLAF GULBRANSSON". Auf dem Innenteil des Umschlages weitere Bleistiftwidmung an Fitus. Olaf Leonhard Gulbransson (* 26. Mai 1873 in Christiania (später Oslo) - + 18. September 1958 auf dem Schererhof bei Tegernsee) war ein norwegischer Maler, Grafiker und Karikaturist. Internationale Bekanntheit erlangte er als Zeichner der Satirezeitschrift Simplicissimus.

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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. Translated from the French. One hundred and ten illustrations.

      Boston: Geo. M. Smith & Co. (Edition of James R. Osgood & Co.) Sold only by subscription. 1873 Front., plates; sl. foxing to prelims. Orig. green pictorial cloth, blocked & lettered in black & gilt; spine sl. worn at tail, and carefully repaired. Booklabel of Christopher C. Geest. a.e.g. Overall a v.g. copy.Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers, 1870. The first English edition was published November 1872. The first American edition was published by Osgood & Co. (Boston) also in late 1872, and immediately reissued by George Smith. The first Osgood printing (with a jellyfish design on front board) is exceptionally scarce, the suggestion being that most copies were destroyed in a warehouse fire prior to distribution. This copy has all edges gilt; less common than the plain version. This Smith re-issue not listed in JVE V006. Myers 56.

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        20,000 Leagues under the Sea

      Boston: Geo. M. Smith and Company, 1873. Copyright date 1873, second issued U.S. edition, first issue being published by James R. Osgood and Company, which many were destroyed in the fire. 110 illustrations. Green decorative cover over boards with gilt lettering and design on the front and on the spine. Brown inside covers front and back. No tears, two creases on the inside flyleaf. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine, with bumps to the head and toe of the spine. No Dust Jacket.'s. Text and illustrations remain bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid scarce book of the works of Jules Verne.. Second U.S. Edition. Hardcover. very good Plus/no. Jacket. 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. scarce Title.

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        The Works of Shakspere (sic). With notes. Imperial edition. With illustrations on Steel from pictures by C.W. Cope, W. P. Frith, C. R. Leslie, Vernon and others. (A biography of William Shakespeare by C. Knight. revised). In 2 volumes, complete with 44 engraved plates.

      London, Virtue & Co, n.d. (1873-76), - in-folio, volume 1: 800 p. + 26 engr. plates / volume 2: 778 p. + 18 engr. plates, pages printed with double col., with usual aging to the paper, in all a clean and fresh copy, plates on heavy paper without stains, full brown morocco, richly gilt on spine and both covers, all edges gilt, a fine copy with only a few traces of use to the corners of the bindings, gilt edges. A superb copy of this ?Imperial edition? with fine steel engravings with all the original tissue guards. The notes are revised by the great Shakespearian critic Charles Knight. Volume I: with a notice of the original editions of the plays. - Comedies - Histories. 1 frontispiece portrait + 1 engraved titlepage + 24 plates / Volume II: Histories - Tragedies - Poems - Plays ascribed to Shakespeare - A brief notice of opinion on the writing of Shakespeare - Indexes. 1 engraved titlepage + 17 plates. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. British Museum general catalogue of printed books vol. 220 (London 1964 ed.) col. 26. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage d'exploration en Indo-Chine effectué pendant les années 1866, 1867 et 1868 par une commission française. Présidée par M. le capitaine de frégate Doudard de Lagrée, et publié par les ordres du ministre de la Marine sous la direction de M. le lieutenant de vaisseau Francis Garnier. Avec les concours de M. Delaporte, lieutenant de vaisseau et de Mm. Joubert et Thorel, médecins de la Marine.

      Paris: Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1873 - 2 large quarto text volumes (335 x 246 mm) and one folio atlas, 2 volumes in one (490 x 360 mm). Contemporary red French quarter morocco, spines lettered and decorated in gilt, flat bands, red morocco-grain cloth sides concentrically panel-stamped in blind, all edges gilt in text volumes, top edge gilt and others untrimmed in atlas volume, white moiré endpapers. Cloth sides of atlas and corners of text volumes skilfully refurbished, old pale dampstain to margins one plate (not affecting image), customary scattered foxing, otherwise a very good set. Text volumes: 44 full-page engravings, as plates and in the text, including frontispiece to vol. 1, 10 full-page coloured maps and plans, wood-engraved vignettes throughout. Atlas volume: 2 double-page coloured area maps (one folding), 10 coloured route maps, 11 engraved plates of which 2 double-page, 27 single-tint lithographic plates, one containing 2 discrete images, 6 double-page of which 4 containing 2 images and one containing 3, 11 chromolithographic plates; title pages printed in red & black. First edition of the superbly illustrated official account of the most important 19th-century expedition into Indo-China. Cordier records a print run of 800 copies, although there has been more recent speculation that the edition may not have exceeded 300. Following the death of the commander, Captain Ernest Doudard de Lagrée, Garnier was forced to take command of this French government sponsored expedition to explore the navigability of the Mekong. After a voyage of nearly 5,500 miles they had successfully mapped over 3,600 miles of previously unrecorded terrain, represented here by the excellent maps based on Garnier's own notes and surveys. But probably one of the enduring achievements of the expedition was the superb suite of plates produced by Lieutenant Louis Delaporte. On the frequent occasions when the party was forced to travel over land, the river having become impassable, Delaporte took advantage of the interruptions to sketch the costumes and customs of the indigenous peoples, and the local flora and fauna. However, it is in the remarkable images that he produced of Angkor Wat that Delaporte's lasting legacy lies. His portrayal of the temple complex, "the Buddhist Notre Dame. more like a living fairy tale" as he described it, etched it into the Western consciousness and no doubt contributed much to its survival. In the 1970s the remnant of the deposed Khmer Rouge army took shelter there in the knowledge that Western opinion would not allow an attack that would threaten the site. "Garnier dedicated his life to the extension of the French political and commercial presence in Indochina and China. Between 1860. and his death in 1873 (concluding the assualt on the citadel of Hanoi), Garnier spent most of his time in the Far East. He is remembered today not as a colonial administrator but as the explorer of the Mekong River. Garnier managed to convince Napoleon III that France, already occupying the mouth of the Mekong, had to take advantage of this controlling position to develop trade with China (particularly with the province of Yunnan, a target of British and French imperialism) and to use this waterway to extend French colonization north of the new protectorate of Cambodia. Before Garnier's expedition, no European had ever travelled up the Mekong north of Vientiane (Viang-chan), in Laos. The full course and the source of the river were unknown, The expedition party would soon become aware that the river could not be used as a waterway for trade (because of its many rapids and seasonal water-level changes), but, two years after its departure from Saigon, the mission would come back with a map of the entire Mekong basin and with a wealth of information on the economic activities, cultures languages, and customs of the people living by the riverside and in tributary valleys. In remains, in scope and achievement, one of the most important expeditions conducted in the nineteenth c [Attributes: First Edition]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1873 - 1873 Wisden : Rebound without Covers, Excellent Condition

      1873. Hi, This is a Wisden from the Adrian Ellis Collection. 1873 : Rebound without Covers in exceptional condition. This Wisden is bound in dark brown with gilt to the spine, this book is in exceptional condition, very clean pages and hardly a mark inside, one that would be hard to beat. Close trimming to just pages 11-14.

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        Tin-Bearing Country, New England. (Report of Mr Licensed Surveyor Wilkinson on)

      Sydney, Government Printer, 1873. Folio, 10 pages with 7 small line illustrations plus 6 tinted lithographs. Drop-title, sewn as issued; a little foxing (mainly marginal); an excellent copy. New South Wales Parliamentary Paper Number 181 of 1873. The attractive plates (two full-page and four half-page) are well-executed views of operational mining scenes or interesting landscape features ('granite outcrops and alluvial workings', as Trove succinctly puts it); artists identified are Wilkinson himself and R.L. Murray.

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        A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism.

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1873. First edition, first issue, and a wonderful association copy, of Maxwell's presentation of his theory of electromagnetism, advancing ideas that would become essential for modern physics, including the landmark "hypothesis that light and electricity are the same in their ultimate nature" (Grolier/Horblit). "This treatise did for electromagnetism what Newton's Principia had done from classical mechanics. It not only provided the mathematical tools for the investigation and representation of the whole electromagnetic theory, but it altered the very framework of both theoretical and experimental physics. It was this work that finally displaced action-at-a-distance physics and substituted the physics of the field" (Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, p. 2539). "From a long view of the history of mankind -- seen from, say, ten thousand years from now -- there can be little doubt that the most significant event of the 19th century will be judged as Maxwell's discovery of the laws of electrodynamics" (R. P. Feynman, in The Feynman Lectures on Physics II (1964), p. 1-6). "[Maxwell] may well be judged the greatest theoretical physicist of the 19th century ... Einstein's work on relativity was founded directly upon Maxwell's electromagnetic theory; it was this that led him to equate Faraday with Galileo and Maxwell with Newton" (PMM). "Einstein summed up Maxwell's achievement in 1931 on the occasion of the centenary of Maxwell's birth: 'We may say that, before Maxwell, Physical Reality, in so far as it was to represent the process of nature, was thought of as consisting in material particles, whose variations consist only in movements governed by [ordinary] differential equations. Since Maxwell's time, Physical Reality has been thought of as represented by continuous fields, governed by partial differential equations, and not capable of any mechanical interpretation. This change in the conception of Reality is the most profound and the most fruitful that physics has experienced since the time of Newton'" (Longair). Provenance: The Wheatstone Collection, King's College, London (ink stamps 'King's College London' on recto, 'Kings College London withdrawn' on verso, of title of both volumes, bookplates of the Wheatstone Collection on front paste-downs, shelf-mark in pencil on half-titles). Maxwell was Professor of Natural Philosophy at King's from 1860 to 1865. This was probably the most productive period of his career, during which he displayed the world's first light-fast colour photograph, further developed his ideas on the viscosity of gases, and proposed a system for defining physical quantities, now known as dimensional analysis. But this time is especially noteworthy for the advances Maxwell made in the fields of electricity and magnetism. He examined the nature of both electric and magnetic fields in his two-part paper 'On physical lines of force,' which was published in 1861. In it he provided a conceptual model for electromagnetic induction, consisting of tiny spinning cells of magnetic flux. In two subsequent parts, published in 1862, he introduced the concept of displacement current and gave an explanation for the Faraday effect, the rotation of the plane of the polarization of light in a magnetic field. These researched culminated in the publication of his greatest work, 'A dynamical theory of the electromagnetic field,' in 1865. "According to a famous passage in its preface, the Treatise (1873) represented the outcome of this programme" (Landmark Writings, p. 569). Charles Wheatstone (1802-75) was Maxwell's colleague at King's in the 1860s, having been appointed Professor of Natural Philosophy there in 1834. He was responsible for a number of inventions but is perhaps best known today for the 'Wheatstone bridge,' a device that accurately measured electrical resistance and became widely used in laboratories. He was knighted in 1868. "Maxwell's great paper of 1865 established his dynamical theory of the electromagnetic field. The origins of the paper lay in his earlier papers of 1856, in which he began the mathematical elaboration of Faraday's researches into electromagnetism, and of 1861-1862, in which the displacement current was introduced. These earlier works were based upon mechanical analogies. In the paper of 1865, the focus shifts to the role of the fields themselves as a description of electromagnetic phenomena. The somewhat artificial mechanical models by which he had arrived at his field equations a few years earlier were stripped away. Maxwell's introduction of the concept of fields to explain physical phenomena provided the essential link between the mechanical world of Newtonian physics and the theory of fields, as elaborated by Einstein and others, which lies at the heart of twentieth and twenty-first century physics" (Longair). The 1865 paper "provided a new theoretical framework for the subject, based on experiment and a few general dynamical principles, from which the propagation of electromagnetic waves through space followed without any special assumptions ... In the Treatise Maxwell extended the dynamical formalism by a more thoroughgoing application of Lagrange's equations than he had attempted in 1865. His doing so coincided with a general movement among British and European mathematicians about then toward wider use of the methods of analytical dynamics in physical problems ... Using arguments extraordinarily modern in flavor about the symmetry and vector structure of the terms, he expressed the Lagrangian for an electromagnetic system in its most general form. [George] Green and others had developed similar arguments in studying the dynamics of the luminiferous ether, but the use Maxwell made of Lagrangian techniques was new to the point of being almost a new approach to physical theory--though many years were to pass before other physicists fully exploited the ground he had broken ... "In 1865, and again in the Treatise, Maxwell's next step after completing the dynamical analogy was to develop a group of eight equations describing the electromagnetic field ... The principle they embody is that electromagnetic processes are transmitted by the separate and independent action of each charge (or magnetized body) on the surrounding space rather than by direct action at a distance. Formulas for the forces between moving charged bodies may indeed be derived from Maxwell's equations, but the action is not along the line joining them and can be reconciled with dynamical principles only by taking into account the exchange of momentum with the field" (DSB). "Maxwell once remarked that the aim of his Treatise was not to expound the final view of his electromagnetic theory, which he had developed in a series of five major papers between 1855 and 1868; rather it was to educate himself by presenting a view of the stage he had reached in his thinking. Accordingly, the work is loosely organized on historical and experimental, rather than systematically deductive, lines. It extended Maxwell's ideas beyond the scope of his earlier work in many directions, producing a highly fecund (if somewhat confusing) demonstration of the special importance of electricity to physics as a whole. He began the investigation of moving frames of reference, which in Einstein's hands were to revolutionize physics; gave proofs of the existence of electromagnetic waves that paved the way for Hertz's discovery of radio waves; worked out connections between electrical and optical qualities of bodies that would lead to modern solid-state physics; and applied Tait's quaternion formulae to the field equations, out of which Heaviside and Gibbs would develop vector analysis" (Norman). DSB IX, p.198; Grolier/Horblit 72; Norman 1666 (second issue); PMM 355; Poggendorff III, p. 889; Wheeler Gift Catalogue 1872. Achard, 'James Clerk Maxwell, A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism, First Edition (1873),' Chapter 44 in Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics 1640-1940, Grattan-Guinness (ed.), 2005. Malcolm Longair, '. . . a paper. . . I hold to be great guns': a commentary on Maxwell (1865) 'A dynamical theory of the electromagnetic field'. Philosophical Transactions A 373, No. 2039, 13 April 2015. Two volumes, 8vo (223 x 140 mm), pp. xxix, [3], 425, [5] and 13 plates (errata slip before leaf B1); xxiii [1], 444, [2] and 7 plates, 15 [1] (advertisements). Original publisher's blind-stamped plum cloth, small paper tear with loss to lower outer corner of p. xxiii/xxiv of volume 1, lacks errata slips, inner hinges broken, rubbed, some corner wear, volume 1 torn at head of spine without loss, volume 2 frayed on joints. This first issue can be distinguished from the second from the eight leaves of publisher's advertisements in the rear of volume 2; the entry for Maxwell's Treatise itself states "just published.".

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        THE EXPRESSION OF THE EMOTIONS IN MAN AND ANIMALS TENTH THOUSAND

      JOHN MURRAY, LONDON 1873 - 8vo (19.5cm) viii, 394pp, index. 7 photographic plates, as called for. Many other illustrations. Original green publisher's cloth binding. Freeman F1144. Integral adverts (2C3-4) dated Nov. 1872 + 32pp of inserted adverts dated November 1879. CONDITION: NEAR FINE. The original cloth has no restoration. Some minor rubbing to extremities and bumping to spine. Binding secure with original brown endpapers intact. No foxing. Generally very clean text. A super, bright copy. This is the variant issue of the tenth thousand in which there are no folds in any of the plates and the plates are numbered in Roman. See ***old stock images*** below, for examples of both the folding and the non-folding variants (folding versions numbered in Arabic) . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Prescott's Works 16 Volumes

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1873 Edited by John Foster Kirk, Very nice looking set of books, Leather spine and corner tips, marbled front and back boards bright colors nice, brown leather faded and some wear to the leather on the spine, has all the spine labels, some edgewear on the corner tips. Complete 16 volumes. The volumes are: Volume I (5 volumes to I) . Conquest of Mexico, Conquest of Peru, Charles The Fifth, Philip The Second and Ferdinand And Isabella Volume II (5 volumes to II) Ferdinand And Isabella, Charles The Fifth, Conquest of Mexico, Conquest of Peru and Philip The Second, Volume III ( 4 volumes to III) Conquest of Mexico, Ferdinand And Isabella, Charles The Fifth, and Philip The Second, Life Of Prescott by Ticknor, and Biogrpahies and Miscellanies. The set weighs 24 pounds in a box

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        The Stones of Venice

      Smith, Elder and Co. 1873 - New edition, limited to 1,500 copies signed by John Ruskin at the end of the preface. Three volumes bound in vellum with elaborate gilt stamping to spine and edges, decorative leather title labels to spine. Vellum is toned, soiled and marked, spines darkened. Inner hinges slightly tender. Previous owner ex-libris label to front end sheet of the first volume. Pages toned and with occasional foxing. Small repaired crack in vellum at bottom spine joint of Volume III and short tear across spine. Headband worn on one volume. Signed by the author. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.

      London: John Murray,, 1873. Or the Preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. Sixth edition, with additions and corrections (thirteenth thousand). Octavo. Original green ribbed-grain cloth, gilt titles to spine, frames and central vignette blocked in blind to covers, brown coated endpapers. Folding diagram facing page 91. Spine gently rolled, rubbing to extremities, slight wear to very tips, mark to foot of spine, top edge lightly dust toned, inner hinges cracked but holding, text block slightly shaken, cords showing a little at gutter between sigs. H and I; a very good copy. Sixth edition, fourth issue, marked, like the third issue, as the "thirteenth thousand" on the title page. The sixth edition is the last lifetime edition. Darwin continually made revisions to his text; this edition featuring a new chapter, chapter VII, and a glossary by W. S. Dallas. "The edition was aimed at a wider public and printed in smaller type ... giving the general impression of a cheap edition, which at 7s. 6d, it was". It is also the first edition of The Origin of Species to feature the word "evolution"; the term was first used by Darwin in The Descent of Man, published in 1871. This edition was subsequently reprinted unchanged from stereos in 1872 and again in 1873. The final issue is dated 1876; stereos of this issue were used for the very many issues which followed, from 1878 to 1929, continuing to include the summary of differences and the historical sketch.

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        UN MARTYR EN COREE VIE DE MICHEL-ALEXANDRE PETITNICOLAS MISSIONNAIRE DECAPITE PO

      Tours 1873, Mame. Blue boards, very good,mend to front cover corner,French text, 190p. frontis portrait, 13.5 x 22.5 cm., b.w. engraved frontis, 4 instutional stamps,else clean,solid bright paper, appendix. TOGETHER WITH:original 1874 article. *** *** TWO ITEMS: A BOOK AND AN ARTICLE ON FR. PETITNICOLAS EARLY CATHOLIC MISSIONS AND MISSIONARIES IN KOREA THE RARE & TRUE ACCOUNT OF KOREAN OFFICIALS BEHEADING FRENCH CATHOLIC MISSIONARIES IN 1866 A true and early account of the murder of French Catholic missionaries in Korea. THE MARTYR: MICHEL-ALEXANDRE PETITNICOLAS: Born in 1828, he was a Petitnicolas seminarian at Châtel in 1844 and the major seminary of Saint-Die. He stayed for two years in foreign missions before being ordained a priest in 1852. HE BECAME A MISSIONARY AND WENT TO KUMBAKONAM, KOREA: Vicar in Laveline-devant-Bruyeres for a year, he went on a mission to Pondicherry on 5 August 1853. In the Korean district of Kumbakonam, involving 300 villages and some 10,000 Korean Christians. He did not like the climate, was then sent to Hong Kong, from 1855 to 1857 to learn Chinese. In March 1858 he was smuggled into Korea again and began to visit the small Christian communities. He learned Korean with some ease and began to write a Latin-Korean dictionary. He got into major trouble with the Korean government, who began a the Christian persecution of 1860. He continued his missionary work, and supported native Korean priests. At the time of the bloody persecution of Christians in 1866 he was arrested along with Fr. POURTHIE. After a few weeks of very challenging detention they were both beheaded on 12 March 1866. Four other priests had already suffered the same fate on March 8th, 1866. Many times exhumed his body was deposited in the vault of the cathedral Seoul on 10 September 1900 ITEM #1 OF TWO ITEMS IN THIS LISTING: A VERY RARE BOOK ! This is a very rare work on the activities and eventual martyrdom of two French missionaries. There are very few resources covering the early period of French missionary work in Korea. Seldom found on the market, this work covers the missionary activities carried out by Petinicolas, his travels, studies, work with Korean Christian villages. Work at Pondiechery in Shanghai, travel to Seoul. Commentaries on Korea, study of Korean in Hong Kong, administration 1856-1857, and his continued work with Korean village Christians. ITEM #2: AN EARLY AND RARE ARTICLE, 1874: In the Feburary 13, 1874 issue of "LES MISSIONS CATHOLIQUES" is an excellent article under the "BIBLIOGRAPHIE" heading, with title: "UN MARTYR EN COREE, VIE DE MICHAEL-ALEXANDRER PETITNICOLAS, missionnaire decapite pour la foi le 12 Mars 1866; par M. L'Abbe Renard, aumonier des Soeurs hospitalieres du Saint-Espirit, 1 volume in 8 de 190 pages [1873]. This is an excellent article discussing, outlining with a synopsis the above book and martyr Michel-Alexandre Petitnicolas, in Korea, 1866. See photos posted to our website for the contents pages and the above article front page. CONDITION: The book is in its original blue boards, with gold stamped decorations and titles. The corners, head/tail of spine the usual wear, four institutional stamps, else a clean text, with a few fox spots here and there. Solid, firm copy. The article is extracted from the journal and is clean and solid, with a recent REFERENCES: French Wikipedia: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel-Alexandre_Petitnicolas Charles Dallet, Church History of Korea, preceded by an introduction on the history, institutions, language, Korean manners and customs, V. Palme, Paris, 1874, p.402. Biographical sketch of Peter Heili in Albert Ronsin (edited by), The famous Vosges. Illustrated biographical dictionary, Vagney, Editions Gerard Louis 1990, p.293. Abbé JB Edmond L'Hote, Lives of the Saints of the diocese of Saint-Die , Humbert, Saint Die, Vol II, p.573. Jean-Marie Thiébaud, French presence in Korea in the late XVIII th century to the present day, L'Harmattan, 2005, p. 20. Michel Alexandre Petitnicolas, Vosges Biography on the personal website of Bernard Visse. WorldCat: Locates this edition: https://www.worldcat.org/title/martyr-en-coree-vie-de-michel -alexandre-petitnicolas-missionnaire-decapite-pour-la-foi-le -12-mars-1866/oclc/14867667&referer=brief_results .

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        Nuovo manuale di tipografia ossia guida pratica pei combinatori di caratteri, pei torcolieri, macchinisti, legatori di libri, ecc.

      Presso Gaetano Brigola e Giuseppe Bernardoni, 1873. Parte prima: Della composizione in generale. Parte seconda: Della stampa in generale. Della stereotipia, ecc. Al quinto ed ultimo capitolo della seconda parte, un Vocabolario tipografico, due Appendici ed un supplemento (alle ultime 10 pagine non numerate) di sole illustrazioni a piena pagina (torchi, ecc.). Ancora presenti due Tavole a doppia pagina orizzontale di Rapporti tipografici. Timbro al primo risguardo ed occhietto di importante ed estinta Associazione grafica novecentesca. Molte figure in nero incise nel testo. Seconda edizione migliorata ed accresciuta (apparentemente inesistente la Prima, non censita in ICCU che cataloga la presente ed una terza edizione). Ottimo esemplare, a pieni margini, totalmente coevo. Raro. Legatura coeva in mezza tela verde con angoli, brossura editoriale applicata ai piatti e al dorso, pp. XXXII, 466, 10 n.n., in 8°

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        La libération du territoire

      Calmann Lévy, Paris 1873, 15,5x23,5cm, relié. - Calmann Lévy, Paris 1873, 15,5x23,5cm, relié. - Edition venduto a beneficio di Alsazia-Lorena, seconda istruzione edizione. Associazione a bradel marmorizzazione aperto, schiena liscia, ai sensi della parte marocco nera, coperte dopo aver memorizzato morsi, dorato, legame firmato Thomas Boichot. autografo firmato Victor Hugo Leon Benvenuti. Alcuni foxing che colpisce principalmente la prima e l'ultima pagina. Fonte: Biblioteca di Léon Bienvenu alla stampa timbrare la sua biblioteca e il numero della sua mano sul frontespizio. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale vendue au profit des Alsaciens-Lorrains, mention de deuxième édition. Reliure à la bradel en plein papier marbré, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin noir, couvertures comportant des piqûres conservées, tête dorée, reliure signée de Thomas Boichot. Envoi autographe signé de Victor Hugo à Léon Bienvenu. Quelques rousseurs affectant principalement les premiers et derniers feuillets. Provenance : de la bibliothèque de Léon Bienvenu avec le cachet imprimé de sa bibliothèque et numéroté de sa main sur la page de titre.

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        Les plantes Alpines. -

      J. Rothschild 1873 -, Paris - 1 volume. Grand in-8 319 pp. Reliure demi-chagrin vert. Dos à nerfs avec fleurons dorés dans caissons. Toutes tranches dorées. Intérieur très propre. Illustré par 50 chromotypographies et de 78 vignettes des espèces les plus remarquables. Très bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La libération du territoire

      - Calmann Lévy, Paris 1873, 15,5x23,5cm, relié. - Edition venduto a beneficio di Alsazia-Lorena, seconda istruzione edizione. Associazione a bradel marmorizzazione aperto, schiena liscia, ai sensi della parte marocco nera, coperte dopo aver memorizzato morsi, dorato, legame firmato Thomas Boichot. autografo firmato Victor Hugo Leon Benvenuti. Alcuni foxing che colpisce principalmente la prima e l'ultima pagina. Fonte: Biblioteca di Léon Bienvenu alla stampa timbrare la sua biblioteca e il numero della sua mano sul frontespizio. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale vendue au profit des Alsaciens-Lorrains, mention de deuxième édition. Reliure à la bradel en plein papier marbré, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin noir, couvertures comportant des piqûres conservées, tête dorée, reliure signée de Thomas Boichot. Envoi autographe signé de Victor Hugo à Léon Bienvenu. Quelques rousseurs affectant principalement les premiers et derniers feuillets. Provenance : de la bibliothèque de Léon Bienvenu avec le cachet imprimé de sa bibliothèque et numéroté de sa main sur la page de titre.

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        Prime du Journal Les Modes Parisiennes.

      (Typ. Henri Plon), 1873. In 4° (mm 316x234); cartocino editoriale stampato; 20 tavole a colori a piena pagina protette da velina (Moine et Falconer impr.), raffiguranti costumi, prevalentemente femminili, delle seguenti regioni: Svizzera, Carinzia, Ungheria, Tirolo, Moravia, Sassonia, Voralberg, Vienna, Stiria. Ottima copia. .

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        Le livre de Patisserie.

      Paris, Librairie Hachette 1873. - Vicaire 418; Drexel 983; Georg 1632; Schraemli 99. Erste und anscheinend wohl einzige Ausgabe von Gouffes bekanntem Konditoreibuch, das - im Gegensatz zu seinem ebenfalls beliebtem `Livre de Cuisine` - nicht in deutscher Übersetzung erschien. Die Leistung des französischen Spitzenkochs Jules Gouffe (1807-1877) wird übereinstimmend als bahnbrechend für eine neue Küche und als besondere Wegmarke gewürdigt. Als erster trug er alle wesentlichen Rezepte der Haute-Cuisine-Küche und der einfachen Hausküche zusammen. Lex.-8°. Titel in Rot- u. Schwarzdruck u. m. kl. Holzst.-Vign., 2 Bll. (Inh. u. 1 ganzs. Holzstich-Porträt des Verf.)., VII(1), 506(2) S. Mit 10 chromolithogr. Tafeln (nach Ölbildern von E. Ronjat) u. 137 Holzst.-Illustr. im Text auf Tafelseiten. Leinenband d. Zeit m. goldgepr. Titel u. Verz. auf Rü., blindgepr. Deckelrahmen u. umseit. Goldschnitt (signiert: Vigneau & Pasquier). Einbd. lediglich an den Ecken u. Kapitalen m. geringf. Abriebspuren, im Text etw. gegilbt u. vereinz. stockfleckig, Tl. des Buchblockes im ob. Seitensteg etw. wasserrandig, 8 Seiten verdruckt (doppelt bedruckt u. dadurch kaum lesbar).

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        Le tour du monde en 80 jours

      - J. Hetzel, Paris 1873, Grd. in-8 (18x27,5cm), 217pp., relié. - illustrata Edition, disegni di Neville Bennett e una mappa di grandi dimensioni, mappa del mondo. editor di cartonnage ha dichiarato: "Per mazzi di fiori rosa" del tipo 5 ° (con la supervisione di cerchi greci e scuri intorno agli medaglioni), marrone castagna. Bella piastra superiore con un piccolo scolorimento elevato margine del confine greco. Un angolo leggermente piegato. angoli strofinato. Dos sbiadito e si illuminò. Un sottile testa 1 centimetro fessura sul coperchio inferiore. Secondo piatto bene con un diametro macchia bianca di 0,5 cm. Brunissures sparsi. Nel complesso, esemplari molto apprezzabile. Il cinema interesserà abbondantemente a questo titolo mitica di Jules verne, uno dei più popolari romanzi d'avventura mai scritti.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée, de dessins par Neville et Benett, et une grande carte, planisphère. Cartonnage d'éditeur dit "Aux bouquets de roses" du 5e type (avec encadrement de grecques et cercles noirs autour des médaillons), de couleur brun marron. Belle plaque supérieure aux ors bien marqués,  avec de petites traces de décoloration en marge haute dans la bordure de grecques. Un coin légèrement replié. Coins frottés. Dos fané et éclairci. Une très mince fente de 1cm en tête sur le plat inférieur. Second plat bien avec une tache blanche de 0,5cm de diamètre. Brunissures éparses. Etiquette de libraire : LIbrairie Charles Brun, Toulouse. Dans l'ensemble, exemplaire tout à fait appréciable. Le cinéma s'interessera abondamment à ce titre mythique de Jules verne, un des romans d'aventures les plus populaires jamais écrits. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.  

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        UN MARTYR EN COREE VIE DE MICHEL-ALEXANDRE PETITNICOLAS MISSIONNAIRE DECAPITE PO

      - Tours 1873, Mame. Blue boards, very good,mend to front cover corner,French text, 190p. frontis portrait, 13.5 x 22.5 cm., b.w. engraved frontis, 4 instutional stamps,else clean,solid bright paper, appendix. TOGETHER WITH:original 1874 article. *** *** *** . . . TWO ITEMS: A BOOK AND AN ARTICLE ON FR. PETITNICOLAS . . . EARLY CATHOLIC MISSIONS AND MISSIONARIES IN KOREA . . . THE RARE & TRUE ACCOUNT OF KOREAN OFFICIALS . . . BEHEADING FRENCH CATHOLIC MISSIONARIES IN 1866 . * A true and early account of the murder of French Catholic missionaries in Korea. . *** THE MARTYR: MICHEL-ALEXANDRE PETITNICOLAS: . Born in 1828, he was a Petitnicolas seminarian at Châtel in 1844 and the major seminary of Saint-Die. He stayed for two years in foreign missions before being ordained a priest in 1852. . HE BECAME A MISSIONARY AND WENT TO KUMBAKONAM, KOREA: . Vicar in Laveline-devant-Bruyeres for a year, he went on a mission to Pondicherry on 5 August 1853. In the Korean district of Kumbakonam, involving 300 villages and some 10,000 Korean Christians. He did not like the climate, was then sent to Hong Kong, from 1855 to 1857 to learn Chinese. . In March 1858 he was smuggled into Korea again and began to visit the small Christian communities. He learned Korean with some ease and began to write a Latin-Korean dictionary. He got into major trouble with the Korean government, who began a the Christian persecution of 1860. He continued his missionary work, and supported native Korean priests. . At the time of the bloody persecution of Christians in 1866 he was arrested along with Fr. POURTHIE. After a few weeks of very challenging detention they were both beheaded on 12 March 1866. Four other priests had already suffered the same fate on March 8th, 1866. . Many times exhumed his body was deposited in the vault of the cathedral Seoul on 10 September 1900 . *** ITEM #1 OF TWO ITEMS IN THIS LISTING: . A VERY RARE BOOK ! This is a very rare work on the activities and eventual martyrdom of two French missionaries. There are very few resources covering the early period of French missionary work in Korea. . Seldom found on the market, this work covers the missionary activities carried out by Petinicolas, his travels, studies, work with Korean Christian villages. . Work at Pondiechery in Shanghai, travel to Seoul. Commentaries on Korea, study of Korean in Hong Kong, administration 1856-1857, and his continued work with Korean village Christians. . * ITEM #2: AN EARLY AND RARE ARTICLE, 1874: . In the Feburary 13, 1874 issue of "LES MISSIONS CATHOLIQUES" is an excellent article under the "BIBLIOGRAPHIE" heading, with title: "UN MARTYR EN COREE, VIE DE MICHAEL-ALEXANDRER PETITNICOLAS, missionnaire decapite pour la foi le 12 Mars 1866; par M. L'Abbe Renard, aumonier des Soeurs hospitalieres du Saint-Espirit, 1 volume in 8 de 190 pages [1873]. . This is an excellent article discussing, outlining with a synopsis the above book and martyr Michel-Alexandre Petitnicolas, in Korea, 1866. . *** See photos posted to our website for the contents pages and the above article front page. . *** CONDITION: The book is in its original blue boards, with gold stamped decorations and titles. The corners, head/tail of spine the usual wear, four institutional stamps, else a clean text, with a few fox spots here and there. Solid, firm copy. . The article is extracted from the journal and is clean and solid, with a recent . *** REFERENCES: . French Wikipedia: * Charles Dallet, Church History of Korea, preceded by an introduction on the history, institutions, language, Korean manners and customs, V. Palme, Paris, 1874, p.402. * Biographical sketch of Peter Heili in Albert Ronsin (edited by), The famous Vosges. Illustrated biographical dictionary, Vagney, Editions Gerard Louis 1990, p.293. * Abbé JB Edmond L'Hote, Lives of the Saints of the diocese of Saint-Die , Humbert, Saint Die, Vol II, p.573. * Jean-Marie Thiébaud, French presence in Korea in the late XVIII th century to the pres

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        Nuovo manuale di tipografia ossia guida pratica pei combinatori di caratteri, pei torcolieri, macchinisti, legatori di libri, ecc.

      Presso Gaetano Brigola e Giuseppe Bernardoni,, Milano 1873 - Parte prima: Della composizione in generale. Parte seconda: Della stampa in generale. Della stereotipia, ecc. Al quinto ed ultimo capitolo della seconda parte, un Vocabolario tipografico, due Appendici ed un supplemento (alle ultime 10 pagine non numerate) di sole illustrazioni a piena pagina (torchi, ecc.). Ancora presenti due Tavole a doppia pagina orizzontale di Rapporti tipografici. Timbro al primo risguardo ed occhietto di importante ed estinta Associazione grafica novecentesca. Molte figure in nero incise nel testo. Seconda edizione migliorata ed accresciuta (apparentemente inesistente la Prima, non censita in ICCU che cataloga la presente ed una terza edizione). Ottimo esemplare, a pieni margini, totalmente coevo. Raro. Legatura coeva in mezza tela verde con angoli, brossura editoriale applicata ai piatti e al dorso, pp. XXXII, 466, 10 n.n., in 8° [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Manuscript Letter Relating to The Great Chicago Fire Relief Efforts

      1873 - Folio sheet. 1p. Very good with creases from being folded with some spots of soiling and contemporary ink smudges. A letter sent to William H. Baldwin by the founders of the Young Men's Christian Union of Chicago founded in the days following The Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The first duty of the newly created YMCU was relief efforts for which was Baldwin invaluable. As the president of the YMCU of Boston, he was able to secure 750 case of goods totaling $150,000. This formal invitation honors Baldwin and is Signed by George Pullman and 25 other prominent citizens of Chicago: "We . beg leave to tender you a complimentary dinner . as a mark of our appreciation of your distinguished service in behalf of the sufferers by the late fire, and in recognition of your efforts to promote the welfare of the Chicago Christian Union."Three years later the YMCU changed its name to the Chicago Athenaeum and relocated to a building at Nos. 48 to 54 Dearborn Street where it occupied the second, third, and fourth floors with classrooms and a full gymnasium, and still later a seven-story building occupying 18 to 26 Van Buren Street. In addition to Pullman, who served as president of the organization from 1872-1874, the document is signed by numerous important citizens of Chicago, businessmen, doctors, judges, and clergy who play a role in the rebuilding of Chicago and the officers of the Chicago YMCU and then Chicago Athenaeum. Some of the notables include Wirt Dexter, esteemed Chicago lawyer and father of Suffragette Katharine Dexter McCormick, D.L. Shorey, judge and city council member; and Lewis L. Coburn, lawyer and first president of the Chicago Union League.An intriguing document noting and important relief effort following the Great Fire bearing the signatures of over two dozen important member of Chicago Society.

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        Six lettres autographes signées, décembre 1871 - novembre 1873.

      Phnom Pen, 1/12/1871, feuille double, 13,5 X 21 cm. 4 pages. ; Hong Kong, 9/11/1872, feuille double, 13,5 X 21cm. 3 pages ; Shangaï, 6/02/1 873, feuille double, 10,5 X 13,5 cm. 4 pages ; Shanghaï, 19/04/1873, 2 feuilles doubles, 13,5 X 21 cm. 8 pages ; Hanoï, 6/11/ 1873, feuille double, 13,5 X 21 cm. 2 pages ; Hanoï, 22/11 (1873), feuille double, 13,5 X 21 cm. 2 pages. Exceptionnel ensemble jalonnant des derniers chapitre de la vie de l'explorateur. Nous le trouvons à Phnom Pen, déclinant une invitation à découvrir Angkor, trop investi dans son travail et jugeant prématuré, pour lui, cette expérience. Il apprend nuit et jour le pali et prépare une grammaire comparée indochinoise, livrant quelques trouvailles avec exaltation. Il exprime enfin son désir de faire partie d'une "Société asiatique ? ou orientale ? ou bien ??? qui puisse me preter son influence et m'ouvrir son bulletin [...] L'administration locale n'a pas assez de suite dans les idées pour que je puisse aller au bout sans publier quelque mémoire ou travaux partiels de nature à prouver ici que je fait oeuvre utile". Depuis Hong-Kong, l'année suivante, à bord de l'Hooghly, il annonce à sa mère la naissance de sa deuxième fille Marguerite Georgette (car le parrain, par tradition le commandant de bord, se prénomme Georges). "De toutes mes aventures de voyage, celle-ci est bien la plus singulière". Installé à Shangaï avec les siens, il s'inquiète de l'accueil public de son "Voyage en Indochine" et donne des instructions pour la publication en feuilleton de ces prochaines notes de voyages (il veut 20 centimes la ligne). Récit de campagne de guerre, ou exploration scientifique du Tibet, les négociations en cours avec la Chine en déciderons. Garnier est dans l'incertitude et la gène financière. Les affaires reprennent 2 mois plus tard. Il est officiellement accrédité pour une mission scientifique, en réalité politique, au Tibet. Il s'agit en fait de contrecarrer les "intrigues anglaises en faveur des mahométants". Garnier donne ses instructions parisiennes tout azimut. Il à enfin reçu son livre. A propos de Delaporte (préfacier) : "L'Amiral le placera sous mes ordres dans le cas ou nous nous rencontrerons au Yu-Nan. S'il trouve que j'ai fait bien de la misère aux membres de la commission du Mekong, qui sans moi n'aurait jamais rien produit... que va-t-il dire du paradis que je lui ménage !" Il reçoit aussi l'appel de Dupré lui offrant une situation, "à designer moi-même", en Cochinchine. Depuis la citadelle de Hanoï, voici l'original du premier ordre, sur une feuille à en-tête, barré, du Cabinet du Gouverneur, qu'il adresse au corps expéditionnaire : "Marins et soldats, En vous envoyant au Tong-King sauvegarder les intérêts de la civilisation et de la France, l'amiral gouverneur vous a fait une faveur et donné une preuve de confiance. Vous méritez l'une, vous justifierez l'autre..." Une septieme lettre, non signée et de toute apparence reportée par un tiers à la main, est adressée à son compagon Luro, administrateur des affaires indigènes à Saïgon, il lui fait le récit des évennements : "... J'expédie en bloc tous les hauts fonctionnaires du pays à Saigon pour qu'ils ne se croient pas obligé de soulever les populations contre moi et je reste toujours avec ma province sur les bras" et l'appel à lui : "Avec toi, tout marche comme sur des roulettes, mais vrai ! je ne peux pas tout faire. Je n'ai pas le temps de t'expliquer le pourquoi du comment. Dis à Philastre que je n'ai pas tort et que j'ai tendu aux Annamites la perche le plus longtemps possible. Je la leur tends encore, s'ils veulent de ma convention commerciale puisque je dis que je rendrai Hanoi au roi dans ce cas, ce qui fait hésiter encore beaucoup de gens qui sans cela se rallieraient à moi. Ou il ne fallait pas m'envoyer, ou je ne pouvais agir autrement. Viens, viens, viens, il y a beaucoup, beaucoup à faire ici [...} Ouf ! Voila ma 3° nuit. Adieu ou plutôt au revoir"

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        The African Sketchbook

      1873 - First edition. 2 vols. 12 maps, 10 plates and numerous other illustrations. 8vo. Fine original pictorial cloth giltcloth, xii, 483; vii, 529 pp. London, Smith, Elder & Co, Evidently a birthday gift, this copy has elaborate chromo cut outs pasted to the endpapers and the rectos of each frontispiece. A floral garland surrounds the inscription from Miss Houlston to D. J. Harris August 1880. This work includes accounts of the first two of Reade's three trips to Africa (1862, 1869 and 1873). He was prompted to visit Africa following the publication in 1861 of du Chaillu's theories on the gorilla as being aggressive, powerful animals. He spent five months in Gabon and was able to produce evidence to the contrary. His second trip took him to Sierra Leone where he explored sources of the Niger, reached Faluba before finally becoming the first European to visit the gold mines of Bouri. (DNB) Hosken, p166. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE STONES OF VENICE. Volume I - The Foundations: Volume II - The Sea Stories: Volume III - The Fall.

      NEW EDITION. Limited to 1500 copies. Signed by Ruskin after the new preface, written for this new edition. 3 volumes. Large 8vo. (10.3 x 7.3 inches). Collations; V.1; xxii + 400 pp,-- V. 2; viii + 394 pp, -- V. 3; iv + 362 pp. Illustrated with 53 full page litho plates by Ruskin, some in colour. 38 smaller engravings throughout the text. Some minor foxing otherwise a very good set in fine leather bindings by Birdsall and Son of Northampton. Half tan morocco. Spines with wide raised bands, box ruled in gilt. Compartments double ruled and decorated in gilt. Green and brown labels, ruled and lettered in gilt. Grey cloth on boards with black ruled border and triple gilt ruled edge lines. Top edges gilt.

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        Ueber einige im Blute vorhandende Bacterien-bildende Massen. Vorläufige Mittheilung (pp.577-578).

      Zbl. med. Wiss., 11/37. - Berlin, August Hirschwald, 1873, 8, pp.577-592, Brosch. First Edition!.. "Then, within an 8-year period, three outstanding investigators, each making his contributions independently, supplied observations that established the foundation for our present knowledge. With our hindsight polished, it is possible to be amused at some of the false starts and unsteady steps that characterized this early work. Thus, the 24-year-old William Osler noted the presence of bacterialike particles which were often ("manchmal") found in the blood of normal humans and animals." A year later, in 1874, although still in complete darkness as to their nature or function, he reported a series of observations, supplemented with illustrations, that provided a relatively modern picture of blood platelets (An account of certain organisms occurring in the liquor sanguinis). He noted that these structures were "pale round disks" which were "i-i the size of a red corpuscle." In comments that could well be most instructive to many investigators of today, he added that ". . . in the vessels . . . they were always present as separate elements, showing no tendency to adhere to one another." However, ". . . in a drop of blood taken from one of these young animals (rats), the corpuscles were always to be found accumulated together. . . ."In this early paper, there follows a description of events in the drawn blood which would appear to represent a combination of fibrin, the final product of coagulation and associated platelet reactions, the details of which remained for the future to unravel. Dr. Osler concluded, "As there is no evidence that these bodies are in organic continuity with any other recognized animal or vegetable form or possess the power of reproduction, nothing can at present be said of their nature or of their relation to Bacteria." At this point, Osler moved on to other matters and added only an occasional commentary in subsequent years which may have reflected a certain degree of nostalgia for a field which was proving to have more significance than he had suspected. William Osler was one of the great physicians of all time, and his encounter with platelets represents a minor incident in his distinguished career. He performed the work during a period of European postgraduate training, most of which was in London but did include a stay in Vienna and Berlin as well. Perhaps as a gesture to Dr. E.A. Schafer, a London colleague from Germany, the original observations were published in a German journal. Although these studies were perhaps among Osier's most significant scientific contributions, they are not generally given much attention by Osler's various biographers. Indeed, in a massive memorial volume published in 1926 (Sir William Osler in Memorial Volume, Appreciations and Reminiscences), they are barely mentioned! Osier's contributions ranged far and wide perhaps he is best known as a medical teacher and philosopher. This diversity must preclude the type of depth required to pursue a scientific problem to its conclusion. It remained for more single-minded investigators to work out the platelet story." Maxwell M. Wintrobe, Blood, Pure and Eloquent, pp.550-552Golden & Roland: Sir Wiliam Osler, No. 3

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        Oeuvres. Traduction nouvelle par Leconte de Lisle avec le texte latin

      Lemerre, Paris 1873 - 2 volumes in-12, plein maroquin marron, dos à nerfs , tête dorée, décor à froid sur les premiers plats, roulettes intérieures (Reliure de Meuthey), 2 frontispices 267, 263 pages. Edition originale de la traduction de Leconte de Lisle, tirage limité à 137 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci un des 100 sur Whatmann. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The gentleman's table guide and table companion to the art of dining & drinking, with table habits and curious dishes of the various nations, &c &c with practical recipes for wine cups, American drinks, punches, cordials, recherche bills of fare 3rd ed

      x, 167 pages + 30 pages of adverts at the rear. End papers also have adverts. With frontispiece which is titled - Infant bacchanals and fauns. Armorial bookplate of Leo O'Connor to the front pastedown, some glue adhesion from this has caused some minor damage to the end papers. Red ink name to the front free end paper dated 1875. Ink initials of a previous owner are stamped at the head of page i. Occasional light spotting. In the original green cloth which has just some light wear to the edges. An uncommon title, even though this is the third edition. Contains recipes for Wine and other cups; Punches and liqueurs + American drinks.

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        Le tour du monde en 80 jours

      Original illustrated edition, drawings by Neville and Benett, and a large map, planisphere.Cartonnage d'éditeur ("Aux bouquets de roses") of the 5th type (with framing of Greek and black circles around the medallions), brown in color. Beautiful upper plate with small traces of high margin discoloration in the border of Greek. A corner slightly folded. Rubbed corners. spine faded and cleared up. A very thin slit of 1cm in the head on the lower plate. second board well with a white spot 0.5cm in diameter. Scattered bruises. All in all, a very appreciable copy.The cinema will be profoundly interested in this mythical title of Jules Verne, one of the most popular adventure novels ever written. J. Hetzel Paris 1873 Grd. in-8 (18x27,5cm) 217pp. relié

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        Manuscript Letter Relating to The Great Chicago Fire Relief Efforts

      1873. Very Good. Folio sheet. 1p. Very good with creases from being folded with some spots of soiling and contemporary ink smudges. A letter sent to William H. Baldwin by the founders of the Young Men's Christian Union of Chicago founded in the days following The Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The first duty of the newly created YMCU was relief efforts for which was Baldwin invaluable. As the president of the YMCU of Boston, he was able to secure 750 case of goods totaling $150,000. This formal invitation honors Baldwin and is Signed by George Pullman and 25 other prominent citizens of Chicago: "We ... beg leave to tender you a complimentary dinner ... as a mark of our appreciation of your distinguished service in behalf of the sufferers by the late fire, and in recognition of your efforts to promote the welfare of the Chicago Christian Union."Three years later the YMCU changed its name to the Chicago Athenaeum and relocated to a building at Nos. 48 to 54 Dearborn Street where it occupied the second, third, and fourth floors with classrooms and a full gymnasium, and still later a seven-story building occupying 18 to 26 Van Buren Street. In addition to Pullman, who served as president of the organization from 1872-1874, the document is signed by numerous important citizens of Chicago, businessmen, doctors, judges, and clergy who play a role in the rebuilding of Chicago and the officers of the Chicago YMCU and then Chicago Athenaeum. Some of the notables include Wirt Dexter, esteemed Chicago lawyer and father of Suffragette Katharine Dexter McCormick, D.L. Shorey, judge and city council member; and Lewis L. Coburn, lawyer and first president of the Chicago Union League.An intriguing document noting and important relief effort following the Great Fire bearing the signatures of over two dozen important member of Chicago Society.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Winterthur, 7. VI. 1873.

      1873. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. Wohl an einen Musikverleger: "Auf den Rath Ihres Herrn Collegen C. A. Spina's Nachfolger (Fr. Schreiber) welche meine Vocalisen op. 19 gedruckt hat, bin ich so frei, Ihnen folgende Manuscripte zum Verlag anzubieten [...]". - Komponist wie sein älterer Bruder Adolph, wirkte Ernst Methfessel als Oboist an verschiedenen Schweizer Orchestern, leitete von 1837 bis 1862 das Musikkollegium Winterthur und war daneben von 1839 bis 1872 Dirigent des Stadtsängervereins. Er komponierte eine Oper, zahlreiche Werke für die Oboe sowie Lieder, Chöre und Männerchöre. - Mit kleinen Randläsuren.

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