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        Turpin and Bess: A Romance of the Road

      London: E. Head,, c.1873. By the Author of "Britus, the Pride of the Arena"; "Amutius, the Boy Lion-Killer"; "the Boys of Canem Academy"; "The Brother of the Rose and Cross"; "Forecastle Fred"; etc., etc., etc. Octavo (236 × 159 mm) Contemporary sage green embossed cloth, title gilt to the spine. iv, 116 pp. Frontispiece and 14 three-quarter page wood-engraved illustrations. Cloth just a little rubbed and mottled at the spine, endpapers browned, frontispiece partly coloured, neatly, by a child, light browning, a few splits and spots First edition, extremely uncommon, no other complete copy traced, the copy in the Barry Ono Collection at the BL having only the first nine parts, lacking all after p. 72. A note in the BL catalogue traces a record of the publisher in the 1873 Post Office London Directory, the other titles mentioned on the title page are unfindable, the author untraceable. This excellent example of a desperately uncommon Penny Dreadful is unmarked as such but comes from the collection of Peter Haining.

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        The Lands of Cazembe. Acerda's Journey to Cazembe in 1798. Translated and Annotated by Capt. R.F. Burton

      London: Published by the Royal Geographical Society. John Murray, 1873 - First Edition. 8vo. Folding map. Original blue cloth. A few scattered traces of foxing, minor rubbing at extremities. A near fine copy. Penzer pp. 89-90 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Note sur un système d'appareils électro-sémaphoriques pour l'exploitation des chemins de fer à deux voies par sections ou pour l'exploitation à simple voie adopté au chemin de fer du Nord (envoi autographe au général Morin, le Ministre de la Guerre)

      1873 - In-4° relié demi-chagrin vert de l'époque, dos à quatre nerfs, titre gravés. Une coiffe inférieure légèrement émoussée sinon bel exemplaire. Plat de couverture conservé comportant un envoi autographe de Lartigue et Forest au Général Morin, 16 pp. lithographiées d'explications suivies d'une immense planche dépliante à 12 pans representant le sémaphore - - - On trouve relié à la suite : LARTIGUE et FOREST : Sifflet électro-moteur pour locomotive système Lartigue et Forest Digney, frères constructeurs à Paris (bel envoi encore au Général Morin qui a certainement fait relier ces deux textes internes au Chemin de Fer Français et jamais diffusés dans le public), plat de couverture conservé, 8 pages de notes et une tres grande planche dépliante à 12 pans présentant l'invention. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SONGS FROM THE SOUTHERN SEAS, AND OTHER POEMS

      Boston: Roberts Bros., 1873.. Gilt decorated brown cloth, t.e.g. Extremities a bit rubbed, head and toe of spine slightly frayed, cloth faintly darkened, but about very good. First edition of the transplanted Fenian's first book, warmly inscribed by him in the upper margin of the title-page: "To W. D. Sanborn Esq. with the regards of his friend John Boyle O'Reilly." Many of the poems herein partake of his transport to and escape from Australia after his conviction for his Fenian activities. BAL 15195.

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        Gorgeous framed display of a General George Custer signed check payable to Mrs. Clifton on Valentine?s Day accompanied by a rare, original cabinet photo of Custer

      Partly Printed Check Signed ?G A Custer,? 7? x 2.75?. Louisville, Kentucky, February 14, 1873. Filled out by Gen. Custer. Drawn on Planters National Bank of Louisville, payable to ?Mrs. Clifton? or ?order?for ?Twenty? Dollars. 2¢ George Washington Internal Revenue stamp neatly reaffixed at lower left. Two tiny holes at left. Bank cancellation tear not near Custer?s signature. Endorsements on verso show through in two places, one passes through the ?G? of signature. One endorsement prepared for Mrs. Clifton?s ?X? mark was erroneously penned by the witness ?Mrs. Clayton? instead. Displayed with a rare, original cabinet photo of Custer in a gorgeous framed presentation. Fine condition.Custer?s 7th U.S. Cavalry was stationed at Taylor Barracks, Elizabethtown, Kentucky, from October 1871 to March 1873. They were sent to Kentucky to put an end to illegal distilleries and to restrain the Ku Klux Klan and the bushwhackers. In 1868, the post?s quartermaster?s clerk, Harry O. Clifton

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        Lenore. Symphonie. (No. 5 in E dur) für grosses Orchester. Op. 177. Partitur

      1873-01-01. Unknown Binding. Good. Ex library copy with some of the usual markings. No jacket; mild shelfwear - but nothing severe. Music crisp and clean.

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        Autograph Letter, signed, to Hon. E.[lihu] B.[enjamin] Washburne, U.S. Minister at Paris, France

      Hiram, Ohio, june 17, 1873 - In this letter Garfield writes as an Ohio Congressman to introduce Mrs. Helen M. Barnard to the US Minister in Paris during her survey of conditions for emigrants on board steamships, especially as concerns women and children, as commissioned by the Secretary of the Treasury, William A. Richardson. Barnard was a government clerk, journalist, and an original member of the Universal Franchise Association, and an associate of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton (see "The Selected Papers of SBA and ECS", Rutgers, 2000, Vol. 2, p. 591). Barnard submitted her report to the Secretary on December 1, 1873, which included recommendations for standardization of schedules and transit fares, measures to avoid overcrowding, and other matters. It was uncommon at the time for a woman to hold such a position, a fact that Barnard acknowledged in closing her report, wherein she remarked that the good treatment she received from agents and officials "was especially gratifying- as the appointment of a woman [is] an innovation upon established customs." The addressee, Elihu B. Washburne (1816-1887), severed as Secretary of State under Ulysses S. Grant, and was the sole diplomat to remain in Paris during the Franco- Prussian War, during which time he provided important humanitarian and diplomatic support, efforts recognized by both French and German governments 11 x 8.5 inches. 1 leaf. Old folds

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        KANSAS PACIFIC R.R. IN CONNECTION WITH OLD RELIABLE HANNIBAL, ST. JOSEPH AND QUINCY SHORT LINE. THIS GREAT THROUGH PASSENGER ROUTE IS THE SHORT LINE AND BEST ROUTE TO THE EAST, NORTH OR SOUTH

      Leavenworth: John C. Ketcheson, Times Steam Job Printing House, [1873]., 1873. 12mo. 13" x 13 1/2' sheet, printed in black & white, opens to time tables and a half sheet map, lots of promotional text in various eye-catching fonts with pointed fingers. Half sheet map is a map of the Hannibal & St. Joseph Rail Road Line, "The only line running four fast trains over the Missouri and Mississippi on bridges with Sleeping Palaces and Palace Day Coaches bet. Missouri River and Quincy, Chicago, Toledo, Indianapolis and Cincinnati, over elegantly equipped roads. Miller's Patent Couplers and Platforms on all trains. The celebrated Westinhouse Air Brake on all trains!" Some wear and discreet archival tape reinforcement at a few folds, else a good copy. The map has good detail from Chicago and Cincinnati west through Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and into Colorado.

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        Briefwechsel und Tagebücher des Fürsten Hermann von Pückler-Muskau. Aus dem Nachlaß hrsg von Ludmilla Assing-Grimelli.

      Hamburg, Hoffmann & Campe, bzw. (ab Bd 3:) Berlin, Wedekind & Schwieger, 1873-1876. 9 Bände. Zus. LXVI, 4160 S. (u. beilieg. Autograph, s.u.). Gr.8vo (21 x 14 cm). Hellbraune Halblederbde d. Z. mit 2 farb. RSchildern, RVergold. und marmor. Deckelbezug, Lederecken (Rücken u. Kapitale teils berieben, kanten teils etwas beschabt).. Goedeke XIV, 714, 401. WG 12.- Die seltene Originalausgabe (kein Reprint!) des vielfältigen Briefwechsels des Fürsten und großen Parkgestalters. Enthält u.a. Reisetagebücher und vermischte Aufsätze sowie die Briefwechsel mit zahlreichen bedeutenden Zeitgenossen, u .a mit Bettina v.Arnim, Ida Gräfin Hahn-Hahn und mit seiner Gattin Lucie von Hardenberg.. Ein kulturgeschichtliches Dokument ersten Ranges, im Originaldruck wie hier kaum noch komplett auffindbar. Herausgeberin war die Nichte Varnhagens, die auch eine Pückler-Biographie verfaßte. Dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar (Vorsätze erneuert).- Papierbedingt gebräunt, wenige schwache Bleistift-Anstreichungen. - Beiliegt: Handschreiben (Billett) des Fürsten: Glückwunsch an ein (nichtgenanntes) Ehepaar zur Geburt des "künftigen Stammhalters", signiert u. dat:. Branitz, d. 10.Sept. (18)59 (auf Doppelblatt Din A 5).

      [Bookseller: Fontane-Antiquariat Dr.Henning Scheffers]
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        Pair of Blue Eyes

      First Edition of Hardy\'s Scarce Third NovelHARDY, Thomas. A Pair of Blue Eyes. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1873.First edition in book form (first published in Tinsleysí Magazine from September 1872 to July 1873). One of presumably 500 copies printed. Three small octavo (6 5/8 x 4 3/8 inches; 168 x 110 mm). [4], 303, [1, blank]; [4], 311, [1, blank]; [4], 262 pp. Bound without half-titles.Late nineteenth-century half blue morocco over marbled boards. Boards ruled in gilt. Spines stamped and lettered in gilt, and with gilt roses in four compartments. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Occasional light staining. Overall a very nice set in a handsome binding.Hardyís 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 her 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 authorís 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.ìHardyís third published novel, A Pair of Blue Eyes has often been overshadowed by the popularity of its successor, Far from the Madding Crowd. Yet it remains notable, not merely for showing the full emergence of those ironies of plot which characterize his later and better-known work but also for its autobiographical qualities. The setting, Stephen Smithís profession, his reasons for going to Cornwall, and even his embarrassment about his class origins: all these echo the circumstances of Hardyís courtship of Emma Gifford only shortly before he began writing the novel. The portrait of Elfride herself is perhaps the most interesting of Hardyís several attempts to capture the charm he found in Emma at their first meetingî (The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English).Purdy, pp. 8-13. Sadleir 1112.HBS 66828.$4,500

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        Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

      Geo. M. Smith Co, 1873. Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        An English and Arabic Dictionary, in Two Parts; Arabic and English, and English and Arabic,

      London: Bernard Quaritch,, 1873. in which the Arabic Words are represented in the Oriental Character, as well as their Correct Pronunciation and Accentuation shown in English Letters. Second Edition, carefully Corrected, Improved and Enlarged; also containing a Number of Extracts and Illustrations from the Best Arabic Writers, especially the "Arabian Nights" and the "Hariri". Octavo (210 × 134 mm), neatly rebound in blue buckram, title gilt to the spine, retaining the original free endpapers. Original front free and title page with fore-edges professionally reinforced, light browning, very occasional foxing, very good. First published in 1858. This copy with armorial bookplate of Sir Francis Reginald Wingate reimposed to the front pastedown, and his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, together with a small ink-stamp denoting it as his "Private" copy. An attractive provenance, Wingate "should be regarded, together with Kitchener, Slatin, and perhaps Jackson, as one of the Founding Fathers of the Anglo-Egyptian Condominium. A brilliant Director of the Egyptian Army's Intelligence Department for many years, a fluent Arabist and the longest-serving Sirdar and Governor-General of the Sudan …" (Keown-Boyd, Soldiers of the Nile, p.203). The compiler was a Syrian, who was Soliman Pasha's secretary for some years, and served as chancellor and dragoman to the Prussian Consulate-General at Beirut. On publication of the first edition it was described in the Athenaeum as "a most acceptable contribution to Oriental literature; the English and Arabic part especially will be an invaluable aid to travellers in the East, and to all Englishmen who have occasion to study Arabic" (29 January, 1859).

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        Lombard Street:

      New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Co.,, 1873. A Description of the Money Market. Octavo. Original brick red net-grain cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, abstract decorations in black, pale yellow endpapers. Spine ends slightly nicked, corners a bit bumped. An excellent copy with gilding still bright. First US edition, published the same year as the first UK edition and bound to the same design except for the publisher's name in gilt at the foot of the spine. Described by J. M. Keynes as "an undying classic", Lombard Street analyses the operation of the British financial system, focusing on the economic role of the Bank of England. Bagehot's recommendation that the Bank alter gold reserves based on economic cycles was highly influential, and the book was considered authoritative into the 20th century. "The wonderful clearness of Bagehot's power of statement, his exact knowledge of the subject treated on, together with his firm grasp of economic theory, have caused this volume to exert an influence which few books on a subject naturally so dry have possessed" (Palgrave I, p. 81).

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        Autobiography.

      London, Lonmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1873. 8vo. Uncut in the original embossed full cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Previous owner's name to half title and a few occasional light pencil markings in margin. Inner front hinge a bit weak. A fine copy. VI, 313, (3) pp.. First printing, first issue (without the errata leaf) of John Stuart Mill's autobiography in which he famously described his early education. Mill recounts "I have no recollection of the time when I began to learn Greek. I have been told that it was when I was three years old". "He [Mill's father] educated his son himself, and his regime, as recorded by John Stuart Mill in his Autobiography, has excited universal astonishment. At the age of three the buy could read Greek; by the time he was eight he was reading Plato and Herodotus and an incredible quantity of historical writing; at twelve he had embarked on Aristotle's works on logic, Adam Smith and Ricardo. It ways worlds for his intellectual strength that he survived this intimidating course." (PMM 345)His father also thought that it was important for Mill to study and compose poetry. One of Mill's earliest poetry compositions was a continuation of the Iliad.According to Mill the rigorous program robbed him of a childhood and led to a mental breakdown and crisis as a young adult, from which he fortunately recovered from. (PMM 345)

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        Autograph letter signed to Mrs. Archibald Smith

      London, 1873. <p>In Preparation for his &#147;English Men of Science&#148; </p><p>Galton, Francis (1882-1911). Autograph letter signed to Mrs. Archibald Smith. 4pp. London, November 13, 1873. 178 x 114 mm. Fine apart from light soiling to creases. </p><p>From Galton to the widow of his friend Archibald Smith (1831-72); Smith was a Scottish mathematician best known for his important work on magnetism and the Earth&#146;s magnetic field, particularly in relation to navigation. In his letter Galton sends Mrs. Smith &#147;two schedules&#148; (not included here) and urges her to create a memorial volume of materials relating to her husband&#146;s life. </p><p>Galton&#146;s letter to Mrs. Smith was almost certainly written in connection with the preparation of his <i>English Men of Science</i> (1874), a continuation of his lifelong research on the heritability of human intelligence and other talents; the work contains data about Archibald Smith on page 157. Galton&#146;s purpose in <i>English Men of Science</i> was to determine whether the British scientists surveyed owed their interest in science to some innate quality or to the encouragement of others; in other words, the relative importance of &#147;nature and nurture,&#148; a phrase Galton is credited with coining. To gather information on the hereditary and environmental factors affecting the lives of these British scientists, Galton compiled a seven-page questionnaire, a novel data-gathering technique at the time; this may have been the &#147;schedule&#148; Galton refers to in his letter. </p><p>"Enclosed are the two schedules,&#151;the one you filled up in pencil, and a blank one. I should be very glad if these questions were a cause of inducing you to put together in some MS volume, all the materials you possess that illustrate your husband&#146;s life in biographical order, including, where attainable, photographs of relatives, engravings of houses & localities and the like. Such a volume would be priceless to his children and their descendants in after years, especially to such of them as followed similar careers & rose to distinction in them. . . . If you were to think of completing such a collection, I should much like&#151;at a future time, when you might be inclined&#151;to shew you at the Royal Society the 2 magnificent volumes of &#39;Memorials of Priestley&#39; which were collected by Mr. Edward Yates & bequeathed by him to the Society. . . . It would be impossible to include a tithe of its interest in any ordinary biographical work and, on the other hand, no biographer could desire more copious or better arranged materials to work upon . . ."</p>

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        Les costumes populaires de la Turquie en 1873.

      Constantinople, imprimerie du "Levant Times & Shipping Gazette", 1873.. Folio (285 x 365 mm). 3 consecutively paginated parts in one vol. 319, (1), VII, (1) pp. With 74 plates after photographs by Sebah. Red morocco. Linen label to upper cover.. First edition. - The three sections are devoted to "Turquie d'Europe" (including Greece), "Ilas ottomanes" (including Cyprus), and "Turquie d'Asie" (including Mecca and the Lebanon). The plates are based on studio portrait photographs by Pascal Sebah (1823-86), then at his peak. Sebah's Istanbul studio catered to the western European interest in the exotic "orient" and the growing numbers of tourists visiting the Muslim world who wished to take home images of the cities, ancient ruins in the surrounding area, portraits, and local people in traditional costumes. "Sebah rose to prominence because of his well-organized compositions, careful lighting, effective posing, attractive models, great attention to detail, and for the excellent print quality" (http://gary.saretzky.com/photohistory). - Occasional brownstaining. Label on upper cover rubbed. Otherwise in excellent condition. - Atabey 551. Blackmer 957. Lipperheide Lb 65. Colas 1374. Hiler 411.

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        Seltene Liebig-Bilder-Serie (unvollständig): Sanguinetti Nr. 045: Branches de Fleurs 1.

      Liebig, 1873.. ( Liebig-Bilder-Serie in Chromolithographie gedruckt, teils unter Verwendung von Gold und Silber. Bildgröße 10 x 7 cm: Katalognummer und Erscheinungsjahr nach dem Katalog von Sanguinetti: Hier eine seltene, unvollständige Serie, die nicht in Deutschland erschienen ist - mit französischem Text bzw. Werbetext " Extrait de Viande Liebig ": Leider kein Einzelbildverkauf möglich ). Hier die Serie Nr. 45: " Branches de Fleurs 1 " aus dem Jahrgang 1873-1878, gedruckt bei Casablanca in Paris. ( Diese Serie ist nur in Frankreich erschienen / italienischer Titel hierzu: " Fiori 1 " ). Von den 6 erschienenen Bildern sind hier 5 Bilder vorhanden: " Bild b: gelbe Chrysanthemen / Bild c: blaue Kornblume / Bild d: rosa Winde / Bild e: Weißdorn: rosa und rot / Bild f: Apfelbaumblüte ". Die Bilder sind offenbar ohne weißen Außenrand erschienen, Bilder teils mit stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren ( etwas fleckig und berieben ( Bild c + e stärker fleckig )), Bild b mit beschädiger unterer rechter Ecke sowie am Oberrand rechts etwas beschädigt ( Rückseite hier auch beschädigt ). Rückseiten teils fleckig. - außerordentlich selten - ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ).

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        Enumerazione sistematica dei molluschi miocenici e pliocenici delle province di Parma e di Piacenza. Memoria

      (Gamberini e Parmeggiani?), s.l., 1873 - Cm. 32, pp. (368-4). Con 11 tavole f.t. di cui 3 ripiegate. Solida legatura novecentesca in mezza pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Alcune delle tavole brunite ed una macchia limitata al margine di 5/6 carte centrali, peraltro esemplare marginoso e ben conservato (in barbe). Mancano verosimilmente le prime due carte contenenti il frontespizio oppure si tratta dell'estratto dalle Memorie dell'Accademia delle Scienze dell'Instituto di Bologna in cui non appariva una carta di titolo. Allegato: Aggiunta alla enumerazione sistematica dei Molluschi miocenici. Parma, Tip. Ghelfi, 1881. Cm. 30, pp. 40 (4) + una tavola in litografia f.t. Bross. orig. Ben conservato. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Manuscrit autographe signe "Les Pelerinages".

      S. l. n. d., [26 juin 1873].. Folio. 3 pp. Encre rouge, noire, et verte.. Belle dissertation sur le retour de la piete en France et l'essor des pelerinages au XIXeme siecle, a travers laquelle on apercoit les vives convictions religieuses de l'auteur lui meme. Ce texte avait paru pour la premiere fois dans l'ouvrage posthume: Dernieres Polemiques. Paris, chez Albert Savine, 1891. - "Les Pelerinages | I | Qui donc disait que les questions religieuses n'etaient plus des questions & que l'esprit moderne, si superieur a l'esprit du moyen age les avait tuees et en avait jette [sic] la cendre aux vents: ludibria ventis! Qui donc le disait? Tout le monde. Depuis le jour ou Lamenais desespere publiait son indifference en matiere de Religion jusqu'a l'heure de malheur supreme qui s'est abattue [mot biffe] sur la France, cette France, catholique comme elle etait France, avait senti plus de quarante annees, une de ces secheresses de coeur que les mystiques connaissent et que les nations qui furent ferventes connaissent aussi. Certainement elle n'etait pas encore athee jusqu'a la Moelle, cette vieille France de Clovis. Mais l'Atheisme, ce dernier mot de toutes les philosophies impies, l'Atheisme, avec son instruction laique & obligatoire, esperait bien qu'elle le deviendrait. Des livres, en effet, l'Atheisme etait passe dans les faits. La Commune pour qui les pretres n'etaient plus des hommes mais des soutanes (Rappelez vous le mot de Rigaud : Soutanes levez vous!) La Commune avait ete le triomphe de l'Atheisme, car Robespierre lui-meme, avec sa sotte fete de l'Etre supreme avait affirme Dieu, et apres la Commune ce n'etait pas la sceptique voltairien qui menait la France qui etait capable d'arreter l'atheisme, qui au moins affirme quelque chose [...]".

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

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

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        ALBUM OF BEAUTY

      New York [and Baltimore]: Geo A. Leavitt, [ca. 1873]. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Embossed leather album with inlaid fruit-themed medallion on front cover, with six full-page steel portrait engravings of women. Approx. 60pp. on as many leaves. Spine taped, tape beginning to pull away at bottom. Leather worn through at corners. Starting. Some offsetting, toning to pages; one loose leaf. Good. A blank book presented to Margaret "Maggie" Schwartzhaupt of Baltimore by her father on Christmas Day, 1873. Every page is filled with holographic sentiments, each in a unique hand, from her friends and family between 1873 and 1896. Some pages are embellished with illustrations and some with lovely Victorian scrap. Tipped to the last pages of the album are newspaper articles mentioning family marriages, births, and deaths. Several of the messages are written in German, though most are in English. Especially noteworthy, however, is that all of the messages are written entirely in verse, several accompanied by exceptional calligraphic elements (see above). The album contains beautifully-expressed sentiments from friends, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and even (as the years pass) one written by Maggie&#39;s son, headed "To Mama" and dated 1896, bringing the album to a touching and beautiful close. A chronicle of over two decades of relationships, one exhibiting uncommon care and skill in its execution &#150; all the more remarkable given the number of hands in its production. A lovely document.

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        Lembrancas e Curiosidades do Valle do Amazonas

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

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

      Sydney: Thomas Richards, 1873-, 1874. Two volumes, foolscap folio, pp. 56 and 160; fine copies in recent quarter calf. Two Government papers relating the case of Captain Rossi of the Goulburn Volunteer Rifles: &#39;His overbearing conduct aroused public protest and led in 1873 to a recommendation for his removal by a Legislative Assembly select committee; but Governor Robinson ordered a military inquiry and precipitated a constitutional crisis in 1874. Rossi was relieved of his command and enlisted as a private&#39; (ADB).

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

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

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        KANSAS PACIFIC R.R. IN CONNECTION WITH OLD RELIABLE HANNIBAL, ST. JOSEPH AND QUINCY SHORT LINE. THIS GREAT THROUGH PASSENGER ROUTE IS THE SHORT LINE AND BEST ROUTE TO THE EAST, NORTH OR SOUTH.

      Leavenworth: John C. Ketcheson, Times Steam Job Printing House, [1873]. - 12mo. 13" x 13 1/2' sheet, printed in black & white, opens to time tables and a half sheet map, lots of promotional text in various eye-catching fonts with pointed fingers. Half sheet map is a map of the Hannibal & St. Joseph Rail Road Line, "The only line running four fast trains over the Missouri and Mississippi on bridges with Sleeping Palaces and Palace Day Coaches bet. Missouri River and Quincy, Chicago, Toledo, Indianapolis and Cincinnati, over elegantly equipped roads. Miller's Patent Couplers and Platforms on all trains. The celebrated Westinhouse Air Brake on all trains!" Some wear and discreet archival tape reinforcement at a few folds, else a good copy. The map has good detail from Chicago and Cincinnati west through Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and into Colorado.

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

      8vo. Modern brown cloth with gilt spine lettering. xiv, 419pp, (5pp). Hand-colored foldout frontispiece map, engraved title page, 7 called-for full-page engraved plates. Very good. Mild age toning. Tight, handsome first edition of this important travelogue in a sharp mid-20th century binding that preserves from the front pastedown a slip bearing the original ownership signature: "Henry B. Lockwood / March 26th, 1873 / New York" -- likely the early New York Stock Exchange member (1851-1915). Lockwood&#39;s name is also inkstamped near the bottom of the dedication page (iii). The foldout frontispiece map is lovely and bright, with a single old archival repair on verso, and two of the seven full-page plates ("Indian Manufactures" and "Geological View of Rock Formations on Lake Superior") are hand colored. Lacks errata slip, else a lovely copy of this important title. NEW HOWES S 190. SABIN 77862. STREETER SALE 1782.

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        Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas; or, The Marvellous and Exciting Adventures of Pierre Aronnax, Conseil His Servant, and Ned Land, a Canadian Harpooner

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

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

      Tarr Farm, Pennsylvanis: Manuscript Journal, 1873. Leather Wallet. Very Good. Leather Wallet. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. Small notebook, self-contained in a black leather wallet is approximately 3" x 5" with over 70 pages of manuscript text. Five other small documents are laid-in including an itemized state tax receipt for 1872 and postal, telegraph, and express receipts. Patterson, an engineer who invented an improved method to remove drill bits and extensions that had been stuck fast deep underground, worked at the famous Tarr Farm. The Tarr Farm was one of earliest, largest, and best producing Pennslyvania oil fields; in 1870 it was valued in excess of $2 million dollars and had over 1,000 inhabitants living on-site in a &#39;town&#39; with stores, hotels, dwellings, machine shops, and even a school and church. While Patterson&#39;s entries don&#39;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&#39;s shop and repaired the cutter at night . . . drew out the tubing but in both springs put in wood a cut at 500 ft . . . after a little prying started the casing dress out the cutter gave it to Morrison and then drew out the casing winding a rope around the bull wheel and using the horses and wagon took out the casing . . . helpd the Blacksmith Mr Payne to make Rope Knife and Grabs got them done by 5 PM and carried them down to the well. The boys had been at work all day fixing up the engine and running the spear." A detailed 19th century hands-on account of work in the Pennsylvania oil fields.

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        Autobiography

      London, Longmans, Green, Reader and Dyer. 1873, 1873. Political Theory/ Economics. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp. 13 + pp.2 adverts. FIRST ISSUE without the errata leaf. In publisher&#39;s green pebble-grain cloth with gilt titles coated brown endpapers. Rear inner paper joint cracked, light edgwear light edgewear, cloth frayed to spine. Booksellers&#39; ticket &#39;Burn and Co.&#39; to rear pastedown. A very good copy of this monumental autobiograpphy. PMM345.

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        HORACE. TRADUCTION EN VERS. ( signé, envoi)

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

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

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

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

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

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        NUGGETS AND DUST PANNED OUT IN CALIFORNIA BY

      London: Chatto & Windus, [1873].. [2],vi,175,[1],[8]pp. Small octavo. Pictorial wrappers. Rebacked at an early date with plain paper, wrappers chipped and frayed at edges, with tear at lower edge, occasional marginal nicks and short tears, two leaves of terminal catalogue carelessly opened, probably lacking the front true free endsheet; frankly, a rather dim copy, but textually sound. Enclosed in a rather eccentric half calf slipcase. First edition, BAL&#39;s printing B (no assigned priority) of Bierce&#39;s second book. Published pseudonymously like its predecessor, THE FIEND&#39;S DELIGHT, this collection is additionally represented as edited by "J. Milton Sloluck," adding another layer to Bierce&#39;s ruse. Both were assembled from his various contributions to California periodicals. Although originally announced for publication by John Camden Hotten, the publisher of THE FIEND&#39;S DELIGHT, Hotten&#39;s death placed it among the assets taken over by Chatto & Windus and seen to completion. No comparable U.S. edition appeared, and it is among Bierce&#39;s least common publications. BAL 1099. STARRETT 2. BAIRD & GREENWOOD 251. TOPP III, p.33.

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        THE FIEND&#39;S DELIGHT. By "Dod Grile."

      London: John Camden Hotten, [1873].. Plum-brown cloth, decorated in gilt. Rebacked, with the original backstrip laid down, fore-corners a bit worn and cloth a bit rubbed, small spot to fore-edge in latter portion of text (mainly in the 32pp. catalogue), early ink inscription on half- title, once tipped-in bookplate now laid in. A sound copy of an uncommon book. First edition of Bierce&#39;s first separate publication, preceding the American issue consisting of Hotten sheets under A.L. Luyster&#39;s imprint. In spite of the above noted detractions, this is not too bad a copy of a book often seen in dilapidated condition. BAL 1096. STARRETT 1.

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        Gray&#39;s Atlas of the United States, with general maps of the world, accompanied by descriptions geographical, historical, scientific, and statistical

      Philadelphia: Stedman, Brown & Lyon, 1873. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. First Edition. Folio, approximately 17.25 x 14.5 inches; pp. [4]-68d-175 + [26] ads; three-quarter brown morocco and maroon pebble cloth stamped in gilt and blind; boards and spine leather worn with head of spine perished; corners very worn; hinges reinforced from gutters with binder&#39;s tape; marbled endpapers; ex-libris ticket to front pastedown; library markings and pocket to rear pastedown; signatures loosening; call number in pencil to verso of title leaf; 4.5 inch tear repaired with old cellotape to leaf with map of Illinois recto and Missouri verso; leaves mostly clean but some with thumbing or light soil to edges; overall a complete and entirely serviceable copy. First edition of this notable atlas. Ex-library copy, but no markings of any sort to the maps themselves. Illustrated with a total of 65 maps (13 double-page) in original color with numerous insets. These include double-page climatological and geological maps of the United States, single page botanical and zoological maps of the United States, a double-page schematic of rivers and mountains of the world, and single page maps of the world&#39;s two hemispheres. There are maps of the continents, various European states, Mexico and Central America and, most important, the United States and territories with select cities. The city maps include Washington, Boston, New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago, Lansing, and Detroit. There is also a double-page rail map of Michigan. The double-page map of the Rockies and California includes the "Gadsen Purchase Ten Million of Mexico" line running near the bottom. At the rear are 26 pages of ads, mostly pertaining to Midwestern states and cities. Attractive or even acceptable copies of this atlas are uncommon on the market. Hard Cover.

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

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

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

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

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        Kejser og galilæer. Et verdenshistorisk skuespil.

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

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

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

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

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

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        THE STONES OF VENICE.

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

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        Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

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

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        Einige Ideen zur Schöpfungs- und Entwicklungsgeschichte der Organismen. (A 'complete anticipation of [Freud's] own psychoanalytic thinking' on the pleasure principle.)

      Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1873. - vi, [2], 108 pp. Recent 3/4-leather and marbled boards. Very Good. 'It was Fechner who not only introduced into psychology the principle of the conservation of energy . . . but also derived a sophisticated equivalent of Freud's pleasure-unpleasure principle from this notion (Fechner 1873: 94-95). . . . Without claiming a direct intellectual lineage, Freud also notes in Beyond the Pleasure Principle that Fechner's 1873 derivation of the pleasure principle from the principle of constancy (or 'stability,' to use Fechner's own term) was indeed a complete anticipation of his own psychoanalytic thinking on this subject' (Frank J. Sulloway, Freud, Biologist of the Mind: Beyond the Psychoanalytic Legend, p. 66). 'We cannot however profess the like indifference when we find that an investigator of such penetration as G. Th. Fechner has advocated a conception of pleasure and 'pain' which in essentials coincides with that forced upon us by psycho-analytic work. Fechner's pronouncement is to be found in his short work 'Einige Ideen zur Schöpfungs- und Entwicklungsgeschichte der Organismen', 1873 (Section XI, Note p. 94) and reads as follows: 'In so far as conscious impulses always bear a relation to pleasure or 'pain', pleasure or 'pain' may be thought of in psycho-physical relationship to conditions of stability and instability, and upon this may be based the hypothesis I intend to develop elsewhere, viz.: that every psycho-physical movement rising above the threshold of consciousness is charged with pleasure in proportion as it approximates&#151;beyond a certain limit&#151;to complete equilibrium, and with 'pain' in proportion as it departs from it beyond a certain limit; while between the two limits which may be described as the qualitative thresholds of 'pain' or pleasure, there is a certain area of aesthetic indifference' (Sigmund Freud, Beyond the Pleasure Principle, 1922, p. 52). C. M. Williams, A Review of the Systems of Ethics Founded on the Theory of Evolution, 1893, p. 282ff. Karyn Ball, Disciplining the Holocaust, 2008, p. 164. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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