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        The African Sketch-Book

      Smith, Elder, & Co., London 1873 - 2 vols. 8vo. Pp x, 483. Frontis, 5 plates, 6 maps; vi, 529. Frontis, 3 plates, 6 maps. Plates and maps all as called for. half calf, marbled boards, raised bands. Well rubbed, but still reasonably attractive. External hinge, rear board, vol 2 split. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The YO-SEMITE; Its History, Its Scenery, Its Development

      Providence:: Printed for the Author,. 1873.. 8vo. 10" x 6-1/8". 1st edition (Cowan I, p. 139; Cowan II, p. 389; Currey & Kruska 236; Farquhar 13; Norris 2054). 40 pp. Unopened.. Printed pale grey paper wrappers.. Some abrasion to spine paper, with a bit of loss at each end. Some. foxing to front wrapper. PO name stamp to front wrapper verso. A VG. copy.. Lester, a prominent Providence attorney, had visited Yosemite Valley the summer of 1872, during which time he met Galen Clark, James Lamon, James Hutchings & John Muir, this latter with whom he discussed, one evening, geological theory. This work a publication of a subsequent talk on Yosemite read before the Rhode Island Historical Society, 17 December 1872. Farquhar terms this publication, "noteworthy for its appreciation of John Muir ..." As Cowan states, "Being privately issued, the work is but little known." This lack of notoriety continues to the this day... no copies have come to auction these past 30+ years, with Americana Exchange showing the last market appearance back in 1966 [Goodspeed catalogue]. Rare in the trade.

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        Flies and Fly Fishing for White and Brown Trout, Grayling and Coarse Fish: With Hints On Using the Minnow and Grasshopper Bait - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      London: Robert Hardwicke. Fine. 1873. First Edition; First Printing. 1/2 Leather. A handsome First Edition/First Printing in about Fine condition with lightly rubbing to extremities. Bound in half leather and green cloth, five raised bands, marbled end papers, top edge gilt, and gilt tooled spine. Page 2 misnumbered 4, facsimile diary leaf present between 4 and 5; "For a number of years I have kept a diary of my fishing, from which this small volume is chiefly compiled. The flies mentioned in this book are not called by their scientific names, as I write only as a fisherman, and for fishermen." From the introduction .

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        Études sur le Vin, ses maladies, causes qui les provoquent. Procédés nouveaux pour le conserver et pour le vieillir. Études couronnés par le Comité Central Agricole de Sologne et par le jury de l'Exposition Universelle de 1867. Deuxième édition revue....

      Paris, Librairie F. Savy, 1873. 1873 In-8° grande (242x155mm), pp. (4), IV, 344, legatura coeva m. pelle rossa con titolo oro al dorso. Piatti in percallina. 25 incisioni xilografiche n.t. e 32 tavv. f.t. a colori incise in litografia. Qualche alone marginale ininfluente, lievi fioriture. Bell'esemplare. Seconda edizione, riveduta e aumentata rispetto alla prima del 1866, dell'importante monografia con cui Pasteur dimostrò, con l'ausilio del microscopio, che le alterazioni del vino dipendono dalla presenza e dalla riproduzione di microrganismi, la cui azione è dovuta all'esposizione del vino all'ossigeno dell'aria, e, al contempo, indicò alcuni preziosi metodi per la conservazione vinicola e la profilassi dal Mycoderma Aceti, principale responsabile dell'acetificazione del vino. Tra le questioni affrontate nel volume: i gas contenuti nei vini, l'imbottigliamento vinicolo e la conservazione del vino in fusti, la fermentazione dei mosti, i principali acidi dei vini, la glicerina nei vini, le malattie cui sono soggetti i Borgogna, etc. Dibner, 198. Printing and the Mind of Man, 336 (sui suoi studi di batteriologia in genere). Ferchl, 396. Bitting, 358 Osler, 1547. Duveen, 460. Norman Library, 1655. Waller, 10967. Sparrow, 160. Simon, Vinaria, 22. Garrison-Morton, 2479. Oberlé, 985.

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        Three page ALS to Scottish mathematician Archibald Smith on a problem in electromagnetism, dated 13 May 1869.

      An outstanding autograph letter discussing an important problem in electromagnetism and its relation to work of predecessors and contemporaries, including Michael Faraday, George Green and Simeon-Denis Poisson. The content of the letter is highly technical, including several formulas and equations, and was later incorporated into Maxwell's <i>Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism</i> (1873). Maxwell autograph material is of extreme rarity on the market, especially with significant scientific content as here.<br/><br/> Widely regarded as the greatest theoretical physicist of the nineteenth century, Maxwell's most important contribution to science is his theory of electromagnetism, which first appeared in his 'Dynamical theory of the electromagnetic field' (<i>Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London</i>, 1865) and in mature form in the <i>Treatise</i> (1873). The present letter is situated chronologically mid-way between these two great milestones, a time at which Maxwell was indisputably the world's leading expert on electricity and magnetism. <br/><br/> The topic considered in the letter is the problem of determining the magnetization which would be acquired by a cylinder of soft iron when situated in an external magnetic field. Referring to the work of Green, who had considered this problem in Sect. 17 of <i>An Essay on the Application of Mathematical Analysis to the Theories of Electricity and Magnetism</i> (1828), Maxwell states the solution to the problem in a series of formulas and equations which published in Sects. 439-440 of his <i>Treatise</i>. The final result involves the solution of a numerical equation relating two of the parameters of the problem; after the end of the letter Maxwell adds in a postscript that he has 'just calculated' three solutions which he sets out in a small table. <br/><br/> The letter was undoubtedly occasioned by Smith's work on the effect of the magnetization of a ship's iron hull on the ship's compass, the work for which he is today best known (see below). In fact, in the <i>Treatise</i>, Maxwell's discussion of the cylinder problem is immediately followed by 'On ship's magnetism' (Sect. 441), where he points out that "in recent times iron is so largely used in the construction of ships that it has become impossible to use the compass at all without taking into account the action of the ship, as a magnetic body, on the needle." <br/><br/> Smith "entered Glasgow University in 1828 and distinguished himself in classics, mathematics, and physics. He proceeded to Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1832 whence he graduated BA in 1836 and MA in 1839. In 1836 he was senior wrangler and first Smith's prizeman, and was elected a fellow of Trinity College... <br/><br/> "While still an undergraduate, Smith had communicated to the Cambridge Philosophical Society a paper on Fresnel's wave-surface, in which he deduced its algebraical equations by the symmetrical method, one of the first instances of its employment in analytical geometry in England. In November 1837, in conjunction with Duncan Farquharson Gregory, he founded the <i>Cambridge Mathematical Journal</i>. Between 1842 and 1847, at the request of General Sir Edward Sabine, he deduced from Poisson's general equation practical formulae for the correction of observations made on board ship, which Sabine published in the <i>Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society</i>. In 1851 he deduced convenient tabular forms from the formulae, and in 1859 he edited the <i>Journal of a Voyage to Australia</i>, by William Scoresby the younger, giving in the introduction an exact formula for the effect of the iron of a ship on the compass, a problem with which Scoresby had been preoccupied, but had failed to solve. Smith was also the author of <i>Supplement to the practical rules for ascertaining the deviations of the compass caused by the ship's iron</i> (1855) and <i>A graphic method of correcting the deviations of a ship's compass</i> (1855). In 1862, in conjunction with Sir Frederick John Owen Evans, superintendent of the compass department of the Royal Navy, he published an <i>Admiralty manual for ascertaining and applying the deviations of the compass caused by the iron in a ship</i>. This work was translated into French, German, Russian, and Spanish. <br/><br/> "In recognition of his services Smith received the honorary degree of LLD from the University of Glasgow in 1864, and in the following year was awarded a gold medal by the Royal Society, of which he had been elected a fellow on 5 June 1856. In 1872 he received a grant of £2000 from the government. In addition he received a gold compass set with thirty-two diamonds from the tsar of Russia, and was elected a corresponding member of the scientific committee of the imperial Russian navy" (ODNB).. Three pages on a single sheet (222 x 178 mm), folded once vertically (folded twice horizontally for posting). Embossed stamp at head of first page of a rampant lion surmounted by the motto 'Reviresco' (the motto of the Maxwell clan, meaning 'I will grow strong again'). Maxwell gives his address as 'Glenlair, Dalbeattie' - Maxwell moved with his father John to Glenlair House soon after his birth in 1831 and lived there until his death on November 5, 1879

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        The Stones of Venice:The Foundations, The sea-stories; The Fall. With illustrations drawn by the author. New Edition.

      LONDON: SMITH, ELDER AND CO., 1873 1873 London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1873 3 voll. in-4 XXI (1) 400 XXI c. (di tav.); (2) VI (2) 394 XX c. (di tav.) (1) c. (di tav.); (4) 362 XII c.. Legatura originale in piena tela con piatti impressi in oro su cornice floreale. Caratteri dorati e leone veneziano impressi al dorso. Ogni tavola ha la sua carta protettiva. Qualche fioritura. Seconda edizione del capolavoro di John Ruskin, firmata dall'autore alla fine della prefazione (pag. IX primo volume)..

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        VIGNETTES: ALPINE AND EASTERN

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

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        Album of Twenty-One Photographs of Gloucester Mackerel Seining, 1903, by Julian Dimock

      Dimock was born in 1873 and died in 1945. He was a professional photographer, best known for his photographs of African Americans in South Carolina in 1904 - 1905. A collection of 155 of these images was published in 2002 as &#147;Camera Man&#146;s Journey.&#148; The photographs here were taken in 1903 for Outing magazine. They are silver gelatin prints measuring 7 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches, and they depict all phases of mackerel seining from Gloucester schooners. Dimock&#146;s card is tipped onto the front pastedown. It contains the inscription, &#147;To Captain Charles H. Harty in memory of a pleasant trip made possible by his courtesy. Julian A. Dimock. Bull Run N.Y. Harty was a Gloucester skipper who later served as an official in the International Fisherman&#146;s Races against the Bluenose. At the back of the album are six smaller photos of southern fishermen - one with a live alligator - and a final photo of a man, possibly Dimock, with two large dogs.

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        The Voyages of the Venetian Brothers, Nicolo and Antonio Zeno, to the Northern Seas in the XIVth Century, comprising the latest known Accounts of the Lost Colony of Greenland; and of the Northmen in America before Columb

      London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1873.. ciii, 64 pp. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. Illus. with 2 color and 2 b/w folding maps. Hakluyt Society, First series: No. 50. Howes M231. The Italian text of the Zenos' narrative "The discovery of the islands of Frislanda, Eslanda, Engronelanda, Estotilanda, and Icaria, " and the Danish and Latin texts of Ivar Bardsen's description of Greenland in the fourteenth century, with English translation. "[Major]..has endeavored to prove the genuineness of the narrative. In this essay he has shown great acuteness, and has arrived at results at variance with those of most of the previous commentators.. By making proper allowances for the Italian rendering of northern names, Mr. Major has identified the most important places mentioned in the narrative of Zeno..[and he] has appended to his Essay, a " Description of Greenland in the Fourteenth Century, " by Ivar Bardsen, in which facts are stated that tend to corroborate the statements of Nicolo Zeno.." (Bartlett, Bibliotheca Americana: Catalogue of Books in the Library of John Carter Brown, p. 213). Spine sunned, tears to head of spine, small institutional bookplate to front pastedown, owner's nautical bookplate opposite, otherwise very good, maps fine.

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        Notizie dei Professori del disegno in Liguria dalle origini al secolo XVI, in 6 voll.

      Tip. di Luigi Sambolino 1873/80 in 4°, pp. XLIV, 455; XX, 563, 1 b.; 538; 391; 398; 426; leg. recente in stile ottocentesco m/pelle antichizzata con ampi angoli, ds. a nervi con tit. e fregi in oro, piatti in carta marmor., conservate le bross. originali. Opera vastissima e approfondita, la migliore sull'argomento, in cui l'Alizeri mette in evidenza le caratteristiche della pittura ligure, con vite, opere, committenze, fatti e luoghi dei maestri liguri o che hanno operato in Liguria, sia nel campo della pittura e della scultura che della miniatura, oreficeria, argenteria, gemmari, maestri di conio, vetreria e intarsio; con Indice delle materie, Indice alfabetico dei Professori..., Repertorio delle cose più notabili, Prospetto cronologico de' documenti, Appendice. Opera molto rara, ed in ottimo stato, quasi completamente intonsa, in barbe e con ampi margini; solo lievi e rare fior. 531/18

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        The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge. 16 Volumes Plus Index

      New York: D. Appleton & Company. 1873. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good. First edition, published 1873-76, with index published in 1878. Complete in sixteen volumes plus index. Very attractive set in three quarter saddle tan calf leather over marbled boards, slightly raised spine bands, gilt spine lettering, gilt decorated compartments, all edges marbled, matching marbled endpapers, each volume ten inches tall and an average of just more than two inches thick. Very well-kept set with tight bindings, gilt bright and clear, light scuffing and edgewear, very minor chips to the very tops of a few spine heads, some light age-crackling to spine surfaces of a few volumes (fully stabilized), dark spot to the lower leather portion of the rear cover of volume IV with a bit visible along the edge of the spine, very clean pages with no names or other markings.

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        The YO-SEMITE; Its History, Its Scenery, Its Development

      Printed for the Author Providence:: Printed for the Author,. 1873.. 8vo. 10" x 6-1/8". 1st edition (Cowan I, p. 139; Cowan II, p. 389; Currey & Kruska 236; Farquhar 13; Norris 2054). 40 pp. Unopened.. Printed pale grey paper wrappers.. Some abrasion to spine paper, with a bit of loss at each end. Some. foxing to front wrapper. PO name stamp to front wrapper verso. A VG. copy.. Lester, a prominent Providence attorney, had visited Yosemite Valley the summer of 1872, during which time he met Galen Clark, James Lamon, James Hutchings & John Muir, this latter with whom he discussed, one evening, geological theory. This work a publication of a subsequent talk on Yosemite read before the Rhode Island Historical Society, 17 December 1872. Farquhar terms this publication, "noteworthy for its appreciation of John Muir ..." As Cowan states, "Being privately issued, the work is but little known." This lack of notoriety continues to the this day... no copies have come to auction these past 30+ years, with Americana Exchange showing the last market appearance back in 1966 [Goodspeed catalogue]. Rare in the trade.

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

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

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        Chaplets from Coquet-side. Signed limited edition

      Newcastle upon Tyne: Robert Robinson, 1873.. Limited Edition [of 100]. Quarter-leather maroon and green cover. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Covers rubbed and edge-worn. Spine split along external hinges with weakening to front board. Upper section of fep cutaway, beneath which is an inscription: 'with the author's compliments' Marbled endpapers. Illustrated by author - some coloured. Signed and dated by Joseph Crawhall on the title page. 83pp :: 19 hand-coloured woodcuts plus various b/w :: 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9") :: Presentation copy - "with the author's compliments" written into front endpaper in Crawhall's handwriting. Also in Crawhall's hand, a written annotation on the contents page reads " Izaak Walton". Dedications in the form of prose and poetry including a piece on Holystone Village and the Lady's Well and a memorium to Izaak Walton, also covering fishing in general

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        ROSES ET ROSIERS. Par des horticulteurs et des amateurs de jardinage.

      Donnaud s.d. (1873). In-8 gr. (mm. 258x168), mz. pelle coeva con ang., dorso a cordoni con filetti e tit. oro, tagli dorati, pp. (4),311, ornato da deliziosi grandi capilett. e finali con motivi floreali, illustrato da 64 figg. nel t. e da 48 magnifiche tavv. inc. su acciaio e colorate a mano, con descrizione a fronte. Importante studio sulle rose e loro coltivazione, diviso in tre parti: ?Histoire, culture, multiplication et emploi des rosiers - Description et figures des plus belles variétés de rosiers (v. tavole) - Liste des plus belles variétés de rosiers cultivés?. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Lorenz,VII, p. 447. Solo una tav. (e sua descriz.) con alone margin. altrim. esempl. ben conservato.

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        Optisch-akustische Versuche. Die spectrale und stroboskopische Untersuchung tönender Körper.

      Prag, J. G. Calve, 1873. (8), 110, (2) pp. Figures. Original printed wrappers. Entirely uncut and unopened. Slightly bumped at lower left corner. Small piece of paper loss (1/3 of a square centimeter) at top of the spine

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        La Toscane au moyen age. Architecture civile et militaire. Band 1 und 2. (Vollständig, 140 Tafeln.) ( Band 1: 52 S, 70 paginierte Blätter mit 70 detailreichen, gestochenen Litho-Tafeln. // Band 2: 17 S., 71 paginierte Blätter mit 70 detailreichen, gestochenen Litho-Tafeln.)

      Erste /1./ Ausgabe (52 S, 17 S.) Fachgerecht unter Verwendung der zeitgenössischen Mappen restauriert. Rote Rückenschildchen mit Goldschrift. 33x47 cm. (Restauré sous l`utilisation du portefeuille originale.) Vollständiges Exemplar!! Exemplaire complet!! Aus dem Vorwort: "Trotz der Vorurteile, die einige gegenüber dem Mittelalter pflegen, ist es unmöglich, die glorreichen Erinnerungen aus der Toscana des XII und XIV Jahrhunderts zu verkennen." "Religiöse Bauten haben keinen Platz in unserer Arbeit gefunden, da die Häuser Gottes, aus der Sicht der Geschichte, kein archäologisches Interesse wecken. Sie alle scheinen einer gewissen Unveränderlichkeit zu unterliegen. Um die Unterschiede in der Kunst, der Industrie und den Bräuchen herauszufinden, die das XIII vom XIV Jahrhundert trennt, muss man die Militär- und Zivilgebäude betrachten." (Aus dem Frz.). Dargestellt sind aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven (d.h. Grundrisszeichnungen, Pläne, Detailzeichnungen, Gesamtbetrachtungen) u.a. "Palais (et Loge) de la Seigneurie a Florence", "Palais du Podestat a Florence", "Table des Planches", "Marché aux Grains a Florence" und viele weitere. Außerdem noch Gebäude aus Pistoia, Pise, Lucques, Sienne, San Gimignano, Volterra, Prato, Vico Pisano u.w. Alle "Kapitel" werden mit einem kurzen Text eingeleitet. Die wunderschönen Lithographien sind in einem guten Zustand, durch die Lagerung ist der Rand z.T. 1-10mm weit angebräunt oder leicht gedrückt. Die vorangestellten Seiten sind etwas angebräunt. Mit 2 kleinen Stempeln auf dem Titelblatt. Insgesamt nur mit wenigen und sehr blassen Stockflecken. Beide Bände sind vollständig.

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        Flowes of Loveliness. Forty Groups of Female Figures, Emblematic of Flowers, Designed by the First Artists, expressly for this Work; with Poetical Illustrations by Letitia E. Landon, The Countess of Blessington, and Thomas Haynes Bayley.

      London: John Tallis, (1873).. Folio. (14.5 x 11 inches). Unpaginated. Engraved illusts. Original dark green morocco, elaborately blocked in gilt to both front and lower covers, with raised bands to spine. Edges of cloth banded in gilt. Gilt dentelles. A.e.g. Yellow art paper endpapers. Ornate floral design, hand-painted (including gilt), with gothick lettering To Clara Rousby from Her Mother, October 13, 1873, bound in. A handsome volume with a gift manuscript page. Clara Rousby.

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        The Lakes in Sunshine, being photographic and other pictures of the Lake District.

      London: Simpkin, Marshall , 1873.. 4to. (11.25 x 9 inches). Parts I + II. pp.99 + 92. 25 mounted albumen prints by Garnett and Sproat, hors texte, some with tissue guards. Numerous engraved text illusts. Maroon cloth, elaborately blocked in gilt to front and lower covers and spine. Trifle rubbed to front cover and corners. Spine a little darkened. A.e.g. Prelims and extrems lightly spotted, with light spotting to some of the plate pages (not affecting photographic images). O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. Most photographs richly toned. This is a Very Good copy indeed. Oversize or heavy book, possibly requiring extra postage. We are members of the P.B.F.A. Enquiries welcome; click on a link to contact direct.

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        Crofutt's Trans-Continental Tourist's Guideâ?¦

      Geo. A Crofutt Square 8vo, original gilt lettered cloth, illustrated, 224 pp. Mild wear to binding, rubber stamp on endpaper, appears top of front blue endpaper is missing, large folding map of the world with some splits at the fold, especially at the first panel, which is significant, Yellowstone map with a tear in the left side, normal aging and toning; very nice copy overall. This is essentially a railroad guide loaded with information. It contains rail and stage schedules and routes, including a large folding Union Pacific Railroad schedule. In addition to a large folding colored map of the world, this guide contains folding maps of Salt Lake City, Yellowstone National Park and Omaha and Council Bluffs. There are over twenty full page engravings of views of America, including the Great Plains, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Donner Lake, mining activities in the west, and the meeting of the eastern and western railroads. Howes C901.

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        Printed, leather-bound volume of the bill H.R. 3921, Sundry Civil Bill, with amendments reported by James A. Garfield, Chairman of the Appropriations Committee. His own copy

      The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Books were a scarce commodity to young James, who lost his father before the age of two, and was raised by his mother who struggled to maintain a humble existence. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books. Some twenty years ago, several dozen of his books were de-accessioned, and one of these books is described below: Sundry Civil Bill, 1873-1874, bound copy of bill H.R. 3921, with amendments, from the Committee on Appropriations, 42d Congress, 3d Session, reported [by] Mr. James A. Garfield, February 11, 1873. Half leather with four raised bands on spine and titles stamped in gilt, marbled boards, end papers and page block. No title page or publisher stated. Approximately 235 pps, 4to. Affixed to the first page of the bill on plain paper in unknown hand, ìHon. J. A. Garfield / Sundry Civil Bill / 1873-74." Shelf wear to leather, interior is lightly soiled and toned, else near fine condition. Garfield was a talented parliamentarian, a hard worker, and a skilled negotiator in Congress. He became Chairman of the Appropriations Committee in 1871, a position he would hold for the next four years. It is generally agreed that his work on the committee made a real contribution to improving the management of the U.S. government. When James G. Blaine advanced to the Senate in 1876, Garfield succeeded him as leader of the House Republicans. Garfield was very successful in the House, but his time there was not entirely without controversy. Garfield was one of more than thirty representatives alleged to have been sold stock by Credit Mobilier of America, a company associated with the Union Pacific Railroad, at less than its value to influence legislation affecting the railroad. Garfield claimed to have been given a loan from the company in the amount of $300 in June 1868, not stock, which he paid back in the winter of 1869. No receipt, certificate or dividend was ever uncovered, and thus Garfield was not politically ruined long term.

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        Over de Continuiteit van den Gas- en Vloeistoftoestand.Leiden: A.W. Sijthoff, 1873. First edition.

      A fine copy, in original wrappers, of van der Waals's classic 1873 dissertation on the continuity of gaseous and liquid states, which introduced the van der Waals equation, an equation of state approximating the behavior of real fluids. This dissertation, one of the most famous in the history of physics, 'at once put his name among the foremost in science' (Maxwell).<br/><br/> "Van der Waals' idea of continuity was that there is no essential difference between gaseous and liquid states of matter, although one must consider other factors in addition to motion of the molecules in the determination of pressure. The important factors are the attraction between particles and their proper volume. . . . From these considerations van der Waals arrived at the equation p + a/v2 ) (v-b) = RT where a expresses the mutual attraction of the molecules, and b is their volume. . . . Other experimenters have suggested different models and equations of state, but van der Walls's model is probably the most useful because it emphasizes the essential features of molecules that determine liquidity, without introducing too many 'realistic' complications. . . . An important practical application of the theory is the prediction of conditions necessary for the liquefaction of a gas; this was an important guide in the liquefaction of the 'permanent' gases" (Weber, Pioneers of Science, p. 41; see also p. 40)." Van der Waals was awarded the Nobel Prize for physics in 1910 for his work on the equation of state of gases and liquids. The son of a carpenter, van der Waals began his career as a primary school teacher, advancing after additional training to the secondary school level where he became a Headmaster. He received his doctorate at Leiden at the age of 36 with the present dissertation, one of the most famous in the history of physics, and became professor of physics at the University of Amsterdam in 1877. Remarkably he wrote very little after his dissertation - a few articles and a book on thermodynamics co-authored in 1912. His Nobel Prize was awarded for the discovery first published in his dissertation. <br/><br/> Parkinson; Breakthroughs, p. 382; Neville, Historical Chemical Library. P. 599; DSB XIV:109.. 8vo (229 x 152 mm), pp [viii] 134 [2] and one folding lithographed plate, original grey printed wrappers, uncut and unopened, rear wrapper with a closed tear, capitals with some light chipping, in all a very fine and unrestored copy in its original state

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        To the Queen [O Loyal to the royal in thyself] from Idylls of the King

      [London: no publisher. 1873]. A single sheet folded to make four pages, Signed by Tennyson at the conclusion. Good, with tears from old folds expertly repaired with Japanese tissue, including a tear over the final letter in the author's signature, unfolded to prevent further wear. This poem was added as a dedicatory epilogue to the collected Idylls of the King in Strahan's library edition of Tennyson's works in 1872 (Idyll was published in various fragment and combinations between 1842 and 1888). Wise (1908) 1,; 224, no. 126, per OCLC. A fragile and rare publication, OCLC cites no libraries with this printing, and no copies have appeared at auction in the past quarter century. .

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        THE VISION OF THE THREE T'S. A Threnody by the Author of The New Belfry.

      37, 38 pp. Recently rebound in half calf gilt over marble boards with leather title label to upper cover. First edition. A very good copy of a scarce title.Williams, Madan, Green 94.

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        En resa i Finland.

      Första serien. Efter originalteckningar af A. v. Becker, A. Edelfelt, R. W. Ekman, W. Holmberg, K. E. Jansson, O. Kleineh, J. Knutson, B. Lindholm, H. Munsterhjelm och B. Reinhold. Helsingfors, Finska litteratur-sällskapets tryckeri, 1873. Tvär-folio. (4),26,31-100,VIII s. & 36 litograferade plr. Brunt lätt nött oklbd med riklig blindpressad och guldpräglad dekor på främre pärmen och ryggen. Marmorerade snitt. Enstaka lagerfläckar. Plansch 11 lös och ganska lagerfläckig. Det litograferade extra titelbladet och s. 27-30 saknas. Ur Olof Lagercrantz bibliotek och med inklistrad etikett på bakre pärmens insida som anger detta.. Allt som utkom. En finsk upplaga utkom samma år, en rysk översättning 1875 och en tysk 1885. Topelius ton i texterna andas minst sagt nationalistiskt frihetspatos när han gång efter annan lyfter fram det finska folkets styrka

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        Les roses. histoire, culture, description. preface par ch. naudin. paris, j. rothschild, 1873.

      In-8° (cm. 26,5), elegante legatura coeva in m. pelle e angoli, dorso a nervi con titolo e fregi in oro, sobrie decorazioni in oro ai piatti, tagli rossi (lievissimi segni d'usura); pp. [8], IV, 267, [1] in ottimo stato, con 60 eccezionali tavole cromolitografiche f.t. di FranA'ois Grobon -i-d'après nature-/i-A di potente attrattiva (e protette da velina), oltre a 60 incisioni in legno n.t.. Sporadicissime fioriture. Seconda edizione di questo magnifico esempio d'iconografia botanica. Non in Pritzel. Esemplare molto buono.

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        Australia and New Zealand

      London: Chapman and Hall. 1873. First. First edition. Two volumes. Tall octavos. 553; 516pp. Folding maps. Publisher's reddish-brown cloth stamped in black and gilt. Volume One carefully rebacked, some small tears on the folding maps, modest edgewear on the boards, a handsome, very good set. With the bookplate of (presumably Charles Sidney) Buxton in each volume. .

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        Topelius, Z. : En Resa i Finland. Första Serien. Efter Originalmålningar af A. v. Becker, A. Edelfelt, R. W. Ekman, W. Holmberg, K. E. Jansson, O. Kleineh, J. Knutson, B. Lindholm, H. Munsterhjelm och B. Reinhold. Text af (...).

      Helsingfors. F. Tilgmanns förlag. 1873. Tverrfolio. Grønt originalt helshirtingbind med rik forgylling på ryggen og fordekkelen. Rebacked med bruk av den originale ryggstripen. Helt gullsnitt. 100, VIII s. Med 36 helsides raderinger.. Rent og fint eksemplar

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        Eventyr af Charles Perrault. Med Billeder af Gustave Doré. Paa dansk ved Christian Winther.

      Thieles Bogtrykkeri, 1873. 59 s. Illustreret s/h med helsides tryk og vignetter. Indbunden i maroquin med rig dekoration på permerne i guld og farver med blad- og sommerfuglemotiver. Indvendige forgyldte bordurer. Helt guldsnit. Folio.. Hjørnerne slidte og falsen løsnet en anelse. Få og små bindfejl. I øvrigt et utroligt smukt værk med kønne illustrationer. Siderne meget velholdte og uden pletter.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        Paradisea Minor [Lesser Bird of Paradise]

      [London: Daniel Giraud Elliot, 1873]. Lithograph by J. Smit after Joseph Wolf, hand-coloured by J.D. White, heightened with gum arabic. 23 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches. A magnificent image from Elliot's Birds of Paradise, painted by Joseph Wolf, "without exception, the best all-round animal artist who ever lived' (Sir Edwin Landseer). Ornithological illustration reached its zenith during the golden age of lithography, and this image is from that great era. Even today, with all of the excellent methods of colour reproduction available, the beauty of hand-colouring cannot be equalled. Joseph Wolf is pre-eminent among the ornithological artists of the day: he was the first bird artist to fully understand and use the new freedom of style that lithography allowed. The lithographic crayon suited Wolf's drawing style, transforming his soft expressive lines and subtle suggestions of movement into a printable image. His work set a new standard in life-like representations and Wolf's skill at capturing the essential character of his subjects also breathed life into the stiff "bird on a perch" portrayals so characteristic of bird art of the day. The plates in Elliot's Monograph of the... Birds of Paradise, "almost as magnificent as the birds they portray, were the fruits of Elliot's considerable wealth, Wolf's great artistry and both men's profound knowledge and love of birds" (Dance). Elliot writes in the preface "The drawings of Mr. Wolf will, I am sure, receive the admiration of those who see them; for, like all that artist's productions, they cannot be surpassed, if equalled, at the present time. Mr. J. Smit has lithographed the drawings with his usual conscientious fidelity, and in his share of the work has left me nothing to desire... In the coloring of the plates Mr. J.D. White has faithfully followed the originals; and in the difficult portions where it was necessary to produce the metallic hues, he has been very successful." Cf. Anker 131; cf. Dance, The Art of Natural History, 1978, p.132; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990) p. 95; cf. Nissen IVB 296; cf. Wood p. 331; cf. Zimmer p. 207.

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        THE WIDOW LEROUGE

      Boston: Estes & Lauriat, 1873 Gaboriau, Emile. THE WIDOW LEROUGE. Boston: Estes & Lauriat, 1873. This is the First American Edition & First English Language Edition of: L&#39;affaire Lerouge, [Paris:1866]. Tall 8vo., 156pp., blind embossed brick coloured cloth, gilt stamped on the upper cover & spine. A very good or better copy of this unusually scarce Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. Lecoq anticipated Sherlock Holmes by 20 years. - Gaboriau&#39;s first detective novel, introduced a young police officer named Monsieur Lecoq, who was the hero in three of Gaboriau&#39;s later detective novels. Monsieur Lecoq was based on a real-life thief turned police officer, Eugène François Vidocq (1775-1857), whose memoirs, Les Vrais Mémoires de Vidocq, mixed fiction and fact. It may also have been influenced by the villainous Monsieur Lecoq, one of the main protagonists of Féval&#39;s Les Habits Noirs book series.. 1st Edition.

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        Codigo Penal de la Provincia de Corrientes [bound with] La Provincia

      1873. [Argentina]. Codigo Penal de la Provincia de Corrientes. Buenos Aires: Imprenta de Pablo E. Coni, 1878. 110 pp. [Bound with] Llerena, Juan. La Provincia de Buenos Aires y su Nueva Capital. Buenos Aires: Establecimiento Tipografico, 1881. 54 pp. [And] Stegmann, Carlos. Construccion y Disposicion Interior de las Escuelas Publicas en Relacion con la Higiene. Buenos Aires: Imprenta de Pablo E. Coni, 1878. 24 pp. Five plates, two folding. Octavo (9-1/4" x 6-1/4"). Later cloth, gilt titles to spine. Light shelfwear, some toning to text, final three leaves of Construccion detached, internally clean. * Only editions located. The first item is the penal code for Corrientes, one of the provinces of Argentina. The second title, which is not legal in nature, is an essay defending the establishment of Buenos Aires as the national capital in 1880. Illustrated with plates depicting classrooms and school furniture, the final title is a book of regulations governing the construction of schools and the furnishing of classrooms. All of these titles are rare. OCLC locates 1 copy each of Corrientes and Provincia (both in Germany), no copies of Construccion. See Borchard, Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Argentina, Brazil and Chile 115-116.

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        Map of the States of California and Nevada

      Warren Holt after Chas. Grayton Gibbes, C.E, 1873. Map of the States of California and Nevada, Carefully Compiled from the Latest Authentic Sources comprising Information Obtained from the U.S. Coast and Land Surveys, by Prof. J. D. Whitney; Railroad Surveys and the results of explorations made by Brevet. Lieut. Col. R. S. Williamson, U.S.A., Henry De Groot, C. D. Gibbes, and others. Scale 18 Miles to One Inch. Published by Warren Holt, No. 607 Clay Street, San Francisco, California. Hand-colored lithograph with leather map cover. Paper size: 37 ½? x 39?. Condition: As with folding pocket maps of the time it is on thin paper. This particular map, however, is extraordinary in that there are no tears in the thin paper and the leather cover is still attached. A rare, beautiful, and significant map in uncommonly excellent condition. This large, folding pocket map of California and Nevada is by the civil engineer, Charles Drayton Gibbes. This map of the late nineteenth century is exceptional for having been hand colored with watercolor. The map includes the results of the important work of Josiah Dwight Whitney, Director of the California Geological Survey. The map of California and Nevada by Whitney, the first wide-ranging scientific survey of the region authorized and funded by the State Legislature, was produced in 1873, the same year as this map by Chas. Drayton Gibbes. The Gibbes map may be the first, after the State approved map, to include the significant results of Whitney's scientific surveys. Whitney, a graduate of Yale who studied in Europe, was greatly influenced by Charles Lyell, Alexander von Humboldt, and Carl Ritter, the founders of modern geology, geography, and earth science. Mt. Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous forty-eight states, was named after Josiah D. Whitney. The reference to R. S. Williamson is to his exploration of routes between California and Oregon, and across the Sierra Nevada from the upper Sacramento River to the Humboldt River for proposed railroad routes. Gibbes also used information from the Henry de Groot surveys of Nevada and Eastern California that were published in a map by Warren Holt in 1863. Over one-thousand place-names of cities, towns, mountains, missions, springs, routes, rivers, etc., are given on this beautifully hand-colored and rare early map of California and Nevada. The Gibbes map identifies by hand-applied color the following important features: railroads proposed; railroads built; gold; silver; copper; quick silver (note: quicksilver or mercury was important in gold mining and processing); tin; coal; oil springs (the future petroleum industry?); county seats; posts occupied by troops; townships subdivided; and the 10, 20 & 30 mile limits of the Central Pacific, Southern Pacific, and six other railroads. The eleven United States land Offices are identified.

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

      London: Chatto and Windus, Publishers. (Successors to John Camden Hotten.), n.d.. [1873]. original pictorial yellow wrappers printed in black, red and blue.. At some point this copy was bound with front and rear covers. preserved into a binding of some sort (no longer present) with its. fore and bottom edges trimmed and top edge gilded. It is now. disbound. Spine panel missing, two creases to lower right corner of. front cover, a bright, sound, good copy of a fragile book which had. no hardbound issue and has never been reprinted. Bierce&#39;s scarcest. book. In a custom cloth traycase. (#135545). First edition. The author&#39;s second book. A collection of stories, sketches, epigrams, quips and witticisms. In general the seventeen very short stories, grouped together as "Crazy Tales," are satirical; revenge and death are frequent themes. Bierce&#39;s first short story, "The Haunted Valley," was published in the OVERLAND MONTHLY in 1871. "On Christmas Day of that year he married Mollie Day of San Francisco and several months later they went to England. During the next four years Bierce was on the staff of FUN ... In 1872 he published, under the pseudonym of &#39;Dod Grile&#39; and in confessed collaboration with Satan, THE FIEND&#39;S DELIGHT, a &#39;cold collation of diabolisms,&#39; and [in 1873] NUGGETS AND DUST PANNED OUT IN CALIFORNIA. Both books were collections of mordantly humorous sketches he had contributed to various California journals, while two years later a third volume, COBWEBS FROM AN EMPTY SKULL, containing many articles that first appeared in FUN, established the reputation of &#39;Bitter Bierce&#39; as a vitriolic wit." - DAB. BAL 1099 (noted printing B without table of contents leaf [pages (vii)-viii]; terminal endpaper b; no sequence established). Starrett 2. Topp, Victorian Yellowbacks & Paperbacks III, p. 33. Baird and Greenwood 251.

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        Recueil de 13 articles et mémoires sur l&#39;obstétrique ayant parus entre 1870 et 1876

      Paris, Sens. Bruxelles: Delahaye, Baillère, 1873. relié. fort in 8 (16x22cm). Editions originales. Demi Basane verte. Dos lisse avec pièces de titre noires. Frottements. Coiffe supérieure fragilisée portant une déchirure au mors inférieur. Bordures le plus souvent dénudées. C&#146;est à la fin du XIXe siècle que naît l&#146;obstétrique moderne, conséquence du courant hygiéniste, les sages-femmes diplômées se multiplient, et les nouveaux bâtiments consacrés aux accouchements égalements , Détails des mémoires, articles et thèses contenus dans ce volume : - Note historique sur les Chamberlen de Londres et sur l&#146;invention du forceps par le Dr A. Mattei. Paris. J. Boyer. 1873. 8pp. - Des procidences de membres comme complication des présentations de l&#146;extrémité céphalique par le dr Louis Rubé. Paris. Parent. 1872. 80pp. Envoi de l&#146;auteur. - De l&#146;innocuité relative des accouchements chez les primipares agées par Alexandre Coccio. Paris. Delahaye. 1875. 64pp. - Lymphatiques utériens et parallèle entre la lymphagite et la phlébite utérine par J. Fioupe. Paris , Baillère. 1876. 82pp. Un tableau. - Des paralysies traumatiques es membres inférieurs consécutives à l&#146;accouchement labprieux par L. A. Lefèvre. Paris. Delahaye. 1876. 58pp. - Influence de la tension artérielle puerpérale sur la marche des maladies par le dr Léon Dumas. Paris. Delahaye. 1878. 39pp. fig. - De l&#146;opération césarienne en cas de tumeurs fibreuses utérines remplissant l&#146;excavation pervienne par le Dr H. Cazin. Paris. Delahaye. 1875. 30pp. - Contribution à la pratique des accouchements par Victor Emile Hottenier. Paris. Delahaye. 1876. 52pp. Un tableau dépliant. Edition répétée deux fois, la seconde avec envoi de l&#146;auteur. - De la rupture prématurée & spontanée des membranes de l&#146;oeuf. Thèse pour le doctorat de médecine par Louis Roulin. Sens. Duchemin. 1878. 83pp. - Mémoire de la céphalotripsie intra-cranienne par la méthose de M. le Dr F. Guyon. Son exposé, sa critique par le Dr Nicolas Kalindero. Paris. Alexandre Coccoz. 1870. 60pp. Texte répété deux fois. - Les conférences des professeurs hyernaux et amabile sur le forceps-scie et le traitement des fistules vésico-vaginales, faites au congrès des sciences médicales à Bruxelles par E. Putegnat. Paris. Delahaye. Bruxelles. Manceaux. 1876. 19pp. - Dans quels cas est-il indiqué de provoquer l&#146;avortement. Thèse présentée au concours pour l&#146;agrégation le 22 juillet 1875 par A. De Sqoyre. Paris. Delahaye. 1875. 205pp. - Des contre-indications de la version dans la présentation de l&#146;épaule et des moyens qui peuvent remplacer cette opération. Thèse présentée au concours pour l&#146;agrégation par le Dr A. Pinard. Paris , Baillère. 1875. 140pp. - Delahaye, Baillère, Paris, Sens. Bruxelles _1873-1876, fort in 8 (16x22cm), Un Vol. relié. - Un Vol. relié

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        Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas

      Boston: George M. Smith & Company, 1873. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7 " - 9 " tall xiii, [3], 303 pages. Green cloth. Black letters on gilt blocks. Gilt illustration on spine and front cover. Re-backed spine, cover and brown end papers repaired professionally. Overall a very good copy. Additional photos available on requested. Book is 100% guaranteed.& One Hundred and Ten Illustrations. Later issue of the Smith edition (without "The End" on page 303 at end of text), with the illustrations from the Osgood edition. , The second (preferred?) Smith issue - according to Myers, copies with &#39;THE END&#39; on final page of text have damaged type.

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        Etudes sur le vin

      Librarie Savy Paris 1873. later edition. Hardback. Fine/No Jacket. Second Edition 1873. A fine copy in publisher&#39;s green cloth. Complete with all 32 full-page plates and 25 text embedded figures. Previous owner&#39;s plate to pastedown, else a Fine copy

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

      London & New York: Frederick Warne & Co, 1873 No edition or date stated but presume 1873. The Flowering Plants, Grasses, Sedges, and Ferns of Great Britain, and their allies The Club Mosses, Pepperworts, and Horsetails. Published under the direction of the Committee of General Literature and Education, appointed by The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. Volume 1 - Flowering Plants, with 220 Species Coloured. 47 Coloured Illustrations. 288 pp. Volume 2 - Flowering Plants with 254 Species Coloured. 355 pp + 40 Coloured Illustrations. Volume 3 - Flowering Plants, with 283 Species Coloured, 410 pp + 53 Coloured illustrations. Volume 4 - Flowering Plants, with 249 species coloured, 328 pp + 53 Coloured Illustrations. Volume 5 - Flowering Plants with 237 species coloured, 368 including Index + 50 coloured illustrations. Volume 6 - British Grasses, Sedges and Ferns with 301 species coloured from nature, 319 pp + 76 coloured illustrations. 6 volumes in total. All in uniform green cardboard binding with gilt tooling and titles to both spine and front covers, all edges gilt, bumped and worn to edges and corners. Issued in 1854 as a 5 volume work-Flowering Plants of Great Britain, then a few times later. In 1873 it was issued as a 6 volume work, the 6th volume being the articles on the British Grasses, sedges and ferns. Difficult to find complete!. Numerous coloured plates in each. All showing magnificent detail. Pratt [married name Pearless], Anne (1806&ndash;1893), botanist, born on 5 December 1806 in Strood, Kent, the second of three daughters of Robert Pratt (1777&ndash;1819), a wholesale grocer of that town, and his wife, Sarah Bundock (1780&ndash;1845), of Huguenot descent. Her childhood and youth were passed at Chatham and she was educated by a Mrs Roffey at the Eastgate House School, Rochester. Her delicate health&mdash;&lsquo;a stiff knee&rsquo;&mdash;rendered her unfit for active pursuits and she devoted herself to literary study. A Scottish friend, Dr Dods, undertook to teach her botany and she soon became an ardent student. Aided by her elder sister, who collected plants for her, she formed an extensive herbarium and supplemented her collection by making sketches of the specimens. The drawings afterwards formed illustrations for her books. Anne Pratt left Chatham in 1846 and went to live with friends at Brixton and other places, but subsequently settled at Dover in 1849. There she wrote her principal work, The Flowering Plants and Ferns of Great Britain. Other changes of residence followed. On 4 December 1866 she married John Pearless of East Grinstead, Sussex. They lived at East Grinstead for two and a half years, after which they settled for some years at Redhill, Surrey. Anne died on 27 July 1893 at Rylett Road, Shepherd&#39;s Bush, London. Anne Pratt&#39;s works were written in popular style but were said to be accurate. They were also instrumental in spreading a knowledge and love of botany, and were at one time acknowledged by a grant from the civil list. Her first, The Field, the Garden, and the Woodland, was published in 1838 and reached a third edition in less than ten years. Perhaps her most popular, especially among children, Wild Flowers (2 vols., 1852), was also issued in sheets for hanging up in schoolrooms. The Flowering Plants and Ferns of Great Britain, published in five volumes from 1855, was widely regarded as the best popular botanical work of her time. (ODNB)

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        The Flowering Plants, Grasses, Sedges, and Ferns of Great Britain : and Their Allies the Club Mosses, Pepperworts, and Horsetails

      London - Frederick Warne and Co., 1873 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce set of horticultural studies of the indigenous ferns and grasses of the British Isles. Third edition. Illustrated throughout with 319 coloured plates, collated complete. With chapters on scurvy-grass, sundew, campions, thistles, and many more. Anne Pratt (5 December 1806 - 1893) was a botanical illustrator from Strood, Kent. She was one of the best known English botanical illustrators of the Victorian age. Anne Pratt wrote more than 20 books which she illustrated with chromolithographs. Anne Pratt&#39;s works were written in popular style but were said to be accurate. With bookplate of Wyndham Lewis Williams to front pastedowns. Complete in six volumes. Condition: In half-morocco bindings with marbled boards. Externally sound, though with some rubbing and marks to the boards. Some sunning to the front board of volume IV. Seven joints starting. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Pages are bright and generally clean, though with some patches of foxing to the first few pages and to a few pages in volume III. Slight cockling to the pages of volume VI. Overall: GOOD..

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        Madame de Sévigné, Her Correspondents and Contemporaries

      1873. A Special Extra-Illustrated Copy,in a Fine Early Cosway-Style Binding by Bayntun of Bathwith Miniature Portraits on Ivory of Madame de Sévigné and Her Daughter, Madame Grignan[COSWAY-STYLE BINDING]. [SÉVIGNÉ, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de]. PULIGA, Henrietta Consuelo de, Comtesse. Madame de Sévigné, Her Correspondents and Contemporaries. By the Comtesse de Puliga. Special Copy&#151;Extra Illustrated. In Two Volumes. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1873.First edition. Two octavo volumes (8 3/8 x 5 3/16 inches; 213 x 131 mm). xvi, 400; xii, 373, [1] pp. The original title-pages have been replaced with specially printed title-pages. Extra-illustrated with sixty-six plates (twenty-two of which are hand-colored), some inlaid to size.In a fine Cosway-style binding (ca. 1920) by Bayntun of Bath (stamp-signed in gilt on the front turn-in) of full dark blue crushed levant morocco over bevelled boards. Covers decoratively panelled in gilt in an Art Nouveau design within an outer gilt single fillet border, spines in six compartments with five raised bands, lettered in gilt in two compartments, decoratively panelled in gilt in the remaining four compartments, with &#147;Extra Illustrated 1873&#148; in gilt at the foot, board edges with gilt-dotted rule, turn-ins ruled in gilt with gilt floral corner ornaments, dark red morocco doublures within an onlaid dark maroon morocco frame within single gilt fillets, dark red morocco liners, all edges gilt. The front doublure of each volume is set with a very fine oval portrait miniature on ivory under glass (each measuring 3 3/16 x 2 1/2 inches; 80 x 63 mm.), in Volume I of Madame de Sévigné (signed Penin) and in Volume II of her daughter, Madame Grignan (signed Lié). The miniatures are set within a frame of onlaid dark maroon morocco within an inner single gilt fillet and an outer double gilt fillet. A superb example.Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné (1626-1696), &#147;French writer noted for some 1,700 letters written to her daughter. The natural, spontaneous tone of the letters broke established rules for the genre and served as a new model. Of old Burgundian nobility, she was introduced into court society in Paris after her marriage in 1644 to Henri de Sévigné, a Breton gentleman of nobility who squandered most of her money before being killed in a duel in 1651. Mme de Sévigné was left with two children, Françoise Marguerite (b. 1646) and Charles (b. 1648). For some years she continued to frequent the fashionable social circles of Paris while also devoting herself to her children. In 1669 her daughter married Count de Grignan and then moved to Provence with him. The separation from her daughter provoked acute loneliness in Sévigné; it also prompted her to write the letters on which her reputation is based. Most of the letters, written without literary intention or ambition, were composed in the first seven years of their separation in 1671. The letters recount current news and events in fashionable society, describe prominent persons, comment on contemporary topics, and provide details of her life from day to day&#151;her household, her acquaintances, her visits, and her taste in reading. Sévigné&#146;s conversational manner makes her stories of current events and gossip unforgettable&#148; (Merriam-Webster&#146;s Encyclopedia of Literature).&#147;The correspondence of Madame de Sévigné, covering almost fifty years of a rich and turbulent period in French history and culture (1648-1696), has been the favorite reading of great writers from Voltaire to Virginia Woolf. From the time of their first publication in 1726, Sévigné&#146;s letters have provided a standard against which other important letter collections can be measured&#133;As a writer, Sévigné occupies a special position in the history of French literature. She wrote nothing but letters, thousands of them, letters that constitute a treasure of information for historians and that have been admired as masterpieces of style. Sévigné&#146;s body of work, though, has not been stable&#151;it has changed its shape at least once every few decades since the end of the seventeenth century. Since the letters were first written, they have been edited, corrected, copied, recopied, and even willfully destroyed by a long line of readers with a variety of motives. During Sévigné&#146;s lifetime the letters were published only once, when her cousin Roger de Bussy-Rabutin included a few of them in a volume of his memoirs, which he presented to Louis XIV. After her death on 17 April 1696, a larger number of letters was included in the published correspondence of Bussy-Rabutin, generating enough public interest to persuade Sévigné&#146;s granddaughter Pauline de Simiane to undertake the task of preparing her grandmother&#146;s letters for publication. This project resulted in the intermittent release of selected letters at intervals over the next hundred years and spawned enough family quarreling and tension between the copyists and de Simiane&#39;s descendants that in 1784 her son-in-law burned all of the several hundred letters she had left in his possession. When the literary scholar L.J.N. Monmerqué undertook the first critical edition of Sévigné&#146;s letters in 1818, there were already few original autographs left. He had to verify his material by comparing the many published editions of selected letters and the copies of letters that had been compiled by editors and never published. Since the first &#145;complete&#146; edition of the letters was published from 1862 to 1868 (Monmerqué having spent more than thirty years on the project), there has been one major discovery of a 1720 manuscript copy of some of the letters and two new critical editions, the definitive one being Roger Duchêne&#146;s edition of the correspondence published in three volumes from 1972 to 1978. Duchêne&#146;s edition includes more than 1,500 letters by Sévigné and more than 1,000 letters addressed to her, and it draws on all of the available copies of the letters as well as the relatively few autographs that remain in museums and archives across France&#148; (Elizabeth C. Goldsmith, &#147;Marie de Rabutin Chantal, Madame de Sévigné (1626-1696),&#148; in Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 268: 17th Century French Writers (2002), pp. 351-359).

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        Revue Des Documents Historiques Suite De Pieces Curieuses Et Inedites Publiees Avec Des Notes Et Des Commentaires

      Paris: A. Lemere, 1873-1880. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary three quarter brown calf and three quarter red morocco. 7 volumes bound in 5. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 4to, 22 x 14 cm, illustrated with a plethora of full-page and folding facsimile plates of autographs, manuscripts and documents. Important study of French autographs in this all published set. Each volume indexed: Subject, Illustration, and Provenance. Fresh and crisp set, Volumes 1-4 bound in two: brown calf and green cloth, raised bands, gilt spine panels, red and black leather spine labels printed in gilt. Vols. 5-7 bound in red morocco and marbled boards, raised bands, gilt spine florets and lettering, marbled endpapers, Teg. Latter three volumes in fine condition.

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        Histoire De Gil Blas De Santillane Réimpression de l'édition de 1747 Précédé D'Une Introduction Par F.Sarcey. (Collection des Romans Classiques)

      Paris: Librairie Des Bibliophiles [Printed by D.Jouaust], 1873., 1873. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xx, [3], 403, [1]; 2 p.l., 411, [1]. titles in red & black. decorative ornaments, initials, & title vignettes. engraved frontis. portrait of Le Sage after Guélard. extra-illustrated with 49 additional engraved & etched plates after R.Smirke & others. Superb copies, bound in full contemporary red morocco by David, covers bordered with gilt filets & flowers, spines gilt in compartments, inside dentelles, top edge gilt, others uncut. The Robert Hoe copy, with leather ex-libris. Edition of 500 copies, this one of 20 on Whatman paper.. Hardcover.

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

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

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        Chess Set - An Amusing Jewish Themed Chess Set, 20th Century (circa 1960s)

      Charming painted figures in Jewish religious dress (Tallis, Yarmulke etc), one side with black bases the other side with pink bases. The king 8cm high. Jews have long been associated with chess: according to Moritz Steinschneider (Schach bei den Juden, 1873) Jews first became aquainted with chess in the 10th Century but it was until the 19th Century that they began to make a contribution on a significant scale.

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        [ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT SKETCHBOOK OF THE H.M.S. CHALLENGER EXPEDITION, 1872 - 1874]

      [H.M.S. Challenger. 1873].. Thirty-six leaves, including illustrated titlepage and thirty-five ink and watercolor illustrations, all but titlepage in full color. Oblong quarto sketchbook, 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Original printed wrappers, backed in later tape. Inscribed on front wrapper verso: "William Gurling. H.M.S. Challenger. Sydney. Australia." Covers worn. Some minor soiling internally, but overall clean, bright, and in very good condition, with most tissue guards remaining. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. The remarkable original watercolor sketchbook of Benjamin Shephard from the historic scientific voyage of the H.M.S. Challenger. In 1968, J. Welles Henderson, collector, historian, and founder of the Philadelphia Maritime Museum, discovered the sketchbook in an antique shop in Boston. He purchased the volume and soon showed it to Harris B. Stewart, an oceanographer and member of the Maritime Museum&#39;s Underwater Advisory Board, who agreed that the drawings added "a delightful artistic postscript to the volumes already written about what is still considered the greatest of all oceanographic expeditions" (Stewart and Henderson, p.[3]). In 1972, on the centennial of the Challenger&#39;s launch, the Philadelphia Maritime Museum published a facsimile volume of the sketchbook, with an introduction and detailed commentary by Stewart and Henderson accompanying each plate. During their research on the sketchbook, Henderson and Stewart discovered that Benjamin Shephard was a cooper who served during the entire voyage of the H.M.S. Challenger, from November 1872 to May 1876. Shephard was born at Brixton in Surrey in 1841, entered the navy in 1862, and died in Australia from tuberculosis in 1887 at the age of forty-five. "Evidently," Henderson and Stewart write, "he found work not particularly to his liking, as he was promoted and demoted several times during his 25-year career." He paid significant attention to his Challenger sketchbook, however, creating this series of splendid watercolors that show the work of a skilled and observant amateur. The sketches are all approximately 6 by 9 3/4 inches, each featuring a view of the ship and framed with a caption-bearing garter. Following the attractive pictorial titlepage, they begin with a fanciful scene of the Challenger dredging the sea floor, with mermaids guiding the net below and bestowing it with shells and an old anchor. Stewart and Henderson note that like the sailors on most oceanographic expeditions, "those aboard the H.M.S. Challenger, although intrigued by the work of the scientists, were more interested in the ports which punctuated the long periods of observations at sea. Thus Shephard, with few exceptions, concentrated on painting not the scientific work at sea but rather the Challenger at her various ports of call." Twenty-five of the watercolors are port or other coastal views, covering Madeira, St. Thomas, Bermuda, Halifax, St. Michael&#39;s, St. Vincent, St. Paul&#39;s Rocks, Fernando Noronha, Tristan de Cunha, Capetown, Prince Edward Island, Crozet Island, Kerguelen Island, and McDonald Island. Many of these depict other ships and boats, with forts, towns, and the occasional lighthouse in the background. Non-coastal scenes include one of a violent storm in the Gulf of Florida, a particularly attractive view of the ship at full sail "on her way to St. Paul&#39;s Rocks," and six sketches of the Challenger sailing, firing, and dredging among the Antarctic icebergs. A beautiful and important visual record of what Howgego has called "the most detailed and extensive examination of the world&#39;s oceans in the history of exploration." HOWGEGO N5. [Benjamin Shephard], CHALLENGER SKETCHBOOK B. SHEPHARD&#39;S SKETCHBOOK OF THE H.M.S. CHALLENGER EXPEDITION 1872-1874 PREPARED AND EDITED FOR PUBLICATION BY HARRIS B. STEWART, JR. AND J. WELLES HENDERSON (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Maritime Museum, 1972).

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        [Original Manuscript Sketchbook of the H.M.S. Challenger Expedition, 1872-1874]

      [H.M.S. Challenger. 1873]. Oblong quarto sketchbook. (9½ x 12½ inches). Thirty-six leaves, including illustrated titlepage and thirty-five ink and watercolor illustrations, all but titlepage in full color. Original printed wrappers, backed in later tape. Inscribed, "William Gurling. H.M.S. Challenger. Sydney. Australia," on front wrapper verso. Covers worn. Some minor soiling internally, but overall clean, bright, and in very good condition, with most tissue guards remaining. The remarkable original watercolor sketchbook of Benjamin Shephard from the historic scientific voyage of the H.M.S. Challenger. In 1968, J. Welles Henderson, collector, historian, and founder of the Philadelphia Maritime Museum, discovered the sketchbook in an antique shop in Boston. He purchased the volume and soon showed it to Harris B. Stewart, an oceanographer and member of the Maritime Museum&#39;s Underwater Advisory Board, who agreed that the drawings added "a delightful artistic postscript to the volumes already written about what is still considered the greatest of all oceanographic expeditions" (Stewart and Henderson, p.[3]). In 1972, on the centennial of the Challenger&#39;s launch, the Philadelphia Maritime Museum published a facsimile volume of the sketchbook, with an introduction and detailed commentary by Stewart and Henderson accompanying each plate. During their research on the sketchbook, Henderson and Stewart discovered that Benjamin Shephard was a cooper who served during the entire voyage of the H.M.S. Challenger from November 1872 to May 1876. Shephard was born at Brixton in Surrey in 1841, entered the navy in 1862, and died in Australia from tuberculosis in 1874 at the age of 45. "Evidently," Handerson and Stewart write, "he found work not particularly to his liking, as he was promoted and demoted several times during his 25- year career." He paid significant attention to his Challenger sketchbook, however, creating a series of "magnificently done" watercolors that show the work of a skilled and observant amateur. The sketches are all approximately 6 x 9¾ inches, each featuring a view of the ship and framed with a caption-bearing garter. Following the attractive pictorial titlepage, they begin with a fanciful scene of the Challenger dredging the sea floor, with mermaids guiding the net below and bestowing it with shells and an old anchor. Stewart and Henderson note that like the sailors on most oceanographic expeditions, "those aboard the H.M.S. Challenger, although intrigued by the work of the scientists, were more interested in the ports which punctuated the long periods of observations at sea. Thus Shephard, with few exceptions, concentrated on painting not the scientific work at sea but rather the Challenger at her various ports of call." Twenty-five of the watercolors are port or other coastal views, covering Madeira, St. Thomas, Bermuda, Halifax, St. Michael&#39;s, St. Vincent, St. Paul&#39;s Rocks, Fernando Noronha, Tristan de Cunha, Capetown, Prince Edward Island, Crozet Island, Kerguelen Island, and McDonald Island. Many of these depict other ships and boats, with forts, towns, and the occasional lighthouse in the background. Non-coastal scenes include one of a violent storm in the Gulf of Florida, a particularly attractive view of the ship at full sail "on her way to St. Paul&#39;s Rocks," and six sketches of the Challenger sailing, dredging, and firing guns among the Antarctic icebergs. A beautiful and important visual record of what Howgego has called "the most detailed and extensive examination of the world&#39;s oceans in the history of exploration. Howgego N5; [Benjamin Shephard]: Challenger Sketchbook B. Shephard&#39;s Sketchbook of the H.M.S. Challenger Expedition 1872-1874 Prepared and Edited for Publication by Harris B. Stewart, Jr. and J. Welles Henderson (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Maritime Museum, 1972).

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        Polychromatic Ornament. One Hundred Plates in Gold, Silver, and Colours, Comprising Upwards of Two Thousand Specimens of the Various Styles of Ancient, Oriental, and Mediaeval Art

      London: Henry Sotheran, 1873. Complete: 58 pages of introductory text; 100 multicolor plates showing designs and motifs from Ancient Greece through the 18th Century. Additional black and white engravings. Original maroon morocco binding with five raised bands. Gilt lettering and decorations. All page edges gilt. Clean pages and plates. Some light intermittent foxing to the introductory pages, but none to the beautiful plates. Some of the extreme edges of the plates have some light toning. Minor cover wear. An especially nice example of a very large and impressive reference work. . First English Edition. Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

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