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      albumen print, sepia, 102mm x 141mm mounted on card 108mm x 163mm with Carroll's own identification number 2132 in his manuscript in purple ink on verso. A very good example, c.1873. * See CARROLL'S JOURNAL ENTRY: "Photographed Xie in winter dress (Danish), in red petticoat, and in Greek dress." May 14, 1873. See LETTER: from Carroll to Mrs Kitchin: "[Christ Church, Oxford] Saturday [? May 17, 1873] / Dear Mrs Kitchin, / Here are prints of the Danish dress and the red petticoat. I am taking the negatives with me, and will get a light print done of the Dane for you to get tinted for the Princess. Oh that it would only suggest to her the idea of sitting herself! That has been for years my great ambition in life, which, once accomplished, I should thence-forward look with scorn on Xie and all un-royal subjects for the camera! / Gratefully yours, / C.L. Dodgson". * Lewis Carroll was not simply the author of the world's most famous books for children and an important mathematician whose work was well ahead of its time, but he was also an important pioneer photographer of considerable accomplishment.His photographs, particularly of children, show Carroll at his most sentimental; even, for some of his modern audience, in a interesting erotic light. Carroll abandoned photography in 1880.

      [Bookseller: Jeffrey Stern Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The Origin of Species, By means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life.

      London: John Murray, 1873.. Sixth edition, 13th thousand, 8vo, (xxii), 458 pp. Folding plate, label removed from the paste down, old repair to the hinges. Original gilt titled green cloth, spine ends rubbed, light damp staining to the bottom edge of the covers. Freeman 396.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen. Erstes Stück: David Strauss. Der Bekenner und der Schriftsteller. + Zweites Stück: Vom Nutzen und Nachteil. Der Historie für das Leben.

      Leipzig, Fritzsch, 1873 + 1874. 8vo. Both works bound together in a nice contemporary brown half calf with gilding to spine. Binding very nice, clean, and tight. Internally quite a bit of brownspotting to first and last leaves of each work. (2), 101, (1) pp. + 111, (1) pp.. First editions, first issues of these two separate works that make up the first two parts of the "Untimely Observations", which was originally intended by Nietzsche to be a series of thirteen separate works gathered together under this common title. The ambitious project didn't come about as intended, and only four works appered in the series. "Nietzsche actually produced four of these compositions before abandoning the plan, although it is evident that his heart was no longer in the series after the publication of the third essay." (Schaberg, p. 32). Of each of the two works, 1.000 copies were printed. Of the first 483 remained unsold, and this is this one of 517 copies. Of the second, 778 remained unsold, and this is thus one of merely 222 copies. The "Observations" were to deal with aspects of contemporary European culture, with a focus on German culture. The first works of the series combine the Nietzsche that we know from e.g. "The Birth of Tragedy" with an early polemical style that properly comes to live in his later works. Especially the first of the "Observations", the fierce attack on "David Strauss, the Confessor and Writer" is considered one of Nietzsche's most humorous works and a prime example of his early polemical style. He attacks Strauss, accusing him of being a philistine of pseudo-culture, and his latest work "The Old and the New Faith: A Confession" from 1871, taking it to be an example of the German thought of the time, and accuses it of being a vulgar reading of history in the service of a degenerate culture.In the second of the "Observations", "On the Use and Abuse of History for Life", Nietsche introduces his attack on classic humanism and presents his own alternative way of interpreting history. With his attacks on the historicism of man and his view of history as such, this constitutes one of Nietzsche's most interesting works and the one that best captures his concept of "untimeliness". Schaberg 23a. + 25a

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        Stockholm[: aqvarelle-lithografier och tontryck ]

      Tryckt hos Slachter & Seedorf, Stockholm. [1873] Oblong folio. 39 x 55 cm. Title page (in manuscript) + 14 colour printed lithographs. All. Beautiful contemporary blind pressed boards in brown cloth. Calf spine. Elaborate gilt ornamentations and title in gilt at the front board and the spine. Gilt edges. Some wear and scratches to the binding. More to the board edges. Spine ends slightly damaged. Bumped corners. Some creases, tears and a couple of losses to the guard papers. Some browning to the end papers. Last plate with slight offsetting to the margins. Two plates with a small spot or two to the margins. Images in fine condition. A very nice and clean copy.. Fine views of Stockholm in the 1870s. Lively images depicts the city from classic vantage points. Beautiful vistas, "Down-town" areas and important buildings are shown, teeming with people, carriages, steam boats etc. Among the depicted buildings you can find the newly erected Grand Hotel and the Royal Library. The album gives an interesting insight on how life was in Stockholm in the 1870s. Otto August Mankell was an architecht, illustrator and lithographer. He executed several fine panoramas. His most famous is a bird´s eye panorama of Stockholm from the west, which was internationally recognized. He made two fine plate books with city views. The present one of Stockholm and another one on Gothenburg in 1884, containing 20 plates

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        [Great sickle-billed Bird of Paradise, Plume bird or Great promerops] Epimachus speciosus

      [London: 1873]. Lithograph by J. Smit after Joseph Wolf, hand-coloured by J.D. White, heightened with gum arabic. (1 1/2 inch repaired tear to left margin). 23 3/4 x 18 1/4 inches. A magnificent image of the largest and most remarkable of the thin-billed Birds of Paradise, painted by Joseph Wolf, who was 'without exception, the best all-round animal artist who ever lived' (Sir Edwin Landseer). From Elliot's great work on the 'Birds of Paradise', which includes some of the most highly praised bird illustrations ever produced. Ornithological illustration reached its height 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 amongst 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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