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        THE GILDED AGE: A TALE OF TO-DAY (with all 1st issue points)

      Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1873. First edition. Near Fine. Rare copy with all first issue points as per BAL 3357. Collation: [1]-xvi, 17-[576]; rebound in a conservation binding with new front and rear end pages. No publisher's advertisements in this copy. Issue points include: integral title page, dated 1873 including White's name in the list of artists and with electrotyper's imprint on the verso; use of "Eschol Sellers" on pgs. [vii], 27, 247 and 355; final illustration numbered 211 on pg. xvi; "Hallelujah" without a comma on pg. 246; period after "Dr. Jackson" on pg. 280; repeating lines on pgs. 351-352 and 352-353; and lacking illustration on pg. 403. Additional repeating lines found on pgs. 140-141, not noted in BAL. Overall a Near Fine copy with the original folding map still attached, although with a minor crack along one fold. Laid in is a short quote from the book from famous actor, John T. Raymond, who performed as Col. Mulberry Sellers in a theater adaptation of The Gilded Age, "'There's Millions in it' | John T. Raymond | Oct 18/18179." Twain's first attempt at writing a novel, and his only novel written in collaboration. An important work in Twain's canon and rarely offered with all first issue points. Additional photos available upon request. Near Fine.

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        NEWMARKET & ARABIA An Examination of the Descent of Racers and Coursers

      Henry S. King & Co., London 1873 - Some rubbing to extremities, especially top and bottom spine. Some foxing to first blank page. Front hinge weakening; INSCRIBED by the author to page facing first blank. Extremely scarce. Contemporary maroon boards with gilt lettering and gilt decoration of horse head. Numerous heraldic fold-outs at rear, all in near fine condition ; 8vo; 211 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London: Henry S. King & Co., 1873.. Three volumes. Original red cloth, decorated in black. Shaken, cloth a bit worn and soiled; some cracking of inner hinges; possible traces of labels removed from front covers, a couple small patches of erosion along upper joint of volume 3, still a good, sound set/ First edition of this novel, dedicated "To Frederick Locker, Poet and Friend of Poets." A presentation copy, inscribed by the author's wife on the front free endsheet of volume one: "To James Allwright from Frances Collins. Knowl Hill, February 1873," and with similar inscriptions in volumes two and three. With the recipient's signature ("Allwright") in the first and second volumes. Wolff writes: "Rather raffish in his younger days and with an inflated self- esteem, given to classical puns and irritating mannerisms, Collins had genuine talent. He infuriated his enemies and inspired great affection in his friends. He deeply loved both his first wife and his second, Frances Cotton, who collaborated with him on his later books, but who allowed her name to appear with his only after he had died untimely, leaving her in difficult financial circumstances. Collins' books are exceptionally hard to find ... Several times I have ordered and missed titles I needed. Collins emerges as an interesting second-rater, a figure of pathetic jauntiness...." The Wolff collection includes a copy Collins' rare suppressed novel, SWEET ANNE PAGE (3 vols., 1868) that also was presented to Allwright. WOLFF 1336. SADLEIR 580.

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        Nihon Sanbutsushi [trans.: Government Survey of the Natural Resources of Japan]

      Very numerous full-page woodcuts. Five parts in 11 vols. [complete]. Large 8vo, orig. wrappers, orig. block printed title labels on upper covers, stitched as issued oriental style (newly threaded). [Tokyo]: Monbusho [Ministry of Education], 1873-77. First edition of this massive survey of the natural resources of Japan. Ito (1803-1901), Japanese physician and biologist who studied Western science under Franz von Siebold during the 1820s, became a professor at the University of Tokyo. He was a leader in public health projects and science policy from the beginning of the Meiji period through the rest of his career. He established a method of vaccination for use in Japan which many consider his greatest achievement as a medical doctor. The present work is a government-sponsored review of the natural resources of Japan. It is the first great survey of the country after the establishment of the Meiji era in 1868. Ito reviews the mineral, agricultural, and fishery resources of many of the Japanese islands in enormous detail. Each area, known for its own individual natural products, is fully described with details regarding production, industrial and artisanal uses, etc. The survey was never completed but this set is complete with all the published parts. The woodcuts are here in particularly fine and sharp impressions, richly inked. Most of the woodcuts are titled with Japanese characters and their western names in Roman type. Fine set. Complete sets are very rare as the five parts were each individually issued; it is difficult to assemble a complete set. .

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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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        Lahore to Yarkand

      L Reeve, 1873. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 1873. First Edition. 370 pages. No dust jacket. Plum cloth with gilt. Ex library with label to front pastedown, stamps to prelims and final page and also to each of the plates (on margins). Text is generally clean, with slight foxing in places. Fold out map in good condition with no tears. There are unopened pages in the appendix. Hinges have tape repairs. Cloth darkened on spine and edges, blind library stamp to rear. 1" split at head of rear joint, mild bumps to extremities and slight fraying at the head of the backstrip. Library number on spine. A few flaws due to library use but still a decent copy in original publisher's cloth.

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        Nouvelles Oeuvres Choisies De Mgr. Dupanloup. I. Oeuvres Oratoires / II. Défense de la Religion / III. Controverse sur L'Éducation des Filles / IV. Défense de Rome et du Saint-Siége / V. Oeuvres Pastorale / VI. Oeuvres Pastorale / VII. Oeuvres Pastorale

      Paris, E.Plon et Cie. / et chez Charles Douniol, 1873.: Rare Books. 8°.. Édition Originale. Demi-chagrin. Tres bon etat.

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        A history of the birds of New Zealand.

      London: John Van Voorst, 1873. - Large quarto,384 pp.,tinted lithograph frontispiece, 35 handcoloured plates by Keulemans. Early twentieth century English black half calf and green cloth , raised bands with gilt titles and decorative gilt birds between the bands, a few spots otherwise a handsome copy. First edition, limited to 500 copies. Walter Buller, the son of a missionary, was born in New Zealand in 1838. He trained as a solicitor and showed himself to be extremely capable, amassing a considerable fortune. Towards the end of his life much of his time was spent in England where he died in 1905. His contribution to New Zealand ornithology is immense and his books are an evocative account of the destruction of an important and distinctive avifauna. A History of the Birds of New Zealand, in either edition, is one of the best, and most underrated, of all nineteenth-century colourplate bird books. Anker p. 85; Bagnall 755; Fine bird books (1990) p. 85; Mengel 428; Nissen IVB 163; Nissen SVB 83; Wood p. 269; Zimmer p. 115. See also Ross Galbreath, Walter Buller: the reluctant conservationist. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage d'exploration en Indo-Chine effectué pendant les années 1866, 1867, et 1868 par une Commission Française présidée par M. le Capitaine de Frégate Doudart de Lagrée

      Paris: Librarie Hachette, 1873. 4 volumes in three (text: 2 vols., large 4to [12 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches]; atlas: 2 volumes in one, folio [20 1/8 x 15 1/2 inches]). Text: titles in red and black, half-titles. Portrait frontispiece, 1 plate of medals, 12 maps and charts (5 coloured, 5 tinted), numerous illustrations (39 full-page); atlas: 12 maps, (2 double- page); 9 plans (2 double-page); 1 tinted lithographic aerial view; 48 plates on 40 sheets (6 double page, 2 engraved, 10 hand-coloured lithographs, 1 chromolithograph, 27 tinted lithographs). Expertly bound to style (the text:) in crimson morocco-backed original pebble-grained cloth, [the atlas:] in crimson half morocco over original pebble-grained crimson cloth-covered boards, the spines of all three volumes gilt in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt in the second and fourth compartments, the others with repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, the atlas with t.e.g. Rare complete set of the first edition of the official printed record of the most important 19th-century exploratory expedition into Indochina. This first edition was limited to 800 copies. The maps are after Garnier himself, whilst the views are taken from sketches by the expedition artist Louis Delaporte. These views, in conjunction with the fine illustrations in the text volumes, form a valuable and remarkably wide-ranging visual record of Indochina as a whole, with the depictions of the ancient capital of Laos at Viet Chan and Angkor in Cambodia being particularly impressive. Garnier was part of the French expedition under Captain Ernest Doudard de Lagrée which set out from Saigon in 1866 to explore the valley of the Mekong River in the hopes of finding a navigable route into south-western China. Garnier took command of the mission when de Lagrée died and he safely led the expedition to the Chinese coast via the Yangtze River. The expedition traversed almost 5,400 miles travelling through Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, mapping over 3,600 miles of terrain previously unknown to Europeans, and becoming the first westerners to enter Yunnan by a southern route. Subsequently, Garnier returned to France a hero, fought in the Franco- Prussian war, and finished the present account of the expedition before eventually returning to Indo-China to establish a colony in Tonkin. Cordier Sinica 329; Cordier Indosinica 1012.

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        Instituciones de Derecho Civil Venezolano, 4 volumes in 2 Books.

      1873 - Sanojo, Luis [1819-1878]. Instituciones de Derecho Civil Venezolano. Caracas: Imprinta Nacional, 1873. Four volumes in two books. Octavo (9" x 6"). Original publisher wrappers bound into recent cloth, printed paper title labels to spines, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Small inkstamps to title pages. * Only edition. This is a comprehensive treatise on the jurisprudence and practice of Venezuelan civil law as it stood during the presidency of Antonio Guzman Blanco (1870-1877, again in 1879-1884 and 1886-1887). At that time the civil law was governed by the code of 1870, which was revised in 1896. OCLC locates 10 copies in North America, 4 in law libraries (Harvard, SMU, UC-Berkeley, UT-Austin). Clagett, A Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Venezuela 18. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Washington. [1873-1874].. Fifty mounted stereo photographic cards, each card measuring 4 x 7 inches. Card 47 creased vertically down the center, not affecting images; small chip in one photo on card 49. Overall the images are bright and clean, and in near fine condition. Each card in a mylar sleeve, within the original cloth box. All in a half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. A fine series of stereoscopic views from Lieut. George Wheeler's 1871-74 expedition in the West, one of the first systematic surveys of the north rim of the Grand Canyon. The expedition was a large-scale government topographical and geological survey of the region west of the 100th meridian, including Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Idaho. These photographs, taken by the expedition photographer, Timothy O'Sullivan, and his interim replacement, William Bell, are numbered 1 to 50 on the rear of the mounts, which also bear captions identifying the scenes. The series begins with an image of the starting point for O'Sullivan's photographic work on the expedition, aboard small boats about to ascend the Colorado from Camp Mohave, Arizona, and continues more or less chronologically. The photographic crew set their own pace, on a boat named Picture. Included here are photographs of the Grand Canyon, New Mexico pueblos, Zuni villages, Navahos, Apaches, and many beautiful landscapes, by these two major American photographers of the West. In 1872, O'Sullivan left the Wheeler survey to work for Clarence King's 40th Parallel Exploration; but he returned in 1873 to accompany Wheeler in Arizona, New Mexico, the Sierra Blanca Mountains, and Canyon de Chelly. During O'Sullivan's absence, a British-born photographer named William Bell served as his replacement. Late in 1873, O'Sullivan did his last work in the West, photographing Shoshone Falls on the Snake River (in southern Idaho). The last seventeen views here, though dated 1874, must be from 1873, since O'Sullivan had by then apparently returned east. This is a complete series of fifty stereoscopic views issued to display and promote the government sponsored topographical survey of the West. Such complete series are seldom met with these days. A list of the photographs here follows: 1) "The start from Camp Mojave, Arizona. September 15, 1871." O'Sullivan. 2) "View across Black Cañon. The grand walls in perspective." O'Sullivan. 3) "View down Black Cañon from Mirror Bay. The walls repeated by reflection." O'Sullivan. 4) "Grotto Spring. Grand Cañon. Colorado River." O'Sullivan. 5) "Types of Mohave Indians." O'Sullivan. 6) "View of Grand Cañon Walls, near mouth of Diamond River." O'Sullivan. 7) "Mountain transportation. Pack mule, Pack and Packers." O'Sullivan. 8) "The Cañon of Kanab Creek, near its junction with the Grand Cañon of the Colorado." Bell. 9) "'The Bath,' a dripping spring in Kanab Cañon." Bell. 10) "The mouth of Kanab Creek." Bell. 11) "Mouth of the Paria, Colorado River, walls 2,100 feet in height." Bell. 12) "View in the Grand Cañon of the Colorado River." Bell. 13) "Marble Cañon, one of the gorges of the Colorado, here 1,200 feet deep." Bell. 14) "The northern wall of the Grand Cañon of the Colorado." Bell. 15) "The 'Vermillion Cliff,' a typical plateau edge, as seen from Jacobs Pool, Arizona." Bell. 16) "The Indian Pueblo of Zuni, New Mexico; view from the interior." O'Sullivan. 17) "Zuni Indian Girl, with water olla." O'Sullivan. 18) "Gardens surrounding the Indian Pueblo of Zuni, in which are raised a variety of vegetables, such as pepper, onion, garlic, &c." O'Sullivan. 19) "Group of Zuni Indian 'Braves,' at their Pueblo, N.M." O'Sullivan. 20) "War Chief of the Zuni Indians." O'Sullivan. 21) "Ruins in Cañon de Chelle, New Mexico." O'Sullivan. 22) "Circle Wall, Cañon de Chelle." O'Sullivan. 23) "Explorers Column, Cañon de Chelle, New Mexico." O'Sullivan. 24) "Central portion of Cañon de Chelle, New Mexico." O'Sullivan. 25) "Camp Beauty, Cañon de Chelle." O'Sullivan. 26) "Aboriginal life among the Navajo Indians, Cañon de Chelle, New Mexico." O'Sullivan. 27) "Navajo Indian Squaw and Child." O'Sullivan. 28) "Navajo boys and squaw in front of the quarters at old Fort Defiance, New Mexico." O'Sullivan. 29) "Navajo Brave and his mother." 30) "Apache Lake, Summit of Sierra Blanca Mountains." O'Sullivan. 31) "Coyotero Apache Scouts. Arizona." O'Sullivan. 32) "Cooley's Ranch, 10 miles east of Camp Apache, Arizona." O'Sullivan. 33) "Apache Indians, as they appear ready for the war-path." O'Sullivan. 34) "Roman Catholic Church, Plaza of Guadaloupe, Guadaloupe Co., Colorado." O'Sullivan. 35) "Beaver Lake, Conejos Cañon, Colorado, 9,000 feet above sea-level, and 80 miles from mouth of Cañon." 36) "Cañon, Valley of the Conejos River, looking south from vicinity of 'Lost Lakes.'" O'Sullivan. 37) "Lost Lakes, head of Conejos Cañon, Colorado." O'Sullivan. 38) "One of the group of Pagosa Hot Springs." O'Sullivan. 39) "Pah-ge, a Ute Squaw, of the Kah-poh-teh band, Northern New Mexico." O'Sullivan. 40) "Ute Braves, of the Kah-poh-teh band, Northern New Mexico, in 'full dress.'" O'Sullivan. 41) "Jicarilla Apache Brave and Squaw, lately wedded. Abiquiu Agency, New Mexico." O'Sullivan. 42) "Shee-zah-nan-tan, Jicarilla Apache Brave in characteristic costume, Northern New Mexico." O'Sullivan. 43) "Characteristic ruin of the Pueblo San Juan, New Mexico." O'Sullivan. 44) "Lagunas Caballo, or Horse Lakes, 14 miles, N.W. from Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico." O'Sullivan. 45) "Alpine Lake, in the Cerro Blanco Mountains, Colorado." O'Sullivan. 46) "Baldy Peak, Cerro Blanco Mountains, Colorado." O'Sullivan. 47) "Alpine lakes, and mountain scenery, in the Cerro Blanco Mountains, Colorado." O'Sullivan. 48) "Shoshone Falls, Snake River, Idaho." O'Sullivan. 49) "Shoshone Falls, Snake River, Idaho, looking through the timber, and showing the main fall; and upper or 'Lace Falls.'" O'Sullivan. 50) "Shoshone Falls, Snake River, Idaho. Gorge and natural bridge, in the fore- ground." O'Sullivan. William Kittredge, "We Are What We See: Photography and the Wheeler Survey Party" in PERPETUAL MIRAGE. PHOTOGRAPHIC NARRATIVES OF THE DESERT WEST (New York, 1996), pp.63-67. GEORGE M. WHEELER'S PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY OF THE AMERICAN WEST, 1871-1873 (New York: Dover Publications, 1983).

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        Oeuvres de Moliere. Nouvelle Edition Revue sur les plus Anciennes Impressions et Augmentee des Variantes, Notices, Notes, Lexique des Mots et Locutions Remarquables, d'un Portrait, de Fac-simile, etc. par Eugene Despois. Vols 1-14 (complete)

      Paris: Hachette 1873. (Les Grands Ecrivains de la France), 1873-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 13 volumes + Atlas (14 total). Portraits, plates. 23 cm + Album 27cm. Rebound in fine modern cloth. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Contents: t. 1. PreÌ?face de l'eÌ?dition de 1682. PremieÌ?res farces attribueÌ?es aÌ? MolieÌ?re. L'eÌ?tourdi ou Les contre-temps, comeÌ?die. Appendice aÌ? L'eÌ?tourdi: L'inavvertito, comedia di NicoloÌ? Barbieri detto Beltrame. DeÌ?pit amoureux, comeÌ?die. Appendice.--t. 2. Les preÌ?cieuses ridicules, comeÌ?die. Sganarelle ou Le cocu imaginaire, comeÌ?die. Dom Garcie de Navarre ou Le prince jaloux, comeÌ?die. L'eÌ?cole des maris, comeÌ?die.--t. 3. Les facheux, comeÌ?die. L'eÌ?cole des femmes, comeÌ?die. L'impromptu de Versailles, comeÌ?die.--t. 4. Le mariage forceÌ?, comeÌ?die. Les plaisirs de l'iÌ?le enchanteÌ?e, La princesse d'Elide. Le TArtuffe ou L'imposteur, comeÌ?die.--t. 5. Dom Juan ou Le festin de Pierre, comeÌ?die. L'amour meÌ?decin, comeÌ?die. Le misanthrope, comeÌ?die. T. 6. Le meÌ?decin malgreÌ? lui, comeÌ?die. MeÌ?licerte, comeÌ?die pastorale heÌ?roourceaugnac, comeÌ?die-ballehique. Pastorale comique. Le Sicilien ou L'amour pientre, comeÌ?die. Amphitryon, comeÌ?die. George Dandin ou Le mari confondu.--t. 7. L'avare, comeÌ?die. Monsieur de Pourceaugnac, comeÌ?die-ballet. Les amants magnifiques, comeÌ?die.--t. 8. Le bourgeois gentilhomme, comeÌ?die-ballet. PsycheÌ?, trageÌ?dieballet. Les fourberies de Scapin, comeÌ?die. La comtesse d'Escarbagnas, comeÌ?die.--t. 9. Les femmes savantes, comeÌ?die. Le malade imaginaire, comeÌ?die meÌ?leÌ?e de musique et de danses. La gloire du doÌ?me du Val-de-GraÌ?ce, poeÌ?me sur la peinture de Mignard. PoeÌ?sies diverses.--t. 10. Notice biographique sur MolieÌ?re [par P. Mesnard]--t. 11. Notice bibliographique, additions et corrections, par A. Desfeuilles.--t. 12-13. Lexique de la langue de MolieÌ?re ... par A. et P. Desfeuilles.--[t. 14] Album. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

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      In-4gr., bella leg. in mz.marocchino marrone, coeva, con fregi a giglio e titoli impressi in oro sul dorso, a quattro nervi, piatti in tela; pp.(4)-V-(1)-343-(1), pp.(4)-327-(1)-III-(1), pp.(6)-303-(1); pp.(6)-308; 64 stupende tavv. litografate da Lemercier, su dis. di Antoine Germain Bevalet, tutte finemente acquarellate a mano all'epoca. Ottimo assai raro esemplare. Casey Wood p.476. Fine Bird Books (ediz.ital.) p.126. Nissen IVB, 659. Ronsil, 2104. Zimmer II, pp.448-449.Una delle piu' famose ed esaustive monografie sui Colibri', l'opera e' completa, ma per quanto riguarda le tavole venne pubblicato nel 1879 un "Supplement", costituito di pp.2 e da 56 (o57) tavv., qui non presente. Dal punto di vista iconografico, se si esludono i lavori

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        The Birds of Britain - Phasianus Colchicus (Common Pheasant) Plate

      John Gould, London 1873 - 'Common Pheasant' plate from Gould's 'Birds of Britain'. 545mm x 365mm in size. Very minor soiling, generally quite clean and bright [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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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        MODERN PAINTERS (Five Vols). A New Edition.

      London Smith Elder and Co 1873 - Publisher's original stamped green cloth with gilt titles in decorative borders to spines. All edges uncut. In a limited edition of 1,000 copies, signed by Ruskin to the preface. Each volume with the armorial bookplate of Thomas Hodgkin. Spines darkened and worn in places to head, tail and edges. Some spotting to preliminaries. Overall a good set. pp. lxiii, 423; xvi, 224; xix, 348; xii, 411; xvi, 384. Plates as called for. [Attributes: 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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      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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        Colton's General Atlas Containing One Hundred and Eighty Steel Plate Maps and Plans, on 119 Imperial Folio Sheets

      G.W. & B. Colton & Co. New York: G.W. & B. Colton & Co.. 1873. Large folio. Complete as issued with all 134 plates present. Publisher's half calf and cloth gilt. Ex-library copy with spine letters, bookplate, ownership stamp, and pocket. Wear and tear at the extremities, a good copy, slight age-toning in the margins, but otherwise the maps are clean and unmarked. .

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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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        ORIGINAL pen illustration, picturing man in a carriage, captioned "My Uncle Pumblechook"

      n.p n.d n.p, n.d. 14 x 9 inches. Signed ("Gordon Ross"), lower right. Unframed, on paper, laid down on board . 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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        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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