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        Historical sketches of Plymouth, Luzerne Co., Penna. With twenty-five photographs of some of the early settlers and present residents of the town of Plymouth; old landmarks; family residences; and places of special note.

      T. B. Peterson and Brothers, Philadelphia, PA 1873 - Americana; Pennslyvania; photography; 419 pages; 19.6cm; original blind stamped cloth binding, rebacked by Corey; original spine laid on; gilt decoration; corners bumped; edges rubbed; illustrations listed pages 23-4; owner marks. Alumnus of Dickinson College and member (D) of the U. S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Étude sur les races indigènes de l'Australie.Paris, A. Hennuyer, 1872. 8vo. Contemporary blue half cloth.

      C.S.W., "Review of Étude sur les races indigenes de l'Australie by Paul Topinard", in: Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, 2 (1873), pp. 307-309; Ferguson 17214. Interesting study on the indigenous races of Australia, written by the physician and anthropologist Paul Topinard (1830-1911). It was presented on 15 February 1872 to the Société d'anthropologie , in the name of the Commission permanente pour l'Océanie . ''This elaborate memoir will be read with great pleasure by all who take an interest in the aborigines of Australia. The most important [of Topinard's conclusions] concern the typical differences presented by a comparison of the aborigines among themselves, and those which relate to their connection with other races'' (C.S.W.).Front board and title-page slightly damaged by removal of indications of a former owner, but otherwise in good condition, with a small stain on title-page, board edges slightly worn. Important study of the aborigines of Australia.

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        Lacerdas Journey to Cazembe in 1798

      First (only) edition. 8vo. Unbound, title page detached, incomplete, review of the work pasted on verso of title page, an autograph ms slip loosely inserted, with a modern morocco drop back box, gilt. [1]-56, 71-2, 87-8, 103-4pp. London, John Murray for the Royal Geographic Society,

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        Narrative of the Mission to Russia, in 1866. From the journal and notes by J. F. Loubat. Edited by J. D. Champlin.

      Appleton New York 1873 - First Edition. Quarto (24.5 x 17.5cm), pp. [x], [9]-444, with 1 steel engraved plate and 12 steel engraved portraits; wide-margin copy. Red morocco by Matthews (sign.) with gilt rules and small fleuron cornerpieces, spine richly gilt in six compartments, title lettered direct, gilt-stamped dentelles, all edges gilt, slipcase; slipcase edges slightly rubbed. First edition of the official U.S. embassy's mission to Russia under Gustavus Fox in a handsome morocco binding. Gustavus Fox, in effect chief of US naval operations, has been described as "the man most responsible for the U.S Navy's performance in the Civil War" (Hoogenboom). Following its conclusion under the title of Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Fox led a mission to Russia, ostensibly to thank Russian for its support of the Union by sending naval squadrons to New York and San Francisco, but specifically to congratulate Alexander II on his escape from an assassination attempt on April 16 1866. Fox sailed on a new American ironclad monitor, the USS Miantonomoh; it was the first and last time that a ship of this kind would navigate the high seas. Arriving at the Kronstadt port near St. Petersburg in August 1866, the Fox entourage created a great sensation and met with grand receptions, marking a high point in Russian-American friendship. Though the mission was successful, the Americans failed to sell the Miantonomoh to the Russians, one of the intentions of the trip (Saul). The mission was recorded by Fox's secretary Loubat, who went on to publish The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876 (1878). Norman E. Saul, Historical Dictionary of United States-Russian/Soviet Relation, page 141; Ari Hoogenboom, Gustavus Vasa Fox of the Union Navy: A Biography, Preface. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Old Times in West Tennessee. Reminiscences Semi-Historic of Pioneer Life and the Rarly Emigrant Settlers in the Big Hatchie Country. By a Descendant of One of the First Settlers

      Memphis, Tenn: W.G. Cheney, Printer and Publisher, 1873. First Edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Original green cloth, head and tail of spine with minor loss, else a very nice copy. First Edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Howes W-472 "aa"; Graff 4684; Six-Guns 2405 "Devotes several pages to the early history of the Murrell gang"

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        A Monograph of the British Annelids COMPLETE with A Monograph of British Marine Annelids, All 4 volumes bound as 9

      London: The Ray Society, 1873 Nine volumes, hardbacks, published 1873-1923, each measuring 280mm x 375mm tall (11" x 14.75" approx.). All volumes complete, with a total of 138 plates, many in colour. Some ink staining to the lower, mainly blank, margins of five or six plates and associated leaves in Part 2, otherwise almost fine, in bindings of quarter black cloth/grey boards/gilt spine titles & black-printed paper title labels to front boards. Withdrawn and sold from the holdings of Keele University, with minimal lib markings. An extremely heavy set, so prior enquiry as to the cheapest delivery or collection options is recommended.. First Editions. Quarter Cloth & Boards. Very Good. Folio.

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        Les Marguerites de la Marguerite des princesses. -

      Librairie des Bibliophiles 1873 -, Paris - 4 volumes. In-8 Tome 1: XCIX + 160 pp. Tome 2: 259 pp. Tome 3: 251 pp. Tome 4: 315 pp. Reliure demi-maroquin marron à coins. Dos à nerfs avec titre doré, date au talon. Tête dorée. Reliure signée ALLO. Intérieur très propre. Illustré d'un portrait frontispice de Marguerite de Navarre sur tome 1, lettrine, bandeaux et culs-de-lampe. Très bel ensemble. TIRAGE LIMITE. Celui-ci un des 120 exemplaires numérotés sur papier Vergé. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Über progressive Muskelatrophie, über wahre und falsche Muskelhypertrophie.

      Berlin, Verlag August von Hirschwald, 1873, 8, X, 383 pp., 11 lith. Taf., Pappband im Stil der Zeit mit altem Rüchenschild Text sauber, die Tafeln etwas fleckig. Nikolaus Friedreich (1825-1882) "had been both a pathologist and an internist at the University of Würzburg where he briefly succeeded Rudolph Virchow as professor of pathology after the latter had become Professor of Pathology at the Charité in Berlin. Friedreich was academic head of the department of internal medicine at Heidelberg University for 23 years, commencing at the age of 32 years. He was both a neurologist and cardiologist. Neurology, at that time, was not a separate specialty, but either part of psychiatry or internal medicine. He extensively wrote on hereditary spinocerebellar degeneration and ataxia, but also on PMA and true and spurious muscle hypertrophy. He suggested that PMA was not of spinal origin but represented a primary muscle disease, any lesions in spinal cord being secondary to ascending inflammation N. Friedreich, Über progressive Muskelatrophie, über wahre und falsche Muskelhypertrophie, Hirschwald RM, Berlin (1873) and R. Virchow, Zur Erinnerung an Nikolaus Friedreich, Arch Pathol Anat 90 (1882), pp. 213-220. Such an opinion was understandable because sectioning of peripheral nerves, already known at that time, not only produces Wallerian degeneration, but also retrograde reaction in respective neuronal perikarya. Friedreich's view indicated that PMA was not at first considered to be of spinal origin, but in certain patients may primarily develop in the skeletal muscle. Of course, Meryon had already studied postmortem tissues of his patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and firmly stated the primary lesion being in the muscle while '[.] in the spinal cord and nerves connected within [.] not the slightest trace of disease was detected'. In order to further corroborate primary pathology in PMA less required biopsy studies but rather full autopsies allowing histological examination of the spinal cord, the spinal roots and the peripheral nerves. As a further step in elucidating PMA, not only a condition independent of spinal cord injury or neural origin, but also several such forms were proposed." Hans H. Goebe, The Eighth Meryon Society Lecture read at Worcester College, Oxford on 2 July, 2004. Neuromuscular Disorders, Volume 14, Issue 12, December 2004, pp.822-828

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        Miss or Mrs. and Other Stories in Outline.

      Richard Bentley, London., 1873. First edition. Octavo. pp viii, 325, [1] adverts. Mid-Twentieth Century binding by Rivière of three-quarter red morocco with raised bands, gilt decorated spines, gilt rules, cloth sides. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. With the burgundy leather ex libris Beeleigh Abbey bookplate of W.A. Foyle on the front pastedown of each volume. The original cloth spine and cloth sides have been mounted on blanks at the rear. The story of an emancipated girl of fifteen was considered somewhat shocking when it first appeared as "Miss or Mrs? a Christmas Story in Twelve Scenes" in the Christmas number of The Graphic in 1871.Very near fine.

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        Die Walkure of Richard Wagner. Rendered into English.

      Privately Printed, 1873. 61pp. William Morris's personal copy of Richard Wagner's Die Walkurie, translated by Alfred W. Forman (the first English-language edition). Privately printed 1873. Presented to William Morris by Harry Buxton Forman, the translator's brother, ink inscription being on the front free endpaper. Morris wrote to Forman thanking him for the book (Collected Letters of William Morris, Vol 1, No. 216). Condition: Generally Very Good but with dust soiling and shelfwear to covers. **** Henry Buxton Forman (1842-1917) was one-half of the most notorious British book forging partnerships in modern times, with Thomas J. Wise. The relationship between Harry Buxton Forman and William Morris is a fascinating yet convoluted tale. Forman was a career bureaucrat with the Royal Mail, rising from a lowly clerk to being responsible for negotiating international agreements on packet service across international postal borders. He is also described as a failed poet, an obsessive collector of books and bibliographic detail, which he parlayed into a second career as a contributor of literary criticism and editorial incisiveness upon some of the big-name authors of the day such as John Keats and Percey Shelley. His articles for Tinsley's Magazine, entitled "Our Living Poets" brought him to the notice of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and others of the Pre-Raphaelite circle whom he had written about. Forman did have a legitimate working relationship with Morris, as described by biographer John Collins in his book, The Two Forgers (1992): "William Morris was clearly a specialty, as Swineburne was of Wise. Forman had been on nodding, if not intimate terms with William Morris for some twenty-five years: he was known as a keen and punctilious collector of his works and as a useful literary type who could safely be entrusted with a set of proofs to read. He certainly admired Morris greatly, so it was in the natural course of things that he would write the standard bibliography and forge the productions of his hero." (p. 132) It is estimated that up to ten percent of the pamphlets and other shorter works listed in The Books of William Morris, edited by H. Buxton Forman (1897) were, in fact, forged or pirated, which the book then "authenticated". **** It is unlikely however, that William Morris ever actually read this book gifted to him by Forman. Kelvin records his actual thank you letter for the book in 1873 (as No. 216 in Collected Letters of William Morris, Vol. I) which reads in part: "nor am I much interested in anything Wagner does - his theories on musical matters seem to me as an artist and non-musical man perfectly abhominable (sic): besides I look upon it as nothing short of desecration to bring such a tremendous and world-wide subject under the gaslights of the opera: a most rococo and degraded of all forms of art. I wish to see Wagner uprooted" ( Letters, Vol. I, p. 205). Adding final injury to insult, it is suggested by John Collins that the translator of this work, Alfred Forman (Harry's elder brother) may have participated in his brother's frauds, as he was engaged in the paper trade for twelve years and supplied all the stock for Harry's legitimate and presumably illegitimate publications. A twisted tale perhaps worthy of an opera. . Signed by translator's brother. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good-.

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        Portugal Antigo e Moderno: Diccionario Geographico, Estatístico, Chorographico, Heraldico, Historico, Biographico e Etymologico de todas as Cidades, Villas e Freguezias de Portugal e de grande numero de Aldeias. Se estas são notaveis, por serem patria d'homens célebres, por batalhas ou outros factos importantes que n'ellas tiveram logar, por serem solares de familias nobres, ou por monumentos de qualquer natureza, alli existentes.

      Livraria Editora de Mattos Moreira & Companhia 1873 - 1873. Livraria de Mattos Moreira & Companhia. Lisboa. 12 volumes. In-8º 19cm.Enc. 1ª edição. Obra completa em 12 volumes publicados entre 1873 e 1890. Obra fundamental para o estudo geográfico, estatístico, corográfico, heráldico, arqueológico, histórico, biográfico e etimológico de todas as cidades, vilas e freguesias de Portugal. Os 12 volumes estão encadernados em inteiras de pele, em bom estado. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Manuscript, signed, fair copy, of the lyrics to "Silver Threads among the Gold"

      N.p., 1873. 4 stanzas of six lines each, one page written in ink sheet of blank stationery. 4to. Fine. 4 stanzas of six lines each, one page written in ink sheet of blank stationery. 4to. Rexford's "Silver Threads among the Gold", with music by H.P. Danks, was first published in 1873; it has been a perennial favorite ever since, and has been covered by John McCormack, Bing Crosby, Jo Stafford - and is still a staple of barbarshop quartets.

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        Album with Outstanding Pen-and-Ink Artwork Worked Around Albumen Prints of Artworks

      1873. Full Morocco. Very Good Plus. 4to. 25 by 21 cm. 41 leaves of heavy card, with content entirely on rectos. Of these, 28 have have finished pen-and-ink work. Generally the original artwork is intended to carry forward the theme of the print, or complement it in some way. Some of this original artwork is a highly developed pictorial image which dominates the page, while in other instances it is more a servant to the print, or meant merely to be ornamental, as when the penwork is directed to framing the print, with the ornamentation very precise but not having any particular pertinence to the print image per se. The albumen prints are themselves unexciting reproductions of artwork -- paintings and sculpture -- as was the common form of such reproduction at the time, and the ancestor of today's museum postcards. It is the additional artwork, by Miss Dickinson, which brings the album alive. Especially appealing are her drawings of foxhunting scenes, above and below the albumen print of a fox painting, her scene of the Nile, above a print of a bedouin and camel, her drawings of three seraphs to frame the print of a painting of a pretty boy, her drawing of a small catastrophe with a toppled farm cart, her other bucolic landscapes, which include ruins, church steeples and the like, her raging snake to enhance the painting of an exotic woman, her Venetian atmospheric drawing. But one should not short shrift the appeal of the more purely ornamental drawings of frames, some of which are quite clever and all of which are intricate in their detailing. Light wear to the red morocco.

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

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

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        Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas

      London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Low & Searle,, 1873. Translated from the French. Octavo (203 x 134 mm). Period style green half straight grain morocco, burgundy morocco label, centre tool to spine gilt, raised bands, marbled boards, plain brown endpapers. With 112 illustrations. An excellent copy. First English edition. This printing is the first English language issue of one of the nineteenth century's best loved and most renowned adventure stories in all literature, preceding the US edition which was published in the same year.

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        A Treatise on Apoplexy, Cerebral Hemorhage, Cerebral Embolism, Cerebral Gout, Cerebral Rheumatism, and Epedmic Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis.

      New York Wm. Wood & Co., 1873, 8, XIX, (1), 395, (1) pp., feiner Halbledereinband mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung. Rare First Edition!"MORE THAN A HUNDRED YEARS AGO, John Lidell (-1883) observed that "red softening commences after 24-48 hours, dating from the apoplectiform attack" of cerebral embolism. While his pathological descriptions are arguably ambiguous, Lidell's observations surely are among the earliest descriptions of hemorrhagic infarct (HI). Our clinical-pathological concepts of His then lay relatively dormant until 1951, when Fisher and Adams emphasized the association of HI and embolism and proposed their well-known hypothesis about the mechanism of hemorrhagic transformation. HI remained an autopsy diagnosis until computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) permitted diagnosis during life. Recent studies, including two in this issue of STROKE, have refined our clinical concepts of HI. Treatment of acute stroke patients with thrombolytic agents and anticoagulants, both having secondary brain hemorrhage as their most feared complication, has rekindled interest in the occurrence and mechanisms of hemorrhagic infarction.,,",Robert G. Hart & J. Donald Easton, Hemorrhagic Infarcts M. Stroke, 17 (1986): pp.586-589"During the latter part of the nineteenth century, interest turned to the nature and causes of brain hemorrhage. In 1873, Lidell, a surgeon and anatomist, included a section on cerebral hemorrhage in his treatise on brain diseases. Lidell's description of the main gross pathological features of brain hematomas is applicable even today. Size of the clot varies from that of a hemp-seed to that of the fist. If the extravasation occurs in the vicinity of a ventricle, it often breaks through the walls of the latter, and flows therein. Extravasations forming near the surface of the brain not infrequently break through the cortical substance and escape into the subarachnoid space. Usually there is only one hemorrhagic effusion in the whole brain, occasionally several. The most frequent seat of these effusions is the corpus striatum, the thalamus opticus, and the large medullary masses of the cerebral hemispheres less frequently, they occur in the cortical substance of the cerebrum, the cerebellum, and in the pons varioli. It was well known in Lidell's time that spontaneous hematomas usually occurred in the putamen, thalamus, lobar white matter, cerebellum, and pons, and the gross appearance and drainage patterns of these hematomas were described accurately." Louis R. Caplan, Vertebrobasilar Ischemia and Hemorrhage: Clinical Findings, Diagnosis, and Management of Posterior Circulation (2nd. Ed.).

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        True Narrative of the Five Years' Suffering & Perilous Adventures, by Miss Barber, Wife of "Squatting Bear," Celebrated Sioux Chief

      Philadelphia: Barclay & Co.. Good. 1873. First Edition. Softcover. Original green pictorial wrappers housed in a custom, green cloth portfolio with a red morocco label on front. Wrappers have moderate soiling and minor chipping at corners and on spine. String bound, binding is tight. Leaves are uncut and numbered 19-94, 97-108. Illustrated with nine b&w engravings. From the title page: "Miss Barber, a native of Massachusetts, in her religious enthusiasm, resolved to go among the Indians as a missionary, and with that purpose in view married Squatting Bear, at Washington, D. C. After five years of suffering and stirring adventures, this beautiful young lady has just returned East and her narrative is one of deep and entrancing interest. A valuable feature of this work is the Indian Receipts, given by Miss Barber, for the cure of various diseases. They are very efficacious." Howes denotes this work to be "probably as spurious as are the medical remedies contained." Howes B-116. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall .

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        The stones of Venice. With illustrations by the Author. A new edition. ( 3 Volumes. )

      London : Smith Elder and Co ; 15 Waterloo Place. 1873 - 74. - New edition. 3 volumes, V. 1 The foundations - v. 2 The sea-stories - v. 3 The fall. Limited edition of 1500 copies, signed in ink, by John Ruskin at the end of the Preface written for this edition. 8vo. ( 246mm. ) Pp. [5] vi - xxii [1], [1] 2 - 400. Plates XXI, and LXXII text figures ; [5] vi [2], [1] - 394. Plates XX, and XXVIII text figures ; [4], [1] 2 - 362. Plates XII, and V text figures. Top edges gilt. Some of the plates are coloured, Plate VI, in volume 1 shaved. Few plates lightly off-set onto the adjacent text. The text with minor occasional light spotting, otherwise exceptionally clean and bright. Three quarter light tan calf binding by Bayntun of Bath, the spine with five raised bands, the panels with masonic ( ? ) gilt decorations, contrasting title and volume labels of red and green morocco respectively. Marbled endpapers. "The state of the old plates, which the death of my very dear friend Thomas Lupton prevents me from retouching, compels me, in justice to the purchaser, to limit the present edition to 1,500 copies, of which I sign each with my own hand, certifying it as containing the best states of the old plates now procurable" - from the Preface. This is Ruskin's Magnum Opus and this edition is considered by many to be his most renowned work. Overall a near fine copy in a sumptuous Bayntun binding.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. und eh. Postkarte mit U. (jeweils "CVogt").

      Meiringen (Schweiz) und Genf, 1870 und 1873. - Zusammen (1¾+1 =) 2¾ SS. auf 2 Bll. Gr.-8vo und qu.-kl.-8vo. An den Juristen, Naturwissenschaftler und Reiseschriftsteller Hermanus Hartogh Heys van Zouteveen (1841-1893). Der Brief v. 18. Juli 1870 über den eben beginnenden Deutsch-Französischen Krieg und über Petroglyphe mit elefantenähnlichen Kreaturen in Palenque (Mexiko), über die Heys van Zouteveen einen Artikel geschrieben hatte: "[ ] Votre article sur les dessins éléphantoïdes à Palenqué m'interesse beaucoup et je m'empresserai de l'envoyer à M. le Professeur Ecker à Fribourg en Breisgau (Bade) dès que cette stupide querre entre la Prusse et la France le permettra [ ]. Quant à votre article même, une seule chose me frappe. Les trois dessins qui représentent le mieux un proboscidien ne montrent aucune trace de défenses. Il n'est quère présumable que des Africains auraient oublié ces armes formidables [ ]". - Die Karte v. [2. September 1873] über dessen Teilnahme an Sitzungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Wiesbaden: "[.] Sie haben weiter Nichts zu thun, als nach Wiesbaden zu gehen, sich dort bei dem Bureau einzuschreiben und den Beitrag zu zahlen, um dann an Allem Theil zu nehmen [.]". - Carl Vogts vielfältiges Lebenswerk umfaßt Forschungsreisen (Ozean und Mittelmeer 1848, Nordfahrt 1863), Lehrbücher ("Lehrbuch der Geologie und Petrefactenkunde", 1846; "Lehrbuch der praktischen vergleichenden Anatomie", 2 Bde., 1885-94, mit Emile Yung), Übersetzungen ("Robert Chambers Natürliche Schöpfungsgeschichte", 1849; "Anthelme Brillat-Savarins Physiologie des Geschmacks", 1865), zoologische Werke ("Bilder aus dem Thierleben", 1852; "Die Säugethiere in Wort und Bild", 1883) und viele Fachpublikationen. Seine Autobiographie "Aus meinem Leben. Erinnerungen und Rückblicke" (1896) blieb unvollendet. "Neben Jacob Moleschott und Ludwig Büchner gilt Vogt als weltanschaulicher Hauptvertreter des physiologischen Materialismus" (DBE). - Der Brief im ganzen sehr unfrisch, die Karte etwas gebräunt und fleckig.

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        Vignettes: Alpine and Eastern ... In Two Series. Eastern Series.


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        The New Magdalen - A novel.

      Richard Bentley, London., 1873. First edition. Octavo. Two volumes: pp vi, 297; iv, 298, [1] adverts. Mid-Twentieth Century binding by Rivière of three-quarter red morocco with raised bands, gilt decorated spines, gilt rules, cloth sides. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. With the burgundy leather ex libris Beeleigh Abbey bookplate of W.A. Foyle on the front pastedown of each volume. The original cloth spines and cloth sides have been mounted on blanks at the rear. One of the most didactic of Collins's novels it is about a fallen woman who with the help of a not wholly disinterested clergyman tries to put her past behind her. A fine set.

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        Vignettes: Alpine and Eastern . In Two Series. Eastern Series.

      1873 - London, W.M. Thompson, 1873. Folio. Original maroon cloth over bevelled boards by Leighton, Son and Hodge, upper board blocked with design in gilt, lower board blocked in blind, spine lettered in gilt, lemon-yellow endpapers, all edges gilt; pp. [viii, 24, advertisements ]; 12 mounted chromolithographic plates after Walton, printed by M. & N. Hanhart, each with tissue guard; binding with wear and a little faded, front hinge re-inforced, occasional light spotting on card mounts, text a little browned, else very good. First edition, the second series only (the first series was devoted to the Alps and is thus wholly non-Middle-Eastern in subject), devoted to Sinai, the Nile, Baalbek, Constantinople and the Bosphorus and with one view of the Acropolis in Athens. The Birmingham-born artist Elija Walton discovered early on in his career that he had talent for mountain landscape painting. After a sojourn in Switzerland he moved to Egypt (where his wife died), and then on to Syria, Lebanon and Istanbul. After two years abroad he returned for a short period to London, only to work for for five more years abroad. This rare volume is the only published outcome of his love for Middle Eastern scenery and landscape, apart fom a work on The Camel, its Anatomy, Proportions, and Paces, both written and illustrated by Walton. Similar to David Roberts, the artist produced the designs specifically for publication, not to be hand-coloured, but to be printed in superior chromolithography by W. M. Thompson, who distributed prints in his Burlington Gallery in Piccadilly. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Niverni ex typis PAULINI FAY 1873 - - 1873 Sans nom d’Auteur en fin d’ouvrage P. 395, Anonyme probablement Crosnier. - Imprimé par FAYE de Nevers Impressum Niverni ex typis PAULINI FAY, sumptibus et impensis Gymnasii Antiquitatum, cura et opere A. J. CROSNIER .cooperantibus sociis R. de LESPINASSE, M. FOUCHE et C. MORIZOT, absolutum. Anno Domini MDCCCLXXIII. - In-quarto demi maroquin dos à cinq nerfs, titre aux fers dorés. Sans défaut. Non rogné. Ouvrage monté sur onglets. - Garde, 1 f., Premier Plat conservé p. de fx titre, p. de titre couleurs 8 Lithographie pleine page hors texte de T. Barillet et Fay de Nevers XLVI P. dont Préface signée de CROSNIER Président de la Société Nivernaise, avec lettrine aquarellée. 1 f. vierge, 405 pages, 1 f. Second Plat conservé. Garde. - RARISSIME et BEL EXEMPLAIRE - Orné de 8 Lithographies Hors Texte de Barillet, Diverses Lettrines Aquarellées. - Premier Ouvrage consacré au Sacramentaire à l’Usage de l’Eglise de Nevers de Hugues Le GRAND et qui fit l’objet d’une polémique quand à la datation du IX° au XIIe Siècle, Ce Sacramentaire fut acheté en Vente Publique le 13 février 1865 par la Bibliothèque Impériale au grand dam des collectionneurs et érudits locaux. Notre ouvrage à tirage confidentiel est le premier consacré à cet exceptionnel document du IX° S. La BNF le présente comme étant un copie du XIIe. Un seul exemplaire de notre ouvrage connu à la BNF. Aucun autre exemplaire répertorié dans les autres bibliothèques de province cf. gallica (sous réserve). Mots clés : [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London 1873, Macmillan. Green pictorial cloth, gold stamped, 2 vol. set, 424+396p., index, 168 woodcuts, 8 vignettes, 42 plates & charts; chart/map count:v. 1=3; v. 2=6, 9 maps in all, corners bumped, else solid, clean, teg. FIRST EDITION Gold-stamped pictorial cloth, gold-stamped pictorial spines, and top edges gilt. *** EDITION: This is the FIRST BRITISH EDITION, it preceeded the American edition by a year. *** .

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        From The Earth To The Moon (First English Publication, Anonymous, Of The Louis Mercier-Eleanor King Translation)

      London: St. James Magazine, 1873. First Edition Thus 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Illustrations By Henri De Montaut, Signed As "Adolphe-Francois Pannemaker. The Complete Text Of The Louis Mercier-Eleanor King Translation, Extracted From The St. James Magazine Issues Of July Through December 1873, Published Anonymously In 28 Chapters With All Illustrations, Predating The October 1873 First English Hardcover Edition Published By Sampson, Low, Marston & Co. In October ( Reported In The Atheneum #2398 Of October 11, 1873 As A New Book From Them). Pages Have No Titles To Identify The Source, But Page Numbers At Top And Codes At Bottom Of Pages Match Those For The St. James Issues Held At The University Of Illinois At Urbana- Champaign And Reported Thru Hathitrust. Pages Bound In Quarter Leather With All But First Four Chapters Of Verne's "Three Englishmen And Three Russians In South Africa" And All Of "The Fatal Inheritance" And "The Two Brothers" By Other Authors. Binding Worn, Spine Mostly Perished (Spine Label And Some Leather Laid In Loosely), But All Pages Clean, No Damage, And Illustrations Are Very Strong, Clean Impressions Rivaling Those In The Hardcover Edition.

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        Carta geognostica e viticola del Trentino.

      Scotoni e Vitti, Trento, 1873. 1 c. geogr., su foglio 100x100 cm Buono stato di conservazione, piccolo strappo ma senza mancanze. Risale al 1950 l'idea del Comitato vitivinicolo provinciale di elaborare una Carta viticola del Trentino allo scopo di acquisire gli elementi necessari a programmare lo sviluppo del settore.\rIn quegli anni l'agricoltura continua a rappresentare il settore principale dell'economia provinciale, nonostante la perdurante arretratezza che la caratterizza e la difficoltà di affrontare i nuovi mercati sempre più aperti e competitivi. Pesano ancora le conseguenze dell'evento bellico e il mancato completamento della riconversione post-fillosserica avviata tra le due guerre, troppo presto interrotta a causa della crisi degli anni Trenta e del secondo conflitto mondiale.\rGià nel 1919 l'annessione del Trentino all'Italia aveva costituito un momento critico, in particolare per il settore vitivinicolo; venuti a mancare i tradizionali sbocchi commerciali sulle grandi piazze dell'impero, Germania e Svizzera in particolare, la situazione era divenuta più complessa, mentre i nuovi mercati erano tutti da conquistare.\rInoltre, in molte zone, gli impianti dovevano essere rinnovati o perchè gravemente danneggiati dalla guerra o perchè infestati dalla fillossera (leggi l'approfondimento), che aveva ripreso vigore durante gli anni della prima guerra mondiale.\rAlla fine della guerra l'agricoltura trentina iniziava lentamente a riorganizzarsi, seppur in assenza di indirizzi coerenti. Se in alcune zone meno vocate per la vite, come la Val di Non e la Valsugana, si avviava la conversione alla frutticoltura, altrove le incerte condizioni generali riproponevano tradizionali pratiche di coltivazione promiscua (frutta, vite, cereali), lontane dalla specializzazione colturale richiesta dagli indirizzi più moderni.\r\rLaddove invece la vocazione viticola del territorio era confermata, prese avvio un grosso sforzo di ricostruzione dei vigneti e di riassortimento varietale, con un deciso orientamento verso nuove varietà in grado di garantire il miglioramento qualitativo della produzione.\rQuesto sforzo fu accompagnato e sostenuto dall'azione dei diversi organismi: il Consiglio provinciale dell'economia di Trento, che nel 1926 sostituì il Consiglio provinciale per l'agricoltura del Tirolo (1881) con funzioni di indirizzo del settore, le Associazioni agrarie, subentrate ai vecchi Consorzi distrettuali nell'acquisto delle scorte agrarie e degli strumenti di lavoro, l'Osservatorio fitopatologico per i controlli fitosanitari e i vivai viticoli-pomologici che fornivano le piante delle varietà selezionate per i nuovi impianti. A questi si aggiunse la Cattedra ambulante d'agricoltura, insediata anche in Trentino come nel resto d'Italia nel 1929, a dare continuità all'azione delle vecchie cattedre ambulanti già presenti nel Tirolo meridionale per merito della Società agraria di Rovereto prima (1872) e dell'Istituto agrario poi a partire dagli anni Ottanta dell'Ottocento, iniziative tutte nate per fornire un'istruzione di base ai contadini e divulgare i risultati delle prove sperimentali condotte dalla Stazione spermentale dell'Istituto.\rIl processo di reimpianto di varietà su portinnesto americano resistenti alla fillossera proseguì, seppur tra alterne vicende ed episodi di resistenza al cambiamento, fino agli anni Trenta.\rIl Congresso viticolo del 1930 potè così rilevare una situazione varietale decisamente modificata rispetto a quella iniziale, anche se perduravano zone in cui la viticoltura era di scarsa qualità e che quindi richiedevano urgenti interventi di rinnovo varietale.\rSoprattutto nelle zone a maggior vocazione viticola, il rinnovato processo di sostituzione delle varietà meno pregiate con altre più adatte alle varie zone viticole cominciava a dare i primi frutti: nella bassa Vallagarina trovarono la loro zona di elezione i Lambruschi, il Marzemino nei dintorni di Rovereto e Isera, il Merlot più a nord, fin sopra Trento e in Valle del Sarca, le Schiave in Val di Cembra, il Teroldego in Piana Rotaliana. Tra le varietà a uva bianche la Nosiola dalla Valle dei laghi si diffuse anche lungo l'asta dell'Adige, dalle colline lavisane fino alla Vallagarine e in Val di Cembra, mentre i Pinot bianco e grigio si insediarono in Valle dell'Adige. Resistevano ancora varietà più scadenti ma più produttive come la Negrara, la Vernaccia Bianca o la Rossara e uve comuni per vini da pasto o da taglio.\rLa grande depressione degli anni Trenta interruppe bruscamente questo processo di rinnovamento; l'eccessiva esposizione finanziaria dovuta agli investimenti sostenuti a fronte dei mancati ricavi dalle vendite di vino a prezzi stracciati determinarono il fallimento di alcune aziende private e cantine sociali, in altre zone si tornò alla coltura promiscua, le zone a più bassa vocazione furono completamente abbandonate. La guerra poi fece il resto, con i danni e la difficoltà di mantenere le pratiche di contenimento della fillossera.\rPer questi motivi all'indomani della seconda guerra mondiale la situazione della viticoltura trentina presentava alcuni elementi di problematicità che attendevano di essere affrontati.

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        Lacerda's Journey to Cazembe in 1798.

      1873 - First (only) edition. 8vo. Unbound, title page detached, incomplete, review of the work pasted on verso of title page, an autograph ms slip loosely inserted, with a modern morocco drop back box, gilt. [1]-56, 71-2, 87-8, 103-4pp. London, John Murray for the Royal Geographic Society, Signed by Burton on the title page with his annotations throughout the text. This appears to be a working copy, on which Burton has made typographic and factual corrections, notes misprints and other observations. The autograph slip enclosed lists ?Dr de Lacerda's observations 1797-1798?, a small table denoting the latitude and longitude of eight separate places included on page 123 of the published text. In addition to their annual volume of transactions, the Royal Geographical Society occasionally published works of geography. Prompted by Livingstone's explorations, this was a particularly important example, including nearly everything known of the interior of Africa to that time. Burton's piece occupied the first 164 pages of the work and included two controversial appendicies that were later rejected by the Royal Geographic Society. Penzer, pp89-90; Casada, 85. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Lehrbuch der schönen Gartenkunst. Mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die praktische Ausführung von Gärten und Parkanlagen.

      Berlin, Ernst & Korn 1873. - Fol., Mit Titelholzstichvign., 96 Textholzstichen und 23 (2 doppelblattgr., 13 getönten bzw. farb.) lithogr. Tafeln. VIII SS., 252 Spalten, 2. vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage, Halbleder der Zeit mit vergoldetem Rückentitel, Rückenvergoldung, Die Tafeln meist braunfleckig, gut erhaltenes Exemplar, Die Tafeln zeigen die klassischen Gärten Italiens (Villa Aldobrandini, Villa d'Este etc.), aber auch Phantasiegärten verschiedener Stilrichtungen sowie die Anlagen von Versailles und Sanssouci., [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recollections of a Busy Life: a New Edition, with a Memoir of Mr. Greeley's Later Years and Death (2 Volumes Complete)

      The Tribune Association, NY 1873 - Binding mildy edgeworn, pages slightly yellowed, some instances of shadows from plates on opposing pages, some tipped in letters have some edgewear or splits to fold; Hardbacks (quarter blue gilt-tooled morocco spine & tips on marbled boards) , top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles with corner devises. This two volume set is a labor of love, probably created by collector and bookbinder George A. Zabriskie in the early 1900s. It includes 3 Greeley autographs: a tipped-in Greeley signature, a tipped-in 4 line note signed by Greeley, and a laid-in portion of letter signed by Greeley. In addition to the 8 originally published illustrations, there are numerous bound-in illustrations and tipped signed letters. These include 16 original letters (tipped-in) signed by historically significant people mentioned in the book. Also skillfully bound-in are approximately 200 plates (removed from other documents) showing people and places mentioned in book. Please contact us for photos and for list of signed letters. ; 8vo; xvi + 624 + lxxiii + 9 pages; Signed by Author [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Histoire militaire des femmes.

      Paris: De l'Auteur, 1873 First edition. 8vo (22,5 x 14,5 cm). (8), 295, (5) pp. Modern binding with part of the original wrapper mountend on cover. Fine copy. Numbered "53" in manuscript and signed by the author. Very rare and interesting study on the subject of women in military history. Including a Dutch article on this subject from: Het Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Militaire Geschiedenis, nr. XXIV-7, sept. 1982 loosely inserted in the back. .

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        Lettera autografa firmata intestazione Hotel Knickerboker New York datata 16/11/912

      CARUSO Enrico 1873 - 1921. Lettera autografa firmata cm.16x25 intestazione Hotel Knickerboker New York datata 16/11/912 e indirizzata all'amico Giovanni Mascia. "Caro Giovanni" rammaricandosi di dover chiedere la restituzione di un prestito "...e cerca di non farmi andare in bestia"

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        La madeja politica. El lio, semanario humoristico ilustrado. La madeja

      - Trilla y Serra editorial. La madeja politica año 1873 y 1874. Del nº 1 del 1 de Noviembre de 1873 al 31 de Enero de 1874, número 14. Le sigue El lio, semanario humoristico ilustrado. Del 7 de Febrero de 1874 número 1 al número 7 del 18 de Abril de 1874. Le sigue La madeja politica del nº 22 del 2 de Mayo de 1874 al número 50 del 19 de Diciembre de 1874. La madeja del 2 de Enero de 1875, número 1 al 3 de Marzo de 1876 número 22. Consta de 4 páginas cada número. Con ilustraciones, algunas a doble página y en color. Buen estado de conservación. Encuadernados en media piel con nervios y dorados. 44x32 cm. Ref: 2026 [LS/011757-2026]

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        The Depths of the Sea. An account of the general results of the dredging cruises of H.M.SS. ‘Porcupine’ and ‘Lightning[’] during the summers of 1868, 1869, and 1870.

      London: Macmillan, 1873. London:: Macmillan, 1873., 1873. 8vo. xx, [4], 527, [1] pp. Half-title, 84 figures, 8 double-page plates (1 folding, 7 in full color), 11 vignettes, index. Original full tan blind- and gilt-stamped calf, raised bands, dark green leather spine label, all edges gilt; a bit rubbed. Prize binding from Wesley College, Melbourne, with bookplate to T. Murray, 1875. Near fine. With a spectacular fore-edge painting by Margaret Costa, depicting a ship wreck under the sea, with a very large threatening shark swimming about, and an octopus with his many tentacles on the right side, next to the octopus is a mermaid (another mermaid in the distance), smaller fish abound. Painted in 2017 and signed with the initials of the artist. Sir C. Wyville Thomson, FRSE FRS FLS FGS FZS, Scottish natural historian and marine zoologist, served as the chief scientist on the Challenger expedition. His work on that expedition revolutionized oceanography and led to his knighthood.

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        TA, Rotunde "Das Haupt-Portal des Jndustrie-Palastes der Wiener Weltausstellung im Jahre 1873.".

      - Farblithographie b. A. Planck & Sohn Wien, 1873, 34 x 46,5 Nicht bei Nebehay-Wagner, nicht bei Paulusch, Ikonografie von Österreich. Sehr seltene und äußerst dekorative Ansicht der für die Weltausstellung 1873 errichteten Rotunde im Wiener Prater, mit reicher figürlicher Staffage; Sammlungsstempel unterhalb der Darstellung, ein kleiner Einriss oberhalb der Darstellung alt hinterlegt, gering fleckig, sonst tadellos.

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      New York: Virtue & Yorston, 1873. Imperial Edition. A very fine copy of this massive work as brilliant as when new. Imperial Edition" Two volumes. Tall folio (15 1/8" tall). (vi), 94p; (vi). Edited by Charles Knight. Illustrated by Cope, Lelsie, Maclise, Ward, W.P. Firth, Marks, and others with 57 fine full-page steel engravings, including frontispieces and vignette title pages. Bound in publisher's binding by E. Walker's Son, 14 Dey St., NY in full brown embossed pebbled morocco over beveled boards with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spines in six panels with raised bands, the panels with gilt titles and panel ornaments in gilt and black with decorative rules on the bands, the covers with a series of frames in black with cornerpieces containing portraits of characters in gilt roundels, the centers with large illustrated frame containing the titles and surmounted by a bust of Shakespeare, fancy dentelles. Jaggard. p. 542. This copy with both volumes titled in gilt on the upper covers: "Presented to George Munn Lilburn By His Father, On His Graduation From Rutgers College June 20th 1883

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      No publisher stated (John Camden Hotten), Washington D.C. (but actually London) 1873 - States "Washington, D.C., 1872," no publisher named, but actually published by John Camden Hotten, London, 1873. Publisher's original blue cloth (more commonly found in red, occasionally in green) stamped in black to the front board and in blind to rear, with gilt spine titles and flower device (the gilt a bit dulled but still easily read), stating "Complete" to foot of spine. The notorious John Camden Hotten took a copy of the (Washington, 1871) fifth edition of "Leaves of Grass" and from it produced this convincing British facsimile, an edition of 500 copies and thus the first British edition, distinguishable from the original by the addition at the end of Whitman's separately paginated, 14-page address to the Managers American Institute on the opening of their 40th annual Exhibition in New York Sept. 7, 1871, "After All, Not to Create Only" -- a piracy crafted "no doubt due to British censorship laws, which (Hotten) probably thought he could avoid more easily by posing as the distributor of the book rather than as the publisher of it" -- Myerson, "Walt Whitman a Descriptive Bibliography." Myerson A2.6; BAL 21623 Sixth edition, but the first British, an anonymously issued English piracy claiming to be an American edition. This particular volume was the copy of Scottish stockbroker and Unionist politician Ferdinand Faithfull Begg (1847-1926), with his 1917-dated bookplate to front pastedown and also including his bookmark. Begg served as Chairman of the Edinburgh Stock Exchange 1885-1887 and Chairman of the London Chamber of Commerce 1912-1915. He was senior partner of Faithfull Begg & Co., Stockbrokers of London, 1887-1913 and served as a Member of Parliament for Glasgow St. Rollox, 1895-1900. Condition of this copy is "good" with rub to edges and the board corners worn through the cloth. American Poetry. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Investigation of the Orbit of Uranus with General Tables of its Motion

      Washington, Smithsonian Institution, 1873, in-4, VII, (1) et 288 pages, demi-toile verte de l'éditeur, Première édition. Newcomb, après avoir publié son calcul de l'orbite de Neptune en 1866 (découverte seulement 20 ans plus tôt, en 1846, par Le Verrier), se décida en 1867 à recalculer celle d'Uranus puisque la planète nouvellement découverte exerçait une action sur Uranus et rendait caduque tous les almanachs astronomiques antérieurs. Ainsi, avec le présent travail Newcomb propose une discussion des précédents calculs de l'orbite d'Uranus, une représentation de son mouvement au sein du système solaire, mais aussi et surtout une table générale des ses positions depuis le début de l'ère chrétienne jusqu'en 2300. Intérieur propre, grand de marges. Cartonnage sali et abîmé.

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        Album with Outstanding Pen-and-Ink Artwork Worked Around Albumen Prints of Artworks

      , 1873. 1873. Full Morocco. Very Good Plus. 4to. 25 by 21 cm. 41 leaves of heavy card, with content entirely on rectos. Of these, 28 have have finished pen-and-ink work.Generally the original artwork is intended to carry forward the theme of the print, or complement it in some way. Some of this original artwork is a highly developed pictorial image which dominates the page, while in other instances it is more a servant to the print, or meant merely to be ornamental, as when the penwork is directed to framing the print, with the ornamentation very precise but not having any particular pertinence to the print image per se. The albumen prints are themselves unexciting reproductions of artwork -- paintings and sculpture -- as was the common form of such reproduction at the time, and the ancestor of today's museum postcards. It is the additional artwork, by Miss Dickinson, which brings the album alive.Especially appealing are her drawings of foxhunting scenes, above and below the albumen print of a fox painting, her scene of the Nile, above a print of a bedouin and camel, her drawings of three seraphs to frame the print of a painting of a pretty boy, her drawing of a small catastrophe with a toppled farm cart, her other bucolic landscapes, which include ruins, church steeples and the like, her raging snake to enhance the painting of an exotic woman, her Venetian atmospheric drawing. But one should not short shrift the appeal of the more purely ornamental drawings of frames, some of which are quite clever and all of which are intricate in their detailing.Light wear to the red morocco.

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      Blackie,, London: 1873 - 312, 588, 278, 570 pp. First British edition; four [half] volumes, each brick-red, cloth covered, decorated boards with gilt stamped front cover and lettering across the spine; black decorative stamped covers and spine; yellow endpapers; all edges gilt; color maps; 600 illustrations and sketches. Vol. I: 312 pp.; vol. II: 588 pp.; vol. III: 278 pp.; and vol. IV: 570 pp. Bindings tight; boards with edges rubbed, corners lightly bumped; internally fine; see additional images provided. Scholarly text: "illustrated with six hundred engravings on wood, drawn by E. Riou, and eleven maps, printed in colours, from drawings by the author." Originally published in French. Quoting Borba: 519: "Paul Marcoy is the pseudonym of L. de Saint-Cricq, who also used the name 'Carmoy.' He was a companion of Castelnau. After a life of hazards and adventure, Marcoy lived quietly as 'Inspector of the Pordeaux Botanica Gardens.' In this lively and witty book he describes one of his journeys. The brazilian part of the voyage includes a journey down the Amazon from Tabatinga to Belem." Quoting the text, Vol. IV, pp. 479, "La Barra [Manaus] is peopled by some three thousand souls, two-thirds of whom constitute its permanent residents, and the other third its floating population. The number of houses is estimated at one hundred and forty-seven. These houses are spacious and well-ventilated, but generally devoid of all comfort and movable furniture. All have gardens or little enclosures, badly kept and overrun with weeds. Even poisonous plants and serpents abound in them, so that it is only in fear and trembling that one can gather their roses or haricots. The inhabitants of Barra are exclusively devoted to commerce, with the distinction that some are sholesale, others retail dealers. The wholesale merchants receive from the Upper Amazon consignments of chocolate, coffee, cocou, sarsaparilla, fat of the turtle and lamantin, andirhoba oils, copaiba, and other commodities which I need not here enumerate. These products arrive in small lots, and are warehoused until there is enough of them to complete the lading of a small vessel. They are then despatched to Par?, where some are consumed and others exported to Europe." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recueil d'exercices sur le calcul infinitésimal

      Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1873, , XIII-410 pp, demi-chagrin prune à coins, Papillon d'errata contrecollé au verso de la page XIII. Troisième édition, revue et augmentée, de cet "ouvrage destiné aux candidats à l'école Polytechnique et à l'école Normale, aux élèves de ces écoles, et aux personnes qui se préparent à la licence ès Sciences Mathématiques". Pédagogue avant tout, Jean Frédéric Frenet (1816-1900) mis en recueil ces exercices corrigés de calcul infinitésimal à l'intention des étudiants en mathématiques désireux de compléter leurs acquis théoriques par la pratique. Ce type de manuel existait déjà en Angleterre et en Allemagne. Par ailleurs, l'auteur y introduit de nombreuses annotations historiques. Ce volume est donc précieux pour l'étudiant mais aussi pour l'enseignant et l'historien des sciences Fonds de l'institut catholique de Paris, avec cachet ex-libris et étiquette en pied du dos. Provenant de la bibliothèque Henri Vieillard. Bon état, quelques rousseurs très pâles, dos insolé.

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        Dix ans sur la côte Pacifique. Par un missionnaire canadien. En faveur d'une bonne oeuvre.

      Léger-Brousseau,, Q., 1873 - 100 p., 17 cm. Mission de l'Orégon, de l'Idaho, du Washington, de Vancouver, de Californie, etc. L'auteur fut évêque de l'Orégon. Très bel exemplaire et rare ! Cart. d'éd. (2 cachets et une sign. anc. sur garde, ex-libris anc. au contreplat). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Palmitos. A Novel

      London: T. Cautley Newby, Publisher. 30, Welbeck Street, 1873. First edition. 3 vols. 8vo. Purple cloth, traces of paper label on spine, rubbed, some hinges weak. Rare. First edition. 3 vols. 8vo. Slavery in Brazil. Written in English by a Portuguese nobleman and set in Brazil, on a slave owning plantation. Homeopathy, Brazilian Independence, the Emancipation of the Slaves and the conditions of the blacks are all subjects touched upon. Wolff 2240; Not in Sadleir

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        The Traditions of the Overlook Mountain

      Islip, L.I.: Herald Power Press Print.. 1873. First. First edition. 12mo; 22 pp. (16cm). Very good in a full golden brown Levant morocco fine binding; with the title, author, and fillet borders with corner fleurons in gilt on the front cover, floral lilies in six panels with half bands in gilt on the spine; all edges gilt. From the library of book seller Charles E. Goodspeed, with his bookplate of Paul Revere's engraving of the Boston Massacre laid in. Dexter Hawkings was a distinguished lawyer and advocate for education. This presentation copy of his best known literary work is inscribed on the front flyleaf (the first of five binder's blanks) to the author Francis W. Upham, "Whose book 'The Magi' evinces the care and study of the scholar, the wisdom of the philosopher and the faith of the Christian--" Moderate wear to the spine head and foot, and to the corners, with some darkening to the extremities. The front free endpaper is detached; the text pages and the five binder's blanks at the front and back are clean and tight. .

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