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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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        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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        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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        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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        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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        Reise in Mittelasien : von Teheran durch die Turkmanische Wüste an der Ostküste des Kaspischen Meeres nach Chiwa, Bochara und Samarkand

      Leipzig Brockhaus Verlag 1873 Deutsche Originalausgabe, 2., verm u. verb. Aufl., origila Leinenband, 8°, XIV, 384 Seiten; mit 12 Abb. in Holzschn. u. 1 lithogr. Kt.; Exemplar gstempelt; Zustand: gut, Landkarte mit Papierstreifen unterlegtVersand D: 9,00 EUR Reise Asien

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        Wild Turkey Shooting

      Currier & Ives, 125 Nassau Street, New York 1873 - Hand-colored lithograph. Small folio. Framed. Classic small folio Currier & Ives shooting print Wild Turkey Shooting, probably drawn and lithographed by Fanny Palmer, was on the original "Currier & Ives Best Fifty Small Folio" list of 1933. It was # 14. It is a wonderful moment, prior to the actual shooting, when the two hunters very quietly and cautiously prepare. Wild turkeys are notoriously hard to shoot. Fanny Palmer (1812-1876) was the first woman in the United States to work as a professional artist, and to make a living with her art. She produced more Currier and Ives' prints than any other artist, and she was the only female in a business that was dominated by men. Painting was not considered a suitable occupation for a woman, nor was lithography. She is responsible for many of the popular shooting scenes, though there was no artist's attribution on small folio prints. Gale 7219.

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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.. 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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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Cliff House, Greenhithe, 5. X. 1873. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An die "Wiener Photographische Gesellschaft", in technischen Fragen und zu seinen ausländischen Patenten: "Gentlemen. You are mistaken about the 'Debardeur', it is not a cabinet but a 12 x 10 size. We printed you all the smaller sized ones but could not do the layer in consequence of the accident to our large Hydraulic press. We have not yet received it back & cannot hope for it before the end of the month. I think it would be awkward for me to have shares in a company so far away & would rather dispose of my patents for Austria - either altogether or for half cash & half an interest in the Company. I enclose you a print from a negative of Luckhardts [.]". - Woodbury entwickelte 1864 die "Woodburytypie" (Photoglyptie), einen photochemischen Prozess, der zwischen ca. 1870 und 1900 vor allem in der qualitativ hochwertigen Buchillustration verbreitet war. Es handelte sich um die einzige kommerziell erfolgreiche Methode, feinste Abstufungen von Fotografien im Druck wiederzugeben. In den Jahren 1864-85 meldete Woodbury in England wie auch im Ausland über 30 Patente an, darunter solche zur Stereoskopie, Ballonphotographie, zu Dias, Filmen, und Projektoren.

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        The gentleman's table guide and table companion to the art of dining & drinking, with tabel habits and curious dishes of the various nations, &c &c with practical recipes for wine cups, American drinks, punches, cordials, recerche bills of fare 3rd ed

      London: Frederick Warne & Co, 1873 x, 167 pages + 30 pages of adverts at the rear. End papers also have adverts. With frontispiece which is titled - Infant bacchanals and fauns. Amorial bookplate of Leo O'Connor to the front pastedown, some glue adhesion from this has caused some minor damage to the end papers. Red ink name to the front free end paper dated 1875. Ink inititials of a previous owner are stamped at the head of page i. Occasional light spotting. In the original green cloth which has just some light wear to the edges. An uncommon title, even though this is the third edition. Contains recipes for Wine and other cups; Punches and liqueurs + American drinks.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Slave Trade.] Class B. - East Coast of Africa. Correspondence respecting the Slave Trade and other matters. From January 1 to December 31, 1872. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty. 1873. [C.-867-I].

      London, Harrison and Sons, 1873. - Folio. IV, 69, (1) pp. Sewn, with remains of former spine. Rare British parliamentary papers and correspondence with local agents and officers on the slave trade, especially in Madagascar and off the south coast of Arabia. One item discusses the reported landing in Arabia of slaves from a French dhow, noting that "few French dhows go to Arabia without a few slaves who are sold" (p. 69). Comprises the sections "Zanzibar" (pp. 1-43); "Reports from Naval Officers - East Coast of Africa Station" (pp. 45-59); and "Appendix [Zanzibar]" (pp. 61-69). - A good copy. Bennett 495.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1873 : 1873 Wisden : Rebound without Covers, Excellent Condition

      1873. Hi, This is a Wisden from the Adrian Ellis Collection. 1873 : Rebound without Covers in exceptional condition. This Wisden is bound in dark brown with gilt to the spine, this book is in exceptional condition, very clean pages and hardly a mark inside, one that would be hard to beat. Close trimming to just pages 11-14.

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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. 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. 4 stanzas of six lines each, one page written in ink sheet of blank stationery. 4to

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        Hints to Young Painters and the Process of Portrait Painting

      Philadelphia: J. M. Stoddart & Co.. Hardcover. 8vo. 205 x 148 mm. 55 pp, fold-out diagram, hand colored plate. Blue cloth, gilt. Edgewear to the base of the spine, soiling to the front board. Contemporary gift inscription to the title page partially obscuring text. . Very Good. 1873. First Edition.

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        Illuminated presentation address from the German citizens of Sandhurst (present-day Bendigo) to Prince Otto von Bismarck. Titled at head of address and in large gilt capitals on front cover: "Sr. Durchlaucht dem Fürsten Otto von Bismark Schönhausen. Varzin, Pommern" [His Excellency the Prince Otto von Bismark Schönhausen. Warcino, Pomerania].

      Melbourne: Entw. u. ausgeführt v. Ludwig Lang [Designed and executed by Ludwig Lang], 18 April 1873. Large folio-sized presentation volume framing a hand-painted manuscript address, 514 x 397 mm, in watercolour, ink and gouache, with highly coloured design incorporating ten vignettes (six of them illustrative scenes of Sandhurst life, a larger scenic depiction of a Bendigo mine, an emblematic figure, and two coats-of-arms); in a superb binding by W. Detmold of Melbourne: dark blue-black grained morocco, complex multiple gilt borders to both sides with an inscription in gilt on the front cover, internal gilt borders framing on one side a doublure of beige moiré. ? Provenance: From the Estate of Otto von Bismarck (the "Iron Chancellor", 1815-1898). Light spotting to the moiré.

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        Ocean Highways: The Geographical Review. New Series Volume I - 1873 === Geographical Magazine.Voll. I, II, III, IV, V. (1874 - 1878).

      London, - 1878 1873 - Sei volumi in 4° (cm. 29 x 21); pagg. VIII, 520 con 30 carte geografiche - 394 con 21 carte geog. - VI, 384 con 20 carte geog. - VI, 340 con 25 carte geog. - VI, 334 con 22 carte geog. - VI, 318 con 14 carte geog. Le carte sono quasi tutte a colori e ripiegate, anche grandi. Ottime legature uniformi in piena tela dell'epoca con titoli impressi ai dorsi. Qualche fioritura, ma insieme ottimo. VG. ** Superba raccolta delle riviste geografiche promosse e dirette da Clements Robert Markham. Non è presente la prima serie di "Ocean Highways" del 1872. Nel 1878 il "Geographical Magazine" si fuse con i "Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society" e la direzione restò di Markham che, dal 1893 al 1905 fu presidente della RGS. Segnaliamo, tra le infinite notizie, relazioni, lettere, ecc.: "Dr. Beccari" di H.H. Giglioli, "Cartography. Indian Maps" di E.G. Ravenstein, che curava un’ampia rassegna della cartografia di ogni angolo del mondo, "Two trips on the Golden Coast: the Beaulah gardens and the Ajumanti hills - along the shore to the Volta river." Richard F. Burton, "Doctor Livingstone and the Cameron relief expedition", "The indian territory and its inhabitants" (Indiani d’America) E.C. Boudinet, "The Artic Campaign of 1874" Markam, "Travels in Northern Persia" W.J. Gill, "The great African discovery. Survey of Lake Tanganyka by Lieutenant Cameron R.N.", "Trade routes to Western Chine" H. Yule, "Recent journeys in Paraguay" K. Johnston, "The voyage of the Challenger" J.E. Davis, "Stanley’s exploration of the Victoria Nyanza": sulla base di tre lettere di Stanley "of fragmentary nature" e di una sua mappa schizzata – le prime informazioni giunte dall’Africa- Ravenstein disegna due carte del Victoria Nyanza e dell’upper Nile, "The navigation of Smith Sound as a route towards the Pole" G.S. Nares. "

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        HUGO ECKENER (1868-1954) Dr., dt. Luftschiffer seit 1905, 1924 Vorsitz Zeppelin GmbH, auch Schriftsteller

      - ORIGINAL-VERTRAG (4 SS. 4°, Luftpostpapier, leichte Gebrauchsspuren, kl. Wasserfleck) mit 3 eigenhändigen Unterschriften in Tinte signiert von Prof.Dr. HUGO ECKENER für die Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH (neben Stempel der Gesellschaft), 3 eigenhändigen Unterschriften von ALFRED COLSMANN (1873-1955, deutscher Ingenieur und Manager , der als Generaldirektor und Architekt des Zeppelin-Konzerns die Entwicklung im Namen Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin , die Luftschifffahrt wesentlich mitprägte), 2 eigenhändigen Unterschriften des ALEXANDER GRAF VON BRANDENSTEIN-ZEPPELIN (1881-1949), einer Unterschrift von Dr. HUGO HERGESELL (1859-1938, deutscher Meteorologe und Geophysiker . Er zählt zu den Begründern der Aerologie als dem Teilgebiet der Meteorologie, das sich mit dem Studium der freien Atmosphäre beschäftigt) und 2 Vertretern (u.a. Dr. Schütte, Justiziar der HAPAG, in Hamburg) der HAMBURG-AMERIKA LINIE (d ie Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt-Actien-Gesellschaft ( HAPAG , auch Hamburg-Amerika-Linie) Oktober / November 1925 --- Vertrag zwischer der Gräfin Brandenstein-Zeppelin vertreten durch ihren Ehemann und Professor Hergesell und der Luftschiffbau-Zeppelin GmbH über die Beauftragung von Landkauf in Norwegen und den entsprechenden Nutzungsrechten für die Zeppelin-AG 24. 10.1925 nachgesetzt Vertragserweiterungen 30.10.1925 und 28.11.1925 mit entsprechenden Signaturen, ein einzigartigs Zeitdokument der Zeppelingeschichte!! Beigefügt Abschriften des Vertrages zwischen Brandenstein-Zeppelin und der Norwegischen Regienung aus 1927 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Illuminated presentation address from the German citizens of Sandhurst (present-day Bendigo) to Prince Otto von Bismarck. Titled at head of address and in large gilt capitals on front cover: "Sr. Durchlaucht dem Fürsten Otto von Bismark Schönhausen. Varzin, Pommern" [His Excellency the Prince Otto von Bismark Schönhausen. Warcino, Pomerania]

      Melbourne: Entw. u. ausgeführt v. Ludwig Lang [Designed and executed by Ludwig Lang], 1873. Light spotting to the moiré. Large folio-sized presentation volume framing a hand-painted manuscript address, 514 x 397 mm, in watercolour, ink and gouache, with highly coloured design incorporating ten vignettes (six of them illustrative scenes of Sandhurst life, a larger scenic depiction of a Bendigo mine, an emblematic figure, and two coats-of-arms); in a superb binding by W. Detmold of Melbourne: dark blue-black grained morocco, complex multiple gilt borders to both sides with an inscription in gilt on the front cover, internal gilt borders framing on one side a doublure of beige moiré. ? Provenance: From the Estate of Otto von Bismarck (the "Iron Chancellor", 1815-1898).

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        Old and New London:

      London: Cassell, Petter, & Galpin,, [c.1873–1883]. A Narrative of its History, its People, and its Places. Illustrated with numerous engravings from the most authentic sources; [together with] Greater London: a Narrative of its History, its People, and its Places. Illustrated with numerous engravings; [and] Old and New London Illustrated. Together 2 works in 9 volumes, quarto (256 x 182 mm). Old and New London: near-contemporary brown half calf, blue pebble-grain cloth sides, titles to spine gilt in compartments, orange coated endpapers, edges sprinkled red. Greater London: near-contemporary blue half calf, blue straight-grain cloth sides, titles gilt to brown and green labels to spine in compartments, raised bands decorated gilt, edges and endpapers marbled. Map portfolio: original brown pebble-grain cloth, titles to spine gilt and on gilt ground to front cover, elaborate decoration in black and gilt to front cover, white and red armorial design to front cover, decoration blocked in blind to rear cover, green coated pastedowns. Frontispieces, 2 with tissue-guards, and numerous black and white illustrations in the text; 3 large folding maps laid into portfolio. Pencil ownership inscription to title page versos of Old and New London. Ownership stamp of J Berry to front binder's blanks of Greater London. Ownership stamp to front pastedown of map portfolio. Minor rubbing to extremities, minor professional repair work to covers, light foxing to prelims and endmatter; an excellent set. First editions. Originally published in monthly parts from 1873 to 1878, this lavishly illustrated series was first undertaken by Walter Thornbury (1828–1876), a frequent contributor to Household Words, and one of the group who were popularly referred to as Dickens's "young men". Upon his death, aged 48, at Camberwell House Lunatic Asylum of "exhaustion from acute mania", which occurred just after the publication of the second volume in this series, the work was continued by Edward Walford (1823–1897). Walford had recently finished editing Charles Knight's six-volume work London. This work, as well as Walford's separate two volume addition, Greater London, "became the standard popular work describing the history and growth of the metropolis", and were frequently updated and reissued (ODNB). Uncommon together, with four copies traced at auction featuring both sets together. The map portfolio is especially uncommon in the original cloth; they are most commonly found bound in a pocket to the rear of the final volume.

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        [PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM] Tasmanian scenes.

      [Hobart : Samuel Clifford, circa 1873]. Quarto (300 x 245 mm), original tan coloured cloth with gilt stamped title and decoration to front board (rubbed, upper corners worn, spine softened at head and tail), front free-endpaper with contemporary inscription in brown ink S. Clifford Photo.,containing 24 albumen print photographs (format 105 x 180 mm) laid down rectoonly of [12] leaves of thick card, contemporary manuscript captions beneath each image, and a large format (210 x 260 mm) view of the Fern Bower near Hobart (uncaptioned) to the verso of the rear endpaper; the leaves with slight buckling, some mild scattered foxing, the prints overall in good condition but several with fading, silverfishing to fore-edge margin of first leaf, verso of penultimate leaf and margins of final leaf. Several variants of Samuel Clifford's commercially produced Tasmanian scenes photograph albums are recorded in Australian collections (five in Tasmanian collections and one in the State Library of New South Wales). Four of these recorded albums contain only 12 prints; one holds 24 prints; and the largest has 144 prints. There appears to be so much variety in the content of these albums that it appears likely that they were made to order, with the prints being selected by the client and mounted within Clifford's ready-made bindings, making each album unique. The full list of captions in the album is as follows: Government House near Hobart Town The Derwent from the Royal Society Gardens (2 views) The Drawing Room, Government House Hobart Town from Lime Kiln Hill panoramic no. 1 Hobart Town from Lime Kiln Hill panoramic no. 2 Macquarie Street from the Town Hall From the Franklin Wharf Mount Wellington in snow from Fitzroy Crescent Mount Wellington in snow from the Huon Road The Salmon Ponds above New Norfolk At New Norfolk, from Sir. R. Officer's Grounds The Derwent on the road to the Salmon Ponds The Derwent above New NorfolkThe Fern Tree Bower near Hobart Town Fern scenery near the Huon Road On the track to the Fern Tree Bower From the Huon Road Iron Pot Lighthouse, entrance to the Derwent Launceston from the South Esk

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        A history of the birds of New Zealand.

      Scarce first edition of an acclaimed ornithological work, illustrated by J.G. Keulemans. London : John Van Voorst, 1873. First edition, printed in an edition of 500 copies. Quarto, contemporary full crushed blue morocco by Leighton of London (edges a little rubbed) with armorial crest of the house of Dutton, spine in compartments, lettered in gilt; all edges gilt, marbled endpapers with the bookplate of the Shelborne Library, lithographed frontispiece of a moa with Maori chief (remounted on a stub), previous owner's name of E.L. Dutton (one of the original subscribers) inscribed to title page, with date of 1877; pp xxiii, 384; publisher's prospectus dated March 1872 (two leaves, one printed on blue paper) bound in at rear, 35 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates by John Gerrard Keulemans; occasional light foxing, a very good copy. Sir Walter Lawry Buller was born at the Wesleyan mission, Newark, at Pakanae in the Hokianga in 1838, the son of Methodist missionary Rev. James Buller. In 1854 the family moved to Wellington where he was befriended by naturalist William Swainson. Buller trained as a lawyer but is best known for his contribution to ornithology in New Zealand. A history of the birds of New Zealand won Buller much critical acclaim, including from Charles Darwin, and for it he was awarded the CMG in 1875. A second edition was published in 1887-88. 'It has been remarked by a celebrated naturalist that "New Zealand is the most interesting ornithological province in the world ... It has been the author's desire to collect and place on record a complete life-history of these birds before their final extirpation' (prospectus). Bagnall, 755;  Nissen IVB, 163; Nissen SVB, 83; Casey Wood, p. 269; Zimmer, p. 115.

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