viaLibri Requires Cookies CLICK HERE TO HIDE THIS NOTICE

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1873

        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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 1.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: ANTIQUARIAT.WIEN Fine Books & Prints- Fl]
 2.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
 3.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books]
 4.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 5.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Rench]
 6.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 7.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Wisdenshop.com]
 8.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
 9.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
 10.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
 11.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        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. "

      [Bookseller: S.B. Il Piacere e il Dovere]
 12.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Herbst-Auktionen]
 13.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        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).

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 14.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 15.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        [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

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
 16.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
 17.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        Newport, Rhode Island.

      New York. Harper's Weekly. 08-30- 1873. Wood engraving, 9 1/2 x 30 3/4 inches on sheet 11 1/2 x 32 1/2 inches, multiple folds, now professionally mounted to linen backing. This was published as a Supplement to Harper's Weekly of August 30 1873. Very good condition; a couple of creases near folds minimized by linen backing. Expansive bird's eye view of the town and harbor of Newport, with ships of all kinds. Buildings are identified in small text above and below the image.

      [Bookseller: oldimprints.com]
 18.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        LIFE, WANDERINGS, AND LABOURS IN CENTRAL AFRICA with an Account of THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL ASCENT OF THE EQUATORIAL SNOW MOUNTAIN, KILIMA NJARO and Remarks Upon EAST AFRICAN SLAVERY

      London Hodder and Stoughton 1873 - First edition, this the copy of the Mountain Club of Eastern Africa, Uganda, with signed presentation to the members from the Author's grand nephew affixed to the front pastedown. There are no other institutional or ex-libris markings. With a large folding map with routes in colour and 11 nicely engraved illustrative plates including a portrait of the author as frontispiece. 8vo, original dark blue cloth lettered in gilt and pictorially decorated in black on the upper cover, the spine gilt lettered. xiii, 525, [2] pp. Scarce in original cloth and rarely found in found in acceptable condition, this copy with old expert restoration to the cloth, rebacked with original spine panel preserved, endpapers refreshed, internally very good with more mild toning than is usually found with this title, the spotting only light and occasional, one plate with a closed tear with no loss. VERY SCARCE, RARE IN THE ORIGINAL CLOTH AND STILL MORE RARE IN ANYTHING BUT POOR CONDITION. THE WORK IS KNOWN TO MOST ONLY FROM THE REPRINT OF NEARLY 100 YEAR LATER. THE BOOK RELATES THE FIRST ASCENT OF KILIMINJARO. The author was a missionary, a member of the Livingstone Search and Relief Expedition, and was also an accomplished artist and photographer. The engraved plates in this volume are reproduced mostly from his own sketches and photos. Of great interest is the author's account of his attempt to reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, with which he became the first European to successfully reach the snow line. New made a thorough study of the environment of the mountain and recovered a large number of native plants from the mountain slopes, which he then gave to Joseph Dalton Hooker from the Kew Gardens in London. New also discovered the crater lake of Jala, the mountain’s only volcanic lake, at Kilimanjaro’s foot to the south-east of Mawenzi. For his geographical exploits was honored by the Royal Geographical Society with a gold chonometer in April 1874. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
 19.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        ARCHIVE OF CIVIL WAR LETTERS WRITTEN BY LIEUT. SHELDON C. TREAT OF THE 4th IOWA INFANTRY].

      [Various locations, including Missouri, Iowa, and Arkansas]. 1860-1864, 1873. - Twenty-two letters and one brief biographical sketch. Quarto and octavo sheets. Old folds. Some light wear and soiling. Very good. Born in West Haven, Connecticut, Sheldon Treat emigrated to Missouri in 1859 to find work as a carpenter. Along with gainful employment, Treat soon found himself on the front lines of what would become the Civil War. This fine collection documents the transformation of a young easterner looking for work into a Civil War soldier. His service included marching with General Sherman from Atlanta to the sea. The archive is comprised of four letters written before Treat's enlistment; fifteen letters from the war, including one from Treat's commanding officer; three letters written in the years after the war; and a brief autobiographical sketch. In some ways the three pre-war letters are the most interesting of the lot. Written from Forest City, Missouri, a troubled outpost near the Kansas border, the letters provide a glimpse into the drama as war fever rose in an area already engulfed by violence. On Jan. 24, 1861, Treat described an incident with border ruffians: "You tell me to be careful about [getting] into scrapes like the one we had about the boat, no law of this state could molest them fellows at all for they had got my on the Kansas side and the onely way [to] get it was by force. A fellow from Ohio was with me on the river at the time of the fuss. There was 6 of them they all drawed their knives and one his revolver, we had no arms but one knife to defend ourself with but we got the boat and got back safe. When we got up town 30 men was redy to go after them. Had we had our revolvers there would have been some shooting done." He briefly toys with the idea of joining a wagon train headed up the Oregon Trail: "There is not much going on here at the present, I think of going across the plains this spring, to Oregon with a company of 50 families from Ioway to form a colony on Trinity Bay, we [shall] send one of our numbers up this week or next to make the arrangement for the trip." Whatever the case, Treat was not headed back to the staid life of New England. "As for me coming back to the New England states there is no such thing in the book. I like this country to well for that, if I go anywhere from hear this summer it will be fa[r]ther west or up into Iowa. I have got a job there if I wish to go, if the Union stands there will be plenty of work here for all. The yong men of this place are having their hair cut short for the spring fights, they commenced election day to fight and have been at it ever scince [sic]." He moved on to Des Moines some months later, enlisting and enjoying the benefit of a steady paycheck. There, he wasted little time before enlisting in the 4th Iowa Infantry, where he proved himself a capable soldier, earning promotion to second lieutenant by October 1862 and to first lieutenant in January 1863. Serving mostly in the western theatre, Treat saw action in seventeen battles and took part in Sherman's March to the Sea, reenlisting after a furlough for the duration. His letters reveal a strong pro-unionist as he became accustomed to military life in Missouri, culminating in his first major battle, at Pea Ridge. On Aug. 18, 1862 he writes home to describe the devastation he experienced during one of the year's most decisive battles, and the way in which his commitment to the cause was growing stronger as he grew from new recruit into a veteran: "Martha says it almost makes her sick to see them poor fellows in the hospital at New Haven. She ought to go over one battle field and see the sights it would make her sick for certain. I should liked to had you seen the field at Pea Ridg for I know it would not made you sick but you would not have forgotten it very soon. Man is a curious thing in a fight. People will say fight for honor and glory but I tell you that they fight because they are mad and because they love to fight. You put a company into action and watch them the first 2

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 20.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Gilded Age: A Tale of To-day

      Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1873. First edition. 574pp. Octavo [23 cm] Brown cloth with blind stamped borders to front boards. Title decoratively gilt stamped on the front board and backstrip. Floral endsheets and pastedowns. Very good. Corners of the boards are bumped and rubbed. Head and foot of the backstrip starting to fray. Internally clean. Bookseller's blind stamp on the floral front free endsheet and on the following blank. BAL title page 1. Header for chapter V "Eschol Sellers." Final illustration listed as on page 212. On page 246 there is no comma following 'Hallelujah.' There is a period following 'Dr. Jackson' on page 280. Page 351 does not have the repeated line at the foot. The last two line of 352 are uncorrected. Page 353 has had the first two lines removed. Page 403 contains an illustration. Large fold-out plate at page 246-247, titled: "Map of the Salt Lick Branch of the Pacific R.R." Plate measures 75cm x 15cm. Plate has a small chip at the foot that effects "Branch" and the area immediately above. BAL 3557

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
 21.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale, ouvrage publié par ordre de S. M. l'Empereur et par les soins du Ministre de l'Instruction publique. Recherches zoologiques pour servir à l'histoire de la faune d'Amérique Centrale et du Mexique publiées sous la direction de M. Milne Edwards. Cinquième Partie. Tome premier. Études sur les xiphosures et les crustacés de la région Mexicaine.

      Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1873-1880. Large 4to and matching folio (36 x 28 cm). 368 pp., 61 lithographed (several tinted or chromolithographed) plates, all with explanatory text leaves. Contemporary olive half calf with gilt-lined borders over marbled boards. Spine with five raised, gilt-stippled bands; compartments with gilt triple cadres, and two (red and light brown) morocco labels with gilt titles. Marbled endpapers.= The first and rarest work to deal extensively with the marine crustaceans of Mexico, and with the horseshoe crabs of the same region. A complete copy such as this one is extremely rare. There are no auction records. In 1864, two years after the start of a military campaign in Mexico, Napoleon III ordered an additional scientific expedition, modelled after the famous scientific expedition initiated by Napoleon I, to Egypt, following the military campaign in that country. In contrast to the latter, the Mexican expedition" only produced some haphazard results, mainly because the French lost interest after the end of the war. Nevertheless, a few superb monographs were among the published results. This includes this work by the French crustaceologist and ornithologist Alphonse Milne-Edwards (1835-1900), who set, as supervisor of the zoological results, a standard for the quality of this series with this fine monograph. Many species are new. Scattered, mostly marginal foxing, a bit stronger on some explanatory leaves. The plates mostly in a good to very good condition. Nissen ZBI, 1371; 4694.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
 22.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO BEXAR COUNTY TEXAS. 1873 [caption title]

      [Madison, Wi.]: [J.J. Stoner], 1873. Color lithograph map, 23 1/2 x 29 1/4 inches, viewable area. Matted and framed. A clean image with excellent color. A fine copy. A large and attractive "bird's eye view" of San Antonio, Texas, as it appeared in 1873. The plan takes a vantage of the city from the northwest, and denotes forty-one different points of interest on the map including the Alamo, the Menger Hotel, the BEXAR County Courthouse, and the San Fernando Church on the Main Plaza. The convoluted course of the San Antonio River and the city's many plazas and churches are readily apparent in this depiction. Although San Antonio was the second largest population center in the state, it nevertheless lacked a railroad connection and therefore had not yet begun industrial-scale development at this date. The result, as depicted, is a view of a fairly open and pastoral town, but a painstaking sense of detail is still palpable, with even the shadows cast by houses and individual trees being included. The lithographer, Augustus Koch made similar views of other Texas towns in 1873, including Austin, Houston, Victoria, and Waco. Indeed, Koch traveled throughout the West executing commissions to create views of developing towns, and returned to Texas in the 1880s to create new city views. His first efforts in Texas, however, are particularly rare. Reps locates only three copies of this beautiful plan of San Antonio, at the University of Texas, the Witte Museum, and the Daughters of the Texas Revolution Library. REPS, VIEWS AND VIEWMAKERS, 3996.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 23.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        La libération du territoire

      first edition sold for the benefit of the Alsatian-Lorraine, mention of second edition. Bradel binding in full marbled paper, smooth back, black morocco title piece, blankets with preserved stings, golden head, signed binding by Thomas Boichot. Autographed autograph dedication of the author from Victor Hugo to Léon Bienvenu. Some foxinges affecting mainly the first and last sheets. Provenance: from the library of Léon Bienvenu with the printed stamp of his library and numbered with his hand on the title page. Calmann Lévy Paris 1873 15,5x23,5cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 24.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        Polychromatic Ornament. One Hundred Plates in Gold, Silver and Colours, Comprising Upwards of Two Thousand Specimens of the Various Styles of Ancient, Oriental and Medieval Art and Including the Renaissance and the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries.

      Henry Sotheran and Co., London 1873 - Translated from the original French, this magnificent and richly illustrated book has an extensive explanatory text and General Introduction by the author.This copy has been soundly rebacked and the original spine has been carefully laid down and blended with the new leather. The book is stoutly bound with black leather spine and corners with original cloth sides; Gilt lettering on fresh maroon title label on spine and original decorative titling with the author's name on front cover; all edge gilt and fresh finely hand-sewn headbands with original maroon marbled endpapers. The 58-page Introduction is generously illustrated with engravings . The 100 full-page chromolitho plates that follow are arranged in historical order and interspersed by notes. The condition of this substantial volume is as follows - digital photos available upon request:The original spine that has been laid down is somewhat scuffed and rubbed - the leather corners are also a bit bumped and rubbed and the leather has worn off around the tips - there is also some shelf-wear on the bottom edges of the corners where the leather has also worn off. The leading edge of the back board is worn in one place where the cloth has partly worn away revealing the board - this worn area extends just two-and-a-half-inches. Otherwise the boards are sound and remarkably clean for their age with just the odd mark. Owner's ink inscription in decorative hand, dated 1887, on verso of flyleaf - below it is a small ink stamp of a subsequent owner in more recent times. There is moderate foxing on half-title page but only slight foxing on the title-page itself.The title page is slight ragged on both the top and bottom corners with very slight loss, while there is a fairly faint six-inch diagonal crease near the top corner, which is more visible on the verso. There is some general foxing in the Introduction, occasionally moderate but mostly light. The beautiful colour plates themselves are in excellent condition with just the hint of darkening on some of the margins - but this does not affect the images; there is some light foxing on some of the pages containing descriptive Notes between the colour plates. Finally, the back free endpaper has an eight-inch diagonal crease near the top corner, which is now lying flat. Overall this book which has been soundly repaired remains in very good condition for its age. Digital photos available upon request and special arrangements may be needed for carriage. Size: Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Canon Gate Books]
 25.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Jottings during the cruise of H. M. S. Curaçoa among the South Sea Islands in 1865

      Naturalist Julius Brenchley's account of one of the most significant scientific expeditions to the Western Pacific of the nineteenth century. London : Longmans, Green, and Co., 1873. Octavo, gilt-illustrated green cloth (rebacked, a little edge worn), endpapers replaced, folding chromolithograph frontispiece; pp xxviii, 487; colour map; 8 full page wood engravings; 36 text vignettes; chromolithographs; 50 hand-coloured lithographs; a very good copy. 'This voyage was especially significant for the natural history data collected, described here in "Natural History notices" (pp.[353]-474). The ship sailed from Sydney under the command of Sir William Wiseman to display the British flag in the different archipelagoes of the western Pacific. Visits were made to Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island, and Niue or Savage Island; Samoa, Tonga, and Fiji; the New Hebrides, Santa Cruz and Solomon Islands; New Caledonia; and the Loyalty Islands.' - Hill catalogue. Many of the objects collected on the Curaçoa expedition are held in the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney. Ferguson, 7376; Hill, 181; Troelstra, p. 80.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
 26.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        The Stones of Venice

      London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1873. New Edition. Hardcover. Good. Signed. New edition, limited to 1,500 copies signed by John Ruskin at the end of the preface. Three volumes bound in vellum with elaborate gilt stamping to spine and edges, decorative leather title labels to spine. Vellum is toned, soiled and marked, spines darkened. Inner hinges slightly tender. Previous owner ex-libris label to front end sheet of the first volume. Pages toned and with occasional foxing. Small repaired crack in vellum at bottom spine joint of Volume III and short tear across spine. Headband worn on one volume. Signed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
 27.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        [NEW ZEALAND] Commonplace album of Frederick Standish O'Grady, 6th Viscount Guillamore, 1860s - circa 1900.

      A fascinating treasure trove that constitutes a time capsule of four decades -  one of them spent in New Zealand - in the life of an Irish aristocrat of the late nineteenth century. Nineteenth century commonplace album. Folio, original marbled papered boards (heavily worn, lacking most of the leather backstrip), containing 160 pages completely filled with original manuscript material, ink and wash and pencil sketches, newspaper cuttings and printed ephemera, much of it relating to the compiler's time in New Zealand from the beginning of 1873 to the end of 1880; most of the non-manuscript material is laid down on the pages, some is "window-mounted" (i.e. is removable), and a small amount is loose; a number of pages have become disbound, but the album appears complete and there is very little foxing evident. Frederick Standish O'Grady, 6th Viscount Guillamore (1847-1927), a member of the Irish peerage from Cahir Guillamore, County Limerick, later of Derbyshire, was educated at Charterhouse and Oxford (the album contains his graduation certificate), where he gained a reputation as an outstanding athlete and cricketer. O'Grady's great passion, however, was the theatre. In October 1872 he travelled to Canterbury, New Zealand on the Crusader, via Albany and Melbourne (the album contains his Shaw Savill cabin ticket for the passage). In New Zealand he initially stayed with his cousin Thomas O'Grady, "Father of the New Zealand Police Force", at Leithfield, a small township north of Christchurch. He later resided for a number of years in Wanganui, where he performed on the stage and became honorary secretary of the Princess's Theatre. The album contains a great deal of material relating to his long sojourn in New Zealand. There is a large amount of Wanganui and Christchurch theatre ephemera, including numerous printed and handwritten programmes, and a spectacular folded poster for an Irish Famine Fund concert in Wanganui on March 4 1880, organised by O'Grady himself. The album pages often feature O'Grady's own comments regarding these productions and events. A number of ink and wash sketches, all highly competent and charming, depict O'Grady's experiences in the New Zealand bush. O'Grady eventually returned to England, via Hawaii, late in 1880. There are sketches and photographs of Hawaii, including dramatic albumen print views of Kilauea volcano; and small sketches depicting scenes in Melbourne, Albany and other locations on the outward and homeward voyages. The album also contains material from the 1860s, much of which relates to his family history and the world of the theatre, including programmes for productions in which he took part in England; and from the 1880s and 1890s, mostly relating to the theatre, cricket and news from New Zealand. Time and space does not permit a fully itemised list of the album's contents; please view the images we have uploaded, which provide a good representational sample of the wide range of subject matter and format of the material, as well as an idea of the typical layout of the album pages.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
 28.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        Angola and the River Congo

      London: Macmillan & Co, 1873. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Second edition. Two volumes in one. 305 & 340 pp, ill, folding map in front vol 1. John Monteiro was one of the first explorers of Angola and the Congo River basin regions. An extremely interesting work and one of the few in depth early works on the area. In fact, to date it is considered one of the finest works on this area of Africa. Former owner bookplate. Better than VG in orig. blind stamped and gilt cloth. Attractive looking book. All edges gilt.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
 29.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Souvenierblatt zur Wiener Weltausstellung im Jahre 1873.

      - altkol. Lithografie v. A. Planck b. A. Planck & Sohn Wien, 1873, 22,5 x 27,5 Nicht bei Nebehay-Wagner, nicht bei Paulusch, Ikonografie von Österreich. Seltenes Souvenirblatt anläßlich der Weltausstellung 1873 erschienen, zeigt die Porträts des Kaiserpaares Franz-Josef und Elisabeth (Sisi), der Erzherzöge Rainer (Präsident) und Carl-Ludwig (Protektor) sowie von Wilhelm Frh. Schwarz-Senborn (Generaldirektor der Weltausstellung) sowie mittig die Rotunde, oben das neue Rathaus, rechts die Karlskirche und links den Stephansdom sowie unten die Denkmäler auf dem Heldenplatz von Erzherzog Karl und Prinz Eugen; in den Rändern etwas fleckig und angestaubt, sonst in gutem Zustand, selten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
 30.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale, ouvrage publié par ordre de S. M. l'Empereur et par les soins du Ministre de l'Instruction publique. Recherches zoologiques pour servir à l'histoire de la faune d'Amérique Centrale et du Mexique publiées sous la direction de M. Milne Edwards. Cinquième Partie. Tome premier. Études sur les xiphosures et les crustacés de la région Mexicaine.

      - Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1873-1880. Large 4to and matching folio (36 x 28 cm). 368 pp., 61 lithographed (several tinted or chromolithographed) plates, all with explanatory text leaves. Contemporary olive half calf with gilt-lined borders over marbled boards. Spine with five raised, gilt-stippled bands; compartments with gilt triple cadres, and two (red and light brown) morocco labels with gilt titles. Marbled endpapers.= The first and rarest work to deal extensively with the marine crustaceans of Mexico, and with the horseshoe crabs of the same region. A complete copy such as this one is extremely rare. There are no auction records. In 1864, two years after the start of a military campaign in Mexico, Napoleon III ordered an additional scientific expedition, modelled after the famous scientific expedition initiated by Napoleon I, to Egypt, following the military campaign in that country. In contrast to the latter, the Mexican expedition" only produced some haphazard results, mainly because the French lost interest after the end of the war. Nevertheless, a few superb monographs were among the published results. This includes this work by the French crustaceologist and ornithologist Alphonse Milne-Edwards (1835-1900), who set, as supervisor of the zoological results, a standard for the quality of this series with this fine monograph. Many species are new. Scattered, mostly marginal foxing, a bit stronger on some explanatory leaves. The plates mostly in a good to very good condition. Nissen ZBI, 1371; 4694. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
 31.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
 32.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        1- Exposition de 1867. Délégation des ouvriers relieurs. Première partie: la reliure aux Expositions de l'industrie (1798-1862). Paris, Au Siège de la Commission, chez M. Clémence, 1868. xxvii, 278 p. 2- Exposition de 1867. Délégation des ouvriers relieurs. Deuxième partie: La reliure à l’Exposition de 1867. Etudes comparatives de la reliure ancienne et moderne. Paris, chez tous les libraires,1869-1875. (4), 223 p, 9 planches de reproductions de reliures hors-texte photogravées par Dujardin et imprimées par Eudes. 3- Rapport des Délégués de Paris ouvriers relieurs à l'exposition de Vienne. Paris, Imp. Nouv., [1873]. 48 p.

      - Ensemble relié en un volume in-8, demi-chagrin vert bronze de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs filets or garni de caissons richement dorés, titre doré, 9 planches de reproductions de reliure hors texte. Edition originale de cet important document, tant pour l'histoire de la reliure que pour l’histoire sociale. Elu à la tête des cinq délégués relieurs à l'exposition universelle de 1867, Eugène Varlin participa à la rédaction du rapport lors de son séjour en prison en 1868 après le deuxième procès de l’Internationale. Ses initiales figurent au bas de l’avant-propos du deuxième volume (« E.V. ») aux côtés de la signature de V. Wynants. Parmi les autres membres de la délégation des relieurs parisiens à l'Exposition universelle : Adolphe Clémence, petit-fils d’un membre de la conjuration des Egaux, un des fondateurs de l'Internationale, futur acteur de la Commune qui assura la distribution du premier volume, Jean-Pierre Leclère, Alphonse Delacour, E. Paillet et Victor Wynants. Ce dernier fit partie de la commission qui, en 1875, fit paraître le deuxième volume du rapport. Varlin était mort entre temps. Cf. Michel Cordillot, 'Eugène Varlin, chronique d'un espoir assassiné', Paris, Editions Ouvrières, 1991. (Maitron, IX, p. 276). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie HATCHUEL]
 33.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Experimental researches in cerebral physiology and pathology. In "The West Riding Lunatic Asylum Medical Reports," Vol. III

      Smith, Elder, London 1873 - Ferrier, David (1843-1928). Experimental researches in cerebral physiology and pathology. In The West Riding Lunatic Asylum Medical Reports 3 (1873): 30-96. Whole volume. vi, 349pp. Text illustrations. London: Smith, Elder, 1873. 215 x 136 mm. Quarter morocco, marbled boards ca. 1873, top edge gilt, light edgewear. Light toning but very good. Clipped signature of David Ferrier, dated 1896, tipped to front flyleaf. First Edition of Ferrier’s groundbreaking first publication on the localization of cerebral function, which made his fame as an experimental neurologist. Extremely rare on the market, with no auction records going back to the nineteenth century. In the 1860s the great British neurologist John Hughlings Jackson had suggested that bodily functions could be mapped in an organized fashion onto the cerebral cortex. Jackson’s suggestion, based solely on clinical observations, was supported by experiments on dogs conducted by German physiologists Eduard Hitzig and Gustav Fritsch, who published their research in 1870. Wanting to confirm and extend the work of Hitzig and Fritsch, Ferrier, who was then working as a neurologist in London’s National Hospital for Paralysis and Epilepsy, undertook a program of experimental research at the West Riding Lunatic Asylum, an institution headed by his friend Sir James Crichton-Browne. Over the spring and summer of 1873, Ferrier obtained experimental results demonstrating that various neurologic functions were controlled by separate parts of the cerebrum and that damage or loss of that part created an irrevocable and particular deficit. He showed that these areas were much more discrete as one ascended the phylogenetic scale and accordingly effects of brain damage in rabbits, dogs and cats etc. could not be compared to those in monkeys, apes and human beings. "[Ferrier] mapped much of the cerebral cortex and carefully delineated the ‘motor-region,’ as he termed it; the scheme of localized function that he put forward was based on the concept of ‘motor’ and ‘sensory’ regions. Like Fritsch and Hitzig, Ferrier carried out ablations of local areas of cerebral cortex as well as [electrical] stimulation and observed the resulting functional deficit. Jackson’s concept of ‘discharging’ and ‘destroying’ lesions was therefore reproduced experimentally and his theories put to the test. As far as the primates were concerned, they were shown to be correct" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). Clarke & O’Mally, The Human Brain and Spinal Cord, pp. 513-14. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience]
 34.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Trial of Aratus F. Pierce, At Lockport, N.Y., For the Murder of..

      1873. A Successful "Mania Transitoria" Defense [Trial]. Pierce, Aratus F., Defendant. Trial of Aratus F. Pierce, At Lockport, N.Y., For the Murder of William Bullock, Eighth Judicial District, Court of Oyer and Terminer, Charles Daniels, Presiding; Lorenzo Webster and G.L. Judd, Associate Justices, Tried at Adjourned October Term, 1871. Lockport, NY: M.C. Richardson and Co., 1871. 101 pp. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-3/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers. Minor wear to spine ends, a few small chips to edges, light soiling to rear wrapper, light toning to interior. A well-preserved copy of a scarce title. $1,250. * Only edition. Pierce killed a man who seduced his sister, then refused to marry her. The trial is notable because it involved a successful defense based on the law of "mania transitoria," or momentary insanity (McDade). OCLC locates 13 copies, 4 in law libraries (Harvard, Social Law, Supreme Court of New York, U.S. Supreme Court). McDade, The Annals of Murder 748.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
 35.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Le tableau de la croix representé dans les ceremonies de la Ste. Messe ensemble la tresor de la devotion aux soufrances de N[ot]re. S[eigneur]. I[esus]. C[hrist]. le tout enrichi de belles figures.Paris, Francois Mazot, "1651" (privilege dated 20 September 1652). 8vo & small 4to (16.5 x 11.5 cm). With engraved title-page and 48 engraved leaves by Guillaume de Gheyn, J. Collin, and J. Durant. Later 17th-century French red morocco, elaborately gold-tooled with pointillé tools in a panel design with 2 roll borders and hundreds of impression of numerous tools, the 6 spine compartments gold-tooled, gilt edges.

      Durportal, Livres à figures, pp. 244-245; The Perkins Library 254; for the binding: Davauchelle, La reliure en France I, pp. 134-144; for Perkins: Quaritch (ed.), Dictionary of Book Collectors, p. 222. First edition of a wholly engraved prayer book. The first part depicts moments in the celebration of the Holy Mass with scenes from the life of Christ, with on the opposite pages prayers in Latin and French adorned with portraits of saints and small flowers, insects and birds, followed by a Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus, and a Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary, both with a portrait. The last part includes 7 psalms illustrated with scenes from the life of David, preceded by a portrait of David surrounded by events from his life with "Histoire de David" on a banderol. The binding is a fine example of French "pointillé" tooling. This luxurious style of finishing, consisting of dotted lines and curves, was introduced in France in the third decade of the 17th century and was used by many masterly gilders, the most famous of whom was known as "Le Gascon", a mysterious binder whose identity remains obscure.The present copy comes from the library of the 19th-century collector Henry Perkins, whose collection "was in certain respects the most valuable ever brought together" (Quaritch). The library was sold at auction in 1873.With the armorial bookplate of Willes Nevin on front pastedown and owner's inscriptions of Henry Perkins, Willis Nevin ("July 1873 / Bought from Pickering who bought it at the Perkins sale of books"), and Ernest Geldart ("1877"). Name below the dedication struck through. Spine and board edges skilfully repaired (possibly to obscure the removal of 2 clasps). A very good copy in a luxurious binding.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
 36.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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 .

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA ]
 37.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        Autograph sheet of scientific notes

      - [Besso, Michele (1873-1955).] Autograph manuscript notes, including numerous mathematical calculations. One sheet, written on one side only. N.p., n.d. [ca. 1911-1912]. 220 x 140 mm. Creased horizontally but fine. Besso met his close friend Einstein when the latter was at the Federal Polytechnic Institute (now the ETH Zurich); Einstein described Besso as "the best sounding board in Europe" for scientific ideas. The present sheet of notes in Besso’s hand is an example of this fruitful relationship between the two men: It contains Besso’s mathematical recalculations of formulae that Einstein used in his paper "Thermodynamische Begründung des photochemischen Äquivalentgestezes" [Thermodynamic foundation of the photochemical equivalence law], published in the Annalen der Physik on March 26, 1912. On this leaf Besso makes specific use of Planck’s constant h, which at the time was calculated as 6.5 x 10-27: "Die Energie pro Molekul, E/N = h[nu]." This and the other calculations at the foot of the leaf relate directly to p. 837 of Einstein’s paper, in which Einstein re-expressed Wilhelm Wien’s formula of radiation by introducing Planck’s constant into it. Besso is best known today for his collaboration with Einstein on research that led to the theory of general relativity. In 1913 and 1914 the two friends generated a set of research notes now known as the Einstein-Besso manuscript, one of only two extant manuscripts (the other being the so-called Zurich notebook of 1912-13) with research notes documenting Einstein’s work toward the general theory of relativity.

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience]
 38.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
 39.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Lettre autographe signée (1891)

      - Péguy (Charles) (1873-1914) Écrivain, poète et essayiste français Lettre autographe signée « Péguy », Orléans, 28 juillet 1891, à Paul Meunier, 1 page in-8 sur papier quadrillé. Curieuse lettre du jeune Péguy alors âgé de 18 ans. « Mon cher, Comme j’espère encore que tu vis toujours, malgré ta disparition subite de vendredi soir, je te prie de vouloir bien me faire savoir le plus tôt possible si tu as gardé ton Lallifier de Rhêts, et si tu peux me le prêter pour les présentes vacances. Si tu as le bonheur de savoir quoi que ce soit sur Bourgeois, dis le moi par le même train. Au revoir. Péguy ». Bon élève, Charles Péguy obtient son baccalauréat en 1891 et poursuivra ses études au lycée Lakanal de Sceaux puis au collège Sainte-Barbe à Paris.

      [Bookseller: Thomas Vincent]
 40.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Devotions of Dame Gertrude More

      Art and Book Co, 1873. Hardcover book published by Art and Book Co., with no publishing date noted. The book is good plus with shelfwear, rubbed corners, browning to the pages (many which are still uncut) and a small tear to the title page. A nice example of a very scarce resource. . Hard Cover. Good.

      [Bookseller: MyFirstEditions]
 41.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        CIRCULAR LETTER. H. & M. PURE SOLUBLE FERTILIZER, A. WE ARE NOW RECEIVING ORDERS FOR.[caption title and first line of text].

      Columbus, Ga.: Isaac I. Moses Co., 1873. - Broadside, 10 x 8 inches. Minor soiling. Near fine. With directions for use. At the time of the Civil War, the Moses family were fifth-generation Sephardic Jews. They were "completely acculturated into Columbus society while remaining devout Jews" (Rosen). During the war, Isaac Moses manufactured rifles for the Confederacy at Columbus. The American Civil War database lists an Isaac Moses serving in Nelson's Georgia cavalry, but provides no further information. Not in Hummel or Singerman. ROSEN, THE JEWISH CONFEDERATES 18-19, 385 note 37.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 42.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        LE TOUR DU MONDE EN QUATRE-VINGTS JOURS

      Paris: Bibliotheque d'Education et de Recreation J. Hetzel et Cie, [1873].. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1] 2-217 [218-220], 56 illustrations by A. de Neuville and L. Benett, plus two-page map at rear, nineteenth-century three-quarter leather and cloth. First edition, first printing of the volume simple with printer's code "1757 -- 73" on page [220], variant with printer's imprint on title leaf verso measuring 76 mm. instead of 82 mm. Verne's most popular novel, published in English as THE TOUR OF THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS and as AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS, its better known title. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-154 and (1981) 1-165. Clareson, Science-Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 762. Bottin, pp. 359-60. Leather rubbed at edges, scattered foxing throughout, still a sound, tight, very good copy. (#134836)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
 43.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Ateliers zur Anfertigung kirchlicher Geräthe und Gefäße. Zuzüglich Preis-Listen von Kirchengeräten (ca. 1873)

      Verzeichnisse + 172 Tafeln, 293 Abb. Stahlstiche, 45, 5 x 30 cm, fachmännisch neu aufgebunden, antiquarisch gut erhaltenes Exemplar, K8644

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchhandel Daniel Viertel]
 44.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


        Experimental researches in cerebral physiology and pathology In "The West Riding Lunatic Asylum Medical Reports," Vol III

      London: Smith, Elder, 1873. Ferrier, David (1843-1928). Experimental researches in cerebral physiology and pathology. In The West Riding Lunatic Asylum Medical Reports 3 (1873): 30-96. Whole volume. vi, 349pp. Text illustrations. London: Smith, Elder, 1873. 215 x 136 mm. Quarter morocco, marbled boards ca. 1873, top edge gilt, light edgewear. Light toning but very good. Clipped signature of David Ferrier, dated 1896, tipped to front flyleaf. First Edition of Ferrier?s groundbreaking first publication on the localization of cerebral function, which made his fame as an experimental neurologist. Extremely rare on the market, with no auction records going back to the nineteenth century. In the 1860s the great British neurologist John Hughlings Jackson had suggested that bodily functions could be mapped in an organized fashion onto the cerebral cortex. Jackson?s suggestion, based solely on clinical observations, was supported by experiments on dogs conducted by German physiologists Eduard Hitzig and Gustav Fritsch, who published their research in 1870. Wanting to confirm and extend the work of Hitzig and Fritsch, Ferrier, who was then working as a neurologist in London?s National Hospital for Paralysis and Epilepsy, undertook a program of experimental research at the West Riding Lunatic Asylum, an institution headed by his friend Sir James Crichton-Browne. Over the spring and summer of 1873, Ferrier obtained experimental results demonstrating that various neurologic functions were controlled by separate parts of the cerebrum and that damage or loss of that part created an irrevocable and particular deficit. He showed that these areas were much more discrete as one ascended the phylogenetic scale and accordingly effects of brain damage in rabbits, dogs and cats etc. could not be compared to those in monkeys, apes and human beings. ?[Ferrier] mapped much of the cerebral cortex and carefully delineated the ?motor-region,? as he termed it; the scheme of localized function that he put forward was based on the concept of ?motor? and ?sensory? regions. Like Fritsch and Hitzig, Ferrier carried out ablations of local areas of cerebral cortex as well as [electrical] stimulation and observed the resulting functional deficit. Jackson?s concept of ?discharging? and ?destroying? lesions was therefore reproduced experimentally and his theories put to the test. As far as the primates were concerned, they were shown to be correct? (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). Clarke & O?Mally, The Human Brain and Spinal Cord, pp. 513-14.

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's Historyofscience.com]
 45.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.