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        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.

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        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.

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        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

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        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.

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        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.

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        [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.

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        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.

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        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.

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        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]

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        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]

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        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]

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        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]

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        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.

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        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.

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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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        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.

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

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

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        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.

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        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.

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        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.

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        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)

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        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

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        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.

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        Mikrogeologische Studien über das kleinste Leben der Meeres-Tiefgründe aller Zonen und dessen geologischen Einfluss. [AND] Fortsetzung der mikrogeologischen Studien als Gesammt-Uebersicht der mikroskopischen Paläontologie gleichartig analysirter Gebirgsarten der Erde, mit specieller Rücksicht auf den Polycystinen-Mergel von Barbados.

      Berlin, Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, G. Vogt, 1873-1875. Two parts in two. 4to (27.5 x 22.2 cm). 496 [131-399; 1-226] pp., 42 [I-XII; I-XXX] partly tinted lithographed plates, and one coloured folded world-map, six large, folded tables. Original printed boards and matching later boards.l This is a rare complete set of the "Studien" both published in the academy's Abhandlungen. Together, it forms an important contribution to the start of micropalaeontology, in particular the study of the sea bottom. It is more or less a continuation of Ehrenberg's famous "Mikrogeologie" and deals mainly with the of the skeletons of "lower" organisms such as diatoms, and Foraminifera. The illustrations are excellent, those in the first (1873) part are partly coloured or tinted. The second part contains a "Nachtrag", covering pp. 169-226. Nissen only quotes the famous Mikrogeology but not these Mikrogeologische Studien. Some foxing to the tables and plates of the second part. A few japanese paper repairs to some text leaves of the first part, otherwise a good set. Nissen ZBI, 1245; Zittel p. 326.

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        Modern Painters in 5 volumes [complete]

      Smith, Elder and Company , 1873 . Hardback. . 5 volumes Imperial 8vo olive green cloth with gilt titles/decoration on spine and blind decoration to boards. Tan endpapers. Edition limited to 1000 copies. Illustrated. All volumes Good+ (light edgewear esp. to spines, and corners bumped, minimal foxing to endpapers, spines sunned, text clean and unmarked in all vols.). Bright, tight and clean matching set in publisher's green cloth. Volume 1 signed by the author at the end of the preface.

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        La patrie en danger EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Dentu, 1873. Fine. Dentu, Paris s.d. (1873), 15x24cm, relié. - First edition, one of 10 numbered copies and justified on laid by Edmond de Goncourt, deluxe edition. Binding half shagreen chocolate brown back with four nerves, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, red head, contemporary binding. Signed autograph of Edmond de Goncourt to his friend the painter and enameller Claudius Popelin. Two light snagging minor on the cuts, nice copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 10 exemplaires numérotés et justifiés sur vergé par Edmond de Goncourt, tirage de tête. Reliure en demi chagrin marron chocolat, dos à quatre nerfs, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête rouge, reliure de l'époque. Envoi autographe signé d'Edmond de Goncourt à son ami le peintre et émailleur Claudius Popelin. Deux légers accrocs sans gravité sur les coupes, agréable exemplaire.  

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        Ethnologischer Atlas s?mmtlicher Menschen-Racen in Photographien, . . .Hamburg, Otto Meissner, [1876]. With letterpress title-leaf and 179 albumen prints mounted on 25 paperboard leaves (31.5?46.5 cm), each leaf with a short general description in German, and all photos with irregularly numbered captions. Loose in a modern black half cloth clamshell box, with the original printed title-wrapper mounted on front.

      Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p. 154; KVK/WorldCat (1 copy); cf. Theye, "Einige Neuigkeiten zu Leben und Werk der Bruder Carl Victor und Friedrich Dammann"; not in Ferguson; Sabin; South African Bibliography; etc. Extremely rare collection of photographs intended for the use at schools, by Carl Victor and Friedrich Wilhelm Dammann, who are best known for their massive photographic work Anthropologisch-Ethnologisches Album in Photographien published in instalments between 1873 and 1874. The collection contains photographs of ethnic types from all over the world, including Africans, Arabs, Chinese, Japanese and indigenous Americans, starting with the "civilised" Western-Europeans and ending with Australians, Melanesians and Micronesians.We have located only two other copies.With contemporary large bookseller's ticket of "Vetter's plastische leermiddelen" in Rotterdam, specializing in education. Paperboards slightly browned and foxed, some minor stains and occasional damage to the photos. Original wrapper rubbed. Extremely rare photo album.

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        Exposicion que hase [sic] el Canton provincia de Porto-viejo, de los motivos legales y políticos que há tenido para declararse unanimente incorporada a la Republica de Colombia segun la ley fundamental del estado dictada por el Congreso general, y sancionada por el voto de los pueblos.Lima, San Jacinto, [1822]. 4to. Side stitched.

      - Biblioteca de ex-coronel Pineda, vol. II (1873), p. 158; Dueñas de Anhalzer, "Marqueses, cacaoteros, y vecinos de Portoviejo", p. 289; WorldCat (2 copies); not in Medina; Palau; Sabin. Very rare pamphlet, printed in Lima, proclaiming the decision of the Canton of Portoviejo (in modern Ecuador) to join the Republic of Greater Colombia. The text was presumably written by the priest and revolutionary Cayetano Ramírez y Fita (1776-1854) and adapted in December 1821. Since the text was printed in Lima and refutations of the text appeared in a Guayaquil newspaper between May and June 1822, it is likely that the pamphlet appeared at the beginning of 1822.As part of the Spanish colonies in South-America, Portoviejo had been an important centre for conquistadors. In October 1820, as the Spanish empire in South-America was disintegrating, Portoviejo joined the other cities in the region of Guayaquil in declaring independence. The future of the region was uncertain as president Simón Bolívar of Colombia considered the region to be part of his state, while a number of movements in Guayaquil advocated joining the Republic of Peru. Portoviejo opposed to the rest of Guayaquil when in December 1821 its "cabildo" (administrative council) declared the canton to be part of the Republic of Colombia. Bolivár annexed the rest of the Province of Guayaquil in July 1822.With library stamps. Some small waterstains in the inner margins and a large waterstain at the head. Some small tears and folds near the edges and the title-page and last pages somewhat soiled; otherwise in good condition, edges untrimmed.

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        Researches in Spectrum-Analysis in Connexion with the Spectrum of the Sun. I & II" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 163 for the Year 1873, pp. 253-279, 639-658)

      Royal Society of London, London 1873 - iv, [2], iv, [4], [1]-662 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les institutions sanitaires pendant le conflit Austro-Prussien-Italien

      Paris: G. Masson, 1873. [16], 188pp. Paris: G. Masson, 1873. 227 x 146 mm. Original printed wrappers (brittle), chipped with loss. Fore-edges a little dust-soiled and frayed. Fifth edition, originally published in 1867. Preserved in a protective case. THE ANCESTOR OF THE AMERICAN RED CROSS. Scarce: ours is apparently the only copy currently on the market. Evans (1823-1897), an American dentist, settled in France in the late 1840s where he enjoyed an extraordinary success, numbering Napoleon III and members of other important European royal families among his patients, and amassing a large personal fortune. Through his connections with the politically powerful Evans became interested in diplomacy and international philanthropy: during the Crimean, Austro-Prussian-Italian and Franco-Prussian wars he financed the establishment of ambulance corps and other relief facilities for the wounded, and during the American Civil War he founded the U.S. Sanitary Commission at Philadelphia, the ancestor of the American Red Cross. The present work documents these services; it also includes an essay on ambulance wagons and a catalogue of Evans' collection of materials used by the U.S. Sanitary Commission. Dr. Evans devoted enormous energies to enriching the great European movement for civilian assistance to wounded soldiers with the practical experience of American volunteers on the battlefields of the Civil War. Evans, along with Henry Dunant, had witnessed the sufferings of the innumerable wounded of the battle of Solferino. He joined with the European elite (many of them his clients) in promoting the International Societies for Assistance to Wounded Soldiers, launched by Dunant and recognized by the Geneva Convention of 1864. In a book he published in French in Paris in 1866, Evans described the activities of the Sanitary Commission, which had come to the aid of the wounded of the Civil War (1861-1865). Evans published other books on the theme of the care of wounded soldiers, while more concretely drawing the attention of Europeans to the fruits of the American experience through the presentation of his personal collection of American first aid materiel in a pavilion at Paris' World Fair of 1867. Three years later, Evans put his collection to work during the Siege of Paris, outfitting a complete tent hospital, the American Ambulance at this time, the term ambulance referred to an "ambulatory" or field hospital set up in tents, barracks or other buildings taken over for this use pitched on a vacant lot a few hundred yards downhill from the Arch of Triumph. The American Ambulance was staffed by volunteers, its doctors, experienced veterans of the Civil War, and its non-medical personnel composed of members of the Colony. It was in this ambulance that many French first became aware of the efficiency of American "volunteer" action. CONTENTS: CHAPITRE PREMIER. --- LA COMMISSION SANITAIRE DES ÉTATS-UNIS ET LA CONVENTION DE GENÈVE. --- Tendance des nations modernes a mitiger les souffrances qu'entraîne la guerre. --- La commission sanitaire des États-Unis. --- Initiative des femmes americaines.---Les conferences de Geneve. --- Les principes de la convention de Geneve sont analogues a ceux enonces dans les statuts de la Commission sanitaire americaine. --- L'etablissement des societes internationales de secours favorise par plusieurs souveraines. CHAPITRE II. --- ORIGINE DE LA SOCIÉTÉ PRUSSIENNE DE SECOURS AUX BLESSES. --- Sympathie du roi et de la reine de Prusse pour l'oeuvre de la Commission sanitaire des Etats-Unis. --- Lettre autographe du roi. --- Groupes d'hospitaliers volontaires aux differentes gares des chemins de fer. --- Premiers debuts de la Societe prussienne de secours. --- Son activite pendant la campagne du Schleswig-Holstein. --- Envoi de commissaires dans le Schleswig. CHAPITRE III. --- TRANSFORMATION DE LA SOCIÉTÉ CENTRALE EN SOCIÉTÉ DE SECOURS INTERNATIONALE. --- Les ressources du departement de la guerre, quelque considerables qu'elles soient, sont le plus souvent insuffisantes. --- Necessite de l'action spontanee des populations. --- La Societe prussienne de secours aux militaires blesses et malades obtient le droit de corporation. --- Appel du comite central a la nation. --- Depôt central de Berlin. --- Reflexions qu'il suggere a l'auteur. --- Statuts de la societe prussienne de secours. CHAPITRE IV. --- COMBAT DE LANGENSALZA. --- Acharnement de la lutte. --- La ville de Langensalza encombree de blesses. --- Insuffisance complete des ressources du service medical dans l'armee hanovrienne et dans le detachement prussien. --- Angoisses des medecins militaires. --- Leur joie a la vue des secours expedies par le comite central de Berlin. CHAPITRE V. --- LA BATAILLE DE SADOWA. --- Grandeur de la lutte. ---Scenes navrantes. --- Un grand nombre de blesses restes plusieurs jours sans pansement. --- Activite et devouement des medecins prussiens. --- Les ambulances dans les villages qui environnent le champ de bataille. --- Bonte et sollicitude des chirurgiens dans les hôpitaux de campagne. --- Les blesses dans les hôpitaux de Milowitz et de Sadowa. CHAPITRE VI. --- ACTIVITÉ DE LA SOCIÉTÉ PRUSSIENNE. --- Convois importants expedies sur le theâtre de la guerre. --- Établissements de depôts en Bohême et sur les bords du Mein. --- Caractere international de la Societe prussienne de secours. Buffets etablis dans les gares des chemins de fer pour distribuer des rafraîchissements aux troupes. --- La Societe prussienne distribue des livres. --Desinteressement et devouement des agents de la Societe. --- Le journal Kriegerheil. CHAPITRE VII. --- LES CHEVALIERS DES ORDRES DE SAINT-JEAN ET DE MALTE. --- Services rendus par ces ordres pendant la guerre. --- Les hôpitaux de Berlin. --- Activite de la reine et de la princesse royale de Prusse en faveur des societes de secours. CHAPITRE VIII. --- LES SOCIÉTÉS DE SECOURS EN SAXE ET DANS L'ALLEMAGNE DU SUD. --- La societe de secours saxonne. --- Le general de Reitzenstein. --- La Societe sanitaire du Wurtemberg. --- Vues elevees de la reine de Wurtemberg sur la mission des institutions sanitaires. --- Le Badischer Frauenverein. --- Zele et devouement de la grande-duchesse et de la princesse Wilhelm. --- Le mouvement sanitaire en Baviere. CHAPITRE IX. --- LES SOCIÉTÉS DE SECOURS AUTRICHIENNES. --- Le Patriotischer Damenverein. --- La princesse de Schwarzenberg met son palais a la disposition de l'Association des dames. --- Devouement de madame de Lowenthal. --- La Societe patriotique rend de grands services a l'armee. --- Le Holzhospital. --- Conduite heroique de deux femmes. CHAPITRE X. --- LA SOCIÉTÉ ITALIENNE DE SECOURS AUX BLESSÉS. --- La Societe medicale de Milan, sous l'impulsion de son president, organise la premiere Societe locale de secours. --- Appel de cette association a l'Italie. --- Le comite de la Societe milanaise reconnu comme comite central de la Societe italienne de secours aux blesses, --- Au moment de la guerre, le comite florentin s'etablit comme comite central des Societes situees au sud du Pô. --- Discussions a la suite de cet incident. --- Services rendus par la Societe italienne de secours aux blesses. CHAPITRE XI. --- CONCLUSION. --- Les societes de secours qui ont fonctionne pendant la derniere guerre n'ont point permis de constater un progres sur les procedes employes par la Commission sanitaire des Etats-Unis. --- Utilite de collections sanitaires. --- La collection sanitaire americaine de l'auteur. --- Accession de la Russie a la convention de Geneve. --- L'Exposition internationale des societes de secours aux blesses. --- Resultats heureux de cette exposition. APPENDICE. --- Essai sur les voitures d'ambulance. CATALOGUE DE LA COLLECTION SANITAIRE DU DOCTEUR THOMAS W. EVANS.

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        Ethnologischer Atlas sämmtlicher Menschen-Racen in Photographien, . . .Hamburg, Otto Meissner, [1876]. With letterpress title-leaf and 179 albumen prints mounted on 25 paperboard leaves (31.5×46.5 cm), each leaf with a short general description in German, and all photos with irregularly numbered captions. Loose in a modern black half cloth clamshell box, with the original printed title-wrapper mounted on front.

      - Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p. 154; KVK/WorldCat (1 copy); cf. Theye, "Einige Neuigkeiten zu Leben und Werk der Bruder Carl Victor und Friedrich Dammann"; not in Ferguson; Sabin; South African Bibliography; etc. Extremely rare collection of photographs intended for the use at schools, by Carl Victor and Friedrich Wilhelm Dammann, who are best known for their massive photographic work Anthropologisch-Ethnologisches Album in Photographien published in instalments between 1873 and 1874. The collection contains photographs of ethnic types from all over the world, including Africans, Arabs, Chinese, Japanese and indigenous Americans, starting with the "civilised" Western-Europeans and ending with Australians, Melanesians and Micronesians.We have located only two other copies.With contemporary large bookseller's ticket of "Vetter's plastische leermiddelen" in Rotterdam, specializing in education. Paperboards slightly browned and foxed, some minor stains and occasional damage to the photos. Original wrapper rubbed. Extremely rare photo album.

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        BEYOND THE SNOW; BEING A HISTORY OF TRIM'S ADVENTURES IN NORDLICHTSCHEIN ..

      Chicago: Published by The Lakeside Press, 1873.. Octavo, [1-4] [1-8] 9-323 [324-326] [327-328] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], flyleaves at front and rear, inserted chromolithograph half title, twelve full-page illustrations in the text, original pictorial green cloth, front panel stamped in gold and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, cream coated endpapers. First edition. "An imaginative north polar lost race fantasy adventure story for boys, featuring a race of tall, very spindly people." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 93. "An early proto-science fiction novel which extrapolated on Darwinian theories. Unique and wonderful illustrations." - The Stuart Teitler Collection of Lost Race Fiction, p. 184. Bleiler (1978), p. 164. Reginald 12083. Wright (II) 2004. Early gift inscription on the front flyleaf. Some light insect tracking to cloth, mostly around the edges of the front panel, still a bright, very good copy. (#148978)

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        Exposicion que hase [sic] el Canton provincia de Porto-viejo, de los motivos legales y políticos que há tenido para declararse unanimente incorporada a la Republica de Colombia segun la ley fundamental del estado dictada por el Congreso general, y sancionada por el voto de los pueblos.Lima, San Jacinto, [1822]. 4to. Side stitched.

      Biblioteca de ex-coronel Pineda, vol. II (1873), p. 158; Dueñas de Anhalzer, "Marqueses, cacaoteros, y vecinos de Portoviejo", p. 289; WorldCat (2 copies); not in Medina; Palau; Sabin. Very rare pamphlet, printed in Lima, proclaiming the decision of the Canton of Portoviejo (in modern Ecuador) to join the Republic of Greater Colombia. The text was presumably written by the priest and revolutionary Cayetano Ramírez y Fita (1776-1854) and adapted in December 1821. Since the text was printed in Lima and refutations of the text appeared in a Guayaquil newspaper between May and June 1822, it is likely that the pamphlet appeared at the beginning of 1822.As part of the Spanish colonies in South-America, Portoviejo had been an important centre for conquistadors. In October 1820, as the Spanish empire in South-America was disintegrating, Portoviejo joined the other cities in the region of Guayaquil in declaring independence. The future of the region was uncertain as president Simón Bolívar of Colombia considered the region to be part of his state, while a number of movements in Guayaquil advocated joining the Republic of Peru. Portoviejo opposed to the rest of Guayaquil when in December 1821 its "cabildo" (administrative council) declared the canton to be part of the Republic of Colombia. Bolivár annexed the rest of the Province of Guayaquil in July 1822.With library stamps. Some small waterstains in the inner margins and a large waterstain at the head. Some small tears and folds near the edges and the title-page and last pages somewhat soiled; otherwise in good condition, edges untrimmed.

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        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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        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.

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        ELBERT ANDERSON'S PHOTO-COMIC ALLMYKNACK.; Illustrated by R. Heighway

      Philadelphia: Benerman & Wilson, 1873. First edition. Heighway, R.. 12mo., 68 pp., illustrated with b&w drawings, advertisements. Decorative gilt-stamped cloth which is darkened along the foredge and rubbed at the spine ends and tips. A very good copy. An irreverent and comic collection of dates, facts and aphorisms, many actually related to photography by the author of THE SKYLIGHT AND THE DARK-ROOM. INSCRIBED by Elbert Anderson to H.T. Anthony. WorldCat locates only six copies.

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        Palmitos. A Novel

      T. Cautley Newby, Publisher. 30, Welbeck Street, London 1873 - 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 Purple cloth, traces of paper label on spine, rubbed, some hinges weak. Rare [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Nos poires.

      Gentbrugge, Établissement Horticulture de Louis Van Houtte, [N.D. but 1873]. Oblong folio (35.5 x 26.7 cm). 32 pp., 22 plates, numbered A-V; of which 16 (numbered A-C, J-V) in fine chromolithography, finished by hand, and tissue-guarded. Original blind-tooled cloth, with gilt title on the front board. Floral-patterned endpapers.l An extremely rare and fine monograph on Belgian pears (the title plainly meaning "Our pears"), describing no less than 431 different types of pears, including 234 different specimens of pears illustrated on 22 full colour plates, and six black and white (outline) plates, each with six images. The author was Louis Benoît Van Houtte (1810-1876). "If the nineteenth century Ghent florists had an icon, it was undoubtedly Louis Van Houtte. He traded a job at the Ministry of Finance for that of a botanist and florist. He opened a shop in Brussels, went on botanical expedition to the Brazilian jungle, was briefly director of the Brussels Botanical Garden and finally settled in Gentbrugge, where he specialized in ornamental horticulture. He was the first to bring to Europe the famous giant water lily, Victoria regina, for which he built a special greenhouse which attracted many visitors. Van Houtte was also politically active, and from 1854 until his death he was mayor of Gentbrugge. As a liberal, he also devoted much attention to the establishment of the municipal education and had built two schools. His legacy includes the famous magazine, 'L'Horticulture Belge' and the 23 volumes of the 'Flore des Serres et des Jardins de l'Europe' published between 1845 and 1883" (after B. D'Hondt, 2014). This fine pear-publication, however, is little known and must be very rare. It includes images of pear types now long forgotten, but also some pears that are still commercially successful. Some light shelfwear, spine foot frayed, private owner's stamp of P. Fenterer van Vlissingen, and earlier autograph (partly erased) in the title page top margin, otherwise a very good, clean copy. Very rare. OCLC reports only two copies, both in European libraries. Not in Nissen BBI, Raphael (An Oak Spring Pomona), or Stafleu & Cowan.

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        LACERDA'S JOURNEY TO CAZEMBE IN 1798

      John Murray, London 1873 - Wear to extremities. Front hinge started with ffep slightly loose. Archival tape repair to fold-out front map. Binding loose in spots; The story of the Portugese expeditions through central Africa, translated and annotated by Sir Richard Burton; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 271 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue des livres anciens reliés en maroquin avec armoiries choisis par feu M. de Ribeyre; Accompanied by 13 autograph letters (1864-1869)

      Adolphe Labitte, Paris 1873 - 8vo. 16 pp. Original wrappers. Catalog describing 105 lots from Ribeyre's library. Accompanied by 13 autograph letters (1864-1869), 50 pp.The bibliophilic correspondence of the Marquis de Ribeyre, written to an unidentified recipient toward the last years of his life, mentioning contemporary book sales with comments on those collections, his personal reading, his research and discoveries in archeology and other subjects, his travel, leisure and daily life in 19th century Paris, and his book collecting. Three letters carry a blind stamp with his arms (they have been cut out on a fourth).Included here is the rare sale catalog of his library, Catalogue des livres anciens reliés en maroquin avec armoiries choisis par feu M. de Ribeyre (1872). Only the copy at the Grolier Club has been located; the title is absent from the catalog of the BnF. Also included are a curious assortment of documents that suggest a close connection to Ribeyre: extracts of a translation of Lucian’s La Pharsale in two versions, one by [Ribeyre or his correspondent?] and the other a transcription of the 1865 Paris edition by Garnier frères. More interesting are two pages of notes on the prices realized at the sale of Ribeyre’s paintings, sold in 1872. The notes corresponding to: Catalogue des tableaux anciens importants des ecoles francaise, flamande et italienne composant la collection de feu M. le marquis de Ribeyre. / [expert] Emile Barre. Finally, there are 5 pp. of notes that appear to trace the genealogy of the Marquis de Ribeyre de Villemont, as he is referred to on the title page of his monograph Origines, Migrations et Etablissements des Differentes Races qui ont peuple l' Europe. Dentu: Paris, 1856. The genealogical notes trace Ribeyre’s ancestors to the 16th century and include the date and place of his marriage. The correspondence: 13 ALS, 50 pp.All the letters are addressed to "Mon cher ami", thus a male correspondent who it seems resides at least part of the time in Loisail (letters of 13 and 28 Oct 1864) about 100 miles southwest of Paris. The two correspondents share an acquaintance with M. and Mme Lorenzo (13 and 22 Oct 1864) and an interest in book collecting. In the course of his correspondence, especially in an undated letter of 1865, the bibliophile Ribeyre mentions the contemporary library sales of James-Alexandre de Pourtalès, Alexandre Dumas fils, Chedeau de Saumur, Potier, Joseph Techener, Montmerqué, and Arthur Dinaux. At the latter sale Ribeyre reports experiencing a "bout de bibliomanie", inspired by a sale in which the books were not expensive and the variety of the books and engravings was unique (22 Oct 1864). In the same letter Riberye discusses his thoughts on Sainte Beuve’s Port Royal from which he quotes at length. The Marquis de Ribeyre wrote with humor and irony. On October 22, 1864, he sent word to his friend: "Paris est bruyant, Paris est sâle, Paris est ennuyeux ; une grande ménagerie de bêtes curieuses qui se regardent sans se connaître [.] à bientôt dans la menagerie" [Paris is noisy, Paris is dirty, Paris is tiresome; A great menagerie of curious beasts who look at each other without recognition [.] See you soon in the menagerie].Another of Ribeyre’s interests in these letters is archeology. In the letter of 5 Dec 1869 he discusses the discovery of "M. le Dr. Gosse" in Geneva, providing a lengthy quotation from Le Journal de Geneve. In another letter, (n.d.), he reports the discovery of a rare pamphlet, Inscriptions antiques de Nice, de Cimiez et de quelques lieux environnants, recueillies et annotées par M.F. Bourquelot (Paris: Crapelet, 1850), in which the Roman ruins at Cimiez are discussed. While traveling in Bastia, Ribeyre gives a vivid view of the world outside of his comfortable and familiar Paris: "Voilà le stimulus qui m'a fait quitter mes livres, mes habitudes de collecteur et les aises d'un petit intérieur ." [This is the stimulus that made me leave my books, my habits of collector and the ease of a smal [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Works of Art in the Collections of England

      1873. LIEVRE, Edouard. Works of Art in the Collections of England. Drawn by Edouard Lievre. London: Holloway and Son, [1873]. Tall folio, contemporary three-quarter calf rebacked and recornered. $1650.Limited edition, one of only 500 copies printed of this magnificent collection of 50 finely etched plates depicting various art objects from British collections.Vases, bowls, necklaces, goblets, plates, and a variety of other objets d'art are pictured, from the collections of Her Majesty, the Queen, Baron Lionel de Rothschild, the British Museum, and many others, each with accompanying leaf of description. Engraved by Bracquemond, Courtry, Flameng, Greux, Le Rat, L'Hermitte, J. Lievre, Muzelle, Rajon, Randall and Valentin. Printed on fine paper with exceptionally generous margins, with list of subscribers. Ex-libris, with unobtrusive German deaccession stamp to title page. Etched plates clean and fine. A lovely collection.

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        $25.00 Reward! Stolen from My Stable Near Auburn, On the Night of...

      1873. Auburn, NY: S.n., 1873. 11-1/4" x 8" Theft of a Horse and Other Property from a Prominent Citizen of Auburn, NY [Broadside]. [Theft]. [Auburn, New York]. Porter, Lansing [1817-1902]. $25.00 Reward! Stolen from My Stable Near Auburn, On the Night of March 14th, 1873, A Horse Cutter, &c. Auburn, NY: S.n., 1873. 11-1/4" x 8" broadside on yellow paper. Light soiling, faint staining along right-hand margin, a few small chips to edges, upper left-hand corner lacking, text not affected. $500. * An award offered by Porter for the recovery of a horse, tack gear, buffalo robes and an umbrella stolen from Porter's stable. Porter, a prominent citizen of Auburn, was pastor of the Congregational Church who served as a militia captain during the Civil War.

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        Autograph Manuscript, being 6 lines from "Idylls of the King"

      n.d., n.p. - 12mo. Six lines from "Idylls of the King" Six lines in Tennyson's hand from his famous Arthurian poem cycle, "Idylls of the King."Thereafter-as he speaks, who tells the tale-When Arthur reach'd a field of battle, brightWith pitch'd pavilions of his foe, the worldWas all so clear about him, that he sawThe smallest rock far on the faintest hill, And even at high noon the morning star."In the last line, "at high noon" is a variant of the published version, which reads "in high day" Note inked to verso in unknown hand: "F.L. to M.J / 1 January 1873" Some fingersoiling and mat toning, old mount marks to verso of integral blank

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        O zasadzie uzytecznósci (Utilitarianizm). Przeklad z angielskiego upowazniony przez autora.

      Warsaw: Przeglad Tygodniowy,, 1873. Duodecimo (137 x 100 mm), pp. 132. Bound with 3 other works in contemporary roan-backed pebbled cloth, spine ruled and lettered in black. Ownership initials M. D. stamped at foot of spine. Last 2 leaves bound in twice; a very good copy. First edition in Polish of Mill's Utilitarianism (first, 1863), his important "definition of Utilitarianism, and a defence of the philosophy expressed by it …" (MacMinn et al.) The translator was the positivist philosopher, publicist, and jurist Feliks Bogacki (1847-1916). "Western liberals – particularly English liberals – were extolled by many in Warsaw in the late 1860s and 1870s, but when their work was translated, it was repositioned within a specifically Polish debate … Adam Wislicki, the editor and publisher of the positivist's organ, The Weekly Review, (Przeglad tygodniowy), hoped to shift attention away from 'high politics' (the 'abstract' problems of international diplomacy or the conflicts of ruling elites) and towards 'little politics' (the newest methods of raising sheep, spreading literacy, financing higher education, and building railroads)'" (Brian A. Porter, The Social Nation and its Futures: English Liberalism and Polish Nationalism in Late Nineteenth-Century Warsaw, in: The American Historical Review, vol. 101, No. 5, December, 1995, p. 1470-77). Mill himself had been following closely the events in Poland of the 1860s, as his Letter on Poland, published in the Penny Newsman for March 15, 1863 proves. It is "a discussion of the insurrectionary movement in Poland which, Mill maintains, is designed to return the lands to the peasants; [it] is popular in origin; and is, because it is a revolution, indicative of the commencement of a new era in the downtrodden countries of Europe" (MacMinn, Hainds & McCrimmon, p. 94). As stated on the title of Utilitarianism, this Polish edition was authorized by Mill.

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        Despacho de nobleza a favor de D. Vicente Francisco Antonio del Sol y de Beyan

      Madrid 1873 - "The Consul of Chile in Brussels Solicits His Patent of Nobility. Large Genealogical Tree Drawn in Watercolor". Folio; 80pp; fine contemporary green full marroquín, gilt stamp covers, moiré endpapers; fine double page genealogical tree, hand colored in watercolor. PATENT OF NOBILITY FROM A CHILEAN NOBLEMAN WITH A LARGE and FINE ILLUMINATED GENEALOGICAL TREE. This certificate of nobility was solicited by Vicente Francisco del Sol y Beyán, the last Marquis of Tavi or Marquis of Valle del Tojo. He was born in Santiago de Chile on October 4, 1841. He committed suicide in Nice, France on June 7, 1902. In 1877 during the Russo-Turkish War, he was appointed a delegate of the Belgian Red Cross. Del Sol served as Consul General of Chile in Brussels, Belgium, appointed on March 5, 1894. (RF 703). vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) 80 pp páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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