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

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

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        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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        DICKENS'S WORKS.

      1873. 22 voll.in mezza pelle e dec. in oro al dorso., cm 21,5x14, moltissime tavv. in b/n..

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Winterthur, 7. VI. 1873. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. Wohl an einen Musikverleger: "Auf den Rath Ihres Herrn Collegen C. A. Spina's Nachfolger (Fr. Schreiber) welche meine Vocalisen op. 19 gedruckt hat, bin ich so frei, Ihnen folgende Manuscripte zum Verlag anzubieten [.]". - Komponist wie sein älterer Bruder Adolph, wirkte Ernst Methfessel als Oboist an verschiedenen Schweizer Orchestern, leitete von 1837 bis 1862 das Musikkollegium Winterthur und war daneben von 1839 bis 1872 Dirigent des Stadtsängervereins. Er komponierte eine Oper, zahlreiche Werke für die Oboe sowie Lieder, Chöre und Männerchöre. - Mit kleinen Randläsuren.

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        Souvenirblatt, "Wiener Weltaustellung im Jahre 1873".

      - kol. Lithographie ( anonym ) b. Plank und Sohn in Wien, 1873, 23 x 27,5 Wohl Einblattdruck. Mittig eine Ansicht des Ausstellungsgebäudes umgeben von 5 Wiener Teilansichten ( Neue Rathaus, Stefanskirche, Karlskirche und die Denkmäler von Prinz Eugen sowie Erzherzog Karl ) und 5 Portraits.

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        Slave Catching in the Indian Ocean

      Longmans, London 1873 - pp viii, 503. Complete with plates and folding map. Title foxed. Contemporary half calf. With neat gilt crest stamped on spine and front board. A nice copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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        LA MACHINE ANIMALE :; LOCOMOTION TERRESTRE ET AÉRIENNE

      Librairie Germer Baillière, Paris 1873 - 8vo., x, 299, 48 pp., 117 figures in text. An occasional spot of foxing and mild toning. Publisher's deep cranberry/plum colored cloth, decorated and titled in gilt on the upper board with emblem in gilt on the rear board, rebacked in complimentary cordovan morocco with title label in gilt. A later owner's name is neatly stamped on the recto of the front free endpaper. Signed and presented, "Monsieur Le professeur Gavaret, hommage affection, E. Marey." A very good copy. Marey's interest in the biomechanics of locomotion was codified and measured through the use of his ingenious mechanisms, both mechanical and photographic, which are detailed in this volume. The practical implications of these studies had profound affects on aviation, biophysics, and the advent of cinematography. Chapter four deals with the paces of the horse and explains Marey's methods of research. It was one of Marey's published attitudes of the horse which led Gov. Leland Stanford of California to commission Muybridge to do his epoch-making work of the movement of the horse. Marey has presented this volume to Louis Denis Jules Gavarret (1794 - 1894) a French physician and proponent of statistical analysis, and pioneer in the field of biophysics. It was Professor Gavarret who was the principal examiner for Marey's defense of his thesis for his medical doctorate, "Research on Blood Circulation in the Physiological State and in Diseases." Roosens and Salu No. 6823. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Erinnerungsalbum für den Schloßverwalter Josef Schad von 1873 bis 1912 auf Schloß Greifenstein

      Ein Fotoalbum als Auszeichung an den Schloßverwalter, Josef Schad, der von 1873 bis 1912 Verwalter vom Schloß Greifenstein war. In Leder gebunden mit Metallnieten und Wappen. Mit 11 Buchseiten aus stabilem Karton, weitere Aufnahmen können zugesandt werden..

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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. $950. * 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Les roses.Histoire - Culture - Description.Preface por Ch. Naudin.60 cromolithographies d apres nature par Grovon.60 gravures sur bois.Ouvrage publie sous la Direccion de J. Rothschild.12ª edicion

      Rothschild, París 1873 - holandesa media piel algo rozada, en general buena conservación 60 láminas a color. . 271 págs.

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        The Early and Later History of Petroleum, with Authentic Facts in Regard to Its Development in Western Pennsylvania.Also, Life Sketches of Pioneer and Prominent Operators With the Refining Capacity of the United States

      Jas. B. Rodgers Co. 1873 - Philadelphia: Jas. B. Rodgers Co., 1873. First Edition. Octavo. (9.25" x 6.25"); 607p. Photo frontis + four additional plates, with 27 portraits, most still with tissue guards. Rebound in black leather with gilt lettering to spine. Boards scuffed at joints and bumped at corners, with some dulling to lettering. One loose blank leaf laid in at front, with some tears along fore-edge. Some notes and ownership signatures in initial and terminal pages (see note below), with a few very sparse marginal checks, else pages are unmarked. Binding is sound. Various ownership signatures and a laid-in letter all members of the Funk family. Captain A.B. Funk, included in the "Biographical Sketches" on page 331, drilled the famous "Fountain Well," which the author notes was "the first well in the Pennsylvania Oil Region." Pencil signature on an initial page of (?) S. Funk, with note underneath "Signature of my father's brother, original owner of this book." Loose leaf signed by John M. Funk with the date Nov. 15, 1871 in Titusville, PA. Letter laid in from John K. Funk, dated Jan. 17, 1953, regarding the loaning of this copy to a friend whose friend was writing an article. Letter notes the volumes sentimental value, asking that care be taken with it and that it be promptly returned. Listed in Howes [H-421] as the "First comprehesive history of the infancy of this industry." [AB-273] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Newmarket & Arabia: An Examination of the Descent of Racers and Coursers.

      Henry S. King & Co. 1873 - Hardcover in original cloth covered boards, gilt title and illustration with gilt titles to spine, with some shelfwear and bumping to corners, some small marks to boards and some light foxing throughout but otherwise in Very Good condition which is commensurate with age. First edition, pp xi, 211, colour frontispiece, 4 fold out pedigree tables to rear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ROUND THE MOON (THE JULES VERNE LIBRARY)

      WARD LOCK AND TYLER, LONDON - [1873] This is a scarce extremely early edition of Jules Verne's classic story dating from 1873, the same year as the English first edition. Although the book is not dated, bibliographic notes show that Ward Lock and Tyler existed between 1865 and 1873. Meanwhile, it is also noted by bibliographers that the first edition of Round The Moon was first printed in English in 1873. This makes this book an extremely early edition, since it can only have been printed in the first year of the book's publication in English. Furthermore, the list of Verne's stories to the rear of the book shows this volume as number 12 of 12. This is not a later printing. The book has classic Victorian paper wrap designs, depicting a bullet-like capsule flying to the moon, with green, black and red adornment. There is a colour frontispiece showing the capsule flying skyward, and a later plate titled "a narrow escape" showing splashdown. The boards are rubbed with some chipping. The spine has been replaced with yellow card. This is a genuine rarity in a tight clean condition. Extremely scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Europa in Waffen. Die sämmtlichen europäischen Heere in ihrer jetzigen Uniformirung. Nach authentischen Quellen. Für junge und alte Soldatenfreunden sowie für Militäras aller Stände und Länder. Vierzehn Blätter nebst Titelbild in feinstem Farbendruck und Handcolorit ausgefhrt nach Original-Aquarellen von L. Burger, W. Emelé, O. Fikentscher, H. Lüders u. A.

      Stuttgart, Nitzschke, o. J. [1873]. Quer-4°. o. Pag. [30 Bll.]. OHlwd. Mit allen 14 Farblithographien. - Fachmännisch neu eingehängt, fleckig, Gbrsp., Ebd. berieben, bei Blatt V und VI Text verbunden. - Abgebildet werden: Deutsches Reich Blatt I: Die Garde des Kaisers Wilhelm; Deutsches Reich - Blatt II: Linie I-XII. Armee-Corps; Deutsches Reich - Blatt III: Linie I-XII. Armee-Corps, Kavallerie; Deutsches Reich - Blatt IV: XIII. (Kgl. Württembergisches) und XIV. Armee-Corps, I. und II. kgl. Bayrisches Armee-Corps; Blatt VI: Oesterreich-Ungarn, Bl. I; Blatt V: Oesterreich-Ungarn, Bl. II; Blatt VII: Oesterreich-Ungarn, Bl. III; Blatt VIII: Russland, Bl. I - Garde und Kavallerie der Linie; Blatt IX: Russland, Bl. II - Linie und Kosaken; Blatt X: Schweiz - Italien; Blatt XI: Spanien - Frankreich - Portugal; Blatt XII: Niederlande - Belgien; Blatt XIII: Schweden - England - Dänemark; Blatt XIV: Serbien - Griechenland - Türkei - Rumänien. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Geschichte; Militaria

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        Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen I-IV (Untimely Meditations I-IV).

      E. W. Fritzsch & Ernst Schmeitzner 1873-1876, Leipzig & Chemnitz - 1 blank leaf (with Nietzsche's inscription) + TP [David Strauss] + [1]-101 + loosely inserted "Berichtungen" sheet + TP [Vom Nutzen und Nachtheil ]+ [III]-VI = Vorwort + [7]-111 + TP [Schopenhauer als Erzieher] + [3]-113 + TP [Richard Wagner in Bayreuth] + [3]-98 + 1 blank leaf with the embossed seal of the binder: "Joh. Wolfg. Sennst / Buchbinderei / Bayreuth" on the verso. Octavo. All four First Edition, First Issues (Schaberg 23a, 25a, 26 & 27). The Four Untimely Meditations Personally Bound for Nietzsche and Boldly Inscribed by Him.Signed Books by Nietzsche Are of the Greatest Rarity!A copy that Nietzsche had personally bound and then inscribed and sent to a woman he had met (and was deeply attracted to) in Bayreuth during the first Wagnerian Festival in July, 1876: "Frau Louise Ott / mit den ergebensten / Grüssen des Verfassers." (Frau Louise Ott / with the humble / Greetings of the Author.). LOUISE OTT (1850-1918) who wrote eight letters to Nietzsche (and received seven back from him) between 1876 and 1882.Nietzsche met and flirted with Louise Ott - whom he soon discovered was a married woman - at the opening of the Bayreuth Festival in July of 1876. She was travelling with her 3-year-old son Marcel and attended the Festival as a dedicated Wagnerian and an accomplished amateur singer. Nietzsche was clearly very taken with her, and the attraction appears to have been mutual. Scholars have speculated that if she were not already married that they might well have married, and Nietzsche's most famous biographer, Curt Paul Janz, even suggests that she would likely have left her husband for Nietzsche - if only he had asked. Louise Ott (née Louise Félicie Victoire Emma d'Einbrodt) was born in Moscow in 1850 and grew up in Strasbourg. In August of 1870, she married a banker, Alfred Ott (1845-1909). They moved to Paris following the defeat of France in the War of 1870 when the German Reich annexed Alsace and Lorraine in May of 1871. Between August of 1876 and November of 1882, Nietzsche and Louise Ott exchanged fifteen letters that, even in those much more circumspect times, bear ample testimony to their mutual attraction. Nietzsche's first letter to her (August 30, 1876) arrived in Paris a few weeks after they had parted in Bayreuth and speaks of how much he has missed her while also making a specific reference to this very copy of the Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen:NOTE: We have a SIX-PAGE description of this book and the relationship between Louise Ott and Nietzsche that - due to space limitations - ABE will not support. Please email us direclty to request a copy of that file. All four first edition copies bound one luxurious contemporary binding that Nietzsche personally ordered from a Bayreuth bookbinder. This was likely his own copy before he sent it to Louise Ott. The text has marbled edges and there are beautifully colored marble endpapers. Three-quarter leather with brown and magenta marbled covers. The spine is an intricate design with the title and the author in gilt lettering on separate red fields. There is some wear to all the edges and to the corners. With an elegant silk bookmark attached. Light foxing to the TP of UB I (Strauss) and on the edges of the first book throughout. Even lighter foxing to the outside edges of the rest of the text. It should be noted that the paper of the fourth volume is (as usual) a bit darker than the other three. A lovely and lovingly preserved copy of four first editions and one of the great books in "The Nietzsche Story." ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The heart of Africa.

      1873 - Three years travels and adventures in the unexplored regions of central Africa. From 1863- to 1871. By (.). Translated by Ellen E. Frewer. With an introduction by Winwood Reade. With maps and woodcut illustrations. 2 vol. London 1873. Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle. 8 (duża), s. XVI, 559, [1], 18 tabl. z drzeworytami (w tym 1 barwna i 1 mapa w litografii), drzeworyty w tekście; X, 521, [1], 48, 11 tabl. z drzeworytami (w tym 1 barwna), drzeworyty w tekście, opr. pł wydawn. ozdobna. Zabrudzenia i otarcia opr., bloki ksiązek poluźnione. Liczne pieczęcie własn. Rdzawe plamy oraz niew. zażółc. na kartach. Egz. częściowo nierozcięte. Zapiska numeryczna długopisem na s. 17 t. I i II. Georg August Schweinfurth (1836-1925), niemiecki botanik, etnolog oraz podróżnik po wschodniej i środkowej Afryce. W 1868 r. z ramienia Fundacji im. Aleksandra Humboldta w Berlinie miał odbyć naukową misję mającą na celu zbadanie wnętrza wschodniej Afryki. Podróż rozpoczęła się w 1869 r. z Chartumu, przez górę Białego Nilu do regionu Bahr el Ghazal. Kolejno przebył tereny zamieszkane przez plemiona Diur, Dinka, Bongo i Niam-Niam. Następnie dotarł do krainy plemienia Mangbetu i 19 marca 1870 odkrył rzekę Uele. Do Chartumu powrócił w 1871, a opis podróży oraz obserwacje nt. m.in. fauny, flory, zwyczajów i praktyk (także ludożerczych) tamtejszych mieszkańców opublikował w " Sercu Afryki." Pieczęcie Prof. Dr. Embrika Strand (1876-1947), zoologa i entomologa. Właściciela obszernej biblioteki prof. zoologii na uiwersytecie w Rydze. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Barclay & Co., Philadelphia 1873 - 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE GILDED AGE. ; A Tale of Today. Fully Illustrated From New Designs. By Hoppin, Stephens, Williams, White, Etc., Etc. Sold By Subscription Only.

      American Publishing Company, F.G. Gilman & Co. 1873 - Original publisher's "library style" (full sheep) binding, double morocco labels on spine, lettering in gilt. BAL 3357. This copy has the first states of many pages, although it has the corrected states of pages xvi, 280, 351, 353 and 403. Front hinge crack expertly closed and wear at the corners. Large fold-out plate : "Map of the Salt Lick Branch of the Pacific R.R." Contemporary notes on the front pastedown with dates of 1884 and 1885. A Tale of Today. Fully Illustrated From New Designs. By Hoppin, Stephens, Williams, White, Etc. , Etc. Sold By Subscription Only. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mitchell's New General Atlas…

      S. Augustus Mitchell,, Philadelphia: 1873 - Folio, original cloth with leather spine and corners, gilt title on front cover, 72colored maps. Wear at extremities, top hinge cracked a little, rubber stamp and signature on front endpaper, along with small crude tape repair (not significant), there is also a small repair to Boston map, minor scattered foxing and aging. Bindings rarely in this good condition, maps bright and clean. This atlas contans 72 colored maps, many double page, and over 40 are related to the U.S. Double page maps of the United States, Boston and New York City are very attractive. Included in the U.S. map section, are a number of cities illustrated that are often not featured in other atlases. Will require extra postage. Phillips 870. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Tour Du Monde en Quatre-Vingts Jours

      Hetzel 1873 - First edition, first printing, of this illustrated edition. Inscribed by Jules Verne on an attached card. 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 Around the World in 80 Days. Leather rubbed at edges, scattered foxing throughout, still a sound, tight, very good copy. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        L'abbé Tigrane candidat à la papauté

      1873. Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1873, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1873, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Edizione originale del capolavoro dell'autore. Binding metà marocco navy con gli angoli, torna con cinque nervi decorate con reti dorate set con doppio decorati dorati motivi tipografici cassettoni, data coda d'oro di coaching reti dorati su carta marmorizzata piatti, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano , testa dorata, le coperture e le parti posteriori (leggermente risalenti) conservate, testa dorata, perfetta vincolante firmato Devauchelle. Autografo Prezioso ed eccezionale firmata da Ferdinand de Lesseps di Fabre: "Per i francesi, Ferdinand de Lesseps, testimonianza di profondo rispetto, Ferdinando Fabre". Provenienza: la biblioteca Gryse Georges con il suo ex libris incollata su una guardia. Molto bella copia elegantemente fondata da Roger Devauchelle e una provenienza illustre. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale du chef-d'oeuvre de l'auteur. Reliure en demi maroquin marine à coins, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets dorés ornés de doubles caissons ornementés de motifs typographiques dorés, date dorée en queue, encadrement de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés (dos légèrement défraîchi), tête dorée, parfaite reliure signée de Devauchelle. Précieux et exceptionnel envoi autographe signé de Ferdinand Fabre à Ferdinand de Lesseps : "Au grand français, à Ferdinand de Lesseps, témoignage de profond respect, Ferdinand Fabre". Provenance : de la bibliothèque de Georges de Gryse avec son ex-libris encollé sur une garde. Très bel exemplaire très élégamment établi par Roger Devauchelle et d'une illustre provenance.

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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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        St Nicholas: An Illustrated Magazine For Young Folks [ About 88 Volumes, 240 Pounds]

      NY: Century Co,. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1873-1925. First Edition. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; A wonderful library of bound ST. NICHOLAS with numerous first appearances. There is enough here to keep anyone occupied while they are growing up. 88 Parts, 1 issue in wraps, and 2 indexes. 79 Parts are semiannual (or half a volume each, usually beginning in either November or May, a few parts begin Jan or July beginning in Jan. 1925). 9 vols are a single part (Vols I-VI, XXI-XXII, and XXIV, or Nov. 1873 to Oct. 1879; and Nov. 1893-Oct. 1895, and Nov. 1896-Oct. 1897.) Includes most parts from Nov. 1873 Apr. 1874 to Nov. 1925-Apr. 1926, MINUS 17 parts: Nov. 1880 - Apr. 1881; May-Oct. 1891; lacking both parts of 1893; May-Oct. 1900; 3 parts for Nov. 1901 - Apr. 1903; May-Oct. 1905; both parts of Nov. 1909 - Oct. 1910; Nov. 1915 - Apr. 1916; Nov. 1916 to Apr. 1917; Nov. 1918 - Apr. 1918; Nov. 1919 - Apr. 1920; and both Parts for 1921 are lacking. Does include 7 later parts (Nov. 1926 ? Apr. 1927; 2 parts for Nov. 1927 ? Oct. 1928; 3 parts for Nov. 1929 to Apr. 1931; and May-Oct. 1932). Also 2 index volumes and 2 duplicates (of Nov. 1905 to Apr. 1906 and May-Oct. 1917 (Vol XLIV, Part II). Vols I-VII NY: Scribner & Co. (up through 1880). 1881, Volumes VIII, Part II onward (beginning with May-Oct 1881) are NY: Century Co. Last 5 parts present here are St. Nicholas Publishing. 8vo. Includes: ++ Louisa May Alcott. Old Fashioned Thanksgiving (Vol IX, Part I, later included in Aunt Jo? S Scrap Bag). ++ Alcott. Spinning Wheel Stories (Vol XI, Part II (May-Oct. 1884). Spinning Wheel Stories in book form was Listed PW Nov. 8, 1884.? ? BAL 206. ++ Frances Hodgson Burnett. LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY. Vol XIII, both Parts (pp. 82-92, 168-171, 252-257, 332-341, 408-416, 564-570, 646-654, 734-738, 822-828, 884-890). 1st edition in book form was Issued Oct. 7, 1886. See BAL 2064. ++ Burnett. THE LOST PRINCE. Vol XLII, Parts I and II (Nov. 1914 to Oct. 1915). The 1st edition in book form was Noted for Oct. 14 in PW BAL 2122. ++ Thomas Nelson Page. Two Little Confederates. May to Oct. 1888 (Vol XV, Part II) , pp571-581, 643-649, 730-738, 804-813, 904-909. (The book form was Published October 10, 1888, BAL 15364). ++ John Burroughs. Ginseng Hunting. Vol XV, Part II, May 1888, pp518-520). ++ Joel Chandler Harris. Daddy Jake, the Runaway. Mar. -May 1889 (pp323-329, 426-431, 485-491). ++ Joel Chandler Harris. The Creature With No Claws. Vol XVI, Part II (Oct. 1889, pp887-888). ++ The Jaw-Breakers of Prehistoric Times. Vol L, Aug. 1923, pp1054-1058. Illustrations of extinct animals for letters of the alphabet, with 3-10 lines of verse each. ++ A. A. Milne. Teddy Bear. Nov. 1924, pp47-49, Winnie-the-Pooh's first appearance in the United States. This is the one issue present here in wraps (rather than hardcover issue). 77 Parts red decorative cloth. 3 vols are mustard yellow dec cloth. (Each mustard yellow volume encompasses a full year rather than being a semiannual part: Nov. 1893 to Oct. 1895, Nov. 1896 and Nov. 1896 to Oct. 1897). 3 vols contemp ½ leather and cloth. 5 parts and both indexes are modern cloth. Dec. Cloth volumes have the usual cracked hinges, the 3 parts in ½ leather have split joints. At least a few loose leaves in most volumes from 1890? S onward, occasional loose leaf before then. At least 1 volume missing a signature. 2 vols mostly disbound (Nov. 1897 to Apr. 1898 and Nov. 1898 to Apr. 1899) , several others loose. Several frontis' lacking. Several vols in the 1890 S and most modern cloth volumes lack title leaves. ; 240 .

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        ORIGINAL Portrait of elderly man in cap; pencil, with touches of color

      n.p.: , n.d, 1873. n.p., n.d.. 1 vols. 11 x 9 inches. Unframed, on paper. 1 vols. 11 x 9 inches. Original Portrait by Gordon Ross. Gordon Ross (1873-1946) was a prolific artist, working mostly in watercolor, from his early days in his native Scotland. As a book artist he tackled everything from Dickens to Shakespeare, including a number of titles for The Limited Editions Club. He is also noted for his sporting work, which included illustrations for The Derrydale Press, Surtees's Jorrocks Jaunts and Jolities, and several large prints of notable sportsmen, including Sir Thomas Lipton, Hugo Meynell, Peter Beckford, and Surtees himself. The eminent collector A. Edward Newton, who wrote the introduction to the Surtees edition, praised Ross in his book End Papers: "No one now living in Great Britain and doing work in his line can compare with Gordon Ross, now living in New York...He has no living superior; I doubt if he has his equal for the very quality needed to illustrate a humorous classic." A superb draftsman, with a gift for portraiture, Ross's work has an ingratiating quality of lively elegance; his originals very seldom come on the market.

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        ORIGINAL pen illustration, picturing a dandy flipping a coin, holding cane, with dog and fair in background

      - Signed ("Gordon Ross"), lower left. 1 vols. 13 x 8-1/2 inches. Original Drawing by Gordon Ross. Gordon Ross (1873-1946) was a prolific artist, working mostly in watercolor, from his early days in his native Scotland. As a book artist he tackled everything from Dickens to Shakespeare, including a number of titles for The Limited Editions Club. He is also noted for his sporting work, which included illustrations for The Derrydale Press, Surtees's Jorrocks Jaunts and Jolities, and several large prints of notable sportsmen, including Sir Thomas Lipton, Hugo Meynell, Peter Beckford, and Surtees himself. The eminent collector A. Edward Newton, who wrote the introduction to the Surtees edition, praised Ross in his book End Papers: "No one now living in Great Britain and doing work in his line can compare with Gordon Ross, now living in New York.He has no living superior; I doubt if he has his equal for the very quality needed to illustrate a humorous classic." A superb draftsman, with a gift for portraiture, Ross's work has an ingratiating quality of lively elegance; his originals very seldom come on the market. Signed ("Gordon Ross"), lower left. 1 vols. 13 x 8-1/2 inches [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        ORIGINAL Portrait of elderly man in cap; pencil, with touches of color

      n.d., n.p. - 1 vols. 11 x 9 inches. Original Portrait by Gordon Ross. Gordon Ross (1873-1946) was a prolific artist, working mostly in watercolor, from his early days in his native Scotland. As a book artist he tackled everything from Dickens to Shakespeare, including a number of titles for The Limited Editions Club. He is also noted for his sporting work, which included illustrations for The Derrydale Press, Surtees's Jorrocks Jaunts and Jolities, and several large prints of notable sportsmen, including Sir Thomas Lipton, Hugo Meynell, Peter Beckford, and Surtees himself. The eminent collector A. Edward Newton, who wrote the introduction to the Surtees edition, praised Ross in his book End Papers: "No one now living in Great Britain and doing work in his line can compare with Gordon Ross, now living in New York.He has no living superior; I doubt if he has his equal for the very quality needed to illustrate a humorous classic." A superb draftsman, with a gift for portraiture, Ross's work has an ingratiating quality of lively elegance; his originals very seldom come on the market.

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        ORIGINAL pen illustration, picturing book shelf with two masks above and pistol hanging on the wall

      n.p., n.d.. 1 vols. 7 x 5-1/2 inches. Unframed, on paper laid down on board. 1 vols. 7 x 5-1/2 inches. Original Gordon Ross Drawing. Gordon Ross (1873-1946) was a prolific artist, working mostly in watercolor, from his early days in his native Scotland. As a book artist he tackled everything from Dickens to Shakespeare, including a number of titles for The Limited Editions Club. He is also noted for his sporting work, which included illustrations for The Derrydale Press, Surtees's Jorrocks Jaunts and Jolities, and several large prints of notable sportsmen, including Sir Thomas Lipton, Hugo Meynell, Peter Beckford, and Surtees himself. The eminent collector A. Edward Newton, who wrote the introduction to the Surtees edition, praised Ross in his book End Papers: "No one now living in Great Britain and doing work in his line can compare with Gordon Ross, now living in New York...He has no living superior; I doubt if he has his equal for the very quality needed to illustrate a humorous classic." A superb draftsman, with a gift for portraiture, Ross's work has an ingratiating quality of lively elegance; his originals very seldom come on the market.

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        ORIGINAL Portrait of elderly man in cap; pencil, with touches of color

      n.p., n.d.. 1 vols. 11 x 9 inches. Unframed, on paper. 1 vols. 11 x 9 inches. Original Portrait by Gordon Ross. Gordon Ross (1873-1946) was a prolific artist, working mostly in watercolor, from his early days in his native Scotland. As a book artist he tackled everything from Dickens to Shakespeare, including a number of titles for The Limited Editions Club. He is also noted for his sporting work, which included illustrations for The Derrydale Press, Surtees's Jorrocks Jaunts and Jolities, and several large prints of notable sportsmen, including Sir Thomas Lipton, Hugo Meynell, Peter Beckford, and Surtees himself. The eminent collector A. Edward Newton, who wrote the introduction to the Surtees edition, praised Ross in his book End Papers: "No one now living in Great Britain and doing work in his line can compare with Gordon Ross, now living in New York...He has no living superior; I doubt if he has his equal for the very quality needed to illustrate a humorous classic." A superb draftsman, with a gift for portraiture, Ross's work has an ingratiating quality of lively elegance; his originals very seldom come on the market.

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        ORIGINAL pen illustration, picturing a dandy flipping a coin, holding cane, with dog and fair in background

      Signed ("Gordon Ross"), lower left. 1 vols. 13 x 8-1/2 inches. Unframed, on board. Signed ("Gordon Ross"), lower left. 1 vols. 13 x 8-1/2 inches. Original Drawing by Gordon Ross. Gordon Ross (1873-1946) was a prolific artist, working mostly in watercolor, from his early days in his native Scotland. As a book artist he tackled everything from Dickens to Shakespeare, including a number of titles for The Limited Editions Club. He is also noted for his sporting work, which included illustrations for The Derrydale Press, Surtees's Jorrocks Jaunts and Jolities, and several large prints of notable sportsmen, including Sir Thomas Lipton, Hugo Meynell, Peter Beckford, and Surtees himself. The eminent collector A. Edward Newton, who wrote the introduction to the Surtees edition, praised Ross in his book End Papers: "No one now living in Great Britain and doing work in his line can compare with Gordon Ross, now living in New York...He has no living superior; I doubt if he has his equal for the very quality needed to illustrate a humorous classic." A superb draftsman, with a gift for portraiture, Ross's work has an ingratiating quality of lively elegance; his originals very seldom come on the market.

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        THE GILDED AGE A Tale of To-Day

      American Publishing Company, Hartford, Connecticut 1873 - 8vo pp. xvi, 574. Title page states "Sold By Subscription Only". With fold-out map "of the Salt Lick branch of the Pacific R.R." No ads at rear Meeting points *AABBBBBB of "Mark Twain: A Bibliography of the Collections of the Mark Twain Memorial and the Stowe-Day Foundation", p.28. The first state title page with "White" as illustrator and electrotyper imprint on the verso. See BAL 3357. "Eschol Sellers" shown under chapter headings. Multiple variants of the first edition of this title exist, but this is a very early, mixed state, of this title. The hinges have been repaired and the spine has been re-backed with the original cloth re-laid. The cloth is a little shelf worn, but is still quite clean and bright. Some nincompoop excised a 1/8" x 2" rectangular piece near the bottom of the title page, just under the words "American Publishing Company" and above the 1873 date. Overall, the contents are clean and in very nice condition, and the book can fairly be described to be in good plus, to very good, condition. Gilt-decorated brown cloth, with blind stamping to front & rear [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Liebig-Bilder-Serie: ( Véritable Extrait de Viande Liebig ): Sanguinetti-Nummer 040: Papillons et fleurs.

      ( Liebig-Bilder-Serie in Chromolithographie gedruckt, teils unter Verwendung von Gold und Silber. Bildgröße 10 x 7 cm: Katalognummer und Erscheinungsjahr nach dem Katalog von Sanguinetti ermittelt: Serie in französischer Sprache ): Hier die Serie Nummer 40: " Papillons et fleurs " aus dem Jahrgang 1873-1878. ( Diese Serie ist nur in Frankreich erschienen / italienischer Titel: " Farfalle e fiori " ). Gezeigt werden: " Ein großer mehrfarbiger und ein blauer Schmetterling auf rosa und lila Blüten / Ein großer blauer und ein kleiner roter Schmetterling auf weißen Blüten / Ein großer roter und ein kleiner blauer Schmetterling auf weißen Blüten / Ein großer mehrfarbiger und ein roter Schmetterling auf roten Blüten / Ein großer roter, ein kleiner blauer und ein kleiner rosa Schmetterling auf blauen Blüten / Ein rosa und ein großer rosa-blauer Schmetterling auf rosa Blüten ". Zusammen 6 Bilder. Mit teils starken Gebrauchsspuren: 4 Bilder am weißen Rand beschnitten, etwas fleckig und berieben, Rückseiten beschädigt und fleckig. - von hoher Seltenheit - ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )

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        Voyage d'exploration en Indo-Chine effectué pendant les années 1866, 1867 et 1868 par une commission française.

      Paris: Librairie Hachette et Cie,, 1873. Présidée par M. le capitaine de frégate Doudard de Lagrée, et publié par les ordres du ministre de la Marine sous la direction de M. le lieutenant de vaisseau Francis Garnier. Avec les concours de M. Delaporte, lieutenant de vaisseau et de Mm. Joubert et Thorel, médecins de la Marine. 2 large quarto text volumes (335 x 246 mm) and one folio atlas, 2 volumes in one (490 x 360 mm). Contemporary red French quarter morocco, spines lettered and decorated in gilt, flat bands, red morocco-grain cloth sides concentrically panel-stamped in blind, all edges gilt in text volumes, top edge gilt and others untrimmed in atlas volume, white moiré endpapers. Text volumes: 44 full-page engravings, as plates and in the text, including frontispiece to vol. 1, 10 full-page coloured maps and plans, wood-engraved vignettes throughout. Atlas volume: 2 double-page coloured area maps (one folding), 10 coloured route maps, 11 engraved plates of which 2 double-page, 27 single-tint lithographic plates, one containing 2 discrete images, 6 double-page of which 4 containing 2 images and one containing 3, 11 chromolithographic plates; title pages printed in red & black. Cloth sides of atlas and corners of text volumes skilfully refurbished, old pale dampstain to margins one plate (not affecting image), customary scattered foxing, otherwise a very good set. First edition of the superbly illustrated official account of the most important 19th-century expedition into Indo-China. Cordier records a print run of 800 copies, although there has been more recent speculation that the edition may not have exceeded 300. Following the death of the commander, Captain Ernest Doudard de Lagrée, Garnier was forced to take command of this French government sponsored expedition to explore the navigability of the Mekong. After a voyage of nearly 5,500 miles they had successfully mapped over 3,600 miles of previously unrecorded terrain, represented here by the excellent maps based on Garnier's own notes and surveys. But probably one of the enduring achievements of the expedition was the superb suite of plates produced by Lieutenant Louis Delaporte. On the frequent occasions when the party was forced to travel over land, the river having become impassable, Delaporte took advantage of the interruptions to sketch the costumes and customs of the indigenous peoples, and the local flora and fauna. However, it is in the remarkable images that he produced of Angkor Wat that Delaporte's lasting legacy lies. His portrayal of the temple complex, "the Buddhist Notre Dame.. more like a living fairy tale" as he described it, etched it into the Western consciousness and no doubt contributed much to its survival. In the 1970s the remnant of the deposed Khmer Rouge army took shelter there in the knowledge that Western opinion would not allow an attack that would threaten the site. "Garnier dedicated his life to the extension of the French political and commercial presence in Indochina and China. Between 1860... and his death in 1873 (concluding the assualt on the citadel of Hanoi), Garnier spent most of his time in the Far East. He is remembered today not as a colonial administrator but as the explorer of the Mekong River. Garnier managed to convince Napoleon III that France, already occupying the mouth of the Mekong, had to take advantage of this controlling position to develop trade with China (particularly with the province of Yunnan, a target of British and French imperialism) and to use this waterway to extend French colonization north of the new protectorate of Cambodia. Before Garnier's expedition, no European had ever travelled up the Mekong north of Vientiane (Viang-chan), in Laos. The full course and the source of the river were unknown, The expedition party would soon become aware that the river could not be used as a waterway for trade (because of its many rapids and seasonal water-level changes), but, two years after its departure from Saigon, the mission would come back with a map of the entire Mekong basin and with a wealth of information on the economic activities, cultures languages, and customs of the people living by the riverside and in tributary valleys. In remains, in scope and achievement, one of the most important expeditions conducted in the nineteenth century" (Speake). Garnier's magnum opus is rarely found complete - only three copies have appeared at public auction since 1999 - and this set is attractively presented in what may well be the publisher's deluxe binding.

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        Yacht-Reise in den Syrten. 1873. [Widmungsexemplar].

      Prag, Heinrich Mercy Verlag, 1873. 4°. 29 cm. 400 Seiten. Illustrierter Original-Leinenband mit goldgeprägter Deckelillustration und goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe. Mit 4-zeiliger signierter Widmung auf Vorsatz. Mit beigelegter kolorierter Panorama-Ansicht des \"Golf von Hammamat\" im Anhang. Rücken fachmännisch restauriert, Vorsätze erneuert. Gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Asien / Asia; Reiseliteratur, Reiseberichte / travel, exploration

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        Yacht-Reise in den Syrten 1873.

      4. 6Bll., 400 S. mit 34 Textxylographien. 30 xylographierte Tafeln u. 1 separates gefalt. farbiges Panorama. OLn.unter Verwendung der Reste des alten Materials fachgerecht restauriert. Vorsätze erneuert. Nun in bestem Zustand. Erste Ausgabe. Hamann 269 Kainb. I,88. Die Illustrationen nach Zeichnungen des Verfassers. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG.

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        The works. 15 Bände.

      Boston Lee and Shepard -1883 1873 - Ca. 430 bis 550 S. je Band. Mit gestochenem Porträt. 8° (20 x 15 cm). Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und zwei Rückenschildern. Komplett in 15 Bänden, "subscriber's copy", in Band I von Sumner signiert. - Band III 1873 datiert, sonst bis einschließlich Band X 1874, Bände XI-XV dann 1877 bis 1883. - Innen schön und nur vereinzelt minimal fleckig. Die Einbände berieben und etwas bestoßen, Kapitale teils leicht lädiert, einige Gelenke rissig, bei fünf Bänden zumindest ein Deckel vom Buchblock gelöst. - Signed by Sumner on leaf "Subscriber's copy" in vol. I. - Internally clean. Bindings rubbed and with some wear, some hinges cracked, five volumes with at least one loose board. Gewicht (Gramm): 15000 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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

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

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        ORIGINAL pen illustration, picturing a dandy flipping a coin, holding cane, with dog and fair in background

      1873. Signed ("Gordon Ross"), lower left. 1 vols. 13 x 8-1/2 inches. Unframed, on board. Signed ("Gordon Ross"), lower left. 1 vols. 13 x 8-1/2 inches. Original Drawing by Gordon Ross. Gordon Ross (1873-1946) was a prolific artist, working mostly in watercolor, from his early days in his native Scotland. As a book artist he tackled everything from Dickens to Shakespeare, including a number of titles for The Limited Editions Club. He is also noted for his sporting work, which included illustrations for The Derrydale Press, Surtees's Jorrocks Jaunts and Jolities, and several large prints of notable sportsmen, including Sir Thomas Lipton, Hugo Meynell, Peter Beckford, and Surtees himself. The eminent collector A. Edward Newton, who wrote the introduction to the Surtees edition, praised Ross in his book End Papers: "No one now living in Great Britain and doing work in his line can compare with Gordon Ross, now living in New York...He has no living superior; I doubt if he has his equal for the very quality needed to illustrate a humorous classic." A superb draftsman, with a gift for portraiture, Ross's work has an ingratiating quality of lively elegance; his originals very seldom come on the market.

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        Transactions of The Linnean Society. Volume XXIX of Linnean Society (1872-75). complete in 3 Parts Botany of the Speke and Grant Expedition.

      Linnean Society 1873 - 4to. complete in 3 parts in wraps as issued, volume 29 of the Linnean society (1872-5), c+p 136 pls + map, some marginal damp staining to last ten plates of first volume, extremities lightly browed and faint cockling to plates, occasional light patches of foxing to margins but near very good recased in modern green cloth gilt. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE MAN AMONG THE MONKEYS: OR, NINETY DAYS IN APELAND. TO WHICH IS ADDED THE PHILOSOPHER AND HIS MONKEYS, THE PROFESSOR AND THE CROCODILE, AND OTHER STRANGE STORIES OF MEN AND ANIMALS..

      London: Ward, Lock, and Tyler, Paternoster Row, 1873.. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-vii [viii] [9] 10-312, [313-320: ads], sixteen inserted plates with seventeen illustrations, some by Gustave Dore, original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, "M" in "MAN" in brown, "M" in "MONKEYS" in green on front panel, rear panel stamped in blind, yellow coated endpapers. First edition in English. Published as part of the "Beeton's Boy's Own Library" series (so indicated at head of title). First published in Paris by Michel-Levy in 1857 as Les Emotions de Polydore Marasquin. Social and Darwinian satire. Castaway becomes king of an intelligent race of monkeys. Angenot and Khouri, "An International Bibliography of Prehistoric Fiction," SFS, 8 (1981), 50. Reginald 06197. Bleiler (1978), p. 84, citing the more common 1888 Vizetelly edition published as The Emotions of Polydore Marasquin. Library label of the High School of Glasgow dated 1875 affixed to front paste-down. Cloth lightly worn at head and tail of spine panel and corner tips, spine panel a bit dull, edges of text block darkened, some foxing to preliminary and terminal leaves, several signatures slightly proud, hairline crack along portion of inner rear hinge, still a very good copy. A better than average copy of a very uncommon book rarely found in nice condition. (#148372)

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        A NIGHT ON THE BORDERS OF THE BLACK FOREST ... Copyright Edition [with] UNTRODDEN PEAKS AND UNFREQUENTED VALLEYS: A MIDSUMMER RAMBLE IN THE DOLOMITES ... Copyright Edition

      Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1874; 1873.. Small octavo, two volumes in one: pp. [1-9] 10-302; [1-7] 8-302 [303: publisher's imprint] [304: blank], nineteenth-century three-quarter green calf and marbled boards, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers. First edition of BORDERS and first continental edition of UNTRODDEN PEAKS. Edwards's collection, A NIGHT ON THE BORDERS OF THE BLACK FOREST, was first published as a continental edition in 1874 by Tauchnitz and never published in England. The American edition published by Frederick A. Stokes Company in 1890 was apparently printed from the plates of this Tauchnitz edition. A collection of seven stories by "a master of the Victorian ghost story" (Bleiler) including the title story (one of her most famous), "Salome" ("Edwards's finest story ... unusual among Victorian ghost tales in its pathos." [Bleiler]), and "In the Confessional." Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-24. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 603. Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, pp. 258-59. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 140. Bleiler (1978), p. 67. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Bookplate of early owner Sydney Williams affixed to the front free endpaper. An early rebind without the original wrappers or the half title leaves. Calf rubbed at spine ends and corner tips and along outer joints, but still a very good copy. (#151686)

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        The Stones of Venice.

      Trubner & Co.,, London 1873 - 3 Volumes. Minor foxing on end papers, otherwise a fine set of half calf, gilt marbled boards. Archtitecture plates, diagrams and illustrations in text. A finely bound complete set. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Ryukyu Shinshi with Ryukyu Shoto Zenzu

      En`uro 1873 - Original bindings, with wear, soiling, stains and marks as usual. Top right corner of lower wrapper of v.1 is missing, as is part of the title plate and the top right corners of the last few pages. Other occasional chips and lacks to extremities of volume 1. No such problems in v.2, just a little abbrasion to wrappers and some occasional browning. Some abbrasion, a little browning, and remains of a sticker and some tape to the binding of the map. The binding of the two volume text-based set is 22.3x14cm, the map itself is 39~46cm. A complete set of books on the customs and culture of the Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa), accompanied by `Ryukyu Shoto Zenzu`, the earliest Western-style map of Okinawa. All three books were written and drawn by Otsuki Fumihiko (1847-1928), a Japanese linguist and researcher who realised the importance of clarifying Japanese borders, and so researched specifically Japan`s outmost islands in his included map. The map is a copperplate engraving. Text in Japanese. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kagerou Bunko (ABAJ, ILAB)]
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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)

      London: Royal Society of London, 1873. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery ABAA/ILAB]
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        Report in Relation to the Entertainment of His Imperial Majesty the Shah, , in the Guildhall of the City of London, on Friday, the 20th of June, 1873; [together with] Entertainment to His Majesty The Shah of Persia. Description of the Guildhall with Programmes of Music [and a colour-printed ticket and menu for the reception].

      London: Presented to the Court of Common Council, 2nd October, 1873 - Together 4 items. The Report, foolscap quarto (332 × 212 mm), original green card printed wrappers; 2 folding, hand-coloured lithographic floor-plans, full-page table plan, plates of ticket designs and menus. The Entertainment, octavo (212 × 131 mm), original pink card printed wrappers; folding hand-coloured lithographic plan. Accompanied by an unused example of the large (459 × 274 mm) colour-lithographed admission ticket to the reception with its "coupon" and a similar menu (285 × 184 mm). Some slight rubbing and soiling of the wrappers, but overall very good indeed. First and only editions. Of the Report, Copac records the Guildhall copy only, OCLC adding a copy in Leiden; a single copy of the Entertainment located at Chicago: both extremely uncommon. The Report contains a full subscriber's list, impressions of the various tickets, a table plan for the Royal Table, menus, programmes of dances, and the text of the mayoral address, in both English and Farsi; the Entertainment – being more by way of a programme – has a history of the Guildhall, programmes for the performances of the bands of the Coldstream and Grenadier Guards and the Royal Artillery, and a simplified floor plan. The ticket to the reception, printed by Blades, East and Blades, features a portrait of the Shah, the arms of the city of London, and of the Persian royal house ornately printed in red, blue, green, sepia, and gold. The menu is similarly decorative, featuring a wonderful Islamic-style border. Nasir al-Din Shah Qajar was the first Shah of Persia to visit Europe in modern times. His travels seem to have been an effort to obtain some influence in the power-struggle being played out between Britain and Russia on his northern borders. He was fascinated by the technological advances he saw, and introduced a number of western innovations to Persia, including a modern postal system, train transport, a banking system and newspaper publishing. He was also the first Iranian to be photographed. The Shah was sumptuously entertained during his visit, and was appointed a Garter Knight by the Queen, the first Persian to be so honoured. His admiration for western ways and his perceived deference to the European powers were certainly factors that contributed to his assassination in 1896 by a follower of the Islamicist Jamal-al-Din Afghani. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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