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        Manuscript Log Book of the British Brig Isadora

      Boston, MA. Good. 1873. Hardcover. Green and brown marbled boards with leather binding and pastedown label on front cover. Back board is detached; moderate water damage to front board with additional soiling, rubbing and flaking of leather. Interior is surprisingly clean considering condition of exterior, with clean lithographed Log Book title page complete with clipper ship lithograph, printed by M. Thalmessinger & Co. , Manufacturing Stationers. 337 Broadway, New York. Log contains notes from two voyages. The Isadora was a British Brig owned by Edwin Fowle of Newton, MA, sailing out of Boston. First voyage comprises at least two-thirds of the log and chronicles a voyage from Boston to Fernandina, FL, Barbados, Trinidad and Caibarien and Caifrancis, Cuba, returning to Boston. This cruise lasted from November 1873 through late March 1874. Captained by John Pratt. Fairly typical notes recording weather conditions, landmarks, status of the vessel including repair work, and sightings of other vessels. Of note from the first voyage is constant bad weather ranging from "storm with winds and heavy seas", to "heavy gales...heavy thunder and lightening" (sic). Later the captain writes of a "hurricane". A squall "knocked in the forward part of the foreside" necessitating extensive repairs by the crew. On one occasion Captain Pratt writes, "ship leaking considerably and straining heavily." Cargo included lumber and molasses. The second voyage ran from May 1st, 1874 through August 16th 1874 with the log concluding in Ballyshannon, Ireland departing towards Scotland. Continued notes on weather conditions and boat repairs. Tragedy strikes the Isadora on May 5th, "by an accident lost a seaman James Ness by drowning although everything was done to try to save him...." That same day the Isadora ran aground and had to wait until high weather to "hove off the bank and set proper anchorage...." Over a month later the captain writes "people employed variously found the body of the seaman James Ness who was drowned on the day of our arrival at this port (Musquodobit, Nova Scotia)...." The funeral was attending by the crew of the Isadora plus other crews in port and "a good many from the shore." A nicely detailed record of two 'typical' voyages transporting goods and supplies in 1873-74 throughout the Atlantic. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 68 pp .

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        Miss or Mrs. and Other Stories in Outline.

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

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        The Stones of Venice

      London: Smith, Elder and Co.,, 1873-74. 3 volumes, octavo. Contemporary dark green half morocco, spine gilt in compartments with titles direct, double gilt rule to sides with marbled cloth, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Numerous plates by Thomas Lupton, J. C. Armytage, R. P. Cuff and others after Ruskin, illustrations in the text. Some scuffs and rubbing to ends, joint and corners, but sound and internally clean, a very good set. Signed limited edition, one of 1,500 copies signed by the author at the end of the preface. Ruskin's magnum opus, one of the key texts of the aesthetic movement, was first published 1851?53. Ruskin's The Stones of Venice and The Seven Lamps of Architecture "with their obsession with the function and aesthetics of architecture, over and beyond its history and practice? proved a revolutionary success" (PMM). "The importance of The Stones of Venice lies ? in its celebration of the Byzantine and the Gothic, which had an immediate effect on Victorian architects, who began to introduce Romanesque forms and Venetian and Veronese colour and sculptural features into their designs" (ODNB). In the most famous chapter, "The nature of Gothic", which was twice reprinted in his lifetime (first for the inauguration of the London Working Men's College in 1854, and second by William Morris in 1892), "Ruskin argued that under conditions of industrialization and the division of labour, social disharmony and industrial unrest were bound to occur, because the previously expressive craftsman - Ruskin's ideal working man - had been reduced to the condition of a machine" (op. cit.)

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        ATLAS OF CARBONIFEROUS FOSSILS FROM THE NORTHUMBERLAND CARBONIFEROUS STRATA.

      London, W.M. Hutchings,1873.. ATLAS AND TEXT VOLUME, COMPLETE SET, 1873. ATLAS: Folio, approximately 420 x 280 mm, 16½ x 11 inches, title page and 11 plates, 9 folding, 2 plates numbered 10, some with colour, original publisher's printed wrappers with cloth spine. Cloth spine neatly put on by amateur, wrappers slightly dusty with a few small stains, upper wrapper has small repairs to outer edge, lower wrapper has small piece missing from inner lower edge, also affecting last blank page, last folding plate has neat repair to 1 fold, a few light turning creases, otherwise a good copy. TEXT VOLUME, approximately 245 x 160 mm, 9¾ x 6¼ inches, 117 pages, original publisher's brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine and covers, black rules and decoration to covers, original coated brown endpapers. Binding slightly rubbed and slight shelf wear to edges and corners, slight damge to bottom of spine with 1½ inch split to both upper and lower hinges, binding still tight, text block clean with no loose pages. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Stones of Venice.

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1873-74 - 3 volumes, octavo. Contemporary dark green half morocco, spine gilt in compartments with titles direct, double gilt rule to sides with marbled cloth, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Some scuffs and rubbing to ends, joint and corners, but sound and internally clean, a very good set. Numerous plates by Thomas Lupton, J. C. Armytage, R. P. Cuff and others after Ruskin, illustrations in the text. Signed limited edition, one of 1,500 copies signed by the author at the end of the preface. Ruskin's magnum opus, one of the key texts of the aesthetic movement, was first published 1851–53. Ruskin's The Stones of Venice and The Seven Lamps of Architecture "with their obsession with the function and aesthetics of architecture, over and beyond its history and practice proved a revolutionary success" (PMM). "The importance of The Stones of Venice lies in its celebration of the Byzantine and the Gothic, which had an immediate effect on Victorian architects, who began to introduce Romanesque forms and Venetian and Veronese colour and sculptural features into their designs" (ODNB). In the most famous chapter, "The nature of Gothic", which was twice reprinted in his lifetime (first for the inauguration of the London Working Men's College in 1854, and second by William Morris in 1892), "Ruskin argued that under conditions of industrialization and the division of labour, social disharmony and industrial unrest were bound to occur, because the previously expressive craftsman - Ruskin's ideal working man - had been reduced to the condition of a machine" (op. cit.) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Around the World in Eighty Days

      First fully illustrated edition. A very good first US illustrated edition with 1873 on the title page. Very rare. Published a few months after a small unillustrated edition that is far more common. Because of a publishing defect, rarely seen in this condition. James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1873. Benot, L. with various engravers (steel engravings) (illustrator). A true first edition, with 1873 publication notice entered at the Office of the Librarian of Congress and 1873 printed at the bottom of the title page. The title was first published serially in 1872 in the French newspaper "Le Temps" as "Le Tour du Monde en Quatre-vingt Jours." Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. $3,000

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        Jottings During the Cruise of H.M.S. Curacoa Among the South Sea Islands in 1865 with Numerous Illustrations and Natural History Notices

      London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1873 viii, 487 pp with two fold-out chromo-lithographs tipped in. 44 B&W wood engravings, and 50 hand-coloured engravings of 'objects in natural history,' ie. birds, reptiles, fishes, shells and insects, each of these with a glasine tissue guard,. One 12" x 14" hand-colored fold-out map of the South Sea Islands bound in before index. Map has a short (3/4") tear next to binding, otherwise in excellent condition. The book has glue staining to endpapers, foxing to first few pages. Text is otherwise clean, tight and unmarked. Front hinge cracked but holding. Publisher's green cloth boards with gold-stamped outline of a canoe and gold-stamped titles along spine are rubbed at extremities with partial split to cloth along front hinge. Julius Lucius Brenchley (1816 - 1873) was a world-wide traveller and author from Maidstone, Kent. He visited United States, where he lived among indigenous people, Central and South America, North Africa, the Far East and Oceania. In 1865 he joined the Curacoa, a naval vessel then deployed to protect British interests in the Pacific including Solomon Islands, where Brenchley made a collection of more than 1,000 artefacts. He later published an account of the voyage: ?Jottings During the Cruise of HMS 'Curacoa' Among the South Sea Islands in 1865?. His collection was divided between Maidstone Museum and the British Museum.. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Etude médico-légale sur les attentats aux moeurs

      VII, 304pp., 4 planches,48 pp Paris, Jean-Baptiste Baillière et fils, 1873, in-8, VII, 304pp, 4 planches,48 pp de catalogue Baillère, broché, Sixème édition de cet ouvrage pionnier de médecine légale. La première édition avait paru en 1857, en 176pp. et sans illustration. Tardieu divise son étude en trois parties : outrages publics à la pudeur ; viols et attentats à la pudeur ; la pédérastie et de la sodomie.Quatre planches hors texte en fin de volume représentent notamment des dessins d'hymen et les caractères de la défloration. Dos fendu.

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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. â€

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        A Journey to the Centre Center of the Earth

      Scribner, Armstrong & Co., 1873, but stated 1874. FIRST edition, FIRST printing, FIRST State: Scarce true First state of the First edition of this title, published before the deluxe edition (and has a completely different board design). Scribner, Armstrong & Co. on the bottom of the spine. 52 illustratons by Riou. The original French edition came out in 1864. Scribner Armstrong’s first American edition came out in November 1873, though dated 1874. On the front cloth is the gilt scene of a waterfall and a raft, and titles. Original front cover and spine laid down on matching blue cloth. With new matching end papers. All pages are present and overall remarkably clean for a Verne book. Please see many detailed images. A very handsome example of this scarce title in very clean collectible condition. Housed in a felt lined custom-made collector’s slipcase.

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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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        Le Coffret de santal

      174 pp. et (1) f. Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, Nice, Gay et fils, 1873, in-12, 174 pp. et (1) f, reliure de l'époque en demi-basane bleue avec coins, dos orné, tête dorée, non rogné, Édition originale de ce recueil de 74 poèmes, dont huit en prose, publiée aux frais de l'auteur. Le poète avait versé 200 francs pour être édité chez Alphonse Lemerre, mais celui-ci accepta seulement d'être le dépositaire parisien d'un imprimeur niçois, auquel Cros, pour être enfin publié, dut donner encore 250 francs. Cette édition diffère de sa réédition de 1879 par "toute la distance qui sépare la conscience du désespoir. Les deux préfaces reflètent l'expérience de l'auteur : la première est le cri frémissant de l'homme en marche, la seconde la conscience lassée de celui pour qui rien n'a peut-être plus d'importance. Entre les deux, tragique, le poids d'une expérience de la vie". L'ouvrage porte cette dédicace imprimée à Nina de Villard : "À Nina, j'offre ce coffret de santal". Femme excentrique et généreuse, Marie-Anne Gaillard de Villard, contesse de Callias, eut la passion de la musique et s'acquit la réputation de pianiste étoile. Elle tint, de 1863 à 1882, "le salon le plus vivant et plus intellectuel de Paris. Là, se réunissaient tous les militants d'avant-garde, et, tandis que Nina y fomentait la révolution musicale, avec Félicien David, Berlioz et Wagner, dont elle voulait, contre vents et marées, imposer le génie en France, Jules Vallès, Camille Pelletan, Rochefort y complotaient la ruine du régime impérial... Le symbolisme y fit entendre ses premiers accords, avec Paul Verlaine, Stéphane Mallarmé, Germain Nouveau et Rimbaud qui sut ravir à sa frénésie vagabonde, le temps d'y faire de courtes apparitions" ; modèle privilégié de Manet, elle devait inspirer au peintre une suite de portraits, dont la célèbre "Dame à l'éventail", conservée au Musée d'Orsay. Elle mourut à quarante et un ans, à Paris, seule et abandonnée (Ernest Raynaud, "La Bohème, sous le Second Empire. Charles Cros et Nina", Cahiers de la Quinzaine, 1930). Au bout de neuf années de liaison avec le révolutionnaire Cros, Nina de Villard s'éloignera de lui, en 1877. Cette rupture consommera le délabrement du poète, d'autant plus que, dans l'orage de la séparation, Nina jeta au feu le manuscrit de La Mécanique cérébrale, oeuvre scientifique majeure de Cros. Celui-ci supprimera la dédicace du Coffret de santal lors de la seconde édition qu'il publiera, toujours à compte d'auteur, en 1879. Le recueil sera encore réédité en 1903, aux frais de René Vivien. Touche-à-tout de génie, Charles Cros est aussi célèbre pour ses inventions de la photographie en couleurs et du phonographe, dont il exposa la théorie en 1879, encore que, pour cette dernière, il sera grillé au poteau par l'Américain Edison qui réussira avant lui les démonstrations pratiques et déposera un brevet. Brancardier pendant la Commune, c'est Cros qui, en septembre 1871, ira avec Verlaine accueillir à la gare de l'Est Rimbaud, qu'il manquera mais retrouvera ensuite chez les Mauté : il l'hébergera pendant une quinzaine de jours au cours desquels Rimbaud devait lacérer une revue contenant les poèmes de son hôte. Miné par l'alcool et la maladie, Cros mourra en 1898 ; les surréalistes rendront justice à son esprit multiforme et visionnaire et René Char écrira : "C'est une joie de mettre un moment sa main dans celle de ce fin compagnon du crépuscule, de ce dévaleur de pentes chimériques au bas desquelles vous attend sur les lèvres d'un amour léger le poème impromptu du bien-être mélancolique". Les pièces qui composent le Coffret de santal sont d'inspirations diverses ; à côté de poèmes sentimentaux et amoureux, on trouve le très beau Fleuve, dont Manet illustrera plus tard une édition séparée, et le fameux Hareng saur. Ce poème connut un succès considérable, Cros le récitant souvent et le prestigieux Coquelin Cadet l'utilisant pour inaugurer sa triomphante carrière de monologuiste, tandis qu'Alphonse Allais le récitait en anglais, dans

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        TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS;

      1873. [a handsome copy] or, The Marvellous and Exciting Adventures of Pierre Aronnax... Translated from the French. One Hundred and Ten Illustrations. (Edition of James R. Osgood & Co.) Sold Only by Subscription. Boston: Geo. M. Smith & Co., 1873. Original green cloth decorated in gilt and black. First American Edition, second and usual "Smith" issue, of Verne's famous tale of Captain Nemo and the submarine Nautilus. Considerable confusion surrounds the relationship of the two Boston 1873 title pages that can appear in this title -- the James R. Osgood & Company title page, and this usual Geo. M. Smith & Co. one (which refers to the Osgood one and indicates "sold by subscription only"). The bindings of the two are nearly identical (the Osgood binding reads "...UNDER THE SEA" and bears a jellyfish in the center of the front cover, whereas the Smith binding properly reads "...UNDER THE SEAS" and has Captain Nemo using a sextant on the front cover). Clearly the Osgood one is a bit earlier and is much scarcer: supposedly only about fifteen copies were known to exist, but we have handled more than a dozen of them over the past 20 years (all between $12,000 and $27,500), so our guess would be more like fifty. One theory is that the Osgood title page may have designated the subscription issue, and that the Smith one, being much less scarce, must have designated the subsequent trade issue. Another possibility is that most of the Osgood edition was consumed by a Boston fire.~This copy is a standard copy without gilt page edges (a deluxe feature for which the original buyer paid extra). The leaves bulk about 1-3/8" thick (some copies are on thicker paper -- no known priority). On the final page of text, there is no "THE END" (some copies have it, some have it partially, and some do not have it at all; this is not an "issue point" as is sometimes claimed, but merely a case of type slippage during a single print run, with no bearing upon which copies were actually first to reach the public).~As for condition, this is a bright, just-about-fine copy (a few tiny speckles on the front cover but otherwise no external soil or wear; label removed from a corner of the front free endpaper); remarkably, the original dark brown endpapers of this hefty volume are still entirely intact.. Taves & Michaluk V006; Myers 56.

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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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        TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS;

      1873 - [a handsome copy] or, The Marvellous and Exciting Adventures of Pierre Aronnax. Translated from the French. One Hundred and Ten Illustrations. (Edition of James R. Osgood & Co.) Sold Only by Subscription. Boston: Geo. M. Smith & Co., 1873. Original green cloth decorated in gilt and black. First American Edition, second and usual "Smith" issue, of Verne's famous tale of Captain Nemo and the submarine Nautilus. Considerable confusion surrounds the relationship of the two Boston 1873 title pages that can appear in this title -- the James R. Osgood & Company title page, and this usual Geo. M. Smith & Co. one (which refers to the Osgood one and indicates "sold by subscription only"). The bindings of the two are nearly identical (the Osgood binding reads ".UNDER THE SEA" and bears a jellyfish in the center of the front cover, whereas the Smith binding properly reads ".UNDER THE SEAS" and has Captain Nemo using a sextant on the front cover). Clearly the Osgood one is a bit earlier and is much scarcer: supposedly only about fifteen copies were known to exist, but we have handled more than a dozen of them over the past 20 years (all between $12,000 and $27,500), so our guess would be more like fifty. One theory is that the Osgood title page may have designated the subscription issue, and that the Smith one, being much less scarce, must have designated the subsequent trade issue. Another possibility is that most of the Osgood edition was consumed by a Boston fire.~This copy is a standard copy without gilt page edges (a deluxe feature for which the original buyer paid extra). The leaves bulk about 1-3/8" thick (some copies are on thicker paper -- no known priority). On the final page of text, there is no "THE END" (some copies have it, some have it partially, and some do not have it at all; this is not an "issue point" as is sometimes claimed, but merely a case of type slippage during a single print run, with no bearing upon which copies were actually first to reach the public).~As for condition, this is a bright, just-about-fine copy (a few tiny speckles on the front cover but otherwise no external soil or wear; label removed from a corner of the front free endpaper); remarkably, the original dark brown endpapers of this hefty volume are still entirely intact. Taves & Michaluk V006; Myers 56. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Coffret de santal

      1873 - 174 pp. et (1) f. Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, Nice, Gay et fils, 1873, in-12, 174 pp. et (1) f, reliure de l'époque en demi-basane bleue avec coins, dos orné, tête dorée, non rogné, Édition originale de ce recueil de 74 poèmes, dont huit en prose, publiée aux frais de l'auteur. Le poète avait versé 200 francs pour être édité chez Alphonse Lemerre, mais celui-ci accepta seulement d'être le dépositaire parisien d'un imprimeur niçois, auquel Cros, pour être enfin publié, dut donner encore 250 francs. Cette édition diffère de sa réédition de 1879 par "toute la distance qui sépare la conscience du désespoir. Les deux préfaces reflètent l'expérience de l'auteur : la première est le cri frémissant de l'homme en marche, la seconde la conscience lassée de celui pour qui rien n'a peut-être plus d'importance. Entre les deux, tragique, le poids d'une expérience de la vie". L'ouvrage porte cette dédicace imprimée à Nina de Villard : "À Nina, j'offre ce coffret de santal". Femme excentrique et généreuse, Marie-Anne Gaillard de Villard, contesse de Callias, eut la passion de la musique et s'acquit la réputation de pianiste étoile. Elle tint, de 1863 à 1882, "le salon le plus vivant et plus intellectuel de Paris. Là, se réunissaient tous les militants d'avant-garde, et, tandis que Nina y fomentait la révolution musicale, avec Félicien David, Berlioz et Wagner, dont elle voulait, contre vents et marées, imposer le génie en France, Jules Vallès, Camille Pelletan, Rochefort y complotaient la ruine du régime impérial. Le symbolisme y fit entendre ses premiers accords, avec Paul Verlaine, Stéphane Mallarmé, Germain Nouveau et Rimbaud qui sut ravir à sa frénésie vagabonde, le temps d'y faire de courtes apparitions" ; modèle privilégié de Manet, elle devait inspirer au peintre une suite de portraits, dont la célèbre "Dame à l'éventail", conservée au Musée d'Orsay. Elle mourut à quarante et un ans, à Paris, seule et abandonnée (Ernest Raynaud, "La Bohème, sous le Second Empire. Charles Cros et Nina", Cahiers de la Quinzaine, 1930). Au bout de neuf années de liaison avec le révolutionnaire Cros, Nina de Villard s'éloignera de lui, en 1877. Cette rupture consommera le délabrement du poète, d'autant plus que, dans l'orage de la séparation, Nina jeta au feu le manuscrit de La Mécanique cérébrale, oeuvre scientifique majeure de Cros. Celui-ci supprimera la dédicace du Coffret de santal lors de la seconde édition qu'il publiera, toujours à compte d'auteur, en 1879. Le recueil sera encore réédité en 1903, aux frais de René Vivien. Touche-à-tout de génie, Charles Cros est aussi célèbre pour ses inventions de la photographie en couleurs et du phonographe, dont il exposa la théorie en 1879, encore que, pour cette dernière, il sera grillé au poteau par l'Américain Edison qui réussira avant lui les démonstrations pratiques et déposera un brevet. Brancardier pendant la Commune, c'est Cros qui, en septembre 1871, ira avec Verlaine accueillir à la gare de l'Est Rimbaud, qu'il manquera mais retrouvera ensuite chez les Mauté : il l'hébergera pendant une quinzaine de jours au cours desquels Rimbaud devait lacérer une revue contenant les poèmes de son hôte. Miné par l'alcool et la maladie, Cros mourra en 1898 ; les surréalistes rendront justice à son esprit multiforme et visionnaire et René Char écrira : "C'est une joie de mettre un moment sa main dans celle de ce fin compagnon du crépuscule, de ce dévaleur de pentes chimériques au bas desquelles vous attend sur les lèvres d'un amour léger le poème impromptu du bien-être mélancolique". Les pièces qui composent le Coffret de santal sont d'inspirations diverses ; à côté de poèmes sentimentaux et amoureux, on trouve le très beau Fleuve, dont Manet illustrera plus tard une édition séparée, et le fameux Hareng saur. Ce poème connut un succès considérable, Cros le récitant souvent et le prestigieux Coquelin Cadet l'utilisant pour inaugurer sa triomphante carrière de monologuiste, tandis qu'Alphonse Allais le récitait en anglais [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'arte del calzolajo colla storia della calzoleria antica e moderna divisa in due parti con appendice.

      Manoscritto, Brescia, 1873. Tre volumi in-4ø; 6 cc., 192 pp., 5 cc., XXXIX tavv. (errori di numerazione) - 5 cc., 10 pp., 184 pp., 3 pp., XXXIII tavv. (errori di numerazione) - 1 c., 89 pp., 1 c., 13 tavv. (errori). Le tavole dei primi due volumi sono disegnate e colorate a mano. Legatura editoriale in mezza tela con titolo impresso in oro al piatto anteriore (lievi tracce d'uso). Alcune tavole e carte un poco lente. Ottimo esemplare. Manoscritto probabilmente autografo e in buona parte inedito di Domenico Corazzina, sull?arte della calzoleria. L'autore, calzolaio bresciano, aveva acquisito notoriet... a livello internazionale partecipando con i propri campionari di calzature a due Esposizioni universali (Vienna e Parigi, 1873 e 1878). Il testo Š illustrato da centinaia di figure colorate all'acquerello. Alcune tavole sono incise in litografia e poi acquerellate; altre disegnate a inchiostro e poi colorate; altre ancora (quelle dell?appendice) disegnate a matita: il tutto Š opera dello stesso autore. Il primo volume Š l?unico che abbia conosciuto la stampa, seppure in versione ridotta, nel 1882 a Brescia (poi ristampa anastatica nel 2005), ed Š dedicato alla storia della calzatura attraverso i secoli: dagli antichi Assiri, Babilonesi, Greci e Romani fino agli Americani, agli Asiatici, agli Europei. Nel secondo volume, che risulta ancora inedito, vengono descritte pi-- minutamente, con un intento didattico per gli apprendisti e insieme commerciale, le calzature in voga in particolare in Italia e Francia ai tempi dell?autore e le proposte di moda del Corazzina stesso: i volumi, illustrati dalle tavole con le figure delle calzature, venivano portati personalmente dall'autore all?Esposizione e mostrati ai visitatori. Essi servivano al Corazzina come campionario di modelli: scarpe estive, invernali, autunnali, primaverili, maschili e femminili, dei pi-- svariati materiali e colori. Il terzo volume, anch?esso inedito, Š un?appendice ad uso dei garzoni di bottega. Interessante, a questo proposito, uno dei tanti messaggi che Corazzina scrive ai suoi allievi: ?per creare nuove idee, nuove forme, non devesi mai togliere misura dal capriccio, ma bens? dalla ragione, che qualora quest?ultima ci sia di guida, vi condurr... anche ad un piacevole approvato buon gusto? (fine vol. II). S. Onger, Domenico Corazzina un autodidatta alle esposizioni universali, Civilt... bresciana 2010, pp. 125-131.

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        16 Volumes by Frederick Marryat: Peter Simple, Newton Forster, The Dog Fiend, Frank Mildmay, Percival Keene, Midshipman Easy, The Phantom Ship, Monsieur Violet, Rattkin the Reffer, The Pacha of Many Tales, Valerie, Olla Podrida, Japhet in Search of a Father, The Poacher, The Kings Own and Jacob Faithful.

      Routledge and Sons, 1873. Hardcover. Very Good. E. Evans. Illustrated edition with black and white illustrations by E. Evans. Bound in half blue calf. Frontis to each volume with plates. 1873 This is a handsome set of works by Marryat. Captain Frederick Marryat (1792-1848) was a British Royal Navy officer and novelist. He is known for writing nautical novels, which were some of the first if their kind. Condition: Very good. Fading to the spines, with some shelfwear and rubbing. Some light scuffing, more pronounced on several of the volumes. Intermittent foxing more pronounced on the first and last few pages.

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

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

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        Jottings During the Cruise of H.M.S Curacoa Among the South Sea Islands in 1865

      Longmans, Green, and Co., London 1873 - 487 pages indexed, plus folding colored frontispiece; nine un-numbered plates in main text of which one is color; and 50 natural history plates after J. Smit, G. H. Ford, and A. G. Butler. These include 21 bird plates after Smit and four butterfly plates after Butler. The remaining plates are after Ford, and include four reptile plates (uncolored), ten fish plates (five are uncolored), seven shell plates and three insect plates. Of the natural history plates, all but nine of Ford's reptile plates are hand colored. Folding map at rear, preceding index. All plates except the frontispiece remain tissue guarded. Green cloth over beveled boards with gilt lettering and decoration. Rebacked, retaining most of cloth spine covers. Cloth is rubbed, and shows some wear at corners. Top hinge is cracked and a little loose. First few leaves with foxing, affecting some of the folding frontis plate, and title page at gutter. Front free end leaf and half title page show chips along upper edge, and ffep with previous penciled dealer notes. Plates are generally very good, but are a little darkened along edges. Tissue guards are a bit tattered. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Panorama of Bombay Harbour.

      Bombay: 1873 - Watercolour with pencil underdrawing (170 × 495 mm), titled in pencil in the right lower corner. Window-mounted with wash-line, framed and glazed in attractive, hand-made gilt wood frame. Very good. A lively and appealing panorama of Bombay harbour by a skilful amateur artist on a voyage back to England from India in 1873. The watercolour came from a group of leaves from a disbound album compiled by A.H. Walker who was based in Jubbulpore, perhaps with the Indian Civil Service, and documented his return journey to England. The panorama was most likely taken from the heart of the city, the so called 'Old Mumbai', and shows a wonderful sweep across Bombay harbour and its islands, the soft outlines of the hills, pink and purple in the distance, and native vessels in the foreground.

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

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

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        (Kopenhagen 1845 - 1928). Campagna di Roma. (1. Wintertag im Süden). Öl auf Leinwand, diese auf Karton aufgezogen. 1873. Unten rechts in Bleistift monogrammiert, datiert \'December (?) 1873\' und bezeichnet \'Campagna\'. 30,5 x 46 cm. Gerahmt.

       1873 Weitläufige Ansicht der Campagna mit Gebirgskette unter blauem Himmel. Vorne rechts ein Wanderer dem Betrachter zugewandt.- Verso auf der Pappe handschriftlich \'Gottfred Chr.\' sowie \'Camppagna di Roma de ... (?) 1873\' und \'1. Wintertag im Süden 1873\' u.a.- 1 (alt?) restaurierter Randeinriss oben rechts, wenige minimale Farbabplatzer.- > Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Oberlahnstein vom Rhein aus gesehen. Aquarell.

      Schwer leserlich monogrammiert und datiert "1873". Auf Aquarellpapier, fest auf Unterlageblatt montiert. 20,5 x 33,3 cm. Bildhaft ausgeführte Vedute in impressionistischer Manier. Mit reicher Schiffsstaffage. Auf dem Unterlagekarton bezeichnet "Oberlahnstein / On the Rhine. / 1863". - Minimale Quetschspur am Oberrand. Schwache Bereibung im unteren Darstellungsrand.

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        Liebig-Bilder: Einzelserie Nr. 003: Genrebilder II.

      ( Liebig-Bilder-Serie in Chromolithographie gedruckt, teils unter Verwendung von Gold und Silber. Bildgröße 10 x 7 cm: Katalognummer und Erscheinungsjahr nach den Katalogen von Arnhold/Spielhagen + Loos ): Hier die Nummer 3: " Genrebilder II " aus dem Jahrgang 1873-1878, gedruckt bei Testu & Massin in Paris. Gezeigt werden: " Eine Nonne am Tisch mit 2 Kindern - Eine Nonne und drei Kinder - Ein Französischer Soldat mit Bauer und Bäuerin - Ein Knabe auf einem Floß mit dem amerikanischen Sternenbanner - Französische Soldaten füllen den Liebig-Fleisch-Extract aus Töpfen in Näpfe - Zwei Bergsteiger auf dem Gipfel - Ein Knabe auf einem Drahtseil kocht sich Suppe - Zwei Knaben im Luftballon - Zwei Knaben am Nordpol kochen Suppe - Jäger mit Liebigtopf - Schiffbrüchige Kinder am Riff - 3 Knaben auf einem Segelfloß ". Zusammen 12 Bilder. Mit französischem Werbetext auf der Rückseite. Mit teils kleineren Gebrauchsspuren (gering fleckig, leicht berieben, Ecken teils gering bestoßen ), 1 Bild mit etwas beschädigter Rückseite, Rückseiten teils etwas fleckig. Insgesamt aber recht guter Zustand. - außerordentlich selten - ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )

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        Seltene Liebig-Bilder-Serie (unvollständig): Sanguinetti Nr. 045: Branches de Fleurs 1.

      ( 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: Hier eine seltene, unvollständige Serie, die nicht in Deutschland erschienen ist - mit französischem Text bzw. Werbetext " Extrait de Viande Liebig ": Leider kein Einzelbildverkauf möglich ). Hier die Serie Nr. 45: " Branches de Fleurs 1 " aus dem Jahrgang 1873-1878, gedruckt bei Casablanca in Paris. ( Diese Serie ist nur in Frankreich erschienen / italienischer Titel hierzu: " Fiori 1 " ). Von den 6 erschienenen Bildern sind hier 5 Bilder vorhanden: " Bild b: gelbe Chrysanthemen / Bild c: blaue Kornblume / Bild d: rosa Winde / Bild e: Weißdorn: rosa und rot / Bild f: Apfelbaumblüte ". Die Bilder sind offenbar ohne weißen Außenrand erschienen, Bilder teils mit stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren ( etwas fleckig und berieben ( Bild c + e stärker fleckig )), Bild b mit beschädiger unterer rechter Ecke sowie am Oberrand rechts etwas beschädigt ( Rückseite hier auch beschädigt ). Rückseiten teils fleckig. - außerordentlich selten - ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )

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        Liebig-Bilder: Einzelserie Nr. 008: Pierrots - genannt die kleinen Schwarzkappen.

      ( Liebig-Bilder-Serie in Chromolithographie gedruckt, teils unter Verwendung von Gold und Silber. Bildgröße 10 x 7 cm: Katalognummer und Erscheinungsjahr nach den maßgeblichen Katalogen von Arnhold/Spielhagen + Loos sowie Sanguinetti ): Hier die Nummer 8: " Pierrots " ( genannt: Die kleinen Schwarzkappen ) " aus dem Jahrgang 1873-1878, gedruckt bei Testu & Massin in Paris (französischer Werbetext auf Rückseite ). Gezeigt werden 12 Pierrot-Szenen mit Küchenszenen: " Kaffeekanne und Glas - Brotstange *Baguette* als Wippe - Zigarre - Champagnerflasche - Gänsebraten - Bratpfanne - Suppenterrine - Hummer steigt aus Pudding - Beim Mohrrübenschälen - Obstwaage - 3 Pierrots am Tisch Champagner trinkend - Ein Pierrot fällt in einen Liebigtopf ". Zusammen 12 Bilder. Teils mit stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren: 2 Bilder am weißen Außenrand beschnitten, Bild 1 an der linken oberen Ecke angeknickt, einige Bilder gering fleckig, gering berieben, 3 Bilder mit leicht beschädigter Rückseite, diese teils gering fleckig. 2 Bilder mit deutschem (altem!) Werbetext auf Rückseite " Nur ächt, wenn die Etiquette eines jeden Topfes den nebenstehenden Namenszug in blauer Schrift trägt *J.v.Liebig* " - außerordentlich selten - ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )

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        Kopenhagen 1845 - 1928). Campagna di Roma. (1. Wintertag im Süden). Öl auf Leinwand, diese auf Karton aufgezogen. 1873. Unten rechts in Bleistift monogrammiert, datiert 'December (?) 1873' und bezeichnet 'Campagna'. 30,5 x 46 cm. Gerahmt.

      Weitläufige Ansicht der Campagna mit Gebirgskette unter blauem Himmel. Vorne rechts ein Wanderer dem Betrachter zugewandt.- Verso auf der Pappe handschriftlich 'Gottfred Chr.' sowie 'Camppagna di Roma de ... (?) 1873' und '1. Wintertag im Süden 1873' u.a.- 1 (alt?) restaurierter Randeinriss oben rechts, wenige minimale Farbabplatzer.- .

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        Madame Gachet au Piano. ETCHING BY THE FAMOUS DOCTOR OF VAN GOGH

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Etching, 1873, 17.2 x 14.3 cm, signed "P v. Ryssel" and "1iere 1873" in the plate, the artist's hand stamp below image. Rare.<br>Dr. Paul-Ferdinand Gachet was the physician of Vincent van Gogh and himself a reasonably accomplished amateur artist, as evidenced by the present lovely etching.  Van Gogh's Portrait of Dr. Gachet is one of his most revered paintings and depicts him during the period in which he took care of Van Gogh, the final months of his life in Auvers-sur-Oise. Gachet was a great supporter of artists and the Impressionist movement. He was an amateur painter, signing his works "Paul van Ryssel", referring to his birthplace: Gachet came "from" (Dutch: "van") "Ryssel" (actually Rijssel) â?? the Dutch name of Lille.<br>

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        La Madeja Politica. (50 Nummern - alles Erschienene in 1 Band).

      Barcelona, Trilla y Serra, 1873/74. - Mit 2 lithographischen (1 farbigen) Titeln, (50 doppelblattgrosse, 47 farbige) Lithographien. (1-14, año I 1873. El Lío: del núm. 1-7, año I, 1874. La madeja politica: del núm. 22-50, año II 1874). Halbledereinband der Zeit, 64 x 44 cm, Einband berieben und bestossen, hinteres Vorsatzblatt fehlt, eine Tafel mit hinterlegtem Einriß. 'La Madeja Politica' erschien wöchentlich (zwischen März und Juli 1874 alle zwei Wochen) vom 1. November 1873 bis zum 19. Dezember 1874 während der Ersten Republik in Spanien. Die Lithographien tragen das Monogramm 'A. W.' und karikieren zeitpolitische Geschehnisse und Persönlichkeiten. Die Zeitschrift wurde 1875/76 unter dem Titel &#132;La Madeja" fortgeführt.

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        Primavera.

      1873. 1873 circa. Esemplare stampato a Torino da Carlo Lovera per "Arte in Italia" nel 1873. Foglio nel V stato / 5. Acquaforte e puntasecca stampata su carta velina e applicata su carta, cm 15 x 21 (alla lastra), 17 x 23 (il foglio). In lastra, al centro, il titolo Primavera"; in basso a sinistra "T. Signorini inc.", a destra "C. Lovera imp.". L'Autore (Firenze, 1835 - 1901). Alcune tracce di foxing, uniforme ingiallimento ai margini (senza presenza nell'inciso), bel soggetto in bella prova e in buono stato di conservazione.

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        Les Murailles politiques françaises, depuis le 18 juillet 1870 jusqu'au 25 mai 1871. Affiches françaises et allemandes. T1 : La Guerre, La Commune - Paris, Province. T2 : La Commune : Paris, Versailles, La Province, 18 mars - 27 mai 1871. T3 : Les Murailles d'Alsace-Lorraine : Metz, Sarreguemines, Strasbourg, Haguenau, Saverne, Nancy, etc.

      - Paris, Le Chevalier, 1873, 1874, 1875. 3 volumes in-4, (6)-1022, 676 et (6)-267-(3) pp., reliure demi-maroquin à long grain, couvertures illustrées conservées. Ex-libris gravé : Bibliothèque de Franc-Pord. Bel exemplaire. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        Le Gros Souper ou les Fêtes de Noël à Marseille. Etude locale.

      Gustave Crespin 1873 - In-12 ( 185 X 120 mm ) de 80 pages, demi-maroquin à coins havane foncé, dos à nerfs janséniste, tête dorée, couverture et dos conservés ( Reliure signée de Henri DUHAYON ). Très rare édition originale. Magnifique exemplaire, dans une élégante reliure parfaitement exécutée. Régionalisme Provence Fête Gastronomie Folklore [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Exposition universelle à Vienne en 1873. Cartes, plans, dessins, documents historiques et statistiques composant l'exposition de la direction de l'agriculture dans les groupes 2 (Agriculture) et 26 (Enseignement).

      Paris: Imprimerie nationale, 1873 - Grand in-folio oblong; Album comportant 82 feuillets non numérotés et 3 cartes repliées comprenant parmi les illustrations: frontispice, 11 cartes en couleurs (8 avec 2 cartes chacune), 11 planches de vaches et taureaux (héliogravures coloriées), 5 planches de moutons (lithographies teintées), 3 planches de vigne comportant 46 figures (gravure sur bois), 7 planches lithographiées illustrant des écoles d'agriculture ou vétérinaires, 3 planches lithographiées représentant des vacheries et bergeries, 2 planches de prix et trophées, et quelques dessins dans le texte. Pleine toile chagrinée de l'éditeur frappée au centre du plat supérieur d'une couronne de laurier et la mention "Diplôme d'honneur", titre doré au dos. Quelques petites taches sur la reliure, une page de garde repliée, autrement en très bon état. Le meilleur du monde agricole français en 1873, avec de belles illustrations de bétail et d'établissements agricoles. Textes sur la peste bovine qui sévit en Europe et l'enseignement dans les grandes écoles spécialisées. L'Exposition Universelle de 1873 fut par ailleurs la cause d'une folie spéculative qui entraîna la liquidation de plusieurs grandes banques autrichiennes et marqua le début de la démocratisation des "water closets", installés parmi les 53,000 exposants par une entreprise britannique? Rare album qui ne fut probablement tiré qu'à très petit nombre et donné en récompense aux exposants primés. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ATLAS OF CARBONIFEROUS FOSSILS FROM THE NORTHUMBERLAND CARBONIFEROUS STRATA.

      London, W.M. Hutchings,1873. ATLAS AND TEXT VOLUME, COMPLETE SET, 1873. ATLAS: Folio, approximately 420 x 280 mm, 16½ x 11 inches, title page and 11 plates, 9 folding, 2 plates numbered 10, some with colour, original publisher's printed wrappers with cloth spine. Cloth spine neatly put on by amateur, wrappers slightly dusty with a few small stains, upper wrapper has small repairs to outer edge, lower wrapper has small piece missing from inner lower edge, also affecting last blank page, last folding plate has neat repair to 1 fold, a few light turning creases, otherwise a good copy. TEXT VOLUME, approximately 245 x 160 mm, 9¾ x 6¼ inches, 117 pages, original publisher's brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine and covers, black rules and decoration to covers, original coated brown endpapers. Binding slightly rubbed and slight shelf wear to edges and corners, slight damge to bottom of spine with 1½ inch split to both upper and lower hinges, binding still tight, text block clean with no loose pages. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Flowering Plants, Grasses, Sedges and Ferns of Great Britain and their Allies, the Club Mosses, Pepperworts and Horsetails.

      Last Edition / Best, and most complete Edition. 6 Volumes (complete set). Octavo. Volume I: VIII, 288 pages with 47 coloured illustrations - Flowering Plants, with 220 species coloured / Volume II: VIII, 355 pages with 40 coloured illustrations - Flowering Plants, with 254 species coloured / Volume III: IX, 410 pages with 53 coloured illustrations - Flowering Plants, with 283 Species coloured / Volume IV: VIII, 328 pages with 53 coloured illustrations - Flowering Plants with 269 species coloured / Volume V: VIII, 368 pages with 50 coloured illustrations with 237 species coloured / Volume VI: X, 319 pages with 76 coloured illustrations - British Grasses, Sedges and Ferns, with 280 species coloured from Nature // Hardcover / Original green blindstamped cloth with beautiful ornaments in gilt and colour. Gilt lettering on spine and covers. Excellent provenance ! Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Volume IV with a stronger discoloration to the upper part of the front board, but besides this , the set in overall excellent condition with only minor signs of wear and some mild foxing to the interior only. Provenance: From the Kilmacurragh Estate in County Wicklow, with the bookplate of Charles Acton (Motto: "Adjuvante Deo") and original signature of Thomas Acton to the first three volumes of the set. The Flowering Plants, Grasses, Sedges, and Ferns of Great Britain and Their Allies the Club Mosses, Pepperworts, and Horsetails. London: Frederick Warne and Co., 18551873, 6 vols. (Originally only 5 volumes, published 18551866, as 'The Flowering Plants of Great Britain the 6th volume, on grasses, sedges, and ferns, was added in 1873). Anne Pratt (5 December 1806 1893) was a botanical and ornithological illustrator from Strood, Kent. The second of three daughters of Robert Pratt (17771819), a grocer, and Sara Bundock (17801845), Pratt was one of the best known English botanical illustrators of the Victorian age. Owing to poor health and a 'stiff knee' in childhood, she missed out on 'outdoor activities' and was encouraged to occupy herself by drawing. Anne Pratt was educated at Eastgate House, Rochester, and introduced to botany by Dr. Dods, a family friend. She moved to Brixton, London, in 1826, where she developed her career as an illustrator. She settled in Dover in 1849, then in East Grinstead in 1866, where she married John Pearless they then moved to Redhill. Anne Pratt died in Shepherd's Bush, London. Anne Pratt wrote more than 20 books, which she illustrated with chromolithographs on which she collaborated with William Dickes, an engraver skilled in the chromolithograph process. Her works were written in popular style but were said to be accurate, and are partly responsible for the popularising of botany in her day. From her first book, Flowers and Their Associations, her work sold well, but she never achieved critical acclaim, owing to prejudice against her on the grounds that she was self-taught. Her masterpiece is probably The Flowering Plants, Grasses, Sedges, and Ferns of Great Britain and Their Allies the Club Mosses, Pepperworts, and Horsetails, a six-volume project covering more than 1500 species, with 300 illustrations, that took over a decade to publish in full (18551873). (Wikipedia)

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        Memoria que en cumplimiento del Precepto Constitucional Presentó al Congreso de la Union en el primer periodo de sus Sesiones el C. Ignacio L. Vallarta (Secretario de Estado y del Despacho de Relaciones Exteriores) / Bound with Appendix I (Anexo I): Anexo al Informe del Agente de Mexico ante la Comision de Reclamaciones (Reclamaciones de D. Jorge L. Hammeken) / Bound with Appendix II (Anexo II): Comision Mixta de Reclamaciones de Mexico y Los Estados-Unidos. Thaddeus Amat, Obispo de Monterey, y Joseph S. Alemany, Arzobispo de San Francisco, Con Mexico //

      Folio. XXVI, 197 pages / Indice I: 17 pages / Indice II: 35 pages / Indice III: 17 pages / Indice IV: 2 pages / Appendix / Anexi: 291 pages. Original Hardcover (half leather). Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Cancelled from the University of London Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, this rare publication was bequeathed to the University from the library of Charles Henry Huberich. Los anexos I and II incluyen una relación de las reclamaciones entre México y Estados Unidos de América destacando por su amplitud y minuciosidad la información que se refiere a las reclamaciones entre México y Estados Unidos de América, nombre del reclamante, y el origen y cantidad de la reclamación. El anexo 3 incluye los extranjeros en México: matricula, naturalizaciones, matrimonios, defunciones e hijos renidos en México, de junio de 1873 a septiembre de 1875 (en términos generales), movimiento maritimo y de pasajeros, por puertos y nacionalidad (Source: Latin America - A Guide to Economic History 1830-1930 by Roberto Cortés Conde and Stanley Stein). ________________________ This rare book came form the library of Charles Henry Huberich. Charles Henry Huberich was born on February 18, 1877 in Toledo, Ohio. He grew up in San Antonio, Texas, where he studied under private tutors. Huberich received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1897 and his Master of Law degree a year later from the same institution. After receiving his Master of Civil Law degree from Yale in 1899, Huberich spent a few months studying at the Universities of Berlin and Heidelberg. In 1900, he was elected as an instructor in law and political science by regents of the University of Texas at Austin. During his stay in Austin, he met Laura King Orr. They were married on June 11, 1902. They had one daughter, May Bess. Huberich taught at the University of Texas until he resigned in May 1905. Later that year, he received a Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Heidelberg and he accepted a teaching position at Stanford University. Huberich taught Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Conflict of Laws at Stanford until 1912. He was an assistant professor from 1905-1906, an associate professor during 1907, and a professor from 1907 to 1912. Huberich was also a professor of law at the University of Chicago during the 1907 summer session, and at the University of Wisconsin from 1909-1910. After leaving Stanford, Huberich made his home in New York and he set up law offices both there and in London. On July 15, 1925, Huberich was married for the second time, this time to Princess Nina Mdivani. Charles Huberich died at the age of 68 on June 18, 1945. (Sprache: Spanish)

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        ST. PATRICK'S MANUAL; OR, THE MANUAL OF ST. PATRICK; BEING A GUIDE TO CATHOLIC DEVOTION

      New York: D. & J. Sadlier & Co, 1873. FIRST EDITION (NAP). Leather_bound. Very Good. 16mo (approximately 6.75" x 4" x 1.75") Full leather. Elaborate, Baroque, modelled thick boards with intricate gilding and tooling in blind. All edges gilt and gauffered. Rubbing to extremities, and rubbing ann fading to spine. Divided into three parts. "...The First Part contains Private Devotions; The Second Part Public Devotions for Mass and Benediction; the Third Part Devotions and Intentions for Approaching the Sacraments and for Special Occasions" Imprimatur John Cardinal McCloskey, Archbishop of New York and Re-Imprimatur Michael Augustine, Archbishop of New York. This is but one of numerous written works by Sister Margaret Anna Cusack, who called herself "The Nun of Kenmare". Cusack was an educated Anglican-turned-Catholic, and devoted activist-firebrand who spent her life advocating for the poor, and challenging what she considered social inequities and even hypocrisies within the Catholic Church and its leadership. Cusack wrote that "many are suffering from the rampant and unjust practices of the church in her day, and ..."Roman Catholic ecclesiastics have impressed the people with the very convenient idea that they are not to be blamed, no matter what wrong they may do; so the devil is made the convenient scapegoat. The claim of priests to be thus excused is a serious danger to the Roman Catholic Church. Facts cannot be hidden as they were in earlier ages. People know that certain evils exist, and though they may be silent for a time, the existence of these evils is not forgotten. An open, honest admission of the evils in the church would go far to lessen them. It would at least save the church the awful crime of even appearing to approve evil by not condemning it....I believe the cause of some of the trouble in convent life is a mistaken view of human nature. Those who enter a religious house, young and full of hope and zeal, and with such sublime ideas of perfection, still take with them poor humanity. To believe that putting on a religious garb will at once alter the dispositions, tempers, or personal peculiarities is a sad delusion. It is true that we may, by generous efforts, change in some respects, but nature is slow and habit is strong. We come into the convent full of imperfections, perhaps of grave faults, and we expect to find every one there perfect; but they like ourselves, are human....Her main complaint was with an unjust church system that allowed, sometimes even encouraged, the worst sides of those men to flourish. 'Human frailty,' she noted, "which made even Paradise a desolation, comes in everywhere, and blights if it cannot destroy." Weakened, tired, and sick after decades of ministry and continuing battles with some church prelates, Margaret Cusack resigned from the order she had founded ... so that her personal struggles would not prevent the order from thriving. Ten years later she died in England and was buried with Anglican rites.

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        An English-Japanese Pronouncing Dictionary, With an Appendix Containing a Table of Irregular Verbs, and A List of English Signs and Abbreviations.

      Tokio: Shinsei-Quats-Pan-Sho,, Tokio 1873 - Fourth Edition Revised. 790pp. Rebound. Half leather with gilt title on spine & green cloth. Front & rear cover sl.stained. All edges sunned. Pencil notation on half title page verso. Red ink spotted on half title page. Lower part of 304-456pp. chipped. Pencil notation on P.765. Pages sunned & spotted. English title page & Consonants page to P.2 in xerox copy. 24x17.5cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE ARCTIC REGIONS. ILLUSTRATED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN ON AN EXPEDITION TO GREENLAND BY WILLIAM BRADFORD. WITH DESCRIPTIVE NARRATIVE BY THE ARTIST

      London: Chiswick Press for Sampson, Low, Marston, Low and Searle, 1873. Mounted on linen guards throughout, half title, titlepage in red and black, dedication leaf. 141 mounted albumen prints from wet collodion negatives, by John Dunmore & George Critcherson (one as a vignette on the title, one double-page, twenty-four full-page, and 115 of various sizes in the text). Large folio. Original brown publisher's morocco by Leighton, Son & Hodge, after a design by Bradford, the covers elaborately gilt, expertly rebacked to style, spine with raised bands, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Edges and joints expertly repaired. Very good. In an oatmeal cloth box, morocco label. American marine painter William Bradford, inspired by Elisha Kane and Lord Dufferin's accounts of the Arctic, spent five seasons between 1861 and 1867 sketching along the coast of Labrador. In 1869, with the patronage of Le Grand Lockwood, he sailed as far north as Baffin Island and Melville Bay on a purpose-built arctic steamer The Panther, commanded by Captain John Bartlett and manned by a hand-picked Newfoundland crew. The expedition took place during the summer of 1869 "solely for the purposes of art," although Bradford and his companions did find time for hunting (see photograph facing page 64). Bradford sketched and drew, and, according to recent scholarship, possibly took some of the photographs. Technical advice on the running of the expedition was provided by Dr. Isaac Hayes, an old Arctic- hand, who had first gone North with Elisha Kane's expedition of 1853-55. Accompanying Bradford were photographers John Dunmore and George Cricherson, from the well-regarded James Wallace Black Studio in Boston. "The three-month summer trip to the far North was a complete success. Not only did the expedition yield Bradford enough sketches and photographs to furnish him with motifs for years, but the published account of the journey became one of the nineteenth century's most spectacular photographically illustrated travel books ... The book was subsidized by Queen Victoria herself, along with several other members of the British Royal family, and there is no doubt that the volume is one of the most sumptuous of the century" - Parr & Badger. Looking at the photographs it is easy to imagine the hardships that this pair must have endured. Using relatively primitive large-format plate cameras in highly hostile conditions, Dunmore and Critcherson managed to capture the majestic beauty of the region. As Bradford wrote in his preface: "They were indefatigable in their efforts to overcome the obstacles which were constantly presented, and which appeared really to have no end." Their photographs "may be counted not only amongst the earliest, but also the best polar photographs ... they conveyed both the harsh grandeur of the landscape through which they travelled, and the rigours of polar travel. They also contributed to, indeed largely invented, that staple of Arctic expedition photography, the tiny ship struggling through towering sheets of ice -- the classic, but nevertheless compelling cliché of man against the elements" (Parr & Badger). Although no limitation is given, fewer than 300 copies of the work are thought to have been published. Contemporary advertisements reveal that even with the patronage received the publisher's price was an extraordinary 25 guineas. Of the extant examples, the large work is often found in very poor condition, with significant edge fading, as well as offsetting from facing images. The present set, from the library of noted collector Richard Manney, is in lovely condition, with strong contrasts and colors to the images. PARR & BADGER I, p.31. Amherst/Shepard, AMERICAN PAINTERS OF THE ARCTIC (1975) pp.[9-10], no. 34. GERNSHEIM INCUNABULA OF BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHY (1984) 570. GROLIER TRUTHFUL LENS 24. Van Haaften, "Original Sun Pictures" in NYPL BULLETIN 80 (1977), p.258. See also Horch, "Photographs and Paintings of William Bradford" in THE AMERICAN ART JOURNAL 5 (1973), pp.195-216.

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        The New Magdalen - A novel.

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

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        The Works of Shakspere [sic], Imperial Edition/edited By Charles Knight, with Illustrations on Steell By C.W. Cope, W.P. Frith, C.R. Leslie,..et. Al

      London, [1873-1876]: Virtue & Company. Folio. These are the complete original parts issued over a four year period to subscribers. (A later issue was published in New York by Virtue and Yorston). All fifty-six parts are present with each complete with the plates as issued.. [Volumes 1-50 the Works, Vol. 1-6 as William Shakespeare: a biography. The collation is the same as that of the Folger Library which was bound into two large folio volumes. (see Flat PR2755.k7 Z3c. Sh. Col.). Complete sets with each illustration in steel are unknown (Vol. 49-50 provided instruction so either Virtue & Company or the subscriber's personal binder could bind them to the collector's preference). George Knight spent over four decades in trying to find the most authentic engravings on Shakespeare's plays. These are the culmination of his monumental efforts with each plate nearly pristine and lacking the foxing that appears on some copies. Bound in original pink wrappers, edge chipped on some, one of the biographies lacks front wrapper and another lacks half of a front wrapper. A very good set.

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        Garibaldi Giuseppe.

      Lettera con firma autografa del Generale, datata 16 dicembre 1873 . Di cm. 21 x 27 in cornice coeva, con vetro.

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