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        Eigenhändiger Brief mit voller Unterschrift "Richard Wagner".

      Bayreuth, 4. März 1873. - 1 Seite (ca. 21,8 x 14,1 cm) auf Doppelblatt. Nicht im Wagner-Briefe-Verzeichnis (WBV). An den Weinhändler Carl Voltz: "Soeben meldet mir mein unaufmerksamer Diener, dass mein weisser [unterstrichen] Tischwein gänzlich ausgegangen sei. Indem ich Sie nun ersuche, mit höchster Sorgfalt mir diessmal das rechte Gewächs hierfür aussuchen zu wollen, bitte ich Sie zugleich, von Ihrer Auswahl mir sofort etwa 50 Flaschen zuschicken zu wollen, ." Kleines Löchlein mit Textberührung links unten, Mittelfalz.

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        How I found Livingstone Travels Adventures and Discoveries in Central Africa

      Wood-engraved illustrations. Three volumes. 'Copyright edition'. Small 8vo., contemporary half calf over marbled boards, all edges marbled. Berlin, A. Asher & Co.

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        Hints To Young Painters And The Process of Portrait Painting, as Practiced by The Late THOMAS SULLY

      Philadelphia: J.M Stoddart & Co, 1873. Hardbound. VG-, light soiling. Azure blue vellum. 55 pp. Color plate of a painter's pallete which is colored by hand and also the folding chart at p. 14 which is frequently missing. Karpel (I-1351) states "...Describes materials and procedures for portrait painting. Sully's handbook reveals many of the techniques used by himself and his contemporaries, including Allston, West, Leslie and Trumbull, in the preparation of varnishes, canvases and flesh-tones." Slight separation of vellum from board on front cover, still a very desirable book in solid condition. Extremely scarce. The book was reprinted by Faber Birren and Reinhold in 1965.

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        How I found Livingstone: Travels, Adventures, and Discoveries in Central Africa

      1873 - Wood-engraved illustrations. Three volumes. 'Copyright edition'. Small 8vo., contemporary half calf over marbled boards, all edges marbled. Berlin, A. Asher & Co. A presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper 'Yours faithfully Henry M Stanley Southfield. Westbury on Trym Oct 17th 1886'. Opposite is inscribed in another hand 'My brother Regie had a friend, an American Major Pond, who was running Stanley's lecturing tour. In this way Stanley came to stay for a number of days with my parents. I was at Cambridge, so did not meet him. My sister Effie was a guest at his wedding in 1890. Effie and I had tea with her when she was a widow in', the last 6 words crossed through, a pencilled 1890? added. Bookplate of Heber Mardon, head of the printing and packaging firm which bore his name, to pastedown of volumes two and three. The Royal Museum for Central Africa in Belgium owns the original marriage invitation from Stanley to Mr. Heber and Miss Mardon. Spine and corners faded and rubbed, endpapers foxed. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Reform of the Bank of England Note Issue. Statistical Critique on the Operation of the Bank Charter Act of 1844, and Suggestions for an Improved System of Issue; Paper Read Before the Statistical Society of London, on the 17th December, 1872. Reprinted from the Journal of the Statistical Society. With full Returns of the Bank of Englan'd weekly Statements from 1844 to 1871.

      - London, Harrison and Sons, 1873. 8vo. Contemporary half-calf over marbled boards, spine with two morocco lettering-pieces; pp. [2], 181; hinges and extremities a little worn, half-title and title with reinforcement along gutters; otherwise a very good copy; presented by the author to the Governor and Court of Directors of the Bank of England (authorial inscription on front fly-leaf). Very rare first edition of this considerably enlarged offprint. A memorandum by the German-born monetary expert and pioneer of bi-metallism. Seyd grew up in Elberfeld, now Wuppertal, Friedrich Engels' hometown, participated in the 1848 Revolution, left for California, pruduced a report on the American Coinage Bill of 1873 for Congress, and this important work on the English money market and monetary policies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Critiques and Addresses

      1873 - First edition. 8vo., original red cloth. London, MacMillan. Inscribed by the author to a prominent participant in the intense scientific and moral wranglings of the mid nineteenth century. ?John Evans, esq., from his friend, T.H. Huxley? Evans was treasurer of The Royal Society while Huxley was the President. When Owen bought the sensational fossil Archaeopteryxin 1862 (?the exorbitant £400 price tag only increased its notoriety? (Desmond)) it was Evans who detected a toothed jaw and then the brain case. He declared that the fossil's bearing on the Origin of Species?must be evident to all? Slightly browned on the spine, otherwise an excellent copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES. By means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. Sixth edition, with additions and corrections

      John Murray. London. 1873. SIXTH EDITION, Thirteenth thousand. 8vo. Fold out diagram. Queen's prize label tipped in before title page awarding this copy to James Thompson for the Examination of Science Classes held May 1873 by the Science and Art department of the Committee of Council on Education. Original dark green cloth with blind stamped ruled borders on boards. Spine with gilt lettering and bind ruled lines. Some very minor rubbing to edges but still very bright cloth with the gilt fresh and clean. Inner hinges cracked but still holding firm. Brown coated endpapers. Overall a very good, tight and neat copy.

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        Signed Photo 1939

      Russian composer, pianist and conductor (1873-1943), one of the greatest composers and pianists of his time. Signed photo, inscribed and dated in 1939. Actual photo size is 7.25 x 9.25 inches, mounted on a soft mat that is 8.7 x 10.75 inches, in excellent condition.

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        Signed Photo in Role

      Remarkable autograph photo of the Italian star tenor (1873-1921), shown in role (probably as the Duke of Mantua, in Rigoletto). A photo by Hermann Mishkin, size is 5 x 9.25 inches, inscribed, with a large, bold signature - in excellent condition!. One of the most beautiful autograph photos of the star tenor we have seen.

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        Adreßbuch für Coeln und dessen Regierungsbezirk - Einundzwanzigester Jahrgang, 1875, Originalausgabe

      21. Jahrgang Inhalt: Zur Geschichte der Stadt Köln 1873 Namens-Verzeichnis der Einwohner von Köln Verzeichnis der Behörden und Einwohner von Deutz und Mülheim, Bonn, Rheinbach u.a. Polizei-Sectionen, Friedens-Gerichtsbezirke, Pfarreien und Verbindungsstraßen Unbewohnte Straßen Bewohnte Straßen, Plätze, Wälle und Thore in alphabetischer Folge und numerotischer Häuser-Ordnung. Angabe der Inwohnenden und der ermittelten Haus-Eigenthümer Nachweis der Geschäfts- und Gewerbetreibenden etc. ca. 480 S. Fraktur, mit 104 S. sehr aufwendige, zeitgenössische Reklameanzeigen älterer, Schmuckloser, privater Einband. Einband leicht berieben, sehr wenig bestoßen, kaum angeschmutzt, Schnitt angebräunt, minimal angeschmutzt, Seiten etwas lichtrandig, sehr wenig angebräunt, sauber, aber sehr brüchig (sehr hoher Holzgehalt). Titelblatt und einige Seiten mit transpranetem Buchbinder-Reperaturband repariert, bzw. verstärkt. Guter Zustand.

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        Signed Caricature of Baritone Adamo Didur

      Drawing of bass Adamo Didur (1873-1946), a friend and colleage of Enrico Caruso. This caricature was created and signed by the great tenor. Large size: 8.9 x 11.9 inches, in very good condition

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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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        Autobiography.

      Longmans, Green, Reader and Dyer, 1873. 8vo. Original pebble-grained cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, boards ruled in black; pp. vi, 313, [2, advertisements]; previous owner's signature to initial blank; rear inner hinge a little weakened, lightly toned; a very good copy. First edition, first issue (without errata). The autobigraphy of the great philosopher is perhaps most famous for its depiction of the astounding educational regime through which he was put by his father: 'it has excited universal astonishment... At the age of three the boy could read Greek; by the time he was eight he was reading Plato and Herodotus and an incredible quantity of historical writing; at twelve he has embarked on Aristotle's works on logic, Adam Smith and Ricardo' (PMM 345). Mill goes on to describe his almost inevitable mental collapse in 1826 and the importance of the experience to his philosophy. Rather than allowing himself to become the unemotional, remote intellectual of his father's design, he began to realise the significance of the individual and personal liberty. This act of autobiography is as much a way of the author realising himself as an individual as it is an adjunct to his great works On Liberty and On the Subjugation of Women.

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        Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas

      Boston: Geo. M. Smith & Co, 1873. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition, second and usual issue, "sold only by subscription," lacking "The End" on page 303; preceded in America by the Osgood issue, of which all but an estimated 30 copies were destroyed in the Great Boston fire. Very Good, with front and rear inner hinges professionally repaired. Cloth lightly rubbed at extremities, chipped at spine ends and rubbed through at corners. Tissue guard at frontis is wrinkled. Pages toned. Faint tide mark to the edge of some pages, a bit more pronounced toward the rear. A very handsome copy, with 110 illustrations by Alphonse de Neuville and Edouard Riou, engraved by Hildibrand.

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        The Tour of the World in Eighty Days [Around the World in 80 Days]

      Boston, MA: James R. Osgood and Company, 1873.. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (without translator's name to title page). Twelvemo, pp.291. Publisher's blue blind-stamped cloth with gilt titles and ship design to upper and gilt titles to spine. All edges red with dark blue endpapers. Illustrated with black and white frontispiece. Bookplate to pastedown, pencil inscription to flyleaf, extremities worn, chipped to spine ends. Evidently the more scarce of the three binding colours; the book was also available in green and russet coloured covers.

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        Die Walkure of Richard Wagner. Rendered into English. Presentation copy from Harry Buxton Forman to William Morris.

      Privately Printed, 1873. 61pp. William Morris's personal copy of Richard Wagner's Die Walkurie, translated by Alfred W. Forman (the first English-language edition). Privately printed 1873. Presented to William Morris by HARRY BUXTON FORMAN, the translator's brother, ink inscription being on the front free endpaper. Morris wrote to Forman thanking him for the book (Collected Letters of William Morris, Vol 1, No. 216). Condition: Generally Very Good but with dust soiling and shelfwear to covers. **** Henry Buxton Forman (1842-1917) was one-half of the most notorious British book forging partnerships in modern times, with Thomas J. Wise. The relationship between Harry Buxton Forman and William Morris is a fascinating yet convoluted tale. Forman was a career bureaucrat with the Royal Mail, rising from a lowly clerk to being responsible for negotiating international agreements on packet service across international postal borders. He is also described as a failed poet, an obsessive collector of books and bibliographic detail, which he parlayed into a second career as a contributor of literary criticism and editorial incisiveness upon some of the big-name authors of the day such as John Keats and Percey Shelley. His articles for Tinsley's Magazine, entitled "Our Living Poets" brought him to the notice of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and others of the Pre-Raphaelite circle whom he had written about. Forman did have a legitimate working relationship with Morris, as described by biographer John Collins in his book, The Two Forgers (1992): "William Morris was clearly a specialty, as Swineburne was of Wise. Forman had been on nodding, if not intimate terms with William Morris for some twenty-five years: he was known as a keen and punctilious collector of his works and as a useful literary type who could safely be entrusted with a set of proofs to read. He certainly admired Morris greatly, so it was in the natural course of things that he would write the standard bibliography and forge the productions of his hero." (p. 132) It is estimated that up to ten percent of the pamphlets and other shorter works listed in The Books of William Morris, edited by H. Buxton Forman (1897) were, in fact, forged or pirated, which the book then "authenticated". **** It is unlikely however, that William Morris ever actually read this book gifted to him by Forman. Kelvin records his actual thank you letter for the book in 1873 (as No. 216 in Collected Letters of William Morris, Vol. I) which reads in part: "nor am I much interested in anything Wagner does - his theories on musical matters seem to me as an artist and non-musical man perfectly abhominable (sic): besides I look upon it as nothing short of desecration to bring such a tremendous and world-wide subject under the gaslights of the opera: a most rococo and degraded of all forms of art. I wish to see Wagner uprooted" ( Letters, Vol. I, p. 205). Adding final injury to insult, it is suggested by John Collins that the translator of this work, Alfred Forman (Harry's elder brother) may have participated in his brother's frauds, as he was engaged in the paper trade for twelve years and supplied all the stock for Harry's legitimate and presumably illegitimate publications. A twisted tale perhaps worthy of an opera. . Signed by translator's brother. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good-.

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        Japan - Beiträge zur Kenntnis des Landes und seiner Bewohner

      Asien - 1. und Einzigste Auflage , ( Entered according to Act of Congress in the Southern District of New York by W. Heyne Jan. 1873 ) II S. + 99 S. + 1 S. + 50 Tafeln mit Seidenhemdchen + jeweils 2 S. Text erläuternder Text dazu ,Originalganzleinen mit Deckel - und Rückentitel, etwas gelockert , 2 Einbandkanten stärker bestoßen, Erhaltung 2 += Peter Bernhard Wilhelm Heine (* 30. Januar 1827 in Dresden 5. Oktober 1885 in Kötzschenbroda[1], heute Radebeul auch William Heine) war ein deutscher Maler, Schriftsteller und Reisender,Heine studierte an der Dresdner Kunstakademie und bei Julius Hübner, anschließend ging er zu Studienzwecken für drei Jahre nach Paris. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Dresden arbeitete er als Theatermaler und Kunstlehrer. Wegen seiner Teilnahme an den Aufständen 1848/1849 musste er, unterstützt durch Alexander von Humboldt, 1849 nach New York fliehen, wo er am Broadway ein Atelier eröffnete. Auf Einladung des Archäologen und Diplomaten Ephraim George Squier bereiste er 1851 auch Lateinamerika, vertrat Squier, bis dieser nach ihm eintraf, als Konsul, und dokumentierte und malte viele einheimische Pflanzen (Wanderbilder aus Centralamerika, 1853). Zurück in Washington, D.C. traf er Präsident Millard Fillmore und Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry und schloss sich im Jahr darauf Perrys Expedition nach Japan an. Als Mitglied in dessen Stab gelang es ihm, von dem damals noch für Ausländer gesperrten Edo viele Zeichnungen zu machen. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach New York wurden diese und viele andere 1855 veröffentlicht. Es folgten seine Erinnerungen Reise um die Welt nach Japan (2 Bde., Leipzig, 1856), denen später (1859) noch ein 3. oder Supplementband unter dem Titel Die Expedition in die Seen von China, Japan und Okhotsk (Leipzig,1859) folgte. Kurz darauf erschien als separates Werk noch "Japan und seine Bewohner" (Leipzig, 1860), das ebenfalls auf Erfahrungen und Studien im Zusammenhang mit dieser Reise beruht.In Berlin erreichte Heine 1860 die Einladung, als Reisemaler die preußische Eulenberg-Expedition nach Ostasien mitzumachen. Während dieser Reise traf er in Jokohama den nach Europa zurückkehrenden russischen Revolutionär Michael Bakunin nach seiner Flucht aus Sibirien.Zurück in den USA wurde Heine einer der Forty-Eighters, der wegen der 1848er Revolution geflohenen Europäer, die im Amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg meist auf Seiten der Unionstruppen teilnahmen. Heine war als Landvermesser (Ingenieur-)Hauptmann der Potomac-Armee und stieg 1865 bis zum Brigadegeneral auf. Zwischendurch veröffentlichte Heine 1864 sein Hauptwerk, Eine Weltreise um die nördliche Hemisphäre in Verbindung mit der Ostasiatischen Expedition in den Jahren 1860 und 1861 (Leipzig, 2 Bände). Nach dem amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg wurde er Konsul der USA in Paris, später in Liverpool.Schließlich kehrte er 1871 nach Dresden zurück und schrieb sein letztes Buch Japan, Beiträge zur Kenntnis des Landes und Seiner Bewohner (Berlin, 187380). Um 1880 ließ er sich in Niederlößnitz in der Augustusstraße 7 (heute Käthe-Kollwitz-Straße 24) nieder. Ab 1883 wohnte er in der Meißner Straße 45 (heutige Hausnummer: 269) in Kötzschenbroda. Dieser letzte Wohnsitz Heines wurde zwischenzeitlich abgerissen= Quelle Wikepedia

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        Gedichte

      Seltener früher Gedichtband von Paul Busson 1873 . 1924. Buchblock unbeschnitten. Inhalt: Recitation I,II,III - Altes Lied - Maud I,II -Lichter Moment - Duell I,II - Dämmertanz - Stimmung - Marie I,II,III,IV,V - Nacht-Ritt - Ein Schuss - Die liebe Sonne - Sünde - Lotte I,II,III - Das süße Mädel - Vision mit Musik - Liane I,II,III,IV - An Liane Astarte - Versuch - Fieber - Mein Freund - Nach dem Diner - Wichtelmann - Bergwald - Weidmanns Leid - Das alte Schloß - Der Landsknecht I,II,III - Letzte Zuflucht - Thränenlied - Allerseelentag - 23. Dezember 1899 - Drei neue Reiterlieder I,II,III - Feigheit - Erfolg - Lurley - Am Gitterthor - Kaminstück - Falkenflug I,II,III,IV - Die Pavane - Winterpürsch - Der Irrgang - Episode "Illona" - Fräulein Namenlos I,II,III,IV,V,VI - Entschluß - Eisenbahnfahrt - Ein Waldhornlied - Umkehr - Chanson - Letztes Lachen - Warnung - Weltlauf - Ahnung - Der Alp - Schweigen - Atropina - Ritt und Heimkehr - Habanera - Ein Adieu - Die Klage - Namenlos - Letzte Jagd - Aschermittwoch - Der Spieler - Verlor'ner Weg - Sterben - Almeh - Verirrt.

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        L'Empire du Brésil à L'Exposition Universelle de Vienne en 1873.

      Rio de Janeiro, Laemmert 1873.. gr.-8°. 364 S. Mit 1 mehrf. gefalt. Tab., 1 Karte u. 1 mehrf. gefalt. Karte (70 x 64 cm.). "Carta Imperio do Brazil". Ldr. d. Zt. Mit Blindpräg. goldgeprägt. Rückentit. Wappen-Supralibros a. d. Vorderdeckel. Tit. gestemp. Brasiliens Präsentation auf der Wiener Weltausstellung, 1873. Mit einer mehrf. gefalt. lithogr. Karte von Brasilien.

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        Charles G. "Chinese" Gordon

      May 4, 1873. Autograph Letter Signed <I>“C.G. Gordon,”</I> two pages, 5” x 8”, front & verso. Galatz [Romania], May 4, 1873. To Bailey. Lightly soiled. Fine condition.<br /><br />In full, <I>“I was very sorry to hear of the illness of Capt Cockcroft who has been very kind to my brothers widow at Bedford. I hope sincerely that he is restored again to health. I hope Mrs Bailey is not the worse for her nursing, how wearisome this is, when you hear of some one being ill, how much is composed in the remark, the hopes and fears & long weary nights of watching. Oh, I hope it may not come on me like that. I would like one minute not more and no nursing at all. I hope it will come so to me, depend on it my dear Bailey. God is working out a problem of love, the fleshy corrupt nature leaves us at the grave & we slough it off as it were. every night you undress is a symbol of your death, you put off your clothes and enter into piece for the most part, and so it will be with death. We out off our shrouds which bear us down and which cannot enter the true rest. Thanks for the tracing of Bender it will do just first rate I have received the maps of the Caucasus & paid Williams & Noregate for them. MacDougal wrote to me, he likes you & Wilson. he is a nice fellow. Kind regards to Mrs Bailey & deeply sympathizing with you both.”</I><br /><br />In October 1871, Charles G. Gordon was appointed the British representative of the European Danube Navigation Commission headquartered in Galatz, Romania. In 1872, Gordon was sent to inspect the British military cemeteries in the Crimea. In September, in Constantinople, he met the Egyptian Foreign Minister who discussed possible employment in Egypt. Five months after this letter was written, in October 1873, Gordon was offered the appointment as Governor of Equatoria in southern Sudan by the Khedive of Egypt, Ismail Pasha. With the approval of the British government, he accepted and arrived in Egypt in January 1874. Gordon was also made a Colonel in the Egyptian Army.<br /><br />The exact circumstances of Chinese Gordon’s death are not known. A story in the February 11, 1885 edition of the “Boston Globe” was headlined “Gordon’s Blood / Spilled on the Steps of / the Palace / Stabbed to Death by the / Mahdi’s Men.” That same day, “The New York Times” reported that “Gen. Gordon was stabbed just as he was leaving the Government House.” On March 24, 1885, the “Los Angeles Times” stated that “General Gordon was really killed by a shot from a gun and his body pierced with spears after he was dead.”<br /><br />According to www.victorianweb.org, “Gordon was murdered at some point, but no one is quite sure when. Some think he was killed along with the rest of the garrison; others think he was captured and executed in the camp of the Mahdi. Official records suggest he was captured and a ransom was asked for, and when it was refused, Gordon was killed.”<br /><br />In any event, as Gordon wrote in this letter almost 12 years earlier, his hope for a quick death, without lingering, was granted.<br /><br />

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        Un-Mlynedd-ar-Ddeg yn Nghanolbarth Deheuol Affrica

      1873 - Folding map & 30 plates. 8vo. Original red cloth, blindstamped, gilt, with black cloth slipcase. xi, 391pp. Cardiff, James Wood, This is ?one of the earliest works dealing with Matabeleland and gives one of the best accounts of the country and its natives nearly a quarter of a century before its occupation by the British? (Mendelssohn). This Welsh edition was preceded by the first English edition in 1872. Czech p164; Mendelssohn II, pp492-493. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Walkure of Richard Wagner. Rendered into English. Presentation copy from Harry Buxton Forman to William Morris.

      Privately Printed 1873 - 61pp. William Morris's personal copy of Richard Wagner's Die Walkurie, translated by Alfred W. Forman (the first English-language edition). Privately printed 1873. Presented to William Morris by HARRY BUXTON FORMAN, the translator's brother, ink inscription being on the front free endpaper. Morris wrote to Forman thanking him for the book (Collected Letters of William Morris, Vol 1, No. 216). Condition: Generally Very Good but with dust soiling and shelfwear to covers. **** Henry Buxton Forman (1842-1917) was one-half of the most notorious British book forging partnerships in modern times, with Thomas J. Wise. The relationship between Harry Buxton Forman and William Morris is a fascinating yet convoluted tale. Forman was a career bureaucrat with the Royal Mail, rising from a lowly clerk to being responsible for negotiating international agreements on packet service across international postal borders. He is also described as a failed poet, an obsessive collector of books and bibliographic detail, which he parlayed into a second career as a contributor of literary criticism and editorial incisiveness upon some of the big-name authors of the day such as John Keats and Percey Shelley. His articles for Tinsley's Magazine, entitled "Our Living Poets" brought him to the notice of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and others of the Pre-Raphaelite circle whom he had written about. Forman did have a legitimate working relationship with Morris, as described by biographer John Collins in his book, The Two Forgers (1992): "William Morris was clearly a specialty, as Swineburne was of Wise. Forman had been on nodding, if not intimate terms with William Morris for some twenty-five years: he was known as a keen and punctilious collector of his works and as a useful literary type who could safely be entrusted with a set of proofs to read. He certainly admired Morris greatly, so it was in the natural course of things that he would write the standard bibliography and forge the productions of his hero." (p. 132) It is estimated that up to ten percent of the pamphlets and other shorter works listed in The Books of William Morris, edited by H. Buxton Forman (1897) were, in fact, forged or pirated, which the book then "authenticated". **** It is unlikely however, that William Morris ever actually read this book gifted to him by Forman. Kelvin records his actual thank you letter for the book in 1873 (as No. 216 in Collected Letters of William Morris, Vol. I) which reads in part: "nor am I much interested in anything Wagner does - his theories on musical matters seem to me as an artist and non-musical man perfectly abhominable (sic): besides I look upon it as nothing short of desecration to bring such a tremendous and world-wide subject under the gaslights of the opera: a most rococo and degraded of all forms of art. I wish to see Wagner uprooted" ( Letters, Vol. I, p. 205). Adding final injury to insult, it is suggested by John Collins that the translator of this work, Alfred Forman (Harry's elder brother) may have participated in his brother's frauds, as he was engaged in the paper trade for twelve years and supplied all the stock for Harry's legitimate and presumably illegitimate publications. A twisted tale perhaps worthy of an opera. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Die Venen der menschlichen Hand.

      Leipzig, Veit, 1873. - Folio (ca. 37x28 cm), Original-Halbleinen, 18 Textseiten und 4 kolorierte Lichtdrucktafeln. [Das Venensystem des menschlichen Körpers, II.]. Christian Wilhelm Braune (1831- 1892) war Professor der topographischen Anatomie in Leipzig, Schüler von Virchow, Weber und C. Ludwig. Er war der letzte und bedeutendste unter den topographischen Anatomen, die in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts auf deutschen Universitäten diesen Abschnitt selbständig vertreten hatten. ADB, Band 47 (1903), S. 206-209. K. v. Bardeleben, Anatomischer Anzeiger 1892, VII, 440 u. 476. Der Deckel etwas wellig, der Einband schwach berieben, innen schwach gebräunt, sonst gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Altena/Westphalen, Rentrop, Verzeichnisse + 172 Tafeln, 293 Abb. Stahlstiche, 45, 5 x 30 cm, fachmännisch neu aufgebunden, antiquarisch gut erhaltenes Exemplar, K8644 Religion; Theologie; Religiosität; Christentum; Ch, Kunstgeschichte, Kunst, Bildende Kunst; Kunstgewerbe; Kunstepochen; Kunstg, Antike; Manierismus; Impressionismus; Expressionismus; Botticelli; Michelangelo; Brueghel; Rubens; Monet; Gaugin; van Gogh; Matisse; Picasso; Dalí, Warhol; Lichtenstein; Pop Art; Renoir; Turner; Malerei; Bildhauerei; Skulpturen;

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        Japan - Beiträge zur Kenntnis des Landes und seiner Bewohner

      Asien - 1. und Einzigste Auflage , ( Entered according to Act of Congress in the Southern District of New York by W. Heyne Jan. 1873 ) II S. + 99 S. + 1 S. + 50 Tafeln mit Seidenhemdchen + jeweils 2 S. Text erläuternder Text dazu ,Originalganzleinen mit Deckel - und Rückentitel, etwas gelockert , 2 Einbandkanten stärker bestoßen, Erhaltung 2 += Peter Bernhard Wilhelm Heine (* 30. Januar 1827 in Dresden 5. Oktober 1885 in Kötzschenbroda[1], heute Radebeul auch William Heine) war ein deutscher Maler, Schriftsteller und Reisender,Heine studierte an der Dresdner Kunstakademie und bei Julius Hübner, anschließend ging er zu Studienzwecken für drei Jahre nach Paris. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Dresden arbeitete er als Theatermaler und Kunstlehrer. Wegen seiner Teilnahme an den Aufständen 1848/1849 musste er, unterstützt durch Alexander von Humboldt, 1849 nach New York fliehen, wo er am Broadway ein Atelier eröffnete. Auf Einladung des Archäologen und Diplomaten Ephraim George Squier bereiste er 1851 auch Lateinamerika, vertrat Squier, bis dieser nach ihm eintraf, als Konsul, und dokumentierte und malte viele einheimische Pflanzen (Wanderbilder aus Centralamerika, 1853). Zurück in Washington, D.C. traf er Präsident Millard Fillmore und Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry und schloss sich im Jahr darauf Perrys Expedition nach Japan an. Als Mitglied in dessen Stab gelang es ihm, von dem damals noch für Ausländer gesperrten Edo viele Zeichnungen zu machen. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach New York wurden diese und viele andere 1855 veröffentlicht. Es folgten seine Erinnerungen Reise um die Welt nach Japan (2 Bde., Leipzig, 1856), denen später (1859) noch ein 3. oder Supplementband unter dem Titel Die Expedition in die Seen von China, Japan und Okhotsk (Leipzig,1859) folgte. Kurz darauf erschien als separates Werk noch "Japan und seine Bewohner" (Leipzig, 1860), das ebenfalls auf Erfahrungen und Studien im Zusammenhang mit dieser Reise beruht.In Berlin erreichte Heine 1860 die Einladung, als Reisemaler die preußische Eulenberg-Expedition nach Ostasien mitzumachen. Während dieser Reise traf er in Jokohama den nach Europa zurückkehrenden russischen Revolutionär Michael Bakunin nach seiner Flucht aus Sibirien.Zurück in den USA wurde Heine einer der Forty-Eighters, der wegen der 1848er Revolution geflohenen Europäer, die im Amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg meist auf Seiten der Unionstruppen teilnahmen. Heine war als Landvermesser (Ingenieur-)Hauptmann der Potomac-Armee und stieg 1865 bis zum Brigadegeneral auf. Zwischendurch veröffentlichte Heine 1864 sein Hauptwerk, Eine Weltreise um die nördliche Hemisphäre in Verbindung mit der Ostasiatischen Expedition in den Jahren 1860 und 1861 (Leipzig, 2 Bände). Nach dem amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg wurde er Konsul der USA in Paris, später in Liverpool.Schließlich kehrte er 1871 nach Dresden zurück und schrieb sein letztes Buch Japan, Beiträge zur Kenntnis des Landes und Seiner Bewohner (Berlin, 187380). Um 1880 ließ er sich in Niederlößnitz in der Augustusstraße 7 (heute Käthe-Kollwitz-Straße 24) nieder. Ab 1883 wohnte er in der Meißner Straße 45 (heutige Hausnummer: 269) in Kötzschenbroda. Dieser letzte Wohnsitz Heines wurde zwischenzeitlich abgerissen= Quelle Wikepedia

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        Middlemarch

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1873. A Study in Provincial Life. A New Edition. 4 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, spines lettered in gilt, decorative border in black to covers, brown coated endpapers. Contemporary ownership inscription to half-title of vol. I. Spines rolled and slightly darkened, joints slightly tender with slight splitting to rear joint of vol. I, light rubbing to covers, slight abrasion to front hinge of vol. I, light foxing to edges, slight foxing to preliminary and final leaves. An excellent set. Second edition in book form. Middlemarch, Eliot's sixth novel, was first published in 1871-2. The book's gestation had been problematic, being slow in composition and growing too long for the traditional three-decker format. It was Lewes who suggested to Blackwood that, on the model of Victor Hugo's Les Misérables, it should be serialized in eight parts at two-monthly intervals, and published in book form in four volumes. Despite mixed contemporary reviews, it has since become Eliot's most famous work and is widely recognised as one of the great literary achievements of the 19th century. As a copy in original cloth and excellent condition, the set represents an attractive offering for collectors who do not have the five figure sum needs to purchase the first edition.

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        Government Map of Part of the Dominion of Canada, embracing the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Isld. &c. Compiled under the direction of Thomas Devine, ... deputy surveyor general for Ontario. Eng. by C.M. Smith, 42 John St. N.Y.

      Department of Crown Lands. 1873 A large map, 170 x 77cm, printed in black & white on a single linen-backed sheet, folded into 44 panels; occasional wear at folds. Bound into red morocco boards, lettered in gilt; rubbed, sl. wear to foot of spine. A nice example.One copy listed on Copac, in BL, giving the place of publication as Montreal. OCLC adds three printed copies: Bibliothèque et Archives Nationales du Québec, Wisconsin Historical Society and Toronto&apos;s Thomas Fisher Library. A scarce map of south-eastern Canada, published shortly after its inception as a Dominion territory in 1867. Drawn to a scale of 1:1.8 million, the map shows a relatively high amount of detail, with particular regard to railway lines, which were spreading across the region at this time. An inset table in the bottom right corner shows a list &apos;of the various railway stations in the Province and their respective distances&apos;. A number of the lines are shown as proposed only. Running across the middle of the map (printed in blue and red; the only part of the map printed in colour) is the U.S./Canada border. A great part of the northern United States is shown, from Minnesota in the west, to New York and the states of New England in the east. The cartographer Thomas Devine was born in Ireland around 1818, and emigrated to Canada in the 1840s. Following a background in the Royal Engineers, he became a surveyor and draftsman, spending his working life in the service of the Crown Lands Department. In 1857 he produced a map of north-west Canada, encompassing &apos;Indian Territory & Hudson&apos;s Bay&apos;; it was one of the earliest maps compiled and printed in Canada, and is acclaimed as &apos;an outstanding consolidation of cartographic material on the West&apos;. (Dictionary of Canadian Biography.)

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        Gray's Atlas of the United States, with General Maps of The World, accompanied by descriptions Geographical, Historical, Scientific, and Statistical.

      Philadelphia: Stedman, Brown & Lyon 1873. First Edition. [4], [5]-68, 68a-68d, [69-blank], 70-175 + [26 -ads] pages. Folio. 17 1/2 x 15 1/4 inches. Professionally re-backed and re-cornered in quarter brown morocco preserving original faded maroon pebble cloth (stamped in gilt and blind) and marbled endpapers. Ex-libris ticket to front pastedown; library markings and sticker on rear pastedown. No markings of any sort to the maps themselves. 4.5 inch tear repaired with old cellotape to leaf with map of Illinois recto and Missouri verso.Leaves mostly clean but some with thumbing or light soiling to edges. Cloth. The so called "popular" edition with many leaves having maps on both sides in an effort to save on production costs (there was also apparently a version with all maps having blank backs which was more expensive to make and hence more expensive to buy). Illustrated with a total of 65 maps (13 double-page) in beautiful original color with numerous insets. These include double-page climatological and geological maps of the United States, single page botanical and zoological maps of the United States, a double-page schematic of rivers and mountains of the world, and single page maps of the world's two hemispheres. There are maps of the continents, various European states, Mexico and Central America. Also includes maps of the United States and territories with select cities. The city maps include Washington, Boston, New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago, Lansing, and Detroit. There is also a double-page rail map of Michigan. The double-page map of the Rockies and California includes the "Gadsen Purchase Ten Million of Mexico" line running near the bottom. At the rear are 26 pages of ads, mostly pertaining to Midwestern states and cities. Very Good.

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        A Phrenologist amongst the Todas.

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co.,, 1873. Or the Study of a Primitive Tribe in South India. History, Character, Customs, Religion, Infanticide, Polyandry, Language. Octavo. Original red cloth, gilt-lettered spine, blind panels to boards. Half-tone photographic frontispiece, 14 similar plates, 5 further plates, 4 line-drawings to the text. Spine darkened, sides marked, surface-wear to corners, front inner hinge cracked at head, but holding, contents clean. A good copy. First edition. Marshall, an Indian Army officer, lived among the pastoral Toda people of the Nilgiri plateau while on furlough in 1870. British observers had wondered at their strange appearance and customs since the 1830s, variously identifying them as descendants of Jews, Arabs, Scythians, Druids, Romans, or even Polynesians; Marshall himself concluded that they were of Turanian origin with "much of the blameless Ethiopian about them" (p. 4). His study has been considered "a testament to the longevity of phrenology as an anthropometric science, but it received little credibility from its peers and Marshall was refused Government patronage for a second study" (Sutton, Other Landscapes: Colonialism and the Predicament of Authority in the Nineteenth Century, p. 161). The attractive plates were produced using the Autotype reproduction process, a form of halftone printing developed by the Autotype Fine Art Company, founded in 1868. There was another edition in the same year, issued by the same publisher under the title Travels amongst the Todas, the priority unknown.

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        Trente-six ballades joyeuses

      Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1873, 12x18,5cm, relié. - Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1873, 12x18,5cm, relié. - Edizione di carta corrente. Associazione a bradel in panno blu pieno, spina dorsale liscio sbiadito, carta da parte del titolo dolore navy piatti marmo copre conservato. Autografo Precious firmata dall'autore. Frontespizio, un ritratto dell'autore di G. Geoffroy. Il lavoro preceduto da una storia della ballata di Charles Asselineau. Piccoli morsi minori marginali che includono la spedizione, altrimenti bella copia. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure à la bradel en pleine toile bleue, dos lisse passé, pièce de titre de chagrin marine, plats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Théodore de Banville. En frontispice, un portait de l'auteur par G. Geoffroy. Ouvrage précédé d'une histoire de la ballade par Charles Asselineau. Petites piqûres marginales sans gravité où figure l'envoi, sinon agréable exemplaire.

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        Marchesi di Saluzzo, by Luigi Passerini. From the "Famiglie Celebri Italiane" ["Famous Italian Families"], by Count Pompeo Litta (1781 &#150; 1852)

      1873 - Litta&#146;s great work, Famiglie Celebri Italiane, covered 150 families and ran to a total of 184 Dispensas, which appeared from 1819 to 1883. Only the most notable of noble houses in Italy, those who were especially "famous", or distinguished in some way, were worthy of Litta&#146;s notice. His legacy is a fascinating insight into the military, political and ecclesiastical dynasties of Italy. ~ At the time of Litta&#146;s death in 1852, only 113 Dispensa had been published. Luigi Passerini Orsini de 'Rilli, Federico Odorici and Federico Stefani collaborated to complete the series, with contributions by Francesco di Mauro of Polvica and Costantino Coda (although errors, such as the reversal of colours in coats of arms, occasionally occurred). In 1862, the rights and documents were transferred to Luciano Basadonna, who republished the whole work. ~ In each genealogy, Tavola I has a coloured coat of arms in the upper right-hand corner. The genealogies are inset with brief biographies of the most prominent characters of each of the family. Other items of interest, such as famous portraits (some with tissue guards) and drawings of coins or medals are included. Some Dispensas include maps of territory owned or governed by the families; there are also drawings of castles and other buildings, such as family monuments and tombs, many of which had already been destroyed at the time of publication; thus, these documents are also an important art historical record. ~~~ Marchesi di Saluzzo, by Luigi Passerini. ~ Dispensa 170 (1873) Parte I: Tavola I &#150; VII, double leaf of tissue-guarded full-page drawings of Monumento do Michelantonio Marchese di Saluzzo and Sepolcro di Lodovico II marchese di Saluzzo. ~ Dispensa 171 (1873) Parte II, Tavolo VIII &#150; XV Monete, Medaglie e Busti Saluzzesi. ~ Dispensa 172 (1874) Parte III, Tavolo XVI &#150; XXIV. The front of the wrapper of Dispensa 172 has darkened to a grey colour (through light exposure?). ~ Dispensa 174 (1874) Parte IV, Tavolo XXV &#150; XXVII, Two double leaves of full page drawings of statuary. ~ Dispensa 176 (1874) Parte V, Tavolo XXVIII &#150; XXX, A single leaf of Medaglia e Busto di Diodata Saluzzo. Two double leaf maps with the borders of the family&#146;s lands hand coloured; a double leaf of full-page drawings of Monumento. Size. Each Dispensa is 49 cms tall x 35 cms (70 cms opened). Binding. Unbound, in printed blue paper wrappers (as issued). Condition. Wrappers have wear and tears around the edges and on the fold. Pages are in very good condition, as any wear or soiling is on the page edges; the texts and drawings are clean. Each genealogy (Tavola) and each page of drawings is printed on double-leaf letterpress plates, versos blank; edges are uncut. The left-hand leaf of the Monumento drawings in Dispensa 176 is creased and the edges are creased and dirty. Provenance: Chatsworth Estate, Derbyshire, England (from Sotheby's Attic Sale, 5-7 October 2010). We have other Families in this series - please contact us for details. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        ALLEGHENY CEMETERY:; HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF INCIDENTS AND EVENTS CONNECTED WITH ITS ESTABLISHMENT. CHARTER AND SUPPLEMENTAL ACTS OF LEGISLATION. REPORTS OF 1848 AND 1857. PROCEEDINGS OF CORPORATORS, JUNE 21, 1873. RULES, REGULATIONS, &C. LIST OF OFFICERS, MANAGERS AND CORPORATORS TO DATE. REMARKS ON THE ORNAMENTATION AND ARRANGEMENT OF CEMETERIES. FUNERAL ORATION OF WILSON McCANDLESS, ESQ. ON COMMODORE BARNEY AND LIEUT. PARKER. ILLUSTRATED WITH SIXTEEN PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS

      Pittsburgh: Bakewell & Marthens, 1873. First edition. Albee, S.V.. 8vo., vii, 166 pp., with 16 full-page salted paper photographs by S.V. Albee. Two cracks to the cloth along the spine (still firm) and light flaking at the foredge of the front and rear boards. A very good copy. Allegheny Cemetery is one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in the United States, with its landscaping and monuments of great beauty. The photographs by S.V. Albee, which have a slightly greenish tint are likely to be uranium prints, developed in a solution of sulphate of iron, acid and diluted with water, which accounts for their faint appearance. These photographs highlight the architectural qualities of the monuments.&#11;&#11;The Carnegie Museum of Art provides the following biography for S. V. Albee: Born in Thomaston, Maine, Seth Voss Albee moved to Pittsburgh in 1867, where, by 1871, he was advertising his skills as an outdoor and view photographer. In 1876 a committee appointed by the Central Board of Education commissioned him to photograph all principal school district buildings in Pittsburgh. The following year Albee captured images of what came to be known as the Railroad Strike of 1877, which he published as a series of forty-two stereograph cards consisting of egg albumen prints from collodion negatives. These remarkable images were photographed during battles between the railroad strikers and the state militia and occasionally included his own photographic wagon in the foreground. The aftermath of battle is also shown in many views, from burned passenger cars in the Union Depot to mangled pieces of machinery littered throughout the rail yards. Other images depict the curiosity seekers who visited the devastation and became, for Albee, an integral part of his reporting. These stereographs of the Railroad Strike are regarded as the earliest surviving photographs of an American labor dispute.&#11;&#11;In 1879 Albee advertised as a "Practical Business Photographer in the Industries of Pennsylvania," setting forth his qualifications: "Here is clearly manifest to the connoisseur a natural gift conjoined with a scientific knowledge of chemical adaptation in the production of the desired light and shade, especially in his success in securing correct lines, and the skill and taste necessary to produce the strongest and most subtle life-like effect." Albee occupied several studios in downtown Pittsburgh, the last of which was located at 99 Fifth Avenue, where he produced various types of photographs, specializing in "Architectural and Mechanical Photography, also of Painting in Oil or Water Colors, Crayon Work, and to taking of enlarged views of landscapes."

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        uvres de François Arago. Deuxième édition mise au courant des progrès de la science par J.-A. Barral [Avec :] Astronomie populaire. Nouvelle édition mise au courant des progrès de la science par J.-A. Barral. Oeuvre posthume.

      Paris, Gide [puis :] Théodore Morgand [puis :] L. Guérin, Leipzig, T.O. Weigel, 1854-1873, - 17 forts vol. in-8, demi-chagrin cerise à coins, dos à nerfs cloisonnés à froid, simple filet à froid sur les plats, têtes dorées (reliure de l'époque). Des frottis et usures d'usage aux nerfs et aux coins, mais bon exemplaire. Notre exemplaire est composite : il mêle des volumes de la première édition des Oeuvres complètes, parue de 1854 à 1862 (à savoir les volumes II & III seulement) et des volumes de la seconde (1865-1874, tous les autres). La vie scientifique et politique de Dominique-François Arago (1786-1853) n'est pas à refaire : l'on trouvera d'ailleurs en tête de cette série le récit autobiographique Histoire de ma jeunesse propre à dissiper bien des ombres et des légendes sur le personnage. Les matières de cette collective se répartissent comme suit : I.-III. Notices biographiques ([4]-XXXII-638, [4]-703 et [4]-628 pp.). - IV-VIII. Notices scientifiques ([4]-IV-715, [4]-672, [4]-707, [4]-610 et [4]-658 pp., avec des figures dans le texte). - IX. Voyages scientifiques [4]-644 pp.). - X.-XI. Mémoires scientifiques ([4]-602 et [4]-756 pp., avec des figures dans le texte). - XII. Mélanges ([4]-740 pp.). - XIII. Tables ([4]-CCLXIV-645 pp.). - XIV-XVII. Astronomie populaire ([4]-XII-559, [4]-554, [4]-635 et [4]-854-[2] pp., avec de nombreuses figures dans le texte et 24 planches hors-texte, la plupart à double page).

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        Jack Brass, Emperor of England

      London: T. Pettit And Co, 1873. First edition of the author's first separately published work of fiction. 12 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Brown wrappers, printed on front. Some wear to spine. First edition of the author's first separately published work of fiction. 12 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Sadleir 1310; NCBEL 3:1061

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        The Stones of Venice

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

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        Les Contes du Lundi [ Edition originale - Livre dédicacé par l'auteur ]

      1 vol. in-12 reliure demi-chagrin orange, dos à 4 nerfs doré, dos orné à la grotesque, Alphonse Lemerre, Paris, 1873, 3 ff., 258 pp. Envoi d'Alphonse Daudet " à mon ami Alcide Dusolier". Bel exemplaire, bien relié, de l'édition originale de ce classique, enrichi d'une dédicace de Daudet à l'écrivain, journaliste et homme politique Alcide Dusolier (1836-1918), qui occupa notamment le poste de secrétaire de Léon Gambetta en septembre 1870. Vicaire, III, 41 Français

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        Detail, Cottage And Constructive Architecture Containing 75 Large Lithographic Plates.; Showing a Great Variety of Designs For Cornices, Brackets, Windows, Window Caps, Doors, Plazzas, Porches, Bay and Dormer Windows, Observatories, Towers, etc...

      NY: A.J. Bicknell & Co, 1873. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. decorated brown cloth, wear to lower spine foot. Very good. Folio, 35 x 27 cm. Seventy five lithographs plates (most with multiple images) plus lithographic frontispiece -- many plates are tinted, Included are forty-five perspectives, elevations and plans of designs for cottages with details, eighteen elevations of Summer Houses, Villas, Sea-Side-Cottages and Country Houses; together with fourteen designs for Street and Store Fronts, with Inside Finish for Stores and Banks. Seven pages of adverts including color lithographic examples of encaustic tiles (Minton floor tiles), bronzed hinges and door belts. HITCHCOCK 164. Plates clean, interior contents bright, sharp and clean, free endpaper nicked with two clean tears repaired with archival tape.

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        The Tour of the World in Eighty Days [Around the World in 80 Days]

      Boston, MA: James R. Osgood and Company, 1873. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (without translator's name to title page). Twelvemo, pp.291. Publisher's blue blind-stamped cloth with gilt titles and ship design to upper and gilt titles to spine. All edges red with dark blue endpapers. Illustrated with black and white frontispiece. Bookplate to pastedown, pencil inscription to flyleaf, extremities worn, chipped to spine ends. Evidently the more scarce of the three binding colours; the book was also available in green and russet coloured covers.

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        The Women of the Arabs.

      New York, Dodd & Mead, [1873]. 8vo. Original rust cloth, lettered and decorated in black and gilt; pp. x, 371, wood-engraved plates with tissue guards; very light marking and bubbling to cloth, evenly a little toned as usual, a few pages and plates a little brwon-spotted; ownership inscription to front paste-down; a very good copy. First edition, very rare. Probably one of the earliest work dealing with the role of women in society and female edocation in and around Lebanon and Syria. 'Following his graduation from Union Theological Seminary and his subsequent ordination to the ministry of the Presbyterian Church in the USA, Henry Harris Jessup was appointed as a missionary to Syria in 1855 by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. In 1870, when the Syria Mission was transferred from the ABCFM to the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions, he thereafter served the latter. Until 1860, Jessup resided in Tripoli with his family, but spent the remainder of his missionary service in Beirut where for thirty years he was acting pastor of the Syrian Church of Beirut and superintendent of its school. He also served as secretary of the Asfuriyeh Hospital for the Insane from its establishment and as a missionary editor of the Arabic Journal, El Nesrah. In 1866, Jessup helped found the Syrian Protestant College, now the American University of Beirut. Besides serving as moderator of the 1879 General Assembly, Jessup authored several works about his mission experience in Syria. He died in service and was buried in Beirut' (Presbyterian Historical Society, online). His autobiography, Fifty Three Years in Syria of 1910 is equally rare, i.e. I can't find it at all. Smith J21 ('an authoritative work by a long-time missionary to Syria').

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        ALLEGHENY CEMETERY:; HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF INCIDENTS AND EVENTS CONNECTED WITH ITS ESTABLISHMENT. CHARTER AND SUPPLEMENTAL ACTS OF LEGISLATION. REPORTS OF 1848 AND 1857. PROCEEDINGS OF CORPORATORS, JUNE 21, 1873. RULES, REGULATIONS, &C. LIST OF OFFICERS, MANAGERS AND CORPORATORS TO DATE. REMARKS ON THE ORNAMENTATION AND ARRANGEMENT OF CEMETERIES. FUNERAL ORATION OF WILSON McCANDLESS, ESQ. ON COMMODORE BARNEY AND LIEUT. PARKER. ILLUSTRATED WITH SIXTEEN PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS

      Pittsburgh: Bakewell & Marthens, 1873. First edition. Albee, S.V.. 8vo., vii, 166 pp., with 16 full-page salted paper photographs by S.V. Albee. Two cracks to the cloth along the spine (still firm) and light flaking at the foredge of the front and rear boards. A very good copy. Allegheny Cemetery is one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in the United States, with its landscaping and monuments of great beauty. The photographs by S.V. Albee, which have a slightly greenish tint are likely to be uranium prints, developed in a solution of sulphate of iron, acid and diluted with water, which accounts for their faint appearance. These photographs highlight the architectural qualities of the monuments. The Carnegie Museum of Art provides the following biography for S. V. Albee: Born in Thomaston, Maine, Seth Voss Albee moved to Pittsburgh in 1867, where, by 1871, he was advertising his skills as an outdoor and view photographer. In 1876 a committee appointed by the Central Board of Education commissioned him to photograph all principal school district buildings in Pittsburgh. The following year Albee captured images of what came to be known as the Railroad Strike of 1877, which he published as a series of forty-two stereograph cards consisting of egg albumen prints from collodion negatives. These remarkable images were photographed during battles between the railroad strikers and the state militia and occasionally included his own photographic wagon in the foreground. The aftermath of battle is also shown in many views, from burned passenger cars in the Union Depot to mangled pieces of machinery littered throughout the rail yards. Other images depict the curiosity seekers who visited the devastation and became, for Albee, an integral part of his reporting. These stereographs of the Railroad Strike are regarded as the earliest surviving photographs of an American labor dispute. In 1879 Albee advertised as a "Practical Business Photographer in the Industries of Pennsylvania," setting forth his qualifications: "Here is clearly manifest to the connoisseur a natural gift conjoined with a scientific knowledge of chemical adaptation in the production of the desired light and shade, especially in his success in securing correct lines, and the skill and taste necessary to produce the strongest and most subtle life-like effect." Albee occupied several studios in downtown Pittsburgh, the last of which was located at 99 Fifth Avenue, where he produced various types of photographs, specializing in "Architectural and Mechanical Photography, also of Painting in Oil or Water Colors, Crayon Work, and to taking of enlarged views of landscapes."

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