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        Alphabets Plain Ornamented and Illuminated A Selection From The Best Ancient And Modern Styles, Particularly Adapted For The Use Of Painters, Engravers, Marbleworkers And Illuminators

      Boston: L. Prang, 1873. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. brown pebbled cloth, front cover gilt lettering bright and fresh. Very good. Approx. 20 leaves printed recto only. Landscape 4to, 17.5 x 27 cm. Title and three leaves are chromolithographs, balance of illustrations in black and white. The Preface notes, "A few pages have also been devoted to the most chaste and appropriate Illuminated or Emblematic Letters, now so much in vogue for ornamenting sacred subjects." Clean copy, slight wear to backstrip extremities.

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        L'ensorcelée

      Later edition.Half maroon morocco over marbled paper boards by P. Goy & C. Vilaine, spine in six compartments, gilt date to foot, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, covers preserved, top edge gilt.Autograph inscription signed by Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly: "A mon cher ami Azambre, ami vivant dans le souvenir d'un ami mort (1) / Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly / (1) Armand Dutocq [For my dear friend Azambre, a friend still living, in memory of a friend departed / Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly / Armand Dutocq]".With a frontispiece portrait of the author.A little spotting to the endpaper with the inscription. Alphonse Lemerre Paris 1873 9x15,5cm relié

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        The Fur Country. Or Seventy degrees North Latitude.

      Boston; James R.Osgood & Co. [1873] 1874. Translated from the French by N.d'Anvers. With One Hundred Illustrations. The FIRST EDITION, printed November 1873 with typical practice of a post-dated (1874) title page. This is possibly the first printing in English, as the London edition was also issued in that month. Octavo, pp.334 illustrated with steel engravings. Bound in original pebble-grained brown pictorial cloth, embossed in blind, gilt and black, dark brown endpapers. Neat owner name and date (1875) to half title. Cloth has benefitted from some expert and discreet repair. Now shows as a near fine example.

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        THE VISION OF THE THREE T'S. A Threnody by the Author of The New Belfry.

      37, 38 pp. Recently rebound in half calf gilt over marble boards with leather title label to upper cover. First edition. A very good copy of a scarce title.Williams, Madan, Green 94.

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        The parochial and family history of the deanery of Trigg Minor,: In the county of Cornwall (3 volume set)

      Nichols & Son, 1873-01-01. Hardcover. Good. **Used: Good*** 3 volume set. 30 cm. Folios. Publishers red cloth. Gilt spine. Bindings good. Hinges cracked to Volumes I and III, with rear board of Vol. III detached. Library booksplates to pastedowns removed, stamp to verso of title pages. Volumes pages uncut. Title page of Vol. I torn along gutter. Clean, unmarked pages. Color plates, maps, genealogy, coats of arms. Fold out map of the Deanery of Cornwall in vol. III. Pg. 86 torn. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

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

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

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        Les amours jaunes

      first edition printed in 490 copies, ours one of 481 Holland paper and unjustified.Bound in full morocco lemon, back with five nerves set with ornate golden triple net gilded boxes and brown, golden tail date on castors golden headdresses, framing a set of quadruple gold striping and a brown on flat , guards and contreplats of handmade paper, framing a set of six-time gold striping on contreplats, double nets gilded on the cuts, very fragile wrappers and back preserved and bound in that have been cleverly dubbed, all gilded, elegant and beautiful binding signed Canape; case lined with lemon morocco, inside brown felt, bookplate pasted on a contreplat.Book illustrated with an etching of the author in frontispiece.Rare and beautiful copy well established with its very fragile preserved covers, which is rare (see Clouzot). Glady frères Paris 1873 12,5x19,5cm relié sous étui

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        Le coffret de santal

      First edition printed in 500 copies on vergé paperHalf brown shagreen over marbled paper boards, spine in six compartments decorated with double blindruled fillets and gilt points, marbled pastedowns and endpapers, corners slightly rubbed, ex libris of Eugène Le Senne, signed by Vanteyne on pastedownRare and precious autograph inscription from Charles Cros to Charles Le Senne, who would become the artists', writers', and publishers' lawyer, specializing in literary and artistic rightsUnder the inscription, the poem Charles Cros inscribed onto Nina de Villard's (the dedicatee) copy is copied out in pencil. Alphonse Lemerre & J. Gay & fils Paris 1873 10,5x17,5cm relié

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        From the Earth to the Moon Direct in 97 Hours 20 Minutes: And a Trip Round it.

      Published by Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle, London 1873 - , viii, 323 pages, 80 plates including frontispiece with tissue guard, this is the first English edition of "From The Earth to the Moon Direct in 97 Hours 20 Minutes" and it's sequel "Round the Moon" complete with all its plates. First English Edition , minor bumps to corners, new endpapers, light foxing throughout, very good condition , gilt and black embossed decorated cloth, bevelled boards, full gilt edges , octavo, 20.5 cm x 15 cms Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Gliederthier-Fauna des Sansibar-Gebietes. (La faune des insectes des bois ou coléoptères de la région de Zanzibar)

      C. F. Winter'sche Verlagshandlung. Dr. von dem Edition originale.Nach Kersten während der vd Decken'schen Ost-im Jahre 1862 Expedition Afrikanischen von und auf der Insel C. Cooke Zanzibar im Jahre 1864 gesammelten Material bearbeitet A. von Gerstaecker.Mit 10 colorirten Kupfertafeln (und nicht 18 wie gesagt), eine von dem mit einem fehlenden pieces) .Etabli A. Gerstaecker from observations collected by Dr. O. Kersten during shipping in East Africa in 1862 and by C. Cooke on island of Zanzibar in 1864 Includes 10 sheets instead of 18, including a partially cut. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! C. F. Winter'sche Verlagshandlung Leipzig & Heidelberg 1873 18,5x26,5cm relié

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        The Fiend's Delight. By Dod Grile [pseud].

      First edition. London: John Camden Hotten, [1873]. 8vo, original purple-brown cloth, gilt decorations and lettering. Vignette title-page and tailpiece. Bierce's first book, a collection of his San Francisco journalism published by agreement - an agreement he would soon regret - with the infamous London publisher John Camden Hotten. Edges a little rubbed; hinges just starting, but sound; some light foxing to the prelims; very good copy.

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        Nuggets and Dust panned out in California by Dod Grile Collected and loosely arranged by J Milton Sloluck

      

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        Jack Brass, Emperor of England.

      T. Pettit & Co. 1873 A few small tears & creases to fore-edges with sl. loss to lower corner of first 2 leaves. Orig. light bown printed paper wrappers, sewn as issued; sl. dusted with some sl. wear to head & tail of spine, corners sl. creased. 12pp.5 copies only on Copac. Miller & Matthews B3.1. The first edition of Jefferies' first separately published work of fiction. A satire directed at the 'chief of capitalists'; a guide on how to use capital to become an Emperor of England. It is described by Edward Thomas as 'a jaunty, humourously intended by-product of his Conservatism'. 'This Squib' write Miller and Matthews, 'is another in Jefferies' series of short works published at his own expense in the hope of a chance bestseller drawing attention to his name, but at a risk of relatively small capital outlay'. Jefferies had asked Macmillan to put their name to it but had to settle for the lesser-known imprint of T. Pettitt & Co.

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        Etudes sur le coeur et la circulation centrale dans la série des vertébrés. Anatomie et physiologie comparées. Philosophie naturelle.

      Montpellier, Coulet, Paris, Delahaye, 1873. ____ Première édition. Illustré par 16 planches hors-texte en lithographie, une en couleurs. Envoi de l'auteur sur la couverture imprimée: "Monsieur Martins professeur à la faculté de médecine, hommage respectueux. A. Sabatier". Charles-Frédéric Martins (1806-1889) a été titulaire de la chaire de botanique à la Faculté de médecine de Montpellier et directeur du Jardin des plantes de 1851 à 1879. Il est l'auteur de nombreux travaux, notamment d'anatomie zoologique et de géographie botanique. Sabatier était alors professeur associé à la faculté et obtint trois ans plus tard une chaire de zoologie. Dos et une partie d'un plat décoloré. Très rare. Manquait aux collections Waller et Norman. ***** Firs edition. Inscribed to Charles-Frédéric Martins. "Sabatier's book on the heart and circulation in vertebrates (1873) immediately established his reputation as an anatomist. He made a detailed investigation of the cardiac morphology and physiology of amphibians and reptiles and from this research established the general laws that govern the functional evolution of the heart from fishes to mammals. He showed that these laws apply not only to the zoogical series but also to the developing embryo. (...). This work resolved several lengthy debates, including that on the significance in man of the coracoid process. He demonstrated that this structure is analogous to the pubis of the pelvic girdle". DSB 12, 45. In-4. [272 x 215 mm] Collation : (2), X, 462 pp., 16 planches hors-texte. Demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs orné, tranches mouchetées, couverture imprimée conservée. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Oeuvres de Rabelais

      Garnier Frères. The second edition (the first published by Bry in 1853), with a portrait of the author and 60 plates hors texte with rice-paper guards, this copy one of 200 on vergé de Hollande van Gelder paper, the only copies to bear a frontispiece of the author and plates on China paper pasted in.The first issue with 60 plates hors texte and 614 head- and tail- pieces and vignettes. 98 of the illustrations are taken from Bry's edition and 7 others from the "Contes drolatiques." Contemporary red morocco by J. B. Pingot, Jansenist spines in five compartments, double gilt fillet on the edges of the covers and headpieces, large gilt dentelle frame to inside covers, double marbled endpapers, all edges gilt.A superb copy of one of the most beautiful books illustrated by Gustave Doré on large paper, luxuriously bound in red morocco.  Garnier Frères Paris 1873 31x43cm 2 volumes reliés

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        Contes du lundi

      The rare first edition.Contemporary half brown shagreen over marbled paper boards, spine in six compartments with black fleurons, marbled endpapers and pastedowns.A little light insignificant rubbing.A good and rare copy in its contemporary binding. Alphonse Lemerre Paris 1873 11x18cm relié

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        Costumes usos e trajos de Todos os Povos do Mundo em face de documentos authenticos e das mais recentes viagens.

      Lisbon: Imprensa Lusitana Typographia Lisbonense, 1872-, 1873. Thick octavo, 153 highly-finished handcoloured engravings;red blind-panelled morocco, all edges gilt. Rare Portuguese edition of Wahlen's Moeurs, Usages et Costumes de tous les peuples du monde... (Brussels, 1844), published well after Wahlen's death in 1850. Wahlen's is a scarce and beautiful work on the costumes of the world, finely illustrated with a wonderful series of highly coloured full-page plates. This Portuguese edition is not recorded by Ferguson, although there are 30 plates of Oceania; it includes the Aborigines of Jervis Bay and Kangaroo Island, and the exotic peoples of Pitcairn Island, New Guinea, Timor, Java, New Zealand and Hawaii.As with the earlier Brussels edition, the plates are drawn from published voyage accounts. The startling portraits of the Aborigines of Jervis Bay and Kangaroo Island are copied from De Sainson's studies made on Dumont D'Urville's voyage on the Astrolabe. Other images come from Krusenstern, while the Tahitian dancer is after John Webber from the account of Cook's third voyage. Portrait profiles of Maoris are based on Sydney Parkinson's images published in the official account of Cook's first voyage, and a native of New Guinea is adapted from P. Van Oort's "Native of Dourga Strait, New Guinea", which appeared as the frontispiece to Earl's The Native Races of the Indian Archipelago.This is a volume of plates only, evidently part of a larger work (it is numbered volume 6 on the spine). The National Library's copy has two volumes. A little rubbed, original interleaves generally present, a couple of plates spotted, but generally fine and bright.n.

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        Mareca Penelope. [Eurasian Wigeon].

      No date. [ 1873]. Lithograph, handcolored, sheet size 14 5/8 x 21 1/2 inches. Overall toning to paper, dampstaining at left half of lower edge reaching to level of text lines, small foxed spot at lower right corner and tiny spot at upper left, image itself if clean and the color still bright. With a damaged text sheet. Now reclassified as Anas Penelope, the distribution of this duck covers "the whole of the northern and temperate regions of the Old World, from Iceland in the west to Japan in the east...In China, in India, and in Southern Europe it also occurs during summer as numerously as with us."

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        Le tombeau de Théophile Gautier

      Alphonse Lemerre. First Edition, one of 10 numbered copies on Whatman and initialed by the publisher, leading copy. Bound in half morocco chocolate coins back with five nerves, when golden tail, flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats of handmade paper, fragile parchment preserved covers (including discrete and skillful restorations), gilded head, binding signed Goy & Vilaine. Contributions of Victor Hugo, Stéphane Mallarmé, Charles Cros, Frédéric Mistral, Paul Arena, Théodore de Banville, Léon Cladel Jules Claretie Francois Coppe, Leon Dierx, Anatole France, Albert Glatigny, José-Maria de Heredia, Arsène Houssaye, Jules Janin Sébastien Charles Leconte de Lisle, Catullus Mendes, Albert Merat, Sully Prudhomme ... Books illustrated frontispiece, a portrait by Théophile Gautier Bracquemond. Last custody partially crumpled. Very nice copy, wide-margined, well established. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Alphonse Lemerre Paris 1873 19,5x27cm relié

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        Recueil de 13 articles et mémoires sur l'obstétrique ayant parus entre 1870 et 1876

      Delahaye, Baillère. First Editions. Half green sweatband. Smooth back with pieces of black title. Friction. Higher Cap weakened wearing a torn lower jaw. Borders mostly bare. It was at the end of the nineteenth century that the root of modern obstetrics, hygienist consequence of current, the midwives are increasing, and new buildings dedicated to deliveries égalements, details essays, articles and theses in this volume: - Historical Note on Chamberlen London and the invention of the forceps by Dr. A. Mattei. Paris. J. Boyer. 1873 8pp. - The procidences members as a complication of the cephalic presentations by Dr. Louis Rube. Paris. Parent. 1872 80pp. autograph dedication of the author. - From the relative safety of childbirth in primiparae aged Alexander Coccio. Paris. Delahaye. 1875 64pp. - Lymph utériens parallel between lymphagite and phlebitis uterine J. Fioupe. Paris, Baillère. 1876 82pp. A table. - Paralysis traumatic lower extremities are consecutive childbirth labprieux by LA Lefèvre. Paris. Delahaye. 1876 58pp. - Influence of blood pressure on the board of puerperal diseases by Dr. Leon Dumas. Paris. Delahaye. 1878 39pp. Fig. - From the Caesarean section when uterine fibroid tumors filling the excavation pervienne by Dr. H. Cazin. Paris. Delahaye. 1875 30pp. - Contribution to the practice of deliveries by Emile Victor Hottenier. Paris. Delahaye. 1876 52pp. A leaflet table. Edition repeated twice, with the second shipment of the author. - The premature rupture spontaneous egg membranes. Thesis for Doctor of Medicine by Louis Roulin. Sense. Duchemin. 1878 83pp. - Memory of intracranial cephalotripsy by méthose of Dr. F. Guyon. His presentation, his critique by Dr. Nicolas Kalindero. Paris. Alexander Coccoz. 1870 60pp. Text repeated twice. - Lectures by professors and hyernaux amabile the forceps-saw and the treatment of vesico-vaginal, made at the congress of Medical Sciences in Brussels by E. Putegnat. Paris. Delahaye. Brussels. Mans. 1876 19pp. - When is it advisable to induce abortion. Thesis submitted to the contest for the aggregation July 22, 1875 by A. Sqoyre. Paris. Delahaye. 1875 205pp. - The cons-indications of the version in the shoulder presentation and means that can replace this. Thesis submitted to the competition for aggregation by Dr. A. Pinard. Paris, Baillère. 1875 140pp. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Delahaye, Baillère Paris,Sens,Bruxelles 1873 fort in 8 (16x22cm) Un Vol. relié

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

      Frederick Warne and Co.,, 1873. Last Edition / Best, and most complete Edition. 6 Volumes (complete set). London, Frederick Warne and Co., no year (c. 1873). 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., 1855?1873, 6 vols. (Originally only 5 volumes, published 1855?1866, as 'The Flowering Plants of Great Britain; the 6th volume, on grasses, sedges, and ferns, was added in 1873).nnAnne Pratt (5 December 1806 ? 1893) was a botanical and ornithological illustrator from Strood, Kent. The second of three daughters of Robert Pratt (1777?1819), a grocer, and Sara Bundock (1780?1845), 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.nnAnne 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 (1855?1873). (Wikipedia)

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        Portugal Antigo e Moderno : Diccionário Geográfico, Estatístico, Chorográfico, Heraldico, Archeológico, Historico, Biographico e Etymologico de todas as Cidades, Villas e Freguezias de Portugal e de grande numero de Aldeias se estas são notaveis, por serem patria d'homens célebres, por batalhas ou outros factos importantes que n'ellas tiverem logar, por serem solares de familias nobres, ou por monumentos de qualquer natureza alli existentes ; Noticia de muitas cidades e outras povoações da Lusitania de que

      Lisboa: Livraria Editora de Mattos Moreira & Companhia, 1873- 1890.-12 vols.; 22cm.-EInvulgar edição original desta obra notável, que pelas suas características é ainda hoje indispensável para a história política e geográfica de Portugal, bem como fonte inesgotável de informações sobre as nossas lendas, usos e costumes, tradições regionais etc. sobre cada localidade, tudo por ordem alfabética. O texto vem composto a duas colunas. Esta edição é de melhor qualidade gráfica.Encadernado em 12 volumes revestidos por meias-encadernações de chagrin, da época. Para além de alguns pequenos trabalhos de traça nas charneiras de poucos volumes, conjunto muito estimado e atraente desta obra de referência sempre apreciada e procurada.

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        Thérèse Raquin

      Charpentier & Cie. First edition of the theatrical adaptation of which there were no large paper copies.Bradel binding in half cherry-red shagreen over marbled paper boards, gilt date to foot of spine, title label in black shagreen (soiled), marbled pastedowns and endpapers, covers preserved, top edge gilt; black morocco chemise and slipcase by P. Goy & C. Vilaine, gilt date to foot of spine, lined with dark red suede. Handsome autograph inscription from the author to Jules Claretie. % Charpentier & Cie Paris 1873 12x19cm relié sous étui

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         Poésies qui ne figureront pas dans ses oeuvres. Précédées d'une auto-biographie.

      France imprimerie particulière. [Bruxelles, Poulet-Malassis], 1873, in 8°, de II-84 pp., portrait de Gavarni et planche de musique h.t. tirés sur Chine, cart. papier marbré moderne genre ancien. Exemplaire sur papier de Hollande à grandes marges. Edition originale des poésies libres de Th. Gautier. Rare, tirage limité à seulement 150 exemplaires sur papier de Hollande et 12 sur Chine. ¶ Vicaire III/939 - Gay Amour, femmes III/789.

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        The Christian in Palestine or Scenes of Sacred History, Historical and Descriptive. Illustrated from Sketches taken on the Spot by W.H.Bartlett.

      George Virtue / Printed by Joseph Rickery of Sherbourn Lane,, 1873. London, George Virtue / Printed by Joseph Rickery of Sherbourn Lane, no year [ca.1873]. Quarto. Engraved titlepage and normal titlepage, IV, [2], 234 pages with 78 plates (steel-engravings of Palestine / Israel) Original Hardcover [Original publishers full morocco with gilt lettering on spine and gilted ornaments all around]. Wonderful binding in very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Upper hinge with minor crack. A beautiful example of this importnat travel book. The plates with some minor spotting. Includes also the panoramic double-page view of Jerusalem.

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        The Gentleman's Table Guide and Table Companion to the Art of Dining and Drinking, with Table Habits and Curious Dishes of the Various Nations, &c, &c. with Practical Recipes for Wine Cups, American Drinks, Punches, Cordials. Recherche Bills of Far. With Service of Wines, &c.

      Frederick Warne and Co London 1873 - Third Edition. Original green gilt decorated cloth, gilt lettering and page edges, 6 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches, 167 pages plus advertisements, yellow printed endpapers. An early and seldom cited or encountered guide to cocktails and other drinks. Dale DeGroff, in his work, 'The Craft of the Cocktail' cites this volume for the inclusion of Green Tea Punch, an unusual drink utilizing green tea and the blogger of 'Cocktail101' cites this title as the earliest to contain a recipe for Corpse Reviver. Eight copies found on WorldCat. Contents page lists 'American Drinks' and includes Gin Julep, Sherry Cobbler, Gin Cocktail, Jersey Cocktail, Soda Cocktail, American Milk Punch, Beer Sangaree, Tom and Jerry, Sleeper, Stonewall Jackson, Yard of Flannel, Metropolitan Hotel U.S. Punch, Gin Sling, Washington, President Lincoln, General Grant, Nightcap, etc. Very Good, firmly bound volume, pages clean but for one mildly sprung mid-page (but not loose), front cover cloth discolored from moisture exposure, contemporary signature at top of both front endpaper and title page. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Illustrations of China and Its People: A Series of Two Hundred Photographs, with Letterpress Descriptive of the Places and People Represented (Volumes I & II)

      - London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle, 1873, volumes I and II (2 volumes out of 4), containing nearly 110 photographs on 48 plates with descriptive text [Volumes I & II seuls (sur 4 au total) qui contiennent près de 110 photographies sur 48 planches protégées par serpentes, accompagnées d'un texte descriptif.]. **'My design in the accompanying work is to present a series of pictures of China and its people, such as shall convey an accurate impression of the country I traversed as well as of the arts, usages, and manners which prevail in different provinces of the Empire. With this intention I made the camera my constant companion of my wanderings, and to it I am indebted for the faithful reproduction of the scenes I visited, and of the types of races which I came into contact' (Introduction). Two large volumes (48x36 cm), bound in maroon cloth, front covers adorned with a gilt illustration of a Confucian temple in Peking and gilt titles, gilt edges; corners are worn, edges show some rubbing, spines have been professionally restored, several pages of text have some foxing, still a very good condition for these 2 volumes [2 albums de grand format (48x36 cm), cartonnages recouverts de toile marron, couvertures ornées d'une illustration dorée représentant un temple à Pékin et de titres et motifs dorés, tranches dorées; les coins de couverture sont écrasés et usés, les tranches frottées par endroits, les dos ont été restaurés par un relieur professionnel, certaines pages de texte comportent des rousseurs; dans l'ensemble les deux volumes sont en état très satisfaisant]

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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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